THE; MYSTERY COTIDON CIASTLE. >" B1" JOHN K. LEYS, AUTHOR OJ The Bolton Sevan Tragedy," ° The Lindsays? 4~ rUoJ. Bianra HKSEBTHD.J CHAPTER XV HI. — DISCOVERY. rna question now arose, to what place had Brandt retaken himself that Tuesday evening? If that juestion could be answered, there would be good Wwnd for hoping that the mystery of London Castio be solved. days Archie spent in the endeavour to Bad o « what station the German had left the train. jSut all his efforts in this direction were in vain. A fcw^BfcatioiM beyond Morris Green a junction was flHMM, at which the passengers from the Carnhill Em »*nged carriages, and from which they might proceed in any one of several directions. It was by Bomeans pleasant work to go about questioning guards and porters, but Archie would not have minded that if he had met with any measure of success. One result, indeed, he had, though it was merely of a negative kind. He could not gather that Brandt had ever been seen on ftie railway after that Tuesday evening, either at Morris Green or anywhere else. From this Archie inferred that be had returned by road. Sorely, then, he argued, he might have taken his sister ana the mysterious lady away by road too. It was all so vague, so uncertain, that there were tomes when Archie was tempted to believe that Liza had been romancing when she^told him of her inter- ™^h -be blue lady," ami that some natural tiiOTgh unusual souod was all that he and his sister had heard, when they fancied tbejf heard the moan- ingprsceed from the grounds surrounding the castle. there was, however, one thing more to be done, and then, Archie was persuaded, be would be at the end of his tether. He could proceed along the three or four main roads that could be reached from the castle, making enquiries m he went as to whether the German had gone that way accompanied by two ladies, and had come back alone two days afterwards, /J" J1!*8 aac^5er tedious and ur.pleasant ta?k. Archie told his srater as he returned each day that he had discovered nothing, and had been asked as manv questions as he himself had put. Everybody wanted toknow what he was fmak'ng enquiries for and the amenity of baling the curiosity of the people at the nam wma almost insuperable. Faremoit among these tronMesome- questioners was tyoot-b named Dickie I>avis, whom Archie remem- bered rnnmn^ about the streets of.Kildennv, a bare- legged, ugly, impertinent little varlet. He l" ved with an old woman whose reputation was none of the best. What Dickie's parentage was nobody knew, and no- body cared. Old Mrs Jamesoft s.'id the child had been left with her, aad that she had. continued to keep him out of charity. Knowing that he was no favourite, Dickie learned at an l age to "feud for himspl' Many peonle aid that he lived as much by poaching and stealing 88 by working; and certainly he never remained lone on any one farm. In appearance Dickie was not over the middle height, but he was stontiy built and strong His red hair and freckled face were familiar .ights m parishes. Lately. Dickie had got possession, somehow or otb»r, of a donkey and cart, and with his cuddy he went about collecting eggs, travelling by day and sleeping on the roadside bv night, or sleeping by day and travelling at night, with complete indifference as to whether his journeys were made by sunlight or by moonlight. This fellow Archie encountered once or twice and he became so curous and minute in his enquiries aa to the name of the person whose track Arrhie was following, and as to the reason he had for wishing to get word of brm, that Archie told him sharply oaine occasion to mind his own business. "There's mair nor me suld dae that." retorted Dickie, as he gave his donkey a cut with his stick Md moved away, loosing over his shoulder with a corse-laugh, vfrc*l'e coa^ not help wonder'ng whether the fellow knew more than he had been willing to admit. His expression was so like that of a malicious boy, something from a pure love of mis- Jfiiet, that Archie was nearly running after him to try to lorce him to make a clean breast of it. But, after taking a fow steps in pursuit, he stopped, Convinced of the folly of what he had been about to do. No forcing was likely to-avail. even if there was anything to reveal; and. if coaxing and bribery could do anything, clearly this was not the time for it. After exploring all the inns for several miles round without bearing any intimation that Brandt had been seen on the road. Aroiiie was forced to confess to himself that he had reached the end of a blind alley, and could go no further. It was humiliating to have to confess this to Leslie and she seemed almost as sorry for his want ot success-as he was himself. It was only two days after the search was abandoned that Archie took it into his bead to go down to the river for a swim. The best place for this purpose, the only private place, indeed, where the water wai deep enough, was the pool just below the White flocks, and thif-her the young man made his way, totally disregarding the injunctions which the new tenant of the Cast'e had promulgated with regard to trespassers. Having chosen a secluded spot, Archie undressed and plunged into the water. Then, having swum across the river, he amused himself by swimming along the opposite-basic underthe overhanging trees, diving every now and then to avoid a branch which "was partly submerged. The branches at that part of 5be wood hung over tbetsteeam for several feet, form- ing-s. danse leafybowec. whose floor was the water, and wboae thki rooc fof .foliage was impervious both to j on. and wind. chap 18 As be was slowly swimming along in this water- arcade, Arcbie-noticcd-an object in front of him, which at first he could not make out. The next moment »cry surprise.escaped his lips. iVu Abroad, shallow'boat,roughly—indeed, clumsily- pat together, but quite capable of conveying three or Hour pettMrns-ower a smooth piece of water like the peoL Aacbfe-eefeed it -by the gunwale, and looked over the&tfcfe^raftjxfc wonder. Who brought it there ? What was- tfae-.purpose ?orwhich it had been made, and mcoredin. that safe retreat? Did it beiong^o any.of the neighbouring farmers ? OeKtaioly not. What farmer would hide a boat miliar a thick-canopy^of trees, in a place where there warano-toad, no possibility-of anyone meddling with ifc? Or^cooldit both e.handiwork of some adventurous achoolboyfr? Archie- remembered well his own school- )lByjapaajka,.and felt-certain that no boys could have joo0strnctediso»snbstajitial and; solid a vessel. "Ceald it belong -to poachers ? It was possible, but Teiyunlikely. Except at this spot and one or two others, the | river. was fordable everywhere for These sng^estioM darted through ArcKie's mind oia^- to be rejected, and then he noticed another facL The boat-hadno rowlocks. How, then, was sh^te-be propelled, if not by oars ? "l^etertntned to find oat. he searched all round 4KT. She-wasntoored bv-a piece of short rope to a "&tønt-lmmch.and:1J,t"first.sight that was the only link -connecting her withithe land. But on going round to her head, Archie-found that beneath the water- liao-eetorng Tmg- was secured to her bows, and that to5thi&xing there-wasiattached a rope which passed Tnaterwater*7ia, htfclo^further scrutiny told hijqa that time was aBothepyhook. exactly similar at the other end of the -strange*craft. This totd Archie all he wished to know. He innnediatelv swam over to fhe oilier sWevof-tHenfeE. On the other, the castle side, the thick wood began- "to fringe the stream just 4>pp}Sfte-4&,the>spDt*wfoererthe boat was moored. /hrhw-weam .straight for that point, and having TMedied ithe began>.to '-search the bank under water, place wbcre itzwas-well sheltered by the trees; and.in a fe^r mmntes his guess proved to have been xight. He-found arpnlley with a rope passing through it. There^cooid no .longer be the least doubt. This was evidently a secret means of communication between the castle and the outside world, which Bnmdt's ingenuity had contrived—oae which he could use whenever he wished his movements to be unknown to the people areund Kildenny. If he had chosen fas in all probability he had chosen) to go and come by this way the week before, the fact that Archie had not been able to find that any one had ■oen him either ontlse read or at the railway-stations, would be amply accounted fer. And if he had secretly conveyed some one away from the castle, there could not be a doubt that he had selected this way. All this passed through Archie's mind as he hurriedly himself on the bank of river. As soon as he had got on his clothes, he went up to the White Rocks, and crossing the river by them as he had often done when be was a boy, he made his way through the trees to the place where the boat was moored. There was soma difficulty in finding the axact spot, for the underwood, which was composed lartly of young fir-trees and partiy of bramble bushes, jras unusually dense. But he persevered, for he had > definite object in view. He wished to find out how jxactly it was that the German's path lay, after the jiver was crossed. h. r d Having at last reached the boat, Archie found, as -'1. bad anticipated, that 5- narrow winding path, ikilfully made so as to takb full advantage of all natural aids, had been made through the wood. It was not always easy to follow, for evidently it was used but Archie managed to keep to it, and found that it Jed him at last out of the wood, and iined a sequestered gr*s-gro*n lane, wh.ch, m ,ts SrnTled to a parish-road about » wile aw»v from Sitting d *wn on a lart-o stone by the wayside, Archie p&B&ed to reflect on the admirable nature of the Germans expedient. Heye he had provided a passage, almost as secret as if it had been underground. iv which he could leave the castle, reach any part of Lho country, a';d return. quite unobserved by any of his neighbours. The thick wood through which Archie had just passed belonged to the castle property, and had, no doubt, been lot along with it; so that the German's private way lay entirely within his own grounds. The road by which Archie MacAllister was now sitting was in reality bnt a mile from Loudon Castle. and bare'y three miles from his inother'shouse. And et it was practically as far removed from that neigb- 'io::rhood as if it had been in the ne\t country.. cw r> the scattered inhabitants ever thought of fording he river. The nearest rridges were several miles iway; and people simply confined their walks fnr business or for pleasme to that side cf the stream on which they happened to be. Supposing, -aid Archie to himself, that my suspicious are correct, ind that the blue lady' is really in this man's power, there was nothing to prevent his taking her across the rivar al;d if he had a conveyance and a jood horse waiting here in readiness, they might be half way across Scotland before the morning." As these thoughts passed through tfffe young man's mind. he observed an elderly person coming towards him with, a shuffling vet rapid stride. Archie rose from the stone on which he had been sitting, and went slowly on, meeting him. As tha stranger drew marer, Archie recognised him—or rather he partly identified him. It was the man whom he had last seen in the company of Frank Selden, Ada's husband —a pang went through Archie's heart as he re- membered it-atthe Waverley Station at Edinburgh the man with regard to whom rcbie had a vague unpleasant association in his mind. What could he be doing here ? Can you tell me. young gentleman, where Loudon Cattle is ?" asked the stranger. He looked decidedly worse than he had done when I Archie had seen him at the Waver!ey Station, more than a year before. His face was blotched, and his eves were waterv, while his eyelids twitched un- pleasantly. In shoit, he seemed like a man who was fond of strong waters. ''Loudon CastleP echned Archie. "You are not Far from it as the.crow flies, but you are on the wrong side of the river. You must either go round by the Chapelhill-bridge or the .^rauniton-bridge, unless you care to wade aecross. It is about a foot and a half to two feet deep. I think Brampton-bridge is the nearest way dryshod, but that is about six miles round." The stranger looked piizded, as if these directions were not in accordance with his previous information And as Archie stood looking at him. the man's name and the circumstances under which he had first seen him, flashed on his memory. chap ] S MacAJlister remembered now very well that about three years before he had been a spectator of a frac >~ :n one of the streets of Glasgow, and in consequence he had to attend at the police-court the ne ;t day in the capacity of a witness. While waiting for the ease to be called, he had found himself much inter ested in another case which was being tr ed. This disreputable looking elderly man was the lawyer who had conducted the defence and Archie bad been much impressed at the time by the cleverness and un-scrupulousness which he had displayed. His con- duct had, indeed, been such as to call down some animadversions from the bench: and Archie had turned to a younT solicitor of his acquaintance who was sitting near him. and had learred from bis friend ;hat the elderiy lawyer's name was Mungo Fleming, and that he had a great reputation for skill and s'^arp practice in the lower walks of the profession. hut not for anything else. All this recurred to MacAllister's mind in a moment. Which is the way to the nearest bridge ?" Flem- ing asked in an irritated way. rchiepointed out the road which led to Brampton- bridge, aud went oil himself in the opposite direc- tion. Happening to look hack a moment afterwards, he saw that the old lawyer had changed his mind, or had only been pretending to go to the bridge. He had turned, and was slowly coming back MacAllister however, told himself that it was no business of his 0, observe the man's movements, so he went on hi: way. Shortly afterwards he came to a field-path which seemed to run back. nearly parallel to the road h ■ which he had come. Hoping that it might condw; him back to the river, beyond the dense wood wh:n he had just come through, Arrhie turned down it He was deceived, however. The path merely le into a field of oats and after losing ten minutes j) this way. the young man retraced his steps. The path ran side by ftde with the high road and Archie had nearly reached the po'nt where the two ways met, when he heard loud voices close to him p; the other s'de of the thick hedge, which separate the road from the path. The voices were those o: Fleming and Mr. Brandt. They seemed to bt quarelling. or at least annoyed with each other. I told you to wait at the comer, and not come on to the cr-stle," said the German. I waited long enough- I don't believe the ca.-tk is anywhere near here. I met a young man, and he said that it stands on the other side of the river, and that, there is no bridge." That's no business of youra," said Brandt, roughly. "Perhaps not. But I see you were deceiving me again. You always have deceived me. I don't believe you are as poor as yon say. And I mean to have my rights, even if T should have to split on you. Here the German interrupted his companion, speaking in a lower, and in what seemed to Archie a conciliatory, tone. By the time he had finished, the two men were out of hearing. Archie had been standing still, lost in surprise Here was new evidence that the German was con cerned in some nefarious design, one in which he had had Fleming's help. The words that had fallen from the lawyer could. bear no other meaning. But how was this fresh knowledge to be turned to account ? This question served the young man with ample food for reflection during his walk home. (To be c-niinued.) chap IS
NEATH COUNTY COURT. TUESDAY. Before Judge Bishop. BALANCE OF CONTRACT. John Walter James, Mansel-street, Briton Ferry, sued Henry Tucker for the recovery of £12 10s., balance of a contract into which the parties had entered for the erection of a house. Defendant had paid £5 10s. 6d. into court. Mr. Plews (instructed by Mr. J. T. Davies) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P. (instructed by Messrs. Tennant and Jones) for the dafendant.—The plaintiff stated that he had received £130, and £12 19s. was due to him. —Verdict for the plaintiff with eosts. ALLEGED ILLEGAL DISTRESS. William Bevan sued Edmund Law, auctioneer, Neath, for £ 5 damages for alleged illegal distress! —Mr. E. Powell appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. S. T, Evans, M.P., for the defendant.—Mr. Powell stated thai Mr. Law was the landlord of the house which Bevan occupied. The plaintiff owed 17s. 6d. for rent, and the defendant dis- trained upon furniture valued at £ 10 in fact, left nothing but the beds in the house.—John Jacobs, the bailiff, said that the goods distra ned upon were worth £3 10s.—His Honour gave judgment for the defendant upon the ground that the dis- tress was legally enforced.—Costs were not asked for.
MARKETS^ SUGAR. GLASGOW, Wednesday.—Official report: More dis-positiontobuy at the decline; goed business dene at prices shewing 3d fall since Saturday, excepting yellews, which are unchanged. Private report: Market continues quiet, prices in buyers' faveux, PRODUCE. L«NB0N, Wednesday.—Sugar: Refined, quiet, and easier; French, quiet; beet, slow. May. 11s. 8id. sellers; lis.6id. buyers. October-December, lis. 2Ad. sellers; lis. ltd. buyers. Coffee, quiet. Rio— May, 75s. sellers; 73s. buyers. Sep ember sold at 67s. 9d. to 69s. lOd. Tea, rice, jute, and hemp un- changed. Oils: Linseed, 20s. 9d. to 21s.; rape, 19P. 6d te 18s. 9d.; crude cotton, 18s. 9d. to 18s, lC^d.; refined, 21s. to 22s. turpentine, 22s. lid. to 22s. 3d.; petroleum, unaltered. CORN. LONDON, Wednesday.— Mark-lane opens un- changed for both wheat and flour, and the demand continues very quiet for both articles; maize: firmer, Odessa, ex ship, 17s., mixed American, ex ship to arrive, 17s. 6d.; barley: well maintained, Azofflls. 6d., ex ship Persian 10s. 9ù.; oats: firm, little offering on spot, demand, however, not active. Arrivals: wheat, 28,000; oats, 14,000 quarters; flour, 21,000 sacks. BUTTER. CORK, Wednesday.—Ordinary: Firsts, 80s.; seconds, 77s.; thirds, 75s.; fourths, 65a, Kegs: Thirds, 70. Mild-cured firkins: Superfine, 86 fine, 84s.; mild, 75s. Kegs: Superfine, 84s In market, 587 firkins, 259 mild. Weather, fine;
"DEAN VAUGHAN7~ It was announced from the Deanery of Llandaff last (Tuesdav) night that Dr. Vaughan will on the 1st of Julv resign the Mastership of the Temple, bv which time he will have completed 25 years in that office.
PANK'^rAll Fur Hats are the BEST VALUE i in Swaooea* 3a. 9d« iViV
I SWANSEA HIGHER AND LOWER SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. -+- RESULT OF THE POLL. This (Wednesday) afternoon Mr. G. Baker Haines, the returning efficer appointed to conduct thesJr- lection, declared the result of the poll in U.c jove election as follows :— ELECTKD. "Daniel Roderick, The Vicarage, Coekett (Churchman) 918 Philip Kichard, Th? Hit!. Sketty, colliery owner (Churchman) 915 *.Tohn Davies, ulillay, Baptist minister. 775 ".To.m Davies, Caule, Congrcjrationa'.ist minister 729 "William Harries, Gcwerton, colliery proprietor (Baptist1 681 Da iu Lewi=, Old-road, bu.,cher, Waunarhvydd (Con- gregationalist) 570 "Rev. D. O. Kees, Sketty, Congregational minister, Sketty „" 562 Is ON ELECTED. Fdward WiilianJ Bolney. Pantysifi, Vicar of Sketty 653 "Meta Williams, Killay (Unitarian) 321 Howell Davies, Hendret'oilan, farmer .„ 184 Will;r.m Walters (Methodist) 14? William Bevan, Tregernydd, farmer 115 "'x Wrnht-rs of toh" expiring Board.
SWA'NSEATUEICE COURT. 0 THIS DAY. Before Messrs. W. Walters, Dr. J. G, Hall, and Col. Morgan. ALLEGED THEFT OF A FLANNEL SHIRT. Rees Davids, aged 30, quarryman, was charged with baling in his possession n flannel shirt and an apron, supposed to have been stolen. From evidence tenderer it appeared that Detective Lewis had arrested the prisoner whilst trying to pawn the shirt at Air. Freedman's College-street shop. The »lyrt was quite v et as if it had been taken from a linen line, and prisoner failing to satisfac- from a linen line, and prisoner failing to satisfac- torily explain where he got it, was arrested. The shirt had not been claimed, and the case was ad- journed to allow of the owner coming forward to prosecute. WITHDRAWN. The summons against David John for being drunk in Cwm Level-road on May 6th, was with- drawn. COUNTY BUSINESS. THE BATTLE OF THE BOWENS. There was the usual litt'e array of assault suminouses down for hearing on the county charge- sheet this morning. The place cVhonncur must be awarded to that brought by Hannah Bowen, Llandilo-Talybent, against three other Bowens, Jane John, and Sarah Jane Bowen. Mr. Howells, Llanelly, appeared for the complainant, and --ADS Bowen, in the absence of Mr. Glasbrook RicYtrAs, conducted her own case in an exceedingly loqua- cious style; her cross-examination of the com- plainant's witnesses being productive of the greatest amusement. A consider- able amount of evidence was given with reference to a "scrap" on the 15th inst,, of which to-day's proceedings were the sequel. It appears that the bother began from a short aiter- cation that took place between the daughters of the principals the one having accused the other Of stealing sug r at a Wesleyan tea-fight. Then Lbe mothers joined in, and it was alleged that de- endant struck complainant with a stone, after which defendant's son flourished a shovel about in a very excited manner. P.C. 335 deposed to having seen the battered condition of the two principals, both showing very evident signs of a tussle. There was a cross-summons by Jane Bowen against Hannah Bowen. It was subsequently alleged that John Bowen struck Hannah with the shovel. Each of the principals were fined £1, and a. similar fate befel John Bowen, while the summons against fcarah Jane was dismissed. The other assault cases fell through owing to the non-appearance of complainants, DRUNKENNESS. PSIP Thomas Jones, collier, Llangyfelacb, was fined 15s. inclusive for drunkenness at Neath on the 5th. A fine of 12s. each were the rewards of Lance- lots Mort, father and son, of Swansea, labourers, for a similar onence.—For being drunk and dis- orderly, George Hughes, Swansea, was fined 12s. inclusive and Robert Davies, Llanelly, rollerman, was fined 15s. for drunkenness on the 12th,
TEE CHIEF RABBI AT • SWANSEA. ADDRESS BY DR. ADLER, THE ATTITUDE OF JUDAISM TO CHRISTIANITY. There was a large congregation at the Swansea Jewish Synagogue yesterday (Tuesday) evening, when Dr. Aaler delivered a very cogent and earnest address upon the attitude that the Jews should maintain towards the believers in other creeds. To solve the problem, the Chief Rabbi took as his text part of Numbers xx., 14, words that formed the introduction cf the message of Moses to the King of Edom. It was from the point of brothers that the best of the Jews had always looked upon their fellow-men, for Holy Writ taught them that all the families of the earth were created alike in the image of God. The Bible made the whole world kin, as it was all united by the ties of brotherhood. This great lesson was taught by Abraham, who was con- sidered THE MOST PERFECT ISRAELITE; and then, too, they learnt in the Ten Command- ments, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy- self." This was tne golden rule for each of them. They must apply the matter personally. Con- tinuing, the preacher quoted extracts from the Talmud and from Isaiah in support of his views, and contrasted the broadness of these ideas with the painful narrowness which was only too often founds nowadays. They should live on terms of the greatest cordiality and goodwill with their neighbours, and must not ba guilty of saying a false word of or doing a mean trick to any of them. It was the duty of the Jew to take an interest in the political life of the conntry, and in all affairs of a philanthropic or social character, and their interest should be of such a character that they were not afraid to render any material help to a. good cause, no matter who the originator was. But at the same time, while doing all that, hey must not overlook those attributes, manners, and customs of their religion, such as regulations concerning diet, the keepicg holy of the Sabbath, and the law FORBIDDING MARRIAGE out of the Jewish fold. In these days the latter law was only too often disregarded, but he would ask them all to regard marriage in its highest sense, and then he would ask them whether it was not right that on the question of religion the husband and wife should have unity of views. In concluding a singularly forcible address, the speaker referred to a visit paid to Swansea by him 35 years before, on the occasion of the opening of the Synagogue, and he expressed a hope that the aspirations and desires of its founders had been, to a large extent, realized. He was glad to find that good work had and was being done, and he wouid like to give them a word of encouragement to not merely make the synagogue the centre of spiritual but also of intellectual at- tainments. Let them therefore do their utmost to live soberly and wisely, and keep bright the fires of Judaism, so that the religion of the Israel- ites of old might become an immortal creed. EVENING BANQUET. Mr. S. Goldberg, of Northampton-place, enter tained between 40 and 5o members of the con- gregation of the synagogue, together with the distinguished Chief Rabbi (DrT Adler), at his residence at a magnifieen banquet. Subsequently residence at a magnifieen banquet. Subsequently a short toast list was gone through. Mr. Goldberg the host, proposed the health of the Chief Rabbi, :n a few terse sentences relative to the exception- ally good work being done by that person for the connexion.—Dr. Adler responded in a very happy and interesting speech, in the course of which he referred to the congregation at the Swansea synagogue as one of the best it had been his pleasure to visit. He concluded his speech by proposing the health of the host and hostess, the former making a very able response.—Theliev.P. Wolfers propose t the health of the wardens, committes, and congregation of the Synagogue.—Mr. S. Lyms (president) and Mr. Da.vd Harris (treasurer) i espouded.— Mr Isaac Seline propos.e.1 the health of the ministers- Revs. P. Wolfers and 1. Miron—and these gentlemen responded.—Mr. David Seline n«xt propose! "The School Committee," coupling with it the name of Mr. yolomon Barnett the chairman, who made a very genial response.' It should be mentioned that the Chief Rabbi,who con- ducted an examination of the children earlier in the day, paid a very high compliment to the latter, as being by far the best taught in South Wales and grea ly eulogised the work performed bv their teacher, tke Rev, P. Wolfers.
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THE REYOLTERS CAMPAIGN. NONCONFORMIST OPINION. I At a cymanfa of the Welsh Independents of Carmarthenshire, held at Llandilo on Tuesday, a conference was held in the morning, when the Rev. Dr. Davies, Siloah, Llanelly, proposed, and the Rev. W. Davies, Llandilo, seconded, a resolu- tion dealing with the present aspect of the Dises- tablishment question. The meeting fai'ed to agree, and the subject was adjourned until the evening, when the following resolution was unanimously carried:—"That we consider the Disestablishment and Disendowment of the Eng- lish Church in Wales of the first importance and thank the Government most sincerely for intro- ducing the Bill to bring this about forthwith. We oarnestly urge all Welsh Liberal members to be thoroughly united in supporting the Government te pass the Bill through all its stages in che House of Commons this Session, if possible, or; failing this. in pressing the Government to make it the leading measure, and givo it the first place ia their programme next Session." MEETING OF WELSH M.P.'S. An informal meeting was held last evening of the Welsh members at present in attendance at the House of Commons, and a feeling was unani- mously expressed that there was no ground for the revolt of the Welsh party at the present time, and that such a course would seriously imperil the Disestablishment question. The attendance, it is understood, included Mr. Alfred Thomas, Major Jones, Mr. Abel Thomas, Mr. Spicer, Mr. T. P. Price, Mr. J. Herbert Roberts, and Mr. Humphreys-Owen.
REYOLTERSTMEETING AT DENBIGH. An open-air meeting was held yesterday after- noon at. Denbigh by the Independent Welsh M.P.'s Mr. Lloyd George, MJ?.~ Mr. Herbert Lewis M.P.. and Mr. John Parry, Llanarmon (the originator of the tithe war), addressed tbe meet- ing; and all contended tbllot Wales had been too tame in her demands respecting disestablishment. The Bill, it was urged, should be sent to the House of Lords this session. The Liberals had r^>t dealt fairly with the question, or according to the New- castle programme. It was the object of the In- dependent Welsh members to bring the Govern- ment to adhere to the Newcastle programme. Wales should now make herself heard, for it was a question of now or never. A resolution approving of the action of the Independent Welsh members was passed by a large majority. UNOFFICIAL ASSURANCES. Mr. Alfred Thomas, M.P., and Major Jones, M.P., have received such assurances from the Government, says a London correspondent, as to convince them that the Welsh Disestablishment Bill will be persevered with and carried through the House of Commons, but whether with or with- out an autumn session, or by a carrying over order, or as the first bill of an early new session, cannot be determined at this stage.
CYMMKODOKIONTBEETAWE. LECTUUE BY* "LLEUKWG." The speaker at the Cymmrodorion meeting on Tuesday evening, at which Mr. C. H. Glascodine presided, was the Rev. Dr. Morgan (" Lleurwg "), the well-known Baptist minister, lecturer, and writer, from Llanelly. Three was a largi audience, as is always the case when Dr. Morgan turns up. His subject was—" All is not gold that glitters," an aphorism from the truth embodied in which he deduced most valuable and practical lessona. Appearances are often deceitful, said the speaker; we should take nothing upon trust, one of man's great objects in life was to seek hap- piness. Some sought it by amassing wealth, others in a round of pleasure, others in worldly honour and fame, others again in temporal power and authority. People, however, in the end were com- pelled to say All is not gold that glitters—we have been deceived." The pictures drawn of men in those various situations were most vivid, and keenly enjoyed by the audience. Lleurwg's abili- ties as a mimic and reciter are well known, and his rendering of "Ewyllys Adda" (Adam's Will), "Dedwyddwch" (Happiness), and several ether Welsh poems were deservedly applauded.— At the close Mr. Llewelyn Williams proposed, and Mr. William Davies (Ivor Villaseconded, a cor- dial vote of thanks to the speaker. A similar vote, proposed by Mr. Aeron Thomas, aad seconded by Lleurwg, was accorded the chairman.
THE HON. H. C. BRUCE. IMPENDING DEPARTURE FROM NEATH. The Hon. H. C. Bruce, son of Lord Aberdare, who has resided at Ynysygerwyn, near Neath, the former residence of Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, for the past 14 years, has just taken Longwood Park, six miles from Winchester, and will remove thither at the beginning of July. The hon, gentleman, who has been for some years president of the Neath Football Club, and a prominent member of the Neath Liberal Club will be greatly missed. Long- wood Park is the property of the Earl of Northesk, who was married early this spring. Mr. Bruce. will take possession of Longwood on the 1st prox., but, as already stated, he will not leave the neighbourhood of Neath until early in July. Mr. Bruce has already disposed of his farm effects, and after he leaves Ynisygerwyn some of the fur- niture will be sold, Mr. Bruce and his good lady have given material support to several elevating agencies in the Neaih district, and their imminent removal to a distant part of the country is very deeply regretted.
SCENE ATTHE NEATH COUNTY COURT.— AN EXCITED SPECTATOR. POLICEMEN TURN HIM OUT. At the Neath County Court on Tuesday evening, when Judge Bishop was trying a case in which Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., and Mr. Plews were engaged as counsel, the comparative stillness of the court was broken by loud eries of Silence! silence! I want my money back," which proceeded from an old man named William Bevan, of Neath Abbev. The judge attempted to epeak, but was again interrupted by similar cries. Bevan wa; ejected, and business resumed. Subsequently he re-entered and again disturbed the court. It took two policemen to eject him this time. Outside a relative came to his assistance and the police had rather a rough time of it before they suceesded in placing the refractory individual under lock and key. It was explained to his Honour that Bevan was not quite sane. He was the plaintiff in an action for damages on account of alleged illegal distraint, and his demonstrat on was evidently directed against Mr. Ed. Law, who was the defen- dant in the action referred to. In Bevan s packet was found a large stone PRISONER BEFORE HE MAGISTRATES. William and Thomas Bevan, brothers, Neath Abbey, were brought up in custody at the Neath Borouih Police-court this (Wednesday) morning, and were each fined 10s. and costs for obstruction.
PIT1~\NS) POINT, The value has been sworn at £26,994 of the personal estate of the late Lord Bowen, who leaves all his property to his wife. Strawberries were hawked about the West End of London on Monday afternoon at 4d. the basket —a remarkable low price tor this season of the year. Two violent shocks of earthquake, which did considerable damage to buildings, were experienced on Monday morning in Weliinotonanciotbertowns of New Zealand.
SNOW IN GLAMORGANSHIRE. The weather continues very severe for the time of the year, indeed, the temperature all over the Southern part of Glamorganshire is more like December than May. Snow fell for some time yesterday at Gorseinon and in several parts bf the Neath valley.
It is reported that Lord Dvnevor's son and heir I was one of the members of the Bullingdon Club who were" sent down" by the Christ Church authorities last week. A consignment of the VERY FINEST Nzw C LIVEll OIL just to hand at the Cambria Brug Company, Chemists, Portland-street. and is being retailed at lOd. and Is. 6d. per bottle, or io by he
STORY OF A POULTICE. Family discipline is still maintained in some Ameri- can families, as, of course, it ought to be in all. A amall boy got a sliver in his foot, and Iii-i mothet expressed her intention of putting a poultice on thrt wound. The boy with the uatural foolishness, which is bouud up in the heart of a child, objected to tha proposed remedy, "I won't have any poultice he declared, Yeo you will," said both the mother and grandmother firmly. The majority was two to one agaiust him, and at bedLinie the poultice was ready, The patient was not ready. 011 the contrary, ht resisted so stoutly that a switch was brought inte requisition. It was arranged that the grandmother should apply the poultice, while the mother, with uplifted stick was to stand at the bedside. The boy was told that if he oleneel his mouth" he woul 1 receive something that vould keep him quift. The hot poultice touched his foot, and he opened his mouth. ''You——" he began. "Keep Stli1 J" said the mother, shaking her sti?k. while the grand. mother applied the poultice. Once more the littlo fellow o, ened his mou'h. I "But the uplifted switch awed him to silence. In a minute more the I poultice was firmly in place,and the boy was tucked in bed. There now," said the mother, '• the old sliver will be drawn out, and Eddie's foot will be an well." The mother and graudmothe- were moving tr.umphantly away when a shriil voice piped from under the bedclothes You've got it on thi wrong foot y
C^LT ONE KLPTG THERE. Audacity that met its penalty was in a wonderfull) d^Ter iebuke giv*it by Li<zt to the lale Emperi »f Rus-i.v The great rnaextrc was engaged to piajf ix one <<f the Imperial Palaces, and many member". of the Imperial Family were present. Liszt gave a -juiy brilliant display, but aUuptly stopped. Hi* -luick professional pride liad been touched. He had heard the Czar talking. Noting the sudden general silence, the Empcrot gra^rOusly requested the performer to continue but Liszt left the instrument, made an elaborate bow and with cool aud stinging wit replied- Sire, when the king speaks all should remain silent." It was a victory for the aggrieved musician then, but next day his passport reached him, aari I.i-sar' had to leave Russia.
SATISFIED BOTH. A funny story is being told of two French noble men and a favourite singer. The Freocnmen were suitors of the lady, and botk teemed to be equally esteemed by her. It appears that in France, as well as in many otikOt ooun tries, a lock of hair is jonsidered a signal pledge of tender passiou. Mdlle. B- glories in tht possession of auburn ringlets, and would sob part with one of them for less than a duchy. Her admirer*, however, happened to have hair ot the same golden hue as that of their common love, Hash begged a tress of her hair in exchange far a lock of his own, to which the charming creature readily assented, and, without touching a .single hair of her head, cunningly managed to effect a change of parcel^ by which each% gentleman received a curl of him rival's capillaries. The count now wears the baron's hair next to hit jheart,and the baroa sleeps with the count's lock uada Vis pillow.
THAT BUZZING ON THE WIRES. You have all heard the humming and singing of telegraph and telephone wires as you pass the polet ilong the streets. No doubt you have concluded that it is caused by the action of the wind on the wires, and given it no further thought. But it is net true that the singing is caused by the win I; and if you are at all observing you will notice thai sften the humming sound ia to be heard these cold winter mornings wheu the smoke frem th? thimneys goes straight up until it is lost in the clouds, and when tbe frost on the wires is fuzzy and thick as a roll of chenille fringe. The wind has nothing to do with the sound, and according to an Austrian scientist the vibrations are due to the changes of atmospheric temperature, aad especially tnrough the action of cold, as a lowering of tempera- ture induces a shortening of the wires extending tver the whole of the conductor. A considerable amount of friction is produoed on the supporting bell, thus inducing sounds both in the wires aur2 the poles. When this humming has been going oc birds have mistaken the sounds for insects insid the poles, and have been seen to peck with their bills on the outside as they do upon apple and other trees. The story is told of a bear that mistook a humming noise as coming from a nest (o- bees, and clawed :\t the pole and tore itway /hston<» at its base in the hope of finding the much aovetw feont, -4
M AARl ^TlfLLrS MODEL PRINCE. Csesar Borgia was bold, ambitious, crafty, able, naadsome, and remarkable for his physical strength. But he was as false and cruel as his father. He early formed large schemes for the extension of his dominions, and his p'ans he might have carried out had he not been arrested at a critical moment by the death of the Pope and his own illness. He had indeed foreseen the death of his father, and so arranged matters as t. establish the Scate of Romagna and overcome his enemies, notwithstanding such an event. But he had not foreseen his own illness, which incapacitated him from all action. He told me himself," says Machiavelli, that he had anticipated everything, and provided fer every- thing savi&or being sick unto death at 'the time of the Pope's decease." In Machiavelli's own treatise on The Prince," Caesar Borgia was his model and hero, and all that caa be suggested in justification of his character and conduct may there be read. Put it must be confessed that Machiavelli's own jrinciples of life and conduct, as therein eet forth, are not-of a high moral cast, and in that remarkable book he upholds, or seems to uphold, acts cf cruelty and bad faith which are ordinarily considered to have the stain of dishonour. Experience," he says, has proved in our own times that the Princes who have achieved great deeds are those who have held gcod Jaith of stnali account, have known bow to bewilder men's brains by cunning, and have succeeded better thun those whose actions have been ruled by honour.' And in another passage he says of Caesar Borgia: "Putting together all the actions of the Duke. I could not blame him. On the contrary, it seenij good to me to propose him as an example to be imitated by all who through good fortune and the arms of others haveaitaiued to supreme CON" fiaand." To which statements we can only hold up our hands in surprise.- W. W. Story, in "Black wood's Magazine."
IN THEIR OWN TRAP. Power was a well-known Australian robber, or "bushranger," as such outlaws are called at, antipodes. He had made himself the terror of all th, settlement, and defiaut did he become that t'.t. Government offered a thousand pounds for his c-Rp ture or proof of h:s death. Stimulated by this h»i»: pf reward, three young men, clerks in a Sydney bans, planned to spend their vacations is capturing f;i>t outlaw with a view to the reward. Before starting C they provided themselves with three good saddi- horses and as many rifles and pittols as they con id handle. In addition to these preparations the clerks had also with them an accurate description of PDW«. so that they were eutirely sure that they would retr.^ nise him on sight. They were looking for a heaviH1 bearded, rouuhly-attired man, who rode a loan horse. They, therefore, had no suspicion when, 07 pntering the forest near the Blue Mountains, they *v«t-e joined by a good-looking, smoothly-shaved man who rode a thorough-bred bay. The stranger made himself so agreeable as. to gain the confidence of tii(- young men. who told him of their purpose and 0; their certainty of capturing Power and taking hiu1 back to Sydney tied to his horse like a pack of wool That night after they had encamped and eaten supp^ tbe affable stranger suddenly assumed a new rolt With a revolver in each hand he faced the daz. t youug men and said: "Gentlemeu, I am Powe;. Now, obey me or I will shoot fait und sure." VYha: must we do ?" asked one of the young mea. Fir-t throw your rifles and pistols into the fire. T'ui, order was speedily complied with. "New, throv* every stitch of clothes you have with you afto your arms," Soon the clothes were burning, ami the three trembling wretches stood before the iui placable man with the pistols. When this was dun- he tied theiu, one at a time, on their own horn: and then, taking off the bridles, he aent the;. Mazeppalike, back to Sydney. On the pommel (I, one of the saddles was found pinned a bit of papct with these words, "Power yends with these ih i his- compliments to the governor and suggests mv.<. toward and better men." No bad quality or vice carries its appropriate punishment along with it more surely than heart lessness. Modern Philosophy-life is short—only four letters' :n it. Three-quarters en it :< lie f>nd half c-1 ii "if" Hoare Bros., Photographers. Oil Painings, for Presentation. Hoare Bros., Photographers, Novelty n P or- traits on Plaques. J. H. PANK'S Fur Hats at 2s. 9d. are very GOOD VALUE. 175S PANK'S SPECIAL VALUE in all Fur Hats at 3s. 9d. 1750 J. B. PANXIS Hats, ALL FDR. 3s. 9d., are MecveL],)uii Value. 1760 -=-
SPORTS AND PASTIMES- [BY THE OLD 'UK.] The half yearly meeting of the Swansea Harriers was announced to be held at the Bank Hotel last (Tuesday) evening. For some reason or other, however, the meeting was postponed despite the fact that there was a good muster of members. At an informal meeting, however, over which Mr. Fred. Davies presided, arrangements were made for races which are to take p:ace on Thurs- day week at St. Helen's Ground. On that occasion tha final for the Hospital Challenge Cup between Ik>sser and Richards is to be brought off, and, in addition to that, there will be a one mile bicycle handicap and 120 yards and quarter-mile flat handicaps. It was subsequently decided to postpone the usual half-yearly meeting of the Harriers to Tues- day evening next at 8.30. The captain of the tennis section of the Swansea Cricket Club has decided to summon a meeting ot those interested in tennis to meet at the cricket pavilion, St. Helen's Ground, one evening early next week. I understand *hat the business will be to discuss the advisa' lit of holding a tennis tournament. Tennis en An iasts are invited to assemble in for< e. The nie.-ang will probably be held on Tuesday night, but I will definitely announce it later. The fatal fight at Aberdare seems to hav6 had the effect of arousing Welsh religious bodies to pi otest against the practice of fisticuffs. At Aber- man a united conference has been held, when epresentatives from the Calvinistic Methodists, Con^regationalists, Baptists, Welsh Methodists aad English Wesleyan bodies were present, and it was unanimously resolved to convene a general meeting of representatives of all the churches in the Aberdare Valley to meet at Aberdare on Tuesday next, with the view of entering a united protest against such practices as the fatal fight, and also to petition Parliament for an alteration of the law. The pelice proceedings in connection with the affair have resulted in Thomas Edward Roberts, David Edwards, James Day, Thomas Samuel, Henry Rees, David St. John (Resolven), Thomas Richards, Thomas James, William Davies, Thomas Pi itchard, and George alias Patsey Perkins, all being charged and committed for trial at the forth- coming assizes. They were admitted to bail. In the course of the prectediugs James Davies, a collier, who was an eye-witness of the fight, stated that the men pumshe leach other in each round as much as they could. He detailed what took place in several rounds. Rees gat very weak in one round, fell on the floor, and did net get up at once, Thomas, one of the timekeepers, called out he had been down ten seconds. Day therein claimed a win for Edward", but Rees got up and the referee told them to continue the fight. Alter this Rees seemed to be in a very, very weak state. In the last round he fell on the floor bleeding, and looked very weak. He was again struck and fell, but he rose ne more.
BANKRUPTCY INTELLIGENCE, RECEIVING ORDERS. Daniel Lloyd, Lougher, formerly trading as the Meires Colliery Company, formerly Llanharran, Glamorganshire, now Castle-arcade Chambers and Wyndham-crescent, Cardiff, registration agent, formerly colliery proprieter. Charles Allen Davies, lately St. Helen's-crescent, now St. Helen's-avenue, lately The Stores, Orchard-street, at Swansea, hay and corn dealer, now out ef business. FIRST MEETING 6c. Henry Gammon, Terrace-read and Wassail- street, Swansea, boot and shoe maker; first, meet- ing May 20, at noon, at the Official Receiver's, Swansea; public examination June 14, at 11.30 a.m., at the Tewn hall, Swansea. ADJUDICATIONS. Charles A. Davies, late 4Jr St. Helen's-crescent, now of St. Helen's-avenue, Swansea, and lately trading at The Stores, Ore ard-street, Swansea, hay and eorri dealer, now of no occupation. J. H. Davies, 1, Mdira-terrace, Cardiff, tailor.
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SHIPPING. SWANSEA BAY SIGNALLING STATION, MUMBLES LIGHTHOUSE. MAY aiStDy 1694.. Wind, N.N.W., moderate; Weather, cloudy.; Sea, smooth. Erimus s, Falmouth, passed west Alberio t3, London, passed west Chanzy S. Caen, passed west largoon s, Glasgow, passed east Landore s, Liverpool, pa&lM east Burnock s, Ayr, passed east Trefusis a, Falmouth, passed east FOREIGN ARRIVALS AND MOVEMENTS OF LOCAL VESSELS. Rochefort s left Caen for Mumbles 16 Adventure s passed Gibraltar 18 Crown of England passed Tatcusih 10 Enskar s arrived Philadelphia from Swansea 11 Georgette s arrived Dieppe from Swansea. 19 Corisande s left Riga for Swansea 113 Village Girl arrived St Valery from Swansea 21 Chanzy s left Caen for Swansea 18 Carn Marth s left Ergasteria for Swansea 13 City of Cadiz s left Hamburg 12 City of Hamburg s left Nifcuwe Waterwea 18 Electra s arrived Caen 19 .TOIIN WOOD AND CO,'S'ST.B.&.M:BRS. Davbreak arrived Cardiff 20 Dewdrop arrived Huelva 19 Embleton left Philadelphia for London 17 Ipsden arrived Hamburg 16 Sunrise Little Glace Bay 12 Twilight passed Las Palmxs for Hamburg 16
AT THE ALMA. As the round shot befan ricochetting through eur ranks the word was passed to Open out and let them go." Entre nous, we did not wast much telling, you may bet, and just about this time, when I was luart,hing in rear of my company, a.big shot came bounding along and passed through the centre. A capital chapjfcamed George Duff, who was oar best wicket-keeper, was just in front of me, and I sang out to him, 11 Dtiff, you are keeping wicket, you ought to have taken that." He turned, and smiling quietly, said ''No, air: it had a bit too mucli pace on. I thought you were long stop, so I left it for you." It was wonderful ready of him, was it not? "hen you remember what we were about, and where we were. Poor Duff! He never played cricket any more Poor fellow. He was in a terrible plight. One of his thighs was horribly smashed, and be loot a lot of blood, but he said, in a very low voice. It's all up with me, capta n," I thook his hand, and realised that it was but it fairly upset me, and does now when I think of it, for we had not a cheerier or more willing soldier in the whole lot and many is the half-crown or shilling that I had given him—or, aa he called it, lent—especially when we lay at Chichester; for his parents lived at Midhurst, he being the son of a sweep there, and he had a brother in the 3rd Buffs, a real good sort, too. RCPIUM CTJBKO WITHOUT OPERATION.—S, J. Sherman, Hernia Specialist, 64, Chancery-Lane, London,; 26 King-street/ Manchester; 4 Burling- ton-ohambers, New-street, Birmingham. Bookon rupture and eil of trusses, post free 7d. Hoare Bros., Photographers, for Craycn Por traits. J. H GOLOIE'S PHOTOGXAPHLC STPDIO has been remodelled with all the latest improvements to meet the requirements of high-class photo- graphv, Temple-street, Sudio, Swaneoa,
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