FCim(jL\ INTELLIGENCE. BUEMAH. SANGUINARY FIGHTING. THE INSURGENTS DEFEATED. RANGOON, SUSDA. On the 26rhof la-t month Lieutenant Hu-gins, i of the 21st Madras Native Infantry, surprised the i insurgent chief HIaoo white engaged in burning the village of Kariovoo. The enemy's loss was 150 kilieu and wounded. Major Persse, of the Somersetshire Light Jnfantrv. has captured Magye, a village near Ava, killing 13 and capturing 37 insurgents. The Yematnen district is very disturbed. The insurgents attacked Nmgyan, and succeeded in burning some houses. Numerous skirmishes have! occurred near Ningyan. On the 21st 200 men and two guns defeated 1,000 insurgents Our loss was two killed, eight wounded. The engagement took place in a thick jungle. The enemy fought obsti- nately, and, availing themselves of cover, reached within 30 yards of the guns The 16th ^'adras Ketriment, 600 strong, has been sent to Ningyan. As the road is closeo the troops had to ascend the Sittaag, and left Tounghoo in a flotilla of 30 boats.
A TERIIIBLE YACHTING EXPERIENCE. SEVEN LIVES LOST. NEW YORK, SUNDAY NIGHT. The most terrible accidont on record to a yacht n American waters occurred on Friday evening off Sandy Hook. The yacht Sarah Craig, of 25 tons, had come up from Philadelphia with a party of eieven ladies and gentlemen on board. The weather was so calm that the happy company dined on the deck. Just about sunset a few drops of rain induced the ladies to go below. The gentle- men were dispersed over the deck, and the captain, regarding the rain as the recur.sor of an ordinary squall, ordered ne crew to shorten sail. They were so engaged when a storm of extraordinary fury, advancing at the rate of 72 miles an hour, struck the yacht and nstantly capsized it. Everyone on deck was lung into the water, and the six ladies and one ;entieman in the cabin were imprisoned without possibility of escape for the brief remainder of Jieir lives. After desperate struggles, those in the water .ucceeded in regaining the wreck, where they ustain the full violence of the storm. They were beaten by hailstones hard enough to indent the oak p!mks of the keel, and were nearly drowned by the gigantic waves that washed over them. Their personal sufferings were, however, as nothing to the a^ iny of their inability to respond to the signals made bv the unhappy prisoners in the caban. The Sarah. Craig capsized so rapidly that she carried below witn her air enough to float the yacht, notwithstanding the weight of her ifcallast-, and to support the lives of the victims for an hour. Their > nes and raps upon the wooden walls of their prison-house drove the gentJemen nearly frantic. Some of them attempted to dmg themselves dawn the companion-way to what, wouid have been certain death, and were only p^evented carrying out their intention by force employed by the crew. The last sign of life was given by a lady, who must have submerged herself in order to thrust her hand to the surface through a barred window. It was seizad with a desperate grasp, but the bars prevented her escape, ami the hand was held until the grip relaxed in death. Some vessels from which the accident had been observed came up, and took off several of the crew. The gentlemen refused to leave as long as a ray of nope remained for timse below. Without tools, they tried to break through the sides of the yacht with pieces (;f wreck-.ge; but under the circum- stances it w is impossible to deal effective blows at the timbers. In about an hour all was silent below. When the yacht was towed near the shore a diver went, down and brought out the bodies. He reported that rhe sufferers had been suffocated, not drowned, and that the appearances indicated the exercise of supreme self-command until death released them. The names of the dead are Mrs. T. II. Stevens, Miss Mary Stevens, Mrs. Cora Askin l nee Stevens), Miss Bessie Merritt, Miss Emma Alerritt, Miss Maude Ketiew, and Mr. Chester Clark. Several of the young ladies were engaged to be married to gentlemen who are among the survivors of this melancholy disaster.
FURTHER RIOTING IN BELFAST. ONE PERSON KILLED AND MANY INJURED. The "Press Association" Belfast correspondent telegraphed on Saturday midnight :—Rioting was enewed at Belfast to-night. Accurate details can- not yet be ascertained, but it appears that between eight and nine o'clock a band, followed by a large crowd. passed up towards the disturbed quarter. Some Sunday School excursion parties had passed by a few minutes before, and there was a good deal of excitement. The result was that stone throwing was soon very freely indulged in on both sides. Many persons were injured. The son of the Hon. Forbes and three pol"cemen were brought to the Royal Hospital for treatment at the close of the disturbances, and had their wounds dressed. Several civilians were also brought in, suffering from wounds indicted by stones. William Wallace received a bullet wound in the soft part of his thigh A lad, name unknown, was carried in dead, being shot through the chest and right leg. Many shots were tired, and it is stated that the police tired on the mob twice. At 11.30 all was quiet. The Press Association Belhist correspondent, telegraphing on Sunday, states that during the early part of the morning some slight skirmishes took place, but nothing serious occurred. On Saturday night some public-houses were wrecked by a mob, and one was wrecked on Su nday morn- ing. In addition to the lad who was shot dead, a ;;lz,,it many policemen and civilians were wounded. District-Inspector Townsend was amongst the more seriously injured. Many arrests were made. Large bodies of police, some armed with rifles and the remainder with batons, have been constantly on duty in the disturbed districts since the outbreak. ADDITIONAL DETAILS. BELFAST, SUNDAY NIGHT. It has been discovered that the lad, aged about 12 years, who was shot dead last night with buck- shot, and who was carried into tiie Royal Hospital, is named Knox. He had been sent out by his mother to purchase groceries. and a little docu- ment specifying the articles wanted was found in his pocket. Neither his name nor residence, however, could be discovered until an advanced hour to-day. There has been no renl disturbance to-day, and the military were not confined to barracks. This evening the police have been distributed in parties throughout the disturbed parts of the town, several magistrates being with them at the most dangerous points. Three or four public- houses were wrecked and looted in the course of last night's rioting- Extra constabulary have arrived in the town and more are expected. The military, both horse and foot, are out on duty to- night in the streets, as they were last night. A good many police and civilians are said to have been injured, but no figures can be named. Amongst the public-houses attacked was one belonging to a man named Riordan. Shots were tired there. The police were ordered to tire upon the mobs two or three times. A number of the persons injured were t reated by medical men in the vicinity of the Old Lodge-road atd Shankhill- road and not taken to the hospital. The police were badly stoned. They at first used their batons freely, but, in consequence of the violence of the mobs, they were obliged to uso their rifles. The disturbance, which commenced in the vicinity of Carlisle Circus and Clifton-street, ex- tended towards the more dangerous and disturbed districts of Shankhill-road and Old Lodge-road, and it was there that it was maintained up to an advanced hour. It is there that this evening the excitement prevails, and that the authorities are concentrating their efforts for the purpose of pre serving the peace. The magistrates and constabulary did not anticipate any disturbance last night. One large Sunday School excursion, connected with St. Enoch's Church, left Belfast without having any procession. They proceeded to the railway station in small parties, and in the even- ing when they returned to Belfast they broke up in a similar manner. This was done at the request of the mayor. There were several bands in the streets during the evening, and it is alleged that the interference of the police with one of these close to Carrick-hiil, a very dangerous locality, was the origin of the disturbance. Stone-throwing was soon afterwards freely indulged in, and with the excited crowds in the thoroughfares the turbu- lence soon spread. The lad Knox is the only person dead. LATER DETAILS. Another correspondent states that the distur- bance originated in the passage of a Protestant band through a portion of the debated ground abutting on a Catholic district. The band was connected with the Sunday School excursion of the Rev. Dr. Hanna, of St. Enoch's Presbyterian Church. Considerable interest is always attached to this excursion, which usually assumes large dimensions. The excursion party returned early in the evening. It had been the custom in former years for the excursionists to march in procession from the railway station to the church, but, owing to the excited state of party feeling in the town, Dr. Hanna deemed it wiser that the party should Separate at the station. This they did, and only the flute band marched through the streets. Numbers of people had assembled at different points of the route between the station and the church, which is dist int. about a mile, expecting that the procession would pass as usual, and these followed the band, forming a crowd of upwards of two thousand persons. Passing along Victoria- street and High-streeti the procession became still further increased in numbers. At the top of Bridge-street the band, with a large following, met and joined the procession, which, when paSi- ing up Carrick-hill, a Catholic quarter, was attacked by a party of Nationalists. A detachment of police, under Colonel Forbes, R.M., and District-Inspectors Townsend and Green, had been stationed in the vicinity of Carrick-hill. These charged the Nationalist crowd and partly dispersed them, but they formed again and commenced stone-throwing. The proces- sionists retaliated, and endeavoured to get at their assailants by rushing past the police. The constabulary, with drawn batons, repulsed them. The stone-throwing continuing, the Protestant party again made a desperate effort to forcd their Way past the police, and were again repulsed", and the police, charging amongst, them, batoned some of them severely. Many of the processionists, exasperated at being stoned and batoned, and being unable to get at their assailants, turned upon the police, and began to throw stones ab them. The constables again charged, and a running encounter between them and the processionists took place, and con- tinued as far as Carlisle Circus. At the corner of Stanhope-street an attack was made upon Colonel Forbes, the senior resident mngistrate of Belfast, who was walking in the rear of the procession. A party of half a dozen rushed upon him, one aiming a blow at his head with a heavy stick, which crushed and knocked off his hat. While stooping to recover his hat, Colonel Forbes received a blow with a heavy stone from another of the party, causing a serious wound. While staggering under the blow the Colonel was seized by the crowd, and an attempt made to drag him to the ground, but a number of gentlemen rushed up in time to save him from further violence. His assailants escaped. A car was procured and Colonel Forbes was taken to the Royal Hospital, where he was detained. ANOTHER MAN KILLED AND SEVERAL INJURED, The "Press Association" Belfast correspon- dent, telegraphing on Monday evening, says: —The streets in the disturbed districts have assumed their normal aspect, but the police are protecting the wrecked premises. A renewal of the rioting is apprehended, owing to the annual trip of the Catholic Society, and every precaution is, con- sequently, being taken by the authorities. A company of the West Surrey Regiment and a troop of the 5th Dragoon Guards are in readiness to clear the streets if required. The injured persons at the Royal Hospital are reported to be doing well, the most serious cases being those of Thomas Leman and Thomas M'Burney, who are suffering from gunshot wounds in the forehead and chin respectively. Thomas Stevens was charged with stone-throwing on Sunday night thereby breaking the jaw of a girl and permanently injuring her. He was re- manded. Patrick O'Neill, said to belong to the Catholic pit-tv which attacked the Protestants on the Central Railway Bridge on Saturday, was fined 20s. Patrick Montgomery, for window smashing, was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. Five other men were also sentenced to two months' imprisonment for participating in disturbances after the Riot Act had been read. The "Press Association "Belfast correspondent, telegraphing late on Monday night, says:—Belfast in several parts is again in a very excited state, and the military and police are out in large numbers. York-street presented a most riotous appearance, and cordons of military, both cavalry and infantry, were drawn across it at intervals. A large crowd assembled at the terminus of the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway, awaiting the return of the members of a Catholic society who had been out for their annual excursion. The crowd included both Catholics and Protes- tants, and, the authorities apprehending an attack on the excursionists in the terminus, the cavalry and infantry were drawn up awaiting the arrival of the train. When it arrived some of the excur- sionists went on the cars and others on the tram- cars, whilst many mingled with the assembled crowds. Hooting and groaning took place on both sides, and stone-throwing followed. The police arrived and used their batons pretty freely. There was now a large and disorderly crowd, and the military catne to the assistance of the police, but the riot continued, and one or two houses were wrecked. The police, being vigorously stoned, I fired a few shots, but without serious con- sequences. The Press Association" Belfast correspondent, telegraphing at midnight, says:—In York-street and the adjoining thoroughfares the crowds were I fired upon with fatal etfect by the police. A young man named George Williamson was wounded by a bullet in the chest, and died while being con- veyed to Dr Gault's surgery. A man named Thorupson. t *-or, was shot while the police were facing a riot a mob in Little George-street. The premises of Mr. Sharman and Mr. Stephen M'Kenna, publicans, in this street, were wrecked. The establisnments of both Protestants and Catholics have been wrecked. Two detectives were severely beaten, and one badly stabbed in the face. At Dublin Po!ice-court on Monday twelve persons-nine men and three women-were charged with riot and a murderous attack on Con- stables John Roe and Thomas Leary, at Townsend-street, recently, while arresting a man for disorderly conduct. Constable Roe is still in hospital in a critical state. Leary deposed to the attack made by the crowd with sticks and stones, until reinforcements arrived. These also wara t attacked. Ihe prisoners were remanded, four only being admitted to bail. Rioting was renewed in Belfast on Tuesday night, but not on so serious a scale as on the previous evenings. On the Shankhill-road the police were again severely stoned, and, several charges on the mob with batons provmg ineffec- tual, they were ordered to fire a couple of rounds. This restored comparative order. No one was injured as far as is known. In other parts of the town disturbances, more or less serious, occurred, but the police triumphed after some trouble in each case. At midnight the town was auiet. The Press Association Belfast correspondent, telegraphing on Wednesday night, says:—Crowds have continued all night in Shankhill-road. Capt. Keogb. while reading the Riot Act, was severely wounded in the head, and left under a guard of cavalry. Shots were fired at the police, who fired several shots through the crowd. The 5th Dragoons charged the mob, who soon re-asseinbled in Durham-street, in another part of the town. Colonel Miller, another resident magistrate, was wounded with a stone. It. is stated some civilians have been killed, but no trustworthy information can be obtained. There are 600 military and constabu- lary on duty.
THE EX-VIUELlOYf OF IRELAND IMPOSING DEMONSTRATION IN DUBLIN. The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, on the occasion of his leaving the Viceregal Lodge, Dublin, on Tuesday, was the centre of an imposing demon- stration. The streets were lined with soldiers from the castle to WestlLnd-row throughout the route the streets were densely crowded, ind a passage for the procession was kept with difficulty The pro- cession started from the castle at about 5.30. and was preceded by javelin men, who also flourished green flags and stars and stripes. The Coal Potters' Society, called O'C'onnell's Body Guard," and the John Dillon Brass Band followed. They were succeeded oy Foresters, with banners display- ing national mottoes. Much enthusiasm was evoked by the coachbuilders, who displayed O'Connell's triumphal car. There was every where an abun- dant display of American and French flags. Seveial bands joined in the procession, playing the favouiite national airs. In the course of the even- ing rain began to fall, and tiie processionists endeavoured to quicken their pace, but without success, so dense were the crowds and so numerous the persons taking part in the proces- sion, some of the guilds, indeed, impatient of waiting tried to join in before their appointed turn. This was, however, prevented by the troops on duty. At half-past seven the Lord Mayor passed the City hall and was loudly cheered. He was followed by the Citizens' Bodyguard Shortly before eight loud and increasing cheers announced the approach of the Viceregal party. he Earl and Countess rode in a carriage drawn by four horses, and accom- panied by outriders. The carriage was speedily filled with enormous bouquets which the Countess received from various persons along the route. The windows of all the houses were crowded, and handkerchiefs were everywhere waved. In a carriage immediately behind the Viceroy's were the children of Lord and Lady Aberdeen, and the nurse repeatedly doffed the baby's white bonnet, the crowd acknowledging the salute with hearty cheers. The statue of William III. in College-green was decorated with green and crowned with a chaplet. From the win- dows of Trinity College many ladies viewed the procession and waved handkerchiefs as the Viceregal party passed. At VVestland-row the throng of people was almost impassable, the crowd crushing more and more to get a farewell view of Lord and Lady Aberdeen. The farewell undress reception held by their Excel!encies at Dublin Castle was attended, amongst others, by the Lord Chancellor, the Archbishop of Dublin, the Duke of Leinster, Earl of Granard, Earl and Countess of Fingall, Lord and Lady Gough, Lord Henry Fitz- gerald, Lord Brabazon, Chief Justice Morris, Lords Justices Fitzgibbon and Barry, and the Attorney and ^Solicitor-Generals. Air. Dwysr Gray was the only Parnellite M.P. present. The 1 .evee was numerically smaller than that at Lord Spencer's departure.
SINGULAR EXPERIENCES O* A WIFE. DESERTED FOR HER BRIDESMAID. At Westminster Police-court on Saturday a tall. well-dressed young woman, who gave her age as 22, and stated that she was living in Caxton- street, asked Mr. D'Eyncourt to grant a summon3 against her husband, who had deserted her since January, although she married him as recently as July last year. She had a particular friend as bridesmaid, and within the last week she had dis- covered that this young person was going to marry her (applicant's) husband, who was now keeping a public-house close to Nottingham. When she married him he described himself as a builder. Mr. D'Eyncourt: Did he keep you ? Applicant: No, sir. I kept him. (Laughter.) I went out to work. As I told you, we were married in July. In August I was taken ill with rheumatic fever, and I did not leave the West- minster Hospital till January this year. Mr. D'Eyncourt Perhaps vou parted by consent ? Applicant: Oh no, sir. He left me while I was in the hospital, and I have only just found out his whereabouts, and that, he was about to be married to the other young woman, my bridesmaid. She has bought her wedding outfit, and the banns are put up. She pretended to be my friend and kissed me, but when a lodger in the house described "her intended" to me I said. "That must be my husband." (Laughter.) And it is, too. She owned to it, aud she said she would move heaven and earth to have him." But her father has heard that he is a married man, and would not let her go to Nottingham last Thursday. Mr. D'Eyncourt said that it was rather a sin; ilar story, but as she lived in the district he w(n11' i grant a summons. If her husband did not attend voluntarily was she prepared to pay his expense to London ? There might, be a different account, of the matter. Applicant said she had no money to spare, but she had told the truth. She could not ascertain the exact whereabouts of her husband, and only knew that it was two miles from Nottingham Station. Mr. D'Eyncourt said she must get a little more information than that before she took out the summons, otherwise there would be a difficulty in serving it. Applicant said that she was afraid she was not In a position to obtain further particulars.
TILF, DAILY LIFE OF TIIE POPE. The Pope, now 78 years of age, leads a very regular life, and is in a fair condition of health. At six a.m. he celebrates mass in his private chapel. At seven he takes breakfast, consisting of chocolate and milk, with sometimes raw eggs beaten up. Immediately afterwards he receives the visits of his court, and Cardinal Jacobini reports what has occurred in the world, and gives him an account of the letters received on Papal business. Besides these official letters, others arrive in great numbers from all parts of the world, most of them being from priests, missionaries, monks, and nuns, while others contain sums of Itiohey from penitents, and many are petitions for a blessing, pecuniary aid, or advice. After these letters, in all languages, have been translated, and their contents briefly reported to the Pope, they are placed in the Papal archives. Hundreds of telegrams also arrive each day, the greater part asking for the benediction in articulo mortis, which naturally often only reaches its desti- nation after the petitioner is already dead. For its telegraphic correspondence the Vatican makes use of a numeral cipher. The greater part of the morning is thus passed in business. t one o'clock the Pope dines, and afterwards retirer to his private room until the heat of the day is past. At six p.m. he repairs to the Vatican garden, where his carriage awaits him. At the prettiest spot in this garden there has lately been erected an elegant kiosk in Eastern style, and there the Pope remains for some time, taking coffee and other refreshments, and surrounded by his intimate friends. The conversation runs on the topics of the day, and on the articles that concern the Pope or Papal politics that appear in the Italian or foreign journals. Precisely at sunset the party breaks up, and the Pope returns to the Palace, his physicians having advised him never to remain out of doors after sunset on account of the malaria which prevails in the valley below Monte Mario. About nine o'clock, after praying on his knees fur half-an-hour, his Holiness retires to bed.
THE LARGEST DIAMOND. Messrs. Streeter and Company have received at their establishment, 18. New Bond-street, London, a large number of visitors who went there to inspect several objects of special interest. Among these is the largest diamond yet discovered. It was found at the Cape, weighs 405 carats, and is known ss the Victoria "—the idea being enter- tained of presenting it to her Majesty at her Jubilee in June next year. Contiguous to this is an orange-coloured cut diamond, of wonderful brilliancy, weighing 115 carats, or ten carats more than the Koh-i-noor. It has a border of large round white diamonds, and under limelight it looked magnificent. Along with this is seen the largest black diamond in existence. There is also on view a perfectly unique formation of pearls, designated .1 The Southern Cross," found off the coast of Western Australia. This consists of nine pearls resembling in united shape that constella- tion and it was discovered in 1884. Besides these rare treasures, there is a choice collection of rough diamonds and gold recently obtained from a river bed in Brazil; and close to them are eleven fine rubies in the rough, weighing together 190 carats, from the newly-acquired mines of Burmah.
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CHOIU AT CAER- PHILLY. (BY MOKIEN.] On Monday Caradog" and the South Wales Choral Union performed Mendelssohn's oratorio of "St. Paul" within the central area of Caerphilly Castle, kindly placed at their service by Lord Bute, through Sir William Thomas Lewis. The attendance was very large. It was stated to me by one of the officials that the following numbers of tickets were bought: -3,000 at 2s.; 2,500 at 13.. and 1,500 at Is. 6d. The streets of the town were thronged with people, and vehicles loaded with visitors came in from the adjacent valleys. Special trains ran up the Rhymney branch from Walnut Tree Bridge. It seemed, however, that the majority of the people came from Cardiff and down the main Rhymney line from the upper valleys. The streets were gay with young women dressed in summer costumes. About one o'clock the public were admitted into the castle grounds. The extreme precaution of the committee to pre- vent surreptitious entrance to the ground was nearly the menns of throwing everything into confusion. At each entrance was a single turnstile, which the officials seemed to have regarded as a kind of intricate clockwork, and when the rush came of people seeking admission the officials, between the duties of examining each ticket and watching the turnstile, got into something very much like a hopeless mess. It was patent to all that the officials were not at home in tlu-ir duties. Outside was a surging multitude struggling t,) reach the turnstiles, through each of which only one could be admitted at a time. There tho officials were puffing and perspiring in the face of an angry crowd, of which the female portion was, apparently, more angry than the male. At last Caradog" and the Vicar of Pentyrch came to the aid of both officials and people, and the side doors were thrown open. The day was delightfully fine and the sun shone brilliantly. The orchestra was placed on the right-hand side of the area, and during the afternoon the brilliant sunshine made the position very uncomfortable. The com- mittee, little anticipating such a tremendous rush of people, had fenced in a large number of seats in the centre of the area opposite the orchestra. These soon became crowded, and presently the whole central quadrangle became indiscrimi- nately crammed with the three classes of ticket holders. When the choir began its work the scene was a very interesting one. Not only was the area full of people, but the turrets, window places, open gaps, and niches of the ruins were swarming with people. The roof of the banquetting hall and the huge fragments of fallen masonry lying about were covered with people seeking to obtain a view of the orchestra. Some youths sat in holes far up the walls with their legs dangling over the heads of those below. Around the base of the walls hundreds were seated on the grass, sheltering from the burning rays of the sun. Those seated on the benches in the centre of the area experienced much discomfort. A considerable number of people perambulated the Castle grounds, immediately outside the inner walls, during- the performance. And here and there in quiet nooks might be seen young couples enjoying from a distance the sound of melody, while they themselves were billing and cooing like turtle doves. These found it very convenient to use their umbrellas, of course to shade them from the dazzling force of old Sol. At one time quite a consternation was caused outside the walls of the area by the sight of half a dozen men, and attended by more, carrying en their shoulders what appeared to be the lifeless body of a man. It was reported that he had fallen from one of the walls, but it turned out that he had sustained something like sunstroke in the area, and had become quite unconscious. Caradog," on ascending to lead, was warmly received by the vast concourse. He acknowledged the compliment, by lifting his bowler hat with the grace of a courtier. Notwithstanding the numerous drawbacks, the singing gave great satisfaction. It was reported that Caradog" and his choir intend to I visit Loncion next year to sing at the celebration of her Majesty's Jubilee. Thirteen years ago I h Caradog" and his celebrated 500 choristel s visited Caerphilly before, on the eve of the musical con- test at the Crystal Palace. The present choir is composed almost entirely of another generation of Welsh singers. But "Caradog is still the same in appearance as he was then, with the exception that he is fuller in the face and ruddier in the cheeks. He still wields his baton in a masterly fashion, and occasionally his voice is heard striking the notes and leading one section after another of the singers. "EosRhondda" is the efficient secretary of the choir.
THE PROPOSED IRISH TUNNEL. DETAILS OF THE UNDERTAKING. In reference to the soundings just made off the Irish coast, near Donaghadee, in connection with the proposed tunnel between there and Port- patrick, arrangements are progressing for sinking a shaft at Donaghadee to test the strata. The cost of the tunnel has been estimated by competent authorities at about £ 5,000,000, and the cost of the land approaches on either side £ 1,000,000. The greatest depth of water, ahout midway between the two coasts, is 780ft., and the roof of the tunnel would have to be some 200 feet below that. The deep sea tunnel portion of the undertaking would be about 21t miles. The vast changes in travelling which would follow the construction of a tunnel may ba pointed out. The distance in miles by the proposed new tunnel route would be:—Belfast to London, 390 miles; Belfast to Glasgow, 121 miles; Belfast to Man- chester, 244 miles; Belfast to Bull, 296 miles. Belfast would be nearer to Glasgow, for all prac- tical purposes, ttitin Aberdeen is now, and Belfast would be almost as near to London by rail as is Glasgow itself. The distances by land from Moville to London by the pro- posed new route — 450 miles — will be just twenty miles less than in the present journey from London to Queenstown via Holyhead. The gain in time by the new route will be much greater, as 56 miles 01 the existing Holyhead route is a sea voyage, whereas with a tunnel the American traveller and the mails with bags could be landed at Lough Foyle and reach London about eleven hours afterwards by an uninterrupted rail- way journey, and no American liner would land its mails or passengers at Queenstown when, by taking them to Lough Foyle, it would insure their delivery at a much earlier hour in Scotland, Lan- cashire, and London. A stone weighing between 6 cwt. and 7 cwt. has been forwarded to London as a sample of the rock strata which the tunnel would penetrate.
j CREDITORS' MEETINGS AT CARDIFF. A first meeting of the creditors of William James, of Ardwyn House, Nanfhir, Garw Valley, near Bridgend, was held at the Official Receiver's office, Crockherbtown, Cardiff, on Tuesday. The debtor's statement of accounts showed that his liabilities amounted to X940 19., nr.d his assets to L118 lis. 2d., leaving a deficiency of X835 17s. lOd. The Official Receiver's report went to show that the debtor commenced business at Ponterwyd, near Aberystwith, with a capital of i35O, and that about eighteen months ago he removed to the Garw Valley. The debtor attributed his failure to the fact that, while in business at Ponterwydd he had lost L378 by bad debts and £ 412 in the Garw Valley from a similar cause. As the debtor had no proposal to make to his creditors, an order was made to administer the estate in a summary manner. At the same place, on Tuesday, a first meeting of the creditors of Elizabeth Jones and Alice Richards, grocers, Bure-street, was held. The debtors had traded as Messrs. Jones and Richards, and their deficiency account showed that the liabilitie11 amounted to £208 15s. and the assets L42 18s. 5d., leaving a deficiency of 9165 13s. As there was not sufficient creditors present to form a quorum, no resolution was passed.
THE SUPPOSED CHILD MURDivtt AT TENBY. On Tuesday morning the coroner for the Lower Division of Pembrokeshire, Mr. James Price, held an inquest at the Town-hall on the body of a female child found upon the South Sands on Sunday morning. Evidence of the finding of the body hiving been given by Robert Smith, Dr. J. Griffith Lock stated that he had seen the child, which was fully developed; the umbi- lical cord had not been properly separated. He could not say whether the child had had a sepa- rate existence from the mother, but it was a per- fectly healthy and natural child, and he did not think it had been born 24 hours when he saw it in the mortuary at the Hospital on Sunday morning. It had been in the water, because small shells were attached to a portion of the body, which would not have been the case if the child had been simply placed upon the beach after the tide had receded. There were no marks of violence. After a short deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of Found dead."
ALLEGED ROBBERY WITH VIOLENCE AT CARDIFF. At Cardiff Police-court on Monday Samuel Perry, 23, and Alfred Charles Draine, 18, were charged I with 8tellling a silver watch and gold albert, value LB, from the person of Thomas Griffiths. in Janet- street, on the 1st inst. Thomas Griffiths stated that he was a composi- tor. He was going home between four and five o'clock on Sunday morning, when he met the two prisoners. They addressed him, and Perry snatched at his chain, breaking it. After a short time Perry put his hand into witness's pocket and pulled out his watch. Both prisoners then ran away. Mary Jane Morgan stated that Perry lived with her in Janet-street. On Sunday morning he was in the house with Draine very drunk. They went out about four o'clock, and in half an hour's time they returned. Perry said I have something keep your mouth shut." He had a watch and chain in his hand. Both prisoners went out shortly afterwards, and did not return. Prisoners were committed to take their trial at the assizes.
LOCAL LAW CASE. HE THE SWANSEA AND MUMBLES RAILWAY COMPANY. In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, on Saturday (before Vice-Chancellor Bacon), Mr. Palmer, in the matter ot the Swansea and Mumbles Railway Company, asked that a petition having reference to the above company might be on the paper for hearing on the 9th of August. He understood from the registrar that that was the proper day. The Vice-Chancellor acceded to the application.
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SECOND GLAMORGAN RIFLE VOLUN- TEERS. IN CAMP AT LAVERNOCK. On Sunday the camp of the 2nd Glamorgan Rifle Volunteers at Lavernock was well filled with volunteers, who by this time have been accus- tomed to canvas, and there was scarcely one among the twelve or thirteen hundred men of whom it might not be said lie "looked every inch a soldier." The church parade was a spectacle to be remembered. The men, who were drawn up ilt three sides of a square, were. as they were expected to be, most attentive to the service, and the civilians who were present and formed the fourth side of the square appeared greatly impressed, not only with the novelty of the religious ceremony, but also with its reverential and hearty congregational character. The officiating ministers were the chaplains of the regiment, the Rev. Thomas Rogers and the Rev. Rowland Lee, the former of whom preached an eloquent sermon suitable to the occasion. The weather was beautifullv fine, and, as a consequence, there was a numerous atten- dance of visitors, who enjoyed themselves tho- roughly in visiting their friends in the lines. There could not possibly be a more salubrious or more picturesque site for a camp in the kingdom than that which Lavernock affords, for it embraces a wide stretch of pastoral scenery, and has the advantage of being placed upon a bluff, which commands a fine view of the Bristol Channel, the Flat and Steep Holms, and the Welsh and English coasts which hem them in. Colonel Cresswell and his staff have had a busy week of it, and the result in the appearance of the men under their command has been most marked There is a soldierly bearing, a smartness and alacrity about the volunteers, to say nothing of the discipline everywhere apparent, which indicate unmistakably that there has been thorough hard work accomplished and that the assembly has been something more than a holiday parade. The adjutants, Major Thurlow and Captain Norton, have been indefatigable in their endeavours to bring their command into what, for want of a better expression, may be termed the pink of condition, and, considering all things, they have succeeded, wo are sure, beyond their anticipations in producing order out of ciiaos, and making the 2nd Glamorgan a corps which for discipline and behaviour is second to none in the kingdom. The week has not been one of all sunshine. There have been vicissitudes of wind and weather which have made things at times unpleasant; but the difficulties have been borne with that good temper and fortitude which we expect from our citizen soldiers, who, as the saying goes, are ever ready to submit to any discomforts so long as they stand up in the name of the hearths and homes of their native country." On Wednesday it was intended to take the camp to Dinas Powis, but the elements were not propitious, and the idea had to be aban- doned. However, the camp equipment was removed far a distance of a mile, and the work was neatly and expeditiously accomplished. The sports, as already reported in these columns, were commenced on Friday, and the issue was very successful; but it ought to be mentioned that Colonel Guthrie, Captain Norton, and Captain James were the sources of conside- rable amusement. Mounted upon their chargers, they cut off imaginary heads—pumpkins upon poles—right and left while at full gallop, and they did their work with an expert- ness which spoke volumes for the keenness of their eyesight and be cunning turn of the wrist, to say nothing about the perfect control they had of their horses. On Saturday the sports were in every way satisfactory, and some excellent races occurred. The following are the results: 120 Yards Hurdle Race: 1st. 15s, Daniel Williams, I Company ?nd. 6. Jobn Owen, 0 Company; 3rd, 2s 6d, H. Powell, H Company. One Mile Flat Haee: 1st" £1 5s. R. Morgan, I Company 2nd, 10s, W. Davies, V Company; 3rd, ts, G. Thomas, H Company. ou Buglers Kace. lU yards: 1st, iOs, D. J. Arnott, V Company 2nd, 5s, J. Jones, N Company 3rd, 2s 6d, H. J. Taylor, V Company. Veterans' Jiace (over fifteen years' service), 200 yards: 1st, 15s, Co.'our-Seigeant Bator, R Company 2nd, 5s, 8er eant Parker, V Company; 3rd, 2s 6J, W. H. Jones, I Company. Obstacle Race: 1st, 21, T, Jenkins, P Company; 2nd, 10s, J. OWen, 0 Company; 3rd, 4s, J. Jones. 0 Company; 4th, 33. H. Powell, H Company; 5th, 2s, A. Taylor, V Company. Bucket race, 100 yards: 1st. 10a, W. Davies, V Com pany; 2nd, 5s, D. Jones. H Company. Sack Tournament: 1st, 10s, T. Morgan, V Company 2nd, 2s 6d, A. Wakeford, W Company; 3rd, Is 6d, T. Bengough. Blin told Wheelbarrow Race, 100 yards: 1st, 10s. J. Owen. 0 Company; 2nd, 5s, T. Humphrey, H. Com- pany 3r 2a 6d, 1). Jenkins, P Compan, Sergeant-Instructors' Race, 100 yards (Handicap) 1st, IDs. Sergeant Wade 2nd. 5s. Sergeant Carter. B.iyonet Exercist-, competition for squads of 10 men 23 5s, Colour-Sergeant W. H. Mills. To-day the review takes place, the inspecting officer being Colonel Tucker, of the 41st Regiment. The proceedings will commence about three o'clock, and those who like a military spectacle will be pleased. we are sure, with the result. The following officers were present on parade on Sun dty --Lieutenant-Colonel Com- manding Cresswell, Lieutenant-Colonel Guthrie. Lieutenant Colonel D. R. Lewis, Majors Howells, Gaskell, Phillips, and Grover Captains Bell, Craig. Howell, W. E. Jones, Coleman, Carmichael, A. P. James, J. F. Tallis, Vaughan, Hon. H. C. Bruce, J. J David, N. Morgan, and Istance; Lieutenants L. P. Jones. Lewis, D. R. Jones, D. T. Jenkins, F. James, Dowdeswell, Cresswety, Morris, Acomb, Dyke. Bailey; ftaj: and Adjutant Thurlow, Captain and Adjutaiit Norton, Quarter-Master Colinan, Quarter-Master Roberts, Surgeons Ward and Leckie, Acting-Surgeon E; Jones, and Acting- Chaplain Rogers. THE INSPECTION. The annual inspection of this regiment was held on Monday, in the presence of a large concourse of spectators on foot and in carriages, in a field within a short distance of the encampment. Col. Tucker, commanding the 41st Regimental Dis- trict, the inspecting officer arrived at the camp shortly after eleven a.m.. the regiment being at the time drawn up in quarter column, fully equipped and consisting altogether of 22 companies. The reviewing officer, accompanied by Colonel Commandant Pearson Cresswr 11 and the two adjutants, Major Thurlow and Captain Reuben Norton, minutely inspected each man of the different companies, stopping here and there to question some decorated soldier —of whom there are several in .the regiment— as to the history of his present and past service. The books, canteen, kitchens, and coffee-house, and the quarter-master's department, kc., having been gone through, the officers and numerous guests adjourned to the mess tent, where a luncheon was laid for about 150. The table was beautifuUy decorated with fruit and flowers, kindly given by Lady Aberdare, Major Howells, and Cautains the Hon. H. Bruce ana Bell. a At 3 38 p.m. the regiment, having been formed up into a brigade of three battalions, under the command of Colonel Commandant Cresswell, received the inspecting officer in review order, arranged in line of quarter columns by the right. The officers present were Lieutenant-Colonel Com- mandant P. R. Cresswell, Lieutenant-Colonels J. Guthrie and D. R. Lewis, Majors T. R. Howell, J. Gaskell, and T. Phillips, Hon. Major W. H. L. Grover, Captains W. Bell, C. M. Jones, W. Scott, J. Craig, A. J. Howell, W. E. Jones, S. Coleman. D C. Carmichael. J. O. White, A. P. Jagaes, J. F. Tallis, E. M. B. Vaughan, the Hon, H. C. Bruce, J. J. David, M. Morgan, and D. S. Istance, Lieutenants W. Williams, W. F. Bell, H. Jacob, L. P. Jones, R, Male, H. L. Lewie, D. R. Jones, D. T. Jenkins, F. James, jun., t. H. Dowdeswell. T. P. S. Cresswell, R. Lewis, W. D. Morris, L. A comb, R. Dyke, H. Brooksbank, and T. W. Price. Staff :-Major and Adjutant Thurlow, Captain and Adjutant Norton, Quarter-Masters Coleman and Roberts, Surgeons J. L. W. Ward and J. Leckie, Acting-Surgeons E. Jones and F. W. Evans, and the Acting Chaplains. The full strength of the regiment on parade was 52 officers, 109 sergeants, 108 band and buglers, and 1,412 rank and file, making a total of 1,681 out of 2,032, the total enrolled strength of the regiment. The regiment then massed on the right battalion and marched past in column, returning at the trail in quarter column, both of which movements were well executed. Several brigade movements were subsequently gone through very creditably, and at the conclusion of the day's drill. Colonel TUCKER, before dismissing the parade, addressed the regiment, as follows :—Colonel Cresswell and Officers of the 2nd Glamorgan,From the favourable impression that was made upon me by last year's inspection, I have great pleasure in meeting you again this year. You have turned OUL very well indeed, a most difficult thing for men to do who have white facings as you hYfl. You have di-ilied very well indeed, considering the disadvantages under which you labour, but I think you have acquitted yourselves well. From the arrangements which I sasv, I think the officer com- manding and the officers generally have done everything to make you comfortable. I shall have pleasure this year, as I did last year, of making a most favourable report of the 2nd Glamorgan. I have heard that there is a proba- bility of your corps going to Aldershot. next year, and should you do so I think the 2nd Glamorgan need not be ashamed to stand beside any other regiment that may be there. ■—
DECORATION OF COLONIAL Vri>ITORS. A special train left Victoria Station on Monday morning, at half-past nine, conveying a number of distinguished Colonial visitors and other gentle- men to Osborne to be invested with several orders. Mr. Richardson, traffic superintendent, was in charge of the train. The following are the names of the gentlemen who were invested and their decorations :-Order of the Bath: Sir Cunliffe Owen was introduced into the presence of the Sovereign by the Lord Chamberlain, the Earl of Kenmare.and invested with the insignia of the Civil Division of the Second-Class of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. The undermentioned Knight Commanders received the honour of knighthood and were invested with their dignity: -Sir Samuel Davenport, Arthur N. Birch, Francis Knollys, Arthur Hodgson, John F. Julius Von Haast, James Francis Garrick, and Graham Berry. Orders of the Bath: The following Companions were introduced and her Majesty affixed to their breasts the decora- tions of the Civil Division of the Third Class of the Order-Sir Saul Samuel, Sir Arthur Blyth, and Sir Charles Mills. Order of St. Michael and St. George: The following Companions were also decorated:- Sir James Marshall, Hector Fabier. Joseph Bosisto, Alfred Richard Selwyn, George Hammond Haw- layne, Henry Ernest Wodehouse, Henry John Jourdain, Edward Cunhffe Owen, and Arthur James Kendell. Order of Indian Empire: The fol- lowing Companions were also decorated :-George Watt, M., and John W. D. Tvler, M.D., Colonel Messurier, R.E., Major Nevill, Mancherjee Nin- waugee Bhowwaggree, and Joseph Ralph Edward ohn Royle. The Earl of Kenmare, Sir Ponsonby jane, and Sir Albert Woods accompanied the dis- wnguuhed visitors.
LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL SCHOOL. DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annual distribution of prizes in connection with the above school took place on Monday at the school. The Dean presided, and there were also present:—The Bishop of Llandaff, Bishop Perry, the Revs. E. Ski-impshire, J. R. Buckley, M. Macleod, V. Saulez, G. H. Jenner, J. W. Osmond, T. Rees, D. Davies, G. W. Hanford, Arthur Jones; Dr. Vachell, Dr. Brewer, Dr. R. E. Brewer, Dr. Baker; Professor Barbier, Professor Wardale, Rev. Ernest Owen, and Messrs. T. Gobat, F. de A. Thompson, C. F. Wimberley, H. Brooksbank, Louis Tylor, G. Dornford, and H. J. Cohen. The HEAD-MASTER (the Rev. Ernest Owen) opened the proceedings by reading his report. He said that the health of the school during the past twelve months had been very satisfactory, and that the general health and physical tone had been exceedingly good. Great interest had been taken, as usual, in the outdoor sports—cricket and foot- ball—and the scholars had improved in the most, marked manner. It was generally acknowledged that the bishop was not only a sympathiser in many sport, but no mean judge of their quality. Referring to the educational work, he said that the interest taken in it was as hearty and vigorous as in former years. (Applause.) There was evidence throughout the school that the regard for all that was true, pure, and holy was as strong as hitherto. The elder boys of the school had had no serious breach of discipline in which to interfere, but they had shown heartily on more than one occasion that the code of honour of the school would be maintained op a high level. He briefly, but kindly, acknowledged the valuable aid of his assistant-masters, and said that the total number of boys in the school last year was 32, whilst this term it was 42; they also had several entries for next term. They could, lie continued, hardly expect any formidable list of honours, as it was a comparatively small school. In the recent Civil Service examination, however, in which there were 60 candidates for nine vacancies, Hosking, one of their boys, took tho fourth place. (Applause.) Several other prizes he particularised which had been gained during the year, concluding, amidst applause, by saying that they had good reports of the progress of the old boys. The CHAIRMAN read the report of the Rev. C. L. Feltoe, of Clare College, Cambridge, on Divinity, in which he said that he was genuinely pleased with the work done in that subject. The know- ledge and accuracy displayed in all but one or two instances were most satisfactory considering the age of the boys. (Applause,) Mr. H. J. COUKN, B.A., and sub-examiner of the University of London, was then called upon to read his report of the school generally. He spoke in high terms of praise of the school. The classical work especially, he said, had been care- fully taught, throughout. He was pleased also with the work done by the young boys. The standard of actual knowledge was not high, but what he thought more important was the bright and intelli- gent manner shown by them, whicn particularly impressed him. The keenness they showed in their work showed that they had been kindly, conside- rately, and patiently taught. He was greatly struck with the cordial relations existing between masters and pupils, and the high tone of the school generally. The school was obviously, he said, carried on as a labour of love, and, from the results shown, it had succeeded in fulfilling the purpose for which it was intended. The Dean then proceeded to distribute the prizes to the successful boys, who are as follow:— Divinity: 1st and 2nd, Westropp; 3rd, Jayne; 4th, Gaskell. Reading (aver 12): Westropp; (under 12) Skrimahire. Music Philpots and Jones ma. Drawing: Woods. Athletic prizes: Best bat. Wilkinson; best bowler, Pruen. Giirde.ning prize: Wilkinson and Jones ill", Classics: 1st, Westropp; nd. Charles ma; 3rd, Byrde and Charles mi 4th, Morgan mi (by 300 marks). Mathematics 1st, Westropp 2nd, Butler; 3rd, Hill; 4a, Byrde; 4b, Charle3 mi; 4c, Skrimshire. French: 1st, l'hilpots; 2nd, Butler; 3rd, Byrde; 4th, Morgan mi. English. lst, Pruen and Westropp; 2nd, Charles iria 3rd, Hayne and lihys; 4th, Gaskell, The Bishop then distributed utieprizes for athletic prowess. At the conclusion of this pleasing and agreeable task, Bishop PRRRY proposed a vote of thanks to the examiners. He said that they could always trust an Oxford or Cambridge man to speak the truth, for which reason he had great faith in the good reports of Mr. Cohen. Air. Louis TYLOR, in seconding, thought that it was hardly possible to imagine a batter report than that given by Mr. Cohen. Mr. COHRN having briefly responded, Mr. DORNFORD moved a vote of thanks to the head-master. He said that he was specially im- pressed by the rapid strides made by the school. He was informed that the school was full to over- flowing, and that many applications for entrance had been made, which proved that it was gaining in excellency as a preparatory school for the higher branches of education. All this, he said, was due to the earnest efforts made by the head- master, and he hoped that it would continue advancing. (Loud applause.) Dr. VACHELL seconded, and said that, as the medical officer, he could testify to the great regard paid by im head-master to the health and welfare of the scholars. The Rev. ERNEST OWEN having briefly responded, The BISHOP moved a vote of thanks to the dean for his great kindness in coming ail the way from London to preside. He spoke in eloquent terms of the great liberality always displayed by the dean, and said that it must be very gratifying to him to find that his generosity had not been bestowed in vain. The school was thoroughly fuifilling its work. The religious teaching was producing a happy effect on the character of the scholars, as they had been told that there was a high and honourable tone prevailing throughout the school. He himself bore testimony to the reverence the boys always showed during the cathedral services, which was evidence of a right spirit amongst the boys—tho result of right teaching and good example in the sclv ol. The HKAD-MASTER seconded, and said that too much could not he said in praise of the great liberality tho dean had displayed towards the school, and whatever advance the school made it would all be due to the dean's generosity. The DEAN, who, on rising to respond, received most hearty applause, said that so long as Mr. Owen was amongst them and able tc give his life to the conduct of the school so long the prosperity of the school would be assured. His report had been most satisfactory regarding the health of the school, whilst Mr. Cohen's report gave them assurance about the work of the past year, enabling them to thank God and take courage for the future. He believed the school to be in some respects unique in the country. It was the first experiment of establish- ing a Cathedral School on the principles that that was—for gentlemen's sona who had served in the cathedral in a pious and devotional manner for the service of God the advantages of the best prepa- ratory school for the public schools of England. He trusted that when he had ceased to be con- nected with the cathedral those would be found who would take care that the preparatory school was maintained in high position, and that the object for which it was intended would be closely adhered to. The boys afterwards gave a number of songs in an excellent manner, and the interesting proceed- ings terminated.
MARRIAGE OF SIR HENRI M. JACKSON, BAR r. The marriage of Miss Ada Frances Somerset, third daughter of the late General Somerset, C.B., of Troy House, Monmouth, to Sir Henry Mather Jackson, Bart., of Llantillio Court, Llantillio Crossenny, was solemnised by the Very Rev. the Dean of Llandaff, assisted by the Rev. J. T. Harding, vicar of Rockfield and rural dean, and by the Kev. H. Bidwell, rector of Mitcheltroy, on Tuesday afternoon. The church was very taste- fully decorated as well as the approaches. There was a crowded and most aristocratic assemblage in the sacred building, and there was a very long line of carriages, There were eight btidemaids, viz., the Misses Maud, Blanche, Muriel; and Hilda Somerset, sisters of the bride; and the Misses Gertrude, Xdith, and Frances Jackson, sisters of the bridegroom. Mr. W. B M. Jackson, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man and Mr. E. W. H. Somerset gave his sister away. The bride was beautifully dressed in white duchesse satin, trimmed with Brussels lace. She wore a diamond pendant, pearl necklace, and diamond bracelet. The bridemaids wore dresses of white embroidered muslin, chip bonnets, trimmed with tulle d'aiyrettes; gold brooches, with the initials H. A.M. J. and bouquets givei* by the bride- groom. As the happy pair. left the phurch the organ played the Wedding H'çh," And-a merry peal was rung on the church bells. The wedding party then returned to Troy House for breakfast, after which they drove off to Llantillio Court. At Llantillio Court the tenantry and many other persons were entertained at dinner, and the band of the Royal Monmouth Engineer Militia played for dancing. The village was prettily decorated with garlands, and lusty peals iang out from the old church tower. Later in the evening, when the happy pair arrived, the excitement increased, and cheer after cheer was given, all wishing long life and happiness to the newly-married couple. The wedding presents were very costly. and numbered about 300. Among those who sent pre- sents were his Grace the Duke of Beaufort, K.G., the Duchess of Beaufort, the Marquess of Worcester, Lord Arthur Somerset, Lady Bright, the Hon. Mrs. R. Lawley, Sir Philip Miles, Major and Mrs. Ewing, Mrs. Tudwig, Captain Feuwick, Mr. Underwood. Mr. Verrinder, Sir Henry Jackson's Llantillio tenantry, the servants" at .Troy House, the parishioners of Mitcheltroy, the teachers and scholars of Llantillio Crossenny School, and the servants at Portman-square, London.
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THE WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. The lay representatives on Monday joined the ministers attending the Wesleyan Conference in London, and the inaugural address was delivered by the President, Dr. Young. The Home Missions' Committee reported the total expenditure to have been L37,901, which was 9113 in excess of the income, thus increasing the deficiency to 9480. It was stated that ordinary grants to districts would amount to 49,338, special grants to 1685, and tem- porary and decreasing grants to circuits to £ 3,091.
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A VISIT TO LLANTWIT MAJOR. LBY MORIEN.1 A few days ago, after witnessing two young people entering upon a wedded life in the morn- ing, I joined the guests of the marriage feast in a pilgrimage to the shrine of St. Illtyd, in the Vale of Glamorgan. We were a goodly company. Cham- pagne had flowed freely at the feast, and we had toasted the bride and bridegroom, together with others, pretty frequently. Speeches had been delivered without any incoherency caused by the vinous draughts we had imbibed. I was among daughters of Morgan the Amiable, Prince of Morganwg, and was happy. Their light attire and sprightly eyes would have animated a monk and made him count his beads with redoubled energy, lest peradventure he should fall into temptation. Ah, me what weak creatures men are! The Vale of Glamorgan, as Dafydd ap Gwilym hath it, radian t. in "emerald dyes," appeared delightful to the eyes, and the pure breezes wafted over Morganwg's wide domain combined to enhance our &ense of enjoyment. We passed through the village of Aberthin, so noted for its early Dissenting meet- ings, and, doubtless, long before, as its name indi- cates, with Aberthau, or sacrifices to Avagddu and Annhras, the Andraste of classic mythologists, but who was not, as they allege, the Britannic god- dess of victory. We went at a rapid trot through Cowbridge, or Pontyvon, a name which has puzzled respectable antiquarians ignorant of Cymraeg. They knew not that mon is the Welsh for a horned animal. Another name for such an animal is bit, and the female is distinguished by adding hwch-buhioch-to the name. The Welsh bu is the root of the Latin bo in Bovium. Both m6n and bu describe the sounds made by horned cattle, but bo does not. wherefore it is natural to infer that the wrong is a corruption of the right. And why is the town named after a cow ? What cow ? Whose cow ? Anglesea is in Welsh the Island of the Cow, viz., Ynys Mou. I have only time to state that a white cow and a white bull were among the symbols of the Ancient Cymry. To me it is always interesting when in Cowbridge to remember that lolo Morganwg was once upon a time often seen in its ancient street. He rode no hunter, he had no hounds at his heels, and ho could not afford to drink champagne at the Bear." No doubt, many a sprig of gentility in those days passed him in the street, regarding himself the pink of courtesy" and the favourite of the gods, but Iolo was a poor old man, and nothing more. Ah ye proud men of the vale, you lost a chance, by befriending lolo, of linking your names with the immortal after your castles, palaces hunters, and hounds had become dust and been forgotten. On approaching Llantwit Major one's inner con- sciousness seemed to live in the distant past. Between Cowbridge and the margin of the town one seems as if he had ascended the vale of years and the corridor of Time. And after entering the town, as if in a day dream, one beheld a flourishing city, a mighty seat ot learning, and a great monastery. In the streets of the town, without hardly a doubt, might once be seen many scholastic princes, learned bards; Padrig, the patron saint of Ireland Dewi Sant, the eloquent Cambro-British monk Morgan, Morion, or Pelagius —he was known by the three names-and St. Illtyd. When one awoke from his day dream what did he see ? The monastery, with only a rough, unevun surface on the hillside to indicate the spot where it had been, the gentle hollow between it and the church where the great University had once reared its glorious pinnacles, now a potato field? The holy church of St. Illtyd partially in ruins! How touchingly appropriate were the words of the vicar of my native parish, whom I accompanied, when we beheld the general decay into which these historic places had fallen. Here they are: they were uttered solemnly and in almost a whispl-i, -Mae dy weision vn hoffi ei meini, ac yn tosturio wrth ei llwch hi"! (" Thy servants take pleasure in her stones and favour the dust thereof.") The words moved me strangely. It was as if a prayer had ascended to Heaven over the ruins of the sacred home of Welsh learning and Welsh piety! We visited the "Cross of St. Illtyd," of which nothing now remains but the broad, square steps and an iron pin in the centre, which held its base. In the churchyard are several considerable stones, carved, and otherwise betokening archi- tectural beauty in buildings, of which they once formed a part. On the south side of the church we saw the great stone slab which lolo Morganwg dug out of the churchyard, being directed to where it lav, imbedded in the earth, by a tradition in the neighbourhood. The interior of the church pre- sented a venerable appearance, and on the walls of the chancel we beheld painted figures of the pre-Reformation period, but which at that time were, apparently, whitewashed. The immense pillars holding up the belfry seemed to have defied the ravages of time and the Norman thieves who once landed in this locality, and who left nothing behind them but marks of their dirty fingers. On the north-west side of the church, beyond the pillars, stood an ancient front, its sculptured exterior having plumes of feathers deeply cut in the stone. On looking inside there was seen a small font, made of Baths tone, and capable of holding about a pint of water. This, to my mind, indicated a dearth of that precious fluid, for the existence of this small font in the larger one was meant to teach economy to the parishioners in the matter of diefr gldn. It is well-known that long prior to the coming of the Normans to Glamorgan, about 1,090 A.D., Llantwit Major was in an exceedingly flourishing condition, and was the chief seat of learning in Wales, if not in the whole of Britain, It is also known that Robert Fitzhamon had a country seat at Boverton, supposed to be the Bovium of the Romans. It is highly probable, therefore, that this venerable church has often had among its congregation the most distinguished men of each succeeeding generation of the olden time. Distin- guished prelates, learned scholars of theneiglibuur- ing colleges—scholars whose influence afterwards, in their respective countries, influenced the destinies of nations—and itaghty chieftains of Wales, as well as, afterwards, Norman lords and ladies, must have frequently lcneit, within this ancient fane. Probably around the very bap. tismal tont we were now looking at have knights and ladies gathered to witness the rite of baptism administered to their offspring by mitred digni- taries of the ancient Church. After the church had been pretty well examinod, I asked the female attendant whether there were any other ancient monuments to be seen in it. She drew aside a pair of faded crimson baize curtains, and replied there were a few in there. We entered and found ourselves in another part of the church, almost as large as that which we had just explored. The wails were ragged and dirty, and the splendid side e' window places were walled up almost to the top. There, however, small openings had been left to admit the light. The lofty roof seemed in a dilapidated condition, and admitted rays of light through the ricketty coverings. It was a veritable home—long home—of the dead. Venerable-looking tombstones were laying in fragments about, and old graves, edged with stones, were seen on all hands. Looking straight before me I was almost startled to behold a female figure, with hands together on the breast, as if in an attitude of prayer, standing with her back against a walled-up door at the west end of the building. I approached the venerable effigy hat in hand, and found that it was a large stone effigy most beautifully wrought. It had, apparently, been once the top portion of a magnificent tomb. The costume indicated that of a period different to anything known to me, and represented, doubtless, that of an exceed- ingly remote antiquity. Near the head was the small figure of a child. On the upper part of the stone were words said to mean Prince Hopcin." I think it more likely meant Princess Hopkin, for the words must have referred to the lady, and not to the child. Here, beneath our feet, in this sadly-neglected building, lay, doubtless, the mouldering dust of eloquent Welsh ecclesiastics, powerful chieftains who once ruled the country. It is stated by Leland that the great King Howell the Good is buried at this church. If this be correct it is highly probable that he Sleeps beneath this barn-like edifice. Beyond this part of the building, and beyond the walled door- way referred to, a considerable portion of the church is in ruins and roofless.
FORESTRY. MEETING OF THE HIGH COURT. p The High Court of Foresters meetings were inaugurated in the Floral-hall, Leicester, on Monday morning, under the presidency of Bro. Hudson, High Chief Ranger. About 550 delegates were present, and were welcomed by the mayor and representatives of kindred societies. The flicu CHIEF RANGER, in the course of an address, remarked that two or three Bills affecting Friendly Societies had been introduced into Parlia- ment without notice to those interested. He hoped that before the end of the week such an expression of opinion would go up as would leave no doubt as to the feelings of Foresters. Having dealt with the progress of the Order, he referred to the admission of coloured brethren into the branches of the subsidiary High Court of America. A deputation would await upon them from the United States. He was in favour of no man being debarred from joining the Order, and believed the American brethren, if not unduly pressed, would do voluntarily what was right in the matter.
ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF 1886. The efforts made by the committee to ensure the success of the Eisteddfod are unremitting. Arrangements are being made at present to run cheap trains from all parts during the Eisteddfod week, and a reduction in the prices of admission has been decided upon, this giving all who desire a special opportunity to be present at the national gathering. The last date for entering in all sections of the competitions is the 7th of August (Saturday). We learn that the secretary has already received a great number of competitions, and that several choirs have entered for the chief choral and other contests. The syllabus of the subjects to be studied for the examinations for degrees may be obtained from the secretary on application. These examinations will take place on Tuesday, September 14, immediately after the morning meeting, the adjucators being-Degree of poet: Clwydfardd, Dyfed, and Tremlyn. Degree of ovate: Isaled, Gwilym Eryriaid, and the Rev. Evan Jones. Degree of musician David Jenkins, J. H. Roberts, and W. J. Williams. In the pennil- lion singing competitions (adjudicator Idrls Vychan) numerous entries are expected. The competitors are desired to adhere strictly to the printed rules in entering for the various competi- tions in order to avoid error and confusion.
HOME, SWEET HOME !—THE SWEETEST HOOSESIB this Town are those where Hudson's Extract of Soap is iu daily use. REMARKABLE »ISAPPJTARAIFCB! Of all Dirt from everything By using HHttSON'S EXTRACT OF SOAP. To STUDENTS.—To all those who burn the Midnight Oil engaged in mental labour, we would recommend Cadbury's Cecoa, its comforting, exhila- rating, and sustaining powers are extraordinary. Beware of imitations, 6978a
LITERARY, ART, AND DRAMATIC NOTES. "The Famine," the latest success of the cele- brated comedian, Mr. Hubert O'Grady, was. for the first time, produced at the Cardiff Theatre on Mon- day night. The performance was an immense success, and is sure to gain as much popularity and favour as the kindred plays of Emigration" and "The Eviction." The scene of act ion is laid in Dublin-periods, 1865 and 1880. The prologue opens at the village of Swords, where the Govern- ment Inspector, Sir Richard Raymond, has been on a visit to the overseer at the relief works, Lumleji Sackville, to learn the condition of the distressed and rebellious people. The latter has orders to help as many of the deserving poor as pos- sible. Among the applicants is Vincent O'Connor, against whom Lumley Sackville has a bitter hatred for a past grievance in connection with his father when the No Rent" agitation was in vogue, and Vincent was supposed to have been one of the opposing farmers. Although he promises Vincent to do all he can for him, in response to his earnest appeals, he sets Sadler, the timbkeeper of the works, to watch him, and immediately report him should he break the law. The wretched home of Vincent O'Connor is then presented to us. To supply his starving wife and children Vincent steals a loaf of bread, for which lie is arrested. O'Connor is allowed to take leave of his wife, but he finds her stretched dead on a bed of straw This so overcomes him that he falls lifeless at the sight. Subsequent scenes further increase the breathless interest of the piece, this being relieved only by the unctuous humour of Sadler, who, despite his villainous actions, succeeds in gaining anything but the curses of the audience. In the play Sackville is presented as on the eve of marry- ing Lady Alice Raymond, but having seduced Nelly O'Connor, a daughter of the late Vincent O'Connor, he orders Sadler to get her out of the country. Sadler fails in this. but, at the instigation of Sack- ville and a Dr. Kilmore, she is confined in a lunatic asylum. We next become acquainted with the brother of Nelly, and how he is convicted of a crime he did not commit, the curtain at the end of every scene dropping amidst the greatest excite- ment. The drama is capitally acted and staged, During the past week Professor Levino, in addition to his highly interesting experiments in mesmerism, has put before his patrons at the Cardiff Circus a first-class variety programme. The latter feature is sufficient in itself to attract crowded houses, and the enterprise of this popular caterer for the public amusement has been fully recognised and appreciated. On Saturday night tiie Circus was packed from floor to ceiling, and the performances were most enthusiastically applauded from beginning to end. and will be the attraction in Cardiff this week' Mr. Hubert O'Grady is really inimitable as Sadler. His rich humour is irresistible, his drunken scene especially being a most finished piece of low comedy. Mrs. Hubert O'Grady, as Nelly O'Connor, received the hearty sympathy of the audience, and gained loud applause. The other parts are excellently filled. It is seldom that such a drama of surpassing interest has been presented to Cardiff play- goers, and they should certainly not allow the present opportunity of witnessing it escape them. The will, dated October 1,1883, of Mr. Alexander Henderson, late of 151, Regent-street, theatrical manager, who died on February 1 last at Cannes, was proved on the 10th ult. by Charles Ellis Bird, the acting executor, the value of the personal estate amounting to over £ 15,000. The testator gives some freehold house property and pecuniary legacies to his daughters, grand-children, sister, nephews, nieces, Mr. Robert d'Albertson (his manager), Mrs. Johnson (his chorus-mistress), and others. The residue of his real and personal estate he leaves to his wife, Mrs. Lydia Eliza Henderson. Mr. Joseph Barnbv has resigned the appointment of choirmaster and director of the music at St. St. Ann's, Soho, where his labours have produced such excellent results. The musical services will, as usual, be discontinued during the months of August and September, and will be resumed in October, under the direction of Mr. W. H. Cummings, who succeeds Mr. Barnby. Mr. Henry Dixey's success at the Gaiety has induced the extension of his engagement to August 28, or one week longer than the original intention. Strong inducements have been offered for a further season but Mr. Dixey has to appear at the Fifth Avenue Theatre, New York, on September 20, and must leave England on the 4th of that month. He, however, promises to return to us next May. Mr. Henry Irving and Miss Ellen Terry went on board the North-German Lloyd's steamship Fulda, at Southampton on Saturday, in which they intend to make their passage to America. After enjoying some yachting with American friends Mr. Irvine and other members of the party will be in London again in five weeks' time. Mr, J. P. Sutherland, it appears, intends taking Football," the drama that was first produced at the Cardiff Theatre Royal during the Whitsuntide holidays, on a tour, for which purpose he has engaged Mr. Reginald G. Martin as manager We wish him every success. At a special meeting of the Derby Town Council on Wednesday in last week the plans submitted by Mr. Melville for the re-building of the Grand Theatre were taken into consideration. The surveyor reported that the plans showed that it was proposed to restore the building upon almost identical lines, and that fuller precautions will be taken to render the theatre easy of egress in case of fire. The council unanimously approved the plans. It is said that Mr. H. M. Stanley, the explorer, will set out on a lecturing tour through England in October next, in connection with Mr. G. W. Apple- ton's lecture bureau. Mr. Appleton has also on his list for the coming season Messrs. Archibald Forbes, Max O'Rell, Justin M'Carthy, Will Carleton, John Augustus O'ahea, Mrs. Scott Siddons, Mrs. Florence Marrvatt, and Mrs. Fenwick Miller. Mr. G. A. Sala's record of his Australian expe- riences will precede the publication of his Auto- biography." The Autobiography" promises to yield a harvest in the way of anecdote. The portion of it on which Mr. Sala is at work extends over the period 1828-1845. It is said that Mr. Poynter's great work, on which he has been engaged on and off for the past three years-If Queen of Sheba visiting Solomon" -will not be ready in time for next year's Academy. The picture is one exceedingly rich in design, with a gorgeous and intricately-drawn court, crowded with figures, and likely to be worthy of the artist's best power, and to re-call the days of his greater efforts in Atalanta's Race," Nausicaa," and JEsculapius." A new story, we hear, is shortly to be published by Messrs. Chatto and Windus. It is a thrilling book for boys somewhat after the style of Mr. R. L. Stevenson's Treasure Island." It is written by Commander Cameron, the celebrated African traveller, and will receive the titie of The Cruise of the Black Prince Privateer, by Quartermaster Hawkins." The first portion of the famous library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart., will be dispersed in Messrs. Sotheby's rooms this week. It is rich in works relating the early history of America. Under Americana there are arranged no fewer than 263 lots, many of the books being very rare. But the great curio of the collection is The Copie of a Letter- an interesting and important tract, drawn up by Sir Robert Cecyll, referring to the urgent demands made upon Queen Elizabeth to consent to the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, after her con- demnation at Fotheringha.y." The sale will occupy eight days, beginning on Tuesday, the 3rd of August. Mr. Frederick Locker-Lampson's catalogue of books collected by him, and now at Rowfant, con- tains much that is interesting. For example, in a presentation copy of Dr. Holmes's Songs of Many Seasons," the owner has written the fol- lowing ;— Some books are writ to sell-and don't! And some are read-such heavy tomes But all should buy (tho' many won't) And read the books of Dr. Holmes. But perhaps the absolutely unique item in the collection is a tiny little vellum volume containing four of Mr. Locker's poems in his own handwriting, and some two score illustrative drawings by Miss Kate Greenaway. The next volume of "The Camelot Classics" will consist of a re-print of the promised essays and letters of the poet Shelley. The volume is the first attempt to offer bhelley's work to "the million." It will contain nearly 400 pages, printed in readable type on paper of good quality, and bound in cloth; the published price being only one shilling. Mr. Ernest Rhys will preface the volume with an introduction. The date named for pub- lication is the 25th of August. One of Lord Macaulay's letters has just found its way to a public institution. It bears the date October 24, 1848, and is interesting as giving the writer's estimate, a few weeks previous to publica- tion, of his History of England from the Accession of James II." I work," he says," with scarcely an intermission from seven in the morning to seven in the afternoon, and shall probably continue to do so during the next ten days. Then my labours will become lighter, and in about three weeks will completely cease. There will still be a fortnight before publication. I have armed myself with all the philosophy for the event of a failure; though Jeffery, Ellis, Marion Longman, and Mrs. Long- man seem to think that there is no chance of such a catastrophe. I may add that Macleod has read the third chapter, and, though he makes some objections, professes to be, on the whole, belter pleased than with any other history that he has read. The state of his own mind is this: when I compare my book with what 1 imagine history ought to be, I feel dejected and ashamed; but when I compare it with some histories which have a high repute, I feel re-assured." The Society of Authors is about to issue a volume of its experiences with regard to various modes of publishing, the idea being to place before authors the dangers to be avoided and the precau- tions that ought to be taken. An important additional feature has been added to the new National Agricultural-hall, the great enterprise at Kensington, which will be popularly known as Olympia." The direc- tors, of which the Earl of Lathom is chairman,, and Sir John Humphreys the deputy- chairman, have made a wise purchase of land adjoining their present estate, with the intention 01 transforming it into delightful gardens, where the people, after the close of the Colonial Exhibi- tion, may continue to enjoy music and accom- panying pleasures in the open air. This is a work of real usefulness, and one that can only tend to the happiness of the people. The Lancet recently devoted an article to the subject, in which it said, We have long felt, looking at the matter from a health point of view, that something ought to be done to supply London with means of outdoor amusement available for the summer evenings, and tor the classes whose only time of leisure occurs after the business hours of the day are over, as well as for those who can resort to such pleasurable scenes by day." The company now possesses twelve acres of land of great value, in the heart of fashionable London, four acres of which are being covered with build- ings, while there will be eight acres of, open grounds available for musical promenade, sports, tennis, &c. A life of Professor Morgan, late of Carmarthen College, by his son, is announced for early publica- tion by Mr, Elliot Stock.
CORRESPONDENCE. Under this head questions on legal subjects are answered by an experienced professional gentlemen Correspondents icishing for information or advicf are requested to observe the following rules 1. The facts must be stated fully and clearly; and the questions, if more than one, should be numm bered consecutively. 2. A full copy must be sent of any document on which advice is wished for. 3. The real name and address of the writer mitsl accompany the questions, but will not be yube lished if a "pseudonym or initials be also sent for reference. -411 communications must be addressed to Th Editor, Legal Department, Weekly Mail Ofict Cardiff"
W. W. WARWICK (Gloucester).—The last Gladstone liovernment were never beaten on any vote of censure directly moved against them. They just managed to escape by the skin of their teeth. But they were several times beaten on questions which they themselves took up. MORTSAOK TO COVER FURTHER ADv.L-,Tczs Treorky is advised that each sum subsequently advanced ought to be acknowledged in a receipt, unstamped, endorsed upon the mortgage. The deed only acknowledges the receipt of the amount advanced at the time when it was executed, and, therefore, in order to make the security complete. receipts are requisite for the further advances. We assume that the deed is properly stamped for the full amount intended to be ultimately secured thereby? The separate memoranda may ba given up when the receipts upon deed have been signed by the mortgagor. There was nooccaaion for our correspondent to send copies in this case; we quite understand the position. If there should be any diffi- culty in getting the receipts signed. the loose memo- randa must be ea, efully preserved, as they are at pre- sent the only evidence of the further advances having been made. There is no great danger in the matter af it now stands, but we should prefer the security being complete in itself, and this would be both safer and more businesslike. SUPPOSED LEAaa.-It would be useless to attempt to advise "Anxious (Neath) without knowing anything about the case or seeing a copy of the so-called lease. He has not even told us the length of the term, although the rule as to a lease for three years or lest is altogether different from that applicable to a lease for a longer term. In the latter case the lease must be by deed, but in the former an agreement under hand only is sufficient. We shall be happy to advise him if he will givo us an opportunity of doing so. COSTS OF ACTION.—CHANGE OF SOLICITORS.—" An Inquirer (Llandilo) is informed that the taxed costs of the action will have to be paid by the unsuccessful party, including costs incurred by both solicitors. Tile successful party will, doubtless, have to pay some extra costs to his own solicitor. LANHLORD AND TICNANT. W. P." has no right to remove the fence which he put up; it is now a fixture, and, therefore, is part of the freehold estate. He cannot claim compensation from either his land- lord or the incoming tenant in respect of his cropsi but he may gather so much thereof as may be ready tor taking before he leaves, although he must noC destroy the growing crops under the pretence of gathering them. We do not advise by letter. QIRSEN'S PROCTOR. Collico" is informed that the pre- sent holder of this office is Sir Augustus Keppel Stephenson, who is also Solicitor to the Treasury and Director of Public Prosecutions. The duties of her Majesty's Proctor are neither so numerous nor so important as they formerly were; but still he has; to protect the interests of the Crown in all Admiralty. actions in which his intervention may be deemed to• be necessary. And in divorce proceedings it is his duty, to see that the court is not misled by means of anyi collusion between the parties. The union of the1 several offices in one person is convenient in probate practice, for his intervention therein is frequently more in the character of Solicitor to the Treasury than in that of Queen's Proctor; although, when the: Ecclesiastical Courts had cognisance of probate and, administration bnsiness, it was as Proctor that the in- tervention was made. The establishment of the Pro* i bate, Divorce, and Admiralty Court (now supersededi by the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Ju tice) did much to diminish the importance of the office of her Majesty's Proctor. MARRIAGE AT REGISTER OFFICE.—" Matrimonial" may, be married at the office of the Superintendent Regis- trar for 7s., including all fees, after giving 21 days", notice, which will not be published, but simply hung up in the office. Or he may be married there by. licence on giving one clear day's notice, the whole expense being P.2 14s. 6d. Marriage by special licence is a Church of England process, and would cost be- tween 220 and E25. A special licence could only be obtained from the Faculty Office, Doctors' Commons, I.nudon. OCCUPIER'S VOTK.— A Householder" (Cardiff) is en- titled to have his name placed upon the register by reason of the successive occupation of two houses in the same borough for the statutory period. lie ought1 to see the Registration Agent without delay. CONTRA ACCOUNTS AND BANKRUPTCY.—^■« B." (Cardiff), must, deduct the five pounds which he owes to the bankrupt from the ten pounds which the bankrupt owes him, and prove against the estate for the balance. It would not be at all fair to pay in full on one side and take a dividend on the other. Beallv. the amount which the bankrupt owed him at the time when the petition was filed is the balance of the accounts between them. LANDLORD AND TKikiT. A. B." (Beaufort) need not, have tnken the trouble of copying a long section of an Act of Parliament which has no connection with his case, and even it it had related thereto we keepl all the public Acts. As the distress was abandoned, before the goods were removed, the other suggestion; relating to pound breach is equally inapplicable. Probably the removal was fraudulent, if not clan- destine, for the purpose of avoiding a distress for the arrears of rent; but upon the statement this is not quite clear. If our correspondent would explain fully; all the facts to a local solicitor before the expiration ol the time allowed for distraining elsewhere perhaps that would be better than losing time in writing to us again, as the goods can only be followed within 3()! days after the date of removal. BALLOT PAPER.—" W. W. C." (Cardiff) might, have got; a new ballot paper at the time of voting If he had, exhibited the spoiled one to the presiding officer., There was no need to show how he intended to vote. as has already been explained to him. i VESTRY MEICTLNG.-IL An Inquirer" (Treorky) has no j l. gal right to take upon himself the duties which are ordinarily discharged by the assistant overseer of thei parish in which there is no vestry clerk. A QUARTER'S NOTICE. Pedagogue" (Pembroke) is entitled to have the notice given to him on or before the previous quarter day if the right to such notice was stipulated for at the time of the original contract. DEATH OF MOTHER.—Before we advise J. B." (Cardiff) we should like to know the date on which the mother died. The law relating to the guardianship of infants was altered oil the 25tti of Junll in the present year, W. S. JONES (Carmartheu).-Anattempt was made to do sn, but it was not successful. EDWARD DAVIES (Cowbridge).—A little bit late. and not, of absorbing general interest. "CUPID" (Ystradgyn fais). -Utterly unfit for news- paper publication. We do not think you understand the meaning of half the learned terms you use. LANDLORD AND TENANT. 11 Ibex (Cardiff) is aavisrd to give a notice in writing, not because a verbal notice would not be valid, but because verbal notices often lead to mis- understandings, and when the notice is in writing and a duplicate is kept it is easy to refer to the exact terms of the notice which was given. The notice must expire at the end of a week's teuancy. It is usual to let houses by the week from Saturday and collect the rent on Monday. If this be so in the present instance, he ought to go purposely on Saturday to serve the notice. If there is any doubt about the day, he might serve the notice on the Saturday! requiring possession to be given up on the follow-; ing Saturday, and then add the following' words :—•« Cr at the end of your weekly tenancy which shall expire next after one whole week from the date of tho service of this notice." He may serve the notice either in the morn- ing or the afternoon, as may be most convenient. The notion that a notice can only I e properly served in the forenoon is an ancient superstition which probably had its origin about the time when 5 per cent, was sup- posed to be the natural rate of interest; but it has no foundation of any kind in fact, whereas the maximum rate of interest was formerly prescribed hy law, although the minimum was left to the parties to arrange between themselves. D. BEES (Bargoed).—Mr. John Morley unsuccessfully contested Westminster in 1880. He was returned for, Newcastle-oii-Tyiie at a bye-election in February. 1833. As a practical politician he is a rank failure. COUNT V COURT ORDER.—The law is not in favour of L. M, W,' (Carmarthen;. The matter is for the. County Court Judge to decide, and the Lord Chan- cellor could not and would not intertere. Even if it were possible to appeal, the costs would be too great in proportion to the amount involved. The income might be applied towards the expense of maintaining the children, but it would be improper to spend the capital in that way. It is too late to advise our corre- spondent what to do for the best but if he had written us earlier we should have cautioned him not to marry a wid w with a large family while he had such a very small income, RESPONSIBILITY OF GRANDF.A.THER.-There is no other way than that suggested by "T. D." (Ebbw Vale)- The new Act of Parliament as to the maintenance of deserted wives and their respective children does not appl V to the case of a widower. Doubtless, there are many strong objections to making an application to the relieving officer in such a case, but the only alter- native is to take charge of the children at his own ex- pense, which would be most unfair. COUNTY COURT ACTION.—" A Collier (Tredegar) should dteuG the court and defend the action, when the de- cision would probably be in his favour, especially if he is defended by a solicitor. There ought to be nothing left undone iu endeavouring to get the court to decide according to the merits of the case, otherwise his freehold property might, be got at. although this would involve much more expense than a simple execution against his household furniture. FENCE.—Ihe fence described by W. J." (Carmarthen- shire) belongs to A., and must be repaired by him as heretofore. In case of neglect to repair, A. could not recover damages against B. in respect of the tres- pass of the cattle of the latter through the gaps in the field fence which A. ought to have kept in good con- dition, for no man can acquire any legal right througtki his own wiong-doing, whether it may be mere ziegii- gence or active wrong. On the other hand, if the cattle of A. were to trespass upon the land of B. the latter would have all the legal rights incident thereto by way of action or impounding the cattle. We thank our correspondent for the plan and section, which made the position clear. INTERFERENCE BY POLICs.-The case of 11 Young Citizen (Llandaff) is dependent upon the facts. It is the duty of the police to protect the public, but if the „ rights of the public are not endangered they ought not to interfere. The better course would be tor the parties interested to instruct a solicitor to obtain a summons for the wrongful possession, which would enable the magistrates to decide upon the question of fact whether the rights of the public are or are not likely. to be prejudiced by what our correspondent and his friends are in the habit of doing, when the decision would, doubtless, be acquiesced in by both sides. This would be in some respects better than waiting to hf summoned, as they would be appealing to the protec- tion of the law instead of being charged as being breakers of the law. On the question of nuisance or no nuisance# probably a few of the more influential inhabitants would be willing to give evidence, which would have great influence with the bench. We could not advise our correspondent to venture into coarr, without pror* fessional assistance in such a ca".
"THE EXTENSIVE ROBBERIES AT CARDIFF. ARREST OF ONE OF THE BURGLARS. At Cardiff Police-court on Wednesday (before Mr. R. Valpy, deputy-stipendiary; Mr. Aldermao Jones, and Mr. Peter Price) Charles Powell was charged with burglariously breaking and entering No. 21, The Parade, and stealing a quantity of silver-plate on the night of tha 18th of September, 1885. Also with burglariously breaking and enter* ing No. 26, Richmond-road, and stealing a marblg clock and a quantity of silver-plate, and other articles, on the night of the 18th of September, 1885. Mr. Hemingway, the chief-constable, stated that prisoner was charged with committing several burglaries during last winter. Several houses had been broken into, and many charges made against prisoner. He was arrested shortly afterwards for another offence, that of committing a burglary in the Volunteer Hotel, for which he received s1* months' imprisonment at the assizes. Prigooor, left the gaol on Tuesday, when he was re-arrested, on the above charges. The property stolen ,,38 still in his possession, being in London at the house of his brother-in-law. Mr. HemingaY, therefore, asked for an adjournment in order that the property might be recovered and witnesses produced. Detective Smith having given evidence ing the various offences prisoner had committor the case was adjourned until next Wednesday* I. V?
ATTEMPT TO MURDER THE GRAND VIZIER. !"C«.VTSAL NEWS" TELEGRAM.) C ON STAN L'INOPLE. TUESDAY (via VAR-IA, WEDN SDAY). WW- just been permitted to leak out it.• attempt made to murder the Grand ilalil Agha, ,t Tartar, belonging to His Highness was driving on Sunday I i. from his residence to the °p-Jl't¡; when iJ i I. suddenly rushed into the roadway, iiUoiJ in his hand a revolver, from which he d two -hots point blank at the carriage. -:Uier shot, took effect, and the Grand Vizier's i ■ achman prudently whipped up his horses and v, us soon out of pistol shot,. The miscreant, how- ever, maddened by his ill success, pursued the crriaget flourishing a drawn cama, or long dagger; He was unable to overtake the carriage, and assistance having arrived he was arrested ami taken forthwith to the Yildiz Kiosk into the presence of his Majesty the Sultan, before whom he was subjected to a searching examination. Halil Agha, in explanation of his attempted crime, declared that the Grand Vizier had inter- fered in a case in which he (Halil) was concerned. The case had been before the Porte for three years past, and the Grand Vizier had prevented justice Ice being done. Halil said he had no wish to live, and implored his Majesty to have him hanged at once; THE FRENCH ELECTIONS. PARIS, MONDAY. Up to the present 1,043 results of yesterday's lections to the Councils General are known. Can- didates returned include 636 Republicans and 300 Conservatives. Second ballotings will be becessary in 107 cases. The Republican papers conclude from the results already, announcod that the Republican majority in the Councils General will be seriously diminished. SAFETY OF THE YACHT GALATEA. NEW YORK, SUNDAY NIGHT. The British yacht Galatea, about whose safety some anxiety has been felt, arrived safely this evening, and anchored off Marble Head at twenty minutes past seven. Lieutenant Hern, R.N., and his wife, who are in excellent health, received the committee of the Eastern Yacht Club, who came on board to offer the worthy commander the con. gratulations of the American yachting com- munity. THE ANGLO-AMERICAN DYNAMITE TREATY: N.EW YURK; MoNT>Af NiohTi The question of the extradiMoh treaty betaken thd United States) and Great Britain came before the Seriate in Executive Session to-night, when a decisive majority were opposed to taking up the treaty. This Undoubtedly Indicates that the treaty is very tmlikely to be acted upon during the present session. THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY. A Bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Mr. Collins, member for Massachusetts, authorising the President to exclude from the United States all Canadian rail- way cars and vessels. The proposal is intended as a reprisal for the stringent action of the Canadian authorities against American fishing "pselll. FRANCE AND RUSSIA. PARIS, TUESDAY. ihe iigtrrci this morning gives prominence to the statement that an interview between M. de frreyeinet and M. de Giers, the Russian Chan- cellor, is under consideration. The statement is designed to give plausibility to the rumours of a Franco-Russian understanding, but I have official authority for stating that it is absolutely without foundation. INDIA AND THE PRINCE OF WALES. BOMBAY, TUESDAY. A fund has been opened here towards the memorial to the Prince of Wales in connection with the Colonial and Indian Exhibition. DEATH OF Mti. TILDEN. I" CENTRAL NEWS TKR.KGB. Lll ] NEW YORK, Wednesday The death is announceed of Mr. Samuel J. Tilden, at^the age of 72. Mr. Tilden was the Democratic candidate for the Presidency in 1876 out was beaten by Mr. Hayes. It is probable that he would have been nomln tted to succeed Prest dent Cleveland, an influentially supported movement having been already started for that purpose. I THE TURKISH MILITARY SERVICE. ["CENTRAL NEWS" TELEGRAM.] CONST AN 11NOPLE, WEDNESDAY. A decree lyas been issued abolishing the rig'ht of paying for substitutes for military service. Hence- forth, therefore, all Mussulmans, including immi- grants of the true faith, will be liable to serve in the army. In addition to the three army corps now in European Turkey, a fourth, to constitute MI army of observation is now in course of forma- ion. It will consist of 52,000 men.
THE FAMINE IN LABRADOR. ALLEGED FALSE INFORMATION. The Central News" says information continues .0 be received in London affording further proof ,hat the statements in regard to the snow block md bimine in Labrador were fabricated in America. Ihe authorities of the Hudson Bay Com- pany state that r he company's steamer Alert will not reach F> r t, Ciiino until the 10th inst., and will not retu-n until the end of September, making it impossible that news should now have been received from the Vrau, which there is now no duubt has never been frozen over as alleged.
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A SHAHK BLOWN UP. A letter from a young sailor, who was formerly employed in Ashford. contains the following story —" We were lying off Natal the other day when a most exciting occurrence iiappened. We saw two or three monster sharks playing round tiie ship for some time—the largest of them measuring about 14ft. long-so we baited a line with a small piece of pork and dropped it out to him. He calmly swallowed the bait. hook and all, and cut the line with his teeth, taking no further notice of it. We then had recourse to strategy. The breast of a buck, which had been hanging UD some time and was rather high, was weighted in order to sink it, and a hand-charge of gun-cotton inserted therein, the whole being connected by wire with a boat's battery No sooner had the venison reached the water "than the shark made straight for it; but just as he opened his mouth to swallow the bait the charge was exploded, his jaws being completely shattered. The monster turned on its back and sank."