MONEY MARKET.—THURSDAY. Quarter-past Twelve. .I (; THE RATE OF DISCOUNT. The Directors the Bank of England, at their weekly Court, this morning, made no alteration in the Rate of Discount. The Stock Exchange Markets present no new feature. Dealing is not of sufficient extent to cause any movement of importance, the settlement absorbing attention. The Home Funds are unaltered at the recent decline, which was attributed to the prospects of dearer money. Foreign Bonds show firmness, partly from the operations of speculators and in some measure responding to the Paris Bourse the prevalence of oversales has, however, been noticeable. American Securities are steady. The changes in English Railways are few, and attract little attention. There is, however, some dissatisfaction with recent divi- dends and reports of fresh accidents on the northern lines are in circulation, which have a prejudicial effect upon the action of bond fide investors. Telegraph Shares are steady, but some uneasiness is expressed as to the result of the expedition for picking up the cable of 1365. Mis- cellaneous are without any particular change. There is a good demand for money, with a fair supply; the official minimum is the prevailing rate in the open market for first-class short-dated acceptances. Three Months' Bills will not be negotiated by the brokers without advanced rate, arising from the impression that money will speedily be dearer. Under these circumstances bills have been brought in greater number to the Bank of England, where the Private Securities" had fallen to an unusually low point. Consols are quoted 92! 92i ifor Money and Account. _———
WRECK OF A BARQUE ON THE MIXEN. TWO SEAMEN DROWNED. We have been favoured by Captain Dahne. the German Consulate at this port with the following brief particulars of the wreck of the Triton, on the Mixen Sands at about four this (Friday) morning. The vessel was outward bound from Liverpool to Eckernforde, North Sleswick, with a cargo of salt. She had a crew of nine men on board, all told. The weather had been exceedingly boisterous since leaving Liverpool, and the vessel after drifting about channel anchored on Thursday evening at Lundy Island. The weather during Thursday increased to a gale, and the vessel was driven from her anchorage, and becoming un- manageable drifted on the Mixen where she soon began to settle down and break up. Seven of the ere ar took to the rigging, and were subsequently rescued by a steam-tug (name at present unknown) but the cook and another sea- man persisted in taking to a boat, in defiance of the posi- tive orders of the captain, and were drowned.
THE CROPS IN SOUTH WALES. — The inclement weather of the past few weeks has materially damaged the crops in the agricultural parts of Glamorganshire. There is still a large quantity of hay lying out in the neighbourhood of Llantrissant and Cowbridge, where hundreds of acres are spoiling, owing to the scarcity of manual labour and the continual rains. The average yield is about two tons per acre. A great deal of wheat is so damaged by the wet that machines are useless in cutting it. THE WELSH STEAM-COAL COLLIERS.—A conference of masters and men of arbitration pits of Rhondda Valley took place on Wednesday, at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff; Mr. D. Davies, of the Ocean Steam-coal Collieries, in the chair. The hauliers of the steam-coal collieries of the Rhondda Valley applied for an advance of one shilling per day, on the ground that the house-coal colliers re- ceived six shillings and sixpence per day, whereas, they only received five shillings and sixpence. The masters refused, because, were the grant made, it woudl break the award entered into between them and the men, at the close of the late strike. Upon this the men gave a month's notice, and though they did not in a body state that they would leave work on Saturday, yet many indi- vidually said that some of the men would do so. HEAVY PENALTY FOR EXPOSING BAD MEAT.-At the Shrewsbury Police-court, a butcher named William Jones, was charged for exposing for sale on a stall in the General Market, 11 pieces of pork which were unfit far human food. The meat was seized on Saturday last by the police, and afterwards condemned and destroyed. The magis- trates fined the defendant B22, and 16s. 6d. costs or, in default on month's imprisonment, with hard labour. The magistrates cautioned the defendant as to the future, and told him that he had rendered himself liable to a penalty of £220. The Echo says Some of the actors in the great Bank forgery were no novices in their so-called art." It now transpires that their careers as forgers have been long and full of events. Macdonnell and Austin Bidwell were con- cerned in 1871 in a forgery on the Bank of Ireland, which they effected by altering £ 3 into £ 3,000. Shortly after- wards they proceeded to Manchester, and obtained a large sum fraudulently from Messrs. Heywood. They then went to the Continent, and by forged letters of introduc- tion netted £ 8,000. Returning to England, they subse- sequently sailed for Buenos Ayres, where they were successful in obtaining £ 10,000 by means of a forged letter of credit from the London and Westminster Bank. As to Noyes the innocent clerk, it appears that he was only recently released from New Jersey prison, where he was confined for uttering a forged cheque. Such enter- prise at large was dangerous. TERRIBLE ACCIDENT.—A terrible disaster has occurred at Busto Arsizio, in the province of Milan. In the Via Santa-Croce existed a house belonging to a church of that name, and which had remained empty for a long time, the last tenant having left, refusing to pay any rent, as it was insecure. The cure, Father Biotti, being unwilling to spend money on the place, and desiring to turn it to account, opened it as a school for the religious instruction of young girls. On the evening of the 17th, about 100 of these, of from fifteenl to eighteen years of age, were as- sembled on the first and second stories. All at once the floors gave way, and the unfortunate pupils feel in a heap, mingled with the beams and rubbish. Six were taken ont dead, and some twenty more seriously injured. The priest, to whose cupidity the accident is attributed, immediately took to flight, but a warrant for his arrest has been issued. THE TICHBORNE CASE.-At the commencement of yesterday's proceedings in the Tichborne case, the Lord Chief Justice intimated that all the Court could do was to recommend the payment of the defendant's witnesses, and that could not be done until the conclusion of the case. Richard Henry Moore, pharmaceutical chemist, said in August, 1852, he dressed a jagged wound in Arthur Orton's face, which the latter got by a fall from a pony. The scar of that wound would be indelible. There was no such scar on defendant's face, and de- fendant was not Arthur Orton. Several other wit- nesses from Wapping were then examined. They knew Arthur Orton in his younger days, and said the de- fendant was not the same. The last witness of the day was John Woolnough, stationer, of Norwood, who said he was at the gold diggings at Reedy Creek in 1869. He saw Arthur Orton frequently in a butcher's shop, kept by Mr McManns, and knew him, altogether, about a year Defendant was not Artrur Orton. In cross-ex- amination the witness admitted certain points of resem- blance between the Orton he knew and the defendant. The Court then adjourned. b A LADY COMMITTED FOR TRIAL FOR THEFT. At the Southport police-court, on Wednesday, before a full bench of magistrates, Mrs. Mary Parry, a lady visitor to Southport, who is a resident of Shrewsbury, was charged with stealing a jet bracelet, the property of Mr. Green- berry, jet manufacturer, of Southport. The case was one of special interest, and the court was crowded. It ap- peared that on Saturday the prisoner went to prosecutor's shop to purchase a jet bracelet. Several were shown by &Ir. Oliver, an assistant, and among them was a medal- lion bracelet, on which was carved a figure head of the late Charles Dickens. The prisoner purchased a brace- let, valued at 13s., and left the shop. After she had gone, the assistant missed the Charles Dickens" bracelet, which was marked 36s. Mr. Oliver did not know the prisoner, but he gave information of the robbery to the police, describing the lady who had been shown the trinkets. On Monday, while walking on the promenade, the assistant (Oliver) saw Mrs, Parry walking, and he followed her to her lodgings, in Adelaide-street. Next tnorning a constable went to the said lodgings and made enquiries. Prisoner denied having stolen the Dickens bracelet, and, during a conversation in her bed-room, requested to leave the room for a few moments. On her return she was removed to the police-station and charged Mth larceny. On a subsequent examination of the Water-closet tap, the bracelet was found. Mr. Ashton, at the conclusion of the evidence, said it would be idle for him to prolong the painful enquiry at present. Prisoner Pleaded guilty, and was committed for trial at the Kirk- <*ale Sessions. On application being made for bail the Magistrates fixed it at £ 100. TRAGEDY IN THE WATERLOO ROAD, LONDON.—A Rocking occurence took place very early yesterday, Thursday, morning at the Hero of Waterloo public-house, lh the Waterloo-road, owned Dy Mr. William Wagstaff. A woman about forty years of age has been employed as housekeeper there, and for the past two years she has oeen keeping company with a guard named Wynjj, em- ployed on the London and South Western Railway. Wyng has been a frequent visitor at the house, spending oat of his spare time there, and latterly it is suppose ^at he became jealous. At all events, some coolness fisted between them. Last night, at about eight o clock, W>ng visited the Hero of Waterloo, and for a.tun* re- gained drinking in the bar, conversing with the people *here in the usual manner. A few minutes before mia- ?'8ht the employes began to clear out the house. Wyng still remained drinking, and when the trageay Occurred the place was almost emptied of its regular He observed the woman entering tne j^r-parlour, and suddenly sprang over the co^nter an excited manner, and entered the room in. foment three or four shots were heard in qmcK Recession, and a shriek of the woman. One of the men ^ployed in Mr. Wagstaff's establishment at £ to the bar parlour, when the poor woman was fo«nd on the ground with two pistol shots in her nsck fro^ ^ichthe bl £ >d was issuing profusely. He at Wce^enaM.^ *<>Ured to seized Wvne, who was standing a £ and when the attempt was made to secure hun °nce turned the revolver on himself, and fired a Bh°tath oni.i»w.y, f "JKf^Mwowhile the p»li» who found to b. Neighbourhood, hut no trace of could be •
LATEST NEWS. THE EMPEROR WILLIAM. VIENNA, August 27, Evening. The Emperor William left Gastein early this morning. The place was festively decorated. All the notables there assembled on the terrace, the ladies presenting nosegays. The Emperor conversed a considerable time with Court Beust. The Prince of Servia and suite arrived here by steamer early this morning. THE STATE OF SPAIN. MADRID, August 27, Eveninz. A meeting of the majority will probably be held to- morrow. The Constitutional Committee will sit to-day. BARCELONA, August 26. The trial by court-martial of the artillerymen who lately mutinied at} the Atarazanas Barracks was con- cluded to-day. Twelve men were condemned to death, and 30 transportation for life. Yesterday the Carlists issued a decree prohibiting under pain of death railway communication with France. Under a similar penalty the repair of the line or the telegraph wire is forbidden. THE CARLISTS. BAYONNA, August 28. According to Carlist advices Don Carlos has issued & manifesto in the form of a letter to his brother, the Infante Don Alphonso. The official journal of Don Carlos announces that the Bishop of Urgellen, in Catalonia, has paid a visit to the Pretender in his camp. As soon as Vergara was captured the Carlists destroyed the monument raised in honour of the treaty formerly made between Espartero and Maroto. The Carlist junta of Navarre have replaced all the bridges and viaducts destroyed by General Nouvilas. Of the 30 towns in Guipuzcoa, only five are Republian. A band of 1500 Carlists entered Segorbe, raised a con- tribution, and shot five Republicans and the curt Galieren. Afterwards they proceeded unopposed towards the town of Navajos. THE INSURGENTS AT CARTHAGENA. PORT VENDRES, August 28. Spanish advices received here state that Colonel Pernas has the command of the column of Carthaginian in- surgents, which is watching from the neighbouring heights the movements of the besieging forces. The in- surgent leaders Galvez and Tomaset make sortes from the town without opposition, and have levied a con- tribution of 16,000 reals upon La Union. The Carlists have secret agent at Carthagena, who are in communication with the insurgents. The latter have not released the 1500 convicts in the prisons, although it was rumoured that they had done so but they have de- termined to liberate them should a necessity arise for so doing. At present they do not require them, as their forces are surperior in number to those of General Campos. The Socialists of Valencia and Murcia have incorporated themselves with the Carlist bands of Albacete and also at Jumilla, and the two parties number 500 men. In the new municipality of Madrid there are 20 wine shop keepers. The volunteers of Barbasto have been disarmed by order of the Governor. General Hidalgo has offered to resign with the object of obtaining a settlement of the artillery question; General Sanches Bergua has requested to be allowed to go to Gali- cia, and General Pavia to remain at his quarters in Madrid. THE CAPTURE OF ESTELLA. MADRID, August 27.—Little importance is attached in official circles to the capture of Estella by the Carlists, inasmuch as the post held by the troops was only a fortified barrack, garrison by 150 men. General Bregua is making forced marohes to retake Estella, and is operating in con- junction with Santa Pau. ROME, Augnst 28.—The Ministers who are at present absent from their posts will shortly return here. TURIN, August 27.—The King has left for Florence, and Prince Napoleon for France. PRINCE BISMARCK. BERLIN, August 28.-Prince Bismarck will arrive here on Sunday, and remain till the end of the week. THE EMPEROR OF GERMANY. BERLIN, August 27.—Nothing fresh has yet transpired with regard to the visit which the Emperor is expected to pay the Emperor of Austria at Vienna, at the commence- ment of October. DENMARK. COPENHAGEN, August 28. His Majesty King Christian will leave at the beginning of September on his visit to Germany.
iirh£ Cambrian. SWANSEA, AUGUST 29, 18T3. OUR POLICE ARRANGEMENTS. Now that the work of demolition has fairly set in, and all hope of the retention of the old Police Premises in Temple-street must be finally aban- doned, it would be as well to glance at the pro- vision which has been made and is still being made for the future accommodation of our police and fire brigade. We are not now going to discuss the vexed question whether or not it was sound policy on the part of our Council to remove the site of the Police Station from Temple-street. All we would say upon this question is that there has for a long time past been a good deal of diversity of opinion, and its retention and its removal have had strong supporters. We know that the Head Constable (and he is no mean authority) has long since held the opinion that the old Police Station was not suitable for the present requirements of the town, and our Council therefore decided to give up the premises and allow their utilisation as places of business. The growth of the town in every element has of late years been so rapid and extensive, that whether the old premises had or had not been retained, more provision was urgently needed for the business connected with the ad- ministration of justice and police duties generally. Only those who have had experience of the Police Court in Temple-street can form an idea of its utter inadequacy to meet the requirements of the town in the present day; whilst such was its wretched ventilation, that there was just cause for the complaints so frequently made. Had the old Court therefore been retained a very large ex- penditure would have been required to have adapted it to present necessities and the Council. after the most mature and careful consideration and re-consideration, came to the decision that its removal, under all the circumstances, was prefer- able to the expenditure of the large amount which it was admitted upon all hands must have been made, and that without delay. The removal being definitely ordered, what pro- vision has been made to meet the necessities of the case. We can at once dismiss any thought as the Justice Court. The Guildhall, where the bu- siness is now held, is admirably adapted for the purpose; and although at the onset there was some little inconvenience experienced, consequent upon the holding of the County Courts in the same building, all has now been amicably settled, and the whole judicial business provided for. But what are arrangements which have been made for the police and the fire brigade ? At the last meet- ing of the Corporation, Mr. Head-Constable Allison presented a well-maturedand carefully pre- pared report upon this subject. After remarking that the expansion of the town had lately been such as to necessitate the immediate appointment of six additional constables (if we desired to re- tain the Government grant towards the cost of the police force), Mr. Allison very properly recognises the right of the whole suburbs of the town and the outfying districts to the benefits of police supervision. We quite admit that a police station should be situated as near as possible to the scene of outrage; and if such is the case, then surely High-street, Greenhill, and the upper parts of the town have most fairly earned their claims for the erection of police stations in their midst; whilst some localities in the rapidly increasing district known as the Sandfields is rivalling High-street and Greenhill in such respect. We have no pre- cise data upon which to found remarks upon this point of the question, but we think police statis- tics would clearly and unmistakeably prove that for every offence of which the police take cog- nizance, committed in Oxford, Temple, Castle, Wind, and other streets in the heart of the town, at least three are committed either in High-street, Greenhill, the Sandfields, or other outlying dis- tricts. Thin is evidently the principle upon which Mr. Allison basis his report. He therefore recom- mends that in addition to the police station in the Guildhall, (which, by-the-bye contains larger and better accommodation for prisoners than the old station in Temple-street,) that the new police station in High-street should be completed and occupied without further delay, and also that a small station or lock-up for three or four prisoners should be provided in the Sandfields for the more western part of the town generally. We are glad to be able to state that the report of the Head Constable met the cordial and almost unanimous approval of the Council, and its details will be carried out with all practical speed, and thus we believe due provision made for the effectual pro- tection of the property of the whole of the borough. The Fire Brigade is of scarcely less public im- portance than that of police regulation. And it is satisfactory to know that in this respect, too, 1 the alterations made will very materially add to the efficacy of the brigade, and consequently the safety of the public. Of course, there will always be officers on duty at each of the stations, and it is intended to keep the hose-reel in each for use in case of fire. We think, however, that still greater security would be attained if the very excellent suggestion recently made in one columns by an esteemed correspondent under the signature of "R. H. O." were carried into effect. That gentleman suggested that in addition to the keeping of a tire escape, reel-hose, &c., in the various police stations, each station should have a distinguishing alarm bell, so that the fire brigade and public generally could easily recognise in which district of the town the fire had broken out. Should these details be adhered to, it must be self-evident, we think, that they will be found more efficacious in case of need, so far as the whole borough is concerned, than the arrangement of one central station in Temple-street, where it should be remembered, a most lamentable loss of life occurred some few years ago, within some dozen yards of the head-quarters of the police and the fire escape We have now briefly alluded to the new ar- rangements made, or in course of completion for the better organization of the police force and the fire brigade. We have done so in the hope to allay, if possible, the apprehension which is known to exist in some quarters that in case of fire the present arrangements would be found in- adequate to cope with the emergency. We sin- cerely hope a very long time will elapse before any practical test will be afforded but at the same time we have no hesitation in expressing an opinion that did an emergency arise, the arrange" ments made would be found to be at least equal to any yet at command and that eventually when the whole have been completed they will be found more effective than the means which hitherto have been brought to bear in case of fire. Some gen- tlemen, whose opinions are certainly entitled to considerable weight and authority, regret the decision of the Council in the removal of the police station from Temple-street. They are un- questionably sincere in that regret, believing it inimical to the public interests and welfare. On the other hand, the majority of the Council be- lieve otherwise, and they are, of course, equally sincere in their belief that in what they have decided they have only taken those steps which will ultimately promote the public welfare, and add to the protection and security of the inhabi- tants of the borough. Let us hope that such will be the case and when the present spirited lessee of the old police premises site shall have erected the very handsome shops and premises for which the plans have been passed, that whilst no incon- venience or detriment has been occasioned by the removal of the premises, the centre of our town will have been considerably improved and beauti- fied in an architectural point of view, the Cor- poration funds materially augmented, and the outlay made highly remunerative to the pro- prietor. There is only one thing more we would suggest, in conclusion, and that is the carrying of the larger water main, already sanctioned by the Corporation, through Oxford-street and the heart of the town. In case of fire, the absence of water, consequent upon defective mains, or inadequate arrangements as to obtaining a sup- ply, is the most serious obstacle to the speedy arrest of the flames. We hope, therefore, to see the already sanctioned work now alluded to carried out without further delay.
I PUBLIC ANALYST FOR SWANSEA. I What is our Local Board of Health doing that they have not yet appointed a public analyst under the powers of the recently-passed Act of Parlia- ment ? Are the funds of the Corporation at so low an ebb that we cannot afford to pay a properly qualified person for so highly an important office or are all our articles of diet, our drugs, and the many et ceteras of daily consumption so genuine that there is no need for analysis ? We do not accept either of these propositions as a sufficient reason or excuse why the appointment has not been made, and the salutary provisions of the Adulteration Act put in operation. The simple fact is that no member of the Board has made himself sufficiently acquainted with the whole Act as to feel justified in bringing forward the question for discussion in the Council Chamber We can scarcely believe, had the question been properly brought under notice, the Council would have hesitated in the matter, if, indeed, a single valid argument could have been adduced against the appointment. If fever can be traced to the milk supplied from cows fed upon sewage erass or if one-tenth of the ailments which the h flesh is heir to are attributable (as some o^th*1 most eminent medical authorities avpr-N at. i n J • i i co the food we eat and the drinks we drink, surei™ at. r r eiy there is no ground or excuse for further delay A few pounds per annum should not be allowed to weigh for a moment as against the public health At present few, if any, can form the slmhteat ™ tionof what enters the stomach, or what ho^id compounds are passed off upon the innocent and unsuspecting public for the genuine article. way, many of the tradesmen themselves are ignorant of the decoctions which they vend their customers and the great majority, if not, indeed, the whole, would be only too glad to be enlightened upon the point. It was stated as a fact the other dav that upon a sample of pepper being submitted for scientific and analytical examination ther was not a single particle of genuine pepper in the whole parcel. Without endorsing this statement in its entirety, there can be no doubt that the com- petition in wholesale houses is such that adultera- tion is largely resorted to; and not only so, the adulterants are not always harmless and innocent but often most injurious to health. Those selling short weight are liable, and very properly so to heavy penalties but the person selling trashy, or useless, and, it may be, positively injurious, com- pounds for the genuine article now goes "scot 'ot free"—that is, unless the Adulteration Act is adopted-a strange anomaly which our Council would do well to bear in mind. Such being the case, the duty is incumbent upon our Local Board to delay no longer in such a vitally important matter; the public exigencies require it, and all classes would rejoice to see the provisions of the very salutary Act of Parliament put into force in Swansea with all practical speed. Had not the L" >;islature seen the imperative necessity of some suh Act, it would never have been passed, and r ;ir Council should no longer hesitate or allow the bug-bear cost" to stand in the way of such a public duty. What we should like to see would be that a duly qualified man (and we have more than one in Swansea eminently suitable for the office) should be appointed at a small salary, who would occasionally purchase samples with the view of analysis, but who would be content to examine samples brought him by others for so small a fee as to bring the intentions of the Act within the reach of all-even the poorest—for it is the poorest who need the greatest protection. What- ever plan may be adopted, the benefit of those who cannot afford to take care of themselves in this matter should be prominently kept in view. The Act to which we refer has been practically tested in several large cities and towns with the most salutary effect. Why should Swansea be a quarter of a century behind other places in these matters affecting the health and comfort of the people. The question is one of paramount im- portance and urgent necessity it will not brook further delay, and the Council, or as it is now termed, the Sanitary Authority, will not properly discharge its functions until it has appointed a duly qualified man whose duty it shall be to do what he can to ensure us unadulterated food and drink.
FLOWER SHOWS.- The time is not so long distant when a flower show in Swansea would have been regarded as one of the far-famed dreams of Utopia, and any one bold enough to have suggested such an expedient deemed fit and fit only for the Britonferry lunatic asylum. When copper smoke, patent fuel smoke, brick smoke, and all the other smokes, were allowed to poison and vitiate the atmosphere, neither flowers nor fruit were supposed to be able to grow or vegetate. We have not reached those halcyon days when all manufacturers are compelled to consume their smokes, nor do we desire to see the day when strict prohibition should be placed upon all who de- sire to establish works in our midst; but it should be remembered that there is the greater credit in the rearing and cultivation of beautiful flowers and the growth of choice fruits in the midst of these difficulties than if we resided in a warm genial atmosphere, free from smokes and other deleterious vapours. It would be vastly more creditable, for instance, to grow a splendid rose in Kilvey or St. Thomas than in Bath or Cheltenham, or to pro- duce a lucious peach or nectarine in Morriston. than in Sketty or Fynone. The great object of flower shows is to induce competition in the rearing of choice specimens of the beautiful and the necessary in floriculture and horticulture, and if in so doing difficulties have to be overcome so much the greater credit. Probably there are but few districts in the kingdom where floricultural and horticultural shows are more needed than in Swansea. They tend to elevate and refine, not only those who cul- tivate the specimens, but all who behold them, and it is with much regret, therefore, that we hear that the last show at Swansea was, in a pecuniary point of view, quite a failure. It resulted in a loss to the committee and hon. secretaries of about j330, which, added to a deficiency of about B20 the previous year, now makes the indebtedness of the committee about £50. Our friends in Neath seem to have fared even much worse. They were more san- guine of success than Swansea, and launched out into matters and speculations which Swansea did not dare venture to hint at. They, too, offered more substantial prizes for competition, and, let us honestly add, deserved more success than more cautious and more timid Swansea. What has been the result We are credibly informed the committee and hon. secretaries of that Society have to deplore a financial loss of about J6100 on the last show. It must be at once obvious that the Flower Shows, either at Swansea or Neath, cannot be kept up under such cir- cumstances as these. There must be a radical change somewhere if these charming exhibibitions are to be yearly continued. We should be sorry to believe that we have seen the last of them, or to have the impression forced upon us that the love for the beautiful is fast dying out in our midst. Is not this financial failure due to other causes, and is not the want of success attributable to the fact that very large expenses have been incurred in ulterior objects? Have not, in fact, our so-called Floricultural and Horticultural Shows been more Band Shows" than flower shows ? In our infancy we cannot bear the weight of manhood; and in these young days of our shows we cannot expect to be able to defray the enormous expense of some JS60 or JB70 or £80 to get a military or naval band from some distant place. The great bulk of the people cannot appreciate this high- class music. We think if one-half of the cost of these bands had been appropriated to increase the prizes offered for competition, and a good local band engaged, the result would have been far different. The price of admission to the show could then have been materially reduced, and thus it could be made more popular. We throw out these hints for the consideration of the committee on a future occasion. Meanwhile, something must be done to retrieve the position of the society, and to pay off the debts due to the committee and the hon. secretaries, for it should not be permitted that after so much time and attention has been paid to carrying out the show that those gentlemen should be losers to such a heavy amount. We would suggest that an autumnal show of flowers and fruits should be held in the Music Hall, to which should be added a concert in the evening in order to defray ex- penses. We believe that our local vocalists and instru- mentalists would willingly-lend their aid in this matter, and if the expenses were kept down to the smallest point, and the show and concert made popular by low charges for admission, that the very heavy losses could be made good, and thus the society start with clear books next year.
fatal CAUTION.—A Southwark grocer has been fined 25 and 4s. 6d. cost: for selling mustard adulterated with flour and turmeric. SHIPPING CASUALTY.—Milford, Aug. 27.-The Deux Ames lugger, from Runcorn for Swansea, put in here yes- terday. She has since been in collision with the Maria brig, and carried away her mizen-mast and sustained damage. Loss OF A SWANSEA VESSEL. —A telegram dated New York, Aug. 26, says :-The Faith of Swansea (Clousen), has been totally wrecked at Cascumpeque, Prince Edward Island. No details are given in the telegram beyond the mere fact of the loss of the vessel. ELECTION INTELLIGENCE.—Major Courtenay Mansel, son of the late Mansel Phillips, Esq., of Coedgain, and Sketty Hall, Swansea, has been invited to contest Car- marthenshire in the Conservative interest. We believe the Major's preliminary address will be shortly pub- lished. The London Gazette, of Friday, contains the usual no- tification that the Queen has been pleased to direct Let- ters Patent to be passed under the Great Seal, granting the dignity of a Baron of the United Kingdom to the Right Hon. Henry Austin Bruce, by the name, style, and title of Baron Aberdare, of Duffryn, in the county of Glamorgan. ST. SWITHIN'S.—The experience of this year, writes a. correspondent, has furnished triumphant testimony as to the accuracy of the St. Swithin legend. It will be remem- bered that the 15th of July was showery, and subsequent observation has shown that, out of the 37 days which have passed since the festival of the saint, rain has fallen on 35. PONTABDULAIS,—PRESENTATION OF A GOLD WATCH.— On Monday evening the 25th inst., Mr. Henry Edmund, manager of Grovesend Colliery, was presented by the Messrs. Miller, at their residence, near Bridgend, with an elegant gold hunter watch, bearing the following inscrip- tion Miller, Sons, and Co., to Henry Edmund, a „_k of their high appreciation of his services as mana- ger of their Grovesend Colliery: Aug. 8th, 1873." PENCLAWDD.—SCHOOL-BOARD.—As there was not a rum present, no Board-meeting could take place. Two members only (the chairman and vice-chairman), and the clerk put in an appearance. The architect also had brought plans of the new schools for submission, but as there was not a regular meeting, no formal resolution upon that matter could be adopted. The plans were, however, favourably considered by the members, in their private and individual capacities. LATEST FOREIGN ARRIVALS.— The Sabo, Cagliari, 550 tons zinc ore, Richardson and Co. Pierre Marie, from Pontrieux, 38 tons 8 cwt. black oats, B. R. Harvey. Philomene, from Nantes, 1,100 sacks of flour, B. R. Har- vev The Minerva, with a cargo of white oats for B. R. Harvey. Adele, from Bilbao, 190 iron, order. Gloria de Portugal from Oporto, 410 copper ore, Richardson and Co Edgar, from Perra Blanca, 700 copper ore, order. T ,WNN from Bilbao, 70pitwood, 2 casks red wine, Poing- and Mesnier. Russell, from Porman, 1,200 iron e Landore Siemens' Steel Co. Nostro Padre, from Oran 700 iron ore, for Cardiff; 100 tons esparto grass, 0RASCHOONER RUN DOWN IN SWANSEA HARBOUR.— A 0i,rht o'clock on Monday morning, as the schooner K0fh of Fowey (Capt. Jenkins), from Par, laden with copper ore, was entering the harbour, and when just ^gt pier, at Swansea, by some unaccountable m!!T. was run into by the Glasgow steamer Clutha (Capt. S tmln) which was just going out. The steamer rtraclc the schooner in the main rigging, and the latter, otm,t two minutes' after being struck, sank. The crew about tw • and the water in the channel not be- ing of sufficient depth to submerge the whole, they were telen from their perilous position by a boat which put out from the quay, and landed all in safety. OpnWING OF THE NEW WESLETAN CHAPEL.—The and commodious Wesleyan Chapel, erected in handrom the of a dense and rapidly- iwS neSbourhood, was. opened yesterday (fhu £ flavlmorning, under very auspicious circumstances: The weather it is true, was unpropitious, which probably prevented a larger attendance But the whole arrange- ments were most satisfactorily carried out. A service was held at seven o'clock in the morning, whilat at eleven nrinciDal service commenced, the sermon under- SlS by the Rev. Mr. Parks, the principal of the WWevan body. The discourse was a most able and t^lllncr one and was listened to with profound attention. The collection amounted to over £ 25. In the afternoon a cold collation was served in the Schoolroom, being neath the chapel, at which there was a most respectable Catherine. After the repast addresses were delivered by the President and other friends. Services in connection with the opening will be held on Sunday next and Sun- day week, and will include a sermon from the very able and revered former pastor, the Rev. T. Burton. THE CATHOLIC POOR SCHOOLS.-It will be seen by advertisement that a concert is to given at the schools at Greenhill on Wednesday next, in aid of the school funds. We are informed that a most attractive programme is an- nounced and that in addition to well-known vocalists of local celebrity, Mr. Hodges's company engaged with his diorama of Ireland have kindly promised their services. THE MUSICAL MONTHLY.—The September numbers of this popular serial, published by Messrs. Enoch and Sons, of New Oxford-street, London, fully sustains the reputa- tion already attained. The fact that the numbers are edited by Sir Julius Benedict is a sufficient guarantee that only first class music is admitted. The publishers announce a very important addition in their future num- bers, viz., the insertion of one or more pieces of more easy execution. This is in compliance with a desire expressed by a large number of subscribers, and the arrangement is doubtless a most judicious one. We can have no hesitation in heartily recommending both the songs and the piano- forte parts for the month of September to the musical public. MUMBLES. —A demonstration took place at the Mumbles, in connection with the Oystermouth Lodge, No. 30, of the Independent Order of Good Templars, on Wednesday last. Notwithstanding the rain which fell at intervals during the afternoon, the members including visitors from Swansea to the number of about 300, paraded the village in their regalia. A public tea meeting was held in the British School at half-past 4. At 7.30 p.m. a lecture was delivered by Mr. Charles Bent, of Manchester, in the National school-room (kindly lent by the Vicar) to an audience of over 500 persons. The meeting was ably presided over by Dr. Rowlings, of Swansea. The above lodge which has only been in existence fix months, has rapidly increased in numbers, there being now about 240 members. THE WELSH FREEHOLD COAL AND IRON COMPANY (LIMITED).—The annual general meeting of this company was held on Wednesday last on the estate. After in- specting the new branch, nearly completed, from the South Wales Mineral Railway, and viewing the under- ground workings, a number of the directors and share- holders assembled at Pellenna House, when the usual business of similar meetings was done. The shareholders present expressed themselves thoroughly satisfied with the great value of the property, and stated their in- tention to increase their stakes in the concern. They also passed a vote of thanks to the Board for the ener- getic manner in which they had proceeded with the development of the property, and to Mr. W. Mainwaring, their manager on the estate, for the admirable way in which he has carried out the works. The Company will in a few days be sending 100 tons per day to market. Loss OF THE ABEONA.—" New York, Tuesday.—The Steamer Alabama sank the Abeona, on the night of the 4th August, off InnishtrahulL Only three persons were saved." The Abeona mentioned in this telegram is believed to be a vessel belonging to Liverpool, which was on the homeward passage from Montreal when the acci- dent occurred. It is stated that her owner was aboard at the time, and that the crew were nearly all foreigners. The telegram does not mention the names of the persons who were saved. We regret to hear that amongst the seamen drowned was a son of Mr. Ace of Page-street -a promising young man 21 years of age. The vessel was expected home daily, and we understand that the father had gone to Gloucester to meet his son when news of the disaster arrived. EXCURSION TO PEMBROKE DOCK AND TENBY.—These times, when disagreements between mastersamtworkmen seem to be the rule rather than the exception, it is very pleasant to have to note a case of evident good feeling and harmony, such as we find exists between the ma- nagers and workmen of the Millbrook Iron Company, Landore, and of the practical form taken by the managers in order to shew their appreciation of their men's conduct. On Monday last the whole of the employes of this firm, together with the wives (of those who fortunately had them), were gratuitously treated to an excursion to Pembroke Dock and Tenby. The day was magnificently fine, and the facilities afforded by these places for a day's enjoyment were well availed of-if we may judge from the satisfaction with the day's outing expressed by all— every one returning home seemingly well pleased with himself and his manager. We must not forget to men- tion also that each one had been supplied with the means of liberally providing for the inner man—a not unim- portant thing on such occasion. PRESENTATION. -On Thursday evening, the 21st inst., a number of the employes of the Landore Siemen's Steel Company met at the Commercial Hotel, Landore, for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to Mr. J. H. Har- greaves, who has recently left the service of the Company. The chair was taken by Mr. C. Thornton. who said that he derived a double pleasure from being present, He had known Mr. Hargreaves for close upon ten years, and had always esteemed him as a most agreeable and intelli- gent associate, both in and out of business, and he re- gretted that Mr. Hargreaves had now left them. The testimonial consisted of a Gold Watch for Mrs. Hargreaves, and a Cameo Scarf Pin for Mr. Hargreaves. The Chair- man, in presenting them, expressed for himself and the subscribers a sincere hope that the recipients might live long to wear them, and assured Mr. Hargreaves that the gift was accompanied with hearty good wishes for his success in business and continued domestic happiness. Mr. Hargreaves responded in a speech of much feeling, and expressed his heartfelt thanks for both the gift and good wishes that came with it. He said that no man could feel otherwise than greatly honoured in receiving such a mark of esteem from those with whom he had associated, and the remembrance of this event would afford him the highest gratification. Various songs and toasts followed, and a very agreeable evening was spent. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS. —The Division Lists of the Oxford Local Examinations held last June were published on Saturday, for both junior and second candi- dates. The number of candidates who have appeared in the senior list is 243, of whom 22 appear in the first divi- sion, 39 in the second, and 182 in the third. The number of candidates examined this year was 473, the same as that of last year, while the number of those who have passed this year, and have, therefore, obtained the title of Associate in Arts, is 243, as compared with 267 in 1872. Of the junior candidates, 709 have passed this year out of 1,116. In 1872 only 546 passed, out of 1,082. This shows a satisfactory improvement. The following candi- i dates passed in Swansea this year :—Seniors. — Third i Division L. A. C. Declaux and L. A. L. Evans (Rev. J. 1 G. Gauntlett, M.A.), E. A. Gribbon (W. G. Gribbon, 1 Swansea), L. T. E. Potter (G. G. Sutherland, Swansea), i Arthur Macken (National School, Pembroke Dock), H. R. Parton (H. Shrewbrooks, Cardiff).—Juniors.- Second < division C. G. Higginson (Rev. J. G. Gauntlett), T. B. Watkins (R. Linn, Llanelly) third division: E. C. Curtis and John S. Lefeaux (W. G. Gribbon, Swansea), D. G. Davies and M. W. Davies (Rev. J. R. D. Colston, Oystermouth), S. T. Evans (Rev. J. G. Gauntlett, M.A.), F. A. Danes and F. E. Evans (R. Linn, Llanelly), Arthur V. Heath and H. L. Roberts (H. Shrewbrooks, Cardiff). There were 25 candidates, and 17 passed, leaving 8 fail- ures, of whom 2 were girls. DEATH OE MB. THOMAS BULLIN.-The public will hear with much regret of the death of Mr. Thomas Bullin or as he was more familiarly called "Tom Bullin," which took place at his private residence in Bellevue-street on Tuesday morning, in the 68th year of his age. Al- though not a native of Swansea he has lived amongst us for nearly 30 years, and his bonhommie and pleasantry were such as to secure him almost universal respect and to gain for him a large number of sincere and ardently attached friends, may we question whether Tom Bullin had a single enemy, or on his part felt a spark of animosity towards a single human being. Previous to settling in Swansea he leased nearly the whole of the toll gates in South Wales, and was the lessee of most of them at the time of the disturbances known as the Rebecca riots," when attempts were made to abolish toll-gates in the Principality by force. The career of deceased was somewhat chequred iu its character, and the various epi- sodes of his life saw him in all phases of prosperity and adversity-from his carriage and his well-known stud of hunters, and blood stock, to the less opulent side of transactions, through all of which, however, the old spirit and pluck of the Nimrod never left him to the last. In- tensely fond of all field sports, he was never happier than when engaged therein, and by none were these sports more thoroughly enjoyed than by himself. He was at Neath on Thursday, attending the letting of the market tolls, and it is thought the took cold there, which led to the congestion of the lungs that ended in his death, which, though somewhat sudden, was not altogether expected. IRELAND AT THE MUSIC HALL. — The concluding nights of this admirable entertainment are now announced. Notwithstanding the success which has attended Mr. Hodges's new enterprise, he is reluctantly compelled to terminate the exhibition of his magnificent Diorama on Tuesday next. This (Friday) evening Miss Florence Leslie, the charming mezzo-soprano, takes her benefit, under distinguished patronage, when a crowded house may be safely predicted. To-morrow (Saturday) there will be a mid-day performance for visitors from a distance, and for the benefit of those who cannot avail themselves of the even- ing representation. At night a most popular programme is arranged with additional novelties. Monday is set apart for the benefit of Mr. Teddy O'Lynn, the versatile Irish comedian and Tuesday is signalized as the benefit of the popular comedienne, Miss Carry Henry, who has a host of admirers, and with her special appeal the diorama sea- son closes. It is to the credit of the numerous and respec- table company which Mr. Hodges has organized to illus- trate Irish song and character in connection with his ex- quisite pictures—that they recognise his sterling worth as a manager and a friend by giving him a complimentary benefit at a concert at the Music-hall on Thursday evening next, when we are sure numerous friends will rally round him and give him a bumper house. Up to the present time the Music-hall has been filled with crowded and de- lighted audiences, who have emphatically borne testimony to the high character of the entertainment provided for them by Mr. Hodres. A PRESENTATION TO FREDERICK CLARKSON, ESQ.' COLLECTOR OF INLAND REVENUE, SWANSEA.—On the 23rd inst. the supervisors and officers of Swansea Collection assembled at the Inland Revenue office for the purpose of presenting a testimonial to Frederick Clarkson, Esq., on his removal from Swansea to Bath, as a token of esteem and in recognition of the impartial and courteous manner in which he invariably performed his various duties. The chair was filled by Mr. Backlow, supervisor of Llandilo, who in a neat and appropriate speech made the presentation. It consisted wf a massive and beauti. fully designed time-piece, which bore the following inscription:—" Presented to F. Clarkson, Esq., by the officials of all grades in Swansea district as a mark of their esteem and regard." In addition to the above a very handsome brooch was presented to Mrs. Clarkson Mr. Clarkson, in reply, thanked the subscribers for the very handsome articles presented to him and Mrs Clarkson. He gratefully accepted them and should prize them very higldy not so m*ch for their intrinsic value as for the expression of good will and feeling manifested towards him and Mrs. Clarkson. He had alwav* endeavoured to act impartially to all, and it afforded hui leaTO1«.t0 Jnd his efforts had been appreciated, at the same tune he never anticipated snch tiontt ° £ apprQlmti0*. After the^>resenta- tion had been made Mr. Clarkson invited the deputation to a dqeuner at his residence whsre the company was hospitably regaled. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—In consequence of the very heavy rain on Sunday last, it was thought necessary to adjourn the Sunday Schools Anaual Services at Mount Pleasant Chapel to Sunday next, when sermons will be preached morning and evening and an address delivered in the afternoon, by the popular pastor, the Rev. James Owen, several modern selections of music will be sung by the children. MB. BRINLEY RICHARDS' NEW ANTHEM. — The new anthem by Mr. Brinley Richards just published by Messrs. Cocks and Co., New Burlington-street, London, promises to become as popular as any written by the well-know. author. The words are written by Mr. S. C. Hall, and are very appropriate. The work in every part shows the 8*~ ^nd ability of the author. Portions of it are some- what difficult of execution in consequence of the light and s ade of the music, upon the proper rendering of which much of the effect of the whole piece depends. The choruses are effective and pleasing, and on the whole the work cannot fail to meet with general approval, and to enhance the already well-earned popularity of the author. Messrs. Cocks and Co., have published both music and words in a cheap and attractive form. THE SOUTH WALES COLLIEBS.-In the Rhondda Vale the house coal colliers, numbering some 4,000 men, have been on strike during the past three weeks in consequence of the refusal of the masters to pay the same rate of wages for the imperial ton adopted in pursuance of the Mines Regulation Act as that which they had been pay- ing for the long ton of 20cwt. The employers insisted upon a re-adj nstment of the wage-rate proportionate to the reduction in the quantity of the ton, and the men thereupon appealed for assistance to the Executive Coun- cil of the Amalgamated Association of Miners. The Council, however, considered the demand unjustifiable, and declined to support it. On Saturday a meeting of miners, representing nearly all the house coal collieries in the Rhondda Valley, was held at Porth, and a resolu- tion was adopted in favour of a resumption of work on the masters' terms. It is expected that shortly work will be resumed in the whole of the pits. DIABOLICAL ATTEMPT TO UPSET A TRAIN ON THE SOUTH WALES RAILWAY.—On Thursday evening, shortly before the up mail from Carmarthen was due at Gower- road, the driver of a goods train running on the down line perceived an obstruction on the up rails between Cockett and Gower-road. He at once increased his speed to the next station, where he gave an alarm, and steps were taken to detain the mail, then overdue, while searchers went back to the spot named. It was then discovered that some spare rail chairs" had been deliberately fitted and fixed on the up rails, with the view of throwing the mail train off the line, a catastrophe which must inevit- ably have happened had not the diabolical attempt been so providentially discovered. The train was delayed for some considerable time during the removal of the obstruc- tions, the miscreants having fixed the chairs" inversely on the rails so as to render removal by the life-guard" of the engine impossible. A THEATRICAL DISPUTB.-At the Liverpool Assizes on Saturday, the case of Langley v. Price came on for hearing, Mr. Charles Russell, Q.C., and Mr. Lupton were the council for the plaintiff; Mr. Holker, Q.C., and Mr. R. G. Williams were for the defendant. The plaintiff was a theatrical artist," in Liverpool, who, in company with a Mr. French, since dead, engaged from the defen. dant, at jE7 10s. a week, the circus at Swansea, for the purpose of giving a theatrical entertainment there, and he brought this action for an alleged breach of an engage- ment on the part of the defendant to erect sufficient stage and material for scenery indispensable for the en. tertainment. He stated that he had collected a company together from London and other towns, and advertised the first performance of The Electric Spark, in which a great number of stars" in all departments were to ap. pear on the 16th ef September, when the defendant failed to complete the stage, and the opening of the theatre was thus prevented, although a large audience had collected outside. The same thing happened again on the 17th, and in the end the performance had to be given up and the company dispersed, to the great expense and loss of the plaintiff. Before the case was heard out it was agreed that the plaintiff should have a verdict forJ £ 175 in full settlement of all claims bettween the parties. THE GAS QUESTION.-The half-yearly meeting of the Wolverhampton Gas Company was held on Tuesday, when the report of the directors stated that the income would permit a dividend at the rate of 5 per cent. per annum. The report further stated that, notwithstanding the advanced prices of coal, the directors had resolved not to increase the price of gas, at all events during the present year. During the interval between this and the preceding meeting the usual alterations and repairs at the company's two gas manufacturing stations had been going forward, and the directors had every confi- dence that the entire plant is in so good a working state as to enable them to meet any unexpected demand that might arise. The chairman in moving the adoption of the report stated that the cost of coal was very high, and to some the prospects appeared only favourable to higher quotations still, he considered, in the present condition of trade, it was too excessive to be permanent, and would eventually recede. The chairman concluded by express- ing an opinion that the directors desired to behave liber. allly not only to the shareholders, but also to the public generally. (Hear, hear.) The report was then adopted and passed. The price of Gas at Wolverhamton is not given in the report, but whatever it is the directors do not avail themselves of the rise in the price of coals, labour, &c., to advance the price of gas to the consumers. The shareholders, moreover, are content with a dividend of 5 per cent. per annum—whereas the Swansea share- holders receive 10 per cent. and 7-j per cent., and are ap- parently not content with that—as it is intended (that is if the Corporation will sanction it)-to increase the price of lighting, extinguishing, &c., by 50 per cent., or an addition to the public expenses for lights to the tune of some J3300 a year. THE TIN-PLATE TRADE AND THE MASTERS' UNION.— At a meeting of tin-plate manufacturers, held last week at the Cameron Arms Hotel, Swansea, George B. Strick, Esq., pro tem., was voted to the chair, and told the meet- ing that in Carmarthenshire an association had been formed of all the tin-plate makers, who had met and arranged a list of prices of labour, and appointed a chair- man, and agreed upou rules for their government. Mr. Strick excused himself taking the chair as he belonged to the adjoining county. Mr. Edward Bagot was then voted to the chair. The following representatives of works at- tended :E. Bagot, Upper Forest Works, chairman; Amman Iron and Tin-plate Company, Landore Tin-plate Company, Beaufort Tin-plate Company, HenryStrickand Co., B. Conway and Co., Daniel Whitehouse, R. B. Byass and Co., The Governor and Co., Cwmavon Grif- fiths, Swan Village Cwmfelin Tin-plate Company, Mor- riston Tin-plate Company, Morewood and Rogers, Old Ca.stle Tin-plate Company, Swansea Tin-plate Company, Pontypool Tin-plate Company, Ynispenllwch Tin-plate Company. It was proposed by Mr. T. D. Daniel, of Mar. gam Works, seconded by Mr. Richard Hughes, of Landore Works, "That an association of tin-plate makers be formed for Glamorganshire." Resolved That the committee be requested to write to all tin-plate makers in Glamorganshire, inviting them to join the association, and to convene a general meeting at as early a date as possible to consider their report." It having been brought to the notice of this meeting that the practice of taking on men without discharges exists in the district, it was proposed by Mr. Martin, seconded by Mr. Jenkins, and resolved, "That this meeting pledges itself not to employ any person without the production of a proper and duly signed discharge note." It was resolved-" That the committee should meet here on Friday next at one o'clock, and that the proprietors of all the works within the dis- trict be requested to bring or send to such meeting a full list of wages paid by them, so as to enable the committee to table the same for the general good." The question of reducing make, or stopping one or more days a week, and sending round information as to notices and strikes, was postponed. It was intimated that the copper smelters and other large employers would probably be glad to join the association. A NEW CHAPEL FOR THE HAFOD.—The memorial stone of a Bible Christian Chapel at Hafod, which will be a branch of Oxford-street Chapel, was laid by Mrs. H. H. Vivian on Monday last. The weather was all that could be desired-in fact the Rev. Mr. Owen remarked it might be called Mrs. Vivian's weather instead of the Queen's weather, as she had been favoured with very gwe.ither in connection with all her works of a similar n a e. T 13 service commenced by the Rev. S. Higman gi vÏe out the well known Wesley's hymn, Jesus thou all rdeeming Lord, &c. Rev. J. Owen then prayed, and a portion of Scripture was read from the 63rd chap. of Isai lh. Mir, Vivian then laid the stone, observing, she thought it was firmly laid, and all present thought she did it admirably, as might be expected, because she is now becoming familiar with such scenes. A bottle was placed underneath the stone containing a paper which stated that the land for the Chapel had been given by Mr. H. H. Vivian, that the stone was laid by Mrs. Vivian; also the names of the circuit minister, the builder, and the trustees, but it was placed under the stone in the hope that no one would ever find it. Mr. Vivian then gave a truly sound suggestive and practical address to the assembly. It was such an address as could only come from one whose mind is under the influence of Christ's teaching, and who is desirous of doing good to others. He observed that he was glad to see churches and chapels multiplying, because the more we had the better for the people. True success depended upon morality, and morality depended upon Christianity. He did not believe in secular teaching only,—what would Wales be without religious teaching. He felt better satis- fied in being connected with the work commenced there that day, than he could be with some other people, whom it would be undesirable to name, because he was convinced that nothing would be taught that was not in harmony with Ged's word. He owed his prosperity and position te God's blessing. Rev. J. Owen said he was pleased to take part in the good work now began. He spoke of the people as a working people, and while the cry was for cnapels at the West-end of Swansea, they had come to the East to build one, and where it was much needed. He spoke of the value of souls, observing the Bible in many places spoke of so saving souls. He gave a thoroughly good speech, and concluded by bidding the speed. Rev. T. Smith said he was not ashamed of his Noncon- formist principles he was glad to be associated with his brethren in their work. It was the glory of Methodism that it had something for every one to do, and he u ged all the people to workf Rev. S..Higm«i there were three good reasons why Mrs. Vivian should lay the me. morial stone of the chapel—first, because M:r« 1 n generously given the land on which to build it; secondly, Because most of those connected with the chapel were em- ployed in Mr. Vivian's works and thirdly, because it was a neighbourhood where a chapel was unquestionably wanted That could not be said of some others about to be built A vote of thanks to Mr. Vivian for giving the land and to Mrs. Vivian for laying the stone, was then proposed by the Rev. S. Higman, seconded by Mr. R. W. Cousens, supported by Rev. J. Snell, and carried with acclamation, Mr. Vivian in acknowledging the vote said they were there net merely from pleasure, but from dutv Masters ought to care for the spiritual welfare of the work, men. He was happy to assist in the good work. The tea meeting was held in the Welsh Chapel, kindlv W Nearly 300 sat down to tea. Public meeting at 7 when seTei2l^dre88e8 wore «lven- P«>ce«ds of the day will over £ 100. 3 06