MR GLADSTONE ON MEN fAL CULTURE. Ttte ahova institution, which has recently been estab- for the purpose of promoting adult education by fianq of evening classes, held its first meeting for the tt'stribution of prizes on Saturday afternoon, at the college buildings, Castle-street, Hinover-street, Long- ?re- The chair was taken by the Rev W. G. Humphry, 'car,'of the parish of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields; the 0<iy of the hall in which the company assembled |was ccapied by some young women and a number of young r?8n. belonaing apparently to the more respectable artisan ^8; and the proceedings derived an unusual amount of Merest from the presence of Mr Gladstone, who it was aan°anced, was to perform the principal part in the day's Ceremonial. After a few introductory observations from the Chair O)al1, and a statement made by Mr Coldwell. the hon. secretary, Wjth respect to the objects and the labours of institution, Mr Gladstone, who came forward amidst cordial peering, addressed the meeting as follows:—It was n^t "'thout a sensation of alarm that I read to-day that an r^ress to the students of this college would be delivered me, for, in truth, I cannot upon this occasion pretend do anything more than offer what, in substance, founts to an assurance of goodwill and sympathy in J,0"* undertaking. But that assurance I give you with utmost sincerity. My rev. friend in the chair gives tne credit for finding an opportunity of assisting at your [feedings to-day; but I feel that anything 1 can do for community in which I live, by direct personal ,!l0n, and in what I may call a private and a local ,pbere, is hut lamentably little. That little, however, I gf1 Prepared to do with great cheerfulness and great Sincerity. I am sure you will be good enough to give tQ°se who lead such a life as I lead credit for at any rate W ful'y withholding from their fellow-citizens and .n»-f!hristiaiia nnv nerval aid which it may bain e»e'.r. Power to bestow. You know that we lead an w7\lt'nl?, an absorbing, and an exhausting life, and that 8 have but a very small residuum of time and of strength our command for the discharge of any other than what called our public duties. This is an apology which 1 0e K!9c* t0 have an opportunity of making upon this ftiCah*°n; but I fpel that it ought to extend much th- for when I think how many there are—and in thi8 °RSe *take more particularly the class of clergymen as conspicuous of all—who are sed ulously labouring, 0 ji his sphere, to promote the great work of Chris- IRising and civilising this vast community and when 8,reroember how miserably small and insignificant a tfjTe of personal co operation it is in my power and in Wit Ovver of many others placed in the same position 1,10 *° °^er 'or attainment of that object, 1 a,t 1)01 help entertaining the most painful reflections; for Of ,5 a" this kind of personal co-operation is the true test dan? 01371,8 sincerity and earnestness of purpose in any pm This kind of labour receives its reward, not from $ttr .fame and notoriety, which possess such strong act'ons for the human mind and the human heart. a5c an only meet with its reward in the hope of "-a j^Plishing some little good in our day and generation 104 oPe, however, which is the most precious treasure a 4 fe can possess (hear, hear.) I will now proceed to say ti" \Vl><J;¡ with respect to the purpose of this institu- CW ei°IC8 f0 see the various features by whioli it is operac.'erised, and, in the first place, the hearty co- which stands in the place of great external 88er(,rces (hear, hear.) All the elements of education Unjj to have been here brought together by good-will laooueilrnestDess of aim. A place is provided for the Vin of this college; teachers come forward, com- ftojj. 'heir efforts and exertions countenance is received Med h e w^° are looally in authority; prizes are sup- aWe i benevolence of private individuals; and, the h 5 rej°'C0 to think that the pith, the substance, He88 °fy of the whole institution is found in the willing- ?ther°i 'ftrge number of persons, who are engaged in it 0». '^bours, to avail themselves of the advantages which and to devote to the attainment of knowledge troijj °dds and ends' of time which they can spare er Pursuits (bear, hear.) Thh saving of 'odds U ^(1° 0^ l'me '8 apparently a very humble art, but it en.; art which no man ought to neglect. There is a but a true story told of a Frenchman named *r0n! While yet a youth he solicited employment a banker in Paris, of the name, I think, of Perre- W';wh° informed him that he had no room for him, t he was therefore obliged to refuse his request. 5i)j|pung man was then leaving the banker's, downcast c4f disheartened, when perceiving a pin on the floor he picked it up, whereupon the banker, struck by l8Play of watchful economy, gave him the employ- demanded and the bank, which afler- Paris°rQ Laffitte's own name, still exists, I believe, iQ lhat c'i.and for many years the most important one n°ttin|j.y (hear, hear.) The picking up of that pin is ali hay 0 'he saving of those stray moments which we 83ertl to °wr disposal. There are many persons who »rea. "!r)k that we have nothing to do but to look to tfue jf 1 Masses and bulks of time, whereas, just as it is look after the pence the pounds will look after ^°nth'0 80' ifyou look after the moments, the days, and his thSandyears will takecare of themselves (hear, hear.) L emPloyment of spare moments which seems to me #4 hoPeful symptom that can be fyund among any Nil; rnen- We now live in a peculiar and an anxious !tl°n of society. It is one in which wealth is growing jov en°rmous rapidity, and in which the means of en- tV(, shut are also rapidly multiplying it is one in which has are of the labouring man in the profits of industry 'Ub e?n ^arKely increased. And in that phrase t'l9 Uring man' I wish to include those who work with °r with the head —supposing theca to bo irnme- ^Pendent for their subsistence up'.m their uat as much as 1 should include the skilled or.ar',aan. I believe that the skilled me- or artisan has of late years received a greater mear,s of living than those who ^ttej,e, e 'aboura of tho desk but the members of the ^ent J8 a^S<> ar0 *n 8ener<1^ ™or« liberally paid at the y than they were twenty or thirty years ago. 5 s, '• t°°? that the increased remuneration of what V'Wtly be called labour' is one of the most satis- ?qnaj| ,0^ aU the circumstances attendant on the un- f> prosperity oountry during the last ay e. years, because what was needed was not rj^, addition should be made to the enjoyments of "'Otld"(:' who already possessed all the advantages this b bard an supply, but that those who have to encounter "'Ue r an(l who are compelled to fight daily the v9oibn0, s ^e, should obtain a readier access to its con- Sa^"e and its comforts (hear, hear). But it would at Poatt o e time bo a false assumption if we were to aup- *48 f ^ecause labourer is better paid now than *^ay Q "l Weily he i8 therefore necessarily richer. That 'x tl ,at a11 follow. T here are two kinds of wealth enlightening it, giving it firmness of tissue, suppleness and elasticity of movement, a capacity applicable to all the purposes of life; of raising the human being not in outer circumstances alone-although it no doubt exer- cises a most powerful influence in that direction—but in himself, in his character, in those faculties with which ho is endowed, and in consequence of his possession of which that high and noble privilege has been ascribed to him that he Alone, of all other creatures, was made in the image of God. (Cheers) I shall now conclude bv most cordially wishing success to your labours, and may every one of you here present, each within the sphere of his occupation, each in the bosom of his own family, each in the day of prosperity, each in the day of adver- sity, reap the rich fruits of diligent, honest, mental labour never fails to produce. (Hear. hear.) Those fruits may I come sooner or later. It has pleased God to endow some men with faculties that unfold themselves slowly, and that require a long lapse of time befoie their fruit becomes fully matured but depend upon it there is not a man— except in a few rare and exceptional (Oases-to whom, whatever may be the difference of talents and endow- mentp, a sufficient store has not been given, if he will only use it rightly, to enable him to live for the benefi r of himself and of his fellow creatures, and for the honour and glory of his God. (Loud cheers.) Mr Gladstone then proceeded to distribute the prizes, consisting of books of various descriptions, awarded to the most successful students at the late examination. A vote of thanks was afterwards passed to him by accla- mation, for his attendance and his services at the meet- ing, and the proceedings having t rminated, he informed the chairman before he left the hall that he intended to place a prize, next year, at the disposal of the managers of the institution. • «»► —• I
The Editor of the Sheffield Telegraph, who took a very I active part in demanding the Commission, has received several threatening letters. The following is a copy of the latetlt:- Wadsley July 1st, 67. to the Gaffer Sir its high time your —— mouth was Shut and if you dont shut it you will no the consequence of it —— Soon i will Send you to the Moon and your papers too i will make you neither friend or foe any on that bya your paper aughter go to—that Minute you will have to Pay very Dearly for what you have done Already eather by day or by night. I neither care for Pollise nor Commissioners nor Magerstrates nor parlement nor the Devel himself i will do voor Job Soon or Late if i can do it without hurtinir your wife and Children i will but it has to be done Some way or other. So by giving you warning to prepare for anothej woikl, if there is one-the poor man it plainly appears mu-t look out for themselfes to put down ali oppressors of the poor and you are a Devil you have played all you knowed and Said and printed agtinstour trade to ruin us. So if Noboddy else will stop yau i wiil i might as well as well be hung for good job as a bad one I am sure it will be good job to Dispatch a Devil like you the Commissioners will not last for Alis then your body will be in Jepperdy every hour or any boddy i hear talking in your favour or against trad unions We are going to look out for ourselfs and put down all enemys and thefes like you and I hope your wife will get a better mate when yoa are sent out of the world. Yours Verry truly ROUND ROBBIN, GUSSE COOKER. THREATENED RAILWAY OUTRAGES.— A letter has been received by Mr. Blackmore, the superintendent of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company, in- timating that unless the return fares on the Preston and Wye line are dropped the directors will find some of thei r trains dropping off the embankments in a short time. The writer states that unions have been formed in the Gar- stang district and Leyland for the purpose of paying people to commit the outrages, and hints that it is much cheaper to reduce the tares than to pay a few hnndred pounds damages to people who are injured. He asks a series of questions on the subject, and supphes the answers, and concludes by emphatically affirming, that whilst working men are willing to pay a reasonable fare, they will not be trampled under foot in the manner they have been — Manchester Courier. FATAL YACHT ACClDENT.-On the evening of the 3rd instant, Mr F. W. Jenkins, of Weston- super-Mare, accompanied by a boatman named Stevens went for a sail in a new zinc yacht, lately purchased by him. The tide was strong and there was a stiff breeze. A gentleman named Brittan was also out in a yacht, and Mr Jenkins being anxious to pass him, put out too much sail. A heavy sea broke over the boat and cap- sized it, and both Jenkins and Stevens were drowned. Jenkins was 22 years of age and has left a wife of 17, to whom he had been wedded but three months, and Stevens bad been married only six months. ■):: ■■ i -'f ,'t
■nuts SHEFFIELD OUTRAGES, At the final sitting of the Commission for taking evi- dence, the first witness examined was Frederick Jackson, secretary to the Nailmaker' Union at Belper. He con- fessed to the books of the union having been destroyed, and to the autiting being of a lax kind. The next witness was John Hattersles, a nailmaker, living at Thorpe Hesley. Referring to a dispute between the union and his master, in 1859, he said that he at- tended meetings of the union and afterwards told his master what had transpired. This the union men sus- pected, and then desired that he should not attend any more ^meetings. The witness proceeded Shortly after the time I speak' of I was subjected to a good "deal of annoyance. On several occasions large stones were thrown through my bedroom window when I was asleep, and then about the 21st of December, 1861, I had my shop blown up by a can of gunpowder. A good deal of damage was done to the shop, as the roof was blown off and the windows were smashed. Charles Butcher, a nailmaker, also living at Thorpe Hesley, said: In 1859 I was asked t) join the union, but refused to do so. One morning in December, 1861, my shop was blown up by a can of gunpowder. On exa- mining the shop afterwards I found what I believe to be the bottom of the can. Hattersley's shop was blown up the same morning. His shop was at the opposite end of the village. I think the blowing up was done because I was working for Mr. Favell, who about that time had reduced the price oflabonr so much a thousand. Isaac Emanuel Watson, a nailmaker, residing at Rot- herham, confessed that be and John Tomlinsson and Samuel Norton put the powder in the shops of Hattersley and Butcher. Witness did not know who engaged them; i he received letters bearing Belper postmark, which he was instructed to burn as soon as read. One of the letters told him to meet a certain train, which be did, and a man put out his hand, and on his saying he was to receive a parcel, the passenger gave him one. Ha got the powder and the cans, and three men started together on their blowing-up expedition. As soon as one shop was done,' the people about, attracted or frightened by the explosion, lan towards the shop. Whilst they were doing so the witness and his accomplices went round by the fcack way, and blew up the other shop. Witness got L2 for his share os the work. He and the others were taken up and tried for the offence. They were convicted, but afterwards a strong representation was made respect- ing them, and they were let off. Mr. John Chambers, the solicitor of the Masters Asso- ciation, said that there were no more cases of outrage upon which he would call witnesses.. Mr. Sugg, the solicitor to the Defence Committee, was then examined. He believed that he represented 41 Udions, with an aggregate of about 9,000 members, all purely in the Sheffield trade. Broadhead was now a member of the Defence Committee and on his disclosures the committee ceased to have anything to do with the Union of which Broadhead had been secretary. I After some other evidence of little importance, Mr. Overend said the Commissioners had finished all the matters brought defore them. The certificates would be obtained from Mr. Barker. If any person would rather not come himself, but preferred to ba represented by an attorney, the Court would listen to such application just the same as if the application were made in person.
1 RS^DFUL KU tl ER AT DO \LAH. A dreadful murder was committed at Dowlsis on Sun- day morning at one o'clock, the name of the victim beint Saunders Henderson, 38 years of age, and that of tho murderer Thomas YVatkins, aged 40. Both men wert unmarried, and lodged at the house of an old woman named Murphy, whose husband, nearly 70 years of age. works as a watchman in the Dowlais Works. On Satur- day night he was on duty. About eleven o'clock Hen- derson and Watkins came home and sat down to supper together. Mrs Murphy then left the house, and when she returned, an hour afterwards, she found that Wit- kins had gone up-stairs, leaving Henderson apparently sleeping on a chair. She went into her own bedroom, which is on the ground floor, and got into bed. A few minutes afterwards she was followed by Henderson, who got into bed with her. She then cried out, and got up in the bed. While sittting in the bed, she heani Thomas "Wat kins coming down stairs, and she jumped out of bed, leaving Henderson there. She went towards the kitchen, but was met at the door by Wat- kins, who knocked her senseless with a poker, and then advanced into the room. What he did there the old woman could not say, since she heard neither voices nor blows; but presently he came out and went for a Mrs Ress. This woman came. and then Watkins said lIe thought he had done for Henderson. Upon that there was great excitement. Two or three persons went into the room and found Henderson lying in a great pool ol blood, quite dead, with blodd still flowing from wounds in the head. The skuil was fractured in two or three places. Mrs Hees came out and said Thomas had killed the man, and Watkins then said he had caught the at last.' A policeman jost then arrived on the scene. Henderson with a poker. The Bench committed him for trial, on the capital charge, at the next assizes. HOW TIIEY TOOK THE EMPEROR PRISONER. Every scrap of information bearing upon the fate of the unfortunate Maximilian is of interest. A letter from Quaretaro, dated May 20th, gives some particulars of the Emperor's capture. Who' it asks, would ever have suspected the colonel of the Regi- ment of the Empress, the keeper of the key of Que- retaro, the commander of the fort of La Cruz, Miguel Lopez himself, of treachery ? Yet he was the man who, in the evening of the 14th, sent to Escobedo a letter in which he offered to betray his companions in arms for 3,000 ounces of gold (48,000 dollars). Escobedo naturally did what any other general would have done in his place-he accepted the proposal. Towards midnight the advanced guard of the Liberals. protected by the darkness, left the camp, and arrived without noise before the convent. Colonel Lopez, ordering his soldiers to ground arms, opened the gates to the enemy. From that moment the Emperor Maximilian, who was sleeping tranquilly in another part of the building, was irretrievably lost. At the first gleam of the morning the Archduke was on foot, and immediately perceived that some extraordinary event had taken place. Rousing up the Prince of Salm-Salm, his aide-decamp, Maximilian directed his steps towards the outer enclosure of the convent, but had scarcely advaoced a few paces when he was surrounded by a detachment of soldiers commanded by Colonel Rincon Gallardo. Lopez himself accom- panied the detachment, and pointed out the Em- peror to the troops, crying out, That is the man— seize him.' A curious incident then occurred. Col Gallardo, a brave soldier, who did not seem greatlj to relish the treachery of Lopez, stepped up to Maximilian, and said to him, You are a private person, and not a soldier, we have nothing to say to you, go about your business.' With these words he pushed his majesty outside the convent. Five minutes later I met Maximilian, who seemed not to have yet recovered from his surprise. He was walking as fast as possible towards Cerro de la Campana, at the other extremity of the town. It soon became evident that any resistance was impos- sible. The white flag was then hoisted, and the Archduke with all his staff surrendered to Generai Corona. The prisoners were allowed to retain their horses, arms, and personal effects and a few hours later they were conducted to the convent of La Cruz. A subsequent letter from Queretaro, dated May 25th, contains the following From the convent of La Cruz the Prince was conducted, with his offi- cers, to that of Santa Teresita, where they were placed in rooms devoid of all comfort. During three or four days they slept on the bare ground, and their food was very insufficient. The arrival of the Princess de Salm-Salm and her remonstrances with Escobedo had the effect of ameliorating the con- dition of the prisoners. They were transferred to another convent, that of Las Capuchinas. It is said that the Archduke wept like a child on hearing a narrative of the heroic peregrinations of this courageous lady.' ATTEMPTED MURDER AT BRADFORD.—On Wed- nesday, at the Bradford Borough Court, a young man, named Joseph Catton, was charged with having on the 24th instant stabbed Agnes Butterfield, a young married woman, with murderous intent. The prisoner and the prosecutrix's husband were on very intimate terms, and on the date given he went to the prose- cutrix's house in liquor. He used some offensive language towards the prosecutrix, and she told him he would do better to pay her some money he owed her instead of spending his money in liquor. She had no sooner said this than the prisoner drew a knife and stabbed her twice in the breast. Her left lung was pierced, and her life placed in imminent peril. Her husband immediately seized a poker, struck the prisoner and knocked the knife out of his hand, and prevented further mischief. The prisoner was committed for trial at the assizes.-Mancnester Courier. MURDEROUS ATTACK UPON A JEWELLER.—On Thursday evening a daring and extensive robbery ac- companied with great violence, was effected at the shop of Mr Vaughan, jeweller and watchmaker, Bath- street, Bristol. About half-past eight o'clock Mr Vaughan was in his shop alone, he having a short time previously sent his boy out, when some men entered and attacked him with a blunt instrument, inflicting four or five serious wounds upon his head and face. Having rendered him insensible, they proceeded to plunder the shop, carrying off a number of diamond rings and pins, several gold chains, and other jewellery, amounting in value to between £ 300 and £400. The first intimation of the robbery was obtained by the persons living in the upper part of the house hearing Mr Vaughan calling for help On going down stairs into the shop they found him lying in a pool of blood, with his head and face fearfully contused. From the large quantity blood which he had lost it is supposed that he must have been in a state of insensibility for fully ten minutes. Mr Fendick, surgeon, of High-street, was called in, and having temporarily dressed the wounds, Mr Vaughan was removed, under the care of that gen- tleman, to his private residence in Wellington-place. Mr Vaughan had not, at a late hour last night, suffi- ciently recovered his consciousness to be able to give a description of the perpetrators of the outrage, oi indeed to state how many were concerned in it. Information was given to the police, but owing to the interval that had elapsed, And the absence of any information by which the thieves might be identified, there is little hope of their being hacet- Bristol Post.
THE FATE OF DR JJVINGSTONK. Despatches from Dr. Sew t'the British C msul at Zanzibar, dated April 28, and having relation to the fate of Dr. Livingstone, have been received by the Governor of Bombay, who has forwarded copies of them to Lord Stanley, by the mail that reached London on Saturday. Subjoined is that portion of Dr. Seward's communication which conveys tbe result of his inquiries subsequent to the earlier letters of his on this subject which have been made public 11 promised to send details of the conference held with the Nyassa traders at Keelwa Kivinja, concerning the alleged murder of Dr. Livingstone by the Mafiti in the Lake districts. I have withheld details perhaps too long, in the hope that some intelligence confirmatory of the confident unbelief expressed by the traders in the ex- plorer's death might reach Keelwa and Zanzibar by the caravan which was then soon expected to reach the coast. The Governor of Keelwa had addressed a letter to the Sultan, in which he expresses himself confident that Dr. Livingstone is not dead, and asks his Highness whether further inquirvjin the interior is necessary. The following is a translation The following will be grate- ful and pleasant to our lord the great Majid Bin Saeed concerning the inquiry about the honoured English dootor who was said to have been murdered. That state- ment was not true we have news that he is alive and that be, some time since, left the country of Makhsoona intending to go to Beesa. We were told this by the principal of those traders who have come desra froca thosa Rejib (8th December, 1866). You intended us to send people into the interior, to get at the tru'h of the matter. Are we still to act upon those instructions?' This in- telligence goes to show that on or about the very district in which Dr. Livingstone's grave should be found, the man who of all ms i—.ft^akhsoona himself—should be the best informed of events, did not credit Dr. Livingstone's death, but believed him on the road to M'Beesa, and this down to the beginning of December, long after the Jo- hanna men Lad reached the sea coast. The news of the explorer's arrival at Compoonda flew through the Makh- soona district, and reached traders at widely divided and distant stitions. News of his murder would have as surely spread, and either confirmation or disproof of the rumour would as surely have been obtained by the chief in those parts in the interval between the time of the alleged event and the first or second week in December. it is true that the Kaelsva intelligence is ¡ not declaratory of the actual existence of Dr. Living- stone, but only of .Makhsoona's ignorance of an event of which it is scarcely possible he could have remained in ignorance. Weighed, howevjr, in conjunction with the damaging evidence of the Arabs, who brought the Johanna men from the lake, it certainly lends force to the unbelief in Dr. Livingstone's death which still prevails amongst the Nyassa traders at Keelwa Kivinja. The removal of the embargo on slave transport at the end of this month (April), with the rush of Keelwa traders to Zanzibar which may then be ex- pected, wiil multiply our opportunities of learning what further information may have been gathered. Some stress is naturally laid upon the absence of any written communication from Dr. Livingstone, for not one line has reached Zanzibar since the arrival of his despatch from N'donde, in May, 1866. But the letter alleged by Reulen and the sepoys to have been given by their leader to tbe Chief Mataka, and by him again entrusted to Silli- man Bin Saloom, who conducted them to the coast, has never been seen. Siiliman Bin Saloom, who has been examined both by the Zanzibar authorities and by mvself, denies all knowledge of any such letter. Moreover, if any despatches had been entrusted by Dr. Livingstone to the I chiefs along his route-and we have no testimony that he did—it ia still fresh in my memory that duplicate des- patches by the lamented Speke entrusted to the people cf M'lesa were brought to me three years after date, with a grave demand for the rich reward promised to the bearer for his prompt delivery of the papers at Zanzibar. The author was dead, his book published, and the contents of these despatches in the hands of the public. I incline to the hope that the explorer is alive.' 0 THE TAILORS' STRIKE.—Mr Smith, the master tailor, at Brighton, who proposed that his men should be allowed to resume work on his giving a guarantee that he would not take strike work,' either from Brighton or London, has failed to keep his promise. He gave a written guarantee to the men's committee, but afterwards wrote a letter withdrawing from the position he had taken. This seems to have been done after a meeting of the masters. The guarantee and the letter which followed it have been placed in the hands of Mr Coleridge, Q.C. SUSPECTED MURDER.—On Saturday evening Mr W. J. Payne, the deputy coroner lor London and South- wark, held an investigation at the Rost: and Crown, Whitefriars, on the body of a man, name unknown, who was found in the Thames, near Blackfriars-bridge. Thames Police-constable James Morrisey, said that on Saturday morning he searched the body of the deceased. The left and right pockets were torn out Witness found in one pocket four letters, three of which were three years old, and one bad come from Australia. Mr Brookes, surgeon, of Fleet-street, deposed that he ex- amined the body soon after the discovery. He had been in the water about three days. Deceased was an Eng- lishman, and was sunburnt from travelling. There was a blow on the nose, which might have been inflicted by a blunt instrument. Witness believed that death had taken place before the body was contracted. The leg's were tied tightly together with a plaid scarf by some person after death, or whilst the deceased was dying. The deceased had not died from drowning. Witness thought that death resulted from foul play. The coroner ordered an adjournment, to allow time for the police to make inquiries.
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