AN EX-MONK SENT TO PENAL SERVITUDE. John James Moore, who styled himself an ex- monk, and was known as Brother Alphonse, and labouring in Dundee as an anti-Popery lecturer and Protestant missionary, was to-day brought before Dundee Circuit Court, and sentenced to fi vP- years' penal servitude for unnatural offences. i
DESPERATE OUTRAGE IN A MARIONETTE SHOW- fsPECIAL TELEGBAM.] Samuel Overall, brass worker, was at ISirming- hatn to-dav committed to the assizes for a desperate outrage on a painter, named Regan. The men were in a marionette show in Milton- street, when, after a quarrel, prisoner dashed a brick at prosecutor's head, deeply fracturing and causing a depression of the skull and other in- juries, which, according to the medical evidence, are of a highly dangerous character.
THE SHOOTING OF A SERVANT AT HUDDERSFIELD. n inquest was held at Huddersfield to-day on the body of Sarah Ann Blackburn, who was shot y her master, Mr Thomas Holmes, on Tuesday morning. Mr Holmes's son deposed that he heard noises in the house, and, getting up, asked "Vs father what was the matter. He replied that er6 Were thieves in the house, and got up. He downstairs, and fired at random into the wtchen, killing the deceased, who was there unknown to them both. (PROCEEDING).
THE BELT LIBEL CASE. I The Bankruptcy of Mr Lawes. I At the London Bankruptcy Court, to-day, an appeal was made to grant Mr Charles Bennett Lawes his order of discharge. The official solicitor read the report of the official receiver, which stated that the assets had realised a. very much larger sum than appeared in the statement, and that the bankrupt had committed no misdemeanour under the Bankruptcy Act. After evidence to this effect had been given, the bankrupt received his immediate discharge. Mr Charles Russell attended on be. half of Mr Lawes.
THE MASKELYNE V. BISHOP I LiBEL CASE. £ 10,000 Damages. I At the Sheriff's Court, Red Lion-square, London, to-day, before Mr Birchall, under-sheiiff, the libel case of Maskelyne v. Bishop was called on. Judgment having gone by default, the action was referred to the sheriff to assess damages, which were laid at £ 10,000. Mr -J-urphy, Q.C., and Mr Le Breton appeared for plaintiff, and defendant was not represented. ?lfr John Neville Maskelyne was then called, and said he had never seen defendant's performance, but had seen him at the Egyptian Hall. There was no pretension whatever that he had entered into a conspiracy to injure the defendant.—John Cook having deposed that ten thousand copies of Truth had been printed containing the libel, the jury awarded plaintiff £ 10,000 damages. I
FATAL ICE ACCIDENTS. I .11 fatal ice accidents are reported from south a atlcashire yesterday. Most of the deceased W At TT°yS' W^° ventnred upon thin ice. _iri nn^s'on> a boy who had cautioned two H at the ice would not bear, went on himself ana was drowned. rfAt Helen a a boy 12 years old nearly lost bis lemen eavouringto save his brother, aged 8, who was drowned. A youth of 14 named Marmaduke Walker, son of the Rev. F. W. Walker, vicar of Albrighton, Shrewsbury, was drowned to-day in a pool near his father's residence, on which he had been skat- ing. A Stoke-on-Trent sweep named Price has rescued eight lads from drowning by an act of heroism. The lads had ventured on a large pool of ice which gave way. Price, a swimmer of reputation, first rescued four without mishap. The next time lie went into the water he had a struggle for his own life, one lad pulling him under the water. The last lad was rescued at the moment he was disappearing. Whilst two boys were skating on the ice at Coatbridge, on Wednesday, the ice gave way, both were drowned before assistance couid rendered. A similar accident occurred at Little Hulton, near Bolton, on Wednesday afternoon. A dozen boys were on the ice at the reservoir when it Rave way. Three boys were immersed, of whom one was drowned, two rescued alive, of whom one subsequently died.
i THE ALLEGED CONSPIRACY TO I MURDER A CHILD. Trial at the Old Bailey. I At the Old Bailey to-day, Wm. Jones (28), job- master, Thomas Long (42), carpenter, and George Fletcher Walker, were charged with conspiring to murder the female child of Adelaide Louisa Gay. Mr Poland, in opening the case for the Crown, related the circumstances under which the prisoner Jones became acquainted with MrsGay during the absence of the latter's husband "Australia, and the birth of a child shortly rJ"8 return. He said that communications seem to have passed between Mr Gay and Jones, e foroaer insisting that it should be taken from his ho^. An arrangement appeared to have been made in tfae first between Jones and Long, and according to the case for the prosecution, a direct propoilitlon was made by Long to a man named Barna.rd. that for the sum °f ten pounds the latter should drOWn the child in Lewishain reservoir. Barnard, however, in formed the police, and the prisoners 'were arrested on the charge of conspiracy under the circumstances detailed at the magis- terial investigation. Evidence was then called. Mr A. Gay deposed to returning from Aus- tralia, and to the birth of the child soon after- wards. He told Jones to have the child removed. Jones wrote subsequently saying that he had found a woman who would take the child for 250. Walker came to witness, and appointed meeting, which witness and the nurse attended, and handed the child over to Jones. When questioned after Long's arrest Jones said he bad no idea the child was being done away with. Mrs Gay aeposed that the child was born on December 10th, and taken away on the 11th. Evidence having been given of the delivery of the child to Jones by Mr Gay, Wm. Barnard stated that Long had asked him to undertake the job of getting rid of a child that was to be put out of the way. Long described a spot at Lewisham waterworks as the most con- silient, and arranged to meet witness. In the meantime witness informed the police. lPBOCUDmo,)
Terrible Colliery Explo- sion in France. I 28 MINERS KILLED. 120 OTHERS BURIED IN THE PIT I TREUTER'S TELEGRAM.] PARIS, Thursday.—An explosion of fire-damp occurred this morning in a coal mine at Lievin, Pas de Calais. Twenty-eight miners were killed, and the underground galleries of the mine fell in for a distance of 800 yards. I [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM. I PARIS. Thursday afternoon.—Last night a disastrous and fatal explosion occurred at the coal minesof Grison, near Lievin, in the department of the Pas de Calais. A large number of miners were in the pit at the time, who were unable from the suddenness of the shock to make their escape, and great anxiety is felt lest they should have perished. Twenty-eight dead bodies have already been brought up from the mine, but twenty miners are known to be still buried in the pit, and arduous efforts are being made to reach them in the hope that some at least may have survived. So violent was the explosion that 800 metres' length of the galleries fell in.
SUICIDE AT MANCHESTER. I The man who committed suicide in a lodging- ],,ou- at Manchester has to-day been identified as a commercial traveller from Nottingham who had embezzled a considerable sum of money belonging to his employers..
AN IRON SHIP SUNK NEAR THE NORE. I The iron ship Simla, which was proceeding down the river last night in tow of a Liverpool tug, was sunk below the Nore Light. It is sup- posed she struck on a sunken wreck. The crew were saved.
FIRE AT THE PLYMOUTH WORKS. Early this moining the carpenters' shop at the Plymouth Works, near Merthyr, was discovered to be on fire, and before the flames could be extinguished, the whole place, with its contents of timber and valuable patterns, was totally destroyed.
A COTTON LADEN STEAMER ON FIRE. The steamer Acuba, belonging to Sunderland, with a cargo of cotton, put into Dover Bay this morning with the cargo in the after hold on fire. She signalled for assistance, which was immediately sent, but the fire had obtained a good hold.
FUNERAL OF MR P. J. SMYTH. I MrP. J. Smyth, M.P,, was buried to-dayinGlas- nevin cemetery. The chief mourners were his three ons and Mr Dunn, his son-in-law. The Lord Mayor, Mr Brcoks, M.P. Mr Findlater, M.P. Mr Fay, M.P. Mr Pigott, who succeeded Mr Smyth as proprietor of the Irishman; and a few barristers and personal friends formed the cortege.
LIBEL ACTION AGAINST" FREE- MAN'S JOURNAL." To day, in theDublin Court of CommonPleasan action brought by theRev. Mr Freckleton,Presby- terian clergyman, against Freeman's Journal for a libel alleging that he had eloped with a married woman from Tullamore was settled, Mr Gray paying JS600 and costs, and publishing an apology withdrawing the allegation as utterly untrue.
DISMISSAL OF AN IRISH I POLICE INSPECTOR. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] I The Freeman's Journal to-day publishes an extraordinary correspondence between Mr Camp- bell Bannerman, the Chief Secretary for Ireland, and Ex-District Inspector Murphy, of the Irish Constabulary, who alleges that the real reason for his being com- pelled to resign is because he had given the information which resulted in the exposure of Inspector French, the head of the constabulary detectives, and now undergoing imprison- ment -in connection with the Dub- lin scandals. Mr Murphy was charged with drunkenness, and he avers that old acts of insubordination were raked up againsthim to pro- cure his dismissal. From the date on which he called attention to French's misconduct he says he was subjected to the most systematic persecu- tion. The Chief Secretary, however, declines to order a sworn inquiry or otherwise re-opening his case.
THE HEALTH OF MR CHAMBER- I LAIN, M.P. On enquiry this morning at Stoke Rectory, where Mr Chamberlain remains the guest of Canon Bulstrode, our special corre- spondent was informed that the right hon. gentleman was suffering great pain from abscess in the face, which was lanced after his arrival yesterday, but, apart from that, had not felt any ill effects from his effort of last- night. Mr Chamberlain was carefully attended to when he reached the Rectory, and this morning, under advice. took breakfast in bed. He had promised to attend a Liberal breakfast in the town this morning, and afterwards to lay the foundation stone of some new buildings in con- nection with the local Reform Club, but has been obliged to abandon the idea. of taking part in any further political proceedings and it is by no means certain that he will be able to travel to-day. He is under the care of Dr Bartlett. IpawicH, Thursday Noon.—Mr Chamberlain was restless during the night, but went to sleep this forenoon, after a dose of chloral had been administered to him by the medical attendant. The right hon. gentleman, who will probably remain in bed all day, was this morning visited by his brother, Alderman Richard Chamberlain, of Birmingham. The Ipswich Reform Club had a public break- fast this morning. In the enforced absence of the president (Mr Joseph Chamberlain), Mr Catch- pole (past president) occupied the chair, supported by the borough members (Mr Jesse Collings and Mr West). The toast of Mr Chamberlain's health having been proposed, it was acknowledged by Mr Richard Chamberlain, who wae happy to say that his brother was none the worse for his exer- tions of last night. Although he was unable to lve his room to-day he hoped to return to hIS duties to-morrow. The cordial reception had wj^ jn jpSWich last night at a time when he was subjected to so muoh per- Banal abuse had greatly cheered and stimulated him. Speeches were also delivered by Mr Shield, M.P., and several local gentlemen. Subsequently the foundation stone of a new assembly-room in connection with the club was laid, on behalf of Mr Chamberlain, by the borough members.
Thedirectors of this company have declared an interim dividend for the last half-year tjje rate of 10 per cent. per annum, free of income-tax, after making the necessary addition to the reserve fund for redemption of capital and depreciation of plant, amounting now to £ 1,530, and carrying forward to this year a balance of undivided profit of 21,200.
Supposed Fenian Outrage at Warminster. ATTEMPT TO BLOW UP THE TOWN-HALL. About seven o'clock last night an attempt was made to blow up the old Town-hall at Warminster. The building was greatly damaged. It is thought the explosive material, which appears to have been something stronger than gunpowder, was placed on the step before the front door. A fuse and several pieces of tin were afterwards picked up. The police have been unable to find any trace of the authors of the attempt. Our special correspondent at Trowbridge tele- graphs "The Warminster Town- hall, an attempt to blowup which was made last night, is situated in the Market-place, and was built in 1830. It appears that just about seven an explosion was heard, and a scene of great ex- citement and alarm ensued, people rushing from their houses, which were shaken as if by an earthquake. The dense volume of smoke and crashing of glass showed that the seat of the explosion was in the market place, and at or adjoining the front of the Town- hall. On an inspection being made it was found that hundreds of squares of glass had been broken in the hall and the adjoining buildings, but that little damage had been done to the masonry. The floors of various rooms in the hall were found to be scattered over with broken glass. A ball had been held in the building on the previous evening. No clue has yet been obtained to the perpetrators. Our special correspondent at Warminster tele- graphs An investigation has resulted in the finding of various pieces of metal, and portions of a substance supposed to be a fuse, but nothing definite as to the origin of the explosion has been discovered. A book binder from Warminster Journal offices, which is within a few yards of the scene, saw as he left work a dim light flickering about the spot, which has now been localised as the one where the explosive substance was placed, but took no particular notice of it. He re-passed some minutes before the explosion occurred, and again saw it. A dentist, living opposite the Town-hall, describes having seen a large body of flame, followed by an immense volume of smoke or dust upheaved from the street. His own windows were slightly damaged, but those of his neighbours, as well as of the Town-hall, were forced out. No one was hurt, though several persons were close to the building at the time. The police incline to the theory that a piece of old gas-piping was used, this being filled with explosive, soldered up at one end, and a fuse attached to the other. A brass union," such as gasfitters use, has been found amid the rubbish, and this lends strength to the theory. The chief constable of Wilts has arrived in the town, and is engaged with a staff of police in making a close investigation. Another report says:—The inhabitants of the usually quiet town of Warminster were greatly alarmed, about seven o'clock last evening, by a very loud explosion, and hundreds of people were quickly in the street to ascertain the men ning of it. They, however, had not far to go, and it was found that a dastardly attempt had been made to blow up the old town hall. The whole of the front windows of the hall were blown out, as well as many panes of the windows of the adjoining business premises. The building was also greatly damaged, and the infernal machine, which it is thought must have been used to have caused such disastrous effects, was, from the appearances of the front door, thought to have been placed on the step. There were signs of an explosion of something far more powerful than gunpowder. A number of people were in the street at the time, but fortunately none were near the building, and consequently were saved from what might have been serious, if not fatal, injury, asbroken glass was scattered all over the street. A fuse, as well as several pieces of tin, were afterwards found at a short distance from the building. The surround- ing houses were shaken, and the explosion was heard over two miles from the town. Had the attempt been perpetrated on the previous evening it might have bad serious results, for nearly 100 persons attended a ball at the hall; butasitwas, the building had been safely locked up for the night about an hour before the explosion. Two strangers were noticed loitering about the town during the day, and a few minutes before the re- port .they were -.seen to be hurriedly leaving the the town. The police were soon on the spot, and every endeavour to trace theperpetrators was made, but up to a late hour with no result. No reason can be assigned for the outrage, which has caused great consternation at Warminster. In- side the building pieces of glass, &c., were scat- tered all over the room, and the foundation of the structure appeared to have been shaken. A body of police guarded the ball during the night, hun- dreds of people crowding to the scene of the explosion.
THE FARMER AND HIS YOUNG I WIFE. A Somerset Divorce Suit. In the Probate and Divorce Division yesterday —before Sir J. Hannen, president-the case of Colville v. Colville and Magill was heard. In this case the petitioner, Mr Spencer Thistle- ton Colville, sued for a. divorce from his wife on the ground of his wife's adultery with the co-respondent, Magill. Neither of the accused parties appeared nor answered.—The marriage took place on June 1, 1881. The peti- tioner was at the time of the marriage 24 and the respondent 18 years of age. The marriage was at first kept secret, and the petitioner's parents knew nothing about it. After the mar- riage the petitioner and his wife cohabited at Bath, but some two months after he found out that previous to it his wife had told him a tissue of gross misrepresentations. Dis- agreements in consequence took place between them, and on the 27th September of the same year the petitioner went with his wife to his soli- citor, Mr Brannard, who is in practice at Bland- ford, in Dorset, when a deed of separation was pre- pared and executed. By that deed the petitioner covenanted to pay his wife an allowance at the rate of J36 per month, which allowance had been regularly paid. On the separation the respondent appeared to have gone to reside with her sister at Clevedon, in Somersetshire, but from the time of the separation the petitioner had never seen her. On April 22nd of last year the respondent had occasion to call at Mr Brannard's office for the purpose of receiving some money to which she was entitled. On that occasion Mr Brannard's suspicions wera aroused/and he caused the respondent to be watched, when it was found that she had gone with the co-respondent, who had been a solicitor in London, to Havre, where they put up at an hotel, and took their passage on board a steamer bound for New York. They bad been in the hotel some days when they left for the vessel but just as they were stepping on board they were arrested at the instance of the landlord of the hotel at which they put up, for payment of their hotel bill. They were taken before a magistrate, who sent them to prison. On that taking place, the res- ponaent wrote to her sister at Clevedon, stating that she and her busband had got into a diffi- culty, ..and [asking her to send money to relieve them. She stated that she expected every day to be confined, and expressed the horror she felt at being separated from her husband, whom she had not seen since she had been in prison, only on one occasion, when she was ^permitted to speak with him for a few minutes through a grating. The respondent's sister, thinking that the petitioner and his wife had made up ^matters and had come together, sent the letter to Mr Brannard, with instructions to send the money. That gentleman sent off at once to Havre, where the respondent and co-respondent were found in prison. The respondent being about to be confined was liber- ated, but the co respondent was detained until the hotel bill was paid. In the mean- time this suit was instituted, and the parties were served with the citation on board the steamer in which they left for Arrierica.-The petitioner, Mr Spencer Thistleton Colville, was called, and detailed the circumstances of his marriage, and his separating from his wife.—Sir James Hannen Are you of any profession.— Mr Colville At the time of my marriage I was of no profession. I am now a farmer.—Sir James Hannen was satisfied of the wife's adultery with the co-respondent, and pronounced a decree nisi.
The Earthquakes in Spain I 'FRESH SHOCKS. I [REDTKR'S TELEGRAM.] I MADRID, Wednesday.—Fresh shocks of earth- quake occurred yesterday at Alumnecar, Torrox, Alaarrobo, and Canillas. The King will visit Guevejar to-day, weather permitting. Heavy storms and gales still continue in Andalusia. The rivers are swollen, and much snow has fallen in the central and northern provinces. It is semi-officially stated that in the province of Granada alone 695 persons were killed and 1,480 injured by the recent earthquakes. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEORAM.L MADRID, Wednesday Night.—Telegrams to hand from Granada state that King Alfonso visited to-day the town of Grievejar, which has suffered terribly from the recent earthquakes It was here that the singniar phenomenon of a semi-circular mountain was witnessed. The King returned to Granada at one o'clock, having per- formed the last hour's journey from Grievajar on foot in heavy rain. He afterwards visited the barracks and other parts of the town. A great snowfall is reported at Granada, and the Northern trains are detained.
GERMANY AND EGYPTIAN FINANCE. The English and French Proposals. [ PALL MALL GAZETTE ° TELEGRAM.] I BERLIN, inursday. —); hear on unimpeachable authority that Germany has decided to reject the proposals submitted by the English Government for the settlement of Egyptian finance. It is un- derstood that Germany decided yesterday to accept the counter proposals of the French Cabinet. The following were the English proposals :— 1- h\an,0' £ 5,000,000 to be issued at 3), guaran- teed by England to provide for the floating debt, the irrigation, &c. jl 2. The Alexandrian indemnities: Four and a half millions to oe lMid in preference bonds at five per cent. Stock to be issued at £ 100 for every £ 110 nominal. 3. The revenues of the Daira and Domains to be paid into the Bank of England as security for the payujen- of interest on the guaranteed loan. 4. lhe administration of the Daira and Domain lands to be controlled by Eiig'.and, the Don) ain to be aded to the Preference, and the Daira to the Unified. 5. The Unified, the Daira,, and the Suez I 11 interest to be cut one-half per cent, and the Tnrkey fund suspended. The French proposals are :— 1. A new loan of nine millions, guaranteed by all the Powers, at 3* per cent. to meet all charges. 2. The Daira and Domain to remain as at present temporarily. 3. The Unified Coupon to be fixed at 5 per cent. 4. The Caisse of the debt to be converted into an international multiple control. The French proposals therefore practically em, bodies the scheme which England rejected at the conference. ad t
ANTI-JEWISH RIOTS IN POLAND. TELEGR.A,.)[. I BERLIN, ihursday.— A serious Anti-Jewish '1° ls." 6 have occurred recently at ilkomir, in Lithuania, the a^essora beillg*a nuraoer o ne.v y-joined recruits. They attacked the • ew» wi ouu distinction of age or sex, and killed one Jewish water-carrier and seriously injured anot ier. The police proving powerless to quell the dis-urbltiiee, the fire brigade were called out, and dispersed the rioters.
MR CHAMBERLAIN'S SPEECH AT IPSWICH. To-day's Times, commenting on Mr Chamber- lains's peech, sys It lookil as if 1Ir Chamber lain has been stirred to something like emulation by the recent proofs of Mr Parnell's success as leader of the Irish masses. While that developement, lately described in our columns by Mr Griffen, is going on as it is in spite of temporary checks, it is idle to talk of reproducing a social system in which the agrIcultural labourers would become yeomen, content to be in their apportioned places in a country parcelled out into small holdings- Mr Chamberlain dismisses emigration as a remedy for distress almost as disdainfully as Mr Parnell does. When, however, he comes to ex- plain how the dispensation is to be brought in, he fails to convey a very clear idea of his policy. The prospect of an inquiry into tithes of property, personal as well as real, unveiled in his sugges- tion, will not commend Mr Chamberlain's policy to practical men. He is, we apprehend, somewhat alarmed at the stir made by his demand that pro- perty should pay a ransom for its security against lawless greed, and he now avers that he meant only to talk of paying insurance. But do not property owners as such, and all other individul citizens pay insurance already in virtue of the fact that they combine to form a civilised Gov- ernment ? If more than this is to be demanded capital will cease to be accumulated, and within a few years the last state of the working men will be worse, not than their first state, but than any- thing they now conceive to be possible in the most I trying tImes.
STRANDING OF A CARDIFF- LADEN SHIP. Board of Trade Inquiry. I Suspension of a Captain's Certificate. At the Town-hall, Cardiff, to-day, Mr R. O. Jones, assisted by Captains Davies and Hyde, nautical assessors, held an inquiry into the circumstances attending the stranding of the steamship^Cartagena (owned by Mr McMurray, of Cheapside, liondon) near Cape Finisterre, on the the 24th August last.—It appeared from the opening of Mr vvaiaron, whoappeared forthe'Board of Trade, that tne Cartagena, a vessel of 1,532 tons after deducting tonnage for propelling power and crew's space, left Oarcuff on the 21st of August last with a crew of cl hands, having a cargo of coal, aP^, bell? £ bound for Genoa. About eight o'clock on the morning of the 24th August a fog bank was observed on the port bow, and the master thereupon altered his course. At half past tell the fog lifted, and those on board saw the rocks near Cape Finisterre, between 200 and 300 yards away. The engines were altered to full speed astern, and the helm was put hard a-port, but the vessel did not come up in time, touching the ground forward and remaining fast. She was got off in an hour, but the crew refused to go further than Lisbon, into which port the vessel was put on the 26th August, and repaired. The master, Wm. Holden, of Putney Heath, London, admitted that if blame attacned to anyone it was to him alone. He thought he was safe, he said, because he heard the whistle of a steamer nearer to the land than his vessel was going. The damage altogether amounted to about £5,000. The master called the owners' agent, who gave him an excellent character, and said that ne had never met with an} accident before. —The court found that the master made no allowance for the tide and current, and that after the fog set in no measures were taken to ascertain the position of the ship. They also said that he did not reduce the speed of the ship after the fop set in, and that he was to blame in consequence. The ship was not navigated with proper and scamanlike care, and the court found the master, and the master alone, in default. Considering the charac- ter given him by the owners, however, they sus- pended his certificate for three calendar months only.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Tuesday.—The Porte has I sent a memorandum to the British Embassy denying the alleged atrocities in Macedonia.
MONEY MARKET. Latest Prices To-day. I LONDON, 1.20 p.m. Money is in fair request at about 3g per cent. Discount remains at 3 to 4 per cent. The Indian Exchanges are Is nd to Is 7-5-32d. Consols remain at 100 for the account. New and Reduced about the same price. New Two- and-a-half, 91 to 91. Foreign Securities generally quiet. Argentines weaker; Dollar Loans 74 to 75 Treasury, 89 to 91; Uruguays are firmer at 50f to 51 £ Egyp- tians are weaker Unified, 64 to 64g; Prefer- ence, 88§ to SSJ Tributes unchanged; 1871, 632, to 69 Turks firm Fives 8 to 8^; Ottoman Bonds, 13g to 14 Russian 1873 Loan is dull at 95g to 95z,; Portugese, 46 to 461 Home Railways mark a further decline in Brighton Deferred at 100 to 100; South Eastern Deferred firmer, 99 to 99 Chatham Preference, 4 97 to 97 Westerns, 133 to 133J Scotch lines 2 dull North British, 96 to 96k; Easterns are weaker at 68 to 681 North Westerns are firm at 4 about 166 North-Easterns are easier, at 1551 to 156 Districts firmer, at 56 to 57. Canadians are quiet, with the exception ot Canadian Pacifics, which have fallen to 44. Trunk First Preference 74§ to 74; Seconds, 441 to 3 a 45; Thirds, 21 £ to 21^; Guaranteed Stock, 70^ to 70J. Americans inactive. Lake Shores, 63g to 63; York Centrals, 91 to 91-J,Readings, 8* to 85 Do. General, 72 £ to 73g; Erie Seconds, 6O5 to 60f. Mexican Railways dull, at 33 to 33 First Preference, 88:i to 89 Seconds, 46J to 46i. 2 Suez Canal Shaies, 72 to ni. Rio Tintos Mines remain 1 to 13^. 4 Brighton Railway—yesterd.' passenger traffic L197 decrease. Paris Bourse opened firm.
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. „ CATTLE. BIRMINGHAM, Thursday.—Beef. 6ID to 8d per lb.; mutton, 7d to 9d bacon pigs, 8s 3d to 8s cd per sows' 9d to 7s 3d per score porkers, 9s to 9s 6a per score. BRISTOL, Thursday.—Good supply of beef, liut slow trad", at 75s to 77s per cwt foi- best, and 68s for inferior qualities. Mutton sold at 3ld to 9d per lb. lor light, and 8d for heavy sheep. Fifteen hundved pigs- liaconer.s, 8 > 9d per s,cort>; poricjrs, 10s 2d. Fifteen hundred store cuttle; a very quiet trade at rate rates. J.ONDOX, 1 hursday.—Very little want'-d :n the beast market, nothing makes over 6s 6d per 8 lbs. Sheep extremes quiet grod ten-stone wethers 5s 8d. Calves nnchpiig'.d. -Nli:ch eovrs £ 18 to S25 each. Beef. 4s to 5s 6d mutton, 5s to Cs veal, f, to 5s lOd pork, 3s 4(1 to 4s p eI, nea!úo; sheep, 1,970; calves, 70, including foreign beasts, 70. BUTTER. CORK Thursday. Seconds, KOS thirds, 83s fourths, 52s. Kegs—Thirds, 83s: fourths, 44s. Mild cured tirkins-mild, 120s. In inarlcet-163 firk-ius 19 kegs. DEAD MEAT. LONDON, Thursday.—Fair supplies at market, and trade (lur and heavy at the foilowing quotations'— Beef, 5s to 4s lOd: prime Scotch do., 4s lod to 5s. Mutton, 5s to 5s 2d. Veal, 4s to 5s 4d. Large pork, os to 3s8d small do., 3s 8d to 4s per 8 lbs. METALS GLASGOW, Thursday.—Steady market, moderate busi- ness done at 42s 4d to 42s 41f1 cash also at 42s 6!d one month. Closing-Buyers, 42s 4d cash, and 42s 6,1,1 one iiiiith: sellers, brl more WdOL. BRADFORD, Thursday.—Wool continues to be with- out alteration as to value, and demand remains extremely dull. In anticipation of 1.?nlloll wool sales soft and foreign wools are a turn in favour of buvers. In worsted yarns the only small orders to hand are for two-fold thirty-twos and single fancy weft yarns. Soinners are running out of contracts, and prices are becoming week and irregular.—111 the stuff trpde operations for all markets are very re- stricted.
TO-DAY'S SHIPPING. Lloyds' Casualty Telegrams. The steamer Carlos, from Dantzic for Greenock, with sugar, has put into Burnti-dand for coal, and with slight damage to deck work and cargc. The steamer Bretton Hall, for Bombay, has put back to Liverpool making water. having touched on the bar. The steamer Harbinger, from Charleston for Grimsby, has put back leaking badly, having (grounded. A later telegram states that the Harbinger has been towed alonsside the wharf at Charleston. It is supposed her bottom is injured, as she is leaking ve y seriously. The cargo is damaged, but to what extent has not yet been ascertained. The steamer Esk, of Whitby, is aground at Oaze Sand, near Southend. The British brigantine Gem has arrived at St Thomas leaky. The British steamer Newbattle, from Bayonne for Huelva. with a cargo of slee ers, collided with the pier at Bayonne and sustained serious damage. Her fore comnartment is full of wa:er, and she will have to dis- charge. The Rugjian barque Auto, from Pensacola for the Tyne, has put into Key West leaking badly, having been ashore. The German brie Johanna Kremer, from Bremen for San Francisco, arrived at Guaymas some time revioun to the 27th December .with the captain and entire crew sick with scurvy. The steamer Acuba, of Sunderland, from Galveston for Bremen, has arrived in Dover Roads with her cargo of cotton on tire in the after hold. The steamer Slaney. from Liverpool for Wexford, struck on Wexford Bar on Wednesday night and re- mains. A tug has gone to her assistance. The steamer Emma, from Shields for Fredericia, with coal, lost her screw on the 10th January in the Catte- gat, and anchored north-east of Refsnaes. A salvage steamer has been sent. CARDIFF—ARRIVALS. ROATH BASIl-Jtn. 15. Restormel ss, 1383, Windsor Slip, light Darien ss, 177J, Dry Dock, light EAST BUTE DOCK—Jan. 14. Orion ss, 691, Grimsby, light Trevilley ss, 877, London, light Rosslyn sti, 545, Bilbao. iron ore Orpheus ss, 193, West Dock, light EAST BeTE DOCK—Jan. 15. lolo Morganwd ss. 830, Hamburg, coal Ovington ss, 444, Greenock, light Penzance ss. 945, Wes Dock, light Shelley ss, 1302, West Dock. li-ht WEST BUTE DOCK-Jdn. 14. Research, 128, Glasgow, coal Mary, 49,'Gloucester, sundries Astrea, 122, Dublin, pitch WEST BUTE DocK-Jan. 15. 4 Lynwood, 184, Waterford, pitwood Veronica ss, lb5, Canal, light Add Corn BIRMINGHAM, Thursday.—There was a moderate supply of wheat, at about last week's rates, prices being somewhat 111 favour of the buyer. Barley firm. Beans and peas quiet.
THE ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER OF A MOTHER. The Manchester magistrates to-day committed for trial John New for the manslaughter of his mother, at whom on Christmas day he threw a table, and subsequently threw her down a flight of stone steps.
STREET COLLISION AT NEW- i PORT. i ¡ ,}, Yesterday afternoon Edwin Miles, haulier, in the employ of Mr Yeates, grocer, Commercial- road, Newport, was driving a horse and cart down the Marshes-road, Newport, and when opposite the Castle Brewery he collided with a pony ridden by a man named Richard Workman, of Coedkernew. The shafts of the cart struck the pony in the shoulder and so seriously inj ured it that it was taken into some stables near and a veterinary surgeon sent for. Miles is described as having driven away.
A BEGGING HOUSEOWNER. At the Woolwich police-court yesterday Alex- ander Sheppard, a shipwright and pensioner from Woolwich Dockyard, was charged with begging from house to house.—Police-constable Ruther- ford said he saw the prisoner going to the houses of working men at Plumstead, soliciting alms and pleading hunger and privation. When witness took him into custody he said that begging was not his usual practice, but that he was raising the money to pay his water-rate.—Prisoner: That is the truth. I owe six months. Rutherford The house in which he lives, No. 32, Warwick- street, is his own property. — Prisoner: And I always pay my rates and taxes honourably.—Mr Balguy And you have the impudence to tell me that you, having a house of your own, go out begging. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.—Prisoner: I won't do it again sir.-Sergeant Gilliam, the gaoler, said that the prisoner had been twice previously charged with begging, and sent to prison on the second occasion for 14 days.—Prisoner I will go to the workhouse rather than do so any more.—Mr Balguy: You will go to (prison for one month with hard labour.
TO-DAY'S POLICE. I SWANSEA. 1 STEALING COAL.-At the police-court, on Thurs- day—before the stipendiary (Mr J. C. Fowler) and Messrs C. Vye Parminter and Thomas Powell —Jane Haste (13) and Elizabeth Sparks (11) were summoned for stealing two bags of coal, the property of Mr J. Glasbrook. The offence was proved, and prisoners were fined 5s each. CRUELTY TO A DO-NKE;Y.-For gross cruelty to a donkey by working it when suffering from severe wounds, Morgan Williams, of Lion-street, who had been twice convicted, was sentenced to a week's hard labour, without the option of a fine. —Defendant said he was bound to work the donkey or starve. A BROTHEL KEEPER SENT TO PRISON. Wm. Palmer, of Cross-street, was charged with keeping a house of ill-fame. Mr Woodward defended. The case was proved by a prostitute named Nellie Andrews, who admitted having frequently taken men to defendant's house. Detective Morris said idurin the last 18 months he had seen hundred of women of bad repute go to the house. Jane Morgan, on the other hand, said she had lodged with the defend- ant for three weeks, and had never seen a man in the house. Defendant was sent to prison for a; month, without the option of a fine.
DISTRICT NEWS. I CARDIFF. I WATCH COMMITTEE.—At the meeting of the watch committe on Wednesday, on the recom- mendation of the head constable, Chief Inspector Price was raised to the position cf superinten- dent, and his salary increased from £ 140 to J3200 a year. Mr Price has been in the Cardiff police force nearly 30 years, and the committee desired thus to express their appreciation of his f erviees. RICHMOND ROAD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.— The first public tea of the scholars and teachers of the Sunday school connected with this church, took place last evening. About 250 scholars were present, with a large number of teachers, parents, and church members. A Christmas tree, decked with presents of all kinds was a prominent feature of the entertainment, and after tea the distribution of the articles from the tree was the occasion for much amusement. Each prize was numbered, and every one, scholars and adults, on entering the chapel, took a ticket from a basin, and afterwards obtained the prize corresponding with the ticket; though in some cases, especially with regard to the teachers and adult members, it seemed as if some collusion had taken place. For instance, one young lady had a miniature cradle with twin babies in it a young man was presented with a small bundle of rags-scraps from the dolls' clothes; a male teacher had a penny trumpet, another young lady got a jumping jack," and other equally laughable results of the draw took place.. Messrs Roger Pries and Thomas Evans, pic- turesquely attired as Father Christmas and his brother, distributed; the prizes amidst a scene of great excitement. The tea was given at the sole expense of Mr Phillips, father-in-law of Coun- cilior D. E. Jones. The Christmas tree was the result of a collection among the teachers and church members. THE CORPORATION OF LONDON having required the premises of the Bankrupt; Agency Association, 29, Ludgate-hill, E.C.. for city improvements, the Alliance Clotninj; Company, 33, Si. -Vary-.street, beg most re- spectfuiiy to inform the inhabitants of Cardiff and neighbourhood that they have taken over the wnole of the aboYe company's stock, comprising Hobson and Co.'s stock of clothing, eorge Oliver's siock of hosiery and tie. and Strauss Bros.' stock of fancy goods for immediate sale at a trifle over one-italf the original in- voice cost. Sale now proceeding at the Alliance Cloth- ing Company, 33, St. Mary-strees, Cardiff. 244 EXPERIENCED VETERINARY SMITH (Joseph Peare) shoes every class of horse at. the Cardiff Horsa Exchange, near the Custom House. Atrial solicited. 232E AT 79, ST. MART'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the AT 79, ST. MART'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the next few days, good woollen or merino socks may be had at Is 2d per pair, throe 'pairs fur 3s. isewins and I knitting machines as usual. '211
LOCAL LAW CASES. I THE LLANDOVERY SLANDER CASE. I In the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench I Division), on Wednesday, before Mr Justice Wills and a common jury, the case of Bradbury v. Tmson was resumed. It was an action to recover damages for alleged slander, and the defence was justification. Mr Kemp announced that the case would not be proceeded with, as the parties had agreed that a juror should be with- drawn. This was accordingly done. ACTION AGAINST RADNORSHIRE RAILWAY DIRECTORS. In the High Court of Justice (Queen's Bench Division) on Wednesday—before Mr Justice Mathews, without a jury—the case of Cheese v. Green-Price and others was heard.—Mr Arthur Cheese, a solicitor, formerly of Hay, in Brecon- shire, but now practising at 40, Chancery-lane, London, brought this action against Mr Robert Dansey Green-Price, of Dorstone, in the county of Hereford; Mr Samuel Charles Evans- Williams, of Abernant, near Buiith; and Mr Cecil Alfred Tufton Otway, of Presteign, in Radnorshire, as directors of the Worcester and Aberystwith Junction Railway Company and against Gertrude Louise Williams, of 60, Blenheim- crescent, Notting-hill, London, executrix of Edwd. Williams, formerly a director of the company. The plaintiff claimed -01,000 odd which he bad paid as the signatory of certain bills given to various banking companies as security for money advanced by them to pay Messrs Cocks, Bid- dulph, and Co., bankers, money which hid been borrowed from them to make the necessary de- posit money and meet other expenses in connec- tion with the proposed construction of a railway from New Radnor to Rhayader, under a bill which was brought before Parliament, in 1874.— The case was not concluded when the court rose.
A CARDIFF COLLISION CASE. I In the Court of Admiralty, London, on Wed- nesday—before Mr Justice Butt, with Trinity Masters—the case of the owners of the steamship Boskenna Bay v. the owners of the Earl of Dumfries was heard. The plaintiffs claimed damages from the defendants for damages sus- tained by their vessel in collision with the defendants' steamer, m the English Channel, on the morning of the 30th July last. The plaintiffs' steamer, the Boskenna Bay, is of 1,499 tons p register, and belongs to the port of Penzance. At the time of the collision she was on a voyage from Antwerp to Newport, in ballast, and manned by a crew of 27 hands, ail told. The Earl of Dumfries is a steamer of 970 tons register, and is owned by Messrs Martin and Marquand, of Cardiff, and at the time ot the collision was on a voyage from Hamburg to Cardiff, in ballast, and manned by a crew of 21 hands, all told. Dr. Phillimore, Q.C., and Mr Buckiiill appeared for the plaintiffs Mr C. Hall, Q.C., and Mr Kennedy for the defendants. Mr Justice Butt, in giving judgment, said I from the evidence it seemed to him that there ought not to have been a collision at all. The Eari of Dumfries had been carelessly navigated, and she was to blame for not reversing her engines and for having kept up such a great rate of speed as she was going at through a fog. The Bos- kenna Bay could not be held free from blame, because, after lying steady in the water, she got up steam rather rapidly, and went at too great a rate of speed. She had also ported recklessly just before the collision, and she also contributed to the accident. The decision of the court was that both vessels were to blame for the disaster.
THE STRANDING OF THE S.S. I OLAVEAGA. Board of Trade Tiry at Swansea The Board of Trade Inquiry into the circum- stances attending the stranding of the S.S. Olaveaga, of Swansea, was resumed at Swansea, on Wednesday, before Mr J. Coke Fowler, and nautical assessors. After the evidence of some of the crew had been heard, Mr Strick, on behalf of the Board of Trade, presented to the court a number of questions as to the cause of the stranding, and asked that the master's certificate should be dealt with. The court adjourned, and will give replies to the questions to-day. 1
FENIANISM IN ENGLAND. I An Irish Detective's Opinion. I One of the most experienced of the Irish political detectives was interviewed on Wednes- day. He states that he has been for some time past travelling throughout England and Ireland, prosecuting various enquiries in relation to the Fenian organisation, and finds that the movement is far more rampant in the former country. I
KAY'S COMPOUND, for Coughs and Colds, is equally serviceable for Horses and Cattle, 9*d, is X4d, and 2b 9d. 213
TO-DAY'S SPORTING. Wye Meeting. WYE (KENT), Thursday.—The snow and frost having all disappeared, the races are certain to take place to-morrow, unless there should be a return of frost during the night.
SPORTING ITEMS. Parrot-swearing contests are said to be the latest novelties in New York. The Carlisle Race Committee have voted £1,200 as added money to their next meeting. An investment of £ 10 on each of S. Loates's mounts in 1384 would have resulted in the serious loss of £1,475 14s 6d. Bell Tower, with several horses at present under the charge of Maclean, at Epsom, will leave for Germany in a few days. Nelly Farren, a two-year-old filly, by Sir Bevys, out of Lulu, whilst at exercise at Stanton on 'Monday, threw her rider, a lad named Mann, and dislocated his arm. Football representatives of Essex and Kent met, under Association rules, at Brentford on Tuesday, when the hop county," men scored five goalo; to their opponents' one. Finney, of Oldham, announces that he is willing to swim W. Beckwith one mile for :£100 a-side, and allow him :£20 expenses. The match is to be decided at Blackpool. Mr Townsend, of Newmarket, has just finished a most truthful and striking likeness of the well- known hunting racer" Durham, son of Cathe- dral, with Mr T. Spence up. Blue Grass, who has accepted for the Croydon International Hurdle Race, has up to the present received no schooling over timber, and is not likely to be trained for the race. A Newmarket correspondent has good reason for stating that the Derby horse, Kingwood, is suffering from an attack of influenza, and recourse has been had to veterinary advice. Through the kindness of General Clay, of Thorntord, vice-president of the Yeovil Angling Association, a large quantity of perch, rudd, bream and chub have been turned into the River Yeo, where excellent fishing is now enjoyed. The Sportsman says :-By cable from our special correspondent at New York we learnt Iasi; Tuesday evening that Alfred Greenfield, of Birmingham, whose previous encounter with J. T. Sullivan was interrupted by the police in the boxing contest which was looked forward to witn so much interest, was easily beaten after four rounds had been contested. There was a considerable attendance, and much excitement was manifested. The National Skating Association have fixed the following races :—The Championship of Great Britain, distance one mile and a half, with three turns, Monday, January 19th; Amateur Cham- pionship, distance one mile and half, with three turns, Wednesday, January 21st, anj Inter- national Race, open to skaters of all nationalities, distance 1,400 metres, with one turn. On Satur- day and Sunday next an international skating meeting, for s;>;&d and figure skating, will take plac3 at Hamburg, in which Paulsen and Wemer, of Christiana, will appear. The following items are gathered from Truth Lord Wilton's stud of hunters, hack,, and carriage horses will bp sold at Tattersall's without reserve, on Monday week.-Tiie Orleans Clob in London is now in direct telephonic communication with the Orleans Ciub in Brighton.—The Recorder of Liverpool has been making some very sensible remarks on the laws relating to betting. He pointed out the absurdity of making ready-money betting illegal, and yet allowing betting to go on in other forms.—At Sydney, recently, a boat's crew from H.M.S. Miranda astonished everybody by beating a crew from the United States corvette Iroquois over a four-mile course. The Yankee boasted of winning tijirty-two races, and having never been beaten. They started favourites, at long odds. The Englishmen led from the start, winning by eight seconds.—The papers report that The Friar has been backed for a good deal of money for the Derby. I strongly advice my readers not to put a sou on him, for the story of a trial last autumn with St. Helena is pure iiction and I repeat that there is no doubt but that the "dark" colt is touched in his wind—a defect w^ch at once removes him from the Derby calcurations of all rational people. For the Champion Stakes at Kempton the Marquis of Anglesey will run Antiquity. Mr J. T. Crossley will run Cathedral, Mr F. Ensor will depend un Reputation, and Mr R. F. Gladstou will start Greentick. Mr G. Hale will trust t" Happy Hampton, and Mr James Hinks will rely on Cotlierbridge. Mr S. H. Hyde will run Ballangeich, and Mr C. W. Lea will depend on Lady Abbess. Mr L. Morris runs Young Sam II., Mr H. J. Norman will run Newsbury, Mr Lambert Nicholls will run Royal Stag. Mr S. Ridley's representative will be Subduer. Mr C. K. Vantage intends running Vapour. Mr E. Webb will be represented by either Rosewater or Willoughby, and Mr C. Wood will run Coleraine. Lord Wodehouse, Mr R. W. Abbott, and Mr A. Brisco have returned their nominations.
DEATH OF THE EARL OF AYLESFORD. A Strange and Sad Career. His Sporting Proclivities. LFROY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] BIRMINGHAM, \V ednesday.—The death of Lord Aylesford has caused a great sensation at Pack- ington and the other Warwickshire villages where his lordship was well known, and is the general topic of conversation throughout the country. It was at Packincrton Hall where, in 1874, his lordship so iiiagmacentiy entertained the Prince of Waies, and it was the same mansion which about four years since was besieged with bailiffs. It was also on the grounds at Packing- ton where his lordship had cine years since a prize-fight between two of the most noted pugilists of the day, besides a cock-tight and other sports." His lordship was well known in Birmingham, especially through Ins strange habits. Occasionally he would go into the Market-hall and have a fourpenny dinner, at the consumption of which a crowd generally collected and gave cheers, which appeared to please the nobleman. His Lordship was generally popular, and much regret was frequently shown at the trust he put in others, to his own pecuniary detriment. In contrast to his magnificent entertainment of the Prince of Wales at Packington in 1874 were the subsequent episodes with the bailiffs and the money-lenders, and his singular hobby of coach driving. His career on the turf was equally chequered. Though a large portion of his patrimony was lavished on horse racing, he was singularly unsuccessful. His only noteworthy success was with Vanaerdecken, who won the Liverpool Cup in 187.2, having previously run prominently in the St Leger. The deceased earl belonged to three clubs-the Cariton, the Turf, and the Marlborough. The estates are valued at £ 20,000 a year. His lord- ship earned notoriety in the divorce court over another well-remembered matrimonial case. He denied the allegation of adultery. This case had a tragic termination in the suicide of the husband, Mr Dilke, of Alaxstoke. Lord Aylesford left for Texas two or three years ago, and was understood to be highly pleased with his cattle-farming experiment. Some time ago an interesting acccunt appeared in the papers of his lordship's life in Texas. He had made himself, it is said, exceedingly popular with the cow-boys," and was likely to make a long stay in his new home. He returned from Texas last summer for a short visit, and it may be remembered saw the Derby run. Return- ing from Epsom he had the misfortune to break his leg on the platform at Waterloo Station. He had not quite recovered from his accident when he made his second departure for Texas. As regards his experience in the Packington coach some singular stories are told. Financially speaking his coachine: enterprise was a failure, but it afforded his lordship some congenial recrea- tion for some time, and the opportunities for a healthful drive in the old style were appreciated by many who had the means and trie time at their disposal. Local sportsmen tell some queer tales of the manner in which Lord Aylesiord indulged his sporting proclivities in Packington Park. There were whispers of glove fighting and prize fig-hting within the park,to which only a selec: coterie were invited. Not the least prominent of the vicissi- tudes through which the earl had passed during the last few years was the battle with the bailiffs, owing to his lordship's pecuniary difficulties. This took place four years since, which resulted in the proceedings at Coleshill Police-court, when it transpired that for days the windows and doors of Packington Hall were barred to prevent the intrusion of the uninvited guests," namely bailiffs. It was on the same occasion that it became known that Lord Aylesford had so encumbered his estates, and borrowed money at the rate of 60 per cent., a recklessness which caused his subsequent emigration to Texas.
TJOOT TRADE.—Repairers wanted must be good X> and ready workmen.—Apply personally at once, 12, Llanarth-street, Newport.