MIDSUMMER ASSIZES. CARDIGANSHIRE. The Cardiganshire assizes were held at Lam- peter on Friday. Sir James Fitzjames Stephen arrived on Thursday evening, and was received by Mr J. T. Morgan, Nantceirio, the high-sheriff, and the usual retinue. His lordship went to the Parish Church on Friday morning, when the sheriffs chaplain (Rev J. Pugh, Llanbadarn-fawr) officiated. The court was opened at 11. 10, and the grand jury were :— Col. H. Davies-Evans, Highmead (foreman); Mr W. Jones, Glandennis Mr J. E. Rogers, Abermeurig Mr D. G. Davies, Castle Green, Cardigan Mr T. H. R. Hughes, Neuaddfawr Mr C. Lloyd, Waunifor Mr S. H. Jones-Parry, Tyllwydd; Mr H. S. Richarde3, Brynreithin; Col. G. G. Williams, Ffynoncaradog Mr Morris Davies, Ffosrhydgaled Mr B. Ellis Morgan, Aberystwith Major Price-Lewes, Tyglyn Aeron Mr John Rowlands, Garth Mr J. W. Szlumper, Aberystwith Mr D. C. Abercrombie, Tyissa and Mr W. Beauclerc Powell, Nanteos. THE CHARGE. The Judge, in charging the grand jury, said they would ho doubt hear with satisfaction that the county of Cardigan had been so well behaved since a grand jury was there last that there was no business for them to do that day. There- fore, as soon as they had been a minute or so—a short time—in their chamber, if they would be good enough to return into court and tell him (if such was the case) that no business had come before them, he would discharge them. He had only one word to say on his own account. That was his first experience, not in the county of Cardigan, but in the town of Lampeter, and he wished to express his strong sense of the obliga- tion under which he had been laid by the splendid accommodation with which they had pro- vided him. He had held assizes in every county in England, and in most of the counties in Eng- land and Wales more than once, and certainly he did not remember at that moment that in any part of England had he been so very handsomely and kindly received as he had been on that occasion in the town of Lampeter. The grand jury having gone through the little ceremony prescribed by the judge, returned into court with the expected declaration of no business and were discharged. The high sheriff handed in a pair of white gloves to the judge, and His Lordship, in accepting them, said he would do his best to deserve them by the way in which he used them, and he accepted the gift in the Ipirit which prompted it. CARMARTHENSHIRE. The Midsummer Assizes for the borough and county of Carmarthen were opened at the Guild- hall, Carmarthen, last Tuesday, by Sir James Stephen. His Lordship arrived from Lampeter on the previous evening. He attended St. Peter's Church on Tuesday morning, when the service was conducted by the Right Rev. John Lloyd, Bishop Suffragan of Swansea, the high sheriff's Chaplain. He afterwards proceeded to the Guildhall, accompanied by Mr Herbert Peel, Taliaris, high sheriff; Mr D. Long Price, Under sheriff, and his usual attendants. The following were empanelled on the Grand Jury for the county of Carmarthen :—Lieut.- General Sir James Hills-Johnes, Dolaucothy (foreman) Messrs. Grismond Philipps, Cwm- gwilly; H. J. Hughes Lawrence, Waungron; W. O. Brigstocke, Parkygors Thomas Morris, Coomb; J. Lewis Philipps, Bolahaul; J. W. Gwynne Hughes, Tregib Hugh Nevill, Llanelly; J. Morgan Davies, Ffrwdfab James Buckley, Bryncaerau J. Crow Richardson, Danyrallt E. H. Bath, Alltyferin C. W. Jones, Carmar- then George Jones, Ystrad House, Llandovery J. H. Thomas, St. Clears H. S. Carver, Blaen- corse; Joseph Maybery, Llanelly David Evans, Llanelly and Howell Rees, Garnant. His Lordship having briefly charged them on the several cases, they retired to consider their findings. In the meantime the following were empanelled as a Grand Jury for the borough of Carmar- then —Messrs. Benjamin Lewis, Gas Station (foreman) J. F. R. Lewis, Wellfield J. Talbot Norton, Parade D. Lewis, Lammas-street; J. P. Carter, Guildhall-square Walter Jenkins, Guildhall-square George Morgan, King-street J. Maclean, Nott-square T. Francis, Parade W. J. Williams, Parade John Miller, [Parade J. H. Jones, Morley-street; John Lewis, Lam- mas-street James Phillips, Lammas-street; T. Davies, Blue-street Benjamin Spivey, Quay- street William Morgan, King-street S. Cruise, Priory-street; W. Joseph, Queen-street; and W. Finch, Nott-square.—There being no cases to be heard, they were immediately discharged. The petty jury for the county were then sworn, and the grand jury returned with true bills in each case. MALICIOUS WOUNDING. The first case heard was that of William Evans, Pantyrhedyn, Llangunnock, the charge against whom was that he did, on the 12th of April last, at Llangunnock, unlawfully, maliciously and feloniously drive a horse and cart over the body of one Jane Phillips with intent to maim, disable and disfigure her.—Mr D. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Mr Brunei White, Carmarthen), prosecuted, and Mr Arthur Lewis, barrister (instructed by Mr James John, Carmarthen), defended. The witnesses not being able to speak English, Mr D. Long Price was sworn in as interpreter. Jane Phillips, the plaintiff, said she was a widow, residing at Cross Inn, about seven miles from Carmarthen. On the 12th April she came to town to give evidence in favour of her daughter, and against defendant's son. She left town for home about 4 p.m., and reached Gorsgoch about 7 o'clock where she talked with Elizabeth John for about five minutes, and after- wards continued her iourney. After proceeding a short distance she heard a cart coming along the road. She was walking on the right hand side and turned on to the grass for it to pass. She heard Evans who was driving, say, There's old Jane, let's kill the old devil," and immediately was knocked down, but could not say whether it was by the horse or cart. Prisoner's wife and son were sitting, and he standing in the cart, driving. Two of her teeth were knocked out, her arm was hurt, and a rib fractured. She followed the cart a little way, and Evans said, I want to kill you and your son David." She said, "If you kill us you will be hanged." A man named Reeves came up, and she told him that Evans, who was in the cart a little fnrther on, had driven over her. She was assisted home, and a doctor attended to her injuries. She had been in bed most of the time ever since. Cross-examined—She had never been in bed with illness before. The horse was galloping. She was about 80 yards from Gorsgoch when knocked down. She did not turn round before being knocked down. He said, Here's old Jane let us kill her." Sarah John, Gorsgoch, said she remembered being in the house about seven o'clock on tha 12th April and seeing prisoner passing in a cart, driving. He was standing up when he drove over plaintiff, who was in the ditch on the road- side. She heard him say I'll kill you several times. She could say whether prisoner was sober. Prisoner's horse was galloping. Cross-examined—Prisoner had reins in his hands, but could not say whether he was pulling back. After she .'aw Jane Evans knocked down she went in and told her mother, who fainted. Elizabeth John, mother of previous witness, living at Gorsgoch, gave corroborative evidence. Cross-examined—Prisoner was holding the reins, but she did not see him pulling up the horse. Dd. Reeves, farm servant at Ffald, said that on the day in question he was in the farm-yard, when he heard someone halloaing in the road. He went out to the road and saw prisoner in the cart driving. Jane Phillips was walking ten or fifteen yards behind. There was blood runniug from her mouth. When he went up to her she said that prisoner had driven over her, and prisoner, who might have heard her, made no rem irk. He saw the track of the cart wheel on the grass on the right hand side for about a yard and a half. Dr. Harries, practising at St. Clears, gave evidence as to her injuries, and said they might be caused by being run over by a cart. John Morgan, police constable, stationed at Llanstephan, said he arrested the defendant, and ) charged him. In reply, he said it was an accident. He afterwards said it was his son that was driving. On coming to town defendant showed him a spot on the left-hand side of the road, where he said the cart had gone over her. The road was about 18ft wide.—This closed the case for the prosecution. Mr Lloyd Morgan and Mr Arthur Lewis ad- dressed the jury. The latter contended that the woman was run over accidentally inconsequence of the horse having bolted and got beyond the control of the driver. Mr Lewis then called The Rev Thomas Lewis, vicar of Llanstephan, formerly vicar of Llangunnock, and Mr Thomas Morris, J.P., Coombe. Both had known prisoner for seventeen and twenty years respectively, and gave him an excellent character. In the course of his summing up, the Judge, referring to some remarks by Mr A. Lewis, said it must not be supposed that no crime could be committed even in the county of Carmarthen. He had had to try as bad cases at Carmarthen as any- where in the country. He did not say that, nor should it be used, as intended to blame Welsh men and praise Englishmen. There were plenty of good people and plenty of bad ones, and they were both distributed, as far as he could see, pretty evenly over every part of her Majesty's dominions and the British Islands. The Jury found prisoner guilty of wounding with intent, and the Judge sentenced him to 12 months' hard labour. TEN YEARS FOR RAPE. Joshua Thomas, aged 40 years, mason, was indicted for an outrage on an old woman, named Eleanor Jones, on the 6th March last, in the parish of Llandingat. Mr J. W. Jones prosecuted, and the prisoner was undefended. The case was very short, and the jury promptly found the prisoner guilty. A previous conviction for unlawful wounding was put in. The sentence was ten years' penal servitude. Mr Milner Jones reminded the judge that there was another case for assault with intent to commit a rape in which he was instructed. The Judge I am not going to take it. Ten years' penal servitude is punishment enough. I will do nothing with the other indictment. I certainly will not try it. CIVIL BUSINESS. BREACH OF PROMISE. Lydia Howell Williams, Penybank, St. Ishmael, Ferryside, brought an action against David Morgan Rowlands, Crescent Terrace, Kidwelly, washman, for breach of promise of marriage. The plaintiff claimed £500 general and £20 16s special damages. Mr Arthur Lewis (instructed by Mr Brunei White) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M P. (instructed by Mr D. Randell, M.P.), for defendant. Mr Arthur Lewis having shortly reviewed the case, called the plaintiff, Lydia H. Williams, who said she lived with her parents at Ferryside, and was 23 years of age. She had known defendant since November, 1887, when she came home to live after being in service at the vicarage, Brechfa. Her sister Hannah introduced him to her on the sands at Fersyside, and after that he visited her at her home two or three times a week. In December, 1887, he asked her to become his wife, but she refused, as she was too young and ill. In answer, he said he did not care about her health as long as she went with him. They continued walking out together as lovers, and in January, 1889, he again pressed her to become his wife, when she consented. He told her to prepare for the wedding, and she and her mother bought things now and again to the value of £20. Defendant saw some of them, and said he wanted green and old gold furniture (laughter). One present he gave her was a horseshoe brooch, with an ivy- leaf, and he said the horseshoe was a sign of good luck for them both, and the ivy leaf, I cling to thee." He also wished her to wear two rings on the wedding morning. At the end of January he seduced her, and a child was born, but it died in three weeks. In March 1889 she went on a visit to her sister to Brechfa vicarage, where she was visited by the defendant, and there he introduced her to Timothy Evans as his future wife. Mr Jones, the vicar, was present, and he said if the marriage took place at Brechfa, he would marry them for nothing, and give them a wedding breakfast in the bargain (laughter). Her sister, Sophie, was married to defendant's brother. Up to September 1889 she was going out with defendant as his future wife. Having discovered she was in the family way, he dis- continued his visits. She went to Kidwelly, and met defendant on the road. She told him what state she was in, and he said he would marry her at once if anything happened. He also said he would come to Ferryside the following week, but he did come, and she had not seen him since. Cross-examined—At the time she was intro- duced to him, he was paying a little attention to her sister, but he afterwards centered all his affections on herself. She had heard a good deal of him before from her sister. Her sister, Hannah, went away to keep house for her uncle as her aunt was dead. In 1887 her objection to getting married was that she was too young, 21 years of age. She knew Win. Rees, a friend of defendant, but he was not often at her house. Derendant was not in the habit of bringing male friends to her parents, house when visiting her. They commenced buying things for the wedding in January 1889, and they were at home still. The conversation at the Brechfa vicarage was quite serious, and not jocular. Rees & Jones, two friends of defendant had never been in her bedroom at the same time, and it was a base lie. Defendant said he did not like the towels that had been bought and others were procured instead (laughter). Mariah Williams, sister of the first witness said she knew defendant since August, 1888. She went to Brechfa in the place of her sister, Lydia, Lydia went away, and defendant several times told witness to send for her back as he was deter- mined to have her. She corroborated her sister's evidence as to the conversation at Brechfa, and further said that defendant had promised plaintiff a diamond ring, a better one than his brother had given to her sister Sophie. Cross-examined—The proposal was seriously made. She did not know that defendant had been courting her other sister. Timothy Evans, Brechfa, farmer Samuel Jones, father of the vicar of Brechfa; and Harriet Williams, the plaintiff's mother, substantiated the evidence given. David Morgan Rowlands, was called, who said he worked at the Kidwelly Tinworks, and lived with his father. For the last 12 months his average wage was 25s. to 30s. a week. He made the acquaintance of the Williams' family in March 1887. He never promised to marry plaintiff. At the Brechfa vicarage they talked of one thing and another, and he asked Timothy Evans if he was married. Evans said he had been through the ceremony, and advised him to do the same, but he gave no answer, and the matter dropped. He did not refer to her there or anywhere else as his future wife, and he never spoke to her of a diamond ring. He never saw any of the articles bought by the plaintiff's mother, and it was untrue that he promised to marry her. Cross-examined — He was visiting her about once a week. The vicar was present when the conversation took place at Brechfa, and it was untrue that the vicar said he would marry them for nothing, and give them a wedding breakfast. It was an invention that Samuel Jones had de- livered a message for him to plaintiff. He would swear that nothing was said of marriage before he seduced her, and he did not tell her that he would go down to Ferryside in a week's time to settle matters. He told her that he wished bygones to be bygones. He had not spoken to anyone on the subject of furniture, and the evidence of Lydia and the other witnesses was untrue. She asked him when they met at Kidwelly if she could tell a gentleman from London that they were married, but he objected. The mother's evidence was all lies. His Lordship—So there are five or six persons who try to d3 you mischief?—Yes, my lord. Can you give any reason why they should do so ?— -No, my lord. Mr Arthur Lewis brieflyaddressell the jury, and his Lordship, in summing up, spoke strongly on the character of a man that would put a question into the learned counsel's mouth to try and insinuate that the plaintiff, a respectable young woman, had been unchaste in allowing several persons into her bedroom at a time; without any proof. It was altogether despicable, and the worst slander that could anywhere be found. The defendant's conduct at the trial had been disgraceful, as he dared to say that the evidence of some half a dozen respectable persons was untrue. He had the courage to say that so many persons had said so many lies, but he had not been able to say anything to injure the young woman's character. His Lordship asked the jury not to fine for plaintiff more than defendant could pay, or she would not have anything at all, but to give such damages as would correspond with his circumstances. The Jury retired for a short time, and brought in a verdict for plaintiff with JE30 damages. The Court then rose until 10.30 Wednesday morning. SECOND DAY. Sir James Fitajames Stephens took his seat at the Shire-hall, Carmarthenshire, at 10.30 a.m. on Wednesday. ACTION AGAINST THE G.W.R. COMPANY. Julia Collins, widow of Dennis Collins, hawker, Danybank, Carmarthen, claimed JE500 from the G.W.R. Company as compensation for the loss of her husband, who was killed at a railway crossing over a siding leading to Jenkins' stores at Carmarthen Station, on the night of the 28th December last. Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., was for the plaintiff, and Messrs. W. B. Rowlands, Q.C., M.P., and Arthur Lewis were for the defence. The plaintiff said her husband was 57 years of age He earned 20s to 25s a week, and since his death, she had parish relief. She last saw him alive about seven o'clock, on the 28th De- cember, and he was quite well and sober. Catherine Barry, a married daughter of the deceased, said their house was 200 yards from the crossing. On the 28th December, her father sent her for candles, so that he might do some work in the stables. When she returned in half an hour her father was not in the house, and a little later she was told he was killed. When she saw him he was sober and quite well. John Macdonald, Danybank, said he saw deceased at his stable door at 7 to 7.30. on the night in question. He went up the lane in the direction of the crossing. He was quite sober. The archway of Jenkins's stores would not admit the funnel of the engine, and they would need to do a flying shunt. When all the lamps were lit the road was not well lighted. The road was used by the public to go from one end of the town to the station, Cross-examined—In a flying shunt the trucks were uncoupled. The lamps near the place were not lighted at six o'clock on that evening. On Good Friday a rope was put across the road. Re-examined — That rope did not stop passengers—only waggons. It was placed nearer to the statien than the crossing, and the road from the Parade over the crossing was open to the public. On the other side of the railway were a brick yard and a public house, and there was no way to them except over the line. James Evans, town porter, Carmarthen, said he pulled the body of the deceased from under the truck. He was not sure whether the com- pany's lamps near the place were lighted, but the town lamps were lighted after the accident. Dr. Price, Carmarthen, examined the body, and found all the injuries on the right sides. He could not say whether the neck was broken. Charles Finch, fishmonger, foreman of the coroner's jury, said assuming all the lamps near the crossing were lighted, it would be a dark corner, and the jury recommended that other lamps be placed there.—Cross-examined The verdict was, "Death from misadventure." Griffith Davies, labourer, 27, King-street, said there was a public road to the public-house and the brickyard. Once the company stretched a rope across the road, and Mr Mostyn Davies, who was then mayor—about 10 years ago—cut it, and told one of the railway servants that he took all the responsibility of so doing. John Evans (timber merchant) and E. A. Rogers (ex-mayor and town councillor of Car- marthen) gave evidence as to the rope which was stretched, on Good Fridays, across the road. D. Long Price, under-sheriff, said he had fre- quently used the road, arid had never been stopped. This was the case for the plaintiff. Mr Bowen Rowlands asked whether there was a case to go to the jury. After a legal argument, in which Mr J. Lloyd Morgan held that the company had neglected a statutory obligation to put sufficient lights with protection in the form of gates, &c.. to prevent the public being endangered, and Mr Rowlands contended that the deceased was a trespasser. The Judge held that there was a case to go to the jury. Mr Rowlands having open the defence, put in plans of the place, and called Mr Samuel Cruise, 22 years stationmaster at Carmarthen, who described the property of the company & the position of the deceased body when found. All the lamps mentioned were lighted at the time of the accident, and the light was sufficient for the protection of the public. The body was 3ft. 6in. in the archway through which the crossing ran. Since Mr Mostyn Davies had cut the rope the company used to put up they had not interfered in the matter. There were nine trucks shunted, but there was no flying shunting it was never allowed. One man was shunting and two were at the engine. He had never heard of numerous accidents occurring at the spot. John Morgan, 22, shunter, said that he had given the usual warning to beware, and was on the look out for the public on the night in question. He never saw the deceased until after one of the trucks gave a jerk, which was, it was thought at the time, caused by a stone. It was only after an examination of the spot that the body was found. Mr Lloyd Morgan having addressed the jury. The Judge summed up, strongly warning the jury against being charitable in cases of that kind. They had simply to carry out the law. If they were satisfied that Collins was killed be- cause the railway company neglected to provide gates or lights, the company ought to pay com- pensation. The Jury retired, and after an absence of 33 minutes they returned into Court with a verdict in favour of the defendant company. Mr Arthur Lewis (to the judge) We waive the costs, my lord. The Court then rose, the business of the assize being concluded.
THE VACANCY FOR EAST CARMAR- THENSHIRE. The late Mr David Pugh, M.P., intimated some weeks ago that it was not his intention to seek re-election for East Carmarthenshire. The Liberal Association accordingly met to arrange for the nomination of candidates. The total number of nominations received was 17, of whom four have withdrawn, viz. :—Mr J. W. Gwynne Hughes, Tregib Rev. J. Ossian Davies, Mr Thomas Phillips, and Dr J. A. Jones. The following names will be submitted to the execu- tive which will probably meet at Llandilo on Saturday next: — Mr Gwilym Evans, Mr Abel Thomas, Mr Oliver J. Williams, Mr Thomas Powell, Carregcenen; Mr William Howell, solicitor, Llanelly; Mr W. J. Wilson, Llanelly Mr Lleufer Thomas, barrister, Llan- dilo Mr R. D. Burnie, Swansea Mr J. Walter Jones, barrister, Llandovery; Mr Jeremiah Williams, Llanelly Dr Howell Rees, Garnant Major Jones, Cardiff; and Mr Alfred Davies, Hampstead.
THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN. The Bishop of Swansea has been invited by the Earl of Aberdeen to become a Vice-President of the Missions to Seamen, which ministers to the crews of ships, fishing vessels and barges, of various creeds and nationalities, at home and abroad.
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MARRIAGE OF MR. STANLEY AND MISS TENNANT. THE SCENE IN THE ABBEY. As early as half-past twelve o'clock on Satur- day, a large crowd had gathered about the approaches to Westminster Abbey and Mrs Tennant's residence in Richmond-terrace, in the hope of catching a glimpse of Mr H. M. Stanley and Miss Dorothy Tennant on their wedding day, as well as of the Royal personages who had been expected to attend the ceremony. In this latter aspiration they were disappointed, as no members of the Royal Family were present. Within the Abbey, the guests began to arrive before one o'clock, the hour for the ceremony having been fixed for two. Conspicuous in the centre aisle were two large wreaths, one on either side of a square of yellow silk which had been laid down directly in the middle of the aisle, a contrast to the red cloth that covered it, bearing the name of David Livingstone, whose grave is beneath the spot. One of these wreaths, composed entirely of beautiful white flowers, was sent by the members of the Emin Relief Expedition. The other, to which was attached the card of Mr Stanley, was chiefly in white blossoms, the letters "David Livingstone" being picked out in blue corn-flowers. A smaller wreath of white flowers with a centre uf scarlet forming the letter L., lay near. This was afterwards taken up by the bridegroom, on his way to the altar, and placed upon the grave, the bride, when passing it, being obliged to make a slight detour in order to avoid treading upon the memorial wreath. The seats in the choir and under the lantern were appro- priated to the guests, who began to arrive before one o'clock. The wedding favours were piled up near the rails in dainty white baskets with long handles tied with white ribbons. When distributed they proved to be knots of white satin ribbon with a metal pendant silvered over in the shape of the map of Africa, and with the name of the Dark Continent spelt "Afrika." The only other word that appeared on the map was Congo. Among the earliest to arrive were Sir William and Lady Harcourt, the former wearing a grey frockcoat tightly buttoned, and the latter a grey foulard flowered with white, and a bonnet composed of mauve lilac-blossoms. Mrs Frederic Myers, the bride's sister, came early, and dis- pensed bouquets to one or two friends near the chancel rails. She looked very handsome in biscuit-coloured crepon embroidered with gold and a black lace hat, of the large and picturesque order, with a band of gold about the crown. Her bouquet was of lovely orchids. The Baroness Burdett-Coutts entered shortly after her, and seated herself beside her. She was looking remarkably well in a gown of the palest heliotrope and a bonnet of silver and palest blue veiled in white net. Over her shoulders was folded a scarf of Brussels net edged with silver passementerie. Mr Burdett-Coutts, M.P., was with the Baroness. The Duke and Duchess of Abercorn occupied seats opposite, the Duchess wearing grey relieved with white, and a small grey bonnet trimmed with pink. Mr and Mrs Gladstone, whose appearance was heralded by the cordial shouts of the crowd outside, were shown to their seats in the choir, Mrs Gladstone wearing a dark red velvet dress with red feathers in her bonnet, and a scarf of Irish point about her shoulders. Meanwhile, the .rest of the Abbey was filled with a surging crowd of well-dressed people, every one of whom appeared to be anxious to be as near the altar as possible. The police who kept the barriers had a difficult task. A great number of Americans were present, among them being Mrs Ronalds, in black and grey, Miss Van Wart, in black velvet with heliotrope headgear, Miss Bonynge, in pale btocade and a black and white feather boa. Miss Margot Tennant was in white, with folds of orange about the waist. Among those observable at the moment previous to the entrance of the bridegroom were, in addition to those already named, Sir Frederic Leighton, Lord Justice and Lady Bowen, the latter in black and grey, Mr Lecky, the historian, and Mrs Lecky in foulard flowered with white, Sir William Mackinnon, Lord and Lady Arthur Hill, Lady Chetwode in heliotrope silk and velvet sleeves, her daughter in pale blue with a large brown hat, the Duchess of St. Albans in china blue, and Lady Sybil Beauclerk in cream colour, with a black lace picture hat, Sir Charles and Lady Tennant, Louisa Lady Ashburton, wearing flame-coloured and black satin, trimmed with black lace Mr and Mrs George Lewis, Mrs Bruce (daughter of Livingstone, the explorer) in grey and yellow Sir Lepel and Lady Griffin, Lady Molesworth and her stepdaughter, and Lady Wolseley, wearing dark green with a small jetted cape. The strains of the wedding march from Lohengrin as well as the loud cheering outside announced the bridegroom. Mr Stanley looked very ill and pale, with the anxious expression of one who is enduring physical pain. He leaned heavily on a stick, and was accompanied by Count d'Aroche, Dr. Parke, Captain Nelson, Lieut. Stairs, Mr Mounteney Jephson, and the other officers of the Emin Relief Expedition. He had to be assisted to a chair, where he quietly sat awaiting the bride, who was rather late. The clergy and choir had taken their places within the chancel, and the scene during the pause that followed was a noteworthy one. The bridegroom was the central figure of the group, his grey frockcoat marking him out from among his black- coated groomsmen. The bride's mother and sister, and Baroness Burdett-Coutts occupied the seats nearest to him, the next to the transept being filled by guests in the most brilliant of costumes. Mr Stanley's African boy, in a red fez, stood near his master, and occasionally glanced at him with evident solicitude. Nothing was to be read in the bridegroom's face, which was as inscrutable as ever. Everyone was awaiting the bridal procession, and those who commanded a view of the aisle could see that the bride had arrived, and was awaiting her little bridesmaids. For fully ten minutes she stood near the west door, until the carriage containing the little girls arrived. No time was then lost in forming the procession. Miss Tennant leaned on the arm of her brother, and wore white satin, pearls, and silk, as described in Saturday's Daily News. Her tulle veil was fastened above a garland of orange blossoms, and she carried a magnificent bouquet of white Cape jessamine, gardenias, tuberoses, and a splendid lily rising in the centre, with numerous buds. Her two small bridesmaids, Miss Sylvia Myers and Miss Brenda Finlay, wore long white satin dresses of the period of Charles I., frilled with white silk muslin. In their hair were wreaths of Cape jessamine. They wore the bridegroom's presents, hearts of rock crystal surmounted by true-lovers' knots in turquoise and pearl, and carried posies of lillies and jessamine. Mrs Myers' pretty little son Leo acted as page.—He wore a white satin and cloth cavalier costume, with large white felt hat and ostrich feathers, and white shoes of African hide. Mr Stanley with evident difficulty rose to receive his bride, and Archdeacon Farrar advanced and read the opening sentences of the marriage service. The bridegroom leaned on a stick. The Bishop of Ripon followed the Archdeacon, and put the momentous questions to Henry Morton and Dorothy," whose responses were so low as to be inaudible except to those in their immediate vicinity. The remainder of the service was performed within the rails. The other officiating clergy were the Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Dean of Westminster. The choir sang most impressively Dr. Bridge's beautiful anthem, "The blessing of the Lord," the words "We wish you good luck in the name of the Lord being wafted with especial clearness down the long aisles. The Master of Trinity then gave an address, during which Mr Stanley was seated, after which was sung the marriage hymn, "Father of Life, confessing." When the final blessing had been pronounced, the bride and bridegroom walked together down the aisle to the Jerusalem Chamber, where they signed the register, which was also signed by Mr and Mrs Gladstone, Sir Frederic Leighton, the Baroness and Mr Burdett-Coutts, the Duke of Abercorn, Sir W. Mackinnon, Mr A. L. Bruce, and Mr W. E. H. Lecky. In order to pass to the Jerusalem Chamber, the wedding party had to go through the Jericho Parlour, which is lined with great oak boxes containing the coronation robes of English sovereigns worn during the last six centuries. Mr Stanley was very quiet and silent during the signing of the register. Mr and Mrs Stanley received a perfect ovation from the crowd as they drove away from the Abbey to Richmond-terrace, Whitehall. So I great was the popular enthusiasm that a police- man guarded the carriage door during the short transit. Mrs Tennant held a reception in the garden attached to Richmond-terrace, and here the principal guests adjourned after the marriage. The scene was a picturesque one, with the gaily dressed crowd Hitting about under the trees, where small tables bearing refreshments had been laid out, with chairs and brightly coloured rugs. A military band played selections in the grounds. In a large tent the wedding-cake occupied the place of honour, and was cat by the bride. Mrs Tennant, in a long mantle of grey crepe trimmed with black lace, and finished with a torquoise- blue velvet collar ar.d cuffs, received her guests. In her black bonnet was a long blue feather. It was understood that Mr Stanley was resting quietly after the fatigue of the ceremony. The presents were on view in the drawing rooms. Conspicuous among these was a bouquet of white flowers presented to the bride by the West- minster flower-girls. About four o'clock the bride and bridegroom took leave of their friends and started for Mel- chet Court, near Romsey, Hants, lent them by Louia Lady Ashburton for their honeymoon. Mrs Stanley wore a charming toilet of grey crepon with small spencer of grey velvet, grey bonnet, and grey tulle veil. As she and Mr Stanley entered their open carriage they were loudly cheered by the crowd, and amid showers of rice and hearty congratulations they drove off. Dr. Parke and Mr Mounteney Jephson occupied seats in the same carriage.
TRADE REPORT. The aspect of business generally is somewath more favourable than it was a few weeks ago at all events, prices are not worse, and there is more doing. Raw materials are rather easier, and if things remain steady during the next month or two, and the weather should improve and allow of the harvest being gathered under average con- ditions, we think that the second half of 1890 will be more satisfactory to most business men than the first. The dividends of the great rail- way companies are being looked forward to with considerable interest. All the companies show receipts very much in excess of last year, but these, if not altogether absorbed, will at any rate be greatly curtailed by the increased expenditure in coal and wages. The probabilities are that, on the whole, the dividends will hardly reach the level of last year. The Board of Trade returns for June are not unfavourable. As compared with last June, copper shows a marked decline, probably on account of the high price at which this metal now stands, but which is down R2 a ton from the price of a fortnight ago. Pig iron shows an increase of 11,000 tons; railroad iron is stationary. Tinplates, which during the first five months were a long way below last year's figures, are up 2,600 tons for the month, reaching the very big total of 39,370 tons. The imports of machinery are higher, amounting to £ 383,813 value in steam engines, and to £1,002,804 in other kinds, against a total of RI,280,000 for all kinds in 1889. The quar- terly meeting of the iron trade held at Birming- ham last week was well attended by manufac- turers and merchants from South Wales. A fair amount of business was transacted. Hematite pig iron remained at about 51s Gd on the west (oas'jjand Scotch at 45s, while Middlesborough underwent a sudden jump of 2s 6d per ton to come down as rapidly in 48 hours. The public stock of this n is down to about 90,000 tons, and some tin .U .HJIS thought it a good opportunity to squeeze the be ir operators, and got up a little rig on purpose. The general public were not affected, and the news of the sudden rise was only received with a smile on the Birmingham Exchange. Generally speaking, pig iron may be considered steady, and as ore and coke are cheaper, the position of makers is more satis- factory. Tinplates were not altered, Bessemer being £5 10s for good brands, and Siemens £5 17s 6d. There does not seem any chance of an alteration one way or the other just at pre- sent. There was a good enquiry for tinplates, and prices showed an advance of about 3d a box since the beginning of June. Bessemer coke plates of good brands fetched 13s Gd f.o.b. Swan- sea for ordinary sizes Siemens 14s 3d for odd sizes. The profit obtainable from these prices is but a meagre one, but it is a distinct advance from the miserable state of affairs three months ago. SWANSEA.—On the whole, the trade of the port 1 during the past week has been satisfactory, though the import trade has been quiet, owing in a measure to the state of the weather. The exports show an increase over the previous week and also the corresponding week of last year. The shipments of patent fuel have been close on 10,000 tons, and those of tin-plate heavy. The vesfiels due to load the latter commodity next week are unusually numerous, including three steamers for New York, two for Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and one each for Batoum, Hamburg, and Rouen. The imports in the week amount to 9,921 tons, and exports to 45,336 tons total trade 55,257 tons, compared with 57,597 tons in the previous week, and 58,154 tons in the corres- ponding week of last year. The shipments of coal were 27,934 tons, patents fuel 9,489 tons, and tin- plates and general merchandise 7,553 tons. The shipments of tin-plates amount to 69,237 boxes, and receipts from works to 83,569 boxes. Stocks in the dock warehouses and vans this day stand at 193,080 1 oxes, compared with 178,748 boxes this day week, and 153,182 boxes at the corresponding date of last year. The improved tone of the tin- plate market continues to be steadily maintained, and makers uphold their Quotations firmly. Improvement is displayed in the German demand, and in New York, although business is moderate, prices are going up. Spelter is firm a large sale in the week has sent prices up about 15s. per ton. Imports. —Pig iron 1,290 tons, pitch 313, copper ore 2,827, iron ore 1,850, bar copper 300, block tin 3, salt 213, building material 827, chemicals 144, flour, grain, &c.. 437, plaster stone 332, ice 260, sundries 688. Exports.—Coal France 8,563 tons, Portugal 416, Holland 100, Germany 1,000, Italy 1,850, Algeria 1,570, Persian Gulf 650, Cape of Good Hope, 1,020, South America 1,535, North America 4,827, home 6,303. Patent fuel France 3,779, Italy 3,700, Algeria 2,370. General merchandise 7,553. COPPER. —The market opened flat at R57 17s. 6d. to 1:58 5s. for g.o.b.'s and g.m.b.'s spot, and declined on Tuesday to JE57 tot57 7s. 6d., from which there was a slight recovery, quotations remaining steady up to the close at 257 5s. to JS57 12s. 6d. English very quiet Tough cake, zC62 10s. to £ 63 select ingot, £65 to f65 10s sheet, £71 yellow metal, 6j. per lb. TIN opened easier at zC93 5s. to £ 93 15s. for spot parcels, and after being somewhat irregular, became firm and advanced to zC94 10. to E95. SpEi;rEit.-The demand for this metal has been considerably better during the past week, and a fairly large business has been done at £23 15s. to R24, the market closing steady at the higher figure. LEAD, E13 10s. to JE13 15s. for soft English pig delivered.
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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. In the House of Lords on Thursday, Lord Salis- bury, in moving the second reading of the Bill for giving effect to the cession of Heligoland to Germany, said the island was of no strategic value, and its defence would lock up a considerable portion of our Fleet in the event of war. The Government had come to the conclusion that its transference would be an advantage to this country if we could obtain for it a satisfactory consideration. The Protectorate which, in exchange, Germany had agreed to recognise over Zanzibar made our influence paramount in the East of Africa, and we had now no rivalry to fear there. The Agreement removed all danger of conflicts between Englishmen and Germans in Africa, and it would cement the I good feeling of those who, by sympathy, interest, and descent, ought always to be friends. Lord Rosebery held that the opinion of the natives of Heligoland should have been ascertained and considered before transferring them to a Foreign Power. The Agreement inflicted a consider- able disparagement and diminution on the Sultan- ate of Zanzibar. We were making an absolute cession of Heligoland in full and fair freehold, in exchange for a mere Protectorate over a portion of a territory over which we had possessed a joint Protectorate with France since 1862, and that exchange was subject to the consent of France, which bad not been given, and to the jurisdiction of Foreign Powers such as had given us so much trouble in Egypt and elsewhere. Lord Salisbury briefly replied, and the Bill was read a second time. In the House of Commons, Mr W. H. Smith made a statement in regard to the public business. As the Standing Order which the Government bad sub- mitted was not received with favour by the Opposi- tion, the Government had resolved not to propose it this Session. They would not proceed with the Land Purchase Bill, nor with the Tithes Bill, before prorogation, but they would re-introduce them early next Sesiion, which would commence in November. They would proceed with the Housing of the Working Classes Bill, the Police Bill, the Heligoland Bill, the Local Taxation Bill, the Census Bill, and one or two departmental measures; and the Government would ask for the remaining Wednesdays of the Session. In the House of Lords on Friday, a discussion arose on the policy of the Government in connection with the recent occurrences in Tipperary and on the Ponsonbv estate. Lord Camperdown, the Marquess of Londonderry, Lords Spencer, Ash- bourne, Kimberley, and Cadogan took part in the debate. The Anglo-German Agreement Bill passed through Committee, and the Education Code Bill was read a third time. In the House of Commons, Mr W. H. Smith informed Mr Channing that negotiations were now proceeding between her Majesty's Government and the French Government in reference to the consent of France to the protectorate of this country over Zanzibar, and that the Bill ceding Heligoland to Germany, could not be postponed until the consent of France to the Zanzibar protectorate was obtained. Mr Raikes stated to Mr Conybeare that he could not accept the intervention of members of the House in connection with the deputation of post- men for the purpose of setting forth the men's views. He bad that day received a deputation of postmen from the Eastern Central District, whom he thought to be the best judges of their own affairs. He had promised to consider the points they had put before him. That interview, he thought, was likely to lead to very good results. In Committee of Supply the debate on the Vote for the Chief Secretary's office was resumed. In the course of the discussion, Mr Parnell, referring to the Irish Land Purchase Bill, said his anxiety was that the thirty-three millions of money should be used for the pupose of settling the most difficult portions of the land question. He suggested that the Constabulary should be occupied in obtaining returns during the Autumn in respect to Munster and Connaught, from which he believed it would be found that a large portion of the land would not need to be bought, and the amount to be advanced would be greatly reduced. Mr Balfour said any practical suggestion would receive respectful consideration. The Vote was agreed to without a division. The remainder of the sitting was occupied with the Vote for the Irish Local Govern- ment Board, which was not completed when the debate was suspended. In the House of Lords on Monday, Lord Knuts- ford moved the Second Reading of the Western Australia Constitution Bill, the provisions of which be explained. Lord Kimberley highly approved of the Bill, which he considered a great improvement on the measure of last yoar. Lord Norton also expressed his satisfaction with the measure, and the Bill was read a seconi time. Lord Jersey, in reference to a suggestion of Lord Stanley of Alderley, said the Treasury were considering the adviseableness of transferring from the Treasury and the county members to the General Post-office the appointments to rural post offices. In the House of Commons, the Postmaster General, in answer to Mr Isaacson, said he would be desirous, when the proper time arrived, and, if practicable in the public interest, to reinstate any postmen of good character who could prove that their conduct was due to intimidation. As to the business of the House, Mr W. H. Smith said the Reformatory Industrial Schools Bill would not be proceeded with if it was opposed, and that he hoped the Savings Banks Bill would be proceeded with. The Irish Land Purchase Bill and the Tithes Bill were withdrawn. In the House of Lords on Tuesday, Lord Herschell moved the second reading of the Directors' Liability Bill, some of the details ot which, he said, might be open to criticism. When he consented to move the second reading he laid down the condition that, as regarded the machinery of the Bill, he was to remain unfettered. The Lord Chancellor said that with the object of the Bill he heartily concurred, but he reserved his atti- tude towards it for the third reading. It was a piece •f patchwork, and if it passed as it stood, it would be impossible to get respectable men to take the position of Directors, while the guinea pigs and blackmailers would receive a considerable addition to their number. Lord Bramwell regarded the measure as a most dangerous one. Lord Esher supported the Bill. The Bill was read a second time. The Anglo-German Agreement Bill was read a third time and passed. In the House of Commons, the Postmaster General informed Earl Compton that an increased scale of pay and additional advantages had been granted to telegraphists; but he had suspended the advantages from those telegraphists who were suspected of being concerned in the outrage committed last Friday at the Central Office on an unoffending person temporarily employed there, until they had cleared themselves from participa- tion in it. He replied to Mr Lefevre that the approximate charge on the revenue of the increased wages in the Departments of the Post Office would amount to not less than two hundred thousand pounds a year. It was resolved, on the Motion of Mr W. H. Smith, that for the remainder of the Session Government business should have priority on Wednesdays. Mr Ratbbone brought in a Bill to amend the law relating to Charitable Trusts, which was read the first time. The Vote for Criminal Prosecutions and other law charges in Ireland occupied the remainder of the sitting till midnight when it was carried by 215 to 133. The report of supply was, after some discussion, agreed to. In the House of Commons on Wednesday, the House went into Committee of Supply on tho Civil Service (Irish) Estimates. On the vote of £80,000 to complete the sum necessary for the Supreme Court of Judicature in Ireland, Mr D. Crawford moved a reduction of £50,000 on the ground that the Irish legal establishment was extravagant. Mr Balfour said, if the cost in Ireland was great in proportion to the population, it was largely due to the fact that the number of judges in Ireland was in excess of those in England and Scotland. If the Bill introduced in 1887 had been passed it would have dealt with the over-manning of the Irish judicature and effected a saving of £1,500. The Irish members declared that there was a general feeling in Ireland in favour of reform, which the Govern- ment ought not longer to disregard. The whole discussion took place in a very thin House.
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