I DEATH FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OF CHLOROFORM. An inquest wta held on Saturday, Dec. 4th, at Mt* vj», Union Street, Smethwick Birmingham, before Mr E ?°°per (coroner), on the body of Evan Miles (42), gar- S5n». in the employ of Captain Thruston, Talgarth Hall, r^rionethebire, who died on Tuesday, from the adminia- of chloroform. The decsased received a gun-shot in his right eye, while beating for game, on Nor. J?th> and the sight being endangered, he went from Wales ^Smethwick, to the house of a man named Hughea.for the •!?rPoee of having an operation performed. Sometime pre /^°1«ly the gamekeeper at Talgarth Hall had gone through 8raethwick, to the house of a man named Hughea.for the •!?rPoee of having an operation performed. Sometime pre /^°1«ly the gamekeeper at Talgarth Hall had gone through ?J«peraiion at Mr Hughes's house, for a similar accident J' Cheshire, Birmingham, and Mr W. F. M.. Jackson, of Smethwick, performed the operation upon who died from the administration of the chloroform. 5^1 Mrs Miles and Mrs Hughes (who had witnessed the Station) had given evidence, Mr Jackson was examined. 5^1 Mrs Miles and Mrs Hughes (who had witnessed the Station) had given evidence, Mr Jackson was examined. fe said that he was asked to be present at the operation of logout the eyeball of Miles, which Mr Cheshire con- ??«ed necessary for the safety of the sight of the other eye. f* accordingly met Mr Chesshire at the house of Mr f?ghes. Mr Chesshire brought with him a 2oz, bottle, con- f* accordingly met Mr Chesshire at the house of Mr f?ghes. Mr Chessbire brought with him a 2oz, bottle, con- ning chloroform, quite full. While Mr Chesshire was ad- mistering the chloroform, witness felt the pulse of the de- ^Med, and found it quiet and regular. Miles was perfectly from excitement. Mr Chesshire examined the heart of Patient and pronounced it sound. Altogether the con- Sjtiooa appeared to be favourable to the administration. Mr rehire poured forty or fifty drops of chloroform on a el> and the deceased immediately became semi- conscious He then commenced the operation, but the j!>aed not being sufficiently under the influence of the L^oform about forty or fifty drops more of chloroform te re administered, and the operation was resumed. Al- aS* immediately that the operation began, witness noticed ka*lure in the patient's pulse. He at once seized the patient tp feet and lowered his head for the blood to run h-°lKh thp heart He afterwards practised artificial res- til?*'00. with the view of restoring him. Mr Chesshire as- him as much as possible, and appled a piece of wood C? the fire to his bre'ast, with the hope of producing am- h,^l0n. other means were adopted, but all m vain. The LVt died in about half-an-hour after the chloroform was J^tuatered His own opinion was that Mr Chesshire had j^'tustered* the chloroform in a particularly careful man- Jr> and every precaution had been taken with the view of (hi^ining whether the deceased was in a condition to be iif^ted to chloroform. He had seen hundreds of cases 4 .^ich chloroform was given, but had never before seen in which death had resulted. Mr Chesshire informed •to!tllat in a11 his experience he had only known one fatal -The Coroner remarked that there was little doubt at >h every precaution had been taken by the medical men, *ere both practical surgeons, Mr Chesshire being one of fo,>t eminent oculists in the midland counties.—The ^.r«tnmed a verdict of Death from the effect of the Titration of chloroform." itoie mortal remains of Evan Miles were buned on y last in Pennal churchyard. He hadbeen for 18 L, t}ie faithful and trusted servant cf C. 1. Thruston, »Hd was well known and highly esteemed by all the fci^.Virhood The remains were accompanied from W^gham by his widow and Mrs. Hughes, and were Machvnlleth station by a large body of mourning (' vrho accompanied the hearse to Pennal, where they -J^t by Mr Thruston and his son, Col. Stuart, and eHtlin. The service was impressively read by the a numerous and sympathetic audience who, 'n »C«of intense cold and falling snow, had assembled to the over three hundred to pay their last tribute of » one so highly and deservedly esteemed. He was Waband, a good father, a good servant, and a good
POACHING AFFRAY NEAR SHREWS- TH BURY. ^Jew0 men> John Silvester, and John Allman, who MLCust°dyat Shrewsbury, charged with being concerned r-cent poaching affray on the canal side, near the i V N brought up on Thursday on remand. Both were N11 Wittl the illegal possession of game and Silvester cfged with striking one of the keepers over the head Shii ^avy bludgeon, and the other man with a violent I JNak?1*011 the head keeper. A few nights ago a pansh- 1S e* e' with five or six keepers, were out watching, when Countered the same number of poachers on the eanal- ^d a frightful struggle ensued. The weapons used ?M on^y bludgeons, four feet long, handspikes and sticks. of the keepers received a very severe blow upon the w'Sed e a'l were more or lese injured. Five nets were thirty rabbits and several harea.—Both men J?* guilty to the illegal possession o game, but denied \rS^lt.For the former offence they were lined £ 5 two months' imprisonment, and for the second b, alllt.For the former offence they were fined £ 5 two months' imprisonment, and for the second Q*?re each committed to goal for two months, withou Ption 0f a fjne,
THE WAINWRIGH.TS. W,»ainwright. mother of the two prisoners, died on Dec. 2. ^lay' Dcicm,lc' 21) >>no boon fixed for the execution I <i s*? Wainwright. I T(^ay» December 4th, Stokes, the chief witness in ^v^ight case, attended before a London magistrate c°Os<.q,, ^a(j been insulted and threatened with death tut acc0Qnt Ce of his evidence, and that he had been ruined -r^ t0 fif tlle trial, having lost his situation. He was T1v, °ttiao i, P°l'ce. h, ^ainwright had an interview with his wife on ^eby .Nothing in the nature of a confession has been either prisoner.
^JLN FOR THE SECOND COMING OF OUR LORD. To the Son of God in heaven t Standing by the Father's side, To the Saviour glorified Be our praises given. God of Glory, Mercy, Might, Lord of everlasting; Love- Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove, Send to us Thy Light. Light to know that Thou our Guide Leadst us to the promised land Leadest as the Bridegroom's hand Leadeth on his Bride. Lord, let sin and sorrow cease, Come Messiah, Shiloh come, Take us to our heavenly home, Come Thou Prince of Peace. TOWNSHEND MAINWABING.
CARDIGANSHIRE RAINFALL. ^.following is the rainfall, taken by Sir Pryse Pryse's ^<0% at Gogerddan, for the month of November, b 8 of November, 187i5. Days of Novomber, 1875. "J.Otltb. Rainfall Month Rainfall I ^27 .30 i .55 19 .09 | -22 20 5 '29 21 6 .68 22 7 .11 2S 8 .16 24 9 .09 25 10 .58 26 •• 11 .02 27 '01 ISi 28 13 .12 29 U .82 30 15 .18 16 .42 .15 Total. 5.06 Rainfall to December 1st, 1874.43.50. „ „ 1875 40.59.
S? SI*0** ARSON BY A CHESHIRE FARMER.—At Lymm, ^V^ay, December 4, Joseph Stringer, a farmer living ^bottom, near Hi&h Legh, Cheshire, was charged u^C ln8 fire to two beds in his house on the 27th No- li'? iftL Prisoner was seen to go upstairs about 5 30 in of the day in question, and return with a nf^dle in his hand, and immediately afterwards a I* Ptfi ^ht was seen in the bedroom. A witness ran to fi ^>et'8 door aI1(i burst it open, and found a bed which 7*mea upstairs, and another in the parlour also on KQeu ^tfcr great exertion the flames were extinguished. Niwbstfged with the offence, prisoner said, ''Well, £ Noue(i 'or £ 500, and I shall go in for it. Who saw • I'd had some drink, but if I did it I didn t The agent to the Alliance Insurance Company JT8 W> Prisoner had occupied the farm about ten years. Mi^Sehold furniture and effects were insured in the h iJ* Office for £ 50 and his live a?d dead stock for £ 200. buildings were also insured for £ 300, and S'ted the Premiums on that amount. The Bench com- ih Jtri8oner to Chester Assizes, and allowed bail, him- and two sureties in £ 100 each- KJOJQ NITW MAYOR OF SHREWSBURY AND THE LUCKY lJhe [V^Archdeacon Allen has sent the f° owing letter Secretary :Prees, Shrewsbury, Nov.^ 27th, a8k y°ur attention to the enclosed ext'^tfrom Shrewsbury Journal, of Nov. 24th, 187 • the Lucky Wom.n.' If it be IW« Vt v8hould be punished for drunkenness and1 ric» B tli is uot right that the offender first brought be 1M y°r should be free from punishment because it is o fir8t appearance on the bench. I have no kn° >ciJ the Mayor of Shrewsbury, but I know that we from drunkenness,—Sir, I am your faithful TH 1<1-\V0HN ALLEN Archdeacon of Salop, diocese Licb- the Sight Hon. the Secretary, Home Depart- (Portmadoo.) GLYCKHO-ARXICTNE Oint- ^ea^0llvincins Proofs. Sores, Bad Breasts, King's Evil, a*i St" Anthonys t ire, Scrofula, Eruptions, Burns, all d' and M1 Skin Diseases disappear in a miraculously short ent t s°urce of mischief is extracted by the use o this O** Cft. Xt ia a perfect wonder to Bee the numbers of very that have been cured by v'ltl weeks. Hundreds are cured who have suf- ?"ullV for various periods up to near y 50 years, and VtlUfR Kiven up all hope, many cases discharged from Vrte^ra,t paries, and given up by doctors. The following afewof the numerous testimonials received, by »>,• hed by permission. The sufferers were perfectly Kfi le» » ointmerit •—M-S Jones, Rliud llan, had 16 ulcers 5a! 4 Sor„ °,r 27 years Mr Griffith Lloyd, tanner, Tremadoc, 'eg for 40 vears; Mr Ellis Roberts, Pant v clegar, S* a had lee for 46 years; Mr Kobert Williams, Kyn'(l«»?gor' b«d a bad le» for 88 years; Mr Wm. Jones, h,^1taJ^raeth> h»d 34 ulcers on his leg for 12 years.—Ask Ki°st ch J^ I (portmadoc) Glycero-arnicine OintmentSold W6sale nf^ts- in boxes, Is Hd s 9d, 4s <JJ, and lis each S: So\L MESSRS BAKRON SQUIRK & Co,, London Messrs *le& ^PITnVv"^ Co • Liverpool; or of the Proprietor, THOMAS 9> REY (.late Henry Humphrey), Portinadoc, North
FACTS AND FANCIES THB CHBirMT MODI OF LIYIWO.—On fiat.-Punch. DIFFBRENO BRTWBBN BBITOHS AND TURKS.—The one payt his debts like a man, the other like a Not-a-man I- Punch. A Western paper has this personal item—" Those who know nice old Mr Wilsoa of this place will regret to hear that h. was assaulted in a brutal manner last week, but was not killed." An Aberdeen young man informed his rich uncle-of course with a speculative view—that he was contemplating matrimony. Vara good, Sandy,go on contemplating," was the cold response. c- t A Mormon female seminary was recently started in Salt Lake City, which succeeded very well until the male prin- cipal eloped with and married the whole school. Reckless of orthography, an impassioned swain wrote, Mary I love the well." She replied that she was glad he didn't drink liquor. SOPERFLOUS EHPHABIS. People who send us commu- nications for publication, ARE 'requested' not to quote' and underscore so much. THIS is about the way a good deal of matter' would LOOK if we printed it as it is WRITTEN. "-American paper. A PROUD YOUTH.-& wicked boy, upon whose shoulders his mother was expressing her resentment with both slip- pers felt too proud to cry, and kept up his courage by re- peating to himself, Two soles that beat as one." THAT WOULD Do QUITE AS WELL.—A liquor dealer gave verbal orders for a sign to read Fine Whiskeys for Private Families," but was amazed to find that the painter had made it Private Whiskeys for Fine Families." He con- cluded to accept it. How TO STOP A YARN-SPINNER. -Thompson was boring a supper party with a most interminable yarn, a few evenings since, when one of the company broke in with, I'll tell you what Thompson who- ever told you that story did not tell you the whole of it." But he certainly did," said the astonished Thompson I know every word of it." There must be some mistake, Thompson," persisted his friend very gravely; he never could have told you the end of it.' A GOOD EXPLANATION.—In its review of Reminiscen- ces of a Gentleman Coachman," by Mr Reynardson, the "Spectator" says:-A great many amateur and aristocratic coachmen seem to have been much exercised in mind, and to have laid their heads together to know why horses, ac- cording to their unanimous andinvariable experience, always went better in the dark. Well," said "his Honour," "I'll tell you. One night after dinner I got on the mail; the horses seemed to go so well and merrily that I turned to Billy, and said, Hang me, Billy, if I can make it out, but horses always seem to go better at night than they do in the day. I've tried to account for it, but I never could satis- factorily.' 'Why, I am surprised at you 'said Billy, 'do you mean that you really don't know that i" 'Why, of course I don't,' said 'his Honour,' 'or I should not ask you.' 'Well, then," said Billy, if you want to know the real reason, it is because you have had your dinner.' Of course, this must be the reason, and not a bad one either. I remember poor old Sir Henry was mightily pleased at this bit of informa- tion." DANTE IN EXILE.—Here is a story reported by Petrarch, and marked by the well-known unfriendliness of that poet towards his greater predecessor, which nevertheless has about it the stamp of truth. Dante Alighieri, my towns- man, was a very enlightened man for compositions in the vulgar tongue; but his habits and speech, by perversity, were more independent than was agreeable to delicate and nice ears, and to the eyes of the princes of our age. Who being an exile from his country, and dwelling with Can Grande, then the universal refuge and consolation of the afflicted, was at first held by him in great honour, but little bv little fell back, and from day to day became less agreeable to the Prioce. There were in the same court actors and parasites of every description, one of whom in particu- ulaf, by his amusing words and gestures, gained much iw- portance and favour with all. And Cane being in a disa- greeable mood, which Dante endured badly, the Prince called this man before him, and praised him greatly to the poet. I wonder,' he said, that a foolish man like this should know how to please everybody, and to make himself beloved by everybody, which you cannot do, who are called a wise man!' To which Dante replied—' You would not wonder at this if you knew that the real foundation of friendship is in the resemblance of habits and the equality of minds. Still more distinct is another and coarser story —the kind of practical joke which might still perhaps be paralleled at some rude cottage-table where an unwelcome guest had seated himself, but which then does not seem to have been considered an unprincely jest, notwithstanding the fierce retort it called forth At the table, too largely hospitable, where Dante was placed by the side of jesters and parasites, a boy who had hidden himself one day under the tablecloth to gather the bones thrown down, according to the fashion of the time, by the guests, made a little heap of these bones at Dante's feet. And when the company rose, and this heap became visible, the Prince put on an air of wonder. Certainly,' he said, Dante is a great devourer of meat.' To which Dante made instant reply Messere,' he said, you would not see so many bones if I were a dog' [voi non vcdrcxtc tani1 onsui. sg enno io J^ssi). Tho loitter ferocity of this allusion to Cane's name shows how far the rupiure had gone between the proud exile and his careless patron.— From Dante in exile," in the Cornhill Magazine for December.
DR KENEALY'S VISIT TO GRIMSBY. In the Common Pleas Division of the High Court. Oft Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 1st and 2nd, an action, brought by Mr and Mrs Tonge, the manager and manageress of the Royal Hotel, Grimsby, against the Grimsby News- paper Company (Limited) and another, to recover damages for alleged libel, was heard. The alleged libel consisted of a letter purporting to be written by Mr Andrews, the second defendant, and published in the Grimsby News, imputing to Mrs Tonge rude and violent conduct towards the Kenealy Committee. It ap- peared that in April last Dr Kenealy was lecturing at Grimsby, where he had been invited by a local committee, who met at the Royal Hotel. Mrs Tonge stated that at closing time she went upstairs, where the committee were assembled with Dr Kenealy, and told them that it was time to leave the house. Dr Kenealy said "Woman, you know not what you are talking about." (Laughter.) She said "I beg your pardon, sir; it makes no difference to us." He said "Woman, have you never broken the law ? (laughter) and she replied No, Dr Kenealy, I have never broken the laws of my country." He said he had great pleasure in saying that "he never kept th?m except when it suited his purpose." (Loud laughter.) Mr Guild- ford Onslow then said Woman, do you know that my position is sufficient for us to stay here?" and she answered that this made no difference in the eye of the law. Mr Dyer, another of the gentlemen, then aid "You have nothing to fear; lam on the Watch Committee, and the sergeant of police has promised to move all the policemen from off the beat." (Loud laughter.) She said I am surprised to hear you say that, when you are a member of the Town Council and a teetotaller, and a short time ago attempted to get up a petition to get our licence taken away." Mr Longmate, one of the gentlemen, got them to leave the house, saying "We are the aggressors, and not Mrs Tonge." Upon the other side Mr Charles Andrews, one of the defendauts, and the manager of the Alliance printing office, Grimsby, pleaded that the alleged libel was true, and was written without malice. He stated that he went to the Royal Hotel a few minutes before 11 and went straight upstairs to Dr Kenealy's room. Shortly afterwards Mrs Tonge came tearing upstairs shouting, in a very rude way, "I cap't allow them people to be here. There were in the room Dr Kenealy, Mr G. Onslow. Coun- cillors Campbell and Dyer, and several other persons. After having gone downstairs for a few minutes,Mrs Tonge again came shouting to the door of the room. The door was opened, and Mr Campbell said to a gentleman on his right What an impudent chambermaid that is." She was standing with her left hand on the door frame and moving her right hand very fast up and down, and shouting in a sort of shrieking voice. She was told that they had a magistrate's order, which they bad given to Mr Tonge, who had sent them upstairs. She said "I don't care for the magistrate's order; you must leave at once." Dr Kenealy, who was seated at the far end of the room, a long distance from Mrs Tonge, spoke up, and said co My good woman, don't put yourself out of the way there s nothing wrong; we shall see you all right." She shouted m reply, ap- parently still more agitated, "I d°n t ,carefor you Dr Kenealy; I won't have the Jaw broken. Witness never heard him say "Woman, have you never broken the law ?" ner did he hear any of the remainder of that conversation which had been spoken to. He did not hear any conversa- tion between Mr Onslow and Mrs Tonge. One of the com. mittee said to Mrs Tonge "You far exceed your duty. You don't understand your position." Somebody said 1. If Mrs Tonge be right we are all wrong, and we had better go." They then left the room. Cross-examined, witness said he was not sorry for having written the letter, every word of which was true.—Councillor Cainpbel, a ship- builder and shipowner, gave corroborative evidence, and said that when he spoke of Mrs Tonge as a chambermaid, he thought she was one, or some person sent to disturb the meeting. There were as many as fifteen persons on the stairs and landing. Some of them were leaning over the balusters, listening and laughing.—Mr Guildford Onslow also corroborated, and denied that he had had any such conversation with Mrs Tonge as she had alleged, and Mr I Dyer denied that he had been squaring" the police, ine jury found for the plaintiffs— £ 150 damages being awarded against the newspaper, and B30 against Mr Andrews. =
Exchequer receipts from lApril 1, to IDecember, 1875, 248,128,422, last year same period, 947,374,399 expendi- ture this year, £ 50,408,537, same period last year, 249-515.7,561 balances this year, £3138,739, last year £ 4,046,436. Epps's COCOA.- GRATEFIIL AND COMFORTING.—" By a thorough snowledge of the natural Jaws which govern the operations of iigestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of the fine properties of well-selected cocoa, MrEpps has provided our break- fast tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which may save us many heavy doctors' bills. It is by the judicious use of such articles of diet that a constitution may be gradually built up intil strong enough to resist every tendency to disease. Hun lreds of subtle maladies are floating around us ready to attack wherever there is a weak point. We may escape many a fatal shaft by keeping ourselves well fortified with pure blood and a properly nourished frame.Civil Service Gazette. HOLLOWAY'S PILLS AND OINTMENT.-Glad tidings.— Some constitutions have a tendency to rheumatism, and are ,c throughout the year borne down by its protracted tortures. Let such sufferers bathe the affected parts with warm brine, and afterwards rub in this soothing Ointment. They will find it the best means of lessening their agony, and, as- sisted by Holloway's Pills, the Burest way of overcoming their disease. More need not to be said than to request a few days' trial of this safe and soothing treatment, by which the disease will ultimately be completely swept away. Pains that would make a giant shudder are assuaged without difficulty by Holloway's easy and inexpensive remedies, which comfort by moderating the throbbing vessels and calming the excited nerves.
BYE-GONES NOTES, QUERIES, mnd REPLIES, on Ejects interatiag t* tr aU» and the Borders, will be thankfully received for insertion in this column. But they must NOT BE SENT TO THE EDITOR of the paper, or delay will ensue. In all caeesplea-se addrest I-Byagones, Croesvrylan, Owestry."
December 8, 1875. NOTES. 0 DENBIGH NOW! Old Churchard, the poet, previously quoted, knew how to flatter, as we have seen by his description of Oswestry and its inhabitants (Mar. 12,1873). Here is what he says abont Denbigh. 0 Denbigh now, appeare thy turne is next, I neede no glose, nor shade to set thee out For if my pen, doe followe playnest text, And passe next way, and goe nothing about, Thou shalt be knowne, as worthie well thou art, The noblest soyle, that is in any part; And for they seate, and castle doe compare, With any one, of Wales what ere they are. The stroligesl castle and seats that ever man beheld. This castle stands, on top of rocke most hye, A mightie cragge, as hard as flint or Steele A massie meunt, whose stones so deepe doth lye, That no device, may well the bottome steele. The rocke discends, beneath the auncient towne, About the which, a stately wall goes downe, With buyldings great, and posternes to the same, That goes through rocke, to give it greater fame. Marke wel the situation and buylding of the same. I want good words, and reasons apt therefore, It selfe shall showe, the substance of my tale But yet my pen, must tell here somewhat more, Of castles praise, as I have spoke of vale. A strength of state, ten tymes as strong as fayre, Yet fayre and fine, with dubble walles full thicke, Like tarres trim, to take the open ayre, Made of freestone, and not of burned bricke No buylding there, but such as man might say The worke thereof, would last till judgement day. The seate so sure, not subject to a hill, Nor yet to myne, nor force of cannon blast; Within that house, may people walke at will, And stand full safe, till daunger all be past. If cannon rorde, or barkt against the wall, Frends there may say, a figge for enemies all; Five men within, may keepe out numbers greate, (In furious sort) that shall approach that seate. A practise by the author proved. Who stands on rocke, and lookes right down alone, Shall thinke belowe, a man is but a child, I thought my selfe, from top to fling a stone With full mayne force, and yet I was beguyled. If such a height, the mightie rocke be than, No force nor sleight, nor stout attempt of man, Can win the fort, if house be furnisht throw, The truth where,)f, let world be witness now. It is greate payne, from foote of rocke to clyme To castle wall, and it is greatet tqyle On rocke to goe, yea any step sometyme U prightly yet, without a saule or soyle, And as this seate, and castle strongly stands, Past winning sure, with eagin sword or hands So lookes it ore, the countery farre or neere, And shines like torch, and lanterne of the sheere. A great glorie given to Denbigh. Wherefore Denbigh, thou bearst away the praise, Denbigh hath got, the garland of our daies Denbigh reapes same, and lawde a thousand waies, Denbigh my pen, unto the clowdes shall raise, The castle there, could I in order drawe, It should surmount, now all that ere I sawe. For all this Denbigh Castle is a ruin, and a very beautiful ruin too. And, by the way, if those interested in keeping it up don't see to it, the arch that still stands will fall before "judgement daie." H.B. QUERIES. THE WIDOW'S HALF-CROWN.—What is the Widow's Half-crown LPat used to be given away at Llany- mynech by the Rector or Churchwardens on St. Thomas's Day ? Is it a legacy ? E. K. A PURITAN JESUIT.—I have already quoted (Mar. 24, 1875,) 'A Short Account of the Life of Mr Francis Tallents,' one of the ejected clergymen of Shrews- bury. In the same pamphlet (p. 59) the writer says :—" I cannot avoid taking notice here of a most impudent aDd malicious Calumny, which the Enemies of this good Man cast upon him. That he was a Popish Priest. But if they call'd the Master of the House Beelzebub, much more, them of the Household? When he was in London in the year 1686, it happen'd a Desk he had left at Shrewsbury, was, open'd by mistake, in which among other things, was a piece of an old white Damask-bed scollop'd, and a plain pair of Slippers, and a Book, in which was enter'd the Name of his Pupils in Magdalen College. A malicious Fellow that was' there, reported, That he saw in a Desk of Mr Tallents's such Vestments as Priests say Mass in, full of Crosses and Images, and I know njt what; and a book, in which were the Names of such as were admitted into the Order of Jesuits. When Mr Tallents came down, and found this base Slander industriously spread to his prejudice, he had the Fellow before the Mayor, produc'd the things that were found in the Desk, and so convicted him of Falsehood and Malice, but because he was a poor Man, gave him no other trouble but that of a Check from the Mayor. Yet there were those who would do all they could to support the Slander; and one at length that happen'd to say it in the Company of divers, again, and again, Tallents is a Jesuit and he hath read Mass at St. Omers, and I will prove it. There being full Evidence of this Man's speaking these Words, Mr Tallents was advis'd to bring an Action against him; which he did, and it was Try'd at Shrcwsbury Assizes in 1693, and the Man was Cast; but he being poor, the Jury brought in but Fifty Shillings Damages." Is there any account of this trial extant ? PCIUTAX. REPLIES. TEA ROOMS (Nov. 3, 1875.)-The following ex- tract, as bearing upon the subject, I have taken from Pennant's History of Whitford and Holywell. At page seven, when describing his house, he says Above stairs is a good drawiug-room, in times of old called the dining- room, and a tea-room, the sum of all that are really wanted. I have Cowley's wish realized, a small house and large garden." LANDWOB. WELSH NAMES OF PLACES (Nov. 10, 1875). -Flint, Chirk, and Ffestiniog. If not wholly satisfactory, Ar GWYNEDD'S explanation of the derivation of Flint is very ingenious. Has he any evidence to bring forward that it was ever known by the name Llyn dinas," are there any traces of the lake fortress" still in existence? Chirk and Ffestiniog are two other nuts that want cracking. Mr Thomas, editor of the Archceologia Cambrensis, thinks that the former is a corruption of Ceiriog; not Ceiriog Hughes, but of the river from which both the poet and the place are supposed to take their names. In üymru, p. 542, Ffestiniog is said to mean "to hasten, or to do a thing speedily Can any correspondent improve upon these ex- planations? FOG. FORESTALLING (July 21, 1875).—In the outline given by JARCO (June 30,1875), of the Charter of James I., granted to Oswestry, we are told that amongst other offences the magistrates had to punish were those of Regrating and Forestalling, and you have since given ua instances, within the memory of the fathers of some of us, of culprits punished for these crimes in the law courts. Mr Jeaffreson, in his Book About Lawyers, says Our grandfathers loudly extolled the wisdom of Lord Kenyon who had the presump- tion to sneer at Adam Smith's instructions, and at a time when in an evil hour' (as his lordship expressed it) all the statutes against forestalling had been repealed, could ven- ture to punish with heavy fines and imprisonment, a mer- chant whose wrong-doing consisted in buying corn and selling it at an increased price on he same day. 6Thelaw has not been disputed,' he observed, in his judgment in the case of Mr Rusby, the corn-merchant, who was found guilty of misdemeanour at common-law, because wilfally, and with selfish design, he had sold at an advanced price certain quarters of oats which he had bought on the same day; for though in an evil hour all the statutes which had been existing were at one blow repealed, yet, thank God, the provisions of the common law were not destroyed. • • • I wish,' continued Lord Kenyoo, 'Dr Adam Smith had lived to hear the evidence of to-day, and then he could have seen whether such an offence exists, and whether it is to be dreaded. If he had been told that cattle and corn were brought to market, and there bought by a man whose purse happened to be longer than his neighbour's, so that the poor man who walks the streets and earns his daily bread by his daily labour could get none but through his hands, and at the price which he chooses to demand that it had been raised 3d., 6d., 9d., Is., 2s., and more a quarter on the same day, would he have said there was 110 danger from such an offence ? A Shrewsbury newspaper of the period (July 1800) thought the sentence on Husby, must give pleasure to every one. His punishment exhibits to the world the odious conduct of all monopolists, who, in defiance of humanity can, with iron gripe, press even the very vitals of the poor, to find where- withal to glut their avarice." The following report of the case appeared in the Salopian J mrnal at the time Yesterday an action (termed by Lord Kenyon as momentous a one as ever presented itself in a Court of justice) was brought in the King's Bench, against a Mr Rusby, for rtgr^ting. He had bought for 41s. per quarter, and sold for 43s. in the Corn Ex- change on the sime day, a quantity of oats. The fact was proved, when Lord Kenyon remarked, "the present cause is one in which all ranks of people, rich and poor, but more particularly those of the lower classes of society are deeply interested; Some may have the comforts and conveniences of life, but it is fit that all should have the necessaries of life; and if, in consequence of the intrigues and combinations that have been formed, that part of the community, without which the superior ranks can- not exist, have not those necessaries, they are put in a situation in which the wisdom of no country will ever place them. The Legislature of all nations, and the administration of justice in all countries are never better employed—I had almost said are never so well employed-as when they condescend to leok at those who are at the greatest distance from them. Humanity calls for it. The duties of religion call for it, and if there are any minds not aff-cted by religion or humanity, yet their own interests call most clamourously for it." The Jury foun-i tli a defendant Guilty, upon which bis Lordehip t jld them, that they had conferred the greatest benefit on the country that any jury almost ever did. The Hon. George Kenyon, in his Life of his great-grar d- father very properly points out how Erskine and others hell as strong opinions on the question of Regrating as di I Lord Kenyon, and he quotes Sydney Smith, who says, "I remember the time when ten judges out of twelve laid down this dtcbrine in their charges." N.W.S.
TIPYN 0 BOB PETH A Liberal Association has been formed at Carmarthen. A apecimea of the Little Ank was recently found dead near Leightaa HalL The Earl of Kimberley has declined to act a umpire upon the South Wales Conciliation Board. Mr Osborne Morgan will addreos his constituents at Wrexham in the first week in January. Thomas Blaney, a miner, was killed by a fall of "etufI" from the roof a few days ago, at Minsterley. The verdict was Accidental death." Several plots of land for building have been sold by the Manchester company who purchased the Pwllycrochon Estate, and it is not impossible that a watering place of considerable size will arise on Colwyn Bay. The Llandudno Pier Company intend to erect a pier 400 yards long, so that boats can land passengers at all times of the tide. The pier is also to be a promenade, furnished with kiosks, eke. The landlord of the Durham Ox at Chester has been fined JB5 and costs for supplying drink to a constable on duty. The officer in question was so drunk two hours after going on duty that he had to be taken to the police office. A boy of twelve, at Llanberis, has been forging the schoolmaster's name, to deceive the relieving officer as to the number of his attendances at school. The Guardians have punished him by discontinuing his oat-relief for a fortnight. It ii proposed to erect a new market hall at Holywell at an expense of 95,000, but a majority of the ratepayers pre- sent at a pablic meeting to consider the question decided against authorizing the Local Board to obtain the loan. The question is now to be submitted to a poll. William and Evan Jones, farmers living near Bettws-y- Coed, quarreled over an alleged trespass by sheep, and Evan, it is alleged, talked about grinding William to powder. He did not proceed to that extremity, but the result of the quarrel was an action for E50, for assault,at Llanrwst County Court, where William recovered RZ. An interesting discovery has been made in the course of boring the tunnel under the River Severn. A new coal basin totally unknown until now to geologists, and uncon- nected with any ef the coal series in the district, has been reached, and coal owners are much interested in the proba- bility of its proving remunerative, if worked. The borings have not proceeded far enough yet to definitely decide this question. At Chester police-court last week, a respectably-dressed and well-educated man named Benjamin Foster was charged with breaking a window by throwing a stone through it. He said he did not know what he was doing at the time, having been driven almost out of his mind by family troubles. He had no business, and was sadly re- duced in the world. He has been committed to the Sessions. The esteem that was felt for the late Rev. Mr Jackson, the Diocesan Inspector of Schools, was shown at his funeral in the burial ground of St. ASAph cathedral. The two arch- deacons officiated, and the Bishop, a large number of clergy from various parts of the diocese, and the national school- masters of the district, were present. A memorial fund is being raised, and the money will be presented to his family. The death of Mr Edward Abadam, of Middleton Hall, Carmarthensnire,is announced. He served the uffice of high sheriff of that county in 1855, and was a magistrate, but his retiring disposition prevented him from appearing much at quarter sessions or on any public occasion, except when a political contest arose, and then his ardent Liberalism over- came his natural diffidence and he threw himself heart and soul into the conflict. A Mrs Davies, of Bedstone, went into the fields to trim turnips, and left a girl of seven to take care of two younger children, one four years old and the other z,i months. The last toddled to the hearth, where its IHlIatvlt caught fire; the eldest child tried to put out the flames, but htr clothes were ignited, and both of them died. A correspondent of the Wrexham Guardian asserts that at t. Mark's Church in that town, the other Sunday, the name of the Prince of Wales was introduced into the prayers in the following fashion For all those who are afflicted or distressed in mind, body, or estate, especially the Prince of Wales on his journey in India Through the exertions cf the Rev John Williams, the rector of the parish, the old parish church of Beaumaris, an object of interest to archasologists, is about to be re- stored at an outlay of about 24,000. As a nucleus of the restoration fund, one gentleman who is unconnected with the parish has given the liberal donation of £1000, and several smaller amounts have been received. Mr Withers, a London architect, has been entrusted with the work, which will be commenced with the least possible delay. The dissenters of Llanelly have given heresy hunting" a new meaning. They hunt the" heretics" and try to harry them. A Unitarian lecturer was pursued the other day, after his lecture, from the Hall of the Athpnteum to the ante-room, and there hustled and yelled at by a mob of people, many of whom, it is said, had just left the Monday evening prayer meetings which are held at Llanelly. At last the lecturer was rescued by his friends, and escaped by scaling a wall at the back of the Atherifeum, while his orthodox pursuers waited in front with the hope of catch- ing him there. The will, dated July 8, 1873, of Sir George Essex Hony- man, Bart., a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, late of Park Cottage, Lee, Kent, who died on Sept. 16th last at Tunbridge Wells, was proved on the 20th ult. by the Rev. Sir William Macdonald Honyman, the brother, and Herbert Riversdale Mausel Jones, the executor?, the perso- nal estate being sworn under £ 60,000. The testator be- queaths to his executors £ 300 each; to his wife, Lady Honyman, his household furniture and effects, a pecuniary legacy of 21,200, and the income of the residue of his pro- perty for life he also gives her an absolute power of ap- pointment over 22,000. At her death the residue of his personalty is to be divided between his said brother and his sister, Mrs Bearcroft. Mr and Mrs Spargo, two of the late Nicander's parish- ioners, have erected a tablet of polished Penmon marble to his memory, in the Church of Llanrhyddlad, of which he was rector. The tablet bears the following inscription —"Sacred to the memory of Morris Williams, M.A., clerk (Nicauder), for fifteen years rector of this parish. He died Janury 3, 1874, aged 64, laaving behind him a name Welshmen will always love and revere. He was a true poet, a Ekilful critic, an accomplished scholar, and an elo- quent speaker-gifts much enhanced by the utmost sim- plicity and kindliness of manner. He ever c msecrated his great powers to the service of God. He being dead yet soeaketh. At a meeting of the Bridgnorth Charitable Relief Society held last week, the committee reported that through the operation of the society begging had almost ceased in the town, but, on the other hand, three fourths of those who received assistance were also recipients of out-door poor relief, which, "all who had gon^ into toP llhj. ",1. mitted scarcely ever failed to demoralize." The committee, with the knowledge that many of the subscribers were against them, did not propose any revolutionary measure, but suggested that no pauper should be assisted except by the vote of two thirds of the committee present at the meeting to which the case was presented. Mr J. Pritchard objected to the statement that out-relief demoralized. Mr Layton Lowndes thought the work of the society was to prevent people from becoming paupers, and that to give assistance to those who received out-relief might have a very demoralizing effect. Alderman Whatmore believed it was Utopian to think of stopping out-relief altogether, and Mr Edkins considered that to stop the assistance given by the society to out-door paupers would be very cruel." The meeting decided, however, that, as they did not wish to disagree with the committee, they must adopt the report. In a publication recently issued, entitled Before the Table," the Dean of Chester argues against the optional use of the Eastward Position, the granting of which he believes "would strain to the utmost the Church of England's power of cohesion, and place a most powerful instrument in the hand of those who desire to transform our public worship." There is, he is persuaded, "a crisis in our present position, with risks hanging over the Church of England of the future, quite unperceived by many ex- cellent Church-people." The Dean goes on to point out the well-understood policy of familiarizing the public mind with language to which it is unaccustomed; the less startling novelties lead easily up to those which would at first cause a shock, such as the sacrifice of the altar,' and the mass. Side by side with this is a change in the character of many devotional books. These are parasitical growths which tend to stifle and kill that on which they grow, and the danger of this result is very serious." Finally the Dean, after referring to the trans- formation of chancels into a condition not intended or con- templated by the prayer-book, dwells upon the danger of placing ceremonial observance above the operation of the Holy Spirit, and condemns the extreme view of the Eucharist. At Chester County Court, Mr Roberts, a farmer at Thornton, near Ince, sued Mr Farish for JE7 18s, less jE2 16s paid on account, for the ley of cattle. Plaintiff sent the cattle back before the time was up, because they broke the fences and swam the river, and he said they were unruly cattle. Defendant, however, contended that the fences were insufficient, and the ley was not good enough. Plaintiff bad broken the contract, and defendant, therefore, refused to pay. The cattle were quiet enough when they came back to their own pastuWe.-Mr W. Newport, farmer, deposed that there was none too much grass in the ley, and said that if the cattle swam the river there must be some- thing wrong with the ley.—Mr J. Pritchard, a neighbour of defendant's, said the cattle had never shown any dispo- sition to run away. He added that if a man took cattle to ley he was bound to keep them, ruly or unruly.—His Honour I am afraid we should not agree upon that.— Witness: Then I suppose we are bound to fall out. (Laughter.)—Mr Beswick, Lord Cholmondeley's sub-agent, said if cattle were returned from ley he got no money.— His Honour Suppose they get out ?—Witness Then we fetch them in again.-His Honour: What if they broke through the hedges ?- Witness: Then we put the hedges into proper order. If those heifers got out, the fences must have been bad, or they must have been short of food.—His Honour said as it was plaintiff's interest to keep the cattle and earn the head money, he could not but think thereason why they were returned was because they could not be kept in. Besides, the defendant saw the ley himself, and did not complain of it, nor did he say anything when the cattle were returned. A man was not bound at all hazards co keep in the cattle sent to him. Judgment was, therefore, given for plaintiff for the time the cattle were at ley.
FROM THE PAPERS. There WM a :great snowstorm in L)[dm on Friday, December 3. Tweed has escaped from his gaolers in New York. They had accompanied him to his own house. The Home Secretary has ordered the release of Emily Davies, the little girl sentenced by the Ross magistrates to four years in a reformatory for stealing apples. Mr Ainslie (Liberal) and Mr Hope (advanced Liberal and Farmers' Candidate) have come forward for East Aberdeen. shire. It is officially announced that an arrangement has been concluded for the purchase of the South Devon Railway by the Great Western. The number of ladies seeking admission to the Ladies' College at Cambridge is so greatly in excess of the accomo- dation that enlargements at a cost of £ 6,000 have teen resolved upon. We understand that, taking into account the inconvenien- ces attending a winter session, her Majesty's Ministers do not contemplate calling Parliament together at an earlier period than usual.-Daily News. On Wednesday night, December 1, a coal train between Aberdare and Pontypool became unmanageable, and, running down an incline, tore up the rails for about seventy yards. A large number of waggons were destroyed, and damage done to the amount of 23.000. At a recent meeting of the Limerick guardians the master stated there was in the workhouse hospital a young man who, in order to gain admission, had burned his leg in such a manner that the doctor had given his opinion that he would be a cripple for life. According to the Telegraph Paris correspondent, a rumour was in circulation there on Friday that the Khedive was trying to negotiate with an English group of financiers the sale of his 20 sugar refineries, valued at two to three millions sterling. The Marquis of Townshend has followed up his recent adhesion to the principles of the United Kingdom Alliance by consenting to join the Good Templars. The MarchioLesB will also join. A new lodlle will be opened in a few days at his lordship's seat, Raynham Hall, Norfolk. It is understood that the Marquis will accept one of the chief offices in it. The United Service Gazette learns, from a source in which it is justified in placing reliance, that Mr Disraeli has put his veto upon the First Lord of the Admiralty leaving the Cabinet or resigning his post, having satisfied himself that it is the naval element at the Board that ia responsible for the Vanguard minute and other blunders. A remarkable outrage 011 a married lady has been per- petrated at Cardiff. A lady named Griffin, wife of a gentle- man at the docks, left her house for a short time and re- turned. On re-entering by the back door, a male intruder rose up, and placed his hand on her mouth. He violently assaulted her, placing her under the influence of chloroform, tore her rings off her fingers with his teeth, and stole her purse. The brutal fellow then decamped, leaving his victim insensible. A statue of Cromwell presented to the citizens of Man- chester.by Mrs Abel Heywood, was unveiled on Wednesday, December 1st. It is a colossal bronze figure by Mr Noble, and is placed upon an enormous pedestal of unhewn granite on a site in Victoria-street, in front of the Cathedral and facing the exchange. The council met at noon, and accep- ted the memorial from Mrs Heywood, and a number of congratulatory speeches were made. The Royal forces in the tield against the Carlists are to be divided into two armies, one to operate in Navarre and the other in the Basque provinces. General Martinez Cam- pos is to command the Navarre and General Ques-ada the Basque army. The weather is so severe in tne North of Span that a coionel of the royal army has been frozen to death. Divers who have returned to Devonport from the wreck of the Vanguard report that she has recently settled down rapidly on her sandy bed, having sunk seven feet within the past three weeks. These facts are held to render it impossible that she can be raised or even moved by next spring. The most that can be done will be to blow her decks off and attempt to save the guns. On Thursday, December 2, at the Bristol Police Court, George and Louisa Knight were charged with Aelling ririts without a licence. A policeman in plain clothes went to the defendants' residence (a private house), and was there introduced to a girl, with whom he arranged to spend the night. He then asked for brandy, which was supplied, and he paid two shillings for a glass for himself and the girl. The Bench imposed the heavy penalty of £ 50 and cost. This illicit traffic is felt to be rather on the increase, and the police are taking measures to suppress it. t::?The Lord Chancellor has reinstated in the Commission of the Peace for Norwich Mr C. E. Bignold, who was re- moved from the Bench in 1872 by the then Lord Chancellor. Mr Bignold, who is a son of the late Sir M. Bignold, was relieved of his magisterial duties in consequence of a dispute in which he became implicated (under circumstances, how- ever, of great provocation) with a brother magistrate, who was afterwards convicted of assaulting him. At the Liverpool borough sessions, on Saturday. Dec. 4, Edward James Barry was indicted for embezzling money belonging to his employers, Messrs Duncan, Ewing, and Co. The prisoner pleaded guilty to all the charges. It was stated that Barry's defalcations bad been ascertained to amount to R22,556 11s 6d, and that his dealings on the Stock Exchange with one broker alone, within a period of less than two years, reached the extraordinary figure of £ 0,536,561. The recorder sentenced him to five years' penal servitude, Ex-Colonel Valentine Baker has been occupying hig spare time in prison by writing a work on the Russian advance in Khiva. Several firms have refused to publish it, but it is now to be brought out by a house in the West-end. Few men understand this subject better than Mr BAker, for he has had personal experience in Persia and Central Asia.— Dispatch. The death of the Rev. John Wilson, of Bombay, the eminent Scotch missionary leader, will be felt as a severe loss by all branches of the Christian Church having mis- sionary agencies ia India. He occupied for thirty-six years the same prominent position in Western India as Dr Duff did in Calcutta, these two eminent evangelists having been sent out by the Church of Scotland in 1829 as the first re- presentatives of Scotch missionary enterprise in India. When the disruption took place in 1843 Dr Wilson seceded, and has since been identified with the Free Church. At the Hen and Chickens Hotel, Birmingham, Captain Webb was, on Saturday night, Dec. 4, entertained bv the members of the Birmingham Athletic Club at a compli- mentary dinner. Mr Clement Davis, M.A., presided, and there was a large company. On behalf of the club, an ad- dress, a gold medal, and a purse of gold were presented to Captain Webb. The address stated that the club felt they were placing honour on a man who, actuated by no merce- nary desires, but influenced by chivalrous motives, accom- plished an exploit which for physical courage, endurance, and determination stood unequalled in the chronicles of athletic feats. Captain Webb briefly acknowledged the compliment. The Alexandra pit, near Wigan, was the scene of a shocking accident on Friday night, December 3. Through some unexplained cause the ascending and descending cages came into collision, and seven workmen were thrown out and killed. They were engaged in widening the mouthing at the bottom of the shaft, and were being lowered to resume work at the time of the accident. News of a still more terrible accident comes from Powell Duffrvn pit, Tre- degar, Monmouthshire, where twenty lives have been lost by an explosion of fire damp. A large number of colliers were injured, and the destruction of property is very great. At the ar-nual meeting of the Birmingham Licensed Victuallers' Association, on Friday, December 3, the opinion of the Attorney-General and Mr A. S. Hill, Q.C., M.P., in regard to the powers of justices with respect to structural alterations of licensed premises, was read. The counsel were of opinion that the justices had no power in renewing licenses, to consider other than personal qualifi- cations of the licensee but at the same time they could give notice that they only renewed the licence to the old premises, and that business in the new would be carried on at the licensee's peril. The Bristol Times says-. -Although the Great Western Company have not, up to the present, exercised it, it will probably be remembered that they originally took the power to run over the Midland line from Bristol to Gloucester. We hear the Paddington board have now determined to exercise that power, the adoption of the narrow gauge and the absorption of the Bristol and Exeter rendering it desir- able that they should do so. The Great Western Company are also about to use increased efforts throughout their sys- tem, and to retaia the broad gauge, not as a substitution for, but an auxiliary to, the narrow. Special fast broad- gauge trains with improved saloon carriages, will be run from London to Cornwall, and the journey made more swiftly and conveniently than ever. In fact, with the possession of the Bristol and Exeter and South Devon lines, the Great Western directors are about to inaugurate quite a new era of enterprise and management. Bearing in mind that bravery in connection with the saving of life 'in peril from fire or water is specifically re- warded by special agencies, the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem have turned their attention to the recognition of heroism at our collieries and ironworks. A case of the kind happened not long ago in consequence of the coming into collision of two cages in a shaft near to Chesterfield. Six colliers were in one of the cages, five of whom were pre- served alive by the dauntlessness and the prolonged en- durance, notwithstanding they were suffering great pain of two noble fellows of the pit's company. In recognition of this bravery note has been taken by the knightly order of which we speak, and a few days ago Sir Edmund Lachmere, as secretary of the brotherhood, went to the place (Whittington Moor) and presented medals and other gifts to the two heroes in humble life. In one case with the medallion, a plot of land was given, enough whereon to build a cottage; and the employers of the miners it is gratifying to know, have added to the gifts with which their servants were presented by the Knights of St. John. The Sanitary Record. Lord Sandhurst writes to the Times making a curious suggestion, formed upon the recent negotiation* with'th- Kheaive._ He says that if Sir Stafford Northcote, instead of borrowing money to pay the money for the purchase of the 177,000 shares, were at once to throw them into the market, attaching a British guarantee to the Egyptian security, they would at once rank with Consols. Tenders might be invited for the whole amount—a minimum of JElSO for each Y,100 of ntock being fixed. L ird Sandhurst contends that the Chancellor of the Exchequer would thus secure a. sum exceeding a million as a sinking fund against the original cost of the shares, with a view to some scheme; of ultimate redemption, if deemed advisable that the in- terest in the Canal would be spread ov=r a large surface in English bocieiy, instead of being concentrated in the State that we should be relieved from a mischievous anomaly and an unprecedented arrangement in the application of the Stats resources, and that we should prove in the most prac- tical manner that our Government remains true to our an- cient policy, which, removed alike from the desire of terri- torial sway and from political ambition, insists on material guarantees when English interests are immediately and directly concerned.
I SHIPWRECK.-SUPPOSED LOSS OF FIFTY LIVES. A boat containing three men was found drifting in the Medway off Sheemess on Tuesday morning. Two of the men were dead from exposure; the third was Insensible, but being taken to the Infirmary, recovered sufficiently to state that he belonged to the mail steamer Deutschland, be- loaging to the North German Lloyds Company, trading between Bremen and New York. On Sunday evening she grounded on a sandbank somewhere off the Goodwin Sands, supposed to be the Kentish Knock. On Monday morning orders were given to lower the boats. The three men were detailed to man one of them. The boat capsized in lowering. They all regained her and righted her, but the Painter had broken, and she drifted away. One of the men died on Sunday, and the other on Monday. The hnfVV°r' a q^rter-master named Auguste, is recovering, r J18 e^tremities are much swollen. On enquiry at the TlpuhAi Offices, we are informed that the a expected to leave Bremenhaven on hpfnr» nn^Ding, and was not due at Southampton ;5ret, Tue?d*y morning. She had between two three hundred souls, and mails, and a large cargo. Another telegram says one boat left the Deutschland before the one found, and the survivor fears all are lost. An admiralty telegram says it is supposed the vessel struck either or Kentish Knock Sand at the entrance of the Thames. A tug has been sent from Sheerness to search and afford aid. On Tuesday, at Sheerness, the quartermaster stated that the crew numbered 130, and he thought the passengers, all told, were from 150 to 200. Life belts were served out to both passengers and crew. The last he saw of the ship before his boat got adrift they were endeavouring to launch all the boats. A later telegram says—Information just received by North German Lloyd Company in London says the caphin and part of the passengers and crew of the Deutschland have just been landed at Harwich by the tug Liverpool, of Harwich. About fifty of the passengers and crew are supposed to be drowned. The ship is on Long Sands. A tug has gone out to her. The liamsgate tug and lifeboat have also gone out. The Press Association has received the following from the Admiralty From the commanding officer of her Majesty's ship Penelope at Harwich. I he Deutschland of Aud, from Bremen for New Yurk, with emigrants, grounded on the Kentish Knock on Monday morning. She afterwards knocked over the sand and is now lying in 4 fathoms, ap- parently amidships. Estimated number of passengers and crew lost, 50; remainder landed, and under the care of the German Consul at Harwich. The Locust tug sent from Sheerness to assist wreck will pass Kentish Knock on the way to the Galloper." ti?"^ f(?llo,,ying is a Lloyd's telegram from Harwich — CT Deutschlaud, North German steamer from Bremen for New York, with emigrants, grounded on the Kentish Knock at live o clock on Monday morning. Heavy with easu gale, and thick with snow. Crew and passengers drowued. 1 he Deutschland has beaten over the Kentish Knock, and is now in four and a-half fathoms of water, apparentiv parted amidships. When Captain Prickenstein /n- .I1"1 full of water, rising and falling with the tiue. Assistance has been sent. It is stated that the numoer cf souls on board was 233 Of these nearly 100 were steerage passengers, between twenty and forty first and gecoud class cabin passengers, and the remainder, nearly 100, consisted oi the crew. None of the passengers believed to have been landed at Harwich have yet come to London, but the North German Lloyd Com- pany have sent an agent to Harwich to see after them. The Press Association understands that the total number of survivors now at Harwich is 140.
TERRIBLE COLLIERY DISASTERS. An awful colliery explosion, which will result in the loss of more than 10) lives, occurred at Swaitb» Main Colliery, about four miles from Bamsley on Monday morning, C. 6. The colliery, which belongs to Messrs Mitchell and Co., is one of the lpTg-st in the Soutii Yorkshire district. It is joined, by underground workings, with Edmunds's Main Collifry, where, tvveive years ago on Monday, over 300 lives were lost. The work., extend many Holes, and were cut;, d on under very rigid di>cipline. At six .*clock in the morn- ing about 240 men and boys descended to work. About half-past eight a terrible explosion occurred, followed by large volumes of gas and afterdamp. Miners from all parts rushed to the pit bottom, but the drawing cage was soon displaced, and the hangers on thrown into the bottom of the pit. Searching parties were quickly organised. Those who escaped from the workings towards noon report that they had great difficulty in doing so, aud on the Way they met with many ,to were unconscious. The latest reports state that the pit is in a very bad condition, aud the explor- ing parties say that it is impossible for any one to exitt in it. A painful sensation has been cau-ed in South Wales by the occurrence of a second terrible colliery explosion This took place on Monday morning, December Gth, in a drift at Pentyrch, the property of Mr T. W. Booker. Twelve men were killed, and a similar number were irju'ed The explosion was due to the irruption of gas from an old work- ing.
NEWTOWN HIGHWAY BOARD. TUESDAY, DEEMBEB 7TH. -Present: Ciipt 0. M. Crewe- Read, Messrs J, Pryse Davies, Onky ( .we-Read, David Jaiidrell, iíillLttlJ Francis, John Moore, Ilichard Hamer, David Jones, James Thomas, J. R. Pryse, Robert Edwards, John Price, Alfred Ikm, Charles Bowen, R. Williams, clerk, and T. H. Phillip. surveyor. Report of the Finance Committee.—December 7th, 1875. Present: Messrs J. Moore, A. Ikin, and John Price. Your committee have tximintd the Surveyor's accounts for the last month with the vouchers produced by him, and found the same correct. By the Treasurer's receipt and wlzl payment book the following payments appear to have been made to him :-Bettws, November 2, on account of contribution order, 223 David Jones, Xuvember 2, Trefeglwys Improvement, £ 300; Bettws, Novem- Der 23, en account of contribution order, £ 30; Irefeglwys, XOY. 27, on account of contribution order, L'SO; Courity Treasarer, Dec. 2, bridge approaches repaired, 4 j, Llanidloes, Dec. 7, on account of contribution order, io J; balance in Treasurer's hands, £ '20-> 13? Id arrears of contributions due Bettws, £ 19, Llanidloes, £ 26 138 4d, JLIanllugan, £ 25, LLmllwchaiarn, £ 47, Newtown, £21, Llaiidmam, £ 7 6" Sd. The Surveyor produced an esti- mate of tiie amount that would be required during the next month for expenditure en highways and turnpike-roads, viz., £:30. Your committee also recommend that, chtques for R300 be given to nim. Your committee also recoinniend the payment of the following billWilliams and Gittins, solicitors, t9 9s. 5d.-JoH MOORE, ALFRED Ihr. Surveyors Report. -Newtown, Dec. 7th, 1^75.—Gentle- men, I am in receipt of complaints respecting the fol- lowing matters, to which I beg to c.-dl your attention:— Llandinam, Rant Road.—Mr David Jones, of Penvhank, complains of the bad state of the road, and offers to un- dertake the repair of it from New Chapel to the Ralit for the sum of ±10 per year. This road was not put on the list had from the Vestry. Occupier to cut hedges and make it passable. Llanidloes, from Llansrurig turnpike road to G.ynnafren road.-Ur Richard Evans, of Gl-n- natren Mills, complains of the state of the branch road leading frum Llangurig turnpike road, through the Severn to the Uljnhafren-road. This road is not on the list had from the v, stry.-To be repaired as inexpensively as possimt.— latradynod Road: Mr Charles, the owner of xstraaj nod, complains of the road leading from Bwlcha^le to xstradynod being much damaged by water. This road is not on the list Lad from the vestry.—To be repaiie 1 as inexpensively as possible.—Llanidloes and Panteronael Road: Mr David Mills, of Bwngeifa, complains of the state of the road from Cerist to Ponterongel. This road is not mcluued in the list had from the vestry.—To be re- paired as inexpensively as possible.—Hensarn Mill to Dolgwenith I am requested to bring the question of re- pairing the road leading from Hensarn Mills to Pcrecastle. Coedmawr, Rhosfawr, and Dolgwenitb, before the Board. n! Te(peST f s>'nedby J°hn Humphreys, Richard Lewis, and John Lloyd.-Award to be taken at next report.- Iregynon Foot-road to BeLtws The foot bridge (which I believe is a public one) or foot road leading from Tregynon CarrieJ d05t'a by the flood. I shall be g of the Board s order for the repairs of the same.— Llanidloes Turn pike-road —Obstructed Culverts: 1 nnd the Newtown Waterworks Company have carried a five-inch water main through the Xewtown culvert on the nidloes• road,and obstructed a small culvert near Coedv- through not properly replacing the walling stones and coverers disturbed by them. I shall be glad if the'Board will give orders for these matters to be rectified C" I- t 2 attention of the Waterworks Company.-I'am Gentle- men, your most obedient servant, FKEDK H Pmn!, District Surveyor. PHILLIPS,
THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Washin.-ton, Tuesday, -President Grant's message to Congress recommends the establishment of free schools, •?. 0. 8ex; colour, nationality, or religion, the f y.!j= therein of religious, atheistic,or pagan tenets to be Vi'K't j 'D' 'or sectarian schools to be pro- niDited. d he President further recommends that American citizens shouid be forbidden to hold slave properties in other countries. The message, after referring to the continuance of the Cuban insurrection, ani expressing a doubt as to Spain's power to subdue it says the insurgents unquestionably do not constitute a civil organization recognizable as an independent government capable of performmg international obligations and entitled to be treated as a power." To cord belligerent rights would be unwise, nrprra" ture, and indefen ible as a measure of ricU,f President Grant anticipates if Spain fail to brin^ th flict to an early close, other powers will COn" meditate. The President further say« "T \i M116* °,r it mv duty, should the. hope. 0f' a ^7-% t adjustment of an early restoration of toeace «„A lv"S recoimend CltlT* Co^gres^a'f di^PP«inted, ^to period during the present 8pwion seem necessary He hopes Congress WH' ° f consummation of the Act of l n l^ure the the purpose of s^curLfSe for on the 1st of January IsTq u.f,*Pecie payments the restoration of tea and r-Aff ,^resldent recommends print ion <>f public c°ffee duties, and advises apprc- PhiWxi'.V ■'FxVb seoure the success of the
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