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NEW INN PETTY SESSIONS. PONTYPKIDD, THURSDAY, JULY 12.-(Bqfore W. Perkins, M. W. Harris, G. Fothergill, and J. L. Roberts, Esqrs.) BEBB-HOTTSE OFFENCE. — David Prothero, landlord of the Royal Oak, Ystradrfod wg, was summoned for having his house open during prohibited hours on Sunday afternoon, May 20.— Fined Is., and 12s. 9d. costs. BASTABDY.—John Jenkins was summoned by Mary Harris, of Gyfeillon, with being the father of her illegitimate child.-The evidence was not sufficiently corroborative to justify an order upon defendant, and the application was therefore dis- missed.—Mr, Thomas, solicitor, ofPontypridd ap- peared on behalf of defendant. ANOTHER BASTARDY CASE.—James Williams, collier, of Ystrad, was adjudged the father of an illegitimate child by Jane Fuge, of Hopkin's Town, Llanwonno, and was ordered to pay 2s. per week from the date of application for sum- mons, 10s. midwife, and 11s. 3d. costs. TBESPASS ON THE RAILWAY.—Jennet Davies was summoned for trespassing on the Taff Vale Railway, and wai fined 6d. and 6s. 3d. costs. ENDOBSBMENT op LICENSE. — The Dnffryn Arms, Mountain Ash, from Christmas Evans to Richard Morgan. ASSA.ULT.-Thomas Rosser, chain-maker, sum. moned Reuben Lewis for an assault.-Case dis- missed. DnuNKBNNESS.- William Davies, John Davies, and Morgan Rees, colliers at Mountain Ash, .were seterally fined 5s. and costs for the above offence. CONVICTION OF A BESPEOXABLE FARMER FOR STEALING TREES.— Mr. William Thomas, of Ynysfaeo farm, in the parish of Ystradyfodwg, was charged as follows :-P.C. Richard Wise, examined by Frank James, Esq., Merthyr, said I remember on Friday, July .6, going to Ynys- faeo; I saw there some large trees, and I also saw the defendant, and told him, I have re- ceived information of a quantity of large trees being cut and taken from the plantation of Mrp. Morgan, on Nantdyrris land; the timber en your premises answers the description of the timber that was lost." He said, I know nothing about it, I did not bring it here, it was two of the servant men brought it; I never brought it, nor gave any other persons orders to bring it." I had seen four large poles from 15 to 16 feet long newly stripped of their bark standing up against the barn and the stable wall, close to de- fendant's house. There is no other house there. I saw fourteen small trees from 5 to 6 feet. long along side the four large poles; they were all larch; he said that was all he had. I told him I should take possession of them, and that he would be charged on suspicion of stealing them. I then went inside the barn and discovered two large poles there, 15 or 16 feet long, and seven and a half inches in diameter; I also found eight or ten smaller onpaofthia,sort (produced); defendant. was present. He said, I know nothing about them." The sticks were quite fresh, stripped of the bark a week at least: I saw his two servant men in his presence; I asked them if they brought the large there, they both said they did not, nor did they see'anybody else defend- ant said nothing. I went^fterwards to the stable loft, and there found seven more trees and a quantity of bark newly stripped it was the bark of large trees; defendant said, "I know nothing about it, I have no use for it." After that I pro- ceeded to a plantation in the neighbourhood with George Gallaway. I went into the wood and observed some trees freshly cut; I should think within a fortnight, the leaves were quite green we grubbed up some of the stumps and fitted them with the trees I had found at defendant's house; I got this piece which I cut in the planta- tion, and it fits one of the poles which I found (both were produced and exhibited to the magis- trates) this pole is one of the fourteen I found against the stable wall; I found this piece near a stump in the wood (witness fits it to a pole which he said he bad found against the stable wall); they both appeared fresh as if cut about a week or nine days. I produce another piece which I cut in the wood, it fits one of the poles I found in the barn I cut this other piece from a stump, it fits anotner pole I found on the stable loft. Cross-exa ra,ae(i by,J. Cr. H. Owen, Esq.: This is an old farm house standing by itself; I had seen the poles the night before I went in the stable by myself; anybody else might have got there; there is a public house and cottages near there; the premises are completely open I went between eleven and twelve by the stable and opened the door; I looked in; it was not the first time for me to see the sticks; I saw them standing up in front of the house two or three days before. I saw them in the barn the night before. I spoke to defendant. I talked to defendant first. Ghariea Thomas was present when I went there. He heard whet passed between me and- defendant. Defendant said, I know nothing about them; two of my servants might have brought them, I did not bring them here." I know a man who hauls wood for Mr. Powell. He keeps a horse there. Some of the timber stood against the barn, and were visible to all on that side of the house. The road in front is only for the use of the house. I had not seen them there for more than a week. He said his two servant men, Thomas and Wil- liam, brought them there.—By Mr. James: Thomas and William are the same persons de- fendant alluded to, and who denied it in his presence. This yard is no part of the public house or cottages. I found altogether 36 pieces of larch.—Howel Francis examined: I am haul- ing wood with a horse from Mr. Powell, John Hunt employs me. I remember about three weeks ago being at Ynysfaeo. I saw there two large poles standing inside the barn. The defen dant was there. I said they were two good poles for the size of a car..He said, I have a good place to get them at Penrhys." Mr. Powell's men do not cut larches. David Trebarne said: I am agent to Mr. Llewellyn, of Baglan. He is owner of Ynysfaeo and Penrhys. They are four miles apart. I have charge of the wood at Pen- rhys. Defendant had never any authority from ity to go to Penrhys for poles.—Cro*s-examiaed He (the defendant) has been under Mr. Llewellyn 43 years. If he had asked I should have given him permission to cut some poles.—By Mr. Per. Mns Mr. Llew eilyn does not object to a couple of. poles for a car, but he might object to thirty. Thomas Bremmer said I am a policeman on the railway, stationed in sight of Ynysfaeo farm house. I remember seeing defendant chucking some poles into the loft above the stable. I was in my lodge. I saw him through the window, from two to half-past two o'clock in the after- noon of last Thursday, (July 5.)— By Mr. Harris Some of them were lung and somo of them short Mr. Huxham, agent of Mrs. Morgan, the ow ner of Nantdyrris farm. I accompanied P.C. vViac to Nantdyrris wood. We found six or seven stumps in the wood. Wise ordered us to grub them up. We took them to his station.—Mr. Hortensius Huxham said I am agent for Mrs. Morgan. The value of all j he wood produced is thirteen shillings. They are 34 altogether. Hie value of the seven sworn to is Is. 4d. They are the'property of Mrs. Ann Morgan, a widow at Clifton. She is the proprietress of this farm. This concluded the evidence for the prosecution, and Mr. Owen having addressed the magistrates on behalf of his client, called Charles Thomas, who said I live in a cottage on Tilla Forrest. I am defendant's son. I remember the police- man coming to him about some timber. I thinii it was last Friday. I was present all the time the policeman was there. He came to the door. We were at dinner. He asked to speak to my father. Father went out. I followed them to where the wood was leaning against the house. He asked father whether the wood belonged to him. He said they did not belong to him, that some one brought them there, that he did not know who. He then asked him if any of the servants had brought them. Father said, "I can't answer for anyone but myself, but I did not bring them." Father did not say to the con- stable that his servants had brought them. We went on to the wood. He did not say about any other timber. After he reckoned the wood out- side the policeman said," If you don't know of any more, I do." The policeman had asked him if he knew of any other wood. If. W lSC has stated that my father said Thomas and William brought them there it is not true,—Cross-examined by Mr. James: Father did not send for the servants at the time. He only said the timber came to his house, and that he did not know where they came from. I know the policeman asked Thomas Buttler some questions, but I can't tell the words. —William Thomas said: I am a contractor on Ynysfaeo pits. I know the defendant, and am lodging in his house. I know his stables, and I go there mid-day as well as the middle of the night, to take things out and put things iu. I don't rent the stable now. I use it when I please, without asking permission.-By Mr. F. J araes I put larch there many years ago, which I got from Cardiff. I never cut those produced.— Messrs. Walter Edwards, Griffith Davies, Evan David, William Davies, John Davies, and Richard Evans were called to speak to defendant's cha- racter, which they all said had been honest, good, and respectable, during the time they knew him, which extented over a period of many years.— This concluded the evidence, when the magis- trates retired, and returned in a short time and said, we agree that we cannot do otherwise than convict the defendant, and fine him £5 over and above the value of the timber, and Is. 41. the sworn value of the trees, together witht5 5s. 6d. costs, and in default of payment we sentence him to be imprisoned in Cardiff house of correc- tion for two calendar months' with hard labour. The fine was paid. BLAINA PETTY SESIONS. FBIDAY, JULY 13.-Be[m>e John Husscll, and II. M. Kennard, Esqrs. Bedwellty Union and the Overseers of Aber- ystruth.—The Board of Guardians of this Union passed a resolution at their meeting on the 28th of June last, to summon the Overseers of Aber- ystruth for arrears of calls due to the treasurer of the Union, on the representation of their clerk that the overseers of Bedwellty had paid up all the calls due from them, and that the-Overseers of Aberystruth only were in arrear. As soon as the Overseers of Aberystruth were served with the summonses they investigated A-he Uaio 1. ne- counts, when it was discovered that the Over- seers of Bedwellty were in arrear nearly to the same amount as the Overseers of Aberystruth, and that disproportionate and unnecessary calls had been made on Aberystruth eince the 2Ö111 of March last. The attention of the Board of Guardians was called to these facts at their meet- ing on the 12th inafc., when they passed another > e3 n non to withdraw the summonses, and the Boccti to-day, decided that the clerk, in come. qu n e of his giving wrong information to the Board, should pay the costs. The next case heard was one in which the familiar name of Reardon was implicated, a McCarthy being the complainant, but there was so much cross-swearing that the Bench were un- able to decide the dispute, and therefore ordered a dismissal, with the costs divided. Richard Spencer v. Jeremiah Capel.—Wilful damage to a window, jBL 5s.-This originated in a quarrel about a jack of beer. Defendant triod to get it from complainant, and when he failed he and hia companions began to throw bricks at the windows.—Damages aud costs 253., or one month's hard labour. James Donaghue, charged with being drunk and incapable, was fined 5s. and costs, or six hours in the stocks. Order of removal of Mary James, an inmate of the Union, from the parish of Aberystruth.— The woman had been deserted by her husband For six weeks, and this order was obtained to find his settlement. The Bench disapproved of these proceedings, and said that in all these eases war- rants should first be issued against the husband, T. Williams, Newbridge, v. Eliza Williams, felony in stealing butter. Complainant said: I do not wish to press the charge, Eliza Williams,; came to wash for me. I missed some butter, and she admitted she had it.—Defendant said: I found the batter on the table and put it in my pocket, but did not take it oat of Lhe house.— Charge withdrawn. Sergeant Mackintosh v. Lewis and Richard Parry, for fightiug.—Bound over to keep the peace for six months. Wm. Bees, beer-house keeper, Ebbw Yale, was fined £ 1 and costs for keeping co-en his hcuee fit improper hours. Lewis Parry v. James Lewis, for an assault.— Defendant being iil. plead" guilty by his brother, Fined 5s. and coata, Thomas Hin, charged with' riding cn a without- re; at Biaina.—The imn had been cautioned many times, and the tradesmen com- 1 lained of him. Re is Piekford's man, and oftcu dlives furiously through the town. —Fined Finc,J£1 and costs, or six weeks' hard labour. Joseph Prothero, Bailer's Arms, Blaina, was changed "with having a very disorderly house, permitting fighting and drunkenness. — P.O. Hobkins saw several people fighting at half-past eleven. The landlord ordered him to turn the men out, but did nothing himself.—Defendant paid I have the palpitation, and can't turn them out myself. You customers watch me pretty closely, but you can't see anything,—Fined £ 1 and costs. John Carpenter v. Joseph Gcihf.rd, Cwmtillery. —Assault en a constable at r, C' C, was a fight, and I was called on to interfere and this man struck me three times, Two witnesses saw the blood following the blows.—Fined £ 2 and costs or six weeks. Tredegar Iron Company y. Edward Beech.— Felony in stealing a plank from the works on Friday morning.Prisoner remitted the charge. —Mr. Watson on behalf of the company consi- dering the man's family did not wish the man to be heavuy pinsished in fact did not 8sk for a committed enstrge. Withdrawn on payment of costs,, Caroline Dioole was charged with stealing h shawi from IS hza James, value 14s,, at Nantyglo. on the lOch. July,—Prisoner came into prosecu- tor's house twice that morning while away from home, and her hmbenrl suspecting something tola her to look at the things.—P. C, James Diilin;. dep-sed to having searched prisoner's house and found nothing. Having heard that prisoner ha, offered the shawl in pawn., followed up the clue. and found prisoner had sold the shawl to a woman in Brynmawr.—Mrs Chamberlain: Prisoner brought me this shawl saying she had no bread for her children and asked me to buy the shawl for 4s. 6d. I gave her 4\—Committed for trial. Richard Shea v; M A. Priehar-d Felony in I pieki.ig his pocket, (while drmkirur t<;<retheri. 0: I told of prisoner's hand when he felt it in his pocket, and while he loosed her hand to feel for his money, she was gone. Mrs. Jones, keeper of the Hector beerhouse, deposed to the fact the prisoner's hand was in Shea's pocket, and that she advised him to go to the police. P. C. Dilling said Prosecutor came to me and told me what had happened and we went in search of the woman at various houses in the neighbourhood. The next morning I went to the house where the people said she was, and I searched and found her in a bed upstairs, and told her the charge. She denied it. — THE ODDFELLOWS' EISTEDDFOD AT ABERDARE. ON Saturday last a section of the Oddfellows of this district held an Eisteddfod, aceording to announcement, in the Temperance Hall. The first meeting was opened at half-past two, by Mr. Howell Williams, Pantygerdinen, who presided in the unavoidable absence of Mr. H. A. Bruce, M.P. The clihirman commenced the meeting by expressing his regret at the absence of the honourable gentleman who had been announced to preside. He also read Englynion which he had written for the occasion, and called upon the bards to address the meeting in poetry. Mr. D.R.Lewis and others responded to the chairman's request, and the proceedings were afterwards enlivened by the singing of a choir. The following is a list of the successful com- petitors, and the prizes distributed:- For the choir (eight in number, and under 15 years of age) who shall sing, best any English glee, 15s. This prize was awarded to Mr. Silas Evans and friends. For the best recitation of Hir a thoddiad i'r fuwch," by girls under ten years of age, a prize of 5s. was given. Four competed, and the prize was divided between the three best. The next prize was one of 20s. given by the Members of the Temple of Love" lodge, for the best song to Mr. T. C. Botting. Awarded to Mr. D. R. Lewis. Recitation of verses addressed to Oddfellows, by boys under ten years of age. This prize was divided between Edward Evans and E. Lle- wellyn. For the best rendering of a trio Ho that hath pity." A prize of 10s. was awarded Miss Forey, Mrs. Kruger, and friend. A prize was awarded Mr. James Jones, for the best englyn on ink. To the best reader, boys under 12 years of age to compete. Prize awarded to John Jones. For the best recitation of Y Orange a'i fab," by girls under 14 years. Prize divided between Margaret Jones and Esther Gibbon. A prize of 20s. was awarded Mr. James Jones for the best song in praise of Griffith David, Esq., Ynyslwyd, with reference to his exertions in behalf of Oddfellowship. For the best recitation Y Fen Wichlyd," by girls under ten years. Prize divided between Maryann Jones, Mary Gibbon, and Eliza Jones. A prize of £ 3 for the best essay (in Welsh) on the "Manchester Unity," was divided between Messrs. James Jones, Aberdare, and Joseph Thomas, Cardiff. For the best recitation of Caniad y mis," by boys under 14 years of age. Prize divided be- tween David Phillips, John Jones, and Isaac Williams. For the best rendering of "Dywed im' Adein- iaw Wvnt," by a choir composed of members nnder 15 years of age. Prize awarded to a choir under the leadership of Mr. Silas Evans. This terminated the afternoon's proceedings. EVENING MEETING. The next meeting was opened at six o'clock, Mr. Griffith Jones and friends sung "around" to the grèat delight of the audience. For the best four singers of any tune arranged for four voices, Welsh words. A prize of 10a. was awarded Mr. Richard Hopkins and friends. A pri^c of 10.•. given by tlic numbers of Ty- wysog Ynyslwyd Lodge, for the best englynioa to Mr. D. Thomas, having reference to Oddfel- lowship, was awarded to James Jones. For the best recitation of the Oddfellow's Hope," by boys under 18 years of age. Prize awarded to John Jones. To the best reader (girls of any age), a prize of 5s. was offered. Awarded to Lydia Howells. For the best song in praise of the Rev. Thomas Price. A prize of 30s. was awarded to Mr. John Jones; (Gwalch.) For the best rendering of the Welsh tune, Serch Hudol," a prize of 5s. was offered. Ten competitors, the successful one being Mr. Silas Evans.. For the best recitation of the Railway," by boys under 10 years of age. Prize awarded to Edward Llewelyn. N A prize of 10d. was awarded to Gwerfyl. for the best four englynion on Oddfellowship, For the best recitation of The Owl," by girls .under 14 years of age. Prize divided between Margaret Jones and Esther Gibbon. A prize oflOs. was offered.forthe singers—two itides and a female—of "Beth sy'n Hardd." There were nine trios of competitors, and the prize was awarded to Mr. Silas Evans and friends. A prize for the best reader of boys under 18 years of age was divided between Thomas Rees, J ohn Jonc-e, and William Davies. The members of the Temple of Love lodge offered a. prize of 30s. for the best song in praise of the committee that established their-lodge. The prize was awarded to Mr. John Jones, (Gwalch). For the best recitation of "Tit for Tat," (by girls under IS), a prize of 7a 6d. was divided behveen Maryann and Margaret Jones. For the best rendering of the trio, Star of Bethlehem," a prize of 7s. 6d. was divided be- tween Messrs. Thomas Jones and Silas Evans and their friends. At the close of the afternoon meeting, a prize ">f 5s. was offered for the best three englynion to obe chairman, the sam6 to be produced by eight o'clock. Several were sent in at the appointed time, and Gwerfyl, Mr. Henry James, was the successful competitor. The next prize given was one of t5 offered by the workmen of Abernant, for the best praise to John Smith, Esq., of the Aberdare Iron Works. In the song reference was to be made to Mr. •Smithy general character as a mineral agent, and qJfeial mention of his discovery at the Upper Works was demanded by the donors of the prize. There were three competitors, the successful one icing "TwIn Cefnpenar," Mr. D. W. Jones, Vlerthyr For the best recitation" Cyfhfan y gwir," a orize was divided between Margaret Jones and vlary and Esther Gibbon. For the best essay on the Aberdare district of Oddfellows, from its commencement until the yrcflcnt. day, a prize of 20s. was awarded Mr. ■V-'fter Leyshon. For the best singing of any catch, a prize of /a. 6d, was awarded Mr. Thomas Jones and friend. For the best six englynion to Mr. Wm. Davies, a prize of 10s. was awarded Mr. Henry James. A prize was given the best reader of boys mder 11 years. Divided between two boys hose names we did not catch. For the six best englynion to Nai Shon Gof,* prize of 10s. was awarded Mr. John Jones vOwtdch.) A prize of 5s. was awarded Mrs. Kruger for ,cing the best singer of the Weisti tune Callin mrcbus," For the four best verses in praise of Mr. Thos. Vraughan, a prize of 20s. was awarded Mr. D. R. i;ewis. A prize of 20s, was divided between Mr. D. R. he wis and Dewi ab Iolo, for the two best essays il Welsh, ar Ddylanwad y Cymdeithasau Dyn- ■irol ar foesoldeb. For the best recitation in Welsh, of y Gwefre 'dd, by boys under 18 years of age, a prize was dvidedbetween seven. For the best recitation of verses on Oddfellow. lip, a prize w«>s divided among-eight boys under 14 years. Bryant,; and Jones* Awarded to Mr. Evan Btyant and friends. This brought the evening's proceedings to a close, and the Eisteddfod was thus terminated. Mr. T. Williams (Asaph Glyn Ebwy) adjudicated on the singing, and the Rev. R. Ellis (Cynddelw) was the Judge appointed to decide on the merits of essayists and poets. Nearly the whole of the proceedings were conducted in Welsh, and good order prevailed throughout the day. PUBLIC MEETING ON THE RIFLE MOVEMENT AT EBBW VALE. FOR some time past, without any sanction from the proprietors of these works, about thirty of the agents, tradesmen and workpeople, have been at volunteer drill here, and on Monday evening, arriving rather early for the meeting, we had an opportunity of seeing them at their exercise. Although without uniform, their steady marching and the correctness with which they executed the ordinary evolutions of the foot drill took us completely by surprise, and we cannot see that anything but equipment is neces- sary to put them on terms of immediate equality with the corps at Tredegar, whose performances at Caerphilly certainly did not realise the ex- pectations formed from their long practice. The arrival of Thomas Brown, Esq., having termi- nated this drill, the lower schoolroom was speedily filled, and on the motion of Mr. Adams, Mr. Brown took the chair and delivered the fol- lowing address:— I have much pleasure in taking part in these proceedings, which have for their sole object the protection of our hearths and homes. Hitherto, the responsible position I hold in these works has made me hesitate in giving my adhesion to a movement of which the result might be doubtful. You are all aware how the misunderstandings of governments and the unsettled state of public affairs have tended to paralyse commerce, and especially that branch of it on which many of you depend for bread. Even our personal secu- rity has been threatened by these unfortunate events, and out of this state of things the volun- teer movement, headed by its natural leaders, sprang into existence as the spontaneous expres- sion of a nation's sentiment. But as many in these works rather trust my convictions of what is right than their own. I felt all the responsi- bility of taking a step which would commit many others while the progress of this new movement might excite jealousy without affording us secu- rity. It is now an accomplished fact to which we may all look with joy and confidence, and seeing that my people have not been withheld from joining it by complete ignorance of my views, it is time for me to declare my hearty ap- proval of what has been done, and to assist the inhabitants of Ebbw Vale in carrrying out their views. I have now been among you many years and can remember the time when it would have been vain to address working men in such a manner; but with lapse of time has come reflec- tion, the result of a better education, and when I now speak of danger to the country and the necessity of arming, I am no longer in fear of being heard with a sullen indifference or of putting arms into the hands of working men. If ever we go to Newport again with hostile inten- tions, it will not be against our own countrymen that our arms will be directed. At first I feared this movement would be taken up lightly, but when I now see men of every condition of life pressing into the ranks and subjecting themselves to serious expense and inconvenience to guaran- tee their country against invasion, (no idle threat to an unarmed people), I feel it is time to declare my unqualified approval and conviotion that, but for the army of volunteers now in ex- istence not one man in these works would be in employment. I therefore exhort you to come forward to night as men do it manfully or not at all, for it is our duty to consider what would be the consequences of our enemy landing at Bristol or Newport. There is now a large amount of depression in trade, but an invasion, if successful for a moment, would be ruinous. I feel that this movement has already checked the downward tendency of trade, but enough has not yet been done, and I hope that the proceedings this evening will show our neighbours that the men of Ebbw Vale will not shirk the duties of patriotism. (Cheers.) I am here to listen. My nephew Capt. Roden will address you presently, and in the mean time I call upon Mr. Skinner, (cashier) to move the first resolution. Mr. Skinner then read a resolution seconded by Mr. Hughes,—" That this meeting approve of the formation of a Volunteer Rifle Corps in Ebbw Vale." Carried unanimously. This was followed by about fifty subscriptions to the list, headed by Mr. Adams, manager, and Mr. Lax- ton, surgeon. The chairman then said, you are about to be asked to join the„2nd Mfpnmouthshire of Ponty- pool, of which my son is Captain; and here I think it necessary, before any more names are received, that you should know something of the conditions of the volunteer's service, which Capt. Roden will explain, reading at the same time the rules 4 his corps. He will also, in reply to the question, why should we join the second when we are strong enough for an independent corps, have something to say on that point. Capt. Roden thus called upon, read as much of the general regulations and private rules of his corps as to inform volunteers of what they had to do and to expect; and after telling the meet- ing that the cost of equipment in the Pontypool corps was three guineas, said there were three advantages in joining the second corps over a separate enrolment. They would have seniority in the field over all but the Chepstow corps. Battalion drill, so necessary to combined move- ments, would be at their disposal, and last though not least, ho was happy to tell them that the Pontypool iunds were in so comfortable a state that the 12s. annual subscription would not be required at present. For the rest they would have their own officers and be in every respect a complete company, only subject to his command on extraordinary occasions. The second resolution moved by Mr. Phincus James, and supported by Mr. J., Hughes was then read" That this corps do join the second ltfonmouthsire at Pontypool." Before putting the resolution to the meeting the chairman observed that there was a personal motive no doubt for his son-in-law's proposition that evening. By getting the command of this corps he would double his honors and influence; it would be for the meeting to consider whether the reasons he had given were of sufficient weight to make the bargain a good one on both sides. He (the captain) does not want to aggrandize himself at your expense, nor will you reject his experience when you can obtain it without sacri- fice. The resolution was then put and carried unani- mously. The chairman then said that few corps had enrolled so many at the first meeting, but he hoped to see the list much larger yet. They had done their duty and he would do his. He would provide an armoury and pay £190 into the fund. As some of the volunteers might not be in a position to pay the necessary cost of equipment at once, he would find the money and spread the repayments over a period of three years. Re- iterating the interest he felt in the success of the movement, Mr. Brown sat down in an uproar of applause, and after a vote of thanks to the chair- man, the meeting separated.