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THE WEEK'S NElfS. *»«-'——~~~'''
THE WEEK'S NElfS. *»«-' — — The English and Welsh Congregational Churches Llansaintffraid have invited Mr R. J. Williams (Solva), of Carmarthen Presbyterian College, to under- take the pastorate in succession to the Rev. Thomas Xfagbes, of Cathays, Cardiff. A daring jewel robbery has taken place at Lord Tfireedmoutli's residence, Guisachan, Straitglass, iu Inverness-shire. The value of the jewels stolen is stated at X400. The Inverness police are mak- jag inquiries, but no arrests have been made. Intelligence has been received of the rescue of the British garrison of Kismanu and $he defeat of the native mutineers and Somalis after heavy fighting. The relief was effected by ieiutenant Lewes, of H.M.S. Blanche, whose fyeee sustained no casualties. Mr John Graham, aged 22, a tourist from Cteckermouth, has met with a sad death in Jforway. While fishing in one of the waters of North Lofoden Islands his boat got adrift. jtte swam after the craft and righted her; but I jpaddenly sank—disappeared in a whirlpool. At the Marylebone Police Court Bernard Dunn, saddler, was committed for trial, charged with Assaulting Mr Brodrick, M.P., in the street. The •bject of. the accused was, he alleged, to bring tinder public notice the injustice he had suffered ia being discharged from Woolwich Arsenal. A shocking occurrence is reported from Comber, Cfcmnty Down. An old woman, who was nursing Sk two-months. old baby, fell asleep and let the child drop into the fire, where it lay until a neigh- Jbour, attracted by its screams, entered the place. When picked up it was found to be burned to a cinder. At the village of Lomnitz, Austria, the Town clerk. committed a murderous assault on the priest of the parish, and left him for dead at the alter. jit then ran upstairs to the top of the steeple, fxota which he threw himself into the street, where he fell dead. There is some hope that the jpriost's life may be saved. DR. POLLARD SAYS OF SHERMAN RUPTURE TREATMENT :—He thanks God and every other influence that determined him to try it. All who want to get rid of Rupture and Tiusses should jgead to J. A. Sherman, Hernia Specialist, 64, Chancery Lane, London, for his book with English indorsements, post free, 7d. The Queen has been pleased to approve the ap- pointment of Lord Justice Bowen as Lord of Appeal, in the room of Lord Hannen resigned. ™ new Judge of appeal is a scholarly man. He is known in the literary world for an able transla- tiøD. of Virgil, while his career on the bench has been noteworthy for acute and powerful reason- ^^bhe members of the Manchester Corporation Waited the Ship Canal works last week, traversing Its entire course from Eastham to Cornbrook. The progress of the works were seen to be very rapid and strong hopes were entertained of the fulfilment of the pred ction that the canal will be opened for traffic" very earJy in the coming year." The town of Nantwich is threatened with a water famine if tne dry weather continues. The supply bus diminished to an extent during the jpastfew weeks, and their is only about one month's supply available. At Hartlepool water for manu- facturing purposes is cut off at two o'clock daily, and the bupply threatens to cease eutirely in a fortnight. John M'Kenna Miller was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude at lascow tor killing the two-year-old illegit mate child of his wife. Ptis- 4NJr broke the child's leg with tongs, dashed it on the floor several times, kicked it under the bed, va-I further brutally ill-treated it ecause it could DOt stand on the broken leg. He was originally charged with murder, but the jury brought in a verdict of manslaughter. At Chadwell, near Melton Mowbray, a goat hav- ing attacked a hive of bees, the infuriated insects trot attacked the goat, which took refuge in some tank undergrowth, and then set upon some geese One of which they killed, leaving hundreds of sting3 about the eyes. Two hordes were next at- tacked, and so severely were they punished that the veterinary surgeon declared hat one of them was not likely to recover. A fatal accident occurred at a timber yard at titalybridge. A large log of timber was being iiofsted by means of a crane from a stock of other timbers. Two men were doing the work, and the Jpremansiwyer, was auperintt n lihg. Whilst the log was suspended in the air one of the men named Ifraoce went underneath, when the clips gave way, ..a the log fell on him, killing him instantly. The body was frightfully mutilated. A serious accident occurred on the Midland Sadway, near Barrow-on-Soar, late on Tuesday ht, by which the special express goods train from the South for Manchester was completely wrecked. All went well until wountsorrel function had been reached, when the whole of the agar part of the train left the metals, and was soon .scattered across the road. Altogether twenty waggons quitted the rails, and of these a consider- able proportion were completely wrecked. A sad fatality occurred at Happis burg, Norfolk. A daughter of General Barton, of London was out bathing, and owing to the strong tide which was mmning out^he got into difficulties. Her brother who was on shore, immediately pulled off his coat And plunged into the sea to her assistance He failed to reach her, however, and was himself drowned before help could reach him. The young lady w-is rescued by the coast guard men, who with great difficulty managed to restore anima- tion A letter from Perth, Western Australia, gives A most enthusiastic account of the new gold rush. It appears that every one is certain of making his fortune, and the steamers from Metb urne are Crammed with would-be millionaires. The excite- ment began when Mr Sylvester Browne, the owner of a claim known as Blaney's Find," ar- rived at Melbourne with 6,000 oz. in his possession in the early part of July. No less than 3,000 dig- gers promptly repaired to the Yilgarn district, in which the claim is situated. The friends of a Miss Libbie Jones, who was lbaried at Bluffton, Indiana, the other day, became auspicious regarding the manner of her death, and insisted that the body should be exhumed. When the lid of the coffin had been removed it was found that the body had turned practically over. Besid e thft dead woman lay a new-born child, born in the vo&n after the woman was buried. John Ranch, & married man in whose house Libbie Jones had found employment as a domestic servaut, has been arrested on a charge of murder. Francis J. Bradley, a young man of good family, was committed for trial at Rugeley on several charges of defrauding clergymen. The accused, whose father lives in Southport, has been staying for some time in toe Rugeley district, where he had a number of acquaintances. It is alleged that he made a practice recently of obtaining M Joans of small sums of money from clergymen tIN1 whom he called, introducing himself as a friend someone known to the clergyman, and asking for temporary assistance on the ground that he had left his purse at home. Is BRITISH SPORT DTING OUT? has often been Sk question for discussion, and it is very satisfac- tory to know that a negative answer can be given. The physicial condition of Englishmen has impro- ved during the past half century, and the cause « this satisfactory change is attributed to the better style of living which has been adopted by *11 classes. Men are more temperate, both in eating and drinking, and, above all, the system is Irept in tone, and the blood purified by medicine « sterling worth, such as Holloway's Pills and Ointment. The taste for sport will never die while people use these remedies, which will cure or relieve any complaint, and give strength in place of weakness. A shocking affair is reported from New; Pallas, County Limerick. During a Gaelic football tour- nament William O'Connell, aged 21, one of the players, was assaulted by some members. of the Opposing team, and knocked down. A man then stabbed him through the heart with a knife, causing instant death. No one has been arrested but the police are searching for the assailant from whom O Connell is alleged to have received the fatal wound. A la- ter telegram from Limerick states that the match was being played at Bilboa. O'Connell was playing for the Down team against the Cappamore Club, and it is stated that ØConneU's assailant was a man from ouftside, who rushed in and stabbed him while the game was in progress, death being almost instate tan-
l WALES AND WELSHMEN. j
l WALES AND WELSHMEN. Mr Amos Jones, of Bangor, Las been appointed assistant superintendent for the Prudential Assurance Society in the Shrewsbury and Welsh- pool districts. A Swansea telegram states that three boys, named Tucker, Davies, and another were drowned at Cwmcwila while bathing. Their bodies have been recovered. If the reports with regard to the extraordinary crops of mushrooms in North Wales are to be believed, it will soon be possible, for once in a way, to get something approaching pure ketchup in our hotels and restaurants. As a Cardigan tourist named Evan Williams was coming down Killay-hill, Gower, on his bicycle, he failed to control the machine and dashed into a trap which was going to Gower. He was picked up, and it was discovered that his leg was broken.y^,mmmm^ The outbreak of malignant typhoid fever is spreading at Bagillt, notwithstanding the efforts made by fumigation and the destruction of the bedding and clothing of persons attacked by the disease. The spread of the disease is creating great consternation in the district. With a liberality, financial and otherwise, not always practised by large landowners, the Duke of Westminster has sent a donation of .£50 to- wards the building of a Wesleyan chapel at Holywell. Some time ago he tent a similar donation in aid of the purchase of the freehold rif the chanell I The Rhondda Valley, it is stated, has been the scene during the past week of some remarkable religious services. Colliers have crowded the chapels and united in earnest prayers for the removal of the difficulties which so seriously interfere with their work and with the well-being of their families. Damage to the amount of about JE1,000 was done by a fire which broke out in a draper's shop at Penmaenmawr. It is thought that after one or two more fires have taken place the villagers will perhaps carry out a project often talked about of supplying themselves with a fire brigade. At present they have to depend on the Bangor Fire Brigade for the extinction of their fires. At Rhyl, in common no doubt with other seaside resorts, tradesmen complain of being called to serve upon juries in the height of the holiday season, when all the time at their disposal is needed for their own businesses. The Deputy Coroner of Flintshire (Mr Lloyd) appears to consider the grievance a genuine one, and he promised to do what he could to secure that at this time of the year at least the juries shall be drawn from the leisured classes of the community. A iibei action is likely to al iae out of the recent Treioreat disaster. The driver of the train has instructed a solicitor to take action on his behalr against the Daily Chronicle with respect to state- ments contained in an a tide on the accident. It is contended that the article alleged that the accident was due to the shortness of the curve and excessive speed, and that the excessive speed was attributable to the anxiety of the driver to mike up lost time at Treforest. This was absolutely disproved by the evidence taken at the inquest. An interesting encounter was witnessed at Llanerchymedd (Anglesey) Brewster Sessions over the question of the renewal of the licence of the Ux bridge Arms, Rhosybol, a house which has been licensed for forty years. In a sense it was a dispute between Church and Dissent, as the witnessess for the licence included the vicar, and a chief witness against the renewal was the Calvinistic Methodist minister. Following an example whi h has been set them in several parts of the Principality, the magistrates refused the licence on the ground that there were convictions against the past and present tenants, and that the licence was not required. «
WALES AND THE CENSUS.
WALES AND THE CENSUS. The third volume of the report on the census of England and Wales taken in 1891 has just been issued. The total population of Wales and Monmouthshire is 1,776,405; the number of males being 894 509, and females, 881,096. As there is an excess of nearly a million fem lIes over males in England and Wales, the preponderance of males in Wales and Monmouthshire is remark- able and still more noteworthy is the fact that this preponderance exists because of the large excess of males in Glamorganshire, which has 33,432 more males than females. In nearly every other county the females predominate or the figures are fairly balanced. Early marriage-s prevail in Wales in a. marked degree. Of males there are 423 unmarried and under 20 years of age at the time of the census, and there were eight widowers under 20 years of age. The proportion of married males under 20 is 1 in 2.1J4 in Wales, and in England and Wales 1 in 2,509. Of the females under 20 years of age 2,187 were married, and 10 were widows; a pro- portion of 1 in every 403 of the female population —the number for England and Wales being 1 in 518. The conditions as to marriage of the popula- tion ot Wales and Monmouthshire of all ages is I. fol1()WR Unmarried. Married. Widowed. Males 569,214 292,235 33 iH>0 Females 522,319 292,686 66,891 Agriculture gives employment to 100,218 per- sons of which 9,295 are females of these 42,684 males and 2.990 females are returned as farm labourers and servants, 1,038 are shepherds, and 1,134 are employed in looking after horses. There are 38,411 farmers, 6,076 of them being females. The following tablejshows the population over 10 years of age of both sexes for the several counties, together with the number of persons engaged in agriculture (excluding gardeners and dealers in animals). T 1 population • Employed over 10 years in agriculture. of age. Glamorgan 8,929 518726 Carmarthen 10,078 89,699 Pembroke 8,124 62,241 Cardigan 12,671 67,825 Brecknock 5,962 40,625 Radnor 3,188 13,114 Flint. 2,208 32,531 Montgomery 10,376 51,965 Denbigh 9,187 89.754 Merioneth 6,991 49,804 Carnarvon 9,460 98,551 Anglesey 4,795 26,794 Monmouthshire 8,248 206,034 100,218 1.347,663 2,256 males and 352 females are engaged in the manufacture of woollen cloths, and 569 males and 334 females in the manufacture of flannel. In all the branches of wool and worsted manufacture (excluding dealers), 4,178 persons are employed. In South Wales and Monmouthshire the persons employed are chiefly males; in North Wales, on the contrary, the manufacture of wool and worsted goods is about equally divided between males and females. The principal centres of the manufac- ture are Montgomeryshire and Cardiganshire. The health departments of North Wales cannot be accused of employing too many hands if the census returns are to be relied upon, for in North Wales there are only three persons engaged upon town drainage service, and 14 as wavengers- while there are 24 chimney sweeps in North Wales. Cardiganshire is the most exclusively Welsh county, Merionethshire and Anglesey ranking next. The most English of the Welsh counties are Radnor, Brecknock, and Pembroke-indeed Radnor is almost wholly English, for, with an enumeration of 17,119, only 75 are returned as Welsh-speaking and 924 as bilingual, a very remarkable result, but not difficult to explain on geographical grounds, which also accounts for the fact that Brecknock is largely English. The language return is so important that we give a summary of the result for each county :— I English. Welsh. Bilingual. Monmouth 217,661 9,816 29,748 Glamorganshire 326.481 .142,356 177,726 Carmarthenshire 11,751 63,445 36,937 Pemb, oke-ibire 51,959 13,673 10,804 Cardiganshire 3,979 61,624 17,111 Brecknockshire 34,086 5,228 13,639 Radnorshire 16,270 75 924 Montgomeryshire 31,770 16,414 15,846 Flintshire 12,862 10,484 16,879 Denbighshire 38,310 37,195 35,030 Merionethshire 3,621 45,856 12,023 Carnarvonshire 13.604 78,780 28,330 Anglesey 2,059 26,300 7,201 V A
j IN PARLIAMENT.
j IN PARLIAMENT. MONDAY. In the House of Commons Sir G. Trevelyun, answering Mr Hozier, said the Government did not propose to bring in a Suspensory Bill in regard to the Church of Scotland. Mr Gladstone, replying to the same hon. member, said the Government were inclined to view with favour the Scotch Church Bill which had been introduced by Sir C. Cameron, but, considering the circumstances, they had no intention of proceeding with the Suspensory Bill of which notice was given early in the year. Sir W. Foster informed Mr Macdona that the Medical Officer of Health at Hull had given it as his opinion that the case of alleged Asiatic cholera in that town was merely one of English cholera. The House went into Committee of Supply on the Navy Estimates, and the ship- building policy of the Government was criticised by Lord G. Hamilton. Sir U. Kay-Shuttleworth denied that the Admiralty had been guilty of any delay or of a reversal of the policy of the late Government, and Sir W. Harcourt said the late Government made a great show and made the present Government pay for it. Sir E. Reed called attention to the dangers attending vessels of the Victoria class, and said they were bound to capsize when injured as the Victoria was Sir U. Kay-Shuttleworth promised that full inquiry should be made into the case of the Victoria. In the House of Lords a question put by Lord Stanley of Alderley in reference to certain schools at Holyhead and in Cheshire led the Earl of Kimberley to remark that his Lordship had the Vice-President of the Council on the brain." The intention of the Education Department, added the noble Earl, was to apply the ruleB of the Department with impartiality. TUESDAY. In the House of Commons Mr Campbell- Bannerman was questioned by several hon. mem- bers as to tbe qualifications of the Duke of Connaught for the command at Aldershot, to which he has been appointed. The right hon. gentleman said His Royal Highness had been selected by the Commander-in-Chief by reason of his fitness for the duties and of the fact that he was practically the senior available officer. There were one or two general officers senior to him who in one sense might be available, but they were discharging duties from which it was not desirable that they should be removed. Replying to a question as to the Aberavon boat accident, Mr Mundella said the Board of Trade had no control over pleasure boats let out for hire. Mr Asquith informed Mr Clancy that the reports of medical examinations which had been made of Dr. Gallacghor, a convict at Portland, all agreed that the prisoner exhibited no symptoms of insanity. The time had not come when he could interfere with the sentences passed on John Daly and other treason-felony prisoners. Sir W. Harcourt, reply- ing to Mr Noble, said consideration should be given to the question whether the Local Veto Bill should be made applicable to pleasure steamers at seaside resorts. Mr Buxton, interrogated by Sir E. A. Bartlett, said the Government understood that Mr Rhodes, as representing the British South Africa Company, had informed Sir H. Loch that they were in a position to protect the people under their charge. The Government would not allow any aggressive movement on the part of the Company without the question being first referred to them. The House again went into Committee on the Navy Estimates. In the House of Lords, after a discussion on the closing of the Ladies' Hall at Bangor in connec- tion with the University College of North Wales, the Bishop of Chester moved a. resolution declar- ing that it was desirable that the assent of Her Majesty should be Yo ithheld from the Draft Charter of the proposed University of Wales until such portions of it had been omitted as prevented the inclvsion of St, David's College Lampeter. Lord Aberdare, who presided over the Conferences at which the Charcer was prepared, said nothing would have given him greater pleasure than the inclusion of Lampeter, but he had come to the conclusion that it was not possible at present. If, however, Lampeter was given a liberal consti- tution, it would be impossib e to find any adequate reasons for its exclusion. The Bishop of St. Asaph said a scheme was ready to alter the govern- ment of Lampeter so as to make it more easy to include it in the Welsh University. Lord Knuts- ford pointed out that the Committee of the Privy Council had inserted in. the Charter a special reservation under which the power of" admitting other colleges to the University rested with the Queen. The Ea.rl of Kimberley and the Lord Chancellor defended the decision of the Privy Council Committee but on a division the motion was carried by 41 to 32. WEDNESDAY. Mr Gladstone rose in the House of Commons, amid loud cheers, to move the third reading of the Home Rule Bill. The Prime Minister, who spoke for an hour and five minutes, said experience drawn from any other showed that they were in favour of a division between Imperial and local affairs; indeed the authority of the civilised world as exhibited in permanent literature was with him on this subject. They had spent prac- tically eighty days in discussion on the bill, and two ends bad been secured. They had passed the bill through the House of Commons, leaving available the rest of the session for British legis- lation. These results bad been obtained by the use of the time closure, an evil only to be tolerated to guard against gre it r evil. The Opposition had revealed a great deal of English pluck and fortitude worthy of a better cause; and a very heavy price had been paid for the prolonged debate. The time of the House was the treasure of the people and the Opposition had appropriat- ed a good deal of it, making 938 speeches, occupy- ing 152f hours. Their great object had been to prevent the utilisation of any part of the session for British legislation, but in this intention they had been thwarted by the Government. The pleas of the Opposition were monstrous and hid- eous falsehoods, the bill was complex because it was moderate, and was a sincere attempt to solve the Irish problem. Our treatment of Ireland had stained the escutcheon of England. Much had b >en done in the way of reform and concilation, but the relations between the two countries were far from being an honour to the political genius of England or to her warm and generous heart. He denied that there was a brand on the Irish race; he had faith in their freedom, he was encou raged in his work, and looked upon the passage of the Bill through the House as indicative of an early triumph. Mr Courtney moved that the bill be read that day six months. After several members had spoken the debate was adjourned, and the House rose at twenty minutes to six o'clock. THURSDAY. In the House of Commons, Mr Gladstone an- nounced that the Government had decided to adjourn Parliament at the close of Supply until Thursday, November 2, for the purpose of finishing the business of the session. The debate on the Premiers motion for the third reading of the Home Rule Bill and Mr Courtney's motion for the rejection of the measure was resumed. The Attor- ney General said the Duke of Devonshire had said in Yorkshire that this bill would be rejected in the House of Lords because it had not been sufficient- ly discussed in the House of Commons. He (Sir C. Russell) repudiated this right to introduce a new doctrine which meant interference with mat. ters which were in tie judgement and control of the House of Commons. Sir H. James said he thought the House of Lords knew that its duty to say that before a measure passed into law it should have the sanction of the people and also of the House of Commons, and that that House should have deliberated on every detail. Mr Justin M'Carthy was speaking when the hour for the adjournment of the debate arrived. The House of Lords by 50 votes to 27 determin- ed to insist on their amendment—disagreed with by the House of Commons-striking the better- ment clause out of London County Council's Street Improvemnts Bill. FRIDAY. In the House of Commons the Under Secretary for War wai farther interrogated in reference to the appointment of the Duke of Connaught to the command at Aldershot. and he stated that Lord Roberts was not eligible for the office because his appointment would have been derogatory to the dignity of the important poet he had held in India, though he believed that his Lordship would bave been willing to aocept it. The right hon. gentleman, being asked by Mr Vincent a quMtion about the prevalence of distreaa in the country, assured hut pauperism wa much lest- in preport on to the popu- latiod. than at any pr s period of our history, an3 deprecated the maki'isr of sngg'-stione which, in liis opinion, only did hai-m to the labouring c a?.-es. The debate on the Home ule Bill was re-umed f y Mr Justiu McCarthy, who ld he hd no liesitati n in declaring, on behalf of his colleagues and the lrtlh people, that they accepted this bill with a cordial welcome. It would be the closing point in the great agitation which had been going on ever since the Union. Mr Chamberlain followed. He said the Unionist party held that a fair issue bad never been put before the people. Did any sensible man doubt that what Mr Redmond had said in his significant and remarkable speech was believed and felt by the great majority of the most active element in Irish politics in England and in America ? It was certain that once the fulcrum had been obtained pressure would be brought to bear upon Ministry after Minis- try until at last someone waq found weak enough or base enough to yield to the demands made. He was not bo certain as some that we should ever see the bill or its like again he was convinced that the British people would give the policy embodied in the bill its deatb.blow on the first opportunity. Sir E. Grey next spoke in support of the bill. Replying to the argument that Parliament had no mandate for the measure because other questions were before the country, he said a pretty mess they would make of legislation if that idea was carried out. Scotland could not have Disestablishnent because Ireland want- ed Home Rule. Ireland could not have Home Rule be- cause Wales wanted Disestablishment. Mr Balfour and Mr Morley took part in the debate about midnight. Then the division took place. The numbers were for the third reading, 301: against 267 Government maj- ority 34. The Bill was then read a third time amid cheers.
THE POLITICAL WORLD.
THE POLITICAL WORLD. Mr R. M'Kenna, barrister, of London, has been selected as the Liberal candidate for North Mon- mouth. Mr T. P. Price, M.P., the sitting member, intends to retire at the next election. THE BOMB SECRETARY delivered a brisk speech at Althorp. He reviewed and justified the pro- ceedings of the Government in the House of Com- mons, and, referring to the fate which is already predicted for the Home Rule Bill, said that no Ministry had ever appealed to the country on a vote of the Upper House, and the present Cabinet were not going to be the first to set an example. The Government intended in the autumn sittings to deal with British legislation-the Employers' Liability Bill, the Parish Councils Bill, and a Welsh Disestablishment Bill being measures which they determined to pass through the House of Commons. Whatever the House of Lords might do, the Government would not dissolve Parliament until the mission which they had received from the people was accomplished. MR JOHN MORLEY, speaking at Newcastle on Saturday, dwelt on the question of obstruction, and, replying to the allegation that the Home Rul* Bill had been inadequately discussed, said that by the end of the next week eighty-two days would have been devoted to the Bill. He divided the question into nine important heads, upon some of which debate had been lavish and upon nearly all inadequate. If in some cases it had been insufficient, it was due to the was, e of time by the Opposition, whose object was to destroy, not to improve the Bill. Mr Morley said the Government wauld proceed with the reforms em- bodied in the Newcastle programme. They had given pledges that they would do what they could —and they believed they could do much—to shake off from Wales the yoke of an unnational, he might sayan anti-national Church. The reference to Welsh Disestablishment was received with loud applause. THE BISHOPS AGAIN.—T^e House of Lords has by a majority of nine condemned the Welsh University scheme. It was entirely the doing of the bishops; they bore the brunt of the debate against the Charter, it was their vote that deter- mined the issue. The only lay support they got in the discussion was from Lord Cranbrook, a nobleman who has always been regarded as dominated by the narrowest ecclesiastical influ- ences.' Lord Knutsfoid, Tory and Churchman though he be, exerted the whole of his influence on behalf of the Government; but he has always taken an enlightened view of educational ques- tions. and has consistently declined to be domied by the episcopal bench. He saved the Carnarvonshire Intermediate School Scheme from destruction, and he did his utmost to persuade the Tory peers into reason, all to no purpose. THK ATTACK ON THE WELSH UNIVERSITY CHARTER.—The special features of the discussion on the Charter were the excellent speech de- livered by Mr Brynmor Jones, < he thrashing ad- ministered by Mr Kenyon to his friend from Shropshire, the admirable tactics of Mr Acland, and the collapse of Mr Bryn Roberts. It was a hard task that the member for Eifion had set him- self, and bis audience unfortunately for him, was thoroughly unsympathetic; and although he plodded determinedly on he never once made an impression. Mr David Thomas, by way of second- ing his friend's notion, merely raised his hat. Mr Brynmor Jones, as honorary counsel to the pro- moters of the charter, had all his points at first haod, and commanded the close attention of the: House. Mr Stanley Leighton's speech gave Mr Kenyon his opening. For a long time, as I have often pointed out, the Shropshire member has posed as the exponent of Welsh Conservatism. Last niijht he was utterly given away by the Conservative member for the Denbigh Boroughs, to the evident delight of the whole house. Mr Kenyon never spoke better, and his warm advo- cacy of Welsh eductional claims, and especially his spirited defence of Lord Aberdare, were warmly applauded. It was a sorrowful party that watched the close of the debate under the gallery where the Principal of Lampeter, the Warder of Llandovery, and Dr. R. D. Roberts saw their attempts at opposition completely frustrated. Close by sat Dr. Isambard Owen, seeing all but the final crowning touch given to the edifice at which he has so faithfully laboured. THE OLD MAN'S PERORATION'-On the third reading of the Home Rule Bill, Mr Gladstone concluded his speech in these words: In my opinion, and I think in the general opirion of those who have treated and examined the ques- tion, the history of Ireland has implanted an in- veterate stain,by no means as yet fully washed out, upon the honour, and escutcheon, of England. At any rate I will put the case as between England and Ireland upon the footing which I think will hardly be disputed, that the state of those rela- tions, the estrangement of the vust majority from the present institutions, the exaggerated, as I believe, indeed fictitious, but still, I am bound to admit, sincere apprehension of what is called the loyal minority—the whole facts of the case show that the state of those relations between England and Ireland, even taking it at the present day, when I joyfully admit that by good legislation from time to time, which has been done in the way of correction of reform and of real conciliation the condition of those relations is far from being to the honour either of ^he splendid political genius of England or to her warm and generous heart (hear, hear). There is a great necessity before us, and I know not what quarter except in the quarter which we have endeavoured to probe the materials 'for meeting is it to be found. We repel those charges. We deny that the brand of in- capacity has been laid by the Almighty on a par- ticular and noted branch of our race, when every other branch of that race has displayed in the sub- ject matter a capability and has attained a suc- loess which is an example to the world. We deny that that brand has been placed upon the Irish race (hear, hear). We have faith in national liberty, and we have faith in its efficacy as an instrument of national education. We believe the experience widespread over a vast field hardly to be traversed at every point en- courages ui in ur work, and finally we feel that the passing of this great measure through the House of Commons after so many days' debate will and must constitute the greatest among all the steps that have hitherto been achieved to- wards the attainment of its certain and its early triumph.The right hon. gentleman, who spoke for an hour and five minutes, resumed his seat amid lead and protracted cheering.
IT e IALWAYSI | HAS!e| ERIT e LY I ALWAYS BW| WINS! HKXBYand ANN BRIGHT, hon. superintes-denls of the North London Home for aged Christian Blind Women, say that St. Jacobs Oil has proved unfailing; that rheumatism and neuralgia have in every case been removed by using the Oil. and many oid Indies some of them ninety years old, instead of tossinabollt in agony, H now enjoy good nights' rest through □ its infiii eitcu." I Mr. N. PRICE, of 14. Tabernacle- I square, Finsbury, KC, said:—"My 9 wrist, that I had sprained two years H lmfore, and whi"h had given me pain I without intermission, yielded like S nvuuc to thu application of St. Jacobs a Oil.* Mr. J. CLATtK of 21, Sonth Island- place, Brixton-road, I-ondon, said:- Although I was not able to rise from a sitting position without the aid of a chair, I was able to stand and walk after the application of St. Jacobs Oil." Mr. J. WTI.KIXSOX, 88. Bentham- road. South Hackney, suffered from rheumatism in Irs feet and legs for twenty years. The contents of one bottia of St Jacobs Oil drove away all pun, and brought about an effectual cure. ROBERT GEORGE WATTS, M.A.. M.D., M.R.C.S. of Albion Hoase, Quadrant-road, Canonbury, N., -aid:I cannot refrain from testifying to the very great efficacy of St. Jacobs Oil in all cases of chronic rheumatism, sciatica, and nenralgia" Rev. EDWARD SINOLKTON, M A-. 30, lioumerue-road, Streatham, said:—"St Jacobs Oil removed all pain directly Rev W. J.C AULTTELD BROWNE M A., rector, Kittsford Rectory, said My parishioners, npon mv recom- mendation, use St. Jacobs Oil." Mr. E J. fEUSEY. Brixton-rise, l/imlon, wan_treated for sciatica by eminent medical gentlemen in private practice and in the Convalescents' Home, Bexhill on the Sea. near practice and in the Convalescents' Home, Bexhill on the Sea. near London. He obtained no relief, bat the contents of one bottle of St. Jacobs Oil practically cored him. IT CD ALWAYS WlLLje I CURE FITS! AND TO PROVE IT T will GIVE A BOTTLE of my Remedy for Nothing, M JL that Sufferers may have an opportunity of testing th« truth of what I fearlessly state." Because others have Uled to curr you is no reason whyjro* should continue to suffer. Send at oAue for my TREATISE and a FREE BOTTLE of mcdictM. It costs yon nothing for a trial, aad IT WILL CURE! Address > Mr. B. U. ItOOT. BM. BaAMghGu4m, Bus too Road. LONDON. N.W ALF-PRICE.-An excellent English made Piano. -LjL forte, full oompaea, sweet tone, neat eve, in good condition. Has been out on hire. Call and see it at PHILLIPS & SON'S Music Ware- house, 19. 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