BRIDGEND PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY.—Before Mr. R. W. Llewellyn (chair- man), Mr. C. P. Da vies, and Colonel Franklen. FRACAS AT A NANTYMOEL HOTEL.—'Edward Edwards, carpenter, Pricetown. Nantymoel, was summoned for assaulting William Jones, haulier, 11, Dinam-street, Nantymoel.—Mr. T. J. Hughes, who appeared for complainant, briefly opened the case, and called the complainant, who said that he returned from Australia on May 25, and returned to the Ogmore Valley early in June. He had been abroad about six yeare. On July 25 he was at the jUaonogwr Hotel. Nantymoel, about eight o'clock. He was sober, and went into the bar. David James was with Mm. As soon as he entered the bar, he noticed the defendant. Witness was standing up, and when he had his back towards defendant he came up to him and said How are yon? I have net seen you this long time to speak to." Witness said Well, here I am speak to me as much as you'like." Defendant said, Only for the law. when witness said, "Never mind the law." De- fendant appeared very excited, and caught hold of his (complainant's) tie. Before blows could be struck they had a scuffle, and were then separated. Defendant went back to his place, and com- menced calling him, and said that he (complainant) was a mongrel dog. Defendant said, I kept your 1need." and complainant rejoined that defendant had done no such thing. Defendant came up again, and struck him on the forehead, and again caught hold of his tie. Other men came between them, and, in the scuffle, they went from the middle of the room to the bar door. The next thin? he saw was an axe coming down with him, defendant having hold of him with his left hand. He had not noticed the axe in defendant's right hand. Complainant shouted out. Don't use the axe or something to that efiect; but the blow then fell, and caught him at the back of the head, and ripped his coat. At the same moment another man came between them, and the axe reached him over that man's shoulder. He bled at the time from the cut on the head. As soon as he got loose he (complainant) went to look for the axe to give to the police, but Police-sergeant Beynon had Already got it. The axe had no handle to it. He went to the doctor, who attended to the injuries. answer to the Chairman, complainant said that defendant was sober. He could not say where defendant had got the axe from.-In reply to de- fendant, complainant said that he did not strike defendant until after receiving the blow from the axe.—David James, 21, Belle Vue. Nanty- moel. collier, corroborated the statements of com- plaint. Witness noticed the axe in defendant's hand, while he held complainant by the throat. Witness did not see Jones strike Edwards-before the blow was struck with the axe.—Police-constable Beynon said that he heard the disturbance in the hotel on the night in question, and went into the bar. He saw complainant and defendant having a scuffle, and got hold of Edwards by the neck, and someone -else got hold of Jones, and separated them. Jones aimed at Edwards after he got free. and struck him in the face. Witness said, "Stop it, Jones." ..Jones said, "He struck me with an axe. Look here." Witness looked, and Jones showed his head, and witness observed the cut bleeding. One of the crowd then handed him the axe (produced), which was marked with blood. Edwards did not say anything. Witness advised complainant to go to the doctor, which he did.—Mr. Hughes said that the complainant did not wish to be vindictive, and would consent to the case being treated as a -common assault.—Wm. Saunders, carpenter, N;nity- moel, said that he was present at the time in ques- tion. He saw defendant (whom he had not known before), and complainant and James enter. Some conversation took place between them in Welsh, and then complainant jumped at defendant. Witness jumped up and said to complainant, If you want anybody to light, fight me. and don't fight an old man." He separated them and stood before them for about ten minutes, and then went and sat at another table. During that time complainant and -defendant were talking in Welsh, which witness -did not understand. He remained between them until they became quiet. Witness knew that there was a grievance of long standing between com- plainant and defendant. Witness asked defendant to go home, and defendant picked up the axe from where he had been sitting before the row began and put it under his arm, when complainant jumped up, more like a mad dog than anything else, and went towards complainant. From the Mow with which the complainant struck defen- dant the axe disappeared, witness thought the axe was dropoed with the jerk. Complainant rushed at defendant as if with the intention of butting him, and he (witness) supposed he must have caught his head against the defendant, and so re- ceived the blow from the axe. Witness jumped up at once and tried again to part them. Then the sergeant came in. Defendant did not try to strike complainant with the axe, and did not re- move it from the position in which he had put it under his arm to take it home. Witness told the sergeant that defendant had not struck complainant with the axe.— Croaa-examined Witness advised defendant to go home, so as not to have a row. John Pritchard, haulier. Nantymoel, said that ho saw defendant raise the axe about six inches above his head to -strike complainant, who lowered his head to avoid the blow.—The Chairman said the magistrates did not believe that defendant wilfully raised the axe to strike complainant, but he would have to pay a fine of 30s. TEMPORARY TRANSFERS—The license of the Railway Hotel, Pontyrhydyceff. was transferred to John Williams from William Thomas.—The licenso of the Oddfellows Arms, Maesteg, was transferred to J. Jenkins from R. M. Lewis. PUBLIC HOUSE CASES ADJOURNED.—Mr. Wilson, lIoUcitor, Bridgend, applied, on behalf of T. D. Sevan, landlord of the Blaengarw Hotel (who was lunnuoiifid for selling adulterated beer) to have the hearing adjourned for a month, so as to give time to have the beer analysed.—In answer to the Bench, Superintendent Thomas said he did not think the public would sustain any harm from drinking the beer, but what the defendant was summoned for was because the beer contained (¡q grains of saline matter instead of only 50 grains ■per gallon.—The application was granted.—The case of David Lewis Griffiths was adjourned for a fortnight, and that of Thomas Williams was ad- journed for a week. AUNT AND NEPHEW.—Elizabeth Griffiths, New House, Penprisk, summoned her nephew, William Thomas, aged 15, for assault.—The magistrates -suggested that the parties ought to settle the case between themselves; but the aunt declined to settle it, whereupon Mr. C. P. Davies said she ought to know better than to decline settling the -case. Complainant alleged that defendant struck her, and picked up two stones with the intention of throwing them at her.—Cross-examined, com- plainant incidentally remarked that she was the mother of 13, and had 10 living, a remark which created some laughter.—Mr. T. J. Hughes appeared for defendant, who had issued a. cross-summons. —Both cases were dismissed. A "RIOT" AT ABERKENFIG.—Frederick Davies, collier, Aberkenfig; Thomas Davies, bricklayer, Aberkenfig; and Joseph John, labourer, Aber- Tcennsr, were summoned for being drunk and dis- orderly at Aberkenfig on Bank Holiday.-—Police- sergeant Button stated that he saw defendants drunk and behaving in a disorderly manner on the sports' field on Bank Holiday. They were all very drunk, and were fighting, and a large crowd was watching them. There was almost a riot, and the defendants were fighting like dogs. F. Davies and T. Davies. who had been previously convicted, were each fined £1 and John was fined 15s. RIDING ON COLLIERY TRAMS.—John Evans, liaulier, 47, High-street, Nantyffyrlling, Maesteg, was summoned by Jenkin Jones, Coegnant House, Maesteg, colliery manager, for riding, contrary to the rules, on the hook between the trams at the Coegnant Colliery, on July 22nd.—Defendant who, -did not appear, was fined £1. ASSAULT AT TYNEWYDD. — Thomas Mason, collier, Ffronwen Tee. Tynewydd, was summoned for assaulting Walter Tucker, collier, Glyn Tee. Tynewydd. Complainant stated that he was encaged on Mabon's Day to assist at the Fox and Hounds. Tynewydd. Defendant was wanting to fiu-ht with a man, and complainant was ordered to separate the men. Defendant refused to quit the house and said he would not go out for complain- ant or the police. He then struck defendant. jrivino- him a black eye.—Police-constable Williams stated that he was called in to eject defendant, -and on the road he remarked that he did not care about going to gaol or anything else.—Defendant was fined £ 3 or 14 days. A MAESTEG AFFILIATION CASE. — Mr. T. J. Hughes, solicitor, Bridgend, represented Miss Annie Maria Thomas, 6. Gwendoline terrace, Maesteg, who applied for a bastardy order' against James Cohen, who was stated to be in a large way of business at Maesteg, Defendant did not appear. Police-sergeant Hill stated that both parties occupied a very respectable position in Maesteg, and that when he served defendant with the summons he said that he was willing to pay 3s. a week towards the maintenance of the «hild. Mr. T. J. Hughes said he would ask for the maximum order of 5s. a week. The defendant was .a man who was very well to do, and had a large business at Maesteg. The parties were engaged to be married at the time the seduction took place. Complainant said that the child—a girl—was born on the 17th June last, and James Cohen was the father. Mr. Cohen was eng-aged to her, and had laeen her sweetheart nearly 18 months. He gave her an engagement ring, came to her mother's house, and visited her regularly. He also took her out for drives. The intimacy took place at her mother's house, and when she informed defendant of her condition from that time to the present he had never been to see her. He told her that he would take good care not to have anything more to do with her. At one time he complained to her of having to pay £6 for income tax. He had not paid anything at all towards the maintenance of the child, but had denied being the father, and suggested that some one else was the father.—The Bench ordered defendant to pay 5s. a week, and to pay all expenses incidental to the birth, to pay the witnesses costs, and advocate's fee.—The Clerk said that complainant would still have ground of action for damages for breach of promise, and Mr. .Hughes remarked that that was so. FIGHTING AT BRIDGEND. — Two labourers, Ryan and Humphreys, of Bridgend, were sum- moned for disorderly conduct.—Police-constable Rees stated that about 5.30 p.m. on Bank Holiday he found defendants who were drunk fighting in Nolton-road.—Humphreys was fined 15s., and Ryan £ 1. ALLEGED THEFT AT BLANGARW.—Elias Weeks. was charged with stealing a silk neckerchief and a silver watch, the property of William James, collier, fvanthir, Blaengarw.—Prosecutor stated that defendant was lodging in the same house. Prosecutor had a silver lever watch and a silk neckerchief. On Thursday last he saw the articles safe in the house upstairs at five o'clock in the evening. The watch was in his pocket upstairs. and the neckerchief was downstairs. The waist- coat containing the watch was hanging in the bed- room which defendant shared with him. Witness left them there when he went to work. When he returned home in the morning about half-past five the articles mentioned were gone. Witness asked defendant where the things were, and he said that they were in the pawn. Defendant was in the Blaengarw Inn when he said that he had pawned them. Defendant said that the ticket was in his (prosecutor's) clothes, so he went back and looked for the pawn ticket, which he found under the bed. Prosecutor then went and informed the police.—Mr. Superintendent Thomas asked for a remand for a week, so as to enable inquiries to be made as to defendant's antecedents.—Remanded until Saturday. THROWING STONES AT TRAINS. — Two sum- monses had been taken out by the Great Western Railway Co., against James Rowe, aged 11, and Wm. Rowe, aged 8, living with their parents at Pyle, for throwing stones at a train.—Mr. Ensor, who represented the company, withdrew the summons against the younger brother, as it was possible that he had been led on by the elder.—Police- constable Shears stated that about 8.30 p.m. on June 24, he saw the two boys (Rowe) throw some- thing at the guard's van on the Great Western Railway. He heard the elder Rowe say, "I broke one." Witness asked them why they threw stones at the train, and the boys denied having thrown anything. Witness made the boys go back to the line, and on the way James Rowe said. I only threw one little one." and William Rowe said the same. Subsequently, James Rowe picked up the stone (produced) and William Rowe also picked 1 up a stone, and each said that they were the stones thrown. Witness had had numerous complaints as to stone-throwing at trains.—The Bench ordered James Rowe to receive six strokes with a birch rod.
THE ALLEGED THEFT OF BRASS AT MAESTEG, THE CASE BREAKS DOWN. Edward Davies (on bail), a well-dressed elderly man, surrendered to a charge of receiving, know- ing it to be stolen, 3581bs. of brass, valued at £ 7 7s., the property of the Maesteg Tin-plate Com- pany.—Mr. David Lev/is was for the prosecution, and Mr. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., M.P.. and Mr. Arthur Lewis (instructed by Messrs. Scale and David) defended. In opening the case, Mr. Lewis said the prisoner was a man of respectability and education, and kept the Maesteg Inn, which was about half a mile from the works.—D. Rees Jones, a brass-founder, said in July last he called at the inn, and while there prisoner was alleged to have commenced a conversation about some brass bear- ings he asked him to purchase. The sum suggested was 5d. per pound for a portion, and 2d. per lb. for the rest.—Police-sergeant Hill deposed that, on information received, he visited the inn and questioned prisoner relative to the offer of the brass, and prisoner first denied, but subsequently admitted, that he had offered it for sale. Witness asked to see it, and was shown into a cellar beneath the bar. Prisoner tried to hide a portion of it, but he afterwards produced the bearings, five cradle rods, and some bolts from underneath a table. In answer to the sergeant, he said the brass must have been brought there by some one; but subsequently said he found it in a gully at ithe back of his premises. The sergeant called in a man named Perkins, who stated that the brass was similar to that used in the mills. A mechanic named Grey and Mr. W. H. Edwards, the proprietor, also examined brass, and stated that it was from the Maesteg Works. He then took prisoner into custody and charged him with the offence.—In cross-examination, witness said Perkins had said before the magistrate that he could not say that the brass belonged to the work:?, neither did he know any had been used at the works.—Police-constable Ings corroborated.— Mr. W. H. Edwards corroborated, but said he could not identify the brass as his.—Jonathan Perkins, a roll-turner, said a bearing produced compared with one of the prosecutor's patterns with two ears added on. In cross-examination, he said bearings were made from similar patterns in other works.— Robert Grey, a fitter at the works, said he had compared the bearings with some at the works and found they were the same size. He could not say they were prosecutor's bearings.—This was all the evidence for the prosecution, whereupon Mr. Bowen Rowlands submitted there was no case.— The Judge paid although the brass was found on prisoner's premises under suspicious circumstances, it had not been proved brass had been missed from the Maesteg Works.—After a long discussion, the Judge said although it was a very proper case to be tried, he strongly recommended the prisoner, who was now going to be acquitted, to take any property, whatever it might be, through the front door another time.—Mr. Rowlands said he had witnesses to show the circumstances under which the brass was found.—The judge said he was only speaking of the circumstances as the case now stood. The prisoner could not complain of being tried.—The jury then, by direction of the judge, found prisoner not guilty, and he was acquitted.
COLLIERY ENTERPRISE AT LLANTRISANT. The old town of Llantrisant has now a prospect of returning to its former activity. The gloom which appears to have spread over the town for a number of years through the closing of works and mines in the district has, to some extent, been' removed by the opening of the Cardiff Navigation Colliery. A temporary check was put upon this enterprise through the strike, which lasted 12 or 13 weeks, but this has now been amicably settled, and the work of opening out and developing the col- liery is being pushed forward rapidly, and it is anticipated that by the end of the present year there will be employment for 200 or 300 colliers. The Cribbwr Seam, which was struck at a depth of 300 yards, has proved to be of excellent quality,, and is from four to five feet in thickness.
FATAL ACCIDENT AT TYNEWYDD. Frederick Gardener, aged 22, collier, living with his father, at 24, Scott's-street. Tynewydd, died on Sunday morning about 9.30. Deceased worked in the Lower Pit, Cwmdare, Treorky. At about two o'clock on Saturday afternoon he was on his way ou^Jo get his pay, and when on the drift saw a journey of empty trams coming. He was near a man-hole, but, thinking he had time to reach the double parting, he proceeded. When between the two the journey came up, and, unfortunately, ran off the rails, catching and jamming him against the side. His left leg was dreadfully smashed, and he bled freely. He was removed to the Treorky Hotel, where he was attended by Dr. James, the pit doctor, who. after attending to him. drove him up to his home at Tynewydd, where he was attended (in addition to Dr. James) by Dr. War. burton, Dr. Owen, and Dr. Lloyd. After consulta- tion, it was decided that amputation was im- perative. The poor fellow died while undergoing the operation.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY DIVIDEND. I The directors of the Great Western Railway reoommended a dividend for the half-year at the rate of 41/ per cent. per annum on the Consolidated Ordinary Stook, carrying forward a balance of about £18,000 i
I' THE LATE SHOOTING AFFRAY AT YSTRADFODWG. I At the Swansea. Assizes on Thursday 'Edwin Pugh (29), collier, was indicted for feloniously shooting Dr. John Lloyd Edwards with intent thereby and of his malice aforethought to kill and murder him at Ystradfodwg.—Mr. Arthur Lewis prosecuted, and Mr. Glascodine defended. rrlr. Arthur Lewis said he did not think in this case the jury would be troubled very much with the facts, because he should call evidence to satisfy them that prisoner in point of fact did fire a revolver at Dr. Edwards, and subsequently made a statement to the police which, unfortunately, pointed to the conclusion that he was the person who did shoot Dr. Edwards. But in that case those who instructed him had thought it right that an investigation should take place as to the prisoner's state of mind when the occurrence took place, and therefore it would be his duty to put before them medical evidence on which the jury could decide as to whether the prisoner was responsible in point of law for his act. Prisoner was a collier employed underground, and Dr. Edwards was an assistant to Dr. Lewis of Ynyshir, Prisoner was anxious to be put on the sick fund of a club to which he belonged, and applied first to Dr. Lewis and afterwards to Dr. Edwards for the necessary certificate. This was refused, and this appears to have rankled in his mind, because he used to say he intended to use violence in conse- quence. On the 23rd of May Dr. Edwards went to the Ynyshir Hotel, and on leaving it prisoner followed him till he got within seven or eight yards from him, when he shot at him, striking him in the back. Prisoner disappeared and was not found for a week, having been secreted in a wood all the time without food. When arrested be made a statement, in which he not only admitted the fact, but gave the reason he did it. He proposed shortly proving the facts, and then calling Dr. Pringle, medical superintendent of the Bridgend Asylum, from whom they would hear the result of his investigations. Formal evidence having been heard, Dr. Pringle was called. He said In consequence of instruc- tions received from the Treasury I examined the prisoner on the 23rd of last month. I made a careful examination of him, and from what I saw formed an opinion as to the state of his mind. He suffers from delusions and hallucinations of sight and hearing. In my opinion he was not respon- sible for his actions on the date of the offence. He could not distinguish as to the wrong of an act.—By the Judge He was a man who y I would brood over a fancied wrong. — The Judge then said it was evident the man suffered as Dr. Pringle had said, and, having got into a low and depressed state of mind, threatened what he would do, and, unfortunately, on the night in question he used a pistol, and most miraculously did not do worse than he did. The question was—what was his state of mind ? Waa he in a state of mind to make himself responsible for his acts ? Dr. Pringle said he was not. and if the jury were satisfied as to the facts, about, which there was no doubt, and satisfied as to Dr. Pringle's evidence, the proper conclusion for them to draw was that they found prisoner guilty of the act, but not responsible for his actions at the time he committed it.—The jury found a verdict in accordance with the Judge's advice, and prisoner was ordered to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure, his Lordship saying when he got well he would be discharged.
THE TITHE WAR IN WALES. Some tune ago a young lad was sent to prison by the Llandyssul magistrates for throwing an egg at a tithe sale. Dr. Enocla Davies is sending the following letter all over Wales to get up a testi- monial to tho lad :— Dear Sir.—As you may know, a lad named Evan Evans was committed to jail for one month with hard labour by the Llandyssul Bench for attempt- ing to throw an egg at Robert Lewis, the bailiff, during the excitement of a tithe sale. I have known the lad for years, and he is considered one of the best behaved in the whole neighbourhood, and has been sharing his spare earnings for the last few years with a blind father. We consider the verdict a most cruel and harsh one, and nothing less than persecution. It has been pro- posed to present the young martyr with a small testimonial when he comes out of jail a fortnight hence. I beg to ask you to assist us by sending a small subscription. We want the subscriptions to be general rather than large.—I am, yours truly, ENOCH DAVIES. Brynteifi, Llandyssul. JJLSJE
THE DISESTABLISHMENT QUESTION. On Tuesday the Liberation Society entertained at breakfast at Hoi born Restaurant the newly- elected members of Parliament in favour of religious equality. Mr. A. Illingworth presided, and there were about 60 hon. members present.- The Chairman stated that the question of religious equality had made vast progress during the past six years, and the position of the Liberal party would still be further strengthened by assuming a firm attitude on the Disestablishment question. He congratulated Wales on its unanimity on the question, and regretted certain want of interest amongst the Scotch members on the subject in the past, but was glad they had since wakened up. Mr. T. Ellis, M.P.. said that the Welsh party would place Disestablishment in Wales next to Home Rule for Ireland. Dr. Cameron, M.P., counselled the friends of Disestablishment to temper zeal with discretion in dealing with the Government on the subject of religious equality. The other members who spoke included Messrs. Carvell- Williams, Woodall, Spicer, and Perks.
NATIONAL COLLEGE OF WALES, ABERYSTWITH. THE APPOINTMENT OF WELSH PROFESSOR. A London representative telegraphs that Mr. E. Anwyl has accepted the position of Welsh pro- fessor at the National College of Wales, Aberys- twith. Our correspondent says :—As I informed you last week, the appointment waa offered Mr. Anwyl at a salary of £ 120 a year, and, failing his acceptance, to Mr. Edward Edwardes at a salary of 4150, the latter gentleman, in addition, to fill the position of history lecturer. Mr. Anwyl, having accepted the Welsh appointment, the his- tory 'professorship has been offered Mr. Edwardes at a salary of £ 120 a year, which he has accepted. The late Welsh professor, Mr. Lloyd, was in receipt of an annual stipend of £ 200, and the saving of £ 80 effected by reducing the stipend of the Welsh professor, plus £ 40 which has been guaranteed by the principal, has enabled the council to establish a history professorship, which the principal was so desirous of doing. Mr. Anwyl is a B.A. of Oriel College, Oxford, and took first class honours in the final classical school Mr. Edwards is a St. John's College, Cambridge man, and attained second-class honours in the Moral Science Tripos, and was at the head of the list at the M.A. ex- amination of London University in philosophy.
THE BUILDING STRIKE AT CARDIFF. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Master Builders' Association was held in the Angel Hotel on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Alderman David Jones, about 40 members being present. Besides the ordinary business of the Association several matters in connection with the strike, so far as affecting them, were discussed, and it was considered that their position was very satisfactory, it having been reported that Union men were resuming work in considerable numbers. They say the strike will die a natural death. It is reported by the operatives' officials, on the other hand, that they are effectively preventing the im- portation of operatives or the Cardiff men from resuming work (in the masters' terms to any appre- ciable extent. No communications have passed between the employers and the operatives this week, and there is yet no prospect of an early settlement of the dispute.
BOARD OF TRADE RETURNS. The Board of Trade returns issued on Monday show that the imports for July amounted to £ 33,497.585. an increase of £673,474 as compared with the same month last year while the exports for last mouth amounted to £ 19,463,597, a decrease of £ 2.481,515 as compared with the corresponding period of last year. For the seven months ending July 31et the imports amounted to £246,088,458. an increase of 4.1,038,907 as compared with the same period last year; while the exports amounted to £ 131.324,599, a decrease of £14,683,755 as com- pared with the same months last year. I
BRIDGEND NOTES. Several cases have been brought before the Bridgend magistrates lately by the Great Western Railway Company, in which boys were charged with throwing stones at trains, thus endangering the lives of the passengers and servants of the company. A conviction in each instance was secured, and the culprits were ordered to be birched. It is hoped that these cases will act as a warning to other thoughtless boys in this neigh- bourhood, and that the practice referred to will be discontinued. Preaching at the Nolton Church on Sunday morning the Rector (Rev. F. W. Edmondes, M.A.) dwelt at length upon the text, All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient," and showed in an interesting manner that it was the imperative duty of all Christians to assist their weaker brethren in the path of duty. There was a fair congregation notwithstanding the wet weather, and a collection was taken in aid of the Church Building Fund. The police force stationed in Bridgend has been brought up to its normal strength by the addition of Police-constable Brimson. The officers now stationed here are Sergeant Thomas, Sergeant Rowand Constables Sloley, Rees. Brown, and Brimson. In addition to the usual police duty they have charge of the casual relief book, and tramps and others passing through the town who wish to stay a night at the Workhouse, have first to obtain a ticket at the police-station. The members of the Glamorgan County Con- stabulary are a fine body of men, and have, as a whole, a good and thorough knowledge of their duties which they perform in a manner which gives great satisfaction to the public. As everyone knows, the police have, at times, very disagreeable duties the adequate fulfilment of which calls for tact and courage, and the manner in which the Glamorgan force have discharged such duties has frequently evoked commendation from the magis- trates. It is expected '■hat the annual inspection of the police will take place shortly when there is every reason to believe that Her Majesty's Inspector will add another to the long list of favourable reports relative to the drill ana discipline of the men and the book-keeping. I Only those well acquainted with the clerical work done by the police can have any idea as to the many qualifications which should be pos- sessed by aspirants to the force. At a centre like Bridgend there is, of course, a large amount of clerical work to be done, as a strict supervision is exercised over the various districts. The recent outbreak of fever in the district of the Ogrnore and Garw Local Board will tend to make residents in the district governed by the Bridgend Local Board somewhat anxious as to a speedy decision being come to with reference to the sewage scheme. Fortunately, the outbreak in the Valleys is fast disappearing altogether, but the fact of its appearance will make all thinking people look to the sanitary arrangements of the town they live in. It is reassuring to know that the members of the Bridgend Board are fully alive as to the importance of something being done, and it is hoped that matters will shortly be finally arranged. The reduction in the amount expended in relief by the Bridgend Union continues, and at the meeting on Saturday last it was reported that during the week only 793 persons had been re- lieved as compared with 893 persons in the same week last year. The Guardians also received a letter from the Local Government Board, in which it was stated that the Board thought the Public Vaccinators should not relegate their work to deputies only in exceptional cases. The Local Government Board, in thus expressing themselves, will receive the support of most people, as there is no doubt that many officials occupying public positions are a little too road of getting others to perform the duties for which they receive the pay. The local volunteers have returned from Alder- shot after a hard week's work. The opinion is expressed that the great sham fights in which they took part have a distinct educative value, and it is only regretted that the volunteers should have so few opportunities of taking part in manoeuvres on such a large scale. They made the best of their brief term as regulars, however, and no doubt have been much benefited by the visit.
WELSH DISESTABLISHMENT, MEETING OF THE WELSH MEMBERS. The following important resolution was unani- mously passed on Monday afternoon at a well- attended meeting of the Liberal members for Welsh constituencies, Tiz. That this meeting of the Welsh Parliamentary party adheres to its determination to aid the passing through the House of Commons of a Home Rule Bill satisfactory to the majority of the representatives of Ireland, as proposed by Mr. Gladstone. That it desires also to emphasise the fact that Wales for the fourth time, and by an even more striking and overwhelming majority than hereto- fore, has declared its conviction in favour of Welsh Disestablishment and Disendowment. That it rejoices that the Liberal party is now in a position to redeem the pledge given by the National Liberal Federation, and repeatedly and solemnly ratified, that Welsh Disestablishment should be the second object of Liberal policy, and expresses its deter- mination to spare no effort to secure in the present Parliament a thorough and satis- factory meaaurw of Disestablishment and Dis- endowment of the Church of England in Wales." The resolution was moved by Mr. T. E. Ellis, seconded by M*. J. Bryn Roberts, and sup- ported by Mr. David A. Thomas, Mr. Rathbone, and other members. It was agreed to request Mr. Stuart Rendel, who presided, to take an early opportunity of communicating the resolution to Mr. Gladstone.-A.t the same meeting Mr. Stuart Rendel was re-elected as sessional chairman of the party, with Mr. D. A. Thomas and Mr. Herbert Lewis as whips and secretaries.
THE GREAT HAT QUESTION. COMMONERS AND THEIR HEADS. A great hat question has been arising in the House of Commons. Hitherto it has been en regie for members to wear their hats on all sorts of occa- sions when people usually doff them. They sit in their hats, sleep in their hats. wear them in the presence of ladies. But it is hard work wearing a hat. Mr. Keir Hardie's soft cap is much more comfortable in reality. At a great debate last night nine members out of fifteen on the front Opposi- tion bench discarded hats altogether. Only Mr. Chamberlain, Sir William Harcourt. Mr. Courtney, and Sir Henry James adhered to their toppers Mr. Gladstone, Sir G. Trevelyan, Mr. Morley, and other Radical innovators, adopted the customary conduct of gentlemen sitting together indoors. Many other legislators did the same, and if the epidemic goes on as it has begun, instead of the ladies in the gallery looking down on a flower-bed of Lincoln and Bennetts, they will shortly be gazing on a perfect parterre of bald heads.
ON MOTHERS-IN-LAW. Some time ago a meeting of mothers-in-law was held in London for the purpose of forming a society to combat the erroneous notions prevalent respecting their utility in domestic circles, and to assert their rights to give advice generally and to sons-in-law in particular; but beyond printing a short poem—which did not pay-in their own honour, the society seems to have done nothing in the interests of its members. It must have been the president, or one of the committee at least, who caused an applicant for magisterial advice at Marylebone police-court to relate to Mr. Hannay a doleful tale of misery at home through the determined attempt of his mother-in-law to settle in his house. This caused the magistrate to remark Ah mothers-in-law are an evil. I can- not get rid of her for you.—The Applicant: She's no tenant of mine can't I turn her furniture out of the house .'—Mr. Hannay Certainly, I should turn her furniture out: and I should turn her out too. That's what I should do.—The Applicant's face beamed with pleasure as he hurried out of the court,This betokened trouble for the mother. in-law.
A DUKEDOM FOR LORD SALISBURY. The "World says the Queen has again offered Lord Salisbury the dukedom he refused in 1887, and now he again wishes to decline it. but Lady Salisbury and several members of the family are most desirous he should accent it.
A TRAMP ACROSS WALES. [BY THE REV. J. H. STOWELL, M.A.] IX.—PENTRE VOELAS-A LONELY ROAD—PEE- WITS-BALA-THE LAKE OF THE PROFESSOR- LLANUWCHLLYN — DOLGELLY AND BETTWS COMPARED—LAKE GWERNAN. Pentre Voelas is a lonely village about sixteen y I miles to the north of Bala, famous, so far as I could ascertain, only as a resort of anglers, of whom great numbers are said to come in the season from Liverpool and Manchester. I left Pentre on Tuesday, May 31st, at 9.30 a.m., in bright sunshine, hoping to reach Bala or even Dolgclly by nightfall. This was now fairly a return journey. Bettws-y-Coed was the most northern point I had reached, being about 125 miles due north of Barry though on my way there I had walked over hill and dale some 153 miles in addition to three small railway journeys amounting to 46 miles. Practically I had traversed Wales from south to north keeping to the coast- line as much as possible. And I was now beginning to return from north to south, keeping to the Midlands as much as possible. Starting for Bala, chose a small mountain road in preference to the customary though more circuitous route through Cerrig Druidion. These short cuts often turn out to be the longest way round on the whole, but they are generally more interesting than the beaten track. I was soon rewarded by some good views of the distant Snowdonian mountains rising with clear bold outline in the west. And then gradually there came into view the mountains of Central Wales straight in front of me. The way was very solitary. I fell in with an occasional farmer or cottager who. after directing me to- wards Bala, would invariably add, '• You can get the train there," quite unable apparently to understand that anyone would* walk for the mere pleasure of walking. One good man offered me a ride over the mountain in his cart, and I accepted. It may seem strange, but I found it all but impossible to explain to the people in these parts where I had come frcm. They had never heard of Cardiff, and I sunpose Barrv and its largest dock ia the world might have been in Jupiter for all they had heard. The man who gave me a ride could speak English moderately well, but said it was so many years since he. had much practice in it that he found it a great difficulty. He thoug-ht he had heard of Cardiff, however. A young man had once come into this localty to court a fair maiden, much admired in the countryside, ana all that was known about the stranger was that he came from a town where there was a big Post-office. He was employed in the Post-office. And on my friend being informed that Cardiff was a very big town, the biggest in Wales, he concluded it must have been Cardiff from which the strange young man had come. After half an hour's severe jolting in the cart I tried my legs again, and pur- sued a somewhat hilly walk towards Bala. For a while I amused myself in hunting for the nests of some peewits or lapwings that circled round me with incessant and irritating- plaintiveness in their notes. These birds are said to lay their eggs with very little protection by way of a nest on the open ground and to spend their ingenuity in diverting the attention of the passer-by from the spot. I thought I would outwit them, and while they shrieked with redoubled excitement I searched diligently every square yard of a certain field. But no eggs could I find. The cries of these strange birds took a distinctly triumphant and jeering tone as I retired from the search. At 3 p.m. I came in sight of Bala. As I entered the town the first building that caught my atten- tion was the handsome collegiate block"of the Calvinistic Methodist Theological seminary, stand- ing in well kepi grounds on a slope overlooking the town from the north west. This was immediately on my left. A little distance away on the right was a substantial-looking mansion, also in well kept grounds which I was informed was the Independent Theological College. I re- sisted the temptation to stop and inspect these to me interesting institutions, and pressed on to get a nearer view of the famous Bala lake. I had to go through the main street of the town. and then my direct road to Dolgelly lay close along the western shore of the lake. But I felt disposed to rest, and with a stock of biscuits and oranges, and—let me confess it—two comic papers, I flung myself full length on the shady banks of Bala's mystic mere. It is said that the waters of this lake were the cause of the deluge that below them now are the relics of some by-gone wicked Sodom and Gomorrha, that the grassy mound of Towen-y- Bala is the genuine Mount Ararat on which the ark reste;. when the waters assuaged. But I be- lieve this to be only a poor kind of stuffing for guide books and geese, and don't believe a word of it. The lake is a pretty sheet of water, about four miles long affording excellent boating and many picturesque views. I saw a professor come down to the boats for his afternoon exercise. He was a big man wearing the orthodox black frock coat and silk hat, and he carefully settled himself in the middle of a little canoe, and warily paddled off into the dim distance. After a rest of about an hour, during which, like Esau exchanging his birthright for a mess of pottage, I allowed my thoughts to sink into the imbecilities of Comic Cuts, sacrificing, in a moment of safety, the glories of a too beautiful nature for a form of entertain- ment that, I am sure, must tend to undermine the strongest intellect. I flung the grotesque monstro- sity of literature into the waves, and resumed my tramp. A shady, fern-clad avenue runs for a few miles beside the lake, and, as I traversed this, numbers of small rabbits crossed and re-crossed the path. As I neared the end of the lake. about 5.30 p.m., clouds began to gather, and in a few minutes a heavy thundershower broke upon me. There was no shtlter to be had. until reaching the little town of Llanuwchllyn, where I found a railway station, and a train nearly due to start for Dolgelly. I was glad to avail myself of this opportunity for a lift on the way, and arrived at Dolgelly just as the rain cleared off. I think I spoke of Bettws-y-Coed as the most beautiful of all Welsh inland towns, but Dolgelly runs it very close. Indeed if, instead of beautiful we say picturesque," the rugged, quaint little town at the foot of Cader Idris takes the palm. Odd and diminutive structures stand at unexpected angles, and, with their gables and shingle roofs and dormer windows and diamond panes, are as picturesque as they can be made. The beauty of Bettws is distinctly cultured and modern, affording an excellent setting to the elegant villas and hotels that compose the town, but the picturesqueness of Dol- gelly is that of artlessness and age and nature unadorned. The scenery in some directions from Dolgelly is very wild and grand I believe, but there was too much mist on the hills for me to see far beyond the town. After a substantial tea and a general look round I marched on in a south- westerly direction for a little over two miles in order to spend the night at a temperance hotel from which I could begin the ascent of Cader Idris next morning. For a little the mist cleared* and then I climbed about a hundred feet up a spar of the mountain, and from this eminence gained some very striking views of distant hills that seemed to form a vast amphitheatre. But the rain came again, and there was a terrible downpour before I reached my quarters for the night. The hotel is an attractive building at the side of Lake Gwernan. But under present management the attractions are mainly on the outside. The landlady was not very willing to take me for the night, but when I assured her that anything would do she took me at my word, and throughly put me to the test. (To be eoutiuend.) _#
A BE UP ARE ,AN D IIERTHYR T MINERS' ASSOCIATION. The ordinary monthly meeting of the above association was held on Monday at the Prince of Wales Inn. Georgetown, Merthyr. Mr. Thomas Evans (Cwmaman) presided, and Mr. Henry Richards (Gadlys) occupied the vice-chair.-—A long discussion took place upon the question of whether there should not ba some limitation in the quantity of coal produced by each individual in each working place of every colliery.— Ultimately a resolution was passed in favour of the principle of such limitation, and it w:s the principle of such limitation, and it was arranged that the matter should be further dis- cussed at a conference to be held at a date to be hereafter fixed by Mr. David Morgan, the miners' agent.—Mr. Morgan reported upon the part he had taken in the controversy upon the question of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain and the Sliding Scale, and the meeting expressed satisfac- tion that he had undertaken to debate the subject publicly with Mr. Brace at Pontyptidd ou the 5th of September.
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REVIEWS OF PUBLICATIONS. THE WELSH REVIEW (6d.).—Mr. Owen Edwards once called Mr. Gibson, of Aberystwyth, Y Gwr Sur," and the writer of the Welsh Notes in the August number of the Wehh fin-lew bids fair to deserve the same title. The notes themselves are very racy and readable, and they possess the merit which the notes do not always possess of being written by the same hand. For good plain speak- ing on all things Welsh we must commend the writer most heartily, and we must confess that, with most of what he says, we are in the main agreed. Whether the men and things he treats on merit the strong language used is another matter, which we will leave our readers to judge for themselves. This is the way the Lord Mayor's visit to Wales is spoken of. The Lord Mayoralty is a drug in the civic market: it is not an honour- able office or even an intellectual one, and the sooner people understand this the better. We will say no more about the Lord Mayor of London, unless he again crops up in our country on an identification' expedition, and then we shall be forced to don our defensive armour, and. recol- lecting that too frequently patriotism' is the cloak for ambition,' put Welshmen on their guard against being made the victims of bunkum and a misplaced attachment."—Mr. H. M. Stanley comes in for some equally plain speaking. It is little less than a scandal." the writer says, that Mr. Stanley should have been put forward by any party for the suffrages of a Christian people, who delight neither in blood charlatanry, nor oppression. Barttelot and Jameson are dead, but Stanley lives, happy in the possession of one admirer—his wife. Welsh- men, when Henry Morton Stanley comes amongst you, think of his past record, and do not fail "to sympathise with him in his frantic efforts to escape the stigma of a Welsh origin. What can Swansea be thinking of, when she proposed to deck with laurels a man so eminently unworthy of the slightest word of praise? "-The "No u I Welsh" musical festival of Cardiff comes in next for the writer's corrosive acid. We sincerely hope and truly believe," he says. 1. that the festival will not pay,' and we call upon Welshmen to pre- vent its doing so. The programme is bad, the arrangements are bad, and the anti-Welsh pro- moters, if possible, worse than either; there can therefore be no inducement to anyone to patronise the Festival, and surely all patriotic Welshmen will refuse to pour money into the coffers of a limited-very limited—company, which is relying on the too ancient confidence trick." Not content with this vigorous Saxon, the writer must finish up by hurling at the "No Welsh Committee" a high-sounding Ciceronian sentence. "Pecuniæ fugienda cupiditas nihil est tam augusti animi tamque parvi quam amare divitias." Poor Mr. Stead is next taken to task for his attitude on the Endless Shebeen Question in Cardiff." Mr. Stead has been hardly used of late, for people have been taking him too seriously. Here is Cardiff setting about experimenting with his Civic Church, the Western, JTail praising his articles on sheebeening, South Wale.» Daily Xaes devoting a long andsomewhat pointless leader to his bran-new scheme of reverting to the Heptarchy, and last of all the Wehh Review also takes him seriously. We cannot understand," says the writer, "how it is that Mr. Stead can reconcile it with his conscience to deliberately obscure the issue by playing on words." We cannot truthfully say that the reviewer has helped us much with the shebeening evil; but his views are certainly fresh and unhackneyed. "Five hundred shebeens." according to the writer, "do not do anything like the amount of harm to social happiness, morality, and temperance that one public-house docs." One of the reasons why the writer is so strongly opposed to opening public-houses on Sunday is that it promotes, in an astonishing degree, the vice of intoxication, and leaves unchecked in any manner the drink traiSc. As the writer goes on to say that these notes and the preceding ones were noL written or inspired by a teetotaller," though they are evidently from the hand of a determined eilemy of public-houses, we are sometimes afraid that the writer must be a sbebeener !The Political Notes cf the Duchess Kentucky betray the fact that, though the hand is the hand of Essau. the voice is the voice of Jacob; and we. shrewdly suspect that the writer of the '• Welsh Notes and the Political Notes is one and the same person. Truly is the hand the hand the of Esau It is lifted against almost everybody promiscuously. This is the way Keir Ilardie is spoken of. That gentleman" (which is writ sarcastic) who is endowed with brazen impertience, and no brains to boast of, was returned to Parliament by the Liberal vote, and the first use to which he puts his position is to basely vilify, and actively oppose, so thorough a Radical as Mr. John Morley. Mr. Hardie has cozened his way into the House, has obtruded his petty personality adorned with false colours on a too credulous electorate, and has earned' the detestation of every man who does not think chat humbug is a virtue, and lying a righteous action." The illustrations are excellent.—The main portion of the Political Notes "seems to have been written by some frisky young tomboy, whose animal spirits have proved too much for her. We can not bring ourselves to credit that the stately Duchess should have conde- scended to write such" excellent fooling."—Colonel <' Knollys first article on "Royal Commanders-in- Chief is eminently dull, respectable, and heavy. It is a thing to be gazed at like Royalty itself, at a distance.—" Welth Places of Inte- rest" is profusely and well illustrated, and should prove useful in advertising the places described, viz., Llandrindod Bettws y Coed, Pwllheli, Caernarvon Castle, Conway Castle, and Rhuddlan Castle .The writer, how- ever, falls into an old error in deriving Caernarvon from Caer yr ar Fon, The fort opposite Mona." It is nothing of the kind. Every Welsh scholar will say that the fort would never be Caer" in Welsh, but Y Gaer." C.ter" would be a fort," and there- fore could never be applied by itself as a place name. For instance, we Bay Caerfyrddin. but that means Myrddin's fort," the I word Myrddin thus particularising: the fort. It is obvious, therefore, that such is not the derivation of Caernarvon. The true explanation is that the old name was Caer-saint-yn-ar-Fon (" the fort of the saints opposite Mon.")—" Irene" and" The Undivided Thread" seem to betray the touch of a familiar hand. They are undoubtedly clever, but it is the sort of clever- ness that sets the readers' back up, because it seems to be wilfully wasted and misapplied.— Delilah by Reefe Bedlormie," we confess, we have not read. We have glanced through it. and possibly the following sentences on which our eye f alighted may help to give the reader an idea what to expect. She was dead 0 God, dead "A muttered imprecation is heard." 41 The hot blood surges through the lad's cheek." "With a. yearning1, passionate glance her face sought mine. Sadly I gaze into her eyes-gently I put her away from me." We have read through the number with consider- able pleasure and considerable regret. The pleasure has been caused by the character of the review as. it is the regret by the character of the review as it might be. We hoped, and we still hope,.that the lie,view will be a medium for inter- change of thought and ideas among Welshmen, as well as a means whereby the world mav see what Wales and Welshmen are, doing, thinking, and dreaming. It is with regret that we have to confess that good as the August num- confess that good as the August num- ber undoubtedly is, clever as the young editor has shown himself to be, the Review does not come up to our expectations. If we are not greatly mistaken the present number is almost entirely the work of two writer- and. no matter how capable those two may be, it will be found impossible to turn out a good monthly copy of a review such as we hope the Wehh Review will be when the vessel is so under-manned. Surely t¡,erè are plenty of writers in Wales—or out of Wales—who would write occasional articles to the only national English written magazine were they properly approached. There should be articles on distinctively Welsh subjects by re- presentative Welshmen. It cannot be said that there are no such subjects. Take for instance, the due recognition of the Welsh language in our educational, legal, and administrative systems the place of Disestablishment in the Liberal pro- gramme the provisions and extent of a Bill for Disestablishing the Church in Wales the nature and powers of a Welsh Home Rule Parliament; the condition of agricultural life in Wales, the necessity of a Land Livv Reform, of shortening the hours and raising the status of the farm labourer the education of women in Wales and the better utilisation of the Eisteddfod. These, without mentioning any of the numberless literary questions-a settled Welsh orthography, a recognised Welsh Grammar, reviews of Welsh literati, and discussions on the future of Welsh as a literary language—would furnish writers with almost a perennial flow of subjects. Here are all these questions which are of the most urgent and vital importance to Wales, and here is a Welsh Review to discuss them in, and here lastly is the August number of the Review full of smart and clever and piquant writing, but without a word about what Wales is yearning for I The pity of it!—[London Ranken, Ellis, and Co., Drury Heuse, Drury Court, Strand, W.C.] WALES AXD HER LANGUAGE (5S.).—This is one of the most remarkable books it has been our pleasure to read for many a long day. The author 1 is Mr. John Southall, an Englishman from ¡ Newport, who .has, like George Borrow, learned Welsh, and whose enthusiasm ought to put to shame many a born Welshman. The book is a hotch-potch, and it is very difficult for the casual reader to understand its aim p,nd object. The author supplies, perhaps, the best explanation (p. 173) when he says, One of the objects of the book is to collate expressions from witnesses of very different antecedents, education, and circum- stances, so that, from the whole, a better judg- ment may be formed of the facts of the past, and of the requirements of the future." The book shows a whole-hearted enthusiasm which is most refreshing, untiring industry, and a very clear perception of the needs of Wales. That such a book should have been written by an Englishman is a very pleasant sign of the times, and a most happy augury for the future. We do not know of any Englishman, since George Borrow, who has shown anything like such an acquaintance with Welsh literature; but Mr Southall has greater claims on our consi- deration than the author of Wild Wales." His acquaintance with our literature is more thorough and up to date: his knowledge of our language is more grammatical and correct his sympathy with the different phases of Welsh life is more intuitive and ready. It is hard to look a gift horse in the mouth it is still harder to find fault with the fruit of so much loving labour, especially when it falls to the lof of a Welshman to criticise the efforts of a kindly Englishman to help Hen Gymru wen." The author will, we hope. forgive us, how- ever. for criticising him in a grateful spirit, and we trust that the blemishes which mar the first may be absent from the second edition which, we believe is inevitable. As we have said it is a jar ago libelli. There is hardly a sentence we should like to leave unsaid.lbut there are many sentences we should like to have seen altered. There are some obvious printers' errors, e.g. Richard III. (on page 23) instead of Edward III., Evan" Morgan (page 28) instead of Trehaern Morgan. so for to (page 145). and others. The author is not always careful about his style, which is now and then slipshod and sometimes ungrammatical, e.g. The Statutes of Rhuddlan given forth when Wales lay prostrate at the feet of Edward I., although destroying what remained at (a3 ?) the political entity of the Welsh Nation, scarcely took the Welsh language into consideration at all, it placed Wales in the hands of officers of the Crown and without any regular represcntationin the Government" (p. 30). there is, humanly speaking so. some ground. &c. (p. 47), one or two benevolent ladies tries,(p. i>2). The following paragraph (p. 327), though the meaning is clear, is very strangely constructed. This i., illustrated by a comparison of the career of the two Cardiff dailies, one of which echoes the popular voice, and on financial or economical questions adopts sounder views than the other paper, which opposes the sentiment of the majority of the Welsh people on political and ecclesiastical questions, tooth and nail, in season and out of season. Yet, strange to say, its circulation pro bably comes near, if it does not exceed, that of its rival. One reason for this I believe to be. that it has on its staff men who understand Wales. v &c." These, however, arc but slight blemishes. A more serious one, to our mind, is the want of arrangement. It was only when we arrived at the end of the sixth chapter that we ,r could for, connected idea of the aim of the book. For ourselves, we must confess that we were so interested in this unique nook that. though we paused half-puzzled now and then to ask our- selves what the author wasdrivingat, we werequite satisfied to go on reading simply for the sake of the many splendid thoughts sprinkled over every page. Reading through Mr. Southall's book is like searching an old curiosity shop. Every minute you come across an invaluable article im- mediately after your progress is obstructed by an article, valuable indeed, but out of place where it is. For instance, the account of the scene at Aberdare Eisteddfod (p. 133) was not worth re- producing the digression (pp. 162-3) on George Borrow is pointless and unnecessary the quota- tions from papers and lectures are too copious; and the auihor, in commenting on each. is apt to repeat himself. Another serious defect is the absence of a good index the book is most well- fitted to be a book of reference, but it is hardly possible to use it as such in its present inchoate state. We hope that the author will, before pub- lishing a "ecbnd edition, thoroughly revise the work. excise remorselessly those portions foreign to his purpose, and add an exhaustive index.-But it, is easy enough to criticise at best it is a thank- less and an insidious task. It is only our keen appreciation of the merits of the book that has led us to suggest a few amendments. Wo cannot too highly praise the minute industry and conscien- tiousness that mark the book all through, the thorough grasp of and sympathy with the subject, the enthusiasm that overcomes everything, the cheery optionism which is worthy ef Young Wales." The linguistic map of Wales which forms the frontispiece is very instructive, and, as far as we can judge, correct every chapter is full of valuable information on Brady Llyfrau Gleision, the Bilingual Movement, Welsh Nationality, Welsh Literature, Geographical Limits, &c. The pur- chaser will not only provide himself with a book full of interesting reading and valuable fact's, but a. ehtema ex aei imdispensable to every Welsh his- torian. [Newport, Mon. J. E. Southall, 149, Dock-street.]
CONGL Y CYMRY. t DALF OLYGIAETH LLWYDFBTX.1 o BARDDONIAETH. TREM I DY Y DiOG. Huddiant o aunedwyddyd-a welir Ar ei haelwyd fawlyd Ow olwg hyll, gwael i gyd, Ysgyrion o seguryd. Cadoxton. E. W. JONES. CUSAN. Trysor a. geir mewn traserch-yw CUAn, Llawn cysur hoywserch; Gan eneth-gwin ei hanerch; Rhodd yw sy'n arwyddo serch. Cadoxton. E. W. JONES. EISTEDDFOD CADOXTON, AWST 1, 1892. [Englyn a gyfansoddwyd ar y pryd.] Eisteddfod wen hynod yw hon-lauwych, A luniwyd yn brydlon, I ber ieithwyr, lleiswyr lion, A brwd addas brydyddion. EVA* MILWARD (Yr Hen Felinydd). Llanwentan. ENGLYN A gyfansoddwyd ar ol gwrando ar dri brawd a chwaer, plant Mr. Brown, Caerdydd, yn adrodd ac yn canu yn Eisteddfod Tregattwg, Awst 1, 1892. Dyma le hardd i bob barddorbyd,—yrhenbobot A'r baban siriolbryd, A'r hoglanc ifanc hefyd— < Mae'r doniau man ar gan i gyd. Llanwentan. YR HEN FELINYDD.
LOCAL LAW CASE. JACKSON v. THE BARRY DOCK .d COMPANY. In the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice on Friday—before Mr. Justice Kekewich —Mr. Warmington (with him Mr. Mulligan) A moved, in the case of r. the Barry Dock Company, for an injunction to restrain the arbi- trator appointed to arbitrate between the plaintiff and the Dock Company from proceeding further. -The learned counsel said the plaintiff was a con- tractor, who entered into a contract with the Barry Dock Company in November, 1891, for the construction of a deep-water dock. There was, he should say. no formal contract, but there was a tender of £152.93878. Cd., which was accepted, and the tender really formed the contract. A diffe rence subsequently arose as to the material to be used in forming the embankment, the company contending that it was to be wholly of rock, whereas the plaintiff's, the contractor, con- tention was that it was to be of material excavated, with a facing of stone. The grounds of the moticn were that Mr. Barry, to whom the matter had been referred, was known to have several times expressed his opinion that the true interpretation of the contract was that contended for by the Dock Company, and, therefore, as the result of the arbitration was, under the circumstances, a forgone one, the learned counsel said the plaintiff would be justified in asking for the revocation of the reference altogether, but he would be satisfied with an injunction restraining the arbitrator from proceeding with the arbitration on that point when he had expressed an opinion beforehand The learned counsel having read the affidavits in support of his application, In His Lordship granted a rule nisi.
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