Sittings and Comments. Sir Humphrey Davey, the inventor of Jthe safety lamp, died 63 years ago last Saturday. It is an interesting fact that special silver four- pence?, twopence?, and pence are still coined at the Mint for Maundy purposes. In the beautiful village of Shere, Surrey, in shrubberies adjacent to the fields and woods beyond, a dozen nightingales have been singing agaiust one another ail the week. A divorce has been pronounced between Mr. and Mdme. Lippmann. Mdme. Lippmann is the daughter of Alexandre Duma3, and the pair were married only a few months ago. An agricultural authority avers that throughout extensive districts in the North and West of England the farmers sell their fresh butter as low is 7d. and 8d. per lb. England is a country where, during nine months }f the year, says Mr. Andrew Lang, men are killed' by the east wind, and during three months by mixed drinks. Sarah Bernhardt is said to be the only one ictresa who can command an audience in every capital of the world, from Monte Video to Moscow. An ingenious experiment to protect pigeons igainst hawks has just been made. A small whistle is iastened under the wing of the bird, and the sound preserves the bird from attack. It has 50 far proved very successful. It has been resolved to give up the State administration of the Court Theatres of Cassel Wiesbaden and Hanover, it being declared that, as the Royal Princes are fast growing up, it is neces- sary to cut down all unneceesay expenses. In the parish of St. Pancraa, where the electric supply of the district is in the bands of the vestry, it has been decided to supply electricity at 3d. per Board of Trade unit, which is equivalent to gas at 2s. 6d. to 2*. 9d. per 1,000 cubic feet. Sir A rthurSuUivan, looking very pale and thin, was an interested listener to the beautiful music of the band of the Garde Republicaine at the Horticultural Exhibition on Saturday. He wa wheeled into the grounds in a bath chair. A wealthy old bachelor in Indiana, named James Rboda, has just advertised that for the next 30 days he is open to sealed proposals of marriage from eligible candidates. Ladies inclined to dis- turbing domestic traits or extravagant tastes are warned not to compete. The English language has to thank Smithneld for an elegant addition to its vocabulary. It appears that a croaker is the market term for an animal killed to save its life "—in order that it may not die a natural death and therefore be un- saleable for human food. A curious piece of news is reported from Hanover. Verdi's "Rigoletto" has just been produced for the first time at the Court Theatre in that town. Forty years ago it was announced for per- formance, but the attitude of the public was so hostile that the manager had to ring down the curtain long before the end of the opera was reached. The cosmopolitan character of the work of the Mint is astonishing. In addition to the ordinary coins well known ia the United Kingdom, the Mint produces silver and bronze pieces in cents for Canada, piastres and half-piastrss for Cyprus,; cent pieces for Hong Kong, nickel pence and farthings for Jamaica, and cant pieces for the Straits Sstttements. Hatchlacda, near Guildford,where Mr. Gladstone is staying, is the Surrey residence of Mr. Stuart Rende). It stands on the northern slope of the North Downs, is large and roomy, is beautifully decorated, and is lighted by the electric light. It was originally built by Admiral Boscawen, to whom the estate was given by the natioa. The property joius on one side that of the lord-lieu- tenant of the county, the Earl of Loveiace, and on the other that of Lord Onslow, now returning from New Zealand. The Christian members of the population of the districts of Pargn and Paramthia, in Turkish Epirua, have for some time past been terrorised by a band of brigands, whose nefarious adventures were of a most daring and impudent character. Recently they went so far as to attempt the capture of a rich Greek bishop. The prelate, how- ever, managed to outwit the robbers, and the gen- darmes called to hi* aid succeeded in killing six of the Mohammedan brigands. Their heads were afterwards exposed in the market place of Janina as ^warning to fellow robbers. One of the oldest cabbies in this country is George Haygarth, of Glasgow. He was born in 1812, and gained his first coaching and cabbing experience in Manchester and Edinburgh. When in 1840, the magistrates of Glasgow offered a premium to any person who would start cabs for public hire, Haygarth introduced two from Eain, burgh to the western city. He also drove the first hansom cab put on the streets of Glasgow for hire when that class of vehicle was introduced in the beginning of 1852. A public subscription is now being raised for the veteran. ;:A cbance remark on the value of athletics has led to a challenge by the mayor of Godalming and Alderman Rea to a tennis tournament. This is probably a unique event. Godalming has the honour of being the first English town to adopt the electric light in its streets. Now it may gain fresh laurels (says the Pall Mall Gazette) by nitiadng an athletic movement in its corporation which should have many imitators. Instead of vestrymen offering to pull each other's noses, for instance, why should they not engage in a tennis tournament or a boat race, or even attempt to climb & greasy pole ? No Corrupt Practices Act retarded generosity in the old days. Lord Brabourne tells us, in an article in Blackwood, that at the end of last century the cost of one election in Kent was £ 30,000, divided between the two winning candi- dates. In the same county another gentleman went through a contest at an expenditure of close upon £ 20,000, and an opponent complained of another that he had sold a paterna.) estate for £ 18,000, for the sole purpose of spending the money on an election. This is not startling. The first Sir James Drummond once spent £ 80,000 in contesting Carmarthenshire. Mr. Robert C. Nichols, weli-knoWn in Parliamen- tary circles as the printer of the Votes and Pro- ceedings of the House of Commons, has died at his residence in Sutsax-place. The firm of which Mr. Nichols was head has printed the Votes and Proceedings of the Commons uninterruptedly since 1796. The oldest Vote extant of the House of Commons ia dated 23rd March, 1681. This was printed by one Gabriel Kunbolt—.or, rather it was printed for him by Leo Lichfield—at Ox- ford. Gabriel Kunholt was bookbinder to Prince Rupert, and the Vote io question was published at the Widow Beckford's in Cat-street. A man who was a schoolboy when Waterloo was fought, who has seen King George 111., and talked with Queen Charlotte, and may even have heard his nurses babble to him of Nelson and Trafalgar, must recollect much. Sir Harry Vemey, the veter-in Buckinghamshire baronet, is nine years older tban Mr. Gladstone, and in Saturday's Spectator he looks back through his long life, and weighs the gain and the loss of the times. On the whole, he decides that the world of his old age is a better world than the world of his younger days. We are a milder people, a gentlier people, a more human people; also we have got more "instilu- tions," and improve ourselvos, and each other, with more readiness. The good old times, accord- ing to this fine old gentlp.man, were rough old times, compared to our own. Mr. Gladstone's later style tends strongly to reminiscence. This is more marked in priva-te conversation, though it is quite discernible in his public speeches. An instance came (says our Lon- don correspondent) under my notice the other day. It was at tea. As he dropped the lumps of sugar into his cup, Gladstone remarked that people throw sugar about and wasted a great deal of it now. This habit of extravagance, he went on to eay, dated from the time when the sugar duties were abolished. Then he dropped the sub- ject of sugar, and m a delightful man ner began tc expatiate on the superior comfort of the old House of Commons to. the present chfunber, and the greater ease with which speeches were heard in the »1<1 chamber. This is a subject on which Mr. Gladstone is an authority, for he has sat in both Houses. He is ever full of reminiscences of thi9 port.
• ■ • Business Addresws. DRINK GALORE IRISH WHISKY, I SOLD AT THE PRINCIPAL BARS IN THE TOWN CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS. London, July 7th, 1890. I hereby certify that I have submitted to tt VERY Chemical Analysis a sample of the GALORE Irish Whisky as supplied by Messrs. CARET and Co., Cardiff, and from the analytical data obtained I am in a position to testify with CONFIDENCE to its poiMTY of composition and WHOLESOME character. As to its WELL-MATURED condition, the absence of VUSIL OIL and all HACSEOCS constituents is sufficient guarantee, and I consider it to bela THOROUGHLY SOUND AND RELIABLE SPIRIT, well suited for regular consumption. GRANVILLE H. SHARPE, F.C.S. Late Principal of the Liverpool College of Chemistry. SOLE PROPRIETORS:— CAREY AND CO., WHOLESALE WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF- Telephone, 553. Telegraphic Address, "Galow. 2308 [BUSINESS CAltD-l A K E K AND Q O .ESTATE, MORTGAGE, AND MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION OFFICES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND ABROAD, ROTUNDA BUILDINGS, CARDIFF. JEMO to JE100,000 from 4 per cent. LE2142
Jeannette's Pansies, Good-bye It was a madness of fare- wells. They stood looking into one another's eyes with blanched faces. Would he ever come back ? Her wide eyes grew desolate as she looked at him. Then the lashes dropped over them and she lay motionless against his breast for a second, as though the spirit had died within her. Jeannette, is this the girl fitted to be a soldier's wife ? Have you no regard for my honour ?" His voice quivered, but his eyes j > looked down upon her proudly. Yes." She roused herself bravely. "Your duty is at the front. I would not hold you back." She placed her band on the bunch of pansies at her throat; royal beauties they were, with great velvety hearts of purple and gold. They are my colours," she whispered. M Wear them, my knight, and be true to your lady always." Her trembling fingers, pinned them inside his coat. God be with you." She kept the tears back, smiling into his ;ace, though the drum-beat sounding in the street below seemed like a death-knell- It was the signal to start—the signal for the volunteers, the brave men who were off for the Indian war, this dreadful war which had some like a blight upon her beautiful Western home. Good-bye, and God bless you I The pan- sies will be my talisman." The most intense excitement raged in the mining camp. Ever since the news had come that the old chief was on the warpath, and the call had been made for volunteers to defend the settlers on the frontier, the town had been alive with men anxious -to obtain the scalps of the bloodthirsty redskins. Among them none was more fearless ori more brave than Ned Ashby. He was one of the young pioneers who had struck a bonanza in the mines. More than that (to use the phraseology of the mining camp), he had located a olaim on the prettiest girl in the town, and patented it—a stroke of good luck- that had made him more envied among the fioys than even his mining shares in the May Queen. Then came the news of a fierce battle between the Utes and Major Thornbarg's men, in which many were wounded on either side. Her father came home at noon with an open letter in his hand. She took it silently and read: Edward Aahby was wounded in the battto of the th inst. She did not faint, though he had expected she would, but her face blanched until it was like marble and her eyes grew large and black, glowing like stars. I must go and nurse him," she said. Her father laid his hand upon hers. Dear child, this is folly—the talk of in- sanity. You cannot go," he said. The colour leaped to her cheeks and her eyes flashed. I must go, she cried. He could not say no then. He knew her nature so well. Thwarted in this desire she might die. "I cannot jgo with you, Jeannette. Can you go alone ?" She drew herself up grandly. It was the proud right of the western American girl. She knew no fear. .Y e?»' At six the next morning her favourite horse Plato stood at the door. At nightfall she was at the springs fifty miles away- It was a popular summer resort and many guests had been there, bat at the first news of war most of them had fled to the eastern towns. The General, who had headquarters near the springs and who had heard of her arrival and her purpose, sent for her in the evening. She came to him with eager eyes for the tidings just received by a courier from the scene of battle. Beyond the springs there were no telegraph wires, and the couriers rode day and night over the dangerous Indian trails to bring the dispatches- Is there—any—news of him P" she faltered. Yes." The General's voice almost choked as he looked at her. How could he break the heart of this brave yoang creature whose great love made her so beautiful, its unselfish purpose shining from every feature ? How could he tell her the cruel truth, with those love-lit, starry eyes fixed so unflinchingly oponhisP "Child," he said, his hand upon hers, even as her father's had been, his eyes full of kindness, his stern voice suddenly tender, your lover is dead! The courier just in states that he died yesterday after- noon." Not one word came from her lips. The great eyes gave him one stricken look. and then she fell jest where she stood at his feet, like a helpless, broken reed. He lifted her up gently and oalled for assistance. But in a little while she revived, rising to her feet with the old brave, deter- mined look on her pale face. I must go with him," she said. They wiH bury him there and I shall never look upon his face again. I must go!" An escort of my best and bravest men I shall accompany you," he said. "They will protect you and bring the body here." Thank you." It was all she could say, but tears of grati- tude rose in her eyes as she bent low over his extended hand. Then for the first time she learned the full particulars of her lover's exploit, how he had led the scoutiDg party, rushing boldly into the very face of the foe, and by this action saving the military from the ambush the savages had prepared for them. In a moment the battle had begun, but ere his comrades were hand to hand with the red-skins, who seemed to lurk behind every bush and tree, this bold you tig soldier had met his fate, fall- ing with his face to the foe. At least he died like a hero," her heart whispered whenever the bitterness of her woe threatened to overwhelm her. Two days later, after a long and weary journey, her little party reached the soldiers' camp. The boys had entrenched themselves behind a small ktioll overlooking the sur- rounding country, fortifying themselves with earthworks against any attacks from the ,tl Indiana. All things seemed for the present f peaceful. At sight of her the boys raised a cheer. | i Many of the militia knew her, and they were irottd of her. Xbgv knew bar far whxt she was—a brave, heroic girl, purely, sweetly, womanly, yet ready as any of her brothers to take the weapons from her belt and defend her life or that of any she loved—a girl im- bued with all the glory and strength of her native mountains. She acknowledged the cheers with a sweet, grave dignity; then the leading officer in her escort whispered something to the Major ere he helped her to dismount, She caught the reply. It made her tremble, but with the suspicion of a great joy, not sorrow. Not dead!" were the words which came from her white lips with a gasp. « No"—the Major came to her side quickly —" the courier made a mistake. It was Ned Sampson who died. Ashby yet lives, though he lies still almost at death's door. The Major led the way into the tent where the wounded men lay, motioning the guard inside. Then he left her, followed by the young officer who had been in attendance. Taking up the hand that lay so helpless against the rough blankets she pressed it to her lips, and then for the first time the tears fell from her eyes-fell in a hot, blinding mist. What pain and anguish had not done joy had accomplished—joy th.t he still lived and that she had reached him in time to give all her young life to his care and service. His coat—the one he bad worn when parting from her—lay on the bed. Her eyes darkened as she saw the stains of blood and the bullet- hole. She took it in her hands, examining it keenly. There were the pansies, faded and worn, stilled pinned inside. The bullet had passe i through just above them. Had the bullet strnok him an inoh lower it would have been fatal/' one of the men after- wards told her. Perhaps the pansies by some subtle influence had saved him; perhaps her own spirit in that moment of agony had passed into them, making them, indeed, a real talisman to pro- teot him. She loved to think this. That God had answered her earnest prayers by investing these, her chosen, flowers, with the power to save his life. It was only a girlish fancy, but it made her happy. She took the dead, sweet blossoms and laid them tenderly away. Until they be- came dust th«jse faded flowers would be sacredly cherished. Jeannette came to Ned's bedside one day with a look of joy upon her lovely face. It was like a transfiguration. Ned." she cried, with a return of her old life and spirit, the war is over. Peace is declared, and we are going to take you home to-morrow morning." For answer he silently pressed the small, warm hand that crept into his own. Whenever was there a sweetheart so tender and true, so beautiful and brave. When they reached the springs lond and wild were the cheers given for the brave boys returning from the war, and not ofily for the boys, but for the girl who had dared to go to the front for love's sake. Under the glorious sweep of the spangled flag she rode, her cheeks aflame like the crimson stripes, and her eyes splendid with the sunlight of love. 1 know it was the pansies that saved you," she whispered to Ned when they stood once more together under the shadow of their own beautiful royal-tinted mountains. The pansies have human faces, and I believed God has invested every blossom with graces and power which we do not understand." Her tall lover looked down upon the sweet face uplifted to his, smiling at the girlish folly, yet touched by the pure faith in it. And, after all, who shall say that she was not right ?—New York World.
The Old Man Only Asked Questions to Get to Know. I went down to Indiana not long ago," said a Michigan Central engineer to a Detroit Free Press reporter, to see my folks, who live in a small town on a branch road that is about the worst I ever saw. At a way station a Hoosier came aboard, and a few minutes after he had curled up in the corner of a seat the conductor came along. I say, conductor,' he inquired, I is this train running now.' 11 1 Of course it is,' said the conductor, taking his ticket. "Then he relapsed again, and in about fifteen minutes he beckoned to the con- ductor. Is the train running now ?' he asked, as before. Course, it is. What's the matter with you ?' said the conductor, angrily. 11 1 Don-t git mad about it ?' urged the pas- senger, mildly. 'I don't mean no insult. This yer train runs so slow that I can't tell when it's goin' and when it ain't, and I've got to git off at the next station er the weddin' that's set fer six o'clock won't take place, that's all. I haint nothin' ag'n you ner the road, but I'm jist a leetle mite anxious about landin' in time fer the occasion, you under- stand ?' "The conductor apologised and the pas- senger was duly deposited at the appointed place,"
CARDIFF MODEL YACHT CLUB, Races at Saltmead. The second of a series of races promoted by the Cardiff Model Yacht Club took place on Saturday afternoon on the Saltmead Pond. There was ii good attendance of onlookers, and some capital racing was witnessed. The following are the results of the various contests:— First heat 1st. Mr. Barwood's Thistle; 2nd, Mr. A. Llewelyn's Pirate; 3rd, Mr. Lawrence's Doris. The Thistle won tasily, the other boats going out of their cour. c. Second beat: 1st, Mr. Carting's Condor; 2nd, Mr. Martin's Bristol; 3rd, Mr. Bakers's Columbus. A good r.ice. The Condor sailed through the water solendidly, and ran home au easy wiiiner. The Welsh Girl, who won the final last week, went on the wrong "trick," and did not complete her coursc. Pinal heat: 1st, Mr. Curling's Condor; 2nd, Mr. Smith's Pit-ate; 3rd, Mr. Lawrence's Doris. Mr. Smith ex- perienced verv hard lines with his boat, but managed to come in a good second, the Condor being about a minute in front of her.
Cardiff and District Homing Society. The above society New its third old bird race from Ripon on Saturday, when 116 birds were entrusted to Dr. Jefferson, to whom the members tender their sincere thanks. He wired Birds liberated 11.53 a.m.; weather, fine; wind, south." In Cardiff the weather was dull aud the wind west. The following is the result:— Name. Place. Distance. VTcly- W. Davles Penarth 200.M3 881 *J. Jones. Penarth 200.733 877J *F. Rich Canton 197.445 *B. Watts Penarth 2!0.560 862J W. Taylor Docks 199.37 81§| I P. Howies Canton 197.1693 784. G. Hudd Cogau 200.477 758 3, Gale Canton 197.1393 7c5|- H. Thomas Canton '9S 741J J. Wilkins Cogan 200.477 741J W. Taylor (2) Docks 199.37 741 "Winners of is. pool, J. Jones being first, F. Rich second, and B. Watts third. Birds reported home same day:—R. Watts, 1; E. Radford, 3; G. T. Hutchings, 1; W. Taylor. 1 W. Davies, 1; T. Jones, 1; R. Thomas, 1, F. James, 2; and G. Priest, 1. Many birds arrived home too late for wiring, through the weather being too bad to be tossed earlier.
Iruth says:—" A speech delivered by the Roman Catholic ftishop of Salford at a temperance meeting at Ashton-under-Lyne was so sensible and moderate that it deservee notice. The Bishop suggested that, whilst strong beers should be taxed, the saleof light beers not above a certain miuimum strength should be encouraged by being freed from duty. This is a doctrine that I have always preached. It is, indeed, a pity that more temperance reformers are not as reasonable and as practical as the Bishop of Salford." A large measure of the success of the Golden Sunlight Ale may be attributed to the fact that it is brewed on these lines, and will compare favourably with the ordinary high- coloured, strong, beady ales. It is brewed from malt prepared from the finest Herefordshire bar- ley, and most delicately flavoured with hops, called u Workers," but really grown in tne rich, fertile valleys of Herefordshire. Messrs. Watkins and Son, of the Hereford Brewery, are the only brewers of this famous Ale, and it is sold by over 200 Agente of the North, South, East, and West of the British Isles, South Wales Office 94, St. Mary-strer t, Stores: Westgate-street. Cardiff. 797t9 A FAIR, BEAUTIFUL SKIN.—Sulpholine Soap gives the natural tint and peach-like Bloom of a perfect complexion, makes the Skin smooth supple, healthy, comfortable.—6d. Tablets. Every- where. <. 1324 MONDAY LIVES PILLS act direct upon the liver They contain no mercury, are suitable for all ages and climates, and without doubt are the best Pill for Biliousness, Liver Complaints, and Indigestion. Sold in boxes Is., 2a. 6d., and 4s. 6d., post free, by the Proprietor, T. Munday, Chemist, 1, High-street Cardiff. E140
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Sudden Death of Admiral Mayne, C.B., M.P. I ADMIRAL MAYNE, C.B. From a photograph by Mr. Edwards, Fishguard) It is with profound sorrow we have to announce this morning the death of Admiral Mayne, C.B., the popular member for the Pembroke Boroughs, The event is appalling, uot only on account of its suddenness, but from the circumstances surround- ing it. Admiral Mayne was one of the guests of the Lord-Mayor at the Welsh national banquet on Saturday evening, and almost immediately after speaking in response to the toast with which his name was associated—that of the Navy— he was seizod with the fit from which he never recovered, and which ended a career at once honourable in its past and full of promise for the future. The information to hand states that during the delivery of his speech Admiral Mayne, M.P., was observed by those near him to be suffering under considerable excite- ment, and shortly after resuming his seat he was seized with a fit of npoplexv. He was at once assisted from the banqueting-hall to one of the ante-rooms, but, owing to some untoward acci- dent, not yet explained, he slipped on the stairs and fell, striking his head violently against the stone stairway. Several medical men were at once in attendance, and remained with the unconscious sufferer throughout the night, but their efforts at restoring consciousness were utterly unavailing. Early on Sunday morning Admiral Mayne was conveyed home, being accom- panied by one of the medical men, who remained until the end came, without any change in the hon. member's condition, at 2.30 on Sunday afternoon. The Lord Mayor was immediately in- formed of tbe sad event, and, as may be supposed, was very much overcome. It is impossible in any adequate degree to estimate, much less express, the sense of loss and of bereavement which the fatality will cause, not only to the late admiral's family, but to the members of the Service in which he held so honourable a record and so distinguished a posi- tion, and to the constituency which he represented in Parliament so ably and so faithfully for the last six years. Coming into that constituency a stranger in 1885, Admiral Mayne had won for him- self a name and place in the esteem of men of all classes and all opinions in every part of it by the conscientious discharge of the duties of his position as member of Parliament, both in the House and outside of it. It was but a few weeks ago Admiral Mayne visited various parts of the Pem- broke and Haverfordwest Boroughs, and was every- whera well received, tbe promise of his being able to hold the seat against all comers being very bright. By his death her Majesty's Service has lost a capable and distinguished officer, the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs a painstaking repre- sentative, aud the Unionist cause an able and, withal, progressive exponent of the great prin- ciples which underlie the British Constitution. The Central News, writing later, says that upon his seizure Admiral Mayne was removed from the banqueting-hall and attended by two doctors, who at once pronounced his attack one of apoplexy- They advised his removal, and the hon. gentleman was carried to his brougham, and. accompanied by the medical men, removed to bis residence in Queen's-gate. He was put to bed, and his own doctor, together with other eminent physicians, was summoned. They, however, from the first pronounced the seizure fatal, and, without regain- ing consciousness, the admiral expired at two o'clock on Sunday afternoon, in the presence of his relatives. The funeral will take place on Friday next, at Kensal Green Cemetery. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Admiral Mayne, C.B., M.P. for the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs, was, on his father's side, of Irish extraction, and his grandfather, Mr. Edward Mayne, was an Irish judge. The subject of our sketch was born in London in 1835, and was the second sou of the late Sir Richard Mayne K.C.B., who was well known as Chief Commissioner of Police for 40 years—from the time of the forma- tion of the force in 1829 to 1869. Young Mayne was educated at a private school and at Eton, and went to sea at the early age of twelve years on board her Majesty's ship Inconstant, under Cap- tain John Shepherd, having as one of his mess- mates Mr. (after Captain) Burgoyne, V.CJ, who so sadly perished in the loss of her Majesty's ship Captain. Three years later Mr. Mayne was ap- I pointed to tbe Cumberland, flagship on the North American Wast Indian Station, bearing the flag of Vice-admiral Sir George Seymour, grand- father of the present. Marquess of Hertford. in 1854 he was appointed to the St. Jean D'Acre, commanded by Captain the Hon. H. Kepple, now the distinguished and well-known Admiral of the Fleet and K.C.B. Mr. Mayne was in the Baltic Campaign of 1854, and at the com- mencement of 1855 went in the ship named to the Black Sea. He had a share in the expedition to the Sea of Azoff, and, having attained the rank then called :»i;ue" (now denominated eub-lieuten.mt), was in charge of one of the launches of his ship. He saw all the service in that expedition, undur the orders, first of Captain Edmund Lyons (son of Lord Lyons) and afterwards of Commander S. Osborne. On the return of the boats to their ships Sub-lieutenant Mayne was promoted by Lord Lyous into a death vacancy which had occurred on the station, and sent back into the Sea of Azoff as second-lieutenant of H.M.S. Curlew, where he saw all the remaining service up to the close of the war. Lieutenant Mayne received for these services the Baltic medal, the Crimean medal with the Sebastopol and Azoff clasps, the Legion of Honour, and the Turkish war medal. On hia return to England Mr. Mayne was appointed second-lieutenant of H.M.S. Plumper', under Cap- tain (now Sir) George hichards, K.C.B., and proceeded to the survey of Vancouver Island. on the West Coast of British Columbia, Captain Riphards being one of the commissioners, with the late Admiral Provo, for deciding the boundary between the United States and English ground, which had been for some time in diapute, and which led to the some- what celebrated San Juan question. After four years in the Plumper, a portion of the crew of the lifcter, including Lieutenant Mayne, was turned over to H.M.S. Hecate, which was sent out for the purpose, nnd Mr. Miiyue was at this time mud* first lieutenant, shortly afterwards (in 1860) being promoted to commander for his services in connection with the Boundary Commission. In 1862 he was appointed commander of H.M.S. Eclipse, and went to Australia and New Zealand, taking part in every engagement in the Maori War of 1863-4, until lie WHS severely wounded at. Rangiriri, on the Waikato River, November 21, 1863, for which service he was made captain aud C.B. and received the New Zealand medal. In 1866 Captain Mayne was appointed to the command of her Majesty's ship Nassau for the survey of the Straits ot Magellan, it being deemed desirable at that time, on account of the trade with large steamers passing through the straits, to greatly enlarge the charts and bring the work originally done by Captains King and Fiizroy up to the standard of modern requirements, which demanded much more detail and a chart on a larger scale than was possible or requisite in the days of sailing vessels and very limited trade. On the starting of the Pacific Mail and Steamship Company's line of steamers their first vessel, the St. Jago, was wrecked outside of the Bay of I Mercv. in the western entrance to tha BUcaifcn. an reef of rocks which was discovered by the Nassau a few days previously in a very unpleasant manner, her Majesty's ship being nearly cast there herself. There had been no time to give warning of this reef before the St. Jago got on the rock- but the whole of the crew and passengers (to the number of about 200) were taken off by thn Nassau and brought to Monte Video. After iliree years on the Nassau Captain Mayne returned to England, where his services were acknowledged in a letter written him by the Admiralty. In 1870 Captain Mayne married Miss Dent, a daughter of Sir Thomas Dent, who was for many years well known in the China trade, and by her has had issue two sons and two daughters. After his marriage Captain Mayne only went to sea for a short time, in 1875. when he commanded H.M.S. Invincible. In 1879 he attained the rank of re.lir admiral. Admiral Mavne's political career commenced in 1835, when he unsuccessfully contested the Pembroke and Haverfordwest Boroughs against Mr. Henry Allen, Q C., ttie sitting Liberal member. In 1886, Mr. Allen having resigned his seat on account, of his vote against Mr. Gladstone's Home Rule policy, Admiral Mayne was returned for the boroughs with a majority of 272 over Mr. Lewis Morris, M.A., the poet, and has for that con- stituency ever since. Admiral Mayne was a sup- porter of Lord Salisbury's Government, and thoroughly approved of its general policy.
THE CLERGY DISCIPLINE BILL.) The Opposition of the ,fWelsllJ Four." Our Gallery correspondent writes: — The opposition threatened by the Welsh Four to the Clergy Discipline (Immorality) Bill, as amended by the Standing Committee on Law, has now taken shape and form in the Order Book of the House of Commons. Three pages and a half of amendments to be moved on the report stage of the Bill have been set down by Messrs. Evans, Hoyd-George, and Philipps. Mr. Picton intentts to again move his amendment, the effect of which would be to institute lity assessors of the criminaj acts of clergymen, and Lord Cranborne has one short line for a proposal of his own for strengthening the Bill. The number of Mr. Philippe's amendments is six, Mr. Lloyd-George whips up with four, but Mr. Samuel Evans walks in with eight amendments, one of which covers upwards of a clear page, and has premier place. This is, possioly, the only one that, will ever be reached in or out of the House of Commons. It will, I learn, be absolutely necessary to adopt stringent measures, because otherwise, undoubtedly, the Welsh Four" would have a perfect right to move every single one of their amendments. This might mean the postponement of the dissolu- tion till next November or the following May or June! Should the Lords be incautious enough, by the way, to touch the Bill the opportunity will, no doubt, be seized by the "Welsh Four" for further discussion in the Lower House when the Bill comes back. But 1 do not imagine the bishops will say a word beyond Aye, aye." to its second and third reading in the Upper Chamber.
WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT. Shebeen Raids at Cardiff. On Sunday several raids were made by members of the Cardiff Police Force on houses where an illicit trade in intoxicants was alleged to have been carried on.—In the Canton Division Constables Giles and Durston seized a -4^-gallon cask of beer, which they found on tap at No. 33, Halket- street, a house occupied by Michnel Tobin. At Gr ingetown Pelice-constables Pheip", Young, and Wiltshire entered No. 5, Lucknow-street under power of a warrant, and seized a quantity of drinking utensils, but found no beer, the constables alleging that before an entry could be effected the beer* had been got rid of through the back part of the premises.—In the Central Division Pulire- cobstables Davies and Green seized a 4i-gallon cask containing beer at No. 34, Sandon-place," the occupier being Margaret Connollv. The same constables afterwards seized a 9-gaifon caslf, which they found at No. 83, Adam-sireet, occupied by Margaret Thomas. Acting-sergeants Zeliand and Day seized a 45-gallon cask of beer nt Ao. 13, 2 South Church-street, a house occupied by Mrs. Mary Ann Hillsworthy, and the same con- stables afterwards took possession of six bottles of spirits which they found at No. 16, Ivor-street. Police-constables Gouge and Dicks entered the residence of William Roach, 27, Stanley-street, and seized a seized a 4J-gallon cask (which they found on tap) and two empty casks of similar size. The same constables subsequently took possession of a 4§-gallon cask of bear which they found on tap in a house at Bnzzud-atreet, "net Acting-sergeants Bates and Dredge seized a 4|-gall m cask of beer which they found on tap at, 19, Frederica-street, occupied by Mrs. Burrows.
SENSATIONAL RUMOURS AT CARDIFF. Rumour has been rife in Cardiff the last few days in regard to the marital relationships of one or two couples who move in rather high circles. In eiich case the parties are well known, und divorce proceedings are not unlikely to follow. Should this be so, some sensational matter will be furnished for the gossips.
LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. THir.VTRH ROYAL, CARDIFF. Lovers of comic opera will be pleased to notice the engagement of the Horace Lingard Comic Opera Company, which commences a six-night stay at the Theatre Royal to-night (Monday). Falkn," ever green and ever welcome, will be presented on the first three nights this week, and "Pepita" is to be produced on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. There is no doubt that,focal play- goers appreciate Mr. Fletcher's enterprise in booking such great attractions. Mr. Lingard's name being attached to the company is sufficient guarantee of the abilities of the artistes he brings with him. The popular lessee of the Royal intends to leave nothing to be desired in respect to the mounting, and with an nugmented orchestra, under the baton of Mr. C. Corri, the operas will go smoothly and successfully. THE GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF. The Wheel of Fortune,1' a powerful drama by that well-known dramatist, Mr. Howell Poole, will be presented at the Westgate-street house during the present week. The company, which is far above the average, includes Miss Alice Raynor, late leading lady at the Adelphi and Vaudeville Thoatrps. and lovers of melodrama will have no reason to complain of Mr. Fletcher's catering. THE PHILHARMONIC, CARDIFF. The present is the last week of Mr. John Sheri- dan's managerial reign at the Phil, and he has risen to the occasion by providing an array of talent of such strength as has been rarely seen at this house. The turns number neatly a dozen, but on Wednesday evening, when the popular manager takes his benefit, this number will be doubled, for, thanhs to the courtesy of Mr. Oswald StH, several of the artistes engaged at the Empire, including J. W. Rowley and Vesta Victoria, will appear at the Phil. THE EMPIRES. CARDIFF. For the ensuing week Mr. Stoll has arranged probably one of the brightest and strongest bills lately drawn up for the Empire, and it is safe to predict that his enterprise will receive that encouragement to which it is entitled. Occupying a promiuent place in the turns come Tennyson and O'Gormau, who, as comedians, possess a rich and racy flow of humour rarely t xceiled. Then there is the celebrated J. W. Rowley, whose ability in his particular line is very hard to beat, supported by an array of fhst-class ariistes. There is no fear but that^Mr. Stoll's patrons will be satis- fied with his catering for the current week. NEWPORT. Some important engagements have been made for the Newport house this week. Walter Munro?, the Irish character comedian and Hungarian boot dancer, is well worth seeing, as are also the Athos acrobats, whogive an excellent perforinacce,tind Bob Vokes and the Brothers Langmake a return visit., and other capital turns will be provided by Nancy Valerie, Carrie Joy, and Nellie Ward, serio-comic vocalists. Good business should, and, no doubr, will, be the order of the week at Newport. SWANSEA. During the brief period the Swansea Empire has been under the management of Mr. Stoll there has been excellent provision made for the patrons, but the arrangements for the present, week will compare favourably with the past. Ns less than seven "turns" will be given twice each evening, all of which are of a popular and attiactive character.
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REPRESENTATION OF SOUTH MONMOUTHSHIRE. Speeches by Baron Profumo and Mf. P. Wiison Rattan. Robert Blunt and the Provi- dent Association. A meeting was held in support of Baron Pro- fumo's candidature on Saturday evening in the field adjoining the railway-station at Newbridge. —Mr. P. Wilson Raffan presided, and was accom- panied on the wagon by the baron and barooese, the Rev. R. Hughes, Crumlin; Messrs. C. W. Car- penter, Abertillery; Lewis Thomus, Newbridge, and Mr. J. J. Green, Newport. The CHAIRMAN, in opening, said that Baron Profumo might well be sratified, after bis experience at St. Mellon's and St. Bride's, to be that evening in the house of his tneads, which was practically the only district at first opposed to his selection, but after his selection they had promised to be true to him so long as he was true to them, and despite the vicious and venomous attacks to which he had been subjected, they would still be true to him nnttl something more definite and much more pronounced bad been brought against him than had been up to the present time. The Western Mail, in its endeavours to throw mud on Baron Profumo and his sup- porters, had thought fit to open its columns during the last. few weeks to numerous innuendoes of a base character against himself (Mr. Rattan) and the South Wales Gazette, which he conducted. It had been said that he had been oppostsd to Baron Profumo. and h^d only come round because the baron had been kind enough to get a supply of advertisements. They knew him and the paper he represented too well to allow themselves to be blinded by any statements of that kind. The suggestion might tally with the experience of the Western Mail; that he did not dispute but houest journalism would always be maintained in the Western Valleys. He had clearly stated at the meeting of the Liberal Three Hun- dred that if a majority decided in favour of the b-iron be would abide by that decision. To-day the Western Mail assailed Baron Profumo, and said he was nf t a lit and proper person to re- present the division because of his connection with the Provident Association of London. Be (the speaker) saw conceivable circumstances con- nected with a man's position as manager to a com- pany which might make him an unfit person, but that did not relate to details of his business. To- day the Western Mail complained there was nothing m the balance-sheet, to show what the baron's salary was. What more business had they to know that than to know what Mr. Carr's was. The one question which concerned them HSelectors was. Did the association futntthe obligations which it had undertaken ? Was it a solvent association ready to meet its liabilities ? If the Western Mail could prove these two things there might be some reason for its criticisms, but it had not attempted toproveanythingof the kind. It dealt with a mass of details cut from vnrious newspapers starting to prove no kind of thesis, but simply, to throw a quantity of mud so that so much might stick. When the Liberal Three Hundred of the division were engaged in the selection of a candi- date, and when a certain number believed, as he believed now as strongly aa ever, that they ought not to have any man of dishonourable actions as candidate, what assistance did the Western Mail give? Why not come forward when the selection was in progress and prevent the baron's selection, if it could ? The baron's photo- graph ha«i appeared in its columns with a complimentary notice. In addition to that, the only scrip or title relating to the Provident Association of Lon4on which one could find by searching the columns of tbat journal was a com- plimentary reference to the progress the associa- tion had uiade. Was that honest, fair, or candid ? In the art cles there was very little original, matter, but a great deal of cuttings from other papers, and trotted out day after day. The Edinburgh Evening Dispatch was quoted as a Liberal in politics and a Gladstonian organ, and, therefore, on the side of Baron Profumo. Instead of f at being the case, however, it was ope of the ino^t vitulent Unionist rags published in Scotland. Again, the criticism of the Star had resulted in the appointment of a com- mittee to look into the Pruvidem, Association, and Professor Stewart, the editor, had expressed himself as perfectly satisfied with the decision. The Western Mail now printed those articles which had been repudiated by the Star. He hud had a letter from Professor Stownrt, which stnted that, as far as he knew, there was no reason why Baron Profumo should not be selected Liberal candidate." The aub-editor of the Star also wrote him, A thoroughly reliable candidate, and one thoroughly free from the taint of company pro- moting." Mr. T. P. O'Connor had .also given a statement diametrically opposed to the sugges- tions of the Western Mail, that he was dissatisfied to-day with the affairs of the Provident Associa- tion. He hud also communicated with the editor of the Stock Escchangetvi\m replied—" Have pleasure in informing you that from investigations which we have from time to time made into the position of the Provident Association of London, it may toe considered a thoroughly sound institution, while its managing direct 'r. Baron Pr fumo, with whom I have some personal acquaintance, is, I believe, an honourable man, upon whose character, either public or private, I have never heard any adverse criticism. I believe he was at one time connected with. or had some interest in, the firm of J. Lewis Mills, which interest, however, ceased some years since. I may add that I have every reason to believe that during the baron's connection with the firm it was conducted in a perfectly proper and credit- able manner." So far as they were concerned, the contest would be ctoaed, and Colonel Morgan would be allowed a walk over, were it proved Baron Profumo was a dishonest or dishonourable man. If they were to prove those things, the time to do so was now, as they required time to test the statements and sift the evidence. It had been said the Western Mail had something up their sleeve; but if they had anything unfavourable to the candidate they desired to testthetrutlfofit. Mr. Lewis Thomas then moved a resolution cf confidence in Mr. Gladstone and approval of the Newcastle programme, &< which was seconded by Mr. W. Morris (Newbridge), and supported by Mr. C. W. Carpenter (Abertillery). Baron PRDFOMO, in supporting, said that at the first the Western Mail indulged in a little homely chttff, but, seeing he had made up his mind to win. they were now doing their best to try to drive him out. He had the people on his side, and what did he care for the Western Mail ? Did it ever attempt to contradict or say anything against the programme he laid before them. No; their only chance was that of heaping tons of abtise upon him, in the vain hope that some of it might stick. It was not against him these weapons were directed, but against the electors of South Monmouthshire. He was merely the figure-head, and, therefore, they had made him a target. They might well be expected to bring out a big thumping lie at the l»st moment, for fear that it they did so before it would be exposed. He bad never ktiown in the whole of his life a more cowardly and unfair attack—the most dishonest thing he had ever known. He theu referred to the taxation of mining rents and royalties. The resolution was then carried, as was also a subsequent one in support of the baron's candida- lure. MEETING IN SUPPORT OF COLOM5L MORGAN, M.P. A crowded Conservative meeting was held at the Church Schoo). Raglan, on Saturday afternoon. The chair was occupied by Mr. Raglan Somerset, who was supported by a number of local gentle- men. Colone) the Hon. F. C, Morgan, M.P., who had some days before expressed his desire to be present and address the meeting, was unable to attend. The CHAIRMAN, in opening the proceedings, said there were two candidates before the division at the present time. One was their old, tried, and trusty friend, Colonel Morgan, and the other a stranger—a perfect stranger, who was absolutely unknown to them until the last few months. He was sure tbat V'p constituency would return Colonel Morgan a^ain und again, if necessary, by an overwhelming majority. (Hear, hear, and applause.) Mr. W. MORGAN (The Lodge, Raglan) proposed a vote of confidence in the Government. Mr. W. LLOYD seconded, and Mr. G. HEMMINGS (frqm the National Union) supported. Mr. DEAKIN (Mocmoutb) also spoke. The motion was put and carried, with but two
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