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Echo (Newspaper) - August 7, 1897, London, Middlesex REGINA OP TOILET Prices Patent Oudle London and lareijool EXTRA SPECIAL BE JUST AND PBAE AUGUST ONE Shei SBBSOBIPTION LIST will OPEN on the 10th MASHONALAIH EAZL WAY COMPAMY Begtatered under tle Companies SBABB divided into at The BHITISH SOUTH AFBIOA COMPANY is authorised to IHTITB SUBSCRIPTIONS for FIK3T MOKTGAGE FIVE PER DBBBNIUltBS of the abovemenUoned Hailwav part of an authorised total of vthejbalance of vdththecensentof tire British South Africa Com the development the railway and the remainder to U thought debentures of the Belra Bailway Com and or converting the Belra Kallways into the standard gauge of the Due payment of interest in cash is guaranteed unconditionally by the British South Africa Com pany for a period of 22 dating from the and Is payable halfyearly in marks 20 to the and trams 25 to the on the 1st April and the 1st October in each Each Debenture will bear an endorsement to that Interest will accrue from the due dates ot the re spective instalments but notbefore the firet payment will bffmade on the 1st PRICE of 90J per payable as follows on ADnllcatlon on Allotment on the 15th 1887 on the lath Debentures will be of each be secured by a first to trusteeson railway from Umtali to wuencom The debentures are repayable at the option of the company at any six months The company reserve theright to reoeem apportion of the Debentures only if this be the Debentures to be redeemed will be deter asinedby Payment in may be made on allotment or on tno loth day of any month under discount at the rale ot 2 per per TRUSTEES FOR The Duke of The Marquis of TO THE and The Bight CECIL Esg Director of the British South Africa 61liyles Feuton Director of the SouthEastern x Director De Beers Com solidated Xhe Xord Director of Hational Provincial Bank ot England Standard Bank of South Africa Sir Douglas TicePrelident of the Institute of Civil SoiiciTORs TO THE Coward and Hill and SSCBETABY isn E sHashonaland Bailway Company has been lew led to constrnpt work a railway of the Cape gauge ttie territory the British South Africa from Dmtalito a distance of about 160 Umtali is the terminus of the existing BeiraBafl TOy and is situated within the territories oi South Africa near to the Portuguese The Belra Hallway system is ab 422 miles in and connects UmtalLwith ttiPonrof the capital of will thus be connected with the Port of ra by a railway of only about 382 miles in railway from Cape Town to Buluwayo is about miles and Bnluwayo is about 286 road f nm thus maldng a total of about m 3s by land fromCape Town to British South Africa Company guarantiees unconditionally the interest upon these Debentures in cash for a period of twentytwo years dating from the 1st October The security for the Debentures will be a well constructed and f ullyequinped 160 miles in and Six Debentures of the Bailwav Company Series II part or the whole of the balance of be issued for the purpose of purchasing the Six per Deben tures of the Beira Hallway and the Belra Junction Battway the Debentures so purchased will constitute and be included in the Trust Acontract has bean entered intobetween the Masbonaland lioilway Company and the British South Africa Company for the construction of this line and the acquisition of the necessary upon the following basis The British South Africa Company the requisite Innrt and to construct the railway Irom Umtali to to build the to furnish the necessary roUing stock and the tele as well as a working capital of and to the cost of survey and engineering It is also to baud over to the Mashonaland Hallway Company Six per Beira Debentures Series in payment for the construction of the 17 miles of railway which the ter minus of the Beira Bailway with These IT miles of railway form part of the leira Hallways which runlrom Beira to Xhe contract price will be in deben tures and the share capital of the company credited BS fully paid The South Africa Company has entered intc a subcontract with fauling and the wellknown railway tor the construction of the they contracting to build and equip the line from Umtali to Salisbury eighteen as they have almost completed the line to and their staff and workmen are The same contractors have also entered into fract with the Beira Bailway and the Beira Junction Bailway Companies for leasing their lines for two yeatsat a rental of The British South Africa Company will retain the controlling interest in the Mashonaland Bailway and also Jiold the controlling interest in the Beira Bailway thus Insuring the har monious working of the BetaSalisbury system The proceeds of the present issue of less in accordance with the terms of the trust be paid over to the who will disburse it against the certificates of the com panys the usual retention fund being provided dated 4th has been addressed to the Directors of the company by Sir Charles on behalf of himself and fiir Douglas as engineers of the Atyonr request I have gone Into the subject of the traffic returns of the Belra Ball with a view of forming some idea of the pro bable traffic that will at onae be available for UmtaliSalisbury I flnd traffic over the Beira Line for the year 1899 averaged per month for and about per month for For the A CCIEEtNTS OF KSOSEX KIND XX By At HOME or On BUSINESS or on Prospectus of any or direct from the ACCIDENTINSURAKCE COMPANY Ld founded month passengers will see from this that there has been a continual increase in the amount of traffic punning over the Beira Last year there was ascertain amount of rabnor mal to themilitary but on the other in consequence ot the paucity of rollinc the ordinary Roods traffic was almost entirely and the increased earn ings or this year are a healthy sign for the rail wav Acart from material for the line from Umtali to which will be some I esti mate that the ordinary tonnage of goods per month will The passenger traffic earnlnzsTor last year on the line averaged for the Drat four months of this year the average earnings for passenger traffic have been a I ttereforei that the passenger traffic on the umtaupausoury line should earn at least a tnth the pushing forward of the and the ODeniBC up of the country and the mining dis tncuTthe earnings estimated above on the basis of the present traffic should be largely that the rates for passengers and goods trams will be the same as those now in force on the Beihv the earnings of the 14ue amount of traffic estimated above wiQ work out as follows j JSSTZMAXED By Passenger Traffic at per month per Balance per I may add that the Beira Bailway Company has now ordered sufficient rolltag stock to carry con moretramc than csttmated and it is reasonable to expect that with a through line from to Salisbury the amounts to the above MUmates will be Tours CHABLKS For Sir Douglas Fox and fingineers of the flashxjnaland Jo the Directors of the Mashonaland Bailway 6BBSCBIPTIONS will be BBCEIVED slmul Standard Bank of South Africa In London J Clements In Hamburg Behrens ft Von Hrlanger 4 onMain ApnUcaUons must be niadeon theformaccon nanying the and be lodged with of theabove together with adeposit of aSoper Debenture on the number of Debentures of payment or any instalment a Its dne the amount or amounts previously paid n deposit win turned without and I if a ment is made tne surplus will be applied towards the payment due on AuotUKS nwy register the Debentures if they dCoples of draft trust dendandform of Debenture maJSeseenat the oflices of and and and Throg Application will be made in due course quotation upon the London Stock Prospectuses and Forms of can be obtataSTfrom the Banking ftrms receiving the SoHdtora and and at the offices of the 6th WHISKY ABD SCHWEPPE If the when ordering Whisky and would kindly ask and see that they Whisky and they would protect themselvesagainst tha common Waters too frequently DO NOT TTWITM DIB SOEB THIOATS OUBBD WITH ONB DOSR FEVER BOWEL COMPUUMS Cured with One TXPHUSor LOWFEVEB Cured with Two Cocet DIPHTHERIA Cured with Three SOAKLET FBVBB Cured with Four CHOLERA Cured with Five Cured with Sold in with full by all Bead FENNtNGS EVEBX bODrS Bent pott free for 13 Direct West npHB NSW PALACESfEAMEES N BOYAL GHEAT KEDUCTIOH IN On and after August 9tK from Old Swan Pier or Fenchurch to HABQA1E and EEIUJIN TICKETS available for Second Hirst BEGULAK To MABGATB and BOULOGNE and Back on and Special Trains fromFencimrch Street at and and from Pancras at calling at Kentish Crouch South To and BOULOGNE and Back on Special Train from Ifenchurch Street at Iteturning from Boulogne at To SOUlHEND and MAIiGATE on Snecial trains from FencliurchStreet also from Paucras at calling at Kentish To MABUATE and KAHSGATE calling at SQUTHENO to and from on Wednesdays and Leaves Old Swan Pier London Bridge at calling at Greenwich and Couth Woolwich Special Train leaves Fen church Street To SOUTHEND andilARGATE daily Wednesdays and Fridays Leaves Old Swan Pier at calling at Greenwich and Woolwich each Special Train from Feuchurch Street at To and on and Saturdays Special Train from Fenchurchstreet Station at leturning from Ostend on following days For full particulars apply to King THE OAEDXNAIi WOLSEY leaves OLD SWAN LONDON for HAMPTON COUET at calling at all FABE Paesengers are cautioned not to purchase tickets exeept at the Booking Offices on the Piers or at the Offices of the Thames Steamboat ISM TSLE OF sunny best JL and most popular of holiday fares tromall London Excursion and Lodginghouse Lists sent Postcard to 27 TJRA V HAULS DirectorGeneral fMKE SEASON TICKETS OPEN DAILY 11 to 11 60 YiiAUS OF TiTOt MAOKSTYS 60years of British 60 years of British Includmg exhibits graciously lent by Her Majesty The jueen and the Prince of Wales 60 years of British 60 vesrs of British Music 60 YEAHS Ol BlilMSHWOilENS 60 YEABS OFBBITISH GOyearsof britlsh 60ynus of British Sport PICTDKESQUE IHE COBONAT1ON FA IK OF Grenadier Dan Godfreys EXHIBITION OliCHESTBAL GIGANTIC WHEEL 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DAUGHTERS MABBIASE I O I FOB your SONS STABT in BUSINESS or rH And issues every desirable form of Life Insurance and Send a giving your and you will receive which mil interest Head Office for tbe United 17 General TRITICINE FOE FUBWISH YOTJE HOUSE or PLAT ontoHGitAJSS OLD ESTABLISHED INSTALMENT CAPITAL necessary to furnish your Any amount supplied on easy Price List and Catalogues Address LONGMAN AND 170 to BBW HIM iM klibl UCOKOMICAL NO worth iu o 0 per izu 10 0 i3U 01 IS Q ilbo 1 ti 50 0 0 So large lirstpajmentsj A full Ihreeyeart Goods aeliverea ireejii private Strict privacy Catalojiuea ATJTION kindly note the words HACKNEI FUB NU COKKANX over We are tom to notii our customers beinKBiisled intpobher Tbe HACKNEY fcUttNlSUUfa Town Hackney iside the new Towii TUTU to right on leaving Hackney HACKJSTEY Please note hours of which are from to except ou when we close at tour Telephone Telegrams A SIAMESE King Chulalongkorns English education commenced when he was about eight anc ahalf jetaB of and in the following romantic way His the Supremt King of waa not only a good San skrit but sagacious enough to reac correctly the significant signs of the not only in British but particularly in the IndoChina He saw France little by on the ancient Annamesa and slowly eating her way towards his own on the flimsy pretext that ignorant Oriental rulers conld not be tolerated by a progressive and civilised France had first gone to Cochin China to convert the people to am ostensibly to protect them from their enemies after having gained a secure footing in the she made war on the above and finally conquered that extensive country lying for some seven hundred miles along the shores of the China This in and after three years of pohtlering the late King of Siam openec a correspondence with his Consul in Singa pore concerning the education of his family the end of which was that the Consu heard of a lady in that city whom he thought would be just the person to under takesuch a responsible This lady was not Miss Leonowens after a few interviews with the Con received the following letter from the English 26ft Grand Royal To We are in good anc satisfaction in that you are in willingness to undertake the education ol our beloved Royal And we hope that in doing your education on us and on our children whom English call inhabi tants of benighted land you will do your best endeavours for knowledge of English and and not for Christianity as the fol lowers of Budda are mostly aware of the powerfnlness of truth and as well as the followers of and are desirous to have facility of English language and more than new AVe beg to invite you to our Eoyal Palace to do your best endeavourmeut upon us and our We shall ex pect to see you here on return of Siamese Chow We have to William and to our Consul at to authorise to best arrangement for you and Believe Yours This letter somewhat startled and while still in much doubt and perplexity as to how it would all end ske was called on by the captain and chief officer of the British steamer Both had been in the Government service of and they strongly advised on no to take such a leap in the But being encouraged from other quar ters in the lady fully made up her mind to depart by the next which she did in company with her child son and two native On arrival at Bangkok she saw over the houses the conspicuous roof of the Eoyal the scene of her future and soon EETUKN OF SECEET SERVICE TO THE QUITS YOU KNOW Secret Service is of as some affect to regard itran epochmaking Nor in some as was his Captain can we dream of thinking of Gillettes appearance on our boards as apocalyptic of a histrionic The play is assuredly a dexterous thrilling piece of stage and the player did certainly contrive to get certain vivid effects in a quiet and natnrai quietness and naturalness are not exactly tfae keynotes oi Terriess Both he and his Miss are apt to be rather noisy and rather last night at the Adelphi actor and actress in the matter of thun derous stereotyped and stagecentre scrupled not to under line their points at times to the very verge of You at the the drama must be raited or depressed to the recognised plane of Which is as much as to say that the performance must be loud in conventional iu and slow in And though subtlety and plausibility now go by the blood and passion are infused into the play by the new Lewis Dutnont and the second Edith of cannot give such an account of the spyhero as we might expect to get from an actor of nervous sensibility like Wiflard or Courtenay He makes no attempt to supply an he merely presents Adelphi hero authoritative and But his splendid voice moves you now and then 03 Gillettes never and his lovemaking seems tobave gained a new note of And Miss we may borrow a favourite phrase of restores the lost balance of the Her emotion in the opening acts is so strenuous and convincing that yon realise for the first time the etats tfdme of Edith menial and emotional vacillation between lova and suspicion and con But could not the actress look more youthful and more picturesque Harry Nichollsplays the and though his appearance as a grizzled and bearded warrior seemed to afford hilarious amusement to certain underbred persons in the can truthfully say that he moved none but injudicious to of that we care to see the popular in the character of a It is difficult to conceive of the erst colleague of Herbert Campbell as an officer and a gentle And it is distinatly unkind of the Adelphi management to assign the actor another military Crengh Henry makes a sinister and vigouronfi and plays up to Terriss Cap tain Thome in impressive and Miss Bella Pateman brings her welcome refinement and varied experience to the part of melancholy whose share in the dramatic action seems to consist in the angelic duty of aacendingand descend ing a stair In we may admit tfiat the in effably tedious comic relief a pretty of ruined by silly business of troxuers shortened and telegrams undespatched safe in the hands of vivacious Georgie Esmond and boyish Marsh these players make no attempt to mitigate the funereal hnmours of their By the it were best to rectify cer tain absurd sartorial anachronisms in the pre sentation of the Some of the actors were quite innocently wearing and ties of the present year of The Killaroey Town at their regular monthly meeting unani mously agreed to present an address of wel come to the Duke and Duchess of York on their visit to the district as guests of the Earl of few weeks The Duke of Devonshire yesterday proceeded to Black near Beachy to in augurate the new water supply obtained from Friston for An was pre sented by the mayor and Corporation to the who in reply congratulated the town on the possession of a splendid new supply of THE KING AND THE elaborately fashioned like a dragon at bow and and profusely emerging from the Propelled by many and showing two flashing torches at the this boat swept alongside the steamer and discharged a proud who swayed himself with the absolute air of a He was followed by a dozen moment they stepped upon the sprawled before him like so many with their faces pressed to the every Siamese mem ber of the steamers crew doing the The though decently attired according to Siamese was naked to the and was introduced as His Excellency the Prime With an imperious air of command he beckoned to an attendant who crouched up to his feet as a dog crawls towards an angry and as in put the following questions Are you the lady who is to teaoh in the Koyal family Have you friends in Bangkok Where will you sleep tonight I said the that his Majesty would have made some arrange His Majesty cannot remember every thing you can go where you Stunned by such an answer Leonowens was just giving herself up to when another gorgeous barge brought off Captain B an English official in the service of the Siamese and this gentleman with much kindly assurance and cordiality in her to his as he his wife would be delighted to see On the f ollowing day the introduction to her the was to take His peculiar wish was to pass for an accomplished and tor this purpose he possessed a fully equipped printing press founts of ling ish At says I and my little boy mounted he marble steps and entered a brilliant iall I urged Captain to present me without Banged along the carpet were many and motionless forms all nobles or attendants of various His Majesty spied us from the and advancing quickly and abruptly Who Who V Who Captain also a nobleman of at once introduced me as the English joverness from The King shook and imme diately proceeded to march up and down ie hall in quick as if under with a final be halted in front of and looking straight at me How old shall you be Scarcely able to repress a I at once One hundred and fifty Standing thoughtful and embarrassed the King at length seemed to see the and again speaking in a high he what year were you horned To which i answered at In But the King was not to be and returned to the attack with How many rears shall you be married For several your At after recoveringf roma brown the King advanced and laugh Ha many grandchildren shall you now Ha Ha How many This caused general merriment to the three chief actors the attendants all the ime crouching with their solemn to he ground when the seizing my led me to an apartment where there was a very pretty and beautifullydressed This is my the Lady She desires to be educated in She is as pleasing for her talents as for her and it is our pleasure to make her a good English Ton shall educate her for Having returned with the King to the jreat Hall of he informed Lieonowens that he had sixtyseven chil You shall educate them and as many of my wives as please to learn And I have much correspond in which you must assist I The English Governess at the Siamese have much difficulty in reading and trans lating French for French are fond of using deceiving You shall copy in round hand for my ready Soon after this Leonowens was in troduced to the Heir pre sent King Clralalongkorn now our then a youth nnder nine years of Being the eldest son of the Queen he held the first rank the Kings and is spoken of by Leonowens as a handsome boy of medium of a symmetrical and compact eager to and easy of in His the having been dead about one he was left ii charge of a great a cheerful who implored Leonowens to instil into the mind of her King that was to purest principles of Christian faith and Books and Canon Newton tells us in his boot Twenty Years on the Saskatchewan Stock that Eusaia is laying down the Siberian Bailway in order that she may in Canada the extent of conquering can tell Only if that be the sly Muscovites little why did he give np Eus sian North America He should have kept Canon Newtons interpretation of Kussian politics need not deter one from reading this book which is a really interesting with its picture oi what the great NorthWest was less than a quarter of a century and of what mis sionary life in it then Newton says almost about his But one can understand what they The author of this volume was born for his The Pacific express soon lands the traveller from Ontario at Edmonton in the But less than twentyfive jears ago the journey took five months sometimes And there were savage Indians on the At the earlier time Edmonton was a wretched little In 1897 it is a large and thriving or as a Yankee would call Canon Newton refrains from joining in the universal jubilious chorus about the union of English the Imperial and all rest ol Spenking for whieh be knows so he alleges that the Dominion tie none of the As the various provinces develop it is more than conceivable that some of them may make np their minds to cut the So the Canons readers are invited to A delightful picture of eighteenth century Paris is given in Pierre de Segnrs Life of published by Messrs of The ol Saint Honore to give its in is the first complete biography ol The Kingdom ol Hadames and ita queen was Madame who likec her and whom Madame did not nicknamed the Queen of Sheba waa one of the most famous of the Paris It was scarcely an exaggeration to call as a great French writer one of the institutions of Francs Josepli and a greal many more of the the plulo foregathered at hrfuee in the Geoffrin was a but a as her some times to their Madames tongue could be as sharp as which is saying a good The most brilliant talk in Europe was to be beard at Madatnes weekly where the company was small and totally unlike the droves of people who nowa in civilised appear at evening parties and at have nothing to rtW In earliest years there was no promise of such future fame as she She was the daughter a sorvingnmn in the Dau phins Her education was of tbe She educated from the book of In her fourteenth fear she married a prosperous more than thrice her Memories of the by Sister Mary is one of a of books which can nut be too widely is spine satisfaction to have been numerous and populous of It is a description of war as it really war stripped of the sham halo with armchair historians and descriptive Hedonists have glorified it war in all its loathsome horror and The published by is a record of the hospital work of the fifteen convents at and elsewhere during the useless and miserable campaign of fortythrqp years Sister Altiysius one of the Xhe narrative is in the soberest There fe no attempt in it at fine or literary artifice ofany It is all the more impressive on that What isthe heroism of of as it with sheer in comparison with the heroism of these who quietly faced death and disease in their most repulsive and performedtheir voluntary duty ithout reward or the desire for it Surely bere is no valonr like All who read about birds and habits are acquainted with Charles Dixohi speculation on annual mignatiom Anew work of his on this fascinating but still mysterious topic is published under the title of tbe Migration of by Horace fibtons general theory is that the direc tion of tbe route of migration is deter mined by geographical conditions that ceased to exist long in other is a caee of inherited Ages migrating birds acquired the habit of these landmarks under rieiv geological the impelled by inherited followed the ancient this is but a which Another work on the same pnbushed by is a little volume entitled The Migration of Birds a Constderation of Herr Gaetkes According to the latter some birds fly at the amazing rate of 200 miles an Whitlocts reasonings against this statement seem hard to Whit lock also rejects the statement that some birds rise to a height of Bashdalls University of Europe in he Middle Ages greatest work on its subject in the English too long and elaBorate for most It a history of madixval as well as of schools of Bashdalls classical Work has been used to some extent by Wells in his Oxford and Its pnb ished by Methnen and Wells s is an admirable little con Sned to mediaeval but summarising its down to recent times and the tion of Keble It is generally admitted a migration from Paris was the origin of Dxford University but not necessarily from a Paris What ii understood by a University did not exist in Paris until ong after Henvf the recall of English students from In the first years of the twelfth century there were learned ioctora teaching at In the first rears of the thirteenth there were three About the same time the schools at Paris were gradually hemselvea into an organic Oxford and Paris Universities grew np independently under like circumstances though there can be no doubt that teachers and students from Paris founded the schools vhich were afterwards developed into Oxford The first Oxford college waa founded by William de who n 1263 endowed a number of about twelve yean Merton became a fully equipped About a hundred hectares offorest land in the gorges of Franchard were destroyed by Sre on Thursday Another vhich broke one a little later on tbe heights of quickly spread over anextent of abbnV a hundred It continued all nigbl and throughout the flames spreading with terrible forming fe fiery barrier about a hundred feet in The forest piards and the troops from the garrison have Ken incessantly fighting the As rain began to fall last eveningit is hoped that their efforts to prevent the spread of the fin will be attended with ECHO The virtue of a man ought to be not by his eitraopdinary bat by bis everyday BLIISE The Session which closed yesterday is the as a fully legislative period the the and yet the most known for many In it is without a parallel since Glad stone took office in The Government have had matters almost entirely in their own and the languor of the fighting faction is shown in the fact that the leader of the principal of the contending Irish parties did not reach the House until it hac been prorogued eighty It must be said that the advantage of the Session has been with the whatever is be said of the use they made of Maddison has been returned for the Brightside and that is all tha can be It was generally expectec that he would have a but Hot suck a reduced majority as He was callec the compromise as it was thought that he would form a safe link between the Liberal and Radical sections of the It however soon found that he was too Radical foi oldfashioned and not Eadica enough for certain panting anc so between the two alienated both of which worked against he nearly came to the On the other the Con servative had much in his He had the influence of the Duke of who is Mayor of Sheffield he had the Imperialistic which has recently been fanned by felicitous he had the great wave of commercial pro sperity and the crest of national hopes that ride on the wave which the Conservatives say they have onhis side anc the Liberal Unionists of the in spired and to action by who is just now in the worked warmly for He was a good with wind and tide generally in his Hence his near approach to Gut of the eleven Premiers who have come to Europe this year two became personally acquainted with the Mr of New called on his Holiness the other day on his way hack and Sir Wilfrid the Canadian Prime is now on his way South to pay his respects to the head of his Of the two visits that of Sir VVilfric Laurier is far and away the more im as it has to a great extent to do the serious differences which have cropped up lately in Manitoba in regard to the Education Over this matter severe friction has been engendered be tween the President and the Roman Catholic communities in the A drinkingcnp of collapsible waterproof which goes the waistcoat ought to commend itself to cyclists and tourists whilst the rages as at The crystal stream and bubbling are not always got at by the primitive method of and drinking from the hollowed hand requires some practice to be In a good many people are perhaps not unreasonably squeamish about putting theirjipei to thei metal ffiat the invention comes at an opportune of New in the an interesV ing story respecting the intelligence of a While he was a student it was customary to wear a distinctive One while out with a number of his a horse came limping towards them then the animal singling out him stuck his nose against his Breast and held up a Examination showed a large nail embedded in the No one was at the time wearing the Badge except and the which had been under veterinary treatment appa rently recognised the Lord Tredegar has commissioned that clever Welsh Goscombe John to execute a model of a Hirlas to be ready for next years It is not the first timc John has been called upon to add to the art wealth of his native In 1S89 he executed a bronze portrait bust of Alderman for the Cardiff Museum and Art He is a frequent exhibitor at the Eoyal and he works in and Frank the skying of whose Venice at the Eoyal Academy was the cause of much comment this doesnot find himself neglected In Paris he has attained and now the Bavarian Government Ijave honoured him by purchasing one of his large canvases in Since visiting the East Brangwyn has become a vehement and something of an painting with full square Regular art training Brangwyn never He for a short time in the designing rooms of William Morris growing weary of the routine life he abandoned and for a short time went to reappearing as a of shipping At the present time Brangwyn is settled in where he will probably build him self a studio in the immediate The new Governor and Commandant of the Royal Military Academy at MajorGeneral enjoys the esteem of gunners for his military abilities and the affection of a lajge circleoutside the Royal Regiment for his qualities as a Major Lloyd was a prominent and popular officer in where he served in the 1882 and under Sir Gerald Granam in the far more serious work in the Eastern Soudan in when he commanded the Artillery at the battles of El Teb and after which he received the brevet rank of He saw active service again in the Nile Expedition of and was for some time Commandant at But the new Governor brings with him to in addition to his practical experience in the a solid iquipment of technical backed jy a wide and scholarly which will lave a marked influence on the nursery for officers of the Scientific The literary event of next and ndeed of the is the publication on Monday nest of Hall Caines new The The book has een under its authors hands for a full wo and he is said to have penned a ervent Thank God upon the last page of his Briefly the whose open ng scenes only are laid in Hall Maines favourite the venue eing then changed to is concerned with the rival influences of the Church and the stage of if you and Herein the music in comes in for much criti or it is of this form of art that Caines though first of all a hospital has some jo anxious for accuracy has the novelist leen that he has submitted his tale to the criticism of two experts in different de the and a lotable actor on the The love of i Socialist clergyman for the actress leroine is the and hedonists no the authors NEWS IN A With the Prorogation of nearly all the Cabinet Ministers Tbe Hussion chicken and Australian rabbit are still poured into the London The thirtyseventh session of the Crystal Palace Companys School of Practical Engi neering was brought to a close The Select Committee on Moneylending issued an interim report yesterday recommend ing the reappointmeut of the Committee nest An expoliceman named of waa at Koss Police Court terday committed for trial on a charge of A statue of the late Sir Henry Parkes is to be erected in the Centennial tha dedication of which to the public was secured by that General DiSan Martiuo and Colonel the two envoys of the King of Italy to Presi dent were received by the President at The band of the 1st Life wilt play selections of music in the tomorrow evening between six and eight Portuguese troops have again defeated and routed the insurgent natives in ilanbula and two of the principal have been made The bells of Windsor wererung yesterday and a Royal salute was fired in the in celebration ot the fiftythird birthday of too Duke of SaxeCoburg and Probate has been granted to the will qf the late Sir Thomas of Tbe estate in South Australia was sworn at and outside that Province at The workmen of the Penycraig and also the have received a months notice to terminate their Two thou sand men are employed Five owned by a Tunisian have been pillaged by Tripolitan Arabs on tha A detachment of cavalry has been sent to compel the Arabs to restore the goods Bathing at Porthcawl yesterday morning an underground firemaa from tha Albion Ponty got out of his depth and was The Prince of Wales left Cowes yesterday morning on board the which to Baron Ferdinand de who is Commodore of the Koyal Temple Yacht A bargeman named William aged 18 met with his death yesterday morning by failing from a barge off Paraffin Bow His body has not yet been re The French Council of State has annulled the decree of the Prefect of Constantino which de clared the convention between the Commune of Morsoll and the phosphate concessionaires to be null aud A demonstration will he held tomoprowon behalt of the sufferers from the fireinDrory A start will be made from Great Wild street at two Friendly societies and Trade Unions are invited to The Greenwich pension of a year for chief carpenters of the Eoyal rendered vacant by the death of James has been awarded to William superannuated chief Sir James Blyth has invited the Parlia mentary and other House of Commons to the number of about to a holiday Visit to his on August of the Edinburgh Uniter sity wasburied at Shoeburynesa full military honours in Shoebury The it will be was drowned whilst The Duchess of Cbnnaught and the Princess Marchioness of haveconsented to be present at the opening of tbe bazaar and summer fete in aid of tbe enlargement of tha East Cones Rational Schools on Tuesday 10th The Thames Police have been informed that a girl named Elizabeth Mary aged ten playing on the foreshore ot the river at fell water and was made for the but without result r The Victorian Cabinet have decided that the postage on letters intended ior delivery in the Colony shall continue be per If they had acceded to the request to reduce tha postage by one the revenue would have suffered to the extent of a Lieutenant Sir Charles Equerry to the Duke of who was appointed to Her Majestys ship Flora a fortnight was sud denly recalled by the Admiralty order to be in attendance on his Royal High iiesa during several approaching A middleaged woman named Anna Bond committed suicide at Teignmoufch yesterday by hanging herself to the knocker of the street who was in very good circum wan always worrying over her and drove herself into a condition of melau Ripe English tomatoes are now being tailed at various beginning at per Selected ones from wellfilled green peas ara sold at per peck and broad beans at and French beans are per and scarlet runners are getting cheaper erery Frank a Birmingham amateur who proposes to attempt the feat of swimming across the English made short trial swim off Dover and was so satisfied with his experience that he ex pressed his determination to make tha attempt ou the first calm day when the tides are favour The body of stock of was found yesterday near the gentlemens bathing grounds at Andrews She deceased lett the Koyal Ancient Golf Club house on Wednesday night iu com pany with another and it is that in the darkness missed hu after parting with his The London markets are well supplied with an abounding variety of Salmon is at least per dearer than it was a week but soles are less Halibut is the cheapest of tbe three principal fiat Conger eel is retailed at per Oysters are being though not yet in Whitebait remains at the same price it has maintained1 for per At the Liverpool Police Court Elizabeth Fay four dock named Patrick Patrick Patrick Ger and John were sentenced each to two imprisonment for ah aggravated assault on John Gilmure and his boma weeks ago Gilmore refused to leave the ship on which he was working when the union men did A bull which was kept in a yard at the rear of a house in Edmon yesterday suddenly broke its and attacked the tenants The ani mal caught hold of one child by the The mother had to pull its jaws apart to release the whose arm was badly The other child was also and both had to be tended by a Two policemen subset quently belaboured animal to death with their A Labour petition has just been forwarded to Lord by James of the Cotton Operative It is signed by more than 350 Labour and societies throughout United re presenting branches and urges the Government heartily to ccopeYate with the Governments of the other Powers in the effort now being made to secure by inter national agreement a stable par of exchange between gold and A LITTLE It is humanlr surprising that a religion should sustain itself age to age in the same race and We argue truly that such a restriction was needed as a not for the but for the infirmities of Judaism we argue trulv against he universal truth of Mohammedanism that it has never been able permanently to esta blish itself in any but ah Eastern But the distinguishing characteristic of the Christian Church has been that it bos assumed different yet not perished in the process that the however which separates Greek from and both from has yet not been wide to swallow up the common Christianity which las been transmitted one to the in like to recognise the influence of and political convulsions on the history of the Church nob o but to exalt its importance to men and to nations not to underrate itg but to represent it in its full Nothing less than one of the prime igenciesof the world so interwoven vith the progress of great or in its manifestations fall in so readily ith the broad lines of demarcation which Mature herself has drawn between the various branches of the 1mman TANLEY Eastern
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