REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN TRADE. The rainfall of 1891 at a well-known station qQ north of London was 29-73 inches, being « lo in. above the average. At a station only a few miles to the south-west 30'9fi in. were registered, the iffe rence being mainly on February and Novembei totals. In February, the north of London station no rain fell at all ■These figures show that the variation in rainfall were very local, but they agree in credit- ing the old year with over three inches of super- abundant moisture. To restore the balance 1892 should be a dry year. It should also be a warm one, for the mean temperature of 1891 was only 48'5 deg., against a fifty years' average of 49.03 deg. The difference seems slight, but being a daily mean deficiency, amounts to 193 deg. on the year. On the theory of average we are entitled to a summer, each day of which shall be 2 deg. warmer than the corresponding day in 1891. Let U8 hope that what we are entitled to in theory we shall obtain in practice. The autumn sowings of wheat look healthy, and 1892 may easily give us a good crop. English wheat has been selling at a decline at the markets held since Christmas. The mean value of wheat for December is, however, but 5d below November value, and the average for the entire year shows 5a 4d advance on 1890 which in turn was 2s dearer than 1889. We have re- gained 78 4d out of a 10s 3d depression. Profit vanes from county to county, and even from pariah to parish, according to rents and rates, soil, and the labour bill fer cultivating it. The price of machinery is the only item which is at all level. Making, however, all possible allowance for local divergencies the 40s level for wheal remains the nearest of approximations to the mean rate at which wheat ean profitably be grown. When prices had fallan to 29s 9d the crisis was very serious, for the grower was losing 25 per cent. on his wheat as wheat. Its value in rotations and the price of straw remained the only reasons for its con- tinuing to be grown, and these two links were not strong enough to support of themselves an entire theory of arable and cereal agriculture. To-day 2a lid out of the 10s 3d remain for 1892 to re- cover, but where 7s 4d has actually been regained in two years, the recovery of 2s lid in the third year admits of being regarded as a reasonable hope. The very fact that the American wheat Burplus of 1891 was the largest on record, an argument put in the forefront by every miller who is selling cheap wheat, is in itself an argument for ultimate firmness, seeing that the purely exceptional abundance of American wheat is scarcely to be looked for in a new cereal year. If Russian deficiency in 1891 has been as abnormal as American good fortune, it is to be noted that America's normal production of wheat is about double that of Russia, and the restoration of both America and Russia to an average production would cause a decrease in the total available wheat supply. Foreign wheat during the last seven days of December sold slowly, but only ten markets out of forty were in any way cheaper, and a clear majority were recorded as firm. Increased steadiness in wheat prices has been obaerved in America, and has strengthened the hands of holders of American wheat in the United Kingdom. The trade in spring corn has been slightly in buyers' favour. For barley 8 markets out of 20 for oats 3 out of 8, for pulse 7 out of 14, and for maize 10 oat of 15 have been of that tenour. The total proportion whic h these figures give, 28 to 29, does not show serious weakness, and with the cessation of all Russian arrivals of barley, oats, and maize there is a certain natural tendency of the market vessel to rieht itself The change to mild weather has its Natural effect! which is to postpone recovery. The quantity 900 ^Z0 0n Pa8P1ge i8 228'°°° qrs., against 229,000 VS. a week ago; of barley, 208,500 qrs., TC8t 8,500 JqrS; ;,0f bean9' 22^° 1rs- against am(i llDseed. 133,000 qrs., against 145,000 qrs. There is no uniform tendency, but the reductions exceed the accretions to the total prospective supply. Last week's imports into the United Kingdom included 30 000 qrs. of barley, 70,000 qrs. of oats, and 99,890 qrs. of maize against 70,000 qrs. of barley, 105,500 qrs. of oats', and 91,300 qril of maize iu the week preceding. Mark Lane Express. TRADE IN THE WEST. Now that things are getting back into their normal condition, we are enabled to speak a little more hopefully of the prospects of trade, which is certainly showing gratifying signs of revival in more than one department. Fat beef has undoubtedly been selling a little better during tha past few days, and although from lls to 12s per score may be taken as the general run of pricos, this, all things considered, cannot be said to be very discouraging. Milch beasts, though still in request, have hardly been so much sought after still prices are being maintained, anything at all serviceable bringing £] 8 to X22, whilst more [ ordinary lots are from X14 to j £ L7. Although the price of barreners rules low, still there is evidently a better tone animating the trade, and from J622 to j528 per pair can now be readily obtained for animals of a serviceable stamp. Mutton just now is coming to market in such small quantities that prices promise to become much more remu- nerative ere long best wethers finding a quick sale at 8* to 9d per lb., and ewes 8d to 8 £ d.
MARKETS. tt. > CORN. CARDIFF, Saturday.-Little doing in our market to-day in English and foreign wheat, buyers wanting to operate at cheapest rates, but sellers refused any concession. Flour dull of sale at late rates. Barley same at last. Maize declined 1a per qr. Oats and beans firm. GLOUCESTER, Saturday.—There was a fair supply of English wheat offering to-day, but the trade being slow prices were is per qr lower. Foreign very dull, and in some instances sold at 6d decline, Grinding barley 3d to 6d, maize Is, and oats 6d cheaper. CATTLE. DEPTFORD, Thu raday.-Beasts -1, 535 United States. Fair average supply both as to numbers and quality. The low rates at the dead meat market caused trade here to be very slow, bayers endeavouring to effect purchases at less money for primest on offer; to dress about 760lbs made 4s to 4s Id per 8 lbs seconds, 3s 9d to 3s lOd. No sheep or calves on offer. LONDON, Thursday.-The beast supply was small, and trade very slow and l.wer for inferior animals. Sheep dull and heavy, and Dutch sorts cheaper. Calves very slow at less money, Beef, 3s 8d to 4s lOd mutton, 3s 4d to 5s lOd veal, 3s to 5s 4d; pork, 2s 4d to 3s 4d per 8 lbs. Beasts, 180 sbeep, 3,240 calves, 90 pigs, 20 Including foreign—sheep, 1,280; calves, 50. BRISTOL, Thursday.- There was a moderate supply of beef, and trade for best qualities was firm, at 63s to 65s per cwt; other sorts, 58s to 60s. A, moderate supply of sheep-wethers, 71cl per Ib ewes, 5$d to 6d. There were not many pigs offering; porkers realised 8s 6d to 9s per score bacon pigs, 8s 6d. Two hundred store cattle on sale trade very quiet, but most sold. BUTTER. C?uK' ^auesd^y-—Seconds, 119s thirds, 98s fourths, 74s Kegs seconds, 115s; thirds, 94s; fourths, 71s. Mild-cured firkins fine, 1268; mild, 1208. In market, 57 firkins, 1 kee, 14 mild. PROVISIONS. WHITLAND, Friday.—Prices :-Fresh butter in casks, Is 2d per lb; ditto in Hb rolls, Is 4d per lb. Eggs, 12 for Is. Dressed poultry Live fowls, 5s 6d per couple ducks, 9td per lb. Beef, Bid per lb mutton, 8Jd per lb and veal, 7ld per lb (best joints only quoted). HAVERFORDWEST, Saturday.—Barley, 3s 6d to 39 lOd per bushel. Butchers' meat --Beef, 6d to 9d per lb mutton, 6d to 8d per lb veal, 7d to Sd per lb; pork, 6d to 7d per lb. Fresh butter, Is to rj it? P6r lb Fowle> 3s 6d to 4s per cpl. ducks, Eggs 10 f58 16r 8>eese» 5s 6d each. Ba&DFOEtD WOOL. Thuralay.rhere is a fairly cheerful hands than it marltet- More wool has changed wools a» firmlyriadla^i8, —• AH English « atpadv and prices. Colonial sorts zs £ &ra:.T.r=x
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PRESENTATION TO THE HON. HUGH CAMPBELL. The first day of the new year will be memor- able to some oi the inhabitants of the neighboui- h jod of Y.Htrai'ffiu, Lland'itv.ry. As the readers of THE -JOURNAL wiii remember, tneHolI. H'IZli Frederick Vaughan CtllllJbell, Viscount Einlill's eldest son, attained his majority on th., 21st of June last, when the fanners and others 111 tht respective localities wheie the extensive property of the Earl Cawdor lies, joined together to cele- I brate the happy event by means of sports, bon-fires, &c. At Golden Grove tli,- rejoiong-s were postponed, owing to the absence of the family from home but OIl the 16th of Sep- tember, the day finally fixed for them, grand festivities were the order of the day, to which all the Carmarthenshire tenants were invited. On the latter date, presentations were made to the young gentleman by the tenants of the Golden Grove and Newcastle Etnlyn estates, but owing to some circumstances the tenants of rhd V^rad-; tiin estate had nothing ready to present, although they were looking forward to having the grati- fication of showing their appreciation of the auspicious event in some tangible form. The I fact of their going down empty-handed when the tenants from other districts had their illumin- ated addresses and their plate to present, laid them open to the charge of being disloyal, but nothing could be wider of the mark. The tenants in this hilly district are loyal to the core. As soon as subscriptions were asked they were forthcoming beyond the expectations of the most sanguine, and the committee were enabled to obtain a very handsome solid silver "Loving Cup' from Messrs Mappin Bros., in Regent- street, London. On Nevv Year's Day the presen- tation was made, and the deputation appointed by the farmers to represent them on the occasion consisted of the Rev Eben. Morgan and Messrs John Morgan, local agent on the estate Evan £ *vies Du*oedydd William Jones, Ystradffin tTVV,, Thomas, Nantgwyn and David Thomas, Dolfallt. The Rev E. Morgan, in making the presenta- tion, said Sir,—I feel greatly honoured in being asked to represent my fellow-tenants in the district of Llandovery on this occasion, when we are so kindly permitted to approach you to renew our heartfelt congratulations on your attaining your 21st birthday, and again to express our fervent hopes and prayers for your happiness and prosperity throughout the long life, which, we trust, is now opening out before you. We cannot but regard it as an omen of good fortune to your house, that your noble chieftain should, like Her Majesty, our Queen and Empress, have been granted the satisfaction of seeing the second heir to the throne attaining his majority. This is a date when earnest duties and grave responsibilities are taken up. We trust that your happy present is but a joyous prelude to a brilliant future-a future in which you will be able to bestow on all around, and above and beneath you that priceless gift-the gift of a high example. We re- member with undiminished gratitude the never-to-be-forgotten day when the Earl Cawdor came up among us to witness the dedication of his magnificent gift, to the eternal worship of Almighty God. And we fondly cherish the hope that some auspicious event may, ere long, bring us the gratification of showing you and Viscount Emlyn the hearty welcome that those living in our mountainous homes know how to give to those they love and respect. When we had the honour of enjoying Viscount Emlyn's splendid hospitality last Septem ber, it was a grief to us that we were then unable to offer you any token of our esteem and regard. And, now, to-day, in asking you to do us the kindness of accepting this Loving Cup I assure you that nothing but the pure wish to honour one we love to honour has prompted us to solicit the favour of your accepting it at our hands. And now our prayer is: 'lVlayevery blessing that this world and the next can afford be yours,' and 'May the love of the Lord ever ahide with thee.' The lIon. Hmh Campbell thanked the depu- tation very kindly for the very valuable present they made him, and desired them to convey his thanks to all the tenants that had subscribed. H.e also expressed his gratification with the go >d- will existing between the tenants and their noble landlord, and in coucLision wished all a very happy new year. Viscount Emlyn sent his conveyance to meet as well as to send back the deputation to the station, and they had the honour of taking luncheon with the family, and before leaving Golden Grove, where a couple of hours or more were spent most happily, Viscount Emlyn, accompanied by his two eldest sons and a friend, gave another hour of his valuable time to escort the deputation through the gardens, over the grounds, and the farm buildings to see the stock, &c. This was an hour of a great treat and enjoyment to the farmers, who evinced a lively interest in every- thing around.
FOOTBALL. ENGLAND v. WALES. The brilliancy of the football last Saturday in England v. Wales, at Blackheath, says a London contemporary, must be recorded as a feature of the season. By its substantial nature the English score would apply an unevenness which at no time existed. From start to finish the matsh was well fought, and although in the second period England had the measure of their opponents, Wales never lost heart for a moment, until No side" played a losing game with energy and excellence rarely equalled. Apart from seven points' score to Eng- land in the first period, there was little to choose between the sides up to half-time, but the second forty minutes brought into prominence the bril- liant rushes which may be said to furnish a char- acteristic in the English game. The home for- wards with their full complement, in the scrum- mage more than held their own after half-time. Previously the Welshmen kept the game very loose, and relied in this way for success, for it gave to the fast light forwards plenty of scope for dribbling and running. And in their tactics they shone se well that England's supporters were not thoroughly confident at the interval. So far Briggs and Emmot, the home halves, bad come out well, both in the attack and defence and it is not too much to say that to them belonged much of the credit of England's advantageous position. From the first try in the second period, the Englishmen had the game in hand then it was that they opened their play, and showed that confidence which earlier had been missing. At all points it was a splendid match, and the better side won. Wales gained little by their extra man out- side the scrummage. It was useful enough in the defence when their rivals were near goal, but as matters went the idea presented itself that another forward would have been more efficacious. A G Gould's kicking, running, and passing were the features of the Welsh back play, and behind for England Alderson was equally prominent. It seemed a little curious that the respective captains should have divided the honours of the three- quarters. Alderson was almost an ideal centre three-quarter back. He always got in his kick, and his passing (if at first a little hasty), and run- ning and dropping were brilliant both in the attack and defence. Lockwood did a lot of sound work, and in two particular instances his coolness alone saved the English lines. Hubbard, who was slightly injured early in the game, made various good runs and tackled well. As already noted Em mot and Briggs, the home halves, played a wonderful game, and their defence in the first half did more than anything to baffle the Welsh attack. The powerful English forwardsat the outset seemed put off their game by the openness of their rival's tactics, bub both sides kept well on the ball, and in the second portion the home forwards' genuine Bcrainuiage work proved very profitable. A season or so ago, Londoners were familiar with the play the second portion the home forwards' genuine Bcrainuiage work proved very profitable. A season or so ago, Londoners were familiar with the play °!i Gould, but they never saw him to better advantage than on this occasion, and one other good point in the Welsh football was the game of Bancroft, the full b ick, whose kicking and tackling werp unerring. The conditions for tho game were favourable in every way, the bright and keen atmosphere of Blackbeath gave to the a day life- giving effect, and the 15,000 people gathered on the Rectory field showed by enthusiasm how much was their appreciation of the football and the weather. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were among the spectators. Of the nine matches played, Eng- land has won all except those of 1886-87, at Llanelly, drawn, and 1989-90, at Dawsbury, when Wales scored one try to nil. The Lord Mayor (Mr Alderman Evans) and party were spectators for the greater part of the time the match was in progress. SCOTLAND v. WALES. The international watch (R Ig > > tstwe-n th -S'j two te iai-4, will be played at Swansea, on 6aturday, the 6th day of February next.
CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The f orrniglrJy meeting of the Carmarthen Board of Guardians was held in the >11 Saturday. Mr J. Lioyd Tho-uas, vice-chair- man, p esiding. cl* RELIEF. Per the four relieving officers for the 10th week, C140 10? 51 to 1,251 paupers, as against IE148 9s Id to 1,357 paupers in the correspond- ingjjeriod last year. 11th week, £ 139 9s Od to 1,250 paupers, as against £ 144 18s Gel to 1,348 paupers, boing a decrease on the fortnight of £13 83 2d and 204 paupers. THE COUNTY COUNCIL TAKEN TO TASK. Two letters were read, one from the chairman and the other from the clerk to the Carmarthen- shire County Council, referring to remarks made by the clerk to the guardians (Mr R Browne) at the last meeting of the Board. The remarks were to this effect We (guardians) get nothing from them (County Councilt, and I yet they are always calling upon us for funds. Although, Mr Chairman, you are a member of rhe County Council, I cannot help stating that that body manages its finances very badly." The chairman of the County Council (Mr W. O. Brigstocke) wrote strongly protesting against these remarks, and explaining that the reason why no payment has been yet made to the Union is because the Local Government grant has not yet been received, nor will it be before February. Neither in Pembrokeshire nor Cardiganshire has any payment been made.The clerk to the Council (Mr T. Jones, Llandovery) wrote simply inquiring whether Mr Browne had been cor- rectly reported, and Mr Br iwne told the Board he was g-iing to reply, admitting the accuracy of the report. Mr Browne, addressing the guardians in reply to Mr Brigstocke's letter, said he had good grounds for the remarks he made on the 19th ult. The County Council had not yet paid the guardians a penny of the 1891 grant. There was a sum of £ 1,100 odd due to the Board in March last, and none of that had been received by the Union. Other sums, bringing the total up to 21,95.5, had become due since, and all were still owing. There was a sum of 913 6s 8d due in March, 1890, which was not paid till November 30th, 1891. On the other hand, although the County Council did not pay the money due from them, they were pretty constant in their demands upon the guardians. In August last they made a call on the Carmarthen Union for tl,250 8s 4d, and in October following for E624 4s 2d more. Those calls had been paid, and now another call for E703 Is 6d was due in January. The guardians made repeated appli- lications for the £ 13 6s 8d, but were never told that it was not paid because the Council had not received the money. The guardians had claimed the other sums due to them, but the delay of payment was never explained. He (the clerk) never heard of the reason mentioned by the chairman till he saw the chairman's letter. He did not allege extravagance against the County Council, but he complained of the delay in making payments, and thought that in that respect they managed their finances very badly. —The matter then dropped. The following is a copy of the reply sent to Mr T. Jones, clerk of the County Council, by Mr Browne :— 4th January, 1892. Dear Sir,—I beg to acknowledge the receipt of yonr letter of the lat inst., and perhaps I may also 3. knowledge the receipt of a letter of the 30th ult. from Mr Brigatocke, the chairman of the County Council, to Mr Evans, the chairman of this Board, on the same subject. I may say that the extract from the report of the meeting of the guardians of the 19th ult. enclosed in your letter is substan- tially correct, and, although my remarks were not made with the object of censuring the County Council, but for the purpose of explaining to my Board the reason of the fluctuation in the Bank balances, I consider that I had substantial grounds for making the statement, which I regret has aroused the susceptibilities of the authorities of the County Council. On the 23rd day of May last a claim for XI, 162 due to this Union from the County Council on the 25th Marlh last was sent you, and on the 4th and 9th November last the following claims were also sent :—Claims for lunatics, jE659 school fees for workhouse children, to Lady Day, 1891, 8s 5d; ditto to Michaelmas, 1891. £ 2 138 8d; registrars of births, £ 18; indus- trial trainer, .£13 6s 8d medical officers of health and inspectors of nuisances to Lady Day, 1891 £ 54 17s 6d; ditto to Michaelmas, 1891, .£54 17a 6d; under Section 26, as above, £ 1162, making a total of £1,960 3s 9d, not one farthing of which has this Board yet received from the County Council while, on the other hind, this Union has received from the County Council the following precepts:— June, 1891, 91,250 8s 4d; September, 1891, £ 625 4s 2d; December, 1891, X703 Is 6d, making a total of Y,2,578 14s, of which £1.875 12s 6d has already been paid, and the last precept for JB703 Is 6d becomes due on the 16th inst., so that, unless this Union receives a payment from the County Council b-fore the latter date, it will actually have paid the precepts of 1891, amounting to £ 2,578 14s, without having received one farthing of the monies owing dnring that year from the County Council. I submit, therefore, that in the face of these facta, 1 had good grounds for saying that "we get nothing from them, and yet they are always calling upon us for funds." Of course, I know nothing personally of the details of the County Finanee, and was unaware until the perusal of the chairman's letter above mentioned that the delay in paying the subsidies was due to the non-receipt of the Local Govern- ment grants. It would, however, be of great con- venience to me, and I think also to the other clerks of guardians if the County Council would make arrangements to pay the subsidies and also issue their precepts at certain specified times, so that we might be able to adjust our estimates for rates accordingly. Before the existing order of things, when the Quarter Sessions and the Local Government Board ruled, we looked forward to receiving (and generally received) precepts from the Sessions every quarter, and we received the subsidies from the Local Government Board at regular intervals, and the actual dates of payment seldom fluctuated above a week or so. As it is, there have been, during the year 1891, three precepts in the latter half of it, and not one in the first half.—I am, dear Sir, yours faithfully, ROWLAND BROWNE, clerk to the guardians of the Carmarthen Union. P.S.—As the reporters will see the other letters they may as well see this.
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THE REPRESENTATION OF THE CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. LETTER FROM MAJOR JONES. The following letter has been received from Major Jones in connection with the competition for the Liberal candidature for the Parliamentary seat of the above boroughs 3, Dock Chambers, Cardiff, December 22, 1891, Messrs D. R. Williams and J. Rhys Samuel, secretaries, Liberal Association, Llanelly. J Dear Sirs,-I beg to acknowledge the receipt of I your favour of Saturday, transmitting the resolu- ticn passed by the Three Hundred on the 17th inst. adopting me as the candidate of the Liberal party at the general election. The unanimity with which the resolution was carried is gratifying far beyond the personal honour it bestows upon me. It reflects upon the loy;tl npirit in which the choice of the majority has been accepted by the party it shows the forces of Llanelly Liberalism joined in I solid ranks once more. I venture to believe that the same splendid spirit will soon animate and work together the Liberals of the sister borough also. On the 22nd of October, at the outset of the preliminary contest, the joint secretaries, acting upon authority from the Liberal party in both boroughs, wrote to the gentlemen put in nomina- tion submitting certain questions. Two of the nominees hereupon withdrew; the remaining two accepted the conditions for the friendly party contest. I answered the questions categorically, saying that I would address meetings at Carmar- then and Llanelly that I would abide by the decision of the association; that in the event of my being selected I would contest the seat entirely regardless of the number and the political tints and colours of the candidates and that 1 would devote such ability, energy, and skill as 1 could command towards maintaining the supremacy of true Liberalism in the boroughs and amongst our representatives in Parliament. Such was my pledge, carefully considered and deliberately made, and I abide by it. But both you and I would desire that, in the event of a ballot being taken in the sister borough within a reasonable time, upon a register agreed upon, of Gladstonian Liberals, I should abide by it. Moreover, should a representa- tive conference determine upon a simultaneous poll in the two towns, on a just register, I will abide by that or, should the conference agree to refer to arbitration on the question which of the two condidates is the choice of a majority of the Liberals in the division, and, therefore, entitled to the support of the entire party, then I will abide by that. I will never knowingly consent to be the candidate of less than a majority of the party, nor suffer myself to be set aside by a minority. But every possible honourable means should be exhausted to ascertain the wishes of the majority. Nor do I in the least despair of an ultimate satis- factory and harmonious settlement of the present difference. Our Tory fiiends in the boroughs, by whatever designation known, being naturally and necessarily thankful for infinitesimal mercies, affect to derive sufficient comfort and encouragement from our temporary differences to contest the seat at the next election. The "dark horse" is to play havoc with our ranks when the general election commences. I will be glad, should fortune so ordain, to help in making it entertaining for this nebulous charger so soon as be shall be material- ised. Meanwhile, the dark-horse will probably not seriously disturb our slumbers as a night- mare. A temporary difference of opinion regarding who should carry the battle flag of the command has never yet led to the treason and desertion of the minority in face of the enemy. An honest difference of opinion concerning persons does not involve, does not portend, the sacrifice, the jeopardising, of victory for the one great principle for which the Welsh people are contending. To admit the possibility of such perfidy would do violence to our political history and cast doubt upon our devotion to thecause of religious equality. All that is but the desperate hypothesis, the vain hope, of the Tory party, and those who shall build their castle upon such a foundation are safe to experience the sad satisfaction of weeping over ruins.-Yosirs faithfully, EVAN ROWLAND JONES.
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THIS WILL SETTLE THE QUESTION. I don't believe there is a word of truth in it." That's the way certain foolish people talk when they hear of anything unusual, or outside the limits of their own observation or experience. They are of the sort who laughed at Stephenson when he introduced the railway, and at Morse when he said that we could communicate by means of electricity. Yet they don't laugh at those things now. They make use of them daily. Some months ago the case of Mrs. Mary Cuddy was first published. The great public accepted the facts, as they had every reason to do. Others, a very few (professional men perhaps) pretended to doubt, and sent emissaries to inquire of the lady herself whether her allegations had not been added to, or altered, for the sake of popular effect. Here is her answer! She repeats what she at first said, and puts a quietus on all who called her words in question. It will be observed that her statement is as plain and solemn as language can make it. [COPY.] I, Mary Cnddy, of 28, Catherine Street, Rich* mond Road, Leeds, do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:— Ever since I was a girl I have suffered from ill- ness. I always had a pain both before and after eating, and never seemed able to gain and keep my strength, and felt that something was pulling me down. I had a nasty queer feeling in my stomach. Sometimes food seemed to ease it, and at other times it made me feel worse, and often I went without food, for I was afraid to eat. Com- monly when food was placed before me I could not touch it, and I often fainted at the very sight of it. After a while I became so weak I could scarcely stand or walk. I thought it was con- sumption coming on by degrees and I took all sorts of medicines to try and get relief, but it was of no use, and I got tired of taking physic, for I had lost all faith in it. My business was so urgent that I was compelled to be at work, otherwise I would have laid in bed, so weak had I become. With the weakness and loss of appe- tite there were other feelings and signs that were bad and alarmed me greatly. Among them were these:—A yellowish colour of the skin and eyes, sometimes a cold clammy perspi- ration, pains and aches in the sides, the chest and back, headache, a kind of wind or gas coming up into my throat and mouth that was so sour and sickening I could scarcely bear it. Once in a while I would have a strange fluttering and pal- pitation that made me think my heart must be affected. My heart would thump so that I feared it would jump out of its place, and I have had to walk about the room for two or three hours at a time, for I could not sit or lie. The pain was so severe that I have asked my husband if he could not hear my heart thumping as I walked about I alwaysslept badly fit night, nd frequently had horri- ble dreams, and was so melancholy and depressed in spirits that I would sit down and cry, for I got no pleasure as time dragged wearily by. I had so little energy or strength that it was all I could do to summon courage for the ]abonr upon which the family (at least in part) depended for support. I am a dressmaker, and it will be easily understood how hard my life was, for I didn't think it would last much longer. Not long ago (May, 1887) I made up my mind to try a medicine that is advertised and known all over the country. I mean Mother Seigel's Curative Syrup. I had no faith in it at first, for how can one believe in what one knows nothing about ? I bought and tried Mother Seigel s Curative Syrup only because of its repu- tation. How could so many people, I asked my. self, praise a medicine so much if it had no virtue. I can only say that I found what they said to be true. After beginning with tho Syrup, relief soon followed. My food digested better and gave me strength, and by persevering with it all my pains disappeared. I could eat my food with a relish, and everything agreed with me. Now and again when, through confinement and hard work, I feel a touch of my old complaint I take a dose or two of Seigel's Syrup and the trouble goes no further. Since the publication of my testimonial many persons have called at my house and asked me if all that is published about my case is true, and if the Proprietors of Seigel's Syrup had made additions to my statement. I told them all that every word was true and nothing had been added by the Proprietors of the mcdicine, but I could add a good deal more, for no words can describe what my sufferings were during all those long years. I never expected being well r?am in this world. Seigel's Syrup saved mv life and I desire other sufferers to know of what did so much for me. I will gladly answer inquiries. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiouslv believing the same to be true: by virtue of the pro", visions of the Statutory Declaration Act (Will 62. ) p.. „ (Signed) MARY CCDDT, e^clared before me at Leeds, in the County of York, by the said Mary Cuddy, on Monday, the 10th day of August, 1891. f (Signed) ALF COOKE, ■vt Mayor of Leeds. County of York, by the said Mary Cuddy, on Monday, the 10th day of August, 1891. f (Signed) ALF COOKE, ■vt Mayor of Leeds. tl f°k a further is needed except to sa nrul 'digestion and dyspepsia, burdens 1 tnS t?ie es many other women ( ane men also ) who will read with new hope the out- .'4° Cuddy's case, and place a confidence rp„ T g can shake, in the remedy which a,ld happiness that
LIFE-BOAT SERVICES IN 1891. A GRAND RECORD. The services of the Life-Boats of the Royal National Life-Boat Institution were very con- stantly requisitioned in 1891, and were particu- larly useful during the disastrous hurricanes and gales of March, October and November. The total number of launches on service in the year was 334, resulting in the saving of the lives of 551 persons many of these were rescued with no little difficulty and at great personal risk to the Life-Boat crews. Besides this long list of gallant services, the Life-Boat crews were instrumental in saving a great deal of valuable property, including 24 vessele from total or partial destruction. In addition to the launches resulting in the saving of life and property, the Life-Boats were out 188 times in response either to signals of distress or what were pre- sumed to be such, but their services were not ultimately required. During the year the Institution also gave rewards for the savins of 168 lives by means of fishing-boats, shore" boats, or by other means, so that altogether in that period it granted rewards for the saving of 719 lives, thus making a grand total of 36,162 lives to the saving of which the Society has contributed since its establishment in 1824. The Institution's fleet of 303 Life-Boats is main- tained at a very heavy annual expenditure, and every effort is made to ensure efficiency, but the requirements of the service demand unfortu- nately an outlay far in excess of the usual income of the Institution the Committee earnestly appeal, therefore, to the people of the greatest maritime power in the world to enable them to meet the deficiency. Annual Subscrip- tions and Donations will be gladly received by the Secretary, Charles Dibdin, Esq., 14, John- street, Adelphi, London by any of the Branch Honorary Secretaries and by all the Bankers in the United Kingdom.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES ABERYSTWYTH. The University of London has just issued the list of suacessful candidates for honours at the examinations recently held for the B. A. and B. Sc. degrees. Six students, and three former students, of this college have been successful. Mr Thomas K. Brighouse is placed first in the first class in French, and obtains the prize offered by the University. Mr Brighouse is also bracketed first in the first class in Classics; Miss Pennan is placed in the first class, and Mr P. Fuller in the second class in the same subject; Mr Thomas S Batemanis placed in the second class in EnaliJi • Mr F. G. Nicholls, and Mr T. L. Williams in the third class in the same subject. Mr R. E. Hughes, a former student, is placed in the second class in physical geography and geology, and in the third class in chemistry. The names of two other former students are found on the list.
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MR. PRYSE-RICE'S HOUNDS. Saturday. 19th ult, was our last hunting day before" King Frost" set his iron grip on all the land. Met at Towy Bridge, and found as soon as hounds were thrown into covert, one of those rare hill foxes who run all day, and never tire. The going was very bad, slippery sidelands with sheets of ice, and the perpendicular side of one hill, on which the sun had never shone all day, was quite im- practicable. This necessitated our finding another crossing, and when the Master got to his hounds, they had, unfortunately, changed on to a fresh fox in a big woodland-very hard 'ines, as they had seen him at a smart pace for nearly two hours. The fresh one. how- ever, was a good one too, and ran till dark, and though Mr Jeffreys, junr., viewed him in a small covert, quite beat, only about five minutes in front of the pack, as soon as they got on to the open mountain, hounds had to be stopped, owing to the actual fall of night. A hard day for hounds, for they had been running hard for a matter of nearly six hours, and thoroughly deserved their fox. After that a week's inactivity and frost. Tuesday, 29th—Penybont—Amongst those out I noticed the Master and Mrs Pryse-Rice, Mr and Mrs Jeffreys, Miss Jeffreys, Messrs Wardell, Gwynne-Vaughan, Jeffreys (2), Haly, Stewart, &c. Did not find till 3 o'clock in Poverty Wood, which held a good fox, who gave us a clinking 40 minutes over by Ynys- bordy, Wernfellin, <Scc., ending with a kill near Waunywormyd. Saturday, 2nd inst.—Cynghordy, Cefengar- reg, and several other covers proved blank, but in drawing the long heather on the hill, hounds made a very pretty find, the fox jumping up in front of them, and, going away ZD over the mountain, made at first as if for the Sugar Loaf, but changing his mind altered his point past Cefen, Glancruchian, etc and got to ground, a thoroughly beaten fox, at the end of an hour and a half in the sand earth at Cefenllan, near Glanbraine Park, which was, unfortunately, open. Monday, 5th--Pem hi w, Rhaiader—I awoke to find the ground white with snow and a frost. Thinking, with many others that hounds would not hunt, I stayed at home. Great, however, was my chagrin to hear they not only went out, but had a clinking day. From what I hear the going must have been bad, not to say dangerous, but bounds after finding in the big covert at Towy Bridge, perchance one of those foxes which gave us such sport on the 19th, ran hard over the hills for oi hours, rolling their fox over on the open mountain at quarter to six o'clock in the dark, with few but the hunt staff in the dark, with few but the hunt staff in attendance. DBUMMER.
THE MAGAZINES. The Century for January opens with an illustrated account of Jews in New York," by Mr Richard Wheatley, who bears good testimony to the morality, industry, and thrift of the Jews, whs swarm to America from all quarters of the globe. Another paper bearing upon the Hebrews is] that called The Jewish Question," by Josephus. A portrait of Gounod forms the frontispiece of the number, and an autobiographical paper by the great composer, describing his life in Italy and Germany, will be found further on. There are several good illustrated articles, such as The Alligator Hunters of Louisiana" and Custer's Last Battle," the latter written by one of his troop commanders. The stories are, as usual, of first-rate quality. The two short complete tales of the usual American style, which we cannot achieve, and "The Naulahka," a curious mixture of East and "W est, Orientalism and Americanism, likely to add to the literary reputation of the young authors. An article on "Witchcraft" is well worth perusal, and The Topics of the Time" and "Open Letters" have much to interest. Blackwood has a great deal of useful j read- ing in this month's number. It opens with ,'Fifty Years of Conservative Influence," a survey of the years from 1842 till 1892, and closes with The Outlook of the New Year." Dr. Skelton contributes a critical review of Lord Rosebery's Pitt, calling it A Chapter of Reminiscences and from An English Resident in Chili" we have a graphic account of The Fall of Balmaceda." "Cricket and Cricketers will have a charm for many in our land; and there are others to whom "On Fowlers and Wild-fowling" will give equal delight. Sir Herbert Maxwell's essay on Pleasure gives a true estimate of it, and is pleasantly written. "The Chronicles of Westerly" is full of delightful rencounters and cheering situations, which promise well for the wind up. In Oakham Pastures is a sad story well told. The English Illustrated holds its own well both in the matter of letterpress and of illus- tration. In its new dress it will be none the less welcome to its many readers. Mr Clark Russell's exciting story A Strange Elope- ment is concluded in this number, and the other tale" Ruraf Simplicity" is very modern. Wolf Hunting in Russia is a taking paper for those who love adventure, and An Old nu B"rgl,J°""aud Vill»S" Life in the Olden lime will suit those of quieter tastes We recommend Miss Edith Teller's practical paper on The Sorting of Paupers to the attention of our Poor Law Guardians. From the Church Sunday School Institute we acknowledge the receipt of The Church Worker, Church Sunday School Magazine, and Boys and Girls Companion, the meiits of all being too well known to require much notice.
= THE SOUTH WALES MINERS' DISPUTE. The crisi? in the South Wales eo«l • which nearly 100,000 men were concerned I which had excited immense anxiety in thS'f during tbe past tew »«* "m bro„At t"" closa on Friday "ening by a settl«.„ent bet^sn the masters and the colliers which K re«i«d_rtth great gratification^ A £ „t .1? 0 clock it was officially announced ment had at last been arr°,ed a, bo,h accepting the S} per cent, for each ?h in the pri^e of coal Tho «« 1 .g chaD&« in 1S91 had a prov'isi^ that fh 0Ipired «ch shilling shLd he\f £ e™?„Mranft £ masters original proposition was that in future Tu ShOUldT be. at the ra!e of n per cent sbllllnS- It will, therefore, be seen that *wo Parlles have compromised matters bv splitting the difference. The only other alteration of importance has reference to the question of audit, the masters having succeeded in in- troducing a principle which will make the scale more sensitive to variations in the marl-ot 1 of coal. tinder tbe old scale the indifo taken once in three months. Henceforward under the new agreement, they will k0 every two months, a-.d thus the rhon wages rate will approach more nearST to the current price of coal, and wil] become operative more rapidly. become operative
MINERS' WAGES REDUCED. daybac^eoted m„be.rl^nd miners'delegates on Sator- Tho n_. 1 Auction of 5 per cent in waeesi cent T h8 a reduction of 7^ cent. This is the first reduction in the Nbrthnm- berland miners' wages for three years.
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