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-----THE ENGLAND OF SHAKESPEARE.

-.---THE MARCH "STRAND MAGAZINE."

- OH!LDREN'S COUGHS

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--. SCENE IN RHYL COURT, i

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SCENE IN RHYL COURT, A most unusual scene occurred in Rhyl Court on Tuesday. A powerful, bearded navvy, named Charles Henry Batchford was charged with having used violent and obscene language in Vrctoria-stree'L, a.nd a polifceman entered the box to prove the case. The defendant began asking questions of the witness and addressing the Court m a loud voice, at, the same time thump- ing the defendants' box with hits nst. For the most part what Batchford said was in- coherent, but his voice was raised until it was a loud shout. He said that the policeman had been in the army (the omcer wore a. South Afri'can clasp), and so had he, and he roared that there wa.s nothing worse than disobedience to orders. He would face death, he cried, to save his life. In the midst of the scene, an elderly woman, his wife, forced her way into the court and joined in the uproa.r, but the Bench ordered her to be removed. The Bench adjourned the case till Wed- nesday mornifng at the Prestatyn Court, and ordered that he should be kept in custody till then. The delicate task of getting him to the police station then fell to the lot of the pol<ce. Deputy Chief Constable Jones, Sergeant Dempsey, and a couple of constables surrounding him, he was led quietly out of court. As he went he explained to the Bench that there was no single! policeman living that could put the "darbies" upon him.

A MISSING SPORTSMAN.

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