Births, Carriages, Deaths. BIRTHS. MORRICE.-On the 28th ultimo, at Merrywood House, Woodland-road, Barry Docks, the wife of Mr G. A. C. Morrice of a daughter. PHILLIPS. — On the 1st instant, at The Bank House, Barry, the wife of Mr W. Prichard Phillips, manager of the London and Provincial Bank, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. HAY—BROOKS.—On the 1st instant, at St. John's Church, Cardiff, by the Rev G. Henderson, M.A., vicar, assisted by the Rev Frank Williams, B.A., of St. Mary's, Barry Docks, John, second son of Mr John Hay, Ibrox-terrace, Glasgow, to Eva, youngest daughter of the late Captain F. J. Brooks, A.S.N.Co., Brisbane, Queensland, and niece of Mr R. P. Culley, Cardiff. NELL — ALLEN.—On the 24th ultimo, at St. Mellon's Church, by the Rev Theophilus Rees, vicar, assisted by the Rev J. W. Evans, M.A., rector of Michaelstone, and the Rev G. H. Jenner, M.A., rector of Wenvoe, Herbert W., third son of the late Mr W. Walter Nell, J.P., The Grange, Wenvoe, to Ethel Gore, elder daughter of the late Mr Richard Allen, Ty-to- maen, St. Mellon's. ROSEWELL—STEPHENS.— On the 26th ultimo, at the Parish Church, Cadoxton-Barry, by the Rev I. Humphreys, curate, Mr George Herbert Rosewell to Mrs E. Stephens, both of Cadoxton- Barry. THEODAS-W ARREN.-On the 30th ultimo, at the Parish Church, Cadoxton-Barry, by the Rev I. Humphreys, curate, Mr Stavro Theodas to Miss Hannah Lousia Warren, both of Cadoxton- Barry. DEATHS. BREILLAS.—On the 27th ultimo, at 30, Fryatt- street, Barry Docks, Mr Joseph Breillas, shipwright, aged 63 years. CONIBEAR.-On the 23rd ultimo, at 67, Allan's Bank-road, Heath, Cardiff, Robert Lewis Conibear, in his 71st year.-Deeply mourned. Mrs Peak and family desire to thank all those who sym- pathised with them in their sad bereavement. JOHN.-On the 30th ultimo, at the Voluntary Hospital, Barry Docks, Mr Caleb John, aged 51 years. MORGAN.—On the 27th ultimo, at 101, Merthyr- street, Barry Docks, Mr David Morgan, boilermaker, aged 46 years. RICHARDS.—On the 30th ultimo, at 32, Robert- street, Barry Docks, Maud, daughter of Mr Abram Richards, plasterer, aged one hour. SNELL.-On the 28th ultimo, at 10, Harbour-road, Barry, Lydia Mabel, daughter of Mr Henry Snell, permanent way inspector, Barry Railway, aged six months.
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DINAS POWIS C.C. v. PENARTH PARISH CHURCH. Played at Dinas Powis Common on Saturday afternoon last under ideal summer weather, on a fast and fiery wicket. The homesters, winning the toss, batted first, and had scored 110 runs when the innings was declared closed with seven wickets down; the chief contributors being H. Waters (36 not out, who was at the wicket from the outset), L. C. Rooney (18 not out), and J. Jenkins (12). Upon the visitors batting, a sensational start was made, Collins taking a wicket with his second and fonrth ball, removing the bails 36 yards on the last occasion, which he repeated later on by sending the bail 31 yards. C. Snell (15) and F. Francis (18) were the only two, however, to play the bowling with a degree of confidence. At drawing of stumps the visitors had lost seven wickets for 49 runs, leaving the game drawn, greatly in favour of the homesters. Scores and bowling analysis:— DINAS POWIS. H. Waters, not out 36 J. Jenkins, c F. Francis, b Jones 12 D. James, b F. Francis 2 H. Vivian, run out 5 A. Black, c H. Francis, b F. Francis 2 H. F. Boyd, run out 5 B. T. Pomeroy, J.b.w.. b Jones 8 H. Peach, c Gould, b Jones 3 L. C. Rooney, not out 18 Extras 19 *Total (for seven wickets) 110 R. G. Russell and J. Collins (captain) did not bat. Innings declared closed. PENARTH PARISH CHURCH. F. Kirby, b Collins 0 B. King, b Jenkins 4 A. Dyer, b Collins 0 J. Jones, c Vivian, b Jenkins 2 C. Snell, l.b.w., b Waters 15 F. Francis, c Russell, b Collins. 18 W. Davies, not out 3 H. Francis, b Collins 0 L. Gould, not out 0 Extras. 6 Total (for seven wickets) 49 L. Storrs and G. Martin did not bat. BOWLING ANALYSIS.—DINAS POWIS INNINGS. O. M. R. W. G. Martin 12 6 18 0 J. Joned .19 6 34 3 F. Francis 7 2 12 2 H. Francis. 3 0 11 0 W. Davies 4 0 16 0 PENARTH PARISH CHURCH INNINGS. O. M. R. W. J. Collins 8 3 9 4 J. Jpnkins 6 1 13 2 H.Peach 3 1 5. 0 D. James 2 0 11 0 H. Waters. 3 1 5. 1 Collins delivered one no-ball.
BARRY DOCK v. WHITCHURCH 2NDS. This match was played on the Colcot Ground on Saturday afternoon last, and resulted in a drawn game. Barry were very poorly represented, but Whitchurch, who had no first eleven match on, brought over more than half of their first team, one of whom was Schiele, who did yeoman service with both bat and ball, scoring 29 and taking four wickets for seven runs. Alexander (four for seven) also bowled well. F. Sadler (four for 27) and J. Quinnell (two for four) were most success- ful for the homesters. Scores :— WHITCHURCH 2NDS. W. Richards, b Sadler 2 Schiele, b Sadler. 29 Williams, b Williams 10 J. Foxall, b Bartle 5 Richards, b Sadler 5 Alexander, run out 3 Phillips, b Quinnell 0 Rees, b Sadler 3 Templeton, b Quinnell 1 Evans, run out 1 Huzzey, not out 0 Extras. 3 Total 63 BARRY DOCK. F. Bartle, c Williams, b Alexander. 4 D. Williams, b Alexander. 2 F. Sadler, b Schiele 9 E. Grant, b Foxall 0 W. Laws, c Rees, b Schiele 6 G. Waters, b Alexander. 2 J. Quinnell, b Schiele 1 J. O. Jones, b Schiele. 0 G. Clemence, c Schiele, b Alexander. 0 W. Baldwin, not out 0 D. F. Jones, not out 0 Extras. 3 Total (for nine wickets) 27
SAM ROONEY'S XI. v. DINAS POWIS C.C. Played at Dinas Powis on Friday afternoon last. The visitors included many well-known figures on athletic fields, amongst them being Gwyn Nicholls (the popular captain of the invincible Welsh Rugby International team for season 1901-2), H. B. Winfield (captain of Cardiff R.F.C.), Barry" Davies (the old Welsh International forward), and R. Rooney (W. H. Brain's understudy behind the sticks for Cardiff C.C.). The brothers Rooney were the chief scorers for the scratch team, R. Rooney (20), L. C. Rooney (13), and Sam Rooney (11), whilst Nicholls bowled very effectively, capturing eight wickets at a small cost. Unfor- tunately Dinas Powis were poorly represented, and were assisted by a couple of Barry players, the aggregate total only reaching 29 runs. Scores :— SAM ROONEY'S XI. L. C. Rooney, b Peach 13 W. Davies, b Evans 9 Sam Rooney, c Boyd, b Peach 11 R. Rooney, b Peach 20 Gwyn Nicholls, b Evans 2 G. C. Rooney, c and b Evans 1 Ivor Nicholls, not out 6 H. B. Winfield, b Evans 0 Geen, b Evans 1 C. Trott, c Gameson, b Waters. 5 G. Waters, c Peach, b Waters 0 Extras. 0 Total 68 DINAS POWIS. W. Gameson, b Nicholls 2 H. F. Boyd, c Davies, b Sam Rooney. 1 H. Waters, b Nicholls 3 B. T. Pomeroy, b Sam Rooney. 4 C. Masters, b Nicholls 0 Rev H. Miles, not out 4 H. Vivian, c Davies, b Nicholls 0 W. Trott, 1. b. w., b Nicholls. 6 W. James, c Rooney, b Nicholls 0 T. Evans, c Winfield, b Nicholls 0 H. Peach, c sub., b Nicholls. 3 Extras. 6 Total 29
ALPHA (CARDIFF) v. BARRY. This match was played on the Barracks ground, Cardiff, on Saturday last, and resulted in a win for Alpha. by 3 wickets and 14 runs. The homesters got together the strongest combination they have had this season, which was a compliment to the visitors, whilst Barry were short of E. Tetlow, C. Kirby, and Ivor Lewis, their vice-captain. Barry ,having won the toss went to the wickets first, Gameson and H. Kirby facing the bowling of F. Price and the Alpha's "fast man," W. Gibson, Gameson was disposed of when the total was 4, and H. Kirby soon followed. However, matters improved when the Rev H. H. Stewart and Morgan got together, the score being 52 for 4 wickets when the former ran himself out. Evans then joined his captain, but was taken by a slow ball from Gibson. When Douglas went in runs again began to come, but he fell to a, slow delivery from the Alpha's change bowler, who got rid of the remainder very quickly, the total score being 96. For the Alpha, Thomas, F. Price, and W. Gibson played a good slogging" game, and when time was called the Alpha had registered 110 runs for the loss of seven wickets. The following represent the scores BARRY. W, Gameson. c Gibson, b F. Price 2 H. Kirby, b F. Price 3 Rev H. H. Stewart, run out 22 P. Maloney, b Gibson 2 T. J. Morgan (captain), l.b.w., b Williams. 35 T. Evans, b Gibson 4 W. M. Douglas. q, Williams 8 McKenzie, b Williams 0 M. Roach, not out 6 W. Coslett, b Williams 0 Sub., b Williams. 2 Extras. 12 Total 96 ALPHA. J. A. Price, retired 7 H. Thomas, l.b.w., b Evans 39 J. Stillman, b Evans 1 T. Price, c Evans, b Kirby. 21 W, Gibson, not out 20 C. Goff, st. Gameson, b Morgan 0 J. Gibson, st. Gameson, b Kirby 0 J. Norrie, b Morgan 4 B. Williams, not out 11 Extras. 7 Total 110 Price and James to bat.
DINAS POWIS 2ND XI. v. ST. CATHERINE'S (CARDIFF). Played on Llandaff Fields, Cardiff, on Saturday afternoon last, and resulted in a win for the Saints by 11 runs. For the winners, T. Jones (16) and J. Robbins (12) were the chief scorers, whilst C. Sutton headed the list with 9 for the visitors. The following were the scores :—<*?. Catherine's T. Little, c Trott, b James, 0 F. Robbins, c Waters, b James, 0; E. Dellmore, b Wakeford, 3 A. Pearson, b Wakeford, 1; P. Jones, b Wakeford, 2; T. Jones, run out, 16 J. Dent, b Wakeford, 0; J. Robbins, b James, 12 G. Bird, b Sutton, 5 R. Orr, b James, 0 j. S. Kingdom, not out, 1; extras, 5 total, 45. Dinas Powis 2nds: W. C. Trott, run out, 2 W. James, b Jones, 1; W. Trott, b Jones, 1; C. Sutton, b Jones, 9 D. Wakeford, b Jones, 1; J. B. Davies, b Jones, 0 H. Trott, c and b Pearson, 4 W. Sheppard, b Robbins, 1; W. Hall, b Jones, 0 G. Waters, b Jones, 5 F. Waters, not out, 1 extras, 9 total, 34.
BARRY DOCK CONSERVATIVES v. BARRY DOCK LIBERALS. A match between teams representing the Conservative and Liberal Clubs, Barry Docks, was played on Thursday last at the Colcot Fields, when the Conservatives won by 70 runs and seven wickets. The score was Barry Dock Conservatives, 61- 43 (three down second innings); Barry Dock Liberals, 17-17. B. T. Pomeroy batted well for the winning team, BARRY WINDSORS V. MR F. TUCKER'S XI.— This match was played on the Romilly Park, Barry, on Thursday, the 16th ultimo, and ended in an easy win for Mr F. Tucker's XI. by 56 runs. Scores: Mr. F. Tucker's XL-J. Lewis, c W. Litchfield, b Vickery, 6-b Vickery, 4 G. James, c B. Bunford, b Vickery, 7-b Vickery, 4; C. John, c Bunford, b Jones, 2—b Jones, 0 E. Walters, b Jones, 0—not out 18 W. English, b Vickery, 5-c Vickery, b Jones, 8; C. Bowles, b Jones, 7—c White, b Jones, 3 E. Hughes, not out 11—b Jones, 3; J. Clissold, b Vickery, 2-c A. Witchard, b Jones, 0; H. Dehaney, c Vickery, b Jones, 0—b Jones, 0; A. Gwilliams, 0 and b Jones, 3—c Pring, b Bunford, 0 F. Tucker, c Bunford, b Vickery, 1-b Davies, 3 extras 3—2 total 47 —45. Barry Windgors-W. Litchfield, c Clissold, b James, 1—not out 1 T. Chaplin, run out 1—c Walters, b Lewis, 4 W. Davies, b Lewis, 0—c Walters, b James, 2; T. White, c English, b Lewis, 0—b James, 2 E. Jones, c Clissold, b Lewis, 3-c Tucker, b James, 0; B Bunford, b James, 0—c James, b Lewis, I F. Pring, b Lewis, 0—b Lewis, 0 A. Witchard, b James, 4-c English, b Lewis, 6 W. Redman, not out I-st John, b Lewis, 0 J. Vickery, run out 1-0 Walters, b Lewis, 0; W. Powell, b Lewis, 0—run out 1 extras 3-5 total 14-22. ST. MARY'S CHURCH V. BARRY CONGREGA- TIONAL. —Played on the Church ground on Saturday last, and resulted in a win for the Churchites by nine runs, B. Lewis (24) being top scorer for visitors, whilst W. Garner (20) and W. Treharne (10) were top scorers for the Church. For the Church S. J. Bourne took four wickets for 15, W. Garner three for 19, and W. Treharne two for six. Scores :-St. Mary's: S. J. Bourne, c Davies, b Wakefield, 1; C. Cayley, st. D. Lewis, b Ashley, 0 J. Acheson, b Wakefield, 5 W. Richards, run out, 5 W. Garner, c Barwell, b Wakefield, 20 F. Clark, c Barwell, b Wakefield, 4; T. Richards, b Ashley, 4 P. Adams, c A. Lee, b David, 0 W. Treharne, run out, 10 F. Richards, c D. Lewis, b Wakefield, 0; J. R. Hughes, not out, 0 extras, 6 total, 55. Barry Congregational: W. Lee, b Garner, 0; A. Davies, b Bourne, 7 W. Ashley, b Garner, 0 B. Lewis, c Garner,, b Treharne, 24 D. Lewis, b Bourne, 0; J. David, run out, 4 H. Butler, b Bourne, 1 F. Wakefield, c Achison, b Treharne, 3 R. J. Webber, c Achison, b Bourne, 0; A. Lee, b Garner, 2; F. Barwell, not out, 2; extras, 3 total, 46.
TO-MORROW'S FIXTURES. DINAS Powis C. C. v. NEW BUTE DOCK WORKS (CARDIFF). — To be played on Dinas Powis Common wickets to be pitched at 2.45 p.m. sharp. Dinas Powis team :—J. Collins (captain), H. Waters, J. Jenkins, B. T. Pomeroy, Sam Rooney, A. Black, H. Peach, L. C. Rooney, H. Vivian, Sydney Thomas, and F. L. Swan. Reserve-G. E. Wessendorff. ST. MARY'S JUNIORS v. BARRY DOCK JUNIORS. -To be played on the ground of the former. The Church team will be selected from the following P. Adams (captain), I. Richards, T. Howell, W. Howell, J. Evans, C. Pollard, F, Howells, C. Milner, B. Adams, A. G. Waters, B. Chidgey, and J. Marshall. BARRY ISLAND V. BARRY CONGREGATIONAL.— This match will be played on the Island ground. Congregational team to be selected from the following :-D. Lewis (captain), F. Wakefield, B. W. Lewis, W. Ashley, J. David, A. Davies, W. Lee, J. Butler, F. Barwell, J. Harry, R. Webber, A. Williams, and A. Lee. BARRY DOCK v. LLANBRADACH.—To be played on the ground of the former. Barry Dock team :— D. Williams (captain), F. Sadler, F. Bartle, G. Waters, E. Grant, W. Laws, J. O. Jones, W. Baldwin, G. Clemence, J. Quinnell, and F. Rees. Reserves-W. Buckland and S. Tresider. BARRY 1ST XI. V. PENARTH 2NDs.-To be played at Barry. The Barry XI. will be chosen from the following:—T. J. Morgan (captain), Rev H. H. Stewart, W. M. Douglas, E. Tetlow, P. Maloney, C. Kirby, Eli Kirby, Fred Kirby, Ivor Lewis, M. Roach, M. Mackenzie, R. Williams, and Ivor Reece.
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MISS JENNER AND THE KING. The following telegrams between the Royal Household and Miss Jenner have been in circula- tion during last week [COPIES.] To Sir F. Kncllys, Buckingham Palace. On Midsummer Day last, when Miss Jenner was at Cardiff, actively engaged in connection with some of the local festivities for the expected Coronation next day, and the news arrived as to its postponement, she at once sent off from the Cardiff Post Office the following telegram Gertrude Jenner, spinster, of Wenvoe Castle, Glamorganshire, deeply distressed at the alarming report of loyal Wales' King. Universal anxiety. Awaiting and trusting improved accounts." The following reply was received by Miss Jenner at Wenvoe the next day O.H.M.S. Buckingham Palace. To Gertrude Jenner, Wenvoe, Glamorganshire. Many thanks for your kind telegram, which will be laid before the King. His Majesty is pro- gressing satisfactorily." (Signed) KNOLLYS. On Monday morning last, as soon as the telegraph office opened at Wenvoe (8 a.m.), Miss Jenner sent the following telegram direct to the Queen To our illustrious Lady, Queen Alexandra of South Wales, Buckingham Palace. May it please your most Gracious Majesty, I was charged last week by the masses of your faithful people in the crowded streets of the Metropolis of Wales, Cardiff, to waft to your Majesty this morning a message of Christian sympathy and gratitude, that your health enables you to watch over our beloved King with so much zeal; and, further, to state that unabated con- fidence exists in the minds of your faithful subjects in Wales in the medical men of such science around the King, whose valuable bulletins are eagerly awaited." — Your Majesty's most humble servant, GERTRUDE JENNER, Spinster, Wenvoe Castle Manor Estate, Glamorganshire. By six o'clock the same day, Miss Jenner received the following reply O.H.M.S. Buckingham Palace. I am commanded by the Queen to thank you for your telegram of sympathy." (Signed) GREVILLE.
A GREAT WATER SCHEME, SEQUEL TO A VISIT TO CARDIFF. Some five hundred workpeople have for five years been located in Knighton, Radnor, in con- nection with Birmingham's great water scheme and it was while upon a visit to this pretty little town that a Leominster Mail reporter was told by Miss E. Wozencroft, of Kinsley-terrace, how Dr Slater's blood making tablets had cured her of anaemia and neuralgia. Quite a year had elapsed since the young lady first forwarded a testimonial to the proprietors therefore the reporter was highly pleased to find her still looking so well. It seems that two years ago Miss Wozencroft went to stay with her sister in Cardiff, overworked herself with nursing, etc., and, missing also the bracing air of her native place, fell ill. I came home," said the lady, and suffered much from weakness and anssmia. I was too exhausted for anything. Sometimes I fainted. If I walked upstairs I felt ready to drop by the time I got to the top. I could scarcely go any distance without feeling fatigued. Then a sort of neuralgic pain attacked me in the head and side. Reading of the good which Dr Slater's blood tablets had done others, I was led to try them. I felt a great improvement with the first box, and each fresh quantity gave me more strength and better blood. The pains ceased, and 1 can say now I am quite cured." Because they have stood the test of time, Dr Slater's blood making tablets have Miss Wozen- croft's warmest recommendation. The medicine gives tone to the nerves and richness to the blood, and has been found invaluable for pale and sallow complexions, neuralgia, anasmia, palpitation, heart- weakness, summer-fag," nervous and general debility, indigestion, pimples, face sores, all ladies' ailments, paralysis, locomotor ataxia, St. Vitus' dance, wasting and the early ^stages of consump- tion. Two and nine per box of all chemists or from the Slater laboratories, Greek-street. The tablets provide a pure and better blood supply just as the Knighton scheme means an improved water supply for Birmingham.
BARRY HAULIER ASSAULTED AT CHEPSTOW. On Friday last a party from Barry had an out- ing to Chepstow, with the result that at Chepstow Police-court on Saturday Charles Dickens, a Barry I labourer, was fined 20s, and costs for assaulting I John Phillips, a haulier, of Barry. Phillips was leaving the White Lion, when Dickens struck him in the mouth. The former moved off to complain to the police, when the latter knocked him down, and so injured his shoulder that he had to be medically treated. When the police came defen- dant gave a false name, and again knocked complainant down.
VEHICLE ACCIDENT AT CADOXTON-BARRY. A greengrocer's cart belonging to Mr S. Woodham, Holton-road, Barry Docks, was being driven along Main-street, Cadoxton, on Tuesday evening, the 24th ultimo, when the pony became affrighted, and bolted down the street at a terrific pace. The driver, a lad, clung to the reins, but the mad pace of the animal was not checked till Weston-square was reached, where the cart was upset, and the occupants, the driver and two little girls, were thrown out. One of the girls was badly hurt, her leg being broken, but the others escaped without much injury. The injured girl was attended by Dr O'Donnell, and later in the evening was able to be conveyed home.
FATHER'S BRUTALITY AT CADOXTON-BARRY. A man named William Matthews, a labourer, of Fairford-street, Cadoxton-Barry, on Friday morning last, brutally assaulted his nine-year-old son, William, by striking him several times on the head with a piece of iron tubing, causing shocking injuries, Dr Treharne was sent for, and seeing that the assault was a grossly serious one, he informed the police, and P.C. Barnes arrested Matthews, who was taken before Mr J. S.. Batchelor and Colonel Thornley at Penarth Police Court the same afternoon on a charge of unlaw- ful wounding, and he was sent to prison for two months' hard labour.
GENEROSITY OF LORD WINDSOR, Lord Windsor has given a piece of land for the use of the inhabitants of Caerphilly upon certain conditions relating to fencing and maintenance. The value of the land is estimated at about £ 2,000. The field is situated near the centre of the town, i and with a little outlay would make an ideal park, [ ]
CORRESPONDENCE. Give me above all other liberties, the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely, according to conscience."—John Milton. [The Editor desires to state that he does not necessarily endorse the opinion expressed by correspondents.]
CADOXTON STATION. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,-The Barry Railway Company have ma.de several much needed improvements at Cadoxton Station, but as a daily passenger I should like to call attention to the fact that the waiting-room on the new down platform is as bare as Mother Hubbard's cupboard, not even a form for passengers to sit down whilst waiting the train. The defect is probably due to oversight.—Yours, &c., PASSENGER.
SOUTH WALES ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION COMPANY. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." DEAR SIR,—Owing to the similarity of names between my Company (which is the South Wales Electrical Power Distribution Company) and the Electric Power Distribution Company, Limited, which has just been absorbed by the British Electric Traction Company, Limited, a good deal of misapprehension has occurred, and I have had many enquiries from people who think that it is my Company which has been so absorbed. Will you allow me to set this misapprehension at rest by stating that my company has not been absorbed by anyone, nor has it the slightest intention of ever being so. The British Electric Traction Company, Limited, are, as is well-known, very go-ahead and somewhat rapacious, but I fancy that they would find my company rather too large a morsel to swallow.—Yours faithfully, EDMUND L. HILL, General Manager.
THE CONTROVERSY ON SPIRITUALISM. To the Editor of the "BARRY DOCK NEWS." SIR,—May I crave your kind indulgence for space to finish my reply to the letter of W. H. Howard which appeared in your issue of May 30th, in which he question the accuracy of my state- ments as to the names of eminent men known to have been Spiritualists? In my letter which appeared in your columns on June 13th, I dealt with most of the names quoted by Mr Howard in his vain efforts to disprove my assertions, but for want of space I was compelled to omit the names of Thackeray, Trollope, and Abraham Lincoln. As regards the two first-named gentlemen, there is abundance of evidence to prove that they were Spiritualists. Robert Bell, the distinguished dramatist, author, and Spiritualist, wrote one the most graphic notices ever penned upon the subject of spiritual phenomena, describ- ing the incidents occurring in a seance of Mr Home This, Mr Thackeray, then editor of the Cornhill Magazine,' ventured to publish in the eighth number of that journal (August, 1860) an article entitled Stranger than Fiction. Mr Thackeray in a note spoke of the writer as a friend of 25 years standing, for whose good faith and honourable character he would vouch. Thackeray was himself a believer in Spiritualism, and with good reason. He had, I am told, evidence of its reality in his own family, which made belief irre- sistible. (Peeble's Seers of the Ages," p. 241). Trollope attended many of the seances given by Mr Home, and even stayed for several days under the same roof with him. He was thoroughly con- vinced as to the genuineness of the phenomena, and wrote a stinging letter to Sir David Brewster in its defence. (" Exposition of Spiritualism," p. 54). As to Abraham Lincoln and the Emancipa- tion treaty, Mr Howard, when giving the quotation from Hudson Tuttle, should have been honest, and likewise have given the explanation, which is as follows Mr Howard's quotation is from a letter written by Hudson Tuttle, whioh appears in the Appended Notes," p. 238, of Mrs Maynard's book, Was Lincoln a Spiritualist ?" viz., It has been reported that President Lincoln issued the Pro- clamation of EmancipationHt»y advice of the spirit statesmen through her mediumship. This she emphatically denies, saying that it was not until after that event that she became acquainted with the President. (She met the President after the promulgation, but before the Proclamation of Emancipation was signed, see page 72.—Ed.)." Turning to page 70 of the book is the following, viz., The day following my brother's departure for home a note was received by Mrs Laurie, asking her to come to the White House in the evening with her family, and bring Miss Nettie (afterwards Mrs Maynard) with her. I felt all the natural trepidation of a young girl about to enter the presence of the highest magistrate in our land, being fully impressed with the dignity of his office, and feeling that I was about to meet some superior being, and it was almost with trembling that I entered with my friends the Re.arlour of the White House at eight o'clock that evening (December, 1862). Mrs Lincoln received us graciously, and introduced us to a gentleman and lady present whose names I have forgotten. Mr Lincoln was not then present. While all were conversing pleasantly on general subjects, Mrs Miller (Mrs Laurie's daughter) seated herself, under control, at the double-grand piano at one side of the room, seemingly awaiting some one. Mrs Lincoln was talking with us in a pleasant strain when suddenly Mrs Miller's hands fell upon the keys with a force that betokened a master- hand, and the strains of a grand march filled the room. As the measured notes rose and fell we became silent; the heavy end of the piano began rising and falling in perfect time to the music. All at once it ceased, and Mr fLincoln stood upon the threshold of the room. Mr and Mrs Laurie and Mrs Miller were duly presented. Then I was led forward and presented. He stood before me, tall and kindly, with a smile on his face. Dropping his hand upon my head, he said in a humorous tone, So this is our little Nettie, is it, that we have heard so much about ?' I could only smile and say, Yes, sir,' like any school-girl, when he kindly led me to an Ottoman, Sitting down in a chair, the Ottoman at his feet, he began asking me questions in a kindly way about my mediumship, and I think he must have thought me stupid, as my answers were little beyond a Yes' and a 'No.' His manner, however, was genial and kind, and it was then suggested we form a circle. While he was yet speaking, I lost all consciousness of my surroundings and passed under control. For more than an hour I was made to talk to him, and I learned from my friends afterwards that it was upon matters that he seemed fully to understand, while they comprehended very little until that portion was reached that related to the forthcoming Emancipation Proclamation: He was charged with the utmost solemnity and force of "manner not to abate the terms of its issue, and not to delay its enforcement as a law beyond the opening of the year and he was assured that it was to be the crowning event of his administration and his life; and that while he was being counselled by strong parties to defer the enforcement of it, hoping to supplant it by other measures to delay action, he must in no wise heed such counsel, but stand firm to his convictions and fearlessly perform the work and fulfil the mission for which he had been raised up by an over-ruling Providence. Those present declared that they lost sight of the timid girl in the majesty of the utterance, the strength and force of the language, and the importance of that which was conveyed, and seemed to realise that some strong masculine spirit force was giving speech to almost divine commands. I shall never forget the scene around me when I regained consciousness. I was standing in front of Mr Lincoln, and he was sitting back in his chair, with his arms folded upon his breast looking intently at me. I stepped back naturally confused at the situation — not remembering at once where I was; and glancing around the group, where perfect silence reigned. It took me a moment to remember my whereabouts. A gentleman present then said in a low tone, Mr President, did you notice anything peculiar in the method of address 2" Mr Lincoln raised himself, ;¡;¡;;¡;c. 111 IBII. JU as if shaking off his spell. He glanced quickly at the full length portrait of Daniel Webster, that hung above the piano, and replied, Yes, and it is very singular, very with a marked emphasis. Mr Somes said Mr President, would it be improper for me to enquire whether there has been any pressure brough to bear upon you to defer the enforcement of the Proclamation?" To which the President replied Under these circumstances that question is perfectly proper, as we are all friends (smiiing upon the company). It is taking ali my nerve and strength to withstand such a pressure." At this point the gentlemen drew around him, and spoke together in low tones. Mr Lincoln saying least of all. At last he turned to me, and laying his hand upon my head, uttered these words in a manner that I shall never forget My child, you possess a very singular gift; but that it is of God, I have no doubt. I thank you for coming here to-night. It is more important than perhaps anyone present can understand. I must leave you all now but I hope I shall see you again." On page 82 and on of the same book we find the following, viz., Prior to leaving Mr Laurie's to become the guest of Mrs Crosby I had another important interview with Mr Lincoln." One morning early in February we received a note from Mrs Lincoln, saying she desired us to come over to George Town and bring some friends for a seance that evening, and wished the young ladies to be present. In the early part of the evening, before her arrival, my little messenger, or familiar spirit, controlled me, and declared that (the long brave," as she denom- inated him) Mr Lincoln would also be there. As Mrs Lincoln had made no mention of his coming in her letter, we were surprised at the statement. Mr Laurie rather questioned its accuracy as he said it would be hardly advisable for President Lincoln to leave the White House to attend a spiritual seance anywhere and that he did not consider it good policy" to do so. However, when the bell rang, Mr Laurie, in honour of his expected guests, went to the door to receive them in person. His astonishment was great to find Mr Lincoln standing on the threshold, wrapped in his long cloak and to hear his cordial good evening as he put out his hand and entered. Mr Laurie promptly exclaimed Welcome Mr Lincoln, to my humble roof you were expected." Mr Lincoln stopped in the act of removing his cloak, and said, Expected 1 Why it is only five minutes since I knew that I was coming." He came down from a cabinet meeting as Mrs Lincoln and her friends- were about to enter the carriage, and asked them where they were going. She replied To George Town to a seance." He answered immediately Hold on a moment! I will go with you." Yes said Mrs Lincoln," and I was never so surprised in my life. He seemed pleased when Mr Laurie explained the source of our information, and I think it had a tendency to prepare his mind to receive what followed, and to obey the instructions given. Mr and Mrs Laurie with their daughter, Mrs Miller, at his request, sang several fine old Scotch airs, among them Bonnie Doon." I can see him now, as he sat in the old high-backed rocking-chair, one leg thrown over the arm, leaning back in utter weariness, with his eyes closed, listening to the low, strong, and clear, yet plaintive notes, rendered as only the Scotch can sing their native melodies. I looked at his face, and it appeared tired and haggard. He seemed older by years than when I had seen him a few weeks previously. At the end of the song he turned to me and said, Well, Miss Nettie, do you think you have anything to say to me to-night ?" At first I thought he referred to a request I had made when he entered the room. Recollecting myself, however, I said, If I have not, there may be others who have." He nodded his head in a pleasant manner, saying, Suppose we see what they will have to tell us." Among the Spirit friends that have controlled me since my first development was one I have before mentioned-known as old Dr Bamford." He was quite a favourite with Mr Lincoln, This- spirit took possession of me at once. As I learned from those in the circle, the substance of his remarks was as follows: That a very precarious state of things existed at the front, where General Hooker had just taken command. The army was totally demoralized; regiments stacking their arms, refusing to obey orders or to do duty, threatening a general retreat, declaring their pur- pose to return to Washington. A vivid picture was drawn of the terrible state of affairs, greatly to the surprise of all present, save the chief to whom the words were addressed. Mr Lincoln quietly remarked You seem to under- stand the situation. Can you point out the remedy ?" Dr Bamford immediately replied, Yes; if you have the courage to use it ?" He smiled "they said," and answered, "Try me." The old Doctor then said to him, It is one of the simplest, and being so simple it may not appeal to you as being sufficient to cope with what threatens to prove a serious difficulty. The remedy lies in yourself. Go in person to the front, taking with you your wife and children leaving behind your official dignity and all manner of display. Resist the importunities of -officials to accompany you, and take only such attendants as may be absolutely necessary avoid the high grade officers, and seek the tents of the private soldiers. Inquire into their grievances, shew yourself to be what you are, 'The Father of your People.' Make them feel that you are interested in their sufferings, and that you are not unmindful of the many trials which beset them in their march through the dismal swamps, whereby both their courage and numbers have been depleted." He quietly remarked, If that will do any good, it is easily done." The Doctor instantly replied, It will do all that is required. It will unite the soldiers as one man. It will unite them to you in bands of steel. And now, if you would prevent a serious, if not fatal, disaster to your cause, let the news be promulgated at once, and disseminated throughout the camp of the Army of Potomac, Have it scattered broadcast that you are on the eve of visiting the front; that you are not talking of it, but that it is settled that you are going, and are now getting into readiness. This will stop in- subordination and hold the soldiers in check; being something to divert their minds, and they will wait to see what your coming portends." He at once said It shall be done." A long conversa- tion then followed between the Doctor and Mr Lincoln regarding the state of affairs, and the war generally. The old Doctor told him that he would be re-nominated and re-elected to the Presidency." They said that he sadly smiled when this was told him, saying, It is hardly an honour to be coveted, save one could find it his duty to accept it." After the circle was over Mr Laurie said, Mr Lincoln, is it possible that affairs are as bad as has been depicted ?" He said, They can hardly be exaggerated but I ask it as a favour of all present that we do not speak of these things. The Major there," pointing to an officer of that rank who was in their party, has just brought despatches from the front depicting the state of affairs pretty much as our old friend has shown it; and we were just having a Cabinet meeting regarding the matter, when something, I know not what, induced me to leave the room and come downstairs, when I found Mrs Lincoln in the act of coming here. I felt it might be of service for me to come I did not know wherefore." He dropped his head as he said this-leaning forward in his chair as if he were thinking aloud. Then looking up suddenly, he remarked, "Matters are pretty serious down there, and perhaps the simplest remedy is the best. I have often noticed in life that little things have sometimes greater weight than larger ones." The President's visit to the front" (as directed by the spirit, ford) and the ovation tendered him, showed the spontaneous uprising of a people to receive a. Dtyeu ruler. How he was literally borne on the shoulders of soldiers through the camp, and how everywhere- the boys in blue" rallied around im, all grievances being forgotten and res ore and his leaving a united and devoted army behind him when he returned to Washington-are matters of history too well-known to bea t/P g. In face of these incidents, what can be thought of a man like W. H. Howard who quotes a few words only from a letter, which words are explained in the next sentence—but intentionally left out to deceive the people ? All his other quotations are just as worthless and misleading. Thanking you in anticipation, I am, faithfully yours, E. J, TAYLOR, Barry Docks, July 1st, 1902. This correspondence must now cease.-ED.. B.,D. N.