LOCAL AND GENERAL GOSSIP. The Deputy Town Clerk of Cardiff, Mr. A. H. Coilingwood, has been appointed Town Clerk of Carlisle, The position is worth JE600 per annum. Out of a large number of applications for the post, two were selected for final choice, namely, Mr. Collingwood, of Cardiff, and Mr. Ernest Mawdesley, Deputy Town Clerk of Swansea. A deputation from the Carlisle Corporation visited both towns, and after hearing all they could learn concerning the two candidates, they had a tough job to arrive at a final decision. The choice having fallen upon Mr. Coilingwood, Mr. Mawdesley is left at Swansea a little longer, to the satisfaction of all who come in contact with him, and who cannot but appreciate his straightforward and sterling qualities. It is only for a short time, how- ever, as his qualifications and experience are bound to win for him a position of increased responsibility aDd emolument. There is now likely to be a little quarrel as to who first suggested that Christmas Evans's neglected grave at Bethesda, Swansea, should be decently restored, if not greatly improved. The redoubtable Athan Fardd says that credit is being awarded to a certain member or members of the ministerial body, whereas the ma er first mooted by a layman—himself—so far back as 1884in the it even Cymry. He further expresses the hope that something will now be done to perpetuate the memories of three of the most brilliant geniusas that ever Wales or any other country has produced, viz., Christmas Evans, Joseph Harries (Gomer), and leuan Ddu o Lan Tawy. We bor e so too. The neglected condition of Christmas Evans's grave has been referred to in The Cambrian several times within the last nine or ten years. 0* What a change This is what occurred to us the other day when we had occasion to visit the Landore Siemen's Steel Works. We remembered a visit about ten years ago under very different circumstances, when the British Association held its annual conference in our midst, and at the invitation of the late Sir William Siemens, the scientific visitors made an inspection of the gigantic concern and afterwards sat down to a sumptuous banquet on the plateau in front of the works. When we visited the place on Wednesday last, the same open space, upon which the late originator of tbp. works made a brilliant speech, was occupied by about 30 or 40 lads playing football. Truly a remarkable and most unwelcome change has come over the place and its surroundings. We took a stroll through the once busy mill-sheds. We found the large steam hammers and all the appliances as we had formerly seen them, but the hands to work them had departed. All was silence and desolation. There was not so much as a boy to be seen to give a note of prosperity for the future. The vast machinery which had been the means of circulating nearly £2,000 a week among the tradespeople of Swansea, providing labour for nearly the same number of hands, and supplying food to four times as many mouths now idle, and perhaps in a short time to be put under the auctioneer s hammer. #*# There is perhaps no town in the United Kingdom where projects for the benefit of the public are taken up with more spirit and enthusiasm than in Swansea. But for some reason or other, most projects end eventually in a failure Competition is all very well in its way, but when competition is put forward with an amount of antagonism, it must be expected that disaster must follow. Several efforts during the last few years, have been made in Swansea to cultivate a taste for high class music among the lovers of music in and around the town. Those who remember the old Swansea Harmonic Society cannot but admit that Jules-Allard and his co-workers achieved a very great deal by the performances given of oratorios by the master composers of past ages. As much may be said of Professor Phipps, organist of St. James' Church, and conductor of the Swansea Oratorio Society, but Mr. Phipps happened not to be a Welshman born, and excep- tion was taken to this and other failings, the result being the starting of the Swansea Choral Society. This society achieved a much larger series of successes than any of its predecessors, but like them it has gone the way of all flesh and of all human creations. ## Now there are the Saturday night popular concerts. It will be remembered that these entertainments last season and the previous one were so attractive at the Drill Hall, that an opposition programme was provided for a large audience once or twice a week at the Albert Hall. A change, however, has come over the people, so that they will not be enticed to the concert at the Drill Hall on a Saturday night. The result is that it the attendance is not better, the entertainments will have to be brought to an abrupt termination, and so, what was twelve months ago the rage, will go the way of all the other good projects started for the benefit of Swaaseaites. Let us hope this may not be the case. There is this to be said about the matter that Swansea has lately had more than the usual number of entertainments offering attraction to the public. On Saturday evening last there were no less than six or seven entertainments going on, among which were the Pantomime at the New Theatre, the performance at the Pavilion, Poole's Myriorama, the Popular Concert at the Drill Hall, and two temperance meetings. Perhaps when this number gets lessened, the popular concerts may again rally. But such a state of things is not indicative of a growing leve of music in our midst. *#* Swansea is a peculiar place for giving support to a large number of entertainments. The patrons can only be drawn from the north side of the town, the open bay being on the south, soath-east, and south-west, and from which there is no population to be got. It is, therefore, obvious that even a pantomime gets exhausted in a couple of weeks in Swansea, while Cardiff and provincial towns in England, with large populations on all sides of them, can run a pantomime performance, with profit, for five or six weeks. The railway accommodation is also defective, the arrangements for late trains on the Midland and London and North-Western Railways receiving no consideration whatever. The Swansea Chamber of Commerce might obtain some advantage for the town and the public in moving in such a matter. Perhaps the council of that body will take the hint, and endeavour to get something done in that direction. They might do a lees useful thing Some stir has been caused ia the camp of the Salvation Army by the fierce light" of criticism which has lately been brought to bear upon it. The scrimmage was com- menced by the Rev. J. Llewellyn Davis insisting upon having a list of names from among a large number of people living in the "slums" of his parish whom Mr. Booth's missionaries had been bragging that they had saved." After a good deal of badgering, a list of six names was produced. Mr. Davis says that two of these were known to him to be working men of exceptionally good character before they became connected with the Salvationists, and that three others were living in places which no one would think of calling "slums;" that therefore they did not belong to the uncared-for class; and that there was no excuse for reaching them by means of what the Times called semi-barbarian antics." This remark hurt the feelings of General Booth, who fell foul of the leading journal for using such terms but the reply he got was that the editor could not withdraw the phrase, but should even have to be less complimentary in his terms if he desired to characterise the taste and temper of a hymn sung on the previous day, as well as a large portion of the General's" own speech on the same occaiaon. One of the most impertinent passages in this speech was that when he said he lately had occasion to visit the Home Secretary, and that "if the right honourable gentleman had not been pressed for business he believed he should have got at his soul." Another specimen of the style of one of the General's followers occurs when he begins a sentence in a letter with By- and-by, when I make the personal acquaintance of the Psalmist." This reminds the Midland Counties Herald of a saying of the late George Dawson's that the faith of some people amounts to assurance. # # What is the best age to marry ? that is the question. Most people will think when they like is about the best time. A Hungarian scientist, M. Korosi, has been ex- amining the question philosophically, and having collected a large amount of data has come to the follow- ing conclusions:—"Mothers under twenty years of age and fathers under twenty-four have children more weakly than parents of riper age. Their children are more sub- ject to pulmonary diseases. The healthiest children are those whose fathers are from twenty-five to forty years of age. and whose motbers are from twenty to thirty years old. M. Korosi says that the best marriages are those in which the husband is senior to the wife; but a woman from thirty to thirty-five years old will have healthier children if her husband be somewhat younger than herself. A man from thirty to forty years old ought to take a wife from twenty to thirty. If the mother be five years older than the father the vitality of the children becomes impaired." These details are very edifying and ^interesting, and they will doubtless in- fluence those about to marry" as mnch as a barometer influences the weather. It would appear that there is such a thing as a epidemic visitation of murderous crime, just as there is of small- pox. The Spectator says: Nothing is more astonishing than the law of moral contagion which appears to render violent crime the cause of more violent crime, almost after the same fashion as that in which one case of scar- et-fever is the cause of another case of scarlet-fever. Possibly it may be the failure to discover the author or authors of the horrible Whitechapel murders, besides the morbid interest excited by those murders, which may have added to the force of the criminal impulse—or. rather, which may have diminished the fear that should have counteracted the criminal impulse. And, if so the ill-success of the police in recent cases of murder' for example, in the case of the murder at Poplar, and of the three recent child-murders, the authors of all of which may very likely succeed in escaping detection -will contribute still further to increase the criminal's hope of escaping punishment. But though it may well be that the mystery which envelops a good many of the recent murders has diminished dangerously the whole- some dread of exposure and of punishment, we believe that the morbid excitement which the story of the murders has produced has done far more to stimulate the active criminal impulse, than the failure to detect the criminal has done to diminish the dread of conse- quences. It is a great misfortune that the publicity which is necessarily given to every great crime, and still more to every great series of crimes in itself fosters the moral ferment that produces such crimes. The evil, however, is nearly inevitable. It would never do not to express indignation and horror. And yet the indignation and horror—except, at least, where they are directed against the actual offenders rather stimulate than dimmish the morbid tendencies of Nhich crime is the consequence; and even when they are directed against the actual offenders, they cannot by any means effectually neutralise the injurious conse- quences of the morbid excitement that has been pro- duced. Captain G» M. Alldridge*N., is fully convinced o the advantages of Lundy as a Harbour of Refuge for the Bristol Channel. He writes :—' I feel I may be permitted to raise my voice in favour thereof, having been for many years the Admiralty surveyor in the Bristol Channel, and, during my operations, had every opportunity of witnessing the immense number of vessels trading up and down the Bristol Channel, and the great necessity there WHB, in bad weather, etc., for a Harbour of Refuge at Lundy Island. I have on various occasions, when appealed to, given my opinion in favour of Lundy Island as the proper spot. I did so when examined before the Royal Commission on Harbours of Refuge in 1858-1859, and drew a plan be- fore them of my ideas as to the necessary breakwater; since which I gave the secretary of the Devonshire Harbours otRefuge the same plan, and every informa- tion in my power, when he did me the honour of calling on me; also, at a meeting held in March, 1886, at the Castle at Exeter, I sent likewise a plan of Lundy Island, with my proposed breakwater marked on it. Lundy Island possesses all the material required for constructing the breakwater, has good drinking water, capital holding ground for anchorage, and possesses every requisite for fortification, which, with a powerful fleet at hand, may defy the passing of any enemy up the Bristol Channel, and provide shelter and safety to the commercial ships."
I COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTION. OYSTERMOUTH DIVISION. — MR. JOHN TAYLOR 6 CANDIDATURE. On Wednesday evening Mr. John Taylor held a meet- ing in the Oddfellows Hall, Mumbles, in furtherance of his candidature. The chair was occupied by Mr. D. E. Michael and supported by Councillor R. 1). Burme, Mr. W. Howell, Mr. W. Taylor (secretary), &c. There was a crowded audience, there being present several prominent Morganites. The Chairman, in the course of a few brief remarks, referred to the qualifications possessed by Mr. John Taylor to represent that division on the Gower County Council He was a thorough business man, as had been proved by his great success, and as such vould be of great value on the Council. He hoped they would return such a man, a man who would do his utmost to further the interests of the ratepayers. (Applause.) Mr. John Taylor, who was well received, then addressed the meeting. In the course of an able and interesting speech, he again lucidly referred to the Local Government Act, with which he is evidently thoroughly conversant. He first gave the salaries of various prominent officials under the regime of the magistracy, and combated Mr. Nichol Morgan's state- ments that the Act would not reduce local taxation, he (Mr. Taylor) maintaining that it would. He advised the ratepayers to select men to manage the affairs of the county who were business men, men of experience in financial matters, and who knew how to deal with their money. (Hear.) He hoped all who were favourable to his candidature would exert their utmost to give him a seat on the County Council, when he promised them that he would carefully watch over their interests. (Applause.) Mr. J. Woodcock (Chairman of the Liberal Association) moved, "That this meeting is of opinion that Mr. Taylor is a fit and proper person to represent this district on the County Council, and pledges itself to use every legitimate means to secure his return." He hoped the working men of the Mumbles would vote for Mr. Taylor, who was the most able to represent them. The resolution having been seconded, Councillor R. D. Burnie spoke in support of it. He said he had long known Mr. Taylor, and could speak for his keen business-like characteristics. He was interested in the gigantic business which Mr. Taylor had established, and such being the case he was indirectly a ratepayer. He also took much (interest in the Mumbles, and spent a lot of time there, and this, he hoped, would be a sufficient apology for his appearing on Mr. Taylor's platform. He impressed upon his hearers the great importance of returning proper men to the Council, and if they returned Mr. Taylor they would be sending an able financier to conduct their affairs. After Mr. Burnie had briefly criticised Mr. Morgan and Mr. Penrice, he again advised the electors of the Oystermouth district to vote for Mr. Taylor. (Applause.) Several questions were then put to Mr. Taylor, which he answered satisfactorily. Mr. Lucas (Mr. Nicholl Morgan's agent) asked whether Mr. Taylor knew if there was any opposition to the railway and pier at the Mumbles on the part of the Harboar Trust. Mr. Taylor replied that he did not know of any oppo- sition to the scheme by the Trust, but if there was any opposition, and he sincerely trusted there was not, he would do his utmost to remove it. The construction of a railway and pier would greatly benefit the Mumbles, and should be carried out as soon as possible. (Applause.) Mr. W. Howell having spoken in favour of the candidature of Mr. Taylor, Mr. A. S. T. Lucas proposed an amendment in favour of Mr. Nicholl Morgan. This was seconded, and the propositions were put to the meeting amidst great uproar, but the resolution was carried with applause.
— PERSONAL GOSSIP. (From Truth.) The Empress Frederick is a most accomplished player of both the violin and the guitar, and not a day passes but she amuses herself for an hour or two with one of those instruments, which accompany her everywhere. Lord Brassey's yacht, the Sunbeam, which has been undergoing a thorough overhaul and refit at Gosport, is to sail early next month on a lengthened cruise, with her owner on board, but the precise route has not yet been settled. The Duke and Duchess of Marlborough have been entertaining a large family party at Blenheim, includ- ing the Dowager-Duchess and Lady Sarah Churchill, Lord Blandford, Lord and Lady De Ramsey, Lord Howe, Lord and Lady Curzon, and Mr. and Lady Fanny Marjoribanks. The facts about the Blenheim orchids are as follows —The duke has about 40,000 plants of one sort or another, but he manages his houses on business principles, and whenever a rare flower turns up among the imported specimens he sells it. He never gives fifty guineas, or anything like that sum, for a plant; but he sold one the other day for 190 guineas to Mr. Sanders, the famous dealer. It need hardly be said that the value of the collection is a trifle under two millions— the preposterous estimate put upon it by some addle- pated scribblers. Here is one of the latest stories of the great Von Bülow. He was walking one day in Berlin, when he met a man with whom he had formerly been on some- what intimate terms, but whose acquaintance he was desirous of dropping. The quondam friend at once accosted him. "How do you do, Von Biilow? Delighted to see you! Now, I'll bet that you don't remember my name "You've won that bet," replied Von Bülow, and turning on his heel he walked off in the opposition direction. [From the Pall Mall GazeUe. ] I hear from Naples that Mr. Gladstone and his family are having a rare good time at Naples. If is a wonderful treat to be here," writes one of them, and we are as happy as the day is long." From which it is evident that thore is too much magic in the sun- shine of Italy for even the worries of the Roman question to cast a shadow over his mind. Jonathan Alexander, the old Waterloo pensioner who died in Edinburgh a week or two ago, was one of the guard of the fallen Emperor in St. Helena, and used to tell a curious story of Napoleon's heart having beeu nearly carried off by a rat after the post-mortem examination. The surgeon who conducted the investigation, after placing the heart !n an open glass vessel, happened to fall asleep. During the snooze the choice morsel was the stolen treasure. y W°ke and "covered [From The Star.'] The Nitrate King starts from Liverpool for Vain on February 6. As becomes a Royal personage he'wfn be attended by a large suite, including secretaries and domestics of every description. His chief secretary is Captain Brough, brother of Mr. Lionel Brough the celebrated actor. Miss North will accompany her father and she, too, has a small suite of her own, including two maids, and a dame d'honneur, who unfortunately rejoices in the unaristocratic narie of Smith. Great preparations are being made on board the steamer which is to have the honour of conveying the Royal Nitrate-family across the Atlantic. Two cabins are being knocKed into one in order to afford fitting accomodation for his Majesty, while for the" Princess North still more extensive alterations are deemed neces- sary. A state-room is being specially constructed for her Highness, which is being exquisitely upholstered in delicate blue-and-silver. No expense has been spared in the decorations. The party will disembark at Valparaiso, and take another vessel to convey them to Colonel North's domains further south. They will be absent for several months. Mrs. North stays at home to super- intend the alterations which are being made in their house at Eltham.
STRIKE OF SHIPBUILDERS.—The workmen in many Tees shipyards went on strike on Wednesday for an advance of 10 per cent. in wages. The employers offered to meet the men half way by giving 5 per cent. increase, but the offer was refused. ATTACK ON MISSIONARIES.—A telegram from Zan- zibar details an attack by the rebels at Dar Es Salam, At the first attack the missionaries fled to the warship Mowe. One lady was severely wounded. More than mnety recently freed slaves were driven into the in- terior for sale. The town was looted, wrecked, and burned. The British residents and missionaries rer.j'ied Zanzibar utterly destitute. The rebels are reported to be marching on another German mission station, where there are several freed slaves and missionaries believed to be unprotected. • HUNTING ACCIDENT.—Mr. Edward Ma- joribanks, member for Berwickshire, sustained a Friday afternoon, while hunting Ss^n^ a! Bunkle Manse, Mr. Marjoribanks's horfe, in /umpfng a double fence, stumbled and fell, and seemed to rofi over its rider. In getting up the horse kicked Mr Marjonbanks severely on the side of the face, and for sometime the honourable member lay uncord;™* Lady Fanny Marjoribanks at once rode to her husband's assistance, as also did Dr. John McWatt, who wMin the run. Restoratives were used, and gradually the injured gentleman regained consciousness, and was able to proceed home to MineweUs. The following night Mr. Marjoribanks was progressing very favourably.
D THE CZAB AND HIS PEOPLE. — Moscow.—Prince llgoroukoff, Governor-General of Moscow, has received hvh- the ?zar in reply to congratulations offered Tn ths ? ft19 Maiesty °n the occasion of the new year, accident R f EmPeror> referring to the railway horror f«if ° • S8J8 G°d has willed that in the threatened fd.e8tr.uction with which we were l I, the joy at our escape, the people ma.n ce8ted and the whole world ^nltitute S,? t Un,b
FAREWELL MEETING AND PRESENTA- TION TO DR. PARRY. Advantage was taken of a farewell meeting to Dr. Parry, held last (Thursday) night, in Ebenezer Congregational Church, to present a testimonial to the worthy doctor on the occasion of his leaving Swansea for the University College at Cardiff. Dr. Parry was for many years organist of the church, and the large speeches made, testified to the Dr- ^arryis held by the church and thaf vJi? !regret f.elt at the severance of the ties that have so long existed between them. The platform was artistically decorated with plants, and mQntal musIc. Bey. F. Samuel, Bey. B. Councillor A. Thomas, Councillor R. Martin Mr w ^r' Samuel, Professor of Tonic Sol-fa; Mr. Wm Ashleigh; Mr. John Squire. Mr. W. F. Hulley Mr. Jones, Cwmbwrla; Rev. Mr. Jones Siloh, LandorJ• Rev. Mr. Jenkins, Ebenezer; Mr. J. Haydn Parrv' Harrow; Mr. William Harris, Mr. W. A. Davies Major Jones. United States Consul, Cardiff; Mr. David Davies, Gore House; Mr. S. C. Gamwell, Mr. William Davies, Gorse-lane; Alderman Freeman, Councillor Francis, Mr. T. Roberts. The Mayor, in his opening speech, said be was in one pleased, and in another sense sorry, to be present. He did not like to preside over meetings when they were about to lose old friends. He felt that when any great minister, or musician, or any other useful man was leav- ing the town, they could ill afford to spare them. As one who, for 32 years, had lived in Swansea, no one felt that more than he did, because it was not always that the vacant places could be filled. Dr. Parry bad for many years resided in the town, and had carried on a most useful work amongst them—(cheers)—especially (Renewed cheers.) Froi time to done his best to rai86 the e111?111# in that church> and ha-d heen a most Sunday schoolteacher. He had also been useiuiin teaching music in our midst. (Cheers.) Dr. Parry's coming here, he considered as a great privilege to Swansea, and they had in many repects, sustained a loss in his departure from them, but they ought not to • the doctor bettered himself, as he hoped he might, in the neighbouring town of Cardiff. Concluding he expressed the hope that they might often have the pleasure of seeing Dr. Parry amongst them. (Cheers.) The presentation was then made by Mrs. Evans, eldest daug-hter of Mr. William Harris, the well-known deacon ot Ebenezer, the testimonial consisting of a purse of gold. The presentation was made amid rounds of ap- plause. w^r- William Harris, who made a happy speech in Welsh, said that in going from Swansea, the chief r>n °d Wales, to Cardiff, the second town—(laughter) w* v.- y had removed his body and soul, but he had lett his spirit behind at Ebenezer. (Applause.) The Doctor had done a great deal to advance the study and T? v? lnu8^c at Ebenezer, and in Swansea generally, and he (the speaker) wished him every success in his new sphere of labour. (Applause.) Dr- Parry, on rising to reply, was received with enthusiastic applause. As they knew he had never pretended to be, in any degree, an orator. Had he the power, he feared that the emotional elements within mm would upset the oratorical power. His feelings on that occasion were naturally somewhat mixed. He felt that in coming there he had really come home. In that sense he was filled with pleasure, and that occasion seemed to unveil the past, and to awaken old associa- tions recollections, and impressions that would ever be very dear to him. (Applause.) VVere he leaving them tor some far distant land the question would be more serious, but, as it was, he had simply gone to live, as it were, in another house, in the next street, for, in the world at large, Cardiff was only the next street to Swansea, and ^as not leaving them in any way. One aspect of that meeting he greatly appreciated, as a musician and as a Christian. They knew that the outer world did a great deal to recognise efforts in various direc- tions, and, as a Church member and, considering sacred music, he rejoiced that the Church was not behind in Ivf fPp^eciation of music. (Applause.) He believed that to be a very healthy sign. The mainspring of the progress of every nation was found within the sanctuary. That was clear from the history of Italy, Germany France, and other countries. He was glad to say that they as musicians had no creed. Their creed was art, and art was not denominational. He At to find upon the platform his esteemed triena Mr. Squire, who had done so much for music— (applause)—and Mr. Hulley—(applause)—who was con- nected with a great school of music, that of church sacred music and no branch of music, he went on to say, had been more developed than that within the sanctuaries of the Catholic Church. He would like to see music progress to the same extent in Welsh places or worship. (Hear, hear.) He [would that Noncon- formists would imitate the Catholics and the c .cn-people, who had also done much for sacred mUSIC. They had, beyond a doubt, abundant talent in Wa:les, yet that talent was not utilized as it ought to be in the church services, but was seriously wasted in connection with outside work, particularly in the + H 4Ld competitions. This serious wastejof music, fhA f • 8anctuary, he compared to a cancer, sapping tne national progress, and that meeting he looked upon !?, au £ ury of a new history dawning upon the In his Tiew, the sanctuary should have the P..ot everything; they should have the best educa- the pulpit, and also the best organs and the best musicians. (Applause.) That was a broad subject, anane would not dwell further upon it, because there were 10any more speakers to follow. He proceeded to re- mark that the testimonial they had given him (I Di ^Uage their feelings of friendship towards him. (Applause.) There was another coin, besides £ s. d., the com current within their hearts, which was ample reward. With regard to his removal to Cardiff he was sure they wonld be glad to know that his prospects there were more than satisfactory-(applause)-and they would not think him egotistical when he said that he had 60 students attending his lectures at the College, and that his own private work was coming in nobly. He hoped to be spared to do far more good than he had ever yet done. He felt that he would like to leave an impression upon the music of his country. Much needed to be done, aud he was anxious to find a band of artistes, his own fellow countrymen, who should place themselves under the best possible culture, and fit themselves to become pioneers in the cause of music in Wales. There could be no doubt that they made a "rave mistake in sending their children to London to pursue their musical studies, for depend upon it, they came back less Welsh than they were. That was the inevitable result, and he agreed with the remark made at a meeting in Cardiff, on the previous evening, bv Mr. Alfred Thomas, M. P., in favour of the formation of a national conservatoire of music in Wales, which could easily be accomplished if they put their hearts together. Before his career was over, henoped to co-operate with others, far abler than himself, in exercising some influence in moulding and shaping Welsh musical talent in the future. (Applause.) Again he thanked them for the testimonial, and alluding to the occasions upon which he hoped to meet them in the future, he was sure they would, on those occasions, be glad to see nim, as he assured them he would ever be glad to see them., (Applause.) Major Jones, in an eloquent speech, said Dr. Parry had gone to the Universiry of Wales, and not to the university of Cardiff. (Applause.) Having sketched at some length the early life of Dr. Parry and the successes and distinctions that his almost unrivalled musical genius, combined with persevering industry, had enabled him to secure, he appealed to the meeting to support the Doctor, and the institution with which he was connected, not, he repeated, a Cardiff institution, ifn in?titution for the improvement and elevation of e boys and girls of South Wales. He asked them, also: to be united for the promotion of that good object, ?niind'ng them that if they themselves did not show at they were really in earnest, their neighbours would not respect them. Rev. W. James followed with a humourous speech, m which he said that he did not know whether to con- gratulate Dr Parry upon his gain in leaving Swansea, or to sympathise with him in his loss. Dr. Parry was aw elshman, and as Cardiff was much more Anglicised than lawansea, the Doctor must, on that account, suffer loss, There were more bricks in Cardiff and more Welshmen in Swansea. (A laugh.") Mr. W. A. Davies said that in losing Dr. Parry he was losing an intimate friend, one whom he had known as a boy at Merthyr Tydfil, and who was now the greatest musical genius that Wales had over produced, above all others eminently qualified to fill his present position of professor of music at the University College at Cardiff. That that was so was evidenced by the suc- cess that had already attended his efforts. Having made reference to Dr. Parry's high reputation as a musical composer, and to the varied character and excellence of his Compositions, he went on to bear testimony to the Doctors ability as organist and choirmaster, observing that with him as conductor, a choir of moderate ability needed only a few rehearsals. Their loss would be Cardiff's gain, and that loss would be felt most of all by Dr. Parry's faithful choir at Ebenezer. (Applause.) He (Dr. Parry) had not only enriched the musical world by his compositions; he had also raised the tone of music, and done much to elevate the tastes of his fellow countrymen. The testimonial did not adequately express the esteem they felt for Dr* Parry, and was but a small token of their appreciation of his services. Mr. D. H. Evans (Melbourne), in a speech of con- siderable length, said that Dr. Parry's reputation was as great in Australia as it was in this country. Appropriate speeches having been also given y Rees Jones and Rev. Mr. Thomas (Landore), Mr. Squire said it gave him great pleasure^ is tribute of respect and admiration to Dr- T, J8 talents. They who had had the benefit of Dr.^arry s services, were, as a «ongregation, themos ed in Wales. They had had the services of a fine organist, and a great musician, who was the only e Doctor of Music. He had no doubt that they deeply felt the loss they had sustained, and he was sure they had derived immense advantage from the te b of Dr. Parry, and the example that he had set them. In Wales they were almost •yerwhelmed with the lavish abundance of musical ™atenal, but musicians, who came here as strangers, telt that Wales did not do herself justice. They had heard Dr. Parry's hymns, &c., but had they hea,rd his symphonies, overtures, and quartettes P and if not, why not P They must value the teaching that the Doctor had impressed upon his fellow- teaching that the Doctor had impressed upon his fellow- countrymen. They had plenty of vocal material, but they wanted more training. Voices must be cultivated and taught through the mind. He was certain that through Dr. Parry's teaching the gain to the PrincI- pality and to musical art would be very great indeed that the influence and talent the Doctor brought tè heaterlove^d8^ the University would lead to a a Pledge of tions to^Dr Parrv^ °?erf^ warmest congratula- and a gentlema" ^could^S^^iw^10^11' the 15 years he had been in Swans J ^v, every help and encouragement Trom nJ p rece £ ved removal from Swansea KkogrSwJtf^ Cardiff had the College ?hey^Sat hT^ vS™? gpepK,T'i aUow the DMtot During the proceedings, Alaw Llynfell recited an original piece of poetry in Welshf euloSnf Dr Parry The recitation was loudly appkuded Miss Polly Jenkins sung, with her usual taste an "The Lost Chord," Dr. Parry presiding at the ortran' An encore was demanded, but owing to the lentrfh of the programme it was not complied with Mr Havdri Parry accompanied on the piano, and played' several pieces, one of which was his own composition Miss Jones and Miss Robinson also contributed to the even- ing's musical entertainment. The proceedings clrwprl with the singing of Ffarwi! iti Gymrnfdd.
THE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS, j Yesterday the Counties of Glamorgan and +Vl„^outh were in the throes of excitement attending Council n members to sit on the first County manifos+1,1 ?verywhere there was great interest nollinsrnla
THE WRECK OF THE BARQUE IN THE BRISTOL CHANNEL. A BRAVE NEGRO. Last week we published au account of the wreck of the French barque, Epervier, 00 the Scarweather Sands, but were then unable to state as to how they managed to get free from the ship. According to the statement of the captain of the barque Epervier to the French Consul in Swansea, it appears that they left Bordeaux on the 26th December, bound for Cardiff with a full cargo of pitwood. The ship was in good condition, with everything on board. All went well until the evening of the 8th inst., when at about six o'clock the captain sighted the Scarweather. He at once took his reckon- ings, aud did everything to put the ship on her right course to Cardiff. At 8.30 they suddenly lost sight of the Scarweather light. According to the reckonings, although they could not see the light, they were only 11 miles from it. The captain calculated that they had only travelled five or six miles from six to 12 o'clock. At 12 o'clock the sound of breakers could be heard, and steps were at once taken to steer the ship clear of them but in consequence of the slow speed at which she was going, she could not obey her helms quick eni/ngh, and grounded on the Scarweather sands. The sea at the time was running strong, especially the under current, and the barque began to lean over on her port side. He still had slight hopes of floating the ship when the wind rose, and the sea, having the vessel at its mercy, dashed her on the sands and she began to heave terribly. There was five feet of water in the hold, and the captain gave orders to cut away all the ropes. At this stage the first boat was carried away by a huge sea, and shortly afterwards the second boat was smashed on deck, which was now immersed in water. In order to lighten the ship one of the masts was cut away, when it fell on the third boat, making it quite useless. There was only one boat now left, and the position of the crew became very perilous. The whole ship, except a small portion of the stern, was under water, and there the crew had to remain for some time. The boat was launched, when it got out of the reach of the men, and they were therefore left without any means of saving themselves. The captain had prepared all his ship's papers and valuables in the cabin, into which the water rushed, and broke every piece of furniture. The captain, anxious to save his papers, managed to reach the cabin, when he was struck in the side by a piece of timber, and became insensible. Fortunately, he caught hold of the door and thus saved himself from a watery grave. The poor fellow remained insensible for about fifteen minutes, when he found that two of his ribs had been broken, and it was with great difficulty that he managed to reach the deck. The crew were all huddled up in the stern with nothing but a watery grave staring them in the face, when a negro, one of the crew, after much severe exertion, got the roof of his berth loose, and which he floated. While he was on this frail raft, a huge sea washed him away from the reach of the ship, and it seemed as though he was destined to perish. But the brave fellow kept quite cool amidst all the danger, and contrived to make an oar with a rude piece of timber, and after working for about an hour and a quarter, he succeeded in reaching the ship, and made the raft fast to it. He then thought of one of the boats which had got entangled near the ship, and again exerting his strength, he managed to work his raft round to it, and again, amidst the greatest danger, got it within reach of the crew, who gladly made it secure to the ship. During all this time the ship was fast breaking up, very often huge seas washing clean oVfF the crew, who were now perishing with cold and hunger. It was. of course, useless to remain on the doomed barque, and preparations were made to seek safety by the boat and the raft which the negro had so ingeniously made valuable. Despite the dangers which attended the attempt, six ot the crew succeeded in getting on the raft, and seven of the men, with the oaptaia, got into the boat, the holes in which they plugged up with their handkerchiefs, &c. A most unfortunate accident occurred while the crew were getting on to the raft. A hugh sea swept over it. and one of their number, a man named Jeffroid, was washed away, and was never seen again. In the storm and fog the boat and the raft with their precious burdens, drifted down the channel, away from the land and from assistance. In this state the crew had been for a few hours when they sighted a French lugger, the Esther bound for a foreign port. The poor fellows made signals of distress, and when they saw that they were noticed they became frantic with delight. The lugger bore down upon them, and took them on board, and fed and warmed them. The crew were landed at Oxwich Bay at 5 o'clock, and here they were taken care of by the coastguards, and provided with every comfort. The French Consul and the Mumbles coastguards were immediately acquainted with the disaster, and on the following day (Wednesday) were conveyed to the Sailors' Home at Swansea. Here Captain Barrett, with his usual kindheartedness, provided for the wants of the poor fellows, who were most profuse in their thanks to him. The French Consul at Swansea pro- vided the crew with money, and an adequate supp'y o1 clothing was purchased at Masters and Co., Castle- street. They were then put on board a steamer ana conveyed to Rouen. The captain, when he landed at Oxwich, was in such a condition that he could not be street. They were then put on board a steamer and conveyed to Rouen. The captain, when he landed at Oxwich, was in such a condition that he could not be removed, and stayed in Gower for a few days. As soon as he was able to move about the French Consul sent a conveyance to Oxwich for his removal to the Sailors Home. Here, as in the case of the crew, every kind- ness was shown him. The Consul provided him with clothing and money, and eventually sent him, in care ot a man, on to Southampton, from whence he shippe(* Havre. Both the French Consul and Captain Barrett, of the Sailors' Home, are deserving of high praise for the kind manner in which they looked after the ship- wrecked crew.
+ AN INDICTMENT AGAINST MORMONISM. We have been asked to publish the following letter, which purports to give the experiences of a gentleman who has lived for many years among the Mormons, and has conceived as great a hatred of them and their practices as Mr. Jarman, who visited Swansea some time ago. In reply to questions put to him on the subject by a Swansea gentleman, Mr. J. W. Wood, ot Cardiff, says I went out to Utah with General A. S. Johnson, in 1857, and remained there until 1860. The motive the Mormons had for murdering 170 poor emi- grants, was to avenge the death of Parley Pratt, one of the twelve scoundrels who are known in Utah as Apostles. During Pratt's mission to Arkansas, he in- duced a married lady to leave her home and become one of his wives. This was during her husband's absence from home. When he returned and founi that his two little children had also been taken away, he at once got on their track, and overtook them in the Indian Terri- tory, where he shot Pratt. He recovered his children but would not allow his wife to return. He went to the nearest authority (Fort Smith) and gave himself up, was tried, and acquitted. These people had the n^a' fortune to come from Arkansas. For that, and that aldne, they were murdered by order of Brig-ham Young. As to the existence of destroying Angels, I never heard it denied until lately. Every one there knew about them. Their reputed leader was Bill Hickman. I knew him personally. There was no money in circulation when ve arrived in Utah. In fact. some of the younger one? had never seen any. All the tiade was on the Truck System. Men who worked for others had to work every tenth day for Brigham, instead of paying tithe. All grib^ mills, saw mills, &c., belonged to Brigham, and as all the work was done by these tithe men, he had no wages to pay. When fresh arrivals came in with money, Brigham secured it all. He sold land which was not if' ?nd kinds of stores from Tithe House so that all that came into the territory found its way into hls coffers, and he never paid cash for anything. He also claimed one-tenth of every thing that was pro- duced in the territory, with only one exception, viz., the young Mormons. Many of the Mounta n Meadow murderers were tried before Judge Cradle bough, m 1859, and although positive evidence was produced, not one of them was convicted—every man on taose juries had a greater regard for his throat than he ha,d for his oath, Not being a Mormon myself, I cannot say very much about their preaching. One of our men heard Brigham Young say that all Apostates must have their throats cut, and that the Bible was no more to him than last year's almanack. I am told that many people think that Mr. Jarman goes a little too far. But to those who have seen some of the abominable practices of Mormonism in Utah, do not think so. ^5*° n°t think any nobleman had visited Salt Lake at at "me, as there was not a railway within 1»200 years since. Although a casual visitor might think that the Mormons were a contented satis- fied people-the fact is, none dare complain. I do not believe there are two men or women in the Mormon community who can trust each other. Th»y have a short way of dealing with dissatisfied people in Utah. My opinion of Mormonism is that it consists of a few hundreds of the most licentious scoundrels the world ever produced, and of many thousands of honest hard- working dupes. I hope you will make Swansea too hot for those fellows who come here under the cloak of religion in order to replenish their harams in Utah.—I am, dear sir, yours sincerely, J. W. WOOD. Mr. Jarman gives the number of emigrants as 120, I as 170. I was there at the time, and Mr. J. not until 10 years after.
THE CONTESTED ELECTIONS. HIRWAIN.—Sir W. T Lewis, C., 454; Rev. R. Morg-an. L 383; majority, 71. LLWYDCOED —Mr. R. H. Rhys, J.P., C., 317; Mr. Griffiths George, L 258; majority. 59. GADLYS.—Mr. James Lewis, J.P, I., 902 Mr. T. J. Jones, retired grocer, L., 407 majority, 495. LLANDAFF.-Mr. R. Forest, J P.. C., 448; Mr. W. Evans, grocer, L, 257; majority, 191. tut T?F?aEST"—r- J- Roberts, Steel Works, L., 481; Leyshon, brewer, C., 383 majority, 98. ABERAVON.—Alderman R. Jenkins, tin-plate manu- f^t-^ >. 401; Mr. J. M. Smith, provision merchant, C., 348 majority, 53. BRITON FERRT.-Mf. W Hunter, J.P., L., 353; BRITON FERRT.-Mf. W Hunter, J.P., L., 353; spoiled votes'6^' ironmaster, C., 303; majority, 50; CAEHARRIS. -Mr. E P. Martin. Dowlais Works, U., 762; Mr. Evan Lewis, auctioneer, L„ 133 majority, 629- DOWLAIS —Mr. Thomas Jenkins, C., 469; Mr. David Jones, L., 443; majority, 26. PENYDARREN -Mr. Thomas Williams J.P., L 653; Mr. John Plews, solicitor, C., 323; ma.jority,330. MERTHYR TOWN. Mr. J. Jenkins, brick manu- facturer, L., 543; Mr. F. James, solicitor, U 510- Mr. D. Williams, brewer, C., 500; majority, 33 spoiled votes, II. GELLYFAELOG.—Mr. Benjamin James, solicitor L 436; Mr. T. Jones, grocer, I., 131; majority, 305. PONTYPRIDD.—Mr. Walter Morgan, solicitor, L 608; Mr. Gordon Lenox, J.P., C.,490; majority, lis- spoiled votes, 7. PENARTH, Two MEMBERS.—Mr. H. O. Fisher, C., 667 Mr. J S. Corbett, C., 427 Mr. Thomas Lewis, L., 423 Mr. D T. Alexander, L., 387; two first are elected. COEDFRANC.-Mr. J. N. Moore, coalowner, C., 451; Mr. S. T. Evans, solicitor, L., 319; majority, 132. CwMASiAN.-Mr. T. p. white, grocer, L., 769; Mr. E. M. Hann, M.E., C.. 480 majority, 289. COWBRIDGE. Mr. Thomas, Rees, L., 334 Mr. Rees Thomas, I., 322; Mr. R. T. Bassett, C., 240; Liberal majority, 12. MAESTEG.-Di:J. Davies, L, 662; Mr. D. Grey, tin. plate maker, 1, 509; majority, 153. y, MARGAM. Mr. A. Pendarves Vivian. L 618 • Mr Llew. Howell, L, 377 majority. 241 KiBB0R.-Mr. H. Lewis, J.P., c, 589; Rev David Evans, B. A., L, 284; majority, 305. Number of voters 1,044 spoilt papers, 7. LLANTWIT VARDRE.— Mr. E. Edwards, stone mer- chant, L, 367; Mr. Jabez Evans, farmer, I, 314; majority, 53 spoilt papers, 6. MERTHYR (Plymouth Ward).—Mr. H. W Lewis, L., 570 Mr. Joseph Owen, L 331 majority, 239. DYNAS POWIS.—Mr. O. H. Jones, J.P., C., 443; Mr. W. Jenkins, farmer, L., 271; majority, 172. LLANTRISSANT.—Mr. J. Blandy Jenkins, J.P., L 609 Mr. Josiah Lewis, C., 444; majority, 165. CAERPHILLY.—Mr. D. Lewis, solicitor, Labour and Liberal, 531; Mr. Henry Anthony, J.P., L., 406; m^HONDDA VALLEY.—PENTRE YSTBAD (Two). —Mr. William Jenkins, M.E., L., 1,116; Mr. R. Morris, L., 1,098; Mr. D. Evans, M.E., L., 796. The first two are elected. SKETTY.— The candidates for the one seat were Messrs. J. Powell, L., E. Daniel, L., aodJ. Richard C. There was very little excitement. The result will be declared about noon at to-day, the Swansea Town-hall. LLANSAMLET.—The candidates were Messrs. W. F. Richards, L., and D. Sims, L., and the polling stations were at Bethel, Cwm, and Birchgrove. The result will be declared to-day, at Plasmarl. ,E.NP.EBRY and LOUGHOR.—The interest in this district is due to the fact that Mr. Harris (L.) disputes the claims of Mr. J. T. D. Llewelyn (C.) to the seat. The result will be declared at Gowerton about noon to- day. TYRDEUNAW.—The candidates were Sir Hussey Vivian, M.P., and Mr. Llewellyn Davies, both Liberals, and the polling stations at Treboeth and Plasmarl. The contest is variously viewed, each side expressing con- fidence of a large majority, but most likely the voting will be closer than many expect. The result will be declared about noon to day at Plasmarl schoolroom. OYSTERMOUTH.—Here the candidates are Mr. John Taylor, (L.) Mr. N. Morgan (C.) and Mr. Penrice (C.) There were polling-stations at the Mumbles and Park- mill. At the Mumbles tkere was much excitement. The result will be declered at Swansea Town-hall about noon to-day. LLANDILO TALYBONT—The candidates are Messrs. R. Harris (L.) and David Lewis (C.), and the polling stations were at Pontardulais and Gorseinon Stations; It will be declared at Gowerton Board School about noon to-day. GOWER.—Here Mr. CoryYeo (L )and Mr. Essery (C.) are the candidates. The polling stations were at Reynoldstone and Penclawdd. The result will be de- clared at Swansea Town Hall at noon to-day. GELLYGAER LOWER DIVISION. -The election for the county council seat of this division took place on Thursday, when Mr. W. Cosslett Beddoe (L.) and Mr. Henry W. Martin (I.) were the candidates. The poll- ing stations were at the Deri, Cwmfelin, and Gellygaer Board Schools. MAESTEG DIVISION.—The election was carried on here with much enthusiasm, but there was no attempt whatever at disorder. Vehicles carried electors to the poll all day. Many wore red rosettes (Dr. Davies a colour), and many of those in favour of Mr. David Orrey wore badges of green and white. CWMAVON.-The feeling during the cont; intense. The candidates were Mr. Herbert Ev ,) and Mr. J. Stanley (C.) „orv srv;ru0,i NANTYMOEL. —Polling went on ,}' every effort being used to bring the vote and the utmost good humour prevailed. ult is not likely to be declared until to-day. -==
In accordance with the Order in Council of December, 1887, under which the Winter ■ Seated, the commission days |for the com g be arranged, as they were last year,80 t oo/i?n several circuits will end simultaneously on the 20th of March. Canning is not wisdom. Pre^ar'cation is not policy; and (novel as the notion 18 equally true) armies are not strength • Acre and Waterloo show it, and the flames of the Kremlin, and the solitude of Fontainebleau. One honest man, one wise man one peaC(lful man, commands a hundred mi»'ons, without a baton, and without a charger. He wants no fortress to protect him; he stands higher than any citadel can raise him, brightly f n8P"?.°"S to the most distinct nations, God's servant by election God's image by beneficence. — Walter lavage Lanaor. THE CURE OF INEBRIATES —A general meeting of the Society for the Study of Inebriety was held at the rooms of the Medical Society of London, on Tuesday, to hear Dr. James Stewart, Bristol on "Inebriety among the Higher and Educated daises." ^rr occupied the ehair. After dwelling on the great extent to which inebriety prevailed in the higher and educated classes, and referring to his experience m its care, Dr. Stewart said he had arrived at the following conclusions: -1. That inebriety must be treated as a physical disease, no matter to what class the patient belongs, but especially if he or she belongs to the h^her classes of society. 2. That it is absolutely necessary that the treatment, to be successful, should commence with the total and absolute cutting off of all intoxicating beverages. 3. That a hope of permanent recovery onght not to be held out unless the patient will submit himself absolutely to treatment for a twelvemonth at the least. 4. That it ought to be impressed upon the friends of the patient that the a ter- treatment of the case depends greatly on their ^unselfish-. ness The wife or husband, as the case may be, ought to become a total abstainer some months before the return home of the patient, and all alcoholic beverages should be permanently banished from the house in which he or she is to live after leaving the home.—Mr. Holthurst expressed the opinion that inebriety was both » disease and a vice, and it was very difficult to draw the line between the two..—Mr. J. Taylor, Mr. J. H. Raper, and Canon Barker also spoke, the latter pointing out how desirable it would be if the members of the medical pro- fession would frequently draw attention to the fact that alcohol, when used in moderation, was injurious to persons in health; they would thus be doing a great bene. fit to mankind. He also looked to a great reduction in the facilities for obtaining drink being attended with a diminution of drunkenneM among the poorer olaaaM.
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THE UNITARIAN CHURCH NEW ORGAN. TO THE EDITOR OF "THE OAM-nRTAxr" Sm,-Your notice of the above in last wetk's issue stating that the fixing of this organ, with all the latest improvements and introductions, will make it the mSt perfect instrument in the town-superior even to the well-known organ by the same makers now in use at Holy Trinity Church-is not quite accurate. Trinity organ already possesses every stop contained in the Unitarian organ, and m addition to this has also a third manual and twelve more stops, including the „ Thlc £ has recently been added at a cost of £ 35.—Obediently yours, j
WANTED-A MARKET AT SKETTY TO THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIB,—Sketty village is now quickly becoming Sketty toion. Would you not help us here in that locality in en- suring us the advantage derived from having a market in our vicinity ? If we cannot get potables as yet here, why should we not have eatables of all kinds in afeun- dance? Why should we not have poulterers, fish- mongers, dealers in game, and others of £ he like genus? nr^,Dg- sa? atainst Abertawy," but as self is Wpr\?r^°mina-nt 1D natnre, that town would which til«opDg 1D PrefercIlce to our beiug served here, aTsttr,18 quarter of the di8tance from ™ an?T3V ^e.Pre8,3 18 Powerful agent now, TLT mUCh \° a,d us a11 here» if felt inclined so to do Yours truly, j. A MOBBIS. Havod, Sketty, January 15, 1389.
OUR LOCAL TRADE, MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE. The trade of the harbour during the past week has been satisfactory, a fair amount of activity being displayed in all departments. A good supply of tonnage has tn+omL in ballast, so that the prospects for next week are good. The imports amount to 11,862 tons, and exports foreign 32,621 tons. The shipments of general merchandise amount to 6,630 tons, of coal, 19,891 tons, and patent fuel, 6,100. Of general merchandise the clearances include 60 tons for France, 2,210 tons for Rotterdam, 470 Jons for Antwerp, 1,350 tons for New York, and 2,600 for Philadelphia and Baltimore. There is no change to note in prjce8 0f tin-plates, makers adhering strictly to tneir quotations. There has been more business doing in opper, aQ(j prjces are grm at £ jj J5S> to £ 78 5s. for Chili mJin+Q- e South Wales steam coal trade continues to Th f„'?Areat activity, and high prices are still the rule. + Cardiff and Swansea coal company have at length struck the 4 ft. and 6 ft..earns of coal at their Resolven Colherieg, is of great imp0rtance to Swansea, and in t e near future should become a valuable adjunct to her coal supply. IMPORTS COASTWISE.—Pig-Iron, 2,361 tons; tin-plate bars, 478 tons copper ore, 707 tons salt, 240 tons flour, 350 cons slates, lib tons; burnt ore, 424 tons lead ore, 195 tons pitch, 1,332 tons; silver ore, 130 tons; sundries, 522 tons. IMPORTS FOREIGN — Genoa, calamine, 990 tons Tornea, timber, 647 loads Port Nollnth, copper ore, 2,655 tons: Tucacas, copper ore, 707 tons. EXPORTS FOREIGN.—Coal, 19,891 tons, patent fuel, 6,100 tons, general merchandise, (i,630 tons. ARRIVALS DURING THE WEEK, 46 stenmprs, 22,657 tons, 40 sailers, 7,075 tons, total, 86 vessel, 29,732 tons legister.
♦ LIVERPOOL TIN-PLATE MARKET. (Specially reported for The Cambrian.) THURBDAY. —The anticipations as to the Birmingham Quarterly Meeting were not realised in so far as any considerable amount of business being done there, nor has much been done here since during this the first week following quarter day. There is a bit of a lull in this market this week; buyers are evidently holding off for awhile in order to see if makers may modify their views as to prices. Buyers' attitude this week is one of indifference, there being very few enquiries going about and not many offers made for tin-plates. This may last for some time longer, and it therefc-" simply resolves itself into a contest between buyers and sellers or makers and merchants as to which will hold out the longest—the former before placing their orders, or the latter before being obliged to sell tucir plates. If makers will not press their plates on the market but wait for buyers to make their enquiries, ar.d offer their orders, they will be masters of the situation, as now undoubtedly buyers have a considerable ainoant of business in hand for their spring shipmentr. Thorp has been almost more doing in terne plates than in tin- plates here this week. In the latter Bessemer and Siemens' steel cokes are most asked for. The market, though rather quiet, is quite firm in tone, and prices are steady. These range, generally speaking al>op* as followsCoke tin-plates aud Bessemer steel cok-^s, ordinary sorts, 13s., Liverpool; also at 12s. 9d. to ivJ.s IC., Wales; wasters, lis. 6d. and lis. 9d. to 12-. Siemens' steel cokes. 13s. 6d., Liverpool, for ordinirv sorts, also 13s. 3d. to 13s. 6d. and 13s. 9d. IC., wdle" charcoal tin-plates, 14s. to 16s. 6d. IC.; best charcoal' 17s. to 22s. IC. terne plates, 23s. to 276d., atd wasters, 21s. to 23s. Tin steady at t98 to £ :o; Scot-b pigs, 41s. to 41s. 6d.; Middlesboro', 33s. 6d. hematite 44s. 3d. to 44s. 7Jd.; spelter, £ 18 5s. to .Elf. 7s. fid.
♦ THE TIN-PLATE TRADE. BOARD OF TRADE RETURNS OF BRITISH EXTORTS Ot TIN-PLATES DURING DECEMBER. l 1887. l&fc. TOM. TOM. Germany ••• 366 Holland 201 z?A France 310 37: United Sta.tes 21,322 21,SBL Auatra.Ia.aia. 682 527 British North America 1,195 826 Other Countries 4,663. 5,21" Totals 28.739 28,974 The shipments last month were not so heavy a? was expected they would be, and this account- for the increase in stocks to the extent of 76,000 boxes. There were 309,000 on the 1st inst and 233,000 boxes on the 1st ult. The stormy weather prevailing last month prevented the coasting steamers taking the platen round to Liverpool for shipment.
The Dean and Chapter of Rochester having given permission for the erection of a mural tablet in the Cathedral to the memory of Joseph Maas, the well- known tenor, the tablet was unvailed on Wednesday. ACCIDENT TO A CORK ^TEAMKR. —One of the Cork Steamship Company s vessels, the Lee, w*son Wednes- I day, towed into Holvheaa harbour. At 3 o'clock those Ion board were awakened by a. sudden shock, and the officers finding the vessel leaking, had the boats lowered. Subsequently the Holyhead lifeboat and a Liverpool tug went to the steamer's assistance, and helped her in. The cause of the accident is wholly mysterious. Probate of the will, dated the 29th of April, 1881. GodlL'11^ made the 10th of April, 1884, 31st March, 1885, and 14th of April, 1887, of the late u10-?- ^ewborough of Glyn^rou ''ark, Carnarvon, who died on the 1st of November, 1888. aged 85 years, has been granted to the executors, the value of the personal estate being declared at £ 240,298 14s. 2d. A FIND OF SALT.—discovery of salt is reported at Barrow, where, for some months past, boring opera, tions have been carried out on Walney Island, with „ view of ascertaining if coal existed in the neighbour" hood. The first bore hole was unsuccessful, but in the second hole a bed of salt has been found at a depth of about three hundred feet. Its extent has not been fully ascertained, but it is said to be about 70 feet thick, half of which is in a crystallised state.
~~BIRTHS* MARRIAGES AND DEA i'Hs" Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, i. -ill cases must be authenticated hu the name and add/ of the writer as a guarantee of good faith. MARRIAGES. A^THEJ26TH DEC' Jersey City. U.S.A., by the v. FI. T stoaaard, Rector of St. John's Protestant Episcop.U Church- C? H ^ANIES» youngeat son of the late Alfred Lane, LLW yncuawr, oKetty, to Mary Jane, daughter of John Forster, 2U. Siimu.it- avenue, Jersey City. On the 10th inst., at Cwmdauddwr Church, HHAYA^OR, LIY the v. T. EdwarJs Vicar of the Parish, assisted by th" KEV. T Thirlwall and the Rev. T. Laugharna, Captain J. R. Y. Sl ate; I, East Yorkshire RE?T.,ELDES^ son of Major-G-eneral J. K, Starlet, (late R.A.), of RhydoMog, Rhayader. to Ada, second TIIIIIGHTER of John Mellor, of Bryntinon, Rhayader. On the 14th Jan.. T''E "arish Church, Skelton-in-Cievciand. by the Rev. R. J. Dais, Frederick A. Trevan, Surgeon, R.X.. of St. Endellion, Cornwall, to Emily Catharine, fourth d u^fcter Of'the late Lockwood, of Stockton-on-Tees. On Jan. 15th, at St. Marylebone Church, London, the Kev, J. Jones. M. A. Rector of St. Issels (Pem.), to Mary Louisa, DAUGHTER of the LATE Mr. J. Jones, of Dryseoljr.XB. CARMARTHENSHIRE, and of Mrs. Jones, NJW of Pietoi. t.-rrace, Carmarthen. DEATHS. On the 12th inst., at 10, Page-street, Sarah, widow of THE late John Evans, Master Mariner, of this town, aged 70 yeurs. On the llth inst., at 7, Castle-square, Swansea, Miss Margart-• NaomI Jones, aged 63 years. On Jan. llth, at Penhenrhiw House, Mary Anne, »'!(« r,f Thomas Charles, in her 62nd year. On the 13th inst., at Folkestone, Sir Henry A. Hunt. C,1^. aged 78. On the 14th inst., at Trafalgar Lawn, Barnstaple, MSr>, tne widow of the late Thomas Howell Stevens, formerly ei Eton College, in her 78th year. „ r. On the 12th Jan,, at Exmouth, Henry Morris, of Littieiiehi. South Devon, Madras Civil Service (retired), aged 84. On the 9th Jan., in London, Charlotte, widow of M r^ Thomas, late of Myrtle Hill, Llangaddock, deeply regr. ^OIT^THE NTH inst., AT THE Lammas, Michinhamt.. Gloucestershire, in her 78th year, Jane Margaretta Hill, of House, last surviving daughter of the late Richard Hill, oi Plymouth Lodge, Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorganshire. On the 14th Inst., at his residence, Weston-super-Mare, the Rev William Hunt, prebendary of Wells, and late Vicar of Holv Trinity Church, Weston-super-Mare, in his 82nd year. On the llth Jan., at Drayton, Torquay, after a long illness. Elizabeth Horne. aged 79. Printed by Steam Power, and Published by HOWEL WALTER WILLIAMS & Co., at the CAMBRIAN Printed by Steam Power, and Published by HOWEL WALTER WILLIAMS & Co., at the CAMBRIAN OITICB, No. 58, Wind-street, Swansea, in the.^Courty 0; Olamorgaa.—FXIDAT, JANUABT 18,1889.