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THE STOKESBY TRAGEDY. On Friday John Edward Cossey, farm labourer, eighteen years of age, made his first appearance before the magistrates at Yarrow on the charge of having murdered Thirza Kelly. a young widow, at Stokesby on Christ- mas evening.—iperintendent Lowe produced another confession made by the prisoner, in which he said: "I went to that woman's house and done the crime with my pocket-knife. 1 don't know why I did it. but I had a. lot of rum and beer. I make this confession to ease my nllnd. I am sorry I did it.Prisoner. who appeared unconcerned, was remaIDdeù till Tuesday next.
EVENING EXPRESS" NEW SERIES The Case of Miss Duck. (COMPLETE). Yet. the case of Miss Emily Duck is decidedly curious enough to merit a monograph. Her Christian and surname. I must premise, strike me at all events as being delusive and at strange variance with the dark and terrible weird which attaches to her. Emily! Do not these liquid syllables call up visions of country lanes and lush summer meadow9, of woodbine, clematis, and cowslips, and, fit picture for such a frame, a simple vil- lage maiden "in her prime." gentle and sweet as the doves that coo around her. happy in her destiny, happy in her love. And Duck! The train of ideas suggested by this interesting patronymic, whether we connect it, gastrono- mically, with green peas, or, romantically, with scenes of amatory or connubial felicity, is also eminently redolent of home delights and calm domesticity. And yet Somars ago Fate served me a rather scurvy trick. She jerked me contemptuously, unceremoniously, and unexpectedly into the very heart of Midland Philistia. Clanbary is not an ideal residence for a man of letters; it is not a "fair place," nor can it be called with even a faint approximation to truth "the joy of the whole earth," as Jeru- salem was by the enthustiaitic Hebrews; and certain am I that, had it been a Greek city in ancient days, Clanburians would have ranked with Cretans, Curians, and Cappa- docians as the "bad Kappas" of the Hellenic •world. Matthew Arnold, had he known it, would have anathematised it as the nadir of his heaven of "sweetness and light." It would, perhaps, convey no special note of differentiation were I to say that the. Clan- burians are lovers of censorian gossip, for this is an amiable characteristic common to all Philistia. I can, however, conscientiously aver that, colloquially speaking, they take the cake "—and cakes, significantly enough, are a staple manufacture of the place—for the possession of the following qualities:- Selfishness. greed, ignorance, and a com- placent brutality that hates with a deadly hatred culture and the cultured. Now. I am well aware that this preliminary liatribe may appear egoistic and irrelevant —and I dislike both egoism and irrelevancy —to those whose antipathy is—preface, and who rush to—conclusions. It is Hot, however, really so. for it leads up directly to a cir- cumstance which obtained me the honour of an introduction to Miss Duck. It happend thus. Condemned to sojourn in Midland Philistia, I became—an idolator. I had always had a sneaking regard for the gTeat goddess Nicotine, Lady of the Fragrant Cloud. Partly in dpair. partly in self- defence. partly because of my utter loneli- liness in a place where nobody had a thought in common with me, I now definitely en- rolled myself in the band of her most inti- mate votaries, and thus formed the acquain- tance of her priestess, Misa Emily Duck. To descend from the stilts of metaphor, let me say that Miss Duck was the young lady in charge of the shop where I purchased my tobacco. She was pensive, sffe was dreamy, she walked delicately and noiselessly in carpet slippers, which she always affected, and she handled the tins and packets on the counter with the grave and gracious dignity of a Cassephorus of ancient Athens bearing the sached symbols of Demeter. Ah, how little did I guess when first I saw her, and mildly proffered a request for two ounces of Taddy'a Myrtle Grove," that I was gazing upon one whose existence was overshadowed fey an awful weird. Yet so it was. She was,.1 presently learned, engaged to be married. Her fiance, whom she had first met ata. garden party—so the Clanburians fondly term eertain miscellaneous gatherings of the baser sort in the summer time, when a vile local band discourses cacophonous strains for equally vile dancing, and a penny a head is charged for admÍlsion-her fiance, I ascer- tained, was a "redcoat of the Queen." At the stern call of duty he had recently torn: himself from the chaste embraces of his be- loved and proceeded with his regiment to India. I Strange to say, I had scarcely been two months in Clanbury when I saw in the newspaper oni day that the tribesmen on the North-west frontier, against whom the Indian Government had sent oat a punitive expedition, had been indulging in the reprehensible habit of sniping," and that Sergeant Abbotts, of the shire Regiment, and two Sepoys had been shot while on sentry duty by the savage marauders. Of course, .universal sympathy was expressed for Miss Duck in her bereave- ment, and the sad occurrence claimed a special paragraph in the "Clanbury Watchdog," which is always thankful for small mercies in the shape of local news. and which even fol- lows with a rare and touching solicitude tlia fortunes of those connected with the town. Miss Duck promptly donned sable attire, went about if possible more softly than of yore, and suppressed tears were in her voice as she recommended to my notice a special brand of Borneo cigars, to which my limited means did not permit me to aspire. Time, although 'an unobtrusive practitioner, i.. an unrivalled healer of broken hearts. Still, it was with some surprise that I learned, about a. month after the lamented demise of Sergeant Abbotts, that Miss Duck was again engaged. This time a, son of Neptune had eacceeded in dispelling from the maiden's heart sad memories of the gallant servant of Mars" whom she had loved and lost. Mr. Miller was mate of a merchant vessel employed in the Canadian trade; and I was favourably impressed by his jovial face and frank, manly ibearing when I met him one Sunday after- noon in the Foxford-road, walking with Miss Dlrek, "This," I mused as I passed on. is one of those marriages made in heaven of which the poet speaks, but which, alas! are so rare in every-day life. His sanguine, buoyant nature is. as it were, the comple- ment of hers, which is pensive, refined, and introspective. What a happy couple they will be!" Judge, then, of my horror at hearing from the trembling lips of Emily herself one day some months later, when I stepped cas^lly into the shop to buy a box of vestas, that the ill-fated barque Semiramis had foundered in a. terrific storm off the dangerous and deso- late shores of Anticosti, and that the captain, Mr. Miller, and all hands on board had perished. No; I am never likely to forget the look of utter, hopeless misery on a face whose normal expression was sufficiently sau as she imparted to me the harrowing details while supplying my humble wants. This was in December. The seasons, re- gardless of human woe, pursued the even tenour of their course, and when spring once more aroused Clanbury from the icy couch of its winter torpor and stagnation I heard, to my abysmal stupefaction—I am compelled to use strong language—that Miss Duck's ach- 1ng heart had once more, like Tennyson's young man, succumbed to the subtle influence of the weather, €nd lightly turned to thoughts of love." I confess that at first my eenae of propriety Tose in wild insurrection against this meek and desponding lady, until I happily remembered that the female soul is a species fit charming and delicate Virginia creeper, instinctively seeking and clinging to the strong: and protective wall of masculine affection. How could I blame the twining •Urairik if, cruelly and untimely robbed of one cherished support, they turned in their desolation to another? John Parminter was a, sturdy young farmer from the adjacent village of Solecote. who re- sorted to Clanbury for business and pleasure on market days. A customer, like myself, at the establishment presided over by Miss Duck, this stalwart yeoman, despite his armour of proof—his rustic effrontery, his horsey breeches, and his knowing brown leather leg- gings—had yielded to the spells of the gentle, sad-eyed priestess of Nicotine, offered the blighted one his hand and heart—farmhouse, land, stock, and implements all thrown in— and been accepted. For a time the lovers were happy, and all went merry as My pretty Jane" when the chimes of the parish charch are treating the inhabitants of Clanbury to that scarcely sacred melody; and then the accursed Fury with her shears," who made it her business to dog the steps of the wretched Miss Duck, advanced with a sardonic grin on her ugly face. In plain prose, almost on the eve of the nuptials. John Parminter was gored to death in one of his own fields by an infu- riated bull. This tragic incident occurred just six months ago. and I am given to understand thnt Miss Duck—who now naturally eschews the term engagement as one of evil omen—" walks out with a draper's assistant in the town. Be must be a plucky fellow. All honour to him. He is the forlorn hope of Love. He either fears his fate too much. Or his deserts are small. Who does not put it to the touch To win or lose it all. To win Miss Duck, or lose her and—his own life. That is what it ajnounts to. And this awful history of the past points steadily and gloomily to the latter alternative. Who, then, will say that this is not a chivalrous age, when such a Bayard can be found behind a humble provincial counter? Alas! I live in daily, nay, hourly, expectation of another catastrophe. And, oh, the pity of it! For Henry Nedding is the only hope of a widowed mother. Such is the Case of Miss Duck. It is part and parcel of the mystery that forms the outer envelope of thia work-a-day world of ours, and i. our poor human existence. Can it be. I ask myself, that some Asmodeus has found a, Platonic attachment for the fair Emily, and, through jealousy, assumed the murderous role of the demon-lover of Sara, daughter of Naguel, inciting barbarous Afridis, winds and waves, and mad bulls to do his bid- ding? Or has the mild and gentle goddess Nicotine, beloved of poets and metaphysicians, suddenly developed homicidal mania. worthy of the Indian Bhowanee, and thus avenged herself on the rash mortals who have dared to aspire to the favour of her "virgin knight"? Is Miss Duck, notwithstanding her persistent and praiseworthy pursuit of connubial felicity, hopelessly condemned by the, dread destiny which hedges her round to a life of what is ironically called "single blessedness"? Who shall say? I await further developments in fear and trembling. OX MONDAY :JUST THE PRICE OF A LIFE."
CLAIM FOR £ 30,000 DAMAGES. At Edinburgh on Friday the hearing of the action for £30,000 damages by Mrs. Catherine M'Ewen, or Brodie. of Glasgow, for alleged breach of promise of marriage against Mr. David M'Gregor, of Strathbungo, Glasgow, was resumed. Margaret Kinghorn, the plaintiff's maid, said she found Mrs. Brodie unconscious on two occasions after Mr. Nelson had visited her. Witness discovered a phial between the tea tray, and showed it to Mrs. Brodie. Mrs. Brodie complained of the taste of the tea, but witness assured her the tea was the same aa they always had. Witness then spoke to accompanying Mrs. Brodie to Yr. honsc and waiting outside for her mistress, who told her she had seen Mr. M'Gregor, and been advised by him to refuse Mr. Nelson's offer to settle her caee against him for £5,000. Witness, continuing, said plaintiff and defendant behaved like affianoed lovers. She recollected Mr. Sharp, factor of Mr. M'Gregor's house property, calling on plaintiff with a £ orm of marriage before the sheriff to sign. Mr. Sharp, the next witness, said Mr. M'Gregor's house property in Glasgow yielded £ 10,COO a year, and was worth £100,000 capital value. Witness spoke to Mr. M'Gregor about the engagement, and defendant did not deny, bu; later he seemed to have cooled down and -denied it. He (witness) made out an agreement for Mr. M'Gregor either to marry Mrs. Brodie or pay. leaving a space blank, which defendant or witness for him filled in as £200. Mrs. Brodie wanted £25,000. and Mr. M'Gregor was very indignant. Witness did not think there would be any marriage after that. Mr. AinsJie Brown, of Edinburgh, law agent for plaintiff, stated that on one occa- sion Mr. M'Gregor informed him Mrs. Brodie had something particular to tell him. Shortly afterwards Mrs. Brodie told witness Mr. M'Gregor had proposed to her in a railway train, and that she had accepted him. Wit- ness drank the health of the couple, and con- gratulated Mr. M'Gregor. The defendant seemed very pleased. Evidence was called for the defence to show that defendant's visits to the plaintiff were on matters of business. Mr. Brodie absolutely denied the statements of plaintiff. Mr. Nelson failed to appear, although cited. The case was adjourned until to-day (Saturday). •
Grangetown Radicals in Conference. The suburban district of Grange fCardiff) has a Liberal Ward Debating Society, and at its monthly meeting, held in the Iron-room. Paget-street. on Friday night Mr. Alfred Thomas (Grangetown) delivered a lecture on the question whether Parliamentary or muni- cipal representatives should enter into con- tracts for the firms with which they are con- nected. Mr. Thomas discussed the subject ably and exhaustively. He made a violent attack upon Mr. Chamberlain, and maintained that members of a local body should not on any account be allowed to use their positions as public men to advance the interests of companies with which they are connected. The speakers who took part included Councillor Mildon (chairman) and Councillor Jenkins.
Arsenic in Beer. Summonses were issued on Friday against seven more Manchester beersellers for retailing poisonous beer.
Local Commissions. The "London Gazette" of Friday night con- taine the following: — WAR OFFICE, Dec. 28. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY. 1st Battalion.—Temporary-lieutenant Sir J. P. Dickson Poynder, Bart.. from quarter- master to he lieutenant, retaining his tem- porary rank: dated April 4 last. Temporary- lieutenant the Hon. R. B. F. Robertson, from lieutenant to quartermaster, retaining his tem- porary rank; dated April 4 last. To be lieu- tenants, with the temporary rank of lieute- nant in the Army —Sergeant Henry Francis Clifford. dl1,ted May 15 laøt, and Sergeant H. T. Edwards, dated October 11 last. 9th Battalion.—Captain E. D. Miller resigns his commission; dated October 31 last. STAFF. The following appointment to the staff of the line of communication made in South Africa is confirmed:—Captain W. Elton, 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment, ia graded a staff captain whilst an assistant press censor; dated 5th nit.
I CADBURY'S COCOA has a world-wide reputa- tion as a delicious, strengthening baverage and a valuable nutritive food. The Lancet says it represents the standard of highest purity." Always insist on having OADBTTRY'S—sold only in Packets and Tins- as other Cocoas are often substituted for the lase of xtra. rfoftt. e2
Passing Pleasantries, Mabel: How could you be so free with Mr. Gashleigh. an entire stranger?" Lucy: He is not an entire stranger. Didn't you know he lost one arm three years ago?" First Friend: Do you believe in ghosts? Second Friend: I have been living in a haunted house for the last six months. First Friend: Nonsense! Who is it haunted by? Second Friend: My tailor. | Cissie: If you don't stop, I'll tell mamma, and she'll tell papa, and then he'll whip > ou. v Tommy (calmly): Yes. and then I'll cry; and then grandma will give me some choco- late, and I won't give you any! She (her first season): I have been shut np in the school-room so long that I feel very awkward and timid in company. I don't know what tü do with my hands. He I'll hold them for you. "You didn't stay long at that hotel which advertises a fine trout stream in the vicinity?" No, the hotel man explained that it was a fine trout stream, but he couldn't help it if the trout hadn't sense enough to find it out." Wheeler: This idea of taxing bicycles as vehicles is simply outrageous. A bicycle doesn't damage the roadway a bit. Walker: t ain't the wheels that do the damage; it is the fellows who fall off. She (contemptuously): How can you dare to propose to me? Why. you are only an apology for a man! He (humbly): You told me once that you would never refuse to accept an apology. A SIMPLE PROBLEM IN DIVISION. Johnny: Pa. what is the "servant-girl prob- lem"? Mr. Grinkam: Finding how much money is due to her at the end of the second day. A WINNING CONCESSION. Crawford: How were they persuaded not to cut down the minister's salary ? Crabshaw: He promised to cut down his ser- i moM. 1 BOBBYS EXPLANATION. Bobby: I know why the flies don't come in through the wire screen, mamma. Mamma: Why ? Bobby: Because they think it's a big spider's web. ■ THE VERY REASON. Little Harry: Why haven't we ever had a lady President, papa? Papa: Because, Harry, a man-made law makes it imperative that the President be more than 36 years old. MIGHT AND MANE. The girls take exciting delight in the sight When in football the boys show their mane and their might; And to lionise surely they cannot refrain As tliey gaze at their hair and "remember the mane." POLITE REFUSAL. "Let us go out and get some ozone," said Gilfoyle to Bunting as the curtain went down at the close of the second act. "I thank you." replied Bunting; "but I never touch intoxicating liquors." WHY HE OBJECTED. Ferdy: Her dad is trying to' stave off the engagement. Algy; He has a barrel of money. I suppose? Ferdy: Yes; and imagines I want to take the staves off the barrel. COMPULSORY ECONOMY. Benedict: Brace up. man, and get mar- ried. It's thi only way to really live. You won't pay nearly so much for the necessaries of life all you do now. Bachelor: That is what I am afraid of. THE NEWSBOY. God's grace be with you, fearless elf! The city streets are st.ra.nge and wild, And yet, quite by your dauntless self, You tread the mazes, little child:! The sea's blue dream is in your eyes. Your brown cheek shows health's ruddy rose, And where the deepest crimson lies, A baby dimple comes and goes. I watoh you as you dive and dart Over the roadway's crowded space, Hanging on car, and dodging cart— A gamin, with a cherub's face. A gamin, with a cherub's soul! 'Twas such a little time ago You slipped the angel's sweet control, Earth's fitful, wearying life to know. What is there in the years for you? The place of master, or of slave? Good to attain, or ill to rue? Perchance, a tiny wayside grave. Oh. small, strong soul! Yet. life seems gay .Where your feet pass and greed and pelf Pause, as I pause, to smile and say, "God's grace be with you, fearless elf! —Madeline S. Bridges, in Frank Leslie's "Popu- lar Monthly." NO FOUNDATION. The composer Rossini was enoe promised by a friend a dinner of turkey and truffles. The friend showed a disposition to postpone the dinner and to make excuses. One of these excuses was 'disposed of by the composer with characteristic wit and originality. He said: "Well, my dear friend, when are we to have the turkey?" "Truffles are not good at this season," murmured his friend. "Don't you believe it," replied Rossini, "That report was started by the turkeys." HE LOST THE BET. An Irishman in a mixed company was nettled by the remark that his countrymen seldom answered a question in a straight- forward manner, and challenged ]jroof. The person who had made the statement offered to bet a couple of bottles of wine, for the bene- fit of the company, that the sen of Erin would not give direct answers to three simple ques- tions. The bet was accepted, and the test applied forthwith. "Were you respectably brought up?" "I was" (emphatically). j "Did you ever attend school?" "I did" (anxiously and expectantly). "Can you spell cat?" "Can I spell cat!" (this with all the contemp- tuous inflection that language can convey). And the roar of laughter had lasted a full minute before the astonished Celt realised that his expenditure had been increased by the cost of two bott-les of wine. CORRECTED. The editor once began a leading article thusTo-morrow is the anniversary of the death of Louis Philippe." The editor's writing is not the clearest, so when he received the proof, it ran:—"To- morrow is the anniversary of the death of Sam Phillips." Justly indignant, he wrote on the margin, "Who the dickens is Sam Phillips?" At breakfast on the following morning when he turned with pride to the article, which 1 e considered better than usual, ihe tore his hair. for it began thus: — To-morrow is the anniversary of the death of Sam Phillips. Who the dickens is Sam Phillips ? HOW THE DAY WAS WON. "Sire," quoth the chief of staff, "the Ama- ze ns are assembling on the right wing, and evidently intend to turn our left with a vigo- rous charge." "Do you mean the Amazonian Cycle Corps?" "Yes, sire, and they are a gallant sight. Their wheels have all been re-nickelled, and they have donned their new ashes-of-roses bloomers for the first time. What shall we do to avert the danger?" "Order out the Royal water carts." "Yes, sire." "Let them make the battleground in front of our left wing as muddy as possible." "Yes. sire." "Just as soon as the charging Amazons in their new silk bloomers strike that mud they will whirl about and ride back as fast as they can pedal." "For what, sire?". "For their mud-guards, stupid. Then, if we advance rapidly enough to surprise them before they can get their helmets on straight, the day is ours!" And it was even 80. A GLOBE TROTTER. "Have ou lived right here in this house all of your life?" asked a tourist of a New Hamp- shire octogenarian. "Well, purty much all my life. I might say all my life 'ceptin' when I've been travellin" raound. I have done a heap of travellin' in my day." "Have you ever been abroad?" "Well, no, not to say abroad exactly; but I've been araound purty considerable. I was over in Louisville in 1857, an' stayed a hull week. Then in 1864 I was down in Elderberry- vale two night an' a day, an' in the spring o' '70 I took a trip out to Peterville, fo'teen miles from here. an' was gone a week lackin' one day; yes, sir! An' in 13701 took in the country fair at Jaspertown. an' that ended my travellin'. I ain't been to Yurrup exactly, but I reckon I've seen the biggest part o' the rest o'*the world; I reckon I have." Buteller: I want a boy about your -size. I'll give yon eight shillings a week. Applicant: Will I have a chance to Botcher: Yes, I want you. to be here at four o clock every morning
Damage on Sea and Land GREAT LOSS OF LIFE. LIFEBOATS AT WORK, Reports from the Whole District. A furious gale sprang up from the W.N.W. on Thursday night, and con- tinued without intermission throughout the whole of Friday and last night. In its earlier hours the storm was accompanied by thunder and lihtnine: and heavy raia. The most serious of the many disasters on sea was the wreck of the Primrose Hill, which wa being towed down Channel from Holyhead. Near the South Stack the vessel went ashore and broke in two, and the loss of life is estimated at between thirty-five and forty. Only one man succeeded in reaching the rocks, and he was found by the coastguards, terribly injured by the jagged rocks. In the Bristol Channel the chief effect of the gale was that which occurred at Lavernock, where a British barque was driven ashore. 1< All over the Welsh coast extensive damage was done to property, very few places escaping the destructive force of the gale. Five out of the six telephone trunk lines between Cardiff and Swansea have been blown down.
Ship Ashore at Laver- nock. STIRRING SCENES. reported in our early editions yesterday, a four-masted vessel, named the Pegasus, was driven on the rocks and gravel off Laver- nock Point early in the morning. Some members of the crew tried to get ashore in a boat, but the davit tackling broke and the boat was swamped. The men, however, were recovered,! and only one life was lost, that of a boy, who sustained fatal injuries through being struck by the boat. The vessel was afterwards got off the rocks by some Cardiff tugs, and later in the day she drifted ashore in Penarth Roads. THE CAPTAIN'S STORY. # Taking u p the narrative where it was dropped yesterday we find that the Pegasus was towed into Penarth Dock at half- past eleven, and early this morning Captain Bailey was seen by a .rer-re- sentative of this paper. The vessel itself was lying on the side of the dock. and bore ample evidence of the terrible weather which it had! experienced. The sails were com- pletely blown away, only a few tattered rib- bons flying from the yards. Captain Bailey is a splendid specimen of the British mariner. Standing well over six feet in height, with a well poised head on Square shoulders, he is just the sort of man to inspire confidence in a moment of danger. For over twenty years he has sailed the seas without meeting with a single accident. His story was terse, but to the point. "We left Queenstown," he said, "on the morning of the 26th, and had fair weather up to the time we reached Lundy. Then it began to freshen, and very quickly developed into a gale. When near Bull Point the wind was blowing at hurricane force, the topsail was carried away, and the remaining sails quickly followed. Off Lavernock Point we lost two anchors, and the cables breaking, the ship refused to answer to her helm. and we were driven ashore on the soft mud. This was at 6.30. The ship kept thumping, but, owing to the soft ground, made but little water. Still, I recognised the danger she was in, and I gave instructions for each man to don a lifebelt and for the boats to be got ready. One was lowered, but in doing so a davit broke, and the five men who were in it were thrown into the water. They kept afloat, and we threw lines out to them. By this means we rescued four, but one of these, a boy named John Westerlink, aged 17, an ordinary seaman and a native of Antwerp, had been badly struck by the boat, and had sustained terrible inter- nal injuries. As I say, we got him aboard, but he only lived a couple of hours. The fifth man, the third mate, Croucher, was lost sight of. and we were under the impression that he was drowned until we reached Penarth, when we learned that he had been picked up by a tug. We were in a perilous position for an hour, when the tug Falcon succeeded in getting a line over us. Two other tugs after- wards got hawsers attached, and they pulled us off and towed us into Penarth Roads." "I would like," added Captain Bailey, "to say this—that it would be impossible to speak too highly of the remarkable coolness and courage shown by every one of the officers. They stood by me from start to finish, and did everything possible to inspire confidence?' WHAT A RESIDENT HEARD. The Pegasus struck not much more than 100 yards from the well-known farmhouse at Lavernock, occupied by Mr. Thomas Williams and his family. Miss Williams states that, owing to the violence of the gale, she had lain awake for a long time on Friday morning. About four o'clock she heard a loud crash, followed by a scraping and bumping sound. It was pitch dark at the time. Mr. Williams, junior, says that he saw the masts of the vessel, very early in the morn- ing, showing above the cliffs. The rags of the sails were blowing about furiously, and cracking in the wind. The vessel seemed to bump about considerably, and was gradually shifted across to the eastern side of the Point.
Other Casualties. SHIP WRECKED OFF HOL Y HEAD. The four-masted ship Primrose Hill, which was being towed down Channel on Thursday from Holyhead, went ashore near the South Stack and broke in two. The loss of life is estimated at between 35 and 40. The ship made a gallant struggle against the terrific storm, but all to no avail. The crew had gathered on the poop, evidently in the hope that help would come before the ship broke up, but huge seas swept the vessel from stem to stern, and every man was hurled into, the furious sea. Only one man succeeded in getting on to the rocks out of reach of the sea, and there he was subse- quently found by the coastguard life-saving detachment still living, but fearfully injured by the jagged rocks. The Primrose Hill was 2,520 tons register, and was built at Liverpool in 1886. She was' outward bound from Liver- pool to Victoria. wild NIGHT IN CARDIGAN BAY. Thrilling Experiences of a life- boat Crew. At 25 minutes past one the New Quay lifeboat officials communicated with Captain Doughton, secretary of the Aberystwith branch, by wire, informing him that a small open fishing boat, with three men aboard, had been blown out of New Quay Bay, and their lifeboat had been out, and returned without finding her. The boat had, it was supposed, drifted in the direction of Aberystwith, and a telegram requested them to put to sea and search. Captain Doughton was soon at his post, a signal rocket being fired about half-paet one to summon the crew. The men answered in good time, the Elizabeth Lloyd being launcihed by two o'clock. After striving: bravely in the face of both wind and sea for about an hour, there were only two oars left oat of seventeen, and t-ke night beine so very dark and the sea so high, they found themselves driven close to j me beach, opposite the Queen's Hotel. and adjacent to the Victoria-terrace seawall, where the boat struck the beach, having only narrowly- escaped the vocks close by. Soon after the Aberystwith boat had been loosed a telegram arrived with the satis- factory information that the three missing men had just arrived home at New Quay, the fishing boat being a complete wreck hween New Quay and Aberayron. WRECK ON THE PEMBROKE- SHIRE COAST. Loss of Three Lives. The Norwegian vessel Ragna, bound from Cardiff to Bahia. Brazil, laden with coal, was wrecked on the North Pembrokeshire coast at Trevine on Thursday afternoon, three lives being lost. The vessel, which belongs to Christiania, Norway, left Cardiff on Christmas Eve, and was towed as far as Ilfracombe. She was caught in the gale and drifted northwards, her sails being rent in tatters, and she was at the mercy of the gale. The vessel was sighted on the Pembrokeshire coast at mid-day on Friday, near Porthgain, and she then seemed to be drifting helplessly along the coast. When near Trevine the captain evidently thought he could secure shelter in the small creek from the gale, which had been very strong all through the previous night. The sea was running mountains high. The villagers, on seeing the vessel make for the creek, lined the shore, and Captain Thomas went on one of the rocks and waved a flag for the captain of the vessel to steer as near as possible to the ontp point of safety. The vessel, however, did not reach the desired haven, but went on to the rocks, and in twenty minutes after striking was a total wreck, the beach being strewn with wreckage. T'lle villagers did everything in their power to save the crew by procuring ropes and standing on every 'vantage point, and it is entirely owing to their labours that nine of the crew wcre saved. One man who was drowned jumped into the raging sea from the port side and was swimming to the shore when the main- mast fell upon him and he sank. Two other men were drowned, and their bodies were washed ashore. ■ Their names are Tobias Tom- nason (51), a Norwegian, and Carl Louis Stamp (20), a German. One man is stiIlmissing whose name it has been impossible to ascertain. In addition to Captain Thomas, Mr. William Mathias deserves great praise for his efforts in saving the crew. Captain Zopfie, a Norwegian, commanded the vessel, whose registered tonnage was 656. Several of the crew lie in a precarious condition, one man only a few days ago having left Cardiff Hospital. The saved men were most hospitably treated by the villagers, the captain and the mate being entertained by Captain Owens, Caer- havod. It is Z5 years since a vessel was last wrecked in the vicinity of Trevine. when a French ship and all her crew, numbering twelve, together with the captain and his wife and daughter, were lost. St. David's life-saving apparatus was sent for, but arrived too late. SCHOONER SUNK AT MILFORD HAVEN. Miraculous Escape of the Crew. The unknown .schooner mentioned as having foundered off the iron pier, Milford Haven, early on Friday morning, has turned out to b. the Neptune, bound from Aberdovey to Littlehampton, with Welsh slates, and manned with a crew of four. Captain Hughes was in charge, and thrilling in the extreme was his narrative. "I have been on sea now for over 40 years," said the skipper, "but never before have I encoun- tered such a gale. We drifted along for hours at t.he mercy of the sea, and at last, about six o'clock on Friday morning, we found the ship' on the rocks. By and bye, however, the high waves that ran over shifted the vessel, and once more we drifted along, only to be dashed against. the iron pier. All hope was now abandoned of saving the ship. In a raging sea we managed to cling to the pier railway, and succeeded ultimately in climbing up to the top." Th., crew presented a sorry spectacle (writes our correspondent) when I met them in the street in their wet clothes. They conversed with one another in Welsh as to what they could do to get something to eat, as well as securing a few shillings for the purpose of telegraphing to their wives and mother^, as well as the owners of the ship. They were not, unfortunately, members of the Ship- wrecked Mariners' Society, and could, there- fore, expect no assistance from the local agent. This was their predicament when I took them in hand and marched them off to the Deep Sea Fishermen's Insti- tute in Charles-street, where I saw that they were properly regaled with tea and other necessaries. Telegrams were despatched forthwith on their behalf, and late in the day the local agent of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society (Mr. S. Kclway), was seen, and to his credit it must be stated that though the men, as already pointed out, were not. memhers of his society, he at onoe refunded to me the money advanced, and also undertook to pay for their board and lodgings at the Sea- men's Institute, as well as to pay the men's railway fares to their respective homes in North Wales. The vessel Alice Moor, after dragging her anchors for several hours, has gone ashore near the pier. The Sant Brasno, a large three-masted ship, bound from Cardiff to Genoa with coal, is dragging her anchors, and is a.lready in a very perilous position, while a French brigantine not far away flies signals of distress, and several trawlers are putting out to her assistance. Lloyd's list of casualties will be found, as usual, on page 4. CARDIFF-LADEN BARQUE LOST A Bude correspondent states that a barque with all her sails torn was seen at midday about two miles off the harbour. She drifted shorewards, and about quarter to two a tre- mendous sea struck her, washing nine of her crew of fourteen overboard. With great diffi- culty the rocket line was thrown over the vessel amidships and, another over her bows, but either the crew 'did not understand how to avail themselves of this assistance or else the lines fouled, because advantage was not taken of it. At five o'clock, however, one man named Edward Francis, able seaman, of Leg- horn, came safely ashore the whole length of hawser sitting in a sling. He reported the ship as the Capricorn, of Trieste, from Cardiff to Bilbao, 1,000 tons gross burden, which sailed on Christmas Eve. She carried fourteen hands, three being Italians and remainder Austrians. The captain, an Italian seaman, and two boys remained on board, and little hope is felt of their being saved. The lifeboat was not available. f RESCUE WORK BY THE PENARTH LIFEBOAf. The Penarth lifeboat went out on Friday, and after a cruise in the channel found a i vessel on the rocks near Clevedon. She proved to be the Zefiro, 680 tons, of Genoa. The officers and crew (nine men) and the cap- tain's wife were got off and taken to Penarth, where they were cared for for the night. The Zefiro had collided with another ship. } SAILING SHIP PUTS BACK TO PENARTH. On last night's tide the sailing ship Orient, which left Penarth Dock on Monday last, returned, after experiencing very severe weather in the Channel, none of the crew having slept for over two nights, and also having lost four anchors. MUMBLES LIFEBOAT OUT. During the gale on Friday morning three ketches at anchor in the Mumbles Road put up distress signals, it being feared that they would every instant be engulfed or drift from their anchorage. The Mumbles lifeboat was launched, and, after a hard row, reached the three little vessels and took off their crews, leaving the vessels riding at anchor. The men were rescued from a position of considerable peril. The gale was exceptionally severe in Bristol and district and much damage was done to shipping. The Regina, from Bristol to Gloucester with ore, was sunk off Avonmouth, but the crew were saved. Vessels coming in on Friday report terrible weather at sea on Thursday night.. The Swansea steam pilot-cutter Beaufort proved most useful during the storm. The pilot-boat Minerva, of Port Talbot, dragged her anchors in the early hours of the morn- ing, and the Beaufort took her in tow and brought her into harbour. The fishing smack Mary Elizabeth, with her owner, John Han- cock, broke her moorings and was drift- ing quickly to sea, when the Beaufort threw her a rope and towed her into a place of safety. The captain of a Newport tug says that on coming up Channel on Friday he saw a barque, believed to be the Norwegian barque Orient, in a disabled condition near the Spit Anchorage at the mouth of the River Usk. Her mainmast had been swept away, and the sea was breaking over her. He was unable to get alongside, but so far as could be seen the vessel was abandoned. The Orient left the Old Dock at Newport on Thursday even- ing's tide with a. cargo of coal for Paysandu. On Thursday moraine; the steamship Sappho, of Gloucester, was going up Sharp- ness under steam, but when off the Lyde Rocks at Beachley she was caught by the swirl of the tide, and, although her anchor was dropped, she drifted on to the rocks. With the assis- tance of the tugs Tel-el-Kebir and John she was got off. but her hull was knocked about, and she made about nine inches of water. She afterwards returned to Kingroad for the pur- pose of bejng decked. During Thursday night the steamer Penpol, of Falmouth, was driven on the sands between Port Talbot and Briton Ferry, and was left high and dry wheiftthe tide receded. A Waterford correspondent, telegraphing on Friday night, stated that the Great Western Railway Company's mail steamer from Milford was more than twelve hours overdue, and no tidings had been received as to her where- abouts. The gale at Queenstown did damage to the training ship Black Prince, lying in the upper harbour. It tore away the winter awning, and it was feared the vessel would be torn from her moorings. All hands were on deck all night prepared for emergency. It is estimated that the damage done to the training ship will exceed £600. DISASTER ON THE SOUTH COAST. The breakwater at Watchet. on the Somer- set coast, gave way on Friday night, and in a short time the whole of what is known as the straight portion of the structure was a, complete wreck. This allowed the tremen- dous seas outside to have full play against the shipping in the harbour, and a series of disasters quickly opened, the full extent of which it is difficult to estimate. Three vessels moored near the old western pier broke adrift, and were driven against the craft lying near the eastern pier. Two vessels soon foun- dered, while five others were driven into a hopeless tangle in the corner between the pier and the wharf. There they lay, grinding against ea-ch other. Masts went by the board. bulwarks were smashed, sails and gear torn to ribbons, and the hulls greatly battered. Damage has been done tQ the amount of several thousands of pounds. Various attempts were made to extricate the craft, but the frightful sea rendered it absolutely im- possible to do so. One party of four men tried to row out to the vessels adrift, but were only themselves saved by means of ropes flung to their boat from the pier. IN INLAND DISTRICTS. SWAHSEA. At Swansea the storm raged with terrific force during the night and the following morning till afternoon. The only serious instance of damage appears to have been the blowing down of a chimney stack 50ft. high connected with Lambert's Works. Port Ten- na.nt. The falling masonry smashed in the roof of a, storehouse, but did no damage to the works or machinery. and, no one being in the place at the time, alll personal in- juries were averted. In different parts of the town several hoard- ing3 and large sign-boards were blown down, and in one case in Castle-street a sign fell on Detective Roberts as he was passing uuder- neat.h and struck him on the head. knocking him down, but he was not seriously injured. FLOOD AT NEATH. Low-lying portions of Neath were flooded, and one family had to be rescued through bedroom windows. MAESYCWMMER. This district was visited on Friday morning witho what it is thought was the most severe gale in the memory of most of the inhabitants. There was a good deal of damage done to buildings and trees in the neighbourhood, the Cooper's Arms Inn. Ystrad Mynach. suffering very badly on its roof and outhouses. No damage to life is reported. The Rhymney River and its tributary brooks are very much swollen, and low-lying places are swamped with water. FAIL OF A ROOF AT TREALAW. During the gale on Friday the roof in the back portion of Mr. Jones's (grocer) house at Ynyscynon. Trealaw, fell in while the occupants were at meals. The servant girl sustained serious injuries to her face. WHIT LAND. The mail train over the Whitlamd, Tenby, and Pembroke Dock Railway had to put back from about a mile outside Whitland Station for a second engine on Friday, and with the two engines it took 35 minutes to get to Nar- berth Station, six miles distant. FERRYSIDE. The guard's brake-van and a truck of a down luggage train were blown off the line close to the railway station at Ferryside, and caused some delay to the morning passenger trains. A quantity of wreckage was picked up along the beach, including a. cask of petroleum and one containing composition for candles.
SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. Testimonial to Mr. W. Brace. In recognition of the excellent work done for the miners of South Wales and Mon- mouthshire by Mr. William Brace, miners' agent, in the last decade of the century a movement has been initiated to appeal to the workmen to subscribe to a testimonial for Mr. Brace. In the circular, which has been issued by the Western Valleys district, atten- tion is directed to the valuable services ren- dered to the miners of the district. Mr. Brace, has built up an excellent organisa- tion, arranged price-lists at nearly all the collieries in the district, and has been instru- mental in the success which has attended the administrative work in connection with the Compensation Act. Out of about 900 claims—some of them being exceptionally heavy ones—which have been dealt with, all, with the exception of two, in which favour- able verdicts were obtained, have been amicably settled through the intercession of Mr. Brace, without having recourse to the law courts. These facts will constitute a powerful appeal to the workmen and to Mr. Brace's many friends. CWMTILLERY DISPUTE. As a result of the dispute at the East Big Vein Colliery. Cwmtillery, with regard to the clod scale which the management refuse to recognise, a ballot has been taken by the workmen as to what course to pursue, and has resulted in an almost unanimous vote to hand in notices. Application will be made at the miners' council for this course to be taken.. DOCTORS QUESTION. The workmen employed at the Arael Griffin Colliery, Abertillery, recently decided, by a majority of 126, not to increase the doctors' poundage from 2d. to 3d. Notwithstanding this decision, the workmen residing in the lower district have resolved to pay Dr. Sullivan 13d. in the £ ■ This action has caused some friction amongst the workmen, who contend that the lower district men have no right to over-ride the decision arrived at by ballot of the whole of the workmen.
SUICIDE OF AN ENGLISH LADY IN NAPLES. A sad tragedy took place in on Thurs- day. Miss P. Campbell, an English lady, has been staying in the Hotel Bellevue, and during the last few days it was remarked that she seemed much agitated. On Thursday she went to a local dealer in arms, and, stating that she wished to buy a revolver for her brother, who was leaving for the Transvaal, was supplied with one of these weapons. She then returned to the hotel, when to all appearances she was quite calm. In the evening she was found dead in her room before a. mirror with two bullet wounA in the head. She left no letters behind, but on Friday morning a letter arrived for her with the stamp "Castle Don- nington."—Central News.
Absent Juryman Fined at Cardiff Everything was in .readiness at the Town- hall, Cardiff, on Friday, at the adjourned j inquest on the body of Thomas Hugh Davies, aged seven weeks. Mrs. Davies had her wit- nesse3 with her, Dr. Phillips was again pre- sent, and so was Detective-inspector Scott and Inspector New (National Society for the Pre- vention of Cruelty to Children). There was an absentee juryman. That being so, the coroner again adjourned the inquiry until Monday at four o'clock, and nned the defaulting jury- man (Mr. Gil lard) J35 for his absence.
Patriotic Newfoundland. St. John's (Newfoundland), Friday.—The modus vivendi regarding the Treaty Shore expires on the 31st inst. It is improbable that the Legislature will meet before the middle of January next. The Governor, however, desires a earlier session. It is expected that the Government will renew the modus vivendi for another year, on patriotic grounds, if requested to do so. in view of the fact that the South African war is not ended. The Governor is urging the formation of a Volunteer force, and the proposal is well received. The Legis- lature may vote a sum towards the expenses of the formation of such a force.—Renter, WM'
Shipping Casualties. ¡" [Lloyd's Telegrams.] Friday. Queen of Cambria-.—Falmouth telegraphs: Barque Queen of Cambria. previously re- ported, has been beached; vessel still making water. Adelaide and Alfred. and Emma.—Baltimore, County Cork, telegraphs: Steam tug Ade- laide parted moorings, went ashore on Bull Point; crew saved. Alfred and Emma, schooner, parted moorings, driven ashore Black Rock. Both vessels seriously damaged, full water, will probably become total wrecks. Pegasus.—Cardiff telegraphs: Ship Pegasus, grain laden, for Sharpness, foundered Penarth Roads; only one man landed here, fate of rest of crew unknown Queen of Cambria and Crown cf India.—Fal- mouth telegraphs: British barque Queen of Cambria, from. Tocopilla, nitrate, entering port in tow of tug parted cable on anchor- ing, fell across bows of British barque Crown of India, which arrived to-day from San Francisco, damaging her head. Former cut down to water's edge; vessel malting water; endeavotiring stop leak; pumpers gone on board. Sjaellano.—Hanstholm telegraphs: Swedish steamer Sjaellano, Oxelosund for Hull, laths, stranded; crew saved this morning. Coronilla, steamer, of North Shields, coal, pro- ceeding up Thames, ran ashore entrance Surrey Commercial Dock, where she now lies; damage unknown. Gaika, steamer, for Table Bay, collided this morning with Cory's barge Roads in Galleons Reach, Thames; steamer pro- ceeded. apparently uninjured; damage to bayge is unknown. Manar-Barry telegraphs: Steamer Manar ran agronnd on easwrn breakwater when entering harbour, and bottom is believed considerably damaged; will dry dock for survey. Jokai and Southgartli.—Newport telegraphs: Austrian steamer Jokai broke adrift from moorings and collided with steamer South- garth, of Liverpool; latter slight.deck damage. Penpol, steamer, ballast, drove ashore on sands during hurricane between Aber- avon and Briton Ferry; .still remains; tide falling; crew aboard. Trea.sx.rer, British ship, arrived Fleetwood from Parrsboro,' reports experienced very heavy weather, lost deckload. Shamrock, stea-mer, collided off Shieldhall, Glasgow, with barge; both slightly damaged. Enercuri, Spanish steamer, from Rottfi^'dam for Bilbao, drove on breakwater in Port- land Roads. Marstonmoor, steamer, from Philadelphia, arrived Leith, was struck by heavy sea in Atlantic, had bridges, &c., damaged. North Star, steamer, from Hamburg, reports having struck a sunken wreck in Elbe during voyage. Gloucester, steamer, is ashore on Black Rock, Killybegs Harbour; position dangerous. Avenel—Wexford telegraphs: Yacht Avenel broke from moorings in gale this morning, got on breakwater; towed off by tugs; now at quay; probably damaged. Gaika, steamer, proceeding down Thames, col- lided and Sons' Barge Roads, Galleons Reach, breaking about 70 barges adrift, sinking several; steamer proceeded, damage unknown. Neptune, Alice Moor, and Sant Erasmo.—Mil- ford telegraphs: Furious gale since last night continues. Schooner Neptune, Aber- dovey for Littlehampton, drove against iron pier, where she lies dismasted; crew saved; poor prospects saving cargo. Schooner Alice Moor driven on rocks. Barqrfe Sant Erasmo dragged anchors over mile. Pegasus.—Cardiff telegraphs: Barque Pegasus, for Sharpness, grain, ashore Lavernock Point: floated, anchored outer roads; one crew picked up with lifebelt on, who is reported left vessel in boat with other members of crew; previous raport Pegasus had foundered erroneous. Charles Mitchell and Georgina.—The two following vessels, previously referred to in summary as overdue, were posted at Lloyd's to-day as missing:—Steamer Charles Mitchell. of Cardiff, which left Barry Dock for Havre, with a cargo of coal, on the 16th of November, and passed the Lizard the following day, and the Georgina, of Poole, which left London for Poole. with a cargo of wheat, &c.. on the 3rd of Novem- ber, and not since been heard of. Amelia Corksum.—Tlie following vessel, not having been heard of since the date speci- fied, is considered vrfpy much overdue: — Amelia Corksum, of St. John's (N.F.), which is reported to have sailed from Oporto for St. John's (N.F.) on the 25th of August last. Topaze and Jane Walter.—Tarbert telegraphs: Brigantine Topaze and schooner Jane Walter parted cables last night in Tarbert Roads and drove ashore Glin; vessels still ashore, apparently uninjured, excepting loss anchors and cables. Lizzie, R. W. 1' and Gorey Lass.—Swansea telegraphs: Crews of Lizzie, of Padstow, R. W. T., of Plymouth, and Gorey Lass, of Ilfracombe. just landed Mumbles by life- boat; vessels will probably be saved. Fawn.—During heavy gale to-day yawl yacht Fawn, when driving near Ryde Sands. hoisted signal for assistance, and towed into Cowes by tug. SCan dinavia.n steamer, of Hartlepool, coal. outward, collided with fe,rry. company's landing, Newcastle, doing considerable damage to latter; steamer proceeded, damage unknown. Penpol.—Port Talbot telegraphs: Steamer Pen- pol, previously reported ashore, has sus- tained no apparent damage to bottom; tide gone out; steamer dry on sand; steamer being made secure with anchors and chains; tpringw. Devon. — Bridgwater telegraphs: Steamer Devon, bound Bristol, general cargo driving ashore Burnham, south side pier; furious gale. Urda.—Burntisland telegraphs: Norwegian steamer Urda., previously reported ashore, successfully floated, and towed outer har. hour for temporary repairs, prior proceed- ing Leith. Fishguard telegraphs: Unknown vessel total wreck near Trevine. Leandsr. Norwegian steamer, from Java. arrived New York considerable deck damage owing heavy weather. John Rees (reported), ketch, of Plymouth, assisted Ramsgate leaky, loss anchor, chain. Daventry. — Charlestown cables: British steamer Ds-ventry ashore mouth harbour; probably float after discharging part cargo. Enecuri.—'Weymouth telegraphs: Spanish steamer Enecuri, previously reported ^shore on breakwater, it is feared she will list off and fill. Wavertree.—Astoria cables: British ship Wavertree, from Valparaiso, arrived 27th, foretopsailyard carried away, three top- sails, and quantity running gear carried way. and main rail started or broken Scilly telegraphs. There is large barque, with small pieces sails on her, set with signals of distress living, but cannot be made out for haze. eight miles S.W. St. Agnes Light- house, drifting south; wind now strong gale; high eea. Enecuri.—Weymouth further telegraphs tb steamer Enecari: Twenty-two crew landed on breakwater, and ma.ster, four hands still aboard. Reliance and Looe.—Bristol telegraphs: Trow Reliance and dandy Looe are ashore on Dunball. Neptune and Alice Moor.—Milford telegraphs: Schooner Neptune, previously reported, has sunk alongside pier. Schooner Alice Moor, Portmadoc for Southampton, ashore Shingle Beach: will dry low water. Ardrossan, 78s and 67s 6d; Eglinton, 67s 6d and doubtful if steamer can get off until next Fjord, Norwegian barque, Cardiff for Rio de Janeiro, coal, arrived Falmouth rigging damaged and to stop leak. Primrose Hill.—Holyhead telegraphs further: British ship Primrose Hill stranded on rocks near Penrhos Point and is total loss; whole of crew, except one, drowned. Japan—Copenhagen telegraphs: Russian barque Japan, West Ha-rtlepool for Libau, coal, aground Middelgrunden;. has sus- tained damage; Svitzer steamer gone to Victory.—Inverness telegraphs: Tug Victory, of Aberdeen, grounded to-day off Thornbueh Quay, Inverness Harbour; filled high water. Thomas and Elizabeth and Delaware.—Ply- mouth telegraphs: During gale this morn- ing ketch Thomas and Elizabeth drove across cables of steamer Delaware, doing some damage; has been towed to Sutton Pool. Regina, Doyre, and Malone.—Plymouth tele- graphs: Ketch Regina. drove between bows of vessels Dovre and Malone, lying in tiers, Gattewater, with no persons aboard; part of Dovre's crew went aboard, with assis- tance of tug brought her into Sutton Pool, apparently little damaged. Astillero and Brilliant.—Weymouth telegraphs: ■ Spanish steamer Astillero was in collision to-day in Weymouth Roads with a Danish three-masted brigantine, carrying away bowsprit, jibboom, headgear attached, and alsoreported having carried away bowsprit of ketch Brilliant, of Guernsey; crew of Danish vessel aboard Spanish steamer. Connaught. — Holyhead telegraphs Mail steamer Connaught, in coming into har- bour was in collision with a steamer, damaging one plate on port side. Ebenezer.—Crpw of EbenezEr. schooner, of Portmadoc, from Dundalk, in ballast, landed at Holyhead by steam lifeboat. Ian Joseph, schooner, dragged anchois, now holding; heavy gale. 1 Railway barge.—Waterford telegraphs: Water- ford-Limerick Railway barge foundered; ford-Limerick Railway barge foundered; about fifty tons of sugar lost. Hope of Rochester, barge, from Rochester for Harwich, with cement, ashore and sunk Dover Court Bay; crew landed Walton South Stack. Primrose Hill.—Holyhead telegraphs: British ship Primrose Hill, from Liverpool for Vancouver, total wreck Penrhos Rocks, and sunk; rocket apparatus on spot. Emma Marcia.—Hoylake telegraphs: Trawler Emma Marcia ashore, 61 per chart, Liver- pool Bay; crew safe. Seine—French barque Seine, from Iquique for Falmouth, saltpetre, stranded Newquay; crew landed. Capricorno. barque, of Trieste, from Cardiff for St. Paul de Loanda, ashore near Bude; one man saved, every endeavour being made to rescue others; terrific gale. Primrose Hill.—Holyhead telegraphs: British ship Primrose Hill, from Liverpool for Vancouver, general cargo, drove ashore on high rocky cliff, one mile and a half east of South Stack, and immediately broke in two, and sank in five fathoms water; as she broke the foremast fell; terrible high sea; only one able seaman, John Petersen. saved; all the remainder of the crew, numbering 34, perished; wreckage washing ashore, and also some cargo. Victoria, steamer, from Dunkirk for New York, sugar, arrived Queenstown, short coal, sundry deck damages. Fremington. Iron King, Humility, and Jane and Sarah. — Fremington telegraphs: Steamer Fremington, now lying at Fre- mington. has portside stove in through ale. and ketches Iron King, Humility, and Jane and Sarah have sunk. Silurian and Achuri .— Bilbao telegraphs: British steamer Silurian and Spanish steamer Achuri collided;' both slightly damaged. Phyllis Angel, British steamer, arrived Gib- raltar to-day with main (rfceampipe broke
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FOREIGN ARRIVALS AND MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL STEAMERS. "Wandby passed Dover for Bremen 26th. Aahby arrived Syra 27th. Hurworth passed Dover for Alexandria 26th. Stckesley arrived Honfleur 27tli. Cliiverstone arrived Port Said 24th. Dawlish arrived Antwerp 28th. Collivaud left Bilbao for Cardiff 28th. Phoebe left Newport News for Rotterdam 27th. Commonwealth left Sulina for Antwerp 28th.
POACHER WOUNDS TWO FARMERS. It was reported at Swansea on Friday that a poaching affray had occurred on the previous evening at Nantymoel Uchaf Farm, on Gellyonen Mountain, in the Swansea Valley, Mr. John Bowen, occupier of the farm men- tioned, left his home, accompanied by his nephew, a neighbouring farmer, at five o'clock, with the intention of going to Pontardawe to catch the train to Ystradgynlais. The walk is a lonely one of three or four miles. Thos. Hugh Pritchard, the nephew, was leading a sheep dog. In a field which they passed through they observed a man, who called out to Pritchard in Velah, telling him to let the dog go. On Pritchard refusing, the man is alleged to have fired off his gun, the shots entering the side of Mr. Bowen. Be after- wards fired at Pritchard, and slightly wounded him in the side, but Pritchard ran after the assailant, and nearly overtook him, when he again presented his gun, which he had managed to re-load, and fired at him a second time, scattering shots in his body. He was unable to further pursue the poacher, who escaped, and, not being known to either of the wounded men, has not yet been arrested. The two injured men were examined by Dr. Grif- fiths, of Pontardawe, who found 39 shots in Eowen's body and 25 in Pritchard's. Neither of the men is, fortunately, in serious danger. An empty cartridge case has been picked up by the police on the spot. The police report made at Pontardawe Police- station stated that information of the affair was brought there at seven o'clock the same evening by a nephew of Mr. Bowen, Herbert Roberts. The report proceeds:—Inspector Stanfield on receiving the information went with Dr. Griffiths and arrived at the place about ten p.m., and made an examination of both the injured men. Each of the men had shote in their bodies. After an examination, Pritchard said that his uncle was 67 years of age, and that he had been on the farm since two o'clock that day on business. In com- pany with his uncle, he left about five p.m. with the intention of returning to Ystradgynlais, his uncle accompanying him part of the way across three fields until they reached Baram Common, where they saw a man with a gun. At, this time Pritchard was leading a puppy aheep dog by a cord, which was fastened round, its neck, and which he had left at the farm about two months previous. When within 25 to 30 Yarlts of the man the latter said in the vernacular, "Let the dog go." Pritchard said, No." The poacher repeated his request, and Pritchard asked, What .for?" The poacher answered, It has just gone into the field from the mountain." No, it didn't," said Pritchard, whereupon the poacher, who ap- peared to be in a bad temper through some cause unknown to both, immediately aimed his gun and fired both barrels, the first shot striking Bowen on the right side, inflicting injuries from the right breast to the ankles. Pritchard, seeing his uncle falling, grasped, him. but while turning round he received the charge of the second barrel in his right side, inflicting injuries to the lower part of the body. Pritchard gave chase, and ran after the stranger for some 200 yards. Then the latter deliberately stopped and fired again at a dis- tance of 50 yards, inflicting further injuries upon PritchaTd, who thereupon went to his uncle, and both were assisted to their home by a neighbouring farmer and his family.
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THE INEVITABLE HAPPENS. Licence Twice Refused and a Club Opens. It has been decided to open a workmen's club at the Alexandra, Hotel, New Tredegar. For two years in succession the confirming sessions at Usk have refused to grant a licence, although it has been granted unani- mously by the local bench.
SHROPSHIRE MILITIA TO GO TO EGYPT. Sir Thomas Meyrick Going to the Front. The Shropshire Militia, or 3rd Battalion King's Shropshire Light Infantry, commanded by Colonel Sir Thomas Meyrick, Barl., C.B., Apley Castle, Salop, and Bush, Pembroke, now stationed at Tipperary, Ireland, are under orders to proceed to Egypt. At the outbreak of the war Colonel Meyrick and his battalion volunteered for active service in South Africa, but they were not up to war strength. Colonel Meyrick's son, Captain St. John Meyrick, 1st Gordon Highlanders, was killed a few weeks ago. Another son commands the 5th Battalion of the Imperial Yeomanry, and two other sens are also serving in South Africa. Sir Thomas Meyrick is a C.B.. and is the son of Mr. St. John Charlton, of Apley Castle, Salop, by the only daughter and heiress of the late Mr. Thomas Meyrick, of Bush, Pembroke- shire. He was born in 1838, and assumed by Royal licence the I name of Meyrick in 1858. He is a lieutenant-colonel in the Shropshire Militia (3rd Battalion). The Meyricks are an ancient family, originally from Bodorgan, Anglesey, but since the marriage of their ancestor, Rowland Meyrick, Bishop of Bangor, to a daughter of Owen Barrett, of G-ellyswick, they have flourished in Pembrokeshire.
Death of the Granddaughter of lolo Morganwg." The death is announced of Mias Elizabeth Williams, daughter of the late Taliesun Williams, and granddaughter of "lolo Mor- ganwg." It occurred at Harrow a few days ago. Miss Williams was well known in the Merthyr district. On her mother's'• side she was connected with the Petherick family, dpe of whom attained distinction as the discoverer of the White Nile. Miss Williams inherited the literary ability of the family, and was an exceedingly well-read woman, thoroughly intel- lectual, keen in repartee, but with no predilec- tions towards bardic culture. The druidio sword of her grandfather she presented to Mr. C: Wilkins, and by him it was giaen to the Cardiff Museum. After her retirement from Wales she lived for some years in Canada, of which Colony she had strong admiration. especially for its freedom from society caste.
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