1 LORD HARTINGTON IN j SCOTLAND, SPEECH ON THE IRISH QUESTION. Lord Hartington, speaking at Stirling last blht, said it was in Scotland that be first advocated the present Unionist alliance, and the conduct ot the Opposition since bad been to emphasize that advice, and to urge that The alliance with the Conservatives should be llteadfastly maintained, He proceeded to show bow strong the Unionist, position is, and how far from final defeat they would be even in the con- tiDgency of one general election going against them, In that event the Unionists would, 08 the production of a new Home Rule Bii:, be justified in submitting it to the most searching criticism, because of their knowledge of the sentiments entertained by the Irish representatives unfriendly to the prosperity and greatness of the United Kingdom, because 01 their obligations to protect the in- twests of the Protestant minority, and because of their belief that a scheme of Home Rule for Ireland was unworkable either With Irish members included or excluded from Westminster. Until Mr Gladstone and his lieutenants showed the Country what now their plan of Home Rule was, and how its authority was to be enforced, the Unionists were justified in upholding the existing Government and the law. He drew a wide distinction between Irish. Home ttule and Imperial Federation, saying the latter was to eunoble, not to belittle the empire. Imperial Federation was a great idea, and he was not the oua to say a word against it; but of Irish Home Rule he said that, while Ireland was enti- tled to all the privileges of England and Scotland, Ireland was not to be politically predominant.
MR GLADSTONE. Mr Gladstone's health was so much improved yesterday that, tempted by the mild weather, he talked through the village of Hawardea with Lady F. Cavendish, and inspected the free library be has given Hawarden.
i MR LABOUCHERE ON MR CHAMBERLAIN. THE QUONDAM RADICAL "PATRO- NISED BY THE MOBILITY." Mr Labouchere, M.P., on Thursday addressed a meeting which had Ueen called at Bexhill, in Sussex, by Viscountess Maidstone and others in support of Home Rule in Ireland. Lord i^rassey supported a resolution declaring that Home Rule was the only remedy for the troubles of Ireland. Mr Labouchere, referring to Mr Chamberlain's speeches, said the one great object of the tight hon. gentleman-seemed to be to introduce himself and his family to the aristocracy uf England, He was like one of the troupe of acrobats who traded on the motto patronised by the nobility and gentry."gMr Chamberlaiu had attained that am- bition, but it was a small one and as he bad betrayed his party he might betray others. In that case he would fall between two stools, und find his party ultimately consist only of Mr Chamberlain and his family. Mr Chamberlain was looking about for anothet name for his party. He (Mr Labouchere) thouglir perhaps they might be called the Joeites but a better name would be Juaites. During the course of his speech Mr Labouchere created much amusement by saying that he liked to be at a meeting of Conservatives in order to enlighten them. Mr Labouchere has been staying for some time at Woodsgate, a country residence which has been leased to Viscountess Maidstone, herself a Con- servative, but also a Home Ruler, and it was at one time intended to hold the meeting in the grounds of the house. The owner objected, and ultimately the meeting was held in the Victoria Ball.
SIR JOHN JENKINS ON IRISH POLITICS. At a meeting sparsely attended, convened Sudor the auspices of the London Liberal Unionist Association, held at the Congregational Cbapel, Cwmbwrla, on Friday evening, Sir John Jenkins In proposing a vote of thanks to the Rev Mr I'owles, said the question of Home Rule would never have attained the prominence it had if Mr Gladstone had not turned so rapidly. lie should not reiterate the reason bo turned round, for they all knew well that it was with a view of gaining the votes of 86 Irishmen in the House, and he believed that had Mr Gladstone had a sufficient majority according to his own views and convictions, to carry on the business of the country, we should never have heard about this Home Rule question. He pro- ceeded to ask what was the policy of the Glad- stonians, and said while Mr Gladstone had referrred them to bis Singleton speech, he ventured to say, without fear nf contradiction, that they could not Rain anything from it that would enlighten their minds as to what he would do in the future in the way of Home Rule, or anything that modified in the slightest degree the bill of 1856, He (Sir John) did not believe Mr Balfour made the proposal to endow a Catholic university seriously, and if he did, he certainly would not have any Members of the Liberal Unionist party as his supporters. Judging from the Speeches of Mr Michael Davitt and Mr .Justiu McCarthy, however, if Home Rula were •^ply granted, they would soon have not only a Catholic university in Ireland, but a State church. These were some reforms necassary in Ireland, and one might be the giving: to the Irish the control of the police. Possibly they had not shown that they could be trusted with this con- trol, but be bad always held the view that he would for a time trust them with it, and if they failed then there would be reasonable oppor- tunity to withhold the power. He would, Reuerally, give them much larger power of Managing their own affairs than in the past.
NORTH BUCKS. The nomination of candidates for the vacant Jeat took place at Buckingham yesterday. The Sandidates nominated were Mr Evelyn Hubbard .Conservative) and Captain E. H. Veruey, R.N. Gladstonian Liberal). The polling will tako place ')u the 11th inst, and the result is expected to be ttiade known about noon next day. PREVIOUS ELECTIONS. 1885. I 1886. Verney (L.) b,tb2 Hon. Eeerton Hub- Wilson (C.) <t,W)o bard (C ) 4,460 Capt.E.fl. Verney (L.) ^389 Liberal majority. I,4b6 Conservative majority 71 Population, 56,928. Electorate. 11,307.
ELGIN AND NAIRN. Both parties in Elgin and Nairn are Confident of victory at Tuesday's poll, but observant poli- ticians declare it is impossible to say how the election will go. During the three days which now intervene before the polling no fewer than 30 meetings are announced to be held. Both .idt\3 are well supplied with speakers.
PETERBOROUGH, The contest was resumed yesterday with renewed vigour after a temporary suspension on account of the stock fair. Both parties held several meetings. Mr Powell Williams and Mrs Richardson (alJ Irish lady) ch»muioned the Unionist cause, while Mr T. P. O'Connor, Dr G. B. Clark, Lady Sandhurst, and Mr Byles (of Bradford) f-poko for the Liberal candidate. The Arrangements for the polling are now complete. On Saturday, which will practically be the eve of the election, the Unionists have arranged for a leries of moetings in all parts of the coastituency,
A SCOTCH M.P, IN A COAL MINE. Mr Augustine Birrell, the member for the tvestern Division of Fife, in the course of the week has visited Townhill Colliery, Dunfermline, and descended one of the weighs, accompanied by the underground overman and some friends. He made a complete tour of one of the sections of the workings. At the coal face be met many of "rbis most ardent supporters, and be chatted freely on political and other questions. In rinswer to questibns Mr Birrell declared frankly ibat his visit to the mine convinced him more tirmly of the justice of an eight hours' working day for miners. At several points in the dreary mine Mr Birrell's reception took the form of an ovation. At every turn the trappers and pony drivers bad appropriate mottoes written nn the trapdoors and sides of the travelling roads. One of the mottoes read as follows Welcome to the popular member for Wet Fife. His voice will yet be heard in the House of Commons," ■while on another he was referred to aB The imember for the miners." Mr Birrell states that the stooping was the greatest discomfort be felt in the mine.
CONFERENCE ON SLAVERY. The Press Association understands that the European Conference upon slavery, particularly with regard to the African Coast, will meet in Brussels in about a fortnight. Mr 15. W. Wylde, of the consular department of the Foreign Office, has been appointed one of the British delegates at the conference.
CLERGYMEN'S ItlGHTS TO VOTE. An important decision regarding the clergy and their right to vote has been given by the revising barrister for the Harborough Division of Leicester- shire. Objection was lodged against the claim of tbp Rev Martin Reed, vicar of Trinity Church, Leicester. Mr Reed claimed the freehold of the church, seeing that be, as vicar, received the whole of the pew rents and fees. He added that this was a pariah church, that there were over 500 free seats, and that the whole of his income \Vas derived from pew rents and fees. Mr Coppack Contended that the freehold of the church was ,Te«ted in the parishioners and not in the vicar, was only appointed for life, and every ha"* ner was entitled to a seat in the church. The i rrister held that the mere appointment of a for life did not vest him with the free- J.I „ '^e church. He held that the payment of tne pew rents to the vicar carried with it a right to the freehold in the land. There being this interest in the freehold of the land, he would allow the vote and mark the register, Freehold interest m Trinity Church." A number of other I similar Cfteea were decided in the same way, j
THE BRIGHTON TRAGEDY. A inquest was held last night at Brighton into the circumstances attending the death of Mrs Bullock, who was murdered by her husband, and also on the body of the latter. The mother of the deceased woman said the parties had been married two years last March, and had lived at the Railway Hotel, Twickenham. He was jealous of bis wife, and treated her unkindly. The letter found on the body of Bullock stated that he left everything to bis boy, and as his wife wohld not live with him, they would die together, He had nearly £ 200 in Bank of England notes upon him. Verdict, Wilful murder and suicide." Some five weeks ago the deceased man Bullock was summoned before the Croydon borough magistrates for threatening Miss Hepwortb, his sister-in-law, with a loaded revolver at Canter- bury-road, Croydon. The case was beard on August 28th, and resulted in a mutual agreement that deceased be bound over to keep the peace. It was pleaded that the revolver was not loaded, but it is stated that the true facts have only just transpired. The revolver was fully loaded, and Bullock held it close to Miss Hepworth's temple for a quarter of an hour, threatening to pull the trigger unless she disclosed the where- abouts of her sister, bi9 wife.—Mr Dennis, deceased's solicitor, describes Bullock as very excitable. He always carried firearms. Bullock was exceedingly stout, and nearly 70 years of ago, while his wifo was 32. His disposition was par- ticularly jealous, and in consequence the marriage was shorn of all happiness. There were no children of the marriage. In consequence of repeated threats on her life, Mrs Bullock left London for Croydon, where she stayed with ber mother; but hearing that her husband was following her, she removed to Brighton, and was preparing to proceed to Jersey when her husband appeared and took both her life and his own.
ANOTHER CLUB RAID. The G Division of Police yesterday afternoon made a raid upon the East Finsbury Club, in Goswell-road, London, and seized a quantity of betting books and other materials used in gam- bling. There were seventy in the club,all of whose names and addresses were taken, Frank and Edward Grimm, keepers of the club William Brook, club clerk David Crick, bar keeper and Joseph Manning, door-keeper, were removed in custody to OJd-street police-station, and will be brought up this morni-ng at Clerkenwell police- court,
A CLERICAL SCANDAL. ALLEGED ELOPEMENT OF A CLERGYMAN. A telegram from Derby says a clergyman who holds a living about three miles from there is re- ported to have eloped with a young girl who was formerly in his service, and for whom he has latterly exhibited great regard. The reverend gentleman is a married man with four children, and his affection for the girl, which he took no pains to conceal, created groat scandal. It is stated that the pair are now in America.
OUTRAGE BY SOLDIERS. A FLEETWOOD SOLTCITOR AND A LADY GARROTTED AND ROBBED. Two privates of the 9'.h Lancers named William Harvey and James Wirill were charged before Dr Ramsay, at Fleetwood, with having assaulted and robbed Mr J. H. Kean, solicitor, of Fleetwood. On Saturday afternoon, Mr Kean, accompanied by Miss A. Gaulter, was walking along the shore in the vicinity of the barracks when the prisoners came up and demanded money. Mr Kean refused to give them anything, and Wirill thereupon threw him down, knelt on his breast, and commenced to throttle him. Tha other prisoner seized Miss Gaulter round her waist and held his hand over her mouth, gagging her. Mr Kean struggled hard to free himself, but Wirill, a big, powerful fellow, held him and threatened to kill him if he did not receive a sovereign. Mr Kean bad not a sovereign in bis possession, but, fearing further violence, he gave the prisoner-, 7< SJ. This amount did not sntisfy the prisoners, and they compelled Mr K"an to deliver up his watch. They then ran towards the barracks, entering them by a back road through a potato field. Mr Kean followed, and reported the assault to the officer in charge, and the detachment being paraded, the prisoners were at once pointed out. Boti prisoners there- upon ran at Mr Kean and knocked him down. They were secured and handed over to the police, and the watch and money were recorered. They were committed for trial,
A GRUESOME'DISCOVERY. The Star says that the band of a lady was found in the dust-bin of a. clergyman's house at Rutland Gate, W., on Thursday afternoon. It was sub- mitted to the examination of competent medical men, who declared emphatically that it was the hand of a lady, and had been a very beautiful and delicate one. It bad been wrapped in a gauzi- like material, parts of which still adhered to the flesh. There were quite recent signs of decom- position. Enquiries were instituted at the house of the rev gentleman, and it came out that the mysterious hand was that of a mummy several thousand years old. The police are said to be investigating these possibilities, but it seems established beyond doubt that the hand came into the dust-bin by accident or clumsiness.
FLOODS IN GERMANY. [CENTRAL NIlWS TELKQFAM.L BIRLIN, Friday Evening.-lu consequence of the almost incessant rain of the last few days the rivers Bober and Zacken have overflowed their banks, and the towns of Sprottan and Hirsch- berg are partially submerged.
NEW YORK PRICES, [RKUTKR'S TELlfGIIAM.1 NEW YORK, Friday,-Money tight. Stocks opened weak and lower, and further fell off during the day. The market after mid-day rallied, and closed dull, but firm. Cotton steady. Petroleum quiet, but steady, Lard-firmer ten- dency. Wheat and flour firm, but quiet. Corn —exporters buying largely. Sugar quiet and weak. Coffee easier. Tin firm, but quiet. Iron firm and active. GOVERNMENT 13ONDS AND RAILWAY SHARKS. quotations Oct, 4 Oct. 3 Call Money, U.S. Gov. Bond* 4 p. b v c Ditto, other Securities 4 p r 5 !• c xchange on London, 60 days' sigh'. 4.t2i 4 83 Ditto. Cable Transfers 453 4 B8J Exchange on Paris, 60 days' sight &.21I 5*211 Exchange on Berlin, Ditto. "44? Four per Cent. U.S. Funded Loan l\l 127 Western Union Telegraph Shares E4S Canada Southern Shares „ ^31 Canadian Pacific 71 7of Central of New Jersey 127.t 1?7.t Central Pacific Shares 341 343 Chicago Nortb.We' 113i 1121 Cilicapo N. Western Preferred.. 140 141 lucago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul 728 71J j/elaware, Lackawana, & Western 145a j44i Denver & Rio Grande Shares. 182 373 Illinois Central 116 215a take Shore & Aiielligall boutberij 105. lt,5 Louisville & Nashville Shares na 78 Michigan Central Shares gij 92j Missouri, Kansas, and Texas 12 12 New York Central & Hudson River 107i 107 New York, Lake Erie, & Western 2Si 29 Ditto. Second Mortgage Bonds jusi 1031 New York, Ontario & IVesterii,Ord 19 181 Northern Pacific, Common- 31& 31 j Northern Pacific, Preferred 73$733 Norfolk AWesteruPief. Shares.. b6 &6| Ohio and Mississippi, Ord. Shares 22; 22i Oregon & Transcon. Common Sli. 12J 32i PjunsylTania and Philadelphia. 64, b41 Philadelphia and Reading Shares 4Si 446 -st Louis dt San Francisco First Pret 110 liOj Ditto San Francisco Preference 58. to Ditto San Francisco Common^ 25i Union Pacific Shares fcli MI Wabash, St. Louis, & Pacific. I64 11 Wabash, St. Louis, Jrc., Pref. Srs. 31 j 31J COTTON AND PRCDVCS MARKET. Cotton, day's receipts at U.S.ports 48,000 34 000 Cotton, day"sexport to Gt. Bnt'n. 33,000 4'00o Cotton, day s expt. to Continent.. b,000 4 000 Cotton futures, Nov. delivery 106 10.00 Cotton futures, Jan. (ieiivery 10.0 10 0 Cotton, middlingupland New York 1 101 Cotton middling New Orleans 10 10 Petroleum, crude at New York 7.55 7.b5 Petroleum, sta'daid white,N.York 7.5 7.0 Petroleum,st d white.Pmiadelphia 7.6 7^0 Petroleum, Pipe Lino Certificates. 99 98, Spirits of Turpentine 4g qgj Lard, Wilcox' Spot e.60 6-574 Lard futures,Sept. delivery. „ 10.46 10.4^, Lard, Fairbanks 7.95 7 95 Copper, Oct. 10.40 10,10 Tallow, Prime City 4: 4i Sugar, fair retlning Muscovados 5yie 50/ Corn, New mixed Western Spot.. 40* 4^ ^orn futures Nov 40^ Corn futures Dec 41^ ^Jpring Wheat, No. 2, spot 89 §9 "heat, red winter, on the spot..» 86J 55a Wheat, delivery Nov. £ 6j Wheat, delivery Jaa. b8| £ 8a •.Coffee, fair Rio 19i 19# Coffee. Rood Rio 193 20 Coffee, Rio, No. 7. Low Ord. Nov. lb.55^. 15.75 offee, Ditto. Jan. delivery 15.50 15.7b Flour, ex. State Shipping brands 2.85— 3.0J 2.80-3.00 Iron No. I Coltness 23.25 23.25 Tin, Australian 10.20 20.3b Freight Grain Liverpool steamer? 5d I bd Kr "htGrain steamer toLondon.. 5d Bid Freight ^'Dtioa t" j.iverviooi ±
THE AMERICAN WHEAT MARKET. Messrs Jones. Kennett, and Hopkins. of London, received the following cablegram from New York on Friday nightThe wheat market opened quiet and inactive, but subsequently firmed. The market again reacted, the export demand being small, and' receipts small. There was an almost featureless market, which closed quiec, at a slicht advance of i of a. cent for the December option. Purchases for ex- portWheat, 3,000 qrs. Clearances (as posted to- day) from four Atlantic ports Wheat, 1,000 ars. • corn, 13,000 qrs. flour, 52,000 barrels.
A DANGEROUS CHILD. Quite a sensation has been created by the arrival at one of the Paris hospitals of a party of peasants, conducting a little boy, twelve years of age, enveloped in a thick blanket—prisoned, as to bis arms, with chains fastened by a couple of enormous padlocks, and covered as to his face with a sort of mask, also carefully secured. The unfor- tunate child, who comes from a village in the Department of the Marne, was bitten by a dog a fortnight ago, and on Tuesday, while playing with some of the local urchins, he told them to run away or he would bite them. This was enough for the villagers, who, panic-stricken at the bare thought that the boy might be afflicted with rabies, approached stealthily, threw a blanket over him, and then bound him securely in the manner described. The unlucky child not only presented a most grotesque appearance, but was quite famished into the bargain, and scon he was imbibing cups of good milk one after the other, and devouring solid food in the most reassuring style. He is retained at the hospital, but the idea prevails that the whole* thing has been a false alarm. If the little fellow intended to scare his companions for fun be has certainly paid rather dearly for the jjke.
THE BURY MURDER, Yesterday the inquest on the body of the man Gordon wasresumed,and various police constables were called to give evidence as to the arrest. It was said the prisoner pointed out the key of the wardrobe among the keys taken from him at the police (,ffice without being directly asked.—Dr Mitchell, recalled, swore to the blood stains on the prisoner's trousers.—The prisoner then, before the inquest was over, was taken to the police-court for examination before the magistrate. The coroner summed up after the examination of several other witnesses as to the prisoner's proceedings on the night of Wednesday. The jury then retired, and after 14 minutes absence returned a verdict of "Wilful murder" against William Dukes, who was committed for trial at the assizes.
ALLEGED FRAUD BY ATHLETES. The charge against Walter Jones and Oliver Barnes, lately members of the Bristol Harriers, of conspiracy to defraud the committee of the Stourbridge Football Club of the prize in the mile race at Stourbridge athletic sports, was in- vestigated yesterday at Stourbridge. The prosecu- tion called evidence to show that Jones entered for the race, but Barnes got the benefit of the handicapping, and ran in Jones's name and won. The prisoners were committed for trial. The pro- secution was taken up by the Amateur Athletic Association, and it i, exciting much interest in amateur athletic eirelex.
LOST ON THEKYLES OF BUTE Mr Andrews, Q.C., of Dublin, a well-known membar of the Irish bar, who is spending the vacation in Scotland, started for Tighnabruaith, Kyles of Bute, on Wednesday. As be did not return in the evening his alarmed friendsorganised search parties, who fruitlessly scoured the district for two days. On Thursday evening a blood- hound was set to work with no better success. Yesterday afternoon, however, one of the search parties found fthe missing Lentleman's hat and stick, and an hour later found Mr Andrews him- self, who, it seemed, bad lost his way, Although considerably exhausted. Mr Audrews was able to walk home.
ZADKIEL AT IT AGAIN. The modern representative of Partridge, the Almanack maker," who veils his identity under the mystic name of "Zadkiel." is once more in the field with a sixpenny pamphlet brimful of prophecies for the coming new year. For sixty years has this astrological seer raised his voice in our midst—at least, this is the almanack's 60th year of publication, eo that ho may claim to be of older standing than tbo once renowned Murphy, who, in the early days of what Mr Furnival delights in calling the Victorian age, was alarming the British public by warnings of ter- ribly cold days. Zadkiel, however, is no mere weather prophet. Meteorology claims bis attention in a sorb of retail fashion but hi, wholesale dealings are with blight and famine, plague and earthquake, roaring deeps, and fiery woods, He concerns himself much, tboubg, after his habit, in a provokingly vague way, with the health and well-being of the Tuar, the Comte fdo Paris, the Sultan, and like high and mighty personages and he appears last year to have made one lucky .hit about the Duke of Edinburgh's attack of fever at all events, ha warned "our sailor Prince" (we have several sailor princes, but this is, perhaps, near enough for an astrological prophet) to avoid staying in unhealthy places just about the time of his attack. The worst of it is that we bear nothing about the things that Zadkiel did not predict, nor about the things which, though he did predict them, did not come to pass. Not that it would be very easy to convict Zadkiel of false prophecy. When he tells us, for example, that the Tsar wiil be "in danger "-as if the Tsar is ever out of danger-or that" single ladies whose birthdays fall about a I certain time will receive offers of marriage and presents,he baa as clearly at an advantage.
THE PROTOTYPE OF "SMIKE." A toyshop-keeper of Bury St. Edmunds pro- fesses to be the original of "Smike," at Dothe- boys Hall, in "Nicholas Nickleby." At all events, the sad experiences of bis own early life "are suggestively similar to those narrated in the famous novel. Mr Johnson was not aware that he had thus been immortalised until ten years ago, and it was owing to his'own stories of early life that a follow townsman told him about Dickens's work and gave him a copy to read. We are uot sur- prised to learn that the novelist has not chronicled all that occurred at Dothebnys Hall with prosaic adhesion to f act, There was pood deal of fiction thrown in by way of padding." But the boys were underfed and were otherwise harshly treated, and the famous basin of brimstone and treacle was a reality of whose medicinal virtues all had knowledge. It must have been some consolation to the boys that when the brimstone dish appeared they knew they would have a half- holiday. Of the intercourse between Squeers and Dickens Mr Johnson does not give very iprecise information. ,P
MILDNESS OF THE SEASON, Laburnums flowering in October, and in London, too I A correspondent forwards us (Daily Itlegraph) blossom gathered in Prince's- gardens from one of these pretty trees, which has been deceived by the clerk of the weather as to the time of year. And so, too, have violets and even snowdrops in the suburbs, while in sheltered spots the last rose of summer is not yet dead. All over England, East, West, North, aud South, crops are re- ported as being splendid. Corn, bay (meadow or clover), and roots of every description show that a good time has come for the farmer in the very year when a Minister of Agriculture has been appointed.
SWANSEA. No MAGISTRATES.—Oa Fridays there is very little magisterial business, and often none at all. Yesterday there was, however, a prisoner charged with a trivial oSence but there were no magis- trates to try him. Tbe f.^WD was scoured by detectives, but it was LO.&Qi before the second magistrate arrived. THE SWANSEA GAS CogrA.Ny.-The fifty- seventh half-yearly meeting bf the above com- pany was held on Friday afternoon, Mr T. Phillips, senr., presiding. The usual dividend was declared, and then the shareholders pro- ceeded to elect an auditor ifi the place of the late Mr T. Allen. There wesb several applicants. Mr Goss, was selected > MUMBLES LOCAL BOAP.D.Tlie fortnighly meet- ing was held on Thursday evpning, Mr Beor pre- siding. It was reported that several letters had pissed with respect to the drainage contract. The engineer (Mr Morgan Davies) said the contractors (Messrs Jenkins Brothers) were not entitled to detention money, and, further, he disallowed all claims for extras.—The Clerk'said the contractors refused to accept 21,000 in settlement, and unless they were paid in full they would at once enter an action for the recovery of the difierence.—Tbe Chairman said if they defended the action and won it the cost of doing sovwould be great; and even after all it was doubtful whether the matter would not be referred to arbitration, Under those circumstances he suggested that it would be better to suggest arbitration at once, and to ask the Swansea surveyor to nudqrtake the duty. It was eventually resolved to defer action till the next meeting, tbe attendance Rt Thursday's beinar very small.—It was suggested that if other attempts to get an extra policieman, stationed at the Mumbles failed, the police committee should be memorialised on the question.—Mr D. E. Michael resigned Iiiv membership of the board. GENERAL GRKNFELL's RECEPTION.—The arrange- mentll for the official reception to his native town of General Grenfell are approaching completion. His stay will be very brief, owing to the neces- sity for his departuro for Egypt on the 14th inst. —at least three weeks earlier than be anticipated —because of the suddenly arranged visit of tbe Prince of Wales to that country with the object of reviewing the troops, of which Gen. Grenfell is Sirdar. Sir Francis and Lady Grenfell will arrive at Swansea from Baglan Hall, Briton Ferry, at 4.5 p.m. on the 12th inst., and it is probable that he will be accompanied by Sir Evelyn Wood, V.C., and other distinguished friends. He will be received by the mayor and corporation in state, and, the National Anthem having been played, the mayor will present, and the town clerk will read, an address of welcome and congratulation, On leaving the station he will be accompanied by an nscoit of the Naval, 3rd Glamorgan, and 2nd V.B, Volunteers. The route to the Town-hall will be down High, Castle, and Wind streets, the mass bands playing "See, the Conquering Hero Comes and other airs. At the Town-hall the honorary freedom of the borough will be presented. The council of the Royal Institution may also present an address. This over, the Sirdar will proceed across the river to St. Thomas, where an address will be presented and another demonstration organised. In the evening the general will be entertained at a public banquet at the Royal Hotel. On SunJay the St. Thomas Bible Class will present to the Sirdar a Bible, and to Lady Greufell a handsome Church Service.
BRITON FERRY. VISIT CF THE EAHL ANI) COUNTES,9 OF JERSEY.— On Thursday afternoon the Earl of Jersey visited the national and board schools of the town, and presented all the standards with first and second prices for proficiency. The distinguished visitors were received at the school by Messrs J. Hill (chairman), J. Williams, Rev D. Lewis (vicar), H. Hughes, and W. Davies. The schools were well attended, and his lordship expressed much pleasure at the number present, and at the fact that they were in such a flourishing condition. He was delighted with the singing. His lordship promised a third priz-3 also for the next )oar. In the evening his lordship was initiated a member of the Villiers Lodge of Odd- fellows, and presented the lodge with £ 20, and a promise of an annual contribution. He also visited the Juvenile annual concert at Rehoboth Chapel, conducted by Mr John Thomas. The concert was excellently attended, and his lordship highly appreciated the singing.
ABERDARE. MINISTERIAL.—The Rev James Griffiths, of Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Llanelly, has received an unanimous call from the members of Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Aberdarn, to become their pastor in succession to the late Rev Dr Price. It is not known at present whothor Mr Griffiths will accept the important charge.
YSTRADMYNACH. CAPTAIN LINDSAY AND MA NEIGHBOURS.— Captain Morgan Lindsay, R.E., and Mrs Lind- say, on the occasion of their return home to the Ystradmynach mansion, where they are going to resido after their wedding tour, gave a recep- tion to the tenants on the Ytradmynach and Llanbradach estates and residents of the district. The guests were shown over the mansion, and inspected tbe very valuable wedding presents. The company afterwards adjourned to the hall, whoro wine and cake were served out to them,
RHONDDA VALLEY. THE WATER SUPPLY.-At a meeting of the Ystrad Local Board held on Friday, under the progidency of Councillor David Evans, the loedicai officer submitted a report of his analysis of the water supplied by the Pontypridd Water- workg Company. A specimen was shown to the members, who each examined it in turn, and from the iltatemeotll of the medical gentleman, it appeared that it contained decayed vegetable in-atter.-The Chairman remarked that he was very glad he was not obliged to use the t-ttiff.- It was agreed that the medical officer be author- ised to procure samples of the water and send them to an experienced analyst for further analv.gis.-The board considered the matter was of very great importance to the two valleys.-The Votrad Company, replying to a communication thøy bad received from the local board, said that they would, after the completion of the altera- tions or extension of their works, be able to supply the board with very nearly 1,000,000 gallons of purfl water per day, and that they would shortly apply to Parliament for further powers to extend their works.—On the motion of Alderman W. Jenkins the question as to what Course should be taken with reference to the application fcr further powers was put on the agenda lor con- sideration at the next meeting. LOCAT, BOARD.—A meeting of this board was held yesterday, under the presidency of Coun- cillor David Evaut;A latter was read respecting a proposed change of the name of Tonypandy to Llwynypia Post-office. It was stated that incon- sequence of the office being called Tonypandy, a great many letters and telegrams were delayed.— The Chairman observed ihat were the name changed a 'similar delay might occur, because letters for Tonypandy would then be sent to Llwynypia. He could not see that the alteration would remove the difficulty.-The question was adjourned fill the next meeting.—It was decided to adopt » 9 J rate for tlip ensuing six months. J\1rn RHOTPA CHAMBER OF TRADE. A largely-attended meeting of member? was held at the Coffee Tavern. Tonypandy, Mr George Knill, the postmaster, in the chair. At the out- set Mr Gale, the t;ecretary, reportbd that the Tnff Vale Company had consented to deliver parcelp free of charge from Llwynypia Station to the :„Cross Keys. It was recommended that action be taken with a view to getting a goods warehouse at Clydach Vale, its distance from Trealaw goods station (over two miles), its very heavy gradient, and large population rendering sucb imperative.-The Chairman reported that a petition having been sent up praying to have the postal name of Tonypandy altered so as to cor- respond with the railway station name, the Post- master-General bad referred the matter to him to place before some local autbority.-A motion was made to change the postal name Tonypandy to Llwynypia. Its supporters claimcd that at present it was highly detrimental to their interests that tbe name of a place which was much smaller than Llwynypia in population should have the postal name, The industry of the district was at Llwynypia. Parcels were delayed owing to the consignors being unable to find the name Tonypandy on any railway lists; telegrams of importance often failed to be despatched in time by the senders omitting thoughtlessly to endorse Tonypandy as the postal district; visitors often' went astray and great confusion prevailed owing to the names being different. -Ultimately :it was agreed to postpone the matter for a month.
DEAN FOREST. THE PROPOSED COLLIELIY Ri-ASSrSSMENT.- A special meeting of the assessment committee of the Westbury-on-Severn Board of Guardians was held on Friday morning/at the Court-room, at Littledeau. Mr M. W. iColcbester Wemyss presided. There was a larger attendance of repre- sentatives of colliery proprietors. It was con- tended that as coals bad gone up 4s per ton since the last assessment was made, the assessment ought to be raised. The current standard was from 4bd to 7d. On the other., hand the colliery owners urged that nominal prices were very different to what was actually 'got; and, further, that there was reason to believe that the higher prices were not likely to be maintained, the improved trade being believed to be of a spas- modic nature. They, however, offered an extra id, but the question was ultimately adjourned till, January next.
MAESTEG. ST. JOHN'S AMBULANor ASSOCIATrON.-On Wednesday, October 2nd, 8ó\Ybry impressive and interesting meeting was held in connection with the above for the purpose of presenting the lecturer, Dr J. Davies, and the hon. secretary, Mr Price, with testimonial*, and the successful members of the class with certificates. Mr Tamblyn occupied the chair. Misses R. and M. Morgan and Miss Morris presided alternately at the piano. The lecturer, Dr Davies, was presented with a handsome silver-mounted walking stick by the chairman, on behalf of the class. It bore the in.4cription- "Presented to John Davies, Esq., M.B., by the members of St. John's Ambulance Class, Maoateg, -October i 2ad, 1889.11 The Obair. man said he was very pleased to ba present on this important occasion. He believed it was the first motion of the kind that had ever been started at Maesteg. It was an institution that every man should be proud of being a mem- ber of. He was happy to have the honour of presenting the testimonial to Dr Davies, who bad evince great interest in the work of the associa- tion at Maesteg, and had taken great pains to make the members competent to pass an examination.— Dr Davies, in response, spoke at lenerth upon the work of the association, and was sure that in any case of emergency any one of the 23 members who had received certificates would be thoroughly capable of rendering substantial aid, and in a most comfortable and systematic manner. He then called upon two or three members of the class to give an illustration of bandaging, which was done exceedingly well.- Mr Akehurst, the treasurer, on behalf of the class, presented the secretary with a silver pencil case, with the inscription: "Presented to J. J. Price by the members of the St. John Ambulance Class, Maesteg, Oct. 2nd, 1889."
CADOXTON. POSTAL I ACILITIES.— Mr Geo. Garnett, one of the Cadoxton guardians and overseere, has received a letter from the Postmaster-General stating be has decided to instruct the Cardiff postmaster to deliver all letters addressed "Barry Dock Town to Barry, and all letters addressed Barry Dock Town, Cadoxton," to Cadoxton,
CARDIFF. SrrN THROUGH CATHOLIC EYES." — An advertisement in another column announces that a sermon on this subject will be preached at St Peter's, Cardiff, on Sunday evening, by the Rev. Father Cormack. FATAL ACCIDENT,—Charles Wiscombe, aged 60, and employed by Mr Shepton, contractor, while at work on a new building on the East Moors, on Friday afternoon, accidentally fell from a scaffold a distance of 12 feet, and was killed on the spot. Deceased resided at 41, Blanche-street. MARRIAGE OF THE MISSIONARY TO THE DXAF AND DUMB.—Ou Tuesday, at Holy Trinity Church, Uffington, Salop, by the Rev T. Dodgson, vicar, Mr Benjamin B. Bussell, missionary to the deaf and dumb, was married to Miss M. A. Jeffreys, eldest daughter of Air William Jeffreys, the Mill, Uffington. The bride was given away by her father. The two bridesmaids were sisters of the bride and bridegroom. The brother of the bridegroom acted as best man. Immediately after breakfast the newly-married couple left for Rbyl. PRESENTATION TO A TEACHER.-On Thursday morning, Miss Robert?, of the Wood-street Schools, was presented by the teachers and scholars with a pair of handsomely inscribed bronze ornaments on the occasion of her marriage. An electro-plated teapot wich initials and an address were also presented to her. LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL—The 16th Sunday after Trinity. In residence, the Very Rev the Dean and the Rev Canon Roberts. Holy Com- munion, 8 a.m. Morning service, 11.0—Smart in F • Litany anthem, "Source of all light (Hauptmann); hymn, 193; preacher, the Rav Canon Roberts. Afternoon, 3.30-Elvey in A; anthem, "Send out Thy light. (Gouuod); byma", 273 and 229; preacher, the Ven. the Archdeacon of Monmouth.—ERNEST SKRIMSHIRE, Succentor. PRESENTATION.—On Thursday evening the employes of Wood Brothers, Limited, furniture removers, millers, &c., West Wharf, met together for the purpose of making a presentation to Mr Charles John Price, secretary to the company, who is on the point of leaving for Manchester. Mr Price is a local preacher of the Wesleyan Methodist Church, and has decided to give up commercial pursuits in order to devote the whole of his time to the work of a lay missionary in connection with his church. The chair was occu- pied by the managing director, Mr Robert Wood, who in making the presentation referred in suit- able terms to the long and valued services ren- dered by Mr Price to the company, and expressed his very deep regret in parting with him. and wished him abundant success in his future career. Brief speeches were then made in the same strain by representatives from the various departments. The presentation consisted of Dr Pope's Com- pendium of Theology," 3 vols. Geikie's "Life ,,n(i Word- of Christ," 2 vols. "Thoughts on Holiness" (Rev Mark GuyPearse), and an Oxford Teachers' Bible, the latter bearing a suitable in- scription. Mr Price having replied in a very feeling manner, a vote of thauks to the chairman terminated the meeting.
CARDIFF. ALLEGED BREACH OF THE LICENSING ACT.— At the Cardiff poiice-court on Friday — before Dr Paine and Mr Sanders—John Ryer, a Greek, was summoned for allowing beer to be consumed on his licensed refreshment-house in Bute-street, on the 14th inst., after eleven o'clock. P. C. Oxley said that at ten minutes to twelve on Saturday, the 14tit September, he entered the defendant's licensed premises and found inside a wooden partition three prostitutes and four men sitting at a table, on which were placed three pint bottles of beer, partly consumed, and six glasses containing beer. None of them were lodgers.—Defendant said the statement of the officer was perfectly correct. A shipmate ot his came in with the girls, and he did not take any money for the beer. He could not now produce the sailors as witnesses, for they had gone to sea. The women he did not know. The defendant went into the witness box, and repeated this state- ment on oath.—In reply to the deputy town clerk (who prosecuted), the defendant said the people came in before eleven and had a supper of fish. He did not supply the women, but the man did. The magistrates infl:cted a fine of 40< and costs, it being his first offence. Another Greek with the clkssic name of Socrates Abatales was summoned for keeping his refreshment-rooms open after eleven o'clock at night. The deputy- town clerk prosecuted.—P.C. Oxley said that he entered the defendant's licensed refreshment- bouse, at 277. Bute-street, at a quarter-past one on Sunday morning and found five men inside the shop sitting at a table eating fried fish from a grate with a fork. Inspector Tamblyn said all the refreshment houses were in the habit of keeping open, and they had been cautioned several times. —The defendant declared that they had coma in only to ask for beds for the night.—The case was dismissed. INTERESTED IN THE CHURCH CONGRESS.—Charles Simmons (24), Walter Rose (22), and, Henry Jones (30) were charged with being suspected persons frequenting Queen-street, Park-place, and High- street Arcade for the purpose of committing a felony on the 3rd instant.—Detective-Sergeant Smith described their movements, hanging about in the vicinity of the Park Hall, and occasionally meeting and conversing. The prisoner Jones jumped on a tramcar, and" having gone a few hundred yards he descended And joined the others. They all proceeded from Queen-street, to the Royal Arcade, following a lady. Having observed them pushing up against women before that, he followed. They entered the Terminus Hotel, in St Mary-street, by the back entrance, and commenced to drink with three other men. He then took them into custody. Some, if not all, had been previously convicted.—Dr Paine, in dismissing the prisoners, said the police were per- fectly justified in the action they had taken, for their movements were very suspicious, and their antecedents bad. At the same time, there was not sufficient evidence to warrant a conviction. SLEEPING OUT. Thomas Burridge (18) and David Rees (17) were charged with being found in the Circus in Westgate-street for the purpose of committing a felony, also having a pair of boots, a Gladstone bag, a shawl, and a coat in their possession, supposed to have been stolen, on the 3rd inst.-P.C. William Green said that at a quarter to five on Thursday morninl7 he was in plain clothes, in company with P.C. Oxley, when he found both prisoners asleep in the Circus. There was a full let of gas on burning. They were charged at the police-station with having been in the Circus with intent to commit a felony, but they made no reply. In their possession were a pair of boots, a singlet, a shawl, a black bag, and a tin of tobacco. Burridge had the hoots (which were new) on his feet, and bis own boots were lying on a shelf.—Chief-Constable Mackenzie said these boys were constantly in the habit of sleeping out. They were remanded until Monday to give the police an opportunity of bringing up as wit- nesses the owners of the goods. DISTURBING A CONGREGATION.—Joseph Jones, aged 13 (on bail), was charged with throwing potatoes and stones to the danger of the public in Bridge-place on the 2nd inst. It appeared that while a service was proceeding in a mission hall the boy amused himself by throwing missiles in amongst the congregation.—On the father promis- ing to chastise him and improve his ways, he was discharged with a caution. VIOLENT ASSAULT IN WOCD-STREET.-Charles Woods was charged on remand with violently assaulting and wounding Thomas Roberts, by bitincr him in the face, in Wood-street, on the 19th of August.—Chief-constable Mackenzie applied for an adjournment. The prosecutor had at last been found, and was now iu cus- tody of the Manchester police.—Mr Belcher said it was very hard on the defendant to have this case so long hanging over him. He asked for the same bail.—Mr Mackenzie observed that the conditions were now changed. When he answered to his bail before the injured man was not to be found, now be is forthcoming. Under these altered circumstances it might be safer to remand him in custody.—Mr Belcher said his client bad been up seven times.—The accused was accordingly remanded in custody till Monday.
NEWPORT. LARCENY.-At Newport police-court yesterday, Joseph Wells, lath render, was charged with stealing a quantity of laths, the property of Robt. G, Cullum and others, timber merchants, Dock- street. Prisoner was in the employ of the prose- cutors, and in order to make up a short week he took a number of bundles from another part of the yard and added them to the laths for which he got payment at the end of the week, at the rate of 36 per thousand.—Prisoner said be intended to put the laths back when be could but another, render, named Smith, said he could not hope to do so, as the number was so large. He also warned the prisoner as to what the result would be.-Mr Cullum did not wish to press the charge,, on account of prisoner's wife and family, but mentioned that since last December the firm had been paying for more laths than were made. The' prisoner was a first-rate workman, and drink was •, the cause of it. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was, let off with a sentence of three days' detention in the cell. MISDIRECTED EFFORTS TO GET A LiviNG.- George Webb, bootlace-hawker, who belongs to Portsmouth, was charged with stealing a purse, containing 5s 3d, from Eliza Jane Richards, and a purse, containing Is 3d, from Elisabeth Francis. On Wednesday evening, prisoner and another man swent to the doors of the Wesleyan Chapel, Commercial-road, where a harvest thanksgiving service was proceeding, and were invited in by iMr W. F. Stevens, one of the chapel stewards, oLi; duty in tbe > porch. .At tbe couclusion.lof.tbe" service, as the congregation passed around the building to get a closer view of the decorations, Mr Stevens "saw the two fellows moving in and out of the throng, and diving into ladies' pockets. The busi- ness was unblushingly done, and when Mr Stevens saw the prisoner make a dive into Mrs Francis's pocket as she walked towards where he sat, he determined to take prompt action in the lobby. As prisoner was collared be dropped a purse; and acknowledged to one purse afterwards in the vestry. Three ladies lost their purses and Mr Stevens lost the second thief, who mixed with the crowd and escaped. Coins of a value identical with those lost by Mrs Richards were afterwards found on prisoner, who had tall-tale holes in his coat linings. He told the magistrates he was a marble-polisher when in work.—Mr Phillips And when you are not doing that you are pocket- picking, I suppose ?—Prisoner If I can get an honest living Ida so.—The Bench decided to give prisoner three months' hard labour, and said his antecedents would be enquired into during this period. PRECOCIOUS LADS.—Edward Morgan, ten years of age, and John Buckler, seven years, were charged with breaking into the dwelling-house of Anson Neilson, master mariner, Chepstow-road, aud stealing a clock, a dress, a pair of boots, a toy gun, and other articles. The prosecutor and his wife last week moved into one of the new villas near the Cross Hands, Chepstow-road, and the lads, who appeared to have known that the sash of one of the windows was defective, got into the villa on Tuesday afternoon, and were seen slip- ping out of the front door about 5.20 by some other lads. One of these, Fred Dent, accused Morgan, who was carrying the bag. of stealing the things, but he replied that tbo lady "of the house had given them to him.—Morgan was described by the school attendance officer of Maindee as a garden pilferer, and tho Bench told him he was on the high road to a reformatory. They adjudged him two days' detention and six strokes, and his companion half this punish- ment. ASSAULT BY A SHIP'S OFFICER.—David Laurie Shields, chief mate of the ss Hazleby, of West Hartlepool, was summoned for assault- ing William Cameron, able seaman, on board the same steamer. On the 11th August the vessel was on a voyage from Genoa to Odessa, and defendant called complainant a loafer because be was not helping willingly to hoist the foresail. Subsequently complainant requested defendant to use choicer language to him, and the chief officer lost his temper, and gave him several blows in the mouth, which prevented bfm from taking solid food for a couple of days. Defendant acknowledged giving two blows under great provocation, this being language by complainant to the effect that if hb were a little stronger he would let him know. Complainant bad been sick all the the voyage, as defendant alleged, from a disgraceful cause.—The Bench fined the mat3 103 and costs, 20s in all.— Mr Digby Powell, solicitor, was for complainant. DESERTING THHIR SHIP.-J acob Middleton and Thomas Duggan, able seamen, the former of negro descent, were summoned for fraudulently making a false statement as to the name of their last ship. The defendants, with five others, came around from the Mersey in the s.s. City of Liverpool, in the month of July last, and deserted in a body at Newport. There they hung about the port, and have been detected one by one by the Board of Trade officials trying to get away in other I steamers by giving any ship as their last but the City of Liverpool.—Several of the men have been already fined a sovereign, and this sum each defendant was ordered to pay.
LLANTRISSANT. CRUELTY TO A HoRsE.-On Friday—before Mr Evan John and Mr P. J. Duun—John Lee, gipsy hawker, was fined 2Gi and costs for cruelty to a horse at the Llantrissant Fair on 12th August last.—Inspector Groon well. R.S.P.C.A., proved the case.
LITTLEDEAN. DISHONEST WORKMEN.—At the Police-court on Friday—before Sir T. H. Crawley Boevey, chair- man, Messrs M. W. Colchester-Wemyss and A. C. Bright—Owen Waldron and Thomas Griffiths, labourers, employed by Mr Samuel Tyndall, con- fectioner, Cmderford, were sent to gaol for a month each with hard labour for stealing, on the 27th ult., a quantity of salt, vaue Is 6J, the property of their master.—It appears that pri- soners were sent out with a load of salt, and that they took three lumps more than they should have done, and, having disposed of them, kept the money. A FRIENDLY SOCIETY SUMMONED.—William Martin, 76: years of age, of Littledean, sum- moned Geo. Davis, secretary of the Littledean Mutual Benefit Society, to recover the sum of JE1 41,allegel to be six weeks' sick pay due to him. —Mr Whattley was for the defence.—The defence Was that the old man had at various periods performed various acts of work, and that in July last he was hay-making.—Tha Bench adjourned the case for a week, so that tho parties might have an opportunity to come to terms. LICENSING OFFENCE.—Absalom Vaughan. beer- housekeeper, of the Pludds, was fined £ 4 for selling beer after hours, on the 30ch September.— P.C. Davis was watching tbo house, and saw a man supplied with beer after 10 o'clock,—The liceusa was ordered to be endorsed.
LLANDOVERY COLLEGE. Mr J. D. Jones, of Talley, a pupil at this school, was on Friday elected t'c) an open classical scholarship of LSO a year at Queen's College. Oxford.
LIRERALISM IN SCOTLAND. A great Liberal demonstration was held at Inverness last night, Mr Munro Ferguson pre- siding. The following letter from Mr Gladstone was received:— Hawarden Castle, October 2nd. "Dear Sir,—I need hardly assure you that, anxious everywhere for triumphs of the Liberal cause, I specially desire it in Scotland, where it expresses the sense of the vast majority of the people, perhaps more especially in Inver ness, the capital of the Highlands, with which I nm glad to think myself in some degree connected by the ties of family association.—I remain, yours very faithfully, W. E. GLADSTONE." Mr SHAW-LEFEVRE spoka at length on. the Irish question.
UNPUBLISHED BALLADS OF LORD MACAULAY. It is not, I think, generally known (writes Mr J. J. Britton in the Academy) that there exists some unpublished ballads by Lord Macaulay. An old friend of mine was allowed to see the MSS., which were in the possession of Lord Mncaulay's executors. They were not allowed to copy the ballads, as it was Lord Macaulay's wish that they should not be* published. I have, however, heard portions of them recited by my friend and as they are very fine and stirring- poems, it seems a pity that the public should be deprived of the pleasure of reading them. The one on the battle of Bosworth Field especially took my fancy but of this I can only, alas, quote the lines in which Richmond, rebuking his followers for indignities offered to the brave king and soldier lying dead, says And for that back at which ye flout, It is a back I ween. That Lancaster on roughen field, Till now bad never seen. And the concluding line of his spoken epitaph on' his dead rival:— For, though he ruled as tyrants rule, He died as soldiers die. Is there no means of inducing Lord Macaulay's representatives to allow the national ballad which contains these lines and other unpublished poems to see the light of day?
SCOTCH IRON TRADE. GLASGOW, Friday.—The position of the Scottish pig-iron trade is exceedingly strong. To-day warrants advanced fully Is a ton, a greater rise than has previously taken place in a single day for a long time. The advance for the week on Scotch warrants is Is 6J, while Cleveland has risen Is 2d and Cumberland Is Od. There is much excitement among operators, it being evident that iron has- become very scarce in the bands of makers. The prices of the principal makers' brands were all advanced to day. Gart- sberrie No. 1 was raised 3i 6d per ton; Summer- lee and Glengarnock, 2s 6d each while the other brands and No. 3 iron are advanced 6d and Is per ton. In the course of the week, notwithstanding that Thursday was a holiday in Glasgow, the stock of pigs in Connal and Company's stores has been reduced 4,726 tons. The finished iron trade is also very strong. Some makers have advanced the prices of common bars 2s 6d to 53 a ton. "Iron and steel sheets have likewise been raised 2a 6d. There is great activity in the steel trade, and makers of both iron and steel think they will be obliged to advance prices further.
WELSH HONOURS AT THE PARIS EXHIBITION. The Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Colliery Company, Limited, have been awarded the only gold medal .for anthracite at the Paris Exhibition. This company has previously taken first prizes at Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, and Cologne, as well as at exhibitions in Great Britain. This is a decided encouragement to mining enterprise 'in the immediate neighbourhood.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH. Mr A. H. Leate, a student of this college, gained this week the highest scholarship offered at Guy's Hospital, London, value JS125 a year, tenable for three years.
LOCAL COMMISSIONS, The London Gazette, of Friday night contains the following:— WAR OFFICE, Oct. 4. VOLUNTEER RIFLES.-3rd (Glamorgan) Volun-, fteer Battalion the Welsh Regiment: Lieutenant C. Bailey resigns his commission.
LATE SHIPPING NEWS. [LLOYD'S TELEGRAMS. 1 The British barque Metrola, which grounaed in entering Para, has arrived there leaky. The steamer Fifeshire, from Southampton for Cape- "town, arrived at Madeira on Friday with main shaft broken.
BASSINETTHS AND BEDSTEADS.—Perkins Bros, and Co., Ironmongers, St. Mary-street, Cardiff 6816 HARRIS'Merthyr, is noted all over Wales for 'Oil Portraits and Photographs. 1043
COMPULSORY FOOTBALL. The great interest excited by the correspond- ence on compulsory games at public schools, which his recently occupied so large a space in the Times, is evidenced Dot only by the number of letters published, but also by the vigour of the language in which many of them are couched. The question involved is primarily one of school administration, upon which masters must be tha chief, if not the ultimate, authority. It is happily, not necessary in this country to insist upon the importance of the physical element in education vienssana in eorpore sano is an old and trite saying, the essential trutli of which is keenly appreciated by every competent head master. School games always occupy a prominent —some parents may be inclined to think too prominent position in school life. Th q, average boy is the better physically and mentally for the exercise and training which game* give better than any form of gymnastics. Unfortunately, it has been found necessary to legislato specially for tha interests cf certain exceptional boys that "loafers may cease to loaf, rules have been enacted which tend to trans- form a pleasant relaxation into a task more dreaded than those of the school house. It is not necessary to have any sympathy with the wild talk about "tha new tyranny* • virulent athletics in order to see that in schools tha present indiscriminate system in ight be reformed with advantage to all concerned. Jrom the medical point of view, no letter yet punished baa hit the nail so clearly ou the bead as one signed A Small Boy," polished on Tuesday little boys, tho writer says, do not like forced to football, because they always get inuc 1 mora -i kicked than the ball itself. Wby are lit 1«» boys not allowed to play with each other in. d of with boys twice their size?" objections made are against L football is a rough game at best, and when httla boys are compelled to play with b°ys 0 their bigness and strength, there can "0. that they are liable to accident and overstrain.- British Medical Journal.
KEMPTON PARK MEETING. Heavy rain foil this afternoon at Kempton Park, and visitors to the meeting bad a most un- comfortable time. There was no fault, bowevert to find with the sport which was of capital quality. No fewer than twenty-one turned 0 i„r„- valuablo Breeders' Produce Stakes, mit, large aa was tho field, so mucli confidence Riviera that even money was laid on b h. u'p A great disappointment was in store the favourite, after heading ail ber nents, proved quite unable to get on wjnnor Dearest, who won by haif a length. ,-Q t was not fancied in the least at the other 1 could easily have been obtained. n„wprs nf disasters were sustained by ,Ln piata favourites, the worst b«ing in the aT>armeciHa in which the odds of 3 to 1 laid on Barmecida were bowled over by Latimer. „TTr>iT,ATCT Friday Night, VIGH1
TO-DAY S RACING. F,at 2 ORDER OF RUNNING.-Open Hunters r0c,;ober* Middlesex Hunters'. 2.30 Selling ■' Sunburv Hurdle, 3.30 Selling Hunters' Hurdle' 4 6un,Jur» Maiden Hurdle, 4.30. EXTRIE3 fieorue (3y). SELLING HURDLE.—Triolees (6y), Lady (aged). R';yal Uuke (aged), Idmon (ty). T7.TrU™ £ (3v), anc- hat Ivot (Qy), Xemora (age'.t), Milady (3y). additional ADDITIONAL ARRIVALS.-the foJlc^cion. Jady horses have arrived :— Angelus, Remote, Ke- George, Laudeniaie, Winstead, I'L010"'nosier, WhaK form, Oossau.er, Burgblev, Just in T^e. starter, Not, Triolees, Koyal Duke, TrmJ>P«"r' expected1 Temora, Milady, and Kenegie. Several others in the morning.
FOOTBALL. TO-DAY'S L FIXTURES, Llanelly, Penygraig v. Llanelly. Newport, Swansea v. Newport. Pen*,rtb, Cardiff v. Penartli. Cardiff, Bristol v. Cardiff Harlequin*. Canton v. Cardiff Star. II Llandaff v. Cardiff 2nd „ Tyneside v. Cardiff United. 2nd. „ Caerphilly 2nd v. Cardiff w0Ters. „ Ely Hovers 2ud v. Mackintosh » „ St. David's v. Catliays Hangers. „ Penartb 2nd v. University Ccl'ef> • Llandaff, 1 rpriegztrville v. Llandaff 21111, Penyeraig, Pentre v. Penvsraig 2nd. „h;i|v Caerphilly, Pontypridd Marit line C&Gfpk1 ? Cbepstow, Newport 2nd v Chepstow. Maindee, Ely Rovers v. Maindee. Swansea, Bridgend v. Swansea A. Neath, 1st XV. v. 13 of District. ,y done so a&^ Hon. secretaries who have not alraa^J Q1(J invi<ed to send in their fixture lists.acldress Stager," v PENYGRAIG v. LLASELLX. stradey The thst match nlayed this season on whea Grounds, Llanelly. will take place th", afterlIO neitisiont tho ri-ing Rhondda Valley teaui takes place with the tin-plate organisation. Kicp- cc,mposed M at three o'clock, and the teams win LU' f0U°WIXAVELLY. POSITION. PENYGRAIG. T Rob rts ,^ack G. Llewellvn Lloyd Three quarter..M. W. Rees (capt.).I>-1 £ Three-quarter..J). T. Lloyd T. 'Ior^j(.liards Three-quarter.T C. Evans 5',ilands Three-quarter.Morgan Davies T' iVrirtitiia Half back Walter Phillips.OitW Williams Half-back Tom Morgan fcapt.) Forward D H. Lewis T. Forward Fred Casey l^anie! I1 or ward „ ,.J. Atkins D/ 5.h„raa3 Forward T. Thomas lVvLries Forward U. John J'? Forward f. Rees E- Ji°"h,1 Forward W. Prosser J-H „« Forward John Lewis .H- iTlt NEWPORT Y. SWANSEA. tLe above The following will represent Swan-e* ill. turd,,t),) match, to be played at Newport to-day « A \yhap- I)ac Back. W. H. Bancroft three quar. half. ham, T. Orrin, J. London, and E. Tno- hacks. D. James ami E. James f°rwaY vleredith, H. (captain). Wm. Williams, T. Williams- jIor!/an. Bevan, Walter Evans, E. Charles, ana BRISTOL v. CARDIFF IIAKLEQ d ^r0U1Ki These teams will meet on the Penari [joma to-day (Saturday). Kick off 3.45 P-™' baeks, O. team will be—Back. Harris three-qil"r jy Davies l>wis. F. K. Nicljolls, W H. Keepii'SJ1. forwa ds, half backs. A..Tame*. R. A. Price (cap'a 'gybart, J. W. A.. Jones, H. Roderick, T. Sharp, r*- Emery. S. Sullen, H. J. Taylor, J. O Brien. A:b p c Tne Referee, Mr T. Williams, London Welt Q, Webb i Bristol team is a strong one, .-Back, tiree-quarter half backs, R. D. Cruickshank, •,>uca.s/l'm,Villiams backs, Lowtber, Cox, To-ke, ana jockey, W. forwards, S. W. Brown (captain). c. Arney. Thompson, Sloper, Luffman, Vosper. match will tak< CARDIFF UNITED v. TYNESIDE.—Tb's gardens] place on tile uround of the former (,IOP I tt three, to-day. Cardiff United—Mack. Ford, O, Hicks quarter backs, T. Davies. K. T>»we\u. forwards. W. hulf backs, S. Williams and W- Abbott, A. Walters (captain). E. Kestell, w- Lloyd. D. Splar.d, A. Drewetfc. and *• f "raatcb will be LLANDAFF V. CARDIFF 2ND XV.—^V dav Kick-off played in the Cardiff Arms Park to- —jj»ck. E, at 3.30 p.m. The Llandaff team ur. Asplin, Rooney three-quarter backs. J. V J)avies and R. Nicholls, and Spencer': half-baC^s' >Iillward, Hovle forwards, Tom Harry (cap1*"1'1 rp (jdodfellow, E. J. Cross. T. Davies. A. T. Thomas, i- T. Evans, aii(I J. Jackson. s A
NEWPORT v. SIVAS-iciek--Off, 3 J0 At Newport, Saturday. October j 6d exrra to p.m. Admission, Is «fe bd; Grand & &591 all except ticket-holders. v
WELSH FOOTBALL UN.iflo. CHALLENGE CUP coM h Dg to compete Any club (not already entered) send their for the Welsh Football Challenge Oup > to Mr application, together with entranc" jj, on or Richard Mullock, Hon. See. before Monday, October the 7tb. 1889 90. WELSH FOOTBALL YEAR B° ,an' 0f the field, This book, containing bye-la^'S' Pterations), list of laws of the game (with this ye*r.s„«0 of umpires and officers, regulations for the glU ,(uiresses, accepted referees, list of referees, with *ij0 game, challenge decisions on important points ot entered, ini er- cup competitions, rules and list ot t[,e International national fixtures, and bye-law3 0hi;3iied on October Rugby Football Board, will bo P?, eaCh 1C0 copie?. 8th. Price, 3d each 50 copies, if110 be sent to tne 2d each. Orders, with remittance, £ 325 Hon. Sec. as eariy as possible. J ed on the ground ok BLAENAVON V. PONXYPOOL.—j in a win for the the former on Thursday, and resU home team by 3 tries to iiil. f the above club, Sri.OT ROVERS,—At a meetm^ Car,iiff, the loiiow- held at the Beehive Coffee-taV^ >. j. Elsworthy ing officers were elected ( a^ a'nd treasurer, W vice-captain, H. Palmer J, atb, who will be Gardener, 16, Richards-terrace, j0CaI teams. All glad to arrange matches witii a jpyjted to attend a wishing to join tbe above club ar meeting to be hebt next Thursiia meeting of this CRITERION JUNIORS, s\vA^sE^ve £ 0llowi"S officers club was held a few days ago, a"Tan s?,c a!>' were elected Captain, J. & ,eceive from George, who will be pleased to r juniors teams from 10 to 13. t_iiRAnCE.— mj FOOTBALL ACCIDENTAL 841S-882 Page Wood, 21, Castle-street,
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DEATH OF MR ELLIOT RANKEN. The death is announced of Mr George Elliot Ranken, wbo for 15 years was editor of the Tablet. He was born in 1823, and educated at Eton and Oxford. His career at Eton was brilliant and exceptionally successful, and at tbo ace of 18 he entered University .College, Oxford, on tbe foundation, Laving won the scholarship the previous year. At Oxford, where be took his degree of Master of Arts, he was a special favourite of his tutor, the late Dean Stan- ley, who often prophesied great things of his future. At the age of 21 he joined the Roman Catholic Church, and by so doing forfeited a large fortune. Soon afterwards he joined the Inner Temple as a student, and also held a cap- tain's commission in the Glamorgan Militia. Subsequently he entered the War Office as private secretary to Sir Edward Lugarti. On resigning his post in the War Office, Mr Ranken settled in Rome, where for some years he was attached to the Papal Court, having been ap. pointed a Privy Chamberlain by Pope Pius IX. In the year 1871 he returned to England to take up the editorship of the Tablet, a position which hu held until the severe illness which nearly proved fatal to him some five years ago obliged him to rssign it. The cause of his death was paralysis of the brain.
"THE FINANCIAL" LIBEL CASE. Mr Alfred M'Donnell Green, financial agent, and Mr John Bradley, a printer, were summoned at the Mansion House yesterday for writing and publishing a false and defamatory libel on Mr Macrae and Mr Graut, two gentlemen con- nected with the Financial Times.—Mr Poland, Q.C., appeared in support of the summonses; Mr Bodkin was counsel for Mr Green and Mr Assheton Cross appeared tor Mr Bradley.—This matter was connected with the charge of assar.lt disposed of on Tuesday, when Mr Green was committed for trial for assaulting Mr Macrae in the Temple. It was not denied that some very seTere comments bad appeared reflecting on the character of Mr Green as a promoter of public companies, and he retorted by pub- lishing a pamphlet headed Blackmail- ing," in which be attacked Mr Macrae and Mr Grant in very severe terms, and the present summonses were the result. Civil actions for libel were pending between the parties.—Alderman Evans, the presiding magis- trate, said he had made up his mind not to hear the summons until the actions for libel were dis- posed of. The summons against Mr Green was adjourned for three months, upon the understand- ing that the publication ot the pamphlet should be discontinued during the interim.
MRS WELDON GONE ABROAD. A letter from Mrs Weldon was produced in the Chancery Court on Wednesday, addressed to the Associate of the Law Courts, dated from the Hotel Flandre, Calais, in which Mrs Weldon stated that it was her intention to reside perma- nently abroad and avoid the law sharks.
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WAUNARLWYDD. To MIXERS.—Miners of this and neighbouring diatricts are informed that a mass meeting will be held on Monday on the Gorwydd Tip, when Mr Isaac Evans and others will address the meeting. Should the weather prove unfavourable, the meet- ing will be held at Sardis Chapel, Waunarlwydd.
ABERAMAN. THE CROSSINO FATALITY.—At the adjourned inquiry, held on Friday, into the cause of the death of Richard Craddock, who was killed at the Abernant crossing, the jury returned a verdict of Accidental death," and declarod that no blame was attached to any of the officials.
ADJUDICATIONS, &0. f¡ TFROM FitlDAY NIGHT^"t0ND°N GA RECEIVING °^^e, Aberystwyth, Morgan Edwards, of per.. T carpenter and lodging-bouse Lledrod, Lovcer Jenkin Jones, of LlwynderW D Cardiganshire, grocer and rmartbe», grocer. David Jones, Priory-street. Ca Eg Qf PUBLIC FIRST MEETINGS AND> ,g EXAMINATKJ' bui]der. Fir8t John Moss, of North-street, Br,^0 Jfficial lieco;ver'8, meeting, October 15th, a QCtober Join, at the Cardiff. Public examination Town-ball, Cardiff. trading as Dav.es and Joseph Richard Davies, alS'°p ca(ier, Carmarthen, Co., at Bon Marche, ./J." draper. SfOcer, and lately Oxford-street. ]2th, a- the general dealer. First meetm-- Pllbl;c examina- Official Receiver's, OarmAr ^armarthen. tion, Oct. 12th, at the C^Aii.groctr butcber, Edward Gibby, of Mardy, Gla» £ j £ mutiny. Oct. llt& and colliery timbernian. Pub ic examin* at the Official Receiver's, Pontypridd. tion, Oct. 15tb, at the Court-" Sloumou; hsbiA Jonathan Davies, of Ebb £ ieeting, 14tb £ jic grocer and draper. First tbyr iydfll Pu* the Official Receiver's, *le at the Counts-co"1 examination, October 2Jtb, bouse, Tredegar. ^.TIONS. ADJUDICA Aberystwyth, Morgan Edwards, BrynTi^. jofipir^-b°use Leeper. Cardiganshire, carpenter ftl„ronant, Lledrod, Lower Jenkin Jones, of LlwynderW Cardiganshire, grocer ana as pavies, 3?<ans, and Joseph R. Davies, also trading th<,nshire, late Co., Bon Marche, Petican • _rran«bire, draper, Oxford-street, Swansea, grocer, and genera^dewer^