THE OLD CHINA CASE. MR. ELLIS'S APPEAL ALLOWED. A full Court of Criminal Appeal, consisting of the Lord Chief Justice and Justices Jelf, Brav, A, T. Lawrence, and Coleridge, on Thursday allowed thfe appeal of Arthur Thomas Ellis from a conviction for obtaining money by false pretences from the late Mr. C. J. Dickins, in what was known as the "Old China" prosecution at the Central Criminal Court. The arguments were heard about a fort- 1 night ago, when Mr. White, who appeared on appellant's behalf, raised an important point of law, which demanded their Lordship's careful consideration. I The Lord Chief Justice said the opinion of the Court was that the appeal should be allowed and the conviction would be quashed. The reasons would be given at an early date next sittings.
FAMILY OF POACHERS: 10 CHILDREN WHO ACTED AS SCOUTS. A picture of a strange Scottish family figures in the report just issued of the investi- gation undertaken for the Royal Commission on Poor Law by Dr. Parsons, of Fulham Workhouse, assisted by Miss M. Longman and Miss M. Phillips, into the condition of children in receipt of poor relief in Scotland. The family consisted of ten illegitimate children belonging to a woman who was tact- fully described by the local inspector aa a widow by repute. The children are de- scribed as of wild gipsy type, and the mother d6 a robust, curly-haired woman with a violent and stormy temper. One of her daughters is married, but she and her hus- band and three children s-till share the maternal home—the upper floor of a rickety cabin in Lanarkshire, consisting of two small and very poorly-furnished rooms. The rest of the family—two big boys of twenty-three and twenty, a girl of eighteen, and five young ones —all crowd in here. Their late father pursued the casual em- ployment of general labourer in the daylight, but in the dark the skilled occupation of a very capable poacher. In this his large family was of great assistance, for they might be scattered far and wide to give the alarm. The house, too, on the outskirts of the town, could send the glow of a warning light far over the valley. Altogether, adds the report, he was a suc- cessful man, and was never caught. His eldest son, ostensibly a terra-cotta worker, has followed in his father's steps, but with less success, and already has been twice in gaol. The income of the family is uncertain, but at times very plentiful.
DORSET ELECTION PETITION. CAPTAIN GUEST UNSEATED. Captain Frederick Guest, son of Lady Wimborne, who was returned as the Liberal Member for East Dorset at the last General Election, was on Saturday unseated by two Judges on the ground that expenses beyond the maximum allowed had been incurred. None of the other charges of bribery, treat- ing, intimidation, and incorrect return were proved. But on the one proof the election was declared void, and Captain Guest (whose fourth and only successful contest this was) shares the fate of another Liberal—Sir C. Furness. On the question of costs, Justice Pickford said petitioners would have the general costs of the petition, and that re- spondent would have costs of the withdrawn charges and those in which no evidence had been given.
DEVIL'S ISLE PRISONER. TAKEN BY DETECTIVES TO FRANCE. Adrian Demerian, the French prisoner who escaped from Devil's Island and was subse- quently arrested, after several years' liberty, at Liverpool, left Charing Cross on Saturday in the custody of two detectives by the 10 a.m. boat train for France. The prisoner's de- parture was carried out very discreetly, saye the Evening Standard. He was handcuffed to Detective-sergeant Crutchett, who was ac- companied by Detective-sergeant Nichols, who, with his companion, arrested Demerian at Liverpool on March 30th as he was prepar- ing to leave the Mauretania, on which he had crossed the Atlantic from New York. Deme- rian, whose real name is Fortune Roger Roques, was brought up at Bow-street on an extradition warrant, and, after several re- mands, his case was heard, Sir A. de Rutzen eventually making an order on April 15th for his extradition. Detective-sergeants Nichols and Crutchett handed their prisoner over to the French authorities at Boulogne.
MINISTER'S DAUGHTER'S DEATH PRUSSIC ACID IN TONIC BOTTLE. A remarkable story was told at an inquest held at High Wycombe on Lyndall RiOO5 the eighteen-year-old daughter of a Baptist mini- ster, who died under mysterious circum- stances on Tuesday last week. It was stated that the girl's parents left her at home while they attended a meeting at the church, and on their return they found her sitting in a chair in the dining-room appa- rently asleep. Going over to her, however, they found she was dead. On a table near was a phial which had contained an iron tonic which a woman chemist had given her for anaemia. There was a small quantity of liquid in it, which the chemist tasted by acci- dent. She declared that it was not the tonic which she had given Miss Rice, bat prussit acid. Dr. Thompson Bell said the liquid in the bottle had the characteristic almond odour of prussic acid, but he was not prepared to swear that it was that drug. Miss Spencer, the chemist, said Miss Rice had previously asked to be supplied with chloroform, but she refused, ae the girl was under age. Miss Rice, who was a student at the London School of Medicine in Hunter- street, said she wanted the chloroform in order to kill a cat for dissecting purposes. Dr. Bell, in reply to the Coroner, said it was usual to kill cats with chloroform for dis- secting purposes. He added that he had made a post-mortem examination of the girl, but could not come to a conclusion as to the cause of death. The state of her health might have accounted for death. After a long deliberation the inquiry was adjourned for a fortnight in order that the county analyst might analyse the girl'i stomach. county analyst might analyse the girl's stomach.
COLLIERY CATASTROPHF, 137 MEN ENTOMBED IN MINE UNDER THE SEA. ONLY FOUR SAVED. The Wellington Pit, Whitehaven, was the scene of an explosion on Wednesday night, and up to Friday morning only four out of 141 men, in the pit had been rescued. The explo- sion occurred about eight o'clock, but it was not known until some three hours later what had really happened. The news spread rapidly, and thousands flocked to the vicinity of the pit. The colliery belongs to the Earl of Lons- dale, and is one of three the workings of which run under the sea for some four or five miles. About eight o'clock some shiftsmcn employed near the shaft heard a terrific re- port well towards the forehead, or in the vicinity ot the working places where the bulk of the men were employed. Very soon smoke confirmed the fears that an explosion had taken place. The alarm wP-S at once given, and soon rescue-parties went down, but the main road was filled with dense fumes, and progress was very slow. Thanks to the pluck and perseverance of the rescue parties, two men, whose names are Joseph Walker and Stephen Gregory, were found alive, and although much exhausted from the fumes did not appear to be in any serious condition when landed at the pit top about midnight. They received medical at- tention, and were afterwards conveyed home. The rescue of these two men gave ground for hope of further rescues. A few minutes be- fore one o'clock in the morning John Wear and Joseph Kenmare, hewers, employed in one of the furthest points of the colliery, were brought to the surface, and so far as could bo judged were little the worse for their experi- ence. The two men were in a district where there were thirteen, including Wear. None of them, according to Wear, became aware that anything was wrong until smoke or fumes reached their working, and then several of them made an attempt to get to the shaft, but were driven back. Eventually Wear and Kenmare decided to make a further effort, to- gether, to get free, and, after what must have haen terrible experience, succeeded, with thelielp oT rescuers, In reaching me SurTme. With the appearance of these two men, it was es c expected that many of their comrades would quickly follow, but no further rescues were re- ported during the morning. It transpired that the four men who had been rescued alive were working a mile, or a mile and a-half away from the scene of the actual explosion, and it was felt that there was little hope for the men imprisoned. THE PIT ON FIRE. Strenuous efforts were continued during the whole of Thursday to get in touch with the imprisoned miners, but in vain. Fire broke out in the mine, and by seven o'clock in the evening it became so fierce that the rescuers had to leave the pit. ALL HOPE ABANDONED. It was stated on Friday afternoon that all hope of saving the 137 miners entombed on Wednesday evening had been abandoned. The news has caused widespread dismay in Whitehaven, and terribly pathetic scenes are taking place in the neighbourhood of the col- liery, where the wives and children of the victims kept vigil all night, waiting sadly and silently for some indication from the rescue party that there was still hope of saving the lives of the men. One woman refused to leave the precincts of the pit. She has lost her husband and two sons, as well as three brothers. The cessation of rescue work at a late hour on Thursday night, in consequence of the fire in the mine, came aa a crushing blow, and, in the minds of many, the last hope disappeared. A remarkable feature of the disaster is that the workings in which the imprisoned miners are believed to be lie about three and a-half miles from the pit mouth, and are under the sea. The seam of coal in which the men were working dips considerably from the bottom of the shaft as it goes seaward, and there is a roof of such depth and thickness that the pit is reckoned quite safe from the sea. STORY OF THE EXPLOSION. The Wellington pit is one of three belong- ing to the Earl of Lonsdale, and leased by the Whitehaven Colliery Company, writes a correspondent. In depth it is about 130 fathoms, and the coal is worked under the sea, the furthest point being stated to be over four miles out. It is a colliery situated on the south of Whitehaven Harbour, and has an output of about 1,000 tons per day. The night- shift men descended the pit on Wednesday night at five o'clock. The shift consisted of 141 men and boys-eighty-eeven hewers and fifty-four shiftsmen. About twenty minutes to eight in the evening 6ome of the men work- ing on the surface heard a loud report from the depths of the pit. An effort was made to ascertain the cause, but the telephone wires were found to have broken down, and it was impossible to get into communication with the men below. With all haste, RESCUE PARTIES WBBB FORMED and descended. Meantime, crowds had flocked to the vicinity of the pit, among them wives, mothers, and sisters of the entombed men. Distressing scenes were witnessed, but at twenty minutes to twelve a thrill of hope ran through the crowd, for two men were then brought up alive. They were Joe Walker and Stephen Gregory. They were in an exhausted condi- tion. Those who knew the place where they were found regarded their condition as ominous of the fate of the other men. Walker and Gregory were employed at what is known as Benk Turn, which is estimated to be about two miles from the shaft, and the fact that they had been overcome in that main road, where the air is, of course, the best, gave rise to the MOST SERIOUS FOREBODINGS. Soon after the appearance of Walker and Gregory large quantities of brattice cloth, bricks, and boardings, together with fire ex- tinguishers, were sent down the pit, which naturally caused additional apprehension. Another hour passed before there were any further tidings from below, and then, shortly before one o'clock, two hewers, named John Wear and Joe Kenmore, were brought up safely, and to the surprise of all, apparently little the worse, from a desperate and thrilling escape through three-quarters of a mile of dense smoke, over tubs and fallen debris, and past flame, to fall exhausted, but in the safe keeping of the rescue party. Wear and Ken- more were able to walk to their homes, and it was not long before both men were back at the pit-mouth assisting in the work of rescue. RESCUED MEN'S STORIES. Wear, interviewed before returning to the pit, said that the place at which he was work- ing was four and a-half miles from the shaft. His first indication of the explosion was a dull feeling in the head. Then his son said there was a lot of wind in the airway. Four men went up the airway," he went on, but soon came back, saying they could not get any further because of the smoke. I said I would try, but only Kenmore volun- teered to come with me. We got into the main road. The smoke was thick all the way, but we struggled through it. It was a miracle we got out alive. I wish my son had come with us." Kenmore said that at first they thought there had been a fall. An attempt to get through the aircourses was frustrated, and they returned to the bottom of the working, where the air was good. "Then Jack Wear says: 'Well, chaps, some of us will have to try and see if we can get out. Who will come with me? Kenmore went on. No one volunteered, so I said, I'll go and Jack and I went off into the thick smoke. When we came to the friction gear it was on fire. The flames were on the high side, and we had to get down on the low side to pass them. The setts (tubs) were knocked over, and there were falls. We had a rough time to get put two or three times."
ITEMS OF NEWS. THE PUBLIC MOURNING. A supplement to the iondc", Gutdie contains a notice by the Earl Marshal to the effect that after June 17th it will not be desired or ex- pected that the public should appear in deep mourning, but that half mourning should be worn until July 29th THE KING AND MISS NIGHTINGALE. The King sent a telegram of congratulation to Miss Florence Nightingale on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday on Thursday. NEW DIRECTOR OF COLONIAL AUDIT. Mr. A. E. Stephenson, of the Exchequer and Audit Department, has been appointed Director of Coloniai Audit in the Colonial Audit Depart- ment, which has recently been constituted. DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM HUGGINS. Sir William Huggins, the eminent astronomer, has dted at a nursing home at Clapham Com- mon, where he had been removed from his resi- dence at Upper Tulse Hill to undergo an opera- tion. He was born in 1824, and, notwithstand- ing his eighty-six years, continued to work up to the time of his illness. THE ARMY PAGEANT. The King having expressed a desire that the Army Pageant shall be in no way postponed, it will be held, according to arrangement, in the grounds of Fulham Palace from June 20th to July 2nd next. OXFORD UNIVERSITY. Mr. A. Godley. Fellow and Tutor of Magdalen College, has been elected to the office of Publio Orator, vacant by the resignation of Dr. Merry, Rector of Lincoln College. NEW STEAMSHIPS. The Allan Line Company have invited tenders ior two steamers, each of over 20,000 tons burthen, for their passenger service between Liverpool and Canada. l A FAMILY OF SUICIDES. At the inquest on Thomas Gridley, a South London labourer, who committed suicide whilst of unsound mind, after having killed his infant daughter, it was stated that his brother and younger sister had also taken their own lives. THE AMERICAN NAVY. The American Battleship Fleet will, accord- [ ing to present arrangements, visit the Mediter- ranean next autumn, and will cruise there for six weeks or two months. LORD GLADSTONE. The public welcome at Capetown to Lord Gladstone, the Governor-General of United South Africa, has been postponed until after the funeral of King Edward. TRADE UNION LEVIES. In the Chancery Division fr. Justice Parker has granted an injunction restraining the United Pattern Makers' Astociation from making compulsory levies or applying funds ob- tained by such levies for Parliamentary pur- poses. The case was Worthy v. the Association. LIVED UNDER SIX SOVIEREIGNS. Mrs. Strowger, of Portmadoc, was present at the proclamation ceremony at Portmadoc on Wednesday. Aged ninety-three, she was born in the reign of King George III., and has therefor# lived under six Sovereigns. £1.500 LIBEL DAMAGESt Damages amounting to fl.500 have been awarded in the Law Courts in a libel action brought by the Electrophot Company, of Gray's Inn-Toad, against the Star Newspaper Company, Limited. HEAVY SNOW IN FRANCE. Snow has fallen in south-west France continu- ously for twelve hours, and many of the roads are almost impassable. A keen frost has de- stroyed the vines and crops in many districts. AT WORK AT NINETY-ONE. The Rev. L. C. Wood, who has been Vicar of Singleton, near Blackpool. for sixty-four years, and who celebrated his ninety-first birthday the other day, 6till works 'hard in his parish, 1 preaches regularly, presides at many meeting.. and attends public functions. AMERICAN BANKER ACQUITTED. Mr. F. Auguetus Heinze hae been acquitted of the charge of misapplying the funds of the New York Mercantile and National Bank, at which he was once president, and also of over- certification of the chequee of Meurs. Otto Heinze and Co. EIGHT STUDENTS DROWNED. A sad accident is reported from Wilkesbarre, Pennsylvania, where a party of students, girla and boys, were drowned while rowing on a large pond. Eight lives were lost. LONDON'S FIRST LADY SURGEON. Having passed the required examinations, Miss D. R. C. Patell, who recently became the first woman licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, has been admitted the first female member of the Royal College of Surgeons. A SPLIT LEG. Damages amounting to JB6 6s. have been ) awarded to a cyclist at the Clerkenwell County j Court for injuries to his leg, which was split in several places in a street accident. Fortunately for him it was a wooden leg. FIVE SAILORS KILLED. A Wilbelmsha-von message states that five German bluejackets have been killed and one has been severely injured by an explosion which occurred during mine-laying experiments in the roadstead. EX-INSPECTOR CHARGED. 1 At the Reigate Bench Ernest Henry Rowe, late local taxation inspector at Redhill under the Surrey County Council, piteaded guilty to the charge of converting to his own use a cheque for jBll 15s. 6d. He was bound over under the Probationers Act. 100,000,000.000 TO 1. Padre Alfani, director of the Ximenee Obser- vatory, declared in a lecture at Florence that the chances of Halley's comet doing any dam- age to the earth were 1:00,000.000,000 to 1. KING GEORGE PROCLAIMED IN INDIA. King George was proclaimed at Simla on Thursday. The ceremony was attended by Lord Minto, Sir Louis Dane, and General Sir O'Moore Creagh. NATIONAL MOURNING IN CANADA. May 20th has been proclaimed as a day of national mourning in Canada. THIRTEEN LIVES LOST. Thirteen persons have been drowned through the sinking of the steamboat City of Saltillo, in the Mississippi River. The boat v»s carried by the current against a rock. Seven of the vic- tims were passengers. MR CHAMBERLAIN'S HEALTH.- Mr. Austen Chamberlain, in reply' to a tele- gram, states that there is no foundation for cer- tain alarmist rumours current respecting the health of Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. LIGHTNING DESTROYS VILLA( «S. The lightning which accompanied remarkable storms in Galicia on Wednesday set several villages on fire. Two hundred hous ss were de- stroyed at Przemyslany, and 2,000 people are homeless. BIG WAREHOUSE FIRE. A fixe at the warehouse in Fann -street, Gos- well-road, London, rented by Messrs. Smith, Messenger, and Co., hat and cap manufacturers, and M. Wood and Co., account, book manu- facturers. did damage which has bean unofficially estimated at £ 10,000. ALDEBURGH CENTENARIAN. Mr. Robert Jay, who was formerly a shephezd, and farm labourer, has just oeiebrated his 100th birthday at Aldeburgh. I Among those who called to congratulate-him was the lady Mayor, Mrs. Garrett Anderson. OLD CHINA CONVICTION QUASHED. The conviction of Arthur Thomas Ellis, in what hae come to be known as the Old china case," has been quashed by the Criminal Court of Appeal. It may be remembered that Ellis was oonvicted of obtaining money by false pre- tences from the late Mr. C. J. Dickins. The reasons for the judgment will be given next SUSPENDED FROM THE BANISTER. Mr. Thomas Edward Woodhead, rixty-nive, for over twenty years a school attendance officer at Todmorden, was found hanging from tb* stairs banister by a piece of stout cord. ALTERATIONS IN THE LITURGY. An official announcement has been issued directing, by order of the King in Council, that in the Liturgy there be inserted in all the prayers, litanies, and collects for the King, instead of the word Edward," the word George," in the prayers for the Royal Family, instead of the words Our gracious Queen Alexandra, George Prince of Wales, the Princess of Wales," the words Our gracious Queen Mary, Alexandra. the Queen- Mother, Edward Duke of Cornwall."
JEWISH MEMORIAL PRAYER. At the memorial services to be held in all the Synagogues of the kingdom on the day of the funeral of King Edward a special prayer, containing the following, will be read Lord God of the spirits of all fiesn Our soul fainteth within us and every eye is dim with tears, for the crown of our heads and the delight of our eyes has been taken from us, our King Edward, under whose sway we had hoped to live many days. Verily, lie has been even as a father unto us all. Grace was poured upon his lips. He opened his mouth with wisdom, and the law of kindness was on his tongue. His tHoughts and his paths were peace. All the yearning of his heart was to seek the welfare of his realm in the cause of truth, meekness, and righteousness. This was his glory; this was his majesty. Source of all comfort! may Thy consola- tions soothe the heart of our Sovereign Lord. King George, and of his gracious consort Queen Mary. Even as Thou hast been with the father so be Thou with the son, who r sitteth upon his Throne. May Thine arm strengthen him to bear the heavy burden of governance."
I "The Cook's Best Friend." I BORWICK'S J Ida,
INFLAMED SORES & SCABS. A MOTHER'S EXPENSIVE WORRIES WITH CRUDE HOME-MADE SALVES. Only Zairs-Bilk Could Cure Her Child. Mothers, d:, --In realise wb",t a great boon Zam-Buk reedy is amongst your children, and bow many thousands of parents have been relieved of ii^ense anxiety by the wonderful cures it. t¡l. pnfoJ med ? Read how Mis Rebecca Hairi-on, of 5, Uptou rr. Chester, ea'J-fieJ boreelf there was nothing liko Zam-bLk. • Geitie, aged three yeare, was considercS a healthy child i-aid Mrs Harrison to a Trees interviewer, "bus one day on her complaining of irritation in her head I found inflamed patches cn the .-calp, which later broke into mattery eoros. Besides, similvr sores ap- peared on her chin and ohfEt. A dirty-iook- ing scab gradually fotmed ovor the sores and matter was c-natantly running out. I tied the child's halldil in bandages to stop her tear- ing l,er Ekin to pieces; but even then she managed to ub the itching places. This made the ii flummation worse. I first tried home-made remedies but they proved altogether too crude and useless, and then I took my child to the dispensary. I followed the treatment they recommended and also us-ed their ointments, bu: there wa- never any sign of improvement. I cut all Gertie a bair away at the back of her head. Lookn-g through my Green Book' one day I retd of a cure by Zam-Buk in a case very like Gertie e. I'll try this Zam-Buk that everyone speaks so highly about,' I thought, and Eo got a box of the balm. I soon learned how much better Zam-Buk was than mere ointmonte, and why people praised ib so much. Gertie liked Zam Buk, too, for it cooled and soothed hPT intlamad sores as cheap calves had never done. She be- came iess irritable as I persevered with this rare balm. I also used Zam-Buk Medicinal Soap to cleanse the sores and scabs before ap- plying the balm. This treatment was very successful, the sores drying up. Zam-Buk worked through the crusts of scabs on Gertie a head and also removed those on ber chin and chest, until the child was completely rid of the painful sores, and has to-day a beautiful head of hair once more."
FLYING MAN KILLED. TRAGIC ACCIDENT AT LYONS. The aviation meeting at Lyons was marred by a fatal accident on Friday evening to M. Hauvette-Michelin, nephew of the well-known tyre manufacturer. He went up at seven o'clock in an Antoinette monoplane, after the close of the day's regulation flying. He had not flown more than a quarter of a mile, says the Daily Mail correspondent, when, in making the first turn, he struck with the left wing of the machine one of the iall standards which mark the course. He imme- diately swerved sharply to the left, and the top of the standard fell on him. causing a fracture at. the base of the spine and also breaking two of his ribs. M. Hauvette-Michelin was removed uncon- scious to the nearest ambulance station and thence to the St. Just Hospital, where he died at a quarter-past ten the same night without regaining consciousness. On examination the doctors found that, in addition to It fractured spine, he had received a series of injur.,es to the back of the skull. He was thrown clean out of the machine, which was completely de molished in its fall.
FOUR KILLED ON RAILWAY. PLATELAYERS RUN DOWN BY EXPRESS An accident resulting in the deaths of four railway servants occurred on Friday on the Great Western line between Bishop's-road and South all. Platelayers were repairing the line near the West Oak Common signal-box. When the Cheltenham express was due the gang crossed over the up-line to the relief line. heedless that the 2.13 p.m. train from Bishop's road to Southall was approaching. The watcher o. "hooter "had for the moment been called away, and the first warning the men received of their danger was the whistle of the jpin. Several of the gang instantly cleared oh the line, but four men seemed oblivious of taeir clanger, and, the engine-driver being unable to stop within the distance, were crushed to de^ie names of the victims are: Henry HevTitt, Acton; Henry Stratton. College Park W. George Pretty, PadcUiigton; George White, North Kensington. Stratton and Hewitt were married and had families.
SMUGGLED SACCHARINE. HEAVY FINES AT HULL, William Haworth, herbalist, Salford. ha& been fined at Hull £155, double value and duty, and ordered to pay costs, or in default, mdergo four months' imprisollllicut, for s.iuug- r, iing saccharine. John Leigh, a ships nrc- H- an, of Rotterdam, who was also charged, VI: 5 fined £ 132, treble value and duty, orc, -red to pay £ 3 costs, or in deiault five nl()n q -,hs' imprisonment. Leigh had been pre- viou s }Y convicted at Grimsby. According to the e* idence, Haworth and Leigh had btug.ro saccharine in Rotterdam and enaeavoureu to Bmug 1 e it into England amongst potatoes.
HAUNTED BY CHILD'S CRY. COo) RESPONDENT'S REMARKABLE LETTER. I In tl ie Divorce Court, before Mr. Justice Bargra re Deane and a jury, a case has been heard i n which William Tompkins Iracjv Liverpo ol, chief steward on one of the Cunard Miners running between Liverpool and New Yo rk, sued for a divorce from Eleanor Clara Ti 1 *cyf on the ground of her misconduct with Wi iiswro Walden, described as a director of Messr s. William Wa'K.^i anu Co., ot Ll^r" pool, from whom damages were claimed, xhe £ uit was ui idefended, and resulted m a veulita for the pet itioner, who was awarded ~i,0o0 damages aj gainst the corespondent. Counsel s tated that Mr. Walden sent a-most remarkable letter to Mr. 7W- He began bv savin 2:: "I have done you Brea,u 1DJul.r > w'hich it wil 1 take a lifetime's r w wipe out. I "irst of all I wish to -ou that I love C lara dearly, and that 1 sha, Con' ider. myself 'the happiest man 0:1 earth the time arrives that I shall be able to claim her: as my wif. hefore the world. Yet, if 1 ex- plain to you w.hy I should be willing to restore your wife to yo u, and what is more, pledge my word of bonoirr not to see her again, I trust that you will respect my motives, and believe what I say." "icle went on to explain that lie had heard the petitioner's child cry "Mamma" in such a tone that it went straight to his heart, and it had haunted him I-ever since, so that he could not sleep at night. or attend to his business during the day. There were one or two meetings with a VJOW -to a reconciliation between the husband and wife, but they came to nothing.
ARRIVAL OF DUKE OF CONNAUGHT. The Duke and Duchess of Connaiight, ac- companied by Princess Patricia, arrived in London on their return from Egypt on Friday afternoon, and were met a.t Victoria Station by the King and Queen and other of the Royal Family. The Royal party drove i.o JBuckingharo Palace, in front of which a great crowd had assembled. Within the Palace th Duke of Connaught visited the death-chamber in which the body of King Edward still lay. l'l"
Chester, Mold, Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen. MAY and until further notice. fzri^htnightt a.m., &.m. R.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.m.m.p.m. London Euatou).depart 12 0 12 0 5 0 8 3010 3^12 10 1 20 1 30 2 40j6 30 MflHOhester a.m. a.m. a,m% I p.m. (Exchange) 6 437 40 8 510 451 5 2 40 3 55 4 55 6 107 15 Liverpool (Lime s Street) depart 7 25 8 3511 1C l ?< 35 4 05 5 6 20 7 15 Liverpool (Lime s Street) depart 7 25 8 3511 1C l ?< 35 4 05 5 6 20 7 15 Liverpool (Land ing Stage).depart- 7 30 8 0 8 5011 40 L 20 2 40 3 20 4 30,5 10 .6 206 10 Birkenhead (Woodside) depart 6 lfl7 45 8 15 9 1011 551 38 2 56 4 45 5 25 6 35 8 30 p.m. Cheater depart 6 458 45 6 2510 2012 45 2 25 3 53 5 366 16 7 300 30 Mold vrrive 7209 1310 610 571 25 3 74 18 6 156 38 61510 13 Mold depart 7 229 15 11 21 273 9 4 21 6 176 406 SO k0 15 Oaerwys.arrive 7 48 9 34 11 211 46 3 28 6 30 7 9 10 34 Bodfarl „ 7 479 38 11 251 503 32 6 40 7 13 10 38 Denbigh arriTe7 679 48 11 33 2 03 424 45 6 507 5 7 25 10 48 B I Denbigh departs 80 9 52 11 40 2 64 104 55 ft 817 238 8 Llanrhaiftdr » II 8 37 9 69 11 47 2 12 4 17 [7 368 13 Rhewl 8 4210 4 11 52 2 174 22 7 416 20 Ruthin. u 8 5310 8 11 562 214 306 7 7 207 458 24 p.m. Eyarth 8 67 12 3 2 28 4 35 7 o2 Hantolwyd 9 4 12 11 2 364 48 8 0 Derwen 9 8 12 16 2 414 48 8 5 Gwyddelwern 9 14 12 23 2 48 4 53' 8 11 Oorwen.«—2% 12 312 56 5 3 8 20 B Runs every Monday and Fair Day. B Thursdays and Saturdays only. Corwen, Ruthin, Denbigh and Chester. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.rp.m, p.m. Corwen depart 7 10 10 351 15 4 0 6 10 Gwyddelwern.. „ 7 17 10 421 22 4 7 6 n Derwen „ 7 23 10 48 1 28 4 13 6 28 Nanbolwyd It 7 27 10 521 32 4 17 6 27 Hyarth 7 33 ,10 58 1 38 4 23 6 33 Ruthin. II 7 88 9 25 11 3 1 45 4 35 5 25 6 42 7 50 8 30 Rhewl 7 48 9 29 11 9 1 49 4 39 5 82 6 46 7 54 Llanrbaiadr „ 7 47 9 33 11 13 1 53 4 435 386 607 58 Denbigh arrive 7 55 9 41 11 212 3 4 515 496 588 6 8 46 Denbigh .depart 6 55 8 128 20 9 51 11 35 2 10 3 35 5 0 7 5 860 Bodfari 7 3 H 8 281 9 6911 432 183 435 8 7 13 8 58 Caerwya It 7 9 I 8 U; 10 511 492 24.3 495 14 7 19 9 4 p.m. Mold arrive7 818 898 561 10 2712 112 46 4 15 36 7 41 9 26 Mold ,depart 7 35 8 41 8 5J 10 2912 132 484 135 385 457 43 9 28 Chester .arrive 8 179 49 38 11 2 12 503 19 4 60 6 3 6 218 20 10 5 B(Wo^dee?darrive9 7 9 4410 16 11 36 1 45 4 16 5 32 6 60 7 20 9 15 1110 Li^eSu*ge) wrive 9 2010 010 30 Ul 50 2 0 4 30 5 60 7 0 7 40 9 30 1125 „ 9 6710 510 66 12 45 2 504 326 65 8 5 1157 ftTfr flll flfltflr fttTOe (Exchange) „ 9 68 11 20 12 63 3 8 6 12 6 27 8 121010 3 23 ^"EJSod) l'U40 2ni0 3 15 5 408 109 510 4511 0 3 60 I and H oalla at Bodfari and Caerwya when required. l RHYL, ST. ASAPH, AND DENBIGH. • a.m. (a.m.IB.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Denbigh deport6 308 5 9 6611 40 2 83 305 3 7 128 9 "refnant. » 6 37 8 1210 111 47 2 143 37 5 9 7 198 15 St Asaph 6 43 8 18 10 711 53 2 203 485 15 7 258 21 Bhuddlan 6 60 8 2510 14 12 0 2 28 3 50 5 23 7 32 8 28 arrive 6 57 ft 32 10 22ll2 7 2 85 8 58 5 32 7 38 8 36 p.m. Rbyl depart|7 32 9 1010 55 1 17 3 2 4 23 6 30 7 3510 40 Bhuddlan II 7 399 1711 21 243 94 80 6 37 7 4210 49 Bt Asaph 7 46 9 2411 101 313. 164 87 6 437 4910 57 Irefnaut „ 7 539 3011 161 373 224 43 6 507 5511 5 Denbigh ..arrive8 5 9 3811 241 45 3 80 4 51 6 67 8 811 161 Free Press I Agents. The DENBIGHSHIRE FREE PRESS is published at 3 o'clock every Friday afternoon, and is on sale in town im- mediately afterwards by the News Boys and all the Local Agents. DENBIGH. Messrs. Smiths' Book Shop, Sta- tion Road. Mr. W. J. Nott, Vale Street. Mr. W. M. Buller, Bridge Streef Mr. Evan Jones, High Street. Mr. Ellis Williams, Old Post Office. Mr. Williams, Armonfa," Vale Street. Messrs. Wymans' Railway Book- stall. Mr. W. H. Davies, Charnells Well. The Free Press Office, Vale Street. BODFARI. Mrs. S. Roberts, Victoria Terrace. I HENLLAN. Mr. S. Lunt Griffiths, Grocer and Provision Dealer. LLANRHAIADR. Mr. Robert Owen, Coal Merchant. LLANDYRNOG Mr. Morgan, Grocer, The Shop. SAINT ASAPH. Mrs. Tomkinson's, Chester Street. Mr. W. Evans, High Street. The Railway Bookstall. SAINT GEORGE. Mr. J. Rodgers, Grocer, etc. TREMEIRCHION. Mr. S. Roberts, Grocer, The Shop. TREFNANT. Miss Hughes, Bricybrac Shop. RHUDDLAN. Miss Davies, Grocer and News- *gent. CEFN MEIRIADOG. Miss Jones, Post Office. ABERGELE. Messrs. Leigh and Sons, Stationers. Messrs. Wymans' Railway Book- stall. CAERWYS. Mrs. Morgan Davies, Hereford House. Mr. Clement Roberts' Newsagency. Wymans' Bookstall. RUTHIN. Messrs. Rouw, St. Peter's Square. Mr. C. Aldrich, Clwyd Street. Messrs. A. and G. Williams, Well Street. Mrs. Hughes, Penybont Shop, Mwrog Street. Mr. Lewis Jones, St. Peter's Square. Messrs. Wymans' Railway Book- stall. Messrs. W. H. Smiths' Representa- tive. GYFFYLLIOG. Mr. H. Thomas, Grocer, Post Dffice. GRAIG FECHAN. Mr. E. Lloyd Williams, The Shop. GELLIFOR. Mr. W. Christmas Davies, Shop- keeper. LLANFAIR D.C. Mr. D. Davies, Newsagent, The Shop. GWYDDELWERN. Mr. J. F. Lloyd, Newsagent. DERWEN. Mr. W. Davies, Grocer and Draper. CORWEN. Mr. Morris, Stationer, Caxton House. Messrs. Wymans' Bookstall. CERRIGYDRUIDION. Mr. W. H. Jones, Post Office. LLANDEGLA. Mr. D. Jones, Post Office. LLANGANHAFEL. Mrs. H. Roberts, Hendrerhwydd. LLANARMON. Mr. Jones, Grocer, Compton House. RHYL. Messrs. Smith and Sons' Bookshop, High Street. Messrs. Emlyn, High Street and Wellington Road. Mr. Dowell, Newsagent, Welling- ton Road. Miss Guthrie, High Street. Mr. Eccles, Newsagent. Messrs. Wymans' Railway Boole, ,stall,
EXCITING SCENES AT DOVER. Fearful weather prevailed in the Channel all Wednesday night, the wind blowing at a hur- ricane force, and exciting scenes occurred early on Thursday morning in connection with the rescue of a schooner which wli-S driving helplessly off Dover and burning flares for assistance. The Government tug Herculaneum succeeded in getting the vessel, which proved to be the Dutch schooner Konfid, bound for Plymouth, in tow, and placed her near the Admiralty Pier, but later she commenced to drive on to the pier, and the harbour tug Lady Vita went to her aid and towed her into harbour. While coaling the Wilson liner Syria in Dover Harbour during the height of the gale,, the Dover lighter No. 48 was carried into violent collision with the steamer, sustaining extensive damage.
STORM-SWEPT CAMP. A gale of unprecedented severity for May passed over Salisbury Plain during Wednes- day night, and the Yeomanry and other Terri- torials encamped on Windmill Hill expe- rienced an anxious and wretched time. The wind and rain beat with fury against the tents, and the utmost vigilance was necessary to keep the canvas city standing. The Yeo- manry horses all presented a miserable and drenched appearance. Considerable damage waa done in the camp.
DEATH OF SIR WILLIAM HUGGINS. FAMOUS ASTRONOMER'S CAREER. Sir William Huggins, the eminent astro- nomer, died on Thursday a.t a nuTsing home in London after a day's illness. He was in his eighty-seventh year. Sir William was born in London, and edu- cated at the City of London School. His in- terest in astronomy developed at an early age, and in 1856 he built the private observatory at Tulse Hill from which most of his scien- tific investigations have been directed. Sir William was unquestionably the greatest liv- ing authority on spectroscopic astronomy, to which science the greatest part of his life was devoted. He was ably assisted in his re- searches by his wife, who collaborated with him in the Atlas of Representative Stellar Spectra," published four years ago. It is due to Sir William Huggins's inex- haustible patience and great ingenuity that we have learnt not only the constitution of the most distant stars, but of comets, which he has shown to consist largely of blazing carbon. The astronomer's work met with its reward. He was President of the Royal Astro- nomical Society from 1876-8, President of tha Royal Society from 1900-5, and President of the British Association in 1891. Most of all, however, he prized the fact that he was one of the twelve great Englishmen selected by King Edward as the original members of the Order of Merit.
DANCING IN PRIVATE HOTELS. MUST NOT BE A NUISANCE. In the King's Bench Division, on Friday, Mr. Justice Lawrence gave his reserved judg- ment in the action of the Law Land Company to restrain Mr. Philip H. Bayer, proprietor of the Welbeck Hotel, a private establishment in Welbeck-street, Cavendish-square, from causing a nuisance to the plaintiffs or their tenants by permitting dancing on his premises. His Lordship said he thought he must hold that the mere existence of the ballrooms was not a nuisance. A more important question was whether there had been any excessive user. He was satisfied that the evidence of the occupants of flats in the vicinity must be discounted, but although they took an ex- aggerated view he thought they were en- deavouring to convey a true account when they said that the noise of dance music up till 2.3U in the morning and the subsequent noise of cabs taking away the guests disturbed their sleep. He must restrain the defendants from holding dances in such manner as to cause a nuisance, annoyance, or disturbance to owners or occupiers of neighbouring premises. He did not prohibit dances altogether, for he was not sure that steps might not be taken which would prevent the dances from being a nuisance.
POST OFFICE ARRANGEMENTS. The Post Office arrangements for the day of the King's funeral will be generally on the lines of those prevailing on Bank Holidays, as was the case on the occasion of Queen Victoria's burial. This means that the smaller post offices will be closed all day, and that the head offices will be open as usual. There will be only one delivery of letters- in the early morning—and one despatch at night. Fairly big telegraph staffs will be ou duty in the larger offices, this being neces- sary in order to cope with the work entailed by Press telegrams.
MISS FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE. Miss Florence Nightingale reached her ninetieth year on Thursday, and the anniver- sary of her birthday was quietly celebrated at her residence, 10, South-street, Park-lane. The morning's post brought 'the Crimean heroine numerous congratulatory letters, and many kind messages have been telegraphed Some gifts of beautiful flowers have also been sent to her in continuance of a custom adopted by some old friends for many years past. Miss Nightingale has for some time ccascd to take an active interest in public affairs owing to her advancing years, but her health continues to be good and gives no cause for anxiety.
NAVAL AND MILITARY TOURNAMENT. The Royal Naval and Military Tournament will not be held at present. A notification has been received by Major-General A. E. Codrington, C.V.O., C.B., commanding the London District, chairman of the Executive Committee of the Tournament, from the War Office, to the effect that the exhibition would be postponed. Whether this will mean the abandonment of the display for the year is not yet settled. It will be readily understood that it would not be fitting for his Majesty's sailors and soldiers to take part in any public function during the early days of the period of national mourning.
THE LOSS OF THE THISTLEMORE COASTGUARD'S GROSS NEGLECT. As the result of the Board of Trade inquiry into the lose of the steamship Thistlemore in Barnstaple Bay last December, the Court has found the Clovelly coastguard guilty oj. grow neglect, and held that the large loss of life would not have occurred had prompt steps been taken to call out the Clovelly liferoat in answer to the Thistlemore's distress signal, which was seen by the Peppercombe coast- guard and reported to Clovelly. Additional coastguards were succested by the court to patrol the coast in rough weather.