Huddersfield Chronicle (29/Jul/1893) - page 3

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Miscellancous [Miscellaneous] Helos [Holes] Gossip Grouse prospects on the Derbyshire moors are Mr. Santley [Stanley] is to sing in Elijah at Kimberiey [Kimberley] mouth. wi . Qne One] of the principal features in coming fashions be ribbon. . cienor [Senor] Foli [Fold] is having a most successfal [successful] concert tour South Africa. Jay was the 54th anniversary of Mr. Glad- [Glad] 3 marriage. bas commenced upon the Queen's farm in Great Park. Joseph Arch. M.P., has declined to join the .) Commission en agricultural distress. presidency of the Church Pastoral Aid Society on necepted [receipted] by the Earl of Harrowby. Henry Parkes, the veteran New South Wales has just entered on his 79th year. Yryon. [Rayon] whose health has greatly improved or stay in Lincolnshire, has returned to Lendon. [London] J. 8. Pennyman, [Penman] a large landowner in Cleveland, 20 per cent off their half-year's excellen [excellent] tens. histurian [Austrian] and author of religious are at Waltham Abbey on Sun- [Sun blew] Blew 1 W. . dicd [did] from p ' Dpillips [Phillips] and Waker Parke have just put the ng touches toa [to] new comedy, entitled Breaking ho las just taken her M.A. London, is only 26 years hav [have cecurred [secured] at a dynamite factory vile sine men were killed and 20 1 has been shelled by insar- [ins- unabated] mbarded [embarked] the city for four hours without sress [dress] of the Lritish [British] Institute of seid [said] Iu Edinburgh from the 27th nO. sit proxi [proxy] jon. Seyn [Seen] J. Porteseue, [Portuguese] whom the Prince reeeutly [readily] appointed his equerry, is a son of ece eve] and uw conmmander [commander] on the active list of ur yur [your] thet [the] representations have been pine Governmen [Government Oy firms trading with -; showing the disastrous results of the d blockade. work entitled [C] & AiVart, [Avert] ' Happiness in Heil, [Hail, by Professor Nea [Ne] appeared originally in the Leen [Lee] placed by the Vatican in wed ue President of the Women's is a very pretty wt hardly seems in keeping ree. [ere] Nerwood [Wood] Janction [Junction] Station iefc [chief] the rails and knocked a ately [lately] no one was injured, bus saved. f go hair th jy a bright youngt [young] Was ENlernNs [Unless] who seized a pickpocket 2 i ficially [officially] arrested, has been 1 Lrooch [Brooch] and a flattering letter Police. 10 played so great a part in the 'i, fat, and heavily-built man, pi dir moustache, which he per- [per] pulls when in conversation. [C] V. Stantord, [Standard] whose opera (founded on ued [used] Prophet of Khorassan [Harassing in i nj Sir Augustus Harris is about to is born in Dubiin [Dublin] about 45 years ago. .sIngton. [Singleton] osticr, [outcry] 42, Meriden-street, Birming- [Birmingham- Birmingham] i sessions by the Birming- [Birmingham- Monday] day, for refusing to assist ier [er] when called upon in e Queen to do so. eet [et] Police Court, London, ou Wednesday, umes [mes] May, a second-class clerk in the office of oner of Police. was sentenced to 21 days' , with hard Inbour. [Incur] It was proved that i eipt [receipt] of 240 a year, had stolen nillings. [billings] y, on Wednesday. a verdict ' d against a midwife named . who was at -d to have so neglected her under tae [tea] influence of drink as to cause taut Mrs. rama aged 32. Vinson was ienthe [then] coroner's warrant. 1, on Wednesday, the mansion . jormerly [formerly] a Birminghan [Birmingham] manu- [Manet] vt.on [on] the Leatherhead Downs. . tnd [and] the north-east portion i Ausiher [Easier] wing was also greatly rea loss was sustained. 'ur isso [issue] months the Royal Com- [Wednesday] Wednesday, took evidence . from Dr. Whitelegge, [Whiteley] late tor Nottingham, and since nuenue [nine] at the fever Hospital at medical oincer [once] of health for the yy the Directer of w nus tis [is] mit [it] -be 4 of Messrs, N. E. Gros [Gross] , Manchester, was found in exsouing [existing] suffering from shot ully [ally] self-inflicted. Inquiry day showed that he was ina Yhe [The] surgical staif, [staff] how- [how] d aiatal [Italy] result. tiou were [thou were] summoned before the morning, by the Committee for polluting the plcaded [pleaded] guilty. and consented Corporation was fined 5s. and to carry out works within 18 er pollution of the river. who is charged with shoot- [shoot female] female servant in his farm- [farmer] en at Wicklow Assizes, on triui [true] had to be postponed. It i hes ina precarious condi- [condition- containing] unin [union] his cell and with the is arm, causing him to iis [is] yey [yet] Sik [Si] ni farmer Conall [Canal] ie and ai tineral general] Oi Company's Works, day. duc. [Du] Dunbar, stillman, [standstill] who us from the empty still, opened uetnimistake. [utmost] The gas escaping tus [us] furnace. and Dunbar rushed alr [ale] cnveioped [conveyed] in dames. He succumbed, eould [would] not assist him owing to the tion [ion] of his clothing. TD. W. Varley, accountant and ane- [an- sane] sa Oo -ondi [India] id W. Beresford, surveyor, were passing an u gate inu [in] ivap [iva] near Buxton on Wednesday, soot caught the posts and the occupants were ly our. Ale. Varley's head caught the ceived [received] sach [cash] terrible injures that he died us eight hours. Mr. Beresford 22d. but is going on well. 'ednesday [Wednesday] afternoon, Arthur nd John Ward, collier. Feather- [Feather] h tessing [testing] on Sunday. Cook he had teft [test] the West Riding sing watched. Superintendent as cansing [Canning] more bother than any- [any lender] lender of a gambling school. Cook right to sayvihaz. [Savings] Superintendent Whin- [Whit] t. Covk [Cock] was fined 5s. and Ward Le 5 wk rive NO an prove i ne loyal Commission on the amendment of the Ws so far as concerns the provision for the aged after 2S sittings, concluded the taking of he commissioners will not meet again aatumun. [autumn] probably in October, when they will 2 draft report which the chairman, Lord -has undertaken to prepare in the interval. lt is understood thai the commissioners are more unpressed than tbey [they] were at the outset of their Aberdare suquiries. [enquiries] athe [the] of Trade report concerning the collision Jone [One] 27th. on the North-Eastern Railway, at gton, [ton] by which 29 passengers were injured, has n issued. Major Hutchinson states that the liision [collision] was caused by a grave mistake made by Hemmineway. [Hemingway] Lie adds that for trains ca have to make connections it appears that the [C] telezraph [Telegraph] rules are violated daily, two, and in se cases three trains being admitted into the same Block section. At Statord [Stated] Assizes, on Wednesday, John Thomas Vericht [Richter] (191, was sentenced to death for the murder on inst. of William Masfen, [Mas fen] a gentleman farmer, he deceased was found dead in a dieu [due] suot [suit] through tne [te] back of the neck. Prisoner, Vicu [Vice] arrested, stated that he was caught poaching, tid [ti] in the struggle his gun accidentally went off, but evidence negatived this statement, and conclusively that the prisoner must have been nine yards Wav when the shot was fired. the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday, Lords Lindley, Lopes, and Smith dismissed an appeal Thompson from the order by Mr. Justice elusing [using] her application for the appointment of u to her two children. Mrs. Thompson then 'soured to scize [size] the boy, who was sitting with the loudly, and refused to let him leave urt. [art] By direction of Lord Justice Lindley, Mrs. n was taken away and ejected by the officials. eked loudly during removal. suspension is announced of the General Credit (Limited), of 104, Newgate-street, London. which was registered in 1856, has a )9,000 in 10 shares. of which 5 per share called up. The dividends in recent years have ranged from five to three per cent. A statement a sect sent te the sharéholders [shareholders] convening a meeting st Sed. [Se] ut which a voluntary winding up will be -uded. [used] with the object of paying all the in full and making a substantial return tothe [tithe] Harli [Hail] st at 3 Derby Assizes, on Wednesday, Mr. Hugh J. - Scott . brewer, sued Lord Londesborough for 3,450, of a promissory note for 6,000, which was i by the plaintiff for the purposes of the Lyric Lord Londesborough's note of hand, and on epoliey [apply] of Scott Saunders, who is now under- [unequal] cual [coal] servitude for forgery. Defendant swore fer signed a billfor [bill for] 6,000. He admitted ure [re] was his, but said the bill had been Saunders from 1,000 to 6,000. The jury ned a verdict for the deferdant. [defendant] ,. crowd of several hundred people assembled on oesday Tuesday] in front of St. Silas's Church, Pembroke- [Marketplace] place, Liverpool. to witness a marriage between a blind named Fitting, who is said to be 70 years of '2.. and an equally elderly dame. The bridegroom is own at different concert rooms in the eity. [city] On 'ue arrival of the bridal party they were greeted by the rows with cheers and laughter. After the ceremony ste happy pair walked down Pembroke-place, 'allowed by the crowd. who became so demonstrative inat [inst] iuey [our] had to take refuge in a public-house until a 'ab as procured, in which they drove off. 'corge [core] Smith Mountford, a ias [a is] Sergeant Hopkins -deseribing [describing] himself as a dealer, of 2, Marshall- [MarshallLoxteth] Loxteth [Toxteth] Park, Liverpool, was charged on a tat North London Police Court, London, on esday, [Tuesday] with obtaining by means of false pretences o2valued [valued] at 13 6s. 8d., the property of William i, gentleman residing in Highbury Park, A detective asked for a remand. The prisorer. [prisoner] it appeared, was well known to the police in Manchester, and Birmingham, and it was aezed [eased] that he was connected with a gang of adver- [aver- Advertising] Using swindlers. He was remanded for eight days. A pretty dark-eyed Jewish girl, attractively attired, applicd [applied] to the magistrate at the South-western Police Court, Lonfon, [London] on Wednesday, for advice. She said her father and her mother were averse to her marrying ' young man, a Gentile, and, she added plaintively, 28 I love him very much, I want to go out into service and be independent, and then marry him; but they Won't let me go into service, and say t ey will make a GisturbanceifIgo. [coextensive] WhatcanIdo [Watkins The Magistrate w oid [id] are you Applicant I don't know, sir they Won't sell me. The Magistrate Well, I am very sorry, bnt [bent] it is entirely a family matter. I can't do anything. Lue [Le] girl left mach disappointed. 2s Small-pox has broken out at Barming Héath [Heath] Asylum, Maidstone. The revenue of West Australia shows a credit balance of 63,000. Lady Ardilaun [Adrian] is the possessor of the largest and the most magnificent pearl ear-rings ever known. The pharmacists in Spain have been seriously aggrieved by a new law affecting their taxation. Lord Coleridge and Mr. Justice Brace attended the early communion in York Minster on Sunday. Bo Tankta, [Tank] notorious in Burmah [Burman] as a dacoit, [dict] has been captured at Aukkaing, [Akin] with all the members of his gang. The capital iat [at] the Grand Hotel Company, Scar- [Scarborough] orough, [borough] has been reduced to 100 share. the extent of 25 per It is stated that an army of 2,000 J. apanese [Japanese] has been despatched to the Fair at Chicago to pick up Yankee notions. Canon Frith, one of the oldest and best-known Roman Catholic clergymen in England, has died at New Brighton, Cheshire. The body of the native missing from the suite of the Maharjah [Maharajah] of Bhanagar [Bangor] was found on the rocks at Sand- [Sandgate] gate, on Monday morning. Three of Turner's pictures from the collection of the fifth Earl of Essex brought more than 4,000 guineas each at Christie's on Saturday. While sailing on Monday night with a shipbuilder, at Milford, an apprentice, named Arthur Charles, aged 15, residing at Tierscourt, [Tiers court] was drowned by the capsizing of a boat. The Allan liner Sardinian, with Lord Derby, the ex-Governor-General of Canada, the Countess of Derby, and suite, arrived at Moville [Mobile] on Monday evening, and proceeded for Liverpool. The Navahoe, [Savannah] the American cutter, will take part in a race at Cowes, on Monday next. She has been entered also for the Royal Southampton and Royal Yacht matches next week. At the Central Criminal Court, London, on Monday, the Common Serjeant, [Sergeant] in charging the Grand Jury, advised them to find a true bill against the Italian sailor, Scotto [Scott] di Carlo, for the murder of a woman at Rotherhithe. The display of the wedding presents at the Imperial Institute was a happy inspiration. During the fort- [fortnight] night ended last Saturday there were no fewer than 111,067 visitors to the galleries where the presents were displayed, and the numbers. so far from diminish- [diminishing] ing, promise to become larger as time goes on. In an address to the clergy of his diocese, the Bishop of Manchester quotes Charles II.'s saying to one of his chaplains, Doctor, 1 think you should have made your sermon shorter to-day,' which produced the reply. 'Your Majesty, I had not time. The Bishop is of opinion that careful preparation will lead to shorter sermons. The Home Secretary has, on the representation of Mr. Weir, M.P., caused an enquiry to be made into the case of two Stornoway lads who were sentenced two years ago to five years' imprisonment, one for a trifling theft aud [and] the other for receiving the stolen article. As a result of that enquiry one lad is already released, and the other will be liberated next week. 'The sailors from the ships engaged in the manceuvres [manoeuvres] lying off Waterford, by assisting in the removal of 200 barrels of paraffin from Messrs. Bell's factory, which had taken fire, prevented the fire from assuming very large proportions. Before the fire was extinguished much damage was done, and one sailor had his leg broken, while a soldier was badly burned. The statement that the Wedding Ode was composed by Mr. Lewis Morris by Roya [Royal] desire has been con- [contradicted] tradicted. [contradicted] Iam, [I am] however, able on authority to affirm (writes 2 correspondent) that the ode was written by Mr. Lewis Morris by desire of the Prince of Wales. The request reached Mr. Lewis Morris from the Prince of Wales through Sir Francis Knollysin [Nelson] the usual way. On Monday about 100 members of the International Maritime Congress arrived in Liverpool from London, and embarked on board the excursion steamer America for a sail along the Manchester Ship Canal. They pro- [proceeded] ceeded [needed] along the finished section from Eastham, and the opportunity was taken by the officials of the canal company to explain to the visitors the leading features of the undertaking. The Lord Mayor of Dublin, in answer to arequisition [requisition] signed by 21 members of the Municipal Council, requesting him to convene a meeting of the Corpora- [Corporation] tion [ion] to consider a resolution, the effect of which, if adopted, will be to rescind his nomination unanimously agreed to as Lord Mayor for the coming year, has directed the Town Clerk to sammon [salmon] a meeting of the Council for the 27th inst. The Nantwich magistrates investigated an interesting case of assault on Monday morning. A Cheshire farmer, named Thomas Williamson, while going round his land, interrupted the courtship of a young man named Albert Ankers and his sweetheart. Ankers accused Williamson of spying, and assailed him with a volley of stones and blackened his eyes with a stick. The magistrates, taking into consideration the circum- [circus- circumstances] stances, fined the defendant only 1. The Lord Mayor of Lendon [London] having, in accordance with custom, invited Her Ministers to dine with him atthe [Arthur] Mansion Honse, [House] has received a letter from Mr. Gladstone to the effect that owing to the unusual length of the session and the state of public business he was very reluctantly compelled to decline. Gladstone's letter is couched in very cordial terms, and gracefnlly [graceful] refers to the past occasions on which he has been the guest of the chief magistrate. At Runcorn, on Monday, John and Ellen Storer, boat people, were charged with cruelty to Joseph Nash, aged seven years, on divers dates. The evidence was of a startling description. It showed that the boy was found ina poor condition, and had his body covered with wounds. He had been beaten with a belt, struck . with a bread knife, and chained down in the cabin. He had been 'pulled likea [like] dog and kicked like a horse.' The accused were committed to the sessions. At Sunderland, on Saturday, a miner, of Southwich, [South] named Thomas Kelly, was committed for trial for the manslaughter of J. Scott, another miner, of Seaham. On the previous Saturday the men gambled, and fell out. Scott was chaffed because he wore earrings, and becoming angry Kelly took up the quarrel and fought, knocking Scott down several times. Scott had his skull fractured, and died at his house on Mon- [Monday] day. The defence was that it was a fair fight. On Monday, at Choriey, [Chorley] an eccentric labourer named Robert Fowler was charged with maliciously wounding John Kenny and James Henry Murray, on Sunday night, July 16th. The men looked through the broken windows of the prisoner's dilapidated cottage at Hoghton, when the latter fired a rifle, and a bullet went through Murray's right hand, and Kenny was struck on the forehead. The prisoner, who said he only fired at their legs, was cominitted [committed] to the Liverpool Assizes. An unqualified denial is given to the statement that owing to an outbreak of typhoid at Worthing a mid- [midnight] night funeral had been resorted to in order to allay the panic. The situation is no doubt serious, bnt [bent] the number of fresh cases notified to the sanitary authori- [author- authorities] ties have diminished, and it is hoped that this, the second outbreak, has nearly passed. The existing water supply has been abandoned, and an abundant supply is obtained from the West Worthing Water Company. The report that the Princess Mand [And] of Wales is likely to become engaged to the Earl of Rosebery is revived with the persistence which shows that its disseminators [dissenters] at least believe in it. The objections to such a marriage are, however, numerous and great. In the first place the Earl would have to give up his political career before he could ask the hand of the Princess. Another objection is that Lord Rosebery is a widower with four children. A third objection is that apart from the income of his late wife's property Lord Rose- [Rosebery] bery [very] is a poor man. Passengers who arrived at Queenstown by the Guion [Gin] Line steamer Arizona report that on the 17th instant the vessel had a narrow escape froma [from] collision with another steamer, believed to belong to the Red Star Line. A dense fog prevailed at the time, and the Avizona's [Avon's] fog signals were sounding at regular intervals. At abont [about] five o'clock in the afternoon a large steamer suddenly appeared on the starboard bow, and crossed the bow of the Arizona at a distance of about 50 yards. Another minute would, the passengers declare, have caused a terrible collision. A verdict of Accidental death' was returned at an inquest held at the Leeds Town Hall on Monday on the body of a condenser filler named William Marshall, aged 65, of Appleyard-fold, Low Town, Pudsey, who received fatal injuries at Waterloo Mills, where he was employed, on the 13th of July. One of the spinners heard a shout, and on going in the direction of the noise found the deceased on the ground between a con- [condensing] densing [sending] and a scribbling machine with a fearful gash in his throat. The supposition was that he had been caught by the main driviag [driving] belt and whirled round. the Divorce Division, on Monday, before the President, Sir Francis Jeune, [June] an application was made for a writ of attachment against Mr. J. L. Shine, the actor, for disobedience to an order of the court in respect of securities for costs of his wife in a pending suit. An affidavit was submitted showing that Mr. Shine had means to make the required payments. He received a weekly salary of 30 for his part in Morocco Bound at the Shaftesbury Theatre, and had a balance of 10 at his disposal. The Judge made an order for attachment with costs, the order to lie in the registry for a week. At the York Assizes, on Monday, John Watson (42), commission agent, Middlesborough, was charged with converting to his own use the sum of 2 19s., the money of John William Thompson, of Middlesborough. In cross-examination by Mr. Scott Fox, Thompson admitted having signed a receipt for the money, under- [undertaking] taking not to proceed against the prisoner. The Lord Chief Justice (to Mr. Turton, who was for the prosecu- [pros ecu- prosecution] tion) [ion) You cannot make anything of this. Mr. Scott Fox totally denied the charge on behalf of the prisoner, stating that the case was the outcome of a drunken spree. The case was, therefore, dropped. His Lord- [Lordship] ship Go and keep sober if youcan. [young] The Duke of Devonshire, speaking as chair- [chairman] man at the annual meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Technical and Secondary Education, held on Monday, at West- [Westminster] minster, said the suggestion had been made that a Koyal [Royal] Commission should be appointed, and no doubt it would be of great value, but it was almost impossible that any adequate progress could be made in technical education until secondary education had been placed on a more satisfactory footing. Mr. Mundella [Mendel] spoke on the necessity of utilising grants in technical schools, and said he would urge upon his colleagues the importance of appointing a Royal Commission on the subject. . A painful sensation was caused in Newcastle-on- [Tyne] Tyne on Saturday, when it became known that Mr. Henry Francis Dryden, of 24, Victoria-square, had been shot dead. The deceased was a prominent ship owner, and captain and honorary major of the Ist [Its] Northumberland Volunteer Artillery. He was cleaning his rifle when it went off and wounded him in the head. He died in 20 minutes. He was discovered by his wife. At the inquest, held in the afternoon, the evidence tended to snow that the deceased had lent his rifle to someone, and it was suggested that in this way a cartridge comes to have been left in it. It was dirty, and the deceased had evidently been cleaning it when it went off. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death. At Walsall, on Saturday, an inquest was held in the Guildhail, [Guildhall] upon the body of a silver-plater [silver-plate] named John Turner. On Friday Turner returned home from Messrs. Harveys, [Harvey] where he was employed, saying he had no work. e proceeded to an attic upstairs, where his corpse was found, his head being nearly severed from the body by a great gash. A notebook, lying on the mantelpiece, contained the following -'t Can't live this life any longer; you can't bury me; the parish must, we are so badly off. Good-bye all of you, Alice. Alice is his youngest daughter. When found, Turner appeared to have been dead some hours, and a razor was lying near the notebook. The jury expressed their sorrow for Turner's family, and returned a verdict of Suicide whilst temporarily insane. for the past year THE HUDDERSFIELD CHRONICLE, SATURDAY, JULY 29. 1893, The Earl of Aberdeen has now arranged to leave England for Canada to assume his duties as Governor, in the middle of next month. His lordship, who is at present in Scotland, comes South in a few days, and will meet the late Governor-General of Canada Lord Derby, who arrived in England on Tuesday. The Shields police on Monday apprehended Alex- [Alexander] ander [under] Dewar, against whom a warrant was issued for the manslaughter of his wife at Alnwick. The affair occurred on the lst [last] inst., Dewar's wife, after her injuries, being conveyed to the workhouse, where she died. The coroner's jury returned a verdict of ' Manslaughter. The Board of Trade enquiry at Cardifi [Cardiff] respecting the loss of the Countess Evelyne [Evelyn] and 24 lives by a collision with the City of Hamburg on the 13th May, terminated on Saturday. The court ordered the certifi- [certify- certificate] cate [care] of Captain Kehoe, [Hoe] of the City of Hamburg, to be cancelled, and that of Captain Evans, of the Countess Evelyne, [Evelyn] to be suspended for six months. At Musselburgh, near Edinburgh, on Saturday, a demonstration was held by the Leith Burghs Unionists in the grounds of Pinkie House. General Sir William Hope, the chairman, had just commenced his address when the supports of the platform gave way, and 50 ladies and gentlemen were thrown to the ground, No one was hurt, and the meeting was proceeded with. A gentlemanly-looking man, giving the name of James Williams, of Birmingham, who was embarking at Queenstown, on Sunday, as a cabin passenger on the Cunard steamer Campania [Company] for New York, was arrested by the Queenstown police on a charge of embezzlement. The accused purchased his ticket in London on Saturday night, and arrived at Queenstown by the Ameriean [American] mail train. On Monday two boys, named Shelton (14) and Rad- [Radford] ford (12), were observed at New Brighton spending money in horse riding, photographs, and boating. At the police station 15 sovereigns were found in Shelton's shoes. He admitted having stolen 25 on Saturday from his father, a collier at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and he preferred a charge against two New Brighton boat- [boatmen] men of stealing a sovereign from him. On Tuesday morning the boatmen were sent to prison for a month. Prince Vietor [Victor] Napoleon, who has just been cele- [cell- celebrating] brating [rating] his 3lst [last] birthday, leads a quiet and unpre- [umpire- unpretentious] tentious [tennis] life at his hotel in the Avenue Louise at Brus- [Bus- Brussels] sels. [less] His favourite occupation is to study in his library, where he has collected a large number of works upon the army, military tactics, constitutional govern- [government] ment, [men] and the period of the Consulate and the two Emperors. From the diligence with which he reads, marks, and reflects upon this epoch, the Prince, who is characterised by a gravity of deportment almost beyond his years, is no mean critic of the men and events of that time. A Liverpool correspondent telegraphs -Shortly before midnight on Monday a fire occurred in the sheds at Hornby Dock, Liverpool, where was stored a valuable cargo discharged by the Glasgow steamer St. Enock, from New York, and damage estimated at 30,000 resulted. The brigades did splendid work, but the fire practically burned itself out. The fire was not got completely under till early on Tuesday morning. The damage will be considerably over 50,000. The produce destroyed includes 1,500 bales of cotton and 1,300 barrels of oil. 'The fire is believed to have originated amongst the hay stored in the shed. The Atlantic liner Arizona and other vessels in the dock narrowly escaped. A shocking murder has occurred at Little Faringdon, 2 village about four miles from Alvescot, Oxfordshire. Two children, little girls, wandered from home about six o'clock in the evening. The elder one, aged about eight, was named James, the younger one, about three, Judge. As they did not return, search parties went out, but without success, until the child Judge was found drowned in a brook in the neighbourhood. The brook was unavailingly searched and dragged for the other girl the next day, but on the next her body was discovered in a ditch, cruelly murdered, with her throat cut and her body mutilated. A man was apprehended on suspicion in the neighbourhood, a postman having discovered him washing his trousers. A Dean Forest correspondent telegraphs -An in- [inquest] quest was held at Weston on Monday evening on the body of Jane Hatton, wife of George Hation, [Nation] publican and butcher, Leabailey, [Lea bailey] Dean Forest, alleged to have been murdered by her husband. The evidence showed that the couple lived unhappily, and were given to intemperance. They quarrelled so violently on Friday over domestic affairs that customers left the house in disgust. Shortly afterwards the report of a gun was heard, and Hatton subsequently drove away with his children. The neighbours on looking through the window saw Mrs. Hatton lying dead on the floor, shot through the neck. The husband meantime drove to his parent's home, where he behaved strangely and said he' had shot his wife dead. Later, however, he declared the affair was purely accidental, his sole idea being to frighten the deceased. A verdict of Man- [Manslaughter] slaughter' was returned. Alfred Orrett, [Brett] formerly manager of Pam's Bank, at Knutsford, who on Monday pleaded guilty to forging cheques for 780, and whose defaleations [defalcations] exceed 5,000, on Tuesday came up for sentence before Mr. Justice Wills, at the Chester Assizes. His lordship said he had taken time to consider what sentence he ought to pass in the hope of finding some mitigating circumstances, but he regretted he found none. On the contrary, it seemed to be a very serious case. Some considerable force must be given to the consideration that it was necessary to warn other people, who might be exposed to like temptation. Prisoner's whole training, educa- [Edgar- education] tion, [ion] and position, were everlasting warnings against the course that he pursued, and his experience must have taught him that such a career as he entered on must, inevitably, result in detection. It was a case of very great fraud, carried on for very many years by forgery and falsification of accounts. The lowest sentence he (the judge) could pass, while fulfilling his duty to society, was penal servitude for four years. On Tuesday morning, at 5-30, Thomas Weldon (54) of 38, Union-street, Harrogate, general dealer, died from the effects of laudanum poisoning. For the last two or three weeks the deceased had been drinking. and on Monday he had a disagreement with his wife, when he threatened to murder her. She kept out of his way, and the deceased then got possession of some lauda- [laid- laudanum] num [sum] (six ounces) from a local chemist by a letter purporting to have been written by a Mrs. Cooper. He went home, and in the presence of Mrs. Birch and Mrs. Sisson, who were at the door, drank akout [about] half of it. They tried to take the bottle from him, but he stuck to it. The police were sent for, and Police-constable Smith was quickly at the house, but the man had locked the door, and on its being broken open he was found upon a couch partly undressed. Dr. Murphy had a consultation with Dr. Dunnock, and emetics were administered, and all available means were used. to bring the deceased round. The deceased was an old soldier, and had passed through the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny. Prior to committing suicide the deceased broke up a portion of his furniture, and commenced to burn it, and owing to the threats that he made against his wife the woman sent for the police. Selections of WAit [Wait] and Humour Five years ago a friend of Guy de Maupassant said to him, My dear Maupassant, there is this about you, that admiration is not génée, [gene] for one cau [ca] love you as much as one admires you. 'Love me always, replied de Maupassant, but cease to admire me;' and, point- [pointing] ing first to his heart, then to his head, he said gravely, That remains; this is going. John Reeve, the actor, was in the habit of taking great liberties with his audience. He would interpolate dreadfully; nay, when he forgot his own part he would coolly improvise his share of the dialogue, without the slightest reference to his fellow performers. On one occasion he was acting the lover of Mrs. Fitzwilliam, a lump little actress, in the scene where she holds out er hands to Reeve, with this speech- Can you refuse anything to Pauline Reeve, looking at her plump hand, cried out, Paw lean Paw fat, I call it. An old gentleman was present at the reading of the will of a distant relative. He had hardly expected to find himself remembered in it. but pretty soon a clanse [cleanse] was read in which a certain tield [field] was willed to him. That was good. But the document went on to bequeath the old grey mare in the said field to someone else-a man with whom the old gentleman was not on friendly terms. That was too much for his equanimity, and he interrupted the solemn proceedings and brought a smile to the faces of the company by exclaiming, Then she's eating my grass According to her biographer, a great deal of perse- [persevering] vering [bering] persuasion was found needful to induce Miss Mellon to marry Mr. Coutts, the millionaire, who was then past 80 years of age. The enamoured gentleman employed Mr. Kaymond [Monday] as his advocate, and gave him the handsome fee of 1,000 for his trouble. Finding that the then very recent death of Mr. Coutts's first wife raised scruples in the lady's mind, Mr. Raymond urged the example of Miss Farren. [Farrer] who had married Lord Derby in the seventh week of that nobleman's widowhood. He managed to draw from the flattercd [flattered] actress a conditional consent, which had been so artfully framed that at the expiration of a fortnight the diplomatic Raymond summoned Miss Mellon to fulfil her promise. Thus it was that in 1815 Miss Mellon became the second Mrs. Coutts, and the mis- [is- mistress] tress of Holly Lodge, Highgate, now the property of the philanthropic Baroness Burdett-Coutts. Kerepinc [Creeping] Lent.-Mrs, Jones I'm giving a big dinner party this week, my dear. Can you lend me some knives and forks I haven't enough. Mrs. Brown My dear, I would with pleasure, but I've lent all my spare ones to the dear vicar; he's got a lot of other clergymen stopping in his house for a week's prayer and fasting. FROM PUNCH. Ture [True] or THE Sexes.-Middlesex v. Sussex. Mrs. R. says she never has toast for breakfast, but always fresh-airated fresh-Aerated] bread. It is proposed to establish a fire-station, with fifty men, on the Thames Embankment. For what pur- [our- purpose] pose In case of anybody setting the Thames on fire FELINE AMENITIES.-Fair Visitor Do play some- [something] thing, dear I love to hear vour [our] music Fair Hostess Sorry, dear, but this piano is so dreadfully out of tune That's the worst ot living in apartments My music-master says that to use such a piano as that is fatal to real playing But wont's you play some- [something] thing, dear . Quire 4 Littte [Little] Rector (returning from day's fishing-in reply to usual question) Sport Oh wretched wretched Tried every dodge I could think of, but nothing would tempt 'em. Canny Scot (who rather suspects the Rector of a fond- [fondness] ness for good living) A-weel, [A-week] Recthor, [Rector] na doot [door] they set some on us a poorful [powerful] example i' no givin' [given] way to their carnal procleevities, [proclivities] and refusin' [refusing] to be ta'en in by the fa'se blandishments 0' the deevil, [devil] i' the shape o' yer awn artifeecial [artificial] flees. FROM JUDY. Ravine Map.-Maiden Aunt Look at that horrid man flourishing his handkerchief at me. Idon't [Ion't] know him-he must be mad Maiden Niece (who does know him) Yes, absolutely raving. Tue Figure As SHE Is (MIS) [MISS] UNDERSToop.-Ugly [Understood.-Ugly] Customer What price did you say this cape was Pretty Milliner Seven guineas, madame. Ugly Customer (after a pause) 'Don't you think that rather a dreadfal [dreadful] figure Pretty Milliner Well, madame, since vou [you] say so it is not the best T have seen- [seen but] but I think you'll find the cape will hide it. Hormon's [Horton's] Core vor [or] AstHma.-Established [Asthma.-Established] nearly a quarter of a century.-Prescribed by the Medical Faculty throughout the world. It is used as an inhalation, an without any after bad effects. Testimonials of efficac [efficacy] n the late Lord Beaconsfield, Miss Emily Faithfull, [Faithfully] Sir Morell Mackenzie, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Trial samples free by post. In Tins at British Depot-46, Holborn Viaduct, London; also of Newbery, [Newry] Barclay, Lynch, Sanger, Edwards; Thompson, Liverpool, and ail Wholesale Houses. from COURT AND PERSONAL. The Princess Christian tuok [took] part on Monday in the annual meeting of the Royal British Nurses' Association, held at Balliol College, Oxford. According to present arrangements the Queen will leave Osborne for Balmoral on August 25th, and will return to Windsor from Scotland about the middle of November. The special train conveying the King and Queen of Denmark and the Princess of Wales reached Til- [Tilbury] bury at half-past three on Thursday afternoon. The Royal party immediately went on board the Danne- [Dance- Daybreak] brog, [brig] and after an affectionate leave-taking the Princess of Wales left at four o'clock on her return to London, and the King and Queen sailed five minutes later. Mr. Charles Gould and Mr. William Pickford have been appointed Queen's Counsel. Count Hatzfeldt, [Hatfield] the German Ambassador, had an interview with Lord Rosebery at the Foreign Office on Monday. It is reported that Sir Charles Tupper, High Commissioner of Canada, returns home during August on a short leave of absence. The Dean of Chichester, who has been seriously indisposed, is convalescent, though he will not be able to return to the diocese for some weeks. The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland is confined to his residence suffering from a slight throat affection, contracted, probably, while playing recently in a cricket match at the Viceregal grounds. Professor Ajdukiewicz, [Academics] Court painter to the Emperor of Austria, is engaged on an equestrian portrait of the Prince of Wales, and has had several songs from His Royal Highness at Marlborough ouse. [use] It is stated that Mr. Tyler has been commissioned by the Benchers of Lincoln's Inn to execute a statuette in silver of the Duke of York in his robes of Bencher of that Society. The statuette is intended as a wedding present to the Duke from his brother Benchers. Bishop Hadfield, the Primate of New Zealand, is about to resign the See of Wellington, to which he Was appointed in 1870, becoming Primate of the Coiony [Colony] four years ago. The right reverend prelate has been a member of the staff of the Church Missionary Society since 1838. Canon Jelf [Self] is to be the first Warden of the College of Clergy which is about to be established at Black- [Blackheath] heath. The college is to consist of clergymen, married and unmarried, willing to devote the whole of their time to special work in the diocese of Rochester. The college 1s under the direction of the Bishop; it is also proposed to admit both clergy and laity who can only promise to give part of their time to work in the diocese. Those clergy who are unmarried will live in community. THE PRINCE OF WALES AT WINCHESTER. The Prince of Wales, who was accompanied by the Duke of Connaught, on Tuesday. took part in the celebration of the five-hundredth anniversary of Win- [Winchester] chester College. The city was gaily decorated for the occasion, which drew together nearly a thousand old Wykehamists. [Chemists] On arriving from London the Prince was escorted to the Guildhall, where the Corporation presented an address of welcome. His Royal Highness handed a reply, in which he said that it afforded him much satisfaction to visit the city and take part in the celebration of the quincentenary of the College. The Prince then drove along the troop-lined streets to the College, where he was received by the Warden and a number of ecclesiastical dignitaries. In answer to an address presented by Lord Portman, the Prince offered his congratulations upon the present prosperity and usefulness of that the most ancient of our public schools, a prosperity and usefulness which had been greater during the last half-century than at any former time. His Royal Highness next lunched with the Warden and asmall [small] company, and then inspected the School Volunteer Corps in the Meads. Subsequently he proceeded to the school and presented the Queen's medals to the successful scholars, and later on left Winchester for Goodwood. CONCLUSION OF THE ROYAL HONEYMOON. On Thursday afternoon the Duke and Duchess of York returned to London from their honeymoon at Sandringham. 'They arrived at St. Pancras at 6-15 and drove to Marlborough House, arriving at 6-35. Notwithstanding that the Royal couple desired their re-entry into the metropolis to be considered private, great crowds assembled to welcome them back. Both the Duke and the Duchess were looking extremely well. A CURIOUS QUESTION IN THE PEERAGE. LORD QUEENSBERRY AND MR. GLADSTONE. The elevation of Lord Queensberry's eldest son, Lord Drumlanrig, [Dreamland] to the English peerage as Lord Kilbead [Killed] has, the World says, placed the Queen in a dilemma which causes her considerable annoyance. It seems that the creation, which as a matter of fact has no precedent, was arranged by Lord Rosebery, notwithstanding a remonstrance from Lord Queensberry, who in reply to a communi- [common- communication] cation on the subject from the Minister of Foreign Affairs, strongly urged that he was the only Scotch Marquis without a seat in the Upper House, and that putting his son over his head would be an unwarrantable slight. As soon as the creation was gazetted Lord Queensberry repeated his protest, but could obtain no answer beyond an assurance that no discourtesy was intended. Lord Rosebery declined to vouch- [vouchsafe] safe any further reply, so Lord Queensberry wrote direct to the Queen, who, on the 21st ult., instructed Sir Henry Ponsonby to express her regret that he (Lord Queensberry) had not been consulted on the matter, as she understood from Mr. Gladstone that the circumstances had been fully explained, &c. Lord Queensberry then addressed a further letter to the Queen, formally accusing Mr. Glad- [Gladstone] stone of practising reticence and deception in his advice to Her Majesty, and then screening him- [himself] self by resorting to a conspiracy of silence. He concluded by asking for 'the only redress possible under the circumstances. This may be presumed to mean the creation of a second English peerage in his favour. The dispute is not less bitter because Lord Queensberry is a strong Liberal and Home Ruler. The Queen is the more vexed because Lord Queensberry's father was for some years Comptroller of the Household. Lord Queensberry asks leave to publish the whole correspondence. a THE WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. The Wesleyan Conference at Cardiff opened on Monday representative session, when the president delivered an able address dealing with present day Methodism. He stated that within the past 30 years nine millions sterling had been expended on chapel and other trust erections, that whilst Wesleyan Methodism had no endowments upwards of one million and a half was voluntarily raised annually for the maintenance of Methodism. He further stated that connexional [connexion] funds were prosperous except school funds, which must be dealt with, Dr. Young presented an invitation from the Birmingham and Shrewsbury dis- [district] trict [strict] asking the conference to hold its annual sessions next year in the Midland town. A similar request was presented from Plymouth. After consideration, it was decided next year to go to Birmingham, and 12 months later to Plymouth. Notices of motion and suggestions from district synods were next presented, and home missions were then considered at length. At the conference on Tuesday, Mr. R. W. Perks, M.P., in response to an appeal from the erect dent, withdrew his motion in favour of the Welsh Suspensory Bill. on the ground that its discussion would involve party politics. Resolutions were passed for the removal of the compulsory attendance of regis- [registrars] trars [tears] at Nonconformist marriages, and also in favour of international arbitration. A motion was passed con- [congratulating] gratulating [congratulating] the Queen and Prince of Wales on the Royal marriage. At the resumed conterence, [conference] on Wednesday, the Chapel Committee reperied [replied] that sanction had been given to 100 cases, at an estimated cost of nearly 250,000. Special permission was given to a large extension scheme at Leicester. In the discussion on the schools fund a debt was reported of over 20,000, and a difficulty was felt in meeting it. . I'he conference, on Thursday morning, in view of the deficit on the fund for the maintenance and education of ministers' children, agreed to raise a special sum of 10,000, to reduce by one year the allow- [allowance] ance [once] for maintenance, and close the girls' school at Clapham. The Middle-class Schools Committee was asked to consider the possibility of continuing the school under its auspices. tin DISASTERS AT SEA. A DISASTROUS COLLISION. An Ardrossan correspondent telegraphs that the steamer Pearl arrived there on Wednesday afternoon with her bows damaged. She had been in collision with the steamer Archibald Finnie, [Fine] of Ardrossan, off the South Lightship, on the coast of Down, that morn- [morning] ing. The Archibald Finnie [Fine] sank. Seven lives were lost and five were saved. The following is a list of the drowned - William Paisley, mate. J. M. Sinclair, chief engineer, of Ardrossan. William Finnie, [Fine] second engineer, Paisley. James Hamilton, steward, Belfast. J. Maclaughlan, [MacLachlan] seaman, Magheramorne, County Antrim. William Rogers, seaman, Belfast. Guy Lovie, [Love] fireman, Glasgow. A Glasgow correspondent telegraphs that the body of the mate of the steamship Archibald Finnie, [Fine] Ardrossan, which was sunk in the Irish Channel, after a collision with the steamer Pearl, of Glasgow, has been recovered and brought to Ardrossan. James Hamilton, the steward, was a brother of the captain of the Archibald Finnie, [Fine] owned by Archibald Finnie [Fine] and Sons, Kilmar- [Killer- Kilmarnock] nock. The ill-fated steamer was cut in two. The accident took place at two o'clock on Wednesday morn- [morning] ing. Captain Hamilton, of the Archibald Finnie, [Fine] was on the bridge at the time, and states that there was no fog. The collision took place about 75 miles from Ardrossan. The Archibald Finnie [Fine] left for Dublin with a cargo of coal. The body of the 'mate was recovered and landed by the Pearl. The American ship, Alexander Gibson, has reached Belfast. having aboard Captain Law, the first and second officers, four apprentices, and two seamen of the British ship Bowden, which she found waterlogged and helpless on Olno [Ono] Reef, Pitcairn Island. The crew of Bowden were all rescued by that of the Alexander ibson. [Gibson] - Borwicks [Bricks] BakING [Baking] POWDER. Largest salein [saline] the world, POLITICAL ITEMS. Lonpon, [London] Monday. Lord Cromer, the British Minister at Cairo, arrived in London on Monday after a tour in Switzerland, and was engaged for some time at the Foreign Office. It is stated that Lord Cromer will have the first offer of the Viceroyalty of India. Mr. Fowler's reply to Mr. Stanley Leighton's question to-night, indicating that the Parish Councils Biil [Bill] will be passed forward to the second reading at no distant date, is regarded as confirming, on Cabinet authority, the general belief that after the adjournment in September the House of Commons will be called upon to meet again in the autumn, probably towards the end of October or the beginning of November. Lonvoy, [Convoy] Tuesday. Calculations are being made in political circles as to the probable strength of Mr. Gladstone's sup- [supporters] porters in the House of Lords when the great test comes on. It is expected that the number of Government adherents will be 42 only, although during the past 24 years Mr. Gladstone has himself increased the number of peers bv about 90. lt is said that of the 42 peers who are expected to vote for Home Rule, rather more than half are peers of old standing, such as Lord Rosebery and Lord Spencer so that barely 20 are of the 90 who have been sent to the Lords by Mr. Gladstone. And even of these 20 nearly half have been sent to the Lords within the past 12 months. With reference to the reports circulated on Tues- [Tuesday] day in several Unionist papers, the Press Associa- [Social- Association] tion [ion] is assured by leading members of the Ministry that the Government have not in contemplation any grand coup involving the re-introduction of the Home Rule Bill in the House of Lords at the com- [commencement] Mencement [Men cement] of next session. It may be taken as eertain [certain] and authoritative that the Government have not yet considered the question as to their mode of procedure next year, and it is equally a fact that no negociations [association] have taken place between the representatives of the two front benches as to the duration of the present session. The Press Association is informed by Mr. Wilson Lloyd, the member for Wednesbury, that there is no truth in the report published to-day, that he has applied for the Chiltern Hundreds. The hon. member adds that he has no immediate intention of resigning. Lonpox, [Longs] Wednesday. Many Nonconformist members, and especially Welsh representatives, are strongly opposed to the amendments proposed by the House of Lords to the Places of Worship Sites Bill, and some would rather drop the measure for the present than accept it with the condition that a Local Government Board order for the acquisition of a site must be confirmed by Act of Parliament, and, if opposed, the bill must be referred to a Select Committee with power to award costs. They point out that in rural districts these might excced [exceed] the cost of the site itself. Probably there will be a motion m [in] the Commons disagreeing with the amendments. Lord Overtown contradicts the statement that Mr. Gladstone has arranged to be his guest at Overtown, Dumbartonshire, [Northamptonshire] during the recess. A LIVERPOOL PROTEST AGAINST THE G OVERNMENT'S [G GOVERNMENT'S] TACTICS. The following letter from Lord Salisbury was received in Liverpool on Tuesday - I am directed by the Marquis of Salisbury to express his thanks to you for forwarding to him the resolution passed by the Scotland Division Conservative Associa- [Social- Association] tion, [ion] and to say that he fully concurs with you in pro- [protesting] testing against the procedure of the Government in regard to the Home Rule Bill. MR. LABOUCHERE'S [LABOURER'S] ADVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT. Mr. Labouchere, [Labourer] writing in Jruth, [Truth] suggests that the Home Rule Bill should be carried over to next year, and that the report stage and the third reading be taken next session. I would begin the session, he says, by passing a few British bills, then-say in June next year-take up the Home Rule Bill at the point that it has reached this year, and send it up to the Lords, allowing an average of one or even two days for the discussion of each clause. The bill world thus go up to the Lords after the fullest and amplest discussion of its details by the Com- [Commons] mons, and if the Lords threw it out, an immediate appeal to the country would, I think, secure us a victory at the poll. Home Rule is not advanced by one day by passing the bill this year, for it is not contemplated to appeal at once to the country on its rejection by the Lords. It must be remembered that the bill does not give immediate Home Rule to Ireland, nor does it for the next six years relieve us from the probability of Irish matters occupying so much time of the Imperial Parliament that we shall not have a free hand to deal with British matters. Taxes, con- [constabulary] stabulary, [constabulary] and land-the three chief Irish questions that have occupied so much time in all past sessions -are reserved to the Imperial Parliament. As the bill stands, Iveland [Ireland] gets a Legislature that may not discuss for six years the questions outside of which there can be no real Home Rule, whilst these will still occupy the time of the Imperial Parliament. The bill is, in fact, like a bottle labelled brandy, with a good deal more water than brandy init. [inst] All this will somewhat damp enthusiasm for the bill, and renders it all the more necessary that we should not give our opponents any cause to complain of the manner in which it has passed the Commons. THE WILSON LIBEL ACTIONS. The hearing of the Wilson libel action against the London Evening News was resumed at the Guildford Assizes on Tuesday. Plaintiff was cross- [consignment] examined as to various sums devoted by the Sea- [Seamen] men's Union to ulterior purposes in contravention of the rules. These included 100 to the Stevedores Union, which grant was approved by the council. A payment on account of the Labour Commission Witnesses was to three men who had been employed by the Shipowners' Federation to conspire to ruin the Seamen's Union and witness, and who would not give evidence without being indemnified against boycotting on the part of their masters. Mr. Wilson was here taken ill, and retired temporarily from the court. Robert McBride, assistant-secretary of the union, attributed the fact that the accounts were not prepared in March to Mr. Wilson's illness. Harold W. Wilson, accountant to the union, said the accounts were correctly kept. In cross-examination he stated that in 1891 various accounts were overdrawn, and in the following year the total had increased to 15,000. Dr. Goldsworth [Holdsworth] gave evidence to the plaintiff's dangerous illness, and Mr. Rasch, [Rash] M.P., and Mr. Gourley, [Burley] M.P., were put into the box as witnesses to character, but gave no material evidence, the Judge charac- [character- characterising] terising [enterprising] their appearance as a farce, the tenour [tenor] of their replies being well known. Mr. Carson then read the report of the Finance Committee presented in March, 1892, drawing attention to the serious financial condition of the union, and complaining that the expenditure was controlled not by them but by the officials, and that the balance was altogether fictitious. They recommended that a quarterly report of all expenses be sent to every member. Plaintiff, further cross-examined, stated that his eosts, [costs] amounting to 600, in an unsuccessful libel action brought by him against Mr. Hornsby for calling him a villain, thief, and robber, were paid bythe [Blythe] union. Mr. Carson called no witnesses for the defence. Addressing the jury, he contended that the articles complained of were fair comment and for the public benefit in view of the interests involved, and that their charge of mismanagement of union affairs had been sustained. The Hon. Bernard Coleridge, for the plaintiff, submitted that this was not an honest attack on the Seamen's Union, but a malicious attack against the personal integrity of Mr. Wilson, made under the guise of figures which had not been investigated. Coun- [Con- Counsel] sel's [se's] appeal for heavy damages was received with applause. The Judge, in summing up, said as the plaintiff himself had described McBride's, the assistant secretary's, statement relative to the unpublished balance-sheet as misleading, he could not see that any complaint could be made against the defendant's paragraph entitled Financial Scandal. He also failed to see in any of the paragraphs a charge against the plaintiff of mis- [is- misapplication] application of funds. The jury would no doubt consider that a person who had been a party to the breaking of the union's rules-as Mr. Wilson admitted he had-was not the person to rush into law ona [on] matter like the present. The summing up occupied exactly two hours. After a quarter of an hour's absence the jury returned and stated that they held the comments were fair and reasonable and not malicious, and there was no libel. With regard to certain technical points, if the High Court held that there had been a libel the damages would be one farthing on those points. His lordship therefore, gave a verdict for the defendants with costs, and refused to stay execution. The hearing of Mr. J. Havelock Wilson's action against the Shipping Gazette commenced on Wednes- [Wednesday- Wednesday] day, at Guildford, before Mr. Justice Grantham the damages claimed being 1,000. The judge remarked that the articles were re-printed from the Evening News. No evidence was oftered [offered] for tke [te] plaintiff, and Mr. Murphy, for the defence, said that Mr. Wilson was skulking behind counsel in the hope of snatching a verdict for the union, which was so disastrously affected by the previous day's trial. Mr. Murphy contended that the union rules and the law had been defied, and that the accounts showed waste and extravagance. Mr. Coleridge replied, and the jury, after a short deliberation, returned a verdict for the defendants. Prrsonatine [Presenting] A Deap [Deep] Man.-At Galway, on Satur- [Star- Saturday] day, post office clerk named Buckley was convicted of conspiring with a man named Brown to enable the latter, by personating [persona ting] a dead man whose savings bank book had accidentally fallen into his hands, to obtain a deposit from the post office. Brown became Queen's evidence. Sentence was deferred. Take one of Little Liver Pill i i will relieve dyspepsia, aid digestion, give Sone. [One] and vigour to the system. They make ane [an] feel as though life was worth THE STOLEN DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE. A SEVENTEEN YEARS' MYSTERY. The F 1 CONFESSION. fall Mall Gazette gs it i 6 some light on the mystery of the cater ae disa [dis] Ly Y; viz., the Ppearance [Appearance] of Gainsborough's fam [am] i the Duche [Duke] ous [us] picture of ss of Devonshire, which 17 ears ag stolen from the premises of Messrs Agn [An] i 3B nd. street, London. The picture had b en bot ah oom [room] a Mrs. Magennisin [agonising] 1839 by a picture rere [ere] eo Bentl [Bent] i Y picture restorer named himeelt [himself] on th 3k, and doubtless patted it for 60 guineas to Mr. Wyn [Win] Ek 2 disposed of of the latter's famous collection that M eth 1876, it was put up for auction at Chri [Rich] ie re time there were those who impugned ite [it] ene [one] as a Gainsborough. There was, however, battle for it at thesale. [these] The then Earl of Dudley ws it up to 10,000, but even at that immens [immense] fieure [fire] could not shake off the persistent agent of Agnew, who secured the picture for 10 100-tie largest price ever paid for a, Picture at Christi Messrs. Agnew placed it in their galleries 39 Bond-street, on exhibition, and London was in a, furore over it. It well nigh monopolised the co ver. [Rev] sation [station] of the day, and at most of the 'ablie [able] ceremonials a large proportion of the ladies 'ed on the model which the painting rovided [provided] Suddenly, while the interest in the sink ; at its height, it vanished on the night of th 24th May, 18 days after it came into Messrs, Agnew's possession. It was, as usual left safel [safe] 11 at night in its place on the walls of the calle [call] A watchman slept on the premises, and was nh aE disturbed during the night, but at seven the next morning chisel marks were found on the wind frame of the gallery, and the picture had dis. appeared. It had been cut from its frame and stolen. A reward of 1,000 was offered but although some years later there was a correspondence between some mysterious person and Messrs. Agnew there was doubt as to the genuineness of the negociations [association] which were barren of result. Recently, however, & prisoner in a Belgian gaol, the Prison De Louvain, [Living] confessed to a representative of the Pall Wall Gazette it was he who had broken into Messrs Agnew and stolen the picture. He carried it to his house in St. John's Wood, in th hope, of course, of getting ransom without risk. But his negociations [association] with Messrs. Agnew were too covert to bear fruit and a picture of this sort could not be brought to any market without the risk of immediate detection The thief thus found himself in the possession of a picture which he could not realise. Another boldly planned and daringly executed felony put him in possession of 60,000, and with this capital he embarked upon a sea of extravagance and gaiety, con- [concealing] cealing [dealing] the Gainsborough picture, like the man who locks up unquoted shares. Having an expensive house in Piccadilly, he kept his carriage and pair, received much company, and organised little steam launch parties for river picnics, his favourite diversion. He was of American birth, and in those davs [Davis] was about 28 or 30 years of age, and had had his taste for launch navigation left to him as a legacy from his early days before the mast. Every now and again the picture, buried beneath some heap of rubbish, would rise up in his memory, and he con- [considered] sidered [resided] various plans for its disposal, but these plans required a trusty accomplice or two, and he could not find anyone with whom he cared to share his guilty secret. The name of this scoundrel, adds the Pall Mall Gazette, was Adam Wirth. [With] He was none other than the celebrated thief who has earned for himself (in consequence of the daring crimes he had committed) the proud title of Le brigand inter- [international] nationale. [national. He was concerned in many great bank robberies in America, and afterwards came to England, where he robbed the Hatton Garden Post Office, London. Subsequently he arranged a raid on the Ostend [Intend] mail boats, anda [and] few months ago was caught red-handed whilst stealing sealed packets containing over 2,000 from a guard's van in Belgium. He was tried in March last, and sentenced to seven years' hard labour. The London police had long known him to be one of the most dangerous criminals in existence, and credited him with the authorship of many of the undiscovered crimes of the past 10 or 12 years. But nobody ever dreamed of his connection with the robbery of the Gainsborough picture. He has confessed with a certain amount of circumstantiality, but eminent criminals were ever greedy of notoriety, and we are not in a position yet to put his confession to the test. Wirth [With] has promised, however, to supplement the information already given with further facts which may enable us, at no distant date, to say with some confidence whether or not the confession is a genuine one. Nothing is said as to the present whereabouts of the m [in] ssing [sing] picture. THE WORMWOOD SCRUBBS [SCRUBS] a & MURDER. EXECUTION OF POLICE-CONSTABLE COOKE. George Samuel Cooke, who was convicted at the last sessions of the Central Criminal Court, before Mr. Justice Hawkins, of the wilful murder of Maud Merton, was hanged punctually at nine o'clock on Tuesday morning within the walls of Newgate Prison. Representatives of the press were excluded from the execution. The prisoner was confined in Newgate Prison during the interval since his trial, and had occupied one of the cells which are set apart at the west end of the prison for con- [condemned] demned [demand] prisoners. He had been subjected to the customary close surveillance by day and night of two warders, from which melancholy duty they had been relieved at stated intervals. The convict is said to have maintained during the time of his incarcera- [increase- incarceration] tion [ion] the same stolid indifference which he showed at the trial, and in fact to have exhibited no concern as to his fate, although at times towards the close he appeared to be very anxious abont [about] the future welfare of his aged parents and his sisters, and was very distressed when alluding to the degradation which he had occasioned them. As regards his prison life, the convict's conduct was exceptionally good, and caused not the slightest trouble to the authorities of the gaol. To the regulations he submitted readily and as cheerfully as his circum- [circus- circumstances] stances allowed. Special facilities were afforded to the relations and friends of the convict of visiting him from time to time whilst awaiting death. He was seen frequently by his father, sister. and a young woman to whom he was engaged, and also by his solicitor. The interviews with his friends were naturally of a very distressing character, and although not restricted to time they occupied scarcely more than 15 to 20 minutes. His solicitor on his visit received instructions from the condemned man with reference to his wishes respecting the dispossl [disposal] of his effects, and in connection also with the obtaining of signatures to the petition. A petition which came from Yar- [Year- Yarmouth] mouth, the convict's birthplace, contained over 11,000 signatures. The health of the convict was generally good, but he lost some weight in prison. He took his meals regularly, the diet being sanctioned by the prison commissioners for prisoners under the sentence of death. Cooke made no complaint with regard to the food, or to any of the other rules to which he was subject, which excluded him from indulging in tobacco, or malt or spirituous liquors. The decision of the Home Secretary was received at Newgate, on Saturday afternoon. The convict heard the unwelcome tidings without evincing the least uneasiness or expressing any surprise that the petition had failed. He had admitted more than once that he entertained very feeble hopes from the first, having regard to the nature of his cruelty to his victim that clemency would be extended to him. He acknowledged further that his deed was very unjustifiable, although he had a great deal of pro- [provocation] vocation, and that his sentence was just, but he repudiated distinctly any suggestion which might be made that he had conceived the wicked intention of destroying his victim's life in order to rid himself of a burthen, [Burton] and asserted positively that his rash act was entirely unpremeditated and the outcome solely of some unhappy impulse, under the influence of which in a moment of keen irritation, he could not overcome. The farewell took place early on the previous morning, the convict's sister and another female friend being present. The parting was a most affectionate one. It had a visible effect on the condemned man who seemed to begin now to realise more fully his terrible position. He spent the rest of the day in meditation and seemed quite resigned to his fate. The convict went to bed about 10 o'clock on Monday night, his usual hour, but throughout the night he was very restless and slept little. He got up a little before seven o'clock in the morning and quickly dressed in 'the clothes which he wore at his trial. At three minutes to nine Billington was introduced into the condemned cell where, in the presence of the Governor, the Under Sheriff, and Dr. Gilbert he proceeded to pinion the arms of the culprit, an operation which was quietly and expeditiously carried out. Cooke offered no resist- [resistance] ance, [once] nor did he make any observation during the process. On leaving the cell a procession was started for the scaffold. The convict, who walked between two warders, is said to have borne himself at this trying moment with remarkable fortitude. He did not falter in the least, but walked with a firm step to the scaffold, which is situated within a very few paces of the condemned cell. The convict, who was pale and haggard, shook hands with the chief warder, Mr. Scott, and thanked him for what he had done. The final preparations were very quickly carried ont. The convict stood nearly six feet, and weighed about 12 stone. He was given a drop of six feet three inches. Death was said to have been instantaneous. Cooke is understood to have died very penitent. gathered outside the gaol to wait for the hoisting of the black flag. There was no shouting or demon- [demonstration] stration [station] of any kind. rrr [err] TRAGEDY In innkeeper named George Hatton, of Lea Bailey, Herefordshire, during a quarrel with his wife, on Friday night, shot her in the neck with fatal effect. Hatton isin [sin] custody. 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The crime can no longer be regarded as a mystery, though some of the facts in the previous history of the prisoner have served to attract more than an ordinary amount of public notice. Carter is 2 cow- [cowman] man, 45 years of age, employed by Mr. W. Hedges, a farmer, for 10 years. Mr. Lewellyn [Jewellery] Jotcham, [Matcham] the coroner, before whom Carter was brought in custody, held an inquest on the man's first wife, the jury then finding that the woman had broken her neck by accidentally falling downstairs. A second wife of Carter's disappeared some time ago, but the element of mystery in regard to her is stated to have been dissipated by her having been recently seen. in the street of Swindon. The police, for reasons of their own, believe the probabilities to be that the woman is alive. In respect of the case upon which. the prisoner now stands committed for trial the evidence of his brother James is conclusive. The prisoner disappeared at the end of last week, but returned to the neighbourhood after an absence of a day or two. Meeting the accused in the neighbour- [neighbourhood] hood of Pennyhooks, [Penny hooks] James, whose suspicions had been aroused by his brother's mysterious move- [movements] ments, [rents] asked what he had been doing, and received a blunt reply that he had killed his wife, and had hidden her in the blacksmith's shop adjoining the cottage. It is a curious circumstance that Superin- [Superior- Superintendent] tendent [tendency] Butcher had a man in custody before this confession was communicated to the police merely on suspicion of being in some way responsible for the disappearance of his wife. The subsequent Search for and discovery of the woman's body by Police-constable Sparkes and the brother's evidence justified this step. Dr. Spackman [Specimen] was of opinion that the woman died by strangulation, and thas [has] there had been an attempt to burn the body. A neighbour of Carter's, named Buckle. threw some light on this hideous feature of the case by saying that on Friday night there was a most obnoxious smell of burning on the prisoner's premises. She went over to the door of the prisoner's cottage and seeing the prisoner there pushed open the door and asked him what was burning. He replied Nothing, and appeared to strongly resent Mrs. Buckle's inquisitiveness. She, however, saw an object lying in a large vessel upon the floor with a circle of fire round it. Too late to prevent the woman seeing this strange sight, Carter said am only burning rubbish. I should think it is rubbish, said Mrs. Buckle. It's all right, replied Carter, to which she retorted No, I think it's all wrong, and at once left the build- [building] ing- [another] The night prior to this incident the prisoner and his wife were walking in the vil- [vi- village] lage, [age] but since Thursday the woman had not been seen alive. The prisoner stands committed on the coroner's warrant, but there will of course be a magisterial enquiry. According to the present police arrangements this will not be before the middle or latter end of next week. The deceased was 31 years of age, and had been married to prisoner only about three months. When Superin- [Superior- Superintendent] tendent [tendency] Butcher was conveying Carter to Faringdon gaol, after the inquest, a mob followed and hooted vigorously through the streets of the town. A MURDEROUS OUTRAGE. WAS IT DYNAMITE Mr. Richards, the owner of some houses now beiag [being] built at Broadstairs, received a mysterious parcel on Saturday morning, and showed it to his contractor. Mr. Martin, who laughed when Richards said he did not like the looks of the thing. Being urged to open the parcel, Mr. Richards cut the strings which bound it and a tervitic [devoting] explosion followed. Mr. Richards shattered his hands, and he was removed to the hospital in a dying condition. Martin was also injured. It is supposed that the parcel con- [contained] tained [gained] dynamite. A Ramsgate correspondent, in another telegram, says -A mysterious affair took place at Broaa- [Broad- Breasts] stairs, on Saturday morning. Mr. W. W. Martin is building a house near the railway station there for Mr. Richards, 2 visitor. The two were standing near the premises, and it isalleged [is alleged] that Mr. Richards produced a parcel, which had apparently come bv post, and, handing it to Martin, said Here's a present for you. Martin at once cut the string with which the parcel was tied, and a tremendous explosion, which was heard a very long distance off, followed. Martiu's [Martin's] face was injured, and Richards had a portion of his blown away. A piece of cart- [cartridge] ridge entered his side, and one arm was blown off. Richards's condition was considered so critical that he was removed to Ramsgate Infirmary, and his dying deposition was taken. it is supposed the parcel contained dynamite, but the entire affair is most mysterious. Dr. Garrould, [Harold] the house surgeon at the infirmary. stated that Richards is not likely to survive long. The right side of the face is blown away. the left hand blown off. and the right hand severely lacerated. Mr. Richards returned from Londor [London] on Friday, having been in a lawsuit with a relative. 'Fhe [He] house was intended for 2 coffee shop for Mr. Richards. A Ramsgate correspendent [correspondent] learns on enquiry that the parcel was about 4 inches long, 3 inches broad, and 2 inches deep. It came in the mail bag that morning, and was delivered to Richards. who seemed anxious about it, and tried to see Mr. Clarke, the surveyor, but he was absent. Colonel Ford, one of Her Majesty's inspectors of explosives, visited the spot in the afternoon and examined the fragments of the explosive. The injured man, Richards, died in the Seamen's Infirmary, Ramsgate, shortly before four o'clock on Sunday morning, after sutiering [stirring] dreadful agony. Just previous to his death ke expressed a wish to see Mr. Clarke. of Broadstairs, who was immediately sent for. Mrs. Richards did not see her husband in the infirmary. Up to the time of telegraphing the police had been unable to establish any clue to the perpetrator of the outrage. ; The inquest on Robert Richards (48), was opened on Monday. Dr. Raven said the deceased was sensible when he arrived, but his injuries were of such a character that recovery was improbable. His left hand was blown away, and the same side of the face terriblv [terrible] Incerated. [Ulcerated] The right wrist was also badly lacerated, and embedded in the chest were several splinters of wood and tin. Death was due to shock. A distinct smell of gunpowder was apparent, and deceased's clothes were slightly scorched. The other portions of explosive material might be discovered in the body. The coroner intimated that a post-mortem would be made. Colonel Ford, 2 Government Inspector of Explosives, who examined the scene of the explosion on Mon- [Monday] day, said the exact spot was 10 yards from the corner of an unfinished building and outside the scaffolding. There were no marks caused by the explosion upon either of these but upon the ground were some bloodstains. Among the debris were dis covered pieces of tin and wood, which probably formed the casing of the former. In all probability the explosive, which judging by the results was gunpowder, was contained in a. half-pound canister. No doubt the explosion was caused by some means of ignition inside, and could have been caused by the cutting of a string. The enquiry was adjourned for a week. THE BISLEY RIFLE MEETING. . Bistex, [Busters] Saturday. Sergeant Davies, of the lst [last] V.B. Welsh, is the winner of the Queen's Gold Medal and Badge, with 250, his total in the three stages of the competition being 274 points. Captain Rothwell, 2nd Lanca- [Lance- Lancashire] shire Engineers, came second with 271, and Ser- [Se- Sergeant] geant [grant] Jackson, Border Rifles, third with 270. Private Stocks, 2nd Liverpool, silver and bronze medallist, dropped to one point below Captain Rothwell at 800 yards, and at the 900 yards range made only nine points in 10 shots, finishing with 250. The English Team won the Mackinnon [Cannon] Chal- [Cal- Challenge] lenge [ledge] Cup with 96 points, Scotland came second with 73, and the only other competing team, Canada. obtained a total of 70. The Belgian Cup was wor [or] by the 3rd Lanark Team, the Royal Cambridge Challenge Shield by the 20th Hussars, the Stanley (Cycling Prize) by the West Kent, the Loyd Lindsay by the 2nd team of the Ayrshire, and the Army Ritle [Title] Association Cup by Staff-Sergeant Worth, of Gloucester. 2 Bistex, [Busters] Sunday. The statistical department have been busy to-day getting out the prize lists. The full results in the aggregates will not be known until Monday, but the first man in each of the principal ones, viz.. the Grand, All Comers, and is announced- [announced the] The trophy and 20 in the Grand goes to Colour- [Sergeant] Sergeant Mackay, lst [last] Sutherland, with 355 points. Private Rennie, 3rd Lanark, takes the cup and 20 in the All Comers with 189, and Private Martin, 10th Lanark, the trophy and 20 in the Volunteer- [Volunteer the] THE RAMSGATE MYSTERY. The people of Ramsgate do not seem to have been much intiuenced [intended] by Mr. Justice Grantham's criticism. of the police in connection with the murder of Mrs. Noel. Asaset-off [Assist-off] to Mr. Justice Grantham's criticism, over 50 has been subscribed for a testi- [test- testimonial] monial [manual] to Inspector Ross. The Watch Committee of the Ramsgate Corporation have passed a vote of continued confidence in that officer and the borough police force. Noel has not returned to Ramsgate ; his. business has been sold, and his name effaced from the shop front. ---eQqKa-- [equal] PreNcH [French] SPELLING Rerorm.-The [Reform.-The] French Academy has at length given its assent to a scheme for the reform of French spelling (says a Dazly [Daily] -Vews [News] telegram). Phe [The] Duc [Du] 'Aumate 'Mate] was in favour of the old spelling, M. Gréard [Great] (Rector of the University) in favour of the new. 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