THE FORCE AT MOUNT PROSPECT. The special correspondent of the Daily Tcle. graph states that the garrison att Mount Prospect now consists of 1,212 foot and I-ffi horse. Two companies of the 92nd which were at Schain's Hoogte have gone into the camp, the 97th reliev- ing them but that force will occ ipy a position nearer to Newcastle than now. It is not antici- pated that any further addition will be made to the number of men at Mount Prospect for the present. The 58th, which arrived 500 strong, no.v numbers about 230. W ith a few exceptions the wounded are doing well. The Boers have sent those prisoaera who were wounded back to camp, ttafing that they were too badly hurt for them to deal with. The other prisoners, it ia reported, feave been sent off to Heidelberg.
TI.EINFORCEMENTS, The STem, Hauka W- which arrived at BoaJjar on Tuesday, will immediately embark the remain- der of the 14th Hussars, and proceed again to Natal to land them. The T.-sin-p,)rf, Department of the Admiralty have decidad to embark the battery of Royal Horse Artillery for the Trans- vaal, in the Persian Monarch. The drafts and remounts will go out in the Natal steamer Holland. I The Grantully Castle which left Grave end, on Tuesday, with the 49th Regiment for Gibraltar, and will thence convey the 41st to Natal, takes a further store of bandages and hospital requisites, for which continued demands are made from the front. Although it is possible that peace may be announced even before the armistice concludes next Wednesday, it is believed that in any case the t o batteries of artillery already ordered will be despatched on Tuesday, the 15th, by the Persian Monarch. Sir Frederick Roberts will first hear of the armistice t on the arrival of the Balmoral Castle at Ma.<1eira, where she will call to receive telegrams, and land Mr Fronde and other passengers. I War Office orders wero issued on Tuesday for the 0 Batteiy, Second Brigade Field Artillery, stationed at Sheffield, to be held in readiness to proceed to the Transvaal to woik the seven- pounder mountain battery being sent out from Woolwich. The batteiy will be made up to its fuH strength by volunteers. The Union Company's steamer Roman, sailing from Plymouth to-day, takes the A Battery, First Brigade Field Artillery, which will serve for the conveyance or reserve ammunition, 37 men of the Army Hospital Corps. 100 men of the 102nd Regiment, aud 84 of the 85th Foot.
THE SOU TH~AM ERIC A N\VA R AND EUROPEAN MEDIATION. ROME, Wednesday. At the Chamber of Deputies to-day, Signor Alassaii asked the Govern- ment for information relative to Italy's partici- pating in the European mediation between Chili and Peru. Signor Cairoli, ill reply, stated that Italy had accepted the invitation of the English and French Governments to take part in the mediation, and adde 1 that negocialious had already been commenced.
TUIiKEY ~AND"GlTEECE. CONSTANT[SOFLE. Tuesday. Contrary to a rumour current here, it appears that the Ottoman delegates, after demoustating the impossibility of the Porte making any concessions in Epirus, will explain the strategical reasons which should guide ti.e delineations of the frontier line in Thessaly.Tiie Government is fitting out four squadrons for service in the event of a war with Greece. S'r. PETEITSTIUIIG, Wednesday. The Ajcace Ruste confirms the ne ws that the pourparlers between the Ambassadors at Constantinople and the Porte have now actually commenced. Ti e same journal denies the report of the resignation of the Governor-General of Moscow. VIENNA, Wednesday.— Intelligence received from Constantinople states that by the advice of Mr Gosciten and Count Hatzfeldt, the Ambas- sadors have agreed simply to receive the proposals of the Porte and transmit theii to their re- spective Governments.
THE RUSSIAN ANUE TO MEnV (" STANDARD" TiiLICGRAM.) BERLIN, Tuesday Night.—The Russians are ad- vancing in the Tedjend Valley, and erecting forts on the eastern confines of the hills. Doth Merv and Herat are njw equally accessible to them.
HA] L WAY COLLISION IN AM EHIOA NARROW ESCAPE OF EX-PRESIDENT HAYES. NEW YORK, Sunday,—The train ftom Washing- ton, by which Mr Hayes, the outgoing President, and his family were returning to Ohio, carne into collision with another train near Baltimore, Two passengers were killed and several injured, but neither Mr Hayes nor any of his ratty re- ceived any hurt.
A LL:N.\TIC ASYLlDr DESTROYED BY FI nE. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE, NEW YOIU, Sunday.—A lunatic asylum, near Danville, Penusy 1 vanin., has beau destroyed by fire. Great loss of life is leported.
DEATH OF SI It "HENRY JACKSON- Sir Ilenry Jackson, Bart., Q.C., who last week was elevated to the Judicial Bench, causing the present vacancy in the representation of Coventry, died on Tuesday night at his residence, (SI, Port- laud-place, London, W. Sir Henry was the elde t son of Sir William J..ck.-ioii, first baroilet- who died lSïG-furmedy M.P. for Newcastle- un ler-Lyme, and afterwards for North Derby- shire, by Llizabet:, daughter of the ia'e Lieut. Hughes, of Liverpool, lie was born July, 1831, and educated at Harrow, and at Trinity College, Oxford, graduated B.A., 2n,1 class in classics 1,%3, M.A. li3.), In 1851 he married Elizabeth, daughter of T. B. Black- burue, Eso., of Birkenhead. Called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn, Nov., 1855 appointed a Q.C. Jan., 1873 he was a J.L'. and 1),1,. for Monmouth- shire, in which his (seat, Llantilio Court, is situate. He unsuccessfully contested Birkenhead, July, 1865. He first coutested Coventry in 18ö7, when a vacancy was caused by the death of Mr Morgan Treherne, but was unseated on petition, chietly instigated by Mr Ferraud, the unsuccessful Con- servative candidate, on the ground of bribery by agents. At the close of the session that year Parliament was dissolved to give effect to the new Reform Act, under the provisions of wiiich t ie franchise had b--eu extended to all rated house- holders and lodgers and another contest took phice for tha representation of Coventry. Mr Eaton came forward it the Conservative interests with Mr A. Staveiey Hill, the Liberal candidates being the late Mr Samuel Carter and the subject of tiiis notice, who was then Mr ilenry Mather Jackson. The Liberal candidates were defeated. Sir Henry kept up his connection with the city however and when Mr Gladstone dissolved Parliament in Febtuary, 1874, he again became a candidate aloiig with Mr S. Carter, the Conservatives being Mr Eaton and Mr Du Pre Thornton. Messrs Eaton and Jackson were elected, and continued the representatives of the city until the general election last year, when Sir Henry was re-elected, and Mr E (ton was replaced by Mr W. H, Wills. Sir Henry has been out of he dthfor some time, and for a fortnight has been seriously ill, and his medical advisers—Sir William Jenner and Dr. Adam Clark—advised him that he iiiiier, give up his practice or his Parliamentary duties. On We Inesday af ernoon came an offer fiom t e Lord Chancellor of a judgeship of the High Court of Justice, and, tinier the advice of his medical attendants, Sir Henry accepted it. His na-ne was submitted to Her Majesty the same afternoon, and immediately approved of. Sir Henry has been too ill even to issue his farewell address to his constituents, and on Tuesday morn- ing a letter was received in Coventry stating it w s feared he would not be able to pull through. le On Tuesday night, nfter a series of election meetings, and the usual work incidental to a con- test, a number of the Hundred and Fifty (the general committee of the Liberal Association) gathered in the Assembly Room to hear a few words in r. colloquial style, as usual, from the Liberal candidate. Sir Uglitied Kay-Shuttleworth, and Mr Wiils, M. P. and just before ten o'clock it was an. nounced that they were detained by a deputation of licensed victuallers, and would be in shortly. About quarter past 10, however, Mr Wills entered, accompanied by the ex-Mayor (Alderman Scamp- ton), and checking the rising cheer, with blanched face and great agitation, announced that he had most lamentable news to communicate. He then read a telegram which had just been received by Colonel Caldicott. acting chairman of the Liberal Association, from Mr Jolin Rotherhom. treasurer to the association, who was in London: "Sir Henry Jackson died at half-past eight o'clock to- night." The announcement caused a profound impression of sorrow among the assembly, who instantly dispersed, and the news at once spread, causing a great sensation throughout the city.
GOVERNMENT PROSECUTIONS FOR BRIBERY. The Press Association learns that on reconsider- ation ti e Attorney-General has dcidd to take action upon the reports pfeseiited by the Canter- bury, Saudwich, Knaresboiough, and Boston Election Commissions, If the resorts of the other Commissioners are not ready sufficiently early to admit of prosecutions being- instituted before the prescribed date, it is proposed to introduce a short Bill into Parliament extending the time allowed by the law for the initiation of prosecutions for bribery and corruption.
TIlE SNOWBLOCK ON THE SCOTCH RAILWAYS. After being blocked for Rix days, the Macduff and Turriff branch of the Great North of Seotland Railway was cleared on Wednesday night. Six hundred men have been employed two days in clearing thirty miles. The heaviest cutting was at Collyhill, where the snow was thirty feet deep. The company has paid £ 2,000 for clearing the line. »-
NEW PO RT -COON TY -co U rrr. CLAnI BY A WHARFINGER. At the Newport county-court, on >« ednesdiij before Mr J. N. Herbert, judge—the case of Price v. Smith was heard, in which the plaijitiif, the owner of a wharf by the river side, claimed for the discharge of a cargo of iron ore at his wharf from a trow owned by the de- fendant. It appeared in evidence that the agent of the Blaenavon Iron Company sent a bill of lading to plaintiff's mana- ger, directing him to discharge the vessel. This was done by plaiutiff, and 811 per ton was charged. The master of the trow, however, deposed that he was ready and willing to perform the duty had not another arrangement been made between the plaintiffs and the Blaenavon Company's agent. His Honour decided that the plaintiff had no ground to make a claim againsttheownerof the trow under the circumstances, his remedy being against the consignees, except for keelage, for which judgment was entered to the amount of 7s 5d (being at the rate of H per ton) against the de- fendant. APPLICATION IN BANKRUPTCY, Mr Bailhache applied in the affairs of William Jones, of Capel-street, lately bankrupt, for an order giving the trustee power to distribute £18 4s Id among the creditors. The amount had come into the hands of the trustee since the close of the proceedings, and could not be dealt with without the order of the court. His Honour granted the order. A MONEY LENDING TRANSACTION. III the case John Griffiths Jones v. William Hill, which was an action to recover £14, money lent, Mr It. P. Williams appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr T. H. Porter for the defendant. It appeared that Y,10 had been lent upon a bill of acceptance, and that an agreement had been made for the payment of 24 interest in addi- tion, Judgment was entered for the plaintiff. ACTION AGAINST A SKWING MACHINE COMPANY. In the action Henry James v. Bradbury and Co., the pidintiff, an agent employed in Mon. mouthshire to represent the defendants, who are tewing machine manufacturers, claimed to recover a balance alleged to be due for commission under a contract, and £10 for alleged interference with his agency by the appointment of another agent at Abertillery. The latter claim was, however, abandoned. Mr A. H. Oliver appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Bailhache for the defendant. The plaintiff gave evidence showing the circum- stances under which he became the defendant's agent at Newport, to represent the whole country, which he subsequently gave up, and the main question at issue was whether fie was entitled to 35 per cent or 21 per cent upon cash collected, and whether he arranged to charge 10s extra upon machines sold upon his own responsibility, the derendants stating that they had not collected that extra amount from the pur- chasers. His Honour gave judgment for Glge Gd. including £1.9 paid ioto ooua.
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY. The annual report of the Prudential Assurance Company, a fiuancial summary of which will be found in our advertising columns, inùicates tllat during the past year the company has continued to progress at tha same extraordinary rate as has marked it previous career. In the Ordinary Branch the income for 1879 was 9s 5d, in 1880 it was £1:32,1;.17 5s 5d, showing an increase of £13,065 16s. But it is in the Industrial Branch that the company shows to such truly great advantage. The Annual Premium Income of the Industrial Branch has been increased yearly to an extent which is eminently gratifying, as show- ing the confidence of the public in the stability of the company- In 1875 the Annual Premium In- come was £ï04,052, in 1877 it was £1,227.803, in 1879 it vvae £1,407,143 10s 6d, and last year it reached showing an increase of 18 1<1. It is equally gratifying to find that the expenses of conducting the busiuess are every year decreasing in 1877 they amounted to 33'48 per cent., in 1879 to 32*37 per cent., and last year to 31*9 percent. Atthelastquinquenuial valua- tion in 1876 the amount provided for expenses was ,12 per cent., so that the amount actually ex- pended is more than 10 per cent. less. In 1878 the Times, in an article on Industrial Assurance, attacked the Prudential Assurance Company 011 this point, but in reply the company triumphantly proved from the columns of the Insurance Blue Book" that their expenses were a less percentage than those of any other Assurance Company doing industrial business. At the last annual meeting of the company Mr A. H. Bailey, the eminent actuary, sail that the expenses of the office costs CO per cent, The difference between that figure and the 31'9 per cent. of the Prudential" is very strikiug. In the South "Wales district the company has prospered exceedingly during the past year. The number insured by the Prudential is now equal to one in four of the entire population, and a large proportion of the increase in the annual premium income has be'en ob aincd in this district.
PERMANENT MUSIC SCHOLAR- SHIP FOit WALES. We are glad to find that Mr John Thomas (harpist to the Queen) bids fair to accomplish ere long the patrotic task he has undertaken-tlle collection of £1,000 towards the endowment of the above scholarship at our Royal Academy of Music. He has £ G00 in hand already, and it is hoped that his countrymen willenergetically assist in obtaining the £400 fitill required, so that the scheme may assume tangible form without delay.
Thirty-two persons have died from the 'plague near Kerbela. "HAPPY HOMES."—The use of Pure Tea tende- to sited a charm in the homes of all; in those of the poor no less th a n the rich. It makes the brain bright, clear, aud quick; aids the fcift o! speech gives a fine tone to the mind; helps to pour a light round the board while it brings peace and joy to each one who sits at it, iust the s>uii flings his rays ou tin dull world we live in, and makes it bright and light with life and love. Six millions of packets of Horniinan's IJure Tea are sold every year, proving it is the best.—See list of Agents in this locality advertised in our columns. Horniman's Tea is sold in packets only, never loose.—Chemists and l Booksellers are Agents in every Town. 9276 COAGULINE.—Cement for Broken Articles. d. Is, 2s; poltap 2d. Sold evenrwhere. Kay Bios* gtoek vast
MAJOIt PHASER'S ESCAPE. DEPARTURE OV GEl(. ROBERTS. .THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. AXMCSTICE SIeN 2D BY WjOD AND JOUBERT. BOERS RETURNING HOME. GENERAL OHDElt BY SIR E. WOOD. STATE OF POTCHEFSTROOM. THE CASUALTY LIST. Telegraphing from-Mount Prospect Friday night the Standard correspondent says?:—" The Boers are watching the fords of the Kuffaio River very closely, and if our scouts approach them, they are fired upon. The report has reached here that Stande-ton has capitulated. There is as yet no Confirmation of the rumour, but it is certain that there his been heavy firing in that direction." PROSPECT HILL, Friday.—The two companies of the 02d which have, since that regiment came up, remained at their [ostat the passage of the Ingogo, have to-day come into camp, and will henceforth for .:t.part of our force here. :Tie 58th Regiment has beeu rettnced by ltS losses in the two fights in which it hag taken part to 200 men, among whom there is scarcely a single old soldier it is probable that it will be relieved shortly by one of the regiments on its way up, and will fall back to Newcastle. All is quiet here. The Boers are reported as having been seen bet.veen this and Fort Aiiiiel. General Wood returned to Newcastle to day.
MAJOR FRASER'S ESCAPE. The same correspondent sends the following account of the remarkable escape of Major Fraser after the battle on the Amajuba Hill:— Major Fraser was appointed by the late General Colley to lead the force detailed for the night attack on Amajuba Hill to the left front of the camp at Mount Prospect. Starting about half. past nine, he marched steadily along a fairly easy road until a point on the fir3t plateau was reached, after that the way became exceeding steep aud dangerous. How any one got UJ was marvellous. When daylight broke the Boers uiscovered our posi- tion, and opened fire. but this was only of a desultory character, and was returned i>y on-men. About this time is became evident to tha General that the Buers meditated attacki-jg the position we then held by a rush similar to ma le at the Ingoo fight. Major Fraser, w ith Colonel Stewart and Lieutenant Lacy, of the i/bih, who behaved BplendiJly, took the reserve forward into the fighting line, which, after a short time, had to full back on to the central ridge, where it had been arranged the final stand should be made in case the enemy meant to make a desperate attack, and ■ucceeded in driving our forces away from the points at first occupied after so much trouble. Tha Boers came on in large numbers, keeping up a steady fire, which told heavily among our men. When the detachment I have just referred to retired on the central ridge, Gene:al Colley stood in the right centre, with Colonel Stewart next bim, and Major Frazer en his left. The filing then became so heavy that our men, by degrees, melted away from their ground—hardly a matter of wonder, considering the tremendous volleys the enemy kept pouring in npm them. Coionel Stewart ran back to rally the men on the last ridge of the hill, and succeeded well. Our fellows stood shoulder to shoulder, and made a moct de- termined resistance, but to no purpose. They were flanked and shot down on all sides. Her. it was that, sword in hand, General Volley fell, shot in the centre of the forehead. Major Fraser then moved to the south-west sorner of the ridge, the Boers continuing their leaving firing at a distance of certainly not more than 50 yards, and our men retiring towards tiie camp, suffering severely beneath the continuous ttorm of bullets which the enemy poured upon us. Then Major Fraser suddenly lost his footing, ilipped, fell, and rolled down the steep rocks, ibout 300 ft., into some thickiy-wooded kloofs, where he lay until night came on. He then cautiously felt his way towards where he imagined Mount Prospect was situated—a heavy mist, combined with rain, preventing all probability of finding the true path, but he hoped by soma lucky chance to hit a road. He kepton all through the night, stumbling over the rocks, and slipping Into streams. To make matters worse the com- pass he had with him got out of order, leading him straight towards the Boers' position at Laing's Neck. When day broke, discovering this, he kept close in a donga, to prevent hia being observed, and towards night again moved in the direction of our camp, watching the Boer vedettes, and seizing every opportunity of concealing himself. Although bruised and sore in every part, he managed to reach Mount Prospect about three o'clock on Tuesday morning, having suffered great hard- ships, aud having narrowly escaped falling into the hands of the enemy. He had beeL\ about forty-eight hours without food.
DEPARTURE OF GENERAL ROBERTS. Major-General Sir Frederick S. Roberts, V.C., ippointed to succeed the late Sir George Colley as Jovernor and High Commissioner of Natal and 'the Transvaal, aivl Conmander-ia-t h;ef of the "forces operating against the Boers left London on Saturday moming by the Flying Dutchman from the Padaiugtou Terminus of the Great Western I Railway. The train, which was drawn np at the departure platform No. 2, consisted of four eight- wheel bogey coaches, two saloon carriages, :nl two vans. One of the saloon carriages was re- served for General Roberts and Lady Roberts,u ho accompanies her husband as far as Daitmoufh. The second was placed at the service of Sir Frederick's staff, which consisted of hi3 pri V1! e secretary, Captain VLcount Melgund 1 is assistant military secretary, Captain and Brevet Lieut.-Colonel G. T. Pretymnn C-pt. R. Pole-Carew, Coldstrea:n Guards and Lieutenant E. G. E. Chiiders, R.E.. aide-de-camp. Amongst tha other officers notice-able were Brevet-Major A. G. Yeatmnn Bhrg3, Major-General E. Newdigate, U.B., appointed to a brigade command Colonel T. E. Hughes, l'.A., commanding the R- yal Artillery, and Assistant-Commissary General G. W. Robinson, principal commissariat officer. These latter go out on special service, together with Captain and Lrevet-Lieutenant-Colonel G. de C. Morton, Captain and Brevet-Lieutenant- Colonel R. G. Kennedy, Captain G. D. StaweI. Lieut. E. T. Rose, Lieut. E. L. S. Frett Lieut. H. H, Edwards, Colonel Sir J. D. Baker, to com- mand the Hue of communications, aud Suigeon- Isiahjr 1", B. Scott. As it was expected that a considerable crowd might gather to wit- ness the departure of the gallant general, some barricades were pit up on the No. 1 plat- form, but so vast became the numbers as the hour for the departure of the train approached, that these slender obstacles proved quite inade- quate to the occasion, Shortly before half-past 11 o'clock cheers announced the arrival^! ths General, who was dressed in civilian garb, and accompanied by Lady Roberts. General Roberts was received at the entrance by Mr W. A. Hart, the station superintendent, and conducted to his Carriage. As he passed over the bridge that led from the first to the second platform, his path was strewn uith flowers by the ladie; who formed the front of an avenue kept for a time. A very brief time this was, however, for the general public now rushed past the barriers, and making their way to the traiu, caused no small a uouat of discom- fort amongst the ladies and other occupant* of the bridge. On entering tiie station the General was presented with a letter from Her j r j-sty, brought on Saturday morning from Winds Cattle by one of the Queen's messengers. At tiie c ,i riaga door General Roberts w is met by the Duke of Cam- bridge (the Cotn n .nder-in-ChW), Mr Childers Vie Secretary f I" War), Lord Chelmsford, Sir Bartle Frere, i i1 uald Currle (the owner o: the Balmoral G.tsj.c, by which vessel he proceeds lo Dor ban), and Mr Hibberf. The four first- named person, entered the saloon an I c'nvet -) Vith Sir Frederick and Lady Roberts unoil t'.e Itrain took its depart ur?, when tlu-v -hooft h; n as did in i y • h.s e»- • friends. By th? » time the p. •!«" • I become corn; lettiy ui;c->-»tr»>:L. mm; form w'tis one vast c. ^■ciferously. Even the !«•: "orw-nt wray v ■ :.t smx ■ cf t e Vivian l)i.C¿; _û;4. which steamed out of the station to the ] moment at a quarter to twelve. Despite a steady dt)ivni,our et ruin, a large crowd had assembled in the Kins vear Station, when Sir Frederick and Lady Roberts arrived at G.30 p.m. The Geuetud and his staff immediately went on board the Balmoral Castle, where be found wait- ing fur him an address from the Mnyor and Cor- poration. Lady Roberts, after having accom- panied her husband oa board, returned nith him to Kingwear Station, where tha General escorte,l her to a carriage aud bid her adieu. The party was everywhere greettd with cheers. The following telegrams have been received at the War Office from Sir Evelyu Wood :— MOUNT PROSPECT, March 5, 3.30 p.iy). Signed agreement with Joubert for the suspension of hostilities till midnight on the 14th March for the purpose of receiving Kmger's reply, and any further communication*. We have power of sending eight days supplies to o ir gar/ ison-, and Joubert has undertaken to pass them through the Boer lines, and on the arrival of provisions at such garrisons the block-viiug and besieged parties will cease hostilities for eight days. I hope you approve." FOR:r AmEL, G p.m., G:li March, lSSt.-Tiie follo-vingcondi.iousof armistice were agreed to this day between Joubert aud myself :—Object of armistice to allow Kruger to reply to communica. tions from the late Sir George Colley and subse- quent communications, in vie v of the possible settlement of the question. We mutually agreed to cessation of hostilities from noon of the 6th till midnight of the 14tli March. Conditions :-ht. Both promise not to make forward movement from present positions, but each retains liberty of movement with own lines, 2nd. Sir Eyelyii Wood is free to send eight days'provisions, but 110 munitions of war, for all the Transvaal garri- sons, the Boer officers undertaking to pass it to such garrisons, 3rd. Joubert undertakes to send notice of the armistice conditions to the respective garrisons aud to Boer commanders, and will use his influence to induce those commanders to allow the withdrawal of the British wounded officers from those garrisons into Natal." The Government have approved of Sir E. Wood's proceedings on the armistice, DcKBAy, Monday.—d'o-day the representatives of the Press had an interview with Sir Evelyn Wood regarding ids conference with the Boer General yesterday, and learned from him the following particulars The conference was held half-way between the lines. The British were represented by Sir E. Wood, Colonel Fraser, Captain Maude, and two other officers, and the Boers by Piet Joubert, D. C. Uys, C. J. Joubert, aud C. li. Fouchee; A. J. Forster acted as interpreter. Sir E. Wood said that the object of the armistice is to allow time for Ivruger to reply to Sir G. Colley's communi- cation. and any further communications which may pass between Joubert and the British head- quarters. With a view to a peaceful settlement, it was mutually agree i to suspend all hostilities from noon of the 6th of March to midnight of the 14th. The conditions are that both parties promise not to make auy forward movements from their pre- sent positions, bat each party retains its liberty of moving within its own lines. Sir E. Nvood is free to send eight days' provi-ion: but no ammu- nition, to the Transvaal garrisons, the EoeroiHcera undertaking to pass the provisions to tiie garri- sons. Joubert undertakes to seud uotice of the armistice and conditions to the respective garri- sons and to the Boer commanders at once, and will use his influence to induce the Boer com- manders to allow the withdrawal of the British wounded from all Transvaal garrisons into Natal. Last night, wagous uith supplies were despatched to Potchefstroom, Standerton.an 1 Wakkerstroom. The wagons contained rations, medical comforts, and firewood, sufficient for eight days. The honour ot tiie senior commissary i-s pledged that the amount of rations, &c,, does IIOL exceed the Etip, late quantities, Theconduc or: servants, and cattle are to be considered neutral till they have returned itijiii the British lines iu Natal. The oiiicer in charge is to desire the Boer leaders to pass the provisions through their lines, our people not en'erinsr within the same. Under no circum- stances are warlike stores t,) be couvej'ed. The Boer officers undertake to piss the provisions to such garrison-, and, equally with the British garrisons, to-su-pend nil hotsilities for eight days subsequent to the arrival of the wagons. On the subject of our reinforcements the Boers at first suggested that our troops nON ou the road should halt. Sir Evelyn demurred and said be had all his Infantry around him, and only mounted men and guns were Oil the road, and their arrival was a question of two or three day*. He said he had all the soldiers now that he intended to fight with. The Boers did not press the p i-,t and acquiesced ill the British proposals. Tne interview lasted au hour and a Lalf, tha Boers saying little Sir E. Wood being occupied ill argument the greater part of the time. After the interview, at tie invitation of Sir Evelj n Wood, a slight cha pagne lunch was par- taken of by both parties. Sir Evelyn was glad to see Swart Dirk r ys, with whom he was well acquainted, prominent as the Boer adviser. From the tone of the Boer he inferred that they were desirous of peace. A correspondent at the camp says that it is impossible to over-estimate the advantages likely to result from the armistice. With the large force soon to be at Gener d Wood's disposal, and the intense disinclination ef the Doers to carry ou the war, in which they IÕdmit they must be beaten, and for which they are so imperfectly provided with a commis- sariat, it seems probable they will g-hdly close with any proposal that might be made. At the Couference yesterday each of the Boers said, We wish for peace.' They have much sickness among them, and it is reported that the bulk of their force is anxious to return home." NEWCASTLE, Maich 8.—It is understood that the proposal for the conclusion of an armistice came fro n the Boers, who are believed to have been influenced in the matter by the representations of President Brand. Opinion here is strongly op- posed to the conclusion of peace with the Boers until they have sustained a decisive defeat. BLozMTONTilN, Tuesday.—President Brand IK left for Harrismith.
THE SITUATION AT PROSPECT. PROSPECT HILL, Saturday Evening.—We have been having twenty-four hours of incessant rain. The camp is flooded, the streams have become torrents, and at the present moment the road to Newcastle is cut by ths swollen waters of the lagDgo And other rivers. The march of the 58th back to Newcastle has been arrested, and no movement can be made until the rain has ceased, and the rivers have fallen. I have reason to believe that the force of the Beers at present in the camp at Laing's Nek does not exceed 3,000. The euemy, however, are confident that no attack will be made until all our troops are brought to the front. Many Doers have, therefore retired to their homes. On the day of the assault it is expected that fully 5,0C0 men will defend the enemy's position. The natives 3ay that the Boer accounts of their losses in the late fight ..re untrue, aud that their casualties amounted to GO. There can be no doubt that the majority of the Boers would accept a South African Confedera- tion, with the perfect autonomy of the Transvaal; but this would practically concede to them inde- pendence, and a right to d,al v ith the natives after their own fashion. Money and clothes have been sent to the pri- soners in the enemy's hands. They report that they are comfortable and -,i ell treal e(l. All those seriously wounded have been sent in here, and no uneasiness, therefore, need be felt by the friends of prisoners. Lieutenant Miller's wound is very slight. Col. Stewart is iu good health. DTJKBAN, March 5.—It is rumou'.ed that Sir E Wood may break up the camp at Mount Prospect and start afresh. The young Burghers in the Free State have become increasingly hostile and are reported to be looting waggons on the Natal road. Seventy crack shots have been told off to fire in any future engagement at such men as the Boer commandsr may i dicate. The Boers say that one Boer is an g od ai ten soldiers. u
ATTENDED CASUALTY Lisf. The following is a supplementary return of casualties which occurred ill the detachment at- tacked Ly the Boers at Brunker's Sprint, Tran- svaal, on the 20th December last. The information is confcuitied in a telegram from Major-General Sir Evelyn Wood,to the Secretary for War, dated Pietermaritzburg, 7th March, 1.20 p.m. Wonnded, since died.—94th Lance Sergeant Rooker, Lance CvrporaJ. Dickenson and Dickena, Privates Carlin and Howes. Wounded dangerously. -94 L h Sergeant Jame- son Privates Farellr, Hagan, Slater, Murray, and Cummins. Wounded severely.—94th Corporal Harrison Privates Shields, Munro, Watts, Hancock, Callaghan, Sproule, Doherty, Boyle, and Blul downey, of the Army Hospital Corps. Wonnde 1 i: Surgeon Ward, 94th Regt» al .e -M rfears," Corporal Jamesjv Private Byr i -i ivate Kaine, Army Hospital]
G EN. ROBE UTS' APPOINTMENTS^ ^A'v The Gazette of Tuesday nighc announces the ap« pointrnent of N.I.,Li,,r-(;eneral Sir Frederick Sleigh Hoberta to be Governor and Couimander-in-Chief. (Iof Natal, Governor and Commander-in-Chief of the Tran-va:\l, and H:<Yh Commissioner for South- in Afrcit. Q
REPORTED TREACHERY OF THE BOERS. I NEWCASTLE, Wednesday.—A vague rumour has I reached here that the Boeis liave appropriated to their own use the wagons of rovisions iuteuded for the British garrison at Wakkerstroom.
THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS. President Brand, of the 0ranoe Free State, lias telegraphed to Mr Donald Cuirie, M.P., that he had started from Bloeinfoutein for the frontier, ou 7th iust,, and hopes that satisfactory ar- ra, gement will be made before the expiration of eight days' armistice. President Brand expected to reach HarriSuliLli, lititc the borders o! Nital, about the 13th inst., and with a view to a peaceful settle- ment, he had writteu to Mr Joubert to let him know where he an 1 Mr Kruger could meet him (President Brand), iu the event of a satisfactory arrangement not being concludedbefore he reached the frontier. President Brand also expresses in the telegram the hope that, if necessary, a short extension of the eight days' armistice will be made, in order to effect a settlement.
GENERAL ORDER BY Slit E. WOOD. The folio ■ ing general order has been issued by Sir Evelyn Wood:- The Major General Commanding Her Majesty's Xaval and Militnry force ill South-East Africa has only thid day received an official report of the events of ttie 2Gh and 27tn of February, from the senior effective officer, Major Fraser, Royal Engineers, who accompanied the late Major-General Sir George Pomeroy Colley, K.C.S.I., U.B., C.M.G., to Majuba Mountain. Her Most Gracious Majesty arid her Government have fully acknowledged the heavy loss sustained by the nation in the death of our general and the many noble sdldiars who fell with him. His temporary successor records the con victioll that the fall cf a valued and dis- tinguished friend is deeply mourned by all who ever served with him. Had Sir George lived, he would have explained to h')e ullller his command the causes of our repulse, und have eulogised the conduct of those who bore them- selves bravely in the disastrous fight. This duty now devolves on Sir Evelyn Wood. It appears to him that some 30J of our men, exhausted by a long and very difficult march, were attacked in an extended aud unfavourable position, from which they were driven by overwhelming num- ber". Despite all this the force did not retire until it had lost heavily and had nearly expended its ammunition. The General died with his face to the foe, tfleii 20 yards distant only, and many of hia comrades of-all ranks evinced conspicuous guiiantry. (Signed) EVELYN WUOD, Major-Genaral."
DOERS RETURNING HOME. [FROM THE SECOND EDITION Oil "THE TIMLIS. DURBAN, March 8.—The number of Boerg on Laing's Nek has greatly diminished since Sunday. Their anxiety to return home has always been most marked. Supplies havj been to Potchef- stroom, Staudertou, and Wakkerstroom, The L'eace negotiations are due to Mr Brand's ceaseless etforti to prevent further bloodshed between white men. It is denied that the Boers charged Majuba four times, or that ammunition ran out. The defeat was d ;e to th absence of supports or flanking movements. Tile hill proved a complete trap for the Hritish.
THE POSITION AT POTCHEF- STROOM. [FBOM THE "DAILY TELEGIIAL'U. NEWCASTLE, March 8 (5.20 p.m.]—A gentleman has just arrived here from the fort outside Potchefstroom, having walked a long distance Oil foot. He swam across the Vaal Drift, and nar- rowly escaped falling into the hands of the Boers. He h;,5 brought a verlJal communlcation from Colonel Wiuslow to Sir Evelyn Wood. Up to the time he left, the Boer losses were estimated at 100 men. There was a plentiful supply of water in the fort, and the sanitary arrangements were perfect. For obvious reasons I refrain from giving any details as to our own losses or the state of the garrison supplies. It is belbvecl that our men can hold out for some time yet. The enemy have managed to bring up an old ship-gun, with which they fire a 51b. ball. This, if it strikes the wall within two feet of the top, goes through. When my informant left on February 19th the Boera had fired 200 rounds with this gun, but without doing very great damage, NEWCASTLE, March 8 (6.5 p.m.)—News received I from Utrecht states that the Boers g.. ve the re- I training lo al inhabitant notice that they must clear out trom the neighbourhood within t o days, as they (the Boers) intended destroying all property, in pursuance of the threat made by Mr Joubert some time ago. It was supposed when this announcement was made, that the Boer com- manders of the district had not received informa- tion of the armistice. Grave fears are entertained that the threat may be carried into execution. Ti, e euemy has e made prisoner of Mr Mackay, t e manager of a house of business in Utrecht, who had remained loyal.
THE REINFORCEMENTS. A detachment of the 52nd Regiment, consisting af 100 men and 5 officers, under the command of Major Finch White, left Rochester for Dover on Wednesday morning to join the 85th Rfg:ment, who are to leave immediately and evb-ivk at Southampton for active service in the Trat.-vaal, Brigadier General Baker, K.C.B., acco npauied by J ajor Slade, R.A., and Aides-de-c mps, will proceed to Natal in the Union Steamship Com- I party's Roy d mail steamer Arab, which leaves Southampton on Thursday at 10 a.m. The actual cumber of troops proceeding per the Union steamship Roman, for the Transvaal, is as follows Twenty-three officers, two serjeants. and 3S2 men, of whom idne officers and 2G1 men embarked at Plymouth, and the remainder at Southampton. On Wednesday morning, amidst considerable enthusiasm, the draft of the 52nd Regiment, under ordeis to pioceed to the Transvaal, left Chatham Garrison. '1 hey are to join the 85th Regiment, which goes to the Transvaal trom India. Tne draft numbers about 250 of all ranks, and consists largsly of n:en wlio have volunteered to go out. The Thames, hired transport, sailed from Ports- mouth oil Wednesday morning, for Natal, with drafls for the ÐHh. 'J7i.li, 2nd Battalion 21st, 2nd Battalion GJtli, and other corps, einbarked at Woolwich and Portsmouth. At the last-named port, the total n tmber taken on board wa? 153 including Brigade Major Mallen, 3rd Rifle Bri. gade Lieutenant Foster, Grenadier Guards; Captain Clements, 1st Battalion 24th Regiment; Captain Wyndha n, 21st Hussars Captain Elias, 59th Foot; and Captain Craigie, 71st Regiment.
DEATH FUM HYDROPHOBIA IN MANCHESTER. An inquiry was held on Monday, before the coroner for the city of Manchester, relative to the (leatil of Mary Jane Smith, 11 years of age, daughter of a small ware weaver living at 4, Wors- ley-street, iu that city. On Sunday evening, the Zotli of January, the girl was playing in Bridg- wat er-street, off Deansgate, when a black retriever came running towrl18 them. The clqg sprang at one of her companions, evidently desiring to bite, but the girl thus attacked pluckily caught it by the throat ld threw it upon its back. By so doing she escaped, but t' e savage brate only left her iii order to spring at Smith. It bit the latter under the left eye, lacerated her right cheek, and inflicted other wounds on the back of her head and on one of her hands. It then ran away over the viaduct, where it bit a walJ; rext into Silver- street, where it tore the arm of a boy in a shocking manner and thence along Queen-street and into Clarenctreet, tHulme, where it attacked a woman, nearly tearing her right ear off and biting her hands on The girl Smith was taken to the Royal Infirmary, and her wounds were there dressed. During a fortnight afterwards she at- tended the institution as an out-patient, and at the end of that time her wounds had almost healed. On the 28th"ult., however, she became ill. and soon afterwards began to have a great dread of water. On the 3rd instant, her parents took her back to the infirmary, where it was at once ob- served that she" was Buffering from hydrophobia. All that science haa Buggested with reference to the terrible disease was tried, but in vain, and the poor girl died on Friday morningT The jury re- turned a verdict to U>4 O&Ct flht did from JkvdrophoWAP
TIIE ASH AN TEE DIFFICULTY. DECLARATION BY THE KING. tBY TELEGRAPH.] LIVERPOOL, We inesday.—A telegram received here this morning from Madeira announces the arrival there of the steamer Malemba, with the news that King Mensah ha, I sent a message to the Gold Cua-t aiitliorities stating thlt he did not de- sire, and never intended, to make war. Off Sieiyft Leone the Malemba paaged the Company's st>an er Roquelle, outward bound, with Sir S<\m Roue and special service officers on board. Messrs Donald Currie and Co. ave received a telegram from their agent at. Madeira, to the effect that the Ashantee Kil4; is quite peaceful. In the event of a threajtaned war with Ashantee becoming a reality, tk.6 Press Association under- stands that the Government has decided to placo a hospital ship oil Capo Co.ist Castle for the accommodation of invalids. In the last war with that country, about one-third of the Europe in troops were injuriously alfected by the unhealthy character of the coast, and it was found that those who were treated on board ship recovered more rapidly than I those on land, On account of the malaria-stricken slip of land adjacent to Ehniua, no European soldiers will be sent out until it becomes apparent that war is inevitable. Tiie mail steamer Ethiopia leaves Plymouth to-day (Thuisday) with a large consignment of ammunition, tents, blankets, etc., for the use of the troops already stationed at Cape Coast Castle.
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e LOSS OF A VESSEL AND CREW OF THIRTY HANDS. SHIPWRECK NEAR NEW YORK. LOSS OF FOURTEEN LIVES. A Renter's telegram from New York, dated March 4, says :—"A Brooklyn paper reporis that the barque Ajace, of Antwerp, was wrecked off Rockaway Beach last night. Fourteen of the crew perished, four of whom cut their throats when it became evident that the vessel was hope- lessly lost."
LOSS OF A LARGE VESSEL WITH ALL ON BOARD. During Sunday's dense fog and heavy sea, a large barque went ashore off Bolt Head, Devon, and quickly went to pieces. A boat containing 10 men was seen pulling towards the shore, but was warned off, the surf rendering landing impossible. Two lifeboats have been out several hours search- ing for the missing boat, but without succe s, aud the crew of the vessel of the size must have num- bered more than those seen. Walnut wood has been washed a-hore, and the body of a young woman wearing nothing but stockings and a crucifix. A Ventnor telegram reports :-At three o'clock on Sunday morning the North German steamer Essex, from Bilbao to Rotterdam, with iron ore, went ashore in a thick fog, on a dangerous part of the island about a quarter of a mile west of the Bhick'ang Hotel. The coastguard heard cries from the vessel, and at daybreak Captain Gurgu- sou sent his boat ashore. He was eventually persuaded to abandon the vessel, 'lhe crew, 13 iu number, saved their personal effects, and were sent by Lloyd's agent to the Piackgang- Hotel. The steamer is expected to brea': up at high water, and the salvors are at work. The barque Cecili i, which foundered oE the Tyne in Friday's gale, had on board the wife and family of the captain and a crew of 17. A schooner name unknown, foundered off Marsden while making for the Tyne. The crew were drowned, A large Barque, supposed to be the Merlin, of Sunderland, with coals, struck on the rocks near St. Andrews, last night, and went to pieces. The ere v cf eight or nine were lost, the lifeboat being unable to get near enough to render assistance. The steamer Sultan, which sank on Friday night in the Humber Dock, after collision, was floated oil Saturday night. The body of a German emigrant, a lunatic, was fouud ill the cabin. Three thousand canaries on board were drowned. On Sunday the master and crew of the b irque Gilbei t Thotnusou, front Calcutta to Liverpool, arrived in the Mersey on board the tug Sea King. The barque was being towed from Holyhead when the hawser parted, and the barque drifted with the tide on to a ledge of rock on the West Mouse. The crew, 21 in number, leaped on the rocks, and the barque at once heeled over and sank. The men were afterwards rescued by means of lines. One of the crew, who was below with a broken leg, n AS drowned. Information I-as leached Dundee that the ship Bt-n Rhydding, of Liverpool, from Calcutta for Dundee, with jute, has gone down off the Aber- deenshire coast, with her crew of thirty hands. The brig Why Not. of Bridport, was wrecked on Sunday morning on Skerry Rocks, off Peter- head. The crew of seven were drowned. The Maldon, of Maldon, was also wrecked on Sunday morning near Port Erroll. The crew were saved by the rocket apparatus. It is reported some vessels are wrecked on the islands in Peutland Firt but no confirmation has yet been received. During this morning's gale the German steamer E-tsex was driven on St. Catherine's Point, Isle of Wight. From Johnshaven, Kincardineshire, it is re- ported that the Diuorah has come ashore east of that port, and is a total wreck, all ban is beiug lost. The schooner Agnes, of Llanelly. drove ashore on Monday to the northward of Montrose har- bour. The ere a- were saved by the lifeboat. The Harmony, of Mandel, drove ashore in St Andre. s' B,ly, on Monday, during a terrific gale from the north-east, and has since become a total wreck. The crew were saved by the lifeboat. There is reason to fear that the schooner Liude Florida, of Sunderland, is lost with all hauds, her papers and qtian ity of bulwarks, sup- posed to be hers, having bean washed ashore near Hunstanton, on the Norfolk coast. The crew consisted of nine men. Oil Monday ti.e bodies of ten seanicu were washed ashore on the sands at Whitley, near Tjnemcuth, E- ch of them was well clothed, and there is every indication to lead to the belief that they had not been long in the water. Some of them were bruised by knocking about the rocks. A large quantity of wearing apparel and other articles were also washed ashore, and the beach was litera ly strewn with wreck. It is believed that some vessel has fo indered with all hands. At Seaton Sluice, a few miles further north, seven bodies of seamen were washed ashore on Sunday and Monday. Near one of them was au officer's cap with a gold anchor in front. On Saturday night the schooner Havelock, of Colchester, struck on the rocks at Yarrons Point, and was dashed to pieces. Crew lost. The Adelaide, of Dublin, was totally II reeked on Monday morning at Berkie. All hands perished. ABEImnN, "N.Ionclay .1: veuing.-The loss of life and shipping at sea bus been iruch greater than was at first supposed. It is no.v cer'ain that between Wick and Montrose 23 vessels have beeu wrecked, the crews of which are estimated at 209, of these 151 have been drowned, and 56 saved.
THE UMA[tKABLE CHAnGE OF KIDNAPPING. ABANDONMENT OF THE PROSE. CUTION. At Marylebone Police-coult on Tuesday, Mary Ann Atlcius, aged 25, a nurse, was charged on remand with unlawfully taking away Gladys May Downes, aged one year and seven months, the daughter of Mr D. S. Downes; and Robert Gould, 3D, a traveller, was charge 1 with aiding end abetting Atkins, and also with harbouring the child.—Mr Poland appeared to prosecute for the Treasury Mr Kicketts, solicitor, defended. Mr Poland stated that since the last examination Dr. Downes had applied through the lolice to the Public Prosecutor tor legal aid in the case, and the solicitor to the Treasury was instructed to make inquiries into the matter. Dr. Downes was now desirous of vi ithdrawiug from the prosecution. He felt lie could not support his case, and, after eiving bis (Mr Poland's) best attention to it, and eell the full statement by Dr. Downes,he thought it a right course, as it would be impossible in this court to support the charge that had been made against the prisoners. He might further s:.y t'at it would be impossible for Mrs Downes to attend as a witness. He had a certificate signed by three medical men of eminence to that effect. He might further add that there was no doubt Dr. Downes acted entirely in good faith, aud certainly it was a very melancholy c ise. Mr Ricketts was anxioai to know the reasons for this withdrawal. It was a iio,t unfounded charge, and he asked for a public statement by Dr. Downes as to tha reasons of withdrawal. Was this the child of Dr. Downes's wife ? It it were, why should the matter be settled like this; and who was to have the custody of the cliild ? Dr. Downes has mined the male prisoner, and incurred a very heavy responsi- bility, and Dr. Downes should admit the-error into which he had fallen, if such an error existed. Were they to believe that Dr, Downes, possessing certain qualifications, was deceived by his wife; that the child born oil the 12i h April, 1879, was actually born on the 14di .May, 1S7& Mr De Rutesn interposed. He could not hear Mr Ricketts. His duty was simply to discharge the prisoner. Air Ilicketls then raised the question of the custody of the child, but Mr I)* ittitzeii (teelined to interfere, and the child was taken by Mr Djwaes.
THE STATE OF IRELAND. THE IRISH PROTECTION ACT. The first arrest under the Protection Act took place on Tuesday—namely, that of Mr J. B. SValsh, secretary of the Castlebar branch of the Land League, a Poor Law Guardian and Town Commissioner of that town. He was arrested under a warrant from the Lord Iii .utenant, and conveyed by train to Dublin. He was followed to the station by a crowd, who cheered him heartily, and groaned for the police. A warrant was also issued for the arrest of Mr John W. Hally, one of the traversers in the recent prosecutions, and sub- inspector Pepper. accompanied by four armed policemen, went to arrest him at his father's resi- dence at Balla, but on being told he was from home, they returned to town. Several other ar- rests have been made in county Kerry, and the prisoners will be lodged on Tuesday in Kilinainham prison, which has been prepared for their recep- tion. A number of extra warders have been en- gaged, and a strong force of military and police will guard the building. DUBLIN, Tuesday Night.—Mr Michael Boyton, chief organiser of the Land League, was arrested at Kildaro thilj evening under a warrant of the Coercion Act, and was brought to Dublin to-night. He protests against the arrest as an outrage, declaring that his offence was not stated on the face of the warrant, and adding that he was an American citizen, and that he would claim the protection of the United States Government. Mr Cornelius keogh, of Carricklisb, County Limerick, "as on Tnegdayarrested at his residence on a charge of intimidation, aud conveyed under a strong escort to Limerick, whence he was des- patched to Dublin. On Tuesday Mr r. O'Halloran, Secretary of theKintullngh Land League, who had attended a land meeting at Loughrea, was arrested by Sub- Inspector Barry in a grocer's shop as he was talkiug to a friend. A Balla telegram states Mr John W. Nally, one of the Dublin traversers, has just been arrested on the charge of inciting to murder and acts of violence. Great excitement prevails here. Mr Nally, who was arrested at the residence of his father, Rockstown, Balla, left by the 2.30 p.m. train for Dublin. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Mr Patrick W. Nally. brother of Mr John W. Nally. Mr Renny, president of the Castle Island Laud League, was arrested on Wednesday morning under the Lord Lieutenant's warrant aud con- veyed lo Dublin under an escort. Messrs McKeon (of Limerick), Dalton (of Mil- town), and Haningan (of Drumcologher), and eight agitators of Carrick-on-Shannon, are in the hands of the constabulary.
AMERICAN SYMPATHY WITH THE LAND LEAGUERS. NEW YORK, Wednesday,—A mass meeting of the Land League was held in Brooklyn yesterday, and adopted resolutions condemning the British Government's action, sympathising with Mr Parnell and Davitt, and hoping the Boers would be victorious in their struggle for independence. Letters from Mr Tilden, and Generals Hancock and MacClellan, were read, approving the meet- ing's object. The following telegram,signed by the mayor, was sent to Mr Parnell" Six thousaud persons, assembled at Brooklyn, say to you, "Never surrender." DUBLIN, Wednesday.—The excitement which prevailed in Dublin to-day in consequence of the arrests made under the Coercion Act was ve, y considerable, and much anxiety was displayed to learn the par.iculars of the various arrests which the authorities had decided upon. It is believed that in all about 30 persons have been taken into custody, but even the officials of the Laud League are not in possession of anything like a complete list of names. The prisoners will be brought to Dublin and according to the present arrangements the majority will be lodged in Kilmainham Gaol, at present almost empty; At an early hour this morming Thos. Kelly, a I. member of the Galway Land League, a rrived-here in charge of three members of the Royal Irish Constabulary. They drove- to Kilmainham, where tht ir. prisoner was left. Mr Kelly is the sou of a publican, residing in Athenrv, and the special charge against him has not yet beeu made public. During the afternoon a series of telegrams arrived iu the city announc- ing further arrests, iucluding those of Deuis Haniagan, secretary of the Drumcollogher Branch of the Land League, county Limerick; Patrick Kenny, president of the Castle Island (County Kerry) Branch Joseph Dalton,. member of the Milltown (County Galway) League Michael Flynn and Joseph Quigley, members of the Euni3 League. The statement was also made that no less than eight persons had been arrested at Carrick-on-Shannon, county Leitrim. A second arrest which occurred to-day at Castle Island was that of a young man n imed Ilussey, sou of a farmer. The ciiarge against Hussey, who has been in America, is that he is suspected of some connection with raids tor arms. Crowds of per. sons (amongst them a number of leaguers) watched the trains from the country to-day, by which it was expected some of tha prisoners would be brought, and in the afternoon, at the Midland railway terminus, the presence of a small force of police iu waiting for one of the trains attracted a concourse. As the train came in the people crowded round a third class carriage, from which policemen, armel with loaded rifles, alighted. Their prisoner was Mr Martin O'Halloran, a small teuant farmer residing near Loughrea, who was taken into custody last night. O'Halloran, about four months ago, was prosecuted fur a Whiteboy olfence. but the case for the Crown broke <!QW, The authorities are preparing full and correct returns of the persons arrested, and the particulars alleged agaiusfc them. The charge against Mr Boyton, known as the chief organiser of the League, is more serious than that brought against the other prisoners, and charges him with "inciting divers persons to murder certain othee parsons ill Kerry, I1nd inciting to acts of violence tending to interfere with law and order." By the night trains more prisoners will be brought up from the country. It is expected that arrests will immediately be made throughout Westmeath, the county having been proclaimed in the Dublin Gazette, last night. Mr Dillon remains in Dublin, and it is believed will address one of the meetings to be held on Sunday next. CARIUCK>ON-SHANNO:J, Wednesday.—In County Leitrim, Paddy lüaCltlanll, Brumsliawby, sum- mons server and publican Michael Keiiy, of Ivellybuggy, and Charles Nelson, of S.\eetwood, small farmers and John McMorrow, of Corna- muckla. North, National School teacher, have been arrested and escorted to Kilmainham prison, leaving here by the mid-day train. T. J. Quinn, M.P., J. Gordon, and J. O'Kean were arrested on Wednesday evening, at Clare- morris. A Parsoustov.n correspondent telegraphs:— Martin Murphy has been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the death of a man named Bergin, who formed one of the party who went to farmhouses demanding arms, but who was suspected of having turned informer, aud was afterwards fouud so severely beaten that he died.
THE SOUTH" YORKSHIRE COLLIERS STLUK. There is a probability that the stiike of miners in South Yorkshire will be settled by the men re- suming work at the existing rate of wages, with a sliding scale rate to regulate what wages should be paid in the future. At a few of the collerie3 an advance of 5 per cent. has been given, but at others no advance whatever has been granted, and a letter, sent by the chairman of the coal owners committee, ou Wednesday, makes it clear that the state of trade does not justify an advance and that the men must resume work at the old rate of wages, or continue to remain idle.
WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE, MEETING IN CARDIFF. MR MASON'S RESOLUTION. A public meeting in support of Mr Mason's re- solution to extend the Parliamentary franchise to women householders and ratepayers was held in the Asscmbly-rooma, Town-hall, Cardiff, on Wed- nesday evening. The Mayor of Cardiff (Mr Uses J ones) presided, and he was supported on the platform by the Hev. J. Waite, Mr F. Sonley Johnstone (editor Soulh Wales Daily News), the Rev. W. Watkiss, the Rev. A. Tilly, Miss Jessie Craigen, Miss Helen Blackburn, Mrs Mcllquham, Mr J,W. Manning, Miss Jenner, and Dr Morgan. There was a very large attendance of ladies and gentlemen, the Assembly-room being crowded to the door, every available standing place being occupied. The MAYOR, in opening the proceedings, said he was not an advocate either on one side or the other, not having given the question such serious study as to enable him to arrive at a definite con- clusion. But he felt that if ladies had the courage to come here and advocate their cause themselves, it was no more than common politeness that he should come and preside at the meeting. (Ap- plause.) Letters of apology, the Mayor announced, had been received from Mr J. Batchelor (who was prevented from attending by a pressing engage- ment in Manchester), from Dr. Fiddian, MrW. Sanders, and others. (Applause.) The Rev. J. WAITE proposed the first resolu- tion, which was, That in the opinion of this meeting the Parliamentary franchise should be extended to women who fulfil the qualifications which enable men to vote; and who, in all matters of Siocal Government, have the power to vote." That resolution, said the rev. gentleman, commended itself to his judgment. (Ap- plause.) The movement was to be defended upon two particular and special grounds. One was this—the principle that taxation and repre- sentation ought always to go together. (Applause.) He thought that if women paid the taxes and sustained the burdens of state, they ought to have a voice in the parliamentary representation they ought to have the franchise as parliamentary re- presentation went. (Applause.) Then, again, he supported the movement because the present con- dition of things was very anomolous and un- satisfactory, for now women had a vote at municipal elections though not at parliamentary. (Applause.) Sone of the most intelligent enthusiasm evoked in the recent School Board election at Cardiff had been on the part of women. He moved the resolution upon these simple grounds. (Applause.) Miss JENNER, who seconded the motion, announced that she had received that morning a letter from Sir Edward Reed, saying that he had the greatest pleasure in presenting their petition from Cardiff. Sir Edward was one of their friends. (Applause.) But he was not the only Welsh member of Parliament who was friendly to that movemeut there was their old and staunch friend, Mr Hussey Vivian, M.P., who had done so much for women, and who would continue to do so. no doubt. She protested against anything which hindered or fettered a woman from the performance of her daily duties in life and while her country's laws judged her capable of paying her rates and taxes, so long would she con- sider herself capable of forming an opinion and of exercising her judgment, and agitating the question of having a vote, (Applause.) Miss JESSIE CRAIGEN supported the motion. She did so, she said, first, because it was just, and that which was just was always expedient and right. (Applause.) Where there was any injustice there was a shadow thrown by it as it passed between the heart of man and the righteousness of God, and that shadow was suffering. The exclusion of women from political power was injustice, and the whole state of the law relating to women, which was for the most part barbarous and cruel, threw a shadow of bitter suffering aud injustice. Then again women were getting too educated not to perceive the value of the vote. They wanted votes just as men wanted vote", because they were oppressed by bad laws, and in order that they might for themselves make bad laws better. At election times, the candidate for Par- liamentary honours never called upon her, but the tax-gatherer always did. (Applause). That, she maintained, was not just, and she ought to have a vote. (Applause). Women wauted the Labour Laws amended. When the Consolidated Factory Act was before the House of Commons some time ago, a deputation of working men was received by the Home Secretary, who also re- ceived a deputation from the employers of labour; but when a deputation of working women prepared to go, the then Home Secretary—it was not long before the last general election — would nut receive them, though the great mass of the factory hands were women. If they had a vote in Laucashire and Yorkshire, there would be in Lancashire and Yorkshire something like 80,000 women's votes in that district. Then no Home Secretary would have dared to refuse them. (Loud cheers.) Then, again, there were the laws which related to domestic life. Women were not satisfied with them. They were not satisfied with laws which made the wife so entirely in her hus- band's authority that he could, if he chose, lock her up a close prisoner, as witness the Penge case and its disastrous results. (Applause.) The mar- riage laws, by which women had no right over their own children, required amendment. How had women been treated, in this instance alone, by Parliament ? Why, when the Custody of Infants' Bill was introduced it wast got rid of by a count out, only 19 members being present, and some of these against the measure. (Cries of Shame,") Miss Craigen proceeded to point out that though what they were asking for would only make 800,000 women voter. it would make 12 or 13 millions of women free citizens. (Applause.) She urged that if men did not grant them the rights they demanded, they would drag men down to their level. (Applause and laughter.) She alluded, in passing to some examples of the ignorance of male voters, and urged that the women who were claiming the vote were women of intelligence, with whom a life of sorrow had been their educa- tion. (Applause.) Had they votes they would know very well how to deal with men who refused to amend hard and unjust laws, men who refused to protect the honour of young girls, and who refused to give married women a claim to their oan children. (Applause.) The Rew. W. WATCISS heartily supported the resolution, for he felt in deep sympathy with the movement, believing that they were askiug for nothing that was unjust, and that if their demands were granted that women would help considerably in the choice of representatives, (Applause.) The resolution was put to the meeting, aud carried amid applause. Mr J. W. MANNING proposed the next resolu- tion. as follows "That a petition to the House of Commons based on the previous resolution, be adopted by the meetiilg, signed by the chairman on its behalf, and forwarded by him also a memorial to Sir Edward Reed, thanking him for the support he has given to the Bill to remove the electoral disabilities of women in the House of Commons." The question was one which did not require study, especially by Liberals, who believed that taxation without representation was tyranny and ought to be illegal. (Applause,) He did not think the ladies should be called upoa to give a reason for making their demands, but their op- ponents should be asked to give their reasons why they refused women the parliamentary fran- chise after granting them power to vote at, municipal, school board, and poor law guardinn elections, (Applause.) The measure asked for would do away with injustice, and he thought purify politics. (Applause.) On these grounds, he proposed the resolution he had j list read. (Ap- plause.) Mrs MCILQUHAAI seconded the resolution. She spoke in strong terms of the necessity for altera- tion in the laws affectiug women, and in order to effect that, widows and singlewomen, householders aud ratepayers, should have the parliamentary franchise. She wanted to know what pareutal virtue there was in Englishmen beyond that of Englishwomen, that she should be deprived of any lignt in her own children? (Applause and cries of shame.) In order to show how unjust wero the marriage laws, she mentioned the case of Mrs Agar Eilis, whose husband repudiated a pre- nuptial contract that she should have her daughters educated in the Roman Catholic faitu, and whose repudiation was upheld by the courts of law. Then, again, as to married women s property. There was a case iu which a husband had willed away his wife's property to his mistress and her illegitimate children. # (Loud cries of "lIhame.") She did not believe in the suffrage as a panacea for all the ills womankind was heir to, but she was of opinion that it would elevate who ought to take an interest in politics. (Applause.) For the laws of the past they blamed no one but they did seek to alter these laws, and to prevent, as far as possible, future injustice. (Applause,) Miss ELLEN BLACJCBUKN, who supported the motion, mentioned that Miss Emily Sturge was prevented from attending because of some en- gagement in connection with the Bristol School Board. In the course of her remarks she urged that if the vote gave men more energy and more enterprise, and more individuality, would itnot have the same effect up tn women ? If they deprived women from the power of voting at Parliamentary elections would that deprivation not have a similar effect upon women as upon men ? (Applause.) So long as women were deprived of the vote, so long was there a barrier to the energies of women — (applause) — who now engaged in work thoroughly suited to them under great difficulties they need not labour uuder. (Applause.) The reform was, she affirmed in conclusion, one which would be good for men aud good for women, and for society altogether— a reform in which custom was the only thing against them. (Loud applause.) The Rev. A. TILLY supported the motion. It was, he said, a question as to what would be the practical influence upon the affairs of the country if women had the Parliamentary franchise. Speaking as a Liberal, his own idea was that, as a party, they should suffer a little at first, the ladies being somewhat more Conservative than the gentlemen. (A laugh.) But that was not the question with him. Ti e question was—W. s it right ? He thought no one could answer the question except in the affirmative. (Applause.) But in the long run the whole nation would be greatly improved and benefitted by the adoption of the measure. (Applause.) There were some atrocious laws on the Statute Book, which he haidly dare mention there that evening, which v ould not have been there had women had votes. (Applause.) Then again, he was a temperance man himself, and he felt sure that women would favonr those laws which tended to restrict the temptations to drunkenness which existed now. (Applause.) Iu all matters of truth, and righteousness, and peace, the women of this couutry would be on the side of right and justice. (Applause.) The resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. Miss JEKNEB moved a. vote of thanks to the chairman.. Mr F. SONLEY JOHNSTONE seconded the resolu- tion. He expressed hia sympathy with the move- ment, and said that he did not see why marriage should disfranchise women, for he thought an women who were capable of taking care of their hn&bandtf and bringing up their children were also capable of voting for ft member of Parliament. Politics would then be a aubject not prohibited at the table at home, and la Jiea would take more in&reet in tbam. In thkhe went faicthec thaa the supporters of this movement went. (Applause.) He saw that at present men hold appointments for which they were unsuited, such, for instance, as a School Board inspector inspecting seeing work,. and mentioned instances which had come under his own observation, which showed the importance of having ladies cn School Boards. If, he affirmed, there was a class of society shut out from the vote, that class would suffer. When the people as a body were shut out the laws were not made for the people; when the people obtained the franchise, laws were made for the people. (Applause.) When woman took no interest in public matters laws were made entirely against her, as they were to a certain extent still; but make women electors and then laws v, ould be made for them as well as for others. (Applause.) Some said if women had the Parliamentary vote they would send women to Parliament. What would be the harm in that ? (Loud applause.) The House of Commons would not be any the worse than it was now,at any rate, and he thought women would have a refining influence, aud that there would not then be the coarse language used which he was sorry to say had recently been used in the House. (Loud applause.) But that had nothing to do with the demand now being made, the granting of which would only be, he maintained, a small measure of justice to a long suffering and patient class. (Loud applause.) The vote was carried by acclamation. A similar compliment was paid to the ladies who formed the deputation, and the proceedings terminated er with the singing of "God save the Queen."
CIERLEON ENDOWED SCHOOLS. The usual quarterly meeting of Governors was held on Tuesday. Present:—Tne Bishop of Llandaff (in the chair,) Rev. Canon Hawkins, Rev. Canon Edwards, Rev. Mr Archer, Rev. Mr Foster, Sir Arthur Mackworth, Bart., Messrs F. J. Mitchell, G. W. Nicholl, A. A. Williams, W. M, Cope, T. Parry, together with the Clerk and Surveyor. THE APPOINTMENT QF OFFICERS. The first business was the appointment of chairman, vice-chairman, and committees for the year. The BISHOP said that in consequence of his increasing infirmities, lie had determined to de- cline to continue to occupy the chair (supposing the Governors had felt disposed to re-elect him,) and having thanked the board for the courtesy and consideration always shown him, asked that some other Governor be nominated tosucceed him. Mr COPE expressed his regret that his lordship felt himself unable to continue to act as their chairman, and was sure that every member of the board endorsed his opinion. He moved that the Right Rev. Dean Yaughan be elected chairman for the ensuing year, and thought he was especi- ally fitted for the office, and that his nomination would meet with the unanimous approval of the governors. Sir ARTHUR MACKWORTH seconded the motion, and thought that the mover of the resolution and the board would agree that a vote of thanks was due to the bishop for the services he had ren- dered. The motion having been put to the meet- ing, was carried unanimously. The DIBHOP having acknowledged the compli- ment, vacated the chair and in the absence of Dean Vaughan the vice-chairman (the Rev. Canon Edwards) presided. The BISHOP proposed, aud Mr MITCHELL seconded, that the Rev. Canon Edwards be re- appointed vice-chairman. The motion was unanimously approved. EXTRAORDINARY PROCEEDINGS. The appointment of committees now took place, and the chairmau, Canon EIDVAILDS, proposed that the local management committee be re- appointed, subject to the substitution of Mr Parry's name for Mr Cope, who had made himself obnoxious by his attacks upon him (Canon Ed- wards) in the public Press and elsewhere. Mr Cope said he was (fulte unprepared for this ex. traordinary action oil tha part of Canon Ed- wards, but was content to leave himself in the hands of the governors. He thought, ho ever, that having been elected by a large majority of the inhabitants of Caerlem, he must be con- sidered to be qualified to represent them on this committee. The Bishop said he considered Mr Cope an efficient and valuable governor, and deprecated the introduction of personal feeling into the business of the board. He hoped the ill- feeliug which appeared to exist between Mr Cope and Canoa Edwards would pass away, and that iu future more harmony would exist at the GoveruiiiL,, Board. Sir Arthur Mackworth, Mr Alfred Williams, Canon Ha.kins, and Rev. Mr Archer, eudorsed the Bishop's views, and it was ultimately resolved that Mr Cope be re-appointed, and that Mr l'arry, being also a local represen- tative governor, should be substituted for Mr L. A. Houifray. who, it was stated, had no desire to continue to act Oil the committee. GRANTS. The Estate .Mi l i nianca Committee we:e re- appointed. Mr. J. James, chairman of the Caer- leon Highway Board, applied for a grant of £100 from the road fund, for. improving the road lead- ing into Caerieou fro.n Mai pas. It was resolved that k50 be granted, upon condition that £ 50 ba added by the highway, hoard, and after the sur- veyor had certified ti;Lt. -;lie wo;k had beeu tioue. THE ESTATES COitMITTtE, The report of the Estata Committee was read, aud stated that certain ten mts declined to accept the conditions of the governors, to provide a security for payment of rent, aud recommended that, if they persisted iu their objection, notice be giveu to quit the tenancy. Tho repo:t was adopted. The Surveyor reported that the sale of timber had realised and that about £ 1,003 had been received iu cash tiie remainder being bills not yet matured. It was le olve t that £ l,oQ0 be invested in the names of the Trustees of Charit/ble Funds, also that £5();) be deposited in the National Provincial Bank at current rate of interest to be available for repairs to the property of the Charity. Adiaft order was received from the Commissioners authorising the expenditure of £ 640 for such purpose. THE HIGHER EDUCATION SCHEME, A letter from the Commissioners was rea l, stating that, having regard to the claims of higher education provided in the scheme, they had finally decided not to depart from their proposal to le- strict the sum available for elementary euuCatiou to £ 250 per ann uii, and that a-ty sum required for enlarging the present schools must be repaid, together with interest. A long discussion took place upon this subject, Mr Cope supporting the Commissioners' views, and giving in detail ail the facts be,,tri-,ig iii,oti the ^nesaon. At the suggestion of the Bishop, it was resolved that a meeting of the Local Management Committee be held as early as possible to consider the matters embodied in Mr Cope's statement, and that they prepare a report to be printed and circulated among the governor-, and that a special meeting of the governors be culled on the 28th inst. to consider their report. Au abstract of the printed accounts was ordered to be published for the use of the public as required by the scheme. The report of the Finance Committee was approved. An application from the Vicar of Bedweiity for a graut towards the repairs of his church was not entertained. The report from the Education Department showed a flight improvement in the boys' school, viz., an increase in the grant of Is 3d per head, and in the infants' school 2s per head; but in the girls' school a great improve- ment was manifest, the grant being Û3 per head in excess of last year. Sundry matters of minor importance were disposed of, and the meeting adjourned. I
rTREFOTIEST ASSAULT CASE. At the Pontypridd police-court, on Wednesday, Thomas Evans, a young man of about 20. mar- ried, residing at 'I'reforest, and working at the Tin-plate works there, was charged on a djonrn- ment with indecently assaulting Kate Griffiths, also an employé at the works., Mr D. Rosser defended. It will be remembered that when the case was called on for hearing complainant did not appear. The bench declined to allow the matter to drop, and steps were taken to get the girl to attend. She now put in an appearance and deposed that she lived near the Chain works. On Monday, the 14th ult, at night, she went to the tinworks to look if she could get work there. Alice Ann File asked her to stop, as it was rain- ing. She helped File until midnight, and then proceeded to the fitting-up shop, where defendant was at work, and where the girls used to eat their food and warm their tea. Defendant caught hold of her and asked her to come out, She refused, and repeated her refusal when he again asked her to go with him to some foundry, He then caught hold of her and committed the assault complained of. She went to the other side of the fitting shop, and he followed her and again attempted to assault her. He then weut out, and complainant went into the wash-house and told File how she had been annoyed. File went up to where defendant was aud hit him on the mouth, and complainant struck him twice. Complainant afterwards went on working. She told Mr Thomas, the gaffer, what had taken Dlace next morning. She had a conver- sation with defendant on the subsequent Friday night, near the Canal Bank, when she was going to work. A warrant was taken out against the defendant on the Wednesday night before. On Saturday defendant asked her to settle. She said, "No." He asked her again later on to do so, and ,e go with him to Fairfield. She went with him, File anddefendant's father, but they did not see the Rev. D. W. Williams. They returned, and defendant then asked her to go to Mr Ctawshay's, and have the affair settled. Defendant's father saidj that was impracticable, as Mr Crawshay was from home. On the Monday evening after, they went to the office of Mr Morgan, solicitor. Mr Morgan said that he could not settle the affair. Defendant's father gave him 5s to pay her train and go away the following Wednesday. She went away, in pursuance of the suggestion. Cross-examined: I called at defendant's house last Saturday week-after I had been to Fairfield —and told a woman there that I want to settle. Alice File gave corroborative evidence. In reply to the stipendiary, witness said that she had been told by Thomas, the gaffer at the works, that she need not come to court to give eviden unless she was summoned. „ The Stipendiary remarked that he would see about that. 'K.MH said that i» the 16th ult. Replying to the charge^ defendant »id I did »°t n«J "J, veirs He is » respeetabia man. For the defence Mr Rosser called Mar- garet Stepheas> John Stephens, labourer, and aunt to defendant, who said that complainant came to her house last Friday week —without being sent for-for the purpose of going to Pontypridd to settle the matter now under in. vestigation, as she did not want to press the charge against defendant. Complainant added that she only wanted to be refunded for the time she had lost from work. What bad takeu place was only rough play on defendant's part. Margaret Morgan testified that she had heard complainant say that she did not want to make a bo.ther about the affair-that it was "Rice, the policeman's, bother," not hevs. The Stipendiary remarked that the case resolved itself into one of aggravated assault. Defendant .yvould be fined £ 210s and the (#? Pa
BISHOP HEDLEY O TIIE JIBLE,' i On Sunday evening the Right Rev. Bishop Hedtey, the recently-installed Bishop of Newport and Menevia, preached for the first time at Stu Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Roath, Cardiffi There was a very large songregation. The Bishojy who did not take auy text, stated at the unset thai his purpose was to speak to them upon certai questions, which might safely be called qUestio of the day, on Sunday evenings during Lent. 0 course it was true that to Catholics there were n 10 questions upon matters of faith but they liv in a non-Catholic country, and the progresgj of error was from stage to stage just likw a decayed tree or a crumbling away of a there' were_ constantly occurring fresh appear*] ances. Children of the Catholic flock, though! they could afford to be calm in their minds in] the face of a polemical storm, yet these con«] troversies sometimes touched upon tiit. very] essence of Catholic truth. Heated di3Cusdon<i sometimes brought out the truth, and this va2 the moment to be seized by everyone «!<•thm Holy Faith, and, in so far as might be, j>iade us«] of to enlighten the conscience, and to i>iake God' truth, if possible, prevail. It was also possible] that even the convictions of Catholics themselvew might become son,evvhat arick^ii or obscured iaj the flood of disci'ssioji]. Therefore it became the duty., ot "en,eiy Cath<>]>• who thought or read to thinlc of those questit u-; "lli, day, and to imbue his mind uith the truth, andf the whole truth. Having thus cleared the way for his series of discourses, the Bishop commenced on his subject for that evening—the Bible. J welling npon reverence for the Bible, he pointed: out that reverence for the Bible waa supposed to be the distinguishing mark of a true Protestant, and from the Bibl. Protestants said they had their principles. Now,' some eleven years ago, a company of revisers were appointed by Convocation of the Province of Can- terbury to revise whut was known as the aiitlici. rised version, and it must be borne in mind that be- side such men as Cardinal Newman and Dr. Pusey declining to have anything to do with it, the CoEiw vocation of the Northern Province absolutely- rejected all overtures to assist in the woik-aii(L their labours were now concluded, for we were' now promised that the result would be printed' in the month of May. The prospect of change* in the Bible was regarded in some quarters by honest Protestants with considerable dismay. To, change the Bible seemed more than changing half of one's faith. We did not know what changes had been made. But supposing, fot instance, as was whispered about, they had left out the word Hell altogether* and substituted the word Hades or Gehenna J supposing they had abolished the words bishops and priests, substituting the words officera and elders supposing instead of spirit they used breath, then the Bible would read like an altered. book. He mentioned that the revisers had ) evised not only the English translation but the Hebrew and Greek versions upon which that was formed, and proceeded to go into some details regarding- the different versions of the Bible. Thw oldest copy was a Greek copy of the 4th century. But even the oldest copiei disagreed in a good many ways, and disagreed with the Vulgate, a Latin version which was translated from a Greek copy much older than the oldest now in existence. "Where, then, was the Word of God ?" one might ask. There was a P'\800 sage in the first epistle of St. John, in the 5th chapter, the 7th Terse, which read: There ate, three that give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Giiost, and these threfr- are one." This was justly regarded a3 prtmf of the existence of the Holy Trinity, and also of the Divinity tof Jesus Cmist, but that passage,, did not appear in any of the oldest Greek Testaments no.v existing, and it was almost certain to be left out of the newly revised Bible, and the unsuspecting Protestant who had cherished that famous text would find that he had. built npon sand. Dealing with the present "anthorised version," the Uishop urged that ns » translation it ha't been condemned by scholars, and that it showed the bias of one section of its Anglican translators to.. atlh Calvinism in some passages, w;,ile at ano her moment it showed that ano,her section, the High Church party, prevailed. In fact the piesent1 authorised version was 11 compromise be- tween two opposing schools of religious opiuious. The poor in n might well ask "Where was tire Bible—the word oi God'" For one set of translators saw one thiiiur, and another another, iu serious matters, The ITnitariauf,—and. there was at le.ist one of that body amongst the latest reviqei-e saw t at the proof of the divinity of Christ rested up n corrupted text*: and Anglicaa preachers ",ld tile"w,'rd Lei 1 did uotiuthe original 111-all heli at all. The only reason which LiU-hef- gave for rejecting certain books was that he thought them opposed to the teachings of Christ* He was the judge. What, under these cirenin- stiviices, was a poor Protestant to do, when he asked. \Vhete was tue Bible lo him it must appear A rUdie, an euigm:i, for it was not stated that, Aluiiguty God inspired the translators, anl if he went to it either for history, its teachings, or- nioral instruction, he was told that sometimes it was untrustworthy, and at others difficult to tell what. Wits meruit. It was no wonder, ti e1, the poor t.nlearned Protestant said, that he would simply believe what he was taught, which was rank Popery without the Pope. The Bishop tln-n proceeded to show that to 0-holies the Bible was all clearness and light., for he Legan v ith loving teachers, and uith the authority of the Church, Catholics only requiring the simple fact pioved by t, e existence of a body of pastors with authority to teach, and that was abundantly proved by history they hardly re- quired the Bible to prove the Cilurc", and if they did. it was only as a single document of history, which, as ;t whole, there was no doubt ;,bout whatever. Tiie Bishop traced the history of the Vulgate, and showed how the Church had always. interpreted the Bible, the Catholic thus ftel- iug himself safe against possible wrong interpret tations. He denied that Roman Catholicism wa»-. afraid of tite Bible—the monks hud preserved it to; ns—audit was ab ndantly clear from the works, of Chaucer and others that even iu the Middle Ages there was for laymen an open Bible—not Wycliffe's translation. The discourse was listened to with great atterfc tion throughout.
FEROCIOUS ASSAULT UPON AN IRISHMAN AT LLANDAFF. DANGEROUS CONDITION OF THE COMPLAINANT. At the Llandalf petty sessional court, on Mon- day—before Dr Paine and Mr John Prichard— Patrick Regan and Eilen Williams were charged with having committed a violent assault upon Denis Nolan, a man who lived with the twe- prisoners at Primrose-hill, a place near Llandaff7 Yard, on March the 5th.. Elizabeth Billett, the first witness, said she lived at Primrose-hill, On Saturday night, the 5th inst., she heard cries proceeding from the house of the prisoners, which was four doors from her own. Witness went to the door of ke house and heard the prisoner Ellen Williams say I'll murder any man that will trample oil me loose my bands." Then she heard Denis Nolan say "For the love of Christ don't murder me." Patrick Regan theu ran out and cried "murder. Witness went back to her own house, not having seen anyone except Regan the whole time. She had known the parties for some time/and she therefore was acquainted with the sound of their voices. She saw Regan go to Mr Samuel's door, who lives next door. but did not hear him siiy anything. She then went to bed, and heard a noise like people fighting, and afterwards heard "murder" called twice. OIl Sunday morning, the (jrh of March, about ten o'clock, George Brown, a lodger with witness, came in, and from what he said: witness went out aud found Nolan lying on a mat in front of the five. He had two wound*, and was covered with blood. She attended him until he was taken away to the infirmary. Dr. John Evaii-, of Canton, said he was fetched on Sunday afternoon by the police to Primrose- Hill, Llandalf-yard, tLe spot in question. lit a; house there he found a man named Denis Nol;tn. who Wits nearly unconscious. Examining ¡,i8t head, witness found a wound behind Ids l,f,. car a square kind of wound, as if caused by a blunt1 instrument. On the left side of the head there was a wound about an inch and a half long, rather curved in shape, and clean cut. 0.. probing the wound with the finger witness found' that the left parietal bone was fractured and de- pressed.. On the left shoulder II as a large bruise,, and one or two smaller brui-es on the same i(ie. The wounds seemed to have been inflicted witha- blunt or moderately sharp instrument, such as the end of a hammer. The fracture was caused by the violence of a blow, not by cutting, ant must have been done with an instrument which had some kind of an edge. After the wounds had been dressed the wounded man spuke a few Ilord., indistinctly, to the effect that he ffelt "easier." Witness now thought the man was still in a dangerous state. He did not think the wound*- were caused by falling, and it was impossible that. they could have been caused by one fali. Sergeant Roberts said he went to Primrose-hill, and saw Denis Nolan lying on a door mat in front of the fire. His head and face were covered with blood issuing from w ounds on his head. Witness: saw that blood had been wiped up from the floor, and there was still some blood on the floot". There: was a pan and a bucket in the house, coiita, iiing blood and water, and some cloths. vVitness found, a cloth in the cupboard covered with blood, and wet. Witness produced the articles. He found a hammer in the same cupboard. At half-past 12 the male prisoner came there, and he took him into custody and conveyed him to that (Llandaff) police-station, Having charged the prisoner with the assault, he s.iid,; 1 did not touch him whatever happened wa*, between their two selves," On the way to tha- station prisoner said, The fault was not all on her. The old man has a very quick temper, aud would kill one as soon as look at hit,, 1 have stood between them 50 times before this." Sergeant Rees gave evidence as to the ■••ppre- heDioa of the female prisoner. She said, I'd murder any b man that tried to murder n.e. What I did was iu self-defence. Pat Reg ;n wa*' cutting sticks in front of the tire, nd Denis took a stick and struck me with it. He got me dov.ij and then I took the stick from him, and struck" him with it, aud he fell against the feuder." 'I'he above depositibns having been taken, tl4e, magistrates decided to remaud the prisoneis for a. week.
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