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LONG'S, PHOTOGRAPHER, 65, CROCKHERBTOWN UNTIL SATURDAY, JANUARY 24, 1885, Where he will gtve Advice as to the ADplication of Curative Electricity, and Explain the PririciDles 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, coata ning Testimonials, Price List, and full particulars, Free on application. H(a following are selected from a mass of testimony in possession of the Patentee :— CARDIFF .TESTIMONIALS. ASTHMA. 67, Crockherbtown, Cardiff, January 13, 1885. Dear Sir,—For a long time I suffered from Oriodical attacks of Asthma, which occurred after every slight cold I purchased your "Lgnetaire" Appliance, and am thankful to say I am in receipt of very great benefit. I can, therefore, recommend your system of treatmc-nt.-Yoi)n sincerely, CHAS. GOOD, Fish and Fruit Salesman. Mr R. Lonsd ile. INDIGESTION, BILIOUS, AND LIVER COM. PLAINTS. Cardiff Rope Works, Penarth-road. Grangetown, Cardiff, Jan. 8, 1885. Bear 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 testify to the benefit that I hava derived ti'om yottr Magnetaire" appliances which I purchased from you. some weeks back, and I HMst say that since I have had the pleasure of wearing it J. have not been troubled with my old and inconvenient complaints. 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. Loasdale. SAMUEL WAUGH. IMPORTANT TESTIMONY BRONCHITIS AND HEART DISEASE. 28, Windsor-road, Cardiff, Dec. 17, 1884. Dear Sir,-For many years I have been suffering frrJ1J1 i Tonchitis and Heart I)isease, and although I consulted with several physicians, and tried many .remedies, I have received very little benefit from them. I few weeks ago I bought one of your Magnetaire appliances, and am glad to tell you that I 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 pain in the back; I am very pleased to inform you that I have derived great benefit from it. Can now at any- thing I fancy, and am quite free from the pain and inconvenience I felt before purchasing the Mag- netaire." Y ours truly, Mrs C. WARREN. Mr R. LohsdaM. fBSTIMONIAL 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 "Nlametaire" Belt. Tome its effects are simply I comfort ng and delightful. I can eat and digest my tood with comfort. That terrible nervous action with which I waa troubled for years has been sub- dued. For months togerher I have been free from it. I also find the "Magnetaire" So. es a perfect Inxury. 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 questi ns which anyone mav desire to ask me upon the matter. With gratitude for the good I have myself received, with very kind regards, I remain, Boar Mr Lonsdale, vours most faithfully, ROBT. HAYDON DIGNUM. To Mr Lonsdale. HBAK LEGS, NUMB FEET. SWOLLEN ANKLE, AND WEAKNESS OF THE VOICE. 214, Pearl-street, Roath, Nov. 17th, 1884. Dear Sir-Some years ago I had an attack of cholera, which left a thorough weakness in my legs, nmatmess in feet, and swollen ankle, causing pain and greatly inconveniencing me in getting about. I am pleased to teil you that after wearing the Belt and Soles I purchased of you during yonr last visit a few hours I began to feel an improve merit, and after a week's trial the change was won- derful my legs werealtogether stronger, the swell- ing of ankle had gone down, feet free from numb- ness, and the circulation restored through my 'body I found a great improvement also in my voice, which was very weak; can now speak stronger, although it is ten years since my voice htofte down. I am highly satisfied with what your Appliances have done, and shall always recommend thdm with confidence in any similar case.—Yours truly JOHN TAYLOR Builder Mr It, Lonsdale. CRAMP AND RHEUMATISM. 157. Bute-road, Cardiff, Nov. 1 1884. Sir,—In answer to your inquiry bout the Magnetaire that I purchased of you during your last visit to Cardiff, I am glad to say ft has done me great good, especially in removing Rheumatism and Cramp, and soothing the several complaints that come with age. I also have known several who have worn the Magnetaire," and in every case it has relieved or cured them. If a. rich person or two r" were to club a few stray sovereigns together and purchase some of your appliances, and give them to f the poor and needy, who cannot buy such earthly blessings, they couM say hereafter, They were sick, and I visited them." It" any person wishes to know r more about the appliances they may call on me, t- and I can give them some practical experience. Respectfully yours, GEORGE SADLER, Artist. Mr R. Lonsdale. MR LONSDALE HAS NO AGENTS. MR LONSDALE HAS NO AGENTS. ¡ fffE APPLIANCES CAN ONLY BE OBTAINED AT tliE ABOVE ADDRESS IN CARDIFF, AND ARE STAMPED "MAGNETAIRE." ——— 71996 LONSDALE AND CO., SOLE MANUFACTURERS, 11905 447, WEST STRAND, LONDON IB ILL-POSTING AT NEWPORT, MON. J. DE KEES. STEAM PACKET HOTEL, NEWPORT BILL-POSTER and DELIVERER for TOWN and COUNTRY, Rents all the principal Hoardings in New- post Ac. Work executed with despatch 311 -.I T>O0T TRADE.—Repairers wanted; must be good JUt and steady workmen.—Apply personally at onctv, Sv llanarth-street, Cs'ewport. Ihtsinsss J\.b àrtSS£5. 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 fitted at once conveya 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 wiiich 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
South Wales Motes. A PARLIAMENTARY paper on the subject of Sunday drinking in England and Wales has just been issued, which 'can hardly be said to aflord much matter for congratulation to Cardiffians. The return is of the number of convictions of persons arrested for drunkenness on Sundays between September 29, 1883, and September 29, 1834. Taking the whole of Wales, the comparison with the English statistics is most favourable, the proportionate amount of drunkenness not being so much by one- half. The figures tor the various county police districts are as follows Anglesey 1, Brecon 6, Cardigan 3, Carmar- then 1, Carnarvon 57, Denbigh 21, Flint 2, Glamorgan 181, Merioneth 2, Montgomery 0, Pembroke 0, and Radnor 1. For the borough districts the figures are :-Brecon 4, Carmarthen 0, Cardiff 81, Neath 6, Swansea 23, Haverfordwest 3, Tenby 0. The total L for Wales, with a population (based on the census of 1881) of 1,360,513, being 397, that for England, with a population of 24,613,926, being 15,545. The return for Newport is given, of course, under Jiingland, and shows that there were 25 convictions. THE position of the three towns, Cardiff, Swansea, and Newport, can be best iHustrated by a comparison with some English towns of about thy same estimated size. Let me take Cardiff first. The 1381 census puts the population at 82,761, and although these figures are not correct for the year ending September 29, 1883, yet they will do for the purposes of illustration. Birkennead (witn 84,006) has the same number of con- victions, 31 Derby (81,168), 63 Plymouth i (73,794), 33 Blackburn (104,014), 111 Bolton (105,414). 58 Kesteven (83,764), 11 Norwich (87,842), 11 Southampton (60,051), 28 Halifax (73.650), 39; Hnd- dersfield (81,841), 40. Swansea (in the district returned as containing 65,597) gives 28 convictions, and thus takes somewhere about a medium position, and shows to much better advantage than either Cardiff or Newport, although of course the licensing conditions of the latter make its case essentially different. The figures in Cardiff are discomforting, and it might almost be thought that the people wera determined to get drunk out of spite so as to clearly assert their thorough inde- pendence and vindicate their glorious right to make sots of themselves, Act or no Act, ANOTHER small parliamentary pper has just been issued, which is of considerable interest to the shipping community, and which I may, therefore, well notice in thifj column. It is a return of the number of British ships of over 250 tons which were lost during the three yeara 1S80-1-2. During that time there were, in- cluding both sailing vessels and steamships, 591 vessels stranded, involving a loss of 1,403 lives; 225 vessels foundered, or were abandoned, with a sacrifice of 856 lives while 152 vessels were missing, 2,822 lives being so lost there were also 73 losses through collision, and 51 through fire, cost- ing respectively 170 and 52 lives. Some details are given as to the nature of cargoes' the chief losses were of those trading in grain, 104 vessels and 73q lives coal, "266 vessels and 1,130 lives timber, 146 vessels and 458 lives metals, 75 vessels and 193 lives; sugar, 35 vessels and 177 lives mixed cargoes, 95 vesseb and 496 lives general, 152 vessels and 1,062 lives. As t> to the scenes of the disasters, there were 66 total losses in the Baltic, 102 in the Black Sea and Mediterranean, 132 on the easv coast of British North America, 218 on tho east coast and 34 on the west coast, of the United States, 164 on Indian and other Aisiatic coasts, 69 in the Antipodes, and 93 oTa the coasts of the United Kingdom. The ffdnl unmllai* "f lost beillO* 1.167. S'jlld of lives 5,028. A somewhat portentous of lives 5,028. A s, record indeed. JUDGING by what took place at the Cardiff Town Council on Monday and the hitch which occurred cubsequently, it began to look as if there would be some difficulty in regard to the Judges' Lodgings. For some reason they were declared to be very much dissatisfied with Cardiff hotel accommoda- tion, and it was almost-hinted that unless other arrangements were made they would not hold the assizes at Cardiff at all. At a meeting of the Judges' Lodgings Committee yesterday, I believe the matter was defi- nitely settled, and the difficulty over- come. Their lordships will have a private house placed at. their service. It would bd interesting to know accurately with whom the difficulty originated. It is hard to believe that the judges themselves can have thought it consistent with their judicial dignity to attempt to coorce the cor- poration in the way in which, looking at the affair as it appears on the surface, they would seem to have done. Some further enquiry into the subject would have been advisable if only to show that the judges did not personally take the course imputed to them. I understand that there is a vast amount I of discontent among many sections of the Newportoniam at the ineffectiveness of some portions of the ye-laws. Several cases have occurred recently in which the offences committed have not been punishable in any adequate manner, and which several f-)": the principal townsmen consider would have been reached had the bye-laws been stringent as they should have been. The murmurs of late have been increasing rather than otherwise, and I should not be surprised if the strong opinions were to take some practical shape before very long. I HAVE had the prospectus sent to me of a proposed Shorthand Writers' Association for Cardiff," a meeting in promotion of which is to be held this evening, at the Washing- ton Hotel. The objects are stated to be pretty much of the usual character— the spread of shorthand, the better acquaintance of shorthand writers, and the mutual improvement of the members. Such societies are often productive of much good, and I am always glad to hear of any project for giving young men something in the way of healthy recreation for their evenings. Well conducted, the new association should make many friends, amd gain good all-round support. There is no need to urge the ad- vantages of a knowledge of shorthand everybody will admit tliein readily.
WELSHMEN who cling lovingly to their lan- guage will open their eyes in astonishment this morning, for other prophets have taken up the parable and prophesied concerning its coming extinction. The Mayor of SWANSEA, and no less an authority than Dr. REES of that town, have to some extent followed in the lines of Mr H. J. EVAXS, of Cardiff. The MAYOR, speaking at the quarterly meeting of the English Congregational AssociationatLan- lo elore last evening, said that through the education given to children the English language was being more and more gener- ally spoken. It wa3 of no use to be blind to this fact. The people were rapidly adopt- ing the English language, and it was, there- fore absolutely necessary for the pulpits to do the same as commercial men had already been compelled to do in their business rela- tions. They must use English in giving "I in(,, religious instruction to the people. He was as great a lover of the Welsh language as anyone, but he must admit that English was superseding Welsh. Dr REBS agreed with the IVIAYOK that the English lan- guage was making very rapid progress in the principality, and said whereas in his youth he could remember seeing no one from one year s end to the other but travel- ling gipsies who could speak English, by far the largest proportion of the people spoke it now with fluency and correctness. In Monmouthshire he could remember when there was no occasion for a preacher to speak English, whereas now English was spoken entirely. This state of things did not please him, and he was glad to know the vernacular would not die out in his lifetime. Dr RJEES, we admit, is an authority on this subject, but with all due respect to the venerable doctor, we are of opinion thao it will take very many y„ars before the vernacular dies out ia Wales. 'There are still m'auy parts ÐÎ the country a dozen or more miles from the nearest railway station, where Welsh is the language of every day life, and English is only used at the village school. Even in such towns as Cardiff and Swansea, some of the largest tradesmen find it necessary to keep Welsh-speaking shopmen, and eating houses and ooffee- I taverns proclaim over their doors. Cymreig yn sharad yma."
THE gas question -in the Ehondda Valley does not seem to be much nearer a settle- ment than when we last called attention to the subject. The Rhondda Valley Chamber oi Trade some time ago passed a resolution for the discontinuance of the use of gas by private consumers on and after the 15th instant, in consequence of the Ystrad Gas Company not having complied with the memorial for a reduction in the price of gas. The Treherbcrt Chamber of Trade had been asked to co-operate, but not till the evening of the day on which the use of the gas was to be discontinued did the latter chamber met to discuss the question. The chamber passed a resolution to the effect that a letter should be sent to the secretary of the company, asking if 'the directors of the company would receive a deputation from the chamber on the subject, and if so when it would be convenient for the deputation to wait on the directors. This course of action means that the Tre- herbert Chamber resents the action of the Rhondda Valley Chamber in fixing a date for the discontinuance of the use of gas ll1 the district. Will the gascompany's directors give any more heed to the Treherbert Chamber than they did to the Rhondda Valley Chamber, Not so long as they see the two bodies in antagonism. What will the Treherbert Chamber gain by any more delay? Nothing whatever. It is plain that the directors of the Gas Company will yield to nothing but firm pressure brought to bear upon them in the shape of largely diminished profits. The attitude of the Treherbert Chamber seems a very strange one, such as would almost warrant the sus- picion that some of its members are not without interest in the gas company.
THE SPANISH TARIFF. Letter from Lord E. Fitzmaurios. nv j knefrield Chamber of Commerce on Tnursday, a letter was read from Lord Edmund Fitzinaurice, who had been waited upon by a de- putation from the council of Associated Chambers of Commerce with reference to the Spanish tariff. The deputation urged that the present moment was favourable to renewal efforts to obtain from the Spanish Cortes a ratification of the protocol of December, 1883. Lord E. Fitzmaurice wrote The commercial negotiations with Madrid have now resulted in the signature of a declaration which virtually reproduces the protocol. Her Majesty's Government engage to apply to Parlia- ment to raise the hmit of Is duty on wine from 26 to 30 degrees and the Spanish Government engage to apply to the Cortes to grant the most favoured nation treatment to luritish trade." Pro- vision is also made for subsequent negotiations, which are expected to involve a further modifica- tion of tho wine duties in the United Kingdom and the revision ot the Spanish tariff, with a view to promote trade between the two countries. —The chamber, by the majority of one, rejected the proposal for memorialising the Government to invite a conference of representatives of British colonies and dependencies to consider the ex- I pediency of establishing a customs' league, by which free trade might be established in all parts of the British Empire.
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I THE WRECK OF THE CARDiFr I S.S. DORDOGNE. Most of the crew of the screw steamer Dordo?;ne, of Cardiff, with coal and general cargo for iJordeaux, which, on the 5h inst., foundered on the Chardror.nifcre Kesf, He d Oieron, arrived in Cardiff, on Wednesday. From the particulars gleaned it appears that when the steamer struck the shock forced out the foremast, parting the rigging and carrying away tho top hamper. The crew, fending the water coming over the ship, rushed tor the boats. They tried. though in the drltnès3, to make for the shore, trot the surl was so strong and heavy that they gave up the attempt to land. Pulling back to the hip some of them went aboard. They found the cargo washing out, the boiler lifted from its posi- tion, and the engine-room full of water. They saved a few thiugs, and regained the boats, and a course was shaped for the nearest port. About half-past ten o'clock they were picked up by a French fishing-boat (the name of which has been forgotten), and treated very kindly, and at half-past four o'clock in the after- noon they were landed at La Rochelle. At this port they were taken in charge by the English Consul, who sent them to one of the lowest ludg" ing-houses in the place, where they were crowded into what appeared to have been used as a stable loft. The place was filthy and reeking with evil odours, the food was of the coarsest, and the quantity—two meals a day—was just sufficient to keep body and soul together. The result was that one of the men, William Parry, was taken ill. A doctor had to be called in, and he pronounced the case to be one of typhoid fever. The doctor ordered the immediate re- moval of the sufferer, and he was taken by rail, about an hour's journey, to Charente, and lodged in the hospital. On the following Thurs- day, the Stii inst., twelve, the crew left, vial Charente, by the steamship Merlin, bound to London. They were landed ai Tower hill Wharf on Wednesday morning, and, on applying to the secretary of the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society, at London bridge, this gentleman very generously supplied them with fiirias, and sent then on to Cardiff by the afternoon tram. Captain Hurry, the mate. und one of the seamen, were left at the scene of the wrk.
SIR E. J. REED, M.P., ON THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. "u Sir Henry Bessemer was on Thursday evening entertained at a. banquet by the Ancient Company of Armourers and Braziers of the City of London. Sir. EDWARD REED, in responding for the Houses of Parliament," which was proposed bv the Upper Warden (Mr A. C. Rhodes), said that it was stated sometimes within the walls of Whitehall that it was the House of Commons that kept down and impaired the condition of the navy, a proposition which he entirely denied. If the House of Commons was in fault at all in this respect, it was in voting too readily and with too little criticism the sums of money asked for by the Government. As to obstruction in the House of Commons, he was of opinion that the changes about to take place would make it a much better place in which to transact the business of the country. (Hear, hear). Obstruction did exist, and it was disgraceful. It would be so to any man of business with sense and purpose to see his time and the time of the nation frittered away in the useless and provoking manner in which it was at present in the House of Commons. (Hear, hear.) That was, however, an evil which would repair itself, and he was satisfied tijat the changes about to take place in that assembly would do something to promote its efficiency as a place of business, and a place in which to administer the affairs of the nation. With regard to the constitution of the city companies, he believed it to be one of the greatest and most injurious mistakes, as far as concerned the well-being of the people at large, to be jealous of, and to declaim against, reasonable accumulations of wealth and of the influence which came of wealth. The worst thing that could happen to the working ,classes was the impoverishment' of tho-a wno employed them. That was a fact much too frequently forgotten. He hoped that nothing would happen which would in any way weaken the great city companies in their power of doing good. Certainly they bad given in times past, and never more than recently, proo.fs of their great capability, coupled with their great desire to further educa- tion and many other forms of well-being amongst the people. (Cheers.) i Other toa-sts followed.
RUDRY MRTHYR COLLIERY. I Extension of the Workings. I This colliery i" situated in the parish of Rudry, on the eastern boundary of the county of Glamorgan, and is about two miles distant from Caerphilly. About 20 years ago Messrs Nicholas and Johnson, of Risca, commenced operations by establishing a brickyard and driving a level from Cwm yr Engine under Rudrv Mountain, which abounds with coal and lire-clay. The "uccesS that has attended this enterprise is highly gratifying, and the regularity with which the works have been earned on during the whole period is unparalleled in the district. Throughout the great struggles in years gone by between capital and labour, the utmost harmony existed between the masters and men, so that the evils of ttie strike were not felt in this locality. e In the early. part of last year a drift was made on the mountain, in ciose proximity to the main rood from Caerphilly to Newport, by which about 150 tons of coal and clay are daily brought to bank. This quantity will be greatly increased in a short time, as three more veins will be worked, in addition to the five already in working. To meet this increase in the output a new engine of 40-horse power is being fitted up. The coal is con veyed to the railway siding down an incline, which is worked by two cylinders on the balance principle. In addition to these operations, this eomPauy a short time ago undertook to re-open an old colliery near the Waterloo tinworks, and on Saturday the iirst load of coal was conveyed to the railway siding amidst the rejoicings of the workmen and their friends.
THE MEASLES EPIDEMIC AT ROATH. The whole of tho school attendance officers, under the direction of the superintendent, arc withdrawn from the other parts of the town to concentrate their energies in the Splotiands district, wnere the measles epidemic has appeared. A house-to-house visitation is being carried out, and all that the school board and managers of voluntary schools can do is being done. The power of closing the schools rests with the sanitary authority of the borough, on the recom- mendation of their medical° officer, and, should the mortality from measles in Splotiands prove high during the week, it is probable that the medical officer, who considers the closing of the schools tho most effectual check on the spread of the disease, will direct this course to be pursued. At present the mortality has not, so far as can he ascertained, been great, but it is considered necessary that every precaution should bo takgn, as the falling off in the death-rate is no indication that the disease is decreasing.
LOCAL PATENTS. The following patent record for Souch Wales and Monmouthshire,for the week ending- Tantiary 13, is supplied by N. Watts, A.M.I.C.E., office for Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks liegistra tion, 4, Crockherbtown, Cardiff Patents were aDplied for by David Ellis, Aherystwith, f°r elevated tramcar train and railway;" and by Robert Cooke Sayer, Maitidee, for ''improve- ments in rope couplings for railway vehicles (complete specification). Provisional protection for nine months was allowed to Samuel Williams, Newport, lvlon., for "improvements in tele- phone exchange call indicators;" and to Richard Gough, Cardiff, for improvements for securing railway rails in their chairs." The complete specifications of Sydney Ferris Walker and Francis Gerrard Olliver, Cardiff, for Improvements in current regulating devices for use in the circuits of electric lamps or other appa- ratus;" John Lewis Thomas, Abergaveny, tor An improvement in the tamping of blast holed, and other holes subject to internal pressilixe;" and of William Henry Rusden, Cardiff, for A new flexible spout for oil feeders," were accepted, and the grant of patents thereto may now bo opposed on any of the grounds mentioned in the act. The patent of William Parsonage, Swansea, for "Improvements in wheels and axles of road carts," passed the opposition stage and was sealed.
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ENGLISH-SPEAKING WELSHMEN -layor of Swansea on the -¡on of the Language, •J 'aeeting of the English Congre- gaw A? for South Wales was held at Old r l..mpel,. Landore, Swansea, on ThUisd« y ■ The Mayor (Councillor, Williams) ;■ and was supported by tho Rev. Dr. Iees (pk ;n the Congregational Union of England and VVAH Rev. K. Thomas, the Rev. Mr Jones (Plasm;. the Rev. Mr Jenkins (Walter-road Chapel), and other ministers. In opening the proceedings, the Mayor, though a thorough Welshman, bore' testimony to the value of the work done in the Principality by the English Congregational ists, aud predicted that in the next few years that denomination must make rapid strides, because through the education given to children the English language wp/ being more iuv'i more generally spoken. It was of no use to be blind to this fact. The people were rapidly adopting the English language, and it was, there- fore, absolutely necessary for the pulpits to do the same as commercial men had already been compelled to do in their business relations. They must use English in giving religious instruc- tion to the people. He wag as reat a lover of the Welsh language as anyone, but lis must ad- mit that English was superseding Welsh. There- fore he urged the promoters of religion to move with the time:?, and provide more English places of worship. 'the Rev. Mr Jenkins then gave an exceedingly able address on church govern- ment, showing the advantages of the congrega- tional system of church government, and the effect it had had on the spiritual life of the people. He said Congregationalists had done much for the country politically. The Rev. Dr Rees spoke of the progress of Con- gregationalism in the county, showing that in 52 years the number of chapeis had sprung from 61 to 235. The churches were in every way out one improved—the congregations now lacked warmth. He agreed with the Mayor that the English language was making very rapid progress in the principality and said whereas in his youth he could remember seeing no oae from one year's end to the other but travelling gipsies who could speak English, by far the largest proportion of the people spoke it now with fluency and correctness. In Mon- mouthshire he could remember when there was no occasion for a preacher to spaak English, whereas now Eifglish was spoken entirely. This state of things did not please him, and he was glad to know the vernacular would not die out in his lifetime. Since English was coming like a spring tide they must be prepared for it, and not let it take away their ability to save souls. The time would come when the Welsh must be content to worship in the small chapels and leave the larger ones for the English-speaking portion of the population. Soon the country would be covered with English places of worship. In fact, ^n<.e:r very existence depended on their providing elective preachers for those who did not under- stand Welsh. Other ministers also spoke. I stand Welsh. Other ministers also spoke.
GLAMORGAN COUNTY BALL. I This annual event was held at the Town-hall, Bridg-end, on Wednesday, and was largely attended, more than 160 persons being present. The duties of hon. see. were carried out by Coi. Warlow, and the general arrangements by Mr BirL St. Albyn Jenner. Dancing commenced at ten, and was kept up until an early hour, the music being furnished by Messrs Hulley, of Swansea. Mr and Mrs Hislop, of tne Wyndham Arms Hotel, provided the supper, and gave general satisfaction. The following is a list of the company present ir and Mrs ludor Crawshay, Col. and Mrs Turber- viil and party, Mrs Nieholi, Aiertkyrmawr, and party, Urs, Miss, and Mr V,mgtmn-Lee, Mis Stacsv, Mr Tyndall, Col. and 31rs Hill, Miss liill, Mr J. Giobon, Mr Charles Williams, jun. (Roath), Col. Chas. tfranklen and party, Mr and Mrs W. T. Crawshay, Mrs Thurs- tOil Bassett, Miss Blanche Tyler, Miss Brown, airs Pritchard and party, Pwllywracu Mr Jones, Deinerara Mr and Mrs ilagian, isomer, et; Mrs J. Blaudy Jon- kins ancl p^rty, ITI? J. Blandy Jeutins, jun., ML- Giyn Homfray, Mr F. Rom ,rey, Mr- H. liz,mL-ay, ilvs G. W. G. Thomas, Miss Thomas, Mr Ll. ihumas, Mrs and Miss Kemys Tynte and party, Air and Mrs It. K. Pritchard, Mr Strick, Mr and Mrs Gwitym Williatn-3 and party. Mislcin; Mr E. David Mr .l.irt St. A..leaner, Miss fame, Miss Bertha Came, Mr Ma^.Vi Came, Mr and Mrs Felix Weboer, Misses Webber, Mr ancl Mrs T. W. Booker and the Misses Booker (3), Mrs Llewellyn (Court Coinran), the Misses Llewellyn, Mr R. W. Llewellyn, Miss tue Misses Llewellyn, Mr R. W. Llewellyn, Miss Urivick, Mrs Bynr Morris. Misses Morris, Mr R. T. Morris, Mr Geo ga Morris, Mrs C. R. Knight, Misses Knight, Mr K. Knight, Col. and Hon. Mrs Lindsay, Mr Morgan Lindsay, Mr W. Prichaid, Mr and Mrs C. A. Brereton..Lady Aberdare, the Hon. Misses Bruce, Mr and Nitt Godfrey Clarke, Miss Clarke, Miss Lewis, Col. and Mrs Warlow, Miss Warlo-w, Miss Birch, Mr Herbert Prichard, Mr and Mrs and Miss Bassett (Beaupre), Miss Blandy, Mrs and MissJ. T. D. Llewellyn. Mr and inlixs Fletcher (Margam), Mr Aubrey Vivian, Mr aud Mrs Eva.n Thomas and party, Miss Beacon, Miss Stella Beacon, Miss E. Be:icon. -=-
SCHOOL CHILDREN AND EMPLOYMENT. DEAR MB IIKOITOK,—.MI- Davies the grocer over the way do want to take inybify Bob for a ARHAND boy-& been at me for a long time. I did send him for a few weeks, & you should just have heard how the skoohnaster did give it me. I thought all the justice in this town would ha been here the next day to take me up, so I sRnt him back to skool—cos the summations are coming afore long, and then Bob will pass his Fifth Standard. There's a many of my neighbors got boys just about the same age, over twelve, and passed their fourth standard-and a many shopkeepers and others who want arrand boys do say they are few to take places, but the skoolmaster do make such a noise about it. Will you be kmd enough to put a line in the South Wales paper about it. I want Samul to write to you hisself, but he is a ostler & be so tired of a night & he says I be a better skolard so I have writ this myself. Bob is ,at, a big boy & eats hearty so I should iike to get him a place soon or send him underground if nothing else will QO., I shad WOK in the pLper every day for a week for a answer. So with kind respects to you Mr Heditor Aberaman near I am Aberdare. SARAH JONES.
TREHERBERT CHAMBER OF TRADE & THE GAS QUESTION. On Wednesday evening a special meeting or this chamber was held for the purpose of con- sidering whether' united action should be taken with the Rhondda Valley Chamber on the gas question. The last named chamber had passed a resolution for the discontinuance of the use of gas by private con- sumers, on and after the 15th instant, in conse- quence of the Ystrad Gas Company not having complied with the memorial for a reduction in the price of gas. The Treherbert chamber had been asked to co-operate, and the meet- ing on Wednesday evening was to discuss what course should be pursued. A resolution was adopted to the effect that a letter should be sent to Mr James, secretary of the gas company, asking if the directors would receive a deputation from the Treherbert Cham- ber on the subject, and, if so. when it would be convenient for the deputation to wait on the d i r ftotnrs;
THE CARDIFF CORPORATION AND THE JUDGES' LODGINGS. I An Arrangement. A committee of the council,5, formed for the pur- pose of dealing with this matter, was held on Thurs- day, at the Town-hall, Mr Ald. Jones presiding. A letter, dated the 13th inst., was read from i/lr James Howell, offering Mr Billups's house tor the accommodation of the judges it the ensuing assizes. It was resolved that tne same be accepted for the sum of £ 225, subject to Mr Howell providing all the requisite accommodation.
I THE CARDIFF HIGHER-GRADE I SCHOOLS. The examination of intending stuo Put., of these schools have been conducted at the schools during the past two days under the direchon of the he«d master and mistress, Mr Waugh, M.A., and Miss Ramsay, L.L.A. Up to Thursday evening 115 male and 110 females had presented themselves for examination. The results of the examination will not be known for a few days.
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Advance on Khartoum. .t- DETERMINED MANIFESTO BY THE MAHDI. The Standard correspondent, telegraphing from Vienna on Wednesday night,:>ays :—TheMahdi has addressed letters to all the sheikhs of the tribes in the Bayuda Desert, and in the Egyptian oases, proc'aiming as inurads," or untrue to the faith, every man or woman who shall assist the Englisli by showing routes, selling provisions, or in any other way. Such apostate, if caught, shall be stoned, and if they escap's, their relatives or friends wiJI suffer for thom." The manifesto closes with the following apostrophe It is better for you to slaughter your camels and cast them to the Nile crocodiles, or leave them to the birds of prey, than gain money from infidels by selling them to the English." (CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.) I Up to Thursday evening the Government had received no information from Lord Woiseiey or any other source as to the operations in the Soudan. It is believed, however, that Sir Her- bert Stewart has reacted Metanmeh by now, and that news to that effect has been delayed by the interruption of tho Nile telegraphs. I [REUTSK'S TELEGRAM. J HOWEITATI' WELLS, January 11th, vis. Korti, Thursday.—General Stewart's force, after water- lng- here, started for Gakdul on Saturday last. There bad been no casualties up to the iiime of their departure. A detachment of the Essex Regiment remains here as garrison, under Captain Carter and Lieutenant Young. A zareba has been constructed, and a hospital organised under Surgeon Lmgaid. Ooionel Burnaby arrived here to-day, with a convoy of grain. He expects to join General Stewart's foice at Gakdul on the 13th inst., and will accompany them to Metam- neh. The natives in this neighbourhood are ap- parently few in number and peaceably disposed. [" TIMES TELKGEAil.] KORTI, Thursday.—The first news of General Stewart has been received from Howeiyat, which is now garrisoned by a detachment of the Essex .Regiment. The convoy is still one clear day ahead of General Stewart, w,ho reached Howeiyat on Saturday morning. The Black Watch Royal Highlanders, except two companies, has gone to Haudab the Royal Irish Regiment is making good progress up the river. The desert is quiet. I [" DAILY NEWS TELEGRAMS.] I I HANDAB via. MERAWI, Thursday Evening.— Reinforcements from Berber have arrived at Wady Gamr. The enemy say they will resist at Birteh. CAIRO, Thursday.—Tiie Camel Corps is ex pected to arrive at Metsmmeh to-day (Friday). Lord Charles Beresfovd and the blue jackets will push on to Khartoum immediately if a steamer be available. ALEXANDRIA, Tiiursday. The Agamemnon is still m the Suez Canal. She requires five days to make the transit, owing to her defective steering qualities. ["STANDARD" TELEGR/iCI.] I HOWEIYAT WsLLS, Jan. 10th.—The small party left to guard these wells were fired upon one nsgnt, but were not otherwise molested. Smcdl parties of Arabs are in movement over the desert. All wear the Mahdi's uniform, but some have come in to sell sheep to u j. These assert that there is only a small boay of the Mahdi's troops at Metarnmeh, but these statements are untrust- worthy. To-day's Times, commenting on events in the Soudan, If the counsels which dictated Lord Wolseley's original instructlous suiouid still prevail, what will happen when the British troops have retreated from Khartoum? If Eg-ypt is compelled to retire from Ki-tartoui-ii, she t'an have no interest in holding the barren shores of the Red Sea for our benefit. The unqualified aban- donment of the Soudan must open a new and magnificent possibility of acquisition for those powers who have shown themselves keen to plunge into the scramble for Africa. When Germany linds it worth her while to take possession of Angra Pequeua when France is pursuing ambi- tious schemes on the Congo when Italy even is I sending an expedition to Assab; when English I influence is threatened by foreign rivalry at I Zanzibar—it would surely be folly to invite ad- venturous powers, with red-hot policies of colonial expansion, to enter the heart of Africa. by the gateway we now command. Should such a policy prevail popular indignation would be aroused when too late, and ministers would find that they could not escape the consequences on the plea urged with so much naivette, as in the case of Angra Peqnena that they had no idea that any. nation was dreaming of territorial acquisition in that part of the world," [" DAILY CHRONICLE" TELEGRAMS.] I HANDAB, Thursday Evening.—A number of camels belonging to the Egyptian battery arrived here yesterday from Abudon with supplies. The stores, however, arenotcomingmsorapidlyascouid be wished, and 18 whalers have be?n sent back to Abudon, where they will load and return. We have seen nothing of the enemy, and the adjacent country seems deserted. EL HOWEIYAT, Thursday.—We found the water here, what little there was of it, foul and muddy, and had to abandon any idea of using- it. It seems strange that no attempt was made to utilize the portable well sinking apparatus. There were everywhere unmistakable signs of plenty of water within siiflring distance, but no attempt was made to get at it. To-day's Daily News understands that should Lord Wolseley decide to use the Suakim road for the return of some of the refugees h"JUl the Soudan a small additional force will be despatched thither in order to aid in the withdrawal.
7- FRANCE AND CHINA. f" DAILY NEWS TELEG.RAM.J PAnIS, Thursday.-The news that Admiral Pevron, Minister of Marine, would cartainly follow General Campenon in resigning; is no w con- firmed on all hands. A Marseilles correspondent says an order has arrived from Paris to sand by the steamers now sailing for China about 4,000 carbines for the native recruiting companies, and two millions of cartridges. About 1,000 troops have arrived since yesterday at Toulon. !_HEUTEli,\s TELEGRAM. ] PARIS, Thursday.—The Pm-is states that a telegram has been received from Admiral Courbet announcing the capture of the Chinese coal mines at Kelung.
THE AMERICAN IRON TRADE. Heavy Failures at Pittsburg. Liabilities, £ 1,000,,000. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGR/IM.J I NEW YORK, Thursday.-Great uxeitemenv, and dismay has been caused in the iron trade through- out Pennsylvania by the announcement of the failure of the well-known firms of Messrs Olive Brothers and Phillips, ironfoundurs and Messrs Oliver und Roberts, Wire Company" Pittsburgh. Both worked conjointly, and til-sir. liabilities are stated to reach the enormous ^OI five milion dollars, or about one million ponnas, but whether this estimate of the firm's debt ia coi- ct or not it is difficult to ascertain. GUB thing- is certain, that their suspension sei^ous y affect the state of a market which was only" ]ust beginning to recover from a long stage of depres- sion. The firm claim, however, that if gisalted time they will be able to settle^, with their creditors in full.
THE EGYPTIAN QUESTION. 1/ ["MORNING IOST" TELEGRAM.] PftRirf, Thursday.—A continuous interchange of dispatches is still taking .place between Berlin and Paris on Egyptian affairs. The meeting of a con- ference on the Egyptian question is still con- sidered indispensable, and Germany is in favour of its being held in Paris. The French Government are anxious to hasten the meeting lest the success of Lord Wolseley's operations might influence the situation.
OPENING OF THE PRUSSIAN DIET. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.L I BERLIN, Thursday.—The Emperor's Speech, in opening the Prussian Diet to-day, describes the country's financial condition as satisfactory. Last year's surplus, twenty million marks, was employed paying State Railways Loans. A similar surplus is expected this year. The crea,tion of new sources of revenue is suggested. ■ Bills dealing witn personal taxation and railways are promised.
GENTILES V. JEWS. Riots In Poland. [-,IEUT-pr,'S TELEGRAI.L TANGIER, Thursday.—There is no truth in the report which has appeared in the European news- papers that the Jews here have asked to be placed under the protection of Francs, or that they stated to the French Minister that they lived in apprehension of massacre by the natives. They merely asked the Minister to use his good offices with the Sultan's Government in their behalf. Active steps are being taken by the British and Italian Ministers and the United States Consul- General to procure the immediate dismissal of the Governor of Demnat.
I THE DEATH OF LORD AYLES- F0RD. [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] CIALVESTOIT, Thursday.—The Galveston News publishes intelligence from Bigsprings, stating that the death of Lord Aylesfoid was due to dropsy and hardening of the liver. His lordship had been in declining health for a year past, but nothing serious was feared until a few hours before his death. Oa the day of his decease he ate the largest meal that he had had for several weeks. He conversed freeiy, and ap- peared to b3 rapidly improving in health. In the evening, however, his condition became alarming. and he expired at half-past nine.
THE BECHUANALAND EXPEDITION. F" TIMES TELEGRAM.] DURBAN, Thursday.—-President Kruger has left Pretoria, escorted by 50 mounted artillerymen, who will act as despatch bearers. Mr W. G. Bok, State Secretary of the Transvaal Government has addressed a letter to Lord Derby, dated the 16th ult., in reply to the latter's despatched October 18th. He denies the respon- sibility of Transvaal for the whole or any part of the cost of theBechuanaiand expedition, asserting that his Government has done all that was pos- sible to prevent encroachment on its south-west border by its subjects; and repudiates any in- tention on its part to violate the convention, and avowing its readiness to induce the Goschenites to submit to the conditions imposed by the Cape Ministry.
THE RECTOR OF HAWARDEN AND WORKING MEN. A The Rev. I Stepnen Gladstone, addressing a working men's meeting at Hawarden on Wednes- day evening, strongly advocated free and open churches. The Church of England was much to blame in the past for neglecting the labouring population.
GREAT JEWEL ROBBERY IN THE ISLE OF WIGHT. Mr Sydenham, a jeweller, of Frederick-street, Birmingham, who had been staying at Kent Hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight, went to bed late on Wednesday night, leaving his cases of jewellery in the stock-room. On Thursday morning when the boots was about to take the cases to the railway station,it was found they.ha.d been broken open, and all the gold rings, chains, lockets, etc., to the value of £800, abstracted, only silver articles being left. The thieves are believed to have slept at the hotel, and probably left by the earliest boat for Portsmouth on Thursday morn- ip!z. ;CIOO reward is offered.
DIABOLICAL ATTEMPTS TO WRECK TRAINS. Frank Hudson, farm labourer, was indicted at Maidstone Assizes on Thursday for attempting to wreck a train from Ramsgate to London on the Chatham and Dover line on December 7th, by placing a sleeper on the line. Prisoner denied malicious intent, but admitted putting the sleeper on the line. He was sentenced to twelve months* hard labour. The man Andrews, charged with attempting to wreck a train on the South-Western Railway on Saturday, was again brought before the magistrates at Aldershot on Thursday. No one lOaw the prisoner place the weighted obstruction on the metals, but the driver in his evidence having stated that he shut off steam as soon as he saw it Andrews interrupted him by exclaiming, xiiat's a lie you didn' shut off steam. 1 know as much about it as you do I'm not a fool." This and similar statements were afterwards given in evidence against the prisoner, who was committed for trial at Winchester Assizes. =-
A MURDERER'S CONFESSION. due following statement was completed by the convict J ay on the night previous to his execution, and he expressed a desire that it should be made public He said lie had taken the opportunity of penning a, few lines, as that was his last night on earth. He had just a few words tosay, whicnne hoped one aud all would take advice from, lie little thought on September 22nd, when he wenu to Farringdoo, in Hampshire,,«»««» bi3 inside that prison at that date awaiting such a terrible fate. They would see, tneretore, that they never knew what a day might bring rorth. He hoped that one and all would turn to the Lord at once, if they had llO done so already, and have Hun always with them, so as to provide against such terrible ends. He was sorry to say that he did not find Him when he ought, but he was happy to have found Him now, a.nd He was a great comfort to him so close to his end in this world. He hoped that his friendj would study their Bibles and endeavour to fin" that Saviour who died for them all. He knew that if they did find Him, and did keep to-dim that He would be their best friend m the time QL trouble or any other time. He hoped that one and all would take warning by the terwble occur- rt>norl ltl"+- .1 rence, and when tbey nau Y were earning good money,.they would not forget to have the Saviour as their guide to lead theni iu the right way. He 'jf^ed Mr Mills, the chaplain of St Thomas s Hospital, for his great KINDNESS to him, ana ;USG the nurses of the hospital. He also tucked the^overno*. chaDlain and warders 0 £ the House of De^ntion for the k^iidneas he had experienced at their hands while waiting trial. He had felt very comfortabki sites his trial, and he nad told all who had seen him that he felt quite lot-given for all his He hoped soon to be in heaven, where there would be no more pain or trouble, murder or bloodshed, crvinfif or tears. He trusted that one and all would" tj»ke a warning by that ■fearful crime, and get the Saviour as their guide, and then they nee I not fear. He wished he had done so before, and then he should not want to .'0' write those lines as a warning. Everything had been done for his comfort in the prison, but only nature would sometimes i-roubie him when he thought of bygone days and now wicked he ha't been. He would close those lines with every repentance and grief that he could relatives of the deceased, whose mother n,.u visited him since he had been in the prison, ana who had given hiia good advice and done what she could for him.