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THE SPECIAL COMMISSION. MR PARNELL UNDER CROSS- EXAMINATION. THE NO RENT" MANIFESTO. REMINISCENCES OF THE VISIT TO AMERICA. PIGOTT'S JOURNALISTIC INFLUENCE. There was again a crowded atttendance at the Royal Courts of Justice on Thursday. Among the ladies who were present when the commissioners took their seats were Mrs Gladstone and her daughter, Mrs Harry Drew. Mr Parnell came in early, and bad a long chat with Mr Asquith. There was also in court Mr Davitt, Mr H. Campbell, M.P,, Mr Biggar, M.P., Mr Roe, M.P.,Mr T. P. O'Connor, M.P., Mr Childers, M.P., Archbishop Walsh, Lord Compton, M.P.; Mr Justin McCarthy, M.P., &c. The Attorney General immediately proceeded with the cross-examination of Mr Parnell, THE PHYSICAL FOROE FACTION." The Attorney-General I am sorry to go back to the last link" speech of Mr Parnell, but I want to ask one question. Are you aware that in tbe Cincinnati Commercial Gazette it is reported verbatim as in the Irish World, and the name of the reporter, J. W, Schrage," is given Mr Parnell: I was not awaro of it. When did yeu first hear of Mr Joseph Nolan as being connected with the physical force party ?—About the time when the question arose before the select committee of the House of Commons about introducing strangers. When you went to America did he send out letters of introduction ?—He told me that he had written to some of his friends. Can you suggest any class of persons to whom Mr Nolan could write other than the physical force party ?— Certainly, be might have written to many people. The Attorney-General next quoted from a speech delivered by Mr Parnell in December, 1885, in which it was stated that he was under considerable obligation to Mr Nolan when he went to America, and that he found no stronger or more true men to stand by his side than the men whose sympathy and support Mr Nolan had enlisted for the great movement. (To Mr Parneli) Do you understand that as referring to the physical force party?—Probably it was capable of that interpretation. The latter part is simply electioneering exaggeration. (Laughter.) Cross-examination continued Mr Alexander Sullivan might have arranged three or four of my meetings in the north-west, but that was all. With the exception of two or three meetings also arranged by Mr Collins and Dr Carroll, there were no arrangements. As to a statement in the Nation newspaper of June 23rd, 1883, as to bulUvan arranging the famous trip and accompanying himself and Mr Dillou, it was not true that Sullivan accompanied them, but it was true that fcjuilivan and a committee at Chicago arranged for the nortli-'svest meetings. He never heard of Sullivan's connection with tho Ulau-na- Gael until the testimony of Le Caron. Possibly Omaha Condorr was chairman of his reception committee at Washington, but he did not believe that Condon introduced him to Congress. Witness never expressed an appreciation of assistance rendered to himself by the Clau-na-Gael nor knew of such assistance. A suggestion of such assist- ance was probably a piece of bounce. The Attorney-General reminded witness that he was quoting irom contemporary evidence. Mr Paruell replied that the Irish World section, the Clan-ua-Q-aej section, an i the Couservativoi section had been from that day to this disputing amongst themselves as to whom the credit of the success of his American tour was due. The Attorney-General: Will you show me a | statement of a single Conservative organ in 1880 which claimed the credit ot the success of yuur tour? Witnesj; I daresay I could find such a state- mfcut. It was matter of notoriety. further cross-examined: Never heard until yesterday that Jamas Reynolds was a trustee of the Skirmishing Fund. Did not know that the dynamitard Fiuerty took part in his reception at Chicago, He heard Finerty was a violent and foolish man who made speechej advocating dynamite, Ho iirst heard of Fiuerty's character in 1883. Ac the couventiou referred to Finerty was rebuked by Mr Davitt for a speech he made. Have you ever repudiated Finerty ?—I consider I repudiated him in my speech in the House of Commons when I repudiated Patrick Ford. Sir Charles Russell That was February, 1383, SOME OF THr EXTREMISTS. The Attorney-Geueral was proceeding to read a letter purporting to bo written by Mr Parnell to Finerty, when Sir Chariess Russell asked where it appeared. The Attorney-General: I will tell you directly. S^ir C. Russell: I want to know now. The Attornej'-Ger,eraJ I submit I am entitled to iead t hn fottct- first. The President Certainly, you are entitled to read The Attorney-Geueral I am quite willing to say that it is from the Nation of the 20th of January, 1883, but I respectfully protest and say that my learned friend's interruption was not called for. The President I don't think it was called for, but at the same time I chink you might have said whero it was from. The Attorney-General then read the letter, which congratulated Finerty on his election to Congress. Mr Parnell admitted he had written that letter, but he was quite certain he did not hear until afterwards of the dynamite speeches which Finerty made. His impression was that the great majority of tho chairmen of the reception cofnmitteos formed to meet him in America were not members of the Cian-na-Gael organisation. He was not aware that it was openly discussed in the Nationalist papers that there was to be a combination of the physical force and the Laud League parties. The Attorney-General then read a quotation from the Nation newspaper which stated that a combination was to be formed between the advocates cf physical force and those who believed in constitutional agitation such as would leave the former free to prepare for activo work, while in the meantime giving their support to a dignified and manly constitutional move- ment. Mr Parnell 1 never heard of that before. The Attorney-General quoted from a speeoh of Mr Footer in the House of Commons in March, 1883, in which he asked if the hon. member (Mr Parnell) kept himself in ignorance of the speeches of Dovoy wtnch stimulated to murder and incited to outrage. It was proved that the printing manager of tho Land League printed 5,000 copies of the Devoy speeches for distribution. Mr Parnell now replied that those observations of Mr Forster might have been made in his presence, and he might not have paid much attention to them. The witness had no knowledge of the circumstances alleged m tbe speech in the House of Commons. Now that the Attorney- General had rend that speech he had no reason to disbelieve it. He telegraphed to Devoy early in 1831 to know whether certain statements, alleged to have been made by him, were true, and he received a reply. He did not take steps to dis- discovec Devoy's connection with the Land League. DEVOY'S WILD RATINGS. The Attorney-General next quoted a speech of Sir William Harcourt in tha House cf Commons on the 24th February, 1881, in which he said that until the Irish party repudiated the receipt of American money he was entitled to read the language of members of the American League; Sir William Harcourt went on to read portions of speeches of Davoy in which he counselled the destruction of English cities, and said that they wanted funds for the carrying out of the design. He (Devoy) said nothing of the destruction of an English Cabinet. They could be replaced; but when a powerful city was destroyed it was not so easy to restore it. Mr Parnell (answering the president) said he did not think that it Was the paragraph just read that led him to cable to Devoy. He thought it was an earlier statement. He had no specific recollection of the passage of Sir Willitun Harcourt. The Attorney-General: Is it not true that on the 22nd you had described the dynamite out- rage at Salford as a practioal foke ? I Witness: I understood at the time that it was intended as a practical joke. Were people killed in it?—I believe some were injured. At the time I made the statement I bad not full information. I regret I should have treated the matter so lightly. It was done on imperfect information. Have you ever corrected the statement made with reference to its being a practical joke?—I think I referred to it in a subsequent debate in the'termal have mentioned—that I bad spoken on insufficient information. Have you ever given that explanation until to- day ?—I don't know whether I made a specific statement, but my impression is that I referred to it to show that I had spoken without tsufficient information. I do not know that I was present when the' speech of Sir W. Harcourt was delivered. It was a very important speech. Do you suggest that, if you did not hoar it, you did not afterwards read it I—I think it very unlikely. If I had over read the speech I think it would have fixed itself upon my memory and attention, and I should have addressed a very strung remonstrance to Devoy for tho use of language like that. A RSMONSTBANCH TO DEVOY. Have you ever aùdrcssed a remonstrance to Devoy in your life ?—Tha remonstrance which I addressed to Devoy was that which I sent to him in 1381 by cable from the House of Commons. Sir O. Russell: I have got it hero. It will be fair that that telegram should be read at the present time. The Attorney-Geueral: It has not been proved in examination-in-chief. Sir C. Russell: Why should it be? Witness I am inclined to think I was in Paris at the time the speech was delivered. The President: My attention was directed by the statoment that Mr Parnell had communicated with Devoy in consequence of the speech of Sir William Harcourt. Sir C. Russell: And I have the telegram before me, and I think it fair to put it in. This is the telegram :— Mr John Devoy, 23th February, le81.-You are reported to havo sent a threatening telejrram to the Home Secretary. If true. vour action is most censure able it untrue, you should cable contradiction. Was that the telegram you referred to just wow ?—Yes, that is the only communication I have ever bad with Devoy. DYNAMITKBS AND FENIANS. Have you ever denounced any one of those dynamite speeches in any public statement which you have made ?—-I have not read those speeches, and I am not sure that I was present when Sir William Harcourt delivered that speech. You said to-day that at some time or other you denounced the dynamite policy in the House of Commons?—I separated myself from Ford and the new departure in that speech in February, 1883. Except that,have you ever denounced dynamite? It is possible I may have taken other opportuni- ties of separating myself from Ford and his policy. That is no answer to my question. Will you pledge your word that you have ever publicly denounced dynamite except what may be con- tained in that speech ?—I do not recollect any other occasion at this moment. Do you know the Fenian oatbl-No. Do you know what they did with traitors 1-1 always understood that traitors were assassinated. A DENUNCIATION OF CRIME. The Attorney-General next read a letter written by Mr Parnell to an American newspaper, in which be stated that the Nationalists, Repealers, and Home Rulers were united, and bad a common platform—"the land for the people." To Mr Parnell Have you ever yourself, in any public statement in America, England, or Ireland, drawn any distinction between the support of some Nationalists and the support of the whole of the Nationalists?—I have spoken of these men by the general term "Nationalists," not in reference to their organisation,but their opinions. The Attorney-General having repeated the question, Mr Parnell said, I do not recollect any such utterance. Witness adduced speeches delivered by him in denunciation of crime as follows:—22nd Novem- ber, 1879, at Balla, and 23rd November, 1879, at Swinford. In the former (quoting from a pamphlet) he said, Let us remain within the law and within the constitution." At Swinford he hoped the people would not imitate the violent and illegal action of the Government, but would preserve an attitude of calm determination and self-reliance. Witness adduced other speeches- one at Castlereagh, September 7th, 1879, another at New Ross (which he admitted was an insufficient denunciation), and one at Tipperary. In view of the amount of crime committed in the country at that time he did not think that his denunciations of crime were sufficient. He had, however, not the same amount of information then, and if he bad had to attend meetings afterwards he certainly would have followed Mr Davitt's example more strongly and have denounced outrages more stroDgly and in a more sufficient manner than he had done. Mr Parnell also quoted from a manifesto which was issued by himself and colleagues, in which occurred the words, Reject every temptation to conflict, disorder, and crime." A NO-BENT MANIFESTO. Cross-examination continued by the Attorney- General; Do you suggest that the "no reut manifesto" was a retaliation for your arrest ?-It was to some extent an act of retaliation undoubtedly. Had it not been discussed, suggested, and advocated by prominent members of the league long before your arrest ?- ft had been suggested by Mr Brennan and Air Kettle in speeches some- where in the country during the parliamentary session. I had written TO Mr Egan to remonstrate with him on account of speeches and suggestions that were made without consultation with the rest of the executive. What was the aate of your arrest ?-It was the 13th or 16th of October, 1881. There was no definite proposition made with regard to the No rent" manifesto. Except in these isolated cases, it was an act which was decided upon by us in KUmaiuham. Had not the no rout" manifesto been prepared and drafted before you were in prison ?-No it was drafted by Mr William O'Brien in Kilmain. ham. Mr Brennan affixed Mr Davitt's signaturo, saying ho had his permission to do so. Did you not suggest, in July, 1881, to Patrick Ford tbe advising of a strike against all rentii ?- I do not recollect, but to the best of my belief I did not. The Attorney-General read a manifesto issued by Egan advising tenants to refuse payment of rent, and to avoid the Land Court. Witness said he considered it A very con- demnable manifesto, and he told Mr Brennan, who was in prison with him, to write to Mr Egan stating that he (Mr Parnell) strongly disapproved of the placard, and desired its withdrawal. Egan promised to withdraw it, and lie believed he did so. MR PARNELL ON LANDLORDISM. The Attorney-General next read an extract from United Ireland denouncing the Land Act of 1881, and asked whether Mr Parnell agreed with the denunciation. Mr Parnell said it was a very strong description of what the writer thought was the failure of the act. Mr Davitt, rising at the solicitors' table, explained that it was an extract frotn his speech, and not from an article in the United Ireland. Mr Parnell said opinions in Ireland were very greatly divided as to the act, somo people sup- porting it and others condemning it. The Attorney-General quoted another extract which stated that Landlordism is to ba destroyed." To Mr Parnell Do you approve of that ? Mr Parnell: Undoubtedly. I thoroughly approve of the destruction of landlordism. I pro- pose to bring about that by purchasing them out. Was not Mr O'Brien paid as editor of United Ireland by tha La-nri League ?—Well, to tell the truth about his salary, it had very often been more conspicuous by its absence than its presence. When he was in KUmainham he was not paid at all. PIGOTT'S BANEFUL INFLUEKCB. In reply to further questions, it was certainly not true the witness received money from the emergency fund or the skirmishing fund with which to purchase the Irishman on its conversion into United Ireland, though it was true that a COMPANY was formed to buy out Richard Pigott. The Inshman was such a disreputable paper that nobody would choose it for an organ, and it was bought up in order to terminate Mr Richard Pigott's journalistic influence in Ireland. (Much laughter,) We bought up the Irishman," added Mr Parnell, because it was injuring the Land League cause." It had always represented the most advanced section of Irish pnlitics. Tho Attorney-General next quoted extracts from the Irishman with a view to proving that its language was calculated to appeal to the physical force party. Reference was made in one case to a bridge being blown up and trenches dug and upon being asked whether he thought these were constitutional proceedings, Mr Parnell said it was rather a florid description of what had takeu place at certain evictions. He had always thought it right that the persons who perpetrated outrage should be punished. Had always endeavoured to keep the movement within constitutional lines, the only exception being the "no rent" manifesto issued under circumstances which he yesterday explained in answer to Mr Asquith. The Attorney-General quoted another article in which Brady, who took part in the Phoenix Park murders, was alludedlto. It stated, Terrible as the act was, it was the act of a brave, self-sacrific- ing, though misguided man. He was not the type of man who could ba said to have been actuated by base or sordid motives." Witness said he disapproved of the article. The Attorney-General quoted an article from the aame paper in which Brady was spoken of as a sincere, lion-hearted enthusiast." Mr Paruell said he did not approve of the article. The President taddressing Mr Parnell): You were a proprietor of this newspaper Mr Parnoll I was ono of the company who owned it. Undoubtedly, if I had known of the tendency of the articles I should have directed Mr O'Brien's attention to them, with a view of stopping the paper or having its tone altered. The court theu adjourned until to-morrow, The Central News learns that the Attorney- General will close his cross-examination of Mr Darnell this (Friday) morning.
MEETING IN THE WORKING MEN'S LIBERAL CLUB. TRADES' UNIONISTS SUP- PORT MR NOAH REES. WHO PULLED THE WIRES FOR THE TRADES' COUNCIL? MR CARR REQUESTED THEM TO SELECT HIM. The plot does not thicken it becomes thinner each day, and will soon not have the consistency of skimmed milk. Mr Noah Rees's supporters are steadily working, whilst the "ncn-political" party are'blustering. The canvass books show the most satisfactory record yet established in the West Ward, and such is the strong personal antipathy felt towards the Tory candidate in some quarters that the most active workers on behalf of Mr Rees are found among the ladies, several of whom are canvassing most" assiduously for votes. The section on the trades' council who have outraged the opinions of their constituents by bringing forward a wolf in sheep's clothing, or, in other words, a rank Tory as a representative of the working classes, are each day becoming more ostracised, whilst already active steps are being taken for a thorough re-organisation of the body which was supposed to accurately represent the trades of the town. But a remarkable fact has recently transpired. Throughout the present crisis Mr Carr has represented himself a* being the "selected" candidate of the trades' council. Had be said the self-imposed candidate he would have been nearer the mark. During the debate at the Working Men's Liberal Club on Wednesday, resulting in the suspension from membership of four Trades' Council members, one of these tatter declared that Mr L. Carr had offered" himself to the council as their representative. When questioned as to the accuracy of this statement, he reiterated it, so that Jack-in-the- box himself set free the spring. Mr Carr is the perennial Tory or.anything.else" candidate kept on the premises, and sold cheap to any ward. Ihose who wish to ascertain the views of genuine working men who are also leading Trades' Unionists should read the following report.
MEETING AT THE WORKING MEN'S LIBERAL CLUB. STRONG CONDEMNATION OF THE TRADES' COUNCIL. On Thursday evening a very largely attended andenthufnastic meeting of members was held in the Working Men's Liberal Ciub and Institute. the spacious Gladstone Hall being crowded. Councillor Joseph Ramsdale presided, and in his opening speech laid before the voters present the true position of affairs in the West Ward, demonstrating the transparent fallacy of the contention that the Tory candidate was a repre- se°^at've the interests of the working-classes, w! P-TAPP moved the folio wing resolution :— That this meeting of Cardiff Liberal working men hereby pledges itself to work for and support Mr Noah Rees In nis candidature at this contest. The working jnen believe hini to be tho true labour candidate, in opposition to the bogus candidate supported by a small section of the Trades' Council of the town, who are I thus proving themselves false to the principles of Liberalism and false to true labour representation. (Applause.) Speaking to the resolution, Mr Tapp said that during the time he hadlivad in Cardiff no man had supported trades' unionism more heartily than himself. But now, simply because they were found to be a disorganised body, an effort was being made so trample upon them. (Hoar, hear.) The CHAIRMAN observed that it was always a pleasure to hoar a man who had the courage of his convictions, and who was not swayed one way or the other by any little breezo that blew. Mr Noah Rees was a more resolute^trades' unionist than Mr Carr. lie (the speaker) in his earlier days was the first president of a Lancashire Weavers'Trades Uuioll, and he was still a subscribing member to it. (Hear, hear.) It was well that these matters should be discussed calmly; but it was uot fair that an institution like the Liberal Club should be made the medium for assisting the candidature of the greatest Tory that ever trod tho streets of Cardiff. (Hear, hear.) Mr TAMK, representing the Trade and Provi- dent Society, said he was very much disgusted I with the action taken by the Trades' Council. A resolution would be sent to them by his branch disapproving of their conduct. (Applause.) He seconded the praposition before the meeting. The CHAIRMAN here announced, admidst. loud applause, that Mr J. Jenkins, president of the Trades' Council, would appear this (Friday) evening on tho platform of the Colonial-hall to support Mr Rees. (Applause.) He was very glad to see Mr Jenkius's letter in the South Wales Daily News that day. Mr W, H. ALLEN, from the Plumbers' Society, supported the resolution. He said that at that meeting there were present geuuine and tholol1,1.J represen- tatives of Trades" Unionism-meu who had worked for the cause long before some of thobe who were now opposing them. (Hear, hear.) And who were their opponents? Simply a small section of the Trades' Council, not one of whom was authorised by the branches to do as had been done. He challenged any officer or member of the Trades' Council to produce in their rules any clause giving them power to take tho action complained of. Iu their last annual report there was a direct instance to tha contrary. The Carpontera' Lodge wished the Trades' Council to inaugurate a fete and gala. But this was too important a matter for the council to settle, so they took a plebiscite of the lodges. (Laughter.) In lodges where votes had recently bean taken in favour of Mr Carr things were nicely managed. Known opponents were kept out of the way, and in cases where the majority of a lodge were certain to oppose the scheme, their representatives were not invited by the Trades' Council. No one from the Plumbers' Society was asked to attend, and it was a remarkable thing that the post had been missed in one or two other cases. If they wanted to know Mr Carr's political beliefs on the preseut occasion he could tell them. Of course Mr Carr, at the representative of the labour party, adopted their platform. Therefore he went in for manhood suffrage, perfect freedom of trade. Home Rule for Ireland, free unsectaran education, the disestablishment and disendow- ment of the Church of England, the reform or abolition of the House of Lords, the abolition of the tithe rent charge, and the reform of the State pension list. (Loud and prolonged applause and laughter.) Councillor W. E. Vaughan, Messrs W. A. Beer, Arthur Williams, T. Atkins, and David Joseph supported the resolution, which was carried with unanimity. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceedings,
MR CARR WISHES TO HOLD A MEETING IN A BOARD SCHOOL. THE REQUEST REFUSED. At a meeting of the Cardiff School Board, on Thursday. Councillor Rees in the chair, a letter was received from Mr Robert Bridcufc asking for the use of the Board School in Wood-street, in which to bold a public meeting on behalf of the candidature of Mr Lascelles Carr for the vacant seat in the West Ward. Mr Bridcut pointed out that[similar favours wero granted in Birmingham. The CHAIRMAN Ob, we can't do that. Dr TBKHARNE did uot see that there was much harm in it, considering what little accommodation tbero was in the town for the holding of public meetings. If 1\ sufficient guarantee were given for the cleaning out, proper ventilatipn, and for whatever damage might accrue, he would bo inclined to grant the request. Tbel CHAIRMAN The Opposition party are going to hold a meeting in the Colonial-hall, Is there any difficulty in Mr Carr going to the Colonial-hall ? Father HATDE: He would have to pay for the Colonial Hall, that's The CHAIRMAN pointed out that directly thsy opened the school they would be receiving applications from all quarters, with the result that the school appliances would be knocked about. No guarantee would be worth anything in comparison to the injury done. Dr WALLACE added that the expense of education in the board schools was constantly increasing, and it would be a mistake to add to the cost by letting the schools be used for purposes of publio meetings, inasmuch as no accurate estimate of the damage could be formed. Dr EDWARDS thought that it would be a pity to pass a resolution on the general principle to- day without letting the other members ot tbe board know of it. Ho was of opinion that if they opened the schools to public meetings they would be used every night of the week. The CHAIRMAN stated that the schools bad been refused in the case of temperance meetings. The application was refused.
MR NOAH REES'S CANDIDATURE. A meeting of the West Ward voters will be held this (Friday) night, in the Colonial Hall, in support of the candidature of Mr Noah Rees. Mr Hess Jones, J.P., will preside, and the following gentlemen are expected to take part in the proceedings i—Messrs W. H. Allen, E. Tapp, John Jenkins, Edward Thomas, Alderman Lewis, Dr Mullin, Messrs T. Collins, W. H. Atkins, Allen Upward, and Councillors J. H. Jones, Ramsdale, Vaughan, F. J, Baavan, and the candidate.
THE DUTY OF NONCONFORMISTS. TO THE EDITOR. SLB,—It seems lika a fatality that each time Mr Carr puts up as a candidate for the Cardiff Town Council a report of the Garmon Roberta v. Carr libel case comes before the court, and thus into the press. Is it au interposition of Providence to show Nonconformists how they should go at these elections? It is enough, though, for every Nonconformist to know that Mr Carr is the man who is always sneering at their ministers and revilling tbeir religion for them to vote for Mr Rees as a protest against his conduct.—I am, &O., The Hayes. T. C. SAUNDERS.
NOTICE TO MR NOAH REES'S CANVASSERS. Mr Noah Rees's canvassers are requested to call at the Central Committee Room to-night, either before or after the meeting in the Colonial- hall. The canvassers specially told off to look up removals" are requested to bring in their final reports to-night.
CARDIFF TYPOGRAPHICAL ASSOCIA- TION. TO THE EDITOR. SLB,—I am instructed to forward to you for publication the following resolution, passed unanimously at A largely-attended meeting of the Cardiff Branch of the Typographical Association, held at tho Stag and Hounds Inn, Great Frederick-street, on Thursday, May 2ad :— That we. the members of the Cardiff Brandl of the Typographical Association, heartily c >mniend the action of the Trades' Council in bringing forward a trades unionist candidate for th VAcaut seat in tbe WestWaidof the Cardiff County Borough Council, aud pledge ourselves to nse every legitimate effort to secure the return of Mr Lascelles Carr. —I am, &c., S. CONNELLAN, Branch Secretary. 9, Alexandra-road, Cardiff.
THE "WESTERN MAIL" SICK FUND AND ITS BOGUS TITLE. TO THK EDITOR. SIR,—On Tuesday I troubled you with a letter calling attention to a barefaced falsehood that had been published in a leading article in the previous day's Western Mail. This morning I find my letter referred to in a leaderette in that paper, but not in the way I should have expected, nor to offer an apology for a malignant libel,but to open up a side issue and refer me to a letter iu another column written by a Mr Crafter, which is said to contain some plain statements of facts concerning the so-called South Wales and Mon- mouthshire Press Benefit Society. I go to that column and find that the" plain statement of facts" are facts so far as they refer to the contemporaneous formation of the Daily News Sick Benefit Society and the society with the big pretensions and big name. After that the trail of the master is followed, and Mr Grafter, whoever he may be, lies. That a committee was formed at the Daily New, to work with, and find out the views of, a committee from the Western Mail is quite true; but that the Messrs Duncan or their works manager had anything to do with disturbing or breaking off that communication is utterly and maliciously untrus. The very contrary is what actually took place, for the works manager— knowing, I presume, that even at that time advantage was taken of every opportunity to iosult and malign both the Messrs Duncan and their employes — went out of his way to tell tbe men that they ware quite at liberty to use their own discretion as to what course they pursued, and the staff of the Daily News unanimously came to the conclu- sion that they would, in addition to a Sick Fund, also establish a private savings' bank, and in deciding upon that, elected to form a little society confined entirely to the members of their own staff. This was communicated to the committee of the Mail, and there the matter ended. The committee who were sent from the Daily News office are still my fellow-woikmen, and can fully bear out everything I have said but, in the face of all that, I have no doubt the inventive genius of the Mail will have a proof to the contrary, and I certainly should not be surprised to read in the next issue of that psper that they have a tablet from heaven on which is engraved the "plain statement of facts," quoted by Mr Crafter. This, to follow out their usual style, will be accompanied by a cut representing the Recording Angel descending to the Mail office, and handing the tablet to the said gentleman, who, I believe, is the Crafter of elec- tion riot fame, who found the wonderful bullet that was fired from the outside of a pane of glass, from tho mside, and then quietly crawled into a hole or nook behind a door, where it lay chuckling until found by the clever, nimble fingers of the gentleman in question. Ob, craft, thy name is Crafter! And now, as to the bogus title, and I will ask if I am far out in my 80 designating a title that leads people who are invited to attend a banquet to subscribe to a society under the impression that. in addition to the Western Mail, there are also some other influential papers included. Mr Leaderette Writer and Mr Crafter, yon may congratulate yourselves that I do not use some harsher term than bogus. In conoiusion I will just give the public an idea of the advantages the members of our little club derive. I win take the fund for the last quarter January to March.—A member has two shares, and subscribes 6d each share per week, making his total subscriptions for the 13 weska 13I. Now after deducting Is 4rl for working expenses, that MAN actually had 19s 4d carried to his account in the provident fund, showing that he had all the advantages of the sick fund (£1 per week during illness), and yet received Ó3 4d per quarter more money than his total subscriptionl". And there is not the slightest restriction upon his drawing out both capital and interest at any time he shall feel so disposed. A great deal was said at the recent banquet about the proprietors of the Western Mail contributing £33 during 1888 to their Press Fund. I find that during the same period Messrs Duncan's contributions to our sick fund amounted to £59 7s 7d! and their contribution in several previous years was equally handsome. This, I think, speaks volumes for the generosity of the Messrs Duncan who in times of trouble and adversity have shown themselves to be most sympathetic employers. I have the whole of my fellow-workmen with me when I say that not a man among them would think of Joining in, or combining with, the club formed at the office of the Western MRil.-1 11m, &c., THE SAME PRINTER. South Wales Daily News, May 2, 1889.
DEATH OF A TENBY RACEHORSE. Brnm, the well known 8teeplecbaser, the property of Mr William Lewis, of Milford House, Tenby. broke his leg in the stable on Wednesday evening, and was afterwards destroyed. He was the winner of many races in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire.
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THE LIBERATION SOCIETY. CONFERENCE IN LONDON. VIGOROUS SPEECH BY MR OSBORNE MORGAN. The pioceedings of the Liberation Society'S conference were concluded on Thursday at the Memorial Hall, London. Mr Osborne MorgaD, M.P., presided over a woil-attended meeting. After some formal business, The CHAIRMAN d-divered the opening address, in which, as an old Welsh member, he expressed the gratification he felt that Mr Dillwyn, that veteran leader of Welsh Liberalism, bad at last found an opportunity of discussing Welsh disestablishment and disen- dowment. It was high time that this matter should bo publ cly debated, because, as constantly happened when public discussion was silenced, A number of unaccountable fallacies bad sprung up upon the subject. They heard it constantly asserted that the Church in Wales was gaining ground. But they knew better. (Hear, hear.) They could point to the fact tbat at the last election more than five-sixths—nearly seveu- eightbs-of the Welsh representatives were sent to Parliament pledged to support Mr DillwyuV motion. Coming to later times, he refer to the fact that the county CONNED* N were contested—he would not due- HETHEI. rightly or wrongly—entirely UP'.N political o:. sem. -political grouuds, and N ouconforrnistl literally s-wept the board. (Cheers.) Ho was altogether certain whether there was to be titha egislation this yoar. He observed that the uovernment were shy in answering questions ou the subject, but if the Government proceeded upon the hnes of last year's legislation, they would have nothing whatever to do with it. (Hear, hear.) The sole effect of that legislation would be merely to shift the burden from one shoulder-to another. The Government seemed to have fcrmed on thi-s subject a (bep funda- mental misconception. Nonconformists did not object to the collection of the tithes, but to their application. Tithes were national property, and as such should be devoted to national purposes, and not be dissipated in maintaining high-class educational establishments iu Eugland, or in supporting the Church, which, in Wales, had long smco ceased to be national. (Cheers.) The Rev J. MCDODGALL (Manchester) moved a resolution expressing th opinion that no change in either the incidence or tho collection of tithes would remove tho present injustice which devoted to ecclesiastical purposes, a LARGE ■.••■O l.f national property that should be AVIIW.UIE for objects advantageous to the entire community. Mr YOUNGMAN, a Suff jlk farmer, seconded, and the motion was carried. III the subsequent proceedings Rev Charles WiUiams, of Accrington, Mr Halley Stewart. M.P., the Hon. Lyulph Stanley, and the Rev J. Guinness Rogers took part.
CRADDOCK WELLS' CHARITY MEETING OF GOVERNORS. A a meeting- OF the Governors of Craddock Wells Charity held on Thursday in the Town. hail, Catdiff, thero were present TV V»R J'rr. PAINA (LN THE chair), Dr Taylor, FY R} Edwards, Alderman Waring, *1/ Griffith Phillips, Mr Thomas Rees, and Mr V. banders, Mr J. L. Jenkins (clerk), Mr Aspinall (surveyor), and Mr David Roberts V^'W-DR). Tho annual statement of accounts was "id ootora the bo^xrd, but it was referred back to the auditor in order that the expendituro for private improvement* might be charged to the revenue account.—The Surveyor reported that the two plots of land situate at the corners of Eldoii-road and Telford-street, and Craddock-street and Wells-street, were wanted to be taken up as soon as the governors thought tit to permit this being done. In November, 1887, Mr Thomas Webber, secretary of the Rate- payers' Association, wrote to the governors asking that these plots might be retained pending the decision of the Charity Commis- sioners with regard to the Wells' Charity funds. On this land was to have been erected the "school for poor boys and girls," advocated by some mem- bers of tbe association. Dr Edwards stated that the Government scheme still required the Queen's signature, so that the matter had tetter be deferred for a month.
SHOCKING AFFAIR AT TONY- REFAIL. SAD SUICIDE OF A FARMER. On Wednesday Mr LI. Grover, depncy-coroner, Pontypridd, held an INQUEST at Tonyretail on tha body of Mr David Evans, 55 vears of age, a well-known and highly respectabio farmer hving at Garthgraban. Deceased was uumarried and lived with bis brother, Mr Thomas Evans, on the Garthgraban Farm, one of the largest in tho district. From evidence adduced it appeared that the unfortunate man had for some time been in excedingly low spirits, and displayed an unaccountable antipathy to going TO chapel. This was all the more ro. markable from the fact that ho had throughout his long career been a very religious It: an, and was one of the most valued <le«eoii3 at tha Welsh C»l»ioistiO Church in the village. Mr Thomas Evans stated that at tea time on Sunday last ono of the servant men asked his brother whether he would come to chapel that evening. Deceased, however, who had been present at the morning service, made no reply, but sat gloomily by the fire. The servants then left tor tbe village, the housekeeper went upstairs to dress for chapel, and witness went outside to put the horse in the As soon all he was left alone the deceased appears to have rushed to a lumber room aboveJ where, mounting npon a chair, he tied a cord, attauhed to a beam, around his neck and jumped off. The housekeeper, Mrs Mary Williams, at once raised tho alarm, and witness, fearing what bad happened, went into the room, where he found the unfortunate man in the position described. He untied the cord. and. finding that life wat not extinct, sent for Dr Roberts, Penygraig. Shortly afterwards the deceased recovered con. sciousness, and became so violent that it was with great difficulty he could be restrained. Dr Evac Davies, Penygraig, attended him on the following day, and found him suffering from the effects of strangulation. He died about six o'clock that evening. Witnest added that there was no reason why deceased should have been despondent. He was possessed of considerable means, and it had been arranged that they shouid leave the farm on Monday to live in retirement at Porth- cawl. Tho jury found that death was due to strangulation, and that deceased committed the rash act while of unsound mind, The flad affair has created intense sensation all through the district, and the deepest sympathy is felt on all hands with the bereaved family. Deceased was a nephew of the venerable Rev W. Evans, Tonyrefail, the oldet-t minister in the Calvmistic Methodist denomination, and uncl, to the Re* W. Evaus, M.A., Pembroke Dock.
THE FOREST OF DEAN INCIDENT. WHOLESALE ARRESTS. The Forest of Dean bear fight is regarded in It serious a light that warrants were granted to the police against the following PERSONS :—George Wilks, Robert Wilks, William William?, William Baldwin, Earnest Cinderley, Henry Baldwin, George Rawlins, Joseph Hopkins, Thomas Meek, Isaac Baldwin, JosepU Hardwick, Sidney Raw- lins, George Tippins, and Arthur Golditig. These men all live in osio locality, JIND are mostly colliers. They were apprehended at night, and at nearly the same time, and in so quiet a manner that only a-few outsiders kuew what was taking place. They were taken to Littledean lock-up. The charge against the prisoners is that on the evening of tbe 26th April they then did unlaw- fully and maliciously kill certain animals, to wit, two boars, the same beiag auimals ordinarily kept in confinement, coutrary to the statute, and being the property of Gabriei Quagauet, James Gabriel BaluiJ, Tvjgant Thomas, and Geraut Alfred, Frenchmen, said to belong to the Pyreuees district. In a second charge the prisoners are proceeded againrt for assaulting the Frenchmen. The two last named persons, who managed to escape to Cardiff, returned to the Forest, having arrived at Newnham station at noon on Thursday, The Consul-General at Cardiff and Mr Karn, vice- consul, Gloucester, are arranging that the foreigners shall be properly represented at Littledean to-day (Friday).
GALLANT RESCUE AT CARDIFF. A PLUCKY YOUTH. Early on Thursday afternoon a little girl aged nine years accidentally fell into the basin off the Glamorgan Canal, situated in the vicinity of tha Taff Vale Railway Company's yard at the Docks. An alarm was at once raised, and straightway a youth ran to the bank, jumped into the water with his clothes on, and brought the child safely to the side. When lifted on to the wharf the little girl was almost unconscious, but speedily recovered,aud was immediately conveyed home. The child's name is Kitie Sievewright, and her parents live at 47, Mnuntstuart-^quare, The rescuer is a 1.1 of 15 years, named Gavin Addie, residing at 30. Sapphire-street, Roath, and employed at the Taff Vale Railway Company's Stores Department. This is the second rescue from imminent death which the plucky young fellow has made within the past twelve months, The accident of Thurs- day occurred during thq dinner hour,when a large number of workmen were about and on Addio successfully bringing his charge to bank he was loudly applauded. It is felt that the gallant youth deserves recognition from tha Royal Humane Society.
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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATH Xotieea of Birtht, Marriages, and Deaths, are chin lit the rate «/ It /or the lirst TicetUy Wordt, and 6U to cicry additional Ten iVords, aiui mint be l'REFAIO. !■ !IL.;œsu the notice »w: O 011 ;h* '111"" « vi adtlrest of the writer BIRTHS. EDMONDs.-On Thursday, May 2nd, the wife of Alfred Edmonds, Brynteg-terrace, Merthyr, of a daughter. 18J SLMRSON.—On ThurwUy, May 2nd, the wife of II. Leigh Simpson, at 7. Richraoud-terrace, Parb-plsce, Cardiff, of a daughter. 166 MARRIAGE. MORTIMER—LAY.—On May 1st,at St. Andrew's Church, Ashburton. Devon, by the Hey, W. M. Birch. M.A., Vicar, assisted by the Rev M. Williamson, M.A., James Mortimer, B. A., Head Master of the Grammar School, Ashburton, to Marian, youngest daughter of the Rev. John Ward Lay, M.A., Ashburton. 154 DEATHS. DAVIKS.— On the 1st inst., at St. Mellons, Ed want J>avies. Born 15th July, 1817, died 1st May, 1889. Vuneral Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. Friends please* accept this intimation. 156 JOHN.—April 30th (at their son's residence, Coean, Penarth), Ann, beloved wife of Nicholas John (Tate of Middle Cross, Uancarvan). after a long illness, aged 72 years. Funeral will leave for Zoar. Bonvil- stone, on Monday, at 12.30 p.m. Friends will please accept this intimation. 142 JONES —April 30, at 47, Pulteney-street, Bath, Mary Teresa, \ri«low of J. D. Jones, of Liverpool, and eldest and only surviving daughter of the ittte Rev Henry Keet and Nin Keet, Brixton, 4n her twenty. eighth year. In MCMILLAN.—The friends of the lata Mr James Donald- son McMillan will kindly accept this intimation that the remains will leave the deceased's residence, 42, Kitigl.road, Canton, at 11 a.m. on Saturday for the New Cemetery. 178 VOKES.-On April 29, at Crown Cottage, Cirencester, the residence of his daughter, William Vokes, veterinary surgeon, of Cardiff, aged )9. Deeply 1 regretted. Public funeral will leave 19, Working. street, Friday morning, at 11. 113 >
FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1889. 4 SIR M. H. BEACH ON TRADE COMBINATIONS. IT te refreshing to meet with a speech from a Conservative M.P. which consists of something better than well-worn party platitudes. Not often does even a leader of the Conservative party riae above this level; or, at any rate, reach any higner Doini than to ring the changes upon some old theme that has already been discussed ad nauseam. Quite exceptional is it when a man of position and influence in that party takes up a subject of interest to the commercial classes, and treats it in a manner proving possession of a clear understanding of i's importance, and an appreciation of the principles which underlie our commercial policy, at the same time expressing in decided terms his resolution to adhere to that system which has made Britain the greatest of trading powers. Sir M. H. BEACH did all this in his address to the Bristol Chamber of Commerce; and his speech included, necessarily, a declaration of adherence to I the system of free trade-that erstwhile Hadical "theory," which was to bring ruin upon the country with such violent rapidity We are not concerned just now to point the moral of this unreserved adoption of what has been pre-eminently a Radical doctrine, and make no further reference to the fact than will suffice to base upon it two remarks. The first is an expression of regret that other Conservatives, notably Lord SALIS- BURY, are not equally honest in declaring what they know to be the truth, instead of paltering with dangerous economic heresies. The second is that, just as some leading Conservatives of to-day adopt as a fundamental article of belief a doctrine which their predecessors in the faith, as well as many of their own colleagues, have stigmatized as ruinous theory, full of every imaginable ill, so it will come to pass that other Radical doctrines, now declared to be equally fraught with danger and disaster to the common- wealth, will in turn be approved, adopted, and defended by Conservatives of the better, becauce more enlightened, sort. The chief point that calls for notice in, the speech of Sir MICHAEL is one having local interest for South Wales. The Bristol Chamber of Commerce having passed a resolution favouring legislative action against trade "rings," "syndicates," and the like, the right hon. gentleman gave reasons—and they were sound reasons, entitled to careful consideration—why such antagonistic proce- dure was undesirable. In these columns we have favoured legislation, the strength of the speculating capitalists who form the" rings" and their power for mischief being so great that we consider it needful to bring into existence a sharp and severe remedy against the evils which would be inflicted upon the community. Sir MICHAEL does not think legislation desirable and, whilst allowing all due weight to the reasons he assigns, it would be well to learn whether he has considered the effect of a syndicate operating with such an industry as that of the tin-plate trade-an imlustrywith peculiar dangers if exposed to practice which it was the declared intention of the syndicate pro- moters to adopt. South Wales has had to run the risk of losing its second greatest industry some capitalists were carefully preparing a meluod which would have re- sulted in the loss of the great American business and this risk was run solely in order that Stock Exchange manipulators might enrich themselves by the formation ef the proposed trade combination. There was little more than a pretence of bona-fide investment. Fortunately, the shrewdness and foresight of tin-plate makers prevented them walking innocently into the snare; but the misdeed of the promoters was none the less serious. It is to a. study of the peculiar circumstances of the tin-plate trade—and other trades have their own peculiarities, some probably of equal im- portance—that we look for modification of Sir MICHAEL'S views. He disapproves of legislation for reasons which, as we have already admitted, are weighty. He believes it to be practically impossible for these "rings" to be carried to the successful issue which some persons anticipate, and he desires that, in considering their effect, we should bear in mind that their per- nicious results have been noted in countries which are Protectionist. Our best defence against these mischievous combinations is, he argues, freedom of trade and freedom of market for those articles of general production in which promoters may be tempted to make the" riugs. With such freedom, and with stern determination on the part of the Government to let the authors suffer the full consequences of their failures, he believes that the attempt to spread this form of speculation will prove ultimately futile. To endeavour to prevent them by legislation would, in his view, be a retro- grade action when compared with the course of legislation in commercial matters for the past half century it would be directly contrary to the laws which repealed the statutes against forestalling and re- grating, and which liberated the action of the Trades Unions. Sir MICHAEL, how- ever, makes one admission and it may be that therein will be found the point of agreement between him and the advocates of legislation. He says he does not wish to contend that a Government or a Parliament could not interfere with great advantage on certain occasions. A case could easily have been made out for special interference in the tin-plate syndicate project but that, for- tunately, is not now needful. So long as industries are directed with the wisdom which, in the recent negotiations, was dis- played by the proprietors in the tin-plate trade, so long there will be no occasion for legislation. But every trade is not officered by such trustworthy captains of iu- "dustry."
SOUTH WALES NOTES. (BY COSMOS.] THJ £ FBINCKSS OF WALES AND THK ITALIAN BOY. MR CAVE THOMAS, the Welsh artist, who has just been placed on the Civil Pension List by tbe Queen, at one time taught drawing and painting to the Princess of Wales. When the Princess was somewhat advanced in her studies, Mr Cavo Thomas introduced a little Italian boy, tn bis picturesque rags and dirt, froln the unsavoury regions of Saffron-hill, to the Princess at Marl- borough House, as a model to practice from in drawing from life. Little Iachimo was verv pleased, not only with the money be earned, but more particularly with the good things which the Princess regaled him with after the lesson was over. After a time Iachimo learnt that the good lady for whom he sat was the Pri nceaa of Wales, and resolved that he would no longer appear in his dirt and rags at Marl- borough House, but in a second-hand suit, bought at a neighbouring Jewish establishment. What have yon done, Iachimo said the Princess, you are of no use to me in those fine clothes." Me learned that you vas Princess of Ouales," replied Iachimo, and me vas ashamed to see a Princess vid my old clothes." Oh, go home directly," said the Princess, laughing, and put on your old clothes again, aud come back immediately, Yon have spoilt yourself for artistic purposes." Poor little Iachimo left the region of Pall Mall vary much surprised that the Princess preferred rags and dirt to cleanliness and good raiment. WHAT PROTECTION DOES FOB ITALY. PROTECTIONISTS still linger as evidenced by the Sugar Bounties Convention, and this must be my excuse for so often reverting to facts which emphasise the value of free trade. The war of tariffs is almost as ruiuoo, I should say more so, than a campaign. The one is continuous, the other is short, sharp, and decisive. Oar CODanl ia Italy states that the trade of that country suffered grievously in 1833 from the war of tariffs with France. The receipts of the Genoa. Custom-house have fallen off very considerably, which points 110 the fact, which is borne out by examination of the returns of importations, that the increase has been in coal, iron, and such other articles of necessity which ar either exempt from duty or pay a low rate and on tbe other hand, there has been a great decrease in the more valuable articles which pay a heavy dnty, the fact being that the French trade has been almost suspended during these tariff disputes, while the import of raw material and coal has increased under favour of the protection afforded to native industry by th(t high duties. The nation is paying for it heavily, and the Government is perplexed to kuow bow to find means of increasing the taxation of this already overtaxed country; but a certain number of individuals and industrial establishments are undoubtedly reaping a goMen harvest, while it lasts." Mr Gladstone, in his article in the Nineteenth Century, alluded to the deficit which exists in the Italian finances, and bow this recurring evil is to be met is a :problem which probably,Cavoor could not solve. Let us thank the fates that such men as Cobden and Bright were Englishmen, and that their views were acceptable to the majority of their countrymen. CARDIFF a FRENCH TRADE. THB Consul' at Marseilles stataa in bis report that the increase in the price OF coal at Cardiff is bringing French coal more into the market, and that in consequence a considerable decrease in the imports for the present'year may be expected. Cardiff does a fair trade with Roscoff, where large quantities of vegetables are grown and exported to England. This "competition with English niarket-gardeneijs does not, however, seem likely to affect the higlher prices of home productions, as the foreigu vegetables, though earlier, are ot inferior quality. It is interesting to learn that in answer to « suggestion to an eminent firm of English seedsmen that the establishment at Roscoff of one of their agents might possibly prove remunerative, the reply was that the French peasant proprietors who grow tbe vege- tables aro unwilling to pay higher prices for better seeds, and prefer either to save the seeds from their own crops, or to buy them in the immediate neighbourhood. Wore it not for this inbreeding and parnmoay^he trade with England in superior vegetables would soon be very great, aud the competition serious with English growers. PEASANT PROPRIETORS. WB bear a good deal of the advantages of peasant holdings, so that occasionally it is who to regard the other side the question. This picture, drawn by our consul at Brest, is not encouraging. though many of tbe couditions which act adversely there would not exist in England:— In concluding this report on this subject, it may be remarked that, although the Breton peasant has a great natural aptitude for tilling the soil, he labours under considerable disadvantages. As a rule he cannot furnish himself with tbe proper plant, cattle, and implements for agriculture, and, above all, bear the expense of draining. Nearly all the land cultivated by the peasant proprietor i worked with the spade, and fear of losing, or even risking, the slender profit he is able to make by his severe labour, effectually prevents any enterprise, and engenders a fspirit of avarice difficult to describe. The peasantry apparently live m a condition of squalor, happily unknown to the Euglish agricultural labourer. Thanks, however, to their extraordinary parsimony, it is perhaps doubtful if they are actually as poor as they seem; but their pale and troubled faces, and bent forms, even in early life, show how badly they are fad, whether they can afford more comfort or not. In Brittany certainly, under the peasant pro. prietor system, the land is not properly worked, and much goes out of cultivation. It is the custom to raise immense banks as hedges (between their little plots) to row. scrub oak on. These banks, with their huge crest of scrub, shade the land to a great distance on each side, and from the resulting damp little will grow under them. The idea is, of course, to obtain the firewood which is of very slow growth, and tbe peasant, in thus trying to get too much out of his plot, is half starved, whilst half killing himself with labour. Many other instances could be presented of the same short-sightedness in squeezing the land. Men and women indiscriminately perform the work of the agricultural animals they cannot afford to buy, with the usual consequent evils to health. It is no uncommon sight to see women working with the flail for hours, a labour so severe that it often breaks down the men. THE OTHER SIDE. IT will be apparent to all impartial judges that many of tbe disadvantages under which the Breton peasant suffers are mostly absent in England. The want of enterprise would not be present, and the many facilities for hiring machinery would Tender the lot of the English peasant not so burdensome. Moreover, any tarmer who was near would thresh his corn for him at the same time that he was threshing his own. The fault in the French peasant system is obviously the fact that the whole land is parcelled into small allotments. In England farms would still continue, but curtailed in size, the superfluous ground being occupied by the labourers. But the truth is the Breton peasant is not so poor as he seems. The enormous sum which was paid by France to Germany did not come out ot the pockets of the Parisian merchants or the Lyons manufacturers. but out of the humble stockin which every peasant hides in some corner or another. Again, tbe land in England would not be covered and injured by the growth of firewood, for fuel is so cheap and so near at hand that the cost of raising this scrub would not be worth the toil. Moreover, the British peasant has the benefit of chaap food. Possibly this militates against him in some matters, but not on the whole. An instance I gave you a short time ago will illustrate this. The price of meat in French towns was high, whereas the price of stock was low. Thus the French peasant has to sail in tbe cheapest and buy in the dearest. It is tbe opposite with the English peasant. He can sell his bacon at double the price he can purchase American for, and the same with all stock. Moreover, there is no necessity to grow wheat, and the ground can be occupied with better paying crops.
THE ROYAL ACADEMY. WELSH PICTURES AND WELSH ARTISTS. [FROM A CORRESPONDENT.] The 121st exhibition will be opened to the public on Monday next, It contains some 2,196 exhibits, and is full ef the realisation?, the fair promises,the mediocrities,and the utter failures of the average Academy. My business, however, lies not with the exhibition as a whole, but with the various exhibits which, directly or indirectly, will justify the title at the bead of theee notes—Wales at the picture galleries. Following the catalogue, we come in the first room to (No. 14), a hillside scene near Bettwsycoed, painted with consider- able success by Mr Ernest P. Bucknall. "A December Morning" (No. 62), such as is shown by Mr John Aborn. of Dolwyddelen, is familiar enough to the dwellers amongst the Welsh hills. The romantic parses of the Ogwen have furnished Mr C. J. Parry with material for a picture wherein the roaring white torrent tumbles patisfactorily over the mossy boulders which cover the foreground. In the second gallery, it we may claim Arthur as a Welsh hero, the centre of our attraction should be Mr Frank Dicksee's noble pict.uro, FNTITLE<L The J'ASSINJR O* Arthur." a PICTURE th at will undoubtedly brl ranch talked about in art circles during tbe coming weeks. Mr Hubert Herkomer, a Welshman, himself on the better sid, UlAots us in the third gallery with a fine portrait (No. 205) of Mrs Gladstone, herself a true Welshwoman. But to my mind Professor HerkJmerJa happiest effort is the wonderfully lifelike portrait oflthe genial "Samuel Pope, Esq., Q C. (No. 495), in the fifth gallery. Mr Pope un- mistakeably re.appears in Mr Horkomer's grand picture of II The Chapel of the Charterhouse." Mr Bucknall HAS in the third gallery another Welsh hillside (251), but the purling waters of the Welsh hills were not wont to be quite so blue as Mr Bucknall would have ua balieve. In the same gallery Mr Leonard Hughes, of Holywell, who some years ago won one of the earliest art prizes of the National Eisteddvod Association, exhibits a large portrait of "Tho Mayor of Chester" (No. 280) in his official robes, an excellent piece of work. which suffers somewhat from the way in which it is hung. Mr Wellesley Oottrell's Low Water on tho Welsh Coast (No. 309) disappears from our ken about the skyline, bnt close by we have a very charming picture of the well-known "Pandy Mill" (No. 319), by Mr Paul Knight, of Bettwsycoeil. Mr Dawson Watson has also gone to Bettwsycoed for inspiration, and his view of "The Conway" (446) deserved better treatment than to be "cornered" where it can only with difficulty "be properly seen. In the seventh gallery we have au important picture by Mr B. W. Leader, A., which he calls Sabrina's Stream (654). The bit ,1 selected is by no means tbe most pic- turesque that tbe famous scene can afford, but the rendering of it well repay close attention. Cbnway Quay," with thft Castio tower, repre- sents a picturesque view of the famous old town, but the picture is unfortunately skied. Mr Charles Frances in (721) has found' another picture At tht head of Lake Ogwen," which brings before us once more the mossy boulders of that romantic district. Mrs Jessie Seward, of NfiwPort*road, Cardiff, has chosen A Grey Day (800) within sight of the Bristol Channel, and exhibits an attractive little picture. Mr Richard Short has in for "Gloomy Weather," No. 857, gives us a sea view under those distressful circumstances. The delicate work on the smaller picture, Grangetown, Cardiff" (902), would be better appreciated were the pictures hung lower. Mr John Aborn sends his experience of the oft repeated Pont y Pant, on the Lledr (998); and Miss Dora Schirmacher has painted a Welsh Lane" (1,193). "Sir Alexander Wood" is a fairly effective portrait by Mr William Cart- wright; and in "A Fortuneteller," by Miss Annabel Downos, wherein she tells a pretty story, and shows very cleverly a lamplight effect, one caa recognise a portrait of a gentleman well known in certain musical and artistic circles, Mr Seymour Lucas, A., has a fine portrait of Mrs Williams-Vaughan, and Mr Phil Morris, A. (who, like Mr Herkomer, went to Wales in search of A wife), has a portrait of "Colonel Edis," of the artists' corps, and A Home Party," evidently a group of family portraits. Amongst the water colours we have a view of The Llugwy in Flood, Capel Curig," by Mr J. Jackson Cur- nock Carnedd Llewelyn," by Mr J. Clinton Jones a Dolgelly view, by Mr Edward Davies Glandovey Bog," by Miss Nsllie Robinson; a corner of the churchyard at Bettwsycoed, by Mrs L. M. Watts and a very effective drawing of the London Bridge of Sighs (Waterloo Bridge), by Mr JT. B. Whinney. In tha architectural rooms we have some drawings for new churches at Barmoutb, and a design for a villa at Colwyn Bay. In the central hall we find a marble bust, conveying an admirable likeness of "The Right Hon. Lord Aberdare, G.C.B. by Mr J. Milo Griffith, which bust, at the close of the exhibition, will be placed in tho University College of South Wales, Cardiff. Mrs Emily Griffith exhibits a pretty terra-cotta bust of a young girl Wearing a Wreath of Roses," Mr W. Gascombe John shows a bust in marble of John Stuart Corbett, Esq. and a model for a bronze statue of "Alder. man Taylor, M.D., J.P. which is designed for the Cardiff Museum and Art Gallery, and from Mr Herbert Hampton we have a bust of the Hon. William Bruce.
SALE OF SHIPPING SHARES AT CARDIFF. On Thursday Messrs Tregerthea Duun and Co., shipping auctioneers, Bute Docks, Cardiff, held their monthly sale of shipping and other shares, at the Exchange, Mount Stuart-square. There was a good attendance, and the bidding for the various lots was spirited throughout. Lot 1. consisting of 10 J3100 shares, £9Ð paid, in the General Roberts Steamship Company, Limited, after a brisk bidding, realised £40 per share. Lot 2.—Two £20 shares in the Cardiff and West of England Steamship Company, Limited, were withdrawn, the highest bid, jB6 10S, being under the reserve. Lot 3,-Two jS50 shares, fully paid, in the HOY Head Steamship Company, Limited, sold for JB35 per share. Lot 4.— One J3100 share in the Bryn-Glas Steamship Company, Limited, realised the sum of j350. Lot 5, comprising two shares in tbe Brittany Steamship Company, Limited, changed hands for £25 per share. Lot 6, consisting of ten £20 shares, JB18 15s paid, in the Glendower Steamship Company, after a spirited competition, were eventually knocked down for £12 17s 6d per share. Lot 7 (13 B125 shares, B120 paid, in the St. Donats Steamship Company, Limited) sold I for J350 per hare. Lot 8 (four 64th shares in the steamship Speedwell, of Falmouth) changed bands for the sum of JB81 per share..
A CARD.-M,r Bert Harris, Portrait Painter, 2, Dumfries-place, Cardiff 1343 I
LONDON^ LETTER. (FROM OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT.) [SPECIALLY WIRED. I LONDON, Thursday Night. Tbe agricultural interest, as was generally expected, has triumphed in the matter of the importation of cattle from the Netherlands. The authorities having goue carefully into the matter, arrived ai: the conclusion that there was no danger of infection from Germany by throwing opeu the ports to Dutch cattle. An order to that effect was accordingly issued on the 1st of March. Mr Chaplin, egged on by the influential class he represents in the House, marshalled powerful forces to rout the Privy Council, and to-night Lord Lewisham announced that the order of the 1st of March would be rescinded and the ports closed against cattle from the Netherlands. This is all very well for the cattle breeder, but it will tend to make meat dearer, and no case has been shown for observing the precaution. Sir William Dyke, answering a question on the subject put shortly after the session opened, declared in the most emphatic and categorical manner that the precautions taken on the German frontier precluded all danger of disease reaching these shores through the Netherlands but that was before the farmers' friend got to work. Now the danger is claarly seen, and the trade is peremptorily stopped. The House was fuller at the question hour thau it has beeu at any time since the holidays closed. Mr Gladstone came in when tbe questions were half through. Lord Randolph Churchill has not yet appeared in the House; neither has Lord Hartington or Mr Chamberlain. There was some expectation that tbe debate on tho Budget resolutions would be postponed, whilst Mr Atherley Jones raised a debate on the proceedings against Mr Harrison and Mr Conyboare,butiactn.g upon advice tendered by the Obstructionists and law-breakers who sit on the Front Opposition Bench, Mr Jones decked to defer action in the matter until after the magisterial inquiry is closed. The fusillade of questions addressed to Baron de Worms with respect to the Sugar Bounty Convention Bill testified to tho engrossing interest with which the development of this romarkable attempt at legislation is followed in the House of Commons. Mr Smith was back in his place, not looking very well. To him Sir Wilfrid Lawson addressed the plain question whether it was true, as reported in a Conserva- tive paper, that tho bill is about to be with- drawn. Mr Smith gave a diplomatic answer, which contained neither denial nor affirmation. He might, however, with much more reason than he once protested his famous Certainly, sir," have replied to Sir W, Lawson in the negative. The bill will not bo withdrawn at present, certainly not until the opinion of the House has been taken on the second reading. What will happen then is what was described in this column two days ago. The second reading will be deferred tiil the latest possible moment, and should the House agree to it, the subsequent stages will bo dexterously delayed till the third or fourth week in July, when Mr Smith will have an opportunity of annouccing, in suitably melancholy tones, that owing to obstruc- tion on the part of members opposite and to tho pressure of public business, it is impossible to proceed further with the measure. This is the course determined upon a fortnight back, when the first throes of popular indignation began to manifest themselves but things have since rapidly advanced, and it is now quite on the cards that the Government will, by the division on the second reading, bo relieved from further embarrassment in connection with the bill. It seemed at first that the second reading would be carried through by a reduced majority. Heads have been counted this evaniug by a member on the Conservative side, who takes a keen interest in the matter, and he tells me that should the House divide on the second reading,the bill would be thrown out. There are two or three members on the Liberal side, the local interets of whose constituencies will compel them to support the bill, but they are more than counterbalanced by Conservatives who have avowed their intention of voting against the biil. Then there remain the dissentient Liberals, who hold the fate of this, as of most Government measures, in their hands. They have been individually canvassed, and it appears that a number of them wiil vole against the bill. That is, of course;, A sufficient number transferred from the Ministerial side to throw out the bill. Ministers, accepting the inevitable, will make the way easy for their allies by announcing that the question was UOJT considarsd .13 OI1.Q vital to the ciistense of TBFC' Government. This certain prospect is viewed with undisguised satisfaction on tho Conservative benches, where the bill has very few attached friends. On the Treasury Bench, there if, I believe, not a single man who has its interests at heart, save the noble baron to whose charge it was committed. Mr John Albert Bright was seated under the gallery during the questions, looking considerably relieved at the assurance that a curious blunder made in connection with the return of the writ of his election would bo corrected. When the return came to hand it WAS found that it was made out in favour of one 'Albert John Bright,' whereas the inheritor of an illustrious name was christened John Albert. A private con- sultation was held with the Spoaker when ho took the chair, and it was arranged that Lord Wolmer should testify of his personal knowledge to the identity of the gentleman standing at the bar with the person returned as member for Central Birmingham. Lord Wolmer, called upon by the Speaker, did so with profound solemnity, and the new member, advancing to the table, signed the roll of Parliament, having first availed himself of the privilege of making an affirmation instead of taking the oath. If the shade of Joha Bright still haunts the place where the great tribune bore an almost lifelong testimony against the evil tendencies of Toryism, it must have shivered to hear the eldest son hailed on tiking bis seat with the triumphant shouts from Tory throats. The House got very early into committee of ways and means, taking jnto consideration the Budgat resolutions. These occupied three pages of the orders, and Mr Courtney conscientiously read every word in putting the question. No voice was raised in opposition, and no sigu of debate was made till the resolution establishing a graduated scale of succcssion duty was agreed to. Then Mr Gladstone rose, and in the low, conversational tone he sometimes adopts, commented upon the important and significant revolution just effected in national finance by the proposal to INCREASE the duty on successions of the value of £10,000 and upwards. The Tory Government had established the principle of a graduated scale of taxation. Amid cheers from the Opposition, and gloomy silence on the Conservative benches, Mr Gladstone confidently predicted that the present Govern- ment, or its successor, would go much further on the same lines. Mr Goschen, alarmed at his own success, attempted to explain away the scheme, urging that it was merely an extension of the principle by which incomes of under £4-00 a year were only partially taxed under Schedule A. Mr Gladstone smiled at this ingenious argument, which did not have the desired effect of soothing the sensibilities of the Conservatives. As Sir Wilfrid Lawson later pointed out, the two main features of Mr Goschen's Budget, the increase of the death duties and the imposition of the higher tax on beer, were the very things which the Conserva- tives had successfully opposed in the last Budget of Mr Gladstone's Government.
SOUTH WALES UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. THE PROPOSED CHAIR OF ENGINEERING. A deputation of Welsh members of Parliament and others interested in the South Wales University Collegp waited on the Master and Court of Drapers' Company, at their hall in Throgmorton-street, London, on Thursday, to ask the company to endow a chair of engineering in connection with the institution. Sir Hussey Vivian, M.P., introduced the deputation, which included the Dean of Llandaff, Mr J. Viriamu Jones (the principal of the college), Mr T. H. Riches (Taff Vale Railway), Mr Martin (Dowlaia), SirE. J. Reed, M.P., Mr W. Abraham, M.P., Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., Mr A. J. Williams, M.P., Mr Pritchari Morgan, M.P., and Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P. A promise was given that tho representations of the deputation should be favourably considered.
MB CHAPMAN'S PHOTO STUDIO, High-street, I Swansea. The best work in Wales, the most mode- rate in prico. Mr Chapman will be in personal attend- ance at his studio during the coming holidays. 1052 HOLLOWAY 18 PILLS AND OINTMKNT He remedies which should invariably be taken by travellers in search of health, pleasure, or business. Many deleterious influences are constantly at work in foreign climes, tending to deteriorate the health these and the altered conditions of life will entail on those who travel the necessity of carefully attending to early symptoms of disease, and they will find tlw use of these remedies to be h;ghly necessary, the action of the Pills being purifying and strengthening, and of great service in ca3es of fever, ague, acd all inflammatory diseases, whilst tbtl Ointment is a sovereign cure in cases of piles, bud legs, bad breasts, wounds, and ulcers. Holloway's remedies do not deteriorate by change ot ciunatfe 37
WEATHER FORECASTS. 1 The following forecasts were prepared last night at the Meteorological Office at half-past eight o'clock DISTRICTS. 0. Scotland, N,) South-easterly winds; mode- 1. Scotland, E. f raf? or fresh fa,r' &en°- ) rally warmer. 2. Fnglaiad, N.E. ) 3. England, E. t Light or moderate breezes, 4. Mid. Counties r chiefly southerly; fair geue- 5. Engl., S. (Lon. j rally, but local showers. and Channel). 6. Scotlaud.W.) South-easterly winds mode- 7. Engl., N.W., Y rate to fresh; fair to & North Waies J showery, 8. Engl,, S.W., & } Southerly and south-wes- South Wales f terly winds fresh or 9. Ireland, N. f strong; changeable; some 10. Ireland, S rain.
SIR CHARLES DILKE'S VISIT TO THE FOREST OF DEAN. It has now been definitely arranged that Sir Charles and Lady Dilke and party will travel to-morrow (Saturday) to Nownham Station, which will be reached at 4.9 p.m. From thence the visitors will be driven, viA Littledean -tnd Cinderford, to the Speech House in Dean Forest, where Sir Charles will make a short, but important, speech. On Tuesday evening Sir Charles Dilke will address the Liberal 400, of which he is the hou. president, at Cinderford, at three o'clock in the afternoon. Meetings at which Sir Charles and other gentlemen will speak will be I held at Lydney on Wednesday and at Coleford on Thursday evening.
THE STRANGE CONDUCT OF A CLERGYMAN AT SWANSEA. At the fortnightly meeting of the Cardigan Board of Guardians, Dr.Hearder. superintendent of the Joint Counties Asylum, Carmarthen, reported with respect to the case of the Rev D. R. Mathias, curate, a native of St. DogmelPs, who was, taken in custody at Swansea aR A wandering lunatic, and sent to the asylum, that the patient was not in a fit state to be allowed at large. Steps were ordered to be taken to realize the note of hand found upon him, the tnoney to be applied towards his maintenance.
A HIGHLY satisfactory report has recently been issued by the Star Life Assurance Society. L'onuses larjier than ever will be distributed this month. Com- parison invited. The assurances in force (upwards of nine millions sterling) are fully provided for by ex- ceptionally strong reserves. There are & few vacant agencies. Full particulars may be had from the district manager, Mr James Mann, 6, Piercefleld-place, Cardiff boM
A FEW QUESTIONS FOR MR CARR. TO THK EDITOR. SIB,—Let me beg the voters in this ward to consider why they are put to the trouble and expense of an electioc. When the vacancy was declared Mr Noah Rees camo forward in the Liberal interest. He is a sound Liberal, a good Nonconformist, an old and respected inhabitant, and a supporter of every- thing that is likely to benefit the working man. Why was Mr Carr brought forward as a trades unionist candidate ? Haa he severed himself from the Conservative cause, or is the cause so weak that their candidate has to adopt any titlo other than their own to try and gain a seat in tbe Cardiff County Council? Working men, do not bemislod. Will Mr Carr vote for the working men's friend. Sir E. J. Reed? Will Mr Carr vote for Home Rule? Will Mr Carr vote for Disestablishment? Will Mr Carr voto with the Liberals in the council on any party question! Mr Noah Rees will do all this, and, therefore, claims your support. Do not split on any side issue, but vote for tha true working men's candidate, Mr Noah Rees, and victory is assuted, —I am, Sea., A LIBERAL WORKING MAN.
THE REJECTION OF LEASEHOLD ENFRANCHISEMENT. 10 THK EDITOR. SIR,—I thought that the working men of Cardiff were in favour of leasehold enfranchisement, I thought that measure received the support of Trades' Unionists. How is then, that we bear nothing on the subject from their new champion, Mr Carr ? Does he approve the action of bis party in kicking out tho bill the other night ? If so, does the Trades' Council still consider him the best possible exponent of the labour cause ? His organ maintains a silence like that of the grave on this burning topic. This is unfair to the electors. Mr Carr has come round so readily to free education that it ought not to be difficult for him to come round on this point. But if he has done so, surely he should let us know, otherwise we who want enfranchisement shall certainly vote for Mr Noah Rees. Working meo, beware !—I am, &C., ALLEN UPWARD.
THE TORY CHAMELEON. TO THE EDITOR. SIRs-Surely all men of principle are disgusted to see the so-called trades unionist candidate for a seat at our county council in his present position. All good men admire and appreciate legitimate ambition, and when Mr Carr stood before us on his own merits, and as the exponent of his, own principles, we were bound to respect him. But twice, in a very brief period of time, the electors of the West Ward have seen fit to reject Mr Carr as a Conservative, and now, as though he valued a seat at the council above all past professions—above all consistency of principle—he is willing to fliug his Toryism overboard and come forward as the champion ot trades unionism and free education. Tuis is a wretched chamelion-lika change, this turning of the coat before the public gaze—A despicable resignation of cherished principles. Mr Carr is the latest specimen of those who arc willing to sacrifice their manhood for a voice.—I am. fcc., PHILIP JAM US. Plantageuet-street, Riverside, 2nd May, 1889.
THE LIBERAL CLUB. At a fnlly-attended meeting of the members of the Cardiff Liberal Ciub, Councillor Ramsdale in the chair, the following resolution was proposed by Mr Daniel Lewis, seconded by Mr J. Sully Stowe, and unanimously carried :— That the members of the Liberal Club, having in viow the unassailable character of Mr Noah Rees, the Liberl candidate in the We-t Ward election, and appreciating his practical sympathy on behalf of measuics adopted to promote the interests of the working classes, pledge themselves to assist in securing his election for the West Ward.