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BUSINESS ABROAD. BRITISH MERCHANTS AND FRANCE. A CONSUL'S VIEW, Consul Warburton, of La Roclielle, in response tAl Hi. circular sent by Lord Salisbury containing a latijinary of the views entertained by different Chambers of Commerce in the United Kingdom, M to the Assistance which Consular officers should render to British trade, writes: Having had the opportunity of learning the views held by active tlDd enterprising commercial men representing Sritish firms in France, it is only fair to say that I have found them entirely opposed to the commercial "travelling Consul proposal, and for what appear to 1118 to be verj good reasons. There are two ways of 40in I business in this country; one, and that which is most commonly adopted, is to write letters to Consuls, asking for the names and addresses of merchants in this district dealing in some particular ITIED of goods. This information the Consul duly coxis. often having to THY the postage himself. After this circulars and price-lists are sent to the peiaont named, mostly in the English language, an* the quotations given in English money, weights, ant measures, which are not generally understood. It it absolutely necessary, as has been stated by Consult over and nver agMn, to quote prices delivered on the spot cost, freight, anJ duty included, but they are generally ghen only at the p?acc of origin, or &1 generaBlHly tish seav?t, with the result that they are scafceh ever looked at or lead to business. It M a tyetem? however, which does not cost much tv rtiz, trouble or money, and there cannot be )? yeat loss, even if it rloe. no good. GERMAN TRADE METHODS. Tfce-Consul Burrough, in a report to the foreign Office with reference to the commerce of Kanøas City, calls serious attention to German com- petition with British trade in America. He says: During the past year many goods of German make ire finding their way to the West, and taking the place of British goods. Among the good, noticsd are ihemicals, quinine, ammonia, caustic soda, crockery, earthenware, plate-glass, fuller's earth, Portland cement, entlel y, needles, musical instru- ments, surgical instrumcts, paints, oils, litho- graphs, bric-i-brac, paintings, and Christma& toys; everything, as near as can be, is marked "Germany or "Made in Germany." It is a well-known fact that German exporters have been striving for the past year to push their goods into this country, and certainly have met with some success. It cannot be eaid that the German goods, as a class, are as good as Biitish make, but they are striving to get a foot- hold with their wares, which, if followed with perseverance, must result in their obtaining some trade. German cotton prints are noticeable among the large houses, but so far they are not pleased ■with them. as the patterns do not suit the trade as do British patterns The question now confronts us: Bow does ?erma push her trade in this country ? It is is account ,7 several reasons, namdy; 1. They send eommorciai travellers through the counVv to see what others are doing, examine closely the prices and grades. 2. They select the largest dealers, and make prices that will secure the orders, placing upon the market an inferior grade or an -edtiltemted article at a lowei price, at the same dmc claiming for them the best quality. 3. They keep their customers well posted as to prices, furnishing the most complete cat&lugues, all printed iu the English language 4. The German Govern- ment has iC Consuls in the United States, as com. cared witl. iJtbt. Consuls for Great Britain, and the German exporters use their Consuls for the further- ance of their trade in every way conceivable: owing to the large number of Consols, they can cover the ￼ *MX. 'hrnoughly, and kmp their Government Soser fn touch with the gcn< at trade. 5. They have been shipping their goods to the west vid the Gulf of Mexico ports, and thus obtaining heapez rates of transportation than could be soured vid the Atlantic coast ports. biit-L. SI.OSS TO BRITISH 1RADHRS. The following are a few suggestions to the British mporter, which might be of omc benefit: 1. Don't be afraid to ask your Consula. officers for information. 8. Send them your catalogues, so that they can be usert, should occasion recuire it. 3. The Chambers oi Commerce should ?îld their business directory to the Coneulai officers; it i" sift 'U needed. 4. R"ar in mind that during the past 15 years the trade and population of the United States has moved West, and the wholesale trade can be as easiiv transacted as in the blast: one-third of the population of thife countn nr>w li ves in the Mis.-is- •ippi Valley, and west of il. Banking facilities in t'kíb Western eountn are adequate 5. Bates on transportation of goods from Urea: Britain to cities = the Mississippi rivet- and west can be secured onitdi cheaper vid the Gulf oi Mexico ports Mian vid Atlantic Coast ports, and should be well considered. t A good opportunity will be (Yivei; *n the exporters who desire to push their goods at the Trans-Missis- tipfH and International Exposition at Omaha, Nebraska, in 1898. Experts estimate that 'he sale tf British woollen goods has increase J ove. qOu Per ■Mit. in the past three years in the West. Sony tit1"" Smos are also creeping in at Drew& C V.Ui-i. ifciiUlAi. i tUi » iii.LittiS. 4tt the other hand, there are a certain nnmher of kin; ttlj doing some business in Frauce, even in kese bad times, but this Las been builr up yadually and is only retained by constant pers< nal are andattention tc the wants A customers, who are "gularly visited by their trawllers, whose princ ipal t) is (to quote the wordb used by one of the •"tamberg of Commerce in explaiuirig what it tuld wish travelling Consuls to do) "to travel i<JBe countries and revisit this country at regular id frequent, intervals, so as to place our manufac- rers in direct touch with the countries which ;I) have travelled." This exactly describes the ù; af a good commen ial traveller, and what is At in the cases to which I refer, with the ?V.rence that, instead jf Consuls paid by theSt.:te, tie Tinjjs employ private agents paid by them- lves: anrt the way they look at the siggestion the Chambers of Commerce is that, while it ight be a very good arrangement for persona )0 do not want the trouble and expense of IDIOYC,U their own tra\cUers, it woulJ be a bard- on tfcose who are doing so if public mon'y wa! • i to enable the others to compete with them, 3 get into "direct touch with countries which )y have for many years bsen working at their own t for tliemselves. But if manufacturers imagine t they ctn do business in France by the aid of felling or othei Consuls they cannot be aware of great change which ha- come over this country ing the last few years. Formerly, when the JOrt duties were iower, most of the articles of fiish make which were in demand could be (Orted much cheapei than they could bt made in ace. and many of them were not made at all here, hat there was no help for it except to go and for them; but now nearly every article that Ich tiaders want is made for them at home, and say they do not see why they should bother to English goods when they are daily solicited by ch makeit offcl ing prompter delivery and equal ntages in price. When this is so no argument, is. and the French merchant drops the foreign- article as soon as he can procure a substitute hit- own countrymen easi I), ana as he wants it, out bsine obliged to keen a stock on hand.
CREASING THE FRENCH NAVY. .Expenditure of ever £ 3,000,000. French Government has applied to the or for a grant to carry out an extension ..lce's Naval programme. The sum asked •^3,200,000, to be spread over a period lars, but the bulk is to be spent with- TXS. This of course ie independent 1 grant for new ships. The Govern- this alteration of the programme e ground of the necessity of ith foreign countries. It says it the I rene!i ?\avv should be loss of 1: and that in ?w constructions provided for ring new ships should be this year: One ironclad -uiaers of 7,600 tous, two )f 2,500, four torpedo- e coast torpedoes of 85 not 01, The Govern- ;her grants will become few years in order to of the naval programme. Naval Powers of Europe ncreased, and there is no the Minister of Marine Prevails in foreign yards. d small, rich and poor, would be guilty or. our d, 68 it would be impos. time.
A GAY LOTHARIO. An Aident Lovsr's Diismna. A Limoges telegram to the Petit J ournal" reports the extraordinary adventures of a local tradesman named Lionde, who was in love with his neighbour, a young and pretty widow. Desirous of taking her by surprise, he entered her house by the chimney, all other modes being barred. Half-way down he became wedged in a turning, and could neither move up nor down, remaining jammed in this position from midnight until seven o'clock next morning, when the ser- vants commenced to ight trie hre. Half choked by the smoke, he called loudly for help, and the alarmed servants sent for the police. The latter soon discovered the cause of the outcrv, and a rope was lowered to the unfortunate Lothario. He had almost reached the top when the rope broke, and he fell down the chinmey again with terrible force, bcing injured interna.ly and sus- taining a, broken leg. 'Being no longer aKe to help hii'.self, the chimney had to be torn down before the enterprising lover could be rescued and conveyed to the hospital.
"A TREASURY SWINDLE. Mr. Healy Creates a Scene in the Commons In the House of Commons on Thursday eve- I ning Nh,. txanburv moved the second reauing of the Kingstown Harbour Roads Transfer Bill, and was explaining the nature of detailed arrangement which had been carried out between the Trea- sury and the Kingstown Harbour Commissioners, when Mr. Timothy Healy exclaimed: It ia a Treasury swiruue." The Speaker: I must ask the hon. member to withdraw the expression. (Unionist cheers.) Mr. Healy: The statement of the right hon. gentleman xs the statement of the British Trea- sury. The Speaker: Does the hon. member with- draw? Mr. Healy: It is the British Treasury who are continually swindling Ireland. (" Oh." The Speaker: I did not catch that eapres son. Mr. Healy: I said that the British Treasury are continually swindling Ireland. The Speaker: That is not the expression which the hon. member used. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Healy: I said that the Bill was a Trea- sury Fswindle. I meant no imputation. 1 The Speaker: That was an improper expres. sion, and I hope that the hon. member will with- draw it. (Unionist cneers.) Mr. Healy: An expression which is not per- sonal is not unparliamentary. The Speaker: nile the Financial Secretary WM speaking, the hon. member said that Lma Mr. is S? )rlll=4 swindle. That was a dis- orderly expression, because it was an interrup- tion of a disorderly character. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Healy: On that ground I withdraw it. (Cheers and laughter.) After some discussion, the Bill was with- drawn.
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SOUTH AFRICA INQUIRY. A HEAVY PUNISHMENT. Evidence by Sir John Willoughby. The South Africa Committee met again on Friday, though it was not till a few minutts before one o'clock that the members entered the room. Sir Win. Harcourt was not present. Col. Rhodes was re-called, and, replying to a few questions by Mr. Bigham, said he had been severely punished. He had been sentenced to death, imprisoned for five months, subjected to a very large fine, and deprived of his commission in the army. By Mr. Labouchere He did not complain of the fine and imprisonment, which he thought a fair punishment from the Transvaal Govern- ment's point of view, but comp ained rather of being deprived of his commission. The men who were enrolled by the committee were re- quired to take the place of the Boer police, who had been withdrawn from Johannesburg. Therp wee a large number of natives.. The populace of Johannesburg did not know about the intended rising, though it was very popular as soon as it broke out. He did not think Dr. Jameson ought to have used the ktter about the women and children until be had beard from the committee. Dr. Jameson wanted the letter to protect him- self and his directors, and not for the purpose of influencing pub ic opinion. Witness was in- formed by his brother that the High Commis- sioner would go up to Johannesburg in the event of a rising, but he did not think he ever knew anything about a contemplated raid. He knew very little about the detailed expenditure by the committee of ±1^50,000, though a very large part of it was spent in housing tne women and chil- dren who came in from the mines, and in com- pensation afterwaads to those who had lost situa- tions. By Mr. Blake Dr. Jameson forced their hands by starting before be had heard from them, but they believed he would get in without any oppo- sition. It was very bard to say whether the Transvaal Government was aware of what was going on in Johannesburg. By Mr. Buxton It never entered his head that they were to send an armed force to m-et Dr. Jameson. There were not enough arm- for all the men who wished to enroll, but they expected a further supply, and, meanwhile, the men were being drilled. By Mr. Ellis He thought it was Mr. Clias. Lennard who wrote the letter of invitation. Sir John Willoughby was the next witness. Examined by Sir H. Campbell-Bannerman, be said the contents of the letters brought from Johannesburg to Dr. Jameson on Jan. 1st led to their messing about Krugersdorp. He under- stood some force was to meet them at Krugers- dorp. Examined by Mr. Labouchere, he declined at first to say whether be informed the officers under him tha.t the Imperial authorities were aware or approved of the action that was about to be taken: but, pressure being put from the chair, stated that he certainly reassured the officers. Pressure being again put from the chair, witness said his own impression was that if they were successful they would not be bothered by anybody. He never bad any doubt about being suocessfu. He assured one officer who had doubts about losing his commission that he thought it would be perfectly safe. Was that your own personal opinion, or was it based on information you received from others ? My impression g^nerallv would be framed from conversations with Dr. Jameson. Witness admitted that he tried to reassure his brother officers upon the question of Imperial sanction, and that the reassurance was based upon the conversation he had with Dr. Jame- son. Mr. LaboTicbere next endeavoured to elicit from the witness the contents of a private and confidential communication to the War Office. This Sir John Wi^oughby declined to divulge, whereupon I Mr. Labouchere described the Cotrmif+e? as n farce and a humbug which was trying to hush up everything. The Chairman called the bon. member" to order, and eventually suggested that the room should b(? cleared. Mr. Labouchere consented to hold over the point for discussion at a later stage, and Witness was ex^minfd by Mr. Wyndham, to whom he stated that, in his view, the primary object of the expedition was to escort the guns into Johannesburg. Mr. Wyndham You bad no idea of going to war with the Government of the Transvaal— going to war with the Transvaal Government with 500 men?—No. The examination of the witness was not con- cluded when the Committee adjourned. At a meeting of the South African Committee this Tuesday morning, A representative of the War Office was first called, who produced correspondence which passed between Sir John Willoughby and Sir Redvew Buller, about which the former declined to give the commits, 3 any information a the aet sitting. The first letter was sent by Sir J. Willoughby in Holloway, and said be took part in the movements in pursuance of orders from the administrator of Matabeland in the honest and bona fide belief that the steps were taken with the knowledge and Assent of the Imperial authorities He was informed by Dr. Jameson th it this was, the fact. It was in Iie-e circumstances and on these statements that he took in other officers with him. The rv-ply for the War Office said the question of the retention in the urmy of Sir J. Willoughby and the other officers had been carefully con- sidered by Lord Lansdowne and the Com- mauder-in-Chief, who could not depart from the dpcision which they had arrived at alter a full examination of the wholecage. The statements in the letter showed that Sir J. Willoughby allowed himself and ot ters to be led into the commission of a serious offence by erroneous information as to the attitude of the Imperial authorities. He had also disregarded the order of the High Com- missioner to retire immediately from Transvaal territory. To an officer of his stand ng and experience the authority given by the Adminis- trator ot Matabaland to organise and take part in an attack on a fr' endly state was 'ultra vires', aLd it was his duty to verify the authority by direct application to the High Commissioner or the Secretary of State. Sir William Harcourt endeavoured to elicit from the witness an explanation as to his honest and bona fide belief that the Imperial authorities were aware of the steps that were being taken. Witness said it was based on a private conver- sation with Dr Jameson, and refused to divulge what passed between them. Sir William Harcourt pressed the poiat re- peatedly, but the witness refused to give any further answer, and the room was cleared. It was three-quarters of an hour before the public and press were re-admitted. The Chairman pointed out that Dr. -I amemon had said that of course he never told his officers that the Imperial Government approved of his actions in going into the Transvaal. That seemed to be in direct conflict with the statement witness had made in his letter. It was now a que-tion of private conversation. They were entitled to ask on that letter what were the statements made to him by Dr. Jameson. Were they to take it that the wit- ness declined to justify the statement in his letter? He degired to have the committee in the position of having a statement which was in direct con- flict with the evidence given by Dr. Jameson. Witness again declined to answer. The chairman said the committee took a tterioua view of the matter. It was quite evident that it was important that the committee should be in- formed as to what was the truth, and if the witness per-sit-ted in refusing to answer it would be necessary to adjourn and recall Dr. Jameson, a he must ask witness to hold himself in readi- ness to be called again to see whether he would not take a different view. The Commiiteo were unanimously of opinLn that it was in his power, and that it was his duty to give the information. Witntss: I can say nothing more than I have said, and I have given my reasons for declining to answer. The Chairman Perhaps you might be able at all events, to answer this qnestion r You rfer in your letter to "Imperial Authorities." Can you tell the Cemmittee who are the Imperial Authorities to whom you refer P Witness: I must decline to answer that ques- tion. The Committee thereupon adjourned till Friday^
Win for Oxford.. The 'Varsity boat race came off over the usual I course on Saturday afternoon at Oxford, the favourite fro'H the outset winning eaaily. From the Press-boat, the crowd on shore ap- peared to be considerably below the average, while the river traffic was certainly much less vhan usual. SPECIAL DESCRIPTION. I A brisk south-east wind was blowing right down the course, and this, together with the fast tide, gave every promise of record time for the great race. Cambridge won the toss, but owing to the equal conditions that pre- vailed, took some time to consider which startiLg place they would select. 1- H. GOLD. (Oxford Stroke.) I Eventually they decided on taking I Middlesex side. Cambridge, &8 the challenger, was first to float, at 2.15, and Oxford two minutes later. The start was made at 2.24, I Oxford rowing at 26 strokes a minute, and Cam bridge at 33, and the pa' e was well maintained to the Creek, at which point Oxford slowed dowu a litt.e. Cambridge then gained a little, both crews rowing eU together. At Walden's the relative positions were maintained. At the Crab- tree Oxford gained something like a quarter of a I length. At Harrod's Wharf Oxford was half a length ahead. At Hanmersmith Bridge Oxford began to forge ahead rapidly, and shot the bridge a clear length ahead. Cambridge splathing rather badly. At the Doveg W. J. FERNIE. (Cambridge Stroke.) Oxford was ptill rowing strung and well, with a cleaner stroke. At the Oil Mills Oxford was even better placed, and was leading by rather ,th an cl a quai ter. more than a length and a qnatter. At Thorneycroft's the result seemed beyond dis- pute, Oxford leadinir by a length and a half, and rowing a slower and steadier stroke. There the wind caught both abeam, aud Cambridge seemed to feel it much n ore than the Dark Blues. At the Bull's Head Oxford were more than two lengths ahead, and rowing with beautiful pre- cission. Here Cambridge had the Oxford wash, which, or with the strong wind seemed to trouble them considerably It was now a stern race for all men to see, and the Dark Blues got through Barnes Bridge two-and-a half lengths ahead. Thereafter the farce needs no discription. and OXFORD WON BY THREE LENGTHS.
IN PARLIAMENT. I Agricultural ProdU9 Marks Bill. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—Wednesday. The Speaker took the chair at ten minutes past twelve. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE MARKS BILL Mr. Wingfield Wigbv moved the seoond read- ing of this Bill, the object of which was to secure the marking of agricultural produce imported from abro id. One important result, he oontanded, would be to lower the price of frozen meat, which was frequently sold as home grown meat, and &t the same prices. The system of marking carcases of meat and cheese existed in Denmark, Holland and other countries, and he could not conceive any obstacle in establishing it here. This was practically the same Bill which was brought in last year, the prinoiple of which was affirmed by a large ma- jority, and he need not go over the ground covered by last yeas's debate. He hoped that this session the Bill would pass into law. Mr. Mildmay seconded, and said the consumer was entitled to know what he was buying, and ought not to be called upon to pay the prices of home fed meat for a foreign and inferior article. This was supported by Mr. Lambert, and op- posed by Mr. Whiteley on the ground that its effect would be to raise the price of meat in towns. In course of the discussion, Mr. W. Long denied that the Bill was meant to raise the price of agricultural produce, or that is was brought forward in the interests of the landlords. Although the drafting of the Bill nad been greatly improved since last year, many of its clauses would require careful consideration. But, believing, as they did, that the principle if the Bill was sound, and had met with general approval, the Government would assent to its second reading on condition that it should then be referred to a Select Committee, who would have power to hear evidence, and introduce such &me-ugments as might b8 found desira?a. Mr. Bryce opposed the Bill, because it had a protective character. On a division, the second reading was carried by 160 to yi, and the Bill was then referred to a Select Committee.
The usual monthly entertainment in connec- tion with the Band of Hope was held at St. Paul's schoolroom, Swansea, on Tuesday evening. The Rev. W. Ivor Jones presided, and a very pleasant evening was "pent. '1 he following took part in the programme: Mim A. Gray, Miss C, Abraham, Miss A. Bev n M iss D ex, Miss. Clement, Miss B. Francis, Miss Bowen, Miss B Gard, Miss Rose Thomas, Miss Bryant, Masters Morris, Davies and Jenkins, the juvenile choir, and ALT. Hammett. The secretary of the Swansea Hospital begs leave with best thanks to acknowledge the receipt of Z9 18s. 3d. from employees of the Cwmfelin Tinplate Co., per Mr. Taylor and 13 1211. from employees of Messrs. Curtis and Harvey, Glyn-Nekth.
THE MURDER OF MISS I CAMP. Mr. Braxton Hicks on Tuesday resumed the I inquest respecting the murder of Miss Elizabeth Camp in a South-Western Railway train on the 11th of February. Miss Beatrice Marshall, who assists her father at the Turners' Arms Beer-house, Coley-street, Reading, was the tirst witness. Arthur Marshall her brotner, was at the same time asked to enter the court and listen to tne evidence. Witness stated that her brother lived at home, but left on the morning of Lhe I Iti-I. He usually wore a collar and iront, but on that day he did not. He baid he intended to end*t. '1 he coat and hat he was wearing now produced WHe the same as those where- with he left home. Witness'father had a car- penter's workshop attached to his house, but she had never seen the pestle in it. Her mother sent her back a parcel of letters from ianing- ton, near Dortford, and returned on February 14th, but never said what he had been domg or where he had been. Her brother had livcu in Walworth. Mrs. Marshall, the mother, said her son bad been queer in the head for 18 months, partly owing to an unfortunate love affair. When he returned on the 14th he said he had been walking all night, and was tired and footsore. She bad never seen the pestle about, nor did she know Miss Camp's photograph. They did Dolt trouble a.bout his absence, as his behaviour was very extraordinary. Itailway evidence was next given showing that on the day of the murder a ticket issued at Wokingham, where Marshall was supposed to have gone, was given up at Guildford, instead of at Charing Cross. Mary Chuter, assistant to a hairdresser fit Guildford, spoke to a man calling at her master's shop on a Thursday in February-, and asking for a false moustache. She identified Arthur Mar- shall, who was present in court throughout to- day's proceedings, as the individual. Witness afterwards stated that she referred the man to another shop in town. A second assistant at the same shop gave corrobctative evidence, and also id ?nti?e<f Marshall as the man. Herbert Ford, a. barman at Wandsworth, said that oh Thursday evening, February 11th. a man whose face was scratched and his hands b'ood- stained, called at the Alma public-house. Wit- ness could not irientifv a.nvone in oc-urt as the man. The manager said Marshall resembled the man, but he was irclined to belipve that the per- son who bad At the house was taller. Reply" ing to the Coroner, the man Marshall said he had no questions to put to either of the witnesses, but he denied that he was in the Alma public-bouse at any time on Feb. 11th. Another witness, who was in the public-house on the evening in question, stated he remeirbered the man saying he J.r1 been in a bit of a "scrape." Ma^hall was not thb man he saw on Fcb-uary The inquiry was adjourned until Wednesday. 11th. Mr. Braxton Hicks continued the Camp investigation on Wednesday.—Williem Ashby, labourer, iiexley, Kent, said a rran oame along on the afternoon of February lVth, and wanted to hide, as detectives were after him Witness said, "Is it the 'Jack the Ripper' job" The man replied, "Not so bad as that," adding that it was "all about & love affair." He snid he wouM give anyone G sovereign to drive him to Clapham Junction, whecoc he could sreach Reading. Witness recognised Marshall as the man.. John Actor, ar other Bexlfey labourer, corrobo- rated the last witness. Marshall told him that he stayed in London on the niaht of the --auri-r. H siw iu scratches or blood-marks ou HurshaJ. Arthur Marshall was jelled, and explained his movements. He said be bad never kept company with a young woman in London. When he left home on Feb. 11th hia idea was to enlist. He went from Reading to riiirqt, and walked to W ok- ingham, where be took ti oket, for Charlai? Cross, but got rut at Guildford, in which town he bought a dark false moustache. He could give no reason for this. He went by rail to West Cro-don. There he was shown a portrait of Miss Camp, but he swore that he had never seen her in his life. No evidence that Marshall ever committed any crime was adduced. The jury returned a ver- dict of wilful murder against some person or per- sons unknown.
CROOKSHANK PASHA. Crookshank PaAia, who has succeeded Air. Hamilton Lan, cs English Controller of Daira Administration, Egypt, is a son of the kte Cap- tain Chichester Grookshauk, 51st Regiikenr. He has seen much active service in the Franco- Prussian, Turko-Servion. Turko-Russian, and Soudan Wars, and b.9.q been decorated bv the Khodive with the Orders of the Osnianiesh and Medjidieh.
THE BUTTON GANG." Four Murderers Executed. Four murderers named Frank Borrego, An- tonio Borrego, Sauriano Alarid, and Patricio V alancia were executed on Friday at the city of Santa, Fe, New Max oo The stoiy of their crime is onft, of the most amazing in the ar nals of that region. The infamous "Button Gong." of wii '-li they were leaders, was organised tive rrs Ajo to combat the political influence of one Frxnk Chavez, Kader of the Democratic natives. Five year? ago the right of a man named Catron, an oath-bound member of tha gcuig, to a seat in the kgiile.ture was contested. Thereupon he (}:e4 upon the members of the gang to arm themselves and assemKe in the cupital to "support' him. They did so with weapons secretly furnished for the Stuta peni- tentiary, and wholesale killing was averted QU.Y by a vota to seat Catron. When the gung saw they had intimidated the Legislature ttley set about doing their patron the further service of removing Frank Cliwvz from his political path. Ar executive O.illmittee wau formed, including all four murderus. Chaves was lured into ambush on Lis hems and shot dead. A reign of terrc followed in Santa. Fe. N ú one tiared denounce the assasflina who &-wi conr.ol of the nsachm j-y the law, for the District-Attorney acd Sheriii were oath- bound members of tue ieagu-. Men wh > hinted knowledge of the crime were shot, and their murderers i :mttod. This went on till 1895, when Governor Thornton set about tho work of reform. He removed tbn District- Attorney and hdiff, and their successors soon hunted up evidence. In 1894 the Sheriff and his deputies oppeared in the street with rifles to seize their men. They met Frank Borrego armed with two revolvers and his pockets full of cartridges. The Sheriff ievelied his rife at him and he threw up his hands. His bruther was seized in his house srrrounded by giant powder explcsives. The ex-cluef of police and coroner, who resisted, was kiLed. The trie* came on in April, 1895, and the court reeked with the rankest perjury. All four were con- victed of murder in the first degree. Then the jaaipl peals and long delays. Plots to break Lac j<ul were hatched, discovered, and foiled. As recently as lost month the dale of execution was stayed to enable President McKiniey to study the case. It was his lirst opportunity for exercising clemency. He sew no reason to interfere, ana the men were executed.
Mr. Brynmor Jonee has given notice in the House of Commons that on Tuesday, May 4, he will call attention to the administration of Crown lands and the appropriation of common lands in Wales, and move a resolution-
MADE IN Cr KB MA NY. '■ — —■- us in the Why the T euton is Displacing us in thG Manufacture cf Gimcrackery. A SUCCESSFUL INVASION OF ENGLAND. [SPECuxrr Co:miiBTmrc>] BE I iLIN, Tuesday. One cf the biggest bogies frightening your politician.? and upsetting the equanamlty of your economists i* the "IUa.leinGerc.;nuy"eRigy. In politics this t.ak,:s the place of Old Aunt Sally ut t' o past coustry fairs. If your politician wa;ita to shy a ttiek at something, especially it j he has a-y le&ni ig toward Protection, then be I Rticks up "Made ir Germany," and proceeds to pel: away at it apace. Yet there is a I great deal in Vms, though h w indeed of your bright and shining lights appear to nave grasped j the true inwardness of the situation. Centuries ago there was a German invasion of iin^land, but that was carried out through the agency or the sword. To-day we are engineering auoiher invasion, but this time it is a mere matter of trade and commerce. Take jour London, and v, hat do you find ? That a very great propctioR of the shopkeepers rejoice in unmistakable Teutonic names. Wo flood your offices with clerks and your business places with young men. What is the reason for this Because hundreds of oar own young men regard this as the cheapest way of educating thetnas.ves. It is better for the merchant, ail other things being equal, to have a clerk Tvho can read a coul,7 of languages, write the ssine number, and under- stand a third, than if* to employ AL man who is only conversant itfc -ie tongue. Our young Germans,^ now luis. and the result is thut he seizes eveiv < p auiily of crowding into your labour market -a givetl himself a fair preliminary grounding in English, then sets out to invade your land to complete his mastery of the L.nge, and to b? paid while doing thi, and to pick up all your Lucina? w&yf and methods. 1 hen he proceeds either t > set himself up in your country as a competitor, or returns to tha Fatherland to ente r iu 10 competition with his late employer from »no;ber vantage ground. The present day competition of the German with tho Britisher is no mere haphazard, sla.p- dash, rule-of-thumb business. It is a carefully planned, wcii-thought-out project, a matter of cool calculating education and scientific pro- cesses. Thus, in every political field, you have confronting you and staring you r"gbt in the face the Mude in Germany maw kin, and your protectionists rave, and your fair traders iuiagine a Tain thing. That this competition we have in the markpttt of the world is very real is a matter so clear &-I d patent thi t it is unaeniable. T'me was when John Bull regarded his commercial ,i,T)r,macy as an unassailable vantage ground. Ji ai was a fool's paradise, no commercial supremacy can be go secure as that. While iril:ud John was nodding, our young men were learning! his trade secrets, were gaining an insight of hi1 m,ades of manufacture and generally perfecting i themselves in his trade prxxvex- The upshot oi this is that in mlay tiling* we nr* ab' to com- pete pretty evenly with friend John. It would be vain ou our part to say that, t present, we are &Me to turn out the high cla-» stuff in certain linM that you Britishers can, that will ome only j with patieni hard work, and self-dtuyiny! Labour. But there is a market, and a larp-fc rne at that, w harem w e can be it you t snply hoDcw. It Is in what our Yankee friends ilo»ign«te notions,"— tbhigs lb it a fsw ytare ago would. have been nrtiV.es for tb) pedlar's pack, but which, in these days of shoddy, fi (lJ, honoured places on the shelves of you, shops and in the windows of j our large stores. With cheap i low priced manufactures we u; whip I you right out of thi. field. Thel1; wu. time whf-a we could not, but "'e can now, and.,aok forward onfidentiy to ttit p'T: >d whan we shall be successful also with the better class of numu facta res. Talc one invlsnca ".i\1 T M an example of & ujaliS wherein we ran best you hollow. Take the common drum clock, the !k\rl of thing that is given v,-ay with a coup le oi pounds t tea, or ir 1 retailed boldly for about > shillii! j Pooh your watch and clock maker 1 saj a I a.;m' t want to turn '•t such staff. I'll make you a ltver waich Lat will beat the world." lie make? his lever watch, and we make our I drun clocks bv tens and rnndredfi of 1 usands, owd make thousands of pounds profit thereby. Now, Britishers seem to have forgotten the ¡ old economic adage, take care of ths, j the ponu?s will take care of them pmee, ?' There Rra many re?a?ns why, i? the oe.ves. matter of ?imcraeks we can compete success- I fudy with you. "Lc & es is a good' i reason, growls your d\ ^peptic British workaian. W ages a Datter of comparison. F(i,rL 7 shilling* per week in your huge v, en of a London is not so muoh as thirty shillings in a Lttie quiet country placet, where house rent is at zero, where rates are nearly unknown, and where living is both cheap and wholosoiae. So too we know that 25 marks in a village is higher than 30 marks here in Berlin. Our ArtuaDS rcoogni e tbif and do not display the am6 wild unthinking teBdency to Hock ? the towns as do Y-oum Therefore, in many mstacces where the "-agf's of the German workmen appear to b3 terribly low when contrasted with received by your Brit?Eh workmen they are a" fur j as spending capacity is Loac-?med, much higher. There are, again, other economic reasons why the German's wage goes farther than that of the Englishman. I have L-ved in your land and kn?'? something of it In Germany we have not only a wife, but she it a haus-frau. Her know ledge is not bounded by the frying-pan and the teapot. In manyof your large to w ur, that is all the wife knows of ooukory. Especially do i reool- lect this to to so in London, Manchester, and Leeds. Tte good haui-frau knows how to j make dainty and enticing dishes, out of what 1 would be regarded by many English womeu as bits of rubbish. Then, too, the German art iian does n< <t think it incumbent upon him to wear a tall hat on Sundav, or to pport a Sunaay suit of funereal black. His clothos good ana useful, IlIO Me those worn by ius wife, his son, nnd j his daughter. He doe? Hot spend a fourth i of his income on bad gin, and another moiety on equally bad whiskey. He likes a drink, but he takes his lager either in tb" beer garden or the halle. He does this ciennLy, too. He takce hiA wife and family with him. It b n(t L.?g gobbling match, but a chance to meet with his frienJ and his family, and maybe to meet with a suitable sweetheart: for Gretohen. Fancy a respectable English i father taking hia daughter to a pubhe-house in the chance of meeting a. right man. At uight he and his family, if they happen to be in the giiu"r*ik trade, put their toys, clocks, or other artic,ell together, and so manage to put by a few J guelders ior r rainy day. lhcse are the economic reasons why in one cbjss of manufacture you have to beware of the goods Made in Germany." Maybe in my next letter I will give you some economic reasons why we are likely to displace you in the iron and steel, and even the tinplate trade. I WAGNER HEINE. 1
In tho Queen't, Bench, on Wednesday, Mr Justice YaugVija delivered i' lgment in the sum- mons agaiuKt the London und Colonial Finance Corporation directors foR al,eged misfeasance .ad I breach of trust. His lordship said the nos- phara surrounding the case was an unwholesome one. hut he did not think Lh, allotments of Lun- ders' shares by the directors to themselves and their not taking fifty ordinary shares for each io xnder's share was a broach of trust. There was, therefore, no ground for making an ordor against respondents that they shtuld pay any- thing in way of compensation. Judgment for respondents, with coats. An exceptionally strong array of speakers will take part m the spring assembly of the Congre- gational Union of Lng,LnI and Wales (says the Birmingham Post "), inch is to be held An London, under the presidency of the Rev. Dr. Charles Berry, of v vol verb aanpton. Of members of the House of Commons, Mr. Oidroyd. iur. U. Biyiunor Jones, Mr. Birrili, Q.C., Mr. tier- bert Roberts, and Mr. Langley have promised to take part in the proceedings of the week, 'laese names will be supplemented by such wen-known leaders of Congregationalism as the Revs. lh Guinness Rogers, Dr. Maekennai, Dr. Kobeit Bruce, &nd Prot"< sscr Anchor y. The bat tot for the new chairman of the Union is to take piactt I at the fust session, and the only name that htiS yet been mentioned is that of the Rev. Princi- pal Scott, of Lancashire College. Mr. Luke Evans, who has been acting as explosives inspector at Cardiff, has resigned. I He has attended 140 fewer than 40 mayoral ban quets in Cardiff.
LIEUTENANT BEAMISH. One of the heroes of the sincrt and sharp Benin Expedition was Lieutenant Beimish, of H.M.S. Phoebe, who proved his British pluck by pick- ing up a wounded marine, under heavy fire, and bearing him, with the Mp of a. servant of Dr. Felix Roth, over a diaazwo of fu4 f<M? y<ade, to a pku» of AAIETR. I
CRETE. The Gulf of Athens to be Blockaded. Mussulmans Compelled to Lay Down Their Arms. Probable Turko-Greek War. lekgrams from Paris state that the blockade of Athens has been decided upon. One message eava:—Information acquired in trustworthy quarters indicates that the blockade of the .Firmus, and probably of other stretches of the Greek coast, has been deciced on, and that the details are being settled. All the European Powers, including Gejiuany, have cgreed to it. Efforts have been made to arrive af an under- standing between Greece and Turkey, but it is believed they have resulted in failure. Verv pessimistic views are entertained at the Dainisli Court. Information rec uved here also indi- cates the probability of a Turko-Greek war. WAR A CERTAINTY. The special correspondent of the "Observer," cabling from Athens on Saturday afternoon, says :—I have just arrived from Crete. Col. Vassos has provisions for four months. tiix position is impregnable, &nd 50,000 insurgents will resist any foreign foroe and reject the proffered scheme of autonomy. Some villagers are living on roots, the sailors having destrcyed their food. Prisoners on parole are being armed by the Sub-Governor and sent to fight against the Uhistiains. Bockado of Greece meatus immediate war. fc—FROM BRITISH SHIPS. A Central News telegram frem Athens says: On March 29 a British torpedo-destroyer tired several rounds against tbensurgents near the Bay of Plakia. The British warships have destroyed several small Cretan vessels on the I Mountain Battery (No 4). I Plakian coast. The admirals have decided to stop and destroy all Cretan sailing shipi. Hashi Bazouks, starting from Canea, >6 a. ba--e, have attacked the iu-u gelts at Bigia, and burnt the Convent uf Siua and the vilage of i?&la?wkasba- THE GREEKS HAVE SET THEIR HAND I -TO THE PLOUGH. The Daiy 'ietegiapn war correspondent, writing from Larissa, says:—The voice of the piople is unmii-Lab,-y lor war, suid if Che authorities lag rmch longer there is plenty of promise ot trouble ana cLuiige for the Govern- ment of Greece. But I arn assured that the Goernment, having set its hand to It-he work, will not new turn back, but will hold fast cna figfct foi the j iua. exclusion, of the Turk trcrn G ecian soil, l'hty say it is to be war. and wai before w-e are many uays older. Mere tttoops are being ipoved up to the from.■ r. Four Swedish officers who have resigned their eom- missioas and taken service with the Greeks have arrived here. cieserteirs with Greek sympathies lire 2p coining, some bringing in their arms and ammunition. I I Royal Welsh Fu&Baer I r i Tlie Alikano Special" cf the same contem- porary writes —On Saturday the Admirals &snt i two Italian officers to Colonel Yassos to treat for the rele of the Turkish piisoners, prem- ising to hinder them from ever again attacking the Cretan -Christians. Co^oml assos told the Italian officers that his confidence in the prom- ises of the present representatives of Europe had bfcEn rudely i-shaken by their gross violation ot flini? solemn engagements to render harmie? roe thousands of Moslems ncer?ted from Can- (Linos and Selino -and he aaded that several hundreds d these redeemed men were now iu Megala Khore lia, a few hours' journey from here, wh- re they had burned the Christian churches and convent, and menaced the Cretan oosranuni- cations. The Italkin otneers replied W; can assure you thr.t these things occurred without the Admirals kncw.tdge." Ccionel Vassosthtn sai,i "This is n' excuse. They should have fulfilled their promises. As they failed to do so. I wil lgive up my prisoners oiuy if they send a vessel to Platania, and draw up a written a. tc- ment, to be signed by tb.:i, represcntati ve, by minc. and by the captain of the vessel, acknow- ledging the receipt of the prisoners, and pr- m- ising to convey them to a foreign country villi- out touching at any port of Cr. te." p. he Italians returned with this answer, an we have 1.t\11;f no mi re of the matter since. Austrian effters, under cover of a white flig, have entered the Turkish fort of Mepla Kiiorafia, and have ar- ranged' batteries for the Turks against the Chris- tians. I EAGER FOR TEE FRAY. I took a trip to Theolosia, three kiii metres higher up the river (writes another correspon- dent). There, three two-gun batteries ar* erecte on the heights. About 400 arti-.IerT and 150 foot are encampe droun the monastery, and its church is crammed with troops. The bat- teries were ble-?d by the bea monk a Ile bat ago—a most impressive o rernony. I was told that the abbot wishes to lead the soliers to the fray. cross in band. The army everywhere is complaining o delay, an moq anxious to be at it, the universal cry being Forward to J anina From Constantinople comes a posit ive contradic- tion of the report that negotiations have taken place directly between Turkey and Greece. A teligrain from Canea states that the blockhouse at Beteunaria has again been attacked from several direction* simultaneously, that the internationa troopa replied with artillery, and that an engage- ment ensued which lasted four hours. It is stated that the advanced gi,ard of the Greek regular troops took part in the action. There was some sharp skirmishing around GantUa on Wednesday. The Chris tin n insur- gents attacked the 'Turkish outposts in the environs of the town at four different points, but the latter were enabled to hold their positions. HOW PEACE IS TO BE MAINTAINED. Lord George HamLton, at Nottingham on Wednesday, referred to the E&tern question, and said he claimed that thE only hope of peace lay in the preservation of the European Concert. The breaking of it would not only be the preliminary stt pd to war between Tur- key and a Christian Power, but between the Christian Powers themselves. [ Russia to Support Greece. The Cophenhagen correspondent of the Daily Mail writes: The consultations -of the Roya! family council here have resulted in -a resolve to uphold the present dynasty on the Greek throne. The utmost sensation is aroused by the news, which is quite autheutic, that the Do wager Em- vress of Russia will remain here till, the end Pi the month in order to be present with he: counsels, and a special cypher telegraphic ser- vice has bc-en established between Gopiienhagen aijd St. Petersburg.—Tbe conviction is prevalent that- the Dowattr Empress has succeeded in influencing the Czar to support King George in so far as it is consonant with Russia's interests. I LONDON LIBERALS AND THE GREEKS. The following .etter has been received by the secretary of the City of London Liberal Asso- ciation, in acknowledgment of a. resolution of sympathy passed at the annual meeting:- Greek Legation, London, 5th April, 1897. Dear sir,—I have the pleasure to announce to you that I am instructed bv my Government to traremit to you srd to the members of the City Liberal Association the weinicst thanks of Greek nation and of his Ma jesty's Govern- ment for their phil-Hellenic filings. These expressions of sympathy of the English people for our orothers in Crete, who tire rightly struggling to he free, have deeply touched the hearts of the Greek nation. From your power- lul support we lv-ve derived new courage, end the nation of Giv-dce nwkes a further effort to aid thtlr oppressed brethren in Crete to vindi- cate their rights. The expressions of friend- sir p and lovs which Greece has received and continues to receive, in these days of trial and danger, will remain ineffaceablv imprinted upon the memories of her people.—Yours faithfully, D. Y. METAXAS."
FITZ WILL HAVE NO IS! ORE. The following cable was received at the London office of the new "Police Gazette" late on Thursday night. NEW YORK, April 1st. Fitzsimmons refuses to entertain the idea of meeting Mitchell. He states definitely, be has retired from the ring. John L. Sullivan has ported a thousand dollars forteit, as a guarantee of his bonit-fiee inventions to fight Fitzsimmons for the championship of the world. The Broad- way Athletic Club has offered a three thousand dollars purse for Kid McCoy and Dan Creaden to meet at their establishment.
Mr. Mundella lias been suffurmg from chill for several days. .tf9 Arm priests were trnor gst the at jokSi. The Czar and Czarina, wiil shortly pay as unofficial visit to France. Mrs. Andrew Carnegie has been safelv de- livej^d of 1: jhu. Tllis is her tirst cluld Tne new A. an TARIFF has passed into LIV. itince Bismaxk hi* ci^nty-second outfiday on Thursday. Air. t' ,e report that hi? father has become a cvcl? is a perfect h?x. k?' o- d anf,- RF; niau y Twenty pcr-ons h&vebcen k?ed, and RS many iDjured. by an exp1o'on vhich took place at a fireworks manufactory at Lisbon. An Iri'-h musical festival on wwlliing of the same lines as the V eish eistcdal. 1 is to be held at Dublin on ,M.a,r 16, and three succeed- ing day The dispute among ironworkers on Me.brs M.,iudslav's G!oria, at L:t:rci* s work;, B.; kf-nitead has resulted in a strike vi 1,700 men a.ud boys. The chiid of u Chisv-uck resident na." \I Davis, hf met with an extraordinary death by swallow- ing eg-g--shdlii. r,Ùaeheo¡,v wns performed, but with non-snccdss. Metieal testimony at the inquiry shewed that death was due to .sphvxia from bronohf&t pneumonia, set up b.. a foreign bod; In the wind- ipe. Rich pp d deposits .iave been discovered oa tile tributaries of lhe river Yukon, in Cftns* dk. n territory, the gold-bearing belt bein6 300 mi'es long. The consequence is ;iit the Canadian Mounted Police have caught the gold iever, and as V:t,r term of ser ,v expires this spring, none of them wf¡ re-euli t. New re- UiduneTits of me., will, therefore, have bo be sent to the district A Royfl proclamation was issu'i on Friday night commanding that June 22 next Hall be ob- served as a national holiday, in .ir on or the Queen's record reign. The ArcMnsuop of Can- terbury is authorised to prepare a form of pray r and thanksgiving to be used in ail chure. es and chapels on Sunday, June 20. A batch of enti-vaccinators were summoned before the Sheffield magistrates on Wednesda y morning. They pleaded conscientious objec- tions to the opera';on, but the magistrates t-id they must carry out the law, and tho usual order wa." made in e.cit onse Ot,, of the Poor Law Boards in Sheffield is enforcing vaccination, but the other is not. The Rev. Sir John Frcdenok HaLfoi d. who only succeeded to the barouetey on the death of his brother, Sir Henry Hal ford, a few months ago, died at his residence, Dr&uj/hton Rectory, Northampton, at three o'clock on Wodneeday morning. While waiting for tne tn. at Lam- port station on Tuesday afternoon, he wr.9 ? with an apoplectic fit, an 1 never rtsxvered. He was 67 years of age. At the Manchester City Sessions c Wed- Marshall Lindsay Petty, formerly cashier in the treasure's dejvartjncnt of the Manchester Corporation, pleautd gr.i ty to rtealing Ait.000 belocigiig to tin, Cr-iporation. He was sentenced to 12 months' iiii-jt-; c-Li ni At Manchester City Council » ^ednesaaj, e. letter was reed from the Heme Office stating that the Home Secretary would crdir ail inquiry into the local police actm-lnis, and that fivr- tber oommunioaiioo would be noeiv d in dot COUTBT. \t t.L9 Varsity Sports 81! Friday Thomas, of Oxford, &ad Carter, of Cambridge ran a dAad heat.ii; the hun lred vai l* hat rtiop.. th.ir tl.a. b?5ng ten and a titth eecoaaa. GaruIT. nf Oxford, won the hurdh- race by two and ht 1 yards iu «<ixt«>en and three-tilths second s, Maundrt 1, Oam- b»idsr- being second, and Paget To-ulinson. Cam- bridge, third. Ho' -arl, of Cambridge, won tb* mile from Dawson, of Oxford. night a w. sro; in & -iineral traia Toke down on nle Midland Railway at rift.rrow, T?:'ar Leic-ester, and left t e metals. Another goods train from an opposite direction ran into the vehicle, and eight other trucks, ldt the line, blocking every road except the down passenger line. Help was obtained from Leicester d D-rby, but it was Lot until tha morning that the lines wtiv cleared. An inquest was heid at Liverpool on T i i nroda,.r afternoon on th body of Wm. Guy, aged 16, whose de* b is alleged to have been caused by a man nawtvl Isaac Clark against, whom »> erdi,-t of manslaughter was returned. Deoe sed and Clark s s-on ti iarrelled in tho p-tr .^t, rhoa Clark seized hold of deceased, aad said he would bash bia BRH-ns out, at the sa-pic-time h xking his head against a wall. Concrssior ano .flauimation of the brain supervened resulting in death. Mr, and Mr i. Brady, formerly the principa members of a variety combi jation troupe known as tha Johnson Brady Combination, eued the North Metropolitan Tramways Company, on ,.fondav. for damages on account of injuries soa- taic-1 y the female plaintiff by a oollision be- tween ..heir pony cart and one of defendant's 'buses. The jury awarded plaintiffs £ 309 damages. At Durhasa Quarter Sessions on Monday, Gather ue Gmxt, 60, was found guilty of rol)bi.l& a &a>.or, named Keily, at Sundeiland, under th? usual circumstances of first f.taraling him drinlis and robbing ibin afte. wards. Pri- scoi.r's history was a remarkable ore. She had been convicted over a hundred times, and had served forty years penal servitude. Pri- soner wept copiously durir:g the trial, and was strtfjiced to twelve months' bard labour. L",un Alexander diaries Hill Kennedy was ch&rg&A at Bow-str&tt Police Court on Moulay with peijury coaau.ited in an affidavit hied by him in an action for libel brought against Mr. Henry Hess, Mr. W. H. Smith, and others. Tbe alleged libols were polished in the "Afrioan Critic, and consisted of afticles upon « new cAnpr,ny--tiie Beekuanalajd Gold Ktef Develop iter, t Company—pro; -oled by Capftein lieuneay. Prisoner waa rcmauded afte, formal evidence had been given. While a Scotch contractor, named Calbraith, While a, ?Smwh co-trw- wes, oi Tuesday evening, standing oL a ledge of a rock in a quarry belonging to the Egling- ton Chemical Company, nea- Jjarne, a r.KJ.'s of limestone suddenly became detached above nim, and he wes thrown with it to the botuun of the quarry. When exti looted from the debris, Galbraith was quite dead, aimo.st every booe in his body having been brok en. In the Quern's Bench, before Mr Tui.tioe Mathew and ,< _j«cial jury, Mr..> Pfennell, the Wv !-known artist, sued Mr. Fra Harris, proprietor of the "Saturday Review., and Air. Walter Slckard, for damages for alleged libel, imputing to him a desire to palm off as works of art of o.ie class works ot in. lienor character. Mr coutcnded the reference was a. fair criticism, snd Mr. Waltet ebaa-d, tne writer of the article complained of, further put in a plaa- of justification. A desperate case of attempted murder and suicide occurred at Rudoi, 'gtoti, reai Notting- ham, on Tuesday night. Charles vman, ag -d 62, an ex-sergeant of th- 11th Hu.ars, attacked his wife with a paiic of tongs, inflicting fright- ful injuries, from which she is not ex- pected to recover, and he pfterwards cut hia own throat with a razor. The parties had had frequent q' amls, and he had been drinking heavily. .-wman took pai-t in the famous charge of the Libht Brigade. Speaking at the annual dinner If the Press Club, on Satuiday, Mdjor-General SIR t. VS. Granfell, in acknowledging the TOAST of the Army, inenuonod with satisfaction that our Highiant". forces and tiiose oi the French Army were now occupying the SAME TW^ACK-S in Crete. He believed THOSE two h., had never met IN such c.ose ompanionship since tlJC their gr.jat fhendf ?? END cu-op?tt-u?n d unl¡gtbe Cumean V\ (Cheeie.) ftoteethuig L<«1 been 'aaid aj to tha a?va?ce of Lhf ??vy. aud be was b?ppy to say the ANN; Lid ma?M N ?ajt this vt?taj—a c?t? in number MEN hd added to :he foi?as and certaii?y nd ?e?or? it was wanted. (Hear, he=u, iltd iaugtiter.) The Army received the ciumbs from TLIE rich n.au UIBLE and although they adiAitto-T tl»AT TIN" Navy should be tirst, still they thought tir were entitled to a little. (I/AUG'II,' r.) Mr M. Maclean, M.I' (CnuCitij TOAAT of tiks "Preas Qul)."
AN ASYLUM ROMANCE. 1 Winds Up Prosaically Befire Sir Francis I Jeunt. Daniel Charles Bucknell is an attendant at the Metropolitan Asylum, Caterhani, where he fell a victim to the charms of Edith Walker, wno attended the female patients. He proposed, was accepted, and on February 2, 1882, the pair were married at the Registry Office, Croydon. Sir Francis Jeune was now asked to grant a divorce on the ground of Mrs. Buknell's mis- conduct with the co-respondent, Edward Mar- shall. The tale, as told to his loT" by Mr. Bar- nard, who represented the pe. 7 ier, was to the effect that the parties lived happily together down to November, 1894. The co-respondent I MR. BUCKNELL. was a friend of the Superindendant of the Asy- lum, and through this, secured entry to the "weekly dances giver by the attendants, at one or two of which he was the partner of Mrs. Buck- nell. A slight quarrel arose in June, 1894, in consequence of the petitioner having found a strange ring in his wife's room, and upon being asked for an explanation, she said she had pur- chased it, but then wept bitter tears, and asked her husband not to make known the discovery to her mother. l A LONG HALF-HOLIDAY. On November 7 in the same year, the nurses had their usual half-holiday, and Mrs. Bucknell went out, never to return, but on the following day her husband received a letter from her, say- ing that she was sure her not coming back the previous night was no surprise to him, as he had suspected her for a long time. I thought it better to leave in that manner, she wrote, than have a scene." The respondent then went on to admit having wronged and de- ceived her husband, and as he could never for- give, she hoped he would forget her. Naturally enough, the husband forthwith made inquiries, but failed to find any trace of his wife either at the homes of her mother or brother. Advertisements were put in the papers, but with- out result, and it then dawned upon t,he injured man that about the time his wife had disappeared, so also had the co-respondent. Up to 1896 the search was continued in vain, and towards the end of that year a second letter reached Mr. Bucknell from his wife, in which she charged that his conduct towards her was simply invit- ing her to do wrong." In company with his brother-in-law, the petitioner went to a London hotel, where the respondent and co-respondent were found together. An answer denying the charge had been wed, but neither of the accused parties appeared, and, after evidence had been given, The President pronounced the usual decree, with costs.
I THEATRICAL LIBEL CASE. I Miss Marion Terry awarded £ 500 Damaaes. In the Queen's Bench on Tuesday the hearing comineneed of the action brought by Miss Marion Terry against Mr. Edward Steii;kopf I proprietor of the I I St. James' Budget." Defendant defied the words complained of had any defamatory meaning, and pleaded he had published an apology. The plaintiff held this was not suffi- cient. The libel consisted of the statement that Miss Marion Terry was about to marry Mr. Morris, her brother-in-law. The jury found for plaintiff, and awarded her £[,\10 damages and costs.
KRUGER'S CLAIM. How the Presdent's Little Bill of the Raid i malE: up. When Mr. Chamberlain made the announce- ment some weeks tsgo, respecting the claims tne South Alrlca Republic eguinst the British Government on account of Pr. Jame- san's raid, some doubt was expressed (says the JLrondon corrctspo intent of the "Birhiingham .PüSt') whether the claim tor in*t.-ridl aau.ogts ot r,677,968 5s. M. was included in that for moral or intellectual carnages of .£1,000,000. I understand the Colonial Office lies JJOW re- ceived the details of th-e claim, which are as o, LwlS — (A)-I..Expenditure Çor :oia- tary and commando s«-r- vxc-s in connection w ith the tnciu son £ 156,733 4 1 X. Uomp:nsation to the .Netherlands South Afri- oan Railway Company for making use, in ac- cordance with the con- cession granted to that company, of the railway worked by it during the comirajido on account of the incursion of Dr. .J acifton 9,500 0 0 tJ. Disbursements to surviv- ing 'datives of slain and w () ¡¡n,d.OO¡. moo 334 19 6 4. For annuities, pensions, and cAsbunsaneaita, to widows am chudxen of slain burguars and to re- latives of umaarried siain burghers, as also to wounded burghers 28,243 0 0 0. JSiXpenjaa oi tiJe Tel £ gfcaph Deportment for rp.a!e overcame,more tele- grams on service in South African communi- catien, more œHegI"¿J::s, ;? I. 4,092 11 9 b. Hospital exptf-ises for the of tli3 wound- ed and sick men, etc., of J>r. Jameson 225 0 0 7. Fir srpport of members of the families of com- mandeored bu'gii^rs dur- aug L8 coaar-i-,xlo. 177 8 8 «. Compensation to he paid to CKL/mandenre'd burghers for their ser- vice*, the troubW and ove.s brought upon ti*H*>, 46?,120 0 0 y. Account, of expense cf the Orange Free State 36,011 19 1 677,958 ø 3 or ml ;l!«ctu&3 <iazrage t- wilier the G^vvrrnfinS of ths South Africa, Republic lay claim for in connection with incursion into territory of tii- bouth African Re- public by l!1", Jameson crtd troops of Chartered Uom^iany at end of De- oe*uber, 18C5, and begin- ning of .'aouary. 1896, or-e million pounds ster- licg. m.COO.CCO 0 0 it is added that "the South African Repub- lic wishes frrtlter to observe that; in this claim axe net included the lawful claims which might, be mqe by private persons by reason of the actions of Dr Jamm-c and his troops." The full details will at once bt circulated among members of the Hoarse of Commons.