GOLD MINING IN WALES. MEETING OF THE MORGAN COMPANY. The first annual general meeting of the share- holdors in the Morgan Gold Mininc Company was held at the Cannon-street Hotel, London, yester- day Mr Hanbury Tracy, M.P., in the chair.— The directors presented a report showing that the total amount of gold produced from the workings of the nuLe for the year ending 30th June wall 5,764oz. 8iwt. 2gr., and it realised J619,755 43 Id. The number of tons of ore crushed was 5,211, and the average yield of gold loz. 2dwt. 3gr. per ton of ore. During the first nine months' operations the directors were enabled to distribute £ 10,500 in dividends, being 5 per cent, on the capital of the company. Unfortunately, owing to the water failing, the mill only ran intermit- tently during the last quarter of the financial year. The Ylirectors thereupon resolved to re- linquish the fees due to them, amounting to 9925. It must be borne in mind that, including the amount taken out by the vendors, the mine from the commencement of its operations in April, 1838, up to the end of June, 1S89, yielded 10,590 >z. 8dwt. 2gr. of gold, of the value of JB54,717 193 4d, ex- tracted from 6,632 tons of quartz, being au average yield of loz. lldwt. 22gr. per ton. Additional machinery was now in course of erection, and ou the completion of these works, by the middle of November, there would he 43 head of stamps in working order, capable of treating 25,000 tons of quartz per annum. The CHAIBMAN moved the adoption of the report. Mr P. MORGAN, M.P., seconded the motion. He urged the shareholders to increase the capital, as thereby the mine could be worked more economically, and stated that, though he some- time ago refused £ 10,000 for the land required, he was prepared to hsnd it over to the directors now for a nominal amount. The company had prac- tically earned a profit at the rate of 5 per cent. for the first quarter of the current year and be was fighting the Crown in the Court of Chancery, aa to whether the company should pay a royalty to the Crown or not. After some discussion, Mr PENDKR, the manager, gave an account of the coudibiou of the mine, urgiog that with more capital and the most ap- proved appliances the mine could be profitably worked but he could not promise to make money under the present circumstances.—The report was adopted. ?_
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THE SAILORS' AND FIRE- I MEN'S UNION. 1 FORTHCOMING CONGRESS AT 1 CARDIFF. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE MEETINGS. On Monday next the first annual congress of the National Amalgamated Sailors'and Firemen's Union of Great Britain and Ireland will be opened at Cardiff. The meetings will take place in the Lesser Park-hall, and on Monday afternoon, when a president, vice-president, secretary, committee, and marshal have been elected, when in fact the congress shall have become a formally- constituted body, the Mayor of Cardiff, accom- panied by other representatives of the corporation, will attend and deliver an address of welcome. That evening the delegates will be entertained to a banquet at the Royal Hotel by the mayor and corporation. On Tuesday afternoon the members of the congress will proceed to St. Mellon's for an outing, and will partake of a luncheon in that pleasant village. The same night Lord Brassey has promised to attend at the Lesser Park-hall and deliver an address. The following even- ing (Wednesday) a large procession will bo formed at the Pier-head, and march to the Park-hall, where a mass meeting will be held, and among others who have promised to speak on the occasion are Sir E. J. Reed, K.C.B., the member for Cardiff, Lord Brassey, Mr Plimsoll, Mr Broadhurst, M.P., Lord Trede- gar, and other gentlemeu. On Thursday the congress-men will visit Cardiff Castle and the Docks, and at 6.30 p.m. there will be a public dinner to delegates at the Park Hotel. The formal business of the congress will commence on Tuesday at 10 a.m. On that and the following days the following items will be discussed and dealt with Report of general secretary, and financial statement of union. President's address. Proposed alteration of rules (from time to tiina). Safety of life at sea:-Address by Mr Samuel Plimsoll. Address by Mr Henry Broadhurst, M.P. Qualified pilots-by Captain Cawley. Proposal to found a widows' and orphans' fund. Parliamentary representation of seamen. ltates of wages out of British ports. The legal and social status of British senmen. The provision scale of the Boanl of Trade. Election of ofticars and of an executive committee. Other business of which notice is given on thj first day of the meeting. A lartre number of the delegates, who will be about 70 all told, will arrive to-day, andcomfort- able quarters have been secured for them in various c;>ffee-taverus in the town. Mr John Gardner, the local secretary aud manager of the .Sailors' Union Institute, Went Bute-street, has been indefatigable in arranging all the necessary details for the reception and housing of the dele- gates for the successful issue of the congress. It is rumoured that the delegates will discuss some of the topics on the agenda with a certain amount of freedom, so that the proceedings may occa- sionally savour of a lively character.
CARDIFF CORPORATION. MEETING OF THE WATERWORKS COMMITTEE. Yesterday tho Waterworks Committee of the Cardiff.Corporation met, the Mayor presiding. There were also present Aldermen Jacobs and Waring, Councillors W. Sanders, F. J. Boavan, Carr, and Mildon. For Abercrew Farm, which in situated near the Cantref Reservoir, Messrs Jones, Price, and Powell offered to pay J550 a year and 5 pot cent. on the money expended in fencing, while Mr Wm. Davies, Glanyrafon, offered £50 a year for the place.—The Water Engineer thought it would cost L200 or JB300 to fence the land.—It was decided not to con- sider the totiders at present, and that the Water Engineer prepare an estimate of the cost of fencing the ground.— The Water Engineer stated that Messrs Richards, Keohan, and Griffiths had applied for an increase of salarv. Richards at present received £ 2 a week, Ksohan 2Ss, and Griffith* 3O.-Ml' F. J. Beavan proposed, Aldermau Waring seconded, and it was agreed that Keohan's salary be ad- vanced to 30il a week.—The following were placed on the list of pluinbert4 recommended by the Corporation :-James H. Crates, 15, Salop- street William Yeastman, 29, Oricliton-street William James Badarer, 47, Glenroy-street William Henry Brain, Saltmaad William Henry Allen, 2, Glemoy-stroet, and Rowe'j-square, Working-street Henry James Beavan. 99, Frederick-street; Alfred Cülli, 20, Christina- street and William L. C. Turner, 19, Ksppoch- street, Roath.
ROBBERY AT CARDIFF. A SAILOR RELIEVED OF B15 AND HIS WATCH. At' Cardiff police-court yesterday—before Dr Paine (chairman), Alderman Jacobs, Alderman Lswis. and Councillor Sanders—John Hancock (45), Elizabeth Day (20), and Margaret Casey (19) were charged with stealing B15 and a watch and chain from the person of Salvatore Marius Guisseppe, at No.4, Stanley-street, on the 3rd just. The prosecutor, a young sailor of about 18, said he belonged to an Italian barque lying in the East Dock. At 11 30 on Wednesday night he was at a house in Stanley-street drinking: beer, in company with a youug man named Donovan, who was now a witness for him. There were four men and three women also drinking in the room. The male prisoner was one of them. He knew him very well, for the prisoner caught him by the throat. First of all John Hancock grasped at his chain. He held his arm to prevent him, when Hancock seized him by the throat and knocked him down. Then the two female prisoners, who were present at the assault, promptly put their hands into his pockets as lie lay on tho grouud, and emptied them of all they contaiued— £ 15, a watch and chain, nd a pocket knife which he had bought the same evening. One of the females,Day, rati away—the other two prisoners remained. He sent his friend Donovan for a policeman, but thinking; he was too lontr in returning, he went himself to the door, and shouted for the police. An officer came and took them into custody.—John Donovan, labourer, said he went into No. 4, Stanley-street, with the last witness to get a drink of beer. The two female prisoners were there with "the young lady of the house and Han- cock with two other men. They had a quart of beer, for which the prosecutor paid. He then described the assault and robbery in the same terms as the last witness.—P.C. Davies said he was on duty in Bute-street, when the prisoner came up to him with Donovan, and reported that he had been robbed. He accompanied them to No. 4, Stanley-street, where he found the three prisoners and two other men. The prosecutor pointod out the two women now in the dock as the persons who robbed him. He searched the house, but could find no watch or money, except a knife, which was lying under the ashes in the grate. He then arrested and conveyed them to the police-station, where he charged them with the offence. Hancock replied that he knew nothing about it. Day said it was Donovan who robbed the man, and Casey made no reply. Prisoners were remanded until Monday.
ASSAULTING A CARDIFF POLICE INSPECTOR. A SINGULAR CASE. At the Cardiff police court yesterday —before Dr Paino, Alderman Lewis, Alderman Jacobs, and Councillor Sanders—George Harding was summoned for assaulting Inspector Lewis. Mr Belcher appeared for the police, and Mr J. H. Jones for the defence. Mr Belcher stated that a charge of felony beiriv brought against tho sou of defendant, who was 16 years of age, Inspector Lewis, accompanied by two officers, went to his residence in Wyndham- crescent to arrest him on the 12th September. He admitted at once that he bad had no warrant, and he submitted to the court thkt a felony having been committed, in order to enable a constable to offect an arrest a warrant was not necessary. He laid hold of the boy and tried to remove him, when his father, assisted by another son, pnlled him away forcibly and acted in a very violent mariuer. The assault was not a very serious one, but as a matter of principle the police thought the matter should be brought before the magistrates. At last, impelled by motives of humanity, Lewis let the boy go, not desiring that he should be in- jured in the struggle. Since that day the police had not seen the boy. Inspector George Lewis baid that he went to 84, Wyndham-crescent, to arrest the defendant's son on a charge of stealing a glazier's diamond also breaking and entering a greenhouse belong- in to a Mr Pearce, and stealing a quantity of grapes. He was acccmpanied by P.C. Thurston and Sergeant James. He had previously sent a message to the defendant asking him to send the boy down to the police-station. Meeting the defendant in the passage, the latter declared that be'would not allow the boy to go from his house without a warrant. He dragged the boy away from his custody, and called for a poker to smash his brains out. -Cross-examined by Mr J. H. Jones: Iuspector Lewis admitted that after the charge was made and before tho date of the assault, ho received a note purporting to be from Mr Pearce, through Mr Harding's daughter, expressing his intention to withdraw the charge. He subsequently met Mr Pearce, who told him be never sent the note; that it emanated from his wife, and that he did not consent to a withdrawal. The diamond had been stolen from a glazier, but he was not proceeding with the case either. Defendant produced a note which he said was: from Mr Pearce withdrawing from the charge, but be did not read it. Sergeant James gave corroborative testimony. He said Harding was like a madman, and he pushed Lewis several times against the wall. The- elder son struck Thurston in the face. P.C. Thurston described how he went in at that back and arrested the boy in a closet. Dr Paine said the Bench were of opinion, that though an assault had been committed' it was not a very serious one.. They thought the police were quite justified in the course they took. They would tine defendant 10 and costs, and impose a like penalty on Charles Harding for assaulting P.C. Thurston.
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VISIT OF LLOYDS COMMITTEE TO CARDIFF. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THEIR RECEPTION. A meeting of the Cardiff Shipowners' Associa- tion was held yesterday in the Exchange, Mount Stuart square, Mr T. /Morel being in the chair. The principal business before the meeting was to make arrangements fgr the reception of the. members of Lloyd's committee during their visit to Cardiff next weeki It was resolved to enter- tain them to a lntiehqoq on Tuesday afternoon, and invitations will also be issued to all members of the Shipowners' Association. A deputation, consisting of Messrs T. Morel, Henry Kaucliffe, John Gunn. and J. Handcock, juu., was appointed to wait upon Lloyd's committee to endeavour to induce them to appoint an additional surveyor at: Cardiff, so that the office may never be unten- anted, and delay thus avoided.
NATIONAL POOR-LAW OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION. GENERAL MEETING AT CARDIFF. On Friday afternoon -a general meeting of the National Poor-law Officers' Association was held at theTown-hal!, Cardiff, Mr Clay (clerk to the Shoreditch Union) presided, and there were present :—Messrs E. Messenger (Bridgend), J. R. Harris (Cardiff), A. J. Harris (Cardiff), R. Short (Pontardawe), J. H. Mills and T. W. Jones (Neath), J. Williams, J. Pritchard, Wm. Cox, and A. Greenhalgh (Cardiff), C. Verney (Here- ford), Howel Davies and D. Jones (Pontypridd), J. P. Williams (Newport), C. Axtell (Caerleon), T. Rees (Pontardawe), D. W. Thomas (Cardiff), George Neale (Barry), Henry Rees (Newport), D. Bevan Turberville (Pontardawe), R. Lougher (Cardiff), A. H. Rees (Newport), and W. Evans (Cardiff). Prior to the general meeting a meating of the council was held, at which The SECRETARY (Mr Farrell) reported that they had £ 3610i ij l in hand, but the liabilities amounted to £ 108 14s 3d. Nevertheless, their financial position was greatly improved over what it had beau. Mr Lyle (St. Saviour's Union. Southwark) was appointed auditor for the ensuing year. The CHAIRMAN said negotiations had been opened up with Air Norris, M.P.. whose bill on the subject of superannuation of officers of county councils was before Parliament, And, iu reply, that gentleman had written saying that he would be very glad to receive any suggestions to make the bill a better measure. There were two courses open to them. They could promote a private bill or press the Local Government Board to bring in a measure on the subject, which he thought would be preferable. Eventually it was decided to recommend the association to appoint a committee to frame amendments to Mr Norris's bill. Subsequently the general meeting was held, and attended by the gentlemen whose names are given above. At the outset, Mr A. J. HARRIS (Cardiff) welcomed the associa- tion to Cardiff, aud on hi proposition the recom- mendation of the council with reference to superannuation was adopted. Mr HARRIS (in the absence of tho author, Dr Milward, of Cardiff) read a paper on what the writer thought was a defect in the management of the Poor-law service, viz., the absolute want of any provision for the promotion of officers, the total result being to induce a tendency to fall into dull routine of hopeless officialism. Necessary esprit had been singularly wanting in Poor-law service. The position of relieving officer was a very anomalous one. It had much respon- sibility, but no power. Rules were provided for his guidance, but he was constantly placed in circumstances where his rules failed. There were few posts requiring more tact, firmness of application, and dehcacy of handling. The relieving officer should be a man of high qualities, and should unite in his own person the virtues of a model detective aud an income-tax assessor. He was afraid that was not the picture of the relieving olficer as he existed. In Cardiff Poor- law officers were much happier than in a large number of unions, but it had been too much the habit of guardians and of the public and the press, when anything had gone wrong, to accuso the good faitb of the officer, taking for granted that it was part of his plan of work not to do right. When he should be hunting the dens and alleys of his district he was keeping books in his office, often for four days a week. There should be a re-distribution of the work, instead of all being upon a dead level with their duties, and very nearly so as to their salaries. They should begin younger, say 17 or 18, at small salaries, and the whole corps of officers should be under a chief, who.should apportion the work and enjoy a dig- nified position. Such a system would not increase salaries, but would secure greater efficiency. (Applause.) An interesting discussion followed the reading of the paper, and a cordial vote of thanks was accorded Dr Milward for preparing it. The meeting afterwards broke up.
ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE AT CARDIFF, At Cardiff police-court yesterday-before Dr Paine, Aldermen Lewis and Jacobs, and Mr Saud era-Tiioiti-.is Joseph Taylor (25) and George Freeman (27) were charged with stealing a purse and about JE2 from the person of George Henry Taylor with violence, in Bute-terrace, on the 2nd inst.—Tho prosecutor, who lives at 19, Bute- terrace, said that ou the evening in quk-stiou he went into a public-house, the Tredegar Arms, where he saw tbo prisoners. They asked him to stand a drink, and he did so. He went to the back premise?, and thither he was followed by the prisoners and another man, who knocked him down. The landlady, hearing the noise, came and prevented them doing anything else. He then proceeded to his lodgings at No. 19, Bute-terrace, where he was followed by the prisoners, who again knocked him down in the passage and tore his pockets away. They tcok citi with them about a couple of pounds in money, a small knife, and a leather purse. He was unable to identify Thomas Joseph Taylor, but he was sure George Freeman was one of his assailants.— William Buckley, furnaceman, A lodger at l, Bute-terrace, said he saw the prosecutor, who was the worse for drink, followed by three men, including the two prisoners. As soon as they got into the passage of the lodging-house they locked the room door and knocked him down in the passage. They tore his clothes and pulled his pockets out. Witness called to them to let the man alone, and they told him to go back or else they would knock his eye out. Prisoners then went away.-P.C. 85 said that he apprehended the two prisoners, who were walking along Custom House-street together. On being charged they made no reply. 00 Taylor was found 2* 9d and a handkerchief, and on Freeman 9d And a knife. The prosecutor's trousers pockets were completely torn out.-Prisoneri were remanded till Wednes- day.
MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE. There is a matter now engaging the attention of the authorities which, if the accusations against a certain police-constable be true, throws all cases which have become public property into the shade. In December last, it will be remembered, a cer- tam man named Thomas Murphy was convicted of tiring at and wounding Pulice-constable Wbitti- more, and was sentenced to ten years' penal servi- tude. A revolver was found under the trees of a certain garden near Notting-hill-gate, where Whittimore was also picked up in an insensible condition. Whittimore was badly wounded. Murphy is a poor man. He had no legal advice, no witnesses, and the only defence he could make was that he was not guilty. That is a plea which a London jury often hear, and in Murphy's case they did not believe in its truth. For eight months and two days Murphy dragged out the miserable life of a convict. A couple of months ago a detecti ve-sergeaut visiteC him in his dungeon. Certain quebtions were put and answered, appar- ently to the sergeant's satisfaction. The sergeant then (assured him that be would be released. A day came, and Murphy was released by the order of tbe Home Secretary. He was handed by the Governor an official document stating that he was to be freed, but according to his own account no explanation wbatever was given of this sudden action. Whittimore has since left the police or has been removed. At the time of his arrest, Murphy was living with a certain woman. He had been separated from bis wife for two and a half years. He has four children, and has worked for years as a bricklayer and mason for different tradesmen in the locality. It i. stated that the woman with whom he was living has beea the means of securing his release. he has written several letters to Mr Matthews, which at first induced him to enquire into the circumstances, and at last led him to the conviction that Murphy was suffering for a crime of which he was innocont. Meantime a servant at a certain house with whom Whittimore was on intirinate terms gave some information to the authorities at Scotland Yard which led them to suspeut the truth of Wbitti- mores accusations. Undoubtedly he bad been shot, but by whom none of his- superiors could ascertain. Theyiresolved, boweverg that it was something more than a case of mistaken identity. The irl is' said to have made a statement as to the pur- chase of a revolver by Whittimore himself, and it was a matter of common notoriety that he was an ambitious officer, And that he bad a. gruda against the man whom he was instrumental in sending to penal sorvItue: Whittimore got a sum of B300 at the time of thi conviction as a reward for his bravery. A solicitor has Murphy's -case in.- band, and more will be hftard of it before long.- New York Herald. -I
TOBACCO SMOKpfG AND CANCER. The Lancet, discussiiig jsome-statistics, as to cancerous affections of various organs in Ireland furnished by the Registrar-General for Ireland,. says that it will be absolutely necessary to inves^ tigate, in the most thoroughly-scientific manner the effect of tobacco smoking on the jaw, tongue, lips, and throat,which parts, judged by the figures at present at command, appear t»-be more, than. three times all liable to canceroua d'aaaae in' tbe male as in the female.
MAX GREGER'B CARLOWITZ has ■ becom&H"th» popular claret. This is attributed to its cheapness, its' perfect purity, and the excellent properties it possesses for increasing the appetito and improving the digestion, No one should fail to try it. As a light dinner wine it is unequalled. This celebrated Hungarian claret can- be obtained la dewi flaggiw.—'l'o be had of all 1 Merchants* 6283
DEATH OF THE REV THOMAS REEVES. We regret to announce the decaaae of this well- known local Baptist minister, who expired at his •residence at Baasalleg yesterday. The deceased, who was 55 years of age, went to America two years since to take charge of a church, but returned about seven weeks ago completely broken down in health, and it was apparent to liis friends that he had come home to die. Prior to his sojourn in America he was pastor of the Z:on Baptist Church at Merthyr, where he laboured successfully for about five years. Ht was also pastor of Baptist Churches at Risca, Lydbrook (Dean Forest), and Bassalleg. He was an earnest and able preacher, and much respected by all who knew him. He leaves a widow and two children. The funeral takes place at Bassalleg on Tuesday next.
€OL. FRED. MORGAN, M.P., ON AGRICULTURE. At the annual dinner of the ploughing match promoted by the Llantarnam Farmers' Club on Thursday evening, the Hon. Col. Morgan, M.P., presided, and congratulated the farmers upon having bad a very good season. Monmouthshire bad been exceptionally favoisred with the best harvest known for many years, and the hay crop bad also been extraordinarily good. Live stock, too, had been favoured, and there was less disease than had been the case for some years. It showed what a successful distriat Monmouthshire was when it could attract such firms as Messrs Nettle- folds. When trade went up agriculture progressed. Prices for produce were rising, and although wheat proved tan exception, be did not think America and other (countries would be able to send eo much wheat in the future as they bad done in the past. With steady industry on the part of English farmers he thought they would be able to grow sufficient wheat for our own wants, and sret better prices for it. In tho reariug of stock the English farmer had not, after all, done so badly. It was true that enormous quantities of cattle had been imported from other countries but he believed home-grown Btock done so badly. It was true that enormous quantities of cattle had been imported from other countries but he believed home-grown Btock made the best meat and would command the highest prices. Beef now brought a fair average return, and if farmers raised good stock they 'could dispose of it readily. The appointment of a Minister of Agriculture was then enlarged upon, and far- mers were promised that they would hence- forth be able to place their wants and wishes be fore a responsible department, and would receive attention such as had not hitherto been vouch- safed. Subsequently, Colonel Morgan, referring • to the Welsh Intermediate Education proposals, said he desired to see the Monmouthshire endow- ments remain in the county, and not be placed in a hotch-potch for the whole of Wales. With regard to to the trade of Newport, he thought it a lamentable thing that Icoal should be sent to Cardiff cheaper from the Western Valleys than from those valleys to Newport but he believed this oue-sided arrangement would soon be remedied. So far as ha and the otbor members of the Tredegar family were concerned, he thought they had always done their beat for the welfare of Newport. (Hear, hear.) -a..Io.
PROPOSED PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR TREORKY. On Thursday evening a public meeting was held at the board schools, Treorky, under the presidency of Alderman W. Jenkins, agent of the Ocean Collieries, for the purpose of taking into consideration the advisability of establishing a library in the locality. There was a large attendance. From the reports received from the various neighbouring collieries, it appeared that Pare and Dare workmen (Ocean Collieries) heartily approved of the proposal. The majority of Abergorky employes also agreed with it. Tyla- coch Colliery workmen had not obtained a vote upon the matter, but the feeling appeared to be very strong there also in favour of the movement. ThaTynybedw Colliery workmen bad had no time to consider the question. It was eventually resolved to adjourn the meeting, and a committee, consisting of five representatives of each class— tradesmeu and workmen-were appointed to further discuss the subject and report to the next general meeting, which will finally consider the matter.
INTERESTING MARRIAGE AT LIVERPOOL. An event of considerable interest to the British Colony of Lagos, West Africa, took place at the Pro-Cathedral, Church-street, Liverpool, cn Thursday, when Capt. J. P. L. Davies led to the altar Miss Catherine Rassle. The parties had come from Lagos to Liverpool about 5,000 miles-to have the marriage solemnised by the Rev Lancelot Nicholson, of Brighton. Both the bride and bridegroom are coloured people, and additional interest was given to the event by the fact that Capt. Davies, who is a gentleman apparently on the yerge of three score, was formerly the husband of one of her Majesty's god daughters. Capt. Davies's previous wife was Miss Benito Forbes, a lady of colour, for whom her Majesty Quean Victoria stood godmother. Miss Forbe* when a little girl, was one of a number of slaves who were being conveyed in a slave dhow, when it was sighted by her Majesty's ship Benito, com- manded by Captain Forbes. The Benito gave chase, captured the dhow, and the little slave girl was brought to England by the commander of the Benito. The little girl came under the notice of the Queen, who stood godmother for her, the child receiving the names of Banito Forbes. She was sub- sequently educated in England, her Majesty tak- ing great interest in her, and on her return to her native country she was married to Captain Davies. Several children were born to the couple, the eldest receiving the name of Victoria, after the Queen, and on Thursday another of Capfcainfl Daviess daughters Stella was the only bridesmaid. The bride wore a dress of white satin, whilst the bridesmaid had one of pale blue. There was a fair sprinking of spectators, amongst whom were Mr W. Coats Hutton and Mr J. P. Kcrlen (both of the firm of Hutton and Co.), Mr W. Dodd (representing the Lagos Warehouse and Commission Company of Liverpool), Mr Aifred L. Jones and Mr J. Davey (both of the firm of Elder, Dempster, and Co.), Mr James Pinuoch, &e. The bride was given away by Mr J. S. Ellis, a native of Lagos, but now of Manchester, whilst Mr A. -T. Porter, of Sierra Leone, acted as a witness. The Rev Lancelot Nicholson, who came specially from Brighton to perform the ceremony, was formerly chaplain at Lagos. At the con- clusion of the ceremony, and just as the bride was about to leave the altar, a gentleman presented her with a bouquet of choice flowers. No veils were worn, simply hats to match the dresses. The party adjourned to the Alexandra Hotel, and the happy pair left for London in the afternoon on their honeymoon.
AT A SCANDINAVIAN PRAYER MEETING. There are few in the ecclesiastical world as now aaaemblid at Cardiff, and fewer still among those whose business in life is to struggle for the loaves and fishes and the Sash pots of Chicago, if not Egypt, that are aware of the Scandanavian Conlrresa which has been proceeding at the Docks all this week. Nevertheless such an institution has been in full swing, and though not more than a dozen or so of pastors attend, the laity who gather together under the new building of tin, iron, and wood, near the Thisbe Mission Vessel, generally number tifty. Our reporter, desiring to see how our Scandinavian friends were faring, visited their chapel on Thursday night, and saw a devout but undemonstrative congregation assembled in a neat and commodious building capable of seating 550 persons. The service consisted of hymnn, lutorspersed with addresses, all, of course ill the Scandinavian tongue. It may be observed that at a meeting in the afternoon the Congress was mainly occupied in discussing the question of bow to get hold of the Swedish aud Norwegian seamen scattered throughout all parts of the world and put them in correspondence with the Church and with their friends ai home. In the evening a lecture was delivered on the "New Birth by the Rev Mr Oxelsen, of Liverpool. Soma observations on the life of Christ were offered by the Rev Mr Henden, and MrThoressen followed with some remarks on Gudo born II Kjenoletegu." The attention which these 40 or 50 men, sailors almost without exception, was reve- rent and sober, without an indication on the one hand of religious sensationalism, or on the other band of the extreme outward spirituality of ritualism. As these fair-baired, elear-skinned sons of the North trooped elowly out of church there was not noticeable a single type of that delightfully picturesque and cut-throat aspect which some seafaring foreigners are apt to present. These direct descendants of the sea robbers, whose idea ef Heaven was a place of perpetual fighting and of victory for the heroic souls of Scandinavia, presented the mild and subdued aspect of those who have voluntarily and really taken upon them- selves the gentle yoke of Christianity. The pastor (Mr Birger Hall) was not present last night, but his place was well filled by Mr Thoressen. It may be remarked that the only decoration in this neat little chapel Consists of a stain glass window. Near the reading desk was a cross of white wood. Should this apparition trouble the conscience of any of the very Low Churchmen-at the big congrexx in-tho Park-ball, let us hasten to assure them that it was t innocent of paint or gilding, and that the figure of' the Crucified One was not upon it.
AMERICANS AT PARIS EXHIBITION;^ ¡. According.to a-calculation made at the United^ States Legation^ at Paris, it is,estimated that,, 50,000 Americans have visited the Exhibition. 'The Matin, reckoning tha expenses at Paris of each of these visitors at 5,f., calculates that 'the total sum they must have spent 'there cannot y be iesB than 250,000,000f.
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HOME RULE FOR SCOTLAND. LORD HARTINGTON TAKEN TO TASK Mr Charles Hardie, secretary of the Scottish Home Rule Association, has addressed the follow- ing letter to the Marquis cf Hartington My Lord,—It is reported in to-day's newspapers that in your speech at Aberdeon you made use of the following words in regard to the association of which I have the honour to be the bon. secre- tary If Mr Hardie and his friends, feeling that their grievances are insufficiently acknowledged and admitted under the present system, can succeed in raising an agitation with the help of those disaffected and discontented persons who in every community expect some personal ad- vantage from any change — if Mr Hardie can by these means succeed in exciting an agitation in favour of Scotch Home Rule, he will receive the thanks and considera- tion of Mr Gladstone.' Presuming that the above is a correct report of your wordl, I wqiild call upon your lordship either to make good your assertion that we are disaffected and discontented penon", eeeking our own personal advantage in agitating the claims of our country, or to with- draw the injurious imputation upon our character. If you had been one of the common railers of the press I should have treated your imputations with silent contempt; but your lordship has the repu- tation of being a nobleman of high principle and honour, and should at least be able to understand that either men may be guided by the purest and most disinterested motives in seeking what tbey believe to be the good of the country. Perhaps it will surprise your lordship to know that noitbsr I nor any of my friends can reap any personal ad- vantage from the triumph ef our cause, save what would be shared in by every Scotsman. We are not richer, but poorer, by our agitation aud as we neither seek nor expect any office or emolument. we must call upon your lordship to withdraw your insinuation. In other parts or your epetch you show lamentable ignorance of Scotch history and Scotch politics. There h« never ceased to be a party in Scotland who have protested against the incorporating Umon of 1707, and the present agitation for the restoration of our Legislature is only the revival of the demand of our ancestors to right the terrible woongs inflicted upon our country—wrongs that produced two bloody rebel- lions in the last century, and have been the cause of untold misery to Scotland, which to this day suffers fram a heavy burden of taxation far beyond her natural wants, or the taxation of any other portion of the United Kingdom. Whenever your lordship is able to show to ma that it is just for England to have 465 votes to Scotland s 72 on every measure relating,to Scotland alone I will cease to be a Home Ruler. As your lordship s attack was a public one, I send this letter to the papers."
THE STRIKE OF SCHOOL BOYS: UNPRECEDENTED STATE OF AFFAIRS. An Edinburgh correlpoudiJut writes: "The Scotch School Board authorities, iu the miust of the work of arraugiug for the introduction of free education, have suddenly been furnished with a new and unhaard-of subject of anxiety. This is nothing pother than a strike movement' amongst the boy* attending the Board Schools in favour of nborter hours^and abolition of 4 the tawse. itie agication began a week or so ago at Hawick, when the scholars attending two of the Board Schools left their desks in school hours, and having adop- ted resolutions setting forth their grievances, marched in procession through the streets, hooted the teaohers, and otherwise demonstrated their wrongs and their determination to see them righted. The movement has spread to sehools in the Anderston district of Glasgow and to Govan, Greenock, Port Glasgow, and other places in the West of Scotland, and now there is news that it has extended into Ayrshire, and even made its appearance at Aber- deen. Whether any ontside stimulus has been applied, or whether there has been any communi- cation between the young leaders of the strike movement at the different centres of disturbance cannot be told; but more probably the curious movement has in its origin not been unconnected with the recent public talk and excitement over the great dock strike in London. Tne 'demands of the boys and the manner of displaying them bear a strong family likeness. The Ander- ston scholars insist upon a restriction of the school hours to between ten and two, and the abolition of home lessons.' The higher class boys, who initiated a strike at the Broomloan School, Govan, have returned to their seats, and a movement among the lads of the fourth, fifth, and sixth standards at the Copeland-road School—where, it was said, there was a firm determination to stick out for no strap, no home lessons, and fewer hours '—was quelled by the ringing of the school bell. At Port Glasgow au incipient movement to go on holiday at Chapelton School was nipped in tha bud by the- locking of the school doors, but at the St John's and Ladybnrn Schools in the same town the by pro- cession their intention to remain on str ka until tbey had got shorter lessons, better teachers. and a decrease of the punishmentof' strikiug them on the legs with the cane,' and at the Jean-street School a meeting has been called by the master to allow the aggrieved to state their wishes. At Aberdeen the discontent was connected with the punishmentof being 'kept in after school hours, and a crowd of ladl assembled in front of the George-street School, and endeavoured, without success, to decoy the boys attending that institution to Joiu them in playing truant under the name of striking.' The movement promises to have other developments, for at Port Glasgow the grocers' errand boys have sent in a requisition to their masters, declaring that, unless* their wages wero increased Is per week, they would not lift a basket after Friday." A telegram from Aberdeen staters that thtllchünlboYII attending the various public schools in that city met yesterday, and demonstrated against the length of time they are kept in school, and also the number of home lessons that are given them. A feature of the demonstration was the rouschly-improvised banners. The youngsters discuss the situation with great gravity, and speak of calling a "meat- ing" to ventilate their "grievances."
SAMSON AND HIS CHAINS. GROTESQUE SCENE AT THE AQUARIUM.1 A boxing match took a body of athletes to the Westminster Aquarium on Wednesday nipht, and, after witnessing the sparring, which did no: please them, a large section of "the fancy," rushing to the Samson performance in the theatre, gave vent to signs of cynicism concerning the genuineness of his feats. An aceount of the con- sequent scent, whichappears intheDaily Chronicle, makts lively reading. The patrons of the "noOle art," the writer states, did not respond to Samson's offer of £ 100 to an j person who would lift a dumb-bell weighing 350lb but when Sam- son himself took the stage and proceeded to per- form the feat of brrakicg strong chain by the expansion of his biceps, two gentlemen, one a German and the other an Amaricau, responded to his invitation to test the chain. The circlet was fastened to the door, and the gentlemen were invited to pull at a rope attached to it. One of them-the German—showed, however, an anxiety to handle the chain itself, to which Samaon made a hurried and rather excited objection. In a moment there was an uproar, durintf which Samson showed more disinclination to have the chain examined, and, snatching it rudely from the hand of one gentleman who was testing it, bore it hurriedly among the audience for a much more superficial testing. When be left the stage the American gentleman declared that the chain bad audibly cracked under examination, and then people rose excitedly from their seats, clamouring for "fair play." The inquisitive German by this time had approaehed the table to haudle other chains, and was in the act of testing them, when the strong man seized him, and tried to hurl him down the steps into the stalls. This was the cause of a storm of disapproval. For some minutes uproar prevailed, and Sameon, ordering his coat, put it on as though to end the performance. He then cbaused his mind, and proceeded, amid derisive cries and laughter, to break the circlet on bis arm. Hs next feat, the breaking of a cable of wire strands by the expansion of his chest, was allowed to proceed after his tonnentOri had failed to break a single strand. Theu came the feat of breaking long chain in lengths. He again showed au objection to the German inspecting it, but allowed an- other member of the audience to do so. He broke the chain in short lengths, and when the German failed to imitate him there was a current of feeling in the strong man's favour but although he further demonstrated his strength by success- fully pulling against H men, seveu on each side, he retired amidst more derision. Several gentle- men commenced to test the weights, and the last scene of the exhibition disclosed the German gentleman, a slight and small man, lifting breast- high the 550 lb dumb-bell, for wlvich the public had been challenged on a stake of £100.
WHEELING A WIFE TO THE GRAVE. It is reported from Thirsk that a man wheeled the corpse of his wife in a coffin from Scarborough to Sandhutton, near Thirsk, a distance of about seventy miles, on a band-cart. He was accom- panied by his little son. His wife, previous to her death, wished to be buried at Cundall, near Thirsk, and she was interred a that place vester- day. The roads from Scarborough to Thirsk abound in hills, and the weather was rainy on the Journe _?_
THE NEWEST IDEA* The following delightfully naive announcement' in the current issue of that clever little Tonic "Sol-fa paper, The Musical Herald, seems to open up an entirely new idea. The name of the teacher indicated is, of course, suppressed:— Mr i ■—— does not sea how he can live through another winter, and, being anxious to leave behind the best traditions that he can, hopes 'that pupils will turn up quickly."
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THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE ON CONSCRIPTION, The Duke of Cambridge presided oa Thursday at maetiuf; in Ðüyer to form au association in tbe county for the employment of discharged soldijice. He said the more the civil and military elements wert brought together the better it would be fo the nation at large. Tba prosperity of the army and navy was essential to the interests of the country, With regard to the particular question they had before them, he wanted to point out one thing- there was always a great division of opinion as to couscriptiou and as to enlistment. onscriptioii meant that every man in tha- J"" nf ~oi,pS« ,u was liable to s>erve liis country. 1 > • far as principle went, that was a very sound principle but it was an extreme y mconvenien one, and as they had tbe advaaUge c>* be«n« island, and it was not essential ° p.a masses of men, they had found • P P cularly as they had the wealth o car 3^ induce men to enlist and serve » forcing men to *erve would be no man served by conscription irregularity; every man woui h t certain age, aud would conae age. Therefore there would o worse position than his nei^ other hand, a man enlisted a° and bad n" I'f c™p.r«d to bis |iaiJ enlistment. This placed at a d,%h0ir d^t man who served his country. -■ mon civilians was to help and asswt had voluntarily performed llJe country, which were not forced up other couutnes, by conscription. mDi0yer8 of point he wished to impress »Pon tb id heip them labour, who were tha persons who c 08tablisbed in this respect. lb ere had be MaBcbe omces la London, Liverpool, »uu which were large centres of labour, ana mD. who had been in the army returned to seek employment. But employ™8" meaas found in other parte of the country, rinatjn? of those branch offices they »ere servP5 the power to assist those men wb°j ,mmher of their country faithfully aud well for years, were reverting to civil Id > anxious for the re-employment which they bad for a portion of their lives sriven op. ==
Mli SPUUGKON. In the Sword and Trowel Mr Spurseon uys I have had nearly eight months' contiuuou preaching, and it is long since I have been favoured with so great a privilege. The fall of the year has come, and with it symptoms that the old enemy is lurking about—symptoms especialiY io the band which is needed every bour of the day tor writing. But this is nothing unusual. It ■18 not even so bad as is generally the case; and I am writing these lines with that sufferiBC member, in the 'oyful belief that I shall keep preaching aud other work till the tune about me to take the holiday which » divine UD tlie middle of November. No idea o £ my beloved work has crossed my' m"00 To whom should I give it up ? Evanee- ou the Orphanage, College, ColpoctaR i' ndou# lists, fcc. ? Who will miuister to that throng which crowds the great I>° stantly as the door* are opened ? vvori £ pp sends the manifest successor, the or'R'uouid he do will cheerfully give way but why « an(J so while, as yet, his years are ouiy » y wonC t(j be is no worse in health than he has been be, but, on the contrary, has had a nothing than usual? It will be wise to ^u have which is *3en in the newspapers found out the truth cf it for yourself.
THE RAILWAY SERVANTS* CONGRESS. At the congress of the Amalgamate^' Railway Servants, at Hull, Paul, of the Swiudon branch, w*s ele ergea for the ensuing term Mr W. EU*. If, funds was appointed treasurer of the Q and Mr Alfred Gregory, S^^j'tbe finance Williams, Willesdeu, were members committee. The following were voteu of the executive committee :-U°„0 i}0lton castle; Heuderson, Sheldon; TOBK» Ronaghan, Stockport Hudson.. Bir. Cooper, Doncaster Hardy, » Topley, mingham Reading, ponty. King s-cross Lace, Cardiff viijs pre- pool aud Welfare, Spa-rond.—- .1 ntj a sen ted the annual financial 'selected discussion ensued thereon. Bel'a9t; Bjr. for the holdinsr of the next year's conK ^'pwport mingham, Manchester, Worcester' ,riiirtv- (Mon.), and Swansea were also PJ0Pp:rinjUghain. seven voted lor Belfast, aud seven for t>ir
SOMERSET SAVINGS BANK SCANDAL, I EXTRAORDINARY CARELESSNESS. The Press Association's Shepton ^tement poudent telegraphsAccording J» ^ast gouier- submitted to the management of the u set Savings Bank, ttie defalcate g(| Wincanston Branch amount to over t<) far as is at present ascertained, to ba 1352. There are 50 or 60 more accents 1 investigated. Tbe trustees aud jeRai aud present, eeem disposed to jbiiity> complications as to individual re.' £ lfn eQUal and to be ready to ^"f^elessness share* to meet the deficit. t'r uyle of the seems to have characterised tbe to go working. Pass-books were often 0 jejt unchecked, and scores of deposit0" soe;nf!r permaueutly with the actuary, It is their deposit books for years tog jestroyed. rumoured that some of these have bee Tho prisoner Richards, however, den has made away with any of theui.
EXTRAORDINARY RIFLE- SHOOTING. THE RECORD FLONG RANGE, The results of the weekly coUlP^icb Lord North London Rifle Club, 0 gnnounced Wolseley is president, were olhcia, marvellous yesterday, and show records of a w shooting, and unprecedented character uear Totteu- The contests were hold at 'hie weather, ham, on Wednesday, in^ faV0li^8 d;>y being the sensational "shoot" of 1 year—^ergt. that of the Queen's prizemsm £ A .^wl," totalled Fulton, Que.n's Westminster Kin'1"points up the »xtraordinary ^ref^e Oueeu's PriJM out of the possible 100, uD" ,hots at 800 (third stage) conditions, viZ., 18 Sergeant and 900 yards, Martini-Hefty wfiicli com- Fulton, by his splendid perform*^ magpi0f prised fifteen bullseyoi*, four 'D',ertLesij distances. thus establi*hed tbe rifle record for yards At short ranges, but commencing (joWen> and concluding at 200 yard«» .j score of 95 Royal Engineers, mado the SP 31 at 60C points out of the possible veU consecutive yards, the highest possible ot 200 yards; bullseyes at 500 yards, and 0 bie Artillery Private Rosenthal, of the gonourab t:' 'I Company of London, being oeXt t
ALLEGED LIBEL ON A SURGEON. Pnliee-conrt a singla At the Manchester County isjjj„g in Moss woman named Jane Boston, rt wjt[, having Side, was charged ou a sunina'p;nder, a local libelled Mr Tbomas Heury ,jjeDCe that tha surgeon. It appeared from tb0 fessjonally by defendant had been attended P^ ^ocame in so Dr Pinder for some time, until ye pay for destitute a condition as to be u-. pmder aided medical advice. At this polDt r hospital. A her iu obtaining admis*i°n jea'ving tbe bospi- short time since, ou defendant wnt,teu several tal, the was alleged to ,J?Vfi10 prosecutor, in libellous letters to friends ot ma(j0 respecting which injurious assertions vvere written in the doctor's character. Tbey wero brought July and September, end w,lnfS">t[,e letters. Dr to prove the tbe allegations Pinder, in his evidence, stated that 1'be defendant were entirely without fouudatio • and he had bad been under bit care for sone hospital. The helped in getting her IDto jeCj the case for a Stipendiary Magistrate reina" j;citors to obtain week, to allow the defendant a so ICI copies of the letters. — _C-
MISS FLORENCE sT. JOHN. ~a St John fainting The incident of Miss ^ore0Qajety Theatre, on the stage at tbe pidyinR >n the Dublin, while engaged "•p3^0" confirms the burletque "Faust Up to g correspoiident rumour which (saYIi the LoodalJ c time been of the Birmingham Post) tbis well-known in circulation here to tbe strong as her actress has lately been far from afew week sinc friends would wish and as0°rj0g at Bradford, I jibe had to refrain from appea ^)ey ^ould seem to believe from the same may be lessened have reason for anxiety. ^4yecjUeiday night was by tbe remembrance that, I a similar episode not tbe tint occasion upon w te„ years atjo, had occurred. A little mors ,nakinp her first when Miss St. John rfle iu Madame nucces* in Loudon in tbe n jn j[,0 second Favart, she was P^lDfajnted, and would ^act tvhen suddenly Marius, now her jliave fallen had not I. Charles Favart, "husband, who was j)ef The curtain battened forward and caUfl audience waited in Lad to be lowered, and tDminutes, and it wae some suspense for several n t^e performance .amid much applause tb»_. #as able to strictly recommenced, Madame ra iy to tha question adhere to the text, and, in 1 "No; only a "Were you really ill?" to say, jlittle poorly." ??_?.
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SCULLING. THE WORLD'S CHAMPION- SHIP. HOWFWONIT. BY HENRY E. SEARLE. the British public, through the Press and in other ways, have taken so much interest in me aiuce I attained the position of Champion Sculler of the World, and have been so hospitable and kind, that I venture to give the following account of myself, with a view to satisfy all legitimate Wriosity they may have in regard to myself and any doings. A further reason that urges me to this course is that it will, once for all, relieve me from the necessity of answering needless ques- tions which, however pleasurable they may be to each fresh questioner become, somewhat tedious to the replyer. My full name, j then,, is Henry Ernest Searle. I was born on the 14th of July, 1856, in Queen- street, at Grafton, on, the Clarence River, in N.S.W., and am now 23 yearS of age; Both my parents are of Euglitii birth, and the) went out to Australia to settle jhst as Grafton was being settled. It was very small and very wild when my father first took up his abode there sugar e and maize growing, cattle raising, and mining being the chief industries which attracted colonists. In a few years it became an important centre, and is now a large and flourishing city. ,It has a noble situation on the Clarence River, which is here about halt a mile wide the site of the town being about 45 miles from the Heads, as we call the mouth of that river. The Clarence is a fine broad river, to which the Thames in Comparison is but a creek. Its rise and fall does not average more than six feet, except in heavy rains it has long stretches of from five to six miles straight as a racecourse, so that it is admira- bly suited as a nursery for oarsmen, and it is no Wonder that it has turned out many and good ones. But in my young days there was very little shipping on it. After living seven years at Grafton,, and while 1 was still a mere child, my father shifted to Esk Island, which be had bought, and there he set up farming maize, cane, &c. Esk Island is about 40 miles from Grafton, and so much nearer the Heads. There I grew up, at first attending school, and then assisting my father in his farm- ing operations. When at school we had to row miles either way, for in those days roads were few and far between, and water travelling was the usual mode of progression. In fact, life at Esk Island was not unlike what life must be in Venice. It is not, therefore, surprising that from an early age I took kindly to the sculls. Our boat contained my sisters and my younger brother. We used often to race other boats bound on the same errand, and I may add that the Bearle boat generally showed the way. I always had a great ambition fur rowing, and used often to say that I wished I could become a sculler. In all my boyish attempts I put in all I knew of bard Work, and, as I have said, very successfully, so that I soon got known as a smart lad. When I was 17 my father bought me a racing skiff, and in that I practised for a twelve-mouth. Next year, at the age of 18, there was a local regatta at Chatsworth Island for all comers in Waterman's skiffs, for which I entered and scored any first win in my first public race. This was a happy augury of future success. I need scarcely may that Trickett's reputation had reached me as a boy when I was at school or working with my father, and his many victories had fired my ambition. Trickett was often the subject of our Conversations, and when we bad any great match on I used often to say to my father: I wonder Who will win to-day's race," and generally I managed to pick the winner. After winning a few races -I often told my< parents, in my youthful enthusiasm, that I would yet be the champion sculler of the world. My next race was at Hardwood Island, in Waterman's skiffs, double sculls. My partner-was F. Fisher. Three pairs started and we rowed second, but the first boat being disqualified we got the prize. The same day in a youths' race, aged 19, I scored another win and a few months later at the same place, against all-comers, in light skiffs over a 3,( mile course, level start, I beat M. Wallace and M. Driscoll, who were both reckoned very good men. On the same day I suffered defeat in a mile race, M. Wallace kindly showing me the way home. I have on Inore than one occasion returned him the compli- anent since. G. Baker was third on this occasion. My next race was again at Chatsworth Island in light skiffs, level start, and again I got the victory, beating A. Baker, M. Wallace, G. Bush, and L. fringle. After this race I got handicapped. For instance, at the regatta of Yamba I had 10 pounds handicap against A. Baker and Wallace, who were at feather weight. Owing to rough weather my boat was nearly swamped, but though it was half full cf water I managed to coma in second, fcaker being first. All this time I was doing my regular work at the farm, seeing to things and generally assisting my father; but I would take half an hour in the morning or in the evening for practice. My next race, if I remember rightly, was at Palmer's Island. I then had 16lb handicap, A. Baker 161b, Wallace 101b, and G, Baker feather- weight. I won, Wallace being Hecond. I rowed again at Palmer's Island with 281b handicap, A. Baker 81b, Wallace 71b, and Reid feather. After a good race, 1 leading about a mile, my weight began to tell, and Baker passed me, though I managed to follow him home a good second. Then I rowed a match with M. Wallace, at Chats- Worth, over a 21 mile course, and won easily. A Jortnigbt later I rowed a match with S. Davis, also over a 2, mile course. It was a clinking race for the first half-mile, but I beat him easily at the finish. It was, I think, in 1887 that I rowed at Maclean time allowance sk¡ff race, receiving 20 seconds; from D. McDonald, one of the best scullers for '¡ his weight that tever got into a boat. He was a email man, but game as a pebble. He was in the Trickett, Laycock, and Rash set, so that this occasion afforded me my first chance of Beeing whac I could do against men of world- wide reputation. Two others were also in the race-A. Baker with 26 seconds' start, and M. Wallace with 45 seconds. I soon caught up Baker, and after a mile and-a-half passed Wal- lace, leading easily home, McDonald coming in a good second. A month or two later, at Chatsworth, I rowed my first skiff race. I was handicapped at 301b. against A. Baker, 20tb., R. J. Brown. 151b., and M. Wallace, featherweight. It was a good race to the first stake boat. There Brown and I fouled, and, I getting the worst of the foul, they all got round before me, and I had to renew a Item chase which was not, however, as long as the proverbial one, for I came up, band over hand, and won by about two lengths with a bit up my ttleave. Wallace was second. My father then wished me to take a twelve month's spell from lacing lest I should overstrain tnyself; he was always most anxious in that respect, and I wisely took his advice, and by means of the rest got thoroughly well set up and matured. Many a rising athlete goes to pieces lust at this critical time by overworking his powers before the framework of the body has got properly set. Of course, during my rest I kept up my practice, so as not to rust, but on the whole I had just then a very quiet time of it. I now took to rowing in wagar boats for the first time, and on the 2nd January, 1888, rowed my first race in one at my birthplace, Grafton. The following entered for the race :—Hanlan, scratch; C. Neilson, 3 lengths start; W. Hearn, the New Zealand champion, 4 lengths start; and myself, who received seven lengths. We all paddled to the scratch and got to our moorings, when, just as the flag was about to fall, Hanlan says, "I guess I won't start; I don't feel well," and off he went a quarter of a mile ahead of us all, determined to see the race if he did not take part in it. I thus missed an opportunity of trying what I could do with the redoubtable Canadian. We got the signal, and off we went at rattling pace. I kept my distance throughout, and won, by just the number of lengths I had received. low I wished Hanlan had rowed. The race was errific struggle for a mile between Nelson and ^lf, but I pulled through at the finish, on was second. r this race I took a trip to Sydney, 305 ?n,1. ">m the Clarence River, with letters of JQtrOL knowdou to various gentlemen who were nculliugtake a great interest in Australian Mr Neil there ior the first time met my friend down to terson- I told him I bad come with his J I could do a little rowing, and, be could ge kindness, he said be would see if io my towintch on for me. This resulted the cbamplOnst Wulf for JE100 a-side over 1 won easily. '>une on the Paramatta River. same course ifprtnight later I met on the This was the bariansbury for L100 a-side. life After the siCe I ever rowed in my to get in first, beatl struggle I jukt managed 3 miles 330 yards in records, for I did the was the fastest race elutes 53 seconds. This River. I had had qured ou the Paramatta heartily glad when i Rugli of it, and was mile and a half we were the post. For a iD every muscle to get ^el, and strain- Stauabury is only 22, a yen one another. aud scales 121t 2ib when her than I am, it may be iargigied h9 )ion; so that against. ç to row In the September of the same year I rowed over the same course against C. Neilson for JE200 a-side, and won rather easily. A fortnight later I rowed W. Hughes at Newcastle, Hunter River, lor JBlOO a-side, and allowing him ten seconds' start. The day was very rough, and when we had gone about half a mile my boat sprung a leak and began to fill rapidly so that I had to make the best use of my time to get ;to the post. I need scarcely say that I did so, but just bafore getting home the plug flew out of my boat, and 1 was compelled to take off my cap to stuff up the hole with. I got home twelve lengths to the good, but only just in time for all that, for just as the boat was passed my boat went down below the water-line, and I alone remained visible. I was now matched against Peter Kemp, the champion sculler of the world, over the championship course of tho Para- matta river. We rowed October 28th, 1888, and a great day that was for me, for, after a pretty good race for a mile, I went ahead, and when the post was passed I was left in the proud position of champion, and the dreams of my early boyhood had come true. Of course I do not pretend to give all the races I b a ve row?d-' to-do liG I should require to refer to papers for dates and particulars but I have jotted down such as are most likely to interest the public. In December I rowed at a great regatta at Brisbane for prizes of 2500, JB200, and JBIOO. Among the competitors were Kemp, Beach, Neilson, Stansbury, Neil Matterson, McLear, and others. After three or four day's racing Matterson, Kemp, and myself were left infor the final, and we finished in reversed order; I first, then Komp, and Matterson third. The Americans now talked a lot of sending someone ever to beat me; aud a match was made between Teemer and myself. But it came to nothing, as Teemer did not row, and paid forfeit, the JB100 deposit. See- iug there was now no opportunity of getting on a match at home, I thought I would come to Eng- land, and so accepted the challenge of O'Connor, the Canadian champion, to row on the Thames. I came over accompanied by my friends, Messrs Crane, Carter, and Matterson. Mr Crane acted for my chief supporters, Messrs T. and J. Spencer, who were prevented by business reasons, from coming over with me. No sculler has had warmer, stauncher, and truer friends than I have had-no expeneo and trouble has ever been spared by them to get me fit and-into winning form. For my race with O'Connor I was trained by NeiL Matterson, Mr Crane also superintending the preparations. I don't think they found me very troublesome, for I always make a point when I have a race on to go in for it thoroughly. In short, I like to attend to my work. My traiuingo system is as follows:—Rise about six or six- thirty, and strike dumb-bells for about ten minutes, then for a two-mile run on an egg and sherry and a biscuit; breakfast at eight, that meal consisting of a stoak or chop, eggs, toast, and tea. After breakfast, as after every meal, I take a rest; then I go a six-mile walk, and at eleven start for a five or six-mile row. Dinner at one p.m. At that meal I take roast meat, fowl, plenty of cabbage or cauliflower, but no potatoes custards and jelly, but no pastry, and plenty of fruit. After about an hour's rest f I take a four-mile walk, and a three or four-mile row, according to my average weight; if I am a bit too heavy I take a little extra work, if in good weight I take things more leisurely. I have tea at six o'clock, and take a[steak, or stewed fowl, grilled pigeon, or boiled turkey; then another six or seven miles on foot, have a few minutes moro with the dumb-bells and then to bed at 10 p.m. Three days before the race I knock off all luxuries in the way of custards, fruit, &c. I like my food well done, and cannot eat anything that is underdone, so that the raw steak training has no attraction for me, and, in fact, I consider it an altogether superfluous article. On the morning or afternoon of a race I have a .chicken, some toast, and just enough tea to quench my thirst, about four hours before the start, and nothing else until it is over. In my race with O'Conuor I had nothing to eat or drink for a good four hours before, only just as I got into my boat I rinsed out my mouth with a little water. I looked upon O'Connor as a first-rate bculler, and I knew I should have all my work cut out to beat him, and so I told my friends, He rows a good scientific stroke, but dees not reach out as far or use his back as much as I do. But for all that he can get along at a terrific pace, and tie gave me a terrible shaking up aa far as Hammersmith. I felt all the way there that the raca was to be iought out every inch, but after passing Hammersmith Bridge I felt I was safe, and that the victory was in my grasp, bar accidents. After I caught him up, for at the start be got away from me and Jed for nearly a quarter of a mile, we rowed level, stroke and stroke, for half a mile, then I forged ahead a little, but O'Connor spurted gamely, and again succeeded in leading me, in my judgineut, by half a length I then spurted and pulled my hardest, and after a long struggle I succeeded in obtaining a slight advantage over him, and after that be never came up to me again. Though I held him in hand after Hammersmith it was by no means an easy race, and I was putting backbone into my stroke r until I passed the winning post. O'Connor and his supporters are thorough and upright sportsmen, and we had a fair race, and no favour. Though a better course there might be in some respects than the Putney to Mortlake course, there is none in the world where a fairer race may be rowed. I shall always feel grateful for the handsome way I have,been received in the old country, my only-regret being that I have had no opportunity of-meeting an English sculler on English waters. I close with the remark that I hope, until England wins back the championship, it may remain in Australian hands.
THE POOR AND DIVORCE. IA young woman, who looked less than, her stated age (22), asked Mr Bros, at DalBton police- court on Thursday,for a divorce from her husband. He ill-treated her, kept har and her two childreu short of money, and had committed adultery, as would be proved by a young woman,—Mr Bros I cannot grant you a divorce but if your hus- band does not supply you with sufficient for the necessities of yourself and children go to the re- lieving officer, and If he assaults you come here, and complain but I cannot grant you a divorce. At Westminster police-court a man, who stated that ho was employed at 'South Kensington Museum, asked &lr Biron to assist hiin to obtaiu a legal separation from his wife, who had been away from him eleven mouths, and was living with another man.—Mr Biron: You must go to the Divorce Court.—Applicant: I have not the means. My wife sends her followers to-annoy me, and the police have had to interfere tp » certain extent. -]Sir Biron If she has committed adultery you are not bound to maintain her. If she molests you in any way I might help you, perhaps.—Applicant: I want to get a separation.—Mr Biron Then, my friend, you cannot get it here. What put it in your head that you could ? It seems a very popular mistake. You must go to the Divorce Court.— Applicant, who seemed much surprised' at what he was told, then retired,*