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Agriculture* THB HARVEST. It aJmost goes without saying that the recent harvest is still largely occupying the attention of the agricultural world, as well as those who are concerned in operations in bread stuffs and the corn trade generally. It is not, however, until it begins to touch the pockets of con- sumers that public attention is arrested as to the more immediate issue, as has been the case of late. In this respect it would seem that the recent excitement has quieted down, now that a calmer survey of the situation has been taken, and farmers who were holding out for 40s. a quarter are not likely to realise their expectations. A good supply of wheat in fair condition is finding its way into the markets, and on the whole prices were lower on the week by Is. and Is. 6d., selling at 33s. to 34s. per quarter. But badly off as we have deemed ourselves in this country, we are not the worst. From St. Petersburg the latest crop reports indicate that seventeen of the Kussian provinces win De affected by this year's bad harvest, which it is feared will make itself felt even next year, inasmuch as the drought which destroyed the standing crops this summer has prevented the sowing of winter corn over a large area, especially in the seventeen provinces mentioned. In official circles as well as among the general public some consolation is found in the enormous reserve stocks of grain which Russia has accumulated, and which, if need be, might be sent to the distressed districts to save the people from starving. Nevertheless, the peasants cannot fail to be ruined for several years, as owing to the scarcity of grain they will not be able to raise sufficient money with which to buy the other necessaries of life.— From Buenos Ayres it is stated that crop prospects in Argentina are more promising than has been previously reported. Locust are late this season and have caused little damage. The Crop and Weather Bureau of the United States Department of Agriculture, in its weekly report, says that the past week has been favourable for ripening and securing the crops, but in some sections the weather has been too dry for fallowing the land and seeding the fall grain. Exceptionally warm weather in the first half of the month has matured the maize crop rapidly, and has placed nearly the whole of the crop beyond injury from frost. Owing to drought in some of the more important States, the grain, particularly of the late crop, did not fill well, and reports indicate much of it will be chaff. Cutting is practically complete in some of the more important States. According to the Times, grain of high quality, as measured by weight per bushel, will probably be rare this season. There is a general im- pression that the crop of wheat grown this year in the United Kingdom will be more valuable than that in 1896. In the aggregate it will, un- doubtedly, sell for more money, since it has been raised upon an area upwards of 200,000 acres greater than that of last year. The 1896 crop, estimated at thirty-two million hundredweight, is valued at X13,762,000, after allowing for grain of inferior quality, and for grain retained for seed, thus giving to last year's crop a value of £7 10s. 5d. per acre. This year's crop is valued at X15,235,000, giving an average value of JE7 8s. 2d. per acre, shewing-even on so favourable an assumption as an average price of 98 per ton for the 1897 crop-a balance of 2s. 3d. per acre against this year's crop. Samples of this year's grain are already re- marked for their extreme variety in the corn markets, and for the unusual premium they put upon the selective ability of buyers. On the whole, the markets tend to confirm the opinion that wheat is not so good as that of last year, even where wet was escaped. But such samples are up to the average in weight, and previous estimates of the quantity are confirmed. THE FUTURE OF BRITISH AGRICULTURE. Sir James Blyth, of Blythwood, Essex, presi- dent of the British Dairy Farmers' Association, has written a long letter the Times on this sub- ject, and has published the same in pamphlet form. So far as we can observe, however, the writer advances nothing new. He remarks that it would appear that thoughtful men recognise that there is now only one way in which agri- culture can be made a profitable industry- namely, by the skilful application of scientific knowledge to the production of the best com- modities that can be grown and produced on British soil, especially where proximity to the consumer gives us an advantage over the foreigner. In the multiplication of agricul- tural colleges, of dairy schools, creameries, and factories, the proper marketing of perishable goods, the improvement of our live stock, and by seeing that every grain of seed of every variety, every plant of every kind, every animal of every species, is of the best possible type for propagation and reproduction, this kingdom may in reality become the nursery-ground of everything that is choicest in corn, cattle, or produce." We have heard of this for the thousandth time, and it is very true; and if Sir James Blyth or anybody else could wave a magic wand over the country, transforming all our farmers into bright, intelligent, and thoughtful beings with plenty of capital at command, it would be a consummation devoutly to be wished. There is no doubt we are moving on in the direction hinted at, but progress, from many causes, is slow, as well as while much of the advice is pretty in theory, a great deal of it is imprac- ticable, at least for the present, in many parts of the country. After dealing with the ques- tion of wheat and its price, Sir James concludes by stating that there are other directions in which British agriculturists can profitably engage, notably in the breeding of pedigree stock and in the production of milk, butter, cream and cheese, poultry, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, for which latter articles we pay the foreigner over X40,000,000 annually that by producing even 10 per cent. of these com- modities the farmer, besides being compensated for the present boom in wheat, would per- manently improve his position and that by further development of these industries, under economic conditions, both as regards the more scientific adaptation of land to the growth of everything it will most profitably yield; by improved conditions of tenure in the direction of ownership—since in many places land is already let at little more than prairie value— and by the removal of excessive rates and taxes, the future of the agriculturists of the kingdom may be materially improved, even should their former position not be altogether restored. Sir James Blyth also supports the idea of State-aid to cattle-breeding. DISEASES OF ANIMALS. The statistics compiled by the Board of Agriculture under the Diseases of Animals Act shew that during the week ended Sept. 18th three cattle were slaughtered in three counties as suspected of pleuro-pneumonia, but on post-mortem examination were found to be free from the disease. During the week 22 outbreaks of swine fever occurred, and 938 pigs were slaughtered as diseased or exposed to infection. In the corresponding weeks last year the numbers were 85 and 1,283. There were 7 outbreaks of anthrax, attacking 9 animals, these numbers being the same as last year; 28 outbreaks of glanders, attacking 43 animals, against 19 and 27 last year; 3 cases of rabies in dogs were reported, against 4 last year. THE STORM IN ESSEX. In connection with the Essex Storm Relief Fund, the Rev. F. A. Adams, of Doddinghurst Rectory, Brentwood, writes to say that a wide- spread sympathy has brought in a sum approaching £50,000: which has enabled him and other local friends to distribute as much as X4 an acre in the most necessitous cases.' He adds I need not attempt to describe the pleasure and delight of a man who regarded him- self ruined at the receipt of such a sum. It has simply saved the recipients, for without relief their homes must have been lost." It will be remembered that in less than 15 minutes the storm swept the corn harvest (besides doing other fearful damage) from over 15,000 acres of land. A new margarine law has been passed in Germany. One of its principal provisions is the prohibition of the introduction into margarine of any ingredient which will alter its colour or its properties. This applies to 'filled' cheese also.
ALTRINCHAM AGRICULTURAL SHOW. LOCAL PRIZE WINNERS. The 36th annual show of the Altrincham Agricultural Society was held at Devisdale, Bowdon, on Thursday, and proved eminently successful. The record of the society has been one of steady progress. Twelve years ago there were only 2,345 entries; this year the record was again beaten with 3,395, an increase of 32 upon last year. No less a sum than Xl,250 was offered in prizes, in addition to which special cups were presented by the county gentry. Horticultural exhibits are also included in the scope of the society's prize list, and to show the extent of the exhibition it will be sufficient to mention that horned cattle attracted 140 entries, heavy horses 130, light horses 194, turnouts 84, hunters 33, sheep 20, pigs 54, goats 30, dogs 370, poultry 320, pigeons 742, rabbits and cats 281, roots and grain 296, and implements 468. The show ground at Devisdale is admirably adapted for the purpose, and the committee, of which Mr. Wm. Graham Was the secretary, can be con- gratulated upon the completeness of their arrangements. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Martin Cornwall., Legh, the president for the year, took a deep personal interest in the large amount of detailed work which must be gone through, and not the least interested and pleased of the visitors to the showyard was the respected patron of the society, Earl Egerton of Tatton. Last year it will be remembered the weather was unpropitious, and this had a rather disas- trous effect upon the attendance. On Thursday, however, a beautiful morning attracted people from all parts of the surrounding district, and from Manchester in large numbers. A sharp shower of rain about noon threatened again to mar the proceedings, but it soon cleared away, and the remainder of the day was as fine as could be desired. The trains from Northwich and other places between Chester and Altrin- cham were densely crowded, and, despite the counter-attraction of Manchester Races, Cottonopolis contributed a large proportion of the visitors. Up to three o'clock 15,000 people passed the turnstiles, and this number must have been considerably increased before the gates were closed at five o'clock. Altogether the exhibition was pronounced on all hands the most successful ever held by the society, and its claim as one of the very best one-day shows of the kind in England still remains unshaken. In the cattle section, which was slightly stronger than last year, the principal exhibitor was Mr. T. Atkinson, of Bury, a tenant farmer, who has won honours at most of the East Lancashire exhibitions, and who was also well to the front at the county show at Barrow. His roan bull, Master Ailesbury, which has had a remarkable run of success, was an easy first in the class for bulls over two years old. Mr. S. W. Gould, Lymm, carried off the premier award for a pair of cows with animals which gained the championship at Middlewich last week. In Channel Islands cattle Mr. T. P. Taylor, Preston Brook, took the two principal prizes, while of Jerseys Mr. A. L. Goodson, Knutsford, was a very successful exhibitor. Shorthorns confined to the district saw the winners in the open class again successful, while Mr. R. Clarke, Warburton, won in the older bulls, cows in milk, and in the heifer class, with some really capital specimens. Mr. S. S. Raingill, Ringway, was also very success- ful with his dairy stock. The shire horses were as fine a collection as has ever been seen at a Cheshire show, attribu- table no doubt in a large degree to the encouragement offered to horse breeding by Earl Egerton of Tatton. On the contrary light horses were somewhilt disappointing, with the exception perhaps of hunters. In the heavy departnpent Mr. J. Lindley, of Cumberworth, headed the list with his entire stallion Mere Tim, a three-year-old, which, among other successes, won at Worsley, and has had a long run of prize-taking. Earl Egerton, however, captured most of the awards in the draught section, his Tatton Victor, a promising youngster, beating Mr. Hardy's Mere Harold, a son of Harold, which won at Middlewich. Mr. Lees Knowles, M.P.'s well-known mare Jenny was placed before an equally well-known brood mare Calceolaria, owned by the executors of E. Charnock, Fazakerley. Earl Egerton came out first. in the one and three-year-old classes with typical specimens of the Tatton Park breed. In the two-year-old class, however, his lordship was beaten by one of his own tenants, Mr. N. Pennington, Bollington. The local classes were well filled with animals of the type required for town work, there being quite a scarcity of the weedy sort. That leader of Derbyshire thoroughbred breeding, Mr. H. Haslewood, failed to gain the top place with Par-ci-par-la, which possesses all his old fire, but was placed behind The Dale, a lengthy and smart son of Fare, belonging to Mr. H. M. Wilson, Middlewich. Dane Canute, Mr. Lees Knowles's roadster stallion, shewed his strength and pace to much greater advantage than Lord Egerton's Tatton Muster, which stands in need of discipline, but is built on approved lines and has fashionable blood in his veins. Charming May, Mr. Lees Knowles's typical brood mare, and her foal were favourably noticed, whilst a show-yard favourite, Mr. A. L. Goodson's Lady Stuart, again obtained the eye of the judges. Messrs. Cockayne Brothers, of Sheffield, won in the yearlings with Hyde Park and in the two- year-olds with Kensington, both animals moving with true hackney stylishness. Mr. Lees Knowles also swept the decks with his three- year-old filly by Agility. In hunters Mr. H. M. Wilson's Florian Matron was the leader, and in two-year-olds Tarporley, the Middlewich geld- ing that has practically never been defeated, romped home an easy winner. In this class Mr. W. Horsfall, Chester, was com- mended for his taking filly The Duchess. Another local exhibitor in the person of Mr. G. Piatt, Eaton, Tarporley, was to the front in the three-year-olds, capturing the red rosette with Victor by Bold Marshall. First Flight, by Balguhadar, owned by the Keynsham Stud Company, won in the polo pony mares, and in entires Mr. G. N. Mid wood, of Tabley, left the ring with the red rosette on the neck of his son of Rosewater, which beat for first place Rock Salt, a son of Pepper and Salt, belonging to Mr. M. Kennedy, Chester. Mr. S. Isherwood, of Dunscar, near Bolton, won in the heavy-weight hunters with his chestnut Sterling, and Captain Featherstonhaugh, Tarporley, took first and cup in the up to 12-stone carriers. There was a very fine collection of sheep, and in this department Mr. J. Cheers, of Barrow, near Chester, and Mr. J. W. Ken worthy, Kelsall, swept the boards. The former took four firsts in the long wool classes, and the latter four firsts and a special with some grand specimens of the short wool breed. In a cheese-producing county like Cheshire it was to be expected that considerable attention would be devoted to this department. The com- petition was scarcely so marked as one would like to have seen, but the judges considered that the quality of the cheese exhibited was excellent. The bulk shewn was of a good, firm, well-keeping nature, preference being given to the coloured lots. There were several local classes, but in those open to the county many of the best known cheesemakers in Cheshire competed. For three coloured cheese, 501b. or over, Mr. John Hobson, Nantwich, who has won many prizes this year, came first with a specially fine exhibit, good in colour, clean in flavour, and of excellent texture. Mr. G. Platt, Eaton, Tarporley, was a good second, Mr. H. Denson, Poulton, Wrexham, being given a reserve card, and Mr. P. Dutton, Huxley, a v.h.c. In white cheese, 501b. or over, there were only few entries, but what was shewn was of superior quality, and each lot took a card. The premier honours went to Mrs. J. Watson, Har- grave, with three very fine meaty cheeses, which would be good keepers. Mr. J. Hobson, Nantwich, was second and reserve, Mr. R. Prescott, Aston-by-Budworth, v.h.c., and Mrs. T. Peacock, Hargrave, h.c. In the class under 501b. Mr. J. Platt, Tarporley, ewll deserved the first place, beating his neighbour, Mr. T. Green way. Third place was occupied by Mr. J. Hobson, Audlem, while Mr. J. Brown, Ashley, secured the reserve card, and Mr. G. H. Gerrard, Tarvin Sands, and Mr. J. Tickle, Aston- by-Budworth, were both highly commended. Butter was also a first-class display, the awards in the open class being as follows:—1, J. Lewis, Oakmere; 2, Mrs. T. Jackson, Worleston; 3 and 4, Mrs. France, Tarporley; v h c, Mrs. J. Stokes, Tarporley h c, Mrs. Okell (Barrow), W. Howard (Tottington), and Miss Hadfield (Dukinfield): There was an exceedingly fine display of poultry. Perhaps two of the best classes were Plymouth Rocks and Wyandottes, and in the for- mer Mr. A. Poly-Didier, Gresford, was eminently successful. As usual, the dog tent attracted a large number of visitors, and here the local winners included Mrs. A. J. Gerrard, Malpas, who was first with her Irish wolfhound in the novice class. Messrs. Dicksons Limited, Chester, the well known nurserymen, were as usual represented by a stand. THE LUNCHEON. EARL EGERTON ON BRITISH FARMING. At the luncheon, which was served in a marquee on the ground, Colonel Legh, the president of the society, occupied the chair. After the loyal toasts had been honoured, The Hon. ALAN DE TATTON EGERTON, M.P., proposed Success to the Altrincham Agricul- tural Society,' and congratulated the society on its increasing prosperity. The CHAIRMAN, in responding, said the society was prospering in every way. There was a time when it was at rather a low ebb, but they could now boast that there was no provincial society better than theirs-in fact, it could hold its own against any other show in England. They heard a great deal about agricultural depression in other parts of the country, but he could say with honesty that in Cheshire they were better off than any other county in England. That, he maintained, was something for which they ought to be thankful. From what he could hear they had had a g*od hay harvest, and although at first the weather seemed to be against them, a fine week came, and they got in their crops in fairly good order. Mr. LEES KNOWLES, M.P., in submitting the toast of the Patron of the Society, Earl Egerton of Tatton,' said that he was an exemplary landlord in the matter of doing his duty to his tenants. (Applause.) Earl EGERTON of TATTON, who was heartily received, said he was pleased to know that the society had prospered by leaps and bounds. It was quite clear that British farmers could not compete with the foreigner in regard to quantity of stock, as they had the whole world competing against them, but they could compete with them in regard to quality. That was the point he would urge upon them. It was no use having anything in this country except it was of the very best. They must be an example to all other nations in the matter of raising stock and cultivating crops. From all parts of the world people came to this country to replenish their breed of horses, cattle, and sheep, and so long as they could produce stock as good as they had seen that day he believed agriculture would flourish in this country. He would like to join in congratulating Cheshire on having been able, both by her crops and the prices obtained for cheese, to hold a position which was not un- remunerative in the agriculture of England. If they were to compete with the foreigners in regard to cheese, he felt certain it must be of the very best quality. The Cheshire County Council was endeavouring to give an oppor- tunity to all farmers of studying the best means of making their own cheese. If these and other opportunities were only taken advan- tage of by the rising generation, he was sure they would keep up the high standard of English farming, and one which would be a credit to themselves and to their landlords. He believed the landlords were willing to help any tenant who did his duty, and that they endeavoured to assist him in bringing his farm to the most prosperous condition possible. He himself had been largely assisted by his tenants, many of whom he was glad to see at the show that day. (Applause.) The toast of the Town and Trade of Altrincham' was afterwards given by Mr. C. DISRAELI, M.P., and responded to by the MAYOR of ALTRINCHAM (Mr. F. R. B. Lindsell).
MACCLESFIELD AND THE CHESHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. ALLEGED DELIBERATE SNUB. A meeting of the Macclesfield and District Chamber of Agriculture was held in the Town Hall, Macclesfield, on Tuesday, Mr. Jabez Wright (chairman) presiding.—The Mayor of Macclestield laid before the meeting a letter which he had received from Mr. Beckett, the secretary to the Cheshire Agricultural Society, asking permission for a deputation to wait upon him with a view of considering the advisability of holding the next show of the Cheshire Agri- cultural Society at Macclesfield.—Mr. R. Brown, the secretary to the Chamber, said that in 1890 Macclesfield was approached with a view to the annual show of that year being held there. The question was taken up most enthusiastically, and Macclesfield, with the then Mayor (Alder- man T. Crew) at its head, raised the guarantee fund, about 9200 or X300, made all preparations, settled upon the ground, and appointed a local committee. A few days before the local committee was to have met the County Committee, however, influence was brought to bear in favour of the show being held at Congleton, with the result that Macclesfield, after finding the money and making all preparations for the show, was deliberately snubbed and insulted and held us up to contumely. The gentlemen who had been foremost in the matter in Macclesfield then and there decided that if ever the Cheshire Agricul- tural Society wanted to come to Macclesfield again they would be the first to oppose it, and he (Mr. Brown) was perfectly convinced that if the society wanted to come to Macclesfield they would have considerable difficulty in raising the guarantee fund.—Ultimately the following resolution was passed:—" This Chamber, having heard from the Mayor that a deputation is about to wait upon his Worship with respect to the holding of the Cheshire Agricultural Society's Show in Macclesfield, is of opinion- seeing that there is now a most successful Agricultural Society in the district, whose show is annually held in Adlington Park—that there is no need for the holding of an additional show in Macclesfield, and that it would not be in the interests of existing organisations to invite the Cheshire Agricultural Society to hold its show here."
AN UNPRINCIPLED SCOUNDREL. ♦ A man giving the name of Henry Morton was charged at Hastings on Wednesday with aiding and abetting May Morton in begging at St. Leonards. In a letter to the Mayor the prisoner expressed regret, saying he was of good family, and this was the first time he had been in prison.—The Chief Constable said he had received from the London police a report to the effect that the man's name was Eugene Mason, and he was formerly in the employment of a cycle manufacturer at Holborn. About six months ago he left this place and started a business of his own, and there he defrauded nearly every person with whom he bad transactions. While he was there he made the acquaintance of a young woman, and on the 7th of October went through a form of mar- riage with her at the Registry Office. He lived with her until November 6 of the same year, during which time he pawned all the articles of value the woman possessed, and left her with only a few things. He was charged at the Marlborough-street Police Court with stealing the articles, which were returned, and, the wife interceding, be was discharged. The reports from different places where he had lived shewed him to be a very bad fellow. The I prisoner lived for some time at Eastbourne, where he occupied apartments, and left without paying the rent. There he made the acquaint- ance of the female prisoner, who was a domestic servant named Alice Vidler, the daughter of respectable parents. They stated that she left home about a month ago, saying she was going to a situation at Brighton. A number of letters were found on the prisoner from different women addressed in terms of warmest affection. The male prisoner was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour, and the woman, who was advised to go home to Eastbourne, to only a day's imprisonment.
At a meeting at Oswestry the Guardians again appointed Mrs. Price as relieving officer. There were 28 candidates. Mr. Chaplin has twice refused to sanction her appointment, and the question was on two occasions raised in the House of Commons. The Women's Rights Association has now taken the matter up, and the decision of the Local Government Board will be contested. A deputation was also ap- pointed to wait upon the President. IMPORTANT TO LOCAL AUTHORITIES. The Local Government Board have decided a ques- tion of considerable importance as affecting the power and rights of a Town Council. The Blandford Town Authority gave a tradesman permission to bring out his shop window over the pavement some 15in. to 18in. to be in a line with like windows on either side. The County Council, who contribute towards the main- tenance of the highway, demanded that the projection should be removed, deeming it an encroachment on the public footway. The Town Council refused to comply, considering the power and rights given them by Act of Parliament had not been abrogated by alliance with the County Council for the maintenance of the main roads. The latter body withheld the sum of £31 due in respect of the portion of the highway in question until the window was displaced. The result of the dispute was an appeal to the Local Government Board, who I have supported the Town Council, and ordered the County Authority to pay the sum withheld and the cost of the inquiry.
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EDUCATION IN WALES. ———*——— A CONTRAST. Speaking at the opening of the Llanelly Intermediate and Technical College on Tuesday evening, Sir Lewis Morris said that the pro- ceedings that day took him back fifteen or sixteen years, to the time when Lord Emlyn, Professor Rhys, the late Lord Aberdare, Mr. Henry Richard, and himself went through the length and breadth of Wales, and found her educationally barren from Dan to Beersheba. There had been a great change since then, and at present there were no fewer than seventy- five of these intermediate Colleges in full working order in Wales and Monmouthshire. It was now their duty to consider what were the dangers which beset them in the light of the establishment of this system of education. For his part, if he thought that the sole result of their labours in this direction would be to increase competition in the crowded employ- ments and callings, such as journalism, litera- ture, and teaching, or to increase the number of clerks who were being remunerated at less than the earnings of an average artisan, then he would be forced to the conclusion that the education would be a very dubious blessing. He was glad to find, however, that the County Councils had been alive to their responsibilities in the preparation of the schemes for the regulation of these intermediate schools. If this country was to maintain its great empire, it would be done by an intelligent population of artisans in Great Britain. Perseverance was, he said, the real secret of success. They must not expect any extraordinary results from these schools. What they should pro- duce, if possible, was the highest average, and not any great solitary mountain peaks. They should raise the general level of intelligence, and if they did that, they were sure of success.
POLITICAL DUEL IN AUSTRIA. 0 THE PREMIER WOUNDED. A duel with pistols was fought on Saturday morning between Count Badeni, the Austrian Premier, and Herr Wolf, of the German National Party. The encounter arose out of a discussion in Friday's sitting of the Lower House of the Reichsath, in the course of which Herr Wolf used the word 'rascality' in reference to the Premier's action. Count Badeni regarded this expression as reflecting upon his honour, and consequently sent a challenge te the Deputy. The conditions of the meeting were that smooth-bore pistols should be used, and that three shots should be exchanged at 25 paces, the combatants firing simul- taneously on each occasion. Count Badeni was wounded at the first exchange of shots. The bullet entered his right arm at the wrist, and travelling upwards lodged in the upper arm. The duel was immediately stopped, and Count Badeni before leaving the field shook hands with his opponent. In the course of the morning the bullet was successfully extracted, and the doctors anticipate that the Premier will be restored to health within a week. His family knew nothing of the encounter until he returned home wounded. One of the first callers after the duel was Count Goluchowski, the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The nature of the Premier's wound will allow him to attend to the transaction of public business. The Emperor Francis Joseph has again sent a telegram expressing his sincerest and warmest sympathy, and his Majesty has also askod to be informed by telegram of Count Badeni's con- dition, and that news of his progress towards recovery should be sent to him continually.
THE WINDSOR MURDER. + A CORRESPONDENT'S CURIOUS STORY. A correspondent who was engaged at Windsor in a journalistic capacity during the Queen's reign celebrations, writes in reference to the murder of Emma Johnson:—"At the time of the recent rejoicings I had to investigate as best I might a number of extraordinary assaults on persons using the road from Windsor to Maiden- head in each case the assailant escaped. The assaults were of such an apparently aimless description that I came to the conclusion they were the work of a maniac. Late one night, while walking to Windsor, near the residence of the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, where Lady F. Dixie formerly lived, and where by a coinci- dence she was so strangely assaulted some years ago, a man passed me without responding to my Good night/ He passed and repassed me several times. Then he came up in front and stared in my face in a most peculiar manner. I said,, Hallo who are you ?" but he did not answer. He walked off, and returned, and again he did not answer but walked on again. Coming back, he walked by the side of me without speaking. As I was growing a little appre- hensive, I threatened him if he did not get on about his business. At last he dashed off and I saw no more of him. I felt sure at the time he was a little weak mentally. If the Surly Hall tragedy is a lunatic's work, this man is probably the perpetrator. He had a bullet head, was about 5 feet 8 inches in height, was well dressed, and active."
A DOUGLAS VISITOR'S DRIVE INTO THE COUNTRY. ♦ John Elliott, car proprietor, was charged at Douglas, on Friday, with unlawfully assaulting James Cameron, a Scotch visitor, and Agnes M'Gill, of Dublin, on a lonely road three miles from Douglas. Cameron hired the defendant to drive himself and the other complainant. The defendant drove them into the country, when he stopped the car, got inside, and attempted to in- decently assault the woman. Cameron inter- fered, whereupon the defendant knocked him down, cut him over the eye, and afterwards re- peatedly assaulted him. Cameron lost his watcbguard, subsequently found on the road. A 95 note was also lost, and had not been found. Defendant drove away with the woman, leaving Cameron on the ground. Subsequently Cameron walked into the town, and gave information to the police, who arrested the defendant. Cameron said he gave the defendant no provocation, and had not been drinking. The defendant alleged that Cameron was behaving indecently to the woman, who was crying Murder,' but this was strongly denied. Agnes M'Gill corroborated Cameron's statement. She denied the allega- tion of indecency alleged by the defendant, and said the latter, when he had his knee on Cameron's breast, put his hand in his pockets. She said the defendant left Cameron behind on the road, and tried to assault her. Cameron's face was covered with blood. The Stipendiary said there was no doubt an assault had been committed on the parties, no matter who they were, though not of an aggravated nature.—Defendant was fined £1 and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment.
MORAL MURDER. 0 A CRUEL CASE. A particularly distressful suicide, caused by a lover's heartless conduct, has been investi- gated by Deputy-Coroner E. N. Wood at the Rotberhithe Coroner's Court. The deceased was Elizabeth Hack, aged twenty-five years, late a stay presser, and living at 43, Dale-road, Canning Town. From th6 evidence it appeared that she had been keeping company with an ironworker named William Hewson, residing at 49, Suther- land-road, Plaistow, for the past eighteen months. When nearing her confinement, she asked him to marry hei or promise to support her in her trouble. He would not consent to do either, and the poor girl, in her dilemma, committed suicide in the Thames. Before destroying herself, however, she wrote to a woman with whom she had lodged saying she could not bear 'that man's hard heart any longer.' She was tired of life, and would commit suicide, and her body would be found in the Thames, off Woolwich. It was recovered from the river on Sunday morning, off Enthoven's Wharf, Rotherhithe. A brother stated that on learning of his sister's condition and her lover's conduct he gave Hewson a thrashing. Hewson summoned him for the assault, but the magistrate, on hearing the case, dismissed the summons. William Hewson, in answer to the coroner, admitted that he was the cause of the deceased's trouble. When she asked him to marry or support her he did not take much notice. He did not tell the girl or anybody else that he was a married man, and therefore could not marry her. He was single. The jury returned a verdict 'That deceased committed suicide while mentally deranged, caused by the wicked and treacherous conduct of William Hewson.' The Coroner severely censured Hewson, telling him he had hounded the woman to death, and was morally guilty of murder.
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