7 JULY 1894, Page 11

It is right that we should mention that the conviction

of Sir W. W. Wynn, by the Magistrates of Albrighton, for -cruelty to a horse, has been quashed on appeal to the Shrop- shire Quarter Sessions. That court held, on a careful review of the evidence, that Sir Watkin, in punishing his horse so severely, was endeavouring to prevent its rearing in the usual way. The effort made in the House of Commons to deprive Sir W. W. Wynn of his seat on the Bench and his Lord- Lieutenancy, falls therefore to the ground. We acquitted Sir Watkin before of intentional cruelty, and have no doubt the severe lesson he has received will warn not only him, but -all other horsemen in Wales, that in the present condition of -opinion animals must be educated with less of violence and 'temper. We can remember when even dogs were taught obedience by beatings which now would certainly draw down a prosecution. So also, says Mr. Westall, were children in Lancashire, If we could only get rid of cant, as we are getting rid of cruelty, there would be hope for the world.