ORIGINAL (JOliKb.SfOiSDENCli. ADDRESSED TO THE EDITOR. rho Editor is not responsible for tile opinions of hli Correspondent* Siu,—Thomas Morris, collier, intends to exhibit, at the next show, three double Balsams. If any in the neigh- bourhood be pleased to call at No 1, Tranchbach, they may see that they are really his before the day of exhibition. THE FLOWER SHOW. fSui,—It has been rumoured, and I believe with some correctness, that some of the produce that was exhibited in the last Flower Show was not the actual property of the ex-, hibitors previous to the day of exhibition, and as one of the intended exhibitors for the next, I would wish for the com- mittee to appoint some persons to visit the gardens of the exhibitors before that time that all may stand on their own merit. UN O'R VAYNOK. CRICKET CLUB. SIN,—Knowing well the character of the MERTHKR TELE- GRAPH for fairness, 1 do not hesitate in requesting that you will publish the following in reference to a correspondence which appeared in your impression of the 23rd inst, and which impudently and ignorantly purported to be a report of the Ebbw Vale Cricket Club v. Beaufort. Your versatile and most erudite correspondent, (torgive the term) in a mean spirit and uncalled-for jealousy sent you the report, which, undisguisedly, wore upon its face a would-be sneer, which in more apt hands, and conceived in a less Bootian brain might, probably, have the desired effect; but, as it was, the bow of his meagre intellect was too weak to shoot the poisoned arrow to the mark. Sir, fearing that some of your readers may surmise that the report of the 23rd inst. emanated from the Beaufort, you will permit me to say that there is too much manhood existing among the mem- bers of the Beaufort Cricket Club to give way to spleen because Fortune's eldest daughter wooed and won them on that occasion. j t: Sir. em vour corresnondent ruottred the unprodu<tjva position more in keeping with the lignity of the MERTHYR TELEGRAPH and facts more truthful. In conclusion, sir, I have to state that the challenge come from the eleven of Beaufort, all of whom are rather too old birds for your 'juvenile correspondent.—Yours, kc., FVTI> Pr AY June 23rd, 18d5. A VISIT TO ST. DAVID'S CHURCH. SIR,—I am in the habit of attending a Dissenting place of worship, but it occurred to me on Sunday evening last that I should like to visit St. David's Church. I did so, and was very much pleased with the manner in which the preliminary service was performed. I then waited with I Home interest to witness our respected Rector as- cend the pulpit, and give his text. I say with some inter- est, because I have long understood that his sermons are frequently sensational in their character. I w'as thus pre- pared for something startling, though certainly not start- ling in the sense in which my feeliug3, and, I believe, those of the entire respectable cougregation, were moved on Sunday evening last. The Rector's motives, as a minister of the gospel, are without doubt perfectly correct; but I think every one who had to endure the discourse on this occasion, will agree vvith tne that it is not by a recital of the details of a filthy, sensual life, the allusion to foul and loathsome diseases, the putting up as in a picture, illustra- tions of gross moral obliquity that the temples of God are to be made more attractive, the worship of the sanctuary more enforced, the morals of the people to be raised, or their religious obligations brought more vividly before them If the sermon of Sunday night was one of the usual sensational seimons at St. David's, then 1 am indeed sorry for those of my fellow-townsmen who deem it their duty to attend Church under any and all circumstances. Thank God, in my humble tabernacle, such sensational sermons are not permitted, either by the taste of the minister or the will of the congregation. — Yours truly, A DISSENTER CONVINCED OF HIS MISTAKE IN ATTENDING ST. DAVID'S CHURCH. WORKHOUSE CONTRACTS. SIR,—I have on several occasions been told I was a gentleman, but somehow I could scarcely believe so myself, until I found "Cymro" endorsed the already prevailing opinion, and what everybody says must be true. I am only too sorry that I cannot say the same of him. It also gave me the greatest pleasure to find he acknowledged the contents of his first letter to be "nonsense," and perhaps ) in future he will refrain from doing the same. "Cymro "has accused me of saying an "untruth," but I not in one single instance has he pointed out one—neither caB he. Granted, that he knows his own abilities better than any- one else, and I am glad he is satisfied with himself, for I fear the the readers of the TELEGRAPH will appreciate but very little indeed of his endowments, if the contents of his letters are a specimen. For my own I will leave others to judge. Cymro says Thames Tunnel is not an architectural error at all. I am sure I never said it was. If he will refer to my letter again, he will find that the word "archi- tectural is not at all used. His original letter was based on the discrepancy between the Surveyor's estimate and the amount of the accepted tender. I brought forward Thames Tunuel because it was the work of one of the greatest authorities of the day, so that "Cymro" may learn that it is almost utterly impossible for any two to make their estimates agree. The reasons are obviously what I stated in my previous letter. But to this he says the river broke in twice, and that was not in the speciti- cation." I am sure, Mr. Editor, were you to require any extension of your present premises, and write your own specification, you would not specify that the building was to fall down at a certain stage. However, I will be a little more generous. I suppose he means to infer that accidents are not provided for in the estimate. If Cymro does ever have an opportunity of visiting an engineer's office, at a time when they are estimating for a contract attended with any risks, he will find that they do provide, for that. As he is not satisfied with what I previously gave him, I will now give him some instances of architectural esti- mates. For new warehouses in Dublin, the highest of several tenders was £ <i,o(j0, the lowest, which was accepted, £45\)ö. For five shops at Battersea the highest W.1S £;),273, the accepted one was £ 1,973. If" Cymro is not satisfied with the above, if he will take the trouble to look over the Builder, which I believe is to be seen at the Library, he will find some dozens such instances every week; it is headed "Tenders." I fear he does not know the meaning of the words, estimate and specification," so I will endeavour to set him right. Estimate means to set a value on, and specifi- cation means particular mention. In conclusion allow me to remark he has gone quite astray from the original subject, and he seems now to awaken and see his folly, for like a converted sinner he begins to feel repentant, as his concluding remarks are, I must say, very moderate. If he had so written at first as a ratepayer, I think he would be quite justified. I will now bid him adieu, and thanking you, sir, for the space you have allowed me, I again enclose my card, and beg to subscribe myself .Tune 26th, 18(36. Ax ENGINEER. FORESTERS' FETE. SIR,—I saw by an advertisement in your last weeks' paper that the Foresters are about to hold a grand fete at Abergavenny 011 the 9th day of July, for the purpose of establishing a Widows' and Orphans' Fund in this excellent district. It is the duty of every Forester and the inhabi- tants of the neighbourhood who possess the means to co-operate with the members of this beuevolent institution in their endeavours to place the Widows' and Orphans Fund on a satisfactory and permanent basis. The support given to the widows and orphans has beeu the special boast of the wealthy and noble in every age. But if these men of position and rank deserve a nation's tribute for their noble generosity, what should be said of that band of Englishmen, who are united together in sach societies as this, and doing just as much and more for the widow and orphan, not out of their wealth and station, but out of their hard daily earnings. This is a noble instance of the inborn principles of the noblest of all virtues, charity. Another feature of these societies is that when a brother is ill, and the mose unfortunate result should ensue—the death of the brother—kind friends would be with him in his dying moments, and he will leave the world with the assurance that his wife and children will not be left wholly uncared for, but would receive the benefit of the fund to which he has m his lifetime contributed, and. therefore, they had a right to look for assistance in such an houf of distress and need. I hope the members of this society and all other societies and the public will come forward in the support of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund, for such an institution as this has the effect of reducing the taxation of the different towns and parishes, and I believe that the For sters have a right to anticipate some support from the public at large.—I remain, sir, Yours very respectfully, Tredegar, June 26th, 1866. A FORESTER. THE CATHOLIC CHILDREN" AT MERTHYR WORKHOUSE SCHOOL. Sir,—Allow me through the medium of the MERTHYR TELEGRAPH to make a few remarks upon the letter from Felix which appeared in your last issue respecting the Irish children at the Merthyr Workhouse. The following are some of the arguments in conseqnence of which I supported Mr Lewis' resolution not to allow the Irish children to be taken from the Workhouse School, btly, That a good school for the education of the Workhouse children has been established for many years past, entirely without any creed or religious persuasion, all the relegious demonstrations (except the Catholics) being sa- tisfied with the instructions given at the Workhouse school. 2ndly, All the children whether English, Welsh, or Irish, are under the tuition and management of competent teachers, and the control and discipline of the Master and Matron of the Workkouse who are trustworthy and kind. and who act almost as parents to all the children without distinction. None of the children are allowed to go to another school except when the teachers are gone away. 3rdly, The Cath. olic Priest and Ministers of all denominations are alllowed to visit the children every day if they wish to do so, and there are only eight Catholic children at the Workhouse school varying from 2 to 7 years old (except one being near 9 years old) who are too young to form an idea of the differ- ence between Catholic and Protestant or any other religion. 4thly, Many of the Irish and other children are so filthy and full of bad habits, that I consider it would be very wrong to allow the Workhouse children who are always kept clean and healthy to associate with the children out of the Workhouse. Also, they could not come aud get their meals at the appointed time according to the rules of the Poor Law Union athly, In respect to the Catholic children at Dowlais being worse than other children of the age and class in the neighbourhood, Catholics themselves prove that plainly, as they are obliged to employ a man with a weapon in his hand to guard the children, only from 250 to 300 when going to and from the school, whereas the children of the Dowlais schools numbering upwards of 2,000, are left without any guard, and conduct themselves far better than the Catholics. 6thly, Myself and several others in the neighbourhood of the Catholic schools at Dowlais have made complaints many times to the Master and Pr.est of the disgraceful conduct of the Irish children, and both gen- tlemen very readily and kindly punished them for the.r bad conduct. 7thly, As for the windows broken, persons will prove that upwards of a dozen panes of glass have been broken by the Irish children, but perhaps it was only two (as they say) who broke them, as they are socunning. I hope the above will satisfy the public that I was right in support- ing Mr Lewis' motion. If u Felix wishes to say any more upon the above and say the truth, he need not conceal his name but show himself as an honest man who never hides I am yours &c., Sunny Cottage, Dowlais, JOHN EDWARDS. June 26th, 1866. THE TEMPERANCE HALL. Slit.—In yeur issue of last week a letter appeared signed by Cosmopolitan," and although I do not, as a rule, be- llieve in replying to any letters unless they have the name of the writer, yet, when wilful misrepresentations are made, by parties who are afraid of signing their names to their let- ters, it is well, perhaps, to place the matter clearly before the public. The letter which appeared in your contemporary of June 1st, did certainly give offence, on account of its ungentle- manly and owardly attack. It stated that the benches were dirty; it complained of incivility from those elU- ployed and lastly, that I was called to see the condition the seats were in. Now, as regards the benches, they could uot have been dirty, for only the previous week they were carefully washed they might have been dusty it is true, owing to the dust raised by putting up the scenery and large plat- form. Since then I have found out that a certain disagreement had taken placet between one or two of tae company and the woman who cleans the Hall. I know 0: no other want of civility but it strikes me very forcibly, Mr. Editor, that a man who lives in a glass house ought not to throw stones, but should rather remember that— I This world is full of beauty As othH worlds above, If men would do their duty, It inigtit be full of Lore." In reference to. myself, I beg to state that I was not called to see the condition the seats were in Had I been called I should have ordered them to be dusted. I went in twice, as 1 usually do, to see if everything was right, and when I visited the place, the seats were all clean but, Sir, "Cosmopolitan "states that a. letter of apology had been sent, but he hoped that it was not written by the first visitor." Now. I need not show the absurdity of this further than to state that it is not customary for Brown to apologise for Robinson, and whether it be a custom or not, it cannot be a very pleasant task to perform hence the absurdity of such a foolish hope. The so-called apology would not satisfy me, simply be- cause that it was-no apology; nor would it please the members of the company, several of whom spoke to me on When the gentlemen of the company came to know whom the letter had been written by, they immediately, at their first committee, passed a vote of censure upon him, who they said turned out to be, not in reality a Visitor," as represented, but no less a person than their own secre- tary (Mr. Wm. Thomas, of the county court office). I am sorry to have to state this for more reasons than one; but, above all, because that Mr. Thomas is a member of the Royal 12th. 1 should have given him credit for more courage aud manly conduct than to represent himself in a public newspaper to be a Visitor," when in reality he was a member of the company that performed, and holding the responsible office of secretary. For why, when the founda- tion stone of the Driil Hall was laid last Thursday, by the fair hands of the wife of the gallant captain, I noticed that Mr. Thomas held his rifle to his shoulder as manly and as resolute as any, and was able to fire his own rifle during the volleys, without troubiing the sergeant to turn one side to fire three charges at the same time out of his rifle. I am sure, Sir, that taking all this into consideration, you will agree with me in saying that better conduct might have been expected from him. If the secretary of the Working Men's Dramatic Society, or any of his friends, should again have high words with the Hall cleaner, I should thank him to come to me to complain, and not write his grievances to a newspaper, un- der the anonymous name of "a Visitor." If he does this, J will see that Cosmopolitan has no cause to complain. —Yours truly, W. L. DANIEL, June 27, 1866. Chairman of the Temperance Hall Committee.
MERTHYR POLIuK COURT. SATURDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) A Dangerous Inebriate.—A very stout-looking man named Thomas Garrard was charged with assaulting P.C. Evans while in the execution of his duty. on the 20th inst. Garrard was first noticed coming out of the Lord Nelson public-house with a large jug in his hand. He was drunk, and it seemed he had been refused beer inside, for he was in a toweringpassion, and swore that if anybody interfered with him be would "murder everybody in the house." Some unfortunate wight was passing by just at this time, and the prisoner struck him a blow with the jug on the dice box." knocking out two of the "dice." p.C. Evans was near. and he thought it was now time for him to inter- fere. He went over to the prisoner and ad vised him to go home, but the exasperated bacchanalian answered the con- stable by a heavy blow with tbe jug on that functionary's helmet. The P.C. then took the prisoner into custody, and on the way to the station the hearty exercise of kict ing and shouting, and" poking" the constable in the ribs was fully enjoyed by the jolly inebriate.—The prisoner could give no account of bis conduct, and he was fined 40s. and costs in default, he should go to gaol for one month. The money was paid. Street Immorality.— Catherine Jones, a nymph from China, for prostituting herself on the Old-road, near Pont- storehouse (a public thoroughfare), was sent to Swansea gaol for one month. Drunk and Riotous — William Lewis, for being drunk and riotous at Caebarris, was fined 7s. 6d. and costs in default, seven days' imprisonment. Charge of Assault.— Eliza Davis summoned Esther Grif- fiths for an assault. The two women were sprightly look ing pieces, and if "fair-play" was shown to both, we believe the tug would be a hard one 'ere either of them would be victorious. The complainant told her story with great vehemence, and the defendant stood silent all the time with her hands by her side, apparently enjoying the re- hearsal of her "prowess" in fisticuffs with much gusto. According to complainant's story, she gave no cause what- ever for the assault, and this being the case, defendant was fined 2s. and costs, which she paid. MONDAY. —(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) A Disorderly Female. —Catherine Hart, an arnazon, who appeared in court with a pair of black eyes, was charged with breaking four panes of glass, the property of J acob Jones, on the 24th inst. The parties had some row. when the defennant seized a tin vessel, and with it broke the panes of glass. It seemed that the complainant beat de- fendant very severely, and gave her the two black eyes which now decorated her visage. The defendant was, there- fore, only fined Id. with Is. compensation. Sabbath-day Inebriates.— Maurice Neagle, for being drunk and lighting ill the streets on Sunday evening last, was tined 10. and costs in default of payment, seven days in gaol. Another Inebriate.— James Gleesou, for being drunk and riotous ill Wellington-street, on the 23rd inst., was lined 5s. and costs; in default, seven days in gaol. No Prosecutor.—Richard Samuel was charged with as- saulting a police-constable while in the execution of his duty. As the police-constable had since left the force, the prisoner was discharged. The celebrated Paddy Boyle.— Paddy Boyle, the cele- brated Irish hero of the newly-fashioned account book, re- appeared in court to-day, supported by his simple spouse, J udy, to prosecute Catherine Wurphy for the embezzlement of his motley, to the amount of £ 2 3s. l.jd. Mr. Piews ap- peared for complainant. Evidence supporting the facts (or rather peculiarities) of the case, which we previously re- ported, having been given, his Worship thought that a case of embezzlement could not betsustained. The question of instituting a charge of larceny was then raised, and after some slight discussion, his Worship said he would consider that feature of the case against Wednesday next. He ad- journed the case in the meantime. Assault.—A puddler named John Cable summoned ano- ther puddler named David Evans for an assault. Both parties were working together at Dowlais, and on the 2nd inst., some dispute occurred amongst them. Defendant struck complainant twice, and gave him a black eye. De- fendant did not appear, and was tined 10s. and costs. The complainant was also allowed expenses. In default of pay- ment, defendant should go to gaol for 14 days. WEDNESDAY.—(Before J. C. Fowler, Esq.) Street Immorality.—A wretched, miserable looking pros- titute, with a very scratched, dissipated looking profile, was charged with wandering abroad in Bridge-street, on the 26th inst., and behaving there in a riotous aud indecent manner.—P.S. Rees proved the case, and said the woman was making use of language which was very abominable.— His Worship administered a very severe lesson to the wretch, and then sentenced her to twenty-one days' impris- onment with hard labour. The celebrated Irish Case again. —Catherine Murphy was again urought up on remand to answer the seemingly inter- minable charge of embezzling £2 3s. lgd. from Paddy Boyle, the celebrated uibernian accountant. A woman named Mary Rowlands was called as witness, but she seemed the very picture of total ignorance, and could not even tell the name of the street in which she lived. When being ques- tioned by Mr. Plews, she invariably appealed to Pat to supply her with the answers—an appeal which was very noisily responded to by that individual, greatly to the amusement ot those in court. After much trouble, it was at length elicited from Molly Rowland that she bought some milk for the prisoner, all of which, however, she pro- tested she had paid for. —Mary Boyle, the fair sister of the hero of the case, was re-examined, and said that when she went round with the prisoner to the customers, all the money she could see owing on "the score" was 5s. 6d., whereas tne real sum due was .£2 10s. or thereabouts. Pri- oner said it w mid be all right on Monday morning.—The prisoner was committed to take her trial for the offence. The Women having a row.—A sallow complexioned wo- man named Ann Alahoney was summoned for an assault by Mary Anne Beamish, who appeared in court with her face cut and hacked in a very painful manner. It seemed that the row originated in some dispute which took place between defendant and plaintiff's father, the latter of whom was getting rather a severe beating from his anta- gonist of the "gentler sex." The daughter interfered to save her pa," and was rewarded by a blow of a large stone from prisoner, which caused the injuries now evident on plaintiff's face. Beamish and his daughter then went to the police station, and when the former presented himself to P.S. Thomas he had a large eat over his left eye, from which much blood was flowing. When P.S. Thomas ar- rested prisoner, and told her tha charge, she said, I did not strike him with a stone at a lli His daughter might have struck him. I flung a stone in the house, but I don't think it hit the old man—that was all fl did."—The case was adjourned for a week, as the prisoner wanted to have witnesses. Family Jars —Sarah Davies, of Dowlais, summoned her daughter, Sarah Davies, for abusing her and giving her a black eye on the 19th instant.—The complainant said she was sitting down in her house when the defendant came in drunk, and hit her a blow on the eye, which blackened it.—The defendant said the reason why she hit her mother was because she was always keeping married women and married men in her house at all hours of the night,—The case was adjourned till Monday, for the production of wit- nesses. A Noisy Row in a Jewish Synagogue.—Barnard Jacob and his son Isaac, a boy of apparently about fourteen years of age, were summoned to show cause why they should not be bound over to keep the peace towards Abraham Stall, who, it was alleged, they had threatened and abused iu the Jewish Synagogue.—Mr. Plews appeared for the complain- ant, and Mr. Smith for the defendant. There was a large number of Jews in court to listen to the trial. The case occupied a considerable time in iearing, and we give the principal facts as followsMr. Plews in stating the case for the prosecution said, it appeared that all the parties had been in the Synagogue, where they were having their service on Friday night last. Previous to this there had been some altercation between some of the members and Mr. Levinshon, the reader there. Mr. B. Jacob was the treasurer, and as they were leaving the Synagogue he took it upon himself to go to Mr. Livinshon, who had the key, and demand him to deliver it up. Mr. Stall was going by at the time and he said something about the matter to Mr. Jacob, when the latter flew into a passion, shook liis fist into Mr. Stall's face, and threatened to kill him at the first opportunity. Mr. Jacob's son used similar threats, and the consequence was that Mr Stall was now afraid of both those men, and he wished to have them bound over to keep the peace.—Mr. Smith reminded his Worship that on Monday last when his client applied for a cross summons he was told he should have it to-day if it was necessary. —His Worship said it was so.—Mr. Plews said he wanted the defendant to show why they should not be bound over to keep the peace.—Mr. Smith remarked that if his friend put the case in that way he would now renew his applica- tion to have the other party put in the same position. He could prove that previous to any threat or violence being used by Mr. Jacob, Mr. Stall put his hand up towards Mr. Jacob's face, and threatened to smash or smack him.—His Worship said that if both the solicitors were properly in- structed the best course would be to have all the parties bound over to keep the peace.—Mr. Smith would agree to that, but his client was asked to pay a sum of 12s. for costs, and that he was not inclined to do. If that course was adopted then once the parties got outside of court one would say Ah, you had to pay 12s. costs, and we got off the best" (laughter). There, then, would be the basis for another row, and the best way was to bind over all parties. —After some further discussion Mr Jacob's information against Mr. Stall was taken.—Mr. Stall was then exam- ined, and he swore to the facts mentioned by Mr. Plews. He said he did not give Mr. Jacob the least cause for insuling hini.—On cross-examination he was asked if persons named Goodman were present at the row, but he said he did not see them. Neither, he said, did heknow them, although one was his son-in-law's relations. He did not see a woman named Edwards present during the row. The words used by Mr. Jacob and his son to him were—" I will kill you— I will knock your head off." He did not say to Mr. Jacob in Hebrew, You are a s —ty man." Neither did he rise up his fist and say, I will strike you." He did not un- button his trowsers, nor did he use any unclean language. He was afraid of his life of Mr. Jacob. Heymen Levin- show, son of the reader, was also examined and corrobora- ted Mr. Stall's statement as to the row. On cross-exam- ination this boy most decidedly stated that Mr. Stall stood aside all the time with his hands in his pockets saying no- thing, and Mr. Jacob ground his teeth and looked like a luan that would kill anything" (laugh tet). He also said thing Mr. Stall did was to call Mr. Jacob a "disturbing blackguard."—His Worship said there was not a shadow of doubt that recognizances should be surrendered by Mr. Jacob in this case.—Mr. Smith then addressed the court on the other case, and he said he would be able to show that the row was commenced by Mr. Stall putting his hand up to Mr. Jacob's face, and threatening him. He also be- lieved he would be able to show that Mr. Stall did not tell the whole truth, although lie might have told some of it. He examined Mrs. Edwards, who said she was the woman who cleaned out the synagogue. She remembered when the congregation went out on Friday night last. She saw Mr. stall and Mr. Jacob going out. Mr. Jacob went to ask the key from the reader, and Mr. Stall came up and put his fist into Mr. Jacob's face. She was quite sure that be- fore that time Mr. Jacob bad not said anything to Mr. Stall. After Mr. Stall raised his hand, Mr. Jacob also raised his and said something which she could not under- stand as the words were in Hebrew. (The words were said to be, if you strike me I'll soon show you what kind of a man I am.")—Barnard Jacob was also examined and he swore that he did not say anything to Mr. Stall, till that man had first threatened to strike him, and called him some wrong name. He did then rise his hand and said, If you strike me I'll soon show you what sort of a man I am." He was then after asking Mr. Levinshon for the key of the Synagogue, which, as treasurer of the Syna- gogue, he had not to get.—In answer to his Worship Mr B Jacob said he did not believe Mr. Stall intended to do him any bodily harm.—His Worship said it was very much to be regretted that those parties could not have settle their little differences out of court, as it would have been far better that such a case should have been arranged by some mutual concessions. However, it appeared in those cases to be impossible to do so. Years ago he recol- lected trying a similar case, with just the same result. He (his Worship) now wished to see that a. breach of the peace should be prevented from occurring in this way again, and he, therefore, required Mr. B. Jacob to enter into his re- cognizances of X30 to keep the peace for six months to- wards Mr StalL In this case against Mr. Stall the evi- dence was not sufficient to warrant him (his Worship) in a similar order. As to the young boy, he warned him against acting as he had done in this case, and he wished all would remember that passage of scripture which said, A soft word turneth away wrath If they did so we should have no moral cases like the present.
At a meeting of the Creditors ot Mr Hichard David, shop- keeper, Dinae, held at Bristol on Thursday the 26th instant, the affairs of the estate were such that every one will be paid i0* in the pound. TABERNACLE ANNIVERSARY.—On Monday the anni- versary sermons in connection with the above place ot worship were grive». Between the Sunday and Monday something like fourteen discourses wre given hy different ministers. We have not yet had the result of the collections. W EATHER.—The weather during the last two or three days has been most oppressive—in fact, quite a taste of the Bast Indies. Heavy rains having preceded this display of the sun's power, the hay crop has most markedly improved. On Wednesday afternoon a thunder storm visited this town, and lasted tor ahout two hours. Although the electric phe- nomena stroniily affected the ear and eye, the quantity ot ram that tell was ex eedinely small. NATIONALITIES.—On Saturday last a number of colliers in the employment of T. Joseph, Esq., Dunraven Colliery, excited thereto probably by imbibition of ciorw, conceived themselves aggrieved at the presence of some few Irish workmen who have been employed with them. They marched in a body to the residences of the unfortunate sons of the Emerald Isle. and, somewhat despotically, ordered them out of the valley, giving them an hour to make their exit, but considerately allowing their wives and children till the next Monday to complete their exodus. They, at the same time, stated their intention to call on the Monday to see whether their commands had been complied with. On Monday they called according to promise, and seeing no signs of an approaching flight, gave them a further period of time to quit. Mr. Joseph, being of opinion that this conduct on the part of the Welsh c.dliers was most arbi- trary, declined to allow his other workmen to remain sub- ject to such offensive dictation. He accordingly met them with a police constable, and gave them to understand that he would not submit to any such outrageous interference. The result was that sevpn of the most active of the fanatics were summoned for intimidation. The summonses were re- turnable at Aberdare, and the several cases came before J. C. Fowier, Esq., for adjudication, when the foolish Cymru were bound ovsr to keep the peace for twelve months. Such an outrageous infringement on the rights of men, whatever their nationality, to labour where they please, savours somewhat of the offensive intolerance of unionism, which, we fear, is growing beyond governable limits. All such arbitrary exertions of power over minorities deserve prompt and severe measures by way of deterrents. BERW.—This popular bathing place, being a part of the river Taff, near to the Berw Bridge, is likely, it seems, to be closed to the public on its more attractive side, in conse- quence of its supposed interference with propriety and de- cency Instead of closing the place altogether, we should certainly suggest the necessity of insisting upon bathing before a certain hour in the morning, and after a cet tain time in the evtnng. This arrangement would be a de- sirab'e one—to piomtiit bathing altogether would he a very unfortunate step. On Sunday morning- a young man (a Jew) narrowly escap d drowning. Jt appears that, near tfn- right hank of the river, there is a deep pool, which is so situated, at a bend of the river, that the current takes the form ot a whirlpool. The young man in question, tceliti., himseif going, called out for h< In, and had it not been that a workman employed in the chain works was passing by, and who gallantly plunged in and rescued the unfortunate swimmer, there is no doubt but that he would have been drowned. The erateful Jew gave his preserver a shilling-, and treated him to as much as he could drink. On Satur- day evening two brothers, boih working on the new Blllk, and one ot whom could swim, were bathing in the same place, when it was found that the broth r who could not sttike out was drowning in the pool. By dint of great exer- ti"n the poor follow was rescued before his immersion had a fatal termination.
The usual fortnightly meeting was held on Wednesday, June 27th, 1866. The following Guardians were present:- W. Perkins, Esq., (chairman), D. Davies. Esq., Rev. D. T. Davies, Messrs. J. S. Maddicks, Penn. J. Lewis, D Davies (Penrhwyfer), W. Williams, J. Richards, J. David, R. Jenkins, T. Williams, Edmund Thomas, J. Davies, and E. Thomas. COMMENCEMENT OF PUBLIC BUSINESS. WE venture to draw the attention of the Board to the ex. treme desirability of punctuality in commencing the public business. The most arduous work, doubtless, is that connect- ed with therelief list, which takes up a greater or less amount of time as the cases are numerous or recent, or occur per- sistently for a lengthened period, whereby closer attention and a more rigid examination of the circumstances are ne- cessitated. It is well known that in the House of Commons as soon as the hand of the clock indicates the question of an hour before six, whatever may the character and import- ance of the debate, the speaker is inexorably compelled to stop. We believe the public business of the Board is fixed for half-past twelve, as this public business is seldom of an ex- exciting character, and the matters involving debate but occasionally involve a large expenditure of time. We ven- ture to throw out the hint that as soon as the clock shows half-past twelve all private business be immediately sus- pended, and matters of public interest be introduced to the Board then fully assembled, punctually and without devia- tion. The relief list could subsequently be resumed. We have no doubt that the system would work well and give satisfaction to those members of the Board who a.re some- times obliged to wait until the others have finished, as also to gentlemen of the Press to whom time is important. SPECIAL DIETARY ORDER. At the termination of the relief list, Dr. Evans, of Ystrad, called the attention to one extreme pauper case in Ystrad parish. A man named William Jones had been ill for twelve months last week he bad to have his leg ampu- tated, and required, as a necessity, nourishment and stimu- lants. Dr. Evans recommended 1 oz. of brandy every two hours, and h lb. of meat per diem. This was at once carried. MASTER'S JOURNAL. 12th week :—admitted, 6, discharged, 3, remainig, 51. 13th week:— „ 3, „ 1, „ 53. TENDERS. The following is a list of tradesmen whose tenders were recommended by the committee to be accepted. Carried. Mr. Griffith Evans, grocery; William Miles, flour and bread; Edward Phillips, meat; T. Williams, milk W. Miles, John Jones, linen drapery; Thomas Lewis, boots. The tender for beer and spirits was rejected, as being too high, while the porter was indifferent. There was no tender for potatoes. OTHER DUTIES OF RELIEVING OFFICERS. The Chairman referred to the change of the law as bear- ing upon pauper removals. There was some difficulty in effecting removals by relieving officers on the ground that it interfered with their legitimate duties. It was usual when R. O. 's were employed to remove paupers others were asked as their substitutes while they were away. Unless removals were very frequent be thought they could go on in the same way as heretofore. He, therefore proposed that the course hitherto prevailing should be continued, including the con- sideration of compensation. Seconded and agreed to. NUISANCE. The Chairman then read two letters which had been placed in his hands that morning. One was signed Ratepayer," and complained of the unbecoming practice of letting un- wholesome things remain in the Cornmarket House such as old hides, &c., and earnestly calling the attention of the Board to the necessity of speedily removing what was evidently regarded as a nuisance. The Chairman observed that whoever the "ratepaper" was he was performing a proper duty in bringing this matter before them. This Board, in the absence of a Board of Health, was competent to carry ouc all such matters as those referred to in rate- payers note. We have an inspector, and from the known manner in which he performs his duties we have every guar- rantee that he will attend to evtrything impartially which may be brought to his notice He had no doubt that the ratepayer" was a resident in the town, and as he had toucned upon an important subject he thought that he need not be ashamed to sign his name (hear, hear). He, there- fore, regretted that no name was attached. It was ultim- ately agreed that Mr. Thomas's attention should be directed to the matter, and also that the clerk (Mr. Spickett) should communicate with the market lessee.
BLAINA PEfTY SESSIONS. JUNE 22(Before F. Lenick,'junr., and W. S. Williams, Esqrs.) Larceny.—Edwin Hoskins charged Samuel Bitton with stealing a leg of mutton.-Prosecutor said I am an inn- keeper, and live at the Greyhound Inn, Nantyglo. About one o'clock in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 19th inst., I had a leg of mutton banging with other meat in my larder, and on going there again about eight o'clock the same even- ing, I found that the leg of mutton had been taken away. From enquiries I made 1 found that it had not been cooked stolen. I then caused informatii In to be given to the police, The leg of mutton was a stale one, the sheep having been killed the previous week. It weighed eleven pounds, and was worth 8s. 8;ù. I saw the prisoner in the house that afternoon, but he had nothing to drink there.—Mary Evans sworn I am a servant with Mr. Hoskins at the Grey- hound Inn, Nantyglo. and was washing in a back kitchen on Tuesday last, the 19th inst. I saw the prisoner pass by the larder door between three and four o'clock in the after- noon. He soon afterwards passed me with something under his coat, and went out at the backyard door.—P.S. James Milkins said he apprehended the prisoner Samuel Bitton at his lodgings, and told him that he was suspected of having stolen a leg of mutton from the Greyhound Inn, on the previous afternoon. He said, I have not seen any mutton, and they canuot say that I stole it." I have since charged him with stealing it, when he replied, I cannot think what possessed me to take it."—Henry Samuel said The prosecutor came into my house and offered a leg of muttou for sale.—The prisoner was committed for trial. Illegal Fishing. John Lewis and Llewelyn Jenkins were each fined 20s. including costs for taking fish out of the river, at D. Whitehouse's, Esq. A Rough Fellow.—John Tobin, of Ebbw Vale, was charged with breaking a pane of glass in the Britannia, Ebbw Vale. Mr. Jones, the landlord, said be sent a quart of beer into the room for prisoner and some other people. and as there was "no money in the mess," the girl brought it back into the bar. Defendant, thereupon, got very excited, and sent a "tot" glass through the window. —Defendant was fined the amount of damage and costs. Breach of Colliery Rules —Important to Colliers, dr.— The South Wales Colliery Company appeared against two hauliers, Thomas Wise and .-olouion Richards, who. when underground, left a door open in Tyr Nicholas colliery. damaging the ventilation, and endangering the lives of the men at work. Both prisoners very openly and straight- forwardly admitted the offence, but stated that it was only for some short time for both to pass through, when the agent came between them and found the door open. Mr. Levick gave some very sensible advice to the defendants. and shewed the danger that might have occurred through their negli. ence, telling them to pay costs and to be very cartful in future. Cruelty to a Horse. — The same Company appeared against a young man named Snook, who had cruelly ill- treated a horse belonging to the Company, by kicking, &c. —Defendant was fined 3s and costs, which he at once paid. Workmen's Dispute about Wagca. — Richard Evans sum- moned David Williams, a contractor, of Tredegar, for refusing to pay him £1 js. wages. Defendant pleaded in- ability through the contract turning out so bad. He produced a divider for the last month, shewing that he had received nothing himself.—Complainant stated that be wanted to leave the country and defendant would give him no decided answer about the money. —The Bench seemed to think defendant had rather hardly used complainant, who got very excited, and was ordered to keep quiet several times, but they made the usual order. Stealing Coal.—Susan Richards was committed to prison for seven days for stealing 11 jd. worth of coal, the property of the Tredegar Iron Company. Malicious Damage.— Joseph Thatcher, for committing damage to the extent of 3d. to the gra*>s in a field, the pro- perty of the same Company, was ordered to pay damages and costs. Bastardy Arrears.—Edward Evans was ordered to pay £2 6s. arrears, which he owed Sarah James, and costs 14s., in default, three months. Garni Trespass.— The South Wales Co. appeared in a case of poaching against three young lads named George White. David Lewis, and George Stevens. The last named carried a gun he said, on the mountain to fire it off, afraid to do some damage, as the charge had been so long in it. The superintendent claimed the gun on behalf of her Ma- jesty, when he said he would not pay costs unless he had his gun returned to him. When he was told he would not be allowed to have the gun, defendant became very violent and abusive, and was conveyed to the lock-up by the police. He was committed for 14 days.—Lewis paid the tine and costs. —There was no case against White, who gave evi- dence against the other two.. An order of removal from Bedwellty Union to St. John's, Brecon, was made on Thomas Price and family, residing at Nantyglo. Indeccnt Assault.—Jemima Davies v. Zebedee Moore.— Jemima Davies sworn: I am a single woman, living at Tredegar on Monday night last. the 18th instant; I met the prisoner Zebedee Moore near the powder house I have known the prisoner about six weeks he asked me to go to the Bush inn with him and 1 did so we were drinking to- gether for about two hours and we left at about ten minutes to eleven o'clock at night; we went together towards where 1 live; when near my house between that and another house he began to use me improperly.—Witness here described the assault alleged to be committed by defendant. From the injuries she received she was not able to follow her work as before —Other evidence been given the defendant was com- mitted for trial.
TREDEGAR COUNTY COURT. WEDNESDAY .—(Before Judge Herbert.) Assault Case. John James and Wifer. Ja-nes Campbell. Mr Rice Harris for plaintiff.—Mrs. James examined by Mr Harris Remember being in a bakehouse on 26th of last month a woman named Ann Jones was with me we were putting dough in the oven defendant came to us there; he has an account against us; he came into the bakehouse and said d your eyes come into the house and give me some money we told him to go into the bouse and be would find Anne James's husband there I passed Campbell and he struck me and knocked me down he also abused me 1 had a blow on my arm and my neck Mary Weeks took me by the arm and led me to the house Campbell came into the house and asked for money I told him to go out; I went to the fire place to fetch the poker he took it from me and struck me twice on the back; I went into fits and was insensible for some time I could not do anything for a week.—By defendant: I did not tell you to go out of the bakehouse nor did [ strike you with a poker.-Anne Jones I was in the bakehouse on the day in question Campbell came there and used the same words as Mrs. James states and asked for money he spoke to both of us I asked him to go to the house and see my husband he said he would kill us all before he did anything, he struck Mrs. James; pulled her cap off and hurt her arm Campbell laid hold of the "scraper"; the women did take Elizabeth James home did not see anyone strike Campbell.—Margaret Amos: My husband is a col- lier. living in pit row I was in the bakehouse on the day the row was Cambpell came in and said d your eyes give me some money Anne Jones told him to go to the house and see her husband Campbell struck Betsy James and knocked her down can't say Campbell was drunk but he was very dull.—Elizabeth Atheron My husband is a collier, living in pit row I heard screams by the bakehouse and on going there I found Betsy James on the ground Campbell striking Betsy James with the poker I tried to take the poker from him aud the end knocked him on the forehead.—Mary Weeks I live in pit row Victoria hear- ing a noise I went to the bakehouse and found Betsy James and Campbell followed her to the house and demanded some money; she took up the poker and told him to go out. John James I am a labourer, living in pit row, in Victoria; I was fetched fram my work on the day in question my wife had been abused and was unable to work for a week. Defendant sworn: I called at the house and found that Mrs. James was out; going through the passage I fouud her in the bake house and asked her for some money as it was after the day I told hersbe was very dishonest ifshedid not p y something as she had promised she then said she would hit me with the shovel; Mrs Atheron hit me on the forehead with the scraper and the blood ran down I pushed her aside; but I did not strike any one.—By Mr Harris I swear Mrs was not on the ground I had not any poker in my hand and was not in Mrs. James's house after I was in the bakehouse they have sworn falsely I have witnesses who saw most of the squabble but I have not summons them.— Maria Rees who happened to be in court said she was present and beard Mrs. James tell Camp- bell she had no money after that nhe (witness) told Campbell the sun shone hot, he said yes it does shine hot and I have thrown out my sprat to catch a mackerel" and after that Campbell went to the bakehouse and there he knocked down Mrs James on help arriving he became more quiet; he was in the house after that and used the poker.—His Honour Mr Campbell, all these witnesses agree as to the assault and the violence used, You have no defence.—I am sorry to see a man who I believe to be res- pectable in such a position. My judgement is that you pay £2 to plaintiff as examplary damages.—Witnesses allowed.
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. GGF WE are obliged on account of the press of advertise- ments and other matters to hold over the third letter on A Vacation in Merthyr till next week. 'k. ERRATUM.—The Mr. J. Giles whose horse was mali- ciously injured last week at Penydarren field, should have been described in our last as a contractor at Penydarren, and not as a brewer and spirit merchant of Merthyr. A RARE TREAT.—On Monday last the Members of Bethel Sunday School, through the kind permission of G. P. Clark, Esq., Dowlais, were permitted to ramble to their hearts' content on the grounds of Morlais Castle farm. Being favoured with one of the most sunny days of the season they started at 1 p.m. to the number of about 300, from the chapel in a procession through Pontstore- house along Penydarren road, and by the water works. The smaller children were conveyed in carts kindly lent for the occasion by Messrs. W. Harris and Aaron Lloyd. By the time they arrived on the grounds everything was ready for the occasion, and the company were arranged in companies on the grass, and afforded the means of satisfying their appe- tites which had been made keen by the mountain breeze. The pleasing ceremony of eating and drinking having been gone through in a manner highly creditable to the consum- ming powers of the" performers" the remaining few hours of the day were spent in innocent recreative sports. At a seasonable hour all left for their respective homes, well pleased with the pleasure of the day. The school children feel very thankful, and beg to tender their warmest thanks to Mr. Clark for his prompt compliance with their repeated applications for the ground at Morlais Castle. TIIB EXTRA PKIZB AT THH COMING FLOWER SHOW.—As some misapprehension exists as tothearange- rn- nts in connection with the extra prize originated by Mr Hoskinar to be competed for by younir ladies at the coming Flower Snow, we are requested to state clearly 1hos° facts The competition is notconfined to tadies residing in Merthyr, hut it is open to all it is not necessary that the flowers bt- erown by the exhibitor, as they can he obtained any whereto as they are not stove or greenhouse flowers. The prize is siven tor taste and arrangement not for quality. We are happy to hear that the subscription tor the purpose is proving succetstu) and hopes are entertained that a second priz tnav he given in tins case. DEATH OP A LABOURER AT MIDNLIS DUFFRYN.—On the 2ind instant a man named Dai id Thomas w s engaged as a labourer at. No. < stall at Middle Dutfryn, when a very heavy pie -e of coal fell on him and crushed him to death. An inquest was held on the remains on the 25th instant, and a verdiet of ac. id ntal death returned. THB ADJOURNED INQUEST on the holy of Thomas Lewis who wasrecentty kided at Vochriw pit, was held at the Horse aud Grooin public house, Dowlais, on Tuesday last., by the Coroner and a respectable Jnry. A verdict 01 "accidental death" was returned. THE FLOWER SHOW.—We have this week observed on exhibition at the shop of Mr Meredith, Jeweller, of this town. some very valuable prize" to be distributed at the coming Flower S'_ow. The piizes are an excellent silver base, oi an exceedingly handsome pattern, and elegantly made, worth from £ 12 to £13, and a no le.»s lovely silver cup worth £ 3 to £6. ihey have been subjects ot inspection for many curious people, and we are sure any one who would see them, would teel very desirous ot being- the successful competitor for them at the Show—not only on acrount 01 their pecuniary value, but still more because of their grace- ful design, and the elegance of their woikmanslop. )h. .vi ereditu deserves much ciedit for the seiection of those PAINFUL ACCIDENT AT THE GETHIN COLLIERY.—An ac- cident of a fatal nature occurred in the No. 2 Gethin Coal Pit, on Tuesday morning last. An Irishman named Ti- mothy Mack, who resided at 15, Bank-street, Merthyr, and who on the very day before as a pitcher, was ascend- ing the pit when the carriage stopped at the first stage. He was ignorant that there was another stage below, and in attempting to get out of the carriage he fell down the shaft a considerabl distance, and sustained injuries from which he died almost instanter. THE TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING of the Gwent and Morganwg Temperance and Musical Association will be held at Zoar Chapel, Merthyr, on Monday next. A con- cert will be held by Miss Watts, whose talents are already sufficiently known, and do not require any enologism from us. Numerous choirs will take part in the meetings to be held, numbering together, upwards of 1,000 voices. A full programme of the intended proceedings has been published, and it promises the public many rare and beautiful pieces on this occasion. Full particulars may be seen on refer- ence to an advertisement in another part of our columns. IN ANOTHER PART OF OUR COLUMNS we publish an ad- vertisement of a "monster fete and gala," which is to take place on the 12th July, in a large field at Penheol- gerrig, under the immediate patronage of Captain Russell, and the officers of the 12th Glamorgan Volunteers Many very rare and startling varieties of entertainments are offered to the public, ef which, we have no doubt, they will anxiously avail themselves. The tine Cyfarthfa Band will attend, and the Foresters are to march to the field in full regalia. Part of the proceeds of the gala are to be given to the widows' and orphans' fund. The prices of ad- mission are very moderate. DOWLAIS Ntw SCHOOLROOMS.—A grand concert was given at the above rooms on Saturday evening last, by tho Merthyr Giee Party, together with the Dowlais No. 1 and 2 temperance choirs. The principal soloists were Mrs. Harries, Miss Francis, Miss Gedrych, Mr. W. Jones, Mr. W. Davies, and Mr. R. Rees. The four part song, Com- rades in Arms," by Adam, was sung very effectively by the Merthyr Glee Party. The song, Warblmgs at eve by B. Richards, was given in good voice, and with much taste by Miss Francis. Mr. W. Davies acquitted himself well in the singing of the song" Liquid gem." The land of my birth," by C D. Lewis, (Cerddor Gwalia,) was well rendered by Mr. W. Jones. This gentleman was in good voice, and sang with great animation. He was encored by the audience. The glee From Oberon" and the chorus Just before the Battle" were exceedingly well rendered by the No. 1 Choir. The proceeds were to be devoted to- wards the education of Miss Francis, who is now the rising star" in the Principality. We are sorry to say that the house was not nearly full. SHOP IMPROVTMENrs.— Recently, some very useful and valuable improvements have been made at tbe Jewellery establishment of Mr. J. D. Williams, Hiah Street, by Mr. F. Sage. of 11, Hatton Garden, Loudon, one of the best show case manufacturers in that extensive city. A new window arraneemr-nt has been made in front of the shop, and there have been placed there various stands lor the exposing of Jewellery, of a modern and novel design, and which appear to be excellently finished, and very wed adapted for the exhibition ot this elass of goods. The firm ot which Mr. Saae is the principal, make tuis description ot business their special study, and owin^- to the c.instru tion of their work the goods are pro- tected from being injured either by dust or atmospheric in- fluences. The work at Mr. Williams's shop was completed on last Wednesday, and a trial was immediately made of the utility ot the constiucsion. A coiuparttn nt, holding 2t cubic teet ot air, was selected for the test, and into it were put four lighted candles, the compartment being then closed. In the space ot 22 minutes thece candles were extinguished, owing to the rapid consumption ot the entire quantity of oxygen gas. Of course, as a rule, we should prefer, where practicable, the employment of local tradesmen in all local im- provements, but then it is not every locality that can give experience to men in certain classes ot work and this is especially the case in this instance, for Mr. Sage is beyond cotnpe itinn in bis trade, as he makes this branch to which we refer his sole study. MERTHYR UNITY PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION.—The quarterly meeting of the Merthyr district of this flourish- ing society was held on Saturday last at the Welsh Harp, Aberdare. There were in attendance 21 delegates repre- senting the lodges, and the officers of the district, and several other members. The meeting throughout was a most unanimous one. Several large sums of money had been paid during the last quarter, but the funds had in- creased considerably. The chair was occupied by the G.M. of the District, James Rogers, and the vice-chair by D.G.M., John Elwards. Several important matters con- nected with the order were ptoposed and adopted. Two applications for opening new longes were adopted—one at Cefncoed-y-Cymer, and the other at Ystrad. It was also arranged that the district form an excursion to Raglan Castle the first Monday in August, whon the institution intend holding their A.M.C. It was also arranged that the gold watch and chain, which has been procured to the value of thirty five guineas be presented to Mr. J. Beynon, of the Welsh Harp, Aberdare, P.GM. of the order, for his energetic services to the society. We are given to un- derstand that the Rev. Dr. Price, Aberdare, and other gentlemen are to be initiated at the Castle at the same time. After the business was over the delegates and others, amounting to 36, partook of a dinner well provided by the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. Beynon. THE SOUTH WALES IRoN TRADES.—The rapture of the peace of Europe in Germany is likely to be more disas- trously felt in the manufacturing districts of Great Britain than many people anticipate. Italy and some of the German States are our best customers, and any depaiture from the peaceful pur- suits which latterly characterised the people of those States is sure sooner or later to make itself felt in England. It was hardly thought, however, that the evil consequences of an European war would so soon develope themselves. The falling off in orders within the last week or two has been alarmingly great. In most of the large eatafelish- ments of Monmouthshire and South Wales the demand, which a month ago was more than brisk, is now reduced to almost nothing. A month ago there was a general ap- prehension throughout these districts that the continual drain of emigration would produce an inconvenient scarcity of hands. The case is now altered—the position of things reversed. AVe have reason to believe that some of the iron-works orders are so scarce that the discharge of work- men was already commenced, and at one establishment; which in ordinary times employs about 5,000 hands, there is not a single order worth mentioning on the books. At this place the proprietors have already commenced stack- ing, which means reduced labour, and by-and-by reduced wages- It is impossible to say when a turn for the better-, may take place but the probability is that trale in South. Wales will continue in a languishing state, to say the least, for the whole period of the war. Iron-masters and coal- owners feel especially solicitous about the attitude which may be assumed by the French Emperor, as they believe that a departure from a strict neutrality by that potentate will immeasurably aggrevate the conflict by giving other powers a pretext for intervention, and so make matters worse for them. At this inopportune period, the colliers of the Rhondda Valley have determined to strike for an advance of wages. A few weeks ago the men sent in their request for an advance, and the masters thereupon con- vened a meeting and formed themselves into an associa- tion to resist the demand. Indeed an opinion was freely expressed that if the present state of things continues they will have no alternative but to reduce the wages now paid to the men. The decision to resist the application for an advance was communicated to the men last week, and the latter have responded by a general notice to leave the works in a month unless a settlement can be previously arrived at. We hope some satisfactory arrangement will be made. The masters, however can concede nothing. The only thing to be done is for the men to withdraw their notice, and rest and be thankful that things are not worse than they are. The prospect before them is by no means to be contemplated with satisfaction.—Times. REMARKABLE COMMERCIAL SUCCESS OF A MERTHYK RESIDENT. —We, this week, have the very great pleasure of recording one of the most remarkable incidents of commer- cial success that has ever come under our notice, and our joy isenhanced by the welcome fact that the incident is specially connected with a former resident of this town. We sup- pose almost every one of our readers will remember Mr. James Davies, formerly employed in the drawing office of the Plymouth works. He is brother of Mrs. Montgomery, of the Bell Inn, where he also resided. The in- habitants of Merthyr well know him as a most industrious, shrewd, clever, and respectable man, and, as such they res- pected him. However, as Mr. Davies had a young and numerous family, and as his prospects here were not the highest, he believed it would be well for him to emigrate to New Zealand. He did so about twelve years ago. Having a knowledge of engineering he there engaged as a railway contractor, and fortune favoured him so well that he has just now been able to retire from business, after having amassed an ample fortune amounting to £25,000 sterling. Mr. Davies has also purchased an estate there or, as it is called in the colony, a "sheep run"—containing 23.000 acres. This he has well stocked with 7,000 sheep, from 60 to 70 horses, and about an equal numlier of cattle. We need not tell our readers that, in New Zealand, the sheep trade is, R8 yet, the most lucrative, for, on account of the great paucity of manual iabouiers, it is the most advanta- geous kind of business into whici the people of that country cau enter. Those sheep, too, are extre uely prolific, and, in one year, they more thau double their stock. The wo II. alone, of the sheep is worth about live or six shillings, and from these few statistics our readers may be able to form some idea of the immense value of a large herd of sheep in New Zealand. At present Mr. Davies resides at Invercargill, a settlement situated in the interior, a con- siderable distance from Auckland. Whilst we are much interested|to hear of this wonderful success of our distant fel- low townsmen, we are still more pleased to hear that, in the midst tf his applause, Mr. Davies still cherishes the remem- brance of some of the friends and companions of his youth in Merthyr, to whom he has recently sent some valuable presents. We understand that Mr. Davies will shortly pay a visit to this. his old home, and we ¡1,re sure many will give him a cordial welcome. Perhaps, a^ there might be some who would take advantage of his advice, and return with him to the country of his adoption and t „ oene of his good fortune. We do not encourage emigration, but we think that while there exists a country where there are so many excellent opportunities for the active, strong, steady man, it is idle to remain here at home, where the c ombatants for fortune are already much too numerous.
BIRTHS. On Sunday last, at Upper Thomas-street, Mjrthyr, the wife of Mr. W. Davies, of the West of England Bank, Merthyr, of a son. On Sunday last, at High-street, Merthyr, the wife of Mr. W. T. Griffiths, ironmonger, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 18th inst., at Wesley chapel, Merthyr, by the Rev. Mr. Beard, Mr. George Grattan, of Aberdare, to Miss Eleanor Williams, of the same place. On the 19th inst., at Llanblithian, by the Rev. Thos. Edmonds, M.A., vicar, Mr. Walter Smyth, chemist, Merthyr, to Mary Annie, second daughter of Mr. J. Moagan, Belgrave House, Grossmont —No cards. June 26, at Mitcheldean, in the county of Gloucester, by the Rector, the Rev. Charles Dighton, with the assistance of the Rev. R. G. Hurle, John Irving. Esq., of Blenheim House, Lea. in the same county, to Mary, youngest daugh- ter of Joseph A bell, Esq., late surgeon of the 60th, the King's Royal Rifle Corps. June 26, at St. John's Church, Aberdare, Mr. William Jones, of Merthyr. to M Ø8 Margaret David, second daughter of the late Mr. Morgan William David, of Aber- aman Uchaf farm. DEATH. On Sunday last. June 2 tll. Thomas Williams, grand-son ot Jabez Thomas, E>q., Porth House, at that place* acedt 11 years. On the 25th inst., at Carmarthen, after a short illness, Mr. Isaac W. White, agell 54. Deceased was well known in this district, and both here and at Cartnattben was univer- _11_ '.AI -•—•
REYMISEY AJSD PONTLOTTYK THE RHTMNEY RAILWAY BILL.—On Monday the pream- ble of this bill was proved before a select committee of the House of Commons. It is a bill to name £90,000 by shares, and JE300,000 by loan. Some of the concessions sought for by the Cardiff Local Board of Health, in regard to bridges within the district hav e been granted. KHYMNEY AKT UNION PRIZE DRAWING.—A committee has now been formed, consisting of one hundred persons, and among whom are included the leading tradesmen and others of this with a view to obtain funds for educa- tional p\1rpnS"8 in the upper parI; of .J$hymn..y. J.t is '1n- tended to offer prizes to the value of £2UO, the particulars .of which appear in our advertizing columns. A DARING SWINDLER.—On Thursday morning last a. man, having the appearance of a showman, called at Mr. Griffiths', diaper, 'i wyncarno and asked whether he coulu get two pounds in goid for two pounds in silver. Mr. Griffiths having complied with the request, the person then desired another favour, and that was to change the two sovereigns into half-sovereigns. In doing this the fellow darted one of the sovereigns rapidly into the cash-box, and, by manoeuvring, he seems to have placed the others into his coat sleeve. r. Griffiths at once laid hold of the man's arm, aud after a little struggle the concealed coin dropped to the floor. The fellow at once decamped, minus bis silver. Mr. Griffiths having a few moments previously ob- served Supt. Fowler passing bis window, sent for him but the wizard was uoti est. It is to be hoped that this will serve all a caution to tradesmen, when fellows of this cha- racter call at their shops to be accommodated with change. .From inquiry with our police, a person answering to the ^'etiCr'tlUa »'Ven by Griffiths has been at Tredegar, en- deavouring to procure change in shops. HOUSED.—On Sunday night when three horses which were at a late hour that night in a field at Twyu, 'Carno, when sought for the next morning were not to be found and the impression of the owners was that they had been stolen. Our police have been every day .'n the alert, endeavouring to discover their whereabouts. On Friday P.S. Richards came across their path, near the Plymouth Works, below Merthyr, and returned in the course of the evening with his prisoners, himself on a borrowed horse, and deiivered them over, not to the tender mercies of the *w, out io the owners, who were only too glad to receive their lost property. SION CONGREGATIONAL CHAPEL.— This chapel is now completed, having been in hand during the past twelve rnonths. When the speeitications were drawn out by Mr. Price, the builder, it was the intention of the chapel com- i-tttittee to have had it completed in four months. But as ut lS in the nature of committees connected with chapels, V> \well as other movements, to alter and re-alter everything tL^ey touch, and continually to suggest, probably for the better; so the particulars embodied in the original specifi- cations have been so modified, that now the chapel, as finish \:1.1, suid that which was at firft contracted for, resem- bles, IL* some respects, a bill passing through a parliamen- tary committee—that the original aud the final appear as two very different things. Air. Davies has finished this chapel in a maimer that reflects credit on his skill as a builder. The wails have been raised two feet, and the ceil- ing is boarded, stained, and varnished. The centre-piece is thirty feet in circumference, which is very tastefully orna- mented and around the walls there is a large cornice in fancy plain work. From the centre-piece is suspended a beautitul star-light. The galleries have been much im- proved—the front ieats in the middle part have been taken away, and hence a lighter appearance is thus given to the chapei, and the front of the gallery has been re-pannelled. The ground floor, which inclined a little at first, is now considerably raised, and is on a level with the entrance and boarded and the structure of the seats has been altered and arranged considerably for the better. A platform oc- cupies the place of the old-fashioned pulpit, and the design and finish of this is everything which implies good taste. The vestibule presents an attractive entrance—the doors Jeadiny to the aisles have patent springs, and the window ■has a variety of stained glass. If this had a mixture of red •and blue with the green, it would have relieved the mono- tonous appearance to the eye, which is invariably the case 'when there is a sameness in the colours. The windows on •each side of the platform are bordered with stained glass; those on the sides have the rough patent in the lower parts, "which will obviate the use of blinds. The front is stuccoed ^d around the door we have two pillasters, and on the in- ^t, a, massive moulding in cement work. The plaistering Apartment was entrusted to Mr. D. Thomas, whose work always takes well in this place. The painting dep rttnent Was given to Mr. Jones, of Merthyr; and the glainiut-r, Particularly of the platform and gallery, which was exe- cuted by ,H r. Poole in his employ, displays considerable ar- *istieal power. The gas lights on the ground floor are .attached to the different sides, and for heating purposes, lhtre are a stove and tire-place, one on each side. The y.entilatiun will, undoubtedly, be very good, and in addi- .lou to the ceiliug, there are proper ventilators in the win- dows. coa(; 0f this now very commodious building will little short of £ li00. The opening services are now defi- nitely fixed to be held on Sunday and Monday, July 15t- and lüth, when several able and popular ministers are exPeeted to preach at the openiug services. d -NEW TREDEGAR.—PRESENTATION MEETING.—On Mon- ay evening last a meeting was held on the green, ln front of the colliery manager's bouse, for the Purpose of presenting Mr. and Mrs. Bum with their por- °1J'> which were painted by Mr. Ross, of .North ales. Mr. Bum has been for two years a resident mana- jst" over the colliery of Messrs. Powell and JJuffryn Coal ]a Piiuy (limited), and has, by his abilities, placed this f°Hiery in good working order. Mi. Bum is now and- avmS this place and going to reside at Aberaman, It act there in the same capacity under the same company. bood*8 thought, by the leading persons of the nei-hbour- well as those employed under Mr. Bum, that a tes- T, *"5* should be given him, and thus publicly to testify .Hy," .i i tlulation in which this gentleman was held in the baud ur^,)ock A stage having been erected, and the °n tK/uunecte(l with the Blackwood Rifle Corps was also P^ees "3»Pot' enlivened the meeting by playing suitable aud i,/i music. At six o'clock the meeting commenced, had ajjg rt>l't of the platform a very large concourse of persons kadini,<d» and seated on the platform we observed the by th<Jc'i?er63tU3 lbe neighbourhood. The chair was taken his Jones (Glagynys), who, in the course of tU<t tUear a, aJld witil considerable good humour, stated aiJd a ij/L t ogether to show kindness to a good man i i°h we u e 'clietjrs) J and, pointing to the portraits u R • u 111 covered, said there they were (loud t^at he lik tec^ their chairman he, the speaker, said nV'nager. Mr p. bee ao mauy Ulen before him and tbeir among bis workmen as one e» u> sr«» 1 trs'" there anyone above the people? • ;-if,4^rJ>ivvas,I10k Glasynys then told us that he a &oi'ui«jif>r .and the-Koo"er thev (laughter). But the chairman wished the audience not to mistake his meaning it was the coal dust and not the people that annoyed him (loud cheers). The people had showed him (the chairman) the greatest kindness, and as a Cymro he was at home with his fellow country- men. Speaking on testimonials, Glasynys stated there were testimonials of a very different nature from the one they were about to present that evening It may happen that a man uses an animal and his neighbours, to test" their kindness and get up a testimonial, another uses his wife and the Chairman thought the best testimonial to such a one was to get another (laughter) But Mr Burns bad made his workmen his friends and this was an emanation of workmen to a kind and benevolent employer (loud cheers). The Rev. Mr Morgan, the Rector of Bedwellty, then addressed the meeting and said he would do his best to discharge the duty that devolved upon him and that was to present these por- trait Re, the speaker, before doing so wished to impress on the meeting that there were two elements essential to the success of our great works and that was capital to em- ploy labour and the right management of it, and it has very often happeneil that a large capital had been expended in many places and through ndsarrangement he (tne speaker) had known rich men becoming poor. But capital under the hands of such men as Mr Bum is turned to good account (cheers) He (the speaker) recollected the time that the old company could not drag along, but Mr Bum had so hus- banded the recources of capital as materially to benefit New Tredegar (cheers). The speaker then alluded to the effort that had been made by Mr Bum to establish a reading room and other means to improve the social condition of the workmen, concluded a very excellent speech. With the presentation of the portraits an address was read by Mr Thomas and also presented which was "The workmen of New Tredegar Colliery and Level, desire most respectfully to solicit your acceptance of these portraits as a token of our regard towards you being fully sensible of the great benifit we have derived both individually as workmen and as a community, the latter being fully shown by the great developement of the mineral resources of this neighbour- hood and for which we are wholly indebted to your able management, and also we appreciate your zealous efforts in establishing a reading room-an institution which we regard so essential for the moral and social enjoyment of the workmen and inhabitants of New Tredegar. We hope that although you will no longer reside among us yet that the tie between us may not be severed, and that although your duties may prevent you giving the same attention to the above places as formerly, still we have every confidence that you will be enabled to keep these works in a progressive prosperity. We therefore trust that you, together with your amiable wife, may long live a life of happiness, and that these gifts may be handed down to your descendants as heirlooms and moirientos of your great abilities, and the esteem in which you were held by the tradesmen and workmen of New Tredegar." This was signed by the Chairman. Mr. Bum then. as he stated, most sincerely returned his thanks and that of Mrs. Bum for this, he would say, unmerited favour bestowed upon him for so short a service. The Chairman in calling on Mr. Holiday to address the meeting, jocularly remarked that he was a woikman, and that if his father had made him a collior he (the chairman) believed he would be a good one. Mr. Holiday said that undoubtedly those who had spoken before him had said the tiuth, but their knowledge of Mr. Bum was of a very different char- acter to the way in which he (the speaker) was connected with him. He thought the best way he could represent Mr. Bum was to place him before the meeting as one who understood underground work. As such, the speaker said, no one had more reason to regret a master leaving a place than he did Mr. Bum. The overman had a fellow work- man, nor could. he (the speaker) call to mind that there was a penny too much spent in improving the underground working. With respect to Mrs. Bum, to use a north country expression, she was a canny body (cheers). The band having played, Mr. Butson, the successor of Mr. Bum was called on to address the meeting, and stated that he felt highly pleased to find his fellow countryman so esteemed among his workman, and it would be his earnest wish to carry on what had been so well begun. A vote of thanks was moved to Mr. J. Thomas for the trouble he had taken in the matter by Dr. Henchley, which was seconded by Mr. Holiday, after which a vote of thanks was given to the chairman, and the band struck up the national anthem. The meeting then closed, and the party adjourned to the dinner, which was prepared under the direction of Miss James, at the Tredegar Arms. Upwards of fifty persons sat down to a sumptuous dinner containing all the good things of the season. After the cloth was removed the usual loyal toasts were given, and the eveiung passed away very pleasantly. EBBW VALE. MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY.—We are pleased to state that a number of the most intelligent young men of this place have commenced a society for the mutual im- provement of the mind. The society is based on the high- est moral principles, and at present it has all the appear- ance of becomiug a flourishing one. Tbe various branches of learning to be introduced will be of the greatest impor- tance, and such as will tend to improve the mind, inform the judgment and, in every respect, fit the members for higher positions in society. All young men of moral cha- racter should embrace this favourable opportunity of becoming members of such a useful institutiou. INQUEST —On Thursday an inquest was held at the Bridge Inn, Pontygof, before W. Brewer, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury, on the body of Edward Parsons, miner, aged 40 years. The evidence given went to show that the deceased was employed as a miner in one of the Gantre pits, when he met with a very 8\rÍ1>UR accident from a fall of rubbish. One of the poor man's legs was so badly smashed that amputation of the broken limb was necessary The operation was performed by Drs. Coates, Liobertham, and Whitworth and it is very probable that the unfortu- nate man would have recovered had he not been injured on other parts of his person, which appears to have hastened his death. The jury, after due deliberation, found a yerdict of "accidental death." TOTAL AnsTINENcE.-On Sunday last a very eloquent discourse on this subject waa delivered in the open air by Mr. JL). Thomas, to a numerous assemblage. Mr. Thomas is an inhabitant of this town, and carries with him great influence. The arguments made use of on Sunday by the worthy advocate of temperance were very powerful and convincing, so that the most prejudiced part of the Father- ing fully concurred with the sentiments addressed, and it is very probable that if lectures of this description were given more frequently, the temperance cause would soon gain its former flourishing state, and be again in full pros- perity. T R. E D E G A R. FATAL ACCIDENTS.—David Jones, 12, of Ebbw Vale, was killed by a fall in his work last week. —An explosion took place in No. 8 pit, Tredegar, one day last week, by which a man named D. Jones was so seriously injured that he died soon after. The inquest will be held in Brecon parish as deceased died in Duke's-town. THEATRE. A wooden structure has been erected in our town, ana was opened on Saturday week under the high sounding title of Prince of Wales Theatre." We arc always happy to see anything come here that wilt afford innocent recreation and amusement for the working classes, and if this theatre will do these we hope we shall often have to notice the doings at the "Prince of Wales Theatre." It appears some of the shareholders in our Tem- perance Hall have a great antipathy to such performances in the hall, aud they will, no doubt, be glad to see this company bringing their own house with them but we are afraid if these companies are allowed to fix their own abodes the shares in the Temperance Hall will soon be at 6d. per dozen. FUNERALS. -The funeral of the late Mr. John Morgan, of the Greyhound Hotel, took place on Tuesday, 19th inst. The procession consisted of nine carriages containing the relatives of deceased, and a few of his most intimate friends who attended by invitation. The masonic craft was re- presented by six of the brethren.-The funeral obsequies of Mr. James Huggins, confectioner, took place on Mouday last at the cemetry, and, in accordance with the wish of his relatives, was stiirtly private. His melancholy and un. timely end cast quite a gloom over the town. He took his usual evening walk on Monday, 18th inst., and not returniug home at his accustomed hour a search was made of all the public places in and around the town, but no one had seen him after nine o'clock, he was then on his way home. He had taken a turn across the tips behind Dr. Hotnfray's, and falling down into a pit wat exposed to the cold drench- ing rain, and was discovered dead by P.O. White about five o'clock on Tuesday morning. Dr. Coates attended and did all that tnelical skill could devise, but deceased never rallied, aud expired on Wednesday. The cause of death was apoplexy. MUSICAL Touu.— Mr. Frost, the celebrated harpist, gave a series of four concerts in Pembrokeshire last week. He was assisted by Miss Walters, Tredegar. Miss Evans, Handovery, Messrs. M. Davies, and B. George, Mr. Lewis (Llew Llwyfo), and daughter, and Mr. Caird as pianist. The concerts were given at Zion. Hill chapel. Spittal, at Haverfordwest, Milford, and Pater. Mr. ircist created quite a jurorc by his splendid performances on the harp at Haverfordwest, where he was obliged to play five solos, Mr. Davies and Mr. George also commanded general approbation; the same may be said of Miss Walters, Evans, and Lewis, and whereallgaveequalsatisfac. tion it would be inavidious to particularize. Llew Llwyfo won golden favours by his excellent rendering of some fane dramatics songs of Mendelssohn, &c., whose excellent man- ipulation on the piano gave universal satisfaction. Mr. Caird played several duets with Mr. Frost, and Mr. Hard- ing, a celebrated cornet soloist. Altogether the series was a complete success in a musical sense. Colonel Greviile was the patron at Milford, and the assembly room of the Lord Nelson was tilled to over-flowing by a full-dress audience. Some very agreeable evenings were spent at Hooke and Scolton farms, and the performers had the pleasure of a trip on Milford Haven in a private yacnt. 1 he same party have been solicited to visit Milford once more during their season, and we learn that a tour is arranged for a week in August. _————.—————
??: All arp standing up-right on the side of the hills, and aQxious faces peer towards the waters. Ecce f the boats are off — "Down with ■umbrellas"—"off hats" snout out the excited multitudes, and as those orders are ceremoniously obeyed we can get a glympse of the conten- ding boats pulling briskly towards their gaol Horresco referem we must pass over the struggles in this the first race. The result will be seen below and, sufficient be it for us to say that as the crise approached it was quite evi- dent a distant crew was going to run away with our prize. O Pentywn thou wer't beaten on thy own ground O Cardiff J may thou be—hold we must restrain our pen Cardiff won, and—Pentwyn lost But —the pcrfervidum tngenium of the crowd showed itself here to a most vexa- tious extent! They applauded the winner to the echo, and the Pentwyn folk cheered their own defeat. Laesio majestatis Once more a stir is visible on the fane of the waters. The boats—which were before keeping out of the way 01 the run- ners-now paddle about, some towards the "Wnninyr post," others—wherever they wished A stir, too, is evident around the lak. rue occupants ot the ditierent tents seat thellls"¡veS quietI V once more, and proceed to discuss their 101 IHIII, sliees ot bread, tempting glasses of golden sherry, and the events ot the race just over. The people IIP- low, al*o, ru b towards the shade?, and some country folk, Put ing paper parcels from their capacious po kets, soon display a most approved facility lor" wung-iug" strong bed and llread, and pertiaps, tat bacon an 1 new rat-rs Here. again, the young man who has brought out his "Iady" with him, draws her gently towards the shady seat, and re- freshes her with a repast ot sweet cakes, sherry wine, and- soft words But after a short time, the announcement again goes forth that the m xt race is approaching, and then all bid adiru to the rents, the grlls-y seats, and the cold beef aud ham, and concentrate their attention once more on the water below. This is a four-oared race (the two new boats at Pentwyn to run, and it was open to all comers). The prize was four silver cups, value £2 each, and gold oar ti «oxwaiti,or single cup, raluc £8, according to the winner's d-sire. The entrance tee was lUs. Five LOlts competed, but. at the very commencement the bow oar ot Mr. Oawshay's boat was smashed, and the crtw had to rest and b" thankful." The other boats, however, pulled up tid all w..s made light. again, and then away the five set at a rartlina pace. The rowiug ot some had certainly much room for improvement and it vvtis q -lite evid-nt th n. Air. L. Atkins's crew was far superior to the others. Tlieir boat (blu; and wh.te) won the first heat, and tlie crew were lustily cheered. In th seeoid heat the Iri.«h crew, whose boat carried the naiional colours ot the Emerald Lie, were disqualified for not being "up to the scratch" in proper time. Th" Cardiff new, however, proved tuo muca tor their opponellls in this rate, and they carried oft till: prize. Again, an almost total desertion ot the "heath;" again prospers the busim s* ot the tents, j>i< s," and shouting-cilleries; again the amorous youmr ttents whisper "words ot luve" to their fair iiiunao, aginu the waters, of the reservoir are left to the mercy of those amateurs who ply about in the few hired little boats they can procure. But, once more those sports are abandoned for the view uf the exciting race, the third eveut being now about to come otf. This also a four oared race for a prize of four silver cups value £2 each, or a single cup value i8, and a gold oar to the coxwain. The competition for this prize was limited to persons resi- ding within ten miles of Pentwyn Reservoir, the eutran ne fee beillg 10". Five boats also tried heats for this prize, which was at length carried away by the Cyfartha boat, of which Mr J. Rogers was coxwain. [n the Fourth Race, a sculler's match for a prize value £4, three out riggers ran, Mr Atkins's Violet being the winner. Mr Atkins was very energetic during the day, and so was Mr W. T. Cra.wshay in his capacity as starter. The umpire was Captain Jones, Harbour Master at Cardiff. But, as the fourth race closed the shades of evening were about to fall, ere most of the people began to scuttle off the field, and we joined them. But, when the station was reached, what a purgatory we had to undergo and the train took us off. The people crowded in on the platform with alarming rapidity, and amid the shoving of the men and the screams of the ladies, there was every likelihood of a long wait eer the Merthyr train was ready for start- ing, at length, we poked ourselves into a second class carriage, and after protesting to several that the place was full, we were sent off, and soon afterwards found ourselves at Pant Here we got on the 'bus, but as there was rather too much of a crowd Oil that vehicle, and one of the wheels showed a tendency to smash, we bundled ourselves down in order to escape being spilt. l'hen, after a long tiresome, dusty walk we found ourselves in Mertiiyr, and there we began to caw" over the proceedings of the day. As far as a lirst attempt is concerned there is no doubt the regatta promises to he a success, but we trust when it is repeated next year the promoters will have better means of affording accommodation to those who visit it. As an instance of the numoers who attended it we may mention that about 4,600 tickets were sold at the Pant station pre- vious to the half-past two o clock train to the Reservoir. The police force on the ground consisted of members of the Glamorganshire and Breconshire constabularies, and under the efficient command of Superintendent Price, they- maintained comparatively good order throughout the day. We are sorry to notice that swimming matches were encou- raged, and we ùo nJt tuillk it was strictly in accordance wita morality for^fuil-grown men to be allowed to appear naked before so large au assembly. However, in conclu- sion, we must cry, vice le liegatta!