HOME NEWS. A report is current that Mr Sergeant Simon, M.P., is about to be appointed Governor of the Isle of Man. Dr T. A. Elias, a well-known medical practitioner in South port, died with awful sudden- ness on Tuesday while visiting a patient. A soldier's wife, travelling from Fort to Edinburgh on Monday, gave birth to a child in the midnight train between Forres and Dunphail. Both mother and child are doing well. Henry Wilson, seven years of age. while playing at cricket at the back of Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, on Saturday, was struck in he region of the heart by a cricket bail, and instantly expired. Matthew Kinsella, the supposed Fenian who shot the young man Andrews in Tighe-street, Dublin, and convicted of manslaughter, was on Saturday sentenced to twenty years' penal servi- Some further seizure of arms and arrests of persons have been effected by the police in Dublin. Ia the house of one man captured they found in a sack five rifles, four bayonets, a sword and scabbard, and a bayonet scabbard.. Rumoura are now current that Earl Cowper is about to resign the office of Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. The Freeman's Journal attaches significance to the presence in Dublin of Lord Oarlingford, Marquis of Hartington, and Mr Forster. John Wheat, aged 39, a troop corporal- major in the 2ud Life Guards, has committed suicide by hanging himself because he was on the eve of completing his service and retiring. As one I of the witnesses stated, "It broke his heart to leave his men." An interesting anniversary is likely to be celebrated next mouth. In May, 1861, the Post Office Savings Banks wero stared j so that the Savings Bank is within a few days of attaining its majority. It is proposed to have a dinner to mark the occasion, with Mr Fawcctt in the chair and Mr Gladstone as a guest. The Duke of Sutherland has had a I narrow escape from death by drowning. He ) was boating on the lake at Treutliam, when a ) sudden gust of wind capsized his small craft. His Grace, being a good swimmer, kept himself afloat until rescued by one of his servants. The Easter Monday review and sham fight at Portsmouth passed off in a most suc- cessful manner. About 27,000 volunteers and regulars took part in the manoeuvres, which were witnessed by a quarter of a million spectators. The Prince of Wales, at the close, expressed his entire satisfaction with the whole proceedings. Private James M'Donald, of the 1st Elginshire Volunteers, has received a pension of sixpence a day for life in consequence of injuries received at the Royal Beview in August last. By the injury sustained M'Donald lost the eight of his eye. This, we believe, is the first case of a volunteer being pensioned. case of a volunteer being pensioned. The steward of Sir Wilfrid lriwson, M.P,, having reporttod that one of his farm.- in Cutubsr- la ad had been re-let on a en year, lease ,t f. increased iei.tal of £ 30 per aunv r, the jior: baronet inquired wtio was responsible tor the im- provement, and being told that it had fcten effected b7 the tenant, Sir Wilfrid immediately I directed his steward t > write out a cheque for £ 80 j a-3d forward it to the t-jnant. The drunken cases bo^ore Mr 0 I AspiraJ, at the Dale-street (Liverpool) • i-uce J Court ou Saturday, did not indicate that there had been any extensive dinnkenness in the streets, which called for the interference of the police during Friday. Altogether there were 84 pers vug apprehended for drunkenness between Thursday niglltaud Saturday morning. Most of them were "old" offenders, and one hnd been 60 times before the court. At Froggat Edge, a place much freque t-dby ple-sure-ejkera from Sheffield, a lameiitable a cideut occuired on Monday. A. lady and gent emeu were driving down the hill towards B»?low in a landau when a traction e)?gine collided against the carriage and upset the equipage. The occupants were thrown out, and two of them (Mr Llttlewood and Miss Smith) were killed, the heavy waggons attached to the I engine parsing over them. Several other persons Iwere it)j:I! ed. On Good Friday great excitement was occ asioned in Inverness by the fact that about 150 ^erHoiis became ill, with jyaiptoms of poisoning, after eating hot cr,)ss buns. III most cases the symptoms passed off in the course of three or four hours. No 14tal case has occurred. The poison has bee-; traced to the bund, and, it is conjectured, canst have got accidentally mixed with the spice. This year the Easter Monday volunteer review wid s!; un fight took place at Portsmouth. According to the pre-arranged plan,the27,000 men engaged in the operations under the command of P;ince Edward of Saxe-Weimar were divided into attacking and defending forces, the former under ifujor-Generais Kigginscn and Sir Evelyn Wood, while Major-Generals Pakenham and Gage com. maaded the defending force. The proceedings were witnessed by an immense number of specta- tors. Afterwards there was a march past before the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge. Mr W. B. Smythe. whose sister-in-law was recently shot dead, has addressed a letter to his t'umtrv on the Ba barilla Estate, in which he says :—" I do not go throrgh the form of calling you friends. Few of you are, and most of you hp.ve assented to the deed of blood, and many of you only regret that one who has passed a long life, and spent his income amongst you was not the victim. Some of you know what was intended, and are guilty iu God's sight as the murderer." Mr Smythe proceeds to inform his tenants that in future they will have to pay their rents to a non- resident agent, who would have no power to make allowances, nor do anything on the property not strictly required by law.
FOREIGN NEWS. A telegram from Cairo states that a plot to assassinate Arabi Pasha has been discovered. Military authorities in Berlin are paying particular atte/itiou to the possibility of a Frunco- liussian coalition against Germany. Prince; Gortschakoff has resigned his position es Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, and has been succeeded by M. de Giers. Death has carried off Mr Dante Gabriel Bossetti, the well-known poet and painter. He was born in London in 1828. According to the latest despatches from Barcelona, tranquility is now completely restorei in the disturbed provinces of Spain. The Mississippi floods are subsiding, and cotton planting is reported to be progressing freely. The planters say that the overflow has been of vast value as a fertilizer. Seth Barrus, a 15-year old boy of North Sterling, Dayuga County, U.S., died a few days ago of verdigris poisoning caused by swallowing a I short piece of a brass watch-chain. Two torpedo batterieft are to be placed in the Dardanelles and two others at the mouth of the Bosphorus. They are to be provided by the American General Eurdan, who guarantees that the torpedoes shall have double the acearacy and twico the range of any other torpedo. At New York a premium of a penny per bushel has been offered for 40,000 bushels of wheat to serve as ballast for Liverpool steamers, but even this failed to start a movement of the wheat sup- ply. Speculative prices in Chicago are blamed. An American river steamer, the Bella Mac, has been the scene of a terrible boiler explosion when near La Crosse, Wisconsin. There were no I passengers on board, but six of the crew were killed and eleven others injured. On setting out for Moscow General Skobeleff was (says the Berlin correspondent of the Morning Post) ob-iged to promise on his word of honour that he would not deliver a political speech. Five students of the Geneva University I were on Saturday drowned in the lake, their boat having been overturned by a gust ot wind. Four out of six who were in the boot, being un- able to swim, wert down at once, one was washed from the bottom of the boat to which he was clinging, and ore was happily saved. The six great Powers have ijomo to an agreement with regard to the modifications to be I introduced into the financial measure voted by the I' Egyptian Chamber of Notables. The port has not, up to the present, been consulted in the matter, and it is considered uncertain whether the question will be submitted to the Turkish Government. The Paris LiberU recounts the following accident eaia to have happened to the King of Greece. The king was walking by himself late in the evening by the Piraeus. He was challenged by a sentinel. Not wishing to betray his lncong- nito, he hesitated to answer. The soldier fired, hit the king on the left arm, and the wound, though slight, kept his Majesty in bed for several days. This may very lik ;ly be a canard. j A terrible scene was witnessed last wee at Messrs Bostock ond WombwelTa menagerie now exhibiting at Bolbec, a town about eighteen miles from Havre. Attached to the establishment is a negro lion-tamer, who is in the habit of per- forming regularly with the lions. On Wednes- day night., however, he had no sooner entered the den than the lioDess savagely seized him by the shoulder. It was some minutes before the beast could be got to loose her hold, when it was found that the poor fellow had received a terrible wound, from which the blooa flowed profusely The debasing sport of bull-fighting has received a severe blow at the inauguration of the present season. At the first fight of the season on Monday at Madrid the matador Caraancha was severely wounded. In the ring on Tuesday a favourite torero named Angel Pastor received what I is oelievei to be his death-wound. The bull KuecKea him down, and then, returning to the cnarge, pierced his right side, inflicting a ghastly wound. He wa? taken to the infirmary ia a dying abte, and the corrida continued to the end, amid usual enthusiasm and excitement. S r Mosos Montefiore has received the following telegram fio-n the Rev Raphael Merer Faiigel, of í erusllem II Their Royal Highnesses Albert Victor and George of Wales and their suIte have done me the honour to be present in my house during the Passover service on the Seder mgnt. treated them accordi ig to their high rans. -Lney eviuced great pleasure in the ceremony, ana in tne chanting of a hymn which had been epecia ly com- posed in honour of their presence by the Haham Elyashar. I th-H pronounced the benediction on her Majesty the Queen, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and on our royal guests the Princes. The latter expremed themselves highly gratified." 1
HH YL. PETTY Sessions. — Six magistrates occupied the bench on Monday, when William Jones, Ynys, farmer, was charged with selling milk which con- tained 11 parts 01 water. Defendant was fiued 40a with zEt tia 81 costs.—William Peter Howard, French polisher, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to stealiug a gold timepiece from a watchmaker's shop at Rhyl, and was committed for three months. Robert Cyril Jones, charged with being con- cerned in the robbery, was discharged.
BEAUMARIS. Town Council.—A meeting of the general purposes committee of thin council was held on Tuesdav, at the Town Hall, Beaumaris, Alderman E. R." Thomas in the chair. The matter of charging pior tolls from eteamers to Beaumaris was brought forward. The Liverpool Welsh Coast Steamboat Company wrote the council in reply to a letter stating that the directors had reconsidered th3 matter, and desired to state that they would not exceed their offer of £ 100 in composition of the tolls for passengers and charges for the use of the pier. If, after personal negotiations with the council, terms could net be arrived at, the com- pany would have to arrange their future time bills for a very limited service to Beaumaris, and leave the passengers to pay their own t >lls. They felt convinced that it would be wiser to make the pier toll free to the steam era instead of imposing a tax that the traffic did not as' yet juht fy, and which would prevent the proper development of it. The matter was ultimately left for discussion until the next meeting, as gome iurther communications were expected fro,R the company.
THB Drnbigh-kihk HrssARs.—The Denbigh- shire Hussars will this year come up for their annual drill at Ruthin. The time fixed upon is June, and the training will extend over ten aayB.
CARNARVON ELECTION LIBEL CASE. •SXAMISaTION OF MR JUSilOii 7 WATKJN WILLIAMS- Tke adjourned hearing of the defence in this i3e was proceeded with on Wednesday last at County Hall, Carnarvon, the magistrates'-room at the Guild Fall being, too small to contain the ^9ay anxious hearers. The magistrates on the were Mr G. R. Rees(in the chair), Mr Lewis Mr Hugh Pugh, i>r John Williams, and 0. ihomas. There were also present: Sir ^atkin Williams, Mr Jones-Parry, Dr Ta lor j °rgan, Mr J. Edwards, Pwllheli; Rev Spiutber I^es, Llandudno; Mr John Davies (Gwyneduon), °r Kirk, &c. Before the case was entered into, Mr Maloney (1'ho acted on behalf of the prosecution, being |ft8tcucted by Mr Allan son) wished to call atten- ti, to the constitution of the bench. He noticed that there was one gentleman who had tended to 0tlginate the libel. He" iohed to be allowed to Ibdke one suggestion, viz to put it to them aether it would not be more advisable for them tO leave the bench. On the last occasion, when L lie (Mr Maloney) wis Dot present, another gentle- Mr Lewis Lewis had sat on the bench, and e thought he would do wise if he wit drew, and -ot take part in the proceedings. He thought one 'of them had a direct personal interest in the -atter, viz., Mr Pugh, who was the principal pro- Wetor of the paper in which the libel had been ^blished, and he was also a member of the f^beral Association. He was directly concerned J11 the publication of the libel, and had taken part 14 the proceedings at the last hearing. He bad 4181) attended electioneering meetings and had "here spoke against Mr Parry. Under these cir. cumstances he would put it to these geatlemen if tltl"Y had not better retire from the bench. Lewis Lewis explained to Mr Maloney that had not said a word in support of either candi- £ He had never been a member of the i^oeral Association, nor had he done anything in Recent election. Mr Pugh explained that he had no connection -atever with the newspaper referred to. He had mterest at all in the publishing of the libel, and ^■'isted in his right to sit on the bench on the ground that he had nothing to do with the matter j^yond serving the public and watching their Interest. He could not see that he ought to sacri- his duty unless there were some reasons as- *5&ed for it better rhan those already given. He I?Ql<i have been very glad if he had nothing at to do with the case, but he had his duties to Perform, and be would not shrink from them. Mr Roberts then asked to have Mr Sorton-Parry *orn, that he might proceed with his cross- *^uination. Mr Maloney objected to this, when M**tr Roberts said that at the last hearing he had Sojourned his cross-examination of Mr Parry. At hearing; it had been decided that he should rfy on the case as far as he could subject to allowed to postpone his cross-examination Mr parry. Mr Robert Sorton-Parry was then sworn. Mr John Roberts (handing a circular) When that circulated ? Mr Parry I think it was in January last. Mr Roberts (handing another document): Is «j&t your siguature ? That letter has been received i? *he office of the Liverpool Mercury. Mr Parry: The body is not my writing. Mr Roberts Was that letter published in the "^cury f Mr Parry I don't know. ■ Mr Roberts: It was sent by you for publication that paper, was it not ? Mr Parry I did not send it. Mr Roberts Who was it sent by ? Mr Parry: It was sent from the central committee *°oras. Mr Roberts: The letter was addressed from you the editor ? .Mr Parry: I adopted the letter, which was sent i? committee rooms. Mr Roberts Did you send it for publication P gjM* Parry No I did not. It was done by my yMr Roberts (holding the letter in his hand) ou never intended to have this published? Mr Parry: No; I did not. Do not put any lowers in my mouth. I must request that what 8ay be written as it comes from my mouth. Mr Parry then went on to sey that there were I -Stakes in Mr Roberts's depositions of his pre. VtOtts evidences. I Mr Parry: I must ask that Mr Roberta should I ^frect his depositions now, as there are wrong £ ance8 *n them. j^Mr^Roberts I believe you were high sheriff in Parry: I was. Mr Roberts: You have mentioned that as one 'f ycur claims upon the constituency ? Ur Parry I have not said anything myself. My vfess waa issued by my secretary. n Mr Roberts^: You have placarded this thing landing the address of Mr Parry)? Mr Parry A committee of mine did so. Mr Roberts: I believe it was also stated that you ?*d been a bov who through perseverance had risen J* position in life. «r Parry It was. Mr Roberts Did you pay all debts due —— Mr Maloney I object to Mr Roberts putting *t question.. t. air Roberts: I have a right to /:4" ^nythiag I e in cross-examining a wit ess. Mr Maloney made a further objection, stating was quite unnecesary to'enter into anything *aich had no bearing on the case. The question fby Mr Roberts had nothing to do with the >irel- It would not prove the justification of the L lrtr Roberts: I do not want to prove anything as "U. the libel. I want to show by cross-examin- tlonthat Mr Sorton Parry is not a person worthy of jf^bility—«nd that he has uttered an untrue jj^ternent. He has been offered as a witness, and only witness in support of the alleged promise it being so, I reserve my right to croes- |5*HineJhim i l order to «how that he is not a man ^7*ble to be believ»I. He has made several untrue /dements. He has announced himself as a I^Utleman of ample means, and I want to see if assertion is true, as -well as many other things ^|ch he has uttered. Mr Malonay There is nothing which this court 0411 do but to prove whether the libel complained 1 is a libel in the face of the law. Mr Roberts said he had a perfect right to go on ^estioning the prosecutor, but he did not ^ticularly want to go any further, and would go that the time of the court might be Sorton Par-.y: Then you have done with me Itoberts ? (daughter), Mr Roberts Apparently so, sir. kr Roberts then went on to address the court 2* the defence It seemed to him that his Mr Maloney, the same as had been contended bv Mr Allanson, was ^iroti8 to point out that the duty of the court to convict his client, and that this was the Way in which they could deal with the case, v^ad been pointed out to them that they were to commit Mr Darbishire for trial. The ^gunient was 'urougut again that day but, he bad already £ aown, the contention was clearly a mistake. He would, of course, admit thnt such had beeu the case m the action—licg v Garden. In that action it wns piohibited to enter into any p!f>* for th°: justification of the libel. Tbey £h ,d quite a uiftereiv; case before them *o that ot tb" Queen v Carden. and they had p riect ri<fht to euter into a just-ilication of the libel, and t*iey were quite justified for the mode of procedure WhlUi". they had 80 fa.r adopted in the present jution. What wjt-s the mode of pr foj.-i ia Reg Ca;den v-s uot so particular -i, let them enquire what was tha opinion of the legislati re oil the matter Mr Roberts then read the cluuses whch empo^ver^d them to ttilke evidence justifying an;. aliened libel. He main- tained that he had a right to go into justification, and it w pprte.,t1.r c'.ea" that the magistrates had a liyht. to Uisnnss should they not think the case proper.. pr:1ver!. The legislature had distinctly recognized this in the recent act passed in rela- tion to nev-sp per libel, although the act did not apply f-j tho case before the court. It, however, showe'i the intention cf the legislature, and pointed to the duties of the magistrates in such matters. He thought it was the duty of the bench to d's- :111 s the case otherwise what was the uae of hav- ing a prelitnina-y hearing such as that if they had mt<de up their minds to convict, come what might? Sa li would be preposterous. The whole evidence micht as well be given before a parish beadle. Experience proved that the magistrates could use their discretion. He did not think that if the case went forward for trial it would ensure a co viction. A libel, as had beep laid down by several eminent judges, must be calcu- lated to bring a man into disgrace and conte opt among the public, and it must ba published I with the intention to do injur- Mr Roberts then referred to the cases ot Regina v. Garden, Huntley v. Ward, and others. He denied that Mr Sorton-Parry had received any assurance from Mr I)arbi-5h;re, ou the part of the Liberal Association, to receive a unanimous support at the next election, and observed that it was not in the power of that gentleman to give such an assurance, inasmuch as matters of this dpscription were managed by the delegates from the various centres. He referred to the letters issued by Mr Sorton-Parry, in which he pointed out there was no allusion made to his alleged promise from the Liberal Association to receive the unanimous support of the party on the candition that he retired from the field at the election of 1880. Mr Darbishire had clearly acted according to the guidance of his own conscience and in the interest of the Liberal parly in deny- ing most strongly that he had given Mr Sorton- Parry any pledge of future support. Mr Sorton- Parry had made many false statements, and the claim he alleged he had upon the Liberal party might be included among those he had put forth. He (Mr Roberts) reminded the court that Mr Sorton-Parry's evidence was net corroborated by that of others. Mr Parry had been complaining about a document appearing in the Mercury, and he had himself proved that he bought a copy of the paper on the 14th of March, and then, when he was confronted with the letter, he said he never read a paper at all during the election, but only the Times. It, therefore, shewed that when a man did not confine himself to the truth he found himself in a great difficulty. Mr Parry had also denied that he had an interview with Sir Watkin Williaias. He (Mr Roberts) had the most con- clus ve andcomplcte evidence that could be brought, as he had two important witnesses who would state that no promise had ever beou given by Mr Darbishire or any one ot the deputation. Mr Sorton. Parry had asked if they would net give him that undertaking, but they state that they hud n:) power to do so. If the bench, therefore, believed the evidence of the two gectlemen he wa3 about to call, then Mr Sorton-Tarry willfully told what was false. Sir Watkin Willia-ns saw Mr Parry, and pressed him to retire, and Mr Parry asked him could not some arrangement be made that be would Ivj a candidate at the next vacancy, and the reply was that they had no power. Therefore, those prevarications and the entreaties that had been utterred by Mr Sorton-Parry, the very evidence that they had as to what took place at the deputations, the absence of documentary evidence that would support him, made it doubly certain that nothing of that kind ever took place,—and that being so, he (Mr Roborts) asked their worships to dismiss the case, as it was one which should not have been brought into court, and which, he ven- tured to say, would not have been brought into court had not the solicitor for the prosecution thought thfit it wculd be heard during the elec- tion, and that as they would not be able to go into any defence, the prosecution would have a walk over. It was clear that it was the intention of the prosecution, when the summons was issued, to have the case heard before the election took place, but foitunat dy, by the decision of the bench at the last court, the artifice was completely frus- trated, as it should be. He asked their worships if, on the unsupported testimony of Mr Sortou- Parry, they would commit Mr Darbishire as a common felon ? If he was dismissed, let the pro- secution adopt a proper remedy—namely, a civil action, in which Mr Darbishire would be allowed to give his own evidence. They adopted the pre- sent means, however, so that Mr Darbishire's mouth should he closed. Mr Parry could bring his action for damages, and the parties could then be ou equal terms; but he asked their worships not to put the seal and sanction of this court upon those proceedings, and not commit Mr Darbishire for trial on evidence which would be clearly repudiated. Mr Maloney asked permission to address the court for the prosecution. This was not the court to enter into particulars MrRoberts objected to Mr Maloney appealing for what the bench had decided upon at the previous ¡ siting. It was not right for Mr Maloney to re- open the case. The Mayor asked what point he wanted to raise. r Mr Maloney said it was the justification of the The Mayor: This matter has been decided at the last court. Mr liubert-q asked permission to be allowed to proceed with the case for the defence. Mr John Jones, druggist, Carnarvon, then said fee was an elector of the borough of Carnarvon. SrXtL pi"g rece|Y^ a certain circular from StoS'fr7', alao received another containing the letters m which MV Varrv substantiated his statements Is to the nromYse made by the deputation. e promise Mr R. Price Hughes also swore to having received and read another circular sent hi father on the 12th of March. C Uar' aent to hw Cross-examined: He was v • taken good vote of the circular, as he nolTcef there were some things in it which were not right." Mr John Foulkes, clerk at the Scald nm,« certified to the printing of the circular on the Sth Mr'sorton-^Pan^.00* char«ed '<> Cross-examined: He was not at the meeting of the delegates. ° Sir Watkin Williams sMd he was a candidate for the county m 188U He remembered Mr Sorton-Parry's candidature. He remembered having had an interview with Mr Parry, but could not swear as to the date of such interview. It was either on the 19th or 20th of March in that year. The interview was at the request of the late Mr W. Bulkeley Hughes. He went and called upon Mr Parry, and having spoken to him requested him to withdraw his candidature. Be e told him if he persisted in it with any hope of success it would cause some embarrassment in the county election, as it would tend to the division of the Liberal party He personally beseeched him to withdraw hÍfj candidature. Mr Parry aaked him whether the Liberal party would not give him an assurance to accept him as their candidate in the occurrenco of a Va- aticy. He replied that if he asked him (the witness) he should think they would not give him any assurance. He (the witness) told Mr Parry thai, it he had a reason he mu&t see that such an assurance was aa icnpossibility. He told him there was no man or any body of persons who eovild give e'lei: af.surar.ff. rhat the matter was not bt-totc the Liberal part He further told him thrJt he could not expect au assurance as thfre were several "ther gen, o, equal suit ability who were willing to come forward and were to To considered !Ur Sorton-Parry pointed out to 1-: M: i-l.iirnt rion tb- constituency, a d tie u.; uJS) .aia thai he did i.ot think it was a question of claims »hl h g -ve him the possibly of success Ho alsi) toi-i ui<u that if he was true to the Liberal party he ought to withdraw his candi- dature. However, ho did not give way to his suggestion, but held his grounds. Gross examined b,. Mr ilaloney. He could not give the I xact date of the interview. He was under The impression thac it was on a Aicndiy. It WoS before the issuing of the letters previously Te- fe-red to in evidence." He had kuown Mr Surton- Parry t 'r a good many yerrs. The transactions which took place between him and Mr Sorton- Parry we-e fresh on his mind. They had a did- tinct impression upon his recollection, as he had a very deep intere t iii til., matter at the time. He had not u a cudidate for the county of Car- narvon b -fore the election of 1880. He had been invited p-evion.- > h it he did not come forward. M R. 1.J 'yV ..s said he was the secretary of the L beral Agsi. LIOII. He was with the deputa tion which called upon Mr Sortou-Parry in 1880. There was ro promise at all made. Mr Parry pressed very hard or -uch a promise. He and Mr Darbisiure left together. He was still the sec- retary of the associatioi,, and the way in which they 8til :cted tlie candidates was by means of delegates. It was jmpJssiblo to say who these delegates would be ;;ext year. The present moce of selecting candidates had existed for many years. Cross examined He •>ad the date on which the deputation had visited Mr Sortsn-Parry He had it in a minute book of Mr Watkin Williams's election. Mr Maloney asket to have a look at the book. Mr R. D. Willia as refused him this privilege Mr Maloney Is Mr Lewis Lewis a member of the association f Mr Williams No. Mr Maloney: Did he ever contribute towards its fuuds ? Mr Williams: No; never. Mr Maloney Then I am surprised (laughter). Mr Maloney: Dr Williams is a member, is he not? Mr Williams: No. M- Maloney: He subscribes towards it ? Mr Williams No I never knew that he was a Liberal. Mr Williams then deposed that the election candidates were selected by delegates. Mr Maloney Mr Lewis Lewis has been a dele- gate. Mr Williams No never. Proceeding, Mr Williams fdepoeed that he kept minutes of the proceedings of the association. He never knew that Mr Sortou-Ptirry was wooing Car- narvonshire in 1868. He was not invited in 1880 by him. Mr Parry said that he was, but he did not believe so. He did not know that he had been brought down to Bangor by a telegram. The cir- cular containing the libel was not published at the cost of the association. He ordered its printing, and had been served with a writ for doing so (laughter). The copy of the placard had been sent him by post, He beiieved that he received the copy on Monday morn- ing, but was not qnite certain. He ordered its printing on Monday the 13th. He did not show it tc anybody before taking it to the printer. He went with the deputation to see Mr Sorton-Parry. Mr Parry did not ask for a written promise. No promise at all was made to him. Mr Parry did not say that he would come forward at the next election and would refuse to withdraw. He never said thctt he would not withdraw without a promise in case of a vacancy. Mr Williams then named the gentlemen comprising the deputation. On the 23rd of March the deputation did not go to see Mr Parry. Some friends of Mr Parry might have seen him and spoke with him. He did not know that Mr John Evans, Herald Office, was there on the 23rd. He bad no idea of what induced Mr Sorton- Parry to withdraw in 1880 unless it was the advice of his friends, which was a very appropriate advice (laughter). I The court adjourned at this juncture for half an hour. The court having reassembled Mr Maloney proceeded with his examination of Mr R D. Williams. He did not write the report of the annual meeting of the Liberal Association which appeared in a local paper. Mr Maloney claimed to see the minute book of the association. Mr it. D. Williams read the names of the executive committee who acted when it was de- cided to send a deputation to see Mr Sorton- Parry. Mr W. P. Williams, chemist, Carnarvon, de- posed to being a member of the deputation that visited Mr Sorton-Parry in 1880. There was no promise made to Mr Sorton-Parry at the inter- view. A promise was asked for, but was refused. Cross-examined by Mr Maloney He did not re- member Mr Sorton-Parry asking for auything in writing What Mr Parry seeked was denied to him. They all refused to pledge themselves to support Mr Parry in his deeming proper to come forward at any future time. At this juncture Mr Maloney pressed to be al- lowed to see a certain letter addressed by Mr 1)ar- bighshiie to Mr R. D. Williams. Mr Roberts objected, but ultimately gave in, and the letter was read and caused some laughter in court. Mr Roberts announced that, Dr Davies having been called to attend one of his patients, this closed his defence. Mr Maloney asked to be allowed to bring for- ward further evidence on the part of the prosecu- tion. The Mayor said that they could not allow him to enter any further into the case, as it would only be re-opening a case already fully entered into. Mr Maloney further asked permission to make some observations on the law of libel, which had been omitted. The Mayor The case is closed. Mr Moloney: Then, am I to understand that you refuse me. The Mayor: Yea. Mr Maloney: Well, I can only say that this bench will have very little respect from me and my clip. t. The bench adjourned for a few minutes to con- sider their decision, and having returned, the mayor announced that they were unanimous in dismissing the summons. This having been announced there was con- siderable applause in eourt Mr Pugh did not retire with the other magis- trates, and explained to the solicitofc for the prosecution that he did not intend to take any active part in the decision. I Mr Maloney asked the bench to have the deposi- tions signed, in order that he might take the case for trial at the
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WELSH NEWS. The annual reg-atta of the Ik-va! Welsh Vacht Olub is fixed fo- Carnarvon ou .iHgiJ3t "■ I An effort is being- made to resuricttate the anci-int 2-»'arl fisheries iu the liver < "on way. The Lord-Lieutenant of Anglesey' CtEso Hou \V. () Staulev) is reported to be kuiisitier- ably better. Lord Harlech's name appears in the list oF Dfjyc ttei Irish lai d^ r is^iven by a correspond- ent ot the Times. Tne Mayor of Beaumaris (Alderman E. y I' R. Ihomas) h-s presented to the borough a new le for the use of the council chamber. A ewe on a farra at Birches. near Llan- idloes, has ,^ivea birth to a lamb with two bodies. C'-nnectcd together, and eight leg.-5, two t ils, one ceck. au i one head. I- Mr Nosbury, Ehyl, has received a letter from the lion. A. r. Q. Liddell, conveying h.T Majesty s permission to the Cambrian Academy of Art to as.sume tho title Royal." Mr W. E. Hughes, senior student of Bala Congregational College, has accepted a c ill to the pastorate "of the English Congregation Church at Doi, elloy. Mr Gladstone is said to be making the most of his stay atHawarden for health recruiting purposes, and has already derived beneit. A large stiff of police is on duty. Mr Herbert Glad- stone has gone to Ireland. Mr H. R. Hughes, lord-lieutenant of Flintshire, has deelarcd his intention to furnish the district of Towyn, a straggling sandy locality between Rhyl and Abergele, with a water supply from LLvnnefydd reservoir. Mr John Roberts, the Welsh harpist and his seven sons gave a performance the other day in the cavern near Builth, which once, it is said, afforded shelter to Prince Llewel/n ab Gruffydd. On Monday morning, Mr William Ro- berts, of the Victoria Dining-rooms, The Cross, Chester, a well-known and h'ghly respectable tradesman, was taken .suddenly ill, and though medical assistance was speedily rendered he died almost immediately. Mr Peter Walker, the well-known brewer of "Wrexham and Liverpeol, who was recently mentioned as a probable Conservative candidate for Denbighshire at the next general election, now lies dangerously ill at his residence, Coed-y-glyn, Wrexham, e. < From twelve to thirteen thousand pounds worth of cattle, &c., were sold at Aberystwyth and Tregaron fairs held last week. About a hundred and twenty trucks of cattle, pigs, and horses were sent from the two places. The prices were in ad vance of former fairs. It is understood that it has been decided by the proper authorities to make no addition tc the Estimaner bench of magistrates. The people of Towyn and Aberdovey who require the signa- ture of a magistrate will still have to go four cr five miles and then, perhaps, not find a magistrate at home. The directors of the Cambrian Railways Company have appointed Mr John Conacher, of Oswestry, secretary of the company. Before this new arrangement Mr Conacher held the office of ¡ accountant to the company and Mr George Lewis the office of secretary,. in conj unction with that of I general manager. Mr Lewis retains the general C, managership. About three o'clock on Sunday morning Mr Edwards, farmer, of Penglas, near Aberyst- wyth, went out of his house in consequence of the loud barking of his dog in order to drive what he supposed to be a fox from his farmyard. He was proceeding towards a cark object when he was twice fired at, and was wounded in the hands, arm, and abdomen, but not seriously, owing to the distance between him and his assailant. A good many thefts have been committed lately at different farms in this part of Cardigaushire, and the shots were supposed to have been fired by someone who went to the farm for the purpose of committing a robbery. A fatal boiler explosion cook plpce in Amlwch Bay on Sunday morning. The small screw steamer Noah was towing the sloop Victoria out of Amlwch Bay about eleven o'clock, when the boiler of the steamer exploded, kiding three men on board her. The steamer was so seriously date aged that she immediately sank. One of the men killed was named Nicholas Petters, and another was a diver from Holyhead. The owner of the steamer is Mr Jones, of Fagwr, Amlwch. An inquest was opeued on Monday and ad j ourned to the 25th April. — — I
i FOOTBALL NOTES. Fisst 1st Eljbvex r. Flint Blve Stars.—This j match was pin- td at ir'l'vi on Good Friday, and atter a well couteeted gam > ended i:i a draw, both te.irr.g acari: zone goai er. a. I oi.GKLL>:v Uni-r. Dai, a—A match was f p ayed between these two clubs the groand oi ttif latter ou Good Friday. Tiu v/t u'.l.er being fine, a good number of sp ctators witnessed the game, which was very eve.ily contested. Both teams succeeded in placing the ball between the post-, out the goals were respectively disputed. i it; mix C_:OWN RANGERS v. Corwhn Excai- I fioM.ihe above match was plajed at Corwen on (rood !• riuay, m splendid wht.-uther, and resulted in a victory for the home team b v three goals to none. Corwen: Goal, John Jones; backs, H. Parry, W. Appieton, Edward Lloyd, and Isaac Roberts left vdLg, G Thomas and T. Lloyd: right wing, Hugh Morris and D. L. Jones; centres, Griffiths aA B. Williams. Ruthin: Goal, D. E.Hughes; uacks, W. Lloya, llicuard Roberts, Griffiths, W. Jones, J. Taylor; right win^, Kellet and Evans; left wing, W. Jones «ud Fred Foulkes centres, left wing, W. Jones ¡-¡lid Fred Foulkes centres, J vhu Henry Price. Ba>*gos v. BOOTLE.-This football match was played at Bangor, on Monday, in the presence of nearly 2000 spectators. Immediately after the kick-off the Bnngor forwards surrounded the Bootle goal, whi, h was with difficulty saved by its custodian For a lei:ght. of tiiz-e the game was very fast with alternating fortune, although the home team had no difficulty in relieving their lines. The pressure on the Bootle goal was at length effective and Bangor obtained their first score from a scrimmage anna vociferous cheering, and con- tinuing to have the bet of the game, eventually won by six goa's to none, a total which wouldihave oeen conaideiably increased but for the plucky play of the Bootle goalkeeper. Dunns v. Ncrthwich Y.cTOMA.—The final tie m the Welsh Association Challenge Cup contest took place on the Wrexham Racecourse on Satur- day in the presence of a out 2000 spectators The Druids won the cup in 1880 and 1881, and North- wich Victoria are the holders of the Cheshire Cup. The weather was beautifully fine and the ground in grand condition. Tile Druids had the best of the game throughout, which was at times very fast and exciting, and eventually won by five goals to nil. During the first half, Hey wood, of the Druids, received a nasty cut on his chin, but bandaging it up with a handkerchief, he continued playing. Teams:-Druids: B. Roberts, J. Powell (captain), A. Powell, W. Williams, E. Roberts, D. Heywood, E. Bowen, J. Vaughan, J. Jones, C. Ketley, aud J. P. Davies. Northwich: J. Ilit.hen, F. W. Hughes (captain;, E. Butter- worth, F. Russell, W. Hughes, B. Dobell, A. Atherton, E. urnbull, Geo. Plant, J. Spruce, ai d G. Vernon. »
WREXHAM. District HIGHWAY Board. —At the monthly meeting of this board, on Tuesday, the clerk pre- sented the annual statement of accounts, which showed the expenditure for the past year to have been JE5072, as against J64493 for the previous year.-A. deputation from Abenbury Fechan (which is in Flintshire) attended, at the request of a vestry meeting, to ascertain if the township could be included in tne Wrexham Highway District. The chairman informed them that they would have to get a requisition signed by five jus ices and present it to the Quarter Sessions for Denbighshire and also to the Flintshire Quarter Sessions, asking for an order to alter the highway district as proposed,—Mr Beakbane wished to know if certain drainage work being carried en by the board at the Ffrith won likely to damage the railway, as, in the event of a landship, the board might be made liable for heavy damages. The surveyor said he did not anticipate any danger to the railway in consequence of the drainage.
ABERGELE AND PENSARN. VESTRY Meeting.—The annual vestry was held on Monday, the Rev. D. Evans, vicar, in the chair. The vicar said he hoped no foreign or alien subject would be introduced, as the place they stood in was consecrated by the dust of their forefathers and by the voice of prayer and praise which had been heaid there long before they who were present were born. He confessed that Church matters in Abergele were under a cloud, as it were, at present, but he hoped no man of Christian feeling present would add to that cloud, but rather try to dispel it, and to restore good feeling in the pnrish. Mr James then proposed Mr John Jones, Talhaiam House, as parish warden, which was seconded by Mr J. Eatwaker and sup. ported by Mr Henry Edwards, Sirior Mr Evans, timber merchant, proposed Mr Robert Roberts the deputy parish clerk. This was seconded by Oapt. Moore Mr Booth, Gland wr. appealed to the proposer of the parish cl.rk to withdraw hia nomination so as to p.mi oil on the troubled waters, and if possible to dra^ a veil over what had passed ia the Mr Evans refused to wifhdraw, and °? a 8. hanas a majority was ri0wn for the deputy pansh clerk. A poll was demanded, which taks place on Thursday. The vesfcry-ro^m was crowded. Party feeling runs rather high, a keeu contest being anticipated. Local Bo.R-,D ELFCTION. -There was no con- test in Abf*^e. e Ward, the vicar having withdrawn bis candidature to avoid the turmoil and expense cf a contested election. Mr Evan Evans (the other retiring member) and Mr Edward Jones, pentreucha, were therefore duly elected unopposed. In Pensarn Ward the two retiring members sign fiei their intention of not again seeking re- election, one of them (the late chairman) having sat on the board for seventeen consecutive years. Three gentlemen were nominated for the two seats, viz Mr William Booth, Glandwr (an ex mayor of Manchester) Mr J. P. Earwaker, Osborne Home; and Mr Robert Hughes, builder. The result of the voting was as follows :—Mr Booth, 69; Mr Earwaker, 63 Mr Robert Hughes, 11. The two former are therefore elected.