LATEST HOME TELEGRAMS. 5 ^Qr(i Salisbury, who is at present at Hatfield, ^^Pected to return to London to-day (Tuesday). Mr Gladstone returned to London on Monday S°rning, after bis visit to Mr Goschen, at ttawkhurst, Kent. .e Home Secretary has commuted into penal rvifcude for life the sentence of death passed on i^ar<^ Edwards for the murder of his two I TlFen PIymouth month. I 6 Admiralty have issued instructions for the al'Inour plated ship, Hero, building at Chatham, to be got ready as soon as possible. Nearly 1,000 ands are employed on her. She is a very large essel, and will cost half a million. j .At Westminster Aquarium, on Monday, a J 8lx days' international walking match for the 1 c ai»pionship belt, presented by Sir John Astley, J" commenced. Littlewood (the present holder the belt), Charles Rowell, George Mason, an de Peer, M'Carthy, Cartwright, and Con- nOlO were amongst the competitors. The United Society of Boiler-makers and Iron- IIhipbuilders, one of the most powerful trades Dnions» just issued its quarterly report. uring the quarter £ 18,734 have been drawn out ac WaD': wor^> and £ 20,000 for sicknes«, cident, and death. This is one of the severest *j^ns experienced by any trade union, on \r were remanded at Driffield Io»da-y atternoon, on a charge of wilfully r,aurder,ng a poacher named Fenby, who died from the effects of a bullet wound received in a poaching affray near Driffield, on October 15th last, The prisoners were admitted to bail. The subscribers to the Gladstone statue, whioh I bas been placed in the hall of the City Liberal Club, London, met on Monday, to consider the best means of disposing of the balance of about two hundred guineas, after defraging the cost of HiV^Ue' ^WO PROP°sals were submitted one, ii 0 surplus should be placed in the hands of j..e /^er^ry committee, and expended in works derating, 25 far M possible, the opinions and eateer of Mr Gladstone and the other, that the balance should be employed in obtaining a full- length portrait of Mr Gladstone. Upon a divi- Rion, the first-named proposal was adopted by a ority.
OUTBREAK OF FOOT-AND MOUTH DISEASE. Our Nottingham correspondent telegraphs:- t*" serious outbreak of foot, and-mouth disease I t1* taken place on the Grange Farm, belonging Mr Webb, J.P., near Newstead Abbey, North otts. Fifty-three head of cattle and pigs are ected, and twenty-four animals have already beer slaughtered.
THE ACTION AGAINST "MODERN SOCIETY.' ^0ft?O^n3el ^?r defendant in the case of Svcief.if a^ainst the proprietor of Modem (}aina" tor libel, in which one thousand pounds Monrf68 Were awarded on Saturday, applied on theto Justice Denman to stay execution on excessive damages. The Justice a Cas„ 'hat he thought them too small. It was etafcH i0' ^ery substantial damages. The libel Mrs Blood had been divorced.
MURDER OF A FELLOW WORKMAN. Edward Cochrane died on Monday at St. inflict mew 8, Hospital, London, from injuries I>ecaa<!a^U^0n im y Benjamin James Paine, in CWw" wa,^ foreman at a firm of scalemakers lilt Clerkenwell, and on the 10th instant remon- Paine, who was employed under Upon st,L°KW3, exchanged, and Paine there- j v stabbed Cochrane with a knife,
» XAU TRAGEDY AT PENY- | DARREN. DEATH OF ELIZABETH JONES. to» 6^°^an Elizabeth Jones, of 148, Gibnon's- last* ^?ny^arren, who, on the 2nd of October tempted to murder her grandchild, and died endeavoured to commit suicide, Upon k from the injuries she inflicted POn herself at ths time of the tragedy. The inonoll 3? been communicated with, and an. Huest will be held.
AN INTEHESTINIJ BILLIARD MATCH. In ^*een "barred match of 1,000 points \Ip be- attd(J A ,,?bert3> jun., champion of the world, Satnw? at the Palais Royal, Argyll-street, —'RoKA^- —the latter receiving 200 points' start "Onfin^T^ ?lac'e a wonderful score of 280 in an break kreak, that being only 29 behind Coin's Hot I? u at present the best on record. Had ^Qttld J8 at the finish of the game he probably have made a new record.
SUICIDE OF A BRIDE, ^onday morning an inquiry was held at *ho cSmi?^1?8 tl?e.death of Emily Redhead, ? suicide by hanging. Deceased, *n»rr^ JT y~S\x yaa^ of ^e> had only bee" »jn j few weeks. Her husband is an en- <linnPrS ^rau?'ltsman' an,]. on returning home to ner on Friday, he found his wife hanging to a ine.mfm ceUar. Deceased had been despond- iu^°tryje days' Verdict» "Temporary
PROPOSED MEMORIAL TO MR FAWCETT 3?aw Prr)Posed to open subscriptions for a high Memorial Fund, to be devoted to the fours' of the blind. A committee is in havi e formation, the Duke of Westminster consented to be chairman, and Lord John bock er3,v^ce-chairma>i. Messrs Robarts, Lub- and b?n\ ^0-' and Messrs Ransom, Bouverie, fi1U(^ 0,» have consented to act as bankers to the Part'CL^ars will shortly be
SEIZURE OF ARMS FROM PRIVATE HOUSES. nj^ht six armed and disguised men laad survey A bouse of Maurice Murphy, gun anH ^>onoushmnre, and took away a revolver. There was nobody in the ?>rl. A* but an old woman and a young iariy airna^ same time a second party, simi- touse of « # an disguise'}, forcibly entered the Mission h.,farmer name'J Sullivan on a similar Jeremiah T no, arms Were found. A man named tioa with A,Wo has been arrested in connee- s'nce an*»Jie.?Urra £ e\ Twohig was a few years fountain, near Mushero
THE BRITISH EXPEDITION TO BECHUANALAND. Sir Charles vo'unteer contingent for London for tK ^en'8 ^regular Cavalry will leave on boarH ti,„ iS on Wednesday, and embark Some of th« l mbroke Castle at noon at Tilbury, the East w'^ shipped to-morrow in Counted nf r? The volunteers will be Hope Town Town and sent by railway to march 8? T7;I miles, after which they will fields wh;!k • i Kimberley, in the Diamond of Beohi,™ 13 "ut ^0 miles from the nearest part the and wiU be the starting point of ^DecLber^h. second contingent embark I
THE SKYE cIlOFTERS' REVOLT. Vr" successful meeting of crofters was held on r»wjay at Glendale, at which John McPherson Land t)1' Mr Frost Newe^ate, of the English a ^a. Restoration League, addressed the meeting, Of tl' l)recated any sort oi violence on the part cr.°fters, but urged them to pay no rent their grievances were redressed. At a meeting of the Greenock Highland ^■ssociation, °n Monday night, resolutions were SkvWlp0Usiy Passed expressing sympathy with the the FT °^8rS anc^ indignation at the coniiuct of the j ]0lne Secretary in sending an armed force to iea«i- The result of the meeting is that at f0r the Qon^Uartt-:S °f th° ^hland votes will go
FREE FIGHT ON BOARD A MAN-OF-WAR S0?le t'me Pasfc the marines and l luejackets rd the Duke of Wellington flagship, at llffain11?0 have had an ill-defined grievance against one another, and a day or two aero the irri- tatIng wrangles ended in a free fight, in which ? forty oriifty belligerents were engaged. The ««» took to their belts in the fashion of tl>°? "ie more obstreperous members only witwir^s' .^ut 33 the sailors were armed othi they were not long in seeking brooi* kF wf,aP°ns. an offensive character, and the heing the most readily available, c°mbatanTeate a gTeat 8tir on the ship. The fcrrest ,,Were> however, soon placed under Capt 'p u y were subsequently brought before portionColomb> who convicted a large pro- ment 1 'hem, and sentenced them to punish- to 8av„ from forty-two days' imprisonment Derirri i ys' cells. The flagship h;is for a long f a been free from these squabbles.
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f MR. VIZETELLY IN THE MAHDI'S CAMP. [ ["STANDARD" TKLEGEAM.] WADT HALFA, Sunday.—Troops and stores are now going on from here much faster than hereto- fore. General Buller expects to advance his headquarters along the line of communications within a week. [" DAILY NEWS TELEGBAM.j DONGOLA, Sunday. -Information reaches me tending strongly to confirm the report that Mr Vize elly is still alive, in spite of various state- ments to the contrary. The latest report is that he is in the Mahdi's camp. The ac counts of his personal appearance given by native traders leave his identity almost beyond doubt. He is described as a great medicine man, one who draws trees, and practices as a doct or. No other Englishman is there. [REOTER'S TELEGRAMS.] CAIRO, Monday.—With regard to the report that the German Consul-General had been directed by hie Government to apply to the Khedive for the appointment of a German representative on the eaissle of the Public Debt, it is stated that no request to that effect has yet been received by his Highness. It is, however, understood in diplomatic circles here that both Germany and Russia contemplate taking this step. SUAKIM, Monday.—Osman Digna's efforts to raise the tribes in the neighbourhood of Suakim have hitherto completely failed. DOGOLO, Monday.—Sir Herbert Stewart and staff with the mounted infantry will move on to- morrow to Handuk.
THE RECENT RIOTS AT MADRID. BRUTALITY OF THE POLICE. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] MADRID, Monday.— The magistrates have ordered the release of most of the persons arrested in connection with the recent disturb- ances among the students. Parties of police are stationed within the precincts of the university to prevent further rioting. A large majority of the professors have declined to give lectures under such conditions, and the students have refused to attend. In the provincial universities also great agitation prevails. The police have paid domici- liary visits to the houses of several Republicans. Proceedings have been instituted to-day against seven more Liberal and Democratic papers. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] MADRID, Saturday (via Hendaye) Monday.— As the Government refused to allow the following report of the student disturbances here to be telegraphed, I send it to you at the frontier telegraph station because I have no doubt that any messages which have been allowed to pass have been garbled and distorted. Yesterday (Friday) morning the new rector of the university, a well known Ultramontane Carlist, on presenting himself to the students was received with loud groaning, whistling, and other marks of dis- approval. He at once called in the police, who dispersed the students at the point of the sword. All the faculty deacons forthwith handed in their. resignations, and 5,000 students signed a collective protest against the appointment of the rector. The Prefect of Madrid then issued a proclamation declaring his intention to disperse all groups in the streets of more than three persons. The proclamation was enforced with ille greatest harshness, inoffensive youths being pur- sued like hunted animals all through the day by armed policemen. In the afternoon 400 students collected in front of the offices of the Republican newspaper, El Globo, cheering lustily. The police at once charged into the crowd, which took to flight, 200 students taking refuge in the Athe- nseum buildings. They closed the grated iron gate just in the nick of time, but the infuriated police thrust their swords through the iron bare and threatened to open fire with their revolvers. Ultimately the students were allowed to leave, but it has transpired that about lW were arrested during the day. This morning all the students ^were ordered to attend clashes under heavy penalties, but on find- ing their class-rooms and the corridors lined with police, they refused to commence work, and left in a body. A meeting was to have been held on the Prado to-day, but the place was occupied by a large force of mounted police, and the intended gathering was abandoned. One of the injured students died this morning, and as a public funeral will probably be attempted, further serious disturbances are feared. The bru- tality of the pohce has aroused general indigna- tion, even suoh Conservative newspapers as La Epoza admitting that the authorities haygjacted with undue severity. There are rumours of agita- tion in th provincial Universities, where news of what has been coins on here appears to have run the Government blockade. MADRID, Monday Night.—A meeting of the students was held this evening, at which most of the prominent professors were present. Great indignation prevailed amongst the students. The professors argued that the meeting should be allowed to proceed with quietness, and stated that they were authorised, on behalf of the Government, to promise a full and impartial enquiry of the whole affair, which had been a moat regretable incident from beginning to end. This the students, after consultation among them- selves, decided to accept, and in the meantime they would atteud the lectures as heretofore,
CHOLERA ON THE CONTI- NENT. FRBUTER's TELEGRAMS.] MADRID, Monday.—The Impartial states that 27 cases of cholera and seven deaths occurred at Toledo yesterday, and that a military cordon will be established round the town to-morrow. PARIS, Monday.—Eleven deaths from cholera have occurred at Oran during the past 48 hours. PARIS, Monday, 2.5 p.m.—In consequence of the marked abatement of cholera, the adminis- stratiou of public relief to-day discontinued the publication of bulletins. According to the bulle- tin issued this morning by the Prefecture of the Seine, there were 19 deaths from cholera here yesterda3* three fatal cases have occurred since early this morning. PARK, Monday, 8 p.m.—From midnight to six o'clock this evening there have been only six deaths from cholera in Paris. PARIS, Monday.—The Municipal Council of Paris to-day discussed a motion blaming the Pre- fect of the Seine for having failed to continue the secularization of the hospitals by removing from them tha nuns and sisters who acted as nurses and attendants, and calling upon him to complete the work of secularization. The Prefect, in defending his action, said it was not the intention of the Go varument, in sanctioning the seculariza- tion of hospitals, to strike a blow at Christianity. It took up a position outside all creeds, and owed to all religious opinions alike the same impartiality and the same freedom. In any case the Govern- meet did not intend following sectaries in paths which would be fatal to France, the republic, liberty, and the spirit of humanity. The Prefect added that he did not consider it prudent at a time when a.n epidemic was raging in the city to remove the sisters from the posts of danger which they occupied. He could not under such circum- stances continue the work of secularization; but he at the same time denied that he was personally against the principle. After hearing his speech the council adopted the motion ot censure.
NEWS FROM CHINA. ("TIMES" TELEGRAM.) SHANGHAI, Sunday.—A Chinese fleet is prepar- ing to leave Formosa. It is believed that the French demands include. the execution of the Tientsen Treaty, the occupation by them of Keiung and Tainsui for five years, and a Chinese apology for the Langsou affair. The French are confined to the Delta of Touquiu and harbour of KeJung. The Chinese have assumed the offensive both in Tonquin and Formosa.
THE AFGHAN BOUNDARY COMMISSION. DAILY NEWS" TELEGRAM.] TAMAU, AFGHAN (via Meshed), Nov. 18.—The Indian escort came to Kuhsan the day before yesterday. Sir Peter Lumsden will arrive there to-day. The Afghan authorities I learn are amazed at what they call the bad faith of Russia." For some years past, at our instiga- tion, they have scrupulously avoided all action leading to agitation among the Turcomans. Yet within the last month, emissary after emis- sary, together with survey parties, have been sent by the Russians, particularly within the limit of the Hari Rud and Murghah rivers. The Afghans have been driven to warn these parties off, and to strengthen their outposts.
THE MUTINY AMONG TURKISH TROOPS. J" DAILY NEWS" TBLKGRAM.] VARNA, Sunday.—The mutiny among Turkish troops already announced was serious. The troops at Monaster refused to serve unless paid arrears and clothed. The infantry and artillery refused to act against their comrades. A tele- gram was sent to Constantinople, and the terms of the men were conceded-Payment of part of the arrears and a diminution of service by two years.
DEATH OF A FRENCH ADMIRAL. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] PARIS, 1IIonday.- Vica-Admiral Fourichon, a former Minister of Marine, died this morning.
ENGLISH CRICKETERS IN AUSTRALIA. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] MRLBOURSE, Monday.—Shaw's tsam of Eng- lish cricketers played a match to-day against au eleven of New South Wales. The English tfon by four wickets. There was no member of Murdoch's Australian te:1-m that visited England this year in the defeated eleven.
==- WEATHER REPORTS. [SPECIALLY wrtivi) AT 9 O'CLOCK LAST NIGHT. ) ^LYM0UTH.—Barometer generally rising and teinpHPiiture increased some rain in the morning fi.i sci overcist. Barometer, 50 14- to 30'18 temperature, 47 to 36 humidity, 90 calm all i!ay sea smooth. ocwCU r'J' promoter, 30.16, risinar; temperature, 49 ,morni"fr. N.N.W., light; even- lut?> fresh passing clouds sea moderate.
"NEW YORK HERALD" CABLE MESSAGE A violent cjoloae is now crossing the Atlantic by Newfoundland, and threatens to assail the British and Norwegian goadta about the 27th or 26th iotf.
HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY, The House met at a quarter-pmt four o'clock. THE INFANTS' BILL. Lord FITZGERALD moved the second reading of the Infants' Bill, the main object of which was to amend the law relating to the custody and guar- dianship of infants, by enabling the mother during the lifetime of the husband to exercise the guardianship of her childien on an application to a court of law. He added that he had no objec- tion to the bill being referred to a select com- mittee. Lord BRAMWELl. said he did not object to the intention of the bill, but felt very strongly the desirability of its being considered by a select committee. | The Lord CHANCELLOR regarded the bill as one of importance, and as one that required very care- ful consideration. The bill was then read a second time, and referred to a select committee. THE INCOME-TAX BILL. The Income-tax Bill was brought from the Commons and read a third time. The House adjourned at 6.5.
4 HOUSE OF COMMONS.— MONDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. A BURIAL CASE. Sir War. HARCOURT, in reply to Mr Illingworth, entered into a statement regarding the dis- putes with respect to the construction of a cemetery which had taken place in the parish of Cottersdorth, the vicar of which, the Rev. Mr Mirehouse, recently forwarded the dead body of a still-born child to the Home Office. He had written to the vicar on the 22nd October last that while he was.ready to sanction an arrangement which would be satisfactory to all the parishioners, he would withold such sanc- tion from a scheme which he thought unfair to the Dissenters. Upon that he was told that he should be attacked in the House of Commons. (Laugh- ter.) The next proceeding was that on Sunday, November 2nd, the dead body of a child was delivered at the Home Office. He ordered enquiries to be made by the polise, and it then appeared that the Hev Mr Mirehouse had obtained the body of a still-born child from its parents on the statement that he would bury it that night. He did not do so, but on the morning of the same day he rode to the station and delivered a box there. As totiiis there was the evidence of the footman, whom he told to pack up the box and address it to the Home Secretary, as he was going to send him a small present. (Laughter.) The rev gentleman having delivered the box at the station, told the porter not to put the usual label on the box, so that the place from which it came might not be disclosed. Although the Rev Mr Mire house now admitted sending off the box, he denied in the first instance that he knew anything about it, and persisted in this untruth until the evidence had brought out the facts of the case. The Rev. Mr Mire- house had proposed to apologise to him (the Home Secretary). But no offence had been com- mitted against him the offence was against the Church of which the rev. gentleman was a mem- ber, against public decency, and against the parents of the child whom he had deceived. (Hear, hear.) He had therefore instructed the law officers to advise him whether this was an offence which could be proceeded against by law. If it could, a prosecution would be instituted against the Rev. Mr Mirehouse. But in any event, the conduct of this clergyman would be brought before his bishop, in order that he might, if possible, be removed from a charge for which he was clearly unfit. (Cheers.) THE BRITISH FORCE IN EGYPT. Lord E. FiTZHAURiCE, in reply to Alr Ash triead- Bartlet4 said that the British force (including Marines), now in Egypt was about 16,000 men. There were between 8,000 and 9,000 of these south of Assouan. The Government had no report that brigandage was rife in the Province of Minieh. Major Chermside, the Governor of the Egyptian Littoral of the Red Sea, was now making ariange- ments for the transfer to Abyssinia of the places to be ceded to her under the recent treaty. INTELLIGENCE FROM EGYPT. The Marquis of JIARTINGTON, in reply to Mr Gourley, said there was no desire on the part of anyone to prevent intelli- gence being passed on that a relieving force was on its way to Khartoum, and that the Egyptian garrisons would be withdrawn. True, the wire from Dongola was under military superinten- dence, but that supervision was not used to suppress intelligence such as was referred to in -the question, but only to prevent the trans- mlssion pf details of a military character, know- ledge of whioh might be injurious the interests of our troops.
LORD NORTHBROOKS REPORT. Mr GLADSTONE. in reply-to Mr M'Coan, said her Majesty's Government were preparing a plan founded upon Lord Nortlicote's Egyptian report which they were on a point of submitting to the European powers, and on the receptiou of that by the powers would depend mainly the advice they would give to the Khedive. Mr GLADSTONE, answering Sir Stafford North- cote, said he could not undertake to say when the Government would have a reply. The plan be mentioned would be submitted immediately. Jjord Iv. CHUKCHILL asked if the condition of utmost urgency which he gave as the description I of Egyptian nuance had passed away ? "Bic GLADSTONE replied in the negative; it contmue Mr GLADSTONE, in reply to Baron de Worms, said it was an error on the part of M. de Ft cycinet if the latter said there was any proposal for a second conference on Egyptian affairs before the European powers. On the matter of finance, the House bad had the most explicit assurance that nothing should be done involving the responsi- bility of the country without reference to Parlia- ment but to say that the Government would agree to nothing with respect to Egypt without reference to Parliament would be to abdicate their functions. Baron DE WORMS asked would it be within the power of the Government to establish the multi- ple control without consulting the House of Commons! Mr GLADSTONE replied that the multiple con- trol was fur the management of finance, and the Government would take care not to trench on the functions of the House in that respect. THE CONFERENCE BSTWKEN THE PARTY LEADERS OF THB HOUSE. Mr A. ELLIOTT asked would the House have an opportunity of discussing the relatious between her Majesty's Government and the leaders of the Opposition before the introduction of the Redis- tribution of Seats Bill. Mr GLADSTONE said he bad not the least inten- tion of inviting such a discussion. With the Seat3 Bill before it, the House would have the opportunity of passing its judgment; bu" before the bill was introduced there was uo matter to discuss. (Hear, hear.) TILH COLEUDGE LIBEL CASE. Mr CALLAN gave notice of an early intention of calling the attention of the Prime Minister to that, in every respect, regretable conduct and extra- ordinary ruling of Mr Justice Manistv in the Adams v. Coiendge trial.
THE REDISTRIBUTION BILL STATEMENT BY THE PREMIER. The questions, of which there were 87 on the paper, several being put on private notice or without notice, were not disposed of until a quarter to six o'clock. Mr GLADSTONE then rose, and stated that he proposed to take the somewhat unusual course of giving notice of a bill without being absolutely certain of being able to introduce it on the day he was about to name. He was in hopes of being able to introduce a bill for the redistribution ot seats on that day week, and if he were not able to do so, he would take care to give timely notice of the postponement. His hope was that the bill might be circulated immediately after the intro- duction, and he was inclined to believe, viewing the nature of the measure and the general acqui- escence in its principle, that it would be for the convenience o the House that he should move the second reading on Thursday week. Sir S. NOBTUCOTE, understanding that the announcement was made with a view to a contem- plated adjournment, offered no objection, though the course taken was not in accordance with strict precedent. It must, however, be under- stood that the question would not be prejudiced in any way. THE INCOME-TAX BILL. On the motion for the third reading of the In- come-tax Bill, Mr A. O'CONNOR complained of the employ ment of extra police in some of the most peace able districts in Queen's Connty. The SPEAKER (interrupting) tailed to see how that subject was connected with the measure under discussion. Mr A. O'CONNOR understood it to be a consti- tutional principle that the redress of grievances, should precede supply. The SPEAKER said that applied to the commit- tee of supply. Mr A. O'CONNOR would then content himself by taking a division ag.tinst the bill on a protest. The Hou^e was thereupon cleared, but uo divi- sion took place, aud the bill was read a third time and passed. CONSOLIDATED FUND (NO. 1) BILL. The Consolidated Fund (No. 1) Biil was read a second time.
THE ADJOURNMENT OF THE HOUSE. Lord R. GROSVENOR having moved that the House at its rising should adjourn till Thursday next, Lord R. CHURCHILL hoped that an adjournment over Christmas would not take place until a full •statement had been made in regard to the proposal for the adjustment of the finances of Egypt. Sir J. LUBBOCK protested against the proposed adjournment for a week as an attack upon the rights of private members, and was proceeding to refer to the question of proportional representation as to which be had a notice on the paper for next Friday, but The SPEAKER ruled that he was not in order in discussing that question on the motion for adjournment. Mr GLADSTONE pointed out to the hon. member he would have an opportunity of discussing the subject in which he took so much interest when the Redistribution Bill was before the House. He agreed that it would be a great stretch of power on the part of the administration if they had endeavoured, by the use of their influence, to force a proposal for a week's adjournment upon the House, but they had no other idea than to take the course that would be most agreeable to the general body of the House. With regard to the observations of the noble lord, the only pledge the Government had power to fiivo wa& that they would use every effort in their power to procure a speedy decision and when it had been procured, no time would be lost in bringing it before the House of Commons. Mr ONSLOW was of opinion that two days was not.suiticietit time for the consideration of the Redistribution Bill before the House was asked to read it a second time. Mr A. ELLIOT found fault with the Government for consulting Lord Salisbury rather than inde- pendent members in regard to the details of the Redistribution Bill, and thought that before the adjournment some assurance would be given that the freedom of the House of Commons in the matter would be preserved. Sir C. DILKE explained that the reason the second reading of the Redistribution Bill was fixed for so early a day as Thursday was that the necessity of dealing with the qu^tiou at once was generally admitted, and the committee was the more important stage. Mr WOOD ALL considered it of importance that before the House separated for the Christmas recess an opportunity should be afforded for dis- cussing the question of female suffrage. Mr Sclater Booth, Mr Buchanan, and Mr A"11ine-id-Bartlett coutinufd the discussion. Mr A. ARNOLD did uotquarrel with the Govern- ment for the course they had taken upon the re- form question b it took the opportunity of giving notice of his in ten lion on an early day to move for a select committee to 011'1 :u.o the consti- tution of tiie House of Lords. Sir W. LAwSON mnioUined that the Govern- in nt had not receded from the ground they or ginally took up Oll the Franchise and Redistri- bution quesUons. The vh ile s tuathm was changed when they found tlut Lord Siilkbary had becetue a Radical. (Laughter,) Sir D. CURRIE and Mr ILLINGWORTH having spoken, MR. LABOUCHKRE trusted that the feeling against the House of Lords would be inereieed by the acceptance by the Government of proposals from the Tory leaders. When the Redistribution Bill came, in he should put everything that was good in it down to the Prime Minister, and everthing that was bad down to Lord Salisbury. (Laughter.) MR O'BRIEN went at great length into the details of the trials of Joseph Poole, and charged the crown officials with having used efforts to vamp up a case against the man, and with know- ing at the time that he had nothing to do with the murder of which he was accused. MR. DEASY was speaking in the same sense when Mr. Callan called attention to the fact that there was not a house, but before the counting nearly 80 members came in. The SOLICITOR-GENERAL for IRELAND reviewed the evidence, and found no reason for questioning the verdict of the jury who found Poole guilty of the murder of Kenny, under a railway arch, on the 4th July, 1882. Sir R CROSS strongly protested against the House being made a court of criminal appeal. Mr Sexton, Mr Leamy, Mr Newdegate, Mr Biggar, Mr A. O'Connor, and Mr Keuny con- tinued the discussion. Mr CAMPBELL BANNERMAN said that the Government had not yet decided what course to take with regard to Mr Clifford L!oyd, whose leave would naturally expire at the end of the present month. The employment cf extra police in Queen's County was rendered necessary by the persistent intimidation practised in many parts of the county. Mr PARNELL regarded the explanation as un- satisfactory. He declared his belief in the inno- cence of Poole, and was convinced that, in the worst days of the misgovernment of Ireland by England, no man had ever been convicted on more slender evidence. Mr W. REDMOND and Mr R. POWER having added some observations, The House divided, and the motion was carried by 57 votes to 19. The House adjourned at a quarter-past 12 o'clock until Monday next.
THP TORQUAY TRAGEDY. INTERESTING DETAILS. IMPENDING IMPORTANT EVIDENCE. The workmen employed in the construction of the wooden model of the interior of the Glen, from the plan of the ground floor and upstair apartments which had been prepared by Mr W. D. Bowden, surveyor to the St. Mary Church Local Board, have made good progress with the work. So far as they have gone they have been very successful in reproducing in miniature the various rooms which have been so prominently mentioned in connection with the inquiry, viz., the kitchen, passage, butler's pantry, dining- room, and hall, on the ground floor the winding flight of stairs leading from the hall to the up- stairs landing and the bedrooms of Miss Keyse, of the two elderly servants, and of the cook, together with the passage running along by the side of them, and leading through what has been termed the nursery door," to the tank, just outside from whence water was obtained with which to extinguish the fire. The model is being constructed near the Glen, in a workshop on the premises of Mr Gasking, landlord of tha Cary Arms, and, in fact, ln, the same building in which the shell was made which received the remains of the late Miss Keyse. It is expected that this model will be produced in court at the adjourned magisterial investigation at Torquay to-day (Tuesday.) During his incarceration in the cell at the Torquay police station the prisoner Lee is allowed to have books to read from the police library, and a volume of the Leisure Hour" has engaged his attention. It has been mentioned that, whilst at the adjourned inquest at the St. Marychurch Town-hall on Friday, Lee occupied himself in scribbling on a piece of paper which he held on his knee. It was also noticeable that he was supplied for the purpose with two short pieces of black-lead pencil, one of which he had stuck behind his right ear. The top of the other piece was evi- dently so worn that, in order to mark the paper with it to his satisfaction, he had repeatedly, in the absence of a penknife with which to sharpen it, to moisten the lead with his mouth. He was particularly busy at this occupation during the examination of Police sergeant Nott, and it was with reference to a portion of this officer's evi- dence that Lee wrote on his piece of paper, "That statement is not true." This denial was intended for his solicitor, Mr Templer, who, whilst engaged in watching the proceedings on behalf of the prisoner, was seated a short distance from him. Lee spends a great deal of his time at the police- station in reading. He is at times inclined to enter into conversation, but has said little or nothing beariug on the circumstances of the crime. He sleeps well, and does not seem at all despondent. The only time when he shewed himself moved or distressed was when he was brought out of his cell and charged with the additional crime of arson. He shook very much, and appeared as if he would stagger as he returned to his cell. Thousands of people visited the scene of the murder during Sunday. In tTis ftJCet upon tha hill overlooking the Glen, and the pathway and beach in front of the house, were thronged with persons from Torquay, Babbacombe, St. Mary Church, Newton Abbot, and other placesin the district, all eager to satisfy their curiosity to have a look at the large thatched cottage which has gained such a notoriety. The Glen and its approaches were still guarded by police, and no strangers were allowed within the grounds. A large num- ber of the visitors remained a good while on the pathway in front of the house, but they were unable to see the broken window of the dining- room, as the shutters were closed over that as well as over the two other front windows in the front downstair apartments. At one of the upstair windows, however, was noticed, gazing sadly on the crowd, one. of the elderly servants, named Neck, concerning whose future means of sub- sistence, now that the mistress whom they have served so long has gone, there were frequent and sympathetic allusions. The bloodstains on the gate leading from the Glen into the premises of the Cary Arms—stains made by the prisoner Lse when he ran to Mr Gasting, the landlord, for assistance to extinguish the tire on the morning of the murder—were concealed from view, a thick piece of white material, apparently towelling, having been wrapped around the top of the gate so as to hide the ghastly marks. The tomb in which the remains of the late owner of the Glen were laid on Thursday was also visited by a good many persons. Several of the large and beautiful wreaths placed upon the coffin-wreaths, composed chiefly of white lilies, maiden-hair ferns, and white chrysanthemums- were to be seen hung on the white marble cross above the tomb. Alt sorts of rumours, some of an extraordinary character, are afloat in Torquay and St. Mary Church as to the nature of the new evidence to be adduced at the adjourned inquest. There is every reason to believe that it will be of a start- ling, important, and very definite nature.
POLITICAL HEMS. The Pres Association understands that in the event, which is considered almost certain, of the Government prop sing to reduce the Parlia- mentary representation of Ireland by five seats, the debate on the Redistribution Bill will be con- tinued by the Irish members until Monday, the 8th of December. The Press Association says Well-informed politicians at Westminster entertain no doubt that Mr Gladstone will find himself able to fulfil his expectation of introducing the Redistri- bution BUt next Monday. It is believed in official circles that one more interview than that which has been appointed for Wednesday at Downing-street between Lord Salisbury, Sir btuSord Northcote, and the Prime Minister will suthce to complete their agreement as to the main eatnres of the measure. The Government are (I estrong of taking the second reading -on Thurs- day, December 4th, if possible, but it now appears more probable the vote on the second read!ng will not be taken so soon. A rumour Was current at Westminster on Mon- dy eVing that Lord Nortbbrook had resigned 118 position in the Cabinet, but the Press Associa- urifound ed* autb°ritatively that the report is wil1 asain he called to the subject of proportional representation in the House of «S °iP T^9 8econd reading of the forth- ..r«* ?l B'lli and when the House enters upon the committee stage, after the Christmas „ motion in favour of proportional as an Jn w'll» probably, be moved, either mittee nt 0r 48 aQ instruction to the com- f newly issued print of Mr Woodall's bill for extendmg the parliamentary franchise to rallv PJOV1S0 has been added which practi- beiiur M"U?i68 rnar"e.d women, the terms used wompn im'i Un^ contained in this act shall enable at such elecetionsTfcUre t0 reSistered or to vote nnmwTn" t0 n rfol,ution recently passed by the Ch h MrT1 K ^he Tower Hamlets Radical I.U Chamberlain says he entirely agrees with their conclusion that whenever a Liberal Government surrenders to the Tory party it will have justly forfeited the confidence of all true Liberals, but at the present time the idea of sur- render only exists in the imagination of the Tories and of a few rather impractical politicians, who are always in a hurry to find the Government in the wrong.
THE COLERIDGE LIBEL CASE. STATEMENT BY MR JUSTICE MANISTY. In the Queen's Bench Court on Monday morn- ing Mr Justice Manisty made an order to stay execution in the action of Adams v. Coleridge, in which judgment was pronounced on Saturday. His Lordship took the opportunity of saying that there seemed to be sun a general misunderstanding as to the course which he took on Saturday. It seemed to be thought an unusual, and, in some quarters, an improper course, but it had been taken before under similar circum- stances, and he took it in the interest of both parties, to save expense and bring litigation to an end as speedily as possible. If the Court of Appeal decided that he was wrong on the point of law raised, there would be no necessity for a new trial, and the plaintiff would be spared expense and delay. If either party was advaa- taged by the course taken on Saturday, it was the plaintiff.
HER LOVE. At the Derby police-court, a woman named Margaret Smedley, 82 years of age, was charged with drunkenness. Addressing the bench, the prisoner quoted, ,l These tattered robes my poverty bespeak. These hoary locks my leng- thened years proclaim." On being discharged on account of her years, prisoner addressed the presiding magistrate as my love," and hope;) it would be the last time she should have the honour of seeing him.
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THE TAFF VALE AND THE BUTE DOCKS. THE AMALGAMATION SCHEME. THE PRICE TO BE PAID LORD BUTE With reference to the proposed amalga.- mation of the Taff Vale Railway and the Bute Docks, we are in a position to state that the Bute Trustees, as landowners, are to receive royalties similar to those pay- able by the railway company to Lord Windsor in connection with the Penarth Dock, and the Marquis of Bute is to receive, in respect of t he capital expended upon the dock undertaking, 2750, 000 four per cent. prefer- ence stock, and £ 362,500 ordinary stock of the amalgamated company, who are also to pay the expenses of con- structing the new Roath Dock. We under- stand that the figures were settled between the parties after an examination of the accounts on either side by the auditors of the respective undertakings.
NIXON'S NAVIGATION COL- LIERIES. THE OUTPUT AGAIN ENTRUSTED TO THE RHYMNEY RAILWAY. It will be remrnbered that in Julie Iftit arrangements were made for the whole of the output of Nixon's Navigation Collieries to be carried to Cardiff by the Taff Vale Railway instead of by the Rhymney Railway line. We now learn that arrangements are completed for this .traffic to be again entrusted to the Rhymney Railway Company, who had for many years car- ried this important and extensive output. We understand the new arrangement comes into operation to-day. 0
ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER. PAST BIENNIAL STUDENTS. We are requested to state that the conditions upon which past biennial students of Lampeter can become" Licentiates in Divinity" are 8tb under consideration. Indeed, the new scheme as a whole is as yet only in outline, and some important details remain to be worked out. The complete plan will be made known before long.
A BUITINT, DIFFICULTY AT HAVERFORDWEST. SUNDAY FUNERALS. > An incident arising out of the Burials Act has just occurred at Haverfordwest, which has given rise to a considerable amount of comment and bitterness. The wife of Mr James Davies, rural postman, residing in the parish of St Mary, died a few days ago, and, as is the usual custom with the working classes, it was desired to hold the funeral on Sunday, so as to afford the friends and relatives an opportunity of attending. Written notice was given to the Rev. C. F. Harrison, Vicar of St Mary's, but on Friday the vicar wrote a letter to the husband of the deceased, sayinR The burial cannot take place m the cemetery of St Mary on the 23rd, as that day is Sunday, and such days are specially mentioned in the act as days on which Nonconformist funerals cannot take place m Church burial grounds." Mr W. Meyler Thomas, a well-known Wesleyan lay preacher, who had been asked by the friends of the de- ceased to officiate at the funeral, waited on the vicar on the Saturday evening to ask him to re- consiGer his determination, and the latter pro- mised to think over the matter. On Sunday the vicar wrote Mr Thomas a letter, in which he said that he could see no reason for changing his mind, and that the burial was to take place on the morrow (Monday) between the hours of ten and eleven o clock in the morning. Mr Meyler Thomas wrote Mr Harrison in reply that he was the first and only clergyman in the town who had objected to a Nonconformist burial on the Sunday since the passing of the act, and he could only attribute it to a bitter spirit of antagonism to Nonconformists. He called his attention to the fact that the hours of burial prescribed by the act were, from 1st April to 1st October, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and not (as stated by Mr Harrison) 10 to 11 a.m. In reply, Mr Harrison said he WrnJd iiot cummeut upon the contents of Mr Thomas's letter, £ 2 they were not worthy of notice, and only wished to inform him that he was aware of the time of burial fa* the time of year, but wished to draw his attention to the wofdo V; the act. adding ;—" From this you will see that it was my duty to fix an hour on the day follow- ing the one for which notice had been given. This I have done, t iz., between 10 and 11 on Monday." In reply, Mr Thomas informed Mr Harrison that he was violating the Burials Ac. with regard to the hour of burial, in not permitting it to take place at any other hour than between ten and eleven, and gave him notice that he should offi- ciate at the time named by him, but under pro- test. Mr George Davies, the brother of the bereaved husband, also saw Mr Harrison, and asked the latter to conduct the funeral on the Sunday, as he was anxious, the arrangements having been made, that the ceremony should not be deferred, and begged the vicar himself to per- form the service. The vicar, however, declined to do this, but told the applicant he was at liberty to ask any other clergyman to do so. He ulti- mately consented to send his curate at the time named for the funeral, viz., four o'clock, and sub- sequently a verbal message was received by the husband stating that the curate would attend to officiate at half-past three. As this was half an hour earlier than had been arranged, the friends were iu somewhat of a difficulty, and to add to their confusion two fur- ther verbal messages were received, one stat- ing that the funeral should not take place, and adother that it should. By this time the friends and relatives had begun to assemble when tidings were brought that a couple of youths had proceeded to the churchyard and placed a lock on the gate. From this it was con- cluded that it was intended to prevent the funeral, and it was therefore deferred until Mon- day morning, at the time named by the vicar, Mr W. Myles Thomas being the officiating minister. The affair has given rise to a great deal of com- ment, and it is generally considered that, even assuming that the vicar acted strictly within his legal rights, it would have been more becoming to have had more regard for the wishes and con- venience of the relatives of the deceased.
A FORTUN E-TELLEU AT SWANSEA. AMUSING EVIDENCE. Atthe SwaneeaPolioe-courtonMoudayan elderly woman named Eiiza Andrews, described as a for- tune-teller, was charged with following that mystic art at bwansea. Defendant: No, I never pretended to tell for- tunes. I read a book to them, Elizabeth ^Veb^ lady of about 50 years, said a ^ow, and lived at St. Thomas. 1"red at Hew son-street, Mount Pleasant. On iuesday ]Mt sua Wflnt there with anotlier woman. ghe knocked at the door, and they were to)th shown into the par- lour. Witness asked defendant to tell l^er foUnne, and she agreed to do *o. Then, by means of cards and a book, she proceeded to tell the fultUnu w^XYendant W^rd8» and h^ed them back to defendant. Wltness told her she was a WIDOW and she told her ofi sea7ar £ g man (Laughter ) bhe forgot what defendant read. She asked wha^t jw&s the charge, and she said she would leave it to them, and she irave a shilling for both/ t^l\fcer;> She also sent for a quart of heer, but defendant refused to take any of it. She said Mrs Carrol, who was there should ba married to farmer. (Laughter.) She, too, was a widow When the beer came she pointed out that it was 4-d beer instead of 6d beer. (Laughter.) She was not druuk. She did not go into the house to rest, but to have her fortune Varia Carroll, who also appeared in widow's woe,js, corr,)borated. The defendant; 8¡J she had burnt the books and the Cf.rds, and she promised the court that the offence should nvór, occur again. She was very sorry she did it, but her husband was blind. Mrs ebber told her that her husband had died from a cancer in the breast. Sue asked her (defendant) to read a book, Bile did, and with the cards she only did what she was told in the book. The w,,¡uell stopped an.liom- and drank the beer. As they were leaving, AL s Webber asked what, tbecharge WàS. She if.pJied, I (jon.t (jare charge you anything I les V. it to you." She (defeadant) was going to leave the .neighbourhood, and she knew tbe summonses against her were actuated by spite, and nothing olse. Ellen Andrews, the daughter of defendant, was called on the stipendiary H suggestion, but she could only givei evidence as to the purchase of beer. could only give evidence as to the purchase of beer. It was a little book caLed the "IWyal Fortune Teller," she read from. The bench convicted d«f< ndant, but before passing sentance, a**ed for particulars as to the conduct of defendant. A witness said she was a great nuisance, and that as many as thirty y"ulIg women had been seen going to her in a night. In fiuing. defendant 40s and costs, the stipendiary said Tileie two women go to you in their foolisime^, send for liquors, and want you to tell their fortunes. You proceed to play some tricks wuh cards, and to read from some foolish book, and so deceive them into thinking one was going to be married to a sea- faring man and the other to a farmer. If you take it on yourself to play tne^e fr«u mlent, roguish tricks you must take the consequences. You know per- fectly well you aw humougging them £ rom be_ ginning to end. You Know there is not a particle of truthjin what$ou a^y, aud you take money practically under raise pretences Defendant: I never said it was true. Defendant was then removed in custody behav- ing in a very violent manner.
--='- A DISMASTED SCHOONER AT SWANSEA. The master of the steamship Vigilant, which arrived at Swansea on Monday night, reported that he had picked up aud towed to t.hn Mnmhlnn lioads a dismasted schooner. The steam tug Foam was at once despatched to tow her into port, but she had n^t arrived when our message was despatched. From what we can learn she is of about 200 tous register, and in said to be of Glasgow build.
CARDIFF HIGI-1'EU-GHA D12 SCHOOL. A special meeting of the Cardiff School Board Wtis hell tit the iown-.ifill on there btein^ present Messrs Lewis Williams (chairman), T. Kees, llees Jones, the lievs. (j-, j^w Jones and O. J. Thompson, and Dr. ^^allace. The meeting was convened for the purpose of affixing the com- mon seal of the board, first to the receipt for £ 5,697, bemg th- t.rrd instalment avid res^iue of the loan of £ 14,697 pdvaneed by the Public Works Loan Board for purposes of the higher- grade school, and, second, to an order authorising the delivery of a certificate for the said sum of £ 3,697 to the treasurer of the hoard. A resolu- tion was passed, and the seal affixed accordingly*
HOUSE COAL DELEGATE MEETING AT NELSON. THE SOUTH WALES E.nGINEMEN AND THEIR GRIEVANCE. Our Pontypridd reporter writes on Monday:- A general meeting of South Wales and Mon- mouthshire house coal delegates was held at the Nelson Inn, Llancaich, to-day. Mr Lemuel Phillips, of the Rhondda, presided, the vice chair being occupied by Mr Thomas Rees, Skewen. Mr Isaac Evans, of Neath, discharged the duties of secretary. Thirty-six collieries were repre- sented. The number of men represented was 4,239. The report of the slidinar-scale accoun- tant's audit for the four months ended August 31st last was first considered. Mr John Morgan, Rhondda, gave the upshot in Welsh, and Mr John Jenkins, Treharris, in English, and Mr Isaac Evans supplemented their versions (the three gentlemen were the house coal sliding-scale representatives). The delegates expressed perfect satisfamion with the elucidation reudered. in —The nominations for sliding-scale representation were afterwards submitted. Messrs Jenkins, Evans, and Morgan were the on;y persons recom- mended for election, aud they were unanimously re-elected, and a very cordial vote of thanks was accorded them for their efficient past services.— Messrs Evans, Jenkins, and Morgan then com- municated to the meeting the nature of what had transpired at the recent interview with Sir William Harcourt, the Home Secretary, respecting the proposed innovation regarding the shot-firing in mines.—The Nelson delegates entertained very strong and decisive sentiments respecting the new rule, and they differed entirely from the opinions of Mr Wales, who, it is under- stood, is in effect the real and actual originator of the rule. This part of the delegate proceedings, like all the rest, was conducted in private, but the following resolution was adopted nem. con. at the close:— That we highly approve of the action of the S.»uth Wales deputat oa to the Home Secretary respecting the question of shot-firing, and disapprove strongly of the action of Mr Wales, the Government inspector, in trying to introduce the new shot-firing rule into the South Wales district. That the Home Seer tp.-ry be especially appealed to not to permit the final te^c to be made by Mr Wales until the representatives of the South Wales and Monmouthshire house and steam coal have an opportunity to be present to witness Lie experiments in the interes s o: mining communities. The existing sliding-scale conditions were dis- cussed, and material reforms suggested in the next sliding-scale arrangement. The propriety of seeking an alteration of the scale basis was affirmed. The sliding-scales for other districts have been compared with the South Wales scale, and it has been found that the latter is at a dis- advantage. Again, the delegates considered that the principle of arbitration should be more thoroughly carried out in disputes arising under the sliding-scale. Parties at variance have now the power in the sliding-scale committee of ap- pointing for adjustment a person to represent each side, but should these fail to agree upon a conclusion no more can be done. The delegates held that the committee should have the power of appointing an umpire, for this would be a guarantee against the further perpetuation of locks-out and strikes-" the curse of thecouutry," as one of their number unhesitatingly remarked. — The only other matter was to receive reports from delegates as to the actual form in which the 17i per cent. ad vonee had been paid them during the past two years, and to also ascer- tain the prices really paid in 1876. It was said that there were classes of men at the various collieries who bad not had the full advance of 17 —those who did day work, yardage, &e. The men who worked on the ton of coal had been paid in full. From 1876 to 1879 the nominal wage reductions in South Wales and Monmouthshire were only 15 per cent., but in some collieries the reductions as a matter of fact reached from 20 to 30 per cent., and even to 33. The delegates matured measures of redress. I am requested to call attention to the meeting of South Wales and Monmouthshire enginemen and stokers (colliery), delegates to be held at the coffee tavern, Aberdare, on Wednesday, the 3rd December. The proceedings will be momentous for the delegates will deliberate upon what had better be done, now that the employers have re- fused for the second time a reduction of hours to theenginemen, and an advance of w,Lges to the stokers. It is satisfactory to the workmen execu- tive to find that Swansea and Merthyr valley men have rallied with determination to the or- ganization defensive and reformatory which is being formed. The aggrieved bodies are going to have a "test" case, in all likelihood.
DELEGATE MEETING OF MINERS' REPRESENTATIVES AT ABERDARE. THE QUESTION OF SHOT-FIRING. On Monday a general delegate meeting of miners' representatives of the steam coal collieries of Monmouthshire and South Wales, was held at the Bute Arms Inn, Aberdare. Mr David Davis, Rhondda, presided, and there were 55 delegates present. The members of the pre*s were excluded. A hug discussion took place widi re ere ce to the proposed new rule with regard to shot-firing, and eventually the following resolution was unani- mously agreed to, viz That this iiieeti u, believe that the Home Secretary is mov&l in this inatter by au. honest desire to nroteot the lives of working man, but svlil we are convinced that the present rules are amply suflSce.it to give the Iary protection to life and iiaiis if v.gorousiy carried om. sui are of opinion thi.t if the proposed new rule is put into execution jt wiil be the means of closing a large mimoer of our collieries, and cf throwing thousands of workmen (Ttti of employment. We also regret to find that th'' m; nth inspectors have been examiniug a certain^olliery with the view of testina the point necessary to introduce the new rule without allowing the workmen an opporta- nity of being present, seeing that we are so despiy inte- rested in th,s matter. Further, we instruct the DIem. bers of the slidmg-scale committee to watch our inte- rests keenly in every move tnat ino-y be takn in the question of shot firing, and all new rules proposed to rejrnlate the same. The Old representatives of the workmen on the sliding-scale Coili-Llittee, Messrs W. Abraham, D. Morgan, P. Jones, and D. Edwards, with J. W. Jones as secretary, -Vrer(- nominated to serve for the ensuing year. Mr Ê. Jkynon, Merthyr, and Mr Newell Edgex, Rhondda, were appointed to audit the accounts of the sliding scale fund. A levy of 6d per man, and d per boy under 16 was ordered to be made in order to meet the future expenses of the aliding;acale committee.
BARROW IRON MARKET. BARROW, Monday.-The week's business in hematite pig iron shows an improvement which is likely to continue for some time, as there seems no likelihood of any abatement in the demand either on home or continental account. There is also some prospect of orders coming to hand from colonial and American consumers. Prices are firmer than they were, and mixed parcels of Bessemer iron are quoted from 45 to 4ba per ton nett at the work, while fClrKe and foundry samples are quoted at from 4-3s to 44s par ton. The out- put of the furnaces represents aoout two-thirds of the capabilities of production. Stocks are large, but not increasing. Iron ore—qu et sale at low values. Coal and coke dull. Shipping inactive.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. j>ROJf MONDAY'S MABK-LANB EXPRESS."] During the past week the weather has been cold, and the land, in all but tbe northern coun- ties, continues very dry. This peculiar feature of the season may prove to be an advantage to the wheat crop, or otherwise but at present its ap- pearances are promising, and its position, in its entirety, can scarcely be said to have had an equivalent precedent within l'ving memory. With regard to trade for native wheat, there has been a rather marked pressure to sell, and tnis has brought a quotable decline of a shilling per quarter in London, on Monday last, and values have been declining ever since. At a late hour on Monday last, the top price, nominal, of flour was reduced another two shillings. Fine native malt- in barleys are uow found to be so scarce that their values are advancing but they are so scarce that only an infinitesimal proportion of native growers can possibly reap the advantaate. On the other hand, the barleys which nearly every farmer has to sell are fully a shilling lower from the previous week. Tritdo for foreign waeai off the stands in London seems to be still gradu- ally sinking; but maize remains firm from scarcity.
EXTRAORDINARY ELOPE MENT OF DEAF MUTES. An extraordinary elopement c^se his occurred at Middlesbrough. In Meibourne-sireet, off Newport-road, in that town, resided a inid-lle- aged man named Thomas Pateivon, a level-hand "udd Ier at the works of Messrs Fox, Head, and Co., his wife Catherine, aged 42, and a child, 'ged seven, all deaf and dumb. A young mm named Briggs, aged 21, employed at the Lintborpe Art Pottery, lodged with them, and was also deaf and dumb. The hus- band for some time has baea iu delicate lie:t li, and latterly the wife has w<dked out with the lodger and shown him attentions which became the current topic amongst the neighbouis. The husband ou his return from work the other night found to his astonishment that the mute lovers had eloped, leaving the chilrl behind. The woman, it is stated, had informed a neighbour in writing that she wanted a younger man than her husband. She had other two children, now grown up, who are also deaf and dumb.
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sill STAFFORD NORTHCOTE ON THE POLITfCAL SITUATION. Sir S. N, rtilcote, who presided on Ion,1..v night at a dinner given by the members of the Beaconsfield Club to Sir John Macdonald, prior to his departure for Canada, in responding to the toast of The Conservative Cause," said that whatever might come of the question now before Parliament, whether a good or a bad settlement was made of the question of redistribution, it was manifi-st that the House of Lords had ahvanced and gained a position in the eyes of the country which was of inestimable value to the Constitu- tion. The Government had made themselves responsible for very large and important pro- posals, ani it had b -eii the dtily of the Conserva- tive leaders r.o come forward and endeavcur 10 dehne the position of the Conservative party with respect to those proposals. They could not expect that a great settlement of the kind now in progress could be accomplished without considerable changes in the representation of the people, and there was no donbt whatever that in the measure which was now in preparation a great many people would loü startled at its propo- sals. No settWn<mt could be eternal, but when alterations in the lej^resentation of the people were made they ought to be settled on as broad a basis as possible, so as to give uttie occasion for re-opening the question.
PENARTH. OFFENCES ON TH RAILWAY. —At the police- court oil Monday—before Messrs J. S. Corbett, J. Ware, G. Fisher, and F. W. G. Gore—Corne- lieusDacey, clerk, Penarth, was summoned for travelling on the Penarth llaUw ay section of the Taff Vale Railway with a ticket not available for the day upoo which be travelled. It appeared that the defendant arrived at Penarth Dock station on the 18th inst, with a ticket dated the 5th. and that this was his second offence.— Defendant denied that this was a secdnd o,mce and said that be did not know that he was infringing the company's bye-laws. He was fined 5s and the expenses.— David Bowen was summoned for travelling in a carriage suprr:or to that for which he had taken a ticket. A booking clerk said that the defen- dant arrived at Penarth D >ck at 6.4-0 on the 13th inst., in a second-class carriage, although he had only a third-class ticket. Defendant said he jomped into the carriage on the tr.ia starting at Cardiff, and did not notice what class the carriage was. He would have paid the 2d extra, but be had not any money. An official of tne company stated that this practice was on the increase. Defendant was tinec1 Is, and ordered to pay the expenses (IDs). with the alternative of seven days. GAME TRESPASS.—William Matthews, a young man, was charged with trespassing in search of game upon land at Leckwlth, in the occupation of Mr Coslett. Richard Hyman, gamekeeper in the service of Lord Bute, said that on the 9¡;h inst., ha found two wires set in a. hedge upon ground occupied by Mr Coslett. At about half past nine witness saw the defendant visit the wire and take a rabbit out, which he threw across a brook. Witness and a constable then accosted the defendant, and searched him, but he had nothin? upon him. The bench inflicted a fine of £2 and costs, with the alterna- tive of a month.
LLANDAFF. STEALING INDIAN CORN.—At the police-court, on Monday—before Messrs C. Thompson and J. Wat- son—Thomas Crane, for stealing a quantity of Indian corn, the property of Mr Solomon Andrews, on the 18th inst., was sent to prison for one month, with hard labour.
ST. NICHOLAS. THE LIVIXG OF ST NICHOLAS.—The living of St. Nicholas has been offered to &nd accepted by the Rev. M. Whiteside, M.A., of Whitehaven. The rev. gentie^an iniucted on Monday by the Rev. M. Williams, of Peterstone.
NEWPOHT. INFIRMARY AND L'ISPKN.-AIIY. — Number of patients who attended at the dispensary during the week ending Nov. 22, 561; m.mher of visits paid to patients at their own homes, 122 number of patients in infirmary, 2a,-PI,y..ieian for the week, Dr. Davies Surgeon, Mr Marsh House snrgoon, Mr J. Rowland Pavne. Southern dis- trict—Number of natients, 14-8 number of visits pa'd to patients, 333. Mr R. Cooke, M.R.C.S., Visiting surgeou. NEWPORT SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. —A con- ference of teachers and others interested in Sunday School work was held in Victoria-road Congregational Church on Monday afternoon. In the absence from bereavement of the president of the union (Mr E. Da vis), the Rev. Idrisyn Jones presided, and was supported by the ministers and i-upetintendente of the different churches belonging to the union, and also by Mr E. Tozer's deputa- tion from the London Sunday School Union. About 100 teachers were present. Mr G. H. Llewv Uyn read a pap-.«on The Adwnt tges of a Local Unicn, and how best to utilise them,' in the course of which he said there was a link missing between the Church and the Sun- da y-school, and that not sufficient importance was attached to the annual meetings of the union. He pointed out tnat it was necessary to educate and assist workers in the principles doud art of teach- ing, and also in Biblical and such theological sub- jects as might without controversy be agreed upon and to promote the circulation of healthy literature amongst both teachers and scholars. In the same that the school board promoted the education of the rising generation in the secular sense, it was the oroviuce of the union to educate the Sunday-school scholars in the highest and best principles of life. Mr Henry Taylor also read a paper on How our Senior Scholars are to be retained," in which he advocated more earnestness on the part of the isacher, and more genuine and constant interest by the teacher in the scholars by visiting them at their own homes, occasionally inviting to his or her residence, and by showing an interest in them not only on Sunday, but in their doings and recreations during the remainder of the week.—After discussion on the papers, a public tea was held and in the evening Mr Edwivrd Towers, from the London Sunday school Union, delivered an address, as also did the Revs. E. W. Skinner and M. Rees, B.A. ACCIDK.VT WITH FIREARMS.—On Monday after- noon an uuusutu accident befel Mis Webber, landlady of the Brewery Arm-, Llanarth-street. A carpenter from the ciicus near went to the house and asked for the loan of a pistol. A re- volver had been left by a seaman some twelve- months before, and this the landlady procured aud harideu to him. A, he was examiu ug it be pulled the trigger, and a loaded chamber ex- plode 1. The lanu.ady was standing behind the carpenter, but the bullet rebounded from the wall opposite and stiuck her in the thigh, a I wound from which blond flowed lret-Jy. Mr Scott, surgeon, WAS sent for. Tiie c-vrpeni-er gave himself up to the police. medical examina- tion, however, showed that the would was not serious, and the man was not detained in custody. A PLASTERER'S SATURDAY NJGHT, At the borontfhpe>lice-court,on Monday, l.tforethe Mayor (Aloerman Lyue) and Mr J. Mo>es, magistrates —Thomas Davies, plasterer, AberilIry, was charged wiijh ass iuH ng b" wife. 1-1 1 Saturday night the prisoner, who is separated from his wife, c-iuie uwivi. Lorn A bert'IUry for the pur- p <36 of a walk round and a visit to We vii% JU went to her houseabout 11 o'clock in a drunken stat* threw half-a-crown on the table, and ccmmencoC' a row. The wife said that prisoner chucked her head through the window," but how thifi ex- traordinary feat was managed was not very clear. The wife, contrary to wives iu general who appear in the witness-box, was persistent in her demand for a separation order, and it ap- peared that she was justified in her request, for the police record showed that the prisoner had been bound over three times to keep the peace towards her. The Mayor fined prisoner lO 6"1 or 14 days' imprisonment, but ignored the wife's re- quest. The wife What am I to do to make mm keep away from me ? A PURLOINING CHIMNEY SWEEP. — Edward Bush, chimney-sweep, lately in the employ of a Charles-street firm of sweeps, was charged before the same magistrates with stealing a pair of shoes, the property of John Jones, 18, Lewis-street. Prisoner was also charred with embezz.mgtwosumt of 10s and 6s. On Saturday morning prisoner was directed to go to Mr Jones's houst to sweep the chimneys, and seeing the pair of shoes in one of the rooms, smuggled them from the house in the inevitable sooty bag. The embezzlement was achieved by demanding payment twice over from his employers' customers, a clerk in the ser- vice of Mr H. J. Parnall being one of the dupes— The bench remanded prisoner for the attendance of a material witness. A VERY PAINFUL CASE.—Ellen Jenkins, who appeared in court with a three months' old baby in her arms, was charged before the same magis- trates with stealing a watch and chain, the pro- perty of Wm. O'Reilly, iron dealer. Hereford. place. According to the woman's account she went to the prosecutor's house to ask him to contribute something towards the maintenance of the of which she alleged he was the father. She formerly lived in his service. TIe caught her by the wrists, and in turning her out of the house her fingers beame en tangled in the chain. As soon a< she found what she had become possessed of she threw the watch over the nearest garden wall. Prosecutor denied that the defendant said any- thing aoout the baby, and added that she had been to his house before creating a disturbance. 1 he Mayor She says the child is yours.—Defend- ant It is his child. I went to ask him whether he would do anything for it. I threw the watch into a garden. (To prosecutor): Bad old villain that you are; very likely you took the watch and chain.—P.C. Browning said he could not find the property; and Supt. Sinclair said it could not be traced.—Defendant pleaded not guilty, and said that the taking of the watch was an accident.—The Mayor said the case was a painful one, and dismissed it. RURAL RETREAT FOR SAILORS.—Carl Pctersea charged with deserting from the German barque Michael, lying in the Old Dock. About 2 o'clock a.m. on Saturday P.O. SroiVii. on duty in Clarence-place, saw the two prisoner ?.r?lk;2 in the direction of Caerleon. They had well-filled sailor-bagg over their shoulders, and the olficei's suspicion* at once became aroused. He swppej: and inter- rogated them, and eventually took to the police-office.—Dock-officer Morgan, In reply to the magistrates' clerk, said there were or had been resorts at Caerleon for runaway sailors. The Board of Trade officers had been out there looking after them. It was found that the sailors frcqumted a public- house, but that they were secreted in privats houses by boarding-house masters. The Magistrates' Clerk: You must keep a sharp look-oni on these rural retreats for sailors.—Dock-officer Morgan We have found them out, and they are being smashed up."—The captain of the vessel gave evidence as to the prisoners' desertion, and the magistrates ordered them to be conveyed back to the ship. FRACTURING A MAN'S LEG. — James Welsh, labourer at the Alexandra Dock, was charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Patrick Lanning. Shortly after half past eight o'clock on Saturday evening, the landlord of the Olive Branch public house. Commercial road, became aware o the hurried entrance of the two men-Lanning first and Welsh following. The two began scuffling, and then fell, Lanning undermost. The lan ilord then commenced an active interference. He got prisoner away from the other man, and turned him out, but on handling prosecutor he found that he was very much hurt, and kept him uutii the appearance of P.S. Brooks. It was then found that prosecutcr's right leg was broken, as the house surgeon of the infirmary certified, fractured in two places. The prisoner, who was promptly apprehended, told the ser- geant that prosecutor got the injury in falling down, and that he never touched him; but prosecutor replied, "Yes, you did you kicked me."—frisoner told the magistrates that he and the prosecutor were skylarking, and this the landlord corroborated.—The Mayor At all events, in what you call skylarking," the man's leg was broken.—The prisoner was re- manded for a week, and on his application bail was allowed. NEWPORT ANP COUNTY HORTICULTURAL SOCIBTT. —A grand exhibition of Chr saiuhemums will take place in the Albert-hall, on Thursday next. Nov. 27th, 1834. Admi-i-i-m—1 o;) p.m.. 2s 6d 3 to o p m. Is 6 to 10 p.m., bd, A grand band in attendance. 71968
MACHEN. CONCERT.—Oa Saturday evening a very success- ful concert of vocal and ihstruipental music was given at the Baptist Chapel, kindly lent for the occaRion, by the Machen Choral Union, assisted by Caradog on the violin, and MiBs Cosslett (Llinos Elian), soprano Miss E. J. Morrw (Blodwen Fifili), contralto. The choir sang Gloria in Excelsis" (Mozart) and Hallelujah (Handel) in a manner that reflected great credit on Gwilym Lon, their leader. The Homestead was agreeably rang by the Misses Cosslett and Morris. Special mention should be made of Mias Morris's singing He was despised and Flee, as a bird. Miss Cosslett gave an excellent rendering of "Beloved again" and "Sunshine and Rain." The performance by the others were were creditable. Miss Robert. presided at the piano, and Mr W. G. Heard ably filled the chair.
TREHARRIS. On Saturday an inquest was held at the Navi- gation Hotel on the body of John Wallace, 15 years of age, who was killed by the capsizing of a cart between Merthyr Vale and Quaker's Yard Junction. Deceased was employed at the Nixon Merthyr Yale Colliery, and when returning from his work gave assistance to an haulier to get the wheels of his cart free, which had sank in a rat. Whilst in the act of doing so another cart cam* in contact with it and capsized, resulting in the death of the unfortunate man. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned, some of the jury expressing their opinion that a rider should go with their verdict to call the attention of the County Roads Board to the dangerous nature of the place where tLe accident occurred.
SWANSEA. THEFT OF BRACP.8.-At the Swansea police- court on Monday, before Messrs J. Coke Fowler, T. Cook Davies, T. Wall, and J. Buse, Thoma* Haywood was charged on remand with stealinf Haywood was charged on remand with stealinf several pairs of braces from the shop of Mr John Pricf, of High-street. There so-smed to be some difficulty in identifying the prisoner, but ulti- mately the. prisoner said he would have to plead guilty, as he was too drunk to know what he w. doing. He was imprisoned for a month. THE PEOPLE'S PHOTOGRAPHER, J. Harrison Goldie, Temple-street Studio. See windows for specfc mens. Instantanaous process for children. fcS.Oo MR CHAPMAN'S FAME tor producing the Reet Photographs in the Principality is still deservedly »s the increase. Some lovely paintings, ins own work at view at the Stadic, 235, High-stree. 1196 45701
MERTHYR. POULTRY AND FIGEOS SHOW (ALSO FOX Tan RIERS). Market Merthyr. December 10tl and llth. Poultry: r-O c) asses. Pigeons: i3 classes. ED tries close December bt. For schedules and entry forms apply to Ban Thomas, Merthyr. 71
COMIC OPEHA AT THE CARDIFF THEATRE. It cannot be denied that" Lea Cloches df Corneville is one of the most successful comi< operas eier written. Played without cessation since its production half a dozen years ago, it has lost none of its popularity, and tbe reception accorded to it on Monday at the Cardiff Theatre Royal could hardly have been more cordial. Few piece!! of the kind can b ^ast of music so uniformly tunefnl,of a ston" 80 thoroughly iuteresLillg",or of humo'ir 80 consistently clever. In it are combined all the elements of success—pleasing melodies, well- drawn characters, bright dialogue, sustained interest, and at least one singularly powerful situa- tion. The fact. that the opera presents such marked contrasts in addition to its general excellence, is unquestionably the reason of the phenomenal success with which it has been atrended. To the admirable performance of the company at present at the Theatre Royal, no less than to the intrinsic merits of the piece itself, much of the approbtt- tion expressed by an unusually appreciative audience was certainlyl,due. Few more excellent combinations are at present on tour in the pro- vinces, for it includes amongst its members many whose names are well kuown in the musical and dramatic world. Mr Sbid Barry still repeats his wonderfully realistic impersona- tion of Gaspard, the miser, a part which he played over a thousand times in London, and with which he long ago became thoroughly identi- fied. It is, indeed, a creation as well carried out as it was well c,JDc8iven,and the acting, admirable throughout, rises in the Hal) o. the Crusaders to a height of intensity not ufLeu attained even by the most noted artists on the stage. Mr William Hogarth, with his imposing appearance and robust voice, makes an excellent Marquis, whilst Mr Hilton St. Just plays easily and naturally as Grevicheu, and sings the airs allotted to the pa.rt in a manner disp'.iying to the, greatest advantage his beautiful and cultivated vmce. Mdlle. Marie Dorval, regarded both a« an actress and a vocalist, is as good a representative of Germaine à" could be d eg-red, aud is3 Marion Karie is characteristi- cally vivacious as f:ie:'fKJlttt, Mr L. Si. Al)." and Mr Fowler Thatcher itS the Ba"i'! and his clerk are efficient, and the t-horus i large and well chosen. It would be difficult to obtain or indeed imagine a more artistic all-round performance than that of Pla.nqnet.t-'s masterpiece as repre- sented by the company organised by MceKt Barry aud Hogarth,
THE STAFFORDSHIRE IRON- WORK BRS. On Monday there were mass meetings of the South Staffordshire iron-workers in several parts of the district. At Bilston an important speech on the position of the wages question was delivered by Mr Capper, operative secretary to the arbi- tration board. At tue close it wits resolved to leave the masters' claim for a reduction in the hands of the board. At Brierley 14ill a meeting resolved to organise a general combination of iron- workers to stem the continued wages reductions. The West Bromwich ironworkers met, and after an address favouring the Employers' Liability Corporation, resolved to support it.
4- FOOTBAhhT THE LAMPETER AND LLANELLY TEAMS TO THE KDITOR. SrR,—In glancing over the reiJOrts of the various footb 11 matches played on Saturday last, I was rather amused at seeing it stated therein that Lampeter had already lowered tiie colours of the Llaneliy football team. I should be gird to know when and where they were fortunate enough in doing so, for, in iusfcinc.U.iou of the Llaneliy team, I believe I am right in ri-- that they have not so far this year p;ayud in full strength with their cup team. I wonder h >v many of the lt XV. comprised the team which Lampeter fought against when they succeeded in lowering the LiaDelly colours !—I am, Ac., A SWANSEAITE.
AMONG THE BOOKS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM. The reading-room in the British Museum, like so many other great institutions, began in a very small way. It was an afterthought of the trustees before the museum was opened for the purposes of inspection and study in 1758, to order that the corner room ill the basement story be appro- priated for the reading-room, and that a proper wainscot-table, covered with green baize in the same manner as those in libraries, be prepared for the same, with 20 chairs of the same kind as those already provided for the several departments of the house." The first keeper of the reading- room was Dr. Peter Templeman, the translator of ".N'orden's Travels in Egypt." The 20 chairs sufficed for the demand. This embryo reading- room contained from 50 to 60 books of reference, and only two volumes of prints and drawings were allowed in one day. Books and manuscripts bad to be applied for the day before they were required. For the first 20 years no ladies were admitted, and Mrs Mac*uiay, the historian, was I the only lady-reader for 10 years. For 50 years the attendance of readers continued small. The first impetus to an increase was the French Revolution, when refugees of note found a solace to their ennui in the limited capacities of the reading-room library. THE SECOND READING-ROOM. In 1833 the second reading-room was opened. This was constructed to hold one hundred and twenty readers, but frecpient-ly two hundred crow ee l in. The atmosphere of the p'ace was stifling, producing what was called "Museum megrims." Auiograph collectors would have found a splendid field in the old tickets, many sackfuls of which were once carried away as waste p.iuer containing the signatures of Wordsworth, Southey) Scott, Lamb, Coleridge, Campbell, Moore, Wash- ington Irving, Rogers, Sydney Smith, liallam, Thackeray, and Dickens. The reading-room and its superintendent t last became clamorous for more books, and so, according to Mr Panizz's sciu-me, the present magnificent cir- cllar cbamber was erected and opened to readers on May 18, 1857. In its diameter the dome of the reading-room exceeds ail others with the excep- tion of the Pantheon of Rome, which is 2ft. wider. The diameter is 140 ieet, and height 106 feet. The reading-room has accommodation for 320 readers, who are ranged at tables radiating fr..m the centre, and each is supplied with pens, ink, and blotting-pad. Nearly 20,000 works of research are at the command of readers, without the formality of a. ticket. The present super- intendent, who is also one of the four assistant- keepers of the printed books in the library, is Mr Richard Garnett, LL. D., son of the late Rev. Richar 1 Garnett, who from 1838 to 1850 was assistant-librarian to the museuui. It is no exaggeration to say that the benefit derived by the readers from Mr Garnett's scholarship and vast memory is as wide as the range of suojects they themselves represent. SOME DISTINGUISHED READERS. As a rule," said Mr Garnett, in the course of a conversation the other day, the chiefs of litera- ture do not now often come here. Great men of letters employ persons to make researches for them. The falling otf of distinguished readers began in 1830, the controlling iufluenoe being, I the great increase of libraries and clubs, all of whlc}rposses.rworrcs oi reference j and also the migration to the western or south-Western distiicts. Forty years ago the squares in our neighbourhood were fashionable quarters of resi- dence, and Gower and other streets boasted many dwellers of world-wide fame. At- I the time of the late Lord Lytton's death it was stated that he had the privilege of a room to himself, where were a desk and papers ready for his use. If this was the case, I never heard of it," Mr Garnett replied. Lord Macaulay had, but then he was a trustee. The present Lord Lvttonhas been here frequently while writing what has appeared of his father's life. Shakespeare has devoted disciples here, and Miss Mary Anderson came here to study the character of Lady Macbeth. This autumn she again favoured us, for the purpose of studying Veronese life of the time of Romeo and Juliet; but actresses come chiefly to use the costume books. Foreigners are weli represented. Eminent German professors come in tiieir vacation time to study old English literature. The American citizen favours us with occasional visits to look up his genealogy generally, that he may with the instincts of race identify himself more closely with the mother country.- OCCASIONAL VISITORS. Outside causes often swell our numbers. The prize mania in the weekly papers, for instance- double acrostics principally. A yonng lady's weekly' offered a prize for competition which for some weeks kept our biographical shelves busy." Mr Garnett was desirous, however, that it should be knowii that the proportion of frivolous books called for was not more than 10 per cent. I remember," be said, being on one occasion much impressed by the noble bearing of a vene- rable clergyman wno came to me for assistance in obtaining a book he required. I was sure he would ask for some learned book of divinity, and was not a little surprised when he named Craw- ley's Billiards, RECENT IMPROVEMENTS. The number of readers has sensibly increased since 1875, when I entered on office. The average was then 350 an averdge sustained pretty equally from 1863 to 1876, since which time it has r.sen to 500, No, the Education Act is not the immediate cause of this increase. One of the chief incentives have been the bibliographies on special subject distri- buted on stauds conveniently placed. This boon to the reader was the idea of Mr Bond, the chief librarian. Another cause is the accession of some important compilations, suppling classified guides to important descriptions of literature. The ^leotric iight, the inruduction of which is due also to ilr Bond, is another cause. So, too, is the keep1 of the room open until eight o'clock dur- ing oertcibmonthe of the year. The library itself is not lightedonly the reading-room. When the day fails no b >ofc» can be obtained by ticket. All the reader has at his command are these contained in the base of the room. I am happyf however, to be able to tell you that a catalogue is being prepared of all the works of reference contained on the ground-floor and lower galleries which run round the room, and thee, having the benefit of the eiectric light, will be accessible in the eV6uing also, thus laying open to readers nearly 50,000 books of reference. This catalogue will, of course, greatly f acilitate research." THE PliQGRKriS OF THE CATALOGUE. You would like to hear something of the progress of the converting of the manuscript cata- logue into print. Whea I entered on my office here, I saw that in consequence of the incorpora- tion ot general and supplementary catalogues, and the accumulation of entries, there was a c alUty of there being, sooner or later, 9,000 vo.-uin,.s of manuscript catalogues—three times as many as the reading-room could contain or the public con veniently consult. Pr.nt was the omy remedy for this coming block. To have com- pleted this ch:inee at once would have cost the Treasury ;Cioo,ooo. They however granted an annual allowance of a limited amount. The most bulky volumes are selected for printing, so obviating the perpetual rebindingand relay- in?. Supposing that each volume will take 9,000 titles, then, as the reading-room will accommo- date 2,000 volumes of the catalogue without; en- croachment on the reference library, sufficient upace will have been provided for eighteen mil- lions of titles, or for three centuries' accummula- tious at the present rate of increase. A f>jw years ago we were at an utter loss how to ac- commodate more than three million titles. Unless, however, we are to work chiefly for pos- terity our McJe of operations must oe greatly increase at the present rate of progress the catalogue cannot be completed before the end of the present century. Owing to the facility of prin- ting, about fifteen volumes a year are produced. We have now completed al out seventy-four volumes, which include the contents of three hundred manuscript volumes. These have cost on an average EIOO each volume. Now our ar- rangements will reduce the cost nearly a sixth. The fifty volumes already printed contain about two hundred and fifty thousand titles. There aie also, I may mention, speciaJ catalogues for maps, music, and Oriental mannacr pta. The two foiuis are being printed. Of music there are four hundred manuscript volumes, of which nearly forty are already in print."
ELECTION INTELLIGENCE. DowiVPATHiCK. The ftt)mination for County Down was helti on Monday. Arthur Shar- rn'ft Crawford, Libora1. was nominated by Roop.rt Grimshaw Dunvilie, wine mer- chant, Belfast, and John Shaw Browne linen mat chant, Belfast. Richard William Blackwood Ker (Corservative) was nominated by Colonel William Brownlow Fords, Seaforde, and George Brush, Gill Hall. The polling is fixed for Thurs- day. SCAKBOKOUG#.— The nomination took place on Monday. Hir George Sitweli, Bart. (C), was iiominat d by Col. John Robinson and T. P. Hurt; and Mr Ca:n, (L, w:S nominated by A. II. Dariey and R. Kowntree. Each party had six 1I,¡milJation pap rs. GREB.S'WICH.—A meeting was held at Green- wich oil Monday night in support of Messrs Verutiy and Lalm shun G[¡n¡,oe, the Liberal candi- dates for the Vrou -h. The following letter WMS read from Mr Briebt" YnUr acceptance of Mr li-almoshun Ghose as one of yvur candidates for the next election is an ait of soaie significance. It speaks wed for tne freedom of your constituency I mean freedom u-om prejudice and narrowness audit ex oi bits a sympathy for the Indian jis.ip e v hich tiiey w ill understand and value, ine eie.vion may not come as soon as some have expected, but w.i^n it does come I hope the electors or your borough wiil be able to return your two candidates by a good majority. If you succeed, your coiuust will be one of no small iiit5,* toric importance."
HUMAN TIC ELOPEMENT FROM DUBLIN. A romintic e'opement from Dublin has become k: wn through the poli L,,eiiig iti t-) C" trace the whereiyjouts of a well-known young lady who escaped from bar mother's h uise from the bedroom window one night last taking whh her jewellery art' clothes, and was married next day to a gentleman. The parents had con- sented to tile ClillitgetreDt, but finding that they hari be- n deceived as to the gentleman's means "rod expectations, broke off the match, And went so far as to confine the you-ig lady in her btd- room, from which she e-eaped as described.
DR. DV, JONGH'S LIGKT-BROWN Con LIVER OH..—IN CONSUMPTION ASH WASTING DISKASKS ITS EFFICACY IS UWKQL'ALLKD.-Dr. Lfttrdwicke, Medical Officer of Health, P .d!iin\.Vl1, writes :—" Lu the class of tubercular discuses, including consumption, so pre- valent in our £ raat centres O. llovnlation, the use of Dr de Jonah's Co,1 Liwr Oil is attended with manifold advantages and I know of no therapeutic asent. which, in connection with judicious sanitary measure* is be iter calcu lated to stay toe ravages of these great con- suming piayues of the liritosh Island-?.' Sold ouly in, capsuled Imperial Half Pints, 2s 6d; Pint*. Sd; (Quarts, 1 9a, by all chemkU. Soie Consijmee&, Uaita., ilaro »Bd Co., 210, High Holbora, London. —
CARDIFF. INQUEST.—At the Koath police-station, on Monday evening, Mr E. B. Ileeee held an in- quiiy into the circumstances attending the death of Lydia Daisy Flower, aged 11 months, who died suddenly on Sunday. From the evidence of the mother, it appeared that the child was put to bed at mid-day. About four p.m. she went into the bedroom the child was then sleeping, and seemingly all .right. At 5 30 she airain visited the child, and taking it up to give it the breast, she hfarn a rattling noise proceeding from its throat. Dr. Jones was immediately sent for, but on his arrival shortly after, the child was dead. Verdict, Death from natural causes." FIRE. — About eleven o'clock on Monday morning a fire broke out in the dwelling-house of Mr Parry, Bromsgrove-street, Grangetown. Some Ciothes were hanging before the fire grate in the kitchen, and during the temporary absence of Mrs Parry thee became ignited. Much damage was occasioned to the iuriiiture of the room, but the fl'Tnes were prevented from (spreading by P.S. Murley, who was soon on the spot with a hose and reel. SEV £ A:MIOAD BOARD SCHOOL. — The annual concert and scholars' performance will take place to-morrow (Wednesday) evening, in the Public- hail, Queen-street, which has been taken in conse- quence of the great success of the school at their last entertainment, when the concert had to be repeated. The principal selection will be the Rose Queen," a cantata given with full charac- ters and costumes. PROPERTY SALE.—Mr W. F. Gillett sold by auction, on Monday, at the Great-Western Hotel, a number of houses in Wo'.>dvilIe-road, Cathays, each containing four bedrooms, lavatory and bath- room, drawing and dining roum-, kitchen, scullery, and other domestic offices, with enclosed garden at both back and front. Nos. 33 and 40, held on lea-e for 98 years, at a total annual ground rent of £36,7J, were purchased for J0550 by Mr Solo- mon 62, 6, and 66, held for a similar term at an__annu.il ground rent of £ 12 7s Id, were sold for £ 925 to Mr^GeLrge Bull, 53, St. Mary-snreet. Mr H. Kite, of Xaunton, was the solicitor 111 the mitttor. THE CIRCUS.—The bill of fare provided at the circus this week is a attractive one, and no doubt the audiences will be even larger than those of previous nights. There was a capital house" on Monday, and the frequmt and hearty applause testified to the success of the artistes in their endeavours. to please. The programme includes Sig. G. PeyranJ, ulid Mdlle. Louise Peyrani, the former of whom manages a wonderful troupe of performing greyhounds, after the exhibition of which on Monday the signor received an encore. Mdlle. Peyrani shows her power over apparently unmanageable horses. The lovers of marvellous feats have their taste gratifieddiy fTie per- formances of a modern Hercules named Testo, who is a perfect Samson in strength, whilst Mdlle. Onra proves an able exponent ot mid-air teats. One of the most noticeable features of this lady's per- formance is a descent from the roof to the floor while suspended by the hair of the head. The equestrian business is above the average, and there are some very witty and amusing clowns as usual. SMUGGLING.—At the police-court, on Monday, before Mr li. O. Jones, James Cummins, the master of the barque Oriental, from Water ford, was charged with smuggling 7glbs of tobacco and cigars, the single value of which was J33 Is 7d. He did not appear, and as he bad deposited jE9 5s as surety for his appearance, the bail money W PTClsred to be forfeited. OLD OFFKN'DER.—"Mary Ann Jones, a woman 22 years of age, was sent to prison for one month for behaving in a disorderly manner in Bute-street on the 22nd inst. She had been 12 times previously convicted for disorderly conduct. SUNDAT-DRINKI>"G.—James Lennox, a lad, 16 years of age, was charged with being drunk in George-street, Cathays, on Sunday. The con- stable met him in the street on Sun- day afternoon, in an almost senseless state. On being asked where be obtained the drink, he said that a friend took him to a club" at Cathays, and they remained thereuntil he was drunk. The bench fined the defendant 20s and costs as a means of checking the evil. FALSE PRETENCES.—Henry Ashman, a respect- ably drtJssed young man, was charged on a remand with obtaining a brush from Mr Charles Pudge, Custom House-street, Cardiff, by false pretences, on the 28th August last. Defendant on that day I went to complainant's shop and said that he wanted a sboebrush for a Mr Pring, and would call and pay for it on the following day. Mr Pring had an account at the .hop. and the brush was on that ground supplied to him. Mr Pring was called, and said that the defendant was his clerk. He never authorised the defendant to obtain the brnsh, and he never received it. A few days afterwards defendant left his employ, and was apprehended at Bath. Since then some irregularities had been discovered in his accounts. Defendant denied that he obtained the brush for Mr Pring, but said that he bought it on his own account, and intended to pay for it. Mr Ensor appeared for the defendant, and applied for the case be dealt with summarily, but the bench committed him for trial at the quarter sessions. ASSAULTING A LANDLADY. — Henry Day, Penarth road, was charged with assaulting, on the 14th inst., Ann Hayden the land- lady of the King's Arms, Bute-street, Mr Rees appeared for the defendant. According to the complainant the defendant came to the King's Arms and called for some beêr. This supplied, when some con- versation ensued between defendant and his friends which annoyed the complainant. She told him to leave the house, when the defendant entered the bar, put her head in chancery, struck her, and then attempted to duck her head in some water, at the sa.me time making use of remarks not very complimentary to the plaintiff. The defendant's witnesses swore that the plaintiff threw a pint of porter over him, and then when he left she threw a quart of dirty water over him. He then returned and poured a pint of water down the back of her neck, asking her how she liked it." The bench said that but for the evidence for the defence the defendant would have been sent to prison as it was lie would have to pay 4-0s and costs, or go to prison for one month. A NKW ENTERPBKHS TOB CABDIFP.—William Frank. Confectioner, Ac., Stuart Hall, Hayes Bridge, Cardiff, begs to in/orm his friends and the public that he has Opened the Snop No.3, Queen-street, whh the largest and hest con ignment of Briiisb and Fureign Confectionery and Fancy Goods for the Christmas s'eaayn. An early call will oblige. 7201b ARA&E OPPORTUNITY.—J. B. Thomasson & Co., No. 28, St. Mary-street, are DúW offenng a quantity of cheap job lots during; itteic clea.nce le. 7176} A HOUSEHOLD WORD.—Harri s's Oil Portraits —Agent for Cardiff Wiu. \Yilliams. 13,.Moixa-sU 538j7
ABERCARN. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A man named John Row- son, on Sunday night, was killed here. Deceased, who worked at the Celynen Colliery, went as usual, about 11 o'clock, to his work, and it is supposed that whilst lighting his pi; e near the edere of a bridge, he overbalanced himself and fell on the tramway beneath, a distance of about 20 feet. To all appearance death must have been instantaneous. Deceased, win was about 45 years of age, leaves a widow and eight children.
CHEPSTOW. BRCTAL ASSAULT BY A POACHER.— At the Chepstow police court, on Monday — before Mr R. P. Jenkins — three notorious poachers, named Thomas Brown, Matthew Field, and George Currant, were chaiged with unlaw- fully and maliciously brutally assault- ing and beating one Elisha" Reece, at Penterry, Tintern, on Sunday, the 16th instant. According to the evidence of a little sou of Reece's. who was with bis father at the time, it appeared that he and his father had been to see a cow which was bad-Reece being COWùian te Mr Henry Clay, Piercefield Park. They v.re reo turnin with a lighted lantern, but on m" king an attempt to go through a gateway they found themselves entangled in a net, and were at onoe pounced upon by three men, one of whom knocked his father down and kicked him. Another did the same for him, but be did not sea the third do anything. The three prisoners were apprehended and at once recog- nised by the boy, who swore positively that Brown assaulted his father, aud that Field assaul- ted him.—P.S. Lewis gave evidence as to Reoo being unable to leave his bed, and the prisoners, who were defended by Mr Parker, solicitor, Newport, were remanded for a week, bail osing refused.
ALERDARE. FOR WiiriDiSG AXD KEEPKR RrGs go to RICHARD JONES, Jeweller, Sb.Canon-st Aberdare.71121
A CHILD EATEN BY A PIG. A Kilrush otelep;ram states that the child of < labouring man has been almost entirely devoured by a pig. While the parents were out the chill was attacked and killed by the pig, wh ich ate Of the face,'throat, and one of the arms.
SPEOT-VOLKS, which are strongly recommended by the Medical pro:'jssio", are su plied through Tain-h Bros., 5, H.i'»h-str<*et, who carefully adant them 11 each | particul r sight.—Note the address liunsh Brjs., & High-street, Cardiff 3idQ!> st. CWcWI