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SENSATIONAL INCIDENT AT DINAS…
SENSATIONAL INCIDENT AT DINAS POWIS. A SUB-AGENT REFUSED ADMISSION TO THE POLLING BOOTH. EXTKAORDINARY PROCEED- INGS. We are informed that a most extraordinary scene occurred on Friday last at Dinas Powis in course of the polling. It seema that the name3 of two electors had been wrongly entered on the register of voters, and the presiding officer refused to allow the two electors to vote. Mr. Llewellyn Davies, the Liberal sub-agent, on being informed of this tried to enter the polling booth to explain matters to the presiding officer, but was at first refused admission by the police-constable stationed at the door. Mr. Davies, however, was not to be denied, and after sho wing to the constable his credentials was allowed to enter. Mr. Davies thereupon went up to the presiding officer and told him that the two men who had appeared were the men whose names were supposed to be entered on the register of voters. He further protested against their being disallowed to vote, and pointed out that the presiding officer had no right to refuse to allow them that the presiding officer was not supposed to identify the voters, and that all who voted did so at their own risk, if they personated another. The presiding officer, however, inter- rupted Mr. Davies, and said that he could* not hear him. Mr. Davies said that he had a perfect right to protest, and that he had submitted his papers to the presiding officer in the morning. This could not be denied, but the Presiding Officer declared that Mr. Davies' name was not down on the li°t of personating agents. "Certainly not," replied Mr. Davies, for I am the sub-agent for the division, and was sworn by General Lee some days ago." I cannot hear you your name is not on my list," replied the Presiding Officer, and, having called a policeman, Mr. Davies was forcibly ejected, pro- testing vigorously all the while. We have not ascertained if the two men in ques- tion were eventuallly allowed to vote, but we have reason to believe that they were not. Great dissatisfaction has, however, been caused by the incident, for though Mr. Davies- who had been duly sworn in by General Lee—was not allowed to be heard, another gentleman, who had not been so sworn, was allowed to enter un- challenged by the constable, and to speak to the presiding officer.
GENERAL ELECTION. .
GENERAL ELECTION. STATE OF PARTIES. The returns at present (Thursday noon) reported give the following results Liberals 217 Irish Nationalists 42 Parnelli fces ? Conservatives 235 Dissentient Liberals 33 The total number of members of the new Parliament, including 63 who were unopposed is therefore 534 The Liberals have a net gain of 49 seats, count- ing 98 on a Division. The Ministerial majority, which at the end of the Parliament was 68, has therefore been wiped out, and Mr. Gladstone has a majority of 30. ANALYSIS OF THE RETURNS. Eng- Scot- Ire- land. land. Wales, land. LIBERALS 153 44 20 DXSSESTIEXTS 23 8 CONSERVATIVES 205 10 ••• ••• NATIONALISTS 1 — — ••• — 41 PARNELLITES — — ••• 7 382 62 22 68 PARTY GAINS AND LOSSES. Appended is a list of the party gains and lflfi3C3 LIBERAL GAIXS. MINISTERIAL GAINS Argyllshire 1 Barrow-in-Furness. 1 Ayrshire. South 1 £ £ BJH, Biggleswade 1 Dublin,^tephen-grecu 1 Bermonnsey 1 c°- Bradford, East 1 Euinburgh \Yest 1 IW>n 1 Fermanagh, North 1 Bo wand* Bromley 1 f^rVnrt^W^ } Bristol. North 1 Lanark, North-West. 1 p,™] 1 Londonderry 1 Camb?. Chesterton" 1 Montgomery District 1 Carmarthen District 1 > c we astle 1 Cumberland,Egremoat 1 -N orthu n; L ei land,Hex- Derbv. Chesterfield 1 ham. 1 Devon.T.tvistoek 1 Nottingham, Wert 1 Devon. Barnstaple 1 £ eitif 7 ] Devonport 2 Rochester 1 Dumbartonshire 1 ^ou0h 1 Durham,Houghton- St. Pancras.West 1 J&SS* J wSSbuS* 1 Durham/ Nort'li-Easfc 1 Wolverhampton, West 1 Finsbury, Central.1 ) York 1 Forfarshire 1 Glo'ster?hire, Stroud 1 Great G-rimsby 1 Great Yarmouth 1 Greenock 1 Hereford 1 Hull (East) 1 Inverness Burghs 1 Islington, West 1 Kensington (North). 1 Lambeth, North 1 Lanes., Accrington 1 Lanes., Darwen 1 Lanes., Ince 1 Lanes., Middleton. 1 Lanes., N. Lonsdale. 1 Leicester, Loughboro' 1 Limehouse. 1 Lincoln 1 Lines., Gainsboro' 1 Monmouth District. 1 Newcastle-under-Lymel Newington, West 1 Norfolk, East 1 Northamptonshire, S. 1 Oldham 2 Oxon, Woodstock 1 Pembroke District 1 Portsmouth 2 Radnorshire 1 Reading 1 Roxburghshire 1 St. Georges in- the-E. 1 Salford, North 1 Stafford 1 Stockport 1 Somerset, Frome 1 Somerset, North 1 Walworth 1 West Ham, N 1 West Ham, S. 1 Whitehaven 1 Wilts, Cricklade 1 Wilts, Devizes 1 Yorks, Colne Valley. 1 Yorks, Doncaster 1 Total VI Total 22 ♦ WALES AND THE GENERAL ELECTION. — A GRAND RECORD. The results of the general election through Wales and Monmouthshire which are known up to the moment of going to press are as follows :— CARNARVON DISTRICT-4,723. D. Lloyd George k 2.153 Sir J. H. Puleston C 1,958 Majority 195 Representation unchanged. 1885. I 1886. Jones-Parry .L 1,923 Sweetenham .C 1,820 Sweetenham .C 1,858 Jones-Parry .L 1,584 Majority 65 Majority 136 1890. George 1>963 Ellis Nanney C 1,945 Majority. 18 CARMARTHEN DISTRICT-5,289. Major Jones 2.412 Sir J. J. Jenkins L 2,187 Majority 225 Liberal gain. 1885—L 1,703 1883-L 223. SWANSEA TOWN—8,447. R. 0. Burnie £ 3,733 Sir J. D. Llewellyn C 3,011 Majority 722 1885-L 1,140 1886-L 1,300 I 8 CARNARVON.—(AVON DIVISION.) Mr. W. Rathbone .G Unopposed GLAMORGAN.—(GOWER DIVISION.) Mr. G. Randell .G Unopposed GLAMORGAN.—(RHOSDDA DIVISION.) Mr. W. Abraham & Unopposed CARMARTHEN—(WEST.) Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan Unopposed MERTHYR. Mr. D. A. Thomas G- 11.948 Mr. W. Pritchard Morgan .G 11,756 Mr. B. F. Williams, Q.C.C 2,304 Majority 9,644 In 1835 and 1886 two Liberals were returned unopposed. DENBIGHSHIRE.—(BROMFISLD DIVISION), Rieht Hon. G. Osborne Morgan .G 4,188 Sir Watkin W. Wynn C 3,423 Majority. 765 1885. I886- Mnro-m .-L 3,831 Morgan G 3,536 Wynn C Wynn ° 3'51° Majority 393 Majority. 26 GLAMORGAN.-(SOUTH.) Mr. Arthur J. Williams £ 4,743 Sir Morgan Morgan u a'ozo Majority 918 1885. I 1883. Williams .L 3.945 Williams L 3,497 WM I *.«.»• C 2,177 Majority. 594 I Majority. 1.320 SWANSEA DISTRICT. Sir H.H. Vivian £ 5,959 Alderman Monger Majority 5,02H In 1885 smd 1888 Sir II. H. Vivian was returned mwopposed. CARDIFF. Sir Edward Reed .G 7,226 Mr.John Gunn U 6,540 Majority 686 1885. 1886. • Reed L 5,569 Reed L 5,307 Haben C 5,429 Brand U 4.9S5 Majority. 140 Majority. 342 MONMOUTH BOROUGHS. Mr. Albert Spicer .G 3,430 Sir George Elliot C 3,137 Majority 293 1885. 188S. Carbutt L 2.932 Elliott C 3,033 Cordea C 2.922 Carbutt L 2,568 Majority. 10 Majority 465 DENBIGH DISTRICT-3,521. Hon. G. T. Kenyon C 1,664 T. Howell Williams L 1,565 Majority 98 1885—C 306 1888—C 211 MONTGOMERY DISTRICT-2,936 Sir Pryce Pryce-Jones .C 1,406 Hon. F. Hanbury Tracy.L 1.288 Majority 118 Conservative gain. 1885-C 83 1886-L 173 PEMBROKE DISTRICT—5,980. Egerton Allen: L 2.588 General Laurie .DL 2,385 Majority 203 Liberal gain. 1885-L 265 1883—0 272 FLINT DISTRICT—3,710. J. H. Lewis L 1,883 P. P. Pennant C 1,524 Majority 359 1885-L 122 188ô-L 424 MONMOUTHSHIRE (SOUTH)—13,211. F. C. Morgan .C 5,421 Baron Profumo.L 4,700 Majority 721 1886. 1885. F. C. Morgan.C 5,235 Morgan C 4,890 O. Bryant G 2.950 j Jackson L 4.293 -I Majority 2,285 I Majority 598 C ARM ARTHEN.—(EAST ERN .)—9,13 3. Thomas E 4,439 Davies C 1,223 Majority 3,216 Representation unchanged. 1885. D. Push .L 4.487 Sir O. M. Lloyd.C 2,122 I. Majority 2,355 ¡ In 1886 Mr. Pugh was returned unopposed, and on his death in 1890 Mr. Abel Thomas was elected without opposition. RADNORSHIRE—4,535. F. Edwards .L 1,973 J. L. Bradney C 1,740 Majority 233 Liberal gain of a seat. 1885. I 1883. Walsh .C 1,880 Wabh C 1,910 Rogers L 1,813 Green-Price L 1,068 -I Majority 67 I Majority. 242 MID-GLAMORGAN. Evans E 5,941 Grove .C 1,735 Majority 4,206 Representation unchanged. In 1885 and 188G the late Mr. C. R. M. Talbot was elected unopposed. In 1890, on the death of Mr. Talbot, Mr. S. T. Evans was elected without a contest.
BA^Y DISTRICT NEWS.
BA^Y DISTRICT NEWS. BARRY. CONGREGATIONAL UNION.—The quarterly meet- ings of the English Congregational Union of Glamor- ganshire and Carmarthenshire will be held in Barry on Wednesday next, the 20th July, in the following order :-10.30 a.m., meeting of the executive; 11.30 a.m., business conference; 1.30 p.m., luncheon 2.30 p.m., paper by Mr. Ernest Daniel, of Merthyr, on '-The Young People in our Churches," to be followed by discussion; 5 p.m., tea; 7.30 p.m., sermon by the Rev. W. Clarkson, B A., of Bristol. Each Church is requested to send delegates in addition to its pastor. REGISTER REGISTER !!—All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, anrl, if omitted, should com- municate instantly with Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton. N.B.—Wednesday next (20th inst.) is the last day for owner claims. REGISTER I REGISTEP.! I-All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church or chapel doors, and. if omitted, should com- municate instantly with Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton. N.B.—Wednesday next (20th inst.) is the last day for owner claims. r V >"ou desire to realise the best possible prices and J ?ecnro a numerous company when you dispose of yuur Landed Estate, Freehold Property, Stock, Merchandise or Household Furniture ? — See that your Advertisements are inserted in the South Wales is' YOUR WATCH WRONG? IF SO, and you wish it put in reliable order, why go to tow. j when you can get any class of Watch, repairs done equally well at Barry -by W. COOMBS, Market Hall Buildings, late with Mr. J. Hettich, 60, Queen-street, Cardiff. [301 DELAY IS DANGEROUS. The timely use of Gwilvm Evans' Quinine Bitters has often saved a doctor's bill, by warding off fevers to which many are so liable at this season of the year. Seeadvt. page. [5 BARRY DOCK. DAMAGE TO A BARRY SHIP.—The British steamer Blair Athol, from Barry for Java, was spoken on June 13 in lat. 41 S., long. 57 E. She had lost her mainuiast and fore and mizen topmasts. Her boats had been carried away. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—A meeting of the members of this institution was held at Harry's Restaurant. Barry Dock, on Tuesday night. The chief business of the evening being to make definite arrangements for the inaugural trip to Ilfracombe. Mr. D. T. Alexander (president) explained tha.t he had communicated with Messrs. Robertson and Co., with the result that the Bonnie Doon" was at their exclusive use for the 27th July at 2s. 6d. per head, provided not less than 300 passengers be guaranteed. This was agreed to unani- mously and also that further arrangements be made with regard to refreshments at the Runnacleave Hotel, Ilfracombe. It was resolved that this trip should be of a first-class kind, and in every way worthy of the the intention with which the Chamber was constituted. A CRICKET MATCH was played at Holton on Saturday, July 9th, between Barry and Cadoxton District Cricket Club "A" Team and Barry Gas and Water Club A Team, and resulted in a win for the Gas and Water by 32 runs. Score:—Barry and Cadoxton District, 76 Gas and Water, 108. CATHOLIC MISSION.—At the Catholic School Chapel, Barry Dock, a mission, conducted by the Redemptorist Fathers, C.SS.R., will commence on Sunday, 17th inst, at 11 a.m., and end on Sunday evening. 31st, with the renewal of the Baptismal Vows. Persons of other denominations are welcome to attend the services, which are announced in another column. THE WELSH TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.—The committee of the above is to meet on Friday night, at 7.30, at the Independent Chapel, Holton, when im- portant matters concerning the Temptrance movement will be considered. We hope to see every one of the committee there. WESLEYANISM.—The members of the Band of Hope in connection with the above place of worship, which numbers about 80, held their annual tea and entertainment on Tuesday evening last. The ladies who kindly officiated at the tables were as follows:- Mrs. and Miss Handon, Mrs. Mack, Mrs. Franks, Mrs. Hutchins, Mrs. Bailey, the Misses Hallett (two), Miss Phillips, and Miss Hodge. Those who took part in the entertainment were Mr. S. W. Hodge, Miss Blunn, Master Charley O. Mill, Miss Maggie Hallett, Master Osborn Jones, Miss Domayne, Miss Nellie Hodge, Mr. O. Jones, and Miss Florrie Hodge. Miss Phillips, in in her usual efficient manner, presided at the organ. The chair was ably filled, in the presence of a fairly good and appreciative audience, by Mr. Hutchins, of Holton-road. CADOXTON. MARRIAGE OF THE REV. TON EVANS, BAPTIST MINISTER.—The marriage of the Rev. Ton Evans to R Mrs. Gill, widow of the late Sergeant Gill, stationed at Cadoxton, was celebrated at Cadoxton on Tuesday j last, and on the same day the bride and. bridegroom 1 left town to spend two or three weeks of their new ( existence in visiting some of the places of interest in Bonnie Scotland, and enjoying the sunny atmosphere, of the gav capital of France, i THE WELSH TEMPERANCE ASSOCIATION.—The fourth public meeting connected with the above was held last Tuesday night in the Baptist Chapel, Old Cadoxton, when the Revs. W. J. Morris, Pontypridd, W. Tibbott, Morris Isaac, W. Williams, and others took part. A very strong and eloquent speech was delivered by Mr. Morris, Pontypridd. It was a pity that the chapel was not fuller. The Rev. W. Tibbott was elected to the chair. The meeting was very warm and five signed the pledge. REGISTER REGISTER!—All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, and, if omitted, should com- municate instantly with Mr. J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, Cadoxton. N.B.—Wednesday next (20th inst.) is the last day for owner claims. DINAS POWIS. OPENING OF THE DAIRY SCHOOL.—At the National School, Dinas Powis, on Monday, the new Dairy School was opened under the auspices of the committee for this district of the Bath and West of England Society. The following ladies and gentlemen were present:—Mrs. Jenner, Wenvoe Castle Mrs. D. T. Alexander, Dinas Powis Mrs. Daniels, Sully Rectory Mrs. John, Wenvoe; Canon Edwards, General Lee, Messrs. D. T. Alexander (hon. sec. of the committee),W.Thomas (The Hayes),and J.Isaacs. Mrs. Jenner opened the proceedings in a few very neat and appronriate remarks, after which the introductory address was delivered by Mr. Gibbon, Bath (the steward appointed for the supervision of the depart- ments in this district), who said he hoped the pupils would make good use of the opportunity they now had of being instructed in the various forms of butter-making, and at the end of the time allowed them to practice in the school he hoped they would have made good progress. The dairy work will be continued at the National School for ten days, between 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., and visitors will be admitted at a charge of sixpence. The produce of the dairy will be sold daily at the school in large or small quantities. Prizes will be offered the pupils for the best essays on butter-making, and also a prize for the pupil who will make the best quality of butter. Considerable interest is centred in the event, and it is fully expected the results will be very beneficial. The butter-making prize competi- tion will take place on Friday, the 22nd inst., between ten a.m. and three p.m. COGAN. DEATH IX A DISUSED QUARRY.—An inquest was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Police-station, Llan- dough (before Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner), touching the death of John Roberts, aged four years, son of Mr. W. Roberts, Llandough, who was drowned by acciden- tally falling into a pool of water in an old disused quarry, at Llandough, on Monday. Evidence was given by the deccased's father, Charles Wiikins (coal weigher), and Edward Roberts (deceased's brother), and a verdict of Accidental death was returned, the coroner being asked to write to Mr. Abel Thomas, the owner of the quarry, requesting him to give instructions to fence in or close the same.
BRIDGEND DISTRICT NEWS.
BRIDGEND DISTRICT NEWS. BRIDGEND. CHAPEL SERMONS.—The anniversary services in connection with the Sunday School attached to the Hope Baptist Chapel were held in the Chapel, Dun- raven-place, on Sunday last, when the three services were largely attended. The Sunday School choir assisted in the musical part of the service, the special preacher being the Rev. T. W. Medhurst, of Cardiff. GUARDIANS' MEETING.—An ordinary meeting of the guardians of the Bridgend and Cowbridge Union was held at the Workhouse, Bridgend, on Saturday. There was a good attendance of guardians, but the business transacted was of a routine character. THE NEW LIBERAL CLUB.—We are glad to find that the new Liberal Club, in North-street, is being largely patronised, and is daily the resort of the local members of the party. The rooms have been nicely furnished, and are well supplied with reading matter. The secretary (Mr. Emery) is open to receive names of gentlemen wishing to join. REGISTER! REGHSTEK' All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, and, if omitted, should communicate instantly jjwith the local secretary, or Mr. H. Cole, Newcastle, Bridgend. N.B.—Wednesday next (July 20) is the last day for owners' claims. MAESTEG. ORDIXATION SERVICES.—On Sunday and Monday last ordination services were held at Salem Baptist Chapel in connection with the settlement of the Rev. D C. Howell as pastor. The services on Sunday were at 10, 2, and 6. The Rev. Mr. Lewis, Merthyr, and the Rev. E. Roberts, D.D., Pontypridd, preached. On Monday at 2, the ordination service was held. The Rev. W. Edwards, D.D., Pontypool College, addressed the minister clect on the nature and importance of the Christian ministry. The Rev. D. C. Howell related hisiChristian experience, hi- adoption of Baptist prin- ciples, and the truths he hoped to preach from that pulpit. Messrs. J. Williams, T. Griffiths;, and W. David spoke on behalf of the Church. The Rev. E. Roberts. D.D., then addressed the members of the church, and some newly-appointed deacons, the Rev. E. Jones, Maesteg, and the Rev. Mr. Jones, Pontypridd, also took part in the service. A preaching service was also held in the evening. We heartily wish Mr. Howell much peace and prosperity in his work at Maesteg. ROMAN CATHOLIC DAY SCHOOL.—A concert and entertainment were held in the Town-hall on Monday night in aid of the Maesteg Catholic School. Miss A. H. James, Maesteg; Miss E. Collins, and Mr. J(.hn Smith, Tondu Mr. J. H. Evans (Llew Aber), and Mr. Peter Bronnan, Neath, rendered gocd service in the vocal department, accompanied by Miss Blanch E. Moore, Bridgwater. The concert concluded with a popular farce, entitled "Freezing a Mother-in-law TEA MEETING.—At Siloh Chapel a tea meeting was held on Monday, the proceedings commencing at three o'clock. Our friends at Siloh for several years have had a heavy burden of debt to carry, and the effort on Monday was towards reducing that load. LIBERALISM V. TORYISM.—The two great events of the week were the two political meetings-the Liberal meeting on Wednesday evening, and the Tory meeting on Friday evening, at which the rival candidates addressed the electors. Both meetings were largely attended, in fact the Town Hall was literally packed on each occasion, but the results of the meetings to the respective candidates were vastly different. The one was a huge and enthusiastic display of Liberalism, the other a weak and timid manifestation of Toryism. We should be glad, did space permit to give a detailed account of each meet- ing, and of the speeches delivered thereat, but as we cannot do that our readers will better apprehend the nature of both demonstrations by their contrasts in two or three particulars. In the first place though it was a wet night, Mr. S. T. Evans' supporters gathered in hundreds to accompany him and the band in proces- sion through the principal streets of the town prior to the meeting, while neither Mr. Grove, nor any of his supporters marched in procession, but left the band to go alone. That did not indicate anything very robust in Maesteg Toryism. At the Liberal meeting the hall was profusely decorated with bunting, and the platform adorned with flowers, and mottoes plentifully hung about the walls, such as The Newcastle Programme," Success to Gladstone and Home Rule," "Welcome to our Future Member, Mr. S. T. Evans, of whom Maesteg is proud," "Cymru Fydd," "Trech Gwlad nae Ar- glwydd," but not a single flag, nor flower, nor motto greeted the eye of the Tory candidate. There were two or three faint attempts to display a bit of blue in the streets, but they were feeble expressions, and not by any means calculated to inspire the candidate. Then the platform of Mr. S. T. Evans was filled with local supporters, who were not ashamed nor afraid to appear in support of the man of their choice, while Mr. Grover was allowed to appear on the platform, and face a whole forest of Radicals with no local support but that of his chairman and the chairman's son. A vote of confidence in Mr. S. T. Evans was proposed and se- conded, and carried with deafening cheers and prolonged acclammation, but no vote of confidence was attempted at the meeting of Mr. F. C. Grover, and the supporters of the Liberal candidate proposed and carried a vote of confidence in their man at the Tory meeting, thus bringing the Tory attack on Maesteg to a close. But the greatest, and most expressive, and final contrast was at the poll on Tuesday, which resulted in the follow- ¡ ing figures being attached to each name :—Mr. Samuel Thomas Evans (L.), 5,941, Mr. Florence Crandfurd Grover (C.), 1,735; majority, 4,206. PORTHCAWL. LIBERAL MEETING.—A meeting in support of the candidature of Mr. A. J. Williams was held in the Assembly Room, Porthcawl, on the eve of the election. There was a large attendance and a capital meeting. Mr. T. James occupied the chair, and was supported on the platform by several well-known local Liberals. The chairman made a capital opening speech, and in conclusion called upon the Rev. David Evans to move a vote of confidence in Mr. Gladstone, with a hope that he would be returned to power. This was ably secon- ded by Mr. Burgess, of Aberavon (now of Trevecea College. On being put to the meeting the resolution was carried by a large majority. The second resolution was one of confidence in Mr. A. J. Williams, the late member, and asking the meeting to pledge itself to do all in its power to secure his return to the new Parliament. Mr. Arthur Lewis moved this in a hearty speech, and Councillor Evan Evans seconded. Rev. Mr. George, of Neath, supported in the speech of the evening. He dealt in a most trenchant manner with many of the leading political topics of the day, and his remarks were received with the greatest enthusiasm. At the close of the meeting a good quantity of election literature was distributed. REGISTER REGISTER! All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, and, if omitted, should communicate instantly with the local secretary, or Mr. A. Cole, New- castle, Bridgend. N.B.—Wednesday next (July 20) is the last day for owners' claims. NOTTAGE. GENERAL BAPTIST (UNITARIAN) CHAPEL.— The Rev. George St. Clair, of Cardiff, conducted the services at the above place of worship on Sunday last. In the morning an able discourse was delivered from the words, They have received their reward." In the evening the preacher based his remarks upon "The Psalm of Life." Both discourses were very inspiring, and much appreciated by good congregations. The visit of the rev. gentleman was in connection with the quarterly exchanges of the Churches connected with the South Wales English Unitarian Society. LLANTWIT-MAJOR. SCHOOL AND BAND OF HOPE PICNIC.—On Wednesday in last week the teachers and scholars of Bethesda and Fro Schools, together with the members of the Band of Hope, had their annual picnic, the place chosen being Southerndown. The party, to the num- ber of upwards of 80, left Boverton in four breaks, and the morning, although threatening, held out fine. Arriving at Southerndown, the party were regaled with plenty of good things, and enjoyed themselves on the sands, and arrived home in good time, well satisfied with a good day's outing. FIRE.-On Monday evening a straw-thatched cottage situate in Colhugh-street, in the occupation of a labouring man, named John Escott, was discovered to be on fire. A large number of willing hands at once began to rescue the poor man's furniture, and others tried to extinguish the fire the efforts to save the furniture were fairly successful, nearly everything being saved, but the thatch being so dry, the premises were completely destroyed, while the poor man's garden was greatly damaged by the efforts made to put out the fire. VISITORS.—A large number of visitors are now at Llantwit, while several hundreds of excursionists visit the town every week. DAY SCHOOL.-On Friday last the prizes to the successful students were distributed in the Town-hall. There was a large number present. Mr. Gibbon (Dorset) adjudicated, and complimented the students on their progress during the course, nearly the whole of the students being very young. The awards were as follows :-Miss 1, Louisa Richards, St. Dona.tts, JE3; 2, Miss Kate John, Ham Farm, £ 1; 3, Miss Mary Hopkins, East-street, £ 1 10s.; 4, Miss Preece, Woodford, 15s.; 5, A. M. Davies, Dunlands, 10s.; highly commended, Miss J. Thomas, Fleming- stone, and Miss Edwards, Aberthaw. Mrs. Nickoll presented the prizes. There was very little interest taken by the public during the course, and when we consider the purely agricultural position of the neigh- bourhood, we are surprised at the small number that visited the school during the course. PENCOED. REGISTER! REGISTER! All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, and, if omitted, should communicate instantly with the local secretary, or Mr. H. Cole, Newcastle, Bridgend. N.B.—Wednesday next (July 20) is the last day for owners' claims. LALESTON. INQUEST.—An inquiry was held on Monday before Mr. Cuthbertson, coroner, at the New Inn, Laleston, touching the death of the infant daughter (Maud) of Jenkin Roberts, labourer, Laleston. Evidence having been given to the effect that the deceased was only three days old, and had been born prematurely, the jury without hesitation returned a verdict of" Death from natural causes." SOUTHENRDOWN. OUTISG.-The employers of the Great Western Hotel, Cardiff, were driven down here on last Sunday in two four horse brakes. The party numbering nearly forty-seven, enjoyed the drive immensely, as the weather was favourable. On their arrival they had lunch served out in a small tent on the Downs. The return journey was made about 7.30. after enjoying a most pleasant outing at the seashore.
" PONTYPRIDD DISTRICTI NEWS.
PONTYPRIDD DISTRICT NEWS. PONTYPRIDD. THE RUMOURED VISIT OF MR. CHAMBERLAIN —We understand that the rumour that Mr. Chamber- lain intended visiting Pontypridd is unfounded. YNYSYBWL. EISTEDDFOD.—At the Noddfa Welsh Baptist Cha.pel on Monday evening an Eisteddfod was held, which was presided over by Air. John Williams (check- weigher), who was supported upon the platform by the Rev. W. B. Jones, pastor. Miss Ada. Evans (Llinos Gwalia) accompanied upon the pianoforte, and the following were the adjudicators:—Music: Mr. David Davies, Ton. Prose—Welsh Mr. Henry James (Trefinfab); English, Mr. D. Evans, school- master. Mrs. (Rev.) W. B. Jones, the prize bags. The competitions were as follows:—The best alto to give a rendering of Dim ond Ddcilea," Miss Bessie Davies was awarded the prize. Recitation, Casabianca Best, Mr. Edgar A. Lewis. Soprano solo, Neges y Blodeuvn:" Miss Catherine Williams. For the best worked prize bag: First prize awarded to Miss Bowen, Hendre Rhys Farm; second prize to Miss M. A. Jones, Sight hinging Best, Mr. D. C. Davies (Ap Cerdder). The best Stanza on the River Bridge leading to the Colliory Y Gwir was considered the best; the winner did not appear therefore the prize was with- held. Duet, Larboard Watch:" Several parties contested, and the prize was awarded to Messrs. Henry A. Lewis and David Roberts. An Impromptu Speech" drew a large number of contestants also, and although the competitors did not follow the taste of the adjudicators, the prize was divided between Messrs. Tom Rees and D. Evans. Following this was a bass solo, 0 Baban, diwrnod oed," a great number competed upon this solo the prize was divided between Messrs. Gwilym Roberts and Edward Williams (Cribbin Ddu Farm). Tenor Solo, "CymruFydd"; awarded to Mr. George Jones. Trio, Duw bydd Deugarog," only one party had entered, but according to the adjudicator they were fully entitled in the prize. Recitation, The Betrayal of Christ" Prize divided bet v. ecu Messrs. Wiliiam Thomas and David Evans. Essay on "Paul": Best, Mr. Caswallon Wood. Owing to the lateness of the hour a large number of the audience left before the last recitation had ended. Therefore, after the award had been given the pro- ceedings ended rather abruptly. DINAS. REGISTER! REGISTER! !-All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, and if omitted, should communicate instantly with the local secretary or Mr. H. Cole, New- I castle, Bridgend. N.B.—Wednesday next (July 20) is the last day for owner claims. CYMMER (RHONDDA). REGISTER REGISTER !-All Liberal owners of property should at once examine the register on church and chapel doors, and if omitted, should communicate instantly with the local secretary or Mr. H. Cole, New- castle, Bridgend. N.B.—Wednesday next (July 20) is the last day for owner claims.
BARRY DOCK POLICE COURT.
BARRY DOCK POLICE COURT. THURSDAY.—Before Mr. H. Duncan and Mr. O. H. Jones. LOCAL BOARD RATES.—An order for the pay- ment of a rate due was made on Mr. W. Crisp, at the instance of the Barry and Cadoxton Local Board, for whom Mr. C. Howe (collector) appeared. USING A FRAUDULENT DISCHARGE. — John Maloney was charged by Mr. Potter, a deputy- superintendent of the Board of Trade, with attempting to use a fraudulent discharge at Barry Dock last week.-Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 20s., or seven days' imprisonment. HOUSEBREAKING AT BARRY DOCK. Georg-e Farne was charged on remand from Penarth with housebreaking at Barry Dock on the 2nd inst.- The case was reported at length in last week's South Wales Star.—After evidence had been given by Charles Peterson, a water clerk in the employ of Davies and Co., who proved fastening up the premises securely Police-constable Gammon, who charged the prisoner with the oSencc D.C. Palmer, &c., tke Bench sentenced prisoner to take his trial at the next Assizes at Swansea. CHARGE OF RAPE. — Elizabeth Llewellyn, a young woman, 16 years of age, domestic servant in the employ of Mrs. Ann Miles, of Peterston, charged Henry Beard, a middle-aged labouring man with a family, with committing a rape on her on the 5th July, on the road between Trehedin and Peterston. On the night in question com- plainant said she was going towards her home at Peterson, and when between Trehedir and Peter- son, near Mr. Master's field, she met prisoner, whom she knew. She wished him Good night," and he then caught hold of her, threw her down, and assaulted her. She resisted and cried for help. There were no houses near. When she got up prisoner threw her down, and again assaulted her. He then let her go after obtaining a promise from her to meet him the next night at nine o'clock. She gave the promise so that she might get away from prisoner. She went home and made a complaint to her mistress, and on the next day lodged infor- mation with the police.—Cross-examined by the Bench, the girl said she struggled as much as she could.—Mrs. Ann Miles, the girl's mistress, said that on 5th July, about 10 o'clock, Elizabeth Llewellyn came home crying, and made a com- plaint to her. She noticed that the girl's dress was dirty.—Frank Shepherd corroborated the last witness's statement, and said that on the next day he went to the spot where the assault took place, and found indications of a severe struggle having taken place. The place was near a white gato opposite Mr. Masters' field. George Gillam, farmer, said he was walking in Mr. Hopkins' fields at frehedin on Tuesday, the 5th. On returning, about 9.30, his attention was attracted by a sharp scream coming from the direc- tion of the Trehedin-road. He halted, and heard several more screams about 400 yards away, and then he heard a person crying. He looked in that direction, but did not distinguish anyone. Dr. J. H. Brogden, 56, Canton-road, said he examined the prosecutrix at 6.30 on Wednesday evening at his surgery. Her both wrists were swollen and marks of scratches were on both her hands and there were other indications which showed the full offence had been committed.—Police-con- stable Canton, stationed at St. Nicholas, said about six o'clock on Wednesday evening he took the girl to Mr. Brogden the girl came to him about 2.30 in the afternoon. He arrested the prisoner the same night at the Sportsman's Rest,between Peters ton and Trehedin. When he arrested him he told him with what he was charged. He made no reply. Prisoner. in reply to the Bench, said he had nothing to say, and he was committed to take his trial at the next assizes at Swansea. ALLEGED INSANITARY WELL.—Mr. Frazer, In. spector of Nuisances under the Barry Rural Sani- tary Authority, applied for an order to shut up a well at Eastbrook, on property of Mr. Bassett. Complaints had been lodged with him, and on the 8th June, he visited the place at Eastbrook, and took a sample of the water which was analysed and found not fit for domestic use. He had served a notice, on the 13th June, ion Mr. Bassett, which had not been complied with, and he now applied for an order to close the well up.- The Bench decided to adjourn the case for a fortnight, for the attendance of the analyst to prove the analysis of the water. THE CHARGE OF STEALING LETTERS.—This case, which was fully reported in the last issue of the South Wales Star, and which was adjourned to this court, was brought forward. Mr. Ensor (Car- diff) represented the Postmaster-General. The witnesses called were Mr. William Arnold, post- master at Barry Dock, who produced the receipts of the prisoner for the delivery of the letters Mr. F. George Horton, from the General Post- office, London, who examined the prisoner at the Chief-constable's Office. Aylesbury and Charles Thomas Jones, a school boy, who found a parcel of letters on the 6th May, lying lose in a culvert at Goitrey. He put them under his waistcoat, and took them home. The letters had been opened. On the 13th May Police-con- stable Fry called, and he delivered to him the letters.—Charles Jones, father of the last witness, living at Kent-road, Goitrey, wheelwright, re- membered his son handing him the letters on the evening of the 6th May. It was evident the letters had been opened. In consequence of what his son said he searched the culverts next day, with the result that he found another packet. He read the letters, and thought something must be wrong. He tied the letters up, and put them on the clock, and made a communication to the Postmaster-General. —George Henry Fry, officer of the Metropolitan Police, London, attached to the Post-office, said in consequence of instructions he went to the last two witnesses' home, and saw the mother and son. They handed the letters to him. After having initialed the letters he handed them to Mr. Horton. He was present with Mr. Horton when that gentleman had an interview with prisoner at Ailesbury. Mr. Horton's statement was correct.- Mr. S. B. Davies, 2, Bellevue-terrace, Cadoxton, Mr. Charles Howe, Local Board collector, Kenilworth- road, Mr. II. Ince, builder, Cardiff-road, Cadoxton, and Inspector Rees also gave evidence.-Prisoner, who said he had nothing to say, was committed to take his trial at the Swansea Assizes. I SCHOOL BOARD CASES.—Mr. J. Seig, school at- tendance officer, appeared on behalf of the School Board in the following cases :—Edmund Hayes and Henry Godfrey were fined 5s. each, Thomas Hayward was fined 2s. 6d., and attendance orders were made on Edward Morgan,Edward Lloyd, James Hopkins, and Rose Richards. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—Richard Burnett was charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 2nd inst. at Cadoxton, and he was fined 5s. and costs.-Isaac Herbert, for a similar offence on the 3rd inst. at Cadoxton, was fined 5s., and 23. 6d' costs.-Annie Adams was fined 2s. 6d. for being drunk on the 1st inst. ASSAULT AND THREATS.—Joseph Robins, watch- man at the Graving Dock, charged W. Weston, shoemaker, with assaulting him and refusing to leave the Graving Dock on the second inst. Defen- dant was on board the ss. Eastern at 8.30 on the morning in question, and when witness told him to leave the dock defendant refused to leave, and used threats towards him and caught his hand by his teeth. He had since repeated threats to him.-For the defence, defendant said he was there at the command of the mate of the ship whose boots he had to repair. Evidence was given by James Brown and Police constable Griffiths, and the Bench fined defendant 5s., in- cluding cosrs. STEALING A HAMMER.—James Gimblett, a boy of 12 years of age, living at Cadoxton, was charged with stealing a hammer, value 2s. 6d., the pro- perty of Jenkin Brock on the 29th June.-David Williams said the hammer was lent him by Mr.lBrock to crack some stones on the Barry-road. He put it on the heap, and went away a short time and when he returned the hammer was gone.- Edward Eldey, labourer, Davey-street, said on the day following the boy. who was accompanied by his father, offered him the hammer for a shilling, and he bought it.—Police-constable Roberts said he arrested prisoner, who said that he did not steal the hammer, but found it, and took it home. He had sold it for a shilling.-Prisoner was sentenced to receive six strokes with the birch. SELLING BREAD WITHOUT CARRYING SCALES. -John Munroe, baker, was charged with not carry- ing a scale of weights in his bread cart, fined 5s. Albret Jeffs, Alfred Crouch, were also fined 5s. for similar offences. OBSTRUCTING THE HIGHWAY.—Frederick Ward was charged withcauamg nn obstruction at Barry. The Bench dismissed the case. KEEPING A DOG WITHOUT A LICENCE.-David Williams, pork butcher, Vere-street. was charged with having kept a dog without a licence on the 20th May.—The case was adjourned for the pro- duction of a licence defendant said he had taken out in February. He could not produce it, and, as no entry of such licence could be found on the Dog Licence Book, the Bench considered he had not taken out a licence, and fined him 5s. and costs, in all 14s. 9d. I
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