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THE QUEEN'S RETURN TO WINDSOR.

FATAL COLLIERY EXPLOSION.

*mm THE SUNDERLAND DISASTER.

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mm THE SUNDERLAND DISASTER. At a meeting of the relief sub-committee it has been decided to pay in all cases the funeral expenses in con- nexion with the burial of the children who lost their lives through the terrible disaster in the Victoria-hall, this relief to comprise the payment of the burial fees, the cost of the coffins, and a hearse or coach, where such were used, and in special cases of distress assist- ance will be provided. The Primitive Methodist Conference at South Shields has forwarded, through the President, to the Mayor of Sunderland S143 Is. 6d. for the relief fand, as an expression of its practical sympathy with the bereaved parents and guardians. The total amount received by Mr. F. M. Bowey, the Town Clerk and hon. treasurer of the fund, up to Saturday evening was 21,665 lle. 6id.. which Included the j650 donation sent by Her Majesty the Queen. On Saturday the Mayor of Sunderland received the following letter from the Queen Balmoral, June 21. Sir,—I have to thank you for your letter and for the telegrams, all of which I have laid before the Queen. Her Majesty expressed a wish to contribute to any fund that might be raised to relieve the distress caused by this calamity, but I imagine that the nature of the accident was such as does not call for the exercise of charity. I should add that Her Majesty is not able to contribute to a memorial of the event, as by a long established rule the Queen never takes part in any memorial. But as I perceive in the papers that as- sistance is being granted to some of the necessitous in cash, I have "mentioned this to the Queen, who has commanded me to send you 2M for that purpose. I have the honour to be, Sir, your obedient ser- vant, II H. F. PONSONBY. The Mayor of Sunderland." The following letter was received from the Bishop of Newcastle:— BeveriU Tower, Newcastle, June 22. "My dear Sir,—I would like to be allowed to add a contribution, though I fear it must be a small one, to the fund that is being raised at Sunderland, and to ex- press my most deep and warm sympathy with those who have suffered such terrible anguish under this sudden and awful bereavement.—Pam, Sir, yours very faithfully, E. R. NEWCASTLE." The Bishop of Newcastle encloses with this letter a cheque for 25. The Mayor of Sunderland has forwarded the follow- ing letter in reply to the communications from her Majesty the Queen :— Mayor's Chamber, Sunderland, June 23, 1883. "Sir,—Will you please convey to the Queen my deep sense of obligation for her donation of .£50 towards the fund for the relief of the distress occasioned by the lamentable catastrophe of Saturday last at the Vic- toria-hall, and my assurance on the part of my native town of our appreciation of Her Majesty's affectionate and timely sympathy ? It was no small satisfaction to the Mayoress and myself on Saturday last to be able to impart, to many of the Botrow-stricken parents upon whom we were able to call, the tidings that in their hour of grief they had the heartfelt sympathy of the Queen of England. Many a mother has had her load of sorrow lightened from the knowledge that she was not forgotten by one who herself has had to endure the anguish of bereavement. I am glad to be in a position to assure Her Majesty that the immediate wants of those parents who have lost their loved ones have been specially inquired into, and suitable relief afforded. Each case has been considered upon its individual merits, and while every effort has been made to afford ample relief, due care has been taken to avoid extravagance. I am still unable to speak positively as to the number of children who have sustained injuries, but I am led to believe that the majority of these cases are progressing satisfac- torily. I shall be at all times happy to communicate to Her Majesty any additional information.—I have the honour to remain your obedient servant, J. W. WAYMAN, Mayor. Sir H. F. Ponsonby, Windsor."

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