l' AMONG THE REUNIONISTS IN SWITZERLAND. ARTICLE III. GBINDELWALD, Suisse, July 19, 1892. The Reunioft meetings which, ostensibly at any J Jrate, form the principal reason of the excursions out here, arc tiow nearly over; and the rest of the 'time will be chiefly devoted to mountaineering, j picnicing, and attending the concerts and social; evenings which are held in the large concert room at the Hotel Bar. August will be a purely holi- day month, with the exception that special preachers, such as the Rev. W. J. Dawson, the jjev. Hxgh Price Hughes, and the Rev. Guinness Rogers, will preach on Sunday evenings at the Zuringlian Church; and then in September the Reunion Conferences will be resumed. Up to the present the meetings have been very successful, the attendance has been large, the debates animated, the subjects of great im- portance, and, inasmuch as alS sections of Pro- tectant Christendom are represented, the views expressed have naturally been of the most varied character. The Church of England representa- tives include the Hon. and Rev. Canon Free- vaantle, the Rev. W. Hay M H. Aitkin, the well- 'iknown Church missionary, Principal Kingsmill -Moore (Ireland), and the Rev. A. &. Buckland, MyA. editor of thereclord; the Cengregational- istrf include Dr. Mackennal, Mr. R. F. Horton, M.A., and the Rev. ^Herbert Stead; amongst Wesleyan Methodists we have the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, Dr. Lunn, und Mr. Percy Bunting; while the chief representative of the Baptists is Dr. Glover, of Bristol. These have already taken a prominent part of the discussion of the ques- tions included in the programme, and the mention of their names will be sufficient guarantee of the quality of the debates. It mar be wondered how leaders representing so many and such divergent aspects of Christian thought can meet together and discuss in an amicable spirit the points which divide them. So far, all speakers have expressed themselves with the greatest frankness, but the Christian temper in which their views have been expounded has preserved throughout the most friendly feelings amongst -sJl members of the Conference. The key-nóteto the discusions has been this-that if the Christian Churches are to be brought together into closer union it must be not by the sacrifice of principles or the abandon- ment of historical functions, but by the recog- nition on the part of allfthat they agree in essen- tials, differ only in matters of government and organisation, and are content to work together i r against a common foe. The first party which arrived were received on June 29 in the Zuringlian Church by Dr. Lunn, who briefly summarized the tendencies appearing on every hand in favour of reunion. The Con- ferences proper opened with an excellent paper by the Rev. Arthur Battersby (Church of Eng- land) on Our common ground: what it is, and how can we co-operate for its enlarge- ment ? Mr. Battersby detailed the pro- posals in the direction of union made by the Bishops assembled at Lambeth Palace, and these, with the exception of the historic episcopate," appeared entirely acceptable to the Nonconform- ists. Against this one claim the Nonconformists, one after another, expressed themselves opposed, and, if reunion will ever be brought about, the claim of th-e Chwrch of England in this respect must be considerably modified, if not withdrawn. So interesting did the discussion prove that it had to be resumed on'the following evening, the Rev. Lewis Hughes, a Welsh curate, leading off. The debate was brought to an exciting finish by Miss Conybeare, sister of the M.P., who asserted with remarkable vigcur the rights of women to equality with men, and severely criticized the priesthood." The subject of the second meeting was a lecture by Dr Mackennal on «' The Meaning of the Refor- mation from a Congregational standpoint." The lecture was chiefly historical in its tone, and was delivered with ail that clearness and eloquence of expression forwhich the doctor is distinguished. He insisted upon the New Testament idea of a Church (as interpreted by Congregationalists), and explained in detail the motives which under- lay the Puritan and Separatist movements. The discussion which followed was a warm but good- tempered one, the warmth being generated by an incidental refertwee on the part of a Welsh clergy- man to Disestablishment; the other points of in- terest being Erastianism, and the influence upon English public life of the Reformation. Points of eentact in opposing views on jiscnatoiogicai subjects u was the somewhat for- midable title of a paper read by the Rev. W. Hay Aitkin. Mi. Aitkin chiefly devoted his paper, which was an admirable one, to the dis- cussion of eternal punishment- a question which most of the Churches are now inclined to fight shy of. Mr. Aitken and the succeeding speakers, especially Dr. Mackennal, were clearly all disposed to the acceptance of the larger hope," and if the opinions expressed at the Conference may be regarded as anything like representative, the old, rigid, and terrible doctrine of eternal hell-fire has been practically abandoned for some more humane and rational position. The duty of the Church to Science, arad the influence of Science oc the Church formed the subject of a lucid, elocuent, and profound paper by the Rev. Wm. Spiers, M.A. The paper on this subject was to have been read kf Dr. Dallinger, the eminent-scientist; but the scientific experiments of this gentleman were at such a stage as rendered his departure from England im- possible, and Dr. Lunn was fortunate enough to secure in his place, Dr.fDallinger's fellow-worker and co-editor. The paper pointed out with grtat detail, and in ornate and beautiful languagta, the elevating character of aeientific studies, and the universality of truth, both sicientific and theo- logical; recounted many instances in whick scien- tific discoveries had been first boycotted aad then gladly accepted and disnaissed in the most posi- tive manner any fear that 'religious truth wouKl be injuriously affected by scientific research. An excellent discussion ensued, a few expressing the viow that scientific training was inimical to religious belief, but the majority being largolyoll the other side. The Rev. (Lewis Hughes (the Welshman), with his fatal dieposition for raising debatable topics, introduced the question of evo-i lution and, while some were disposed to view the; aubjeet with suelpi-cion, the bulk of those who ex-: pressed themselves regarded it favourably, and,| without accepting the details of the Darwinian- system, thought the principle -of evolution had' done much to explain difficulties both theological and scientific. On Tuesday, July 12, the "neral Election party "-i.e., those who were detained by electoral duties in England-arrived at 6-80, and at 8.30 the Rev. Hugh Price Hughes, apparently un- affected by the fatigue of a two days' journey, -delivered a vigorous address on "National Christianity." In referring to the-general ques- tion of Reunion," Mr Hwghes asserted that one of the principal obstacles in the way of "bringing the churches together was the existence ef the Establishment; but this view was far from being shared by the majority of his hearers, federal ministers from Ireland rising and stating that the effect of disestablishment there had been to estrange rather than conciliate Dissenters and Churchmen. The lecturer laid down the principle that a Christian state was to be judged by the laws it passed, and by the adoption of a policy of peace both at home and abroad-a state, the laws of which were all favourable to piety and un- favourable to evil. Such a state, asserted the Speaker, had never yet existed. He concluded by urging that the mission of the Christian church was national as well as individnalistic; and that -I!, J1 wane wieu urdt L ury was uiie regeneration of the individual, their ensuing duty was to reconstruct society in aeeordance with the principles of Jesus Christ. Mr Price Hughes, as everyone who has )ieard him koows, is nothing if not vigorous; and the vigour he am pax ted into the subject was main- tained throughout the whole meeting. Several excellent speeches were delivered, perhaps the broadest being one from Canon Freemintle, who argued that instead ot having a number of1 different sects called the churches," they should jregard the nation as the church that there was lio real distinction between "sacred" and "Mcular"; and that each parish ought to be a centre in which all Christians agreed to work together to advance the kingdom of God upon earth. He complained of the exclusive applica- tion of the term" church" to the solitary function of public worship to the exclusion of the social work so dear to the heart of Christians and reiterated, amid loud applause, the Lutheran doctrine of "the priesthood of all believers." The all-day Reunion Conference was held on July 13, the subjects for morning, afternoon, and evening being Ecclesiastical obstacles to Re- union," "Theological Obstacles," and "Social Obstacles." The morning oonference was to have been presided over by the Lord Bishop of Ripon, but under the advice of Sir Andrew Clark he remained at home, and his place was taken by the Rev. Hay Aitkin. This gentleman, in the course of an elaborate and lengthy speech, dealt with the Lambeth proposals, showed the liberality of the bishops in making them, and asked whether Nonconformists were prepared to make conces- sions upon their part. Reunion he described as' a union sufficicintly visible and -external for the outside world to take cognisance of it. The points to which objection was taken was the claim to retain the historic episcopate, that a bishop should be present in the future at the ordination i of Nonconformist ministers, aed that conifrmation should be accepted as the means of entrance into;, church membersh ip. These proposals the leading' Nonconformists present—D?-. Mackennal and Dr. Glover in particular—declared it impossible for them to accept; and the discussion, which was most interesting, closed with an appeal by Mrs Sheldon Amos to all Christians te unite in securingthe return at Parliamentary, county, and municipal elections of Christian men. The afternoon meet- ing was presided over by Dr. Mackennal, and the devotional tone which be imparted to it in his opening speech was never obliterated, the result being that the meeting, considered as a discussion, fell a little flat. In the evening, however, the interest 'which had characterized the morning sitting was revived fey the opening address on social topics of Mr Price Hughes. Mr Hughes has a reputation for saying startling things, and this evening he startled the audience by declaring his readiness to accept, with flight qualifications, the proposals of the Bishops. From a social point of view bis address was admirable, and the discussion proved an excellent one. The succeeding evening was allocated to Mr R. F. Hoiton, M.A.. the popular and talented young Congregationalist minister of Hampstead, whose subject-a favourite one with him-was Inspira- tion." The reading of the paper taking up con- siderable time, and the matter being of so important a. character, it was resolved to adjourn the discus- sion until the following morning, when two hours and a half were devoted to it. These two meet- ings were among the most successful. That on Friday morning terminated just in time to allow Mr Horton, Mr Price Hughes, and a few others to catch the train, and to be photographed ere they departed. A crowd of two or three hundred assembled to see them off, and sang as they were leaving two appropriate hymns. Friday evening was devoted to the question which Mr Herbert Stead has been freely ventilat- ing recently, viz., How to induce Christian people to discuss the Disestablishment question in a Christian spirit." Mr Stead's address was an admirable summary of the position of both parties to the Disestablishment controversy but the previous meetings had evidently exhausted the energy of the conference, and the attendance was not large, while the discussion was loose and far from the mark. The only effect it produced upen me was a desire to get up and explain the real condition of things in Wales, and to impress one with the amount of ignorance still prevalent upon the subject, and the urgent necessity of prosecuting the Disestablishment campaign in English-countieb. This is but a cursory summary of the meetings which have been held up to the present; the remaining ones will be held during the ensuino- fortnight. In addition to the meetings, English sermons are delivered at the Zuringlian Church, as well as by the Chaplain in the English Church, every Sunday evening, the special preachers up to the present being the Rev. Hay Aitkin, the Rev. Dr. Glover, and the Rev. Dr. Lunn. There are some other matters that I thought of dealing with, bmt these I must leave for a future number.
NEWTOWN AND LLANIDLOES HIGH- WAY BOARD,—TUESDAY. I* consequence of the county election falling on the seooad Tuesday ic the month the meeting was aajoarned until last Tuesday, when there were preljleDt-Messr8 J. Pryce (chairman), J. Venablee, David Lloyd, Richard Jones, Anthony Jandrell, John Evans, Richard Griffiths, J. Meredith, Thomas Francis, Richard Edwards, Price Pugh, S. Mergan, J. Lewis, T. Jones, Thomas Evans. Richard Williams (clerk), F. Edmunds (surveyor), and C. T. M. Taylor lassistantclerk). FINANCE, Tne Finance Committee reported that they had examined the Surveyor's accounts, and had found the same correct. They recommended the payment of the following bills Manual labour accounts, X125 4a 9d team labour and materials -accounts, .£51 9s Id balance doe to Surveyor, £ 8. The following amounts have been paid to the treasurer: June 23, County Council, on account of repairs to their roads, X202 19s 9d; to balance, ditto, JJ102 10s 7d; July 18, Llanidloes, £ 58; balance in treasurer's hands, £ 513 8s 7d. Contributions in arrears due May 1st last, Carno, ..e8; Llangurig, 252; Llaowaog, £ 63 • and Moehdre, JitO. Tonr Committee recommend that the following cheques be issued: District sur- veyor, T. Edmunds, £ 180; salaries (r. Admuridi), etc., .£43 15c; R. Williams (salary) X6 5a; general expenses, ff„ W. Cooke, t"o Zd.-The report was adopted. u .-SURVEYOR'S RBFCRT. mr i. KCamnaa, surveyor, reported as folows:- i syiltctau Bridge.—I beg to inform you th&t the parapets of this bridge are not complete owing to my taking the masons over to Llanllngan. Dolgwydd Po-ed and Bridge.-This bridge has not been completed, but most, if not all, the timber required has been bronsrht there. Upper Mill Bridge, Llanllugan.—On the M**day fc,llowing your last meeting I met several gentiemeu int -rested m tite.then proposed brifcge by the Tapper Mill, in the parish of Ll tnllugan. Aed they accep-ed The terms and promised to subscribe the reared amount, and also to produce an agreement to that effect signed by Mr Gkthiu, Pantyorai, and Mr Inemas, the parish waywarden. Upon the reocipt •of their guarantee IT lost no time in preparing for its erec ion. The foundations have been laid, and ab ii t half the masonry work h<s been done. Mr Evas3 of Caers-va, will sopiply the timber required. c New Roads.Sinto the last meeting cbe worst pait- fcf the Deildre, Gaer, and Waea roads have been repaired. Cider He Road, S)oyor.-We have commenced warning this road. CORRESPONDENCE. The following letter (from the Local Government Boatd, addressed to the Chairman of the Highway! dj/e*I' direot€d by the Local Government • £ toard to state that they ha.ve received from Mr E9.: auditor, .« report made after his audit of the accounts of the Newtown and Llanidloes Highway Board and their ancers for the year ended the 25 h March last, in which be states that the order oheque book described by Art. 3 (2) of the general order of the 29th April, 18.79., had not been kept. The Board requires that yon will have theodnes8 to lay this oommunioatiom before the Highway Board. Signed KNOLLVS.' —The Surveyor stated tnat he woald see that th« order was carried «ut in future.-A further letter from the Local Government u* L .8 j that they enclosed oopies of the order which had been issued, disallowing the order of the County Council of Montgomery for the transfer of the Rural Sanitary District of the Newtown and L anidJoes Union of obtain parts of the parishes 6f L anl wchaiarn and Newtown in the Newtown and LJanllwcha'.arn LOOHI Government DISTRICT/' There was no other business of importance* 'j
SEVERN FISHERY BOARD.
SEVERN FISHERY BOARD. A mating of the Severn Fishery Board was held at the Queen a Hotel, Birmiogham, on Thursday under the presidency of Mr Colchester Wamyss. Mr GEORGE KEMPSTER called attention to the advisability of sanctioning the use of cleechin* nets u .l.L 101: tne purpose ot t king out of the river all coarse j^'Pn Perctl' the interest of the river he asked the Board to support him in this suggestion, The coarse fUll did au iramense amount of injury to young salmon and trout. He thought there ought to be a heavy penalty upon anyone taking out with this net any other than coarse fish. It Wa!4 useless increasing the trout if the coarse fi-h were allowed to Jill the river in puch numbers. Mr COLEB (Midland Angling Sooieties) opposed the proposal. He said if such a suggestion were adopted M w 6 "nPPort of hundreds of anglers. Mr WILLIAMS (Shrewsbury) said anglers in Shrop- shire paid ^200 in shilling licences, and their view was that the rough fish were too numerous in the river. Mr EDWARDS thought if Mr Kempster would so ";ord ,h.la m10tl'jrJ the sanction of the Boa-d sh^d be asked for the use of nets for taking coarse fash except p^rch, and limited the district to above Bo'rd y' W°U d me6t With tho bUPPOrt of the Alderman DAT (Worcester) moved as an amend met. t that the committee report on the be?t mems of reducing the number of pike in the river, which ought to be reduced. Mr KEMPSTER slid it was simply in the interest of the trout, and salmon fishng that he moved hia resolution. He ►ug*eited_ that chub «hou d be i/i^eried in Afr Day n piopo.iition. Several^ supporter of anglers objeeted, and Alder- man D«y « motion 1 elating to pike was carried with- out duseat.
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THE LLANFYLLIN BITING CASE. DEFENDANT COMMITTED TO THE QUARTER SESSIONS. This ca3e, which had bepn remanded, came on for hearing at the Llanfyllm Police Court on Friday, the lota insu., before C. Ii. Joues aud John Lomax, Esqrs. As briefly reported in our last issue, it wi;l be reraeuiberel tuat Richard Thomas, a farmer's son, was charged with doiug grievoud bodily barm to Tiiomati Owen, by bititg off a portion of oue of his airs.)Ir Martin Woosnam, Newtown, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr G. D. Davies, Oswestry, defended. Mr Woosnam, in opening the case, said that the prosecutor, Thomas OweR, was a respectable farmer, residing at a faun called Bachie, near Llanfyllin, and the priiouer, Itichard Thomas, was the son of a! re pectable farmer, who lived at Llwydiarth, in the parish of Llaufirjaiitfel,-and he would IJ" charged with naving inflicted grieves bodily barm upon the prose- cutor. On the 17th inst., the prosecutor went to Llanfyllin town about five o'clock in the afternoon, it beiiitf the borough polling day, and about nine o'clock on the evening of that day he went to the Eagles Hotel, aud there met the prisoner. They had a friendly conversation in the house, not one angry word having been apokeu on either side. About 9.30 the prosecutor w-nt, away into the backyard through the side door. Soon afterwards the prisoner followed, and when iu the yard prisoner asked the prosecutor to accompany him to a stable, at the same time taking h .Id of one cf the arms of the prosecutoi. They went into a stable together, and prisoner said something to prosecutor about the election, and subsequently a scuffle ensued between them, during which the prosecutor was struck down, kicked, and one of the most disgusting and inhuman acts com- mitted upon him that it was possible to conceive, namely, his right ear having been almost completely bitten off. The prisoner was heard to scream whilst in the stable, and afterwards became nnconscious. In the evidence which would be laid before their Worships it would contain admissions of the assault by the prisoner, and would leave no doubt whatever in their miuds as to the course they should adopt in the matter. Mr Woosnam then proceeded to call the evidence for the prosecution. Thomas Owen, the prosecutor, said he was a farmer, living at Bachie, near Lianfyilin. On Thurs- day, the 7th iost., he was at Llanfyllin town. He arrived there about 5 p.m., and at 9 p.m. he went to the Eagles Hotel. About 9.30 he went out of the house through the side door for the purpose of going home. When he was in the yard the prisoner came to him and said that he wanted to speak to him. Prosecutor went with the prisoner into the yard, and the latter asked him to go into the stable. He con- sented, and when they got there they had a scuffle and prosecutor was thrown to the ground. While on the ground he felt the prisoner take hold of bis right ear with his teeth. He fe t the prisoner bite, shake his head, and then tear his ear off. Prisoner also kicked him a great many times on his head, and he was unconscious afterwards. He did not give the! prisoner any provocation. Cross-examined by Mr Davies He saw the prisoner at the Eagles, but did notspeak to him. Ho would swear that Thomas asked him to go to the stable. He did net know if the prisoner had a horse there. Prisoner did not say that he was gjing home. He had never said to anyone that it was as much his fault as that of the prisoner's. He might have said that he did not wish to appear against him there. Richard Pugh said that he lived at 3, Rhiewlas Terrace, Llanfyllin, and on the day in question he was driving his horse and cart home from Bwlchy- cibau, which he reached between 9 and 10 o'clock His stable adjoined the stables at the Eagles Yard, and the entrance to his stable was the same entrance as to the stables of the Eagles Hotel. When he got into the yard he saw the prosecutor standing by the closet. He went towards his stable, unlocked the door, and went in. Just as he reached the stable door the prosecutor came to him and helped him to take his mare out of the cart. The prosecutor then went away. He then took a bucket out of the stable to fetch some hot water from the Eagles and as he was going he saw the prosecutor and the prisoner standing together by the gate which leads into the Eagles Yard. The prisoner had bold of the prosecutor's arm, and said in Welsh, Come up this way," pointing towards the yard. Witness went into the house for the water, and when he came back both the prosecutor and the prisoner were standing together opposite the middle stable in the Eagles Yard. They were talking together, and witness passed on to his own stable. When he was fetching some cut straw from the loft he heard tretf,er«loue screaming proceeding from the Eagles Yard. In consequence of what he heard he proceeded to the Eagles Yard, and from there to the back kitchen of the hotel. He saw the prosecutor sitting upon a chwr. He was»eovered with Mood. Margaret Evaas, landlady of the Eagles Hotel, said that abou4 9 p. on the day im question the prosecutor came to her house, and sat down in the box. The prisoner was &I-BoDreso-nt-Tb,. I was the worse for drink. As far as she conld observe the prisoner was sober. They were talking in a friendly way about the eleetioa. The prosecutor did not ask for anything to drink. Shortly afterwards he went out through the side door that led into the yard. 1. In a few minutes afterwards the prisoner went out through the same door, and about 10 or 15 minutes afterwards the prisoner came back through the kitchen door. It was dark at the time, and there was no light in the back kitchen. He said, Shall I r<a™i_a'n old cloth to wiP0 my trousers ? She said What is the matter?" and looked at his face, as she could see there was something on it. She took him outside the back kitchen door, and said You have been fighting?" When they got outside she could see that prisoner's face was covered with blood. The pfisomer then replied, "I have." She then asked him with whom he had been fighting. He replied, Mr Owen," and in reply to her question as to where they had ben lighting, be nodded his head towards the yard. When she saw the blood she said "Oh Mr Thomas, you are half killed." No," he replied "I am none the worse; it is old Owen's blood." He then asked for water to wash, but before he received the water he stripped his coat off, and she saw blood all over his shirt. The police then came. fross-exaained: Prosecutor and the prisoner were in the house together for about five minutes. It was five minutes before the prisoner went out after Owea. At any rite it was not more than ten minutes. Prose- cutor did not complain of any injury to the ear. Margaret Davies, wife of Mr Davies, grocer, Llan. fyllin, said ilhe remembered the 71:10 nf ini. UUg w,as going into the back yard of their house, which faced the Eagles Hotel yard. In front of the yard there were iroll rails, and those rails directly faced the middle stable in the Eagles yard. She heard shouting and screaming in the stable. She then got up on a bench and looked over the rails, and there saw two men scuffling, ¡It was rather dark, and she eoald not see who they were. The rails were not seven or eight feet from the -stable. She heard ene of the men oihoting, Yon have kicked me, and you are biting me. Cross-examined: The first she saw was the one stopping dowa, and the other k»odfeing his best. P.'S. Meredith said that he took the prisoner into custody. aad charged him with inflicting grievous bodily harm upon the prosecutor. Prisoner replied that he had mnlyidone it ia self-defence. Cross-examined;: When he saw the prosecutor Standing i. the yard he told him that the prisoner nad bitten him. The prisoner had a horse in the stable. There was a manger in the stable. There were boarded ataUa. He went away then. Dr David Peters said that he was an assistant to Dr Edwards, of Llanfyllin, and was called in to see the prosecutor on the day in question. He found him snfferiwg from wounds upon the head, and his right ear had neon completely bitten off with the exception of a small bit at the top. The portion of the ear .had been handed to him by the police eergeant, and p ferom an examination which he had made he had no doubt it was that portion of the human ear which belonged to the prosecutor. He had preserved it, and now produced it. There were teeth marks upon portions of the ear, acd he had no doubt that it had I been tak"Tl off by the teeth of a human being. N > evidence was called for the defence. The accused was charged, aud said he bad nothing to fuy. Mr Davies, in addroaamg the Bench on his behalf, said l.aat accused was charged with maliciously wounding Thomas Owen. He laid particular stress on the word "maliciously." The evidence did not show a. tittle of malica, and their Worships could dis. miss th 13 harge, or they had the alternative of treat- ing the cafe as a common ai-eault. Mr Wdtsnam said if thera was a, Prilxa facie case made out to the satisfaction of the Bench it was their duty, and t&eir only duty, to send the case to a hiaher I tribunal. The B*neh decided that the case should be sent to the Quarter Sessions, at.d allowod bail, tbe accused IinJgM)0. a d £ wo sureties in £ [QQ eaeh.— Bail was not at the time forthcomiuff, but we have since learnt that ihe defendant has been bailed. that the defendant has been bailed.
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THE WELSHPOOL SHOOTING CASE. DEFENDANT BEFORE THE MAGIS- TRATES. At the Welshpool Borough Police Court, on Tues- j day, before D. P. Owen, Esq., chairman, Col. Twy- ford, W. Rogers, E. O. Jones, and David Wall, Esqrs., Thomas Beech, of Uaethro Farm, was charged on remand with having done grievous bodily harm to Albert Davies, a platelayer, by shooting him, on June 27th.-Mr Maurice Jones appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Llew. Phillips (for Mr Martin Woosnam) defended. Albert Davies said he was a platelayer in the em- ploy of the Cambrian Railways Company. Not feeling sufficiently well to go to his work on June 27, he went out with a ferret in his pocket. He turned, with Thomas Gardiner, into the fields leading towards the Bank Farm, and got on to some land held by de- fendant. He had no dog, no gun, and no stick with him. In the first field of Mr Beech's they went on to, he saw a burrow, and put the ferret into it. He got on his knees to do so. Whilst in that position he saw defendant coming towards him. Defendant said if he moved he would shoot him dead. Defendant had a gun in his hand. Witness said he was not going to move. Defendant demanded the ferret, and witness said he should not have it, and he tried to get it out of the hole. Witness put it in his left pocket. When doing this he was in a kneeling position. Defendant kicked him in the chest, the t,e of his boot striking his jaw. Defendant after- wards knocked him over the hedge into Mr Hole's field which was lower than the ground upon which they were standing. Defendant threatened to shoot him, and complainant ran about thirty yards, when he was shot. He felt himself shot in the back of the right arm and shoulder and the back of the head and neck. He received no shots in the left arm. He went to the Gungrog wood, where Gardiner assisted him to take his coat off. Aftor that he went home. He was in a terrible pain when he got home, and Dr Marston was sent for. He was examined at the sur- gery by Dr. Gill and Dr. Marston, and Dr. Gill ex- tracted nine shots from his back. He still suffered pain. He was positive that he put the ferret in the left pocket, and that it escaped the shots. Thomas Gardiner, Mount Pleasant, said he re- membered going with the complainant up to Caethro farm. As complainant was putting the fer- ret in the hole defendant came up with a gun and a dog, and told oomphmant that if he moved he would shoot him dead. Complainant did not move, and the defendant Walked up to him and asked for the ferret. Complainant declined to give it him. and defendant kicked him under the hedge. He again asked for the ferret, and complainant again refusou to part with ir,. As Davies rose to his feet defendant knocked him over the hedge into Mr Hole's field. When com- plainant was over the hedge he ran away, and defendant again threatened to shoot him, tIoild he did so. Defcmdaiit said he would not mind giving witness the same. Witness ran away in the direction of Gungrog Wood, a,.td Davies followed him. He as- sis ed complainant tj pull his coat off, and saw that his back was bleeding. Davies put tue ferret into his left pocket. Witness saw Davies fall after de- fendant shot at him. Mary Jones, Bowling Green Lane, said she was sent for to Albert Davies s house. She assisted to uhdreBs the complainant, who had blood on tue right arm, shoulder, and neok. Dr. Gill said that on Monday, June 27th, he was visi ed at the surgery by Albert Davies. He ex- amined him with Dr. Marston, and found 65 shot wounds, the majority of them being in his right side and arm. On the first occasion witness removed nine shots, and he had extracted ten more since. The remainder of the shots were still in oomplain- I ant's body. Judging from the nature of the wounds be should thiink the defendant must have been about thirty yards from Davies when he shot him. He had directed complainant not to follow his occu- pation at present. P.S. Humphreys said he was given a warrant to apprehend defendant. Before apprehending him be read the charge contained in the warrant to him, and defendant replied that he did shoot at com- plainant, but did not intend killing him, but the ferret that was in a bag iu his right hand. Defendant said he would reserve his defence, and applied for bail. Mr Maurice Jones asked their Worships to re- amo8untr amount of bail. and to fix upon a larger -oi™efemlant waa ^mitted hail in the sum of f Mr Wm Farmer, in the sum 2 • i. -r1efendant was then committed to take his trial at the next Assizes.-A charge by Beech against Davies and Thomas Gardiner for game tres- pass was adjourned to the next Sesaioas.
THRILLING LIFEBOAT SCENES. Another lifeboat disaster has unfortunately to be chronicled involving bereavements of two families +n ueath throe ofche:F men- ft to the Liverpool boat that the accident happened bhe apMzei in the Mersey while on a rescue expedi- tion during a furious gale. People ou the landing t £ «*e^1V^PCOi Z\TuTda? ni*ht were startled by the glare of rockets discharged from the New ?ri8rj3u°n 8^0,re- a lifeboat was promptly manned but though tag. were lying at anchor both up and Rln« re3P°nae t0 the signals. B ue hghts were again lit up, and every stratagem lYfoh-J t0 t° catoh the eye of a tug captain. The lifeboat men were now rocking in their craft, and the spectators began to use strong language Before ,wHa9fa XT°atiUlly manned> whi £ in the far distance from New Brighton shore it was evident from the amount of signalling going on that ,ome- thing very serious waa the matter. The lifeboat wa7oneiv riVer ful/y aun,ho"' and even then it 7 £ L y f a amount of pressure stage-master that a tug was induced to take it in tow down the river to where the Kingfisher lav and there another delay would have to be undergone before she could be made fast to the Kingfisher NeA' BrJhfn rockets were still being fired from New Brighton, the ascent of each succeeding one creating still greater alarm among the neonle gathered on the stage. Indignation was loudly a„d bolt wWohXd W J"818 noticed th«t the life- boat, which had come out at eleven o'clock, had not WheB at last fho^K hT ln after mid.ight. «. 1 *u at was towed out the crow found SL 1 t ge three"maeted vessel was ashore and likely to become a total wr««k wu H. hundred yards cf the vesselthe ^ofithe'^e K8water The 1 aa0t 'raW Were thrown int0 the water. They clung to tbe craft, which drifred S' anl8°me of tbem bottom In thi« position they were cast ashore on Wednesday morn- ing at Hoylake just below New BrighSS tTo rf the crew h&d drowned anrl 11 '-lydt. £ lilt' Xs" t«™d over. Tier" was a. terrible sea running, and the men suffered greatly before being washed ashore. Their dead mates leaves wives and families which aL?DtutDnffaraLted the Now Brighton lifeboat. P# ber and reaened tho help- iaoJzed VhT mlDU,teS bef0re the Liverpool boar S The, Proved to be the Maxwell, 0» 1,800 tons, outward for San Frisco, and she left port only the previous day. Her crew of 29 haneti were aM Bafely rescued by the New Brighton boat into T 84,6 had,t0 baok> and while b in? towed ashore ha!Vaer broke, and she went
DISTRICT COUNTY COURTS. Before his Honour Judge BBRESFORD. LLANFYLLIN,—TUESDAY. There were entered for hearing 6 adjourned cases, 42 new plaints, and 2 judgment summonses. JONES V. MORRIS.—A PROMISSORY NOTE CASE. In this case Mr R. H. Ellis, Oswestry, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Martin Woosnam for defendant. —The plaintiff, John Solomon Jones, paid in 1885 he lent Thomas Morris, the defendant, .812, and defen- dant signed a promissory note for the amount.— Cross-examined The note was signed at the time of lending the money.—Mr Woosnam: Would you be surprised to find that the note was signed on the 11th August. 1885, and that the note itself was not issued till January, 1892?—Witness I put the cross myself to make it the same as the old one. Morris told me to make a new note. The old note is at home. This is an exact copy of the old note.—Mr Woosnam said he thought that plaintiff ought to be non-suited.—Mr Ellis applied for an adjournment in order to produce the original note. He did not notice the date of the note.—His Honour, to plain- tiff Why didn't you tell the gentleman who is act- ing for you that you signed this note as a copy ? You have no right to such a thing as that. I have no wish to suggest anything.—Mr Ellis: It was a very silly thing to do.—His Honour decided to grant the adjournment, with leave to amend, plaintiff to pay the costa of adjournment. BURGESS V. EDWARDS. In this caqe Mr A. Fay Williams (of Messrs Donne and Williams, Oswestry) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr R. H. Ellis, Oswestry, for the defendant.— Mr Williams said in 1891 the plaintiff, John Burgess, sold a mire to the defendant for £ 5, £ 2 15s of which was paid at the time in the value of some oats and a sow. There was a counter claim for X2 10s for breach of warranty, and for £ 1 5s for coat of keep- ing. His case was that there was no warranty given. -John Burgess gave evidence to this effect, and in cross-examination said he had had this mare seven or eight months. He had sold it seven or eight times, and bought it back each time. Sometimes he bought it back ior less than he sold it—(laughter)— but he once bought it back for more.—William Kynaston said he had had this mare three times. It was perlectly quiet, and would do any kind of work. The first time he bought it he gave X2 10s for it, and sold it for J68.—Harvey Kynaston also gave evidence that the mare was quiet.—William Edwards, the defendant, said he bought the mare for his wife to drive to market, and it was warranted to go in harness. After he had the mare she began to kick like old boots (laughter). She was a regular bad brute (laughter). Plaintiff told him she did that in the beginning. He said, That's a very poor begin- ning (laughter).—Mrs Edwards also gave evidence. She said Burgess warranted the mare to be as quiet as a lamb.-John Williams, a servant of the defen- dant, and he was afraid to go to the stable to the mire.—Mrs Morgan said she bought the mare from Burgt-ss ouoe, and was glad to sell it him back aeain (lauuliter).—His Honour B dd it was clear to his mind that th-s mare had been a very valuable mare. It ha i done a good many people a good many good turns, but unfortunately it had done the plaintiff a very bud turn. It was clear to his mind that there was a warranty given with the mare, and he should give judgment for defendant on tae claim, and on the counter claim with costs. ANN JANK JONES V. EVAN THOMAS, JUNIOR. Plaintiff claimed 15s damages alleged to be done to fowls by defendant's dog.—Mr M. Woosnam was for defendant.—Plaintiff's case was that on May 3rd defendant sent his d g after plaintiff's fowls, and killed four of them.—The defence was that this was a pure fabrication, and that defendant was at the time at Roden, near Wellington.—His Honour, after hearing the evidence, said it was certainly a most extraordinary case. Judgment would be for the defendant without costs. TITHE CASES. Several cases for the recovery of the tithe rent- eharge under the new Tithe Act were heard. In each of them Mr Williams appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr Woosnam for the d-fendants. Before entering upon them, Mr Wooanam, addressing his Honour, said he understood that an ex parte application had been made to his Honour under Order 12, Rule A., that one of these cases should be referred to the Chester County Court. He only received informa- tion of this after entering Court that morning, and he bad brought his client there ready to prove the case. He wished to remark that the order made by his Honour on that application was based upon what he might call an erroneous affidavit. As he was in- formed, the affidavit was ba.s"d on the fact that a fair trial would not likely to be had by a jury con- sisting of people residing in the district, and that a jury had been applied for and summoned. Bat there was no notice given to the Registrar to summon a jury. Now to remove this case to Chester was a .most serions thing, as it would entail great cast upon his witnesses, WHO lived in the neighbourhood of Llanfyllin. The affidavit was absolutely and en- tirely without foundation, for no jury was summoned in the case, and unless Messrs Lloyd and Roberts, the representatives of the other side, consented to let the ease go before his Honour as judge and jury, he (Mr Wooanam) would apply to a higher Coiirt.-As Messrs Lloyd and Roberts were not represented in Court, his Honour suggested that Mr Woosnam should communicate with them on the subject, and this was agreed to.-His Honour granted Mr Wooa- nam's co-ta of the day in the event of the case being brought back before him.—In the case of Griffiths v. J. Lloyd, the amount claimed was X2 5a gd -Mr Cleaver (Mr Sis-on's agent) proved the case.—The defence was that the amount was paid on August 11, 1891.-Hi,3 Honour, after a patient hearing, gave judgment for the plaintiff without costs.-In the case of Jenkins v. Bvans, the amouut claimed was X2 5a. The debt wts admitted, but the amount of bills being .£388, which included .£1 3d for arrears, no costs were allowed.-In the case of Jenkins v. Richards, the amount claimed was zElO 9s 7d.-The defence was that defendant was only owner of part of the pro- perty.—Judgment was given tor 15a 3d without costs. —Mr Woosnam's costs for the last Court from which these cases were adjourned were allowed. WELSHPOOL,- WBDNESDAY. There were entered fer hearing 4 judgment sum monsett and 25 new plaints. CLAIM FOR .£1. Thomas Heath, farmer, Rhosjrosh, claimed from Edward Davigs, farmer, the sum of Xi, balance of a sale of sheep.—The plainferff said that he claimed .£1 off the defendant for sheep that he sold to the defen- dant on the 19th May last. The sheep were sold for 7, and the defendant only paid him < £ 6.—The defendant denied the claim, and said that he had paid the full amoaut dne.—Mrs Heath corroborated her husband s statement, and judgment was given for the plaintiff with costs. CLAIM FOR .£50. L J 'YT"P" aoranam wood, farmer, Alltuchaf, Llanfair. claimed from W. Farmer, ironmonger, Welshpool, the sum of R50 for the loss of a horse, due to the reckless driviag of the servants of the defendant on the 4h March last.—Mr Martin Woosnam appeared for the plaiihtiff, aad Mr E. Maurice Jones too: the def,,n tont.-EdWiD Wood, son of the plaiutiff. Siid that on the day in question he was riding into Llan- lair. He left home about sevea o'clock, and the diptanae to Llanfair was about three miles. He reached Llanfair about 7.30, and as crossing the bridge he could hear a trap coming, and he crossed te his left side. As the trap appeared to be coming towards himi he shouted "Hey." There were no lights in the trap. The shaft of the trap struck his leg and also the mare. He was only trowing at the time. He caught hold of the iron rail upon the top of the bridge in order to save himself. It was a fine night, but dark. His hat went over into the river. The abaft of the trap penetrated the horse. After the accident he saw Mr Potter, one of the defendant's men, and told him of it. The defendant's horse was coining at a trot, but Mr Potter was under the influence of drink. He brought a veterinary surgeon to the horse. He told Potter that he had no lights, neither had he given him sufficient room to pass! The veterinary surgeon attended the mare, which was a three-year-old, 16 hands high, until her death, and he considered the mare worth .£50 at the time of her death.-Cross-examined: She was not a fast trotter, and he never tried the mare with other horses on the road. He did not know who was driving. He remembered Mr Potter coming to him and said, Who the d- is there?" and asked witness for his name. He refu-ed to give his name, but another person gave it.—Maurice Foulkes said on the 4rb March last he saw the last witness by the mill near to the Llanfair bridge about 7 30. He had been at a ftum called Oefnydrae, up the Llanerfyl road. Mr Wood was on horseback when he saw him, and he was trotting.—By his Honour: It was a dark iiigtit.-By Mr Woosnmi: He saw the rnaro after the accident, and noticed the wound on the right side of the mare.—J. Lloyd Humphreys. Llan. fair, said on the d»y in question he saw the defen- dant's boine and trttp about, 7,30 about 100 yards fr.)m the south-end of the bridge. Mr Potter was in the trap. It was a dark iiiziit.-By his Honour: He saw Mr Potter speak to Mr Wood. He knew the defendant, a mare, which was very well brd, and such as they seldom saw in their part.-Cross. eximined He could not see who was driving.—John Ellis, L'lVifair, said he saw Mr Wtfod and Mr Potter about 7.30 on the 4.h March. The trap was drawn 0'i the Welsh pool side of th-i road on the north end of the bridge. The trap had no lights, and it was rather a dark niht.-Edwin Davies, Berriew, said that he wm a registered veterinary aaageon. He was oalled tJT °ujfe. a the plaintiff 011 the 4th March< Mr Edwm Wood oame for him. He found large' wounds on the off-side of the chest. The first rib- was fractured. He found that pneumonia had set in from the direct violence of the shaft. The first rib had penetrated the lung, and he could see there was no hope. He dressed the wounds and attended the mare up to Monday, when she died.—J. Thomas, farmer, Llanfair, said he knew the mare that died. She was a useful mare, and was well bred Her valued the mare at .£50. He saw her on the night- that she was hurt. He noticed the wouiid, which was on the off-aide of the mare. It was a sloping wound towards the tail. He saw the last witness- attending the horse, and he considered that the mare was well attended.—Cross-examined The mare wü 11 j nei?hbourhooi.—Mr Maurice Jone» called for the defence, G.'ice, a groom in the* employ of the defendants. On the 4th March he had instructions to go to Llanerfyl and to take Mr Potter as far as Llanfair. He travelled about the country bringing voters to the poll. He got back to Llanfair about five o'clock, and started home about sevea o clock. He drove the horse all day himself. Be/Or getting to the bridge they met someone they knew, and he called their attention when they pulled up.. They were then about 40 yards from the bridge. After speaking to this man they started for homer After they got on to the bridge Mr Potter eaidr Mind, this will be into us if you don't mind." They were about three parts over the bridge at the time. He could not see who was the rider of the horse. Mr Potter jumped down out of the trap. He should may that the rider of the horse was coming at abont nice- to ten miles an hour. They were proceeding morg like a walk than a trot.-Cross-examined, There, were three of them in the trap starting from Llanfair, and they all sat on the front seat. When they saW the man coming on horseback he pulled towards the" near side of the bridge.—Edwiu Potter, assistant to the defendant, said that he recollected the 4tlp March, and that he ordered the horse to be put in tbe trap at seven o'clock. Grice was driving, and they picked up a young man who had since gone to Chicago. They had gone about three parts over the bridge when he noticed someone riding a horse coming around the corner. There vvus a waggon between the bridge. He told the groom to draw up the honer which he did to the near side. Immediately after- wards the shaft was taken by the rider of the horse. He turned, and saw the rider ho.ding on to the bridge and his one foot out of the stirrup. He toicv Grice to go to the horse's head, and they asked Wood for his name, which he refused to give. He theo- measured the bridge with a two-foot rule. The distance between the near wheel and the wall was 14 incnes, and the width of the road was 14 feet 8- inches. The space between the wheels of the tr&p., was 4 feet 9 inches. Their horse was taken back to, Llanfair, and a temporary shaft was made. Bet af,erw,trd.9 went to the police station and saw ao officer. He afterwards saw Mr Wood-, who was not in a good temper. They were going across the bridge on a sharp walk.-By his Honour The lumps were- not lighted.—William Farmer (defendant) said he-" 8al., both the groom and Mr Potter upou their letarn, and they gave him an account of the accident. His horse was eleven years old. Potter and Grice were" sober when they arrived. He wrote on the following Monday to plaintiff, and in answer to that letter her l'aw the piaiutiff the following day, who told him that- the horse was dead, and described the iu juries as WeU-, as hd c. uld, and said they were caused by witness'* men being on the wrong side of the road. To make a new shaft it would coft abouc £ 5 or £ 6.—Davicfc- Williams, who spJko iu Welsh, said he lived at the-- Hafod, Lianfair, and was going to the fair on the 4tb- March about seven to haif-past seven o'clock, whew by the Schoolroom he saw Edwin Wood on horseback, and he was going at a fast trot.—This concluded the4 case for the defence, and his Honour, in summing up,. said that if a man drove his carriage along the roe&, at night without lamps he 1Uut abide the conse- quence. He was sorry that Mr Farmer, a respectable tradesman of the town, had got to pay, but he trusted" that it would be a lesson for the future. Mr Eawin- Wood had also a narrow escaper and he would give5 judgment for the plaintiff for X85, and also upon the counter-claim. There were no other cases. NEWTOWN,—THURSDAY. SUJUNG A DEAD PERSON. Ann Hughes sued Mrs Rees (deceased) for a sum1 of money, the amount of which did not transpire.- The plaintiff was represented by Mr Martin Woosuawr who slated that it was a case that had been adjourned1 from time to time in consequence of some miaundetV" standing between the parties; also in consequence of the death of the defendant. It seemed that they had failed to find out who were the representative-, parties to the deceased's estate. There was a notice of s/wcial defence tiled and 48 lid paid into oonrt,' aud with the exception of the 4s lid the ;:¡ :.0.. amount was barred by the Statute of Limitations,, some of the goods having been obtai ed as far becfc as October, 1884.-His Honour Who are the repre- serA&tives?-Mr Woosnam: I cannot tell, unless if is the ao(.-in-law, who is a banker's accountant.- His Honour: Very well. It will stand adjourned- again until next court, and the Registrar to com- municate with the son-in-law, and request him to" attend the nest court. CLAIM FOR 12s 9D. This was a claim f-or 128 9d for half a sack of flour,- whioh the plaintiff, Joha Edwards, Newtown, said be,- sold to the defendant, a Mr Lewis, III the year 1889.- —Mr Taylor appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Woosna-m for the defendant.—The plaintiff said that he sold the flour to the defendant, and made an entry- in his book (produced) at the time.—The defendant- said thut he could not recollect having ordered or" received the flour, and he had never had a bill- requesting payment of the money.—His Honour said* there was scarcely any room for disbelieving the' evidence of the plaiutiff, and judgment would br given for plaintiff, the defendant being allowed-a- moath to pay. There were' no other cases.
GALLANT LITTLE WALES. Under tho above heading the Columbia (Chicago* 1 publishes the followingThe Welsh members o £ Parliame-st sit for the most part below the gantrwav. There is among many of them a certain family type. They are a lighter, brighter, more boyish, alert- looking set of men than the ordinary British and- Irish by their side. Their pronunciation is some- what.labial—ic has somewhat the distinction of azr- acquired l&wguage. Some of these members made a distinguished stand over the Tithe Bill of last year. A measure for the Disestablishment of the Church in Wales was brought forward by Dhem this session. London and SirminghSm (the one 170, the other 70" miles distant) are vying with each other for the pos- session of certain Welsh water-sheds, whence to" draw their water supplies. The Welsh members are flarooly watehfal t) guard the interests, present and prospective, of some of their own rapidly-increasing, centres of population, and nf tho a • L • —z. piccouu uwuero inhabitants of the districts proposed to be pre- empted In the inquiry afcout to be held into the' ?uan £ ia, !:el,'ltl.ona of England,Scotland, and Irelandr tne Welch desire to have their interests considered apart from the rest of England.' They have this session brought in a National Institutions Bill for the Principality. It proposes the appointment of a, Secretary of State for Wales, the constitution of a- Welsh education department, of a Welsh university' and a national museum, and the creation of a national council to control waste lands, foreshores, woods an& forests, railway and private bills, charities, the ap- pointmetot of County Coart judges, and the applicat- ion of provisional orders* to Wales. Inquiries* seerato:ihow that there is a large boly of epinion in the district desirous of even greater powers, such-4 as the appointment of magistrates. Wales is, after all, more populous than any one of twenty-eight of the Uoited States, and than any one of the self- governing British colonies, except Ontario. The principal supporter of this Bill. Alfred Thomas, member for Hast Glamorgan, deolares in the course7 of a recent magazine article:My firm opinion, based on the fullest knowledge, is that the Welsh people do not desire Home Rule on the i-ame lines &8-" wha.¡¡ h" been demanded and proposed for Ireland, Th-y will be content with something very different, and, in the view of many, more moderate. But &U- the same, it is Home Rule. The great feature in th« national spirit of Wales in the past is that £ a tempts u the past to absorb Wales into England ohlL °? J- i*arden.ed *n.d strengthened our rational characteristics. And the British empire is all thr better for the tenacity with which Welshmen clin* to their language and institutions, and the patriotic^ pride they cherish for the land of their fathers. If the National Institutions Bill, whioh has receive# indorsement from such a large number of reDre- sentative Welshmen, should be passed into law it- would lay the foundation for a future development of Wales, and for such a material progress of the- Principality as would enable Welshmen to develop" those gc.-at iiatural abilities which are unsurpassed by any other race or people.' Howev„r this may be, te™'? national feeling iQ Wales must developments, and the solution of J a question will, doubtless, before long en- gage the aitsution of Imperial Parliament."
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