The forthcoming conference^ of the United King- dom Pilots' Association will held in London on the 5th, 6th, and 7th proximo. The port of Cardiff will be represented, Messrs. Jonathan Lewis and Edward Edwards having been appointed to attend as delegates on behalf of the Cardiff pilots. The Colonies and America will also be represented at the conference.
TENBY CHARITY ORGANIZATION SOCIETY. A meeting of the Committee of the above Society was held on the 22nd of April. The application of J. H. for a loan of 95 was again considered, and in view of the satisfactory report of his character the loan will be granted, on an approved surety being forthcoming. It is considered that the case of B. W. appertains to the Department of the Poor Law Authorities. Emigration.—With reference to the allusions con- tained in the last yearly Report of the Tenby Charity Organization Society, now in type, to the admirable Society lately organized in London, en- titled State Aided Emigation," and of which Lord Brabazon is the energetic chairman, the Honorary Secretary read the following extract from a late number of India and the Colonies under the head of The Labour Market of New South Wales :— "Messrs. D. & W. Robertson, of Sydney, New South Wales, write to their London house :—" We cannot get men. Wages of skilled men are from ten to twelve shillings per day of labourers from six to eight shillings per day of eight hours. Why more people don't go to New South Wales is a wonder." "This is testimony," observes the Echo, "beyond reproach to the value of New South Wales as a field for emigration, for Messrs. D. & W. Robertson are not writing in the interests of the Colony. They construct railways, build boats and bridges, make boilers. They cannot get on for want of men, and so they write to London, and their complaint is published here, in the city of all cities where there is most idleness and most misery, and where the news that any firm in any city can- not get labour comes almost as a mockery of their grief. We cannot get men is the cry from Sydney, '1' and here are thousands starving. We know how vain it is to flaunt this message before men who could not pay for a passage to Gravesend, far less to Sydney; but, now that the disturbances in Canada have shut out that country for the time being from the list of possible fields for settlement, it is worth noting that this demand for labour in New South Wales is bound to continue. Lately the Government voted fifteen millions of pounds for public works in the Colony. Railways, docks, wharves, roads, bridges, water-works, lighthouses, tug-boats, there all belong to the Government, and men skilled in any of those departments of con- struction must find certain employment there for a time. No engagements are to be made on behalf of Messrs. Robertson in this country, but we note that good workmen presenting the circular issued by the London house to the manager of the iron works at Blackwattle, Pyrmont, Sydney, will re- ceive employment at the curret prices." As has been frequently remarked, while this Society would, in no way, recommend persons in good work in the United Kingdom to emigrate, yet to the unemployed sober, healthy, and hardworking artizan and labourer, Australia holds out excellent prospects. If the Imperial Government would, in close co- operation with these magnificent Colonies, judi- ciously feed the Australian labour market, and sanction a system of loans, to be repaid at certain fixed periods by the emigrants, being carried out, great advantage would accrue to all concerned. The Poor Law Guardians, in certain portions of the United Kingdom, are, it would appear, aiding fitting persons to emigrate. The Hon. Treasurer has to acknowledge the following contributions since the last meeting:- Annual subscriptions—Mrs Paynter dEl, Mr Clat- worthy, £ 1 Is.—Donation—Tenby Charity Trustees, £10. and instalments on account of Loans, 13s. 6d. Meeting adjourned to May 27th, 1885.-E. Raw- don Power.
HEROIC CONDUCT OF COASTGUARDSMEN AT BURRY PORT. On Friday morning a very strong breeze drove the smack Gazelle, of Swansea, on one of the sandbanks near Burry Port, the sea breaking clean over her. To witnesses it seemed that she would be knocked to pieces every moment. The coastguards, seeing the immediate danger, launched their boat, and the steam tug Hero took them in tow, and proceeded to windward of the craft, but finding the breakers to strong, the Hero had to return to the mouth of the harbour. The coast- guardsman jumped into their boat and pulled towards the craft through the breakers It appeared as though the boat must have been capsized being one moment completely hidden from sight and the next tossed on the top of the breakers; but still they struggled through and reached the craft, having lost their rudder and had two oars broken. They rescued the crew, and with three oars made their way back to shore, which they reached in safety. Great credit is due to the men who imperilled their lives in a small boat in a broken sea.
THE CHARGE OF LIBELLING A WELSH BARONET. At the Central Criminal Court on Saturday (before Mr Justice Hawkins) the charge against Miriam Taylor, 41, of having published a number of false and malicious libels upon Sir Grenville Williams, Bart., and his wife Eleanor, was further proceeded with.—Mr Poland and Mr Goderich prosecuted and the prisoner conducted her own defence.—Before the trial was adjourned the de- fendant expressed her intention not to annoy the prosecutor any more, and as this was stated,to be the only object of the prosecution, the case was adjourned in order that some formal assurance should be given that the defendant would keep her promise.—The defendant repeated that she wrote the letters in a fit of jealousy and anger, and she was sorry for what had taken place.—The jury then returned a verdict of guilty.—Mr Poland said he was not instructed to ask for punishment. All the prosecutor wanted was protection.—The de- fendant was then discharged upon her entering into her own recognisance to appear to receive judgment if called upon. The death is announced in his sixty-seventh year, of Mr "William Pinhorn, Paymaster in Chief, R.N. He was Paymaster of Her Majesty's ship Modeste during all the operations in China in 1841-42, and served during the Crimean Campaign, receiving the Crimean and Turkish Medals, and the Fifth Class of the Order of the Medjidie. Viscount Lewisham opened on Saturday afternoon the new public baths at Ladywell, Lewisham, which have been erected by the Commissioners at a cost of 9000/. He expressed a hope that they would be a benefit to the district, and would be used by clubs to be formed at private, National, and Board schools.
DEATH OF THE RECTOR OF MERTHYR. The Rev. John Griffith, the Rector of Merthyr Tydvil, who died at the parsonage, Merthyr, on Friday evening, fell a victim to angina pectoris, a disease of the heart. to which many eminent men have succumbed. The heart strokes in this malady are characterised by intense pain, and occur in paroxysms beginning at the breast bone, or deep in the chest, and extending towards the left shoulder. The fits recur, and the patient either dies in one of them, or from effusion of blood within the chest. The disease, which rarely manifests itself before the 50th year, is caused by some defect of the vas- cular supply of the heart itself, but the exact seat of the malady has not yet been ascertained, and probably varies with the individual. The paroxysms are induced by any excess in diet, exertion, or by mental emotions. The late Rector of Merthyr had suffered for many years from this disease, though he was until latterly inclined to attribute his sufferings to rheumatism. Within the past seven or eight months the attacks, which occurred at irregular intervals, became more frequent, and the consequences were so serious during the last two months that he abstained from preaching. On Monday he went to London, and after seeing Sir Andrew Clarke, who prescribed for him, returned to Merthyr on Wednesday, apparently in good spirits, and was seen about the town on that day. About twelve o'clock on Thursday night, however, Dr. Ward and Dr. Dyke, of Merthyr, were hastily summoned to the rectory, when they found that the rector had been seized with another attack, and that he was in a very dangerous condition. The medical gentlemen remained at the bedside all night, but the patient never properly rallied from the first seizure—though there were other attacks in succession—and death ensued at twenty minutes past seven, in the presence of Mrs Griffith, the Rev. Charles Griffith (the rector's youngest son and curate), and Drs. Ward and Dyke.
LORD WOLSELEY: THE STORY OF HIS LIFE. Lord Wolseley joined the 80th Regiment in 1852, while yet a lad of nineteen. The old family con- nection was manifest in his choice of a regiment, for the 80th is a Staffordshire corps, He did not soldier long with the Staffordshire knot on his coat collar but his first regiment came under his com- mand when he was sent out to Zululand, where also he found under him the 90th, the regiment in which lie had won promotion and glory in the Crimea and India. When he was gazetted to the 80th, it was on service in Burmah, where Sir John Cheape was conducting what is known as the "Second Burmese War." Sir John was operating against a certain Burmese chieftain, who owned the euphonious name of Myat-Loon, and also the re- putedly impregnable stronghold of Kyoult Azein, situated in the heart of a dense jungle. The out- works of this stronghold had to be taken by storm, and Wolseley, only just joined, volunteered to lead the storming detachment. His handful of the 80th was conjoined in the operation with a little band of Madras Infantry under the command of Lieutenant Taylor. Taylor and Wolseley raced for the honour of being first inside the enemy's works. Neither won, owing to circumstances over which neither had any control. Both were simultaneously wounded, and strangely enough in the same place. A gingal ball struck Wolseley on the left thigh tearing away a mass of muscle and flesh. Taylor suffered similarly, but with the more lethal addi- tion that his femoral artery was severed. He bled to death on the spot. Wolseley slowly recovered, but he will bear to his grave the furrow of the gingal ball. When at home convalescent, he was promoted to lieutenancy in the 90th, then in the Crimea. After a short spell of trench service with his regiment, Wolseley was selected for duty as acting-engineer of our right attack, and filled this post through the long cruel winter. He was gazetted a captain in the end of 1854, but the pro- motion was cancelled. And for what reason it would not be easy to guess. Because of Wolseley's youth He had not been too young to earn the promotion, but the authorities thought a lad of twenty-one and a half too young for a captaincy Wolseley, justly incensed, threatened tto resign if deprived of the promotion he had won, and the authorities cancelled the cancellation. He was thanked in despatches for his services in the cap- ture of the Quarries, and took part in the first un- successful assault of the Redan. When engaged in his engineer work in the trenches in August, 1855, Wolse.ley was all but shattered by a shell that killed the two sappers who were assisting him. The shell burst in a gabion that had been packed with gravel, and the explosion simply "struck Wolseley full of stones." Jagged bits of pebbles were imbedded in him all over from head to foot. There was not a square inch of his face that had not its stone his left cheek was all but torn away, his eyef!\io::were closed (to this day he is blind of one eye), and part of the bone of his left shin was carried away bodily. Fortunately he has been able to keep the eye left to him pretty wide open. He was picked up for dead, but astonished the surgeons who were speaking of him as quite gone by cheerily mumbling that he was worth a dozen dead men yet." This wound, or rather this broadcast area of wounds, tem- porarily invalided him, and so he missed being present at the capture of the great fortress of the Euxine. He had got mended, however, by 1857, and started with his regiment for service in China. --The English Illustrated Magazine for May.
RIOTING AT DUNGANNON. Much disorder and excitement prevailed in Dun- gannon after the Royal party had passed through the town, and during the evening there was some fighting in the streets. One man, an Orangeman, was so severely stabbed that it was necessary to take him to the hospital. The Orangemen there- upon prepared to march through the Nationalist quarter of the town, but were ultimately dissuaded from doing so by Lord Ranfurley.
SUICIDE OF A GIRL FROM OVER-PRESSURE At an inquest on Monday night at Arlington, near Chorley, on Emma Fotshaw, aged thirteen, whose body was found in a 'pit after punishment by a teacher, a verdict of Suicide through over- pressure was returnsd.
SHIPWRECKED WELSH SAILORS. The steamship Decca, from India, which has arrived at Plymouth, landed Captain John Parry, the steward, boatswain, and two able seamen, of the barque Acorn, 374 tons, of Sunderland, which foundered at sea. The A corn was built at North Hylton in 1868, and was the property of Mr Robert Thomas, of Criccieth, Carnarvonshire. She left Port Louis, Mauritius, on January 21st, with a cargo of sugar for Bombay. She encountered the north-east monsoons, and had only reached to 6 N. 67 E. on March 12th. Amidst the heavy weather encountered no damage was done up to March 17th, when she had reached to about 8 N., 69 E. On that day, at four a.m., the pumpwell was, as usual, sucked dry. At six a.m. it was discovered that she was making an unusual quantity of water, and an hour later, on sounding, the well was found to contain 2-feet 2-inches of water. All hands were called to the pumps, and endeavours made to free the vessel of the water up to eight p.m., when it was found the water was gaining on the pumps. Signals of distress were made, and the following morning the crew, ten all told, were taken off the barque by the steamer Straits of Gibraltar, and from her landed at Aden. The Acorn, when abandoned, had eight feet of water in her hold, and foundered shortly after she was left on March 18th.
MURDER TRIAL IN HOLLAND. A Times telegram from Brussels states that the trial of the woman Van der Linden, known as "the Leyden poisoner," is proceeding at The Hague. It is said that she has committed about 60 murders by poisoning. She is, however, prosecuted only for four, committed since November 1881. The medical inquiry with regard to the mental state of the accused established that she was of perfectly sound mind, and wholly responsible for her actions. In some cases she apparently com- mitted crimes out of sheer perversity but in most instances her purpose was, it is stated, to obtain the burial allowances of her victims. The money thus obtained she spent for the most part in drink- ing carousals. A large number of witnesses have been examined, and the trial is conducted before seven judges. The Crown Prosecutor has de- manded the condemnation of the prisonev to penal servitude for life. (Capital punishment has been abolished in Holland). The Prosecutor dwelt on the inducements to crime offered by insurance societies. The counsel for the accused pleaded that she was subject to a monomania for poisoning. Judgment will be pronounced on May 1.
THE LOSS OF THE" MAGNETA." Lloyd's agent at Ferrol, under date of April 21, reports that a few days previously a fishing boat of Mugardos brought into that port a life boat, so much damaged as to be worthless, bearing the name, as far as could be deciphered, "Magneta, London," which was found about twelve miles north of Cape Ortegal; also that the official pilot of Ferrol reported that various corpses had been washed up in the Bay of Cobas (formed by Cape Ortegal), but in such a state of decomposition as to impede iden- tification. The Magneta (s), belonging to the Eastern Exten- sion, Australasian, and China Telegraph Company, sailed from London for Singapore on the 8th March, and was to have called at Malta, but has not yet been reported to have reached the latter place. She had a large staff of telegraph officials on board.
LEARNING TO TALK. Since the State University has been located at Austin, Tex., people have to be very careful how they use language, as the following dialogue will show, which occurred between a student and a lawyer Say, wait a minute," said the lawyer. "Where is your minute, and what will I weight it with ?" asked the student, looking around as if expecting to see something lying near. "0, I mean stop a moment." "I do not see any moment to stop, and would not know how to stop one should I see it," said the student, still looking puzzled. Thunder! I want you to hold on a while so that I can talk to you. You know what I mean." Well, if you will show me a while I will try to hold on to it, if that will assist you in speaking to me." Great heavens What shall I say to get you to wait where you are until I can overtake you and speak with you ?" yelled the now indignant lawyer. 11 Why, that is all right; I now understand you. If you had at first said 'wait for me a minute,' instead of telling me to hold on a moment,' or to 'wait a minute,' I should have known what you meant. The lawyer was so mad that he forget what he was going to say, and went down the street with his mouth fairly working with rage.—Texas Sift- ings.
THE QUALIFICATIONS OF A COMMERCIAL TRA- VELLFR.—Were the question put,What are the qualifications which a commercial traveller should possess? it might be answered, "A good constitu- tion, good looks of course, good temper and polite- ness, unceasing energy, decision of character, ability to judge character, and patience." The work of I the commercial traveller severely tests those who are most robust in health. The constant wear and tear of railway and other travelling, the unavoid- able irregularity in the times for taking meals, the rush for train just as you are in the midst of ,a sumptuous repast, the changes of climate and water, and the absence of a feeling of complete rest such as a man gets in his own house, soon make an impression even upon a strong man. A man is estimated—and often correctly estimated—accord- ing to his appearance. Commercial travellers may claim a large share in the distribution of good- lookihg men. Like those individuals who are loved at first sight, so it is well if the "commercial" possesses the natural qualities which will enable him to make a favourable impression upon first presentation. Amiability surely is a most im- portant quality, and yet one meets with those occasionally who appear to have lost it all, if they ever had any. The marvel is how they find anyone to do business with. Those who are sour and crabby should select some other avocation.—Zcuwe Hour.
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I THE FLEET. The Poet Laureate sends the following rhyme on I the question of the inefficiency of the Fleet, to The Times You-you-if you have fail'd to understand- The Fleet of England is her all in all— On you will come the curse of all the land, If that Old England fall, Which Nelson left so great— That isle, the mightiest naval power on earth, This one small isle, the lord of every sea— Poor England, what would all these votes be worth, And what avail thine ancient fame of Free," Wert thou a fallen State? You-you-who had the ordering of her Fleet, If you have only compass'd her disgrace, When all men starve, the will mob's million feet Will kick you from your place- But then—too late, too late. TENNYSON.
THE INSURRECTION AT PANAMA. The Plymouth correspondent of the Press Asso- ciation states that advices from Panama, received at Plymouth on Monday, give details of the insur- rection in Panama. The insurgents seized an agent of the Pacific Steam-ship Company for refusing to deliver up arms and ammunition which one of their vessels had brought to Colon for the use of the Government. The American Consul protested; but the rebel chief, after listening to his remon- strances, ordered the Consul, likewise, to be seized, and carried off to the calaboose, which was done. The Government troops rallying, the rebels made c off with their prisoners. Shots were exchanged between the combatants, during which Mr Connor's personal guard was soon shot. Hearing the bullets whizzing near him, Mr Connor lay down as though dead, by the side of the really dead guard, until the firing ceased as the rebels retreated towards Colon, closely pursed by the Government troops. He then got up and managed to make his way back to the Pacific Mail Company's wharf. The rebels remaining in the town took advantage of the absence of the troops to set fire to the calaboose, where, it is said, hundreds of persons had been confined, all of whom perished. A brisk wind was blowing, and the flames spread rapidly. The scenes which took place during the burning of the town were of a terrible character. Several negroes engaged in footing premises which were burning were shot down by the Marines, who had been landed from the Galena. The cries of the affrighted people, especially of the women and children, were appalling. The despair of those who had been ruthlessly driven from their homes moved men to tears. The fire continued to burn fiercely through- out the night, and at daybreak little was left of Colon except about twenty houses, 011 the north side, near the lighthouse, and the Pacific Mail Com- pany's premises. The eye rested on nothing but smouldering ruins. Most of the houses having been constructed of wood, nothing remained but ashes. Conspicuous among the surrounding devastation stood forth many iron safes, the only objects which have withstood the fire. It is impossible to give any adequate impression of the ruins and devasta- tion. Among the many charred bodies was that of a Chinaman who had evidently been suffocated in the attempt to escape with his money, his head being encrusted with molten silver. It is said that 150 Jamaicans were shot. The general feeling ex- pressed by the sufferers is that had the Jamaicans not joined the rebels the city would not have been fired. When the West India mail left for England a correspondent of Colon wrote as follows :—"The situation here is deplorable. Ten thousand people are homeless, and provisions cannot hold out any longer than three days. Matters here are in a cri- tical position. It is rumoured that General Paxon, in command of President Nunez's forces, is victo- rious in the State of Canea, has captured Buenaven- tura with 5,000 men, and is sending 1,000 to upset Aizpuru by the first Pacific steamer for Panama. It is feared that a repetition of the horrors enacted in this city will take place in Panama. Advices from Calebra, about ten miles from Panama, state that the partisans of Preston have burnt that settle- ment, committing all kinds of excesses."
REVIEWS. j THE ENGLISH ILLUSTRATED MAGAZINE. "The Lady of Shalott," from a drawing by H. Rylands, forms an appropriate frontispiece to a capital num- ber of this magazine. Archibald Forbes, the well- known war correspondent, supplies a "Character Sketch of Lord Wolseley." The "Legends of Toledo," by John Lomas, is an instructive and interesting article, well illustrated. The other articles:—"In Canterbury Cathedral," by the author of John Halifax, Gentleman; and "About the Market Gardens," bpDewey Bates, are quite up to former productions. "A Ship of '49," by Bret Harte, is concluded; and there is a further instalment of "The Sirens Three,' by Walter Crane and "A Family Affair," by Hugh Conway. THE CHILD'S PICTORIAL.-This is a new monthly magazine, intended for children of all ages between four and eight years. The illustrations will be printed in colours, and this will doubtless form an additional attraction to those whom it is intended to reach. Hie chief contributors to the new maga- zine will be Mrs Ewing, Mrs Molesworth, Mrs Macquoid, Mrs Sitwell, &c. The publishers are the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. INVENTIONS EXHIBITION GUIDE.—The Interna- tional Inventions and Railway Guide and Route Book for May has been issued from the offices of Clowes and Sons. It will be found invaluable to visitors to the Exhibition, this year intended to take the place of the Fisheries Exhibition of 1883, and the Healtheries Exhibition of 1884. The book is furnished with a goc; map and plan of the Exhibition building. The editor and compiler is Mr Somers Vine, official agent of the Exhibition.
News has reached England that the International African Association has lost another officer at the post of duty, viz., Mr Edward Spenser Burns, third son of Dr. Dawson Burns. Mr E. S. Burns reached the Kwilu River in December, 1883, and in two months after his arrival carried through, with com- plete success, an exploring expedition from the Kwilu to the Congo, traversing upwards of a hun- dred miles of country never before visited by Europeans. He was subsequently placed hi com- mand of the Manyanga district, and had obtained leave of absence to visit Europe but on a business journey to Stanley Pool he was seized with severe intermittent fever, and died at Leopoldville on March 1st. Having been born May 23, 1861, he had not completed his 24th year.