HORNCASTLE VACANCY. PROGRESS OF THE CAMPAIGN. EXPERIENCES IN SNOW DRIFTS. ELECTIONEERING UNDER DIFFICULTIES. KRTORRAND DISESTABLISH- MENT. LORD WILLOUGHBY AND THE TRADE." ADOPTED BY THE PUBLICANS. [PBESS ASSOCIATION TKLEGRAM.] SPILSBT, FRIDAY. This forenoon I called the Liberal candidate's tttention to a statement made by Mr CarVell Williams to the Bress Association's Lobby repre- sentative at the House of Commons, viz. :That 4ame of the friends of the Liberation Society in the district state that they did not become fully tware of Mr Torr's opinion on the quest on of Disestablishment until two or three months ago, tnd it was still later before they were brought to realise how their Free Church principles might possibly be compromised if they voted in his favour." Mr Torr's reply was an emphatic contradiction. He continued, "The only person who called upon me with reference to the question was, as I informed you after my Spilsby meeting, a gentleman who caught me at Alford Station, whose name was unknown to me, and who, I was afterwards told, had come from Hull. I have 1een no other. When I was asked to stand fur Horncastle I said I would do so only on condition that my views on the Church question were made known to the electors, and that every lommitcae who adopted me must do so on the full understanding that I held those views so strongly that by Ao possibility could I change them. A Setter written to the Liberal assent by me was laid before the committee at the time, and with full knowledge of the contents of that letter I was chosen to fight the division. One of the strongest Disestablishment electors then took the chair for me, last night, tnd the Congregational minister at Alford is acting as one cf my agents. Another Libera- ti&nist in the district has signed my nomination papers. The only questions 1 have been asked have been put to me by two clergymen (who have obviously nothing to do with the Liberation 'Society), and by a gentleman at Skegness, who belongs to no church." "Do you think," asked the correspondent, that there is dissatisfaction in the constituency Itself with your views on Disestablishment f There is not the slightest dissatisfaction in the Iivision. It is SIMPLY OUTSIDE AGITATION by people who have nothing whatever to do with my opinions. I refused this division two years ago, and was very nearly refusing it now. When Mr Josse died I broke with Grimsby on the Church question. I have discovered no feeling on the subject in Horncastle, and I go further and say that a Disestablishment man would have no chance in this division. I may lose 20 votes, but if I went in for Diaeetabliabmenll I should lose hundreds. The Church party would go against sae, and they are not now opposing me. Many of the ciergv are my friends. The statement that tome people in the constituency did not know my view* is absolutely false." Have you heard any rumour as to a Libera. Aionist candidate being brought into the division Jeopposa you?" If N C\ ,t laughingly replied Mr Torr, I hope They wiil brinor him. He can do me no barm. If )hey placarded the constituency to-morrow they oenki not influence ten votes." THE CANDIDATES AND THE LIQUOR TRADE. The representative of the licensed victuallers' rtates that Mr Torr has pledged himself in writing te support the Local Veto Bill, which denies to anyone interested in any license one single ferthing of compensation. Lord Willoughby says tftat the Veto Bill is inconsistent with fair play, and that be would vote against it. He urged the trade to support Lord Willoaghby. We have adopted Lord Willoughby as the trade can. didate, and are prepared to do everything im oat power to se=r.e, bas return. PERILOUS ADVENTURES. News came in to-day of some perilous adven- tures on Thursday night. In some of the more renote parts of the division snow-drifts were so deep that several canvassers were rescued by being dug oat. Mr J. Marshall, of the Ripon Division, who is in the village lecturing and exhibiting lantern slides, underwent a similar experience, an* one of the Liberal sub-agents, through stress of weather, got to Horncastle in a very sorry hi after several hours' exposure. JOURNALISTS AWKWARDLY FIXED. To-day another party of journalists set out from Spilsby by sleigh, their departure being wit. nessed by a small crowd of wondenng townsmen. The audible predictions af the fate that awaited the expedition were not encouraging, but they were fully justified by the event. When near Bdlingbroke the sleigh was arrested in its onward course by a snowdrift, which no vehicle could have penetrated, and the Pressmen were rescued from their inglorious position by a small band of labourers. Mr Chaplin. ex-Minister of Agriculture, ad. dressed a meeting at Wainfleet last night in sup- port of Lord Willoughby.
BEAUTY MAKING. PROSECUTION BY THE PHARMACEU- TICAL SOCIETY. Yesterday, «t Dublin pol ice-court, -before Mr Swift, Q.C.—Madame Ruppertfwho carries on business in cosmetics and ladies' toilette requi- sites In Ulndon and Dublin, was summoned by the Pharmaceutical Society for selling a skin tonic which contained poison, to wit, corrosive sublimate, she not being duly licensed for the sale of poison. Professor Tichborne was examined and gave evidenoo that the skin tonic contained a deadly poison. The evidence being concluded, Mr Campbell, Q.C.. who appeared for the defendant, said that after a previous prosecution and conviction Madame Ruppert ceased to we any bottle of ,be old compound, and that what she sold recently was believed inoenlus and harmless. The Dublin agent was under the impression that the bottle sold in this ease was one of the new bottles which were harm. less. If a mistake were made by the agent. Madame Ruppert should not be held responsible, because the mistake was not bem-IF).i worship reserved judgment.
HEALTH OF THE PRINCESS OF WALES, Tlie statements (says the London correspondent of the Manchester Guardian) made in reference to tie health of the Princess of Watee are exaggerated. Certainly the Princess is not in the best of health, but that she is not in any serious sense ill is evidenced hy her recent rpid recovery from an attack of influenza and her projected new trip abroad. It is true that the Princess has not been able to entertain as much as had been antici- pated, bat this has been due to medical advice aad to the susceptibility of the Princess to certain woects of excitement.
DISPUTED BEQUEST OF RACE- i HORSES. General Kodolitsch, the well-known Austrian sportsman, who died recently at San Remo, left a will in which he bequeathed his valuable stud, comprising 52 horses, estimated to be worth at least £ 30.000, to his nephews. The widowdisputed this will, saying that the General bought the horses with her money, and cannot bequeath them to anyone but herself. Now, the rseing le laws forbid anyone to race other horses than his own. and if it is proved that the horses raced by the late General belonged to his wife, all the prises they ever gamed must be repaid, the amount being about £ 15,000. It will be very difficult for the lawyers to. decide who is right ia this case if the widow and the nephews resort to, < lawsuit and cannot come to an amicable arrange. (Dent.
DISTRAINING IN DEAN FOREST. ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP A HOUE. At the petty sessions at Littledean yesterday— before Sir Thomas Crawley Boevey (in the chair) andMrT. Bra n--Win. 11-iiry Stieriner, farmer, of Hutins Farm, Bullo, near Blalcnney, and John Jainns Ryder, a labourer, of Kilesnest. Awre, were charged by Thomas Clarke with throwing gunpowder into a dwelling-house, with intent to damage it, on the 21st Dec. Mr Jackson def-njed.-It appeared that under a process issued from the county court at Newnham, Aaron Knight, the bailiff, and Thomas Clarke went into possession on the day narnfd, Shernier owing rent to the amount of over 1.660. At 11 o'clock that night, when the prisoners and a man named Payne, and Clarke were in the kitchen together, Ryder put a quantity of gunpowder on the fire, and Sliermer, taking up a half-a-pound canister which was half filled, threw it on the fire, with the result, according to Clarke, that the fire was blown out of the grate and burnt his face. The tin was blown to atmm, and great alarm was created. Shermer called for some more powder to blow up the house. Witness was satisfied the aim was to get him out of the house. He denied that he was drunk. For the defence it was contended that Clarke was dead drunk, and that there was no explosion at all; that a little powder was thrown on the fire, and that the can was empty when it was thrown on.-The court retired to consider the case, and on returning, the Chairman said prisoners had acted very foolishly, but the cAss would be dismissed.
CARDIFF TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE. COURSE OF LECTURES. Under the auspioes of the Cardiff Technical Instruction Committee, Mr R. W. Atkinson, B.Sc,, delivered in the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, Cardiff. last night, the first of a series of ten weekly lectures on the chemistry of bread-making. The lecturer stated that his object was not to teach the trade in any way, but to show the elementary chemical principles involved in the processes ana method^ followed by bakers. He explained in a simple and interesting manner the chemical properties of common salt and water, and the chemical action of heat upon these in the process of baking. Other branches of the subject will be dealt with in future lectures.
RECEIVING ORDERS. [FROM FRIDAY IQJGHVS "LONDOX GAZETTE." BANKRUPTCY ACTS, 1883 & 1890. Charles Gunn, Commercial street, Newport, Mon- mouthshire, tailor. William Thomas Parry, Fountain-street, Ferndale, Glamorganshire, colliery weigher. Freilk. George Channon, Swansea, butcher.- George Johnson Taylor, Union-row, Handsworth, lately Brooks' Bar, Manchester, Key-hit!, formerly Tenby-street, both of Birmingham, electro-plate manufacturer. Frank Merritt, Newcastle-under-Lyne, milkseller and pig dealer. Robert Woodcock, Silverdale, Staffs., formerly eom- mission agent, now out of business. Joseph Kimberley Smethwick. boot dealer. John Henry Mould, Smetliwick, farmer and cattle dealer. John Martin, Monkwood Farm, Hanbury, Worcester- shire, farmer. George Frederick Appleyard, of Cluntergate, Horbury, Yorkshire, waggon repairer. John Spikins, Spalding, sugar boiler. — Underhill, Latimer-street, Birmingham, lately Victoria-road, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, gvocei'a manager. George Heap, of Morris Green Line, Middle Hutton, near Bolton, fruit and potato merchant. William Sykes, Roundhill-terrace, Castleford, York- shire, buildeJ- and monumental mason. Henry Spackman, of Hinton, Blewett, Somersetshire, licensed victualler. Sydney Ernest Carvel], Leicester, trimmer, milliner, and coal agent. Francis Henry Mee, trading as Frank Mee, Lough. borough, joiner and builder. John Wilson, of Waterside, Ludlow, haulier. Matilda Bishop, Union-road, Macclesfield, confectioner. Hennr bummers Nichols, Wareham, Dorsetshire, eas and water fitter. John Williams Higson, Lime-street, Preston, now St. Aune s-on-the-Sea, solicitor. Henry Cramp, Chlngford, Essex, lately batcher, now out of business. Edward Overton Wright, Great Grimsby, butcher's ag.-istant, late beerhouse-keeper. George Lamb, Balmoral-terrace, Aniaby-road. Hull, surgeon. Charles Cherry. Minoln-street, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, retire,] lientenant-Fpnemi in her Majesty's service. Joseph Wimpenny, Dunsley, near Holmflrth, York- shire, miller. Thomas Anderson, Norfolk-street and Blackfriars- road, Lvnn, innkeeper and fish salesman. John Doubleday, Wisbech, butcher. Henry Alfred Lee, North Brink, Wisbech, baker. William Stone, Castle-street, Hull, tobacconist. John William Morison, Walthamstow, Essex, timber merchant. Gsren Roberts, Marine-road and Marine-terrace, Bar- month, Merionethshire, widow. William Hucklebridjre, Somersetshire, beer retailer. Edwin Samuel Morley Octavius Biggs, High-street and Bishops ton, Bristol, fruiterer and florist. Joseph Edward Maynard, Stoker-croft and King- square-avenue, Bristol, ironmonger. Francis Gardner Boden, Moira, Leicestershire, licensed victualler. George John Brassington, Thurvaston Marsh, Derby- shire, farmer and cattle dealer. A. C. H: Comyn, trading as Charles Hill and Co., late Xeyton, Essex, now Nicholl-square, Hackney-road, London, pianoforte dealer and agent. Ivor Rosze, Mai da Vale, Middlesex, laoe ageht, P^rgej^wman, Puddlag-lane, Billingsgate, London, G=e awmm, Pudding-lane, Billingsgate, London,
THE LOCKED-OUT STEEL- WORKERS AT PONTYMISTER. TO THE EDITOR. SiE,—Under the heading of "Pontymister Dispute," your repotter in yesterday's issue stated what he wa9 told by Mr Maskrey. This to the manager of Pontymister Works was a convenient way to convey to the public misstatements to the injury of the men. I challenge Mr Maskrey to make the same statements on his own responsi- bility and above his own name. He has said that they had not lost a single ingot in waste material, that several hundred tons of steel had been manufadtafrd, and that of the best quality." This is capftbfo of proof. Mr Maskrey cannot supply it. He also said that the starting of the bar mill would mean that Abertillery, Nahtyglo, and Waterloo would restart. These have not been mainly deptmdent upon Pontycdister for their steel, but the object of Mr Maskrey in making these statements is plain-it is au attempt to use the privations of tinplaters aa a weapun against the steelworkers. But this is not all. Mr Maskrey has made an artful attempt to break the line of the Pontymister steelworkers. He says "If the strikers appealed personally. for work On the masters' terms, and if the Scotch- men were willing to work with them, he would recommend Mr Phillipa to take the old hands back." If Mr Maskrey thinks that the old hands cannot read the meaning of this he is much mistaken. Steel will be not produced profitably by blackleg Scotchmen, and it is clear that they are used not so much with that object as to force the old hands to accept the masters' unfair terms. Mr Maskrey speaks of the men as Btrikers, yet he knows that they are not striker?, but they have been locked out from their own employment because they would not resume work after the colliers' strike stoppage except at rates of wages they could not accept without becoming the objects of scorn and derisioo. The wage rates at Pontymister were based upon those paid in the West. No changes of importance has taken place except where improved machinery has been adopted, and Mr Maskrey has been told over and over again that if he give his men the iarne machinery they would work at the sàIne price*. One of, if not the only works at whigli the maehinery is on all fours witn Pontymister, is Millbrook, Land ore, and the Pontymister men are and have been prepared to accept the present prevailing prices at Millbrook 8teeiworks. The men have rightly withstood an attempt in some instances to reduce these rates by 50 per cent., and, notwithstanding that for the whole time I they have been locked out, they have conducted themselves in a most exemplary manner. The throwing of a clinker by a stranger has been used to introduce the military into the district, not to protect the blacklegs, but to intimidate the locked-out men, and now again Mr Maskrey suggests a course Deprocedure that will surely fill the publio mind With indig- nation, because the steelworkera refuse to betray their fellow-Workmen, and in tbe interest of their trade they fight a battle which, if Mr Phillipsoould have his way, would again be waged in every steelworks where tin bars ara made; foe no other reason Mr Maskrey threatens to make these men homeless. It is said that Mr Phillips ia negotiating to buy the cottages in which the steelworkers live to place them at the use of the imported Scotchmen. Surely, if anything will arouse the publio eonscience to the beartlessness with whioh the Pontymister men are treated this will. The Rev. Father Williams has been in converse with the men, and even this in yester- day's interview was construed to indicate that the men were disheartened. This is far from the truth. The men and the men's leaders have been prepared to adopt any honourable means to remove the lock-out from the beginnmg up to tho present time. They have nothing to lose, but all to gain, by referring their case to an impartial tribunal, and this Captain Phillips knows, and must be taken as his reason for refusing every suggestion at cob- ciliation.—I am, See., JOHN HOPKIN JOHN. Swansea, Jan. 5th, 1894.
A CORRECTION. TO TIZE EDITOU. V SIR,-Allow. me to correct a statement made in to-day's Daily News respecting the rate of wages paid at one of the Llanelly steelworks. The rate stated should be less 5 per cent. instead of 25, the latter figure being inadvertently given.-I am, A. J. MASKREY.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A LLANELLY HOTEL KEEPER. At the Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions, yesterday, Mr J. Aurelius, proprietor of th8 Station Hotel, Llanelly, was charged with inde-, oent!y assaulting Miss Frances Jones, the manageress of that hostelry. A total denial having been given to the charge at the petty- sessions, the complainant brought the oase to the higher court. Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Mr W. Howell, Llanelly), prose- cuted; and Mr Abel Thomas, Q.C., M.P., and Mr Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr D. R. Williams, Llanelly) defended. The fcrand jury found a true bill for a common assault only. The defendant then surrendered to his bail and pleaded "Not guilty."—Frances Jonee stated that shortly before 11 o'clock on the night of the 18th November defendant aeked her to get him some gruel. She obtained it for him, and took it to the kitchen. He sent all the domestics to bed, and, on meeting him in the hall, she alluded to the order relative to the servants as an unusual occurrence. The gas in the kitchen at this time had been put out by Miss Agnes Davies, the barmaid, a candle only being left there. Complainant, on making her way to her bedroom, was called by defendant, who said, Miss Jones, I wish to speak to you." Complainant descended, and he said he wanted to speak to her about a ham that he intended taking to his private honso at Ponarth. His wife was from home at the time. Complainant went to the kitchen to get the ham, when he said, Wait, wait I want you to go to my private bOlle at Peuarth to see the palms I have there." He subsequently directed his attention to the bam, took hold of both her bands, and said, "I AM GOINQ TO HAVE A KISJ fROM YOU." Complainant objected to this attention and diverted his thoughts to the ham. He, however, dragged her to the litone steps that led to the kitchen, and she screamed. He drew her to the floor by lhain force, and leant her back against the steps. He stopped her screaming by putting his handkerchief in her mouth. (Complainant here broke down and wept copiously.) She said she was not well at the time, and his treatment nearly smothered 'her. The barmaid, on hearing the shouts bf "Murder!" came running down in her night- dress. Defendant disarranged her apparel and took something from her by main force. The light in the kitchen had been blown out by defeudant, and so complainant told Miss Davies to get a light. Follow- ing her to the large room he said, For God's sake, forgive me. Don't go away." tihe somehow got to her room, and there, being fairly exhausted, alio fainted away: Before this ha followed her into the smoke-room, whither she had gone to recover herself, and she said to him, IP IOCOOHE NKAB ME I'LL SHOOT YOu." He went to her and said, If you dou't forgive me. it will be the ruin of you. I'll not let you go until you do forgive me." When in her own room Miss Davies took complainant some water. On the following night (Sunday) Miss Davies fomented the complainant's back with hot water. She kept to her bed till the afternoon. On Monday morning ahe spoke to the defendant about the assault. He had wired for Mrs Aurelius. Complainant, who was paoking up to Jo away, told Mrs Au reikis what had happened. )efendant, on seeing complainant afterwards, said, Why the -— did yon tell my wife ? I would never have forsaken you." On asking for payment for her services aa manageress—a settling up, in tact-he said, I will not pay you UNLBØS roc Krss THIS BOOS that you will say no more about thedirty matter." On making an offer to find her another appoint- ment, either at the Grand or Alexandra, Cardiff, she said she desired to have no more to do with him, all she wished togo home.—In cross-examina- tion by Mr Abel Thpmas, complainant said she had been manageress at a considerable number of hotels, but she would not say that she had had experience as a woman of the world. She neither sent the cook, the waiting-maid, nor the boots to bed. If the cook had said complainant was not screaming tbe cook had told a falsehood. If she, however, had been in her bedroom she could not have heard screaming or struggling. Complainant would be 33 years of age in May. She said that defendant accomplished his purpose as far as he could, but WAS interrupted by the barmaid. When asking for a sinrmons it was one for indecent assault. She said she did not swear before the magistrates that he had had connection with her.—His Lordship, reading the depositions takeh before the magistrates, said she had stated, "He had connection with me. I had always been a virtuous* woman up to that time." —Mr Abel Thomas One is tempted to ask you if this is all a dream.—Complainant said that the learned counsel would not have thought so if he felt the pain in his back Nt she did after she had been knocked down. She did not remember whether she had stated before the magistrates that he had had connection with her. Com- plainant was disgusted, she said, by the questions that were being put to her, and SUE SOBBED ALoUD, and was told by the noble chairman to confine her remarks to the learned counsel's questions. She declared that she Wt>» a respectable woman, and it fffie^ed ber to tbinls-tbat efaa .was -oblige^? to go there to clear her character.—Cross-ex- ammation continued, she said.she had never been accosted by a man before in Tier life. She was passionately angry with him She did not pay any kind attention to him when ho was suffering from A cold on the particular Sunday. She was not turned out on the Tuesday.—Re-examined The reason she did not leave the hotel on the Mon- day was because defendant would not settle np." He did, however, settle with her on Tues- day.—Re-croas-exnmined She admitted that at the police-court Mr and Mrs Aurelius denied what complainant had said, and the justices dis- missed Complainant's summons.—Re-examined That summons was for indecent assault. It was the solicitor with whom aha had conferred who took out the summons, After the adjournment for luncheon, a juryman was missing, and consequently tbe court was kept waiting until the missing man was found. Ten minutes after the resumption of tho sitting the missing man was brought forward and severely reprimanded, but the power to inflict a fine was not exercised.—Agnes Davies, of New Dock, said she was burmaid at the Station Hotel, and was ordered to bed by defendant on the night in question. When there she heard scuffling down- stairs, and so she went downstairs, In her night- drt>ss, to see what Waa the1 matter. She Was told by complainant that she had been assaulted. On getting to witness's room com- plainant was so exhausted that she fainted. On the Tuesday night defendant wanted complainant to kiss the Bible. She declared she would not do no there, but she would kias it in another place.- Croaa-exautine) Although the complainant fainted, she never thought of calling one of the maids to her.—Re-examined; She left the Station Hotel a week after the complainant thought fit to leave.—Mr Lloyd Morgan said that was all the evidence he desired to call for the prosecu- tion.—Mr Abel Thomas was aggrieved because no medical testimony was producedt—Mr Lloyd Mor- gan said he had no wish to keep anything back, Heiinly wished to shorten the case. He would, however, ctlDr. Sydney J. Roderick, who took the Scotch oath, and stated that he had tex&tmoed tho complainant. He found slight Øiatb Upon her.— Cross-examined, witness said it was aboiit lS days after the occurrence when he, at her request, examined complainant.—Mi- Abel Thomas did not know tvhether he bad any case to answer.—The Chairman (addressing the jury)". If you think there is no case I shall have nothing to say.—A juryman (Mr Owen Jones, Llanelly): We should like to retire for a few tnin1.1tes.-The Clerk (Mr T, Jones, Llandovery): That cannot be allowed you must consider what has to be considered here.— After a brief consulta- tion, the jury found the defendant "Not guilt/—The defendant was then discharged.
CARDIFF AND THE "BETTER- MENT" PRINCIPLE. The Corporations of Cardiff and Manchester, nays the London Morning, have taken aleaf out of the book of the London Collnty Council, and have both inserted "betterment clauses in their Private Improvement Bills. Even if they get com- mittees of the Commons to pass them, Lord Morley, ab chairman of committees in the Upper House, will be obliged to tell them to withdraw the clauses, after the resolution passed last year against betterment by their lordships,
MERCILESS MAGISTERIAL SENTENCES. The Northamptonshire magistrates recently have been giving very heavy sentences to first offenders, one of their recent Sentences being a month's imprisonment to an old shepherd for taking coal of thu value of 6d, jvhile he had a large family starving. On Wednesday Lord Euston, presiding at the Towcester Police-court, sentenced a man to one mohth's imprisonment for taking a Cake, the value of 3d, which was ex- posed Outside a shop in the village of Blisworth. This heavy sentence has created great indigna- tion in the town and county.
"AHT Doctor will tell you" there is no better Cough Medicine than Heatings Lozenges. One gives relief; if you suffer from cough try them but once; they will cure, and they will not injure your health they ■contain only the purest and simplest drugs, skiflully combined. Sold everywhere in 131hd NKW SHORr STORY EVERY WEEK.- On Satur- day next will be-published in the Gard/iff-Times and South Wales Weekly Xews a new short ttory (complete) entitled, IIi- this World Q»e.<Jau Nerer TÑIt" by F, «. Philtafc
SWANSEA BOROUGH. THE RECORDER ON DIMINUTION OF CRIME. ,r The Swansea Epiphany Quarter Sessions were! held on Friday before Mr W. Bowen Rowlands, Q.O., M.P., the recorder. The grand jury, of which Mr George SymonS Was appointed fore- man, having been sworn, the Recorder delivered his charge, in which, he said, there were two casea to be presented, and, therefore, be could not reo frain from offering his sincere congratulations to the district on the smallness of the calendar—a state of things happily not confined to Swansea, but noticeable in such important centres as Birkenhead, Chester, the East Riding of Yorkshire, and of the county of Cardigan, with which he had a special connection. It was not, be hoped, speak- ing too Banguinely of the view of the situation to trnst that this was not a mere temporary or accidental diminution, but that it was an indica- tion of a permanent improvement. If that were so, perhaps it might not be altogether impertinent to see what were some of tho causes, so far as human conviction was concerned, which produced such a benWioent state of affaira; and he thought he should have the common assent if he selected somo of those active forces which did produce so desirable a result. In the first place, there was the MOWS GENERAL BECOGNITION OF TBMPfBANCB PRINCIPLES in the next place, the more merciful and humane administration in general of the criminal law; and lastly, but by no means least, the more goneral diffusion of the advantages of education amongst the people In the question of education their own country of Wales was especially interested, and manifested a keen sensitiveness of its progress and importance, and they might con- gratulate themselves upon such legislation as that of the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, and trust that any delay in its application—by reason of appeals to the Privy Council or otherwlsa- might be of short duration. He learnt, also, with miioh pleasure, that the County Council of Swansea was itself PRESSING PQBWABD THE QUESTION OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION, that branch of general education of great import- ance everywhere, but nowhere so great as in large industrial centres like Swansea. Perhaps they might be taking too sanguine a view in consider- ing that the present absence of crime was a per- manent one, but at any rate they might congratu- late themselves on it so far as it went, and might fairly be permitted to hope and believe that forccs such as thosu he had indicated and other benevolent agencies, which wculd readily suggest themselves to the grand jury, if not ytt produc- tive of as much good as many had expected, would be fraught with blessing to the couuty in the least distant future. TRIAL OF CASES. CHARGE OF WOUNDING. Margaret Regan (on bail) was charged with wounding Elizabeth Rogers, a widow, of Plas- marl, on the 22nd ult.—Mr Glaecodine prosecuted. —It was stated that there was some jealousy between the parties, and prisoner was alleged to have entered prosecutrix's house in search of her husband, to have met prosecutrix, and struck her down with a poker.—Prisoner, who denied the offence, was acquitted. BBJtAKINO AND HNTKSING BY BOrs. Two bo8, named William Sweeney (16) and Edward Evans (16), described as labourers, were charged with breaking into Mr Gupp's shop in High-street, and stealins a number of articles. The evidence against Evans was that one of the stolen articles was fouud in his possession, while Sweeney was seen wearing a coat that had been stolen. Sweeney was sent to gaol for a fortnight, and Evans was discharged. This was aU the business.
CARMARTHENSHIRE. Tbe Epiphany quarter sessions for the above county were held in the Shirehal], Carmarthen, on Friday, before Viscount Emlyn, chairman Mr Arthur Lewis, recorder of Carmarthen, vice- chairman Mr Lewis Morris, Penbryn Mr James Buckley, Bryncaerau; Mr C. W. Jones, Carmarthen; Mr D. Evans, Llan. gennech; Mr E. M. Dui, Upland; Mr Gwilytn Evans, Pencastell Mr Thomas Parkin- son, Castell PIyn; Mr Dudley Williams-Drum- mond, Portiscliffe. THE OHABGK. His Lordship, addressing the grand jury, said there were two oases to be brought before their notice. That in whioh a man was charged with maliciously wounding a woman was extremely simple, but the other case was not so easy, and would occupy much time and thought before it could be dspolled of. His lordship referred to a charge of indecent assault by a Llanelly hotel proprietor. It appeared that the woman who made the charge had been employed as a manageress of defendant's business. At tho time the offence was said to have been com- mitted there were several female servants and a man servant in the house. According to the statement of the complainant, the master of the house told the servants to go to bed, and they apptat to b**e gradually gone off< It wffe stated ;by complainant that the defendant, then get her to go Uito the.kitchen with him, and tbea be com- mitted a very aggravated assault upon her. There was one remark which his lordship felt bound to make. She had stated that the defen- dant took hold of her in the kitchen, and oon- trary to her will and during a struggle he over- powered and had criminaily assaulted her. If that was true, then it was most surprising that defendant had not been charged with rape. One of the maids had saiu that while within a short distance of the kitohen—in a bedroom adjoming tbe place where the scuffle was supposed to have taken place—ahe heard no scuffle, although she was awake. Two other servants were also close at hand. The complainant's story seemed difficult to believe all at once, and it was very hard to form an opinion before hearing witnesses and noticing their demeanour during the narration of their stories. The jury had to be satisfied that the indecent assault took place against her wish. Really the whole ques- tion seemed to turn upon whether complainant's story was true or not. TRIAL OF PRISONERS* WOUNDING AT LLANKGWAD. Wm. Johnson (61), tin-plate woiker, was sen- tenced to three months hard labour for mali- ciously wounding a gipsy named Catherine Lovell, on the ult., in the parish of Llanegwad. On being removed from the dock the prisoner, addressing the chairman, said, I want the bill- hook (with which he struck tho blow) for my missus." Mr Milner Jones (instructed by Mr H. G. Phillips, Llandilo) appeared for the Crown. AN APPEAL. Charles Miehaet, farmer, Penderry, Llandebie, appealed against an affiliation order of 3-3 6d a wueh: made on the 2nd ult. at Carmarthen Sessions, the respondent being Sarah Hughes, of Gorlas, Llanarthney. Mr S. T. Evans, M.P. (instructed by Mr T. G. Williams, Llandilo), appeared for the appellant, and Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Mr H. Brunei White, Carmarthen), was for the respon- dent. It was alleged that the respondent went into appellant's service in September, 1891. There was no other female servant on the furm. During Christmastide of that year, the appellant went to the cowhouse, caught hold of the girl, and kissed her. She told huu to leave her alone, when he said, I won't do you any harm." On the following day, he carried her from the kitchen to the parlour, threw her down, and had illicit intercourse with her. Nobody was then at home. He told her not to tell any body about it, and if anything happened he would Snarry her. Illicit intercourse frequently took place after that in the loft, •table, cowhouse, and barn. Witnesses bad detected him in a field near a wood, 11l the cowhouse, and in tin barn.—The appellant, a farmer, aged 67, gave a total denial to the charges, and swore that when the girl was in his service he had seen the respondent d mother, and told her that her daughter was cnccintc. —Mr S. T. Evans "said that no man would have done that if he had been guilty of any illicit intercourse.— In cross-examination appellant said that every. thing the respondent had stated was untrue.— The judgment of the court below was confirmed, with costs. This oonoluded the business of the sessions.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INQUIRY AT PEMBROKE. A RATEPAYER'S COMPLAINTS. A Local Government Board inquiry was held at the Town-hall, Pembroke, yesterday—before Colonel Haster, C.E.—to inquire into a com- plaint by Mr Cartwright Reed, of Pembroke Dock, that the corporation was not carrying out certain sections of the Public Health Act, par- tictilarly those relating to sewerage aud drainage, and the cleansingjof streets, etc., and be asked that the council be compelled to carry these out. The mayor (Dr. Wall), the town clerk (Mr W. O. Hiilm), Aldermen George, Jones, Sketch, and Morison, Councillors Allen, Simon, Williams, Rees, Silcox, Bowling, and Harris represented the cor- poration and Mr R. D. Gilbertson, solicitor, represented the' Lords of tho Admiralty.— A long string of complaints based on reports as much as 16 years old were submitted by Mr Reed, and the corporation officials demonstrated to the t satisfaction of the inspector that all. tbose had been attended to, and nuisanoss therein referred to abated years ago. Mr Reed argued that the council were not carrying out carrying sea. 42 of the Public Health Act as it should be carried out. It should be done by th., corporation free of cost. —Col. Haster: If they do it free of cost you would be satisfied ?—Mr Reed rephed that he would.-The Mayor, on behalf of the council, stated that the corporation were oarry. lDJ out the 42ud section in the fairest and most common-sense manner.— Tbe inquiry lasted 2% hours, and waa concluded after the mayor had entered a formal protest agaiiist the work of the council being hampered by inquiries held at the instance of one or two persous, who really bad no stake in the borough, being Government officials at the dockyard, who had not been long in the district, and who might leave it again.—fhe inspector then closed the inquiry. inquiry. •
A JNOVBL CARGO I-The Hilda has just strived in Liverpool, after a rather prolonged voyage, from Montserrat. W.I. Her entire cargo con- sists of nearly 60,000 gallons of Litne Juice. The demand for tlm weil-ktlown beverage is so great that this vessel is entirely engaged in this trade. THK LASS THAI? LOVRO A MWKB." — A brilliant new serial story Under this title is wo* a rng ill tit- Wale« Wtefcfy mows
f THE CARDIFF COLLEGE. V THE NEW MEDICAL SCHOOL. ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE j STUDENTS. 1 The £ ritrish Mcdieal Journal states that Sir Richard Quain, president of the General Medical Council, has accepted an invitation to inaugurate formally the new medical school of the University College of South NVales and Monmouthshire at Cardiff on February 14th. We understand that notification of Sir Riohard Quain's acceptance of the invitation of the council of the University College was received during the vacation, and has, therefore, not yet come formally before the medical school committee. The school ts fast approaching completion. It is accommodated in an entirely new storey, which has been added to the college building and an inspection of the premises shows that the available space has been unlised to tho uttermost square inch. Even the staircase leading into the school has been put outside the main building- of course, under cover-in order to save space. Under the genial guidance of Prof. Hughes, the professor of anatomy, a representative of this journal went over the school yesterday, and was surprised at the marked progress which had been made in so brief a period. The physiological laboratory and the dissecting room, each in its own wing, are really tine well-lighted apart- meuts, which will be fitted with all necessary apparatus, Then, there are the lecture theatres, that for demonstrations in the anatomical section being on the amphitheatre plan, for obvious reasons. The physiological lecture theatre is provided with a lautorn soreen, for lan- tern demonstrations j and out of this leads an apartment for the housing of instruments. Then there is a museum, whose walls are hidden with specimen-cases. In the school also are private rooms for the professors, lavatories, &c. Viewed as a whole, it is remark- able that so many lofty and spacious rooms have been got into the spaca at the command of the college authorities. The school has been con- structed frotn the designs of Mr Robinson, architect, who received valuable hints from Pro- feewr Raycraft, professor in, physiology, and Professor Hughes, professor in anatomy. With the appointment, shortly to be made, of a pro- fessor of niateria-medica, the staff of the school may be considered adequate for all the purposes of the institution for some time to come. SIB RICHARD (JCAIK. Sir Richard Quain, the eminent physician, who is to open the (Jardifi Medical School on the 14th prox., was born at Mallow, on the Blackwater, Oct. 30th, 1816 and educated at the Diocesau School of Cloyne. He began bis professional life as an articled pupil to a apothecary in Limerick, and at the ae of 20 went tQ London, and entered in January, 1837, the medical faculty of University College. Distinguishing himselt in the various classes, he was appointed house surgeon to University College Hospital, and subsequently, for a period of five years, he held the office of house physician to that institution. In 1843 he was elected a Fellow of University College. He took the degree of M.B. at the University of London in 1840, gaining the scholarship and gold medal in physiology, as well as honours in surgery and midwifery; and in 1842 he graduated M.D., being the only candidate of the year who obtained honours in medicine, receiving the gold medal and a certificate of special proficiency. In 1846 he became a member of the Royal College of I-liiysiciaus of London; in 1851 was elected a Fellow, and has since filled the offices of senior censor and member of council; Lumeleian lecturer (in 1872) On the Diseases of the Muscular Walls of the Heart;" and Harveian orator in 1885, the subject being "The Healing Art and its Historic and Prophetic Aspects." He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1871; is a Fellow and has been vice-president of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical and Medical Societies of London. One of the founders of the Pathological Society, he has filled its presidential chair, as well as that of the Harveian Society. He is a Fellow of the Statistical, Zoological, and a mem- ber of the Chnical and other learned sbcieties. He was appointed a Crown representative by the Queen in Council of the General Medical Council in 1863, he has sinoe been re-appointed five times, and is now, as we have previously indicated, president of the General Medical Uouncil. As j chairman of the Phitrmacoparic Committee he has had much responsibility in the preparation and publication of the last two editions of "The British Pharmacopoeia." Sir Richard Quain attended Lord Beaconsfield in his last illness. His most valuable contribution to medical litera- ture is "The Dictionary of Medicine" (1882), which he edited, and for which he wrote some valuable articles.
THREE SMACKS LOST IN A WEEK. MWo. A Ramsgate correspondent saya the smack Em- press arrived there yesterday with the crew of tihfe Bonnie Kate on board. These two sir.acks collided at seafon Thursday, and although the Empress was only slightly damaged the Bonnie Kate rapidly fillt-d and sank, her crew otfive being picked up bv the Empress and landed yesterday afternoon. Ibis make3 the third smack lost during the present week. -r-
NEW YORK PRICEa [HRUTIERS TELEGRAMS. J NEW YORK, Friday.—Money easy. Sterling Exchange steady. Stocks-operators for decline had advantage to-day, and yesterday's buyers were disposed to halt and watch the movement of events. This meant renewal of activity by the markets. Recent sellers and tihpir sales assumed he largest proportions in Missouri, Pacifies, and Louisville the market generally was dull. C tton, after improving, declined, on liquidat- ing. but closed steady; spot quiet and unchanged. Cotton oil continues quiet—prime new crude, 29c. yellow, 34c, Petroleum remains inaetive. Lard opened steady, but closed barely steady to sympathy with. the grain markets; cash easier. Wheat finished weak and lower. Flow opened firm, but closed dull. Sugar dull, at former values. Corn finished barely steady spot easier. Coffee has been generally firm all day, and closed steady spot quiet. Tin closed easier at 10 points depreciation. Iron dull. Copper easy. Jan 5. Jan 4. Call Msney U.S. Gov. 3oqds x p.« 1 p„o Ditto, other Securities. 1 p c 1 p Exchange «n London, 60 days sight 4.81% '4.83% Ditto, Cable Transfers.. 4.8 4 86V* fix,change Paris, 60 days' sight 5.20% 5.20 Exchange on Berlin. Days £ 5 93 Four per Cent. U.S. Funded Loan 11S«4 Western Union Telegraph Shares i4V<. 84% Atchison Topeka, & S. Fe 11-4 11% Do. Do, 4 p.e. Mor '68% Dc. Do. 5p.c. Income.. Baltimore & Ohio 67% Canada Southern Shares Canadian Pacific Central of New Jersey. i- v, Central Pacific Shares 13/a 13% Chesapeake & Ohio Common" J'74 l&V Chicago, Burlington Qutacey.. 75% Chicago A North-Western, Ord 99% 99 Chicaec & N. Western Preferred. K*7 1,57 Chicage, Milwaukee, and St. Paul 56% 5^3; Chicago & Rock Island M iii&; Cleveld, Cin., Ch., ct; rft. Ls. Otd. 24% 35 Delaware Hudson 1S;% -1"34 > Delaware Lackawana 164"1f Denver & Kio Giande Shares 914 gu Denver Preferred Ji Illinois CoutrRI Stiarep SO so Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 121 120 Louisville & Nashville Shares 41% 441;. Michigan Central Shares 951-, Missouri, Kansas, and Texas 13 131,' MissouHPacific liv. gt New York, Lake Erie, & Wfwterii 13% 1314 Ditto, Second Mortgage Bonds 74^ 75 New YoikCentralA Hudson River 97' t 97.4 New York. Ontario & Western, Ord 15% lsy. Northern Pacific Common 454 Northern Pacific, Preferred 17 \ii. Norfolk & Western Preferred 19'4 20 Ohio and Mississippi Ord. Shares 16 16 Pennsylvania and Philadelphia 48 4$»/4 Philadelphia and Reading Shares 19V# 19^ PhiludelubiaA Reading 5 p.c.Ist, 111( M Z4 Do. do 4 p.c. Mor 70 ?0 Union Pacific Shares 18 181/4 Wabash, St Louis, & Pacific 6 65; Wabash St Louis &c. Pref. Stø 13l 14% COTTOJI AND PRODUCE UlkniCRT Cotton, day's receipts at TJ.St8.por 23.000 8;990 Cotton, day's rec'pts at Gulf Ports 11,009 15,300 Cotton, day's export to Gt £ rit,n.. £ 7, >30 le.000 Cotton, day's expt to Continent.. 3.<m0 19.000 Cotton future Feb delivery 7.80 7.83 Cotton futures, Apr Del ery. 7.97 8.06 Cotton .middling upland New Yorli 8^ Cotton, middling New Ofle.ina. 7 £ 7A Petroleum, crude at New Y > k 5.t0 .1.6u Petroleum, sta'dard whi f,e. N.Y,,tk 8.13 5.15 Petroleum, st'dwhite, Philadelphia 6.W$.19 Pot,i-oleum, Pipe Line Carts Jran 79 80 Soitlta ox Turpentine 23 Va 29% Lard «.» Tallow, Prime City 5% fcjfr Sugar, fair refining Muscovados Z3/, 2% Do 96:p.c, Centrifugal. 2% Carn, New mixed. Western spot.. 43 *S% orn futures, Feb 42% Corn Xntnree Mar Sjk Spring Wheat, No. 1, spot. 72'/s Wheat, red winter, on the spot Wheat,delivery Feb £ 3 08^4 Wheat, delivery Mar 7> /(/j Cotfee, Rio No.?.. 1*% Coffee, Kio, No. 7, Low Ord Feb Jf'oc- Coffee ditto Apr delivery* n in i Flour, ex State Shipping br, uds.. E.33 Iron,No. l.Coltnoss £ 1.50 Tin, Australian *%• £ > Cepper, July 1^25 10.35 Steel Bails Jf S# Freight Grain Liverpool steamers 3d Freight Qi-ainsceainersli >Jioon 3d Freight Cotton Lire „*n"s S'SZnds Silver Bullion Wheat, Chicago, May delivery. 66% Corn, Chicago Feh Del • • • 35% 36 Turpentine, S, 24
tfHiS CENSUS OF I8Wh. The general report on the oensfis of 1891, with summary tablea and appendices, ws.s issued last niglit. It states that the actually eta itine- rated population amounted to 37,732,922; and this figure is within 200,000 of the number calou. lated on the basis of the returns of births and deaths in the United Kingdom and of emigration nnd iminigration since the previous census in 1881. This result shows, tbe report claims, thab, both returns and census enumeration must possess a very bigli dHgree of accuracy. Whilst the population .was 8/2 per cent. above the num- ber recorded in 1881, this rate of growth was "1 lower than in either oftlie preceding deeannia.
Nltw SHORT STOIW Erattf WXRt.-On Satur- day next will be publish in tbe Cardif Timet and Smith Wales Weekly Neui* a new abort story (cetnp'<et#l, Entitled, IU this World CWe «&n NeWr Tefl/* by P: Q. Phiiiui j
CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESa BALL AT MERTHYR. The children a fancy dress-ball, which annually follows the hospital ball, was held on Fridav ,,Might, at tbelMerthyr Drill-hall. The spectacle wSj as j" u,sua"y l183. been, a very pretty one. Wednesday s decorations remained unaltered, and the same band (Hulley's) again played the dance music. The supper was partaken of in the lesser hall, and the refreshment buffet in the dance room was presided over by Mrs Wilde, f he attendance included a fair proportion of big children. The following is a hst, arranged alphabetically, of those present:— Mr and^Mrg D. Abraham, Merthyr Miss Cissie Abraham (Maid Marian), Mr Griffith Abraham (Lawn Tennis). Mrs Beddoe, Court land-terrace Miss Lilian Beddoe (Gleaner), Mr D. M. Beddoe, Mr Ernest Biddle, Court- land.terrace; Miss Edith Biddle, Mr 11..d Mrs Fred. Bradford, Swansea Miss Ehie Bradford (Mother hhipton), Mr F. L. Beddoe, Courtiaud-terrace Miss SfjjP (Soubrette), Mrs C. Biddle, 'Miss Nervva Biddle (Puritan Maid), Mis- Klla Biddle (Favorita), Miss Cora Biddle (Gipsy Queen), Miss Beor, Panty- Mr J. Bernasconi (officer of French Hussars); Mr Bland, Haverlordest; Miss Bertram (a JSewn- haraite); Mis A. F. Bland, Cardiff. Miss Cook, Cefti, Merthyr Mrs Cocker, Courtland- terrace, Miss Cocker (Seutuzza, Cavalleria Husiicana), Miss Klsie Cocker (Gintarillo); Master Bernard Col- man (Etonian); Miss Mabel Clements, Miss Lily Clements Col. and Mrs Cressweli, Dr. F. Skiffiugson Cresawell, Mis* Cress well, Mr J. Cameron, 3, Windsor. place. Cardiff; Mr F. Callaghan. Cardiff; Mr A. Callaghan, Cardiff Mr C. Callaghan, Cardiff. T. ,s? Davies, Court land-terrace (girlgi-aduate); Auss Ida Davies (tambourine girl); Mi>s Katie Dun- staii (violet); Mr Â. J. Davies (lieutenant's mess uniform Royal Welsh Regiment) Mrs Annie Davies (Zitella) Mr T. W. Davies (colonel, Dragoon Guaids) Master W illie Davies (jockey) Misse* Davies, Cardiff Miss David, Ely (my great grandmother) Master Jack Davies (li.toman) Mr J. S. Dixon; Mr T. Davis Bryntirion. Mr A. J. Evans, Courtland-terrace (undergraduate), Miss Sissy Evans, Pontypridd (Italian) Mrs Evans, Courtland-terrace, and Miss Evans Misa Evans, Iscoed Miss Nancy Evan, (Dresden shepherdess) Mr J. Evans, Hwyncelin Miss Amy Evans, Miss May Evans, Master W. Evans (Eton boy), Mr and Mrs W. V. Edwards, Miss Winnie Edwards, Cardiff; Miss Leila Edwards, Cardiff; Mrs Christmas Evans, Pen. rheol House Mr Evan Evans, Master Noel Evans, Miss Mary Evans, 63, Thomas-street (chocolate ere m) Miss S. Francis Evans (Britonne peasant), Master S. F. Evans (cricketer), Master C. Stuart Evans (Mark Anthony), Mr Alfred Edmonds. Mrs Frost, Miss Marjorie Frost (Daisy), Miss Ursula Frost (Forget-me-not), Miss Dorothy Frost (skirt dancer). Mr Ji. J. Fryer (Earl of Leicester), Miss Edith Fraucis (Tina), Miss Fowler, Blaenavon. Mr and Mrs E. R. Gay, Whitchurch; Mr Ivor George, The Deri, Whitchurch (Tennis) Miss George George (Rusticana), Miss Maud George (Summer), Mr W. Griffiths, Pencaeniawr Miss Mabel Griffiths. Miss Daisy Griffiths, Mr D. C. Gunu, Mm Annie Gunn. Mr R. Gunson, Mr W. Griffiths, solicitor Mr H. Gilmore, Merthyr Mrs Dr. Griffiths, Newport, Mon. Mrs J. Griffiths (Chrysanthemum), Miss L. Griffiths (Rostos), MrJ. T. Harrap (Orlando), Miss Mary Harrap, Mils Florence Harrap, Mr A. Hansard, Mr H. A. Hansard, Swansea (Midshipman) Miss Edith Harpur, Cefn Mr and Mrs Edmund Hambly, Wheatbrook House Miss Hambly (Ice Maiden), Master Percy Noel Hambly (tennis(. Master Richard T. Hambly and Miss Katie Hambly (Babes in the Wood) Miss J. Harvey, Cefn (hospital nurse), Miss Gertrude Harvey (Dorothy Vernon), Miss Rose Harvey (Rosalind), Mr A. E. Harris Mrs Kirkhouse, Cylarthfa Mr C. B. Kirk. house (cricketer) Mr W. B. Harris, Mr D. C. Harris, Miss Ilowell, Abercanaid House Mr R. C. Harrison, Dowlais Miss Harrison (Erin) Miss Nellie Harrison Miss Florrie Hurman, Cardiff (the White Witch of Llanishen); Mr M. C. Harrison, The Lawn, Rhymney Mias C. Harrison, Mr W. F. Harvey, Mr D. L. Harris. Mrs Gwilytn James, Miss James, Miss Dora James, Master Herbert James, Master Christopher James, Mr J. Jackson, Rhymney (a Romany) Miss Carrie Jones, Taffeclian Vicarage Miss Clara Jenkins, Tydfil House; Miss Florence Jones. Cefn j Miss Olive Jones, Cefn Miss Norah Jones, Cefn Violet Jones (Sicilian Peasant); Miss MinnH Jo&sA Union-street (the very worst girl in school); Mrs C. oruwell Jones, Dr. H. Jones, Dowliis Misw Barbara Jenkins, Pantscallog Miss Gladys Jenkins, Blaenavon (Gipsy); Mr F. T. and Mrs James. Penydarren House: Miss A. James, Oowbndge Miss Constance James, Cowbridge Mr T. R. Jonef, Mrs Tom Jones, 15, Union-terrace (hospital nurse); Miss Amie Jones (snowball). Miss May Jones (school girl), Miss Jenkins, Pantscallog Miss Jackson, Rhymney (Spring); Miss Rupert James. Mrs Lewis, Castle-street; Miss Lilian Lewis, Miss Ethel Lewis (ivy), Miss Bertha Lewis (ivy), Miss F. Lewis, Miss G. Lewis, Abercaoaid Miss E. Lewis General Hospital (nurse); Miss Maud Lewis, Bethesda- street (reaper); Colonel Lewis, High Constable, Miss Lewis. Mrs Martin. Dowlais Mr Foster Martin (3rd V.B. Welsh Regment); Master Graeme Martin Miss Gertie M'lntosh (Marguerite)? Miss Muriel, Mrs H. Michael, Miss Michael (Queen of Diamonds) Mr B. Michael, Mr W. 1\,1:. Macdonakl (chef) Miss Maud Morgan, Miss Mabel Morgan. Miss L. M. Morgan, Merthyr (Royal Navy); Mr J. Osborne Morris (capt., Army Pay Department) Mrs Marshall, Primrose Hill; Miss Edith Marshall (gipsy); Miss Morgan, Trecynon, Aberdare Mr J. Llewellyn Morgan, Bryn Tatf, Llandaif Mr E. H. Musgrove." Miss Muriel Price, Llandaff Master Clifford W. Pearce, Cefn (Eton); Master Tom Leighton Pearce (Eton); Parry. Caorieon Miss Bertha Parry (chrysanthemum Miss Annie M. Price (Phyllis); Master Arthur Parry (Etonian) Miss Maud Parry; Miss Millie Powe1!, Dowlais (Marguerite); Mr A. W. Pike, Cardiff; Mr T. W. Pearson, Llandaff Captain Probert, 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment; Captain Phillips, Leicester. MIss Maude Rogers, Cefn Miss Ada Rogers, Cefn (Fairy Queen) Miss Florn Rogers, Cefn (Highland tasNe): MiM Sophie Richards (Royal Navy); Miss Winnie Rees, Peuarth (Japanese lady) Mr and Mrs Thomas Rees, Ynysygored, and Master Noel Rees (Jack Tar): Dr. Kees, Cyfarthfa; Mrs Richards, Willows, Whitchurch Miss Maggie Richards, Mr C. T. Richards. Mrs Newbery. London Mr T. F. North, CardiS. Miss SMYTH, Miss (Nellie Smyth, Miss Smith, Roef Jerry Master W. Soathey (Spanish courtier), Miss Soutbey (Spanish gipsy), Miss Katie isiauwel, GardifE Miss Nellie Samnel (sailor's lass), Master Harry Samuel; Mrs Sarvis, Castle Hotel; Miss J. S. Shepton. Penartb. Miss Laura L. Thomas. 143, High.street; Mr Bdr Thom;is, Mr Howell Thomas, Mr Louis Thomas, Neath Miss May Thomas (Colleen Bawn), Miss Gladys Thomas (luncheon for one); Mr Gwilym Thomas, Merthyr; Mr and Mrs D. TtU. Mr W. H. Trntnp, Rbymney; Mr "Fred I. Trump, Rhymney; Mr Tom Thomas, Swansea Mrs Sam i hotnas, Merthyr; Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., and Miss Daisy Thomas (snow), Mr Harry Thorns, 143, High-street (Jack Tar); Mr bot E. Thomas (officer 10th Hussars). Miss Vaughan, Miss Katie Vaughan. Garthnewydd (Tina), Tydfil Vaughan (Scow Bails). Dr. and Mrs Webster, Miss Webster, Miss Maud Webster, Miss Gwladys Webster, Mr Vivian Webster, Master Ted Ward, Master lirne-t Ward, Miss Mary Williams, 41, Union-terrace (Canada); Miss Beatrice Williams (Little Miss Muffatt), Miss Mary Williams (symphony in pink), Mr T. C. Wakeling, Mr S. G. Williams, Pengam, Cardiff Miss Williams, Mr W. Eddie Williams, Miss Williams (Circassian slavey), Miss Kittie Williams (Spani-h dancing irl). Miss Maud Williams (music), Mr "Woston, Cefn Miss Kathleen Wostou (Red Riding Hood), Miss White (Duchess of Devonshire), Miss Alice Walter, Clifton (Dresden China); Mr and Mrs F. C. Williams, Miss Williams, Netherwood, Llandaff; Miss M. Williams, Llandaff; Miss A. Williams, Llandaff; Mr Keates Wilson, Lloyds Bank (uniform 1st V.B.W.) I and Mr H. Wooton, Cefn. As a result of Wednesday's ball, Mr R. R. Davia, the hon. secretary, was enabled to bank f
u" ————w KILLED IN A PIUZE-EIGHT. A telegram from Dfes Moines states that an ex* tensively-advertised prize fight took place 0( Wednesday night between William Scott and J lilt; laft. They were local boxers of some repute, and the audience was a large one. At first Tab seemed to have all the best of the fight, when suddenly, while attempting to avoid a blow aimed at him by his antagonist, be stumbled and fell heavily upon the platform and" died immedi- ately, doctors subsequently certifymg that deatb resulted from concussion of the brain. The affaii created a profound sensation, and the governor will be petitioned to put an end to all prize light* in the State. i
EIGHT HOURS'QUESTION. ? THE GOVERNMENT'S NEW • DEPARTURE. The Central News learns that the adoption of the eight hours' day in Government factories wili take effect at once, and altogether between 13,000 and 20,000 men at Woolwich, Enfield, Ac., will benefit by it. It is understood, howeter, that the change is not expeoted to lead to an augmentation of the number of employees, though a number 61 men, known as matie" who have earned theii pension, will be tetired and their places taken bj outsiders. Mr John Burns told a Central Newt reporter yesterday evening he regarded thin concession as a conspicuous victory for labour.
SURELY ONE OF THE TRIBES. OVER 3,000 RELATIVES. A curions lawsuit has just terminated ai Brussels. A year ago a widow named Moe-Ens died intestate, leaving a fortune of six and a half tnilliou fancs. A dispute at once began her relatives, and a lawsuit to settle the various claims was instituted. At the trial it was proved that no fewer than 3,500 persons were related td the testatrix. Judgment has been pronounced ill their favuur; that is to say, in favour of relative; even 12 degrees removed.
DISORDEULY MUNICIPALITY COUNCILLORS THROW INKSTAND!? AT ONE ANOTHER. MADBID, Friday.—-The inauguration of the new municipality at Malaga was marked by dis- orderly proceedings. The elections bad beet characterised by extreme bitterness, and when the newly-returned members met together for the first time, altercations arose whisk ended in scenes of great violence. The councillors threw inkstands at one another's heads, and the sitting was adjourned hurriedly. The new mem- bersof the municipal council.of Madrid are also very disorderly, and scenes are of frequent occur- rence.—Beuter.
ITALY'S ROYAL MILLIONAIRE A strange rumour is circulated by the Milan Secolo regarding the private fortune of the King at Italy. It is stated that his Majesty has sent to the 1 rouse of Rothschild, in London, 100,000,000 lire ( £ 4,000,000). The greater portion of this sum, according to the Secolo, was saved out of tbe Civil List at the rate of 10.000,000 lire per annum. The Secolo, however, has uo love for Italian royalties, and has always been bitterly opposed to the Triple A lliance.
The Lord Chaneallof has appointed Mr Howflj Walters, Cynlais House, on the commission of the peace for the county of Brecon. Mr Walters has taken a leading part in all publio matters in the district for the last 30 years, and his elevation to the bench wili give satisfaction to tbe publio generally. In politics he is a consistent Liberal, .A Parliamentary Return gives the number of Yeomanry Cavalry enrolled in Great BriMif as 10,400, of whom 9,011 were oreseut at training last yean.
DANGEKS OF THE FROST. ALARM OF FIRE AT A BANK. Much alarm was caused in Worcester yesterday by the report that Lloyd's Bank was on fire. Fire engines aud poliee attended, and a large crowd gathered in front of the building. Owing to the frost a large kitchen boiler had burst, blowing out the windows and completely wrecking the kitchen The woodwork caught fire,but was speedily extin- guished. Fortunately, no one was in the kitchen at the tune.
THE OPINION OF SVKBY ENGLISHMAN is that liberty of speech and action is the birthright of every free man. Britons never shall be slaves is one of the most popular of our national songs, and, as a matter of fact, it is impossible for slavery to exist under the protecting shadow of the British flag. In tbc same manner, men cannot remain bound by- the tyrannical shackles of disease, if they will pla e themselves under the healing influence of Hollowa>'s Pills-and Ointment. Their success in all parts of tide werid is now a familiar story, and it is only necessary to say 5*ere, there is no known disorder that cannot be speedily cured or relieved by them. j 1lA..8BIa. Mertliyr, is noted aU aver Wales for Oil Portraits and Photography. MU
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FRIDAY. The Deputy-Speaker took the chair at five minutes past three. Only 11 questions appeared on the notice paper. REMAINS OF THE GREAT PLAGUE. The HOKE SXCBKTABT, replying to Mr Lowther for Sir J. Fergusson, said it seemed probable that in the time of the Great Plague many bodies were interred in places other than burial grounds, and without Christian burial. lIe doubted whether any local authority bad any responsibility for the recent excavation of human remains in White- chapel, but he presumed those who bad tindet- taken the excavation ought to see that the bones were decently disinterred, and had so informed the medical officer of health. THE NAVY. Mr CAYZER asked the Secretary to the Ad- miralty whether, having regard to the prospec- tive increase in the ^avy, the Admiralty were taking steps to get efficient men of all grades to man the vessels. Sir TT. KAT SHCTTLKWORTH said he did not think the House would be disappointed on that subject when the Navy estimates were brought before them. AN EIGHT HOURS DAY. Mr JOHN BURNS asked the Secretary of State for War whether the experimental eight hours day introduced into the cartridge factory at Woolwich Arsenal had been so suewesful as to warrant its extension to all departments under his control, and if so when would such change be introduced. Mr CAAiPBKLL-BANNKRMAN said he had care- fully considered the question of reducing the hours of labour in the ordnance factories, and the result of his enquiries had been to satisfy himseif aud his colleagues that the conditions and circum- stances of these factefhes were such as to admit of reduction of the working hours to 48 a Week, or an average of eight hours a day, with advan- tage both to the publio service and the meu employed. (Hear, hear.) He would direct that the change should be brought into operation as soon as the necessary arrangements had been mrvde. Mr Joitic BURNS asked whether any reduc- tion of wages would follow. Mr CAMPBELL BANNERMAN had no expectation there would be any necessity to irake any reduc- tion of wage. He trusted to receive the loyal support of the workmen in effecting this change. SHIPS' PROVISIONS. Mr MCNDBLLA, in reply to Mr John Burns, stated that during the months from June to December last the provisions on 1,015 long voyage ships were examined by the food inspectors, and in 391 cases the stores were rejected. The Act was working smoothly and well, with the con. currence of the shipowners. THE BRITISH NAVAL FORCE AT RTO. Sir ELLIS A SHMBAD BAKTLETT asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in view of the comparative weakness of the British naval squadron at Rio de Janeiro, and of the import- ance of British interests there involved, her Majesty's Government would direct the com. mander-in-chief of the British North American squadron to proceed to Rio. Sir U. KAT SHUTTLEWOKTH said the number of British ships of war at Rio was four, which was a greater number than the naval forces of any other country at this moment. This number was sufficisnt for the protection of British shipping. There was no intention of taking the step sug- gested at present
PARISH COUNCILS BILL. The House then went into committee on the Parish Councils Bill, and entered upon the con- sideration of the postponed clauses. On Clause 62, First Elections of Guardians and District Councils," Mr FOWLER stated that it was proposed to continue in office all existing local authorities until after the first elections under the Bill, so as to avoid the expense of a double election in the year. He also proposed that the appointed day for bringing the Aot into force should be, following the example of the Act of 1885, the 8th of November, and that the elections should take place in November or December. The Govern. ment would ask Parliament to pass a short Act accelerating the registrations and providing for the appointment of any additional revising bar- risters that might be necessary. (Hear, hear.) Any attempt to have the elections on the present register would be unsatisfactory and indefensible, (Hear, hear.) Sir CHARLES DILKiJ expressed his satisfaction with the proposed arrangement. Mr FOWLBB, in reiily to Mr Walter Long, said that all existing authori- ties would remain in office until the new elections had taken place, so that there would be no new elections until the Act came into force, when the new authorities came into office. They would remain until the follow. ing April. Twelve months' arrangements would be made, to enable the revision to be completed early in October. Mr BALFOUB was aware that the proper time for criticising the new proposals would be when they were formally submitted but he took that opportunity of expressing his opinion that the Government were right in desiring to hasten the time for bringing the new constitution into operation. At the same time, he cotlfd not can- oe". from himself that there might be inconveni- ence in the new councillors remaining in office for seventeen months. If exceptional priviliges were to be given to any of their bodies, it should not be at the time of the first elections, when extravagant views might be enter- tained with regard to their duties. He hoped the Government would pause before taking any steplby which the timo for coming into operation of the Parliamentary registers m:ght be affected and he also pointed out that the officers and assistant overseers would have a great additional burden thrown upon them, and would probably have to receive extra pay. He hoped the Government would throw the cost of expediting the registration upon the Imperial exchequer and not upon the localities—(hear, hear)—as it would be a great injustice to make the localities pay for that which was due to the action of the Government. (Hear, hear.) The CHANCKLLOB of the EXCHEQUBP. said it always had been the intention of the Government that the charge should be defrayed as in 1885, out of the Exchequer. (Hear, hear.) He did not contemplate that there would be any considerable additional work thrown upon the overseers, or that there would be any difficulty in having the lista prepared in time. Mr STOBEY thanked the President of the Local Government Board for having consented to modify his view in regard to this clause, and con- sidered that the Government had done well to arrange for tha elections at the earliest possible time. Mr JAMBS LOWTHEB did not see what was gained by altering the ordinary procedure, by which the new registers would come into operation on the 1st of January. Mr H. HOBHOUSE and Commander BETHELL doubted whether the time allowed for the printing of the registers would be sufficient in country district-. Mr J. STuART hoped the Government would persist in having the elections at the earliest possible date in November. Sir J. GOBST questioned whether having the elections a few weeks earlier was worth the cost. On the motion of Mr FOWLER sub-section-i 23 and 8 were struck out. and with some other amendments for giving effect to the statement of the Government, the clause was added to the Bill. Clause 64, existing officers," was agreed to. On Clause 66, appointed day," Mr FOWLBB proposed to insert at the beginning of the clause three new sub-sections, the first and most important of which provided that the first elec- tion under this Act shall be held on the 8th day of November next after the passing of this Act, or such later date in the year 1894 as the Local Government Board may fix. The third sub-section provided that every division into wards or alteration of the boundaries of any parish or union which is to affect the first election shall be made before the first day of July next, after the passing of the Act. Mr HOBHOtJSE expressed an opinion that it would not be possible to carry out the proposed division into wards and alteration of boundaries by July 1st, and therefore moved to substitute for that date "September 1st." Mr FOWLER said that his expert advisers were of opinion that the work could be done by July 1st. If the amendment were adopted he feared it would be impossible to have a registration during the present year. Mr LONG was afraid that the experts to whom the President of the Local Government Board referred had taken a too sanguine view of the case, and had underrated the difficulties and the causes of delay which would arise. He thought, however, that it would not be expedient for the House to reject a proposition for which the Government had made themselves responsible. The amendment was then withdrawn. The new sub-sections proposed by Mr FOWLER Were agreed to, and the clause thus amended was added to the Bill. Mr Fowr EB then proposed a new clause con- taining in 19 sub-sections a complete and minute code regulating the powers and duties of county councils, with respect to the areas and boundaries, and after explanations had been elicited on various matters of detail, and some amendments had been inserted, which the Government accepted as more clearly expressing their inten- tions, the clause was agreed to, and added to the Bill. Mr FOWLBB then proposed to add the following new clause A woman shall not be disquali- fied by marriage from being on any Local Government registrer of electors, or for being an elector of any local authority provided that a husband and wife shall not both be qualified in respect of the same property. The elase was then amended by inserting at the commencement the words for the purpose of this Act," thus confining its operations to the local bodies who are the subject of the Bill. Several other minor amendments were moved. The new clause dealing with the hiring of land for allotments was postponed. Mr TBITTON submitted a clause enacting that no parish meeting or meeting of a district council should be held on premises where intoxicating liquor was sold or supplied. Mr FOWLBB sympathised with the object, but was sorry that in his view it would be impossible to include snch a provision in the Bill. Mr CAIN. supported the clause. Sir M. HICKS-BEAOH hoped that Parliament would never inflict upon local authorities such an absurd restriction. (Hear, hear.) The committee divided, and there were-For the clause, 54; against, 70 majority, 18. The announcement of the numbers was received by the minority with some cheering. The CHAIRMAN ruled that all the rest of the proposed new clauses were out of order. Progress was then reported. Mr MABJOHIBANKS stated that their would be one day's interval between tbe Committee and Rom** the GamuMMaA progn—ii ♦ ) utilise- that day by the consideration of the Lordla amendments to the Scotch Sea Fisheries Bill, and a short discussion on the Featherstone Report. The House adjourned at half-past 10 o'clock.
THE LOCAL VETO BILL. LETTER FROM SIR W. HARCOURT. In reply to a letter enclosing a resolution passed at tbe Central Finsbury Radical Club condemning the Local Veto Bill as an insult to the Working classes, and a purely coercive measure, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has written through his private secretary: I am desired by Sir WTlliam Harcourt to inform you that be regrets he is unable to receive the deputation which you propose. He is at a loss to understand your statement respecting the implied insult that, while the working men are permitted to have a voice in the election of members of Parliament, they are compelled to silence on a matter which affects daily and hourly their comfort and convenience. It is impossible that this observation can have any application to the Local Veto Bill, which can only be put into operation by the will of a two- thirds majority."
THREE MILLION MEN IDLE. According to Mr Gompero, president of the American Federation of Labour, there are 3,000,000 wage-earners out of work 1n the United States, excluding the members of Trades Unions. According to Bradstrect's, the total is rather more than 800,000, this being the total of the figures sent in by representatives in 119 cities. These 800,000 have 1,966,000 other persona dependent on them. Fifteen cities m New York, New Jersey, and Delaware return 223,250 persons out of employment; in 21 centre* of population in New Ensrtand the total is 66.200 in 24 cities of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan, 227,340 in 14 cities of Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Wmconsin, 64,000 in 19 southern citiell, 41,265, and the number of dependents here, 122,350, is tar larger in proportion than in the North and West; while 11 citie3 of California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Utah, and Colorado return a total of 25,800,—The city authorities of New York are about to ask the Legislature to authorise the issue of bonds to the extent of 81,000,000, for the purpose of providing work for the unemployed during tb« winter.
A RHYMNEY BRAKESMAN INJURED. KNOCKED DOWN BY A MINERAL TRAIN. Whilst following his employment, at the Rhymney sheds in the docks, Cardiff, a brakes. man named Henry Pitten, 28. of 2, West Lufon- street, was knocked down by a mineral train. He was admitted to the infirmary at 7.35 last evening, and Dr. Morland found he was suffering from a severe scalp wound and a fracture of the left leg.
ILLNESS OF SIR GERALD PORTAL. The Press Association learns that Sir Gerald Portal is suffering from an attack of recurrent malarial fever. Sir Gerald caught a chill while shooting over the Duke of Devonshire's Chats- worth estate at Christmas. A aharp attack of African fever supervened, and he was removed to London. The fever has abated somewhat, but has left great weakness. It is hoped, however, that he will be able to leave his bed in about a week.
FIRE AT A HOSPITAL. SIXTY-FIVE PATIENTS REMOVED. An alarming oothreak of fire occurred early yes- terday moruingat the Royal Victoria Hospital for Consumption, East London. About four o'clock an alarm was given that the upper corridor, on which are the attendants' rooms, in the main building, was on fire, and many who were in bed made their escape. The fire brigade was on the spot within four minutes of the alarm, and while deal- ing with the flames 65 male patients on the floor beneath were removed to another part of the building. The outbreak was completelygot under in less than an hour, but the roof of the building was seriously damaged.
SCENE AT A BRISTOL FIRE. A PLUCKY RESCUE. An alarming fire broke out on Wednesday on the premises Of Frederick Beake, boot and shoe manufacturer, of East-street, Bedminster, a suburb of Bristol. In the back room on the top floor were two young girls, who were cut off from the means of escape by the staircase* There was great excitement wheu the girls appeared at the front window. One had the courage to descend a ladder placed amid the smoke and flames, but the other was too terrified, and was about to leap down, when the fire escape arrived and ahe was rescued by two plucky firemen.
HOME RULE IN WAGES. MR BRACE ON IMPERIAL UNION. CRITICISM OF THE "HOME RULE VIEW, TO THE HDITCffl. SM-IN your exceedingly interesting leading article of yesterday, you raised one of the most important questions affecting the miners of Great Britain that it is possible to thinK of, and of all the question* agitating the minds of the miners at the present time, the wages questions stand pre-eminently first and if your article upon Home Rule for regulating miners' wages will be the means of raising a discussion amongst the leaders, and thereby be the means for uniting the present scattered forces, it will have done some- thing to remove the deadlock that at present blocks the way for establishing a better organi. sation amongst the miners of South Wales and Monmouthshire. It is upon this pomt that the scale friends and ourselves fait to agree. They claim Home Rule on the wage question pure and simple. The advocates of the Federation also claim Home Rule on the wage question, but with a national connection, and it is because from tune im- memoria! the miners in the various coalfields of Great Britam have had this Home Rule and by this method failed to seoure their fair share of the wealth they helped to produce that the Federation was established, which allows each district to manage its own affairs so long as the management of such will not affect the welfare of the other districts, so much so as to bring about a reduction in wages. And I have no hesitation in saying that if it was not for this Home Rule upon the wage question in the counties of South Wales tfnd Monmouthshire. Northumber- land and Durham, the Midland miners would not liavs been called upon to fight the terrible battle they have fought and so gloriously won. When the employer* first sought the 25 per cent, reduction from the Midland miners they did so, .according to Mr Arthur Chambers, the presi- dent of the Coalownets' Federation, because the miners in all the districts outside the federation had received such reductions in their wages as to place their employers in the position to be able to undersell the Federation employers and it the Midland men wanted to get a fail- share of the trade of the country they must BB PREPARED TO TAKK SUCIt REDUCTIONS as would place theiremplovera in equally as gooda position for competing for trade with the em- ployers of South Wales aud Monmouthshire, and Northumberland and Durham. The result of the men's refusal to recognise this kind of reasoning everyone knows 16 weeks of starvation on pur- pose to prove that this logic was not sound and as this is the way the coalownera have always reasoned men into accepting reductions in wages, the discussions up..n your leading article will be very valuable, because it goes to the very rootofthe matter, aud it gives me hope, as one who earnestly believes in a National Federation when I see you quahfy your statement that as South Wales trado is peculiar in itself, it must have Home Rule on the wnfe question but that it does not necessariiy involve a severance of Imperial Union or Federa- tion. Therefore, what we .want to discuaa is, (1) Is it necessary and imperative for each coal- field to have Home Rule on the wage question ? (2) What measure of Home Rule ? (3) Upon what lines snouia a national federation oe estab- lished ? (4) And in what manner should the amalgamation of associations support each other in case of wage troub'e lh one or more districts ? Dealing with the first point, I quite agree that amalgamation of associations support each other in case of wage tr6tible 1ft one or more districts ? Dealing with the first point, I quite agree that it is ADVISABLE FOR BACH DISTEICT TO HAVE HOJtS RULE to settle all questions which would not in- volve trouble for other districts which would be connected with the same Federation. For instance, taking South Wales and Monmouth- shire for example, were they members of the Miners' Federation of Great Baitain, they would have full power to settle all local question-, Eouch as drawing up price lists for each colliery, making price, lists for new collieries, and in case of dispute upon any question they would have full power to settle it without interfrence by the Federation and under no consideration would the Federation interfere with a district in any dispute unless called upon by such district and according to rule. Therefore, by this method, each district would have a full measure of Home Rule. But upon the question of wages, or the gerteral Wage question, each district is so bound to -ich other- tid matter whether their tiade is home trade or foreign trade -that it is impossible for them to accept- a reduction in wages without seriously affecting the wages of overy district in Great Britain. The history of the coal trade of this country bears me out upon this point, for A& SOON AS ONE DISTRICT ACCEPTED a reduction, each district accepted the sfttne in turn. The whole thing went round, then back to the first and commence another, and so- on, until there was nothrnp left" for 'the emjtfoyerS' t&take. It was on purpi&rt to pufe a stop to this that the Miners' Federation of Great Britain was formed, and when the employers tried to-repeat' the same tactics the Federation prevented it, and to-day we in Wales are reaping the benefit of that struggle, although our trade is foreign trade and theirs is ohiefly home trade thus proving, with- out a shadow of doubt, that there is such an affinity between the various coal- fields of Great Britain as to necessitate the miners being nationally united for self. protection and while agreeing that it is essential for each district to have Honle Rule upon local questions, I clatib that reductions in one district have such far-reaching influences upon all the others, as to make it imperative for the wages question to bo a national question for the miners, and cannot be successfully dealt with unless by an imperial federa. tion of miners' associations from every coal- field in Great Britain. The other points I will deal with in another short letter, or two, if neces- sary, with your permission.—I am, &e., BRACE.
SINGULAR MISHAP AT A DEAN FOREST COLLIERY. 600 MEN THROWN OUT OF WORK. On Wednesday afternoon the pulley-wheel on top of the framing of the "south" shaft at the Lightmoor Colliery at Cinderford, the property of Messrs Henry Crawsha1 and Co., shifted a few inches along the spindle, and immediately work was stopped. The workmen were drawn up the big shaft. The company's engineers were set to work to get the wheel back into positron, and they have been at work at the task fiver since, with unsatis- factory result. Every effort to move the leys or the wheel has proved futile. The result is that there was no work during Thursday and Friday, and late last evening it seemed as though the defect would not be rectified till Monday morn- ing. The fact that nearly 600 men and boys are thrown out of work, and the get of 500 tons of coal a day loat at a time when tbe demand for ocftla was never so keen aa at present, serves to make the mishap one of great importance and seriousness to the company and their men.