:THE LATE MR. CORBETT. 0 THE FUNERAL AT STOKE PRIOR. The funeral of the late Mr John Corbett took place at Stoke Prior, Worcestershire, on Saturday afternoen. How intimate was the deceased gentleman's connection with the everyday life of the district was shown by the attendance of resi- dents from the villages in the neighbourhood. Town, district, and parish councils sent their representatives, but beyond this there were many persona present who had no claim to be included in any official deputation. They lined the path from the lych gate to the church door. Tillers of the loil, labourers in the salt works, most were humble persons, but they assumed their best suits of black and went to pay their last tribute of respect for the man who had lived amongst them and had fur. nished for many of them the opportunity of earning an honest livelihood in connection with the great Salt Union. Through this silent respectful crowd the coffin was carried to the pretty little country ohureh where the opening portion of the service was to be read. The church itself is one of those which owe their restoration mainly to the generosity of the late Mr Corbett. Its limited accommodation was taxed to the utmost by the deputations and the crowd of tenants and work- men who sought admission. As they slowly filed in the organist played the air, I know that my Redeemer liveth," from the "Messiah." Except that the members of the choir were present to ohant the psalm and lead the congregation in the hymn, Jesu, Lover of my soul," sung to the familiar tune, the service was very simple. The Rev C Stockdale, R.D. (vicar) and the Rev J H Lee Bookei (Elmbridge) read the prayers and lesson, and with them in the chawcel was the Rev W P Vicent (rector of Upton Warren). To the subdued strains of 0 Rest in the Lord the congregation left the church again for the grave, which was situated between two ancient weather-beaten yew trees, a spot which it was commonly reported Mr Corbett himself selected. Mosses, primroses, and other sweet flowers of spring lined the sides of the grave into which the coffin was lowered. It was of unpolished oak with brass mountings. The in. scription was hidden beneath a wealth of choice flowers mingled with laurel and ivy leaves, but on the foot was another brass plate, graven on which were the words, Peace, perfect peace," and these were the words of the hymn with which the last rites of the Church were brought to a conclusion. MOURNERS AND DEPUTATIONS. The mourners and others who came in the pro. cession from Impney were Miss Corbett, Mrs Rob- erts (daughter), Mr Walter Corbett (second son, Mr Corbett's eldest son being abroad), Mrs Thurston (daughter), Miss C Corbett, Dr Corbett (brother), Miss Dungey, Mr J H Hallyer (private secretary), Mr H Hall (agent), Dr Mebyn Read (medical atten- dant), Mr E F Oldham (solicitor), Mrs Hall, Mr F W La Marque, Mrs Hallyer, Mr E Breez, Mr R Gillart (local agent for the Ynysymaengwyn Es- tate), Mr F Felton, and Mr J Taylor. Behind the carriages walked many of the tenants of the es. tate, representatives of fn«'inliy societies, and depu- tations from official bodies. Among those present in a personal or representative capacity were Vis- count Cobham, Sir Harry Foley Vernon, Bart, Mr R B Martin, M.P., Mr C P Noel (Belbroughton), Mr C Steer (Stoke Grange), Mr G E Abel (Grafton Manor), County Councillors F Smith and J Lead. better, Councillor R P Culley (Mayor of Droitwich), and Alderman Jones and Mr S J Tombs (clerk), representing Droitwich Town Cooncil Major Galton. Bromsgrove Board of Guardians; Mr J Silvers Williams, chairman Mid Worcestershire Conservative Association, and Mr W Blow Cullis, ohairman Mid Worcestershire Liberal Unionist Association; Messrs T Jeffery Vince, Midlands Liberal Unionist Federation; J Sturge, Stoke Re. formatory Committee; E A Scaife, the Great Western Railway Company, and the general manager, Mr J L Wilkinson; J T Taylor, T E Ince, W Hedges, W Corbett, and L Gibson, Bromsgrove Cottage Hospital; W Palmer (chairman) and A J Bearcroft (clerk),Droitwich Rural District Council; F W Hobrough and E Shirley, Birmingham and Gloucester Canal Company; E C Corbett, Wor. cester Chamber of Commerce; A Waddey, Sharp. ness New Docks; E Eastley and T Small (church. wardens), St. Nicholas Church, Droitwich T Hadley (vice-chairman), A Pickering, U Tun- bridge, D Hemmingway, T C Williams, and J Jones, Stoke Prior School Board J Simmonds and T C Williams (churchwardens), Church of St Mary de Wyche; A A James (West Bromwich), president; R Wood (Birmingham) vice-president; and J B Hill (Stourbridge), secretary, Midland Counties' Foresters Home; W Young (manager), Salt Union; J R Davis and C Smith, Stoke Prior Salt Works; J Bradley, late manager, Droitwiah Salt Works; J W Fox, the late Mr Corbett's agencies and establishment; J Udale,County Council Technical Instruction Department; Henry Evans and Meredith Jones, Towyn Urban Council. There were also representatives present of Droitwich Working Men's Club, Salter's Hall, St Andrew's Brine Baths, Stoke Prior, Dodderhill, and Fin stall Parish Councils, and the local Courts of Foresters. THE WREATHS. Among the floral tributes, in addition to wreaths and crosses from deceased's family, were a very handsome wreath from the Committee of the Cor. bett Hospital, Stourbridge, and either wreaths or crosses from the Dowager Lady Hindlip, Mr R B and Mrs Martin, Mr and Mrs Fred Corbett (Wor- cester), E E Cowley, Mr., Mrs, and Miss Tombs, Mr P J Pond, ths nurses and inmates of the Droit. Mr and Mrs Breeze, Lewis Cor. bett and friends, Mr Keni^k and. family^ the deceased's nurses, Mrs Wheeler (Park Hotel, Di^it- wich), Mrs Buddie (Raven Hotel), townspeople ot Towyn, the employes of Ynyp-y-Maengwyn, Mrs Denniss, household servants at Impney, Mr David Gillart (Towyn), Mr R P Culley, Mr Richard Gillart (Machynlleth), Mrs Roar and family, the workmen on the Impney estate, Annie and Bessie Dingey, the Impney garden and park staff, St Andrew and Royal Brine Baths staffs, the Mid. Worcestershire Conservative Association, Mr R A Felton, Mr W Norton, the tenants of the Impney estate, Mr and Mrs H Hall, Mr and Mrs Hare, Brother Tom, Mr and Mrs J Hollyer, tenants of Ynys-y-Maengwyn estate, Mr F Jordan, and Mr and Mrs Ryde Butcher (Ashby-de-la-Zouch). A TRIBUTE AT TOWTN CONCERT. Speaking at a conoert held at Towyn on Wednes- day evening, Mr Denniss said that amid the sun. shine and pleasure and anticipations which they had all realised that day, they could not but express the feeling that they met under a very dark cloud. One who had come in and gone out amongst them for many years past, who had borne the heat and the burden of life's days, and had entered into rest, and Mr John Corbett, the bene- factor of Towyn and of so many other places, was to them no more than a gracious and a grateful memory. The cloud indeed was a dark one, and his lips could not adequately express what he felt sure was in their minds, but they thanked God that such a man had lived. He had used his fortune for the good of his fellow men, to alleviate the sufferings of those less fortunate than himself. Those present knew better than he did what the late Mr Corbett had done for Towyn. They had only to go round the town to see the best works and improvements that had been carried out during the last decade to find that the name of John Corbett was indelibly written upon the annals of that town, and would be remembered as long as Towyn existed. Time would fail him, and that wax not a suitable occasion to dwell longer upon the magnificent work which Mr Corbett had done for Towyn and for other places. He felt sure it was their wish that some allusion should be made to his useful life, to the unostentatious way he went about doing good, for which he would be held in memory by everyone who had the privilege of being in any way acquainted with him. It was not his intention to move a formal vote of condolence, but he would ask them as a mark of sympathy with the family, who were now under so great a cloud to rise to their feet.-The audience rose, and the Chairman said the vote would be communicated to the bereaved family.
TOWYN AND THE FUNERAL. Nowhere was there deeper sympathy felt with the late Mr Corbett's family than at Towyn, where everything that could be done to demonstrate heart- felt respect to his memory was done. All through the week flags were flying at public places at half. mast. On Friday evening representatives left for Droitwich to attend the funeral. Mr Henry Evans, Escuan, and Mr Meredith Jones, Caethle, repre- sented the Towyn Urban District Council, Mr Rees Jones, of Messrs Jones, Hughes and Edwards, contractors to the estate and the following tenants of the Ynysymaengwyn Estate Messrs J D Lati. mer, Corbett Arms Hotel; Robert Roberts, Rhydy- garnedd E Evans, Penowen Robert Pugh, Cyn- fal; J Jones, Hendy; Sylvanus Evans, butcher, and John Morgan, Ynys Mill. The above were accompanied by Mr Richard Gillart, Machynlleth, the local agent to the estate. At Droitwich station on Saturday morning they were met by Mr Hall, estate agent, and informed that arrangements for their reception had beenlmade at the Worcestershire Hotel. The reception given to the representatives of Towyn and the Ynysymaengwyn estate was quite in conformity with the respectful and gener. ous manner in which the late Mr Corbett always treated his tenants. They were told to inspect the Park, gardens, and the salt waters, and all that could possibly be done for them by the bereaved family and others was done. Dr Corbett and Mr Hall, the agent, expressed their thanks to them for attending the funeral from such a distance. A special carriage was engaged for the We: tenants, and by special request they remained at Droitwich over Sunday in order to attend CLurch in the morning. They returned to Towyn on Monday afternoon.
MEMORIAL SERVICE AT ST. CADVAN'S. In compliance with the wish of a large number of townspeople a memorial service to the late Mr John Corbett was held at the Parish Church on Saturday afternoon simultaneously with the funeral at.Stoke Prior. The Church was well filled with a representative attendance of townspeople and others. The service was conducted by the Rev T Lewis, R.D., assisted by the Rev R Davies, curate. The special hymns sung were Now the labourer's task is o'er," and A few more years shall roll." The burial service was read all through. At the close of the service Mr F T Tookey, the organist, played the Dead March in Saul on the organ. Amongst these present were :—Mr H Haydn Jones, C.C., Mr David Evans (of the firm of Messrs Evans and Gillart, solicitors to the Estate), Councillors Daniel Edwards, J G Jones, J M James; Mr R Price Morgan, surveyor Mr David Gillart, archi. tect; Mrs Cowley, Ynysmaengwyn Mr and Mrs Straughan, Ynysmaengwyn Mr and Mrs Green- hill, Ynysmaengwyn the employes at Ynysmaen. gwyn; Mrs J M James, Mr and Mrs J Lloyd Hughes; Mr Samuel Edmunds, Manchester House; Mr T Jones, B.A. (headmaster), Miss Jenkins (mistress), Mr T G Roberts, B.A., Mr E Derry Evans, B.A., Mr Thomas, and the pupils of Towyn County Intermediate School; Mr Benjamin C Richards; Mr P Pugh, Marine parade; Mr and Mrs W Thomas, Bran House; Mr Mathew W Edwards; Mr John Jones, ex-postmaster; Mr Francis Jones, postmaster; Mr and Mrs R Bowen Mr G Axe, Mrs Latimer, Mr E J Evans, Mrs H W Griffith, Mrs Cadvan Evans Mr Riehard Morgan, Bryncrug; Mr Owen Hughes, builder Miss Dund- lyke, Misses Gibbons, Nurse Price Mrs David Edwards, Tredegar Arms; Mr E Newell.
The will of Mr R D'Oyly Carte, of the Savoy Theatre, who died on the 3rd ult, is proved by his widow and sole executrix, Mrs Helen Carte. The testator's estate is entered at £240,817 3s Id. Count Cornulier, a Frenchman, who was charged with murdering his wife, was acquitted on Saturday by a Paris jury. He alleged that the Countess had been unfaithful, and meeting her in the house of her lover, a notary, he shot her dead. On hearing the verdict he thanked the jury in the name of the children." CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS. — Approximate return of traSQ receipts for the week ending April 28th, 19C1. Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, and mails, £ 2,652; merchandise, minerals, aniJive stock, £ 2,910; total for the week, £ 5,562; aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 84,630. Actual traffic receipts for the correspond- ing week of last year: open, 250. PasSengers, parcels, &c., £ 2,455; merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 2,896; total for the week, £ 5,3Sl^aSgregate from commencement of half-year, I £ 83,27b.-<. Increase for the week, passengers, parcels, &c.1.7; incren- merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 14; t^al increase for the week, £ 211; aggregate increase, passengers, parcels, &c., £703; aggregate increase, I merchandise, minerals, &o., £649; aggregate in- crease from commencement of half-year, £ 1,352.
REVIEWS- CAPTAIN DREYFUS ON DEVIL'S ISLAND.—A not- able feature in the May Strand is the publication of the JLtfary kept by Captain Alfred Dreyfus when on Devil's Island. An example of his style is con- tained in the following paragraph 12th Decem- ber, 1895, morning:—Oh the ceaseless complaining of the sea What an echo to my ulcerated soul Such wild, black anger somecimes fills my heart against all human iniquity, that I could wish to tear my flesh, so as to forget, in physical pain, this horrible mental torture!" WHY WE HAVE Two EARS. A teacher told his class that the reason we have two ears and only one mouth is to teach us that we should listen twice as much an. we speak. Some time afterwards he asked why we are thus supplied. The answer he had given was forgotten, but one little girl held up her hand and said, It is that what we hear with one ear may go out at the other'The Quiver. GRIMALDI'S FAREWELL.— At Drury Lane, on the 27th of June, 1828, Grimaldi, the famous clown, whose history was one of intense sadness, took his farewell of the stage. Thirteen years before he had been stricken down by a serious illness, and from that time forth never knew a day of perfect health. The scene was very affecting. He was to act the clown in one scene of Harlequin Hoax, and speak a farewell address. But what a difference from the old days. the roar of applause was more enthusiastic than ever; but instead of the sprightly Joey of old, a prematurely aged man, unable to stand, was carried before the footlights on a chair. Yet the old humour sparkled as brightly as ever: his old jokes, his old songs, never provoked louder shouts of laughter than on the last occasion he was ever to utter them.Ltfe of a Cetitury (Part VII). WEIGHED—AND FOUND WANTING.— "One day a man came to Wellington and showed him a sample of what he said was a bullet-proof jacket. Welling- ton refused to buy, not putting any faith in the man's invention. The man called again, but was again shown out. On his third visit Wellington said to him, Are you willing to let your invention be put to the test ?' Yes, your Grace,' said the man; any test you like.' Wellington then caused a file of soldiers to be brought in, and, turning to the inventor, said Put on your jacket and go to the end of the room '—and, turning to the soldiers, —' fire at that man's jacket when I give the word.' On hearing this the inventor raced through the open door, and the Iron Duke smiled. Needless to say the inventor never troubled him ap;ain.Th. Captain. THE MODERN BOER.—The opening paragraph of Conan Doyle's story of The Great Boer War," which commences in this month's Wide World Magazine, is as follows :—" Take a community of Dutchmen of the type of those who defended them- selves for fifty years against all the power of Spain at a time when Spain was the greatest power in the world. Intermix with them a straiu of those inflexible French Huguenots who gave up home and fortune and left their country for ever at the time of the revocation of the Edict of Nantes. The pro- duct must obviously be one of the most rugged, virile, unconquerable races ever seen upon the earth. Take this formidable people and train them for seven generations in constant warfare against savage men and ferocious beasts, in circumstances under which no weakling could survive place them so that they acquire exceptional skill with weapons and in horsemanship; give them a country which is eminently suited to the tactics of the huntsman, the marksman, and the rider. Then, finally, put a finer temper upon their military qualities by a dour fatalistic Old Testament religion and an ardent and consuming patriotism. Combine all these qualities and all these impulses in one individual, and you have the modern Boer-the most formidable antagonist who ever crossed the path of Imperial Britain. Our military history has largely con- sisted in our conflicts with France, but Napoleon and all hit veterans have never treated us so roughly as these hard-bitten farmers, with their ancient theology and their inconveniently modern rifles." ALPHONSO XIII. "The thoughtfulness of his (the King of Spain's) face shows the serious bent of his mind and the sense of duty which he owes to his country has already stirred his heart and im- pregnated his brain. When the war broke out between the United States and Spain it was his earnest desire to accompany the troops in order that, child though he was, he might show the people he feared no danger in his country's cause. Long before that, however, he had begun to qualify him- self for the position of the head of the army by enrolling a regiment of child soldiers who will, like hint, grow up to regard fighting for their country as oae of the most exalted duties they can per- form.Boyalties of the World (Part IV). NEW NAVAL PUBLICATION.—Part I of Brittania's Bulwarks, the latest publication of George Newnes, Ltd., sets before the reader in attractive fashion, incidents and events of naval life. "The leading idea is to group some modern ship, much in the public mind, with her famous namesake in the old wars, and thus to represent the Navy in its past and its present, illustrating its continuity and employ- ment." GOOD QUEEN Bass's FUNERAL.-The funeral of Queen Elizabeth must have been a remarkable and impressive spectacle. The Sunday Strand repro- duces an extract from Howe's quaintly worded account of what then occurred — The City of Westminster was surcharged with multi- tudes of all sorts of people in their streets, houses, windows, leads and gutters, that came to see the obsequy and when they beheld her statue or picture lying upon the coffin set forth in Royal robes, having a crown upon the head thereof, and a ball and sceptre in either hand, there was such a general sighing, groaning and weeping as the like has not been seen or known in the memory of man; neither doth any history make mention of any people, time, or state to make such lamentation for the death of their Sovereign." "THE C.T.C. AT HOME AND ABROAD."—The object with which this little work has been com- piled is to draw attention to the work the Club has accomplished on behalf of cyclists in the past; the complete list of British and Continental band books, road books, and guides, the Club has compiled and published for the benefit of its members; the tabu. lated list of publications of all kinds pertaining to to each county or country, which are kept in stock at head-quarters; the special touring facilities (flTered by the C.T.C., and the regulations that appjv to the introduction of machines into foreign countr*68' an<* k*10 manner in which membership in the C.T.C. can, in popular touring grounds, be utilised to escape all vexatious restrictions. THE SELF-HELP EMIGRATION SOCIETY'S report for the year 1900 shows that from the formation of the Society in 1884 to the end of 1900, 6,234 effli* grants have been sent out at a cost of £ 35,675 l?8, for ocean passages, rail, etc., of which sum £ 26,953 6s 10d (75 per cent.) has been contributed by the emigrants themselves, or those personally inter- ested in them. A further saving to the emigrants of from 5 to 10 per cent. on ocean passage, been secured by the Society. This Society does not merely assist emigrants to the port of landing and there leave them to take their chance. It haS seventy-three correspondents in various parts Of Canada, to whom they are sent. These correspoo* dents inform the Committee in London what clasS of emigrants they can receive, and for how many they can find employment. They are also provide" by the Committee with funds to enable them tO supply the Society's Emigrants (in case of need) with food and lodging for a day or two, until ployment is secured. The Society has, in additioni thirty-seven correspondents in Queensland, Vic* toria, South Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, and Florida. ANNOAL REPORT ON FIELD EXPERIMENTS.By J Alan Murray, B.Sc. (Aberystwyth: Evans Bros.) This is the official report issued by the University College of Wales in connection with its agricultural department. It contains reports of the effect of various chemical manures on hay and grass, on the growth of potatoes without farmyard manure, and, among other articles dealing with scientific farming, the influence of manures on the production of rye. straw. There are numerous tables showing the profit or loss on the various experiments, and the report throughout should be of interest to agricol" turists who wish to profit by the latest researches of science with regard to laud dressings. 0
ACTION BETWEEN WELSH SINGERS. Mr Justice Matthew on Saturday, in the King'0 Bench Division, tried an action brought by MisS Maggie Davies, the Welsh soprano, against lAr8 Elliott, professionally known as Mis. Lucy Clarke, the Welsh contralto, to recover fiftyfive pounds, for services rendered on a Welsh concert tour. For the plaintiff |letters, programmes, and notices were pn|j in to show that the tour was described as that Miss Clarke. Defendant, when payment was de* I manded, put forward her husband,' Mr Elliott, as principal. A postcard was produced in which defendant herself described the tour as hers, and evidence having been called in support of this view, Counsel for Miss Clarke did not further rot" test the case, and judgment was entered for tbe plaintiff for the amount claimed, with costs.
E. R. 5TH VOLUNTEER BATTALION THE SOUTH WiLE! BORDERERS. REGIMENTAL ORDERS By LlEUTENANr-CotoNEL E. PRYCE-JONES, M.P.) Commanding. Headquarters, Newtown, 27th April, 1901. OFFICER ATTACHED.—In accordance with instruc- tions containeci in War Office letter No 112/32/502, dated 15th inst, the Commander-in-Chief has ape proved of Lieut C E Elwell being temporarily attached for duty at the dep6t 32nd Regimental District at Bodmin from this date. MEASURING PARADES for the new uniform will take place at the hours and on the dates mentioned during the ensuing week. All members should trf and be present and bring their equipment for marking at the same time if they have not already done so. The Clr-Sergt-Instructors will be preset at their respective Armouries to assist and will for- ward measurement forms to all those members WhO are unable to attend. These will be returned filled in to the Quartermaster without delay. WelshPoOJ including Llanfair Detachment on Monday, from I to 10 p.m.; Montgomery, Tuesday, from 12-30 t" 2 p.m.; Newtown, Tuesday, from 7 to 10 p.rn.; Llanidloes, Wednesday, from 12-30 to 2 p.rn.f Machynlleth, including Corris Detachment, Wed nell day, from 7 to 10 p.m. Aberystwyth, on ThurS, day, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Towyn, Thursday' from 7 to 10 p.m.; Aberdovey, Friday, from 12-3" to 2 p.m. ADJUTANT'S PARADES.—At Welshpool on T-ie0' day Company drill at 7-30 p.m. Dress Dri'j order.—At Machynlleth on Saturday; recruitll parade at 5 p.m. APPOINTMENT.—The Commanding Officer bso been pleased to approve the following appointment 735 Pte J Davies, B Co (Montgomery), and 740 Pte W Ford, A Co, to be Lance-Corporals; and 740 j). Cpl W Ford to be master cook to the Battalion. HONORARY MEMBER.—John Woods to be honorary member of the Baud at Newtown from this date. ENROLMENTS.—Sanction having been obtain^ from the Officer commanding 24th Regiment#' District enrolment of Charles Bevan, ho is taketl on the strength of the Battalion, posted to A Cant. pany, and allotted Regimental Number 1041. STRETCHER BEARERS will parade every Thursday at 8.15 p.m. till further orders. SUPERNUMERARY.—686 Cyclist F H Gregg having accepted service in the Volunteer Cyclist Company for service in South Africa will be borne as super- numerary from this date. CYCLISTS will concentrate at Garthmyl for drIll on Thursday, at 7-15 p.m. Dress: Plain clothes. By Order, C WALKER, Captain, Adjutant 5th V.B. South Wales Borderers. COMPANY ORDERS. The Detachment at Newtown will parade at 8.0 p.m. on Wednesday next. The Detachment at Llanidloes will parade 011 Monday and Thursday at 8 p.m. By order, W. E. PRYCE-JONES, Captain, Commanding Detachment 5th V.B. S.W.B. C Co.-The Company will parade until furthet notice in the Town Hall on Tuesdays and WedneS' days at 8 o'clock. Dress Plain clothes. By order, LENNOX NAPIER, Captain, Commanding C Co, 5th V.B. S.W.B. Welshpool, 27th April, 1901. For attempting to bribe an official of the Metro- politan Asylums Board, a London butcher nai»e<* Walker was last week fined £ 500. The prosed1' tion was preferred under the Public Bodies Corr»Pfc Practices Act.