FRANCE AND PEACE. The French ).reas in all parts of the country, south as well as north., renounces for peace. The Journal de la Vienne says t: [I r the Assembly will undoubtedly accept a peace as hono n ble as the disastei s of France will permit, provided that r ie electors in their choice regard only one object—the m and material regeneration of France. Journals of M rseilles, Toulouse, Lille, and Bordeaux, and districts <■<' Brittany, Languedoc, Saone-et-Loire, and Maine-et-Loir besides many others, take a similar tone, At Havre a (.storal letter of 111 • ■ Archbishop of Rouen has been pubi. bed, in which he recommends the election only of deput es who are in favour of peace. Havre as the Municipa' Council for the continuation of the war by no means represents the wishes of the Havrais. THE FI;I:XCH TREATY OF COMMERCE. PAUlS, :M(¡, ,lay.-The Rappd announces the Govern- ment has refused to accept the proposal of M. Dorain Relative to tin notice terminating th> Treaty of Commerce, a,nd the treaty will continue in force by law until February 2, In 2. FEARFUL EXPLOSION AT DUNKERQUE. 111 DuNKERQU). Feb. 7.—An explosion took place this morning in the large cartridge manufactory in this town, utterly destroying the buildings. From 200 to 250 hands Were employee, mostly young girls and women, who were in the building at the time, and the result was a fearful loss of life, but the exact number killed has not been ascertained. DUNKERQUE. Feb. S.-It is estimated that 150 women and children have perished through the explosion of ne cartridge factory in this town. The building was en- jjjrely of wood. It was almost impossible to save any one. wenty corp-s are believed to be still buried in the eons, and those that have been recovered present a fear- ful spectacle. WITHDRAWAL OF THE RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS OF THE BORDEAUX GOVERNMENT. -BORDEAUX. WEDNESDAY.—M. Cremieux, Minister of ustice, and Admiral Fourichon, who had tendered their resignation, luve been induced to withdraw it by the other member;, of the Government of National Defence now in Bordeaux. The war a outrancc party are losing ground, and ii is confidenity anticipated that a strong majority of the Nations Assembly about to meet will ■^Ote for an honourable peace, Colonel Milton, the ultra- Kepublican le-.der, has left the city. FBIGHTFUL RAILWAY ACCIDENT IN AMERICA. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7.—A frightful accident occurred last night on tile Hudson River Railway. A petroleum train having caught fire, a passenger train passing by became ignited, and, rushing on, set fire to and broke down a bridge. Thirty persons are supposed to have been burnt or drowned, and many injured.-Timcs, Second Edition.
NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS. The author of the letter signed Mumble-Onion," in reference to the Oystermouth Railway, has not com- plied wit 11 our requirements-to furnish his name and address—>s a guarantee of good faith.
foe Cambrian. J SWANS J A. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1871. THE FOREIGN POLICY OF THE GOVERNMENT. THE Royal Speech at the opening of Parliament, yesterday, will be found in our fourth page. The unusually large space devoted in it to the Franco- Prussian War shows that the subject is deemed of greatest imp..rtance, and it can hardly be doubted that an early effort will be made in Parliament to discredit the Government in its foreign policy. The war which has raged during the last six months has produced such astonishing results that the old cuckoo cry of "England in danger has been revived, and vigorous attempts will be made to damage the Ministry because it last year decreased our military expenses, and kept England from being embroiled with some of the great Powers of Europe. In the estimation of some English politicians it is criminal for England to be a mere spectator, while other nations are engaged in war. She ought to be, as they think, like an Irishman at Donny- brook, asking someone to oblige him by treading on the tail of his coat, or at least engaging with others in a free fight, so soon as a national melee has. begun. The last thing they would do, if *jheir talk may be believed, is to keep the peace. -I-hey sigh for military glory and when they see a Million of men in arms slaughtering each other, Regard it as a disgrace, if England is not doing er part in the carnage. War, especially at a dis- ance, fascinates people of weak minds and often eads them to disparage those whose moderate Counsels preserve them from the direst calamities. For this reason we anticipate for the Government a larger share than usual of vituperation and in prospect of it, it might have been well if Liberal tnembera of Parliament had taken counsel with ■heir constituents to strengthen the hands of Ministers against the onslaught which will cer- tainly be made upon them. It matters little that they have taken the course which common sense must assuredly approve this will not save them ?m ^le virulence of huckstering politicians whose stock in trade has been exhausted, and it would have been prudent if Liberal Represen- tatives had taken an opportunity to explain to their constituencies the reason why our present rulers should continue to possess the national Confidence. It should not be forgotten that however cala- mitous the war may have been to our neighbour ally, England did all in her power to dissuade ue combatants from entering on such a criminal .and perilous enterprise. The revilers of non- intervention would have had her go much farther. hey would have desired her to say to Germany and France, You must not fight; for, if you do, one of you will be compelled to fight me also. v e er might have properly replied, By what right do you arrogate to yourself the position of a dictator to nations sovereign and independent *s yourself ? Your interference is not desired. When your rights are violated, speak or act. We *now that if two individuals have trained for a battle they are impatient of interference, and if a third party meddle with them beyond moral suasion, he is making himself guilty of the very erUne which he is labouring to prevent in others. or England to have endeavoured to dissuade the combatants from war as a self-inflicted curse of the most wicked and destructive kind, but to have said, at the same time, If you fight, I'll fight oo, would have been to stultify herself before e World, and invite the visit of a destroying ^ngel as fatal as that which slew the host of ennacherib. Since the close of the war with ustria, France and Prussia prepared for a con- est which each saw to be inevitable. The candi- ature of a German prince for the throne of Spain w*sthe occasion but not the cause of the quarrel. ithout seeking external aid they resolved to "teasure each other's strength and the English statesman, who, to prevent France and Prussia rom fighting, would have brought the calamity War on his own country, might have been fit °r Bedlam, but would have been totally incapable o sway the destinies of a great nation. No sane Jian would say that because two litigious persons J^niot be dissuaded from going to law, a third Ust enter the toils to prevent them from ruining lerriBelves. But it would be equally absurd to sert that because two European nations cannot e induced to live peaceably together, a third must sword to coerce them. The British Government, we may rest assured, did all in its .j: Wer to prevent the outbreaking of strife between ° Powerful members of the European family and done this, it did its duty to its country e Mankind aad it now behoves the country to g Press gratitude to the men who have pre- us the inestimable blessing of peace, in P k0 done by the people's representatives j "arliament giving no uncertain sound as to the ■P°licy of plunging the nation into a contest de X\i not be more than what has been long j rided as the folly of the French, making war an idea. We may be sorry to see our ally ousted in the struggle which she began but it °es not follow that we are bound in honour to ght Germany because France is not able, or en- gage without provocation in a war which we had °ne all in our power to prevent. Tories may C, faVe as they please about England's humiliation, ecause her sons are not being slaughtered among Allibition's honoured fools on the Continent, and assert that we should have kept up an enormous to force empires to do our bidding. We tl rather consider it a humiliation to make English army the police of the world, espe- i Englishmen are to pay for so unpleasant win,•hankless a service. To keep us from war ken+ r"3 un^°ld guilt and horrors Toryism must be pt frOIn place and power, and the constituencies bee havt: aided in this good work if they had ae 11 Permitted to pronounce their wishes in pre- their representatives. jjjn jyshould Tories be anxious to thrust upon thev bloody work of war ? Why should tiniL?ornn?^ her the task of keeping the Con- hono Why should they insist on her t,ranXlr only being tarnished in the overthrow of ce and the triumph of German/ ? Why do they not blame Austria ? If France was the ally of England, Prussia was the common foe of Austria and France, and has now triumphed over both. When Italy was engaged against Austria, no taunt was uttered against England because she did not fight for the Italians. Yet Italy was as much an ally of England, though not so strong a one as France, in the great Crimean struggle. The new-born zeal of Toryism for the honour of England is strange, if not inconsistent. The truth is that political opponents who are dreaded and hated now occupy the Treasury benches, and it is thought desirable per fas aut ncfas to get rid of them. When Italy, an ally of England, was engaged in a death struggle with the Austrians, the loudest shouters for intervention were then satisfied to be silent spectators of the contest. There was then no suggestion that the war was a wicked one, or that it was one of conquest, or that it was one in which the weak ought to be supported by the strong. None of these things was then thought of. Now, only, when it is considered necessary to fight the battle of party in St. Stephens, we hear an enormous amount of bal- derdash from Tories, aided by Republican roughs, about the disgrace which has befallen the English flag, and the dishonouring disregard of England s power, which has arisen from a culpable diminn- tion of her military greatness. But is England the sole judge of national honour. Must she be the only arbitress to decide international duties Why should not Russia be rated for not prevent- ing war between two members of the great European family? Is not she under as great obligations as England to maintain the Balance of Power? Should not Austria's immobility receive as strong condemnation as England's ? The object of such different treatment of the same conduct in different nations cannot be doubted, and it requires only to be clearly stated in order to be frustrated. The Govern- ment has done, and promises to do, such good service to the nation that its power must not be imperilled by a cry. Besides the unsettled con- dition of Europe, it has to deal with the Fisheries dispute with America, the reform of our military system at home, the abolition of religious tests in Universities, the licensing system, the right of secret voting, trade combinations, and other ques- tions of pressing importance. To deal with these satisfactorily, it is necessary that it should be vigorously upheld by the clearly-expressed confi- dence of the country.
AMERICANIZING THE CLIMATE. IT is not long since it was held to be a sufficient answer to the arguments of Liberal politicians to assert that they were Americanizing our institu- tions. Many of Messrs. Cobden and Bright's ablest speeches were replied to in this fashion. When they were pleading for an extension of the suffrage, indignant orators exclaimed, "What! do you mean to Americanize us ?" When Re- formers asked for vote by Ballot, high toned Constitutionalists ejaculated, "Good gracious; they intend to Americanize us J" Gatlings, mitraileurs, and Colt's revolvers were an Ameri- can institution," looked on with suspicion by the Old Lights" of Monarchial England. Cotton and corn were the only articles which old ortho- dox statesmen would admit into Great Britain, and these only on the condition of paying duties so heavy as to prevent a copious supply of them. Too large a quantity might have Americanized us. But what can they now do when the climate itself is being Americanized ? Here is America as described by a Yankee poet First it hailed, and then it blew, Then it friz, and then it snew, Then there came a shower of rain, Then it hailed and blew again." It cannot be doubted that England's imitation of America is, in this respect, complete. When observed by the stupid party" it may cause some dismay. But there is no remedy for it. The stars in their courses fight against Sisera."
RAILWAY IMPROVEMENT—THE NARROW GUAGE. South Wales has for so many years yearned for a third rail, or the "Narrow Guage," without avail, that we fear almost to communicate the good news that the Directors of the Great Western Railway have decided to make their system Narrow Guage, excepting only the portion between the Metropolis and Swindon, which is to remain broad with a third rail. This news is so gratifying- and important to the staple interests of this great mineral country that we make the announcement under reserve, although from our source of information we have every belief in its correctness.
THE WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—We understand that ser- mons will be preached on Sunday next in Wesley chapel, by the Rev. Thornley Smith, and collections made on behalf of the distressed inhabitants of Paris. In the evening, especially, Mr. Smith intends to dwell on some of the aspects of the case. MAILS FOR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND.—The next mails for Australia and New Zealand will be despatched from London as follows :—Australia, via Southampton, on the morning of Saturday, the 18th February; vid Brindisi on the evening of Friday, the 24th February. New Zealand, vid San Francisco, on the eveningof Satur- day, the 18th February with supplementary mails on the evenings of Tuesday, 21st, and Thursday, 23rd February. A CONCERT.—Mr. Arthur Rendall's Concert took place last evening at the British School-room, Goat-street, cm which occasion the following vocalists took part:—Miss Bowen (Llanelly), Miss Powell, Miss Hopkins, Eos Mor- lais, Mr. T. E. Thomas, Mr. M. Gahagan, Mr. L. Atkins, and Mr. W. Rendall. The Sketty Bellringers entertained the audience with their performances upon the hand- bells, and were loudly applauded. Miss Powell acted as accompanyist. PROVISIONS FOR PARIS.—during the last few days considerable quantities of provisions have been sent from several ports in South Wales to France. One hundred and ninety tons of biscuits in cases have been landed at High- bridge from Swansea, and sent on by rail to Southampton, for shipment to France. We are informed, on good au- thority, that 1,200 tons of provisions are now in course of being shipped from Newport, Cardiff, Swansea, and Bristol, all of it being intended for Paris. ILLNESS OF MRS. H. A. BRUCE.—The Right Hon. Mr. Bruce was summoned to Bristol on Tuesday, on ac- count of the dangerous illness of Mrs. Bruce. That lady, whilst on a visit to her sister, Mrs. Philip W. Miles, at Kingsweston-park, was seized with an illness which on Monday assumed a very alarming character. Mrs. Bruce's medical attendants, Dr. Marshall and Mr. Swayne, con- sidered yesterday afternoon that although the condition of their patient was not free from danger, it had somewhat improved from that of the previous day. MR. HENRY VINCENT'S LECTURE.—We would remind our readers that this popular orator will deliver his lec- tures in the Congregational Church, Walter-road, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings next. The first will be on "Cromwell," and the second upon the momentous question of the day—" The War between France and Germany—its causes and its lessons." We understand that Mr. Vincent has most decided and not altogether popular views in reference to this Franco-Prussian war, but doubtless he will give much interesting and valuable information, and we therefore hope the chapel will be crowded upon the occasion. —Sec advt. SWANSEA HOSPITAL.—We understand that the com- mittee of this benevolent institution contemplate making an important addition to the present building, and, by so doing, hope to supply a want which has long been felt. It is proposed to increase the accommodation for female patients, ind also to erect hot and cold sea-water baths, more especially for the use of the patients. A special committee has reported upon the advisability of such steps being taken, and this report, together with the plans and specifications, may be seen at the offices of the secre- tary, 23, Gower-street, any day between the hours of ten and four. A special meeting of the General Committee of the Hospital will be held on Thursday next, when the whole matter will be considered. MR. RICHARD HOPKINS' CONCERT.—This very popu- lar vocalist announces his concert for Monday evening, Feb. 20th, at the Music Hall, when selections from Ros- sini's "Stabat Mater," and Weber's celebrated opera of Der Freischutz" will be performed. Many of the most talented amateur vocalists and instrumentalists in the town will assist on the occasion, being under the conduc- torship of Mr. Bargeer Wall. We may add, that Mr. Hopkins has hitherto lent his vocal assistance on behalf of our charities and other deserving objects gratuitously, and we therefore think that he is highly deserving of some consideration on the part of the lovers of vocal and instrumental harmony. Consequently, we trust that bis desire to please will meet with the success that unostenta- tious merit deserves.—See advt. THE TRADESMEN'S BALL.—We beg to call public attention to the tradesmen's ball which is to come of on next Wednesday night. We doubt not that this will be the grandest reunion of the season. Swansea tradesmen never fail in any enterprise undertaken by them, and every requisite exertion is being used to make the ball a com- plete success. Through the indefatigable efforts of the secretaries a large number of tickets has been sold, and all necessery steps have been taken to make the approach- ing affair exceed in splendour all its predecessors. The room will be beautifully decorated. The music and refreshment departments are under excellent manage- ment. The ball has the patronage of the elite of the neighbourhood, and the meeting of warm hearts amid a scene so charming may lead to other more interesting and permanent ones. We anticipate that the ball will be the best thing of its kind that has occurred in Swansea.— Set 4dve. OUR STREETS.—The police authorities of Liverpool have just set an example which might be followed with advan- tage by those in other large cities and towns. They have long looked complacently on the deplorable increase of street walkers," but now that the evils have swelled into dropsical proportions, they have put the law in force, and on Saturday forty-six of these wretches were brought up at the Police Court, and sentenced to terms of im- prisonment varying from seven days to a month. "It is never too late to mend is a trite maxim we would com- mend to the consideration of the "authorities" in Swansea. The state of some of our most public streets is a disgrace to the town and it does not require a pair of patent- double-million-magnifiers of hextra power to see that the intelligent officers" on the beat know the offenders thoroughly. OUR CorPER SUPPLY.—Copper-mining in Cornwall, which has been steadily declining,—in 1860, 145,359 tons of copper ore were produced, and in 1869 only 71,790 tons, is now suffering from a new and a peculiar form of com- petition. Iron pyrites are now imported in enormous quan- tities from Spain and Norway fur the manufacture of sul- phuric acid on Tyneside and in Lancashire. After the extraction of the sulphur from the Spanish ores, the residue is operated on for the two per cent. of copper it contains and in 1869 no less than about 4,000 tons of metal were thus obtained the entire yield from native ores in the same year being 8,291 tons. The importation of these pyritic ores increases rapidly and it is not unlikely that Newcastle and Liverpool may by-and-by take a large share of what has hitherto been a specialty of Swansea.— Athenwum. REGIMENTAL ORDER. — Head-Quarters 3rd Glamorgan Ritle Volunteers, Swansea, 9th Feb., 1871.—The Com- pany Drills and Firing Exercise will take place as follows viz. :—A, B, and D Companies will parade at the Ar- moury on Monday, the 13th instant, at 7.30 p.m. The officer commanding informs captains commanding compa- nies, that they are to be very careful in recommending non-commissioned officers for promotion in their respec- tive companies. Corporals to pass an examination before being appointed sergeants, and privates, also, to pass an examination before being appointed corporals, and that the names of all corporals and privates who have passed the above examination, and qualified themselves for fur- ther promotion, will be kept in the Adjutant's Office, at Head Quarters and all sergeants' and corporals' promo- tions will be filled up with such qualified men, from time to time, as vacancies occur, On duty for the ensuing week, Sergt. E. G. Williams, Sergt. Geo. Williams, Cor- poral John Barrow, and Bugler John Morgan. By order. (Signed). H. J. BERNERS, Captain and Adjutant, 3rd Glamorgan Rifle Volunteers. KILLED IN A COLLIERY.—An inquest was held on Wednesday at the Joiner's Arms, Three Crosses, Gower, before Mr. Gaskoin, deputy coroner, on the body of a young man 21 years old, named David Owen, who was acciden- tally killed on Monday. John Jenkins said he worked with the deceased at the Caergynydd Colliery. On Monday morning he (witness) was going towards the bottom of the slant with three loaded trams drawn by a horse the de- ceased was a little before him pushing a loaded train on the same rail He suddenly noticed deceased lying on the ground, and gave an alarm. John Rees said that he was working in the colliery, and hearing the previous witness calling for assistance, he hastened to the spot, and found the deceased on his knees with his hands under his face, groaning. William Davies, overman at the colliery, gave evidence to a similar effect; and said the accident must have arisen from the deceased riding on the tram instead of pushing it, as he ought to have done. The wheels of the tram must have got oil the rails, and the end on which he had been riding had no doubt tilted up and struck his head against the roof, which in that part was enly about a foot above the top of the tram. The Jury returned a verdict of accidental death. THE SHIPPING TRADE.—The trade of the port has not been of a very brisk and satisfactory character during the past month—the continuance of the rrench war mate- rially diminishing the shipment of coals and other staple commodities to the Continental ports. The statistical returns of the trade of the past month have been issued for presentation at the monthly meeting of the Trust, to be held on Monday next, and from these returns we find that the total number of vessels trading with the port were 348, with an aggregate registered tonnage of 51,932 tons, and the shipping rates received were £ 1 37h 6s. l^d. For the corresponding month last year the number of vessels was 388, with a registered tonnage of 54,492 tons, and the shipping rates received amounted to £1,425 12s. 3^d. The whole decrease has been in the coastiug and European trades, a slight increase having taken place in the foreign trade. Although the trade has not been brisk, it is satisfactory to find that the receipts, taken as a whole, have been sufficient to meet the expenditure, leaving a small balance on the right side of the ledger. OUR QUARTER SESSIONS.—A Good Suggestion.—The usual County Court sitting has been held during the pre- sent week in the large circus, Wind-street, consequent upon the alterations which are now being carried out in the Guildhall. His Honour, alluding to the incon- venience thus occasioned, referred to the manner in which the business of our Quarter Sessions is now con- ducted, and threw out an excellent suggestion, which we believe all parties would be glad to see adopted. His Honour said that on many occasions he had submitted to great personal inconvenience when holding his courts, having actually, on one occasion, held a court in a room of which the skylight was in so bad condition that snow actually fell before him on the registrar's book. This month he had been exposed to very great inconvenience. He might have adjourned the whole business at Swansea in consequence for another month but he was entitled to credit for having on all occasions regarded the incon- veniences the public might suffer more than any which have been personal to himself. He hoped magistrates ni the Quarter Sessions would be influenced in the same manner. It is proposed at Merthyr to memorialise them to transact the civil and county business on Mondays, and not to take any criminal business on the same day. This is done in Breconshire, Monmouthshire, and other counties. It ought to be done in Glamorganshire, and Boards of Guardians should memorialise on this subject. The present practise is antiquated, suppressive of all necessary discussion, burthensome to the public, costly to countrymen, farmers, and to the poor section of per- sons summoned to attend, and exceedingly oppressive, because the burthen of attending Quarter Sessions is far greater than need be. WHO is RESPONSIBLE ?—A contemporary says:—A case of considerable interest and importance to colliery proprietors and coal-shippers will, in all probability, be brought before his Honour Judge Falconer, for decision at the next Swansea County Court. Some few years ago, the whole of the coal shipping facilities of this port were were handed over to the Great Western Railway Com- pany, and the colliery proprietors, the merchants, and shippers have repeatedly protested as to the utter indif- ference with which their interests are regarded by the Railway Board. Their just complaints and their urgent demands have been repeatedly admitted, and remedies have been promised by the Railway Directorate, but, hitherto, no steps have have been taken, and trade, con- sequently, is very seriously injured. Representations to the Railway Company have also been made by the Har- bour Trustees, who now seem to be made aware of the mistake they committed in handing over the whole of the approaches to the harbour and its shipping facilities to the Railway Company. These representations, too, have been treated with the same indifference as those of the traders, and at last the Railway officials and the Harbour Trust are at issue as to their responsibilities in connection with the trade of the port, and it is to decide this point that the case to which reference is now made is brought before the County Court Judge. Very large quantities of coal are now shipped in the South Docks, and a depth of water of about 23 ft. is guaranteed to and a depth of water of about 23 ft. is guaranteed to be maintained. Under the coal drops, however, high "cones" of small coal have accumulated, until at last there are only 7 ft. or 8 ft. of available water depth under some of the drops. This naturally causes much delay, as large steamers can only take berth at the very top of the tide, and in some instances the tides have been lost. A short time since a large steamer was detained seven hours in consequence of these heaps of coal under the drops, and an action has been entered by the shipper against the Harbour Trustees for demurrage for such detention. The whole question will thus be raised as to who is responsible to remove such accumulations. The case is looked forward to with very great interest by the who is responsible to remove such accumulations. The case is looked forward to with very great interest by the colliery proprietors of the district and the shippers of the port. One would naturally suppose that both the Rail- way authorities and the Harbour Trustees would emulaie each other in improving tlie shipping facilities of the port, and thus stimulate the trade u}it such is not the case, each party shirks his responsibility, and with such divided management trade is seriously inconvenienced not only is no encouragement and support afforded the colliery proprietors and merchants, but the facilities of the port are not utilised as they should be for the com- mon interest of all.—[The case alluded to by our contem- porary was to have come on yesterday (Thursday), but the heavy pressure of business necessitated its postpone- ment until Tuesday, the 28th instantj. LATEST ARRIVALS.—Victor Emeline, from Bordeaux* with 125 tons of pitwood, for C. H. Walters; Aigle, from Bilboa, with 140 tons of iron ore, for Holway Brothers Esther and Gabriell, from Bilboa, with 2^8 tons of iron ore, for Dowlais Irom Co. Deux Assoires, from Bilboa, with 130 tons of iron ore, for T. W ood and ço.; Dartagnan, from Bordeaux, with about 150 tons of Pitwood, 111 bulk, for J. Dowle Jones Muse, from Bilboa, with 130 tons of iron ore, for Messrs. Cosy Bros., Cardiff; Anna Agathe, from Limpias, with 170 tons_ of zmc ore, for Messrs. Richardson and Co. Eliza Louise Desiree, from Bordeaux, with about 130 tons of pitwood, in bulk, t. order Maria, from Bordeaux, with lOa tons of pitwood, for Poingdestre and Mesnier Leonora, from Bordeaux, with 180 tons of pitwood and 31 packages old copper, to order: 4 casks wine, 7 cases wine, for C. Hammett and Co. Jeune Eugenie, from Limpias, with 140 tons of zinc ore, for Richardson and Co.; Gethsemane, from Oporto, via Liverpool, with 160 tons of ore, tor Kichardson and Co., 134 tons of copper ore, 3 tons of ^kel ore, and 25 tons of lead ore; Demosthenes, from Almeria, with 73 tons of Esparto grass, for Stallybrass, Palmer and Co., Cardiff, and 89 tons of copper ore. for A M. Bell, Swansea; Constance, from Huelva, with 227 tons of pyrites of sulphur ore, for Burgess and Shaddick Beeola, from Cagliari, with 340 tons of zinc ore, for Richardson and Co., and 4 cases of wine, to order; Hebe, from Santander, via Scilly, with 120 tons of iron ore to order Aimable Rose, fron Santander, with about 150 tons of iron ore, in bulk, for Henry Bath and Son Deux Freres, from Port Lannay, with 7atons of pitwood for David Evans Jenny No. 2, from Bordeaux, with 8o tons of pit- wood, in bulk, to order Rose of England, from Caldera, with 1437 bags of silver ore, 862 bags of silver regulus, 406 tons of copper regulus, and 40 ox hides, for H. Bath and Son Marie, from Bordeaux, with a cargo of pitwood, for J. :rtÍ.rel; Louise et Angele from Bilboa, with 136 tons of iron ore, to order; William and Annie, from Huelva, with 336 tons of sulphur ore, to order; Jeune Eloina, fr" Bordeaux, with 100 tons of pitwood for Poingdestre and Mesnier; Anga Gardien, from Bilboe, with 148 tons of iron ore, for Holway Brothers Florence, from Carrizal Bajo, with 532 tons of copper regulus, for H. Bath and Son Esmeralda, from Bilboa, with 180 tons of iron ore, for H. Bath and Son. I SCIENCE AND ART.—A very interesting meeting will be held in the Music Hall this (Friday) evening, to whi h the public are freely invited, in connection with tie School of Science and Art and Oxford Local Examina- tions. H Hussey Vivian, Esq., M. P., will preside, and the prizes and certificates will be awarded by Mrs. Hussey Vivian. The school is one which should be well sup- ported, and we hope there will be a crowded attendance, for the proceedings can scarcely fail to be of a most inte- resting character.—See advt. THE ROYAL COAL COMMISSION. — SOUTH WALES MINERAL BASIN.—Our readers will probably remember that some three years since, Mr. Evan Daniel, the well known mining engineer of Swansea, was appoin- ted by the Royal Coal Commissioners to the important office of mining engineer to the Commission for the Western division of the South Wales Coal Basin. The duties appertaining to the office were not only onerous and important, but were such as required a most intimate practical acquaintance with the South Wales Coal Field. At the time of Mr. Daniel's appointment, we ventured to predict that he was eminently qualified for the office, and that the work would be performed in a manner highly satisfactory. During the past week we have been favoured with a view of the whole of the plans, sections, diagrams, computations and summaries of computations compiled by Mr. Daniel, and most assuredly our predictions as to the manner in which this work would be executed have now been most fully verified. Our readers can form but a very imperfect idea of the immense labour, the almost interminable calculations, which these three years work has entailed; suffice it to say that Mr. Daniel has personally visited the numerous collieries in his district, extending from Bridgend on the one hand, to the extreme end of Pembrey in Carmarthenshire on the other hand. The plans have been elaborately divided and coloured, and comprise sections of the veins on the South of the great anticlinal,—the South crop and North crop of the Basin. But not only so, the exact position of every colliery in the district, the direction of the numerous "faults" in this great central coal basin, is most minutely marked, whilst the total quantities of coal already worked, and the quantity still remaining in the various seams un- worked, have been ascertained by means of careful and most elaborate calculations.—Of course, in a large area like that of South Wales, the coal lies at very unequal depths, consequent on the numerous faults and disloca- tions, and Mr. Daniel, by means of numerous coloured diagrams, shews at a glance the area which can be worked at these various depths, all of which valuable information has been obtained by means of innumerable sections supplied aud taken by himself. We were not at liberty to take notes of the results arrived at by Mr. Daniel, as the information has been prepared especially for the Royal Coal Commissioners, who are about resuming their investigations, and in the course of a short time the plans, sections, and calculations, &c., will be produced, and the evidence of the most able scientific mining engineers taken thereon. We may, however state, with- out any breach of confidence, that the result of Mr. Daniel's labours prove that at the present rate of coal consumption the South Wales basin will last for several centuries yet to come, and not the slightest fear need be entertained that there will be any scarcity of fuel for generations to come. The plans, diagrams, &c., which are now being forwarded to the Royal Commissioners are most valuable to the mining world generally, whilst they may justly be regarded as proof of the practical ability, personal knowledge, energy, and perseverance of the gentleman to whom such important duties was fortunately entrusted. +
SWANSEA COUNTY COURT. The monthly meeting of this court commenced Monday, before His Honour Judge Falconer. Owing to the alter- ations now in progress in the Town-Hall, the Court was held at the New Circus, Wind-street. Nearly the whole of Monday was occupied in hearing judgment summonses. In reference to one of these his Honour commented upon the revelations that were made illustrating the earnings of men employed at the works and their extravagant habits. One of the workmen engaged at the Swansea Tin-plate Works appeared under a judgment summons for a trifling debt of lis. It transpired that the earnings of the de- fendant had averaged for the past three months, £116s. 2d. per week, and in addition to this, the defendant himself stated that his son averaged 18s. per week. His Honour, drawing attention to the notice that had been given to the workmen at some tin-works, as to the stoppage of weekly payments owing to the drunkenness of the men on pay-days, "said it was lamentable to find working men earning such excellent wages, and yet so extravagant and dissipated in their habits. He said he did not concur in many remarks he heard respecting the conduct of men at public houses. Where were they to go to ? What place of refuge and shelter is provided for them ? Where are unmarried lodgers to spend their evenings? He said es- tablish Free Libraries, not for the mere sake of books, but for occupation when enjoying the shelter of such places. There can be no cultivation of virtue until the workman has provided for him places of resort and pro- tection without, as at present, being compelled to spend his time, if he has no house of his own, in places where vicious tastes and the worst habits are cultivated. It is the Free Library, or a place of resident and public resort, which must be provided, if provident and virtuous habits are expected to prevail. JURY CASE. David Williams v. Sir John Armine Morris.—The following were empannelled as the Jury Messrs. Joshua Griffiths, James Goodall, James Ward, Thomas Davies (Page-street), and James Nicol. Mr. Smith, solicitor, appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Edward Strick for the defendant. Although the case occupied the attention of the court for several hours, it was altogether destitute of public interest and the facts may be briefly stated. The action was brought to recover the sum of £ 36 4s. for ser- vices rendered by the wife and daughter of the plaintiff, whilst he (plaintiff) was in the service of the defendant as bailiff. The plaintiff entered the service of the defendant as bailiff, in September, 1869, at the weekly wages of 20s. and he was to have the Mill farm and garden rent free. In the following month the wife and family of the plain- tiff also came to reside with him at the Mill farm, and shortly afterwards the defendant bought and kept cows and poultry, which plaintiff's wife and daughter looked after, and it was to recover compensation for these ser- vices that the action was brought. The items claimed were as follows :—Seven shillings per week for a period of 64 weeks for attending the dairy of the defendant. 64 weeks for attending the dairy of the defendant. 2nd. Two shillings per week for a period of 50 weeks for attending and dressing ready for the cook the poultry belonging to the defendant. 3rd. Carriage of the milk from the Mill farm to the Mumbles foi^5 weeks at 5s. per week. 4th. Damages sustained by the removal from the Mill farm to the Scybor-ucha farm, £5. The defence was that the trivial services rendered by the wife and daughter were fully compensated and paid for by their being allowed to live in tho farm, with the large and productive garden, rent free, together with other perquisites. His Honour, in summing up the case, said that it was some- what singular that no claim for the payment of this sum had been made by the plaintiff during the time he was in the employ of the defendant, and that no effort had'been made to substantiate its payment until after the plaintiff had left the service of the defendant. If the sum now claimed was substantiated it would amount to no less than £118 per annum in wages alone with respect to the farming of about 60 acres of land. It was however for the jury to decide whether the permission to the wife and family to occupy the farm and garden and other perquisites was or was not sufficient remuneration for the services rendered. If they did not think it was, then they could award the plaintiff such a sum as they believed the services were fairly worth. The Jury then retired, and were in con- sultation some four or five hours. About half-past six they again came into court, when they said there was not the most remote chance of their agreeing to a verdict. His Honour said that the law in this respect was happily now very much changed. In ancient times when a jury could not a<*ree the sheriff placed them all in a carriage and drove them to the extremity of his boundary when he "bundled them all into a ditch." He however would not serve them in that way, and as there was no chance of their agreeing to a verdict he should discharge them and thanked them for their attendance. Rosser Rosser v. Wimhurst.—Mr. Clifton for the plain- tiff and Mr. Smith for the defendant. Mr. Clifton in stating the case for the plaintiff, said the action was brought to recover the sum of B100 for important services rendered in respect to the barque Corinna. The plaintiff, Mr. Rosser Rosser, of Swansea, was a ship owner and also the proprietor of steam tugs, and the defendant was Mr. Wimhurst of Haverfordwest. In the month of October last the barque Corinna, laden with a cargo of coals and bound for Valparaiso, was lying in the Mumbles roadstead, when a violent gale of wind sprung up, during which her cables parted and she came ashore on the sands between Neath and Swansea. She was a very valuable ship, being valued, with her cargo, at about £ 11,000. The under- writers were of course very anxious to get the vessel off, and advertised for tenders, and the tender of the de- fendant was ultimately accepted for £500. Subsequently Mr. Rosser tlie plaintiff met the defendant, who then happened to be in company with Mr. Treat, the agent of the underwriters, and then a distinct understanding was come to with Mr. Rosser as to the use of his steam vessels and the amount to be paid. The agreement was £5 for assistance, JElO per tide for going out, and C40 for the tide on which the vessel should be brought into port. The second steam tug was engaged on precisely similar terms. The vessel was ultimately brought into Swansea by the use of the steam tugs of tbe plaintiff and he (Mr. Cm ton) could not help sayino- that it was now somewhat ungracious that the defendant should decline paying the S100 agreed upon after he had earned so large an amount as £;)00, and with but very little more trouble than that afforded him by the plaintiff.—The defence set up was that the claim was exorbitant, and that the agreement was not such as stated by the plaintiff it was £ o for the service and £10 per tide for the use of the tugs, but there was no- thing said about £4Q for the tide on which the vessel should be brought to port.—His Honour, reviewing the whole evidence which had been laid before him, said it was exceedingly contradictory, but in his opinion the pro- babilities were that the agreement made did include a kind of bonus of B40 for the tide on which the vessel should be brought to port, and lie should therefore give judgment for the amount claimed. W. Burrow v. Brookes.—Mr. Clifton appeared for the plaintiff, Mr. W. Burrow, shipbroker, of Swansea, and the defendant, who is a tailor and draper, &c., of Cardiff, appeared in person. Mr. Clifton said the action was brought to recover the sum of £1 2s. 8d., money lent and services rendered. Mr. Burrow, the plaintiff, had been instrumental some time since in obtaining a sit. uation for a brother of the defendant. Some time after that Mr. Burrow went to Cardiff, and calling upon the defendant gave him an order for a suit of clothes. The plaintiff found fault with the bill, and being on terms of intimacy with the defendant the bill was allowed to stand over unpaid for some time. The brother of the defendant being very unwell went to Llandrindod \Y ells in order to endeavour to recruit his health. On his way to thet Weill he broke the journey at Swansea, remaining a. jjlainiaff's house and enjoying his hospitality. He then went to the Wells, but getting worse he was obliged to return, and- again stopped at the plaintiff's house. Tho defendant himself returned from the Wells about a week afterwards, but did not call upon the plaintiff, but sent his portmanteau to his house. For some re<tson or other instead of coming for the portmanteau he sent a cab for it. Just before going back to Cardiff the brother of the defendant borrowed a sovereign of the plaintiff, stating that it would be duly allowed out of the account, but it had never been paid and the brother was now dead. But these were not the only services which the plaintiff had rendered the family of the defendant. The younger brother (Fred.—-the one now deceased) got into some sort of trouble with his employers, which again required the kind services of the plaintiff, and the plaintiff accordingly telegraphed to Cardiff to the defendant asking him to meet the next train—that by it a very important letter would arrive which he must at once attend to. The plaintiff paid 2s. for the telegraph and 8d. for the car- riage of the letter by train, and he (Mr. Clifton) contended that the defendant had accepted those services, and con- sequently the plaintiff was fully entitled to the small cost which he had himself paid out of pocket. He hardly supposed that he could recover the sovereign which had been lent to the brother, and therefore, as far as that amount was concerned, he should at once elect to be non- suited. Plaintiff paid the defendant .&') for the suit of clothes which he had from the defendant—having de- ducted from the account the sovereign which he had lent his brother, and 6s. which he had been overcharged upon the clothes. The defendant, however, was not satisfied with this, and sued plaintiff in the Cardiff court for a balance of the sum of twenty-six shillings. The plaintiff had thus been dragged up from Swansea to Cardiff to attend the Court. Mr. Burrow unfortunately got into the wrong Court (into that of the Registrar) and upon making enquiries found that the Judge had already dis- posed of the eitse against him. Mr. Burrow thereupon applied for a new trial, which Mr. Herbert acceded to but at the same time telling him that he had not a leg to stand upon. Such being the case, Mr. Burrow had to pay 20s. as costs and expenses upon a debt of 2Gs. The order was 1 that the amount be paid in a week. Judgment was only given on the 7th of December, and singular to state the notice was sent out on Sunday, the 1st of January (he had the envelope bearing the post-mark to that effect) telling the plaintiff that he must pay in so many days. Notwithstanding that notice had he en issued on a Sunday, and the date of the notice had not expired, an execution was issued against the plaintiff, which increased the total costs to £1 4s. Gll. with respect to this sum of 26s. Mr. Burrow naturally feeling aggrieved at this treatment, sent a directed and stamped envelope to the Cardiff County Court asking for an explanation, but none had been given him. The plaintiff now said that he had been badly treated by the defendant after the many acts of kindness which he had shewn his brother, and if he could not legally recover the sovereign which had been lent the younger brother to take him to his paternal home, he was yet entitled to recover the sumof 2s. Sd. moneyexpended out of pocket and services which the defendant had him- self adopted by accepting and acting upon the telegraph which had been sent him. Mr. Burrow, the plaintiff, was then called and examined by Mr. Clifton, and fully bore out upon oath the truth of the statements made by the learned advocate. The defendant said that he knew nothing whatever of the transaction which the plaintiff referred to. I never had a telegram or a letter—the plaintiff and my brother were sworn friends together, but I knew nothing about their affairs. Plaintiff to de- fendant Did you not come down to my house and have I not entertained you ? Defendant: Yes. His Honour to defendant Were you not told the difficulties your brother was in? Defendant No, sir, nothing whatever. I will swear, and that a thousand times a day if that is all. Mr. Burrow: I had no wish to see poor Fred's name blasted before his death, and that was the reason I telegraphed to the defendant and also wrote to him telling him to meet the train for an important letter. His Honour Who was the brother? He was a clerk in our office, your Honour, and I got him the situation in Cardiff, and I have entertained this fellow many times in my house, and that is how he has repaid me. His Honour said it seemed to him that this was a case which should have been settled without costs—he should not make any order therefore as to the *»sts. [The effect of this decision is that the plaintiff pays the court fees, but not those of the defendant for attending from Cardiff.] THURSDAY. Pearce v. Pockett.—The plaintiff in this case was Mr. William Pearce, late of Bodmin, now of Swansea, wine and spirit merchant and the defendant Mr. J. W. Pockett, proprietor of the Prince of Wales" steam packet and other vessels. The action was brought to recover j350, the value of a mare belonging to the plaintiff, which had been brought over from Padstow to Swansea in the Prince of Wales" on the 7th ult., and in the course of the voyage sustained such injuries as made it necessary that it should be killed immediately upon reaching land. The point at issue was whether or not the loss thus caused to the plaintiff had occurred under circumstances which rendered the defendant legally liable to compensate it. Mr. Strick appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. Clifton for the defendant. The principal witness for the plaintiff was Mr. Joseph Harris, who was in the employ of the plaintiff, and took the mare on board. He said that the animal was then in excellent condition, very lively, and well prepared for the voyage, with bandages round the legs, knee caps, rugs, and all things necessary to protect it from injury during the passage. When the mare had been put on board he asked the men where they were going to put her, and they pointed out a place on deck near the opening to the engine, where there were two uprights and a cross bar. He told them the place was not fit for a pig or a donkey, much less for a valuable animal like that; but they replied that that was where they always 1 put horses. It was a wet morning, and the weather was rough. About twenty minutes after the vessel had left Padstow the engine made a greater noise than usual, and the mare took fright, sprang forward, and the deck being slippery, fell down. She struggled and tried to rise up but could not. He called to the captain to stop the engine and help to get the horse up, but he said he would not stop the engine for any one. Witness asked one of the crew to help to raise the horse, but he replied She's right enough she'll ride easier there than if she was standing." Soon afterwards witness became very ill. On arriving at Ilfracombe some of the crew asked him to help to get the horse up, and he did so, but she could not stand. On getting to Swansea the plaintiff was sent for, and the horse was killed. In reply to his Honour, the witness said there was no other more con- venient place on board where the horse might have been put. Mr. T. C. Small, veterinary surgeon, said that he was sent for to see the horse upon the arrival of the vessel in Swansea. Both legs were fractured. He imagined that she fell with such weight as to break the right thigh, and in endeavouring to rise she doubled" on the other leg and broke that also. The plaintiff deposed that the mare was rising three years old was thorough-bred, had been eighteen weeks in training, and was well worth £50. He had previously brought a horse over in the same packet. Mr. Clifton, for the defendant, urged that the plaintiff had not made out a case which rendered the defendant liable to make good the loss caused by the accident. He called the captain and mate of the" Prince of Wales," who deposed that the plaintiff's mare was put in the stalls" which were always used for the purpose; that she was properly secured that the plaintiff's man was iu charge of her, and that he made no complaint to either of them about what was don?. He called out to them to stop the engine when the horse fell, but it would have bern dangerous for them to do so. The defendant, Mr. Pockett, was also called, and deposed that all other horses which were carried on boanl the vessel had been put in the same place, and secured in the sanw manner, and no accident had ever happened before. He put in a copy of his bills stating that he would not be responsible for any loss, injury, or damage whatsoever, or from whatever cause arising, which might happen to any goods or passengers on board the vessel. Mr. Smith having addressed the court for the plaintiff, His Honour said he would reserve his judgment till the next court, in order that he might have the oppor- tunity of examining the cases cited by Mr. Smith. But he thought it right to say at once that he thought the plaintiff had failed to substantiate his case, and that the accident was not one which the defendant was liable in law to give compensation for.
NEATH. SMALL POX.—The Free man, commenting in last week's issue upon the prevalence of small-pox in the city of London, remarks that it is really one of the scandals of civilization that small-pox should exist among us at aJl," and considering that it is a preventible disease, the force of the expression quoted above is readily discernib1p., and we would commend it to the attention of our readers, considering that small-pox has appeared in the neigh- bourhood of Melincrythan and other places. DEMISE.—We regret to have to announce the death of Mrs. Hancock, wife of Mr. Henry Hancock, proprietor of the Castle Hotel, in this town, which took place at a late hour on Saturday night last. She was deservedly es- teemed by all who knew her and had an opportunity of appreciating her many estimable qualities. Ox DIT-That another extensive Tin-plate Works is about to be established in Melincrythan, on land conti- guous to Newton Cottage, and immediately opposite to the New Inn. ENTERTAINMENT.—A Liternry Entertainment, inter- spersed with choice selections of Vocal Music, was held in the Welsh Baptist Chapel, on Tuesday evening last, the Rev. J. Ceredig Williams being the chairman. All the pieces which were read were chosen with every con- sideration to the rules of propriety, and were calculated to instruct. The vocal executions were also free from every- thing that would be objectionable to the most fastidious, and, with an excellent president, the proceedings were of a highly successful character. THE MARKET.—The inclemency of the weather on Wednesday last did not diminish to any very great extent the business in connection with marketable produce, and the good attendance of vendors and purchasers, coupled with close competition, made the mart assume a very animated and brisk appearance.
LLANELLY. ALAW Dnu's CHORAL CLASS.—This class bids fair to be a decided success, upwards of 120 persons have already enrolled themselves members. They have a weekly practice. TEMPERANCE LECTURE. —A temperance lecture was de- livered on Wednesday evening, at the Athenaeum, by Mr. B. Davie, his theme being Bible Temperance." VILLAGE HOSPITAL .—The proceeds of the concert in November last in aid of the above inbtitution, amounting to jEll 7s. 6d., have been handed over to the treasurer. THE EXAMINATION OF PROSPECT PLACE BRITISH SCHOOL.—The children attending the above school were examined on Wednesday last, by Mr. W. Williams, H.M. Inspector of schools. They passed an excellent examination. This school reflects credit upon the school- mistress, Miss Mary Ann Hughes. WINTER EVENING ENTERTAINMENT.—The second of the above entertainments was given at the Athenaeum on Monday evening last, Mr. R. Glascodine in the chair. A well selected programme was gone through most creditably. Miss Sarah Isaac's rendering of the solo entitled Musical B >x" was excellent, her imitation of the musical box being perfect. Mr. Strick and Mrs. B0wicke played a duet on the corne: and piano, and were warmly encored The church choir led bv Mr. Redcliffe, gave a glen with coti-iderable taste. Captain Homfray's comic song in character enrtled 11 Abyssinian G)ld." re- ceived an enthusiastic encore He very kindly responded, and gave It's easy if you only know the, way. He was accompanied on the piano by that promising yountrman, Master Harry Edmund, of Pontardulai., Mr Redcliffe then gave a song. and was followed bv Mr D Phillips, who read a selection from Dickens in a very pleasing manner. Miss Harris, ol Dafen, cave two songs during the evening and was encored. This yonng ladv possesses a sweet and melodious voice, of marvellous compass, and with a little practice would shine as an amateur singer. Mrs. Bewicke and Mr. Redcliffe gave a Duo on piano and harmonium in a very superior style. Miss Fitzmaurice on the piano, and Dr. Padley and Mr. Fitzmaurice on the first and second flute favoured the audience with two sweet ditties during the evening, and were warmly en- cred. Capfain Homfray, who appeared to be qu;te a favourite with the audience, again appeared and gave another comic songin character entitled "Out of the frving- pan into the fire." The Captain is quite an acquisition to a public entertainment The rendering of the National Anthem brought the agreeable and pleasing entertain- ment to a close. The proceeds are to be devoted to the Llanelly Parochial charities.
CARMARTHENSHIRE. CARMARTHEN.RECOGNITION SERVICES AT WATER- STREET CHAPEL.—On Tuesday and Wednesday last, im- portant and interesting services took place at the above chapel in connection with the recognition of the Rev. J. Lewis (Homo Ddu), late of Gower, as the fixed and stated minister of the church assembling at that place of worship. On Tuesday evening the services were introduced by the Rev. T. Lewis, of Priody-stieet Chapel, and the Revs. W. James and M. Morgan of Aberdare preached. At ten o'clock on Wednesday morning the services were intro- duced by the Rev. John Davies, of Llanelly, and the Revs. W. Prythercli, Nantgeldig, and E. Matthews, Cardiff, preached; at two in the afternoon the Revs. T. Job, Conwil, and T. James, M.A., Llanelly and at half-past six in the evening under the presidency of John Davies, Esq., Quarry-street, on the duty of the Church to the Minister, and Minister to the Church, by the Revs. T. Job, W. James, M. Morgan, W. Prythercli, Professor Morgan, T. Lewis, J. Evans, &c. The charge was delivered by the Rev. T. Davies after which the newly appointed minister addressed the meeting. The Rev. E. Matthews then delivered the charge to the minister, and after praise and prayer the interesting ceremony was brought to a clo-e. The sermons preached on the occasion, together with the charges, were powerful and effective, and were intently listened to by the crowded congregations at each of the services. On Wednesday evening the congregation was immense the large chapel which can accommodate upwards of 2000 people, was literally flowing. We wish the church and their minister every success.
POWELL THOMAS IN RIIYL.—Another of the delightful entertainments in connection with the Literary Institute, was held on Tuesday evening last, in the Town Hall. Ihe usual concert was on this occasion exchanged for an entertainment of a superior character, the performer being Mr. Powell Thomas, a gentleman of great talent and ably fitted for the task of diverting an appreciative audience. The Rev. Dr. Butterton said that he never heard a more admirable, more excellent, or a more charming entertainment than the present, and on behalf of the Literary Institute he Degged to propose a vote of thanks to Mr. Powell Thomas. Mr Ambrose Lloyd seconded it, which was followed by the hearty cheers of those preeert. The admirable skill with which this gentleman rendered the pieces on the programme, gained for him the esteem of all who heard him in his English readings he threw that life and energy into his subject which is the characteristic of a good speaker, leading the people in imagination to the scene of his subject. His Welsh recitals were most admirably given, and the performances on the piano-flutina and concertina were exceedingly well performed. His choice of pieces showed a taste far above the common level, a love of the truly beautiful mingled with things of a lighter character which deserves to be sustained wherever it is observed. We trust that we shall soon have another such excellent entertainment.—Bhy Journal, January 21, 1871. (Mr, Powell Thomw will shortly appear in Swaasea).
CARMARTHENSHIRE STEEPLE CHASES. (Over the Flying Course, no banks under Grand National Rules.) Stewards—Grismond Phillips, Esq Morris Owen, Esq., and Alfred Jones, Esq. Handicapper—Mr. R. Johnson. Judge—W. J. Gwyn, Esq. An exceedingly sniiill company was present at this meeting, in consequence of the unfavourable state of the weather, and although the London division were repre- sented by a few respectable and reliable boukmnkers, the Welshing cbiss were in the ascendant, and they would seem to have begun their season's career by a dutiful pilgrimage to the country from which they take their name. As will be seen from our report, the racing, although productive of close finishes, was of only passing interest, the ground being very heavy. Details of the running TUESDAY, FEB. 7. THE CAMBRIAN STAKES of 3 sovs. each, 1 ft., with 50 addpd, for hunters, &c. weight forage winners extra; about 3 miles. 8 subs. Mr. G. Phillipps's b. g. The Admiral, by Pontifex, aged 13.t. 8Ib.G. Holman 1 Mr. C. B. Mansfield's b. g. Jerry, 5 yrs. list Sib. J. Holman 2 Mr. T. Smyth's b. g. Professor, aged 12st. 31b. Mr. Flutter 3 Mr. A. Jones's ch. h. Harkaway, aged 13st. 31b. Owen 0 Mr. J. Thomas's b. m. by Pagasus (b. b.) aged 12st. 31b A. Castle 0 Mr. Powell's b. c. Trumpeter, 4 yrs. lOst. 31b. J. Pope 0 Betting 5 to 4 agst. The Admiral, 3 to 1 agst. Harka- way, and 4 to 1 agst Jerry. The Admiral cut out the work, followed by Trumpeter and Professor, with Harka- way last; the mare by Pagasus fell early. About a mile from home, Harkaway went to the front, waited upon by Trumpeter, the Admiral, and Jerry. Three fences from the Stand the former fell, when the race became reduced to a match between The Admiral and Jerry, the favourite winning cleverly by half a length a bad third. Nothing else passed the post The Admiral and Jerry cannoned in the straight, which seriously militated against the latter's chance. The CARMARTHENSHIRE HANDICAP of 5 sovs. each, 2 ft. (to the fund), with 50 added; winners extra about two miles and a half. 14 subs. Mr. W. R. H. Powell's ch. m. Frantic, by The Con- fessor, 6 yrs. 12st. 31b J. Pope 1 Mr. Wilson's b. m. Luteoline, aged, 12st. Mr. E. P. Wilson 2 Mr. O. Powell's b. m. Ascension, aged, list. 81b. R. Griffiths 3 Mr. Annesley's b. h. Lisnegar, 6 yrs. list. 81b. P. Meanev 4 Betting 5 to 4 on Luteoline, 2 to 1 against Lisnegar, and 4 to 1 against Frantic. Lisnegar led for a mile, when he was passed by Frantic; Luteoline taking second place. Rounding the bernl for home the favourite went to the front, but Frantic came again when in the straight, and won a good race by three-quarters of a length a bad third. The OPEN HUNTERS' STAKES of 5 sovs each, 1 ft., with 50 added weight for age winners extra about 3 miles. 12 subs. Mr. N'V, ilson's b. g. Tom, by Codrington-Miss Club, aged, 12st. 81b Mr. E. P. Wilson 1 Mr. Morgan's b. f. Partisaue, 4 yrs., lOst. 31b. Mr. J. Morgan 2 Mr. P. Merton's b. g. Merry Lad, aged, 12s t. 31b. Owner 3 Mr. Morgan's b. m. Polly Brown, aged, 12st. 31b. G Gray 4 Captain Morgan's b. m. Bonita, 5 yrs., list. 81b. Monahan 5 Mr. A. Jones's br. h. Acton, 5 yrs., list. Sib. Owner 0 Mr. Powell's ch. f. Septima, 4 yrs., 12st. 31b. J. Pope 0 Betting Even on Tom, and 3 to 1 against Septima. t/Ti twT° ln^es the journey Septima held the lead of Tom' a,ld with Merrv Lad last. Jiut little change occurred until Septima fell, 'when Merry ^ad raced up to Tom Mr. Merton's horse, however, was beaten a quarter of a mile from home, and Partisance took second place to Tom, the pair running a close race home and the favourite winning by half a length four lengths between the second and third. Action fell early in the race, and was pulled up. The SELLING STEEPLE CHASE PLATE of 30 soys.; weight for age selling: allowances about 2 milps Mr. o. Powell's b.m. Ascension (h. b.), aged, list. 41b. ^( £ 50) B. Griffiths -)- 1 Mr. W. 11. H. Powell's ch. g. Terror, aged, list. 71b. ( £ 80) Holman f 2 Mr. Johnson's b. g. Halnaker, aged, list. 41b. ( £ 50) „ Owner 0 letting ° to 4 on Terror. Halnaker refused at the second fence the others made alternate running to the straight, where they joined issue, and after a slashing race finished a dead-heat. Deciding Heat.—Betting: 5 to 4 on Terror, who refused when half the distance had been covered, and s jension won by twenty lengths. The winner was not sold. THURSDAY. AVe append a return of the day's racing :— THE MAIDEN HUNTERS PLATE. Mr. Wilson's b. g. Tom, aged, 12st. 101b. Mr. E. P. Wilson 1 Mr. Morgan's b. m. Partisane, 4 yrs., lOst. :31b. Pope 2 The following also ran :—Polly Brown, Bonita, The Lamb, Merrylad, Halnaker, and Acton. THE OPEN STEEPLECHASE. Mr. Doncaster's The Robber, aged, 12st. 71b. P. Merton 1 Mr. W. '\Vilson's b. m. Luteoline, aged, list. 121b. E. P. Wilson 2 Mr. Annesley's b. h. Lisnegar, 6 yrs., list. 51b. P. Maney 3 Betting :—6 to 5 on The Robber, 5 to 4 agst. Luteoline. THE TALLY-HO STAKES. Mr. Mansfield's b.g Jerry, 5 yrs, list 81b. J. Holman 1 Mr. T. Smyth's b.gProfessor, aged, 12st 31b.R. Flutter 2 Mr. A. Jones's c.h Harkaway, aged, 13st 31b Owner 3 The following also ran Rosebud, Warlike geldin"- The Admiral, and Trumpeter. °' THE CONSOLATION STAKES. Mr. A. Jones's c.h Harkaway, aged, 12st.J. Holman 1 Mr. P. Merton s b.gMerrylad, 12st 71b Harding 2 Captam Morgan's b.m Bonita, 5 yrs, 10st41b.Meany 0 Johnsons b.g Halnaker, G yrs, lOst 41b Griffiths 0