Central Press (Newspaper) - April 9, 1874, London, Middlesex t fr 1 r I 4 T T N o 3,447. APRIL 9. 1874. PAGE 1 A Newspaper for Newspaper COMMISSIONS IN THE A memorandum from the Horse Guards states that the following course will be adopted with regard to the successful candidates for the commissions in the army which have been announced for competition at the examination commencing on the 16th April - 41 1. A certain number of such candidates be by the requirements of the will bo immediately gazetted to in regiments in They will in due join their respective regiments or and after serving one year will be attached to garrison classes in in order to undergo the course of military instruction required to qualify them for promotion to the rank of 2. A further number of the successful competitors be regulated by the requirements of the service for ents serving elsewhere than in will be im appointed to These will not be gazetted to but will be placed on a general and will be required to join the Royal Military on the 15th for the purpose of undergoing a course of military On the satisfactory completion of that course of they will be posted to regiments in which vacancies may with a view to their completing the required period of service prior to promotion to the rank of The remaining successful competitors who do not come under the terms specified in the foregoing paragraphs will also be directed to join the Royal Military College on 15th as ' These gentlemen will be gazetted as on the * general list 9 as vacancies occur in the They be required to complete the prescribed course of training at the Royal Military after which they will be posted to the regiments for which they may then be It is to be understood that until gazetted the above * students 9 will receive no and that each gentleman will defray the cost of his own with other incidental will probably amount to about 4s. a Instructions will be given to the successful candidates as soon as the result of the examination is THE LABOUR From the last accounts of the of agricultural labourers in the Eastern it appears that the prospect of an amicable settlement is so remote that many Of the men have arranged to emigrate to Canada and New The labourers of other villages in Suffolk were looked out on Saturday and increasing the number on the books of the Union by 200 Great excitement and both sides evince a dogged which affords no hope of an early close of the The f timers allege that at Dullingham the Union men have threatened who have been afraid to perform their except under protection afforded by their Other farmers admit that the conduct of the men has been most The farmers affect to be able to do without the labour of the but the fact that at Chippenham half a dozen girls had been prevailed upon to perform the ordinary work of farm such as hoeing in the by the presentation of indicates that the employers are really suffering That the men are evincing a disposition to give up the struggle is alleged but the only proof of this that we have been able to glean is that five of the unionists went to their and tendered their cards of membership of the but the masters refused to take them Last week and this Mr. the delegate of the publicly offered to receive proposals from the to terminate the but explained that such proposals must be based on the right of the labourers to retain their connection with the The on the other reject all suggestions of the and stand to their original condition that the men must give up membership of the and apply individually to be taken on A placard has been posted at stating that a hundred thousand labourers are ready to return to England from America on having their passage A meeting of labourers was held on and was the men bringing Mr. of was voted to the In his opening speech he assured his audience that everyone would have fair and if there were any objections to the they should be patiently He was proud to find that had determined to rid of the had had right to sell their labour for as much as they could The farmer did the same with his and he strenuously urged the men to leavd the neighbourhood if their requests were not complied The next a Mr. who announced himself as a settler from the province of New gave a glowing account of that The he was and farm labourers were paid at the rate of 8s. per day of eight hours all the year Provisions were cheap and meat being only from 2id. to 5d. per flour Is. 8d. per and potatoes per In five years an industrious man could save sufficient to procure a small farm of his and then he would be independent of landlord interference for A high religious tone there was little drunkenness or everybody appeared happy and Registered at the General Post Office as a Newspaper The greatest curses were the sons of the who had been sent thither for and who in many instances had become inmates of the Tenant farmers would find crops abundant and prices Domestic servants were greatly and husbands were in abundance for those young women who chose to enter the married The colonists were determined to make it the Britain of the to emulate all the virtues of the mother country and to shun all her He was ready to pay for the partial outfit of five hundred labourers if they would consent to and to secure them a free passage Mr. the Secretary of the next addressed the He said that the efforts to induce the labourers to leave the districts had been highly Many had already and between fifty and sixty more would Application had been made to him for numbers of able-bodied and Messrs. the railway had asked for another at 24s. a week to be sent to them as soon as The funds of the Union were able to meet the drain upon and if the men were only united and with their 9s. a week victory must because if the employers remained obdurate for any length of time their hands would be taken away from The delegate from the Executive at Leamington urged the men to stand firmly to their assuring them that the ends of the earth should be ransacked for funds rather than they should be allowed to submit any longer to the tyranny that had for too long a time been over If they could but remain firm the Union was prepared to support them quite as long as the farmers could do without The executive were not without and the trades unionists of the country would see that proper support was given to Twelve gentlemen had given their word for if it was The cheers which followed this announcement were increased considerably when a was handed to the secretary from an anonymous donor in the The Secretary to the National Agricultural Union Henry has succeeded in inducing a number of Manchester together with the executive officers of the several Trades Unions in Manchester and to assist the farm labourers in the Eastern It has been decided to form a Manchester branch auxiliary to the the object of according to the is stated to be 44 to i condition of farm labourers by means of raising by by by protection from by defence at and by protection in case of It has also been decided to promote the formation of branch and district throughout the A signed J. B. hon. states number of gentlemen have determined to form tral assist the tain the agricultural labourers at present looked and further to by means of afT expression of their practical sympathy tho tent for improving their The officers of executive councils of Unions in chester have given in their will Manchester The Bishop of in acknowledging a vote of thanks for his recent letter in the declines to identify himself with the movement in its Trades-Union but assures the committee of his unabated sympathy on the broad ground of With reference to his letter in the Times and to the various criticisms upon his Lordship contents himself with the I have written I have His letter has provoked an active which still continues with unabated One writer says 4* Capitalists have wisely sought to buy labour cheap workmen have wisely sought to sell it Unions are not objects of love or they are combinations of men who want more money than they have They are perfectly legitimate and they are neither nor On a like footing stands the combination of employers and I cannot for the life of me see why the farmer is the only man in England who is to be called almost a and cruite a because to the legitimate attack of a strike he opposes the legitimate defence of a There is a prospect of the early termination of the strike in South which has thrown 14,000 colliers out of A case of intimidation by operatives on strike has been investigated at the Manchester City The accused parties were sent to gaol for two A large meeting of colliers has been held at Moseley near and the following resolution was although we detest yet we cannot in honour consent to the present but are willing to submit the same to The Democratic party has gained another victory in the Connecticut state A telegram from Berlin states that the Czar will arrive in that city on the 3rd of accompanied by the Grand Dukes Alexis and Constantino and Prince Warrington will be represented at the Royal Academy this year by a splendid bust of Lord which has lately arrived from the handiwork of Mr. Warrington Warrington In accordance with ancient custom on Easter Tuesday the boys of the Blue Coat School waited upon the Lord Mavor and Lady Mayoress at the Mansion and with a shilling fresh from the Printed and the Proprietors by John at 112, W.C.