ICotal intelligence JVT.V.:SHT.—On Wednesday Mr. Edward Strick, Coroner, held inquest at the HUh-street police stitioa, on the body. f an infant an hour and a half old, the child of Thon: > Webb, 37, Jockey street, gas stoker. A verdict of dea* from natural causes was returned. A Dt iCLAiMER. We h i ve been requested by Mr. John Jones, capture reader, Waterloo-street, in this town, to .ta.t. ti it he is not in any way connected with the Thomas Jones v'ho, on being changed at Llandilo some time ago with < aining money uT-der false pretences, erroneously .descr" t himself as "Thomas Jones, scripture reader, Wate (-street, Swansea." TTI LATE MCTIVY 0'.1 BOARD THE CASWELL.—We tinder- iftd that the survivors of the crew of the Swan- Ilea b, j Ie Caswell and the widows of the deceased have recei- litferent sum, of money to relieve their distress and t > nake something like provision for them. The ande risers at Voyd's have remitted to Mrs. Bes widow f the captain, a cheque for JE125 to Mrs. Wilson, the of the first mate (who has a family of five or si children to support), £225; to the carpenter, Macg< .'H', and Dunne £:!5 each and to elch of the two appn ices, £20. The underwriters still hold in hand a sum f £150, because Carrick, who, it will be remeii.1 c.red, navigated the vessel home after the muti> and muder, has preferred a claim for salv. which is t.. be resisted. It has been stated that upwH- isof £1000 was collected in the form of subscip- tions i hoard tfie s'aswell. in Cork, Bris ol, and Swan- sea, f -r the surviving sufferers, but the total amount realh r use i was about £ 37, which was handed over to Mrs: \i Ison, the first mate's wife. THK WINTER ASSIZES AT SWANSEA.—By an Order of Hei Majesty in Council, dated at Balmoral, October 33rd w iich the authorities of the county have just re- ceive1 it is directed that trials of prisoners for the sever counties and boroughs of Glamorganshire, Car- mart i ;hire, Carmarthen Borough, Pembrokeshire, Haven'»'dwest, Cardigm, Brecknockshire, and Radnor shall ke place at Swansea, and be called the Winter Asdz County No. 12." in pursuance of the provisions of th "Vinter Assizes Act, 1876. The High-Sheriff of Glai.io-g mshire will for he purposes of these Winter Assiz "Vet as High-Sheriff of all the counties included in this ier. The town having now direct communication -with v.'ry part of the Principality, by means of the three Sea* >■liiway companies, i.e., the Great Western, the id 1, and the Loudon and North Western, is most conv eutly situate for these assizes, and the claims of Swa- I as the metropolis ot Wales is now recognised bv the horities. This important announcement should stiiii te our council to at once adopt steps to secure bett. iccommodation for her Majesty's Judges than are now assessed, and it is anything but satisfactory that we are dr,>endeut upon to" kindness of a private gentleman befor > ■ ven the present accommodation can be had. LA MDOIIE SCIENCE CLASSES.—On Monday evening last c usses on chemis'ry a id metallurgy were opened at the S; oh School-room, in connection with the Science and Art Department, South Kensington, by Mr. W. Terrill. By the time appointed to deliver the opening lecture the school-room was well filled. Mr. R. Williams was vor.ed to the chair, who, after a few appropriate word- .Ill the advantages of these classes, called upo i Mr. T- riill to deliver his lecture. He commenced by stating his reason for open ng these classes at Landore. .Man.. of his pupils at Swansea were from this district, and h • thought by doing so he would spare them the trouble; of walking into town through the winter, which was not very pleasant; and he hoped that others would be m st likely to j in ■•hould the classes be more con- ven:"Jlt f"r them. Mr. Terrill then proceeded with the sciance of chemistry lecture, giving experiments as he went on. At the conclu ion a large number of youni men joined the classes, which are to be held every Mon- day fanning until the examination in May. A vote of thanks to the lecturer and chairman brought the meeting to a close. It is also the intention of Mr. Molison, cf Swansea, to open classes in 'nechanics and steam, to be held eve y Wednesday, at the same place. THM BOROUGH TREASURBRSHIP.—Pressure of advel- tisemenis compelled us to shorten our report of the last monthly meeting of the Swansea Town Council to such an pxtesjt, that all mention of the question of the Borough Treasurership was omi tted. In the agenda of business to be transacted at that meeting, Mr. John Buse had given notice that he would move a resolution to the following effect That all cheques drawn by tho Borough Treasurer be signed by the Mayor and the members of the Council, and countersigned by the Treasurer, and that the Town Clerk be instructed to inform the Bankers of such arrangement." The Mayor, in bringing up for adoption the minutes of the finance committee, said he had received a letter from Mr. Islay Young, the Borough Treasurer, setting forth an arrangement as to the pay- ment of cheques, to the effect that whatever .-um the Council sanctioned payment of by their signature, that sum nly could be drawn during the present month. The Treasurer also stated in t'lat letter that if any secu- rity further than the present sum of £2.000 were deemed necessary by the Council, he would be prepared to enter into it. Mr. Buse said he had conferred with the Treasurer in reference to this matter, and though the proposed arrangement did not go to the length he could have wished, he was willing to accept it. He therefore withdrew the resolution standing in his name. THE PARISH CHURCH. — HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE.-The crowded state of our advertising columns in our last week's number necessitated the omission of any notice of this, a* it ought to be the most happy and successful of the many similar services at this season. In answer to a call for volunteers given in the church on the previous Sunday by the Rev. A. D. CampheJl (locum tenens), of the parish, a large number of wllling hands, and with much artistic taste, in two days so decrated the honoured though unecclesiastical church, that it drew forth from the multitude one expression of delight and surprise-many exclaiming, vte never saw the 01,1 church look so well." The services throughout were of a hearty character, and, like the chaste decorations, were entirely free from any of those meretricious attractions which in the present day are too akin to the Romish schotfl of thought that sadly prevails in many quarters. The anthem, the hymns, and organ exercises fully harmonized with the rest of the services, and reflected much credit on the org.nist and choir. The sermon, preached by the Rev. Eli Clarke, vicar of Christ Church, was a happy climax to the whole it was eloquent iu its poetical simplicity, and while pointing out the deep calls for a grateful remembrance of all the covenant mercies which call for songs of loudest praise, he lovingly pointed out amidst all the Divine blessings, the crowning benefit is that great-continual gift which He, the Saviour, has brought salvation to guilty-fallen man. We congratulate the Rev. A. D. Campbell and his noble band of loving helpers for so successful an issue to a rather delicate undertaking. The collection on the occasion will be added to the Reparation Fund already in existence. PROPERTY SALE.—Mr. J. M. Leeder, auctioneer, &c. yesterday submitted for sale by public auction, at the Mackworth Arms Hotel, the spacious and admirably erected leasehold family residence, known as North Hill Villa, with its gardens and grounds situate in Fynone Crescent, Walter-road, lately the property of Mr. Leonard B. Williams, deceased. The property is held for an un- expired lease of 88 years from June last at the ground rent of £43 8s. Mr. Leeder made a few remarks, to the limited number of gentlemen who were present, as to the value of the premises he was about to submit to them, stating that they contained every accommodation which a gentleman's family mansion should have, commanding a splendid view, and the grounds and gardens were lar e and tastily laid out. There was ample ground, should the purchaser deem it prudent to erect a large residence on either side of the present, so that the ground rent then would not be high. A more eligible site could not now be had for money. The present was certainly not favourable for the sale of property, in consequence of the depression of trade, but in more prosperous times the house and premises would command a very high figure. Mr. Leeder then solicited offers, but only one bid (and that nominally, of JE1000) being made, the property was withdrawn, Mr. Leeder stating that he was opeu to treat by private contract either for its sale or letting. Mr. Leeder then offered for sale the lease and good-will of the double-licensed public house, known as the Black Horse, Rutland-street, lately in the occupation of Mr. Barnes. These premises are held for an unexpired term of seven years, subject to a rent of £34 per annum. The first bid was that of Mr. Joseph Hall of £200, after which the offers slowly proceeded between Messrs. Harvey, Weillake, and Hall, but the lot was eventually knocked down to Mr. Joseph Hall for JE420. THE SWANSEA MARKET-PLACE ON FIRE.—Swansea boasts of the possession of a commodious, well-arranged, and convenient market-place—an arena for cheapening, purchasing, and vending, such as outbids the rivalry ef any other town in the Principality. The place has enjoyed a long immunity from serious accident, until Saturday night or Sunday morning last, when a considerable portion was destroyed, and the whole of the structure imminently threatened by fire. Soon after midnight, such of the bur- gesses as had retired to bed as those who would have slept," might have heard the booming of a clock bell at sedate intervals, as though some public horologe had be- come frisky and forgetful of when to stop. After it had .truck such a number of times as to suggest to the half- somnolent inhabitants that the hour had waxed later than they had ever yet known it, the unusual sounds ceased, and no doubt the puzzled ones fell asleep, only^on their awaking next morning to learn that the market place had been the scene of a destructive fire, But bte as was the hour when the alarm was given, many shop- keepers and their assistants had not retired to rest, and soon a considerable number of persons were collected. The gates were locked, and for some time spectators were watching the flames, without being able to do anything to stay their progress. After the gates had been opened no water could be bad, and it is stated that from 30 to 40 minutes elapsed before anything like a supply could be obtained, notwithstanding that the fire brigade and reel were ready and waiting. The flames, therefore, had got such a. firm hold of the woodwork, &c., that all hopes were at once abandoned of being able to save the greenstuff market. Three fire reels and hose, however, got to work, and the water was directed to keep the flames within the sheds, and fortunately the firemen were successful in their efforts. The whole block of sheds and the contents, vege- tables, fruit, &c., were mtirely destroyed, and the occu- pants of stalls were losers of considerable amounts. The fire raced for some time, and it was once feared that the tower In wiiioii is situate the keeper's offices &c., would ignite, for such was the heat that the glass in some of the windows in the office were melted. One of the keepers fo: lately L-1 the presence of mind to turn off the gas at the meter, or probably still more serious consequences would have ensued 1 fl damage must a- mount to something like £ 3->0. Fortunately the struc- ture itself was insured some 15 months since in the Lon- don Insurance office, but the stall keepers have lost their property stored there. The officers were careful before leaving the market about eleven o'clock to see that all was safe, and there was not then the slightest indication of fire in either the stores or stalls, and the origin or the tre ïa. therefore, involved in mystery. BASELESS RUMOUR.—Mr. Henry Chapman, photo- grapher, High-street, writes to contradict the absurd report that I have failed for some seven or eight thousand pounds" Yesterday, an important and largely attended meeting of Liberals was held a.t Devonshire House. Amongst those present were Earl Granville, Lord Hartingten, Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Bright, and Mr. Lowe. It was agreed to make a further effort to induce the Government to con- vene Parliament. A meeting of Liberals was subsequently held at the Devonshire Club, when Lord Hartington condemned Lord Derby's policy, and argued in favour of au independent Government for the Christian provinces of Turkey. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A MUMBLES DREDGER.—On Tuesday Mr. Edward Strick held an inquest at the Oystermouth Police Station on the body of Geo. Howells. The evidence adduced went to show that the deceased was 3S years of age and a dre'ger. On the 23rd inst., while following his avocation on board the skiff Atalanta, off Porthcawl, a coil of rope accidentally got entangled round the poor fellow's leg, and pulled him overboard. His body was not recovered until life was extinct. A verdict ef Accidental death" was returned. DROWNED IN THE NOhTH DOCK.—On Saturday last, Mr. Edward Strick, the coroner, held an inquest at the Sea.beach Hotel, on the body of Joseph Baxter. It ap- peared that the deceased was about 18 years of age and an apprentice on board the ship Professor Airey. He had been missing since the 12th of October, and there was no evidence to show how he had got into the waters of the dock, nor were there any marks of violence about him. It was supposed that when making his way on board ship on the night of the 12th he must have slipped his foot and fallen into the dock. A verdict of Found drowned" was returned. MR. ARTHUR LLOYD.—We would again remind our readers that this accomplished and versatile vocalist, and his talented company of artists will appear in our Music hall on tIe evenings of Monday and Tuesday next. The company has twice had the honour of appearing, by express command, before H.RH. the Prince of Wales and a distinguished company of ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Arthur Lloyd's personation of character is unrivalled, and is received everywhere with the greatest satisfaction and applause. We understand that this is the farewell tour of Mrs. and Mr. Arthur Lloyd, as they contemplate retirement into private life af'er several years of active professional duties, having done much to provide in- nocent mirth and recreation for the people. We hope to see crowded houses, and feel su e that all will thoroughly enjoy the entertainment provided.—See adv. THE SWANSEA OHORAL SOCIETY. The members of this very successful society have so organised themselves for the performance of classical music in our town, that their efforts to interpret the woiks of the great masters have met with signal success in the two Concerts given by them, both from a pecuniary as well as a musical point of view. They now invite those who possess mu- sical taste ahd talent to join and assist them in their praiseworthy undertaking to promote musical culture and the scudy of those noble and inspired works which composers, ancient and modern, have bequeathed to the world. By an advertisement in our columns it will be seen that the society recommenced the rehearsal of Haydn's Creation" last night (Thursday) with a view to its performance early in the new year. ERRORS IN TIME TABLES.—A correspondent, writing from Pontardawe, complains that by depending on the correctness of the figures of onr Midland Railway Time Tables, he lost the 7.48 a.m. train from Pontardawe, and was greatly inconvenienced thereby. We are extremely sorry that anyone should have been so misled, but in justice to ourselves we are bound to state that at the commence- ment of the month we forwarded to the office of this com- pany, in the usual way,our time table for the past month, in order that corrections for the current month should be marked. It was returned to us with only two corrections marked, and we of course published the tables in accord- ance with that returned sheet. The notification of our correspondent arrived too late for correction ill this issue, for the inside formes were already worked off, but it shall be attended to in our next. PENMAEN HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—The harvest thanksgiving service was held in Penmaen Church on Wednesday, the 18th inst., for which occasion the in- terior of the edifice had been nicely decorated with evergreens, cereals, and fruits. The service was choral. The prayers were read by the Rector of the parish, the Rev. E. K. James, who also read one lesson, the other being read by the Rev. D. W. Da vies, curate of Nicholas- ton. A most appropriate sermon w IS preached by the Rev. John Griffiths, Rector of Merthyr. The church was crowded, and the thank-offering amounted to the con- siderable sum of JE13 5s. lid., which has been divided between the funds of the Swansea General Hospital and the Penmaen Palish Schools. MR. TERRILL'S CHEMISTRY CLASSES.—Mr. W. Terrill, who is known in the neighbourhood as a very successful teacher of chemistry, commenced the work of the present session by delivering a free lecture on chemistry, illus- trated by experiments, in the Theatre of the Royal Insti- tution, on Wednesday evening. Mr. James Livingston (the Mayor) presided, and the attendance was good, the audience being evidently much interested in the subject treated of. The Mayor having briefly introduced the lecturer, Mr. Terrill commenced his address. He con- tended that a knowledge of the great science of chemistry is of very great and manifold use in most of the pursuits of life, and added the encouraging fact that such a know- ledge of the science may be acquired by any person witn moderate application in spare and leisure hours. Ui the truth of this statement he quoted several instances. He also thought that a place like Swansea should not be without a laboratory such a.s the Science and Art Depart- ment are assisting to form in other places. Mr. Terrill then proceeded with his lecture on the forces of chemistry, and successfully illustrated them by useful, rather than showy and dangerous, experiments. The classes of which this lecture is the commencement, include the teachlllg of the following subjects :—chemistry—inorganic and organic; Wednesdays: geology and mineralogy, Fridays at 7.30 p. m laboratory practice and metallurgy, Saturday afternoons. The success whicb. has hitherto attended Mr. Terrill's teaching is the best guarantee of his aptness to impart knowledge in his own special blanches of science. EVENING LECTURES FOR THE COMING WINTER.—The long dark winter evenings are at hand, and by their ad- vancing and lengthening shadows people are warned of the propriety of makiug due provision for spending their time wisely and well. One mode of securing gather- ings for amusement and instruction and mental stimulus is the delivery of lectures, and it is undoubtedly an important educational instrument if properly used. Theoretically, the advantages to be diffused among the masses of the people by means of well prepared dis- courses are immense but in practice, unfortunately, this immensity of benefit dwindles down to a very small matter. The reason perhaps is not far to seek. The number of men in any nation at one time, possessing eloquence of speech, and aptness to teach multitudes or people, is very tmall. Many men devote themselves to the study and practice of elocution, but though they have the manner, they lack the matter to teach. Others, deeper men, give thelll8elves up so entirely to their sub- ject as to neglect the manner, and thus buth classes fail of some of the success which their efforts might be ex- pected to secure. Perhaps some such lack of power on the part of the teachei s may account for the untimely death of the University lecture movement ia Swansea. Anyhow it is dead, and lecture-goers will be glad to know that the Council of the Royal Institution have issued their syllabus of pre-Christwas lectures as in pu^t years. The list of seven lectures announced is headed with a lecture by Mr. G. G. Francis, the President, entitled "A Chapter on our Local History, embracing the building of the Castle, the erection of the Parish Cnurch. and the founding of St. David's Hospital" (with illustrations). This first lecture will be delivered on the 6th November, in the Theatre of the Royal Institution. OXFORD LOCAL EXAMINATIONS—SWANSEA CENTRE.— The annual distribution of prizes in connection with these examinations took place last night in the Theatre of the Royal Institution of Eiouth Wales. The Mayor presided, and there were present the Rev. Edward Higginson, local hon. secretary. Alderman P. Rogers, &c. The attendance of pupils and their friends was large. The awards to successful students comprised three certificates for senior students and twenty-three for juniors, and four prizes given by the Swansea Local Com- mittee.' The Mayor having briefly notified the object of the gathering, called upon the Rev. Edward Higgmson, the lecai hon. sec., to read his report. The report of the year's working was to the effect that these examinations, which were commenced in Swansea in the year 1869, took place this year for the ninth time in the month of May last. For the senior examinations there were three can. didates. Four had entered, but the fourth had been obliged to withdraw on account of ill-health. There were 32 junior candidates, 26 of whom passed. The boys were examined in the Unitarian School-room, High- street, and the girls in the Walter Road Congregational School-room, the Rev. Conybeare Bruce of St. Nicholas's, Cardiff, being the examiner. Of the three senior can- didates, two had passed in the second division and one in the third. Of the junior candidates, four had passed in the first division, eight in the second, and 14 in the third, the three girls being in the third. In pursuance of a resolution passed by the local committee, it had been determined to award some book prizes this year, and therefore four prizes would now be handed to the suc- cessful competitors. The honorary secretary (the Rev. E. Higginson) finding it necessary to retire from his post, had the pleasure to announce that that office would be tilled by Mr. Sidney Davies, solicitor, himself one of the first local certificate takers, and the son of one of the earliest promoters of this movement. After giving the per centages of local success during the past years, the report concluded with an expression of hope that in future the good results of these examinations would be still more widespread. The Mayor then distri- buted the certificates to the following:—Seniors in order of merit—Samuel Thomas Evans, Collegiate School, Swansea; Frederick Knight, Normal College, Swansea; and Alexander Macgregor Ferguson. Juniors:—Liefchild Jones, Normal College, Swansea (with book prize); Eustace T. Clark, Collegiate School, Swansea (with book prize); L. J. W. Cawker, Collegiate School, Swansea; Robert Knight, Normal College, Swansea (with book prize);—these were in order of merit; the following in alphabetical order Marcus Leonard; William Morlais Thomas; James Thomas Brockey, Carmarthen; Walter William Brodie, Llandilo A. C. F. Evans, Carmarthen Charles Henry Jenkins, St. Andrew s College, Swansea Miss E. M. Jones, Llanelly John P. Jones; John N. Lewis, Normal College, Swansea; Walter G. Lowe, St. Andrew's College, Swansea; A. Williams Morgans, St. Andrew's College, Swansea Catherine E. Barnes H. Wilson Paton, St. Andrew's College, Swansea; H. T. Sladen, Swansea; Miss Emily Spencer, at the Misses Phillips's School, Tremont House, Swansea; William Thomas W. F. Thompson, St. Andrew s College, Swan- sea W. R. Watkins, Athenaeum School, Llanelly; t Edward Miall Williams. After distributing the certifi- cates the Mayor spoke a few encouraging words to the students, pointing out the great value in commercial life of modern languages, particularly French. The prooeed- ings then qame to a close.
SWANSEA CHORAL SOCIETY. PERFORMANCE OF JUDAS MACCABEUS. The second grand venture within the present year made by the Swansea. Choral Society was held on Monday evening at the Music-hall, and the gratifying result was a verification of all the predictions of success which those interested in local musical art have hazarded. The oratorio selected for performance was Handel's "Judas Maccabeus," and the choir have not been studying the great master-work for the last two months to no purpose. The artistes chosen to interpret the solos rank as easily first in the school of sacred oratorio—namely, Madame Edith Wynne, soprano Madame Antoinette Sterling, contralto; Mr. Edward Lloyd, tenor; and Mr. Lewis Thomas, basso. The most prominent instrumentalists were—first violin, Mr. E. G. Woodward, a gentleman well nigh indispensable at provincial oratorio perfor- mances; pianoforte, Mr. Lindsay Sloper; harmonium, Professor Fricker, of Swansea,—a gentleman to whom no small share of he success of the Swansea Choral Society must be ascribed violoncello—an instrument for which Handel set important parts in this oratorio—Mr. C. Ould. There were also a goodly number of local amateur instrumentalists who took part, of whom, amongst others, we noticed Mr. Wolland, Mr. Evans, Mr. Hutchings, &c. The Cheltenham Promenade Band, numbering twelve performers, filled up the tale of the instrumentalists, and rendered good service. The con- ductor was, of course, Mr. Silas Emns, the able and most indefatigable choir-master. The choir numbers about 200 voices. The ball was thoroughly well filled in area, balcony, and galleries, and presented a comfortable appearance, such as it wears only when crowded. The programme was the same as that usually adopted by the London Sacred Harmonic Society, the excisions of unimportant numbers being made in order to shorten the necessarily lengthened time taken in the performance. Soon after eight o'clock the band led off with the over- ture in good time, and the choir immediately followed with the doleful strains of Mourn, ye afflicted children," expiessive of the Jews' despondency at the death of Mattathias, and their relinquishment of all hope of at- tuning to national liberty. The rendering of this chorus, though not so marked as some of the numbers later on. was subdued and sympathetic. The duet, "From this dread scene" then thrilled the audience, as in all tHe force of its desolate wailing character it came from the lips of Madame Wynne and Mr. Edward Lloyd, asking whither the people might fly from ruined Solyma. And the chorus sust-iined the theme in For Sion lamentation m .ke." Then Simon (Mr. Lewis Thomas) moralised in the recita- tive, "Not vain is all this storm ot grief," and directed the chosen nation to the Lord ofl Hosts, who lendeth no inat- tentive ear to the sinceiity of prayer. Madame Wynne (" an Israelitish wom>tn") next sang with rare execution and subtlety of interpre'a'ion the well-known aria, "Pious orgies, pious airs," confidently predicting that decent sorrows, decent prayers will to the Lord ascend, and move His pity and regain His love. The chorus then gave "0 Father, whose almighty power," the burden of which prayer is "0 grant a leader." Simon (Mr. Lewis Thomas), in the recitative, "I feel the Deity within," pointed out Judas Maccabeus to "lead them on to victory," and roused the people with the fine martial call of "Arm, arm ye brave," in defence of nation, religion, and laws. The choral response to this appeal, We come, in bright array," was grand and most thrilling. Judas (Mr. E. Lloyd), in the recitative "'Tis well, my friends," assumed the leadership of the people, and in the beautiful air Call forth thy powers, my soul, and dare the conflict of unequal war," nerved himself for the task. Between the recitative, To Heaven's Almighty King we kneel," and the sweet air 0 Liberty thou choicest treasure," rendered by Madame Wynne in her best style, Mr. Ould performpd moat pleasingly the violoncello solo. The Come ever smiling and other celehr itions of liberty having been skipped, the action was advanced with the choral demand "Lead on, lead or. and, after Judas's (Mr. E. Lloyd) So willed my father, now at rest," came ttie buld and impetuous "Dis- dainfdl of danger we rush on the foe." The short recit. Haste we, my brethren," was immediately followed by the magnificent supplicatory chorus, Hear us, 0 Lord," which was rendered in a most realistic manner by the choir. This concluded the first part. After a. brief respite for the refreshment of the choir, the second part was commenced with the exulting chorus, "Fallen is the foe." In the duet, "Sion now her head shall raise," Miss Florrie Fricker, daughter of Professor Fricker, was associated with Madame Wynne, and, not- withstanding a little very pardonable nervousness, ac- quitted herself well, her singing being both correct and sweet. The sequent chorus was Tune your harps, which was rendered with excellent effect. The Recit. .1 0 let eternal honours crown his name," and the air, "From mighty kings he took the spoil," served to dis play the remarkable execution and the vigour of Madame Wynne's singing, and the chorus" Hail, Judea, happy land" follo<ved. Then came one of the most charming -olos of tbe work, "How vain is man who boasts iu fight," immediately succeeding the Recit. "Thanks, my brethren," b >th sung by Mr. E. Lloyd with rare expres- sion. Madame Sterling gave the Recit. "0 Judas! 0 my brethren," and the choir, responding to the announce- ment that war had again broken out, sai g the desponding Ah wretched Israel Simon (Mr. Lewis Thomas) then gave the Recit. Be comforted," and the fine solo "The Lord worketh wonders," displaying more thorough identification of himself WI: h the character represented than he had in the earlier part of the evening The next two numbers were, perhaps, the crowning point of interest, namely, Judas's (Mr. E Iward Lloyd) Recit. "My arms! again t this Gorgias willI go," and the air "Sound an alarm." These were rendered with remarkable vigour and brilliancy and freshness of tone, and the interest of the audience was heightened when the band gave forth the trumpet notes, and when the choir, answering, sang We hear Madame Wynne's Wise men flattering, may deceive you," was followed by the chorus We never will bow down," with its fine burden of iconoclastic resolution. The third part opened with Madame Sterling's air Father of Heaven," and Madame Wynne's Recit, O Grant it Heaven," and air So shall the lute and harp awake." These in turn wore succeeded by Madame Sterling's Recit. "From Capharsalama," by the trio "See the conquering hero conns" (Mesdames Wynne and Sterling and Miss Florrie Fricker), and by the stirring chorus of the same theme. The chorus Sing unto God," the duet 0 lovely peace," the air Rejoice, o Judah," and the chorus Hallelujah, Amen," con- cluded the performance at about eleven o'clock. All the soloists, as we have said, were in excellent voice. Madame Edith Wynne was not only correct and sweet- voiced, as too many public singers content themselves to be, but, like a true artiste, she entered thoroughly into the part allotted to her, and was equally just and effective in the declamatory and in the setter, gentler strains. In I. Pious orgies," "0 Liberty and in the duet Lovely peace," she enraptured her audience, and made one feel how difficult it always is to fill her place in the front rank of oratorio artistes. Madame Antoinette Sterling, the contralto, made, if we mistake not, her first appearance in Swansea on Monday evening, and created a most favourable impression. She possesses a fine sympathetic voice of good range, and sings with much ability and equal modesty of manner. The only thing that at present detracts from her position as a very high-class artiste is that her enunciation is not per- fectly clear. In the solos allotted to her, and in the duet with Madame Wynne (" O lovely peace ), her singing was most pleasing, and perhaps the general feeling in regard to Madame Sterling was one of regret that she did not sing more frequently during the evening. Mr. Edward Lloyd, the tenor, more than fully justified the high encomium lavished upon him all over the coun- try, and the confident predictions that he is destined to to be, if he is not at this inoment, thechief of English tenors. A great deal of singing of a difficult kind fell to his share, and he rendered it with such rare brillianCy and vigour, and with such evidence of "igh culture, as to fairly overpower his hearers. In the intricate O vain is man who boasts in fight," and particularly in the celebrated piece de resistance, Sound an alarm," Mr. Lloyd was in our opinion simply unapproachable. Such singing as he treated his hearers to on Monday evening, makes no small demand upon an artistes phy- sique, and it was therefore1 pardonable to one of bis admirers, who asked him after the concert whether he thought he could long sustain such effort as he had just displayed. As a piecs of gossip, many will be glad to learn that Mr. Lloyd's merry rejoinder was to the effect that he never felt better than at that moment, that the exertion had not affected him, and that he believed he should outlast any put lie singer now to the fore. All lovers of true art combined with supreme natural powers of song, must hope that such will be the case. Of Mr. Lewis Thomas it is scarcely necessary to speak he is so well known in Swansea. He always sings with much ease and finish, but he entered into the theme of the evening more thoroughly at the close than at the commencement, and "The Lord worketh Wonders," was a real musical treat. We have previously had occasion to refer to Miss Florrie Fricker, and we are glad to see that she is pur- suing her studies with much success. The choir consisted of much the same voices as when earlier in the year the society performed the "Messiah," with perhaps the addition of some! fresh members. Amongst the singers we were glad to notice our young townswoman, Miss Lizzie Williams (Lhnos y On Monday evening, however, it was very evident that the choir were in very superior training to their previous state. We have no hesitation in stating that Monday evening's was one of the most perfect examples of choral singing ever heard iu Swansea. Mr. Silas Evans had them thoroughly under control, and he timed them and swayed them through the nice gradations of piano and forte with a coolness and unostentatiousness which were quite refreshing to behold, after the customary frantic gesticulations of the average bàton-wielder- which are suggestive of nothing so much as of the truth of the vulgar action of Darwinism. Mr. Evans deserves and has won from his townsmen respect for his musical ability, and a lively interest m his future efforts. The arrangements for the concert were very satisfac- tory throughout, and it is pleasing to know that an ap- preciable monetary balance will remain to the good after the payment of expenses. The choir re-commenced last night, we believe, the study of Haydn's oratorio The Creation."
PHILADELPHIA EXIUBITUW.—We notice that anions the wards at the Philadelphia Exhibition Messrs. Barnard, Bishop & Barnards ha\e received two, one for artistic castings, as represented by the Pavilion, designed for the.n by Mr. Thos. Jeckyll of London, and the other for the large display of their varied manufactures, netting, fencing, agricultural and horticultural requisites. It can be well imagined that the Jurors were struck with the superb nature of the first production, and this enterprising Norwich firm deserves very great credit for having se- cured the second Medal, our American cousins justly priding themselves upon their skill in all matters—small as well as great ^-cQinected with farming and agricul- ture.
FOURTH GLAMORGANSHIRE RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. On Wednesday evening Mr. H. H. Vivian, M.P., ex- Colonel of this corps, distributed the following prizes, at the Corn Exchange, to the successful competitors in the shooting match of Thursday week. Major Hall presided. Corporal Fisher, prize £5, score 45 Corporal J. Morris, €4 10s, 43; Private T. Puxley, £4,41 Private Thomas Evans, £3 10s, 41; Sergeant Mattey, B3, 41 Hon. Sergt. Chapman, £2 10s, 41; C rporal Griffith Davies, case of wine, given by Maj jr Hall, 39 Private Dutton, portrait of the winner, given by Mr. Chapman, 40 Sergeant D. C Morgan, electro teapot, given by Mr. Martin, Wind street, 39 Private Thomas Roberts, £1103, 39 Corporal Edwin Davies, Bl 10s, 39 Colour-Sergeant M Evans, umbrella, given by B. Evans and Company, 38 Sergeant George Williams, timepiece, given by Lieut. Trick, 38; Private M. Maroney, lamp clock, given by Mr. Martin. 38 Private Edward Hopkins, one kil. ale. given by Burton Brewery Company, 37; Sergeant John Jenkins, one kil ale, given by Mr. Crowhurst, 36 Sergeant George Smith, half-doz'n port, given by Mr. Dan Davies, 37; Sergeant-Major Maconachie, half dozen sherry, given by Mr. Dan Davies, 36 Private Robert Gray, range grate, given by Mr. W. P. Jones, 36; Private Thomas Mabb^tt, Bl 3 i; Corporal Lilley, JB1, 36 Corporal J. Lewis, £1, 36; Private W. Jenkins, lamp, given by Mr. Scantlebury, 36 Private W. Yeo, £1, given by Mrs. Hall, 36; Sergt. Thirlwall, 15s, 35 Private Benjamin Rees 153,35; Private William Thomas, 15s, 34; Corporal W. Ings, 15s, 33 Private W. T. Prosser, clock, given by Mr. Ganz, 33 Private Morgan Gray, writing desk, given by Messrs. Moses and Son, 33 Private Morgan Williams, cruet stand, given by Sergeant Cook, 32 Private John Rees, three bottles brandy, given by Mr. M Williams, 31; Col >ur-Sergt. T. W. Jones, h it, given by Sergt. McCalman, 31 Corporal Rogers, Wi, 31 Private Ja". Morris, 10s, 30 Private D. F. Jones, 10s, 30 Corpl. Challicombe, 10s, 3D; Private W.Clement-, felt hat. given by Messrs. J. & W. Richards, 30 Sergt Cummins, spirit flask, given by Mr. Goodal', 30 Private J. Kid well, box of cigars, given by Mr. T. Davies, 29 Private John Lewis, 7s. 6d., 29; Private David Evans, 7s. 6,1., 29; Private Daniel Jones, 7s. 61., 29 Bugler John Hughes, teapot, given by Mr. Crapper, High-street, 28 Sergeant- Major Pratt, two bottles sheirv, given by Mr. Davies, Red Cow, 28 Drum-Major Griffiths, two lbs. tea, given bv Mr. Edward Gregory, 28 Sergeant A H. Jones. 5s., 28 Corporal Thomas Jones, 5s., 2S Private John Davies, 5s., 28; Private F. Wainwarinj, 5s., 28 Private James Watkins, cigar case, given by Sergeant Cook, 28 Private Richard Morris, umbrella, given by Mrs. SCJUI field, 26; Private D. Williams, speeches by Prince Albert, given by Mr. Rowse, 27 Private William Huzzey, two door porters, given by Mr. Griffiths, 26 Private William Linton, two botles of British wine, left last year. 26 Corporal R. Thomas, 2s. 6d., 26; Private Johu Knight, bread, given by Air. Turpin, 26. At the conclusion of the distribution. Mr. H. H. Vivian, M.P., said he must express the great gratification he felt at being present, and realizing the success of his old corps. He hid heard fiom their excellent commanding officer that they had earned this year the largest capitation grant that had ever been earned by the corps. (Cheers) This was moststtis- factory in two respects. In the first place it showed that there were more efficients that there had ever been before; and in the next place it told him that future Success was sure, because money was the ess jnce of power, and they possessed in their grant the power to provide themselves with requisites for the maintenance of a corps. (Cheers ) It was fifteen years since he passed through the school of musketry at Hythe, and had the honour of bearing those distinctions which he saw around him borne by many of those present —that of being marksmen. (Cheers.) The volunteer movement had been one of the most successful movements ever undertaken by the English nation. (Cheers ) There was a time before the volunteer movement began when most unseemly panics existed ia this country. They were now and then in extreme terror that this country would be invaded, and he always believed that those panici were not unfounded. There was a time when the regular troops of the line who could face the enemy did not exceed 30,000. That was a disgrace to England, but when the manhood of the country 0 was called upon, as it was in 1859, to come forward in the de- fence of the country, England did respond, and did come forward, and a magnificent force was raised. That was not a mere ephemeral movement. The feeling of self- defence and the necessity for self-defence, struck deep into the hearts of Englishmen. (Cheers ) Before that time those panics to which he had alluded refieshed the true instincts of the country for they might denend up- on ic, whether they were dealing with Bulgarian out- rages, or acting in self-defence, the instincts of this great country were true far truer, probably, than diplom icy. They came forward and said they were prepared to take such steps as were necessary to place thernselves in a position to defend their native country and they did so at a considerable expense. He could only say that it was a matter of deep gratification to him to feel that the move- ment which then began had continued and endured in the way that it had done. After 17 years they might safely say that the v<dunt- er movement had become one of the national institutions of England. (Cheers). His belief was that very great public benefit had been derived from this volunteer movement. He believed that the shores of this country were as safe now from any invasion of any foreign foe as it was possible for the shores of any country to be. (Cheers ) But it was uot only those who hall the bright u/liform on their backs who were càpable of defending their country. There were many in the position of himself at that moment, who had a common ordinary black coat on their backs, who were quite capable of defending their country. (Cheers.) Tuere was a great leserve behind those who wore the uniform, and he was an instance of that. (Cheers.) After com: manding the battalion for eleven years, he found that the duties were becoming too onerous for him, and that it was necessary for him to relinquish the task but if any necessity arose, he thought he was as well able to COIII- mand the Fourth Glamorgan Artillery, or any other corps, as he was fifteen years ago. (Cheers). He could ride or walk across the country now as well as he could then, and he thought he had the same head on his shoulders (Cheers and laughter.) The moral of that was. that although they had not now the Government uniform on their backs, there were thousands, tens of thousands—probably more than a hundred thousand —who had passed through the volunteer corps, who like himself, could, in case of emergency, come for- ward in defence of their country against a foreign foe. (Cheers.) The scores that had been made by the corps were highly satisfactory. There was a large number of men who had shown that their eyes were straight and their hands steady, and if they were not able to gain tbe highest honours, at any rate it had been a satisfaction to him to present them with the prizes that night. He then referred to the prizes presented by the tradesmen of the town who evidently appreciated the voluntary efforts of those who had banded themselves together for self- defence He concluded by complimenting them upon their efficiency in drill, and upon their good fortune in being under so good a commanding officer as Major Hall, and expressing the great pleasure it had afforded him in being present that night, assuring them that any services he could render would always be at their disposal. (Cheers.) Major Hall, in proposing a vote of thanks to Mr. Vivian, explained that the large capitation grant had been gained since the corps had been reduced to 300, 298 out of the 300 being efficient. (Cheers.) He also stated that a return made to the Government some time aso showed that since the formation of the corps no less than 1,400 men had passed through it, in addition to the 300 now constituting the oorps, which showed that there was a large reserve of men ready to meet an emergency (Cheers.) A prize given by Mr. Chapman last year was then pre- sented to Sergeant-Major Maconachie, being an excellent enlarged coloured photograph of himself. This closed the proceedings.
SWANSEA POLICE COURT. THURSDAY. [Before the Stipendiary.] DRUNKENNESS, &C.—Stephen Connell, a young Irish- man, was brought up in custody, charged on a warrant with being drunk and fighting, in High-street, on the 7th instant. P.C. Samuel Morris (39) proved the offence. It took place about eight o'clock in the evening, and caused a great crowd. Prisoner was sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment—William Reed, hawker, was sen- tenced to seven days' imprisonment for drunkenness.— John Williams was fined 5s. and costs.—Elizabeth Jones, an unfortunate, was sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment. —William B. Jones was sentenced to seven days' hard labour. OBSTRUCTION.—Ann Fowler was fined Is. and costs, and Mary Phillips a similar amount, for obstructing the foothpath in High-street. DEFAULTING CABMAN.—Thomas Hobbs, cabman, was charged with being at a distance from his horse and cab, and was dismissed on payment of costs. THE VIOLENT ASSAULT AT THE HAFOD. Jane Jones was again brought up on remand charged with violently assaulting her mother-in-law, Ann Jones, an old woman, the landlady of the Jersey Arms. Edward Ford deposed that he lived at the Hafod, near the gate. About half-past nine o'clock on Saturday night he was in the Jersey Arms, where he saw the de- fendant pelting complainant with the" skittle pins. Defendant also threw a. chair at her. It fell right on her. This happened in the kitchen. The old woman was on the ground all the time. Did not know what part of complainant's person was struck. Defendant was about six feet away from complainant at the time. Witness saw no more, and he left the old woman on the ground bleeding. She had cried out murder. She was bleeding from the head. The two women were quarrelling when witness went in. Did not hear the prisoner or the com- plainant say anything except call out murder. ? The Stipendiary Why didn't you help her Witness There was plenty there. Her own son was there. Stipendiary Do you live in the house Witness No» Stipendiary: You saw this, and you left the old woman on the floor bleeding ? Witness: Yes. ? Stipendiary You did not give her any net? Witness No never touched her. Stipendiary: Well, then you ought to be ashamed of yourself. A man who could stand by and see an elderly person like this knocked about and hit until she is a frightful object to be seen, while_ she was^ crying out murder—a man who would do that is not what I would call a decent citizen of any town. I suppose that you did know your duty, but did not do it. I blame you very much. You were very cowardly in not flying in a moment to her help. Witness I didn't like to meddle when her own son was there. Stipendiary Stand down, air. Kitty Folan, a young girl, who was employed as servant at the Jersey Arms, Hafod, deposed that on Saturday the landlady Itbe complainant) told the de- fendant not to sing or dance in the bouse, Mtendant was singing at the time, and on being told to desist she struck the old woman down with her fist. Witness then went out to get assistance. She saw the witness Ford and called him in. Did not see the old woman provoke the defendant in any way. Did not see the skittle pins thrown. Saw the old woman afterwards bleeding very much. The Complainant in answer to Bench said she had not done anything to provoke the defendant. She had kept defendant and her husband and family for about 18 months, and on the day of the assault she had ordered them to leave the house. Complainant said she did not press the charge now, and hoped the bench would deal leniently with the defendant because she had two children. In defence the defendant said that the complainant had fallen down in the street on Thursday and had then in- jured her face. The witnesses were recalled, and they deposed that be- fore the assault by the defendant there was only one slight mark on defendant's face. The Stipendiary said to defendant: You have com- mitted a gross and malicious assault upon the unfortunate old lady, whom we must all grieve to see in such state. She is very kind in asking me that the case may not be pressed against you I am quite willing to take that into consideration to some extent, and also on account of a paper sent up to me from some of your neighbours who seem to consider you an inoffensive person. But whether from some pent-up spite, or some offence taken by her wishing you and your husband to leave the house, or by some sudden passion at the moment when she told you not to sing or dance, I can't say but there can be no doubt that you knocked this relation of yours down, and you then pelted her with skittle pins, and finished by throwing a chair at her, leaving those frightful marks upon her face. It is bad enough when a man comes for- ward marked by the violence of another, but when a woman, far gone in years, is brought into court in that state, justice r quires that, she who has committed such a. ts should be punished both on account of the act itself and as an example to restrain others. I hope you are ashuned of yourself for what you have done. The sentence is you will be imprisoned al1d kept to hard labour for 2 calendar months. I have made it more light than I should have done, but fo*- this character. DOG LICENCES.—Henry Hughes was fined 25s. for kseping a doir without a licence, information having been laid by Mr. Davies of the Inland Revenue Department. THE CAT AND THE NIGHTMARE.—Henry Aherns, land- lord of the Shipping Hotel, Seabeach, near the h Docks, was summoned for assaulting a domestic servant in his employ named Susannah Courtney. Mr. Wood- ward appeared for the defendant. Complainant stated tbat about half-past twelve o'clock one night when she was in bed asleep, her master, the defendant, came into the room, and put his hand under the clothes and on her' feet. Defendant was a married man, and his wife was asleep in the house at the time. Witness immediately jumped up and struck a match, and saw the defendant run out of the room and into a closet near by. Wit- ness called out mistress" five or rix times, and then defendant answered from the closet, asking what was the matter. Siie asked him what business he had to come into her room. He said he had not,, that it must have been the cat. Afterwards the defendant went to bed, and witness told her mistress about it in the morning, but her mistress would not believe her. She said she had never heard any complaints about her husband from: any of the other servants, and she would not believe it. Witness we it home and told her father, who came down aud saw her J"!istress, who then ordered the eomplainant to leave the house, and at the same time refused to pay her Wdges.—By Mr. Woodward Defendant had three c ildren, who also slept in the same room with the com- plainant, oue of them a girl of seven years, in the same bed wit.h the complainant. Mr. Woodward argued that this was a most improbable case the defendant was a highly respectable man, and most likely the complainant had been alarmed by neither the defendant nor the cat, but rather by the nightmare.—The Stipendiary said the case was both improbable and uncorroborated, and there- fore he ."ould neither couvict nor commit. CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. Lawrence Shea, was charged with having tortured a cow. Mr. Woodward appeared for the prosecution. Mr. Muir, veternary surgeon, and Inspector to the privy council, stationed at Neyland. said he saw theaiiimal in a pen there. He thought the ani- mal had calvea there a,IJout an hour, and was in an un- clensed state. He considered that the cruelty com- menced with the removal of the animal from the pen where he saw it. By the defendant Witness- stated that generally the defend I1It was most attentive in the feeding of his cattle when they came over. Henry Price, switchman on the G. W.R. Co. stationed at Swansea, noticed the cow referred to in a pen, and in a bad state. The calf looked very young, and defendant's son told him that the cow bad calved that morning.—Mr. Muir recalled state 1 that there would have been no difficulty in leaving the animal in the hospitnl at Milford. Mr. John Morgan Rees, a veternary surgeon practising at Cardiff, bad not seen the cow referred to, but he considered it a very illl- i "proper thing to allow a cow in that state to be removed from Milford to Swansea. The animal required rest after calvmg, and ought to be taken to a house and fed with gruel &c. To remove one in that condition was calcu- lated to give pain,land would endanger life and health. The stipendary held that the charge of ill-treating the animal within the meaning of the Act, and he inflicted a fine of 40s. and costs, which amounted to about JB5.
THE ELECTION AND THE MAYORALTY. TO THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—A great number of the voters in the West part of the town do not seem to know that this year they are divided from Landore and Morristonf and, consequently it is most important that they should v ,te on the 1st of November. I allude to Mansel-street, round Trinity Church, Mount Pleasant, Walter-road, the street by the Hospital, and round St. Helen's-road, Northampton- place, and coming out to High-street. There is only one Town Councillor to be elected, and it lies between Mr. John Ivor Evans and Mr. Thomas Jones. If the intelligent Burgesses of the town want Mr. Evans to be Mayor on the 9ch of November, vote for him but if they would prefer Mr. Yeo, vote for Mr. Thos. Jones. Yours, &c. Oct. 26th, 1876. WESTWARD.
CHURCH DEFENCE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—I very much regret that the Church Defence Association have postponed, which I read, have abandoned, their meeting that was to have been held in Swansea on Tuesday night. It grieves me sorely to think that the local clergy are unable to hold a meeting of this kind without the presence and help of some distinguished stranger. Would not Dr. Walters and our able Locum Tenens have possessed ability equal to the task of answer- ing and refuting Messrs Dale and Rogers? In my opinion they had only to prove that it is right on the part of the Church to take Dissenters' money to propagate Church principles, and they could have done this by the example of the Israelites spoiling the Egyptians," thousands of years ago. I do not think that the practice of Paul or any of the Apostles has any thing to do with the subject. If they chose to live by fishing, or making tents, that arose from their own idiosyncrasy. The plain right of the Church as by law establishted is to be supported by national property. If it is not supported by national property in Scotland, that is because the Scotch are fools and if it is not thus supported in Ireland, it is because the Irish are ignorant and superstitious, and mainly followers of "the Man of Sin," and if there is no State-paid Church in the United States and the Colonies, it is because these places are chiefly infidel and atheistic. The Welsh and English are exclusively en- lightened on this point, and I rejoice in them. People may jeer as they like about the patience of an overladen Ass, but I rejoice in the Christian virtue displayed by that beautiful creature, while I must condemn the un- reasonable impatience shown by Dissenters who ought to know better. In default of the courage and capabilities shown by the natural Defenders of the Faith in this neighourhood, I fear that the cause of State-Ohurchism is doomed to suffer. Is there no Elijah in the neighbour- hood to have it out" with the prophets of Baal ? AN EPISCOPALIAN. Swansea, Oct. 25th, 1876.
THE FACTORY ACTS. "TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAK." SIR,—It is now some years since the legislature of this country, convinced of the evil results produced by the close confinement and protracted hours of labour to wbioh young people, more especially young women, were subjected in factories and in bus ness establishments, passed certain acts, now commonly known as the Factory Acts, to re- medy this state of things. The general provisions of these statutes must be well known to most people, and therefore, a notice of them here is rendered scarcely ne- cessary. I may perhaps observe that the limit of a day's labour prescribed by the Act should be 12 hours, of which one hour for dinner, and half an hour for tea are to be allowed thus making the actual working day to consist of ten hours and a half. To any reasonable person these hours would seem long enough and constitute a good day's work; but a few of the managers of millinery and dress-making establishments in this town evidently do not think so, judging from their gross and flagrant violation of the law. Not content with profits of a fair day's labour, their inordinate desire for money must needs go [further, and forgetful alike of the health and comfort of their assistants and apprentices must make them the means whereby to obtain it. In many of the establishments a large number of young women are en- gaged, and the lengthened hours of toil to which they are subjected, are in many cases intolerable, and harmful in the extreme. The greater number of them are put to learn their trade at a comparatively early age, and at a period of life when, if they are to become strong and healthy women, too much care cannot be bestowed upon their constitutions. Even while admitting that at first nearly all may be capable of endu ing any ordiua'y tasks that may be imposed upon them, still it cannot be denied that several fresh from school, or from a home where they were never too severely exercised and where perhaps pardonable indulgence may have been granted them, must feel most acutely their physical weakness, and find themselves scarcely able to work with comfort and without injurious effects, for so many hours over and above the limit prescribed hy the law. Lnt this is not the worst. When it is remembered that some of the workrooms are generally very badly, even if at all, ven- tilated, and the atmosphere necessarily impure, the bane- ful effect upon their, perhaps, not over-strong eonsti- tutions, is frightful to ooutcniplrtite, and there can scarcely be room for doubting that the reason why so surprisingly large a number of young people are suffering from, and become victims to, pulmonary disease in the present day, can be traced to be in a very large measure attributable to this cause. In Mr. Mostyn the gQYQrUBieot has a vigilant inspector, but the extensive area of his district necessarily renders his task a very difficult one, and makes it quite impossible for him to carry out the Act as fully and as efficiently as it ought to be. This being so, it is more or less incum- bent upon all who have at heart the interests of this very hardly worked, and I may also say, ill-paid portion of the community, to aid the inspector in bringing about a better state of things. This iniquitous system has been pur- sued long enough, and so persistently, that much gain has in consequence found its way to the pockets of callous dressmakers, milliners, and others, at the cost of the health, nay, in some instances, of the lives of many young girls who worked for them. It is high time that such a. pernicious condition of things should be put a stop to and, I take this opportunity of warning the violators of the law, that I for one shall henceforth do all in my power to put an end to so shameful and heartless a practice. Perhaps, after a public example has been made of the most notorious of the offenders by obtaining a conviction before the magistrates, the other evil-doers will then be frightened to their proper senses. I remain, &c., Swansea, Oct. 26, 1876. HUMANITY. DELIVERY AND DESPATCHES OF SWANSEA MATLS NAME OF MAIL. Box Closes. Delivered. 1st London, &c. 3.30 a.m. 7.0 a.m. 1st Carmarthen, Milford, &c. 3.30 a.m. 7.0 a.m. 1st Swansea Valley, &c [ 4.30 a.m. 7.0 am. 1st Gower, Mumbles, &c 4.30 a.m. 7.0 am. 1st Gloucester, Bristol, &c, 6.45 am. 7.0 a.m. 2nd t'arniarthen, Milford, <fcc. 9.30a.m. 5.45 p.m. ■ind London, Gloucester, &c. LO.l&a.m. 7.0 a.m. 2nd .M¡.¡mbles, &c. 1.0 pjn. 7.0 a.m. 1st North of England, &c. 3.30 p.m. 11.0 a.m. SrdWaterford.&c. 4.30 p.m. 7.0 a.m. 3rd London, &c. 6.15p.m. 5.45 p.m. The Pillar and Wall Letter Boxes are cleared at 5.45 and 9.30 a.m., 3.ln an:4 5.45 p.m.; Sundays, 5.45 a.m. and 5.45 p.m. The hours of Collection from the Town Receiving Offices (Walter-road, St. Helen's, and St. Thomas) are the same as those of the Pillar and wall Letter Boxes, with the exception of a 9 p.m. collection from the Walter-road Office (from which there is no collection on Sundays) The Head Post Office is open for Telegraphic business from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m., and the Dock Office (Coleridge House) from 7 a.m. till 10 p.m on Sundays the latter Office is opsn from 7 a.m. till 10 a.in,, and from 5 p.m. till 6 p.m. GAS REPORT.-WEEK ENDING, OCT. 23, 1876. Illuminating Grains per 100 power in Pressure- in Cubic feet. Standard inches. OCT. Ammonia. Sulphur. candles. Max. Min. Tues. 17 0 28 12 22 1314 1'40 0-5& Wed. 18 0-31 12-35 13 19 1*35 0'55 Thur. 19 0-26 12-22 1293 1 40 0*55 Frida.y 20 018 1281 12 86 1*45 0'65 Sat. 21 0 13 12 64 12 73 1*45 0'60 Sun. 22 0-26 1307 1286 1-40 0*70 Mon. 23 0-31 13 33 13 03 1*50 0"60 Average 0 25 12'66 12"96 Sulphuretted hydrogen -None. Average illuminating power—12"96 candles. Legal standard-ll candles. W. MORGAN, Ph.D. Gas Examiner. Gas Testing Station, Orange-street, Swansea. SWANSEA SALE OF COPPER ORES BY TICKET- OCT. 24, 1876. Total amount of fine copper 260 tons 0 cwt. 2 quarters 12 pounds. Total amount of money, £ 19,864 2s. Od. Each Compatiy's Purchase COMPANY. Fine Copper. Amount. _) T. c. Q. LBS. £ s. d. Copper Miners Company r. P. Grenfell and Sons 20 12 3 8 1563 15 0 Nevill, Druee, aud Co 16 7 1 0 1231 13 0 Vivian and Sons 35 11 3 11 2 48 10 6 vvilliams, Foster and Co. 83 6: 0 25 6337 8 0 Britisli and Foreign Co. Mason and Elkington 36 10 g 16 2773 9 S Cnas. La ubert 1 14 2 23 126 16 0 Ravenhead and Company Sweetlanil, Tuttle, and Co. 44 2. ft 19 3389 7 3 Landore Company 2111 3 22 1H93 13 0 Average produce, 18k per cent. Avenge price per unit 158. 3-sed. Standard advanced 6-10s. SWANSEA HOSPITAL. An Abstract of the Resident Medical Officer's Report to the Weekly Board, from Octeber 19, 1876, to October 26, 1876. IN-DOOR PATIENTS. Remained by last report 44 Admittedsince. 6—50 Discharged, cured, and relieved. 4 Died I- 5 Remaining 45 OUT-DOOR PATIENTS. Remained by last report 383 Admitted since 69-452 Discharged, cured, and relieved 57 Died 0- 57 RemMnng. -395 Visited at home—12 new 32 old. MEDICAL OFFICERS FOR THE WEEK. Physician. Dr. Paddon. Surgeon Mr. Jabez Thomas. V. Herbet -tofty, L.R.C.P., &c., Lond., Resident Medical Officer. Committee who attended Messrs. John Williams, F. J. C. Scott, Wm. Stone, Thomas Hall, H. W. Crowhurst. John Jones, John Lewis, T. W. Richmond, Dr. Davies. Sunday rehyious services performed by Mr. Parnell. -Thursday, Rev. R. C. Christian, N .B.- Parcels of old linen, and other useful articles, will be thankfully received by the Matron. .IOFTN W. MORRIS. Secretary. BAROMETER AND THERMOMETER CHART, KEPT BY G MARGIN, JEWELLER, WIND-STREET, SWANSEA. Barometer. Thermometer. Oct. 20. 9 a.m 30.3 60 deg. „ 21. 9 a.m 30.13 55 „ 22. 9 a.m 30.15 54 „ 23. 9 a.m 30.15 52 „ 24. 9 a.m. 30.15 54 „ 11 25. 9. a.m 30.30 54 2D. 9 am 30.27 51 GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Receipts for week ending Oct. 22, 1876 JE132 477 0 0 Corresponding-week ,,1875 £ 129,001 0 0- TAFF VALE RAILWAY. Receipts for week ending Oct. 21, 1876 £ 8670 0 0 C'orrespondingweek; 1875 £ 9367 0 0 Penarth R1988 0 0 Corresponding week last year £ 1857 0 0 BRECON AND MERTHYR RAILWAY. Receipts for week ending Oct. 22, 1876 £ 1048 15 4 Corresponding week last year, 1875 i.955 17 8- SWANSEA GOVERNMENT SAVINGS' BANK. HEATHFIELD-STREET, SWANSEA. (ESTABLISHED IN THE YEAR 1827.) Open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from Eleven until Two o'clock. Open on Saturday evenings from Six until Eight o'Clock. EDWARD J. MORRIS, Actuary. HIGH WATER IN SWANSEA HARBOUR FOR THE ENSUING WEEK. HIGH WATER. I HEIGHTS. Week Days. L Ent..Pottery, Hafod Morn. J Even. chan Lrid ;e Works. OCT. H. M. H. M. F. I. F. I. F. I. Saturday 23 2 7 2 36 16 7 12 7 19 1 Surday 29 3 2 3 35 18 8 14 8. 11 2 Monday 30 a 48 4 9 20 5 16 5 12 11 Tuesday 31 4 30 4 49 22 0 18 0 14 6 Wednesday Nov. 1 5. 9 5 30 23 0 19 0 15 8 Thursday 2 5 50 6 10 23 4 19 4 15 10 Friday 3 6 29 6 48 23 6 19 6 16 0 MOON'S CHANGE Full Moon, 1st, llh. 31m. p.m.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. 4W We cannot insert notices of Births, Marriages, or Deaths, unless the persons who send them attach their names and places of abode. BIRTHS. On the 25th mst., at 88, Mansel-street, Swansea, the wife of Mr. William Thomas, tailor, of a daughter. On the 22nd inst., at The Lodge, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, the wife of J. Lionel Smith, Esq., of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 21st inst., at the Parish Chureh, Swansea, by the Rev. A. D. Campbell, M.A., Mr. James Tagford, of this town, to- Ann, daughter of Mr. David Samuel, farmer. On the 23rd inst., at the same church, by the same clergyman, Mr. James Llewellyn, of the "Prinee of Wales" steam packet, to Miss Jessie Lewis, Swansea^ On the 25th inst., at the same church, by the same clergyman, Mr. Thomas Henry Austin, nwiner, Swansea, to Hannah, daughter of Mr. David Walters. On the 26th inst.. at the same church, by the Rev. H. Davies, Mr. James Scribben, Swansea, to Mary, daughter of Mr; Edw. Price, farmer. On the 24th inst., at the. Chapel-of-Ease, Taibach, by the Rev. W. Johns, Mr. James Russell, grocer, CwmavcflOv to Miss Joseph, Taibaeh. DEATHS. On the 20th inst., at his residence, 9, Grove-place, Swansea, Mr. R. Barger Wall, professor of the pianoforte and singing, aged 67 years, deeply regretted by his family and a large circle of friends. On the 23rd inst., at 3. Fynone Place, Swansea, Mary Mar- garet, the beloved wife of Mr Frederick E. Vivian, Swansea, aged 44 years. On the--2nd inst., at 7, Northampton-place, Swansea, Mar- garet, widow of the late William Jones, formerly of Llwyn- hirieth, Cemmes, Montgomeryshire, aged 77 years. On the 15th inst., at George House, Hay, Breconshirc, Anne Elizabeth, relict of John Nelson Carpenter, late of Swansea, and formerly of Glan Arrow, Eardistand, Herefordshire, aged; 61 years. On the 21st inst., at Alexandra Terrace, Mumbles, Maud Margaret Arrowsmith, daughter of George A, Drysdale, aged a weeks. On the 20th inst., at Paviland Farm, Gower, Richard Curtis, sixth and youngest son of the late John and Ann Curtis, of the above farm, aged 33 years and 10 months. On the 17th inst., at Penmark Vicarage, Glamorgan, Caroline, wife of the Rev. Charles F. B. Wood, Vicar of Penmark, and Precentor of Llandaff Cathedral. On the 25th inst., at 14, Spilman-street, Carmarthen, Mr. Evan David, aged 71 years. On the 15th inst., at Hyde House, near Stroud, Joseph Bowstead, Esq., M.A., late H.M.'s Inspector of Male Training Colleges in England and Wales, aged 66 years. Printed by Steam Power, and Published by HOWEL WALTERS WILLIAMS, at the CAMBRIAN OFFICS, No. 58, Wind-street, Swansea, iji the County of Glamorgan.—FF.fBAy OCTOBER 27, 1876,