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Centaur (Newspaper) - May 16, 1885, London, Middlesex THS MAY TUHBRIDGE WEILS FLY DBIVEES The third annual meeting in connection with this which now numbers nearly seventy and which has proved a great boon to the class for whose benefit it was was held on Wednes day evening last at the Young Mens The balancesheet was and showed that the total receipts amounted to this includ ing balance in hand from donations in box at members weekly interest on Savings Bank and The expenditure in cluded to paid to sick mem the balance in the Savings Bank being Only tbrt e members had died during the three years of the existence of the The balarce theet was The officers were The rules were altered so aa to raise the amount to be paid in by first and second class members and burial and providing that no driver over 45 years of age should be and the revised rules were ordered to be Votes of thanks were passed to the medical and also to the clergy who had so kindly assisted at the last Sunday night special to the sick and to the choir who rendered assistance at the The meeting after the singing of hymn number 380 from Hymns Ancient and Modern for Friendly with a vote of thanks to the chairman for THE BADGE QUESTION AT BOUBNE At a meeting of the Bournemouth ImprovemeKt Commissioners on the following Tuesday the Clerk mentioned that the Hackney Carriage Byelaws had been adopted and were ready to receive the seal of the But he had received a letter from chairman of a meeting of the Bourne mouth Cabdrivers held on the previous bad forwarded certain resolutions which were passed at that Clerk proceeded to ex plain that after a conference with representatives of the the committee thought the objection of the drivers to wear the badges might be met by their being provided with a smaller kind of which they could carry with them but would not be bound to wear outside their Ihe Local Govern ment held that the commissioners had no power to make such a after further deliberation the committee thought it better to revert to the old The drivers had taken upon themselves in the meantime to put the badges into their and the commissioners had so taken any official notice of that but as a result one man at all events had plied for hire as a licensed although he had not got a White They wear badges in almost every other dont they The Clerk There are several towns where they do not compel drivers to wear Hntchings thought it was no very great hardship on a driver to wear a Beechey said the chief objection was as to the size of the If neat about the size of or a crown even were provided for the he did not believe there would be any objection but they did object to wearing them when they were almost the size of a small Many of the drivers were and they thought it a It was considered that a better class of men might become drivers if the badge was done away White said he should not be ashamed himself to show that he was a respectable Fisher said he was sure that not one of the commissioners wanted to force these men to wear badges if they regarded it as a mark of All they wanted to do was to provide a ready means of detection in case any of them should do White thought it was a question of and said two owners had told him that morning that they did not care whether they wore badges or After further discussion it was decided to affix the seal of the Board to the byolaws for confirmation by the Local Government Some discussion also took place on the cabstands in Meyrick and a letter baring been received from complaining of the former and another letter from Nelson Beechey concerning the Letters which had been since received were also Fisher observed that while he would not say one word against C or he wished to point out that wherever they might put cabstands they would be enre to be objectionable to There was excessive difficulcy in find ing accommodation for the and they were in this difficulty some persons complained that certain cabstands had no cabs on and others complained because there were cabs on The Commis sioners had been endeavouring to provide for the extra cabs by relieving some and supplying otJrer He thought there was a great deal of prejudice against They were not no men were but he had been in Bournemouth two and a half and he had never had asingle uncivil word from one of White said he could endorse nearly all that Fisher had Except ing two or three drunken ones the cabmen were a very civil lot of and the two or three would be civil enough if they did not get The Horse Committees upon which the discussion as to the cabstands was A BUSMAN BUN OVER BY A GAB IN HAOTEBSHITH BROADWAY AND KILLED An inquest was held by Diploefr on Tuesady at the West London Hammer touching the death of Alfred Charles Val an omnibus aged living in Stud who met his death from injuries in King on the 21st under circumstances detailed in the following Osmond was chosen foreman of the James bottle beer deposed that deceased was hia His age last birthday was and his employment was an omnibus Henry a licensed stated that on the 21st of about a quarter past nine in tire he waa in a cab in Kingstreet going towards Deceased was standing with his face opposite the White Bear talking to a man Witness was going to put up his stick to discharge the driver when he saw the deceased step backwards off the curb against the back part of the which was pulling He seemed to roll on to the which struck him Witness felt the cab go over and he jumped Deceased was not sensible when he was picked up he was hurt on his The man deceased was talking did not come to help who jumped put of the cab on other Deceased to the hospital at The man deceased was talking to seemed to be a Robert living at a cab badge stated that on the 21st April he was pulled up by his Witness was in the middle of the road following the his fare put up his stick for him to pull up on hlfl off and tfithess pulled He did not see deceased till he staggered off the pavement close to the horses Witness could not say deceased was talking to any body or walking When he saw him stagger he called out to but could not pull up the cab soon enough to thewheel going over The as near as he could was about four feet from the Examined bv Vallance My fare was an ordi nary IJiad not had him more than a quarter of an I brought him from QlouceStefroad and could not have been Vallance I that it should not g6 forth that my brother was under the influence of The Coroner I think we may say he was not under the influence of The jury The jury then returned a verdict of Accidental The funeral of Alfred V allance took place at Ham mersmith Cemetery on Thursday Not withstanding a very heavy a good number of people assembled at the cemetery to witness the inter About twenty drivers and conductors were present to pay their last tribute of respect to one of their former The body was conveyed from the residence of the in an open car provided by of the general undertaking arrangements being entrusted to The car was followed by three mourning containing the immediate and four or five cabs and The funeral service was conducted by the cemetery the Much sympathy is felt with Vallance and her two children by the omnibus and cabmen of the town and We think something should be done for and shall be glad to help in any move THE OMNIBUS MEN AND THE CAB i DRIVERS On Thursday evening last a wellattended meeting of omnibus employes was held at the Blue White to hear the final report of the general secretary to the Amalgamated Cabdrivers concerning the steps the society has taken to admit the omnibus and it was satisfactory to hear the pro posal had been and that the cab and omni bus men are now one This must be gratify ing to the latter to know they are now linked with a society of and one that has proved so beneficial to its There is no doubt that half the cabdrivers of London have been at omnibus I may the whole of them know something about it so that they are aware of the wants of some sort of pro tection for the lastnamed body of They know exactly how they are escorted through the streets from corner to something after the fashion the cabmen are through the principal streets of the when a shilling is to be The meeting was attended by a large number of some who have been in their present employers services a number of I am glad to work together in a liveandletlive and no will stay with them tor years to providing the masters can struggle on and keep their omnibuses in the Of course we sincerely hope they will never be run off the at the same time it is a well known fact they have to compete with one of the largest and most powerful companies in but the men now seem to see that if there is any justice to be had in the streets during their emplov ment they are entitled to an equal no can be obtained by proper such that has been wanted for years past for the benefit of both masters and When we consider the vast number of licensed men in and round they ought in a short time to be able to boast of belonging to one of the strongest and most useful societies in WHO IS MOTHER SEIGEL She is a lady by the merest has made a most valuable and she is creating the wildest enthusiasm all over the and every body is talking about her and asking WHAT IS MOTHER SEIGELS REPUTA TION and she tells them to read the thousands of something like the following from Perkins A WONDERFUL Grove Your medicine must be the most wonderful dis for during my experience of more than twenty years I never knew any proprietary or patent medi cine in such universal favour and It is simply and if I were to send you an account of every statement made to me in its you would have to publish a separate book to contain my testimonials Signed THOMAS And then people WHAT DOES MOTHER SEIGEL DO GIVE RELIEF AT I find the sale of your medicines increases every and everyone speaks well of them that tries I know a lady that attended the Female Hospital in Sohosquare for some with pains in back and and and could take no but got no benefit from any of the medicines they gave Before she had taken all the contents of one bottle of your Syrup she felt and is now quite Signed THE EFFECT WAS Medical I hear people constantly speaking very highly of Seigels There is a case of a young married lady in Anglesey who had been suffering from stomach asthma for a long who had consulted some of the best physicians of the but without deriv ing any She was daily getting but at last a friend persuaded her to try Seigels She procured a and the effect was marvellous she rapidly and now she is as strong and healthy as ever she has Signed WHAT IS MOTHER SEIGEL GOOD FOR DOES NOT BESTOBH THE BUT SAVES THB of Sep 1884 I introduced your medicines into Dunmow almost as soon as they were brought out in I sold in a short time eighteen pounds I have known many grand cases of permanent cures as no case of Notwith standing many Mother Seigels Syrup holds its own I believe it a good medicine will not restore the dead to but it appears to save the living from A CASE OF QRAVBL It has always given me pleasure to recommend your medicines to my and the results of their use have invariably been most I could furnish you many One case just now occurs to my A constable of the police force of where I for many years had a was a patient of suffering from a bad attack of He was persuaded to try Mother Seigels He purchased a bottle at my and by the time he had taken half of it he reported himself to me as quite The effect was simply Signed J ACCIDENTAL DHATH OF A DUBLIN City held an Inquest at the Meath on the body of a hackney car named Patrick aged 50 of Michael of Charleslane deposed that he was walking through on Sunday when he met the deceased driving his The latter offered him a lift as he was wsing his and witness accepted the 3 they were turning into at the corner Of which there was a large the deceased pulled up his car and in doing so was flung heavily off Witness lifted him up and found he was in He drove at once to the Meath Hospital where it was found that Wall was suffering from a Severe fracture on the He never recovared con sciousness and died at the hospital that A verdict of Accidental death was AMERICAN WINSTON IN HIS NEW The New Haven Review has the following ia a recent issue AN ATHLETIC Clever work by an amateur class of to see more of the same kind at An attempt to elevate athletics in New Haven and The sporting club and clerks were pretty well represented at the athletic exhibition of Robert Winstons class ia boxing at their Chapelstreet club rooms last young men in the class are although some of them dis played cleverness almost to qualify as pro Winston had charge of the He is athletic trainer in Yale in the place of young Frank His home is in and has made a reputation by winning several prizes across the He is less than forty years and organised the class which showed so much pro ficiency last night soon after he arrived in New Haven last Among those present were James William John Con nolly and Fred There were half a dozen contests with the each consisting of three Several settees formed a hollow in the centre of which the pupils showed their skill with the soft Winstons bout with William a wellknown was about the cleverest setto of the The exhibition was the last that will be given per haps until next It was the fourth one given since last and was probably the most successful The class will not break up even if the sessions have terminated for the The pupils in conjunction with other wellknown athletes of this city will have occasional summer meetings at Hamilton These will probably be under the supervision of Winston and will include all popular events at such We are glad to see Winston gaining an American THE PRIVILEGE QUESTION AT 2 i The railway companies at Lincoln have resolved to adopt the London cab commencing on the 1st and to charge a fee of per week each for a limited number of at the Great six at the for hire at those The companies each find an inspector to regulate the what was much keep the entrances free from The pro prietorsof the cabs deposit per as security for the good conduct of their A SUICIDE IN CHURCH Great commotion was caused among the congrega tion of a Protestant church in the Rue near the by the report of a pistol shot while the service was A Swiss Her mann aged a teacher of languages by pro had just blown out his brains with a crying aa he put the weapon to his Down with hypocrisy Truth for ever The female members of the congregation were thrown into a state of the wildest and made a precipitate rush to the Two doctors called who found the unfortunate Keller still He was taken as soon as possible to his but died in short BI8MARCKIAN Did the Berlin Maohiavelli believe that the terri tory of Angra Pequena teemed with mineral and was that why he showed himself so covetous of the country It almost appears judging from the statements quoted by Engineering from a German No sooner did England renounce her claim to the territory than Prince Bismarck started a partv of Freiberg under an expert named to explore for Before favour able reports came to hand that Pohle and his gang bad got to and were quite convinced that Angra Pequena was a veritable Tom Tiddlers To demonstrate the correctness of this they forwarded to Berlin for analysis a number of samples taken from the more valuable beds of and there seemed every likelihood of a Teutonic rush to Angra Pequena becoming the foundation stone of Germanys colonial the erpertsat where the samples hare just been are quite of a different opinion from Herr Their verdict is that most of the specimens are nothing better than barren while in the eases where some traces of ore have been it would be almost impossible to work the beds from which they were taken without making a heavy So ends the dream of the metalliferous wealth of Angra Even men of blood and iron make mistakes at when with matters beyond theprovince with have been accustomed to DEAD BODIES IN THE In the course of an inquest held at Woolwich on Tuesday on the body of a young man named who was accidentally drowned by falling out oi a boat into river it was stated that the body waa found tied by the leg to the mooring chain of a barge at the Royal the attention of a watchman on the floating being called to it by some men who sailed by but would not stop to take it on Police constable coroners informed the Court that since the county justices had refused to pay rewards to persons finding drowned bodies watermen had avoided and it was now a common understanding among people employed on the river that they should leave dead bodies He had heard that this body had been floating up and down the river for two or three A brother of the deceased added that there was every reason to believe that the body had been The Coroner expressed regret that the legis lature had not found time to amend the law respect ing dead and feared that the present state of things might hinder the saving of Repeated instances had occurred to prove the scandalous conse quences of the Princess Alice but repre sentations and deputations to the Home Office had been all in After some little discussion it was decided that the jury should address a memorial on the subject to the Every artist was once an This fe not calculated to make art popular with the we r In the High Court of Queens Bench before Justice Grove and a special Weedon the Gaslight aad Coke Company was an action brought by a cabman to recover damages for injuries sustained by Mm by the overturning of his cab in driving along a road belonging to the com and leading to their works at The defendants did not deny that the accident occurred but alleged that it occurred through the plaintiffs On May the action was tried before Justice Denman and a special when the plaintiff obtained a verdict for but the Di visional Court on the 5th of July granted a new on the ground of The hearing of the case occupied the attention of the court nearly three days and in the result the following questions were left to the jury 1 Was the plaintiff a trespasser 2 Was Oie plaintiff a licensee 3 Was the plaintiff guilty of contributory negligence To the first question the answer was No to the Yes and to the third by the omission to light his His upon these entered a verdict fox the FASHION So far as womens dress is concerned exaggeration is the order of the day although persons of taste can manage to avoid the eccentricities into which the multitude is prone to and yet to present no singularity of these bear unfortunately but a small proportion as compared with the number who follow blindly where fashion and foci her to the top of her These latter are always ready to add the one plume more to the already over trimmed hat or the one inch more to the heightened heel of a boot or Their appearance is grotesque aad amusing to the laughing while saddemng and pitiful to the weeping The headgear is high and the height of the trimmings being apparently in proportion to the excessive which gives the bonnet or hat the look of having been gummed to the sides of the In contrast with this and the tightened waisfc is the immense protuberaace that marks the skirt below the waist at the which some someone has recently compared to the flying buttress of These as a French journalist styles are not even consistent with each The length of the flattened head gear contradicts the bunchiness of the and the wasp waist that is in close proximity to this mass of folds is rendered by them even less probable than it otherwise would Perhaps worse than either of is the unnatural deformity produced by insertingartificial prominences in the front of the One would gladly ignore such mistaken and vulgar but they refuse to be They thrust themselves upon the chal lenging the admiration they can never Those who supplement nature by such extraordinary methods as the above may well be supposed to be entirely devoid of any sense of the fitness of The idea proportion or true symmetry can never have entered their shallow To their apprehension grace is a convertible term with Nothing beyond what is worn is needed to recommend any however hideous or unsuitable to They sprawl huge checks over their marking both the real and the supplementary out in Or they con tent themselves with merely horizontal or other perpen dicular not chosen with any regard to the fitness of stripes to the exigencies of but merely influenced by thedicta of the fashion journals as to whether stripes run round or down this It is the wealthy who are the greatest sinners in all these misusing their superior The poorer classes ape what they think so novel and so very Their leaders ought to know The followers can scarcely be ex pected to do These still further exaggerate absurdities of the models they slavishly and the bulging backs of dresses to be seen in Westbournegrove on a fine day for shopping are a fitting corollary to those to be marked in Hyde park in the Still lower down in the social no one can be surprised to come upon still further or to see a grimy little person wheeling a with a penny periodical in her an ostrichlike waggle about her and an eagles feather thrust through the folds of mangy velvet in her battered the brim of which is edged with gouty Every woman of education who encourages the senseless absurdities of fashion in her own costume may see in such unfortunate little girls as the one who know no a dis torted reflection of as she appears in the eyes of persons possessed of common sense and a small modicum of It is fortunate that we have a bright reverse of the medal to which to The eccentricities of fashion are by no means encouraged or copied by the great ladies of our as an the dress worn by the Princess of Wales on the occasion of the opening of the Exhibition of Here waa no grotesque The folds of sof lyfalling cash mere and dotted with pale fell round the graceful As there was no undue compression of the so there was no sudden terracelike projection beneath The costume was made to fit the wearer and not the latter moulded to fit the The bonnet was clostv and of course The whole exactly suited to the the the and the Royal was seen and marked by thousands of our But how many of those thousands will endeavour to imitate its ladylike grace Will they not rather try to emulate the loud keynote struck in the toilettes of other ladies who were whose toilettes suggested the fanfare militaire of brazen throated trumpets or the rattling gfere of some set piece in fireworks To be conspicuous rathe v than well dressed seems the aim of too many of our middle At our London playhouses a glance round the stalls and private boxes will suffice to tell the spectator who are and who are not of good social TLe former wear dresses Jbigh to the throat and quiet in Too many of the latter appear in lowcut their heads decked with their necks and arms glittering with To these an evening at the theatre is an an opportunity for But such display in public isin the worst just as are those bumps and ex crescences with which the women of our middle1 classes disfigure themselves in their walks They do not realise that all this stuffing and these elevations and are but the elabora tionof A welLdressed woman has one ideacarried through out her This gives it a simplicity in the midst of its costly richness that is unintelligible to tho who endeavour to attain a similar result by Ear other The small cushion stuffed Bne hair that throws out the folds of the dress at the back is replaced by a cagelike construction of steels and that wriggles about at every and over which it would be impossible for the most skilfully draped folds to look Where Worth or Red fern would place one knot of the fourthrate dressmaker crowds on three or and is under the impression that by so doing she is increasing the That dress ought to look she re theres five pounds worth of jet trimming on Everything is gauged by the cost tasteia simplicity at a And it is the same in the matter of All your bonnets have green in and I cannot wear re marked a lady to a it is tho was the and youll like it after youve worn it a few She evidently thought this argument and was both surprised and hurt when the impracticable customer insisted on a headgear guiltless of Purchasers who have the courage of their opiniona are They are not Bonnets and gowns are prepared for those who blindly take what fashion flings to If ten inches of bonnet trimming rising above the brow in a slightly backward sloping line should rather astound a small purchaser whose height is a little over five she is calmed by the assurance that the trim mings in question will make her look The real effect is to make her waist appear to be exactly in the middle of her entire bonnet If Englishwomen would only believe that these ugly exagge rations are not adopted by ladies of but are by them considered as the livery of the ill they would perhaps feel no inclination to waste their money on what neither adorns them nor marks them as being welldressed save in the eyes of the poor girls whom their gaudy example The very bestdressed woman is she who keeps more or less to one adapting it sufficiently to the in novations of the hour to prevent its becoming con She employs a firstrate who knows exactly what she what number of dresses she will need in the In making her purchases in Paris this modiste bears in mind her customers and brings home with her some articles that are subdued in rich in artistic In making her Besses it is recognised that no humps nor be inserted a view to the unnatural ttistenaiKj qf The dressot such women may not always be poetry but it may at least be described as smoothilyflowing without any suddea jerks or hiAly Daily THE BEAUTIES OF A Nipped Midlander recites the pangs of as inflicted upon him at Malvern within the last day or thunderstorm and hail of the particularly venomous east wind of seveEal hours snow and sleet on and a thermometer as low as with a promise of more In the midst of such he is it oat of place to write in the Arcadian and pastoral style on the beauties of spring We the Evening Standard do not know that it There are still men amongst and even find spring very be the temperature what it They do not fear even a particularly venomous east If Nature suspended her operations of the season when the weather turned uncomfort in the pastoral or Arcadian method of treating the subject would be But the processes of Nature sustain no check in the month of May from any lowering of temperature short of thirtytwo degrees the flowers grow cease the birds change their and the eggs hatch just the As an instance it may be named that a very tender variety of Erytrina turned out into the parterre a week ago has not ceased to grow through the hardest should not journalists celebrate the merry month of if so inclinedP Individuals prefer or blazing No one questions their right to do but it does not follow that spring is not a delight ful season for those who feel more sympathy with If anybody wrote of sitting on the lawn at with Chloe in evening dress of muslin by ones that would be not only absurd and exag but also For the though a nipped Midlander may not credit there are per sons who delight in an English May with its east winds and WILLS AND The will dated ISSu of Sir Thomas formerly of E Gloucester and for many years for who died at on March 18 was proved at the district registry of Lancaster on the lilst by his Lady and Sir Thomas the present the executors named in the The value of the personal estate amounted to With the exception of a few unimportant chiefly to domestic the property is bequeathed to the said Sebastian Bazley onlyjjhild of the si bject to the for her of one half of the total annual income to the Dowager Lady The Irish granted at of the will dated 1857 of Sir William Compton Doair late of Hey Ballinak Queens who died on 20 to Dame Caroline the and sole was resealed in London on the 8th the value of the personal estate in England and Ireland exceeding After providing for the payment of his funeral and testamentary the testator gives all the residue of his property to his The will dated of Colin Mintpn for the northern division of Staffordshire from 1874 to late of who died on 8 was proved on the 23rd by John Fitzher bert the Herbert the and Samuel Herbert the the value of the personal estate amounting to upwards of The testator gives to bis Louisa Wilmot per for subject to reduction if she raarriea enters a convent or or adopts a con ventual and on the oessar therein of a relatives interest with the furniture and at if she does not elect to use a fur ther sum of per for life he confirms their marriage and declares that the pro vision made for his wife by his will is in addition and not in substitution that in the Upon trust for his Jessie Mary and Constance each and all his real estate and the residue of the personalty to his said Provision is made in respect of his shares in the partnership businesses of Camobell and tile and Minton and china and earthenware The Scotch under seal of the Com missariat of the county of of the holo graph trust disposition and settlement dated 1873 of John of the Life Association of late of who died on 31 granted to Alexander the Major General Robert Farquhar Susan Foulis or the and four the executors was sealed in London on the 1st the value of the personal estate in England and Scotland amounting to over The will dated April 1855 of Doaa Francisoa del late of Sancti in the Island of who died ou June 8 at was proved in London on March 31 by Don Antonio Ysnaga del the the executor in second the value of the personal estate in Eng land amounting to over The testatrix leaves onefifth of her subject to the pay ment thereout of some to her Don Roque de died in her lifetime and she appoints as her universal heirs her Dona Maria de la Done Jose Don Don and Dona Maria de la The will dated 1872 of Don Roque de Lara y late of Trinidad and of Sancti both in the island of who died at Havana April was proved in London on March 31 last by Don Antonio Ys mga del the executor in the second the value of the per sonal estate in England amounting toupwards of The testator leases 1000 to be distri buted among poor mendicants and modest and directs that tho expenses of his funeral and burial be economised in favour of the same provision ia made for the freeing of twoslaves on the death of his wife and there are some other He names as his universal heiress his Dona Francisca del failing whom her legitimate Don Jose Don Don and Dona Maria de la Concepcion Ysnaga del The will dated of Colonel Frederick Gastavus late of Somerby Leicester who died on 17 at Abou was proved on the 18th by Elizabeth Alice Frances Hawkins the and sole the value of the personal estate amounting to over An imperfect statement of the contents of this wiU hasbeen given in some papers the following account may be relied as correct The testator appoints his wife guardian for her life of his under age at his and at her death appoint Lady Hawkins Whitsted and Valen tine Baker Pasha guardians of his said children should this last named appointment take then he bequeaths to them All his real estate and the residue of his personal estate he leaves to his The will dated 1884 of MaiorGeneral Charles George late of Rock who died on Jan 26 at was proved on the 23rd by Sir Henry William the one of the the value of the personal estate amounting to The testator leaves all his real and per sonal estate upon to pay the income to his Miss Mary Augusta for life at her death his property is to be divided into eightytwo and distributed among his nephews and niecea in various London ;