IfuVlie &rtM. QUEEN-STREET, SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY TOMORROW, May 23rd, Rv. RICHARD ROBERTS, of London, will PREACH Mornino and Evening. An ADDRESS will be delivered in the Afternoon bv RICHARD JOHNSON, Esq., of Manchester. y Services at 10-30, 2-30, and C-30. Collections in aid of the School funds. E. C. U., HODDERSFIELD BRANCH ON Thursday next, at Eight p.m., a PAPER will be READ on " REVERENCE IN CHTJHCH ' ia the Room over Mr. Variey's Shop, corner of King-street. ST. PATJUCK S CHURCH, NEW NORTH-ROAD HCDDERSFIELD. THE above CHURCH will be RE OPENED on to-morrow (Trinity Sauday), May 23rd. SOLEMN HIGH MASS to begin at 10-13 a.m. Music, with orchestra! accompaniments. Haydn V Imperial Mass. VESPERS and BENEDICTION to begin at 6-S0 p.m. Rossi's Laudate," Emmerig's " Magnificat," Newkom's " O Salutaris," c. SERMONS, morninc and evenmg, by the Rev. Father WOODALL, M.A., St. Mary's, Sheffield, and formerly Vicar of St. Margaret's Church, Canterbury. Offerings, towards expenses of repairing, painting, and decorating Church, will be expected at Church doors. Tickets for the morning service : Reserved places, 2s. 6d. each ; to second eeats, Is. ; to other parts, 6d. each. To evening service, silver at the church doors, and 6d. to reserved parts. Tickets to be had at the Presbytery ; at Mr. George Brook's, printer, Westgate ; and at Mr. Brown's, printer, New-street. XM7 EST YORKSHIRE CHESS ASSOCIATION. . Presidekt JOHN WATKINSON, Esq. Vice-Pbjesidest VM. SCOTT, Esq., M.D. The Fourteenth ANNUAL MEETING of this Association, will be held at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, on Saturday, the 29th May. PLAY to Commence at Twelve o'clo:k. Prizes Of the value of 7 10s. will be offered for competition. Tickets of Admission, including knife and fork Tea, 2s. 6d. each, may be had at the George Hotel. J. HENRY FIN LIN SON, Hon. Sec. S4th WEST YORK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. THE ANNUAL INSPECTION of the Corps will take place in tbe Park at Woodsome, near Huddersfield, on Saturday, May 22nd, at Four o'clock p.m. The charge for admission, by the Hall entrance, to the Review Ground will be Sixpence each person. Carriages, One Shilling each horse. Admission to the Camp will be One Shilling each, from 9-0 a.m. to 12-SO p.m. ; and Sixpence from 12-30 p.m. to8-30 p.m. The London and North Western Railway Company will ruu a SPECIAL TRAIN from Fenay Bridge to Huddersfield in time lor the last train. Admission on Sunday at 10 a.m., One Shilling each; 12-30 p.m.. Sixpence each. Divine Service in the Camp at 11 o'clock a.m. Church Parade at Kirkburtun Church in the Afternoon. BY ORDER. S4TH WEST YORK RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. GRAND REVIEW, this Day (Saturday), May 22nd, at Four p.m., in the Park, at Woodsome. Admission, 6d. each. Carriages, Is. per horse. To the Camp, 6d. each, from 13-3'J p.m. ; and also on Sunday, Is., at 10 a.m. and 6d., at 12-30 p.m. Oxley's 'Bus will leave the Market-place, at One, Three, and Five p.m ; returning at Two, Four, and Seven p.m. THE CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1869. SOMETHING LIKE A RAILWAY EIGHTEEN HUNDRED MILES LONG, ACROSS THE AMERICAN CONTINENT. The Great Pacific Railroad, connectiug New York with San Francisco, across the American Continent, is now-completed in all its essentials. The last rail, connecting midway the two ends of the Eastern and Western Sections of the line, was laid on Saturday, the 8th inst. The rapidity with which this long stretch of 1721 miles of railway has been executed, is really astonishing the time occupied in the construction being only a little over two and a half years. January, 1866, saw the first 40 miles of this long line laid, from Omaha, in Nebraska, on the Missouri River. In January, 1867, 305 miles were completed : and in January, 1S6S, 540 miles. During 1868, 866 miles more were constructed by the united com panies that being an average of two and two third miles per working day. Now, early in May 1869, the junction between the two approaching ends has been made. We may illustrate this extraordinary rapidity of construction by pointing out that it has taken less time to form and com plete these 1721 miles of railway, across immense rivers, swamps, deserts, and the Rocky Moun tains, than the Lancashire and Yorkshire Com pany have consumed in the making of their four or five miles branch from Lockwood to Meltham in the Huddersfield district ! The point of junction just spoken of is about 995 miles west of Omaha City, where the line has its eastern commencement and about 726 miles east from Sacramento, in California, where it has its western terminus. It is expected that the traveller starting from New York by this route, may be able to reach San Francisco in the short Bpace of six days. The subject of a trans-continental railroad has been agitated in the United States for more than twenty years or since the close of the Mexican war in 1848. At that period a great accession of territory had fallen to the United States, in the acquisition of California, New Mexico, and Texas. For the ends of Government, some mode of connecting regions so widely apart as the most eastern and western dominions of the Union, suggested the necessity of an extension of the railway system. No railway enterprise of equal extent had ever yet been projected but that was just one reason why Americans should attempt its execution, seeing it out-run old-world notions of what seemed to be practicable. The shortest route from the Eastern frontier States, or from the Channel of the Mississippi to the Pacific, could hardly be less than 1800 miles and that through a region peopled only by roving Indians, or traversed by herds of buffaloes or packs of wolves. That such a line of railroad, passing through a mere desert, could not be self-jsupporting for many years, was superfluously clear. But the immediate ends to be gained by it were important, and the immigration-flood which it was expected to pour over a fertile country was looked upon as the means of ultimately recouping the shareholders of such a grand scheme for their hazardous investment. The aid of Government . was calculated upon for the undertaking, to a large extent. By an Act of Congress, passed in March, 1853, the preliminary explanations and surveys were ordered, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean, and the necessary funds for this initiatory step were at the same time granted. The routes examined and reported on were five in number. One of these, called the North Pacific Railroad route, concerns England and her North American Colonies the most. This route was to unite Lake Superior and the head of navigation on the Mississipi with Puget Sound, territory of Washington, and with Columbia River, on the Pacific side. The explorers, in their report, did not conceal their desire to forestal Great Britain and her Colonies, by means of this proposed railway. It would run for 1,500 miles near the British possessions, but still wholly within the frontier of the United States. It was expected to drain the wealth of the rich Saskatchewan and Red River districts, east of the Rocky Mountains, and the gold country on the Fraser, Thomson, and Kootenag Rivers, west of the mountains. It was pointed out that the distance from Canton to Liverpool would be 1,500 miles nearer by this route, which would lie along the 49th parallel of latitude, than by the way of San Francisco to New York. This advantage, the reporters anticipate, " will not be thrown away by the English, unless it be taken away by our first building this North Pacific Road, establishing mercantile agencies at Puget Sound, fixing mer cantile capital there, and getting possession on land and on the ocean of all the machinery of the new commerce between Asia and Europe. Coolly also, do the reporters further anticipate that this euccesss will "seal the destiny of the British possessions west of the 91st meridian ;" or, in other words, limit our territories to, and intercept our commercial intercourse beyond, Canada West, leaving the whole region between that and the Pacific "to be Americanised in interest and feeling," so that it would in effect be "severed from the New Dominion, and the question of its annexation will be but a question of time." This is about the most cool piece of political effrontery in regard to the interests and rights of another State that we have ever known to form part of an official report submitted to a Government. Without doubt, a railroad in these northern latitudes would be of great moment to get speedily established between Canada and British Columbia, within British territory and this as soon as possible after the Hudson Bay Company's claims are disposed of, should be attended to. If the Americans succeed well with the railroad they have now completed, they are pretty certain to attack this other project at a higher latitude, as the line would pass through a much more fertile, a better wooded, and a better coaled country than is traversed by their Union Pacific Railway. Four other schemes were also descanted on in the report of the Surveyors to the United States' THE Government, all of which were staged southward on the Continent between the 42nd and 32nd parallels of latitude. The line now so far advanced towards its full completion, lies between the 41st ana 38th parallels ; and is intended to unite the Missouri River at Council Bluffs (Omaha), and the harbour at San Francisco. The line consists of two main divisions, which are severally the property of two companies. The Union Pacific Railroad Company constructs the eastern portion j1!?, m len8th ! and tfle Central Pacific Railroad Company of California constructs the western part, 726 miles long. The Companies were to make the road as expeditiously as possible from each end, and to meet at some intermediate point. It has been a race between thorn inum.k , large Government subsidy was dealt out in more liberal measure to the Company that satisfactorily .vvs uiuau gruunu ana, oi course, as influence in the subsequent management of the whole concern would also be proportionate to the mileage covered, another reason was afforded for both parties to urge on the work with the utmost speea. The experience of field onenrtinnn oind during the late war, is said to have been of vast service in expediting railway work on this line. A whole army of nimble and organised workers nave Deen ana still are engaged in the business. At the California end, 10.000 Chinamen, and 3,000 teams, were in action, grading and laying the track, all last summer. As might be expected, amiu tne rvocny mountains, the chief engineering difficulties of the line were found. The Central Pacific portion of it, starting from Sacramento, the political capital of California, at an elevation of 56 feet above the level of the sea, after ascending a slope or gradient of 105 miles, attains the summit of a mountain 7,000 feet high. The heavy grading of this section averages 95 feet per mile. Here also there are thirteen short tunnels of a united length cf 6,262 feet. The snows of winter were expected to present an insurmountable difficulty in these heights. For 30 miles was the snow expected to bar the way to all winter traffic. But the Califormans were determined to leave nothing to season that they could vanquish. They have covered the line with Btrong wooden sheds over the entire distance in which snows are likely to arrest the traffic. By the 1st of January this year they had completed twenty miles of roofing ! Notwithstanding the immense difficulties to be overcome in this part of the course, m the beginning of 1858 the Calif or- man Company had 84 miles open to trafhe. A third Company, called tho " Kansas Pacific," is in operation in connection with the same general scheme as the great line to the Pacific. This other is a branch line, which has for its object the union of St. Louis, in Missouri State, with the main stem of the railroad at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. To facilitate this gigantic enterprise in railway-making, Congress has granted the right of way gratis, involving the free gift of 14,080,000 acres to the Companies. The American Legislature further authorised the issue of Government Bonds, proportioned to the length and difficulty of the work under construction, amounting in the aggregate to about half the estimated cost of forming the line. These bonds, bearing six per eent interest, have been delivered to the Companies as the works progressed, and as short sections, usually 20 miles, were completed to the satisfaction of the Government Inspectors. The redemption of these bonds is placed at 60 years after the date of issue. It is estimated that the Union Pacific Company, with its 955 miles, will receive in amount of bonds issued, upwards of 5,500,000 sterling ; and the Central Pacific Company, about 6,000,000 sterling for its 726 miles executed. . All compensation for services rendered to Government by the railways is to be applied to the payment of said bonds and interest, until the whole is paid up. What in general these services are expected to be is strictly defined by the Act so that, if the Companies have had a good bargain with the State to begin with, the State in turn is to pay no higher than private parties for the advantages it claims. The country through which the eastern half of the Pacific line passes is, m many parts, an unfruitful desert, where, for hundreds of miles, scarctly a tree is to be seen, and where the rain fall is insufficient to raise crops. Some of the districts are attracting thousands of miners in search of gold and silver. These people will benefit the railroad in the traffic arising outof the supply of their wants and f he railway will benefit them in return, in conveying away the produce of their labour. It is different towards the western end of the line, where the route lies through arable and grazing lands in the great central trough of California on to San Francisco. Here millions of acres will be brought within the reach of settlement by the railway and land upon which wheat may be raised, and all other plants known to European agriculture. It seems, too, verv probable that a large amount of trade and of travel between Europe and the East, China, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia, will come to be taken up by the overland route. If the distance between New York and San Francisco can, by the Pacific Railway, be tra versed, as is expected, in six days, the journey between England and New Zealand may be achieved in something like oj or bo days, instead of in 90 or 100, as by the present route. If the Pacific Railroad can be secured from Indians, from drought, and from mountain snows, there appears little doubt of the preferability of this line or travel to the Far East. It is difficult, however, to believe that the line will ever be an attractive one for bulky merchandise, owing to the unavoidable costliness of the rates. It is to be hoped that our fellow-subjects in Canada will nave an eye to tnis business, and, in self-defence, begin to agitate for a thorough line for themselves. More than all the reasons that the Americans put iorwara on Dehalt or their hue, now so nearly fully completed, can be urged for a North Pacific route. What is wanted is something of the commendable energy of the Yankees to start the enterprise, and to carry it through. St. Paul's Church. Trinity Sunday. Morning: Anthem, " In the beginning." Haydn. Hymns 1:35, 133. L3134. Auttem' "Holy Mozart. Hymns The Earl and Countess of Dartmouth entertained a select party at dinner, on Saturday, at their residence in G ros venor-square. Goon Writing. -It will be seen by advertisement, that Messrs. Smart and Co., of London, are to open their writing academy this day in Queen-street. Advt. Legal Examination. Among the names of the successful candidates at the intermediate examination, recently held at the Hall of the Incorporated Law Society, Chancery-lane, London, we observe that of Mr. Godfrey Rhodes, who is articled to John Haigh, Esq., solicitor, of this town. Enfield Rifle Club. Lockwood Company. The first competition of the above club took place on Saturday, at the Trinity-street range, when 17 members shot seven shots each at 200 yards. The wind was very strong, blowing from the left, which will account for the indifferent shooting : Total. Private Dan Dyson 2 S 3 2 4 218 Henry Fox 233033 217 Sergeant D. K. Rhodes 2 2 3832 015 Bugler Riley 032323 214 Private Henry Todd 232223 013 Colour-Sergeant J. W. Roberts 202203 211 Serjeant Swift 222030 211 Private E. Hey 232020 211 Corporal Hirst 2 2 0 2 0 2 210 Private W. H. Kaye 0 0 2 3 S 2 0-10 Rifle Contest. Hudbersfield v. Outlane. A match came off at the Outlane Range, on Saturday, between twelve men of No. 3 Company (Huddersfield,) and twelve of No. 6 Company (Outlane.) There was a very strong cold wind blowing from the left front, which made it rather bad for shooting. The distances were 200 yards, Hythe position; 500 yards, any position, Wimbledon targets and scoring. The following are the scores : No. 3 COMPANY. 200 500 Total. Colour Sergeant Geo. Cliffe 18 15 23 Sergeant James Johnson 13 10 .... 23 John Shiels 10 ... . 6 16 C. Brotherlon 10 9 19 Corporal J. Hinchliffe 12 8 20 Lance-Corporal T. Balmlorth 13 .... 8 .... 16 J. Woedcock 14 .... 2 .... 16 Private G. H. Bradley 13 7 20 W.H.Bnck 8 .... 2 .... 10 B.Walker 18 .... 7 20 T. Marsden 6 .... 18 19 H. W. Murgatroyd 6.... 2.... 8 131 84 215 No. 6 COMPANY. 200 500 Total. Captain J. W. Sykes 2 8 10 Sergeant J. Morton 10 .... 7 .... 17 J. Beaumont 10 13 .... 23 Corporal T. Shaw 8.... 0.... 8 Lance-Sergeant J. Brook 11 ... . 8 .... 19 Private J. Cnlpan 10 7 .... 17 G. Clegg 9 15 .... 24 P.Gee 8 .... 8 .... 16 J.Whiteley 11 .... 9 .... 20 E. Bray 10 .... 0 10 Lance-Sergeant D. Aspinal 11 ... . 5 .... 16 Sergeant J. Ainley 8 8 11 108 83 191 The match was for a dinner, which was served up at Mr. Halstead s, the Say Horse Inn, Outlane. There was an extra match shot between Captain Sykes, of Outlane, and Ensign Brook, of No. 3 Company, which came off in favour of the latter by one point. HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY. MAY 32, Examination. Mr nv,-,-rW ir a .:,. t , - . litmi AUVUUJUe, On Of Mr. .Tnoonh l.,i e tt...ij c.n SsS ssed ,lu8 examination as a chemist and druggist. vcuiBgb mil, jiuinonrgn. Statue of the nun ri cmn. - t , . , , v ikiiruis. air. vrtJurge ir. Adams Kdplor, of Sloane-street, Chelsea, has- been a maxole siaiue or JJr. Hugh M JNeile (Dean of Ripon), for the town of LivtrpooL Devonshire Hospital anb Buxton Bath Charity. 1 he committee of management of the Devonshire Hospital. Buxton. crmtefnlW ol,r,mlJ 1 x. r -.r,-o received daring the past week from the executors of William Gibson, Esq., of Maul's Bank, Arbroath, who was ' jiaiunamena ana subscriber to the charity. lais sudden DEATH IN KlNG-STREET. Art inquest was held at th filnho v; ve EE JJyson coroner, on Saturday afternoon, on view of the body of the tra inn fnnlranoml h j.i r " -uu unu uu i:is iienuus evening pear the door steps of the above inn.. M. Bottom- ...jvvu, u.m5 examinea ine deceased, cave it as ut- iramwju irom wane ana exhaustion, and a verdict to that effect was returned. accident at the New Estate Offices, -Yesterday forenoon an accident occurred at the new estate offices mSL A mason, ,7r T, -s years, oi iserry Krow, was at work on the too stm-pv nj ua- ""ft anJ. who waa' knel do.nTn the stair. u iuui supped, and He fell backwards to the Wm?w2lZZJ Ji .bout 50 feet Y. m , T r. . " "s assistance, ana he was removed to the infirmary, where he now lies. oavings hanks. HudtUrsfieid Mechanics' tuUon: On Saturday night last 43depositers d in the sum of 1 B ft 3.1 ,nliim:aj Fam ICr, Mmondbury Mechanic? Institution: On Saturday 16 deDOBltorn nain in 1 So Q.1 1 ia-u.j r.. J , i haddock Congregational Sundav School : On Saturday 8 deDOSltors naid in a 7A . n, , , MUnsbridgc Penny Saving Bank: On Saturday 26 deposited 3 6s. Od., and the withdrawals were 5 5d. Mnuvy ocnooi: J Saturday 12 depositors paid in the sum of CI 7 1A J fli.j 1 5s. 8d. eigin. witaarew ROBBERY AT TUB Vnnsni. n . -rr.j. . i . . - -. " uaar. xesieraay a robbery m the Onmmiiumat Ar.nt t ii . ,lr , 1 " uFiui:uii ur me volunteer camp, at oodsome, was discovered. During the morn- u t j - i -"wm who uiissea, ana, neing nownere to be founo information was given to the police of the robbery. From enquiries, made by Police-constable Yates and Police-constable Redman, of the county constabulary, mnenn Hall nf ,.n.-.., .i. i .. . -" p uauuic.unu one or tne volunteers, enaaced as assistant mV . v j. i ,rX-3 . : "7" " "fficucuucu uu suspicion ? S,Jhe "J- Subsequent enquiries led the officers v'""" wooosome, wnere they dis- covered the miasm? avcfcla nl o i i r , . -o . . ' " iBK ui mutton concealed m a sack behind a barrel on the premises. v-uaries ixMMcwooa, iarmer, of Kowley, and Joseph Norris weaver, of Lenton. wera ftAr-ar,i onn...i,.Aj suspicion of receiving the meat. The parties in custody mill li.nnj.Li V. . C .1 - 1 . . " wjuugun ueioie me magistrates to-day. Mancunian Wantivrwrh T. mate h was commenced yesterday at Lascelles Hall, and ire icaumeu tu uay toaiuraayj. wicKets pitoned at twelve o'clock. The following is the report of yesterday's play: MANCUNIANS. J. M'Donald, Esq , c Pollard b L. Greenwood S J. Rickets c and b Pollard , 8 G. B. Rowley, Esq.. c Brook b L. Greenwood 17 R. Iddison c Lockwood b L. Greenwood 5 C. Coward not out S3 J. Hillkirk, Esq., b Pollard 16 S. H. Swire, Esq., b Pollard 18 A. B. Rowley, Esq., b Hill 4 F. Reynolds b Pollard 0 T. HardcasUe, Esq., b Hill 7 F. Piatt, Esq., run out 6 Extras 2 Total 118 LASCELX.ES TTAT.T. J. Brook b Reynolds 4 G. H. Milnes, Esq., 1 b w, b A. B. Rowley 0 A. Greenwood st. M'Donald b Iddison 9 E. Lockwood e Hillkirk b A. B. Rowley 15 W. Shutton c M'Donald b Iddison 15 J. Ambler rua out 0 L Greenwod b Reynolds 0 D. Pollard b Reynolds 7 D. Eastwood b Iddison 11 A. Hill not out 4 J. Greenwood st. M'Donald b Iddison 4 Extras 3 Total 7a Yorkshire Society's School. A good many of our readers are interested in this school which is established in London for " educating, boarding, and clothing boys born in Yorkshire, or one of one whose parents was born there ; the parents must have been in a respectable line of life, and either reduced by misfortune or dead." We make no apology therefore for this reference to the institution. The examination of boys has just taken place, and we have been furnished with a copy of the examiners report. It is a document highly satisfactory to the school and creditable to the managers. One sentence will show the drift of it. " The general conviction forced upon me by the whole examination is that the school is, as far as teaching is concerned with which alone I had to do, in a very satisfactory condition. The results attest unmistake-ably a great amount of knowledge, zeal, and conscientiousness in the superintendence of instruction." We are sure the subscribers aud others in this neighbourhood interested in the school will be glad to read these words, and we should rejoice if by their means fresh interest and help should be called forth to what we believe to bo a most excellent and deserving charity. Bradford Observer. At the examination of the scholars on the 8th inst. Lord Feversham, who had presided at the annual meeting afterwards made the following entry: "I have been much gratified with the examination of the boys this day, the quickness and intelligence they evinced were very satisfactory and their personal appearance was very pleasing ; the general arrangement of the school seems all that is to be desired. Feversham. West Riding Spring Intermediate Sessions. These sessions were commenced at the Bradford Court House, on Tuesday. Mr. J. B. Greenwood presided, and among the magistrates present were Captain Pollard, Mr. T. Horsfall, Mr. J. JL Busfeild, Mr. A. Fawkes, Mr. T. Brooke, Mr. E. Day, &c The chairman, in addressing the grand jury, said he was happy to be able to congratulate them on that occasion that their duties would be very light. On the last three occasions that he had had the misfortune to attend, he believed there were upwards of 80 prisoners for trial, and at one sessions before these there were no fewer than 90. At the present sessions there were 46. At the same sessions last year there were 56, so that there were fewer by 10. This might be accounted for by the number of summary convictions. At these sessions there were 57, and at the last there were 34. For the last five years there had been an average of 85. Up to the present time there was 103. But all the grand jury had to do with was these 46. The cases were of the ordinary character, and called for no remark from him. The chairman then gave some directions for the guidance of the grand jury. The Court proceeded with the trial of prisoners. The following are the sentences of prisoners from the borough and district : Two Yean. Thomas Holmes, stealing a caw, the property of his grandfather, the Rev. Henry Wilcock Holmes, Pole Moor, near Huddersfield ; also stealing a silver pint, tho property of Henry Wilcock Holmes. Four persons received a like sentence for uttering base coin at Halifax. A"ne Month. Bolton Bailey, stealing a hamper and thirty cauliflowers, the property of George Eastwood, at Huddersfield ; Mary Ann Sheard, stealiug a plaid dress, a merino dress, a skirt, an apron, the property of Henrietta Robhuon, at Huddersfield, also stealing a dress, the property of Mary Ann Isherwood, at Huddersfield ; Joshua Shaw, sweep, stealing a diamond stud, the property of Mr. Alderman Crawshaw, at Huddersfield. Six Month. Bridget M'lver, stealing a crown, two half-crowns, and a purse, the property of John Robinson, from his person, at Huddersfield. No Bill. David Mellor, stealing two sovereigns, a half-sovereign, and three eggs, the property of James Mellor, at Almondbury. THE VOLUNTEEK ENCAMPMENT AT WOODSOME If, when doing duty on a foreign station, rough and unconstitutional weather be one of the greatest hardships with which soldiers of the line have to contend, or if the consummation of a victory be esteemed the more glorious in proportion to the variety of adverse circumstances, then, indeed, have the members of the 34th (Saddle worth) W. Y.R.V., who have been encamped in Woodsome Park during the past week, encountered, and, if not conquered and subdued, set at naught, a most stubborn foe. The arrangements of the camp are, aa we ventured to state last week they would be, most complete ; and the only desideratum required, at the outset, to ensure perfect success, was a guarantee from the li clerk of the weather" that he would favourably control the. elements. That arbitrary personage, however, made no such stipulation ; and the volunteers, like thousands, who have been in pursuit of pleasure during the past few days, were doomed to submit to the tantalising and fluctuating temper of the weather. The "clerk" must either have been absent, or in a violent mood, for, by night and by day, unremitting showers fell on several days, and the atmospheric elements defiantly arrayed themselves against each other ; but the encamped volunteers have faced the enraged elements with an ardour and fortitude worthy of a soldier's admiration and commendation. The 34th have shown a martial endurance, thorough contentment, untiring courage and valour, and indomitable energy, while, at the same time, their conduct, when under orders, has been characterised by punctuality at the post of duty, obedience to superiors, strict conformation to rigid discipline, and, in fact, by every trait of a regular soldier. The men, being 500 or 600 strong, marched into camp on Saturday, under the command of Lieut. -Colonel Bradbury ; and, as the suu shone in its meridian splendour, every volunteer appeared in high glee. The corps looked remarkably smart and orderly, and, as a body of men, they would not have disgraced any commanding officer, nor dishonoured any regiment in her Majesty's service. The clean uniforms, the scarlet facings, the furbished arms, smiling countenances, and men moving through the various ' ' Btreets," entering and leaving the bell-shaped, white canvass tents, on the heights of Wood-some, presented an impressively grand military scene. The total strength of the corps is about 660, and includes nine companies ; but, although there was such a capital muster on Saturday, some of the men were unable, in consequence of business engagements, to remain in camp the whole period. Many of the members of the corps who belong to Saddle worth, and dwell on the borders of the neighbouring county, obtained leave of absence in order to return to their several occupations, and it is only fair to state that, judging by the homely expressions which escaped their lips, it was with the greatest reluctance these men were compelled to curtail their sojourn at Woodsome. The cumbers of each company who placed themselves under military discipline, in the remote and secluded camping field, varied each day, the tents being sometimes occupied with the full complement of men, and at other times with a less number ; but, it should be distinctly understood, neither the accessions nor withdrawals resulted from temerity on the part of the men, dissatisfaction with their, in some respects unenviable lot, fatigue of body, or distaste of a hard day's work at drill. Making not a solitary exception, tbe ground upon which written passes for leave of absence were applied fur waa the sheer inability of the men to protract their stay, in consequence of their presence and services being required at home on civil matters. The Earl of Dartmouth, the gallant captain of the Woodsome Company, is suffering, we regret to say, from an attack of gout, and has, therefore, not been able to pay the camp a visit, or assume command of the company with which he is identified. The officers, from the com. mander to the officer of the lowest grade, have been equally as submissive, firm, and tenacious to the field exercises as the men. It has been a pleasure to watch the harmony aad unanimity, as well as order and nrnunii. tude, which pervades the camp, and also the impartial administration of the punishment of miscreants, and parties uutiugiug oarracK regulations. Amongst the- officers taking part in the camp duties are Lieutenant-Colonel Bradbury. Captain the Hon. C. G. Legge, adjutant; Captain J. R. Bradbury (Golcar), Captain Shaw (Delnhk CaDtain Collins (Marsden 1 Contain TTKhnul (Kirkheaton), Captain Taylor (Lydgate), Lieutenant Eastwood (GoIcarJi Lieutenant Hanson, Lieutenant Taylor, Ensigns J. W. Broadbent, John Broadbent, Bnckley ;. Assistant Quartermaster Hutchinson ; Honorary Chaplain mo xwsv. 1 nomas upensnaw iixortn Devon, formerly of Friarmere) -r Honorary Surgeons Bradbury, Hesselgrave, Dean, Lockwood, and Webster. From the outline given in our last impression, it would be seen that the arrangements are hiphlv nrwArii but the visitor can form no conception of the completeness ot the emcampment from a vague and casual inspection, xo comprenena tne detectless organisation employed in supplying 500 or 600 men with victualstha visitor must associate with the commissariat officers, aniL. with their permission, examine minutely each department, externally as well as internally, taste and try the nations, and make a few enquiries into the quantity of food purchased for consumption, the excellence with which the provisions are cooked, and the admirable adriotnesa wibo, which the men are served, and the gusto with which the men, after several hours' manoeuvring, dispose of their allowance and rations. Few visitors, however, are- privileged with the same " roving commission " as the representatives oi the press, and, therefore, we will reapeotfully request the reader to accompany us in imaginafcinn through the camp. Having described the position ot the field, with its picturesque accessories and entrance, having given the dimensions and localities of the tents awl marquees, and having enumerated the various purposfcijor which they were needed, it is now only necessary to conduct the visitur, without further preface, to the portals of the canteen, and, having taken our ticket for refreshments, invite him to enter. The caterer of provisions, for the canteen is Mr. Nutter, of the George Hotel, Huddersfield, and, in this department, he has, with his wonted industry and enterprise as an hotel proprietor, brought to bear'a large, active, and courteous staff of servants. The canteen is a very commodious place, it is well stocked with an assortment of refreshments, which may be had on the shortest notice, and upon reasonable terms. Looking round, there may be observed many friends from the town, quenching their thirsty souls, after a long walk, or satisfying their appetites, which had, doubtless, been revived and sharpened by the stinging breeae, which every one may expect to encounter in such a mountainous situation. Havin enjoyed a short chat, cracked a few jokes, drank our 'half-pint of stout," and bade adieu to several friends, we take our leave of the canteen, and after proceeding a short distance turn into the privates, sergeants, and noncommissioned officers' oooking-house, the interior of which we sketched last week. Before telling of the secrets of this budding which is built of brick and wood, our thanks are due to Quartermaster Sergeant Taylor (Longwood company) for his extreme kindness in conducting us through the camp, and communicating to us much information with regard to the emcampment, and also in offering to provide us with a " shake down" if we felt disposed to lodge under canvas for the night. A similar offer, we may add, had been previously made by Lieutenant-Colonel Bradbury, and we regret that a multitude of circumstances and engagements conspired to restrain us from accepting it. We paid our second visit to the camp on Thursday, and, in the course of our peregrinations from tent to tent, were welcomed, hv n fn POT" J and man with the utmost heartiness. After this expression of gratitude, and acknowledgment of the many favours which were so congenially bestowed, we resume the narrative of what we saw and tasted in the men's cook-house. The cooks were busy, and very utensil appeared to be quite clean, and in thorough working order, and prepared to supply a vast body of hungry men in an almost incredibly short space of time. So complete are the arrangements, so efficiently superintended is this department, and so visilant are the conka. we were informed that dinner for 500 men could he prepared in an hour and a half, and rations could be served out to the same number of men in sixteen minutes. Each man, for example, is allowed lib. of beef, and a lump, weighing 12tbs., serves two tents ; and four men are told off from each company as bearers of the rations from the cook-house to the tents. The butcher's meat for the men is supplied by Mr. John Shaw, of Slaithwaite. The beer, which is brewed by Mr. J. W. Roberts, of Farnlpv Tvan is dealt out in cans capable of holding quantities of 22 pints, and the conveyance of the beer to the respective tents is entrusted to a file of four men representing eich company. Although there are so many men to " ration," the apparatus is managed so faultlessly as to prevent confusion, and exhaustion of patience. The soup is rich, delicious, and nourishing ; and, in testing its quality, the canful with which we were favoured almost created a languishing for more. The men are supplied with tea and coffee, according to choice; and the milk, supplied by Mr. John Bradley, of Farnley, is fresh from the cow every moniinc. The tea. coffee, and soup, are boiled in large tin tanks, and there is a supply of each on hand, in case any one is overtaken by sickness. There are four tanks, calculated to hold 21 gallons of soup, and four other boilers of the same kind, capable of uouuaiuuig n gaiions. au ne meat passes through the process of boiling in nets, and the potatoes are boiled, with their " jackets" on, also in nets. The soup is carried to me lenss in camp swies, and cans are used in the distribution of the other drinkables. Leaving the cookhouse, which, being exceedingly hot, is not a place for a prolonged visit, we pass on a few yards, and are shown into the butcher's store, and here there lay on the stalls, as in a butcher's shop, some sparkling legs of mut-ten, and monster "cuts" of prime beef. The tent allotted to Quarter-master Sergeant Bradbury, whom we next visited, contained cheese, butter, barrels of :de, and gigantic heaps of bread, which is supplied by Mr. John Challand, of Kirkgate, and of which each man is allowed lift, per day. Although certain quantities of rations are distributed, there actually is no limit If a man requires more to eat, the motto adopted in the camp is "Ask and receive.' The members of the corps, many of whom we visited after the bugle had been sounded for tea, not only seemed contented, but expressed themselves satisfied with the quantity and quality of the provisions. The cheese is purchased of Mr. Bibby, of Manchester. There is a considerable number of teetotal volunteers encamped, and, if it be preferred, they may have their two bottles, equal to a pint, each man. After a hasty passage through the ladies' refreshment marque, supplied by Mr. Nutter, and the cloak store, kept by Quarter-master Sergeant Wilson, we reach the officers' cook-house, and witnessed the cooking range in full play. The budding is conveniently fitted up, the cooks are well employed, and this department, too, reflects great credit upon Mr. Nutter, who supplies the officers with provisions and other requirements. The officers' mess marquee, to which we came next, is distinguished from the rest by a couple of flags, representing St. George's Cross and St. Chad, the patron saint of the parish church of Saddleworth, to which the foundation of the 34th W.Y.R.V. is traceable. There have been numerous assemblages of guests at the officers' mess, and the hospitality of the commanding officer knows no bounds. After dinner, which is placed on the table in first-class style, concerts take place, and the remainder of the evening, until the time arrives when "complete silence" is to reign, is passed in hilarity, exchanging of compliments, aad singing. On Monday evening four non-commissioned officers sang the glee " May day ; " Ensign Broadbent, a comic song, " The rifle ball ; " recitation in the Lancashire dialect by Mr. Bradshaw, a visitor ; " Death of Nelson," performed by the band ; " Riflemen form " and " Up a tree," Sergeant Whiteley, of Kirkheaton ; " Hallelujah Chorus," by the band ; impromptu comic song, by Ensign Broadbent; and, at the close of the entertainment, the band played "God save the Queen." On Tuesday night, after mess, another concert took place, and, as usual, the band played a selection of popular and martial airs in front of the tent. On Wednesday evening the officers were again enlivened by a party of guests, as well as on Thursday, when four clergymen were amongst those present, and the proceedings were of a very lively character. Several songs were well rendered, and the vocalists were accompanied on the pianoforte by Mr. J. Wood, of Huddersfield. Taking the arrangements in the order in which they occurred to us, we met with Quarter-master Sergeant Bentley, in a portion of the officer's mess marque, checking the receipts for provisions, and we are indebted to him for the following items of intelligence : Quantity of bread for the week, 5,000 lbs. ; beef and mutton, 2,5001ba. ; soup, 2,500 pints; tea, 5,000 pints; and beer, 600 gallons. These items may furnish ths public with an idea of the quantity of victuals consumed in this encampment of ten days. After a peep into the commanding officer's tent, the appointments of which are very conveniently arranged ; a survey of the orderly tent, under the charge of Quarter-master Sergeant Wilson ; and a glance at the post office, we next arrive at the most gloomy tent of the group namely, the hospital. Up to Thursday evening, some half-dozen men hail been admitted, and one or two of those on the "sick list " with whom we came in contact, assured us that the surgeons of the corps (Messrs. Dean, Hessel-grave, and Webster) were unremitting in their professional duties, that they had been carefully tended, and that they were convalescent. A volunteer from Kirkheaton visited the camp on Tuesday, but, having shown symptoms of consumption for some time, was not permitted to enter upon active service. The man went home, and died about six o'clock in the evening. The patients in the hospital wiled away the time by chaffing each other, and, with only one exception, the sick cases were not of a serious nature. Ten men are tolled off for guard duty at night, and a similar number for the day. The men who do guard duty have, like faithful sentinels, exercised their authority regardless of the rank of the intruder or offender, and several of the officers, as well as privates, have been placed in the "guard room" for breaking through the rules, whilst two or three trespassing visitors also placed themselves within the clutches of the men on " guard." The colonel, on Wednesday, entered the camp withoutthe necessary "permit," and was detained by the sentry until an explanation of the omission had been given to the officer in command of the guard. On Thursday five privates, who had obtained passes on the previous evening for leave of absence until ten o'clock, were, on presenting themselves at the gates, arrested for desertion, and released after being reprimanded by the commanding officer. One delinquent, who was brought before the colonel, had not been disarmed by the guard, and the colonel immediately ordered him to be liberated. J On Sunday morning the men paraded, and marched to a portion of Woodsome Park, known ns the Cathedral where service was held in the open air, the prayers being read by the chaplain of the corps (the Rev. T. Openahaw 1869. rector of Kentisbury, Devon), and a sermon preached by u J?me8 HPe' vicar of Halifax. In the afternoon, rLJX t aT S PardeL and attended the Parish Church of Almondbury, where a sermon was preached by the Rev. Canon Hulbert, M.A., vicar. Owing to the inclement state of the weather, comparatively few persons have visited, the encampment ; but those who have been bold enough to contend against heavy showers and wild wind, have been pleased with the soldierly bearing of the volunteers, and the good management of the encampment To-day (Saturday). the remment is to be reviewed by General Lindsay or Colonel ombwell. and th tnlnnW ;n : iL strongest force. LIBERAL BANQUET AT HOLM FIRTH. MILTON AND BEAUMONT'S RETURN.. The Liberal Registration Association held n. hann,,. on Wednesday evening, in commemoration of th tw to Parliament of Viscount Milton, MP., and Mr. H. F. iaumont, M.f. ; and also to honour the defeat of the Conservative petitions against their election. A W. class dinner, provided conjointly by Mr. Lodge, of the wrown howu, and BLr. Jonas Woodhead, of the Shoalier of Mutton, was partaken of by about 150 persons and, in addition to those who dined, the gallery wa occupied by an assemblage of ladies. Mr. James Beadsell, president of the association, could not be present, owing to the indisposition of a near relative. John. Harpin, Esq., J. P., occupied the chair; and on his right sat viscount aiaton, M.P., and there were also. on. the xlat- form Messrs. Thomas Mellor, David Brooke, Joha Thorpe Taylor, and John Hixon. The vice-presidents, of the association, who attended the meeting, are Maasre. Jonas Wimpenny, Sam Wimpenny, Benjamin Butterworth, Thomas S. Tinker, Albert Harpin. Luke- Bear due 11. Joshua Barber, and James large room of the Town Hall, where th banquet was held, were larze vellnw flam knno v,. -ii.. : timents, " Welcome Milton and Beaumoat," over the H"u""i ior Driocry and mtimiuation the ballot ; ' Nonintervention and peace f- " Religious equality ;" "Justice to Ireland " filadfc Mfk ment;" and "Peace and economy." When Viscount uuivuu njjpareu ux uw nan, wicn Jonaifarpin, ISsq., J. P., and John Hixon, Esq., the Holnifirtb. Temperance Brass uituu strucK up aee ine conquering tsero comes. Mr. S. S. Booth, agent of the association, read letters of apology from Mr. A J. Mundella, M.P., Mr. H F. Beau mont M.P., Mr. John Kaye, J. P., Clayton West; and mr.Deuueyonaw.rf.r., v oodneld House. Lord Milton personally apologised for the absence of Mr. Mundella and Mr. Beaumont ; and intimated, as far as speaking went, that, in consequence of hia Parliamentary engagements, he had neither had the time, the opportunity, nor the strength to prepare a long speech for that occasion. The Chairman said the first bwiness would be to drink "The health of the Queen." He was sure that as Liberals they were second to no class of society in the kingdom in loyalty to our Sovereign ; and he was sure they had every reason to be grateful for having such a Sovereign. During the whole of her life she had shown herself everything they could wish. She had trained up her family in the way they should go; and he thought they were an example to all the famdies in the kingdom. The toast having been cordially drank. The Chaihman gave "The Prince and Princess of Wales and the rest of the Royal Famdy." Mr. Jonas Wimpknnt said the toast he had to propose they would doubtless mutually accept They must all wish for peace, but ao hmf as the present aspect of nations continued, it was as much their duty to be prepared for war. He gave the toast of " The army, navy, and volunteers." Mr. Thomas Beaedsell said, as being the oldest volunteer in the neighbourhood, he responded to the toast with the greatest pleasure. They considered the volunteer corps in that neighbourhood second to none. If the Government would give the volunteers the capitation grant, or an increase of the capitation grant he thought they would show the world more than they had done. They had shown the world already what they could do as a volunteer force, if required to defend the shores of old England ; and, if the Government would raise the capitation grant a trifle more, he thought it would be a good thing for them. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Sam WiilPENNY, in proposing the next toast, said they had often assembled to celebrate victories of various kinds, and many very important political victories. They had also met to celebrate the progress of what they believed to be political truth on many occasions that political truth which their opponents now very readily acknowledged to be the truth, and the truth that was necessary to the stability of us as a people. But he never remembered an occasion cn which they had assembled equal in importance, and equal in glory to the occasion that had brought them together. In saying that, he was not unmindful of the very narrow majority with which they had carried Mr. Beaumont over Mr. Stanhope ; but he looked upon it that the very narrowness of that majority added lustre to their victory. He believed the battle had been hard fought and well won. (Applause.) It was a double victory, they not oulv won at tha nnllinw hnnHia ht nifo.l,, ,.n, .... .1. Conservatives in the petition 'court The Conservatives iiiiu, :ts tney wiougm, prepared a large amount of political dirt, to cast unon tin: I.iWnU ...-. -v.r ! -i..- ceuded Upon the Conservative in m&m A,,,..,,, i-;i they were almost ashamed of their own appearance, and mcic wu uowiuis suey so mucQ aisiiiced to hear mentioned as the petition at Wakenel.l. fin dnnhs Mr Stan. hope thought he had dug a pit in which he would bury mo iuueuu pariy, out ne was little aware the time was near when his own party would tumble headlong into that pit He (Mr. Wimpenny) did not say the Conservatives would be buried altogether as a party, but they would be kept out of sight for some time. He proposed " The bishops, clergy, and ministers of all denominations," and expressed a wish that the bishops and clergy might have their mental vision, that they believed now to be desirable, improved, and that they might see with the Liberal party, and take part in effecting the great improvements that were going on around as. He could cheerfully join iu giving the toast, because he looked upon it that one of the most important elements of a nation was its religious element The Rev. John Colville (Independent) replied, and, speaking of the respect due to the ministers and clergy, said he believed the clergy of the Established Church were men geuerxdly of great intelligence, culture, and refinement men who, as a rule, were devoted to their work, and men who gave themselves up to much self-sacrificing in the performance of their duties. There were ministers connected with the various Nonconformist bodies who would be an ornament to any church. Of the Nonconformists throughout the land, he believed they also were men of great ability, and, taking them altogether, men of great intelligence, and men of considerable culture ; and it was aU the more te their credit because, to a very large extent, they had not been able to have the advantages of a university training. He believed, when the national universities became national in the true sense of the term that is, when they were not confined, as they hitherto had been, to a very great extent, to one particular sect stdl more would the Noncomformist ministers of our land compare favourably with the ministers of the Established Church. The toast, he presumed, was intended to include the ministers of the Roman Catholic Church. Fram their principles they, as Protestants, might differ, and with their ecclesiastical system they might not agree ; but, notwithstanding, he thought the meeting might venture to drink the health of the ministers of that church. In so far as those men helped to bless their fellow men, he could earnestly wish them God's speed. (Hear, hear.) He believed they were self-denying, earnest and hard-working men ; and laboured for the benefit of their fellows. Especially at this time had the Liberal party reason to thank them ; and he thought they had reason to believe that from Cardinal Cullen downwards, the ministers of the Romish Church were, taking them as a body there were exceptions no doubt entirely opposed to the deplorable Fenian movement The ministers of the Romish Church had, as a body, used their infiuenee to promote the election of the Liberal members of Parliament, both in England and in Ireland, during the late election. Speaking of the attitude of the clergy of the Established Church, he eulogised Dr. Vaughan, of Doncaster, but said the great majority of the clergy had been bitterly opposed to the passing of the Irish Church Bill which Mr. Gladstone all honour to his name introduced in the name of justice to millions of our fellow-subjects who had been too long oppressed. (Hear, hear.) They could not close their eyes to the fact that, in the wave of opinion which waa towering over Europe at present, established churches were very nearly doomed, and that the church in the future was to be a free church in a fren atatn (Hr h.-.w 1 t; )ni. .1. - for one moment that the disestablishment of the Church mjpiieu iae ueswucHon or tne church, or, in any degree, the weakening of the Church, he should not only not be in favour of it. hnfc ha ahrmlil .M.t !n.:i., i. It But he had no doubt whatever that, should that event ever taKe place, and earnest men and thoughtful men in the Church vnjnl thinlr (- JS-fc v. had not the slightest doubt that the Church would be all me sponger, oecause wouiu De iree trom all the trammels which now, in his opinion, crippled it and would be stronger because free from those dissensinna wl.inh nnur tended to rend it in pieces. There had been great improvements effected in the condition of the people during pbv ier jrcais, uub biic trial oi me election petitions showed that there was still a great amount of corruption prevailing amongst the various constituencies of the country. No doubt they would be happy to congratulate themselves that it characterised them as a party to a far less extent than it did their opponents, the Conservatives. It was to be earnestly desired that evervthing of the kind should be speedily removed ; and they could all congratulate Mr. Leatham, the member for Huddersfield, upon the very able and admirable speech in which he introduced the question of the ballot to the notice of Parliament a short time ago. (Applause. ) J; T.-Tatloe gave "The healths of Viscount Milton, M.P., and H. F. Beaumont, Esq., M.P.," and, after referring to the action taken by the Conservative party in that division of the riding, alluded to the Irish Umrch Bill, and said he could not believe the more wise, thoughtful, and patriotic members of the House of Lords, capable of ignoring the loudly expressed views of the country and the unmistakeable verdict of the British iiouse of Commons ; and he trusted that as the measure had passed the lower house, it would also pass the upper hOUSe. Their nnnnnanfa A - . ,T , rr aiuiSu1 tue great iniugs they would do when the next election arrivec?, but he did not think they would disturb the connection which existed between the Liberals and their representatives and he trusted the day was far distant when the Southern Division of the great West Riding would cease to send two sound and staunch Liberals, and, with the protection uuuujjui, wiev as meraia had no need to fear when they forcast the events of the future (Ad-plause. They had won a great victory in favour of principles which they considered would conduce to the intereste of all cksses of society. Let them not exult, but rejoice that the right had prevailed. (Applause. ) dinSTV' MKTf0N' ? re8PO"nS, aid he had a difficult task before him that evening, for he had to speak for a gentleman who was not present. He felt that, when his honourable colleague heard what a reception the Liberal party would have given him, he would regret that he had not attended. Before going into any discussion upon political questions, he would say to thaiu, in the words of the old song : You gentlemen of old England, who live at home at ease. How little do you think upon tho troubles of 5feP.s. fLaughter.) They had to be up night and day when performing their Parliamentary duie3, and, when a holiday came, they went round to meet those who hail done them v l000"1, of supporting them, and try to find out whether they had supported their views in the way they wished. (Hear, hear.) It was a great gratification to fand that, so far as his honourable colleague and himself were concerned, they had, they believed, supported the views of the constituency which they represented ; and it was a great gratification to him to come amongst those who supported him and receive that cordial reception. With the mottoe, "Justice to Ireland," or, as it had appeared in a Conservative paper, " Justice to the Irish," he quite agreed ; and they had in the Liberal Government those who intended to carry out justice to. Ireland or justice to the Irish. He felt proud that he was one of those members who were enabled conscientiously to support such a Government. There were many questions with regard to justice to Ireland which had not been entirely laid before the public ; and those he should not venture to enter into that evening. But there were other questions there was, for instance, the question of religious equality and that was the first question Parliament had attempted to deal with as the first step towards justice to the Irish. (Hear, hear.) They had attempted to put tho Church the Church to which he belonged, but of which, nevertheless, he must say, she was an arbitrary and dogmatic Church, aad supported hitherto by a dogmatic Government -they had attempted to put that Church on a footing which wold enable it to do justice to itself, and be no longer a dominant and arbitrary Church over the mass of the people. (Hear, near-) There was no place where men were so fond of having their opinions as in Yorkshire, and they did not like to be told what they should do, and that kind of thing. (Laughter.) It might do very well in France, or if they were educated to it, but in Yorkshire they were educated to think they had their own views, and they would keep them. They had kept to their views in returning Liberal members ; they had kept to their views in returning men to support Mr. Gladstone, and who could conscientiously do so because Mr. Gladstone waa the man who wished to- do justice to every country. (Applause.) He wished to say oin or two words with regard to the elergy of the Church of England, and the part they had taken during the last election, and, while speaking upon that, he must touch upon tha question of wracation which was one of the most prominent questions that would have to come before the constituents for their consideration when they siculd next have to return members. They must remenber that the majority of what they called, in this part of the country, and in most parts of Yorkshire, the- "chnrch parsons" (laughter) had been educated tolerably well at home, but from home they had gonto public schools, and, from those schools, they had gona to Cambridge, Oxford, or some other institution. There they took degrees, there they finished their practjal knowledge of the world, and then came down with the experience of those only who had gone before them in tho same line ; and he was not astonished that they differed in opinion with people who had independent opinions of their own. (Applause.) Remember that they were as honest in their convictions as the Liberals were in theirs ; but, to his mind, their views were in consequence of being warped wlwn they were young, and that they had, as a rule, no future opportunity of widening their minds. (Laughter.) But, he must say this, they must remember that there were some wide exceptions, and he might mention in connection with this subject the name of Dr. Vaughan. He was a man who did not dispute or quarrel with any creed. He had not mixed himself up with any sect and he walked, as a Christian minister should walk, according to his (Lord Milton's) view. If they took up a yonng plant and trained it against the wall of their garden, they could bend and twist it: and they must remember that the clergy of different denominations, especially of the Church of England, had been dealt with in that way. All the masters of large public schools were in the same way of thinking. When he went to Eton be was taught before he understood the question at all, to abhor every sect and kind of creed, except the identicnl one that was then and there taught him. He was taught not to look upon them with any Christian spirit at all, but to look upon them as a thing that ought to bo spun ed and spat upon and kicked. (Laughter and cheers. ) Now, when he rea.l that a large majority of the clergy of the Church of England had received the same kind of education that they had, it was not astonishing that they should look through the spectacles which they wore taught to look through when they were young. When a man's mind grew up, gradually from the time when he was a boy, and got warped, it was not an ensy nuitter to turn it back they could not turn it back anymore than the plant which they had trained against their house. He felt that there was the greatest necessity for an improvement in education in this country. He remembered that, when he first went to Eton, they were tanght nothing but Latin and Greek. The simplest rules of arithmetic had only just been allowed, about a year before he went there, which was now about 15 or 16 years ago; and the introduction of them was already looked npon as an innovation, and it was only established by one of the re.nsters aa a sort of speculation at the time. No boys were ever punished for shirking what is called the mathematical class or school. He believed that all arithmetic and science had been discouraged in large public schools, because these subjects tended to make people think for themselves. The teachers wished to have tbe thinking to themselves entirely, and to send the studonts away with the teachers' views in their heads. He believed that the time was come when they must have education on a free basis. He had said elsewhere that he considered education to be the right of every child in thii country (hear, hear,) and he hoped that the day would not be far off when they would see that every parent would claim education as a right for his child, and when evdy child should be provided with the means of education. (Hear, hear.) We had heard, from the Conservative party, ,1 great deal of talk about compulsory education, but np in Yorkshire they were not the people to be compelled, and he hoped that the time would coino when they would sound their united voice in favour of a regular systematic source of Government education for their children. It would be needless for him to say that, even supjwsing it was put upon the rates, education would, in the long run, be a very beneficial thing to the majoritv of the people in a very short space of time. They mnst'remem-ber that a man who was uneducated, who could not read and write, who was individually trained in bad times, m times of stnkesand lockout", and all the troubles and various affictions with which different classes ware burdened, when those times come many people were thrown upon the rates, and, if those men were educated or had been educated when they were children, they would be able to find some means of subsistence for themselves without coming upon them aa ratepayers. (Loud cheers. ) He felt that this prominent question would be shortly brought before them, and that was the reason he had mentioned it casually to them that evening. There was only one other subject about which he wished to say a word to them-it was the ballot They had Mr. Leatham in the district, and he was sorry he was not there that evening, as he was a man who had long been in favour of it, and he felt that they would do wefl in getting their neighbours and friends to support him and to support the measure. He would freely tell them that, when he camp tn f !,;,'- f t t m.- remembered what he had seen of it in America, he did not 11.. ne leis n was a difficult question ; and that there might be five or six propositions in regard to it. But, on the occasion of his first election, in 1865, when he came to understand the thing - and, they should remember he came forward never having tried the business of a candidate before and what he perceived during the last election had convinced him most completely that however incomplete the American system of the ballot might be, and very often was, it was an absolute necessity in this country. (Loud applause. ) Mr. J. Hixon proposed "The Holmfiith Liberal Registration Association." He had for a number of years been attached to the Liberal cause, ami worked with the Liberals in Holmfirth; and he was not ashamed of it. (Applause.) Mr. JoaEPH Dyson. irMinnr nf ... , -- ...... . aHVHHSnSC, responded, and urged tho members to come forward and na-ir tVimi- -,tr.n,.f.,J .. T I t- . . .. j .iniuum. iu utiier 10 ims successrui, they must be a cohesive party ; and, if they were united, then thev Would h Strong Tho nnnn.its r...,.,. because, if one man indulged in a sneeze, they all snppzRil after him fTmiohto. 1 rr ... J . - , . s "c was noc a rermss- sive Bill man. IA vmrv tt , . . , - - 1 uuoiiic. 1 xie uiu nox care about shame. On the one hand he wanted independence of Bflfcinn anH nn tho nth... U -I n . . r .. "V ' . "ui "uvuiu not suoscnoe to anything from which he conscientiously differeiL He would accord to ofchora tho o, 1:1 i . V . , , and trusted the Liberal paaty woidd not split upon duty wi"s oe round at the post of Mr. S. S. RfMvrn j.i -a ,. . and gave the following percentages of the total num. ber of votes willed ; tho ,i;t..: 1 . r. , - r - ... ... . "n. w ii.une'i ; jsarnsiey, 82 per cent; Dewsbury, 80-i ; Dobcross, 83: Doncaster to noimnrtn, 80; Huddersfield. 86; Penistone, 78 Kotherhiim 7fl s-iaoott ar. cn..ie.ii r mi ' Wakefield, 76; and Wath, 81 ; the average being 80i. With the exception of Scissett and Huddersfield, Holm-hrth stood the highest; but there was a reason why bcissett stood so high. In conclusion, he said, if his lordship s seat depended on the Liberals of Holmfirth, he pcfcy saie. (Applause. I Mr. James G insinR u,io " tL, .1 - ., ' - o - uc oiciiwis ami non-electors of the Holmfirth polling district." m. m-msm, a. M L'lellaiv Jonathan Hinchliffe, and R Mallinson responded, and urged the adoption of the ballot and the lowering of the county franchise. th """ r?" ine wwrn an(1 de of Holmfirth It was a most prosperous district and an honour to the countv in whir.h it. i- , i tl- SfcESfS ! trla Holmfirth, but their Ewere """'"V near.j Me trusted for the sake of the . .V , wuy, aim mat they would taku EJJ from shoddy politicians. (L,u,hter.l li.. . Ul -unions ior the purpose of congratulating themselves upon their mutual success, he said let them have satisfaction and then let the feeling die ,j 1 rnX n. ? 1 u- 1JOe,rai DVi make proselytes by and not b7 mea f retort. Let W?n 5 oonye,,t until they had to fight again, tin 6 meant,me e friends. He trusted the town WOUld be aa sound Sn ,vr.iu: 1 . , 1 . plause.) " ' traae. (Ap- 1hr'jZ;i.CB0WTHER' m acknowledging the toast, said he wished they would, in the manufactories, use less shoddy and more wooL (Laughter.) Mr .Alfred Wood replied to the toast ; and, after the healths of "The visitors" and "The ladies" had been unuiK, me meeting terminated. Count Bismarck sends two sons to the University of Oxford. The Archdbaconry of Canterbury.- The Areh-bishop has appointed the Rev. Edward Parry, HA, son of the celebrated Arctic navigator, Archdeaeon ot Canterbury. Mr. Parry holils the valuable rectory of Acton, Middlesex, and has been for several years the archbuhop examining chaplain.
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