ANOTHER CARDIFF PILOT CARRIED OFF TO SEA. HANDSOME CONDUCT OF A DANISH CAPTAIN. Captain Beliis, the Cardiff pilot master, writes to inform us that Henry Baker, a licensed Cardiff pilot, returned to this port on Saturday last. Baker had, through stress of weather, been carried away on the 9th of January in the Danish barque Hilda, Captain Olsen, and taken to St. Thcmas, in the West Indies. Baker speaks in the highest praise of his treatment onboard the Hilda, and cannot find words enough to thank Captain Olsen. The pilot was sent home in the Royal Mail steamer, and had his claim settled before leaving the vessel.
ABRrVAL OF REINFORCEMENTS AT CAPE TOWN. SUCCESSFUL SKIRMISHES. DISTURBING ATTITUDE OF THE NATIVE TRIBES. FULL LIST OF THE KILLED AT ISANDULA. A Renter's telegram from Cape Town, via Madeira, Feb. 25, contains the following interesting particulars Her Majesty's irigate Ebah arrived from St. Helena on 23, with reinforcements from that island, and proceeds without delay to Natal. The Zulus remain inactive. An unimportant engage. ment has occurred between Luneburg and Derby, on the borders of the Swazis country, Col. Rowland's force capturing some cattle. The news of the successful skirmishing by Lieutenant-Colonel Buller, of Colonel Wood's column, in which iOO cattle were captured, is confirmed but the report of the sally made by Colonel Pearson at lilaowe is contradicted. Since the arrivaTof the reinforcements from St. Helena, it has been determined to effect the relief of Colonel Pearson. Moirosi, a ihief of the Bapute, a section of the Sasutos, has refused to deliver up to the British authorities a son of Dodo, who escaped from prison, where he had been lodged on a charge of horse-stealing, and took refuge with Moirosi. The latter has stated his intention of attacking the camp at Palmeit Fontein, and an additional body of yeomanry has accordingly been ordered thither. Other forces have also received in- structions to hold themselves in readiness to proceod to the threatened point. Up to the present, however, no overt act of rebellion has been committed, and it is confidently hoped that no such extreme step will be taken. nevertheless, it is known that mes- sengers from Cetywayo, the Zuhi King, re. eently visited Moirosi. Notwithstanding various alarmist reports it is not believed that the Boers will commit themselves to any hostile act in the Transvaal. The Govern- ment of the Orange Free State have refused to allow any volunteering for service with the British within their territory, or to send any assistance against the Zulus. Major Pinto, the Portuguese explorer, has reached Pretoria with eight followers, the remnant of 400.
COURT OF INQUIRY ON THE ISANDULA DISASTER. A supplement to the London Gazette, issued on Saturday night, sontains the proceedings of the court of inquiry held upon the affair at lsandula, together with a short despatch from Lord Chelmsford, a statement made by Lieutenant-Colonel Crealock, and a list of those who perished in the massacre. The despatch from Lord Ohelmsford to the Secretary at War is dated Durban, February 8, i nd runs as follows Sir,—I have the honour to forward herewith the proceedings of the court of inquiry held to take evidence regarding the disastrous affair at Idland- lana. The court has very properly abstained from giving an opinion, and I myself refrained also from making any observation, and from drawing any conclusions from the evidence therein recorded. I regret very much thatmore evidence has not been taken, and I have given instructions that those who escaped, and who are able to throw any light whatever upon the occurrences of the day, should be at once called upon for a state- meat of what they saw. I deem it better, how. eveJ»- not to delay the transmission of the pro- ceedings, which will no doubt be awaited with anxiety. I have directed my military secretary, Lieutenant-Colonel Crealock, to append a state- ment of the facts which came under his cog- nisance on the day in question, which may possibly serve to throw some additional light on what, 1 fear, will still be considered very obscure. It will, I fear, be impossible to furnish an absolute correct list of all those who perished on the 22nd January, as every record connected with the several corps belonging to No. 3 Column has been lost. Colonel Glyn is doing his best to furnish what is required. Since writing the above the printed list of killed and wounded has reached me, Beveral copies of which I beg to enclose. I have, &0., CHELMSFORD. The court of inquiry assembled at Helpma- kaar on 27th of January, and was composed of Colonel F. C. Hassard, C.B. (president) Lieut. Colonel Law, and Lient.-Colonel Har- ness. The ensuing evidence was then taken: — Major Clery, senior staff officer to the 3rd column under Colonel Glyn, which column was accompanied by the General Command- ing.in.Chief from the time it crossed the bor- der into Zululand, states the events which preceded the marching out of camp of the force which was annihilated, and his evidence is corroborated by Colonel Glyn. Captain Alan Gardner, 14th Hussars, in Lis evidence, says :— I accompanied the main body of the 3rd Column 88 acting staff officer to officer commanding 3rd Column when it left the camp at Isandlana on the 22nd January, 1879. I was sent back with an order from the general between 10 and 11 a.m. that day into camp, which order was addressed to Colonel Pulleiie, and was that the camp of the force cut was to be struck and sent on immedi- ately, also rations and forage for about, seven days. On arriving in camp I met Captain George Shepstone, who was a.ho seeking Colonel Pulleine, having a message from Colonel Durnford, that his maD were falling back, and asking for reinforce- ments. We both went to Col. Pulleine, to whom I delivered the order Col. Pulleine at first hesitated about carr) ing out the order, and eventually decided that the enemy being already on the hill on our left in large numbers, it was impossible to do BO. The men of the 24th Regiment were all fallen in, and the artillery also, and Colonel Pulleine Bent two companies to support Colonel Durnford, to the hill on the left, and formed up the remain- ing companies in line, the Iguns in action on the extreme left flank of the camp, facing the hill on our left. I remained with Colonel Pulleine by his order. Shortly after, I took the mounted men, by Colo«el Pnlleme's directions, about a quarter of a mile to the front of the Otunp, and left them there under the direction of Captain Bradstreet, with orders Ho hold the spruit. I went back to Colonel Pulieine, but Boon after, observing the mounted men retiring, I went back to them, and, in reply to cap qoeatien as to why they were retiring, was told•flbey were ordered by Colonel Durnford to retire as the position taken up was too ex. tended* ilhis same remark was made to me by Cclciel Zhrrnfbrd himself immediately afterwards. By tbje time the Zulus had surrounded the camp, the whole force engaged in hand to hand combit, the guns mobbed by Zulus, and there became a general massacre. From the time of the first infaatry force leaving the camp to the end of the fight about one hour elapsed. I estimated the number of the enemy at about 12,000 men. I may mention that a few minutes after my arrival in camp, I sent a message directed to the staff officer 3rd Column, saying that our left was at. tacked by about 10 OW of the enemy; a message was also sent by Colonel Pulleine. The Native Infantry Contingent fled as soon as the fighting t egan. and caused threat 'confusion in our ranks. J sent messages to Rorke's Drift and Helpmakaar Camp that the Zulus had sacked the camp and telling them to fortify themselves. Lieutenant Cochrane, after referring to Colonel Dumford's march from Rorke's Drift to lsandula, says Colond'Pmlleine gave over to Colonel Durnford a verbal state of the troops in camp at the time, and stated the Orders he had received, viz., to defend the camp fcbOsp words were repeated two or phxw m the conversation. 8everal messages were delivered, the last one to the effect that the Zulus were retiring in all dixaouons—the bearer of "thie was not dressed in any uniform. On this message Colonel Durnford sent two troops mounted Mtivea to the top of the hills to the left and idok vrfth bim two troops of Rocket Battery, witheeoolt of one company native contingent, oa to the front of the camp, about four or be miled C'fl. Bfeforo leaving ha asked Colonel Pulleine to give him two companies ot.the> 2<Kh Eegioaent. Colonel Polieine eaidW. w;<.nti.e orders ne lud reeved he conld not do it, bat agreed with Colonel Durnford to send nun help it he got into, dAcuities. Colonel Durnford, with two troops, went on ahead, and met the enemy some four cr five miles off in great force, and, as they ebo#ed ftteo on our left, we retired in good order to tbt Drift, about a quarter of a mile in front of the canip, where the mounted men reinforced us, about two miles hom the camp. On our retreat we eawe npoB the remains of the Rocket Battery. which had beEn destroyed. Captain Nonise, of the Natal Native Con. tingttit* who was commanding the escort of the Jvotfcet Battery, gays Before nearly reaching the cresi of the hills on the left of the camp we were attacked on all sides. Onei'W^efc S«ni,otf, and the enemy was on os. The> firrft volley dispersed the mnles and the natives, any we retired on to the camp as well aJ we ectllo■ iifclQze we reached the camp it was desftoytf.. Captain Fssex detail at great length the varied events sb they occurred during tkat meibarable battle, and oonclndes with a des- cription of the retreat; in which he says :— The ground passed over on our retreat would at any other time be looted upon as impracticable for aokawnen to descend, and many losses occurred, owing to horses falling and the enemy coming ap with the riders, about half a mile from the neck the retreat had to be oarried on in nearly single £ !*» and in this manner the Buffalo River waø gained. at a point five miles below Rorke's Drift. IP crossing this river many men and horses werecamed away by the stream, and lost their live* arotBiBg the are ef the err my was discontinued; pursuit, however, was &iill kcp(t up, but with Ifttle effect, and eppeenrtly with the view of cutting us off from boat's Drift. The nmbet ot white BUM woo crossed the river at this point was, as far as I could see, about forty. In addition to these, there were a great number of natives on foot and on horseback. White men of about twenty.five or thirty arrived at Helpmakaar between five and six p.m., when, with the assistance of other men joined there, a laager was farmed with waggons round the stores. 1 estimate the strength of the enemy to have been about 15,000. Their losses must have been considerable towards the end of the engagement. Upon the above evidence the court of irquiry refrains, as does Lord Chelmsford, from expressing any opinion.
THE KILLED AT IS KNDULA. "With the despatches which Lord Chelms- ford has sent home by this mail is the follow- ing list of the killed at lsandula, but the general confesses that the list is not complete owing to many of the records being lost when the camp fell into the hands of the enemy N BATTERY, OTB BKIGAUB, R.A.—Captain and Brevet Major Stuart Smith, Brtvet Major RueøeU, E.A., Rckt. Bat. Sergeant William Edwards. Corporals: H. R. Bailey, William Cooper, and John Langridge. Bombardiers John Parker and Thomas Nash. Act. Bombardiers John Lequay, James M'Donnel, James Aylelt and Thomas Bos. wdl. Farrier: Robert Whenham. Collar-maker; Thomas Shepherd. Shoeictt-smith: Thoa. Elliott. Gunners: John Reade, James Moade, Alt. Woola- cctt, W illiam Wilsoa, Henry Paga, Frank Beach, Edward Jamee,Thoa. Miller, James Lamb, James Byrne, Daniel 0'N«al, Charlts_ King, Robert Williams, Murdoch BJ-'Gregor, Joseph Smythe, James Burk, Joseph EEGJO, Jlimes Hicks, Robert Collins, Thomas Berry, William Roacoe, Isaac Davies, William Ma.rsh.all, Alexander Redman, Thomas Wilson, vV lLliaia Dickings, Joseph Stephenson, John Connelly, Thomas Harrison, and Samuel Cockmne. Drivers: William Barron, James Hntchinga, Gjcrge Bailey, Thomas Clark, James Brooks, George M'Keown, Henry Allen, J. William Jones, John Marchant, Henry Cowley, John Dailey, Francis Murphy, William Hiatt, Leonard Joyce, William Adams, Charles Spread, Thomas Bruce, and Charles Bishop. BOYAL ENGINEERS.—Lieutenant-colonel Durn- ford; Lieutenant M'Dowell; Corporal Gamble. Sappers; Cuthbert, Maclaren, and Wheatley. Captain G. Shepstone, Politick. Assistant to Colonel Dumford. 1ST BATTALION 24TH REGVHENT.—Major and Lieutenant Colonel: H.. B. Pulleine. Captains W. M. Degacher, W. B. Mostyn, G. V. Wardell, R. Younghusband. Lieutenant and Adjutant: T. Melville, Lieutenants: F. P. Porteus, C. W. Cavaye, E. D. Anstey, N. J. A. Coghill, J. P. Daly, G. F. J. Hodson, C. J. Atkinson. Second Lieut. E. H. Dyson. Paymaster: F.F. White. Quarter- master: J. Pullen. Sergeant-major F. Gapp. Quartermaster-sergeant: T. Leitch. I. S. Mus. ketry: G. Chambers. Drum.major: R. Taylor. Orderly-room-sergeant: G. G. Fitzgerald. Pay- master-sergeant G. Mead. Armoury-sergeant: H. Hayward. Serjeant-cook; A. Field. Tailor.sergeant: J. Smedley. Colour sergeants T. Brown, W. Whitfield, W. Edwards, J. G. Ballard, and F. Wolfe. Sergeants John Edwards, C. Heppenstal, John Clarkson, D. Bradley, J. Fowden, M. Hornibrook, A. PialL, Thomas Fay, G. Bennett, f. Cooper, G. Upton, D. Gamble, Wm. Parsons, W. Cohalan, C. Giles, P. Ainsworth, Greatorex, and John Smith. Lance-sergeants John Milaer and John Reardon. Corporala N. Ball, P. Bell, John Ball. house, A. Board, R. S. Davis, E. Everett, John Franks, John Knight, John Lawler, P. Markhatfi, M. Miller, John Rowden, John Tarbuck, R. Wil- liams, and Richardson. Private: R. Abbot. Drummer: W. H. Adams. Privates T. Altng- ham and E. Amos. Drummer: C. Andrews. Privates A, Atkins, John Bailey, E: Ba,ker, Join Barry, John Barry, J. Bartles, C. Bastard, R. Beadon, Wm. Beckett, John Benham* A. Bennett, B. Bennett, R. Benson, N. Betterton, John Birch, J. Bishop, Blackhurat, James Blower, F. Fodmin, S. Boulton, John Boylan, James Bray, John Breese, J. W. Brew, J. Bfodrick, and J. Brown. Privates W. Brown, F. W. Bugby, John Bull, T. Burke, W. Burke, W. Barns, T. Busby, W. Butler, Jno. Bye, J. Cakill, J. Callanan, M. Campbell, Jas. Camp, Jas. Canhillon, W. H. Carpenter, P. Carrol, Jae. Sasey, and E. Coiley. Lance-corporal: W. Chadwick. Privates W. Chalmers, W. Chapman, Jas. Chartterton, D. Christian, A. Clarke, H. Clements, W M. Clutter- buck, A. Cole, Jas. Coleman, D. Collms. T. Collins, and J. Colston. Lance-corporal: G. Conboye. Privates: C. Conmelly. John Con. melly, S. Cormers, James Cook, T. Cooper, R. Cocghlin, James Cox, T. Cox, M. Clarke, M. Cullen, A. Daviea, E. Davis, and W. Davis. Drummer: G. Dibden. Privates: M. Diggle, James Diggles, John Dobbin, Wm. Dobba, C. Donohoe, John Dorman, M. Doran, P. Dowde, Wm. Dredge, T. Duck. G. Dnckwork, John Duffey, E. Dugmore, F. Dunn, Jehn Dyer, J. Edwards, W. G. Edwards, W. Egan, T. Egan, G. Elderton, W. EldringtCn, D. Ellis, H. Ellisan. Privatea J. W. Evans, D. Evans, and J. Ells- mone. Lance corporal: T. Every. Privates John Fairoloth, W. Fanner, G. H. Fay, M. Ferris, T. Fitzgerald, James Fortune, E. Flint, W. Freeman, T. Gilder, John Gillan, C. Gingle, G. Glass, A. Graham, C. Goddard, G. Goedchild, T. Gass, W. Green. W. Greig, William Gregson, G. Griffiths, J. Hall, G. Haddon, John Hall, and Joseph Hannaford. Lance-corporal: T. Hackin. Privates: J. Hannard, D. Hamey, T. Harris, William Harris, William Hayden. Drammer: John Haynes. Privates James Hedges and C. Hemmings. Lance-corporal; John Hewitt. Privates: James Hibhard, W. H. Hiekin, T. Hicks. John Hitchin, T. Hines, T. Higgins, James Holland, William Holden. Lance- corporal David Horgan. Privates; John Home, C. Hornbuckla, William Horrigan (liorke's Drift), D. Harrington, T. J. Harrington, William Hangh, E. Hughes, John Hughes, John Hughes, Owen Hughes, S. Hughes, A. Iggulden, F. Daley, E. Ivatta, and James Jenkins. Privates: William Jenkins, W. L. Jenkins, G. Johnston, H. Johnston, Job Johnson, Jno. Johnson, and Jno. Johnson. Lance-corporal: William Johnson. Privates: John Johnson, James Johnson, A. Johnson, E. Jones, John Jonea, I John Jones, T. Jones, Wm. Jonea, Wm. Jones, J. Keene, Jas. Kegan, N. Kerapsal!, Jno. Kempeter, A. Kelly, J. F. Kellv, Jas. Kelly, F. Kelly, Ja. Kmgbt, JaB. Lamb, T. Lambert, R. W. Leach, T. Leaver, J. Lee, H. Lewis, R. Lewis, Jno. Lenaia, Jas. Ling, S. Lippet, G. Lisbeck, G. Lloyde, C. Lowe, R. Lowe, W. Lockett, C. Luvell, JLlO. Lyons, Jas. Lyoett. Privates John Lawrence, H. A. Mack, C. Maney, Wax. Maun, D. Martin, M. M'Donald, M. M'Furlame, Jos. M'Hale, G. J. M'Kenzie, G. R. Mair, C. Mahoney (Rocket Battery), M. Malarey, L, Marley, J. H. Meredith, C. MAllen, P. Miller, R. Moore, John Morfan, William Morgan, John Morris, and R. Morse. Lance-cor joral: John Murphy. Privates: John Murphy, P. Murphy, John Murray, P. Nash, A. Newbery, T. i\> iwbery, E.-Mckolas (Rorke's Drift), William Niokolaa, Willia.m Nye, William Oakley, G. Odey, and James Ogden. Drummers C. Osmond and J. F. Orlapp. Privates: Jamoa. Padmore, T. Painter, John Parry, R. Partt, and G. H. Patterson. Drummer T. Perkins. Privates John Petus, John Phillips, J. N. Phillips, J. R. Pickard, S. Plant, J. Plunkett, A. Pallen, W. Pope, W. Pottow, H. Powell, J. Procter, G. Prasser, John Prasser, William Pugh, Wl. Pugh, and James Quirk. Drummer T. Reardon. Privates E. liemmington, W. Retford, G. Richards, M. Richardson, John Rigney, John Rattman, 'W. Roberts, H. Rowan, H. Rodgera, P. Rowbery, W. Rule, T. Ratter, James Ryan, G. Salter, F. Sainey, H. Saars. W. Sellwood, F. Sharp, R. fehaw, D Shea, H. Sheather, John Shrimpton, R. Silcock, W. Skel. ton, C. Smith, U. Smith, E. Smith, James Smith, G. Smith, T. Sdeed. Drummer: S. Stansfield, Privates H. Stevens, W. Stevens, E. Strange, John Sullivan, P. Sullivan, P. Sutton, R Swaffer, E. Taylor, R. Tate, James Terry, W. Theebald, J. B. Thomas. John Thomas. Drum dor John Thompson. Private: Thomas Thomatt. Lance- corporal: C. Thraesell. Privates: H. Tilliaard, Tuneny, G. Todd, J. Townseod, D. Trottman, E. Turner (Mounted Troop), W. Trowell, James Tullett, G. Vines, E. Waller, E. Walker, Thomas Walsh, Thomas Walsh, W. Walhan, J. Warner, H. W. Watkins, J. Watley, and H. Watta. Lance-corporal: H. Wheatherhead. Privates: T. Webb, W. Welsh, J. Whealon, T. Whelac, F. Wilks, A. Wilkinson, E. Williams, John Williams, E. Williams, P. Williams, M. Williams, Thoa. Williams, Thos. Williams, Jas. Williams, S. Wilson, A. Wolfendale, J. Wolfendale, Jas. Wood, Jno. Wooley, E. Worthington, R. Wright, E. Why brow. Lance. corporal T. Young. Privates: P. Desmond, — Waters (thase two wounded at Rorke's Drift). SECOND BATTALION 24TH REGIMENT.—Lieu- tenants: C. D. A. Pope, F. Auaten, H. J. Dyer. Sub-lieutenants T. L. G. Griffitha. Quarter- master E. Bloomfield. Band-master H. Bul. lard. Quartermaeter-Bergeant: G. Davis. Ser. jeants J. Lines, C. Chew, J. Ross, W. J. G. Reeves, H. Carse, W. Shaw, G. Wilkins. Lance- aergeanta J. M'Caffry, H. Haigh. Cor. corals: J. Henehaw, G. Sims, J. M. Low, T. Thompson, M. Mortlock, W. GreenhilL Drummers J. Anderson and J.Homes. Privates J. Byrne, J. Quinn, J. M Guire, T. White, M. Mockler, S. Sherwood, E. Malley, J. Smith, G. Horrocks, J. Fiynn, W-HawkinslJoges, M. Broderick, J. Kelly, T. Kennedy. D. R, Howells, J. Evans, P. Smith, C. Long, T. Jones, R. Emerson, T. Lynch, and_^E. Edwards. Bay D, Gordan. Privates R. Smith, D. Pritchard, ?. P. Buerly, 1. Jones, W J onas,B .Saaha,nd, J. Muck, B. Stevens, T. Pedlar, W. Watkms, G. Wads, J. White, and J. Bryan* L«oe. ccrptral J. I.ivey. Privates J ODR.OU, r. C'oiiii&h, J. J. Davia, and J. DjW- Gurney. Privates S. Hacker, C. ^ail> J. McCormaek, J. Hudson, R. H. Hop- kins, H. Slade, G. Thompson, J. Hudson, R. H. Hopkins, H. Slade, G. Thompson, I. Ball, J. Hail, J. Davis, M. Fortune, E. Lewis, and G. Williams. Boy: J. S. M'Ewan. Privates: T. Montgomery, H. Perkins, P. M'Caffry, W. Waterhouse, H. Bishop, A. Bvard, E. Turner, S. M'Cracken, M. Fitzpatrick, G. Watson, J. F: Hill, J. King, R. Nobes, J. Machin' T. Neagle, T. Qaelford, A. Farr, J. Allen, 5, Bevan, T. Bennett, J. Byrne, R. Buckley, A. Bray, S\ Bridge water, M. Cleary, T. Charles, G. Davie, F. Cherry, D. Davis, J. Dowle, M. Donegal, J. Awards, J. EarisH, T. Finn, G. *>. Fljnn, J. Fry, T. Fox, W. Gee, G. Ghost, W. Hall, W. Griffiths, V.C., F. Hughes, J. Healy, j, Hunt W. Johnstone, W. I Jenkins, J. Jones, E. Jones, J. Jones, J. Llewellyn, E. Martingale, J. Marsh, F. Moore, A. Morris, J. Morrison, J. Morgan, J. Murphy, G. M'Doon 8. Peole, 8. Popple, H. Price, J. Price..1. O Keefe, W. Rees, W. Rice, W. Roche, M. Roche, W. Sheane, C. M. Smith, H. amith, D. Smith, F. D. Ferrett, D. Thomas, B. Treverton, S. Williams, E. Williams, E. Williams, E. WilliamB, J, Williamson, J. Wright, C. Waters, J. Mulroy, B- Hall, W. Shnttleworth, J. W. Barton, W. Wight man, and l. baonaers. ARMY SEBVICE COKPS. Corporal: Joseph Pritchard. PnvatM John Cole and W. Jaqnea. Aron HOSPITAL CORPS. Lieu tenant of order- lies: HaD. Corporal: Lee. Pnvatea: Kremer. Lewis, Dean, Hughes, llmin, Gillman, Hogan, ¡ Keen, and Baker. ABKY Medical Dspabtksst. — Surgeon- major Shepherd. Boy Green, servant to Sutjjeen-major Shepherd. MOUNTED INFANTBT. — 80th, Quarteraaater- CERIEANT; ffm, Johumu 9tb LHW»I Fasxier; Henry Sampson. 6th Dragoon Guards, Private John M'Stavich. 2-3rd, Privates Jamee Shaw and George Wheatley. 1.24th, Private Edward Turner. 80th, Privates: John Chesterton, Edward Holman, and William Macdonald; Shoeing. smith William Seymour. Private Joseph Whitehouse. Civil Servants: William Popworth, servant to Captain Gardner, special servioe; Robert Turner, servant to Captain Hallam Parr, 13th Regiment. NATAL MOUNTED POLICE.—Corporal: Lally. Lance-corporal Campbell and 23 troopers. NATAL CAEBINEEKS.—Lieutenant F. J. D. Scott. Quartermaster W. London. Quarter- master-sergeant J. C. Bullock, and 20 troopers. NEWCASTLE MOUNTED RIFLES. — Captain Bradstreet, Quartermaster Hitchcock, Sergeant Swan, and four men. BUFFALO BORDER GUAED.-—Troopers Eary, Gnttridge, Wehr. 1st BATTALION 3RD REGIMENT, N.N.C.—Cap- tains Robert Krohn and James Lonsdale. Lieutenants Samuel Avery, Frank Holcraft, and Charles Jameson. Acting.surgeon Frank Bo^e, Quartermaster John M'Cormick. Interpreter S. Grant. Hospital-sergeant Cane. And 13 ser- geants and 12 corporals. 2ND BATTALION 3RD REGIMENT, N.N.C.— Captains E. Erskine, A. T. Barry, O. E. Murray. Lientenanst: R. A. Pritchard, L. D. Young, A. Gibson, Hon. S. Yereker, H. O. Rivers. Qaart er master A. Chambers. Quartermaster-sergeant A. Farr. Twelve sergeants and 15 corporals. W. BELLAIRS, Colonel, Deputy Adjutant-General. Febrqary 6, 1879.
ATTITUDE OF THE NATIVES. The "Central News" eays:—A private letter from Graharestown, Cape Colony, states that Gaikas, Galekas, and other natives within the borders of the old colony, who accepted the amnesty proclaimed at the end of the late war, are leaving private employ ment as well as the railway works without giving the customary notice. It is feared that mischief is meditated.
ARMS FOR CETYWAYO. The East-end correspondent of a London contemporary writes Although it has been denied in some quarters, it is well known at the East-end that a large firm of gun- makers in the district have been for the last six months, and still are, engaged in repairing firearms for the Zulu Sing. A considerable number of extra hands have been working night and day to complete the orders received from the agents of the firm engaged in traffic- in g with Cetywayo. A large number of rifles of the old Enfield pattern are being purchased and cut down, and transformed into a sort of carbine; besides which the firm in question has been buying up all the old flint guns it can lay its hands upon, and con- verting them into percussion arms. Some hundreds of cases of these have been received this week, and a large consignment sent out in different vessels."
THE ALLEGED SHIPMENT OF ARMS TO ZULULAND BY A CARDIFF VESSEL. Messrs. Hutton and Co. have written to the Standard in reference to the alleged ship- ment of powder and arms from Cardiff for the use of Cetywayo. They state that,the powder shipped on board the Argus is only the ordi- nary African trade gunpowder, that the guns are of the old flint-lock pattern, and totally unfitted for the use of the Zulus, and utterly dissimilar to those they are armed with. In addition to this, the Argus is proceeding to Mozambique, a destination fully a thousand miles north of the Zulu country, and the voyage round the Cape of Good Hope will probably occupy at least four months. It is scarcely necessary, therefore, to point out that the absurd report has no foundation in fact.
COLONEL PULLEINE AT ISANDULA, The Kaffrarian Watchman says:—"We have received the following extracts from the letter of a gentleman whose testimony may be relied upon:—'When the loss of the camp seemed quite certain Colonel Pulleine called Lieutenant Melville and said, "Lieutenant Melville, you and the senior lieutenant will take the colours and make the best of your way." He shook hands with him, and turned round and said, Men of the l-24th, we are here, and here we stand and fight it out to the end:" He was "quite cool and collected. The Watchman adds The gentleman who wrote this would not pen anything for the sake of mere dramatic effect, and we are glad to be able to publish it. to show how an Eng. lish officer knows how to die when duty holds him to his post.
THE RECOVERY OF THE COLOURS. NARRATIVE OF THE SEARCHERS. Under the date oi February 4, a special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph on the Zulu frontier writesA party went from our little camp at Bcrke's Drift, consisting of Major Black, of the 2-24th Regiment; the Bev. George Smith, chaplain of the forces; Captain Harford, 19 men, the Com- mandant of Lonsdale's Corps, Oaptain Charles Eaw, four men of the Native Mounted Con. tingent, and Brickhillt the interpreter to the staff. The downward course of the Buffalo riper was followed until a crossing place at an almost impassable drift was reached, where many of our brave fellows, after the carnage of Isandhlwana camp, essayed to pass and perished in the attempt. The route was strewn with dead bodies, those of the natives composing the majority, these being either members of the Natal Native Contingent or loyal natives who believed in the supreme power of the Govern- ment or the magical effect of the boundary line, even to the last. When the steep path leading down the precipitous rocks to the river was reached scouts were posted, A descent was made, and half way down, nearly half a mile from the river, lay the bodies of Adjutant Melville and Lieutenant Coghill. They, were decently interred, and service was performed by the chaplain Lieutenant Cog- hill's ring, Adjutant Melville's spurs, and other articles belonging to the brave fellows being carefully taken charge of by their comrades. The path thence to the river was strewn with dead Zulus and various paraphernalia of eavago warfare. Arrived at the river the dead horses, saddles, stirrups, spurs, leggings, charms, and articles of native dress, acci- dentally or purposely cast off, lying by the roaring stream, foaming over huge boulders, and passing between precipitous cliffs covered with bush and aloes, showed the spot where the rushing torrent and savage foe alike over- whelmed many brave men. About 500 yards below, at the crossing place, Mr. Harbour, of Commandant Lonsdale's Corps, suceeeded in finding the Queen's colours of the 1.24th, with the pole complete, injured by the action of the rapid stream, but otherwise untouched, the gilt Lion and Crown surmounting the pole, and the colour case were found by two other of Lonsdale's mm a few yards lower down. BECEPIION OF THE COLOURS AT CAMP. These colours were borne back at the head of the little cavalcade in triumph, and when Rorke's Drift was reached the soldiers left their dinners, or whatever occupation they were engaged upon, overjoyed at the eight of their lost colours regained, and gave their heartiest cheers for the old flag and for Major Black and the volunteers who had re- covered them. The Major, in a few well- choten words, then handed the colours to Colonel Giynj amidst loud buzz tha, and the Colonel, with heartfelt emotion, on behalf of himself and his regiment, thanked the little band for the noble work they had voluntarily undertaken and successfully performed."
LOCAL MEN AMONG THE KILLED AT ISANDULA. The names of two young men, natives of the Pontypridd district, occur in the official list of killed at lsandula just issued. One is Wilham Bees, a native of Ffrwdamos, whose father resides at Heolfach, Rhondda Valley; the other is Thomas Jones, a native of LJantwit Varme, and a letter from whom appeared recently in these columns. Both served in the 2nd Battalion of the 24th Regiment.
PREPARATIONS FOR THE RELIEF OF COL. PEARSON. Writing from Maritzburg on February 24, the Daily Telegraph correspondent says In consequence of the arrival of reinforce- ments by her Majesty's ship Shah, the expedi. tion to relieve Ekowe has decided on bringing away a portion of the garrison. The new arrivals hold Stanger and the Lower Tugela, and the relieving force will consist of five companies of the 99th, two companies of the t. Buffs, four companies ofConnanght Rangers, eome Zeoedos men, and a squadron of mounted infantry, all being under the com- mand of Colonel Law."
DEAN STANLEY AT WOOL- WICH. Dean Stanley preached a special sermon to tie troops at the Garrison Church, Woolwich, on Sunday, from the words, And the soldiers said and what shall we do." He urged the men to do their duty, and spoke admirably of the British soldier and of the heroic defence at Rorke's Drift.
A NARROW ESCAPE. The Army and Navy Gazette says:— Amongst the passengers by the U.R.M.S. Katal, for England, was Major Much, l-24th Regiment, who is invalided home, having received a sunstroke, from which he is now severely suffering. The greatest sympathy is felt for the gallant officer, who has seen a good deal of service. On one occasion he commanded detachments of the 24th Regiment, and Madras Sappers and Miners on an expedition to the Little Andaman Island, where he had a severe en- gagement with the savages. It will be remembered that Major Much narrowly es- caped the fate of his unfortunate comrades of the 24th at Jsandula, he having a few days previous to that catastrophe been physically prostrate while on the march. The gallant major, who is now on a visit to his father-in- law, Mr. John Davies, Brecknock Villa, Bridgend, is progressing slowly towards con- valescence. The major is a relative, by marriage, of Mr. William Davies, of Haver- fordwest.
LETTER FROM A WELSH SOLDIER. The following is a copy of a letter received by Mr. W. Lewis, Gam Yach, Nantyglo, from his son, Boger Lewis, a private in the 24th Regiment, now engaged in Zululand :— Greytown, Jan. 26,1879. Dear Father and Mother,—I now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you all in good health as it leaves me at present. I write to inform you of a very sad affair which occurred on the 22nd of Jan. About 15 thousand of enemy attacked, our camp and cauaed serious battle and great havoc among us. The enemy came upon us and took us by surprise in camp. The column went out about 11 o'clock in the morning to attack the enemy on the high hill 15 miles from our camp, where thet were supposed to be on the night previous, as our scouts were attacked by them, but misfortune befell us. for flrhile we went one way the enemy took another road, and from 15 to 20 thousand of them attacked our camp, which was only defended by about. 900 men and two guns. The enemy overpowered them, and killed them to the last man before we could reach back. We received the news of the battle, and doubled back as fast as we could, but arrived back to be too late to assist our comrades, for they all lay dead on the field of battle. But at the same time we had to fight hard to recover our camp. The general gave us a lecture to the effect that we brave men which he could depend upon would do our duty, and as before we recovered our oamp we had to fight at the point of the bayonet, eo we all did our duty, and recovered our eamp by 10 o'clock that night. Amongst our comrades which lay dead on the field we slept for the rest of the night, but in pain and misary. We lost about 900 men, but in fact above 500 of them belong to the 1st Battalion r.24tth Regiment. We, lost 200 men, 100 artillery, and the remainder were volunteers of the Colony, Amongst the dead lies Tom Price, (Nantyglo), Theophilus Williams (Bumford), Francis Bridgwater, Watt Pugh, and Edmund Ruth. Edwin Rees, George Holly, Morgan Evans, Bill Dablen, Jack Powell, and Hitchins are safe, so far, but we don't know how things will turn out yet, as the enemy are so numerous and well supplied with arms. The strength of the enemy is about 85,000, but out of these above 20,000 have been killed already. So good bye for the present. I will write again (if the Lord spare me), and tell you all particulars. With best respects to all inquiring friends, and best love to you all at home, hoping you are all quite well, I remain your very affectionate son, ROGNB. Boger Lewis,2.24th Reg., F Company, son of William Lewis, Garn Vach.
MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. News from Ekowe, up to the 18th reports all quiet. Colonel Pearson is in a position to hold out for weeks. The Tugela remains high, and is likely to continue so, consequent on the heavy rains. In the Leydenburg district the authorities are expecting an attack from Secocoeni joined by Mapoch. Colonel Wood's permanent camp is safely situated at the head waters of the White Um. velose and Pewana. Colonel Buller destroyed a stronghold, and inflicted a loss of 40 upon the Zulus. and cap- tured 400 cattle. Umbeline, with 1,500 men, crossed Pon- gola, near Luneberg, and began massacring the friendly natives in the Transvaal. Lieut. Schwartzboff overtook him, making off with considerable stock, and killed 15 Zulus, reo covering part of the stock. The Daily Telegraph correspondent, at Maritzburg, writing on February 24, says It is reported that the General narrowly escaped put lie insult at several places in the coast districts, especially at Durban. Lord Chelmsford having applied in his last despatch for a field telegraph, orders were sent to the Ordnance Department at Wool- wich, on Monday, for the shipment on board the Loanda, now loading at the Royal Arsenal, of a fully-equipped field telegraph apparatus. It is likely theelectrie light and a steam engine will be forwarded to the forces at Natal also. On Tuesday morning the officer command. ing the Royal Engineers at Aldershot re- ceived orders to cause the half of C, or tele- graph troop, to be held in readiness to embark for South Africa at a moment's notice. The 17th Company Royal Engineers is also under orders for foreign service, but whether for the Cape or India is not yet made known. Lieutenant-Colonel Tarnhill, of the Quebec Hussars, who was recently in England, has sent, through the Government of Canada, an offer to raise for our War Office a regiment in Canada for service at the Cape.
THE ROYAL MARRIAGE TREATY. There was issued on Saturday a copy of the treaty between her Majesty and the G3rman Emperor, King of Prussia, for the marriage of the Duke of Connaught with the Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia. Under this treaty the Queen engaged that the Duke of Connaught should secure to the Princess, out of any revenues be- longing to his Royal Highness or granted to him by Parliament, the annual sum of J81.500, to be paid half-yearly to her Royal Highness for her sole and separate use, and without any power of anticipation, during the period of their Royal Highnesses' marriage. In the event of the Duchess surviving the Duke the Queen engages to grant to her Royal Highness, or to Euch persons as her Majesty may think fit to name in trust for her Royal Highness, in lieu of dower, as a personal and inalienable provision, the annual sum of .£6,000, to continue during the life of her Boyal Highness, and to be payable quarterly. THe German Emperor granted to the Princess a dowry of 300,000 marks, of which one moiety is to be considered as an actual marriage fortion, such as the Princesses of the Boyal russian House are entitled to, and the other moiety is tdbe considered as a special gift of his Majesty, passing over into the free possession of her Royal Highness. This dowry is to be delivered within four weeks after the date of the solemnisa- tion of the marriage to such person or persons as her Britannic Majesty shall authorise to receive the same, to be held by them upon certain trusts which have been agreed upon between her Majesty and the German Emperor, and which will be expressed in a separate instrument. The German Emperor agreed to provide the Princess with princely apparel, jewels, and an outfit suitable to a Princess of the Royal Prussian House. The Piitcees, in accordance with the existing practice in the Bojal Prussian Hoase and ithe Haaae a.nd family compacts, .with the concurrence of the Duke of Connaught, renounces formally and per. manently, in favour of the male line of the Royal Prussian Margravian Brandenburg Family, all contingent rights of hereditary succession to land and people, in such wise that so long as male descendants of the Royal Prussian Margravian Brandenburg line shall be living, she shall have no claim whatever and no right thereto. But if all male descendants of the Royal Prussian Mar- eravian Brandenburg line should have died out, then whatever appertains to the Princesses of the Boyal Prussian Margravian Brandenburg House in virtue of testaments, settlements, laws, and compacts of the aforesaid House shall not be lost, but shall be reserved to the Princess and her heirs. THE TOAST LIST. At the Boyal wedding breakfast at Windsor Castle, on the occasion of the Duke of Connaught's marriage, the Queen proposed The Health of the Bridgroon? and Bride"; the Prince of Wales proposed "The Emperor and Empress [of Germany," and also of The King and Queen of the Belgians"; the King of the Belgians pro- posed" The Health of the Queen." After the dinner in the evening the Queen proposed The Health of Prince and Princess Frederick Charles of Prussia."
In the First Division of the Court of Session Edinburgh, on Saturday, a note was lodged in whloh the liquidators of the City of Glasgow Bank state that the firat instalment of .£250 of the first call of .£500 upon each .£100 stock of the bank has been paid by some of the 'contributors, but that others have failed to make any payment, or have only made a partial pay- ment, and they therefore ask the Court to pro- bounwm deceree against these coatribntories, and to grapt a warrant with a view to the enforcement 1 of payment forthwith.
AN INFAMOUS PHASE OF LONDON LIFE. CHARGE OF MURDER AGAINST A i DOCTOR. SHOCKING DISCLOSURES. At Westminster police-court, London, on Mon- day, Adam Addison,-0f 155, Marlborough-road, Chelsea, physician and surgeon, aged 40, and Mary Jane Boyce, of Crescent-place, Fulham-road, married, were charged with being concerned together with causing the death of Mary Ann Bobinson, at a house in Crescent-plaoe, Kensing. ton. Mr. Pollard, from the Treasury, appeared for the prosecution. He said that some time ago information of an anonymous character was given to the police that a shocking crime was being carried on largely by a doctor in Chelsea, and in consequence of that Inspector Butcher was directed to make inquiries. Nothing further occurred until recently, when a young woman named Robinson left her home in a mysterious manner. She left her brother's house on the 8th of February, saying that she was going to visit a friend for two or three days. She never returned, and her friends instituted inquiries and communicated with the police, who ultimately found that a woman answering her description had been buried at Hanwell in the name of Mary Chapman, and that she died in the house in Fal. ham-road under circumstances which justified the arrest of both the prisoners. Emily Campion, single, said she worked for Mrs. Boyoe, and she recollected a young woman coming there some four or five weeks ago on a Saturday night. On the Saturday morning Mrs. Boyoe said she was going to have a young person to stop with her for a week, who was going under an operation. On the Sunday morning witness saw the young woman in bed. The photograph (produced) was a likeness of the young woman. She told witness that she was in pain. She told Mrs. Boyce that 'she was in great pain, and Mrs. Boyce said "You must expect it for a little while." Dr. Addison came about six o'clock on the Sunday evening. Wit- ness was then in the house every day, except Tuesday, till after the death. On the first day Dr. Addison only came once or twice, but towards the end of the week he came three or four times a day. The yorwgwoman died on Monday, the 17th of f ebruary. She had never been up or dressed all the time she was at the house. She died about mid-day on the Monday. The doctor had been to see her that morning. The body was taken away by a Mr. Gamble, the undertaker, the same evening. Mrs. Boyce went to fetch the under. taker. On the Thursday witness accom- panied Mrs. Boyce to Mr. Gamble's shop, and thence to Hanwell, where the de- ceased was buried. Witness had mentioned to Mrs. Boyce that, the friends of the deceased would wonder why it waa not put in the paper. On the first Monday morning, in the presence of Mrs. Boyce, the deceased said to witness, "You should have been a little bit sooner; you would have seen the child." Mrs. Boyce made no re- mark at all. Witness afterwards said to Mrs. Boyce, If it was known about her death, would Dr. Addison get puniBhed ?" and Mrs. Boyce said, I suppose so." The deceased was known by the name of Annie in the house, and Mrs. Boyce said if any one asked who the young woman was she was to say it was her cousin. Mr. Smyth, who defended for the prisoners, reserved his cross- examination. He asked the magistrate to take bail, and stated that Dr. Addison was prepared to meet this charge. Mr. Mansfield declined to admit either of the prisoners to bail, and remanded them.
REPORT OF THE LORDS' COM- MITTEE ON INTEMPERANCE. IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATIONS. The long-expected report of the Select Com- mittee of the House of Lords on intemperance was issued on Tuesday. The committee recom- mend that legislative facilities be afforded for the local adoption of the Gothenburg and Mr. Chamberlain's schemes; that renewals of beerhouse licences, licensed before 1869, should be placed on the same footing as public-houses; that appeals respecting the renewal of licences should be made to the Recorder, and not to county justices; that it be enacted that justices be authorised to refuse licence transfers on the same ground of misconduct as renewals of licences are now refused; that no licenoe removal from one house to another be sanctioned without giving the inhabitants of the locality an oppor. tunity to state their objections; that no struc- tural alterations of houses licensed to afford increased facilities for drinking be made without the approval of the licensing authority that licence duties be considerably increased; that on week days licensed houses outside the metropolis should not open before seven in the morning, and should close an hour earlier than now in Soot. land, Ireland, and England; that on Sundays houses in the metropolis should be open from one to three in the afternoon for consump. tiou off the premises only, and for consumption on the premises from seven to 11 in the evening; hat for other plaoes in England they should be open from half-past 12 to half .past two in the afternoon for consumption off the premises, and for consumption thereon from seven to ten in the evening in populous places, and nine in the evening only elsewhere that magistrates shall determine in any case who are bona fide travellers; that county justices shall have discretionary power to licence music-halls and dancing saloons, and that such places be subject to police super- vision that serious offences, including treating constables, shall entail the compulsory endorse. ment of the licence; that having or keeping drink for sale without a licence renders the offender liable to the sam^tpenalty as selling or exposing for sale; and that power to apprehend in cases of illicit drinking be generally applied that the enteric of liquor under other names upon the bill of £ Shopkeeper licensed to sell off the premises be punishable by iorfeiture of licence; that the justices' clerk's list of convictions be legal evidence of previous convictions; that licences to sell elsewhere than on licensed premises be granted by two justices at petty sessions that in Scotland fineB and imprisonment follow the English Act becoming progressive; that the Royal Commission's recommendations for Scotland or grocers' licences apfcly in Ireland; and that in Ireland and Scotland as in Eng. land, no spirits be sold to children under 16. Amongst the more striking features of the report, which contains much valuable information, are the following That there is a geographical dis. tribution of drunkenness in England, the northern being more drunken than the southern part, and the coalfields the most drunken districts; that recent legislation has. had a beneficial effect, and that drunkenness has not increased in the rural districts of England, Ireland, or Scotland that respecting the permissive prohibition or the abso. lute prohibition of the sale of alcoholic liquors, it appears unsound in principle, und in prac' tice likely to prove mischievous or inopera- tive, and it seems inconsistent that the Legislature should forbid the sale of any article of diet, the manufacture, importation, and pos- session of which it leaves free. Regarding the Gothenburg system the committee says its uni. versal adoption in Sweden was due mainly to the hope of applying the profits for the sale of liquors to the reduction of local taxation, a legitimate object, and the results of which have been on the whole good. Alluding to Mr. Chamberlain's scheme,, the committee remarks that it is im. probable that in the first instance many boroughs would avail themselves of its powers. If It succeeds great good will have been done; if it fail the loss will but affect the community that tried it.
FARM HOUSE MORALITY IN MONMOUTHSHIRE. DISGRACEFUL REVELATIONS. At Crickhowell Petty Sessions, on Friday (before Colonel Gwynne and Mr. B. F. Williams), John Evans, of Blaen Sirhowy Farm, near Tredegar, was summoned by Thomas Prioe, clerk to the guardians of the Crickhowell Union, to show cause why an order should not be made upon him for the support of an illegitimate child now changeable to the common fund of the union. Sarah Richards, the mother, deposed that she had been in the service of the defendant's father, at Blaen Sirhowy Farm, and that she slept in the same bedroom as the defendant and three other brothers, two younger than the defendant and one older, for several months. Two other witnesses were called, who proved seeing the parties together; but the Bench dismissed the case for want of sufficient corroborative testimony.
NARROW /ESCAPE OF A CARDIFF PILOT. On Saturday morning, at tide time, Mr. H. Williams, captain of the pilot cutter, Vesper, of Cardiff, whilst piloting the Swedish barque, Aurelia.from Gloucester, light, into the East Basin, had a very narrow escape ."of being crashed to death. The vessel, when entering the basin, col- lided with the west side. striking the anchor stock, which was lying over the side of the vessel, and lifted the anchor, several tons weight, into the air, throwing Williams, who was standing on ft, into the water. If he had not gone overboard nothing could have saved him from being crushed beneath the heavy mass, as it alighted on the forecastle.
ROBBERY OF TIMBER AT DINAS COLLIERY. On Monday, at the Pentre police-court (before Mr. Gwilym Williams), William Williams and John Burton, lately employed at Dinas Colliery, were charged with stealing some timber, the pro- perty of Colonel Hunt. Mr. D. Rosaer appeared for the prosecution. The two defendants were employed as engineman and stoker on tha top of the pit. From time to time pieces of timber had been missed from the top of the colliery, and Police-constable Meyler was employed to mark some remaining. The pieces marked were traced to the possession of the prisoners. Williams pleaded guilty, and the prosecutor did not press the charge. He was sentenced to 14 days' im- prisonment with hard labour. Burton elected to be tried by a jury, and was in consequence com- mitted for trial at the sessions.
POOD AMTI/TERATION.—Dr. Tripe, as public analyet of. the Hackney district, reporta that the samples of milk, as usual, had furnished the largest proportion of adulteration, as three out of eight were adulterated, one to the extent of 18 per cent. All the samples of cocoa except one were sold all mixtures of ooooa, arrowroot, and sugar, the exception being Cadbury's Cocoa Essence, which was genuine, i.e., pure ooooa de- prived of some of its fat. The quantity of starch in the other samples varied between 67 and 80 per oent., so that allowing for the sugar there was not iIllOme of them more than 10 per oant. of COOOIt
SERIOUS CHARGES AGAINST A CALVINISTIC METHODIST MINISTER AT SWANSEA. At Swansea police-eourt, on Monday, Edward Edmonds, a ,minister of the gospel, in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists, and residing at Calvert-terrace, Swansea, was charged with travelling on the Great Western Railway without having previously paid his fare. Mr. W. R. Smith appeared for the company, and Mr. Simons, of Merthyr, was present on behalf of the defendant. Mr. Smith, in opening the case, stated that there were three charges against the defendant, but it might be more auitable for Mr. Simons if one charge were taken first. The circumstances of the case were very clear, and he would not occupy the court long. On the 10th of February last Mr. Edmonds was travelling from Swansea to Neath by an ordinary train, and took a second class return ticket. That ticket, which was numbered 4,720, was available for seven days, and the defendant should, in the ordinary oourse of things, come back on the 17th of FeDruary at the latest. The ticket (which Mr. Smith produced) had been used in its issue because it was clipped, and although a question might arise as to its date in consequence of the day of the month having been obliterated, their worships were aware that the date was impressed upon the back of the tickets when they were issued, but the day of the month had evidently been rubbed off the ticket he pro. duced. The thing was palpable, but he could not say by whom it had been done. The month and year remained, and he (Mr. Smith) would show the bench conclusively thatti o ticket 4,720 was issued to Mr. Edmonds. He vrovi A also show that on the 27th of February, that was 10 days after the time for using the ticket had expired, Mr. Edmonds arrived at Swansea by the night express, and gave up the ticket, No. 4,720, to Tottle, the collector. Tottle handed it to another collector named King. There was a little circumstance here which he ought to mention, but it might be explained by Mr. Simons. The company did not wish to convict anyone, except upon the clearest evidence, but, at the same time, he was bound to do his duty to his clients. There was an excess fare payable, by the train by which Mr. Edmonds arrived at Swansea on the 27th ult. After leaving the train he went up to the gate hurriedly, placed 6d. in the hands of Tottle with the ticket, and passed on without waiting for the change (which was 2d.) or the excess ticket. He pointed out that Mr. Edmonds had been in the employ of the company and well knew the circum- stances connected with travelling. William Henry. Cawley was called, and said he was junior booking clerk at the High.street station, Swansea. When tiokets were issued they were entered in a book after the train had started. On the 10th of February there were four tickets (2nd class) issued for the 3*20 Vale ef Neath train. The numbers were, according to the book in which they were entered at the time, 4,719, 4,720, 4,721, and 4,722. The ticket produced ani numbered 4,720 was the backward half of a second return tioket which he issued on the 10th. Cross-examined: If there was a mistake made in the ordering of a ticket it was cancelled in red ink and not used again. Witness was then cross- examined with regard to the other tiokets issued on the 10th, 22nd, and 26th of February; Albert Tottle, ticket collector at the Great Western Railway Station, Swansea, said he col. lected the tickets of passengers arriving by the night express on the 27th. Saw Mr; Edmonds, who was the first to come out of the train. He handed to witness an ordinary return tioket from Neath and 6d. for the excess. The excess was 4d., but defendant passed out through the gate and did not wait for the change. Sometimes the passengers, received excess notes and sometimes they did not. Witness gave the ticket to King. The ticket produced was that which he received. The day of the month had been rubbed out, but II February .79" remained. Mr. Smith How long is that ticket available? Mr. Simons I object to the question. How are the public to know how long the ticket is avail- able. I must say that I thought all the tiokets were available for a month. Mr. Fowler said he was surprised at that, as it was a fact very commonly known. The Mayor remarked that he did not know they were available for seven days, but had ,been of opinion that special tickets could be obtained which were available for a month. Mr. Smith explained that if a return ticket were taken for any distance under 50 miles it was available for seven days, but if over 50 miles for one month. John King proved receiving the ticket from tho last witness. Richard Richards, booking clerk, stated that on the 26th of February he was in charge of the station. Mr. Edmonds asked for a third return ticket for Landore. Witness noticed that several gentlemen connected with the Calvinistic Metho- dists took tiokets for Bridgend, and witness sus- pected that the defendant was going to Bridgend also. He asked the guard to ascertain if the de- fendant got into the train on the main line ..at Landore, and afterwards reported the matter to Superintendent Langdon. He also telegraphed to Bridgend. Martin Langdon, superintendent of police on the Great Western Bail way, produoed the stamped bye-laws of the oompany..An alteration was made some time ago in regard to return tickets, and notice was given to the public. Defendant had been in the service of the oompany for many years, and was now continually travelling over the line. In consequence of a report made to him, on the 26th, by Mr. Richards, he gave instructions which had led to the prosecution that day. He was told that Mr. Edmonds was announced to preach at Bridgend on the 26th. There was a ooard containing notices as to penalties and forfeitures at each station. Cross-examined: There was a charge made against Mr. Edmonds two years ago, but he was not prosecuted then. He stated that he was passed by a man named Marks. Marks had no power to pass him, and he afterwards paid Mr. Edmonds' fare. Witness did not get defendant turned from his situation on the Great Western Railway in order to get a man named Morgan appointed in his place. Mr. Edmonds had threatened to bring an action for libel against witness and Morgan some time ago, but there was no ill feeling on the part of witness cow. Witness saw a ticket in the possession of Mr. Simons one day which cculd not be recog- nised. (Laughter.) He thought he had heard that the late Mr. Henry Thomas, chairman of quarter sessions, had been complained of for ob. literating the print on the tiokets. In re-examination, Superintendent Langdon stated that he had to make a report to the .chief office in London before proceedings could be taken in cases of this kind. Mr. SimcnB then addressed the court for the defence. He gave the following explanation:— On the 22nd of February Mr. Edmonds took a second return ticket from Swansea to Neath. Instead of returning, as he intended, he went on to Port Talbot on the 24th, taking a single ticket for the north mail, having in his pocket the return from Neath to Swansea. On Tuesday, the 25th, he took a single third-class ticket from Port Talbot to Swansea. Oil Wednesday, the 26th, ho was in Swansea, and wishing, in company with Mr. Edwards, a draper, to see Mr. Besant, he asked Mr. Edwards to go with him to Landora. While the ticket for Landore was being issued, they discovered that Mr. Besant could not be seen, and Mr. Edwards said he would not go to Landore. As time was short Mr. Edwards obtained for the defendant a single ticket for Bridgend. On the 27th, Mr. Edmonds returned from Bridgend, taking a single ticket for Neath, and having in his possession the return-ticket taken on the 22nd, to carry him from Neath to Swansea. The return ticket for Landore had not been used at all. Mr. Edwards left Swansea for Neath at 1.35 on the 10th of February, and was talking to some friends on the platform at the latter place at 3.15 on that day. He could not, therefore, Mr, Simons pointed out, have received the ticket numbered 4,720 which was issued for the 3.20 train on that day, and there must have been a mistake somewhere. The defendant and others gave evidence in sup- port of the statement made by Mr. Simons, It was shown that Mr. Edmonds was at Neath at the time the ticket No. 4,720 was said to have been issued on the 10th ult. The Bench dismissed the first case, and pro- ceeded with a second, viz., that of using on the Great Western Railway -a ticket which was not available. This referred to the ticket which was given up at Swansea on the night of the 27th by the defendant. The Bench convicted the de. fendant of this offence, and fined him 10s. and costs, making a total of .£3 lOa. 41. The third charge was that of unlawfully alter. ing and defacing the ticket referred to above. The Bench dismissed this case.
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT AT DOWLAIS. Late on Thursday night, a m81 named James, employed at the werka, met with a serious acci- dent. He had been to supper, and was returning to his work when, crossing a wall on to a line of railway instead of going over the foot bridge pro- vided for the woikmen, he saw a locomotive shunting. He stood for a few minutes waiting for it to get out of the way when the London and North Western passenger train came along the line on which he was standing, knocked him a ova and ran over hinj. He received very serious u juiies, which it is feared will terminate fatally,
LAUNCH OF A GUION STEAMER. Messrs. John Elder and Co., of Glasgow, bave launched from their shipbuilding yard, at Govan. a steamer for Messrs. Guion and Co.'s New York fleet, which is said to be the largest vessel ever built on the Clyde, with perhaps one exception. The new steamer is named the Arizona, the cere- mony of christening having been performed by Lady Alexander, wife of Lieut..General Sir James E. Alexander, K.C.B., in the presence of a dis- tinguished company of spectators. The length of the Arizona is 465ft., her breadth 46ft., and her depth 37ft.; and the tonnage is calculated at 5,500. She is built to accommodate 140 first- class, 64 second-olass, and 1,000 third-class parson. gers or emigrants. The accommodation for the latter is on the main deck. The vessel is fitted with everything that comfort and efficiency can suggest, and is quite in keeping with Messrs. Elder and Co.'s world-wide reputation. At the luncheon, which took place after the successful launch, it was stated that the Guion Company had aimed at securing a steamer that would beat anything going across the Atlantic." The points specially considered were safety, economy, and speed. The Chairman mentioned that the Arizona could be made to carry 2,000 troops, and if she had been chartered to convey troops to Natal she would have been able to carry them from 10 to 14 days faater than the vessels of oertain ahipowmeM.
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IMPORTANT CASE UNDER THE COMPANIES ACT. THE BLAEN CAELACJ COMPANY, LIMITED. On Saturday in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, the Master of the Rolls gave judgment in the case of the Blaen Caelau Company, Limited. Mr. Roxburgh, Q.C., and Mr. Fellowes appeared on the adjourned sum- mons in this case; Mr. Davey, Q C., and Mr. Solomon against. The points in dispute are fully detailed in the judgment of the Master of the Rolls, who said that it waa one of the hard eases that sometimes arise under the Companies Act but tbe law was explicit, and every one must be taken to know the law. One question was, whether there was a contract to sell the mine, but he feared there was not. What happened was, there was an arrangement made by an old company of a similar name to the new one, for werking the Base mine, which was being wound up by resolution, and the two liqui- dators of the company, Mr. Balkan and Mr. Price, were by the resolution authorised to sell and transfer the leases, machinery, and plant of the old company to the new company in exchange for 4,8;8 £ 4 shares, .-£3 paid, of the capital of the new company, subject to an undertakingon the part of the new company to discharge all the remaining liabilities and the liquidators were authorised to concur in the formation of the new company. The new company was formed, and had articles of association. It was formed by seven people, of whom Mr. Price was one (Mr. Balkan was not), and it was resolved that it should purchase the leases, &c., of the old company. The articles of association recited that this company waa formed to purchase the said mines, leasee, &c., as a going concern, by the issue to the liquidators of the company for distribution 4,888 .-£4 shares, .-£3 paid. These articles were signed by one liquidator, but not by the other. It was first of all said that this was a contract in writing, duly registered, but his (the Master of the Rolls) opinion was that there was no contract at all. The articles of association were articles for the internal regula- tion of the company. The contract which the 25th section of the Companies Act required was a contract betwacn the company or somebody on its behalf on the one side, and the vendor on the other; but the present one was, if he might say so, a mere agreement between the persons who were. becoming shareholders of the association re- gulating their own terms of partnership, regula- tions which, according to the terms of the Act, might be altered by resolution. Was it possible, therefore, that the vendor, not being a party to the articles oould be bound ? It was said that if that was not a contract standing alone, yet the original resolution was but if that were so that would not mahe a registered contract. The arti- cles only contained a recital of the resolution au- thorising the liquidator to sell, not binding him to do so. Therefore the acceptance would not make a contract. The resolution only authorised the liquidator to sell to the new company, but did not bind him to do so. Somebody else saying he would take the contract did not bind the liquidator. ^his was an authority for someone to sell, and someone else to take the property without the consent of the person who had the power to • BelL There were, in addition, two fatal objections —one was that the articles were signed by only one liquidator when there were two, and the signa- ture of one of these liquidators would not do; and the other objection was that thexesolutions in question, dated the same day as the articles, were never confirmed. Another point had been taken- that if there was no contract under the articles there was a contraot by the acceptance of the shares by the shareholders and the payment of a sum in cash. That would have been the case if there had been an antecedent liability of the company to pay cash, but they were not to give cash, but shares. It was plain that there never was a contract to pay in cash, and consequently there was no debt due to the old shareholders. These unlucky people would get nothing for their property, and would have to pay the call on their shares. The sum. mons would, therefore, be dismissed, with costs.
ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION. ANNUAL MEETING. On Tuesday afternoon the annual general meet- ing of the friends and supporters of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution was held at Willis's- rooms, St. James's, London. His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, Loid Privy Seal, president of the institution, occupied the chair on the occasion. The meeting was infloentially and numerously attended. The Chairman,' m opening the proceedings, said that he should have very few words to say, for, however eventful the past year had been with regard to the extraordinary severity of the weather, and in other respects, yet, as far as the action of the lifeboats had been concerned, it had not produced any more than the usual startling oases of danger or distress. Mr. Richard Lewis, barrister, and secretary of the institution, then read the annual report, which commenced by stating that since the last meeting 10 new lifeboats had been placed on our coasts, there now being 267 lifeboats under the management of the society. During the year 1878 the lifeboats of the in- stitution had saved 471 persons from wrecks or endangered vessels, nearly the whole of them under perilous circumstances, when ordinary boats could not have been employed without great risk of life to those on board them. In addition, the lifeboats had helped last year to rescue 17 vessels from destruction. For those services and for saving 145 lives by fishing boats and other means, 11 silver medals and votes of thanks inecribed on vellum, and .-£2,750 had been granted by the institution. It was satisfactory to know that the exertions of the lifeboat men on the dis- astrous occasions of shipwreck, continued to be most gallant and persevering, and that these in. valuable services were performed without the less of a single life, or an accident to any of the boats employed, notwithstanding the fact that on service and at quarterly exercise, the lifeboats were tnanned in the year by about 12,000 persons. The numher of lives saved since the establishment of the in- stitution, either by ita lifeboats or by special exertions, for which it had granted re- wards, was 26,051. For these services It had feted 92 gold and 892 silver medals, besides pecuniary rewards to tho amount of .857,710. The committee cordially acknowledged the continued co-operation of the local branch committees and their honorary secre- taries, and the coastguard, boatmen, and fisher- men. Many very liberal donations and legacies received during the past year were gratefully acknowledged. The total amount of donations, subscriptions, and dividends received during that period had been -634,493. of which sum JE4,580 were special gifts to defray the cost of eight lifeboats. The expenditure had amounted to .-£37.439. The items of receipt and expenditure were detailed in the financial statement annexed to the report, audited, as usual, by Mr. Lovelock, public accountant. The report and accounts were adopted, on the motion of Mr. S. Cave, M.P., seconded by the Marquees of Headfort. Resolutions in support of the institution having been carried, various votes of thanks were passed, and. the proceedings ter. minated.
THE LEASING OF CWMAVON WORKS. LITIGATION BETWEEN MR. SHAW AND LORD JERSEY. In the Court of Appeal, Westminster, on Saturday, before Lords Justices Brett, Cotton, and Thesiger, an appeal was heard from a decision in the cause of Shaw v. the Earl of Jersey tried in the Common Pleas Division. The plaintiffs in the aotion, Shaw and others, were the assignees of a lease dated the 1st of April, 1840, from the Earl of Jersey to John Visrars. Under this lease certain lands in the parishes of Miohaelstown-upofn-Avon, and Baglan, in the county of Glamorgan, with the mines and works thereon, were demised for a term of 99 years upon certain rents and condi. tions. Mr. Vigars traded under the name of the Copper Miners' Company, but had transferred his whole interest in the lease to tho present plaintiffs. Amongst other things the lease gave liberty to take a large quantity of coal, and reserved a special royalty in respeot of that to the extent of ^61,000 a year. There was no dispute on that matter. There was also given by the lease liberty to raise ironstone, and to work certain mines and minerals, and a royalty of JE500 a year was reserved in respect of the coal, iron, and other minerals to be used and consumed in two furnaces existing upon the premises at the date of the lease. Provision was further made in the lease for the contingency of other furnaces being opened, and it was agreed that when other furnaces were ereoted a further slight payment shoald be made in the name of. rent in respect of the iron and coal consumed in the other furnaces. Some other furnaces had been erected on the land, but one of the original ones; together with some of the after-built furnaces, had been pulled down, and at the present time only two furnaces were ia use. Under these cir- cumstances, the question atone between the Earl of Jersey as lessor and the plaintiffs as lessees, as to whether they ought tj pay more than the original .-£500 a year in respect of the coal and ironstone consumed, or whether J6250 was due in respect of each furnace that had been erected. As the plaintiffs refused to pay the extra sum a dis- tress was put in by Lord Jersey, and two actions had been brought by the plaintiffs for an order for injunction to restrain the landlord from putting in the distress, and for damages in respect of the alleged illegal distress. An in. junction was applied for to prevent the landlord exercising his legal rights, pending the action, but the Common Pleas Division only granted it on condition that the money in dispute was brought into court by the plaintiffs- From that decision they now appealed, urging that an inj unction ought to go without their being obliged to pay the money into court. Mr. Harrison, Q.C., ap- peared for the appellants Mr. C. Bowen for the respondents. The Court dismissed the appeal, being of opinion that the matter in dispute was one within the discretion of the Court below, and as their lordships saw no reason to think that that discretion had been wrongly exeroised, the motion must be refused. Appeal dismissed.
By an unanimous vote of the College of Car. dinals at Rome Dr. Macoabe has been ap. pointed Archbishop of Dublin, and Monsignor Woodlook Bishop of Ardagh. A fire broke out on Sunday evening in Eaat London Theatre, Whitechapel, at a qnarter to nine. The flames were first discovered in the part where the scenery is stored. In a short time the entire building was in flames, and was totally destroyed, together with part of the adjoining premises, before the fire-engtneS obtained the mastery. The premises are covered by insurance. The theatre has been olosed for two weeks. Un- like the neighbouring theatre, the Pavilion, which also belonged to Mr. Morris Abraham, the Eaat London was not open os, Sunday evening* foe GWPD TTRRIOTTT
THE SOUTH WALES FOOTBALLS CHALLENGE CUP. PLAYING OFF THE FINAL TIE. £ ANOTHER GREAT VICTORY FOR NEWPORT. As anticipated by us, the match between New- port and Cardiff was not the final tie in this com- petition. The former club had played off its quota of matches, and were entitled to retain the cup for a second year, though they had previously reserved to themselves the right of playing again in the event of defeating Cardiff. They did defeat Cardiff, as everybody knows, and with their characteristic magnanimity and love of fair play, they forthwith invited the Neath and Swan- sea clubs to enter the arena again, and offered to play off the final tie with the winner on Saturday last. The invitation was accepted, and for a seventh time the Neath and Swansea clubs met to solve the apparently difficult problem of superiority. The problem was solved, Neath gaining the victory a severe and well-played game, although no goal was made by either side. Accordingly a meeting took place on Saturday between the Newport and Neath clubs, and the concluding match in the competition was decided, the result being another great victory for the Monmouth. shire team, as was generally predioted. The game was played at Newport, and created considerable excitement among the towns folk, who seemed to be prond of their ever victorious club, and jealous of the distinction it has attained. After the success of the preceding Saturday, the Newport men found on returning home that they weie regarded as veritable heroes, and the enthusiasm which then prevailed did not at once subside. When the match was announced it became the chief subject on the tapis of Newport gossip, and the dire defeat in store for Neath was often pictured and discussed. No one appeared to doubt the result; all had tohe most pro- found faith ijin their local "champions," and in betting circles five to one was offered in their favour, and never accepted. The weather was not so bright and genial as on the preceding Saturday; the opaque .clouds that hung overhead threatened rain, and the wind blew oold, but the ground was in fair condition, and nothing oc- curred to mar the success and pleasure of the contest. The field, which belongs to the New- port Club, is enclosed, and contains, in addition to other accommodation, a grand stand, and com- mittee rooms. It is admirably adapted to the purposes to which it is devoted, and, in fact, stands second to none in the district, its only disadvantage being, a rugged hill which rise in the rear, and gives the public a tempting opportunity of gaining a bird's eye view of the proceedings gratis. This disadvan- tage waa made disagreeably conspicuous on Saturday, as many hundreds resorted thither rather than contribute a sixpence to the club fund. The attendance in the field was, however, very numerous the grand stand contained a respeota- ble company, and the spectators below must have numbered nearly three thousand. The kick off was fixed for half-past three, and the respective teams were punctual in making their appearance on the field. The following are the names: —Newport: T. Ponsford, back; C. F. Thompson and ;A. J. Moggridge, three-quarter-baoks y G. Rosser, half.back; C. H. Newman and T. Spittle, quarter-backs D. L. Evans, A. Goss, F. A. Goss, G. T. Harding, E. Jenkins, H. S. Lyne, B. H. Loane, W. Phillips (captain), and W. Ponsford, forwards. Neath S. Clark, back; L. J. Kempthorne andB. Edwards, three-quarter- backs; B. Haycock and J. Moxham, quarter- backs; T. P. Whittington (captain), T. Williams, B. Gordon, F. David, M. Jones, — Cusse, A. Green, — Peters, H. W. Davies, and F. Sadler, forwards. Beferee, Mr. C. Herbert, Land and Water, and umpire, Mr. B. Mullock. Newport won the toss for selection of goal, ,and the ball was kicked off by the cap- tain of the Neath team. It was speedily driven into Neath territory, where the first scrum- mage ensued. On the escape of the leather from the struggling group, it was seized by a Neath man, but he was at once collared. It then got into Newman's hands, who succeeded in making a splendid run, and, on being intercepted, he passed it to Roner. By Bosser it was conveyed into close proximity to the Neath goal, where, amidst some excitement, a severe scrummage took place. The Newport men gained the advantage, being evidently the stronger team, and Neath was obliged to touch down in self-de- fence. a Whittington having kicked off the ball, it was caught by Bosser, who made a gallant run-with it. but was collared. In the scrummage Jenkins secured the ball, and by a capital run and some clever dodging, which was applauded, carried it forward a considerable dis- tatce, when he was somewhat roughly overthrown and left on the ground. Rosser, however, was on the alert, and he followed up the advantage by securing the ball and making off with it across the field. Finding himself almost surrounded he passed it on to Moggridge, who was waylaid by a group of Neath men. After a scrum- mage the ball again fell into Rosser's hands, and by a series of passes, exe- cuted with great skill and agility, it reached Harding, who secured a try, a result which called forth an ovation for Newport from the excited spectators. After the "usual preliminary dis- pnte," Moggridge kicked for goal, but the position being one of disadvantage, he failed. After some good dribbling by Jenkins, the ball was kicked by W. Ponsford, and Neath were again compelled to touch down in self-defence. The ball, on being again kicked by Neath, was caught by Newman, who made a neat run with it, but was collared. A scrummage ensued,and the ball was dribbled forward into Neath territory, and so well kicked by Goss that Neath had once mote to resort to a touchdown to avert the less desirable result. On the recommencement of the play, a good run was made by Neath, and resulted in a scrummage, which gave the advantage to New- port. Some splendid passing by Newport followed, the ball going from man to pian in quiok Succes- sion, right asroes the field, a feat which drew from the sensitive onlookers another round of ap- plause. Its further progress waa prevented by the Neat,h men, but in the scrummage it was secured by Spittle, who made off with it, and after evading a number of opponents, passed it to. W. Ponsford. He was collared, but in the Bcrummage Spittle aga.in obtained possession of the ball, and kicked it forward. It was caught by Thompson, and passed in succession to Newman and Jenkins, and thus brought across the field, where another scrummage took place. It next fell into W. Ponaford's hands, who passed it to Moggridge, by whom it was thrown''to another player, and kicked nearer to the Neath goal. Alter a scrum- mage Harding got the ball, kicked it forward, and by the Neath backs it was sent ia touch. It was next caught by Newman, and after a smart run passed fro:n him to Mog- gridge, who kicked it in touch close to the Neath goal line. From the scrummage Jenkins escaped with the ball, but was soon intercepted, and after another scrummage the Neath men succeeded in gaining a few yards, and were encouraged bycrias of Well-played, Neath." 1 hey did not maintain the advantage, and the ball getting into the hands of Mocrgridge he made a splendid run with it. and by a drop-kick gained the first goal, amidst en. thusiastic cheering. After another preliminary dispute," with regard to an alleged "hand ball," the game was resumed, the ball being kicked off by Whittington. It was returned into Neath terri. tory by Newman, but again kicked forward. Spittle then secured it, and made a clever run, which resulted in a scrummage on Neath ground. Rosser next ran off with the bali, but was stopped by the Neath back, Clark, and it was kicked in touch. A scrummage resulted in the overthrow of the Neath men, who were nearly all laid flat on the green sward, and W. Ponsford kicked the ball close to the Neath goal, where it was intercepted by Clark, but again driven forward by Newman. David, of Neath, here made a good run, but it transpired that the ball had been in touch, and he was brought back. In the scrummage Newman secured the leather, and from him it was passed to Rosser, who threw it forward, and another scrummage took place in the Neath 25. This resulted in Newman again gaining possession of the ball, and dribbling it forward several yards, when it was caught by Phillips, who compelled Neath to touch down in Belf-defence. After the kick off some neat dribbling by Harding, and a run by Spittle, brought the ball once more into the Neath 25. It was then secured by Newman, and passed to RoBser, who made a capital run, but was overthrown by Sadler. In the scrummage Gordon obtained possession and made off, but was stopped by Newman, and a Bcrummage then ensned. Spittle then became the holder of the ball and passed it to Moggridge, who made an admirable run and evaded a number of opponents before he was collared.. From the scrummage it got into Newman's hands, and was then passed to Bosser, who by a capital run carried it into the Neath 25, where he fell. Some good play by Jenkins and Newman was the next noteworthy item, and when half-time was called, the Neath goal was in danger. The bystanders here encouraged the players, who had certainly worked hard, by another ovation. The result had been regarded as a foregone con. clusion, and the hopeless battle the Neath men were fighting was made the subject of some good- natured banter by the elated friends of Newport. Tho Neath men, though anticipating a defeat, did not expect to be so completely overpowered, and at thie point in the game they certainly seemed somewhat crestfallen. With them the match hail so far, been all hard uphill lighting, and those who are acquainted with the Rugby roles will un. stand the difficulty of this task. Eton hag her wall, Winchester her picked eleven players and canvas walled boundaries, Charterhouse her cloisters, and Marlborough her "squashes," "place-kicks," and" runs m," but none of these involve so much bard work, or lay the player open to so much rougn usage, as the Rugby game. The Neath team, lea on by an energetic captain, did their best under the cir. cumctances, and stood their manfully till the termination of the matcn, knowing well that they had not a ehadow of a chance. Having changed goals, play was resumed by Phillips kicking the ball. It was returned by the Neath backs, secured by W. Ponsford, who made a good run, and, on being waylaid, mistook a foe for a friend, and innocently passed the ball to a Neath man, who received it with a smile. He was, however, collared, and after a scrummage in the Neath 25, and some capital kickixg on both sides, Jenkins obtained posses- sion of the leather, and with surprising agility evaded his pursuers and gained a try, and Mog. gridge kicked for goal, but the:ball went wide, the kick being from an angle, and the Neath men securing it, they touched down in self-defence. The ball, on being set free onoe more, was oaoght by Spittle, who ran with it across the field in handsome style, and was ultimately collared by Sadler. The Neath backs kicked the ball, but it was driven forward again by Moggridge, and was caught by Jenkins, who, having a clear course before him, made for the Neath goal, and touched down between the posts, gaining another try. Jenkins, who had certainly distinguished himself during the game, was here made the subject of three hearty choers. Moggridge kicked for goal, but again the ball went wide, and was driven back by Whittington. Some fine play by Newport followed, Spittle, A. Goes, Mcggridge, tmd Jcnfcuw making A wtowi* sion of gallant runs, and bringing the ball into tbe Neath 25, where Sadler caught it and gained a free kick. The ball next got into the possession of Jenkins, and was by him passed to Rosser, who was collared by Gordon, and a scrummage ensued. Newman then succeeded in escaping with the ball, and, evading Sadler and a numbef of others who were in close pursuit, conveyed it into the Neath 25. From him it reached Hardingi who kicked it forward, and Clark, after a vain endeavour to make off with it, touched down is self defence. On being returned to the field, the ball was caught by Moggridge; and after scrummage it passed into W. Ponsford's hands, and by some splendid playing went from him to Newman, from Newman to Rosser, and froffl Bosser to Thompson, who kioked it into a posi- tion dangerous to Neath. After a scrummage, L. Evans got a maul in goal, which resulted in Neath touching down in salf-dafenoe. On being kicked off, the ball was taken possession of by Gordon, who made a good run. He was stopped, and it was driven on to Neath ground, secured by Spittle, and with little difficulty another try was gained, the Neath baehs being away from the goal. The kisk for goal by Moggridge was again a failure, the. ball passing: under the posts, where it was caught by Clark, who, on being assailed by Phillips, touched down in self-defence. Before many more minutes had elapsed the ball was in the possession of Newman, who made a clever run, and on being collated, passed it to Moggridge. This ocenrred almost in the centre of the field, but Moggridge, by his superiority in running, eluded those in chase, overthrowing several, ana making in a circuit for the rear of the goal, he gained a try, for which feat he was warmly applauded. The kick by Moggridge resulted in a goal, and the bystanders gave venti to their enthusiasm in another spirited ovation. The ball,, on being kicked by Whittington, wasoaught by Moggridge, and, after a struggle, passed to Jenkins, and from } him to Newman, who was collared, and a free kick gained by Neath. It was again caught by Newman, and from a scrummage it got into Thompson's hands, who ran with it into the Neath 25, amidst great applause, and was ultimately caught by the leg by Clark, and over- thrown. Newman then secured the ball, made a capital run, and passed it to A. Goss, who was collared by Gordon. By Bosser, Gordon was brought tc a stand, and Neath then secured a third free kiok. The bail was, however, kioked straight up in the air, and, on falling, was caught by Newman, who kicked it ovar the goal line, where it was touched down in self defence bJ Gordon. An interesting incident here oeourred. Clark, the Neath back, had injured hia ankle, and, being unable to walk, had lain down at the rear of the goal posts. On seeing the goal threatened he at once jumped up, and limped forward to his post, for which display of pluck he was heartily applauded. He was again obliged to retire in consequence-of the injury to his foot, and did not take any active part at the conclusion of the game. After some BcrnmtaageB Thompson made a smart run, and n-om. JenkiM to Rosser and from Bosser to Thompson the ball was passed with accomplished skill. Thompson waB collared by Kempthorne, and more scrummages ensued. Some good drib- bling by Bosser and a kick from W. Ponsford sent the ball again olose to the Neath goal, and Neath touched down in self defence. Time was then colled, and the players left the field to participate in the dinner which had been prepared for them at the [King's Head Hotel. The result of the match was as followsNewport, 2 goals, 4 tries, and 8 touchdowns.
STRANGE CONDUCT OF A FATHER. An inquest was held on Monday afternoon, at Bollow, near Gloucester, on the body of a youth named John Jones, who was drowned in a boat accident on the 9th of January, on Tewkesbury Weir, the deceased, with his master, Thomas Payne, a basket maker, having taken the weir instead of the lock. It waa stated by a witness, Thomas Cox, that after the body had been identified by the jury the father fetched it in a boat, and returned up the river nearly 30 miles alone. On reaching Tewkesbury he was remon- strated with by Cox, to whom he had intimated that he should leave the body in the boat all night. To avoid this Cox took the boat to the lock, where it, with the body, remained all night. On the following day a joiner brought a coffin and interred the body. A verdiot of acci- dental death was returned, and the jury censured the ^deceased's master, who was in charge of the boat.at the time.
ALLEGED MALICIOUS ACT UPON THE SEVERN AND WYE RAILWAY. A reward of <610 has been offered by the Severn and Wye Railway Company to any person giving information in reference to a recent alleged malicions act in placing a large stone upon the railway near Whitecroft Railway Station, result- ing in an accident to a passenger train, the engine of which was thrown from the line. Fortu- nately the only inconvenience suffered by the passengers was a shaking. The driver imme- diately reversed his engine, which was brought to a stand without material injury. Telegrams were sent to Lydney and Parkend, the former for a train to convey the passengers to that place. and the latter for an engine to remove the carriages blocked by the accident. A staff of men, after a few hours, were enabled to clear the line.
I THE VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE. Two hundred and sixty dead bodies of miners lie entombed in the Abercarn pits, and the War- wickshire miners have met to express their sur- prise and dismay that the law does not compel owners of mines to restore the dead to their families. But the Warwickshire miners ought to be told that next to the contempt of the living the strongest sentiment which our later civilisa- a tion has generated in us is contempt of the dead. 4 Don't the miners know, for instance, that whereas '1 seaside mariners will make a handsome salvage jj out of the recovered wreck of a ship, they A will not earn a penny by Bimply directing their JK efforts to the rescue of the living people on "J board ? It is better worth a man's while to save f* a hogshead of sugar from the deep than a hundred human lives. The Bea illustrates our contempt of ? the living; the land of our dead. Let the miners groan as they please. He will be a shrewd reaeoner who shall persuade a colliery owner that the remains of a man who lies dead in his pit are worth the cost of a spade.—-Mayjair.
ROYAL VISIT TO OXFORD. The Prince of Wales, the Crown Prince and Princess of Germany, and Prince William of Prussia, accompanied by the Countess Beuhl, Count Seckendorf, General the Hon. A. Vrding, an! other members of their suite, and the Dean of Westminster, visited Oxford on Tuesday. The Royal party, who were warmly received, drove from the station to Magdalen College, and then inspected the chapel at All Souls and the Bodleian Library, and afterwards honoured the Dean of Christchurch and Mrs. Liddell with their company at luncheon, leaving Oxford again by the half-past four train on the Great Western Railway.
THE STRIKE AT DUNRAVEN COLLIERY, RHONDDA VALLEY. The strike at the above colliery came to an end on Monday, when the hauliers submitted to the 10 per cent reduction, and returned to their work. The colliers returned to work during the latter part of last week, and the hauling from them, in the absence of the regular hauliers, was done by the firemen and other officers of the colliery. The rents of all the houses belonging to the oompany have been reduced at the rate of 10 per cent.
THE RESTORATION OF LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL. We understand that Mrs Lynch Bloaee w moat anxious to receive those subscriptions whion have been kindly promised to her for the completion of the stall work in Llandaft Cathedral. Tnoae who intend to give should do so with as little delay as possible, as Mrs. Bloaaewiaheatohavealltho, necessary money collected before she leaves the Deanery. Fourteen figures! hate been ordered. They are being designed by the eminent sculptor Armstead, and executed by Mr. Griffiths, of London. Two hundred and sixty pounds have been given or promised, and £140 are still required.
It is about time that lawyers clearly defined the nature of gifts. If I fall in love with a girl and give her a watch, and then quarrel with her, and snatch the watch from her waistband and keep it, am I a thief, or am I merely an unpunishable cad. One or the other I must be. If I am a thief, then I ought to go to prieon. But if I have a right to the watch, then I should be glad to know why any magistrate should oblige me to return it to the girl ? Richard Dickenson gave Emily Annie Meade a silver Geneva watch and a gold keeper ring. It is presumed that he either got tired of Emily Annie or coveted the watoh and keeper he had given to her. Anyhow he managed to get the things from her, and Emily Annie brought him before Mr. De Rutzen. Mr. De Rotzen discharged Richard, and ordered the property to be given up to Emily. If Richard stole the watch and keeper, why was he discharged ? If he did .not steal them why was he ordered to restore them? They were either his or the girl's. If the girl's, then Richard was a thief. If Richard's, then Emily had no right to possess then. If I were to give Mr. De Butzen a dozen of old port, then regret the gift and break into his cellar af tea dark, and carry off the bottles, would a brother-magistrate commit me for burglary, or would he discharge me and order the constable to put the bottles baat iatQ Str, De Etytaea'* c«U«c ?~X(iyfairt i.