THF ALLEGED CONSPIRACY TO MURDER A CHILD. Thomas Long, aged 42, painter, W, Jones (28), Jobmaster, both of Brixton, and Geo. Walker (27), land agent, Camberwell, ag-ain appeared to-day be- fore Mr Chance, at Loinbeth pcliee-court, charged with conspiring to murder an illegitimata female child, of which Jones is said to be the father. Madeline Gay, a married woman, living at Tottenham, said her husband left England two years ago, and returned last She became acquainted with J ones six nion after her husband had left, and the acqua'n ^nce ship continued all the time husband was away. In April she ISf?Vere s'le was in the family way by Jones. any letters passed between them. The one uced was received from Jones s ie 0 11 naher condi- tion la it he said, -*• nope by this time you are'out of your trouble. At all events, I will bring some stuff for you. 7, Her husband on returning to england, discovered her condition. She wrote to Jones saying he was awfully mad, but she believed for her sake the matter would be arranged if he would see her husband. The latter vowed child should not stay in his house. Accord- ingly Jones met her husband with reference to its being taken away after birth, and given for adoption to some person. There was delay in the arrangement, and she wrote urging Jones to be expeditious. The child was born on the 9th December, and taken away on the 11th. Cross-examined She' said she knew nothing about the prisoner Walker. She never had any intention or notion that the child was to be harmed in any way. Another witness proved several letters to be in Jones's handwriting. The constable produced a plan of Lewisbam Waterworks Detectivs Inspector Moore deposed to finding several letters in Jones's room on arresting him. (PROCEEDING.)
THE TRAGIC AFFAIR AT CHISWICK. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.1 I At Richmond, Surrey, to-day, Emily Redstone was charged with attempting to murder two little girls named Weir. the children of her mis- tress, and with attempted suicide. The only witness called was William Hednott a waterman, who deposed that he was standing by Mr Maynard's boathouse at Chiswick when he heard the children's screams on the opposite side of the river. He afterwards heard a splash, and if ran for a boat. With the assistance of :15 mate Barnham he rowed to the spot whence the sounds came. They turned the boat's head to the tow-path when they saw a black object in the water. Witness caught hold of it, and found it to be the prisoner, whom he pulled into the boat. About six yards lower down he saw something else in the water, which he ascertained to be a child, and be pulled it out also. Still further on he saw another child in the. water, nd this one he rescued also all three appeared to be dead. He called for assist- ance, and Mr Maynard and his two sons came. They got prisoner and the two children ashore, and sent for medical aid. After a long time they revived. The prisoner, who said she did not wish to ask witness any questions, was then remanded for a week.
OATTLE PLAGUE IN IRELAND. I SPECIAL TELEGRAM. I Jfrom the south of Ireland an outbreak of a very virulent disease among cattle is reported to-day. A large number of cattle have already luccumbed to what is known as black water, la iestructive and practically incurable malady, It was thought not to be infectious, but the rapidity with which it has spread has shaken the farmers belief. So far it has all the appearance of a pecu- liarly malignant infection, and the owners of cattle are adopting e s, cry precaution against the contagion. A sharp outbreak of pleuro-pneumonia has also just occurred at the Glavnevin Model Farm, Dublin, and up to yester- day as many as 14 head of cattle had died, while a number of others remain under treatment. One of the results will be the abandonment of the dairy farming session arranged to commence next week. The cattle infected have been isolated, and everything that veterinary skill could suggest has been carried out. Some farms adjoining have not escaped the outbreak. The number of deaths at the model farm will be considerably increased be- iore the distemper is effectually stamped out.
BRUTAL MURDER OF A SAILOR AT LIVERPOOL. A Norwegian sailor named Jonsone met with his death under brutal circumstances at an early hour this morning, in a low part of Liverpool. He quarrelled with a man gained Taggart, who butted him and knocked ""down. Another man named Kavanagh came to Taggart's aid, and, taking off his belt, beat Jousona about the head with the buckle till he became insensible, and when taken to the hospital he was dead. The two men and another named McNamara were arrested.
ALARMING MACHINERY ACCIDENT. A most alarming machinery accident occurred a.t Bradford this morning, when a large engine p-y-wheel in Riley's Mill, weighing from twenty () thirty tons, flew to pieces. Whilst ^'mcfrer|!Ut'0n' °nB pieC6 wei £ hinS several 'i»nse a™ Weifirht3 ascended through the engine- away the gable end of the mill f.lnS'Sr «"», "i"*—. but w:ij was no Ioss of llfe. Many work- l)eoP r°wn out of employment.
SHIPWRECKS AND LOSS OF LIFE. A Lloyd's to-day Bays The Norwegian oarque LetVa> from B for Philadelphia, has been totally Jost H Island, Virginia. Part of the crew we saved. A Lloyd's San Francisco telegram saj,^ Fili, German barque, was totally lost at j>0jnt Gords on December 26th. The ft1'5'' ofRcer four of the crew were drowned. four of the crew were drowned.
THE UXBRIDGE MURDER. Commutation of the Death Sentence. mutff 5entence on Elizabeth Gibbons for the munt.r of her husband, near Hayes, has been 00 ^ted to penal servitude for life.
I The Earthquakesin Spain I GRANADA DESERTED. I Entombment of the Inhabitants. Repetition of the Shocks. Government Measures of Relief. ICENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] MADRID,Thursday morning.—The seismic wave, from the effects of which we are suffering so fearfully in the provinces, seems by no means to fearfully in the provinces, seems by no means to have come to an end yet. Advices which I have received at midnight state that ten more shocks s had been felt in Granada yesterday (Wednesday). Each shock was distinct in itself, and, if possible, more decided and stronger than before. The population are simply paralysed with fear. They now not where to turn or what to do. To them it seems that they are in the hands of an unseen power from which escape is impossible. The effect of the shocks of yesterday has been striking. Granada is already denuded of no mean part of its population, who have taken to the fields, and has lost, it is com- puted, 10,000 more, who have fled precipitately, leaving all behind. The rich and the poor, the noble and the peasant, have all to share and share alike. The railways are destroyed, so that money avails nothing as a means of fleeing from the danger. From Frigiliana also comes the same news. Nothing but shocks and so effective have been the earth shakings that there is absolutely not one house standing in what was formerly a prosperous and picturesque town. From Velez, Malaga, too, comes the same sad tale of wholesale destruction and devastation. Houses already shaken to their foundations are falling every hour, and nothing but the crash and dull thud of falling masonry is to be heard. Too often the inhabitants, loth perhaps to leave their old homes, are entombed in the ruins. The popu- lation is about 30,000. MADRID, Thursday Afternoon.—Heartrending news continues to arrive from Andalusia. A complete panic seems to prevail throughout nearly every one of the eight provinces. The earthquake of Christmas Day has practically never ceased, for not a day has passed without several shocks, alarming enough in themselves, but in the present tension of the public mind simply disastrous in their consequences. Last night, for instance, dozens of towns were visited by a new and more terrifying phenomena. The solid ground trembled in a peculiar manner, and the accompanying rumbling of the earth is described as terrible and alarming in the extreme. At Torrox, a town of some 6,000 inhabitants, situated 25 miles east of Malaga, the shocks were so violent that the majority of the buildings collapsed, and the river ebbed and flowed in an extraordinary manner. The small town of Terja suffered in an equal degree, as did also, it is feared, a number of villages in the district. Nothing is said as to the loss of life resulting from these fresh visitations, and it is therefore hoped that as the majority of the townspeople have encamped in the open country the additional victims will not be numerous. At Granada fresh shocks were also felt last night, causing an indescribablia panic. The people fled to the open country or cowered together in the streets all night, few venturing to remain indjors. The telegrams this morning indicated that the Alhambra and other national monuments had suffered severely but telegrams received this afternoon do not confirm this. It is now generally admitted that the total loss of life in Andalusia will amount to consider- ably over two thousand. The subscription list commenced here is, so far, by no means commen- surate with the magnitude of the disaster. ALHAlIIA, Friday rnornin, -Another ^terrible night has been passed by the inhabitants of this place. The recurrence of shocks yesterday sent the' whole of the unfortunate people to the open spaces outside the town, where they camped in terror- stricken crowds. Well it was they did so, for during the night the earth was again violently shaken, and such of thehouses-as had withstood the former shocks fell in. The town is now a complete ruin. I cannot learn whether there was any further loss of life, vby last night's visitation; but it is generally be lieved that no'one remained under the cracked dwellings. Had the people returned to their homes, the loss of life would last night have been again very great. The distress among the unfortunate victims is terrible, exposed as they are to the bitter winter blasts, many insufficiently clad, and nearly ail having but slender rations to keep body and soul together. Local help is totally inadequate to meet the present emergency. I learn from Antiquera that the constant visita- tions have driven the inhabitants there almost frantic with terror. Before their fears have been lulled after one shock another has come upon them, and now the poor people are striving to fly from the neighbourhood. The railway station is besieged, and the trains are packed with those anxious to obtain security in safer districts. Many are unable to get away, and the scenes among these is described as heart- rending. I am assured that the Cortes will al- most immediately vote a large sum to help the sufferers in the terrible calamity which has be- fallen them. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.J MADRID, Thursday, 10.30 a.m.—Another shock of earthquake, more severe than any experienced since Thursday last, was felt at Granaria yester- day evening. The whole population were thrown into the greatest alarm, and abandoned their houses, remaining in the streets all night. The shock now reported is the tenth at Granada since Tuesday last, and the panic among the inhabitants is increasing. Ten thousand persons left the town yesterday. MADRID, Thursday, 9.45 p.m.—Shocks of earth- quake continue at Jaen, Tarrox, Malaga, Bena- margoza, and Valez Malaga. Several shocks were felt at Torrox yesterday evening and this morning, destroying more buildings. The town has been completely abandoned by the inhabitants. At Nerjz the church has been severely damaged, and religious services are being held in the open air. At Arenas Del Rey 350 bodies have been discovered, and over 250 persons have been injured. A meeting was held this afternoon, at which the Premier, the Minis- ters of Finance and of the Interior, and the senators and deputies for the provinces of Granada and Malaga were present. It was de cided to send immediate relief to the towns which have suffered by the earthquake, and to provide shelter and provisions for the homeless inhabitants. A national subscription will be opened, to which all Government employes will be wanted to give the amount of one day's pay. The land tax will also be re- mitted in the towns which have suffered. A committee composed of the principal inhabitants will be formed in each-town in order to distribute the funds subscribed. A rumour is current that a loan of three million pesitas will be raised for this purpose.
WRETCHED DEATH OFIA WITCH. I The "Witch of Okehampton" has died in a ^Mched hovel in the town from cold and nam*ure, at the age of seventy five. Her correct to hav*as and the title given her seems ance andteen ^ue. ^ir somewhat wild appear- was a stra ^coru^'tionin which she lived. Her bed her bedcloth^^Fess, which rested on the floor; lUt and thf l'a^s winter consisted of a single ,™hi? i.iU innnnst °f furniture, and described Btt FreX emaSia? J*™ hovel. The body miri i For place in which ehe iaintpS a ^at only 2s were left for her- maintenance out of the 3s a week which the guardian? allowed her The weather cold, it w«*. _wiggf,Kt.Pri ;u the dav l^W iter Death that siio *h«'iid have fire; but the old j woman remarked that if she lighted one thers would be for the morrow. When th", 1nor' row came she was dead. A vordiet of De^th from cold and exposure was remraedr
RAILWAY COLLISION NEAR I PENISTONE. r I An Excursion Train Wrecked. 3 Persons Killed and 30 Injured. A dreadful railway accident occurred abont half-past eight on Thursday morning, about a mile on theSheffield sideof Penistone on the Manchester Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway to an excur- sion train 011 its way from Sheffield to Southport. The breakdown of a coal truck caused the excur- sion train to come into collision with it, and to wreck the last portion of the train. Four persons were killed and thirty injured. ANOTHER ACCOUNT. Our special correspondent, telegraphing from Manchester, says1The scene of the alarming accident which occurred on Thursday morning on the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway is again near Pemstone, wnere a terrib.e cata, trophe took place a few months since. The causes which have led to the present accident have not yet been discovered, and up to noon com- paratively few particulars were known in this city. It appears, however, from what can be, gleaned that this morning a coal train was being driven in the direction of Sheffield from Manchester, and shortly after eight o'clock it reached the Barnsley Junction, which is about a mile on the Sheffield side of Penistone Sta- tion. From some reason at present unexplained, several of the waggons left the metals at this point, and touled the down line. It is be- lieved something must have given way, and allowed the waggons to fall over on the down line, for if the facing points at the junction, which runs off in a northerly direction, had' caused the waggons to leave the line, they would have gone in the other direction, and fallen upon some siding lines. Thus further damage would have been avoided. But, un- happily, the waggons fell upon the down line, and fouled it just at the moment an excursion train from Sheffield to Liverpool approached the junction, and before it could be stopped it dashed into the wreckage of the coal train. The result was a serious collision, and as far as could bti ascertained up to noon two men were killed and several persons injured. News of the accident was telegraphed almost immediately to Manches- ter, and the engineer and the superintendent of the line went to the spot at once by a special train from Sheffield and from Gorton, and whilst they were using all efforts to clear the line, the doctors and officials were doing their best for the injured, the more serious cases of whom were removed to the infirmary at Sheffield, most of them residing in that town. It appears that an empty coal train was pro- ceeding from Ardwick to Kniveton Park down an incline past the junction at the rate of 15 miles an hour, whilst an excursion train from Shsffield to Liverpool and Southport was travelling at the rate of 25 miles an hour in another direction. Just as the coal train reachedthe junction, one of the wagons belonging to a private owner broke loose, owing to an axle giving way, and struck the engine of the passenger train, from which it rebounded, and then, missing the three first car- riages, it came in contact with the fourth and smashed it and the two next carriages to atoms, and three others were partially destroyed, and a shocking scene presented itself in the mass of broken carriages and wagons, and dead and in- jured passengers. Assistance was speedily obtained from Sheffield and Gorton for clearing j'he line, and the manager, Mr Underdown, the engineer, Mr Sacre, and other officials of the company proceeded immediately to the scene. THE NAMES OF THE KILLED. Fortunately the accident occurred near several farmhouses, from which help was obtained, when it was found that two passengers had been killed on the spot, namely :— Tom Wood, 69, Summer-street, Sheffield, and Albert Holieby, butcher, Bernard-lane, Sheffield. Another passenger named Joe Arthur Walker, of Sheffield, was so seriously injured that he died shortly before one o'clock. Fatal results are feared in the case of two others of the injured passengers. The injured were quickly extricated and forwarded without delay to Sheffield Infirmary. NAMES OF THE INJURED. Their names are as follow :— George Holleby, father of Albert Holleby, cuts on the head. Thomas Elliott, leg broken and head cut. Albert Oates, furnaceman, head cut and ankle injured. Sarah Allen, leg broken. Mary Hill, fracture of both legs. Win. Harrison, manufacturing wood turner, compound fracture of both legs. EnJch Knapton, fractured shoulder. Lucy Ann Bradley, leg broken. Bertha Holleby, wife of Albert Holleby, severely shaken. Fanny Flemings, shock. Allen S. Wood, butcher, slight injury to head. George Wild, dislocated shoulder. Samuel Turton, leg injured. Mrs Warren, injury to mouth. C. S. Abrahams, leg injured. All the injured belonged to Sheffield. Both lines were cleared at one o'clock. LATEST PARTICULARS. Being a general holiday, the accident cast quite a gloom over Sheffield and its festivities. Amongst the incidents may be mentioned that a man named Templeton, who is badly hurt, said, as the train was approaching Penistone' I to his son, "We are nearing Penistone; when we get to the other side of the station I will show you where the disaster occurred last summer." Hardly had he finished speaking than the accident happened, and Templeton was almost immediately after rendered un- conscious. Some of the uninjured passengers proceeded on their journey, but a considerable 1 ortion of them returned to Sheffield, where they demanded the repayment of their fares and clamoured loudly for their money at the booking- office. Up to late on Thursday night all the injured were progressing favourably, with the exception of two men who are still lying at Penis- stone. Information of the accident has been com- municated to the Board of Trade, and it is expected that an official inquiry will be made into the breaking of the axle. Singular to say, another axle broke upon the Manchester, Shef- held, and Lincolnshire Railway, not far from Penistone, only a few days before. In the pre- sent instance it is said the axle broke off like a carrot. ANOTHER DEATH A later telegram mentions that another death has occurred, viz., that of Thomas Elliot, of Lowe-street, Sheffield, who succumbed after one of his legs had been amputated by three surgeons. Another man, Mr William Harrison, had a leg amputated, and the other is badly hurt. His recovery is doubtful. Mr W. E. Bennett, manager for Messrs Wheatley Bros., table knife manufacturers, gava a vivid description of the accident. He wa going to Liverpool to see a friend recently returned from America, and says when nearinsr Penistone the train began to oscillate as though the brake was being applied. The whole of the occupants of his compartment jumped up in alarm, then he heard a loud shriek in the compartment behind, and the train having now slackened! speed lie leapt out, and found that the front of the carriage from which the screams proceeded had been forced into the back of another carriage, holding several ladies as in a vice against the side of the compartment. A young man in the same com- partment was terribly crushed, and -bad his leg broken. For a long time it was impossible to liberate them and many other passengers were jammed amongst the wrecked carriages, and their screams and moans were pitiful. Albert Oates, a furnaceman, of Sheffield, was brought down by the two o'clock train with his face and head fear- fully cut, and Job Williams, steel warehouseman, was assisted out of the same train, having his shoulder dislocated and being seriously bruised. There were several very narrow escapes. One party going from Sheffield to Liverpool got into the latter part of the train, and were told at Sheffield that they had got into the wrong por- tion. They then entered a carriage in the middle of the tiain, and had hardly got seated when they were removed again, and told to go nearer the engine. The carriage they quitted was one of the wort crushedintheaccident. MrsBroomhead,tiie wife of the sub-librarian at the Sheffield Central Library, was in the train with her brother-in-law, who had a miraculous escape. Hearing the crash he involuntarily bent down his head, and just at that moment a great piece of timber smashed through the compartment at the exact spot where his head had been. In the compartment in front of him a man was killed. One of the passengers, a young man, was found wih "«ic !e~ brokens his nose crushed, and one arm bl'dly tJun., and when the volunteer, went to assist hi:n he said, I shall b3 al) right in a minute Th-; ii,i,"Sengers killed Trii Vv\;od, a grinr T, <of Sheffield, and Albert, Holliley, sor* uf a cattle ^ro > s" SheSv.ld—avo at the Wentworth Arms, Penistone, and Thos. Elliott, another passenger, was also sent there in a critical condition. Mrs Hill, a lady living at Hillsborough, sustained a compound fracture of both legs, but she insisted on being taken home, though the medical staff at the infirmary tried to induce her to remain at the institution. During the whole of the afternoon people crowded the Victoria Station on the look out for their friends, and the last of the injured were not brought in till about four o'clock. Long before this time, however, the lines had been cleared at Barnsley Junction, and the traffic so thoroughly resumed that large numbers of people went down from Sheffield to the scene of the accident. It was then seen that the fifth, sixth, and seventh carriages of the excursion train had borne the brunt of the collision. These carriages were removed to Penistone Station, and covered with tarpaulin, to await inspection. The axle of the coal-wagon, the breakage of which caused the accident, is 4bout four inches in diameter, and in the opinion of an expert present is made of iron, and "perfectly crystallised with age." The inquest on those killed in the railway acci- dent near Barnsley Junction yesterday will be opened to-day by Mr Taylor, coroner for the district, at Penistone, where the bodies of the de- ceased are lying. The evidence taken will prin- cipally be formal, to allow of the removal of the bodies after identification. An adjournment for scientific evidence is expected. Mary Walker, the most seriously injured passenger, now lying at the Wentworth Arms, Penistone, is still alive, but her condition is most precarious. On euquiry this morning at the Sheffield In- firmary and at the homes of the worst injured in the Penistone railway accident, we learn that they are progressing as favourably as can be expected, considering the serious nature, of their injuries. Mrs Hill, who has a compound fracture of both legs, passed a feverish night, and George Templeton, Sarah Allen, and Wm. Harrison are not yet out of danger. The accident caused quite a sensation in Sheffield.
SPORTING ITEMS. -.l:!8.- There are some half-dozen horses at present located at New Barns. Manchester, and they will probably remain there until next week. VVe hear that it is more likely that Lord Dur- Jiains horses trained at Beverley will shortly join A. Sadler's stable at Newmarket. Mr James Lowther, M.P., the owner of King Monmouth, leaves England for India on the 9th inst., and he will remain there several weeks. It has been decided to hold the Doncaster Hunt Meeting on Thursday, and Friday, the 5th and 6th or February, instead of the 12th and 13th, as previously announced. An unusual incident occurred at the pigeon shooting match held on Tuesday at Monte Carlo. An eagie swooped down from the mountain and earned off one of the wounded birds. ■Derts and North concluded their billiard match on Wednesday night, and tiie disadvan- tages under which he met his opponent proved 416 nU tor the champion, who was defeated by Enoch and J. Watts, trainer and jockey respec- tively to the Earl of Zetland, are at present pay- ing a visit to his lordship at Aske Hall, where fhou'nd°11 0^1 n^ caPital sport after the Aske ^^Anchor steamer, which has left Glasgow for £ iew ork, carries out one hundred thousand Loch ATiVi £ -0V1<: ova> which are intended to be sent out Vi,- 115aJ1' to be hatched for introduction into the Lakes- ie seven meetings at Newmarket during the past season 1,273 runners faced the starter in 208 races l xclusive of matches), an average of a little over six for each event. There were 20 days' racing a^J?i0a i?iUa^fcers during the year. The ackmoor Yaie Hounds had an extraor- dinary rUn on Tuesday, when, having found at Hadspen, near Castle Cary, they had a brilliant spin to IN 01 ta Woctton, near Glastonbury. The run lasted our hours, and at times the pace was very fast, The line of country, we may add, is about as stiff a one as it is possible to tIue. anywhere. Three young trien, while out fishing at Guage, South Australia, recently met with a remarkable accident, whwh, unfortunately, in one case proved fatal. Whiie attempting to land a large fish, presumably a sita(je) one 0f them was pulled into the river and drowned, and one of his com- panions had a narrow escape in attempting a rescue.. The death announce(j 0f a uoi;ed pisciculturist, Mr Robert Ratnsbottom, of Clitheroe. The deceased, who vvas 74- years of age, had a very wide repUuation as an angler and pisciculturist. After the Publication of his work entitled The Salmon i'.nc its Artificial Propagation, he received distinguished notice, notably communica- tions fro11' '-raribaldi, Mr John Bright, and Professor Auckland. After repeated efforts he successful'^ proved the value of artificial propaga- tion b}^11161^18 of hatching boxes, and succeeded in sending s.almon over to Australia. A teaip ot-b rench football players, members of the Pai'i^ a-G., arrived in England yesterday. They are to piay several matches under Ru<rby rules. I-"6 A.arisiaifs' tour is to open at Hendon to-morrow with a match against the Old Mill- hillians, and the other fixtures are against the Civil Sei Y»ce^on Monday next, at Herne Hill against the tlomsey Rovers, on Blackheath Common) two days later; the fourth, and last, against wravesend, at Gravesend, on Saturday week. in all probability their team will be as under £ >oldero, Budden, Carvallo, Figuls, Coates, Ral1., Gibert, Doljfus, Symonds, De Neuville, C. Ceu vremont. P. Ceuvremont, John- SeW, Brady, vVest, A. Kempleij, E. J. Kemplen (captain). It is stated that Sir Thomas Boughey intends to give up the mastership of the Albrighton Hunt at the close of the season. The Haydock Park Company have fixed a one- day meeting for Saturday. January 10, when the programme wnl consist of eight eight-dog stakes, four for puppies and four for all ages. Mr Kedley will judge* and Tom Wilkinson slip. Mr Hedworth, who is a very popular supporter of north-country racing, has sustained a loss in the somewhat sucj(jen death of Darlington. This son of Glendaie ^nd Datura took part as a two- year-oici in seven races, and all his efforts were unsuccessful except when he was credited with the Barnbougle Nursery at Edinburgh. Last year his average was pretty much the same, his record being two wins and twelve loses. At the York Spring Meeting he carried off the Consolation bcramble, and at Stockton secured the Twenty-seventh Biennial on the first day, besides dividing Pizarro and Beauchamp in the Great Northern Leger on the second. -.r" l:
THE PRIZE FIGHT NEAR HERTFORD. The men who Were arrested at the intercepted prize fight near Broxburne, Herts, yesterday, were this morning brought up at Cheshunt police- court before Mr N. Evans. William Good, fish porter, of Crescsnt-place, Ilackney-road, one of the principals, stood his ground when the police broke into the ring, and was arrested on the spot with four others. Several were arrested subse- quently, but Parry, the other principal, after- wards managed to escape. The prisoners brought up to-day Were William Good, Maurice Murphy, provision dealer, Leather-lane William Allen, fish curer, Lisle-street, Shoreditch Richard Swift, fruiterer, Liverpool-road, Islington and James Good, dog doctor, Wardour-street. They were renranded on bail until the 14th inst. The articles left on the ground were taken possession of by the police.
OMNIBUS ACCIDENT IN LONDON Shortly before nine o'clock this morning an omnil5115 plying between Barnsburv and Newing- ton, London, was turning into Liverpool-road whence wheels caught the kerbstone and the vehicle o%,ertprn,d. The outside passengers were thrown off tne omnibus, and as the hor3es struggled violently fears were for some time entertained for the safety of the inside travellers, These were eventualy extricated, and the injured removed to thehoSP^al. One young man (n,,in-le -,iiikvown)w,,Is severely injured, and three others wexe less seri- ously hurt.
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. 1 CORN. WAKEFIELD, Friday.—The decrease in the stocks ot wheat at ports, and dearer adrices from abroad, strengthen the trade, and considerable business has been done since our last market at advancing prices. English wheat is firm, and fully 2s per qr dearer. Foreign Is to 2s advance. Barley held firmly at the full prices of this day fortnight. Maize, on the spot, about Is per qr lower. Beans rather easier. Oats 6d per qr dearer. BUTTER. CORK, Friday. Seconds, 132s thirds, 86s; fourths, 53s. Kegs—Thirds, 80s. Mild cured firkins- mild 115s. Mild cured kegs-mild, 112s. In market 104 firkins, 15 kegs. HOPS LONDON, Friday.-The trade doing in this market during the week has been very limited, and prices remain without material change. The top price of English hops is still quoted at 7 guineas. POTATOES. LONDON, Friday.—Good supplies, and trade slow at the annexed rates :-Regents. 60s to 80s Victorias, 60s to 70s; Magnums, 55s to 65s; Champions, 55s to 65s per ton. PROVISIONS. LONDON, Friday. -Btitter-Foreion kinds meet with a moderate sale at about previous value. Kiel and Danish quotated 116s to 141 Friesland, H2s to 122s Normandy, 116s to 134s: American and Irish very quiet. Bacon-generally steady, moderate to small sized Irish quoted 55s to 63s. Hams remain quiet. Lard inactive. Cheese without alteration. I-
TO-DAYS SHIPPING. Lloyds' Casualty Telegrams. I The Norwegian barque Vesta, from Philadelphia for Dunkerque, with a cargo of paraffin, and the German barquentine Asia, from Corento for Goole, with a cargo of logwood, collided off Start Point on Thursday even- ing. The Vesta was very badly damaged, her port bow being cut down to the water's edge, and a portion of her cargo was damaged. The Asia lost her jibboom and headgear, Both vessels will be towed to Dart- mouth. The British steamer Hatfield, from Middlesboroutrh for Madras, is aground near West Hartlepool. A an Francisco cablegram states that the German barque Lili was totally lost at Point Gordo on Decem- ber 26th. The first officer and four of the crew were drowned.
I NEWPORT SCHOOL BOARD. I Decision to Give Prizes this Year. I A monthly meeting of the members of this board was held at the offices, Newport, to-day, Mr A. J. Stevens, vice-chairman, presiding. There were also present Messrs D. Edwards, E. Thomas, S. Batchelor, M. Wheeler, J. W. Bebell. The Chairman mentioned that the corporation proposed that the board should take offices at the new town-hall, consisting of board room, waiting-room, and clerk's room, at JE50 per annum.—Mr Edwards said that no un- dertaking was made by the preceding board to accept the offices intended to be built, but pro- posed,as the board were obliged to leave the present premises, that the offices be accepted temporarily, and on a six months' notice. Mr Thomas seconded the motion.—The Chairman thought a temporary arrangement would be wise, as the new board-room was manifestly too small. There might be space enough for the members, but the reporters would be much inconvenienced, if not pressed out altogether. (A laugh.)—The resolu- tion was carried, and the clerk was directed to write to the corporation asking whether they would accept the board as tenants under these conditions. The Taunton scheme was referred to in the minutes of the management committee for November last, and Mr Edwards proposed that minutes of the management committee for November last, and Mr Edwards proposed that one of the chief recommendations in the scheme —namely, the giving of prizes and certificates, should be resumed by the board. Up to the present year prizes had been given. — The Chairman remarked that his experience in school work showed that to get the greatest v alue from such reward they should be made qualifying not competitive. Industrious children always would gain certain prizes whereas idle children, knowing that they could never attain to the number of marks or of attend- ances gained by the former class, would have no inducement to make up their attendances. Mr Wheeler said that the qualifying element was provided fcr by the distribution of certificates. There had been a loss of 1 per cent, this year on the attendances, and this meant j328 in Govern- ment grant-a sum which would so far make up the £4-0 or so which was usually expended.— Mr Batchelor seconded the motion, and it was agreed to. There was no other business of importance.
THE VIOLENT ASSAULT ON A I WOMAN AT CARDIFF. ] At the police-court to-day Jenkin James, a young man, was charged on a remand with vio- lently assaulting a young woman named Elizabeth Price. The case was before tiie magistrates on Wednesday, and was remanded to enable Mr Belcher, who appeared for the .prisoner, to call witnesses to prove an alii. The complainant was a young woman who was ■ "ruierly an acquaintance of the defendant. She distinctly swore that the defendant followed her up Park-place on Boxing Night and no one else was near when she was knocked down.—Mr Belcher said that he had investigated the statements of the witnesses he proposed to call since the case was adjourned, and found that they were entirely at variance with the prisoner's statement, and especially as to time, which was an important element in the case. All he had was the prisoner's statement, who denied that he was the person who assaulted the complainant. — Mr Jones commented oil t1,p assault as a very violent and aggravated one, .vithout provocation. defendant would be sent to prison for six months with hard labour. Defendant, on being con- ducted to the cells, made uiy of some threats towards the complainant, and saiu that he would remember her.
RHONDDA VALLEY CHAMBER OF TRADE. On Thursday evening the quarterly meeting of the above council was held at the Ivor Hall Hotel, Llyuypia, under the presidency of Mr G. Herbert, Penygraig. A large numberof representa- tives from different, parts of the valley were present. A communication was read from the Postmaster- General, in reply to a letter from the secretary of the chamber, sanctioning the establishment of a wall letter box at the Assembly-hall, Ferndale. —In consequence of a satisfactory reply not having been received from the directors of the gas company, numerous petitions were submitted to the meeting, containing the name of hundreds of consumers, all of whom, it was alleged, were determined to discontinue the use of gas unless a reduction were made. In consequence of the Treherbert district not having been communicated with in time, Mr Lowrie proposed that as the canvassing of all the districts had not been completed, the consideration of the reports should be adjourned, and this was agreed to.—Mr O. Lloyd, Ferndale, proposed that the chamber finally fix the 15th of January as the date for the discontinuance of the use of gas. Mr L. Evans seconded the motion, which was carried. It was also agreed to that Mr E. H. Davies should represent them at the Treherbert Chamber of Trade. — Mr J.Morgan, Treorky, intimated that should they come to a decision to discontinue the use of gas, the consumers, after turning it off, should act unanimously in declining to resume its use unless the company compensated them for the expense incurred in buying lamps.
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TO-DAY'S POLICE. CARDIFF. SMUGGLING.—At the police-court to-day, before Mr R. O. Jones and Alderman Jones, Robert Thompson, chief engineer of the ss. Knight of St. Patrick, was charged with smuggling a quantity of spirits and cigars the single value of which was JS1 7s Od. As he did not appear, he was fined 94 Is and costs. Andrews Jawnitson, a Norwegian, belonging to the Norwegian barque Swantro, was charged with smuggling a quantity of cigars, the single value of which was 19s. The defendant was the mate of the vessel, and the cigars were found concealed under the defendant's clothes in his chest. He was ordered to pay the single value and costs, 15s lOd. BROTHEL RoBBF:P.Y. -Rachel Brewer (23), a young woman of bad character, wts charged with stealing a purse containing £ 1 10s from Peter Abrahamson, a ship's carpenter, on the 31st ult. Complainant met the prisoner in Bute-street, and went with her to a brothel in Homfray-street. He went up-stairs,then went down, leaving the prisoner up in the bedroom. When he returned prisoner left, and on searching his trousers-pocket he missed his purse and money. As neither purse nor money had been found the prisoner was discharged. SMUGGLING.—Andrea P. Barrman, the master of the Norwegian ship Griffin, was charged on a remand with smuggling 7* lbs. of tobacco. Mr Downing now appeared for the captain. The tobacco was found by the custom-house officers in a cupboord, but at the back, and apparently concealed by a number of articles placed in front of it. The rummage had been made on the 29th, and a second rummage on the same day led to the discovery of the tobacco. This was after the defendant had denied that be had any more t-o bacco than that produced. Mr Downing called some witnesses to prove that the captain was un- aware that the tobacco was concealed, and the bench, after hearing the evidence of these wit- nesses, dismissed the case, it being apparent that no attempt at smuggling had been made by the defendant. LICENSING OFFENCE.—James Dunn,landlord of the Bute Docks Hotel, was summonsed for per- mitting drunkenness on his licensed premises on the 11th ult. Mr H. Morgan Rees prosecuted, and Mr Vachell defended, The case arose out of a previous one, heard on the the 19th ult., when a man named Morris charged a man named George with assaulting him, and the evidence to show that the defendant and complainant were drunk, and also that the fight took place near the Bute Dock Hotel, where they had been drinking for hours. It was was also stated that the first blow was struck in the bar ot the hotel. The witnesses were called for the prosecution swore that the parties were half drunk, but knew what they were doing. The case was dismissed. ANOTHER BROTHEL ROBBERY.-Ellen Riley, a young woman of bad character, was charged with stealing L5 from Alex. Young, at 17, Homfray- street, on the 29th ult. Complainant met prisoner at a public-house, and went with her to a house in Homfray-street. Here a row took place, and the police came and turned them all out. Complainant had at that time concealed his money in his stockings. When turned out he had his money all right but he went with the prisoner to another house in the same street, and on the following morning he found that his money had been taken and the purse left. The prisoner was apprehended on the following day by Chief Inspector Price. She denied the robbery, but on looking in her bands ha found there £ 5 in gold, besides some silver, in her purse. Prisoner still denied that she took the complainant's purse, but the bench committed her for trial at the quarter sessions,—The Head Constable said that this was the fourth robbery committed in these houses during the past week. They were all brothels, but the difficulty was in finding out who kept them. When questioned all denied that they were the parties. VIOLENT ASSAULT BY A WOMAN.—Margaret Shea (26), a young woman of bad character, was charged with violently assaulting an old man named Daniel Murray, in June last. Inspector Lewis said that the assault was a very serious one. The defendant and another young woman, who lives in Halkett-street, attacked the old man, and beat him severely. The defendant then left the town, and was only apprehended on Thurs- day night. As the complainant was then at work at the Docks, and knew nothing of the arrest of the defendant, the case was remanded till to-morrow. NEWPORT. HOLIDAY DRUNKENNESS.—The only business dealt with at the borough police-court to-day (Mr H. Phillips presiding) consisted of five cases of drunkenness, in all of which fines of 5s were imposed. One man named William Thomas had been following the waits on New Year's morning, and amused himself by kicking at doors of houses as he went along. P.C. Bristowe, a newly- made officer, confronted defendant, but he told him he did'nt care for a young hand like him. Another case was against Annie Roberts, of res- pectable parentage, who has been in the Females' Home for some time, but who has relapsed again into vicious wrys. A man named Charles Ball was endeavouring, as he alleged, go take her home. Police-constable Carter, one of the oldest officers in the force, doscribad both as making a disgraceful exhibition of them- selves. He had heard a good deal of bad language, but the woman's e«c?eded the worst. At the close of the cases, which occupied only 15 minutes, Mr Phillips remarked that such a short list was very good for Christmas time.—Supt. Sinclair: There are five cases of drunkenness.— The Magistrates' Clerk On Monday the bench sat until nearly three o'clock in the afternoon, a period of four hours.
THE FALSELY-STYLED REIGN OF TERROR AT CARDIFF. At Cardiff police-court to-day-before Mr R. O. Jones and Alderman Jones-Ellen York, a young woman 27 years of age, who had been five times previously convicted for being a woman of bad character, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. P.C. Phillips said that the defendant was very abusive, rolling against persons who were passing in the street, and abusing them. He cautioned her asked her to leave, but she refused, and after some time he took her into custody. She was fined 5s and costs. Alice Edmonds (20), Amelia Stephens (19), May Thompson (19), and Margaret Evans (20), rather fashionably dressed girls, were charged with being prosti- tutes, and wilfully causing an obstruction in St. Mary-street on Wednesday night. P.C. Phillips said that he was on duty in St. Mary-street about 20 minutes to nine o'clock. He saw the four defendants stopping respectable men and causing them to turn off the foot-pavements. He had spoken to them on a previous occasion when he saw them stopping gentlemen, and cautioned them. They then separated, but met again a little below Caroline- street. In reply to Mr Jones the constable said that they acted in concert. On seeing r gentlemen approach they would sprawl themselves across the foot-pavement and stopping there, caused them to tun1 off into the roadway. He saw then stop eight gentlemen passing down the street It was only after cautioning them that he apprehended them. — Mr Jones asked the constable if he saw the defendants stop Fight separate men, and the constable said x es." The defendant Edmonds asked the constable if he saw her stop an, man, and the constable replied, Yes, r^veral.' She made a statement that when sh was spoken to by the constable they all separp-ed. The constable said that that was on the f; -st occasion. Thompson one of the defendants tid, You never cautioned us before." She, however, said that she was very sorrv for what sr: had done. Evans was similarly contrite.—The-J-ead Constable said that Edmonds was a very Hrl character, and had given them a good de1 of trouble. She bad been seven- teen ti-es convicted. She had also been sent Nine, her railway fare being paid, but t was no use, she returned back and commenced her old life. She was constantly crusing them a good deal of trouble in St. Mary- reet. Stephens had been twice before them. Oiieeconvicted and once cautioned. The others had not been previously charged. Edmonds was fined 20s and costs Stephens 10s and costs. The others were discharged with a caution.— Laura Griffiths (20) and Fanny Heatherington, two women of bad character, were ulso charged with being disorderly prostitutes and causing an obstruction by fighting in St Mary-street on the 31st ult. P.C. Mansfield saw the defendants fighting in the street. A large, crowd of people had assembled, and the street was oh structed. Mr Price appeared for Heatherington, and witnesses were called to prove that the fight was commenced by Griffiths, who came up to Heatherington, and, without any provocation, struck her a violent blow in the face. She then r rued the.b! 'v-, ;;id a ifght coarnienc--d. 1 hchs was iinaU c j* costs ftod Heatb^riogton-- j Ss and cent*.
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1 CONSERVATIVE MEETING NEAR SWANSEA. Speech by a Probable Tory Candidate. A meeting of the Morriston branch of the Gla- morganshire Conservative Association was held on Thursday evening, in a room at the village of Llangefelaeii. about six miles from Swansea. Dr Morgan presided, and there were also present Mr J. T. D. Llewelyn (a probable candidate for one of the seats which will be given to Glamorgan- shire by the Redistribution Bill), Dr. Paddon, Mr J. C. Vye Parminter, and a number oi farmers and others. The CHAIRMAM having opened the proceedings, Mr LLEWELYN, who was very heartily r-cej I delivered an address. Having described th j cause of the introduction of a Redistribution BiÍJ. and expressed his satisfaction at the comproniu* which had been arrived at between trie t\v parties, he pointed out the considerations v.'hion had led the Government to take members fron: the thinly populated districts of Wales and give:; them to Glamorganshire. The one point (;1. which there seemed to be a difference of opmio;; "n s with respect to Kilvbebyll, which Sir Hmscv Vivian suggested should be given to the l'i"u district. That question even would not afiect those present. The only thing for them to do was to remain quietly in an attitude of observation, and merely prepare to act at the right time. He proceeded You know my relations to Mr Talbot, the older of the two members for the county who has represented us for over fifty years, and during which time he has gained such great experience, and occupies -so peculiar a position both in the county and in the Parliament of England as will, I think, almost entitle him to a seat for whichever part of the county he may choose to sit—(applause)—and I feel personally that I would not oppose him—(hear, hear)—and I would use influence to see him returned unopposed for any portion of the county he may choose to select. (Applause.) But, having held this opinion for some time, and having said I would not oppose him, it becomes a very different thing when there are five seats. Other people will come forward, and I don't pledge myself at present as to what I shall do. I am: as I advise you to be, in a position of watchfulness as to what course events will take and as to what decisions the commissioners will come (_4 1 .v..) Having expressed his political o. ir.ouo, he bid lie bad lived amongst them all hi; de, aDd. he was sure they had seen he had tried t bis rlnty n his neighbours. (Applause.) He h, ri E< ver been in any way dictatorial or oppress"?,; and his one hope was to do his best to maint: r. the constitu tion of the country, because he it Lad made England a great nation, i- r-iu_, iiud envied by all other nations. (Hear, hear.) Speaking of the disendowment of the Church of England in Wales, he said at the right time he should be prepared to show to any politician that disendowment would be impolitic, a wrong, and a distinct violation of the principles of religious freedom, and, moreover, very prejudicial to the interests of religion generally. Dr PADDON next delivered an address, and dur- ing it there were expressions of dissent which snowed that all present were not of the same way of thinking. Mr RICHARDS followed in Welsh, after which it was resolved to form a branch of the association at Llangyfelach, and to appoint Air John Thomas, of Clase, hon. secretary.
PARRY'S NEBUCHADNEZZAR." First Performance at Swansea. The first public performance in Swansea of Dr Parry's latest dramatic cantata was given in the Albert-hall on Thursday evening before a large audience. The cantata depicts the life scenes of the King of Babylon. In the prologue the nar- I rator describes the besieging of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar his troublous dream, which the Chaldeins fail to interpret, making the king furious the success of Daniel's interpretation and his elevation to power the setting up of an image of gold on the Plains of Dura by the king, and his command to the people to come to its dedication. The prologue is treated by the com- poser as a cantilena, allowing a fully developed style of orchestral accompaniments, with phrases of cantilena for the voice, thus avoiding mono- tonous effect. There is introduced as an accompanist to the words relating to Daniel's vision, a soft melody by violins, oboe, and clarionet. Then follows The Dedication March," succeeded by the chorus of magi- eians, 0, king, live for ever," in which the magicians recite in chorus the king's command that all men should fall down and worship the golden image. Then is heard the chorus of the believers, asking for protection from the king's decree. Next, the chorus of the king's guards proclaiming the might of their ruler, and a second chorus of magicians followed by one by Hebrew believers. The Babylonians come to the dedication, the herald proclaiming the command of Nebuchadnezzar that all people should worship the image. Following that is a prayer of the Hebrews. A fanfare, of three trumpets, introducing a chorus of Babylonians who fall down and worship the golden image, proclaiming Woe to them that fall not." The magicians draw the attention of the king to the disobedience of Shadrach, Mesbach, and Abedneno, who, on being questioned by the king, reply That they will not serve his gods." The narrator recites, And these three men are bound and cast into a burning furnace." After an exultation chorus of Babylonians, is heard the chorus of guardian angels, We will watch and protect," and the king's exclamation, Did we not cast three men bound into the fire? Lo, I see four men walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt." Then is beard the king bidding them come forth, and come hither," and the chorus of the people, Lo, they come safe." The king cries to the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego for forgiveness. The people, in chorus, echo his cry, thus ending the first part of the cantata. In the second part the king sgaia dreams, and is afraid. He appeals to the magicians for its interpeta- tion, and Daniel again interprets the d«>«5Tn. Alas, 0, King! thou art to hI" dr: • n ir and thy dwellir naii be air»or»jr the of Uii field." The k questions, "is not this great Babylon that have built by the might of my power for be honour of my majesty?" Chorus of voice- "0, h ing Nevuciijiiueasar, the kingdom is departed troui thee." Then fol- lows a duet, bi. w. \u daugùter of Babylon and Daniel, Daci' intercedes ,è}-1 ihe people, in chorus, cry to fl" Cc.d oi -Daniel. The king, restored to reason, cries to the people to join m praise to the Great God, and this brings the cantata to a conclusion. The performance was a most decided success. The choir, conducted by Dr Parry, was one of the strongest which has assembled in the Albert Hall for some time, and sang with precision and effect, whilst the orchestra, led by Mr Woodward, was also a strong and most efficient one. Miss Marian Williams sang the soprano solos with Much feeling, particularly in the prologue, which was much applauded. Mr Hirwin Jones sang well in the tenor solos, and Mr Sauvage was in excellent voice. At the conclusion of the cantata the large audience demanded the re- appearance of Dr Parry, the plaudits being long continued. In the second part of the concert, Mr Haydn Parry played a pianoforte solo, accompanied by the orchestra, which elicited much applause. Perhaps the greatest success in the miscellaneous part of the concert was the rendering by Miss Marian Williams of Handel's "Let the Bright Seraphim," which was encored. The united choir gave, for the tirst time, a new centenary chorus, composed by Dr Parry for tha jubilee of Sunday Schools in Wales. The concert was the most successful of the present season.
[ THE LLANOVER ESTATES. Mr R. C. Hall, the younger brother of the late Lord Llano ver, died at Weymouth a few days ago. Mr Hall became heir to the great Llanover estates in Monmouthshire on the death of nis brother's only son, an event which occurred a few weeks before the young man would have at- tained his majority, when, of course, the entail would have been cut off. Lard Llanover became feverishly anxious to have the property at his own disposal, in order that lie might leave it to his wife for life, and on her death to his daughter, Mrs Herbert, of Llanarth, and, after a lengthened negotiation, Mr Hall and his son agreed to sel! their reversionary interest and obtained a large sum down, with considerable annuities for their respective liv es, and a settlement of -040,000 to be paid to their representatives after Lady Llan. over's deatli.-Ti,uth.
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THE ATROCIOUS MURDER AT SEA. At the Birkenhead police-court on Thursday Wm. Rawscber, second mate, and Ferdinand Keol- pein, boatswain, of the American ship, J. F.;Chap- inan, were ;further charged with the murder of A Janson off Cape Horn. Captain Thompson, con- mander, was examined, and denied that ha e er struck or kicked the deceased, or saw the irst mate or the prisoners illuse him. Deceased ever complained of ill-treatment until the day be ore his I death, when he said the crew had turned Aim out of the forecastle. The magistrates said they would give their decision on Monday