The Exeter Flying Post or, Trewman's Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser from Exeter, Devon, England on September 20, 1889 · 1
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The Exeter Flying Post or, Trewman's Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser from Exeter, Devon, England · 1

Exeter, Devon, England
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Friday, September 20, 1889
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a as a T. A R G 3 CIEC17L4TIG1 "BHE THIS JOURNAL HALFPENNY PA; IN ENGLAND. THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF THB WTSM OOUBTLSS 4 TEBWMAFS EXETER FLYING POST.' :(EstablisIxeel 1763 J EXETER: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1889 b Half-penny. Yea. CXXVIL $o 6,965 x mt m h I hi 3r us iHf ' m . m m y m m vm m m m m vm km -m hwlj itss n M ; 1 m IK W F W IS Im la ' JLLJi-M',ril 1 11 WHIGM IB lJNUUJtUJSAliSJL XJ&JB jsi-jsixaa fUiAxw jtvo-x ..-.,.- - SPIRIT OP THE PRESS. THE RE-ELECTION OF MINISTERS OF THE CROWN. It U evident, in short, that Mr. Chaplin will be practically compelled to fight ns hard to retain hi3 petition as if, instead of being a Member of Parliament of long standing md a man of sufficient political distinction to be invited to enter a Cabinet, ho had yet to win his spins as an untried candidate for Parliamentary honours. Surely it is t:me,says the" Telegraph, "that this useless and vexatious tax, f.r it is nothing better, upon the aeceptanca of Ministerial office should be repealed. Wnat conceivable purpose of public utility is served nowadays by compelling the recipient of an "office of profit under the Crown " to subnet his appointment to the approval of Ms constituents ? Time was, we all know, wh'-n the phrose "an office of profit under -the frown" wm 1 a too well-known description of the p-: of a member's politics! independence, :md when there was good reason for requiiing his acceptance of it to receive the ratification of those electors whose in'erests he might be corruptly bartering uwav. But those were the days when jobs were plentiful, when Ministerial bribery was one of the recognised means of carrying on the work of Government, and when the facilities for bringing Dublic cpinion to bear upon the briber or the bribed were scanty, if not altogether lacking. In the present day tha whole set of these conditions is absolutely changed. No Minister would dure to offer, no member would venture to accept, ollie.o as a reward for the violation of his Parliamentary trust ; and if any suh corrupt and immoral bargain wero concludad, the parties to it W3uld not have to wait for the censure of an electoral soastituency. They would be exposed and condemned by public opinion, and probably visited with Parliamentary cmsuro before any body of Slectors had time to pronounce judgment on the A NATIONAL PART"! AND ITS PRINCIPLES. It is perfectly clear that when the time arrives for the fusion of Conservative Unionists and Liberal Unionists, the terms Conservative and Tory, Liberal and Radical, will have to be dropped and disappear. In what proiwrlions the newly-christened Party will be Conservative am! Libeial, it would be ns useless aa it would be indivUious to inquire. The really interesting and practical question to ask is, What will have to be the leading principles on which this New Party will repose. It seems to the "Standard" that they have to bo four in number. The first principle will be, not a superstitious, but a leverential and reasonable regard to the organisation of society, as handed down by many gen-irations, and the natural growth of the continuous life of the nation itself. In reasonable reverence forthis living organism wouldof course be included reverence for the foundations of the Constitution. The next principle which the members of the National party would have to uphold in common would be that unity of the Realm for which Unionists of all shades of political opinion have been doing battle for the last three yeira, and are sti!! fighting stubbornly and stoutly. The third principle is pride in the British Empire as an Empire, the cultivation and defence of the Imperial sentiment, whereby all the various membeis of the Empire niiy be more closely knit together by a feeling of common interest, common glory, common origin, and common purposes. A fourth principle has still to be Darned a principle fully as important as any of the other three. That principle is expressed by the subordination of all party rivalries, of all class jealousies to the business and duty of promoting the material, intellectual, and moral welfare of the people of the United Kingdom. Instead of asking itself, as every party bus only too often done in the past, what political cry would best promote its own interest, and would most grievously embarrass its opponents, the new National Party would brush all such idle and selfish considerations aside, and only ask itself whit useful and practical measures would benefit one portion of thecommunity without injuring or robbing any other portion of the community ; what measures will, in a word, prove of advantage to the whole Commonwealth by adding health, strength, and Sapaeity to one or other ot its members. THE LAN CAS HIKE PLATE. The fifth and last of the new fashioned prizis which have been introduced into the programmes of so many race meetings will b9 ruofor at Manchester to-morrow, and the exp-ctation evidently is that the Duke of Portland, who has up to the present time won all the tour run lor at Leicester, h.emnton, New market, and Sundown, will crown the edifice bT securingthefifthwithDonovan.whohashimsoif taken uu r u. ii v- -n - , DenMs ! have been expressed- and not altos-ether without! reason remarks the " L):iilv News." as to whether I these new prizes,so expensive for sub-cribers to them, ' would continue to obtiin the required number of : entries ; but it must be admitted that, so far. at all events, there is no bign ot their declining in popularity, a- the nominations for the race to be run at llachesttr two years hence have just closed, the total being linger that ever before. There is this much to be said in their favour, that their value is sufficiently great to make it worth the while of thoas who own g-'od horses engaged in them to send them to the post, irrespective of all better consider,!- : tions, the truth of the matter being that the sub- i scriptions taken by the diifVrent owners foim. as it j were, a sort of co-ewntivo beltine fund paid over, to the winner. It need hardly be said that were all i these valuable stakes to be won season after season I by one owner, the effect would be very discnurnging ; but there is little prospect of the Duke of Portland's j marvellous luck being enjoyed cither by Mm or by any other owner ot horses for Bome time to come. THE FRENCH ELECTIONS. The "Tiraoi" thus sums up the alternatives of tha French elections. On the one hand they areoffered government, not perhaps of a very perfect kind, not so interesting or so brilliant or so intelligent as Jiugni oe conceived, tint RtiU government winch does j Indian subjects in Madras were being governed with i upon .the whole secure to the entire people the primary ' exceptional success and ability by a Burke of Mao. ' requirements of civilised order. On the one hand, i Lord Connemara. The armies' of the Queen in India, they are offered simple chaos, out of which bv some ; were commanded with universal acceptation, both inexplicable process is to emerge some indescribable ' by the public and the Government by a Waterford but miraculously perfect order. On the other hand j hero, the victor of Candahar, Sir Frederick lioberts, is the Republican party, mt particularly united, and j and Sir George White had succeeded in a marvol-not uniformly successful in its conduct of affairs, but j lously short time in reducing- Burmah and tho more still a party with governing traditions which has ' troublesome hill tribes to submission. Sir Georgewas a managed to conserve a great many things much more I most distinguished soldier of whom his nativeAntrim valuable than all it. Ins failed to supply. Ou : might well be proud. Sir David Bourbour, the the other hand is a collection of hostile ; able financier that hBd contrived, in Bpite of the groups holding and avowing totally incompatible i treacherous, debilitated, and ever-depreciating views, and destitute of pwetical experience of , rupee, to evolve a surplus out of an impending statesmanship. On the one hand, in short, in a deficit, was a Belfast mau. In saying that, he felt basis of settled law and assured order, having which j he was not trenching upon any burning political a nation evi by patience and good sanse obtain I question. Tho British Empire could never get on every form it desires, and on the other lirtnd is , without Irishmen. His lordBhip then SDoke of the the negation of all law and order, involving as the , prosperity of India, and said that British matiufae-conditioa precedent of all adv.snoe a re-settlement j turing energy and enterprise had supolied millions by internecine, or possibly by an internstiomal, j with all the necessaries of life, and had taught them 'conflict. There ought to be, no room for doubt as to , in their turn to establish in their own land rival the verdict of Franco upon a question of this kind : ; looms and indu trifB, which, above all the standards out unhappily the e is tho greatest roas-m to await tho decision of Sunday with anxiety. He uuiu ueavery wise man or a very rash one who should venture to offer a positive prediction ;n to the result, which may be either definitely bad or 'decisively good. A Boulaugist triumph would be a disaster, and th-j return of another "Chamber as incapable as the present ono of yielding a solid and trustworihy working majority would only nro long the existing coniasion ana incentives to discontent accumulate fresh AVTEMIT TO PwIKON A MaJC-II OF MARINES. A private in the Marines is underarrest at Portsmouth , a Vr f- ,r pou,onii m, J - ,n 6;ime Q0. aboard the Collingwood, during the mKncsuvreB. m a enp ot coHeo, out the m taste it. and he becoma very sick. Tho nna vh a shewed there was cnou .j . , - acid m the cup to poison six men. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. CULLED FROM VARIOUS CONTEMPORARIES. The anticipation that Mr. Seymour Keay's appearance among respectable Liberals of the moderate type in a constituency like Elgin and Nairn would Uad to an unpleasant feeling that he was not precisely the sort of man to promote to a rauiu-mentary position has been folly justified. With Mr. Seymour Keay it is not teni, vidi, but " I camo, I wai seen, I was beaten." Theie is a split already in the Elgin and Nairn Liberal Asrociation, and it has ocourred on the very eve of the battle. Mr. Sexton's declaration at Dublin that hs is in favour of accepting a Roman Catholic University from M r. Balfour's hands may bo taken as an evidence absoluto and unimmured that Mr. Parnell intends to persist in his polioy of encouraging "Vlr. Balfour to try his hand at a scheme which was too much for Mr. Dtmueli and ted to the resignation 01 mr. wiau-stone in 1873. Seorge Booker, builder, get "1'8 months' hard" yesterday for i'r.iud. That will please a lot of people. But probably hi i '1 more will be pleased to read, " It was stated that 125 solicitors in all pirt-s of the oo'intry had been taken iu by the prisoner." Maityrdom in the cause of science was very nearly 'the fate of Mr. J. Spiller, whose paper, " An Experiment in Colour Bliudues," was read on Wednesday at Newcastle. BeiDg anxious to test the supposed power of the drug santonine to produce colour blindness, he took a email dose, with the result that he quite lost for a time his power of distinguishing oolours. He would have probably lost his life also but for a strong dose of mustard and water, administered only just in time. Father O'Dwyer doeB not stand alone in his proclivity to the use of insolent language in the Courts. Yesterday, at the inquest on Daniel Donoghue at Timoleague, Mr. Sbinkwin, who appeared for the relatives of the doceascd man, appealed to a witness in the words, "Come now, you strong, hulking fellow." Mr. Sbinkwin in tb6report is styled " B.L." It might have been thought that this meant "barrister-at-l-iw," but more probably it signifies brutal-in-language " Apropos of Mr. Chamberlain's remarks about a "National" parly, the " Daily News" sententiously quotes Lord B.-aconsGeld'e dictum that " England does not love ooslitions," and implies that that seals the fate of the Unionist alliance. But the " Daily News" seems t forget that the argument cuts both ways, and that England certainly would not give up a coalition of Conservatives and Unionists merely in order to be ruled by another coalition of GladBtonites and Parnellitea. Before all interest in the naval manoeuvres pnsses away, it may Da interesting 10 state upon wnat calculation Admiral Tryon rnanHgad to beat Admiral Baud, ine victor was, to begin with, at somewnat of a disadvantage. Whtn, therefore, he called his oautains together, he put the cafe before them. Baiid was a bcDtcnman. tie would nave a very caroiui plan of campaign. Once let him get a grip and all would De over, but ho would ue cautious. Admiral Trynn opined he would be slow in making up his mind and in elaborating his planB. " Gentle men, said tie, " we can beat cau-tt only oy a aasn , let's try it." He did. Admiral Baird's caution was what was oxpeoted, and the consequence was the victory ot an hmgliBh admiral wao had nous euougn to take the me4suiement of his opponent, and to give due weight to national characteristics. The town has not been at all excited ly Dr-Forbes Winslow's assertion thai he has discovered the Whitechapel murderer. If Dr. Forbes Winslow had been a wise man, he would not blab about the methods he is taking to secure him. He would think more of catching the murderer than of claiming the credit of it, and would not dispense with the assistance of the police. Dr. Forbes Winslow may be a very great mad doctor, but he makes a mad detective. Detectives don't talk. Ncr is the story about the powerful woman who has been learning htrbusinessby taking a hand in East-end slaughter-houses of much more value. The theory is not bow. It seems to have been revived, because fince the Btrike seased there has been little else to talk about in the East-end. Mr. Chamberlain's prophetic eye sees in Mr. Labouchere the person wbo shall fatally disintegiate the Libeial party. Nobody is sacred to Mr Labouchere except Mr. Gladstone, and he only in modified degree, his leadership being revolted against ok such questions ai that ot Koyai wants lor ex ample. When Mr. Gladstone has gone Mr. Labouchere will in a very short time disgust moderate men both in the tlousB of Uommons ana tne country the i r, u l? will why around bun the great body Liberal Dartv alarmed at the excesses ot con. senile men below the gangway. Persdventnre intelligent Conservatives of the class of Mr. Hanbnry and Mr. Jennings will come over. and the Liber il party, docile under the Ladersbip of an eminent Statesman, will rise out of its ashes puri- tied and strengthened. ThatisMr. Chamberlains project for himself and for the Liberalpariy, audit will be seen that his acceptance of office in colleague-sbip with a Conservative Ministry will be fatal to its realisation. BANQUET TO LORD DDFFEttlN. The Marauis of Duff r-rin was last nisrht entertained at a banquet in Belfast. There was a large and influential assemblage. The Mayor presided. In replying to tbo toast of "Our welcome guest," Lord Duflerin dealt chiefly with India. Ha re marked that without disparagement to either ot the sister kingdoms he could say with perfect truth that buth Ireland hs a whole and Ulster as a province tad imported a vast amount of ability, industry, and valour into Indian civil and military services. At the present momeut the supreme conduct of Indinn affairs was entrusted to a Kerry nobleman i the Marquis of Lansdowne, while thirty million oil . of moral obligation which prevail in the WeBt, had vindicated their authority and planted their sanction both in the Courts oi Justice and in the counting I houses of Hindoostan- I - , Fast Ockas Steamers. Four ocen steamers started across the Atlantic yesterday. Thev were ! the Teutonic, Citv of Rome, City of New York, for :t: ! .,1 TJ- U.U., .-;''' 1 " York and the Teutonic, and was in favour of the former. Thk Russian Wheat Hativkst. According to nou;QT, ffimol vonorto th mi' n o. nl,,r4- J - 1. than the average in the provinces, o! the east, in the ; cectral provinces, in Livonia, and in Esthonia. The endttion of the SDriner wheatB leaves not.hin ho V .ur . T P ; fJVinvu jm. mu uvuua ytv willow. .Ill nil IIIB ea9t6rn and central provinces the spring wheat crop is I more or less satisfactory. ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. PETERBOROUGH. Mr. McGeagh hss withdrawn hia candidature in favour of Mr. Purvis, Unionist, and he8 promised, as an UlstermaB, to assist him. Mr. Purvis arrived last night and had an enthusiastic raoeption. DUNDEE. Mr. Edward Jenkins bavins: declined to come forwsrd aB a candidate, the Conservative Association decided last, night not to contest the seat, but to allow Mr. Leng to be returned unopposed. rfLEAFORD. A large meeting of the supporters of Mr. Otter, the Liberal candidate, was held lust night, when amongst the speakers were Messrs Halley-fHewart,. Chanuing, and T. D. Sullivati, members of Parliarneat. A vote in favour of Mr. Otter was carried. VnrtTTT BUCKS. Tt is exmrntBd that the North Bucks election will take place about tho 14th of October. Both parties are alie-itdy very active, and the contest will evidently be a very severe one: ELGIN AND NAIRN. There is a serious split among the Liber! party in .this constituency. A large number of the Liberals are thoroughly dissatisfied with the wild theories of land nationalisation promulgated by Mr. Seymour Keay, of London, the candidate accepted by the Liberal Executive. A circular has been issued, marked " urgent," calling a meeting of the Executive for to-night, and it is expected that tbere will be a large attendance. Rumours were current yesterday in Elgin that Mr. Keay would be called upon to retire frnm that contest, and that Mr. Crombie, the accepted Liberal candidate for Kincardineshire, who soma time ago addressed meetings throughout thn constituency, would he called upon to take Mr. Keay 's place as the accepted candidate. Mr. Keay and his agents have been in conterence with Mr. Arnold Morley and Mr. Marjoribanks regarding the situation, and it is stated that should Mr. Crombie come forward, the Whips will undertake to provide the county of Kincardine with a suitable Liberal candidate. Yes terday Mr. Logan addressed a meeting at Nairn, and in the course of his speech said he would not trouble them with further criticism on Mr. Keay's scheme of land reform, aB it was probable Mx. Keay would not be much longer before them. THE WHITECHAPEL MYSTERY. A SINGULAE STORY. A curious story is published in the columns ot the New York Herald" (London edition) to-day. It is to the effect that a man has been found, who is quite convinced that the Whitechapel murderer occupied rooms in his house. This man states that suspicion was first aroused by the lodger coming home about four o'clock one morning. He had expected to find everybody in bed, and to be able to get to his room unobserved. To his surprise, his landlord had been kept up waiting for hiB wife, who was on a visit to some friends. The lodger was excited and incoherent in his talk. He said he had been having a rough time, that he had been assaulted, and had his watch stolen, and he gavo khe name of a police Btation where he had laid a complaint. Upon inquiries at the. police-station, this story was found to be entirely devoid ot rounflauon. lie raa maae no complaint, ana tne ponce Baa no Knowieage oi street disturbance. The man s shirt and underclothing were found hanging over chairs. They had been washed and put out to dry. He was in the habit of talking about the woman of the street, and wrote " long rigmaroles aDoui tnem. His writing in minute particulars resembled that of tho letters sent to the police purporting to come irom "Jack the flipper." He had a wardrobe which included eight suits of clothes, eight pairs of boots,and eight hats. The man can fptak Eeveral languages, and when he went out he always carried a black bag. He was apparently well off, and never wore the same hat on two successive occasions. When he "left his lodgings a quantity ef Ijjws, feathers, and flowers, and other articles which bad belonged to the lower class of women wero found in his room. He also left behind him three pairs of hoots and three paiis of goloshes. The boots are ordinary leather lace-up boots with thin soles. The goloshes have indiarubber bottoms and American cloth uppers, and uro bespattered with blood. The individual who supplies the above story has reason to believe that another murder will be committed shortly. Seme writing to this effect, and said to be written bv the Buspected man, was found on a wall the ether day. A sketch upon paper, of a significant character, has also been picked up near to the spot where the Inst victim's body was found. DR. FORBES WINSLOW KNOWS THE MUKDEREEl. Yesterday a reporter had an interview with Dr. Forbes Winalow with reference to the "Herald's" statements. The doctor having exhibited noiseless boots, which he declared belonged to " Jack the Ripper," Baid that on the morning of the 30th of August, a woman, wimi wuoui no wkb ui cumuium-ca'.ion, was spoken to by a man in Worship-street, Finsbury. He asked her to come down a certain court with him, offering her 1. ThiB she refused, and he then doubled the amount, which she a'so declined. He next asked her where the court led to, and shortly afterwards left. !he told some noighbourB, and tba party followed the man for some dist inee. Apparently he did not know that he was being followed, but when he and the party had reached the open street, he turned round, raised his hat. and with an air of bravado Eaid, " I know what you have been doinir, good morning " The women then watched the man into a certain house, the situation of which the doctor would not de.-etibe. She previously noticed the man because of HIS STRANGE MANN Bit. and on the morning on which tho woman Mackenzie was murdered (July lSthl, she saw birrt washing hiB hands iu the yarn of the house reierrod to. He was in his shirt sleeves at the time, and had a vary'.;ar look upon Lis face. This was about four o'clock iu the morning.- The doctor said he was now waitintr for a ceitnin thing, which was tne only obstacle to his effecting the man's arrest. The supposed assassin lived with it friend of: Dr. Forbes Winslow's, and this gentleman himself told the doctor that he .had noticed the man's stiange behaviour. He would at timeB sit down and write fifty or sixty sheets of manuscript about low women, for whom he professed to have a greit hatred. Shortly before the body was found in Pinchin-street luBt week the man disappeared, leaving behind bim the articles already mentioned, togethe: with a packet of manuscript, which the doctor said was in exactly the same handwriting as the " Jack the Ripper " letters which ware sent t.) the police. He had stated pioviouflly that ho was eoing abroad, but a very few days before the body was found (the 10th of September) he was Been in the neighbourhood of Pinehin-street. THR DOCTOR IS CRRTAW that this mm is the Whitechapel murderer, and says teat two dayB at the utmost wilt ssehimmcus- tody 0 tt XX6 couiu give a renMun jur uih ueau a,uu ltfgs the last murdered woman being missing. The man, he says, cut the body up and then commenced to burn it. He had, consumed t'ie head and legs when hiB fit of the terrible mania passed, 'and he was horrified to find what he had-done. "I know for a fact," said the doctor, " that this man is suffering from a violent 'orm of rsligious mania, which nttaeks him and passes off at intervals. I am certain that there iB another man in it besides the one I am after, but my reasons for that I cannot state. The police will have nothing to do with the capture, lam making arrangements to station six men around the spot where I know my man is, and ho will bs trapped." The public had laughed at him (the doctor went on to say), but on the Tuesday before theliat body was discovered he had received information that a murder would be committed in two or three days. Tn conclusion. Dr. Winslow remarked ' " I nm as certain that I have tho murderer as I am of being here." CYCLING NOTES. The time is fast drawing to & oloise'when I must give way to my tool bull friend, ana lie will nave aiair oia tuna ot it, it every tnmg we near is true. a While we have had such beatjtiul woather there have been planty of cyclists about, notably the " Stragglers." Their club run on Wednesday was attended by three members, whn rode down Fore-Btreet Hid, about 6 p.m. A little "Gray" bird, evidently a "Martin," was quite en evidence. 1 hope you had u pleasant jaunt, Messieurs. u Did I go to the church oarnde on Sundav ? Well, if you must Know, i am, ana tuougnt it was a splnudid example, and one whiih. somo of our bigoted enemies could Weill follow. a m . The ride out on such a beautiful morning was' nenuious, tne roads ueiug very lair, and everything else that could be desired, , especially having no "ear screeohars " tbere. The start was witnessed by a large number of people at 9.38 a.m. Mr. A. Burridue. the cantain for tha mouth, took the lead, and was foilswed by three of the. j itoiiuu u.y., wuu ununuucu uuwu onuv iu me morning, Messrs. Best, Brown, and Friend, Davey, Boundy, Edwards, Woodman, Dunsford, James, and about eleven oiembersunaitaehed, Mr. C. Finch acting as sub-captain. The loag procession wended its way past a long cavalcade of caravans, the inhabitants of which evidently enjoyed the sight. The Keomry, which is an exceedingly picturesqre little spot, was reached, and at the gates we were kindly received by the liev. Porter, and tho Curate, Rev. Square. a An adjournment was made to the arbour, and the thtrsty souls were regaled with new milk. All the cyclists afterwards attended the seivice, which was hold in the pretty little edifice, dedicated te St. Andrew. Tho church, which is generally very well attended, was en this occasion quite full. Among the worshippers was Mr. Imbert-'furry, and the hymns were 36. S05, and 222. The rev. gentlemin took for his text the 16th verse from the 3rd; chapter of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians. The sermon was a very eloquent one, and the preacher praistd the cyclists "for shewing a true Christian spirii m After Bervice, by the kindness of the rector, a light luncheon was laid at his house, and the wirrthy w heel-men did full justice to the repast, and heartily thanked the reotor for his thoughtfulness and kinduesa. The return to the city was made at 2 p.m. At Kenn-ford five malcontsuia left after lunch, and proceeded to Dawlish, where they spent a pleasant hour or two by the sua. The attendance of the members of the club would have been larger only Messrs. E. Chick. A. Roach, and othnrs were touring, while the scorching brother was guue to w ruiuu. x ou can guees wnat tor. A short time ago tha Devon Hovers C.C. Droraised that they would join the club at any time for a run. On Sunday tney received an invitation, but not one put m an anpearance, and I don't think a reply was sent to Mr. Best's letter. a a Such snobbishness as this is too contemptible, and I voto that the K.O.C. do not trouble anything about such' milk-and-water cyclists. At the same time as my readers are perusintj these notes there is going on in London a jolly old row at the special meeting of the C.T.C. Krom what I hear, Mr. Shipton will come off victorious, and no he ought to, after auch a lot of his enemies have been trying all they can to crush him. It would be a very bad day's work for the C T.C. te lose Mr. E. R. S. This reminds me that a short time ago I intimated that Devonshire would, at the end of the year, have to electa representative councillor, who, with our present C.C. fur Devon, will have the honour of representing all Devonshire i.n the Council of the club. I am requested to note that the West of Eng'atd Council meeting of ibe C.T.C. will be held at the While .Lion Hotel, Hath, on Saturday, October l'2th. and our Chief Consul, who will then be present, hopeu by that time to be able to HUbmit the name or names of gentlemen willing to accept office. I am informed on very good authority that Plymouth will nominate a candidate, also Newton Abbot, and I hope that Exeter will, therefore, be prepared with a candidate also. There is every probability of the Council of the C.T.C. holding a meeting in Devonshire next year, and should Exeter be successful in -firettinar selected we may look out for a good banquet It will bB hold during the racing and touring season. Now my C.T.C, friends, oan't be to the fore. stir up a bit; and see if we I am just informed that the Exeter Rovers (or the Terriers) would huve joined the parade last Sunday, only they were under a misapprehension,' and because they weren't invited in my notes of last Friday. Now, I nm sirrv that 1 did not mention mv " terrif vine; ' friends, but my notes are not an official column of any cycling club. The 12-hour competition will be held, a previously announced, next Tuesday, starting at 6.30 a.m. The entries are Messrs. F. Chick, C. Finch, Burridge, Hodge, and Dsvey (tricycle) . Three of these competitors are, I believe, only goiner for the 100 mile medal, while the others are goinjr to scorch to beat the preaent record of 175 miles. Will they do it? That in the question. The " Cyclist " says ; If any lady fair should hesitate to take up cycling on the score of itB fancied UDBuitability to health, we refer them to a letter which appears ial this month's "C.T.C. Gazette" overthe signature of Mr. Arthur W. Kdis, M.D., the senior physician. to the Cbelsea ORpita for Women, who ought, to understand the subject if anyone does. After pulverising the adverse criticisms of a certain medical man, who, in advising on the matter, compared the ill effects ot cycling to those wrought upon poor sempstresses by the twelve hours per diem work of a sewing machine, Mr. KdiB concludes his letter with the following valuable statement, whioh we .reoom-mend all young ladies desirous of taking up the wheel to bring under the nofico of obdurate paterfamilias without delay. We quote: " I invariably recommend yeung ladies to take to cycling with the object of improving their general health, and givw them a healthy Iodb, both mental and physical, and I can Bafaly say I have never had to regret it, in a single instance." Could anything bo more convincing ? Mr. Byrd. Page, the only man who ever jumped 6ft. 4in., is a great bicyclist. A eentleman of London has invented a machine propelled by mechanism, vhieh being once set in order for going, will raovo both machine and rider at a high rate of speed, the force being sufficient to surmount all but the steepest hills. A trial will take place in a few weeks. " Whirlers," don't forget the run to Escot, at 3 p.m. to-morrow. The Tiverton sports yesterday proved a succees, notwithstanding the inclement weatber,. The track was rather bumpy, but not too much to keep that famous trio Adcock, Mitchell, and Trenohard' from being amongst the ''ooftish." - - Mr. E. Chick, reports that the sports at Weston on Monday were really splendid. Yes, I can qnite believe it. The old' sport of horse racing is fast dyincr out, and is giving place to genuine human racing, on cycles. No selline in cycle friends. " ' Tha course for the twelve honr competition is altered. nnrl instead of coins to Weston, the competitors will turn at 1 he f ox and Uoose, ana return to meter, ana Renin make tracks for Callsmpton, to finish the time allowance. a c There will be a smoking concert at the Fox and Gease, about 12 o'clock noon. AQUATICS AT TEIGNMOUTH. A large numbor of persone assembled around Teignmouth Pier yesterday to witness the Teign-mouth weekly aquatic sports. Results : Race for yachts not exceeding 22ft. in length. Time allowance 2& sees per foot per round of course. First, She, Pike Ward; second, La Grenouille, H A SchHnk.; third, Fleetwins. W Tanner . Won bv several seconds only ; poor third. tlace for mopquito fleet of sailing boats, over a six miles course. FiiBt, Hettio, Mr Ashworlh : second, Mmerva, J rerryraan ; third, Doddledoo, H Mny : fourth, Nita, F Bownsall; fifth. Brace DarliDg, J Robins: sixth, Perseverance, G Scasell. Hottie beinu very cleverly handled in ronndinsr the finiahimr mark beat tho Mmerva by half a length. H ace fur boats that have been . snfraged in the PtUmon fishery during the past season. Firat,.'Hook and Sealey ; second, Hitchcock and Broom; third, E Hook and V Hook'., .'Four started. '' "s KowinE: match for men over 60 vears of aee. First. w hook; BECona, a wilts: tiiird; w uroot. Amateur rowing match, single ecuili First. Norma Arsoott; necono, ueorge, tt Watkins;: tnird, Jsthei, Jones. Won easily. Amateur football match, five aside Mr. Hannaford'a teara DeHt Mr R Watkin's tem by a try to nil A gig and punt chase concluded the sport;. TIVERTON ATHLETIC SPORTS. Tiverton Athletic Sports wers held yesterday in most depressing weather, rain descending the whole of tha afternoon. A large number of entries were made, and the sports, the weather excepted, wore of the best order under the circumstances. Refresh ments were supplied on the around by Mr Elaton. of the White Ball Hotel, and Mrs. Drew, of Station-road. There was a good attendance of spectators from the town and neighbourhood, many taking. advantage ot tne cnoap tares conceded by the Great Western Railway Company. The sports, of which Sir J H Heatheoat Amory is president, were under the control of the following officials: UmpireB, Rsv A Hillyari, Messrs W J Llewellyn, and Lewis McKenzie ; starter, Rev J St Hill ; timekeeper, Mr W H Martin ; handicapper and referee, Mr C Herbert ; hon. treasurer, Mr IS C Nichole'ts. The committee, of which Mr J Pleass was secretary, was composed of Rev J S Hill, Messrs P Arthurs, J MaotrIane, .1 MacLtae, L MacKeDZie, R Alelhuish, F G Cross, S Hall, 6 Parkhouse, E P Rooper, V Strawsnn. WH Mur'.in, and A Manning. The music was supplied by the band ot the K (Twerton); Company", 3rd V.n.D.R., under the leadership of Mr Baker. 200 Yards Handicap Confined to residents of the borougn of Tiveiton 2 10s. i!l Is, 10b dd. 1 & trench, bSyds. ; 2, H Jones, 17yda.; 3, G R Cullin, 10yds. Time, 26 2-5 sees. iwomii.e itievcLE WAMDioAr Upen to Iiverton B.C. and birouph only. M, Hume's seven guinea cup, it Is t. 11 ijtraweon, scratch;. 2, I' red Baker, scratch ; i, a vv tquire, ISUvds. lime, rams oKsecs. 300 Yards flANiiGAF fBovs under 16). For resi dents in the borough'-l lUs, 1 la, 10s:l,. Guy French, 60yde ; 2, W Cow!i.g, 8yds. ; 3, W Osmont, 62yds. Time, 3min 2-6 sec. One mile Bicycle Handicap (open).-2- 3, 2 2s, I !sl, O Lench, Taunton, 85yds ;. 2, S Mitchell, Taunton Harriers. 65vds : 3. E R Adcock. Torbay B.C., scratch. Thia.race proved one of the best of tho afrernoon. Adcock. the seraich man, made a goad bid fur winning, but although he gained more than half a Ian he waB unable to head the Taunton pairr of whom Mitchell waB a good second. Time, 33 4-5secs. 120 Yards Handicap (open). ! 4s, 2 2p, 1 Is. First heat' F R MaMhews, 41ds ; 2, J Stone, 9yde. Time, 12 2-Ssocs. Second heat -I, R Tucker, 8yds ; 2, F Lear, 6jyds : 3.T H Uookes, 6vds. Time, l3'3-5fiecs. Third hant-l, F B Spratt, 3jvd; 2, C P Keddrap,. BJy'ds. Time, 12 3-fween.' ''Final" fceat I, F '& Sprati ;. 2, u r Hcoorop: .8, Tucker. One Mile FliAT Race (handicap) For residents in the borough only 12 12s challenge cup offered bv Sir J. H. Heatbojat Ariioiv, 1 la, 10s 6d 1, J. T. Mitchell, 70yds; 2, H. Harumett, scratch; 3, G. K. Cullin, 63yds. Time, 4'niin. 57scs. Thrrb Mile Bicyclb Handicap (openi). 4 4s, 2 2s, 1.-1, M. A. Trenci-ard, Torbay B.C., 20yds ; 2, S. Mitchell, Taunton Harriera, louyds; 3; G R. Adcock. Torbay B.C., scr-itch. Seven fctarted. Tims,, llmin. 7 1-oseos. Under the depressing circumstances, this race waB looked forward to with great interest, and Trenchard's win met with popular favour. 120 Yards Hurdle Rage Handicap (open) 3 3s 1 Is First hrat 1, F S Reed, South;molfon F.C. scratch ; 2, F Matthews. Rackenford,. owes 12 yards. Time, 21 l-5th sees. Second heat 1, E Tucker T).A.C owes 9 yards ; 2, G Cox, T. F.C, owes 4 yards. Time 20 l-5tu sees. Fina heat 1, E Tucker ; 2, G Cox ;3, PS Reed Time, 19 4-5 sees. Quartkr-milk Hanbioap (open) Utt i 4s ; 2nd', 2 2s ; 3rd, 1 Is 1, F K Spratt, Taunton Hairier, scratch ; 2, H Jones, Tiverton. 30 yards ;. 3, F Leaf, Dawlish A.C., 25 jards. Thirteen started. Time, 54 4-5 sec. Fivk Mile Bicycu. Handicap (Open) 1st 5 5s, 2nd 22, 3rd ! Is 1,. M Trenohard, Torbay B.C. 30 yards; 2, S -Mitchell, Taunton Harriers, 2H0 yards-; 3, B. Strawson. T.C.C., 380-yards'. Klevon8(rted,but before hulf-a-donen laps had beeu covered all excepting Trenchnrd, Mitchell, and Strawon had given up. Trenchrd gradually overhauled his rivals and woir easily. Ham Mtlr Flat Raop, Handicap' (Open) 1, E S Friend. 40 yard; 2, W H Dayment (scratch) ; 3, F S Reed, 45 yards. Time 2mins 6 1-5 sees. At the conclusion of tho sports the prizes were distributed by Mrs. Llewellyn. Among the ptrons who were present during the afternoon were Sir W. H. Walrond, M.P., who came in from Uradfield, Colonels Greatwood and Groutle, and the Rev, T. V. Cross. MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT BHOBROOKE PARK, SUPPOSED AITEJIPTEO ROBBERY. A report was current in Creditou on Wednesday evening tnat n robbery had taken p'aee at Shobrooke Park, the residenoe of Sir Join Shelby, about two miles distant, and that a good deal of valuable property had been stolen-. Inquiries were made and went to show that the rumour, althouah hardly correct-in somo of itB details, bad some foundation. The facta gathered are these : On Wednesday night, about twenty minurea to ten o'clock, one of tha servants in the house discovered that a dressing case had been removed from Lady Shelley's bedroom. An atom was immediately eiven,- axd ir John Shelley at onoo sent to Crediton for the polios, ., Pulice-Serieinr. Furslou soon arrived and tho house was IhorougMV nearched. but no trace could be fcund' of the dressing case nor nnv sign supporting the su-jpoeition thattbe premises had been burglariously entered-. The members of tho household eventually retired- to rest without tha missing property bavins been recovered. About nine A1Alnnli. naatatAaV mAminC Olid of the housemaids, nro- ceeded to open tho shutters of a spare room, and to , her surprise found the inisfcing dressing case packed tn a piece of sacking, which was tied with rope, lying on, the sill, the window being slightly raised. The dressing-caso is a handsome one, about sixteen mohes on", and of the ordinary depth, with, silver uiountines and gold fittings, wonh, perhaps, sixty guineas. m case was seen- by Lady Shelley to be safe in the bedroom at 8.55 p.m.,. but. as already stated', it TO missing at :4W -l ue ornaments, c., in the bedroom had been very much disturbed, various articles including a watch bad been knocked oft the dressing table and werelying on the floor. Everything indicated that the thief, or thieves, had been alarmed. Outside the bedroom window there is. aflat rooS, and'the would'-ba robber, or robbers, in order to escape would have to drop about 12 or 1'5-feet on to another roof, and from thence to a wall 10 feet high, off ;nv, nn antive man could easily E0t. and thus reach the ground . Tha time- occupied would not be more than three or four minutes by a smart man. The Deputy Chief-Constable (Mr. JlesBe) and the Superintendent ol the Bow Division (Mr. Jiobertsj vienea ibbbuubo .ves.m-day, and have the case in hand. Tho burglay or burglars are believed. to have been well.acquainted with the premises. Noarrests badbeenmadeuptolastmiiht, but there is reason to believe that, tho matter will shortly be cleared up.' About nine years ago some plate was stolen from Sir John Shelley's bouse, and it is stated that prior to that a Burglary wascommHHu. Australian Cricketbrs. The organisers of the Australian cricketing team, whi-b will visit England iinxt veiir. have written 1 1 tne v-nuaonuB llbbvu b' w " , - their coropei'fttion ,n '"9 Council asking arran. ALLEGED ADULTERATION OF MILK. At the Exeter Police Court this morm'Dg, Chas'. Selater, of Hoavitree Bridge, was suirrraoHed for unlawfully selling a certain article of food, to wit, milk, to which water had been added contrary to the Foods Act on 23rd Ausust. Mr.Shorto fTowCleikV prosecuted ; Mr. Btown defended The Magistrates' Clerk (Mr. Pengelly) sid the case wns bsard a fortnight since, when it was decided to send a couple cf the samples of the milk to Somerset bouse' tO' be analysed. Mr. Scla'er was to send: one bottle, and the Inspector of Nuisances the other, buc unfortunately in trinsmittina- the milk to London, the bottle Sent by i- lfendait broke. The other portion was analysed by Die. Bell and Holmes, and it was found contained-eight per cent, of added water. Mr. Shorto taidi that upon the report of the Somerset House analysts- fle should ask for the judgment of the Court. The' case a fortnight ago was closed in all other reepeeis. Mr.. Brown said he should submit that the case-was not closed on the iaet occasien. He proposed to call the defendant as a witness. It was most unfortunate that only one bottle of milk should have been analysed by Somerset House, as his-client would swear that he never added water to tho milk,, ne'ther had anyone in his employ. He trusted the Bench would remember that he made no defence a fortnight ago. Mr. Shorto said if Mr. Brown was goiog to make his defence now he would take good care that on another occasion the case should bo pr- pirly closed. It was most certainly understood a foitnight idnce that Ae case was closed. Mr. Brown : 1 don't say that my evidence will make any diffcuonee. Water might get into milk without the owner's knowledge. Any employer is at the mercy of his employes. My client swears that he never put water into" the milk-' He is a i-espectable man and ought tn ho believed. Mr. Knapman : It waB extremely unfortunate that the other sample of miik should have been wasted. Personally" I shall be glad to admit any evidence: The defendant having been sworn, said he was a fermer, living at Heavitree Bridge. With, regard to tho sample of milk that was taken by the I-specter of NuisanceB and also that sent' to the Workhouse, he was not aware that anyone had added water io it. He was positive that he had no knowledge that anyone did so. and he had no reason ta suspect anyone. Mr. Louis Ham, of South-street, used to buv milk of him to sell again. He bad real in the newspapers that Ham had been. convicted for selling adulterate! milt, out since the conviction took place he had refused to supply Ham with milk. Mr.. Knapman : The evidence of the City Analyst is that the milk was adulterated with 10 per. cent of water, and that evidence has been corroborated to some extent by the Somerset House authorities.. Can you account for it ? Defendant :. I cannot. The two samples of milk, so far as I could aee, did not correspond in appearance. Mr. Knapman : That would be owing to the temperature. The Bench retired, una were considering for tweDty minutes. Upon returning-into Court, Mr. Franklin said the Magistrates con sidered the cise proved, and defenlant would be hnea tl and the expenses. ANOTHER WIFE CASE. BEATING- " SHE SHOULD GO FOR HIM." At the Exeter Police Court this morning, Jos, Enpaoott, a porter, was summoned for unlawfully assaulting and beating his wife, Ann, on the 18tb inet Complainant said she lived m James's-strest,. and defendant came home about quarter past eleven on Wednesday night and asked for his tea. He was very drunk, and' she told him that was a pretty time-of day to- come home and expect hie tea. Be then began to call her filthy names, and she eventually succeeded in getting him upstairs. Whon in the bedroom, defendant commenced to make a row and etruok her violently to the ground. Onjgetting up he kicked her on the knee, and she-again fell to the ground. Ta escape from the defen-aant she rah out into the street with only a few-uaticles of wearing apparel on and remained until one o'clock the followingmorning, when she returned home. When she get inside the door defendrnt again struok her violently in the mouth, and she had to seek shelter in the streets again. She remained-out doors for some considerable time,, and when at last she went indoors defendant was asleep. On Thursday (yesterday) he called her very bad names, and ever tince April, when she. bad him before the magiBtratef , her life had.benu a perfect misery. She did not wish to press the charge.. What she wanted was a eenaratiou order; Defen dant: She has marked me three times, and I haye' had to go to the hospital. Complainant : S ea, I did it because you called me bad names. Defendant :-The is one of the most stubborn women I ever.knew.. Twice she has attacked me with a hatchet and a knife, and the neighbours havehad to take hex away.-from me. I have suffered greatly from her. ill-treatment, and am suffering now. She has cut my. head open, and I am almost a cripple in my.-arm through her violence. Iam home night after.-night shopping up wood, but cannot keep, her- home." She associates with bad women.. The Chairman (to complainant) : Have you any witness f -Complainant : "No ; I don't need any. li want a separation. Inspector. Wotton said there wore five previous ounvic-tions against the defendant fur assaults and drunkenness. Defendant: Sho has TORN THE CLOTHES - OFF MY BAOS, and thrown buckets of cold wa'er over me. Elizabeth German, the female warder.- said she barfr examined the complainant and'foKnd four bruines on various parts of her body. Tbere was ai bruise on the knee as if from a kick. Complainant had also received a blow in the mouth. Comp!insnt :: Ws have been married fifteen. years. I havonever siim-inoned him before for assaulting, me, bnt I coiild have done it a dczen times. The Chairman : Yeni will be fined lOs and expenses, and hound overrini5 ., to keep the peace towards your wife for six moaths. . I hops it will be a caution to you, and that yomwill not in the future boat her in such a' disgraceful manner. H you are brought here ajiiiin on a simi!ar ohar-ge you will bo-sent-to prison. Complafiiant: -Gentleman, I will not go home with bim. Lst's share the things that are hi: the Ss-mss and; l will never ask him, for a penny any moire. Tne Chairman :: Wo have nothing to do with that. Comidainant : I don'twant to live with. bins Mr. Frauklir-: But you can do that w.ithouit s'Oining bpre.r Defendant made an applicatinn to his. wife tele him have the money the had in' hei poi-k-st to, pay the. fine, with, but site excitedly said she would' not pay a. farthing. Defendant : May 1 go home and get the money ? I have some money home, but I am afraid to 'po by myself, as mv wife will bs ther.a Eventually ip was. decided that P:C. Guppy should accompany the defendant and bring back the amount of tte fi"B- Complainant, advancing to tbe CaM, paid : T will never go home with him, because i he were to eal ma had names I should go fer Mm. DRAxa di a County. 'Cobrt . Judge. Judge, Mclntvwh Couutv Court . Judge, circuit number twelve". West Riding of Yoiks, iSied yesterday. He formerly represented Worcester in Parliament. IXsgbacbfoi,, Attack ok Boycotted W.ojien. r...-,.;,.i--(,n-,Snir telecrara reports that, tha mob yesterday attacked some boycotted women who, under ijoliee escort, were endeavouring to sell farm produce. Vhe police, in endeavouring to p'oteot them, weso roughly handled, ,. Vicad-constahle Ward bad-to be medically treated, aud.other, casualties ars'vopoiteil. .. The Murder of a Tovjmst. The police authorities hve now almost, corapleted tbsir case', against Laurie, and are, satisfied wilti their wfk,' So intimation has yet been recajveiV. trial of Laurie will be in Glasgow or tidinburgn.. Laurie's. agent Is stui Busy collecting-eviaencejlor nisflni-jncQ. Neither the tourist ticket nor Rose's watch haije bean found. Laurie ia very quiet in prison, but'&ince his incarceration ho says io addition to the rhaoy-plaoai already made known he, also viait-ed Bi'ram$b.$m..

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