Ihisiiwss Abbressrs. EXPIRATION OF LEASE. QREAT gALE 0F gTOCK THE PREMISES TO BE RE-BUILT. £ 3,000 WORTH OF P. A P E P. Y TO BE CLEARED AT ONCE. MUST BE SOLD TO PREVENT DAMAGE. TO-DAY (FRIDAY), AXD WILL BE CON- TINUED THROUGHOUT THE MONTH. NOTE THE ADDRESS JOHN 0HAXDLES S, THE CANTON DRAPER, LONDON HOUSE, COWBRIDGE ROAD. CANTOS TRAMS AND 'BCSES PASS THE DOOR. jgXTENSION OF VISIT FOR ANOTHER;WEEK> EMINENT PHYSICIANS HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE ")iI A G N E T A I P. E (Protected bv Royal Letters Patent) FOR THE PREVENTION, RELIEF, AND CURE OF DISEASE. ÑI R L ° S D ALE, M. E., Inventor and Patentee of the MAGNETAIKE,' IS NOW RE-VISITING CARDIFF, AD MAY BE DAILY CONSULTED, FREE OF CHARGE, FOR ONE WEEK MORE, At his Private Consulting Rooms at. MR J. LONG'S, PHOTOGRAPHER, 63, CROCKHERBTOWN, UNTIL SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 1835, Where he will give Advice as to the Application of Curative Electricity, and Explain the Principles of his Patent Magnetaire Appliances, of which he has a Large Assortment, suitable for every part of the body. HOURS OF ATTENDANCE Ten to One, Two to Five, and Six to Eight. A 32-page Pamphlet, containing Testimonials, Price List, and full particulars, Free on application. The following are selected from a mass of testimony in possession of the Patentee :— CARDIFF TESTIMONIALS. INDIGESTION, BILIOUS. AND LIVER COM- PLAINTS. Cardiff Rope Works, Penarth-road, Grangetown, Cardiff, Jan. 8, 1SS5. Dear Sir,—For this last 25 years I have been a great sufferer from the above-mentioned com- plaints, and I wish to express my greatest satisfac- tion, and to testily to t:1e benefit that I have derived from your Magnetaire" appliances which I purchased from you some weeks back, and I must say that since I have had the pleasure of wearing it I have not been troubled with my old and inconvenient coraplaints. I can eat and digest my food with comfort, and as regards my strength it is about double. You are at liberty to make this statement public for the benefit of others who may be similarly afflicted.—Respectfully yours. Mr R. Lonsdale. SAMUEL YV'AUGII. IMPORTANT TESTIMONY BRONCHITIS AND HEART DISEASE. 28, Windsor-road, Cardiff, Dec. 17, 1834. Dear Sir,-For many years I have been suffering from "ronchitis and Heart Disease, and although I have consulted with several physicians, and tried many reiiie iies, I have received very little benefit from them. I few weeks asio I bought one of your Magnetaire appliances, and am glad to tell you that 1 have derived much benefit from it. — I am, yours respectfully, JOHN EVANS. Mr R. Lonsdale. INDIGESTION. 39, Croft-street, Roath. Cardiff. Dec. 18, 1884. Dear Sir,-A short time ago I purchased from you an appliance for Indigestion and nain in the back; I am very pleased to inform you that I have derived great benefit from it. Can now eat any- thing I fancy, and am quite free from the pain and inconvenience I felt before purchasing the Mag- netaire.Yours truly, Mrs C. WARREN. Mr R. Lonsdale. TESTIMONIAL FROM THE REV. R. H. DIGNUM. Neville Cottage, Pearl-street, Roath, Cardiff. November 24, 1884. 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. Tome its effects are simply comforting and delightful. I cun eat and digest my food with comfort. That terrible nervous action with which I was troubled for Yea. s h.s beeu sub- dued. For months toucher I have been free from it. 1 also find the Magnetaire" So-es a perfect luxury. The appliances are a blessing indeed to me for the last two years. I wish you success in your efforts to benefit suffering humanity. I shall be glad to answer any qu»sti"n.s which anyone may desire to asK me upon tLe matter. With gratitude for the good I have myself received, with very kind .,ood I have niyi-,f regards, I remain, Dear Mr Lonsdale, yours most faithfully, KOBT. HAYDON DIGNUM. To Mr Lonsdale. WEAK LEGS, NUMB FEET. SWOLLEN ANKLE, AND WEAKNESS OF THE VOICE. 214, Pearl-street, P.,1:ttl!. Nov. 17ch, 1834. Dear Sir,—Some years ago I had an attack of cholera, which lefo a thorough weakness in my Jeg, numbness in feet, and swollen ankle, causing pain and greatly inconveniencing me in getting about. I am pleased to teil voa that after wearing the Beit and Soles I purchased of you during your la-t viit a few hours I began to feel an improve- ment, and after a week's trial the change was won- derful my legs were altogether stronger, the swell- ing of ankle had gone down, feet free from numb- ness, and the circulation restored through my bodv. I found a great improvement also in my voice, which was very weak; cart now speak stronger, although it is ten years since my voice broke down. I am highly satisfied with what your Appliances have done, and shall always recommend them with contidence in any similar case.—Yours truly JOHN TAYLOR Builder. Mr R Lonsdale. RAMP AND RHEUMATISM. 167. Bute-road, Cardiff, Nov. 1 1834. Sir,—in answer to your inquiry about the Mannetaire that I purchased of you during your last visit to Cardiff, I am glad to say it has done me grea; oo, 1, especially in removingRheumatism anil Cramp, and soothing the several complaints that come with age. 1 also have known s«v«ral who have worn the" Magnetaire," and in every case it has relieved or cured them. If a rich person or two vr^re to club a few stray sovereigns together and purchase some of your appliances, and give them to the poor and needy, who cannot buy such earthly blessings, they could say hereafter, ''They were sick, and I visited them." If any person wishes to know more about t- e appliances they may call on me, and, I -In give them some practical experience. Respectiully yours, GEORGE SADLER, Artist. Mr R. Lonsdale. MR LONSDALE HAS NO AGENTS. THE APPLIANCES CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS IN CARDIFF, AND ARE STAMPED "MAGNETAIRE." ——— 71996 LONSDALE AND CO., tAN SOLE MANUFACTURERS, 11905 447, WEST STRAND, LONDON A NEW SERIAL STORY By the Popular Writer, MISS DORA RUSSELL (Author of "Footprints in the Snow," "Beneath the Wave," Out of Eden," Crcesus' Widow," &c., &c.), COMMENCED IN THE CARDIFF TIMES <& SOUTH WALES WEEKLY NEWS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, And wfll be continued each week. The New Story is entitled "JAMES DAUNTON'S FATE." JAMES DAUNTON'S FATE, The Story commenced In the CARDIFF TIMES AND SOUTH WALES WEEKLY NEWS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 3. ISiisineas THE WELSH TEAM AND THE INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MATCHES. THE PORTRAITS > ov, THE WELSH TEAM WILL APPEAR IN THE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS OF MONDAY NEXT, ALONG WITH A FULL REPORT OF THE MATCH WALES v. SCOTLAND. PEPPER'S TANNIN THROAT Jt- GARGLE. Tannin Gargle should be within the reach of all in the least degree subject to throat affections, whether inflammatory. r?Iaxed, ulcerated, hoarseness, swollen tonsils, enlarged uvula, weakened voice, &c. Those constantly speaking, singing, or reading, by using the Gargle preven: the huskiness, dryness, and irritation so frequantlyattendant on over-exertioii also of pro- ducing unusually sustained powers without injury to the mucous surfaces of the throat. Tannin is a great purifier, and so useful as a mouth wash in cases of disagreeable breath, arising from de- cayed teeth, disordered stomach, mouth u!cerations, and other causes. As a cure for ordinary sore throat, with its usual painful and sometimes dangerous symptom*, the Tannin Gargle is far better than anything. Bottles, Is 6d. Sold everywhere. PEPPER'S WHITE COUGH MIX- TURE.—The most reliable, speedy. and agree- able cure for roughs, colds, asthma, bronchitis, con- sumption, and all diseases of the lungs and air- passages. It is soothing, comforting, and tranquil- lizing in its action, quite different from ordinary cough remedies. Affords relief after second dose. Bottles, Is lid and 2s 9d each. Sold by all Chemists. CRACROFT'S ARECA-NUT TOOTH PASTE.—Regularly used every morning the teeth are kepr in beautiful order. All decaying and destr uctive tartar is removed from the enamel, which assumes its ivory, ike appearance. CCRACROFT'S PASTE removes all causes C cf decay, and will preserve the teeth intact for many years. Branded Pots, Is each. Sold everywhere. CIRACROFT'S ARECA TOOTH PASTE. J By using this delicious Aronntic Dentifrice the enamel of the teeth becomes white, sound, and polished like ivory. It is exceedingly fragrant, and specially useful. Get Cracroft's. DEAFNESS, NOISES IN THE EARS, &c. DELLAR'S ESSENCE FOR DEAF- NES.S should always be tried, as in numbers of cases, seemingly incurable, it has done wonders. Slight deafness, obstructions in the ears, and the incessant humming -otin(Is so frequent with affected hearing, are removed. Sold everywhere. CORNS CORXS CORNS BUNIONS AND ENLARGED TOE JOINTS! CFRED IN A FEW DAYS. DELLAR'S CORN AND BUNION PL AST FES are the only real remedy. Thev differ from all plasters, shields, or compositions. By instantly softening thy callous surrounding the pain goes at once, the Corn soon following. Bunions ani enlarged toe joints require more time but the action and relief is certain. Boxes, Is lid. Sold everywhere. SULPHOLINE SOAP, (a soap contain- ing sulpholine), is a delicately refined, chemi- cally pure oap, intended for general use, but specially bv those endowed with sensitive skins. Common im. perfectly prepared soaps, scented with injurious acrid oils, frequently cause skin diseases. For washing at all times, and bringing the skin to a so't, pliable, healthy conditio'?, Sulpholine Soap holds the first place. Its odour is very pleasant, and the Soap not expensive. Tablets, 6d each. LIVER COMPLAINTS, BILIOUSNESS, INDIGESTION. CeRED BY STOMACH DERANGEMENTS, DR. KING'S DANDELION & QUININE LIVER PILLS (Without mercury), Act effectively on the liver, and, whilst mildly apferient, are all that can lie desired. Dr. Kmt s famous Pills purify and clear the entire system by freeing the liver from sluz-ishness, causing the stomach to properly per- form its /unctions, quickly and entirely removing all feeling of headache, dizziness, oppressions at chest and luck, disagreeable tiiste, nausea, indigestion, spasm, sensation of heaviness, and irritating depression attend- ing bilious attacks and liver derangement. BE SURE TO HAVE DR. KING'S PILLS. SOLD EVERYWHERE. 11945 AT the present time Clothing so much de- notes the position of the wearer that to be ill clad or clothed in garments that are badly made and fitte^ at once conveys an im- pression unfavourable to the wearer. It is, therefore, of great importance that all who study appearance should be careful to make their purchases only from such houses as make Style, Fit, and Quality, combined with economy, their leading features. Winter especially requires that change in our attire which is so necessary for the due protection of our health and comfort. It is, therefore, of great importance that we should be supplied with overcoats and other warm clothing, not only at a moderate charge, but also fashion- able and well made, as well as being selected from materials of modern design and durable character. To these important requisites MASTERS and COMPANY 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 object should certainly inspect their stock before purchasing elsewhere. The position occupied by this firm in the markets as the largest buyers of clothing in Wales or the 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 largest must buy on more favourable terms than the smaller buyer. There can be no surer indi- cation 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 result. 102e LA DIES who have learned Scientific Dresscutting, have no Dressmakers' bills this Christmas.— Scientific Dresscutting Association, 21, Angel-street, opposite Cardiff Castle. 5-iO CLERK (a respectable young man) Wanted one with a knowledge of works in the district pre- ferred.-Apply, stating salary required, &-c-, by letter, te C. Arthur Cox and Co., 34, Castle-st., Swansea. 722 ENTLRMEN can reduce their expenditure 40 per 3T cent, by having their daughters taught Scientific Dress cutting.—Apply Dressing-cutting Association, 21, Castle-street, Cp, tiff. 777 FROM THE Soine things," said an excited Radical recently, can be foreseen and foretold and I now foresee, and I will now fore- tell, that the day will soon come when our liberties will be no more. This is as certain, my fellow-citiiens, and it is as rure as that Romeo ) founded Rome,"
TOPICS OF THE DAY. There has been a demonstration at Mel- bourne on the subject of the German annex- ations in the Pacific, and the resolutions passed at this meeting should be studied by our Federation friends. The first, moved by an ex-Agent-General and seconded by another prominent politician, concluded by saying that any Imperial action whereby these islands may be lost to the Colonies, would be unjust and calculated to endanger the public faith in the wisdom, patriotism, and firmness of the Imperial Government." If this means anything it means that the Australians are ready to sever their connec- tion with the Mother Country if England is not prepared to enforce a new Monroe doctrine in the Western Pacific. At Ballarat a resolution was passed as fol- lows :That this meeting, viewing with alarm the growing tendency of foreign Powers to seize islands adjacent to Australia, affirms that such islands should bethe inheritance of Australia only." Surely this should have been followed by another resolution expres- sing the readiness of the Australian people at least the Ballarat portion of them—to vote the millions necessary for the main- tenance of the Fleet that will be required if this' "hands off" policy is to be pursued. But when it comes to the dollar question our prudent kinsmen become cautious. They are ready enough to say what should be done, but much less ready to help to do it. We are glad to see that the candidates who have selected themselves to contest London seats in their own interest are rapidly being stamped 6ut. The Clerken- well branch of the Finsbury Liberal Associa- tion have resolved to inaugurate a joint association of Liberals and Radicals, and that no candidate should be recognised until the combined association had jointly con- sidered the representation of the new borough. Possibly many of the self-ap- pointed will go to the poll, in spite of the constituted organisations; but some good will result from this, for it will show the necessity of second ballots. The enthusiasm for murder created in France by the Clovis Hugues affair was re- z;1 markably evidenced in the incidents of the trial which closed yesterday morning. M. Hugues says to his wife upon her acquittal, Bravo, Jeannette, you have done well. We are avenged. Thanks." M. Anatole De la Forge, a witness for Madame Hugues, spoke in terms of such extravagant eulogy of the murderess that the Judge reprimanded him, saying: "You have no right toglorify the act for which the prisoner is prosecuted. Anatole replied, "I regret not to be of your opinion." All this enthusiasm, it must be observed, is for a woman who is not merely a mur- deress, which a good woman might become by force of circumstances, but undoubtedly a deliberate murderess. Faced with the dying declaration of her victim, she replies that she believed that he died lying, and the last words of her interrogation, given in reply to the Judge's question, "Do you regret what you did?" were these, "As to remorse, I have none. We should have thought there was too much hardness in this woman's nature for the French to make her a heroine. Mr Terrell, of London, the Liberal candi- date for Devonport, along with Mr Medley, has a happy style of expressing his opinions. In Plymouth, Devonport, and the district, thanks to the activity of the Rev. Mr Sharman, a Unitarian minister, Mr Brad- laugh has a very strong support in so far as his right to sit in the House of Commons is concerned. But religion, and Dis- senting religion especially, is power- ful m that district. Mr Terrell is heckled by both parties, by the advocates of the I rights of constituencies, and by the religious people,.itil(I this is how he meets the diffi- culty. "If," he says to the religious party, I were an elector of Northampton I would r. it vote for Mr Bradlaugh; but if," he remarks to Mr Bradlaugh's sup- porters, "I were a uiember of the House of Commons I would vote for the admission of Mr Bradlaugh into the House. From the statistics compiled annually by the Society of Friends it would appear that Quakerism is conducive to long life. Two hundred and eighty members of the Society have died during the past year, and their average age was over sixty years. Prince Bismarck has made a remarkable discovery. Taunted with the enormous emigration from Germany since 1879, due for the moat part, as was contended by Opposi- tion speakers in the Reichstag, to the Pro- tective tariff, the prince replied by admitting that the increase was due to protection, but that this is only a convincing proof that the material prosperity of the nation has in- creased in proportion. The richer the country grows the more its sons will emi- grate," so that Germany has only to go on getting richer to become completely de- populated. A curious theory hardly sup- ported by the fact that the majority of the emigrants belong to the poorest provinces of the Prussian monarchy. A lady who keeps a large boarding-schoo 11 at Islington has just been defrauded in the following manner. A young woman of good address called upon her, and stated that a medical man at Norwood had heard of the school, and wished to place therein two of his nieces. Subsequently the young woman obtained a donation for a charity in which she pretended to be interested. The whole story proved to be false. Publicity may possibly hinder the adventurer's exploits in the future. There is a storm in a teacup at Gains- borough because the Radicals have rented a room at the Coffee Tavern. Verily the Tories are hard to please. If Radicals meet at a tavern, they are denounced as pothouse politicians if they rent a hall in a temper- ance houae the Tories try to drive them back to the tavern again. As a sample of the distress which now prevails among the deserving poor a corres- pondent sends us a letter from a man whom he describes as an industrious and honest total abstainer. The man had been pro- mised work at Nottingham, but found on his arrival that the man whose place he was to take had decided to remain. After telling his story he says:—"You will naturally I wonder why I trouble you with all this. Well, in the first place, it is some little relief to tell your troubles Ito anotherlif only for the sake of telling; the brooding over troubles does not make the burden of them any lighter and, in the second place, I want help and don't know how or where to get it, and I must live, but how is the ques- tion." The letter was posted with his last penny to a brother Good Templar, who has readaly responded to the appeal.
EDITORIAL NOTES. THE letter of Mr J. K. COLLETT in this day's South Wales Daily Nelos touches upon a very important subject-the high death-rate of Cardiff. Mr COLLETT suggests that the town be divided into districts in order that the public may know which is the most unhealthy. The result would be that the district would soon b3 deserted by many of its inhabitants, who would remove to more healthy neigh- bourhoods, and property owners in the unhealthy district would agitate for remedies because of the decreased value of their property. Mr COLLETT goes on to advocate the erection of a furnace and stack on the ground where the corporation refuge is now tipped, in order that the refuse may be properly burnt. He would connect the sewers of the town with the stack of the furnace, and thus secure such a ven- tilation of the sewers as would put an end to the terrible smells experienced in many of the houses in Cardiff, in consequence of defective drains. Mr COLLETT has taken very great interest in the question, and his suggestions are admirable, and we trust that some member of the corporation will be in- duced to bring the subject forward at their next meeting. CC SERVANTGALISII" in Cardiff is gradually approaching a climax, when masters and cl mistresses will rebel again the whims and assumptions of incompetent servants. Really good ones are becoming so scarce that one hears nothing but general complaints. The most unblushing t, state- ments as to ability, &c., are made at the time of engagement; the last term of ser- vice is very often said to be very much longer than it really was; and, in fact, it is neces- sary to make strict inquiries into all the statements made. Then too many servant girls are like new brooms, they sweep clean for a while—apparently do their utmost to create a favourable impression, especially if taken for a month on trial, but afters ards a serious degeneration takes place, and the servant becomes—to use a homely phrase, not worth her salt. Our remarks apply more particularly to servants under 20 years of a,e as they grow older they become more sensible. The prospect of another place where the girl will obtain an extra sixpence a week or a pound 1 -e a year, is sufficient to make the girl- servant careless and even saucy, and if she can manage to get away without serving the f, 1:1 usual notice she is highly pleased. Some- times the girl's mother, from mercenary motives, takes away a girl from a place where she is quite contented in order that the extra sixpence a week may go towards family expenses at home and sometimes ladies occupying respectable positions, hear- ing of a good servant in another family, will deliberately entice her away by the offer of slightly higher wages. It is impossible to expect good servants when such difficulties have to be encountered. But if mistresses would in- sist on good characters, and have nothing to do with girls who are given to constantly changing their places, a change for the better would soon be accomplished. "■
THE CWMGLO COLLIERY DISPUTE. Resumntioii of Operations. The dispute which has prevailed at the above colliery for some time past—the men having sus- pended operations since the 1st inst.—has fortu- nately been favourably settled. The 14- days notice will beallowed to be brought into force hence- forth. The prices allowed for the working and turning of headings were considered, and the ois- trict price accepted. The men, upon hearing the result, evinced much satisfaction, and the whole resumed work on Thursday morning.
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES. A meeting of the musical committee was held at the Cardiff Castle Coffee Tavern, Aberdare, on Thursday evening, in order to further consider instrumental and other pieces for competition. Mr Rees Evans presided, and, in calling thy committee's attention to the resolution passed at the last meeting—that the chairman, Messrs Richard Jones, and Jenkin Howell should select an English glee, they unanimously fixed upon Mendelssohn's Autumn Sohg," this piece to be added to Dr. Parry's "Bells. Some discussion arose on prizes for musical compositions, and it was finally settled to offer prizes for the best madrigal and contralto song with Enghsm and Welsh words. Hartner's "Golden I Medal (Alliance Musicale) was selected for the brass band contest, and Mozart's "Nozze de Figaro for string bands. Other competitive instrumental pieces were decided upon by the committee.
ENSILAGE ON LORD WINDSOR'S HOME FARM. A silo has jiist been opened on Lord Windsor's home farm at Oakley Park, near Ludlow. Con- siderable interest was manifested in the proceed- ings, and among those present were Lady Mary Windsor Clive, the Hon. Misses Clive. the Hon. G. W. W. Clive, M.P., and many of the leading agriculturists of the district. An old ice-bouse in the park had been utilised for the purpose of a silo by taking the crown out and making the sides upright to the top, on which was a sill with boarded-up sides and covered with thatch. The silo was circular, 22ft. deep and 16ft. in diameter. In seven days 76 cart loads weighing 77 tons 14cwt. were placed in the silo, mostly in a wet state; the grass, which was from the side of carriage roads, old garden grass, lawn mowings, was of a very middling quality. On opening the silo the second crop of clover was found to be of excellent quality and bright in colour. On going lower down, the natural grasses, although of a coarse nature, were found to be equally !good in quality and colour. The crucial test, however, was when samples of the grasses were placed before a herd of Highland oxen grazing in the park and brought into close proximity to the silo, the samples being readily consumed in preference to a well-herbaged pas- ture. The grasses were put in the silo as taken from land without previous chopping.
I No. 1 ASSASSINATED. I MURDER IN A NEWSPAPER OFFICE. O'DONOVAN R0SSA THREATENED WITH DEATH. NEW YORK, Friday Night.—A most sensational incident occurred in a newspaper office here this afternoon at four o'clock, when a man named Richard Short fatally stabbed Captain Phelan in the office of the United Ireland, O'Donovan Rossa's paper. Capt. Phelan, who was taken unawares, immediately armed himself with a revolver and fired at his assailant, seriously injuring him. Capt. Phelan was one of the projectors of the skirmishing fund started by the extreme Irishmen here to collect money for the purpose of dynamite outrages in England, and he was since suspected of having been the celebrated and much-talked of "No. 1." Short declared that Phelan was one of the many Irishmen who had been driven to take refuge in America on account of revelations made by M'Dermott, the informer, to the English Government. The alleged cause of Short's action is said to b3 that Phelan had divulged certain secrets of the Fenian Society. A letter from Rossa was found on Phelan's person, inviting him to his office to discuss im- portant business. There is immense excitement in the Irish Fenian Colony in New York, who surrounded the office of United Ireland, in Cham- bers-street, threatening death to O'Donovan Rossa, who was, however, protected by his friends.
PRINCE EDWARD OF WALES. -1 A London correspondent says :—The official announcement of the news that the Prince of Wales would provide for Prince Edward until his marriage, raises the question as to whom he will marry. His choice is so circumscribed—unless he is to marry his cousin, or another of th" numerous princesses'of the German families—that it can hardly be called a choice at all. The Danish house is his mothers he will hardly, after what has happened in the case of the Duchess of Edin- burgh, who has every good quality save that of popularity, marry a Russian. The children of the Crown Prince of Germany are his first cousins. A difference of religion separates him from the members of other families—it would never do to have a Roman Catholic Queen. I believa that it was computed that there were only six men in the world who had any chance of being received by her Majesty as suitors for the hand of the Princess Beatrice. There would not be this number (excluding the impecunious Germans) for the future King of England to select from with the approval of the Throne. Notimprobablyawifewillbe found for him among the descendants of the Emperor William. He himself is said to have a higher appreciation of English women than the women of other nationali- ties and the Prince of Wales has carefully guarded him against temptation by having more care of his liberty in London society than is usually bestowed upon English gentlemen. To tell the truth, I believe that Prince Edward shows no penchant for matrimony yet. He has not yet seen the lady. People say that Prince Edward is to be Edward VII. That is not what is intended. It was long ago practically settled that the Prince of Wales should be Edward VII. Prince Edward will, if all goes well, be Edward VIII. The title of Albert is not, I believe, to be introduced into the line of English sovereigns, Edward being the good old English name of famous kings. The law is singularly bare in its recognition of the second generation of the royal family, even in the case of its senior male representative, when the first generation includes his father. He is not even entitled in strictness to be called heir presumptive to the crown, because there can be no heir presump- tive when there is an heir apparent, and his father's titles admit of no courtesytitle customa- rily borne by the heir apparent to them. His place in point of precedence is after his uncles, as was settled in 1760, when the Duke of York, in the life- time of George II., took his seat in the House of Lords. Nothing remains except the compara- tively modern title of Prince, to which must be added the first Christian name, as in point of law the fi rst CII ristian name is the only Christian name, no one being entitled to more than one. Eveit the position during minority of a son of the Prince of Wales is rather vaguely defined by the law. In 1718 it was decided by a majority of ten judges to two that the education and the care of the sovereign's grandchildren belong t,) the sovereign during the lifetime of the father but the decision of the majority has had doubts thrown upon it. It has never been doubted that, at common law, the approval of the marriage of the sovereign's grandchildren belongs to the sovereign, and now by statute control is given to the Crown over the mar- riage of all the English descendants of George II. It is a popular error that a prince in the direct line of the throne comes to age, in the sense of the capacity for reigning, before he attains 21. The fact is that the heir to the throne is always capable of reigning, as the sovereign is never a minor. In the case of sovereigns of tender years, regents have been appointed but the age at which sovereigns who were minors began to act for themselves has varied from time to time. Henry III. and Edward III. were considered at full ape to act as kings at 18 Richard II. and Henry VI. not till 23 and by the statute of Henry VIII. his successor, if a male, was to be under guardianship until 18, and, if a female, until 16. The modern practice has been to make 18 the full age of a sovereign, as evidenced by the statute in regard to the children of Frederick, Prince of Wales, in regard to the children of George III., and in regard to tne childreu of her present Majesty and the late Prince Consort, in the event of that prince surviving her Majesty, and the heir to the throne being under that age. No age, however, is now fixed by law before attaining which the sovereign cannot reign with- out a regent. The attainment by Prince Albert of Wales of the ae of 21 has legally even less significance than in the case of an ordinary sub- ject. Although he is, like others, no longer under pupilage in the general sense, he, unliive them, is still not master of himself in regard to marriage.— Law Journal. them, is still not master of himself in regard to marriage.— Law Journal. CELEBRATING THE PRINCE'S COMING OF AGE. A charwoman named Mary Ann Holmes, aged 43, was charged at Bow-street, on Friday, with being drunk and disorderly.—The de- fendant was seen in Wych-street, Strand, behaving in a manner that justified her arrest.—Mr Flowers Well, Mrs Holmes, what have you td say ? The defendant (wimpering) I'm verv sorry, sir it's all the illuminations.— Mr Flowers What illuminations ?—The defen- dant In honour of the coming of I n £ e of Prince Albert Victor. — Mr Flowers:Oh, I did not know that.—The defen- dant Yes and I was in the Ca-stle when the Prince was born. A gentleman told me what the illuminations were for, and I said, God bless nif, it can't be such a long time age." He then aed me what I should like to drink, and I said the prince's health, of course.—Mr Flowers: Very well; under the circumstances, I will discharge you.
PAUPER LUNATICS IN COUNTY I I ASYLUMS. The Local Government Board have addressed a circular letter to all boards of guardians through- out the country in which they state that they have received a communication from the Com- missioners in Lunacy, in which it is suggested that an important proportion of the pauper luna- tics in counsy asylums might be adequately and more economically provided for in workhouses. The commissioners have furnished returns of cases considered suitable for workhouses, and the board request guardians to endeavour to carry out the necessary transfers. It is be- lieved these steps are intended to be preliminary to the introduction ot a scheme by which the county and borough lunatic asylums will be rendered available for patients of the non- pauper class. It is estimated that upwards of 2,000 harmless lunatics will be transferred to workhouses and infirmaries.
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THE GERMAN EMPEROR. DAILY CHRONICLE" TELEGRAM.] f BERLIN, Friday.-The Emperor still continues: slightly indisposed, but no uneasiness is felt, his Majesty's indisposition being very trifling.
THE GERMAN MISSION TO I ZANZIBAR. To-day's Daily Neics has reason to believe that satisfactory assurances have been received from Germany as to the mission to Zanzibar of the German Consul-General, which was announced from Durban a few days since.
FRANCE AND THE ALEXANDRIA INDEMNITIES. I "MORNING POST" TELEGRAM. 1 J PARIS, Friday.—It is reported in diplomatic circles that M. Ferry is favourable to the idea of substituting the joint guarantee of the Powers for that of England in a loan for the settlement of the Alexandria indemnities.
JAPAN AND THE COREAN REBELLION. ["STANDARD" TELEGRAM.] I SHANGHAI, Friday.—Japan appears resolved to create trouble Respecting the Corea, notwithstand- ing the reported conciliatory attitude of China.. It is doubtful whether order will be re-estab- lished without producing internal complications. The Japanese Government has protested against the conveyance of the King to Shanghai at the, instance of the Chinese Government.
EGYPTIAN FINANCE. I [4. DAILY CHROSICLE" TELEGRA)I.] I VIENNA, Friday.—According to concurring semi-official advices, the counter proposals of the French Government with reference to the financial affairs of Egypt will be communicated to the English Cabinet about the 16th inst. [" DAILY NEWS [TELEGRAM.] PARIS, Friday.—The Temps says Erance, Austria, Germany, and Russia have agreed on an answer to the English Government's Egyptian pro- posals. The three Powers are said to be desirous to leave the initiative to France. -+
FRENCH CONVICTS. f ["TIMES" TELEGRAM.] I PARIS, r' riday.-The Senatorial committee on the Recidivists Bill, while still recommending transportation, does not undertake to say whither the convicts shall be sent, but leaves it to the Government to sent them were it like or where it can. The committee acknowledges that New Caledonia cannot receive any more, the convicts already outnumbering the free population, and the unallotted state of land allowing no more concessions untilafter 1888. The bill will probably pass as a peace offering to M. Gambetta's manes, but it will remain a dead letter.
THE UNITED STATES AND THE I WEST AFRICAN CONFERENCE. ["TIMES" TELEGRAMS.] I PHILADELPHIA, Friday.—The House Foreign Affairs Committee has referred to a sub-committee the resolution passed on Monday last relating to the participation of the American Government in the West African Conference. The sub-committee has reported back Mr Belmont's resolution asking the President to state his reasons for taking this course, recommending its adoption. This resolu- tion is supported by the Democrats, who think that the present administration has entered upon a policy of a somewhat novel character. A later telegram says:—The Foreign Affairs Committee favourably report on Mr Belmont's re- solution to-day, recommending that it be adopted.
MR PARNELL AND IRISH GRIEVANCES. To-day's Times commenting on Mr Parnell's Tipperavv speech says :—" There is foreshadowed a fresh agitation. One of the first uses to be made of the enfranchisement of theflrish peasant is to begin again the struggle for the soil. One or two more such speeches and the calm in political regions will be at an end. Indeed it is but too clearly a brief lull between two storms. Domestic questions of gravity, and among others that of the renewal of the Crimes' Act, will clearly claim the attention of Parliament, and even before it meets the gathering cloud of discontent caused by the formless and nerveless policy of the Government in regard to all our foreign relations, may discharge itself in expres- sions of condemnation. -&
GERMAN CONQUEST IN WEST AFRICA. I I Honouring Mr Stanley. I I Skirmishes with the Natives. 1 [RECTER'S TELEGRAM.] BERLIN, Friday.—The Admiralty has received the following despatch from Rear-Admiral Knorr, commander-in-chief of the German sqjuadron stationed in West African waters, who is at present with the corvettes Bismarck and Olga. before the Cameroons. On the 20th, 21st, and 22nd ultimo, the Bismarck and Olga suppressed by force of arms some bands of rebellious negroes in the Cameroons. Several chiefs and a large num- ber of natives were killed, captured, or driven off, and many villages were destroyed. The behaviour of the German force under great difficulties, arising from he nature of the climate and the nature of the country, was excellent. We had one sailor killed, and four seriously, and the same number slightly wounded. The authority of the German flag has been re- established, and order is now restored. The Emperor William has given orders for an expres- sion of his appreciation of their services to be conveyed to the officers and men of the squadron. COLOGNE, Saturday.— The Cologne Gazette publishes a telegram from its correspondent at Cameroons, dated St. Vincent, January 9, which sayS The German vessels Bismarck and Olga, reached Cameroons on December 15th, and on the 20th landed 330 men, with four guns. This was done because the in- habitants of Hickory Town aud Foss Town had driven away King Bell, threatened the the merchants, and burned Bell Town. Hickory Town offered very little opposition, and was taken without loss.i An officer belonging to the Olga having learned that some of the inhabitants of Foss Town had taken prisoner Woerman's agent, Pantannis attempted to rescue him with his division. The men landed under a heavy fire from Bell Town, and stormed and captured, with the loss of one killed" and several injured, an acclivity a hundred feet high. Sixty men held the plateau at the top for two hours against four hundred of the enemy firing from the bush. When supports arrived from the Bismarck, Fosstown was stormed with cheers and burned down 13ut in the meantime Pantannis had been mU Q-.J On December 21st Fosstown was a&ain, and on the 22nd the Olga bombarded ory Town. Order is fully restored.
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—- I The Earthquakes in Spain j A TERRIBLE PICTURE OF t DESOLATION. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] 'I ^RANADA, J? riaay.—Having been informed that the earthquake had played extraordinary havoc with the physical conformation of the country in the immediate neighbourhood of Guerejar, I paid a hurried visit to that place and saw sufficient to convince me that my information had certainly not been exaggerated. The earthquake, accord. ingto the evidence of trustworthy eyewitnesses, s literally upheaved, and, so to speak, scraped up the soil in the outskirts of the town, and formed t into a gigantic earth ball, which now stands near the town in the shape of a small, semi-circular t mountain. Before it reached its present halting- place, however, the mountain glided a distance of about 70 feet, pulverising every obstacle which it encountered. This scooping up of the soil has left an enormous fissure 75 feet broad, which completely surrounds the town. The course of the river was at the same time diverted, the bed raised in some places 13 metres, and a lake formed. MADRID, Friday Night.—King Alfonso, ac- companied by the Marquis De Miraralles (the Minister of War), and Senor Romero Y. Robbledo (the Minister of the Interior), started at six o'clock this evening for Saga. A special train had .been prepared, and; the king and his suite arc expected to arrive at their destination at eleven I' o'clock to-morrow morning. A large assembly had collected at the station to witness the departure of the king. The queen and the princesses were present to bid his Majesty God- speed, and they were accompanied by Senor Canovas Del Castillo, the Premier, the chief public functionaries, and a great number of I deputies. As the train left the King was loudly | cheered. It is felt that his Majesty's presence in the stricken district will do much to raise the spirits of the sufferers. He has announced his intention of distributing a sum of £ 2,000 from his private purse, but it is expected that when once his Majesty perceives the wide-spreading distress which has been caused by the recurring earthquakes, he will take the initiative in a very much more extended means of relief. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] ) MADRID, Friday.-Ying Alfonso left here this afternoon for Loga, in the province of Granada. Several shocks of earthquake were felt. yesterday at Torrox, in the province of Granada, creating fissures in the ground. Fresh shocks are reported to have occurred to-day at Malagar.
THE MEMORY OF KING VICTOR I EMMANUEL. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] ROME, Friday Afternoon.—The anniversary of the death of King Victor Emmanuel was ob- served to-day with the customary solemnities. The King and Queen heard mass at the Pantheon, and a number of popular associations made pilgrimages to the tomb of the late king.
EXTRAORDINARV ATTACK ON A SHOOTING PARTY. A Dublin correspondent writes :-Millstreet has been the scene of an extraordinary outrage, and there is reason to believe that the result aimed at was the seizure of a number of guns belonging to a party of sportsmen. It appsared that four gentlemen, one a retired military officer, were engaged tor a few days in shooting in the mountains near Millstreet. Nothing occurred during their sport to indicate that a hostile demonstration was intended. They reached Mill-street on Tuesday, and in the evening they engaged two cars to convey them to the station, which is a mile from the town. The guns, am- munition, and dogs were placed on one ear, which was sent on in advance in charge of a man and the second vehicle was occupied by the sportsmen, one only of whom carried a gun. It was quite dark when they left Millstreet, and when about half-way to the station the party found themselves assailed by 15 or 16 men, who sprang up suddenly from the side of the road. The men demonstrated round the car, shouted, and attempted to stop the horse. Some of the assail- ants ma.de an effort to seize those on the car. The gentleman with the gun struck out vigorously with his weapon, while the others defended them- selves with their fists. The driver whipped on hi9 horse, and succeeded in getting off, but stones were thrown, and two of the occupants of the car were struck, one oil the side of the head and the other on the breast. If there had been ammuni- tion available at the moment it would have been used, and the cowardly assailants might- have hxd a different story to tell. The; escape of the:first car with the guns and ammu- nition was probably due to the fact that the foot- pads were ignorant of its contents. The matter was not reported to the police, as there was no time to do ao before the departure of the train but even if there had been action taken by the police, identification of the assailants was ren- dered impossible in consequence of the darkness of the night.
INCIDENT AT A COURT BALL The Court ball at Pesth on Wednesday night, which was attended by 800 guests, and was one of the most brilliant fetes ever given in the Im- perial Palace, was somewhat disturbed by an incident without precedent. Amongst the guests appeared a young Count and Countess, the latter a famous Vienna beauty. They had received an invitation intended for a relation of the same name. Although the mistake was entirely due to the court officials, the Imperial family kept away from the ball room until the Count had been requested to take his wife away and had obeyed. He returned after- wards to demand an explanation of the extra- ordinary proceeding.. The married ladies' dresses were noticed as bemg extraordinarily rich and splendid. Those of the young ladies were very simple and short. lhe iimpress wore asfold-em- broidered dress, with along train covered with gold She looked young and beautiful. TheCrown Princess was in green and pink, with the emeralds given her by the Emperor on the birth of her daughter. Sne was much admired by all. The ball-room looked especially brilliant from the absence of black coats. They were replaced by the picturesque Hungarian dress and military unito-rros.
A SALVATION ARMY MIRACLE." A tram-car driver (a Chester correspondent says) has been converted by the Salvation Army, On Friday morning the man, who was very lame, jumped off his tramcar opposite Combermere monument and began to leap about, shouting and gesticulating as if in intense agony. A number of persons ran up, when he fell upon his knefcs and began to pray in a loud and fervent manner. On concluding his prayer lie again sprang up, jumped joyfully about, and exclaimed "PraiöO be to God, I am cured yes, I am quite eiired." He had been crippled for fifteen year4. ohe^leg, and he asserts that he has been the healing by faith process, adopted y ne c>alva tion Army. The man then juB oil his ca);, and went on his way rejoicill"
I GALLANitiV AT SEA. Her kmaie'sty's Cxovertillleut have awarded a silver Shipwr^ "?edal to the pilot Jean Marie T e Mat in ft<^°,T ^RNENT of his gallant conduct in iumoing the Sea at the risk of his life in order to r$der ^stance to the steamer Bellmore, nf Glas# u^der the following circumstances:— On th' of October last the Bellmore was jrjv«n towards the He de Batz (Finisterre) in co"eqetlce. of her engines breaking down, and s In a position of imminent danger. A lifeboat Went to her assistance, could no.. get alongside, when Le Mat jumpee, into the sea and swam towards the ship. He was fortunately hoisted on board, S and was instrumental in getting her removed to a •safe anchorage. The Board ot Trade have also awarded sums of money to the crews of the life- boat and a fishing-boat for their services on this occasion. ¿1
Mr Parnell was on Friday presented withe the freedom of Clonmel, and in acknowledging tho compliment pledged himself never to relax his efforts to obtain for Ireland the restoration of her national Parliament.'