lF3YI,r OlJlt OWN COBBESyONDENTS, BETJTBS'S 3G,. PS2SS ASSOCIATION, AND CENTRAL NJTWS.] RUSSIAN MARCHON ADR-INOPLE, THE TCRKS ORDERED TO EVACUATE A TO\*X THREATENED HOSTILITIES. CONSTANTINOPLE, Sunday, 5.55 p.m.—The Porte has received information that the Russians have re-commenced marching in the diroction of Adrianople. The military attaches of all the embassies in Constanti- nople have lefc the capital to verify this in- telligence of the Russian army. Prince La- banoiT, the Russian Ambassador, will start to-morrow for Adrianople. CONSTANTINOPLE, 9.45 p.m. — When tie Rnsshiu evacuated Baza EJki it was occu- pied by the Turks. General Todlebea has now summoned the Turkish Commander to evactuate that place, threatening, in case of refusal, to take it by force. Safvet Pacha had consequently ordered its evacuation, and is will be reoccupied by the Russians. The Turks have placed guns in position on the line of defence of Constantinople. Hiahva Pacha has been appointed Turkish commis- tioner at Belgrade.
THE AUTRL\.S OCCUPATION. BELGUAOE, Friday. — To-day's advices from Bosnia state that the insurgents are again assembling in the mountains to resist the Austrian occupation, and severe fighting is reported to have taken place on the Dalm; itian and Albanian frontier. It is believed that a recent decison of the Porte to send a large army to Novi BLzar, under the command of Oiman Pasha, has revived the thought of resistance among the insurge n ts. ————
THE DIFFICULTY BETWEEN AUSTRIA AND TURKEY. CONSTANTINOPLE, Saturday,—Sir Henry Layard and M. Fournier, the French Am- bassador, have advised Safvet Pasha,in order to prevent a collision between the Turkish and Austrian troops, to conclude a military convention with Austria, leaving till later the settlements upon the political ques- tion. The Sultan has confirmed the sentences of death passed upon several Beys and Kurds for the atrocities they have committed.
THE PORTE AND THE BERLIN TREATY. PARIS, Saturday (11.30 p.m.)—A very unfavourable impression exists here in con- sequence of the turn Eastern affairs have taken. The Porte is severely blamed for what is regarded as a merely temporising policy. Considerable uneasiness is felt lest grave complications may ensue.—Observer. BERLIN, Saturday, 8.30 p.m.—The un- satisfactory condition of affairs in the East is commonly ascribed here to the refusal of England to join in joint representations to the Porte, as proposed by Germany, with the view to force the Ottoman Government to carry out the engagements entered into by it in virtue of the Treaty of Berlin. In con- quence, the action recently taken by Russia in Turkey is regarded here in^aj favourable light.—Observer. ————
COUNT ANDRASSY'S REPLY TO TURKEY; VIENNA, Wednesday Evening. — Count Andrassy's reply to the Turkish Circular Dispatch of the 8th inst., commences by in- dignantly denying the unexpected and untruthful charges of cruelty brought against the troops of occupation. These accusations, proceeds the dispatch, will mislead no one in Europe, where the fame of the Imperial Army is too firmly established to be affected by such calumnious insinuations. Count, Andrassy then observes that the witnesses on whose reports the Turkish Circular bases its charges are remarkable. It was positively a secret to no- body that Hafiz Pasha had con- nived at. the disturbance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Austrian Consul General at Serajevo had proved this long before, and it was only from a desire to spare the Porte that the passages touching on the question in the Consul's report had not been published with the rest cf the papers. It was to be regretted that the Porte should have judged it consistent with its dignity to make such grave charges on manifestly false grounds, without first addressing itself to the Imperial Government, which would have afforded it every facility to become con- vinced of the falseness of the reports furnished to it. At Banjaluka the troops confined themselves to repelling the attack of barbarous hordes against the hospital. At Serajevo only a few houses were burned, and this was merely the natural consequence of a street fight, and not an act of reprisal. The town was neither plundered nor burned, and no pillage occurred. On the contrary, the troops put a stop to the plundering that was being carried on by the inhabi- tants. The Porte should compare the present occupation with that of Osman Pacha in 1851 and 1852. "We fought," the despatch Bays, "against the same elements which Turkish Ministers quite recently charac- terised as uncontrollable and savage, and we accomplished in two months a work for which Osman required two years, while on the one hand his army lived upon requisi- tions, and Omar Pacha caused to be drawn op long lists of proscriptions and executions which he held at the disposal of the Porte, End in which many persons of all religions, leveral Pachas, and many beys were in- cluded. We, on the other hand, paid with ready money for the maintenance of our koops, and our court-martials only put to ileath a few individual persons in .whose case a most careful examina- tion proved that they had been I soncerned in n the most frightful murder sither of our soldiers or of Turkish or foreign officials, Theortê should contrast h,crflianel>ehaviour of our troops with the massacre and mutilation of our wounded. With regard to the charge of having interned Ottoman soldiers who were not engaged in fighting, we cannot be sufficiently astonished at the failure of memory which the Porte betrays. Thousands of such men, who de- clined to participate in the insurrection, were sent back to their homes with military honours. We have to remark with satisfac- tion that on the whole the better classes took no part in the rising except at some few places, and in the case of single individuals, who, to escape confiscation and massacre, were forced to endure the yoke of the insur- gents until the arrival of our soldiers. The Ipirit in which we undertook the occupation manifests itself in the proclamation of the Emperof. Hf.d we, instead of promising respect for all confessions, unfolded the banner of liberation of the Christians, our work would have cost us fewer sacri- fices. That would have been the signal for the extermination of the MUS-I lulmans whom it was their duty to protect as well as the Christians. The Imperial Army considered itself bound to carry out its mission in the spirit of its European mandate, and of our proclamation. The detestable slanders brought against it do not touch the army, but they will for ever revolt the public conscience in Austro- Hungary.
A TERRIBLE RAILWAY ACCI- DENT. SEVEN PERSONS KILLED. LISBON, Saturday.—A train has run off the line on the Minho Railway. Seven persons were killed.
I THE INSURRECTION IN NEW CALEDONIA. PARIS, Sunday.—The Minister of Marine has published a telegram which has been received from the Governor of New Orleans. It is dated the 3rd of October, and was delayed by the interruption of telegraphic if communication between Java and Port 5 Darwin. The Governor explains that he avails himself of every opportunity for tele- graphing news by the quickest route, but if Sis telegrams arrive later than those of the newspapers, they have suffered delay during transmission. The telegram then says, the arrondissements of Boulonpart and Marai are quiet, and French authority has been firmly restored there, but such is not the case in that or Bourail. On the 11th of September the Paya tribes killed four jettlers and nine liberated convicts. At the same time the establishments of Bourail were threatened, and the guard of J5uaro attacked. The rebels have been repulsed with great loss. The liberated convict R ::da.mo was killed. That part of the colony situated to the honour of Onagap and Kone, iB for the present tranquil, and I have reasons to I believe it will continue. I cannot send any _I news by any war vessel to Sydney, because I am in want of all the ships at my dis- posal. I shall be obliged to retain the Tage for some time, I hope that the contingents which I expect by the Loire and the Dives, will suffice. Tranquility continues to pre- vail in all the penitentiaries.
TERRIBLE GALE AND LOSS OF LIFE. NEW YORK, Monday.—There was a ter- rific gale on Saturday, on the New England coast. Many marine disasters are an- nounced, and the loss of life is considerable.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA. ROME, Monday.—In consequence of a report sent by Cardinal McClosky, the Archbishop of New York, the Vatican is taking steps for bringing about a considerable development of the Roman Catholic Church in the United State?. Cardinal McCloskey assures the Vatican that whole districts are disposed to join the Romish Church, but that this disposition should be fosterecL THE YELLOW FEVER. NEW ORLEANS, Monday.—There were 50 deaths in this city yesterday, and 20 at Memphis. ————- ITALY. RoYE, Monday.—On the assembling of the Consistory,next Easter, Monsignor Schraber, the archbishop of Bamberg, will probably be created a cardinal. It appears that an agree- ment has almost been established between the Minister of Justice and the Vatican respecting the nomination of bishops under royal patronage. It is stated that a formula would be adopted protecting the interests of both parties. ROME, Monday.—The Pope is extremely afflicted by the news of the death of Bishop Dupanloup. The late Bishop wrote to the Pope on the 5th inst, in reference to the Senatorial elec- tions in France, pointing out their probable consequences, and recommending prudence to his Holiness in the matter. The progress of the Anti-Socialist Bill in the German Reichstag is followed with great interest by the Vatican, for if the German Parliament should pas3 the Bill the negocia- tions between Germany and the Vatican will will be at once resumed on a fresh basis. THE FINANCES OF EASTERN ROUMELIA. CONSTANTINOPLE, Monday. — Since the Treaty of Berlin stipulates that there should be an understanding between the PorLe and the Commissioners appointed for the finan- cial administration of Eastern Roumelia, the Porte claims for itself the administration of the rprovince under the control of the Com- missioners. Russia supports the demand, and declares that in the event of an agree- ment being impossible she would continue to carry on this branch of the Government. DEMOBILISATION OF AUSTRIAN TROOPS. VIENNA,'Monday.—The ■ JSTew Free Press of to-day states that a partial demobilisation of the Austrian army of occupation has been decided upon. ———— THE TREATY BETWEEN RUSSIA AND TURKEY. CONSTANTINOPLE, Monday.—The Porte will not submit to the Powers the final treaty with Russia, which is at, present under negociation.
NEWS FROM THE CAPE. CAFE TOWN, September 24th, via Ply- mouth.—Sir Bartle Frere left Cape Town last Wednesday, per Courland, amidst a great display of popular enthusiasm. News has been received of his arrival at Durham yesterday, where he was met by General Thesiger. Before leaving, his Excellency commuted the. sentence of death passed on Gongabelle and Tini Macomo to penal servi- tude for life. The news from the Zulu border is of no importance beyond a general feeling of uneasiness which prevails. No overt acts on the part of the Kaffirs are reported in the Transvaal. It is rumoured that Mapoch has broken out in rebellion, and that Makapan is about to do the same. An attack is said to have been organised in Seccceni. The Premier is a.t Queenstown, and has delivered a speech in favour of the division of the Cape Colony into provinces under a Federal Union. The Rev. Samuel Harding, general superintendent of the Wesleyan missions, died at Cape Town on Wednesday.
THE LIVERPOOL BANK ROBBERY. Stafford, the Liverpool bank clerk, who was arrested at Jersey for the robbery of £1.5,000, still remains in custody there, but it is expected that he will be brought this (Thursday) morning by mail to Southampton. I
I DISASTROUS FIRE. The Alma. Mill, Oldham, was completely des- tryyed by lire on VvTednesd&y evening, which was caused by friction in the machinery. The mill contained 36,000 spindles, and the damage is esti- mated at £30,000,
THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. On Wednesday morning, before Mr Justice Hawkins, Mr Henry Wyld, the patentee of the machine for generating and distributing electric light, for public and domestic purposes, applied for and obtained an interim injunction against Messrs Wells and Co., who, it was alleged, were infringing his patent.
THE BRADFORD TRAGEDY. On Wednesday, at the inquest held at Brad- ford on the body of Jane Owston, the wife of Anthony Owston, who, on the 28th September, cut her throat, and also attempted to take the life of a grocer tt-ed John Smith, of whom he was jealous, the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Owston, who subsequently at- tempted to commit suicide, and now lies in the iufirmary in a critical state.
Of JCOUNT bismakck. A startling report reaches us from Venice, to the effect that Count Bismarck, nephew of the Chancellor, has committed suicide, having shot himself on Tuesday morning through the head with a revolver. The Berlin correspondent of the Standard, who furnishes us with the report, un- derstands that the act was prompted by bodily suffering. The young count had only just been elected member of the Reichstag.
COLLIERY ACCIDENT RELIEF FUND IN STAFFORDSHIRE. The money which South Staffordshire some years ago received from the surplus of the Hartley Colliery accident fund has, by the effort of masters and collier3, now become £3,300. The committee entrusted with the rund have recentlv invested it iu Consols, and determined that the interest shall be distributed quarterly for the relief of the widows and orphans of colliers killed while at work. The hrst distribution occurred en Wednesday. Out of 12 applicatioll eight were refused. One widow was awarded JE3, and three others £4. a
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THE AFGHAN DIFFICULTY. BOMBAY, Wednesday.—Despatches from news ) paper correspondents published here this morning state that dissentions exist between Afghanistan and the Sikh (Khyberees) tribes, who threaten the withdrawal of their support. The Ameer ia en- deavouring to raise the Jehad ? ^LONDON, Wednesday.—General Sir Frederick Haines will assume the chief command of the Afghan expedition should a direct advance be made on Cabul. i In his absence Sir Neville Chamberlain will remain at Simla in command of the Indian army, Lieutenant-General Elmhirst being entrusted with the temporary command in Madras. The Indian Government will detain any artil- lery batteries under orders to embark for England whose services may be required in the present crisis. The H, I, and K Batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery are already detained. Lord Douglas Gordon, addressing the constitu- ents at Huntley on Wednesday, said he feared Lord Lytton had courted insult. The pressing policy with regard to Afghanistan was opposed to all former policy. No sufficient grounds had been given for taking such a course as that now being pursued.
THE COMMERCIAL CRISIS. MORE DISCLOSURES. At the meeting of the shareholders in the Char- tered Bank of India, Australia, and China, held on Wednesday, a dividend at the rate of 6 per cent per annum was declared. The chairman, Mr William Paterson, said that it had been earned and could be paid out of ascertained profits. Alluding to the City of Glasgow Balik, he said they held its acceptances to the extent of £70.000, and as to the other firms which had failed since, this bank was interested to only a small amount, and the bills held were covered by ample securities which would work out in due course. Beyond the fact of the bank having a temporary lock up of £ 70,000, there was really no cause for alarm. An extraordinary ran was on Tuesday and Wednesday made upon the Queen's, one of the largest building societies in Manchester. De- positors have been allowed to withdraw up to JESO on demand, but so great was the pressure that at noon on Wednesday the maximum was reduced to £-20, and the directors on Wednesday night de- cided to resort to the rule requiring a month's notice of withdrawal. They issue a notice of this, and state that the society is in no way effected by the recent failures. They state that the se- curities are good and ample. There was comparative calmnesVon Wednesday in Glasgow, and stock advanced, notwithstanding it was settling day. It was reported that two firms in the soft goods trades were in difficulties. The report was con- firmed in one case by the issue of the following circular:— "81, St. Vincent-street, Glasgow, ( "14th October, 1878. Gentlemen,—In consequence of financial diffi- culties, Messrs Brown, McLeod, and Adam, manufacturers, 51, Buchanan-street, Glasgow, have placed their books in my hands for the pur- pose of preparing a statement of their affairs, and I have to request your attendance at a meeting of their creditors on the 17th inst., when the statement will be submitted. "Yours, &c. (signed), -c "THOMSON MCLINTOCB." The liabilities will amount to £16,000.
SERIOUS OCCURRENCE AT DEVON PORT. A very serious landslip has occurred at Devon- port Dockyard in the ground at the north side of the new .dock, which is being built by Mr Pethick. Nearly the whole space between the new dock, and of No. 4, or North Dock, is rent by large cracks, and the ground is gradually sinking This will necessitate the removal of I many thousand tons of rock. etc., not contem- plated when the work was commenced, as well as the entire closing of No. 4 Dock (for the purpose of docking ships) for a considerable time.
THE SHAKERS. ( At a meeting of the Lymington Rural Sanitary I Authority the medical officer reported that he had visited the Shakers' camp, and found them, 80 in number, all well. A correspondent adus :—It is now eight weeks since the community were evicted, and the plentiful supply of coppers which at first flowed into their exchequer seems to have diminished, and they are somewhat straitened. When visited the other day they were found feeding on chestnuts, gathered in the forest. A move is daily anticipated. Mrs Girling asserts that she has received a revelation that they will return to New Forest Lodge.
THE WELSH CONGREGATIONAL UNION. At the Congregational Union, Liverpool, on Wednesday, deputations were received from the Baptist Union, Welsh Presbyterian Church of England, andW elsh Methodist, who extended the riarht hand of fellowship, and gave a cordial greeting to the Union. The Chairaian, in ac- knowledging the sentiments expressed by the deputations, commented on the absence of a depu- tation from the Church of England, which he said seemed to be stone blind to the ministrations of the Spirit. Sec- tional meetings were held. At one of them the war spirit was condemned as an obstacle to the spread of Christianity abroad.
THE MA RQU IS AND MARCHIONESS OF LORNE. The Marchioness and 1Jalquis of Lome opened a new wing of the warehousemen'a^aud clerks' schools, at Caterham Junction, on Wednesday. The Marquis of Hartiagton, in the name of the committee of management, tendered the Princess Louise and the Marquis of Lome their most sincere and cordial wishes for the newer and higher duty which awaited them in the new country to which they were going. They would not there find, happily, so many of those evils which had grown uo in the older countries of Europe. Her Royal Highness would, perhaps, see less of that startling poverty and misery which she had made so many efforts to alleviate, but wherever she might be, he was sure she would never miss an opportunity of testifying her interest in the welfare and happiness of those over whom she would ba called upon to rule, and she would, no doubt, establish hersolf in the hearts of the people of Canada, as com- pletely as she had done among the people at home.
DOUBLE MURDER AND AT- TEMPTED SUICIDE IN BRISTOL. On Monday afternoon there was a double murder in Biistol, and attempted suicide of the murderer. John Cocking, 26 years of age, em- ployed at the Iron Rolling Mills, St. Phillips, and Hvt!ig In Phlbdelphtá-stte"et two children. About a fortnight ago his wife left him, and went to live with ano'd er man. He was, therefore, left with the two children, a boy aged three, and a girl aged five. He did not go to work on Monday, and wenl out drinking the whole of the morning and afternoon. He came in towards the evening and told the children to come upstairs with him. Shortly afterwards he ran out of his bedroom and told a lodger that he had killed his children. The girl was found lying on the landing with her throat cut, and the boy was lying on the bed with his throat cut. The pri- soner said that he had been driven to the act by his drunken wife. The children were taken to the infirmary, the girl being then dead. The boy lived for about an hour afterwards. When the man came down stairs it was noticed that he was bleeding from wounds in his throat. When taken into custody it was ascertained that his own wounds very slight. After he had been taken to the poiics-station he slept for some time under the influence of the drink he had taken. In an hour and a half he awoke, and was charged with the double murder. lIe manifested great treyidation, and felt his position acutely. The throats of his children were frightfully hacked, the poor little creatures being terribly mutilated.
MR GLADSTONE AND THE DE- PRESSION OF TUADI". In reply to a letter recently addressed to the Right Hon. Mr Gladstone, M.P., by a "Coventry working man" upon the depression of trade, the subjoined answer has been received. The letter stated that the continued commercial depres- sion which has existed in all parts of the country can surely be attributed to some cause. You are aware, sir, that no manufacturing district has suffered more than Coventry from the adoption of free trade principles, as contained in the French Treaty of 1861, and that another important industry, the watch trade, is failing through the result of foreign competition, I am desired, on be- half of myself and a number of my fellow work- ing men who have always supported the Liberal cause, to ask yon whether you still consider it the true commercial policy oi this country to give other nations advantages which they deny to ns. I can assure you, sir, that working men, whose industries are affected by this policy, are in a state of great uncertainty upon the ques- tion, and, in view of a general election, they would regret rendering their votes upon a false issue." To this communication tho following has been re- ceived :—" Ilav. arden, Oct. 10th.—Sir,—I regret much to hear of the distress you report. Freedom of trade has. I think, increased by 30 per cent the average income of the working men of this country. # I foar that an opposite policy would re- dnce their means. I am not, how ever, sufficiently acqunmted with the present state of the Coventry trades to give an opinion on their case in parti- cular. I think that some part of the present difficulties has been caused by the great augmenta- tion of expenditure, and by a policy tending to disturb the world.—Your faithful servant, W. E. Gladstone."
I HOLLOWAY'B PILLS ATSD OnlTMENT,-Rheuma- tism and Gout.—These purifying and soothing remedies deserve the earnest attention of all persons liable to out, sciatica, or other painful affections of the muscles, nerves, or joints. The Oil! jant shouid be applied after the affected parts have bcea patiently fomented with warm water, when the unguent should be diligently rubbed upon the adjacent akin, unless the friction causes pain. Halloway's Pills should be simultaneously taken to diminish pain, reduce inflammation, and purify the blood. This treatment abates the violence and lessens the frequency of gout, rheumatism, and all spasmodic diseases whieh spring from hereditary predisposition, or from any accidental weakness of constitution. The I Ointment checks the local malady, while the rUlt restore vital oowex- t
THE LIVERPOOL DISASTER. Æ' THIRTY-SEVEN PERSONS KILLED. THE PANIC DESCRIBED. I IDENTIFICATION OF THE BODIES. I The dreadful consequences attending the panic in the Colosseum Music Hall, Liverpool, on Friday night, have caused a great sensation. The sad woik of identifying the victims commenced on Saturday morning. Nearly all the sufferers were of the poorer classes. Two were without shoes or stock- ings, and one body was almost destitute of cloth- J ing, shewing the fearful nature of the struggle. I Acoording to a statement by a sailor named Hunt, the alarm of fire was raised by a woman sitting in front of him in the pit, who saw one of the gas lights above the stage suddenly flare up. A rush was then made, and though a number of people succeeded in getting out across the stage and,through various windows, the main rush was to the Paradise-street door, in the passage, towards,which iall the other passa- ges converged, The door opened inwards, and the pressure was so great that it could not be opened until a partition was cut away by the fire police, and by that time the avenue wrs filled almost from floor to ceiling by the struggling mass of people, those on the galleries having descended upon the heads of those coming from the pit, which was considerably below the level of the street. THE SCENE DESCRIBED BY EYE WITNESSFB. Mr Henry Worsley, a surgeon, of Manchester, in a narrative of the occurrence, says I en- tered the Colosseum Vaults with a relative (Mr Griffith) about a quarter to eight, and five minutes afterwards I heard the cries of alarm. I ran out, and found at the Paradise-street door of the theatre a mass of human beings, packed one on top of the other like herrings^in> barrel, right to the top of the doorway. The crowd outside, in spite of the remonstrance of the police, persisted in trying to pull out the poor creatures who were at the bottom, but of course it was impossible to extricate them in consequence of the weight upon them. I have no doubt that in this manner many limbs were pulled out. I heard one man cry, Stop, stop, my leg is broken.' I shouted to those who were on top, For God's sake, go back, go back There's no fire.' But the people only crushed on the more. Nothing could be done until the firemen arrived, and then they went in by another door and pulled off those who were on the top. I went myself to get out the dying and the dead. I got the police to clear out the crowd, and then we set to work. It was an unutterably ghastly spectacle. There were there heaped together men, women, and children of all ages. Boys with their heads twisted under their bodies and their necks broken. There was one man lying there whose every joint seemed to have been put out, I should not be surprised if it were found that some of the victims have had their limbs dragged off. We first separated the dead from the dying. I tried the pulses of those who were lying thert, and those whom I found to be dead I had laid in a row on one side. The clothes of the living I tore open, and set the policeman to work to induce artificial respiration, showing them the mode of manipulating the arms. As soon aspossible I had cabs, and sent the sufferers off to the various hospitals. I should think 20 or 30 of them will die. I had not a soul to assist me i no other doctor could be found. I sent for?galvanic bat teries, but could not get any. Ultimately some lint and bandages arrived, I think from the In- firmary. Many of the injured ware taken to the surrounding shops, and there I attended them. Mr Griffith, of the Colosseum Vaults, provided brandy for all who required it, and by administer- ing this stimulant I restored consciousness in several cases. The cause of the accident was, I think, the jamb" against the mid- dle of the inner doors. These doors open in the middle, and between them there is an up- right post. It was against this that the crush took place. I cannot say whether the doors open inside or outside. I myself was roughly treated in the frantic crowd, and am bruised all over." Mr Fred. Coyne, one of the vocalists, says :— I was on the stage, and was just finishing my first song, when I-noticed a disturbance in the left corner of the pit. I then heard a voice call out 'Fire and saw the people gradually rise from their seats, and proceed towards the doors. Afterwards I saw them rise. as if in one mass, and sway to and fro in their effort to get out. It was a dreadful sight. Some rushed on to the stage over the orchestra, which they broke to pieces, and cried Fire' as they came on. When I saw them approach I made my exit through the stage door, and a number of them followed me.'1 Despite the public excitement (saYil the Liver- pool Mercury) occasioned by the horrible accident which occurred on Friday night at the Colosseum Theatre, crowds OD Monday congregated in front of the Royal Infirmary to witness the removal of the dead bodies in hearses. Out of the 33 dead, about 18 were taken from the institution in coffins, the superintendence of the arrangements being en- trusted to Inspector Buggy, of the borough force, who has been in attendance with other officers at the hospital since the morning after the nccident. Most of the bodies were placad in the coffins in the dress in which they died others were fitted with shrouds; but in one instance, that of Moses Cohen, a Jew, his relatives stripped him of the clothing he was wearing, and put upon him an entirely ne'.v suit. The various bodies were taken to the several cemeteries, and the crying and mourning of the relatives and friends were pitable to hear. The two young men Tumility, one of whom was married, were natives of Warrenpoint, in Ireland, and so much importance was attached to the burial of the poor fellows in their native land. that their friends have made arrangements at, it is said, a considerable cost to convey them to the Emerald Isle. On Monday their mother and sister were at the Royal Infirmary, and were dejected with grief. The entire amount of money found upon the bodies in the infirmary was jEll 14s 5d, and, as showing the ripecuniary condition of the great majority, it may be mentioned that upon one man (Cohen) was found the sum of £9 15s, and upon another (the lad Roberts) J31 Os 8d, thus leaving only lSs 9d to be divided among the remainder. So far as can be ascertained, the number of widows and their families who have been left be- reaved by the disaster is about 80, and the public will probably be called upon to contribute to their aid in this terrible time of distress; but no organised method has yet been decided upon. Opinions of those who were present in the theatre at the time of the dreadful occurrence differ as to the actual cause which led to the panic. According to some a row occurred in the pit, and some person called out Fire," upon which the rush took-place. Others maintain that some of the plaster of the ceiling fell, and this led to the fear that the gallery was falling. But on Monday another cause was assigned, which is rather startling, and must be investigated. It is said that on Thursday night Mr Fred Coyne, the comic 'vocalist, was stopped by some roughs, who demanded first money and then drink, and being refused, they threatened to attend on the next evening and kick up a row" when the singer appeared npon the stage. Mr Goodman suggests that the object for raising the alarm of fire was on the part of some evil- dispofed persons, to get at the money in his private office. JE £ e believes that it was their in- tention, dnrfeg the confusion which the cry created, to force the door of the office, and carry away whatever was valuable there. In proof of this he says that the office door was forced open as soon as the alarm of fire was raised, that the drawers were ransacked, and that an attempt was made to open the safe in which the money was kept. This is a matter which will no doubt be, as it deserves, fully investigated. THE FUSERALS OF THE VICTIMg. A demonstration was made on Tuesday at the funeral of one of the victims of the fatal panic at the Liverpool Colosseum Hall. The person, who was a seaman, named Thomas Baiaes, was a member of the "Royal Naval Reserve. A detach- ment of 30 men. under the command of Captain Thompson, of the White Star line, accompanied the remains from the residence to Anfield Ceme- tery, a short distance out of town, and the de- ceased was interred in the Church of England section of the ground. A band, playing the Dead March in Saul," preceded the hearse. A vast concourse joined in the procession. Several other victims were buried in the same cemetery. Only four bodies remained unremoved from the infirmary by the relatives. Another strange misidentification has taken place. Hugh Kelly, a labourer, was missing, and his mother was in a most deplorable state of anxiety. She had visited the infirmary, and could not recognise him. He had, in fact, been identified as another person. The sufferers are going on well.
GAZETTE NEWS. [FRO TUESDAY NIGHT'S "GAZETTE."] BANKRUPT. David William?, of Plasnewydd, in the parish of Cilrhedyn, Carmarthenshire, timber merchant and farmer. LOCAL LIQUIDATIONS. T. Powell, Abei-dare, late draper, now coal minor, I W. Griffiths, of the Buck Inn, near Pontardufais, Glamorganshire, licensed victualler. John Lev. is Williams, Tynewydd, Treherberfc, Glamorganshire, grocer and draper. J. C. Jenkins, Newport, Mon., wine nerchant. Dan James, Tregallet, in St. Issells, Pembroke. shire, farmer. Margaret Jones, Blaencarnet, in Pencarreg, Car- marthenshire, widow and farmer.
PROSECUTION UNDER THE FOOD AND DRUGS ACT. At the St. Clears police-court on Tuesdav, Mar- garet Thomas, of the King's Head I was charged by P.C. George Williams, under section six of the Food and Drugs Act, with selling him one quart of beer, containing salt at the rate of 582 grains to the gallon, to his prejudice. In giving evidence, the constable said be could not prove that the beer was injurious to health, and only produced the certificate of the analyst. The bench dismissed the case, on the ground that no proot had been given that such quantity of salt was injurious to health.
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THE 1 ABERCARNE EXPLOSION. DIPPING WATER FROM THE PIT. I 1 ADERcunE, SATURDAY. I [BY OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] After the lapse of nearly a fortnight, I again visited the scene of the terrible explosion at the Prince of Wales Colliery, at Abercarne. Accom- panied by friends to whom colliers and colliery operations were a novelty, and whose inquisitive- ness and eagerness to witness all that it was possible to do in connection with this distressing calamity was more than usually acute, I was afforded further opportunity of learning some details in the plans now being pursued, with the hope hereafter that the colliery may be restored to its former condition, and again become a great industrial centre. The scene that pre- sented itself was striking in contrast with what it was a month ago. Quiet melancholy seemed to rest on the entire neighbourhood. Throughout the long straggling; village, house after house may still be seen with all the window blinds drawn— an unmistakeble indicator that the mourning, and grief, and lamentation, which for a while has reigned supreme, has not yet passed away. Buried in the deep caverns of the earth as are the bodies, of the breadwinnersof hundreds of widows and or- phans in this district of Abercarne, yet calm resignation cannot and will not be restored until some opportunity is at least afforded to the sur- vivors of seeing and of recognising, if there be such a possibility, the decomposed remains of those who were so ruthlessly taken away by death in the mine. gAwful and harrowing as is such a con- templation, yet it is nevertheless a truth that no horror will be too great to endure provided that there bo the probability of once more witnessing the charred and changed forms of those so dearly loved in life, and lamented in death. The field of contemplation in this direction is too vast to wander over, and the subject is too deep, and too profoundly mysterious, to admit of its being fully unravelled. It is no uncommon expression to hear a bereft widow exclaim, with manifestations of tears and agony, Oh, if I could only see his lifeless body once more ?" I am creditably in- formed that the determination of the engineers to flood the mine was viewed by many of the sar- vivors as even more cruel than the explosion which caused such a holocaust, and wrought such fearful devastation. To r ecognise the idea that the corpses of husbands, brothers, and friends were floating about in the vast underground charnel- house was almost more than heart could bear. This was even intensified on passing the spot and listening to waters rushing down the shaft with a splash and noise only equalled by a vast cataract. But the wondrous elasticity of life will doubtless overcome these painful sentimental feelings, andj by-and-bye the sufferers and the bereaved ones alike will take their part in the pursuits and the ordinary avocations of life. My friends could not help remarking on the freshness and buoyancy of the children, as a strange contrast to the sad and woe-begone countenances of those of maturer years, who stood at the doors or sat within the cottages mourning their hard and unhappy lot. The juveniles skipped and tripped along on their homeward route from school, and looked as cheerful and happy as if nought had ever occurred to mar the comforts aud the pleasures of home. Bright and cheerful and playful as any boys and girls could wish, to be, were those children of Abercarne. And yet death hung around them like a palL At the works .men were engaged in cleaning up and rectifying defects in the many lines of tramway leading to and from the shaft. Boilers were being cleaned, and under- going general overhauling and repairs, The precincts of the shaft is barred off, and none are admitted within except by permission of Mr Pond, the manager, or other official delegated with this authority. The great fan is being worked at about one-third its usual speed, and is drawing air from some of the old workings. Various tests and experiments are from time to time being made as to the condition of the air and the nature of the gases which arise to the venti- lating shaft. Incidentally I was informed that a workman engaged in some repairs to the works Connected with ventilation, had had a narrow escape of his life on the preceding day. He missed his hold, and fell, but was providentially saved by catching to a plank, otherwise he would have been precipatated to the awful depth beneath. Turning to the right from the shaft I observed the erection of what is to be the dead-house, for the reception of the bodies as they may be recovered from the mine. This destroys the theory that the bodies generally will be reached from the Cwmcarn shaft. It is clear that Abercarn is to be the centre of opera- tions even in this particular, and it will be a con- venience to those whose desire is still to recognise the remains, to be enabled to view the bodies in this way. When an effert will be .made to reach them is as yet an unsolved problem. My answer to an interrogation was, "It is impossible to say; it may be a. week, perhaps a month." The latter period seemed to be by far the most probable. One month has already elapsed, and another will depart before the bodies can be reached and rescued. Such was the judgment I formed, and I found I was not alone in such an opinion. COLLECTIONS AT CARDIFF. On Sunday collections were made at the morn- ing and evening survices, at the Eoath-road Wesleyan Chapel, in aid of the fund being raised by the Mayor for the relief of the sufferers by the late explosion at the Abercarne Colliery. The collections amounted to £25 4s 4d. NEW TREDEGAR. The following further amounts have been re- ceived by the committee, making a total of £37 Os 5d. Rev. W. George (Wesleyan), 10s 6d Mr J. H. Phillips, 10s 6d Mr L. Jenkins, 10s, per Mr Roberts Tyrphil Board schools, 10s New Tredegar Board schools, 5s 6d, per Mr J. H. Phillips New Brithdir Colliery, 19s 3d. per Mr Davies workmen at the New Hall, 10s, per Mr George Hart. CARDIFF. At the Charles-street Congregational Chapel, on Sunday, sermons were preached on behalf of the Abercarne Relief Fund. At the close of each service, a collection was made and realised, in- cluding a donation of £5 from Mr Dunlop, B21 13s.
THE IRON THADE. The following petition has just been forwarded to the Belfiian Minister of Finances^ by the British Iron"Trade Association :—"To his Excel- lency the Minister of Finances of Brussels.—The petition of the British Iron Trade Association touching the import duties now levied on pig-iron entering Belgium sboweth -1. That a duty of 2id. per cwt. is now levied on all pig-iron entering the kiDgdom of Belgium from Great Britain. 2. That this duty is not really protective to Belgian pig-iron makers, because they cannot produce pig- iron under as favourable conditions as England and Luxembourg. 3. That the duty is a tax on the consumer and on tbe trade. 4. That the said duty brings no substantial advantage to the revenue of Belgium, for, although apparently considerable in amount, it is reduced by the drawbacks allowed, and what is left must be almost wholly absorbed in the cost of collection. 5. That, consequently, while it is the interest of the consumer as well as of the producer to have the duty abolished, there would appear to be no fiscal objection. 6. That not only àtê the Eng- lish producers tocTBelgiah consumers of pig-iron alike anxious for the abolition of this duty, but the most important maritime associations through- out the kingdom of Belgium as well, and especially that of Antwerp. 7. That a remission of this duty would be attended with greater advantage to Belgium than its continuance. It would be certain to uevelope a larger trade between England and Belgium, and, by enabling Belgian ironfounders, forgemasters, and engineers to purchase their crude iron more ad- vantageously, it would enable them to distribute their products over a wider area. It would, more- over, benefit Belgium by affording employment to a large number of hands in the Belgian mills and forges occupied in converting the crude iron into manufactured products. 8. That as Belgium in 1877 exported manufactured iron to the extent of 201,688 tons, as compared with only 13,974 tons imported, the cheapening of the cost of English pig-iron, of which Belgium imported 193,380 tons last year, would be likely to stimulate the produc- tion in, and importation from, Belgium of manu- factured iron, which now forms and must continue to remain the staple of the iron trade of that country. 7. That already Great Britain imports free of any duty whatsoever, upwards of 50,000 tons per annum of the special products of the Belgian mills and forges, and inasmuch as the remission of the im- port duties, already referred to, would enable ) these special products to be produced at a yet cheaper rate, it is fair to assume that they would be still more largely imported by Great Britain. 10. The British Iron Trade Association therefore believe that, alike in the interests of Belgium and of England, the present import duty levied on English pig-iron should be abolished, and to this, their humble prayer, they crave, accordingly, your favourable consideration. Signed on behalf of the Board of Management by DAVID DALJS, chairman ot the British Iron Trade Association J. S. Jeans, secretary. 7, Westminster-chambers, Victoria-street. London, S.W., October 8, 1818."
THE WELSH FREEMASONS. At the quarterly court of the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys, held at the Freraasoas' Tavern, London, on Monday, the Welsh Free- masons secured the return of two candidates. The Masonic province of Monmouthshire were success- ful with Ernest Albert Browning, who polled a total of 1,533 votes; and the province of the Western division of South Wales with Arthur Charles Balcombe, of Aberyatwith, who polled 1,370 vote?. The father of the former of the two boys is still living, but paralysed but the father of the IaLter boy died on the 26th of November last.
THE FAILURE OF THE HON. W. H. YELVERTON, OF CARMARTHEN. At the London Bankruptcy Court, on Tuesday, an application was made to Mr Registrar Murray, sitting as chief judge, for the appointment of a receiver to the estate of the Hon. W. H. Yelver- ton, Whit-land Abbey, Carmarthen, who has peti- tioned the court for the liquidation of his affairs, describing himself as of the above address also of Redcliffe Gardens, South Kensington. The debts are stated at Mr J. S. Ward, in making the application, read an affidavit setting out that the debtor was upwards of 70 years of age, and was the proprietor of a large colliery in South Wales. This would form the principal portion of the assets, and as it was important to keep it as a going concern wages would have to be paid, and materials supplied to complete the orders on hand. Remittances were also coming in daily, and it was necessary that a responsible rerean should be appointed to receive the same, and to make all necessary payments. The gsntleman proposed was Mr D. McDonald, accountant, of 51, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and he produced the necessary affi- davit of his fitness, His Hooeur made the appointment-
PLOUGHING MATCH AT ST. FAGANS.. The annual ploughing match in connection with the Cardiff Union Agricultural Society took place 0. i Wednesday, at the Ureen Farm, Caer.ui, where an excellent field of clover ley had been placed at the disposal of the committee. The society formerly bore the title of Caerau Ploughing Club, but Air George Thomas, of Ely, who had for a long time taken an interest in the various agri- cultural societies in the neighbourhood, extended the operations of the society to all the parishes in the Cardiff Union, thus increasing the number of subscribers, enabling the committee to offer higher prizes, and bringing a larger number of competi- tors for the prizes offered. The new society has now been in existence about four years, and it has taken the lead of all the local ploughing matches in the neighbourhood. On Wednesday there was a large attendance on the field, and considerable interest was taken in the proceedings. The prizes offered varied from £ 5 downwards, and the plough- men were to start at 9 o'clock, and finish plough- ing halt an acre of ground by 2 o'clock. The object of the society is not only to stimulate good ploughing, but to bring out the best ploughs, and prizes were offered for double mould ploughs, but only one competitor appeared. In the other class, champion class, open to all comer-3, there were seven competitors. In the senior class, open to all teams in the parishes comprised in the Cardiff Poor-law Union, there were 18 competitors, and in the junior class, men under 2) years of age, there were six competitors. In addition to the prizes offered for ploughing, the proprietors of various artificial manured offered valu- able tea and coffee services for the best six acres of swedes grown with their manure. Mr Henry Yorath of Cardiff, offered a very handsome silver cup, of the value of eight guineas, for the best six acres of swedes manured entirely with Odams manure. The society also offered a number of silver cups for the same purpose. The roots of Mr Greaves, Wenvoe, which were remarkably fine, were exhibited at the dinner. The judges were Mr W. V. Huntley, Welsh St. Donate; Mr Thomas Williams, Splotlands Farm, Cardiff; and Mr D. Jenkins, Lancadle. They had previously visited the farms that v ei i included among the competi- tions, and had made their awards. At the close of the day's work the judges made the following awards :— LIST OF WINNERS. COMPETITION AGAINST THE WORLD.—Double mould ploughs, only one competitor John Thomas, servant to Mr William Thomas, Greave farm Wenvoe, to whom the committee awarded £ 1 Is. OPEN PRIZE TO ALL COJIEKS.— Champion class —1st prize B5, Mr Thomas James, sou of Mr William James, Micllaelstone Vedw (Hornsby's plough) 2nd 22 10s, Mr John Mead, servant to Mr E. R. L. David, Radyr Court (Howard B B); highly commended, Mr James Baker, servant to Messrs Ransome, Sims, and Head (Ransome's). SENIOR CLASS.—1st prize 25, Evan David, ser- vant to Mr Thomas Evans, Green farm (Horns- by's S.); 2nd 22, Thomas Marshall, servant to Mr G. W. G. Thomas, the Heath (Hornsby's R.C.); 3rd 21 10s, William Thomas, son of Mr Thomas, Ballas, Wenvoe (Hornsby S.); 4th 21, John Evans, son of Mr W. Evans, Broadway, St Nicholas (Hornsby S.); highly commended, Ed- ward Lewis Lewis, servant to Mr John Morgan, Rectory Farm, Llanthrithyd. JUNIOR CLASS.—1st prize B2. James Harry, servant to Mr Wm. Emmerson,!Sweldon, Caerau (Hornsby S.|; 2nd £ 1, C. Edwards, son of Mr Edwards, Alps, Wenvoe (Hornsby S.); 3rd 103, Gwilliam Jenkins, servant to Mr Thomas Evans, Green farm (Hornsby R. B.) highly commended, Thomas Atkins, servant to Mr Evan Jones, Castle-y-Moch (Homsbv R.B.). The following awards were also made by the proprietors of manures, and others, for root croDs, &c.:— MANUFACTURERS' PRIZES. For the best six acres of swedes, manured en- tirely by Lawes's manures (sold by Messrs Hall, Reynolds, and Co., Cardiff), prize a tea and coffee service, value eight guineas, Mr Edward Thomas, Caerau Farm. For the second best crop, same manure, prize, cup, value four guineas, Mr Thomas Evans, Green Farm, Caerau. For the best acre of mangolds, grown with same manures, prize of two guineas, farm yard dung not exempt in this prize, Mr Edward Thomas, Caerau. For the best six acres of swedes, manured entirely by Odams's manures (sold by Mr Henry Yorath, Cardiff), a prize cup, value eight guineas, Mr William Thomas, Greave Farm. SOCIETY'S PBIZE. For the best four acres of swedes, grown with same manures, a prize cup, valne four guineas, Mr Morgan Williams, Vyans Hill, St Nicholas. For the best acre of any kind of mangolds, grown with the same manures, aprize of two guineas, Mr William Thomas, Green Farm. A prize of £3 3s, given for the .best piece of swedes of not less than three acres, grown by any kind of manure, Mr William Williams, Red House, Ely. A prize of B2 2s, given for the best acre of mangolds, grown by any kind of manure, Mr David James Jenkins, Lancadle. A prize of 23 3s, given for the best general root crop, arranged suitably to the size of the farm, Mr William Evans, Crwys Farm, Cathay*. A prize of £ 11=, given to the best hoer that has hoed root crops to the competitors competing for the above prizes, entrance fee 2s 6d, Llewellyn Yorath, St George's. A prize of R2 2s, given to the farmer that has the most compact, cleanest, and best thatched rickyard, Mr William Emnierson, Sweldon Farm, Caerau. The dinner was held at the Plymouth Anus, St Pagans. The large room there was tastefully decorated with flags and appropriate mottoes. An excellent repast was provided by Mr Llewellyn to about 70 guests, including the principal farmers in the neighbourhood sat down. It had been hoped that Lord Windsor would have presided, and in his absence Mr T. W. Booker, Velindre, but a large dinner party at St Fagans Castle prevented his Lordship from attending, and the same cause necessitated the absence of Mr Booker. Mr J. M. Akers, Pentrebane, presided. Mr M. Davies, Eglwybrewis, and Mr Jenkins, Llancadle, occupied the vice-cliairs. The Chair- man gave the loyal toasts and the Army and Navy and Reserve Forces" was given by the vice- chairman. Mr Evansresponded for this toast. "The Bishop and the Clergy of the Diocese" was pro- posed tty Mr J. Evans, of Pengam. The prizes were then distributed by the chairman, who con- gratulated eachoneat the success that had attended them. The health of the chairman was proposed by the vice-chairman, and that of the vice-chair- man by the chairman. The Vice-chairman in re- sponding compared the work that had been done that day in the field, and mentioned that the ploughing that day was a very great advance on the ploughing that was done 25 years ago. Mr Spencer in responding for the judges, congratu- lated the committee on the great success that had attended the efforts of their society, which had now grown to an extent not to be equalled in the district. With regard to the root croops they were very good indeed, and the ploughing was excellent. In the champion class he never saw better work done. Mr Huntley also responded, and men- tioned that they had had a difficult task in deciding to whom the 'prizes should be awarded. Mr Wright, St. Nicholas, proposed "the working committee." The toast was drunk with three times three, and responded to by Mr Emerson. Mr Jenkins pro- posed the health of Mr George Thomas, the secretary of the society, and spoke of Mr Thomas as the one on whom they most depended, and to whose energy and interest the success of the Jociety was due. Mr Thomas responded amid ou3 appfause, and while he had attended many ploughing matches, he never saw such plough- ing as they had seen that day. He spoke highly also of the ability and fairness of the judges, who had been most painstaking in making their awards. He expressed a hope that in the future they would have funds to enable them to offer prizes for hedging, ditching, &c. The health of Mr Teilo Thomas, the son of Mr George Thomas, who had assisted his father, was also drunk amid loud applause. Thanks to Mr Evans, of Green Farm, was also given for allowing a field on his farm for the use of the competitors in the plough- ing classes. The Town and Trade of Cardiff" and other toasts were given before the company separated.
COAL AND IRON EXPORTS FOR SEPTEMBER, 1878. The coal exports to foreign ports from the whole country is not large. The total exports for last month only reached 1,314,599 tons, while the ex- ports for September, 1877, were 1,362,507 toiis,and for September, 1876, 1,568,368 tons. The total exports for the year are slightly in excess of the total for the same period of 1877, but below those for 1876. The price at which the coal has been sold is very low. Although the output for t' 6 year has been about 100,000 tons greater than for 1877, the price at which it has been auld is 2400,000 less. Of the quantity shipped last n-oiith Russia took 128,444 tons Sweden and Norway, 87,774 tons; Denmark, 50.655 tons; Germany, 194,62 tons; Holland, 38,335 tons; France, 215,744 tons; Spain, 70,959 tons; Italy. 109,283 tons; Turkey. 30,095 tons Egypt, 58.533 tons Brazil, 27,058 tons; Malta, 42,1-40 tons; British India, 73,038 tons; other countries, 187,273 tons. The export of railway iron has again been low. The total quantity exported last mouth only reached 30,075 tons; the exports for September, 1877, r$ache<V 39,48? fe>n3J and for September, 1876, 46,Cfi2 tons. Of the quantity shipped last month Russia. took 9,876 tons; Sweden and Nor- way, 1,292 tons; Denmark, 243 tons; Germany, 2,317 tons Spain, 205 tons Italy, 231 tons Turkey, 326 tons; United State?, 34 tons Brazil, 770 tons; Peru, G42 tons British North America, 4,642 tons; British India, 3,921 tons Australia, 3,330 tons other countries, 2,239 tons. The quantity of steel rails exported v. an 23,729 tons. Of this quantity Russia took 9,410 tons; Germany, 2,080 tons; Spain, 127 tons Brazil, 62fi tons British North America, 4,268 tons; British India, 2,935 tons Australia, 2,216 tons other countries, 2,067 tons; The price of steel rails has fallen to £ 7 7s per ton price in September, 1876, being £ 9 Der ton. SOUTH WALES EXPORTS. Nearly all the South Wales ports, with the exception of Cardiff, show a falling off in the ship- ments of coal to foreign ports, and a considerable falling off in the coastwise shipments as compared with September, 1876. Coal. Iron. Coke. Pt. Fuel. Vessels Cardiff 332,604.5,680. 1,177.13,439. 464 Newport. 71,647.5,841. nil nil. 119 Swansea. 48,711. 210. 647.11,676. 158 Llanelly. 4,838. nil. nil. nil. 21 CARDIFF. The coal shipments from Cardiff to foieign ports were as follows :—Alexandria, 1,312 tons; Ancona, 2,400 tons Algiers, 127 tons Auray, 449 tons Alicante, 6,932 tons; Aspinwall, 416 tons; Aarhuus, 320 tons Arcachon, 280 tons; Alder- ney, 112 tons Belle Isle, 100 tons Bermuda, 500 tons Brindisi, 3,507 tons Bilbao, 133 tons Barcelona, 6,961 tons Bordeaux, 3,350 tons Barflenr, 56 tons Bremerhaven, 214 tons; Bahia, 2,166 tons Buenos Ayres, 1,640 tons; Bombay, 8,257 tons; Brest, 651 tons Bassein, 1,100 tons Basse Lid re. 137 tons; Clii,istian a, 296 tone; Cape de Verds, 8,198 tons; Cadiz, 685 tons; Copenhagen, l.liö;) tons Capetown, 4,056 tons; Corunna, 364 tons; Conquet, 246 tons Caen, 1,092 tons Carthagena, 850 tons C'allao. 601 tons; Coauimba 859 tons Catania, 377 tons Carril, 311 tons; Couerou, 13) tons Charente, 207 tons Cephalouia, 433 tons Chauaral, 350 tons Corfu, DaO tons Constanti- nople, 10,513 tons Demerarn, 408 tons Dieppe. 9,f3n tons; East London, S50 tons; Esbjerg, 140 tons: Ferrol, 3G2 tons Flushing 943 tons Gibraltar, 10,444 tons Genoa, 7.545 tons; Grenada, 28G tons Galatz,'2,113 tons Havannali. 947 tons Honfleur, 879 tons Huelva, 22G tons; Hong Kong, 2,650 tons; Havre, 16,055 tons; Jamaica, 1,055 tons; Jersey, 262 tons; Java, 1,733 tons; Lauzerota, 303 tons; L'Orient, 250 tons; Leghorn, 640 tons Lisbon, 4,916 tons; La Rochelle, 3,043 tons; Malta, 24,732 tons; Mauritius, 1,137 tons; Marseilles. 5,501 tons; Maranham, 1,074 tons Morlais, 161 tons Mozambique, 5G5 tons Monte Video, 3474 tons Messina, 3,524 tons Madeira, 1,843, tons; Nantes, 1,450 tons; Naples, 2,020 tons Oporto, 400 tons; Odessa, 13,899 tons Port Said, 20,1.57 tons; Palermo, 2,777 tons; Pernambuco. 4,013 tons PortMahon, 1,150 tons Panama, 1,727 tons Pontorson, 110 tons; Paiuiboeuf, 451 tons Point au Galle, 1G9 tons Point aux Herbes, 283 tons; Passages, 29 tons; Point de Galle, 8,534 tons; Rangoon, 2,088 tons Rio Grande, 694 tons; Rio Janeiro, 8,549 tons; Rochefort, 968 tons; Redan, 288 tons Rouen. 5,418 tons St. Nazaire, 22.660 tons St. Thomas, 2,330 tons; Suez, 1,025 tons; Savona, 802 tons; Sulina, 1,2GS tons kiantos, 1,442 tons; St. Brieux, 858 tons St. Gilles, 99 tons St. Malo, 1,962 tons; St. Servan, 374 tons; Singapore, 23,244 tons; Sorel, 1,300 tons; St. Vaast, 135 tons St. Lucia, 376 tons Sables d'Olonne, 1,272 tons; Smyrna, 320.1 tons; 8yra, 3,031 tons; Seville, 512 tons; Trieste, 1,683 tons; Teneriffe, 1,327 tons Table Bay, 1,196 tons Tunis, 220 tons Tanegville, 1,472 tons Trouville, 648 tons; Trani, 190 tons; Treport, 440 tons Trinidad, 400 tons; Trincomalee, 1,873 tons; Tremblade, 100 tons Varna, 533 tons; Villa Neuva, 290 tons; Valencia, GOO tons Zanzibar, 1,410 tons. The shipments for iron from Cardiff were:—Ant- werp, 100 tons Aarhuus, 205 tons; Bombay, 530 tons Charlotte Town, 530 tons Chanaral, 250 tons Esbjerg, 610 tons Guernsey, 56 tons Hal instadt, 798 tons; Iquique, 304 tons Lisbon, 859 tons Malta, 533 tons Oporte, 72 tons; Pas- sages, 133 tons; Palma, 266 tons; Palermo, 13 tons Varna, 321 tons. EXPORTS FOB 1878. Coal. Coast- Coal. Iron. Coke. P. fuel. wise. Jan. 311,003 4,969 1,283 8,327 79,563 Feb. 367,371, 8,605 1,217 8,704 65,679 Mar. 325,868 6,974 814 5,797 63,531 Apr. 325,858 9,979 652 1.979 61,387 May 330,779 5,799 8.358 7,691 72,221 June 345,995 5,634 2,718 3,925 65,487 July 365,630 5,206 1,432 .19,763 78,470 Aug. 367,256 4,533 1,056 9,569 69,254 Sep. 332,604 5,680 1,177 .13,439 65,372 3,072,362 57,377 10,705 79,193 620,955 NEWPORT. The coal shipments from Newport, were :— Alexandria, 1800 tons; Audierne, 140 tous; Auger, 655 tons; Bilbao, 3,027 tons Barcelona, 5,901 tons Bordeaux, 3,620 tons Brest, 95 tons; Cadiz, 560 tons Constantinople, 5,850 tons Co- penhagen, 1,746 tons; Coueron, 280 tons Con- quet, 160 tons Carthagena, 2,000 tons Caen, 155 tons; Dieppe, 950 tons Galatz, 1,180 tons Gibraltar, 2,099 tons Genoa, 4,215 tons Guadaloupe, 480 tons; Granville, 92 tons Hen- nebon, 850 tons; Huelva, 520 tons; Jersey, 100 tons Kustendje, 950 tons Lisbon, 1,048 tons L'Orient, 470 tons; Marseilles, 1,563 tons; Mar- tinique, 3,577 tons; Monte Video, 481 tons; Malaga, 870 tons; Messina, 830 tons; Malta, 3,392 tons Naples, 970 tons Oporto, 410 tons Odessa, 576 tons; Passages, 360 tons; Pont 1'Abbe, 80 tons Porto Rico, 432 tons Point Aux Herbes, 135 tons: Point-a-Pitre, 482 tons; Palermo, 269 tons; Pillau, 300 tons; Rochefort. 1,800 tons Rosario, 934 tons; Rio Grande, 297 tons; St Nazaire, 2,083 tons; St Thomas, 500 tons; St Malo, 473 tons; Salerno, 2,300 tons; St Servan, 100 tons; Smyrna, 350 tons; San Pedro, 225 tons; St Brieux, 73 tons; Seville, 575 tons; Santos. 530 tons; Syra, 600 tons; Venice, 5,773 tons; Villa Neuva, 318 tons; Valparaiso, 1,100 tons. The shipments of iron were as follows :—Ant- werp, 520 tons Cronstadt, 1,000 tons; Kurrachee, 2,487 tons; Malaga, 1,000 tons; Philadelphia, 200 tons; Stockholm, 630 tons. EXPORTS, 1878. Coal. I Coal. Iron. Coke. Coastwise. Jan. 53,417 9,187 175 66,877 Feb. 57,805 5,593 295 64,578 March 58,595 8,536 GO 62,095 April. 50,081 8,462 136-60,670 May. 62,087 10,421 356 75,825 June.. 64,562 10,901 47 71,606 July.. 80,777 12,354 112 79,563 Aug. 73,925 5,129 87 79,771 Sept., 71,647 5,680 Nil 74,954 572,893 74,562 4,568 635,939 SWANSEA. The coal shipments from Swansea were:- Ancona, 1,078 tons Antigua, 374 tons; Bor- deaux, 241 tons; Barcelona, 679 tons Boulogne, 820 ton E; Bett's Cove, 623 tons Beyrout, 325 tons; Caen, 4,717 tons; Catania, 250 tons; Cron- stadt, 388 tons; Cadiz, 227 tons; Cape de Verde, 336 tons; Cherbourg, 282 tons; Charlestown, 700 tons; Coquimbo, 1,050 tons Cyprus, 380 tons; Dieppe, 1.353 tons; Frederickstadt, 326 tons; Fecamp, 160 tons; Ferrol, 590 tons; Gran- ville, 637 tons; Gibraltar, 355 tons Havre, 1733, Honfleur, 376 tons; Huelva, 577 tons: Isigny, 100 tons Jersey, 43 tons; Jamaica, 280 tons; Lie Hourdel, 262 tons Leghorn, 262 tons Mar- seilles, 1,781 tons; Madeira. 648 tons Morlaijj, 300 tons; Messina, 331 tons; Monte Video, 565 tons; Mataro, 301 tons; Montreal, 650 tons; Marans, 830 tons; Nantes, 1,501 tons; Naples, 356 tons; Oran, 87 tons; Ponte L' Abbe, Go tons; Palma, 248 tons; Pava, 1,332 tons; Pon- torson, 94 tons; Port Andemer, 225 tons; Paladir, 98 tons; Pemambuco, 1,150 tons; Regneville, 544 tons Rouen, 5,222 tons Rochelle, 1,360 tons Sables d'Olonne, 833 tons St Malo, 1,360 tons; Synirna, 473 tons; St Nazaire, 792 tons; St Johns, 240 tons; St Brieux, 100 tons; St Valery, 284 tons; Seville, 344 tons; Salonica, 182 tons; Table Bay, 1,308 tons Tilt Cove, 508 tons Toco- pilla, 811 tons Freeport, 140 tons Valencia, 60 tons Valparaiso, 4,518 tons. The shipments of iron were to Lisbon, 168 tone Valparaiso, 42 tons. EXPORTS 1878. Coal. Coal. Iron. Coke. P. Fuel. C'stwise. Jan. 69,166 1,090 46 9,526 22,189 Feb. 55,938 „. 438 nil „. 10,109 20,684 Mar.61,030 321 87.- 7,283 23,147 Apr. 51,355 194' nil 7,058. 19,214 May62.102 524 249 9,036 18,420 Jun. 53,572 556 nil 8,194 18,881 July 57,809 14 .1027 12,485 21,907 Aug 57,087 686 87 16,180 23,156 Sep, 48,711 210 647 11.676. 18,669 536,800 4,033 2143 91,087 186,270 LLANELLY. The coal shipments from Llanelly were to :— Caen, 360 tons Carentan, 120 tons Dieppe, 620 tons; Dnclair, 340 tons Honfleur, 226 tons; Isigny, 424 tons Jersey, 38 tons Landerneau, 205 tons Port en Bissen, 250 tons Pornieux, 105 tons Rouen, 770 tons St. Malo, 1,010 tons Trouville, 390 ton:1. COAL EXPORTS, 1878. Foreign. Coastwise. Jan. 6,510 7,962 Feb. 6,330. H. m 7,742 Mar. 6,529 10,121 April 7,639 9,176 May 6,427 12,140 June 5,901 11,588 July 6,448 13,703 August 4,920 13,428 Sept. 4,828 11,849 57,542 97,359 COAL EXPORTS FROM THE WHOLE COUNTRY FOR SEPTEMBER. FOREIGN. COASTWISE. » f N September. September. 1878. 1877. 1878. 1877. Newcastle 304,391.277,141.201,840.182,685 North Shields 9.424. 7,536. 500 South Shields 20,964. 28,160. 14,790. 11 848 Blyth 17,996 16,316. 4,779 2,803 Amble 5,310. 4,195. 4,071. 3,706 Sunderland 93,930. 99,136 170,067 154,611 Hartlepool 57,653. 70,179. 50,725.. 48,476 Avr 200. 2,344. 29,634. 29,049 Middlesbro' 1,702. 4,470. 4,318. 2,080 Hull 34,914. 44,884. 3,145. 2,577 Grimsby 31,778. 24,661. 910. 3,238 Seaham 3,105. 8,040. 57,788 41,136 Liverpool. 492,947. 78,945. 31.330. 32,306 Cardiff 332,604.299,119. 65,372. 79,041 Newport 71,647. 42,115. 74,954. 76,085 Swansea 48,711. 52,969. 18,669. 24,092 Grangemouth 11,360. 20,527. 5,051. 6,306 Goole 20,300. 17,472. — — Llanelly 4,838. 3,144. 11,849. 10,591 Glasgow 30,596. 30,092. Charlestown.. 12,866. 7,827. 627 550 Alloa 6519. 8,304. 335 St. David's 3,955. 1,588. Borrowstoness 3,445. 5,827. 3,173. 3,887 Irvine 161. — 4,529. 7,008 Troon 9,328. 16,533. 23.663. 30,829 Dundee. 2,762. 2,097. 164. 125 Greenock. 9,141. 8,628. — — Granton 16,328. 17,966. 4,158. 2 0% Ardro3san 3,148. 9,574. 15,055. 14,830 Whitehaven. — — 12,580. 15^002
WHAT IS AN EFFICIENT SCHOOL? At the Carmarthen police-court, on Monday, Mr W. D. Evans, solicitor, clerk to the school board, prosecuted Edward Harris, of Little Bridge-street, for not sending his child to school. Defendant said the child had been at the Blue- street Board School, but now attended Aliss Brodribb's institution. Mr Evans said the school board disDUted the efficiency of that school. It wac3 a "dame's school," and they had no access to the register, or any information concerning_its management and fitness. The Town C erk said it rested with the parent to show that the school which the child attended was efficient. The bench decided to adjourn the case and summon Miss Brodribb to the next court to give evidence as to the efficiency of her school.
An elderly widow lady of independent means, named Alice Barnetfc, has been sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour, at the Lincoxn quarter-sessions, for stealing a gold brooch taAuiS iS '°m iu Liucoln r. AntI^'cl .C^?e °l ^tiening has occurred at Shef- 3™ f t vlct™ bemg Mr Walter Gibbons, augur m« acturer, St John's-walk. His premises were locked up safely on Saturday night, but when he went to work at the beginning of the week he fk1C11 they had been entered, and two paiis of bellows had beeu cut to pieces with a knife. The damage is estimated at 29. Mr Gibbons has a very strong impression as to who was the per- petrator of the outrage. The Medical Profession are now ordering Cad- bur.y's Cocoa Essence in thousands of cases, because it contains more nutritious and flesh-forming- elements than any other beverage, and is preferable to the thick,stareby Cocoa ordinarily sold. When you ask for Cadbury's Cocoa Essence, ba sure that you get it, as shopkeepers often push Imitations for the sake of extra profit. Makers to t'ae (tueen. Pari* tUuoot; 90. Fauboursr St. Honor*- 1
GENERAL NEWS. -0 t' Mr Mn n del la, M.P., is collecting information with a view to factory legislation for India. On Sunday evening, while four men were in a boat on the Tyne, near the Iledheugh-bridge, Newcastle, it was capsized, aud two of the men were drowned. In the London Bankruptcy Court, on Tuesday, the failure was announced of Messrs. West-.vick and Kock, spice merchants, of St Mary-at-Hill, London, Michael Heraghby, one of the prisoners charged with the murder of Lord Leitrim and his two servants, on the 2nd of April, died in the county gaol, Liiford, on Saturday. It is announced by the directors of the London Crystal Palace that they are prepared to receive proposals for lighting the concert room and one portion of the building with the electric light. As a result of the recent Board of Trade inquiry at Liverpool into the loss ot the steamer Democrat, on the Isle of Man coast, the Board of Trade have decided to erect a lighthouse at Langeness Point, where the disaster occurred. Mr Gladstone has addressed a letter to the Isle of Man Times, acknowledging the welcome be re- ceived from the inhabitants of the island, and expressing concern at the local losses sustained by the failure of the City of Glasgow Bank. The Board of Trade enquiry at Liverpool into the stranding of the steamer Peri, of Newcastle, on the Cumberland coast, bus resulted in the cap- tain's certificate being suspended for three months. The foremost part of the Princess Alice wreck was successfully raised on Saturday. It was towed by the Government steam launch Arrow up the river and left safe at Arnold's timber wharf, near the Dockyard. 0 The Rev. W. R. Irving, Chipping Camden, Gloucestershire, who had been attending the Bap- tist conference at Leeds, suddenly fell in the street at Hull on Tuesday, and died in a few minutes. • TJie. direcfc°r? of the North of Scotland Bank, m their report issued on Tuesday, state that they believe the failure of the City of Glasgow Bank arose from a departure from the rules of Scottish banking, and by transactions exceptional in character and extent.. A terrible sewer accident has occurred at Hay ton, a village about eight miles from Liver- pool. Five men were excavating the sewer at a depth of over 14 feet, when the earth gave way, crushing two men to death and injuring three others, one of whom is in a precarious state. Earl Beaconsfield attended Bucks Michaelm: a sessions on Monday. It was resolved that a com- mittee should be oppointed to carry out the Highway and Locomotive Acts, and that a meet- ing should be convened to consider the desirability of establishing a county mendicity society. An unusually painful case of suicide is reported from Malton. A few morning3 ago, a maiden lady, named Jane Thompson, who, in conjunction with her sister, holds a farm under Sir Charles Strickland, got up early, and going into the kitchen, set fire to her clothes with two benzoline lamps. The Jersey Custom House officers have arrested the yacht Surme, on board of which the abscond- ing bank clerk from Liverpool was apprehended, because of the captain not having the necessary papers. The captain states that he was required to leave Cowes at such short notice that there was no time to procure papers. The Mayor of Birmingham has just received a communication from Mr Bright, in which the right hon. gentleman expresses his regret that he cannot accept the Mayor s invitation to dinner on the 31stinst., as he is still compelled to refrain from being present at public meetings. The other two borough members will attend. An address has been presented to Mr Glad- stone by the Bombay Branch of the East Indian Association, expressive of tbeir deep sense of the obligations under which he has-laid a] the people of India. by his spontaneous and disinterested ad- vocacy in the House of Commons of their case regarding the Vernacular Press Act. While the Crusader balloon was being used at Woolwich for military experiments, a gust of wind tore it from its holdfasts and carried it several miles into the air. The car into which Col. Nugent, president of the Balloon Committee, and Captain Templar, were about to enter, was not, whoever, attached at the time. One of the Messrs Donaldson's Montreal liners, the steamship Colina, just arrived in the Clyde, has lost on the passage no less than 160 head of cattle, representing a money loss of about £3,000. The Colina. was a few days behind time, having been hove-to in consequence of an accident to her machinery. She encountered heavy gales. There were 24 British and foreign wrecks re- ported during the past week, making the total for the present year 1,105, which compared with the corresponding period of last year, shows a decrease of 207. The approximate value of property lost was £300,000, including British £193,000. The total tonnage represented 6,804 tons. We (Globe) hear that the Russian Minister of Finance has allotted funds for the immediate con- struction of 59 telegraph lines in Chinese Siberia and Turkestan. The majority will run from Taakhand in the direction of the various Russian outposts between Fort Petro Alexandrovsk in Khiva and the camp of Naryn on the Kashgarian frontier. A disputu arose between two colliers named Godfrey Lacey and John Alfree in a public- house, at Gresley, in Nottinghamshire, upon which Alfree challenged the other man to fight, and the two retired to a field near the public- house, where they stripped, fought, and Alfree struck Lacey so severe a blow in the face that he died a few minutes afterwards. Alfree is in cus- tody. Irish papers report a sad accident on Lough Erne; A constable named Martin Roe had got married without leave. He was obliged to resign. and he came by steamer with his bride to get his discharge at Enniskillen and make arrangements for emigrating .to Australia. In stepping from the steamer to the landing boat his wife fell into the water. He plunged in to save her, but as there was no one present able to render them assistance they were both drowned. A correspondent occupying agcod position in a Government office complains that he has lately been subjected to a novel and somewhat irritating form of annoyance. An envelope was lately de- livered to him bearing the St John's Wood post- mark, and addressed to Mr Blank, Sealingwax Department, Diplomacy Offioe." On the other side was written J. A., fondest love." The con- tents of the envelope were some evangelistic mis- sion tracts. During a fire which broke out early in the morning at the Queen's Head Tavern, King-street, Tower-hill, London, three persons, whose escape had been cut off, were driven by the flames to the roof. Fortunately the nearest fire escape ar- rived just in time to save them. W. Wallis, the fireman in charge, was greatly applauded bv a large crowd for the gallant part he took in effecting the rescue. The fire was soon sup- pressed. At a meeting of the creditors of Joseph Jewkes, iron merchant, Wolverhampton, the liabilities were shown at £6,100, and the available assets £683. He had been insolvent from 1874. The receiver s report showed that for nearly two years he has been selling at a loss of from 2s 6d to 200 per ton. In this way alone his loss in the past nine months was £600. The creditors refused a composition of 2a 6d secured,and,made him a bank- rupt. A £50 fine, the result of a prosecution under- taken by the Treasury, has been inflicted on Samuel Bates, of the" Lady Burrell Progression Club," Tottenham, at the Edmonton petty-ses- sions, for selling intoxicating liquors without being licensed. It was proved that the premises, which were used nominally as a working men's club, were conducted in rather a noisy manner, and the defendant admitted that he wa3 acting for others, who if they could obtain a licence would give up the club. On Monday night Mr Morley, M.P., addressed the Liberal "Four Hundred" of Bristol at Col. ston Hall. He said he had definitely deter- mined not to seek re-election, and did not mean again to enter Parliament for any place, A re- solution asking him to reconsider his determina- tion was enthusiastically passed. Mr Morley, in answer, promised to think the matter over, and said there was plenty of time before the dissolu- tion of Parliament. He would let them know his decision, whatever it might be, in time tor them to make arrangements for the election. A thoroughbred horse belonging to Mr Palk son of Sir Lawrence Palk, wan being driven home from Exeter by ilichard Watson, whip of the Haldon Hunt, when it bolted. On its ap- proaching the Alphington-road turnpike gate, the keeper's daughter, a girl named Govier, attempted to open the gate, but before she could do so the horse came up, crashing through the gate, and so severely injured the girl, that she died in a few minutes. Watson could not pull up, and was not aware of the fatality until his arrest, a few hours later. He remains in custody pending the in- quest. A destructive fire has broken out at a f:; known as Talworth Court, lying about half w. y between Kington and Ellwell, in Surrey. was discovered at about • »? o £ tbe raea living ou SlJTot was found close by, so thereisuttle dou»t he had gone there to sleep, and .h¡¡: set the straw alight by some auhes from his pipe. Wheat and hay ricks were consumed to the value of £1,000, but the owner, Mr H1pwell, 13 fully insured in the Royal Exchange aud North British offices. i ?'^rA\e„8iIay'• Pri80llel' Cockin was brought SSJwag\s^tes-at Bristol charged with the -rr. • i- w,ls cMdren, Emily Anne and William. fW built, and appeared to feel his posi- Gcei'Jy. He was assisted into court by two poucemen. The evidence taken showed that the children had been well cared for by the prisoner, who was regular in going to his work. The case was remanded. The inquest was opened at the Infirmary, and the coroner threw out the sugges- tion that the man might not have been account- able for what he did. The inquiry was adjourned. An extraordinary charge of maliciously in- juring a person with vitriol has been heard at Worship-street police-court, London. ¡ t gth fourteen year3 of age, who is in service at tne Citv-road, said that the prisoner, a shopman, named Ablett, about twenty-eight yeais o age, threw tho vitriol upon her, burning her neck, cheek, and dress. She explained that ^formerly taught in the Sunday school which sie attended, and he desired to pay attentions to i^r, buu her parents forbade it, and she avoided him, The prisoner was committed for tiia Captain Verling has been charged before the Cork magistrates, at the instance of the Harbour Board with racing his river steamer, the Erin, against the Glenbrook passenger steamer, from Queenstown to Monkstown, with crossing the bows of the Glenbrook, and with not giving way to the Glenbrook, the latter being the faster moving vessel, so as to endanger a collision. On the charge of crossing no rule was made, but the bench held the other two charges proved, and fiict-ed the full penalty of a fine of JS12 4-3 3d in each case. Mr Cross has definitely accepted an invitation to the Dolphin Banquet of the Colston AnniTew ary in Bristol on the 13th of November. Richard Turner has been sentenced, at Here* ford quarter-sessions, to six months' hard labotw for co:nmitting a robbery of a most heartless character. He had been an inmate of the wor. house-, and upon his sister, an aged widow. accorQoo modating him with lodgings, he took advantagB of her kindness by stealing her savings amounting to £ 14. Speaking at a Liberal meeting atjMa ichestes Mr Jacob Bright, M.P., said the GovernTnenS had stolen Cyprus, and if any other Europeaa Power, while talking in the loftiest tone of tha public law of Europe, had secretly committed such a base theft, they would have been execra- ted by every newspaper in England, and more especially that portion "of the Metropolitan press which had followed the crooked paths of the Government with sickening adulation. On Monday afternoon a serious railway acci- dent happened on the line of the Nunnery Col- liery Company, near Sheffield, whilst a coal train. driven by William Willyinau and William Dam- makin, fireman, was passing along a tunnel from the pit to the wharf, a short distance out of the town, it was run into by a string of trucks driven by a man named Ashforth. Willyman and Dutar makin were killed, and Ashforth was badly in- uSrei 1 engineer of the colliery, Mr Pttik.ey, f which was on Ashforth's engine^ escaped. The rolling stock was greatly damaged* Mr H. D. Pochin, of Broughton Ilall, Man- Chester, the owner of the Bodnaut Estate. near Llanrwst who formerly represented Stafford- has replied to the requisition addressed to him by the Conway and Llandudno branches of the Carnarvonsion Liberal Association, inviting him to contest the county at the first opportunity. Mr Pochin, whilst thanking the recpiisitionista for the honour they had paid him, says the time has gone by when he could undertake the srie^-iat legislation to which he once hoped to devote him- self, and that should he again offer himself Â3 a candidate for Parliamentary honours, it would be to his old constituency at Stafford. The Honourable J, W. Fitzwilliam has issued his address to the Peterborough electors. He up- holds Liberal principles, which lead to the eleva- tion of the working class, and equal distribution of political rights, and denounces the spirit oi aggrandisement and aggression in dealing with other Powers. He is also in favour of Air Os- borne Morgan's Burials Bill, and the assimilation of the county to the borough franchise. Mr Mac liver Liberal candidate for Peterborough, has received a letter from Mr Bass, M.P., expressing earnest- wishes for his suoceaa on the part of t'ae railway servants, who are so much entitled to sym- pathy. Mr Sclater-Booth, president of the Local Government Board, at the Hampshire quarter- sessions, on Monday, in submitting the report of the financial committee, said their experience of th Prisons Act, so far as it had gone, showed a saving to the county equal to about a halfpenny rate. The payment for the maintenance of chi]. dren in industrial schools and at reformatories heretofore made by the visiting justices, now came under the cognizance of the finance committee.. There had been a conflit of opinion in sam. counties whether these charges should not be borne by the Home Secretary, the Govern- ment having taken charge of the prisons, and at an industrial school was a charitable institution, whilst a reformatory was of the nature of a pri- son, probably the subject—at least, so far as re- formatories was concerned—would come under the notice of the Home Secretary, with a. view tfe legislation. The Vicar of East Ham, Essex (the Rev S. Reynolds) has ordered that in future weddings ue to be celebrated in the middle of divine service" and last Sunday week personally conducted the? first, immediately after the second lesson, andf subsequently filling in the register, &c., in t-hef vestry, returned to the church and resumed th. service, after a total suspension of 22 minutest. The innovation caused some excitement, and tà parishioners have tried to persuade the vicar not to persevere with it, as being "exceedingly in- convenient, altogether unnecessary, and most injurious to the cause of the Church," but without avail. The parish churchwarden points out that. the contingency was overlooked in the new Public; Worship Regulation Act, and he fears it can only be dealt with by a short special supplementary Act. A sad case of death by misadventure has oc- curred to a soldier at Chatham. It seems thafc two men belonging to the Royal Engineers, sta- tioned at the School of Military Engineering, on Saturday felt unwell, and went to the casualty hospital at Chatham Barracks, where trivial casea are treated, instead of being sent to the hospit4t at Fort Pitt, and were served with what was sup- posed to be medicine. Shortly afterwards tha- men were taken worse, and upon inquiries being instituted it was found that that which had been. given them was not medicine at all, but a disin- fecting fluid. The usual remedies were at once' applied, and the men were immediately removed to Fort Pitt Hospital; but one of them, Sapper Bridges, lingered until Monday morning, hen- he died in great agony. A board of officers is ordered to assemble to inquire into the matter after the coroner's jury have held an inquest upon, the body. At the meeting of the Liverpool Water Com- mittee, on Monday, the engineer presented » report, from which it appeared that a fire had oc- curred on land near Sandhills, occupied by Messrs V. Rollo and Sons and other tenants of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. The fire was under. ground, and was supposed to be caused bv ashes- that some years ago were deposited and filled up* the land having become ignited and smouldered* A man from the water office stopped at the placGt from the 20th ult. until the 9th inst., and tha- charge to the Dock Board amounted to £G3. The: secretary to that board had asked why any charge should be made for extinguishing fire. Alderman Bennett observed that there were a great many deposits of a similar character built upon in Liver- pool. He asked if the outbreak was due to spon- taneous combustion. The Chairman replied that it was believed that the lighting of a fire on tb& surface occasioned the outbreak. The engineer said there was no trustworthy information as to: the cause, but it had been popularly called "spon- taneous combustion." correspondent of the Times, writes Birihs and ceatlis sometimes occur in strange situations. The Ixappel relates a story which in less serious paper would pass for an invention. In the captive balloon, on Sunday, a young lady was taken ilL A doctor from Tarbes, who happened be in the car, saw her safely delivered of a boy before the balloon reached the gronnd, when a cab- took the mother and child to an hotel. The hus- band, son of one of the leading Manchester manu- facturers, presented the doctor with 500f. for his services; and the Rappel commends balloon aJt. cents to doctors in want of patients, while it re- marks that a child who has started so high in the- world promises to attain eminence. Oil the other hand, an Italian from London, Dominic Graffigna, aged 68, returning to his country on account of ill-health, died iu the train between Paris and. Marseilles in the arms of his young companioot- Joseph Bertorelli, on his way to join the army. There is no doubt as to a natural death, for the deceased had shown great exhaustion, and had consequently been allowed a separate compart- ment with Bertorelli but the latter is in custody on suspicion ot robbing the corpse. He bandeil to the police B5 as the deceased's only property but on being was found in his waistcoat lining, which he then said deceased had given him to pay for his journey, the balance to go to his family for masses for his soul. Bertorelli is stilii detained at Tonnerre. Mr Adolph Hoffman must be a bold person According to the A ew York Tribune he had already. married twelve Wlve, and was courting two othel ladies when six of his better halves suddenly and' somewhat unexpectedly put in an appearance and interrupted the course of his true love. It would? seem that in thus allying himself to a plurality of American families he began by advertising for x respectable housekeeper to take the charge of thtt house of a rich widower." Ladies attracted by such a notice flocked to the address of Mi Hoffman, ouly to be beguiled into marriage- by this very enterprising man. Theit money-for he had an eye to gain—being once placed in his hands, they saw him less aud lesi frequently, until a length he would disappear, and marry once more. But, though the march of Nemesis is often slow, it is generally sure to over. take the evildoer in the end and about a fort- night since of Mr Hoffaian's SpO:1ses put in an appearance at the office of Assistant District Attorney Leary and demanded justice. Of these we learn that "two were elderly, two were young, sprightly, and good-looking, and two were baldly more than girls—all were dressed in; black. It is interesting to observe that "thej all wanted to talk at once, and it was with som, difficulty that Mr Leary could persuade the-a tc allow one of them to tell her story umntej* < ruptedly." Eventually affidavits were taken, th. official promised to look up tlS eirunt and much- married mac. and there ohe matter rested*. Meanwhile it ia to be hoped that Mr Hoffmann will not escape from the United states and trans- fer his energies to this c ountry.—Daily Tele- graph-
SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT DOW LAlS. On Monday evening as Benjamin Howells, son of Morgan Ilowells, York-street, employed afc the New Works, Dowlais, was working a crana the instrument caught hold of him, raising hirj up, and cutting his left leg. Dr. Crcssweil at tended to him.
SUDDEN DEATH AT HA YERFORD" WEST. Miss Ward, the elder of two sisters keening t. boarding school in xlill-s^reefc, Haverfordwest*, expired suddenly in her £ >etj on pj.jjoy night* Her sister, who Siepfc m the same roo m, hearing her breathing heavily, sent the servant for Dr Brown, but she was quite dead bettr J that gentleman arrived.
ACCIDENT ON THE TAFF VALR RAILWAY. A MAN CUT TO PIECES. A fatal accident occurred on the Taff Vale Kail- way, between Porth and Ferndale, on Saturday, afternoon, A railway signalman, named John Indoe, jumped off a pilot engine with two or three wagona attached to it, and fell under the wheels. The poor fellow was literally cut in two. It ia supposed that his elothes must have caught on tb step of the engine. He was on night dutv, and being Saturday had been down to Porth on a visit. i
On Tuesday morning, a serious fire occui re 1 in the mill of Messrs Cooper and .Co., Royton, Old- lium. 1 To CONSUMPTIVES.—An Invalid who suffered from Consumption for upwards of seven ycara, has just published (for the benefit of others) a Trea.ise off 24 pages, fu!l aeaoriblnqr the treatment winch has tho progress of this fatal malady in his own case. A copy of the Treatise will be sent to any sufferer, free, of charge on application to JAMISON, 1)11.06.. Alai-icn-LATIA, Covenj¡ Garden. Ijondon- r,ltu