L A (COMPLETE). It was eight o'clock. Prayers had been read In the ward, the lights were turned down, and a. peaceful silence reigned, broken only by an ocsasional cough or muffled exclamation. The nurse in charge, known in the hospital as Sister Howard, walked slowly down the wa,rd, to see that all was in order for the night, no detail escaping her keenly observant glance. All was as it should be. The medicines had been administered, hot water bottles given when necessary, milk, or stimulants, where especially ordered; the flowers had been removed, and the beds were all tidy. The head nurse was at the table, working by a, Shaded lamp, the two probationers had gone off dmy, and Sister Howard felt that she might rest in her sitting-room with an easy con- acience until the arrival of the night nurse. Ureter Howard was a striking-looking woman of 40, one whom few people would pass in the atreet without a second glance. Her eyes were the most noticeable features in her face. They were dark and deeply set in their black eye- brows. They were curiously mesmeric eyes, and seemed to have the power of reading one's very thoughts. Her mouth and chin were expressive of great firmness and determina- tion. She had a slim. upright figure and remarkably pretty hanus and feet. Her thick, dark hair was parted over a low brow iwp> somewhat severe style, which, however, was admirably suited to her face. She stood for some time at her window, gazing into the misty distance, where the last flush of crimson had faded from the pale, clear sky. An unusual weariness and depression stole over her. She felt very tired of the mono- tony of her life. For the past fifteen years she had been in charge of the male medical ward, commonly known as "Howard." where she had worked, day after day. with no break, except for the annual summer holiday, when for a month she could tfcrow aside her toil and anxiety and go into the outer world from which she had been imprisoned. How pasionately she longed at times to get beyond the narrow bounds of hospital life! How sick to death she grew of the everlasting talk of "shop" among the nurses, the wretched jtittle-tattle, the petty jealousies, the limited spheres in which probationers and sisers alike seemed to move! There were times, too, when she craved, as a lonely woman, for a place to call home, where she might be surrounded by loving hearts, bound to her by kindred ties. "1 would go'a thousand miles over sea or land to a home, if I had one," she sai-d once. on one of those rare occasions when she gave utterance to sentiment. She grew weary of living among strangers, who were no more to her than she was to them; strangers, who for the greater part only saw the stern, autocratic side of her nature. The continual stream of fresh proba- tioners, too, who were sent into her ward fir training, taxed her patience somewhat, for she was one of those women who do not take kindly to 88W faces. She found the same types repeated in different individuals. There was the steady, consciencious worker, the pert. self-satisfied one, the distinctly frivolous, and the practically incapable. The few nurses she had grown to love left the hospital, or went on the private staff. and she lost sight of them. The old familiar faces of those who lad been her fellow-workers during the period of her training were missing. A new matron had been recently appointed, and most of the simter8 in charge of the other wards were new- comers. The responsibility of the 35 patients under her care was a great strain uporj^er, more especially since her health was giving way, Lately certain symptoms of cardiac affection. wVjich she knew to be serious, had developed fS^kemselves, and. although a sudden death had nv terrors for her, she dreaded beyond all things a chronic disease, which would necessi- tate the resignation of her post, for she had no private means, and was far too proud a woman to have accepted the slightest help from any friend. Yet there were nurses who would gladly have made any sacrifice for her sake; for. although she was too proud and reserved to he univer- sally popular. she inspired the few who knew acd loved her with something akin to adora- tion. Yet, while many were repelled by her. everyone respected her. for she was acknow- ledged to be the cleverest nurse in the hospi- tal. and it was well-known that her's was the best managed and most orderly ward. All her patients stood more or less in awe of her, and their conduct, while under her care, was exem- plary enough to startle the friends and neigh- bours who knew them at home. To her nurses she was. although strict, very just, and even kind, in an undemonstrative fashion. She might have obtained a higher post in another institution, but there were certain associations and tender memories connected with this hospital which made it. perhaps, the nearest approach to a home she would ever know. For there had been a time when this ward had seemed the very gate of Paradise, a time when her youth had been crowned by the magic gift of love. He had been appointed house surgeon at the same time that she-a girl of twenty-four-was first put in charge of the men's medicail ward. Her work had been much harder in those days, for she had had but one probationer to help her, yet with the bounding joy which thrilled every pulse of her being she felt capable of accomplishing twice the amount. Sometimes she had lain awake all night through sheer happiness and never felt the lack of sleep. How clearly now she could recall his hand- some, sunburnt face. laughing hazel eyes, frank, genial tones, and happy, careless man- Ber. It had seemed so improbable at first that he should care for her, an excessively shy girl, with an awkward, abrupt manner, for few people were attracted by her, while he was everybody's favourite. His cheery, kindly manners made him idolised by the patients, while his exceptional abilities won golden opinions for him from the medical staff. He remained at the hospital for one year. into which, for Sister Howard, the happiness of a lifetime was crowded. By her wish their engagement was kept secret while he held his appointment, but this did not prevent their fre- quently meeting when she was "off-duty." He gave her a ring. which was still among her most treasured possessions, and would have openly announced the engagement had she been willing. What. a rosy picture he painted for them! What great things he was going to do, inspired by love! What a dream of ease and luxury her life was to be! And then she used to langh at him. and teasingty declared that she would be much happier working in the wards, and only eeeing him occasionally. At last the time came for him to leave. All her life after Sister Howard could recall the hopeless misery of that day, and the awful flense of loss which was her first consciousness on waking in the morning. "I don't believe you care a bit." he had said; for. beyond the whiteness of her face, she showed no outward sign of emotion. But she had a heart-sick pre- sentiment that this was the end of all their dreams and hopes. At first he wrote regularly to her, for he had obtained a good appointment, and was in high spirits. Then his letters came at longer in- tervals, and were chiefly accounts of a rakher boisterous set of students amongst whom he was thrown. Wine and card parties were fre- quently mentioned. By-and-bye he wrote a short letter to say be had resigned his appoint- ment. for which he gave no reason. Sister Howard was too proud to inquire since he did not choose to tell her, but she was conscious of a chill feeling of disappointment. After a long silence he wrote from abroad, saying that he had an appointment as doctor on board ship, and hoped soon to be able to make a home for her. assuring her that no one could ever fill her place in his affections. At last he wrote to say that he had lost his post. It was a brief letter, but she gathered from it that he had himself chiefly to blame. She had never heard from him since. At first •he had watched and hoped for a letter in vain; then, as the conviction dawned upon her that it would never come, she grew to hate the very eight of the daily bunch of letters delivered into the ward. Yet there was always an un- reasonable fancy lurking within her that he must come back to her some day; time and common sense could not entirely destroy it, and she resolved that if ever he should return to the old place to find her she would not fail him. She was one of those women who love but once and for eternity. This evening was the anniversary of her first arrival at the hospital. Perhaps that was why Sister Howard's thoughts had strayed so far into the past. She had been thinking how different life might have been for her, and how weary the past years of vain hopes and expec- tations had been! She was roused from her reverie by the tones of the head nurse, saying. "There's a fresh case coming in, sister; the porter says it's delirium tremens, coupled with pneumonia." "Lttckily that bed in the side ward is empty," returned Sister Howard. on the alert at once. Y4Du had better put him in there." SiAeu Howard left her sitting-room as the men wefo. through the ward with the empty stretcher, on which the patient had been conveyed. The house surgeon had just API-eared. "Bad case, sister," hf remarked, in his jerky iWMwer. ^'Single mll carrying sand- bowoo-exwoure to wet and cold-hard (Innklng-poor liting--ume down in the world, should say." Sister Howard accompanied him to the side ward where the patient was lying. As she entered the room she caught her breath sud- denly, and for a moment everything seemed blurred and indistinct, for she saw before her, after fifteen years, plainly recognisable, in spite-of the traces of want, and intemper^mce, and hard living, the man upon whom all the hopes and dreams of her life had centred. She did not need the additional testimony of the name which the house surgeon wrote on the patient's board. It wags a pitiable sight, this wreck of a life which had been once so promising. The frank, hazel eyes were vacant and blood-shot; the cheeks, sunken and drawn in, were deeply lined; the mouth, once so expressive of kind- ness and good humour, was now hansr ng help- lessly open. He was too weak to be violent or noisy; the only manifestation of the delirium being a feeble muttering, and incessant pulling at the bed clothes. "We must have a special nurse to watch by him," said the house surgeon. "I will sit up with him through tb. ;ii~ht." aoiswered Sister Howard, decisively. "It won't be a matter of many hours, and I get so little sleep now that it will make no difference to me." Her strong will-some called it obstinacy- was too well known for anyone to oppose her lightly. so she had her own way. Through the long, dreary hours of that dark night, she watched with a woman's infinite tenderness, while the life for which she would gladly have sacrificed her own ebbed away. This, then, was the meeting she had so often looked forward to-but what a bitter contrast to the one she had pictured! Here was the man to whom she had given her heart's best affection, a mere wreck of his former self; helpless, sunken, and degraded; even uncon- scious of her very presence. It was such a sad ending to the rosy dreams which had coloured so many years of her life. Yet she had no thought of pity for herself, only an intense compassion for him. The story of his past life was plain enough to her now. Recklessness and intemperance had led to his losing his appointments; then he had doubtlessly become deeply involved in debt, until he had despaired of making his way-for he was one to be easily discouraged—and had allowed himself to sink to this level. She felt glad there was no one else who would remember amd recognise him in this hospital, where he had once been so loved and honoured. He never regained consciousness; perhaps it was better so, for it would have been an addi- tional shame to him to see the woman whose idol he had been a witness of his downfall. Once during his delirium she fancied that she caflight the word "Maisie." It had been his name for her in the old days. No one else had ever cailea her by it. Perhaps her presence, or the old surroundings vaguely influenced his wandering mind. Towards dawn the change which she knew so well came over his face. and the flickering flame of life died out. Then Sister Howard crept away to bed. feel- ing very lonely, aeid strangely old. The chill, grey twilight of life seemed to have suddenly overtaken her, and she was conscious of an overpowering desire to rest. The next morning the nurse whose business was to call Sister Howard was conscious of a strange stillness in the room. On drawing up the blind a startled exclamation escaped her, for the morning sunlight streaming across the bed revealed the sister peacefully wrapt in a, sleep from which no human voice could ever rouse her. Death was pronounced to be due to caidiac disease, resulting from overwork.
DEATH OF MR J. H. INSOLE. A PIOSTEER OF CARDIFF'S TRADE. We regret to announce the death of Mr. James Harvey Insole, of Ely Court. The sad event took place on Sunday evening at seven o'clock at his residence. Mr. Insole, who was in his eightieth year, had been ailing for many months, and since last summer a marked diminution of strength had been apparent to all his relatives and friends. Still, he retained his mental faculties to the end. and death was due to physical decay. lIe was attended by Dr. C. Yach-ell. Mr. Insole was twice married, and a widow, a son (Mr. Frederick Insole, Fairwater, Hurst), and a daughter (Mrs. Fernham) survive him. An elder son (Mr. Walter Insole) died some years ago. Mr. Insole was one of the pioneers in the development of Cardiff as a. port for the ship- ment of coal. He was born at Worcester in 1821, and in 1828 removed with his father, the late Mr. George Insole, to Cardiff. The latter became a well-known colliery proprietor and coal shipper, owning first of all the Maes- mawr Colliery, and subsequently acquiring ..n interest in and shipping the Wainwyllt coal. It was he who introduced that vein to Cardiff shippers, and special interest attaches to the fact as it was absolutely the flrst steam coal delivered in Cardiff. That was within a year of the removal to Cardiff, and was the com- mencement of a trade that has grown to a vast and important extent. The first cargo was forwarded to London, then a cargo was sent to Malta-a long way in those days—and in the following year his Majesty's ship St. Pierre (Commander Denham) was bun- kered. These three transactions constitute the three points of departure in steam coal history—the first shipment to the London market, the first foreign shipment, and the first supply to tlw Royal Navy. Mr. George Insole was also one of the principal promoters of the Taff Vale Railway. Mr. James H. Insole entered into partnership with his father in 1842, and as partners they acquired property at Cymmer, near Porth. The firm was one of the first to recognise the untold wealth of the Rhondda Valleys, and, having secured the Abergorky property, sank pits to the steam coal measures, which fully realised all that was expected of them. In 1857 Mr. Insole was placed on the commission of the peace for the borough of Cardiff, being one of the earliest r. agistrates, and ten years later wa-s also enrolled as a magistrate for the county of Glamorgan. He was one of the original direc- tors of the Penarth Harbour, Dock, and Rail- way, and was a director aieo of the Ely Valley Railway. When the Cardiff Chamber of Com- merce was established, in 1896, Mr. Insole was elected first president.
THE LATE COLONEL GUTHRIE. FUNERAL ON SATURDAY. The interment of the mortal remains of the late Colonel Guthrie took place at the New Cemetery, Cardiff, on Saturday afternoon. The weather was of a most inclement character, but there was a very large attendance of relatives and friends. The cortege left the residence of the deceased, at Penarth, at 1.30 p.m.. and there were then a large number of carriages following. At ha-lf-past two o'clock the Great Western Station at Cardiff was reached, and there the procession was joined by upwards of twenty more carriages. There were also preesent members of the Windsor Lodge of Freemasons, of which Colonel Guthrie was the first Worshipful Master. The services in the cemetery chapel and at the graveside were conducted by the Rev. Mr. M'Millan, the minister of the Windsor-place Presbyterian Church. In accordance with an ancient Scotch custom, it was Mrs. Guthrie's wish that her sons should lower their father's coffin into its last resting-plaoe. but. as their united strength was not equal to the task, they were only able to meet their mother's wishes in so far as to render assistance to the undertaker's men. The chief mourners were Captain David Guthrie, Mr. James Guthrie, Mr. Archie Guthrie, and Mr. Donald Guthrie (sons). Mr. John Murphy (son-in-law), Mr. J. D. Glass, of Liverpool (brother-in-law), Mr. T. M. Heywood (partner in the firm of Guthrie, Heywood. and Co.), and Messrs. E. W, Cottle, H. Davies, S. R. Ham. W. Miles, W. Lemarque. J. Rowles, R. Boxhall, and Stickler (office staff of GutJjrie, Heywood. and Co.). Messrs. M. H. W. Wood- Davey. J. B. Ferrier, and W. R. Hawkins (sec- retary) represented the chamber of commerce; Mr. John Moore, Dr. Hughes, and Mr. E. L. Downing, on behalf of the Hamadryad Hospital Ship Committee; and Mr. John Cory and Mr. H. Wallis, for the Cardiff Shipowners and Brokers' Association. There were also present Mr. R. H. Carrick. secretary of the Mars Training Ship; Mr. Stovin, superinten- dent of the same; Sir John Gunn, Captain Fowler. Mr. E. B. Sims, Captain M. J. Begg, Captain Rosser. Bute Docks; Captain Davie3, Barry Dock; and Messrs. D. R. Ambrose, D. D. Widdaa. C. A. Carlsen. X. T. Daniel, W. Scott, Worshipful Master Windsor Lodge; F. M. Johnson, D. H. Edmunds, A. M. Ingledew, Geo. Thomas, John Jenkins, accountant; J. T. Shelton. Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; Rees Jones. W. Lester Jones. R. Duncan, S. Coleman, and J. A. MacFarlane, the Rev. J. T. Wordsworth. Messrs. G. E. Pettie. A. C. Macin- tosh, W. Riley, Gascoigne Dalziel, S. T. James. Hansen, Roger Price. Strana-ghan. J. Davies, and A. Brown. Colonel Thornley, Captain A. Thompson. Union Steamship Company; and Mers. J. M. Jennings, and Bowdan Ross, and others. The floral tributes were numerous, wreaths and crosses having been sent, not only by relatives and friends, but also by the various societies and charitable institutions with which Colonel Guthrie was connected.
THE CARDIFF MYSTERY. The Cardiff mystery of the mistaken iden- tity seems likely to remain one. So far, all that is certain is that a man committed sui- cide and was buried. Mr. E. B. Reece. the Cardiff coroner, was seen by one of our reporters as to what course would be fol- lowed in view of the return of Mrs. Lewis's son. He was informed that if Mrs. Lewis chooses to appear before the coroner and informs him thatshe made a mistake in her identification the coroner will make an om- cial record of the fact. It is not likely tfiat the body of the suicide will be exhumed.
Cheapest and Best House Furnisher is Sam Taylcr. Oowbridge-rd. No Hire System. No town expeams. *Ilia only for cash, buy* only for cash.,
Passing Pleasantries. He (who has been refused) Well. I hope we'll continue friends. She: I fear not. I'm going to be a step- mother to you. "I see they are applying ball bearings to a great many things now." "Yes. they have a ball bearing sign down where I keep my watch." He I never smoke a cigarette without thinking what a fool I am. She: I didn't know before that there was any virtue in cigarettes at all. Why is a thief who gives his confederates away like the capital of Turkey? And the double-dyed assassin replied, "Becaaise he is constant to no pal." Mrs. N. Peck: Papa always was a great joker. Mr. N. Peck: That's so. When I asked him for you he said: "Take her, young man, and be happy." Bald-Headed Gentleman (having his boots polished): Confound it, you take an abominably long time about it. Shoeblack: Yes sir; it ain't done so quick as when you 'as your 'air cut. Par nraged): Well. Constantia. daughter, I've never, in all my life, seen as soft, green, unsophisticated, spoony an idiot as young r uddington. Mamma (emphatically): I have! Judge: You are accused of picking pockets. Criminal: I plead not guilty. Judge Not guilty? Why, you were discovered in the act. Criminal: Your Honour, I was not picking pockets. I just took them as they came. "W ba.t a lot of respect everybody seems to pay that rich Mrs. Beasley. They don't leave her alone for a single moment." "That isn't respect." "What is it?" "Don't you know? She is a kleptomaniac." HER PREROGATIVE. She was a woman and denied The right to murmur what she thought; But she could sit there dreamy-eyed And utter sighs that told a lot. HIS ANNUAL RESCUE. "My wife asserts that she saves my life at least once every year." "How's that?" "She won't let me go hunting." HOW HE LOOKED. "How did I look after the football game?" "You looked as if you had been chasing !i calf in a blackberry patch." CONTAGION OF MOOD. When you're feeling blue, please hide it- Squelch it, if you can; I 'Tis a germ which—woe betide it! Skips from man to man. Wallace: I used to believe that hypnotism was a rank fraud, but I am a convert, now. Ferry: Eeen put under the influence your- self? No, but, a professor got Wheeler on the stage, and it was not five minutes before Whesler was standing up before the crowd aF?srting that there were lots of better bicycles than his." IN ARREAR. A "harp lawyer once escaped from the vestry after his marriage without paying the regula- tion fee. The clergyman made no attempt to recover it. But a few years later the pame gentleman was rah enough to make his appearance as a widower to be married again. When they came to the point in the service where the rubric provides for the payment of 0 L the fee, the bridegroom, that there might bo no unpleasantness, hastened to lay it on the book. But he reckoned without his host. Thank you," said the clergyman, quietly pocketing it. that is for laost time, and now you will kindly settle up for the present cere- mony before I read another word." A TOUCHING INCIDENT. During a recent railway accident a pas- senger who had escaped injury started out to see if he could be of any assistance in extricating the wounded. Seeing a fellow tra- veller searching anxiously among the wreckage, and, thinking he might help him, he went up and offered his services. Unfortunately, he somehow gained the impression that the old gentleman was searching his wife's body, so he asked, in sympathetic tones: "What part] of the train was she in?" Raising his lantern and glaring at the of the train was she in?" Raising his lantern and glaring at the kindly-dipposed passenger, the old man shouted, in indignant tones: 'She.' sir she.' Hang it, sir, I'm looking for my te-eth." FAST TIME. Counsel (examining witness): You say you saw the shots nred? Witness: Yes, sir. "How near were you to the scene of the aflray?" "When the first shot was fired I was about ten feet from the shooter." "Ten feet. Well, now tell the court where you were when the second shot was fired." "I didn't measure the distance." ^peaking approximately, how far should you say? "Well, I should say about half a mile." Husband to wife in full evening dress): My stars! Is that all you are going to wear? Wife (calmly): All except the flowers. Which of these clusters would you select? Husband (resignedly): The biggest. "I believe," said the candidate, "that ms country calls me." "If you are alluding to that noise you heard jest now," said the old farmer, "you are some- what mistook. It was nothing but the old donkey a-braying in the back yard." Youthful Auditor (who has dropped into the theatre before the performance): What are you doing, opening all thcee doors? Attendant: The manager told me that your piece was to be played to-night, and he wanted all the exit doors open in case of a panic. OVER CANNIE. An old woman who had never seen or heard of a telephone went into a poulterer's shop for a rabbit. The poulterer had two shops, which were connected by telephone. As there were no rabbits in the shop, they telephoned to the other and had one sent up. The old lady, on meeting a, friend, said to her: "I've just been to the fruiterer's for a rab- bit, and he gaed to a hole in the wa' and said, 'Bring up a rabbit,' and in two or three meenits in come3 a laddie wi' a rabbit. Ma certie, I'll no t'at it; it's own cannie! Ye can dae what ye like wi' it." NOT ALWAYS RAINING. An English gentleman on tour through Scot- land was unfortunately accompanied by wet weather most of the time. When he set out from Glasgow to Greenock the morning was very fine, but before he had proceeded half way he was overtaken by a heavy storm. Addressing a. herdboy by the roadside, heisaid, "Boy. does it always rain in this country?" "No," replied the boy; "sometimes it snowa."
LOCAL AMUSEMENTS. THEATRE ROYAL. CARDIFF. A week of classical comedy by Mr. Edward Compton's company has been arranged. On Monday and Saturday "Davy Garrick" will be given, on Tuesday "The Rivals," on Wednes- day "School for Scandal." on Thursday "She Stoops to Conquer," and on Friday "An Emperor's Romance." The company is an excellent one. GRAND THEATRE, CARDIFF. "Saturday Night in London"—a play of much force and variety—will occupy the stage of the Grand Theatre this week. The company is under the guidance of Mr. Matt. Wilkinson, a dramatic author of repute. THE EMPIRES. CARDIFF. The newest thing in bio-tableaux will be shown at the Queen-street house this week, being the reproduction of "Santa Claus" in twenty scenes. Apart from this the programme is an excellent one. NEWPORT. The six Sisterp M'NuIty are the premiers at the Newport hall. On the bill also are the names of Mr. James Norrie, the Five Julians, Palles and Cussisk, Fernandez, Mdlle. Bmmy's performing dogs, Gerti Morton, and Flo Windsor. THE LYCEUM, NEWPORT. That altogether admirable opera bouffe, "La Peupee," -ie n)w so well-known to Newport playgoers that no introduction is necessary to insure its being well patronised this week, when it revisits the Lyceum.
NAZARETH HOUSE ASSAULT-AT-ARMS A meeting of the committee of the Nazareth House (Cardiff) Assault-at-Arms was held on Sunday evening. There was a large and repre- sentative company, close on fifty members of the executive being present. Arrangements for the forthcoming assault-at-arms were dis- cussed, amd from letters received it seems cer- tain that the entertainment will be. if any- thing, more attractive than ever. Mr. Jacob Jlyams. it was announced, would again >.ave k charge of the London fcciers.
RESIGNS THE VICARIATE OF ST. JOHN'S RESUME OF HIS WORK IN CARDIFF The following letter will, doubtless, come as a surprise to the public generally, for, though as announced in the "Western Mail" on Saturday, Canon Thompson accepted the preachership at Gray's Inn, there is an impression abroad that it would be unnecessary for him to give up his present incumbency, but might hold it in con- junction with his new post. This cannot be, and the public will feel a pang of sincere regret at the thought of seeing this excellent parish priest and the promoter of the public welfare generally leave the town of his adop- tion, where he has laboured with such ability and zeal, and with such conspicuous success. Canon Thompson, had he chose, might have left ytttrs ago. When the Bishop of Manches- ter was translated from the Bishopric of Mel- bourne the canon had the first offer, but refused it. Had he accepted the position it is not probable that the Church work which he has carried on in Cardiff would have been attempted. Subjoined is the letter referred to, copies of which Canon Thompson has sent to each of his churchwardens:- The Vicarage, Jan. 18. 1901. My dear Churchwardens,—By Easter next my incumbency of this parish will have extended over a period of 26 years. It is a long time- longer than the average tenure of incumbents in such a sphere as this. In any case, it is long enough, and for some time rast I have been ready to stand aside and make way for a younger man, with the hopefulness of his years before him. I could not, however, take this step without securing some provision for future maintenance and some other sphere ot work. This difficulty is now sufficiently removed by my unanimous election to the post of preacher to the Hon. Society of Gray's Inn. It is a position of small emolument, but, as 1 hope, with possibilities in other directions. At any rate, it enables me to do what I think to be for the real good of the Church in this town and parish. It is, moreover, a satisfac- tion to me to feel that I withdraw from this onerous charge with mental and bodily strength unimpaired—with all the paro- chial agencies in a sound and healthy finan- cial condition. and wholly free from debt.- Believe me, with unfading remembrance of the years we have worked and companied to- gether, affectionately yours, C. J. THOMPSON. Canon Thompson's first connection with this district was in the capacity of diocesan inspec- I tor of schools. He was the first to occupy such I a position in the diocese of Llandaff, and the system of inspection which he inaugurated is still in operation Thrcn-and-a-half ears later -:n 1875-hc was appointed vicar of St. John's by the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, in whose gift the living is. At that time the church was small compared with its present dimensions, and St. Andrew's was not a sepa- rate ecclesiastical parish. The new vicar dis- played a. largo amount of energy, and after nine years' work he succeeded iff" getting St Andrew's made a separate parish with the Rev. G. W. H. Hanford as vicar. Canon Thompson as vicar of St. John's, retained the patronage of the new church. In the meantime he had erected the temporary churches of St. Teilo and St. James, which were the precursors of the existing buildings. He added an infants' department and three class-roma to the National Schools in Queen-street and three class-rooms at Tredegarville Schools. A small chapel (St. Alban's) was also crected at Blackweir. It wa-s in 1885, however, that Canon Thompson commenced his most important parochial work. He then determined to improve the old Parish Church, and commenced with the chancel, side chapels, and vestry. These were completed in 1887, but a still more ambitious project presented itself to the vicar's mind, namely, the re-building, practically, and enlargement of the church itself. The Church Congress was to be held at Cardiff in 1889, and -there was no church in the town capable of accommodating so large a gathering. The vicar get to work at once, and with that indo- mitable pluck which has always characterised him when lie has a great task on hand. he soon saw his way clear to commence operations. As a result, the north, south, and west gal- leries, which had been eyesores to modern Churchpeople, were removed, north and south aisles were built, and when the work was completed nothing but the tower and the columns on catch side of the nave remained of the old fabric. The whole of this extensive work. which cost altogether between X16,000 and £ 17.000, was completed just a week before Cbngress assembled, and at the end of the following year the Church was free from debt. Archbishop Benson, it may be remembered. vreache(I the Congress sermon in what was practically the new Church of St. John's. In 1891 Canon Thompson started a fund for the erection of St. James's Church. which was erected at a cost of 112,000, and consecrated in 1894. The whole of the money has been collected, and the Church is now free from df-bt, Canon Thompson in 1896 resolved upon the restoration of the tower of St. John's Church. The action of the weather upon the masonry was such that it became unsafe to ring the bells. The task of restoration was one of very great delicacy. Cardiff people are proud of St. John's tower, which is one of the finest pieces of Saxon architecture in the country. It would have been a pity therefore if it should, in the course of renovation, lose any of its characteristic details. Under the direction of Mr. Fowler, architect, the work was carried out in a thoroughly satisfactory manner at a cost of £ 3,300. This was intended to commemorate the jubilee of her Majesty's reign in 1897, and was completed in that year. A sum of £ 2,080 was raised in 1894 for a new organ and the structural alterations which this necessitated. The year 1894 Canon Thomp- son very justly considers to be his annus mirabilis"-a year of wonders, inasmuch as he owned St. James's Church. St. Monica's. Cathays (a school church costing £ 3,300), and a new organ. Many other works of a minor character which Canon Thompson has com- pleted might be mentioned, such as the re- storation of the cross in the churchyard, the levelling of the yard itself, the new reredos, the purchase of three new bells, Ac., bringing up the expenditure to something like £ 23,000 on works s^ch as we have enumerated. These figures do not, however, represent much more than a third of the amount actually raised by Canon Thompson for permanent plant, such as buildings, sites, endowments, &c., the total being about £ 60,000. For instance, the value of the living has been increased by Z130 a year by way of endowments among other things. The canon has the satisfaction of knowing that there is not a, penny debt on any of the works which he has undertaken in the parish, and that all the parochial agencies are in a sound and healthy condition. Canon Thompson is a statutory member of the college council, and was for ten years and a half a member of the Cardiff School Board. He has for many years been a governor under the Intermediate Education (Cardiff) Scheme, was always an active member of the infirmary committee, and was at one time president of the Naturalists' Society. He is an old mem- ber of the Alpine Club, and was one of the earliest climbers of the Matterhorn. His name is mentioned in Whymper'e book, "Scrambles in the Alps."
WiLL OF MR. J. BUCKLEY-WILSON. Probate of the will, which bears date July 31, 1900, of Mr. James Buckley-Wilson, of 15, Castle-street, Swansea, architect, F.R.I.B.A., who died on the 6th of December last, son of the late Mr. James Wilson, of Bath, F.S.A., has been granted to the testator's brother, Mr. John Henry Wilson, of 1, Belmont, Bath. The testator bequeathed to his said brother £25; to his nephew, Henry Richard Wilson, £ 25; and to Edith Jane Wilson £25. Mr. James Buckley-Wilson left the residue of his estate to Cyril Spencer, or in the event of his death to Edith Irene Wilson, and his estate has been valued at X3,5,30 4s. gross, including personality of the net value of C3,113 18s. lOd.
VOLUNTEER DINNER AT MARGAM. PRESENTATION OF PRIZES BY MISS TALBOT. At the Orangery, at Margam, on Friday, Miss Talbot presented 65 handsome and useful prizes to competitors who took part in the annual Christmas rifle competition. The men, who were in charge of Lieutenant Knott, were highly delighted with the prizes, for which thanks were returned by Lieutenant Knott. Miss Talbot was accompanied by her two nieces, Mrs. Miller (wife of Major Miller, now in South Africa), Miss Gladys Fletcher, and Miss Hulton, and also by her nephew, Mr. Andrew Fletcher. The same evening at the Drill-hall, Margam, the Margam detachment was entertained at a dinner provided by Miss Talbot, Lieutenant Knott in the chair. Among the officers present were Mr. Andrew Fletcher, the Vicar of Margam, Colonel Trick, Major Bray, Major David, Surgeon-major Jones, and Captain Burgess. Over 100 sat down to dimner, and a most pleasant evening was spent. The presence of Mr. Andrew Fletcher, who is a lieutenant in the 2nd Life Guards, and will some day be the owner of the Margam Estate, delighted everybody, and Miss Talbot's generosity and thoughtfuluess were highly eulogised. Miss Talbot's health was proposed I by the Chairman, and acknowledged by Mr. Fletcher. Lieutenant Felton proposed "Our Quests," aYA Mr. R. Sea-ton responded.
NO FRESH CASES REPORTED. A Hull correspondent, writing on Saturday evening, says that the Friary still lies in the Humber in strict quarantine. A tug has been told off specially to attend her, and takes a doctor and inspector on board daily. In view of the serious danger which might be caused by any lack of vigilance the corporation sanitary committee have arranged to meet daily. To their meeting late on Saturday afternoon Dr. Mason, the medical officer of the city, reported that not a. single person was now suffering from plague in the city, as no fresh case had been reported. He recom- mended that the cotton seed cargo, valued at X12,000, with which the vessel is laden, and the disposal of which forms a difficulty, should be discharged into lighters, and a rat-catcher employed. This was agreed to, and it was also decided to fumigate the ship thoroughly. The sanitary staff of the city will be employed in tracing every person who has been in contact with the crew. All the patients in the isolation hospital are in a satisfactory state. Dr. L. W. Darra Mair, the inspector of the Local Government Board, is still in Hull making inquiries, but, as stated, the cause of the outbreak remains a mystery. One theory is that it originated in infected clothes belonging to the dead Greek sailor Trangulis. Dr. Arthur R. Thomas, of the United States Marine Hospital Service, arrived in Hull on Saturday afternoon and conferred with the Consul, who granted a clelVl bill of health to the Wilson liner Consuelo, bound for New York.
CONDITION OF THE PATIENTS. Inquiry on Sunday showed that the patients in the Hull Corporation isolation hospital con- tinue to progress favourably. In the morning the medical officer and port sanitary inspec- tor paid their daily visit to the Friary in the Humber, and found everything progressing satisfactorily. No fresh cases had broken out. A later message says that two of the isolated patients have sickened, but there is some doubt about the names. A local doctor who was called in to treat one of the early cases has also been taken ill, and in the light of these developments greater anxiety is felt.
COMPULSORY ARBITRATION. INTERESTING ADDRESS BY MR. ALFRED THOMAS, M.P. Mr. Alfred Thomas. M.P., addressed a meet- ing of the Great Western Colliery workmen at Hopkinstowa, Pontypridd, on Saturday even- ing, his subject being "Compulsory Arbitra- tion." Mr. D. Davies (chairman of the work- men's committee) presided. Anyone who gave any consideration to the question of settling industrial disputes, said Mr. Thomas, must come to the conclusion that. the worst possible way to do so was by strikes and lock-outs. He considered such methods barbarous and criminal, and as bad to the employers as to the workmeri. :Ai)plause.) They had had sufficient object lessons in South Wales as to the devastation and wide- spread suffering caused by strikes, ilie last one in the coalfield having resulted in a loss of five million pounds. Employers who con- ducted great concerns had 110 right to do so in a way which led to dislocation of trade and caused trorfoie and perhaps famine in the land. (Cheers.) Compulsory arbitration was in existence in New Zealand, and*if it could be a success there why not in this country? So successful had this been that during the last six years there had not been a single strike in New Zealand. (Applause.) New Zealand, he added, possessed a board of con- ciliation and a court of arbitration, but no man could take a case there unless he was a member of a trade union. (Applause.) They had also in New Zealand one man one vote, women's suffrage, and old age pensions. (Applause.) Every man above 65 years of age whose income did not exceed £ 50 a year received a pension of L18 annually, paid in monthly instalments from the post-office and not by the board of guardians. (Hear, hear.) Without compulsory arbitration, he thought it would be useles-s to expect people to con- duct their business in a way that would be conducive to the comfort, the happiness, and the prosperity of the country. (Applause.) The lion, member was warmly thanked for his address.
SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. MEETING OF DOWLAIS MINERS. A special meeting of the Dowlais District of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held on Saturday even: at the Clarence Hotel, Dowlais, Mr. Rees Thomas. Vochriw (district chairman), preaiding.-A vote of condolence with the bereaved families of the men who met their death in consequence of the accident at Vochriw No. 1 Pit last week was moved. and passed in silence, the secretary (Mr. David Thomas) being directed to convey the same by letter.—Messrs. David Jenkins, John Croft, and Alfred Williams were appointed to be the dis- trict. delegates to the annual conference of the South Wales Miners' Federation at Cardiff on the 28t inst., it being optional for the affiliated1 lodges to eend representatives also.— A letter of appeal for subscriptions on behalf of the memorial to the late Alderman David Morgan, Aberdare, was favourably considered and referred to the lodges.—With regard to the decision to strike on January 31 as a protest against the employment of non-Unionists at the collieries, it was reported1 that, with the exception of about a score of men, the miners had all joined the ranks, and it was agreed to convene a meeting of the committee for to- morrow (Tuesday) evening to receive the full returns and consider what course should be ad-opted. FEDERATION MEETING AT CARDIFF. A special meeting of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held at Cardiff on Saturday afternoon for the consideration of various dis- putes. Mr. W. Brace, vice-president, occupied, the chair, in the absence of Mr. W. Abraham, M.P. There were present Messrs. D. Wtntts Morgan, John Williams, George Barker. Oeorge Churchill. James Winstcne, Enoch Morrell, David Morgan, Thomas Morgan, Thomas Thomas, Thomas James, William Williams, William Vyce. John Davies, Ben Davies, John Thomas, Thomas Evans, T. B. Prout, William Hopkin. Evan Thomas. A. Onions (treasurer), and Thomas Richards (secretary). Mr. C. B. Stanton, miners' agent, Aberdare. reported upon the dispute at the Aberaman Coll ieries. The council were glad to hear that negotiations were still in progress, and hoped that a satisfactory settlement would be arrived at. especially in view of the fact that the claims made are reasonable. A communication was received from the Cardiff branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants seeking an interview with the council for the purpose of laying before them the matter now in dispute with the Taff Vale Railway Company.—It was decided to grant an interview on a date to be hereafter appointed. The members of the Workers' "Union now working at the collieries claimed exemption from liability to pay the entrance fee on joining the Miners' Federation.—The council re-affirmed their former resolution that all members must pay the entrance fee. It was resolved to print and issue a monthly report of the business done by the council.
WELSH TIN-PLATE TRADE. LOCK-OUT AT TEEPOREST. The fourteen days' notice posted up by the proprietors of the Treforest and Pentyrch Tin- plat,e Works on the 5th inst. expired on Satur- day, and, consequently, both works have been closed for an indefinite period. The stoppage, it appears, is the result of heavy stocks and the scarcity of orders at remunerative prices. The tinning department of the Treforest Works will probably keep going for about six weeks or so. in order to work off the stock remaining in the mills. About 250 men are affected. A large number have already obtained employment elsewhere.
WHISKY IN EXCESS. James M'Lean. a young labourer, hailing from Cardiff, was before the Hereford bench on Saturday on charges of stealing a bottle of whisky and breaking windows. In Sep- tember he was employed by Mrs. Apperley, farmer, Fownhope, and gave notice to leave on Thursday, went to town, returned in the evening, and, defying his mistress, entered the house, and took a bottle of whisky. Knocking the neck off, he drank about a pint of the liquor, leaving the remainder in a cup. Becoming mad drunk, he threatened to set the ricks on fire. and smashed four windows with feet and hands. By the time the police came he was helpless, and had to be con- veyed away In a trap.-Seven days' hard labour for the theft and a month for the windows.
DEATH OF AN EX-M.P. Mr. James Ellis, formerly M.P. for the Bos- worth Division of I/eicestershire, died at Leicc&ter on Sunday, aged 71.
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THE PRESENT DISSENSIONS ENCYCLICAL LETTER BY THE BISHOPS APPEAL FOR SUBMISSION TO AUTHORITY The following encyclical letter has been addressed by the bishops to the clergy of the Church of England upon the subject of the dissensions within the Church upon the ritual quastiori: — Brethren In the Lord,-IVitli the dawn of the new century unexampled opportunities for good are opening before the whole of Christendom, and not least before the National Church of England. We rejoice in the reasons for hope and thankfulness which surround us, and in the rich and varied manifestations of religious activity which abound in all quar- ters. New paths of usefulness have been dis- covered by Christian zeal; the mission fields are white unto harvest. Moved by a deep sense of the responsibilities which such oppor- tunities create, we invited you last year to united prayer, and now, moved by a like sense, we desire most earnestly to press upon you the great and urgent need of united action. From every side, at home and abroad, the importance of union in the work of Christ is forced upon our attention. Under these circumstances, we cannot but feel the more keenly any causes which tend to lessen the Church's forces to grapple with these noble tasks and opportunities. There are not a few such causes to be found in the lack of faith and prayer, of disciplined life and self- sacrifice, and still more in places where the life of the Church and her officerl is mechani- cal or neglectful, and fails to bring into action the full powers of truth and grace committed to her by the Master. We earnestly appeal at this time to all over whom we are set to con- sider the call to more zeal, more unity, more scrupulous faithfulness to the solemn obliga- tions which lie upon Churchmen. But circumstances have given special pro- minence to certain points in the present con- dition of our Church which cause very grave anxiety to those to whom by God's appoint- ment the government/of it is entrusted. We inherit a form of government which has come down to us from Apostolic times. The duty of guiding the Church is entrusted to the bishops, and we cannot escape the responsi- bility. All antiquity is united in teaching that this burden is laid upon them, and if any doctrine can be called Catholic it is that the bishops have a right to call on all the clergy to follow the godly admonitions and submit themselves to the godly jadgments of those who are set over them in the Lord. Those who refuse such obedience are practically setting up a form of government which is distinctly not episcopal, and they cannot claim that they are guided by Catholic principles or treading in Catholic paths. In matters of ritual, the regulation of which is expressly committed to the bishop by the Book of Common Prayer, the refusal of a clergyman to obey the solemn admonition of his bishop is a grave offence, still more grave when this refusal sets aside the judgment of the bishops as a body. We, therefore, put before you that we, as a body, uphold the duty of submitting to the decisions of the arch- bishops lately given on questions referred to them, in accordance with the direction in the Book of Common Prayer. We acknowledge thankfully the very general recognition of this duty which has been conscientiously given by the clergy at large. But this has, unfortu- nately. not been universal. Brethren, you are well aware of the mischief that must neces- sarily follow on disregard of the essential prin- ciples of all true government. The great, work which our Lord has committed to the whole Ohurch, and especially to our own branch of it—the preaching of the Gospel to the world- demands all our energy, and is seriously imperilled if we cannot give to it our united force. We entreat you to use all your influence to persuadie those—we are thankful to know that they are few in number-who are regard- less of our authority to return to the obedience which alone can expect the blessing of God. We recognise the pressing need of various measures of reform to enable the Church to do her work more effectively, but all real pro- gress in that direction is seriously hindered so long a.s even in a few instances submission to authority is refused. Most of all will this hinder the fulfilment of any hope or desire of obtaining for the Church such a real measure of self-government as would enable us to supply what may be lacking in our system or to remove any stumbling-blocks out of the way? Brethren, we earnestly commend these words of ours to your hearts and consciences, praying Almighty God to guide us aright, and we ask for your help in setting our Church free from the injury and discredit which she suffers when men see within her cases of per- sistent disregard of her constitution/J authority. It is our fervent hope that. humble prayer and united action, these difrx. culties may speedily be removed, and our ancient Church enabled, with undistracted singleness of aim, to fulfil the high duties to which the providence of God has called her. "Signed by the following bishops:—F. Cantuar, Willelm: Ebor. B. F. irmne'm, Randall Winton. Wat-kin Itogor, G "W. 7?ath and Well, G. F. Bristol. Jolm W. OirrKsIe, F. J. Cestr, Ernest R. Cicestr. Alwyne Ely, C. J. Gloucester, J. Hereford, Augustus Lichfield, E. Lincoln, F. J. Liverpool. R. Llandaff, J. Manchester, Edgar Newcastle, Joh. Norvic, W. Oxon, E. C. Petribu, W. B. Ripon, Edw. Roffen, John Sarum, J. W. Alban, A. G. Asaph, J. St. David's. GeotVe Southwell, John Thuron. G. R. WakefieM. f. -T. S. Worcester, Herbert E. Ryle, Bishop-elect of Exeter."
OVER-WINDING ACCIDENT. XARROW ESCAPE AT YNYSYBWL. An over-winding accident occurred at the Ocean Company's Colliery, Ynysybwl, on Saturday evening, shortly after five o'clock. Operations had ceased for the day since four o'clock, and the mechanical engineer (Mr. Benjamin Lewis) and a gang of men were in the mine engaged in fixing up framework ready for to-day's (Monday's) operations. In the shaft itself were two fitters, named John Rawlins and William Smith, repairing a joint in one of the pipe columns. For this purpose both men had to stand on top of the pit cage. At th., bottom of the shaft the ostlers, who had descended a few hours earlier, were wait- ing to come up, and had signalled to the banks- man. Before they could be got out, however, it was necessary to wind up the fitters, who had given the signal to do so, and were being drawn up by the engineman, John Jones. As they noared the fangs the banksman was about to interrogate them as to the joint being completed when, to his horror, the cage shot past him like a dart, and he only saved himself from being struck by the gate by jumping backwards. Luckily, Hamles' detaching hooks a.re in use at these collieries, and in an instant the rope was detached and the cage suspended in the head- gear, some 80ft. high. Upon recovering from the sudden fright the banksman and the engineman hurried to the assistance of the fitters, and found them prostrate on the top of the cage, but, appa- rently none the worse for their accident other than suffering from shock. Through an aperture in the headgear both were rescued from their perilous position, and they managed to walk home.
LOCAL LAW CASE. A DEBENTURE HOLDER'S ACTION. The case of Hyde v. the Singleton Brewery Company, Cardiff, was mentioned on Saturday in the Chancery Division of the High Court before Mr. Justice Joyce. Mr. Manby said this was a debenture holder's action, and came before the court as a motion for judg- ment in default of appearance. The plaintiff was the holder of debentures which had been secured by a. memorandum of deposit and by an equitable charge on the leasehold property of the company. There had been default in the payment of interest, and consequently the debentures became one. His Lordship directed that an account should be taken of what was due to the plaintiff, and also an inquiry of what property was comprised in the title deeds, and as to what debts had priority over the debenture holder's claims. Upon further application he continued the appointment of the receiver and manager for a further three months, the first order having been made up to the 31st of January, 1901.
WIFE DESERTION AT ABERYSTWITH James Jones, a hairdresser, carrying on business at Aberystwith, was brought up in custody at the police-station on Friday night, and remanded by the magistrates until Satur- day morning, on a charge of deserting his wife and children and allowing them to become chargeable as paupers.—Defendant's explana- tion of his conduct was that he had left home to look for a. place where he could carry on a mere successful busin ess'than he had at Aber- ystwith. He had sent on his box to Man- chester some days before he left liomex and it transpired that it was addressed to a young woman who had been in service at Aber- ystwith till recently.—Jones was on Saturday committed to prison for three months.
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TAFF VALE DISPUTE. THE REPRESENTATION QUESTION. LOCAL LEADERS' SHARP REPLY TO MR. BELL. 9 Speaking at a. meeting at Hopkinatown on Saturday evening, Mr. Moses Jones, the well- known signalman, condemned the present system of settling industrial disputes. It com- pelled working men to resort to strikes in order to remove grievances and to secure their rights. Referring to the Taff Vale Railway agitation, Mr. Jones said he was convinced that if the directors of the company would meet the representatives of the men to argue the points in dispute a great deal of the un. pleasantness which now existed would be removed. The men are anxiously awaiting to see whether the directors would accede to their request, and it would be to the interest of public bodies in South Wales if they could induce the directors to meet the workmen. Mr. Alfred Thomas. M.P.. who was present, agreed, and added that he could not under- stand why the directors would not meet the men's representatives. (Cheers.) MEN'S COMMITTEE CRITICISE MR. BELL. On Sunday the chairman and secretary of the Taff Vale Railwaymen's committee issued the fallowing reply to the statement made by Mr. Richard Bell. M.P.. general secretary of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Ser- vants, repudiating all responsibility for the present agitation carried on by the com- mittee, and complaining that the executive was not consulted by the local leaders:- "Sir,—Richard Bell, the general secretary of the A.S.R.S., having on several occasions stated in interviews that the present agitation on the Taff Vale Railway is wholly unautho- rised and that he has no knowledge of what is taking place, is past our conception. We have no hesitation in giving these statements a most emphatic denial, but on the contrary, he has, from time to time, as each movement has been made, been posted, and his sanction been obtained, and if any evidence of this be necessary we would refer to the Railway Review' of January 18, 1901, wherein two articles appear, some of which border on fact, but the remainder has no relation thereto. "If the general office had not been kept acquainted of the movement, how did they come possessed of the information they were given and which has given rise to their criti- cism of the hon. baronet, Sir William Thomas Lewis's attitude? We hold in our possession several acknowledgments of letters sent to Mr. Bell acquainting him of the different moves. which in themselves are a total denial to the allegations made by him. The resolutions passed at the several mass meetings held since Mr. Bell's last visit to Cardiff are in them- selves ample proof that the local executive has no intention, much less desire, to bring matters again to a barbarous issue without the full consent of the administrative body of the society. If Mr. Ball, as the general secre- tary of the society, found at any time the committee or the mass were treading paths they should not, it should have been his duty to advise them to a true and constitu- tional course, rather than fly to the public press. "If. however, the matter has to be fought as between us and the general secretary, through the press, and that the public has to judge as between us and him, then by all means let them have the means whereby they can judge, and if such a course be necessary, we are Quite prepared to, and shall give them, but in our opinion such a, course is strictly inad- visable, and we shall wait. "On behalf of the men's committee, "GEORGE BEADON, chairman. "DAN. B. RADLEY. secretary."
MAJOR WYNDHAM-QUIN'S RETURN. PUBLIC RECEPTION COMMITTEE APPOINTED. A meeting, representative of the county of Glamorgan, convened by Mr. Robert Forrest, wa.s held at the Town- hall, Cardiff, Oil Saturday to confer as to the advisability of publicly welcoming Major Wyndham-Quin, M.P., on his return from the war invalided. His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams presided, and there were about forty gentlemen present, all of whom are well known in the public work of the county, including Mayor of Cardiff (Councillor T. Acsdwws), Sir J. Gunn, The Mackintosh of Mackintosh, Colonels Quirk and Fisher, Messrs. O. H. Jones, Godfrey Clark, H. Rees, Blandy Jenkins, and S. Brain, and Dr. Lewis. The Chairman said that there was abso- lute unanimi*^ in the county to accord the YeomeC a welcome when they came back from the war. The principal ques- tion was the form and the date of the major's reception. The enthusiasm evoked by the embodying of the Militia and the formation of the Yeomanry corps was still an abated. Mr. Robert Forrest explained that the meeting was convened really by the com- mittee which had been formed to control the finances of the Glamorgan contingent of Yeomanry. The Mayor of Cardiff mentioned that the corporation had decided to present an address and to provide a luncheon. Mr. Godfrey Clark suggested that the county and the town of Cardiff should co- operate in the matter, but in view of Earl Roberts's letter to the Lord Mayor of London, expressing the hope that until the South African war wa3 in a more hope- ful state all public functions should be Dostponed, the welcome to Major Wynd- ham-Quin might be postponed. It was eventualJv decided that a banquet be held at Cardiff. The Chairman also referred to Earl Roberts's letter. He read it as being opposed to all demonstrations at present, and he believed that there was a strong feeling in tfa county that it would be un- wise under present circumstances to have a demonstration on a large scale. A number of suggestions were' made, but it was decided to leave the question of date open. and a committee, consisting of Lord Windsor, his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams, the Mayor of Cardiff, Mr. 0. H. Jones, and Mr. R. Forrest, was annointod to receive the major at the port of debarkation. ARRANGEMENTS FOR HIS RECEPTION AT CARDIFF. No official programme for the reception of Major Wyndham-Quin. M.P., at Cardiff on the 2nd of February has yet been issued, but we understand tha.t it is the mayor's intention to get a procession formed, consisting of members of the corporation, fire brigade, and police on the down side of the Great Western Station to receive the gallant officer and escort him to the Town-hall. The route suggested is through Penarth-road, Clare-road, Neville- street. and Cowbridge-road. The address unanimously voted by the council will then be presented, and subsequently the mayor w/11 entertain Major Wyndham-Quin, the members of the corporal ion, and several leading repre. sentatives of the county at lunch. Invitations will be sent to Lord Bute, Lord Windsor, Lord Dunraven. Lord Tredegar, Lord Wimborne, the Bishop of Llandaff, Sir William Thomas Lewis. Judge Owen, Judge Williams, the recorder of Cardiff (Mr. B. Francis-Williams), &c. After the luncheon the procession will be re-formed to escort the gallant major to the station. It is probable that the military authorities will take some steps to extend a welcome to the major on his return, but the arrangements in this ca.se will be in the hands of Colonel Quirk, commanding the 41st Regi- J mental District.
============= DEATH OF THE REV. D. M. JENKINS- The Rev. D. M. Jenkins, a prominent Welsh Congregationalist, died suddenly on Sunday morning. The deceased gentleman resided with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Davies, at Carnarvon. Prior to his retire- ment to Carnarvon a few months ago he had held the pastorate of the Welsh Church at Park-road, Liverpool, for 23 years. He leaves four children, his sons being the Rev. S. R. Jen- kins, B.A., Merthyr Tydfil, the Rev. W. G. Jenkins, B.A.. Pontypridd, and Mr. John Jen- kins, also of Pontypridd.
*DEATH OF THE DUC DE BROGUE. Paris, Saturday.—The death is announced this morning of the Due de Broglie.—Central News.
The Reported Mobilisation of Pensioners The Press Association is authorised by too Admiralty to state that the rumour reported in the press that the Admiralty contemplate mobilising the Reserve of seamen and marine pensioners is totally unfounded. Printed by the Proprietors. Western Mail Limited, and published by them at their offices, St. Mary-street, Cardiff; at their offices. Castle Bailey-street. Swansea: at the shop of Mr. Wesley Williams, Bridgend—all in the County of Glamorgan; at tho Wet- tern Mail" Office, Newport; at the shop of JZr. J. P. Caffrey, Monmouth, both in the County of Monmouth; and at the shop of Mr. William Davies, Llanelly, in the OúUDbr I Carmarthen. MONDAY, JANUARY 21. 1901.
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Shipping Casualties. t ■ ———4 [Lloyd's Telegrams.] S?"iairday. Cymric and Carib Prince.—Lloyd'" liorreapon- dent at Liverpool telegraphs to-day as fol- lows -steemers Cymric, from New York, and Carib Prince, from Syrian Coast, col- lided in. river this morning; former had port quarter damaged, plates stove in, rail carried away, deck damaged; latter had bowsprit carried away and plates stove in. Persia, steamer. London for Bombay, passed Lloyd's signal ajaticn at Dover this morn- ing, putting -ack; signalled "Piston road bent; returning to Downs" Conte Geza Sza.pa.ry.—Oran telegraphs: Aus- trian barque Conte Geza Szapary, Ca,nada for Oran, wood, jettisoned portion deckload lumber. Abbotshall and Gosforth.—Yesterday evening as steamer, supposed Abbotshall. of Grangemoutn, was proceeding up Thames she collided with steamer Gosforth, of New- castle, lying anchored off gasworks, East Greenwich, striking her on port bow, doing serious damage to same; damage to former vessel unkno vn. Prinz Wilhelm and Sutherland.—Hamburg tele- graphs German steamer Priz Wilhelm, outward bound, and British steamer Suther- land, inward bound, have been in collision at Prazen; former put back, rail damaged, repairing here; latter veseel arrived, loss anchor. Aielaby.—South Shields telegraphs: Steamer Aislaby, of West Hartlepool, leaving Tyne Dock this morning for Savannah, light, col- lided with pier-head; had several plates on starboard bcw stove in; deta-ined for repairs. Eernicia. Hamburg yelegraphs British steamer Bernicisu Galveston, arrived Hamburg damaret^/ood deal about decks, having encountered very heavy weather. Gefion acd Hveen.—Copenhagen telegraphs: Danish mail steamer Gefion, Malmo for Copenhagen, passengers and general cargo, Swedish mail steamer Hveen, Copen- V-Jim for Malmo, passengers and general o, been in collision; former vessel sank; latter put into Malmo leaky, and slightly damaged; passengers, crew, and mails saved. Georgette and Ville de Lille.—Pauillac tele- graphs: Fishing steamer Georgette pro- ceeded for Bordeaux towed by French steamer Ville de Lille, both vessels having collided in river, and both are damaged. Jeune Arthur.-Dangeness telegraphs: Ketch Jenne Arthur, of Cherbourg, Dunkirk for Granville, stranded at Camber; crew of four landed Rye. Royal, Norwegian barque, which arrived Queenctowu from Savannah, is making water. Star.-Kenniar,e telegraphs: Schooner Star. previously reported, floated, anchored, un- damaged. Padone and Elsie.—Plymouth telegraphs: Steam trawler Padone, from Boulogne, col- lided with schooner "Elsie, River Tamar for London, with sand, in Cattewater, trawler striking Elsie on starboard side; Elsie, making a quamtity of water, was assisted into Sutton Pool by two tugs and grounded. Vide.-Caxha,ven telegraphs: German schooner Vide, previously reported, has been sur- veyed, and it was recommended discharge part cargo; leak cannot he stopped before part cargo is got out; believe cargo damaged. Union.—Troon telegraphs: Steamer Union, previously reported, has been brought ^safely into harbour. Greyhen Bohlen.—Cuxhaven telegraphs: Ger- man steamer Gretchen Bohlen. Hamburg for West Africa, beached near Oste K'rv;r; badly damaged by collision with unknown steamer. William Cliff and Arabia.-Fayal telegraphs: Steamer William Cliff has put in and landed crew of Norwegian barque Arabia, Clyde for Table Bay, ta.ken off latitude 46 N.. long. 15 W. Dovre.-Frederikshaven telegraphs: Norwegian steamer Dovre, Bo'ness for Grenaa. coals, gronnded at Lessoe; assisted off, proceeded, having sustained no apparent damage. Harlyn.—Berwick telegraphs: Steamer Har- lyn. previously reported stranded, floated with assistance of three tugs and pro- ceeded to Tyne this afternoon. Marie (,el iiie.-F,%] mouth telegraphs: French schooner Marie Celine, which left Fal- mouth yesterday for Gijon with pitch, went ashore during gale last night near Port- scatho, and likely total wreck; crew saved. Ptarmigan, steamer, Liverpool for Amster- dam with general cargo, arrived Falmouth to-day with three men dead through suffo- cation by carbolic acid fumes and mate injured. F. C. Anderson .-Korsoer telegraphs: Danish steamer F. C. Anderson, coal. stranded Seiero. afterwards floa,ted undamrgid: jet- tisoned cargj to extent of about 30gons. Helgoland. German trawler, stranded Seiero, has taken no damage at present; a Svitzer steamer has gone to assist. Lucien.-Corunna telegraphs French steamer Lucien, Dunkirk for Marseilles. cargo sugar, put in with tubes out of order; is repairing in the harbour. John Roberts.—Liverpool telegraphs: British brig John Roberts, Gaspe for Rio Janeiro, wrecked; two men landed Liverpool. Italia, steamer, docked Windsor Slipway, Car- diff, with rudder post damaged. Union, steamer, recently stranded near Barassie, has been floated, and is being taken into Troon Harbour. Urbmo, steamer, Hull for Trieste, Pa4gaed Spurn Head this morning for Grimsby Roads with coal bunkers on fire. Persia, steamer, previously reported, put back to the Downs eleven this morning. Heim.—Roches Point telegraphs: Steamer Heim, Swansea for Fernandina, which put back to Queens town on 16th inst., has boilers adrift; steamer is having repairs effected at Queenstown. Moel Tryvan, British barque. Antwerp for Cardiff, capsized 25 miles north-west Caskets; seven crew saved by fishermen;, ten and captain missing. Lincluden, steamer, London for Cardiff, arrived Dartmouth to-day, in tow tug Vixen, with main steam pipe burst. Sunday. Buenos Ayres telegraphs: British steamer. from Cardiff, loaded coal. lies disabled in river; main thrust shaft broken, thrust carriage and second shaft bearing smashed; will be taken in tow. Sy,dney.-su,ez telegraphs: Steamer Sydney, previously reported, has repaired, pro- ceeded. St. Andre. French steamer. Dunkirk for Lisbon. previously reported abandoned, crew picked up by Russian steamer Nikolai and landed Gibraltar. Indra. steamer, previously reported, arrived Suez in tow tug Oruizer; will proceed to- morrow. Juno.-Brunsbaettel telegraphs: Steamer Juno. Bremen for Reval. has been in collision with Brunsbuetcel locks; ship without damage; lock gates have sustained ex sive damage. Gretchen Bohlen and Suevia.—Cuxhaven tele. graphs: German steamer Gretchen Bohlen, previously reported beached. wa-s in oolli- sion with German steamer Suevia; most of cargo of Gretchen Bohlen is damaged fore- held; she was struck on port bow, and has port bow stove in near collision bulkhead; some cargo has been put into lighters. Henry Fisher, steamer, cf Newcastle, passed No Man's Fort to-day, bound west, in tow of tug Challenger. Westmoreland, steamer. Hamburg for Liver- pool. hasv docked Tilbury, having been ashore in Elbe. ————
FOR SAILORS' FRIENDS. Foreign Arrivals and Movement of Local Steamers. Aislaby arrived the Tyne 18th. Red Jacket left Rufisque for Marseilles 17th, White Jacket left New Orleans for Åvon- mouth 18th. RaJoo arrived St. Servan 18th. Merthyr left St. Nazaire for Bilbao 18th. Portugaleto left Rotterdam for Decido 18th. Gwentland passed Gibraltar for Marseilles 17th. Whitehall passed Cape Sparki for Galveston 17th. Fairmead left Genoa for New Orleans 18th. Barry passed Gibraltar for Marseilles 18th. Shandon arrived Rotterdam 19th. Soulhport left Port Said for Batoum 19th.
South Wales Tide Table. i -r • 3 £ J g tf f < £ j Jr m h s !g f) t a. 0 5 Moa- (-Mor'ing 6 44 I 6 36 6 411 7 42 1 7 42 day, Evenin* 7 5 6 57 7 2 7 56 7 56 Jan 21 «Hflisrht 34 0 31 6 34 1133 1 34 8 Tnes- (Mor in* 7 25 7 17 7 2U 8 22 8 22 day, Eveum 7 45 7 37 7 42 8 36 8 37 Jan, 22 ( Heiihr 34 8 32 7 35 0 36 7 35 0 Weil- (85 7 67 182 90 91 nesday, •< Ev jn u» 8 25 8 17 8 22 9 16 9 17 Jan, 23 (Hftighr 34 10 32 11 35 5 37 2 36 6 East Dock Sill, I A lexaiadra Dock tRoLth Basin.
RESCUED FROM A WRECK. GRAVE PERIL OF NEWPORT MEN. The Norwegian barque Hovding. coal laden, which was wrecked on the West Hook Sands. in the Newport Roads, lying between Gold- cliffe and Clevedon, with the supposed loss of all hands (no trace of the crew having ever been found), during the storms just after Christmas, has again become the subject of a perilous exploit. Four Newport men, named Eichard Mellon, of Prothero's-row; Thomas Lewis, of Prothero's-row; George Pembridge. of Wilson-street; and William Powell. of Dock, parade, went out on Friday with a lighter, and were engaged in discharging the cargo of coal, but on Saturday the lighter broke adrift and was lost. The men had to take to the rigging, as with a rising tide and the wind rising to a gale, the seas were breaking over the hull. It was decided to send the steam tug Alert out from Newport to see if she could get to the vessel, which lay in a very dange- rous position. On Sunday she was able on the top of the tide to get to the wredfc, and the men were rescued, after being exposed to the danger of the sea for 48 hours.
FRENCH IMPORTS AND EXPORTS. Paris. Saturday.—The official returns just published of the foreign commerce of Francs for 1900 show that the imports amounted to 4,408,530,000 francs, as compared with 4,518,308,000 franos in 1899, and the exports to 4,078,032.000 francs, as against 4,152,635,000 fra,nca.-Reuter.
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