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This valuable Medicine now finds a larger sale in Every Town and Village. from Land's End to John O'Groats than any other Couch or Lunlf Cure. Why. rjMJDOR ^TILLIAMS JgA I. SAM OF H 0 N E Y Contains the Pure Welsh Honey and all Essence of the Purest and Most Efficacious Herb, being gathered on the hills of Wales at the prolpe., season, when it-a virtues are in full perfection. BRONCHITIS. THERE are Thousands of Children who die annually from Bronchitis. Whooping Cough, and Croup. Th:s is a grand discovery for the Core of such Complaints. Tt is I.N VALUABLE for Weak-chested Men. Delicate Women, and Children. It cures when all other remedies fail. It cures Coughs, Colds. Aroiivtiitf*. Asthma, Tightness of tne Chest. r., carp" ♦n«nndti of children of Bronchitis tnd Whooping Coughs. It cures for One Sbiiliuz when Pounds have been spent in vain, TRY IT! If von have a Cough, try it: if you have a. Cold try it: if vou have Bronchitis, tri- it. 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I TO-DAY'S WEATHER. The forecast of the weather throughout the West, of I, ,11\(1 South Wales for to-flav (Tuo-i-iav) is s, follows :—IK. er N. iK. uinds, fresh clond'j; showers.
FfEEK'S TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL. The following table gives the t-amperature and rainfall at Cwrt-y-Vil. ^enarth, fo- 24 hours, as I read at ?.<) a.m., and entered to the preceding day Temperature. DATE. i Rainfall. Max Mm. Mean 1- Tuesday 2 j 50 40 I 44"S -65 We inesday J 43 42 i, 41Ti -20 Thursday 4 43 40 38'5 -28 Friday 5 40 34 35*0 00 Saturday 6 46 30 41*0 1*40 Sunday 7 50 36 43-5 *10 Monday 8 52 39 45'5 1 18
By the Way. Welsh Wesleyan Methodism was first definitely established in Wales just a hundred years ago, the first mission being founded at Ruthin, chiefly by the exertions of one Edward Jones, a native of that neighbourhood. Eventually two Welsh missioners were appointed by the Conference, and these met with remark- able success wherever they went. The country, in fact, was ripe for a move- ment of that kind. Calvinism had been in the field for more than sixty veara, and many people were tired both of the doc- trines and practices of the Rowlandists, as the Calvinistic Methodists were called at one time. The reaction- came, and with it the Wesleyan movement. Owen Davies and John Hughes, the first Wesleyan ministers in Wales, "took" things at the flood, and so they led the movement on to fortune. From the commencement Welsh Wes- leyan Methodism has flourished better in North than in South Wales. There is a reason for the fact in the religious con- dition of North and South. In South Wales a reaction had already set in against Calvinism, and developed into Unitarian- ism. Unitarianism, one is aware, is the off-shoot of Arianism. and that, again, of Presbvterianism, but it is none the less a reaction from the Calvinism which Row- lands, Williams of Pantycelyn, and the other revivalists taught and preached. Now, in North Wales there was very little Arminianism, and Unitarianism never put up "its tabernacle there. The revolt against Calvinism, therefore, took a milder form, and add-ed fuel to the fire which the Wes- leyans kindled in the Southern counties. Wesleyan Methodism saved North Wales from Arianism and Unitarianism. But whether that should be counted unto it for righteousness cr not is another matter. It may not be generally known that the Wes- leyans did mere than anv other denomina- tion to foster and encourage the Welsh periodical press in the days of its infancy. The periodical they started early in the century, the "Eurgrawn," is still flourish- ing. Unfortunrtely for the new move- ment, in its earlier years it was denied the sympathy and support by the ConferencJ which it ought to have received.. Seve- rally the leaders were re-called to England, with the result that Welsh missions for a time were severely crippled. Wiser coun- sels, however, prevailed at length at head- quarters, and Welsh Wesleyan Methodism was saved. In the current number of the "Spec- tator" the question of employing shields in war is discussed at some length. There is a great deal to be said for the proposal, curious, not to say Quixotic, though it appear at first sight. Our recent expe- rience at the Tugela River, it is pointed out, shows how liable guns are to be put out of action by skirmishers, now that the effective range of rifles is beginning to aoDroximate to the radius of visibility. I Front this it is argued that if Colonel Long's guns had been provided with bullet-proof shields they might have made I a better fight against the Boer sharp- shooters. Artillerists maintain, however, that such shields would interfere with the mobility of the guns, while they would be a fatal target for opposing artillery, and would burst shells that would otherwise fly wide. The first of these two objections is met by saying that mobility is not the sole desir- able quality in gurs; and after the Tugela experience it must be felt that a shield would have been a useful exchange for some rounds of shell. To the second objection it is replied that shields might be so constructed that they could be lowered out of the way when an artillery duel was in progress. We are also reminded that I the Boer maxim which played such havoc at Graspan was saved from being enrly put out of action by its shield, which pitted I all over with bullets before a shell finally broke it in two. So much for the applica- tion of shields, to field guns. The weight of argument is decidedly in favour of their employment. The question of their use by infantry, however, seems to be a much more difficult one. Many civilians and soldiers, indeed. treat it with ridicule, though experts like Major Boynton and Professor Byles assure us that a shield adequate for protection against rifle fire can be made light for use in advance. The former expert thinks that the weight can be reduced to seven pounds by the use of one of the new alumi- nium alloys. Mr. Marsden suggests the employment of the material which a Ger- man inventor offered to the English War Office some years ago. This recalls to the author's mind the policy of the Duke of I Wellington when he was at the Horse Guards. The duke was often visited by would-be inventors of shot-proof cuirasses, and his invariable custom was to ask the inventor to put on his own cuirass, and to order a couple of files with loaded muskets. The suggested trial would never come off. One great objection to the use of shields in attack is that it might diminish the men's courage, and would certainly impair their mobility. Every improvement in weapons has been opposed at first, and this objection, therefore, does not count for much. The second! objection, how- ever, is more serious. Everything that adds to the soldier's load impedes his move- ments and freedom of action. If. how- ever, the shields were eofinned to frontal attacks the difficulty might be surmounted, because a single wagon might carry enough shields for a whole battalion. However, the question is more academic than prac- tical, though there is no reason why the proposed experiment should not be made. A correspondent in the same number, it may ba added, nooh-poohs the idea of using shields. The best shields for infantry in action, in his opinion, are good shooting- shoot your enemy first, and he cannot shoot you; rapidity of movement and expertness in skirmishing, and the art of I taking cover. A correspondent from down West sends a humorous story about a certaiu recruit- ing sergeant who was "taken in," and as it has the appearance of truth and freshness it may find a place here. The sergeant was sitting in a public-house, when a fine, strapping young man came on the scene. The man of stripes, with an eye to busi- ness, asked him to have a dirink. Be jabbers, I will tak a dhrop of the cratur," J said the new-comer, who was an Irishman, adding, "And a foine time you soldiers get, to be shure. Yes. I will have another drop, for the sake of the Old Country." Becoming fairly primed, he agreed) to enlist as a soldier. "But. begorra!" said Pat, "and a Fusilier I shall be." It was agreed that he should choose his own regiment, and he was taken to the barracks to be examined next morning by the doctor. Pat awoke with a grin on his face, and, when the sergeant arrived, said, "And nivver a soldier will I make, for I have 'bawled feet. Tne sergeant had not looked at the young man's feet, or he might have dis- covered that both were clubbed.
SOUTH WALES INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS. THE LEWIS PRIZES. A general meeting of the South Wales Insti- tute of Engineers was held on Monday morn- iner at the institute, Cardiff, Mr. K. K. Jordan, F.G.S., presiding. In opening the proceedings the Chairman said that a new sheet of the geological survey map had just been issued. It comprised the district between the Taff Vale and Pyle. The next sheet would take in the disi-rirt. f,YrI ihor. -&.4.4 U40ULAVO 11 VU1 AUC1* dare to eath. consequently the whole of the eastern coalftelds of South Wales would be in- cluded in these two sheets. Instead of having one tint, the maps were printed in three tints, showing the different strata, which was very satisfactory. He felt great gratification at findiilg that several statements that he made about the seams 24 years ago, which were not well received by many of his friends at the time, were now confirmed by the gentlemen constructing the geological sur- vey. After the election of several new members the Chairman said that the examiners had awarded the Lewie prizes for essays on "Col- liery Surface Arrangements" to Mr. S. S. Everett, late of Pentre, RhonHda Valley (1st prize): and Mr. Ernest H. Thomas, Gadlys, Aberdare I?nd prize). In making their award they said that the essays were well worthy of the prizes. They were sorry (said Mr. Jordan) that neither of the winners was able to be pre- sent. There was nothing that helped a man in a profession more than the preparation of papsrs upon certain subjects to be read before men who knew as much (perhaps more) about the subject as he dM. It crystallised his views and made him a better man. Mr. White, who received the first prize on behalf of the winner, said that Mr. S. A. Everett had gone to Nottingham to take up a position that was a great advance upon the one he held at Pentre. Paper3 were then read and discussed—"End- less Winding," by Mr. T. A. O'Donahue; "Deep Pumping at the Elliot Colliery." by Mr. E. M*. Hann; "Pit-head Pulley Framings," by Mr S. A. Everett; "The Relative Positions of Drums and Pulleys in Winding Arrangements," by Mr. G. W. Westprarth; and "Nctes on the Coal Beds of Queensland." by Mr. T. P. Moody
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Coo I.att for itiaootarattsit, LONGCHOSS STREET BAPTIST o CHAPEL, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10th, SPECIAL SERMON by REV. CHARLES DAVIES, (of the Tabernacle). Service commences at 7.30. Mr. F. W. JONES will preside at the organ. e3005 GENERAL Servant Wanted; must be rood plain cook and foud of children.— Apply, Mrs. Pkton 1'nillips, Dayle House, Llandilo. 443?il6 WANTED immediataly, a thoroughly respectable and energetic Man as Collector-Salesman in the Hereford district; man if d man preferred; who could take charge of a simll dpot; permanent nituation and to a suitable man.—Apply The Singer Manufacturing Company, 6, High-street, Hereford, or 4, St. Cardiff. 4473116 P0NT\r00L.—Great Western Dining Rooms; in centre of town; satisfactory reason for disposal; -■iiarantepd; splendid opening for energetic htuin^si I)P(iple.-At),nly, William Seabourne. 4474il2 EXCELLENTLY Furnished Apartments; central: plensantly situated; double-fronted house.—85, Coltim-road. 4475il2 WHOLESALE Wine Merchants require Represen- TT tative for Monmouthshire and South Wales; must have good connection.1—Address D 9, Western Mail, Cardiff. 4476il2 REQUIRED by Youn? Ladv, situation as Govirntss R to children under 12; English, French, music (cer- tificated), drawing, painting.—A. oi ant's Library, Bar, Urpconshire. 4477112 HEADMISTRESS, certificated, Wanted for I'only- L 'noile National Schools: duties to commem e March pply, Saunders, Pontymoiie House, Vonty- PW'- 4478,12 QUANTITY dry elm c»fc»n boards, helves, ai.d ,«prag<.Aljply, John Hatton, Kincrton. 4479i36 WANTED Customer 25 to 3011>:<. fresh butter weejtly.—Hilton, Hoch, Pembrokeshire. 4180112 200 Cases Wiiite Wax Candles, 3s. 2d. per dozen; 10 2 ewt. mixed Pailitq,, lib. tins. 20s. per cv t ear- rv,x Hattett, Shrewsbury. 4483i13 TREDEGAR.—To T.et, on lease, best posit ion in j JL town, a fine Shop and House; newly fitted shop up; formerly oM-established busmen.—Dauncev, soli- citor, Tredegar. 4492)16 RESPECTABLE Married Couple; Without encum- brance age 30; good scholars: desire position of trust in a ijit)nth.-D 10, Western Mail, Cardiff. il6 WANTKD, amiable, attractive Youug- Lady m f" Barmaid; Willing to, assist;references; photo. —Mackworth Hotel, Neath. 4485112 WANTED immediately, experienced Working Housekeeper; Welsh preferred—Apply, stating age, references, and salary required, Proprietor, Dyne- n,r Arm H'<t"), Tantyffynou. 4495112 WANTED, a Commercial Room Waitress; also W Chambermaid.—Angel Hotel, Abergayeimy. i16 RHONDDA Valley.—To let, in main street. Tori, Pentre, House and Shop; large cellar, bakehouse, and warehouse; good position.—Apply, Mrs. Jenkins, flarth. Hirwain. 4486i!6 WANTED a Groom Gardener: married; lod^e and 33". a week :—Waters, Sarnau, Carmarthen. il6 FOlt. Sale.—Three good Shops, with good living ace inimoaiition: close hI railway station: price, £ 760.—Apply. 64. llailv.ay-stree}. 4491116 HOUSEKEEPER or ireful Maid; (toed cook and 1. diewoman age 34; highest reference.—A. H", 37. Oakfieid-strcet, Cardiff. 4472il'2 TO LKT, Mission ltoom; batk of 74. WoodviHe- r"ad, C'athavs.—Arp'v, 152, InWErnes-s-piace, Roafh. 44!8i 12 SALE; Pony; 12 hands; qniet to ride and diiv^ 152. 4119; 16 SWKDKS for fca'e; about 4 ions —Apply, Caipun- ter's Arms, Rurnuty, near Cardiff. 4430il2
The Man in the Street There is one thing about the electric light that, if it dees not illuminate, it at any rate enlivens the tedium of existence. From time to time it breaks down curiously, or else it turns frisky, and causes the gravest pedestrians to leap like blithesome lambkins. Then come the official expla- nations, and these, too, are not without the funny side, so, between everything, we have to thank the electric light for a dis- tinct addition to the pleasures of this weary mundane existence. This is the "tate of things at Cardiff, and it seems to be the same at Manchester. There, we are told. at two o'clock on Satur- day afternoon, "exactly at high 'Change, a tremendous explosion took place in Cross-street, in the midst of a crowd of business men who throng the entrances to the Royal Exchange. Some defect in the electric currant in the street was being attended to when an explosion came. It was followed by others, and flags were up- heaved. and sheets of flame belched from the excavations. Several people were knocked down. and hats were blown off in all uirections." How the little Manchester boys must have enjoyed the fun! High 'Change, indeed. Rather, high jinks! The ''squads of locomotive mystery," who have been careering in the columns of the "Sew York World'' recently, have been hung up to cool. The invasion of Canada is postponed until the spring. Meanwhile, the Yankee yellow press are maintaining the excitement by claiming the chief of the Boer leaders, including Slim II Piet Joubert, as American born and bred. "A Railway Shareholder" publishes another letter this morning, in which hs confuses the issue. Councillor John Jen- kins's agitation is directed against the house-eoalownera. because they have estab- lished a "ring" by means of which they are unduly forcing up the price of coal. "A Railway Shareholder" attacked him for objecting to this operation, and then went off at a tangent, alleging that the steam coal market and restricted output justified the advance. All which is quite beside the question of tlio action of the owners of house coal, who have taken advantage of the misfortunes of the country and of the war "scare" in order to screw an abnormal price out of the poor of the land. An effort is being made to induce the Swansea Corporation to "save the face" of the Home Office in the matter of the stipandiaryship blunder. In all incidents of this kind there are always found certain fussy people who are ready to sacrifice the interests of their own town in order to make themselves "solid" in high quarters. If it is a question of dignity, Swansea should surely consider its own position in the matter. The Home Office has- shown them scant courtesy, and should be made to realise that even local authorities have rights and dare maintain them. Besides, financial questions are involved, and Swan- sea should n-t lightly put aside the chance of economising expenditure. The malcontent ratepayers of Cardiff are as amusing as the vagaries f the electric light. They object to the Corporation Bill because, they say, the town is heavily com- mitted under its present Acts. Appa- rently, the objectors are unable to perceive that the passage of the pressnt Bill would result in partially relieving the financial strain. I say "apparently" advisedly., for there is only too good reason for believing that the dimness of perception is more apparent than real. Ostensibly the opposition at last night's meeting was that of Cardiff ratepayers, horror-stricken at the extrava- gance of the corporation. As a matter of fact, the opposition is being fomented by people who fear for their own special and private privileges at Penarth and elsewhere. That the flurry wluch is being raised is not the work of genuine friends of Cardiff is proved by the fact that the attack centres upon the plan for the western sewer. The need for a new sewage outlet has been Dressing upon the town for lone: years. The insufficiency of the present sewer for the pressure which is put upon it constitutes a standing menace to the health of the whole district. And it is this beneficent measure, which has been calculated on lines which would bring relief to sewage-saturated Penarth as well, which is being so strenuously opposed I Of course, we hear a great deal about what Penarth is going to do for its own relief. We heard the same story with re- gard to Pontcanna when the Llandaff Dis- trict Council opnosed the transference of that locality to the borough in February, 1898. The most solemn pledges were then given that the sanitarv condition of Pont- canna would be immediately rectified. We were told, indeed, that the rectification was already under way. Yet it is a melan- choly fact that up to the present moment —two years later—those pledges have not been fulfilled I The interests of the mass of the people in Pontcanna and the adjacent districts of the borough were then sacrificed to those of well-to-do opponents who are not affected by insanitary conditions; as now similar influences are at work to defeat the legitimate demands of the western portion of Cardiff and the needs of the bulk of the population of diphtheria-ridden Penarth- W.J.N.
THE PRUSSIAN MET. Berlin, Tuesday.—The Chancellor. Prince Hohenlohe, took the place of the Kaiser at the opening of the Prussian Diet to-day, and read til3 Imperial speech, which announced various measures relating to domestic matters, the only one of importance being the Xew Canal Bill. No reference was made to foreign affair.—Central News.
CHURCH DESTROYED BY FI R B. The Congregational Church at Oldsleigh Park, near Finchley, Middlesex, waa burned to the ground on Monday night. The church was bnilt in 1888.
DEATH OF A WELL-KNOWN SPORTSMAN. With regret we announce the death of Mr. Herbert Rymill. of Barbican Horse Repository, London. The deceased, who was about 66 years old, succumbed iast Monday evening to an at- tack of peritonitis. Mr. Rymill was very popu- lar in racing and coursing circles, and he will be remembered as the owner of JJruce, who started favourite, and ran fourth for the Derby in 1S82, won. by S'notover. A fortnight later Bruce won the Grand Prize of Paris. Bruce won the Grand Prize of Paris.
FOOTBALL. CARDIFF FOOTBALL CLUB—Cardiff Arms ParV —BiacWheatb v. Card'ff, Saturday. January litTi. 1900. Gates open at 1.30, kick off 2.5 punctually. Reserved "eats inside ropes Is. as usual, on application. e8006
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THE CROWD OUTSIDE THE PRISON. BLACK FLAG GREETED WITH CHEERS. Louise Josephine Masset, 36, a French gover- ness. was executed at Newgate on Tuesday morning for the murder of her illegitimate child, Louis Masset, aged three years and a half. The crime was of a peculiarly co:d- blooded nature. The child had been reared by a woman who received regular payment from Miss Masset through the father, a Frenchman. Miss Masset was herself half French. She regularly visited the child, but on the 27th of October she took him frim his forster mother, ostensibly to send him to France by the desire of the father, but at Dalstbn Station it was proved she went into the ladies' lavatory and there strangled the child, leaving the body in a nude state, covered only with a shawl. The motive for the crime was supposed to be the fact that Miss Ma et was courting a young Englishman, and wished to be relieved of the encumbrance of the child. Mrs. Dyer, the notorious Reading baby fanner, was the last woman executed at Newgate. Not. withstanding the heavy mit that enveloped the city, a crowd commenced to collect outside the prison walls before seven o'clock. By eight o'clock it had swelled to considerable dimen- sions, and when, at a quarter to nine, the prison bell began to toll between two and-three thousand persons must have been present. The foreign element was conspicuous by its almost entire absence, though it was reported that a female relative of the condemned woman was among the crowd. Not more than a few seconds had elapsed after the hour of nine had struck when the black flag was run up from the quadrangle, announcing to the world that Louise Masset had met her doom. The appearance of the flag was greeted with loud cheers, but the crowd, which was a most orderly one, at once quickly dispersed. The ¡ execution was carried out by Bilington. assisted by his son. Since Sunday, when the Home Secretary's final decision was communicated to her, the wretched woman had remained in a most despondent and dejected state of mind. She retired to her bed shortly after ten o'clock on Monday night, but she was very restless, and had little sleep. She rose at six o'clock on Tuesday morning. The condemned woman looked nervous and haggard, but did not show the slightest symptoms of fear at her approach- ing end. She scarcely touched her breakfast, which consisted of bread and butter and tea. The Rev. Mr. Ramsay, prison chaplain, was with her to the last. The process of pinioning was carried out without the slightest resis- tance, and, to the relief of all, she confessed to the crime, her last words being, "What I am about to suffer is just. And now my con- science is clear." She walked to the scaffold without assistance, and death appeared to be instantaneous. THE INQUEST. An inquest wasr subsequently held on the body of Louise Ma,ss?t, and the usual verdict was returned. The governor of the gaol informed the coroner that deceased said to the chaplain, "What I am going to suffer is just." The fea- tures of the woman presented a placid appear- ance. and beyond the mark of the rope around the neck there was no indication that she had met with a violent death.
PLAYED HIDE AND SEEK ON THE EVE OF HER DEATH. On Saturday Mr. Fenestre sent the following letter to the Home ""SecretaryI have Just been informed this afternoon by telegram of your decision not to grant a reprieve to the unfortunate Louise Masset, the sister-in-law of my worthy partner. I am sorry to say that I fuliy believe that she has committed the dreadful deed of which she has been accused. However, I do not believe that she is respon- sible for it, and that, if another line of defence had been adopted, I am convinced that the judge and jury would have been of opinion that. at the time, she was not compos mentis. I beg to submit the few following facts. Seve- ral cases of ihsanity have occurred in Loui3e Masset's family. I know for a fact that at least one member of her family is detained in a home for lunatics. The utter want of moral feeling shown by the appointment at Brighton, made before and kept after the murder, would strongly corroborate the plea of insanity. It can be ascertained also that even now sne does not realise her position. I am told on good authority that when her two sisters and her little niece visited her in Newgate for the last time to take leave of her for ever, she played hide and geek with the innocent child while the two sisters, and even the wardress, were overcome with emotion. Under the circum- stances, would it not be a gross miscarriage of justice to make this unconscionable woman suffer the extreme penalty of the law for a crime of which she does not understand the enormity —
ST. DAVID'S DAY. SERVICE TO BE HELD AT LLAN- DAFF CATHEDRAL. A number of prominent Churchmen met at St. Mary's Vestry-hall, Cardiff, on Monday f to discuss the preliminaries of a. national festi- val to be held at Llandaff Cathedral in cele- bration of St. David's Day. Dean David, cf Llandaff, is at the he-id of the movement, and occupied the chair. Among those present were Mr. Ignatius Williacfte (Pontypridd stipendiary). Canon Roberts, the Rev. Theorthilus Rees (St.. Mel Ion's), together wrth the secretary, Mr. W. Williams, solicitor. The Dean of Llandaff said that he had been asked to give the cathedral for that day. and in reply to that he wrote that he wished the cathedral to be considered by Nonconformists as well as Churchmen as the Mother Church of all Christians in the diocese. It had yet to he decided whether the Commemoration ser- vice should be held on St. David's Day or on. the previous Tuesday. It could not be held on the Wednesday, as it happened to be Ash Wed- nesday. To him (the dean) it seemed to be a slur on Churchmen that St. David's Day was celebrated by Nonconformists at dinners and in St. Paul's Cathedral in London, and not in the Church in Wale?. He favoured the idea that every cathedral in Wales should have a memorial service to the patron saint. After a long discussion it was decided, on the motion of Mr. Ignatius Williams, that the festival be held on St. David's Day, and a com, mittee. consisting of the following gentlemfcn, was appointed to meet the Welsh Diocesan Choral AssociationMessrs. Ignatius Wil- I liams. Manacon Price, Robert Hughes, uaac Williams, Joseph Lewis, the Rev. J. Morgan Jones, and Mr. W. Williams.
On Monday, on the Mumbles-road, Swansea, a trotting match came off between Mr. T. B. Brc,ii's "Daisy" and Mr. Charles's (of Neath) Bn:;wns "Daiey" aod Mr. Charlee.'s (of Neath) "Maryam Boy." The Neath horse caine home an easy winner.
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ELECTION NEWS. LONDON UNIVERSITY. A meeting of the London University Liberal Association was held on Monday evening at the National Liberal Club. when it wps resolved to support, the candidature of Dr. Collins for the vacancy caused in the Parliamentary repre- sentation of th.2 university by the elevation of Sir John Lubbock to the pesnage. YORK. The York Liberal Executive on Monday night considered the refusal of Sir Christopher Fur- ness to contest the seat at the ensuing bye- election. The name of another candidate was placed before the meeting, which after con- siderable discussion was adjourned.
TO-DAY S MARKETS. CORN. Liverpool, Tuesday.—A quiet spot trade has been concluded in wheat at id to Id under the rates of Friday. Hard Kansas, 53 71 to 5s lid per cental. Maize also moved slowly, closing at 3s 5d to 33 6d. For prime mixed American flour met a retail inquiry. Millers regarding last market day's values thought the tendency of foreign made rather favoured buyers. Beans and peas unchanged. CATTLE. Salford, Tuesday .—Supply of cattle larger; good demand. Two thousand more sheep penned; dull trade. Smaller show of calves and better business* Quotations; -Cattle, 5d to 7d: sheep, 6d to 8d; calves, 5d to 8d per pound. FISH. Grimsby, Tuesday.—About 36 steamers and one smack landed poor catches. There was a brisk demand. Quotations —Soles, Is 6d to Is 9d: turbot. Is lid to Is 7d; brills, Is 2d to Is 5d per pound; plaice. 7s to 8s; lemon soles, 8s to 10s; live halibut, 8s to 10s; dead ditto, 6s to 8s; whitches, 4s. 6d. per stone; live ling, 4s to 6s; dead ditto. 3s to 5s; live cod, 73 to 98; dead ditto, 6s to 8s; live skate. 3s to 5s; dead ditto, 2s to 4s each; kit haddocks, 148 to 63 per box. BUTTER. Cork. Tuesday.-Thirds, 79s; fourths, 70s; fine, 96s. In market, 28s. SUGAR. Glasgow, Tuesday.—The official report says: —Ths supply continues to improve, but busi- ness is moderate, and prices remain on yester- day's easy basis. The private report sa.vs: — An increased suppiy meets with a moderate demand, prices being steady. POTATOES. London, Tuesday.—Supply was moderate, for which the trade rAd steady. Quotations — Essex and Kent Snowdrops. 60s to 80s; Lincoln and Reading Giants and Up to Dates. 60s to 65s; Blackland ditto, 55s to 66< and Scotch maincrop kidneys, 7is to 85s person. HAY AND STRAW. London. Tuesday.—The arrivals this morning were on a small scale, and, with a sustained demand, a good business resulted at full ratm. Quotations:—Best clover, 85s to 100s; inferior i ditto, 60s to 75s: specially pickled hay, 87s 6d; good ditto, 78< to 80s; inferior ditto, 45s to 60s; mixture and Sanfoin, 50s to 85s; and straw, 25* to 36s per load.
CARDIFF WORKHOUSE TREATS. At Saturday's meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians, a letter was read from Mrs. Sidney Robinson inviting to her residence the twelve charge and probationer nurses—six on each evening-to tea and suuper, and the invi- tation was accepted with thanks.—Permission was given to the officers to entertain them- selves in the dining-hall on Thursday next at the closo of an entertainment given to the inmates by Mrs. Mullin, one of the lady guardians.
TURKEY AND EGYPr. Parisp Monday.—The following dispatch from Cairo is published here;—Ghazi Ahmed Mukhtar Pasha, the Turkish High Commis- sioner in Egypt, has been appointed to a governorship in Asia. This is regarded as a disgrace to Mukhtar Pasha, who, it is stated, had addressed some observations to the Sultan on the policy of the Turkish Government.— Renter.
MINERS' MEETING AT CAER- PHILLY. The monthly meeting of the East Glamorgan Miners' Association was held at the Castle Hotel, Caerphilly, on Saturday evening. There were present Mr. D. Roberts (chairman), Mr. Ffitnnnd Morgan (secretary), and Mr. W. Thomas (treasurer). There were delegates present from Senghenydd, Llanbradach, Rudry. Machen, and Caerphilly.—The delegates pre- eented a report from the various lodges dis- approving of the suggestion of increasing the membsrs' monthly contribution to the funds of the association.—A resolution wail adopted in favour of granting strike pay to members from the first day of a dispute taking place at the collieries in the district.—Mr. Daniel Hughes (Nelson) and Mr. Richard Rogers (Llanbradach) were appointed to audit the district books for the six months ending December last.—Mr. Lewis Miles report-ed the settlement of the Wernddu Colliery cutting price of the Fork Vein Seam, and the Llancaiach Colliery. Nelson, clod and payment for working double shift disputes, favourable to the men —Mr. Miles was also appointed to attend the annual conference of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain at Cardiff, commencing to-day (Tuesday).
BILLIARDS AT NEWPORT. An exhibition game of billiards of 1.000 up. between Arthur Llewellyn (champion of Wales) and Cecil Harverson (champion of South Africa), was played at the Westgate Hotel. Newport, on Saturday. Harverson conceded 350 points, and Llewellyn won by 303 points. Llewellyn's chief breaks were 120, 94, 48, and 42, compared with Harverson's 121, 58, 55, and two 48's. This was the last, of a series of exhibition games given in South Wales and Monmouth- shire.
A DANGEROUS YOUTH. At Liverpool on Monday, a youth of seven- teen, named Lycett, was charged with threatening to fire the Protestant Reformatory shio Akbar, lying in the Mersey. The captain said prisoner was transferred from Birming- ham Reformatory six months ago. He was a most unruly youth, and had been already irt gaol. He decided to abscond, and told the other lads if stopped he would fire the ship with oll. He was bound over for twelve months, or, in default of sureties, would serve six months in gaol.
COMPENSATION CASE AT MOUNTAIN ASH. At Mountain Ash County-court on Monday (before his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams). Shadrach and Fanny Field. of Mountain Ash, were awarded X40 and costs from the Penrhiw- ceibr Colliery Company as compensation for the loss of their son, Charles Field, thirteen. who died from the result of injuries received w'nile following his employment at the. defen- dants' colliery on the 20th of October last. )
VALIANT WORK AT. LAD Y SMITH. é:J; ENEMY STORM THE TRENCHES. POSITIONS THRICE! LOST AND WON. BOERS REPULSED EVERYWHERE. GALLANTRY OF THE DEVONS. TELLING BAYONET WORK. HEAVY BOER LOSS. WHAT THE VICTORY MEANS. The War Office on Monday afternoon received the subjoined dispatch from Gene- fal Buller: FRERE CAMP. Monday. The following message ju-t received from General White, dated two p.m. i,e.ter(lay:- An attack was commenced on my position. but chiefly against Cessar's Camp and Wagon Hill. The enemy were in great strength, and pushed their attack with the greatest courage and energy. Some of our entrenchments on Wagon Hill were three times taken by the enemy and re-taken by us. The attack continued until 7.30 pm, THE MAN OF THE HOUR. GENERAL SIR GEORGE WHITE. I One point in our position was occupied by the enemy the whole of the day, but at dusk, in a very heavy rainstorm, they were turned out of this position at the point of the bayonet in a most gallant manner bv the Devon Regiment, led by Colonel Park. Colonel Ian Hamilton commanded on Wagon Hill, and rendered valu- able services. The troops here had a very trying time, and behaved excellently. They are elated at the services they have rendered the Queen. The enemy were repulsed every- where, with very heavy loss, greatly exceeding mine, which will be reported as soon as the lists are completed.
f. ♦ [CKXTftAL NEWS SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] FRERE CAMP, Saturday (8.40 p.m.). Following their attacks of yesterday the Boers around Ladysmith this morning made a combined attack upon the town from all sides. A heliograph report states that the attack was successfully repulsed all the way round, and that the enemy lost heavily. On the south side of the town the Boers were allowed to come well up to our lines before any movement was made by us. The Manchsters and Gordons then fixed bayonets and charged the enemy. Many were killed and 400 were taken prisoners. Altogether the Boers made three sepa- rate attacks upon the town, and each was pressed with the greatest determination. The intention of the Boers was cltarly to make a great effort to capture Lady- smith before the relieving force moves for- ward. The attempt has been unsuccessful. and apparently the garrison has won a glorious victory, and has sustained slight losses. The whole of our camp moved for- ward to-day towards Colenso, to make a demonstration before the Boer positions. The force included the entire Fusilier Brigade, the Devons, West Surrey and East Surrey Regiments, the 13th Hussars, and Thorneycroft's Horse, together with two batteries of field artillery. The field artillery opened fire on the Boer trenches, and the big naval guns at the same time kept up a heavy fire upon the same objective. A hot shell fire was kept up for nearly two hours upon the enemy's entrench- ments, but not a single rifle or gun was fired in reply. The enemy, however, can be plainly seen in fofce. .———.—
RECEPTION OF THE NEWS IN LONDON. BOER INTENTIONS IN CASE OF VICTORY. The Central News says that the news of the brilliant repulse of the Boer attacks on Lady- smith, exclusively made known on Monday morning in a dispatch from the Central News war correspondent at Frere Camp, to whom, it is understood, it was brought by pigeon post from the besieged town, has caused the greatc-st satisfaction in military and official quarters. There has been for some time past < some anxiety a to Sir George White's ability I to successfully resist & combined and delo-- mined attack. The strength of the gallant general's force is now several hundreds short of ten thousand, and the Boer force available for an attack on Ladysmith, without materially weakening the force opposing General Buller on the Tugela, is at least 12,000 men. The enemy's defeat on Saturday was so severe that it is not thought likely they will be anxious to repeat the attack at an early date. As for food, the stores in Ladysmith will pro- vide full rations for five or six weeks yet. It i* confidently expected in the best-informed military quarters that Ladysmith will be relieved within a fortnight, but the War Office have considered the eventuality of capitulation, itid have made the necessary arrangements to cover such a disaster. Dur- ban would then be the enemy's objective. That port is. therefore, being strengthened, and the road between Pietermaritzburg and the coast is also receiving very careful attention. Lorci Roberts and his staff are expected to reach Cape Town to-morrow (Wednesday). As an attack in force on Ladysmith was anticipated by the Commander-in-Chief, and as since he left Eng- land. the situation- has remained otherwise unchanged. -the plan of campaign which he and Lord Kitchener wers to formulate 011 the way ont will be ready to be acted upon almost immediately. This plan. the Central News learns, provides for an active movement on the Natal side. Lord Metlfuen will remain strictly 0:1 the defensive until Ladysmith has bsen relieved. and then a general advance northward will be made.
BRITISH CASUALTIES. DISPATCHES FROM NATAL, MAFEKING, AND CAPE TOWN. The subjoined dispatch from the general of communications, Natal, dated Pietermaritz- burg. Saturday, was posted at the War Office on Monday:- The following has been received from the general at Lariysmith:- Private E. Halliriay, 18th Hussars, died of wounds 4th January. Private A. Birchmore. 1st Battalion Leicester Regiment, died of enteric fever 3rd of January. Other dispatches from the general of com- munications, Natal, announce that Lance-cor- poral H. Jones. 2nd Devonshire Regiment, pre- viously reported as taken prisoner, is now at the base hospital suffering from sunstroke. Quartermaster-sergeant W. Hynes, 2nd Bat- talion Dublin Fusiliers, died of enteric fever 7th January. Corpora! Fred Williams Bruns, Post-office Corps, died of enteric fever 5th January. The following are casualties which have occurred at Mafeking, not previously re- ported: KILLED. C \l'pOl"al David Humphrey, Protectorate Regiment, October 15. WOUNDED. Trooper W. Shepperd M Crae and Trooper M. Lukeit. both of the Protectorate Regiment. on October 14. Private Sydney Webb. Cape Police (severely), October 17. Trooper Bernard Short. Protectorate Regiment (severely), October 24. Trooper Hayes, Protectorate Regiment (slightly). October 26. Lance-corporal John- son, Corporal C. Adkins, Trooper? A. H. Hodg- kinson, H. A. Dawson, and F. W. Hooper, all of the Protectorate Regimen Trooper Charles Donovaa. Protectorate Regiment (slightly), October 27: Trooper Arthur Bodill, Protec- torate Regiment (severely) October 18. Trooper H. Montgomery, Protectorate Regiment (severely), November 5 Corporal Christie (slightly), November 6: Trooper West Dyke, Rflmanalami Rifles (slightly), November 6: Trooper Thompson, Protectorate Regiment (slightly), November 6. The War Office has issued the following offi- cial telegrams:- CAPE TOWN, Saturday. Major Adve is Teported to be suffering from enteric fever, but is well looked after in the Red Cross Hospital, Pretoria, and is making good progress. Private J. Cockerton, 1st West itiding Regiment, died at Queenstown, January 5, of 6nteric fever. From General of Communications, Natal, to Secretarv for War. Army Nursing Sister M. C. Rose died of dysentery, January 3, at Durban." TOTAL LOSSES. Our total losses to date (exclusive of the 70 prisoners reported on Monday by General French) are:- OFFICERS. Killed. Wounded. Missing. 74 263 93 N.C.O.'s aiid MEN. Killed. Wounded. Missing. 719 3,351 1,854 Grand total, 6,354. This does not include 319 missing at Nichol- sons Nek and 118 men who have died from disease, but it include* 182 wounded who have siuce died. Adding these figures, the grand total is 6,791. oj
LORD SALISBURY AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE. The Marquess of Salisbury went to London on Monday afternoon, and was engaged at the Foreign Office. The attendance of law officers of the Crown suggests that his lordship was again busy in connection with the various matters of international law raised by the shipment to South Africa of stores and muni- tions intended for the Boers. At seven o'clock Lord Salisbury left tne Foreign Office for Hat- field. travelling by the 7.35 p.m. train from King's Cross. Officially, nothing can be gleaned concerning the result of the Anglo- American and Anglo-German negotiations.
THE CAPTURE OF ANOTHER GERMAN LINER. The Central News representative at Durban. writing on Saturday in reference to the cap- ture of the German liner Herzog. says :-Her Majesty's gunboat Thetis arrived, escorting the German East African liner Herzog, which she captured as a prize of wa7 outside Delagoa Bay on Thursday. It is alleged that the Her- zog has on board contraband of war, as well as the German. Dutch, and Belgian ambulances for the Boer sick and wounded. A local prize court will have to decide, among other things, as to the bona-fldes of these ambulances, and their large staffs of alleged doctors and atten- dants. A telegram received from Lloyd's shipping agency nt Hamburg says:—The owners of the Herzog maintain that nothing like contraband was on board. The Bundesrath is still at Durban. The passengers, according to Lloyds, have been liberated, and ths cargo is being discharged.
GUNS DETAINED IN THE THAMES. A representative of the Press Association on Monday interviewed an official of the Customs House in reference to a statement published that the authorities had detained two large guns which it was said were being shipped on board a steamer at Millwall Docks, the all- gation being that the guns were encased in boxes such aslare usually employed for pack- ing pianos, and were consigned to Christiamia. and declared as ironmongery, but suspected to be intended for the Boers. The official assured th representative that the state- ment was false, and added: "There are some cases detained, but there :8 nothing smpicious about them, and they are not guns, but there is one gun at Millwall Docks which is a perfectly legitimate shipment in « regular way to another country. That applies only to Millwall. I know nothing about the alleged detention iri the port of London of a, vessel said to have on board six Maxim guns. We are naturally keeping a sharp look-out ao regards exported goods, but we have not been quite so sharp as has been made out." Subsequent inquiries at Millwall elicited the statement from another source that a gun packed in Ave boxes was detailed, the original intention being to send it to Christiania by a steamship whi-h left la-t week. but the con- tents of the box were not declared as iron- mongery. Thev were properly declared as gunCT The gentleman giving this information said the gun was probably detained on instruc- tions of the manufacturer, and the Customs authorities were doing nothing in the matter. There was no secret about the matter. The contents were packed as guns, and the dock people were informed about them. The exporters were bound by law to give a stamp note.
Another attempt has been made to float the liner Paris in the dry dock. Milford Haven. After the water was let into the dock, the ship commenced again to make water at a. rapid rate. The three tugboats, which have been lying close 'by since last Wfedhesday for the purpose of towing the leviathan vessel across to Belfast, left Milford on Sunday for their respective ports. The navigating party also left at the same time. The Paris is now likelr to remain in dry dock until the next spring tide—about a fortnight hence. Washington. Monday.—The national officers of the Ancient Order of Hibernians have held a meeting hers, and have issued a statement expressing their loyalty to the United States, and declaring that thry will not act contrary 1.0 the laws of the couiitry.-R.-uber.
lir. Charles Fvans and the Question. To the Editor of the "Evening Express." Sir,-Perha,ps, Mr. Charles Evans will be able to grasp the following if hs reads it with an open mnd :-If he received the sum of two shillings in instalments of one penny ea-ch he would certainly say that any penny up to and including the twelfth is in the shilling he call" one, and the thirteenth penny is in shilling two, though it does not complete the second shilling. Thus, with months and years. January 1, 1, is in the first year; so is Decem- ber 31, 1. January 1. 100. is in the hundredth year; so is December 31, 100. Similarly. January 1. 1900, and December 31. 1900. are in the nineteen hundredth year. Can Mr. Evans explain how he completes any century without its hundredth year or the year during whip,) 1he uses two 00's in numbering, as the pre:c-nt j year. 1900? Mr. Evans has certainly upset his own theory, and hopslesaiy contradicted him- self, for he says in his letter in to-day's Even- ing Express '"If I had a child born on January 1 of A.D. 1 (the commencement of the Christian era), applying, mind. A D. 1 to the first day in the first year (which, of course, is as it should be), then, on the contrary, the child "would have to live through 365 days before the compilers uf the Christian calendar would be Able to chronicle A.D. 1." Why should Mr. Evans deny to the compiler a privilege ne retains for himself? After the child had lived through 365 days every sane man would have begun chronicling the year two. In writing, flav. January 8, 1900, does Mr. Evans for a minute contend that January 8 refers to tils present year and 1900 to last year? The table preceding his letter ought to con- vince him that when we read 1930 we mean the year during which we use the number 1900. and which will not be complete or finished until we have finished using the number 19GQ. If he wishes to settle the question in a manner to remind him of the schooldays he writes of. let him put down consecutively the numbers 1 to 1900 inclusive. then bracket titeiii carefully in hundreds, and afterwards communicate to your columns the resuit. Personally, I-believe he trill find 1900 come the last number inside a bracket. Well, we haven't finishad 1900 yet.-I am, Ac., O. KVANS. 46, GaùJn-road. Aberdare, January 8.