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THE VATICAN AND FRANCE Saturday beh. the anniversary of his Papal coronatioi, the Pope received the congratula- tions of the cardinals, and in the course of a short speech complained bitterly of the per- secution by the French Government of the religious orders in France, which, he declared, had brought about a state of affairs in France which wasiintolerable. His Holiness once more declared that the possession of temporal power was indispensable to the Pope to enable him adequately to discharge his duties as head of the Church.—Central News.
MINERS' EIGHT HOURS BILL H D. A.'s" Views. iMr. D. A. Thomas has been giving his views as to the prospects of the Miners' Eight Hours' Bill, which passed its second reading in the Hottse a few nights ago by a. majority of thir- teen votes. "I think," said Mr. Thomas, who was a. lead- ing opponent of a similar measure defeated in 1894, "that the Bill has little or no chance of passing into law this session, or even this Par- liament." Mi. Thomas went further, saying he did not himself believe a Bill of so controversial a character would ever pass in the hands of a private member. The only chance such a Bill would have would be if it were taken up seriously by the Government of the day. The Bill does not provide againrft double shift, but he proposes himself to put down an amendment prohibiting double shift, except where now in vogue. Otherwise he supports the Bill.
iRELAND PREPARING FOR OPEN REBELLION. Mr. Daly, the mayor of Limerick, on Sunday addressed 2,000 Irishmen at Chicago. He said that Parliamentary agitators were traitors to the Irish cause, and appealed to all Irish- men to temporise with England only so long as the party could cover the introduction of arms and a.mmunition into Ireland in prepa- ration for open rebellion.—Reuter.
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Comments and Criticisms. BY "C0CHFARF." It cannot be said any longer that the Welsh ladiea of Cardiff lack zeal in promoting the Welsh language, for at the St. David's dinner on Friday night the loyal toast was followed by Miss Eilir Evans singing" Dow Gadwo'n Teyrn in fine Cymraeg. The incident was somewhat novel even to such champions of Cymraeg as were present at the dinner, but Miss Evans sang with such spirit and excellent enunciation that, notwithstanding the words being, on account of the death of Queen Vic- toria and the accession of King Edward VII., a new translation, the company had, by the time the last verse was reached, thoroughly caught up the new version, and I prophesy that it has come to stay. Bravo, Miss Evans! I am sure that many will be glad to have an opportunity to read the verses and preserve them for future use. The translation is by Mr. W. Eilir Evans, and was made at the request of Mrs. H. Hughes Thomas. An almost buried talent is discovered here. and Mr. Evans will fail in his duty to his country if he does not exercise his undoubted gift more fre- quently. Melus moes eto." DUW GADWO'N TEYRN. I I. Duw gadwo'n graslawn Deyrn; Hir oes i'n mwynaf Deyrn; Duw gadwo'n Teyrn. Coroned llwydd ei waitli; Caed ddedwydd, glodfawr daith, A chaed deyrnasu'n faith; Duw gadwo'n Teyrn. n. Bendithion goreu'r net Ddisgynont arno ef; Hir oes i'n Teyrn: Cartrefle yn ei fron Caed rheithiau'r Devrnas hon, Modd gallom ganu'n lion, Duw gadwo'n Term. in. Pob gelyn. Arglwydd lor, Gwna'n ddim ar dir a mor Drv: barthau'r byd; Rhag brad (Uffvna'n Llyw. A drygau oJsob rhyw; Ein gobaitjf Iorwerth yw; Duw'n cadwo i gyd. E. In the March number of Celtia," the organ of the Pan-Celtic movement, M. Francois Vallee—the author of the Welsh telegram received from Brittany at the Cardiff St. David's banquet on Saturday night —has commenced a. Welsh and Breton vocabulary, commencing with Food" (Bwyd). Indeed, the question may be asked, Where is the difference. taking the following words as samples ?—Bwyd (bloued), blawd (bleut), bara (bara), ymenyn (amonen), caws (keus), cig (kig). pysgod (peaked), ffa (fa), afal (afal), dwfr (doner), ervin (irvin), crammwyth (krampoez—North Wales, crempog), mel (mel), and so on to the end. I noticed in Saturday's papers an account of a sheep-stealing case in Breconshire, and that the thief was entrapped through certain marks being found on a sheepskin in hie possession. A very interesting chapter in connection with the agricultural life of the Principality could be written upon the various means devised to identify sheep that were lost in times when sheep-etealing was one of the most common fekmie*; indeedi, in the earlier part of the last oentury the offence was punishable by hanging. There are two methods of marking sheep in vogue to this da.y. One is by a pitch. or tar, mark made on the leg or shoulder of the sheep and the other by punc- turing or notching or catting one or both of the ears, rbc ta-r mark takes the furm of the initials of the owner, but the ear-marking is made in as many ways, and with as many different definitions as tradesmen's priva.te trade marks. Old shepherds, otherwise illite- rate, will become quite eloguent over the mystery of ear-marking. The chief object of tar-ma<rki»g is to assist Jarmers whoso sheep-flocks graze promiscu- ously, say, on common Land or sheep-runs, to distinguish their property when necessary; but the ear-marking is a precaution against sheep-stealing, for, if a thief destroys tihe ear when skinning his ill-gotten prize, it is prima facie evidence that the skin is not his own property, and, if preserved, the private mark becomes ievidence against him; hence, the skins of stolen shesp, particularly in the long ago, when sheep-stealing was pretty common, were buried deep im the earth as a msans of elud- ing detection. Indleed, when there was a general suspicion of there being a sheep- stealer in a neighbourhood it was cautiously Sla-ild tha.t he sold1 more carcases at the market than he did skins to the tanner. The word ear-marked" is applied to many things in commercial and social life by this time, one old English proverb has under- gone a peculiar and interesting change, espe- cially among sea-gomg people who know noth- ing of rural customs. "To Jose a sheep for a ha'p'orth of tar" has become, "To lose a ship for a ha'p'orth of tar," and, indeed, the moral of the proverb in accentuated by the change, which is intended1 to point out a meanine similar to the "penny wise pound foolish" illus- tration of false economy. I remember the late respected Mr. Peter Price, J.P., disputing this opinion with me many years ago at a meet- in of too Cardiff Town Council, but a refe- rence to Proverbs" confirmed my view. Mr. Price was glad to be corrected1, for he was a native of the noted sheep-breeding county of Breconshire, and eventually re-oalled to mind the tar-making custom that* was common among his native hills. The joker is irrepressible, but there is no greater difference of opinion in this world' than as to what is, and what is not, a. good joke. "Why Botha about De Wet?" is one of the last advertisements, "but wear Blank and waterproofs"; but if the owner of the comic paper that contained the joke which cawed a Sunderland shipwright to die of laughter knows his busi- ness he will advertise his property, and the in- cident I have mentioned, very largely. It may be said that people do not wish to die of laughter, but such is the inqudsitivenes9 of our generation that everybody would want to see this killing joke, let the result be what it will. But it would be equally interesting to discover how many readers would deem this remarkable joke as being worth laughing at in any degree. but would regard the unfortunate shipwright as being extremely sensitive to humour, but a poor judge of a joke nevertheless. Although only moving in the humbler walks of life, a very remarkable character was John Ellis, the seamen's missionary of Holyhead. He was a man who, without turning to the right or to the left, devoted himself to the spiritual uplifting of his seagoing comrades, but so widespread was his fame in the religious world that he was a close personal friend of the 'ate C. HI. Spurgeon, the latter having noticed him pursuing his work by means of his little "Bethel" boat when the great Baptist preacher was passing to Ireland via Holyhead, and after that Ellis visited the Metropolitan Tabernacle en great occasions, and was given a front placVby its world-known pastor. But gerat as wad the building and strange the language Ellis never failed! to demonstrate the Welsh "hwyl"—and with Welsh exclamations such as "Diolch"! John Ellis was buried in the sacred island of Anglesea on the day of the accession of King Edward VII. He had benefited recently by a legacy of £1,000 left him by a Church of Eng- land clergyman, although Ellis was one of the strictest of strict Baptists. Sincerity disarms prejudice, and good work honestly done is always appreciated,
Welsh Cross-Country Championship. WON BY THE HOLDERS. The following appeared in our FÜ<it and Later Football Editions on Saturday iaiglit:- The eighth annual race for the Welsh Cross- country Championship took place on Saturday on the Ely Racecourse. The competitior. was instituted in 1894, and the first three races were won by the Roath Harriers. Then Car- diff came to the front and annexed two events, Newport winning the last two. In 1394 three teams competed, viz., Roath, St. Helen's (Swansea), fcnd Swansea Harriers. Roath won by 46 points, H. Fiirlamb (Roath), being first man home. Only two teams entered the lists in the following year, Roath easily defeating the St. Anne's Harriers by 54 points. The gold medallist on this occasion was H. Callum. During the close season following Cullum transferred hi3 allegiance to the Cardiff Har- riers, a rising club, which in 1896 ran Roath to ten points, Cullum again breaking the tape in advance of all his adversaries. Newport first entered a team in 1897, and Cardiff, Roath, and Swansea also competed. Roath had their first defeat, Cardiff winning by 24 points. A Turner, of Newport was the champion this year, with A. Fairlamb (Roath), and R. C. Brooks (Cardiff), second and third respectively. In 1398 Cardiff won again, Newport and Roath dead-heating for second place only ten points behind. This was, perh-aps, the finest race for the Welsh Championship ever seen. Brooks (Cardiff), reversed the previous year's decision. just beating Turner (Newport) for the gold medal, with W. S. Jones (Cardiff) third. In 1899 Newport at the third time of asking secured the coveted honour by seventeen points, their opponents being Roath and Grange Harriers. J. Lee (Newport) waa the cha.mpion. At Caer- leon last year no fewer than five teams com- peted, Newport again securing the verdict by ten points, after a game struggle. A. Palmer (Newport), made all the running, and deservedly secured the championship. Alto- gether Newport men ha.ve taken the gold medal on three occasions, Cardiff getting it twice, and Roath twice. Cullum holds the record for two consecutive wins, although he represented ditrerrnt clubs. Four teams entered for Saturday's race, viz., Roath, Cardiff, Newport, and St. Anne's. Each club was reprcowited by twelve rnnner; the firstt six home of each team only to count. The course was about eight miles. The start was from the far side of the Ely Racecourse, the runners having to cover about a mile and a half before passing the stand for the first time. Two laps of the full course were then run, making the competitors paes the stand three times in all. The officials- were as follows:- R-eferee, Mr. W. Fairlamb, president W.C.C.A.; judges, H. J. Ciiarle3 and T. Cross; starter and timekeeper, Mr. H .Cullum; chief clerk of the course, Mr. C. P. Hailey; hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr. R. A. Pritchard. The weather was not propitious, heavy rain falling before the start. This made the course very soft. The gale of the morning, however, had subsided. Several alterations in the teams were made known at the last moment. Leyshon (Roath), J. Shore (New- port), G. Leona.rd (Cardiff), and W. Holt (St. Anne's) were the chief absentees. Two old champions. in .Ile persons of A. Palmer and Turner, both of Newport, were amongst the competitors. Cardiff only ran nine men, and St. Anne's could not muster more than six. A. Palmer was favourite at 11 to 8, and- G. White and T. White were level in the betting at 3 to 1. A late start was effected at 4.10. George White led at the start, but A. Palmer quickly took up the running, and, passing the stand for the first time, he was thirty yards in front of T. M. Johnson, who led G. White by a yard or two. Turner was close behind. A number of men finished at this point, and four St. Anne's men atruggled gamely along at the tail. Goinr: into the country Palmer and Turner each gained ground, both running strongly. Then came White and Johnson, and, after them, ettht of the Newport men in succession. Passing the stand for the second time A. Palmer was fifty yards in front of Turner, with G. White, T. M. John- son, A. Rees, W. Palmer Samuels, Wynn, Dyer, N. Mos, Johns. Baggs, and H. Moses following. T. White, who had been specially trained for the event, was a long way behind, with Shackell. It now looked long odds on Newport winning both individual and team honours. Three St. Anne's men brought up the rear. A mile and a half from home Palmer was sixty yard" in front of Turner. He increased his lead, and won comfortably by 100 yards. Turner was 50 yards in front of White, who led Johnson by 150 yards. Newport finished eight men in the first eleven, and won by 55 points. The final result was as follows:- Points Newport 31 Roath S6 Cardiff St. Anne's 173 Newport.-A. Palmer, 1; A. Turner, 2; A Rees, 5; W. Palmer, 6; A. Samuels, 8; T. Wynn, r-31. Roath.-T. M. Johnson, 4; F. Johnson, 12; R. Johnson. 13; J. Raymond, 17; R. Edwirds, 18; A. T. Shackell, 22-36. Cardiff-G. White. 3; W. n. Dyer, 7; T. Burgess, 19; A. Croden, 20; S. Williams, 29; H. Wallace. 31-109.
DEATH OF THE VICAR OF LLANTWIT MAJOR. Oldest Clergyman in the Hardaff Diocese. The Church of England in the diocese of Lland'aff has just been deprived by death of its oldest clergyman, the Rev. E. W. Vaughan, B.A., vicar of LI a ntw it-Major, who died at one o'clock on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Vaughan had long held the living of Llantwit, having been instituted in 1846. He was a very quiet gentle- man, always on good terms with his parishioners, who greatly respected him. He took the greatest interest in the historic church, and treated it, as Izaak Walton would say, "as though he lovedi it." He was always pleased to show its interesting antiquarian remains to visitors, and took the greatest in- The Late Rev. E. W. VAUGHAN, B.A. I terest in the eacred building and all that per- tained to it. A few years ago he was instru- mental in collecting funds for the restoration ofl the church, a rather bold step for a In an of advanced age like him to take. The movement was very successful, the public eying their in- terest in the church by subscribing hand- somely. Mr. Vaughan's ordination dated from 1835. He worked as curate at Sandon. Herts, and was minor canon of Gloucester, whence the dean and chapter promoted him to Llantwit- Major, one of their livings, in 1846. Mr. Vaughan was present at the Queen's corona- tion, having then just been appointed to the minor canonry of Gloucester Cathedral.
MINERS' LEGISLATION IN FRANCE. Mq the course of an inter\iew in Paris on Saturday with delegates from the Miners' iteration and the Socialist members of the 'Camber of Deputies, M. Waldeck-Rousaeau that he would bring in a Bill shortly Am establish an eight hours day for under- ground work in mines and to compel the mine- < wnera to contribute to an old-age pension -ftnd. He could not, however, undertake to wromise any legislation with regard to a mini- mum wage.—DakieL
Football Notes. -.0- COMMENTS ON SATURDAY'S MATCHES. [BY "WELSH ATHLETE."] Taken as a whole the games in which South Wales eluo-a were eagaged on Saturday were uninteresting, and almost in every case pre- conceived notions were borne out. After having been defeated by Llanelly Gloucester were, perhaps, liard-ly considered capable of defeating Cardiff, but the Welsh Metropolitans took matters altogether too easy, and' combin- ing a weak forward team with a distinctly poor half-back combination they had, for the first time for some eea-sons now, to cry second in merit to the city men. Swansea's huge victory over Penarth surprised no one, but Neath's defeat by Aberavon was a bit unaccountable, for Aberavon a week ago was somewhat easily beaten by Llwynypia. At Newport traditions evidently do not go for much, for I note that what was practically Graham's "invincible" tetam attracted but a small attendance. Yet the side comprised such men as A. J. Gould, T. C. Graham, Phillips, Parfitt, Packer, Watts, Groves, C. J. Thomas, Parsons, and F. H. Dauncey —ten of the best men Welsh football has had for this many a day. It was a case of youth being served, I suppose. Any- how, the "old 'uns" were beaten. In the Glamorgan League Competition Pontypridd, who have been going very strong of late, were somewhat unexpectedly beaten by Treherbert. but expectations were only realised when Mountain Ash defeated Penygraig. Up to date the records of the iirincipal South Wales clubs read as follows:- Per Score Score cent. for. agst. games Club. P. W. L. D. G. T. P. G. T. P. won. Swansea.. 24 21 1 2 44 45 346 6 6 44 91.66 Newport. 21 18 1 2 32 49 286 1 8 27 90.47 Aberavon 24 18 5 1 25 41 206 9 10 74 77.03 Neath 21 13 7 114 19 119 7 14 86 64.28 Cardiff 22 13' 8 1 24 31 203 16 9 102 61.13 Llanelly.. 22 10 11 120 21 158 16 25 151 47.72 Cardiff a defeat by G-ioizcsster was not un- merited. for the Cestrians were distinctly the better lot all round, and having the best of the play in all departments. Bar, perhaps, full back, they always had the Welsh Metropolitans in trouble. Forward, the absence of Blake, Dobson, M'Intyre, and a couple' of others undoubtedly made a big difference to the play of Cardiff. When, however, wa.s ad-ded to this a distinct weakness on the part of Cardiff at half, there is no reason for surprise at the defeat of the Qardiffians. At the beet of times Cardiff has not been strong in front of the three-quarters; at aay rate, not for the last two or three seasons. When, therefore, the halves break down it is no matter for surprise that they a.re defeated somewhat decisively. Possibly one finds it difficult to explain form in Saturday's match as compared with the game at Llanelly a week ago. Gloucester. however, are like many Welsh clubs- uncertain away from home, but difficult to defeat on their own ground. They have a good sound pack of forwards for one thing, and if I may add to this at least one of the best st-opping halves I have seen for some time, then it is easy to understand how they d'efeated Cardiff on Saturday. Their three- quarters, too, are by no means a bad lot. The wings are fast and determined, whilst the centres have a considerable amount of resource, and do not adhere too religiously to the bogey of combination that is at present doin.g so much to destroy the efficacy of the Welsh system. Of Cardiff's play there is very little of merit to be said. There is, of course, the excuse that five forwards were "crocked" in the game with Newport on the previous Saturday. Even that fact, however, not excuse the slovenly play behind the scrimmage. Thwe is no denying the fact that the Cardiff half- back play is weaker than it has been for many years past, and it behoves the committee to look around and see if they cannot, like New- port. re-OK-dy from the district the marked, weakness at half-back. They have never been so weak in this position as they are now and if the traditions of the club aire to be upheld it behoves the. committee to look around and make experiments with a view to strengthen- ing the connecting link between the ecrum -and the three-quarter line. In defence the three-quarters did well, but defence was almost entirely their share, for tbe ball came to them too seldom and too slowly for them to make any serious efforts in the way of attack. The game between Swansea and Penarth will not furnish much material for comment. It ended much as I predicted, the point* being t aLa'aiDst the 20 I Pave Swansea credit tor. The game wa« fought out under much the same conditions as the match at Penarth, viz., in a storm of wind and rain. This time, how- ever, Swansea, took care they did not allow the Penart-b men to get over with a couple of tries. Swansea., during the first half, seemed to be lying in wait. They had to play agrainst the wind, and they were content to fight it out in their own half, and wait for the turn of events. They, however, took the only chance which offered, and scored a try. In the second half they simply did a they liked, and crossed the Pen-arth lines just half a dozen times. Such a game hardly needs description or criticism. If Swansea had had their full team together they could as easily have scored 40 points as 25. The two halves and Rees and Jowett appea-red to be the shining lights on the Swansea side. The Penarth defence wae poor. and suggested a half-hearted style which hardly entitles t'hem to first-class recognition much longer, unless they improve, as I hope they will. The game between Neath and Aberavon was a miserable one. Played under such wretched conditions of "wind and weather," a scientific exposition of the Rugby code was out of the question. Play was mainly confined to the forwards, and it was the conscientious work of the visiting pack that won the game. They irera in great form from start to finish. "BuHer" Rees, Bryce. and Moles being the pick of a sterling lot. The Neath forwards were not 22-carat. In fact, they were badly beaten, Bill Jones, Howel Jones, and Linnard were about the best of them. The lialf-backs were evenly matched, although with their chances Jack Jones and Ogley Harris should have done better. Neither set of three-quarters did much, but both the full-backs did well-for substitutes. On the day's form Aberavon were the better team, and fully deserved their nar- row victory. There waa some serious football in the meeting of the Old 'Uns and the present New- port team, and ther3 was some fun. The PrJpnts had a lot of fun with Charlie Thomas, the veteran full back, but it was not all fun to him. Youth quite decisively beat age an-d experience, though there was a brave show made by the fossils. Their forwards were resolute scrimmagers still, but the understand- ing between them through the halves to the three-quarter line was lost. It was a wretched day even for players in constant practice, but the mud and the ball got so mixed at times that some of the "good old has-beens" were quite at a loes in holding on to the leather. Some of Arthur Gould's sprints showed that he has retained a. turn of wonderful pace, whilst Daunoey played quite a first-class game. The feature of the Present Players' side was the smart style of the right wing recruit, D. P. Jones, of the now defunct Pcntymoile team, which was highly promising. In their league encounter with Treherbert Pontypridd for the nonce were caught napping and that in a match which tliey in their ^present position could ill afford to lose. Of course, it does not mean that they are out of the running for the league cup, for with lesa absentees than was the caea on Saturday and improved half-back play they have a good chance to retrieve Saturday's loss. The game throughout was keenly fought, and it waa only within three minutes of the final whistle that Treherbert made their last desperate attempt which resulted in Paget scoring. Where the visitors excelled was at half-back. The Lewises played a remarkable game, and kept their men going from beginning to end. Had the home pair, especially Llewelyn, who was a good way below his usual form, accepted their oppor- tunities there would have been a different tale to tell. As it was they lost, and Treherbert's three-point victory was well gained.
PENRHYN QUARRY DISPUTE. At the public dinner held at Bangor on Friday night, in celebration of St. David's Day, Lord Penrhyn presided.- In responding to the toaist of hie health. Lord Penrhyn touched upon the Penrhyn dispute. He said the whole matter rested with other people. Those people who were not working could work if they chose to do so, and it was for them to say the word if they wished to work. He could not help wishing that sometimes people could look at the great question which affected the town and trade of Bangor through less short- sighted glasses, and then they would see that in the attitude he had assumed there was a great principle underlying it. Whilst he did not wish to raise any contentious matter, he could tell them that the great principle he was contending for was the absolute freedom and liberty of the working man. He could quite understand that at some future day it would be said. "Is it possible that in the year 1901 working men could have been prevented from returning to work if they wished to do FO?" At this time he could tell them that there were hundreds of men who wished to return to work, but they dare not do so. They were not afraid of him nor of the quarry manage- ment. What, then, were they afraid of? They were afiraid of an unseen tyranny which they knew full well existed amongst them, and it was in consequence of that that the town and t-rada of Bar suffered.
Cou nty Cou nci I Elections PROGRESSIVE VICTORY IN LONDON. Moderates Number Less Then a Fourth. The elections on Saturday for the London County Council resulted in an overwhelming victory for the Progressives. The council consists of 118 members, returned by 58 con- stituencies, 57 of which have two members and the City of London four. Contests were fought in 53 constituencies, the other five having returned ten members of the Progressive party unopposed, making no alteration in the repre- eentation. The state of the council at the dissolution and with the results of elections is as follow:— Old New Council. Council. Progressives 71 84 Moderates 47 26 Itidel)e,aden-ts 1 I 118 111 Seven results to come. On this occasion the Moderates discarded their old title, and decided to fight the battle on party lines, and accordingly called themselves Conservatives and Liberal Unionists. This decision does not appear to have been favour- ably received by a large body of Unionists, many thousands of whom are Unionist on Imperial politics and Progressive on the subject of municipal government. The result accordingly was a disastrous defeat of the Unionist party, which is understood to have been partly brought about through the belief that they supported the cause of the water companies, whose proposed amended rules for fittings and cisterns, although withdrawn at the last moment, were most unpopular and almost universally condemned. Fifty results were declared on Saturday night, and one, Marylebone (East), was not defi- nitely announced, as two opposing can- didates tie for second place. The City and Wandsworth are to be declared to- day (Monday). The Progressives held their own in Battersea, Bermondeey, Betbnal Green South-west, Chelsea, Deptford, Finsbury East, Greenwich, Hackney Central, Hackney South, Haggerston, Hoxton, Islington East, Islington North, Islington West, Kensington, Lambeth North, Liniehouse, Mile End, Newington West, Peckham, Rotherhithe, St. Pancras East, St. Pancras North, St. Pancras West, Walworth, and Whitechapel. In addition the Progres- sives gained one seat in pulwich. Hackney North, Hampstead, Lewisham, Paddington North, and St. Pancras South. They also gained two seats in Brixton, Fins- l"-ry Central. Fulbam, Kensington North, and- Jrwood-sixtoon in all. The Unionists held theirown in Clapham, Hammersmith, Holborn, Kensington South, Marylebone, West Padding- ton South, St. George's Hanover-square, Strand, Westminster, and Woolwich, and they a "I won two seats, both in the Tower Hamlets, one in St. Georgei's-in-the-East and the other in Stepney. Thus there is so far a net gain of fourteen to the Progressive party. The Inde- pendents have also won a seat from the Unionists in Marylebone East, and the tie is between a Unionist and an Independent. Lord Stamford and Lord Kinnaird failed in the Strand, where they stood as Socialist candi- dates in opposition to the two old members. Lord Chesterfield was unsuccessful as the Pro- gressive candidate in St. George's, Hanover- square. Lord Elcho failed as Unionist can- didate in St. Pancras West, and Lord Kin- noull did not succeed as a Unionist candidate in Bethnal Green South-west. Lord Carring- ton was re-elected as a Progressive in St. Pancras West, and Lord Farquhar was also re-elected aa a Unionist in Marylebone West. Mr. John Burns and his Progressive colleague carried Battersea, by over 4,000 majority, but the leader of the Unionist party-Mr. Harris- lost his seat in Paddington North by 64 votes. There was a larger electorate, as lodgers were for the first time allowed to vote, and the returns show generally that, while the Pro- gressives polled more than they did three years ago, the Unionist vote was smaller. The returning officers did their work in a satis- factory manner, all the elections, with one exception, having been declared before mid- night.
CANADA AND THE KING'S CORONATION OATH. I The Canadian House of Commons on Friday night adopted, by 125 to nineteen votes, Mr. Costigan's resolution for the amendment of the coronation declaration. The debate was conducted with great moderation, and the resolution was altered after discussion so as to make it clear that only the objectionable referencea to Catholic tenets need be removed. -Reuter.
A TROOPSHIP IN ROUGH ROUGH WEATHER. The troopship Idaho, which left London on Thursday night with 300 men of the 13th Hussars and 236 re-mounts, encountered fear- ful weather in the Channel. When near Land'& End her engines broke down, and she lay at the mercy of the storm for three hours while repairs were effected'. The vessel reached Queenstown on Sunday, a-nd sails for South Africa. after embarking 538 more troops.
KEIR HARDIE AMONG HIS CONSTITUENTS. At Hirwain on Saturday Mr. Kier Hardie controverted a statement made in one of the local daily papers, that the passing of the Miners' Eight Hours Bill would mean a reduc- tion in both output and wages. He was afraid there were bad times in store for miners, but, if need be, he was prepared to advocate the passing of a Wages Board Bill, such as had been introduced by Sir Charles Dilke and was now in successful operation in New Zealand, to fix a minimum rate of wages. Dealing with the war, Mr. Hardie said that every day convinced him more and more of tile soundness of the position of those who had opposed it from its inception. On Saturday evening Mir. Hardie addressed another meeting at Noddfa, Penydarren. Mr. E. J. Wilson was in the chair. Mr. Hardie devoted a large portion 'of his speech to the question of the housing of the working classes, and said that both Mr. D. A. Thomas and himself had been expecting to have an opportunity of taking part in a discus- sion of the question in the House of Commons. He would have been prepared to point out that it was not only in London where the matter was a serious one, but there in Peny- darren, in Dowlais, in Merthyr, and in nearly evjery part of that constituency. On Sunday afternoon, at Horeb Chapel, Penydarren, Mr. Hardie spoke upon the tem- perance question, pointing out the need of a comprehensive measure of legislation. I
BEREHAVEN DISASTER. The Admiralty on Saturday afternoon issued a statement confirming the Central News report of a boating accident at Castletown Bcrehaven by which seven lives were lost. The accident was aue to the capsizing of a pinnace belonging to his Majesty's ship Resolution. The following were drowned:—Ordinary Sea- men Maurice O'Brien and John M'Kenzie. and First-claes Boys Ernest Cooper, George Hobbs, Alexander Kennedy, William Pridgeon, and Richard Roberts.
Welsh Federation of School Boards. We learn that the annual meeting of the Welsh Federation of School Boards will be held on Thursday, Marth 28, at the Congregational Schoolroom, Chester- street, Wrexham, and that the officers elected are as follow: -President: Mr. W. L. Daniel, Merthyr Tydfil Board. Vice-presidents: Mr. Lewis Williams, Cardiff Board; Mr. Edward Hooson, Euabon Board; and the Rev. W. Morris, Ystradyfodwg Board. Hon treawrer: Mr^Thornas Bevan, Ystradyfodwg Board. Hon. secretary: Mr. A. W. Halden, Swansea Board. (
GENERAL POSITION UNCHANGED. Skirmish in Cape Colony. COLESBERG. Friday. Lieutenant Carrie, with 25 men of Nesbitt's Horse, went to fetch some horses from the lower Zeekoe River on the 26th ult. The party got among some hundreds of Boers, but suc- ceeded in getting away, and retired to Hamel. fontein. The Boers appeared on the Hamelfontein Hills on the 27th, at mid-day, 400 strong. They captured a scout named Van der MerwE9 and kept up a hot fire on a home- stead for four hours at a range of 700 yards, not daring to oome closer. Eventually they withdrew. We suffered no casualties. Van der Merwe. who has been released, states that the Boers admit they endeavoured too cross the Orange River at Zand Drift, but say they abandoned the attempt after two men and five horses had been dropped. Colonel Hickman, with the Derbyshire Mounted Infantry, came into contact with a Boer force between Petrusville and Philips- town yesterday, and shelled the enemy out of the kopjes they held. The Boers fired on the column at a range of 1,000 yards.—Press Asso- ciation War Special. CRADOCK. Saturday. Corporal Keen, of the Cape Police, and Private Fitzgerald, who have been prisoners in a Boer laager for a fortnight, have been released on parole. They arrived here at mid-day yesterday. They state that Kruit- zinger's commando was scattered in all direc- tions after Tuesday's shelling.—Press Associa- tion War Special. MALMESBURY, Saturday. Under martial law Mr. Jan Smuts, proprietor of the Jubilee Hotel at Moorreesburg, has been fined £25 and has had his hotel closed for a. month for selling liquor to men of the Western Rifles without permit.—Press Association War Special. Capture of Boer Mercenaries. CAPE TOWN. Saturday. Yesterday a band of Boer mercenaries made a desperate attack upon the British post guarding the railway near Krugersdorp. and at the same time attempted to destroy the railway line. The attack was repulsed, and the enemy were smartly followed, and the whole band captured. Lady De Wet, wife of Sir Jacobus De Wet, formerly British Resident at Pretoria, died yes- terday.—Central News. German Interests in the Transvaal. BERLIN, Saturday. In the Committee of the Budget to-day Herr Richthofen stated that the claims of Germans who had been functionaries of the Boer rail- ways in the Transvaal and the Orange Free State, and had been expelled by British offi- cials, would be the subject of negotiations in London. The Berlin Government were sending delegates to London to explain and maintain German interests concerned in the railways.— Central News. Bubonic Plague. CAPE TOWN, Sunday. Bubonic plague here is spreading. Five oorpsea of coloured persons have been found since yesterday morning, and ten coloured persons have been sent to hospital suffering from plague, as well as an European woman.— Reuter.
Poisoned by Misadven- ture. SWANSEA DOCTOR'S TRAGIC ERROR. A case of fatal poisoning occurred at Sketty, near Swansea, on Friday night, Mr. John Holbein Rosser, aged nineteen, only son of Mr. J. H. Roseer, Disgwylfa, Sketty, being the victim. The facts were disclosed at an inquest held at the family residence on Saturday even- ing, when Dr. D. E. Evans. one of the most highly respected and careful practitionerè1 in the town, disclosed the misadventure by which deceased had died. The inquest was held before Mr. F. H. Glyn Price, coroner for the district. Mt. J. H. Rosser, father of deceased, said his son was a strong young fellow. He had suffered a little from influenza recently, but was about and at business on Friday, the 1st inst. Mr. James, chemist, Sketty, said that at 10.30 on Friday night he was sent for. owing to Dr. Perkins being from home, and found deceased sitting on his bedside supported by his mother a.nd sister and two servants. He was quite unconscious. Witness administered olive oil and ipecacuhanna wine, but neither was effec- tive, and deceased died ten minutes afterwards. Dr. Hanson said he and Dr. Blagdon Richards were called to see deceased, who was then dead. They were shown the bottle produced, which had contained carbolic acid. He preferred to leave it to Dr. Evans's evidence rather than state any cause of death himself. Dr. Daniel E. Evans, M.B., B.S., said the deceased called upon him about 6.15 on Friday evening, complaining of a slight catarrhal headache, for which he asked him to prescribe. He had previously attended him for a slight attack of influenza. He advised him to take a draught, which he proceeded to dispense. After some further conversation deceased left. About 10 50 Mr. Rosier, sen. (deceased's father), called a.t his house for him, and requested him to go at once and see deceased, who, he said, was dying, as the result of taking some poison. He (witness) oould not associate the poison with the draught that he had given him until he reached his room, and, finding him dead, he saw that deceased had taken a draught of carbolio aoid. It was only at that moment that it dawned upon him that it was possible he had made a mistake. He had on that day been urgently called to see a case of suspected diphtheria. He had taken his instruments for treatment and some carbolic add in a. bottle for disinfecting purposes. He did not use the acid, and on returning he took it out of his pocket and placed it on his desk. On his return he had to see some patients, and this diverted his attention from the bottle, a.nd he forgot to do as was his custom, viz., to pour the acid back into its bottle. One of the patients was the deceased, a.nd the bottle into which he pUt his draught waa of the same size and its contents the same colour as the carbolic acid, and he must have given him the carbolic acid in error. By Mr. Rosser (father of deceased): He put the label on the wrong bottle. When he got back to his house he found the draught and missed the carbolic. It was pure carbolic, and would have been far more than sufficient to cause death. By a juryman: He had not put a poison label on the bottle because it was not intended to go out of his own hands, and because he was called away very hurriedly. The jury, without retiring, agreed at onoe on a verdict "That the deceased died from the effects of carbolic acid given him by mis- adventure." The case has created a sad interest in Swan- sea and Sketty. where the family are well known and respected.
ENGLAND AND FRANCE. Countt d'Aunay, senator, and a former Charge d'Affaires in London, in an article in the Paris "Figaro" on Anglo-French relations, blames the French pre>s>9 for the acrid and embittered feelings existing between the two countries. This animosity on the part of France, this awakening of hatred which has been slumbering for centuries, is, the writer says, an anachronism. Count d'Aunay reminds Frenchmen that England takes more of her products than all their colonies out together.
By the Way. r Lignum vitse is the toughest wood known. It cannot be worked by splitting. Of every hundred children attending the Car diff schools there are twenty always absent. Payta, in Peru, about five degrees south 01 the equator, has the reputation of being the dryest spot on the globe. A Cardiff man habitually laughed at his wife for declining to walk under a ladder. The other day a failing paint-pot spoiled his new top-coat. He has given over laughing now. In the present House of Representatives of the Japan Diet there are 130 farmers, 23 barri- sters, twelve officials, 26 merchants, six news* paper editors, three doctors, and 70 members without fixed professions. From 1842-54 the income-tax was 7d. in the In 1854 "horrible war" doubled that; in 1855-7 it stood at Is. 4d. In 1857-8 it fell to 7d., 1858-9 to 5d., out in 1859-60 went up to 9d., and 1860-61 to lOd. Even Mr. Steyn's most bitter enemies concede one virtue tc him; he is not afraid of his humble origin. "I am the son of a small far- mer and wagon-maker." the ex-President of the Orange Free State has said; "and I'm proud to remember that my father was known throughout the State as 'Honest Martinus. This. torn from a calendar, has its signifi- cance for the British generals who are after De Wet:- March 1. Friday. "Still achieving, still pursuing. Learn to labour and to wait." South African pictures were recently being shown on the cinematograph in London when some men in the audience recognised an officer friend. The wife of the officer was informed, and wrote to ask the manager to have the picture shown on a particular even- ing, when she would journey from Glasgow. She thus saw her husband for the first time in a year—on the cinematograph screen. The members of the Utah Senate and House of Representatives are furnished with pocket knives and fountain pens at the expense of the State. In Connecticut and several other States—a'-casionally in Pennsylvania—such articles are furnished under the head of "stationery." and there have been times in Connecticut when that term embraced dic- tionaries, sets of Dickens, and gold-headed canes.. Morgan is a name on which the light of history falls with varying significance. There was Morgan the old buccaneer, Morgan the civil war raider, Morgan who was "a good enough Morgan till after election." But the latest and grea.teet of tltem all (a-ccording to the "New York World") is J. Pierpont, the Continental consolidator of railroads, archi- tect of billion-dollar trusts, and creator of the new verb "to morganeer." The Sobieski Stuarts, who are buried in the Catholic churchyard of Eskadale, seventeen miles from Inverness, with a Celtic cross over their heads, settling forth thei* union in life and in death, are said to havejalaimed to be the sons of the only son of Prince Charles. Edward Stuart and the Countess of Albany. This son, according to the story, was brought up as Lieutenant Thoma. Allen, of the Royal Navy, and in 1792 married a daughter of ilia vicar of Godalming. The two young men both ,married into good Scottish families. The last has not been heard of Mr. O'Df'ti* null's famous essay in the Erse tongue. The refusal of the Speaker to listen to an oration in the language of the Gael, it is understood, is now to be elevated to a first-class Irish grie- vance, with the result that Mr. O'Donnell will be deputed to raise it again and again until Ireland receives justice. Meanwhile, the hon. member himself will have compensation. He is going as one of the delegates of the Irish party to collect funds for the prosecution of the Nationalist campaign in Parliament. There is a curious superstition in Italy that there is something very lucky about wine which is upset by a guest, and that every one at table should promptly dip his finge in the flowing liquid. A well-known singer explained this custom the other evening, when he was dining at a ducal table, and unlucky as to upset a glass of wine on the oloth. He instantly dipped his finger in the wine and made a sign of the cross on his throat, explaining to the company why he did so. Everyone present dipped a finger in the wine and made a. cross "for luck," even to the duke himself. The suiter crossed his throat because his fortune lay in his voioe, but his strongest point (the "London Daily Chronicle" thinka) must surely be his tact. On Saturday Pope Leo XIII., who was bora March 2, 1810, entered upon his ninety-second year. Of all the Bishops of Rome, he, in point of age, is far and away the first. Of the two hundred and sixty-two occupants of the Chair of St. Peter, though there are at least a score of well-authenticated octoge- narians, he is the only nonagenarian of that number. Though he has broken the record in point of years of life, it seeraa an impos- sibility that he should break it in length of office, for his immediate predecessor, Pio Nono, reigned for over one and thirty years, and the present Pope has something like eight years before he will have been supreme Pontiff as long ao that. A centenarian Pope would indeed be a wonder of the world. Mr. Rowland Meyrick, whose engagement to Miss Eleanor Nevill is announced, ia the second surviving son of Sir Thomas Meyrick, of Apley Castle, near Wellington, in Shrop- shire, and of Buoh, Pembroke. The Mey- ricks are extremely rich, Sir Thomas's father, whose family name was Charlton, having married the daughter and heiress of one Thomas Meyrick, who brought him the Pem- brokeshire estates. The Meyrick family has more than done its duty in this war. At one time Sir Thomas had four sons fighting in South Africa—one, Captain Meyrick, was killed; tha others have been wounded and attacked by enteric. Sir Thomas himself has been colonel of the Shropshire Militia for six- teen years, and has been with it now in Ireland for nearly a year. Mr. Rowland Meyrick ia one of a large family of sons and daughters. A rather humorous sketch of London Society, by Mr. G. P. Pillai, appears in the "Universal and Ludgate Magazine." There is even a. correct style (says the writer) to hold one's walking-stick. It should be held at an angle of 45 degrees, with the ferrule uppermost and forward. The laugh, we a.re told, is a test of good-breeding, and the Society woman has to cultivate an elegant mode of laughter. Nature, which often asserts her- self in boisterous laughter, must not be allowed to have her own way. Society also demands that lies should bo told on certain occasions, or, at any rate, that the truth should be concealed. When declining an invi- tation you ought not to use the threadbare formula, "Owing to previous engagement." It is better to assign some reason, and a lie comes in handy. When dinner-parties are given it is required that they should consist, numerically, of never less than the Graces, and never more than the Muses. The most extraordinary thing is that all these rules of etiquette are observed by Englishmen and Englishwomen wherever they happen to be, whatever they happen to be, whatever be the nature of the climate' under which they dwell. Starched shirt-fronts and stiff collars are dictated by etiquette in England because they are also necessitated by the weather. In a cold country like England, to be dressed as English etiquette requires is certainly not altogether uncomfortable; but they are posi- tively uncomfortable in India, and yet they would have it! It is usual in England for a. man to be swathed in three coattJ of flannel; there are men who would cling to flannel in India, QM thair huo to cling tQ it in England