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DIARY.

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Family Notices

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TO C...RRES?O: DENTS. :

THE GOVERNMENT AND ITS OPPONENTS.

FLINTSHIRE ASSIZES.

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FLINTSHIRE ASSIZES. The business of these assizes was commenced on Wednesday in the County Hall, Mold, before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge. In charging the grand jury, his lordship said he was happy to tell them, as he had told all the grand juries whom he had addressed in that circuit, that tho actual business before them was small. There were only two cases, and neither would present any great difficulty in point of law. It seemed to him that the amount of both criminal and civil business was exceedingly light in the six places he had visited, considering the trouble and expense, and to sime extent the inconvenience, of an assize, He must say this, however, without exDressing any opinion or drawing any conclusion, that the whole of the cases he had had to deal with since he left London had been cases of importanceâcases in which the crime was great or the mischief done considerable, or they were matters which could not well be tried by any but judges of the superior courts. Whether it might be possible to tako the business together at some one place he would not give an opinion, because in a picturesque country like Wales, where communication was interrupted by mountains and places were difficult of access, the difficulty attending the ceutralizatiou of busi- ness would no doubt be great. The two cases which would that ddjjr occupy the attention of the grand jury were both cases of importance. One, a case of highway robbery with violence, would present no difficulty whatever, but the other a case of murder, was rather a curious one. There could be no doubt in the world that the prisoner was the man who fired the prun which killed I the deceased, but the evidence given t the magisterial inquiry did net afford them much light as to why or under what circumstances the gun was fired. Fortunately, however, in tHs case the evidence of the wife at the corouer's inquisi- tion helped them to arrive somewhat at a decision. Her evidence might not alter the legal character of the case, but it certainly did the moral aspect of the affair. That evidence, however, could not by the rules of EaqliEb law be-laid Wore them but if true, he would endeavour to h ve it brought out in cross-examination or in somw other way.

ALLEGED HIGHWAY ROBBERY.

THE HOLYWELL MURDER.

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