A GROAN FROM A BONE. Written in a Church undergoing Restoration.) Ah well-a-day No ves'ed right — Could guard my narrow bed, For little vested interest have gat' The living in the dead. X slumbered in unbroken sleep A hundred years or more, Within the vault I pirchased dear Beneath the Old Church floor. Until the navvy's ruthless pick i Let in the light of day, And bundled out promi scuously My bones. Oh, where are they? The noble headpiece of my frame, Micraniutn once so wise, Was stolen by a butcher's dog, Before the public eyes. Six jointed toes were carried off iij By divers cartion crows; What could induce such petty theft ? Not juicelesa pettitoes. My dorsal and my lumbar spines, Ah, whither are they fled. They're gone, I fear there's little doubt, 1, On four legs, like my head. My odds and ends of dust and bone Were carted off the ground, And peer and pauper's clay alike Commingled forms one mound. My destination ultimate b. Of that I can't be sure Some farmer, perhaps, will bone me hence "lL" To use for bone manure. -1If1 MORAL. ,f .< A moral from my awful fate I hope you will adduce; To purchase soil to bury in Is now no earthly use. Though sack-'em-ups are out of date, The sack you'll get some time "!j Midst old materials utilised Dead bones may make quicklime. Oh, if I had to die again I'd try to die at sea, L Beneath the tide A shark's inside The cheapest vault for me. A. FRAGMENT.
QUIPS AND ORANKS. From Punch. TO ALMANACK MAKERS.-Can a year remarkable for its hideous fashions be remembered as a Year of Graces HORTICULTURE AND HYMEN-"As bed so vou must lie upon it" I shan t, replied the youthful" bridegroom, to whom this observation was ad- dressed by an aged relative. I m a gar eiu A PROFESSIONAL 1 UNSTKR.—Sir Bones Sawyer was as. ked if he had seen the Cataract of the Ganges at Drury Lane. He said no, and added, Why don't they couch it" ON THE SQUARE.—" An American, says the New York He-rald." has discovered the means of squaring a circle. We might doubt this, but that Americans are thought to have squared a triangle-not far from the lake of Geneva. CIRCUITOus.-Pas"enger; Quite the sort of weather f -Pa," your business, these April showers, I suppose?" Red-tace Driver:" No Sir, gi'me fair weather; 'cause if it ain't fair no one gets up outside, there ain't no one to say Coach man, get yourself something warm to drink!' Es A PROFESSIONAL REMONSTRANCIZ. -Te ni pie Blackstone, whose briefs are not overwhelming, grumbles at being f obliged to mix coke with his Wal!send; but the aggrava- tion of short weight in his last supply of coal has forced from him the indignant commentary that Coke is bad enough, but that Coke upon Little-Ton is beyond all en- AGED BUT AFFABLE.-A lady asked Mr Scudgells if he liked children. Don't know ma'am, answered that erabbed old gentleman; "never tried em am not an Ogre." On another occasion, Scrudgells remarked that in- fants were not innocents. Quite the reverse," said S=dgells. A baby is a crying evil." "A JOB'S COMIIORTFR. Irish ex-Mayor:" So me boy you're going to India? Unhealthy place, you know! The last station I was at, cnfl'ns were issued with annual clothin' to the men, and kept as necessaries in store; and, bedad, I had a friend who was on a firing party over a man of his company in the morning, and who fired over himself in the evening -or! A DEPLORABLE SCKPTIC.— Sairey Gamp: Quite right to refuse the money, my preciou3 Bobsey, but I was sorry to read your languidge to that dear Lord Stanhope about 1 Troy, and Achilles, and 'Omer, which its well beknown I studies 'im day and night." Bobsey Prig. Bother your 'Omers, and your Achilleses,, and your Troys I don't be. lieve as there was ever no such persons [" Mr Lowe's refusal to subsidise a pilgrimage for discovering the grave of Achilles and Hector, betrayed a deep and deplorable 4 scepticism as te the historical accuracy of Homer."— j Times.1
1 = probable candidate in thebon8ervS?i^"interept at the next election in Fifeature, in the place of Mr T. R. B. Leslie Melville Cartwright, of Melville, who has declined to stand. A Licensed Victualler's deputation waited upon the Home Secretary the other day to point out certain amend- II ments desired by the trade in the Licensing Act, more es- t pecially with reference to the £ 10 qualification. Mr Brace, however, stated that it was not the intention of the I Government daring the present session to propose any amendment of the Act. A meeting of the Conservative party was held on Thurs- day, April 3rd, at the Carlton Club, on the summons of Mr Disraeli, to consider the course to be adopted with i respect to the Landlord and Tenant Bill, introduced by birjarnes Howard and Mr Clare Read. It was agreed, we »re informed, to snpport the second reading of the Bill ? -conditionally on its authors consenting to refer it to a t Select Committee. The opinion prevailed that the pre- amble of the Bill would need amending, and that the 12th V clause, forbidding a tenant to contract himself out of the u Act, ought to be omitted. 1 The West Sufifolk Chamber of Agriculture having dis- ^.gsed the Landlord and Tenant Bill, introduced into the House of Common' by Mr J. Howard and Mr C. S. Head, has reflOlved-" That this Chamber, thinking legislation on M?" uestion of the relations between landlord and tenant jf-p^ble, begs to thank the introducers of this measure for efforts" but thinks several clauses require to be amended and is unanimously of opinion that clause 12, which takes away the right of private bargain, ought to be struck out altogether. A sum of £ 50,000 in aid of emigration to New South Wales, had been voted by the Parliament of that colony, and thq Parliament of South Australia is being urged by the Adelaide Chamber of Commerce to render assistance for the same purpose. Mr J. Whatman, the senior representative of Maidstone, lias intimated his intention of resigning, and the Liberal party are looking about for a person to contest the repre- sentation at the next election. A communication has been made with the Lord Mayor (Sir Sydney \vaterlow), who has signified his willingness to became a candidate, provided he is assured that his candidature will receive the Undivided support of the Liberal party. M. Buffet, the new President of the French Assembly, is the son of an old officer of the Empire. and w «s born at Mirecourt, in the Vosges, in 1813. Being named deputy for that department in 1848, by 73,761 electors, he voted with the Right, and strongly opposed all tendency to Socialism. He was also deputy in the Legislative Assem- bly, and was Minister of Agriculture, Commerce, and Public Works under the Presidency of Louis Napoleon, and Minister of Finance at the end of the Empire in the v»*binet of the-2nd January, 1870.
ECCLESIASTICAL l^ev John Goetlieb, D.D., has accepted the new The^P Palnias and places adjacent. is better.°Pe' Wh° has been suffering from a severe cold, Bishop Maeep of Evangelicals at^ to a memorial from a number tration of patronage complaining of his adminis- tnents objected to.' He «wgt dofeECe of the appoint- beDefices to which he has present*1 °Ut °* twen,.V"on^ on Evangelical clergymen, and "eVen were conferml of oth'T parties in the Church. ThlVZ °" representatives former v as £ 3,200 a year, and of the 1 aT/er^ £ ZQQQ U° priests were to be regarded ,cIf re^ th;it if the man, he would hiSfdv." between God and Catholicism. The true 1 priesthood and faithful and the priest the pl *7™ UT? of t,le minister of the people and not its d! 'jeii'g the cinthe concluded by an eloquent prow • ft! j Hya" of Infallibility, and contended that tlLv'w" ,°?ma Catholicism in order to protest a-dnst vT, 1"° 0 abj',re ljut that the Tope had to abjure his ?au'ta become a Catholic. ults ln order to A special committee, appointed by the Rishonof JU week at the WW number of charges of drunkenne^. and immorahtv preferred against Charles Hutchinson ISewb<»ld; vic.tr 0f All Saints Hindley. near VVigan. The commwsionen.were the Rev! Canon Hopwood, the Rev. Canoo 7' r J. P. Lamb, J.P and Mr J. Taylor, .T.P.; Canon Hopwood presidio. Mr Cannon, one of the bishop's secretaries, acted as clerk to the court. Mr Leresche and Mv Hardy, bariisteis, ap- peared for the promoters, who were the war lens and sides- men of the church The sittings were private, and nearly fifty witnesses were examined. At the c!o.«e of the evidence the commissioners retired to consult, and on their return declared the court to be open, fch? At;t stating that, whether the enquiry was heai-d in public or private, the decision of the commissioners must be publicly ded&red. Canon Hopwood said they were unanimouslv of opinion that there »ere sufficient prima facie ground for ins'itutimr further and it would become t e ir dutv to inform the ownop. Under these circumstances t;»e co nmissiontrs would w* give any exprt88ion of opinion whatever.
BYE-GONES NOTES, QUERIH% and REPLIES, a,& subjects interesting to Wales and the Borders, must be addressed to Bye-gones, Caxton Works, Oswestry. Reat nam's and addresses must be sent, in confidence, and the writing must be leyible. Old news- papers, books, and MS.S. carefully used and promptly returned. Replies on Abertanad. La Herbert, Cymhorth, Mountway, &c., are in type, and will appear next week.
April 9, 1873. NOTES. r>Pi WYS ANN —There stands in a secluded spot ..ortlfif th. to- £ B«XrStPw^ the ruins of an old church called Eglwys Ann—bt. Ann s Church supposed to have been standing, or perhaps built, in the time of King Offa; the cross beam which was be- tween the chancel and the body of the church, is now used as a beam across the chimney of a farm-house called Tynant; and the oak couples which supported it are in the barn of Berthlafawr, in the aame parish of Llanfor.—R. INSCRIPTION IN A WELSH CHURCH.—In The Mirror, Sep. 15, 1827, the following singular inscrip- tion is said to be written over the Ten Commandments in ) a Church in Wales PRSVRYPRFCTMN VRKPTHSPRCPTSTN The meaning is explained in the serial quoted, but the locality is not given. All you have to do is to add the vowel 4 E,' where wanting, and you have- Persevere ye perfect men Ever keep these precepts ten.—TAFFY. QUERIES. BALA BELL.—It is a common saying, in a wider circle than the immediate neighbourhood of Llyn Tegid, when anything is set up firm ud ship-shape, There it is as fast as Bala Bell." What is the origin of the ex- pression ?—R. E. [Under the heading of Welsh Proverbs EDEIRNION, Apr. 10 1872, asked a similar question. The proverb he gave as follows Cyn sadied a chlcch y Bala." We would reter such of our readers as have the reprint of Bye-gones t'J this and the other proverb given at the time, in the hope that a reply may yet be forwarded.-ED. Bye-gonf iz). BOROUGH OF SHREWSBURY.—1. Who was mavor of Shrewsbury in 1740? 2. Among those returned to the Parliament of 1361, 35th Edw. III., was Agnes, Comtesse de Pembrook: can you give me any particulars about this lady? -C. W. P. BEIBL I BAWB 0 BOBL Y BYD.—Who is the author of the famous line- Beibl i bawb o bobl y Byd," the Welsh motto of the British and Foreign Bible Society ? It is a famili-irline to the ears of every Welshman; but its origin is not so well known.—BKKWYN. THE REV. PETER ROBERTS.—More than one writer in Bye-gones has affirmed that the History of Oswestry, published by Price, in 1815, was written by Richard Minshuil, an eccentric printer, who was a well-known lampooner and satirist of Oswestriana, forty years ago. Minshull was a bit of an antiquary and quite capable of writing local history. But I observe the Rev. R. Williams, in his Eminent Welsh- men, states that the Rev. Peter Roberts" wrote the History of Oswestry, which was published, without his name, in 1815." Now in confirmation of the fact that Minshuil had the etiief hand in the work, I can only give what I heard when I was a boy, unless a passage in Parry's Royal Pro, presses in Wales may be taken ,s evdence. In that bo -k it is stated that when the Princess Victoria and the Duchess of Kent passed through Oswestry, on their way from Powis Castle to Wynnstay, in 1832, The History of Osxcestry, compiled by Mr Minshull, was presented to them as they sat in the carriage, and was most gra- ciously accepted" Old Oswentrians will remember that on the strength of this presentation the late Mr Price, the elder, placed over his book shop the Royal Arms. Is there anyone living who can remember how far Minsbull and how far the Rev. Peter Roberts had a hand in the book ? I also iiate that the Rev. R. Williams states that the Rev. Peter Roberts's friends in Oswestry published an engraved por- trait of him by subscription, which is considered an admir- able likeness." Are any of these portraits extant ?-JARCO. REPLIES. WILSON'S PARENTS (Dec. 11, 1872, Mar. 5, 1873).-A Hugh Wilson was Vicar of Trefeglwys in the year 1677, but he was a persecutor of the Quakers, for in that year he and Isaac Lloyd priest of Llanidloes, gave information of a meeting at the house of John Jarman, at Llanidloes, in Montgomeryshire, upon which the Mayor with constables came thither and committed seven of the assembly to prison, and fined others, who had their cattle seized for their fines." This appears to have been one of the usual ways of punishing members of the unoffending sect, as other instances are given in the Life of Richard Davies, pp. 87—95. The Wilsons of Trefeglwys occupied a highly respectable position in that parish, and were by marriige connected with some of the leading families in the district. Maurice Lewys, son of Lodovick Lewys, of Pen y-Castell (a descendant through Meredydd Benwyn, of Brochwel Ycgvthrog, Prince of Powys) married Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Richard Wilson ab John Wilson, and her son, Lodovick Lewis, of Dolgwenith (probablv one of the commissioners mentioned, Montgomeryshire Col- lections ii., 348) was by his wife Mary, daughter of John Pryse, of Park, and sister of Matthew Pryse, M.P. for Montgomeryshire boroughs, father ef three co-heirs (1) Mary, the wife of Robert Ingram, of Glynhafren, (2) Eliza- thd wifp of Rbvs Williams, of Ystym Colwyn, and Trefeglwys, and some of its members were married to WIISODS, thus Morris Bowen (ab Thomas ab Evan) married Jane, daughter of Wilson, and his brother Evan married Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Wilson, of Tref- eglwys. -REMAH, I MORUS KYFFIN.-(Nov. 20, 1872)—Nant-fs- Colion.-There is a slight error in the orthography of the above as printed in your columml as also in the notice of its author by Gwallter Mechain in the Cambro- I'riton, vol. i., p. 385. Instead of Nantyecolion or Nant yr yscolion (the chasm of the schools) it should be written Nant-is- colion, from the fact that four sheepwalks meet at a point locally called Colion. The boundary mark—a 1are stone —is just above the chasm. Hence the falls are is or below the Colion. These sheepwalks belong severally to Ystrad, Cwmcalch ucha and is*, in the parish of Llanbrynmair.— BORDERER. GUTYN OWAIN (Mar. 19, 1873).—Amongst the Hengwrt MSS. (No. 113), is a collection of Welsh pedi- grees, entirely in the autograph of Orutyn Owam, written, if not all, nearly all, in the reign of Henry VI. In the same collection are sevyftl poems of his composing, but not in his band. There is al-o, in Hengwrt MS., No. 333, a translation, by "John Trevor," of a life of S. Martin. written by Gutyn Owain, in 1488. One of the poems by him, amongst the Herlgwrt MSS., is an elegy upon the death of Thomas Salusbury. of Lleweny, who, if 1 do not read it incorrectly, and I think I do not, died in 1490 How- ever. I have a most imperfect knowledge of our old Welsh, and quite as little of our modern patois. But I should mention that, if Burke's Baronetage is to be trusted, the Thomas Salusbury, upon whose death Gutyn wrote an elegy, was slain at the battle of Barnet in 1471. However, I am inclined to think that Gutyn Owain did not live long after the years 1490 or 1491.—W. THE HILL FAMILY (Aug. 14, Sep. 25, 1872) Sir Rowland Hill, of Post-office fame, was one of the sons of Mr T. w. Hill, who, with the assistance of his sons, con- ducted_ a large school at Hazelwood, near Birmingham. In 182o the famdy published a book called Public Educa- tion pbns for the government and liberal instruction of boys in large numbers, as practised at Hazelwood School." A branch school was established at Bruce Castle, Totten- ham, near London, to which, in 1833, the whole family migrated from Hazelwood, and many pupils (including th^ writer) accompanied them. In 1833, Rowland Hill, as well as his brothers Arthur and Frederick, and another brother, at-sisted in carrying on the rchool, which was a very large and successful one. It is row carried on by the nephews of Rowland Hill and sons of Arthur Hill, at Bruce Castle.— AN OLD PUPIL. [We suppose Murray, in his Handbook to Shropshire, is quite wrong when he c -nnects the above Hills with the Hd^ykestoDe fdmily.-ED Byr-gones.] YEW TREES IN WALES (Nov. 1, 1871). There is a group of noble patriarchs growing in Llangad caladr churchyard; the circumference of the largest, four feet from the ground, is twenty-one feet, that of two others seventeen feet five inches each. I was told that a still larger one was destroyed a few years since by a foolish at- tempt to smoke out a swarm of bees that had made their nest in the hoFow trunk —S. C. TOM PIERCE, THE SHROPSHIRE GIANT ("uly 10, 1872).-Tom Pearce (or Pierce as his name ued to be spelt on the bills) died at Tranmere in May, 1858, aged 43. His death was sudden, and an inquest was held, during the course of which the widow who "deplored his loss" was performing outside their booth io the lair. When quite young poor Tom was sent to a Lancasterian school in Oswestrv, established by the Rev. J. Whitridge, minister of the Old Chapel, but the cupidity "f his father fru-trated all efforts in this direction, ard he was turned into a sbow.JABCO. EPIT\PHS (Feb 2G, 1873).—The following rather quaint epitaphs are to be seen in the churchyard of Carno, Montgomeryshire. They are scarcely decipherable, owing partly of course to age, but more so to the sad neglect and want of attention to the preservation and neatness of the tombstont ?, which in Carno, as well as in most other Webh ehurcby-inis. I observe with regret. In memory of John Bebb, who died June 23rd, 1809. Df ath billeted me here Some time for to remain, And when the trumpet sounds I'll rise and march again. In memory of Richard Pughe, who died June, 1806. titny.reader, stay; rem >ve not from this tomb Until thou hast c, nsi,?ci-'d well thy doom Death's b .w isieady bint (if thou could'st see) Death's arrows drawn, perhaps to aim at thte. yndemea'h this Ft -ne es the body of Evan Pug-h, who lcnn °''r0T|ical abscess in his right shoulder, Dec. 6th, JS19, agt-d 15. HXVMw1 ^B'ge of Life, my lot it fell for me, 't o exeroi^L ^ents » <Wier for to be. 'I ill Death bv IT™6 1 far an'l near, here. Is jas; mortal stroke consiii'td me silent Also one of m dem daf* „ „ who died in 1858. r the rtmams of E™n Evans, We shall all die. I hhall we all die ? Westiull die all Lie we alllilhall: M. T.
TIPYN 0 BOB PETH Harriet Morris, the Ruthin murderess, has been reprieved. The Shire Hall, at Llandilo has been lighted with gas! A contemporary say "better late than never." Llanfairpwll, Anglesea, has been added to the postal telegraph i offices. It is said that Mr Gladstone has consented to preside at one of the meetings of the Mold Eisteddfod Mr Puleston, who at one time intended to contest the county, has been made a member of the Denbighshire Constitutional Association. b A Bangor artizan is to be added to the long list of those who have invented ballot boxes. A travelling showman has been fined £ 5 and costs at Ruthin for cruelty to a horse. The Right H n. Lord Penrhyn has been placed on the Supreme Court of Judicature Committee. Mr Robert Dean, a far,cer, who emigrated from Chester twenty years ago is dead. He settled in Illinois, and was known as a most successful agriculturist. A presentation has been made to Mr William Evans; curate of Llanrhaiadi-yn-Cinnerch, who has resigned his present office for the rectory of Llanfibangel. Sixty gentlemen have been nominated as guardians forthe parishes of Chester. Out of these only twenty are required. It would be well if the ratepayers in other unions took a little more interest in the administration of the Poor-law. Several Bethesda quarrymen, two or three men from Bangor, and the son of Mr John Bellis, of Uhester Kailway Station, were on board the Atlantic. The Chester man was one of the crew, and he and the Bangor men are said to be among those who have been saved. The death is announced of Mrs Dean, the wife of Mr T. Dean, of the Black Lion Hotel, Mold. Mrs Dean was a native of Newtown, Montgomeryshire. A platelayer nara-d Casey, who was working near a tunnel a short distance from the Chester Railway Station, was knocked down one day last week by a train and killed. It has been resolved to establish a museum for the city of Chester. At a meeting held last week for the furtherance of this object, the Marquis of Westminster and the Bishep of Chester were amongst those present. A contemporary states that another great event has happened at Llanf chreth." This great event is the establishment of a brass bmd The anxiety to hear the musicians in public, is, it appears, very great. At Chester assizes Edward Eastwood, a Dukinfield druggist, was sentenced to ten years' penal servitude for administering a drug to a woman for the purpose of pro- curing abortion. There seemed some grounds for supposing that the prisoner was personally interested in getting rid of the child. 0 The inhabitants of Bangor are about to present the post- master of that city with a testimonial, in recognition of his long and faithful services. Tne Right Hon. Lord Penrhyn has subscribed £5 towards the fund. i he managing director of the Conway Oyster Fisheries Company has absconded, end it is said that his defalcations amount to upwards of £ 1.000. Detectives are endeavouring to trace the director, whose name is Frederick Billing. Mr John Williams, school master, of Llangwm, had been on a visit to Cenig-v-Druidion, and on his return he appears to have fallen into a mill pool. He succeeded in getting out, but afterwaris fell into another small stream, where he was found dead. An open verdict was given at the inquest. At the Chester Assizes, on Saturday, April 5th, the trial of James Buckley for the murder of James Green, a police- man, at Sandbach, on the 24th February, was concluded. Th., jury, after a short absence, found a verdict of ''Not guilty. John R..binson, a ticket collector on the Birkenhead and Chester Railway, and George Wilsford, a cabdriver, quarrelled and fought. The fight resulted in the death of Kobinson, "nd Wilsford was committed for trial at Chester on a charge ef manslaughter. On Thursday, April 3rd, the prisoner was tribd, and the Judge, who said the charge of manslaughter had arisen out of a misfortune at a fight, sentenced Wilsford to one day's imprisonment. At half-past four on S iturday morning, April 5th, an ex- plosion of fire-damp occurred at Abertillery, in one of the pits belonging to the South Wales Colliery Company. The explosion has resulted in the d'ath of six persons in all. One of these was a boy, aged sixteen. Two others are seriously burnt, and slight hope of their recovery is enter- tained. The presence of gas in the pit was known on the previous Thursday. Five of the bodies have been recovered Several horses were so severely injured as to be unfit for further work. Mr Cholmondeley-Pennell. her Majesty's Inspector of Fisheries under the Board of Trade, has just concluded an inquiry at Conway, in the matter of an application made by a company for the grant of a general oyster fishery in the estuary, the object for which the company is formed being to import American oysters and fatten them for the English ma, ket. The inquiry lasted two days, and in the course of it the Corporation of Conway, who objected to the grant being made as an infringement of their rights, produced to i he Court some of their original charters and other historic documents, datingback to the times of the Confessor, when Conway, Carnarvon, and Beaumaris were the only three recognised English boroughs in Wales.
A WELSHAMPTON BIGAMY CASE. At Chester Assizes, George Walter Stevenson, twenty. five, schoolmasttr, Welshampton, was charged with marry- ing Sarah Evans, at St. Oswald's, Chester, on the 20th August, 1872, his former wife, to whom he was mar- ried on the 24th December, 1870, being then alive. Mr Brendt, prosecuted and Mr Swetenham defended. gistry office. ^1^edlC0O5?r' re^™F °[ »»mages for Birmingham I said that on November 20th, 1870, he received instrno tions tor a marriage from some one, to the best of his be- hef, the prisoner. The nurriage was afterwards solemn- ised in the usual way. U IUU Cr' ^igh^» ^puty-registrar, Birmingham p that he remembered seeing the prisoner and Clara Powell at the office. He last saw. them sitting down in the room, waiting to be married, when he ]ef& the office fbTc"ferned*yfor* '—■>*■»• He made out the certificate. Sarah Sylvester, housekeeper to the superintendent- registrar of births, deaths, and marriages, at Birmingha m said ahe was one of the witnesses at t' e marriage She could not say whether the prisoner was the man who was married, but she believed he w-ts. S\ A /??'* •' chief enable of Chester »a,d he apprehended the prisoner on the 27ih of December 1872 under a warrant, at Chester. He placed in his have tiken Cijrt p8. of the two marriages supposed to !l, tP •' ™ner said there was an informalitj in the fi> st marriage. Clara Powell knew it and she wished the marriage to be repeated, but he declined, and they separated. John George Evans, joiner's apprentice, Northgate- street, said that on the 20th August, 1872, he was pre- sent at St. Oswald's. Chester, when the marriage between the prisoner and his sister took place. He was sure the prisoner was the same man. He signed the marriage book. Sarah Evans was then called, but Mr Swetenham ob- jected to her evidence on the ground that there was no evidence of the first marriage, and therefore the witness Sarah Evans was prisoner's wife.—His lordship held that there was abundant evidence of the first marriage, and at present, according to the evidence, the young lady in the box (Miss Evans) was not the wife of the prisoner.—Mr Wynne Ffoulkfs said he had been watching the case on behalf of the second wife, and he might say that the pri- soner lodged at her father's house while he was attending a course of study at the Training College, and was mar- ried from there.—Miss Evans stated that she knew the prisoner about nine months before they were married, and before she became engaged to him she asked him whether "he had any other young lady," and he said he had not. He never told her that he was a married man. She did not institute the proceedings against him, but had she known of the circumstances she certainly would, as the prisoner did not treat her at all kindly. The jury found the prisoner guilty. The learned judge said the case was a very ba(, one, and he should consider whethbr he should not sentence the prisoner to penal servitude. The prisoner came up for sentence on Monday morning. He stated that in 1869 he was an assistant teacher in the game school in which his wife was a pupil teacher. An attachment sprang up between them, and they were married; hut in 1870 he learned that whilst she was "keeping company" with him she was seduced by the head master.—His Lordship said that this, if it was true— and it was contradicted by the witnesses—was no justifi- cation. The prisoner had paid his addresses to the daughter of a respectable man, representing himself as unmarried, and had ruined her prospects for ever.—Pri- soner also pleaded in arrest of judgment, that the mar- riage with his first wife was never consummated.^—Mr Justice Lush told him there was not a single mitigating circumstance, as he had deceived his pecond wife and her parents, and sentenced him to five years' penal servitude.
-0 WRECK OF THE STEAMER ATLANTIC. The official enquiry ordered by the Dominion Parliament as to the los-i of the Atlantic was commenced at Halifax on Saturday, April 5th. Captain Williams, in his evidence, admitted that when he went down to his cabin he must have mi.«caleulatvd the distance run, the speed at which his vesnel was steaming, and his exact whereabouts. As they had previously been making only seven knots an hour, he resolved to put into Halifax for coals, stores, and pro- visions. The night. was cloiuly but clear. The captain then described the scene after the ship struck how many were swept off the deck by the seas breaking over them; how many more were drowned in their efforts to reach the island and how others, when they had reached the rock, were so benumb-d wjh cold that a fatal torpor, from which they could not arou.-e themselves, stole over them, and one by one they slipped on into the sea. Halifax, Monday. The enquiry into the b>ss of the Atlantic continued on Monday. The evidence showed that the ship's sl'Ctd in- creased from l'even knots at one a.m. to eleven at four o'clock. The third officer did not call the captain, or p'ace special look-out, believing she had not run her distance. Breakers were seen some minutes betore the vessel struck, but not in time to prevent her striking. A passenger stated that had there being better exit from the cabin, more lives would have been saved. Ihe quarter- master w.rned the second officer half-an-hour before stiiking that the ship had run the distance. The cap ain w.s called but could not be roused. The engineer stated he sailed with 877 tons of coal and the last voyage he had 1,200 tons.
cROM THE PAPERS A new poem by Mr Browning-a poetic version of a tragedy which came before the French law courts last year, is in type. Arthur Poole, the undergraduate who purloined a number of gold studs from the rooms of a friend in Pembroke Col- lege. has been comm tted for a month with hard labour. The stockbroker Mr W. A. Roberts, for whose apprehen- sion on a charge of forgery to the extont of jEU,500 a reward of L250 was offered, has been arrested at Notting- hill. The Earl of Xormanton is gazetted a Peer of the United Kingdom under the title of Baron Somertun, of Somerley, in the county of Southampton. Sir R. A. Shafto Adair, Bart., is gazetted a Peer, by the title of Baron Waveney, of South Elmham, in the county of Suffolk. A gentleman named Pitcher, who states that he has had experience in the United States in the raising and moving of houses, has offered his services to the Metropolitan Board of Works for the removal of Northumberland House to another site. An anonymous benefactor has given to the trustees of the Wolverhampton Grammar School an acre and a half of land in Merridale-lane, adjoining the site of the intended new school building. The value of the land is 21,000. Baroness Burdett-Coutts has enhanced her generous gift to the East-end of London by offering the Corpora tiou two vacant pieces of land adjoining Columbia market, which she considers necessary for the development of the scheme. The Court of Common Council accepted her offer with the most cordial thanks." Lady Coventry had a narrow escape in the hunting field, at Elmley Castle, on Thursday, April 4th. While follow- ing the hounds in full cry she took a fence with a drop of twelve feet on the other side. She was injured, and the horse's back was broken. On the Glenfeshie moors a few days ago, Duncan Mac- phersou, gamekeeper, shot the largest eagle seen in Badenoch for a great number of years, measuring from point of bill to tip of tad three feet four inches. The wings expanded measured seven feet four inches. At the Leeds Assizes last week, Mr James Ryan, a com- mercial traveller, obtained £1,350 damages against the NorthWestern Railway Company for injuries received in a collision near Harrogate, in January last. The plain- tiff had been obliged to give up a situation worth Z500 a year. The company admitted their liability by paying 2750 into court. On Friday morning, April 4th, the train from Limerick on the Irish Great South Western Railway came to stand after passing Butterant Station. The driver Wall was found dead on the line, having received severe blows on the head. The fireman Nagle had disappeared, but was afterwards arrested. On r ridav, April 4th, Mr btansfeld, in reply to a depu- tation touching the education and examination of mid- wives, said he should be glad to assist in practical legisla- tion. He hoped the medical profession would take steps to provide for the education and examination of these women, but they must abandon the idea of registration and leave the superior to gradually take the place of the injericr clause. The returns of the emigration from Liverpool, made up for the first quarter of the present year, show the total number of emigrants to have been 24,399, being a decrease upon the corresponding quarter of last year of 1,666. The decrease is principally in the foreign emi- grants. The English emigrants were 12,374 Irish 3,091; Scotch and foreigners, 6,994. Mr Justice Lawson, who has been presiding in the Crown Court at the Belfast assizes, has passed sentence upon nearly fifty persons convicted of participation in the riots of August last. Two men, who had taken part in the wrecking of a house, with violence, were each ordered to be kept in penal servitude for ten years while a man who had turned some people out of their houses is to receive .-even years of the like punishment. The others were sen- tenced to terms of imprisonment varying from two years to two months, with bard labour in each case. The sanitary officers of the City have brought to justice an inveterate offender against their authority. The rent receiver of some property in Sugar Loaf Court, Garlick- hill, had disregarded their instructions to whitewash the houses and cleanse the water-closets. He was summ ned to Guildhall, and sent to prison in default of paying the C5, fine imposed upon him. Under the same act the Com- missioners of Sewers have power to do the necessary work at the owner's expense. A conviction of this kind is possi- ble in London, but in small provincial towns where cottage property owners are the persons who" administer the act" and in whose hands the law is often:a dead letter there is no danger of too many convictions. Hawks will not peck out hawks eyes." An Irish landlord, Mr M. A. Nicholson, of Meath County, has adopted a novel method of testing the feelings of his tenants. He proposed a plebiscite, pledging himself to sell the property if the voting went against him. Thirty-nine out of fifty-one tenants addressed a memorial to him, telling him that they wished him to remain their landlord provided he did not disturb them, but allowed them to remain in possession of their farmr at fair rents but that they were determined by every fair means to resist extermination, and begging, that if he did not comply with their request he would sell the property. When the day of voting came, however, they were divided in op nion, and finally asked him not to put them to the necessity of voting, but to con- tmue as their landlord upon their present terms. A case, which was disposed of at Kingston Assizes last week, comes just in time to serve as a warning to those ex- citable young cads who think that all the fun of the road in returning from the Derby lies in practical joking- fre- quently of a most offensive and dangerous kind. The de- fendant, named Horner, described as "a young gentleman of some position," threw a soda-water bottle at the plaintiff, (which struck him on the head, rendered him senseless for a observed that pea-shooting- and ur-tlirowing were b*d enough, but such acts were of a trivial character when com- pared with the throwing of a missile like a soda-water bottle, which might fracture a man's skull and cause his death. The jury awarded the plaintiff 275 damages.
THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMIT REE ON 'I COAL. Mr Wynne, inspector of| mines in North Staffordshire, 9^r°nn < a" P. 8- 8iVd that la8t year there were £ S" dWtrict' the number employed 7 output of coal was 6,327,188 tons, equal to 228 tons per persons employed. The return of thj num- ber of men employed in the mines included those who were working in other tha > coal mines, and numbered Ahrmt 5000. The increase of output of coal in 1872 was owing to having everything sent out of the pits that was fit to sell. Some of the coal proprietors had stocks of coal, but he did not think that there weri any stocks left now There had been a large increase in the demand for coal, owing to the activity of the Iron trade and in the manu- facture of earthenware. The rise in the price of coal had been from 7s. 6d. per ton to 20s. per ton at the pit bank. Wages had advanced forty per cent. There were only seventy-eight boys employed in collieries in the whole dis- trict. He did not think that any dead work had been neglected, and that colliers did not drink go much as some other persons, the only difference being that the collier drunk the whole on a Saturday night and kicked up a row. He thought that before next Christmas the great demand for coal would cease. Some of the collieries in his district were flooded and he thought that some joint provision might be made by which collieries which w're adjacent might be pumped out. He had noticed that when men were paid weekly they were much steadier than when paid fortnightly or monthly, and especially when paid at the pit mouth on the Saturday afternoon, as they then » K ^tirfWage8 h-°me; thpy went borne first and got washed before receiving their »ages thev then ♦ Tu public house with their wages irthet UckL oL'of the reasons forthe hich orce nf One of people being afraid they would have nomal ac°n.nn °f m large quantities. The ma t^r i, a ^ay'.n& itself, and was doing so now. r6Ctify
SHOCKING ACCIDENT TO A CHILD. SirTr>n?.uest on Monday, the 7th April, at the Old R n ir 8"' '"J. par!,h °.f Bu"mgt >n, before the Coroner, T>" • a"d a Jury touching the death of Thomas Pa want, a little boy of five years ot nge, who camo by his dfi;th by holding ou to a waggon passing along the road, and gettine entangled in the hin t wheel—Willi,m Passant, f. ther of "hf deceased, -aM that at five o'clock on Friday evening Am-il 4 h the deceased was brought home much hurt, and died at ei^ht o clock the same evening-Edwin Passant, brother to the tie cease■», who is about eleven year, of a*e. sai.l that on the same evening the deceased was p aying with other children on the ro*d near the house when a waggon with lime, belongtai to Mr Jones, BeUelde passed by The deceased, with one or two children, caught hold behind the waggon, and beiran to Alter ashort timewitness heard his sis er shout and on lookup saw his Utile brother hurled in the wheel. He -houtedT, ti,S wagoner Thos. Ellis, .ho was^in front with the hordes ami who stopped th.-iniinmediacely. The deceased appeared to be rmll^ by his clo'hes, and to be between the bod v of M.o ™ Polled the hind wheel. He saw him taken down*he^as^ th. chest of the waggon and the wheel^ tweea goner was not to blame.—Thomas Ellis tie saw t-evera! children plaviiig ab nit the ro d thi L u aware of something against the whpoi arwi if A e was shout out that Tommy was in 7he whe j ?dwd" P.rtssant the horses, and found the deceased fiat K F popped the waggon and the wheel. Hewas i £ h foEZT° hf Ch st "f spokes. He extricated him. He was bWrtini- ™ X"'6" !h" ac\ The deceased must have been cinght a,hollt the was the right hind wheel.—Walstan Dixie M n U death."
T. T> RE V^ST- KPPS'S —UKARTTKUL A.N'D C.M1KO <TI\ By a thorough knowledge of the nitur<l luwo i il the iipcrnt.ons or tank, and mtrl-l™, bJ I c'SeST, hev..r"e w),irh may Sllve us heèlvy S™IS.'X"O!* ■»., HO^PXC Chemists, MANUFACTURE OF COCOA.—Ve wi'l now mw the process <uloptert by Messrs James Epps <fcCo ers of dietetic ..rtielos, at their -rorkj'fn London. See arucle 111 Cassell's Uou^hold Guide HOLLOWA Y'S l'ILLS.- Billions Headache and Depres- sion of SI)iritq.-Wlienever there is any excess of bile, or when that secretion does not naturally pass from the liver, it enters the circulation, vitiates the b'o.'d, and gives rise to headache, sickness, wearinets, and (lepr, spmtH..This evil is readily contend by a few doses of these puis, winch work a speedy oure without creating n uisca, or weakening the stomach—consequences too fi t- qnently entailed by the admin-stratiou cr pergativ^s- Hollo ways pills simultaneously purify and strengthen They improve the appetite, cleanse the palate, and inl vigorate the stomach. These pills act as the most success- ful alternatives, effecting a silent and certain change f ir the better in every O"¡;all which has become disordered citlier through luxurious living or other cauaesr
HERE AND THERE It is very odd how "Our Own London Correspondent, in a Conservative Welsh contemporary the other week amused himself by poking fun at Mr Disraeli. But the I oddest part of the affair was the startling similarity between the views of our Conservative contemporary's Own London Correspondent," and those of our Q^n Correspondent of a Manchester Liberal paper." Thesioii larity of the views of these two gentlemen is so very great that we nlace an extract from each before our rp» I Correspondent of a Manchester Liberal paper." Thesioii larity of the views of these two gentlemen is so very great that we nlace an extract from each before our "I..r.. r- | The North Wales Chroni- cle's Own Correspondent says Mr Disraeli seems to have found the education of his party a harder task than he expected. Six years ago he had very great difficulty in persuading them that his Reform Bill was a really Conservative measure. Even those who were brought to acknowledge it in the ses- sion of 1867 fell away from the faith in the general election of 1868. They were beginning to recover their belief as they saw seat after seat won at isolated elec- tions, until once more they I became chilled with doubt when their leader having office placed within his reach, and the power of dissolving put into his hands by his Sovereign, declined to take office, and declined to dissolve. Is then the Conservative reaction of which so much has been said merely a sham ? Is it as un- substantial as the Conserva- tism of the Household Suf- frage Act ? That is the question which has been angrily asked a good many timee on the left side of the House during the last fort- night. Mr Disraeli strove to answer it in his speech on the Burials Bill. Profes- sedly addressing the Dis- senters he really addressed his followers, and made one more effort to convince the lacter that the Reform Bill of 1867. was a truly Tory measure, by declaring that nt the next general election it will greatly diminish the influence which Lord Grey's Reform Bill of 1832 had con ferred upon the Noncou- foimists. In another res- pect Mr Disraeli's upeech was a rival to Mr Gladstone's at Liverpool. The Liberal leader not long since de- nounced Strauss and heresy. It was for the Tory leader to make a demonstration at least IlS emphatic. The r- sult can hardly be deemed a success. The Manchester Weekly Times' Own Correspond- ent" says Mr Disraeli seems to have found the education of his party a harder task than he expected. Six years ago he bad very great difficulty in persuadirg them that his Reform bill was a really Conservative measure. Even those who were brought to acknowledge it in the ses- sion of 1867 fell away from the faith in the general election of 1868. They were begiunirg to recover their belief as they saw neat after seat won at isolated elec- tions, until once more they became chilled with doubt when their leader having office placed within his reach, and the power of dis- B Iving put into his hands by his Sovereign, declined to take office, and declined to dissolve. Is then the Conservative reaction of which so much has been said merely a sham ? Is it as un- substantial as the Conserva- tism of the Household Suf- frage Act ? That is the question which has been angrily asked a good many times on the left side of the House during the last fort- night. Mr Disraeli strove to answer it in his speech on the Butials Bill. Profes. sedly addressing the Dis- senters he really addressed his followers, and made one more effort to convince the letter that the Reform Bill of 1867 was a truly Tory measure, by declaring that at the next general election it will greatly diminish the influence which L"rd Grey's Reform Bill of 1832 had con- ferred upon the Nencon- fornQists. In another res- pect Mr Disraeli's speech was a rival to Mr Glad- stone's at Liverpool. The Liberal leader not long since denounced Straussand heresy. It was for the Tory leader to make a demonstration at least as emphatic. The re- sult can hardly be deemed a success. It is said that a substitute tor coal has been discovered but we are afraid is will be disagreeable to mai y, and, besides, it has the disadvantage of not being ren ovab'e trom the district in which it is found, which is in th United States. A correspondent of the New York Bul- let;n, wi iting from Black's Fork, Wyoming Territory, says that in that pait of the rocky mountains, "electricity abounds everywhere. When a man touches his blankets during the dark nights a stream of fire follows his fingers, and at every point there are electric flashes. These are not inconvenient, as might at first appear, but seem to sen ) a healthy glow and elasticity through the system, which it is impossible to describe." The great bacon trial at Kingston As-izes is a revela'ion in its way which may open the people's eyes to some important facts respecting the way in which food unlit for human con- sumption is foisted upon the market. A Mr Phillips sold a large quantity of bacen to a Mr Ellis, and here is a descrip- tion of the stuff, and what became of it. Of the boxes sent by Mr Ellis to Antwerp, only one hundred were pronounced fit for human food, sixty-seven being declared unfit for such use, while the remaining sixty five were aid to be totally unmerchantable and unsaleable, maggots, in some instances, having been found on single pieces by the teacupful. Never- theless, the Antwerp importer found a market for the whole, without an absolutely ruioous loss on the cost price. 'What his customers would not buy, he offered for 8al., by auction, describing the article as "American bacon of very good qualitv," and by that means he sold the whole at a reduction of but a shilling or two per hundred-weight off the price Mr Kilis had given. ———
MINERS' CONFERENCE. The Amalgamated Association of Miners, at their con- ference at Newport, on Saturday, April 5th, had under consideration a proposal that the South Staffordshire and West Bromwich miners be allowed to go in for sixpence per dav advance, but this was set jside in favour of a proposal Wifl aeal witffeacnUiSfffciM the circumstances shall iiis- tity. The conference afterwards passed a resolution re- commending all districts in connection with the association to observe, as far as practicable, the regulations of the Mines Regulation Act. limiting the hours of labour for bovs and young persons, employed above and below ground, to fifty hours per week. The new special rules were dis- cussed. and the association endorsed the opinion of the Home Secretary, that managers should have full control in working the mines, and that as far as possible a manager should be appointed for each min9. The Act was generally upproved.
A SOLICITOR CHARGED WITH OBTAINING MONEY UNDER FALSE PRETENCES. PRETENCES. On Thursday, April Srd, John Stanier Jones, solicitor of New- town, was brought up at Sew town, before R. E. Jonas, ESQ crJ.rfte2 w^h having obtained, under false pretences, the sum ot £ 49 2s. 3d., from Mr Christopher Gittins, of Penvg»lly Llan- wyddelan, with intent to defraud. The Chief-CoDstable watched the case for the poice; Mr T. D. Hariison, of Welshpool was for the defence. John Jones, of Liit.'e Bronipton, Cburuhstoke, servant to his father, a farmer, fai(l that on the 25th of March he went to prisoner's office at Newtown, and asked him to make out an *c count upon Mr Christopher Gittins, of Penygellv, and to give it K f Pris0°«r^«n ed te take proceedings against but witness said 1 bv no means Asbprf uri^rmn. whether it would bepossiblo to get Mr Gittins to sign a bill to pris,?n0ererep!|ed that "do"* Gittins. [Contents not stated, as Mr Harrison otgectldi In cross-exammntion, witness said he went in thl i merely to ask him to make out the account (f 49 2s 6d Went to him as his attorney and left the account *th him aj his vl n ltems were correct- Prisoner was only to se d Mr Gittins the account, not to annlv for the w » n ceived a ktter from the nri3oner in wWi,T y' ^ltneSi written to Mr Gittins, but had received no r^y and^h^ft a case which should not bo neglect-d • and n?iV 11 was ce.dinga. Theleti.r ™ eSfVb"dt £ K.?ri received any money -rom prisoner on Mr Gittins's account H not made any enquiry at the post-office as to money Had had some drink when ne went to prisoner but wa not Lnt n' quite capable of knowing .chat ho was doin<r. Went a f^eenna time to see whether the account had been apnt »n said ne had seen Mr Gittins. Prisoner sucre-ested witn«* i bring Mr Gittins there settle or t ? tfaclf a b and wic- ess s* be .h.uld be *1 ,.1 if be wo'ld come.andw^t to look for him, but did not find him. Be-ex.willed -wiZ J t'hemoney PdS°"er Wa3 by no means" »PPly for the mODey. ♦kTk-i110 'ien,ch: f intended that Mr Gittins should know that the bil. c 'me from myself. 1 expected to pay the prison or f drawing out the bill and sending it to Mr Gittins T that the bilt should he sent without a,5 lette^KoinV with ?t Nothing passed between u- as to what was to be don wfth ti. money in the event of Mr Gittiiu's paving. I had iml n I 1 to Mr Gittins before for thep.yniein of the money SoZ of the money had been owing twelye months. I have not revived any money from 'ir Jones, n r have I applied to him for any Mr Christopher Gittins said-I am a fanner Penvgel v, Llunwvddelao. I received a t reside at on Wednesday, March 26th, which I burnt on l £ lson" in the letter that he was autt.orisel to a- n!v t^mo nf mediate payment of £ ,9 2s. 6 1. that it' wJ« to i? for the im- b"ukben0rTn eo'ay' M*rCh f^' "further proceed^.gs w^'lj Do Uken. In consequence of the content* of that letter I went ITRFI?'on°pCe0'; lhe 28th Ma-h'infpaiS Z i .i, K-n Mr Jones, and 5s. h s own charge. I produce the bill and receipt. No bill accompanied the letter to Int. Cross-examined—I do not dispute owing the money. I admit the correctness of the account, and paid the money to the pri soner as MrJoue»a solicitor Never ha any previous aiipli- catiwnfor ihis money. I applied on Wednesday to the prisoner to hand over the money to Mr Jones. He said he was going to JL>olgellt:y that evening, a d wou'd j'ay the money on the next ( '"r aay). TIM conversation took plicc about eleven o clock in the morning. Thij bei the e^ dence for the pro ecntion, Mr Harrison eoni. nil, d that the charge ILTaiiistth,, prisoner ha > failed; that there wn« nof/iirt in he viti"Tlre whic" had been adduced bl o clock in the morning. Thij bei the e^ dence for the pro ecntion, Mr Harrison eoni. nil, d that the charge against th" prisoner ha failed; that there wn« nof/iirt in he vid "'re whic had been ad.luced bv the prosecution to show that the whole case was not one as < v .i As « n oof f the hnn* »:«! racterof the transaction, he should produce evidence to show tll, liS eli, 11", j j .I' ,n" WU" till' ugh tlJe !Jost to .\lr t" 11 s clie.„ lia-i 1 I ..arm., mo., v tin- ugh the post to Mr racterof the transaction, he should produce evidence to show t" 11 s clie.„ lia-i 1 I ..arm., mo., v tin- ugh the post to Mr Jon s, ami if there was any balance due uuon the trans u-ti >n was a ma ter for the County Court, und no: for a criminal ve tisation. uinai in- The p isoner, being CAutioned and char 'ed sail tj • i sa thatl am n't guilty of having comm.it d tho~?r ,deHr? to Illy charge, and I wish to add I hut fr in the (•riin'iiVL1Ce Itrea.ed this as anor.insrv business t"n,a .f „n JCm n' toniev and client, a <1 « batever balance m-ivh bctne. nat- John Jones I "ill willingly pay. bo uue fr0IU me to For the defence Mr Ha,L n called said^Anthe money Trd'e^wli'ich^ire^tWk°Wn wh"' through me ivlieii 1 »m at the eon', tor V'V three oroer. value f 2T». to \t'r T „.er- *tstera"y I granted pli <1 for about tw o'clock -IM yt-im' Jones. 'J hey were ap- and payable at the Berr ew Post-ffi^f lU ,aVjUrof Johu J^nes, orders are p^ste,^1 haVe 110 me!ln3 of kllowin' whether such onlers trq- o. ) n,,t\) 'L- tt- .)tr J. J.jnca at th.. rm Brecon: l'Lu. C' Sloke, a. ont a we"k :!g" The a'Hr. ss ;r.,¡IUCt!d is ill my Junes V.v/rf.rv n a^h-essm- the letter of ye-terdav t Joh/i ^trn tions uear >twlowl). 1 <li(1 so under .Mr Jones's iu- Pi isoner w ^s tl eil commi'tei for trial, the magistrate stating ,r 1 ?'oulrl t,e accepted in wo suiou s of A"2 each. e l'"911"1, Wi,s fh'-n !< m vol in custody of the officer. 1 .v 'he required sureties were prescnteJ and accepte 1, t nd the prisoner was liberated, j
A WELSHPOOL WILL CASE. At the Chester Assizes, on Monday and Tuesday werk the case of Johnes v. ]>ewsburv was tried. This case was' for the purpose of ascertaining whei lier undue influence had been used in the txecution of the will of the late Ellen Musgrave. Mr M'lntvse, Q in I Mr H. Ll-ivd, in. structed by Messrs V. Howell, Jones, and Howell, Welshpool, for the plaintiff, and Mr Giffard, Q.C., and Mr Swetenham, instructed by Mr Nordon, of Liverpool, for the defendants. The plaintiff, Mr Edward Johnes. is a civil eneineer. residing at Welshpool, and the defendant, Mr Tnomas -Dewsbury, is living at Hawanien, in the county of Flint, The testatrix was the daughter of a man named Dews- bury, was married to a Mr Musgrave. and lived fur many years in Chester. In the year 185S her husband dieci, and she continued to live there the plaintiff, who was the engineer to the Shropshire Union Railwavs alld <-onlPany, taking lodgings in her house. At that time a Chancery suit was pending between her an her relations, the proceedings being carried on for some time in a hostile spirit. She subsequently removed from Che-ter to Rock Ferry, where her affiirs came into the bunds of Mr Pownbam a Liverpool 8olicito", bnt residing on the Cheshire side of the river, and a fruitless endeavour was made to effect a c inpro- ruise, Mr Johnes going up to London; but the proceedings con- tinni-d till her death, which occurred on the l::th Iar,,11 1867. Some time before her death she was very iii, und was seen by Dr Hamilton, and also by Dr Redhead, the Incumbent. 0" the 8rd of March, HS she desired to make her will, she sent for Mr Pownham, who came and leceived her ins 'ructions for miking her will, which provided for a sum of money being given to a servant, and the residue to the plait.tiff. After the w.ll had been i repared, she said she had forgotten her dres-makei. Miss Ward, who should have something, and also h- r cousin, Nath- aniel Pewsbury. to whom she wished to gi»e her go:d w tch. aniel Pewsbury. to whom she wished to give her go:d w tch. The ill was prepared according to the final instruction?, and on the 5 h of March she signed it. and it was witnessed by Dr Hamilton and Mr PownhaTi, after it had been rea over to her. The plaintiff in the present ca"e h id to bring before the Court of Prob.tte various papers that came into his ha ids, and among the papers he had was an envelope, which ha upon it a wiil of Mrs Musgrave, which was made in 1862, and the document was of value for this re'ison. Tbe whole of it was in tbe hand. writing of the testatrix, and in it was stated by her that she left the residue of her property to Mr Johnes, a circu instance which was very mnch in his favour. Mr T. Downham sai lhe siw docca in Manh, 18t>7, at plaintiff's request, and found her ill in bed. As she desired her will to be made he desired plaintiff to lenve the room, and he di i so. Witness took the necessary instructions, and pr pared a will, in which two alterations were afterwar s made in favour of Miss Ward and Nathaniel Dewsbury. He read the will, and the testatrix signed it iu th-, presence of himself and Dr Hamil- ton, who were the witnesses. She cr.uld not help bin under-t ind it. There could be no question as to the condition of ber mind, as she wa* quite sensible. She was verj* weak, and th-'V had some difficulty in getting her to sign it, but ehe did sisn it —In cross-examination witness said,las there was no one w tb her but the plaintiff and a servant he asked deceased if he should writs to her relatives, and she asked him to write to the PeWi-buryg at Chester. He did Dot know that deceased had to write under cover to Mr Johnes to prevent her relatives f-om eeing the let- ter. Witness thought on the occasion of one "f their last inter- views that Mrs Mnsgrave was affected by drink. He thought the same on another occasion when she visited i is houae Wit- ness might have gui ed h'r hand when she signed the will. Re '(1 and explained the will to her. Dr W. T. Hamilton was nrxt examined, and stid he h id known deceas-d for two years before her death. Attended her in her last illness and for a m-jnt'« before she .lit d. Her mind was clear and composed. He was introduced into Ithe room to se" testatrix sign her will. Did not know that she was iu the habit of rnaking an excessive use d stiDlu ants, and as there were no indications of such a habit he did not believe it existed -he wis suffering from consumption. He never presc-ibad for her under the im- pression that she had suffered from drink, out g ive cham; agce, milk, and brandy as some of the best remedies for the disease. The Rev. Dr Redhead, incumbent of St Peter's, R ck Ferry, said he saw the deceased on Sunday, the 10th of March, when her mind was perfectly clear and im;Te s ble. HannHh Ward, dressmaker, Chester, said she knew the testa- ty ix very well. Was u ith her during lier last ani her mind was then clear. Before her de th she frequently spoke of making her will, and also said manytitne- that she would make her will so as to prevent the Dewsburys having what she had.- In cros-examination witness said she had known deceased abisut twenty years. Plaintiff, who was originally a lodger, had known her ab ut sixteen years. Had seen testatrix the worse for liquor, hut n..t often. daiu tiff was then examined, and said that on the 3rd of March he asked Mr Pownham to "ee Mrs Ma grave. Dr Hittiiilton bad seen heron that day, and said that her case was quite hopeless Witness then went up to Mrs Musgiave, told her of the unfavourable opinion the doctor orm'*d of her case, and also conveyed what the doctor told him th:it if -he had any worldly affairs to settle she should d»s so. She theu said she want, d a lawyer, and wi-hed tn have Mr D wnham. and at her request he went for Mr Downham. Dr Hamilton and Mr Down- ham signed the will, and it was tli, n pl;,cei in his (witness's) hands, and he had had it in his possessi in ever since. Saw Mrs Musgrave daily during the last mon'h of her i lines-. Her mind was quite right; she understood everything that was going on around her. In fact up to the time of her aeaih he fouad no change. She knew perfectly well the people ab,ut her and spoke to them. Knew nothing of the intentions of Mrs Mus- grave as to the will. The first he knew of her intentions with regard to the will was from Mr Downham. Another will was produ ed and shown to witness, who said he found it a few days after Mrs Musgrave's death. It was written on a -heet of paper which was inserted inside an envelope. This will (which was informal) was dated 1S62, and after bequeathing sunis to a servant and Miss Ward, left the residue of the property to the plain;iff. In c-oss-examination witness denied that he ever encouraged the deceased to drink spirits. Re-examined by Mr McIntyre, Q C.—None of the property left had come to him except some weiring apparel aud jewellery. The testatrix had a small investment in some land shar s. She paid S215 for the shares. The am mnt handed over bv the auctioneer aftet the sale of the household furniture was £ 80 Had not touched a shilling of that. The £ S0 had been ab- sorbed in leg.il expenses in carrying out a composition with the creditors, an I paying them lis. in he pound also in paying Mr Nordon (solicitor to the defendant) sune pait of his ex- penses for putting in a caveat. There was n pretence for saying that he (witness) at any time indu-ed Mrs Musgrave to drink. It was a most unfair imputation. 0 This was plaintiff's case, and Mr Giffard then proceeded to open the cace f 'r. the detendant, and said he had a complete answer to the plaintiff's evidence. On Tuesday the case was proceeded with. Mi«s Sophia Kendrick sai l she h id known deceased twenty- five years, and she left deceased's house beciuse her (wiiness's) WMmr f()rt.liiht before her death she said the Dews. burys m g to see her, but lit 11' ,uld not btl able to write if she h.,] wished to do so. for Mr wi'ness went upstairs to the room, and the Sis?* to do whit you like with, ^ad tbe re^tto M^Jh^ i° ^0US8 thought she knew perfectly well what sho -Jes* 1^Deaa, the Monday morning witniT wL appeared to be dying, and she called up Mr Toh^es in i Sid signed, he Baid' Ith0U«ht as atd the wiU is not I w^6hfs^cousinS°on °the^arh^eU"Vn* T 8a^ M" mer Cl 2^6 he went with the dece J t' occaaion she Bpokeai.1 lbs money inrMteij iD tb^L mdCoiB* i made a will in favour of the Dla nfiff K ^ePtlon tfaat she had of making a will. Looking at ? Sal sbe th°ught witness said he thought it was nnt in >>-°rmii W'.1J o! m2< 'ha and he came to that c inclusion hJ cousin s handwriting, debt." It was spelled d aTt^ Tn13' Sh° coald SP«" received from Mr Pownham „ consequttnee of a letter 1807. Saw P'aintiff XTet hbr, i ?lrkeuhe id in M 'rch, how his (witness's) cousin was an-i h V 2URe' a'ld asked him nees asked if he couTgo u^t'airs t Vf-v iI1" "it* rephed, Not at present On V h,er" and the Plaintiff Welt, I don't think you can ^3in' said he came to see her »r £ f,ls to°ilL" Witness he left tha house. He replied* "Of i/Til1?- see her before tion, I will see if you can H« th ha' 13 your determina- returning said MrV Musgravf left utb° room< °n ducted him (witness) u stairs and See 'm: He then con- the bed. The deceased said^h was Ch:urJ?-v the s!Je ot broke out crying. Witness narifi«a hlm- and then she h id been very ill and on w t deceased said He the,, 8aid! 7ej "• »ntl on 5^-ay though, she w,s dying, said, I wanted him'to do so but h u,9/now this ?" She mained for some time and to'd h r Wltne,s re- haste and get well and come over cheering way to make she would as soon as she got better Wh i She rep'ied that 'ast room to go away, witness saw i*™ n? leav,DS tho break- dear, whfdld ^not Ifim^n '^e called wi^e^s'bMk'kndVvk^d "'th h' n'"D^he Pl^nt'ff then The man the'se^anf was so.icitor, though he was of the r WrtH not the tion some unimportant facts IPP! cross-examina- spectingr the ChLcery pr^edTogs fr°m thiS .l.o«.»i.ed.ta. he,.vide™ dres:edCtC ~r Swetenham .d- d«nt had in getting op the case asked thJ t the defen" due fnfluence over the testatrix 'bad exercised un- the first informal will • al-o thpv an1"1" Peijurr, and forged of unsound memo-y and f4 tlle tes!8trix was Lotduly executtd. MrMcTntn- f ^,Je was ments, and to show that the wi'l' to reiute these state- that the testsitrixatthe imewis! bP°? ihlly e«^ted, and His Lordship then can fX«n I' 7" dlsP°.BioS hi Charge pointed out th-J V "p' and 111 tbe course o! which the testatrix was disease (con-ump ion) from tended wilb r^iiv i suffering was not such, al'hongh at- den access of Ise w^knes,. as to affect the ruin 1 like a sud- of" if ease; also th circumstance that ber medical Viiii u-hn ;u8!? atteu-ie her dail far a forinisrht or month and who if anybody could know of ber men'al caniciU be sure to do o, hai attested the w.il, helieviiiff r -4 would be an impeachment on his character that' J terwise 14 sound, disposing mind. A'lu ii, g to the l r r °f »gaiu«t the plaintiff that he plied the dec ,pr' feITed Lor tsliip said h- thought they in.«nT| ?ed Wuh drlnk- hi8 manslaughter, and his assertion't -t h H i to.CCUSi? h'™ of much suppo ted bv the wtnes e- f" fi 1 U0 do so TTas very s ated that when she we,1 :'r 1,1 ? defence, one of whom orders, and when she dfd^o V in her while another stated th L* D. V I teiflatr" dia so herself; takfi some st mulm^ i?Ar ha 1 recommended her to d^p "d unon^ha^nfV?1 enon«h t0 «o. • H s case did not the doctT?nd M- w'tuPf;u <h eviieuce of the attorney, w MissW;rd. U'hut the jurv had >o consider execii'ed m l i('« W 'S tha' of tte testatrix, WHS it duly Tir-veni^'l ih f Was Jt °b'ai'ied bv un ue infinence which pr. en ed the free action of the testatrix in the matter. will aIter a brief con-ultation, fonnd in favour of the
The trial for the Holvwood murder was commenced anew on Tuesday, April 8h, the jury having on Monday stayed out and visited several public-houses. Mr Simrireon has been offered 50,000 dollars to lecture in the Un:tjd States. The \nrt.h of Kngland b a t fun.ace owtiers, on Tuesday, ApriI8h, decided to concede an v-iiier of ten per cent. A verdict of mansiau hter was, on Tuesday. April Sth, returned by a coroner's jr rv si. at Ctlrk, against Nagle, f->r causing the uttith of V\ iiiJ^ an engine driver. A fashionable dressed WOlD m and two men haye been arrested at Newcastle for large jewel robberies. A great quantity of jewellery was fo;ar,,l at the woman's lodgings. It is believed that the three have been concerned :n burglaries at Bradford and elsewhere. At Dundee, on Tuesday, April 8th, Thomas was sentenced to death for murdering a gamekeeper nam, d George Scalding, on September 24 h.