18 AUGUST 1832, Page 7

At Wakefield, last week, the clergyman proposed a church-rate of

Is. 4d. As an amendment, a parishioner proposed a rate of 6d. The clergyman refused to put it, and gave up the chair. Another chairman was immediately voted into it, and the amended rate was carried br acclamation.

At Birstal, on the 9th, a rate or136/. Was reduced to 39/. 10s.

The mill-owners in Huddersfield and the neighbourhood have, we understand, come to the resolution to fix a rate of wages on a liberal scale ; and resolutions to this effect are now in a course of signature..- Leeds Mercury.

We have heard it remarked, that there is almost a total absence of swallows on our river Ere, which at this season of the year used to be literally covered with these birds. Is this circumstance in any Way connected with the prevailing disease ?—Western Luminary. [We cannot answer the query. The cholera was, at one time, said to have killed all the flies ; and therefore it may have frightened away the Swallows.] Died, in a tent on our race-ground, on -Wednesday, the venerable Charles Lee, denominated the "King of the Gipsies." The age of this monarch was not correctly known ; they called him seventy-four, but it is conjectured that he was much older. He has left about fifty children and grandchildren behind him.—Loces Paper.

At the funeral of a female, whose remains were interred on Friday evening in St. Mary's Chapelyard, a considerable crowd assembled. near the place of burial about nine ; and whilst passing down Weamart Row, the persons conveying the body were twice stopped, and the coffin. forcibly opened, under the absurd impression that the remains of the poor woman were not really within.—Birminyhani Gazette.

On Friday last week, as Kearsley, the wife of Mr. J. Kearsley, and her daughter, were passing along Dale Street, Liverpool, a cask, which was being hoisted into the warehouse of Mr. Rigmaiden, spirit- merchant, slipped from the can-hooks, and falling on their heads, killed them both. Miss Kearslev died on the spot, her neck having been_ dislocated by the blow; Mrs. Kearsley died in about an hour, from concussion of the brain. A verdict of "manslaughter" has bemire- turned against Mr. Rigmaiden. About three weeks ago, a man named Price threw a boy Who offended him into a boiler of hot water. The poor little fellow died in_ consequence a few days ago.--Liverpool Albion.

1 On Thursday afternoon, William Woodhead, aged eighteen, appren- tice to Mr. S. Umvin, of Warsop, near Mansfield, blacksmith, struck his master a violent blow on the head with half of a collar-huue, which caused his death in a few hours.