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PONTYPRIDD POLICE COURT.

PENTRE POLICE COURT.

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THE CHEMISTRY OF EXPLOSIONS.

FRIGHTFUL SUICIDE IN MON-MOUTHSHIRE.

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AT OLYGYDD Y'PONTYPRIDD CHRONICLE"

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THE COlN^PUTIONALISTS OF EAST…

A BRIEF §)J0!TRN IN CORNWALL.

DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE.

PONTYPRIDD BOARD OF GUARDIANS.

IINSTRUCTIONS TO SIR H. ROBINSON.

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INSTRUCTIONS TO SIR H. ROBINSON. A Parliamentary paper has been issued containing the instructions addressed by the Earl of Kimberley to Sir Hercules Robinson, on his departure to asaume the offices of Governor of the Cape and High Commis- sioner in South Africa. With regard to the Transvaal, Lord Kimberley says that her Majesty's Government have anxiously looked forward to the time when it might be possible to confer free institutions on the Transvaal,but "the recent news of an attempt to over- throw the Queen's sovereignty by armed force renders it useless to discuss arrangements which can only be practicable when the authority of the Crown has been vindicated,and the maintenance of tranquility is firmly assured. When this has been effected her Majestv's Government will be prepared carefully to consider the best means of assuring to the Dutch settlers such full control of their local affairs as may be consistent with the general interests of her Majesty's dominions in South Africa, and with the obligations which have been incurred by this country to the very large native population in the Transvaal.' I will only further say," continues Lord Kimberley, that any plan of union or confederation which may hereafter be agreed upon by the three colonies will be considered by her Majesty's Government with an earnest desire to be able to give it their sanction. Failing any complete scheme of union, it might be possible to bring about at once joint action in regard to customs duties, and such matters AS fpofctal and telegraphic communication, and,above all, to establish a well-considered and efficient system of mutual co-operation for the maintenance of peace and for defence against risings or attacks of native*, whether within or beyond the frontiers." Upon the subject of the Basuto War, after expressing disap* proval of the policy pursued by the Colonial, Government, Lord Kimberley pays:â"As there ap-1 pears unfortunately to be no immediate prospect ol] the reestablishment of the authority of the Colonial Government, the qnestion presents itself whethev it would be possible by any friendly in- tervention on the part of her Majesty's Government to facilitate the restoration of peace. It is obvious that the conditions under which her Majesty's Government could attempt to bring about a settlement of the difficulty must depend upott various circumstances which cannot now be wholly foreseen. I am unable,therefore,to say more at presest than that if the Colonial Government should desire that an effort should be made to bring about a settles ment through the Imperial authority, and nt should be satisfied that the Basutos would be willing to place themselves to the hands of her Majestyv Government, I should be ready te receive favourably any proposition tor the appointment of a commission to â¢oEsiaer and recommend terms of settlement, at for the direct intervention of the Crown, if tfcsl should appear preferable. It is probable ths* tbe latter mignt be the better course, as the Bamtai were accustomed to look to tbe Governor ot Hisa Commissioner as the immediate representative of tot Queen." â¢

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