SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IX THE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. FOR SINGLE INSERTIONS. LIXES. s. d. LINES. s. d. 1 to 4 10 7 to 3 20 6 to ô 16 9 to 10 2 0 And 3d. for every ûditiona Line. A Liberal Discount allowed for a series of Consecutive Insertions. Tradesmen's Advertisements and Business Announcements of all kinds, when ordered for a month and upwards, are subject to special terms, according to the number of insertions and the space occupied. Parliamentary Notices, Prospectuses of Public Companies, Leg-al Notices, and Election Addresses, are charged Gd. per line for each ngcrtion. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. Advertisements of the under-mentioned classes are charged as follows ONE THREE SIX LINES. WORDS. INSERTION. INSERTIONS. INSERTIONS. s. d. s. d. s. d. Two 18 0. 6 10 16 TiiREE 27 09 16 23 Foun 36 10 20 30 FIVE 45 13 26 39 Six 54 16 3 0 46 Each additional line of ) o g 0 6 09 Nine words J These charges apply only to the classes of advertisements speci- fied below, and are strictly confined to those which are PAID FOR FREVIOUS TO INSERTION if not prepaid, they will be charged by the general scale:- APARTMENTS WANTED. I MONEY WANTED. APARTMENTS TO BE LET. MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. ARTICLES LOST. PARTNERSIIIPS WANTED. ARTICLES FOUND. SITUATIONS WANTED. BUSINESSES TO BE SOLD. SITUATIONS VACANT. HOUSES TO LET. SALES BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. Wanted, BOY Wanted, 14, in an Office. Apply, own handwriting, "Audit," Daily News Office, Swansea. 578 WANTED, a well-educated BOY (14) as Apprentice. Apply at the Cardiff Times Office. TV at the Cardiff Times Office. ANTED, a~GENERAL SERVANT. Apply at 3, Courtland- terrace, Merthyr-Tydfil. 579 M. Evans, A.P.S., Chemist, &c., Blaenavon, is in WANT Pt. of an IMPROVER or JUNIOR ASSISTANT. 583c ARDIFF.-WAiNTED, an experienced WAITRESS for Raper's j Commercial Temperance Hotel, Cardiff. 586 HOWELL & CO., the Cardiff Drapers, have VACANCIES for THREE JUNIORS and THREE APPRENTICES. 79Sc WANTED immediately a good JUNIOR HAND. Apply to J. Grey, Draper, &c., Post-office, Maesteg. 801 OOOT TRADE.-WANTED seveml STRONG SEWN HANDS, jj J constant employment. Apply, Wholesale Boot Manufactory, Maesycwmmer, near Newport. 802 WANTED a situation as TRAVELLER, or any place of Trust, by a young man with good references.—Address R, 5, Lanarth-street, Newport. ""676C BOOT "and SI 10 K TRADK. WAITED, good WORKMEN,"on all kinds of both sewn and rivet work. Apply at E. Os- borne's, Duke-street, Cardiff. 797c WANTED, a MILLINER. One who also is able to cut and make ladies jackets preferred. Welsh necessary. Apply to Ir. John Lewis, Commerce House, Carmarthen. 581 ANTED, in the Boot Trade, a RIVETTER accustomed to strong work. Apply to Thomas Evans, Wind-street, Neath. S04c T" O TAILORS—WANTED, an experienced CUTTER, that will fill up his time in sewing. Apply to Cu^& Sons, Ponty- pridd. 580C O PARENTS- ANI) GUARDIANS.—Mr. Davies, Pharma- ceutical Chemist, Tenby, has a Vacancy for a well-educated and gentlemanly Youth as an Apprentice. 388 WATCH, CLOCK, and JEWELLERY JOBBER.—WANTED, a good, steady WORKMAN also an APPRENTICE. Address J. Griffiths, Watchmaker, Abergavenny. 795 WANTED, a JUNIOR ASSISTANT for the Provision Counter; also an APPRENTICE. Apply to Thomas Cordey, Grocer and Provision Merchant, High-street, Newport, Mon. 566 WANTED, a HOUSE, with Stabling, Outhouses,-or Sheds, within two miles of the town of Cardiff. One with a few acres of land preferred. Apply to T. P., Office of this Paper. 584c WANTED, an ASSISTANT CLERK in an Accountant's Office. Apply by letter only, in the handwriting of the Applicant, to Mr. Peter Price, 3, Croekherbtown, Cardiff. 561 WANTED, a Young Person who has been accustomed to the Confectionery Business. Apply, Mr. Benjamin, 65, Croek- herbtown. 800c WANTED, an experienced MILLINER also, Junior Hand and a Youth as APPRENTICE to the Drapery. W. B. Hughes, Swansea. 587 THE Gentleman who took the Wrong UMBRELLA out of the Billiard Room at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, late on Saturday evening, will oblige the owner by returning it to the Marker. 589 ANTED, a FEMALE ASSISTANT in the Grocery and Con- W fectionary Business. Situation light. Apply to Mr. James Asher, No. 8, St. John-street, Cardiff. 572 TO PRINTERS.—WANTED a thoroughly Practical and Taste- ful Jobbing Hand, used to Machine Work, and to assist on News occasionally. Address, Manager, Central Glamorgan Gazette, Bridgend. 803c O C H EMI STS' A SSri ST A NTS.- Wanted, an Assistant" who hS been accustomed to a Dispensing Business. State age, and salary required, and enclose carte do visite. Apply immediately, J. Havard Williams, 40, Oxford-street, Swansea. 570 WANTED immediately, in a large Merchant's Office, two respectable and intelligent YOUTHS, as Junior Clerk and Office Boy. Best references required. Address R. W., Post-office, Docks, Cardiff. 577 WANTED, by the Brynmawr and Abertillery Gas and Water Company, a CLERK and COLLECTOR. A thorough good accountant is indispensable, and security will be required. Salary first year £80. Apply to the Secretary, at the Gas Company's Office, Brynmawr, on or before the 14th March, 1872. By order, E. J. C. DAVIES, Secretary to the Company. Brynmawr, 29th February, 1872 450 o be Xit TO be LET, Bradfield House, Dumfries-place. Apply on the Premises. 123 TO BE LET, No. 27, South William-street, Bute Docks. Apply on the premises. 799c* CARDIFF.—PREMISES to LET in Hope-street, near Canal, U suitable for Workshops or Stores.—Apply to W. E. Vaughan, Steam Dyeing Works, Llandaff-road. 221 CARDIFF.—TO be LET, WALCOT VILLA, East Grove, Trede- C garville, consisting of 12 rooms and large garden. Apply to D. L. T., 17, Edward-terrace. 195 LANDAFF.—TO be LET, OAKFIELD HOUSE, a very con- JLj venient detached Villa, well situated. Rent moderate. Apply to Mr. John Jenkins, Accountant, &c., 20, High-street. 594c TREDEGARVILLE.—To be LET, a 9-roomed HOUSE, with good pantry, cellar, &c. immediate possession rent £ 32. Apply, 4, West Grove. 585 ANTON.-A convenient HOUSE to LET at Freeland-place, C top of Severn-road, seven rooms, cellar, wash-house, garden, gas and water. Rent moderate. Apply to John Rogers, next house. 582 TO be LET, a HOUSE in London-square. Rent moderate.— Also, No. 2, Cornish illas, Llandaff-road, consisting of seven rooms and garden. For further particulars, apply to Mr. John Batchelor, Bute Docks. 354 NO. 2, PENYBRIN, MAINDY, near Cardiff.-To LET, the above comfortable DWELLING-HOUSE. Rent moderate. —For particulars, apply to Mi. R. J. Yorath, No. 3, Penybrin j or Vto Messrs. Watsons and Co., timber merchants, Cardiff. 146 cinle$ by Derate (ftotitmt. FOR SALE, a Splendid Short-horn COW and CALF. Apply at Penylan House, Roath. 406 TO be SOLD, a STEAM BOILER, suitable to drive a 6-horse power steam engine.—Apply to W. E. Vaughan, Steam Dyeing Works, Llandaff-road, Cardiif. _° 222 TO be SOLD, by Private Contract, an old established WHEEL- WRIGHT and SMITH'S SHOP, and several COTTAGES. Apply on the Premises at- Ely, near Cardiff. 505c AF.I)IFF. -Partridge Road. A well-built semi-detached C VILLA, with stone front. Apply to Mr. John Jenkins, Accountant, &e.. 20, High-street, Cardiff. 503c JHisteUatteous. MONEY.—The Sums of £500 and 1500 are now ready to be ADV ANCED on approved Mortgage Security Apply to Mr. Merrils, Solicitor, Church-street, Cardiff. 219 FLOWERING SUNDAY. MONUMENTS, Crosses, and Tablets, in granite, marble, or stone.—Designs and estimates forwarded on ap- plication to T. JONES, Penarth-road Entrance, Cardiff. 218 FIRE BRICKS.—The Bwllfa Colliery Company (Limited) are prepared to supply FIRE BRICKS of a superior quality, and also a second quality Brick for building pur- sl c poses. The best Bricks are made exclusively of the celebrated Graig Clay, and the manufacturers supply both qualities of the fol- lowing sizes, viz., 9 x 4t x 2tand 9 x 4,j- x 3. For terms, &c. apply to the Bwllfa Colliery, Aberdare. 107 Jlatcs of Jaks bll ^Uteiioiu MR. J. D. TIIO-AIAS. Bright and Coloured Gold Jewellery, at Cardiff .March 14 & 15. Sales bn Jluction- To Jewellers, Goldsmiths, and others.—Important Sale of Bright and Coloured JewelSry. MR. J. D. THOMAS will SELL by AUCTION, at his Commercial Sale-rooms, Church-street, Cardiff, on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, MARCH 14 and 15, 1872, a quantity of Bright and Coloured Gold JEWELLRY (the stock of a gentleman retiring, and consigned for absolute sale), comprising brooches, ear-rings, lockets, pins, studs, sleeve-links, collar-buttons, soli- taires, steels, &c., without, and set with, real stones; also, a ge- neral assortment of valuable jewellry. Catalogues may be had on receipt of six stamps, which will be' allowed to each purchaser at the sale. Sale to commence each day at Eleven, Two, and Six o'clock. The Auctioneer begs respectfully to call the attention of the Trade and others to this sale, the whole of'the articles being really genuine gold, and having to clear out the whole (over 600 lots) in the two days, claims the attendance of the public generally. Every article warranted according to description. Auctioneer's Offices and Commercial Sale-rooms, Cardiff, March 1st, 1872. 558 In Liquidation.-To Grocers and others. MESSRS. BARNARD, THOMAS, CAWKER -iTjL and CO. are instructed by the Trustee to SELL by TEN- DER, in Two Lots, the STOCK-IN-TRADE of E. T, Jones, gro- cer and wine and spirit merchant, Neath and Britonferry :— £ s. d. Lot 1. Stock at Queen-street, Neath 723 12 3 Lot 2. Britonferry 73 10 0 797 2 3 The stock, which is in capital order, comprises a large and well selected lot of teas and coffees, spices, currants, butter, bacon, lard, cheese, pickles and sauces, wines and spirit, oatmeal and flour, tobacco and cigars, paper, starch, blacklead, blue, matches, brooms, brushes, biscuits, twine, vinegar, oil, soap, &c. The premises can be had and fixtures taken to at a valuation. The stock can be viewed from Friday next, March the 8th, up to Tuesday, the 12th; and tenders, marked "Tender for E. T. Jones' Stock," will be received by us up to twelve o'clock on Wednesday, the 13th. Payment, one-third cash, and approved bills at two and four months, or 2 per cent. allowance per cash. Further particulars of R. P. Morgan, Esq., Solicitor, Neath; or of the Brokers. Dated, 10, Temple-street, Swansea, March 5th, 1872. 569 public Jtotices* TO THE ELECTORS OF THE PROPRIETARY TRUSTEES OF THE SWANSEA HARBOUR. ENTLEMEN,—I sincerely thank you for my Re-election as Proprietary Trustee. Interested as I am in the general prosperity of the Town and Harbour of Swansea, it will always be my earnest desire to con- tinue to promote all measures that may tend to the future increase and benefit of the trade of the port. S. BENSON. Fairy Hill, Gower, 7th March, 1S72. THE LLANDYSSIL WEEKLY MARKET. Provision Merchants and others are respectfully informed that a supply of BUTTER, CHEESE, BA.CON, &c., &c., Will be regularly provided at this Market, COMMENCING ON THURSDAY, THE 14TH INSTANT. Pro Committee, J. D. THOMAS, Secretary. Llandyssil, March 1st, 1872. 554 STUART HAL L, CARDIFF. s TWO NIGHTS ONLY. MONDAY & TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH & 12TH. And positively the last opportunity of ever seeing the great original and veritable W. S. WOODIN, prior to his retirement from public life, pronounced by the Press "The Wonderful Woodin." MR. W. S. WOODIN Is now taking his FAREWELL TOUR, and will give his Celebrated and Original CARPET BAG CHARACTER ENTERTAINMENT 50 CHARACTERS—MALE AND FEMALE. Introducing his Wonderful DINING ROOM SCENE! THREE CHARACTERS AT ONCE. And Performed by him at his recent London Season for over 400 consecutive nights. Stalls (numbered and strictly reserved), 2s.; First Seats, Is. 6d.; Second Seats, Is.; Promenade, (id. Colleges, Schools, and Chil- dren Half-price to First Seats. A Plan of Stalls may be seen, and Seats secured in advance, personally or by post, at Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's Music Warehouse. Pianist, Mr. P. F. Boxsius. Stage Manager, Mr. J. Monck. Manager, Mr. R. C. Leach. 573 MUSIC HALL, SWANSEA. DR. CORRY'S WORLD-RENOWNED DIORAMA OF IRELAND, ITS SCENERY, MUSIC, AND ANTIQUITIES. Admission—3s., 2s., Is., 6d. Half-price to Schools and Children. Originator and Proprietor T. C. S. CORRY, M.D. 407 Manager, Mr. HODGES. JJUTC HINSON AND TAYLEURE'S GRAND CIRCUS, CARDIFF, OPBN FOR THE SEASON WITH THE GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF EQUESTRIAN AND GYMNASTIC RESOURCES ever presented to the public. Fresh STAR ARTISTES and Brilliant NOVELTIES Every Week. GRAND MID-DAY PERFOMANCE EVERY SATURDAY, at Two, commence at Half-past. 158 VICTORIA RO 0 M S, ST. MARY- T STREET, CARDIFF. MANAGER F. W. HOFFMAN Every Evening during the week, GRAND CONCERT AND DANCE. CHANGE OF ARTISTES EVERY WEEK. REFRESHMENTS AT TIIE BAR. Admission—First Class, Is.; Second Class, Cd. Doors open to Half-past Seven, to commence at Eight. 241 PROTECTOR ENDOWMENT, LOAN, AND JL ANNUITY COMPANY. 34, KING-STREET, CHEAPSIDE, LOADON, E.C. The plan of this Company is to supply Sums of Monev, from £ 50 to £ 2,000, on the security of a borrower and two sureties, to be repaid by equal quarterly or half-yearly instalments over three years, a plan which is specially adapted for those desirous of enlarging their business operations, or of providing against alt accidental emergency. For particulars and forms of application, apply to— MR. T. WEBBER, ESTATE AGENT, 32, ROYAL ARCADE, CARDIFF. Mr. John Jenkins, 20, High-street, Cardiff. Mr. B. A. George, Chemist, Pentre, Pontypridd. Messrs. T. Waite & Son, Clarence-street, Pontypool. Mr. J. D. Cooke, George Hotel and Brewery, Abergavenny. Mr. S. T. Evans, 15, High-street, Newport, Mon. ° Mr. H. Vernier, Llanarth-street, Newport, Mon.' Mr. Thos. Evans, 2, Adare-street, Bridgend. Mr. G. A. Bevan, Somerset-place, Swansea. Agents for the Company. 376 BRITISH WORKMAN PUBLIC HOUSES ARE NOW OREN AT 40, MILLICENT STREET, & 85, BUTE STREET, (Near the Pier Head). A public-house without the drink, Where you may sit, talk, read, and think, Then safely home return." Cup of Tea or Coffee Id. Plain Tea 6d. Bread and Butter, per slice.. Jd. Beds, 0d., or 3s. per week" 306 r £ HE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. CARDIFF DELIVERY. Persons who experience any difficulty in obtaining the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS, regularly and promptly, are informed that the following Agents undertake the delivery of the paper to sub- scribers in their respective districts every morning before break- fast PHILEMON THOMAS, Bookseller, 90, St. Mary-street. I>)\ -Mr. HAYNES, Bookseller, Rothesay-terrace. SHAPCOTT, Newsagent, Post Office. CANTON LLANDAFF Lr ELY JML'. J. DYER, Newsagent, 60, Severn-road. WHITCHURCH J ^1:!™ H CuRRY, Newsagent, 135, Cowbridge-road. PENAR1H.—Mr. E. MAY, Newsagent, &c., Glebe-street. TRON SCREW STEAMERS, of various descrip- tions, for SALE or HIRE. Also, for SALE, a number of SAILING -For further particulars and price, appiy to RICHARD SHORT, Auctioneer, Valuer, and Surveyor, Cardiff. "XTO. 2.—A S.S., 195 -|- 28'6 -j- 16*6; carries J-1 1,050 tons, including 150 in bunkers 90 horse power 10 years Liverpool ready July, £ 16,000. No. 3.—A S.S., built in 1871, somewhat similar to No 2 £ 15,500. No. 4.—A S.S., built 1866, re-classed this year, 1,000 tons, in- eluding 120 in bunkers new boats, surface condenser. zV,14,000, 571 J teumis Mdvcsscs. JOLLY AND SON'S FAMILY LINEN, ) VWAREHOUSE, SILK AND DRESS j 42 & 43, COLLEGE GREEN, 403 BRISTOL. B ROWN AND POLSON'S CORN FLOUR IS GENUINE. PACKETS lid, 3d. and Gd. BEST, 2d., 4d, 8d. CAUTION AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS FRAUD. INFERIOR QUALITIES OBTAINED AT LITTLE MORE THAN HALF THE COST OF BROWN AND POLSON'S, ARE SOMETIMES SUBSTITUTED. 298 LEWIS, COMMISSION AGENT, CHURCH-STREET, CARDIFF. 189 WILLIAM JOJNES, (5, DUKE-STREET, CARDIFF, HAS A LARGE STOCK OF BIBLES, TESTAMENTS, HYMN-BOOKS, CHURCH SERVICES, AND COMMON PRAYERS. 211 CARDIFF H 0 u S E READY MADE CLOTHING AND OUTFITTING ESTABLISHMENT, SAINT MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. It may appear to many to be a circumstance difficult of ex- planation that Goods of the highest quality, character, and finish should be charged by MESSRS. W. PRICE & SONS, at such low prices as to represent a Cost far below any ordinary Retail House: but this fact, so startling to those who are in the habit of dealing with "Credit" houses, may be readily appre- hended in its full bearing when it is stated that their Goods are purchased from the most economical sources, and under excep- tional circumstances; and that a maximum discount is realised as a result of their invariable custom of making Cash Payments. The signal advantages derived from making purchases at those Houses where Cash Payments are invariably made and required, may be tested by a visit to, and purchase at, the above Fashion- able Ready Made Clothing Establishment. 136 Just Published. Price Half-a-Crown. ON COLLIERY EXPLOSIONS, SOUTH WALES COAL FIELD, in the Merthyr, Aberdare, and Rhondda Valleys, with Map of the District, Explanatory Sections and Diagrams: being a Paper read before the SOUTH WALES INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS, by THOMAS JOSEPH, Mining Engineer, a Member of the Institute. Merthyr-Tydfil: Farrant and Frost; London Simpkin, Mar- shall and Co. 405 TO ADVERTISERS. rriHE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS lias already attained a circulation larger than that of any other daily or weekly paper in the Principality, being upwards of 10,000 Copies a Lay. The SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS is distributed through- out GLAMORGANSHIRE, MONMOUTHSHIRE, CARMARTHENSHIRE, PEMBROKESHIRE, CARDIGANSHIRE, and portions of BRECONSIIIRE and RADNORSHIRE, and as a general Advertising Medium for South Wales and Monmouthshire it is superior to any other newspaper. CHIEF OFFICES: 11, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF. PROPRIETORS: D. DUNCAN & SONS. NOTICE. Letters and other communications intended for publication in this journal should be authenticated by the name of the writer, and addressed to the EDITOR. Rejected fS. cannot be returned. Orders for advertisements or copies of the paper, and other sirictly business communications, should be addressed to the MANAGER, SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS O.ffice, Cardiff. Post. Office Orders should be made payable to MESSRS. DUNCAN AND SONS, 11, St. Mary-street, Cardiff.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Letters to ensure insertion must be concisely written, and upon one side of the paper only. We desire to impress upon our representatives and friends the absolute necessity of sending in their reports immediately, so that they may appear upon the morning of the day following that on which the events transpire.
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1872. t MR. H. VIVIAN deserves the thanks of the com- munity for having called the attention of Parlia- ment to a foul murder, committed as long ago as the 2nd of July of last year, in the Spanish village of San Juan. It appears that the victim, whose name was JAMES ROBERTS, had gone out to Huelva as foreman over a body of men, in the service of Mr. FEATHERSTONE GRIFFIN, the well known civil engineer, who is engaged in making a line of rail- way from that town to Tharsis. The unhappy man, who we are told by no less an authority than his employer, was particularly noted for his quiet and. inoffensive disposition, was steady and assiduous in his duties, and generally assumed towards the native population an air of good nature and forbearance. Nevertheless he was struck down by an assassin in mid-day, and shortly after died, leaving a wife and family wholly unprovided for. If we did not know that the Spaniards are among the most ignorant and bigoted of mankind, puffed up with astounding vanity and self-conceit, and that they look with suspicion upon English- men brought to their country for the purpose of carrying out projects which they have neither the ability to conceive not the perseverance to consummate, we should think it incredible that such an occurrence could take place. There was no brawl no quarrel over their cups between the murderer and his victim and, in all probability the feelings of. national vanity alone impelled the assassin to commit the act. Viscount ENFIELD, in reply to Mr. VIVIAN, admitted that the narrative, now laid before our readers, was substantially true that the circumstances had been reported to the Foreign office by our Consul, Mr. REED that a message was immediately sent to the Spanish au- thorities at Madrid, impressing upon them the duty of bringing the offender to justice, and that representations to the same effect had been re- peated upon several occasions since. Now, it is certainly not very gratifying to find that the arm of England is so weak as to be unable to bring the offender to trial, and that nine months should have elapsed since ROBERTS was stabbed in a most cowardly manner, without any appreciable step being taken to vindicate justice, or make manifest the indisputable right of Englishmen to protection from the law. We fear, however, that the cus- tom of the country" is against us, and that a system which permits a known murderer to be abroad, moving in decent society, and enjoying the privileges peculiar to the son of an Alcalde, is very unfavourable to the development of views, in ac- cordance with our own, respecting the sanctity of human life. Besides which, the gross superstition of the people, and the animosity fostered by the Priests against heretics, tend to render the difficulty all the greater. It is but a little while ago that a number of Spanish rustics got up a cry against the workmen engaged in carrying a tele- graph through the country, and declared that the English artisans had stolen and killed their children in order to grease the wires with human fat Seeing, however, that there is no expectation of exacting retribution from the local autho- rities, overawed as they are by the ignorant populace, it becomes all the more necessary that the Foreign Office should demand redress at head-quarters, and, failing to obtain it, initiate measures which would have the effect of forcing the Spanish Government into action. The time appears to have passed away, when a British sub- ject had only to announce his nationality to enjoy an immunity from annoyance and attack. It was not so when Lord PALMERSTON was at the Foreign Office. Civ is Romanus sum, was an axiom which that able statesman always taught our countrymen to act upon when absent from their native land. A declaration of the kind, on the part of Englishmen, ought to be equivalent in weight to that of the old In, ID Romans, and it is highly necessary that our consuls should take prompt measures in order to insure the better protection of British workmen engaged upon a foreign soil. With respect to the sad case which Mr. VIVIAN has brought before the House, there can be but one opinion. ROBERTS was foully mur- dered by an assassin who is well known and at large. The matter cannot be allowed to rest where it is. The guilty man must be punished, and that, too, at any cost or trouble to the execu- tive. If it is true that the Vice-Consul's ignorance of the Spanish language acts as a barrier in shield- ing the murderer, and makes it difficult or impos- sible to obtain direct evidence, or evidence at all, we think it will be admitted that the sooner a more competent official is appointed the better for the English community engaged in making the line. GOLDSMITH found it impossible to teach the Dutch English, not having a knowledge of the former language himself, and a Vice-Consul who is un- acquainted with Spanish, can be of little service in protecting British interests in Spain. We trust Mr. VIVIAN will not allow the subject to drop, and that, having put his hands to the plough he will not look back, until the murderer of ROBERTS has been brought to justice, and the Spaniards are taught the necessity of paying regard to the laws of civilisation, they so recklessly disregard, and the teachings of that Christianity which they dishonour in practice, while ostensibly reverencing its principles as their creed.
THE GOVERNMENT AND THE VOLUNTEERS. It is said that the Government contemplates proposing an uniform dress for the whole of the volunteers, except that the various corps will be distinguished by numbers and by varieties of facings. There certainly is ample room for improvement. Some regiments of volunteers are dressed in positively ludicrous clothing but it is doubtful whether our citizen soldiers, in addi- tion to being brigaded with the regulars, will be willing to have their distinctive dress sacrificed. There can be no doubt that the reforms necessary to make the volun- teers effective for military purposes will tend to thin the ranks but if the process goes too far the ballot will, probably, be brought into use in raising a real militia— after amalgamating the present one with the regular army—exempting efficient volunteers.
UN SECTARIAN EDUCATION. The result of the division upon Mr. DIXON'S motion and Mr. FOKSXEB'S amendment on the Education Act, affords ground of encouragement to the great body of thoughtful men committed to the task of securing un- sectarian teaching for the children of this country. The motion received the support of 94 members, and the opposition of 355 the Government obtaining a majo- rity of 261. For the amendment 323 members voted, or less, by 32, than had opposed Mr. DIXON'S motion. Against the amendment there voted 98 members, four more than had voted for Mr. DIXON. The pairs were 22 so that the strength of the opposition to the Education Act was 120 members, or double the number who voted with Mr. DIXON and the League last year. Under these circumstances we feel that no cause for dismay exists. On the contrary if the advocates of Un- sectarian Education can only effect within the year a pro rata increase in the number of their friends in Par- liament, no ministry will be able to carry on the business of the country with such a phalanx in opposi- tion. Indeed, already the followers of Mr. DIXON, should they elect to do so, might defeat the Government upon any question which the Tories could not sup- port. Of csurse a factious feeling will not be mani- fested by the 120 champions of religious liberty; but the fact remains that they possess the power of seri- ously compromising ministers upon debateable points. If only they were to follow the example of the Govern- ment and, discarding principle, resort to mere expedi- ency with a view to accomplish their purposes, the PHEMIER and his friends would find themselves placed in an extremely unenviable, if not untenable, position
STRIKE AMONG SEAHAM COLLIERS. Fifteen hundred men, employed at the Seaham Col- lieries, the property of Earl Vane, are on strike for an advance on score price.
THE NINE HOURS' MOVEMENT. A meeting was held yesterday at Leeds, at which a conference took place between the employers in the flax trade, and delegates representing ten thousand hands now on strike. The employers promised to consult with other manufacturers as to the concession of the hours limit.
THE INCOME-TAX AGITATION. FORMATION OF A NATIONAL ANTI-INCOME-TAX ASSOCIATION. The members of the deputation from various provincial anti-Income-tax Associations, who were before the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer, were by no means surprised at the reception that was given to them, and are not disheartened by Mr. Lowe's reply, or convinced by his clever sophistries. Before leaving London for their homes, the deputation, which represented all the largest towns in the king- dom (excepting Manchester and Liverpool), formed a National Anti-Income Tax Association, for the purpose of syStemising and extending the agitation for abrogating the tax on incomes from trades and professions, and ap- pointed as an Executive Committee, with power to add to their number, J. W. Pease, Esq., J. P., Chairman of the Hull Chamber of Commerce; Mr. J. L. Seaton, Vice- President of the Hull Chamber of Commerce; Mr. Frederick Shum, F.S.A., &c., Bath; Mr. Councillor Parry, Birmingham; Mr. Manton, manufucturer, Birmingham; the Rev. Dr. Faulding, Principal of the Rotherham College; and Mr. Henry Naish, chairman of the Bristol Board of Guardians. Mr. S. Morley, M.P., told Mr. Lowe on Wed- nesday that unless something was done to meet the demands of the deputation he would find he was not on a bed of roses, and the provincial associations represented by the deputation, aided by the newly-formed National Association, and their efforts being more wisely directed and concentrated, will do their best to fulfil the prediction of the hon. member for Bristol.
CIVIL CONTINGENCIES FUND. The Civil Contingencies fund accounts for 1870-71, in- clude some items of general interest. Conspicuous among these is the advance made to the Duke of Edinburgh for extra expenses incurred by him during his voyage in H.M.S. Galatea, amounting to X 1,990, and ultimately repaid out of the Naval Funds. Prince Alamayon Simyen better known to the public as the son of the late King Theodore of Abyssinia, is the recipient of some £ií80 as mainten- ance money for the year 1869-70; £ 350 of this is set down as Indian expenses Amongst the other Miscellaneous advances-repayable from the note for mis- cellaneous expenses, is one of 1750 to Mr. Street the eminent architect, for plans and reports in connection with the now relinquished Thames Embankment Site for the new Courts of Justice. The engraving of ,the Great Seal for New South Wales forms the text of another item of some £ 50; and the maintenance of special packets at Dover for the conveyance of distin- guished persons runs into zC83 odd. Last, and at the same time least, in amount of the items culled from these ac- counts is that for the insignia of Prince Arthur as Knight of St. Patrick, amounting to the trivial sum of zC14 10s.
A BELGIAN VIEW OF THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. M. Emile de Laveleye publishes a long letter in the Independance Beige, in which he considers the question of international arbitration in the Alabama case. One of the most important arguments which he brings forward is the inadmissibility of the claim which makes a neutral State responsible for the "indirect damages" which have re- sulted from a careless supervision of her ports. The writer illustrates his views by supposing that the Alabama had escaped from the port of Antwerp, and that America had made the same claim against Belgium which she has now done against England. Belgium would thus have been called upon to pay five milliards to the United States, and as she could not do so the only way to satisfy her creditor would have been to surrender her independence, and a theory which, if logically followed out, can result in such consequences, cannot be tenable. He suggests that an International Congress of" jurisconsuls and plenipo- tentiaries should be appointed to form rules respecting controverted questions. Not only indirect damages, but many other matters which constantly affect the peace of the world might be dealt with. It would be an understood thing that every State would be at liberty to conform to » part, or to all of the decisions of the Congress, exactly 93 in the Convention of Geneva they dealt with the relief of the wounded, and in the St. Petersburg Convention with the explosive arms. No Government pledged itself beforehand to a blind acceptance of the decisio-us- The International Convention might promulgate princi' pies for regulating the duties and responsibilities of neutrals. England and the United States might refuse to agree to them, and the state of affairs would remain the same as it is to-day. If, on the other hand, the Convention should make proposals that both parties regarded as equi* table, the Geneva arbitrators would only have to applf themselves to the particular case of the Alabama Claims.
The Queon has contributed R200 to the fund for the restoration of St. Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh. Lieutenant-Colonel W. Earle is to proceed to India with Lord Northbrook, as military secretary. The death is announced of Professor Theodof Goldstucker, the eminent Hanscrit scholar. It is proposed to give Lord Lawrence Rl,200 A year as chairman of the London School Board. Her Majesty is about to confer the honour of a baronetcy on Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock, G.C.B., G.C.S.I., Constable of the Tower. A man was brought to the Southwark Police Court on Tuesday night in a statd of drunkeness. In » few hours after his arrival he died. On Monday week the Dean of Winchester reached the great age of 96, and, we are glad to hear, is cheerful and healthy. His birthday was celebrated bf merry peals on the cathedral bells.—Hampshire Chronicle. Prince Arthur will, it is said, visit Liverpool ill Whit week, to be present at the opening of the new Sef, ton Park. His Royal Highness will, however, only re- main in the town a few hours. Edward Dainty, an inmate of the Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, has been committed for trial from t110 Wandsworth Police-court, charged with the wilful mul" der of another inmate, named Mountain. A meeting of the Italian Bible Society has been held in Rome. Father Hyacinthe, who was present, slia he would not join the society, though he expressed ap- proval of its objects. The attendance is described as of 91 cosmopolitan character. Between 700 and 800 platelayers in the employ ment of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company have stated their intention of leaving their work, theIr demands for increased wages and a diminution in the nvW1' ber of hours not having been complied with. A subscription list has been opened, and a com' mittee is in course of formation, for the purpose of testing by legal means, the validity of the appointment of Sir f; Collier to the office lie now occupies, and that of Harvey to the rectory of Ewelme. The medical attendants on the Prince of have recommended his Royal Highness to pass the in the South of Europe. Although the Prince's recovery is thus far most satisfactory, it is desirable that the strong^ should be entirely recruited before his Royal Highness e0' gages in public affairs. A jury, at the Durham assizes, have awarded £ 1,250 damages to Mr. Alderman Strachan, of South Shiel"■» who brought an action against the North-Eastern Rail^?^ Company to recover compensation for personal sustained by himself and his wife in a collision on company's line in June last. The paddle despatch vessel Vigilant has with Admiralty despatches, mails, and for the Channel Fleet in Vigo Bay. On her arrival » Vigo she will receive orders as to her further movenie11 à from the Admiral commanding the Channel Squadron, it is considered probable that she may proceed from to Brinctai, to embark there Lord Northbrook and sul for conveyance to Suez. r]a Major Knowles, of the 67th Regiment, Sho: cliffe, a son of Mr. Knowles, of the Theatre Royal, 1:ià chester, who went out with Colonel Loyd Lindsay to 8-j the wounded during the late war between France Germany, has had presented to him a bronze cross an1a diploma from the French Society in Aid of the Sick Wounded as an ackowledgment of the valuable aid affor° by him.
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