ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hall, on Satur- day, before A. B. Starbuck, Esq S. Harford, Esq; J. P. Jones, Esq J, M. Jones, Esq, and Itev P. Phelps. NON-REPAIR OF HIGHWAY. John Detvies, surveyor of highways, was summoned fay Edward Bartlett, farmer, for non-repair of a highway "Sear Rogerston. This case had been adjourned from a previous session. Mr J. M. Jones, who at the request of the Bench, kad inspected the road, stated that he was of opinion that the road was out of repair, and be bad told the defendant of it. Some of the stones would not go through jbe'guage. The reason given why the work bad not (leen done was that workmen were scarce in consequence the requirements of the harvest, and one man wanted ^1 a week to work on the road Thle Bench granted the defendant another fortnight to repair the road. MILFOIU) IMPROVEMENT COMMISSIONERS. ,.r C. James, solicitor, appeared in support of an application made by the lenders of a sum of about £ 7000 to the Milford Commissioners, for the appointment of a receiver, the arrears of principal and interest of the Mortgage not having been paid. Mr Marriott appeared for the Commissioners. Mr James called Mr F. Wehnert who deposed that he was Chairman Of the Milford Improvement Commissioners. The drears of interest due up to the 17th of July amounted to je2og 138 4d, f, r which a cheque had .been made out Ilnd tendered. The cheque had been tendered since the Proceedings were taken. The principal had not been Paid off, but the Commissioners had been negociating *lth that view, and were expecting from veek to week 0 Pay off the money. In the meantime, a cheque was eaaered for nine raonth^ interest to the 17th,of July. ,n answer to Mr Marriott, the witness stated that the Merest was only due half yearly, and the sum actually ;Ue by the terms of the mortgage was a half-yeat'c Merest, amounting to £ 172 3d 6d. Mr Marriott, on behalf of the Commissioners, con- i?sd(jd that upon the form Of the notice served upon the ^1^missioners there could be no arrears of interest the 2nd of July. The notice was served upon the of January, and it required the money to be paid at expiration of six months from that date, which would expiration of six months from that date, which would he \ne 2nd of July. He also submitted that no notice had jjee/i given of any interest that w^s in arrear. When was given there was a half year's interest due, (Vch was paid before the notice expired, so that the jfj ^missioners had no notice at all of any arrears of new j, ^fest. Mr Marriott stated that it would be a great te ^ship upon the Commissioners and the ratepayers if a f ^'ver were appointed. The matter was now fur some feft8on or other pressed peremptorily. There was, he |i"'»ery sorry to say, some feeling in the matter, but if Commissioners had offended that was no reason why Ratepayers should suffer, W »0le discussion took place on the points of law raised J Mr Marriott, and ultimately the Bench adjpurned the *se for a fortnight, when their decision will be given. CHARGE OF STEALING FURNITURE, &C. nomas James was charged with stealing two chairs, 4e saw, two mattocks, and other articles, the property J flenry Lewis; and Mary J the wile of the accused, also charged with stealing onions. ftr Price appeared for the accused. The complainant stated that be had been in Glamo-r- l^'shire. On his return home, he found his house ripped of everything, and he had no bed to lie on. answer to Mr Price, the complainant .said that bis a're was a sister of the male defendant. The things in p house belonged to his wife when be married her. He V* "ot give her permission to hand over the key of the to 1,er brother. ■M .r Price stated that he had letters from the com- f^ani's wife which proved that she told the defendant tafee the things. The complainant's wife had been ill- ^ted by him, and she believing that the goods which j^u&d possessed before marriage were still hers, had told lV Mother to take possession of them. The accused K- done so, and refused to give them up. He (Mr mP had told him that he l.'ad D0 Iegal riSht the tL the complainant's wife had no- power to give ^and he was now prepared to give them up. There intention to 6teal them, and the complainant he came home slept in the room where the chairs Bench said the complainant had come to the c8 Court, and dismissed the case. t WILFULLY DAMAGING GRASS: ttk"'t hnhins wasi charged with wilfully damaging 14 th the property of Mr W. Rees, at Broad Haven. Crymea James appeared for the complainant. tK^a ^enkins deposed that on the 28th of June she defendant plucking the grass in a field belonging r «ees. He gathered a bugful, and placed it in his 1, qrt Jenkins gave similiar testimony. ^!iee defendant said the case was concocted by the ^hpSe^' had an 511 *eelinS tow,ard3 him- iNsh Beach fined the defendant Is and costs over Tk*6 value °f grass, which was set down at total sum amounted to £ 1 0s lid. j 4r4 ASSAULT. Lowells was charged with assaulting Mary t ^(^^Qdant was fined Is and costs. jMly .f illips was charged with assaulting Margaret *an8» aged six years, the daughter of the com- h 6 d V* Prece(ftn8 case. 'Qd. efendant was lined 6d aDd coats, amounting to
TENBY. In the list or successful candidates at tbe htp pre- j liminary examination of law students, held at Birming- ham, was the name of William Henry Biwyer, youngest son of the late John Bowers, Esq, of Tenb'y. REPRESENTATION OF PEMBROKE.—Mr Meyrick ac- companied by upwards of twenty gentlemen canvassed Tenby last week, where be was most favourablv re- ceived, and a large number of promises made to vote for him at the forthcoming election. No doubt is here entertained of his success. AN ENTERTAINMENT in connection with the Teetotal movement came off at the Roval Assembly Rooms, on Friday the 30th ult., when the following humorous selections were enacted 'The Election Scene.' 'Never too late to mend," The Elocution Class,' 'The Council of Wil I-, and I the Trial of Ruinall.' Several songs were also sung during the entertainment. The various parts were filled by young men of the town and were got through with great credit before a crowded audience. The steam packets Velindru and Prince of Wales arrived at Tenby last week with a party of excursionists from Ilfracombe. They brought over with them an excellent brass band which performed several operatic selections, admirably affording a marked contrast to the miserable apology for a band at present in Tenby. It is only to e hoped that another year this band, or one as good, will be engaged and thus prove an attraction to visitors of the town. After spending the greater part of the day at Tenby, the party re-embarked highly pleased with their trip. One day last week three men were discovered in an apple tree near the village of Saundersfoot, belpins them- selves. The police were sent for, and an exciting chase commenced. P.C. Chaplin with plaiseworthy zeal followed close on the track: the pursuit became hot: the apple men skirted the sands, crossed the pier, jumped into a boat, and pulled off. The police, however, after beiri, reinforced by his sergeant and another policeman bided their time, and when they returned in the boat, qui»t!y nabbed them. The owner of the apples, however, de. clined to give the men into charge, SAUNDERSFOOT.—The annual Sunday School feasjs to the children of various denominations came off within the last few days—On Friday, the 24th ult, the children of the Church schools were regaled by C. Mathias, Esq, of Coedratb, with cake and tea, on the grounds in front ot his house, the children and teachers numbering between one and two hundred. After partaking of the good things they further enjoyed themselves in dancing to th ir hearts' content, fiddles being provided for the occasion. On the following Monday, the children in connection with thelndependentfctiooihatj their feast, in a field belonging to the minister, the Rev David Mathi is. Tea being o"er, rustic games became the order o' the day races, jumping, kiss in the ring," and dancing for "d the staple amusements till iiigiit put an end to the 'U'I. The same day the children of the Baptist Sunday School were taken to Amroth, where they enjoy d themselves most heartily both with the good things provided and sports and games. TENBY IRON PIER. It is well-known how much the prosperity of Tenby is dependent on strangers for their custom, but it is not generally acknowledged thas for many of our public Works, we are also indebted to strangers for instance, our Railway, and now again for an Iron Pier. The Company for building the Tenby Iron Pier has been in- corporated, and the necessary Parliamentary powers to levy tolls, &c, obtained. The Corporation, seeing the importance of the Pier as an attractive promenade for visitors, and "hat it would enable several additional steamers weekly to call, and thus materially promote the improvement of the trade of the town, liberally came forward, and let the land re- quired for the approach at a nominal rent of one pound a year, so that the company start with the unu-sual advantages of having obtained their bill at a triffhjg ex- pense, and the site all but given. Iron Piers generally pay as the working expenses and maintenance are small from five to twenty per cent, and here, from the small capital required, and the rapid pro- gress the town is making as a watering place, the shares must prove a pn Stable invesfBsent. The following par- ticulars we have taken from the preliminary pro- spectus It is intended to make a terraced road approach, from the life-boat house, along the base of the cliffs of the Castle Hill, to the angle of the rock adjacent to St. Catherine's Island. From this point, the Iron Pier will run out 4010 feet into the open sear in an easterly direc- tion, leaving St. Catherine's Island to the south— deepest water being obtained here with the shortest length of pier. The entire work will form an ageeablie, level esplanade, nearly 1,000 feet long, for protnenaders, for whose con- venience it will be especially arranged with close boarded deck and sides, and continuous seats. The pier-head will be provided with stairs, and three lower landing decks, and will also have a band house. From estimates of cost made and submitted to con- tractors willing to undertake the work, it is found that including all Parliamentary and incidental expenses, the total capital required will be under £ 10,Q€§. Special provision will be made that goods traffic snail not incon- venience the promenaders. The Pier will enable the Bristol and Liverpool steamers to call regularly at Tenby, and will probably be the means of inducing a steamer to run to and from Ilfraoombe, and other places on the North Devonshire coast. Its importance to yachting and boating interests need not be dwelt upon it wpuld also afford means of getting the life-boat cff in the heaviest sea. The working expenses and maintenance of iron piers are very small, their chief and most certain revenue being derived from the toll of one penny per head from promenaders. The present harbour pier, which is inac- cessible except at nearly high water, and withaut any promenade toll, earns about £ 260 a year, principally from two visits of a steamer per week during the sum- mer months, and one in winter. Some idea may be formed from this how large the revenue would be from a pier always accessible to steamers, and combining the attraction of a promenade. To local subscribers, however, the benefits of a pier are not limited to actual profi s. A pier increases the attraction of a watering-place to an extent difficult to over-estimate, and thus promotes the prosperity of all classes of the inhabitants. The directors would gladly see a large preponderance of the capital in the bands of local subscribers, who will then chiefly be interested in the good management of the undertaking.' We hope the Directors will issiu life tickets for ad- mission to the pier, as we think many residents—ladies especially—would prefer that form of contributing to a desirable local improvement. The engineer, Mr Grover, is expected to arrive to- morrow to complete his arrangements. We hope speedily to see the works commenced.
CARMARTHEN. CARMARTHENSHIRE lilFLE ASSOCIATION. Winners of the All Comers' Prize, value £100. divided into 2"> prizes—1st prize. £ 2^ 2nd ditto, £ 15; 3rd ditto; XIO; 4th to 6tli, 95 7th to 9th, £ 4; lUth to 12th, £ 3; 13th to 18th, £ 2, -19th to 2o:h, £ 1. FRlZE. POINTS. 1 Sergt.-Instructor John Ross, Penally. 44 2 Ensign Williams, 4th Glamorgan 43 3 Private Williams, 4th Glamorgan 42 4 Private Thomas Evans.istCarmartben. 42 5 Lieut. J. Thomas, 1st Carmarthen 41 6 Corporal Francis, 7th Monmouth 41 7 Private Hillier, 2nd Carmarthen 40 8 Private T. Marvelly, 3rd Glamorgan. 40 9 Private N. Tobin Buib, Bristol 40 10 Private Thomas Jones, 6th Carmarthen. 39 H Col.-Sergt. Jones, 6th Carmarthen 38 12 Private John Jones, 2nd Carmarthen 38 13 Sergt. Owen Richards, 1st Carmarthen 37 14 Sergt. Walter Jenkins, 2nd Carmarthen 37 15 Col-Sergt. T. Williams, 2nd Carmarthen 37 16 Quarter-Master Bentley, 5th Carmarthen 37 17 Private D. Phillips, lbt Haverfordwest. 37 111 L-Corp. S. Thompson, 1st Haverfordwest 37 19 Lieut. Jaines Buckley. 5th Carmarthen. 36 20 Sergt. E. G. Williams 3rd Glamorgan. 36 21 Lieut. T. Thomas, London Rifle Brigade 36 22 Corp James Lockyer, 2nd Carmarthen. 36 23 Private D. P. Davies, 1st Haverfordwest 36 24 Plivate Ebcnezer Morria, 1st Carmarthen 36 25 Private J, A. Jones, 5th Carmarthen. 36
PEMBROKE-DOCK. EXCURSION. -A large excursion arrived here frnm Llanelly, Swansea, &c., on Saturday, returning in the evening. CUICKET. — On Saturday the return cricket match between the officers of the garrison and the town club was played upon the military cricket ground, Llanion. The officers went in first, and scored 178 the town went in and scored 64; the officers therefore won this second vict ory, in one innings, with 71 runs to spare. It is only just to say that three of the best of the town club, were unavoidably absent two of them being good bowlers. The club provident the luncheon, which was ably supplied by Mrs Jenkins, of the Victoria Hotel.
PENDRAGON'S BIOTEIVE is certainly the best remedy known for CONSUMPTION, ASTHMA, COUGHS, BRONCHITIS, and all diseases of the Chest, and Lungs and is invaluable in cases of Debility. Sold by Chemists, and wholesale only of Pearce & Co., Bridge Street, Bristol. HOLLOWAY'S TILLS.—For Indigestion, Stomach, and Liver Complaints—Persons suffering from any derange- ment of the livrr, stomach. or 'he oreans of digestion should have recourse to Holloway's Pills, as there is no medicine known that acts on these pallicular complaints with such certain success. They strengthen the tone of the stomach, increase the appetite, purify the blood, and correct depraved secretions. In bowel complaints, they remove all morbid humours, and soon restore the patient to sound health nervous or sick headaches, and depres- sion of spirits may be speedily removed by these Pills. They are composed of rare balsams, without the admix- ture of a grain of mercurv or any noxious substance, and arc as safe aa they are efficacious. INTERESTING TO LADIES.—AL this season of the year, the important process of bleaching and dressing Laces and L'.ririiS for Spring and Summer wear commences, we would therefore particularly call the attention of onr fair readers to the GLEKFIELD STARCH, an article 01 primary importance in the getting up uf these m tides The GLENFIELD STAKCTI is specially manufactured fo, family use, and such is its excellence that it is now exclusively used in the Royal Laundry, and Her Maj- esty's Laundress pronounces it to be the finest Starch she ever used. Her Majesty's Lace Dresser says it is the best she has tried, and it was awarded two Prize Medals for its superiority. The GLENFIELD STARCH iq So'd in packets only, by an Grocers, Chandlers &e.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS Net>.ee,> Births, Marriage*, and Deaths, should be sent to us in Manuscript, properly authenticated. We cannot, under- take to -search other papers for these announcements, whicn are fre ineiuly found <> 1>9 iaeorrecti> printed, or turr ou' o e mi true. MARRIAGES. On the 14-th instant, at Christchurch, Carnarvon, by the Rev. J. C. Vincent, M.A., vicar, 1'. Townsed Stokes, Esq., of Pembroke, to Emma, youngest daughter of Owen Jones, Et-q., Castle Square, Carnarvon.
CORRESPONDENCE. We do not. consider ourselves responsible for the opinions and sentiments of our Correspondents SIR, Your correspondent from Begeily omitted to state that the members of the Begeily Benefit Society attended church on the morning of St. James's day, where they were addressed by the Rev J. E. Prothero, who dined with them after service. Your obedient servant, ACCURATE. Aug. 5th, 1868. Sm,—Wi)) you kindly insert the following letter? In your impression of the 5th inst, in the case of Fran 'is Stephens, Pembroke Dock he was charged with drunk and riotous conduct, &c. In the evidence it is ( stated that a soldier was 'beiuij knocked about by civilians at the Milford Arms.' I bvg to, say that nothing of the Kind happened in my lwusH at any time, and whoever sent you the report to that (fleet must have made a mis- take. By inserting this letter, contradicting that state- ment, you will set at rist, the erroneous impression that has gone abroad to the injury of my house. 1" am. Sir, Your obedient servant, WILL.7AM NICHOLAS Milford Arms Inn, Pembroke Dock. SIR-— I am one of Mr John Bright'a unwashed 'residuum' who have been enfranchised by those ras- cally Tones,' but ? was nearly frightened ont of rffy propriety to-day by a visit from 'The Hon. Col. Edwarde?,' who came to solicit my vote and interest at the forth- coming election for Haverfordwest and the contributory Boroughs; he holdiy walked into my house without waiting for a formal invitation to enter, as though he were walking into a barrack-room, and (without taking the trouble to remove a cigar, which be was smoking, from his mou(h) at once came to busmes, saying, Will ver tive meycr vote? Pm come to ax yer,' (very elegant language from a Honourable, is it not.) I at once told him he would have neither the one nor the other. Now, Sir, if we are a weexp(-Ct, aca-titnelike tliis, to be asked for our votes in a manner becoming gentle- men, and I could not but contrast the Honourable' Colonel's manner of asking for it with the manner of Mr Pitman who asked me for my vote as though be were asking for something worth having. I certainly wish the latter gentleman every success, both for his principles and for his civility. A WORKING MAS. Haverfordwest, August 6th, 186S.
LIABILITY OF INSKEEFBIIS.—At the Manchester Assiaes Mr Slater, a bleacher, brought nn action to recover £}7, and the value of a diamond ring, against the Chester Queen Railway Hotel Company. On the 5th May the plaintiff, with a companion named A ins worth, attended Chester Races. They did not arri-vo at the hotel till late, and were obliged to occupy the same bed. After supper they went to the subscription-rooms for a short time,, and returned to the hotel about one o'clock, when they im- mediately went upstairs. Before the plaintiff went to bed he put his money, amounting to £ 17 in gold, and a diamond ring for which he had given £5.0, into the left- hand pocket of his trousers, which he placed on a chii-r near the door. Mr Ainsworth put his money into his trousers pocket, and bolted the door before he got into bed. In the morning they found that the door was open, and that the trousers had been disarranged &).d the money and diamond ring stolen. They examined the door, and found that the bolt did not go into the socket, but slipped below it. On the manageress being called, she ridiculed the idea of there being a robbery, and in- sulted the prosecutor.. For the defence it was urged that the prosecutor must have been robbed before coming to the hotel, and it was stated that the bolt was in a work- ing condition. The learned judge, after referring to the flat contradictions, told the jury that as the Act of Par- liament had been exhibited in a public part of the hotel the defendants were not liable for more than XID, for which amount the jury found a verdict. THE BRITISH AR!ilY.-A Parliamentary return shows the numbers, officers and men, serving in the army in the last nine years. In 1859 the number of the regular army—cavalry, infantry, artillery, engineers, sappers, and miners-was 218,447, and the militia, volunteers, and eurolled pensioners brought the total up to 339,124. In-1860 the regular army increased to 228,791, and the large addition to the volunteer force brought the total number np to 462,511. In 1861 the regular army num- bered 227,005, and a further addition to the volunteers brought the total to 483,672. In 1862 the numbers were 215,879 and 512,245; in 1863, 222,688 and 527,211; in 1864, 215,975 and 530,058; in 1865, 213,612 and 523,391; in 1866, 204,614 and 514,680; in 1867, 201,396 regular army and 518,770 total, in- cluding Militia, Volunteers, and enrolled pensioners. The Volunteers were 14 981 in 1859 133.312 in 1860, 176,571 in 1861, 173,318 in 1862, 178,260 in 1863, 186,334 in 1864, 194,430 in 1865, 197,511 in 1866, 204.0?9 in 1867. The distribution of the regular army in 1859, was 66,921 at home 39,566 in the colonies; 111,960 in India-total, 218,447. In 1867, 89,198 at at home; 48,280 in the colonies 63,918 in India- total, 201,399. The amount voted for all these services was £13,532,776 in 1859 £15,356,781 in 1860 £ 16/)03,572 in 1861; £ 16,060,350 in 1862; £15,469,237 in 1863; £ 14.844.088 in 1864; jE14,348,147 in 1865; £ 14,388,472 in 1866,
r THE WESLEYAN CONFERENCES AT LIVERPOOL. 00 Friday morning the applications from circuits for I additional ministers and home missionaries were com- pleted, and several applications bad to be declined for want of funds, much to the regret of the Conference and the disappointment of the people. There is a strong desire to send as many home missionaries to rural districts as possible, in order to counteract the Romanizing teaching to which some Episcopalian churches are now perverted. Although about 70 home missionaries have been appointed by the present Conference. It is the work of these home missionaries to start new centres of religious usefulness, and, in order that they tnav give themselves entirely to this work, they are released from all other church cares. As these new centres grow and strengthen they are gradually merged into regular churches in circuit working. During the past year about seven of these home mis- sionaries' centres have ripened into regular c! rehes. One appointment in the home mission department is out of the ordinary course. A number of Scotch Congre- gationalists at Stewarton, ne..r Ayr, have seceded from their Church and started a Methodist eau-e, and are anxious to accept all the peculiariti s of Methodism. class meetings, included. These people have applied for a home missionary, and after some discussion, in which Revs. H. H. Hollands and C Prest took part, their request was granted. For several years 11 Wesleyan Ministers have been appointed minister to soldiers in tl)a army, of whom there is a large number in Her Majesty's service. These appointments are made to our principal military stations in Great Britain and Ireland. A large number are marched to district parade serve", con- ducted by Wesleyan ministers. These ministerial ap- pointments are duly notified to the Secretary o- State for War, to the Morse Gnards. and are thus officially recognized. The Wesleyan Conference donotrecf-v any payment whatever for these service", nor have they asked for any payment from the Government, though these appointments call for the expenditure of a large annual sum by the Wesloyan Army Committee. A minister has been appointed to Malta, where there are a large number of Wesleyans in both 4u-ane.be* of the service, and the Government have kindly mrrped o pro- vide accommodation for the Worship in Msba. Similar services are also rendered to Marines and seamen in our naval ports. A long conversation arose, led off hy the Rev. B. Hellier, on the of allowing Ii third year's student in the clerical colleges the benefit of a fourth year of study. It is necessary to explain —tbe rute. is that the students in the clerical colleges shal! not there more than three years. This isgeneraliy thought sufficient for the practifa) uses of the ministry, but occasionally a 1 case arises in which there is the promise of very superior scholarship and strong desire for it. To meet these special c.ises the Conference has now determined th f1 t A fourth year of jtndy may be granted to such students a* rh;' college tutors and the Conf"re' c' mnv think would bp benefited ny the arrangement. The proposal was sustained by Dr. Waddy and others, antl it was very evident from the tone of the speakers that the Conference is determined to meet the modern de<nand for superior Bib'ica! scholarship, It is to be hoped that the "tudy of physical science by actual experiment will not be lout of in this new arrangement No class of men suffer more than ministers from lie onesidedoes8 of their studies. Physical science practically pursued as a counteraction to metaphysical audabstractstudiesis necessary to the thorough health of the clerical mind, to say nothing of its balance. The Sabbath Committee brought in their report, and several resolutions arising out of it were discussed and passed by the Conference. The object of thi* Sabbath Committee is to watch and resist all attempts to infringe upon the obligation and aanctiryof the Sabbath Day. Among the speakers were the Iteve. J. W. Thomas, S. Coley, the Irish representative, and others. The her J. Mason bore testimony to the beneficial working of the Forbes Mackenzie Act in Glasgow. When the public- bouses were closed on the Sabbath there were scarcely snv police cases or accidents on the Sabbath, The statistics of Church membership for England, Scotland, and Wales were read to the Conference by tbe Rev. Grieves, and the following figures, though difficult to catch, may be relied upon as substantially- correct:- First London, 12,204; Second London, 13,265; Bedford and Northampton, 11,61-4; Kent. 6.137; Norwich and) Lynn, 6,667 Oxford, (>, lüli; Portsmouth, 5,658; Channel Islands, 4.038; Oevouporf, 7.607, Cornwall, 20,344; Exeter, 5,411 Bristol, 10,129; Bath. 7,393; Swansea, 3,881; South Wales, 4.260; North Wales, 10,354; Bir- mingham, 17,799; Macciesfield,9,809; Liverpool, 14,544; Manchester and Hoiton, 28,688 Halifax and Bradford, 17,904; Leeds, 16,785; Sheffield. 10 434; Nottinshani .and Derby, 13,514: Lincoln, 12,549; Hull, 15.249; York, 13,029; Whi'bv and Darlington, 10,329; ISeweastle- upon-Tyne, 13^464; Carlisle. 4,213; Isteof Man, 3,056; Edinburgh and Aberdeen, 5,691. The total number of Wesleyan Methodists in Britain is 342,380, being an increase of 5,310, and there are 24,925 on trial for Church membership. During the year 5,471 members of the Wesleyan Methodist Society have died. The foregoing statistics are taken every Murch by the fninisterawhen they are giving the quarterly tlekels of membership. But the statistics do not include the mem- bership. But the statistics do not include the members of the congregations. If the members of the con- gregations were included it would swell the numbers very much. The proportion between society mem- hers (church members) and congregation members could not be ascertained wi:hout great labour, and mere guesses would be out of place upon such a subject. Meeting in class is the condition of church membership among the Wesleyans, and will certainly remain so, as it best suits the genill9 and economy of the entire system. The authorities of the Liverpool Exchange News-room have kindly allowed the free use of it to the ministers attending Conference. The Rev W. Taylor, of California, and author of Street Paeaching in San Francisco, received permission to attend the sittings of Conference. The official reply to the Australian Conference, and also to the French Conference, was read and adopted. The fraternal address to the French Wesleyans congratulated them on their growing prosperity. The Rev J. Harvard read the report for the Eingswood and Woodhouse-eiove schools. These schools are for the education ot Wesleyiin ministers' sons only. The schools are maintained by the voluntary contributions of the Wesleyan people.. The ministers also pay a small annual contribution during the residence of their sons at the schools. The boys receive a first-class commercial, classical, and mathematical education. The report of these said that the youths sent to the middle-class examinations had sustained the high credit of the schools. At the Kingswosd school the Bunting medal, with the Wesley Hall and Erans medals, bad been awarded to, successful competitors, as also the Meek gold medal,, and a so the Lane Bedford silver medals at Woodhouse-grove School. The health of the boys at both schools had been. good during the year. A long conversation on the presence of the Registrar at Wealeyan marriages ensued. The subject was not finally decided upon, but a very strong feeling came out against all invidious distinctions between the Episcopalians and the Wesleyans. They lay claim, with increasing earnest- ness, to religious equality with the Church of England in baptisms, marriages, and the burial of tlnir dead. The Stationing Committee letired at 11 o'clock, and the Conference, reduced in its nsimbers, proceeded with business, and broke up at 3 o'clock. The peculiarities of this Stationing Committee may be herealter explained. THE Bmrr TIME FOR BATHING.—Tbe robust and prac- tised bather will suit his convenience or his pleasure generally with impunity. But the novice should observe certain rules, until he finds he cau do without them. The first in importance, is, that the sea water should not b3 too cold, or, if ooi.i, his own person should not be warm at the time he plunges into the water. Now the water will be the warmest when the tide has just come in, and especially if it be a sandy beach upon which the ravs of a hot sun have been playing some five or six h(;urs. There is often a difference in this case of five oc six decrees between high water and ebb tide. Hence it follows that the forenoon, or about noon, if the tide serve, is the best time. A bath betore breakfast, or late in the' evening, is only suitable or even safe for the robust and those whose reaction is vigorous. The stomach should have been already fortified with breakfast, and for a delicate person a glass of wioe is no bad preparation for the bath. 'Never bathe on a full meal.' It is of importance where children a .d weak persons are con- cerned that they should have their dip during the flow and not tke ebb of the tide; not only because there are less impurities on the beach during the flow than the ebb tide, but because tbe force of the waves ofien overthrows them. But if overset during the flow of tbe tide, they are propelled towards the shore, and into shallow water; they accordingly find themselves in safety, and may laugh at the mishap, But if the same thing occurs when the sea is going out,' they may be sucked back by a receding IVAve, and, losing their footing, may get terribly- frightened on finding themselves carried almost out of their depth.— Dr. Strange, in the Gentlemen s Magazine" for August,
Police Constable Simpson deposed that on the night Of Saturday the 18th of July, he went to defendant's house. He saw the defendant there, with part of a pack of cards in his band. The rest of the cards were on the table. There were three men in the house the de- fendant said they were not playing for anything. He (witness) took up the cards that were on the table, and the defendant unwillingly gave him the rest. There was beer on the table, but be saw no money. The I chalks I denoting the score were on a tray wLich the defendant placed between his legs. P. C. Harries gave corroborative eviderrr. Thomas Handcock deposed that he flry £ c^rds at the defendant's house for a quart of beer on tve lbtb. The defendant took part in the game, and was ontre losing side. The beer after it was won was drunk I y the party. In cross-examination, the witness said he offered to bet Id on the game, when the defendant said he would not allow it. He was sent to defendant's house for the purpose of detecting him. The defendant called George Simlett who deposed that the defendant did not take part in any game. He did not see any beer paid for the defendant said there should be no gambling in his house. He (witness) paid for the beer he drank himself, and the quart tor which the game was played was given by the landlord. In cross examination the witness denied that he asked Philpin to play cards with him that evening. He believed that Handcock volunteered to play at cards, and for that reason the cards were produced. He told Police Con- stable Simpson that they played for one quart of beer, but he had not said to any one that two quarts of beer were played for. The Bench considered the case proved, and crdered the defendant to pay a fine of Xi and costs, the amount to be paid in 14 days, and fn default one month's im- prisonment. Thothas Lewis, landlord of the Black Horse, was charged with a similar offence. The defendant admitted the charge, stating that he was not aware that the playing for beer was an offence against the law. The Bench fined the defendant £ 1 and costs; in de- fault of payment one calendar month's imprisonment. DRUNKENNEES AND RIOTOUS CONDUCT. David Barries, of Quay Street, was charged with drunkenness and riotous conduct. The defendant did not appear. Police Constable Harries proved the case and the de- fendant was ordered to be imprisoned for seven days, ftnd to pay the costs; in default of payment of costs, to be further imprisoned for seV' days.