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IMPORTANT TESTIMONY BRONCHITIS AND HEART DISEASE. r-3, Windsor-road, Cardiff, Dec. 17, 1834. Dear :;ir,-F,)r many years I have been suffering from toochitis and Heart Disease, and although I have consulted with several physiciarts, tnH tried many remedies, I have received very little benefit from them. I few weeks a^o I bought one of your Magnetaire appliance-, and am glad to tell you that i have derived much benetit from it.—I am, yours respectfully, JOUN EVANS. Mr R. Lonsdale. INDIGESTION. 39, Croft-street, Roath. Cardiff. Dec. 18, 1884. Dear Sir,—A short time ago I purchased from yoa an appliance for Ipdifcestion and pain in the back I am very pleased to inform you Chat I have derived J!reat benefit from it. Can now cat any- thing I fancy, and am quite free from the pain and inconvenience I felt before purchasing the Mag- netaire. "-Yours truly, itlrl C. WARREN. Mr Ie Lonsdale. •TESTIMONIAL FROM THE REV. R. H BIOKUM. Neville Cottage, Pearl-street, Roath, Cardiff. November 21, 1834. My Dear Sir,-For the third time I have great pleasure in bearing testimony to the continued benefit I receive from wearing your admirable Magnetaire Belt. To me its effects are simply comforting and delightful. I can eat and digest my lood with comfort. That terrible nervous action with which I was troubled for years has been sub- dued. For months toae: her I have been free from it. I also find the Magnetaire" So.es a perfect luxury. The appliances are a blessing indeed to me for tha last two years. I wish you success in your efforts to benefit suffering humanity. I shall be glad to answer any quessi ns which anyone may desire to ask me upon the matte With gratitude for the good I have myself received, with very kind regards. I remain, Dear Mr Lonsdale, yours most faithfully, ROBT. HAYDON DIGNUM. To Mr Lonsdale. WEAK LEGS. NUMB FEET. S'-voLLEN ANKLE, AND WEAKNESS OF THE VOICE. 214, Pearl-street, Roath. Nov. 17th, 1834. Dear Sir.—Sonitj years ago I had ait attack of eholera, whieh left a thorough weakness in my legs, numbness in feet, and swollen ankle, causiug pain and greatly inconveniencing me in gecting about. I am pleased to ten you that after wearing the Belt and Soles I purchased of you during your last visit a few hours I began to feel an improve- ment, and after a week's trial the change wa* won- derful my leg4 were altogethar stafmger, the swell- ing of anklo had gone down, feet free from nUlDb. ness, and the circulation restored through my body. I found a great improvement also in my voice, which was very weak; can now speak stronger, although it is ten years sines my voice broke down. I am highiy satisfied with what your Appliances have done, and "hall always recommend them with confidence in aiiy siniilar'case. -Yetir., truly JOHW TA ytOlt Builder. Mr R Lonsdale. RAMP AND RHEUMATISM. 157. Bute-road. Cardiff, Nov. } W4. Si*,—In answer to your inquiry about the Magnetaire that I purchased or y»u during your last visit to Cardiff, I aniglad to say it has done me great good, especially in removing Rheumatism and Cramp, anil soothing the several complaints that come with atgp. I also Miffe-lfttown several who have worn the Nlunotitire," and in every case it has relieved or cured them. If a rich person or two were to club a few stray sovereigni together and purchase some of your Appliances, and give them to the poor and needy, who cannot buy sjuch earthly blessings, they seilds^y hereafter, "'fn',)" wetesick, and I visited them." If any person wishes to know more about toe appliances they may call on me, and I can give them soipe practical eXpetiWe. Respectfully vours, GEORGE SADLER, Artist. Mr R. Lonsdale. .J SCIATICA AND RHEUMATISM. Melbourne Villa, Plymouth-place North, Penarth, Near Cardiff, Oct. 6th, 1834. Dear Kir,—J wish to express my great satisfac- tion and to testify to the benefit I have derived from the "Magnetaire" applianco I purchased from you two years ago. Aiter a. very short trial I felt a glow thr-jushout the whole system, and com- menced to lose the pain in itiy hip and knees froni which T had suffered acutely for three years, aljd had tried all sorts of remedies without receiving tite least cood. But I can safely say. after wearing the Iagnetaire," I have since been entirely free from pain. I shall spare no trouble in recommend- ing your appliances co anyone I k.iow suffering.— I remain, vours very truly, Mr R. Lunsdale. DAVID WILLIAMS, Pilot. MR LOXSDALE HAS NO AGENTS. 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To these important requisites MASTERS and ComrAny have especially devoted their attention, and the reader may depend upon being supplied with all he re- quires at either of their establishments. Every person to whom economy is an abject should certainly inspect their 3tek before purchasing elsewhere. The position occupied by this firm in the markets is the largest buyers of clothing in Wales or Liie West of England enables them fre- quently to secure goods at such prices as defy competition, it being an indisputable fact that the tradesman who can buy large,t must buy on more favourable terms than the smaller buyer. There can be no surer incli- :ation than an increased trade that the public duly appreciate fair dealing, and that the efforts of MASTERS and COMPANY to supply goods of sterling value at the lowest remunerative profit have been fully recognised is proved by the rasult. 102e u.. CLERK (a respectable young man) Wanted one with a knowledge of works in the district pre- ferred.—Apply, stating salary required, Ac., by letter, t«s C. Arthur Cox and Co., 34, Castle-St., Swansea. 72<S LA DIES who have learned Scientific Dresscutting, have no Dressmakers' bills this Ghriitntas.— -jf^ntitle Dresscntting Association, 21, Angel-street, pposite Cardiff Castle. 540 K..n:'g COMPOUND, a demulcent anoydne, ex > >u cs ovant, for Coughs and Colds. Sold by aU Chemists d, is, la lid, 2s 9d. 212 CCJiGULI-iE. -Cement for Broken Articles, 6d, 2s. postage 2d. Sold everywhere. Kay Bros, Stockport. 213
I TOPICS OF- THE DAY. — General Oampenon's revelations confirm the impression that M. Ferry intends to keep Formosa under any circumstances, and to occupy Pekin if China refuses to come to terttis. If General Campenon has estimated the situation rightly that is a policy which will eost France a good many millions, whilst playing the Chancellor's game by weakening her at home. Mr Healy was presented on Tuesday by his Monaghan constituents with a. thousand pounds. The amount is a substantial one, considering the poverty of the subscribers, and the presentation is interesting as an ex- tension of the system of payment of Mem- bers. Probably no member of the House of Commons has better claim for payment by his constituents than the Member for Monaghan. The presentation recalls two remarkable incidents in Mr Healy's life. On the day on which he took his seat in Parliament he made his maiden speech, and on the day on which he was called to the Bar he appeared in court with a brief. Pro- bably this never happened before to any Member of Parliament and barrister. The convention at Thurles to-day respect- ing the Nationalist candidate for Tipperary is exciting extraordinary interest in Ireland. The event is regarded as a supreme test of Mr Darnell's power. The Irish leader has against him a strong local candidate and apparently the influence of the priesthood but there have been no indications of decay in Mr Parnell's power in Iraland, and pro- bably he will carry his nominee. The Cape Argits has the best grounds for believing that the real reason why General Joubert resigned his offices in and under the Government of the Transvaal— and to this moment it has never been sug- gested—was that when the ultimatum of the Imperial Government as to Bechuanaland was presented through the High Commis- sioner, it was resolved by the Transvaal Government to make a communication to Berlin, invoking the protection of Germany." Our Colonial contemporary goes on to denounce Lord Derby's refusal to annex the Kalahari Desert, a tract of country some six or seven hundred miles long. "It is a cruel thing," says the Argus, "that we and our lives and fortunes should be used as counters in a European game with Germany," and much more to the same effect. But if the Kala- hari desert is of such vast importance to the Cape, why do the colonists refuse to annex it ? Lord Derby would raise no objection he liou, indeed, suggested it. If they de- cline, it is but fair to assume that they are not serious when they say that this desert is necessary to the safety of the Cape Colony. The Vicar of Leamington must be a very fastidious person; he has declined to parti- cipate in the. week ef united prayer because the meetings are held in an unconsecratoJ building. The Church of England uses hundreds of unconseci-ated buildings all the year round. We suspect that the vicar's real reason was that he objeoted to take part in such meetings with Nonconformists, only he did not like to say so. Of course, had the meetings being held in a consecrated building, none but clergymen of the Estab- lished Church could have taken part in them. In commenting upon the decision of the Conference with respect to slavery on the West Coast of Africa, Mr Allen says that the Anti-Slavery Society "hails with satis- faction and thankfulness this first step to- wards the deliverance of Africa from the greatest scourge of humanity." $tirely not the first step I We note that the Time$endeavours to minimise the importance of the reports on the tenure of dwelling-houses on the Con- tinent by saying that 64 in few of the states from which the reports come are there many large towns. But the reports in question cortie from every country in Europe, and they show that the terminable leasehold system is hardly known on the Continent, except in a few of the great towns of France, and in a very modified form in a few places in Norway and Sweden. Are there no large towns in Belgium, Holland, Prussia, Aus- tria, Italy ? Yet these countries know no- thing of terminable building leases. The Boundary Commissioners have evidently made a mistake in their division of the Glasgow districts. The Govan dis- trict, mapped out according to the spirit of the Redistribution Bill and the instructions to the commissioners, was accounted safe Radical seat; but the commissioners propose to graft on to it one of the most Conserva- tive districts of Glasgow, thus infallibly handing the seat over to the Whigs. The lionB in Trafalgar-square are, as a rule, not very striking ornaments to the statuary of London. But in the early morning, when the frost rime covers thickly the ground, these particular British lions "e in cire\iitr?tanefc| which will gratify the most ardent Jingo. We note that at the trial of the Kintail petlamb case the counsel for Mr Winails spoke sfc?<?ngly pi Mr Mackenzie Gf Kintail poaiug as] a patriarchal superior of these people, representing Mr Winans as a tyrant, but at the same time poeketing Mr Winans' rents, while he (of Kintail) refused to fulfil his part of the contract. Mr Winans' counsel, however, forgot to add that when Mr Mackenzie discovered that Mr Winans wished to oleattheMtate oiits inhabitants, he desired to cansel the lease, and is anxious to do so still. Thus there is really no circum- stance to extenuate Mr Winans' behaviour. It was recently stated by the World that the Lotinga. case had been settled by com- promise. This, we believe is not so. An application has been made on behalf of the plaintiff to one of the Masters to change the venae to Durham. The application was refused; and an appeal was then made to a judge, who dismissed the appeal. Plaintiff has sineo given notice of her intention to apply to the divisional court. According to the Italian Times, American millionairesses appear to be particularly partial to Italian noble- men. The recent engagement of Miss z, Eva Mackay to Prince Ferdinand Colonna directs attention to a long list of similar alliances, the leading names of which are- Miss Field, Princess Brancaccio; Miss Lorillard Spencer, Princess Vicarara Cenci; Miss Broadwood, Princess Ruspoli Miss Conrad, Marchesa Teodoli Miss Kinney, Countess Giannotti Miss Fisher, Countess Gherardesca; Miss Roberts, Countess Galli Miss Fry, Mai-chesa Torreggiani j Miss Lewis, Countess Barbolini Amadei Miss* Gillinder, Marchesa ai San Marzano.
I EDITORIAL NOTES. IT is plain that the spirit of semi-barbarism which prevailed in the mining districts of the country thirty or forty years is not yet extinct in some parts of the Rhondda Vallay, Two cases w hich were brought before thetoniypridd stipendiary yesterday are only a cample of the horrible brutality shown from time to time by the more depraved among the Rhondda colliers. In one case an Irishman was again brought up on remand charged with puttii. j a lad of 14 on the fire, and afterwards dropping him in scalding water, so far back as the 9th of last month. The doctor attending the injured lad said he would not be able to attend for another fortnight. This means that the victim of the Irishman's brutaliry will have suffered five or six weeks' pain from the burns and scalds he received, and it remains to be seen what punishment the administrators of the law will think sufficient for such wanton crueiy iufiicted, is is said, foi no other reason than because the boy refused to give up a pipe which the accused man SCLMVAN said belonged to him. In the other case, heard yesterday, a young Welshman was changed with biting a piece from the chin of anotner man, with whom he persisted in quarrelling. The piece of skin and flesh bit out was the size of a shilling. Yet the stipendiary magistrate thought the intliction of a tine of £5, or in default a month's imprisonment, was sufficient punishment for such a horrible case of cannibalism. Suoh leniency is not, we fear, very much calculated to decrease cases of the nature we are now referring to, among the Rhondda miners. THE danger of throwing lighted matches down in the public streets has often been exemplified. Sometimes the result is that a lady's dress catches fire, and in other caies the lighted match falls into the cellar and sets the contents ablaze. This is supposed to have been the case in High-street, Cardiff, last night. A fire broke but in a cellar underneath an auctioneer's store-room, and had it not been discovered in time the premises, which are very old, and therefore of a highiy combustible nature, would probably have been destroyed. The premises were left apparently safe at half-past nine, and the fire was not perceived until a quarter past eleven. As it originated in the cellar, to which there is an open-barred grating facing the street, it is supposed that a lighted match thrown away by some smoker had fallen through the grating into the cellar and ignited the loose straw, a large quantity of which was in the cellar at the time. It is to be hoped that all smokers who light their pipes, cigars, or cigarettes out of doors will take care to blow out their matches ere throwing them down.
MBDIOINES, ELASTIC STOCKINGS, CHEMICALS, ■DRUGS, &c., by psweel post, under lib, 3d, Kay Bros., Stoekport. |13 KAY'S COMPOUND, for Colds and Coughs, bold i roughout the WorJi ,1s 1 id 9d AC,%Y BrOs-, Stockport. 313
ZULULAND AND THE BOERS. [" STANDARD TELEGRAM.] DURBAN, Wednasday.-A party of Boers from Northern Zululand rode down to the coast four days ago, and marked off a strip of territory to be divided into farms. The territory selected borders immediately on the reserve. The Boers appear to regard all Zululand beyond the reserve as their own property. L" TIMES" TELEQBAH.J DURBAN, Wesdnesday.—I hear on good authority that a few days again some twenty Boers marked out a double row of farms abutting on the Zulu reserve up to the sea. They were reputedly acting in consort with Germany, whose emissaries have been operating in Zululand for aome time past. e
WILD BEASTS IN THE RHONDDA At the Pontypridd police court, OIl Wednesday, Michael Sullivan was brought up for the third time, charged with putting a lad ot 14- on the tire at his lodginsrs, and afterwards dropping him on scalding: water, on Dee. 9th. Dr. Parry, Fern- dale, said that the prosecutor was stili unable to attend, and would not be able to give evidence for another fortnight. Prisoner, however, could not he remanded, it transpired, for more than » weik, hence the case was adjourned for that perittd. William Jones, a young feilow of 25 years, was charged with wounding Thomas Hiers, at lerndaie, on the 24-th December. Prosecutor said that he was a banksman on the top of No. 2 ierndale ph. He was at the Glyurhydynop public-house at 9 p.m. on the date specified. Prisoner was iu the bar, aud accused him of not paying for his lodgings to his (prisoners) mother. I rosecutor admitted the debt, but prisoner IltH'ertheless struck hun on the face. Prosecutor teil down oyer a tip, and was awhile insensible.— bupt. Mathews told the bench that prosecutor did not wi^h to press the charge.—Patrick Hennessy, a collier, testified that he saw prisoner ait prosecucur three in lour times at the public- house bar. fhe servant expelled prisoner, who later on rejoined prosecutor outside, and kicked him six or .1 times about his head and ciiest. itness remarked to prisoner tuat he ought to be ashamed of himself, snd attempted to raise prosecutor from the ground. Prosecutor was qilite illseniible. Dr. Parry said that prose- cutor had a scalp wound, about an inch long, penetrating to the bone. Prosecutor had been disabled seven or eight days. Prisoner was lined £ 3 and costs. Lewis Lewis, 20 years old, was charged with biting off part of the chin of Thomas Collins, at Ferndale. Prosecutor lived at 199, Maerdy-road. Mr D. Rosser prosecuted. Prosecutor said that on Monday night he was at the Mardy Hotel at about eight o clock. Prisoner was also there, but was in his company. Witness had drunk two glastfps of whiskey and two pints of beer, but was not drunk. Prisoner asked him to tight several times, and was drunk, noisy, and violent. Wit- ness refused, and prisoner jumped over the table and spat on his back. Witness thought he was playiug, but prisouer got him on the ground between his knees, caughc hold of him witn both hands by the c'.iin, and grasped him with his teeth. Witness called ont that the prisoner was biting him and Daniel Howell separated them. Witness theu discovered that prisoner had bitten a piect of his chm out, and his facfe bled profusely. He had not seen the missing piece of chin since. Witness did not give prisoner the least provocation, nor had there been a. previous quarrel between them. Witness did not know prisoner.— Daniel Howell give corro- borative evidence. jle described prisoner as having acted like a wild beast." There were the marks f the prisoner's teeth on the bottom part of prosecutor s ower lip caused by a second bite of prisoner.- Pr. Parry said that the missing chio piece was the size of a shilling. The bite was clean o the bone.—Prisoner was fined JB5 including rosta. He could not pay this money, and he was sentenced to a month's hard labour.
CARDIFF. LXPBRIBNCKU V F- I-.RINART S)IITH (Joseph Peare) shoc-i evei,y i i )i horse at the Cardiff Horse Kxcbauge, near the Custom House. A trial solicited. 232 K I IKST CHKISTMAS SHOW.—The Model Clothing Company are now showing, at 13, Bute-street, a GRAN I) DISPLAY of CLOTHING, HOSIERY, HATS, &e. Christmas Cards of all the latest designs for Christmas. AT 79, ST. MARY'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the next few days, gooU woollen or merino socks may be had at Is 2d per pair, three pairs for 3s. Sewing and knitting machines as usual. 211
I PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR'S 21st BIRTHDAY. SASDRINGHAM (WEST FRONT). L On March 10, the first anniversary of tin mar- riage of the Prince and Princess of their infant son was baptized. The ceremony, at which her Majesty was present, was performed in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace. A it bore but little resemblance to the royal baptisms of former days, some account of the ceremony may be interesting. Besides her Majesty, wh.. was dressed in black silk and crape, there were present the King of the Belgians, Lord Palmerstoll, the Duke of C-imbridge, Sir George Grey, many of the cbist officers of State, and nearly all the foreign Ministers. Among the clergy who officiated at the function were the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dean Stanle>, the Bishop of London, and the Bishoo of Oxford. The King of the Belgians and the Princess Helena aclfd as sponsors. The scene in the chapel was most imposing. The altar was lined with crimson velvet, panelled with guld lace the drrfrjh plate was displayed, and se:1t;; of crimson and gold were ranged within the rails ior the officiating clergy. The font was a tazza of silver gilt, the rim representing the leaves and flowers of the water ii;y, the base being grouped with cherubs^piaying the lyre in front were, the Royal arms. The font was placed on a fluted plinth of white and gold. Over the altar was a line piece of tapestry, representing the baptism of our Saviour. The infant Prince was carried int" the cli»ipel by tho head nurse, Mrs Clark, being <sressea in a robe of Honiton lace, the same that was worn by the Prince of Wales at his christen- ing-, witdi a cap of Honiton lace, a cloak of crimson "velvet lined with ermine, and a mantle of white satin edged with Honiton lace. When j the Archbishop commenced the prayer, Ai, mighty, ever living God," the Countess of Jlac- clesfield g^ve the infant prince to the Queen, who handed him to the Archbishop. On reaching the portion 0c the service for the naming of the child the Archbishop demanded of ttie isofi how it should be named, and the Quean answered, -^jerk Victor Christian Edward," And so ended the ceremony. His eCtrly education was received at home, aud it was not until March. 1877, that it was resolved that t.ie two sons of the Prince should receivo a portion of their education on board the Britannia traming-ship, when they were entered as oaval cadets.. In May they were examined at the Royal Jsavy College at Greenwich in the same manner as oram-iry naval cadets. Both Princes pas sed a very satisfactory examination, and in some of til8 subjects exhibited a more than usual decree of proficiency. Here they r- iiiained for some time, until on September 13th, 1879, tha two princes embarked on the corvette bacchante for the Mediterranean. On May 2nd, 1830, the Bacchante returned from her voyage, in thi course of wd.cil she had visited the" Mediter- ranean, the W'e.t Indies, and Bermuda. In their voyage round the worid in 1881 and 1882 as midshipm^ jn the Bacchante, commanded by Captain Lord Charles ):'ott, they visited many countries, but a detailed account of the trip has yet :o be written. It- is rumoured hat some UJ'U book may come I from the Prince-! themselves, but of this we sav nothing. Wherever the Bacchante touched the greatest loyalty and enthusiasm were shown and the Princes were entertained at balls, routs, I dinners, picnics, in every quarter of the globe. On September 4, 1881, they arrived at the Fiji Island, where they had au opportunity of wit- nessing some of the most curious and striking- native ceremonies. On the arnval of the •■quadron a. iievuka, thousands of natives came in from all the neighbouring islands, and testified their loyalty by giving presents and by per- forming various festive acts of homage. At Levuka the Princes were the guests of Mr Des Voeux at Government House. At a meeting, the Vuni Valu, in the names of the assembled chiefs and people, heartily welcomed the Princes to Fiji, at the same time presenting a magnificent" bblW," which was received and acknowledged with an appropriate expression of thanks by his 1-ioval Highness Prince Albert Victor. The squadron left Fiji on Scp- teinber 10th. One of the finest exhibitions was a grand war dance of the natives, in full martial ^ryy. illuminated oy the clectic light from her -Majesty's ship Inconstant. The squadron passed e through the inland sea of Japan, between Kobe I and Yokohama, a. route chosen in preierence to the direct way to Shanghai, in order to give their Koyal Highnesses an opportunity of seeing the scenery. On December 15th the squadron arrived at Amcy. The squadron after a stay of a day or I two proceeded to Hong liong, visiting Ceylon on tueir way home. In 1883 Prince Edward's name was entered on the books of Trinity College, Cambridge, whither he was conducted on the 18th of September, 1883, by the Prince of Wales and the Rev. J. -V. Dalton, his tutor. Soon after this the Illustrated Lohd«)i. News published a page of illustrations lepresenting the Prince going to his rooms, iu iNevihes Court, with Mr Dalton and the college tutor his first dining in the college hall, and his attending Divine worship in the College Chapel, wnen the sermon was preached by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Durham; with a view of the entrance to his rooms under the arcade of Neville's Court; and a portrait of his Koyal Highness attired in the nobleman student soap and gown. Prince Edward also re- sided tor a time with Professor Ihne, at Heidel- berg, for the purpose of studying the Germiu language. He lies seldom appeared on the public piauorm. tionie two or three weeks aj^o iie dis- tributed the prizes to the Cambridge Town volun- teers, in the Guild-hall, and spoke of the advan- tag-as of the system to the individual and the nation. The value of military framing, he considered, was exemplified in the most striking way in the case of Germany, and he did not believe the military system of that country weighed nearly so heavily upon her peaceable and mercantile subjects as some would persuade theinseh es. The steady expansion of the German trade and population within the last twenty years was the best- proof that the military discipline so far from hindering, on the contrary, aided both individual and national achievement. We arc indebted for the above to the Pall Mall Gazette.
FOREST OF DEAN OOLLIERS ( AND THE CROWN. On Wednesday, at noon, a meeting of delegates of the Forest of Dean Freeminers' Protection Society was held at the Speech House, Mr Sydney Elome, chairman ot the committee, presiding. Ali amount of routine business was transacted, including the reading of rep rts from the 15 lodges which have been formed for the purpose of a joint representation of miners and their rights, at r,he hearing of the question, which will come on before a royal commission recently promised oy the Crown. It was elicited that there are a total oi about 900 miners registered as free miners, and these with others not yet qualified have established a protection society. It was unanimously. agreed to pay 31 each par month to a fund, which will be used in obtaining evidence to lay before the commissioners, urging ttiat it is through no fault of themselves that the present trade depression exists, as is allegei by the galees who possess seams of coal either in work, worked out, or not yet won. With regard to the presentation of the com- mission, a resolution, moved by Mr Amos Williams, seconded by William Aston, and carried, "That a letter be forwarded to the Prime Minister urging the claims of the foresters to a fair pruportion of the number composing the commission, and also that one of them should ye working free miner, was carried unaminoiisij. It was also decided to proceed forthwith m tne col- lection of evidence for the defence, to be suo- mitted when the commissioners are appointed. The meeting also expressed their opinion upoa the Sbats Bill, and determined to support no candi- date, of whatever politics, who would not pleuge himself to defend in Parliament the existing rights and privileges of the Foresters of Dean.
INDUSTRIAL DEPRESSION AND! ITS CAUSES. Under this heading, Mr George Potter has addressed a letter to the Times, in the course of which lie .oays:- The letter which you formerly inserted for me upon the altave subject has brought me many letters from all parts of the country, nearly all or them confirming the fact that the present depres- sion of trade is of an alarming and serious character, aud is causing great uneasiness and apprehension. In the "shipping trade things grow worse. In the port of Liverpool there are now laid up 44 steam vessels, representing a ton- nage o: 69,000 tons, as against teu, representing a tonnage of 18,000 tt the corres- ponding period or last year, thus sbowiii4, an increase of 34 steamers and 51,000 tonnage laid up in these docks. The distress among the Liverpool seamn and dock labourers is very acute. The Trades Council of Liverpool, which consists of delegates from nearly every in- dustry in the town, lately held a special meeting to consider the cause of the depression, and after full deliberation passed tht following resolution, expressing the opinion that the causes were First, the impetus given to oroduction by the inven- tion of machinery; secondly, the enormous amount of wealth in the hands of capitalists, who, in the enUft- T,)ur to eiiricil themselves, stimulate production to its utmost extent, thereby glutting the market thiru.y, the anomalous state of the land laws, which prevent the productisn of the necessaries of life, and necessi- tate the payment of 150 millions per annum to foreigners. Other towns have passed resolutions of a similar charaeter.
I THE SAD CASE OF DISTRESS AT J TREHERBERT. ——. On Wednesday the sister of Mr If ainlin, Tre herbert, whose great domestic indigence was recently made public, was removed by Relieving- officer Jones to Pontypridd Union Workhouse. This course was taken with the sanction of Mr Hamlin, as the lady was mentally weak. She was in a terrible condition of uncleanliness, having evidently neglected herself.
BAD FOR THE Coo."—A poor crofter who had scant pasture for his pet cow one day tethered her on the summit of a barren hillook on his bit of scant pasture for his pet cow one day tethered her on the summit of a barren hillook on his bit of land, where sand and stones were far more plenti- ful than vegetation, and, looking around him, exclaimed, "Well, Rosie, if you haven't muckle to e&t, you have at any rate a splendid view
FIRE IN A CARDIFF AUOTION I ROOM. A fire, which might have proved of a most I disastrous character, broke out last night on the premises of Messrs Lawrence and Gill, auctioneers, No. 13, High-street, Cardiff. P.O. Friend, who was on duty on that beat, was passing the place at a quarter past 11, when he noticed smoke issuing from the hop. He immediately sent a, man, named Peter, to the tire station to give the alarm. The brigade was promptly summoned, and under the command of Engineer Geen, quickly rriveel upon the scene with a hose reel. The shop was full of dense smoke, which came from the cellar beaeath, wilere a large quantity of loose straw was stored. As the entrance to the cellar could not be found, and as the descent would in any case have been impos- sible, a portion of tne flooring was ripped up and water was poured down through it upon the burning mess. The fire was extinguished without very much trouble, and before it had time, to spread-a fortunate circumstance, for the premises, which are old, would have burnt rapidly. There was in the shop a stock of furni- ture, which was more or less injured by thel smoke and the water, but it is said that the ful. extent of the damage is covered by insurance. The origin of the tire has not been ascertained The premises, which are locked up at night, were left apparently safe at half-past nine, and it is stated that no light was taken into the cellar during the evening. The most feasible theory is that some careless smoker passing along the street, in casting away a lighted match or tusee, threw it through the grating into the cellar, and thus ignited the straw. The early discovery of the fire by the police-officer aud the prompt and energetic action of the liremen averted what might quickly have become a very serious con- flagration.
THE RECENT ELOPEMENT I FROM DUBLIN. Strange Disclosures. I Some further particulars have transpired re- garding the elopement last week of a Dublin reporter with an heiress. It appears that one of the two wives whom he has left behind him to mourn his loss was not really married to him at all, but went through. a bogus form of marriage. His accomplices in the sham wedding state they simply regarded the affair as a joke, and had no idea that the lady, who was a most respectable girl, was deceived by it. She, however, vehemently asserts that she was, and the matter, as already stated, is in the hanils of the police. Ths runaway swaine has several children by his real wife, to whom he was married at a very early age. Although keeping two houses in the city, one for each of the wives, ha always passed amongst his confreres as single, and bore the reputation of being an exceptionally steady and sober young- man. I
BURSTING OF A WATER MAIN I AT MANCHESTER. The Streets Flooded. Considerable d-unage to domestic property has been caused in the Gorton district of Manchester by the bursting of a 24in. water main just about ruidmghton Tuesday. Thestreetswereflaoded to the depthof a foot for nearly s. Many houses were flooded, and an immense quantity of water wasted. The road was torn up for some distance, and over an hour elapsed before the escape of the volume of water could be stopped. Great excite- ment prevailed.
1 NICE FOR THE LNoN-Com. -While the Black Watch was lying in Edinburgh Castle in 1868, it happened one night that a man named Donald M'Phee, a native of Skye, was on sentry at the quartermaster's store. Part of Donald's duty was to allow no civilian to pass on the ramparts, unless accompanied by a non-commissioned officer, and to allow no bundles to be thrown over the walls. On being asked to give over his orders, when visited by the officer on guard, Donald puzzled him by stating that he was to let nopody down to the ramparts, and to allow no bundles to be thrown over the walls, unless accompanied by a non-commissioned officer."
I THE POLITICAL SITUATION. I Another Cabinet Council. f Ministers Remain in Town. I Accident t. L<Yrtt Hartington. A Cabinet Council was held on Wednesday in Downing-street, at one o clock/ the proceedings lasting for three hours. Neither Mr Gladstone nor Earl Spencer was present. The first minister to arrive was Sir William Harcourt, who drove from his residence attended, as usual, by a detec- tive. He was almost immediately followed by Sir Charles Dilke, who walked over from the offices of the Local Government Board, and by Lord Cariingford, who likewise came on foot. Earl Granville, who walked across St. James's Park from Carlton House-terrace, entered by the garden-gate at Horse Guards Parade. Amongst later arrivals were the Lord Chancellor, Earl Kimberley, Lord Northbrook, Mr Chamberlain, and the Marquis of Hartington. Shortly before the deliberations of the Cabinet commen- ced. Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, Under-Secretary of Foreign Affairs, called at Downiug-street, and had a brief interview with Lord Granville. At five minutes to four, Sir Charles Dilke, Mr Chamberlain, the Lord Chancellor, Sir William Harcourt, and Lord Kimberley, In the order named, left the council, and walked immediately to their respective offices. Lord Hartington left ten minutes later by the garden entrance, and walked to the War Office. Earl Granville and Lord Derby remained together for another ten minutes, when they likewise left and entered the Foreign and Colonial Offices respectively, where they spent a considerable time in transacting business Earl Granville was invited to dine with her Majevty on Wednesday evening at Osborne, and had arranged to .e i.ve by the 3.40 train from Waterloo for the Isle of Wight; but owing to the protracted sitting of the Cabinet, his lordship was prevented from carrying out his intention. Lord Derby has made arrangements to remain in town. Eord .Northbrook also remains the night at the Admiralty, and will not return to the country until Friday. Several other ministers remain in town until to-day (Thursday). The Ceritrai News says An unconfirmed rumour was current on Wednesday evening that circumstances arose at the council which will necessitate consultation with the Premier, and that Lord Granville will therefore proceed to Hawarden to-day (Thursday). Early on Wednesday morning, as Lord Hartington was being driven in a private hansom from Hardwkk Hall to Chesterfield Railway Station, the horse fell heavily m Corporation- street, Chesterfield, owing to the slippery state of the road, causad by the neavy fros". His lord- ship was somewhat shaken, but was able to walk forward to the station, a few hundred yards distant, and proceeded by the 7.48 train to Lon- don tor the purpose of attending the Cabinet Council. Council.
THE CLERICAL SCANDAL IN RADNORSHIRE. The Serious Charge against the Presteign Curate, Continuation of the Commission of Inquipy. Tha inquiry held at Presteign into the charges of drunkenness preferred by the Clerk of the Peace for Radnorshire against his son-in-law, the Rev. John Da vies, curate of Presteign, was con- tinued at the Radnorshire Arms in that borough, on Wednesday, Dr., Tristram, chancellor of the diocese,presiding. F. Humphreys, organist of the parish church, deposed to having beep playing cards with the Rev. John Davies tf, i)is lodgings on two separate nights. They remained till a late hour. Mr Davies made rive use of the whiskey bottle, and was drunk. He also made use of profane language. In cross-examination, however, the witnessed admitted having fallen out with the accused, who had insulted his wife. Hiikich Bingley and his wife, with whom Mr Davies lodged, were called on behalf of the complainant, but denied that Mr Davies was ever drunk in their house, and he had always lodged with them. They also denied ever having seen him delirious, or that he ever behaved in any other way but as a gentleman in their house. Mr Stephens was re-called, and swore that both Mr and Mrs Binsrley had complained very sadly to him of Mr Davies's drunken habits. In defence, T. R. Lewis, formerly station- master at Presteign, said he was one of the party at Mr Davies's lodgings on the two occasions referred to by Humphreys, and he swore that Mr Davies was not drunk. The enquiry was further adjourned. The public feeling in the town is intense.
THE PENISTONE RAILWAY DISASTER. I Strange Disclosures. I The inquest on the bodies of three of the per- sons killed in the Penistone railway accident was resumed on Wednesday. Mr Cnarles Sacra, chief engineer of the company, described his examination of the line. He concluded from what he saw that the spring of the waggon found must have been thrown out by the breaking of the axle. As for the metal of the axle, he had seen better and he had seen worae. There was an insignifi- cant flaw, which was the cause of the breakage, which could not have been detected. After a long deliberation a verdict of Accidental death was returned. The Board of Trade inquiry will be resumed at Manchester to-day. Mr William Harrison, who was killed in the collision, was buried at Sheffield on Wednesday. It is now evident that aU the in- jured will recover. Messrs Harrison and Camm, of Rotherham, write with reference to a report which has appeared as to their having been the makers of the axle of the goods van, the breaking of which led to the accident. They state that they did not commence the manufacture of axles until 1870, three years after the date on the wheels of the goods van in question.
CARDIFF GUARDIANS. t Salary of the Medical Officer. I At a nieotiugof the special committee. appointed to consider the application of the medical officer, Dr. Sheen, for an increase of salary, Just held, the circular of Dr. Paine (the chairman), sent to all the members of the board, a copy of which appeared in our edition of Wednesday morning, was discussed, and the points raised in it care- fully considered. At a previous meeting of the committee they had recommended that the salary should be increased to B175 a year. At a subse- quent meeting they increased this amount to £ 200 a year, and also that an additional officer be appointed for the Ely Schools. The. board at their following meeting declined to adopt the report, which was referred back to the committee. We understand that the committee will recom- mend the board on Saturday to increase the salary of Dr. Sheen to £ 185 a year, a separate medical officer to be appointed for the Ely Schools.
-7- RHYMNEY LOCAL BOARD. I Cemetery Consecration Decided upon. An extraordinary meeting of the Rhymney Local Board was held on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Mr D. Evans. The cemetery question was again under consideration. Mr Thomas Thomas moved, and Mr Griffiths seconded, That no part ot the public cemetery be consecrated."—Mr William Pritchard moved as an amendment that the portion for the Church of England be consecrated.—This was seconded by Mr Trench, and on being put to the vote, the amendment was carried by six votes to two, the mover and seconder only voting for the original motion. All the other members voted for the amendment except Mr William Griffith, who did not vote.
THE OPENING OF THE CARDIFF I HIGHER GRADE SCHOOL. In reference to the visit of Mr M.P., at the opening of the Cardiff Sig Graue School, which was doubtful owing to t^te of the hon. gentleman's health, we lear i at he has written to say he will have much pleasure in being present.
The Nile Expedition. I BOM GENERAL LORD WOLSELEY TO THE SECRE- TARY OF STATE FOR WAR (received on the 7th January):— KORTI, 7th January, 1885, 4.10 p.m.—A strong convoy is now leaving the camp for Yokdal. General Stewart starts with another to-morrow for Metemneh. I expect him to occupy it on the 15th inst. If there is a steamer there, I will com- municate with Gordon without delay. CAIRO, IVednesday.-In compliance with the request of Lord Wolseley, the Mudir of Dongola has proceeded to Merawi. a [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] (JAUIO, Wednesday Evening.-Lord Wolseley'a plans imd movements are being followed here with the greatest interest, and form practically the one topic of conversation in military circles. Several eminent officers here have expressed tome the confident belief that ¡." Lord Wolseley having now ascertained and estimated at their proper worth the difficulties of the desert route to Shendy, will himself proceed without delay to Gakduk with the bulk of the troops now at Korti. His stay at Gakduk, will, I am assured, be as brief as possible. He will leave there a garrison of about 150 infantry, and then press on to Shendy with the main body. Telegrams received here to-day from Suakim state that Osman Digna has already heard of Lord Wblseley's energetic movements, and is much perturbed thereOy. Rumour, it appears, has already magnified the preliminary movements alone into a general advance of the whole of the expeditionary force, and the rebel chief is becoming anxious for his own safety. He shows, however, no signs of retreating, but is moving heaven and earth to strengthen his forces. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM, j SUAKIM, Wednesday.—The Beniainer and Ras- chida tribes have decided not to join Osman Digna. The general outlook of affairs is very encouraging. [ TIMES TELEGRAM.] ALEXANDRIA, Wednesday.—According to news received from Suakim to-day, Osman Digna is uneasy at the English advance. The Beniamer and the Rasheda. tribes are said to be uniting with the object of attacking him.
THE "TIMES" ON MR W. H. GLADSTONE'S SPEECH. To-day's Times, commenting on Mr W. H. Gladstone's speech at Hawarden yesterday, says: —" Mr Gladstone's title to repose was long ago amply made out, but his is a temperament which rather leads a man to seek a title to continued exertion. lie is not likely to think seriously of retirement so long as that title is clear to himself, nor would the country wish him to do so while he retains the strength of body and of will indispensable for the conduct of public affairs. It is quite possible for a man to retain any valuable aptitudes and striking natural gifts, and yet to be sticken by age in the power of grasping and combining facts, of form- ing momentous decisions, of facing great emer- gencies, or of dealing with the phenomena of a new time. All must hope that this has not hap- pened to Mr Gladstone, because no other can at present hold the reins of power with such autho- rity as his, or with such acceptance as he can command. Put it cannot be denied that the recent policy of the Government has been such as would naturally follow a partial failure of the innermost springs of action. If that failure arises from no mere functional de: rangement, but from organic change, then the question is no longer one of a title to repose, but of the right to postpone it. In deciding that question aright, Mr Gladstone will discharge a heavier responsibility and will perform a itiore eminent service to his country than any that have Inarke4 even his long and brilliant career."
NEW RAILWAY IN THE X TRANSVAAL. To-day's Morning Post understands that the Portuguese Railway Company, which has under. taken to build the railway from the Transvaal to Delagoa Bay, has paid into the Portuguese Trea- sury the sum of 375,000 franes, caution money required by the terms of its contract. This step, the Post adds, seems to promise the early con- summation of an object which has long been the darling object of Boer ambition, and which will place them in immediate communication with the coast without English supervision. Has the in- fluence of Germany been employed to assist an enterprise which ever since 1870 has been equally desired and unattainable by President Kruger and the aggresive Boers faction? Germany ean certainly be very useful to Portugal on the Congo
THE FRENCH IN CHINA. Sickness Among the Troops. 1 J" TUIBS TELEGRAM. J HAIPHONG, December 33.—I have visited the keep, or acivanced post, on the Langsong-road. The sickness among the French is great, owing to exposure and bad water, chiefly the latter but it is impossible to learn any particulars. The chief difficulties before the French are the absence of transport, the bad water, and the heavy mists and fogs of February. The scene of operations is now a region of jungle-covered, broken-hill country.
THE REVENUE FRAUDS IN CYPRUS. f" DAILY CHROWICjtr, TELEGRAM.} LARNACA, GTPRUS, moer 29th.-The de. puty inspector of rev^ue has been charged before the Famagusta of Magistrates with com- plicity in the ^cnue ^auds. Seven responsible officials h**0 arrested, but two ot the defaulters Of" still at large, one of whom burnt the whol* of his account books And papers bofcp absooødtng.
THE BISHOP OF LINCOLN. Dr Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln, who recently intimated his intention of resigning his see is in a state of health which causes gravest anxiety.
THE UXBRIDGE MURDER. In reply to a memorial praying for further en quiry into the case of Elizabeth Gibbons, con- victed of the murder of her husband, whosi sentenca was commuted to penal e the Home Secretary states that be adheri to the decision already announced. i