FAMOUS WAR WRITER. DEATH OF MR. BENNETT BURLEIGH Mr. Bennett Burleigh, the famous war correspondent, died yesterday at Bexhill. No war correspondent had seen so much of warfare under varying conditions as Mr. Burleigh. A Glasgow man by birth, Mr. Bennett I Burleigh took part in the American Civil War fifty years ago, and had the experience of being twice sentenced to death. The military training he received during the civil war was invaluable to him as a newspaper correspondent. This role is supposed to be non-combative, but Mr Bur- leigh saved a British square from crumpling up in the Soudan by exposing himself, and crying :—Now, boys, give it to them Give it to tl,,em Hurrah" On more than one occasion he sought to enter the more peaceful atmosphere of the House of Commons, but his candidature was not attended with success. He was more at home on the battlefield, where he had many narrow escapes from death, but where, at any rate, he experi- enced many a crowded hour of desperate strife. His opinions on military matters commanded the respect and attention of the professional. One of his best scoops probably was hie interview with Joubert on the eve of the iast South African war. The slow troop train by which he was travelling was over- taken by a special, on which Joubert and his staff were going to the front. Burleigh waited till it was just moving out of the station, and then bluffed the stationmarster into stopping it by signal, telling him that he had been left behind. The special stopped, and Burleigh got on board, to be congratulated heartily by Jou- bert on his enterprise, and to get from the Boer generalissimo a capital interview. A laconic message from R. Bennett Bur- leigh to his paper, "Returning," was the first definite intimation that peace was as- sured.
ONE DAV3 ABSENCE. DOES IT CONSTITUTE BREACH OF COLLIERS' CONTRACT? Does one day's absence without notice from the pit constitute a breach of colliery contracts between owners and men? This was the point raised in a case which came before the justices at Wrexham on Tues- day, when four pit loadmen, named Thoe. Steen, Samuel Evans, Thomas Williams, and Peter Lloyd, employed at the Bersham Colliery, were summoned by their employ- ers for leaving work without notice, and 10s. damages were claimed from each de- fendant. Mr. Acton, on behalf of the company, stated that owing to the defendants' action the colliery was rendered idle on May 11, and the company were involved in a loss of hundreds of pounds. The company al- ways observed the rule with regard to fourteen days, but unfortunately their em- ployees were not so particular in this re- spect. The defendants returned to work on the following day. A discussion ensued as to whether one day's absence constituted a breach of con- tract, and as the written contract of service had not been produced by the colliery, the proceedings were adjourned for a fortnight to enable the complainants to produce it.
Births, Marriages and Deaths. MARRIAGES. DYKIXS—DOYLE.—On the 13th instant, at St. David's Welsh Church, Liver- pool, by the Rev. R. D. Hughes, M.A., Vicar, Charles, youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dykins, Llanerch- ymor, Holywell, to Nellie, third daugh- ter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. Pem- berton, Liverpool. PRYDDEIiCH—PIERCE.—On June 17th, at Holyhead, Mr. John Prydderch to Mrs. Elizabeth Pierce, Mumforth-st., Flint. DEATHS. DRURY.—On the 16th" inet., at 7, Alyn terrace, Pontblyddyn, William Drury, aged 30 years. GOSS.—On the 11th inst., at Pantygog, Gwernymynydd, Mold, Thomas Goss, aged 70 years. GARSTO-N.-Oii the 14th inst., at 20, New Row, Leeswood, Thoe. Garston, aged 67 years. HUXLEY.—On the 11th inst., Mr. Edward Huxley, of Oldham House, Greenfield, Holywell, aged 57 years. JONES.—On the 13th inst., at 3, Rock Cottage, Hendre, Cilcen, Thomas Jones, aged 58 years. JONES.—On the 13th inst., at 158, Lough- borough Park, Brixton, Edward Jones (for upwards of 40 years with Messrs. L. and R. STorley), aged 82 years. WILLIAMS.—On the 9th inst, at Glan- dyfrdwy, Ffynnongroew, Holywell, Mr. Robt. WTilliams, formerly postmaster of Mostyn, aged 80 years. ACKNOWLEDGMENT. Mrs. Huxley desires to thank all friends for floral tributes and kind expressions of sympathy shown towards her in her recent bereavement. Oldham House, Greenfield.
GOODS TRAIN ON FIRE. It, was found at Colwyn Bay yesterday that a portion of a down goods train was on fire. As the train emerged from the Llysfaen tunnel it was enveloped in dense volumes of smoke, and investigation revealed that two trucks and their contents situated next to the guard's van were in flames. The station fire brigade and the town brigade succeeded in putting out the fire.
A FAMILY VERDICT. Here is a story of an unexpected acquit- tal told by the late Sir Frank Lockwood against himself "When on circuit he had been defending a prisoner, and although he had done his best for him he thought that the case was hopeless, and he wa,s immensely sua-prised when- the man was acquitted. "On returning to London Frank Lock- wood saw the man in question at the rail- way station, and said to him: "1 stronglv advise you to be careful for the future. 1 am sure that I could never get you off again." 'I don't think you could,' replied the man. 'The fact is, my brotiler^li-law was the foreman of the jury, the last man on the front bench was my cousin and a great pal of mine, and a man at the back owed me £ 50." Accidental Death was the verdict at Somer, Leyton, yesterday at the inquest on the six Sea Scouts who lost their lives by the capsizing of their sailing boat on the Norfolk Broads on Whit Monday, the jury adding that it was most important for boys, especially Sea Scouts, to learn to ewim.
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1 errors of Civil War. LORD KENYON ON TIE ULSTEk CRISIS. A u.eeting tI." Witsftam on Monday night, under the auspices of the League of British Covenanters. Lord Kenvon, who presided, said he did not think he ever remembered so moment- ous an occasion, and when it was more than necessary that they should show what their feelings were on the political questions of the day. They were there to support Ulster in her determination not to be driven out of the constitution of this country (ap- plause). The holding of meetings was the only constitutional way now left to them to protest against the Home Rule Bill. j Since they and others were foolish enough to allow the Parliament Act to be passed, the House of Lords had twice made its pro- test, and no doubt would make its protest again, but it could do nothing to stop the course of the law. Their view was that the people should be consulted upon this mea- sure of Home Rule before it finally became law (applause). Before the Ipswich elec- tion the Government said that everything depended upon its result. After the re- sult, when the Unionist beat both the Go- vernment candidate and the Socialist, did the Government then consider it a mo- mentous election 7 No, they passed it by, cared nothing for it, and went on with the Home Rule Bill. None of these things, elections or meetings, appeared to be of any avail. The only thing for them to do was to support Ulster in her determination, and she was determined that nothing would deter her from her course (applause). He sincerely hoped they would avert the "ter- rors of civil mar, but whatever happened Ulster would find more friends than many people thought, and he hoped there were many in that hall (applause). ULSTER LOYALTY. Mr. A. L. Horner, K.C., M.P., proposed a resolution protesting against the use of the Na\y and Army to drive out by force their tcllow-dubjects in Ireland from the heritage of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, and demanding that the Govern- ment should immediately submit this grave issue to the people (applause). He asked for any single benefit that the scheme of Home Rule was going to bring to anybody in the three kingdoms, except perhaps the professional politicians, their friends and relations. Why was it that the business community of the North of Ireland, masters and workmen alike, were opposed to this measure? They in Ulster were doing everything they coukl to meet the great shock of war if it came, and they were ready for it to- morrow (applause). They were called dis- loyal and rebels; but they were not disloyal to the King or the flag. They were fight- ing to remain one with the rest of the United Kingdom (applause). The real fact was that if this Home Rule Bill became law they would be disloyal to the present Cabi- net, which had arrogated to itself powcn for doing that for which a King of this country lost his head and the throne (ap- plause). Rather than the present ties should be weakened or wrenched apart, they had shown that they were prepared to make their one great sacrifice to remain common partners with them, and with their help victory in the end would be theirs (ap- plause). The Hon. W. Ormesby-Gore, M.P., was unable to attend the meeting owing to in- <lip08ition.
DEAlt HONOURS. It is quite true (says a writer in "The Weekly Telegraph") to say that many fam- ous men in these islands who have at one time or another been offered a title by the Sovereign (or by the Premier acting for him) have had to refuse the honour, not because they didn't want it, or wouldn't have liked it, but simply because they could not "stand the racket" when the financial part came in. Various authorities have publicly stated that, roughly, for a man to be made a peer will cost him, in various outrageous fees, something like £ 800; for a baronetcy he will be called on to pay out a sum of something like C300 to £ 400; whilst for a mere knighthood he may get off with a trifle less than Y-100. But he may reckon himself extremely lucky if he docs The celebrated Viscount Melbourne, when Prime Minister, had to request Queen Vic- toria to excuse him when she proposed to honour him. His reply to the Queen ran as follonvs:- Lord Melbourne has always avoided the honour of the Garter when suggested to him by his late Majesty, King William IV., and your present Majesty. He knows that the expense attendant upon accepting the blue ribbon amounts to about £ 1000 in fees, and there has never yet been a period in his life when it was convenient for Lord Melbourne to lay down such a sum. Archbishop Magee, of York, grumbled tremendously that, when he was raised to that title by the late Queen Victoria, he had to pay in fees no less a sum than £ 850. He used to relate how one morning he got a big bill from the Crown Office for issuing the order for his election how the following day he received another from the Home Office for accepting the order; how next came along the Board of Green Cloth, with a bill for his "doing homage," costing £ 30; how this was followed by an account from the Lord Chamberlain, requiring £ 10 from him as he went to take his seat; how the Dean and Chapter of York charged for everything that seemed possible (and im- possible) and, after he thought they had all surely extracted the last penny, they sent in bills for £ 20 for the bellringers, and £ 13 14s. 8d. for the choir when Tie was con secrated!
-+:+- A FLYING PRINCESS. Princess Ludwig Lowenstein-Wertheim, a sister of the Earl of Mexborough, who re- cently flew across the Channel in a Hand- lev-Page inherently stable biplane, piloted bv Mr. W. R. Ding, is now taking daily lessons in flying at Hendon. Being a fear- cl less horse-woman and practised motorist, she is not troubled by "nerves," and finds flving at high altitudes an excellent tonic and a certain cure for headaches and neur- algia.
Markets and Fairs. MOLD PROVISION, Wednesday. — Fresh butter Is. per lb.; kiel butter, Is. 2id. per lb.; Irish creamery butter, lis. Id. per lb.; eggs, 13 for Is. 0 MOLD AUCTION MART, Wednesday. -—Mr J. Bradburne Price was favoured with excellent entries of all classes of stock on Wednesday. Some nice handy weight fat cattle met a dear hade. Sheep and lambs were a grand display, but were easier. Dairy cattle met a good inquiry, making fully late rates. Store cattle slow. Pigs similar to last week. Calves were not so dear. An excellent clearance all over was effected. Beef to P-20 17s. 6d., dairy cattle to A:23, heifers to £ 18 12s. 6d., pigs to £3 7s. 6d., sheep to 46s. 6d. apiece, calves to £3 15s.
AFTER DISESTABLISHMENT. RIGHTS OF THE CHURCH IN WALES. ) Viscount Wolruer, in the House of Com- I mons on Tuesday, asked the Home Secre- tary whether clause 8 of the Established Church (Wales) Bill, which provides that all property transferred to the disestablish- ) ed Church is to be held subject to vested interests, applies to parish churches, and, if so, whether the disestablished Church I will be allowed to hold a parish church, and at the same time to refuse to administer the Sacraments to parishioners who belong to other religious denominations, or who re- fuse to observe the discipline of the Church. Mr. McKenna: The answer to both parts of the question is in the affirmative.
Frc..O; 44 PUNCH." I; "The Pocket Asquith" is announced, and we are asked to say that the pocket in question is not Mr. Redmond's. 0000 The discovery of gold particles in a duck's gizzard has, we are told, caused a rush of mining prospectors to Liberty Township, Ohio. It is expected that the duck will shortly be floated as a limited liability company. oooo The Valuation Department has discover- ed at Llangammareh Wells, Brecknock- shire, 50 acres of land for which no owner can be found. Anyone, therefore, who has lost any land is recommended to communi- cate at once with the Department. oooo What has become of all the cabs which have been displaced by the taxis? is a question which is often asked. It has now been partially answered. According to a cable published last week, "The steamer Rappahannock reports the presence of numerous icebergs and •'growlers' on the North Atlantic steamship routes."
-+-- LEAPS FOR LIFE. A verdict of Accidental death was re- turned at the inquest on Mr. William Birt- wistle, aged seventy-three, one of South- port's oldest traders. On Friday last, after visiting his son at Formby, he was returning to the railway station in a van when the horse bolted. There was a conversation between Mr. Birtwistle and the driver as to who should jump out first, and the driver being the younger of the two decided to take the first leap, but when he jumped he fell back- wards. On picking himself up he endea- voured to overtake the runaway, but failed to do so. Some distance away the horse collided with a post, and just before this occurred Mr. Birtwistle had taken a leap. He was found on the road in an unconscious state, with two bones in the left leg broken. Death took place on Monday, the cause be- ing shock as the result of the accident. The Coroner thought that the driver, Charles Lovelady, had done all he could in the occurrence.
•* DESTRUCTIVE FARM FIRE NEAR CHESTER. The Chester fire brigade received a call to a fire at Oscroft Farm, Tarvin, in the occupation of Mr Joseph Willis. The bell was rung, and just as the bri- gade was about, to set out another message was received to say that their services were not necessary. After the brigade had been dismissed an- other call was received to the effect that they were wanted, so they were turned out for the second time, and on arrival at the farm found four Dutch "bays" containing last year's produce well alight. The amount of damage is £200, which is covered by insurance. The outbreak is supposed to have been cau-sect-by the heat of the sun on the cor- rugated iron roof, which set fire to a straw stack.
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