THE ASSASSIN OF MR. LINCOLN. I It appears that the assassin of Mr. Lincoln has soon t with his fate. It was scarcely possible that he Tould have escaped but few expected that the termi- ation of his career would have been so prompt,—and ,00 nearly resembling that of his victim. Tracked to a farm, near Port Royal, in Virginia, on the Rappahan- ockriver, he fired at one of the party who were in pur- suit. The shot was returned and with effect. He received the ball in his head,-lingered for three hours, and then expired. We give the few details that have reached us, in the News of the Week and if there re later arrivals before we go to press, the additional diligence will be found in the letter of our London Correspondent- or in our telegraphic despatch from the metropolis. *° A man named Harrold was captured with Booth. Mr. Stanton announces that the assassin of Mr. Seward is in custody; Junius Brutus Booth, a brother of Wilkes Booth, has also been apprehended and the Govern. ent, according to a declaration of the Secretary of State have got some clue to the origiu of the plot to take the life of the two chief men in the Union. Mr. Stanton affirms that the crime was organised in Canada, a approved at Richmond and that the assassin of se?ard is one of the party who robbed the St. Al- ban's bank, and then succeeded in crossing the British frontier. No doubt there was more than one person enaged in this atrocious crime; and that there was 80e ^t^ between them but we do not believe ?anyl?'"S ? in the Confederate party had ZflSitodo with it; it will turn out to be an isolated ?,? a few daring and unprincipled men, who think any few d,r i ti- I ￼ ￼ L -en ?ination may be resorted to to further a purpose. As to Booth himself, we believe that he was iu?ane. Hc wrote a letter in November, which he de- ￼ -th hi3 brother-in-law, Mr. John S. Clarke, S injunctions that it was for safe keeping Mr. Clarke opened it, after the assassination; and it has been published. It is written, throughout, in a tone which no sane man would have adopted and he then contemplated, by some means, making Nlr. Lincoln a prisoner. My love," he wrote, (as things etand to- day) is for the South alone. Nor do I deem it a disho- nour in attempting to make for her a prisoner of this man to whom she owes so much of misery." He appears to have inherited insanity. We have now before us the copy of a letter which his father, Junius Brutus Booth, addressed to Joseph Cowell, the celebrated American comedian; and the father of a vocalist who attained celebrity in England as Sam Cowell." This letter be- gins, Year of the Christ, Feb. 3,1834 of the planet, 5994. Exterior of Louisville Jail. Praise be to Allah! A vein of insanity runs through this epistle,—which could never have been written by a sane man. In one part of it he says-" The Hindoo religion is the only one I believe to be at all like truth. I feel so certain of it, that were this my last moment, and Death hang- iug over me, on the very eve to stifle what tiny spark was lingering in my heart, I would declare myself Hin- doo versus Mundrem." At this time Booth was walking about Louisville with nothing but a blanket to cover him. But, as we have observed, there must have been se- veral men concerned in the wassiii.,ttio-.i,-atid all could not be insane. We heartily wish that they may ALL be taken, and appropriately punished; whilst we regret to see that the President and his Government appear re- solved to spill more blood in the South. From the 15th to the 18th of April, Sheriiau-tlie officer to whom, even more than to Grant, the present auspicious state of things for the North is owing—Sherman and John. stone were negociating, and concluded an armistice, and an agreement, which—as the Federal General declared, in an order of the day addressed to his soldiers- -would have established peace from the Potomac to the Rio Grande. But the Government at Washington have dis- avowed Sherman's acts; they have ordered the war to be vigorously prosecuted, and vested the command in Grant; ordering Meade, Sheridan, and Wright--Sher- man's subordinates—to push forward, regardless of order from anyone but Grant. The President has also made a speech, in which he states that the rebel leaders must be punished and impoverished and their social posi- tions destroyed whilst the Union men are to be remu- nerated from the pockets of those who have brought suffering on the country. Protesting, heartily, against the Standard's vulgar and personal abuse of Andrew Johnson, we regret to find that official thus apparently bent upon extreme measures measures which are more likely to make the South continue her resistance rather than resort to submission and thus cause more lives to be sacrificed in that most unjust war.
MR. BAINES'S REFORM BILL. There were two important debates in the House of Commons, on the 3rd and 8th inst-both on one sub- subject—Mr. Baiues's bill for extending the franchise to t6 householders in boroughs the motion before the house being, that the bill be read a second time." It was important, as shewing the defection of several liber- al members from the cause of reform and also the va- cillation of the government, as well as in the evident in- crease of Conservative feeling in the House. This was evinced by the division come to on Monday evening; when there were, for the second reading 214; against 2S8 being a majority of 74; and this, when the house is on the eve of dissolution, and the members will shortly have to appeal to their constituents. This does not look as if they thought that a desire for reform," as it is termed,—or a reekless longing after change, as it might, with more propriety he denominated,—had made much way atuougst the people. The lead in the opposition to the member for Leeds' political panacea, was not taken by decided Conservatives, -avowed and consistent followers of Earl Derby. The principal speakers in opposition to the measure were Lord Etcho, and Mr. Gregory, who call themselves Liberal Conservatives and Mr. Lowe and Mr.Horstnan, who are supposed to be liberals. The speech of Mr. Lowe took the House and the public by surprise, as much as that of Mr. Gladstone, in support of Mr.'Baines's bill, did last session. It was one of the best speeches the aember for Calne ever delivered it has been truly de. stribed as the speech" of Wednesday's debate, for clearnesi, decision, and ability;" and though several attempts were made to answer it, none succeeded. He was UWed Mr. Leatham, Mr. Bright's brother-in-law, the member for Huddersfield, and the chastisement that gentleman received from the iratory of the member for CaIne-he will not easily forget. The only member of the Cabinet that spoke was Sir George Grey, on Monday evening. Ile, in the absence oi Lord Palmerston—who, though he presided at a Cabinet Council on Saturday, was not able to take his "W in the House—declared that it was the intention of Government to support the bill,-but, "he wished the tote to go for no more than what it was worth;" and distinctly declared, that Government did not mean to 8° to the electors "pledged to,"—nor "did they intend ask the support of the country, or the advocates of,- real measure of parliamentary reform."—"I wish," he l!al'l, "to be explicit. We do not want to get up any parliamentary reforms when we do not know what the opinion of the next House of Commons may be on the 8Uject" declaration which means-if it means any- thing-that ministers have an opinion of their own on the subject; but will adopt whatever the House of CotaulorLs may dictate, in order to keep their places. ilr. Forster, the member for Bradford, who followed h If George Grey, did not spare the G overment on this head. The speech of Monday evening was Mr. Disreali's c closed the debate; and it ought to be Printed in a cheap form, and a copy put into hand of every householder, rich or poor, III the kingdom. We are no particular admirers of Mr. Disraeli. Agreeing with him in abstract princi- ples, we frequently differ from him in practical details; but in his observations on parliamentary reform, and in his defence of the bill introduced by Lord Derby s government, in 1859, we fully agree. In that bill he 'says-speaking for himself and his colleagiies-" We endeavoured to make propositions, which were in accord- ance with the genius of the constitution. We did not consider that a mere phrase. Our constitution is a monarchy, tempered by co-ordinate estates of the realm. The House of Commons is an estate of the realm,-that is, a political body, invested with political power for the government of the country, for the public good. It is, therefore, a body founded upon privilege and not upon right. That in the noblest sense of the word it is, therefore, an aristocratic body, and from the first it has had that character." The reform bill of 1832 had not changed, and that of 1859 would not have changed that character and the member for Buckingham has cau- tioned the House against sanctioning any step in the direction of democracy; contending that "the principle of the bill he introduced,—the principle of extension, not degradation, of the franchise,—was the only one that will be acceptable to the country." We believe it is so and hopo, that, after the next election, the Conser- vative party may be so strengthened as to be able to carry the Reform Bill of 1859; which, we firmly believe, would not only be a great boon for the public, but would settle the question of Reform," for many years.
ST. PAUL'S WESLEYAN DAY SCHOOLS AT BANGOR. On Monday last the sixth anniversary of the schools established in connection with St. Paul's Chapel, in Bangor, was held, when the school children, with their parents and friends, were regaled with tea at the schools, and marched in procession through the principal streets of the city. About one o'clock in the afternoon of the above day the children (upwards of 500 in number) with the teachers, Mr. W. Jones, and the Misses Burton and Johnson, accompanied also by the committee and mana- gers, met at the school, where the children were formed into a procession. With banners unfurled, and singing some of their favourite songs, they proceeded through High-street, Hirael, Port, Garth, &c., and returned shortly after 2 o'clock to the schools, where preparations on a very extensive scale had been made for their re- ception. The rooms were tastefully decorated under the superintendence of Mr. E. Evans, Gwynfryn, and the tables conveniently arranged along the three com- partments in which tea was served out—about 400 adults occupying the centre, and from 500 to 600 child- ren in the others. This interesting portion of the pro- gramme was brought to a happy termination by singing and occasional cheering for the liberal founder of these useful institutions—E. Evans, Esq., with the managers, teachers, ladies, &c. The children afterwards repaired to the playground, where the remainder of the day was spent in youthful amusements and innocent recreations. A PUBLIC MEETING Was held in the evening at St. Paul's Chapel, E. Evans, Esq., Krwfair, in the chair, which was surrounded by the following gentlemen :-Revds. W. Jones, superin- tendent of the Circuit; Wm. Davies, Cainarvon: John Evans, Mold; J. Winterly Crouch, Bangor; Rt. Jones, snd G. Jones, Bangor; Messis. John Williams, Peter Williams, Thomas Lewis, H. Humphreys (Carnarvon), John Michael, Evan Evans, Wra. Jones, Henry Jones, Robert Pritchard, Edward Jones, &c. The choir of the chapel, under the able leadership of Mr. Wm. Williams, accompanied on the harmonium by Messrs. J. H. Roberts and Wm. Harrison, volunteered their services for the occasion, which were duly appre- ciated by a numerous and respectable audience. The CHAIRMAN felt greatly indebted to his friends for permitting him for the sixth time to occupy tho chair on such an occasion. He was delighted to see the zeal and the energy of the trustees, as well as that of parents of children, which had been the means to raise the schools to the high state of efficiency they were then in. They never had such a large attendance of children as at present. Providence had favoured them with a young man of considerable attainments as teacher, and with two young ladies who were unsurpassed in their zeal and exertions on behalf of the children. The Infant School at present he believed numbered 255 children; and all received that sound and useful in- struction which, based on pure religion, prepared them for the various situations in life which they may here- after be called upon to fill. In order to stimulate and excite a healthful emulation among the children, he purposed giving prizes to the best scholars, to those who most attended school during the year, and exhibited habits of cleanliness. To the boys he would give as 1st prize, 12s.; 2nd, 6s.; 3rd, 3s.; and 4th, Is. 6d. To girls-1st, 12s.; 2nd, 6s.; 3rd, 3s.; 4th, Is. 6d. To infants—1st, 6s 2nd, 3s.; 3rd, Is. 6d. He hoped by next year to see the school in a still more flourishing condition, and earnestly invited all to co-operate in a work which strongly commended itself to the support and encouragement of everyone who had the welfare of the rising generation at heart. (Applause.) Chorus—" Then round about the starry throne." Rev. Winterly Crouch, English Wesleyan minister, Bangor, was called upon to address the meeting, but he merely rose to express his sympathy with the good work in which they were engaged, and retired in favour of his talented Welsh friends whom he saw on the plat- form. Song by Miss Roberts-" Over the bounding water." Mr. John Michael, lion, secretary to the Committee, read the report for the past year, from which we glean that the total number of scholars under instruction in Wesleyan Schools in Great Britain is 82,333. Number of schohrs in St. Paul's Wesleyan Day Schools for 1864 was 452; ditto 1865, 555; being an increase of 103. Number of children presented for examination (boys) 66; girls, 48; infants, 11. Of the boys, 49 passed in reading, 64 in writing, and 52 in arithmetic; of the girls, 47 passed in reading, 46 in writing, and 46 in arithmetic; of the infants, 9 passed in reading, 10 in writing, and 5 in arithmetic. The following are the re- ceipts for the past year:—School fees, JE84 13s. 6d Go- vernment grant, £115 12s. 2d.; Wesleyan Committee of Education, for Infant School, £ 30; local subscrip- tions, f35 14s. 4d.; total, X266 due to treasurer, X28 13s. 2d Payments—Due to treasurer from last year's account, zEI5 19s. 4d. total expenditure of main- taining the three schools for the year, including books, maps, salaries of teachers and pupil teachers, &c., E 27 8 13s. 1 Od. Her Majesty's Inspector in speaking of the boys said :—" This school has improved greatly since under the care of Mr. Jones; the instruction and the discipline is good Of the girls he reports as follows: —" The children are kept in good order and are well taught." Of the Infant School he says This school has increased in number and efficiency." Mr. Humphreys, of Carnarvon, expressed the gratifi- cation he felt upon hearing the satisfactory report just read to the meeting. He spoke of the influence which teachers exerted over the minds of children entrusted to their care, and the importance that the instruction imparted was such as was calculated to improve the character and habits of the people. He related several anecdotes illustrative of the want and value of educa- tion and concluded by exhorting his youthful hearers to meet all difficulties manfully in the face, and under every circumstance to do everything that was right and to do it well. If anything was worthy of being done at all it was worthy of being done well. (Cheers.) Glee—" The spring and the cuckoo." Rev. John Evans, Mold, dwelt upon the indifference which parents shewed in providing education for their children, and sending them regularly to school. He wished to impress upon parents the duty and importance of seeing that their children did attend regularly. It would be better in a pecuniary sense for the school, and still better for the attendants themselves; for he found that irregular attendants seldom excelled in anything good and great-they were all their lives unstable, and easy birds of prey to false teachers, who were bent upon fheir destruction. (Applause.) Song bv M iss Roberts-" The bird of song." Rev. W. Davies, Carnarvon, compared the present state of education in Wales with what it was 30 or 40 years ago. He instanced the superstition which pre- vailed over the land, and the droll and glaring mistakes which the illiterate were apt to fall into. A butcher not far from St. Asaph upon being applied to slaughter a pig for a gentleman in the neighbourhood, wrote back to him in English, and said :—"I cannot come and kill you to-morrow to-morrow I kill myself; the day after to-morrow I shall com and kill you." (Laughter) He impressed upon the juvenile portion of the audience what '.fr. Humphreys had said—to do what was right and do that well, and referred to men who did what was right and left the consequences to God. (Cheers.) Choir—Hallelujah chorus. M r. Thomas Lewis, Frondeg, read a letter from a Mr. Porter, residing at Menai View Terrace, Upper Bangor, who had sent the Committee ten copies of the "Silent Comforter" in Welsh (2s. each), to be given to the ten children who could best answer Scripture questions, and who should attend Sunday School 52 times a year. He proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Porter, which was seconded by Mr. John Williams, Mount, and carried with acclamation. Upon the motion of Mr. Lewis, seconded by Mr. Henry Jones, a vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. John Michael, for his services as Secretary to the Schools. Mr. Peter Williams, in a humorous speech, in which he gave a faithful caricature of a schoolmaster of the olden times, proposed a vote of thanks to the ladies and the choir, for their services during the day, which the Rev. W. Jones, seconded. After a vote of thanks to the Chairman, the meeting terminated. On Sunday last, sermons were preached in the three chapels belonging to the connexion in this city, by the Rev. John Evans. Mold, and Ministers of the circuit, and liberal collections made on behalf of the school funds.
BANGOR POLICE COURT.—TUESDAY. Before the Very Rev. the Dean, andC. J. Sampson Esq. Drunkenness.—Hichd. Pritchard and Elias Roberts were fined 2s. 6d. and 9s. costs each, for being drunk at Bangor, on Sunday, the 2nd inst Robert Jones was also fined 5s. and I Is. costs, for a similar offence committed on the 22nd April, at Llan- fairfechan. Donkey Stmying.-Griffith Williams, Kyllin.square, was ordered to pay the costs of summons, in which he was charged with allowing his donkey to be at large in High-street, Bangor, on the 2nd of May. Assault Case.-Thom,-ts Edwards charged an old man named William Hughes, with assaulting him in Bangor on the 29th inst. The complainant stated that as he was proceeding along the street, the defendant called after him, "Well, old bailiff, where are you going now 1" He crossed the street to defendant, and asked him why he addressed him in that manner, when he replied by striking him severely with a stick. He afterwards repeated the same outrage. Defendant called a witness to prove that he was at- tacked by complainant, and a gentleman in Court volun- teered the statement that he saw Edwards drunk at the time the alleged assault took place. The Dean remarked that the complainant appeared over sensitive in taking notice in the first instance of the words which the old man may have made use of. Had he walked along, they probably would not have heard of this charge. That of a bailiff was a very useful calling, and such as the complainant should not have been ashamed of. The case was dismissed. A Game-watchcr charged with Assault.J ohn Owen, a game-watcher in the employ of Colonel Pennant, was charged by Wm. Williams, Coetmor Mill, Llanllechid, with assaulting him on the 1st iust. Mr. Foulkes appeared for complainant, and Mr. Bar- ber for the accused. Mr. Foulkes said that his client, who was a respecta- ble man, was fishing in the Ogwen river, on the 1st inst. He happened to catch a salmon fry, which, when he dis- covered what it WPS, he immediately threw back into the river. Near the place where he was fishing, was the de- fendant, who, after saying something about the weather, demanded of Williams the fish he had caught. Wil- liams told him he had not got it, and told him if he war.ted it, he would have to follow it into the river. Upon this he bounced upon him, and committed the assault complained of. Mr. W. Williams then deposed-I recollect the 1st of May being out fishing in the Ogwen river, w;th a rod and line, about 30 or 40 yards above Coetmor Mill. I caught a salmon fry, which I unhooked, and placed it with as little injury as possible back in the river. Hav- ing moved a little higher up, the accused came to me, and said, It is rather cold to fish to-day. Do they bite?" I replied that I did not know, as I had only been there five minutes. I also said I had caught a small fish, but said 1, What's the use of having such, when you have to put them back again!" He then made signs to me, and said, Bring it here." I asked him what he wanted, and said if he wanted what I caught he would have to go into the river. He then began to collar me, and said, come, let me go into your pockets." I said, Take your time man, and I will pull out my pockets for you." He would not listen to what I said, but collared me, and began to strangle me. I then said to him, If you con- duct yourself in that way, I'll soon stop you from going to my pockets in such a robber-like manner." We scuffled together, and both of us fell down. He got under me, and I held him down. I never attempted to strike him. Whilst down he was keeping calling out, "Humphreys." Humphreys then came to his aid and said to me, It's great shame for you to abuse the old man like this." I said, It would be a greater shame for me to allow him or any other man to throttle me and rifle my pockets." But why not shew him the fish ?" said he. I replied by saying that I had no fish to shew him and told him to go to the river for what I caught. Humphreys said be saw one in my possession, I said that was true; but that he only saw it in my hand, and that I returned it without any injury. I then shewed him my pockets, in the presence of Humphreys and two other witnesses. John Owen, upon this, turned round, and said He has just thrown it now into the river." I asked Humphreys if he saw me throw anything, when he said he did not. He said that in the hearing of def- fendant. I supceaned the two other witnesses. Cross-examined by Mr. Barber-No blows were struck. Can't say if there was any blow. I swear I did not strike defendant. Saw little blood on his face, and there was little on my nose also. Hugh and Griffith Evans were within ten or fifteen yards of us when this occurred. The unhooking of the salmon was done in half a second. I did not put it into my pocket. No violence was used in the first instance, when Owens asked me to be searched. He struggled with me and we both fell together-he being the weakest, he got under me. I have also been served with a summons. I never handled a rod before I came to this river, and never used nets in my life-neither here nor in Denbigh- shire. Re-examined by Mr. Foulkes-It was after I took out a summons that I was served with a summons. The blood must have been caused by us both rolling over the loose stones which were about. Hugh Evans, employed at the Penrhyn Quarry, said that he was out fishing in Ogwen river on the night in question, when he saw complainant catching a salmon fry. He did not know what he did with it. Did not see him putting it into his pocket. If he had put it, he could not have seen him doing so. Saw John Owen taking hold of William Williams in the breast of his coat. They struggled together some time, and both fell down. Did not see him throttle complainant. Saw him volunteering to take his pockets out. Was examined before Mr. John Francis. He sent for him to see how things were. Told him the same story. John Owen also asked him (witness) who took hold the first. Told him it was him. self. No one threatened him (witness). John Owen mentioned about William Williams disposing of the fish after the struggle. Cross-examined by Mr. Barber—Was near enough to see and hear everything that took place. John Owen approached complainant by asking civilly if he had caught anything. Williams admitted that he had caught a salmon fry, but that he had thrown it into the river. He did not admit that the first time. It was when he was asked about it that he admitted. He un. hooked it, and held it in his hand for a very short time. He then turned his back, and I did not see what he did with it. John Owen did not strike him. It was after the struggle he admitted he had got the sal- mon fry. Re-examined by Mr. Foulkes-John Owen did take hold of Williams, but did so very gently. Williams did not deny having caught the salmon fry at all. Griffith Evans, another quarryman, said-I work un- der Mr. Francis. I went out to fish on the 1st of this month. Saw plaintiff out fishing, and saw him catching a salmon fry. John Owen asked him for the fish, when he said he threw it back into the river. Did not see what he did with it. Owen would have it that he had it in his pocket. John Owen took hold of him, "and a scuflfe ensued. Did not see Owen throttling him. Humphreys came there and separated them. I saw complainant's pockets turned inside out, but nothing was found in any of them. Heard John Owen say that Williams had thrown it out during the struggle. It would have beeu very difficult for him to throw it away without my seeing it. Have been asked some questions in Mr. Barber's office. Went there with Mr. White. I told John Owen that I had been supeceanedto appear here to-day. He did not ask me to give his version of the story. No threats or favours whatever were held out to me. °" Cross-examined by Mr. Barber—Did not see Owen strike Williams at all, but he had hold of him rather gently. No one asked me to come down to give evi- dence before I was summoned. No one asked me to give evidence in favour of Owen. Buckland was with me last night. Re-examined by Mr. Foulkes-People knew in the nei"hbourdood that I had been summoned. Buckland came to that neighbourhood sometimes. I have been asked about this by Sergeant Owen Jones, by Mr. Buckland and Mr. John Francis together, and also by Mr. White. Mr. Barber said that the circumstances detailed in evidence occurred on Monday night. William Wil- liams, being a little earlier in the field, got a summons; and John Owen, feeling that he had been assaulted in the exercise of proper vigilance in the discharge of his duties, got a cross summons. Both were issued at the same time, and were served on the same day. Mr. White very naturally put himself in communication with these two persons. But he denied and repudiated most emphatically that there were any grounds what- ever for that which Mr Foulkes had attempted to in- fuse into their worships' minds. John Owen was a watcher in the employ of Colonel Pennant. This part of the river near Coetmor Mill, though private pro- perty, was most liberally thrown open to the public; and certainly no undue advantage should be taken of that liberality. He saw William Williams taking fish on the day in question, and believing that he bad it in his possession, he asked him to give it up, which he re- fused to do. The evidence shewed tbat the struggle arose out of Williams's refusal to give up that which Owens thought he had. Owens had a right to ask what he had done with it, and he was only doing his duty in asking him to give it up. Upon resisting to be searched a struggle ensued, and it appeared that the watcher got the worst of it. R. Humphreys, a game watcher, said-I was present near the river side when complainant took a salmon fry. I was within 30 yards of him. I knew it was salmon fry from its colour—it was bright. He held it about five minutes in his hand, and then put it into his left pocket. Am positive of that. John Owen hold out his hsnd for the fish, when William Williams took hold of him in his neck. I went to Owens' assistance, who was struck by Williams twice in the face. William said at first lie had not caught any fish, but afterwards admit- ted he had. This was after the struggle. Cross-examined by Mr. Foulkes—Have been 15 months a game watcher. Was within 30 yards of Wil- liams, and nothing intercepted my view. Could dis- tinguish easily what fish was caught at 30 yards dis- tance. One of the young men was nearer to him than I was. It was easier for me to see what was going on, as it was my duty to watch—theirs was fishing. Wil- liams could not have parted with anything without my seeing him. Swear I saw him putting a fish into his pocket. Mr. Foulkes then addressed the Bench, and said the complainant had given his evidence in a very straight- forward manner; he was a respectable man, and irre- proachable in his character. The two young men- wholly disinterested—confirmed his evidence, and swore Williams did not put the fish in his pocket, and that it was the watcher and not he that commenced the as- sault. On the other hand they had the evidence of one of the watchers pitched against the evidence of three individuals: His client did not press for any severe penalty, but he did wish to protect the rights of the public, and shew that the iiberty of the subject was not to be trifled with in the manner that had been done in this instance. The Magistrates, at Mr. Barber's request, allowed the following case to be heard before they announced their decision upon the above:—J ohn Owen v. William Williams.—This was a cross-action for assault, alleged to have been committed by defendant upon John Owen. John Owen, deposed as follows ;On the 1st of May I was watching, in company with Humphreys at Ogwen river, when I saw William Williams fishing. Saw him catching a salmon fry. He held it in his hand, and put it into his left pocket, I went to him and asked him for it. lie said he had not caught any. I asked him repeatedly to give it me, but he denied having any. He then jumped up to me, and caught hold of my neck, and threw me on the ground. He dragged me along, till my face was covered with blood, and I still bear the marks of the assault; Humphreys having come to my assistance, Williams admitted then that he had asalmon fry. Did not observe anything particular about the pockets. He did pull them inside out. Could not say that he took the fisb out in the struggle. Cross examined by Mr. Foulkes--He admitted having caught the fish after I shewed him how distinctly I ob- served it. Did not take hold of him. I may have touched him in asking for the fish. He held it in his hand while h6 was at the fishing pond. Mr. Barber submitted that he had a good and reason- able cause to call upon the magistrates to inflict buch a penalty upon defendant as would deter him and others from assaulting officers in the proper discharge of their duties. It was John Owen's business to ascertain whe- ther defendant had this particular fish or not. He saw him putting it into his pocket. He (Mr. Barber) did not say that it was clear that he did put it into his pocket, but he did say that the watchers truly and reasonably believed he had done so. Such being the case, they were justified by a section of the Act to search the party whom they supposed had the fish secreted in his pocket. Mr. Foulkes called their Worships' attention to the discrepancies which were disclosed in the evidence of the two officers. He also quoted the exceptions in the Act, (section 1) which stated that this Act shall not apply to a person who takes the fish accidentally and forthwith returns the same to the water with the least possible injury." The Bench, after some deliberation, dismissed both cases. Larceny.-Riebard Roberts, was brought up charged with stealing two pair of drawers the property of Owen Williams, in the employ of Miss Roberts, George Hotel. Owen Williams said that he went to bed on the night" of the 23rd of last month and left his drawers on a box by his bedside. It was not there the next morning, and never saw them till brought to him by the police. He identified those produced as belonging to him. Cross-examined by Mr. J. T. Williams-I know them from the stitches and tape, which I put on them my- self. Sergeat Griffith Jones said, having received informa- tion of the robbery, he went to the prisoner's lodgings, on the 29th ult., and I searched his room when he found the drawers produced under his bed. There being charges of a similar nature against the prisoner, he 0 was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions. The hearing of several cases was deferred till next P etty Sessions.
BANGOR AND BEAUMARIS UNION. The ordinary meeting of the Guardians of this Union was held ou Wednesday last. Present—C. Bicknell, Esq, in the chair; Messrs. G. Simpson, W. r. Rogers, vice-chairmen; 0. Owens, George James, E. P. Evans, R. Roberts, Hugh Thomas, John Roberts, and William Thomas. The sureties named for the due performance of his duty by the for Llandysilio were ac- cented. A circular was read from the Poor Law Board recom- mending the Guardians to keep a supply of cod liver oil an.1 other expensive medicines for relieving the sick poor; but the Guardians considered, as the medical- officers themselves supplied the medicines, it was not applicable to this Unien. The Assessment Committee The following is a correct list of the new Assessment Board:-Col. the Hon. E. G. D. Pennant, M.P., chairman; Mr. C. Bicknell, vice- chairman; W. Bulkeley Hughes, Esq.; Rev. H. Wynne Jones, Rev. T. N. Williams, Mr. G. Simpson, Rev. Thomas Jones Williams, Mr. Roger Evans, Mr. Wm. Pritchard, Mr. Thomas Jones, Mr. Rd. Evans, and Mr. Richard Hughes. Removal of Va;sances.-The following resolution was passed at the meeting of the Guardians held on the 26th April. Attention having been called to the danger of a visitation in this country of the feirful epidemic now prevalent in Russia, upon the motion of Rev. Thomas Jones Williams, seconded by Mr. W. T. Rogers, re- solved-" That this Board recommends that all the Overseers of the poor within this Union do take im- mediate steps towards forming Committees in their res- pective parishes for the removal of nuisances, so as to obviate the necessity of the Guardians appointing paid officers for that purpose." Out-relief for past fortnight, X211 Os. 2d.; irremove- able poor, L209 3s. 8d.; nonsettled poor, E41 12s. 6d.
DENBIGH. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL Scfirmp.-The Committee appointed to consider this Scheme met a second time on Thursday, the 4th inst., when" lengt hy and rather acri- monious discussion ensued, principally on the subject of imparting religious instruction in the School, and which was substantially the same as that already reported in our issue of the 29th ult. Mr. Gee, the Rev. B. Wil- liams, and other Dissenters, zealously argued against the principles and doctrines of the Church of England being taught to the children during the regular school hours. They were as zealously opposed by the Rector, Mr. Hughes, of Ystrad, Dr. Tumour, the Mayor, Mr. M. Smith, &c., who maintained that religious instruction in the doctrines of the Established Church could not be excluded without violating the terms of the original deed. The latter gentlemen carried their point triumph- antly, whereupon Mr. Gee declared that he would con- scientiously withdraw from taking any further interest in the school. The Scherrie was again referred to at a, Council meeting on Monday, a report of which we pub- lish this day. The following letter was read by the Chairman (Mr. Gold Edwards) at the meeting on Thursday Denbigh, May 4th, 1865. To the Chairman of the Denbigh Grammar School Com- mittee. Dear Sir, In compliance with a request contained in two communications I have received from Major Ffoulkes, of Erriviat, I take the liberty of addressing you on the subject of the contemplated resuscitation of the Grammar School, and the proposed scheme for its future government. Major Ffoulkes, who expresses himself as deeply in- terested in everything that concerns Denbigh and its neighbourhood," feels somewhat aggrieved that an op- portunity was not given to the representatives of the original Founders of the School to consider the merits of the Schema, and to express an opinion upon it. He is of the decided opinion that the nomination rights to the descendants of the Founders should be recognised and confirmed; and, considering that the School was founded by the ancestors of gentlemen still possessing property and residences in the neighbourhood, and that the Scheme deals with property which was given by their bounty, it would, to say the least, only be a mark of respect that a certain uumber of the Trustees should always be chosen frotii the descendants of the original Founders, and that they shbuld not be limited, as the others, to a residence of i Miles from Denbigh, but to a residence within the county, of on the original pro- perty whence the benefaction isstted-. I am also desired to say that Major Ffoulkes is pre- pared to contribute his quota of any expenses that may be incurred in placing the School on a proper footing, whether by the improvement of the School BiiikMngs, or otherwise or to join in any guarantee fund that may be established for the purpose of securing the seMibes of an efficieut ill aster. Should the Scheme and intentions of the Committee, as finally a(lopted, be in accordance with the spirit of Aiajor Ffoulkes' views, I shall, as his professional ad- viser, be prepared to say to what extent he is desirous of co-operating with the Committee pecuniarily and otherwise. In conclusion, let me ask you to remind the Commit- tee that Major Ffoulkes is a descendant of one of the original Founders, which, coupled with the interest he takes m the Scheme (though at present resident at Dres- den), is the ground upon which he asks them to consider and give to his views the decision they merit. I am, dear Sir, Yours truly, J. PARRY JONES. The Chairman said the letter would be considered at the close of the meeting but when that period arrived, all parties seemed anxious to go home, and the letter was left unnoticed till another day. I COUNCIL MEETING. An adjourned Council meeting was held on Monday, the 8th instant. Present R. Lloyd Williams, Esq., Mayor; Dr. Turnour, ex-Mayor; Dr. Pierce, John Parry Jones, Esq., Dr. Hughes, Dr. Edwards, R. Owen, Esq., Messrs Story, Wm. Parry, R. Foulkes, draper, and R. Foulkes, Graig. Bills.Bills to a large amount were examined and passed unopposed, with the exception of one, viz.,—a bill of 6s. for refreshments for the returning officer, the town clerk, Mr. Parry Jones, &c., on the memorable day of the last election of town councillors. Dr. Pierce proposed that those gentlemen who con- sumed the refreshments should pay the bill. The motion was carried amid loud laughter. The Proposed Alteration of the Assembly Poofft.-The Mayor staled that the Committee appointed to consider the subject of improving the Assembly Room had met that morning, and they had since frameda report., which Mr. Williams, deputy town clerk, would read to the meeting. The report strongly recommended the proposed alter- ations, as shewn in the plan prepared by the Mayor, should be carried out. Mr. Parry Jones complained that this subject was brought forward at this meeting, it having been decidccl at the previous meeting—only a week ago. It was then agreed that the alterations should be deferred until the Corporation should obtain more funds and he most strongly protested against an attempt being made in a week afterwards to rescind that motion. The Mayor explained that the subjected not been brought before the Council at the previous meeting in a regular form. It had not then been under the conside- ration of the Committee. Mr. Owen said he witnessed the name of Mr. Smith (malinger of the V. C. R.) on the list of the Committee. Mr. Smith, no doubt, was a useful man, but inasmuch as he was not a member of the Corporation, it was an infringement upon the rules to enter his name on the committee, Mr. Parry Jones, Dr. Pierce, Mr. Parry, and others, spoke in a similar strain, and it became a mystery how Mr. Smith's name had entered the list. Dr. Turnour said he was present at the meeting when the Committee was formed, but he had uo recollection of a motion being passed to include the name of Mr. Smith. It was certainly due to say that Mr. Smith had taken the initiative in this matter. Dr. Hughes stated that he remembered distinctly that Mr. Smith was mentioned as one of the committee, and no objection was raised against him. After a deal of further conversation, instructions were given to omit Mr. Smith's name from the Com- mittee list. Mr. Parry Jones said he perfectly agreed that the As- sembly Room required to be improved, but owing to the want of funds he should again propose the resolution that was pa-sed on the previous Monday, viz.,—" That the thanks of the Council be given to the Mayor for pre- paring the plans and specifications, but that the work be deferred until more funds can be obtaiued." The Market Hall required cleaning and repairing, and, in his opi- nion, it was more important to do that work than alter- ing the Assembly Boom, because the Town Hall was al- ways to be had for the purpose of holding concerts and public meetings. Dr. Hughes said he was willing to give a guarantee that 7 per cent. per annum would be paid on the outlay required (X 150) to effect the alterations. Mr. Parry also said he was quite confident that the Corporation would receive a handsome revenue from the room if it were altered according to the plans so kindly prepared by the Mayor. Mr. Foulkes, draper, proposed that money be borrow- ed to proceed with the work at once, and that the Coun- cil accept the guarantee offered by Dr. Hughes. The motion was seconded, but it was eventually aban- doned, Dr. Pierce observing that it was something like old maids' play nt a tea party." (Laughter.) Mr. Foulkes then proposed, as an ameudment,second- ed by Mr. Parry—That the Report of the Committee be adopted. Dr. Pierce seconded Mr. Parry Jones's motion. A division then took place, and the original motion was carried by a majority of 6 against 5. The Mayor offered to take the room under a lease for 21 years, at a rental of £ 15 per annum. He would also undertake to carry out the alterations at his own expense. The Mayor's offer was not entertained. Encroachments.—Mr. Davies, inspector of nuisances, produced a report on the encroachments of the public thoroughfares in front of the premises of Mr. Thomas Jones, Park Lane, Mrs. Dorothy Roberts, do., Mr. Ed- ward Jones, butcher, ditto, Mr. Gough Roberts, ditto, Mr. Knowles, bootmaker, and the late Mrs. Salisbury Williams. The highway surveyors, Messrs. Morgan and Thomas Roberts, appeared before the Council, aod promised to co-operate with the Council in removing all encroach- ments in the town. On the motion of Mr Foulkes, draper, seconded by Dr. Pierce, it wis unanimously agreed to serve all per- sons (without distinction) encroaching upon the public roads or footpaths with notices of immediate removal, and to take such other steps as may be required to re- medy the evil. Increase of Salary.—Mr. Davies applied for an in- crease of salary. Dr. Pierce said Mr. Davies was a very faithful officer, and certainly deserved to be encouraged. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Parry Jones also observed that he (Mr. Davies) fulfilled his duties very independently, and lie would for that reason support an increase in his salary. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Parry proposed, and Dr. Tumour seconded— "That Mr. Davies's salary be increased from 1:6 to X10 per annum." Carried unanimously. The Grammar School Sch-me.-Thi. Scheme was laid on the table for the consideration of the Council. Mr. Foulkes, draper—Have we anything to do with it ? The Mayor—I do not clearly understand how the Cor- poration stands with regard to the matter. Mr. Parry-Is there not a part of the endowment vested in the Corporation ? The Mayor—Yes a field called Acr Forwyn. Mr. Parry Jones—We have received rents for that field, and it is quite clear that we have authority to in. terfere in the management of the trust. Dr. Tumour—During my term of office as Mayor, I discovered that the appointment of Schoolmaster was not vested in me. Mr. Burchall (the late schoolmaster), when summoned before the Corporation, defied us to interfere with his appointment, which, it transpired, was wholly vested in Mr. Myddleton. Mr. Parry Jones—1 am aware that Mr. Myddleton has had the appointment in his hands, but as part of our property has been applied to pay the Master,. we ought to have something to do with the School and this Scheme should have been laid before us before being discussed at committees and public meetings. Dr. Pierce—Well, how came it to go out of the Cor- poration at first ? Mr. Parry Jones-That is what I want to under- stand. Dr. Pierce—We have had a great many meetings about this matter, and I fear very little good has been done. It has caused me a deal of annoyance to see Sec- tarians and Churchmen evincing such irritable feelings in discussing the Scheme it is a pity they cannot agree to disagree. However, I must say that the conduct of the church people has been characterised with much coolness and commendable spirit-far more so than their nonconformist friends—for they appeared anxious to meet their opponents as fairly as possible within the spi- rit of the donor's will, which I think is very liberal, and the new Scheme is more liberal still. I am astonished to hear the objections to the Church Catechism, as set forth by Mr. Gee. Mr. Foulkes, draper— Y ou are wrong, Doctor. No one said anything against the Catechism. Dr. Pierce-Leave me alone; I will come to you just now. (Laughter.) Mr. Gee has said, and I heard him say, that he would be sorry to send his child to a school where the Church Catechism was taught. I say that is unworthy of a man professing broad principles," and shews disrespect to the doctrines of a Christian Inatitu- tion. I like to see all denominations work friendly to- gether I wish they were amalgamated into one. But 110 such friendly spirit, is shewn by Mr. Gee, especially in that letter which he has published. Mr. Parry-If we accept the endowment, we must accept its terms. This School is clearly a Free Church Grammar School, according to the will of the donor, and we cannot evade that. Dr. Turnour-The new Scheme is very liberal in its terms when the terms of the original deed are consider- ed; and with all the boasts of Mr. Gee in his profes- sions of broad basis" and broad principles," I think his ideas respecting the Scheme shews a most intolerant, illiberal, and narrow-minded spirit. Because he does not wish his own children to receive religious instruction in the School, he wants to deprive my children as well of the same privilege! Dr. Hughes-I think it is very dear the Corporation have something to say to this Charity. One-fourth of it is yested in us, and it is our duty to see that it is properly applied. I think, however, that it would meet the object of the Charity if we were to add two or three the ob j ect of the 4, members more of our body to the present committee to watch the progress of the new Scheme. It is too lengthy for us to go through it to-day. Mr. Parry Jones—I have penned a resolution to that effect. Dr. Turnour-As a member of the Committee, I may say that we have gone through this matter over and over again, and we have experienced much difficulty and unpleasantness with it. Mr. Myddleton (a trustee) has been a little jealous, and consequently has not co-operat- ed with us as freely as we desired. I can assure you it has been a delicate subject altogether, and we should have been glad to get the assistance of Mr. Parry Jones6 or any other gentleman, to lessen our trouble and la- bour. Mr. Parry Jones-I was not invited to attend the Committee, although I was engaged to ensure the dis- missal of Mr. Burchall. I feel a great interest in the School, and am anxious to see it re-established. Major Ffoulkes, a descendant of the original trustees (who re- sides at Dresden), having read an account of the Scheme in the North Wales Chronicle, wrote to me, a few days ago, wishing me to watch the Scheme, and promising a very liberal sum towards repairing the present, or build- ing a new school, towards carrying out the objects of the Charity. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Polrry-I feel very thankful to the gentlemen who first moved in this important matter. Their ser- vices will prove to be of great benefit to the town. (Hear, hear.) Dr. Hughes—I beg to move that Dr. Pierce and Mr. Parry Jones be appointed to represent the Corporation in co-operating with the Trustees and Committee in re- vising the Scheme for the management of the Denbigh Free Grammar School, and that these gentlemen report the result of their deliberations to a special meeting of this Council." The motion was then seconded, and carried unanim- ously. THE ROYAL BOWLINO GRRF-T.-The annual ceremony of opening the Denbigh Royal Bowling Green was per. formed on Thursday afternoon, the 4th inst. The mem- bers of the Bowling Club indulged in a few amusing and recreative games. They afterwards dined together, and probably some curt speeches, characterized with both wit and wisdom, were delivered after replenishing the inner man. The Highway Surveyors' accounts for the District of Denbigh were examined and passed on Wednesday last, at the County Petty Sessions, before Thomas Hughes, Esq., and W. D. W. Griffith, Esq. There was no police business for transaction.
COURT OF EXCHEQUER.—MAT 6. Sittings in Banco, before the Lord Chief Baron and Barons Martin and Bramwell). THOMAS V. JONES AND ANOTHER. This was a case of a very singular nature. The plaintiff was the son of the parish clerk of Llaugwm, Denbigh- shire, and he brought the action against the Rev. Mr. Jenes, the Rector of that parish, and Mr. Humphreys, a sergeant in the county constabulary, for breaking and entering his house, and assaulting him. At the trial, which took place before Mr. Justice Byles, at the last assizes at Ruthin, the plaintiff said that he formerly at- tended the parish church, where he was a communi- cant, and the Rev. Mr. Jones told him that he was a religious and godly man. On one occasion, however, the plaintiff happened to attend a dissenting place of worship, and this coming to the knowledge of the Rev. Mr. Jones, the rev. gentleman lectured him upon his conduct, and said he would rather see him come from a public-house drunk, or from a house of another sort, than from such a place. Next Sunday, Mr. Jones read at church the canons directed against listening to here- tics, and made comments upon them to the congrega- tion. Afterwards, Mr. Jones asked the plaintiff if he heard what he read, and he replied in the affirmative, whereupon the reverend gentleman endeavoured to dis- suade him from again listening to sectarian preaching, observing that if he did listen to it, he had better leave the church altogether. The plaintiff said he would leave the church, and Mr. Jones then threatened to dis- card him as a member of the establishment. Three or four years afterwards, Mr. Jones charged him with poaching, without, as alleged, the slightest foundation, and solely out of spite for his going over to the dissent- ers. Subsequently, namely, in June last, the other de- fendant, Humphreys, armed with a warrant signed by Mr. Jones, who was a county magistrate, went to plain- tiff's house and made search for some shoes and a small quantity of butter which had been stolen from a neighbour's house. The missing articles were not found, and the plaintiff, who said that all this had been done maliciously, brought the present action for com- pensation in damages for the wrong he had suffered. The jury found that there was no malice or improper motive on the part of either of the defendants, that there was reasonable and probable cause for the course pursued, and that the defendant Humphreys had leave and license from the plaintiff to search his house. Upon this finding a verdict was entered for the defendants, but, in the event of this court being of opinion that the verdict should be for the plaintiff, the jury assessed the damages at a farthing. Mr. Mclntyre on the part of the Rev. Mr. Jones, now appeared to show cause against a rule which had been obtained by Mr. Morgan Lloyd to enter a ver- dict for the plaintiff for the farthing damages. The real contest between the parties was now a matter of costs. Mr. Baron Martin—Would it not answer the object of all parties to enter a stet processus ? Mr. Mclntyre—I will consult the solicitor. Mr. Baron Bramwell- You may get the plaintiff back to your fold. (Laughter.) Mr. McIntyre-I am afraid he has gone too far as- tray. (Laughter.) Mr. Horatio Lloyd—On the part of my client, Mr. Humphreys, I am prepared to a stet processus. Mr. Baron Martin--I think that is the best way of terminating the case. You may get Mr. Thomas to go to church next Sunday. (Laughter.) Ultimately the suggestion of the court was agreed to. Mr. Morgan Lloyd and Mr. Coxon appeared for the plaintiff in support of the rule.
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