22 JUNE 1867, Page 3

We have commented elsewhere on the shocking revelations made this

week at Sheffield, but we must add here our deep regret that the Commissioner allowed Broadhead's evidence to be .received. The man, by his own statement, has systematically hired bravos, has been the centre of terrorism in Sheffield for yeare, and when the Social Science folk were in Sheffield, put him- self forward to deny most absolutely that outrages occurred. Mr. Hughes had been lecturing the operatives on rattening, and Broadhead, in the calmest and most solemn manner, denied .all his charges. There was plenty of evidence without him, and now he must escape scot free.