THE SPINSTER'S STORY. l?"tl"er Plaiafic-ld, E-pii?ster, of lklartb?ar, "Il'-d witi Ito tell a. -fory wiii(-,h has haunted Ilr?"e I have haard it. SOTI)E- vert d,ar fr.eiids in Yarmoutu, ,w zuln riet,s -.go I ,j-*nt a n-tonth or more th rflo En- 'J,Tlc-, daN, v.,us up -.t the sold?ers' 11 ur[x-n ?l- Iliv.F'rid turned down Ala,in-street oil Flb' 'v4v to t)',e Thinking to make a t uriiel Ok",r to lortlai'd-gtr,et, and E.Ilt,:Li)4ed a-inong .?ionic I)tli.-id, tc, hlve nc-, outlet. -l'Ot t-tiought it rx,ble to lo-, Ya'lmouth, f,-ut I certairi'ly did that re-tracin- illy won(ieridg at ?hi?h N-UIDY of the hoii?gE,?q III rc,?tioTt to 'he ,trcets, I met rk?,,i)ectabl?- ?koiyiaii of a,hoiit 45 .t iii a'n(-at gre-?- all)a,ca gowi). xv.;th I E, ,njd (,?,ey butin,(-t, with a C,-t to 1, of whom. I i??ked to ',)c dir'e,-ted IY. e-?l. Promptly: "I aip? going ?hi-t few and Pcoonip.ny el) ipto 'or 'iiiitt t,(, ou!,e ?a m- and the k?eY from her Tx)6ki, aud unloel-ed wr I then gaw that hoi,e,.thougl, fu b--d, -.wa- L,?ifccupied. The r?to a chai?- c?ppo?,te to nie, a.-id pie.-is our- ed lhal, I adqn*rt-d the daintv white the qua;lit ld-.f,' UllI sh,"(-ned f?:rni'tbre, 89 Y alila -,Ell _-ept. in f?& it to roak?, ??ily woman fee' a I;ttl(, --n- ft '19 aPPT-ciaO'on, she ir,??iste(i lal,r?nc? me through the hotis??, If you hvve Y.,rrr,<)ut?h you -iu??t have seen iszl"' l,?k, 't- 91 h* A ,iooth, ol,]-f.?--hioii-ed En- i,g"raln C,2-?-Pet on the ru g "ld w,tq in tbi-, w?de I ltll; -.11so TJ J4Lne? %r-(l neat einsh. of goc?,i s;-zc-, -pL-.iiilv and tile" -F?hed the beds I'?k?. The- DDvvli-,tplrs, again, a SpOtt4eVS wi 'th n-ce so CcLm- a tnotb.;iig r-ould surpw tbem. TL, eri b owE., 'ilver. all cqref,?,llv k- t i7i me her tt4 _I '-h ois ,?k;n bt, 'so!, ;i,, the pieces ;Y, f forrq. I suppiqe- ',ha+, ihe t(-. reri? me the hou:e, tiLd vas 'V? her tl,at ? Tnii,-t r4?tirn to 11.?yar.l s? catin't ie aaid abrupt.y: OW"PY -t'? T c-annot live in it': I Eve th %ne," "lil'OUI- OPPOSLte. Sit doN?-n,; I viant O"talk cu. "Ile w18 Nv&s* rnY liu,band's room," she --oufdnued? ,v a' cD'Pc-r by trade. We liv(-d ogetli,?l ei-Y pl)lj He had no -clatives ex(!(,pt I)i,?z 4P?"Evvl h- I!nlleh Is dead sister's son, to whom lip w&q a,z4l'ai- d. The young fellow wig Un"mbitiolaE,, and went over to A'10glleTIv tv for a while to lp,rn a trade, i?IDIZ,,Ilg t' e'luld do bev?er there +,bai h!??? pr a Irae rE rned with quite a little iiioncy, a-!id fbiin.-olf as a carpenter and do at e found plerrty of woric -to st.. and then came ti-r-os. he ht, a lot, and set to work to I)ui',d I,e cotf it, psitly,. I think, to kcp-p rain I)ied, no d(yubt, b,muse he had Iiiq d irl to ,?hare ?l"t -,i-ith him. It aL I!-btl ycvung Ira el*-e bit of a co'Lta?,,e. btit oli"te a itild 'wav? %nd before long he ma?-ried ?n wife to live in it. I don't believe zi-v :Lqzt?s. M never did, aii-d I told bu,,b-d 'That boy is m&rrv;ng t(y,) cooii lie3, 41f'Y'I* is the wu. peo,-)Ie get them- I,vl")at 'y D, I "It" tlo-ul)le.' There would have been Iti?, of -d five -ears later. to vot marri, lw Y husband did,,n'.t like to he,,tr Tn,-e talk tligtt lle&3'- I k lDh "ew b, fi;dn't. be wzs go Fct on his r4o eK', but- ',he youiiz fel3crv bad bo-T-?-wed .4 th? 3' of Ili m to hklp fini,,h t-be a-ii(I I t?4t tb&,t entitled me to speak mv mind. Af, boy L el' a, while his nephew's wife h?Al a lit.,e a.rid, later, aTbzl?i? the oottage ?kva, Ilot quite 1,, v?attt,d e-iough for them, and they *ete to build -i addition. T:mes We not if'or then, but aviiig pi ,,)Ie -v?ithor-t k*t' th, an (I every r-"k ?,ome 'litfle m-ert iialtrol &,qk to pi,c,7'do ,iga,r-,st sickiie,.s )Wd ag, My huiiband"s aen?.ew knew we t' "I c?()lirbe. and he cam(? to him P-gairt "or to b,, -I .rt ?)II ti 1 d the addition, o'?-ermg e, iLe Nvnole place. I on't tltink be ir,?- ltwband to takc, the mortg-r?ge, f C,, 1,?ur-b he wouldn't if 't hadn't 'teen 4ro I'?e would just have ,eft that any ecuritt at all. So he took It. Mortgage, 'but, b-- aiway, felt sore tLboLt "h' owing t,iat ive were safo, I clidn t. Iril any more, tlough I alwavs th,)ugh' iii ",3plieNv livve left Ziir money' if k and h-ve g(4ne to &omebody elsc, A. 80 cra,7v to b'?illd. tio? t-lie rroi?ey wa,?, gone and the addi- ?"ZT. Ilf!d th?) times becaipe harder than %tIir That ??ummer my hisband tock a. big lie "'?t t) deliver barels in New Bedfor-1. fte UL,&-r-'stimated on the omtruct. Ycru of tilt:?s being hard, there was a great t4 L at""Petition. He suffered a big Ices on kw r4,ct, but he waq a prou?d, strict mr-,i, tho,a carriefi it through witiieut a, w(?rd, kr4 gh it ,hook him badly. Something <)f t-li? 'idrt fat. rl,,Pt '.tiave happenpd to his nelphrw, hivt 111'ard t!iit his creditors w'ete giving ,,?8'90od deal of trouble. Tt, ?, 2'zcl bye t-h- time 3.ppot,&d for the t?! teace t4D .;tt fall due, I mw el,-srly &ough ?m "l?' h'l*and would losc, thit nioti-ev if 14-ft ,o h mself, so gradw-tily, lirtle' by t-lid t.'s7hoir him the,? it was 1,-s duty t. oree"05' hi-s duty to him,If snti his ',tlty r if '?4 e t'c)Wdn't we it, or w,)uldn't see it it but we used to ii.?. ke nights talki?ig tr. ?lwa I rse he could sm plairlv gb If right, -but he would 4n,)t. oewrinouit. tre,4, fD--I()Se' he wid 'it will Isring all his OIL IiM.x 'Is 'it any rea??n why we ll;tg Oft our Tnon4ey,' I asked, 'bec-auw iv. A )?e 't'O^ d'd t?%? -S 9 Wlizt did lie build for ? Why 90 ']Ito debt' If oiif hou-.c- wa3 m6rt- C'51;ld Wouldn't we fz?xpect to let it go if we ,ft" t l,fti'o'%P'av9 lb would I)e a me-rey to him kto '?Old +,, "I' gi-ve him the siirplu-- ;ifter it ia -he e a gettleme-nt, v?ith Iiis c?mditorq. could aaew.' The I t* to Ot-ke my hueb%nql, "lid bef. tAt re weiat for not-hing. ?o-ee-,ng pres him on nwht aiid dav wwen- had the OPPortimitr, ont-il at length he th, ,t'o fOrecl(-Ae and give the youriz fellow ,,Ne8 plus* C,h ittw no int-Prt-,st on the morf,- TIJ ,ai7- et h. "I I saw clearly that, he intended to O,Qt 19 Yle!3be- have all the monev to lielp him of Ili f3 difficultie, That; ihor-ou?,,Iiiy frigh- so h?m no peace -L,,it-ii 1 zot a from him to dep<>sit all but fo In Inv name. Then T felt spfe, ,re,L,l tb.(, 'Property (wne to bA -,old udder ?'itr tke Dephew had gone to Allegber?y to to mise a little monev, and, to the f O'Vervor)e. no one' would bid a Taore, that, just suffcl-"Pnt to secure the ellp one dar came a I-etter from Alle- ll%Q. 'hich i would have opened h-.id I dkd it ,o much for hi,3 sal-e. it oh, iugt two words. a,, _h_, T s&w the rontentt3 of took on more tha-n evex, and b eatd tImA his nephew bad omnri, 1 jr??led -h-WI feaj-, for his reason. At I 'rg'ue with him, &h?c)w,'ng how Diu?iii it "alght h.-i,ve been. ie younw fellov h4ve failed anyhow, and we might hav4, rlol, t, ey be?-,ider,. But he irould not Then I tried t4D -omfort him, but "Jí Y a.ns\Vered dead sister's ,-)n. She died in alld I prouaiged to c?are foi? him w If ray boy. 1 am a, murderer. e frighteaed. I ttid to coty- him j, -rOh b eciild not. 'NVbat -ljiisine, ballo said. 'He wae jity dead si-st-er'.s ent for the pa?,tor and the e4tdcr,,?+. "iDl bL, had r.othing 7,,roiig; ti,at I -ii-?e(I the mor -V)ov: tll,i 31, lriil h"'Ped hitn al'] fie could ?t hir, o,'v'n riF.I, Ch Wre, but he oily &bock Iiis he-ad. '1' kil!(-d him! I killed him! H' ead -?on There iN-a,,j tlm"e be v-, illd have believed ever3-thi-ng the 'a,id, for be -as happy in 1, k'-Ic?w the clerg-,v to be aTrL,rif.d of --?-emecl out of lilmse"f, III ncitb(-r s(-eiiif7 nor oyi I)iN and, -.ot com?, ?oir,.? n!E %? I *ag ?-,o anxioiis ibout -h down tc, tb"? ;OT?i*azc?. Is;' )Pcn and he bi,(l evident,.y ()T-'y his W,k' There wm a, tittle dar'k hi's baci-, the shop whore h* hai -,tor.-d kep-s, anci thi!lgs. I entcre.tl ihpt 3art b,2ating so-theit it thitinped "y ide, !trd there h--?4 -,l??-as haag?ng S A-,Td ]lot h%ve 1'ten?d to ?hi,3 story 4 "litt??? 'f it bd ..tlbepn- tist '?hc fl-.inated me. I couldm net A I saw that she did no' know. f,,error-r )riL-k,,n d lost sh-- sh(-Uld rca Y face, When sh-a st,),)ped -Lt, BP*eil, aiad n-taking sonic, I am sure, "lue I b,,i,ried from tle. houif, -4,e Mel th, %riqi I ?, r,4Br qiii?Icly b(-fore ?,,h, coul ;Jek th') door to follow "New Y,rk Cont-n,,erc!ial Adver-
A JEWK?L THIEVES. 'Tltk p o Belge" etat-es that the Eng- ?'ve arrive(i at Itrui;e.,? t-) on- ?lu-eL, in-3n o' )?,ritisti or an(i a orm'ste,(l -tt. O?st?end ir- -.eriouq oF "P -?hwi %Tas o-Tni,,i;tted %t Os The three n-,en, Kcilo?.a rc- t-3 t), T-iiu th4L-v to t large intcr-
r NOTES FROM THE METROPOLIS. #m 8UR LONDON LONDON, SATURIDAY EVENINS. A POLICY OF No POLICY. Lord Roisabeiy's brilliant aninounctment last night of a policy of no policy n'ag aff orded cold oomfort to.his adlierents. They imagine I it will be long before they again reèllcll office if they are merely to watoh and wait. For one thing, Heme Rule has gone. You may take it thalt it will not re-appear in any Liberal piogramroe. I believe that is the I'EaS'OOl why there is no progranmie. Unable at present to dispense with the help d the Nationalists. the party managers are afraid to offend them by issuing a programme without Home Rule. I susipect Mr. Justin M'Carttn has an inking of tihe truth, oar wihv his bold and Shameless overtures to the Tories the otlher day? His language can only be undrar- srtood in that qcnse, or in the sense that his Iaction are ready to climb down altogether and join with the great majority of the Liberal party, who, I happen to know, would l>o only too thankful to accept, as a final settlement of the question, the (JODoesslon to Ireland of a generous measure of local govern- mexit, which might be called Home Rule when there was no one by to laugh. -IE FLECTION 'rl PETITIONS, Although nothing has been heard publicly of the election petitions, tour or five are stiii in pro- gress, and will, no doubt, come to trial. There are two Unionise petitions-at Durham and Libhneld. The most important and exciting contest will be at Lancaster, where the Radicals have petitioned against tibe return of Colonel Foster, who g»>t in by a majority of 634, wresting a seat from the enemy. The severity of the attack is said to be due to the late member, better known as M-r. S. Williamson, who took a parage* j and was mad»i the subject of iruoli ridicule in the Unionist press. Duriag the election the iccal paper printed quotations from all ¡ the papers whidh made fun of Mr. William- son's new dignity. He was so angry at this *hflt lie is said to have vowed that ihe Tdry .should not get in. What may be the t'-uth of this I cannot ten, but it is certain that -eiroic exei-tions are being made to turn out the> Tory member. For instanot', I have been assured that something like two hundred pounds a week is bring p'anl for detectives to hunt up evidence against the Tories. One Has to receive these statements with a grain of salt, but it is beyond all question that ar enormous expenditure" is being incurred for this petition. THE PREMIER AS BISHOP-MAKER. When Lord Sali«bncy has made an ap- pointment to Chichester he will have nomi- nated three bishops since he has been m office, including one translation. This for a four months record equals the famous bishop-making year, 1891, when Lord Saiiis- bi.,? nom,nated seven bisho -s. inelading two p Bi tr?,i?sl,atio,m Tbev were the -,ii-op of Bi,eb- fjeld. translat-ed to York; the Bishop of Rochester (as now), translated to Winchester; the Dean of Peterborough, appointed Bishop of Worcester; the Dean of Windsor to be Bishop of Rochester; an Oxford professor to be Bishop of Peterborough; the Yicar of Lewis- ham to be Bishop of Lichfield1; and the Dean of Worcester to 0e Bishop of Truro. As for the vacant "Chichester See, the only names I have heard mentioned; up to the pre- sent are Dean Eliot of Windsor and Canon Hervey, vicar of Sandringham. The now bishop must be broad and tolerant, for both High Church and Low Church are strong and active in his diocese. THEY DEARLY LOVE A PEER, The arrest of the Duke of MrrlHbrough in New York for daring to induiiae :H "coasting" on his bicycle proves, not oniy with how i,?tt!e of p i?; erponal Iiberty a Rep?blic governs ,u,bje,et,i, but alio how ciemrly Republit-,3,n, love a lord and adore a duke. "CoastiDg," I a.m informed, is the harm less practice of lift- ing the feet from the peda-Ls and allowing them a rest while the nla-chine runs down a geiitle decline. If one could imagine such a thing being illegal in this country, the policeman who found an -American visitor indulging in the* practice in ignorance would have been oontent with informing him tha.t it was illegal, and would only have arrested1 in the event of defiant disobedience. But in New York the bumptious bob by insisted on con- veying the duke to the*nearest police-et&tion. This was, of course, in order that this gentle Re- publican might be able to boast all his life what he had once upon a time arrested a duke. It is on a par with the story told of an English peer, also a statesman, a man of so high distinction that when travelling on the cars a negro came up and asked for his ) hand. The no hie lord at once held it out. thinking the poor African woul^ kiss it in gratitude for his lordship's exertions against slavery. But, n<5; the negro was an Ameri- can all the time. He took the peer's hand, gave it a vigorous shake, and re- marked, "There, now; I can. tell America that the British aristocracy's all right."
'T- THE GREAT SILVER ROBBERY. A NUMBER OF PERSONS IMPLI GATED. The Press AjSsocia.tion stalest that Mr. Arthur Newton, solicitor, has been instructed -to defend Mr. Alexander Sarti, the Clerken- well manager to Messrfc. Ellvington, who is in custody in ecnneotion with the great silver robbery, when ih«^08s-e names en again on Thursday next. Sir Frank Lockwood and Mr. c.. F. Gill have aJso been retained to defend accused in the event of; hie being oont- mitted for trial. Mr. Newton* had a long • interview with him on Friday in HollOwaty Gaol. FR-MH DEVELOPMENTS EXPECTED. The prosecution has shown great activity in preparing the case against garti-q, cast in- volved in teohnioaJ. details, in which the accused has a peculiar knowledge by reason of his long and widespread connection with the silver trade. The number of detective officers ori- ginally concerned in the ease -has liee-n mate- rial!}. increased, and a further arrest is anti- cipated. It is probable t-haifc evidence will be giVen that an ingot was delivered at the back door of M4wsrs. Fil-kineon's Clerken 11 -,t&b e8 lisb'rnent during the time the workm were i dinner, and that -t wcrkman ,aw itenplai.d -*a the add bath. It is impossible to state at the present Tnoment fhtlt aii in y c-f the remaini-rig ,q4at?s b-tve ben diqe(yrerp.4, but fregh develop- ments are hourly expected. TWO_ ARRESTS IMMINENT. The "Evening News" sayathct, outside the bullion robltery. a charge will be formulated against Alexander Sarti at the instigation of Elkington and Co., who will join fl-e Treasury as prosecutors. A number of persons of good rank in the smelting trade are sp, so be most seriously implicated, whilst one Srm of City smelters in particular will b, ch r with the actual possession of the stó n '• V ,end S." silver ingots- No further arrests have been effected, but two at least are imminent. -it.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A DOCTOR. A summons wa-s appi ed for at Westminster in respect of an accusation brought hy a young girl of twelve yea-re, the daughter of a gentle- inaa engaged as secretary of a large West End club. She attends tiie High School, Wimbie- don, and rides to and fro in a second-cja.ss carriage. On the dftertiooia of Wednesday last the person complained of is said to have got into the carriage she \7fu> in and forced hi" conversation upon her and acted improperly.. The young lady, Who was very much alarmed, climbed over the partition of t-he carriage and fought the protection of another passenger, a well-known barrister. Mr. De Rutzen; Have inquiries been made? Mr. Waynes Yes, sir; the man gave a correct name and address—Dr. A. S. Reily, of 16, Sinclair-road, West Kensington. Mr. TV R.utsen • On your statement I will ) grant summonses .1/5 once.
LIVING WAGE FOR MINISTERS, After the abortive revolt of the domestic curate fsays the. "Daily Telegraph") comes the wail of the half-starved Dissenting minister in the country. In one county there jxe five Congregational ministers existing on stipend; that average, owly £ 63 a year, and in another large dirt-net 31 pa-stors receive an average of but £ 67. A "liviifg wage for ministers" is. therefore, the kt&st cry in Congregationalism, and it must be confessed iat in D'.ar.y cases it may be raised with full j'lstice. It. rests with the laity'to rectify this St,xt.» of tkiiajSL
-+- WELSH LADIES' CHOIR IN AMERICA. MAGNIFICENT RECEPTIONS. INTERESTING LETTER FROM MISS LEILA LEWIS. Tthe following interesting letter, dated rrom New York, Sunday, October 6, has just been received from Miss Leila May Lewis, one of the members of the Royal Welsh Ladies' Choir: "Time seems to fly since we arrived in New York on Saturday. We have g'iven a concert every evening since we are here, and they have been most tiuccdsrful. Cur first concert was all Saturday evening at Eighteenth-street, M.E. Church, New iork, the seats being from Idol, to 5dol. Last Thursday we sang at Asbury Park, New Jersey, the finest water- ing-place in America. Among the audience was the Mayor of Aliladelpiiia, who so fully appreciated each item of the programme that we ail felt we oould have gone through it a,ain for him alone, tears be 'g quit,- notice- a,ti'?e while we wc-l-i? ,nginil: '(,, I v 'od Is Nly Guide.' There were also among the audience the Misses G-ottsoha-lk, sisters of the well- known composer. They were greatly dharmed with our singing, and told Mrs. ,?-),ivieis -,vtat ?ts-?odi-hed then-, was the I-extra(irdina-v o^ They v?r7 'de? t our voims. 'i, -e?d ere at,.4o hted with Ali4-, Wirrifi Eva.n,R's plaving. I had the plet,ui?c? of swhowing tiie,?i the Que?-u's gift to l?iis. Davies, a,n,d their rcmai?k was-' H,oN,: beautiful it is, and how qn-o dese-ves it Anot*her lady in the Yaudic-nee bvi i3ot attended any place of amusement for years, but having heard so much of the Royal Welsh Ladies'. Choir sHiV came to hear us, and was s'b delighted that the following day she sent Her coachman and other servants. the former of wlilom, &Ili,- Mrs. Davies, had been in 1 ?- the list 40 ?i,er SerVICE? ?-0 years, and 6]w felt be was or?e of tlienis?--Ives, so woiild not have one of them miss what she con- sidered the great-set pleasure of her life, viz.. the singing of the choir. Everyone seems to be very much struck with our singing of I 'God Save the Queen' and I must say they "etm to appreciate it even mere than an English audience, and that is saving much. It is amusing to noti-ce that almost before we c'an get off the stage the cloak-room is picked witih admirers (Iff both sexes, eager to offer their congratulations to our much-loved conductres-s and her nurÍls. We are sun- I posed to reside at t/iie Bristol, but, through the r hospitality and kindness of our American friends, the vacant chairs are very noticeable at each meal. But we do come across e&tth other before reti-ing, and. oh, the babel of tongues when notes are compared We are just going to have some tea. alter which a presentation, given by M-s. Davies, Mr Per- kins, and ourselves, of a lovely little kettle on a stand will be made to Mr. an Mrs. Taliesin Evans, who have been so exceedingly kind to us brvth now pod on our previous visit to America. We look to them as being our best friends. Mr. Perkins stayed with them the whole three months ih", was here, and the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. Evans he is never likely to forget. "W", are having great treats during our present visit to Tni simpers. 4x5. But- the greatest treat of all is the ^Tch-looked-for letters fmm Home, Sweet Home.
MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN AT ALLTWEN. OPENING CEREMONY. v I MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN. I A drinking fountain, erected in memory of the late Mr. Howel Gwyn, of Dyffryn, by the inhabitants of Alltwen, Swansea Valley, was opened on Saturday afternoon. The structure is an indication of the gratitude felt towards j Mr. Gwyn, who had bean a generous benefactor to the village. The proposal to erect a drinking fountain to the memory of Mr. Gwyn originated with Mr. David Smith, -and was readily adopted by all. Messrs. Daniel Mor- gan, David Smith, Robert Evans (Brynteg), John Morgan. Henry Davies (Rocicwyt-h), W. Thomas, and others formed a, committee to carry out the scheme, fr. James Hinkin acting as secretary. The fountain is a handsome four- sided structure of Aberdcen red and' grey granite 0:1 a base of local stone, and is surmounted by lar,ip. T"nere are to be Iv;o c?ontin-,io-as strfa.Tns ,oaf water, and on the othe,- rwo sides arc appro- priate inscriptions in Welsh and in English. The memorial s'tands if. the centre of the vil- lage. It was designed and executed by Mr. Dodd, sculptor, of Morriston. There was a very large attendance when the Rev. Arthur Rees (St. John's, Alltwen), in the absence of Mr. Herbert Lloyd, J.P., .'took the chair. On the platform were Airs. Gwyn, Dr. Griffiths, Mr. and Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Thomas (Dyffryn,), the Misses Lloyd (Cilybebyll), the Rev. Mr. Griffiths (vicar of Llaiiguicke), and Mr. F. W. Gilbert-son. A letter of apology from Mr. Her- bert Lloyd, who was to have presided, was I read.—The Chairman and Mr. Frank Gilbert- son having spoken ijn highly eulogistic terms of the philanthropy and generosity of the deceased gentleman, Mrs. Gwyn unlocked -die founta-ih with a silver key, presented to her by Mr. Daniel Morgan, landlord of the Gwyn Arms. wc! was foll') cl by the f ,I,g'r?' 0' "0 frvniau Caersalein" by lhe audience, and a, who specially oomposed for the occasion by rr. .John Morgan, by Mrs. Morgan..—Dr. G. Grif- fiths (Pontardawe). the Rev. R. Ee^s (Alltwen Congregational Church), and Mr. Moore (Dyffryn) gave short appropriate addresses.— Bfihveeu. tfee speeches the Pontardawe Bras* Band, conducted b- Mr. Thomas Hanney, and the Allt-wen Male Voice Party (conductor, Mr. T. C. Johns) rendered selections in excellent fashion.—The singing of "Bvddj myxdd o ryfeddodau"' by the audience brought a very interesting gathering to a close.
Wimii'i'll1»"«" *'»» IIW'1 11 I CA RMA UTI-IFIN SHIRE COUNTY RATE. PROPOSED NEW BASIS. On Wednesday the Carmarthenshire Ceo Council will receive the proposed new basis w- the county rate, r*i*d a motion will be made th.. public notice be jdven of its consideration the January meeting. On the present basis t'i total r^tabls value of the coanty is £ 509,750. s;. which a penny rate gives £ 2,123 19s 2d. Tl proposed ban's raises the ratable value £ 592.204, or an increase far the whole coiiiit, -1, and upon it a penny rate would yi L2t467 IN. 4d. Wl,?n (iisqec".i-ti the shoiv tL-Rt, i6 1*8 propo8o?t to -rai-,e ,-t'.ue 'earmarth,n'Union b mtabl?e v. of v ;Cc)?ii, of Llandilo Union br £ 6,035, of I.-j'ardov Union by £ 3 404, of L; an city Umen by £ 54.05 of Narberth Union by £ 4.173, of Lamp^l Union by £ 1.349, and Nev.-caslle-Emlyn UJ> by £ -3,791. The county of the borottgii i Carmarthen^is d'ealt with separately. K is p.-o- posed to rtfise its ratable value for «oas:l.- yirposea from £ 37.419 to £42,392..
MRS. MORRIS. I
DEATH: OF THE LLANELLY CENTENARIAN. A HUNDRED AD FOUR YEARS OLD. v The dlmth took place on Saturday mdrning, at Cilhg-placei, Llanelly, of Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, better known as the Llanelly cente- narian. Up to a recent date the aged lady had enjoyed wonderfully good health, but during the last few days- it was seen that she was slowly, bub surely, losing her grip of eaiithly things, and on Saturday tjhe end came peacefully. The venerable lady celebrated the hundred and fourth anniversary of her birthday on Tuesday, the 5th if March last. The auspicious day was spent very quietly, although she received nume- rous congratulations. Mrs. Morris was a I lla-nellyite born and bred. In fact, she was only once out of the town. Her huaiund was a collier, and many years ago he found it neces- fcary to go to Blaina, where he was offered work under rw.+h-er favourable conditions. But Mra, Morris could not long endure absence from the partner of her joys and sorrows. So, shouldering a big, heavy parcel, and taking hen- baby in her arms, Mrs. Morris began a. lorug and weary walk to Blaina. The journey occu- pied five daysj, land Mrs. Morris was fond of re- calling her delight when it was all over. That was about 70 years ago. Her parents were ardent Churchgoers, but when she married I Mrs. Morris followed her husband, who was a Bapttist, andi became a member of Aduhun Church, Felinfoel. She was a great admirer of "John Jones, Felinfoel Many years ago ilrs. Morris underwent an operation for her eyes ♦at the hands of the late Dr. Thomas, Llan- elly. For some years prior to that she had been deprived of her sight, btrt- the operation- was successful, and as a result her eight, almost up to the day of her death, was remarkably good. In, spite of her advanced age, the sub- ject of our notice retained possession oi her faculties to an, astonishing degree. She was a good conversationalist, and nothing pleased her better ^than to have a chat about the Llanelly tnat was in the "good old days." It is an in terestir,&r fact that the massive fire- guard: which occupies the hearth of the cottage where Mrs. Morris is now lying dead wa." the first article cast at the Old Llanelly Furnace in the time of the Rabys. It certainly is a relic of the past, as also is the old arm-chair in which she sat awaiting the "one clear call" which summoned her hence. This chair belonged to her mother, and is said to be about 150 years old. Of the fourteen children born to her only one survives, in the person of Mrs. Evans, who is now 66 years old. With them also is a boy of fourteen, who is the son of Mrs. Evans's daughter, and, therefore, great-grandson of the subject of our notice. Earlv an the present year the attention of the Prinopse of Wales was^brought to the case of Mrs. Morris by Mr" J. V. Evans, Llanelly, and her Rcyal Highness sent her a valuable parcel of clothing and flannel, which was much appreciated by the aged recipient. —
MELANCHOLY AFFAIR AT CLYDACH. SAD DEATH OF TWO MINERS- Our Morriaton correspondent writes :—A sod affair, by whioh two miners lost their lives, oc-ctirred at G uerevs Graigola Collietv. situated a.t Ynysponilwch, near Clydach, Swansea Valley, un Saturday. The deceased workmen, for a reason only known to themselves, stopped in the mine airier the others had cleared out, and when they got to the bottom of the pit, with the intention of ooming' up, they found that the iiitcher aud all the workmen had left. After signalling and receiving a reply that the engineer had. gone home, it is surmised that, not having the pationce to wait for the return of the engineer, they started off to make their exit from the mine through the outcast. This place is a kind of slant, used only as an wr- way and for pumping purposes, and, as the ■steam pipes are laid down on this road; the men are strictly forbidden to travel that way, except under a special order, and then or.ly afte- tshe steam has been stopwed, to enable the air to giet cool. On Saturday the outcast was very warm, and' would be in a dangerous condition for them to attempt an egress, for the works had only stopped fifteen minutes at the most previous when they risked the journey, with such a. sad result. Our repre- ,eLt,,a'dve wa?t,d upon Mr. J. D- Jone., 3 the mana;??er of the cc)llien', who st?it?c-c! t?iat all the men employed under ground were supposed, according to the general rule of the works, to come out frou. the workings, together with the hauliers and others. The last man sup- posed to remain at the bottom of the pit is the hiteher. Ho had come up from the pit j shortly after one o'clock on Saturday, with what he thought, was the last batch of work- men. The banksman, having &een him. a,rrive, reported accord;ngly to the ingin-eer. j- I leav;ug t n e latter tlten left for home, I he in charge if flie -,tolaer, who wu to remain on dbty until seven o;?--lock th,t evening. ?N- o sooner had they all gone than the stoker's I attention was called to four knocks at the bottom of the pit, and he at once hurried to the I ttT)Jn of the pit, and he :tt once hurried to) thp, I mOl1th of the pit to lea,rn from whom It 'lame. If e at oncc St'lIt for the engine.er, .J oseph Leo- f)old, residing at Vardre, close by. who arrived in about ten minutes, and signals were made to call the men to die bottom of the shaft. These were repeated at I-litervails for half an hour without any success- Leopold then sent for the fireman, David Harris, v. ho arrived upon the scene at three o'clock, and. with a. few helpers, he went to search for the men. After going about three hundred yards from tHe pit's bottom, they came upon the dead bodies of the two miners. One of the victims is John Gibbs, aged 27, residing at Glais. and is a. married man, whilst the other is a young man named John R. Jones, living at Vardre. Clydach.
THE LIQUOR TRADE. SENSIBLE SPEECH BY A GLAD- STONIAN M.P. Mr. G. Harwood. M.P., was the principal speaker at the annual dinner of the Bolton Licensed Victualiers' Society the other nisrht. He said he believed that alcoholic lio-uorl should be regarded as one of the gifts of God. in reason. It was what he was to ever since lie was a boy. and he did not think it had disagreed with him. He gave it to his children, and he would never, if lie lost 500 elections, take part in any action which would deprive others from taking that which lie regula-rly tssed hhnselt". (Applause.) He had a great pity for and fear of a drunka-rd, &ut he would infiritety rather have a nation of drunkards than a nation of hypocrites. (Applause.) A man ought to lie able to take his wife and family into a public-house with- out any fea.r of demoralisation, and unless they remedied that state of things they would not pnt their trade upon a proper foitnda- tion. Tic -i-li?zod tbp-iii l,o c-i-t)perPte lv"th the' rr ,eii iri tce coii?r?tr,v t.,? ;zet rid ,,f f,L;l public-houses, improve those that were left. iii?'D ?z gord iquor. tij-?v otip-,Iit to go i-?, "or i- -,ior. He told tl,?t nproving tlt-, liq Wil?'iitm wa?s ing to 0 e??,oliil.ioii asking tli(- Iloti;e to coiifirni of Toer?l 'Veto. b-,it he. (,!Jr. Pir- I-,old the W-,hip t.'L??at -If Sir AV?7!ip,m linr- • did he shedd take the liberty of moving} Section. -===-
KK ISLINGTON MURDER. 'HE PRISONE^TDTSCHARGED. if red Gamble ws.s again brought up at I ■rrkenwell on Saturday charged with the vunier <1f a child at Islington.—Mr. Colbeek. "0 prosecuted on 0f the Trea-su,ry. re- I'oitulated the facts, r.ud offered to call j -.vitnesses. but the magistrate remarked that i t appeared, from the opening statement, that "•here was practically ro fresh evidence.—The >ii-citor-admitted this, and the magis^r^i ordered the prisoner to be discharged <
I MANNING OF BRITISH SHIPS. FALSE STATEMENTS BY THE SEA- MEN'S JOURNAL. The Shipping Federation has issued the following public notice to seamen —"The 'Seamen's Chronicle' of the 5t-h of October, 1896, under the head of 'Undermanning. I publishes the following remarks on the Manning Committee, viz.(I) That 'the shipowning section of it decided by their votes to ec-nd-uet their inquiries in private' (2) That it M as useless protesting when the persons whose doings were the subject of inquiry formed the majority of the jurv. Seamen are hereby informed that both the a.bove statemert?s made -by the Clu-onic.te? are R.'))sr)liitely fal,??e and purpo?,:ely they am itiexely int,tded to prejud-'ce -?eani-en -g-aiwt -?heir empooyers. The '?aots are actual that a lea,?,Jing shipowner first proposed that the inquir)r should be held with open (ioors. Of four ?hipp'mg rep-esenta-ti-ves present three were in favour of this course; and of five seamen's representatives present, one spoke in favour of it. A solid vote of the seamen's section would have turned the scale in favour of publicity. Ship- owners have five representatives and' seamen have five representatives on the Committee, the ether members are departmental or independent; there is. therefore, no 'majority of the jurv.' such as tae 'Chronicle' falsely suggests. The 'Sea- men s Chronicle' further falsely implies that the examination of the evidence and publica- tion of the report have been unduly delayed by the- shipowner's representatives. The* chair- man (Sir E. J. Reed) assumes full responsi- bility for conducting the inquiry, and has authorised the statement that no shipowner or other member of the Com- mittee has caused delay." EARLY MEETING OF THE COM- MITTEE. A meeting of the Mantling Committee is to be convened at an early date- Since April last ^ir b a ward Reed, ex-M.P., chairman of the Committee, has keen preparing bis draft report.
INTERNATIONAL CYCLING GREAT VICTORY OF MICHAEL. A Dalziel s telegram frum Paris on Sunday says The fifty kilometre cycle match arranged between Michael and Lartignv, the representc- tive?-, <)f England c-,ncl Fraii p(-ctivelv, was cl ce "es ridden fli, aft4-,rnoon over the mur,-e ()f the Vt,lc,dro-iie Biiffalo, and in thcl T)res?enoe of t,j,to-. After the brilli.%nt? peTiorinanQe Latigny ?t the '.Nlunicip,.41 Velcdr-)me 1.st S. r?- day, Parisians were full of confidence in the ir fivot, ?p, ? I md ev-,cn hol)eti that lie --otil(.1 be to lowpr thp- oolotir,, of hi,? rival. Tliev F<)on de?-eived, ],owe-er. for ?Alic?haLl bk-gEt'l' to ,iraw. -iwa-,T fi-oii-L Iii..3 oi)pon,ent ip tb?, fi t mile, -i.,id at the eleventh kilometre he had lapped Lc.rtigny. Twenty kilometres we,) covered in T,5min. 57 4-5soo., whioh is 41 sec. behind Michael's own record. The 30 kilo- metres vvor-5 done in 39min. 19 2-5w. Lartigny being then a lap and a half behind. j In the thircy-firss kuometre-. while goinroioi l the bg,nk, Lartigrv c,?.ugbt the iiind wlieel of the triple ii)a.?biiic wi,? iiiakii-,g pace F,?r ti"m, and 'Niiehael -Iwkened -pe(-l i!,itil his opponent obtaine.d a re-mount, but from the time of the accident almost all interest in the raoa was lost. Lartigny struggled on f-avely to the end, two laps behind, buf he could not answer Michael's spurt in the final quarter of a mile, and che Englishman won as he liked. Lartigny 3 fall, of course, put an eno to all hopes of any records being broken. J'he 50 kilometres were covered by Michael in Ih. /mm. 43 3-5see. A match has been arranged for next Sundav between Michael and Gougoltz, but the distance has not ret been fix?d.
TWO CHILDREN'S BODIES FOUND. A surprising discovery was made in Birmin?- ham c-n Saturday afternoon. Some bovs i-ri- tered a- dilapidated house in a back street r nE-ar the centre of the city, and going down into a, cellar they came across a wooden box. On being: kokèn. out Ml the mummified remains of 11. m&]"" a.nd female i.n; nt.
-m. TIRED OF LrF'}1. Joimua. Bo war. an, postmaster at Rollins Lane, nea.r Lancaster, committed suicide on Satin-- day morning by cutting his throat with e razor. He had been ill. and dpcbred he \< tired of hfe.
'«'■> U»'Jl 11 >111 fcj, LI A Renter's feleeTam from Zanzibar on day says: Captain Lawrence, of th* Kf" Brigade, while corr;manrlir!«? a bo 7v «.,f native troops, was shot in a skirmish th reh.s Cffldsr Mfcamk 11"11." G»,7,i. on the nia'and Steps are being taken to rClr the ctier's body.
ARTISTIC PHOTOGRAPHER. ??? 95 MANSEL-STREET ?<?? SWANSEA. JV ONLY ADDRESS- 95. MANSEL-STREET. ?.? i??" ? ???"? SEE SPECIMENS Bi SHOW CASES. ??? 3639 j_ j
I =- OUR FOOTBALL COMPETI- TION. FIVE GUINEAS FOR A TIP. On Saturday, Octobei- the following matches ;.re to he played:- (On the ground of the former). Swansea v. Newport. Llanelly v, Neath. Penarth v. Morriston. Ale: avon v. Treerky. ™ Cardiff v. Hespitals. The following coupen should be filled up, ind must reach us not later ihan two o'clock I on Saturday next, in an envelope plamiy i snartced in the top left-hand eornof Competition. j COUPON 5. ¡ Winnin P'is. PLs IW'n' Team. for aZ¡¡t.. Pis. I L. I I t t: 2. I I b,: a. L? I I J 4. I !o 5. I I I it .¡ Tota.l I š- -'r., -c. 't'œe .n i I, H, ¡ :¡ -"Sf'- I. .'AC't-dr &GS .}" C) ur aec;ition must be regarded as final. r
THE AGED POOR PROBLElil. INTERESTING EXPERIMENTS AT MACCLESFIELD. The Macclesfield Board of Guardians have been interesting themselves in the aged poor problem, and the" Pall Mall Gazette pub. lisues an account of what has been done towards ffiakingthe lives of the respectable poor more endurable than they had been heretofore. The guardians began by granting outdoor relief on a generous scale to all destitute applicants over 60 years of age who were of thoroughly respec- table character and able to take care of them- selves. The helpless and friendless poor are lodged in the workhouse in what are termed privilege wards, which are oomplctelv out off from communication with the quarters occu- pied by the ordinary paupers. These rooms are home-like in appearance, neatly furnished, j and decorated, and the old people may retain thfic .pata, paaxidad-tiaey- pcA- objectionable to the Ðther inmates. Easy chairs and com- fortable beds are provided, and the aged inmates have the pick of everything that comes into the house in the way of books and newspapers. Afternoon tea is provided for the old women, and one part of the grounds is specially reserved for them to walk in. There is no objctionable uniform, and the old people I may take their walks in town and visit their friends every day if they choose to do so. On Sunday afternoons they may also receive visitors in their wards. The only condition imposed on the old people is undoubted respectability c a.-icl good behaviour. The sy-,4tem ba'? been In 0 peration for a vear, and it h.%s been found to work most satis?actorilv. The extra expense is sms6U, and most of 'he ;onces,-ions ma('.e do not add one farthing to the'r?,irden of the ratep,3,yers.
SHIPBUILDING CRISIS. A CONFERENCE ARRANGED AT I CARLISLE. I The Clyde Master Shipbuilders' Association I has received a circular from their federation ocntaining a suggestion neither to lock-out nor grant the advance of a farthing per hour pend- I ing negotiations in connection with the Belfast difficulty. On Saturday morning about 100 iron moulders at Belfast., who came out on strike on Friday evening, returned to work, their employers having complied with the demand for 2s. per week increase. The firms that ha-vf thus met the men• are Messrs. Moore and Sons, Millfie'id Foundry; Messrs. Houston and Hamilton, Bel- fa ?it ifoundry; -NTe. s i, s. krac,k-ay aiid ?Sons; NI,2,sprs. Maine Protl)ers, and Saunde.,son and Co,. 'ni-e ),Tessrs, Nloore erp memb2rs of the ',R-elfast E ployers in Association, and wer3 the first to offer a com- promise. A CONFERENCE ARRANGED. Telegrams have been received by the Belfast Executive of the Amalgamated Engineers' Society from the London headquarters inti- mating that a conference with the masters will b?, be]-' at the Station Ho,,e.1, at two oclock on 'Nednf?z?day next. T" Prt,ss Belfast c*rrespondent, telpgr-%phing oii '?unda, ijight., y-, -The sz' t?itu-ation iq prac',Icariv uncli-angcd, ,o far tll,3 el'gincer?,,are (-,v)ncern,d. Grevt li(jpet, are ',iat the conferc-noe will effoct a prompt settlement. .aIf'm.- .J.. 41AoóIDI
MANSCHESTES'S ,;h .i' L (VENTILATED) WATERPROOFS (OUR OWN MAKE), FROM 188. 6D. TO £4 10'- 0° 6 & 6A, CASTLE -STREE i. I I :J If' I I ¡ \l I ,:i I n I: g ¡:; I:) <A"¡J T, .¡J jna' 'uua¡. t¡J' WATEiR PROOPER AND 3-ENT'S O UTFITTE R. .J Ji,¿.i. ,.) j 1 ok,1 J.. c: }1 t". í't tl. \01' F". T 1'. r.- ¡" 1'" t;t £' <\ f,; !) t t: ¡; > 1 'w', "u.
SHIPPING NEWS. SIGNALLED OFF THE LIZARD. Oct. 19.—Passed East: Steamers Kensington (presumed), from New York for Antwerp; Bertha, of Tonning; Boston, of London; Planet Mercury, from_ Philadelpoia Jor Dieppe; Galileo, from .New York for Hull: yacht Marchesa, of Cowes: Magrie Bain, of I Troon; Pladda. of Glasgow; Maryland, from Philadelphia Baltimore, from Boston-both for London; Saxonia, from the West Indies for Hamiaung; CooMia-m, of London; La Tour air. e, from New York for Havre; Egret I and Ptarmigan, of Cork; Georgian. from Boston, for London. Passed West: Memento, from Grimstad for Adelaide: steamers Alma, of Sunderland; -Garrase, of Penzance; Oachen and Dresden, of Bremen; Hafis, of Hamburg; t-ra, of Whitby; Howick, of Sttuth Shidù"; Atbila, of Middles borough: Blarney, of Cork; Shag-brook, of London; British Queen, from I Havre for Liverpool; a Wilson liner; Roath, of Cardiff: Mobile, from London for New York; Gem, of Newcastle; Michigan, from London for Swansea new steamer St. Tudwil; James Drake, of North Shields.—Wind. S.E., strong; weather, cloudy; sea, moderate; bar., -0 • 15. falling. Oct. 19.—Panned West Steamer St. Paul, from Southampton for New York. Oct. 20. — Passed East: Steamers Morgan Richards and Mersey, of Liverpool; lona, of Diiii,'tee, fom Nroiitreal P,tla--d, of (',Iasgow Nor,'h Devon, of Belfast Swan, of Liverpool t o-r Cardi,f Harbertor, of Lonc-lon., I)r Fal-nor,' i-i tow Fi-ilda,. from New Yorl- I tor Southampton Charles Mitchell, of Cardiff Richmond Hill, from New York for London Lee, of Cork; 'Elise Marie, from Philadelphia for Flushing. Passed West: One of H.M. cutters; steamers Hamburg, Canada, and Boston liner Chanzy, of Caen, for Swansea I Microphone and Avon. of Liverpool Erimus, of Falmouth Ganges, of Dundee: Eva (pre- sumed), of Bergen Solfond Moss, for Cardiff Carl Rahtkens. of Middlesborongh Treaillian, of St. Ives Telegraphic, of Liverpool; Chester, of Rotterdam Diamant, of Hamburg.—Wind, E., fresh: weather, cloudy; eca-, moderate; bar., 30'10, falling. SIGNALLED OFF THE MUMBLES HEAD. Oct. 19. Wind, E.S.E.. fresh weather. cloudy sea, moderate.-Passed East: Steamers Avon, of Glasgow; City of Rotterdam, of Dublin Annie and Heptarchy, both of Liver- pool Reseila, of Whitby. Passed West Steamer Massasoit, of Bristol- j SWANSEA-ARRIVALS. ) XORTTf DOCK. I Oct. 18.-Janet Worthi-gton, 99, Manchester, pil,hi I: ? -.s. 7 ?6, Watehct, ti?i !.)xe _utee?, 6, 0 Rouen. nil. Secret, 77, Plymouth. piteb. 40, Ro' Q??ff' potatce?. Ju?o' r' 253, Ga-rston, geT,-e-tl. Bav Fisher, a, 185, Llitnellv. nil, Nril, a, 160, Belfast,'nil. North Sea, Fleetwood, nil. SOUTH DOCK, Oct. 18.von. 417, Cardiff, geneml. MentoT-, i 498, Skutakar, t, mber. OF DOCK. Oct. 18, -4 liere, 9, 918, Havre, nil. Albertina, s, 419. Nl?nchete" 'I. nil- Onici-0, -%6. D-eppe, n? Oct. ig.-Walter Ulric, 91, 1/ondon, cement. SAILINGS. NORTH DOCK. Oct. 18.-Hooor (Deere), A berth aw. Annie, s (Ratnb&ne), Newrv. Oct.. 19.-Ee'?er (Jp?-ei!), Fremia?on. Eiiz? B&iu ?Ciemenee). We,.t HMtepoo!. Wm. Shepherd (Hushes), Banker. Advance (Tope), Portmadoc. ''OfT? DOCK Oct. IS.-W?h P?c?(LuckM), Bri?!. D?- P.—— ???e? ?Hn (???????? h?. ?P??. ? (Co??-) Geno? fud' I_'?t?. .ctTa'or '.V/CMe?. St. i-au) dp T<Mn? ??e ?? s (Walter). London. P?ui? ??' Monte ?de. ?o?e (Jensen), P??bo ?°?')- Av?.??G'?' ? ?-?? ?- P'?"C,- OF WALES DOCK. Oct. 18,-130stor. s (Diinbar), London. Rosella, a ¡ St. Nazl!.ire. OCL 19.-?l?nerva?, s, (Buc!hanan), St. Petersburg. (-Ii t, )f !IcttcdtLTn Hambu,.g. Pride of tl,e -T'e P,),-thdinllap-'r,. F,TFRED 19. Bona. C?prnence F Br)diquet, 248, F. Lewis La ?'doEpre, s, P.. Crob?. 918 1, Guer-c Gii?,.rr,6ey, Bay Fisher, s, B. A.Il?roft, i85, Sliephe-,d Bordeaux. Juno, s, B. Xi'Auley. 2b3, &- Co. Genoa anl Tegbo,-n,. s, B, Robso'-i, i'09, Ren- de-Tron V Co. G-noa, Oyriero. lti,. -NI,'?elim' 906, 4ot,eo Prc,?,-?. C?py?ea, Oi',terir_a G Itv. Oicese, 627 Wry Bros. 7(,Il. J. &7 BE?lla, Niiy. Storehj&.n, 522. ?Nmrup &. Co. Albert!Dt, s, B, 419, FiAher. Ren-_ CL?'?AP,ED.-Oct,-)-wr 19. Bona, Clemence F 41Z5) te t fuei n Afoliere, s B 1,9k)M,.Ii Bordeaux, Jt;j-?o, s. B. 149 patent fucl and 80 g(-nerql Guei-iiisey, Ba.v nshlr, s. B, 450 mal G,PnGa, ?z< ilzilrna, s, B, 6CO coal, 350 pat-E.i3t fuel, 3,50 ,?-em Y-?Tk, Bost-or, Cit:?- P,. 35C zen-ral LLQL,on, ?Noreg, s, Nw- 2(?6 coal ?.nd 359 generul D;epp, Alber+i?ia. B, 780 coal !,IIPORTS.-Oc?obe- 19. Grir,to,dt, Mentcr, 22.3 s+,ai)darJs tir-il)er, Glasl)rook Bl?c-s. Loctudy. FIona, 1.000cwt. potatoes. Importer' Co. i«PORTS COASTWISE.-Octobe, 19. Glasg(,w, iia Car,l;ff, Avon, s. gene-al, -kf. Jones and Bro. London. Walter Ulric, 180 tons cement, order Eridgwater, Copious, general Plyli,o,,ith, Se,m, 140 ?lone pit4oli, order 1, Talbot,. s, 13a(?on (liimited') VI.11 .1 Mary r, 5,5?O tiii-plate ,oxes, W. H. Liwprds Mai,chestAer, JaT?et Wcrttdngton. 10-0 t-3iis piteb. Graigola Comp,,ny EXPORTS COASTWfSE.—October 19 Glasgow, Avon, s, general, ?.f. Jones k Bio. Guernsey, Bay Fisher, s, 5U coal. Norton Sr Co. 30 t_-oal. Shepherd & Co. Kilrush, Jane, 140 coal, T. T. Pascoe New Rcss. Dannebroa:, 3^5 coa.1. S. & J. Hill Dublin, Gudgeon, Kib coal, T. T. Pascoe New Ross, Wave, 125 coal, Margrave & Co. Liverpool, Talbot, s, general, J. Paeon (Limited) Highbridge, Yarra, 120 coal. & Bf-van Littlehampton, VriJ. s, 420 coal, T. T. Pascoe- 20 coal, Harries Bros. London, Hugin, s. 480 coal, G. Tl;c mas: 30 coal, Tucker & Co.
SHIPPING DISASTERS. I STEAMER SUNK IN COLLISION. The Central News correspondent at Shields says:—On Saturday morning y. collision oc- ,3ui,d about ?'ifteen xriiies off n Point, sc)ut, between the steamships Diamond, of Dundee, and Ajen. of Pillau, resulting in the sinking of the latter vessel and the drowning of the stewardess, named Matilda Erikson, a Ger- man, who was asleep at the time of the occur- renoe, and went down with the ahip. The crew were rescued by the Diamond, which was towed to the Tyne. | RECOVERY OF AN ABANDONED BARQUE. On Friday afternoon the Yarmouth tu r Tom Perry towed into Yarmouth Roads the large hirque Sarah, of and from Laurvig.with a cargo nf flooring- boards, picked up derelict in the North Sea on Thursday night, having stranded on the S. ,,P,man and Ower She bad ho,,vever, fioated of. -.t,ter being abandoiipd, a?d became' waterlogged. Her draught is too great to admit of her being brought into harbour. She will, therefore, be beached. NORWEGIAN SCHOONER SUNK. The Central News Deal correspondent aavs In tho earl> hours of Satuidav morning a- Norwegian schooner, the Rachel, of Stavanger. m 1-a-llast, from Folkestone, was run down and sunk by a Spanish steamer, the Rioja, of Seville. The crew of the schooner were picked up by a NVtlmor boat, but lost all their effects. SUFFERINGS ON A SWANSEA-LADEN SHIP. The Britisii ship Galena, from Swansea, arrived at San Francisco on the 3rd inst., si-d *iie captain reports that on the 29th of Jult, in la t. 58 30., the weather got. very cold, blocks :uid "inning gear being- all frozen and the jce aiass of ice aloft. On August 9. in Ht. h>ng. 87-30 N., she passed a large ioe- aiii to navigation. of the crei- bvl tliei,- tiiii- ,,erF. and zlio. ca!,ntaiii obliged to ',ec-p .vn on the donkey engine for a fortnight to enable the crew to work the ship. There were several vessels in company, one of which appeared to be. like the British ship Carnarvon- hlrf. from Swiinse.t to San Francisco. The steamer Jason, from St. Petersburg, light, has been towed into Cronstadt with her ¡ )v.'i ch i ne ry diabied. Lloyd's agent at Monte Video telegrapil-, that i'ha cargo of the steamer Fiery Cross shows x'Mns of heating. Surveyors recommend the cbsciiarge of the cargo. j The steamer Thomas Anderson, fully loa-ded gr,tizi. has caught fire at Philadelphia in J o. 2 hold.
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-4' WORK AND WAGES. STRIKE AT DOWLAIS. For some considerable tiime the relations oetweeTi (the Dowlais Iron Company and a sec- tnon of the rmeohanics employed /n the works havE-been of the mo-st, strained nature. and en 1ae^.Prac^<?!a" whole of the and blacikamaths—some 240 m number—handed i-n notioee to terminate contracts at the end of a monfii in !tihe event of -no advance being granted. The men also resolved 'that during the present imon'th, in fact until th? notices ahoulu expik-e, thev would do no Sundav work, nor work overtime during the week da vs. On ThurwLqy evenin?- tht, -k-,iit f-r Tohn th,_ -h of t' see, eta,rv of local bri.-ne En(,z,iieer.?' Soc?et.v, and r-equ-qt?,-d hi to do som-a having "left, off'? as usual at w?x o'clock. Toiie:i -4?lus,-d to do the wci-k. and when he went to resume his usual occupation on Friday (morning he was sent badk by the overman. Instantly all the men struck work" A later report says —The strike of mechanics I is ended, but onlv for ?-. stiort time, a,?-id it is practically certa-l' that the strug?-' I ?-,e v.,ill begin in re&l earnest next montli- After qu;ttinir work on Friday the jren mectiig. and on Satur- dn.y a conference took place between the masters and the men, with the result that the former agreed to reinstate the man Jones, while the men consented to work out their notices under tne old regulations—that is. to work overtime if required to do so- On those terms work will be resumed this (Monday) morning. j
TAFF VALE RAILWA-Y- FITTERS' DISPUTE. TRAINMEN DECLINE TO COME OUT. A well-attended meeting of the train and out- noor staff of the Taff Vale Railway was held on Sunday at the Colonial-lw 11, CWdiif. General surprise and indignation was expressed at the attitude of the management in refusing to dis- cuss the points in dispute with the men's repre- sentatives. The feeling was freely expressed that this question of right of representation, if cor ceded by the Tail "V nle management, would have prevented the pa*t and present disputes, and ensured a more harmonious working between the company and its einployes4 A resolution was pasicd that, as trainmen, they could not see their way to withhold their labo-Li- at the present juncture, but, in the event of other and cognate callings deciding to consider the same in conferer.,ce. the iqen I d I selvei? ,p ? ge to a-bide b?v any reommeliciatiojjs ernk-iatiiig LIT-oin their beqring upun the i-)resent strike.
GLA.,N.tORGAN COU TY COUNCIL. AN AGRICULTURIST'S PROTEST. At a countn- counoil inqui?-v lie:,l at B-idgen(i on 8-aturds.v, fol'?oNi,ing upc>n heir resolut, .1 t 'o cuiixpel-li.-ig '?e s-ever2l distr?'ot oourcils to pro- *de, e?t? -0 'g 0 zjtlv' fe-ti -tas for ca?es of n ous ciiseas,?, L\l i??,.??un-d L(,NN i, "vic?-chai-7i-inaii ?,f the an4d Cow*)ritig?? Board of Gua?-ciians,, -.tiid el', kno-ii agx',CultuT-ist 'In the dis'riet, obje4eted Rural D' tr' i-,itlic?tiiig a totailv axid uiicalled-for ext*nt!e upon t'?ie ir, linbitan?s, and, protestej agaiist the "reckles" e-KpenGiture ?vhicli th?eir count, council in general was forcing upon tliein as r agTicii]turist3_ in depressed limes. ("Hear, hear, and slight laughter.)—Dr. Randall, me- [ dical officer of health, saad, taking into account the vanw of human life, he estimated the pecuniary loss by infectious dieeaee to the rural }' districc of that localitj- for four rears to be not 1 less than £ 15,000.
_r EFFECT OF WIND ON THE TIDES. At the last meeting of the British Associa- I tion at Ipswich a paper was read by Mr. W. H. Wheeler, of Boston, Lincolnshire, on the of d atirosph wind ar eric prc -ure (,ti tiie. tide!a ;,ubje?c-t Nvbic-li, h,3 rn-tLi,ks:, i.9 botl% of scientific interest- and practical importance, a,i,d has ^not reoei-%rpd thc- (-(-.n..RiOeration it ( 'escri, -I i -e- In thi, i)a?I)er Mr. NVli,-?eler him-ell' brought forward a considerable number of statistics bearing oi. the question, but scarcely sufficient information was forthcoming on which i to formulate very dctinite conclusions. The j importance of the subject was, however, recog- nieed by the appointment of n committee L; I investigation, consisting of Professor Vernon j Harcourt. Professor 13nwin, Mr. G. F. Dea-con, I and Mr. Wheeler. This committee is desirous of (ibtainiiig iurt:tier 4 iifo?-yn.i,t.ion fr(--?n-i as manv ports aq tpo.?'ble, tn,l will 13t- gla-d of a,y assistance that can be rendered in the .-matter"
_u, ( ACCIDENT TO .l\iA.TOH W7YNDHAM-QUIN. M.P. Major Wyndham-Quin, M.P„ for South; Glamorgan, P, fc,,vv ?go, Nve with an acci(lc-Tt -hi:' 't rii-' gat Ic zu the holl. aeuticillan bas ??o from the effects of the same that henntends fat- filling his engagements to be ptr^eafc at thf> agricultural events at Ely and Wonvoe on Wed- nesday iv.ii Thursday next respectively. 1
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