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Stents of this day vV0 mObk east - end III jsaa ARREST THE DEr: i - bBTIIEll 5. KAJA1I. V.P or ts TiBKTAS rndrtiER. U"rrEEX SAW AL1E. the rising ik zanzmar "lE prom racamoyo. MR MOKLKY AT IVM IRISH XATIO - VAL LEAGUE M1NGHAM. - t,tiV VEWS : THE TAIX TRIMS BLACK EXODU? ICII. AT BIU - FLCHJVETS REVISION (PILL. IENTIFIC THE KRAEATOA FJttTTIO.N HIE TREATMENT OT POLITICAL MOl)J - the times, Monday; october i, 1888. Uie further elucidation it ha now received In a! letter to one of hit colleague oL the 23d .jof Artril,' 1882, Mb. Fobsteb says '" as re - ' gards conditions of release of Pabn ell ami Co., 'f what wo want is not their promiae to try and ,4 prevent tjutragcs.but an assurance by which they willbebeundin honour before the public that V is.'anunflerUVingthat they will not themselves 'renew' a it - agitation to; replace the law of the land by their law, or to prevent men from the ' futfilmci t of their contracts or in any way, by! V Wycotti ig Or otherwise, to intimidate them' from tl s full enjoyment jof their rights.' What Mb. Glauktosx insisted upon accepting in place of this public assurance, with its immense significance for Vvery agitator and moon lighter in Ireland, was a prim to letter from Mm IVbxbll tjo CArtAix O'Siiea, to be shown in con fidence tolthe Cabinet, and binding the writer to bsdlutclf'iiothing at all. For Mr. GlaiwiotkI in such circumstances, to declare Mb. Forkteu a resignation an Unsolved riddle is simply to writWhiniscl; down as a man incapable of com g. the elementary dictates of political or of understanding why anybody icfc at anything that will keep him in the rHOTOc.rarnic Exinjtjmoy THE ITALIAN EXHiniTipK. MURDER "lSVEST3IIS STEIU FATAL BOILEK EXfLOSIOis' . nf rurscH CONGRESS : FRElLlMlKARY ' .ARTICLE. ( AWARM! AT THE fcfA REAtjljf SHOW. EUXTIOX OF LORD MAYOR. .THE COMMERCIAL. LAV, uufuiuH KIOT OF STRIKEHS AT ST. jIEXNE. rMU lulcrtiiommlv rlf. Brt rthiMUer. tt.OMlivu.tt.. HcUta. - . 14.J IuSUe School. , ClJlWul N ". Mlcilsool - J I - " . ..........t. t1l;tl I'HTi. CanbpS, it. ECts 1 r.t rn ui c'"b - Ewctios of Lord 1 . ik. Una J..b Rum u : TMKti F W4 l - nuli . Cutctil Vf B'alf t ?( It. AUrOio) - rr4r.pt. i l than an hour. The first body was found lying in Vara in Bcmer - strcct, a low thoroughfare lunning out ol Uio iommercul - road. The discovery was made about 1 o'clock in the early moming by a carter, who was entering the yard to j put j up his cart - The body ,ws that of a woman wun a uecp gaan on me tnroat, running almost jfrom ear to ear. hho was quite dead, but the corpso ! till warm, and in the opinion of the, medical experts, who were irbmptly llu peh'ondii: morality houll office. !e puLlish to - day an interesting letter from the Wiifotx of Mkktos, on the treatment of political I prisoners, .a Subject upon which lie i tli Uii) authority derived from the fact was a member, of tho Commission appointed by Miu Gladstone to inquire into the treatment of 'tho Irish Nationalists lm prikonsl in'lSC9 and" 170 by himself and Lord AlBtKbABK as Preniier. ami Homo Secretary. It is interditinj to .find that at that time Mr WLiiuiTosE had not made tho acquaintance of the! eU - rr al ja'nd immutable principles of justice whwh li ) aud his" followers! now invoke' for tho condemn itiiin of MA. Halfocii. Tho Commission wai not asked tolinquir whether the political prisoner i .tf thatj day wero subjected to the indigtit; - of oidituvry prison discijilino. That ak tak't n entinlyias master of coursp by the C insist it politi. fan ho now ojens thoflood - gatesof lis 'ex'ubcrui t rhe'onc Over tho imprisonment of Mr. Maspev - ixe o. - tho breeches of Mr. O'ilRiCN What tho! Coniu iss nn was asked by Mr. GtjuwTt) sctodeterminewas 4 whether thotrcasoo - ' .fcloilj 'prisoners ha'vo been subjected! to au ' fcxeep ional treatment inj "any way, or - have M jnifferl !any hardships beyond thoso. jincident '' to th) condition of a prisoner sentenced to f lenal servitude:" That lis Mr. GlaIisto.ne's MFor - rilik - standarfl of justice to political prisoners who SumfTlful bavb hjd the audacity to opposo him. They are prnarsu ' onta nit to bo treatod worse than prisoners !,.;Jj .n.i .;.,,),. n i;t;..i uaM - pnsonens nappon 10 vo people wno are;piariag llL n tin?rnsF.'ij came, and whose leaders have .1 rfafentii v.. i idutwitwd and captured him. he roes about t - Lrttm to Um nl ftrt Pvblu Ubrmrr . Tat TTMtaMt ttu ArmtT 8l' . Onl. Ttiuiol " I I it tut tl (1rJi Afln; Utrim tit fAaut A Bel U3x Hithvf. rnra (Muini itUi.M oii tw in irfartvnlom is not whollv reduced to an atlair ntJf - of roservatcr. - Mr. littx has admitted, in his ruUf - Lrttf to . 1 Iniu t 1. 1 fmli li t li.u .tmunoii - sputuic jlBHlittBo - suu f Trm4 AtTUTUUAIinuUMUn' Siwif Colums J Trad 11 Tie Ea.i.To. ErncmaK 4r nt Sta Fvnt't Cr ; Ti N to Cuokufc li t - atkra - ADVtxruUASTl (CkuitielJ U. AnssTtotaivn.rkrtMtttiM, Mautr. loM UfUrmt, - lHnnuU,U H.U.KubJ.UixUi. Ab. to Lt ui Irl U. Aiurfiiiiun (Tr "stioM, Wiai Awtwsl I he land with his outcries because the ways ain somewhat hard, and pressors, rem: summoned tb the! nlace.' the deed of blood must have been done not many minutes before, . The probability seems tb b that the murderer was interrupted by the arrival of 'the carter, and thatj he made his escape unobserved, under (the .shelter of the darkness, which was almost total at the spot. The efforts of the I police to trace the murderer have been without result as yet. They set to work without dblay. Their first attention was directed to tie inmates of a Socialist International Club, close to the place at which the body had been found, but thero was nothing to give ground for rf sscnjallo suspicion about any of them ; nor was there any one in the. neighbourhood of the lbcalityj on whom the guilt could be presumed to rostj. .'The body has been identified as that of Elizabeth Stride, a Jwidow according to one account, according to. another a woman living apart I Irom - her husband, and by all accounts beloneiiic to ihe ' unfortunate " class, Her movements have been traced up to a certain point. She left her house ,in Dean - street, SprUlfields, etwebli C and f o'clock on Saturday evening, aying that she was not going to meet any one in artichlar. irony ithat hour there is. nothing ertaihly known about - her up to tho time t which her hotly ,was found, Iifeloss indeed, ut not otherwise mutilated than by tho gash in he throat, which had severed this jugular ein. d must havo caused instantaneous death. Not soj the corpso of ihe second victim, - In his caso the nurrose of !the murdctcr.had been ulfilldd, 'and a mutilation inflicted of. thej same jnaturbj as that upon 'the' body of Ansie CliArkAN. . It was in tho south - western corner jof Mitre - square, inAldgatc.that the second body !wa found. It was beam the bedv of a woman. on 1 dgain had death Resulted frorrj a deep wound, acrpslsjthe, throat.. But in this instance the face' hid klso been so slashed as to render it hard I for the remains to i be' identified, and the ab - domeh had been .ripped ,p", and a' portion of the intestines had been dragged out and left lying abou , jthe neck.. Tho time of thej murder can boj sppri iximatcly. fixed, Tho policeman in whoso beat Mitre - squaro lies had passed the spot at - hic i tho body was found a little before half - ! past one. On his return beat, at about a quarter to tv , he found thojboly lying as we have said, so cut about as almost to defy rccogniticn. Tho deed of blood hod' been the work of a practised hanc . The body bore clear pYoof of1 somd anatomical skill, but the murderer had. been in a hur - r.andhad carried out his desi'cu in a mote ' duty with humanity and honour." This only provesihat. under Mr. Dalfour, as under former miuiltrators', a good deal cf kindly discretion is exerqiscd for the benetit pi political prisoners whose donduct or circumstances justify it 1 - 1 Mr. CnAMBERL.iiJf is a thoroughly woll - abuscd man r hldind a meeting at Birmingham,at which all the I 8peakc,irom me irucuicniio memiianunnereu, joined I in denouncing him. Mr . Jonx Morlet i his spoken three columns at Ipswich without iJ(RtiLa;ti giving biuch worth menticrri. and a Unzo nart of hls oiiation isj in thoi same' way devoted ,;aorl ; lvlsiu'! Ac r.Uit Coia - r'cta. S1m ICS DOS, 31 OX DA Y, OCTOBZ. Mt.Wirts Eeid's article on T uon ot tte accuracy ot the views cMncernmg p ForsTEK which Mr. Gladstone las somewhat rashly iirpuptcd. Ry'tjuclationj 10m a ffiemp - rtbdum for the informaticn of t is colleagues written in - Octottr. 1E0. it Is shoVn to be certainly untrue to say of Mr'. F uste'r, asjlR. Mr. Forstxr tfe denunciation of Mr. Ciiambxrlaix.. Ihe cicDlanLtion probablv is ! that at one time these bentlemen' thought he was altogether such las' themselves, and iheir disajjpoint - ent ht finding him less pliable than they supposjwl leads to strong language. It rcilly beautiful; to scq Mr. JUorley giving himself airs jof lofty1 moral superiority ancl qaotinb Mr. BrwniSu's ' Lost Leader." Bcfoid takindthat licejii would be as well if he were td nractiso as much virtue as would save him from and his Colleagues " in the currint number of the villgar UisihgenUousntss ot the party nacK v. . t ' : j ' I Vnaaillli ha ! tvht nwfirn trt what an extent ho nil agMa. been fuUlued t,o tho clement he works in, but j for him to pAso as a politic! : mentor li dccideillv grotesque I If Mb. CitAMBERLAtx said aro paid, he, no doubt, made S the Chief then shown hion to have Mr. Forsteb pointnrent of the man to as was proved ion when his Cabinet. Mk. that two stato - . mythical in the (Jladstose dcs sav cf him. that desire for the strengthening of the law to remain quiescent pending the result ctf Mr. Parxell's prosecution. It is further showh hat, before the issue of that prosecution was knwhj, Mr. Foesteb Lid - induced his colleagues to assent to bis view; tf the necessity for a Crimes Act, which.' was actually under discussion iu the House of Commons whin the end of the PaMsixl trial was reached. The supersession " SicEmtr " by Lou Sfences in an - cov.klly convincing las' had no existence in fact. It himself who proiosed the wvp criscxa, and he was hdt procure his own supcrstssionL a little later by his resigla policy was overridden ty thd pLAWTosi laboure - d. to show fcents made ly Ma. Reid are " siricttit secse'asf'imiortirigt itothetransac - tions ot an earlier period the ijel i of a later pne' These statements are tlat tUc Cabinet ,was divided on the subject of Mr. vi .sin's release at U.e Ume cf .the CnHfcRLAis - OlSii'EA negotutiocs, and that Mr. FiiitEB. stood firm .uiougn seeing that he mustl.Ud bcaUn., Itjs fully ihon that it ia Mr. GtLli TONE who triea - to cocstruct statements mythickt n the strictest esse, and that documents writtj - n from day to day ty Ma. Forsteb fully Uar put jb ith cf the jstaic - "r.s winch iU. Glalstone assa'il.s. In his very - 'trl: notice of the CMAMBLkliji - jSiiEA business. written on the very day it wasfdiscutsed ?n the Cabinet, he calls it a negotiation," as every honest man must, notwithstanding 31b. Glau - " i"iicu iiiii.uie 1 wora is( meaningless in . H" connexion. On the sarnie day he describes wb. Ijudstose says it is a ' Ma. FoasTER saw clearly jt . ocarn." j,t Jigry eontaina tha t.rlr clearly my two years' government of Ireland. is coining to an end." Ma.j (cawtose brings Mjaitist his deceased colleague - the injurious Large of Laving persuaded himself that the Govsrument had some, title tojkeep M.. Pab.veu. " gaol over and above that iinveyed to them by the words of the sUtuU.j JThe refutation is too long to skeUli here, but itjis crushingYoid niplete. Mb. G Lactose's charge is not only ntirely groundhjss, f.'ut it ji's without even colourable justification, and Lisa been made in the teeth of ample evidence to jthe precise contrary,contrary, - with which Mb. Glapskkk tnuat'neces - wily U acquainted. Mb. Feb' resigna - on is declared by Mb. Gladstosb to be " an unsolved riddle." It. was DeVer onv riddle to wjbody who followed the oriuous policy of v - .u.uti wutt rclerencs trt the Kilmain - the nam treaty. It wiU W a riddla. even to hardly remain much Mb. Glaimtoxb after TiinnK taamnn man inai wiin wmcn HkiinN bodr had been mutilatedi The best ; are brought to Uicir senses. Uur t - l rh.Wn of id.nlifieation - seems to - be from the cutU telegrams givo - no inaicaiion in uis victjm''s dress.of which a minute Idescription lai courso has been decided upon - indeed, a retii;e - has fled to join the Tibetans. This is held Calcutta . to necessitate either annexation the appointment of a ruler of bur - own selection. If the Rajah Lai abandoned Sikkim and irrevocably thrown in his lot with the Tibetans, one of these alternatives seems necessary. And yet the dangers of setting up a puppet whom we may have to organize an expe dition to defend hare so often been proved in similar cases, that the.Indian Government tnay; be disposed to take oo decisijre step until it is seen .whether second thoughts will sot induce the present Rajah to comeback.; It is not known how fir the Rajah, in the attitude which he has assumed towards the British, hat been acting ndcr pressure from the Lamas, to whom he is ound by on allegiance not less obligatory, perhaps, in his opinion than the loyalty which he owes to the British Government. - lie may have been more sinned against than sinning. and it would be as unfair - to punish him for conduct in which he has not been a free agent as im politic to set up in his stead a ruler whom his subjects will refuse to obey. Experience seems jto show that downright annexation is better than these attempts at king - making. However, tho Indian Government will givo due weight to all these considerations. A different version, it should be added, is that the Rajah is hourly exported at Gnatong, which looks as though his defection was by no means an ascertained, fact The more important problem concerns our rela tions with the Lamas, in whose hands the Rajah of Sikkim has been a cats paw. With regard to this, tho Correspondent who. has previously addressed us upon the subject of Sikkim sends an instructive communication. We have waited patiently to see whether the suzerain influence of China would be used to induce the Tibetans to abandon their hostile demonstrations, but we have waited ' in - vain; There - is every reason to believo tha't the Court of Fekin has exerted itself honestly in the cause of ncaee. The new Chinese Resident at Lhassa has shot his bolt, but to no pur pose. Tibet is a vassal of China, and the Chinese loso no opportunity of impressing the world with a belief in the reahtv - of their m fluence in the country of the Dalai Lama, but it's vassalage, one may suspoct, is. only tolerated by the Tibetans as long as it continues ad vantageoua without involving any corresponding obedience. Chinese influence 'having failed, we boldly altered our previous tactics of remaining on the defensive while, the Tibetans were throwing up earthworks, mounting batteries, and bringing up reinforcements. It was necessary to teach them that we could act the assailant when wo .chose, .and well Colonel Grab ax .has enforced the lesson. The opinion of our. Correspondent is that the British force will not stay on the Sikkim side of the passes, whero it would, experience the full inclemency of the winter, ' but will cross once, moro into the Tibetan territory, there go into Winter correspondent " HAkfrroxiAjr " pointed out to' 3I.R.C.S." that he waa needlessly alarming himself and others by supposing that everybody was free to insure the life of everybody else. A state of things in which; a MCllib could insure the life of MbJ Bejoos, br a Lrtrot that of Mb. Gold, wot Id certainlv .be cue in which no man could Call his life his own." But, in fact, the law is so exacting on this point that, under ordinary circumstances, a husband cannot effect a valid insurance upon the life of his wife. father cannot insure the life o Lis child, and wife or a child can only take but a policy upon the life of a husband or father if dependent upon him for support! It is therefore difficult to' see how the law could be amended in the ease of adults, not to mention thita gtown - up person is hardly ever quite defenceless 'against the j ill - usage or neglect of relatives whichr. it is feared, proves fatal to. so many children., It is just these poor little creatures whom Parliament inj its wisdom has chosen, to place at the mercy of inhuman parents. The Friendly Societies iActs elease parents who wijh to insure their children in an industrial assurance society from the re striction which it i considered unsafe to dispense with in tho) case of adults, jit isj true that tho sum in which a child' can be insured under these Acts is limited, and that certain ther - supposed safeguards are. introduced,! but. in the opinion of gpcl authorities, Iheylcave proved insufficient. The jlegalizing of infantile assnrance has opened an immense I field of activity to number of industrial Assurance societies, which send touting agents jfrcmjdoor to door. In return far a small weklyjjr jnoiithly payment, an infant can be insured It any age either up to the full statutory limit, oeffor smaller sum, nominally intended to proncie for the child's burial expenses in case of death Among - these societies or burial clubs thd com petition is keen, andit might be pondered where thair, profits come in, for the rate pf mortality among the children insured is, to s.iyj tljo .least. considerably above the. average, and atlargi proportion of tho policies become 4 claims." Probably the societies find their reward either in heavy premiums crjin the number of policies forfeited in default eif punctual - payment, j From the nature of the case it is impossible to demonstrate. that anyj large proportion of parents. I AnME ! quarters, and stay quietly until the Tibetans tint I fish' ttatriols mistake. But wel rather think that what h said if as that Irish agitators are paid and live allowed his by tUir agitati.n,which is a very dillorcnt thing1. and id literally true - J At least the world will haj: good arounus ip oeiieve ii, uniu mo cAjwuujAurB 6f thelfunds sent over Irom America, in, cheques, is Mil. Bigcar tellsjusj of thousands oi'pbunda at a tone, ishiore satisfactorily expkined than it pas ever. wen. jv. iub uiuui'j uisjijvj.,uu IVrnellile partyi aeiireraieiy wornvo nmkeuic pro gress land prbsperityfof Ireland impossible, resorting td the basest attaeks iipoii the foundations eif socie - fy in order to get motive power for. their in sane Imitation. These things cannot be put aside bv Mr. Moklet's affectation of a belief that ParnJllites lose by their political activity or by his delicate horror 'at the vigorous phrases in whicn Mb. Cham SERLAry, states ugly facts. Hi admlis it is about the only thing in hi speecn worth notice that " some of these men hb will not pay; their rent are dishonest. Exactly so., How knanyj of them are anything but jlishoncst 1 in presence of legislative condi tions! which lender unjust rents impossible and is hi el 1 them to a veK. great extent from the cot - 'seoutnees. 01 previous narzains cmureu invo with! their eyes open ? As a sample pi jib MoBaET'ss' general styloj of argument wo may select his! charcp of i inconsistency againit' Ma. 1 ChamberlAIjI because he remains .Dniobist aftcrl MrJ GlaUtose offered , to accent his condition of the rctentipn o Irish, mcmtiers jat testminster. Mr. Morl'et knows, very well that I this condition has no value except as Klocictlly involving the supremacy of, the Imperial Parljament, and tho collapse of AIR. Uiadstosbs scheme creatine an independent Irish larlio - ment and Executive. He knows too; and we all knoW that he knows, that Mr. Gladstone pfferfcd lonlv to make hisl scheme infinitely worso man befofe, byTetaming all its objcctionaDio leaiures rfirmen't 'K that and in addition giving Irish members that ,,;. tVnntWl nror cur affairs which we should have lost lover theirs.i Yet Mr. Morlet think - s it" llever and honesi deliberately to igncjre the difference, by way of making a point, in his higH moral manner; against Mb. Cn AMBEBLAiy " ' t ! Two more murders must now bis added to the blatsk' list of! similar crimes of which the .bast - end The Thol can of London has very lately been the scene circumstances of both of them bear a close reseinblance to those of the formertrpcities. victim tn'Iioth has been a woman. In neither robbery have been the motive, nor can jthe deed be set down as the outcome of an ordinary strefct brawls Both Lave unquestionably been muedcrs deliberately plannod, and carried but by the hand cf some one who Las been no novice to Ihe workj It was early yesterday morning that the bodies ot the two women were discovered, at places within a quarter of an hour's walk of one another, and at intervals of somewhat less been put out - The .inference is clear as to the agency in theso two almost concurrent murders: Theyfare the work of - the same hand. The inurf dercHinELizABETU Stride's case had no morn than timi to inflict thoj fatal wonndj Ho was then inteWuptedbut he j was not 'so jto bo put off fromj j tho completion of his abominable design. The opportunity soon offered itself. A sond woman of thd unfortunate class was accosted, was lured off !into a, quiet corner, and time - was found .for the hurried accomplish - men ; of the full deed of brutality. Beyond this we ire unable at present to go1. We are once again in the presonco f my storious crimes, fop which no adequate motive has been - assigned. The object was not plunder in neither case did Jio wretched woman offer any temptation for his. Tho circumstances aro such as tb forljiil the idea ofj revenge, Th6 victims seem almpkt certainly toj have been miro casual street acq'iuintances, picked "up by tho murdererr at the moi tent, and I not known to hirA before Have theii been tho freaks' - of a madman or the deliberate acts of a sane man who takes delight in murder on its own account, ana wno selects nis vie ims by preference from' the weaker sex, eitl er as the safer and easier t deal with or .as giv ng him the means of gratifying somo horrid ins Ynct of cjrueltyH - and perverted lust 1 The extlanation fferod by the Coroner in AjtsU Cn. l - han's cl.se is eouallv aDDlicablo in these. m ihera hia lrch bo much uncertainty tlirown upon it, and the facts oh which it rosts arc sb far unestablished,thatit isimpossibje to accept it as proved. j ' ' i I e recurrence i cf theso several murders at brie'f intervals of time, and with details more lor less closelyresembling one. another, makes itmoro than likely that the two murders of Sunday morning not bo tho last of their kind j There baa been much' system and method, and too obvious utal daring which cares little for the chanco of Detection. But if this is so, it becomes morally certain that the murderer must bo found put. H i had a near escape from the unlighted yard in Beniers - strcct. At' Mitre - squaro trio police must have been closo upon his heels. The fot th ii he gives proof pf ihe possession of anatomical skill does much to narrow the inquiry; .Kpi one man in a thousand could have played the part of Annie Chapman's murderer. In ono of these new cases, if not in both, we have cvideiico of similar kind. Meanwhile no means of detection shbluld be left untried. Twelve years ago a murder at Blackburn was traced, out by tho help of a bloodhound, sxd, thanks to the sagacious instinct ef tho dog, the murderer was. convicted d hanged. Tho ' experiment which was success ful at Blackburn might onco more bo of avail. any facts could be ascertained about the murderer's movements there would bo, at least, tuo which tho police might be successful in following up. As the matter stands, they are at . .. i . .1 !i t - lt i i tault, and must apparently swsii ueipiuasi mo perpetration of some fresh outrage to give them a renewed chance of getting on" the right 'track.. Our Calcutta telegrams show that Colonel Graham has tauerbt the' Tibetans a severe lesson. Driving the Tibetan troops in cpd - msion Iiom. paia 10 pass, "u iluikuu ujiuu them a loss estimated at 1,000 men, lie actually ilenctrated as far as Chumbi, in TibeUn territory. But as the troops engaged only carried one day's shpplies they have returned to Gnatong, their hoadauarters in Sikkim. The map which we riiiblish to - day will enable our readers' to trace the British advance into the territory of Chumbi, which, as Sir G eoroe1 Campbell has explained, the Rajah of Sikkim rules as feudatory of Tibet, although Sikkim iUelf is a feudatory State of the Indian Empire. The Tibetan army having been dispersed, the question arises, What next I The close approach of the winter partly answers the Question. Even if it were deemed politic, about which there is room for two opinions, tb push lur advance to Lhassa, the rigorous Tibetan winter, which, it is said, no Indian soldiers can withstand, would keep our troops sUtionary' for the present. The most pressing question relates to the government of Sikkim itself. According to oor Calcutta Carrasnondeat, the Raj Ail ment from Gnatong is spoken of but it has obvious advantages. Tjo climato of the Chumbi valley, it appears, is sufficiently temperate to have been the regular wmtcnng - place of the KAJah pi Sikkim. If an. occupation of a fertile portion pf their territory produces the effect, anticipated by our Correspondent, of causing the Tibetans to sue for peace, so much the better. Hut here we pnter tho region of hopes, which may or may pot be realized. Tho Tibetans have shown them selves such .an obstinato foe, not1 offering, indeed, much effective resistance when attacked, but coming Up smiling after each knock - down blow, .that we cannot reckon with any confidence upon securing their, submission by sitting down in their country. Moreover, if Chumbi, although nominally Tibetan territory, is really governed as part of Sikkim, the Lamas will no the conscious of such an overwhelming sense of loss as would bring them to terms. If the return of spring finds hostilities'still prevailing.the expedition to Lhassa is still open' to us. This may become a necessity but it is a necessity ' which we hope to see avoided, .ot to speak of the military difficulties and dangers of such 'an expedition, and not to mention tho embarrassment in which we should bo involved if, having shattered the government of the Dal - ai Lama, we found ourselves con strained to become responsible for the peace of tho country, - it is possible that our advance thither might cause serious complications with China. The Nepanlese, General who has been interviewed on the subject, and whose aim seems to have been to magnify at onco tho resources of the Tibetans and the value of the epaulese Government as a diplomatic intermediary, heed not be taken too seriously when ho gives it as his conviction that " the Chineso will assist " the cause cf a tributary power, whatever their .' professions." But the courre which pur rela tims with China would take if we went to Lhassa is impossible to forecast, and this consideration alone must cause the Indian Government to weigh ell the reasons beforo taking so serious step. We are rather prone as a nation to count a war as finished because the enemy has been crushed in the open field, forgetting that guerilla twar - foro is the chief resource of a semi - savage nation opposed to superior weapons and discipline.. Taught by our experiences Bur mah, we shall hardly make tho mistake of believing that all is over inSikkiin and Tibiet except the shouting: Yet some attention may be use - full v directed to the question what treaty, if any, would be acceptable to the British Govern ment as the price for withdrawing its troops It seems to be agreed that sucha treaty! ought to provide for the opening up of trade with Tibet. Tho throwing open of Tibetan markets is not an object for which we should have commenced a war with Tibet. But, as the Lamas have made hostilities inevitable, it only re mains to insist upon a satisfaction; which' shall stand us in some practical stead. It is supc fluous to say that the Lamas will be bitterly averse to relinquishing their old trade mono polies, which depend upon closing every avenue to British trade; and probably some severer humiliation than any which has yet be fallen them will be needed to convince them of the necessity of surrendering privileges which are so lucrative to themselves and oppressive the people of Tibet. Tho discussion upon improper life insurance, started by ' M.R.C.S. " in these columns, sti continues. This morning " Rcnrs Scores narrates his experiences upon the subject, and makes some suggestions for grappling with the evil. The principal form which this abuse tak is the insurance of infants' lives, which, as the recordJ cf criminal courts and coroners' inquests show, offers terrible premium toinfanUcide, The - cases are far more rare in which the same motive operates to shorten the lives adults. As long as human nature is what it there will always be few such cases, nut, reauirine that the insurer shall possess an " i surable interest"., some interest measur able in money in the life of tLe insured, the la has taken everv possible precaution against any abuse of life" insurance in the cose of adults. Our lount to more than a few shillings, there are in - dividuals to whom even this naltnr snmeonatittttaa a temptation to neglect .from which their children ought t3Le saved if possible. "Xife insurance.1 indeed, in the words of the ReoibtbjLB - Gbsbbax fifteen yearsago, M desirable benefit as it is, when applied to nun earning incomes ceasing, "at their death, caxmot be applied to the lives cf ' helpless infants, who. instead of producing.are f consuming incbme.wTthout the gravest risks." The suggestions of " Rcrcs Scorvs " for purging infantile insurance of its abuses are valuable if it be considered necessary, to preserve a custom hich has taken such deep root among Pour industrial classes. But many people may be of opinion that a sufficiently strong cartas, been made out for assimilaticc the law of insurance with friendly societies to the law by which in surance with other companies is governed. COURT CIMUJsAR. BALMORAL. Srrr. V). The Queen dravejsat yesterday morninr attended by the Hon. Harriet Pbippa, and afterwanU went oat atttnxled by Lady Ampthill, and in the afteraooti Her Majesty drove with PriseeM Alice ot Hesse to Abrrgeldie awl visited tta Princess of Wale. Prince - Henry of Battrobers;, attended by Colonel Clerk, went to Internal! sad joined - Sir Alrrnon Borthwiek ia a grease drive.' " " Earl Cadogaa left th Castle yesterday Wvrninjf, The Hon. . Harriet Phippa bis also Iaft, and the Hon. Evelyn. Moore bas arrived at tfca Castle as Maid of Honour in Waiting. . StrrxxsER 30. Tha Queen went oat. yesterday raorninf attended by the Hon. ETlra Moore, and in the afternoon Her Majesty drove, accompanied by Prioress Alice of Heass and attended by Lady Ampthill. Madame Albani Gye bad the honour of linjinr before tha Qaeea and the Royal Family yesterday afternoon. Her Royal HibneM the Duchess of Albany and Princes Frederics were present. Mr. Captain and the Hon. Mr. Gye and MiHl. a Jeunese accompanied Madame Albani Gye. ; Prince . Henry, of - Cattesberjr. attended - by Colonel Clerk, joined Prince Albert Victor of Wale at Glen Mnick in a drive which Mr. Mackenzie had for black fame. A REAL WELSH BISHOP. TO THE EDITOR OF THE TTMES. Sir, From the point of view of an Englishman who has known Wale well for more than a onarter of a uccumb to the temptation thus thrust in their century nothing can be more forcible and apposite way.i , it can be no more than a matter oi j uau u remark, of your nelsa trraspoodent." grave suspicion. Evfen a Royal CommissioO, with The eneraUej Bishop or St. Asaph lays down office special powers of granting indemnity to j both tler& lnd ai bia .. . .. i 1 . i resignation reates a rreat opportunity. May Lord witnesses, might hive a, difficulty m getting at SlSUbufg rfgt 0Te iJmm J, the exact truth. But, if absolute proof n par - For geoeration. if not for centuries, there - ha. bees ticular cases is beyond cur reach, the available no real Welsh Bishop of the Church of England and' evidence warrants a moral conviction thiNjVales ; no prelate in the Principality speakioc the infantilo life insurance claims its hundreds, i ton of the people and a point c rreat importance perhaps its thousand's, of victims annually Now ; Poatessias re people', native eloquence and power of 1 , ., ... 1 - mj : j i - i. . I speech. The masse. of JInUHia isltmwm do no and then tU crime of chlld - miirder is brought by tbe .enee of e and oxrndinf . what home to parents or tuardians ioM criminal court. . bishop is ; they see anJ oeeasioaaUv hear Eneliahmeai Store often tho absence of any! sufficient evidence i who, like Concop TUrlwaH, have learned the lanfnajs. of malice compels the prosecution to be Content j as they themselves have learned English ; but they with a verdict of manslaughter. But each class of know too well that this is not tha langaare of the conviction is rare, and,, if the ase against infantile assurance rested on the criminal cilendar no ton.Me imprruiTeQM txh u eome. fro alone, it would be liardly enough (to excitejappre - the Up of the Xoneonformist preacher ; it U the ehrver hensipn. It is rather more serious whenlwe get ; talk of a scholar trying to steak like a WIshasao to coroners' inquests. How common, yet What a This mongrel Anglo - Cambrian talk never foes homl terrible indictment kgainst a parent, is the Verdict and the Welsh clergy feel til a. rarely a the fanner, of - death from napral cause.,. Mtei by the TTJt ,.1 ' want of proper food I " Her, indeed in the ! "1 ..t - hi. 1m. - d Uoau th. . kilf opinion of mical officers with spial expdrience, I WM so engaging, genial, and so mjaeh beloved.1 we have a brief epitome of the. operation of Cocnop Thlrlwall's sermons attracted attention whea delivered ; when published, howevkr, and read in cobs blood Welshmen have said there was a gnat Veal isj them which was not Welsh. 8 nth men good thouglj they are and grammatical though they may be, do not reach the heart and understanding ; they saay raSce f man f th W lilVA. Kilt eSJl trflmT BilllliM consciousness that its death will bringltncm a which the Scotchman calls " aasrchisf "to the manor small pecuniary benefit and relieve them from ! the moo nt ain and the mine. th anvietv of a child whose aprSararjce does I observed to a Welsh incumbent the other day thaC them no and leads infantile insurance. Some childish malady pulls tho child'down. Already, perhaps, weighed down with a large family, the parents begin to neglect the ailing one. There may be tiothing amounting to positive ill - treatment, out tho lxiety of a child whose appearance does 0Mrvea . a niun incomoeai am nun ay w ho credit blunts their natural feelings tbe are not many men of hu, eioUi whoeoeJdrb , . . .i. , . .. .. J rr? considered persons of much mark and dntmcton. Why eads to ar habitual inattentiorf. The .. vrh.i v - child pines away ind dies. A.certificate (Jf death i lgemeot naTe we? Are not th highest prises of the pro - remains to be obtained. It may be that, when ! feasioa entirelv oat of oar reach t Welshman are made the child was tak troubled herself although whethe en with its illness, the mother canon rand archdeacons, bat how many are made to get B doctor's - presmption, deans, and are any as au maoe uiaoops i i nsa ae: it was made pT not i. answer for him. and I eoald not bet Meet tha, It was mode up or not IS . - .h Tr - ,,.h Walahm - a aim another matter. Confronted with - his own signa - ! cated and entirely destitute of native ture as evidence that ho was consulted on the eloquence, are not real Welsh Bishops and deans. And case, the busy doctor nils up tne.ionn wmcn is ; DO fact is more certain thaa this that the umrcn of to enable the insurer to claim the insurance England and Wales will never make way with the money. - More rarely the attempt to1 get a niasae of 'the Principality until Welsh sees are debtor's certificate fai and .boroner'inque.t - has to be foed. The chances are that, unless . . tceiatman a of the Irishman. t they have behaved with extraordinary crdelty,the 1 Welsh Bishop woold all every church lm the parents will pass this ordeal sifely. Few cases j diocese ; the open air woold resound with their teaching; come into m Court of justice. The evidence is and roch prelates would possess iinmense personal necessarily too vague to give any prospect. . , of conviction. Thus the whole mass of lease, m wgan g0 distance to hear them, and would which foul plajH might be suspectea It bolted for tt - first time in his life, know what a Biahoe rthrough a series of sieves of ever - diminishing j i The Anglo - Csmbnaa prelate has had his .turn and done hi best ; he ha failed because faihire ni io. eritaUe, and all because be was so much Anglo and so) li ttle Cambrian. Lord Salisbury haajnow a great eppon tonity, and it U to be hoped hu will profitably oe hi and appoint no man to the vacant see who wa. not bora, reared, and taught ia the Principality, sn4 no nan, moreover, who is sot endowed . with the native eopiaandL It wilt be a bright day f or the WelaH clergy and laity when they have a real Wslsh Bishop, one of themselves, one who knows Wale, and bar people, her customs, ideas, and aspiration. Yery truly roars, Septembers. VALERIUS COB YC3 fineness, and the few pebbles - which aroj left are no index tb thol multitude.o( particles which escape. The effects of infantile insurance con best be measured roughly by a comparison of vital statistics. We" do not pretend to have examined those of most recent date. We shall content ourselves with referring jto those collected by the (Royal Commission on Friendly Societies in 1874, observing that nothing has since occurred to encourage the belief that the startling pronprtion which they established has disappeared. By ddta then supplied by the Reclstbab - Ge - vbbai. it Iwas proved that, in' certain districts in the north of England, where industrial assurance societies wejre most active, infantile! mortality enormously exceeded the average mortality of children, for the same ages throughout the rest of the kingdom. Tho most tern bio tact esianusneu dj mesa ngures was that the death - rate of infanta in such dis - trictsM - ounded jup directly the second year of life was 'entered that is to sat, directly tho period was reached after which, and nop before, according to local practice, a child's death brought full benefits to the insurers, jlf proof were neeaeu mat mis excessive monaiuy uunug tho se:ond year was the reverse of the (ordinary mlp it micht La found in the statistics furnished by Mb. Deebb this morning ofj infant, mortality in his parish. Mu Debxb's jpbject, however, is to show that infant mortality is sometimes driven up by other causes thin insurance, which is, - no doubt, true, but does not help us I mcch Under the circumstances it beccmes aj question wVi ether the relaxation of the law exacted in favour of benefit societies should be allowedto. continue. The desire to secure tb their children a decent burial in the event of death isj a' praiseworthy motive in itself. 1'eoplei in humble life cling superstitiously to the modern fnniral, with its expensive paraphernalia, and the J tradition doubtless contfibutesHa foster their self - respect. Insurance cf Ian infant's life with this simple object is one form of thrift, although not the most useful form. It cannot, for instance, be compared witb the " endowment - policies " to which "Rrrrs, Scores " refers, and which are pro - ducfiyeof scchj happy results in Germonr. Theen - "dowment policy" insures io a 'boy arprorision for putting him to some craft, or to a girl a small dowry upon her marriage. The life policy confers no benefit whatever upon the child. If it represents anything more than an Indemnity against burial expenses, it acts as a direct stimulus "to Impulses of inhumanity, which in some parents are too powerful already. And although the i surplus of the policy moneys left alter PBji for the funeral often cannot To understand that the Viceroy of India has decided that his eldest son, Lord Clandeboye, tl shall accompany the .Mission to cabuL "The MnrisTBT. Lord Salisbury is expected to come to town to - morrow from Dieppe. Lord Cran - brdok paei throarh London on i - sUircsT.f mit to lieosted - iar - . siapiennrti. wnere ne wui siav,ior the remainder of the recea. Mr. Hemry Matthew; left town on Saturday for a series of visits in thai country. He was engaged at the nome Office during! the day. Mr. Wt II. bmith and Mr. Goccben have visited their respective offices during the week and hate left town sgain for their country seat. The Cbcbch IIocse. In response to on appeal from the Bishop of London, th Mercers Company nave granted the sun of !C2 10. to the corporation of the Church House. ' Brmjia. PEoexcrnoxs. At Wolverhampton orqugh Police - court on Ssturday a number of snro - teoases were beard coder the Betting Act, the Towa Clerk (Mr. H. Rrevitt appearing for the prosecution, and Mr. W. .Cobbett, of Manchester, dIendiag the accused persons. ewtoa Thomaa Berry and JosepB Mills, both living in the town, were charged with ssing a room mine ioeea uotei. noru - sireet. ion the purpose of betting. The evidence waa to the effretj that on Saturday morning, the S2d int a boroaga) policeman, disguised as a labourer, visited the hotel, which m situate opposite te Town - hall, and, on enter - ! ing the bar. saw two men sitting at a table behind e partition. Twelve person men, women, and boys fl entered the room within a period of 20 mintrtea. "Seven or eicht bet were mader Berry dealing with the money and the other delendant writing eawn uoi, name. A little later en aa inspector of police esteredj the room, seised the book, and papers, and arrested thej defendants. The. police inspector detailed in evioeacel the document, which he seised. Cpoa Mills he found a packet of cards relating to the terms oa wLich'betsI were accepted. Mr. Cobbett. for. the dafenee, orred that Mills only acted aa clerk to Berry, who described as th represeatatir of a Arm of cenuniesioai agents. The Beach fined Berry 30 and Mills DO, with) coat is each case, er ia defaalt three months' imprison ment - Arthur Char! Xerriaoa. landlord of th Qoeea'a. Hotel, was then charged under the Licensing Act with permitting bis premise to be used 'for the purposes of betting on Prsday the SUt 1 September. Defendant wa fined 5 and coat and his licence endorsed.' Edward Hawkias, Tantarra - stresl, Walsall, was eext charged withwsing the Saracen's Head Ina est the ISth of &irtember for betting - inruois. Defendant was fined 40 and costs, with th aJtsmative ef three month' imprisonment. Henry Taylor, Isadlerd ef the Saracen' Head Ina. wa charred ith perssiUing kiS licensed freaists to U awed for betting parso . the suatsaeas la this instance awrng laseed eader tee Betting Beose Act. A iae ef 135 and eeses was inflicted, or ia (UfaaH ef a dsstrus. three sseaaes' Aard.

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