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BLACKHEATR, GAZETTE, FB1QAY MARCH 25, 1892 Lee Chapel Missionary As9oei&ilon.—A lecture was given at the- Lee-road Baptist OhapeL on Wednesday evening on M A Century of Missions, 1795 to 1892," by Mr. Charles HoUIda*. OnlTersity .Extension 'at Unrlsham.-On Friday evening, Mr. J, A. Hobeoa, 3U., delivered the eighth of his course of lectures (on u (Treat Noreliste" at the Oourihill Schools, Lewisham. The subject WSJ u Victor Hugo 's Art of Fiction-" The Ber. Br. Bremley prodded. A DnxnhenOsh Driver at Lee. —At the Greenwich PoHce-ooort yesterday, Henry Owens, of 95, Brightfldd-roed, Lee, cab driver, was charged with "being drank during bis employment in the High-road, XJOO . He had to be attended to by Dr. Clark and was now fined or 40 days. UsslosAr; Meeting at Lee.— A meeting was held at the Belmont Lecture Hall, Lee, on Tuesday evening, . in aid of the missions to Central Africa, Newfoundland, arid Hawaii. Mr. H. Laurence, hoo BOC of the S.P-G. presided, and addresses were given by the Chairman, Rev. D. Trovers, Che Bev. J. L. Robinson, and Miss Mary Lewis read an account of the progress of mission work in Hawaii. A collection was made which -realised £5 14s. sfL FmBcral'OT-tfp.C S.Bontell.—The funeral of the late Mr. 0. B. Boutell, of BrownhlU-roed, Gatford, who died suddenly last'week, took place on Friday- The -first portion of the seririoe was held in Bt. Laurence Church, Oatford, and the choir, (of which deceased was a member), to the number of 46 were present. The officiating clergy were the Ber. E. C. Robinson, Ber. W. Hock Longsdon and Ber. F. Sparks. The interment took place in-the Lewisham Cemetery. A number •of splendid wreaths and crosses-were placed on the coffin, sent by the clergy, ohnroh ward ens, and sidesmen of 8t Laurence, the St. Lanrenos Cboral Society, the choirmen, the Oatford Conservative <21nb and the choir boys of St. Laurence. Fart &U1 *Motual 1 Improrement Society. —On Monday last Mr. J. H. Tbornbery read a paper on tbeHonse of Judsh and the House of Israel, in which ha endeavoured to prove that the Bngli'sli «pe*Jriagraoe* were the descend ants of the lost ten tribes. A lively discussion followed, in the course of which the Rev. A. F. Joecelyne, Messrs. Dotfcis, "Watson, Harper, Cleaton and •others spoke, controverting the opinions of the •essayist. At the close of the paper v literatare bearing on the subject was distributed to the mem- hersby Mr. J. H. Thornbery. Mr. 6. W. Dodds •occupied the chair, and Mr. Stringer sang Stephen Adam 's song, "Mona." Stealing a Gaat — At the Woolwich Police-court •on Saturday, Patrick, Murphy, 18, of 98, Fox berry road, Brooklsy, and James HnlUven, 16, of 14, Edward-street, Deptford, were charged with .steeling a goat, velue 10*., the property of Robert Hoere, mason, ef Cemetery-lane, Shooters HilLwho said be was informed that two fellows had gone off with his goat- He went after them and oame •p with them at a distance of a mil*. They left -the «oat and ran in opposite directions, bat were •caught. Prisoners said that they nerer stole anything in their lives and intended to take the goat back. Mr. tJershem : I suppose yon were taking- it for a walk (laughter). His Worship remanded the prisoners till Thursday. Granville .(Lee) • Cricket Quo.—The 25th annual meeting of this club was held on Wednee- •dey night at the Mansion House Restaurant, Queen Victoria-street, City. Mr. Frank Hersee -presided. There was a large attendance of members- The chairman stated that during the last season, out of 67 matches played, the club won JW, and lost only nine. On the motion Mr. Mason seconded by Mr. A. D. Parry, a rote of confidence in the committee was poased, also a vote of thanks 4o Mr. Taylor, the secretary, for his services. The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows : —President, Mr. Richard A. Clover; vioe-prosidenta, Messrs. H. R. Ferry, A. <J. Hubbock, W.-K. Henderson. Frank E- Hersee, A. Lindley, W. Lund, H. G. Bmallman, C.C.; •captain, W. Edwards ; treasurer, E. Furze; vice- -OBptain, J. Wilson, junr., F. E Lander; committee, E. Croeskey. B. Ellis. F. E- Glover. C. J. M. •Godfrey. A. R. Layman, P. P. Lincoln, W.E. Poulsom, Joseph Wilson ; secretary, R. F. Taylor, -assistant secretary, B, F, Gordon, Sir «eorge JUry'i TOIL—Sir George Blddell Airy, of the White House, Grooms-hill, Greenwich Astronomer Royal, 1855*1881, who died on the 2nd «rf January, aged ninety years, left personalty of the value of AZ7rU>&- He beqDeaths to the Queen and her sncoepsors all such of his printed books, •engravings, photograph*, papers, and instruments as the executors may consider likely to be useful 1 QT -the purposes of the Bore! Observatory, or fit and proper to be pieced in Its Horary or archives, and also all maun script correspondence, official or private, which was in his possession relating solely «r chiefly to astronosnical or ^oientlfio subjects, or iotmsoonoernsof the Royal Observatory, or to the Observatory of the'University of Cambridge, and else bis bust by Foley, made at the expense of Miss Sheepshanks, to the intent that the said books and other articles may be delivered into the oastody of the Astronomer Royal for the time being, and to be retained by him and his successors in office for ever, -m and "for the nse of the National Astronomical Observatory of England In Greenwich Park or whererer else that institution may from time to time be located. 1 •rwekrey BeaeetloQ Case—At the Greenwich Police-court on Wednesday, Edgar Cable, iS, traveller, of 84. Foxberry-road, Brookky, was charged on a warrant for deserting his two children and leaving them chargeable to the Greenwich tlmon.—Mr. Taylor, relieving officer, •aid to December, 2890. the prisoner was in the employ of Mr. Robinson, who then carried on business as a wine merchant at New Cross, bat he absconded with some money, leering his wife and five children. Two of the children bad been chargeable, at an expense to the ratepayers of £4 15s. He had assisted the prisoner to give him a chance to obtain work, -and 'that was the return for it. He seat his wife no money and she heard no more of him until she received a telegram last week, which was followed by his arriving at'her hoase at Brookley.—The prisoner •aid he went amongst one and the other, spent his employer 's money, awd did not like to go back again.—U was stated that the prisoner had been serving on one of Uie F*encb oatUe boats.—Mr. Kennedy said it was a case of cruel 'desertion of 1 wife and children, asd com untied the prisoner for two months imprisonment. Plymouth Brethren at leaflet hsaoj —On Wednesday, at the Croydon Police-court. John Boutstex Cox vu sussesoned by Charles Bounett for riotous conduct at the Iran Ohapel, Strathmore-road, Croydon. Mr. Ed ridge, solicitor, said the defendant had for many years been a member of the Ply month Brethren fraternity, wbobeld •eta iocs tn this oha*Ml. Rome time since he brought a charge against another member, and it was 'Investigated by the cheroh authorities, who deckled against the defendant. He then sent In his ceaignation, which was accepted. On Sundaj morning last he thrust himself upon those engaged in the act of taking Communion, caught hold of the bread, oro moled it up, and scattered it He then turned the wine oup upside down and spilt the contents. All the congregation new asked was that the man should be boend over to keep abe -peeo*. and to stay away from the -ohapel. Mr. Charles Bounett, a trustee of the okapeU said defendant*had attended several tiu.es ascoe his resignation, and sat among the strangera^-The Defendant: I have sat with the members. I am a child of .(Sod, and as snoh among the mssaheri I mean te sit. In reply to a suggestion bf tee chairman es -to an arrangement, the defend aat said be would apologise to the congregation, bet not Mr. ftonnatt. He objected bo being boilnd over, but would .promise to keep away. The ease was adjourned iar a month, to see if dsf sndaet kept his premise. As defendant left the. court, be •exclsmed, to en -excited manner ,r My God told see <hii morning He weuM forgive me, and He has pet st into your hearts- te forgive me also. Praise the •Lord." Unveiling TsWets In the Belfry of Lewis- \&m Parish GfesLreh-—On Saturday afternoon last an interesting oeremony was performed in the belfry of the Parish'Church, upon the occasion of the unveiling of trre tablets recording the peals rvsjr therein by the Society of Trinity Tooths, up-n the oocasWns of the consearatfen of the Bishop of Lichfield, and the induction of the Ber. 8. Bsokersteth to tsis Tioarage of Lewiskam ; the latter peal haviDg been performed in the shortest time recorded in that tower, via. 2 hrs M mins^ each steal being Grand aire Triples, coma-rising 5040 changes. The oecssassy of unveiling, which was prseeded by a toeeh epoa the bells, and the reading of three onlleers br Rev. J. B. Tefgn- month Shore (himself as\ sethseiastio ringer), was performed by Mrs. Bioka «»tetfc ,wfco explained that owing to an accident to Us foot, the vicar eras unable to attend, and was very serry that he was deprived of the pleasure of being present. She was proud of the honour of being entrusted with the duty she bad performed, especially as she had the pleasure of hearing the led action peal, which was really very beautiful, and having admired the sausio of the beUs from withoat ,-was pleased to find tha,t it was prod need from snob a very nice betfrr within—Mr. W. BedweO, steepU keeper, etated that berwesi 40 and 50 thousand changes can be produced aeon sight beUs, and he ex- plairJsd that tea beUs would be capabk eTeloee onsm tap* millions, Mr. Bed well nmntiooesf^at hp b >d been hoping /or the dajr waesseosaj bell lore* .wbnld pneent' the . rsniarnins; .taho,- and so ooos plate one of the best peals in «jrigl|hd. T)ie oust would be about 440. A 'Very pleasing " tocoh " open the handbellsv and trial of earn* panologioal skUl by Mrs, Bisksrvtsth, brought the ' ceremony to a close. The tablets, which are oak- rrsined with gold lettering, are the work of Mr. H. Warnett (one of the rtngeri). one being pre. eented by the Vietf, and the other, as far as wurkOMSlhlp Is OSQdfCsed, fay the «aJEtr. FIRES IN LEWISHAM. Last Sunday morning at 1L80, John Hall, of 2, Clivo-plaoe, Bell-street, Greenwich, dn^corered that there was a fire in the ehop of Mrs. Loniaa Cornish, fishmonger, 319, High-street, Lewisham. He at once gave iiiformatloo at the poiice-etation, and the flre brigade from C3atford was sent for. The engine was speedily on UM«pc* > btrttbept>&» had extinguished the flames before its arrival. The fire wa» caused by an escape of gas frem a portable gas store, which was left burning on the shop counter, during the absence of Mrs. Cornish. The damage was slight and was covered by insurance in the Phomix Omce. A destructive flre was caused by the upsetting of a paraffin lamp on Wednesday night at 8.45 at 234a, High-street, Lewisham, occupied by Mr. James, Ay 1 ward, perambulator mancfacturer. Flames were seen in the basement of the boose by a passer by. who immediately gave information at the poBotf station. The brigade was at once summoned from Calford and promptly attended with a steam fire engine, but by the timo of their arrival the house of two stories and seven rooms waa completely gutted and the contents destroyed. The flre was extinguished at ten minutes to eleven by the brigade. The next house, occupied by Mr. van Pntten, civil engineer, was also very much damaged by fire and water. Mr. Aylward was insured in the Manchester Office for £660, and Mr. Van Pntten in the Royal and Phoenix. There waa a large crowd present and the police were in charge of P.*. 26 P.Foley. CHARGE OF FOBGERT AND FRAUD AT SYDENHAM. At the Greenwich Police-court on Thursday, George Motte, was charged with forging and uttering a cheque for £10, on the London and South Western Bank, Glapham Junction Branch, drawn in favour of John Craig, also with obtaining three bottles of whisky, value 10s., with intent to defraud Sydney Smith and Sons, grocers, Sydenham. Sydney Smith, jun., deposed that he assisted his father. On Friday, March 11th, the prisoner came into the shop about 8.20 in the evening, and jmentod a note rnirporting to be from Mr. Craig, an old customer of theirs. Witness had not seen the prisoner before. The note contained a cheque for £10. Prisoner did not appear to be quite aware of the contents of the note which waa sealed up. Witness opened it and read it to himself. The address given on the letter was that of Mr. Craig Witness said to the prisoner, " I see von want change for this, but I am not sure I have got It.'' Prisoner said he should like them to oblige him if possible, as there was a party on that evening, and there waa to be a little baccarat playing. Saving ascertained that be had not sufficient change, and thinking he was obliging a customer, witness went eut to a neighbouring tradesman, Mr. Glass, and got the cheque oashed^handing prisoner the money, A 10. Witness endorsed the oheqne in order to get the money. The letter brought by the prisoner also asked for three bottles of the best Sooteh whisky. Witness told prisoner that, and be said, " W.ll you send it up r Witness replied " It's very near closing time, and It would be Inconvenient. I'll do them np in a parcel if yon can take them with you." Prisoner said " Very well," and witness handed them to prisoner. Prisoner then said ** What champagne have you got 7" Witness showed him a list, and he selected a pint bottle, value 2s. 3d. Prisoner said he would take it, and asked witness to send op a case of Large bottles- Witness ordered the oase containing a doaen bottles, and sent it up to Mr. Craig's the following day, and that led te the affair being found oat. Prisoner s oonvsreailon with him was in rather a confidential tone. The cheque oame back from Mr- Glass. Witness never-had the money for It, and paid Mr. Glass the £10. He picked out the prisoner at the Sydenham police station from about 14 other men. At first he was not sure about him, becau«s he thought prisoner was a darker man, but on locking again, he was certain about him, and was so now. Prisoner: I have not been in Sydenham for many years. I am well known In Balham where I have lived for 15 years. A great mistake hat been made, or else I am the victim of some plot. Prosecutor further stated that the prisoner was wearing a dress suit, an open black waistcoat and white tie, and looked as if he had Just come from a party. Colebrook, where Mr. Craig, lived, was about a mile and a quarter away. Prisoner was wearing black trousers, a dark overcoat, and silk hat. Prisoner : I do not possess one. It seems very strange that you should change a cheque for a person unknown. I shouldn't like to do it Mr. John Craig, an India rubber merchant, of Colebrook, Locgton Avenue, Sydenham, stated that the letter and cheque prodaosd were not is his handwriting, and he bad no paper with a stamped address m that way. He had a son bot the handwriting was not his. He had no account at the bank on which the cheque was drawn. On March 11th he was at St. Leonards. Frederick New lands, in the employ of Messrs. Smith and [Sons, said on the 11th March he saw the prisoner walking to and fro in the shop. Witness was there five or six minutes, and he was sure the prisoner was the man. He saw Mr. Smith come oat of Mr. Glass's shop and give the prisoner the money. Prisoner took away a parcel with him. Witness went with Detective- Sergt. Bunting to Balbam and picked the prisoner out. On the night in question, be was in evening dress, and was wearing a watch chain that looked like gold. Cross-examined by the prisoner : 1 identify yon by your features Prisoner said be had seen the witness before in a Balham pnblio-houee, but the witness said he had not been in Balham for three years. Dot.-Sergt. Bunting: There are other acts of a similar nature supposed to be by the same man. Prisoner: I am a householder and have rived in the same house at Balham for five or six months, and in the same road for three or four years. Mr, MaT ^h*™: I shall want substantial bail- two sureties in £50 each, with notice to the police. Prisoner: I think I can manage to find it. CORRESPONDENCE. This Column is open to the discussion of all questions of public local interest, and our readers are invited to make free nse of it for this purpose. Letters most be written on one side of the paper only, and should be brief and to the point. BEG1STRATION EXPENSES. SIR,—Lewisham officials are a posxle to me, who tiavehad considerable experience else where. They ember do their duty, or don't, as they please. When tbey do their bars duty, for which they draw large official salaries, they are oovered with effusive votes of thanks. When they do as they like, as the Worfchone* master does, they are rewarded with eosaplaoent smiles. Mr. Orookford is evidently una ware of the fact, that the Clerk was no more responsible for the contribution received by Lewis- bass, from the County Council for Begistration Expenses, than Mr. Crooxford was hitoself. The Couofl were bound to pay it, and gars an mtima- tioa to dhat effect, and every district in London was treated In the same way. Like other districts, Lewisham had only to send particulars of amount paid, and receive a cheque In response. Tours faithfully, KTH «I POOR LAW GTJARD1AS. Higb-etaneet, Lewisham. Marsh lfth, 1892. THB PROPOSED INCREASE 15 THE LIBRARY RATE. SIB,—I observe in your report of the meeting of the Commlssieners for the Free Libraries for Lewisham that they are about to make an attempt to increase the rates for that Institution, but I have no fear of their being snooestful If the papers they propose to lasue are properly distributed and collected. That a free Library is required in a district Like this, I deny, and I consider It a great piece of cruelty to increase the expenses of the small shopkeepers, many of whom are obUgea to sit in a small room at the back of the shop nearly all day and far Into the nights-starring uid patching np their garments to enable them to meet their demands. It Is a perfect farce to say sueh poor people could find time to make use of a free library; and yet they are called upon to pay for others better off than themselves, to do so,and I sat sure If the well-to-do people of thk district could know what these poor people suffer they weald not wish to md books, at their expense, but would prefer to n for what they borrow as they hare always s, and will fill np the form with aa emphaUo "No." , I remain yours, fee,, MX —At. Lambeth fioiice-oonrt on Monday, William Greeeu aged 1*> of 14, r^udsaap-road; Upper rjorwood, was charged with steal leg, on the 19th Inst., from a stand at the Crystal Palace, an eleotric pin, value 5s^ the property of Messrs. Oathoart, Peto, and Bedford, electrical engineers and exhibitors at the Eleotrio Exhibition, Crystal Palace. Prisoner was employed to clean the stand. He admitted the theft-~-Mr. Hopkins remanded him for. an tndnsrrial school to be found to wWsb be might bf Mflttf UNION GUARDIANS ELECTIONS. To-day (Saturday), is the last day for receiving nominations for the sseoUou of Onion Guardians. Where there' is a contest, the voting papers will be delivered on the 8th of April, collected an the 9th, and counted on the 11th. LEWIS HAM 175105. The retiring Guard fans for the Union are: LXWTBHAM PAUBB. Canon Bristow, General Mould, Messrs. teuton, Orockford, Harvey, Lemon, Pringle and Wooff. and Mistea Hughes and Keene, besides which there is the van can oy caused by the removal of the Bishop of Lichfield. LKB PABISB, RST. F. H. Law, and Messrs. Brown, Soper and Warmington. BLTSAJI PABISH. Messrs. Howard-Keeling, Neats and Ber. T. N. Bowseli. SostiHATioirs. Up to Thursday last the .following nominations were received for the eleven vacancies in the Lewisham peri*h,the retiring Guardians being indicated by an asterisk: Rer. Samuel Bickersteth, vicar 0/ Lewisham. "Bev. Canon Bristow, St. Stephen's, Lewisham. 'General Mould, 39, Longtoo-grore, Sydenham. "Mr. B. J. 8. Beeton, 7 ,A« ber ley-road, Sydenham, "Mr. W. G. Lemon, Montpelier Lodge,.Black- Mr. F. Crookford, The Trosseous, Sydenham, "Mr. R. Wooff,Orookwood, Buahey-srreen. "Miss Keene, 6, Walerand-road, Lewisham. Dr. Lookhart, 67, GranviUe-park, Lewisham. Dr. Elliott, 5, Manor road. Forest HILL Mr. J. J. Matthias, 238, High-street, Lewisham. Mr. T. J. Williams, Oakland, Lewishun-park. "Mr. G A. Harror, 65, Loam pit-rale. Mr. Charles Childi, 72, High-street, Lewisham, ham merchant. *Dr. Pringle, 4, Granrille-perk, Lewfsham. "Miss Hughes, Ingleside, Wools tone-road, Catford- • No nomfnarioni had np to Thursday been received, from Lea pariah, bat it is understood that the Rev. F. H. Law, and Messrs, Soper end Brown will seek re-electtaa. Mr. Waraiington intends retiring, and 1 Mr. John Foster Howe is to be put forward in his place- Other nominations are also expected, se there Is a probability of a contest in Lee as well as Lewisham parish this year. LAND DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION THE LEWISHAM BOARD OF WORKS' APPEAL ACTION. In the Court of Appeal on Monday, before Lords Justices Lindley, Boweu and Kay, the appeal was heard of the Land Development Association from a jodgment of Mr. Justice Homer, dated the 18th of March, 1991. The plaintiffs are the owners of the Orerie-park Estate at Brockley, within the defendants'district. Part of this estate comprises a road, called St. Margaret s-road, which was formed by the plaintiffs' predecessors in title about 1979, and by them repaired and kept in order until about January, 1890, when it was taken over by the Board, but snbject, as the plaintiffs allege, to their right to hare entrance and ecoess to and from 8L Margaret's-road from and into a carriage road from Tressilian House. This residence »nd the Land held with it form another part of the Orerie-park Estate, and abut on and are bounded on the south west side by St Margaret E-roed, at a space between two houses (23 and 25. Bt Margaret's-road), the only approach to Tressilian House, which lies 197ft from St. Margaret's-roed, being by a road or way between these two houses. The plaintiffs called this way, which is 14fL wide, "a private carriage road or way," but the defendants described it as " a track." Tne plaintiffs are also in occupa- pat ion of Tressillian House by their servants or oaretalrers, and io the present action complained that the defendants had obstructed their entrance and access by placing a tarred foot pavement with a stone kerb and nhannal, which they threatened to continue, and that this 1 was not onlv beyond their statutory powers, but wms tn breech of some agreement or undertaking contained in correspondence between the Board and the plaintiffs' predecessors tn title. They accordingly asked for an Injunction. The defendants said that St. Margaret 1 * - road was a new street within the Metropolis Management Acts, and that tbey bad duly given notice and complied with other statutory requirements. Tbey also reHsd on the fact that, from its original formation until it was taken over by the Board, there had always been a stone kerb and channelling across the so called carriage way ; and they counter-claimed for an injunction founded on the fact of the plaintiffs having torn op the pavement and kerb. Mr. Justice Homer was of opinion that the action failed, the Lewisham Board having done nothing entitling the plaintiffs to damages or an injunction. His Lordship considered that the action was unjustifiable, as was also the plaintiffs' act in pulling op the pavement. The action was, therefore, dismissed with costs, and the Lewisham Board on their counter-claim hod jodgment for the amount of damages proved, and the costs. From that decision the plaintiffs now appealed. Mr. Horace Kent argued in support of the sppea]; Mr. Neville. QC. and Mr Bramwell Davis appeared for the respoadents. Their Lordships, without calling upon the Lewisham Board's conn sol to argue, affirmed the decision of Mr. Justioe Romer, and dismissed the appeal with costs. Lord Justice Lindley, in giving judgment, said that it appeared to him that the cose had bean lunched prematurely and under a mimpprehen- sion as to the true circumstances of U. His Lordship could not see. now that he had gone through the evidence and read the ouri rspnndnpon, that the respondents ever refused the appellants access to the road. Butwheappellsnts had insisted on their right to bare a 4Dit carriage drive. Thai the iwspoodents had refused. But tbey had never refused to give the appellants that which, in point of law, tbey were entitled to. No wrong had been done to them, and no case for an injunction had been made out. His Lordship thought that the decision of Mr. Justice Romer was right, and that, consequently, the appeal must be dismissed with costs. Lord Justice Bowen concurred. Lord Justice Kay gave judgment to the same effect as that detivered by Lord Jostice Lindlcr. F 0 0 T B A L L . CATVOSD Baincx v. CLAPBAM Borxns, — Played at Catford on Saturday last, aad woo by Catford Bridge by two goal and one try to niL Catford. with the wind in their fereer ia the first half, gained two tries, one secured by Taylor after a good run by Meredith, and shortly after this, Meredith dodged through all his opponents and poored another try for the home tease. A. H. Heme kicked goals from both these tries. In the second-half W. K. Calrer soured a try far out, Hnme just missing the major point. B. Harris also got over, bat lost the ball in a saasJL Tne Rovers played two short throughout, while Oatford B lajed one short in the second-half; Sessis • lile- obie having hart his shoulder. Oatford Bridge team : A. W. Badooek (back), L. B. Meredith, A. Hnme and P. H. Gee Id (three-quarter-bs^ks). B M. Waldoek and W. B. Calrer (half-backs). F, Golding (captain), H. Taylor. W. W. R. Jago, J. B. Dome C. Henderson, C. A. Batho, A. J. Pickett, J, Blair and Harris ( forward •). BLM3KHEATH V. R03LTN PARK. The weather on Saturday was delightfully fine, and a very large con coarse of people assembled in the Rectory Field, Blaokneath. to witness the match bet ween Black heath and Boslyn Park. The visitor* won the toss, and aeJected the goal at the Charlton end, thus having a rather strsog wicd in their favour. This was, without doubt, greatly to tbeir advantage, for daring the firs}' half play was almost entirely ebafined to the Blackheath territory. The visitors, however, were enable ti improve their position by sooriDg. After the change of aides, Blackheath warmed to tbeir work, and commenced ptesdng their opponents, and Johnston, on a fine catch, made his mark, sod by a splendid kick from tbe half-way line nearly succeeded in dropping a goat Still keeping op the pressure, Fagan crossed the line, and Johnston, taking the place, owing to the wind failed to convert. He wns, however, more successful a few minutes later, when he placed a goal'from a try obtained by Hubbard. The home club still had the best of the game, aad just before tbe close Fagan, by a fine run, got In again; but the place ki^kc was unproductive, tlaokhsath thus winning by a goal and two tries to niL LEWISHAM 'UNION BOARD OF GUARDIANS. LEWISHAM HARE AND HpUNDS. To-morrow (Saturday) there will be a run over tbe oourse which will be. need for the 10 Miles Challenge Cop and Xacht Handicap, o^Apriltod, starting from the LadyweU Baths at 4 o^ktek sharps All visitors wsjooma. • w ; S. Panl's, Forest V HB1---The Lenten Mntlcal Services were continued last Sunday evening at this church by a performxoee of thr. greater part of Spohr's "Last Judgment^* the whole of the music rendered giving evidence of the bare be* stowed upon its preparation. Among the selections for Sunday next 'a*e Leslie's '* Game unto Him,** from the oratorio " Emmanuel, 1 * and a fix- part mot*tt by Ooanod. THUASDST. —ftesentt Ber. Canon Bristow (chairman), Mr. Mayow Adams, J.P., OoL Gordon, J.P.. Ms^cr^GeisBrsl Mould, Mr\ Brownlow-Poulter, J J*., Messrs; Cttottoxd, Pringle, Harvey, LC.C, Wooff, Howarf-Keeling, Brown, Miss Kf cue and Miss Hughes. BXHPXBX* BOXBLSSS BT m*. The Master reported-that he admitted to the house on tbe previous night James Aylward, wife, and seven children, also Janet Page, 83, a widow and four children, brought to the house in an almost nude c<mdRion, rendered homeless by a flre in the High-street, Lewishani. * VXBXCT0 - AXTJSXS. The Workhouse Visitipg Committee reported that a bottle of port wine pad been found under the pillow of one of the'Inmates, said to have been brought in by hfl£ mother. The Master retained poesesrion of wet bottle, and the committee recommended thaMhe wine be destroyed, and that the mother be not allowed to visit again without special leave of the Guardians. Mr. Harvey: Doesn't that reflect upon the porter 7 The Chairman: The porter cannot search everybody. General Mould drew the attention of tbe Guardians to the fact that the orders given for visiting inmates who were dangerously ill were sometimes abused Only recently such an order waa used by a lady for whom the order was not intended, and who gave a wrong name. Moreover, she brought in some fruit and a basket, the contents of which he did not know. Tbe porter was in this way very much harried and his duty made very difficult. He (General Mould) moved that the orders for visiting dangerous oases be only available for three weeks and not transferable. This was agreed to. General Mould said there was another matter of somewhat tbe same character that ha should like to call attention to. A good deal of trouble was given in connection with things brought into the House. Some of the appointed lady visitors, he was inform**}. oorapMned of not being able to bring in a little putfdinf/ far jelly. In 1887, on his motion, the Board psssed a resolution that the master should prepare jy Jist of tike innate* who might reed re presents ox tea, sugar, eoooa, fruit or tobacco from outside the House, and that inch list baring been approved, should not be varied except by the order of the Board. This rule had been honoured In the ureeoh '(laughter.) He did not know whether the list was ever made oat, but it did not seem to tbe in existence now. He moved that that resolution be enforced. Mr. Wooff said he would not refuse a little jelly or pudding. General Mould : Well, If yen make an exception, the exoeption becomes the rule. Miss Keene thought the Board should allow jelly to be taken in. Mr. Harvey : Jel!y would want smelling. General Mould : Exactly; it is often loaded with wine and brandy (hear, hear.) Dr. Pringle : In fact it is fearfully and wonderfully made (Laughter.) General Mould's motion was agreed to. SUXEfO TBS COCOA. Dr. Pringle reported that he made a visit to the kitchen and found the cocoa being made. He noticed that a quantity of cocoa was thrown in after the cocoa bad been weighed; also that the sugar and milk were not properly proportioned. Some discission took place an this subject, after which it was resolved 'that steps be taken to ascertain tbe proper quantity of cocoa to be used to each gallon of water. ,. nrcxEiszs or BAIAXT. The Committee of the whale Board appointed to consider the applications for increase of remuneration by two of the medical officers and Mr. G. H. Ball, contractor for hair-cutting and shaviog in the Workhouse, recommended that the salary of Dr. Duke be increased from £130 to £140 per annum, that of Dr. May from £100 to £120, and that of Mr. Ball from £33 to £36. rinjx* nnmuiA, Tbe sender of Messrs. Chappell and Sons was accepted for carrying out the funerals of paupers dying in the Union. vncxoim, rxrpn AXD wrsTisn. Mr. Harvey, in accordance with motion, proposed that ail Workhouse inmates be allowed, at their option (at dinner-time only), vinegar, pepper, and mustard ; also that the same be provided for infirm and sick poor, and given to such persons as tbe Medical Officer shall direct. Mr. Harvey enlarged upon the great fondness of the poor for tbe condiments mentioned, and the motion was seconded by Mr. Wooff, and supported by General Mould, Mr. Brown and Dr. Pringle, and unanimously adopted. SCHOOL rxxs. General Mould moved the following resolution, which was agreed to: "That tbe Relieving Officers be instructed to pay school fees in all cases required by the Elementary Education Act, 1876 {Sees. 10 and 40), where the same has not in any way been repealed by tbe Elementary Education Acs, l«91." ITKXT HALF TCAB'S SXPSTDITDRC The Clerk submitted the estimates of expenditure for the half-year ending Michaelmas 1892. Under the head of " common charges " the net tstal is 419,600, as compared with £21,958 for the corresponding period of but year; special charges bring the total amount to be raised up to £40,536, as compared with s>40,964 for the corresponding period of last year. Of this ameunt £31,940 is payable to outside authorities, leaving the sum of £8.196 a« the net estimated local expenditure. General Mould called attention to the fact that the precept of the London County Council was nearly £3,089 in exosss of the corresponding half of last year. Mr. Harvey said the General ought to taU the Beard that tbe- pshHo had, the benefit of this increased expenditure. The estimates were aflopted and contribution orders made accordingly. LEWISHAM LITERARY SOCIETY. DISCUSSION Off THB LONDON CORPORATION. Last (Thursday) night there was a largely- attended meeting of the Lewisham Literary Society in the Court Hill Schoolroom to discuss the following props* id on :—" That the nerds of London demand that its Gbvernmeat should be re presents. UTB sod uniform, and that the City Corporation, as a separate administrative body, should oease to exist," Mr. I. C. Charlton presided. Mr. J. T. Gale opened the debate in faronr of the prayesition. He said the Lord Mayor of London was under the extraordinary delusion that he was the ruler of a great city, and that the city was ft una: nod by him. There was not a man who did not know that the whole thing was a sham and a misrepresentation (hear, besrL Mr. Gale argued that the Lord Mayor had no pewer or authority, and that be was not a representative man elected by tbe people (bear, bear). The great metropolis of London covered 119 square seises, end the population was over fife millions, whilst the City proper oovered only 668 acres,, with a population of 87,654. It was, therefore, the-height of absurdity to cell the Lord Mayor tbe ruler. The Otto sbosOdgbe absorbed late tbe rest metre- polis under an uniform governments (applau-e). A Royal Coma^ssion was sometime since appointed to. inquire into tbe revenues of the City Guilds, and they recomsssiendefl that an Act of Parliament should be pssssd to prevent the alienation of the funds, as it bad been rumoured that sosae of tbe City Companies were going to divide their funds among themselves. In thfj record of tbe Oerpora- tion there was not a single, thing which oialmed his respect,\Jer tbey bid*'used their ss-oney to corrupt men la tbe viler! possible way, astd to suborn witnesses against the Manlcipal reforsacn. The needs of London did demand that its Government should be representative and uniform (applause) Mr. EL Hersee opposed the motion. It was a mistake to say the Lord Mayor was not elected. He was chosen from tbe Aldermen, who bad seen elected Common Councilmeo. The Lord Mayor did not pretend to be ruler of the whole of London. Mr. Hersee defended tbe nospitallty of the Corporation, and contended that the City Companies Ubetally supported charities, schools, Ac., and to say tbey only sought theix own interests was scarcely fair, and was certainly not generous. The muncJpol reformers should suggest what they would do with the money If they had it (hear, be»r). Mr. Blackpool followed, and argued that there had been nothing like » fair proportion of the money spent in charity, and much of it had often been driven intodssksnd devious channels The money could he spent on. public nutters. He expressed Klmself m favour of the resolution. The Bev;, W, SJXHC LontsdOq argasd test the' motion did hot meaA-niaen—ft was s> vague and geaeysTs^of thfe*;. .. .. Mr. Follows supported the motion. 'Mr. (LSisterson said the Corporetioa would not think the resolution vague If it was pused at many public eaeetlngi around London. He would retain all that was antique and beaatifal in connection with the Corporation, but, with that ex­ oeption, sweep a way toe whole family, whose hobby was jobbery, and their whole life selfishness. Mr. Gale, having replied, the resolution wti carried by 11 rotes to 4. TANBRDGH PARK LITERARY AND DEBATING SOCIETY. DISCUSSION ON POLITICS. On Tuesday night a meeting of the Vanbrugh Park Literary and Debating Society was held in the hall adjoining the Presbyterian Church, Van­ brugh Park, Blackheath. Sir Thomas Crawford presided over a Large attendance of members and friends. Tbe Chairman said the subject for debate that night would be " Which of the great parties in the State can best promote the happiness of the people," and he had much pleasure in introducing Mr. G. C. Whiteley, M.A., and Mr. J. D. Crawford, M.A^ to the meeting. Mr. G. 0. Whiteley, who was cordially received, opened the debate in favour of the Liberal Party. Haring spoken of the value of debating societies, be said he dared say they would smile when he said be did not call himself very much of a party man. He was sorry the word " party " was used so much ; be should prefer to argue questions out as matters of principle (hear, hear.) He acknowledged that they oonld not do without party, and hoped that the time was far distant when Party Government would be abolished. He deprecated the splitting up of parties. He argued that the principle of Radicalism was absolute faith and trust in the people. The people might ge wrong at times, but in the long run they were generally right (bear bear). Right or wrong, it was for them to decide how they will be governed, and by whom they will be governed. If beginning the whole thing overstrain, he should prefer a Republic, but with a limited monarchy tbey bad tbe privileges of a Republic, and he did not Qx&uk it necessary to disturb the existing state of things (bear hear). The House of Lords was on its trial at the present time, but it would be more so a few years benoe. He believed in a second chamber, but was against hereditary legislation. He claimed that the Liberal party had alwavs put the franchise in the fore front of the battle. The Reform Bills of 1832,1&G7, and 1884 had done a great deal, but had not pat the people on the register as they ought to (hear hear). All men and women of fall age, wbohad to obey the laws, had a right to say who should make the Laws. He argued that all the B^eform Bills had been opposed by the Tory party, for their principle was to keep the people off the register, and went on to eonteod that Tories had opposed st 5rst tree education, wbichhad always been fought for by the Liberals, to whom also the country owed the free Press. The measures that the Conservatives had brought in were done in an Imperfect way, and were measures the principles of which tbe Liberals bad always supported. The Irish Local Government Bill shoa)a be argued out by the Liberals, and shown where it was ridiculous. It was full of safeguards, which were an insult to the Irish nation, and which the Government would never hare dared to put In a Bill for England Scotland, or Wales (applause). Mr. Whitelev expressed himself as In accord with the Nes-castle programme, and said be hoped that which ever party was returned to power they would have tbe loyal support of the people in passing mess urea for the benefit of the country and the happiness of the people (applause). Mr. J. D. Crawford replied on behalf of the Conservative party. He twitted Mr. Whiteley with not having told them what tbe Liberal policy of the future was to be. The question for discussion that night was what was to be done) in the future, and which party would best promote the happiness of the people. If Radicalism was trust in the people, Mr. Gladstone would not say what he was going to do if returned, and so showed a distrust of the people (bear, hear). Mr. Whiteley had not pot forward a ringlo reason for abolishing the House of Lords (A voice: " They do nothing ">. He understood that the objection of most Radicals was tbey had done too much (hear, hear). Look at the inconsistency (laughter and cheers), one said they did nothing, and the other that they did too much (laughter). It was Mr. Disraeli who showed trust in the people by giving them household suffrage (hoar, hear). Mr. Whiteley had argued that Liberals propounded measures, and the Conservatives carried them. The Liberals should, therefore, support the Conservatives, and they would get good measures which they could not oarry themselves (laughter and bear, hear). A Biases man should carry practical measures and not indulge in theories. He quoted statistics to show the improvement in trade under the present Government, eulogised its foreign policy, and in conclusion argued that for the last six years they load moved along a course of steady and sure progress (applause). Mr. Soruccon /oiiowed oa the Liberal side, and said the Tories were enthusiastic for the Liberalism of thirty years ago, and thirty years hence they would be admirers of Mr. Gladstone- Tbey were always thirty years behind. Mr. R. J. Drake followed with an effective speech from the Conservative side, snd said Mr. Gladstone once defined a Radical as " a brawler— oae given to uproar." General De Haril land believed when he came into the room tbey were going to discuss general principles. Be believed in tbe democracy, and believed that Liberal principles would be the best for the country. Mr. R. Banner (Woolwiob) said he was not a Liberal sr a Tory, and it bad been great fun to him to hear the two wolves disputing over the prey (laughter). Both sides were wild in their ancient history, and neither side could cry out that they were pure and the other was impure. Tbe men who won tbe Free Press for the country were imprisoned by tbe Liberals; tbe last Press prosecution in England was instituted by Mr. Gladstone against Charles Brad laugh. Both parties rillified history to suit their own purposes. The people who supported tbe People's Charter were sent to prison by Liberals and* Tories (hear, hear). Tbey were indebted to Robert Owen far the Factory Acts. The Tories did not pass it because toej liked It, bqt because the Liberals opposed tbe Corn Laws, which affected tbe landlords' pockets (applause). Bs quoted from Lord Shaftesbury to show that Bright, Cobden and Gladstone had opposed the Factory Acts. Mr. Pasooe Williams axpressed sis sppreoiation of the way in which tbe debate had been conducted. He was not an extreme party man and appreciated the good qualities of his opponents. He recognised the fact that Conservatives were not all that was bad. Tbe Conservatives should try and divest themselves of selfishness, and the Liberals should join with all parties in the endeavour to raire the masses (applause). Mr. Crowder and Mr. Wait also spoke from the Liberal side. The Chairman remarked upon the good tamper which had been displayed, and said the more audi gatherings were held the easier it woo Id be to understand which was tho best party. It struck him that nearly all the speakers had given the Liberal party tbe credit for having originated tbe reforms, and the Conservative party the power of carrying them out. The logical deduction wus to keep the Liberals in opposition (hear, hear and laughter). He supposed that the Conservative party had not reformed tbe drink question because the Liberals had not brains enoQgh to sagcest it (loud laughter). Mr. Whiteley baring replied, a resolution in favour of the Liberal party was csVried by 23 rotes to 11. Only members of tbe Society voted. Votes of th*nk» to the speakers and chairman closed the meeting. | THE MURDEROUS ASSAULT ON A WIFE AT BLACKHEATH. BLACKHBATH DISTRICT FOOTsBALL LEAGUE. • On Wednesday evening, a preliminary meeting wss held at Greenwich, for the purpose of considering the advisabiliryof forming a Blackheath and District League. There was a large attendance. Resolatibne were passed that it was desirable to form an Association League for the Blackheath District, embracing Blackheath, Greenwich, Deptford and Lewisham, .he League to include not more than 10 dabs. The following representatives of clubs were appointed to carry £ont the proposal if possible:—Messrs. P. T. Bunkley (White-8,tar), Thomas (Evelyn). Wright CLandsJe), Scultj (Inellan). RicharJs (Ida). 8t«ars (Vulcan), Wilson (St. Nicholas) ; with sir. G. H. Marshall (Whito 8ur\ 21, Raterta-roed, New Cross, as hou. eea, without voting power. Tbe committee were empowered to add to their cumber one representative from any other Association Club in the district that might wish to join. BURGLARY AT WE3TCOMBE PARK. At the Greenwich Polios-court yesterday, Albert Xerlde, 16, labourer, «f 109, Pel ton-road. East Greenwich, was charged with burglary at the house of Alfred Salter, of Mon AlrL Colersine- road, Wes too tube Park, and stealing two photographs, two candlestick*,-fljh knife and fork, flre spoons, six forks, lady's umbrella, and other articles, ralae 43 13s. fid.—P.-o SI OR, said that whilst be was in tbe shop of Mr- Urry, pawnbroker, N«w~ Crossroad, the prisoner entered, and offered s> plated fish knife in pawn. In answer to •his questions, the prisoner said that bis mother did not know he was pawning the gnbds, which bslonged.to.her. Not bring smtfsAeuVh* took the prisoner into custody, aadst thestation be- s*id K .was of no use heatirtir about the-bush, and added, " I stole them at Westoombe Park"—Inspector Hocking applied 'for a remand, and Mr. Marsham remanded him for a week. Every Wednesdar and Saturday, tremiwo ocleek run. until nine a*, night. *THX HOBXXAX MOSUKM" U open VxXX to the Public At the Greenwich Police-court, on Saturday, George Tonolinson, 23, of 20, Hassendean-road, Chart ton - road, Blackheath, waa charged on remand, with feloniously cutting and wounding his wife, Clara, on tbe head, supposed with a flat iron. The evidence previously taken showed that the prisoner went to Westoombe Park Police-station, and said he had murdered his wife, who was found with fearful injuries to the head, and her depositions were taken by the magistrate, as she was considered in a dangerouB state. Inspector Hocking said the woman was progressing favourably, hut would not be able to attend for at least a fortnight Prisoner, who muttered in an incoherent manner when in the dock, " My darling ; we want to see each other again. She would give her life for me," told the magistrate that he hid been in the infirmary but not in an asylum. Mr. Marsham again remanded the prisoner for a week. A LEWD3HAM LADY CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING THE POLICE. APPLICATION FOR A SUMMONS AGAINST TdE LEWISHAM BOARD. At the Mansion House on Wednesday, before the Lord Mayor, Mrs. Emily Hogarth, aged il.thswife of a merchant, fashionably attired, and residing in the Lewisham-road, appeared toan adjourned summons charging her with having assaulted a constable, named Brotherhood, in the service of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway Company. The complainant said that soon after ten o'clock on the night of the 17th Inst., whilst standing on the stairs leading to the platform of the station at Ludgate-hill, his attention was called to the defendant and a Lady friend aa they were ascending, as both of them fell on the stairs evidently from drink. He told them they were not in a nt state to travel, whereupon the defendant called him a " scoundrel '* and a " vagabond," and declared that she would go on to the platform in defiance of him. A gentleman who was standing by promised to take charge of the ladies and see them to the train, and the defendant, hearing that, stamped her feet, jeered at him (complainant), and told Mm.she had '• got tho beat <jf Mm after all." The gentleman, however, backed oat of bis promise, raying that he f would have nothing to do with them. Me (com- I plain ant) was then told to take the ladies away I to from the station, and, assisted by another constable 1 and a porter, he escorted them outside. The lady friend then began to scream, as women mostly did when in drink, and the defendant, coming up to him, struck him with her fan on his face and broke it to pieces, and, not satifded with that, she belab­ oured him with her umbrella. The Lord Mayor; In your opinion was the defendant drunk ' Complainant: Yes, my lord ; they both fell and rolled about. Another of the railway policemen aaid that Mrs. Hogarth was unsteady on ner legs and smelt very strongly of drink. Mr. H. S. A. Foy, solicitor, of New Cross, who attended on a subpoena, issued by the complainant, said he hod never seen either of the ladies before the occasion referred to. He noticed Mrs. Hogarth first as she was standing at the booking office demanding a ticket, which was refused her. She was f )erfectly sober, and by chance, as he was going home, tbey both walked up the stairs together. Mrs. Hogarth did not fall ns alleged, but went steadily up until she saw her lady friend behind the ticket collector at the barrier. The two were having an altercation, and the lady friend was apparently under the influence of liquor. The defendant dropped her fan, and he picked it np and restored it to her, and then Boeing, whilst she was searching her purse for her return ticket, that she tvos in possession of an invitation card for an entertainment at Christ's Hospital, he came to the conclusion that both ladies had been there. Mrs. Hogarth n la ted her name and address, and mentioned the name of someone Mr. Foy knew, who, she said, was a friend of hers. She produced the halves of first class return tickets to Peckham Rye. The inspector came up and Mr. Foy feeling that Mrs. Hogarth was somewhat awkwardly situated in having At the Greenwich Police-court tc-day (Friday) Mr. Horace Kent, barrister, applied to Mr- Marsham for a summons against the Clerk of the Lewisham Board for refusing to show the books to the ratepayers. An application had been made by a ratepayer to tbe clerk to inspect the books, and be waa allowed to see certain books, but the hook containing the detailed information interesting to the ratepayers the clerk declined te produce. Mr. Marsham: On whose behalf do you appear .' Mr. Keat: On behalf of a ratepayer, Mr. Ory. Mr. Marsham : To whom has he applied for inspection.' Mr. Kent: To the Cleric of the Board. They are in his custody. Mr. Marsham: I suppose they would keep the actual vouchers 1 Mr. Kent then read the following letter from tbe Clerk of the Board in reply to one addressed to the Board by Mr. M. L. B.-aund, a solicitor : " Dear Sir,—I hare sabmitted your letter of tbe 14th inst, te the Finance Committee of this Board, and they desire me to say that they fail to see any direction in the Act of Parliament requiring the pr duction of receipts or vouchers for any year for which the audit of account* has been closed in addition to the books which your client has already insisted, but if you will be good enough to point out the section of the Act requiring this, I am authorised by the Fnanoe Committee to comply with it—Yours faithfully, EDWARD "WEIGHT. Mr. Marsham (to Mr. Kent) : Hare you done [that? They invite yon to show them the section of the Act. Mr. Kent: No reply baa been sent. Mr. Marsham : You ought to point that out. Mr. Kent: We have drawn their attention in Mr. Braund's letter, and they don't think it is applicable. Mr. Marsham said he waa of opinion that Mr. Kent should reply to the Board's let cr and point out the section of the Act. Mr. Kent said this should be done. LECTURE BY THE KEY. J. RHODES ON HIS VISIT TO WASHINGTON. such a lady companion, suggested that he should be allowed to take charge of them to Peckham station, put them into a cab and send them home. The inspector said he was willing nn those conditions to let them go. As Mrs. The Rev. John Rhodes lectured at the Wealeyan schoolroom, Sydenham, on Touraday lost on '•My Visit to Washington." Mr. John Wadding- presided. The lecturer said that the object, of his visit was to attend, as 'one of the delegates from this country, the Ecumenical Methodist Conference held at Washington last year. It was thought that a meeting of representative men from all branches of the great Methodist family would be a great blessing both to the church and the world ; that it would tend to harmonise snd unify the different Methodist organizations,break down caste and local prejudices and bind together in thn closest fellowship a people essentially one in doctrine, spirit, and purpose ; moreover that i* would leao. to such adjustment of missionary work as to prevent friction and waste, and conld not bet be extremely suggestive in regard to modes and agencies for the most successful performance of the church's work of evangelisation. At the Washington Conference were represented 28 different branches of Methodism, all springing from the one root. Washington was the seat of the United States Government, and one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The Conference was held in the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church, a very fine Gothic structure of brown stone with a symmetrical steeple 225 feet high. This building waa opened on Easter Sunday, 1?'9, by the Rev. Dr. Punshon, aud General Grant, who was then President of the United States, and Chief Justice Chase were among the trustees of that church and took deep interest in its affairs. The Conference opened on Wednesday, October 7th, and continued its sessions twice and occasionally three times a day, Sundays excepted, until Tuesday, October 2Uth. The subjects passed in review were of a very varied character. It was very interesting to compare opinions and statistics of the pre sen Jj status of Methodism in various parts of the world, to hear the views of the brethren on Buch questions aa Christian unity and co-operation, to discuss such topics as those ff science and religion, the responsibilities and qualifications of ministers, the secular Presj and the use to be made of it, the power of lay agency in the church, the church and temperance reform, the church in relation to industrial labour, combinations and strikes, the Hogarth, however, seemed rather offended at the j 9 abject of foreign missions, of war and peace, of idea of being thought unable to take care of her- | international arbitration, and so forth. It was self he " washed his hands " of the pair and left j difficult, the lecturer went on to remark, to con- them. Shortly afterwards he saw a struggle with j c^ive of such a large and representative body of the company's'officer outside, the lady friend fell j meili ^ of them Christian soldiers but selected down and sne began to scream, and it was then that Mrs. Hogarth went to her aid. Inspector Hearn said that the defendant was decidedly drunk when brought into the station. For tbe defence it was urged that although the defendant's companion hod indulged rather freely, she herself was perfectly sober. After leaving the entertainment at Christ's Hospital they partook of a little light refreshment at the bar at tho station, and afterwards ascended the stairs for the purpose of taking train for their homes. Unfortunately the defendant's friend lost her self-control, and,- being hysterical. from the various regiments of one great division of the grand army of Jesus Christ, met together in this way on common ground and for one purpose, without strengthening each others hands and without doing something more than could otherwise be done in tbe way of advancing the interests of the Redeemer's kingdom. The lecturer then gave his reasons for holding that .the Conference abundantly justided all the time and Labour and money expended upon it. The spirit oi the Conference was Christian and brotherly throughout, notwithstanding certain false reports that had been cable-grammed to this country. As to the work of the Conference, the only fault that the difficulty in getting ber np again, refused allow them to enter the platform. The Lord Mayor, without hearing witnesses to character, fined Mrs. Hogarth 10a, for the assault only. BLACKHEATH GLEE h MADRIGAL CLUB. The members of this dob gave their first ladies' concert on Monday night, st the Green Man Assembly Rooms. Blackheath. and there was a crowded andience. Tbe programme was of a varied character, but we missed the old madrigals, which possess so much charm when rendered by a choir of such ability as that which obeys tbe baton of Mr. Charles B. Tinney. Although numerically rather •mall, the quality of the voices was exceptional^ good, and they were well balanced. The first part opened with Spoflorth'a " Come bounteous May," with its delicate handling bf light aad shade, and in its renderisg the choir gare a foretaste of the treat which was in store for the guesrs of the club. This gl e was followed by R. J. 8. Stevena*majestic setting of the words of Shakespeare " The cload- cap't towers." This glee, admirably sung, was characterised by psrfect time and precision of attack, the piano passage at the 1 ud displaying the purity andtsweetness of tbe si to*. Tbe whole of the choruses snd part songs gare evidence of the cartful training of the voices, more especially was this noticeable in "Tbe destruction of Gaza," with its change of key and tricky time. Dr. J. F. Bridge's setting of the words 0/ Ssm Weller § song '* Bold Turpin's vunce on Hounslow Heath." was another fine example of part singing. Mr. J. P, Harding is to be warmly congratulated upon the reception accorded to his composition, " A hunting we will go." The melody is bright with a taking swing to it, and ought to become a favourite with choir*. The compositions of Mr. Tinney were also well received. Miss Viola Winchester sang " The Syren," by Mr. Tinney, but we would strongly advise this young lady to keep under s-mtrol the desire to display toe notes of the upper register of her reice. It is well to pones* power, but it is not always judicious to use it. In using the upper register so often. Miss Winchester sacrifices clear enunciation and accuracy of phrasing, whilst her voice shows a tendency to become harsh and unsympathetic. Madame Annie Buckland gave a finished interpretation to Sullivan's beantif nl song, " Will be come !" and tbe audience would insist upon an encore. Miss Ethel New comb has a fine contralto voice, which she die- played to the utmost advantage in Blumenthal' B song, "Life." An encore followed. Mr. Ormond Yearsley sang Handel's " ft here 'er you walk,' and the beauties of the composition were done foil inotice to by this accomplished vocalist. Mr. Peter Wilkes is a young gentleman who ought to make a good name for himself as a singer. His voice h< a baritone of extremely good quality; he has the ability of a true arti*te, and an easy and natural style. His singing of "To horse" (C. E. Tinney) was an extremely meritorious performance. Mr. C. R Tinney sang "A Creole lore song" (Moncrieff) with such power and expression, that an encore followed. We may add that Mr. Tinney ably carried out the arduous duties it conductor. Mr. H. R, A. Knbinson is a brilliant pianist, and bis playing" of* Wienlawski s "Value de concert"" was a great treat. Mr Henry Tolbnrst gaTe two violin solos—a romance bj Papinl, and the everlasting mazurka by Wieniawski. Messrs. E. C. Devies, Bnril Wiekings Smith, C. L. Hemnaerde. snd G. W. Smyth, junr., were the stewards, and performed their tasks with ooartesy and efficiency. Xl.O.TJlAP., V Yotnro PKIDB OF IEWZBBAU " LODGB.—A most enjoyable evening was spent by the parents and friends on Monday"evening, at the Phojnix Coffee-Tarem. M/. Pollen, superin-' tcedent, assisted by tbe assistant superin* texrflent, Mr.. Osborne, ^ provided another* of their free variety Atertainmenu which hare become so deservedly popular, jndgihg by the crowded condition of the premier. The performers In the first part were Mr. Reymonr, Master Upton, Mrs. Pollen. Mrs. ^foriU, Master Punt, Mr. Harrison, Master Stoneuaan, Mr. rittoek.snd the Misses fJvaur. Next followed the unfurling of the new handsome silk bin ner, kindly given to the Lodge by Mr. Pullen, the superintendent. slipped on the stairs, and the policeman Beeing | lecturer found with it was that too much was that, and noticing that the defendant biid «omo , attempted. Some of the subjects might very : _ v,„, a " 1,T1 rwfna ' v1 fn ' well have been left out of the programme to give more time for the consideration ot other subjects of more pressing importance. Ho was pore, however, that much preaousseed bad been Fownwhich would bring forth fruit It had. the lecturer said, been made abundantly evident that Methodism was singularly adapted to meet the moral and spiritual needs of man in every quarter of the globe. The number of Methodist adherents at a low estimate, was 25,000,000. It had been mads equally clear that a substantial unity exists among Mathodiat bodies. He believed that the Conference had done much good towards securing closer co-operation among Methodist churches at home and abroad, and that it woold give fresh life- and impetus to every department of Methodist work. Be believed it would tend to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood between England and her colonies and also between England and the United States. This conviction was greatly strengthened Oy the addresses that were delivered to the Conference by President Harrison and the Secretary of the National Treasury, and also the Secretary of the Interior. The lecturer then went on to speak of his visit to Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Hamilton, Toronto, Montreal, Albany, Boston land • tfcer ploots, and gave bis impressions of the country and people, their manners and institutions, mentioning that he was especially struck with the newness of everything. The Americans were an enterprising people and very cute. Some of them made great fortune*, but a man waa not respected in America simply because he was a millionaire. Speak ing of the morals of the people, tho lecturer said, his impressions were very much more favourable tban he expected. He did not see a bowie knife during his stay in the country, and felt as safe in regard to life aad limb and property as be did at heme- Moreover, he found the people he met either on train, tram or steamer, as sober, courteous and obliging as any people he had ever met with. There were a good many drinking saloons in the large cities, but he only met one drunken person, during the whole six weeks be spent in the country, and this was a young man who wanted to get Into a tram car at Washington. The conductor would not allow him to take his seat. " Young man " said he " this is no place for you. You are a diagrace to the city. Off you go." The young man looked very sheepish as he staggered away. The lecturer finished with references to the religious condition of the people, which be thought compared very favour- ablr with this coantry; and hu visit to Brooklyn Tabernacle. The lecture was brightened with some amusing and characteristic anecdotes, and was followed with much interest- On Enclosed Premises. —At th^ Greenwich' Police-court on Friday,. Thomas Cox. 18, of Wai- worth, was.aharged on remand with bsing on enclosed premises at 37, Lewietam High-road. The prisoner, in reply to the magistrate, expressed himself reluctant to go to Canada, snd was dig' charged with a caution. Morton's Theatre, -Greenwich — Mr. P'Oyly Carte's celebrated Opera Company are fulfilling a six nights' engagement at the above house, which has b «en crowded every night with fashionable audiences. On Monday and Tuesday " The Mikaio " was given. beiDg placer] upon the stage in a manner which lefr. nothing TO be desired. On Wednesday "Tbe Gondoliers" was produced be /are a full house, the scenery in this opera being especially good. La»tniirht. the charming fairy opera " Iolonthe," was given, and will be repeated to-night and to-morrow night, with a matinee at 2.30 on Saturday afternoon, for which seats are being rapidly booked. Of the company engaged we can only say that every artiste goes through his or her part in a-way that makes them at oboe favourites with the audience. Special mention should be msdeof Messrs* Henr< Lytton, Henry Bellamy, tawrence Grid ley, Frank Tebbntt, Franfc Lynne, B. MiicheU, -Mus Kate Talby, Mira ignes Taylor, Miss Ylorenee Peggy* Miss Alice Perou^e- ton. Hiss Marie Arnolds-Miss LindSer Grs/Apd otters, including a largo- and well-trained cbotas of ladles and gentlemen. For next week Mr. Morton enrounces the American drams, "The Still Alarm " with the same horse*, fixe engine, and engine honre scene as in the original production at the Princess's Theatre. TO CTOLIsn ATO CECXBTERS.—BBILL '8 SlA SALT is ttrrogthgningandlashjurattng. Cyclists and Cricketers would find much bsToefit t *om usurg

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