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INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION AT CONNAH'S…
INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION AT CONNAH'S QUAY. ♦ A two-days' industrial exhibition was opened by Lord Kenyon at St. Mark's Schoolroom, Connah's Quay, on Wednesday, in aid of the school funds. It was the first of its kind in Connah's Quay, and, thanks to the excellent way in which it was managed, proved an unqualified success. The promoters offered prizes to the amount of £ 35 for the most meritorious exhibits in art, mechanics, natural history, and various kinds of handicraft, in which the young people were given an oppor- tunity of shewing their skill. A more praise- worthy undertaking it would be hard to conceive, and it was pleasing to find the efforts of those who established it rewardect by a really admirable exhibition. There were upwards of 700 exhibits, which had been tastefully arranged on stalls, each bearing a numbered ticket, in the large schoolroom, while the class- room adjoining was specially set apart for a splendid collection lent by Mr. Thomas Bate, of Kelsterton, consisting of some of the spoils of his shooting expeditions in Canada and Norway. This magnificent collection of stuffed birds and animals included a Norwegian bear, several elks (European and Canadian), a Rocky mountain goat, an eagle owl shewn in the act of killing a ptarmigan, and other victims of the sportsman's gun, which certainly formed the most attractive feature of the exhibition. In addition, Mr. Bate kindly offered for sale a number of articles which he had brought from Norway. Naturally as one of the objects of the exhibition-really the primary one-was to encourage local industry, the shipbuilding and fishing trades were prominently represented by specimens of model yachts, and netting manufactured by local fishermen. The loan exhibits of ship models, in many cases fully rigged, were greatly admired, and mention should also be made of the interesting models of gold-crushing machinery belonging to the Sandycroft Foundry Company. The art section was enriched by a number of contributions forwarded by the Duke of Westminster. These included a characteristic drawing by Du Maurier, a painting of birds by Stacey Marks, and photographs of the renowned racehorses, Bend Or, Orme, Grey Leg, and Lily Agnes. Miss Hughes, Wepre Cottage, also sent a number of pretty pic- tures, two of which were exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy this year, while the Rev. Stephen Gladstone displayed his interest in the undertaking by sending portraits of his father at various periods of his life, and other pleasing mementoes. Mr. P. B. Davies Cooke (of Gwysaney) was represented by a col- lection of arms and curiosities brought by him from Egypt, also a seventeenth century couteau de chasse found in a field at Gwysaney, and probably used at the seige by Sir William Brereton's forces in 1645. Foreign curiosities, personal relics, &c., were exhibited in large numbers by Captain McMullan (Dee Villas), Mr. J. Coppack, the Vicar, Mr. Prince, Mr. R. H. V. Kyrke, Mr. W. Alletson, Mr. Jones (Penyllan), and many other residents in the neighbourhood (whose names are too numerous to mention), and leading firms from all parts of the kingdom sent specimens illustrating manufacturing processes. The judges, who spoke highly ef the quality of the exhibits in every department, were:—Section 1, mechanical, Messrs. E. Sydney Taylor and W. Kelly (Sandycroft), T. J. Reney and A. Fer- £ UBson (Connah's Quay); netting, Messrs. atham and Edwards; natural history, Mr. Prince; art, Mr. Welsh (Chester); writing and drawing, Mr. John Weights (Chester) needle- work, Mrs. Bate, Mrs. Davison, and Miss Williams hearthrugs and mats, Mr. E. Williams; butter and bread, Mrs. Lloyd and Mrs. Davison. A large company assembled to witness Lord Kenyon perform the opening ceremony on Wednesday. The Vicar (the Rev. Thomas Williams), who had acted as chairman of the committee, in explaining the object of the exhibition, said they wanted to create, if they possibly could, a desire in the minds of young people in the neighbourhood to devote a certain part of their leisure to preparing some exhibits which might reflect credit upon themselves, and he thought those who looked round the room would agree that their efforts had been successful. (Applause.) They had been labour- ing in that school for many years under very serious difficulties. In spite of their difficulties they had always maintained a most creditable position, and he had no hesitation in saying that under the management of Mr. Connell, they were now in a better position than they had ever been before. (Applause.) They wanted to meet all the requirements of the Education Department as far as they were able, and those requirements were becoming more urgent every year. He saw looming in the future the absolute necessity of an infant classroom. It was through the liberality of their kind friend, Mr. Charles Davison, that they were in the position they now occupied, for he had spent a large sum of money in making the school as efficient as it was. (Applause.) Lord KENYON said it gave him sincere pleasure to come among his neighbours at Connah's Quay, and declare the exhibition open. He understood that was the first attempt of the sort, and it was certainly an extraordinary start. He spoke in praise of the excellent ship models and the specimens of carving, and alluded to the advantages of the Sloyd system of education which trained the hand as well as the mind, and taught the Norwegian or Swede to turn out the most beautiful objects even with nothing but a knife. He would ask them to study the best, and always to be thorough in their work. He believed an exhibition like that and the work which it entailed in providing the necessary materials was of the very greatest advantage to the neighbourhood. Its effect would be to induce people to undertake carving, modelling, drawing, and so forth, feeling that they would have somewhere io shew their work, and receive their reward as time went on. The spirit of competition which it created was also a very healthful thing for. the neighbourhood. If all classes harmonised as well as they seemed to harmonise that day to keep their schools at a high point, they should have every confidence in the future that the schools would go on well. He had pleasure in declaring the exhibition open, and hoped that might not be the last occasion on which he should visit it. (Ap- PLAVWE.)^E MOTION 0F CHARLES DAVISON, seconded by Mr. PRINCE, Lord Kenyon was accorded a hearty vote of thanks. During the afternoon Captain Franklin, of Liverpool, gave a conjuring entertainment, and the Connah s Quay and District Brass Band played selections in a field adjoining the schools. The general arrangements were admirably carried out by the secretary, Mr. J. W. Connell. assisted by Mr. Charles Davison (treasurer) and the following ladies and gentlemen of the dis- trict General committee, the Rev. Thomas Williams (chairman), Messrs. Alletson, Bate, Blane, Coppack, Culhane, Ellwood, Ferguson, G. Hewitt, H. Hughes, E. Jones, W H. Lloyd. Miller, Peel, Prince, T. J. Reney, W. Reney, J. W. Thomas, E. Williams, Dr. Purdon, and the Rev. R. S. Davies; ladies' committee, Mrs. Carter, Mrs. Connell, Mrs. Ellwood, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Pnnee, Mrs. T. J. Reney, Miss Reney, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. Williams. Among others present on the opening day were Mr. J. Watkinson and party, Mrs. Bate. Mrs. Davison, Mrs. Hurlbutt, Miss Hunter, Captain B. Mesham, Mr. W. Hughes (Flint), Mr. Collier, Mr. T. Jones, Mr. G. McLeod, the Rev. W. Ll. Nicholas (vicar of Flint), &c. The following is the list of the awards: SECTION I. (MECHANICAL.) Engineering Model: 1, W. Alexander, Oakenholt; 2, W. Goldsworthy, Brickfield cottages. Marine Model f«5nppii.l nrize of Mathematical Instruments, given bv^Mr Ferguson): 1 and 2, John Lloyd, Wood- field terrace. Model Yacht: 1, T. W. Toby, Nine Houses; 2, John Lloyd. Speciman Metal Work: 1. John Williams, Golftyn street; 2, George McFarlane, 70, Wrexham street, Mold. trot Work: 1, Albert Roberts, Cemetery road; 2 and 3, J. McMullan, Dee villa. Working Model: 1, W. Goldworthy; 2, G. C. Alletson, Ewloe Wood. Useful or Ornamental Household Article, in Wood or part Wood: 1, Albert Roberts; 2, Miss Ethel Hurlbutt, Queen's Ferry 3, Miss White, Golftyn. Model Church, Castle, or any Building: 1, G. C. Alletson. Artistic Picture Frame: 1 and 2, Mrs. Bithell, 12, Waterloo street, Golftyn. Netting (Pair of Oars given by Mr. W. H. Lloyd): 1 and 2, Thomas Bithell, Golftyn; 3, George Hewitt, Golftyn. SECTION II. (ARTISTIC).-Oil painting; 1, Miss Lush Kelsterton, Evening'; 2, Miss P. Lee, Cop House, Saltney; 3, Miss O. Ellwood, Pen- ewladys. Water colour painting: 1, Mr. Alletson; 2, Miss P. Lee; 3, Miss Parkin,.Connah sQuav. nravon or chalk drawing: 1, W. £ !• 2 Miss C. Fuller, Meliden; 3, George 'a or innr Oakenholt. Painting on plaaaes i and 2, Miss P. Lee, Cop House; 3, J. A. Wright, Mancott. Original design: Mr. Alletson. SECTION III (NATURAL HISTORY).—Botanical collection: John Prince. Aquarium: A. Dew. SECTION IV. (NEEDLEWORK).—Plain Needle- work 1, Miss Hopley, Farfield; 2, Miss Constance Carter 3, Miss M. C. Carter. Fancy Needlework: 1, Miss E. A. Griffiths; 2, Miss C. Carter. Fancy Knitting: 1, Mrs. Connell; 2, Mrs. Bithell; 3, Mrs. Russell. Patchwork Quilt: Miss White, Golftyn. Quilt (any other description): 1, Mrs. Connell; 2, Miss Reney. Patchwork cushion: 1, Miss Baxter; 2, Miss M. A. Wright, Shotton Hall. Crochet work: 1, Mrs. J. Edwards; 2, Miss Maud Ellwood 3, Miss M. F. Reney. Crewel and ornamental wool work: 1, Miss S. Jones, Belmont Villas; 2, Miss Olive Ellwood; 3, Miss Maud Ellwood. Knitted stockings (plain): 1, Mrs. Bithell; 2, Miss Clara Hewitt, Wepre. Knitted stockings (ribbed): 1, Miss Hewitt; 2, Mrs. Bithell. Darned stockings 1, Miss C. Hewitt; 2, Miss Ferguson. Tea cosey: 1, Miss A. B. Lowrey. Hearthrug: 1, Miss S. Prydden, St. Mark's Vicarage; 2, Mrs. Thomas, Golftyn-lane. Macrame work: 1 and 2, Miss Currie. SECTION V (GIRLS' WORK).—Dressed doll: 1, Gertrude Lowrey; 2, Letitia Cooper. Plain needlework: 1, Gertrude Lowrey; 2, Martha Cooper; 3, Sarah E. Davies. Six button holes 1, Margaret A. Hewitt; 2, Kate Reddin 3, Mary Williams. Darned stockings 1, Gladys Conway; 2, Graae Ferguson. Knitted stockings 1, Florence Miller; 2, Elizabeth Bithell. Plain sewing: 1, Beatrice Hewitt; 2, Nelly Foster. Knitting 1, May Williams; 2, Gladys Forster; 3, Elizabeth Edwards. Standard I.—Needlework 1, Martha Foulkes; 2, Margaret E. Lloyd; 3, Annie E. Williams. Standard II.—Needlework 1, Caroline Jones; 2, Elizabeth A. Taylor; 3. Adelaide Bennett. Standard III.—Needlework: 1, Lucy M. Baird 2, Eveline Forster. Standard IV.—Needle- work 1, Lizzie M. Reddin; 2, Mary J. Cooper. Standard V.—Needlework: 1, Kate Reddin; 2, Florence A. Miller; 3, Barbara Jones. Standard VI.—Needlework: 1. Myra Sandbach; 2, Annie Edwards. Standard VII.-Needlework 1, Gertrude Conway; 2, Mary Williams. Writing 1, Caroline Jones; 2, Adelaide Bennett; 3, Ada Conway. Writing: 1, Mary A. Rowlands; 2, Susannah Morris; 3, Edith Edwards. Writing: 1, Maggie Roberts; 2, Elizabeth Taylor 3, Letitia Cooper. SECTION VI. (Boys' WORK).—Writing: 1, Cornelius Cameron; 2, Fred Bithell; 3, George Hewitt. Writing: 1, Emil Jones; 2, Robert A. Conway. Writing: 1, Frank Jonas; 2, Tom Rowlands; 3, John Thomas. Map of India: 1, Edward Thomas Hughes; 2, Tom Rowlands; 3, William Thomas. Freehand drawing 1, Robert A. Conway; 2, Cornelius Cameron; 3, Edward Humphreys. Freehand drawing: 1, R. Edwards 2, T. Rowlands; 3, Clement Foulkes. Geometrical drawing; 1, W. Thomas; 2, R. Edwards; 3, Thomas Peters. Shorthand: 1, Mr. H. J. Ferguson; 2, Mr. E. Coppack. SECTION VII.—Two window plants 1, Henry T. Coleclough; 2, Gertrude Bennett; 3, Gertrude Conway. Bouquet of wild flowers: 1, Bessie Rycroft; 2, Marion E. Carter; 2, Mary Williams. Collection of wild flowers 1, Grace Ferguson; 2, May Williams 3, Gladys Foster. Loaves: 1, Miss White, Golftyn; 2, Miss C. Jones, Half-way House. Butter: 1, Mrs. Davison, Farfield; 2, Mrs. E. Williams, Golftyn-lane. Bouquet of garden flowers 1, Mrs. Russell, Farfield 2, Mr. Russell, Farfield. Bouquet of greenhouse flowers Mr. Russell. Hearthrug and mat making: 1, Mr. John Hewitt, near Red Hall (hearthrug); 2, Mr. J. McMullan (mat). Decorated earthenware 1. Mrs. E. Edwards, Albion-terrace; 2, Mrs. Bithell. niftir mnHpllino^ • 1 MIBH TC Purlrin • 9 "MV William -¡ -e -L& Peters. Bread, &c., made with cornflour: Special, Miss S. Prydden; special, Miss White. Bread, &c., made with Paisley flour: Miss White. There was again a large gathering at the opening ceremony of the Industrial Art Exhibition on Thursday, which included Mr. Pennant, Capt. and Mrs. T. Bate, Mr. C. Davison, Mrs. Davison and Miss Jones (Farfield Hall), the Rev. T. and Miss Williams, the Rev. R. S. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. J. Prince, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Lloyd (Top-y-Fron Hall), Mr. M. J. Culhane, Mr. W. Pell, Mr. E. Blane, Mr. W. Ellwood, &c.-Capt. T. Bate presided, and in opening the proceedings alluded to the kindness of Mr. Pennant in coming down to assist them that day, but it was only one of his many good acts. Mr. Pennant was always anxious to keep forward anything for the welfare of the people. —Mr. Pennant, in rising to declare the exhibition open, said he felt very much honoured when he received the invitation to open the exhibition. He was very pleased at having the opportunity of seeing Connah's Quay's first Industrial Exhibition. He thought the importance of exhibitions of these kind could not be over-estimated. Some time ago there seemed a danger that in matters of handicraft we should be beaten by other countries, but he thought industrial exhibitions would remove that danger alto- gether. Education was a most valuable Dossession. and Connah's Quay had always a good reputation for cultivating the mind. Now he was glad to see that people were so anxious about handicraft and manual training. He had had an opportunity of walking round the exhibition and seeing the exhibits, and he was extremely pleased with all that he saw. (Loud applause.) In conclusion, he had sincere pleasure in declaring the exhibition open.—Mr. W. H. Lloyd, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr. Pennant, referred to that gentleman's excellent services on the Technical Instruction Committee, and also in connection with inter- mediate education. Mr. M. J. Culhane seconded, and it was carried with acclamation. —Mr. Pennant briefly acknowledged the vote. During the afternoon a constant stream of visitors passed through the exhi- bition, and it is hoped that there will be a substantial balance to hand over to the schools, although the expenses are extremely heavy, a sum of 935 being given in prizes alone. The takings from all sources on Wednesday amounted to J660. A washing competition was held each day, the prizes being given by the Sunlight Soap Company. The following was the result: 1, Mrs. Carter; 2, Miss Ferguson. Hat trimming competition, prizes given by Messrs. S. and J. Greenhalgh, Rockdale: First day—1, W. Peel; second day—1, W. Ellwood. Messrs. William Barbour and Sons, of Lisburn, gave R.2 2s. for prizes for knitting fishery nets. This competition was open to fishermen alone, in two classes, viz., those under and over 30 years of age. In each class there was a large entry, and throughout the work was of good quality, and produced much interest and real amusement. The competition took place in a tent and was held at intervals, the progress of the work being watched by a large number. of interested spectators. Unfortunately, owing to the large number of Bnfcrinn thA rnanIt. nf the competition were not made known. The local fishermen are taking a lively interest in the competition, and it is thought it will be an inducement to them to put the best of work into their nets in future.
'A NEW PIANOFORTE.' ♦ MESSRS. CRANE & SONS, the Great Piano and Organ Merchants, Liverpool, have just introduced at considerable cost for the present season another NEW MODEL.' It has been made to meet the requirements of those wanting a most powerful toned Cottage Pianoforte at a low price, and it has been pronounced by practical judges in the musical worl to be THE BEST PIANOFORTE' in the Kingdom. The height is 4 feet 2 inches, iron frame, check action, full trichord, in an original design of marqueterie case. The tone is pure, of perfeot quality, and the greatest amount of resonance ever produced in an upright Pianoforte, and may be had on most reasonable NET CASH TERMS or upon Crane and Sons' NEW HIRE SYSTEM at 2s. 6d. per week, delivered free, carriage paid, and warranted for 20 years, on pay- ment of first month's instalment. Sample Piano- fortes are now being shown by CRANE & SONS, 40, Upper Sackville-st., DUBLIN. CRANE & SONS, 80, York-street, BELFAST. CRANE & SONS, Crane Buildings, Regent-street, WREXHAH. CRANE & SONS, 40, Edmund-st., BIRMINGHAM. CRANE & SONS, 42, Alexandra-road, MAN- CHESTER. And at GLASGOW and LONDON. Designs and Illustrated Catalogues sent Post Free on Application to CRANE & SONS' GREAT PIANO AND ORGAN WAREHOUSE, 217 to 227, SCOTLAND-ROAD, LIVERPOOL. Established 45 years. Silver Medal, 1886. Gold Medal and Diploma of Honour, 1892.
FATAL FOOLHARDINESS AT BLACKPOOL.— During a high tide at Blackpool, between eleven and twelve o'clock on Wednesday night, a sensational incident was witnessed by over 1,000 holiday makers. While most of the people were content to watch from the promenade the swirling of the waves up the hulking, three young fellows were daring each other to go down the steps. Two of them got too far, and there was a cry of horror when they were sucked into the vortex of the waves. A scene of indescribable excitement followed. Their companion got a lifebuoy and went down the hulking to their assistance, but he was soon exhausted, and it was with difficulty he and one of those carried away were rescued only a few yards from an immense crowd. The remaining one, a German waiter named Oscar, was battered against the hulking until dead, and no help could be rendered. The body was found when the tide receded.
A NESTON HERO. ♦
A NESTON HERO. ♦ [COMMUNICATED.] The subject of this reference is Lieutenant Thomas Cottingham, of Little Neston. He belonged to an old, loyal, and patriotic family that is now extinct in this hamlet. As we remember seeing Mr. Cottingham with that regularity that was akin to his profession, pass- ing Sunday after Sunday to the old parish church, and, moreover, seeing him occupy the large square family pew of his ancestors (a tablet of whom, with a Latin inscription, is to be seen on the north side of the church), we are the more interested in trying to throw some light on the brave deeds which he per- formed in that series of battles in which he was engaged, and which culminated in the ever memorable battle of Waterloo. Lieutenant Thomas Cottingham, of Little Neston, belonged to the 52nd Oxford Light Infantry, as brave a regiment as ever went on to the field of battle. Of this regiment we have an historieal record of more than ordinary merit from the year 1755 to 1858, written by W. S. Moorson, late captain 52nd Light Infantry. Among the many able and distinguished generals that commanded the 52nd Regiment was Lieutenant- General Sir John Moore, the hero who fell mortally wounded at the famed battle of Corunna. Lieutenant Thomas Cottingham served with the 52nd Regiment throughout the Peninsular campaign. The regiment was ably commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Colborne, who commanded the same regiment at the battle of Waterloo, and was an officer of great repute. At Badajoz, on the eve of the day on which the siege began, a detachment of the division led on by Colonel Selborne, stormed, and carried the reboubt on the hill, took some prisoners, and put their comrades to the sword. Of that storming party was Lieutenant Thomas Cotting- ham, who bravely volunteered his services. Lieut.-Col. Selborne, and his detachment, for service rendered in the Peninsula, received the praise of Viscount Wellington. Besides Corunna, the 52nd Regiment bore on its colours by authority, Badajoz, Salamanca, Vittoria, and also many other names, for as Napier relates, the army containing those veterans won 19 pitched battles. On the 17th June, 1814, the 52nd Regiment embarked on His Majesty's ship Dublin, and landed at Plymouth on the 28th. Thus terminated the Peninsular War service of the 52nd Regiment. The 52nd, however, had not long to remain idle. The great disturber of European peace had left his prison home on the Island of Elba, and marched in triumph to the capital of France. On the 14th January, 1815, the first battalion of the 52nd Regiment em- barked at Portsmouth and arrived on the 20th at the Cove of Cork, where the troops under orders for North America were ordered for rendezvous. The fleet was suddenly recalled to Plymouth. The 52nd Regiment was then ordered to the Netherlands, and on to Brussels, where it arrived on the 4th of April, to be in readiness for that terrible conflict in which this regiment bore a heroic part. It was past midnight on FVL A 1 RF V* Ap TLIRIQ NRVL ON NRAPALLTL/L X JU U1 OUOiJ f uuo Jiuuu vi u uuvj nuvu ^/iviuuuu repose seemed to reign over Brussels, when suddenly the drums beat to arms, and the trumpet's call was heard from every part of the city.' The officers, with the commander in chief, hurried away in their evening attire from the Duchess of Richmond's ball. The whole city was awakened, and the greatest commotion prevailed in the streets. A deadly conflict between Napoleon and Blucher was being waged at Ligny. There the Prussian commander suffered defeat. The victorious French general then marched on in the direction of Brussels. Away marched the British soldiers through the dark forest of Soigness and on to Quatre Bras, where after a toilsome march of some 28 miles they went into action against the victors of Ligny. In the meantime the defeated Prussian army retreated to Wavres in a line with and a few miles from the village of Waterloo, to which place the Duke of Wellington fell back so as to be in communication with the Prussian General. On the historic 18th day of June, the men arose cool and collected from their wretched repose and shelterless bivouac of thunder, lightning, and rain, along the heights of Mount St. Jean, and in front of the little village of Waterloo, to behold in front of them, and about three quarters of a mile distant, the vast French army that had come up during the night, buoyant with hope, and flushed with victory. The 52nd Regiment, according to Captain Tiborne, was the first battalion of Major- General Adams' British 3rd Brigade, and numbered 1,038 men, the largest British Battalion.. The 71st Regiment of the same battalion numbered 810 men; 2nd Battalion 95th Regiment, 585 men; 3rd Battalion 95th Regiment, and 138 men. Lieutenant-Colonel Sir John Colborne com- manded the 52nd Regiment. On the 18th the battle had raged with intense fury for some hours. The Chateau of Hougoumont, where the dead and dying lay thick around, was all ablaze. The British central position of La-Haye-Sainte was attacked and carried with that incessant impetuosity which characterised the assailants. They then pressed on to the grand final position of Mount St. Jean, which was as stubbornly defended. Victory trembled in the balance. Wellington wished for night, or Blucher; while on the other hand Napolean looked anxiously for Grouchy. About four o'clock in the afternoon Lieut. Cottingham's regiment, in Major-General Adams' brigade, went into action. They marched steadily down the declivity under the immediate eye of the Duke of Wellington, who cried out, "Go on Colborne, go on." The two regiments, the 52nd and the 71st, weakened as they had been by a galling fire, waited for the attack of the Young Guard, upon whom they rushed and routed in an instant. The enemy had fought hard, but without avail. A rumour ran through their ranks that the Prussian army was on the scene. The Duke of Wellington per- ceived the Imperial Guards, covered by the fire of their artillery, advancing to force our left centre near the farm of La-Haye Sainte. In the memorable charge of the British Foot Guards which followed, and caused panic and rout in the French army, Lieutenant Thomas Cottingham, of Little Neston, took an heroic part. Of the 52nd Regiment, we have the following memoir of General Whichcote, who died in the year 1891 at the advanced age of ninety six years, the oldest surviving officer who fought at Waterloo. With the 52nd Regiment this general, then a private soldier, went through the Peninsular campaign The part which the 52nd Regiment played at Waterloo was a conspicuous and a glorious one. They came into action about four o'clock in the afternoon, being advanced into a hollow at the foot of the hill within 400 yards from Hougoumont. There they found themselves at once exposed to a murderous fire from the French guns, varied by heavy charges of cavalry. Only two circumstances enabled them to withstand for nearly three hours as they did, with perfect steadiness and with surprisingly small loss, those alternate harassments. One was their admirable formation into small squares, and the other was the surface depression of which they took a skilful advantage under the Duke of Wellington's orders, an advantage of which the effect was that most of the enemy's gunfire passed harmlessly over their heads. About half-past six the Duke sent an order directing the regiment to retire up the hill. The commanding officer replied that if necessary he could retain the position, but inasmuch as immediately afterwards the Nassau contingent ran out of Hougoumont, the 52nd formed into double line, and did retire in perfect order to the brow of the hill. The colonel, who commanded, learned at this moment from a French colonel of Cuirassiers, who surrendered, that the Imperial Guard were about to make their final attack on the English position, and he could perceive them in full march on the Charleroi road. The result of the battle seemed now more doubtful than at any moment of the day. Most of our batteries had been silenced, or their ammunition was spent. The columns of the Old Guard were approaching unchecked. It was then that the 52nd delivered the famous charge on their left flank after pouring into their mass of eight battalions such a raking fire that the Guards had been obliged to halt to reply to it. There ensued upon the charge a furious hand to hand conflict, and soon after- wards the battle of Waterloo was lost and won." The casualties of the 52nd Regiment at Water- loo were-killed, 16; wounded, 174. They lost one officer only, Ensign W. Nettles, whose body was found on the field with his blood- stained colours underneath him. Lieutenant Thomas Cottingham was returned as wounded severely. Concerning him we have from W. S. Moorsom's Historical Record of the 52nd Light Infantry, the following honours:- Cottingham, Lieutenant Thomas; served with the 52nd in the Peninsular campaign of 1812, 1813, and 1814, and was present as a volunteer at the storming of Badajoz, at the Battles of Salamanca, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, Nive, Orthes, and Toulouse, and also at Waterloo. He has received the war medal, with eight clasps." GEORGE GLEAVE.
,FUNERAL OF THE BISHOP OF…
,FUNERAL OF THE BISHOP OF WAKEFIELD. 0 The funeral of the Bishop of Wakefield took place on Thursday afternoon, at Whittington, Shropshire, of which the Bishop was rector for 28 years. The village, the church, and the burial ground were crowded with mourners. The choir sang on the way to the church from the station 0 God, our help in ages past' and Brief life is here our portion.' The opening sentences of the service were read by the Rev. P. Edmonds, rector of the parish, and the lesson by the Bishop of St. Asapbl- the hymn sung by the choir being 'On the Resurrection Morning.' As the body was moved from the church and across the road to the burial ground, the choir sang 'For all the Saints.' At the graveside the service was taken by Archdeacon Brooke, of Halifax, and the Rev. W. Foxley Norris, junr., vicar of Almondbury, Huddersfield, the Bishop of St. Asaph pronouncing the Blessing. The hymn Now the labourer's task is o'er' was sung. The Bishop of Wakefield is buried by the side of his wife, who died suddenly at Barmouth in 1887. The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. F. Douglas How, the Rev. and Mrs. H. W. How, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. How, Captain C. C. How, Mr. F. A. W. How, Mrs. R. Lloyd Kenyon (daughter) and Mr. Lloyd Kenyon, Mrs. Douglas (sister) and Canon Douglas, Canon and Mrs. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Douglas (Chester), Mr. W. M. How, Mr. W. W. How, Mr. Douglas, Mr. Thos. Douglas, Mr. E. J. F. Norris, and Mrs. W. Foxley Norris. The Queen was represented by Lord William Cecil, who placed a wreath of everlasting flowers and ferns upon the coffin before it was removed from the church to the burial-ground. A card attached to the wreath was inscribed A mark of truest esteem and sincerest regard from Victoria R.I.'
THE VERDIN TECHNICAL SCHOOLS…
THE VERDIN TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AT NORTHWICH. ♦ A joint meeting of the Northwich Urban Council, the Science and Art Committee, and the Verdin Trustees was held at Northwich on Tuesday evening, to consider what steps should be taken with regard to the management of the technical schools, built and furnished by Sir Joseph Verdin at a cost of £ 12,000. Mr. G. B. Cliff (chairman of the Urban Council) presided, and a large attendance included Sir John T. Brunner, M.P. (chairman of the Science and Art Committee), and Dr. Hewitt (the repre- AANFAFINA AP 4-1,- I"n_ PANNRTIU TKO NROQANF OVUVCHVITU V& UUC VUUIiUJ VVUUVUI* XUV technical classes have been controlled for 13 years by a self-elected committee, who 13 years by a self-elected committee, who were assisted by a contribution amounting to Id. in the pound on the ratable value of the district, from the local authority. The new schools have been conveyed to the Urban Council, and it was considered necessary, in order that their position as owners might be recognised, to make an alteration in the consti- tution of the committee. The matter was debated at great length, and ultimately it was resolved that the management of the schools should be vested in a committee consisting of the whole of the members of the Council (18), a like number of the old committee, the Verdin trustees and their two nominees, and the repre- sentatives of the County Council. All the obligations incurred by the Science and Art Committee were transferred to the new body, to whom the Council delegated the whole of its powers under the Technical Instruction Acts. Sir John Brunner asked for the opinion of the meet- ing as to whether it would be wise to attempt the establishment of an organised science day school. Only eleven applications had been received, and he did not think a population of 27,000, at the outside, was large enough to support such an institution without injuring the existing grammar school and high school for girls. A member of the Urban Council pointed out that at the two schools mentioned, the fees were £ 8 and L12, whereas it was only proposed to charge L4 at the technical schools. This should be an inducement to the working classes. Sir John Brunner considered it a great waste of energy to carry on the grammar school and an organised science school, and urged the meeting to do all they could to expedite the time when the technical schools and the town should have the benefit of the ancient endowments of the grammar school. The whole question was left in the hands of the Committee.
An intimation was received on Thursday from the Duke of Westminster, Lord Lieutenant of the county, that Mr. William Boosey, of Middlewicb, has been placed on the commission of the peace for Cheshire. The Dean and Chapter of St. Asaph have decided to reconstruct the organ, built in 1830, at a cost of £ 1,200, and at the morning service on Sunday the Dean invited the congregation to assist in carrying out the work by liberal contriDucions. me wont oi reDuuaing wili commence shortly, and the new instrument is expected to be ready by Christmas. A. PLUCKY WORKMAN.—A plumber and his boy were severely burned by a fire caused by a gas explosion in a confectioner's shop in Meeting House-lane, Brighton, on Thursday. A serious outbreak was threatened, but the man pluckily stuck to his work with the flames playing round him, and succeeded in cutting off the escape of gas. The flames were soon extinguished by the fire brigade. The two injured persons were taken to the hospital. DROWNED IN A VAT OF BEER.—On Thursday morning the body of a man named George. Doel, aged thirty-nine, was found floating in a vat of beer at the Pontypridd and I Rhondda Valley Brewery, Pontypridd. A doctor was speedily summoned, and after examining the body he came to the conclusion that Doel had been dead an hour. It is supposed that he fainted, and was suffocated. The vat contained 70 barrels of beer. REMARKABLE ACCIDENT AT BRACOMBB. A remarkable fatality occurred at Seacombe Ferry on Friday morning. A horse and cart belonging to a market gardener named Upton, of Wallasey, had crossed from Liverpool, and on going into the lift at SeaAombe the animal became restive. It dashed through the door, and the horse, cart, and driver, named John Griffiths, were plunged into the river. The man and horse were both drowned. THE ASSASSINATED PR.EMIBR. A requiem service, in memory of the late Spanish Premier, Senor Canovas, was held on Friday, at the Church of St. Peter and St. Edmund, West- minster. The Spanish Embassy was fully repre- sented, and several other foreign Ministers at- tended. A Paris newspaper states that when the murderer of Senor Canovas was before the examining magistrate at San Sebastian, he said: This is only an isolated execution, and you will see many others. We will compel you to ask for mercy. It is not over yet. It will soon be Felix Faure's turn." L. & N.-W. AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT.-Lord Stalbridge, presiding on Friday at the half-yearly meeting of the London and North-Western Railway Company, expressed regret that the effect of the Workmen's Com- pensation Act would be that the mutual insurance society-which was acting exceedingly well as regarded both the company and the men-must come to an end. There would be time before the Act came into operation to con- sider whether any insurance fund could be substituted, and the men's wishes would be ascertained. Lord Stalbridge expressed a fear I that the effect of the Act would be a largely- increased cost to the comoanv. A RACING SKILL COMPETITION.'—A case was heard at the Salford Hundred Court of Record, on Wednesday, in which a collier sued the proprietors of the Umpire for the amount of a prize in a racing skill competition,' in which he claimed that he sent in a coupon containing the names of the winners of three races, in terms of the conditions laid down by the defen- dants. The defendants said the plaintiff's coupon was never received by them. The jury declared themselves satisfied that it was not received, though they believed that the plain- tiff posted it. The Judge (Mr. H. G. Shee) was also satisfied of the bona fides of both parties. He held that the defendants had constituted the Post Offiae their agent, and had chosen to run any risks which might arise from the fault of that establishment, and gave judgment for the plaintiff for the amount claimed. HIMROD'S CURE FOR ASTHMA. Established nearly a quarter of a century.—Prescribed by the Medical Faculty throughout the world. It is used as an inhalation, and without any after bad effects. Testimonials of efficacy from the late Lord Beacons- field, Miss Emily Faithful, Sir Morell Mackenzie, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Trial samples free by post. In Tins at 4s. 3d. British Depot: 46, Holbora Viaduct, London; also of Newbery Barclay, Lynch, Sanger, Edwards, May, Roberts; Thompson, Liverpool; and all Wholesale Houses.
SUPERSTITION IN MATRIMONY.…
SUPERSTITION IN MATRIMONY. ♦ In a case at Hertfort Petty Sessions, in which a wife endeavoured unsuccessfully to obtain a separation from her husband, defendant said the whole cause of the trouble was that his wife had unfortunately taken to drink, and that she was always consulting a fortune-teller. Defendant produced from a parcel a well-worn vest, and, pointing to an object which had been tacked to the cloth, inside the lining, explained that it was a charm placed there by his wife. (Loud laughter.) A neighbour had told her that when the charm withered he would die. (Renewed laughter.) The Clerk (to complainant) Did you put that in ? Complainant: Yes, I put it in to stop his jealousy, and to make him give over fighting. (Roars of laughter.) The Clerk: And this is the nineteenth cen- tury What is the charm ? Complainant: A herring bone. (Laughter.) The Clerk Any particular bone? Complainant: I don't know; it came out of a herring. (Laughter). The Clerk: And it has not had the desired effect? (Renewed laughter). Complainant: I don't know; I think not. (Laughter). The Clerk That is a great pity, as it is so cheap a charm that we might have supplied these charms free from the court,on application, for jealous husbands. (Laughter). Complainant: I don't know why it didn't work; it has succeeded in a number of other cases. (Loud laughter). The Clerk If it is possible to cure a man of his jealously so cheaply, I wonder it has not been tried before. Defendant said he had never been a bad man to his wife, but he thought it time to say something when she struck him over the head with a rolling-pin. (Laughter). The Clerk: Perhaps the charm was upside down. (Loud laughter).
DIVORCE COURT REVELATIONS.…
DIVORCE COURT REVELATIONS. ♦ In the Divorce Court on Tuesday Mrs. Melville Meade, a music hall artist, pro- fessionally known as' Lottie Jackson,' petitioned Sir F. Jeune for a dissolution of her marriage on the ground of the cruelty and adultery of her husband, J. C. Meade. The suit was undefended.—Mr. Abinger, petitioner's counsel, said the marriage took place at the parish church of Chelsea in 1892, the respondent having then no occupation, nor had he since followed any occupation. Very shortly after the marriage the respondent treated his wife with the most abominable cruelty, which culminated in a murderous attack upon her with a razor. She Dut UD her arm to avoid the blow and received a severe cut on the arm. He was brought up at the Central Criminal Court, and at the petitioner's request was treated as a first offender, the Recorder consenting to his being released upon the usual recognisances. The respondent continued his ill-treatment of the petitioner, with the result that she secured an engagement at the Cape and went out there. Previous to her going he stole her watch and chain and pawned them. During her absence he broke into her flat in London, which she had let. For this he was brought before a magistrate and bound over to keep the peace. Since her return to this country he had smashed open the front door of her house in Maddox-street and threatened her with a revolver. He was again taken before a police magistrate and again bound over to keep the peace. He had also followed her to the music-halls and threatened her. Evidence was given corroborating the cruelty and misconduct. His Lordship pro- nonnced a decree nisi, with costs. A BAD CASE. On the same day, Mrs. Emily Grace Lock- wood petitioned for a divorce from her husband, Samuel Lockwood, because of his cruelty and misconduct with three women. There was no defence.—Mr. Pritchard, in opening the case, said that the parties were married in 1883 at St Mark's Church, Cheetham Hill, and after- wards lived at Didsbury. They lived an un- happy life. On several occasions the respon- dent made himself amenable to the law, once for robbery and again for forgery. Notwith- standing these faults the petitioner was kind to him, and when he came out of prison lived with him and forgave him. He, however, treated her very cruelly and left her in 1896. As to the adultery he wrote from America, where he had eone, admitting to his wife his unfaithful- ness with several women, and, in consequence, these proceedings were instituted. The peti- tioner, in her evidence, stated that about twelve months after their wedding he was sen- tenced to eight months' imprisonment for robbery. When he came out of prison she for- gave him, and they lived together again. In 1891 she had to leave her husband owing to his cruelty, but afterwards went back to him. In June, 1892, he was sentenced to four years' imprisonmeat for forgery. He* obtained his liberty in 1896, but although they resumed their marital relations, he left her again in August, 1896, because he again got into trouble and had to leave for America. While her husband was away she supported herself by obtaining employment at a local telephone office. Evelyn Alexandra Lockwood, the thirteen-year-old daughter of the petitioner, gave evidence as to the cruelty, and evidence having also been given as to the adultery of the respondent, his Lordship granted a decree nisi. In the Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice on Wednesday, before Mr. Justice Barnes, the case of Hooton v. Hooton was heard. This was a suit in which Mrs. Edith Hooton petitioned for a divorce from her husband, Mr. Peter Hooton, whose occupation was not stated, on the ground of desertion and adultery. Mr. Barnard appeared for the petitioner, and stated that the marriage took place on the 5th June, 1880, at St. Nicholas' Church, Liverpool. The parties afterwards lived at Liverpool, and there were four children of the marriage. The husband had deserted his wife on I several occasions. In 1884 he went to America, and returned in 1885. In 1887 he took his wife back to live with him, but in 1889 there was a further separation. In 1893 he wrote a letter to his wife declining to return to her, adding "I would not sleep in a house occupied by your mother for the contents of the Bank of England." On hearing that he had been living with a Mrs. Carroll in Dorset street, the wife instituted the divorce proceedings. Mrs. Hooton having given evidence in support of counsel's statement, and stated she and her husband had lived in Morton street, evidence was given to prove that the respondent and Mrs. Ellen Carroll had been living together in Dorset street.—On this a decree nisi was granted. A BIGAMIST'S ARISTOCRATIC VICTIM. Mr. Justice Barnes the same day granted Maria Rosa Bini, who said her father was an Italian general and a count, a declaration of nullity of her marriage with a Mr. Ernest Chas. Wilkin on the ground that he had a wife living at the time of the marriage in 1892. Counsel stated that these two ladies were not the first wives respondent had had. THE KRELL SUIT. In the Krell matrimonial suit, in which petitioner, the wife, who was 20 years of age and respondent 58 at the time of the marriage, asked for a judicial separation on the ground of cruelty. Mr. Justice Barnes on Wednesday said he thought the case was not proved, and dis- missed the petition. A TILSTON SUIT. Mr. Justice Barnes had before him on Thursday the petition for a divorce of Tom Penlington, of Tilston, Cheshire, on the ground of the adultery of his wife, Emily Jessie Penlington, with the co-respondent, Thomas Gibson. The suit was undefended. It transpired that the marriage took place at the parish church, Tilston, on the 8th Nov., 1893. They afterwards resided at that place, DUt; some time after the husband had to complain of his wife's conduct. She neglected her child, and used to go out and leave it locked up in the house alone. The child was nearly starved, and in consequence of this neglect on the part of the wife the husband was nearly prosecuted. Subse- quently he handed it over to the care of his mother, and his wife continuing her conduct they agreed to separate. From that time they never cohabited, but in April this year the husband heard that his wife had had another child, of which he was told the co-respondent was the father. On the latter being taxed with the fact, he admitted it.—Mrs. Mary Griffiths, of Low Crossbill, Tilston, said she attended Mrs. Penlington in March last at her confinement, when she (respondent) admitted that Gibson was the father.—A decree niri was granted.
CARBOLIC ACID POISONING. ♦
CARBOLIC ACID POISONING. ♦ RESTRAINTS REQUIRED. On Thursday at the Liverpool City Coroner's Court, Mr. T. E. Sampson held an inquest on the body of Alice Ireland, aged 28 years, wife of James Ireland, a wheelwright, residing at Rock-view, Torr-street. From the evidence it appeared that the deceased was a steady woman, but was of a nervour temperament. On the 18th January she gave birth to twins, which only lived a few weeks. She never regained her strength after confinement, and was subject to severe pains in the head. When her husband left home on Wednesday morning to go to work deceased was left in bed. She appeared to be unwell, and he offered to send a doctor to her, but she replied that she would soon be better. Shortly after eight o'clock the deceased sent her little daughter out to play, which was a rather unusual thing for her to do. The child returned to the house at about 8.30, and not being able to gain admission, went to school. On returning to the house at noon the house was still found to be locked up, but the child climbed over the backyard wall, and on entering the house heard her mother moaning. The deceased was found lying unconscious on the bedroom floor. A police officer was summoned, and he removed the woman to the Stanley Hospital, where she died the same day from the effects of carbolic poisoning. The police officer said that he found a bottle and a cup in the kitchen of the house. There was no acid in the bottle, but some remained in the cup. There was a label on the bottle, Carbolic acid for disinfecting purposes,' but no name was affixed to show by whom it had been sold.-The Coroner said it was a pity that there was not some restraint put upon the sale of carbolic acid, which was used for a variety of purposes, and was as easily obtained as a glass of water or the purchasing of milk.—In answer to a juror, the Coroner said the seller was not bound to have his name on the bottle.—A verdict of Suicide while temporarily insane' was returned by the jury.
AUCTION SALES. -
AUCTION SALES. VALUE OF PROPERTY IN EDDISBURY. On Wednesday Mr. Cunnah offered for sale at the Royal Oak Inn, Kelsall, the dwelling- house called Vine Cottage,' together with a piece of land adjoining, containing 4a. 3r. 12p., known as The Little Field,' in the occupation of Mr. Arthur Walton. There was a large attendance in the saleroom, and the active bidding sbewed the demand for this class of property has not fallen off In this part of the county. The first bid was E600, and the property was eventually bought by Mr. John Wright, Northwich, for R765. Mr. J. G. Wright, Crewe, acted as solicitor for the vendor. A FLINTSHIRE FARM. On Wednesday evening, Mr. T. S. Adams, Auctioneer, Mold, offered for sale by auction, at the Black Lion Hotel, Mold, a farm at Tryddyn, known as Blaenau. The bidding commenced at E", and ultimately the property was knocked down to Mr. R. L. Barker, Chester, for 9695. BEESTON SMITHFIELD. Mr.. Joseph Wright sold at this Smithfield 50 beasts, 230 sheep and lambs, and 103 pigs and calves. There were over 30 good fat beasts included in the sale, the prize for the best pair being won by Mr. Barker, Spurstow; best lot sheep and lambs, Mr. Sheen, High Ash; and best four fat pigs, Mr. Walley, Egerton Green. A good clearance was made.
qtrmp anb Folunteer fletos.
qtrmp anb Folunteer fletos. It was announced on Saturday that the fol- lowing had passed and obtained a certificate at the close of the July course of the Militia and Volunteer Officers' School at Chelsea Barracks: Captain E. K. Williamson, 3rd Cheshire; Second-Lieutenant W. G. Ambrose, 3rd Cheshire and Lieutenant C. H. Flett, 1st V.B. Cheshire. 1ST CHESHIRE AND CARNARVONSHIRE VOLUN- TEER ARTILLERY.—Regimental Orders by Lieut. Colonel and Colonel H. T. Brown, commanding Headquarters, Chester, 12th August, 1897 :—1. Inspection: No. 1 Battery and No. 2 Company will parade in full dress (i.e., helmet, tunic trousers, waist belt, frog, pouch, and black boots) at the Drill Hall at three p.m. on Satur- day next, the 14th inst.; cycling, signalling and ambulance sections and bands to attend for inspection by the C.R.A., N.W.D. Leave of absence will not be granted to any membei unless under special circumstances and in the case of sickness only when supported by a medical certificate. For form of application for leave from [inspection see corp's Drill Book, Bye Laws,' page 9. 2. Medals: The Volunteer Long Service Medal will be presented to Battery-Sergeant Major R. G. Shaw, on the above parade. 3. Equip- ment All members in possession of equipment are requested to return it into store without any further delay. 4. Drills for the ensuing week: At the Drill Hall, at 7-30 p.m. in plain clothes, Repository and Signalling. 5. Detail: Duties for the ensuing week: orderly officer, lieutenant H. W. Jones orderly sergeant, Sergeant A. French.—By order, (signed), ED. FOUNTAIN, Acting Adjutant, 1st C. & C.V.A. CHESHIRE RIFLEMEN AT ALTCAa.-The following local Volunteers won prizes in the competitions named at the County of Lan- caster's Rifle Association meeting at the Altcar range on Friday :_f The- Derby'— £ 3, Colour- Sergeant J. Brown, 5th Cheshire, 34; JE1, Private H. Pemberton, 1st Cheshire, 33; ZI, Private J. J. Marr, 1st Cheshire, 33; 91, Corp. R. W. Harrison, 1st Cheshire, 32. f Leigh Challenge Cup'— £ 3, Private J. C. Pemberton, 1st Cheshire, 64; E2, Sergt. J. Campion, 1st Cheshire, 64; E2, Colour-Sergeant J. Smith, 3rd Cheshire, 63; 92, Staff-Sergeant J. J. Marr, 1st Cheshire, 63; £1, Colour-Sergeant J. Brown, 5th Cheshire, 62. The Barlow'— £ 1, Sergeant J. Campion, 1st Cheshire, 47; 91, Sergeant C. M. Sheppard, 1st Cheshire, 47; 91, Sergeant W. H. Harvev. 2nd Cheshire. 46; 91. Colour- Sergeant J. Brown, 5th Cheshire, 46; El ] Colour-Sergeant J. Smith, 3rd Cheshire, 46. All Comers' Prizes'— £ 3, Sergeant J. Campion, 1st Cheshire, 94; E3, Corp. R. W. Harrison, 1st Cheshire, 93; £ 2, Private W. T. Sprigings, 1st Cheshire, 93; £ 2, Colour-Sergeant J. Brown, | 5th Cheshire, 93; R2, Colour-Sergeant Smith, 3rd Cheshire, 93 94 Staff-Sergeant J. J. Marr, 1st Cheshire, 93; R2, Sergeant W. H. Harvey, 2nd Cheshire, 91; 92, Sergeant C. W. Sheppard, 90; 21, Major T. Woolley, 2nd Cheshire, 89; 91, Sergeant J. Cowpland, 1st Cheshire, 89; JE1, Sergeant F. E. Jones, 2nd Cheshire, 88; XI, Sergeant W. Dean, 1st C. and C.V.A., 87.
CONVINCING PROOF OF THE EFFICACY…
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RESIGNATION OF MR. JUSTICE CAva.-The Press Association states that Mr. Justice Cave, who is at present on circuit, and sat of Tuesday at Birmingham, has intimated that at the close of the present sitting of the courts he will send in his resignation. It has been known for the past year that he intended to resign. He was appointed a judge of the Queen's Bench of the High Court on the 14th March, 1881, and became entitled to retire on a pension in March, 1896. LABOUR FEDERATION IN CHESHIRE.—On Saturday it was officially intimated that a federation of trades and labour councils of Cheshire had been successfully accomplished. Northwich and district, Chester, Birkenhead, Maccleefield, Crewe and Stockport Councils, have joined, and the few outsiders are expected to co-operate. The chief objects of the amalgamation are to more successfully fight the County Council on the fair wage question, to deal with municipal matters affecting labour, and to promote a better understanding among trades unions.
MR. W. S. B. M'LAREN AND THE…
MR. W. S. B. M'LAREN AND THE SOCIALIST CHALLENGE. ♦ Mr. W. S. B. M'Laren, as the Liberal candi- date for the Crewe Division, having been invited by the Crewe branch of the Indepen- dent Labour Party to take part in a public debate on the Justice and practicability of the principles of Socialism as against the principles of Individualism,' it being suggested that he should defend the Individualist side of the question, has replied as follows:—" While I agree that such a debate would be very interest- ing, I should have this difficulty, among others, in accepting your proposal-namely, that I should not altogether be prepared to defend the Individualist side of the ques- tion. It is very much a matter of degree, and the dividing line between the two is becoming more and more indistinct. Conse- quently, I am not prepared to take up a position as an out-and-out supporter of the opposite side to yours. In a great number of cases our legis- lation is more and more becoming Socialistic, and so far apparently with good results. As to the more extreme form of it, I do not think that the public debate would be of any particular advantage, and consequently I regret that I do not see my way to accept your invitation." The Crewe branch of the Independent Labour Party then renewed the invitation to Mr. M'Laren in another form, suggesting that as he did not care to defend Individualism, would he defend the negative of the question—' Is Socialism desirable?'" Mr. M'Laren replied:—"My difficulty in complying with your request still remains the same, because if I am asked the question Is Socialism desirable ?' I should have to say that it was entirely a matter of degree; that so far as our legislation had gone in that path the result had been beneficial. I do not think therefore that it would be desirable for me to take up the cudgels against that abstract proposition."
THE OLD LOVE AND THE NEW.
THE OLD LOVE AND THE NEW. A Paris correspondent writes :-There was a lively and exciting scene in the Bois de Boulogne on Tuesday evening, what time the moon was shining among the lesser stars, and nature generally was in complete harmony with sentiments of romance and repose. Among the couples sauntering amid leafy avenues, whis- pering soft nothings to each other, was a good- looking and well-dressed gentleman with a pretty and fascinating young woman on his arm. They were walking along, enjoying the balmy atmosphere and their own society, when suddenly a figure loomed before them, bran- dishing a revolver. The sentimental journey was at once brought to a prompt and tragic termination. They had not re- covered from their surprise at the apparition, when the cry Ah' there you are" resounded in their ears, followed a moment later by the report of fire- arms. The gentleman fell the ground with a shattered shoulder, while the girl I I 1 I -1 witn wnom ne naa Deen snunwnug iicu iu terror from the spot. Good Samaritans, in the shape of sundry passers-by, raised him from the earth, and presently he was being conveyed to his abode in Paris. As for the woman who had so unkindly disturbed bis romantic tHe-à-tête, she was no more to be seen, for she had betaken herself, with the utmost despatch, to the office of the nearest commisary of police. While shedding copious tears, she related that she had done the deed in obedience to an irresistible impulse, prompted by the green-eyed monster. She was the real and original friend of the gentleman whom she had wounded, and she had been unable to endure the spectacle of his romantic walk with a bewitching rival. She has been detained in custody, while the hero of this unpleasant adventure is recovering as best he can from a wound which will long impress on him the truth of the saying that it is better to be off with the old love before one is on with the new.
MARRYING AN AUNT. 4
MARRYING AN AUNT. 4 STRANGE COMPLICATIONS. At the London Bankruptcy Court, on Wed- nesday, the case of A. B. Creeke, the younger, came on for hearing, the debtor being a solicitor who, since February, 1894, had prac- tised at various addresses in London. About 1883 he married a lady who was (erroneously, as it afterwards appeared) supposed to be a widow. There was one daughter issue of the marriage. The lady subsequently learned that her husband was in fact alive, and she and the bankrupt thereupon separated. The insolvency was ascribed to the debtor's liability under a deed of covenant into which he had entered for the payment of JE1 a week for the maintenance of his daughter. Being unable to keep up the payments, the lady (the mother ot the child) presented the petition on which the receiving order was founded. The Official Receiver reported that the assets were not sufficient for the payment of 10s. in the pound. The senior official receiver said that since the filing of his report he had received an offer of JE20 for the estate. The liabilities, about L500, represented the bankrupt's liability under the deed of covenant.—Mr. Bartley Dennis appeared for the petitioning creditor, and opposed the application on various grounds. Mr. Lincoln Reed represented the bankrupt.—Mr. Dennis urged that the object of the bankruptcy was to get rid of the liability under the deed.—The Registrar: You can hardly allege that when your client brought the bankruptcy about. (Laughter.)—Mrs. Ledgard was called, and stated that in 1883, believing then that she was a widow, she married the bankrupt. They separated in 1887 on learning that her husband was alive. In October, 1891, Mr. Creeke executed a deed in her favour, covenanting to pay JE1 a week for the sup- port of their daughter, and he then married again. In 1895 another deed was executed in substitution for the one of October, 1891. Since December, 1895, she had only received -911 from the bankruDt under the deed executed in that year.—On cross-examination by Mr. Lincoln Reed, the witness said that her husband was the bankrupt's uncle. She believed when she married the bankrupt that her husband was not alive. He had then left her for five years.-Mr. Lincoln Reed: You were 10 years older than the bankrupt when you married him. Did you not then tell him that your husband was dead P—Mrs. Ledgard asserted that the bankrupt had as much knowledge of the subject as herself, and she declined to be cross-questioned in this way.—Mr. Lincoln Reed: When you married you were 33 and he only 23 years of age, and it may therefore be assumed that you had considerable influence over the bankrupt.—The Official Receiver said he hoped that the time of the Court would not be con&umed in threshing out a private quarrel. Mr. Lincoln Reed said his object was to shew that there had been no moral turpitude on the bankrupt's part, and that he had done all in his power to support his daughter. He would not, however, go any further into the personal matters. It appeared that the bankrupt had paid upwards of X500 for the benefit of the child, and it was submitted, so far as he was concerned, that the case was one of misfortune. It was his intention to act as fairly as he had acted in the past.—Ultimately the discharge was granted on the bankrupt consenting to a judgment for L300 to be set aside out of his future earnings. I
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