[No title]|1878-01-12|The Cardigan Observer and General Advertiser for the Counties of Cardigan Carmarthen and Pembroke - Welsh Newspapers Online
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THE GUILDHALL LIBRARY.

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THE FATAL FIRE AT NEW YORK.

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THE BRAHMAPOOTRA.

THREATENED GENERAL KAFFIR…

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DISTRESS IN SOUTH WALES."

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THE CAPE EXPEDITION.—The Army Clothing Establishment at Pimlico, London, has received an order from the War Office countermanding the usual warrant for the annual issue of uniform clothing to the battery of Royal Artillery and regiment of in- fantry ordered to the Cape of Good Hope, and direct- ing the supply of a special outfit, the chief feature of which is a serge patrol-jacket, or jersey," that of the artillery being blue, and that of the infantry red. Arrangements are being made for the conveyance of the troops to their destination, and they will probably embark at Portsmouth. The artillery bat- tery consists of abcut 150 officers and men, and these, with the 90th Regiment, comprise the whole of the present expedition. No preparation is being made to send out at the same time any field-guns, ammunition, or warlike stores; but, as large supplies of all requi- sites for an African campaign were despatched by steamer a short time since, it is believed that there is ample provision for the equipment ef the troops at Oape Town. A MAGISTRATE'S LID THREATENED. Mr. T. S. Raffles, the stipendiary magistrate for Liverpool, received a letter, apparently written by an illiterate person, and signed in the name of Daniel Jones, threatening that his life would be taken for com- mitting to the sessions two burglars who were caught by the police in a butcher's shop in Islington. The writer in the course of his epistle said: I mane to murder you for sendin them poor fellars to tbe sissions for such trifle, I know you and I will surely shoot you when I mate you coming out of coort to- morrow on my oath I will kill you and owld Karlesle (the detective anperintendent) too when I mate him." The letter was ornamented with a sketch of a coffin containing a human figure, over which was the name "Rafelfl." Instruction* were given to the police to trace, if possible, the writer of it. UNITED STATES SAVING BANKS.—The Secre- tary ef the United States Treasury reports that the savings' banks of that country hold, deposits exceed- ing 8843,000,000, belonging to 2,300,000 persons, and he says that the heavy losses which have been sus- tained through the funds of such banks being impro- vidently loaned (lent) on insufficient security have in- flicted far greater injury than would a similar loss suffered by persons engaged in commercial pursuits. What he proposes (and the President recommends the scheme) is that small sums be received at the postal money-order omces, and Government certificates for the amount be issued, convertible on demand of the holder into four per cent. bonds of the United States, the money thus received to be applied in the redemp- tion of bonds bearing a higher rate of interest and now redeemable at par. The Secretary believes that by some puch system the great body of the public debt might be reduced to its smallest possible burden and distributed among the people of the United States. SUPPOSED MURDER ON BOARD SHIP.—A communication has been received by 'the Mayor of Middlesborough from the Home Secretary directing him to follow the crew of the steamship Glengarry, a Middlesborough steamer, which proceeded to Grangemouth a day or two ago. It appears that the Glengarry, was at Boulogne before coming to Mid- dlesborough, and while there one of the engineers, a man named Wilson a Middleaboroughman, died sud- denly, and was, in accordance with the laws of France, buried at once. From circumstances which have since transpired it is believed that he met with foul play, and the body has been exhumed. In coneequenee of the examination a communication was made to the authorities at London, and the result is that the Mayor of Middlesborough has been directed to make in- J quiries among the crew. AN unpaid-for yaoht is politely formed a loat- ing debt) > i

GUN ACCIDENTS AND THEIR CAUSES.

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MR. J. ANTHONY FRQUDE, M.A.,…

OUR AUSTRALIAN COLONIES.

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PROVINCIAL FREE LIBRARIES.

A ROMANTIC STORY.

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