THE HUDDERSFIELD DAILY CHRONICLE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 35, 1893. it 1 nnt for office, and au wuout ST thought deferring of the same, could appointed. Bnt the disappointed one !tolife strongr force this time than ? before In addition to all the weeping eT?wailin of which we get mysterioris hints, gZSSm has posed before the pubhc as artvr to duty. He has allowed it to go forth 8Biar k;i;tt hie elusion is due not kohi'iiix his exclusion is Sss desire to have his old d - round him once more, but to the dislike 52 Queen towards the policy which he has 0 In his own explanations he allows r0rr; w ar,near. As far as can be seen, the , Tound for this is the fact that some ms to have been made on behalf of f f SLtove to induce Mr. Laboccheee to i that he did not desire a Ministerial dec .! Ttntastbisis just what hediddesire, WZ he had worked hard in opposition to and wu consent to such a 1 rdeeted iUd waited to proposal. name omitted. eTery place fil ed ano Tbe only consolation ihatca US il to wbom the Qcek would not be fLa l,nare in the same position STMS home then; disappointments STai. and many people will douoi rZi & rh an important per believe mat ue , b to have .W t in UCEEN wiu . . ., T " rinnn that pomt mere is lier uouuoud. r - mnhfthlv L,.VBOU-nt.r t J BREWSTER SESSIONS. HUDDERSFIELD COUNTY BOEOUGH. The annual Brewster Sessions for the county borough of Huddersfield were held at the Police Court on Wednesday, the magistrates present being P. ftrftfmwnrvi fin the chair). D. Midslev, J. A. Wrigley, and G. W. Tomlinson, Esqs. Mr. A. J. Slocombe, the assistant magistrates' clerk, first read the report of Mr. Ward (Chief Constable), as follows: Iu presenting my annual report respecting the conduct of the traffic in intoxicants in this borough I have again pleasure in being able to report a diminution in the number of persons who have been proceeded against for drunkenness, as during the past 12 months the number was zoo, ana aanng toe prevwui year i . There have been fewer such prosecutions during the past than during any previous year since the incorporation of the borough. The number of such prosecutions during each year since 1878 and the proportion to population has been as follows : BOROUGH POLICE COURT. 1879 533 or one to every 150 of population son bim in D0 evidence mm. - making bis reckons urn ne - r , nwn onlv to and Mr. insinuations two people, notice Mr T!, crrfT. lb XUC W . . , iaL.iJI A at least is noi uy and one Labocchere. i en fl IS ctiikv nnUL uui be left for himself to decide a matter which must LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. Anothee Accident is the Corporation Play- alio'vsi.-On Wednesday evening another accident A in Qneen- wnMnl at the Corporation P'ayr""" "CQrfl.m. A snflferer in this case tmm T, b.rcufc owu4.i, a weaver, who noil, a -- , t .mor tnai sue was iu resldes at 63, Leeds-road It anpears tW one of the swings, when she fell out ome . ber face on the ground She was beii i faer 8emious stat by nf0f detective-inspector rfZwSwafE to the surgery of Dr. Erd Un examination that gentleman pronounced fS bones were broken, but that the young woman S sastained a severe shock. She also complained of chest but improved so much under medical JSSStaSeS. able to proceed, with assistance, tc her home. Death of Police-ixspe xtoe Bottomley. The mem- cess, ui jrZT ifi,h Mm 1R71 to be maKing. u. -j, - became connecieu wuu After 14 months' feiaS the Huddersheld Borough Constabulary and outside learned with regret on Wednesday morn-S of the death of Police-inspector Bottomley who for ton-20 years had been connected with the Hudders-Krlf Mr. Bottomley, who was about 44 ar of age, has been in failing health for some time-Wakrtate of his lungs having caused him a good . , 77Kioni hi fr ends have noted with sad- ae t uM ,h ranid Droeress which his illness eemMl ia be making. iw.mT 'KQttomlev first frqi&L t Hudderstield. uw puoc :- " -r-- nf ni.hM.lth. hnt joined on the 12tb October, 1874. He was promoted to the rank of second-class sergeant in 1879, first-class sLeaut in 1881, and inspector 1891 During bis i connection with the force Mr. Bottomley has gained the estfcem aud aspect of a numerous circle of friends, his widow and family will have much sympathy iccorded to them in their heavy bereavement. Sudden Deaths. On Wednesday no less than three zues of sudden death were reported to the Hudders-field borough police, the names of the deceased persons hfciuc -Mrs. Hannah Tiffany (66), wMow, of Ashbrow ; Hrs Eliza Hall (47), wife of Mr. TWfiasmil, umbrella maker, of Eashcliffe Hill ; and lJin Eastwood (g . widow, of School-street, Moldgreen. It was reported iu each of the three instances that the deceased had suffered from heart disease, but as death took place before a medical man could be summoned ice circumstances of the cases have had to be reported tc the coroner. Who can He be ? A London correspondent, writing jtsterday in a provincial contemporary, makes pointed iikr-iou to one disappointed candidate for office in the Gladstone Government. It appears that the honourable mraber referred to is suffering seriously from melancholy and requires active and substantial sympathy to reconcile him to his fate. The correspondent Bays : Tne disappointed candidates for office have in general borne their fate with resignation aud without complaint, it nm there was a little irritation, but there is no reason to think that they will seek to avenge their disappoifiiment by putting the Government in difficulty. Oue gentleman has, however, taken his disappointment deeply to heart. He will hardly 6peak to his friends. He sits in his chair holding his head in his hand, and claiming melancholy as his own. He ie quite at a loss to understand why he has been passed over. Even he will, however, become reconciled to his fate in time. The LoRD-LiEt-tenancy of the West Riding. The End of Scarborough is gazetted Lord-Lieutenant aud Castos llotulorum of the West Riding of the county of York, the city of York, and county of the same, in the room oi .can r lizwunam, resigned. Thekt by BuitiHocsE Men at Cleethoepes. At the Grimsby County Police Court on Tuesday Henry Smith, joiner, of Erighouse. and William Chapman, residing at 208, Victor-street, Grimsby, and formerly of Brighouse, were charged with stealing four brooches nd a thimble, value 2s. 6d., from Mr. Charles Beech's fcazaar at Cleethorpes. It appeared from the evidence that the prisoners went to the bazaar arm in arm, and Smith took up fonr brooches and asked the price. They were told 6d each, and while the shop girl was erring another customer the prisoners went away. She then missed the card with the brooches on, and informed Mr. Beech, who called a policeman. Prisoners taid they were drunk at the time, and had no intention o! stealing the brooches. They admitted taking them from the shop. Superintendent Stennett said the officer informed him that the men were intoxicated at tte time. Police-constable Cook arrested the men at the railway station, each man having one of the troochei- pinned on his coat collar. In reply to his qoerjous, Chapman said he gave Is. for them at the jzaar on the Colonnade. The prisoners were marched ce to the police station, and a stolen thimble was found optm Chapman. The other two brooches were not recovered. The police took the names and addresses the men aud let them go. Superintendent Stennett, m reply to the magistrates, said the man who resided ? Vr-3treet formerly lived at Brighouse. The Mflstrates told the defendants they had had a very m escape of being sent to gaol without the option tL faowever, as it was their first appearance, t m&gmrates would deal with the case by a fine. u nT f f?m,d have t0 Pay a110 9s- costs m Tpaidln a month'8 hard la-bour. The money JbJS" i0K LSACEE.-On Wednesday, at m iiarnsley Court-house.. Ho.nrv Mill i.U. fcmfe! t0 barton, who, it was said,' has spent 20 - - i'u. as remandea until to-morrow (Friday) vLV.. 8f ? breaking into St. Thomas's Church. iro;Zf Dear Barsley, and stealing there-ftnons articles, value 40, on Thursday lait. The io&l S- 1S; wel1 known in B1ackburn and other SlSfvSS have broken into weral other S he u Snnday niht- m the Property, be sold, has been recovered. Thfe CJWE, 0F,PI:l"KENNESS IS THE HALIFAX DISTRICT. M h,! bfcss'ons for the West Morley Division, feftse PM. Vopdati0D of 102,408, and includes Brig-m fSb Swerby Bridge, and Greetland, were Eca Th84' at the Halifax West Riding Court aitv TeFons wbich was read by Superintendent mLb thal daring the year W licensed Ucen -? Proceeded against for breaches of 6 tonvictJ i ' J eo.ncted, 4 dismissed, as against 7, PrcL mssedlast vear? n beerseUers had Wina lo; k , apainat' 8 convicted, 4 dismissed, as Persous hjt year' 8 convicted, and 4 dismissed ; 494 and other off Prceeded against for drunkenness convicted ?n j- .under tfae Licensing Act, 467 being eadv d iust'fo: 986ae pk t"1B vear there had been 1880.. 1881.. 1882.. 1883.. 1884.. 1885.. 1886.. 1887.. 1888.. 1889.. 1S30.. 1891.. 1892.. .321 ..327 .382 ..530 ..422 .363 ..333 ..366 .384 .287 .314 .297 .283 249 243 214 156 211 237 261 243 240 323 300 321 337 The average for the years quoted are 367 persons per year, or one to every 249 of population. The number of persons licensed to sell intoxicants in the borough is exactly the same as last year, viz. : Licensed victuallers 166 Beerhouse keepers 112 Persons licensed for the sale of intoxicants for consumption off the premises 6E 340 During the year, eight licensed victuallers and five beerhouse keepers have been prosecuted for offences against tne licensing Acts; they were all convicted, and in one case the licence was endorsed. The offences charged may be summarised as follows : Permitting drunkenness, or selling to drunken persons, 7 ; selling intoxicants when by law the house was required to be closed, 5 ; selling intoxicants on other than licensed premises, 1. The total amount of fines inficted was 27 and costs. I have given notice of mv intention to oppose the renewal of the licences of those persons who have been convicted of offences against the licensing laws during the past year. Since their conviction two of the men have left their respective houses, and the licences have been transferred. There are two beerhouses, viz, the Dock Tavern in Dock-street, and the Royal Oak, in Manchester-street, closed, no persons residing on the premises. I have to suggest that if any application be made for the renewal of the licences to those houses, the application be adjourned until the adjourned Brewster Sessions. The licences to the houses named were granted previous to 1869, and consequently the justices power to refuse the renewal of the licences is restricted to the four grounds specified in the the Act of 32 and 33 Vict., chap. 27. Special licences for the sale of intoxicants have been granted as tollowa : During During 1891-2. Cricket matches 63 . Football matches 17 . Cattle market 66 . Balls, dinners, &c 35 . Other occasions. 32 . 203 1890-1. . 45 . 25 . 51 . 66 . 57 244 The chainoaT lagainBt last year' and'423 convicted 1 eteadv n. 5410 lbat for some vears there had beer nst'for drn k 1D the number of persons proceeded "ceusin ilrness ana other offences under the lnch hai a lilat increase had been caused bv u fcs d cost-' !S cently adopted a scale of reduced nch would v, that sftoald prove to be so, the Z:i &le. e no alternative but to return to the ust issued notices to his o visit his gardens oa aUo engaged ;t band to wlrinc has hwUne th ' 1 1 .'SfcKhuar '.. lc' !lud "presses a hope that R smoi'lS , for tlulet and shady place in bis iMiLV chat 0:1 Sunday afternoons ' wiU tsiiis , 10ns- . U,7CrECH u CostumeId the 0td- give, a I"''" he. vicar of Wytham Rectory, Karvicet ypnv?tatlon 10 a11 boating men to ri. Pan Church in flannels. He ,;fcfc deterred bnvho entertain an earnest wish to do SSnS th -a bsence of their church - into l of tV00ks encountered by those who T'c' he nvade churches in boating - Fkacii. At Trowbridge, rir.Rf2fro Jrou-ut up on the charge of r&P- andfr foil eorRe Klug' a coachman at T " &Z Tthat T Sufc-ient evidence was S? AdkinsSSnS pr0nU8e t0 find Wm a cnte savin f d tne money from King, and red tfaaffi l.he Place had been filledun u SwS" 611 Parte of Ac be tor situa- W.houSrW JB conntrv' were and at the lfle prisoner was remanded. Extension of time has been granted on 25 occasions during the past year, that being one more than during 1890-1. There nave been 59 applications for transfer of licences during the year ; of those 57 were granted and two refused. During the preceding year 62 appli cations were made, and all granted. The Chairman said there was not much ground for remark in the report of the Chief Constable, and they might thoroughly congratulate him and the borough generally upon there being a less number of persons proceeded against, and upon there being a more general observance of the licensing laws. The licences appeared to be about the same in number as last year, and altogether the Bench were well satisfied with the work that had been done daring the year. From what cause this state of affairs arose whether from lack of trade, improved morals, or what not he left it to the gentlemen of the press to decide. The whole ef the holders of licences who had been convicted during the year appeared to answer objections lodged by the Chief Constable to the renewal of their licences. Details of each case were given by Mr. Ward, . and excuses were offered by the persons appearing, or by solicitors who represented them. No application was made for the renewal of the licence of either the Dock Tavern beerhouse, Dock-street, or the Royal Oak beerhouse, Manchester-street. Mr. Abraham Spivey, wine and spirit merchant, King-street, the owner of the latter place, said he had not obtained a tenant for the house, but he wished to know if an application could be made to the adjourned Brewster Sessions. He was informed by Mr. Slocombe that he could not apply for the renewal personally, but that a tenant might do so. Messrs. Bestley and Shaw (Limited), spirit merchants, The Brewery, Lockwood, applied for a retail certificate to a spirit dealer. Mr. Beed, who appeared for the applicants, said the licence asked for was simply to allow soda-water to be sold, and was exactly the same as was granted last year. Since then a limited company had been formed, and amongst the many provisions of the Licensing Acts it appeared that there was no provision for the transfer of a licence of the character asked for, a fresh application having, to be made. Messrs. Senioe, spirit merchants, CrosB Church-street, also applied for a retail certificate to a spirit dealer. Mr. James Sykes (Messrs. Armitage and Sykes), for the applicants, said that the same remarks made in the previous case would apply in this instance, the only difference being that the ground of the application was the removal of the premises. Geoboe Henky Rorinsok, grocer, 27, Westgate, asked for a certificate to retail wine off the premises. This was another application made in consequence of removal of premises. Messrs. J. B. Wood and C. E. Lawton, chemists, 231, Lockwood-road, applied for a certificate to retail " 6weets " off the premises. Eliza Aemitage, confectioner, 25, King-street, applied tor a certificate to retail " sweets " on the premises. Mr. J. H. Dransfield, for the applicant, mentioned that she had recently opened a confectionery shop and wished to be able to supply with light refreshments certain kinds of wine, the alcoholic qualities of which were small, and which were described in the Act of Parliament as " sweets." If the application was granted the shop would be the only one of its kind possessing a licence to sell wine on the road from King-street to Wakefield. The .Chairman : We are only dealing with the borough. Upon the consideration of the applications for the renewal of gaming and music licences, Mr. Ward pointed out that a large number had failed to give notice. Year after year the magistrates had said what they would do if people did not give the proper notice. There were over 50 who had held licences during the year, and had not given notice of their intention to ask for a renewal of them, their intention no doubt being to go on allowing games to be played in their houses just as if they had obtained their renewals, or else they would wait until the adjourned Brewster Sessions. The law was that all the licences expired that day, and it could not be too widely known that this was the case. It was his intention to take proceedings against any of those who had not obtained their renewals who were found permitting games to be played. The Bench then retired for consultation, and upon returning into court, after about 20 minutes' absence, the chairman announced that all the new applications made that day would be granted. With regard to what they might call the " black list," some of the offences were blacker than others. The consideration of the renewal of the licences of the following persons would be adjourned until the adjourned Brewster Sessions : Joseph Taylor, Fleece Inn, Kirkgate ; John SykeB, Market Walk Hotel ; John Booth, Royal Hotel, JBirchencline ; Wright Calverley, Victoria Hotel, Lockwood-road ; Arthur Robert Davis, Royal Hotel, Fartown ; John Vickerman, Castle Hill Hotel : Thomas Wagstaffe, Brown Cow Inn, Paddock: William Hellawell, Bay Horse inn, Kirkgate; John Haigh, Jolly Sailor Inn, Dalton ; Hannah Hamer, Sawyers Arms, High-street : and Stockwell Hirst, Com- I mercial Inn, Kirkgate. Ihe sessions were tlion adjourned to the 2stn September. WEDNESDAY. Before F. Greenwood (in the chair), J. A. Wrigley, and D. Midgley, Esqs. A Wandering Lunatic. Marv Battv f48i. mar ried, Park-road, Crosland Moor, who had been arrested for collecting a crowd by brawling in Barton-road, Crosland Moor, on the 23rd inst., was cnarged by the police with being a wandering lunatic. On the application of Mr. Ward (chief constable) the charge of brawling was withdrawn. Evidence as to the state of the prisoner's mind was given by Dr. MacGregor. Police-constable Wood said he arrested the prisoner at 11 o'clock the previous night. She was shouting and brawling and causing a crowd to assemble, so he was obliged to take her to the police station. It was stated that the prisoner thought neonle wished to mnrder her, and that they were always annoying her husband and herself and pulling down her property. Prisoner : That is God's truth. Ah the officer to whom she had made remarks of this nature was not present to give evidence, Dr. MacGregor put a tew questions to ner, and judging from the answers she gave there could be no doubt as to her condition. She maintained that Wood fthe nnlir,e-r.nnRtahle was her prisoner, and that it was she who had taken him to the police station. The Bench made an order for the prisoner to be confined in Wadsley Asylum as a pauper lunatic, and she was induced to leave the court with Police-constable Wood on being told that she could consider him her prisoner and take him down to the police station. Obscene Language. Eliza Lvnr.b. nf Ontcnte Bank, who did not appear, was, on the evidence of Inspector Lord, fined 5s. and expenses for using ooscene language in Manchester-street, on the evening of the 16th inst. Throwing Water. Emma Scott (14), Colne-street, was charged with assaulting a neighbour, named Alice Johnson, on the 18th inst. Complainant stated that on the day in question the defendant, without any provocation having been given, threw a pail of water over her, and when complainant went ro asK ner why she had done so she threw another pail over her, subsequently throwing the mat at her in addition. Defendant said she threw the first quantity of water over the complainant accidentally, and she only threw the second pail after complainant struck her without giving her time to make an explanation. A fine of Is. with 12s. 6d. costs was imposed. Deserting a Wife and Family. Henrv Georee Ayrton (37), labourer, Outcote Bank, was charged by the Huddersfield Guardians with neglecting his wife and family. Mr. H. Ellam, relieving officer, stated that the prisoner went away in May last, and left a wife and three children, of the ages of five, three, and one, entirely unprovided for. The prisoner was committed to Wakefield Gaol for three months with hard labour. A Sad Case op Felony. Mary Ellen Nether-wood (27) and Laura Annie Armitage (27), married women, of Whitehead-lane, were placed in the dock on a charge of stealing two pots of jam, value Is., the property of John Benson, milk dealer and confectioner, of No. 4, Lockwood-road. According to the prosecutor's statement the prisoners had been in the habit of making small purchases at his snop lor the last few weeks. On Tuesday they both went in for a pennyworth of milk. In order to get this prosecutor had to stoop down, and thus lost sight of the prisoners. He missed the two glasses of jam, and before the prisoners had got far away from the shop re-called them, and each prisoner ultimately produced a glass of jam from underneath her shawl. Armitage admitted that she stole the jam, bat Netherwood said that all she did was to carry one glass at the request of Armitage. Both the prisoners and the mother of Netherwood pleaded hard for mercy, and the Bench ultimately decided to deal with the prisoners under the " First Offenders Act," and bound them over in their own recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon. A Remand. Edith Hallam (16), servant, of Spring Vale, Penistone, was placed in the dock on suspicion of having stolen a watch, the property of Miss Taylor, of West Hill. The prisoner went to the house of the prosecutrix on Tuesday in order to apply for a situation as domestic servant. She was left in the drawing-room alone for a short time, and after her departure the watch was missed. As the prisoner was the only person who had been in the room in the interval between the watch being seen and its loss discovered she was arreBted. The Chief Constable applied for a remand for a week, in order that enquiries might be instituted. Prisoner was asked if she had any cause to show why she should not be remanded, and in reply said that she knew where the watch was, explaining further that she last saw it on the sofa at the house where she lived. The remand was granted. LATEST TELEGRAMS HOME NEWS. BT TELEGRAPH PER PRESS ASSOCIATION AND VKOM OTHBM CORRESPONDENTS.) THE NEW GOVERNMENT. of Liberals will be held to-morrow, when the name of the proposed candidate will, m all probability, be submitted, it ut also expected tnat a Labour candidate will come forward. The rumours con necting Mr. John Morley 's name with the division as a possible Gladstonian candidate were renewed yesterday. THE CHOLERA. THE OFFICIAL LIST OF THE NEW MINISTRY. The following is the official list of the new Ministry, as approved by the Queen : Lord Chancellor. Lord Herschell. Secretary for India and) Lord President of the The Earl of Kimberley. Council ) te5F .!f...e...X;i Sir WilUam Harcourt. Secretary of State for the) n tt .iT Home Department ; ....m' H" H' Q-C S SS7 ...f!f....?!T fP Earl of Bosebery. Secretary for the Colonies The Marquis of Bipon. Secretary for War Mr. Campbell-Bannerman. Secretary for Scotland. ... Sir George Trevelyan. First Lord of the Admiralty Earl Spencer. Secretary for Ireland .... Mr. John Morley. Postmaster-General Mr. Arnold Morley. Mundella. President of the Local) M tt Government Board .... Mr. H. H. Fowler. Chancellor of the Duchy) Torv rr of Lancaster ) Mr-James Vice - President of the,, . . , , Committee of Council. . Arthur AclaDi- The above are members of the Cabinet. iMr.T. E. Ellis. J- Mr. B. K. Caustc "J Mr. W. A Macarthur. Hon. J. T. Hibbert. Junior Lord of the Trea sury Junior Lord of the Trea-1 Mr R Cauatm Junior Lord of the Trea sury Financial Secretary to the ) t , Treasury J 1 Political Secretary to the ) n rr tt vt; u u Treasurv f Rt- Hon- E- Marjonbanks. Paymaster-General Mr. Charles Seale Hayne. Secretary to the Admir-)Bt. Hon. Sir TJ. Kay- auy j onuiuewortn. UAffahfsa?!?!!?!.!i Mr- Herbert Gladstone. Cnder-Secretary for) a- w Foreign Affairs Sir Edward Grey. Under-Secretary for the) c , t, . Colonies f Sney Buxton. Under-Secretary for India Mr. George W. E. Russell. Under-Secretary for War Lord Sandhurst. Political Secretary of the 1M, m t, . Board of Trade: Bnrt Political Secretary of the ) C: nr n. rr Local GovernmentBoard Sur WaUer FoBter-President of the Board of) , Agriculture Herbert Gardner. Attorney-General Sir Charles Russell. Solicitor-General Mr. John Bigby. Lord Advocate of Scotland Bt. Hon. J. B. Balfour. Solicitor-General for Scot-) . . , lanjl A. Asner, Esq., Q.C. Viceroy of Ireland Lord Houghton. A kndT I?.!1!!!!! .f" S. The MacDermott, Q.C. Sland!;?.?.!ral. 8erieant Hemphill. Vice-Chamberlain of the)TT n B Household )Hon' C' K sPenc- c hS .?! .?!!. ..Be." G' Leve80n Gower- Lord Steward Marquis of Breadalbane. Lord Chamberlain Lord Carrington. Master of the Horse .... Oxenbridge. Master of the Buckhounds Lord Bibblesdale. Captain of the Corps of ) - v- Gentlemen-at-ArmS . ...J Lotd Vernon. CREDITORS' MEETING. 3's Adkins. mm Oi n- i- ijourneiu juih RE- ROBERT NAYLOR, MARSH, CLECK-HEATON, DYER. A meeting of the creditors of the above named debtor was held on Wednesday morning, at the Commercial Hotel, Heckmondwike. In consequence of the debtor having attempted to commit suicide, he was not present, but was represented by Mr. Clough, of Cleckheaton, solicitor. Mr. Crowther, of Gomersall, was voted to the chair. The local creditors interested were represented by Mr. John Freeman Dvson, of Huddersheld, chartered account ant. The statement ot anairs snowea : xjiamuties, 1.559 15s. 3d. : net assets, 889 3s. 4d. It was resolved to wind up the estate under a deed of assignment, which had already been executed, with a wimmittpfl of innnar.tinn consisting of Messrs. J. F. Dvson. Pickles. Levenskin. Richardson, and Crowther. SENSATIONAL ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. A sensational attempted suicide, the parallel of which has not been seen in Leeds for some time past, occurred in Hunslet on Wednesday afternoon. About a quarter to two a slenderly - built man entered the Hunslet branch of Messrs. Eastman and Co.'s., butchers premises, Hunslet -road. There was only the manager, Benjamin Ramsden, in the shop at the time, and this gentleman was busy cleaning the window. It is customary for him about midday to remove the meat from the window to a back portion of the shop until he has thoroughly cleaned the window. The stranger on entering asked for a quarter of a pound of sausage. The manager proceeded to the back portion of the shop to procure the sausage. Having secured the proper quantity he turned towards the man, and was astonished to Bee him sawing at his throat with the steak knife. Ramsden did not try to prevent the man in his attempt to take his life, fearing that he might turn round on him and inflict bodily harm. He" therefore ran across to the Hunslet Police Station, which is immediately opposite, and gave an intimation of what had occurred. Police-constable 180 Free, who was in the office at the time, proceeded back to the shop, and found the man with a large gash in his throat, and blood issuing. He at once removed the man to the police station, and telephoned for the ambulance. While detained at the station the man gave the name of John Varley (56), bachelor, painter, 12, Savage-street, Hunslet. Prior to the arrival of the ambulance efforts were made to staunch the wound and prevent the bleeding. The police-officer was partly successful in this attempt, and when the ambulance did arrive the bleeding had stopped considerably. Varley was removed to the infirmary, and in the evening was in a critical condition. NEW POSTAL ORDER REGULATIONS. A new regulation regarding postal orders has just been officially issued by the Jrostmaster-iienerai, which will be of considerable importance to business men. This states that on September 1st a new form of postal order will be brought into use in place of the present one, and the words " Not negociable " will be over-printed on the fresh form, ia order to indicate that it is to be used only for the purpose of making a direct remittance. A new regulation has also beer made, under which the holder of a postal order m. defer payment for any period not exceeding 10;days from the date issued, by writing across the face of the order the words " Payable after days ;" but in such case the name o a money -order office at which the order is desired to be paid must be inserted in the body. This regulation is printed on the face of the new order, and comes into operation also on September 1st, from which date, there fore, an order bearing tne words reierred to win not be paid until the specified period has expired. It is understood that these new regulations are made by the desire to stop the extensive theft of postal orders ; and it will not be surprising if, in actual working, thev prove so inconvenient as to con siderably check the use of these instruments of exchange. LONDON BUSMEN DECEIVING THE PUBLIC. Charles Pratt, a 'bus conductor, appeared on Tuesday, at the City of London Summons Court to answer a complaint that he had wilfully deceived people as to the destination of his bus. Jrohce constable Collins said that a gentleman complained to him that he had got into the defendant's 'bus to go to London-bridge, but on arriving at the JsanK Pratt turned all the people off his 'bus, saying they went no further that journey. Directly the defend ant saw the gentleman speaking to the witness he nlaeed a board on the :bus. upon which was " Bank onlv this journey. The defendant conducted an "odd ' 'bus. The defendant said he was summoned out of spite, because he had given evidence against the constable on the occasion of his summoning the the driver. He was doing a short journey, and ail buses had similar boards on. Alderman Wilkin There's vour 'bus with London-bridge on it in large letters, and then you turn round at the Bank and put a board with small letters on it, " Bank only. am not sure that it is legal to put up that board at all when you have London-bridge painted on the bus and m the table of fares. Defendant: 'iney all do it. Alderman Wilkin fined defendant 10s and roosts, with an alternative of seven day imprisonment. The appointments yet to be made include that of Judge Advocate-General, the Treasurer of the Household, the Lords-in-W siting, the Parliamentary Groom-in-Waiting, the Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard, and the Mistress of the Robes. NEW PRIVY COUNCILLORS. The Queen will hold a Council at Osborne, to-day, for the purpose of swearing-in a few new Privy Councillors, and signing documents previous to her departure for Scotland. ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON AND GRIMSBY. The cholera scare has to some extent taken possession of the minds of those responsible for the health of London. Dr. Collingridge, the medical officer to the Port Sanitary Authority, has already made arrangements for any emergency, and there is no telling the hour that the yellow flag may be flying on some vessel in the Thames and being obliged to remain in quarantine. A warning has been received that many thousands of Russian Jews are about to migrate into London, and this has put the authorities doubly on the watch. In conseauence of an ursrent telezraDhic communica tion from the Government, in view of the alarming outbreak of cholera at Hamburg, a special meeting of the Grimsby Sanitary Committee was held on Wednesday morning, and arrangements made for taking every precaution against the entry of the disease into the port. Dr. Thompson, from the Local Government Board, will supervise the arrangements. The customs and dock authorities are taking every precaution. THE HAWARDEN INSTITUTE FETE. Mr. Gladstone again attended the bazaar, flower show, and fete, which was continued on Wednesday in Hawarden Park. The weather being favourable there was again a very large attendance, including thousands of excursionists from Lancashire, Cheshire, and Lincolnshire. It is expected that the two days' fete will realise at least 1,000 towards rebuilding Hawarden Institute and Working Men's Beading Room. In the course of a very short speech, delivered late in the afternoon. Mr. Gladstone said he had been re-elected to Parliament that day, and, therefore, made a fresh start to do better in the future than in the nast. In response to a request by some of the visitors, Mr. Gladstone, at four o'clock, passed along the terrace. He afterwards went for a drive, and. through a further contingent of visitors while the band was playing " Britons never shall be slaves." PARTRIDGE SHOOTING PROSPECTS. The usual arrangements for the " First " . hoi made on most of the estates in Month T.inpnlnsVnS-a North Herts, and Bedfordshire. Reports from the preserves oi ijord Wiuoughby, Lord Kesteven, Lord Burghley, the Earl of Normanton, the Earl of Winchil-sea and Nottingham, Madame de Falbe, and the Marquis of Exeter, which afford some of the finest sport in England, are moBt favourable. The recent spell of fine weather did much to bring the birds to a state of maturity. It has been an average season for partridge hatching, and there is little or no trace of disease, so that the " First " is likelv to witness some good sport, the birds being strong' on the wing and in exceptionally good condition. The coveys in many instances exceed a dozen, bnt the average is eight to 10. FOREIGN. GERMANY. THE CHOLERA : 120 DEATHS. A Hamburg telegram of Wednesday says.-The cholera here is spreading rapidly. Fom- hundred cases have been reported durhie the last three days. Sixty-fire deaths occurred yesterday ; in all 120 deaths from the disease have been recorded up to this morninc. The authorities intend to close the port against arrivals from abroad. FATAL TRAPEZE ACCIDENT. A Berlin telegram of Wednesday say a : Tat night, at Pankow, an acrobat while performing on a trapeze, slipped and fell to the ground, together with his son, aged nine years. The man was killed on the spot, but the child was only slightly injured. MOROCCO. THE SULTAN AND THE REBELS. A telegram from Tangier on Wednsdav AAVit that the Sultan was highly incensed on receiving the news of the reverses and losses snstftinerl by the Imperial troops, and sent the following order by express messenger to the officer in command : " What are you doing ? Is Hamam King my equal that I should negociate with him ? Attack immediately. Raze Anghera, and exterminate the rebels." MEDICAL WOMEN. The British Medical JottrnaZ informs us that at an extraordinary general meeting of the members of the British Medical Association, held in accordance with the bye-laws of the association, at their offices, on Wednesday, to consider, and, if thought fit, to confirm, the resolution in favour of the admission of women to the association, passed at the Nottingham meeting, a resolution was submitted altering the fourth article of association by expunging the words, " No female shall be eligible for election as a member of the association " The chair was taken by Mr. Joseph White, of Nottingham, president of the association, and the resolution was carried by a large majority. ARMY RECRUITING. An official report, dated the 12th on Wednesday on the state of recruiting for the army during the first seven months of this year. It appears that during that period 23.067 recruits, all told. the army ; and that number compares with 19,059 in the corresponding seven months of 1891. The increase occurs in all the chief branches of the British establishment; and concurrently with the increase of recruits there is a slight decrease in the nnm W nf man trans. ferred to the army reserve, the numbers so transferred being 11,001 this year as compared with 11,891 in the corresponding months of last year. PORTUGAL. A PRETENDER ANNOUNCED. A Madrid telegram of Wednesday says: News of a disturbing character is to hand from Lisbon. It appears that the Miguelistas, who are in Portugal something like the Carlists in Spain, are about to take the political field and fight for power. The Miguelistas, who have remained in absolute retirement for many years, are no longer counted as a party of force. Now,' however, in view of the deep financial and other crises prevailing in Portugal, and believing that mc Muveub oi a xtepuDuc is close at nana, the Portuguese Pretender, of whose continued existence nobody appears to have made note, has resolved to come to the front and offer himself as the saviour of the country. His party is being re-organised, and a meeting of Miguelistas from all parts of Portugal is being arranged for, while as further evidence of the Pretender's earnestness, a newspaper is to be started forthwith. Don Miguel lives as an exile in Austria, and his ideas, similarly based to those of Don Carlos, are clerical and deeply Conservative. BATHING FATALITIES. On Wednesday a gentleman, on a visit from T.onilnri was bathing off the shore, near Sheernean hattrit.a when he was seized with cramp, and was drowned before assistance could be rendered him. The body has been recovered. Information reached Conast on Wednfnrln.v n.ahk that a boy, named Snowden, was bathing in the river Derwent, at Mosswood, about five miles distant, and seemed likely to drown. His mother, a widow, went to his rescue, and when she had placed her son on the bank, and noticed that life was extinct. h nVrmnd dead from excitement. RE-ELECTION OF MINISTERS. The Right Hon. W E. Gladstone was nominated on Wednesday for Midlothian, and, there being no opposition, was declared re-elected. Mr. Gladstone sent a letter of thanks to the electors of Midlothian on Wednesday. He says : " I beg you to accept my grateful thanks on your choosing me, for the seventh time, to represent you in Parliament. On my part no effort will be wanting to deserve the confidence I so highly value." Mr. Arnold Morley, Postmaster-General, was, on Wednesday, re-elected unopposed for East Nottingham. Mr. Rigby, Solicitor-General, was, on Wednesday, -elected unopposed for Forfarshire. Sir G. Trevelyan, Secretary of State for Scotland, was, on Wednesday, re-elected unopposed for the Bridgeton Division of Glasgow. The Hon. C. it. Spencer, Vics-Chamberlain, m the new Ministry, was, on Wednesday, re-elected unopposed for Mid-Northamptonahire. DERBY. THE RESULT OF THE POLL. The polling opened at Derby on Wednesday morning in rather unfavourable weather. Sir William Harcourt sought re-election on his appointment as Chancellor of the Exchequer, and was pposed by Mr. U armer-Atkinson, late Conservative member for Boston, whose candidature, however, was repudiated by local Conservative leaders, whose cause he professed to espouse. Little interest comparatively was taken in the proceedings. The counting of the votes took place at night, and the declaration of the result was made at 9-45 as follows : Sir W. Harcourt 6,508 Mr. Farmer-Atkinson 1,619 At Llandudno, on Wednesday, Lady Florence Hughes, wife of the Lord-Lieutenant of Flintshire, opened a fancy fair in aid of a fund for erecting a new church as a memorial to the late Duke of Clarence. Lord Mostyn has given the Bite and Lady Augusta Mostyn has subscribed one-third towards the building fund. Majority 4,889 The announcement wag received with no signs of excitement or surprise. Sir William Harcourt, in moving a vote of thanks to the returning officer, thanked his supporters, and said he must not forget return thanks to those who were strongly opposed to him in politics for the course they had pursued. In the absence of Mr. Farmer-Atkinson, who left for London before six o'clock, the vote of thanks was seconded by his agent. The successful candidate then spoke briefly to the crowd outside the building. Sir William Harcourt, speaking subsequently at the Liberal Club, declared the election to have been a farce throughout, lie would not refer to any of the painful circumstances attending it, for, having received no encouragement, they were not likely to be repeated. He did not wish to represent his majority as a party one, because it was largely due to the courtesy and for bearance of his opponents, but Derby had again proved itself thoroughly Liberal. NE WCASTLE-ON-TY NE. The eve of the poll at Newcastle has witnessed an increase or zeal on DOtn sines, xne candidates drove round the constituency and delivered brief addresses to groups of workmen. The Irish Secre tary and Mr. Ralli were interviewed by a Civil Service Federation representative yesterday, and the result is that the support of that body will be given to Mr. Morley. The United Trades Society has also published a manifesto m his favour. Ihe poll takes plaoe to-day, but the votes will not be counted unti! Friday morning. MERIONETHSHIRE. Mr. T. E. Ellis, who has been appointed one of the Junior Lords of the Treasury, has issued an address to the electors of Merionethshire, in winch he says that the new Liberal Ministry is the friendliest to Wales ever formed, is determined sincerely and strenuously to pass Irish, Welsh, and democratic measures, to accomplish which it is of the first importance that the Liberal ranks should be well organised and always ready, and that Ministers and members should be in sympathetic touch with one another. The re-election of Mr. Ellis, it is understood, will not be opposed. SOUTH LEEDS. A meeting of the executive of the South Leeds Conservative Association was held yesterday, at which it was resolved to contest the division at the forthcoming bye-election, rendered necessary by the elevation of Sir Lyon Playf air to the peerage. It was further decided to invite Mr. Reginald J. Neville to become the Unionist candidate. Mr. Neville, at the last election, reduced Sir Lyon Playfair's majority from 1,736 to 1,534. A meeting SAD DEATH FROM POISON. The Blackburn coroner, on Wednesdav morning. received information of the death of the wife of Mr. James Whittaker, a well-known contractor, under singular circumstances. Mrs. Whittaker had been suffering from the after effects of inflnen months, and during her husband's absence she drank a quantity oi carbolic acid, being discovered lying on the bed unconscious when her husband returned. Soon after the return of consciousness Mrs. Whittaker, who was only 25 years of age, expired in much pain. NARROW ESCAPE OF A POLICEMAN. At Wakefield, on Wednesday, Arthur Hick, a respectable lad from Primrose Hill, was charged with wantonly discharging a certain firearm in the street. Police-constable Watson, on the 16th inst., was standing at the top of Soothgate, Wakefield, when he heard the report of a pistol, and a bullet was embedded in the woodwork of a shop just above his head. Hick had fired the pistol from the top window of his master's premises. Defendant admitted the charge, and was let off with a warning on payment of 7s. costs. "TOMMY BURNS " IN YORK. On Wednesday morning (writes a York correspondent) "Tommy Burns," the champion high diver, swimmer, and runner of the world, "paid a flying visit from Southport Exhibition and dived from Lendal Bridge, which spans the Ouse in the centre of the city. About 10 o'clock, when " Tommy " rode down disguised, with his swimming costume underneath, three or four hundred people had assembled close to the bridge. Quickly divesting himself of his assumed attire, he mounted me parapet, ano leaped into the water beneath amid breathless silence. It was a splendid dive. The redoubtable Tommy only disappeared for a second or two, and on coming to the surface was received with tumultuous cheers by the crowd. He afterwards gave an exhibition of ornamental swimming. A NEW DOCK AT FLEETWOOD. A Fleetwood correspondent reports : For some time the dock accommodation at Fleetwood has been altogether inadequate for the requirements of shipping, and it is confidently asserted locally that the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company propose to build another and larger dock on the opposite side of the grain elevator. The directors inspected the place some weeks back, and it is now ascertained that plans for the new dock are being prepared. The present dock is crowded out with traffic. UNITED STATES. THE RAILWAY STRTKR A Buffalo telegram of Wednesday says : The switchmen on the Lackawana road, to the number of 125, struck yesterday, out of sympathy with the Buffalo strikers, and an hour later the switchmen on the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburg road followed. This leaves only the Michigan Central and the Grand Trunk roads unaffected by the strike. The switchmen on the latter road are not affiliated with the American Order, but are expected to be shortly, and it is thought that the strike will then reach to the American Pacific. A Reading telegram of Wednesdav savs : A daring attempt to wreck the express train from jmiaaeipnia took place yesterday. Four heavy timbers were placed across the track, but the driver saw them in time and slackened speed, with the result that only the engine left the rails, and no one was hurt. POLITICAL ITEMS. The London correspondent of the Dublin Independent (Parnellite) states that Mr. Gladstone has intimated that he deprecates .the prominence given to Mr. Healy, and desires his removal. Mr. Healv. however, relying on the support of Archbishop Walsh, will not withdraw from the struggle for position. The London Daily Chronicle mentions a rumour to the effect that Mr. Gladstone is likely to retire from the Premiership early in the spring, and that he will then be succeeded either by Sir W. Harceurt, or by a peer like Lord Rosebery or Lord Spencer. On Wednesday night Mr. Acland received a congratulatory address from the Rotherham Town Council, on his appointment as Minister of Education. The expenses of Mr. Joseph Arch, M.P., in con nection with his return for North-west Norfolk, amounted to 949, and those of Lord Henry Ben-tinck to 1,336. These sums included the High Sheriffs costs and the personal expenses of the candidates. For Mr. Gladstone to increase the number of Peers (says Mr. Labouchere in Truth) is to fly in the face of the political opinions of his party, and to give himself over, bound hand-and-foot, to its opponents. THE LATE DUKE OF MANCHESTER. A memorial service was held in the Abbey Church, at Bolton Abbey, on Wednesday afternoon, at 2-30, to the memory of the Duke of Manchester. There were present the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Lady Stanley, and the members of the household. The service was fully choral. The Rev. A. R Howes, MA., rector, officiated. Mrs. Ussher presided at the organ, and effectively rendered, " I know that my Redeemer livetb," and " The Dead March," from Said. Mr. Labouchere's indignation against Mr. Gladstone's Cabinet appointments knows no bounds. In Truth, on Wednesday, he asks : " Why are many made Cabinet Ministers who in their wildest dreams could only have hoped for subordinate posts ? That this will make Mr. Gladstone master in his Cabinet is unquestionable ; bnt in the House it will be otherwise. The decision of a Cabinet in which the best men can be voted down by peers and by supporters at all price will not there command the same respect as if the Cabinet had been composed of fewer and of more independent men. Surely men like Mr. Hunter, Mr. Cobbe, Mr. John Ellis, and Mr. Channing (not to mention others) had a better title to recognition than the pick of the finer gentlemen brigade." MR. LABOUCHERE AND THE MINISTRY. The Morning, of Thursday, savs : We are enabled to state, with all the authority possible, that had Mr. Labouchere's name been submitted to Her Majesty for any position in which he would not have been thrown in direct contact with the Queen, the country would not have been deprived of the capable services of the member for Northampton. We know, as a fact, that the Prime Minister overcame all possibility of difficulty by never even mentioning his name at Osborne. In short, if Mr. Labouchere has any ground for nosing as a martyr, it is not Her Majesty that has done him. this evil service, but his chief. THE TAILORS' LOCK-OUT. At a meeting of the Scottish branch of the Master Tailors' Association, in Edinburgh, on Wednesday, it was, after some discussion, resolved to recommend to the executive, that there should be no lock-out in Scotland. The movement for a lock-out of some 300 tailors in Hiton is likely to collapse altogether, the masters being uname to agree to a united course of action. A number of those employers engaged in the medium trade are not members of the association, aud will not join in the movement. SALE OF CRUISERS. The composite cruisers, Turquoise and Opal, belonging to the Sheerness Dockyard reserve, have been sold out of the Royal Navy as unfit for further service. Xheir hulls are m good condition, but. owing to their slow speed and obsolete armament, they were recently condemned as not worth the cost of refitting ior service uh enective snips oi war. EFFORT TO EVADE A CREDITORS' MEETING. On Wednesday morning Robert Naylor, master dyer, of Marsh, Cleckheaton, cut his throat at his residence. He was to have met his creditors at a private meeting. which had been called for Wednesday. Drs. Farrow and Sykes were immediately summoned, and have done what they can ior the unfortunate man, bnt the result is doubtful. THE SUICIDE OF A HOMERTON MANUFACTURER. At the Old Town-hall, Mare-street. Hacknev. an Wednesday, Dr. R. Macdonald, coroner for North east London, held an enquiry with reference to the death of James Hart, aged 19, a boot manufacturer, Homerton, and a member of the last School Board for London. The court was crowded. Mrs. Hart. the widow, stated that her husband had always been a healthy man. He had no trouble of anv kind, monetary or otherwise, and witness could not account for his committing suicide. Last Sunday he had his breakfast in bed, and when witness. left him soon after 10 o'clock, he appeared all right. About 11 o'clock witness went into the bedroom and found her husband lying on the floor with his tnroat cut. There was a closed bloodstained razor lying on the drawers. Charles James Hart and Percy Hart, two sons of the deceased, stated that the only reason they could assign for the unfortunate affair was ill-health. Sir Charles Russell, being sworn, stated that he had known the deceased for seven or eight years, and met him on Friday last ai; his request. He told the witness that he had been at Southsea, and that he must have taken some food there which seriously disagreed with him, and which led to violent fits of vomiting, succeeded bv severe diarrhoea. This continued for some con siderable time, and had greatly affected his spirits. ne seemed penectiy calm and collected, though depressed. He went thoroughly into his affairs with witness, and from the statement he made there was no reason why he should have considered himself in a position of serious embarrassment. The jury returned a verdict of suicide during temporary insanity, and expressed their sympathy with tho relatives of the deceased. FATAL BOILER EXPLOSION. Early on Wednesday morning one of three boilers connected with the coke ovens at the Grange Colliery, near Sheffield, exploded. The engine tenter was killed on the spot, and a large amount of damage done. One portion of the boiler was h-orled a considerable distance, and fell on the railway. The cause of the explosion is unimowu. Robert Gibson (36). nlatelaver, was found on the rail. way near Berwick on Tuesday night shockingly injured, and died on Wednesday morning. The deceased leaves a widow and seven children. Pabtnebship Dissolved. George Pilkington and! William Isherwood, Hazlehurst, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, contractors; James Thornely, John Cameron, Thomas Heath Thornely, and James Lamport Thorneley, solicitors ; so far as regards James Thornely; Archibald Barrett Moore and Charles Joseph Greaves 51, Mosley-street, Manchester, commission agent.
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