| j The Widows' Right. PERMANENT SOCIETY'S M t E i K G. I DEFENCE OP ITS ACTION, Summons to a Conference, I I We have been supplied with the following r-port for publication — A meeting of the of management of the above society was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on Saturday. There were present Messrs Louis Tylor, Edward Jones, J.P.. Wm. Thomas, G. W. Wilkinson, W. Jenkins, H. W. Martin, Dr. Parry, J.P., L. Llewelyn (Aber- sychan), Henry Richards, L1. Llewelyn (Tre- harris), W. Hughes. Thomas Jones, Thomas Screen, A. E. 1-1. Reuson, Jolm Jones, John Davies, Lewis Davits, Henry Thomas, J..T. I) ivies, W. F. Powell, W. H. Magor, G. L. Campbell (Parliamentary secretary), and Evan Ovven (general secretary). In the absence of Sir \V. T. Lpwis (chairman of the board), Mr Louis Tylor (chairman of the finance committee) presided. He said it would be expected, as a matter of course, that he should make some reference to the action of the v Permanent Society with regard to the funds publicly raised in connection with the Albion disaster. The position of the society was quite clear. Every appeal for help at the time of the disaster, including that of the Lord Mayor of London, recognised the forethought exercised by the workmen at this colliery in the provision they had made through the Permanent Fund, and pointed out the impprativeneS3 of strengthening the fund, on which 750 widows and 1,500 child- ren were now absolutely dependent. The principal donors to the Albion Fund had undoubtedly given their subscri ptions pi ther directly to theperinineiit Society or with the intention that they should form a separate trust, securing in the first instance allowances made by the society, and making it perfectly certain that there should be no failure in the payments. Tiie society sought no more public aid than it was fairly entitled to as an administrator of public benevolence. Tiie chief aim of the organisation was to direct popular help into the most serviceable channel which would benefit the miners of South Wales, 70,000 of whom relied on the society in the event of accident to life or limb, and it was never contemplated v.lien the society was formed that the provision it made for single accidents should divert from its resources the stream of public sympathy aroused by great colliery disasters. There had been nothing more gratifying than the announcement he was able to make that throughout the kingdom tho help that had come to tho society had been specifically given by people interested in the coal industry. Every opportunity had been given to persons objecting to the suggested arrangement for help- ing the Permanent Society to give directions as to the manner in which their subscriptions should be applied, and he was pleased to be able to state that as secretary of the fund organised by the Mayor of Cardiff there had been not a solitary instance in which donors had desired that their subscriptions should be diverted ftom the great object of making permanent the provision for the widows and orphans dependent oil the society. He suggested that the board should, in the first place, thank the thousands of friends who had helped them in their emergency, and that then, after passing the resolutions sug- gested by the Central Fund, authorise their officials to accept the responsibility of adminis- I toring any funds placed at their disposal for the purpose of augmenting the relief granted under the society's rules. In conclusion, Mr Tylor said it had beeu alleged that their accumulation of funds was so large that the society had in hand an abundance of funds to cover ali its responsi- .s bilities. The fact was that the claims of the 750 widows and 1,500 children far more than covered all the reserve fund available, and whatever help they might get from public sources would not be greater than the requirements of the de- pendents placed upon the society by the greatest disaster that had happened since 1366. He in- vited discussion on the whole question, on which, he said, he liafl perfectly open mind, and it was eventually resolved, on the motion of Mr Edward Jones, J.P. (Varteg), seconded by Air Henry R1Chard, ;— That the representatives of the funds not already allocated to the Permanent Relief Society be incited to meet the boartl of management at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on Saturday, the 10ch November inst., at 12 o'clock noon, with the object of discussing and, if possible, det ,rmining a metnod whereby the relief provided by the society may be supplemented. A number of special casts were then dealt with, and the meeting terminated with the usual vote of thanks. RESOLUTIONS BY RAILWAY MEN. At the fortnightly meeting of the Cardiff No. 1 Branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway Servants, held on the 3rd inst., the following resolutions were carried unanimously 1st.—That we view the actions of the various com- mittees and others who were entrusted with the moneys (about £15.000) subscribed by a generous public for the relief of the needy sufferers who lost their breadwinners by the terrible explosion at the Albion Colliery, near Pontypridd, as a wanton viola- tion of public confidence and trust, and deserving of unqualified condemnation—the diversion of the said moneys to the Miners' Provident, Fund being an outrage on the previously helped to hope and expect- ant widows and orphatis-aiid, further. ,n insidious bolstering against public will and intent of the capitalistic scheme, whereby a workman is prevailed upon to sign away his right under the Employers' Liability Bill to find 75 per cent. in his own indemnity and, as now proves, tho public to find the rest, the whole being placed in interested capitalistic manage- ment, alone responsible to the deceased members' relatives, and then only in the amount allowed by rule. 2nd.—That the very best thanks of this meeting be tendered to the South Wales Daily News and also to Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P., for their valiant attitude with regard to the funds collected in aid of the sufferers by the Albion Colliery explosion. I MR ALFRED THOMAS'S FUiSTD. The London correspondent of the Manchester Courier writes :—" I hear from Mr Alfred Thomas, M.P.. that he has determined to apply the sum of £ 1,300 subscribed by members of the House of Commons for the Albion Colliery Fund directly to the relief ot the widows and orphans of the victims of the disaster, instead of handing it over, as in other cases, to the Miners' Per- manent Relief Fund. In addition to the sum collected in the Lobby, Mr Thomas has received £ 11 9-< 6d from the rector o? Wigan, and £ 21 lis collected by the officers and men of H.MS. Edgar. These sums are to be distributed in the sHino way for the reason that, if passed over to thePermanent Fund, the bereaved women and children, for whom these moneys were especially intended, would only receive the amount of relief legally due to them from the insurance society of which their lost breadwiunera were subscribing members."
FOOTBALL NOTES. By ON Stager. The great tight on Saturday was the first match of the season between the Cardiff and Swansea clubs. The feeling aroused in the contest was very keen, as it always when the Cardiffians go down the line; and despite the fact that there were several abstentions on both sides, a close game was thought to be in store. Swansea were playing on their own dunghill, and this led their supporters to believe that it would take Cardiff all their time to pull the match out of the fire. Some even went so far as to predict a win for the All Whites, but lor' how they were takea in. They suffered the heaviest defeat they have experienced on their own ground for a long time back. It was a remarkable game in many respects. The firsthaJf saw the Swan.seattes more than hold their own in every department, and only on two or three occasions were Cardiff allowed to get to their 25, and then their stay was but of a momentary character. They were playing with a strong wind behind their backs, however, and this meant a great deal. Swansea were con- tinually attacking, and when Blackmore managed to beat 8weet-.Ecott and rn slick in with a try, the enthusiasm of tbe Swansea crowd was intense. win now we'il winnow they yelled, but they were never so taken aback in all their lives. It was all well and good for Swansea up to the interval, when they crossed over with three points to their credit against nothing. Then cama the surprise. No sooner had the gamo been restarted than it became evident Cardiff had been quietly reserving themselves. They carried everything before then'. Mills was the first t" dash acioss. A few minutes later R. B. Sweei-Escott ran in, and in an exceedingly short space of time PeRraon was over as the outcome of some very pretty passing. Cardiff onlookers simply shouted them- selves hoarse, but Swansea spectators-well, there, you can just imagine their feelings. Jubilant only a short time previously, they had now r¡.;ceivecl their quietus, and did nothing ehe but adversely criticise their own men. Well, I must admit, it was a most astonishing performance; but Cardiff had not finished wIth them yet, for from a mark Norman Biggs landed a goal, the ball striking the cross-bar and bound- ing over. This put the result beyond all doubt, and it was only a question now whether Cardiff would further augment their already substantial score. This, although they tried hard, they did not succeed in doing, and left the field victorious by 15 points to three. It was a fast, open game. and one that will be long remembered in the annals of South Wales football. Swansea's play in the first half surprised everybody. Their forwards were continually giving the halves the ball, and the quartette indulged in some very good passing, which was quite a treat from a Swansea point of view. But their vigorous efforts in the initial half told a tale. C,trdiff now had the wind with them, and being ag fresh as ever. they never gave the All Wintesa look in. The Swansea forwards fagged perceptibly in the second half, the visiting pack having matters pretty much their own way. Hence the Cardiff backs were frequently on the go, and, there is no mistake about it, they made things hum. Cardiff were all round the better lot, and if ever a tem deserved tile success whleh they achieved it was they on this occasion. Forward they played a splendid game, scrummaging hard, heeling oui well, and displaying much activity in tho loose. W. J. Eisey, Fiank Mills, tl1H Brothers Davies, Emery, a reserve tem man, played finely. The Swansea pack, as I have before stated, lacked staying powers. At one time they were going very strongly, but subse- quently fell to pieces, and were completely beaten. Alf Lewis, wL. was very smart at the line-out, A. M. Jenkins, and R. Thomas weie about the beat of the eigne. Behind thfi scrum, figain, Cardiff held a decided advantage; at half Selwyn Biggs and R. B. Sweet-E -cott were far too good for the opposing pair, passing the báJ1 Gut With much precision and effect. Of the Swansea, pair, Blackmore stood head and shoulders above Prescott. He did splendid service for his side, both in defence and attack. The three-quarter play of Cardiff is still im- proving, and on Saturday they gave a really first- rate exhibition. The, passing of Pearson and Elliott fairly mystified the Swansea men, while the running nnd kicking of Norman Biggs assisted Cardiff materially. Radley Thomas did 1'0\1.0 very clever things, but still requires to use a little more judgment in passing to his wing man. On Saturday hn held on at times too long, and when he did decide to throw to N. Biggs it was too late. Of the Swansea quartette Crocker and Gordon put III an immense amount of useful work, Thorogood kicked and tackled well, but Coke was off colour. Ahm Morgan acquitted himself admirably, but Ball made several blunders. The crowd behaved very well indeed until towards the close of the second half, and then, seeing that Carriitf were endeavouring to pile on the agony, they broke in on the far side of the field. This condnct in itself was most repre. hensible Rnd unsportsmanlike, but, to make matters wotse, the Swansea touch-line judge, Mr Bowen, was the victim of an assault. He was trying to push a man who had encroached on to the field of play out3ide the ropes, when the fellow landed out with his fist. A scene of intense excitement ensued, the crowd rushed in from all parts of the field. Luckily, tile pol¡c9 werB on the spot, arrested tbe assailant, and thus quelled what might have been a serious disturbance Mr Tom Williams (the referee), the Swansea officials, and the players on both sides did their bast to maintain order, but the crowd were very excited, and the match abruptly ter- minated. It was a most unseemly incident, and the offenders deserve severe punishment. Gloucester were beaten on their first encounter this season with the Newport premiers. The Faithful City men were weakened by five ab- sentees, whose places were filled by youngsters. but it was noteworthy how well thesaidyoungsters comported themselves. They almost spoiled the scientific three-quarter game of their opponents, and both in attack and defence gave a creditable account of themselves. The score-a, goal and a try to nil—scarcely indicated the true character of the game, which was fast and open, with brilliant outsets and stubborn defences, almost from start to finish. Taylor and Bourne were tho pick of the Gloucester rear contingent, and James and Gould of the Newport lot. The forwards on both sides did a lot of loose scrummaging, but the ball out oftenest on the New- port side, notwithstanding the efforts of Lansley, the Gloucester half, whose practice almost quite around the scrummage reminded football men of the Brothers James, of Swansea fame. The match at Bristol between the local team and Neath resulted in a finely-contested game, though in the end the City men had to acknow- ledge defeat at the hands of their South Wales rivals. I noticed some slierht improvment in the Bristolians' foim as compared with that shown against Penarth a couple of weeks ago, but there is still much room for advancement if the club hope to combat with success against teams from the Principality. Neath lacked the services of Cross, one of their clever half-back3, otherwise the team was com- n'ete, whilst Bristol put their best available XV. in the field, and there was every indication of a close engagement. Unfortunately, a lot of rain fell in the parly part of the day, and the County Ground at Ashley Down was in a con- dition which greatly retarded open play. Still it held up fine during the afternoon, and a large crowd assembled to witness the engagement. At the outset it looked as though the Bristolians were going to make matters very warm for their rivals, for dunng the first ten minutes they struggled to get over. But though several times tries seemed certain, they failed at the critical moment, and gradually the Welshmen gained the upper hand, and kept it until just before the end came. I do not, however, mean to infer that Neath had it all their own way. This was far from being the case, but there was a wantof finish in the Bris 1 men s play which was conspicuously absent on the other side. Neath combined capitally, the forwards being particularly smart in this respect, and in clever- ness they were very much superior to the Bristol- ians, who had a strong pull in the matter of weight. At half, too, they quite outplayed their opponents, Wat Thomas being in fine fettle. He did a lot of work, and had a hand in each of the tries scored by his side. Phillips didn't seem used to his movements, though now lId then he put in some useful work. On the three-quarter line Stser and Evan Morgan were most conspicuous. The former showed any amount of resource, and was equally safe an all points of the game. Of the forwards Fred. Hutchinson, Lewis, and M. Reynolds were the most prominent and, concerning Joe Davies's display at full back nothing but praise can be said. He kicked wonderfully well, but showed most in the tackling department. In this respect he was frequently called upon, and not once did he fail. The seasiders of Aberavon bad a little surprise- packet in store for them on Saturday, when Treorky travelled down to the coast to take on the Red and Blacks" for the farst time this season. The tm-platers, by their style of play during the major portion of the initial half, evidently thought they had a soft thing on, and it was not until the hillside men had piled up a score of 9 points to love that the home team realised that they were confronted by foemen worthy of their steel. Playing with a. strong winds at their backs the visitors, who, by the bye, brought down the strongest team they had put in the field this season, played for all they were worth, and for a time carded all before them. The forwards got out the ball to their halves much oftener than the homesters. Lewis, who played the best half- back game on the field, gave his backs plenty of opportunities, and it was only due to the deadly tackling of Aberavon that the score was not still heavier. Aberavon, however, just before the interval pulled themselves together in the scrim- mage, wit!) the result that the visitors' lead was reduced to 4 points. On crossing over Aberavon had the wind and the game in their favour. Evaus scored » try, and Lewis kicked a penalty goal, and they thus won the match by the margin of two points. The home team, it must be said, was a very attenuated one. Only one regular threequarter was playing, and the combination here was completely dis- organised. Hendra and John were the best of the home quartette, and W. Davies and S. Jones played a sterling game for Treorkv. Peters and D. Jones, although they got the ball from the scrum five times out of six in the second half, held it too long to enable the backs to do any prolific work. Flynn made a creditable first appearance. Rowlands, Evaus, Harris, and Howells shone in the loose rushes of the forwards. The visitors' forwards played a hard, determined game, but were not so clever in the open as the homesters. Both backs made no mistakes, each playing a sound game. The Llanelly team did much on Saturday to remove the stigma that they are a poor scoring team. It is no doubt a fact that in former times, even while the Scarlets could hold their own and a httle more against the best teams in the country, they were only able to do just about as much against combinations of the third and fourth class order. But they are clearly inaugurating a new deparfcme. On Saturday they simply waltzed round P atypridd to the tune of 3 goals 3 tries to nil. A victory for the Scarlets had been generally expected, and the walking-in process did not therefore come in the nature of a surprise, although it is true that the process was more in evidence than the Scarlet partisans had dared to hope. The score pretty clearly shows that there I was only one team in it and there can be no doubt that the homesters were in tine fettle. Tlio homo forwards were in great form, and gave the halves any amount of work to do, nor d:' halves shirk the duties wnich the activity forwards placed upon them. Ben Davif ■ Morgan were in fine fettle, and playe^ i)i, ,ame. Cliff Bowen was irresistible, d Ic Llovd also made a creditable show. Morgan Williams, who appeared for the first time as full back, had not a great deal to do, but the little thab came in his way he did in a thoroughly workmanlike manner. The game between Penygraig and Merthyr was hotly contested. The Penygraig quartette dis- played considerably more skill than their opponents in passing. Had it not been for the excellent tackling of Fryer and Davies, Peny- graig would have scored twice. The Penygraig pack were heavier than the visiting forwards, but notwithstanding the superiority of the tenm all round, the game ended in a draw. The half- backs of both teams were in excellent form, and the custodians were also very safe at their post. The fixture between Bridgend and Morriston furnished a keen and fairly interesting game. The visitors had a bit the best of matters all through, and deserved their victory. It did not look as if they would win, though, in the eariy portion of the game, Bridgend making repeated attacks on their goal. The defence was not broken through, however, although Brown would undoubtedly have scored had he not slipped when near the line. The game was chicny confined to the forwards, and there was very little passing amongst the backs. Morriston did have one good round, and then Davies scored. The ball was very greasy and prevented accurate handling, and the weather and ground were both against a scientific exhibition. The Bridgend forwards showed an improve- ment on their form of the previous week, but with one or two exceptions they lacked the dash of the Morriston eight. Ross Thomas and Ivor Grey at ha'f were much too good for the opposing couple, Morris and James, although the latter defended well. Tom. Davies and White were tho best of the visiting threequ; ters, whilst Fred. Brown was most conspicuous for Bridgend. Both backs played well, Deere, who is quite a youngster, improves each week, and in time should developtmto a really excellent custodian. Justice with Mercy writes :-Sil'Doubt- less many of your readers, as welt as myself, experienced a feeling of disappointment and dis- gust to find that the English Rugby Union has again refused to reinstate the Bros. James. I do not know whether the brothers have committed any transgression beyond what has been made known to the public. If not, then I really thiuk [hat they have fully expiated their sin, and it is now quite time that the unnecessarily severe punishment should be abandoned, and full ab ••>- iution given them by allowing them to don their jerseys once again. As tho English Union does not see its way clear to remove the barrier, I feel it is quite time that the Welsh Union should assert itself, and take such steps as will bring about this desirable end, be the result what it may. I am not anxious to see a rupture between the two Unions, if it be possible to avoid it, but rather than tolerate such harsh conduct I should prefer even a rupture. I, like my correspondent, would be glad to see i-lie brothers James reinstated, but if the English Union say no, there is an end of it. As for the Welsh Union a^sertiner itself," and declaring war against tho English Union over such a trivial matter as the reinstatement of two men, proved by their own club to be professionals-well, the idea is too absurd altogether. Fancy Cardiff, I Newport, Neath, and other clubs connected with the Welsh Union. having to give up all their meetings with English clubs on account of the brothers James The teams selected for the Eastern Trial Match at Cardiff on Wednesday next are as follows Whites-Back. T. Englabd (Newport) threequarter backs, IL E. Morgan and H. Alexander (Penarth), J. 13. Elliott (Cardiff), and F. Dauncey (Newport) half-backs, Partitt and Hannen (Newport) forwards, T. C. Graham, T. Pook, and H. Packer (Newport), F. Mills and W. Elsey (Cardiff), E. Ellis and T. Morris (Penarth), and W. F. Davies. Stripes-Baclc, A. Morgan (Cardiff) threequarter backs, A. J. Gould (Newport); W. Gameson (Ebbw Vale), T. W. Pearson and N. W. Biggs (Cardiff) half- backs, S. Biggs and R. B. Ssveet-Escott (Cardiff) forwards, A. W. Boucher, W. Watts, and J. Hannen (Newport), A. F. Hill, W. Phillips, and W. Copo (Cardiff), T. H. Marshall (Bradford, London Welsh, aud Cardiff), and W. Gibbs (Penarth). The reserves are :-Back, C. Thomas (New- port) threequatters, W. G. J atll"R :tnd Gus Gould (Newport), J. Boothman (University Col legs, Caidiff and Crutnlin); halves, G. W. Shepherd (P-narth) and A. R. Williams (Aber- gavenny); forwards, F. W. Brock (Abergavenny), G. Matthew* (Penarth), W. James and 11. Keats (Ebbw Vaie), J. Fielding (Pontnewyd i), and E. W. Broad (Abergavenny).
ASSOCIATION. [BY "SOCKER I It can scarcely be said that tiie first round of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Senior Cup Competion was thoroughly contested. Three of the ties were drawn. Rhayader and Builth were amongst these. There has been a little trouble between the two, and the latter have not affected the virtues of forgiveness. They declined to meet Rhayader, and consequently Rhayader enters the second round. Llandrindod and Aberystwyth proved too far for Aberdare and Swansea, who were respectively bracketed with the former. Therefore Aberdare and Swansea scratehed with the teams of the two watering-places. This is rather a pity, but to some extent a natural result. Thougli, geographically speaking, the position of Abery--t%vYtli and Llandrindod in the South Wales Association s division is correct, it is a question whether—in the earlier rounds of competitions, at least-teams from the extreme South will be found ready to undertake the journey, which entails absence from homo till the following Monday. Barry District, too, found no team to meet them at Blaina. The result of the first round is chat Cardiff, Fairwater, Newport, Brecon, Barry District, Rhyader, Llandrindod, and Aberystwyth remain for the second round of the contest. As to the failure of Blaina to enter the field, tiiere should ba matter here for inquiry and adjudication by the Association. Though it may be argued that Blaina were hopeful of getting a team together until the last moment, that is scarcely a satisfactory answer to the case. Unless there was certainty on this point, Blains. should have cancelled the fixture and conceded to Barry District, without putting them to the expense and annoyance of a journey, which was fruitless so far as play was concerned. With regard to the four matches played in the competition, they were very even except in the two cases of Brecon v. Scottish Albion and Barry Town v. Fairwater, where the winning teams had a well-known superiority. Both Cardiff and Newport only registered bare victories, and this is highly creditable to New Tredegar and Merthyr Vale. The game between Cardiff and New Tredegar was one of the best that has been played this season. There was an even balance of strength, albeit its chief exhibition lay in the defence of the one, and the attack of the other. Cardiff's com- bined forward work was neutralised by the steady and consistent defence of New Tredegar, and so the game ruled level. Cardiff, however, ought to have done better. In the final half they had all the chances, and missed every one. Hard luck," someone may say, but for my own part I unhesitatingly say neglect; of the principles of the game. Individual effort, let it be ever so brilliant, does not make much for success in Association play, and there were too many solos on Saturday upon the Harlequin's ground. Beasley, though he gave a fine show of smart dribbling and rapid pace, generally brought the leather up field only to lose it through delay in passing, and he gave very little, if any, chance for Davies, who was with him on the right wing, to do anything. W. Brown, a Tynesider, whom Cardiff is very lucky in securing played a very tricky game on the left wing, backed up well by Nev at half, and from these most of the chances came to centre, where they were invariably lost, either in consequence of lack of promptness or the admirable defence of the visitors, Fred. Turner, in poal, doing grandly, and Lockyear and T. Davies affording ample relief. A very fair forward game for Cardiff was played by Luther, and for Tredegar by D. Jones and A. Turner. Thackeray made himself ex- tremely useful at centre naif, and displayed correct judgment. Farthing had most of the work back, but generally kicked too far. Luckily, there was not much for W. Jones and Becker (in go;) to do. The first part of the game was played very pleasantly, and Brown and Ney's dodgy play was watched with interest. In the second half, some. how, there was dissatisfaction, and audible con- troversy among the players over some minor decisions of the referee upon breaches of rules. It would be just as well if football players individu- ally and collectively would make a stand against this sort of thing. It may be that the greater excitement in football as compared with cricket accounts for it, but whenever, or-to quote the gallant Captain of the Pinafore "-hardly ever, find cricketers who make the umpire wear a worried look. Footballers would do well to take a leaf from the cricketer's book. Next we have the second round of the Welsh Cup, which is hmited to come off before Novem- ber 17th. Locally only three clubs tigllre- Swansea, who meet Knighton with some hope of coming off, and Cardiff and Barry, who yet have to finish their first tie, whieh was abandoned through stress of weather. I notice that the youngsters are taking very readily to the Association code. Already there are several promising teams at work, and it must be admitted that the game has features in which youngsters may excel, for their spirit is less seltish and they are readier to play with thorough combination than some of their elders. It is through this that our public school teams both in football 1.. icket fr^aently gain advantage in mate! lose have passed school age. c. il teachers in this district, who taken up the Association game, md with prospects of success, turn i,to the introduction of "footer" r School^. A yery successful com- iotigst schools might thus with very ilty be organised, if someone only dee an earnest move in that direction.
Triii FUGITIVE BALFOUR. His Extradition Granted. BOENOS AYRES, Saturday (later).-The decision of the Supreme Court in the Balfour case admits every plea brought forward by the British Lega- tion, and grants the extradition on every count claimed. The whole court were unanimous in their decision. Tbe activity of all treaties, pro- vided that reciprocity is agreed upon, will accordingly be admitted henceforth. Inspector Tonbridge, of Scotland Yard, and Sergt. Craggs will leave for Salta immediately to take charge of the prisoner.— Renter. The Central News says a cable has been received at the Home Office confirming the state- ment that the Supreme Court at BueuosS Ayres had decided upon the extradition of Jabez Balfour. Several well-known officials attended at Scotland Yard on Sunday, and, it is understood, that, as the result of their deliberations, impor- tant communications were sent to the British j Consulate for the guidance of Inspector Tonbridge and Sergeant Craggs in their mission, with the view of facilitating the return of Jabea j Balfour to England and safeguarding against any possible mischance. WILL SPEND CHRISTMAS IN ENGLAND. According to the treaty between Great Britain and the Argentine Republio it :s understood that 15 days must elapse from the date of his committal to prison to await the warrant for his surrender. The fugitive would, therefore, unless unforeseen events occur, be handed to Inspector Tunbridgo on the 18[.h inst. for conveyance to London, where he may be expected about the 21st December.
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The present price of Quinine, and being contente with a moderate profit, enable me to manufacture 1 S QUINmE gITTERS JS Superior to many other preparations (Second to NOE) at Is per bottle, containing 24 full doses, or at %d. per dose, instead of 2d. usually charged. It is, therefore, offered to the Public for THEIR opinion as to it-, GENUINENESS and VALUE, as a Powerful, General, and Nutritious Tonic, containing Quinine, Chiretta, Gentian, Burdock, Dandelion, and Sarsaparilla, recommended for their Stimulating, Alterative, Stomachic, Invigorating, and Digestive Properties, in cases ot Constitutional Weakness, Loss of Appetite, Mental Depression, Languor, Weakness of the Stomach, and Want of Nerve Power. Read I "The Bottle of Quinine Bitters you sent me I must say was splendid, decidedly equal to higher priced Compounds I have purchased before.—B Taviner, 36, George-street, Dowlais.' 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THIRD SERIES. NEW SHORT TALES. Twice Confessed. By E. S. DREWRY, Author of "On Dangerous Ground," "Only an Actress," etc. Faith, mavourneen, and he'd need to iook sad and worn then, for isn't it just breaking his heart his riverence is about his brother's disappearance ?' Och, now, see that exclaimed the younger of the two women, and it's months since his brother that he loved so started from this." This being a remote village in the West of Ireland, and the two old women had met by chance at the churchyard gate one Friday evening, just about the time Father O'Brien would be going to the con- fessional in the church, ready to hear and minister to the spiritual needs of his little flock. For this purpose the good priest was always to be found in the right place after vespers on Fridays, and now even as the two dames stood Father Patrick came up from his cottage hard by. He was a tall, powerful man. about five and forty, good- looking, with a face at once kind, shrewd, and resolute—nut the man to be easily fooled or gainsaid—who could be the "Church militant as well as the Church spiritual when the cause of right required. He looked very grave and sorrowful, for hia heart was heavy enough, and when old Kathleen Macartney asked anxiously lk if his riverence had heard any news of Misther Terence 1" he shook Ins head sadly. No, Kattie, 1 can'c make it out at all, and miserably anxious and troubled I am. He must be ill or something have happened to him. He promised to write from Dublin to give me his address, and even if he did not get employment at once, sure and it's not waiting tor that he would be I'm think- ing—but for two long months Now I must go." Still that was a possible solution, though not one to draw much comfort from. But a minute ai'er those words he had passed into gche church, and entered his side of the confessional with its partitions and grating between priest and penitent. Once within that: sanctum the man was put aside —it was the priest only who sat there "in patience possessing his soul." Sometimes there would be a many penitents, at other times very few, in the whole two hours allotted, and this evening there werellOt many—only four at first, who followed each other by turn, as usual. Then there was a gap of time before one more, the last, as it proved, entered the confessional—a man's step and a man's deep voice that spoke on the other side of the grating. Then there came a half-hour, which to the confessor was surely as a thousand years of purgatorial tires. Patrick O'Brien got back to his cottage, to his own little room, and flung himself to his knees in a passsion of horror and agony that tore body and soul from head to foot. Was that last hair-hour a hideous dream or a. still more hideous reaiity of revenge and crime crowned by the blasphemy of a con- ression that was none of penitence, but a mockery, a deliberate refinement of revenge igainst himself, for an act three years ag" that had been his duty—the giving of evi- dence that had sent to prison a ruffian whose attempted deed of dastard violence deserved t in truth a pistol buiiet even more than four walls. That was reality enough to the memory of the tortured man who knelt with arms ilung out over the pallet bed and head bowed ou them. He had at once recog- nised the rough voice of Donovan Rorke as with simulated anguish and penitence he confessed himself as a murderer the victim was a man whom he had waylaid one even- ing at a certain place, and shot him in the back, then thrown the dead man and weapon into a deep, dry old well overgrown by thick bushes, of which the assassin knew. His motive was revenge, which he had nursed for three years, and killed this man because that he had found out would best have it out of the spalpeen he hated, since this one loved the dead man—there Rorke had paused, and the priest, with blood growing ice-cold in an awful suspicion that was creep- ing over him, asked sternly where was the scene of the crime ? who was the murdered man 1 Then there had come a low, jeering laugh through the grating. £ < "Shure,thin,your riverence's awn brother, Terence and now ye know it, bun under the seal of confession, father, so ye can't inform on me." Too true was the maddening taunt-too perfect and secure the cruelly devilish revenge and well both murderer and priest knew that the former must go free for all the latter could do the canon is absolute— the sacred seal inviolate of that told to the priest in confession, and the assassin of Terence O'Brien must go free in the full knowledge of the living brother—which was the very revenge Rorke meant, and now gloated over. He had not told the where- abouts of the crime either, lest possibly some clue might be got from that. Ifc might possibly, the priest thought, when he could think at all calmly—be open to question whether canonically such a con- fession, made not in penitence but avowedly in revenge, a blasphemy of the sacrament surely, was a true confession at all, but that, of course, only his ecclesiastical superiors could consider, and even then how was a poor parish priest buried in a remote district to get at such distances very quickly ? Meanwhile the man could escape. But Rorke did not leave the village at once—not he he hung about just for the devilish pleasure of constantly throwing him- self in the priest's way, with a leer and grin of low triumph, and after a mocking the top o' the morning to your [riverence, sure it's ill ye're looking." Father O'Brien, stern and pale, never took the slightest notice of the fellow, who was more often at the whisky shop than any- where else and looked upon askance by most of the villagers as a rather hang-dog spalpeen—a stranger to whom no one took. Two or three weeks from that terrible Friday passed in this way, and then one afternoon a farmer at a distance "sent for Father Patrick to come over—his son was very ill. Of course the priest went at once, borrowing from one of his flock who actually possessed such riches an old but strong mare and little low-built cart—a primitive equipage boasting even for the reins only two very long pieces of rope which coiled down in the cart. "I mayn't be back to-night, Norah, Father Patrick told the old dame who waited on him, and off he drove with the small boy who had brought the message. Nor was the good priest back that night, for the farmer would hot hear of it and it was not till the next morning, therefore, that Father 0 Brlen started off again for a jog- trot home over fifteen miles of rough roads —socalledby courtesy—tracks our American cousins would have more correctly termed them, for most of the way. We'll go round by the cross-roads, acushla macree," said Father Patrick, stoop- ing forward to pat the mare. It's a trifle longer, but it's a better road, and when; we're there only five miles from home, honey." The old mare doubtless quite understood, and jogged on contentedly enough, till the cross-roads, in a scattered sort of wood- ing, were reached. The priest pulled up where the four roads met and got down. '■ Sure, aileen, it's a rest and a bit of grass that • ye'll have here, said he. There it is, old honey, as fresh as a daisy, bedad." Whilst he was talking to the mare, a rough head, guiltless of even a corbeen, was lifted from behind a mass of under- wood, just beyond the roadside, towards which the priest's back was turned, as he stood nearly in the centre of the cross-roads; then a man's figure reared itself up, moving forwards, an evil leer on the fellow's coarse face, as the other, hearing footsteps, turned quickly to see Donovan Rorke before him. He-he-he the top o' the morning to yer riverence" said he, grinning, just enough on to be a trifle off his guard in the gloating insolence of his brutal triumph. If in that very moment the priest's very blood and heart turned with a sudden, rieree passion, that almost mastered him in the maddened impulse to crush the life out of the wretch before him—his brother's murderer — who dare blame him 1 Surely lieaven itself would count such wrath with 'he anger that sins not." But he did keep sU-inaatery, and made neither answer r nor movement, though his teeth were set, and those handsome Irish grey eyes steadily, if slowly, bore down the insolent stare of the vengeful assassin before him. This calm dignity, that disdained to show even the loathing, incensed the brutish animal nature that thirsted for some sign of the torture it so gloated over inflicting. Rorke had taken just enough whisky to be incautious and over-confident altogether, and was, besides, too ignorant to see the vital antithesis of their mutual position of to-day and that of the Friday. He could not now resist the jeering taunt, which he knew must cut z!1 deeper than ever, because of the seal of silence, which bound the priest in such terrible impotence cowards his brother's murderer. Maybe," said he, chuckling, he—he— he—maybe yer honours riverence will be plaised to know that jist near where the auld mare's grazin' is the d:ried-up well and the ground ye'se standic.* on is where yer honour's brother Terence tell when I shot him dead !—thrue for ye. I kill't him entirely and pitched him into the well, and-ocii-- help-murther It was a sudden strangled yell of terror, like a wild beast's, for in that moment Patrick O'Brien had ilung himself on the murderer, hurling him backwards, crashing to the ground, and knelt on his chest with a grip like steel on his throat. "You divil," the man said through his teeth, his eyes ablaze with the fierce passion of wrath so long pent up, "foresworn murderer before the God you blasphemed, you're my prisoner this day till I hand you over to justice." Let go-I'll choke -ve daren't inform;" gasped the wretch, struggling to fling off hi" powerful captor, half-choking, half-stunned by the back fall. Was confession—" Be silent, Donovan Rorke, and keep still or its down the well I'll fling you, till I'll get the police. What was told to me in the confessional was told to the priest, and I've kept the seal unbroken. But here under the open heavens we two stood simnly man to man, and it's now that you have confessed your crime to the man, Patrick O'Brien, who's going to bind ye hand and foot." Ye divil—never—the curse o' Cromwell be—" with a frantic struggle against this iron grip that held his throat', half-strangled, the wretch gave a wrench up of head I and shoulders, but his captor dashed him back again with a force which this time stunned him. Then sreru and swift the mur- dered man's brother and 2,venger rose, cub the rope reins of his Iio.rse and bound the senseless murderer hand and foot, got him into the cart, and mounting the mare him- self drove his prisoner av/a.y to the village, there to keep him bound, under close guard, til) the police were fetched from the nearest town. It was useless for Donovan Rorke to deny the murder the body of bis victim and the pistol were found in the old well, and one piece of evidence led to another, and in corroboration of Father O'Brien's damning evidence of the open avowal to taunt him of the murder. Of the first confession of it he, of course, never breathed a word. In the end the murderer Rorke was condemned and hanged amidst the execrations of the crowd outside the gaol. [The facts of the above actually took place some years -igo in "Ire'ar.JL] [The
-I"1 YANKEE YARNS. -46¡- Quick-Witted. A large operator and speculator of 3' Louis, v. uose account with one friendly bank had often bwn temporarily overdrawn, w-,tri-efi tell s?nd dollars for a certain deal, his balance in bank ar, the time being less than one hundred dollars. The cashier suggested that he lihould draw upon some party not too near to St. Louis. Smith said he did not know whom to draw upon. On, anyou< said the obliging cashier, a=* lonp as the party is far enough away—that will give you time to turn around." Smith drew at s g'ht for ten thousand dollars on tile Sultan or Turkey. The draft was only forwarded by the bank, leaching New York, whence it was sent to a London correspondent. It then came into the hands of the Rothschilds, who forwarded it to their Constantinople branch, where it was duly presented for payment to the Sultan's chamberlain, the latter bringing it to hi3 highness. il Pray who is this John Smith ?" asked the Sultan. D.;n't know," replied the ehamberlaiu. Do we owe him anything No," replied the other. "Then I'll not pay it," said his high mightiness. One iroment if I might advise," said the astute counsellor. "Thig draft comes through the Rothschilds, with whom we are seeking a two million loan. Would it be safe, under the circumstances, to dishonour it 1" Pay it," said the Sultan. It was paid, and no one was more astonished than John Smith, of St. Louis, and the quick- witted cashier. Know Ye by These Presents. Say, gents, you give a poor feIrowa few cents to get something to eat ? Haven't had a bite all day. C.vn't you give a poor fellow a few cents to get something to eat ?" He was running alongside of them repeating his ylea over and over again in a singsona voico, says the New York Tribune. One of tile men hesitated, and then put his hand in his pocket, but his companion took him by the arm, and turned upon the beggar. Get out of this he said, in a tone which seemed almost brutal, and the beggar turned avvav abruptly. Don't you think yon were pretty rough to him ?" asked the man who had shown an inclina- tion to give alms. Not at all," answered the other. The only way to get rid of him." But he may be deserving. He may have been driven to it. Ho rather appealed to in-a. He may be desperately hungry." "No," answered his friend, unsympathetically, he's a professional." How do you know ?" Just keep your wits about you when a beggar approaches you. Tiiat fellow 'gents.' Thnt is professional. He called himself a poor fellow. Thai's professional. He asked for a few cents* That's professional. And what's more to my point, he kept repeating his sentences over and over again. He has learned to sing them over that way by repeating them a thousand times. When a man who is not used to begging asks you for help, he doesn't do it that way. lie just stumbles along, uttering any appeal that comes to his lips. He hasn't anything by heart. He doesn't sing it, and it doesn't slip off his tongue so glibly. The professional beggar is like an actor. He has his lines, and he always reads r,h,m in the same way. Don't let one of those fellows fool you again."
A CAPTAIN AND THREE APPRENTICES DROWNED, The ship Arete has arrived at, Liverpool, and reports a sad occurrence which deprived the vessel cf her commander and three of her apprentices. The disaster happened as the ship lay at Carnzal Bay, South America. Captain W. H. Steers, who commanded the Arete, was on the shore doing some business when a heavy wind sprang up, and the vessel threatened to drag from her moorings. A boat, manned by three of the vessel's apprentices, named Duncan, Langdon, and Hews, went for the captain and brought him from the shore to the ship. Seeing the danger the vessel was m of dragging, Captain Steers decided to put out a kedge anchor, and this, with a quantity of rope, was put into the small boat. The occupants of the boat did not get out, but went a short distance from the ship to lay the kedge. Soon after the captain was heard to call out, but what he said could not be distinctly heard. However, the line attached to the anchor was hove tight, and the mate sent another boat off, seeing that the captain did not return. The captain's boat conld not be found, and it was then seen that some disaster had happened to it. The second boat cruised about in the dark, but failed to pick up any of the poor fellows. It was also rowed towards the shore in the hope that the captain or some of the others who could swim had struck out for the land. Next morning the scene was again visited by the small boat, when the upturned craft which bad carried the captain and the apprentices was discovered. The cap worn by Captain Steer was also picked up, but the bodies of the unfortunate commander and his apprentices were not found. Notice of the sad affair was given to the authorities and to the British consul at Carrizal Bay, and the mate took charge of the ship. The Arete is an iron barque of 1,252 tons, and is owned in Newport.
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