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SATURDAY, OCTOBER S, 1889.

"STOP AR 3UXIO SASNEQ."

ANOTHER MISTAKE.

TOOTH EXTBACTipN, JRXTKAORDINAKT,

A TIP FOR THE DOCTORS.

A LETTER STAMPING MACHINE.

A GRIEVANCE.

THE TAFF YALE RAILWAY AND…

THE LANDORE VIADUCT,

BARRY ESTATE COMPANY, LIMITED.

EAST GLAMORGAN LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.

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LONDON LETTER. (FROM OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.) SPECIALLY WIRED. LONDON, Friday Night. INTERNATIONAL COMPLICATIONS. If a report which reaches our Foreign Office from Berlin be true, Russia ha* Just effected a stroke of business calculated to create much uneasiness in the councils of the Triple Alliance. It will be remembered that early in the summer the Czar went out of bis way to pay court to the Prince of Montenegro, whom be styled bis best friend. People wondered what this sudden development of triendship for the little principality might portend. Now the secret is out. It is stated that during bis visit to St Petersburg, the Prince of Montenegro concluded a convention with the Czar in accordance with which a portion of the Bay of Antivari has been ceded to Russia, A large sum in cash was paid down, and Russia will forthwith proceed to establish in the bay a fortihed seaport and naval depdt. This acquisition considerably changes the position of Russia in the Mediter- ranean. Now sbe will have a naval depot, entirely free from the restrictions which environ the Black Sea. She will b3 close to the Austrian frontier, with a clear run into the Mediterranean whenever necessity may arise. Should the report be confirmed and this congenial Russian enterprise be carried out, it will necessi- tate considerable increase of the armaments of England and Austria, whose ports and arsenals would be exposed at any time to a coup de main on the part of Russia. A SEQUEL TO THB STRIKJ. An immense number of legal actions are pend- ing arising out of the strike. There is scarcely a large commercial firm in London which did not suffer loss owing to the impossibility of fulfilling their contracts. Demurrage, in particular, is a formidable item in the accounts of many firms through tha month of September. The question is whether the strike was an influence of so abnormal a character as to set "aside the ordinary responsibility for demurrage, and other consequences of unfulfilled contracts. Claims have beeu sent in various quarters by wholesale, and have in most cases been met by refusal to pay. Up to the present time no action has been entered, everybody apparently waiting for someone else to test the case in a court of law. It is probable that test cases for the various issues raised will in a short time be selected, and fought out. before the judges. COAL PRIors. It is a curious fact that the reduction, of the coal tax, as a preliminary to its abolition, has been immediately followed by a distinct rise in the price of coal. Best Wallsend is selling in London to-day at 25s a ton, a rise of from two to three shillings within the pastv two months. The explanation given of the added charge is that it has been found necessary to increase the wagas of the colliers. It is true that in most districts wages have gone up, probably to the average extent of 10 per ceut. But it is difficult to see how that can send up the price of cual 2 or 33 a ton. The colliers' wages, taking them all round, would pro- bably be 25 a week an advance of 10 per cent. is equal to an additional 2; 6d per man per week. If the collier's average work was the production of a ton of coal per week, the rise .would be just accounted for; but I am informed that a collier's week's work averages about 30 tons, his in- creased wages of 2s 6d a week being, therefore, equal to a penny on each ton of coal. Why London should pay 36 pennies, or even 24 pennies, additional is one cf those things no householder can make out. EMIGRATION. Amongst the manifold work now on his hands, Lord Brassey is concerned with a company of capitalists in the effort to solve the question of assisted emigration. The company have just pur- chased wide stretches of land in Canada, intending to settle thereon a colony of British labourers. Whilst the. undertaking is based on sound commercial principles, it is ex- pected that it will do something to relieve tho labour market here, and it may be the forerunner of a much more extended system. AN AWKWARD MISTAKE. A good story comes home about Lady Carring- ton, wife of the popular Governor of New Soatb Wales. A South Australian magnate from the country called one day at Government House. He gave his name to the footman, but said he would run upstairs unannounced, and "give his lordship a surprise." Running up the stairs two at a time, be met at the top a ueatly-dressed young woman, who he thought was about the style of person that the represen- tative of a great Sovereign would have as a house- maid. So he chucked her under the chin, pressed half-a-crown into her hand, and said, Which room is Lord Carrington in?" The "housemaid led the way along the passage, and, opening the door of Lord Carrington's study, said, Bob, here's a gentleman come to see you, and," opening her hand, shewing the coin, he's given me half-a-crown to shew him where you are." A FLORAL DISCOVERT. A French paper, Les Mondes, give3 a fascinating account of a newly-discovered flower of which rumours have from time to time reached the ears of floriculturists. It is called the snow flower, and is said to have been discovered by Count Anthoskoff in the most northern portion of Siberia, where the ground is continually covered with frost. This wonderful object shoots forth from the frozen soil only on the first day of each succeeding year. It shines for but a single day, then resolves to its original elements. The leaves are three in num- ber, aud each about three inches in diameter. They are developed only on that tside of the stem toward the north, and each seems covered with microscopic crystals of snow. The flower when it opens is star. shaped, its petals of the same length as the leaves, and is about an inch in width. Ou the third day the extremities, which are five in number, show minute glistening specks, like diamonds, about the size of a pin's head, which are the seeds of this wonder ul flower. Antboskoff collected some of these seeds, and carried tbem with him to St Petersburg. They were placed in a pot of snow, where they remained for some time. On the 1st of the following January the miracu- lous snow flower burst through its icy covering, and displayed its beauties to the wondering Russian royalty. THE ARTS AND CRAFTS EXHIBITION. To-morrow is the private view, at the :New Gallery, of the annual exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Society. This ia the second show, and it takes place under very promising circumstances. When the first exhibition was projected last year the society were largely dependent upon well- known artists like Mr Burne Jones. They had a fair sprinkling of the work of obscure craftsmen, which it is their principal object to bring into view, but it was a new depar- ture, very little known, and the British crafts- man did not readily take it. This yuar a long stride forward has been taken. A very large number of exhibits have been forwarded from working artists and craftsmen of both sexes, and have been displayed under the skilful direction of Mr Walter Crane. Arrangements have been made in connection with the exhibition for the delivery of a course of lectures. William Morris is to lecture on "Gothic Architecture Henry Holiday on Stained Glass;" Cobden Sanderson on "The Decoration of Bound Books Lewis Day on "Ornament;" and Walter Crane on "Design and Expression." The lectures will 'follow on successive Thursdays after the 7th of November. The lectures will be given in the north gallery, after which all the. galleries will be thrown open and will remain open till eleven o'clock. Last year the society—in taking the new gallery for their show—made an arrangement by which half the nett profits were shared with the proprietors of the gallery. Contrary to expectations, the show turned out a pecuniary success, and this year they are running it themselves.

MR STANLEY.

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DISASTER AT SEA.

AUTOCRATIC RUSSIA.

MR GLADSTONE AND THE TRIPLE…

M. ZOLA ON PRESIDENT CARNOT.

THE LOSS OF H.M.S. LILY.

ANOTHER RAILWAY CATASTROPHE.

TELEPHONE IN GERMANY.

MRS MAYBRICK'S CASE.

THE DUMFRIES SCANDAL.

WEATHER FORECAST. \!

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THE MANUFACTURE OF TIN PLATES.