31 August 1901
PUBLICAN IN TROUBLE
Went to "See About a Dog"
At the Ashton County Police Court on Wednesday,
Willoughby WOODIWISE, landlord of the Heroes of
Waterloo Hotel, Mossley-road, Hartshead, was summoned
for opening licensed premises for the sale of
intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours,
and the following were charged with being on licensed
premises during prohibited hours Edward
CASTLE, Ralph ROBERTS, ASHWORTH and ROBINSON.
All the defendants pleaded not guilty.
Superintendent HEWITT stated that
on Sunday morning, the 7th inst, two constables
were directed to watch the house occupied by the
defendant, opposite the barracks. Constable
MARSHALL stated that at 9.15 on the morning in
question he saw a man going in the direction of
the back door of defendants house. At 10
minutes past 10 he saw defendants ROBINSON and
ROBERTS going in the same direction. At 10.15,
in company with Constable WALLS, he visited the
house, and the defendants ROBINSON and ROBERTS
were in the act of leaving the back door. ROBINSON
was in the act of passing his hand across his
mouth, as if he had just had a drink.
On asking them what business they
had in the house, ROBERTS said they had been about
a dog. Witness and the other officer went in at
the back door, which was open at the time, and
a man named OLDFIELD was in the bar. Asked why
the defendants had been there he hesitated for
some time whereupon ROBERTS said "about a
dog" and the barman replied "Yes, about
a dog." There was a pint pot on a form containing
a small quantity of beer and some froth on the
top. The barmans attention was drawn to
it and he said it had been left there the night
previous. Asked where the landlord was, the barman
replied that he was in bed.
Whilst the names of the two defendants
were being taken CASTLE and ASHWORTH came in,
and on being asked what business they had in the
house CASTLE replied, "Weve come about
a ferret," and ASHWORTH pulled out some nets
from his pocket. Another man came in, went straight
to the bar, called for a pint of beer, and produced
some coppers. The barman took no notice of him
and witness went to him and took his name, which
was John WILLIAMS. The address which he gave was
unsatisfactory, and they looked him up, and he
had since been dealt with.
The landlord came downstairs and
there were several others in the parlour, but
they appeared to be bona-fide travellers, and
they took their names. The landlord made no reply
when told he would be reported. All the defendants
lived within the three miles limit. ASHWORTHs
proper name was William KNIGHT. The barman afterwards
said he only came on that morning, and was not
waiting on the previous night. Constable
WALLS gave corroborative evidence.
Defendant WOODIWISE said that the
dog referred to belonged to Colonel SPURGIN, and
he had it under treatment for a disease. ROBERTS
was the colonels groom and had simply been
to see how the dog was progressing. Defendant
CASTLE said he always went to the house on Sunday
mornings to clean up, and this statement was corroborated
by a labourer named JOHNSON. Defendant ASHWORTH
said he was there in the capacity of a professional
rat catcher, and ROBINSON said he went with ROBERTS
to see about the dog. The cases were dismissed,
defendants being warned to be exceedingly careful
Proposed Closing and Resignation of the Superintendent
A repetition of the disorderly scenes which
occurred at the Soldiers Convalescent Home,
Fairfield, a year ago, took place recently, and
as a result it was thought probable the institution
would be closed. Complaints have been made of the
conduct of the soldiers, and on several occasions
police officers on the Manchester-road beat have
discovered drunken men lying on the footpath. A
rule of the home is that all inmates should be in
by eleven oclock, but this has frequently
Sergeant-major ASTON, the superintendent,
remonstrated with the delinquents, and several
men were dismissed. A discharged militiaman entered
the home a fortnight ago, and when asked to take
his turn in the washing up of crockery he refused
and left the house. With two other men he returned
after eleven oclock in an intoxicated condition.
He refused to go to bed and assaulted the superintendent.
At one oclock he retired, but unfortunately
it was afterwards ascertained he
took with him a bottle of whisky.
He partook liberally of the liquid,
and in the morning was in a worse state than ever.
Upon seeing Sergeant-major ASTON he grappled with
him and dragged him over the home. He also twisted
a servants arm and struck her several times.
Eventually he was ejected. Superintendent ASTON
reported the matter to the committee, and he also
tendered his resignation. This was accepted, and
a motion that a meeting be held next week to consider
whether the home should be closed was also carried.
The meeting was held at the Home
on Monday evening. Mr James SAXON presided, and
there were present Councillor James POLLITT (Fairfield),
Councillor J JONES (Longsight), Councillor John
WHITEHEAD (Ashton), Messrs DOOTSON, GARDNER, AXON,
McDERMOTT, DYSON, BRADSHAW, HULLY, McGOWAN, LEES,
SCHOFIELD, WINROW; and later on, the Rev W A PARRY
It was purely a business meeting.
The question of closing the Home was discussed
fully and temperately, and it was ultimately resolved
that as the unruly inmate had been discharged,
and there was now no likelihood of the turbulent
scenes, it was not necessary to proceed to extremes.
Mr James SAXON read letters from absent members
of the committee expressing strong hopes that
an effort would be made to keep the Home open
for a few months longer, as the work, though difficult
and delicate, was humane and patriotic in character.
He pointed out, as his own opinion, that should
the committee decide to close the Home difficulty
would be experienced in disposing of the funds
at present in the bank.
Mr JONES moved that the Home should
be kept open and the decision was resolved.
FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS AT
An inquest was held at the Astley Arms, Ashton,
on the body of John William MATHER, aged 63, hawker,
of St Peters-street, who fell downstairs on
Thursday morning at 2.30 and died about 10 pm the
Clara Gertrude MATHER, the daughter
of deceased, said her father was a hawker of drapery.
A week on Saturday her mother had gone away and
witness was alone at home with her father, who
followed up his occupation as usual up till Wednesday
night when he came home at eight oclock.
They both went to bed at the same time. Witness
went to sleep, and at about half-past two on Thursday
morning she was awakened by hearing a noise. She
went towards her fathers room and said,
"Of dada, where are you?" and he replied
"I am here." He was groaning.
She got a light and went down the
stairs. She found him then lying on his back,
with his feet upward and his head leaning against
the door at the bottom of the stairs. She asked
him what he had been doing, and his reply was
"I dont know, love; your dadas
dying." He did not remember getting out of
bed or anything till he found himself at the bottom
of the stairs. She then called in Mrs BATTY and
Dr GUNN, and he was put to bed suffering greatly.
His spine was broken, and there was a bruise on
the back of his head. He was conscious up till
four oclock on the Friday morning. He could
not tell them why he got up as he did not remember
what had happened. He was not in the habit of
getting up in his sleep, and he was both sober
and healthy. Witness was greatly affected while
giving evidence, and had to be led from the room.
Mary Jane BATTY, residing at 24
St Peters-street said the deceased came
to their door at eight oclock on Wednesday
night, and made a remark about the weather. He
came again at 11 oclock for a jug. At about
2.30 she was brought into the house and saw deceased
lying at the bottom of the stairs. The Coroner
said it seemed a very simple and straightforward
case, and there was no doubt it was an accident.
The only strange thing was the fact that he did
not remember getting up.
EXTRAORDINARY RAILWAY ACCIDENT
A Hulme Mans Terrible Experience
The proprietor of a fried fish and tripe shop
in Medlock-street, Manchester, Alfred OAKLEY, is
lying at the Infirmary suffering from injuries sustained
in a most extraordinary railway accident. He had
been paying a visit to some friends in Chorlton-cum-Hardy
on Friday, and caught a train back to town about
nine oclock in the evening. He only succeeded
in catching the train as it was leaving the station,
and while putting his umbrella on the rack he overbalanced
himself and fell through the door, which had been
left open, on to the line. Almost before he was
aware that an accident had taken place the wheels
of the carriages had passed over the ankle of his
When the train had passed he scrambled
on to the embankment as well as he was able, and
though suffering agonising pain, he remained conscious.
He shouted out to the drivers of passing trains,
but his cries were unheard, and there he lay,
with his foot nearly off, and suffering from the
shock of the accident and the cold of the night
until six oclock in the morning nine
hours. It was fortunate that the night was so
cold, for it was this and the mans clumsily
arranged bandages that prevented him from bleeding
He was found in a very weak condition
in the morning by a porter, and with the utmost
sang froid he beseeched his rescuer to at once
cut his foot off with his knife. Naturally, the
porter refused to do this, and took immediate
steps to have him removed to the Manchester Infirmary.
He arrived at the institution in a cheerful state,
and appeared quite relieved when he was told that
his foot would have to be amputated. His progress
since the operation has been highly satisfactory,
and altogether the officials of the institution
regard the mans recovery as one of the most
remarkable that has come under their notice.
A DUKINFIELD TRADEMANS
Sad Matrimonial Case at the Stalybridge Police Court
Defendant Ordered to be Medically Examined
At the Stalybridge Police Court on Monday, John
Wm ROWLEY, formerly a partner in a firm of ironfounders
at Dukinfield, was placed in the dock on a charge
of using threats towards his wife, Mary Hall ROWLEY,
on 13th August. When the charge was read out, defendant
replied, "It is wrong."
Mr Fred THOMPSON appeared on behalf
of Mrs ROWLEY, and said the case was an unfortunate
domestic dispute, and it would be necessary to
go into details in order to explain matters. Mrs
ROWLEY was known to all of them as the daughter
of a highly respectable tradesman in Stalybridge,
whilst her husband, the defendant in the dock,
was ten years ago a gentleman in a very good way
of business, he being a partner in a firm of ironfounders
at Dukinfield Hall. He thought he need not say
anything more on that point beyond mentioning
that ROWLEY had nothing to do with the business
The defendant began to conduct himself
in an improper manner, and three or four years
ago he took to drink. When sober ROWLEY was a
good husband and good father, but unfortunately
he was nearly always drunk. He would not work,
though when he did he could earn good money. Matters
came to a climax when Mrs ROWLEY, for her own
protection, left him and the house of furniture
just as it was, and went to live in Stalybridge.
Defendant was at that time "on
the racket" and later on turned up at Stalybridge
very penitent, and his wife took pity on him and
received him back. They lived together two years
but matters had become so bad that she would not
live with him any longer. When defendant had money
in his pocket he "went the game large";
when he had no money he was penitent.
A week last Tuesday he came home
drunk about three oclock in the afternoon.
His dinner the same as that which was prepared
for the family he took exception to, and
he commenced to prepare some concoction for himself.
Mrs ROWLEY remonstrated with him, whereupon he
pitched the crust through the window into the
yard. (Defendant: The window was open.)
He also ran at her with a pan in his hand, and
threatened to smash it on her head. Naturally,
complainant was in fear, and a neighbour coming
into the house defendant went away.
Mrs ROWLEY then consulted him and
a letter was sent to defendant telling him to
keep away from the house which was in his wifes
name. He kept away until last Saturday morning
about one oclock when he again appeared
on the scene and created a row. He gave his wife
two minutes in which to come downstairs to let
him in, and as she did not do so he proceeded
to smash the windows. Having done this, he cleared
The same day Mrs ROWLEY came to
Mr THOMPSONs office and whilst there defendant
turned up. Mr THOMPSON asked him to go away half
a dozen times and also told him that his wife
was afraid to leave the office while he stood
there. Defendant declined to go away, and when
told that a warrant would be secured for his arrest
he still refused to go. Mr THOMPSON went to the
magistrates clerks office, and having
secured the signature of a magistrate to a warrant,
defendant was approached, and he voluntarily went
across to the police office.
He was then told that as far as
his wife was concerned she was quite agreed that
he should have bail, and if he could secure a
surety for his good behaviour he could be set
at liberty. Defendant was indifferent, and he
was accordingly locked up. Mrs ROWLEY did not
want her husband punishing; she did not want him
sending to prison; all she desired was that the
defendant should be bound over to be of good behaviour.
And Im afraid at this point,
my copy of the story gets difficult to read, but
I would be happy explore it further if it means
anything to anyone. Ed.
ALLEGED MILK ADULTERATIONS
At the Ashton Borough Police Court on Monday,
Phillip NORMINTON, Margaret-street, was summoned
for selling a pint of milk no of the quality demanded
on the 16th July. Mr Harold HYDE said he appeared
on behalf of Mr POTTER, in whose name the information
was laid, under section 6 of the Food and Drugs
Act, 1875, the provisions of which would be familiar
to their worships: "No person shall sell to
the prejudice of the purchaser any article of food
or any drug which is not of the nature, substance,
and quality of the article demanded by such purchaser,
under a penalty not exceeding £20."
In this case Mr POTTER, the sanitary
superintendent, visited the premises of the defendant
on the 16th July last and purchased a pint of
milk, paying 11/2d, for
the purpose of analysis. The milk was divided
in the normal way into three samples, one of which
he left with the defendant, the second he sent
to the borough analyst, and the third he now produced,
from the dairyman or farmer from whom the defendant
obtained the milk. He did so with the result that
the sample from the dairyman contained 8.85 per
cent of non fatty solids. These were shortly the
facts of the case.
He need not point out the petty
meanness of the offence, but it struck at the
poorer class of people who were unable to defend
themselves. It also affected the efficacy of the
doctors and medical men. If the Bench were satisfied
from the evidence that an offence had been committed
he asked them to mark their sense of it and inflict
such a penalty as would deter the defendant and
other persons from committing offences of this
character in future.
Mrs NORMINTON appeared to answer
the charge, and she said she thought it would
have been fairness to her if Mr POTTER had taken
the dairymans milk at the door when he took
her own. It would have taken the blame off her
shoulders. It was nothing they had done to the
milk. Mr HYDE pointed out there was 16 per
cent of added water. The Chairman, in fining
the defendant 10s and costs remarked that it was
a case of a very serious character. People were
entitled to have what they believed to be right.
ALLEGED UNLAWFULLY WOUNDING
Magisterial Proceedings at Hyde
At Hyde County Police Court on Monday, George
RADY, of Dukinfield, was summoned by James NIELD,
also of Dukinfield, for assault on the 23rd August.
RADY, in company with NIELD and others, went to
the Staff of Life Inn, and it appeared there had
been an old grievance between them which had been
reaped up on the date in question with the result
that a scuffle took place in which it was alleged
that RADY was kicked over the eye with a pair of
clogs. Information was given to the police, but
the prisoner in the meantime had absconded.
The next morning the prisoner came
to the police station and said to witness (Superintendent
COOPER) "I have come to give myself up through
the bother I had last night." Witness sent
a constable to the complainant to say that if
he wished to take any proceedings he could do
so. The result was that a warrant was taken out
by the complainant and RADY was apprehended.
James NIELD, of 27 Cooper-street,
Dukinfield, said that on Friday he was in the
Staff of Life Inn, Dukinfield, at twenty minutes
to eleven. There would be about nine persons in
the tap room. About nine oclock there had
been some little difference between them, which
led up to the difference which took place at 10.40.
About that time the prisoner said to him "You
have got a lot of lip, and if you use it to me
I shall thump you." Witness replied "If
it was anybody else as big as yourself you would
not thump him." Prisoner then struck him
with his clenched fist. He (witness) got hold
of his (prisoner') right leg, but prisoner
"shoved" his head down and punched him with his
clog. He had hold of prisoners right leg,
and he (prisoner) kicked him with his left foot.
The clogs produced were similar
to those which the prisoner had on when he kicked
him. He was about two and a half yards from the
fender. He was stunned by the kick, and Charles
GREAVES picked him up, bathed his eye, and afterwards
took him home. He was attended by Dr PARK, who
put several stitches in his head.
Charles GREAVES, 39 St Marks-street,
Dukinfield, said he was in the tap room on the
day named. There would be about 18 of them in
the room. He heard angry words pass between RADY
and NIELD. The latter said to the prisoner "Tha
conna lick me." He had never heard any previous
conversation. They had a set to and closed immediately.
They both fell on the floor together. He was sure
about any kicking. He saw some blood and concluded
that there must have been some kicking. NIELDs
eye was covered in blood, and he took him into
the back yard and bathed it in water. He afterwards
accompanied him home and placed him on the sofa.
Continuing, witness stated that
he could not say that RADY had clogs on. NIELD
ran at him a second time, and both fell a second
time near the fender in a corner of the room.
They were both bleeding. There was blood on the
floor of the house. He never saw blood on the
George NIELD, of 2 Hill-street,
Dukinfield, said that he heard words passed between
James NIELD and the prisoner. RADY was wearing
a pair of clogs with round toes. They were narrower
toes than the clogs produced. He was a brother
of the complainant. John BULLOCK, 27 Cooper-street,
a collier, said he saw NIELD and RADY. They seemed
on good terms for some time. RADY was wearing
round toed clogs. The reason he noticed the clogs
was because he got up to light his pipe and slipped.
He was a relations of NIELDs.
Mr WESTBROOK: What relation are
you? Witness: I married his sister and he married
mine. Mr GARFORTH: You are a double-barrelled
Elijah OSBALDISTON said he was the
licensee of the Staff of Life Inn, and was in
the room during the quarrel. NIELD ran at RADY
and they had a scuffle, and he went out to see
if he could find a policeman. It was over when
he went back. RADY was wearing shoes. Both were
bleeding over the eye.
gave evidence as to serving the summons and when
he charged RADY he replied "I didnt
kick him." He asked the prisoner where his
clogs were and he replied "At my lodgings."
Asked what kind of clogs they were he said they
had round toes and fastened with a clasp. He went
to prisoners lodging, and the landlady handed
him the clogs produced in his presence, and prisoner
said they were the only pair he had.
George RADY said he was wearing
his shoes. There were several people in the tap
room. NIELD had scorned the singing of one man
and had often interfered. NIELD had been asked
several times to be quiet. About twenty minutes
to eleven witness was standing in the middle of
the floor lighting his pipe when NIELD got hold
of both his legs and they fell, witness being
at the bottom. He did not kick NIELD. When they
got up NIELD ran at him a second time. Both were
bleeding when they got up.
Edward WALKER said that he lived
at 2 Leech-street, Dukinfield. NIELD had been
wranglesome all the evening and was repeatedly
asked to be quiet. NIELD called RADY "a soft
he and NIELD had a scuffle during which NIELD
fell on the fender and cut his eye.
Mr KERFOOT said that they had decided
to dismiss the case. The quarrel had evidently
arisen through drinking in a public house, and
that sort of thing was very discreditable to the
landlord. The bench hoped that it would be a warning
to all those who were concerned in the case, and
that nothing similar would occur again.
ACCIDENT TO MR JAMES MAWDSLEY
We regret that on Sunday morning an accident
befell Mr James MAWDSLEY, general secretary of the
Operative Spinners Amalgamation, at his residence,
Taunton Bank, Ashton-under-Lyne. Just before dinner
he had one leg in the washbowl when the bottom gave
way, letting him through, owing, it is supposed,
to the bath being cracked. Dr TWOMEY was at once
sent for, and on his arrival it was found that Mr
MAWDSLEY had been very badly cut about the legs
and body by the jagged edges of the bath, several
of the wounds requiring stitching, and the bone
being bared on the right knee. The injuries are
of such a severe nature that it is expected Mr MAWDSLEY
will be confined to his house for some weeks before
the wounds are sufficiently healed to permit of
his getting about again.
THE INCORPORATED SOCIETY
The results of the summer examination in pianoforte
playing and musical theory, held in Manchester last
month, have come to hand. Among the candidates sent
in for the examination from this district, and prepared
by Mr WRIGLEY, the organist of the Parish Church,
there are no failures.
The following are the names of the
pupils who contributed to this excellent result:
Preparatory: Florence ASPDEN (honours), Gladys
BYROM (honours), Dorothy HAMPSON, Marion SMETHURST.
First grade: Lizzie LEARMOUTH (honours), Evelyn
FOXALL, Olive BECKHURST. Second grade: Suzie BARBER.
Third grade: Annie ADAMS.
As it is well known that the examinations
are both thorough and fair, the presence of two
examiners in the room preventing the decision
upon the merits of a candidate from being left
to the caprice of a single individual, the success
of Mr WRIGLEYs pupils is one which both
they and their teacher have every reason to be
CRUELTY TO COWS AT ASHTON
How They are Doctored for the Market
At the Ashton Borough Police Court on Monday,
an Irish cattle dealer from County Roscommon, named
Edward HANSON was summoned for cruelty to two cows
on the 8th instant. On the name being called
the defendant, a typical Irish cattle jobber, came
briskly forward with a jaunty air, and said with
a pronounced brogue, "Here sorr, where oive
nivver been in my life before." The Deputy-Clerk:
You are charged with cruelty to two cows.
Defendant: An it is two ye say. I thought
it was only one, bedad. The Deputy-Clerk:
There are two separate summonses. Are you guilty
or not guilty. Defendant: Sure, oi dont
know phat; the man is talkin about
two cows. Tell the gentlemin phat it is for.
The Deputy-Clerk: He is going to do.
Inspector POCOCK, RSPCA, informed
the bench that the offences occurred on one day,
but at two different periods of the day.
The Deputy-Clerk: They are two separate offences.
Inspector POCOCK said that was so, and proceeded
to say the prosecution was taken by the Royal
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
against a practice which, he was sorry to say,
was getting practically the upper hand of him
at the local cattle fairs. It was the practice
of allowing too much milk to accumulate in the
udders of the cows offered for sale in order to
enhance their value in the eyes of the purchasers.
During the time he had been stationed
in this district he and the Ashton police had
cautioned the whole of these Irish dealers that
this practice must be stopped, as it was cruelty
to the cows. It had not had any effect, and they
had taken advantage of his leniency. The facts
of the present case were that on the 8th August
he was on the Ashton fair ground, and saw the
defendant there with a number of cows. Amongst
them was a white cow very much overstocked with
milk. He told defendant the cow must be eased
at once, and he said he would see to it. Instead
of doing so he sent the cow away, and did not
do anything to ease her at all.
The defendant knew perfectly well
the law and the consequences, for he had explained
it to him. The bench had power to send him to
prison for three months without the option of
a fine. He wished these cattle dealers to keep
within the bounds of the law. It was not for him
to catch them; they should keep themselves right.
On asking the defendant where the
white cow was he replied "Well, sor, Ive
sold it." The cow was overstocked, the udder
was very much distended, and the teats looked
almost as if they had been polished. Its back
was arched, and it had been bellowing at intervals
as if in great pain. In the opinion of the witness
the cow had not been milked since the previous
day. He asked defendant when it had been milked,
and he said "You know enough."
Defendant: Im thirty years coming to this
country, my lord, an never appeared in a
polis court before in England or Oireland. Oi
have three witnesses, one is here, and theres
A witness, evidently a drover, was
sworn, and he gave evidence that after the inspector
had seen the cow witness took her behind the Ashton
Hotel, borrowed a bucket from the ostler, and
milked her. The ostler stood there and saw her
milked. Inspector: When you took the cow
behind the Ashton Hotel what condition was she
in? She wanted milking. You say you borrowed
a bucket off the ostler, and he saw you milk her?
Yes. Is he here? No. If he told me
he never saw you milk the cow is he telling the
truth? No, he is speaking an untruth.
Thomas LOMAS, farmer, Mottram, said
he purchased the cow and milked her himself, not
clean out, but milked her. He took sufficient
out for the cow to walk comfortably home. The
cow was in the yard of the Ashton Hotel an hour
and a half. Inspector POCOCK: If that be
so how was it that the cow was gone when I came
with Dr NEW half an hour after I saw it on the
Market Ground? Witness: I dont know,
but I say it was there an hour and a half.
Defendant was then next charged
with cruelty to a second cow. Inspector
POCOCKL said that at one oclock the same
day he saw the defendant on the Market Ground
with a red cow. He told defendant he had spoken
to him about the cow before, and as he had done
nothing with it he should have to report the matter.
Defendant then said, "Well, sir, you have
caught me properly with the red cow." Witness
asked defendant "What about that plug?"
He said "Its a fair catch, and Im
not going to tell you anything." He saw that
plugs had been put upon the teats, and they were
put there for the purpose of preventing milk coming
away from the cow.
The udder was distended, and the
hind legs outstretched, and the animal seemed
to be suffering excruciating pain. The whole idea
was to make the animal more valuable in the eye
of the purchaser. He requested defendant to take
the plugs out of the teats, but some other man
had slipped round to the opposite side of the
cow and taken them out. Defendant: Oh, Lord,
what kind of plug do ye say? Sure, it was no plug
at all, yer honour. The cow had a bit of a sore
tate through scrapin it wid a woire fence
at home. I am thirty years coming to Ashton market
and never summoned before.
Constable MORTON said he was
with Inspector POCOCK, and saw a man take something
off the hind teat of the cow. Defendant:
Sure, these younger people are getting smarter.
The poorer a man is, the more wather there is
thrown upon him. The Chairman told defendant
he would be fined 10s and costs in each case.
When told that the total fines and costs amounted
to £2 4s, defendant opened his daylights, dived
into his breast, pulled out a bag containing a
lot of gold, paid the amount and spat on the change
as he received it, and retired, saying "It
wont go far until I drink it to-night."