MOLD. I POACHING AT HAFOD.— Edward Rogers was brought np on Thursday last, before Major Roper and Captain Phillips, charged with night poaching, on land belonging to Mrs Lloyd (Hafod), on Saturday, the 5th of February.-William Hargreave (gamekeeper) said he saw the prisoner and-another man taking rabbits out of a snare, but when they saw him they ran away. He pursued them and eventually caught the prisoner. He searched him and found a dead rabbit in his pocket, which was quite warm. The prisoner had absconded since February.—Prisoner denied that it was as late in the evening (a quarter-past six) as the complainant alleged, and the charge of night poaching was dis- missed.— He was then tried for trespassing in pursuit of game, and fined £1 and costs.
DISTRICT NEWS. I CHIRK.—THE VOLUNTEERS.—A company drill of the Chirk volunteers will take place on Thurs- day evening at seven o'clock. The members to attend in uniform. EARLY HARVEST.—Oats have been cat in the neighbourhood of Caergwrle and Hope, and the harvest in this district will be general in the coarse of a week or nine days. CHIRK.—ST. PETER'S LODGE.—At a meeting of the numbers of the St. Peter's Lodge of Odd- fellows, M.U., held at the Hand Hotel, Mr W. R. Box, of Chirk, was unanimously elected as medical officer of the lodge in the room of the late Mr Edmunds. NARROW ESCAPE.— On Wednesday morning last a heavy engine got off the line on the Frood branch railway, aud the engine was, in con- sequence, placed in a very dangerous position. According to our information, a front wheel of the engine, while upon the bridge over the road near Mr Cowlishaw's, being then off the ails, struck against a stone, when the shock caused the hind part of the engine to veer around. One hind wheel being quite over the side of the bridge, and the other upon the plank at the edge. The stationmaster from Gwersyllt, the driver, and the stoker had, we are informed, previously jumped off. The engine, which bad a very narrow escape, was with some difficulty rescued from its perilous position. PO.VTBLYDI.YN, KEAR MOLD.—On Friday, the 15tb inst., the Rev. Samuel Evans, Vicar of Pont- blyddyn Christ Church, took his choir via Chester to Rhyl. The company numbered twenty-four, and were joined by the Rev. Mr Williams, of Hope. Arriving at Rhyl at 10.45 the company scattered, and after visiting the most interesting part of the town, repaired to the Dudley Arms Hotel, where they partook of a very excellent dinner. After dinner the Rev. Vicar of Hope pro- posed the health of the Rev. Samuel Evans, which was heartily responded to by the company. The reverend gentleman expressed his great pleasure in once more meeting his old parishioners, and according to his usnnl generosity, as a supplement to their present treat, he promised to provide them with tickets for the coming Caergwrle festival. The choir, after thanking the rev. gentleman, Tialted the attractive places surrounding Rhyl, such as Bodelwvddan Church and Rhuddlan Castle. At six p.m. all partook of a refreshing tea, pre- pared for them at the Dudley Hotel, and then re- paired to their hired carriage at the station. As the train carried them homewards the music poured forth by the company strongly testified that all had passed a very pleasant day. After naturally wishing each other Good night," the pastor and choir repaired to their respective homes.
THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT BRONWYLFA. The adjourned inquest on the body of William Shone, who was kiUed at the above colliery on Wednesday week, took place on Thursday after- noon, before Robert Parry, Esq., deputy coroner. Mr Higson, the Government Inspector, was pre- sent aurin- the proceedings. Mr Charles Philips was foreman of the jury. John Budworth said: I remember being at the Brt nwylfa Colliery on the 14th inst. I was dress- ing myself to go home when the accident happened, and was about 150 j ardr, from the place. I did not see the coal or rubbish fall upon de- ceased, but I saw him under it. This was about twelve o'clock in the day. I considered the passage safe. I went that way in the morning, and intended returning the same way. I saw no danger.—By Mr Higson I was in the habit of coming this way from my work. I thought it was as safe as the other. I noticed the stone that fell upon this man. The reason I did so was because we always noticed a new opening. It was opened for an air course. If the stone had not fallen on Shone I woald have come that way. Shone was an experienced workman. I saw nothing in the road objectionable. I did not see that it required any timber.—By the Coroner: Never worked in the catting, which was about four feet wide. It was at the bottom of the pit, but I don't know the depth of it. When I saw the body I went to assist in taking the other man (who is alive) up the pit.—By Mr Higson: The other man (George Denton) who was hurt, was close to the deceased when the accident took place. Thomas Hart said: I was in the Bronwylfa Colliery on Thursday last. I was at work at the time the accident happened, but would have left in about ten minutes after. When the accident happened I was about forty yards off when I heard the last witness shout for help. When I got there I found taut William Shone was dead. The stone, which was about a ton weight, laid across his abdomen. I considered the road where the stone fell safe; I went that way in the morning, and again with timber at half-past eleven. I intended returning by that road in the evening. In my opinion the place did not require to be timbered. Mr Higson said he had been down the pit that day, and had found it very much in the same state as described by the witnesses. The place where the stone fell was a weak or a slippery piece of rock, where there had been some coal taken off one side. The Deputy-Corener: Rather a narrow passage for a Insty man. Mr Higson Well, I got through it. The Deputy-Coroner: But he might have shaken the stone in passing ? Mr Higson: Yes, he might. There had been some coal cut on one side, and the material beneath the stone would not bear its weight. It would have been all the better if it had been propped on one side, though I think it would have fallen if it had been propped, and I don't think we can have any additional evidence by a further in- quiry, The Deputy-Coroner said the sad occurrence ap- peared to him to be purely accidental, and a ver- dict to that effect waq unanimously returned. We have reason to believe that the colliery com- pany have met the sad case in a liberal spirit by providing for the widow and fatherless.
POISONING OF THE RIVER ALYN. IMPORTANT MAGISTERIAL DECISION. I At a special meeting of magistrates for the Mold division, held on Wednesday, the following magistrates being present: Colonel Wills (chair- man), Major Roper, Captain Philips, E. Pemberton, Efq., the Rev. Jenkin Davies, and the Rev. R. M. Howard—three important caaes, in which the I 1.1 defendants were cnargea %,tii polluting tne Jaiver Alyn, came on for hearing. The first was against Mr John Thomson, of Plasynmhowys, which charged him with having, on the 19th of May last, knowingly permitted to flow down a rivulet into the River Alyn, which is water containing salmon, and is also a tributary of the River Dee, also water containing salmon, certain liquid and solid matter of such an extent as to cause the water in the said River Alyn to poison or kill fish. The information was laid at the instance of Mr W. F. Ayrton, 01.0 of the River Dee conservators. Mr Bridgman (solicitor to the conservators) appeared to prosecute, whilst Mr Samuel Smith (deputy town-clerk of Chester) defended. Mr Smith (when the case was called on) said he had arranged with Mr Bridgman to have tLe summons against Mr Thomson withdrawn. Since it had been issued, his client had been taking til the means in his power to prevent any lno)e polluted matter getting into the river; and as ti e act of Parliament (which he read) provided that in case of reasonable means being taken in tlat direction proceedings might be withdrawn, he had no doubt the bench would be satisfied on Mr Thomson undertaking to proceed to the completion of the works he had commenced to prevent the nuisance recurring. Cap'ain Philips: All I have to say as on individual magistrate is, that I should be glad it oth-rs would follow Mr Thomson's example. Mr Smith I think it is only right that I should tell the court that the works in course of erection for abating the nuisance complained of were com- menced before the summons was issued. Mr Bridgman coincided in the remarks that hatl been made. Mr Thomson had set an exceedingly good example, and he hoped it would be followed by the other gentlemen who had been summoned, The summons was then withdrawn, and the charge against Mr William Beale Marston, of the Oil Works, Coed Talon, was then taken. Mr Marston, at the outset of the case, said he might remark that it was unnecessary for any one to set an example so far as he was concerned, for in reality it was he who had set the example in the first instance, for he had done everything in his power to abate the nuisance before Mr Thomson's attention had been called to the matter. He had bsen at the expense of B100 in stopping the pse of a condensing engine, and setting up another engine; and he was perfectly willing to do every thing reasonable which Mr Davies, their chemist, might suggest, so as to prevent even the appearance of injuring the water. Mr Marston then complained of the short notice he had had that these proceed- ings were to be taken; that he was only summoned the previous day; that Mr Swetenham was at the bottom and top of the whole proceedings and that thfcy were only the result of a little ill-feeling on the ptrt of Mr Bridgman towards him. Mr Bridgman: That cannot be. I never saw the gentleman before to-day. (Laughter.) Mr Smith said Mr Marston had asked him to take the case for him, but he felt himself unable to do so without he had time allowed him to get up some information. However, the prosecution had present in court a very eminent chemist from the Royal Institution, and he would suggest that that gentleman should go to the works and see what was requisite to abate the nuisance, and Mr Marston would act upon his recommendation. Mr Ayrton I cannot agree to that. Mr Marston: It was only yesterday that I had the summons, and I have had no opportunity of engaging a solicitor. Mr Bridgman said they ought to know the grounds upon which the application for adjourn- ment was made. He had evidence to prove what Mr Marston turned into the river, and the effects of it upon the fish. Mr Marston: It would be impossible for me to rebut that evidence at a few hours notice bnt I don't see why, if the case is withdrawn against Mr Thomson, it should not also be withdrawn against me. After further attempts had been made for an adjournment, Mr Marston said: Then I would sooner let the prosecutors state their case, and if you do fine me I will pay it. Mr Bridgman then stated the case against the defendant. He denied that there existed any personal feeling against Mr Marston, and said the informers took these proceedings simply as a matter of public duty. On the 19th of May last, in consequence of the state of the River Alyn, and the numetous complaints which had been made with respect to it, the Sheriff of Chester (Mr Gregg), Mr Mostyn Owen, and others went to inspect the river, and when they got to Rossett mill they detected a strong smell arising from some foal ittaff, which they afterwards found was put in the liver some fourteen miles higher up. They proceeded along the river to a small branch of it which ran to Pontybodkin, where Mr Marston's works were situated, and when near the works they found the water very much discoloured, and the smell arising from it was very bad; and the banks exuded, and came out to a veiy great degree. The noxious matter of which the prosecutors complained was at that time flowing in gallons from defendant's works into the stream. Samples of the water were taken by Mr Ayrton and Dr. Watson, which were analysed and the water would be proved to contain such a quantity of poisonous matter that no fish would live in it-that, in fact, neither animal life nor any life whatever existed in it. An experiment had been made with it by keeping it for some time in a greennouse, ana tne result was that it contained neither animal or vegetable life whereas in a similar experiment, carried on under the same circnmstances with pare water, the result was that it swarmed with both. It was of very great importance indeed to all people that the river should not be polluted, not only for the sake of the fish, but of the cattle which came down there to drink, and which had now ceased to water there. Such being the case, he thought their worships would see the necessity of putting a stop to the nuisance. Mr Ayrton, examined by Mr Bridgman, said I am one of the conservators of the River Dee Salmon Fisheries Association. In consequence of my attention being drawn to the River Alyn, I visited it on the 19th of May last. I was ac- companied by other gentlemen, and we went to the Rossett first. At the Rossett mill we detected a strong offensive smell, and the appearance on the water of tar let into the stream. We afterwards went up the Alyn to i erm bridge, Pontblyddjn, twelve or thirteen miles above the Rossett, in the county of Flint, where the river was a great deal worse. The smell was offensive to a degree, arising evidently from the matter floating on the water, and which was much greater in quantity than it was at the point below. The nearest works to Ferm that we saw in operation were those of Mr Marston. We proceeded up the stream to Mr Marston's works, an d we saw the stuff in its con- centratecl iorm pouring into a orooK below Liir Marston's works. We followed the stream, the banks of which on Mr Marston's property were saturated with this noxious stuff. Wherever we put our foot on the turf near the stream this stuff issued from it; and we traced it to the outflow pipe at Mr Marston's works, where we could have collected any number of gallons. Some of the stuff was pouring out of the pipe at the time, and it floated into a stream which runs into the Alyn. Mr Marston Do you mean to say it is a tributary of the Alyn ? Witness Yes. Mr Marston: It is a tributary to the Nant brook. Mr Ayrton But it empties itself into the Alyn at Ferm bridge. Mr Bridgman: Is it a salmon river ? Witness: Yes. Mr Marston No, it is not. There never was a live salmon seen in it-there might have been dead ones. (Laughter.) Mr Ayrton, in continuation, said: The same staff which I saw running from Mr Marston's works was identical with the stuff we saw running in the Alyn. Some portions of the stream we saw running below Mr Marston's works was a mass of dirty fluid. I know well the nature and habits of fish; and the stream I speak of was in such a state as to be utterly impossible for fish to live in it. In a portion of'the Alyn there are salmon in abundance, that is near Rossett mill. I took a sample of the water from the Nant stream, abont a quarter of a miie below Mr Marston's works. It is marked Sample No. 4." I also took a sample of the stuff that was flowing from the outflo w pipe by Mr Marston's works, that was No. 8 sample. I afterwards delivered them to Dr. Watson. They were sealed up. Cross-examined by Mr Marston The associa- tion to which I belong is established under an act of Parliament, and is not a private company. Mr Swetenham met us at Rossett, Mr Swetenham is not the learned informer in this case, nor am I his deputy. I did see what appeared to be a dam at the outflow into the stream. Mr Marston: Did you see any turf near the stream?-No. Mr Marston You said this moment you did. Witness: I don't think I did. Mr Kelly (after referring to his notes) You certainly did say so. A Magistrate: But what does it matter whether there was or not. Mr Marston: I want to show your worships that the water cannot be so poisonous if turf is growing on the banks. Bat the fact is there is no grass near my stream. There have been ashes on the banks for years. The witness was further cross-examined relative to a pipe which was in the pond understood as the outflow," and was used for carrying off the oil from the surface of the water; and admitted that he had seen the pipe, but where he took the sample from waa a poini immediately below it. He saw liquid water flowing out of the pipe, and it was from that flow they tcok the sample. Mr Marston here again suggested that Mr Davies, or any other gentlemen which the court might appoint, should be authorised to take samples of the liquid for a further analysis; hut Mr Bridgman objected, and said that inasmuch as Mr Martton seemed to donbt the evidence of Mr Ayrton, who was a gentleman of veracity, he would ask Mr Swetenham to give evidence. Mr Marston: This is better fun than ever, to have the great man before us. (Laughter.) Mr Swetenham was then sworn and examined by Mr Bridgman. He said: On the 19th of May, I met Mr Ayrton, Mr Quellyn Roberts, Dr. Watson, and others below the Rossett. We went there to trace where the impurity of the Alyn arose from. vVe first visited the mill, near the Rossett. I detected a particular smell, which I recognised because I knew it so well before—(laughter)—but it was rot so strong as it generally is. It was very dry weather. I know the smell perfectly, and it was the same smell as we smelt at the Ferm. We went from Ferm to Mr Marston's works, smelling as we went along until we got to the top of the stream, and it was the same smell all the way up. (Laughter.) Mr Marston's works would be from I fourteen to fifteen miles along the stream from the Rossett. As at Ferm bridge we noticed in the stream ochreous matter, and by the side of the stream oily matter lying in the hollow. We then came up to the point where the stream cemes from the South Level Pit, and joins the Nant stream. (Here Mr Swetenham pointed out the various places upon a tracing of the locality.) He then described the points from which they took the samples, and said wherever we stamped our feet on the side of the stream the oil came out in beautiful colours. Mr Marston's works are im- mediately upon this stream. We then crossed the railway and went on to a meadow, having the stream on our right, and both in the stream and meadow there was a great deal of oil. The water was low, and in receding had left a considerable quantity of this oily aad black matter on the sides. Leaving this place, we came to a kind of round dam on Mr Marston's private property. The whole of the water, so far as I could see, which formed the brook here came through the pipe, which appeared to be slanting upwards from the oily pool, but I cannot say that a sample was taken out of it. What came out of the pipe appeared to be water. If there was any oil in it, I coald have detected it. The sample I saw taken was from a distance f two ve yards from the pipe. There were no worl s in oper ttion between Mr Marston's works and the plaoe where the sample was taken. However, there nave been many old works there, which have been allowed in time past to tnrn their refuse into the stream; and I am satisfied that all the injury to it is not attributable to Mr Marston's works, but is as much attributable to those works as to his. Mr Swetenham here explained that he was of opinion the stuff which they noticed on the side of the stream had come from the old works, which were situated on the slope with the stream; and, in support of his opinion, said that when they stirred the staff, they notiedft that the effect produced was to make it cling to the banks- if there was a straw sticking out, or a piece of wood across it, it seemed to come back, its natural tendency being to adhere. He then referred to a previous outflow of stuff from Mr Marston's works, but added that that gentleman had immediately put up filter beds, and expressed himself sorry that anyone should suffer from any- thing issuing out of his works; but that the tank had burst, and the liquid had got out accidentally, as he (Mr Swetenham) discovered was the fact. Mr Marston: I am very much obliged to Mr Swetenham for,the way in which he has given his evidence. It has rendered it unnecessary for me to ask him a single question. Mr George Churchill Watson gave corroborative evidence as to the points from which the samples were taken; whereupon Mr Marston contended that there had been no evidence adduced to prove the poisoning of the Dee. Mr Edward Davies, of the Royal Institution, Liverpool, then gave the result of his examination of the samples which had been submitted to him by Dr. Watson for analysis, which was very complicated. Mr Quellyn Roberts, an alderman of Chester, then gave evidence as to the points from which the samples were taken and Mr Swetenham (recalled) said that unquestionably there were many boggy places in the stream, and there were many clear marks of tarry staff. The sample of which he spoke was taken from the boggy land on the side of the stream, and he must say it came from Mr Marston's works. A thimbleful of oil on the water woald show itself for miles. Mr Marston again suggested the appointment of a person to inspect the works, but the prosecutors objecting, John Hughes, the chief watcher of the River Dee conservators, said he new the nature of fish, and that the Alyn was a salmon river. Salmon came up to Gresford and Rossett to spawn. He had seen salmon in the Alyn in January last. Salmon spawned at Rossett and Gresford. The witness then went on to explain that the nuisance was in the Nant brook and not in the Alyn; o. whereupon Mr Marston contended it had not been proved that he had turned the deleterious stuff into the river. After considerable discussion and a speech from Mr Marston the bench retired, and the Chairman said: We have given this case our serions con- sideration, and we have come to the conclusion that the water is very deleterious to aBimal and vegetable life. We believe it flowed from Mr Marston's works, but it has not been proved to us that when it reached the Alyn it was not so dilated as to cease being injurious. It has not been proved that any fish died in the Alyn on the 19th of May, which is one point in the case for the prosecution upon which the prosecutors have entirely failed. They ought to have produced water from the Alyn, and proved that fish had died there since. How- ever, we are convinced that the matter came from Mr Marston's premises, and we hope he will carry out his promise by doing all in his power to pre- vent a recurrence of the nuisance. Mr Marston thanked the court for the kind con- sideration they had given to the case, and said that he would be most happy to do anything that Capt. Owen might suggest, so as to prevent even the appearance of a nuisance. The case against Mr William Southall, of the Bromfield Colliery, was then proceeded with. The summons charged him with polluting the river on the 13th of June. Mr Bridgman prosecuted, and Mr Samuel Smith defended. Mr Bridgman having stated the case, called =Ll John Hughes, who said he was chief water bailiff to the River Doe conservators. On the 13th of Jane he inspected the River Alyn, and at Llong found it in an awful state. He took samples of water from the river and from a culvert leading to Bromfield works, the latter being marked No. 2 sample. The water he took from near the works was of a lighter colour than that he had taken in the river. He made experiments with the water taken out of the river by putting into it a live perch, which showed symptoms of being ill in three minutes after; it turned on its side in eight or ten minutes, and in fifty-four minutes was dead. He tried a gudgeon with No. 2 sample, and it died in thirty-nine minutes also a dace, which died in forty-one minutes, and minnows, one of which died in five minutes. The bottom of the river was covered with yellow sediment from the works, and was foar or five inches thick. Cross-examined, the witness said he made no complaints to Mr Southall about the state of the river, though he had been watched for several years. Mr George Griffiths, Tynewydd (a large farmer holding land on the banks of the Alyn), said that having been informed of the fish being killed in the river, he caused his cattle to be withdrawn from the meadows abutting upon it; and went to see Mr Southall. He told him that the Alyn was in a very bad state, and that he had a great many cattle which watered there—that he was afraid, in- asmuch as the fish had died, his cattle would also die-but the only reply he got from Mr Southall was Let them die." He saw people catch the fish in hundreds. They drew them out with their hands, and many of the men were from Mr Southall's own works. Cross-examined: Mr Griffiths said he did not know of a single case where the cattle had suffered from drinking the Alyn water. Thomas Edwards gave corroborative evidence as to the de&trnction of the fish in the water. Mr Smith, for the defence, urged that all the works had been in operation for 20 years. There had been no complaint about the water until now. There was no one more sorry for what had occurred than Mr Southall himself, inasmuch as his own pocket had suffered immeasurably by it. The watcher himself had seen nothing amiss with the river, and when he did he never asked Mr Southall to take any protective measures, but at once sum- moned him. However, the mischief was not a oon- tinuous one, the water being now as innocuous as it was before they broke into the old workings from which the deliterious matter issued. He contended that the whole affair was the result of an accident, and that consequently the Act of Parliament ought not to be put in force. Captain Phillips Did he do anything to prevent further injury when he found that the river had been polluted? Mr Bridgman No. The thing went on for a number of days. Mr Smith The pumping goes on now, and very likely for ever; but what we say is that the injury was done when our attention was called to it. Mr Westholme Ramsbothom, of Liverpool, was then called. He said he came from Liverpool on the afternoon of the 9th of June, and fished the river from Padeswood to Llong, where he caught three trout. He went to see some friends about half-past five or six o'clock, and when he returned he found that the dirty water complained of had been turned into the stream. On the following Saturday when he was returning from the Clwyd and Elwy he noticed a large number of people gathering the fish from the river. Mr Smith said his client did not wish to keep anything in the back-ground and he was instruc- ted to say that the pam ing did take place about seven o'clock on the evening of the 9th of June. Mr Edward Roberts (Fron Diron), gave further evidence as to the state of the river and the destrne- ti on of the fish, after which Mr Smith contended there had been no evidence that anything poisonous was turned into the river after the complaint which was made by Mr Griffiths to Mr Sauthall. But he submitted that in case where a gentleman admitted that an offence had been accidentally done, the Act of Parliament should not be put in force. When the complaint was made the evil had been done, and it was all the result of water from old workings breaking in upon them. Mr Thomas Humphreys, manager of the colliery, was then examined. He had been manager for two years, and it was customary for to tarn off the refuse water in the Alvn. There had been no com- plaints so far as he knew until the present occur- rence. An old 11 pond" had broken in upon them accidentally, and they were boand to pump the water ont. When his attention was called to the matter all the badness had been pumped out of the pit. Colonel Wells (after a brief consultation with his brother magistrates) said: We find that the offence complained of was committed on the 9th of Jane, and that it had been persisted in though the wa er is not perhaps as bad as it was. We consider this is about as bad a case as can be brought before us of polluting a river, and the defendant must pay a penalty of JE5 and costs. Mr Smith If I had thought there was an im- pression on the minds of your worships that the thing is going on now, I should have applied for an adjournment, so as to produce scientific evidence to prove the contrary. I came up the river bank on Thursday last, and I can assure you the fish were as healthy and as lively as possible. I The court did not rise till near five o'clock. I GRESFORD. MASONIC Pic-Nic.-The members of the Everton Lodge of Freemasons (No. 823), with their wives, sweethearts, and daughters, had a pic-nic excursion to Gresford on Thursday last. There were about 120 present, and the tent was pitched on the hill above the station. A visit was paid to Gresford Church, where the Old Hundredth" was sung by the company. During the evening dancing was indulged in, the music being supplied by the Wrexham Reliance String Band (conducted by Mr Edwin Jones), which gave every satisfaction. After a substantial tea, a number of the village children were regaled with good things." Per- haps the most interesting feature of this part of the proceedings, however, was to see four old female villagers—all above 80 years of age—armed jauntily to the tea table by as many gentlemen, amidst the enthusiastic cheers of the onlookers. The old ladies seemed thoroughly to enjoy the honour, and three of them afterwards astonished the foreigners" by tripping" it on the grass with marvellous agility. Strolls, dancing, and games served to make the time pass pleasantly until the hour of departure, when three cheers were given for the ladies. After an enjoyable journey, the company arrived in Liverpool shortly after ten o'clock. I LLANGOLLEN. HOUSEBREAKINa,-On the night of the 20th in- stant, some person or persons broke into the house of Mr Evan Roberts, Brongyll, Glyn, and stole therefrom several articles of wearing apparel, with some bread and butter. The police are in active seatch for the depredators, and it is to be hoped they will soon be captured. NARROW EacAPE.-On Saturday last, as Mr Robert Evans was painting the front of the Royal Hotel, the ladder on which he stood began to slip along the wall. He endeavoured to prevent it by placing his hand against the wall, but without suc- cess. At such a giddy height Evans thought it was all over with him, and he was about to jump from the reclining ladder when he found that he and the ladder were about to fall on the portico above the principal entrance to the hotel, and veiy fortunately he fell on his back to the bottom of the the portico, and although shaken he sustained no serious injury. TRIP TO RHYL.—On Monday last the Calvinistic Chapel Sunday School children with their Superin- tendent, teachers, parents, and friends, had a plea- sant trip by railway to the above watering place. The train left the station at half-past seven a.m. A good number were taken up at Berwyn and G yn- dyfrdwy. The train consisted of sixteen carriages, all of which were well filled, the company number- ing about five hundred. After reaching Corwen, another iron horse was put to the train until it reached Gwyddelwein, from thence it proceeded to Ruthin, Denbigh, St. Asaph, Rhuddlan, arriving in Rhyl a lout half-past ten, where they remained till between six and seven o'clock in the evening, when they returned home. NEB.'S GALLANTRY AGAIN.—On Saturday last, two youngsters, residing in Castle-street, had taken off some of their clothes on the rocks in the bed of the Dee in order to try their hands at capturing some of the fish under the stones. A sudden blast of wind took the stocking of one and the jacket of the other into the water. The service of Nero, the faithful dog of the Royal Hotel, was at once called by Thomas, the gallant boots and driver. who has the faculty of making the dog understand all he says. Go for that jacket, Nero,' said the boots. Although this was quite a new term to the dog, he caught it once, plunged to the water, swam to the middle of the stream and soon returned with the wet, heavy clothing between his teeth to the great joy of its owner. BURGLARy.-At the police coart on Friday, the 15th iust., before J. Price, Esq., The Tower, Thomas Leigh, clog-maker, from Lanca ire, wr1 charged with attempting to enter the cottage of E. Rowlands, cooper. Prosecutor deposed that the prisoner had awakened him by kicking with his heavy clogs at the door of each house in the row; he then opened the shutters of the house and at- tempted to get in. The flower pots hindered him, and while he had his legs dangling outside he was asked what he wanted there. Prisoners merely granted. P.C. Eady found him the following morning about a mile and a half from the town. It seemed that the prisoner lodged in a he ise in an adjoining row and it was likely he had mis- taken the house owing to his drunkenness.— Sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment. ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE NORTH WALES BAPTIST COLLEGE. -On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday last, the annual meetings of the institu- tion w is held. The Rev. T. Burditt. M.A.. ex- amined the the students in the Greek nd Latin classics, and in Biblical literature and mental philosophy. The Rev. N. Thomas examined in the Bible Handbook. The general theological ex- amination was conducted by the Rev. Nathaniel Thomas, of Cardiff, and the Rev. Dr. Brock, of London. The Rev. C. M. Rirrell, of Liverpool, and the Rev. Jones (Mathetes) also propounded a few questions. The annual meeting of the con- stituency was held on Thursday morning, at 12 30, when the Rev. Gethyn Davies, of Bristol College, was chosen classical tutor. The Rev. Nathaniel Thomas preached the Welsh charge to the students from the text, Quit you like men.' The Rev. R. Prichard, of Denbigh, and the Rev. W. Roberts, Rhos, conducted 'e devotional exercises. The Rev. Dr. Brock preached the English sermon from the words,' But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you, let him be accursed." The service being introduced by the Rev. T. Burditt, M.A. THE ANNUAL TREAT OF THE BRITISH SCHOOLS. —This annual fete, which is every year looktd upon with such feelings of delight by the youth of our town, took place last Thursday week in a field kindly lent by Mr E. S. Jones, Eirianfa. The procession of children, numbering over three hundred, headed by the ladies' committee and the working school committee, the tea-mrkers, and a large number of friends, started from the schools at two o'clock, under the superintendence of the teachers, Mr Clarke and Miss Horton. The pro- cession this year derived additional attraction from a large number of flags and banners which had been specially provided, the designs of which reflected great credit on our local artists, Mr Thos. Jones and Mr Thomas Roberts, painters. After marching through Church-street, Bridge-street, and Castle-street, the field was reached by three o'clock. The following ladies presided at the tables :—Mrs Haghes, Frondeg Mrs Evans, Meadow Cottage Mrs R tberts, Castle-street; Mrs Jones, chemist; Miss Williams, Rose place Miss Williams, Berwyn-street Miss Morris, Regent-street; Miss Jones, ditto; Miss Roberts, ditto; Mr Roberts, Grapes Hotel; Miss Roberts, Mill-street; Miss Jones, Chapel-street; Miss Haghes, Abbey-street; Miss Lewis, Royal Oak; Miss Roberts, East Mousley, Surrey Miss Jones, Brynhyfryd and Miss JoDes, Castle-street. These ladies were assisted by a large number of other friends, including Mrs Spaull; Mrs Price, Eirianfa; Mrs Longshaw, Warrington Mrs Jones, Castle- street; Mrs Roberts, Abbey-street; Miss Hill, &c., &c. The tea and sugar as USUF'. was the free will offering of the tea-makers, the bread being supplied by Mr Walter Roberts, Church-street, After tea, some hundreds of the townspeople joined the children, and a list of innocent games were indulged in until dusk, when a monster procession marched to the town, headed by the volunteer band. EXCURSIONS.—On Monday an excursion in con- nection with Mancott British Schools, arrived in this town, accompanied by the Sandy croft drum and five band. Several from Buckley also joined the trip. The same day a boat excursion in con- nection with the Rhos Baptist Sunday School paid us a visit. They enjoyed our varied scenery amaz- ingly, and returned home greatly pleased with their day's out. On Tuesday morning a small ex- cursion belonging to the Liverpool Lyceum Clnb arrived in Llangollen. There were about 150 ladies and gentlemen. They brought a large quantity of provisions with them, and dined and took tea in the Assembly Rooms. Several of them enjoyed themselves in various games and amuse- ments at Penddol Field. Two of the party, viz., Mr W. Grasby, of 60, Canning-street, and Mr G. Jeffery, Compton House, paid great attention to the children of the town, treating a large number of them with toys to the value of about £3 from Mr Thomas's shop. A string band was in attend- The excursionists returned home by the 8 30 p.m. train.-On Thursday morning there was anothei trip from Liverpool, and one numbering about 500 connected with the Birkenhead School Union, ac- companied by the excellent band of Her Majesty f training ship, Akbar." They proceeded from th(- station to the P ..1: a "an, provisions beict; supplied by Mi AlIeu. 3>arl g the day they scat tered themselvt through th district, and wer wonderfully pleaslu t .o various objects the saw, and the scenery they witnessed. RUTHIN. CORN HARVEST,—A field of oats, near ttio- station, belonging to Mr Green, of the Castle Hotel, was being mowed with a machine yesterday (Friday). He has also a field of barley ready for the same operation. BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS, THURSDAY.— Before the Mayor (J. R. Jenkins, Esq.) Waterworks Wanted.-John Jones, of Felin- ysgoboriau, charged Thomas Roberts, Edward Goodwin, and Robert Jones with trespassing by walking over the meadow called Ddol Fawr. The offence was proved by P.C. Rowlands. Roberts and Goodwin admitted the offence. Jones pleaded he was going to a pistill for a drop of clean water. The two former were fined 5s. each and costs; Jones Is. and costs. A Dog Case.—Mr J. Jones was summoned for having in the days of canine madness," allowed a doj to Jbe in Rhos-street without a muzzle on, contraiy to an edict issued by the Mayor of the borough.-P.C. Rowlands, who laid the information said the Chief Constable had told Sergt. Dickers to withdraw the sammons.—Mr Adams, clerk: Is Sergeant Dickers here ?—Rowland No, sir.— Mr Adams Then he does not show due respect to the Mayor.—Mr Louis said he knew nothing of the withdrawal, and he was present for his client to answer the charge, and he was ready to go on with the case.—The informant then said that at half-past six o'clock in the evening of the 14th he saw Mr Jones's son going along Rhos-street with a dog unmuzzled, and he told him that he was liable to a fine of two pounds. Mr Jones's son then pulled a muzzle out @f his pocket, saying, he did not care. In reply to Mr Louis informant said he was standing at the time by Mr Lloyd's, the butcher, and several people were standing by the Anchor at the time.—Mr Louis: The information states that the dog was out to the annoyance of people. What people were annoyed at it ? Was the dog more than a yard from Mr Jones, junior, at the time ? Rowlands: There were abont two dozen children playing in the street at the time. He did not £ .ee Mr Jones take the muzzle off the dog's head. Alter the occurrence he reported the case to his superior officers. He believed he did mention the caie to the Town Clerk. He was not aware that the Town Clerk himself had a dog at large without a muzzle since the issuing of the Mayor's noticr Mr Louis here asked for the n aduction of the original order by the Mayor.—Mr Adams said the Town Clerk ought to be present to prove the order. It was no business of his (Mr Adams) to get up these cases, but it was a duty devolving upon the Town-Clerk.—Mr Louis said the case should be dismissed, and not adjourned. It was alto-eter unfounded, and a disgrace to all parties concerned in it, and he complained of the conduct of the in- formant in the matter. The proof was informal, and there was therefore no evidence to proceed upon. He asked the Mayor to dismiss the case, and grant to his client a certificate of dismissal, and he trusted his Worship would not force him to compel him to grant this certificate. Mr Adams said a certificate could only be granted when the case had been heard and dismissed on the merits, and advised an adjournment of the case. Mr Louis questioned the soundness of that advice. Mr Jones was a gentleman and a neighbour whom they all knew and respected, and it was very annoy- ing to him to be thus singled out, when it wr 7 known that the Town Clerk himself had a dog at large since the issuing of the mayor's edict. And if an adjournment was granted it could only be done in the regular way by paying hi-3 (Mr Louis) fee and the expenses of his client and his witiesse?. —After some further remarks on each side, his worship said he would dismiss the case, and grant an order of dismissal.
I THE OSWESTRY INSTITUTE FETE IN WYNNSTAY PARK. The popular festival in connection with the Oswestry Institute came off by the kind permission of Sir W. W. Wynn, Bart, M.P., in Wynnstay Park yesterday (Friday). The institute, which is managed in such an energetic and successful manner as to be a noble example to those of neigh- bouring towns, has already had two annual fetes in aid of its funds, wh ch have bee i thereby materially assisted. The first was held two years ago at Hals on, the seat of E. Wright, Esq., and the one last year on the grounds of the Rev W. C. E. Kynaston, at Hardwicke, both of which proved the ability of the committee to carry to a successful issue meetings of this nature. They throw their whole energies into the affair, and can it be won- dered at that their annual out-door gathering, having such a good object in view- he moral and intellectual improvement of their townsmen by means of their capital institute-alway -i has a prosperous termination, for such noble efforts de- serve popular recognition. Having had Wynnstay Park placed at their disposal by the Prince in Wales," the committee made greater efforts than ever to secure a success worthy of the place of meeting. Wynnstay is a place associated with ideas of enj oyment, and the park possesses natural charms of such attractive power as on all occasions like the present, to draw together large numbers of our over-worked population determined for the time to thoroughly enjoy themselves and make the best of their little holiday. But a:tractive as are the grounds of Wynnstay, the committee exerted themselves to render them still more so by the in- troduction of a variety of games, bicycle races, foot races, &c. Charming scenery, admirable arrange- ments, good company in abundance, and many other ple-- nt features, conspired together to render this fete champetre a delightful one and the extraordinary individual who cop Id not be sat's- fied with the varied bill of fere" provided a-ust be a veritable" curmudgeon" who is iicapable of being pleased. Previous to the fete, the committee had been active in having the tickets for the affair disposed of, putting a premium on those purchased after Monday last; r-,1 *\e public, including persons living at great d.-ita-ices, were so eager to possess themselves of them that many thousands were sold before the day. The shops at Oswetly were pit closed at an early hour to allow the employers and assistants to attend the fete, and during the afternoon most of the establishments in Wrexham were shut for a similar purpose. The company did not commence to arrive in earnest until about one o'clock, and then they might be seen trooping up under the shale of the splendid avenue which is such a distinguishing feature of the p irk. Many stopped on the way to admire the gigantic proportions of the old Sir John Wynn oak. Large numbers preferred to reach the scene of amusements by way of the bath grounds making a halt to inspect the obelibk erectc i to the memoiy of the Sir Watkin who died in 1789. Notwithstanding the heat, large numbers ascended the column and admired the splendid surrouudinq scenery. One individual went to the trouble of counting the steps, which, according to his own reckoning, were 167 in number. The princ:pal portion wended their way from here to the litL]I, with a view of inspecting its exterior and interior (it having been kindly thrown open). The beautiful gai dens were of course a great attraction, and visited by thousands of persons. They were much admired, as also were the beautiful trees, in- cluding the cedars of Lebanon on the lawn. The kindness and taste of Mr Middleton, the gardener, were spoken of on all hands in the most com- plimentary terms. During the early part of the day the excellent band of the Royal Denbigh Militia, which is so well conducted by Mr Jennings, played selections of choice music upon the lawn. The trains from different parts were loaded to excess. Eight hundred persons came in about one o'clock by the first train from Oswestry, and ws were informed that many hundreds were there wait, ing to be brought by rail from that place. The capital band of the 15th Shropshire Rifle Volunteers, conducted by Mr Parry, arrived upon the ground shortly before three o'clock, and it was at this time that the principal number of people from Oswestry arrived. It was estimated that at two o'clock there were 5,000 persons upon the ground, and from that time till a late hour there was a constant stream of people coming in. The temperature about the middle of the day was 91 decrees in the shade, and the high state of the thermometer was fully indicated by the broiling faces of those present. THE REFRESHMENT DEPARTMENT. The "inner man" was not lost sight of, the arrangements in the refreshment department being of a superior character and worthy of the occasion. Without disparagment to the Oswestry gentlemen present, we may say that Mr Peate, confectioner, of Overton Arcade, Wrexham, fairly earned the dis- inction of being the principal purveyor upon the around. He had fortunately secured the splendid marquee of Mr Goodby, of Shrewsbury, which was beautifully decorated with choice flowers belonging to Mr Ellis Jones, of Wrexham, and pretty banners. His dining and tea tables were arranged on the principle adopted at the Cljstt" Palace, there being a cashier at his proper post and professional men waiters to each table. The i —•••rienta in this respect were admirable, and were fti y appreciated. A whole army of charm- ing yo ilg ladies were kept in perpetual" ,£i oy the constant demand for refreshments but the supply was equal to the demand. Mr Peate succeeded in pleasing every one who piid a visit to his splendid marquee, the charges being moderate, the articles exceptional, and the waiters civil and obliging. In one corner of the marquee Mr A. Philips, of Wrexham, had a stand of cigars, tobacco, &c., and was much patronised. Mr F. A. Turner, Plough Inn, Mr Jacks, Castle Hotel, and Miller, Refreshment House, Messrs. J onr Brothers, and Mr Wright, confectioner, Oswestry, also had capital re-eshment tents, which were de- servedly much patronised. Mr Wallis, of Wrex- ham, and Messrs. Williams and Edwards, Tre- fynant, supplied the principal portion of lemonr -le and beverages of that character, which were con- sumed in hre qaantities in the tents. THE SPORTS. The sports commenced shortly before half-past three o'clock, and were a most popular feature. Mr Oliver acted as judge, and Mr T. Price as starter. FOOTRACE, 100 yards—1st (12s 6d), J. O'Hara; 2nd (7s), J. Hughes; 3Id (5s), Luke Barrett. There was a capital race, in which thirteen com- peted, and O'Hara came in winner by about a yard, same distance separating the second and third. BICYCLE RACE, 1 mile-1st iE2, 2nd 91, 3rd 10i; entrance 2s 6d. Fir-it Heat: Hollis (Westfelton) 1st, Cooper (Rhostyl en) 2nd, Harriss 3rd. Second Heat: 1. Jackson (Rbostyllen) let, Morris 2nd, C. Heywood 3rd. Deciding Heat: Isaac Jackson 1st, Hollis 2nd. There was by far more interest shown in this race than in any other; and the spectators might be numbered in thousands. In the first heat Hollis, who had a larger bicycle th in the rest, was ahead near the goal, when Cooper came up, the bi .¡cles came into contact, and both were thrown almost opposite the winning post. It was alleged that Hollis had caused a "foul," but the judge decided against this complaint. In the second heat, Jackson came in easily first. In the deciding heat between Hollis and Jackson, the latter fell twice, and Jackson won easily. The third prize war awarded to Cooper. FOOT RACE, 250 yards.—1st (12s. 63.), J. O' Hara, Oswe3try 2nd (7s. 6d.), L. Barrett, Oswes- try; 3rd (5s.), C. Roberts, Wrexham. The race was won easily by about three yards. FLAT RACE, half mile.— 1st (7s. 6d.), C. Williams 2nd (5s.), A. Jones 3rd (2s. 6d.), L. Barrett. Won by three yards. The remainder of the sports had not terminated when our parcel left, but the result will appear in our second edition. DANCING. ETC. The dancing commenced beneath the shade of the trees about four o'clock, bnt at that time the temperature was so high that a very large number did not take part in the amusement. The effect on those who did was very apparent from their half- melting appearance. As time wore on, the weather became deliciously cool and most refreshing after the experience of the day. Dancing then became the most popular part of the programme, and remained so till the company dispersed. The two bands divided the labour between them, and played some capital music. Various other games had their partisans, kissin- in the ring and tursey being amongst the most favoured. There were also Aunt Sallys of various kinds, including the Special Bobby," X.Y.Z. No. 001, archery, skittles, quoits, swings, leaping bars, gymnastic apparatus, &c. There were also marionettes and the French novelty, Le jeu de torniquet," and in the evening balloons were sent up and a display of fireworks, the arrangements in this re3pect beid- under the management of Mr Fallows, caterer, of Stafford, who had supplied the apparatus, &c., for the various games. During the day a large number visited Nanty- belan and Waterloo towers, and enjoyed the picturesque views to be obtained at these delightful places. It is difficult to judge of the number present, the company being so much distributed about the grounds, but it was believed by the best authorities that there were at one time 10,000 persons in the park, a number unprecedented in the annals of any local fete.
SPORTING NOTES. i>ext weeli commences the lioodwood meeting, and a glorious one it will be-that is, judging from the portion of the programme, which has filled. I will now give my readers a "rough hint" as to the merits of the competitors engaged in the two chief events. For the GOODWOOD STAKES Capitalists has been favonrite from the first, his trainer has backed him, and the Frenchmen seem very sweet, but owing to his owaer being on a yatching cruise, and the present state of affairs C-l the continent, I do not think he may even see the post; should he arrive I do not think him likely to win. John Davis is very steady, I like his chance f Straithnairn will be started to make way for him, add to his gameness and his good stayiri powers, he will have the assistance of the accom- plished Butler—makes his chance very rosy indeed. Prince Henry is a grand horse, and is rec iving a good preparation, I think he will do better anon. Indian Ocean is the best place horse in the race. I like his chance much, he is dangerous. Toby will run a great horse if he recovers the slight ac- cident he met with the other day. I am very partial to Tom Parr's horses, if meant they are always useful, Capt. Machell will I think ran Acaster, he is a patch up affair. Bonny Swell has too much tonnage. Sweet Sound, Miss Shepherd, Rattlepate and the Laird are not to my fancy. Paganini is backed heavily, I think to no purpose. The turn loose Nighij ought to win if she any good at all, but I am afraid she won't do. Sulphur I do not like, and the remainder will have no chance, so finally come to the conclusioa that either JOHN DAYI5 or TOBY I will win, and INDIAN OCEAN and PRINCE HENRY for places. Everybody seem to think Sabinus will win the cup. I shall couple Siderolite and Musket to fur- nish the winner, and a good race, and finally say that if the Old Kuight of the Garter is &ent to the post all right, he will upset the lot, though if I were to plump outright it would be for SABINUS. lours truly, THE ADMIRAL.
— —— i IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS.—FRIDAY. I Their lordships met at five o'clock. In reply to the Earl of Malmesbary, Earl Granville said he had received the intelligence through a commercial telegram by Reuter's agency, that war had been declared between France and Prussia, and he had no reason toidoabt that the news was true, although he had learnt it with the greatest concern and grief. rhe Government* wotLId at once lay papers upon the table, to shew the steps which had been taken in the manner.—In reply to an attack from ¡ the Duke of Somerset, the Earl of Camperdowu defended the recent order of the admiralty, relating to the retirement of lay officers, and promised to produce correspondence.—Their Lordships then proceeded to consider the reasons of the Commons for objecting to certain amendments introduced by the Lords into the Irish Land Bill. The Duke of Richmond said the only amendments he should ask their Lordships to insist upon were those which related to permissive registration and to the condi- tions of &jectment. This course was fcUowed and a committe was appointed to draw reasons for insisting upon their lordship's ancsndmeDts. Iu reply to the Duke of Manchester Earl Granville defended the cessation of Gambia to Fiance, on the ground that this country; could gain no ad- vantage from retaining it. The other busies was then disposed of, o-,Id tie Hoose adjourad at half-past eight. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY. THE GOVERNMENT AND THE FRANCO. PRUSSIAN QUARREL. The House met at two o'clock. Mr Disraeli in putting a question with regard to the state of foreign affairs, said that he could not persuade himself that in the nineteenth century, with its extended sympathies and elevating tendencies anything so degradatmg or barbarous as war of succession could occur. 0 For some time there had been rumours of distrust and jealousy between France and Prussia, and it was said that France had deter mined to bung them to a precipitate settlement. Pointing out the claims which England had to uras her friendly intervention upon both of these powers he had little doubt her Majesty's Government had used their best endeavours to prevent disturbance of the peace of Europe, for his own part he held that any power which did so, under present cir- cumstances, would incur a moral responsibility and encounter a force more powerful than any miiitaiy array in the outraged opinion of an enlightened world.—Mr Gl .datoae app- .led to the serious re- sponsibility n ider which the ministers of the crown lay, but as far as their judgment went there was nothing in the circumstances which had occurred to justify a breach of the peace of Europe. Ir. reply to the question, noither Prance nor Prussia had shown the slightest indispositioa to listen to the ftienaly counsels of Her 3Iaje8ty Government, but with respect to the actual st of affairs they had as yet no decisive intelliWrc » but he was bound to say that the course of communication, and the transaction between the two Great Powers immediately concerned had not been on the whole favorable. Everythiug that Her Majesty's Government coul.1 au had been done, and Parliament would find at the proper time that they had not fallen aho. of their duty on the part of England and they had not gone beyond it. Mr Horsman and Mr Somerset Beaumont both attempted to address the House, but the Speaker ruled that they were out of order.—After a long discussion on the proposed transfer of Gambia, in which Mr Iloosell promised that no steps should be taken without the authority of Parliament, the house then went into committee of supply, when a number of votes in class one on the Civil Service estimates were agreed to. HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. Earl Russell put a series of questions to Earl Granville relative to European affairs. fiarl Gran. ville, with the consent of the house, deferred his statement until their lordships were in poise-,si0Q of the papers he had promise-A.-A motion by Lord Kinnaird for a select committee to inquire into the management of the Mint was withdrawn, after a short discussion.—The Life Assurance Companies Bill was read a second time.—The Married Women's Property Bill, as amended by a select committee who had considerably modified it, passed through committee. Several other measures were advanced a stage. HOU-JE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. After Mr Gladstone had announced the intention of the Government to issue a proclamation of neutrality in the Franco-Prussian war, the right honourable gentleman stated, in reply to Lord E, Fitzmaurice, that, notwithstanding the adverce decision of the House of Lords, the Government did not despair of proceeding with the University Tests Bill this session. The house atterwards went in'- committee on the army estimates, and agreed to a number of votes. The Army Enlistment Bill passed through committee. The Savings Banks Bill, the Parliamentary Elections Bill, and the Mines Regulation Bill were withdrawn. HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. Earl Grey objected to the New Zealand loan, but Earl Granville defended it as an exceptional c-se; and after some discussion the bill was read a scsond time. The other business was unimportant. I HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY. At the afternoon sitting it was announced that the Queen had consented to issue a commission to inquire into the laws relating to Frieudly Societies. On the report of the Education Bill a batch of fresh amendments were proposed. Aoiongst the more important was one by Mriorster, "That, instead of the town council, the school boards should in boroughs be elected by the persons whoe names are on the burgess roll," whicu was carried by a larze majority. The others were rejected, and tha further consideration of the report was adjourned.—At the evening sitting, Mr Russe'.l Gurney introduced the 'Ir I case ot .aLr tamunds, now undergoing imprison- ment for debt to the Crown. Mr Gurney and otheii complained of the harshness of his treatment whilst other members contended that it was no more than his case merited. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—WEDNESDAY. The adjourned debate on the Game Laws Aboli- tion Bill was resumed and concluded, the result being the virtual rejection of the measure by a majority of 88. The Contagious Diseases Act we] next discussed, but we have no record of the pro. ceedings, for Mr Crawford, as on a previous occasion, had the reporters' gallery cleared. All we know is that up to a quarter to six, when debato on Wednesday are brought to a close, no decision had been arrived at. HOUSE OF LORDS.—THURSDAY. The Earl of Shaftesbury moved the second read- ing of the Ecclesiastical Courts Bill. He said he did not intend to proceed further with the bill this session, and that his object was to obtain an ex- pression of their Lordship's opinion with reap ct to the reform of the Ecclesiastical Courts. After some discussion, the bill was read a second time. A num- ber of other bills were advanced a stagt-- HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. A great part of the evening was taken up m questions having direct or indirect reference to tha Franco-Pru -sian war. Mr Horsman aked several questions, to which Mr Gladstone repiicd. The answers'were to the effect that Gverlmpnt had no precise knowledge of the circumstances under which the King of Prussia agreed to the withdrawal of Prince Leopold from the Spanish throne. Gofern- vernment was not otheia ly informed or any action on the part of Austria or Russia. In answer to Mr Seymour, Mr Gladstone said that Gorerunifiiis had no information of any sccret treaty between France and Denmark, and was not aw ne of any proposal by France to Pruss;a for a mutual dis- armament having been during the last six mouths. Lord Claren ion had engaged in a oorivspondeiiCfl with those Powers on the subject, but it was not necpssary to divulge particulars. In reply to other gentlemen, Mr Gladstone said that Government hal received assurances from France and Prussia that the neutrality of Belgium, Luxemburg, and Hol- land would be preserved. Her Majesty's Govern- meiit had no intention of issuing a proclamation to define what was contraband of war. Her Majesty's Government saw nothing in the purchases of horses now going on to call for interference. In answer to another inquirer, Mr Cardwell said that military surgeons would be allowed to accompany the arm eJ in the field, but the rule forbidding military men to act as newspaper correspondents wou, be strictly enforced.—The Hoase then resnaie I the de- bate on the Education Bill. Mr Henley called at* tention to the presence of strangers, and persist^ so that the reporters withdrew for a "hort tinle- The ballot clause was finally adopted by 1S5 votes to 115; and the bill then passed amiil^t mUê. cheers.—Iu re considering the Irish L iml Bd!. i5 was agreed to accept the Lord's aineniiment ta clause 5, and to amend that to clause i».—Tha House then went into committee of supplv.
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