NEWPORT. ^.DROWNING FATALITY.—Mr. Martin Edwards, the strict coroner, held an inquest at the Tredegar Jo?8' Pill, on Saturday touching the death of in tK ^'ar^e' a sa'l°r. whose body was picked up Wal Alexandra Dock on Thursday. Deceased *8 employed on board the steamer Ascupart, j^lch sailed from the dock on Saturday, July 17. evidence of William Day, who found the having been takeu, the jury returned a "erdict of "Found drowned." CHBISTCHUBCH SCHOOL BOARD.-The fortnightly ^Beting was held on Friday evening at Maindee, E. Hill, the chairman, presiding. The com- mittee appointed to decide as to the site for a new at Maindee reported that Mr. Rees, agent to r*r» T. M. Llewellyn, had asked £ 1,200 for an acre land in the second field below Eveswell. This board thought was too much, and it was to ask Mr. W. J. Lloyd upon what terms Ecclesiastical Commissioners would sell an the south side of the railway, near Mr. T. j' Price's yard. Mr. Swanton gave notice to f the clerk's salary £ 20. A new precept £ 500 was issued. J>.R GEOEGE ELLIOT'S GENEROSITY.—The borough Sir George Elliot, Bart., has given £ 100 liquidating a debt upon St. Stephen's -j?ls,8ion Chuch, near the Alexandra Dock, and the tl^degar Wharf Company have agreed to discharge (i8 balance then remaining—viz., £ 170. Sir e°pge jjag gjven a furt.ijer £ 100, in addition to the j.^tion of £ 1,000 recently contributed, towards • erection of the new Sailors' Home in Temple- teet, additions having been made to the plans.
SWANSEA. MADAME PATTI'S CONCKBT.—The programme for great concert in aid of the Swansea Hospital jj the poor of the valley has not yet been pre- j^d, but it will be interesting to know that Mr. Thomas (" Pencerdd G walia ") will be amongst S WARTEBLY CHURCH SERVICES.—The quarterly >.rvices in connection with All Saints' Church j were held on Sunday, when the Rev. S. VV. jon«ia8, rector of Oxwich, preached in the morn- and evening. The musical portion of the ser- Was very successful. -SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—A serious accident has furred to a bargeman named Lee by the break- of a rope attached to a barge in the mud of the j^Sr. The rope parted, striking the unfortunate 0 40 violently, and breaking both his legs and also Of his arms. He was taken to the hospital, he now remains. He resides at Norris-lane, j Thomas. *^88 OF A SWANSEA BARQUE AND THREE LIVES. ]0 "diligence has been received in Swansea of the of the barque Cawnthorpe, 847 tons register, -Ion King to Mr. G. B. Meager, Swansea, which jja'ed on the 19th of April from London for Bris- CaQe' ^e ves8el met w'th a furious gale off the tile I She was dismasted, her decks swept, and j. e chief mate, carpenter, and cook washed over- s-rd.and drowned. On July 21 the vessel was in 1 -king condition, and the remainder of the crew Vg an(^ landed in Cape Town on July 25. The ^sel was commanded by Captain Locktnan. •A BOY DROWNED.—On Monday evening a little y named Peter Fenders, aged seven, was ,B°»ned whilst bathing on Swansea Sands. It is ^Pposed the lad was seized with a fit in the ^ter. His body was recovered immediately 'Jerwards. DYNEVOR COLLIERY DISPUTE. — Meetings held on Monday and Tuesday evenings at the fliers' Arms, Skewen, to consider the wages dis- #u:* at Dynevor Colliery, which had led to a Mr. Isaac Evans has been appointed to nfer with the company, and it is hoped a satis- 'Eketor Y settlement will be arrived at. 0.^RDINATIOV.—The Rev. D. Owen Rees was Joined pastor of Bethel Congregational Chapel, L on Monday night. The Rev. VV. James, preached in Welsh and the Rev. R. T. '68 in English on the occasion. MUMBLES.—A combined meeting of the tl,)' -le and Mumbles detachments of the Salva- 11 Army was held at this beautiful watering th .ce on Monday evening. After a parade ha 0llgh the village, a meeting was held at the On the same day the members of Chapel, Dunvant, to the number of several Vjs- .reds, enjoyed a day's outing at the Mumbles, the scenes of interest in the locality and ,Ing tea at the Assembly-rooms. ij ALLEGED WHOLESALE DESTRUCTION OK GAME.—It jeported that the other night no less than 350 pheasants, which were being reared in the t^P^nds of a local gentleman, were destroyed or away by some wanton persons. DINSTRUCTION OF PHEASANTS.—The state- lich1 ^ftde in Swansea to which we gave 'pub- on Tuesday with regard to the wholesale pheasants belonging to a local was not quite accurate in one or two 4>ulars. «^8°OL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of the frjj^sea School Board was held at the offices in w on Wednesday, Mr. W. F. Richards There were also present:—Messrs. E. t^ts, C. James, J. L. Owen, D. Harries, W. J. \Vjr[.ls.and T. Powell; Revs. Canon Wilson, W. P. W.lauis, and E. J. Wolfe. Mr. W. J. Lewis gave t|j»!Ce that at the next meeting he would move the prizes earned by scholars under the board ai 06 distributed to them as gained, and not V, t Present. The Schools' Building Committee, report was moved by Mr. Owen and ti^ded by the Rev. W. P. Williams, recommended (Jj application should be made to the Swansea er and Lower School Board for payment in I\lect to children from that district attending byi ^oard School; also that the class-rooms at bo and Plasmarl Board Schools should The report of the committee stated that arrangements had now been with the corporation for the acquisition of land adjoining the baths in the St. a n 8 for the purpose of building a school fcntJ^'tai of £ 85 a year, the ground to have three U Vff,nces t0 the park. This report was agreed to. 48 afterwards resolved to suspend the ordinary meetings of the board and committees for the month of August, and to authorise the summoning of special meetings if necessary. It was resolved to appeal against the assessment of the Board Schools as being higher than the Voluntary Schools of the town. The Rev. E. J. Wolfe protested against the laying down of a Turkey carpet in the board-room as entailing an extravagant expendi- ture. There was no further business of importance. MONKS HOLIDAY-KEEPING.—A number of Bene- dictine monks of the Belmont Monastery, near Hereford, are now enjoying their usual holiday at Caswell Bay, near Swansea. Thpse "recluses" come down to Caswell in relays every year for a few weeks each. The present visitors return to Belmont shortly, when another contingent will be sent to the coast for relaxation. CORPORATION EMPLOYES' OUTING.- We are given to understand that the annual outing of the em- ployes of the corporation took place at Penmaen, Gower, on Monday. ACCIDENT TO A CHILD.-On Tuesday evening a little boy, the son of Mr. W. Michael, furniture dealer, fell from a window, a distance of about 15ft., and was picked up in an unconscious state. His injuries have been carefully attended to.
ABERDARE. MINING CLASSES.—The following is a list of the successes of Mr. Southern's students in applied mechanics at the above classes:—Advanced: First class, John H. Lewis and E. S. Williams Second class, John Hilditch. Elementary: First class, Rees Roderick, Daniel Jones, Fred. N. White. and Gwilym R. Protheroe Second class, Henry H. Evans, Thomas E. Davies, John Thomas, Walter Davies, James O'Connor, William Morgan, Wm. S. Davies, James Davies, Rees ,Thomas, Thos. Rowe, and Thomas Rosser. The results of the examina- tion in steam are expected to arrive in a day or two. PUBLIC EXAMINATION.—The public examination of l-Jvan Williams, grocer, took place before Mr. Deputy-Registrar Williams at the Aberdare Court on Wednesday. Mr. VV. L. Daniel, the Official Receiver, conducted the inquiry. Mr. C. Kenshole appeared for the debtor, whose deficiency was set down at 1217 6s. Id. The examination was declared closed.
MONMOUTH. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Colonel Davies pre- sided, the Rev. C. M. Roberts was in the vice- chair, and Messrs. S. C. Basanquet, J. Trotter, and thirteen other members were present at the meeting of the above board on Saturday. The Master reported that there were 106 inmates this week, as against 121 in the corresponding week last year. Cheques were signed for the relieving officers as follows :—Mr. Hawkins (Forest dis- trict), £ 120; Mr. Farmer (Monmouth district), £ 45 Mr. Howells (Trelleck), 938. 1u was reported that there was a balance against the board at the bank of X271 12s. lid. Nearly all the parishes were stated to be in arrears with their calls, and they were ordered to be notified that they must pay forth- with. In reply to a second advertisement, one application was received for the appointment of industrial trainer, viz., from Mr. Henry Tippins, shoemaker, Mon., who, being over 60, the board considered too old, and thev decided not to fill the office for the present. BANQUET AT THE KING'S HEAD.—The annual banquet by the deputation from the Haberdashers' Company to the visitors and masters of the Monmouth School was held at the King's Head Hotel on Tuesday. The master (Mr. T. E. Phillips) presided, and Mr. Townend was in the vice-chair. The vicar of Monmouth (Rev. W. Watson), the Rev. J. T. Hard.ng, the Rev. P. Potter, Alderman Vizard, and Dr. Willis, were amongst the visitors present, the com- pany numbering about 30. A very recherche dinner was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, and the wine was excellent. The usual toast list was submitted, and several songs were sung, Mr. Carnall presiding at the piano. SCHOOL BOARD.-A meeting of this board was held in the jury-room at the Borough Court on Wednesday morning. Only three members were present, and the revision of the registers, and the making of the usual orders, was the only business done.
MOUNTAIN ASH. LOCAL BOABD.-This board met on Monday, Mr. T. Edwards presiding. There were also present:— Messrs. W. Little, w. L. Herbert, M. Morgan, J. Davies, C. N. Gray, J. Long, and J. Griffiths. A communication had been received from the Lord- Lieutenant of the county suggesting that the matter of nominating magistrates for Mountain Ash should be delegated to Lord Aberdare. It was resolved that a copy of the board's memorial to Mr. Talbot, together with that gentleman's reply to the board, be sent to Lord Aberdare. The fol- lowing tenders were accepted:—For hauling red limestone, &c.,that of Mr. 1. Morgan, Castle Coch for finding and breaking native stones, that of Mr. John John, of Mountain Ash; and that for hauling broken limestone and native stones, that of ftir. John John, of Mountain Ash. The tender of Mr. John John for scavenging and team work for the South Ward was accepted, and that of Mr. John Williams, of Miskin, for similar work in the East Ward, was accepted. The tender of Mr. Stephen Cribb, for scavenging and team work in the West Ward, was accepted, as was that of Mr. John Williams, of Miskin. for the same kind of work for Miskin and Penrhiwceiber. A letter was read from the Local Government Board, intimating that, according to the provisions of a recent Act of Parliament, the supervision of dairies and cowsheds had been delegated to the Local Sanitary Authorities'. It was resolved to advertise for tenders for erecting flushing cham- bers connected with the main sewers. The sur- veyor was instructed to report on a suitable site for a slaughterhouse at Ynysybwl. The Local Government Board had written stating that they could not allow the Local Board to charge for the use of water at Robert Town, Ynysybwl, before an inspector, representing the Local Government Board, had held a public inquiry and reported favourably.
NEWPORT. MONDAY. (Before Mr. T. P. WANSBROUGH and Alderman MOSES.) A BAD HUSBAND.—;John Griffiths, a well-known patron of the court, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Mellon-street, and also with assaulting his wife, Catherine Griffiths, at 1.30 a.m. on Saturday. Prisoner was found by Police- Constable Wilcox disturbing the whole neighbour- hood. and he had been at the occupation about two hours. His wife complained that he took up the lighted lamp and was about to throw it at her. He afterwards went upstairs and behaved himself in a very filthy way. Prisoner, who had only just come out of prison, was again sent back for one month. ATTEMPTING TO PICK POCKRTS- William Morris, Ann Morris (his wife), and Henry Lane were charged with frequenting the railway station for the purpose of committing a felony. The prisoners were seen together on Saturday evening in tiie booking office at tho railway station under suspi- cious circumstances, and were watched bylnspector Breffitt, Who first saw the female prisoner go to a woman who was standing at the Eastern Valleys ticket window, and, whilst covered frum observa- tion by her husband, attempt to pick the woman's pocket. She afterwards weht to a first-class ticket window and did the same to a young lady there. Lane and Morris then went to another part of the office, and the former, covered by the latter, attempted to pick the pocket of a lady there. They were all captured by Breffitt and taken into cus- tody, a good deal of money being found on them. Sarah Lathrop, a woman from Bassaleg, lost her purse and 9s. in the station that evening. Morris and his wife said they had come from Cardiff, but could give no address there. Lane, who had a ticket for Bristol, had recently been convicted for attempting to pick pockets at, the station. They were each sent to prison for two months with hard labour. A VIOLENT EXCURSIONIST.—David Anthony, a farm servant from l'embrey, was charged with being drunk at the railway station and assaulting Evan Evans, who was acting as junior guard on an excursion train from Pembrey. Prisoner got in a carriage for the return journey with a lot of females, and Wanted to fight, and on complainant going to ask him to be quiet, he struck him several severe blows in the face. The Bench said such conduct would have to be stopped, and fined the prisoner 40s., or a month's imprisonment. WEDNESDAY. (Before Dr. WOOLLETT, Mr. A. J. STEVENS, and Mr. J. W. JONES.) SAVAGE ASSAULT.—John Downey, a hobbler, living at Pill, was charged with assaulting his stepfather, Edward Stevens, and also with assault- ing Police-Constables Taylor and Smith (50). The prisoner, who lived with his stepfather, went home on Tuesday morning about two o'clock and aroused the inmates, who were asleep, by singing. When his stepfather asked him to keep quiet he knocked him dcwn, kicked him about, gave him two black eyes, and bruised his face. H- also threatened to take his life, and when the policemen came he threatened to stab them. The Bench sent him to prison for two months with hard labour. THE FACTORIES ACTS.—D. B. M'Cullum and Co., brass founders, were summoned for employing James William Kemp, a boy, without having obtained a certificate of his physical fitness. Mr. Augustus Lewis, the factory inspector, prosecuted, ano stated that the lad had been employed in the works twelve months without a certificate. Tim offence was admitted, and defendants were fined 20s. and costs.—-Messrs. Davies nnd Co., of the Alexandra l'ottery, were charged with employing William Taylor, a boy, without a certificate ot fitness, and also with employing the same boy without a certificate of his attendance at. school. fitness, and also with employing the same boy without a certificate of his attendance tit. school, The boy was only twelve years of age, and had been employed fult 'tijjstt.for two months. His father appeared, and saidj th« boy only helped him at. life pottery oceas-ionallv. The Bench lifeld the owners of thp-pottery JiaWe, ftnd imposed a firie of 20s. and costs in the first case. and in the second case they were ordered to pay ilie costs. THE GAMBLING FIGHT.—John Bounds, a herba- list, of Cardiff, and John Earle, of Newport, were summoned for being disorderly by fighting at the top of Marshes-road on Wednesday, the 21st inst. Mr. Gardner appeared for the defendants and pleaded guilty to the charge. There was, he said, another medical professor engaged in the case, who was the origin of the quarrel, but who had run away. This gentleman was stated to have had a little arrangement which defrauded the defendants of money. Inspector Curtis said Bounds made a statement on the night of the occurrence to the effect that he was fleeced of £5 by Earle, and the other man was fleeced of £ 4 by means of a loaded spinning jenny. Inspector Winmill also made the same statement. Mr. Gardner said he was assured that the jenny belonged to the ether professor, who had gene away. Defendants were fined 10s. each for fighting.
NEWPORT AND CHRISTCHURCH. SATURDAY. NEWPORT AND CHRISTCHURCH. (Before Dr. WOOLLETT, Sir GEORGE ELLIOT, Bart., M.P., and Mr. D. VVHITEHOUSE.) IMPRISONMENT BY PROXY.—Edward Davies, who was represented by his housekeeper, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Machen. He was fineeloo., or the alternative of seven days' imprisonment. The housekeeper: Can I do the seven days for him ? (Laughter.) The Chairman No; he must do it himself. I do not know whether that is part of a housekeeper's duty. ALLEGED ROBBERY AT RiscA.-Poll.v Polin, a married woman, was charged with stealing LS from the person of George Rumants, a general haulier at Risca. Mr. Hands prosecuted; Mr. T. S. Edwards defended. Prosecutor said he met pri- soner on the night of July 14, and she asked him to stand a drink. He said it was too late, where- upon she put her hand in his pocket, pulled out a bag containing Y,3, and ran away. Prisoner, on being arrested by Police-Sergeant Williams, denied all knowledge of the theft. Her daughter was called, and stated that she heard prosecutor making indecent overtures towards her mother, who pushed him away. Henry Morgan deposed that Rumants was drunk. The Bench, in the result, dismissed the case.
SWANSEA. TUESDAY. SMUGGLING CASE.—John Evans, rigger, was ordered to pay 9s., single value and duty, on tobacco smuggled by him from the barque Cam- brian. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—James Kelly, 37, sea- man, was charged with drunkenness and assault- ing Police-Constable Edwards. Prisoner tripped the constable up on the way to the station, and kicked him. He wits fined 20s. WEDNESDAY. (Before Messrs. J. TREV. JENKIN and J. G. HALL.) DISORDERLY FEMALES. Hannah Davies and Elizabeth Jones were charged with disorderly con- duct in Salubrious-passage on Tuesday last, and the former was fined 5s. and costs, and the latter committed to gaol for one month with hard labour, —Annie Maria Phillips, for similar conduct and not appearing to a summons, was also sent to gaol for a month. REPREHENSIBLE CONDUCT.—Joseph Rutherford, a seaman, was charged with wilfully urging a dog I to attack a lad named Frederick Harris at the North Dock. The lad had been bitten on the leg and. tak«b £ o the Hospital. Prisoner was fined 20s. TRAMWAY OFFENCE.—Henry Cude was charged with refusing to pay his fare in a car belonging to the Swansea Improvements and Tramways Com- pany. Defendant entered into a long and elaborate defence, but was fined 5s. and costs. CHARGE AGAINST A PUBLICAN.-A charge was brought against Daniel John, landlord of the Cross public-house, Loughor, who was charged with supplying a drunken man with drink on Sunday, the 18th inst. Witnesses were, however, called to prove that the man was sober, and the Bench dismissed the case.
ABERDARE. TUESDAY. (Before Mr. W. M. NORTH, stipendiary Mr. R. H. RRYs, and Mr. D. P. DAVIES.) COAL STEALING.—David Williams was charged with stealing coal. the property of the Great Western Railway Company. Inspector Thorney said that, at twenty minutes to eleven o clock on Saturday night, he WHS on duty at Robertstown, and, upon g<~>ing on to the Great Western Com- pany's line, he saw a train of coal standing at the Gadlys Junction. He saw the prisoner on one of the trucks throwing coal down, and when he got up to him he was in the act of lifting a large lump down from tho buffer. There were three large pieces on the ground, which witness found afterwards to weigh 92!bs. Prisoner tried to escape by going under a truck, but he failed to get away, and when charged with the theft he fell in a fit. Upon recovering con- sciousness he said, I can't think what made me do it; it, must be the drink." Prisoner handed several testimonials to the bench, testifying as to his previous good character. The magistrates refused to deal with this case bv way of a fine, as they considered it to be one of a flagrant character, and they committed the accused for fourteen days with hard labour. NON-MAINTENANCF. John Hopkins, collier, Havod, was summoned for nonpayment of arrears, amounting to Ll ls.. due to the Merthyr Guardians in respect of the maintenance of his mother, who is 79 years of age, and in receipt of out-door relief. Defendant pleaded that the times were so had that he had not sufficient means to contribute. Mr. Rhys said he was sorry to observe there was a strong indisposition on the part of men of this class to support their parents. The case was adjourned for a week in order to enable the defendant to pay part of the money.— Lewis Williams, Splotlands, Cardiff, was directed to contribute 2s. per week towafds the maintenance of his mother, who is an inmate of the Merthyr Workhouse.—Thomas Williams, labourer, Aber- daie, for neglecting to support his wife, who is bedridden and chargeable to the common fund of the union, was sentenced to a month's imprison- ment. AVOIDING THE PAYMENT OF TOLLS. John Davies, butcher, Aberaman, was charged upon two summonses with killing and dressing pigs in places not provided by the Aberdare Markets and Town-hall Act. Mr. C. Ken- shole appeared in support of the summonses. Evidence was given to show that the defendant was in the habit of slaughtering pigs on private premises, and then carting thein to his shop tor sale, the reason for his not using the public slaughterhouse being stated to be a desire to avoid payment of the tolls. A fine of 5s. and costs was imposed in each case. Mr Rhys and Mr. Davies, being directly interested in the Market Company, did not adjudicate in this matter.
LLANDAFF. MONDAY. (Before Messrs C. THOMPSON and J. W. VACHELL.) THE CONTAGIOUS DISKASES (ANIMALS) ACT.- Lewis Dascombe, of Maindy, and James Ingram, of Cardiff, were summoned for removing five pigs along the highway at Llanishen, on the 15th inst., without a licence under the above Act. Police- Constable B. Evans, who proved the case, said when he asked Dascombe to produce his licence he replied that lie thought it was hardly neces- sary, as the pigs were for immediate slaughter. The defence was that defendants did not take out a licence as they had been informed by the police that it was not necessry if the pigs were for im- mediate slaughter. The Bench fined Dascombe 11 and costs and dismissed the case against Ingram. Richard Evans, pig dealer, Canton. pleaded guilty to a similar offence, and was fined 10s. and costs 9s. 9d.
MERTHYR. SATURDAY. (Before Mr. W. M. NORTH, Stipendiary Dr. PRGBERT, and Mr. W. SMYTH.) A BfltjTAL HusBANi).-Eclwin Price, labourer, Chapel-street, Merthvr.as summoned for assault- ing his wife. Mr. Arihur P.James appeared for the complainant; Mr. William Price defended. Complainant said that on Monday last her husband came into the house about one o'clock and wanted his dinner. She told him to go to work for it, as she could not afford to keep him. She had only received £ 1 from him for several months past, and she had been obliged to maintain the family herself. Defendant swept some glasses off a chestof drawers, and when she remonstrated he struck her and kicked her. She had a child in her arms at the time. He declared that he would suffer the gallows for her, and said that if she took out a summons against him he wou:d take her life. The defence was that the breaking of the glasses was a purely acci- dental occurrence and that the complainant first beat the defendant, whereupon he resorted to reprisals. A separation order was applied for, but the Stipendary, in announcing the decision of the court, said that there did not appear to have been such aggravated violence used as would justify the bench in pronounc- ing a decree. The defendant had evidently treated his wife in a most cowardly and unmanly way ever since their marriage, and he thought it was a case which deserved very severe punish- ment. Only a short time ago defendant was fined JE1 and ordered to keep tiie peace for a similar offence, and he hoped that pruper steps would be taken to estreat his recognisances. The penalty now would be JE2 and costs, or, in default, six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour. MONDAY. (Before Mr. W. M. NORTH, Stipendiary ) THEFTS.—Martha Davies, Merthyr Vale, for stealing a dress piece from a stall in the Merthyr Market, the property of Charlotte Price, and for stealing two jackets and other articles from the shop of Mr. J. E. Davies, draper, of The Temple of Fashion, was sentenced to three weeks' imprison- ment on each of the two charges.—Ann Connors I was lined Ll, or fourteen days, for stealing two measures and a glass from the Anchor Inn, Mer- thyr.
1ST I IAD. MONDAY. (Before Mr. E. JOHN. Mr. J. DAVIES, and Mr. E. THOMAS.) TRESPASS IN PURSUIT OF GAME.—John Thomas and David Llovd were fined 20s. each for sending two greyhounds into a field and a wood at Llwynyuia, the property of Mr. W. Hood, about 11 o'clo,-k on the Di,,Itt of the 19th inst. There art numbers of rabbits both in the field and wood. ASSAULT AT TREALAW.-Ellis H. Hughes and Huijh Owen were charged with assaulting Ebenezer Morris, ripper, on Monday, the 19c,ii inst. It appeared that Owen held complainant (an old man) while Hughes brat him badly about the head, causing blood to flow freely from his ear. There had been ho provocation. Hughes was fined 20s. and costs and Owen 10s. and costs.
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AT MERTHYR COLLEGE. The ahnual distribution of prizes to the sue-I cessful students at Merthyr College took place on Monday afternoon, in the presence of a large atten- dance of the parents and friends of the boys. Mr. David Williams, of the Taff Vale Brewery, chair- man of the Board of Governors, presided, and, in I opening the proceedings, he referred to Mr. Fawcett, the retiring head-master, in very eulo- gistic terms, and expressed his regret that he and Mrs. Fawcett were about to sever their long con- nection with the institution.—Mr.-Fawcett then read his report, in which he referred to t he adverse influence upon the success of the College of the establishment of advanced elementary schools; establishment of advanced elementary schools; after which Mr.Cohen, the examiner,read a highly- satisfactory report as to the results of his exami- nation. The presentation of prizes afterwards took place, the following being the prize list:— Classics: Williams (1), Jones (2), and Roberts Mathematics: (Special prize by Sir VV. T. Lewis, Vaugba n and Jones (2). French Jones (2), Williams (1). and Roberts. Englith Morgans, Williams ( ). and Thomas (2). Arithmetic-. Morgans and Williafhs (4). English Composition: Harris (3). Bookkeeping and Shoithand Jones (1). Science: Griffiths. Jfy-awaig Williams ^2). Fifth Form Prize, Evans (1) fourt h Form Prize. Harris (2) Third Form Prize, Harrup. Dr. DTKK proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Fawcett, and said that, since Mr. Fawcett's appointment to the headmastership he (Dr. Dyke) had watched the progress of the College with great interest and Dleasure. He was sorry that he was now leaving, and he wished him much prosperity. Mr. W. EDWARDS, her Majesty's Inspector, Seconded the motion, and remarked that he was pleased with the report, and endorsed all that had been said by Dr. Dyke. He referred to the Inter- mediate Education Bill for Wales, which he hoped would soon be introduced and passed, and said that Merthyr should be recognised bv having one of these Intermediate Schools established in their midst.—The motion having been passed with acclamation, Mr. FAWCKTT responded, and heartily thanked the governors for the kindness shown to him and his wife since his appointment. Upon the motion of Mr. W. Meredith, seconded by Mr. R. W. SOUTHEY, a vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Cohen, the examiner, who briefly responded. The Rector of Merthyr (Rev. D Lewis) proposed, Rnd Mr. Harris, jun., seconded a vote of thanks to the assistant-masters, and Mr. Wilson acknowledged the compliment. With a vote of thanks to tiie chairman the megting terminated.
j OVERLOADING A NEWPORT TRADER, THE CAPTAIN FINED. At Newport Police-court on Monday (before Mr. Wansborough and Alderman Moses) Joseph Wil- liams, master of the steamship Northcote, of Exeter, was charged with contravening the Mer- chant Shipping Act by allowing his ship to be so loaded as to submerge, in salt water, the centre of the disc, or Plimsoll's mark; also, with conspiring to make a false entry regarding the vessel's draught of wa(er in the log book. Mr. R. P. Williams prosecuted on behalf of the Board of Trade Mr. W. L. Moore defended. The Northcote left Decirio, a Spanish port in the Bay of Biscay, on July 14, with a cargo of iron ore, bound to Newport. When she arrived in the river Mr. G. H. j Foxdale, the Board of Trade surveyor, went on board, and found the disc submerged on the port and starboard side. The vessel had a considemble list, but if she had been upright i Plimsoll's m'lrk would have been 2Jin. under 2 water. That was after allowing for the consump- tion of about 24 tons of bunker coal, which should have lightened her and caused her to have risen about 2in. The defence was that the harbour at which the vessel lay when she was loading was so rough, and there was so much swell and surf, that the captain could not tell with anything like certainty how deep the vessel was when her cargo was all on board. He assured the court that he had often carried the same amount of cargo before. The ship's log was produced, and showed an entry on July 14 speaking of moderate breezes with great swell. There was difficulty in loading the ship.—The chief engineer, Henry Geo. Alix. was called, and spoke to Deciao being a very rough harbour.—Mr. Moses said he had no doubt, in these days of low freights, the captain would bring rather over than under the cargo the ship might ordinarily carry. In the result. the Bench thought there must have been some carelessness on the part of the captain, and imposed a fine of £ 5. In the second case, where the charge was that of making a false entry in the log, Mr. Williams said the entry showed the draught of water as entered was 15ft. Sin. forward and 16ft. 6in. aft, whereas the correct figures were 15ft. 7in. forward and 17ft. Sin. aft. In this case the Bench fined the captain £ 2 2s., including costs.
SAVAGE ASSAULT ON A WOMAN AT NEWPORT. AN EXEMPLARY SENTENCE. At Newport Police-court on Monday Dennis McCarthy, a lame shoeblack, aged 25, who had been before the court no less than 40 times, was charged with violently assaulting Ellen Cochlin on Saturday evening, in Cross-street. Prisoner and Cochlin had been in the Harp and Shamrock public-house, but did not appear to have had any quarrel there. When they were outside in the road McCarthy took up the broken half of a crutch, nearly a yard long, which had an iron ring round the- end, and hit the woman a frightful blow on the side of the head with it. She was knocked senseless, and blood began to gush out of her ear. Prisoner was in the act of dealing another blow when a man sprang forward and caught the weapon from his grasp. Prisoner alleged that the prosecutrix had broken his crutch, but this was totally denied, and it was shown that the woman was standing quite quietly on the road, not even speaking to prisoner. The bench considered the assault a very aggravated one and sent M'Carthy to prison for six months with hard labour, at the same time ordering him to find sureties in the sum of j625 to be of good behaviour for twelve months, in default of which he would h&,ve to undergo a further term of imprisonment for six months.
A COLLIERS' EXCURSION TO THE COLONIAL EXHIBITION. Last week the colliers and workmen of Hill's Plymouth-Merthyr Collieries, on the invitation of Mr. Hankey, M.P., the proprietor, proceeded to London to visit the Colonial Exhibition and other places of interest. Three hundred and fifty availed themselves of the oppor- tunity. They left Merthyr Tydfil at 2.15 a.m. on Monday, and reached Paddington about nine o'clock. As the return train did not leave Pad- dington until 10.40 p.m., they had ample time to visit the Tower, London Bridge, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's, the Houses of Parliament, and the Albert Memorial. Others went to the Zoological Gardens and Madame Tussaud's, whilst, a few took a trip down the Thames. Dinner was provided in the Duval Rooms at the Colonial Kxiiibition at 12.30 and 230 p.m. The expenses were defrayed by Mr. Hankey, who also paid the admission charge into the Exhi- bition. The men were fortunate in having fine weather, and they returned home greatly delighted with all they had ceen and the treat which had been prepared for them. They were warm in their thanks to their kind-hearted employer, Mr. ilankey, for his generous treatment, and it is to be hoped that other employers will follow his good example.
CONSISTORIAL COURT OF LLANDAFF. At a court held in the Cathedral at Llandaff on Saturday, before the Rev. J. R. Buckley, B.D. (acting under a commission from the Worshipful the Chancellor of the Diocese), and in the presence of the Registrar of the Diocese, (Mr. Arthur G. P. Lewis, M.A.) a petition by the rector and church- wardens of the parish of Dowlais for a faculty for tlui laying out and improvement of the churchyard of St. John's, Dowlais, was heard and considered, and,no one appearing to oppose the scheme.the Court decreed the faculty in the terms of the petition, but ruled that it, was not to issue until notification shoulo be sent to the Diocesan Registrar that the necessary funds were in hand. and, further, re- quired the petitioners, not only to give immediate information to the registrar of any objections which might be raised in the meantime to the removal or laying flat of any particular tombstones, but also to distill b ns little as possible the existing j o itions of any which it might be found neces- sary to move. At the same court the following gentlemen were appointed surrogates for the gr.1.nting of marriage licences in the Diocese of Llandaff:—The Revs. John Lpwi, Meredith, M.A., rector of Gelligaer David Griffith Davies. MA, Pontypridd; and Charles K T. Griffith, M.A., Elaenavon. The election of proctors to represent the clergy in Convocation takes place on Wednesday, the 28th inst., at twelve o'clock, in Llandaff Cathedral.
LLANDAF* DIOCESE. ELECTION OF LAY MEMBERS OF CONVO- CATION. At a meeting of the lay members of the Llandaff Diocesan Conference, held at t he Town-hall. Cardiff, on Tuesday, under the presidency of the Lord Bishop of Liatidaff, for the election of four laymen to represent. the diocese in the Lay House of Convocation, pursuant to the request of his Grace the Archbishop nf Canterbury, there were present—the Registrar, Messrs. F. G Evans, F J. Bircham, E. S. Venner, E. !,ewis, W. H.Thomas, W. Smith, J. Matthews, F. F. Webb, J. Randall, E. Dobbin. H. J. Thatcher, S. Fletcher, r Woods. A. G. P. Lewis. VV. M. Pengelley, H. J. Davies, W. Thomas, and R. W. Griffith. The fol- lowing members were re-elected:—Messrs. Oliver Henry Jones, of Forimon Castle; James Allan Rolls, of Tne Hendre, Newport; Joseph Earle Ollivant, of CliftoD (Chancellor of the Diocese) and Jones Watson, of Llandaff.
PENTYRCH SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. CONSERVATIVE VICTORY. This contest took place on Friday and, notwith- standing the greft number of ratepayers who work away owing to the partial stoppage of the Pentyrch Works, there was a good poll, with the appended result:- Kev. T. Kees (C) 324 -Alr. T. NN'. B,)()ker (C) 241 Rev. T. Jenkins (B) 234 XIr. Evan John (.1) 229 Mr. H.Jeff erifs(C) 220 Mr. Thomas Lloyd (M) 218 The first five were elected The Dissenting ministers had been very energetic for weeks past, and great misrepresentation had been resorted to, and their disappointment must have been bitter when the declaration of the poll was made known. Ever since the formation of this board the Conservative party and the Church have been predominent..
THE MAHRIED WOMEN'S DESERTION ACT. APPLICATION AT ABERDARE. A respectable-looking woman, whose name and address did not transpire, applied to the Aberdare magistrates on Tuesday for a summons under the above Act. compelling her husband to attend and show cause why he should not be ordered to con- tribute towards her maintenance. She said that she left home to see her mother, and remained awav for three months, and upon returning her husband refused to keep her. The Clerk pointed out that the Act applied only where a husband deserted his wife. In this case it appeared that the applicant deserted her husband, and, there- fore, she had no remedy. He advised the woman to seek the assistance of a solicitor, and she then withdrew.
THE MONMOUTHSHIRE AND SOUTH WALES COLLIERIES. MEETING OF THE SLLDING-SCALE COMMITTEE. On Saturday a meeting of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Sliding-Scale Committee was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, Sir W. T. Lewis presiding. There were present—on the masters' side: Sir W. T. Lewis, Messrs. A. Hood, E. Jones (Varteg), E. Martin, and W. Gascorne Dalziel (secretary). For the men Messrs. W. Abraham, M.P., D. Edwards, D. Morgan. Philip Jones, Isaac Evans, J. Jenkins, John Morgan, and J. W. Jones (secretary). The committee first considered the dispute existing at the Court Herbert Colliery, Neath. It was stated that this colliery had stopped work- ing since the 6th of June in consequence of a dis- pute, which is still pending. Arbitration had been attempted to settle the diffe- rences between the employers and workmen, but no satisfactory result had been arrived at. On the 26th of June the matter was brought before the Sliding-Scale Committee, who recom- mended a second arbitration on new lines. The company had complied with this reco m nendation, but the workmen's district representative had not seen his way clear to follow out the suggestion. The present difference existing between the parties not being of any great moment, the committee confidently hoped that a satisfactory arrangement would shortly be arrived at. The Ynysfail Colliery. Treherbert, dispute was next considered. This dispute is in regard to the cutting price to be paid for a new seam about to be opened, viz., the Nine Foot. As the company and the men were unable to come to terms the colliery stopped operations on the 1st, of June, and has remained idle ever since. The company seek to establish the rate of wages paid for similar work at the Bute Merthyr Colliery adjoinng, whilst the men demand the average rate paid for similar work in the Rhondda Valiey. The question was referred back to the company, as it was considered a matter which should be settled by the employers and workmen themselves, the committee not considering it a question which came within their jurisdiction. The Rhondda-Merthyr Colliery dispute was also taken into consideration. The colliery has been stopped since July 1. The question in dispute was whethet t,he existing rate of wages should be retained, or changes made so as to place the colliery on similar terms to those adjoining. This matter was also referred back for local arbitration. A further trade dispute was then considered, viz., one existing at the New Llantwit Colliery, and which had resulted in the closing of the works since the 1st of July. The men seek to establish a new wages scale, in consideration of what is alleged to be an altered condition in the underground work- ings. After considerable discussion upon the merits of the case, the committee suggested that the company and the workmen's representative of that district should meet to consider what were the conditions requiring amendment. A communication from the Rhymney Iron Com- pany to Mr. Dalziel, the secretary, was next dealt with. It intimated that certain changes were proposed to be made in the wages paid to the colliers at their Mardy Pit. in accordance with an award made in 1884 by Mr. E. Jones (Varteg) on behalf of the masters, and Mr. W. Abraham, M.P., on the part of the men. As a notice terminating contracts expires at this colliery at the end of the present month, the matter was referred back to these gentlemen to endeavour to arrive at an amicable settlement. MEETING OF THE MASTERS' ASSOCIATION. Following the meeting of the Sliding Scale Com- mittee, the Masters' Association held a general meeting, which was well attended. Mr. Edward Martin (Dowlais) presided. The business was of a purely routine character. MEETING OF THE WORKMEN'S REPRESENTATIVES. After the Joint Committee had completed their proceedings at the Angel Hotel the workmen's representatives met at the Black Lion Hotel. Mr. W. Abraham. M.P., occupied the chair. The whole of the members were present, and after a lengthy discussion on the Court Herbert Colliery dispute, the following resolution was passed :— That this meeting of the workmen's reurpsentatives oi the Sliding-Scale Committee regret that the dispute at the Court Herbert Colliery has not yet been settled, and we hereby strongly recommend that the colliery manager and Mi-. Isaac Evans, the representative of the district, should meet and amicably arrange the matter between themselves, if possibly. Mr. J. Simons then introduced the subject of establishing a general organisation for Monmouth- shire and South Wales, but the question was adjourned for further consideration. On account of so many of the house coal collieries not having paid the last levy for supporting the Sliding Scale, a levy of 6d. per man and 3<1 per boy is required to be paid as early as possible, and those upon whom the last call is due will pay the double amount.
NEATH TOWN COUNCIL. THE GWYN-HALL SCHEME. A special meeting of the Neath Town Council was held at the Guild-hall on Friday morning. The mayor (Mr. Thomas Phillips) presided, and there were also ptesent :-Aldermen Rowland and Bevan, Messrs. E. Davies (ex-mayor), R. Bartlett, W. T. Lewis, H. P. Charles, D. Davies, W. Rees, and W. G. Hibbert. Mr. E. C. CURTIS, the newly-appointed town- clerk, thanked the council for the honour they had conferred upon him, and said that he would do all in his power to give them every satisfaction. THE GWYN HALL. The business on the agenda was the further con- sideration of the above question. The architect (Mr. Norton, of London) was in attendance, and went in detail into the various items proposed to be reduced by the surveyor (Mr. D. M. Jenkins), He was of opinion that the modifications suggested by Mr. Jenkins would not detract from the strength, comfort, or convenience of the building. The modificat ions, if carried into effect, will reduce the expenditure by JE693 10s. Mr. B. P. CHAIILKS called attention to the fact that Mr. Jenkins proposed to dispense with the brick lining to the walls. He thought this was a vital matter, and ought not to be agreed to with- out consideration. Mr. VV. T. LKWIS said that from his experience he found that walls of less thickness than those in question effectually withstood any dampness, and he thought that the brick lining was, therefore, unnecessary. Alderman BEVAN said that he had some expe- rience in matters of ltIis kind, and it was quite opposed to that of Mr. Lewis. A discussion ensued. Mr. JENKINS and Mr. NORTON were practically agreed that the brick lining was not indispensable, but it was thought advisable to have a lining to the south wall. In reply to the mayor, Mr. NORTON snid that the additions suggested by the lat< surveyor meant a considerable addition to the estimate. The sugges- tions were, no doubt, verv judicious, but he thought that some of the items might lie omitte without in any way interfering with the general arrangements. The MAYOR thought it very advisable that these amounts should, if possible, be reduced. This would go a long wav towards providing the funds for furnishing the Hall mid if the estimate could be reduced below the L6,000 it would do away with the necessity of again troubling the ratepayers, their sanction having niready been obtained to the expenditure of the £ 6,000. Mr. W. T. LEWIS said he hud great reluctance in disturbing the arrangements, but he thought that the better plan would be to refer the whole matter back to the architect and the borough surveyor, and he moved that this bp done. He believed the feelings of the burgesse:- w jre quite as intense now as they were a: the last meeting. but seeing i.here was a posibilit3- of bringing the scheme within the limits of the £ 6,000 he thought the meeting of ratepayers had better he adjourned sine die. Mr. H. P. CHARLES said he quite concurred in this suggestion, but wished to protest against the perpetual adjournments of the meetings. The motion was carried unanimously.
CLOSE OF TH E WIMBLEDON MEETING. Saturday was the concluding day of the meetm: and the weather was in every way favourable, and consequently large crowds of people gathered round the cottage enclosure to witness the dis- tribution of prizes by the Princess of Wales. The usual proceeding- were gone through, but, despite the grand atmospheric conditions and the presence of Royalty, the affair was exceedingly tame, and there was very little enttiusiasm when any of the prize winners mounted the dais. Jackson, the Queen's Gold Medalist, was certainly cheered w. tif-n he stepped up to receive the purse containing her Majesty's Gold Medal from the hands of the Princess of Wales, who was accompanied by the Prince and the young Princesses. Amongst the principal prize-winners announced on Saturday were the team of the 7th Hussars, who won the Royal Cambridge Shield, Cup, and 125, shot for under similar conditions to the Loyd-Lindsav Competition, with 96 points. The Mappin Bros Challenge Vase and £10 was won by the 1st Surrey with 172 points. On Sunday the weather was uncertain, and there were few visitors in camp. LOCAL SCORES. The following have won prizes in the under- mentioned competitions:— Wilmot.— £ b. Captain Penno, the Welsh Regi- ment, 23. Morris.— £ 1, Sergeant Bavter, 1st Glamorgan, 26. Martin-Smith Single Kifles.— £ 3, Major Glendon- wyn, 39. Revolver.— £ 6 6J. Bd., Major Glendonwyn, the Welsf, Regiment, 35. Periuet et Fils.— £ 1, Private Jenkins, Carmar- then, 34. Defries.— £ 4 4s., M jor Glendonwyn. the Welsh Hegi ment, 35. then, 34. Defries.— £ 4 4s., M jor Glendonwyn. the Welsh Hegi ment, 35.
DISASTROUS FIRE AT BLAENANON. A disastrous fire broke out at Blaenavon about twelve o'clock on Monday night at Mr. Solomon's premises, occupied as a pawnbroker's shop, and situate opposite the Lion Hotel. Within a verv short lime the whole of the building was ablaze, and all the contents were destroyed. The contiguous shops were in great danger, and the next door premises, occupied by Mr. Maynes, grocer, suffered great damage, the upper rooms being burnt out. Owing to the water being turned off at the main, some time elapsed before any efficient check could be made upon the conflagration. But when a supply of water was obtained and the fire engine had arrived on the scene the flames were quickly put out, but not before the premises had been entirely gutted. The origin of the fire is unknown. The front of the I hotel building opposite was much damaged by the stmt hAAt.
ATHLETIC SPORTS AT A3 SR. DARE. The annual sports held under the auspices of the Aberdare Licensed V ict.uallers' Association came off in the Ynys Meadow. Aberdare, on Mon- day. The weather wa beautifully fine throughout the afternoon, and there was. consequent]y. a very large attendance of spectators. The arrangements for the fixture wet'e carried out in the most satis- factory manner, and great credit is due to the committee for the efforts they put forth to bring ab lut a successful gathering. The committee was constituted as follows:—Messrs.T. Rees (president), J. Williams (vice-president), J. James (treasurer), j T. Edwards (secretary), C. Rosser, C. Morris. J. Williams, D.L. Jones, H.Phillips. D.VValters, D.Jones. J. Noot. L. N. Williams, A. S. Pieace, L. Griffiths, C. Rowlands, D. Davies. W. Davies. William Morgan, and J. Pnce. The judgt's. whose awards raised no cavil, were Major Phillips, Mr. W. D. Wight, Cw inaman, and Mr. C. W. Lewis. London and Pro- vincial Bank. Mr. James Phillips, Pontypridd, abiy discharged the duties of starter. The handi- capping was done by the committee. The stewards were Dr. Hutciiison, Messrs. W.J. Thomas, chemist; E. Gliomas, Bryncwmrig R. David, Abergarw F. G. Musgrave, C. Evans. Heolgeri-ig G. Abraham, National Bank of Wales L. Acomb. Brecon Old flank T. Edwards, Merthyr T. Jones, George Brewery; Morgan R. David, Rock Brewery; A. Jones, Black Lion Brewery; G. V. Jones, Trecynon Brewery; Buckley Bros., Llanelly and Morgan and Co., Merthyr. The Aber- dare Volunteer Band was in attendance, and, under the direction of Mr. B. Morris, played a choice selection of music in the most creditable manner. Refreshments were dispensed on the ground by Mr. Charles Rosser and Mr. T. Parry. The various events resulted as under :— 108 YARDS FLAT HACE (for boys under 14 years of agw; handicapped on the gro and second in each beat to run in final. First heat: Ralph Robertsolt Aberdare, 1; Walter Workman, Mountain Ash, 2 Second heat P. Kevlvn, Trecynon, 1 D. Thomas Mountain Ash, 2. Third heat Aiired Llewelyn, Aber* dare, 1 II. VV. J>wis, Capcocn, 2. Final. Kevlvn, 1 Walter Workman, k.; iiaiph Robertson, 3 H. W. Lewis, 4. 120 YARDS FLAT RACE (Open Handicap).—First prize, L6; second, f3; third. Ll. First in eitch heat to run in linal. The following won their respective beats William Peters. Treorky (14 yards st&rt); J. Owens. Trecynon (13 yards); Ben Joseph, Tredegar (12 yatrds); 1). Thomas, fihydyfelen (11 yards); C.Hughes. Moun- tain Ash (11 yards); Ben. Tilty, Mountain Ash (14 yards). An exciting contest took piaoe in the final, C. Hughes winning hy only a foot, Tiley second, Owans third. 440 TAROS FLAT RACE (Open Handicap).—First prize, £5; second, A:Z; thiru, £ 'I. First and second in each heat to run in fmal. First beat: T. Thomas, kbydy- felen (20 yards j, 1 J. Carey, Mountain Ash (scralclo. 2. Second heat: Greor<;e Leonard, Merthyr (15 yardt) 1 DatI Meredith, Cardiff (scratch), and C. Powell Crickhoweh (32 yards), ran a dead heat for second place. Third heat: J. A. Rowles, Penarth (28 yards), 1 C. Rughe, Mountain Ash (32 yards), 2. Final C, Hught-.s, 1 J. A. Bowies, 2 C. Powell. 3. 1bO YARDS FLAT HACK (Handicap) for reeidents in the parish of Aoerdare prizes given by pati-ons.-Fii-st., prize, £2 second, Jfcl; third, los. First arid second in each heat to run in final. First heat James Rees, Aberdare (13 yards), 1; Ernest Jones, Aberaman (13 yards), 2. hecond lical D. Thomas, Cwmdaie (13 yards I, I Josiah Council, Aberdare (9 yards), 2. Final Kees, 1 Thomas, 2; Jones, 3. ONE MILK FLAT RACK (Open Handicap).—First prize, L7; second, £ 3 third, 41: G. H. Evans, Cardiff (80 tx, i-ards), I George Gould, Pontypridd (7D yards), 2 W. ilabberiieid, Swansea (80 yards), 3. 220 YAlW" HVEDLE RACE (Open Handicap). Over six tligLts-Flrst prize, i3 second, £2; third, £1; J. Owens, Trecynon (16 yards). 1 George Powell, Crick- howell (14 yards), 2 Septimus Jones, Aberaman (iù yards), 3. 0>E MILK AXD A HALF BICTCLE RACE (Open Handi- cap).—First prize, value £2; second, value ikl third, value 10s J. Rees, Pontypridd (80 yards), I E. Jones. Pontyprida (lbu yards). 2 T. Davies, Pontypridd (96 yards), 3. E. Weeks, Pontypridd (scratch); tell about two yards from the winning post after making a very plucky light. J. Cummings, Bopkinstown (90 yards), also fell about 30 yards from home, and ran his machine in third, but, of course, lie was disqualified. ONE MrL: GALLOPING RACK (for Ponies not exceed- ing 12J hands).—First prize. jM second. jC2 third, £1 ■eaten weight), first and second in each heat to run in final. First heat: J. Corduig's (Touypandy) Little Emma; 2nd, W. Rees's (Penygraig) Cockney Dick 3rd. B. Richird^'s(Merthvr; Old Tom. An objection was laid to little Emma that she was too high, and this was sustained. Second heat: 1st, R. J. Mathias's Gipsy Boy 2nd, iWm. Evans's (Tonyrefa.il) Polly. Final heat 1st. Cockney Dick 2nd, Gipsy Boy 3rd, Polly. ONE MILK AND A QL ARTKK TROTTING (open handi- cap).—First prize, £ 7 second, jE-) third. jEl. Fiitt and second in eacn heat to run in tinaL-First heat: 1st, J. Millward's (Merthyr) Bye-Bye, 100 yards 2nd, D. Williams's (Blaenhen wesg) Shan, scratch; second heat 1st, E.Wiltshire's (Cardiff) Little Pearl, 100 yards; 2nd, M. Edwards's (Pontypridd) Little Bob, 25."ards Third heat j—ist, W. Davies's (Penrh'weeiber) Fanny, 50 yards; 2nd, D. Jones's (Cwmbach) Polly, 45 vards. Finai 1st, Fanny; 2nd, Little Pear. 3rd, Polly, OK AXD A HALF MILE GALLOPING RACE (open).— Horses 14 hands to carry li stone, and 7lbs extra for every inch above 14 hands, and Tibs, allowed for every iuei; uncle 14 halHls,-FHSL prize, £ 3 2na, £ 4 3rd, £ 1.— 2st,, W. Sheaf's iXewporO Nancy, 14.3 hands 2nd, W. F. H;.bberfield's (Newport) Wallflower, 14.1 hands 3rd, J. Brewer's (Tonvpandy) Clara Baker, ONK AND A HALF-MILK HUKDLE KACE (open) over six- flights. Horses 14 hands to carry list. and 71bs extra toi every inch above 14 hands, and 71b, allowea for every inch under 14 hands. First prize, dEIC 2nd, £ 5 3rd, £ 1.— 1st. W. Sheaf's (Newport) t'ancv. 14.3 hands 2nd, W. F. Habbertield's (Newport) Walifiower, 14.1 Lands; 3rd, VV Sheaf's (Newport), Biandy, 13.2 hands.
MONMOUTH GRAMMAR SCHOOL. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annua] distribution of prizes to sucnessfui pupils at the above school took place on Tuesday in the presence of a large number of visitors. A deputation from the Haberdashers' Company. who are the governors of the school, consisting of the master (Mr. Phillips), the senior warden (Mr. Pliillips), Major Bolton, Mr. Stock (architect), and Mr. Townend (clerk): and the Mayor of Monmouth (Mr. C. Powell), wearing his badge of office; the Vicar of Monmouth (the Rev. W. "atson).the Rev. J. T. Harding, Mr. A. Vizard, Mr. George Griffin Griflin, and the masters and several old pupils of the school were amongst those present.—Mr. Griffin, who presided, firs' called upou the genera examiner (the Rev. D. J. Davies, M.A.) to read th reports of himself nnd Dr. Raise (chemistr examiner) and Dr. Droegs. of the classical depart ment of Cheltenham College. The reports were n a generally satisfactory character. The head master (the Rev. C. M. Roberts) after wards read his report and the report o the shorthand examiner. There was at increase of fifteen in the number of uupilf in the school since the last examination, and t.h standard of work had regained that position whicl it, in the lien opinion, had fallen fron last year. The prize list w:.s also read, .11 follows:— PRIZE LIST. Exhibition of £50 a year for the Univers:tv of Cam bridge, J. Price; sctiolarships of £ 15 each for one veal in the Classieal School Mathematical, E. J. Phillips classical, W. Dunn. Scholarship of -CIO i'ir one vear in the Commercial School, W. C. Te,.j!ue. Exhibitions of £6, t, "getlie with exemption from any payment, for b->ol«6, See., from Commercial t,) Classical School O. R. Wilding and A. Hunt. Remission of capitation fee, £2 per atillUTII, III the Commercial Seho.il: >. W. Jlorg.in and A. Smith. The "Henry Price" Exhibition, about £ 24, 6. A. Johnson CLASSICAL SCHOOL. Upper YI. Form, J, Price, "May's Constitutional History of Engiano," ihree volt.; Lower Vi., H. ii. Role, Memorable Unities." t wo vols. V. Form, J. W Millie, "Life of Chinese G-or..ont.wn vols.; Upper IV.. L. Howell." Two Thousand Years Atco Lower IV., W. l'iiomas. 11 Komitn Lite in the Days of Cicero III. Form, W. A. Lltm" and A. B. Jours, HeacolIstieid" Wit ami Wisdom" and Gibraltar and iis Sieges"; II. form, F. A. Jones, "Tom Brown's Schooldays"; I. Form, A. E. Roberta, "Sports and Pastimes"; d vinity, Price. "Iliaci Homer." two vois. mathematics, J. Price, Hr"CllI.r, Astronomv"; French, H. Dunn and E. J. Phillips, •• InjfoklibV Legends" German. H. Dunll," Stories from the G eek hl()rihnS"; drawing. F. Ioun, "Memorable Ship- wrecks" writing, JS Wade, Boyhood of Great Men." COMMERCIAL SCHOOL. "st Class, W. C. league. Chanes by Prescott. ,,t two volunies 2nd Class, G Pitman, Art and Indus- tries of Japan"; 3rJ CI .s v. h. Wilding, Every- day L'fe in our Public Schools" 4th Class, S. VV..Morgan, "Bonk of Kantest Lives" 5th Class A. Hunt, "Strange Dwe'iliuirs" 6th Class, H. C. Keddle, "Tales of .a Grandfather"; Divinity, W. C Ten^ue. "Giant Cities of Basban"; Mathematics, \V. C. Tmgiie, Tales from Shakspeare French, C Havwnrd. "Crease's Decisive Battles"; Drawing. \V. <j. 'league, Ba.tles and Sieges" writing, K. VV. Poweil, Oceaiin." —The chairman then presented the prizes to the respective winners,all of wimn: were cheered as tfiev advanced to the table to receive their well-earned rewards.—Afterwards the Master Warden spoke a few words of congratulation to masters and bovs, and said lie hoped that tiiey would come back with renewed energies for work.—Tiie Chairman also briefly addressed the gathering, and dismissed the boys to their homes until September 20. In the afternoon Mr. A. J. Evre. organist of the Crystal Palace, gave a recital on the new organ ia the School Chapel to a large audience. —•
CAKDIFP COLLEGE SPURTS. The annual sports of the Cardiff College were held on Wednesday afternoon at the Sophia Gardens Field. The weather was beautifully fine, and the parents alld relatives of the boys flocked in large numbers to witness their doings. To tbe very efficient way in which Mi-. G. B. Hughes and his willing assistants performed the pleasant duties of starter, judges, &c., is to be attributed the fact that not the slightest hitch occurred throughout the day. The prizes, consisting of bats. tennis bats, cups. &c., were at the conclusion, delivered to the fortunate winners, who were greeted wit h loud cheers hy their schoolfellows. The following is the prize lIFt:- 120 Yards nall(imp.First, heat Purnell, Greenish, arid X. HI.gs; second heat J'iodian, tS. Biggs, and Rowlands final heat: ist, K. Biggs 2nd. Greenish. 3rd, Kowlands. 2 0 \«rds (under lis) bt. Couth 2nd, W.Wilson. i00 Yards (open): 1st, Kowl„ nds 2nd, N. Biggs. Hifch Jump (urrier 14i: Pu>nell and Shpen, Aiu dead heat i.3tt. lijiu.). High Jump (open): N. Bijigs 4ft. 5in.). Quarter Mile (under 14): 1st, Fiddian 2nd, Purnell. Quarter Mile (open) 1st, Biggs 2ou, Howell. Pole Jump (uuder 14Jago. Pole Jump (open): Greenish, 5ft. Sin. Half-mile Handicap: 1st. Coppack 2nd, Gladdisli 3iu, J. Thomas. Old Boys' Kace (120yds 1st, J. E. Biggs 2nd, F. Wilson 3rd, 3. A, Sani. Mile Race: 1st. liiggs 2nd, Bees; 3rd, Couth. Sack Kace Greenish. Siamese Kace: Howell and Greenish. Consolation Knee Marsh.
"WELSH TIJFLE ASSOCIATION. Lieutenant-Colonel Martin, treasurer of the above association, informs us that he has received a subscription of ten guineas from Lord Bute towards the funds of this association. Lord Dynevor, Sir Hussey Vivia.n, M.P., Sir Arthur Stepney, M.P., and others have also subscribed. and the total sum given or promised up to the present is £ 90.
VOLUNTEER INTELLLGENCE. CAKDIIF 8UB-SME.INE MINING EFGIIfEEB VOLUiSTEERb. The above corps, under the eommand of Captain A. Thornley, is ordered to assemhie at Pembroke Dock on the 7th prox. for the fiiteen days' annual training. It is hoped that employers of labour will, as last year, grant facilities to those members of the corps in their employ to join oil the appointed day, so that thev may be enabled to make themselves efficient in their duties and earn the Government capitation grant. This corps, which is formed for local defence, was most favourably reported on by the authorities at Chatham at the con- c clusion ot the animal training last year. A letter to this effect., and also thanking 1,he employers ot iaboor for facilities rendered in enabling members to altefcG the course, was received by the Mayor of Cardiff in January last. An additional company has this year bee& added to the corps.
T CARDIFF. TH ASD 0F GUARDIANS.—Dr. Paine presided at Weekly meeting of this board on Saturday. report of the House Visiting Committee ti 6<^ ^la<^ boen felt that a person's whole should be devoted to the work of the master's and that as Mr. Sainsbury had not seen his clear to give his whole services, he rad resigned his appointment in order to enable J. board to appoint someone with more leisure at command. The Chairman, in moving the .^option of the report, stated that the house had o^sed so much in size, and the details of the nice had become so much in excess of what JJey were when Mr. Sainsbury was appointed, it had now become absolutely necessary have a clerk who could devote his whole time J1 the work. In reply to a question by the Rev. • Saulez, the Chairman stated that Mr. Sainsbury id discharged his duties exceedingly well. The ardlans had explained to him that they ,}« not desire to make any change, and that 18 duties had been discharged to their OInplete satisfaction, but they felt that the work too much for him unless he could devote his hole time to it. The report was then adopted, and it was decided to advertise for a successor, who WO,lld have to perform the duties of stocktaker as Well as master's clerk. There was no other business public interest. APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CONSUL.—Mr. Edward r°^der Downing, of Consulate Chambers, Bute jjocks, Cardiff, has been appointed vice-consul for ple Kingdom of the Netherlands at the port of J^rdiff, in succession to his father, the late r. Edward Coent.y Downing, who held the ttPpointment for nearly 25 years. A Boy DROWNED.—Mr. E. B. Reece, coroner for pe district, held an inquest at the Town-hall, J^'diff, on Monday evening on the body of a boy ■^ttied Alexander H. Duncan, who was drowned in West Dock on Saturday night. The evidence ent to show that the deceased was standing on "ie rail of the steamer Vigilant raising water in a jacket from the dock, when he overbalanced and ell into the water. and was drowned before assis- could be obtained. A verdict of Accidental »#uth » wa8 returned. T ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday afternoon Michael Je'let, aged 45, a labourer in the employ of Messrs. '"eUon and Co., was at work on one of the lock fates at the new Roath Dock, when he over- balanced and fell to the bottom of the lock, a distance of about 40ft. He was taken up in an ^conscious condition and conveyed to the piirmary, where it was found that he had sus- T^'led serious internal injuries and was detained 'here. SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr. E. B. Reece, district coroner, held an inquest at the Roath Police- on Tuesday, on the body of Fanny Sims, a ^'dow, aged 49, who died suddenly at her resi- 5,eOce, 40, Salisbury-road, on Monday morning. evidence went to show that the deceased rtired to rest on Monday night at about eleven j clock, and got up about five o'clock on the °llowing morning to prepare food for her eon efore he left to go to work. She sat down in a !\ir in the back parlour, and complained to her °°D that she was unwell, and then fell to the floor, Pparently in a fit. He picked her up at once, and for Dr. Evans, but she died before that gentle- man arrived. A verdict of Death from heart "'sease was returned, HEALTH AND PORT SANITARY COMMITTEE.—A feting of this committee was held at the Town- on Tuesday, Alderman Jacobs presiding, and being also present Councillors Trounce, I)rgan, and Brain. Dr. Paine, the medical officer healch, urged the committee to take the neces- ary steps for the employment of a steamer for JWarantine purposes, and it was resolved that .^Plication should be made to the Local -°vernment Board to employ a steamer carrying out the quarantine regula- rs and intercepting all vessels coming infected ports, with a view of preventing a Possible introduction of cholera into England. ''e report of the medical officer of health showed iy^t the total number of births registered in the rban Sanitary District of Cardiff during the five ending July 24,1886, was 449. The deaths *ring the same period numbered 188. The birth- Was 46 3 per 1,000, and the death-rate 19*4 Per 1,000. A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS. The following f^ients were admitted into the Infirmary on J;ednesday and detained:—Daniel Forbes, aged 'Sht, living at 33, Davis-street, was playing with Otne other boys on a wall in Adam-street, when ne of them pushed him off, and, falling to the ^Und, he fractured his leg.—John Dumer, aged ^elve, was playing in Frederick-street on Wed- esday morning, when he was knocked down and over by a horse and trap. He sustained pl''ous injuries to his head and face.—George g^tler, aged 43, residing at 25, East-street, 1Ii stained a fracture of the right leg, caused by a Piece of timber falling on it. r t)SICAL SUCCESS.—At the recent examination v. the Royal Academy of Music held at Cardiff 6 a?gie R&es, a child of seven, passed the junior attiination in pianoforte playing, and the secre- r7 of the Academy has informed her parents that j.; »s the youngest on the records of the institu- C)°0, The teacher is Miss Hibbs, Westbourne- Cowbiidge-road.
JBLAENCWM. ELOPEMENT.—On Monday night a workman employed at Blaencwm Colliery found on return- ing home from his work that his fair partner was not in her accustomed place, and subsequent inquiries led to the supposition that the faithless one had deserted her home and left the neighbour- hood with a young man who was a lodger at the house. The unnatural mother has left three children, the youngest being a baby nine months old.
BARGOED. TRAP ACCIDENT.-On Sunday evening, as Mr. Phillips, of Gurthonor-place, with his wife and her two sisters, were proceeding home from the above place along the Gilfach road in a trap, the horse shied, and they were thrown out, but they happily escaped without any more serious results than a little shaking.
CARDIGAN. VOLUNTEER CHURCH PARADE. The annual parade for Divine service in connection with the members of the F Company (Cardigan) Rifle Volunteers took place on Sunday morning, and being, as usual, favoured with Queen's weather," this popular contingent of "Queen's men had a very attractive and imposing turn-out. The volunteers, in full-dress uniform, met at 10.30 at the Corn Market, accom- panied by the brass band attached, under the leadership of Colour-Sergeant. T. Lewis, and shortly afterwards marched to St; Mary's Parish Church, along High-street and St. Mary-street. accompanied by the following commissioned officers: -Battalion -M,,ijo r W. Picton Evans, Lieutenant F. C. Richardson, and Lieutenant T. R. Nicholas. The sermon at the church was preached by the hon. chaplain (the Rev. D. H. Davies, B.A., vicar of Mount and Ferwig and head-master of the Cardigan Collegiate School, the discourse being of a highly appropriate and able character. The Rev. W. Cynog Davies, B.D, vicar of the parish, also took part in the service. Mr. D. T. Jenkins, schoolmaster, presided at the organ. There was a large congre- gation, and the efficient strains of the band con- siderably enlivened the town during the march to and from church. This company continues to maintain its well-known high standard of profi- ciency.
CAERPHILLY, RENT AUDIT.—On Tuesday the half-yearly rent audit of Lord Windsor's Caerphilly estate was held at the Clive's Arms. A goodly number of tenants attended, and ill the evening a capital repast was laid upon the table by Host and Hostess Morgan. Among the gentlemen who sat down were Messrs. R. Forrest, R. Y. Evans, Joseph Evans, John Llewellyn, and Thomas Jenkins, and the Rev T. Jenkins.
CHEPSTOW. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual weekly meet- ing of this board was held on Saturday last, Mr. Henry Clay presiding. The out-door relief lor the past week was £ 31 2s. 4d. in money, and J;4 12s. 8d. in kind.
FERNDALE. CRF.DITORS' MEETING.—A first meeting of the creditors of Erastus Thomas. of 8, Albert-street, Blaenllechau, was held before the Official Receiver at Merthyr on Monday. The gross liabilities were set down at £ 121 4s. 4d., the deficiency amounting to 1108 6s. The debtor has carried on the business of a grocer and butcher since July, 1880, and during the last two years he has worked as a collier. He liquidated four years ago, but paid no dividend, and he obtained his discharge in June, 1882. He attributed his insolvency to bad debts and losses and expenses incurred owing to his own illness and that of his wife.
MAESY C VVMJIWR. UNIVERSITY HONOURS. — We are pleased to hear that Miss Minnie Hamar, Brecon, a pupil at Sumtnerfield Hall Ladies' School, has passed the University of Edinburgh examina- tion in ten subjects, with high marks. Professor Seth, of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, was the examiner. It is gratifying to find that the pupils at the above school, of which Mrs. Nicholls is the principal, not only attained to such a high position in past. years, but that they are making such advances in education this year, and passing the several university examinations so successfully.
MERTHYR. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—Mr. R. H. Rhys presided at Saturday's meeting. Precepts for county rates were received as followGlamorganshire, £ 2,385; Breconshire, L138. A letter was read from the Local Government Board enclosing an extract from a report by Mr. Roberts, the auditor, in which it was pointed out that the salaries of the collectors of poor-rates in the parishes of Aberdare, Merthyr, Penderyn, and Rhigos were paid bv the overseers. Mr. F. T. James, the assistant clerk of the board, said the salaries had been paid in that way for the last 30 or 40 years, and a reply was ordered to be sent to that effect. CHILDREN SCALDED.—On Monday a child, aged seven, died at Abercanaid from falling into a tub of scalding water on Saturday. A child, nged sixteen months, succumbed on Monday also to injuries sustained by scalds at Deri. GREAT HOLIDAY TREAT.— There will be grand doings at Penydarren Park on Hank Holiday, and there is every reason to anticipate that there will be a large influx of visitors into the town. A brass band contest, for which fifteen bands have entered-manv of them the finest in the country —constitutes a most enticing attraction. In the morning at eleven o'clock the combined bands, numbering something like 300 performers, will play the National Anthem in the Market-square. On the Tuesday there are to be pony races, the entries closing on Friday. On each evening a brilliant display of fireworks is to be given. SINGULAR ACCID-ENT.-WililSt a horse was being ridden from Georgetown to the railway station on Tuesday afternoon the animal took fright, and jumped over the bridge into the canal. There were some men working near loading bricks into a boat, and they brought the horse safely to bank. Beyond the immersion, the rider sustained no injuries.
NEATH. HORTICULTURAL, DOG, AND POULTRY SHOW.—As will be seen by an advertisement in another column, this annual event will take place on Thursday, August 5, and, judging from present arrangements, is likely to be even a greater suc- cess than its predecessors. The entries close to- morrow (Thursday). The arrangements made by the energetic secretary (Mr. Walter Whittington) are all that can be desired, and nothing is being left undone to promote the success ot the exhibi- tion. ELECTION OF GUARDIAN.—The result of the election of guardian for Llantwit Lower, occasioned by the death of Mr. William Whitting- ton, has been declared as follows:—Dr. J. P. Whittington, 209; W. Jones, jun., 199; T. Jarvis, 29. Dr. Whittington is a brother of the late member. CONSERVATIVE MEETING.—The half-yearly meet- ing of the members of the Conservative Club was held the latter end of last week. Mr. T. S. Sutton, J.P., presided. The secretary, Mr. R. L. P. Cox, presented a most favourable report, showing the value of the insti- tution to be nearly X,800, after providing for all liabilities and depreciation in value of furni- ture, &c. The Chairman, in the course of an eloquent speech, said that their new ciub would be opened on the 17th of August, and that Lords Iddesleigh and Dunraven had definitely promised to be present. The noble lords will also speak at a demonstration in the Duffryn grounds on the 19th proximo, upon which date the annual flower show in connection with the Duffryn Cottage Gardening Society will take place.
PEMBROKE DOCK. SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting was held on Tuesday evening under the presidency of the Rev. J. R. Owen. A letter received from the Educational Department relating to the election of members of School Boards was read over, and it was ordered to be preserved by the clerk for future purposes. The reports of the School Com- mittees of both towns were adopted. On a division it was resolved that the school vacations be held as heretofore, namely, a. fortnight at Christmas and three weeks at Midsummer. From statistical returns read over by the clerk it was shown that on the 30th ult. the board had at the bank X657 12s. 5d.. and since that time a sum of X250 had been received from the corporation of the borough. Orders were signed for the payment of jE405 4s. 3d., which included an instalment to the Public Works Loan Board.
POHTH. MR. hon H. DAVIES, Mount Pleasant, Ponty- pridd, son of Dr. H. N. Davies, has successfully passed his final examination for the triple qualification of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh and of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons. Glasgow.
TREHERBERT. INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Tuesday at the Wyndham Arms, Tynewydd, before Mr. R. J. Rhys, coroner, on the body of Benjamin Eynon, who was killed on Saturday night. Evidence was given that deceased fell against the wheel of a grocer's cart. In the opinion of Dr. Morgan death was occasioned by a fracture of the back of the skull. Verdict Accidental death."
TREDEGAR. SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday morning a man named Michael Carey, aged 45, met with his d,.nth by being crushed between the bufftrs of two railway trucks at the Whitworth Coke Ovens. The deceased man resided at Red Lion-square.
NEWPORT SCHOOL BOARD. THE RECENT FRAUDS. A special meeting of the Newport School Board was held at the offices of the board, Stow-hill, on Tuesday. The chairman (the Rev. J. T. Wrenford) presided, and there were also present:—The Rev. D. Edwards (vice-chairman), the Rev. T. L. Lister. Mr. F. J. Mitchell, Mr. A. Williams, Mr. I. Llewellyn, and Mr. L. B. Moore. The CHAIRMAN said the meeting was called to consider the matter of taking actiun with reference to the reply of the Local Government Board to the application of this board to investigate the audited accounts of the board prior to the 29th of Sep- tember last. The CLERK then read the correspondence with the Local Government Board, from whom a reply had been received, stating that the accounts examined by the districtauditor could not again be audited by him. With regard to the frauds committed since then, the Local Government Board said that they would instruct the district auditor to audit the accounts as soon as possible. If there had been anything to complain of the board should have raised the matter at the last audit. Mr. MOORI said the ratepayers would not be satisfied until they knew what was behind the audit of September 29 last. The VICE-CHAIKMAN But the reply of the Local Government Board is that they will do nothing at all. It seems to me that we can do nothing until the next audit. Mr. MITCHELL asked if there was not some clue as to what Vernon, who had been convicted, had done with the money, and if they had no claim upon it supposing rhey could find it. The VICE-CHAIRMAN said he could not find any clue as to what had been done with any of it. The auditor would be sure to surcharge someone with the frauds, but on whom it would fall he did not now know. The CHAIRMAN (to the clerk): Have you any idea what he did with the money ? The CLERK said Vernon kept the lady in whose company he was found when apprehended, and gave her very valuable presents. She had L-50 worth of new jewellery on her when he was appre- hended. The VICE-CHAIBMAN said there seemed to be an impression abroad that he must have had some confederates; but whether they could come upon them he did not know. The CLERK, in answer to the chairman, said Vernon had been engaged in some brick-making business at Cwmbran, but that only lasted five months altogether. There was no reason, lie thought, why an action should not be commenced at once against Vernon for the recovery of the money, and in that action they could address cer- tain interrogatories as to what he had done with it. The VICK-CHAIEMAN deprecated the idea of the board taking any action against Vernon, as they would by Sllch a proceeding recognise tlieirrespon- sibilitv. They did not recognise him as a servant of the board at, all. It seemed to him that, inas- much as the cheques were signed for the proper amounts, and were altered whilst in the custody of the clerk, who should have handed them to the persons having claims against the board, the responsibility rested upon the clerk. He proposed that the matter altogether stand in abeyance. until after the audit. Mr. MOORE: When does that take place ? The CLERK: This d;iv ,eek. Mr. LLEWELLYN seconded the motion, which was carried, and it was decided to ask Mt-. Wheeler, Mr. Bebell, RlV. D. Edwards, and Mr. Mitchell to attend the audit and explan to the auditor any- thing which required explanation. The CHAIRMAN mentioned that it was necessary to prepare an abstract of the accounts which were to go before the auditor, and this was to be signed by the clerk and the chairman of the board. The CLERK said the statement had been prepared, but the amounts irregularly paid by the treasurer on the forged cheques had not been shown. The question would, therefore, arise in dealing with the treasurer's balance and the board's balance. He contended that the treasurer was liable in cases where the amounts originally written on the cheques and signed for had been altered so as to appear larger. A small committee was appointed to go through the accounts prior to the chairman signing them as correct.
CHURCH EXTENSION AT GORSEINON. RE-OPENING OF ST. DAVID'S CHURCH, PENLLERGARE. Sunday and Monday were red-letter days in the annals of Church history at Gorseinon. St. David's Church has been beautifully restored and extended, through the liberality of Mr. J. T. D. Llewelyn. Penllergare, by the addition of a new and exquisitely-finished, as well as commodious, chancel. The neighbours and friends also pre- sented it with a substantial pulpit, altar rail, and altar table. It seems that through the hard- working and successful ministrations of the Rev. J. R. Jones, M.A., the accommodation at the old church became too small. The same open-hearted gentleman, owing to the Sunday School more than trebling its number, caused a splendid schoolroom lately to be built, wherein the good work can be carried on with every comfort and efficiency. On Sunday and Monday the re-opening services of the church were held. At 8.30 on Sunday morning the Holv Communion was administered by the Rev. M. E. Welby, M.A.. assisted by the Rev. J. R. Jones, M.A., who read the services on each occasion. At eleven a.m. an English sermon was delivered by the Rev. M. E. Welby, and at 6.30 p.m. a Welsh sermon was given by the Rev. K. Thomas, Skewen. On Monday at seven p.m. the Venerable Arch- deacon of Llandaff preached. The services were most effective and the attendance very numerous. The choir was very ably led by Mr. J. G. Kirby, and the harmonium played by Mrs. Kirby at the English services, whilst at the Welsh services Miss Mainwaring presided at the instrument. Collec- tions were made in aid of the Swansea District Church Extension Fund.
abolition OF THE LLANTRISANT COURT LEET. A letter has been received from the Privy Council declining to sanction the continuation of the court leet and town-clerk at Llantrisant.
CARDIFF. SATURDAY. (Before Mr. J. A. LE BOULANGE!).) NON- MAINTENANCB.-WilliaM Phillips, 44, black- smith, was sent to prison for fourteen days for neglecting to maintain his wife and three chil- dren, who had become chargeable to the Cardiff Union. WILFUL DAMAGE.—James Philips, 19, was com- mitted for five days for damaging a cask, with the intention of stealing some pork from it, at the West Dock, the property of Mr. D. Begg, on the 23rd inst. MONDAY. (Before Dr. PAINE and Alderman JONES.) A NOTORIOUS COMPLAINER.—Ann Murphy, a disreputable looking woman, aged 34, was charged with being disorderly and drunk in Caroline-street on the 24th inst. The prisoner denied the charge of drunkenness, and stated that she had been hardly treated by the constables whilst being con- veyed to the station. Superintendent Price said that this was the twentieth time she had been before the bench, and that almost every time she made a similar complaint against the police. She was sentenced to a months' imprisonment, a term of punishment which she said she could do on her head." MULTITUDINOUS OFFENCES. — Sarah James, a married woman, aged 30,was charged with illegally pledging five yards of calico, the property of David Harry, on the 20th inst.; also two sheets and one tablecloth, the property of Sarah Browning, on the 21st and 22nd inst.; also, one dress piece on the 21st inst., the property of Fanny David. Prisoner, who appeared to feel her position acutely, admitted the offence in each case. She stated that it was whilst under the influence of drink that they had been committed. The Bench, in conside- ration of the previous good character of prisoner, fined her 11 and costs, making an order at the same time for the pledged goods to be returned to their owners. THKFT BY A CONVICT -Albert Stephens, a returned convict, aged 39, was charged with stealing two pairs of boots, valua 9s. 10d., from No. 10, Church-street, the property of Messrs. Boyle and Co., the 24th inst. An assistant in the shop of the prosecutor's identified the boots pro- duced as belonging to Messrs. Boyle and Co., but said that the boots were not missed until they were communicated with by the police. Police- Constable B 23 stated that he was informed by some men that a suspicious looking person had run in the direction of the post-office. lie followed, and discovered prisoner underneath some trucks with the boots in his possession. Prisoner, in defence, said that he was drunk and did not know what he was doing at the time. He was committed to take his trial at the next assizes. TUESDAY. (Before Mr. A. FULTON and Major SLOPER.) VIOLHNT ASSAULT.—William Barry, a shoemaker was charged with violently assaulting and wound- ing Margaret Brown on the head by throwing her downstairs at No. 38. Tyndall-street, on the 25th inst. Prisoner and prosecutrix had an altercation on the top of the stairs, which ended by prisoner taking hold, of prosecutrix by the waist and flinging her down the stairs like a dog," as a witness put it. Prosecutrix was suffering from a severe concufisionj>f the brain, consequent upon the fall, and was unable to attend. The case was, therefore, adjourned for a week. WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. VALPY. Dr. PAINE, and Major SLOPER.) ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—James Howard, a coal trimmer, was charged with being disorderly and causing an obstruction in Castle-street on the 27th inst. He was also charged with assaulting Police- Constable Oxiey. The constable said he saw the prisoner near the Globe Hotel on Monday evening. He was using foul language, and a large crowd had collected around him. Witness requested prisoner to go home, when he turned round and struck him a violent blow on the head with a tin box. Prisoner was fined 30s. and costs.
CAERPHILLY. TUESDAY. (Before H. T. WILLIAMS, chairman Mr. W. REES, and Dr. J. LLEWELLYN.) RIOTOUS CONDTJCT.- Eci ward Davies, a collier, was summoned by Mr. Superintendent Matthews for drunken and riotous conduct at Nelson, on the 12th inst. The case was proved by Police- Conslable Davies, and he was fined 10s. including costs. costs. ASSAULT.—David Roberts, of Fair Wain, sum- moned Daniel Mellinger, of Nelson, for having committed an assault upon him on the 18th inst. The defendant did not appear in answer to the charge, and the Bench granted a warrant for his arrest. TRANSFER OF LICENCES.—An application was made for the licence of the Royal Oak Inn at Ystrad Mynach to be transferred from Keziah Williams to William Williams, which was granted.
YNYSYBWL EISTEDDFOD. An Eisteddfod in connection with the Ynysybwl Independent Chapel was held on Monday at the Market-hall, Pontypridd. The chair was occupied by Mr. Ijjnatius Williams, stipendiary magis- trate, who, in the course of hift opening speech, said that members of Parliament, irrespective of party, should make it their duty to look after the affairs of the Princi- pality. Referring to the recent appointment of inspector of mines, he said the plea that there were no Welshmen of sufficient experience to be found only proved that Wales had been neglected in the past. The promise to appoint Welsh-speaking county-court judges was at one time ignored also, and it behoved them to see that such promises as had been made in regard to the inspectorate were kept. (Applause.)— The adjudicators were:—" Eos. Morlais," Mr. Rees Evans, Aberdare, and Mr. D. W. Lewis, Brynaman conductor, the Rev. C. Tawelfrvn Thomas, Groes- wen; accompanist, Mr. R. Howells, Aberdare. The competitors were numerous. The Fern- dale Brass Band won the E.8 8s. prize for rendering "The Heavens are Telling (Lacey's arrangement). The prize of £ 8 to the best congregational choir of 50 voices rendering Yr Haf was awarded to Treherbert Choir (conductor Mr. Noah Williams). Four choirs competed. The chief prize of L30 for the best rendering of We never will bow down" was given to Treorky Choir (leader Mr. W. Thomas). There were three choirs competing.
FEVER TRAPS IN THE RHONDDA. At Ystrad Police-court on Monday (before Mr. E. John, Mr. J. Davies, and Mr. E. Thomas) Thomas Evans was summoned by the Ystrad Local Board for permitting a nuisance to exist. Mr. Rhvs appeared for the board. William Davies, inspector of nuisances, said defendant was the owner of houses Nos. 75 to 80, Mardy- road, Mardy. The closets of these houses are filled nearly to the seats, and the sewage came down into the lobbies of inhtbitftd cellar dwellings under three of the houses.—Defendant said the houses had been undermined, and he had been ad. vised to do nothing to them till that had been settled. Adjourned for a fortnight.-T. Thorn"s was summoned at the instance of the board for permitting a nuisance to exist at Porth. William Davies said there was a large pool of blood at the pine end of defendant's slaughter-house, the stench from which was unbearable. Fined 20s.
I LOCAL LAW CASES. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY V. SCOURFIELD, BART. In the High Court, of Justice, Chancery Division, on Monday fbefore Mr. Justice Stirling), this action was brought for the purpose of obtain- ing a declaration that the defendant had no rig-ht to enter upon and pass over a certain portion of the Great Western Railway Company's under- taking at Milford Haven. The line there runs for some little distance along the foreshore, and the defendant claimed the right, of access across it to the shore. The merits of the case were not gone into, as the defendant submitted to the declaration asked for, and to a perpetual injunction restrain- ing him from passing ovr the railway, and it was agreed that there should be no order as to costs. Mr. Upjohn appeared for the plaintiff con:pany. and Mr. Yate Lee for the defendant. CLARKE F, BRADFORD. In the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, on Monday (before Mr. Justice Smith) this case was heard. The plaintiff, Mr. J. J. Clarke, brought his action against Mr. M Bradford, the chairman of the Milford Haven Railway Company (Limited) to recover L200, the price of certain fullv-paid up shares in the company, which, it was alleged, the defendant had agreed to purchase from the plaintiff. The defence was, firstly, that the defendant merely took an option of purchase, and, secondly, that the plaintiff never had the shares to deliver, as the United Securities Society had a lien upon them for £230. A good deal of evidence was given as to the contract, the defendant stating that there was no doubt lie intended to purchase the shares, and that he was willing to take them now if he could get a clear title. He further stated that the plaintiff asked his opinion as to selling the shares, and he advised him not to do so, and the shares had since risen in price. As, however, plaintiff desired to sell he took the option of purchase.—Ultimately his Lordship held that the contract was evidently one for the purchase of the shares, and not of an optional nature. Considerable discussion then took place upon the question ot the alleged lien. and a letter was produced from the official liquidator of the United Securities Society to the solicitors of the defendant to show that they still held their lien. On the other hand, the late managing director of the United Securities Society went into the witness-box, and said that before the company went into liquidation they sold all their interest in this lien to a Mr. Dowse, and further evidence was called to show that Mr. Dowse transferred his interest, to a person named Hickman, and that Hickman's claim had been liquidated, the shares being now in the possession of plaintiff. The books of the Milford Haven Company, however, which were produced in court, showed that the lien was still registered as being on the shares. On this point the defendant stated that at the time of the contract he was not aware of the lien, but, on referring to the books when the plaintiff demanded that he should take up the shares, he discovered it. —Ultimately his Lordship held that, from the evidence before him, the lien on the shares had been clearly discharged, and he, therefore, gave judgment for the plaintiff with costs, the shares to be tendered by this day (Tuesday' week and, if not then paid, for execution to issue.—Mr. Bray ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Kemp, Q.C., and Mr. Mann for the defendant.
WIFE BEATING BY A MERTHYR PUBLICAN. At Merthyr Police-court on Monday (before Mr. W. M. North, stipendiary) John Williams, land- lord of the Globe Inn, Merthyr, was summoned for assaulting his wife. Mr. Gwilym C. James ap- peared for the complainant, and Mr. W. Beddoe for the defendant.—Mr. James, in stating the case, said the parties were married so far back as 1863, and they lived together on very good terms until about October, 1875, when the defendant, without the slightest possible cause, became suspicious of his wife's honour. Since then he had committed a series of assaults upon hor of a more or less aggravated character. After very care- ful attention, and observing, as he had observed, what his Worship had done in similar cases, he had come to the conclusion that as there had never been any actual summons taken out before, it would be better not to go into the past history, but simply to deal with the assault committed on the 6th of July, leaving it to his worship either to bind the defendant over to keep the peace or to punish him in such a way as he thought was right consistent with justice.—Mr. Beddoe Am I to understand that my friend with- draws the application for a separation order ?—Mr. James: Yes.—Gwenllian Williams, the com- plainant, was then sworn, and while detailing her story exhibited considerable emotion. She said that between eight and nine o'clock on the morning of the 6th she was sitting down in the bar when her husband, who had come straight from bed, said, Can you look me in the face He struck iier in the face once and several times on the head with his fist, and her head became very sore in consequence of the blows. She screamed out, and her sister and ficr daughter came to her assistance. When she got away from him she ran into the street. Upon returning into the house to put her hair straight, as it was dis- arranged, the defendant threw a ginger-beer bottle at her but it did not strike lier. In cross-exami- nation, witness denied that she had in any way provoked her husband, either that morning- or on the previous night. She explained that. the previous night she slept with her children in the attic. Questioned as to whether she could not live happily with the de- fendant if these proceedings were allowed to drop, she said that she had lived a miserable life for a long time, and that she could not. hope to have happiness unless he turned out a very different man.—David Williams gave corrobora- tive evidence as to the assault.—Mr. Beddoe sought to palliate, though not to justify, his client's conduct, and said that the publicity given to the case that day might have the effect of healing the differences which had hitherto existed between the parties, and causing them to live more happily in the future—Tiie Stipendiary said that the case was no doubt a very painful one. It was clear that, whatever provocation might have been given the night befoie, this was a most cowardly assault. Defendant would be fined ;Cl and costs, and bound over in his own recognisances to keep the peace for six mmuhs.
THE PONTYPRIDD WATERWORKS ARBITRATION. On Friday the hearing of th3 arbitration between Mr. Krauss, the contractor for storage power and filter beds for the Pontypridd Water- works Company, took place at the Surveyor's Insti- tution. Mr. Law acted as arbitrator, and Mr. T. W. Ratcliffe as assessor. Mr. Moulton, Q.C, M.P., and Mr. Sutton (instructed by Mr. Inskip) appeared for Mr.Krauss.arid Mr. Evans (instructed by Mr. FranK James) for the Water C(impariy.-iNIr. Moulton, in opening the Cise, said that the plaintiff, Mr. Augustus Krauss, was a contractor, of Bristol, wh<> contracted to make a reservoir and two filter beds for the Water Company. The contract set out certain specifications and drawings for doing the work, which was to be carried out under the superintendence of the company's engineer, and he should show that it was impossible to carry out the works, owim: to the drawings and specifi- cations being insufficient to cnpe with the floods. The plaintiff was compelled to work on these drawings, and the result was that, owing to the nature of the ground and the heavy raintall. the embankment, was several times destroyed. TIle Water Company callpd upon the plaintiff, at his own expense, to put this right, but this the plain- tiff declined to do. The cmpanv then took the work into their own hands, and they very sensibly abandoned the very drawings and specifications which the plaintiff had <;iven him as a data. and the company proceeded to construct the works. so far as they could be constructed, in a totally different way, in a much more expensive manner, and different to the plan that, the engineer intended in the first place. The Water Company, in their statement, of defence, alleged a breach of the contract, unskilful workmanship, &c.. but he should prove that under the provisions of the con- tract, it was impossible for the plaintiff to cany out the work. The total balance claimed by th^ plaintiff was £ 4.700. Mr. Krauss, the plaintiff, would be called, and also experts, who would speak as to the cause of the difficulties. The plaintiff was then examined, and he gave a history of the difficulties which he encountered, as indicated by Mr. Moulton. The case was adjourned.
FREEMASONRY AT BRLDGEND. n Monday the annual festival of the Ogmore Lodge WaS he'd. The lodge was opened shortly after noon by the retiring Master, Bro. J. P. Jenkins, P.G.S.W. Bucks and Berks, and the W.M.-elect, Mr. L. Beha, was subsequently presented for installation by the Right Worthy Deputy Provincial Grand Master, Bro. Tenuant. Tiie ceremony was performed by P.M. Bro. William Jenkins, P.P.G.P., and the W.M. later on invested the following as his officers;—I.P.M., Bro. J. B. Jenkins; S.W., Bro. J. W Pritchard J.W., Bro. Coatb chaplain, Rev. James Jones treasurer, Bro. Herdman secretary, J. B. Boucher; S.D., Bro. J. H. Price; J.D., Uro. W. 11. llitchings; D.C.. liro. William Thomas I.G., Bro. Vaughan; Organist, Ili-o. Tyler; Senior Steward, Bro. E. Jenkins Charity Steward, Bro. J. Hemming Junior Steward, Bro. D. M'Lellan Tyler, Bro. A. D. Webber. The brethren afterwards drove to Southerndown and sat down to luncheon at Slade, the residence of Mr. F. Coleridge Boies. In the evening the annual dinner was held at the Wyndham Arms Hoiel, Bridgend, to which about 40 sat. down. The tables were well laid, and the way in which the dinner was served gave perfect satisfaction. The usual toasts were drunk. Mr. Bella's term of office will be an eventful one, as it is the intention of the members to adopt the suggestion and scheme proposed by Bro. J. Blandy Jenkins to build a Masonic-hall.