Sales by Auction. MESSRS. CLOUGH & CO.'S ENGAGE- ] MENTS FOR MAY. May 11.—Highly Important Sale of Horses,Car- iages, &c., at the Royal Mews, Rhyl | — —————————————————————————————— 1 THE ROYAL MEWS, RHYL. i MESSRS. CLOUGH a CO. beg to announce 1" that Mr JOSEPH W. BBOWN, who is giving 1 up the Mews, has instructed them to offer for SALK BY PUBLIC Arcnou, on MONDAY, 11th MAY, 1885, the whole of his valuable STUD of 16 HUNTERS, HACKS & POST HORSES, together with a large 1 number of CARRIAGES in excellent order, numer- ous sets of HARNESS, HORSE CLOTHING, and the usual Stable Requisites. Also about 100 hobbets of BLACK OATS, &o., &c. < Sale to commenoe punctually at 1 o'clock. The whole will be on view on and after the 4th 1 May. Catalogues, which will be ready in fa few days, may be had on the Premises; at the principal hotels at Chester, Wrexham, Mold, Holywell, Rhyl, Den- bigh, L'andudno, Bangor, Bettws-y-Coed, and Colwyn Bay and the Auctioneers, at their Offices, Vale-street, Denbigh, and Gwynfa Villa, Rhyl. TO BUTCHERS, DEALERS, & OTHERS Q.OP FARr, NEWMARKET, FLINTSHIRE, Situate about 4 miles frotn RHUDDLAN, 6 from RBYL 3 from PBESTATYN, .5 from MosTYN, and 7 from HOLYWELL. Highly Important and Extensive Sale of THIRTY FIVE PRIME and RIFE |FAT THREE-YEAR OLD BULLOCKS, THIRTY-NINE YEARLING TUPS and EWES. TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION, ON T U E S j) A Y, 12 th OF MAr, 1885, AT THE ABOVE-NAMED FARM, BY MR. WILLIAM FREEMAN, who is favoured with instructions from H. D. POCHIN, ESQ., to Sell his very valuable and Ripe Fat Stock, com- prising 33 Head of Three-year-old Fat BULLOCKS, many of them heavy weights 20 Fat cross-bred yearling TUPS, in pens of three; 19 ditto yearling EWES, in pens of five. Lunch on the table at 11. Sale at 12.30 punctually. N.B.—Catalogues may be had of Mr W. COJTWAY BELL, Spital, Rhuddlan and of the AUCTIONEER, Red Lion Hotel, Holywell. 2m2— THE GREAT SALE AT ST. GEORGE'S HALL Is NOW taking place, of the Stock of DRAPERY & IILINERY Of JOHN JOYES, Bee Hive, Vale Street, Denbigh. Ptivate Sale each day from 10 till 1. Auction at 2 and 6 o'clock. R. HESELTINE. AUCTIONEEB. SPRING CLEARING! HOUSE FURNISHING! <J T AND i ¡'?;-L3; GARDEN REQUISITIES A LL brds of BRUSHES and BROOMS, LA- POLISHING COMPOSITION, &c. BEDSTEADS at exceptionally Low Prices. SPRING MATRESSES. Corni.-e?-, Cornice Poles, Stair Rods, Venetian Blinds. Bassinette Shaped PERAMBULATORS with STEEL Sewing Machines, Lock Stitch. £2 10 0 Ditto Chain Stitch.. £ 1 10 0 t""J A. SHEFFIED, (Late Wright and Sheffiield) 170, WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL. H. A. STEER, Wholesale and Family ,vnn & SPIRiT MERCHANT, ALE & PORTER DEALER & BOTTLER, MINERAL WATER DEPOT. 72, HIGH STREET, RHYL. W. Gr. H0WARD UPHOLSTERER, 63, KINMEL STREET, RRYL. Old Venetian Blinds made equal to New. New Made to order. Hair, Wool, Flock, and Spring Mattresses Repaired or Re-made. Dininf an i Drawing Room Fi rniture Repaired and Upholstered. Orders by Post shall receive prompt attention 13al8 JJ-ISS DAVIES & CO. RHYL COCOA HOUSE, 40 TT 41, HIGH STREET, RHYL, Ac the foot of the Bridge and near the Railway Station), NOW OPEN. Beds and Meals and every accommodation for Visitors. Large and commodious Rooms for Ex- unionists, Sunday Schools, Committees, Ac. Terms moderate. Orders promptly attended to. V A 1; G H A N' S JJATHS, 14 £ 15, HIGH STREET, (Oposite the Royrtl Hotel) RHYL, A"RE NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON. Hot, CJIJ, and Tepid Pure Sea Water Baths from G a.m. until 10 p.m. Sundays, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Ozone anp Sou-weed Baths made to order. Also vreU constructed. Bathing Machines upon the Beaih for both Ladic.i and Gentlemen pBURV COLLEGE, JJlIYL. PEI^CIPAL The Rov. H. J. COOKE, M.A., T.C.D., (iirst Placeman at Responsions and at Decree Exam ). Assistant Curate of Rhyl. Classical Master—Rev. C. E. E. ArpLEYARD, M.A., Foundation Scholar in Classics, Sidney Sussex Coll., Cambridge. Mathematical Master—F. H. DE MONMOBBNCT, Esq., R.U.I. Foreign Master—MONSIEUR L. II. JUNOD COUPJK 01' I>oTfXCTio:J— English, Mathematics, Natural, Science, Latin, Greek, French, German, aud Drawing. Rpf.rouc^ kindlv permitted o Rev. Thomas Kil 'iardson, M. A.Vicir of Rhyl or to Stephen luioso, Esq., Senior ChurchjPW<len. Prospectus with list o" successes of former pupils, &c., &c., on appiii'atio.i to the Priucipal. NATIONAL PROVIDENT INSTITUTION I FOUNDED 1835. ACCUMULATED FUND, £4,000,000. "T. VP.r? P\IDIHirEDIAT3T,Y on PROOF of DEATH A TITLE. ■■VOHAI NXPKNSBS ABOT'T SPUR CENT, or TIIR INCOME. OV'O'WS^-W. OIUORCH0RCH STREET. TONDOS. E.C. A-R •; I-3 T.'HEI;H NOT BEVRKSJEN-WSD. Miscellaneous. HOUSEMAID or Chambermaid (26) requires H Situation. Excellent character. Also VAITRESS. Two-and-half year's character. Vages, £ 10.—161, Bristol-street, Birmingham. GENERAL requires Situation. Good L'T cook. Two-and-half year's character. "Wages, nO.-Edgbaston House, 161, Bristol-street, Birm- ngham. n OB for Sale. Rides and drives; quiet and I l strong.—Apply Mr EYTON LLOYD, Cynval rilla. A PARTMENTS—To be Let, near the Beach, first-elass Furnished Apartments, with every ittendance. — Address, Mrs. E. JONKS, Euston Elouse, 29, Abbey-street, Rhyl. RHYL PIER REFRESHMENT ROOM, WITH Waiting Room attached, TO LET for the ensuing season. Also, SHOP, with good front, suitable for Toys, Bookseller, or News Agent. Rents low.—Apply to SECRETARY, at Pier Offices. 4 PARTMENTS. — Home from Home; Sea views moderate charges.—Apply, X, Ad- vertiser Office. WANTED to Purchase a good second-hand W CHEFFIONERE or Sideboard.—Address, with lowest cashpiice, C," Advertiser Office, Rhy 1. A GENERAL SERVANT WANTED. One accustomed to waiting.—Apply stating salary expected, to X, Advertiser office, Rhyl. VPI'RENTICK. — Wanted a :espootable Boy, about 16, to serve in the G-eneral Drapery Trade.—Apply to R. W. WILLIAMS & SON, London House, Amlwch. TO BE LET, House and Shop. No. 26, Wel'ing- t ton Road, Rhyl, with new Shop-front. The House 0 mtains 4 bedrooms, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry, with a good-sized yard. — For rent and par- ticulars apply to Mr JOHN EDWARDS, builder, Wel- lingtc,n.roacl, Rhyl. [3a'25 Ap ARTMENTS-well furnished—to be Let from the middle of May, in one of the best parts of the town, at moderate terms.—Address T," office of this paper. fpiO LET, a splendid HOUSE—6, Elwy street, X Rhyl. Apply to Mr DANIEL EVANS, draper, 31, High-street, Rhyl. TO LET, from the 1st of May, the DWELLING HOUSE and PREMISES, No. 2, Brighton road. Rhyl. The house contains 3 enter gaining rooms, G bedrooms, w.c., kitchen and scul- lery, china closet and pantry, with good garden and outbuildings easily convertible into stable and coach-house. For further particulars, &c., apply to H. MILLWABD, 5-1, High-street, Rhyl. RHYL.—TO LET in Aquarium street, two Yew DWELLING HOUSE-1, containing S Bed- rooms, Drawing, Dining, and Sitting rooms, 2 w.c.'s Kitchen, Back Kitchen, and 2 pantries in each honse.—Apply to JOHN EDWARDS, :26, Wellington road, Ryl. 3all ARMY SERVICE. YOUNG MEN wishing to JOIN HER MA- JESTY'S ARMY" will, on application at any Post Office in the United Kingdom, be supplied, without charge, with a Pamphlet containing de. tailed information as to the Condition of Service and advantages of the Army, as to fay, Deferred Pay and Pensions. Great prospects of Promotion are offered to eli- gible Young Men. Applications can be made, either personally or by letter, to the Officer commanding the Regimen- tal District at Wrexham, or to the nearest Volun- teer Serjeant Instructor or other Recruiter. Recruits, if eligible, can be enlisted for any arm of the Regular Service they may select. [52-2 ENGLISH WESLEYAN CHAPEL, BRIGHTON ROAD, RHYL. TO MORROW REV. GREGORY RENTON OF WESTBROMWICH, Will Preach. Services — Sunday, 10.30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m Wednesday, 7-30 p.m. Prayer Meeting on Friday at 7-30 p.m. Organist—G. E. Fielding, Esq., Furnleigh. (j HRIST C HUROH) R HY L (PASTOR: REV. D. BURFORD HOOKE). During the Erection of the above Church, in Water Street, there will be SERVICES AT THE TOWN HALL. TO-MORROW, (SUNDAY) Rev. D. BURFORD HOOKE (Pastor) Will Preach—Morning at 11 Evening at G 30 Collection at each Service. Week-even Service on FRIDAY, at 7 o'clock in Queen-street (Welsh) Congregational Chapel ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL BBIGJELTON ROAD, RHYL. TO-MORROW, REV. R, JONES, Connah's Quay, WILL PBEACH TO-MORROW. Services, Morning at 10-30. Evening 6-30 Collections after each service. NEW ENGLISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, WELLINGTON ROAD, RHYL. OPENING SERVICES. PREACHERS: On Sunday, May 10, 1885, at 10-30 a.m. and 6-30 p.m., REV. DR. MACLEOD, Birkenhead. On Monday Evening, at 7 o'clock, REV. H. BARROW WILLIAMS, Wrexham. On Tuesday Evening, at 7 o'clock, REV. JOHN WILLIAMS, City Road, Chester. On Wednesday Evening, at 7 o'clock, REV. JOHN THOMAS, B.A., Liverpool. T> HYDWEN J ONES § £ )AVIES (Late J. Rhydwen Jones) CABINET MAKERS, UPHOLSTERERS, CARPET FACTORS, &c., 33 & 34, QUEEN STREET,RH L Special Sale! CHANGE OF FIRM! SPECIAL REDUCTIONS DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL. TRANSFER OF BUSINESS! LINOLEUMS Laid Free of Charge FLOORCLOTHS Laid Free offCbarge! REDUCTIONS IN FURNITURE, BEDSTEADS, BEDDING, CLRTAINS, HOUSEHOLD DRAPERY, CARPETS, ■ LINOLEUMS, It'- FLO O RC'LOT J1 s. I ALEXANDRA FAMILY & COMMERCIAL IJOTEL, HIGH STREET & KINMEL STREET, RHYL, J. WILLIAMS, PROPRIETOR. Excellent accommodation and good attendance at strictly moderate charges. Well-matured Spirits and Choice Old Wiues and good brand of Cigars. Posting carried oil iu all its branches, at the "ALEXANDRA" & BLUE CAP MEWS (op- posite the Post Office), High-st. Wedding Equip- ages, Landaus, Broughams, Sociables, Waggon- Z!1 11 11 ettes, Dog Carts, &c., for Hire; also Saddle Horses. Brnkes leave from the Hotel and Blue Cap Mews to all places of ill terest. HEARSES AND MOURNING COACHES. MONEY MAKES MONEY. CAREFUL INVESTMENTS in Stocks and Shares ,tre(,ften(l(,tibleclin,,Lday. :CIO to £ 1000 realizes the same ratio of profit. Non-liability system. Expla- natory Hook (5th Edition) gratis and post free. Address, GEORGE EVANS & Co., Stockbrokers, 111 & 112, Gresham House, 01:1 Broad-Street, Lon- don, E.C. Ii unrivalled tor Joiner* Oaideners', forester* FarmflfB', uA Amateurs' nee. Sharpens with a spitUe. Ask yonr Ironmonger to §et you one; ii he wont, drop me a note. Honourable Mention at aris Exhibition, 1878; and Bronze Medal, London International Exhibition, 1884. JOHN C. MONTGOMKRIE, "Tam o' Bhantea" Stem, weiki D"Qfo, taw" SMtotfi &ii.o. ofwmc THE RHYL ADVERTISER May be had from the Proprietors, Amos BEOTHBES By Pott. Delivertdin Town 8. D. s. D. One quarter 1 S One quarter 1 1 Half-yearly 3 i Half-yearly 2 2 Yearly 6 8 Yearly 4 4 TO CORRESPONDENTS. Correspoidentsare requested to give theirnameand address when sending communications. Orders, Advertisements, &c., to beaddressed to the Publishers; and all cheques, P. O. Orders, &c. to be made payableto the Proprietors, AMOSBBOTHEBB Advertiser Office, RIIYI- To ensure insertion all correspondence should be received not later than noon on Thursdays. We cannot undertake to return rejected manuscripe
THE VOTE OF CREDIT. THE speech delivered by the PaDIE MINISTER in the House of Commons on Monday even- ing was a remarkable one, and that too when viewed under several different aspects. As a rhetorical effort it was almost unique, for few compeers to it can be found even if the speeches of the great orator himself be sought out and examined. In its subject matter even it possessed an extraordinary interest, for it demanded from Parliament the credit for so large a sum as eleven millions. In its results, too, its effect was remarkable, for the Vote of Credit for this immense sum was granted without a division, without even a debate, without the utterance of a single word. No one spoke, save the PRIME MIN- ISTER himself, and the vote was carried by acclamation nemine contradicente, and amid the cheers of the Tories themselves. But it may be asked what is this 11 millions wanted for ? The answer is, for two purposes-the one for the Soudan, or the war in Egypt, and the other for the special preparations." Another question now arises- what are the special preparations" to be made for? The answer is to prepare for a war with Russia. Then again it may be asked-why should we prepare for a war with Russia ? We have now reached a point on which a stand may be made and from which may be presented to view the series of circumstances, conditions and events, which have given rise to the hostile relations which now exist between Great Britain and Russia. The peninsula of India is bounded on the north by the Himalaya mountains which extend for more than 1500 miles. Their average breadth is about 150 miles, and they contain some of the highest summits in the world. On their Northern side are portions of the Chinese Empire. These mountains then for more than 1,500 miles form a natural and impregnable barrier against any foreign invasion of India. The Hindoo Koosh Mountains which may be considered as a prolongation of the Himalaya mountains, form about two thirds of the northern boundary of Affghanistau, which itself con- stitutes a large portion of the eastern boundary of India. On the north of Afghanistan is Eastern Turkestan, and on its west is Persia. Turkestan is partly held by Russia and so it has come to pass that the exact boundary line which should mark the limits of Russia's progress southward is undetermined, and therefore undefined. The whole of Afghanistan it will be noted is between Indian and Russian territory, and therefore military men and statesmen have considered that the indepen dence of that country was the strongest safe- guard against the attacks of Russia on British interests in India. A Russian force must pass through Afghanistan ere it can attack India. Lord BEACONSFIELD'S Government endeavoured by force of arms to compel Afghanistan to be the dependent rather than the ally of Eugland. It hunted its Ameer, SHERE ALI, to death, and it was only on the accession to pjwer of the Liberal Govern- ment in 1880 that a conciliatory policy was advocated and introduced into Afghanistan. Since then the AUEER of that country has been on friendly terms with England, and the past month saw the amicable &nd cour: teous meeting of that sovereign with the VICEROY of India. Russia, however, has played a very dishonourable part. She has professed to be acting only in the interests of civilization—has repudiated all aggressive intentions, and despite all this has been gradually pushing her way towards Afghan- istan. lL was agreed that a Commission ap- pointed by the Governments should determine the boundary line between Asiatic Russia and Afghanistan. England has been ready to fulfil her part of the agreement, but Russia has not only procrastinated but has als) pre- varicated. The English Government recog- nised the position, and made the above ag- reement. This may be given, and the con- sequences in Mr. GLADSTONE'S own words. He said-" Aware of these dangers, we set ourseive3 to work to bring about an agree- ment with the Government of Russia by which we hoped they might in a great degree be neutralised. That agreement was conclu- I ded on tho 16th March, although it has passed by the date of the 17th March, inas- I much as I think that was the date on which it was telegraphed by Sir R. THOMSON to Sir P. LUMSDEX. The House will recollect the substunco of that agreement. It made a deep impression upon tny mind, for it had the careful consideration of the Government. It consisted of a covenant and a reservation. The covenant was that the Russian troops should not advance nor attack provided, the Afghan troops did not advance nor attack. That was the covenant. There followed a reservation, and the reservation was unless in the case of some extraordinary accident, such as a disturbance in Penjdch.' Now, what followed ? A bloody engagement took place on March Olh, The cause cf that ell- t gagement is still a matter of dispute, but the general opinion is that it was an intentional act of hostility on the part of Russia. Snch then being the case, it is the duty of England to stand by her ally, the AMEER of Afghanis- tan. To be able to do this effectually the Government asked Parliament for the sum of eleven millions. It hag been stated that this sum is to consist of two portions. This the PRIME MINISTEB thus explained-" We pro- pose a vote of credit amounting to eleven millions of money, six millions and a half being likely to be spent in what we term special preparations,' and being incapable of being spent for any other purpose and four and a half millions being likely to be spent in and in connection with the Soudan, but being in a degree, that I cannot at present define, capable of being spent for another purpose, that is to say, the same purpose as our I special preparations.' And I beg in Committee to repeat my words that, adhering to the policy which we have announced to the House of holding the Soudan forces available for service elsewhere. I believe that we have had absolutely no option, except either to ask the House to vote money which may be wanted in the Soudan, with a power to use and remove it to the purpose of special preparations," or else vote twice over a very large and uncertain sum of money to which course, I believe, strong and just and insur- mountable objection would have been taken." Mr GLADSTONE then gave the reasons which had influenced the Government to take the course they had done. He showed how the art of diplomacy had been made use of and stated that no efforts had been spared to obtain an honourable peace; and when he gave utterance to the following words the House responded by a general burst of enthusiasm: "We have laboured and we continue to labour for an honourable settle- ment by pacific means—but one thing I may venture to say with regard to that sad] contingency of an outbreak of war, or a rupture of relations between two great Powers such as Russia and England, one thing I will say with great strength of conviction and great earnestness in my en- deavour to impress it upon the Committee, that we will strive to conduct ourselves to the end of this diplomatic controversy in such a way as that, if unhappily it is to end in violence or rupture, we may at least be able to challenge the verdict of mankind upon a review of correspondence-upon a review of the demands and refusals-to say whether we have or whether we have not done all that men could do by every just and honour- able effort to prevent the plunging of two such countries, with all the millions that own their sway, into bloodshed and strife." It may be that before this meets the eye of our readers war will have been declared between England and Russia. Russia is massing her troops in Central Asia, for it is there that she expects the battle-field will be. But England possesses the greatest naval force of any country in the world. She is mistress of the seas, and she will make her power as such be felt. Through the Dardanelles into the Black Sea will her iron- clads sail, whether Turkey says yes or no. Into the Baltic will another fleet proudly sail, no matter what may be the opinions of Denmark, of Norway and of Sweden. All ihe resources of our mighty empire will be called into requisition, for when England unsheatha the sword she will not lay it down until she has won a peace which she can enjoy with honour. A strong feeling has been aroused in the country which will not be appeased until Russia has explained her action or has atoned for it by defeat. A nation which in times of depressed trade and after a long succession of bad harvest can raise a revenue of nearly 90 millions need not fear a contest with bankrupt Russia. Eng- land does not court this contest, but she will not shrink from it. She knows she is right, and she firmly believes that GOD will defend the right and so she fearlessly moves on to the conflict.
antr Swmmarg Dr. GIRDLESTONE has sent a letter to the Town Clerk expressing his intention of re- signing both the Chairmanship and his seat on the Board of Commissioners. If the re- signation is accepted, as we fear it will be, the town will lose the services of a very practical man and an invaluable sanitavian. However, the doctor is the best judge of his own affairs and has no doubt ample reasons for taking the step he has decided upon. Through this resignation a vacancy will be created on the Board, and an excellent oppor- tunity will present itself to recall Mr KEAT- iNGE to the place he filled so well. It would be a pity to throw the town to the expense of another election, and if the Commissioners voted Mr KEAXINOE to the vacant seat, they would practically do what the ratepayers de- sire. Mr KEATINGE stood a "very good eighth" at the recent contest, and had he not been so shamefully deserted by his own party, would have been returned in an honourable position. He is then entitled to the next seat; and we look forward with every confi- dence of seeing him filling it. Another gen- tleman is anxious to be elected, and we are told has been canvassing the Commissioners, but we need hardly say that a man who in in the beginning of April decides for no par- ticular reason not to stand before the ratepayers but seeks a "back door election" early inMay, does not deserve the slightest support. Com- parisions are invidious, we admit, but even if any Commissioner can be found to propose the gentleman referred to, the Board cannot fail to distinguish the great contrast in ability and merit between the two. ♦
Who shall be the Chairman ? is the next question. We have it on very fair authority that a strong deputation of our local legisla- ture waited upon Capt. WYNNE JONES to ask him to accept the honour. There can be no objection to the election of the CAPTAIN, pro- vided of course he can give the amount of time the faithful performance of the office de- mands. He has promised to be regular in his attendances, and will "make time," therefore the only objection is removed. Captain JONES is a gentleman of undoubted ability, keen perception, and peculiarly adapted for such an office, and we feel sure the public will join us in wishing he may be appointed unani- mously to the position held by his uncle, the late Mr ROBERT WYNNE, J.P., 25 years ago.
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THE CHARGE OF LIBELLING SIR. WILLIAM GRENVILLE WILLIAMS. Marianne Taylcr, 40, of 66, Chesterfield-Street, Marylebone, London, dressmaker, was late on Friday evening put upon her trial at the Central Criminal Court, before Mr Justice Hawkins, for libelling Sir William Grenville Williams, Bart., and his wife, of Pengwern, Flintshire, in the form of letters and postcards, some addressed to Sir W. G. Williams, others to Mrs Sitwell, the mother of Lady Williams, and others to lady Williams herself, to the effect that Lady Williams was a "flash diamond," and calling Lady Williams opprobrious names. Further that Lady Williams was living with Sir W. G. Williams; that she was not his wife, but his "eighth woman," and that Sir William was not married to Lady Williams, because he was previously married to the said Marianne Taylor, the prisoner. The formal commitment charged the prisoner with sending certain letters and postcards, well know- ing the contents thereof, demanding money from William Gienville Williams, with menaces, without any reasonable cause. Detained-Maliciously pub- lishing false and defamatory libels of and concern- ingWilliam Grenville Williams and Ellinor Harriett Hunt Williams." Mr Poland and Mr Goderich prosecuted. The prisoner was undefended. In stating the case, Mr Poland said the only object of the present prosecution was to prevent the prosecutor and his wife being subjected to what had become a most iutoleiable nuisance. A good many years ago when the prosecutor was living with a tutor at Barnes in Surrey, he formed an intimacy with the prisoner, who was then a servant in the house, and this intimacy lasted for a considerable time. It was, however, broken off, and in 1874 the prosecutor gave the prisoner JE50 on condition that she would desist from annoying him. That condi- tion she kept until she found, in September last j ear, that he had married Miss Sitwell, his present wife. After this the prisoner sent letters and postcards to the prosecutor and his wife, in which she called Lady Williams opprobrious names, and threatened Sir W. Williams and his wife in various ways. After ineffectual attempts had been made to stop her, she was summoned to Marylebone Police Court, and when before the magistrates she admit- ted having written the letters and postcards, and said that this was the only means by which she could get at tre prosecutor. There was one post- ca-d, dated March 31, addressed to "Sir W. G. Williams, Bart., who is cohabiting with Mrs. Harriett Sitwell, No. 8 woman, Bodelwyddan, St. Asaph, Wales." On the card was written the following :—'■ Sir W. G. Williams. My dear hus- band,—From what I have received to-day you may be sure that I shall be there on the 10th of April, as stated, and I hope, dear, that you will bring Sitwell with you. Your affectionate wife." Tnere was another bearing date 4th April, written in the same offensive form, in which the writer referred to the prosecutor as "My dear husbaud,"and went on to say which place does flash Harriet like best, the one in Denbighshire or Bodelwyddan. Lovely darling. Shall you bring the well-kept hag with you on Fri- day ? It did me good to see you in a cab on Satur- day last in Oxford-street. Duckey, did you go to the boat race with that brute ? Your affectionate I wife, No. I." One letter was as follows Sir William Grenville Williams,—My dear husband- It is the best thing you can do to settle with me in the police court. You did not think of my character when you got in at the window at Inchwell's, nor when you went to Lewis's in Ely-place. Ever since you went there I have been insulted by men, and the trick I have had served on me would not have been if you had not been at the bottom of it. It is a gocd job you have got the money to buy everybody. In the beginning of 1869 when I lived in The Acre (Long Acre) you promised to allow me 10s. a week. If you had kept your word then I should not have had the bother I have. On one occasion you told me you should give me 12s. a week to work for the-you kept. Dear Billy, that was not an insult to me, was it darling ? You have not told j Sitwell that yet, have you ? If you had told me that in 1863, darling, I do not think that I should have cared so much for you but Sitwell has got plenty of money. It makes a difference, does it not ? Dear Billy, you told me about your women yourself. I am No. I; the young woman in Man- chester No. 2, whom you said was dead the mill- iner, No. 3, from the city the young woman at Grimmond's, No. 4 the married woman in South Kensington, who, you told me, had £.100 a year, and was ready to fall into your arms at any moment, No. 5 the cook you told me of is No. 6 two barmaids make eight, and the actresses so you see, dear Billy, Sitwell comes up to a much higher number than 8. So, darling, if you will tell me how many actresses you really had, then I will give you her proper number. It would be very bad to callh-i' No. 1 if she was No. 14. My dear Billy, will Sitwell be presented at the drawing-room this season ? You know, darling, she ought to be the proper number before then, or how will the footman manage about No. 10 carriage or No. 14 carriage, as the case may be ? My dear husband, it is your own fault about me sending you letters and postcards. You did not care how much you annoyed me when you told me about your women at Lewis's, Ely place; so we are one as bad as the other. You should not do dirty tricks, if you do not expect to have it returned. It is all bright and good for Ellinor Harriet Sitwell, but you did not make it bright for me. She can go to court, and she can go to fox-hunting. She can have horses to ride on; but No. 1 can go to the devil for you. Sitwell can have dressing-rooms, bedrooms, and sitting-rooms—in fact a castle to live in, and I can put up with one little smoky room. Do not for- get that I am No. 1, and Sitwell more than No. 8. She can dress in the best of everything, and you think anything good enough for me. Flash diamond Sitwell is lucky in being more than No. 8. It would have looked better if you had sent me the money you promised in 1869 than to have sent me the summons but I do not care what you do to me. Nothing worse can happen than already has been done through you. You did not think of my peace of mind when you went to Mr Lewis's, in Ely-place, and why should I think of yours ? You did not mind then how much you wounded my feelings at that time. My dear Sir William, I am glad to see that I have touched your feelings a little. If I had not, you would not have gone to the police court. I hope you will be at the police court at two o'clock, and do not forget. You see, darling, I must remind you, for you are so apt to forget. Dear Will, you told me you loved me; you have proved your love. Do you love Sitwell or her money best, darling ? Did you think that I would think Sitwell an angel of divinity ? You know what I promised you. Well, you see, I have kept my word if you did not—Your dear Marianne Taylor, 6, New Chesterfield-Street. I thought it was best to call you names but if you would prefer vitriol I will do it. Write and let me know before Friday. You once told me that if anyone offended me to take the red-hot poker to them. Would Sitwell and you like a red-hot poker ? If so, I will give you both that if you will bring her to me." Sir William Grenville Williams was examined and he detailed the circumstances under which he first became acquainted with the prisoner. After this relationship between the parties had been dis- continued he received a number of letters from the prisoner, and in 1874 he gave her JE50, and he heard nothing more of her until after his marriage. The prisoner said she did not intend to annoy the prosecutor any more. Mr. Justice Hawkins said she had heard what had been stated, that the only object of the prose- cution was to put a stop to further annoyance, but he must have some security. He would adjourn the case till the next day to give the prisoner an opportunity of thinking the matter over. On Saturday morning the prisoner was again placed in the dock, and Sir W. G. Williams re- sumed his place in the witness-box, when Mr. Justice Hawkins, addressing the prisoner said: When the court rose you were going to ask the witness some questions. Have you any question to ask him. ? The Prisoner.-No, my lord, I have no question to ask. Mr. Justice Hawkins.—That is A matter for your own discretion. What have you to say ? You are charged here with publishing these matters, and it is alleged that they are libellous matters. It is a question for the jury whether they are libellous or not. You have not sot up a defence it is quite true. What have you to say ? The Prisoner.-T wrote those two letters to Mrs Sitwell and Sir W. Williams. Of course I did it through passion and jealousy. Mr. Justice Hawkins.—Have you anything more to say ? The Prisoner.-No. Mr. Justice Hawkins then charged the jury, and in doing so said this was a libel or a series of libels. They had heard the letters read, and it was not necessary to read them again. There was no question as to the handwriting, as it was admitted it was that of the prisoner, and he did not see what they could do but find that they wore. The second question was whether they were libellous, and he might tell the jury that a libel wasaaz writing which tended to bring another person imo ridicule or disgrace. He would leave it to thom to say whether anybody in his senses could possibly say that these letters were not calculated to bring the prosecutor or Lady Williams into contempt. There was no justification pleaded. As to the motives which had actuated their publication the jury, as a jury, had nothing to do; it was only fur them to say whether tho letters were libellous. They had heard what the prisoner had said that morning—that she had sent the letters through jea- lousy. That was a matter that. he had no right to say anything about, and it did not come within the province of the jury to inquire into. All they had to say was whether these letters were written by the prisoner, and, having regard to what be had said constituted a libel, there was no doubt they were libellous. On what he bad said the jury would have to find whether the prisoner was guilty or not guilty. The jury found the prisoner guilty. Mr Poland, after the jury had returned their verdict, wished to say that before the matter was placed in his hands the prisoner was written to by the solicitors of the prosecutor telling hei that she would be proceeded against if she con- tinued to write postcards. Instead of receiving that as a caution she ridiculed it, and therefore the prosecutor was obliged to proceed. The prosecutor had not any unkindly feeling at all in the matter, but simply proceeded for the purpose of protection. He had hope.1 that his lordship would not have been troubled with the case, but that it would have been disposed of in the police-court. But after the summons was served and before it was returnable with reference to the expressions in the last letter, of course he felt it was necessary that the case should come on here for the purpose of preventing any trouble or confusion. He was afraid, however, that the prisoner could not get sureties, though her landlady was present Probably his loidship might think if she was placed under recognisances to come up for judgement when called upon it would be sufficient; but he left the matter entirely in his lordship's hands. Mr Justice Hawkins, addressing the prisoner, said he postponed the matter last night in order I that she might have the opportunity of thinking over it. Whatever might be her supposed griev-) ances she should not remedy them by publishing day after day libellous matter, which she knew gave pain to others. That was not the way to remedy any grievance she might have. For her own information he might tell her that to write libellous letters, that is to say letters which tended to bring a person into contempt or ridicule, or to cast disgrace upon them, even if they were true, was punishable by law, and punishable by law with a very long term of imprisonment. There might be distinct circumstances which would render it necessary to pass such a sentence. If in a letter a person send a demand and a threat of mischief if that demand was not complied with, as for instance, a demand by threats in a letter for money, a person was liable to be sent into penal servitude for many a long year. He had read all these letters, and there was one among them in which he thought the prisoner placed herself in grave peril. He did not know what the jury might think of it, but he thought that if the prisoner was prosecuted for having demanded money with menaces and threats, she would have been placed in considerable peril. But Mr Poland had said the prosecutor had not the smallest desire to go to that extreme against her, and did not wish to have her convicted or punished, as she might be, had the verdict been on that count against her. All that the prosecutor wanted was that protection should be afforded to him and his wife. There was a third matter, that the prisoner spoke of it being a fashion in Paris to throw vitriol, and she asked the prosecutor whether ho would like vitriol thrown over him. It was a very dangerous thing for a person to throw vitriol over another with intent to do serious bodily harm. The letter she wrote suggesting that, would be a very serious one against her if the jury had found her guilty upon the charge of threatening to throw vitriol, because the letter showed that she had it in con- templation, and if after avowedly having that in contemplation she had carried that into execution a verdict found against her of throwing it with iu- tent to do grievous bodily harm would lead to serious consequences. By thej letter she showed her knowledge and indicated an intention, that is to say, that subject to the occurrence of certain circumstances she would do this thing, and if she had done so, and she had been tried for it, it would be very difficult for her to escape. If she had been found guilty of throwing vitriol with intent to do grievous bodily harm she might have been sent to penal servitude for the term of her natural life, and if she at any time carried her threat into execution it might be necessary to pass that sen- tence. Even from that threat even, though she did not carry it into execution, Mr Poland had said on behalf of the prosecutor he had no unkind feelings towards her, and had no desire to punish —had no desire that she should pass a single hour within the walls of a prison, if she would only abstain from sending that sort of letters which she had been in the habit of sending, to his great an- noyance and distress, and the annoyance and dis- tress of Lady Williams. If she promised to abstain from writing in future and from any further molestation he (Mr Justice Hawkins) would let her out upon her own recognisances to come up for judgement when called upon. The Prisoner.—Yes, I will promise. Mr Justice Hawkins.—But you must really give me a serious and solemn promise that you will abstain for the future from any molestation, and you must understand that in giving that promise you must really give it seriously, and intend to fulfil it, because if I were to say I require you to find two Bureties in £100 each you would have very great difficulty in finding persons who would like +.() become your sureties after what they knew. I do not wish to act harshly toworda you indeed I am invited not to do so by the prosecutor himself but before I let you go on your own recognisances you IJmust make a serious solemn promise to me with the intention of keeping it that you will abstain for the future from molesting ths prose- sutor. The Prisoner.—1 promise I will not. Mr Justice Hawkins.—You must not. The Prisoner.—I do not want to do anything further. Mr Justice Hawkins.—It is a satisfaction to find that you will abstain from this conduct in future. Under those circumstances all you will have to do is to enter into your own recognisances in J650 to come up for judgmeut on this indictment if you are called upon to do so and I must remind you that the other indictment for having demanded money by threats in a letter remains over and un- desposed of, and you will also have to enter into your own recognisances to come up and be tried on that if it is thougnt expedient to try you but you will not be called upon to be tried for the past, nor will you ever be ealled upon to be tried on the indictment for endeavouring to obtain money by threats if you only keep your promise to me just now made. The prisoner.—Yes, my lord. The prisoner then entered into the required recognisances. Mr Justice Hawkins.—I assure you you ought to be thankful to the prosecutor for not having pressed for any judgement against you. It is a very great kindness of him, I think, having done that in this case. If he had pressed me to pass sentence upon you I should have felt very great difficulty in abstaining from doing so. You may be dis- discharged. The prisoner then left the dock.
ST. ASAPH. CATHEDRAL SKIVICE.—1th Sunday after Easter May 3rd. Morning at 11. Chants; Anthem, "To God on High," Mendelssohn. Evening at 3-15. The Litany; anthem, "Sing a fong of praise," Stainer. Evening at 6-15. Chants hymns. Choral Service on Thursday at 11-30 a.m. and Sat- urday at 5.—Rev W. Morton, M.A., succentor R. A. Atkins, Esq., organist. A DRUNKARD'S END.— On the 26th ult, a person giving the name of John Plum was admitted to the St. Asaph Workhouse, having received a ticket of admission from the assistant relieving officer. On the 27th. he complained to the porter of being unwell, and Dr. Williams (Dr. Heaton's assistant), was sent for, and soon arrived. He found that the man was suffering from the effects of poison through excessive drinking. About 8 o'clock in the evening deceased was served with supper, and was left Jby the porter and others sit- ting on the bedside, the vessel hoding his supper being in his hand. Between six and seven o'clock on the following morning the porter found deceased just in the same position, with the supper vessel still in his hand. The deceased was a stranger in St. Asaph, and was about 41 years of age, 5 ft. 6 in. or Pin. high, black whiskers and moustache, and either a navy or labourer. Nothing yet has been found to lead to his identification. No inquest will be held. H OLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS. — Cough Influenza. — The soothing properties of these medicaments render them well worthy of trial in all diseases of the respiratery organs. In common colds andlinfluenza the Pills, taken internally, and the Ointment rubbed over the chest and throat, are exceedingly efficacious. When induenza is epide- mic, this treatment is the easiest, safest and surest. Holloway's Pills purify the blood, remove all obsticles to its free circulation through the lungs, relievefthe over-gorged air tubes, aud render res- piration free, without reducing the strength, irritating the nerves, or depressing the spirits such are the ready means of eseaping from snffer- ng when afflicted with colds, coughs, bronchitis, I ind other chest complaints.
!m THE CUCKOO.—Mr Edleston, of Rhydorddwy I Fawr, states, that the cuckoo arrived there on the 15th ult., and the swallow tho day after.
A FRIENDLY "WHISPER." The following compendious vocabulary of abniir epithets, arranged for convenience in alphabetica order, is extracted from a Delhi newspaper. The Indian writer addresses the Russians as follows: Russians asses, blockheads, boobies, clowns, dolts, empty-heads, fanatics, flats, fools, fallow-brains. gabies, geese, hypocrites, ignoramuses, job bernowls, jabberheads, knaves, loggerheads, moon- calves, numskulls, oafs, pumps, quacks, rogues ruffians, squatters, simpletons, tomnoddies, nalators, vultures, wreakers, yellers, yokels, zanies Having thus run through the gamut of abuse from A to Z, the writer prooeeds, Hearken to a friendlv whisper of advice from an Indian," and then proceeds: You have already caused the said lion to wag his tail and roar. Attend to that roar, ye land-grabbing, besotted Russians—mark that tail—b« warned and beware. Run not your head into the lion's mouth."
"MUTE OF MALICE." On Wednesday, at the Middlesex Sessions, Alfred Cousins, a sailor was indicted for having obtained from several persons money by false pretences, with L-tent to defraud. In reply to the usual questu as at to whether he was guilty or not guilty, the prisoner made no answer. The medical officer of the House of Detention then stepped into the witness-box and stated his belief that Cousins m mute of malice," and that his dumbness was a abilm. Fearing to be charged on the present offence the prisoner had, it appeared, simulated insanit- and had been confined in Colney Hatch, b his true condition being eventually discov he had been discharged. He had boasted that' ho had tricked the authorities at Colney Hatch, and that he would trick the magistrates. In reply to questions put by the jury the witness stated tha* he had heard Cousins speak several times, the last time as late as the previous day.—The jury then found that the prisoner was mute of malice, and he waff removed from the dock. He was subsequently so* tenced to twenty months' hard labour,
ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE. On Wednesday a court-martial assembled ea ooard her Majesty's ship Viotory, at Portsmouth, low the trial of Alfred Holland, acting engine-room artificer of her Majesty's ship Sultan, on a charg* of having improperly left his place of duty at Portsmouth Dockyard.—Prisoner pleaded guilty, and in extenuation, said that his father being very ill at Birmingham, he was anxions to see him, and could not withstand the temptation to go home. He had no idea that the offence was such a serious one. —His character was very good, and the court sei- tenced him to 28 days' imprisonment.—The same court then proceeded to the trial of Alfred Searle, acting engine-room artificer on board tho same ship, who was charged with a similar offenta. Prisoner quitted the Sultan without leave, and was sub-It- quently apprehended by the water police, after having been absent about forty-one and a half honra. He pleaded guilty, but begged the court that at the present time when his country was expecting wa" they would not sentence him to a term of iml,risonment.- His character was not good, and he was adjudged i undergo a term of two months' imprisonment.
JILTING A WIDOW. On Wednesday, in the Queen's Bench Divit aeard the case of Haygarth v. Bunting, an ac. recover damages for a breach of promise of marri. It was undefended, although the defendant b pleaded that he had not promised as alleged; tha' had been rescinded by mutual consent; and thai made, it had been obtained with misrepresentation the plaintiff, a widow, that she had an inoome 2300 a year, that she had future expectations the death of her father and mother-in-law, and that her four children were provided for.—The plaintiff, Mrs. Alice Maud Haygarth, proved the promise of marriage, and stated that the defendant had since mar- ried another lady.—Mr. Henry Joseph Higgins gave evidence to the effect that the defendant had been introduced to him by the plaiptiff as her future hus- band, and that subsequently the defendant.had called on him and asked him if he could not settle up matters between them, as he had plenty of money, having married a rich wife.—Lord Coleridge, ID summing up, severely commented on the defendanta conduct in placing on the record an allegation affecting the plaintiff's character, whioh he had not attempted to prove.—The jury found for the plaintiff with £ 450 damages.
PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION. The committee of the Proportional Representation Society in their first annual report, presented to the members onWednesday, write in a congratulatory vein with reference to the progress which the society has made during the past year. It appears that there are kindred societies at Geneva, Rome, Paris, and Brussels, with which the committee put themselves in communication, and that while they have mainly directed their efforts to the improvement of Par.- liamentary representation they have endeavoured to insist upon the importance of the same principles in the election of municipalities and School Boards, The committee do not believe that the present syste.,u will work satisfactorily at Parliamentary or othsit elections, and they therefore propose to continue to use their best endeavours to educate public opinion on the subject. The committee express in warm terms their obligations to Mr. Courtney and to the late Mr. Fawcett. The society has founded I several braiicho- and issued many publications. Its inoome since its formation amounts to 21,291 5s. lOd., and its diao bursements to 21,012 149. 8d.
COLONIAL MUNIFICENCE. The Linnean Society of Sydney, after being in* debted for numberless benefits to its chief patron, the Hon. W. Macleay, has just been the recipient of a crowning act of munificence on his part. Besides presenting the society with a new meeting house at Elizabeth Bay, with all the necessary appliances for study and experimental research, he has determined, in order that scientific enthusiasts should never be shut out from the pursuance of their studies and the accomplishment of their designs by any narrow bond of poverty, to set apart a sufficient amount, esti- mated at 240,000, to endow four fellowships of 1:400 a year each, to enable students who should obtain the B.Sc. degree at the Sydney University to continue their studies. Mr. Macleay is the gentleman who fitted out and went with the first scientific expedition to the coast of New Guinea some years back, the total cost of 210,000 being borne by him. When bushranging was holding all the interior of the colony in dread he was the first man to shew a bold face to it. He refused to "bail up when called on by two mounted desperadoes, and coolly getting out of his buggy and slowly walking down hill with his rifle pointing alternately at each of them on either side of him, he so daunted them that they gave up and belted. This daring and ooolness combined led others to imitate him, and really broke the neck of the bushranging terror, which has never revived since then.
FIGHT WITH SMUGGLERS. An encounter took place recently near Balikesaev between the public force and a party of smug- glers. The agents of the Tobacco Regie ware in- formed some time ago that a group of three persona were carrying on the contraband trade on as extensive scale, one of the three being a moun- taineer well known for his intrepid daring. One evening intelligence was received that next morning large cargo was to be run through a certain raviri about an hour's distance from Balikesser on the Panderma road. A detachment of Regie people and gendarmes were posted in the underwood along the route by which the smugglers must pass. About the expected time the three smugglers, with laden pack horses, came in sight, armed to the teeth. On a given signal the gendarmes sprang into the road and stopped the way. The chief smuggler brought his gun to the present," and threatened with death any one who dared to bar his way. His two followers became frightened and wished to fly; but their chief, turning to them, said quietly that at the first step they made in retreat he would blow out their brains, and then fight till the death himself. The employes of the Regie, who have positive orders not to use tlwis arms except in case of absolute necessity, were touched lty this declaration, and cried out that their lives would be spared if they threw down their arms and their baggage but the smuggler chief replied that he would sooner die. And then a terrible struggle ensued between the mountaineers and their opponents. Victory for a time hung in the balance, and then resort was had to firearms on both sides. Ten gendarmes were wounded and the smuggler chief fell, shot through the leg; his two followers were over-powered and bound.
The Madagascar Bible Committee, which consists of missionaries of all denominations, have made ap- plication to their friends in this county for a larga consignment of Bibles and Testaments. Early on Wednesday morning the New River Com- pany's water main, in Park-lane, Haverstock Hilli burst, and such an immense volume of water waa poured into the streets that a considerable amount of damage was done. The roadway was torn up for several yards, and the tunnel at Haverstook Hill, on the Midland Railway, was flooded to a depth of four feet. Traffic was for a considerable time suspended. A movement is on foot to establish a Working Men's Home at Dorchester on temperance prin- ciples, as a memorial of the late General Stewart. Mr. Gladstone's speech in asking for the credit of 211,000,000 was telegraphed to Rome in full. A more remarkable proof of the interest attached to it could scarcely have been given, for in that country a foreign telegram of even a couple of hundred worda only is looked upon as one of great length. Fourteen miners arrived at Denaby colliery at a late hour on Tuesday night to take the place of the men on strike. One hundred policemen were present to protect them, but thousands of persons assembled who jeered and groaned at the so-called "bla sheep. There was great excitement during th, night, and on Wednesday the men were induced by the unionists to leave. t
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