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THE TIMES, WEDSESDAY AUGUST 29, 1888. D UBLIN HOBSE AND SHEEP SHOW, DUBLIN, Axro. 28. ' ffpnTfftTimmmflrhorg6'afld sheep tkaW of the bvallbublim Sociells'ohe df the greatest exhibi - ' Sonsloi. thd'iind held anywhere. Its importance )Sm .nnderstood when it is stated that close fan. Idbo horse niake iheir appearance at it Hnd the interest in it is enhanced by the fact RMt almost all these, hae been bred in Ireland ffiSe chief feature of the show has always been She collection of hunting horses. It is. a, great - mart as well as a show, and many hundreds o: linn mill V "K uou uuloaiu uuuu eoivvir iere for the approaching season's sport rnnters which have been not only bred one fetir. trained and effected in Ireland. It as well known that the fcfeeding of first - class hunting horses has been declining" in England, and the Emerald Isle.is becoming more and more be breeding ground for honres?aif well as cattle for England, j Tha shoitf vUch onenedt ito - day in the society gamous rJremises at BaUsbridge, is the largest that has eVex be'enheld, andis.in some reroects the best." He actualnumber of entries of horses exceeds l,060,,bni ai ew animals comrete in two classes. There;are 16 thorough bred stallions calculated to, get weightrcarrying innters. 13 thoroughbred mates in foal, 17 .thoroughbred yearlings, jmares.calculated to - .reduce weieht - carrvinff hunters, no .fewer than 363 adult hunters, 287 young untrained hunting horses. 102 ladies' horses and cobs, 76 ponies. 126 harness ' horse's and 30 hackney horsed shown in. driving cars. Taken as a whole, the display of horses is of high merit, although in.most of the classesthere have been particularranimals of a more outstanding character, than anyappearing 'in them" at this time. Still, on thewhole, the Irish hunters well maintain their high repute for strength, manners, and action. The weight - carrying hunters are more numerous than nsuali and there are - many very, promising young horses likelv to mae adnirahle hunters. In the class .of 16. thoroughbred stallions calculated to get weight - carrying hunters there are several well - knowtt horses of .sound - merit. The first prize wenfc,to Mr. Davis: Cdurtown. for the well - made active 13 - year - old bay stallion Heart of Oak, bred by Mr. H. Waring, got by King of the Forest out of the Stockwell mare Penelope Plotwell. Mr Cassidy, Mon - astereyen, had a good second in his good - looking six - year - old bay stallion Adriatic, by Ben Battle out of Tieste) by Plum Pudding. Mr PAllin'a' useful nine - vear - old brown. stallion Branxholme. by Brown Bread, bred? in Salop, well earned the third ticket. As usual, special interest centred in the class of hunters over five years and able" to carry 15s t. There are no J fewer than 67 entries in this fine class, but unfortunately, three or four of the best horses selected for prizes failed to pass the veterinary examination. The first prize ultimately fell to Mr.jT. M'Mahon, Castleblayney, for . Huntsman, a'well made and useful looking five - year - old bay, bred by Mr. Kilroy, county Boscbmmon, and got by "Will Scarlett, by Tom Steele. The secondjand - third prizes went to Mr. Thomson, Newry, for a pair of neat, well - pro - Eortioned, well - trained hunters - ; the second, red by - thelEarl of Londesborough, and got by Hlustrissimus ; and the third. of unknown breeding. In a very large .class of hunters, over five years, and to carry from 12st. to 13st. 71b., the tirst prize went to Mr. E. M'Donald, Ashtown, for Fountain Abbey, a very good:bay gelding, of unknown breeding. Mr. T. Donovan, Cork, had a capital second m Blackrock, a hardy, well - trained gray gelding, by Lord Hastings out of & Victor mare. Mr. E. Mitchell's third, a handsome chestnut gelding, was got by Brown Prince out of Polly, by Monarch of the Glen. The four - year - old hunting fillies up: to IRELAND. 3 Last. - 71b. .are not a large class, but very cood. the first prize gome to Mr. .Donovan lor ritrht trood starriri of a bav mare bv Soeculation Lord Bathdonnell and Mr. T. M'Mahon followed closely - with two very good mares, the former's bv Eevenge and the hitter's by Lingerer. Pour - vear - old geldings up to 13st. 71b. are also very good. Mr. JE. "SrDonald taking the firs with Statesman, a. well - formed bay gelding by Lord Gough. Mr. JR. Uody, county JUlfcenny, took the second place with tramester, a capita. bay brown by Gamebird, a grandson of the famous Birdcatcher. Mrl T. M'Mahon was firs in the .lighter class: of four - year - old hunting fillies, Mr. T. Donovan being second. Younger hunting horses, as Well as the ladies horses cobs, and ponie3 made a creditable display. There are still many prizes to be awarded for horses to - morrow, including the special cups. The display ol sheep was quite the best ever seen in Ireland. The Border Leicester, Eos common, Lincoln, and (Shropshire breeds are all well represented. Mr. 'Harrison, of Under - ark, Yorkshire, took all the leading prizes for eicester with his very fine sheep that were at the Royal and other important English Shows this year. Among Border Leicesters the chief winners wore Viscount de Vesci,theHon.Somerset Ward, and Mr. Matthew Franks. Mr. "W. Cotton and Mr. J. Roberts divided honours for Eos - common sheep ; and for Lincolns the leading winners wore Mr. JtC. iteynell, mr. K. iroe, Mr, "Going, and Mr. Farnan. The capital display of Shropshire sheep was the best feature of this took tho. lion's share of the prizes with a lot ox very choice bhropshires of true character and quality. The other winnerjewere Mr. E.. Barter, the Marquis of Headfort,, the Earl of Longford, tho Hon. Somerset Ward, and Miss Eosdi of Mullaghmore. - There was a very.' large attendance, including many hunting, men from i&giana. . DUBLIN, Arp. 28. A meeting of tee central branch of the Irish National League was held to - day at their offices; Upper 6ack - ViUe - sfcreet. Mr. David. 8heehy M .P., presided. Mr. Harringtohi MJP., slated that fthe receipts since the last meeting amounted to 9$ 'ioa.j while 223 was granted fcrevicted tenants.) HellcWerved that the sub scriptions at the present 'time "were: lower than for some years. It was probably due to the fact that they were very near the terminatifin Of their; year, - when the branches would renew their subscriptions. He supposed it was also duetto some extent, jto the fact that the people largely contributed to the Darnell Defence Fund; .,Th.??iaInnaa sald.tbe arrests of Mr. John Bedmond, Mr. WiUianrEedmond, Mr.c Walsh, and Father Kennedy came with surprise on them. The Crimes Act had now been in operation many months, and as the measure had been a failure it wan thought that Mr. Balfour would have no more to do with fcoercion. The Messrs. Redmond, Father . Kennedy, and Mr. Walsh were arrested because they approved) of the manly fight at Sammers's fort. He dared say there was not!one in the room TThO did not anhrnvn nf that fiffhtl (Cheers. i So lonET &S Fathp.r Ifemi tnui in traol uia landlord Vould get no rent. The fact that thathonoured clorey - man was m eaol would. lndeed.'Dut all ideas 01 a settle ment out of the heads of - the tenants. It was marvellous that 43; Upper "(VConnell' - street had not up to the present attracted the attention of Mr. Balfour, for they said nothing in the country that the; did ."not say in that room. The fact of certain branches escaping was regarded by them as a slur. It almost indicated that they were not doing their, duty. Those branches, on the other hand, that had been suntiressed boasted! of the attentions of the Government. It Jhey were challenged, it would be for the people of I Ireland to show the Government the contemot with which thev regarded the Crimes Act. They would .make it mauif est, if arrests continued, that Mr. Balfour could not sunnress thewhole country. (Cheers.V S , Mr. .Howard Harnnzton: said they defied all the power of the. British Government. Begarding the statement that the subscriptions were falling off, he prophesied that on this 'day fortnight as decent 'a sum wooiu do recoruea as was summed ..to me xjeaeue during the same time for a fong time past., (Hear, hear.) He was going to Kerry, where he would investi gate some of the horrible murders that had recently been committed in that county. He would try fand see whether any of those - outrages which had! stained the Irish cause could be attributed Ito the landlord tjartv. (Cheers.) : J j Mr. T. D. Sullivan. M.P said the arrests' of Father Kennedy, Mr. Walsh, and heMssrs. Bedmond Bhowed that Mr. Balfour's work was only beginning.' (Cheers.) There had been manv members of Parliament re cent lv in prison, and he thought they were almost numerous enough to form a criminal club with the title of , ay. ane Touamore uiub.". augnter.) A nauour medal could, be also struck, tol .be worn by those of their eountrvmen who had been , inmrisoned under i the Crimes Act. The. weather was very badS at present! and if the harvest was & failure he would remind the people of hoW' they had acted in the days of the Land League. The farmers should see beforthey paid their rents that their families "did not suffer, i ' Mr. Edmund Leamv, M.P..S Baid there was as bold a spirit in the menwho defended,' Sommers's fort as in those who fought and I died on Vinejfar - hill In '98. If tha Hi Government thbnirht that by lmprASomng tnejJaessrs.lliedmond they would will produce and how thecongregation will interpret their priest's appeal. COBK, Aug. 28. Mr. iW. j. Lane, M.P41 has been presented with an Illuminated address and 880 sovereigns by his fellow, uitixens and fellow countrymen to mark their: apprecia tion of his political. services and their detestation of the cruel tortures .to which he was; subjected while imprisoned in Tullamore Gaol. While the testimonial was being worked up the Nationalist newspapers contained 'daily reports of the horrible cruelty and the starvation dietary by which the Prisons Board,. by direction of the Chief Secretary, hoped to ruin the constitution and break the spirit of "a - political opponent. Mr. Lane Was constantly represented aS being upon a bread and water, diet durine the ereater part of . his four weeks' incarceration. Subsequently,' at the' Ridley inquest he swore! that during the; period his horrified admirers were pouring in their guineas to ws subscription list under the impression that he was being slowly starved to death; he was all the time regaling upon such smuggled delicacies as poached eggs and roast fowl. Mr. Lane, at the conclusion. of the jpresentation, entertained his friends at luncheon. Among those present were Messrs. Hooper, MJPM MHealy, MJ., J. Deasy, M.P., P. O'Hea', MiP., Bev. Canon j 0Mahony, administrator to the Bomari Oathob'cBishop (Dr. Q Cal - laghan), Bev. Mr. fagan, Bfector of Great Cressingham, Norfolk, - Rev. Matthew Kerr, Presbyterian clergyman, and a number of Roman Catholic priests who were in - strumental'in making' the testimonial a success. Following the disloyal display at Olympia the. Queen's health was not drunk, but; instead the company dranTr with trron.. AntTinnimim the toast Of Ireland ft nation." Mr. Healy, M.P., responded. The toast of 'Ireland a Nation " was, hffsaid. one that no longer could be disposed of by a jeer or a jibe by those - who formerly were inclined to treat it as such. In those people's minds the Irish people in their aspirations for nationhood had now advanced from the category of harmless fatties to that of criminal lunatics. The Bev. Canon O'Mahony also responded.. He was, he said, sure he expressed their religious feelings as well as his own when he said they would' ardently embrace and welcome the acquisition of Home Etdo, even if it were accompanied Dy a dinunntion of Ireland's material prosperity. He was sure they would not be contentwith English rule even if the vexed land question, were settjed. If British capital flowed into the country and established factories in every town and village their passion for self - government, even in face'' of all that material PrS" perity, would be as strong as it was that day. He hoped that would be borne in mind by those wiseacres who imagined that all that was required was a settlement of the J and question. The principal evidence of activity thAV nr or env nn t.Vip nnrt nf 'the branches Of the son s body to the hospital, which jwasarriedout, while the majorV was placed in his dining room; Gordon's hands were across his chest, and he was grasping the reT0 - produced! It was taken possession of by a Constable. Witneni nniftArmnt.lv fiT.imined tha'hodv of - the major, and found that a bullet had entered the lefs collar - bone at its junction with the thorax and splmterod the bone, probably rupturing the ascending aaru. xne haemorrhage was profuse. Death was due .to haemorrhage. :in all probabifity the bullet struck the spme. He examined Gordon and found that he had d"marged the revolver into the roof, of his mouth, lacerating his brain and causing instantaneous death. The lips were blackened, nnt h? 'mnnjun was nut sinced. The cause of death; was the iniury to the brain. Police - ccnstable Alfred Mitchener, 266 V, deposed tobeing x. j i " uuuso buu seeing uuiuuu ouiwd a body lying on the steps. He removed the revolver irom his right hand. It was a six - chambered revolver, and was still loaded in three chambers. The body a y Inspector Burnby. The - Coroner said there were several letters written by Gordon Horace Hare, in which he 'had asked his friends for pecuniary assistance, and in one a gentleman connected with the Indian tea trade had informed Gordon that he could not recom mend him for an . anDoihtment " owinc to his past career. Proceeding to suni up the case, he said the only gleam of satisfaction !to be obtained Ffrom this awful tragedy was the fact that bv committing suicide Gordon Horace Hare had spared his mother and other relatives the painful ordeal - of appearing against him on a charge of murder, for which crime he would un doubtedly have been hanefed. - The iurv returned a verdict " That the deceased, Thomas Hare, was feloniously and: wilfullv murdered bvhis son.' Gordon Horace Hare. Who afterwards committed snicide bv shooting himself with a revolver while in a state of un sound mina." - At the close of the inquiry the Coroner and jury sent Mrs. Hare a message expressing their deepest sympathies with her in her affliction. It is stated that Major Hare and his son will be buried in the same grave in Kingston Cemetery, the funeral taking place this afternoon.: men, named Frederick Cranmer, 'William Baker, and Alfred Bowles, two of whom were working in a' black smith's nlinn plno Hv. ran to thei aasistanea of the). aeronauts, the balloon now plunging and swaying about! in the most violent manner., Mr. Simmons called to! them to catch hold of the trail rope, which' is a rope suspended from the balloon for the purpose ofenablingj bystanders, when a descent is being effected, to assist in! bringing the balloon to a standstill. The balloon then! bumned against the pro and. and the men made a rush for the rope and the car, but they failed to - lay hold of j either; and it ascended some 40ft. or. 50ft. The occupants of the car were as yet uninjured,but their frantic j snouts co we men to nold on tne next ume xne oaiioon; touched showed that Jthey were fully aware of the! perilous nature of their Dosition. The men below hadi not long to wait, as with a desperate plunge the balloon; once more struck the ground.! The would - be rescuers; rushed to the car. and " catchinior hold of the sides tried; with aU their strength to hold fast the baUoon. Fori a moment or two they succeeded, but the strength of 50 men was needed for the trarnose. and an instant after - ! wards the .balloon Was at - ain swinsin? no and down on I the line, like a huge kite, many feet above their heads.! The balloon struck the earth' a third time, but rose; before! the men could again' seize it, and this time on its re - ascendintrV the exmosion ocenrreid. and the torn! balloon with it3chum affreight: was precipitated into the; cornfield. By this time several other persons had! arrived on the scene, and no time was lost m rendering; assistance to the unfortunate aeronauts. All three were! unconscious. Mr. Simmons was at the bottom ol the car. and Mr. Miers and Mr. Field, with a number of bags of ; Daiiasi, were lying on tne top ol ium. Xney were all; entangled with the ropes, and, seen through, the open: network of the car they looked,. to use the words of a bystander. " like' a lot of birds in a cage.'' The unfor tunate men were with some difficulty extricated from! At 1 1 1 1 11 . 1 A . I ( A I uio wrecs, ait me ropes nayug to oe cut away; Deiore they could be got out. They were laid in. tne field,1 and every means which could be 6uzeested was' used to restore them V to consciousness. In the meantime Mr. Guttendge, a surgeon residing at Maldon, was sent for. After a lapse of about three - quarters - of an hour Mr. iField. and Mr. Miers! 9 Sr.x. BKN NBVIS QBSBRVATOBY, ATO. 28. At 37. In. 25075 23 - C90 TemperatMB. Drr Bulb. 371 371 Wet Bolb. Sec 8ai. 8U. Wind. tlon. .W. K.W. 0to& Clotut S pedes. SErt Hlrt Amount, OtolO. 10 10 For the '24 hours. 390 ; minimum. 35'9. nn No sui!ahine recorded Mist all day. Black .intra - i,.a1i. , . 1 Maximum, 5 ; night, 4. bulb, winds ; nug. enjr Bieaay, ana air saturated all dav Barometer steady. Rain hastallen mostly all dav wattr" heavily at times ; total fall, :1095m. ' 7' 59. Light, variable, westerly or northwesterly all day, force 1 to 2 tiU 4 a.m., and 0 to 1 since. . THZ TTJI23 OmCE, 2 AJt BS1D1HQ3 OT THB JOBDAS GLTCSEIOTt BAKOMETI2 COBRECTSD 70E TEMPSEATTJBB ASD BIDUCSD TO MXax evl tvttiwt .: . I L AAJiJILM AX iIBVA13 01 TWO SUSBta THK PAST TWXHTT - yoUK H0UB3. notss A3L s J9 - AUGTST 28 29. i ? ? 8 10 Inches. I 821, THE FATAL BALLOON ACCIDENT. Nowhere was the news of the death of the aeronaut Simmons received with greater surprise than at Olympia, whence he started on his fatal voyage. Begret was generally expressed, at, the untimely end of. a man who had given undoubted proofs of his courage and skill. u.nere was no very unusual incident at tne start on Monday, although the balloon ascended just 20 minutes before the advertised time. This premature ascent, which caused disappointment to a good many 'Persons National League consisted in passing of whining reso - intending to be present, was due to the fact that the lutions of sympathy to each political personage P" - "" balloon, being fully ' inflated, would have somewhat crush the spirit of Wexford theyiwere very much mis taken. - . h The intimidation' of persons for giving evidence for, the Crown in cases of . assault on the police is not con fined to the provinces," but is f requently practised in the city. An elderly man named Patrick Judge was charged before Mr. Keys, - police ! magistrate, to - day with having on Monday evening used threatening language towards prison, and passing very - strongly worded resolutions condemning Mr. Ualf our, strongly paaaea wihi buj - tives that ought to - make him shake in his shoes 11 !he was capable of being made to shake at .all bywords. In his (Canon O'Mahony's); humble opinion there was room for the passing of a series of resolutions by this powerful organization of a very dfEerent character, which would not be treated by their adversaries with the same contempt with which they now read them in the newspapers and called them absurd and idiotic resolutions. It would be possible to imitate the exclusive tactics followed towards the'people by the. enemy in tms country. He need not to be too explicit onthe sub - ject." It was a matter that ought to be commended, to the consideration of all the different portions of that organization. They could easily see what an immense resource of power they possessed that by leaving - their opponents severely alone they would soon land them and their aiders and abettors in England in a very humiliating position. This power was still in the possession of the national organization, and it was a great pity that in this 'crisis of their history it was not put into force with sternness and determination. LIMERICK,. Aug. 28. Last night about 10 30 o'clock as n. woman named Kuthpr O'Rnp.nB tcho phvr ATndfincA m I was driving along tne public road between a case in which a number of Demons were convicted at and Biddlestown - park, his own residence, iour 1 I..Z1.111C3 . INQUEST.. 1 The Portsmouth Coroner, Mr. Bramsdon, held an in quest. yesterday for the purpose of ; inquiring into the circumstances of a wife murder and suicide which bccurred.in St.'Mary's - street in theConrse of Saturday night last. The evidence adduced, was very voluminous ; but the history of the.case may be. summarily stated, The locality in which the. double tragedy was per. pctratedis one of a very questionable character. No. 70 was in the occupation, of a man named Thomas Jones, who, after serving both in the Horse Guards and the Marine Artillery, had set up as a barber after having peen invalided irom tne latter corps, two tears and a half ago he married Eliza Doherty, a woman of ill repute and of dissipated habits. They appeared to have lived together on fairly good terms until three months ago, wben they quarrelled and separated, the cause of the 'dispute being the woman's unfaithfulness. After this she appeared to have lived with an artilleryman. On tho 8th inst. husband and wife met by accident at . Land - port, when he requested her to return home with him. This "she refused to do, whereupon he struck her and. threatened her life. For the assault he was summoned v before the magistrates and bound oyer in his owu recognizances to keep the peace for a month. On Saturday last the woman was in the company of Kate Whelan, and with her went! to the.Naval and Military Arms. There - Mrs. Jones drank pretty freely, and at 10 30, under the influence of drink, she. left the publichouse, expressing her intention of 'going to her husband's house to get some clothing. This was the last time she was seen alive. At about the same time Jones was seen in the street and ordered some cheese to be sent to bis house. Some of the neighbours deposed that they "heard sounds of quarrelling about midnight, but as thitf was not unusual little importance was attached to it, Jones was accustomed o do a large amount of shaving .on Sundays, and his customers were greatly surprised to find the shop closed on the following morning. When' the af terno on arrived Without the door being opened suspicion was aroused, and on some women proceeding to the back of the premipes and .peeping through tho window, the body of the manwas seen lying on the floor. The police were communicated with, and on an entrance being gained the bodies of husband and wife - were found With their throats cut. The bed had not' 'been slept, on, and had only We maJe for one person. There were no signs of a struggle, and the medical, evidence went to show that the woman was murdered, while in a recumbent ppsition. " Dr. Morlpy stated that, the wound on.tho man's throat was selffinflicted and the conditions of the lamp, which had been extinguished, went to show yiat, it had been inflicted in the dark. The jury VftM.nt a yerdict to, tho effect' tha tho wpman; was pjf.ily muffjered by har hosband, - and, that he after - .t - At'c6iiuaitit;d suicide whtif? jp:0 Wi?t. N;!. mind, " f . ; i . the commission for assaulting the; police. Since then the people of the neighbourhood have assaulted and used threatening language,' towards her on several occasions. The .prisoner Judge is a relation' of the men who were convicted. .The magistrate observed that the woman had prosecuted several persons already for intimidation. On the previous dayhe sentenced awomauto.two months' imprisonment for using threatening language towards her. If anv case of a similar; kind was brouirht before him' again he would impose a sentence of six months' imprisonment with hard labour. He would, however, order the accused in the present instance to find bail in two 20 sureties to be of good behaviour towards the prosecutrix. The accused in, default of finding bail was ordered to be imprisoned for sixmonths. An application was made to - day on behalf of Lord Ardilaun to Mr. Justice .Gibsija for an order of attachment against Nicholas, Mary, and Margaret Noonan for having disregarded an order hi the Vice - Chancellor granting an mterlocutory injunction directing the defend ants to remove a hut which they had built upon part of his lordship's estate, near. Cong, county Mayo. - The defendants had not removed the hut, but had'made a voluminous affidavit dealing with the merits of the case, commencing with their j grandmother, and tracing' the possession of the family to the If present time. Not one statement in the affidavit was relevant to the present application, which turned entirely on a question of fact namely, whether the Vice - Chancellor's order had been obeyed or not. Lord Ardilauni had undertaken to answer in damages if the parties had any case on the merits, but they were now bound to carry out the order of the Court. p Counsel for the defendants said the granting of. the order of attachment was in the discretion of the Judge, and hence the affidavit' of merits had been made showing the position of the defendants, and that they had no other place to reside.; He vas quite willing that the motion should stand for an answering affidavit by Lord Ardilaun or his agent. Counsel read the affidavit, and submitted that, under the; circumstances, an Order of attachment should not be made., Mr. Justice Gibson said the bnly point was whether or not the Vice - Chancellor's order had been obeyed. AS a matter of fact, , it had not; and the effect' of exercising bis discretion in favour of the defendants would be to give an opportunity for successfully treating the order with contempt. He should, therefore, grant the application. At the request of counsel, his Lordship allowed the case to stand for a week, to enable the ; dbfendants to comply with the Vice - Chancellor's order: The Dublin Gazette i of this evening contains procla mations bv the Lord Lieutenant in Council nuttinsr the provisions of the .Criminal Lajf and Procedure (Ireland) Act in force within the Barony of Arklow, county Wicklow, and revoking1! the,1 jproclamation to a like effect of the 23d July,1887, respecting the Baronies of Boss, Ballynahmch, Moycullen, and" Clare, in the county of (iaiway; ana J&rris: and Tirawiey, county Mayo, but continuing them &s regards the Baronies of Aran, Athenry, Ballymoe, Clonmactnowen, Dunkellm, Dunmore - Galway, Kilconnell, Killaan, Kiltartan, Leitrim, Longford, Longhrea, and Tiaquin, in; the coun1 of Galway ; and Burrishoole, Carra, Clanmorris, Costelloe, Gallen, Kilmain, and Murrisk, in the county Mavo. The several proclamations are signed by Prince Edward of Saxe - Weimar, Lord Ashbourne (Lord ChanceUor), the Duke of Leinster, the Vice - Chancellor, and the Attorney - General. J One of the bovcotted dressmakers at Ladasheeda. county Clare, whose reason was impaired by the treat; ment tney received, is now almost restored, out says her sister is in a bad state and that they were treated most crueiiy because meyi rerusea to boycott tne police. Their doors and windows were broken, and whenever they went to walk i they were groaned at threatened. She does not know what! they will do, as thev - are in a most lamentable condition, havine no means to sustain them any longer. A correspondent of the jpailff Express states that a scene illustrative ot ,'tno state ot teeimg in some; districts of the country occurred on Sunday in the Roman Catholic Church of II Lattin, - near Limerick; Junction. Count Moore and his agent, Mr. Whittaker, are obiects of resentment because ten emergency men were brought to Kilrbss protected by police to cut down and remove the, crops of Malachy O'Neill, an! evicted tenants On Sunday morning Mri Whittaker! attended mass, and the moment he was observed - a considerable number of the jcongregation got off their, knees and left the church. At a subsequent mass the, VervBevI.P. O'Neill. P.P.. condemned their conduct.! and asked the congregation jto, leave Mr. Whittaker M himself - and he would deal satisfactorily with him in a' manner more effective - than (any transient outburst of, censure or opinion. He spoke at considerable length from the altar, in condemnation of the action of Count Moore and his agent. Count Moore, he said,' had com - ; mitted a grievous scandal in having inducted into' the quiet and peaceable! . district of Kilross a band of hirelings, English ruffians called emergency men, to. drive an. Irish .tenant farmer, from his homestead where he was born, because he did; not pay a rent wbich Was impossible. Count Moore was not present, and he would not take him by surprise, but would give him warning'and oppor - tunitv to make due public! reparation for the , great national scandal he was guilty of.' Never before in the South of Ireland, he believed, did a Catholic landed proprietor import' from England into any peaceable parish a gang of robbers, jto drag from :a helpless tenant in the name of the law the means of subsistence and to drive him to starvation and death. It was a shocking disgrace, and no explanation or defence could at all justify it. As to the agent! who.it was alleged,' led on the police to attack the pqople, - he was especially responsible for the disgrace jwhich had been' brought into their midst. Mr. iWhittaker was a member of the parish committee, but he would be a "member of it no longer. He that day struck his name off the roll of membership; because of his barefaced misconduct in driving his impoverished tenant and his family to desperation. Mr. Whittaker was also a. member of other religious confraTOinitie',Froin these, also, he might, 'in future, consider himself removed. - His further misconduct deserved no lesser punishment. Although the people under' trying circumstances preserved the peace, the conduct of this man supplied a surplus incentive to rebellion; .If, Count Moore repaired the scandal he had committed, he would, be pardoned, and if,Mr. Whittaker. exnrempid tnmiv fn'fita nnnHnH; and nrnm?Rfid not to repeat it he would be!' reinstated in the positions from which he had been removed; He implored of the vuinsKsina . not to appear on tne scene oi tnese Bcandals for fear of the roneqneocea: ;o a collision, ItrM.ii.TB U ta ecca - whal effect this altar haranguQ: Mr. George Fosbery, J; P., accompanied by James Butler, his man, Dtonenau men nn and tnrew stones at' tnem. air. rosDery was strnck on the lea. and he threatened to use his revolver if the attack were persevered in, but it - would appear that it was not. James Scanlan, an evicted farmer's son, has been arrested by j the Bathkeale police and an information" lodged by Mr. Fosbery. No reason can be assigned for the outrage. Catherine C. Murphy, of Cork, was fined at the Queenstown Crimes Court yesterday morning 40s. and 20s. costs for concealing a loaded revolver in her clothing on landing! from the steamer Catalonia from Boston. A similar fine, was imposed on another woman named Bina Tagney, of Killorglin, for a like offence. The resident magistrates refused to reduce the penalties when asked, saying the importation of firearms from America into this country was becoming a daily practice; which they were determined to The Mayor of Cork and another visiting justice visited Father Kennedy in gaol yesterday, morning. He is no w in the hospital ward recently occupied by Mr. J. C. Flynn, MiP.' The revi gentleman made no complaint of his prison treatment, but in his delicate state of health sunered mucn irom nervous excitement, ne complained of the furious manner in which he was driven from Blarney - to Cork. Father Kennedy has signified his intention, ot not weanng tne prison' ciotaesrtmiefltcom - pelled to do so by force! - ' - "t t THE MUBDER AND) SUICIDE SUBBITON. AT Yesterday Mr. Braxton' Hicks, Coroner for the King, ston Division of Surrey, held an inquiry at the Surbiton Cottage Hospital into the - circumstances attending the deaths of Major Thomas .Hare and Gordon Horace HABE, his son, at 13, St. James's - road, Surbiton', On Sunday evening last, the; details of which have already been reported in The Times. After the jury had been empanelled and sworn, they proceeded to view the body of Major Hare, which lay in his study at hs residence immediately opposite the hospital gates, and afterwards viewed the remains of the son, which were in the hospital mortuary, enclosed in an oak cofSn. The Coroner having, briefly opened the - inquiry, Maynard Hare, a banker's clerk, residing at 13, St. James's - foad, Surbiton, identified the body of Thomas Hare as that of Ms father, retired major, formerly in the Inniskillings, and afterwards in the Cape. Mounted nines, m aiso joentined .Gordon Horace' Hare as his brother, who was 33 years of age. He was of no occupation, and was the third son. In early life he went farming in America, leaving this country when he was 18. Gordon saw his father on Friday .last, at which time he was living at"33, BurlingtonBurlington - road, Bayswater.i As witness was leaving his office on Friday in London he saw his brother, who mentioned, as he had done before,that he was going to Surbiton. On Saturday he called at witnesses oflice and showed him some revolver cartridges, remarking that it was a matter of life and death ;i but he did not directly threaten his father. Witness regarded it as a kind of threat against himself. Gordon did not drink too much, but was always very excitable, especially on one subject namely, of his fancied wrongs and grievances in respect to money matters. He seemed to think that he; bad been illtreated financially, and he always thought that his friends should help him, even if they impoverished themselves. He had twice been prosecuted for ithreatening his father's life, and since the proceedings he had frequently been to the house. He was always violent in his manner.. His father and mother had given orders that he should not be admitted. Witness knew he was at an hotel in K"in. they went to! walk they were groaned at and. ston - on - Ihames on Saturdays but he did not call at the nouse. ud rnoay eveiiiug, iunever, as cauea. and tne major1 quietly walked him down the steps, telling him that he was trespassing.Gordon made 6ome remarks,but went away without offering any resistance. His father did not tell witness anything about what had passed between them. The family - always considered' that Gordon had a monomania on the subject of money He was allowed a guinea a week. He had told witness; that he was obliged to take 'sleeping draughts, and he told him on Friday that on the previous . night he had obtained sleep be taking a ! larger dose, than usual. " The chemist toldnim, he said, that if he went on like that he .would be ' obliged to have some one to look - after him. " . t Martha Hodsell, housemaid at 13, St. James's - road, stated that she knew Gordon Horace Hare,'.and had been directed not to admit him to the house. I At a quarter past 7 on Sunday evening he came to thb house and knocked at the; door. Witness looked out of the hall window, and seeing, who was there she did.not'open the dobri fie did not call but, but remained oh the tOD step i or a time tuiu ium noun auu ixiou tae uacic floor. He returned to the front 'door while witness was looking, out of.lthe window above. Major' Hare had gone to church." She did not see. Gordon under the porch, but she heard him. . After walking up and, down outside, he returned and sat on j the top; step. The major returned from church at ten minutes to 8, and witness hear4 Gordon exclaim, " Major Hare." He spoke in an angry, tone. It was Snot - very light at the time. Witness did not hear the major make any reply "and she" did not think, he looked up. . Directly afterwards she heard the report, of firearms, but no one cried out. She was running downstairs when she heard another report. Mrs. Hare, opened the door and!! witness saw; a person, whom she afterwards learned was Gordoh, lying on the top step. Dr. Coleman was there. MajorHare's body wis brought in, and witness went to Mrsi fiare who - was quite prostrated.; j ;;4 Dr." Matthew Owen Coleman; of Surbiton.'! said he, knew Major Hare personaUyj and of the differ ences between him and his son. He. saw the 'major at St.. Mark's Church on Sunday evening, and' left shortly after him. At ten minutes to 8 Witness was walking down St. James's - road from;the station, and; when opposite J No. 13 he heard the report pf a gun. ae saia, " vvnat s tuat r - .ana naa steppediinto the road wnen ne nearaa secona aiscnarge, - and saW an extended hand on the; portico. The direction of the shot was. upwards . He, ran to the gate and put his hand on it, when he; heard another report, but could see no one tor a moment, ne men saw some one fall back pn tha ton sten of the norch. and noticed Mninr interfered with the performances that were coming on in the arena if it bid remained. Simmons appeared flurried and paid great attention to testing the buoyancy of the balloon. Mr. Field, of West Brighton, who was one of his companions, had made two previous ascents with him from Olympia, and was exceedingly anxious to accompany him on a trip across .the Channel. Mr. Pulman, the secretary of the Balloon Society, who has been in the habit of superintending the inflation of the balloons used by the deceased aeronaut, maae tne ioiiowmg statement yesterday" i was pre sent at the start of. the Cosmo from Olympia yestei I commenced filling the iballoon at 1 o'clock, .and finished about half - past 3. jl put the car on myself and saw that the ballast and other necessaries were put in, J also got up on the hoop' and tested the valve, which worked in perfect order. The grapnel irons, and ropes were of the very best material, and I did not consider there was much risk in the ascent. I gave the order, to let go at about a quarter to 4, and a vry' satisfactory. ascent was made. Just before starting Simmons told me he intended to cross the North Sea if possible, the wma at tnat tune tavouring ms proposal. " oo far as the accident is concerned, it seems tome that when the grapnel first caught in a tree a gust of wind came and unfastened - it, and before Simmons could shift itsposi - tion tne car was driven violently against tne branches of another tree, and being constructed of wire netting would very likely be ripped open. If it had beeu a basket car it would have ; rebounded off. Of course, the j slightest hole in one! of the gores of the balloon itself would travel with the greatest rapidity from top x 1. .11 T ?. P i T . ft - i to .uoHujn. i was a pupu oi tne aeceasea ana maae a number of ascents with him without any mishap whatever." Simmons had had a most, adventurous career, his ballooning experience extending over about 30 years, during, which he made nearly 500 ascents, many of them under most perilous circumstances. He succeeded on three occasions in crossing to the Continent in a balloon, but he was twice rescued in the Channel when all hope seemed . to have gone. In 1875 he ascended from Cremorne Gardens with De Groof, the Belgian " flying man." When the balloon had reached a considerable altitude De Groof endeavoured to descend by means of a parachute jof hy own invention, but to tup horror of . the spectators he was literally dashed to Eieces in the streets, In 18S0 Simmons took part in a alloon competition with; a number of other well; known . aeronauts. A representative of one of the London ' daily papers' acc"dmpanied - each'balloon. The competitors started from various points in the neighbourhood of London, and Simmons on this occasion descended at Widdington, in Essex. Two years later, in March, 1882, the deceased, accompanied by Colonel Brine, of the Boyal Engineers, ascended from. Canterbury With the intention of crossing to France. Jne car .consisted of a square basket with two seats, and, in addition to provisions and life - saving apparatus, several carrier pigeons - were included in the freight. Th& start, which was witnessed by an immense assembly of spectators, 'was not altogether favour - 1 able ; but after a time; the balloon got well under way, and proceeded in the direction of Dover. The adventurers passed over Shakespeare's Cliff at an elevation of only 500ft., but all went well until the balloon was a distance of five miles from land. Here the wind dropped, and - f or a timo the balloon remained stationary. Presently the wind backed to the south - west, and to the alarm of the aeronauts they found they were slowly arming towards tne jNortn bea. Alter an earnest consultation it was decided to drop into the Channel. The two men donned their cork jackets and' the descent was made. The car struck the water with such violence that Colonel Brine had a narrow escape trom being precipitated into tne sea. Alter remaining in the utmost danger for a while Simmons and his Com1 - panion were rescued by the steam packet Foam" and taken to Dover, where they were received with great enthusiasm. While they were drifting about the Channel they signalled to several passing ships but were answered with cheers, the crews evidently misunderstandingmisunderstanding - the danger in , which the occupants of the balloon were placed. In the same month Colonel Burnaby successfully crossed the Channel in a balloon The most sensational assent that Simmons ever made took place in June, 1882, at Maldon, in the vicinity of the spot at which he met with his death. On that occasion it was intended that Sir Claude de Crespigny, bis sister, miss ae urespigny, and a representative of the Press .should be passengers m the balloon. Owing to tne strength ot the mod, however, Simmons thought it would be unwise that more than one. person should accompany him, and Sir Claude was selected as nis tellow - voyager. .Before the balloon rose a gust of wind dashed the car against a recovered their senses, but all efforts to restore Mr. Simmons were (unavailing. ;Mr. Gutteridge auicklv arrivea on tne scene, ana at once saw tnat JUr, Simmons s case was hopeless, as the base of his skull was 'fractured. He was moved to an adioinin? Vioofrtnnoa 1tot4: vtr ' A 1 A Tmiow Vn4 AZ.Jt ' out having recovered consciousness. The accident took place at 10 minutes past 5. Mr. Field and Mr, izuersiwere converea ,to maiaon. oome aimcuity was experienced m fitting I up a vehicle so as to carrvthe former, who is suffering from; a fractured thigh and a broken leg, with the least amount of inconvenience and rain. Mr. ,lneld. is over bit. 4m m heiwh i but by the use of " some boards and ropes; an omnibus was made into a temporary ambulance1 wagon, and the loumey effected with as much ease to the injured man as was possible under the circum stances. ;Mr. Miers,.1 who escaped with sound limbs,: though naturally much affected bv the shock, wax cnn.' veyed to Maldon in a lour - wneeled chaise. Thev were both conveyed to private houses. Mr.' Field beim?; .0)J T nr ci i. ait i i i ouutucu aKuuuuuuauuu ujr iu.is. uiBw orb, ouvesireeJ,; and Mr. Miers finding a resting - place at the residence! of Mrs. iEiddick, Market - hilL; The balloon car and grappling iron were taken to - a shed at the blacksmith's ? : n i . i i . i , lurgu, i.mu grappimg irgu anu rope Demg aetacnea irom the tree by a sailor, .who climbed up the roDe and rot mvw . wuw tMHuvuw vi huo wsg. Ana nana ui luh accident soon spread and a "number of neonle cams' overfrom Maldon to view the scene. In the corn - ! field Jwhere the car dropped after the explosion there! la 2a u.i tLi iiiiiriiiiiLiji nil Miniiiiv VMiniiH innvinrr rna iorce oi tne i.au. several nrancnes ot tne elm tree were; torn away by the erabDlinir iron before it became. fixed! " The grappling irope was 98ft. lone and the weight of the hook 601b. Last evening Mr. Field was nrosressinff as favourable 1J t v.i ir. . as tuuiu ut uiueuieu. iuuu uir. miers aoes not aDnear ta i j .ui. L . . ' . usyb escapeu, bu eusny as aij iirsi seemea to be tag case.; . He has received an internal injury of some sort' though its nature cannot vet be ascertained. He wak visited yesterday by a London physician and several of ms trienas. Mr.i Field's account of the accident is a very brief one. lie says they followed the direction of the Great : l . i.nv.i e a i? i . ' iuuiiuu luiiiu ;iius . w vueiuisiDiu iar some uistance,' and afterwards, got in another current which took theirj nearer to the coast! Mr. Simmons, on sighting the coast,: suggested anchoring for the night. Thev camd down in the usual way, - and threw out the grappling iron in a oariev neio. xne iron dragged across the field! (and fouled the - J tree. The balloon tugged and strained at the rope, and all the time - it. was iumnintr , ir. . . ... . .. .. ... O aDOuti nrst at one neignc ana tnen at anotner. Ma palled at the valve lino as long: as ho could with Mr; bimmbns until he found his power to hold it getting less and less, - and then he let go. The balloon struck the earth several times. He 'did not remember any more uniii - co.iouna nimseu lying in tne neid. S20. '819. SIS. 317. 1 1 It 2 - 8 8 10 M. 2 ! Ron Rises. , J ' 1 ' ' ' ' i I " T 1 1 I I I r - - . : . - j ; " V MM hm it 1 : ' - - EEEE - - . : ; r ' : " ' " L I J l l i i i i i i i i i i i L29 - 7 L23S L295 If one. ' " i i i. . f San I Sets 2 4 6 8 10'N 2 4 6 8 10 M, 2 A.M. p.jr Sunshine U recorded by' a Jordan's 'PhotocraDhic I?prnri!.r t tensity Tiries with the thickness of the line. Broken ihint .. fntermittent sunshine. T - arpsaATDiut and Htoeometmo Cokdittow ovm Aik is London. August 2J3 29. Honrs or Obser vation. Noon.. 9 p.m... 2a.m... Temperatnre. Air. Derees. 55 52 Dew Point. Degrees. 53 49 Tension of Voponr. WeiiAtof Vapour in 10 cubic feet of ir. Inches. 482 403 3 - 18 Grains. 54 45 40 Airfner I 1U CUhiJ fectj. Grains. 6 S 4 tl'On. 100). Per Cent SO 90 91 THE WEATHER. METEOROLOGICAL EEPORTS. Weatiieb Chaet, Tuesdat, Aua. 28, 6 p.m. T the top step of . the porch, and noticed Major. Bare lying on. the second or third step; with his head 'towards the door. He was on his left side. Witness" called Police " and sent for other help, and examined Major Hare, who was 'gasping and quite unconscious. He died.' soon afterwards. He had a wound on his neck; He went up the steps, and J seeing that the other 't body was - still;, he, knoeked at thp dopr. He: found that Gordp) Horace; wall and severely crushed a, labourer engaged m helping the aeronauts to ascend. Sir Claude de Cres - Eigny was also thrown out of the . car and had his leg roken in several placbs" by the concussion. Simmons was severely shaken, but the balloon successfully rose, and a few minutes later, hearing the sound of breakers, the voyager concluded that. he was going in the direction of the - sea. This surmise proved to be correct, and Simmons eventually descended near Calais. The following year Sir Claude de Crespigny, in no wise deterred by his previous mishap, ascended from Maldon with Simmons, and after passing over the North Sea the travellers made a successful descent in the vicinity of Flushing. In September, 1882, Simmons crossed from Hastings to Cherbourg' without accident. In June of last year he niade an ascent from Preston, crossed the Irish Sea, and descended safely about seven miles inland from Kingstown. Simmpns had made ascents in India, Egypt, and the United States in addition to those made in this country, and there is prohably no living man who has had such experience as his in aerial voyages. . . ' The cause of the accident rthe balloon Cosmo on Monday is as yet unknown. But for the balloon bursting there is little doubt that a safe landing would have been effected, though the grappling, iron Lad caught, in the topmost branches of a high elm tree. Eje - wjtnesses of the accident state that the balloon biurst ' with a loud report ; in fact, a gentleman living a mile from the scene of the fatality states that he distinctly heard the . sound, though h'e was all that' distance away from the 6pot. This matter will doubtless be made the subject of scientific investigation, as instances of balloons suddenly bursting at Sie termination - of a voyase are almost unknown. Very often1 when close to ..the ground the envelope of a balloon will get torn, by coming in contact with the branches of a tree or some other obstacle, but, as a rule,nothing'worse happens than that the tear gradually spreads up the. side and allows the gas to escape with sufficient slowness to permit of an easy and safe landing. In the case of the Cosmo the explosion literally tore the balloon into shreds when it was at a height of 'Bome - 50ft., precipitating the occupants to tho ground with great violence. In fact, in the words of an eyewitness, "it fell like a stone." - The fabric of the balloon was of the ordinary silken material, which is specially woven for balloon purposes, but instead of a coating of varnish it was covered with an indiarubber composition. The car, too, was of a different construction to thosd generally used. Instead of being made of wicker - work it was composed of stout wire ings, and as on striking the ground this arrangement naturally collapsed, the inmates were deprived of - that' protection which a stronger wicker - work basket would afford under similar circumstances.: The; balloon fell in a barley - field at Dlting, a bleak spot about , a mile and a half from Wickham Station, on the Great Easterp Railway, and gome three or four miles from Maldon. Divided; by narrow roadway is another field, on the edge of which are four elm trees, in a line, about 20 or 30 yards apart from each other,ahd it was in the rtall est of these that the grapnel iron caught after ploughing through the. first cornfield for some distance. . Mr. Simmons appears to have opened the valve with the object of avoiding the trees, bat it was then too late, as, although tho balloon got past safely, the next moment the jspnel had catuftt in the upper' branches. ' Three To '. TH l" 6 yA ' ; Wi w, blight 52' fi ' ymmf; 'sxi 4 "' ' ! "S.6 - Wufh - 7f Ttaln ' A 55 - i 29T $?f ) - SiM JiomspAn YhyZ, j Minimum Temperature 514 c? I Maximum Temperatnre - 62dcc; . . , - . ExpUnation. The Dew Point is Obtained directlr hv thn n. . n;n. - . ii meter. X The Hrzrometris Tkliiea nroniininfi v. . GlaisherYHrgrometrie Tabled " The "DrTinir Popr" nf tho ...,. i ' 10 cubic feet t air .ffli ,M.Tf .I'lff?., obserrtion. mo .umoiw. The HomiditV Of thn Wr fsntnratlnn trwii . ... 'l known as " ReUUre Ilnmi dft;7 ' - Explanation of the Chart. In the above chart the dotted lines are " isobars" or lines of equal D&rqmetncai pressure, tne Tames which they Indicate being given In figures at the end. thusf - 30"4. The crossed line shows .the apparent movements of the centre of disturbance. The shads temneratnra fa Siren In neures for , several places on the coast, and the weather is recorded in words. The arrows fly with the wind, the force of which is shown by the number of barbs and feathers, thus : V. Hint : ' fresh or strong ; V, a gale : . a rioient cale : ffl shtnt - nes cairn. The state of the sea is noted in capital letters. The de. notes the various stations. Remarks (8 30 p.m.). The weather to - day has been fair over.Scotland as a whole, very unsettled and rainy over England and the greater part of Ireland. The general distribution of pressure has been throughout favourable for south westerly winds; over the British Islands and their neigh bourhood ; but the development of .a secondary depres sion off our south - western coasts, and a great increase in its intensity as it moved north - eastwards over, England, has! caused a great deal of rain, at the English and Irish. stations, and a considerable increase in the force of the wind over the Channel, i At 6 p.m. to - day pressure was highest, 3010in. andi more, over the south - west of France and the north of Spain ; lowest, 29 'Sin. and less, over the north of Scotland, and also in the secondary de pression lying over central England. Gradients were steep for westerly winds over the Channel, slight in the north. Baromet er was rising decidedly in .the west and south - west. Temperature was highest, 84deg., at Lisbon, 71deg. at Bisrritz, iS8deg. at Paris, 63deg. at Jersey and the Helder," 62deg. at Stockholm, and 61deg. in London ; lowest, 53eg at Holyhead, 62deg. at Sumburgh Head, 53degf at York; and 54deg. at Shields. It had not changed yery much during the day, except: at Lisbon, where it had risen 16deg. Wind was light and variable from west and south - west in 'the north of bur islands, strong from south - south - west on our southern and south - eastern coasts, and blew a moderate gale from the north - westward at the mouth of the Channel. A fresh gale from north - west prevailed at ScQIy.from 3 p.m. to p.'m. Weather was fine and bright in the northaind east of Scotland and the north - east of Ireland, cloudy and unsettled elsewhere, with rain in almost all parts of England. In Loqdori" 0'77in. of rain fell between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sea was rough in the Channel and on , the extreme western 'coasts of our islands, moderate; in the far north, smooth at Holyhead. As the depression now ying over England; moves to tho north - eastward it will probably .fill up' ; and as no further gale is probable in the Channel the cone hoisted this afternoon has been owered again to - night. P0BECAST3 OT WEATHER JOB WED1TE3 DAT, ATJO. 29 " (ISSUED AT 8 30 P.M. 05 THE PREVIOUS DAT). 0. ScoTtASp, N. Westerly or north - westerly winds, . light or moderate ; some showers, colder. 1. Scotland, E. Same as No. 0. 2. EnolaKd, NiE. North - westerly breezes, moderate ; cold, and perhaps showery to fair. 1 3. Enoland, E. Same as No. 2. ,4. MlDLAITD COUKTTJBSi - ie as No. 5. ;5. England. S. (Lbnddn. and 3hanneI). - - North - westerjy.and westerly winds, .rnoderate ; cold at first, but weather improving, v 6. Scotland, W. Westerly to south - westerly winds ; fair as a wholo ; warmer. . . . 7. EhglAnd, N.W. (and N. Wales). Same as No. 6. 8; Englakd, S.W. (and S. Wales)t Same as No..6. 9. Ireland, N. - r - South - westerly breezes, freshening ; fair to showery. 10. Ibxlakd, S. - rSame as No. 9. Warnings. None issued. - n' 117 By order.4 EOBEBT H; SCOTT Secretary .Yesterday there passed, over tho southern half o England one of those peculiar depressions which occur at somewhat irregular intervals daring th 1,! of what may be termed tho"" south - westerly type " of .pressure distribution; oyer the British Islands." Pot about two days the barometer" had been high over Spain and France and low off the north - western coast of bcotland. - the gradient between these widely senaratcd regions being somewhat steep, and changing very littla from hour to hour. Our western and northern counties had been receiving "a good deal of rain, whUe in tho South we - had experienced only misty showers at irregular, intervals separated by bright sunshine. These conditions stiU held on Monday evening, and even on Tuesday morning when in Scotland the barometer was rising and the weather was fine - 7 - there was only a very shallow secondary " swirl," with its centre off the south of Ireland. Rainy weather had set in, however, over all the southern parts of the United Kingdom, the fall in London being of a very fine, close, misty character, emanating from a dense pallium of strato - ; nimbus cloud which was moying quickly from the southward. During the day the disturbance grew mud deeper as it drifted eastwards towards the western counties of England. The - southerly and south - westerly winds increased in strength over the Channel and the adjacent parts of England and France, and in the afternoon the rainfall in London developed into a steady downpour, not of large but of moderate and closely - packed drops, which at times fell very thickly. The barometer was then falling fast, and under the' circumstances the Meteorological Office deemed it advisable to " warn " the stations in - the English - Channel and at the mouth of the Thames of what was taking place. In London three - quarters of an inch of rain had fallen by 6 p.m.t at which time the centre of the disturbance (as will be seen on referring to the chart in to - day's impression) lay over our west midland counties, and was apparently moving in a north - easterly direction. The behaviour of the barometer has been. somewhat peculiar. It will be seen by referring tolthe curve of the glycerine column at this office that there was no alteration until after 8 aan., when a decided fall set in and continued steadily till 8 p.m. The change then became less regular, but the - continuation of the fall after the centre of the disturbance had passed to the north - eastward points to some local complication which may retard for a brief time the improvement in tho weather to which the.forecasts of last evening seem to point. The disturbance is of a.type similar to that of October 30, 1887, but is of less intensity, and tools' a rather more northerly course than the earlier system. An Ilfracombe telegram last night says : A dreadful eale is raeine alone the North: Devon coast, ftn.n h fallen during the greater part of the. day, and aboutS a'aTaaL - 4V1ya. nrirtA ffn4?An1 Aah . I. xt i . num ouuuujij .icn vu. uity uurui - wesu a lid blew with the force of a hurricane. The steamer Waverley left for Bristol shortly before th m.e, han. and great anxiety was felt for the safety of the steamer Velindra. from Clovelly, with excursionists, but she arrived about 30 minutes late, after a fearfnl nassaye. Reports from all parts of the larea area nvpr irhiffk rain fell yesterday show that mucn damage has been done to the crons. Harvest nmwctj are extremely bad. The river Derwent rose some feet in the course of. a few minutes, and the Witham. flooded the low - lying fields adjoining its banks. BERLIN, Aua. 28. Clearer to - dav. - with - smith. westerly breeze. Temperature at - noon. 21ldei? (R6aumur). Barometer, 762 - 2mm. . VIENNA, AUG. 28. A fine - warm day Thermometer at noon, 20deg. (Reaumur). Barometer. 746mm. Double Execution' at Birmingham. Testers. day morning George N. Daniels, aged 29, a stationer's porter, and Harry: B. Jones, aged 25, a mechanic, were nanzed in the Birmingham Prison. Daniels. who was a native of Worcester, was a widower, and for a couple of years had been courting Kmma Hastinzs. the daughter of the landlord of the Golden Elephant beerhouse in Castle - street. Birmingham. On the 14th of April ho entered, a room in which' the young woman was seated and fired at her twice with a revolver, fatally wounding her. There had been.no quarrel, but Daniels was said to have been drinking heavily, and to have been jealous. In tho case of Jones, he had. for some years lodged at the house of ' a man named Harris,, at Aston, and became enamoured of Mrs.: Harris, who, however, denied that she had given him any encouragements Harris waa frequently from home, and on June 11 returned unexpectedly. Jones was then told by - Mrs.Harris that ho would nave to live eisewnere. Tnree days later Jones went to the houso and shot at Mr. Harris, his wifo. and a young child, while he attacked an infantas it lay in bed and dealt it a. blow on the head with tho end of his revolver) causing its death. All the Harris's" were . wounded and were for some time' in ,tho hospital. Both men since their conviction have paid great attention to tne ministrations of the chanlain of the prison, and both expressed deep sorrow for the crimei they Jiad committed. Berry was the executioner and he allowed a drop of 6ft. to Daniels and Bin. mow. to Jones, who was the' lighter man' of tho two. Tho men showed fortitude as thev were nlaccd on tW scaffold, and tho bolt was drawn as they were exclaim - ing' iLord have mercy upon hid !" and " Gal save iny soull" A cowd of about 5.000 persons acmbled front of the prison, but dispersal when the black Vflas was npistea. une last cxccction at the liirminsbam Prison waa in 1885. " y

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