TO-DAY'S WEATHER, 1 A.M. TO-DAY'S FORECAST FOR ENGLAND, S.W., AND SOUTH WALES. South-westerly breezes, freshen- ing showery and not settled.
GENERAL FORECASTS. Hn?6 following forecasts wereprepared last night the Meteorological Office at eignt o'clock DlSTBIOTS- 0. Scotland N South-westerly breezes; un- j 0 settled; cloudy. 5* Scotland, E. South westerly breezes England,N. E. light; fair wanner, i* E. Westerly and south-westerly 5* Mid. Counties ( breezes; fair; cold early • -Eng. S. (Lon. in morning, but warmer and Channel). J later jP°^|an^. W.Same as No. 0. & Nortel Wales! 1 S°ufch, westerly breezes ,!• Ireland, N f fre8heninS > showery and 7* Ireland, S.'TJ not settled. *I^*RACOMBB, Friday Night. — Very heavy I during the night, but there has been a tin* 'mProvrnent to-day, and there is an indica- finer weather. The mertury has been ?VL a11 day' an4 now stands at 29'875. 52-g "tometer, maximum, 63'6; minimum, Wind, W.N.W., stiff breeze. Sea a ^^te. Rainfall, "43 inch. Friday Evening. — Baro- 29*814, rising. Thermometer, 61 in Wind, S.W. Amount of sunshine re- Wo** by recorder for the 24 hours 1 9-0 a.ra., 8 hours 10 minutes. Beautiful oneht suushine and blue sky fresh breeze.
A PERIOD OF SUSPENSE. THE REPORTED SURRENDER OF CONGRESSION ALISTS. AN EMPHATIC DENIAL. BALMACEDA NOT VICTOR- IOUS. [REUTER'S TELEGRAMS. 1 NEW Y OHK, Friday. The Herald has received the following despatch from Valparaiso of yesterday's date :—Another day has passed, and still there has been no deci- sive battle. About Valparaiso active operations, as far as fighting is concerned, are confined to sharp but unimportant skirmishes between the scouting parties of the two armies. The tension, however, is too great to last many hours. General Del Canto, commanding the in- surgent forces, with Colonels Holley and Korner, chief of the staff, has devoted much time to strengthening the position of his troopa on the hills above the race- course at Vina del Mar. The country below that place and Quillota is practically in his power, and such cavalry as he has are kept moving through that territory for the purpose of bringing in sup- plies and drumming up recruits where- ever possible, and harrying the posses- sions of the more prominent Government supporters in the radius of their activity. The railroad from Santiago to Valparaiso has been destroyed by the opposition, and one of General Del Canto's regiments is strongly en- trenched on the road to Santiago, completely controlling it. The fact that the telegraph lines are cut and other movements of the insurgents have, it is thought, led Balma- ceda to the conclusion that perhaps the capital has been left with insufficient protection, and that General Del Canto might be tempted to make a dash on Santiago rather than risk an attack on Valparaiso. Hence a division of 2,300 soldiers was placed on board the transport Imperial and sent to Talcuhano, 200 miles to the south, whence they could be quickly hurried by rail to Santiago, and reinforce the garrison there to a degree making impossible the success of a sudden raid. The Imperial succeeded in eluding the insurgent warships, and made a rapid passage to Talcuhano, where she landed the troops, who are probably now at Santiago. Balmaceda still personally commands the forces here, and has for chiefs of the staff Generals Abzerreca and Barbosa. Word has been re- ceived that a raiding party of insurgents yesterday set fire to the hacienda of Senor Claudio Vicuna, the President-Elect, situated about thirty miles from the city. All the build- ings were destroyed and the stores and supplies taken away. It is impossible to learn what other property was destroyed. The insurgent cruisers Esmeralda and O'Higgins have been steaming about the entrance of the bay all day, but have shown no disposition to come inside and risk an attack on the forts and torpedo boats. In fact the general idea now is that Valparaiso will not be' bombarded, as the leading insurgents have too great a property interest here. A number of prisoners have been cap- tured on the field since the appearance of the • invaders at Vina del Mar, and bonded ware- houses are used as prisons. Temporary hospitals have been established for the care of the wounded who have been brought in from the numerous skirmishes of the last few days. Such of the in- surgents as left the regular army at the start of the rebellion are armed with small-bore Mannlicher rifles, and ammunition prepared with smokeless powder. This is the first time this arm has been used in actual warfare, and the surgeons of foreign warships here are deeply interested in its effect. Many of them have volunteered to care for the wounded. They have no difficulty in determining the wounds that the Mannlicher rifle makes on account of the smallness of the bullets. In every case it is found the projectiles from these rifles make a clean wound and have great penetration. It is said that in many instances the men of the rear rank have been wounded or killed by the same bullet which has gone through men in front of them. It is now believed some active fighting will take place before sunset to-morrow. A rumour is current to-day that troops from Coquimbo and Santiago are marching towards Valparaiso with the idea of completely surrounding General Del Canto and compelling him to surrender. This report, however, is not confirmed. WASHINGTON, Friday. Senor Julio Foster, Secretary of the Delegates of the Chilian Congressional party, yesterday evening received a, cablegram from Senor Erra- zuriz, the Congressional Minister of Foreign Affairs, stating that the report that the insur- gents had been defeated near Valparaiso was entirely false. PARIS, Friday. The confidential agent of the Provisional Government in Chili contradicts the statement that President Balmaceda has been victorious, and has communicated telegas from Iquique and Buenos Ayres announcing the defeat of his forces. RIEL, Friday. The naval and police authorities have notified the commander of the English steamer Drudge, belonging to the firm of Sir William Armstrong, that they will not permit him to unload the cargo which he has on board for the Chilian war vessel Presidente Pinto. NEW YORK, Friday. The representatives of the Chilian Congressional party have refused all credence to official tele- grams disseminated yesterday throughout America and Europe, announcing the surrender of Insurgent forces. They maintain that Senor Errazuriz would not have telegraphed a denial of the news in the emphatic language which he employed unless he had ample ground to go upon, and they quote the telegram published by the Herald this morning as a clear proof of the baselessness of the Governmental reports. Surprise is expressed in some quarters that the insurgents are as well and adequately armed as they plainly are, but persons in the confidence of the Congressionalists are aware that some while back an English ship reached Iquique laden with 20,000 Mannlicher repeating rifles, several millions of cartridges, and a num- ber of field guns. This consignment of munitions of war was shipped at an European port, which the Insurgent party do not, however, consider it desirable to specify. LIMA, Friday* Private telegrams received here state thatf Valparaiso is now in possession of the Congres- sional forces. No particulars of fighting have been received. WASHINGTON, Friday. Senor Julio Forster, secretary to the Chilian Congressional delegates, has received a telegram from Senor Errazuriz, Congressional Minister for Foreign Affairs, stating that the reported defeat of the insurgents near Valparaiso was entirely false.
RUMOURED TOTAL DEFEAT OF BALMACEDA. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] NEW YORK, Friday. The reported triumph of President Balmaceda is not yet authoritatively confirmed and contradictory accounts of the progress of events in Chili are published in the newspapers here. Mr Turnbull, agent in New York of the Insurgent Party, states to-day that he received certain information of the total defeat of President Balmaceda, in the neighbour- hood of Valparaiso and adds that the president is now entrapped by his enemies, and in their power.
THE VISIT OF THE FRENCH SQUADRON. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.! PARIS, Friday. Admiral Gervais arrived here at midnight. The Dfoats says The welcome extended to our fleet exceeded the limits of simple diplomatic courtesy, and every one felt that there was no serious obstacle to a cordial Anglo-French entente. Doubtless this mutual testimony of esteem will not, of itself, suffice to settle the various difficulties which the two countries are compelled to discuss between themselves, but it will facilitate matters and hasten their final solu- tion. In any case, we can no longer take umbrage at the recent visit of the Emperor William to England, for the equilibrium has been restored by the Portsmouth fetes. England, in fact, is not bound up with any one Power, and we may now be permitted to hope that the two hations will continue to "recognise such struggles only as may be fruitful in the promotion of the interests of labour and peace."
TRIAL OF FRENCH ANAR- CHISTS. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] PARIS, Friday. The trial of the three Anarchists who are charged with having fired at the police with revolvers on the disturbances at Leveillois Perret last May Day commenced to-day. All the prisoners addressed the court in violent terms, professing their faith in Anarchist doctrines, and inveighing against the brutality of the police.
THE RAILWAY DISASTER IN NORTH CAROLINA. DISTRESSING DETAILS. [KEUTER'S TELEGRAM. CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, Friday. The wrecking of the train on the Western and North Carolina Railway at Cantawba River yesterday was the most dreadful disaster in the History of this State. The engineer, fireman, all toe brakesmen, and probably 20 passengers were hashed to instant death. The conductor was the 3nly man who emerged from the debris able to walk back to the nearest station and give the alarm. The train, a fast limited mail, conveying Passengers, left Salisbury-station at one !n the morning for Ashville. It was made up of i baggage, express, and mail car, first and second- ilass passenger cars, and one Pullman sleeping- :ar. The night was cloudy and ram was falling. Two miles west of Statesville is a high stone bridge over a creek. The bridge is 90 feet high, md is arched to permit of the passage of wagons on the roadway beneath as wel as to let through the waters of the creek. The structure has always been considered per- fectly safe, and trains consequently do not slacken ipeed in approaching it. The ill-fated train was running at the rate of about 40 miles an hour. A.s the pilot engine threw its shadows over the bridged approach it was suddenly ap- parent that there was a gap in the gleaming rails just about the centre of the structure. Before anything could be done to arrest the inward rush of the train the leading wheels of the engine struck the railless gap. Instantly the locomotive gave a great bound in the air and fell down into space, Vid along with it went every car in the train one after the other with their human freight till they crashed upon the hard ground 90 feet below. In the fall the Pullman sleeping car leaped over all the others and went whirling and whizzipg through the air like a gigantic gun pro- jectile. It struck the ground with terrible force, lnd was almost annihilated, all the passen- gers inside being killed on the spot. Every car was broken up into match- wood, and the wreckage was heaped In a confused, disordered pile under the bridge. The bridge itself apparently remained intact, but the rails were torn up, and the edges of stone knocked off where the falling cars came into con- tact with it. News of the accident had scarcely got abroad when a hundred willing persons from the surrounding farms were helping to remove the wreckage and draw out the dead. The work of extricating the bodies was a ter- rible task owing to the fearful manner in which they were cut about. The engine. driver's remains were taken out in small pieces, and the fireman also was horribly muti- lated. From the passenger cars people were brought forth mangled in all sorts of ways; in fact of all who perished only two or three bodies were found intact. Twenty-one bodies have been taken to Statesville and placed in a warehouse, but the others are believed to be fitill under the debris. The injured are being cared for in private residences and hotels. They number 29, nine being seriously injured and the remaining 20 badly hurt in vari- ous ways. It was indeed a wonder that a single person escaped with his life. Mr Randerlin, audi- tor of the North Carolina Railway, is shockingly injured, ano Col. Cameron, of the Governor's staff, who was arso among the passengers, likewise suffered severely. All the dead have been iden- tified except tfree women. Crowds flocked yesterday to the scene of the disaster, which has cast a gloom over the entire community.
A FRENCH EXECUTION. LEVITY IN FACE OF THE GUILLO- TINE. [REUUR!S TELEGRAM. J DOUAI, Friday. Baillet, the young man who was lately con- victed of several atrocious murders, was guillo- tined here at twelve minutes past five this morn- ing. Deibler, the State executioner, came from Paris to carry out the sentence. The convict, on being aroused from sleep this morning and in- formed that his titne had come, displayed the greatest levity. laughing, he looked round at the officials present, and taunted them with their grave faces. Nobody, then, jokes here," he said, and nobody sings. I have got to die. Well, you have never seen anyone die as I will." Baillet showed the same absolute indifference to his fate during all the time the Process of pinioning was going on and the other Preparations for the last act were in progress. He embraced the warders, and refused to accept the proffered ministrations of the priest. His accomplice, Dutilleul, the convict declared, was quite as guilty as himself, and ought to have been condemned to death in- stead of escaping with penal servitude for life. When Baillet arrived in front of the guillotine he shouted with a loud voice, "Vive la Re- Publique The words were scarcely out of his Hiouth when the executioners seized him and threw him upon the plank. Within a second the fcoife fell, and all was over.
ITEMS BY CABLE. [BEUTER'S TELEGRAMS.] NEW YORK, Friday. A World telegram from Buenos Ayres of yesterday's date reports another out- break at Corrientes, where the mob, mostly Composed of Italians, attacked and Partly destroyed the Union Civica Club- house. The troops were called out, and a bloody encounter followed, six of the mob being killed O,Iad a score or so wounded, while one soldier was filled and nine others were injured. The town J8 now quiet. The military patrolled the streets *ast night, fearing further trouble. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] VIENNA, Friday. The death is announced of Marie Taglioni, the famous danseuse, who on quitting the stage parried Prince Joseph Windischgraetz. She i*d at the Chateau Aizen, near Tullu, at the age Of 60. The Central News says, in a later telegram :— The Mane Taglioni whose death is recorded by ()1' Vienna correspondent to-day was not the Original famous danseuse of that name whose Performances created such a furore in Paris and where. That lady was born in 1809, and died years ago. The wife of Prince Joseph r^indischgraetz, whose maiden name was also ■^arie Taglioni, was born in 1833. She was a dancer.
THE DUKE OF CLEVELAND'S WILL. The Central News is informed that, with the death of the Duke of Cleveland, Raby Castle and the surrounding estates, including the upper Teesdale property, comes into the possession of Henry De Vere, Lord Barnard. The Duke has bequeathed property amounting to to Mr Powlett Milbank. the second son of Sir Frederick Milbank, of Thorpe Perrow and Barninghairi. To Sir Frederick Milbank himself the deceased has left £12,000, and small legacies to his daughters.
THE NEW CANON OF WORCESTER. The Rev. T. Teignmouth Shore was on Friday instituted to the Canonry of Worcester Cathedral, in succession to the Bishop of Peterborough. The ceremony of institution was performed by the Bishop of Worcester in the Chapter House.
ECCLESIASTICAL. At a special service, held in the Palace Chapel, Llandaff, on Friday, August 28th, the Rev George Thomas, vicar of Newcastle, was insti- tuted to the rectory of Bedwas and Rudry, and the Rev Edward Morgan, vicar of Lanishen, to the vicarage of Pennjark. At the same time, the Rev David Roberts was licensed to the curacy of Mountain Ash, and Rev David Jesse Evans to that of Llanwonoo.
THE FAMINE IN RUSSIA. WIDESPREAD DESTITUTION. j [SPECIAL TELEGRAM FROM OUP. CORRESPONDENT.] | BERLIN, Friday. I Judging from the contents of Russian news- papers which have just come to hand here, the recent sensational reports of famine in Russia were not in the least exaggerated. One journal declares that the peasants in the valley of the I Volga are in a state of the utmost destitution. They have neither clothes nor food, and are wan- deringabout in rags on the verge of starvation. The district swarms with whole families who have been reduced to begging by the roadside, and the situation of the entire population is most critical. The Kiewlcnan, a paper published in Kieff, considers the condition of the peasantry des- perate. They are already, it points out, immersed in poverty and indebtedness to the State, while arrears of taxes, which they have no hope of paying, go on accumulating. By next spring, the writer anticipates, the entire Russian peasantry will probably be bankrupt. Reports from Warsaw tend to show that the peasants of Central Russia are emigrating wholesale. Already 500 men have abandoned their families in order to emigrate. There is little doubt that the prohibition of the export of grain led to feverish buying in Germany, and the abnormal exportation of corn, which continued until yester- day, when the decree came into operation, caused great alarm among the illiterate Russian peasants, hence the numerous riots, especially near the German frontier, already reported. The Vossische Zeitung, discussing the question, states that Russia is undergoing one of the periodical famines to which she is subject, and which become more serious at' each recurrence on account of the primitive agricultural methods upon which the country depends for its food supplies and the indebtedness of the peasantry. According to some of the papers, an impression seems to prevail that the prohibition of the export of grain was intended as a political demonstration against Germany. The Colongc Gazette states that 600,000 barrels of rye have been imported from Russia at exorbitant prices when half that quantity would have sufficed. The writer calls for a Government return of the imports of rye from Russia. In consequence of the dearness of rye, wheat is now being used instead of that cereal in the German Army In spite of these alarming reports many Russians resident here are disposed to be sceptical on the subject, believing that the distress is ex- aggerated, and private information received from what ought to be trustworthy sources indicates that in some districts the harvest has been plentiful. These optimist views, however, are not borne cut by the latest intelligence from the districts chiefly affected, and it is beyond all question that a grave economical crisis has now to be faced by the Russian Government.
THE CONGRESS ON CRIMINAL PUNISHMENT. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] CHRISTIANIA, Thursday Eveuing. The Congress of the International Association for the consideration of questions relating to crimes and criminals to-day discussed the ques- tion of compensation for injury, and decided that legislation on this subject should have greater regard for the injured party. In cases of extor- tion to only a small amount, however, the punish- ment might be entirely remitted in the event of the prisoner making compensation and showing regret for his crime. The Congress also favoured an inquiry into the question of the employment of orimin18, and a resolution Woa adopted re- commending that detailed and analogous statis- tics in regard to habitual offenders be drawn np in different countries. The next Congress will assemble in 1893, but the place of meeting has not yet been fixed.
LIGNITE AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR COAL. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] ROME, Friday. The commisssion apr in ted by the Govern- ment to report upon the adaptability of lignite for use in locomotives and blast furnaces, in place of coal, has reported that the manufactured sub- stance has not the value claimed for it for such purposes. This is somewhat disappointmg, as it was hoped that the manufacture of lignite would prove to be an important industry in Italy.
A PASSENGER STEAMER IN COLLISION. LOSS OF TWENTY-FIVE LIVES. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM. MELBOURNE, Friday. The fatal collision between the Easby and Gambier, in Port Philip Bay, this morn- ing, occurred near Pope's Eye Fort. The Easby, which is a large vessel belonging to Messrs Patterson's line, was outward bound, while the Gambier had just cleared the Heads, and was making for port. The Easby struck her amidships, and she sank in seven minutes. The scene on deck was a terrible one. Nearly all the passengers were asleep, and when the steamer was struck came running on deck clad in little more than their sleeping clothes. Among the steerage passengers a perfect panic prevailed, and the ship's officers had some difficulty in restoring order and disci- pline. Fortunately the night was clear, though dark, and the Easby remaining alongside, many were rescued and taken on board of her. Twenty-five persons, however, including five saloon passengers, went down with the Gambier. The survivors have been brought to Mel- bourne by the Easby, which is her. self greatly damaged, the cutwater being stove in and the bows badly torn. The names of the saloon passengers drowned are—Mr and Mrs Trevennilk, of Adelaide; Miss Woodlingand Mrs Thorpe, of Melbourne; and Mr Robert Johnson, of England.
BETTING AGENTS IN FRANCE THE ORDER OF EXPULSION RESCINDED. TELEGRAM.] BOULOGNE, Friday. The order of expulsion from France recently enacted against English bookmakers has been provisionally rescinded, and they have been allowed to carry on their transactions as hereto- fore. The authorities determined on this change of front in consequence of the representations made to them that the departure of the book- makers would injuriously affect the local trade as well as the postal revenue of the country.
TWO CONSTABLES DISMISSED. The two London police constables who gave evidence at the Thames police-court a few days ago against a woman who was proved to have been falsely accused, have been dismissed the force, by order of Sir E. Bradford, Chief Commis. sioner, for giving untruthful evidence.
I<OCAL COMMISSIONS. The London Gazette of Friday night contains the following:— WAR OFFICE, Aug. 28. MILITIA ARTILLERY.—The Glamorgan Artillery (Western Division)—Lieutenant J. Evans to be captain, dated 29th August. ENGINEERS.—Fortress Forces Royal Engineers (Royal Monmouthshire)—Captain G. Fitzr. H. Lord Raglan is granted the honorary rank of major, dated 29th August instant. INFANTRY.—4th Battalion the South Wales Borderers—Lieutenant C. F. Cheston resigns his commission, dated 29th August instant.
ASSAULT ON THE HIGH SEAS. At Cardiff police-court, yesterday—before Mr L. M. Browne, Deputy-Stipendiary, Alderman Jacobs, and Alderman D. E. Jones, Patsey McGrath, a fireman, was charged with assaulting William Hutton Penman, a chief engineer of the Kirk Lass, whilst off Penarth Heaa. The com- plainant said the man was drunk at the time, upon which the prisoner exclaimed, "Drunk, indeed! I had only shilling, and a shilling would not make me drunk." Complainant said he had been struck on the back of the neck by the pri- soner, who used a heavy instrument to strike with.—The magistrates sent the prisoner to prison or six weeks with bard labour.
MR WILLIAM DAVIES, M.P. Mr William Davies, M.P. for Pembrokeshire, celebrated his 70th birthday yesterday, when s large number of friends were entertained tc luncheon at Broad Haven, the hon. member's seaside residence. The guests, numbering about 70, dined in a spacious marquee erected on the lawn in front of Mr Davies's house. The band of the Haverfordwest Volunteers had been specially engaged, and played selections of music during the day. The hon. gentleman's hospitality waj extended to all the residents in the locality. Out readers will join us in wishing Mr Davies verj many happy returns of the anniversary so pleas- ingly celebrated yesterday.
THE MI-SING BODY FOUND. Great excitement prevailed at Caerphiiiy last evening on the satisfactory news being made known that the body of the missing man, Thomas V» indmiil, had been found. Since the sad occurrence exploring parties have been un- remitting in their efforts to find the body. undsr the guidance of Mr John Richards, the manager, and others. Several of the explorers have had narrow escapes by venturing too far into the headings in their anxiety to find their lost com- rade, as the prevalence of gas and want of air made operations very dangerous and difficult. The four men comprising the party that found the body were Thomas Edwards (leader), Joseph Edwards, Edward Jones, and George Howells. They found the body in No. 6, heading west, lying face downward, and burnt beyond recogni- tion. The explorers wrapt up their poor comrade in canvass and brought him to the bottom of the pit, where he was placed in a shell and taken up to bank.
DEPARTURE OF THE REV D. YOUNG FROM CARDIFF. A great many special and important meetings have been held at Conway-road Chapel during the past few days. In the midst of others one was held to bid farewell to the Rev David and Mrs Young. A number of friends sat down to tea, after which the meeting was presided over by Mr Joseph Merirls, Cathedral-road, Messrs Herne, Hutchins, Sanders, Padfield, Payne, Parry,Davies and others taking part. The testimonial con- sisted of a handsome drawing-room timepiece,silver teapot, biscuit barrel, and with suitable inscription thereon. The presentation was made by Mrs Tregarthen. one of the senior ladies of the church, Mrs Herne. Mrs Vaughan, Mrs Asker, Mrs Parry, Mrs Hutchins, Mrs Sanders. Mrs Padfield, Mrs Spray, Mrs Norman, Mrs Giles, Mrs Davies, Mrs Harpur, Mrs Payne, Mrs Dr James, and others asslstin in the arrangements. Many other tokens of respect have been presented by families and individuals in the circuit to Mr and Mrs Young. Mr Young's supermtendency of the circuit has been the most successful we ever experienced," said the senior circuit steward. Mr H. Wallis. He has succeeded in lifting up the circuit inm a first-class position." During the three years of Mr Young's ministrations, which have now come to a close, 605 new mem- bers have been received into the circuit, which, with the juniors, not included iu the above, leaves the circuit with 500 more meeting in classes than were in the circuit three years ago. There are 700 more scholars in the Sunday- schools, and there has been an improvement of 50 per cent. in circuit aud connexional finance. Furthermore, the ministerial staff has been in- creased from 3 to 5. Three new chapels have been opened, two of them free from debt, and there is one other in course of erection, not tc mention the schools at Canton, which will be one of the finest in the town. The ministerial stipends have been increased fully 20 per cent. The regret which is so deeply felt by the Wesleyans of Cardiff at Mr Young's departure is fully shared by all outsiders. These feelings were fully expressed by the Rev J. D. Watters, M.A., Dr Cynddylan Jones, Rev T. W. Medhurst, Rev Wm. Seward, Mr Councillor W. Lewis, and others. Mr Young will carry with him to Sheffield the good wishes and the cordial regard of all who were privileged with his acquaintance in Cardiff.
THE LLANDAFF SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND DUMB. The report of the School for the Deaf and Dumb, Llandaff-road, for the year ended December 31st, 1890, has just been issued, and its contents will doubtless be read with deeper interest than usual by the numerous friends of this most deserving institution, seeing that within the last few months the school has lost its founder, and for many years faithful and devoted director. A considerable portion of the report is occupied in a review of the life and life work of the late Mr Alexander Melville, and the most ample testi- mony is borne to his zeal, patience, and success in the peculiar sphere in which he elected to work by many of his former pupils who, mainly through his instrumentality, have been enabled to obtain good positions in the world. The report of the examiner of the scholars, Mr Clyne, is most favourable, and being very exhaustive it gives a detailed account of the work in each class or department, as well as specimen answers and examples of composition. It is evident that the instruction imparted in the school is both thorough and; systematic, while the moral and religious training could not be improved upon. The plan of seeking, not alone to train the mind and the eye, but to afford each pupil such an amount ofhealthy,light,andinterestmg occupation as will make their lot less sad, and their lives as full of usefulness as possible is one which must commend itself to all friends of this institution. It is gratifying to know that although last year the school was for a time somewhat heavily in debt, the income for that year was the largest in the history of the school. Mr John Cory very kindly cleared off the debt by a sDecial donation of JB156 14s 8d.
SWANSEA CYMMRODORION. Alderman James Jones, J.P., occupied the. chair at the usual weekly meeting of the Swansea Cymmrodorion Society, held at the chambers in Dynevor-place, Swansea, on Thursday night. Mr E. Evans (Mansel-street) read a pauer on Peter Williams—one of the founders of Welsh Metho- dism and the author of some of the most valuable works in the language.—In subsequent discussion upon the Eisteddvod, Athan Fardd spoke of the invaluable services of Alderman James Jones in various ways, and especially of the manner he had upheld the claims of the society. These facte notwithstanding, the alderman had been shabbily treated at the mayoral banquet given at the mayoral hall, while others had been placed at the cross table, though having no right to be there. Alderman Jones, the chair- man of the general committee of the Eisteddvod, and the president of that society, was compelled to take a seat in the body of the hall and hia name did not appear upon the toast list. Thi. was an indignity which, they, as Welshmen, strongly resented—(cheers)—and he moved s resolution, expressing in strong terms tht Society's disapprobation of the conduct of those who were responsible for the arrangements.—-The Rev J. Gomer Lewis seconded. Alderman Jones had not been treated with proper consideration, and he felt it their duty as Cymmrodorion te say so.—The President said the matter was in the hands of the Society. Personally, he did not complain, but whatever indignity had been cast upon hun had also been cast upon the Society, for he was there as their representative. (Cheers. J, Several other members having spoken, the resolu- tion was carried with unanimity.
PROPERTY SALE AT LLAN- DOVERY. Some valuable freehold accommodation lands, &c., part of the Velindre estate, were put up fOl- sale by public auction by Mr John Williams, auctioneer, at the King's Head, Llandovery, on Friday. The principal lots sold were :— Two freehold pasture fields, called Crowhill Meadows, in the occupation of Rees Lewis M yearly tenant, at the annual rent of JB8, and containing according to the like survey 4,318 acres. Timber, Sold for £200 to the tenant. Freehold field, called Cae-Coalbrook, in the occupation of David Roberts, as a yearly tenant, and at the annual rent of £8, and containing, according to the ordnance survey, 4,951 acres. Also freehold cottage and garden adjoin. ing, in the occupation cf William Thomas, as a yearly tenant, and at an annual rent of f5. Timber, £5. Sold f £252 to Mr Charles Bishop, solicitor, Llandovery. Valuable freehold meadow, called Caerodyn, io the occupation of Thomas Evans as a yearly tenant, and at the annual rent of £25, and con- taining 5.478 acres. Sold for JE705, to Mr Wm.. Havard, shoemaker, Treherbert. Freehold meadow, called Caehenfagwr, in the occupation of David Thomas as a yearly tenant, and at the annual rent of j315 8s, and containing 4.073 acres timber, £9. Sold for JB430, to Mr H. A. Thomas, Llandovery, Valuable freehold residential residence called and known as The Miie End House, situate in Broad-street, Llandovery, together with the stable, coach-house, walled garden, and the hrub. bery in front, let at a yearly rent of £40. Sold for £805 to Dr Thomas, the tenant. Two freehold cottages, situate in Castle-street, Llandovery, and now vacant. Sold for JB35 to Mr Herbert Jones, Crow-hill. Several lots were withdrawn. There was large attendance of landed proprietors and others at the sale.
ADMIRAL GERVAIS COMPLI- MENTED. TELEGRAM.] PARIS, Friday. The members of the Cabinet to-day offered Admiral Gervais their hearty congratulations on the way he represented the French Government in the countries recently visited by the squadron under his command. The admiral dined this evening with President Carnot.
A telegram last night stated that Sir Henry Hawkins remained in much the same state, but the medical attendant spoke more favourably pf the medical attendant spoke more favourably pf his condition. I
ILLNESS OF •' CARMEN ¡ SYLVA." [RECTEH'S TELEGRAM.] VENICE, Friday. A letter from Dr Theodori, the Queen of Rou- mania's private physician, states that Her Majesty is suffering from spinal congestion, and not from creeping paralysis, as at first was believed. Symptoms have become more marked during the past week.
DOMESTIC TRAGEDY IN NEW YORK. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM. 1 NEW YORK, Friday. A sensational domestic tragedy was enacted in a tenement house in Harlem, a district in the north part of this city. A house painter, Baxter by name, killed his wife and two children by shooting them with a revolver, and committed suicide with the same weapon. Baxter left a letter, from which it is evident that the treble murder was deliberately meditated but as no possible reason for the act can be discovered, it is assumed that the wretched man was insane.
MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF A GENTLEMAN. Mr W. B. Waterlow, High Trees, Redhill, brother of Sir Sydney Waterlow, was found dead in his bedroom last evening. He was lying on the floor with a revolver beside him. Much ex- citement has been caused in the district, as the deceased gentleman was held in the highest esteem.
POST-OFFICE ROBBERIES. TWO THOUSAND LETTERS STOLEN. At Bow-street police-court, on Friday, Henry Rhodes, aged 24, a sorter, employed at the General Post-office, was charged before Sir John Bridge with stealing two letters, containing postal orders.—Mr Arnold, who prosecuted on behalf of the Post-office authorities, said that a number of letters passing through the General Post-offi^f had been stolen, and that post-office and posta orders bad been abstracted and cashed. In con- sequence of complaints a watch was kept, and the accuseCtas detected in the act of cashing an order under circumstances detailed in evidence. He was taken into custody, and in his possession 24 postal orders were found. At his lodgings in Edmund- street, Camberwell, upwards of 2,000 letters were discovered in a box by Sergeant Butler. A clerk in the Confidential Enquiry Depart- ment, deposed to seeing the prisoner at the General Post office and questioning him as to his having presented an order at a local-office. He asked him where he got it from, and the prisoner replied I stole it from a letter. I went into the Inland Branch and took it. I don't know when that was." Questioned as to the £1 postal orders found on him when arrested, he said, I stole all of them letters from the Inland Depart- ment." A money-order was then produced by the witness, and prisoner said he stole it from a bundle of letters coming from Tun bridge Wells to London. Asked how many letters were in the bundle, he replied that there were three bundles, but he could not say how many letters were in them. In reply to a question as to how long he had been stealing letters he said— A little over twelve months, and you will find all the letters I have stolen at my last home."— On this evidence a remand was granted.
THE FASTING MAN AT THE AQUARIUM. Alarmed by the reports that Alexandre Jacques, who is attempting a fifty days' fast, was failing, a representative of the Pall Mall Gazette proceeded on Friday afternoon to the Aquarium to inquire. Jacques does not look by any means melancholy, and all the colour has not yet gone from his cheeks, but the skin tanned in the sunny fields of Ghent is no longer "like a nigger's." The faster, who speaks English well, told our representative that he was feeling well, but was losing weight a little quicker than he liked. At the moment Jacques was walking about by the entrance of the Aquarium so as to get some fresh air. He was quite steady on his legs, although troubled slightly with gout in the left foot. He sleeps well, and in the course of the day allows himself 15 or 16 cigarettes. In addition to drinking water Jacques takes each week a. quarter of an ounce of the herbal powder, the constituents of which are Dot divulged by him to any one. Before he broke his forty-two days' fast he carried Kennedy, the mesmerist, a man of some thirteen stone weight, round the Aquarium stages. Jaques can boast a better physique than the Italian, Succi, and was in better form when he started this per- formance than on the former occasion; so, altogether, he is hopeful of accomplishing his task. The curious may like to read yesterday afternoon's medical rer Weight. 1231b. 4oz.; loss during the past 24 hours, lloz. total loas, 191b. 4oz. Pulse, 84; respiration, 28; tempera- ture, 97.6; sleep, 6% water drunk during the 24 hours, 3i.b.
THE THREATENED FAMINE IN INDIA. The India Office, has received the following from the Viceroy, dated yesterday Agricul- tural prospects :-Recent reports show there is cause for anxiety in the eastern districts of Hyderabad and Ajmere. Parts of the Punjaub, Mysore, Bombay, the Deccan, and Carnatic are in.need of more rain. There is no improvement in Upper Burm&h and Madras. Elsewhere pros- pects are fair. Fine weather is generally wanted in the north-west provinces and Oudh. The general tendency of prices is stationary or rising."
NEW YORK PRICES. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] NEW YORK, Friday.—Money easy. Stocks opened at a fractional advance a partial reaction followed, but prices soon firmed up again, and closed strong at the highest prices of the day. Cotton on spot dull and unchanged; futures declined on "bears" raiding, and the market closed weak. Petroleum quiet but steady at pre. vious rates. Lard on the spot closed firm; futures were weak. Wheat dull and declining freely offered. Flower closed heavy, and 10c lower. Corn at the close was weaker, owing to bears rading market. Sugar market has been quiet. Coffee was irregular all day, and the final tone was dull. Tin 5c down closing tone steady. Iron dull and unaltered. Copper nominal. GOVERNMENT BONDS AND RAILWAY SHARES. Quotations Aug 28 Aug. 27 Call Money U.S. Gov. Bonds 3 p.c 2% p.c Ditto, other Securities 3 p.c 2Vg p.c Exchange on London, 60 days sight; 4.83 4.83y4 Ditto. Cable Transfers 4.85% 4.85% Ditto. Cable Transfers i 4.85% 4.85% Exchange Paris, 60 days' sight! 5.25 5.2i% Exchange on Berlin Days 94 945/» Four per Cent. U.S. funded Loanj 117% 117% Western Union Telegraph Shares 83% 82% Atchison, Topeka, & fc>. Me 29>/o 38% Do. Do. 4 p.c. Mor 81% 82 Do. Do. 5p.c. Income.. 5S% 58*4 &-Itimore & Oliio 31% 91% Canada Southern Share. 54% 53% Canadian Pacific &7 85% Central of New Jersey 118y4 116 Central Pacific Shares. 31. 31% Chesapeake & Ohio Common 22 21% Chicago, Burlington & Quincey.. 9^54 90% Chicago <fc North-Westem, Ord HO'/g 109% Chicago & N. Western Preferred. 1371;, 137 Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul 68% 67% Chicago & Bock Island 80% 79 Cleveld, Cin., Ch., & St. Ls. Ord. 6S% 66% Delaware <fc Hudson 131% 1<& elaware, Lackawana 139% Denver & Rio Grande Shares 16 15% Denver Preferred 45% 15 Illinois Central Shares £ 9% 98% Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 115% ll4% Louisville & Nashville Shares V5% 73% Michigan Central Shares 97% 95% Missouri, Kansas, and Texas 16% 15% Missouri Pacific 717/g 70% New York, Lake Erie, & Western 24% -23% Ditto, Second Mortgage Bonds 101 101 New YorkCentral<t Hudson River 104 103% New York, Ontario& Western, Ord 18% 17% Northern Pacific, Common 26% 25% Northern Pacific, Preferred. 70% 69% Norfolk & Western Preferred 531;, 51% Ohio and Mississippi Ord. Shares 22 21% Pennsylvania and Philadelphia 53% 52% Philadelphia and Reading Shares 33% 32% Philadelphia&Reading5 p.c.lst Inc 57% 55% Do. do. 4 p.c. Mor V9% 79 Union Pacific Shares 40l/4 38% Wabash, St Louis, & Pacific 12% 12% Wabash, St Louis, &c., Pref. Srs. 27% 26% COTTON AND PRODUCE MARKET. Cotton, day's receipts at U.Sts.por — — Cotton, day's rec'pts at Gulf Ports 6,000 5,000 Cotton, day's export to Gt Brit'n.. 3,000 2,00) Cotton, day's expt to Continent.. 1,000 Cotton futures, Sep delivery 8.5 8.20 Cotton futures, Nov delivery 8.37 8.50 Cotton,middling upland New York 8% 8% Cotton, middling New Orleans. 7t-i 7% Petroleum, cruda at New York 5.70 5.70 Petroleum, sta'dard white, N. York 6.56 6.56 Petroleum, st'd white,Philadelphia 6.45 6.45 Petroleum, Pipe Line Certs. Sep.. 63 63% Spirits of Turpentine 36% 36% Turpentine, Savannah 34% 34% Lard, Wilcox's Spot 6.95 6.92% Tallow, Prime City 4ti 4ti Sugar, fair refining Muscovados 3 3 Do 96 p.c, Centrifugal. 3ft 3/s Corn, New mixed, Western spot.. 76 7a1 Cornfutures.Sep. 701/, 71% Corn futures, Dec 65 67% Spring Wheat, No. 1, spot 114% 117 Wheat, red winter, on the spot 108% 111% Wheat, delivery Sep 107% 110% Wheat, delivery Nov 109% 112% Coffee, fair Rio 19 19 Coffee, good Rio 19% 19% Coffee, Rio, No. 7, Low Ord., Sep 15.55 15.60 Coffee ditto, Nov delivery 13.80 13.85 Flour, ex. State Shipping brands.. 1.41 -4.60 1 5,1-4.70 Iron, No. 1, Coltness 24.50 24.50 Tin. Australian 20.5 20.10 Silver Bullion 93 98% Copper, Sep 12.25b 12.20 Steel Rail 30 30 Freight Grain Liverpool steamers 3d 3%d Freight Grain steamers London 4d 4d Freight Cotton to Liverpool 5'/« 5% Wheat, Chicago, Sep delivery 99% 102 Corn, Chicago, Sep delivery 63%?J 65 (a) price asked, (b) nom. (c) ex div.
Mr Atherly-Jones, M.P., is at present staying at Lynmouth with Mr Newnes, M. P. Mr R. Chamberlain is on a visit to the same neighbour- hood.
THE PRIMROSE LEAGUE. MEETING AT BONVILSTONE. Yesterday afternoon and evening the members of the Upper Ely Habitation of the Primrose League held their annual fete in a field adjoining the residence of Mr Tudor Crawshay. The whole of the afternoon was devoted to sports and games, tea being afterwards served out in a marquee supplied by Mr Smart, of Cardiff. The Cowbridge Town Band was in attendance, to the strains of which dancing was indulged in. After tea an address was delivered by Sir Morgan Morgan, the candidate for the division. Mr Tudor Crawshay presided, and amongst those present were Mrs Tudor Crawshay, Mr and Mrs R. Forrest, Mr Pettifer (a delegate from the Grand Council of the Primrose League), Mrs Thompson (Hensol Castle), the Rev J., Mrs, and Miss Hughes, Llancarfan Rev J. Lewis, Bonvilstone Mr J. Bruce, St. Nicholas; Mrs Bruce; Mrs Traherne, Coed- ridglan; Captain Gifford, Welsh Regiment Colonel H. Tyler, St. Hilary and Mr W. Evans, St Nicholas.—The Chairman apologised for the absence of their Ruling Councillor, the Mackintosh of Mackintosh, and expressed his satisfaction at the increase of mem- bership recorded by the secretary of the Habitation during the past year.—The officers of the habitation were all re- elected en bloc with the exception of one or two who had resigned through ill-health, and the meeting recommended that the grand star of the second grade should be conferred upon their Ruling Counsellor, special class awards being also awarded to Mrs Thomp- son, Mrs Crawshay, Mrs Langley, Mrs Williams, Mr Denbury (St George's), and Mr Deverill. — Sir Morgan Morgan congratulated the Habita- tion on having between 500 and 600 members, and spoke of the splendid institutions, just laws, and liberty of this country, which he intimated would be greatly interfered with were their opponents in power. He referred to the spread of atheism, anarchism, and socialism, which he said the Conservatives were far more opposed to than fair-minded men, whether Radical or not. He also spoke of the marvellous fascination some people had for the opinions of one man Mr Gladstone, and went on to show that such a course meant ruin to the country., Had Mr Gladstone's Home Rule Bill been carried, he said Mr Parnell would now have been President of Ireland, and the Government of that country would have been placed in the hands of Parnellites who, dnring the Parnell Commission, were proved guilty of inciting the Irish people to crime, &c. He eulogised the legislative enactments of the present Government, particularly referring to the Mines Regulation Act, and, in conclusion, he suggested it would be a great advantage to this country if agricultural colleges could be established. (Applause.) A humorous adderess was afterwards delivered by Mr Pettifer, which was followed by a resolution of confidence in her Majesty's Government, and votes of thanks to the speakers and chairman.
DESPERATE COMBAT WITH A JAGUAR. A Demerara. correspondent describes a despe- rate fight between a man and a jaguar, which recently took place on the Demerara river. The hero of the combat, a black, named Lally Davidson, a farmer, was out with his dog, which roused a jaguar from its lair. The ferocious animal made tracks for the thick scrub, followed by Davidson and his dog. Being closely pressed the jaguar climbed a tree, where Davidson shot it, wounding it in the heart. This made the animal descend, and again he dived into the bush, pursued by Davidson. The beast concealed himself in some brambles, and as Davidson was again trying to take him the jaguar leaped upon him, knocking him bodily into a drain full of water. Davidson now engaged in a desperate struggle with the fierce brute, and seizing the jaguar, now some- what exhausted from loss of blood, he exerted all his strength, and managed to hold his head under water uhtil he was slowly suffocated. But before this thejaguar hadseverely wounded the courageous man his band was badly bitten, the scalp on the left side of his head was partly ripped off, and his left eye was gougad out. Suffering as ho was, Davidson slowly crawled home, and while he went in hospital sent his friends for the dead jaguar. The latter measured five feet eleven inches from head to tail. Davidson, on whose happy escape his friends warmly congratulated him, was slowly recovering when the last mail left Demerara.
MARSHAL MACMAHON ON WAR. Marshal MacMahonN^s reported recently to have said that he believed that hand-to-hand fighting would still take place in future warfare. The soldiers of the opposing armies will become tired of looking at each other through telescopes, and the long range and precision of the modern weapons will not prevent the melee, as it is well known that the soldier rarely take the trouble to aim. The Marshal expressed a high opinion of General Saussier, who would be French Com- mander-in-Chief in the event of war. The inter- view terminated with a slightly exaggerated tribute to the excellent qualities of the Russian soldiers, who, After being killed, must, says the Marshal, be kicked in order to prevent their getting up again. 7
THE LATE REV M. W. MOGGRIDGE. Considerable disappointment is expressed in the parish of Mynyddislwyn by the decision of the family to have the remains of the late lamented gentleman interred in Scotland. It was generally understood that the interment would take place ftt Courtybella, Blackwood, to- day (Saturday), and a number of wreaths had been ordered for the occasion by Abercarn admirers of the deceased, but last evening it transpired that the funeral had taken place at Dufftown, in Banffshire, that day.
SUICIDE OF A WORKHOUSE CHAPLAIN. At a meeting of Barton Regis Boord of Guardians, Bristol, yesterday, it was announced that the Rev M. A. O'Meara, workhouse chaplain since 1874, but recently in indifferent health and granted two months' leave of absence, had com- mitted suicide that morning by cutting his throat.
ADJUDICATIONS, &c. (FROM FRIDAY NIGHT'S "GAZETTE."] RECEIVING ORDERS. John Harris, Williams-street, Ystrad, Rhondda, Glamorganshire, ironmonger. James Howell, Tylacelyn, Penygra.ig, Glamorganshire, grocer. John Parry Jones, Oxford-street, Swansea, late inn- keeper. now out of business. Denis O'Sullivan, trading as Jose Foixl and Co.. Gwydr Villas, and also trading in the Strand, both Swansea lately trading at Leadenhall-street, Lon- don, warehouseman and commissIOIl agent, Eliza White, Egyptian House, Terrace-road, Aber- ystwyth, lapidary, and jeweller, widow. NOTICES OF DIVIDENDS. William James, of Ardwyn House, Nanthir, Garw Valley, Glamorganshire, formerly Pont Erwyd, near Aberystwyth, grocer, draper, and ironmonger. Supplementary dividend, 3s in the B, payable at the Official Receiver's, Cardiff. Henry Williams, deceased, late of the Belle Vue Inn, Mertliyr Tydfil, late innkeeper. Second and final dividend, 2 2.5d. in the £ (alss 103 2 2-5d- on new proofs), payable at 65, High-street, Merthyi Tydfil. FIRST MEETINGS AND DATES OF PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS. Alfred Edwards and Bright Pickslone, trading at Gloucester, Cheltenham, Sale, Cheshire, Dudley, Newport, Cardiff, Crewe, and elsewhere, as the Denmark Butter Company, or Danish Butter Com- pany, or as J. H. Edwards and Co. First meeting, Sept. 7th, at 2.30 p.m., at the Official Receiver's, Manchester. Public examination, Sept. 4th, at 2.15 p.m., at the Royal Hotel, Crewe. Daniel Jones, of Florence-street, Islington, London, formerly of Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, and prior to that, of the Hayes, Cardiff, draper. First meeting, September 9th, noon, 33, Cary-street, London- Public examination, October 14th, noon. 34, Lincolns Inn Fields. London. Daniel Thomas, Temple Buildings, Swansea, draper. First meeting, September 7th, noon, Bankruptcy Buildings, London. Public examination, October 30th, 11.30 a.m., Town-hall, SwanseI. Ephraim Williams, of South-road, Porthcawl, Glamorganshire, carpenter. First meeting, September 8th, 2.30 p.m., Official Receiver's, Cardiff. Public examination, October 2nd, noon, Town-hall, Cardiff. Lewis Edwards, of Black Mill, near Bridgend, Glamor- ganshire, miller. First meeting, September 8th, at noon, at the Official Receiver's, Cardiff. Public examination, October 2nd, at noon, at the Town- hall, Cardiff. Robert S. M. Prosser, lately of Park-terrace, Cardiff, and Keppock-street, Cardiff, and trading at New- street, Cardiff, clerk and traveller. First meeting, September 8th, at 11 a.m., at the Official Receiver's, Cardiff. Publm examination, October 2nd, at noon, at the Town-hall, Cardiff. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED, Hugh William AVaddle and Ronald Edward Bill, trading as the Waddle Fan and Engineering Com- pany, at Llanmore Works, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, manufacturers of colliery fans, engines and general colliery plant, and ironmongers. Ronald Edward Bill retires. John Edward James, trading as John James, at Mon- mouth, ironmongers. Frederick retires. ADJUDICATIONS. Eliza White, of Ice-road, Aberystwyth, lapedarv and jeweller; widow. James Howell, of Talacelyn, Penvgraig, Glamorgan- shire, grocer. John Parry Jones, 85, Oxford-street, Swansea, late innkeeper now out of business.
PERSONS SUFFERING FROM GOUT, RHEUMATISM, Rheumatic Gout, Rheumatic Fever, Lumbago, Sciatic?., or Neuralgia are strongly zoommeided to try Jones's Rheumaticuro." It is the Great South African Remedy for the above complaints, and in all cases cures. It is renowned as a specific in South Africa, where many thousands have been cured, some after many years' suffering. A depot has now been established for its sale in England. It is already sold in many places, but if your chemist does not keep it, he will obtain it from the wholesale agents, Sutton and Co., Chiswell-street, London. Prepared only by J. Janas, Cape Town. 1265
REV O. L. ROBERTS'S FAREWELL MEETING. CARDIFF WELSHMEN'S TRIBUTE TO WORTH. On Friday evening, at Minny-street Welsh Congregational Chapel, Cardiff, a farewell meet- ing was given to the pastor, the Rev O. L. Roberts. The Cardiff Cymmrodorion Society, of which Mr Roberts was a prominent member, and to which he had for a considerable time acted as secretary, were associated with the church in the proceedings. The chair was taken by Mr Tom Roberts, the senior deacon and secretary of the church, who was supported by Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P., Major Jones, the Revs Chas. Davies (Tabernacle), T. T. Jones (Salem), J. Miles (Plinius), Baptist ministers the Revs J. Morgan Jones (Pembroke- terrace), D. Davies (May-street), Dr Davies (Richmond-road), Calvanistic Methodists the Rev Father Hayde, Roman Catholic th e Revs J. R. Davies (Mount Stuart), T. C. Edwards, D.D. (Cynonvardd), J. A. Jenkins (Richmond- road), J. Morris (Star street), D. G. Rees (Whitchurch), J. Davies, (Taihirion), W. Williams (Penarth), C. T. Thomas (Groeswen), and Millward, Congregationahsts; Councillors E. Thomas (Cochfarf), Evan Owen, Noah Rees; Mr Edward Thomas (Idriswvn), Thomas Williams (Iiltydwyson), J. Martin Jones (National Provincial Bank), W. Rees (Fitzalan- place), T. Lovell, the officers of the church, and a number of others with whom Mr Roberts had been associated in public work. The Rev J. R. DAVIES (Mount Stuart) having opened the proceedings with prayer, The CHAIRMAN said that they all regretted the occasion which had called them to- gether. On bphalf of the Church he desired to express their deep sense of the loss they would experience in the departure from amongst them of Mr and Mrs Roberts. During the five years he had been among them as pastor Mr Roberts had endeared himself to ail with whom he came in contact, and had proved a faith- ful and zealous minister. During his short pastorate the membership roll had increased 50 per cent. a new and handsome chapel had been built, which would do credit to any church in the town. Dllring the same period a sum of over £1,600 had been contributed by the church, though it consisted solely of working men, towards various religious causes. This was on an average B550 a year. Referring to the part Mr Roberts had taken in public life, he alluded to the controversy which had taken place, some time since in the columns of the South Walts Daily JVfics, between Mr Roberts and Mr Whit- mell, Her Majesty's Inspector of Schools, with regard to the appointment of teachers under the Cardiff School Board. It would be re- membered that Mr Roberts then appeared as the champion of Welsh teachers. He now referred to the matter because Mr Whitmell had just written to Mr Roberts reminding him of the controversy. He (the chairman) was now per- mitted to read the letter, in which Mr Whitmell, after recapitulating the circumstances and ex- plaining the position he then took up, said :— lam sorry to hear that you are leaving Cardiff. as though I may not always have agreed in all respects with your methods for promoting the objects you have at heart, I have always sympathised with your motives, which I know to be disinterested and patriotic, and I have always believed that your one desire was to further, by all means in vour power, the moral, religious, and intellectual power of vour fellow countrymen. Wales mav well be progress of the Celtic fire which bums so brightly in the hearts of so many of her sons and daughters. Slay she fulfil her high and noble mission by becoming more and more an example of a nation whose desire i not for m!1tEri¡¡1 wealth, but for wisdom, knowledge, truth, and righteousness—a democracy whose freedom is not licence, but the glorious liberty of the children of God. I wish you heartily all success aud God-speed in your new sphere of honourable and useful labour.—Yours very faithfully, C. T. WHITMELL. Mr THOS. THOMAS, one of the deacons of the church, emphasised the chairman's remarks as to the regret felt by the church at losing Mr Roberts's services. Rev CHAS. DAvms (Tabernacle) paid a high tribute to Mr Roberts as one of the acknowledged champions of the Welsh party in the town, and as one who always possessed the courage of his convictions in every duty he was called upon to undertake. Mr JOHN MALIPHANT, one of the original founders of the church, in a few well-chosen sentences, presented Mr and Mrs Roberts, on behalf of the church and congregation, with a handsome black marble timepiece, bearing the following inscription on an inlet silver plate :— RHODD-GOFFA i'r Parch a Mrs O. L. Roberts ar eu hymadawiad o Eglwys Annibynol Minny-street ar ol pum mlynedd o wasanaeth ffyddlawn Yr Arglwydd fyddo gyda thi." Councillor THOMAS, as representing the Cymm- rodorion, next spoke, and pointed out that Mr Roberts had proved himself to be a man of broad sympathies and an ardent Welshman. He trusted that on his return to his native North he would do what he could to cement the bond of brother- hood and sympathy between North and South, and preach the Gospel of a united not a divided Wales. Councillor EVAN OWEN followed to the same effect. Mr T. LOVELL, secretary of the Cymmrodorion Society, read the address presented to Sir Roberts by that society. The address, which was handsomely illuminated, bore on the top a scroll with the mottoes— Cas gwr na charo'r wlad a'i maco, Heb gymeriad heb nerth heb nerth lieb ddylanwad, the monograms of Mr and Mrs Roberts occupying the right and left centres respectively of the border, which is sur. mounted by the arms of Cardiff, while at the bottom are well-executed drawings of the Univer- sity College (of which Mr Roberts is a governor), Cardiff Castle, and Penarth. Major JONKS (president of the Cymmrodorion Sooiety) testified to the valuable services Mr Roberts had rendered the Welsh move- ment in all its aspects in the town. If there was a man in Cardiff free from the taint of denominational bigotry or prejudice, it was Mr Roberts. If the movement in favour of increased educational facilities for Wales was to succeed, it was to be by means of the help of such men as Mr Roberts, who gave his country no eye service, but served it in singleness of heart, and with a devotion which won for him the esteem and respect of all. He left Cardiff with an un- blemished reputation as a devoted pastor, a patriotic Cymro, and a good citizen, bearing with him the good wishes of all, and the affection of the Cymmrodorion Society. Rev O. L. ROBERTS, who evidently spoke with difficulty, acknowledged the kind gifts and kinder words of his church and his friends, and wished he were worthy of them. He could honestly say that no minister in South Wales could possibly have spent a happier five years than he had done during his pastorate in Minny-street, and to sever the connection was a greater wrench to his feelings than they could perhaps imagine. Referring to the part he had taken in the town on behalf of Welsh movements, he felt that his connection with these had broadened his sympathies, awakened the purer feelings of his nature, and made him forget and forego for ever the sectarian prejudices to which he, like others, had once been subject. As to what he had said or done with reference to the appointment of Welsh teachers to situations in the town, he had nothing to regret If the same occasion should ever again arise he would do exactly what he had alreadv done. He accepted Mr Whitmell's letter as the outstretched hand of a generous opponent, who had, like himself, fought the battle without the introduction of any personal bitterness. Mr ALFRED THOMAS, M.P., said that Mr Roberts had taught him by precept and example many valuable lessons, and had done as much as any man to lift the battle of Welsh Nationality to a high and pure level. He (the speaker) was a better man and a better Welshman for his con- nection with Mr Roberts, and he bade him God speed in his new sphere of labour. The Revs J. Morris (Star-street), J. Davies (Taihirion), J. Morgan Jones, T. T. Jones, T. Cynonvardd Edwards, Father Hayde, and others spoke, the proceedings being prolonged to a late hour, Mr Rees, Whitchurch, terminating the meeting with prayer. The new sphere of labour on which Mr Roberts enters is one of the largest and most important in North Wales, the church having an unbroken record of nearly two centuries, during which time its pulpit has been filled by some of the most eminent ministers of the denomina- tion. Mr Roberts, who is only 28 years of age, is himself regarded as one of the ornaments of the Welsh pulpit, and may well aspire to the highest position in his denomination.
SWANSEA TRUANT SCHOOL. Mr Henry Rogers, one of H.M. Inspectors of Schools, who has just completed his official inspection of this school, reports:—"I have visited the Truant School, and am pleased to find all going on steadily and quietly. There are 40 boys in the school. I find them all looking healthy, and thriving. They appeared to be in excellent order and under perfect control; all seemed to be happy and well disposed. The discipline is well maintained, without any un- necessary harshness or severity-utfences and punishments have been of a light character. The general appearance and manner was satisfactory and encouraging. The health gener- ally has been well maintained. I examined the school classes. They have done well. There has been good work in the year, and the boys gain ground in every respect. There were very few failures. The boys showed much earnestness and strove to do well. The teacher has worked dili- gently and successfully. I went over the hou<e and premises and found all in good order. The paths round the north and west of the building need a little repair, the wet hangs about. I pee no signs of the proposed enlargement of the building. I presume this will be carried out next year. I find the school in good hands and carry- ing out its object faithfully."
FATAL REVOLVER ACCIDENT. A boy named Dodds, 14 years of age, was found lying dead in his mother's house at East Gateshead yesterday, with a revolver beside him. While playing with the weapon he shot himself.
FUNERAL OF ONE OF THE VICTIMS. Yesterday afternoon the funeral of Isaac Powell, who lost his life by the explosion on Tuesday, took place at St. Martin's Church. Caerphilly, and was attended b.. a large concourse of people. A short preliminary service was con- ducted at the house by the Rev Mr Dunmar, Wesleyan minister, Cardiff. Deceased was con- nected with the Wesleyan cause at Caerphilly, and was for many years chapel steward. As the mournful cortege wended its way towards the church, headed by the Revs Mr Dunman, D. Richards, Bethel, and H. P. James, Methodist minister, Caerphilly, the choir sang most feelingly the beautiful hymn, "J esu, lover of my soul." At the church the Psalms were read by the Rev T. Jenkins, the rector, and the lesson by the Rev John Harris, B. A., curate. Mr Harris officiated at the grave, and the choir sang, Rock of Ages."
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