31 AUGUST 1867, Page 2

Terrorism, it seems, is not yet extinct in Sheffield. The

chairman of the Filemakers' Association there has received a letter threatening him almost in plain terms with .murder if he does not prevent his associates from taking too many apprentices. The writer declares the practice " as bad as playing with weighted dice," and adds of his own accord this definition of murder:— "Lindley was not murdered ; the assertion, oft repeated, that he was is gross hypocrisy ; ' murder is the deliberate taking away the life of a man, woman, or child who does not deserve to lose it.' Lindley deserved to lose his." Baron Bramwell, when sentencing a man to death, might use that argument, but the question remains who is to decide on desert? Englishmen say the judges, or rather the law, the Sheffield terrorists say, " Our secretaries."