Boer Laager Rushed. TWO GUNS CAPTURED. The War Office last night issued the fol- "J&wing from Lord Kitchener :— PRETORIA, Monday, 6.35 p.m. In Babingfcon's operations Colonel Sir H, Rawlinson's column rushed Smuts's laagpr, north-west of Klerks- dorp, at daylight. Six Boers were killed, 10 wounded, and 23 taken prisoners. A 12-pounder and one: pom pom (complete) two ammunition waggons with ammunition, and some horses and cattle were capturad. Our losses were three wounded. Plumer captured Field-Cornet Brie and 16 prisoners, 10 waggons, 18 rifles, and a few horses and cattle. In Orange River Colony, in Pilcher's operations, seven Boers were killed and one surrendered. A considerable amount of stock was driven in.
BtG MOVE EXPECTED. (Press Association Special Telegram.) CAPE TOWN, Monday. It is stated that the Boers of the various corn- fcsandoes in Orange River Colony have been »n «trlough until to-day, aiter which an important is expected. Scheepers, who is operating !ta the Aberdeen district, was nearly surprised at flollegat, a thick mist enabling him to escape jarith the loss of some rifles and waddles only. Salan has burnt some goods at Hodkendrew,
A COMING SWEEP. The Last Stage of the War. (" Standard Telegram.) PRETORIA, Monday. The war has now almost definitely reached the guerilla stage. No large commandoes with guns t-fe left to face our troops, but marauders, in tonal 1 parties, continue active everywhere. These It will take a considerable time to put down. Preparations, however, are going forward to *Weep the various tracks more completely than hitherto been possible. The war is, there- tore, entering on its last stage, which will prove f&ore or less contracted, according to the quan- tity of ammunition in the possession of the ^nemy. There appears to be little doubt that Qley intend to fight to a finish.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT AT CAPE TOWN. (Central News Telegram.) Cape Town, Monday.—The usual weekly official statement respecting the progress of the war "Sued to-day is for the most part a mere re- capitulation of facts already made known. The Condition of affairs in the Orange River Colony ^declared to be satisfactory, and in regard to P^Wet it is stated that the indications are that is continually changing his ground. The E>eopIe of Cape Colony are warned that there is jjjot the slightest ground for the impression that somewhat widespread that the lUili- 5*ty might seize the bank deposits in country Jistricts. In consequence of the impression re- to there have been of late wholesale wrth- **Wals of deposits from country branches.
GAOLS FILLED WITH DESERTERS. Boers Taken by Surprise. (Press Association Special Telegram.) PRETORIA, Saturday, wArrivals from Pietersbuxg inclnde Cooper and Reenan, ex-bnrghers, who were sentenced to *6ath by the Boers for high treason, but whose were commuted to imprisonment. They r*ade their escape from their guards while they being conveyed away to prevent them falling PJto the hands of the British, who were advanc- § °Q Piefcersburg. pThe undesirables who have been expelled from are arriving here. All agree that Boers are tired of the war, but that they are repelled to keep the field by their leaders. The jS0*8 have been filled for months past with recal- w&nt burghers, who have deserted their com ^does. British advance on Pietersburg was a tnPlete surprise, and interrupted the prepara- for another invasion of Cape Colony. Boers' flight became a complete rout, their going into the heart of the wood bush- ^re their headquarters are now established.
WELSH FUSILIERS EMBARK. • 'to'l:he transport Manhattan embarked at the jj^^l Albert Docks, London, on Monday after- four companies of Mounted Infantry from rlrJen ford camp, consisting of three officers and 125 of the Royal Scottish Fusiliers, three officers to -*21 men of "the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, officers and 117 men of the Western Com- |g*y and three officers and 121 men of the gg*puand Company and other details comprising jj officers and 40 men of the Royal ^jSinoers. The transport, which sailed on evening for South Africa, also conveyed ltft Amounts, and will call at Queens town for ^additional horses.
WELSH VOLUNTEERS RETURNING. steamship Formosa, which left for and on the 10th inst., has on board the ^owing on passage home Volunteer Com- y Royal Welsh Fusiliers: Captain F. M. ^~Qe, Lieut. W. H. Jones, and 80 men. Volnn- Company Shropshire Light Infantry B. Head and 93 men. The Formosa also Offi^a back the 4th Derby Regiment, namely, 13 an^ men. It is due at St. Vincent on 11 27 and Southampton May 7.
BOER PRISONERS IN CEYLON. (Central News Telegram.) COLOMBO, Monday. SqJ* 18 ssiEi-officially stated that the Boer pri- '»60ftS *n at Diyatalawala number of them genuine burghers of the *4dif^6 State and the Transvaal. In Q-'tion there are at Ragama, nine miles from 340 Uitlanders and 24 Nationalists, WifL1* ^as keen necessary to intern. There been no attempts to escape from Ragama P* A few men have escaped from Diyata- but all without exception have been re- "^e health of both camps is excel- b^i^ aild the discipline good, the Uitlanders g especially amenable to authority, All ^Prisoners are well fed and comfortably RS. and there are practically no complaints, la^cent outbreak of enteric fever at Diyata- .as been traced to tainted new arrivals. ^Rorons measures which were immediately the disease have been entirely gQ(^ssful. The general tone amongst the pri- 1^,? that of patient endurance. They are "Pan Ively hungering to return to their homes **to &»y condition that may be imposed, but tQe burghers still retain the delu- ISttoi kjjt* the struggle can be prolonged until °ut Bbee* weariness, agrees to the 0f tiie two Republics. These men ^Ver r0 ^ea t:iat the Transvaal and the Orange .Colony will in the future under the British t« *>. given equal privileges and opportunities 0 Cape Colony and Natal.
T*CTICAL LESSONS OF THE WAR. the Times" on Saturday Adalbert Sternberg, who was one of the foreigners to the Boer forces, contributes a valu- on the tactical lessons of the war. J*!tr ^e, he says, who has taken part in the °Uth Africa must admit that it has Us /aca to face with entirely new laws of science. The new weapons demand new wI(+ns and new rules of eombat. We who (.ia,^c^ed this war with straining eyes know 0ur modei'B European tactics are anti- pjty I^dantry, quite as much out of date to- ;Were the regulations of Frederick the w. "^e iS Napoleonic wars. '11 an7°S^portant tiling in the training of ja0Sf. Sofficors is to make them sjs independent ^iperi ^le RiaD'a superior officers for ng every exercise of the power of thinking j by grandmotherly regnla- clnies °f peace, is a cardinal mistake. » V(J it i the unit definitely at 100 men, and » ?-°tion space up to the extent of half j + Mile. If the ground afford good 18 possible for a commander to direct One must not forget that a !i teli j.°HSbt victory is a moral defeat. Deci- are fit only to be sent straight es3, indeed, they happen to be High- tbe writer says South Africa in, of sjU 0 a good example of the conduct of auditions have obtained there which s»8 ?.'o]o"<^C>CCUr again. But, nevertheleas, I 0J- tr°m the side of the Boers to watch the u^gligjj Modern tactics as employed by the mention, therefore, one thing—that v Jy)i]jj roPea-ns on the Boer side who had the 6-1+utactics, so to say, inbred in them of r shot or taken prisoners without ig tQ l rea' use whatever. The reason for o0 ^^d in what I have stated above. baf<i ^tense Englif.h fire of any of the a.,es' tiolenso and Magersfontein in- hgp s Of ^bad attempted to perform orderly fcir?1 a dr>r,\en ° stand upright, he would have in the first half hour. After such of' 0Xlv first care must be, at manoeuvres ill tliL ^eace> to pay attention to and reckon tJ;¡ erefore effect of modem wec.ponn. I ,a retnr SV the unalterable conviction ti.(¡ atl0JJ.s to line tactics, to the war of forti- 1 of ^,a tbing of necessity. By fortifica- mean field fortifications. Lord t^ef the ol'ii e day of his arrival, broke Tho has begun a kind of line ij.. l)etro»eis 110 doubt that since Lord Roberts c°nuiiancl. in South ,Africa the ^nft^sou 0,"tn Jvo U3e i" the fi'eld, and for"! th? °y«d tho' ?7~' these conaniandew have troops in a widely extended order. ^We *«• extraordmojy. I remember from a kopje naar Kyifyfontein a.t the great dark snake of the British line coil- ing round and round us and yet. that line was as thm as a thread. I would therefore make it clear that the most useful result of the South African campaign is the lesson that we should break with the close order system, should keep the reserves out of the zone of fire,and only attempt the offen- sive with great circumspection and careful turn- ing to account the ground and darkness. Battles are not to be won in a day they must be begun as Wellington began them, and ended as Lord Roberts ended them.
With the Welsh. LIFE AT NELSPKUIT. A Series of Alarms. Writing from Nelsprnit on March 5th, our special correspondent says Since the Welsh have been stationed at Nel- spruit the health of all ranks has been excellent, but I am sorry to relate that during the month of February some of the men have become vic- tims to Malaria fever. Hardly a day passes without three or four men being carried to hos- I pital. As soon as possible they are then con- veyed by train to Waterval Onder, where a station hospital has been established. So far only one death has occurred, viz.. Private Chandler (Curly). He was a married man with some children, but how many I cannot say. He belonged to Section D, and joined the battalion in April last at Springfield. Lieutenant Ferrar, late of our Mounted Infantry Company, Captains Westmacott and Morland (the popular adjutant) are also laid low, as well as Captain Goldschmidt. It is the wish of everyone in the regiment that all concerned with it may soon recover and be once more with theh: comrades. Captain Coke and Lieutenant Moore have left the regiment and joined Baden-Powell's Police. It has been a great honour to the regiment to know that from very different quarters the Mounted Infantry Company has performed won- ders all corps and even cavalry men have spoken in the highest terms of them. During the past three days we have had some very heavy ram it never stopped for more than an honr. The river Crocodile in consequence rose a good many feet, and the water dashed down at the rate of 15 miles an hour. At Nelspruit there are some falls, which are supposed to be one of the sights of South Africa. I had the pleasure of I seeing them during the rain, and a very magni- ficent sight it was to see the columns of water rushing madly against the stones or rocks, the spray rising to about 20 feet in the air. A draft of abont 70 men have joined the regiment. They are a very fine set of sturdily-built men, though I must state that the majority of them are old soldiers. It is no doubt that this stamp of men are loyal to the core, for after having already served a term with some branch of the service, and knowing full well the shortcomings of the service, they are ready at a moment's training to defend their Sovereign and country. With this draft a great many men rejoined the regiment, who had been sent down country owing to some illness, but who on recovery had been given vari- ous staff billets, or as Tommy Atkins would say, they were only loafing." It is quite evident that Kitchener had noticed these men and given orders to have them all sent to their regiments. About 9 a.m. on the 20th February the alarm was fired (three rapid shots in succession when every man is supposed to be at his assigned post as quickly as possible), but as everything was quite quiet for about an hour the troops were allowed to dis- perse. Again the alajrm went at 1.30 a.m. once again the troops turned out and retired as before, as nothing further was discovered. During the night the rain came down in torrents, and as I might be supposed it was intensely dark, so I could not learn the reason why the firing com- menced. Besides I was on outpost that night I but the next morning I learnt that some cattle I had been detrained at the station, and naturally enough, after being cooped up for some time, they rushed madly over the veldt, with the result that the Kaffirs could not get them into camp. So they quietly strolled into the barbed-wire entan- glements, and the tins rattling, of course the sentries fired, as they most naturally thought the enemy were trying to rush them. The fol Sowing morning four dead bullocks were discovered. This proves that the Welsh are marksmen, and also always on the alert. We were supposed to go to Komati Poort on the 23rd inst., and thus com- plete our visit to all stations of the Eastern Dis- trict, but the move has been cancelled. There is a rumour to the effect that the 21st Brigade is going to relieve the 13th Brigade, and that the latter will go to some port to recruit their health. I Early on the morning of the 3rd March ¡ rumours were current to the effect that a com- mando of Boers had been seen at the drift. Since then we have learnt that they are the Boksborg commando, which has gained the reputation of being composed of all the riff-raff of the world. It is reported that thsy have one 15 pounder and a pom-pom. Naturally enough wc are on the qui'vivo, for when the rains have stopped no I doubt the Boers will cross the drift, but whether it is their intention to attack Nelspruit remains to be seen. I am perfectly safe in saying that they will get a very hot reception, and will be I very sorry that they ever carae in contact with ¡' the Welsh. Not very far from the drift, and about lA miles from the camp, H Company occu- i pies two small kopjes, which are close to the railway and river. Every preparation has been made to hold these two hills against the enemy if they advance from tli3 west. Barb wire en- tanglements, trenches, and sangars have been made all round it, eq that the euemy will find it impossible to rush the post, as they have been lately doing down the line. It was an excellent j idea of the C.O. to occupy these two kopjes, for I they-both overlook the camp, and if the enemy had really any guns they would play havoc with the camp, ana another reason, if the kopje sees the enemy advancing, the camp is immediately maàe known of the fact by the signallers so they are ready to receive the enemy. In Nelspruit we have a detachment of the 4th Mountain Battery from Newport, with two of their guns, beddes one machino gun under the able command of Colour-Sergeant Carter. With the aid of these gans we ought to keep them away for a long time. It is earnestly to be hoped that they do mean to attack us th's time, for they have nearly always been near ue;, and always held an impregnable position. This time every- thing has changad. At Driefonteiu twelve months ago we showed what metal wa were made of, and in an entrenched- position we would give them socks (in Tommy Atkins' parlance). It has been stated in some of the English papers I that the Dslagoa Bay Railway has been closed, and all the station garrisons withdrawn. This statement is erroneous, for we have been at this station nearly four months. Though practically no good" trains run, tho mail and hospital car- riages either come up or go down every day fiom Waterval Onder to Komati and back. The ] fever is still raging, and a great many of our fellows are daily stricken down, although I am glad to state no further deaths have taken place.
SIR ALFRED MILNER. Anticipated Visit to London. In calling attention to an article in its columns dealing with the settlement of South Africa, especially in relation to the future de- velopment of the new Colonies in the agricul- tural sense, the Times intimates not ob- scurely that Sir Alfred Milner may shortly be seen in London on a holiday visit Before he begins to grapple with this new task it will be desirable that Sir Alfred Milner should recruit his energies by a brief holiday, after the pro- longed spell of anxious and sustained labour he will have undergone. The rest, unfortunately, can be but brief, for the supporters of the Im- perial policy in all parts of "the Empire feel that the execution of that policy can be entrusted to no other hands, in actual conditions, than to those of Sir Alfred Milner."
REMOVAL OF BODIES FROM A CHURCH, Dr. Tristram, Chancellor of the Diocese of London, held a special session of the Consistory Court in the Wellington Chapel of St. Paul's Cathedral on Monday to pronounce his decision as to the payment of costs attending the recent proceedings which came before him in connec- tion with the removal of certain human remains from the crypts of St. Mary-le-Strand. In this case a faculty was granted by the Chancellor allowing the removal of the bodies, but the I church authorities, who opposed the ^application, j raised a question as to the allotment of the costs of the faculty, the London County Council, in whose favour tne faculty was issued, contending j that the costs should be paid by the respondents out of the compensation allowance paid by the Connty Council. The Chancellor, however, decided that the cc,g!;s-£20 16s 8d—should be paid by the petitioners. j
THE LATE CAPTAIN J. II. LAURIE. j By the death of Captain J. H. La.urie, killed at Philippolis on April 12th, the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, which has suffered heavy losses among its officers during the COUISC of the present war, losas another popular and capable leader of men. Deceased was son of Lieut.-General J. W. Lauria, Conservative member for Pembroke Boroughs. I Captain Laurie joined the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, Sept. 2, 1885, and was made captain July 24, 1895. He was employed with the Colonial forces in Canada from Oct. 3, 1889, to Oct. 31, 1895, being prineipaily at the I School of Instruction at Ontario. With the late Colonel Gawne, of this regiment (who, like the deceased, met an untimely death shortly after reaching South Africa.), he was a member of the polo team which won Prince Henry of Prussia's cups on the China station in 1898 and 1899. He I was a first-rate shot, and he won the Sultan of Jahore e Cup for the shooting championship of the Straits Settlements in 1899, and in the same year had the top score in the Singapore team in the team competition on the China station. He was a.n intimate friond of the Sultan of Jahore. In many circles his demise will be greatly de plorsd. He left England on the 2nd of January last with a draft of mounted infantry for the 1st Battalion of the regiment.
mil n |MMnm I Sir John T. Brunner, Bart., M.P., has adopted I a. novel but eminently practical method of help- ing school children in their studios. He proposes I to provide spectacles for scholars who are I' affiicted with squint. The offer is made to all elementary School Board and Voluntary schools in the Northwkh Parliamentary Division. In- quiries have shown thai there are many such children, hut that a far greater munbev »uffar from weak or near sight, ,.iua Sir John is being asked if the latter arc to ba include.! iu his philanthropic proposal. |
Officers Praised. WELSHMEN RECOGNISED. The London Gazette of Tuesday evening contains a long despatch by Lord Roberts, dated London, April 2nd, in which his Lordship brings to the notice of the Secretary of State lor War the excellent work done during the campaign up to the 29th November, 1900, by the various departments of the Army,which have contributed departments of the Army,which have contributed so much to the success of the operations in the field. He further gives the names of some of those who have in their several capacities, whe- ther civil or military, most prominently distin- guished themselves.or whose services have come under my personal observation." Lord Roberts proposes in a later despatch to deal with others whose names have been brought forward by general officers under whopi they have served, and with all ranks of Militia, Imperial Yeo- manry, Volunteers, Indian, and Civil lists. He expresses the hope that the inevitable delay in publishing their names will not affect the date of the promotions or rewards that his Majesty's Government may be pleased to confer upon any of them." Lord Roberts's despatch is devoted to state- ments and appreciations of the work done on the lines of communication, disembarkations, trans- ports, Army Service Corps, Army telegraphs, military postal service, Royal Army Medical Corps (including the civil surgeons and the hos- pitals, &c., provided by public and private munificence), hospitals, nursing sisters, Army chaplains, Army Ordnance Department, the Army Pay Department, the Army Veterinary Department, the Remount Department, and the Signalling. SIR FORESTIER-WALKER'S WORK. Lord Roberts says the organisation and work- ing of the lines of communication, exclusive of Natal, were successfully accomplished by Lieu- teanaut-General Sir F. W. E. Forestier-Walker. The lines of railways to be guarded aggregated 2,017 miles in length, and up to the 24th October there had been despatched to the front over the military systems a total of 7,920 officers, 195,656 men, 148,948 animals, 411 guns, 3,012 vehicles, and 360,028 tons of stores and supplies. Sir Forestier-Walker had also to organise local de- fence for the whole of the- important places in Cf pa colony. Captain Sir E. Chichester, R.N., and his staff at the four forts had up to the 31 "t embarked 69,122 men and 3,884 animals, while 281,974 men and 179,577 animals were disem- barked during the same period of time. Lord Roberts estimates that in a similar period The Army Service Corps provided for an army operating from the Cape Colony north of the Orange River 45,000,000 rations for soldiers and natives, with an approxi- mate tonnage of 90,000, and 20,000,000 for animals, weighing 100,000 tons. The approxi- mate strength was 179,000 soldiers and natives re- quiring 358 tons of rations daily and 93,000 acimals, requiring 455 tons daily. Equally stupendous figures give some mdica,- r tion of the work done by the Ordnance Department. In addition to routine work, they spent a million sterling in local purchases in South Africa, and the following, says Lord Roberts, are a few of the stores that passed through their hands :— Six spare batteries of field artillery, two spare batteries horse artillery, 1,031,000 rounds of artillery ammunition of seven different calibres, 122,000,000 rounds rifle and machine gun ammunition, 50,000 tents and marquees, 865,000 blankets, 335,000 waterproof sheets, 40,000 sets of saddlery, 4,500 sets of transport haruo3s, 285,000 sets of picketing gear. 140,000 horse rugs, 2,000,000 pairs of horse and mule shoes, 718,514 khaki frocks, 825,902 pairs khaki trousers. 897,076 pairs of boots, 827,500 shirts, and 1,647,200 pairs of socks. of socks.
EULOGIUMS. The list of officers and men specially men- tioned is a very long one. It includes :— Lord Kitchener :—" Who has held a difficult position, and discharged its duties with con- spicuous ability." The late Prince Christian Victor:—" His ster- ling quaities as a soldier, his unfailing courtesy and .attention to lii3 dutieshad endeared him to all with whom he came in contact, and his early death is a real loss to the army." General Sir Redvers Buller :—" Who carried out the difficult operations terminating with the I relief of Ladysmith." Lieutemant-General Sir George White :— j Mainly responsible for saving the Colony of Natal from being overrun by the enemy." ¡ Lieutenant-G-enexal Lord Methuen :—" The manner in which he has kept his command at I a.ll times ready and complete for service, the rapidity of his movements, combined with his untiring energy and conspicuous courage, have largely contributed to the Qomparative quiet on the Western border of the Transvaal." Major-Genaral Tucker :—" A good fighting soldier. Major-General Sir A. Hunter :—" An officer possessed of great soldierly qualities and con- siderable experience in war." Major-Genaral Rundle :—" He and his troops have had a very trying time, and have acquitted themseives of their task in a most creditable manner." Major-General Kelly-Kenny :—" Who has invariably shown sound common sense and mili- tary instinct of a high order through many trying and anxious hours." Major-General French :—" Who has on every occasion rendered mo invaluable service. He never makes difficulties, and is a man of excep- tional nerve. His truly soldier-like qualities are only equalled by his sound judgment, his un- erring instinct, and his perfect loyalty. His services have been of incalculable value to the Empire as well as myself." Major-General Baden-Powell :—" Whose un- doubted organising powera will have ample scope for good and useful work in the responsible position of Inspector-General of Police." Colonel Ward Who was of immense value to Sir George White during the siege of Lady- smith, after served as director of supplies to the field army. His readiness and resource, his iro- perturbable good temper, his power of organisa- tion and thorough knowledge of his "duties deserve the thanks of all ranks in the Army. Colonel Ward is an officer who stands quite by I himself as a departmental oftiser of genius and character. Colonel Hector Macdonald (commanding the Highland Brigade) He has shown resolution and energy in carrying out the somewhat thank- less task which has fallen to the lot of bis com- mand of pacifying the Orange River Colony and protecting its communications." Colonel Plumer Has consistently done good work, not only as a soldier, but as an admini- strator c.t' a. high order." Colonel Pilcher '• Although a young officer, he is full of resource, capable of devising an excellent fcheme, and resolute enough to put it into execution." Captain H. de Lisle: He is one of the best of the many deserving junior officers which this war has brought into prominence. He possesses in a very marked degree the qualities of resolution, quicknees, and "during which are so necessary to the successful leading of mounted men." I Colonel Thorneycroft "Since coming under my immediate command he has gained my con- I fidence as a most gallant and capable leader." Colonel R. Clements "Since taking up with the 12th Brigade the work of General French at Colesberg has rendered good service both in the Orange River Colony 'and in the Western Trans- vaal A large number of Colonial officers and men are also specially mentioned. Lord Roberts says :—" This despatch would be incomplete I were I to omit to mention the benefit I have derived from the unfailing support and wise counsels of Sir Alfred Milner. 1 can only say here that I have felt it a high privilege to work in close communication with one whose courage never faltered, however grave the responsibilities might be which surrounded him, and who, notwithstanding the absorbing cares of his office, seemed alwa.ys able to find tiÎne for It helpful message or for the tactful solution of a difficult problem. My grateful thanks are also due to the Governor of Natal, Sir W. Hely Hutchinson, and Sir Godfrey Lagden."
TRIBUTES TO LOCAL OFFICERS. Included in the list of mentions are two officers connected with local. regiments, namely, Lieut.- Colonel the Hon. U. de Rupe Burke Roche, com- manding the South Wales Borderers, uud Lieut- ¡ Colonel Sir R. A. W. Colletton. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The latter gentleman f0:t111m:ly be- longed to the Lancashire Fusiliers, of which regiment he was, as major, second in c own and. He was given command of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers after tho O.C., Colonel Thorold, was killed in Natal. Lieut.-Colonel the Hon. U. de Rupe Bucke Roche, of the Borderers, is a brother of Lord Fenuoy. He was gazetted to the 24th in 1876, and was for some time instructor of musketry to the 1st Battalion. In June, .1881, he was awarded his captaincy, but it was then years before the | next step came. From 1890 to 1895 he was deputy i assistant adjutant-general in Bengal. Colonel Roche has had former experience in South Africa, for he served through the Zulu and Kaffir cam- paigns. When Colonel Clements,who commanded the Borderers, was selected for staff appointment on the outbreak of the present war Colonel Roche j —than major—succeeded to the command—a position in which, in the oyes of the Commander- j in-Chief, he has acquitted himself with signal ability.
THE WELSH HOSPITAL. Referring to the oatriotic efforts of the several committees and individuals who raised, equipped, and sent out complete hospitals, Lord Roberts says, None but those on the spot can realise how much the Irish Hospital, under Sir W. Thompson, the Yeomanry hospitals and bearer company, the Longman Hospital, tho Welsh Hospital, the Princess Christian Hospital, the Edinburgh Hospital, the Scottish National Hospital, the Van Alen Hospital, and the Portland Hospital contributed to the comfort and well being of the sick and wounded." Men- tion is also made of the invaluable assistance rendered to tho sick and wounded by private persons, members of the British Red Cross Socictv. Lieutenant-General Sir F. Forestier-Walkei-, who was 57 on Sunday, will leave Capo Town for England during the current week. His name has i not been much before the public, but he has done j exceedingly good work on the lines of commnni- cation in South Africa, and has displayed a pro- found acquaintance with details, and a striking recognition of the importance of those j miijor matters which a less able man j would have regarded as of no value, but r which nevertheless coT) tribute so materially r to the successful conduct of n. campaign. It is generally understood that General Forestier- Walker will not return to South Africa, but will be appointed to the Scottish command.
TRIBUTE TO WELSH OFFICERS. The London Gazette contains despatches from Lieutenant-General Lugard, High Commis- sioner for Northern Nigeria, and Sir J. Will- cocks, commandant of the West African frontier force, with reference to the expedition against the Munshi tribes. The following officers are specially mentioned :—Lieutenant-Colonel Lowry Cole, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Captain Can-oil, Norfolk Regiment Captain Cubitt, Royal Artillery; Captain Cockbum, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Captain McClintock, Seaforth High- landers Captain Eaton, East Kent Regiment. The following non-commissioned officers are also mentioned Colour-sergeant Daniel, 2nd Batta- lion West Africa Field Force; and Sergeant Desborough, 1st Battery Royal Artillery.
THE GOLD BARS MYSTERY. Found on the Vessel. Bremen, April 13th.—It is stated on good authority that the gold bars which were missing from the steamer Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, on arrival of the vessel at Cherbourg, were dis- covered this morning by a steward near the second cabin while the vessel was being cleaned. The finding of the gold bais on board tho Kaiser Wilhelm dear Grosse is officially confirmed. —Renter. Hamburg, Saturday.—The recovery of the three missing gold bars is confirmed from Bremen. A steward oa the Kaiser Wilhelm der (noose wag engaged in cleaning the second cabin, where he discovered the missing bars in a. corner of the passage entering into the cabin. There is no clue as to how the bars got there. It is re- ported that the Bremen police had information as to where the bars would be found.—Central News.
e ■* JU THE POPE INDIGNANT. Rome, Monday.—At a secret Consistory held this morning, at which new cardinals were appointed, the Pope delivered an allocution, in which he said that painful and dangerous events were becoming ever more serious, and were spreading from one part of Europe to another. Several States, separated by stretches of terri- tory, but united by an identical purpose, had declared open war against religion. A campaign had been directed against, the religious congrega- ti_ons with the object of slowly destroying them. Neither common lav/, equity, nor merit had availed to avert their destruction. It had been desired in this way to prevent the youth from being educated by thecongregations.a large num- ber of whose pupils had become illustrious men. His Holiness then went on to speak of his own sitl.1ation,which he described as most ignominious and irksome. Alluding to the Bill introduced by a Socialist Deputy on the divorce question, the Pope said that to the old offences levelled against the Church it was desired to add another by profaning the sa.nctity of Christian marriage and destroying the bases of domestic society. His Holiness deplored the present serious state of things, and said he foresaw a still graver situation in the future, and he therefore called upon society to have recourse to the light of God.—Reuter.
BOMBARDING A SULTAN'S HOUSE. Rome, Monday.—A despath of to-day's date from Aden announces the arrival there of the Italian Consul-Genera at Zanzibar from the Somaliland coast. He had been despatched on a special mission to take measures against the con- traband trade in arms in the Sultanate of Miguertina, which is under Italian protection. The Sultan himself, who was a. protege of the Italian authorities, was largely concerned in the trade, a.nd had assumed a hostile attitude. His residence wa3 bombarded, and his son was cap- tared. At the same time a large quantity of arms and ammunition was taken. The Sultan himself fled into the interior with a small follow- ing, and as he has no supplies his submission is expected.—Ranter.
A VANISHED BIG GUN, The New York newspapers claim for their country an up-to-date theft which quite eclipses the Gainsborough incident and the Kaiser Wil- I helm der Grosse gold bar story. On Monday week a 13in. 70-ton guo for the battleship Kearsarge was entrained at Washington for the Brooklyn Navy Yard. It did not arrive, and the Pennsyl- vania Railway officials now admit that they can find no trace of it.
PLAGUE AT CAPE TOWN. Port Elizabeth. Sunday.—Numbers of dead rats have been discovered in some stacks of mealies. Medical authorities have pronounced their death to be due to plague of a severe type. —Reuter. Cape Town, Monday.—There were five fresh casas of bubonic plague here to-day, three of tha patients being Europeans.—Reater.
'1" THE RIOTS IN RUSSIA. St. Petersburg, Monday.—Advices from Kharkoff state that the police recently arrestsd 21 more students for taking part in the riotous gathering at the railway station, to which they had gone in the hope of witnessing the departure of some of their comrades who had been ex- pelled on account of former disturbances.— Reuter.
FORMERLY OF PENTRE. Ex-Bank Manager in Trouble. At Leeds Police Court on Tuesday a middle- r-,<?;ed man, named William James Griffiths Thomas, formerly of Pentre, South Wales, and au ex-nianager of a branch of the Metropolitan Bank of England and Wales, and until recently a deputy manager at a common lodging-houso in Leeds, was charged on remand with having I stolen a portmanteau and a. hand-bag, the pro- perty of a waiter, named Joseph Allum, lodging at the house. The case for the prosecution was that on March 14th prosecutor went to his lodgings under the influence of drink. On the following morning he misled from his pocket a ticket for luggage he had left at the London I and North-Western Railway Station, and pri- I soner, it was alleged, ha,d had I tho bags transferred to another station. The case was remanded at the last hearing in order that prisoner might have an opportunity of further questioning prosecutor. xn answer to questions now put by prisoner, Allum stated that he had known prisoner about three months. Pri- soner had lent Mm money, which had not been paid back. In February Thomas had paid for a bed for him several times. At that time prose- cutor was" hard up, "having nothing to do, as all social engagements were postponed on account of the death of Queen Victoria. The Stipendiary Magistrate (Mr C. M. Atkinson) regretted that he was bound to send the case before a jury. It was putting the country to a good deal of un- necessary expense. Prisoner applied for bail, saying that he intended to engage counsel to act on his behalf at his trial.—Mr AtMneon You may have any sort of bail. I feel that you are in a difficult position. It is not a, question of amount. I will accept any respectable house- holder in the sum of £5.. Prisoner asked if he might be admitted to bail in his own recog- nizances.—Mr Atkinson It is very unusual to allow bail in such a small amount, and, having regard to your previous record, I do not feel dis- posed to allow you bail in your own recognizances. Prisoner was then formally committed to take his trial at the Assizes.
A RUSH FOR THE TRAIN. Damages Given at Ystrad. At Ystrad County Court on Tuesday (before Judge Gwilym Williams) Mrs Martha Cox, wife of Mr Wm. Cox, Glamorgan-terrace, Llyvynypia, claimed ,€20 damages for personal injuries from David Williams, Penygraig, and Velindva, Maudyssul. Mr W. P. Nicholas, Ponty- pridd, appeared for tho plaintiff, and Mr James Phillips, Pontypridd, -defended. The evidence showed that on the 17 th of January the complainano arrived at Llwyny- pia by a special train about 1.15 p.m., and as she Was walking up the approach the defendant, who believed that the train was the ordinary ti-ain, rushed for it and knocked her down, which re- sulted in her forearm being broken. The defen- dant denied that he had rushed down the incline or been negligent, and declared that he had not knocked plaintiff down. The latter called a num- her of witnesses, and his Honour awarded her £.1723 damages and costs. He remarked that the pract ice of rushing to catch trains regardless of consequences was too prevalent in the district, a,nd added that he was surprised that accidents of this kind were not more frequent.
AN ACTRESS'S VISIT TO SOUTH WALES I One of the defendants summoned at the Yatrad j Police Court on Monday for being drunk was Alice Abraham, who is stated to be an actress hailing from London. She did not appear, aud the evi- dence of P.O. Hall showed that last Tuesday night be found her in a helpless state of intoxi- cation near the railway station at Ystrad. He failed to Kct her name and address, and she was removed by the assistance of another constable to the police station. She was detained for the night, and the next morning she deposited 7s 6d with the police, and was liberated. It was elicited that she had come from London by an excursion train the previous day on a visit to a relative, v/ho resided in the Rhondda, and she returned to the Metropolis the morning she was f liberated. A fine of 5s was imposed, the Stipen- ¡ diary ordering that the other 28 6d should be re- turned. 11
The King has taken seriously to motor cars, despite the fact that he was almost rnn over by one the other day. He already possesses two Daimlere, and has now ordered a Serpolette. The accession of King Edward makes a change in the cockades which are worn by the servants of those who are in the Royal service. The black cockade of Hanover, worn by officers of I the Navy and Army and others who have a right ] to the distinction, mil now have to ba replaced by the parti-coloured cockade of Sa*ft-Coburff. |
THE MURDER OF A GERMAN I OFFICER. (Central News Telegram.) BERLIN, Tuesday Morning. The Lokalaazeiger this morning pub- lishes a special despatch from its correspondent at Peking, stating that the murderer of the German Captain Bartsch was arrested there yesterday. The murderer is a young Chinaman, named Ho-wan, who is described as having an evil-looking face and is of very insolent demea- nour. Ho-wan not only confesses to the murder, but boasts of it. He was proceeding along the street when Captain Bartsch, who was on horse- back. overtook him. He respectfully sainted the captain, but the latter dealt him a blow on the head as he passed. Ho-wan then drew a loaded revolver of a very antique pa.ttem; fired at Cap- tainBartsch, and ran away. The captain pur- i sued him for a few paces, but suddenly stopped his horse, dismounted, and sat down on a grave, apparently in great pain. Ho-wan caught the horse, which he subsequently handed over to another Chinaman, who was also arrested yester- day. The saddle and the revolver with which the crime was committed were buried together, When the foreign police began to show extraor- dinary diligence in the search for clues, so frightened was Ho-wan and the other Chinamen that they also turned Captain Bartsch's horse loose and it was the finding of the horse yes- terday which led to the discovery of the hiding place of the culprits. They, however, had taken night. Further energetic investigation led the searchers to a police post in a neighbouring dis- trict where, among a number of prisoners, were found the two Chinamen who had been arrested fcbe previous day for fighting, and who proved to be tne murderer and his accomplice. At noon yesterday they were handed over to the German Prefecture, and their trial is now proceeding.
'v THE KING AND QUEEN. The presence of the King and Queen in London again caused Marlborough House on Monday to be a centre of great public interest, and many people lingered in pall Mall to witness the arrival and departure of visitors. In the morn- ing they had the satisfaction of seeing Earl Roberts and the deputation of German officers from the Emperor William's Court, who came to submit field service uniform and equipment for the King's inspection, and in the afternoon there ware numerous callers to sign the visitors' book. In the evening the German officers were invited to dine at Marlborough House. The King and Queen intend to leave for Sandringham this week, but the day has not yet been fixed. They are likely to remain a fortnight or three weeks in Norfolk. ° A ROYAL ENGINE-DRIVER. Mr Thomas Tunstall, late locomotive foreman of the Great Western Railway, Newton Abbot, Devonshire, aged 77, now living in Cornwall, has received a gracious message from the King and a souvenir of the late Queen in the form of a pin with the letters V.R.I. surmounted by a crown set in diamonds and rubies. Mr Tunstall in 1859 piloted the engine from Plymouth to London in which the late Queen travelled, and drove the Royitl train over the Royal Albert Bridge when the Prince Consort opened it, and also drove his Majesty when a lad from Plymouth to Exeter.
THE LATE QUEEN. Singular Incident at the Funeral- It is now reported that there was an awkward bitch at the interment of the body of the late Queen at Frog-more (says the St. James's Gazette "). The contretemps was kept a profound secret by the Court officials and the few workmen who were cognisant of it, but in the neighbourhood of 'Windsor it has now leaked out that the late Queen's coffin was made too large for the granite sarcophagus in which it was intended to be placed. The mistake was discovered only on the night on which the remains arrived at Windsor Castle. The measurements then taken showed that the I coffin was six or eight inches higher than the receptacle in which the Prince Consort's remains rested, and where a space was provided for her I late Majesty's body. In this perplexing emergency it was decided, as a temporary expedient, to have slips of wood made, six inches deep, painted to represent granite, and placed on the upper edge of the wall8 of the casques. On these temporary supports the massive granite lid was laid. The placing oE the wooden extensions and the lowering of the lid on them were tried before the coffin, reached the mausoleum, and the arrange- ments were so well made and so carefully carried out that the Royal and other personages who stood round the sarcophagus at what wa.s sup- posed to be the final scene of the closing of the casquet were not aware of the hitch.
ALLEGED WIFE MURDER. ARREST OF THE HUSBAND. Mrs Sarah Lancaster, wife of a naval pensioner named George Lancaster, was murdered under shocking circumstances on Saturday night at the residence of her husband in North-street Passage, Sheerness, a thoroughfare a few yards distant from the siae entrance to the Mile Town Railway Station. Her husband, who is 71 years of age (16 years older than deceased), had been arrested for the crime. The woman had lived apart from him for some years, residing witeas sister in Unity-street, Sheerness, but had been I supported by Lancaster under a maintenance order made upon him by the Sheerness stipen- I diary magistrate. She was in the habit of going to her husband's house for the money. Apparently when she entered on Saturday night" about 9 o'clock she was immediately attacked, a,s a, cry of Murder was heard soon after the door was closed. A resident in North-street Passage who had seen Mrs Lancaster enter the house sent for the police, and Inspector Stone, on arriving on the scene, demanded admission, and on going inside ¡ found Lancaster standing behind the door and his wife lying under the table with horrible wounds in her face, which are believed to have beeninflict-ea with a chopper, which the police subsequently found, and which had evidently just been washed in another room of the house. The woman was quite dead. Lancaster, Who appeared to be under the influence of drink and excitement, was taken into custody by Inspector Stone and sent I to Sheemess Police Station, where he made some rambling statements concerning the crime. The woman was evidently struck down as she entered the door, as her umbrella. was found under her. Her body was removed to the town mortuary.
PLAGUE PRECAUTIONS IN LONDON. Having regard to the cases of plague which occurred on vessels a.rrived in British ports last summer, and in view of any recrudescence of the disease during the coming summer, the Local Government Board, the London County Council, and the Metropolitan Asylums Board have had under consideration the bast means for the imme- diate detection aud isolation of any cases which may occur. Instead of suspected cases being first removed to shelters provided by the London I Comity Council, there to await the completion of the diagnosis before being sent to hospital I accommodation provided by the Metropolitan Asylums Board, all suspected cases will be im- mediately isolated in wards set aside by the latter authority. The nature of the disease will then be determined by Dr. Klein.
.a&. THE GAINSBOROUGH. Sold for £ 25,000. I The" Onlooker" announces that the reco- vered Gainsborough has become the property of the well-known American, Mr Pierpont Morgan, I who acquired it the other day for the sum of £25.000. Though negotiations will not be finally concluded until the return of Sir Thomas Agnew, who at present is travelling in Turkey, the sale may be looked upon as practically effected. It if] satisfactory to learn that the portrait itself—the face, the hands, and even the hat—has passed through its strange adventures absolutely un- scathed, and that the picture ia to all intents i and purposes as perfect as it ever was. Mr Pier- pant- Morgan a few weeks ago gave an enormous sum for a well-known Turner.
ASSAULTING THE POLICE. I The presiding justices at the Cardiff Police Court on Monday (Alderman D. Jones, Mr J. I B. Ferrier, and Mr Alex. Duncan) adjudicated in two eases of assaults upon borough constables. James O'Neil (37), who was charged with having maltreated P.C. John Gale in Bute-street on Saturday night, said he remembered nothing of the affair. The officer, however, had not forgot- ten. He informed the Bench that he ordered j prisoner and some other men off the footway, They obeyed the order, but prisoner noon after s returned, put his arm around him, pulled bim down, and struck him in the face. Prisoner was fined 10s and costs, in default 14 days' imprison- j ment, the Chairman remarking that the justices had been lenient in their sentence owing to the fact that this was prisoner's first appearance. James Evans, a young msin in his early twen- ties, was chafed with having behaved disorderly in Wood-street and with having assaulted P.C j John Male on Saturday night. The officer said he endeavoured to persuade Evan3 to go away, but j without avail. Prisoner at length turned on bim j and struck him in the eye, which was badly blackened. Evans informed the Bench that he had no animosity against the officer and had no recol- j lection of having committed the assault. A fine of 10s and costs was imposed, in default 14 days' j imprisonment.
-Y.J .=. Captain W. H. May, of H.M.S. Excellent, who has been appointed Controller of tho Navy, has had a very varied experience. As far back as 1875 he was in the Arctic region with the Government expedition. In 1888 he was in the j Straits Settlements, and annexed Christmaa I Island, the small British possession in the I Indian Ocean. 320 miles away from the nearest f land. From 1895 to 1897 he was concerned more j in the fighting work of the Navy, and had some j exciting experience* aa Assistant-Director of Tor- j pefiofts. Captain May will be remembered by I many as the officer who commanded the naval J contingent in the Diamond Jabilee procession.
ORIENTAL SPLENDOUR. Kandy. Saturday.—-The general holiday con- tinues, and there is no diminution to-day of the scenes of bristling interest and whole-hearted rejoicing. The roadways teemed from early morning with natives of every caste from all parts of the island in the gaudiest attire, pre- senting ever-varying pictures of colour so dazzling that they would cause the eye to ache but for the delicious backgrounds of freah and luxuriant tropical foliage. The effect is height- ened by the marvellously beautiful decorations and the numerous triumphal arches, in the con- struction of which fruits and foliage play an im- portant part The roadsides are dotted with picturesque groups of men, girls, mothers, and babies squatting in the shade awaiting a glimpse of the Roval visitors. The chief public function to-day was the pre- sentation of the address from the Ceylon Planters' Association welcoming their Royal Hisrhnesses to the capital of the planting dis- tricts. The ceremony took place at noon in the large cool hall of the Governor's residence, where the Duke and Duchess received their guests, the former wearing a grey frock coat and the latter being dressed in white. Both appeared to be in excellent health and spirits, and expressed them- selves as delighted with last night's elephant parade. The address was read by Mr Rosling, tha chairman of the Planters' Association. The Duke replied in suitable terms. The Duke then held an investiture of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and conferred the Order upon the Hon. F. A. Cooper, Director of Public Works Mr Mills, Government Ageut for the Western province and Mr De Saram, District Judge 0.. Kandy. To-day the Duke received a singularly interest- ing giit-:1. cluster of king cocoanuts and a jak, a green melon-shaped fruit, both grown on trees planted by the King in 1875 at the old fort of Hongwella, about 100 miles from Kandy. It was at the same time reported to the Duke that the trees which he himself had planted 19 years ago, though not yet fruit-bearing, ware in a flourishing condition. During the forenoon the Duke and Duchess received several of the leading jewellers of Colombo, and made numerous purchases. This afternoon the Duke of Cornwall pre- sented new colours to the Ceylon Mounted Infantry. The ceremony took place in the grounds of the King's Pavilion. Companies of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and of the Planters' Rifle Corps also paraded. The Duke wore the white uniform of a rear-admiral, and wus accompanied by the Duchess, who was in:1 white dress with white ha.t trimmed with black. The troona having formed three sides of a square, the Duke said "A very pleasant duty has been deputed to me by the King. It is to present his Majesty's colour to the Ceylon Mounted Infantry, and to confer the African war medals on those who have taken part in the campaign. I confide to your keeping this colour, not only as a record of oast services, but as an emblem of patriotism, loyalty, and brotherhood, round which you may rally whenever occasion shall arise for you again to give your services for the defence of the interests of the Empire. I regret that, as hostilities still continue, many of your comrades cannot be present to-day. There are also some, alas, who can only be here in memory. We sympathise heartily with aJl who mourn dear ones, such as Lieutenant Thomas, one of three brothers belonging to an old and respected planter family, and others who have laid down their lives or sacrificed their health following the call of duty. I take this opportunity of acknow- ledging the valuable services rendered by the planters. They not only sent a large number of Volunteers to the front, but they formed among themselves a rifle club, which I am glad to see represented here to-day, for the protection of your own shores against a possible foe." The colour was then consecrated by the Bishop of Colombo, and handed by the Duke to Major Gordon Reaves, who received it kneeling. Medals were then presented by the Duke to 20 officers and men of the South African Volunteer contingent, the first to receive the decoration bsing Lieutenant Clements Smith, son of the late Colonial Secretary. During the ceremony, which was witnessed by a large gathering, among whom were many ladies, the sky was overcast, and there were rumblings of thunder, bat the threatened storm did not break. At the conclusion, their Royal Highnesses drove round the lake. Their appearance, which the public had anxiously awaited all day, evoked enthusiastic cheering from the immense crowd which gathered at every point. After the dinner, to which numerous representative officials and military a.nd naval officers were invited, a grand reception was held in the audience hall in honour of the Kandyan Chiefs. There wa.s a, large and brilliant attendance of chiefs attired in gorgeous costurocs, bedizened with gold embroidery, medals, and jewels. They were all barefoot, and were ranged in a double line in the middle of the building. At one end was a dais, at the other the Royal Arms. Behind the chiefs were the minor headmen, who were naked to the waist and barefoot, wearing only white comboys from the waist to the ankles, and red or white flat pan- cake-shaped hats. The scene was a striking one. A venerable chief with whom I had a conversa- tion showed me, his face beaming with pride, a great gold modal for services rendered by his grandfather in the Kandyan rebellion in 1818. An interesting innovation was the presentation to the Duchess, at their Royal Highnesses' ex- press desire, of two Kandyan ladies, though these invariably hold aloof from public appear- ance of every description. At 10.20 the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, escorted by mounted infantry, arrived from the King's pavi- lion and ascended the dais, which was flanked with great ivory tusks. The Duke was in evening dress, with numerous Orders, while the Duchess was in black, ornamented with bugles and wear- ing a diamond tiara and necklace. The corsage also was covered with brilliants. The chiefs, who were presented according to their districts, ad- vanced in groups and salaamed, the Duke shak- ing hands with a few of the most distinguished. With the presentation of the native ladies the ceremony terminated. Immediately afterwards the Duke and Duchess aud suite.togeiher with a privileged few, visited a Buddhist temple, passing through rows of yellow-robed priests to Dalada Haligaina, where they examined some bejewelled relics. In the evening the great fete which coincided with the Buddhist New Year was concluded by illumina- tion and fireworks, which were witnessed by myriads of happy natives, who were enthusiastic in their demonstrations of loyalty.—Press Asso- ciation. Kandy, Sunday.—This afternoon a private visit was paid to the famous Botanical Gardens, The four mile drive to the gardens was one of the most interesting incidents of the visit. The entire route, which was decorated with an Oriental hedge on both sides formed of small arches of split bamboo and cocoannt, was lined with expectant natives and swarms of children. Most of the latter were as nude as they were when they were born save for silver bangles and anklets. Outside the gates of the gardúD3 there ,vaÆ1 a huge crowd awaiting the Royal party, who arrived at 5 o'clock, accompanied by the Governor, the Chief Justice, the Government Agent, and the members of the suite. TheDukeof Cornwall planted a cannon ball tree within a few hundred yards of the tree planted by his Royal father, in 1875. Afterwards, while the Duke and Duchess took tea in the kiosk a herd of thirteen elephants was brought up at a trot, and knelt in turn before the Royal visitors, The animals then bathed in the swollen rust-red river opposite, the bank of which was lined with thousands of natives in red and white costumes. —Press Association.
SAD CASE AT MEHTHYR. Wounded Soldier's Children in Merthyr Wopkhouso. On Saturday the two children — Annie <6i and John (4) — of John Buckley, a soldier who was wounded in South Africa, were brought before the Merthyr Board of Guardians as inmates. The mother, it appeared, was dead, and the father was in the Army Hospital at Chatham—Mr David Evans That's being a soldier of the King.—He added that such neglect of soldiers and their families con3titut.cd a crime U1)on the nation." It appears the mother of the two little children, lived in Ireland when the news reached her of her husband being wounded. She thought it meant he was dead, and tho shock is believed to have caused her death. Afterwards the children were brought to the residence of a sister-in-law of the wounded man, No. 252. Lower High-street, Dowlais, and thenco to the Workhouse. I Dennis Murphy, Lower High-street, Dowlais, in &n interview on Saturday afternoon, stated that Mrs Buckley (his wife's' sister) had died suddenly in Cork. Murphy had himself been in I the Army nearly I7 years, and was with the Dublin Fusiliers upon the occasion of advancing to the relief of Ladysmith, under Buller. Buckley was in the Connaught Rangers, but by a strange coincidence Murphy chanced to see him lying on tho ground. Are you wounded, Jack ?" lie inquired of bis pros- trate brother-in-law. I am," was the reply For God's sake give me a drink of water," to which Murphy responded by giving him all the water he had, with the result that he was with- out drink himself for three days afterwards Murphy returned home in December, invalided by rheumatism and bullet wounds in the chest and stomach, and has so far been unable to follow his old occupation as a steel worker since his return. Buckley, he says, has three children, but the eldest, a girl, has. through the kindly in- terest of Miss Dowil, received admission to St. Margaret's Home, Southampton. The Govern- ment contributes monthly payments at the rate of 4d each per day towards the maintenance of the children. The papers he has handed to the relieving officer, and he supposes Mr Wil- liams, on behalf of the guardians, will be able to get the money in future. He showed a Boer's hat, which he had taken at Fourteen Streams, and mentioned that he took part in the fighting during three days and Dights. Buckley knew his wife wan dead, and also that the two children would go to the Workhouse.
THIRTEEN DAYS ADRIFT. A story of suffering is told by the five sur- vivors of the French barque Psyche, two of them New Zealandera, who have been landed a.t Antwerp by the British sailing ship Largiemore. After experiencing fearful weather the vessel foundered 200 miles off the Cape of Good Hope, the crew getting off in two boats, the captain and 12 men in one and the rescued men in the other. The boats lost sight of each other after the first night, and for 13 daya the five met) were at tho mercy of t'ae waves, and experienced terrible sufferings from the lack of food and drink. Nothing has been heard of the other boat, and it is feared that its .13 occupants are drowned.
GLAMORGANSHIRE. The, Glamorgan Quarter Sessions were resumed on Saturday at Cardiff the hearing of the-ap- peals from the county magistrates before b1s Honour Judge GWllym Williams (chairman), Mr O. H. Jones, and Mr H. Lloyd. The Aberdare Case. The Court was occupied for the greater part of the morning in hearing the appeal, not concluded on tho previous evening, of Evan Hughes, of Trecynon, Aberdare, against an affiliation order made at the instance of Mary Davies, single woman, of the same place. Mr Sankey was for the appellant, and Mr Rhys Williams for the respondent. Evidence was called for the ■ appellant with a view of showing that on the material date mentioned in the case he was under the supervision of members of his family, he be- ing at that time of weak intellect. Therefore it was contended he could not have been guilty of the acts of intimacy alleged against him. Ulti- J taately the appeal was dismissed with costs. j A Cwmavon Butcher's Appeal. Edwin Clarke, butcher, of Cwmavon, near Aberavon, appealed against a conviction of the Aberavon magistrates for having had for sale for the consumption of man part of a swine which was unfit for human food. The proceedings were taken at the instance of the sanitary authority of the Margam Urban District Council. Mr 8. T. Evans, K.C., M.P., and Mr Rhys Williams (instructed by Messrs R. P. Morgan and David) appeared for the appellant, and Mr Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P. (instructed by MrD. E..Jones),for the respondents, the District Council. Mr Abel Thomas, took a preliminary objection on the I ground that the notice of appeal had not been I served on the informants, the Council, but only on their servant, the inspector of nuisances, who had no specific authority to accept service. Aiter legal argument the Court overruled the objection, but agreed to state a case, should Mr Thomas require them to do so after considera- tion. The respondents opened the case, and according to Mr Abel Thomas said that Clarke I was a butcher at Cwmavon, and Morgan Jenkins, of Bryngurnos Farm, Port Talbot, was a farmer with whom Clarke had had many transactions. At the end of November of last year Mr Jenkins was selling some sheep to Mr Clarke, and the latter said he had a fat pig for sale. The parties did not agree upon the price at that time, but on or about the 13th December it was agreed that I Jenkins should give 98 a score for the pig, which was to be killed by Clarke. Jenkins wanted the pig to be killed after Christmas, but I Mr Clarke said it must be killed by Monday, 17th December, or he would sell it to somebody else. The pig was killed on that day, and weighed 22 score. On Tuesday, 18th, Mr Jen- kins saw the pig in the slaughter house, and on the following day he and his man Rees want to fetch it. In order to weigh it it had to be cut in some few pieces. Jenkins and Rees smelt a strong smell in the slaughter house at that time, but noticed nothing the matter with the pig. When it had been conveyed to the farm it began to smell most horribly, and when cut into pieces it was practically black. Jenkins went and saw Clarke, who was going to Neath, and told him what was the matter. Clarke said he wouJd call in the evening, but did not do so- The next morning Jenkins again called on Clarke, who told him to salt the pig, and refused to take it back. Jenkins communicated with Mr Bishop, the inspector of nuisances of the Margam Council, who found the pig stinking and utterly unfit for use. This would be the fourth day after it was killed. Dr. Davies, the medical officer, also saw it, and found it getting black and putrid, and the following day Mr Hart, a veterinary surgeon, inspected it. The inspector seized the carcase, and proceedings were taken against Mr Clarke for preparing for sale, and did sell, for the consumption of man, part of a swine which was unfit for human food, and he was fined £5 and costs. Against this conviction he now appealed. Mr S. T. Evans cross-examined Jenkins with a view of showing that he ought to have fetched the pig before, :hai the weather was close, and that he left it exposed for half an hour in the cart without any covering from the rain. The inspector of nuisances having been called, Mr EvanseJicited that neither Mr Clarke's shop nor the slaughterhouse were in his district; they were within the jurisdiction of the Neath Sanitary Authority. Mr Evans submitted that the pro- ceedings must be taken by the local authority of the district in which the alleged offence was com- mitted. Mr Thomas replied that the pig was sold for the purpose of being consumed in the Ma.rgam district, and therefore the proceedings were right. Otherwise a man might move a diseased animal from one district to across the border of another, and thus evade the law. The Margam Authority was the only one that could have taken action. The Court upheld the ob- jection. and allowed the appeal with costs. Mr Abel Thomas said the point was a very impor- tant one, and the Chairman said the Court would grant a case for the High Court. A Pontypridd Licensing Appeal. George Griffiths, landlord of the Globe Inn, Pontypridd, appealed against a conviction of the Pontypridd magistrates for permitting drunken- ness, the proceedings being1 instituted by Supt. Cole. Mr Arthur Lewis a.ud Mr Rhys Williams (instructed by Mr James Phillips) appeared for the appellant, and Mr Denman Benson (in- structed by Mr W. R. Davies) was for the re- spondents. The case for the police, as opened by Mr Benson, was to the effect that on 2nd March Sergeant Salter and P.C. Evans went to the. appellant's house, and found in the bar a man named Richard Morgan, who they alleged was drunk. He was drinking out of a half-pint measure. When outside the house Morgan I staggered, and was subsequently arrested. At I the instance of the landlord Dr. Jenkins, an hour afterwards, examined Morgan in the cells and charge-room, but although—according to the testimony of four policemen—he reeled against the wall and counter, the doctor gave evidence at the Police Court that the man was not drunk. After the medical examination the appellant, who was present, said He's worse now than when he was in the house," but this the police said was not true. Mr Arthur Lewis, for the appellant, said the Court must be satisfied that there W35 a sale of drink to Morgan, and further that Morgan was drunk at the time. Evidence was given for the appellant to show that Morgan was sober, iu- cluding that of the doctor, who said that the ma.n answered questions coherently and rationally. Cross-examined by Mr Denman Benson, Dr. Jenkins said Morgan smelt strongly of beer. Morgan said at the police station he did not know what he was charged with.—Mr Benson: Did you not think that rather odd, considering he had just been charged with being drunk ?— Witness Yes. In his evidence the appellant denied that Mor- gan was served with any beer. Morgan admitted that he "had had some bacr." but was not drunk. He was suffering from "rheumatics." He had no drink at the appellant's house, bat had five or six half pints at the Cross Inn.—Mr Benson Is beer good for rheumatics ?—(Laugh- ter.)—Witness No, I don't think it is.—Mr Benson You find it gives no relief ? (Renewed laughter.)—Witness No.—Mr Benson Were your rheumatics rather worse after five or six half pints at the Cross Inn ?—.Witness Yes, sir. (Laughter.) The court dismissed the appeal with costs. Another Licensing Case Thomas Hull, landlord of the Lamb and Flag Public-house,Pontypridd, appealed against a con- viction, at the suit of Superintendent Cole, for supplying beer to drunken persons. Mr Arthur Lewis and Mr Rhys Williams appeared for the appellant, and Mr Denman Benson was for the respondent. It was alleged by the police that the appellant sold beer to two drunken men named Jones and Kelly, and the local magistrates in- flicted a fine of £5 and costs. The appellant alleged that the conviction was against the weight of evidence, that Jones was not supplied with beer, and that Kelly was not drunk. The court held that there was no evidence to prove that Jones was supplied with drink. As regards Kelly, on behalf of appellant evidence was called in order to show that he was not drunk. After hearing several witnesses the Court allowed the appeal. The Court then adjourned till Monday.
CARDIFF, The Easter Quarter Sessions for the county borough of Cardiff were resumed at the Town Hall on Saturday, the learned Recorder (Mr B. Francis Williams, K.C.) taking his seat at 10.30. The Bank Notes Case. Overnight the case in which Benjamin Sully (45) and Dora. Brodie (45) were indicted on a charge of uaving stolen eight £5 Bank of England notes, the 0 property of a aonkeyman, John Can- nington, 01 Middlesbrough, who was paid off at Cardiff on April 1st, was left part heard. Mr A. Parsons appeared for the prosecution, and Sully and Brodie were respectively defended by Mr Ivor Bowen and Mr Douglas Lewis. Cannington went to lodge at Christina-street, where the prisoners lived, and while there he missed eight £5 notes, which he charged Sully and Brodie with having stolen. The former pleaded guilty to having taken two,but the woman protested her in- nocence. Only two of the eight missing notes have been recovered, and these two, it was proved, the Pr?sonor Sully cashed a.t public-houses. The jury, after a. short retirement, found both prisoners guilty, but strongly recommended Brodie to mercy on the ground that she had been led mto the theft by Sully. The male prisoner I was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, ana the woman Brodie, at whose house Sully lodged, was sentenced to three months' impn- sonment. I Story of a Gold Chain. Ellen Taswell (42) and Ellen Burt (42) were in dieted on a charge of having stolen a gold chMn. and coin, of the value of £Ô, the property of Joseph Price, of Bute-street, on March 11th. Mr Hay Morgan appeared for the prosecution, and Mr St. John Francis Williams (instructed by Mr Harold M. Lloyd) defended the woman Burt. The case WM a. somewhat extraordinary one. The prosecutor alleged that on the night of Sunday, March 10th, he was being driven in a cab which pulled un in Adam-street. He took a sovereign out of his pocket to pay the fare, and the cabman proceeded to get change. Mean- while a crowd collected, and a woman rushed out and knocked up against him. He fell down dazed, and subsequently discovered that his chain and coin attached were* missing. In answer to the prisoner Taswell, prosecutor emphatically denied that he was with her in the cab and gave her the chain. Tho cabman swore that prose- I cutor was the sole occupant, of the ca.b through- ont the journey. Taswoll asked the cabman how he accounted for a crowd collecting iu Adam- street. Amid laughter tue cabman replied: "There's always a crowd I hero, day or night, whenever a cab drive's up. They come round to see wha.t I you've got." Detective Harris stated that when he arrested Taswell she admitted having re- ceived the articles, but declared that they were I given her. She also said that she had handed the chain to Burt to keep for safety. The jury found both prisoners guilty. The learned Recorder, addressing Taswell, said she had set up a vm-y wicked defence. He entirely agreed with the verdict of the jury, and did not believe that there was the smallest ground in the world to say that Mr Price had anything at all to do witn her or had ever spoken to her. He sentenced her to six months' imprisonment. Burt, who had a very bad record, was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. Bankruptcy Case. A case exciting a great deal of interest was that in which Daniel Morgan Meredith (40), clerk, was indicted on a charge that, having been ad- judged a bankrupt, he unlawfully made a materia,! omission relating to his position in his statement of affairs filed on or about August 17th, 1900, namely, failing to dis- close a stun of JE200 given by him to his wife, Elizabeth Meredith, ana two sums of JE100 each deposited by him at the National Provincial Bank, Limited, in the names of his two sons, Daniel Morgan Meredith, junior, and Thomas William Meredith, on August 17th. There were several other counts in the indictment arising out of the same circumstances. Mr Marley Sa.mpson (instructed by Messrs Lewis Morgan and Box) prosecuted on behalf of the Treasury, and Mr St. John Francis Williams (instructed by Mr W. L. Yorath) defended. Mr Douglas Lewis (instructed by Mr Harold M. Lloyd) held a watching brief. In opening the case Mr Marley Sampson dealt with the points of law involved, and read the sec- tions of the Debtors Act under which the pro- ceedings were taken. There wore, said learned counsel, four charges embodied against defendant in the indictment, namely :—Not discovering part of his property to the trustee, making material omissions in statements relating to his affairs, endeavouring to account for part of his property by fictitious losses, and making a fraudulent gift of part of bis property with in- tent to defraud his creditors. Defendant lived at 21, Jamas-street, Cardiff, and had carried on the calling of betting. The Learned Recorder What is his ordinary business ? Mr St. John Francis Williams A tobac- conist. Counsel explained that towards the close of the year 1899 a writ was issued against defendant for £3336s 3d by Mr Thomas Daniel John and Mr Henry Morgan Rees, and on March 31st, 1900, judgment was obtained by plaintiffs in the action. ¡ On April 9th a bankruptcy notice was issued by plaintiffs in the action, with which defendant failed to comply, and on July 24th a bankruptcy petition was presented against him by Mr John and Mr Rees. On August 9th a receiving order was made, and two days later defendant was ad- judged bankrupt, a summarv administration or- der being made by which the Official Receiver became trustee of the estate. Counsel then dealt at length with the financial position of the de- fendant when the writ was issued, and explained defendant's transactions with the National Pro- vincial Bank relative to the alleged transference of;E200 to the credit of his wife and JE100 each to his two sons, which they would not be allowed to touch until they had attained their 21st birth- day, and it was in respect of these sums that the Treasury sought to establish the charges em- bodied in the indictment. Evidence was called relative to the issue of the writ, defendant's transactions at the bank, and the dates of the various stages in the bank- ruptcy proceedings. A clerk in the employ of the Official Receiver proved prisoner's signature to the statement after the preliminary examination, and Mr Orr gave evidence relative to the sub- mission by defendant of particulars of his cash account and his amended cash accounts. Mr George David, official receiver, said he conducted defendant's preliminary examination personally on August 9th. 1900, and in reply to the set questions provided by the Board of Trade de- fendant said he had no money under his control on the day of the receiving order, and no assets beyond a watch and chain only worth a few shil- lings. Defendant declared that he held no money in trust, and had not been a party to any settlement of property within the last ten years. Defendant attributed his banliruptcy to losses in betting and on boxing shows, and in his state- ment put down £870 as losses in these connec- tions, but defendant made no entry of JE200 paid to his wife on November 21st, 1899, or of £.100 each to his two sons. In answer to Mr St. John Francis Williams, the Official Receiver said the bankruptcy peti- tion was entirely in respect of the judgment ob- tained by Mr John and Mr Rees. The JE200 de. Eosited by defendant to the credit ol' his two sons ad been recovered by the creditors. Mr Albert E. Parker, who took the shorthand notes of defendant's examination before the Re- gistrar. gave evidence as to the answers made by defendant to the Registrar and the Official Receiver. This closed the case for the prosecution, and counsel for defendant called no evidence. Mr Sampson, in his address to the jury, held that the case had been proved, pointing out that in the preliminary examination defendant said not a word about the JE200 given to his wife and the JE100 to each of his two sons, bo as to keep the money from his creditors. Tha Learned Recorder Not in fact. I Mr Sampson concurred, bat submitted that that was the intention. For the defence Mr St. John Francis- Williams made a powerful address." Hodid noideny theomia- sions in the statement of affairs, but urged that they were made under such circumstances as could not possibly convince the jury that they were made with any fraudulent intent. Learned I counsel urged that it was not at all surprising that an uneducated man like defendant, when preparing his statement of affairs, did not know that the gifts in question should have been included under the heading, "Losses and ex- penses." It was emphasised by the prosecu- tion that it was not until the public examination that defendant disclosed the gifts of £4-.Q. Coun- sel accepted that statement of the position un- reservedly. The fact was that it was not until then, when defendant had the advantage of advice from the Court that he knew the.amounts in question should have been disclosed, and when he knew they should have been disclosed he fur- nished the Court with the particulars. Counsel put it strongly to the jury that in the omissions charged against defendant Meredith had abso lutely no fraudulent intent. The jury found prisoner guilty, and the learned Recorder, in pasying sentence, expressed the opinion that defendant did not intend to pnt the money by for himself. Defendant appeared to have thought he had been badly treated by the people who had sold the reversion for him, and he had acted apparently more from obsti- nacy than fraud. Having regard to this the Recorder sentenced defendant to six weeks imprisonment in the second division, which imprisonment in the second division, which would not carry hard labour. Incorrigible Rogue. I John William Jones (40), sweep, came op as ;• an incorrigible rogue for sentence. He was I found guilty by the stipendiary magistrate (Mr T. W. Lewis) of unlawfully wandering I abroad in Wyndham-etreet in the early part of the year. He became an "incorrigible rogue" through a series of convictions as an idle and disorderly" person. The stipendiary magistrate therefore sent him to the Sessions for sentence. Mr Raymund Allen appeared for the prosecution. Inspector Durston said prisoner had been con- victed twelve times for begging. Jones had a de- formed limb. and went cbout exhibiting it and frightening people. Ho wa.s a nuisance in the town. The Recorder sentenced prisoner to six months' imprisonment. A Rogue and Vagabond. Jeremiah Savage (20), labourer, came up for sentence as a "rogue and a vagabond." Mr Anton Bertram appeared for the prosecution. Prisoner had lived in part on the earnings of pro- stitution. Inspector Durston said the lad was brought up surrounded by crime and criminals, and had had little chance. Prisoner was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. This concluded the business of tho Sessions.
-.or A BELATED VALUATION. At the meeting of the Merthyr Board of Guardians on Saturday Mr D. Evans asked for information as to the present position of the coal valuation which Messrs Eve and Son had been entrusted to prepare. The time had been con- siderably extended, and new rates were being made and the old board passing away without the valuation being received. Did the clerk know when the return would be ready ? It was becom- ing serious, and he feared the position of the collieries would become similar to that of the iron and steel works. The Clerk stated that he had already pressed Messrs Eve and Son on the subject, and he had received from them a reply which he would lay before the next meeting of the Assessment Committee. No doubt Messrs Eva and Son had placed the Assessment Com- mittee in a very awkward and unfair position. They had undertaken to produce their report in January, and they had not done so.—The Chair- I man I quite agree with Mr Evnas. It is a. very' important matter.
LORD TREDEGAR. The Daily Chronicle says :—Lord Tre- degar who is developing into a humourist with advancing age, opened a local bazaar j on Saturday, and remarked that he based 1 his sole claim to be immortalised on the frequency j of his performance of that ceremony. Among such ecclesiastical worthies as Gundnlph, the Weeper," Wytehani, the Builder," and "Mon- j such ecclesiastical worthies as Gundnlph, the Weeper," Wytehani, the Builder," and "Mon- j tague, the Planter," future historians would chronicle Tredegar, the Bazaar Opener." With characteristic modesty the old soldier for- I got to mention that he long since won immor- tality at Balaclava with the gallant eix hun- dred," of whom he is one of the few genuine sur- vivors. The charger on which he rode as the Hon.Godfrey Morgan lived to a remarkable age as a cherished pensioner, and was buried not many years ago with military honours in Trede- gar Park. It had lost an ear by a sabre cut, but brought its young master out of the vallc v of death unscathed.
h WELSHMAN'S TERRIBLE CRIME. A shocking murder was committed at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning at Rosebery-avenue, Melton Mowbray. the victim being a laondre^ named ¡' Emma Bexon (33). widow, who was shot dead in bed by Charles Philip Williams, a groom, until recently employed by Lady Ilartopp. Williams. I who is 32, and a native of Hay, Breconahire, afterwards shot himself through the eye, but re- j mains conscious. The parties had lived together | about five years, and it is supposed Williams was j actuated by jealousT.
APPLICATION FOR LICENCES. Provision of Temperance Bars. On Tuesday afternoon application was mado tJI the Cardiff justices for licence., for the sale oi intoxicants in the Rcyal Show yard. Mr f.Jewitt Morgan, on behalf of the applicants, said they were a syndicate from Cambridge represented by Mr Wood. This syndicate had catered for" the Roval for years past. In reply to the justices •(Mr T. W. Levis, the stipendiary magistrate. and Mr T. B. Stephens^ Mr Morgan explainea tha,t though the show is to be opened to the public on June 26th, and to be closed on July 1st. the applicants sought a, licence from June 19th, so th&t catering might be done for the troops of workmen engaged in connection with the imple- ments and stock. There would be 12 bar?;, all within the limits of the show, and the bars would open and close a.t specified hours. The general Eublic would have no right of access until the ars were opened. Such an application had been granted in all towns visited by the Royal Show. Provision would be made for food, a.nd a. special grill-room wa.s to be constructed attached to a large pavilion. Temperance bars would also be provided. The premises for which the licence was now sought would not be tents or marquees, but wooden structures, for the erection of which the contract had been let to Whiteley's for £1,050. The caterers would employ no fewer than 600 hounds. It was further stated by Mr Morgan that, so fa.r as ordinary visitors to the ehow were con- cerned, the bars for their convenience would be closod at 8 o'clock. For the other and non- public bars, those for exhibitors and workmen, the application WM for permission to open them between the hours of 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. The Stipendiary This one ayndicate will have the exclusive monopoly ? Mr Morgan Not quite tha.t; there is one other. The contract is to allow the present applicant and the Bodega. to have the complete monopoly. The Stipendiary At the Royal Show ?. Mr Morgan Yes, for years past, in all the towns visited. And there is this inducement in favour of a stranger coming to the town that everything sold at the show will be purchased in this town. The Stipendiary What do the police say ? Chief-inspector Durston Nothing has been submitted to the head constable. Mr Lewis Morgan A reference has been sent from the chief constable at Cambridge. I in- tended to see the head constable, but 1 had DØ time this morning. The application was granted. Canvassing the District. A sparsely-attended meeting was held in the Town Hall, Bridgend, on Saturday to consider what measures should be adopted for raising local subscriptions towards the meeting at Cardiff in June of the Royal Agricultural Show Society. A deputation from Cardiff, consisting of Coun- cillor S. Brain. Mr D. T. Alexander, and Mr J. L. Wheatley (town clerk), attended. Mr Brain said it was the intention to make the show a suc- cess and to emphasise the fact that this district wae purely and simply a.n agricultural one. They had very large agricultural interests, and the show would certainly confer a material benefit on the district. The number of men employed in agricultural labour far exceeded any other indus- try. and the show was held in the best interests of agriculture. The eite pleased the officials, and Cardiff woald have a show Becond to none held in the Kingdom. They wanted to give » laige sum in prizes, especially local awards. Mr Alexander explained that local meeting* were being held to dispel an erroneous impres- sion in the outlying districts that the show wae a Cardiff show to all intents and purposes. The district embraced in the present visit of the show the counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wor- cestershire, and the whole of South Wales. They intended to give nearly £1,000 in local prizes, in addition to the ordinary prizes of the society. By local prizes he meant prizes for which local people conld compete. They would require some- thing like JE6,000 to hold the show. There had already been subscribed^between £3,500and£4.000, so that there yet remained £2,000 to be contric buted. There could be no doubt of the extra £2,(XX) required being obtained. He wished emphasise the fact that no more country ahowff would be held except one. as the society had bought a. permanent site near London. He wished the show at Cardiff to be a memorable one. It was decided to form a local committee and open a- subscription list in the Press. Subscrip- tions were promised by those present. The Judges. A long list has been issued of the judges few tho forthcoming Roval Show at Cardiff. Among other pony classes Welsh mountain ponies will ba judged by Mr James Duncan, Inverness, and Sir John Hill, Church Stretton. For Welsh cattle the appointed judges are Mr T. H. Vaughan, Syehtyn, Llanerfyl, Welshpool, and Mr O. Lloyd Davies, Cefngraig, NaDtgaredig. Carmar- thenshire whilst for Welsh mountain and Radnor sheep the judges are Mr David Davies, Velindre, Lampeter, and Mr William Owen, Faeno) Fawr, Rnoddlan. North Wale3.
TERRIBLE VOYAGE OF A CARDIFF STEAMER. CAPTAIN AND COOK INJURE0. The Steward Killed Particulars have been received from one of tløi crew of the Cardiff steamer Huddersfield, whicfc was obliged to put into Fayal for repa.irs aftes* passing through most terrific weather while making the homeward passage from Norfolk, Virginia, to Havre. The writer gives a graphic description of the terrible Atlantic weather which: was experienced the Huddersfield having sustained so muck damage abont the decks that she will be detained some weeks effecting repairs. Ten dayt, after being out foul weather was enconniered. < gale first coming away from the north west. At midnight the storm was raging so furiously tha.t the seas are described as being fully 30 feet high. Enormous quantities of water broke aboard, having most appalling results, smashing; the bridge and also wrecking the deckhouse. Ventilators and lifeboats wore swept overboard." The mountainous seas continued to break oval the Huddersfield with great fury, inflicting morlf: damage, breaking in the engine-room skylightç, the engine-room and stokehold being flooded. Thf captain and cook narrowly esca.ped death. The1; were in the deckhouse along with the steward: when it was wrecked. The master was carried! by the force of the sea through an aperture in* the bridge, and thus saved himself, though ha' sustained such injuries that he wae confined to' his bunk for some time afterwards. The steward, a German subject, was found to be missing. The. cook had a miraculous escape. He was cut and; bruised, and was for low: hours buried be-' neath the wreckage. Every particle of food was washed away or partially destroyed. Within a. period of two days the gale gradually went down. While searching for food in the wrecked cabin the body of the steward was found. The crew were reauced to such a sorry plight owing to th& provisions having been lost that on one occasion the men had for supper one potato each.
CHURNING IN CARNARVONSHIRE The Utility of Dogs. ALLEGED CRUELTY. The Carnarvon magistrates on Saturday heard an unusual case of alleged cruelty to a dog, f&rmer being charged with ill-treating a dog by using it for churning. The animal, it was ex,. plained, was placed to walk on a slanting wheet on which there were cogs, and he was fastened to a. short cha.in which was made secure over-. head. It was alleged that the dog had to keep on p&ddling continuously, otherwise the motion of the wheel would carry him back, and he stood the chanoe of being choked by the chain. A veterinary surgeon described the practice M gross cruelty. The defence was tha.t the practic* involved no cruelty, as only a. weight of TIbs. wag required to turn the wheel. It was a.lso said that this mode of churning was very common in Car- narvonshire. A veterinary surgeon called for thft defence bore out this statement, and said he sa* no reason why a. strong, healthy dog should not something for a. living. (Laughter.) The Chair-, man of the Bench said that this mode of chunk- ing was a most extraordinary one. It was decided to postpone the further hearing until the Bendt had witnessed the practice for themselves.
PENRHYITQUARRYDTSPUTE. Remarkable Inoidcnt at Chester. A remarkable incident arising out of the Pea. rhyn Quarry dispute is reported from ChosteEt Two days ago about 80 Penrhyn strikers werC passing along City-road, Chester, when they obtf served working below in the Queen's-avenue, witfe the Corporation workmen, a man whom they a? once commenced to hoot. There was considerable: commotion, and presently one of the Welshmen' climed over a wall and fastened to a pick shaft the following message written in pencil on fi label :— If you are going to let P. Thomas Itughec stay here we will kill you all.—Penrhyn Quarry men." The man who was apparently the object of tbiif hostile demonstration left his work in tho ainnet hour, confessing to his fellow-workmen that hr was afraid of the Penrhyn men. and he has not returned to work. The message is now in posses sion of the Chester city surveyor.
GOLD WARRANTS CASE. A Summons for Poor Rates. At the Swansea Police Court on 'I'aendaj Messrs Fry, Everitt. and Co., amimmons. against whom for non-payment oi poor rates in resmel to their Swansea property had been :djol'J1:e-J. few days &go. were again called no. They W(;e." of course, not present, and the proceedings wert farther adjourned to enable a constable to nrovt service (If the RU11UrIQ1Je.
A New York correspondent 'writer — Tht Dowager Duchess of lUanr.ha'itar, who has hew left sole heiress to ber brother'« fcrtnve. c.o» firms the report, that the ir.tend.* to shtie t.b. money with her brother and two sinters. Thf asia,te bequeathed is now believed Ii) 3,000.000 dois. Nothing L<; knuwn with regard to the Ducaess's intentions '.onco.rr,iitthe i3ck*> of Manchester, but as he ia her only remainin," hild it is thought he wi:] 11' the <wta.t<».