,0:, J I 'Pattr q I "HALF-HANGED MAGGIE. ) (A FACT.) I N ear by the city Edinburgh Doth stand a smaller town, Which bears the name of Mussulburgh, Though not of much renown. And there a many years ago A child was cruelly drown'd Twas where the River Esk doth flow The little corpse was found. A woman for the crime was tried Margaret Dixon was her name, And through the country far and wide Was spread her wicked fame. The court her case did truly try, And then the judge did say— U Margaret, you on gallows high The penalty must pay." And she was taken to the place Where gallows grim was built, And placed within a rope's embrace To expiate her guilt. And there the lawful time she hung Till dead she seemed to be Then down was cut and reckless flung The senseless Maggie D. And in a coffin they did lay The wretched woman's form, To carry in a careless way And bury all forlorn. But as the men went on their way Their hearts began to sink They left a lad outside to stay While they went in to drink. I While they all went into a house That was the toll-bar near, And with whiskey did carouse Their spirits low to cheer. And there they drank—a jelly lot- As undertakers will; Their load of death they quite forgot, As whiskey did them fill. When suddenly the lad rushed in, With face as pale as death He glared at them, they gazed at him, And all did hold their breath. At length the lad his speech did find And to the men he said— "I heard Maggie in her coffin move I'm sure she isn't dead The men crept out in curious fright, Each willing to be last, And soon they found the lad was right, Her life had not yet passed. For they had placed her on her back With face turned to the sky But Maggie in her narrow box Now on her face did lie. And as the men more bold did grow 'f They took her from her coffin. And rubbed and poured strong whiskey in Till Maggie soon was coughing. As Maggie coughed the men did chaff And all were whiskey quaffing But when, at last, the dead did laugh They almost died with laughing. While Maggie proved she was no ghost, Although with spirit filled But up she rose and gave the toast— Here's long life to the killed Most furiously was spent that night In drinking, singing, dancing; The moon revealed a wicked sight When through the windows glancing. They danced and sang till morning's light Woke up another day The sun shone from his lofty height, But they in slumber lay. At length they rose and homeward rode, The living and the dead, That would have been had not their load To whiskey shop been led. And long in Mussulburgh did dwell This mark of hangman's fault She two sons bore, a fact known well, And got her bread by salt. But Mussulburgh no more they'd trust Te do the people's hanging; Now for his fate the murderer must To Edinburgh go ganging. To find a moral in this tale Is rather hard, I'm thinking It simply shows how death did fail u Through wicked whiskey drinking. Cardiff. GEO. WHITTICK.
2?arifttes auti literarq (Extracts. Why are handcuffs like guide-books ?—Because they are made for two wrists. Love is described as very much like a Scoth plaid—'all stuff,, and much crossed. 8HOULD BE A CONTRABAND TRADE.—Selling one's friends. CLERICAL ERRORS.—Three-quarters of an hour ser- mons. A SLOW MATCH.—The marriage of a couple after a courtship of eleven years. FAMILY Cos.—What's the difference between my mother's brother and my mother's sister?—One's my uncle and the other arn't (avnt). 4 Smafl thanks to you,' said a plaintiff to one of his itnesses, .or wiiat said in this ease' Ah. sir,' :A tba tKTuocious witness, hut just think of what I didn't I REALITIES —A person being asked what was meant by the 'realities of life,' answered, 'Real estate, real money, and a real good dinner, none of which could be realised without real hard work.' If you can't keep awake without,' said a preacher to one of his hearers, when you feel drowsy, why don't you take a pinch of anun'?'—' I think,' was the shrewd reply, the snuff should be put in the sermon In Mohammedan countries, pilgrims who have be n to Mecca are distinguished by green turbans, and have cer- tain religious privileges, but are so apt to presume on their piety that it has become a proverb, If a man has been to Mecca once, watch him if twice, do not trust him; if three times, move out of his neighbourhood A man was brought before a certain Alderman, on a charge of vagrancy. 'What countryman are you?' in- quired the Alderman.— An Irishman, please your honour,' was the reply. The A lderman asked. 'Were you ever at sea ?' Come, your honour answered Paddy, d'ye think I crossed from Dublin in a wheelbarrow?' It was long before the day of School Boards when a man sent a note to a rich neighbour with whom he was on friendly terms, to borrow an ass for a few hours. The worthy old man was no scholar, and happened to have a guest sitting with him at the time, to whom he did not wish to expose his ignorance. Opening the note, and pretending to read it. he reflected a moment, and turned to the servant. Very good,' said he: tell your master I'll come myself presently.' A man who had won a fat turkey in a Christmas Goose Club, and whose pious wife was very inquisitive about the method of obtaining the poultry, satisfied her at last by the remark, that the Shakers' gave it to him. There was a rule in an old debating society which might be advantageously recommended to some of our modem ones—' That any gentleman wishing to speak the whole evening should have a room to himself.' An English farmer was thus accosted by his land- lord -John, I am going to raise your rent.'—John re- plied, Sir, I am greatly obliged to you, for I cannot raise it myself A pretty Irish housemaid crot married the other day. I hear that you are going to Australia with your hus- band, Kitty,' said her mistress. Are you not afraid of such a long, dangerous voyage 1 Well, ma'am, that is bis look out. I belong to him now, an' if anything hap- pens to me, sure it'll be his loss, not mine.'
GARDENING FOR THE WEEK. All plants requiring protection during winter should be safe under cover by this. Where they are still exposed, the rough weather we have lately had should remind amateurs that the matter must have immediate attentiou before it is too late The pots should stand on a bard bottom ef coal ashes, and be covered up to their rims with cocoa-nut fibre refuse, or some other suitable mate- rial. The roots will then stand much less chance of being injured by severe weather, worms will not find their way into the pots, and it will not be necessary to give much water to the plants indeed, under any cir- cumstances water must be sparingly given, and only on fine mild mornings. Herbaceous perennials, such as lynchnis, phlox, poeoniea, iris, hollyhocks, &c., may be planted, or, where thev have been long established, taken up, divided, and replanted where it is desired they shall flower next sea- son. The plants should be arranged according to their colour, height, and time of flowering, and the result will be an appearance of regularity and continued flowering through the season. Rose trees may now be planted indeed, the present is the most favourable time for the work, and as we cannot imagine anyone not desiring to have roses in his or her garden, it is quite worth while to take any amount of trouble to have the queen of the garden in perfection, and, if possible in profusion. Where the briar will assert itself, it is a good plan to lift standard rose-trees at this time of the year, for it is then an easy matter to prune and remove all decaying roots, and cut away all suckers. The hole in which the rose tree is to be planted should be of a size sufficiently large to admit of the roots being well spread out-there should be no cramping—before the soil is put in upon them. The soil most suitable is a rich, strong loam, but the rose is accommodatintr and will erow verv .11 any garden ground. Should the soil, however, be poor a couple of spadesful of well-rotted manure mixed up well with the soil when the tree is planted will be all that is required. In planting, care should be taken to keep the collar-that is the part just above the roots-on a level with the surface of the surrounding soil. Among deciduous trees of the shrubbery care should be taken to intersperse evergreens at the time of laying out the ground, In the summer they form an excellent background for the flowering plants that occupy the front of the borders, and in the winter they diffuse an aspect of freshness and cheerfulness to the whole garden. j While on the subject of shrubbery planting, we would again sllggest--as we did some years ago-an improve- ment on the oil-fashioned plan of confining the list of shrubbery plants to deciduous ornamental trees and ever- greens only, and suggest that among these subjects fruit trees, whioh are not only useful but highly ornamental, should be freely used. When evergreens are employed to fill the beds left va cant by the removal of summer plants, they should be as much as possible of a spreading habit, and of as bright a tint as possible in the foliage. Those which bear bright berries and retain them through the winter are, of course, to be preferred. The indoor garden, whether of the limited area of a sunny window or good-sized greenhouse, now requires attention. Great care should be taken not to give the plants too much water during cold weather where there is no ifre. Plants grown in rooms require a double amount of care and attention, as the continual fires dry the atmosphere, and more or leK cover the ( plants with dust, which will not only mar their beauty but destroy them altogether, if their foliage be not kept clean by frequent syringing, or, where there is no conve- nience for this, washing with a sponge and water. Where the leaves are of a smooth, glossy nature, like those of the indiarubber, the operation is easy in the extreme. ROSRS IN POTS.—Roses in Pots for forcing should be pruned and as much of the old soil taken off the top of the balls as can be done conveniently, and some stiff loam and manure, in about equal proportions, used to fill up, ramming it down firmly. Any plants that are pot bound may have a shift into a pot two sizes larger. The roses should be pruned at the same time, thinning out the weakly shoots and shortening back the stronger lfowering wood variously, according to strength in the case of shoots of moderate strength, leaving four or five inches of young wood; the strongest may be left an inch or two longer. At all times when pruning, the shape of the pi nt. must be considered. As a rule the mot perfect shape for a rose bush is a cone or pyramid. This is the best season for potting roses from the borders to flower in spring, but they will not bear forcing so well as estab- lished plants. They may be pruned and when potted be plunged in coal ashes in a cold pit if possible. If in the open air, dry, fern must be strewed among the plants to cover the pots two or th ? e? aches deep, before the frost comes. Daises and all kinds of flw r. to blossom in the winter or spring may be planted now.
A telegram has been received from the Chinese Government applying for .500,000- feet of space at the International Fisheries Exhibition. A clerk named llobison, who pleaded guilty it Oxford Assizes to robbery at Oxford post office, lias been sentenced to five years penal servitude. It is now decided that a canal shall be con- structed along the river Maine fron Frankfort to Mayence. jEAK LUIE AND HIS DOCUMENTS.—The following reply has been received by Jean Luie to a letter to the Premier, complaining that important documents belonging to him had been confiscated by the Treasury, and asking Mr Gladstone to render him legal assistance to obtaiu such documents: 10,' Downing-street, Whitehall, Nov. 3, 1882. Sir. In reply to your letter of the 30th ult., I am directed by Mr Gladstone to express his regret that ho cannot give the judicial aid which you seek, or enter in any way into the merits of the case.—I am, Sir, your obedient servant, LEVESON-GOWEB." KAY'S COMPOUND.-Asthm, and Bronchitis are immo- di<tteiyrelif?edbyit doll! by Cbemiôk 497 |
ANOTHER ALARMING COLLIERY ACCI-I DENT. A-n accident, which for about four-and«tweaty hourd caused much alarm and excitement through- out the steam-eoat district of East Northumberland, occurred on Friday afternoon at East holywell Colliery, which is atnated about eight miles in a north-easterly direction from Newcastle-on-Tyne, and is not far from the scene of the Hartley disaster ot Jauuaiy, 1862. About 500 men and 1))ys are regularly employed on the colliory. There are generally about 200 employed on each shift, and on Friday morning so nothing like that number descended, the lads going in about seven o'clock and the hewers three hours later. All went well until the afternoon, when one of the cages drawing ooals up the shaft got out of the slides and came in contact with that which was descending with empty tubs, causing a complete block.. Opera- tions in the mine were stopped, and the whole of the men and lads, who should have left their work between five and six o'clock, were imprisoned by the obstruction. News of the mis- hap spread quickly, and the farther it went the more the danger to the immured miners w is magnified; but in Newcastle nothing was known about it until Friday afteinoon, and a few hours afterwards it was reported on good authority that all ground for fear was removed. At sunset on Friday large crowds had congregated around the pit heap, including many persons of all ages and both sexei who bad .relatives shut up below. Mr. Gibson, the manager, and other officials of the colliery, who had been summoned as soon as the nature of the accident was guessed at by the men employed at bank, immediately commenced opera- tions for clearing the shaft. In the evening they were joined by Mr. Richardson, of Backworth, head viewer of the colliery, and as it had been found impossible up to that time to got the block removed, a successful attempt was made to pass a supply of victuals down to the men and youths through an aperture that had been formed. By this means also communi- cation was established, and it was soon made known that all were in safety. This gave great satisfaction to the wearied watchers on and around the pit heap. Most of the relatives of the imprisoned men and lads, however, refused to leave, and remained standing about all night and through- out Saturday afternoon, when th otlicials and work- men reported to those at bank that they had removed a portion of the obstruction. It was thought pos- sible to bring the men up by what is known as the "kibble" system; but it was considered safer to get the slides and other shafting gear in order and bring them up in the ordinary manner by the cage. The work was prosecuted with a will, and by one o'clock on Saturday afternoon the first batch of the men were brought to the surface. The others followed at intervals, and by two o'clock they had all been got out in safety. The lads had been shut up in the pit for about thirty hours and the men twenty-seven hours, the only inconvenience they felt being the intense cold.
Cardinal M'Cabe, in a Pastoral read on Sunday in the Roman Catholic Churches, gave some details respecting the new Catholic University of Ireland, and denounced the attempt of the National League to get boya into political clubs dignified with the name ef "Readini:'fooms for the study of Irish history," as calculated to develope a generation of precocious politicians and uncon- trollable voutha."
ATTEMPT TO MURDER MR. JUSTICE I LAWSON. We learn from Dublin that Mr. Justice Lawson had evidently a narrow escape from assassination on Saturday evening. His Lordship has for a long time past, but more especially since the late Dublin Commission trials, and the severe comment about him in certain newspapers, never gone out of doors without being protected by policemen in plain clothes. The Judge has received a large number oi threatening letters, and it is alleged that a secret organisation has condemned him to be shot. On Saturday evening he left his house in Merrion Street about half-past five o'clock, intending to make a call at the Kildare Street Club on his way to the King's Inn, where he was to preside at the dinner. He was followed at a distance of a few yards by two constables of the B division, and on the opposite side of the street walked two army pensioners, Darker and Corporal M'Donnell, these being what are known as constables in aid, supplied by the Government for protection duty. The Judge came along by Merrion Square, and turned into Clare Street, the relative positions ing- observed by the constables charged with his safety. Nassau street is a continuation of Clare Street, and the en- trance to the Kildare Street Club is but a oouple of yards off that thoroughfare. The wall of Trinity College Park runa. along the northern side of the street the whole length of Nassau Street, and it was on that side the two constables in aid were walking and keeping in view Judge Lawson, who was going on the southern side of the street next the houses. Just as they passed on to the crossing from Clare Street into College Street, and were approaching the College railings, Corporal M'Donnell observed a man, about thirty- five years of age, apparently an artisan, who, in endeavouring to pass him somewhat quickly, jostled against him. The fellow said to the constable, It is all right." M'Donnell thought there was something suspicious about his manner, and walked nearly beside him all the time, closely scrutinising him. As that portion of the footpath facing the Kildare Street Club was reached the man crossed the street right in front of the club windows, and was about turning back to meet the Judge, who was only a few yards off. When he was crossing the street, M'Donnell noticed the butt of a revolver sticking out of the inner breast poeket of his coat. In an instant he rushed after the man, shouting Here is a fellow with a re- volver." He knocked the man down, and a struggle ensued for the revolver, whieh M'Donnell at once seized, and obtained after a violent effort, the back of his hand being cut in the tussle. The revolver proved to be a remarkably large six-chambered one, fully loaded, and of the exact pattern of those picked up in the house in Dorset Street where M'Mahou was shot some time ago. It is extraor- dinary the pistol did not go off in the struggle. The other constables immediately sprang forward to the assistance of their comrade, and Judge Law- son witnessed the prisoner being secured. The man was then taken on a car and driven to College Street Police Station, but while on the way he endeavoured to got rid of a dozen cartridges which he had rolled up in a piece of paper in his pocket One of the policemen, however, detected him as he was trying to drop the parcel off the oar. The Judge pro- ceeded, apparently quite unconcerned, to the King's Inn. The prisoner was detained at College Street Station. He gave the name of Corrigan, but refused to give an address. In a short time a number of de- tectives arrived, and they at once declared that he had given a false name, and stated that they knew him well, as he had been in the habit of reporting himself at their office as a returned convict. He is a carpenter by trade, and was, it is said, in the year 1870 sentenced to five years' penal servitude for robbing a lady at Portobello, near Rathmines, Dublin, and on the same occasion endeavouring to shoot, with a revolver, a gentleman who came to the lady's assistance. He is married and lives in the city. The detectives made a search of his house at night, and state they found nothing to incriminaie the prisoner. Their assertion, however, in that re- gard must be taken with reserve, for they appear to consider the arrest of the man under such circum- stances as highly corroborltive of their suspicions regarding him in another very important affair. it is believed his capture will lead to several arrests. At two o'clock on Sunday the charge was formally entered. The man's real name is Patrick Delaney, house carpenter, residing at 131, Cork Street. The charge is that the accused on Saturday evening, in Leitister Street, followed Mr. Justice Lawson, rustied up in front of him, seized a loaded revolver which he had in his breast pocket, with intent to shoot t Ie Judge, and thereby feloniously attempted to discharge the caid re- volver at the Judge with intent to murder. The Lord Lieutenant came from the Viceregal Lodge to the Cistle on Sunday morning, and was present when the Law Officers were discussing the subject. His Excellency sent Mr. Hamilton, the Under Secretary, on Sunday morning officially to con- gratulate Judge Lawson upon his escape. The Lord Lieutenan and Countess Spencer, after church on Sunday, also paid a visit to Judge Lawson. at his residence in Fitzwilliam Street, and congratu- lated him upon his narrow escape. The prisoner is believed to belong to the Fenian organisation, and it is stated that others besidaii himself were en- gaged to carry out the assassination, for an attempt was made to stop a tramoar, so that in the oon- fusion which followed the prisoner might have had j an opportunity of escaping.
I POLLUTION OF RIVERS. On Saturday Mr. Beits, of Brent Lodge, Hauwell, was oBllIUUlonod before the Brentford magistrates, at the instance of the Thames Con- servancy Board, for causing foul matter to flow into the liiver Brent, within ten miles of the Thames. Mr. Payne, solicitor to the Thames Con- servancy Board, called evidence showing that the defendant had been served with notice to cease polluting the stream, but that he had failed to comply with it, a sample of the water taken from the river noar Brent Lodge, on September 21 last, being described by Mr. Wigner, the board's analyst, as offensive and polluting liquid, quite unfit to run into the Thames or any of its tribu- taries. Defendant asserted that the sample of liquid that had been analysed did not come from his premises, but the bench were satisfied that it did, and fined him jE5, and 10s. in respect of every day that the nuisance was allowed to continue.
The amount realised by pictures sold from the Liverpool Autumn Exhibition exceeds £ 6,000. Her Majesty will hold a review of troops returned from Egypt on Saturday at noon on the Horse Guards Parade. ANOTHER WILD BEAST FIGRT.-On Sunday night, whilst Edmonds's (alias Wombwell's) mena- gerie was in Wolverhampton, a female Abyssinian hyaena, having two cubs, gnawed through the wooden I partition which separated her from three wolves, and a fierce fight ensued. When discovered by the keepers, the foot of one wolf was bitten off, another was badly injured, and the hytena herself was wounded. One wolf will probably have to be killed. It was in this menagerie that on Wednesday a fatal fight between hyaenas occurred. Delmonica, the coloured lion tamer, himself admits that it is impossible to permanently tame hyaenas liKPRKSE NT AXIOM" OF PRESTON.-On Satur- day afternoon the Conservative executive selected r. R. W. HaD bury, formerly M.P. for North Staffordshire, to contest the representation of Preston as the candidate of the party. There Wes some feeling phown at the meeting, and a body of the Conservative working meu representatives, feeling themselves insulted, left the room. In the evening l-fr. Hanbury issupd his address, and ah,) delivered a speech at the Bull Hotel, accusing the Government of having violated its pledges, belied its own action, and pursued a ruinous policy at home and abroad. He characterised Mr. Gladstone aa a political conjuror and mountebank. A vote assuring him of support was carried. Mr. Tomlinson, the working men's Conservative candidate, is working bard. No Liberal is yet brought out. KAY'S COMPOUND for Colds and Coughs, oures ninecasL out?ftnn So!? ?v Chemists. t7:?
SOLDIERS' BANQUETS. Without having the smallest desire to check the demonstrations of appreciation of the Services of the home-returning troops which are just now universal, it would be well that those who are taking the initiative in organising dinners and entertainments should bear in mind that there is some little risk attached to plying large bodies of men, be they soldiers or civilians, with as much drink as the liberality of the sub- scribers to dinner funds may afford We use the word risk advisedly. The entertain- ments that were given to the Life Guards, albeit that plenty of wine was provided, and no doubt was consumed, were conducted in an orderly manner. The troopers may not have been in a position to march home with the pre- cision of Foot Guardsmen passing the saluting point on the occasion of the Queen's Birthday parade, but there was, we believe, no regretable incident in connection with either of the din- ners to which we refer. But there was just a risk that the proceedings of a few hilarious spirits might culminate in a breach of disci- pline, and it spoke well for the Life Guardsmen that any such climax, which would have been excusable no doubt, was avoided. But as the numbers present at a soldiers' dinner increase, the chances of the more unruly spirits with the weaker hepds becoming noisy increase likewise, and it would be desirable, therefore, if enter- tainments-are to be given to the regiments re- turning from Egypt, that it should be impressed upon the men that they owe it to the honour of their respective corps not to get tipsy. Hitherto the conduct of the men at these gatherings has been excellent, and it may be that there is no need for counselling moderation to the soldiers for whom banquets are yet in store but it is as well that the soldiers in whose honour these en- tertainments are given should bargain with themselves before they sit down to dinner that they may drink as much champagne as is good for them-but no more-and that, in whatever light they may regard the act of occasional tipsiness, this is an occasion on which modera- tion should be carefully observed. We admit that we are preaching without a text. The dinners that have as yet taken place have been conducted as decorously as need be. But more prudent men than soldiers are sometimes tempted to drink more wine than they should, and we cannot be wrong in counselling indi- vidual moderation at these great military feasts. When 500 men are subjected to a temptation to which they are unaccustomed, it is not out of the order of things that some should suc- cumb but every soldier should' bear in mind that at these regimental banquets it is his per- sonal duty to be temperate, not only because capital would be made out of any indiscretion he might commit, but because a very small cause might do much to detract from the pres- tige which the conduct of the troops in Egypt has gained for the rank-and-file of the Service. -Broad Arrow.
I GUY FAWKES DAY. The celebrations of the 5th of November were brought to a close on Monday. On both days a con- siderable number of guys were paraded through the streets, the effigy of Arabi Pasha being most prominent. The rain, however,, considerably inter- fered with the celebrations on Monday. The cele- bration of the Hampstead Bonfire Club came off with great success at Hampstead Heath, notwithstanding the heavy rain. Trains, omnibuses, and tram-cars brought crowds of men, women, and children, and pedestrians arrived in shoFtla.-At Croydon a dis- orderly mob several thousand strong assembled in the streets and indulged in the usual vagaries.—In Lewes the processions were as numerous and as gorgeous as ever. There were the usual noisy and discordant bands. Effigies of Guy Fawkes and the Pope were stuffed with fireworks and blown to pieces Arabi Pasha was similarly treated.—At Exeter the celebrations were on a more than usually elaborate scale, but were marred by the rain. A procession, headed by a band, was formed, and proceeded to the cathedral-yard, where an enormous bonfire was lighted, and the exterior of the cathedral was illumi. nated with coloured fire.-At Colchester a serious disturbance took place. Large crowds of roughs paraded the streets, letting off fireworks, singing doggerel verses, and breaking windows and lamps. The rectory of St. Mary Magdalene was a special object of attack. Many arrests were made.—Tbe celebrations at Luton attracted hundreds of spectators from the surrounding towns and •tillages. A torch- light procession went the round" of the town, the masqueraders mustering in great force. Among the persons represeneed were Peter the Great, Robin Hood, Arabi Pasha, Mephistopheles, Sir Garnet W olseley, and Dick Turpin.
TURNIPS AND JAm.-According. to the correspondent of a trade journal, it is a mistake to suppose that fruit is absolutely necessary to the manufacture of preserves. He describes a visit to a large jam-producing factory, in which he found that the work was being bravely carried on without the aid of fruit at all. Jams of various kinds were being produced before his eyes-currant, plum, apricot, strawberry, raspberry, and gooseberry. Yet neither currant, plum, strawberry, apricot, raspberry, nor gooseberry was in the building. Turnips served the purposes of the fruit. The flavouring matter was extracted from coaltar, and the resemblance to rasp- berry and strawberry jam was further produced by mixing the boiling compound with small seeds of some cheap innocuous herb. A common form of sugar is used, and this is the only honest ingredient of the mess. These preserves are offered as made from "this season's fruit." Holloway's Pills.-There is nothing in the whole Materia Medica which can surpass these Medicaments for the certainty of their action in lumbago, sciatica, tic doloreux, and all flying or settled pains in the nerves, muscles and sinews. Diseases of this nature originate in bad blood and depraved humours, and until these are corrected, there can be no permanent cure. The ordinary remedies only afford temporary relief, and in the end the sufferer is as bad as ever Holloway's Ointment pene- trates the human system as salt penetrates meat, and the Pills greatly assist and accelerate its operation by clearing away all obstructions, and giving tone to the system generally. The prophylactic virtues of Holloway's remedies stand unrivalled. MEMORIALS FROM DOCKYARD WORKMEN.—A ques- tion about dockyard grievances was put by Captain Price, R.N., on Tuesday, 7th November. He asked whether Mr Campbell-Bannerman was aware that his predecessor in office, on the 28th June, 1880, while deprecating any discussion of dockyard grievances in the House of Commons, promised that the Board of Admiralty would themselves hear what the various classes of workmen had to say on the occasion of their annual visits to the dockyards whether the Admiralty had fulfilled, or intended to fulfil, that promise; whether, on that occasion, as on all subsequent visits, the Admiraltv neremntorilv refused to hear what. fhf representatives of the various classes had to say and was this polioy to be continued. The Secretary to the Admiralty thus answered:—" It is considered that there would be some inconvenience if it were accepted as a rule that the Board of Admiralty, on the occasion of their annual formal visit to the dockyards, should receive various classes of workmeJl. But no doubt, in some instances, a personal statement of facts is desi- rable in order that the Board may fully appreciate the case supmitted to them and there is no wish to ex- clude the men from this advantage. I have promised to the House that in the course of the recess I would, together with my hon. colleague, examine into the representations contained in the memorials which have been forwarded in the usual way through the Superintendents; and we will, if we find it necessary, take any opportunity in our power of ascertaining personally the views of the workmen. 6INGULAR DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA.— On Monday the Southwark coroner held an inquiry at Guy's. Hospital as to the death of Mary Ann Pearce, aged fourteen, who died under peculiar circumstances. The mother of deceased, residing at 22, Cottage- grove, Surbiton, said the deceased was very delicate in health. About two years ago she was bitten by a dog in the back of the hand. The animal belonged to a ladv in Surbiton. There were wonndu from the I dog's teeth on her hand, and a chemist to whom she went said he could not cauterise the wounds, as they were festering, owing to her blood being in a bad condition. After a long time the wounds healed up, and nothing particular happened until three weeks ago. Latterly the deceased had been staying with some friends at 7, York-terrace, East Dulwich. Margaret Pearce said the deceased came to stop with her about three months ago. Last Thursday she com- plained of being anwell, and remained in bed. When- ever the witness took water near to her she shrieked and seemed to go mad. During the night and the following day the deceased had nothing to drink and when the doctor who was called in offered her milk she raved and cried most piteously. By advice she was convoyed to the hospital, where, with the greatest difficulty, she told the doctor that she had been bitscn by a dog two years ago. Prior to being taken to the hospital the deceased heard a dog bark, and she at onco ran away, and howled in a most peculiar manner. Dr. J. C. Steele, medical superintendent of the hospi- tal, said he saw the deceased arrive at the hospital in a greatly convulsed condition and foaming at the month. He was told that she had been bitten by a dog, and he ordered her immediate admission. The girl expi- red almost immediately afterwards. The symptoms on her arrival were those of hydrophobia. At tho post-mortem there was no disease found likely to cause death, which was characteristic of cases of hy. drophobia. The jury returned a verdict in accor- dance with the medical evidence. Dr Steele said this was a remarkable case, death taking place two years after the injury. He had, however, known a death o occur five years after being bitten by a dog.
M A it K El S HAVERFORDWESI MARKETS, NOV. 11th 1882. O-eese 4s Od to 6s 6d each Turkeys 5 0 to 9 0 each Ducks 2 6 to 3 0 each Fowle 4 C to 5 6 couple Butter (fresh) 1 3. to 1 4 lb Butter (salt) 1 0 to 1 1 lb Eggs, 12 for I s. Beef 9d lid Mutton 9 11 Lamb 0 0 Veal. 6 9 „ Pork 7 8 Cheese. 3 4 Potatoes. 16lbs for Is,
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INFIRMARY COLLECTIONS. The Secretary of the Pembrokeshire and Haver- fordwest Infirmary begs to acknowledge the Receipt of the following sums The Grand Lodge of Freemasons collection at St. Mary's Church, per Col. Philipps. 4 9 1 Manorbere Church, per the Rev. A. H. Wratislaw 1 2 7 Broad Haven Baptist Chapel, per Mr Benj, Davies 3 10 0 Donation by Richard Phillips, Esq., Surgeon London, on bis being admitted as Freeman of Haverfordwest, per the mayor, W. P. Ormond, Esq. r" 5 0 0 Haverfordwest Baptist Chapel, per Rev. Dr. Davies 5 5 0 Burton Church, per the Rev. J. Tombs 4 0 6 Sardis Baptist Chapel, per Mr John Rogers 1 7 8 Stackpole Elidor Church, per the Rev. J. E. Brown, 2 0 0 St. Martin's Church, per the Rev. J. II. Poppelwell 2 7 6 Llawhaden Church, per the Rev. R. Bowcett, 3 13 5 Rudbaxton Church, per the Rev. William Adley 3 0 0 Prendergast do., per the Rev. F. Foster 2 15 0 Freystrop do., per the Rev. J. Taylor 1 0 0 Bletherston do., per the Rev. R. Bowcott.. 12 4 Nolton Haven Congregational Chapel, per Mr D. Canton 1 6 0 St. David's Coffee Tents, per the Rev. Canon Lewis 1 1 0 Ludchurch and Templeton Churches, per the Rev. C. Cornish 2 0 0 Johnston with Steynton Church, per the Rev. E. H. Jones 2 2 0 Nolton Church, per the Rev. W. M. Ber- rington 2 2 4 Roch Church, per the Rev. W. M. Ber- rington. 12 2 Slebecli Church, per the Rev. John Morris 7 15 61 Minwear Church, per the Rev. John Morris 0 16 li Dale Independent Chapel, per the Rev. H. Powell 0 12 9 St. Ishmael's Chapel, per the Rev. J. H. Powell. 1 2 1 Little Haven Chapel, per the Rev. H. Powell 0 12 6 Tiers Cross Chapel, per Mr William Morris 1 5 0 St. Katherine's Church, Milford, per the Rev. James Boaden 2 11 3 Walwyn's Castle Church, per the Rev. W. H. Robinson 2 3 0 Robeston West Church, per the Rev. W. H. Robinson. 2 2 0 Dale Wesleyan Chapel, per Miss Spriggs. 0 12 0 Uzmaston Church, per the Rev. W. B. Thomas 1 12 1 North Road Baptist Chapel, Milford, per the Rev. D. Hussev 1 1 n Berea Independent Chapel, Groodwick, per Mr D. Williams 1 4 0 St. Issell's Church, Saundersfoot, per the Rev. J. Dalton 3 0 0 St. Thomas Church, Haverfordwest, per the Rev. George C. Hilbers. 7 3 10 Portfield Mission Church, Haverfordwest, per the Rev. George C. Hilbers 1 9 7 Merlins Bridge Mission fihurch. Haverfnrrl- I west, per the Rev. George C. Hilbers. 0 9 0 Penfford Old School, per Mr Wm. Evans. 10 0 Hebrew Independent Chapel, per Rev. Simon Evans 1 0 10 Nebo Independent Chapel, per Rev. Simon Evans 1 4 0 Moravian Chapel, per Mr La Trobe 0 17 0
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OUR LONDON CORRESPONDENT I LONDON, MONDAY. The news which was received in London on Sunday of the attempted assassination of Mr Justice Lawson reawakened an interest in Ireland that had slept for some time. The one feature of the affair which carried comfort with it was the fact that the escort provided for the Judge proved so effective. That, I take it, will have a moral effect on intending assassins. When the miscreant is disposed of, as in the ful. ness of time he will be, in a manner to give en- couragement to the others, the trade of assassin will have become still more discredited in the eyes of "sympathetic" Irishmen. We are not inclined to attach much importance here to the anticipated discoveries of clues to the murderers of Lord Frederick Cavendish and Mr Burke. The source of the news is not to be relied on. "Murder may out" in spite of everything-it sometimes does but one has been taught by dis. appointing experience to discredit the announce- ment by optimistic newspaper correspondents of. discovered clues." Lord Randolph Churchill has suffered efface. ment at the hands of no less a sympathiser with the oppressed 'Conservatives than Mr Joseph Cowen. That is to say, Mr Cowen took the place in the public regard which Lord Randolph had, up to the movement of Mr Cowen's making his Enfield's Speaker's speech been occupied by the noble Lord the member for Woodcock." It is rather a pity that Mr Gladstone had spoken previously in the debate. One would have pre- ferred his larger method of punishing the cock -a. doodle-doo Radical who since he entered the House has proved himself such a staunch sup- porter of the Tories to Sir Henry James's casti- gation. Not that the Attorney General spared rhetorical Joe." He told him that his place was amongst the open adversaries of the dovern. ment. The speeches of the rhetorically-his- torical member for Newcastle-on-Tyne are of no political value whatever, one way or the other, but they are entertaining, and that is something in these dull days. Nobody would have minded his latest effort in the least if he had not made such a bold declaration of his Conservative views. Ever since he made his declaration of faith, people have been wondering when the Society papers will announce his change of Clubs. The Reform is surely no longer a congenial place for him. He would be very much more at home at the Carlton. Were he to join the latter estab- lishment, he would be "repeating history." A distinguished member of the last Conservative Ministry went over to the Carlton from the Reform, only in his case the Reform had declined the honour of his company. Her Most Gracious Majesty Queen Victoria will not open the new Law Courts. I predicted this determination on the part of Her Majesty some three weeks ago. It is well known in what Thackeray called "The Hupper Suckles of Sasiety that the Queen cherishes an invincible objection to having her intentions made prema- turely public. When it was announced in the papers that Her Majesty would probably open the new Law Courts some time in November persons familiar with the ways of the Court sagely shook their heads and said "Will she?" H.R.H. the Prince of Wales- will perform the ceremony. Gradually the Courts are being re- vealed to the public gaze. The work of pulling d ">wri the hideous which has so long Jor Stree,, ,Bgui cent structure goes r. 1 suppose by e time these words a." ne thera will not be a scrap of "the fence" left. The main block-entrance, roof,' tower, &c.-of the edifice, immediately opposite Twining's Bank, is very noble. Indeed, alto- gether, the pile is magnificent. One effect pro- duced by the withdrawal of scaffolding and hoard. ings has been as it were to place the Griffin, or, rather, the Dragon, where it should be in the picture." In twenty or thirty years people will wonder why such a hubbub was made about the Dragon. The Rev. John Wesley in laying down a system of rules for the religious body called by his name insisted upon strict honesty in all your dealings, especially in the buying and selling of horses." The wording of the precept seems to imply a special temptation to disingenuousness in trans- actions relating to these useful quadrupeds, and no doubt the great religious reformer had personal experience of the wiles of horse-dealers, for l-e did all his travelling on horseback, and probably spent more of his long life in the saddle than in bed. There seems to be some absolute, foundation for the particularity of Mr Wesley's admonition. I The horse may be, as we learnt in infancy, a "noble animal and very useful to man," but he seems to exercise a demoralizing influence on his masters. Draymen and cabmen are remarkable for profanity, and usually incline to intoxication. The Turf is intimately and, as it seems, in. separably associated with gambling and fraud and blackguardism, and the horse market has been from time immemorial notorious for its disregard for truth and the wiliness of its deceptions. The baleful influence of the horse reaches even to Courts of Justice. In no trials :is there more hard swearing than in "horse cases" in no trials are juries so incomprehensibly obstinate. I was struck with this in a singular case entitled Davenport v. Ward, which was heard at West- minster a few days ago. The plaintiff gave a high price to a horse-dealer for an animal which pre- sumably possessed those equine virtues which would justify the price paid. In spite of his ore- dentials, the animal immediately developed a taste for kicking and a malicious habit of stumbling. The plaintiff at once informed the defendant of these idiosyncracies and let him know that the bargain was off. The defendant sent word that he would take the horse back and procure one more satisfactory for the plaintiff, but requested him to keep the kicking aLd stumbling jade for a few days. During these few days the horse became ill. The defendant wrote to the Veterinary Surgeon employed by the plaintiff telling him to send the horse home to him as soon as it was well. A day or two after the receipt of of this letter the animal died. Under the cir- cumstances one would have thought there would have been little difficulty in determining whose was the horse when it died and upon whom the loss ought to fall. Yet upon this issue the learned judge did not feel called upon to give by any means a decided direction to the jury, and the jury after long deliberation were unable to agree upon a verdict. The Kew people are rejoicing in their victory over Sir Joseph Hooker anent the closing of one of the Igates to the Gardens. Sir Joseph is dis- tinctly unpopular in the vicinity. He is certainly autocrat in his government, and fences about the most beautifal pleasure-gardens in London with the most ridiculous restrictions. Hookerism ought to be abolished. The Gardens are not for Sir Joseph, but Sir Joseph for the Gardens. The time has clearly arrived for the friends and relatives of Mr Alfred Tennyson, dramatist, to interfere. l-The Promise of May" would never have been entertained with a view to pro- duction on the ntage had a person without a name written it. A story of a village seduction and desertion, of impotent justice aud curious sentiment, told clumsily in the prosiest prose. There was a great audience. Mr and Mrs Glad- stone were there, the Poet-Laureate's two sons quite a crowd of his intimate friends, and all the world of art and letters. Well, the audience, treated the piece as it deserved—unfavourably but they did more (the pit and upper boxes and gallery especially) they showered contumely on ic. irior to the production a hope had beoa. expressed by those concerned that the public would overlook the length of some of the soli- loquies in consideration of the chief soliloquiser, Mr Hermann Vizin. But no; not even he was spared. Perhaps the biggest effect was produced at the close of the performance when Mr Charles Relly came forward and stated that the author, who was not in the house, would be informed by telegraph of the success of the play On every account the inadequacy of The Promise of May" (always excepting the lyrics, charmingly set by Mr Hamilton Clarke) is to be regretted. Tenny- son is a glorious poet. Some of his verse is of matchless beauty. He achieved immortality long before some delusive elf bade him write for the stage. He cannot write for the stage. That was shown in Queen Mary as a noble drama for home-reading, and also in "The Cup." Let him leave the work to be done by men of coarser texture.
ROOSE SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS. CHARGE OF THROWING BOILING WATER OVER A MAN. At the Shire Hall on Thursday (before G. L. Owen, and J. Thomas, Esqs.,)—Anne Morgan was charged with throwing boiling water over Thomas Williams, with intent to do him bodily harm, on the 9th of October. Mr R. T. P. Williams (Messrs. Eaton-Evans and Williams) appeared for the prosecution and Mr Price for the prisoner. Thomas Williams I live at Keeston and am a farm servant. On the 9th of Ootober I was at the house of Mr Morgan, at Pelcomb. I went there to see his daughter, Ann, the prisoner. It was between nine and 10 o'clock. I went to the kitchen window, and tapped it. William Morgan, the prisoner's brother, came out through the dwelling house door. I had no conversation with him. He saw me and asked—' Who was there ?' He said he knew who was thbre he said—"Tom was there." He went back into the house he had been standing in the door. When he went back, I did not hear him say anything. After that, in about a minute, the prisoner came out. She said—' Who is there ? George, come here I want to speak to you." She came down to me and said- Who is here, Tommy ?" I said-" yes, my dear." She was then about a yard from me: she came out from the dwelling house door. There was no more talk. She dashed boiling water in my face. The water was in what was like an iron saucepan. The water burnt me. I saw her mother and her brother after that. I was in a good deal of pain: it was burn- ing. I did not see the prisoner after that. She went back into the house. I went home. Cross-examined It was about one o'clock when I* got home, so my mother told me. I had been at Camrose before I went to Morgan's house. I had a drop of beer before going there. I had enough to cool my thirst. I had about a quart. When I drink I don't reckon. I think I had four cups of beer. I did not take all that at one sitting. I was not well on or I should not have found my way to Morgan's. It was a nice starlight night. After I tapped at the window, William came out, and I stood aside, He was about nine yards from me. He saw me. He knew who was there, because he said—' I know who is there, Tom is there.' I did not answer him, because I did not want him. I had not been told not to go there. I had been there before. The girl was not with me. She did not come out to me at anytime. She was not keeping company with me. I never spoke to her before. I only turned round from the window towards her. She said—' Come here George I want to speak to you.' She came to me. When she asked who was there, I turned round sharp to embrace her. She then threw the water about me. I did not know her thoughts. When I spoke to her, I did not know she meant to do me harm. It scalded, but I did not know her thoughts. The thing was 4one. I do not know whether she knew the water was very hot. I bathed my face with cold water. Her brother asked me to go several times after the water was thrown about me, but I could not bear the pain. I eould not go home. I think the doctor came on the 5th day afterwards. I told my mother to go after the doctor the first thing in the morning. I am not anxious to go on with the case we have made it up. I don't wish to go on with the case. We had made it up, and it was not my wish to go on with the case. I don't know what was in her thoughts: It was her thoughts that did it, not mine. When I went there, I did not think she would do me harm. Per- haps she did not intend to do me harm. She did know the water was hot or she would have used cold. I was about two hours there, and I was a long time in the road. Re-examined: The water was thrown upon me about three minutes after I tapped the window. I had known the girl before that evening, and she had known me. I lived with her father twelve months or more. I left his employ because we disagreed that is the only reason for my leaving him. I and the girl had not been courting while I was there in service. We have made it up, because they have paid me £15 for my damages. Nobody has ever called me "George" She addressed me has Tommy before.the water was thrown on my face. Her hands were under her apron when I saw her first. She took the hot water from under her apron. By Mr Price: I had £ 15 for my lost time. and to pay the doctor, and damages. Mr Price: For your loss of time ? Mr Williams: I should like to have a little arith- metical calculation to show how that is made out. Mr Owen For damages to feelings. Mr Williams That may account for it. Clerk And damages for loss of beauty. Mr Williams That may account for it, but I don't see how the damage for loss of wages could amount to C15. Mr Owen (to prosecutor): Had there been any quarrel between you and the young woman ? Prosecutor: No. Clerk: You lived at the place on agreeable terms ? Prosecutor We get on all right. Mr Williams Is it not a fact that you were sent off, because you were courting the daughter ? Mr Price objected to the question. Dr W. John I saw the piosecutor in this case on the Saturday following the injury. I examined him. He was suffering from the effects of a scald. His face was a great deal swollen when I saw him. His eyelids especially were swollen. His eyes were closed. There were two scalds on each side of his chest. The left side of the" forehead was a good deal swollen. The true skin was not injured the cuticle was injured. The true skin on the chest was injured. He was badly scalded. I have heard his evidence. It is my opinion that hot water would produce injuries of that character. Cross-examined: I can't say that the neglect to call in medical aid in the beginning aggravated the injury. I could have treated it better than they treated it. I saw it in a worse state than if I had seen it immediately because it had time to swell. It was not a wise thing to apply cold water. If the true skin had been injured he would have lost his hair and his eyebrows. I can't tell how hot water must be to take the hair off. He reoovered much sooner than I thought he would. By the court I saw his eyes on the second visit. His eyes escaped. When I saw him first his face was covered with linen saturated with oil. It was an unadvisable thing to leave the head exposed to the air. Prosecutor recalled I did not tie up my face when I went home that night. This was the case for the prosecution. The Bench expressed the opinion that the prisoner should be charged with unlawfully and maliciously doing bodily harm, which offence would be triable at quarter sessions, if the case should be committed for trial. Mr Price addressed the Bench in behalf of the prisoner, contending that the evidence did not sus- tain the serious charge of which she was accused. He submitted that the case was one of common assault, and it was one in which the injured party had been compensated. He quoted cases to show that judges had allowed cases to be withdrawn on compensation being made to the injured party, and argued that it was no violation of the law to make a compromise of that kind in the present case, for no injury had been done to the public. All sorts of reports had been circulated in reference to the case, and having reached the ears of the Chief Constable, he had ordered proceedings to be taken. The man, Williams, had said that he had settled the matter, and had not originated the prosecution. He bad also stated that he had received compensation for all damage he had sustained, and he hoped that the Bench, looking at all the circumstances, would be able to see their way to dismissing it. Mr Williams, in reference to the cases cited by Mr Price, said that they had no application to the present charge, as the injured party was not the prosecutor. In the cases referred to, indictments had been found and compensation had been given by leave of the Court. The Bench said they would not take the responsi- bility of stopping the case, and must leave the point raised by Mr Price to be decided by a superior Court. They committed the prisoner to take her trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Bail was accepted for her appearance in two sure- ties of £100 each.
HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. I These sessions were held at the Shii* Hall, on Thursday before J. W. Phillips, G. L. Owen, and J. Thomas, Esq. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN A WIFE. George Thomas, mason, of Hall, Crundale, was summoned by Mr John James, Clerk to the Haver. fordwest Board of Guardians, for neglecting to main- tain his wife and two children, who were chargeable to the Union. The defendant said he had wished his wife to come to his home, but she had refused. Sbe had left his house, taking away his furniture, and had spent his money in beer. The Wife said her husband beat her, and he was fined for it at Cross Inn. The magistrates wonld not grant an order of separation, and she was afraid to live with him on account of his violence. She only wanted an allowance to maintain her two children. For 14 weeks she had not received anything from her husband. She only took away what belonged to her. He had ordered her to clear out of the house. The Bench ordered the defendant to pay 5s a week and costs. BELLING EXCISABLE LIQUORS DURING PRORMTED II HOURS. I John Thomas, innkeeper, was fined 10s with costs for keeping his house open during prohibited hours. Ann Thomas and Mary Phillips, both of Prender- gast, were fined 58 with costs, for being on the pre- mises on the same occasion. NUISANCE. Matthew Thomas, of Prendergast, was charged I with creating a nuisance by keeping two pigs on his I premises. THE EDUCATION ACT. I Several cases of breach of the Education Aet were I also dealt with by the Court.
KICKED TO DEATH. I At the Stafford Assizes, on Saturday, before Mr. Justice Lopes, Levi Hancock, for.y-n ne, a collier, was indioted for killing his wife, at Hanley, on July 18. It was shown in evidence that on the day named prisoner QY i his wife had been drinking, and on w -e in the evening a quarrel arose bet cerninf the Salvation Army. frisonei j he( ^feate-i*to do for" his wife if sue pert- c,. Id in u«t.euding Salvation meet- ings. He was LLo:tly after seen to strike and kick her. She was subsequently knocked down, and prisoner left her in an uncouscious state. She was taken home by some neighbours, prisoner having unconcernedly gone to work on his night "shift," and in his absence the woman died without regain- ing consciousness. The post-mortem examination, which was ordered by the coroner, showed death to have been caused by concussion of the brain. Heing found guilty, the prisoner was sentenced to fifteen months' imprisonment, with hard labour.
FLOGGING IN BOARD SCHOOLS. On Saturday, at the Croydon Petty Sessions, an important discussion took place between the mugis- trates and Mr. Rule, the Clerk of the School Board, on the subject of corporal punishment for truanting and the subse lueat prosecution of parents. The case before the court was that of George Phillips, a labourer, who was summoned for not sending his son, a boy of thirteen, to the Princess Road Board School. The matter had been adjourned owing to certain allegations made by the boy's mother, who alleged that her sou would not go to school because he had been dreadfully illused by the master, who had thrashed him with a cane while two teaohers held him across a desk. The magistrates ordered a thorough investigation to be made. Mr. Rule stated that Phillips ran out of school during school hours on no fewer than twelve occasions prior to October 31, in two years. On one occasion when he came back, on the Thursday, the master called him out to give him four strokes on the hand with a cane. He had given him two, and was about to deliver a third, when the boy said he would kick the master if he struck him again. He (Mr. Rule) contended that the practice of boys running away must be put a stop to if discipline was to be main- tained. The magistrates at that court had said that truants were not to bo brought before them. What were they to do?—The chairman denied that the bench had ever intimated such a thing. What he said was this, if a master punished a child for playing truant, it was hard that the parents should be summoned for the same thing. The authorities sought to punish the child and parent as well for the seme offence, which, to his mind, was far from right.—Mr. Rule said non-attendance and truant- ing were not the same offenoe.-I)r. Alfred Car- penter took it that if a child ran away once or twice the authorities could scarcely punish the parents for that.—Mr. Rule said the master always felt it his duty to deal with the case himself.—Mr. J. S. Balfour, M.r., observed that they might soon shut up their schools if they allowed boys to do as .they liked. The question of running away was an important one, and he thought a parent could be summoned if his boy ran away. He also thought that if they were to maintain discipline in Board schools, where there was a mixed class, they, as magistrates, ought to assist the masters.—Mr. Rule went on to say that when the officer saw Mrs. Phillips, on October 13, she told him that she wished he would go indoors and give the boy a good "welting," for perhaps that would do him good. As to the boy threatening to kick the master, he might say the masters had been kicked, and Phillips had boasted of having kicked his master on the leg.—Dr. Alfred Carpenter said he should support the School Board. It would be very uo- wise if corporal punishment were taken away from masters. It would be all very well if the sohools were only for a limited number of children. They had to provide for those who had bad surroundinge I at home as well as at school. At the sarnA t.i. .v, the cane must be used with judgment.—Mr. Spencer Balfour said he thought it should be known that the whole policy of the School Board, as far as he had known it, had been to discourage corporal punishment as much as possible, and he was quite sure no master would obtain promotion if he had been lavish on the subject of corporal punishment. In his opinion it should be favoured only as a last resource.—The summons was ordered to stand over to give the boy an opportunity of attending more regularly.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT MANCHESTER. A very destructive fire and an explosion of gas took place at the mill of Messrs. Baden and Co. Worsley Street, Chester Road, Manchester on Friday morning. When the mill hands assembled shortly after six o'clock, there waa found to be a great accumulation of gas, and an explosion fol- lowed. The building then took fire, and the hands had to mtke their escape as rapidly as possible. The Manchester Fire Brigade were soon on the spot, but notwithstanding their efforts the fire lasted for three hours, and damage to the extent of from ;ElooOu to X15,000 was done.
MR. MUNDELLA ON ARBITRATION. Replying to the inquiries of a correspondent, Mr. A. J. Mundella, M.P., Vice President of the Council, remarks:—" I am of opinion that local courts of arbitration, in which employers and em- ployed are equally represented, are better than any general scheme embracing an area so large that periodical attendance at the Council would be costly and inconvenient. The North of England iron trade has just formed such an association for arbi- tration and conciliation, as I would recommend should be established for the various mining centres of the United Kingdom. The sliding scale prin- ciple does not in itself embody the views I recom- mend. I sincerely approve the establishment of a sliding scale when it is agreed to by both parties, but in the working of it difficulties will occasion- ally arise, which, in the absence of a court of ar- bitration and conciliation, may end in a strife. When a court is established, and periodical meet- ings are held, differences are diverted or adj usted."
I THREATENING THE SULTAN. I The Vienna Tagblatt has received the following intelligence froui Constantinople: "On Friday, November 3, the Sultan was about to leave the puli-ce to pay iiis weekly viait to the Blosque. Fol- lowed by his military suite, he had left the inner apartments of the I ildiz Kiosk, and was passing through the smoke room, with the ruby-coloured glass cupola, when one of the Halberdier Guards on duty at the outer door made a rush towards him. Aide-de-camp Major Seizet Bey seized the man by the arm, and handed him over to the custo ly of the soldiors. His n tme ib Muzri Hafuns, and he is an Arab by birth. lie denies having intcudeli to take the Sultan's life, and liars he was only a little awkward in presenting arms. It was discovered, however, that he had previously adjusted the steel point on his halburd, which is usual only lor outdoor duty. The point is hidden by a tuft of peacock's feathers, and thus escaped notice. He had also made several suspicious remarks to his comrades in the guard rlololO, and given one of them a black amber cigar holder, saying he would not require it any longer. The whole affair has been kept as secret as possible. The Chief Eunuch and Derik Vitalis Pastia have been entrusted with the preliminary investigation."