CARDIFF. CYMMRODORIOM SOCIETY.-Thfl ordinary fort- nightly meeting of the above society was held in the Gordon Coffee Tavern on Friday evening. Mr. D. Isaac Davies, U.Sc. presided. The Secretary reported having' written the clerk of the Cardiff Board of Guardians on the subject of the Bridgend Asylum officers, but had received no reply. If Cochfarf" proposed, and Mr. Evan Rees seconded," That the secretary send another copy of the same resolution to the board." The meeting was addressed by Messrs. Thos. Reos and D. Isaac Davies. An entertainment was then held. An excellent recitation, Llong vn suddo yn ngolwg y tir," was given by Mr. Thomas Williams, and Mr, Lewis Jenkins sano; O tyred yn ol." "Cochfarf" gave a of his visit to London to proclaim the Gorsedd. The meeting ended by a song, Hen wlad y menyg gwynion," by Mr. John Morgan. CENTHAL AFRICAV MISSION.—A most interesting nccount of this missiou, of which Bishop Smythies, late vicar of Roath, is the head, was given by the Kev. J. C. Yarhorough, from Zanzibar, in the Boys' chool, Bute-terrace, on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Yarborouqh has the power of illustrating his addresses or outline sketches made on a black board, which called forth milch interest. The Central African Mission is one of the greatest agencies in training aDd Christianising the freed slaves taken from slave dhows and elsewhere*. Mr. Yavboroueh also preached on Sunday evening at St. Dyfrig's Mission Chapel in the Parish of St. Mary. A missionary meeting will be held this evening (Monday), ia St. Mary's Vestry. North Church-street, in aid of the mission, at which Mr. Yarhorough will speak. THB LATB MR. R. S. JonxsTos*E.The Rev. J. illiamson, in the course of hi sermon at the Charles-street Congregational Church on Sunday evening, referred to the recent death of Mr. R. S. Johnstone, son of Mr. F. S, Johnsrone, editor of the South Walrs 1)atn/ He said that the young in whose deatli they all mourned had gift's and attainments of n very rare excellence. Flis career, both at school and University, V.MS OIKJ o| quite exceptional distinction. To natural ahiIi. ) ip-t of a very high order he added perseverance and diligence, and he showed I throughout great thirst for knowledge and un- tiring dovniion to study. But what, would specially be a source of comfort to his parents w;¡ the high character and noble moral qualities which their son possessed. He had read many let tei-s sent to the sorrowing family from companions fdlow-tudent, tutors, and professors, and the testi- raonv borne was of wonderful unanimity, and spoke of a rare modesty and gentleness associated with great talents. Ho was an instance of high intellectual cultul-e and a large knowledge of modern speculations held in connection with a profound faith in the Christian verities. TRF.DFR:AEVIR.R.E CHURCH SCHOOLS PFNNY HANK. —The thirteenth annual report of this excellent institution has just been issued. The amount deposited in this bank in pence since its formation was £ 4,209. Like most other institutions of a similar kind, the stoppage of the Cardiff Savings' Bank caused a kind of panic among the depositors at the penny bank, and the sum withdrawn this year exceeds the amount paid in. The capital of tho bank was deposited at the I Cardiff Savings' Bank, and the loss by accepting a composition of 17s. 6d. in the £ was over £ 28. The hon. secretary, Mr. John E. Bird, who has from the commencement taken great interest io its success, and devoted a large amount of time to the duties that fell upon him, at once wrote to some gentlemen, among whom were the chairman and directors of the Taff Vale Railway Company, who readily acceded to his request, and the sum lost by accepting the dividend offered has nearly been recovered. Alrs. Busliell, widow of the late Mr. W. P. Bushell. kindly sent X5 to assist in making up the loss. No loss will be sustained by any depositor, as the hon. treasurer (I)r. C. T. Vachell) and the Vicar of St. John's (the Rev. C. J. Thompson) undertook to be personally responsible to every depositor for the full amount, with interest, deposited in the bank. The bank receipts for the past year 8hw a falling off of JBII, but, this is attributed to the depression in trade and the want experienced by many of the parents of the children who are depositors at the bank in nrocuring eninlovinent. MR. l)oDJ)'S' SATURDAY POPULAR CONCERTS.—An important engagement IKIS been effected by Mr. Dodd for his series of popular concerts, which commences on Saturday, December 11, viz. Signori Scan da and Qnnglia, two Neapolitan r!ists from Sun Carlo Theatre. Naples, and the VMen Theatre. Paris, wl)-o favourite instru- ments are the mandolin nnd guitar re- spectively. The fust-named is one of the most -illifint mandolin players over heard in this •riuntry, and the latter is an exceptionally good inger of Italian buffo songs. They recently ippeared at St. James's Hall, London, on the occa- of Madame Helene Crosiuond's concert, and '.von golden opinions from a highly critical -tudience. Their appearance in Cardiff will be .ooked forward to with great interest. SUDD IS DKATH.—On Saturday evening a married woman, aped 67, residing at Upper f Jeorge-street, died suddenly. She had been un- well, but not seriously. DEATH OF SKRGKANT TET.FORD.—We regret to announce the death of Mr.. Telford, which took olace at his residence, 11, Crichton-streot, on Monday evening. The deceased had been a member A ,f the Borough Police Force for over 23 years, and, In consequence of failing health, was superan- nuated about four years a". RKCHABITKS.—-The Rechab's Home Tent No. 1,230 held their nintli anniversary at the Young Men's Christian Association Leolure-hall on Saturday, when about 160 members and their wives sat down to tea. A public meeting WHS subsequently held, presided over by Brother W. T. R iper, district trea- presided over by Brother W. T. R iper, district trea- surer, and supported by Brother J. A. Jenkins, H C.R., Brother S. Fisher, P.D.C.tt.. Brother Amos Jenkins, D.S., and Brother James Russeil, Canton l'ent. Brother Dr. Fiddian gave an address, aud Brother F. GrÜI, tent secretary, gave the history Jf t.ho tent. WELli MUSICAL FESTIVAL.—A musk-IL FESTIVAL will he held at the Tabcrnacie Cinud, The Hayes, on Wednesday evening at seven o'clock, in which thirteen Sunday Schools will take part. Professor P.oberis, of the University College, will preside. HANVAH-STSEET COVG UEG ATION L SUNDAY SCHOOL. -On Sunday anniversary seraions in connection with this school were preached morning and even- 4, ing by the newly-appointed pastor, the Rev. Ed- ward Roberts. III the afternoon the Rev. Alun Roberts, B.D., delivered an address to the parents and scholars. The choir and scholars, under the learctship of Mr. W. P. Woolridge, rendered an excellent selection of special hymns. On Tuesday recognition services were held, and a tea and public meeting followed. SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND DUMB, LLANDAFF.—Mr. Melville begs to acknowledge, with many thanks, the receipt of £ 5 froua the Cathedral Offertory Fund, per the-Very Rev. the Dean. SUDDEN DKATH AT CATHAYS.—On Tuesday morn- ing Mrs. Elizabeth Arnold, wife of Mr. Edward Arnold, a greengrocer, residing at 70. Salisbury- road, died very suddenly. On Monday the deceased suffered from acute depression of spirits, several times during the day giving way to fits of crying. At eleven p.m. she retired to rest, but when Mr. Arnold awoke, ahout half-past four on Tuesday morning, he heard a peculiar noise in his wife's throat, which proved to be I], promonition of death. Dr. Treharne was at once sfnt for, but Mrs. Arnold I died before his arrival. Sew OF TEMPKRANCP.— The Cardiff Grand Divi- sion held their quarterly meeting on Saturday in the Wnsleyan Chape!, Ludlow-street, Lower Grange town (kindly ler.r by the stewards'). The c.w.P., G.S., G.T., and auditor's reports were most satisfactory, showing an increase of funds and membership, and the interest evinced in the diffe- rent matters brought forward for consideration sugurs well for the future of the society. GLAMORGAN-SHIRK AND MONMOUTHSHIRE IN- FIRMABY AND DISPENSARY. — State of register for the week ending November 22: Remaining l ist,, week, 83 admitted during the week, 13; discharged and relieved, 11; died, 0; remaining in the house, 90; average daily number, 92 number of out-patients on the books, 623. Medical officers tor the week endin^ November 29, 1386:— Physician, W. Taylor," M.D.; Surgeon, Alfred Sheen, BI.D House Surgeon. Donald Paterson. M.B. — George T. Coleman, secretarr.-Books for the library, flowers, old blankets, calico, linen, and tirewood will be esteemed valuable presents to the institution. ST. MAHT'S PAROCHIAL ASSOCIATION IN AID OF FORKIGN MISSIONS.—On Monday evening the annual meeting of the abovo association was held in the vestry of St. Mary's Church, the Rev. G. A. Jones presiding. The hon. secretary, Mr. R. Hughes, road the following statement of accounts: —Society for the Proimulgation of the Gospel, £ 1? 16s. 6d: Central African Mission, 15s. lid.; Zululand Bishopric Fund, t7 lis. lOd. Delagoa Bay Fund, 10s. 6d.; Maritzburg Mis- sion, £ 1 7s. 6d.; making a total of £ 23 5s. 34d. The lion, secretary also desires us to say that any contributions forwarded to liim Bt 75, Burgh- street would be most gratefully received. A most interesting lecture was afterwards given by the Rev. J. C. Yarborough, secretary for the Northern District of England for the Central African Mis- sion, and formerly of Zanzibar, on the work that was being done at and around Zanzibar. The lecture was freely interspersed with anecdotes relative to Christian work and the manner in which that work was received by the natives on the Eastern Coast of Africa, and was listened to with great interest. A cordial vote of thanks proposed by the Chairman to the lecturer was most heartily endorsed. LTIGAL.-Tlie Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr. T. H. Belcher, of Cardiff and Penarth, solicitor, a commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature in England. REUNION AT THE LESSER PARK-HALL.—On Wed- nesday evening, at the invitation of the Rev. J. Douglas Walters, the minister of the Scotch Church in Windsor-place, a large number of the members and adherents of the Church met together at the Lesser Park-hall. The room was prettily and tastefully decorated with choice plants. &c., and tea, coffee, and light refreshments were served. The evening was enlivened with instrumental and vocal music, recitations, &c. It was intimated that the congre- gation was very desirous to proceed with the ejection of a mission-hall and rooms at Cathaya, ji nd March of next year was named as the best time to proceed with the erection of the buildings. A considerable sum has already been subscribed, aDd it was hoped that the whole of the money required would be promised before the buildings were commenced; AMATKUR PHOTOGRAPHY.—The members of the Cardiff Society were favoured on Tuesday evening with the first of a series of short lectures on Photographic Chemistry by Mr. Jesse Williams. This gentleman treated the subject in a very able manner to an interested audience. He minutely described the action of certaiu chemicals used in the development of a negative, and demonstrated simple but practical tests for purity. On the IQotioD of Vice-president Kel4\r, a. vole of thanks was passed with acclamation. On Tuesday even- ins next the president, Mr. S. W. Allen, will illus- t.rate platino-type printing. Gentlemen inte- rested in photography are invited to attend. ACCIDENTALLY DROWNKD.—On Wednesday David Williams, aged 23, of 89, Leckwith-road, acci- dentally fell into the West Dock and was drowned. His body was recovered by Police-Gonstable Thomas, of the Bute Dock Police, in about half an hour afterwards, and was conveyed by hihj to the deadhousa to await an inquest."
NEWPORT. HOAHD or G LTAI-,DIA,'iS.FI)e wesklv meeting was held on Saturday at the Workhouse, Mr. J. H Hillier presiding.' The balance against the board was reported to be LI,663 Is. 6d.. The overseers of Goldcliffe wrote apprising the bo-ird of the i death of Mr. William Price, formerly guardian for that parish. It, was decided to take the necessary steps for the telection* of a successor. Vacancies on committees caused by Mr. Price's death were then tilled up. Father Knight wrote camplainingof certain disorderly Catholic children, who, whilst attending the Catholic Church from Caerleon Schools, tore up the books and frequently interrupted the service. It was decided that unless a competent teacher accom- panied the children in future they were not to attend. Number of paupers in the workhouse for the week, 322, as against 299 in the corresponding week of last year children' in the schools, 225, as against, 191. EXPLOSION OF GAS.—On Saturday morning an explosion of ordinary gas occurred in the house occupied by Thomas Redmore, foreman at Messrs. Phillips's brewery in Station-street. It, appears that there had been an escape of gas from a chandelier in the parlour, and upon Redmore enter- ing the room,shortly before nine o'clock, the gas imir,ediately rushed through the open doorway into the kitchen, where there was a fire. The result was a somewhat startling explosion, the force of which blew out. a couple of windows and shattered a door, besides doing other trilling damage. Redmore, who had the presence of mind to fall flat upon the iloor, fortunately escaped without auy more serious injury than a lew singes on his reck, lace, and hair, which were subse- on his reck, lace, and hair, which were subse- quently attended to at the Infirmary. Tan FATAL RAILWAY ACCIDENT.—Mr. Martin Edwards, district, coroner, htJd an inquest at the Talbot Hotel on Saturday afternoon touching the death of William Smith, of Risca, who died atr Newport Infirmary on Thursday morning. On the 6th of November deceased, a railway guard, travelled with a coal train from Mendelgciff to the docks. Un passing some points he jumped off, caught his foot on a pioca oi stick, and was knocked down by the train, both arms being broken. One was amputated, at;d the poor fellow lingered until Thursday, when he expired. Ver- dict, 1, Accidental death. SUDDKN DKATH AT SEA.—Captain John Beynon, of the steamer Caerloch, which arrived in the Old Dock on Monday, reports t li-,tt. his chief engineer, David Whamond, died suddenly about eleven a.m. the same day, whilst in tho Channel. Deceased was 35 years of age, and belonged to Aberdeen. An inquest will be held. AN INTOLERABLE NUISANCE.—On Monday night ns a young man and his sweetheart were walking down Waterloo-road, on the outskirts of the town, they were sot upon by two roughs, who sprang from behind the hedge, and began to abuse the young woman and act indecently towards her. When her young man interfered to protect. her they also set upon him and told him to be off. A volunteer vigilance corps is required to go on patrol in the winter evenings and deal with these fellows. ANOTHER FARMKU'S SON IN TitOULLE.-A young man named Alfred Edwards, aed 19, son of Mr. James Edwards, butcher and farmer, Bishpool, was brought up in custody at the County Police- station (before Dr. Woollett) on Tuesday, and was charged with stealing a £ 5 note, the property of his father. Ho was arrested at the Cross Hands Ion. The Magistrate remanded him till Saturday, and granted bail.
SWANSEA. FIRE.—Soma alarm was caused at the George Hotel by the contents of a window becoming ignited. Tho fire was, however, put out without loss of time by the person who had accidentally- caused it. ACCIDE.NT.-Oll Sunday a little girl, aged eight, named Elizabeth M. Thomas, residing at 83. We". tern-street, fell out of a window on to the pavement, and sustained serious internal injuries. ESCAPE FROM DISOWNING.—A boy was nearly drowned in the North Dock on Sunday. lie fell out of a boat, and was rescued by a seaman be- longing to the Elizabeth Anne in an exhausted condition. NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD BAND.—A meeting has been held at Swansea for tho purpose of organising a. band of instrumentalists to compete at the National Eisteddfod, London. The formation of a band, to be called the Swansea Borough Band, was determined upon, and a committee was appointed to select musicians. Mr. VV. Lingwood will be bandmasttr and Mr. George Han nay deputy-band- master. SUDDEN DKATH.—A man named David Davies has died suddenly at 7, Baiber's-court, where he was taken on being attacked with illness whilst on his way home from work. The cause of death was a paralytic lit. Deceased, who was 43 years of age, leaves a widow and family. INQCF&T.—Mr. T. Strick held an inquest at the New Inn, Pentre, on Wednesday, on the body of William Thomas, aged 52, who was found dead in the road between Pentrechwyth and Swansea. Deceased appeared to have fallen into a elnnnel on the roadside, and injured himself so seriously that death ensued before he was discovered. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
ABERGAVENNY. LEGAL.-In the list of successful candidates at the Incorporated Law Society's final examination held in London recently appears the name of Mr. Ihnrv Jeffrey Jones, who served his articles of clerkship to Mr. Richard Baker Gabb, of the firm of Messrs. Gabb and Walford, solicitors, oi Aber- gavenny. °
ABERAYKOX. SAD DKATH FROM BURNING.—A litHo girl aged eight years, daughter of Captain Jones, Belle Vue- terrace, met her death under very distressing cir- cuiustances last Friday. It appears that, the [deceased went, in company with another child of a similar age, to fetch somo petroleum l-ist Thursday evening. By Soilif3 means or other whilst returning the peiroleum was spilt over the dress of t,ie dece,-ised, arid, to sa ve herself from getting into trouble at home, siie went into a n<:Ïghb('ul"s house to dry herself, when her dress caught fire. Before it could be put out she was burnt to such an extent that her recovery was hopeless, and she succumbed to her injuries j on the afternoon of the following day.
A CRKOITORS' MEKTING.—A first meeting of the creditors of John Davies, collier, of 26, Sunnybank- street, Aberaman, was held before tho Official Receiver at Merthvr on Wednesday. The total liabilities wero set do-vii ill tive statement of affairs nt 1395 10s. 7d., the deficiency being
BKKCON. MAYOR'S SUNDAY.—On Sunday last Dr. James Williams, the new mayor of Brecon, attended Divine service at the Priory Church in state. He was accompanied by the members of the corpora- tion, the borough and county police, and the officials of the town. The procession, which was a very long one, was headed by the A Company of the Brecknock Volunteers, under the command of Captain Mavbery. A very large numher of the leading ratepayers of tlid town also took part in the procession. The Rev. D. Lewis Lloyd, Christ College, preached a very eloquent sermon on the occasion, and the sacred edifice was filled to its utmost capacity.—On Mondav morning, at the Borough Police-court, Mr. D.T. Jeffreys, 011 behalf of the legal practitioners of the town, complimented Dr. Williams on his election to the offico of chief magistrate, and his worship very appropriately responded. A PHIMHOSK HABITATION FOR BBECON.-At the Castle Hotel, Brecon, on Tuesday afternoon a meeting of the leading Conservatives of the town and district was held, for the purpose of considering the advisability of establishing a habitation of the Primrose League. Colonel Conway Lloyd presided, and there was a fairly good attendance of the leading Con- servatives of the town present. Dr. James Williams (the mayor of Brecon) proposed that a habitation be formed for the town and district, which was seconded bv Mr. John Wood, and carried imm. con. Several ladies and gentlemen nfterwrds signed their names, with the result that, with the names previouslv taken, there were something like 100 members enrolled.
BRIDGENJ). SANITARY AUTHORITY.—Tho Clerk stated, at a meeting of this authority Qn Saturday, that a Government inquiry will be held on Thursday next respecting an application for the formation of a Local Board for the parishes of Byttws, Llan- geinor, and Llandyfodwg, or some portions of them. LAW EXAMINATION.—Wo observe among the namos of successful candidates fit the inter- mediate examination held at the hall Of tha Incor- pornted Law Society, Chancery-lane, London, on the 4th inst., that of Mr. G. Bev'non Harris, who is articled to Mr. W. Richard Randall.
CARDIGAN. THE CHRISTMAS FAT CATTLR SHOW.—Tho date of the above annual prize show, to be heid at Cardi- gan, has been altered to Wednesday, the 15th of December, instead of the 9th. Under the new arrangement the monthly fair will be held at Cardigan on the same day. THE LATE Mus. DiviEs, OF CASTLK GREEN.—The funeral of the late Mrs. Davies, relict of the late Mr. David Davies, J.P.. D.L., of Castle Green, Cardigan, and Pentood, Pembrokeshire, took place on Tuesday at the Parish Churchyard of St. Mary, Cardigan, the officiating clergymen being the Revs. J. Cynog Davies, B.D., vicar, and T. M. Williams, B.A., curate. There was a large concourse of gentry and general public present, all anxious to testify their sense of respect and esteem to the Dlenlcry of one who was much liked. Mrs. Davies ni had suffered severely or the last* two years front an attack of paralysis, during which time she resided at Tenby, and from whence her body was conveyed by train to Cardigan on Monday after- noon. Several choice wreath* were placed on the he I v. coffin by members of the deceased's lt-mily. Mrs. Daviea was 78 years of age, aud her death took place on the 17th inat.
CARMARTHEN. TowloI Cou NCIL.-A special meeting of the Car- marthen Town Council was held on Tuesday at the Council Chamber, tiio mayor (Mr. W. R. Edwards) presiding. On the motion of Alder- luau C. W. Jones, seconded by Alderman J. Row- lands, a vote of thanks WAS passed to the ex- mayor, Mr. T. Mostyn Davies, on the expiration of his term of office as mnvor. Both the speakers bore testimony to the great energy and zeal dis- played by Mr. Davies during his mayoralty, and regretted that, by an oversight, this should have been left over from the annual meeting. Messrs. D P. Rees and W. Morris also spoke to the resolution, .and it was declared carried unanimously. Alderman Rowlands, Iw the permission of the council, postponed until the next meeting his motion as to memorialising the Board of Trade to provide a beacon lie lit oh the Cefn Sidan Sands with a view to preventing wrecks in Carmarthen Bay. The report of the committee appointed to consider as to whether the road leading towards the Brewery was a public road or not was read, aud its recommendation that counsel's opinion be obtained as to the liability of the corporation to repair this and similar roads within the borough was adopted. Mr. Ciarke was appointed market- keeper in the place of hU father. Wednesday. the 22nd of December, was fixed for the Christmas market, the ordinary market to be held on the Friday following.
CADOXTOX-J UXTA-BARRY. BARRY DOCK; AND RAILWAY CRICKET CLUB.—The second annual dinner of this club took place at the Wenvoe Arms Hotel, recently built at Cadox- ton. A special train was run from St. Fagan's, and another from Barry. About, litO persons sat down to dinner. Mr. C. H. Walker, the contractor's aent, presided. The principal toast of the evening, "Success to the Cricket, Club," was pro- posed by the Rev. E. E. Allen, and responded to by the captain of the club, Dr. George Nealp,ofCadox. ton. Mr. Charles Walker proposed The Barry Dock and Railways Company," coupled with the name of Mr. John Robinson, the resident engineer, who, in reply, gave an account of the important work the company had undertaken and the progress made. A most enjoyable evening was spent.
CRICKHOWELL. WATERWORKS.—Tiie Rural Sanitary Authority having applied to the Local Government Board for power to borrow £ 3,030 for works of water supply for the parish of Crickhowrll, Mr. T. Codrington, M. Inst. C.R., the inspector appointed by the board, attended at, the Town-hall, Crickhowell, on Tues- day, at noon, to hold an inquiry. The chairman of the Watertrnrks Committee (the Hnv. B. Senior- set) and other members were present; also Mr. T. Price, clerk to the Board of Guardians, and the other officers of the board arid several ratepayers. The inquiry was carried on in the absence of the engineer (Mr. Rhys Davies, of Brecon) until one o'clock, when the inspector adjourned until half- past two, in order to hear the evidence of the engineer on the proposed scheme. The points of the inquiry were as to the cost and quantity to be depended rpon, and how the committee intended re-paying the loan and interest and the rate to be charged for the water supply. On these several points information was tendered by the clerk (Mr. T. Price) and the engineer. It is bilieved that. the report of the Local Government Board will be satisfactory, and that this question, which has been so long agitated, is now in a fair way of speedy settlement.
CHKJPSTUW. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting of this board was held on Saturday last, Mr. J. Taylor presiding. Out-door relief for past week, £ 34 18s. 3d. in money, and £ 4 lis. in kind. At the meeting of the Rural Sanitary Authority held subsequently the new duties imposed upon the authority by the transfer, under the Dairies and Cowsheds Act, from the police to sanitary authorities, were discussed, and the inspector was instructed to see that all purveyors and sellers of milk were registered, and to inspect dairies, &c.
DOWLAIS. CONFUTATION SERVICFS.—The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandaff visited Dowlais on Sunday for the purpose of confirming candidates who had been attending the confirmation classes in connec- tion with the various churches in the town. In the morning the service was held at the English Church, which was crowded in every part. Fifty- eight candidates presented themselves, viz., 45 from Dowiais, eleven from Penydarren, and two from Merthvr (the latter being persons who could not make it convenient to attend the Merthyr services on Monday). In tha evening a similar service was held in the Welsh Church. The spacious building was crowded to the doors. About 50 candidates were confirmed, making a total for the day of 108, mostly young people, i he Bishop preached at the Welsh Church after the I service.
IT A V K RR OR D WEST. New MAOISTUATSS.—At an adjourned sessions held at tho Shirc-hall on Saturday, Mr. C. E. G. Fhilipps presiding, the following gentlemen qualified a3 magistrates for the town aud county of Haverfordwest :—Messrs. John James, Stephen Green, "Richard Carrow, E. Vaughan, J. Thomas, James Price, and Charles Mathias.
HEOLFACH. FOUSD DI-.AD.—An old man named Daniel Edwards, labourer, was found dead in a shed on Bodring.illt siding on Wednesday. « ——
| MKRTHYK. TIIE HOSPITAL MOVEMENT.—-Mr. W. L. Daniel, high-constable, has received from Mr. C. Russell James a letter intimating that he had been authorised by Mr. E. P. Martin, of Dowiais, to say that lie would be pleased to give a donation of 50 guineas towards the proposed general hospital, and from the same gentleman another communica- tion has been received aunouncing that the Court of Chancery had sanctioned a donation of £ 100 out of the luncuf of the Court Estate. BOArtD OF GUAHDIANS.—Mr. R. ll. Rhys, J.P., chairman of the board, presided at the weeVly tneetingonsitturday. Reference was made kir. r. Thomas, of Aberdare, to a complaint un: by some of tho officers at, the workhouse with regard to the insufficiency of the rations. The Chairman remarked that in no workhouse in the country were the rations more liberal than they were here, and it was mentioned that so far as the-master was concerned lie was perfectly satisfied. Mr. T. Williams, J.P., CLve notice that at the next meeting he would move that the master ho allowed to have his son in the house rations free, in order to assist him in keeping the books, so that he might have more tima itt hi. dis- posal LO defoto to tiie superintendence of the institution. At the request of Mr. T. Tnouitis, the clerk was directed to pre- pare and submit a. return as to the amount of out-do.ir relief in kind administered in the Merthyr Upper district, during the past six months with the names of the tradesmen wiio had supplied tho goods. Mr. Thomas said there was a good tie dissatisfaction existing upon the matter, but tho chairman failed to see what great dissatis- faction there could be, because the expenditure never came to more than 25. or 30s. a week. UNION ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE.—Upon the appeal of the trustees of the Court estate, t.he assessment of the Merthyr Market was, at the meeting of this committee on Saturday, reduced from £ 500 gross and £ 425' net to £ 330 and £ 2S7 and, upon tho appeal of Mr. John Vaughan, tha rating of the circus was put down from £ 75 gross and £ 50 net to X40 and £3. CONFIRMATION.—At St. David's Clln, ch on Mon- day the Bishop of Llandaff administered the rite of confirmation to 139 candidates, of whom 89 were from .Merthyr, the remainder, with the ox- ception of four from Konth, being drawn from the daughter churches of the parish. Tiiel-a wits a large attendan-ca of the clergy and a numerous congregation. PAHOCHIAL RKTBFAT.—A parochial retreat, pre- paratory to a general mission, has been conducted in St. David's Church by the Hev. R. M. Benson. M.A., vicar of Cowley St. John, Oxford, and Superior of the Society of St. John the Evangelist, the last, of the series of services taking place on Monday evening. The offertories on Sunday were devoted to the fund for the nwintenauce of the Sister's of Mercy who are working in the parish. The sermons and addresses delivered by Mr. Benson have been extremely powerful and in- tensely interesting, and the services have been largely attended by Sunday School teachers and others actively engaged in Church work. BUKNT TO DKATH.—On Monday morning a man named Thomas Jones, aged 72, said to belong to Abercarn, died from injuries received through his clot lies having caught tire. Deceased called at the cottage of David Richards, at Fosefran, near Merthyr, on Sunday, and asked to be allowed to remain there during the niht. Ricliards gave him permission to stay in the kitchen, and whilst in bed, about eleven o'clock p.m., he was awakened by the deceased crying out. Upon coming down- stairs he found the old man's clotiiing on tire. and he at once threw water over him until the flames collapsed. Richards went to work early in the morning, leaving the deceased lying on the floor, and when ho returned home he found him un- conscious, death resulting before medical aid could be procured. SUDDEN I)IIATHS.-El izii bp ti) Ann Richards, of 34, Windsor-terrace, died suddenly on Monday whilst in a fit; and on the same day an infant child of Rees Griffiths, a printer, of George-street, died under similar circumstances.
MOUNTAIN ASH. SPECIAL SERVICES.—On Sunday special services were held at Providence English Congregational, Chapel, when the Rev. W. Spurgeon, cousin 01 the celebrated Mr. Spurgeon, preached three sermons. On Monday a tea party, connected with the same place of worsliip, took place," and in Wie evening the above-named genfcieman delivered a most interesting lecture.' the subject being "Johq Ploughman's Pictures."
PEMBROKE DOCK. THH LATE ACCIDENT AT MESSRS. ELFOBD'S SAW- MILLS. — On Saturday evening Mr. James Price (county coroner) held an inquest at the Prince of Wales touching the death of Robert Davey, aged 30 vears, employed at Messrs. Elford's Steam Saw- mill! Pembroke Dock, who succumbed to the injuries he received on Friday morning last, as already reported in our columns. The jury re- turned a verdict of u Accidentally killed." and, on the recommendation of the foreman, the jury gave their fees to tlity widow.
PONTYPRIDD. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY.—Mr. Cod- rington, on behalf of the Local Government Board, held an inquiry on Wednesday in respect to the Local Board of Health's proposal to borrow £ 2,750 for local improvement". The inspector promised to report in due course,
URYMNEY. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A sad accident befell a man named John Williams, aged 60 years, of Tre Evans- row. The deceased for years had been foreman at the Rhymnev Brick Works, and on Tues- day morning'he was on the railway, when, by some means, he got under the wheels of some i ritcks, and was killed on the spot. An inquest I will be held.
ST. DOGMAEL'S. ANCIENT BRITONS.—Mr. William Davies, M,P., Haverfordwest, has sent a cheque for £1 Is. towards the funds of the Panteg Lodge of Ancient Britons, meeting at the Mariners' Arms Inn, St. Dogmael's, ior whi h the members wish thus to return their grateful thanks.
TENBY. CONSSEVATIVK ASSOCIATIOX.—On Friday evening a meating of the Tenby Conservative Association was held at the Association-rooms, High-street. a meating of the Tenby Conservative Association was held at the Association-rooms, High-street. There was a large attendance of members. Mr. T. Brook, vice-president, occupied the chair. The audited statement of account" for the year was produced, and the balance in hand deemed sat.is- factory. Mr. J. K. Buckley, who attended the conference of the T itional Union of Conservative Associations tt Bradford on October 2d is a delegate from ie Tenby Associa- tion, jjave a clear and able report of the proceedings at the conference, dilating at some length uuon the several resolutions submitted to the conference, and the manner in which they were treated. Mr. T. Brook (chairman) was elected to represent the Tenby Association at the meeting of the Welsh Provincial Union at Shrewsbury on Tuesday, the 23rd inst. A vote of thanks to the chairman closod the meeting. TENBY RACES.—A meeting of the Race Com- mittee was held, under the presidency of the Mayor, at the Cobourgh Hotel on Tuesday for the purpose of considering the advisability of a race meeting in 1887. A balance sheet and stattement of accounts were presented by the hon. secretary, Mr. J. B. Hughes, showing a small deficiency; It was decided that a race meeting should be held to precede the Carmarthen meeting if possible, which had been fixed for the 27th and 28th of January. It was suggested that. the mayor should endeavour to fix the South Pembrokeshire Hunt V\ eek, annually held in Tenby in the early part of January, to commence on Monday, the 10th of January, instead of the 17th as proposed, then the race week would commence on the 17th. The Mayor said he would consult Mr. Robert Lock, hon. secretary to the Hunt Week Committee, and endeavour to have the date so arranged as to allow the races to follow the hunt week, and thus get a fortnight's gaieties.
TRISFORftST. ON MONDAY NEXT A Foot Race will taka place between E. Jiichards, Forth,andG."Gould, Pontypridd, distance one mile, for J;15 aside. 3G34d2y
WHITCHURCH. BOAUD SCHOOL.—The Government Inspector's last report on this school is of a. highly satisfactory nature, and reflects great credit upon Mr. Sharpe, master, Miss Tovey, mistress, and their assistant- The boys gained the exceilent. merit grant, and the girls and infants the good merit grant, the sum earned being more than JB200. The discipline is spoken of as being highly satisfactory, and the im- provement effected very great. The inspector speaks of the infant schoolroom as being a great improvement upon the former state of things, and says that it presents a very pleasing appearance.
YSTRAD MYNACH. THE CURACY OF HOLY TRINITY.—The Rev. H. Thomas,vicar of Penydarren, Merthyr, has accepted the curacy of Holy Trinitv Church here, which has been vacant for over two months, and it is expected that he will sooa come here to re- side, as there is a very comfortable and com- modious parsonage house close by the church. The above church is on the east side of Llanfabon Parish, and was built some years ago by the late Rev. George Thomas, of Ystrad Mynach, and the curate's stipend has been gene- rously provided for by the Ystrad Mynach family to continue the services. In the early spring of this year the Bishop of- Llandaff visited here, and had it not been for t,he death of the late Mrs. George Thomas, of Ystrad Mynach, the edifice would have been consecrated and the district created a parish.
THE FATAL ACCIDENT AT CYMMUR COLLIERY. INQUEST. An inquest, was held on Saturday at the Cymmer Hotel, near Maesteg, touching the death of James Seager, collicr, aged 32 years, and W. Palmer, over- man, at the Gelli Colliery, Cymmer. Mr. H. Cuth- bertson, Neath, the district. coroner, elicited in evidenoe that a fall of earth occurred at the colliery on Thursday last consequent upon shot- firing. The two men died from the injuries sus- tained by the fall. J. Seager lived at Nantvffyllon, Maeseg, and was only married seven weeks ago. The day that the accident occurred was the first day he worked at the colliery, which is the pro- perty of Messrs. Plummcr and Son. Palmer leaves a widow and seven children, and was about 45 years of age. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
A EHONDDA APPEAL CASE. JAMES V. LEWIS AND ANOTHER. In the Queen's Bench Division of tho High Court of Justice on Wednesday (before Mr. Justice A. L. Smith and Mr. Justice Wills, sitting as a Divisional Court) this case came on in the form of an appeal by the plaintiff, Mr. Alfred Augustus James, from an order made by Mr. Justice Pield in Chambers, refusing to call upon the defendants, Messrs. Wui. Thonts Lewis and Morgan Reynolds, to give further and better particulars of their defence.— Mr. Justico Smith, without calling upon the defen- dants' counsel, delivered judgment. His Lordship remarked that a general case could only be expressed in general terms, and the particulars I asked for, though general, limited the defendants' citse. At the trial the defendants would be pre- cluded from petting up auy apeeial instance ol4 abandonnient, so that the plaintiff was' safe from the chance of surprise. Mr. Justice Wills concurring, the appeal was dismissed with costs.
'4..T SUNDAY FIGHTING AT P!<;NYFAN. At Blackwood Petty Sessions on Friday (before Dr. J. D. James and the Rev, J. Griffiths) Itichard Growther and John Bartell were summoned by Mr. Superintendent Whitfield, and charged with com- tuitting a breach of the peace by fighting at Peny. fan on Sunday, October 10. The charge was proved, and they were bound over in the sum of £ 10 each, and one surety of 410 each, to keep the peace for six months, and to pay the costs, or. in default, fourteen days with hard labour in Usk Ciaol.-Patrick Powell aud Seth Smith, tor aidi1,(t; and abetting as seconds in the fight., ware also bound over to keep the peace for six months in the sum of £ 5 each, and pay 8s. each costs, or seven days' imprison numb. or
SHOCKING DISCOVERY AT Y1SHIR, On Tuesday as 11 man named Daniel Jones, employed at the Butchers' Arms, Wattstown, Ynyshir, was shovolling ashes in a field he threw upon the shovel the dead body of a child. The ashes had been carted there by tho local scavenger. The field is in the occupation of Mrs. Lewis. -¡4
MID-GLAMORGAN LIBERAL ASSOCIATION. A meeting of the Central Council was held at the Cymmer Hotel, near Maesteg, for the purpose of revising the general rules. Dr. Davies, Maesteg, presided, and there was a fair attendance, in- cluding representatives from Glyncorrwg, Briton Ferry, Neatii, Resolveti, Vale of Neath, Maesteg, and Aberavou. Ogmore, Oårw, and Toadu were not represented. The chief alteration made was the reduction of the number of delegates to constitute the Central Council. The number was reduced from 200 to 100. or one for every 90 voters. The completion of the rules was left to a sub-com- mittee, consisting of Dr. Davis, Messrs. W. R. Thomas, LI. Howells, J. W. Jones, Davies (Briton Ferry), T. L. Roberts (Maesteg), and the Rev. D. Morgan (Resolven). Tiie rules will be submitted to each local association, and then to the Central Council, before the final adoption.
CARDIFF ITDT)FT}UAJ-FDIA.NS. THE LATE TvIK. R. 0. JONES. The usual meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guar- dians was held at the Union Workhouse on Satur- day, Dr. Paine presiding. At the commencement of the proceedings the Chairman moved a vote of condolence with the fiiiiiily of the late Mr. R. O. Jones, stipendiary magistrate for Cardiff and one of the oldest members of the Board of Guardians. Dr. Paine paid a high tribute to the memory of the deceased gentleman, and warmly acknowledged the valuable services he had rendered the ratepayers as a member of that board,—Mr. Plain, deputy- chairman, seconded the motion, and. in the course of his remarks, said that the simplicity which had characterised the funeral of the deceased was a t wholesome example in there days, when it was I customary to indulge in extravagant obsequies.— The motion was unanimously carried.—There was no other business of public interest.
HAVERFORDWEST TOWN COUNCIL. THE REVISING BARRISTER AND THE CLERK. The usual monthly meeting was held on Friday evening last. Present, the Mayor (Mr. T. James), Alderman Green, Councillors Joseph Thomas, Samuel Thomas, T. J. White, William Davies, Geo. Jones, and William Lewis.—The usual routine business having been transacted, The MAYOB read a letter from Mr. Dillwyn, the revising barrister, asking for payment of I his fees and expenses, amounting to seven guineas, being one guinea less than his claim last year, stating that he mde I the concession in deference to the consent giv 'a by his council in the County Court case last year. He also called attention to the fact that aftpr the revision of the Parliamentary lists he had felt it his duty to write to the ex-mayor an official com- plaint of the misconduct of the town-clerk in regard to the publication of the freemen's list, but to which be had not received a reply. He also wished to know whether the corporation had sanctioned the conduct of the town-clerk in writing to the Home Secretary, attacking him in a letter, dated the 18th of October last, which appeared to him to be libellous.-Tim Town-Clerk said the question was between Mr. Dillwyn and himself, and the Town Council had nothing to do with it. It had by no means ended by his writing to tho Home Secretary, and he was still pursuing his course.— Mr. R. T. P. Williams suggested that th J.7 7s. be paid rather than have a further contest io the County Court., The case had been decided against the corporation, although one guinea had been struck off expenses.—The Town-Clerk con. tended that the barrister was not entitled to a penny, because of the manner in which he disposed of the revised lists, and he should protest against its payment. He would, moreover, be willing to take upon himself the risk of defending any action for recovery of the sum by the barrister, and to indemnify the corporation. —Mr. Williams said it would be better to pay than to have further litigation, although he did not think the barrister was entitled to more than 45 5s., as no expenses bad been incurred.—Ultimately it was arranged to issue a cheque for the money. On the motion of Mr. S.Thomas, it was arranged that the Christmas Market should be held on Thursday, the 23rd of December.
CARDIFF. WEDEESDAY. (Before Dr. PAINE, Major SLOPEK, and Mr. J. BraD.) THK "HEATHEN CHINEE."—Samuel Studhart, a Chinaman minus the pig tail, was charged with stealing a quantity of pork from the ship Elwell in the East Dock, the property of Captain John A. Bastow, early on Wednesday morning. Prosecutor said that prisoner was steward on hoard his vessel. His attention was called to the missing pork—about lOlbs. in weight—by Dock- Constablo Forster, who had seen a cabman with it near the West Dock. The steward admitted giving the pork to the cabman, but understood that as he was steward he was allowed to give the pork away. The captain said that no such privilege was allowed on his ship, and prisoner was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment with hard labour. STEALING A COAT.—Wiliiam Owen, a respectable looking man, aged 25, pleaded^uilty to stealing an overcoat, value 19s?lod., on Tuesday, from a shop, Xo. 13, High-street, occupied by Messrs. Erahani and Co., outfitters. Prisoner was under tha influence of drink at the time, and, as this was his first offence, a lenient sentence of seven days' imprisonment was inflicted.
NEWPORT. MONDAY. (Before the MAYOR, and Messrs. T. P. WAKBaOUGH, T. A. BALLARD, fl. A. HDZZRY, and H. J. P/.RXALL.) SUSPICIOUS.—Marv Webb, an unfortunate, was charged with stealing half a sovereign and a shilling from the person of Albert Minton, a sailor, in the Alma Inn, Commercial-road, on Saturday. Prisoner said Minton gave her the money to buy some food for him. The Bench, giving prisoner the benefit of a doubt. discharged her. ACTIVITY OF A MAOISTKATF.—John Thomas and John Johns, labourers, were rharged with being disorderly bv fighting in Mendeigief-road on Sunday week. The case was. proved by Mr. T. A. Ballard, one of the justices on the bench, who said he was passing a!ong tho road about. three o'clock on the Sunday afternoon in question, and aaw the defendants, who were in t he centre of a large crowd, fighting. They had seconds, and he heard someone c-ill Time." Wit- ness ordered them to desist, but they took no notice. lie went, to Pill Police-station and get three policemen to come out and stop the fighting. There was, said Mr. Ballard, a population of about 4,000 round the district of Mendelgief-road, and only one policeman on the beat. Mr. Paruall suggested ihat the matter should be brought before the Watch Committee. Defendants were fined 10s. eacii. TUESDAY. (Before Dr. PAINE, Mr. G. BIEU, and Mr. WILLIAM SAKDKKS. ) ONLY SIX PINTS THAT DAY."—Michael Haves, a powerful-looking navvv, was charged with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting Police-Con- stable Kingston in Bute-street on Monday. The police evidence showed that the prisoner was very drunk, and great difficulty was experienced in getting him to the station. During the journey he kicked Kingston violently on the leg. Prisoner said that ho had only had six pints of beer that day, and he was not so drunk as the constables had stated. A previous conviction having been proved, he was fined 20s. and costs; in default 21 days' imprisonment with hard labour. AN UNNATURAL FATHKK.—John HaH.ey, 43. well known in Cardiff, was charged on a warrant with neglecting to maintain his two children, who arn chargeable to the Cardiff Union. Relievitig-(,flwer Pritchard stated that tho prisoner would not support his children, and that a year ago, for the same olience, he was imprisoned for one- Sinco that time he had not noticed his offspring, and refused to contribute to their support. The Bench thought that as one month's imprisonment had had no effect he should be sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. WEDNESDAY. (Before Dr. WOOLLLTT, Mr. J. GlEBS, and Mr. T. J. BEYNON.) A NUISANCE TO SOCIETY.—Thomas Ingram, an elderly shoeblack, who now made his 50th appear- ance, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Dock-stroet on Tuesday. Ho picked up a stone when Police-Constable Colborne ordered him to go away, and, following the policeman up the street, flung it against the coat-of-arms over the office of the Italian Consul. Defendant promised to give up drink, and not get into trouble again. The Alagistrates' Clerk said he had made that promise many times before, and had not kept it. He was a nuisance to society, and was a fit subject for an institution for inebriates. The Bench sent him to prison for a month, and the Chairman intimated that if he did not behave himself when ho came out he would be sent back for a longer term. Prisoner: This will be the last. month I will serve. AN ARTFUL DODGER.—William James, a n.iddle- aged tramp, was charged With refusing to work at the House of Refuge for tramps. The master of the house (Charles Crane) said defendant. had been in the habit of goiug to the house on Satur. days so as to escape the work on Sundays. He refused to work on Monday, although certified by Dr. Jennings to be able to break the stones. He had been previously convicted for a similar offence. The Bench sent, him to prison for a month, where ho would be made-to work.
NEWPORT AND QHRIFTSTC[IUROH. SATURDAY. (Before Messrs. J. C. RARXIN-SOY, T. BSYVON, A, C. JONES, and 14. I1' Wo&LLVrr.) STEALING TOBACCO.—Henry Grays, aged 16, who had spent six years in a Clifton Industrial School, was charged with stealing a 20oz. packet of tobacco, the property of Simeon Warder, grocer, Penhow, on Saturday. He went into the shop to buy some biscuits, and after he left the tobacco was missed from the counter. Police-Constable James went after him and brought him back. The prosecutor did not wish hitu to be severely dealt with, and, a3 he pleaded guilty, the Bench ordered him to be kept in the cells, for two days. RIVAL'BUSMEN.—William Eastman, a 'bus driver, Maindee, was summoned for assaulting Joseph bryant, a driver of a 'bus for the Omnibus Com- pany. It was alleged that on Saturday evening Eastman drove the pole of his 'bus into the door of the 'bus driven by the complainant and threatened to pull Bryant's tongue out. Whan they reached Maindee an altercation took place, and Eastman threw stones nt Vrvant, one of which ftruck him on the side. Tho Bench fined defen- dant 10s. and bound him over to keep the peace.
SWANSEA. SATURDAY. A BAD BEGINNING.—A lad of thirteen, named William Mitchell Benjamin, formerly in the Union, but now living with some people who have adopted him at Morriston, was charged with stealing £ 3 from the shop of David John, at Morriston. Mrs. John deposed that, she saw the money in the shop desk ell Monday last, and missed it the same day. Police-Con- stable Evans (Morriston) spotte to arresting the defendant nt his home, and charging him with the theft, when he at once confessed, stating that he took some boys to Swansea,and with the money bought them some presents. The lad pleaded guilty. There was no previous conviction against the prisoner, but it was stated that he was addicted to pilfering, and was a pest to the neighbourhood. The Bench ordered him to receive twelvo strokes with a birch rod. WEDNESDAY. (Before Messrs. J. TBEV. JKNKIN and J. G. HALL.) ALLEGED THEFT OF A WATCH.—Andrew Clarke was remanded till Thursday on charge of stealing a watch, belonging to George Parker. AOULTKKATKD WHISKY.—John Davies, Beaufort Arm?, and David Rees, Woodman Inn, Blick- pil!, were charged by Inspector Giddings with selling adulterated whisky, and wero fined, the former £ 2, nnd the latter il. THKIT OF CIUABS.—For stealing two boxes of cigars, the property of Wm. J. James, Pontardu- lais, two lads, named William Walters and Daniel Morgan, were fined £ 1 each, or seven days' impri- sonment.
A-B!' RDARE. TUESDAY. (Before Mr. W. M. onTH, Stipendiary, Mr. R. H. RaTS, and Mr. D. P. DAVIES.) A MAGISTERIAL OPINION OF MOTHERS-IN-LAW.— In the course of the hearing of a case in which a man named John Oallaghan was summoned for assaulting his wife's mother, Mr. Rhys expressed himself very strongly with regard to the strife and contention provoked by the interference of mothers-in-law, and he said that in many instances they were a perfect curse. THE ALLEGED ASSAULT By A CONSTABLE AT TRKCYNON.—The case, adjourned from last week, in which Police-Constable John Bevan was summoned for assaulting David Howells was now withdrawn I
III" I DG SATURDAY. (Before the Rev. C. R. KNIGHT, Mr. R. W. LLKWELLYN, and Colonel WABLOW.) ASSAULTING A POLICEMAN.—James Thomas, labourer, Nantymoel, was sent to prison for ten (javs for assaulting Police-Constable Beynon on the 13th inst. He was also ordered to pay costs in a case of assault brought againrt him by John Jones, manager of the Nantymoel Hotel. DFSERTIC)N. _Edwai-d KeUy, driver, Llantrisant. was sent, to gaol for it month for deserting two of his children, and leaving them chargeable to the Bridgend Union.
CHEPSTOW, MONDAY. (Before Messrs. It P. JENKINS, E. J. LoWE, T. A. WALKKB, and Major COWBUBN.) POACHING.James Ashton, a notorious poacher, and Josiah Thomas, workers at the Tin Works, Caldicot, were charged with trespassing in pur- suit. of game on lands in the occupation of Mr. Oliver Norrie, at Portskewett. Sergeant Lewis and Police-Constable Dowding managed to catch the prisoners in the act. Mr. Davis, solicitor, de- fended, but tho case was proved, and the Bench inflicted a fine of 60s. and 8s. 3d. costs each, in default a month's imprisonment. GUY FAWKKS' NIGHT.—A UFLtelt of young fellows named W. Joy, J. Dobb, W. Jones, G. Cleave, W. Keys, J. Lewis, and others were ordered to pay a tine of 2s. 6d. each and costs for letting off fireworks in the streets on the 5th inst., and Charles Lee, an old offender, was fined 20, and costs for the Saute offence.
LLANDOVERY. SATURDAY. (Before Colonel D. E. JONES, chairman Captain JEFFKKYS, and Messrs. R. C. DAVYS and J. LEWIS.) The bench were occupied for hours in hearing summonses arising from assaults on the police, letting off fireworks, kc., on the 5th iust. The hall was crowded to excess. A DANGEROUS PRACTICE.—'Thomag Davies and David Jones, cleaners, were each fined 5s. and costs for kicking a lighted tar barrel through the streets on the 6th inst. ASSAULT ON THB POLICE. — David Thomas, cleaner, was fined 10s. and costs for assaulting Police-Constable Williams on the 5th inst. He was also charged with rescuing a prisoner on the same night, (the above-named T. Davies), find was fined 10s. and costs.—Daniel Edwards, butcher, for assaulting Police-Constable Wheeler on the 5th inst., was fined £ 1 and costs.—Seven other sum- monses for letting off squibs, &c., were dismissed. —Mr. Howells. of Llaneily, and Mr. Sinnett, of Llandovery, defended,
MERTHYR. MONDAV. (Before Ir. W. M. NORTH, stipendiary.) ASSAULTING THI: POLIcK-John Walsh was charged with buing drunk and disorderly find with assaulting Po'ice^ConstTblc Jenkins, of Deri, whilst in the execution of his duty. Prisoner was found misbehaving himself at the Merthvr Railway Station on Saturday and the constable ejected him. Outside he became very violent, Mid kicked the constable several times. Fined 20s. and costs, or a month's hard labour. WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. W. M. NORTH, stipendiary, and Dr. DYKE,) ROBBERY AT DOWLAIS.—John Keilly and Patrick Madigan were charged with elijing a coat, waist- coat, and shirt, the property of John Lewis and, further, with stealing a pair of boots belonging to James Madigan, the father of one of the prisoners, with whom they and Lewis lodged at 27. Brecon- street, Dowlais. The things appea red to have been actually stolen by Madigan, but they were pledged by the other man. Both prisoners were committed for trial at the next quarter session?. THKFT OF MONKT.—Johanna Sullivan was sen- tenced to a month's hard labour for stealing 5s. from the person of Thomas Morgan in the Royal Oak Inn, Merthyr.
PKNDERYN. WEDNESDAY. (P-efore Mr. D. E. WILLIAMS and Mr. W. PowrLL.) RKFUSiKQ TO QUIT.-Tienry Blanker, summoned for being drunk and refusing to quit, the Station Hotel, Cefn, when requested so to do by Mr. Gabe, the landlord, was fined 5s. and costs. BIUTACH OF THK SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.—Howe!' Williams, landlord of The Millers' Arms, CwmtatF, j was sued for keeping open his house for the sale of beer on Sunday, the 10th of October. Between eight and nine o'clock ia the evening a constable saw the defendant hand a tin containing beer to a man standing by the front door. A fine of 5s. and costs was imposed. There was no endorsement of the licence ordered. TKKSPASS.—George Trice was fined 40s. and costs for trespassing in search of gan:e on laud belonging to Mr. J. M. J. Harris, at Pendcryn. Mr. C. Kensliole, appeared in support of the sum- mons. ———
PONTYPRIDD. WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. IGNATIUS WILLIAMS, stipendiary magis- trate, and Mr. W. JONES ) NON-MAINTENANCB OF WIFE AND FAMILY.—David Evans, carpenter, Ton, was charged with deserting his wife and three children since April, 1S82. De- fendant had been in prison twice on a similar charge. The Relieving OiBcer said £ 53 2. was due to the union. Prisoner had been in good work making high wages, he being an excellent work- man, but had never sent a farthing to his wi.e. Sent to prison for three months. AN OLD GAOL B.IRD.-William Williams, aged 53 years, was stmt to gaol for a month for being found in the loft of the White Heart sti-bies, Pontypridd, on November 3. There was a turkey there. Two turkeys had been stolen from the loft a weak before. Prisoner, who lives at Llandaff, was convicted of stealing in 1S59, and sentenced to threo years' imprisonment. In 1867 he wad convicted again and sent for seven years' penal servitude. In 1874 again sent for seven years' penal servitude aud seven years' supervision. ASSAULTING A POLICKMAN.—Evan Miils was sent to prison for a month's hard labour for assaulting Police-Constable Hurford, at Treorky, on the 22nd iust. The constable found him asleep on a doorstep, roused him up, and, finding him drunk, took him to the police-station. He there kicked the constable several times, and otherwise assaulted him.
TREDKGAR. TUESDAY. (Before Dr. JAMES, Chairman, Dr. COATKS, and Dr. BUOWN.) DCVOTKI £ S oi TAN hJ<HLlS'l'IC .ll:'l'Watkin Powell and Thomas Jones were clwrged with com- mitting a breach of the peace by fighting, on the 2lat of November, at Tredegar. Police-Constable Wiicox gave evidence. Fined 2s. 6d. each and costs. or seven days in default. COLLAPSE ON AN ASSAULT CASE—John Wheel waa charged with committing an indecent assault ou a little girl unknown at Tredegar on the 20th iust. Tho girl was not forthcoming, and the man was discharged. Rumour has it that the said "little had suddenly decamped frum the town. A BBKCONSHI AS ARRILIATION CASK.—Charles Jones was summoned by Itioline Lewis, late of Brynsiwiog, Urccon, and who now resides at Alexandra-place, Sirlwwy, to show causa why he should uot contribute towards the support of her illegitimate child, born 011 September 24, 1635. Mr. Daniel Evans, of Brecon, prosecuted, and Mr. R. T. Griffiths, of Hay, ciMeoded, being instructed by Mr. E. H. Cheese, magistrates' clerk for the Clyro division of Brecousiiire, where rhe had been heard on three former oca."ions. TI.o defen- dant is the son uf a iurmot' ill tiio county of Brocon, and the girl had bean in vice with his parents. The case was dismissed for want oi suffi- cient evidence.
YSTRAT. MON DAY. (Before Mr. IONATIUS WILLIAMS, Siipcttdiarv Magis- trate, Dr. MORGAN, and Mr, K THUMAK.) ASSAULTING -A POLICIC-CONSTABL!—Lewis Wil. liams was charged with assaulting Police-Constable Lewis at Forth on the Sell inst. by striking him on the back of the head and i»i.jo on the shoulder. Tho assault was unpruvoked. rtent to prison for a month. ROBBERY.—-John Lloyd, a respectable young man, bearing a good character, was charged with stealing an axe and a tin of bsef from the shop of Thomas Hughes, grocer, Mardy, and was fined 40a., or a month's imprisonment.
ALLEGED Fl-AUD AT YSTRAD. A SERIOUS CHARGE. At Ystrad Police-court on Monday (before Mr. Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate; Dr. Morgan, and Mr. E. Thomas) William Eveleigh, of Treherbert, was charged with obtaining smrcli sums of money from different persons under the pretence that he was appointed to collect subscrip- tions for Thomas Lewis, who was injured in the Gelli Colliery twelve months ago. Two cases were proved.—The Vicar (the Rev. W. Lewis) was called for the defence, with the view of showing that, prisoner wasat his house on the moruing in ques- tion putting in banns of marriage, and had not time to get to the houses ut the hour indicated by tiie witnesses. The worthy vicar, however, was very uncertain about the time prisoner was at the Vicarage, so that the point failed.—Committed for triq.1. Defendant was then charged with three different attempts to obtain sums ot money by pretending ha was employed by the Ystrad Gas Company to collect money due. He told William Thomas, draper, Trealaw, he was the son of Mr. Lewii, who, i he said, was the manager of the gas works, and who wanted to collect £ 50 to put up new machinery. He said there was a lot of money out, and his father was wild about it. No person by the name of Lewis was in the service of the com- pany.—Prisoner was committed for trial.
DARING HIGHWAY ROBBERY AT NEWPORT. ESCAPE OF THE CULPRIT. A good deal of gossip has been current around the Docks at Newport respecting what appears to be a daring robbery of cash from th& offices of the Slipway, Shipbuilding, and Repairing Company at Brithdir Wharf. It appears that a ba; containing about 456, intended for the payment of wages, was placed in an inner room at the office on Saturday morning, and the clerk in charge did not pay much attention to the entranc I of a nilin who had formerly been clerk in the employ of a public accoun- ¡ tant who was engaged in going through tho books of the company. Turning, however, in less than five minutes to get SOlllC cash from the bag 1 he found the whole was missing and the intruding clerk had gone. It seems, from inquiries which were afterwards instituted, that the thief had previously chartered a sleariltu- to convey him from tho Alexandra Dock to Portisbead, and that immediately on becoming possessed of his booty ho sped off, got on board the tug. and had her steamed off. He is thought to have landed and mad a his escape by train before t.he police could I trace him.
ALLEGED CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH AT ACERCAii.N. At lliackwood Petty Sessions on Friday (before Dr. J. D. James, citairiviin, and the Rev. J. Griffiths) Rachel Lucas, a single woman, living at Abercurn, was brought up in custody under remand on a charge of concealmcnt of birth at Abercarn about four months ago. The charge was made by Ir. Superintendent Whitfield, who conducted the pro- secution, and Mr. T. S. Edwards, solicitor, defended. Evidence was given by John Main waring proving that he found the body of a child in the prisoner's Closet at Abercarn whilst cleaning it out on the 5t.h inst. Several witnesses gave evidence to the effect that prisoner wits fneeh\tt fntir months ago. Prisoner was acquitted.
ALLEGED FORGERY .\EAK~N K\V PORT. At Christchurch Petty Sessional Court on Tuesday Tom Price, son of the late guardian for the Paris!i of Goldcliffe, was brought before Dr. Woollett, and charged under a warrant with forging titp name of James Edwards, assistant-overseer the Parish of Goldcliffe, to a receipt given to Mr. Clifford Green, farmer, Goldcliffe, on pavnaert of his poor rates. Prisoner, whose father dfed about a fortnight since, absconded from the district at the time of the Derby, it being stated then that lie had fraudulently obtained about £100 from various ratepayers living in the parish. Prisoner was remanded on bail till Saturday.
WOUNDING AT DOWLAICJ. At Merthyr Police-court ou Monday Elizabeth Murphv, Dowiais, was charged with unlawfully and maliciously wounding George Douglas on Saturday night. It appeared that the prosecutor lodged at the prisoner's house, and that on the night in question a quarrel took place between him and her husband. In the course of a ecuffte which ensued prisoner struck the prosecutor on tiie head i with a jug, inflicting an incised wound which! penetrated to the boo#,—The learned Stipendiary made allowance for the fact of the woman having yielded to a natural iwpuiae in assisting her bus- band. and on this acooont lie dealt with the cast by way of fine, the penalty imposed being 15s. and costs, or 21 days.
DARING BURGLARIES AT DOWLAIS. SERGEANT CARTERS PREMISES BROKEN INTO. During the last three or four weeks several birglaries of n most, impdellt character have been perpetrated in Dowiais and the neighbourhood. A man named Joner, living in White-street, went on Sunday night to chnpel. and (thp door of the house beirg of 'hat old-fashioned and uncomfortable type which does r.ot come wiihin two inches or so of the ground) lucked the door, placing the key on the ground underneath, in or der that. if any of the family returned home before him, they might- i obtain the key and get in without waiting f.->r him. Whilst he w-as a way some person put his hand under the door, took the kev, and Thus got into the house. When the family returned they found the door open, and the cash-box, containing a bank book and a quantity of silver, stolen. A day or so later the box was found with the bank book in a brook, but the coins had been abstracted. So clue hilC; yet been gained by the police. On Thursday last the house of a collier residing at Pantywaun was broken into and about SOios. of bacon stolen. Gardens have been robbed in all parts of the town, but nobody hs a, up to liie present, been arrested for thesi thefts. On Monday night, however, perhaps the most, daring robbery that has ever been perpetrated at Dowiais was committed at the house of Sergeant- IusTuctor Carter, tha drill-sergeant of the Dowiais Volunteer Corps, and well known throughout Wales. The officer has recentiv gone to reside in "the Big House at Perigarnddu—a large tene- ment, furnished with out-tiou?cs for cattle, a large garden, &c\ On Monday r,i; hi t he family retired to rest about eleven o'clock, when everything was in its usual condition. AH slept soundly until the morning, but when Sergeant Carter went down- stairs he found t he wh de place had been ransacked during the night. He madf a diligent search ail over The house, bur could find no burglar. On going out to the back of the house he found the footmarks of two persons plainly visible in the soft earth. These two must, have been the robbers. '1*11(,qe n,us* ave be They first attempted to get, into the cow shed, probably thinking they would tind a crow- bar there. Th* door was slightly damaged, but otherwise little harm was done. From here ti footprints led to one of the windows in tile scullery. The largest pane of glass in the window there had been cut awtty with a diamond, and by this means one of the burglars must have entered the house. He opned the for Ids companion, and the two then ransecked the whole place, from the scullery to the parlour. Having obtained what they wanted, they retreated by the way they had come. A large box containing siiver and coopers (obtained from the sale oi' miik) la v on the kitchen table, and, strange to say. the thi eves left it, evidently thinking it was a sewing machine ton. The stolen goods, for the most part, consist of wearing apparel and pieces of fancy work. Altogether Sergeant Carter thinks that about £ 8 worth of goods has been stolen. The matter has been placed in the hands of the police.
THE LUNA WAY SKCRETAUY ] U'JM FERN DALE. At Pontypridd Police-court on Wednesday (before Mr. Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magis- trate, and Mr. Jones) Morgan Dyer was i brought up on remand, charged with embezzling moneys of the C3rd 'Fernda'e) Branch ot the Mon- mouthshire and South Wales Miners' Permanent Provident Society.—The case was partly heard and reported last, week.—Mr. Simons appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Morgan tor the defence.— The first witness now called wusMr. George Froom Stuciiev, IlJl\n32ièr of thy Cardiff Branch of the Bristol an; West of illghnd Bank and treasurer of the above-named 6ociety, who said there was no payment made b\' Dyer or for him in September last. On the 28th of September, 18S5, the sum of JC120 wao paid in; not £ 140.— Mr. Owen, general secretary of the society at Cardiff, said that since last hearing he had gone over prisoner's books in his presence, and the result arrived at was that the deficiency due from prisoner was ;C261 9s. 2d.—John Henry Davieg, assistant cashier at Ferndale Colliery, said he had known prisoner for nine years, and had always found him to be very honest And upright. A written testimony in his favour from Mr. Lewis Davis was also handed to the Bench.—After consultation, the Bench agreed t > deal with ths ease summarily. Prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. ¡ Chief Superintendent George Williams, Liver- pool, has written to Superintendent Mathews with respcct to the statement made by Morgan Dyer, who was convicted at Pontypridd on Wednesday of stealing £271, that he had bribed certain detectives ut Liverpool, and by that means was permitted to leave for New York. •Dyer had made that statement to Inspector Evan Jones. The facts were as follow, according to the chief superintendent's stakment :-On the 7th ultimo two detectives, who attended the shipping, having cause to suspect that Dyer was leaving tne country, Clandestinely took him into thi; river police oftl-jo on tIlt) Prince's Stage, at.d there, in thj preseuca of two Liverpool inspect ois of police, searched him. Upon him (Dyer) was fotind a bag marked him. Upon him (Dyer) was fotind a. bag marked G.P.O., containing £ 70 in gold. This, Dyer stated, was his quarter's salary. Tha Liverpool police authorities not having !'L'c,.jvf;d..o intimation that. such a man was wanted, he was aliowed to depart, and he proceeded in tiie name of Wm. Daviea for New York by the steamer Coptic. It: was not until the 15ih the Liverpool police learned that such a .uau was wanted by iha Pontypridd police. such & Lii,Li was wanted by iha Pontypridd police.
I A MON-MOUTHSHIIiK WILL CASE. P, E W. WILLIAMS, DAVIES l WILLIAMS. This case was heard in the High Court of Justice Oil Wednesday, and raised a curious question under the Real Property Limitation Act, which proviuos that an administrator claiming the estate of a deceased person of whose ehatte's he shall be appointed administrator shall be deemed to claim as if there liad been no interval oi time between the death of deceased and the grant of the letters of administration. It appeared that William Ualters died ititestate in i8S, possessed of five leasehold cottages at Abercat: and left surviving a widow and three children by a former wife. The wioo," entered into possession of three cottages, and retained pc)sses.ioii tllew until her death in 1859. She also diedmtestaU, laaving rive children by one Williams, her lirst husband. \V»u. Williams, ate of the Market Tavern, Abercarn, one of these five children, took out letters of administration to his mother's ejects, secured possession of all the cottages, and held them as his own until his death in 18bD. He made a will, by which he devised tU5 proppn v to the defendants, Sarah WiLiams, Marker Tavern, Abercarn, and Mr. John Thomas, Abercarn, upon trust to sell and divide the pro- ceeds among certain persons, of whom the plain- tiffs were two. No administration was ever taken out to William Walters until 1886, when it was Ukeii out. by one of the plaintiff, William Davies Iud Charlotte, his wife, of Stockton-on-Tees, and James Nicholas and Ann, his wife, of West Hartle- pool. Plaintiffs in effect claimed that the statutes of limitation had nor commenced to run until the grant of administration in 18SS. Defendants relied on the above-mentiored schedule of the Real Property Limitation Act. 1853, arid claimed that their testator, William Williams, had acquired an absolute title to tiie cottages against all persons claiming under Walters.—Mr. Me1 hold (instructed by Mr. Chilton, Stockton-on-Tees), for plaintiffs, contended that the section in question d.d not apply.— Mr. Archioalu Allen (instructed bv Messrs. Gustard and Llewellin, ^Newport;, for deten- dants, submitted that it did. and that the action must be dismissed with costs.—Mr. Justice Stir- ling held that the section applied for oil purposes, and, after making a declaration that Wm. Wiiiiams had become, entitled to the cottage?, dismissed the action, without costs, giving defendents liberty I to take their costs out of the estate of William Williams.
I' A HEARTLESS IMPOSTOR AT PEXTYROH. At Pontypridd Police-court on Wednesday (be- fore Mr. Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magis- trate, and Mr. W. Jor.es) Owen Gibbon Edwards, a man with one leg, was charged with obtaining 1 lodgings under false pretences.—luizabeth Brewer, whose husband worked at Clydacli Vale, stated that on the 29t:i of October defendant. came to her house and asked il Mw. HreWtr lived there. Seeing a stranger alarmed her, as Sl.e feared some- thing had happened to her busbar,a. In answer to an inquiry defendant said. 111p-fe I nOl,luug the matter. 1 am your husband's master, and have brought a message from him. I am going to I Cardiff, but not to-nigtit. I have found d beautiful situation for your husband as overman on top. He will get £2 5s. a week, house and garden, lire and Your SON is to be weigher at 25s. a week, and you are to have 5s. a fortnight for cleaning the ofiice." She told him her sou was not sdnlar enough to be weigher, bur he )t piied. Oh, yes he is, for we have tried him. Toe C lydacii Vale Co. have bought the Treherbert Works, and J am appointed travelling manager. Litter on lie asked her to lend him 3. 01 3s. 6d. until lie got change. She lent him 3*. 6d. because she believed his story. He kept his scat after having had tsa, ana every w.w and then, looking at the clock, said, "I muat be going." He thus continued until three o'clock m the morning, when he bounced upstairs and got into the only available bed, tie witness having to sit un all night in con- sequence. H« remained in bud until half-past ten next morning, and then said it was too early for him to get up, but she went and told him he must ger up. On coming d*'w;i his first question was, Have you killed a fowl for me this morning for breakfast ;J" He then wanted to borrow Is. more. —Mr. Superintendent Mathews asked for a re- mand, as thete. Aer, two other charges against the prisoner.—Remanded for a week.
FURIOUS DRIVING AT DINAS. A GIRL KNOCKED DOWN. At. I'irad Pobce-court on Monday (before Mr. Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate; Dr. Morgan, and Mr. E. Thomas) Henry Jumes and Wm, Pritchard, of Treherbert, wete charged with furious driving. It appeared that on the 31st of October Pritchard, on horseback, and James, driving a horse and tmp, passed though Dinas at a gailopatsix o'clock in the evening, just as per- sons were going to places of worship. They called out to a girl, but she did not ir»uve out of the way (she was deaf), and the trap knocked her down. She lias beet, suffei-in,, from the effects ever since. J -James was fined 40s. aud costs, and Piitchard was ordered to pay the costs, 19j. 2J. J ¡
BANKRUPTCY OF A NEWPORT DRAPER. LIABILITIES, £ 2,485. The public examination of Raphael Houghton, wholesale draper and outfitter, of Fairoak-avenue, Maindee, Newport, and who had also for a short time carried on business at Barry, was beid at Kewport. Bankruptcy Court on Monday.—Th» debtor (for whom Mr. Bailhache appeared) in reply to the Official Receiver, said be first commenced business at Redruth, in Cornwall, in the year 1871 or 1S72, without capital. He continued there about ten or twelve years, and then removed to Newport, where he entered business with about, £ 1,000. He purchased some packmen's rounds from a person at Merthyr, and from time to time added others. His weekly takings had averaged from £ 30 to 170. Ho used to gauge his position at. intervals of about twelve or eigiiteen months, and up to within very recently always found himself in a good position. About twelve months ago he considered, from a rough estimate, that he owed £ 1,500, and that he had in the' business and in securities about zC7,000 or 18,000. or a surplus ot about £ 5,000. That calculation (after making deduc- tions for depreciation of value) was based upon the | assumption of the business being a going concern, though if the goods were put up at a forced sale the surplus would not be so large. His liabilities were now set down at £ 2,4B5, and his assets j at i879 14s. OJ. The Official Deceiver: How do you account tor t!i, great diminution i of assets in twelve Tb,)nl I have set several young men up in business, but on account of the depression, and feeling that there was no | responsibility on their sliouldars, these young men have thrown up their: ounds, and the bills they gave me to sccure the purchase money are returned worthless. In consequent* of a difficulty arising with reference to a Cardiff firm, debtor was pressed for money in October lat, and agreed to sell some of his rounds by aticlio:i,stnd hand the proceeds j over to Messrs. Arthur and Co., of Glasgow, who were to make him an advance of £ 400. The rounds fetched £1.1(1), and he was now indebted to Messrs. Arthur £1,200. Debtor went on to sav- that he convened a meet- ing of his creditors on .November 8 with a view of making new arrangements, but nothing came of tha matter except a decision that ha was to file a petition.-The Official Receiver said this a case in which an outside trustee would be appointed, who would further examine the debtor. Ho (the receiver) would, therefore, only now a&k for an adjournment for & week for the trusiee to be appointed.—This was agreed to.
THE BANKRUPTCY uF THE HLV. JOHN VAUGHAX CLOSE OF THE PUBLIC EXAMINATION. The adjourned pubhc examination of the Rev. John Vaughan, Baptist minister, of Park View House, Panrheolgerrig, was held before Mr. Regis- trar Lewis, at Merthvr, on Wednesday. Mr. W. L. Daniel, official receiver, conducted the exami- nation Messrs. T. L. and J. O. White appeared for the debtor; and Mr. Gwilym C. James and Mr. J. Vaughan represented creditors. As an the previous occasion, the court was crowded, and considerable interest was manifested in the proceedings. The debtor was questioned with respect to the accounts he had tiled since the last hearing, from which it appeared that from 1875 co June of the present year sums amounting to 1;4,011 had been borrowed upon Horeb Chapel, Penrheolgerrig, and jEnon Chapel, Georgetown. Re-payments of principal had been made during that period to the extent of ZZ,404, while payments bad been made on account of interest to the amount of £ 1,024. Three suws amounting to £ 1,100, the debtor said, had been borrowed prior to 1875—the loans commencing in 1872—and a portion of that money was still owing. There was now due on Horeb £ 1.607, aud on A^noa £ 190. Between 1880 and October, 1886, £ 401 13s. 6J. had been borrowed upou tho debtor's property at Penrheol- gerrig, and the property during tiiat time had cost him £ 478 19s. 2d„ indicating a loss of £ 77 19s. 2d. That deficit, the debtor explained, had been paid out of money received from his wijfe. One of the acc .>unts urdered by the court, which now appeared on the tile, disclosed a loss cf £ 40 on a bazaar. SÚIJHJ of thi articles were now in the debtor s possession, and he said he had intended that they should be put in another enterprise of the same kind contemplated to take place at the end of this year; but he declared his willingness to hand them over at once to the Official Receiver for the b< nclit of the creditors. Asked what hope lit had of ever teing in a position to re-pay the heavy loans contracted at the time cf the borrow- ing, Mr. Vaughau said his hope was that things would improve, and that by degrees they would be able to get the debt down by making an appeal to the public, and by putting forth an extra effort themselves. Excepting as to the JE190. all the chapel icaus now tiutstziiiding, tlie debtor pointed om, had baeti borrowed on Horeb, but he can- sidered that jHaon and Horeb, being one Church, were jointly liatole.-The examination was declared closed. ■
THE WATER SUPPLY AT LLENELLY. I SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LOCAL BOARD. A special oioating oi the Lhineliy Local Board of Health was held in the Town-ball, Llaneily, on Tuesday, tc take into consideration a report on the Cwmliieai Reservoir, prepared by Mr. F. C. Stile* man. a London engineer. There were present Messrs. Ernest Trubahaw (chairman;, Richard Nevill, John Bourne, David Thomas, John Hopkins, II. J. Howc-li, J. Beavan Phillips, David Randell, Daniel Davies. Joseph Mavbery, Hcn"y Baker, and Henry Tiiomus.Mi-. Stileman, in his report, recommended that an embankment be formed across the reservoir at the point where the River Liiedi fails into it; on the emoankrnent a masonry weir to be constructed, to forta the inlet into the reservoir, and also to direct the flood water into a by-wash, to bo made on the cast side of the reservoir to its south t'!Jd, there to discharge ir.to the present masonry over- flow. The slopes of the reservoir should be trimmed and pitchsd, say, 2ft. above top-water, and 6ft,. below. The approximate estimate for these works was £ 10,300, including £1.,800 for pipes. —After a desultory conversation, the Chairman moved i.-id Mr. Mavbery seconded a proposition, declaring that it was desirable that a bj-wasn to the Csvmlliedi Reservoir should be constructed.— Mr. D. Randell said he thoroughly approved of the resolution. At present the water was certainly not fit for domestic purposes.—Mr. John Bourse remarked that it was hardly fit for manufactur- ing, not to speak of domesLic, purpùees.- Thif opinion was shared by Mr. Joseph Mayuery.-Upon being put to the meeting, the resolution was carried with but two dissentients, viz., Mr. Bourne, who insisted that it was desirable to name a lin-it to the amount to be expended in the construction of a by-wash; and Mr. H. J. Howell, who felt that the necessity for a by-wash had not been shown to exist.—A proposiiion, moved bv Mr. John Hopkins, seconded by Mr. David Thomas, that the borough surveyor be entrusted with the work of d"awiti £ out plans and specification of th? proposed works, was negatived.—Mr. H. J. Howell moved that Mr. Stileman s terms be asked for preparing plans and specification cf the proposed works and for superintending the scheme also his terms for pre- j paring plans, &c., in case the scheme should rot be adopted.—Mr. beavan Phillips seconded the proposition, and it was carried unanimously.—Mr. Mavbery gave notice of motion to the effect that, provided Mr. Stilcman's terms were satisfactory, he be asked to propare plans and specification for the works at Cwmlliedi Reservoir specified in his report.—This terminated the proceedings.
I NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting was held at the Kewport Council Chamber on Tuesday, when there wei-el present—Mr. Hoskins (mayor), in the chair; Aldermen Lyne, Jacob, and Jones; Messrs. Gibbs, Phillips, Faulkner, A. C. Jones, Evans. Goidswortby, I Marsh, C. D. Phillips, Beynon, Sanders, T. Jones, Parnall, Fothergill, Buzzer, Goss. and Pugsley. WORKS AND GENEBAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE. Alderman LYNE read a report cf a meeting held on the 18th instant, j A recommendation was made that the Parlia- mentary Debating Society be allowed the use of the Assembly-rooms ou Tuesday evenings, subject to a nominal payment of 10s. peruight for gas, and on condition that the corporation do not require it for an other purpose.—This was agreed to.- The committee recommended that the council accede to the application of the school Hoard for three offices and use of No. 1 Committee. room for board meetings at 1;50 per aunum.- Alderman JACOB spoke in support of the reconn- mendation, and said a saving would be effected to the ratepayers by this anangeinern. The recommendation was adopted. Mr. J. Firbank's tender of £137 10s. for Skinner- street improvements was accepted; Mr. Jesse Bailey's teuder for lamp pillars and frames for twelve months, at 22s. 10d., Was adopted as also were Messrs. Jordan's tenders for twelve months, at 13s. each, for lamp lanterns, and aiteriug exist- ing lanterns to new patterns at Is. 2d. each. It vvas reported that a letter liad been received from Mr. Smythe directing attention to an encroachment at Stow Peirk-road, caused by frontagers planting shrubs, and the town-clerk was instructed to write to Meeifs. Watkins, archi- tects. This had been done, but. it was understood that the matter required soma little consideration on the part of the residents of the locality. THE PROPOSED INFECTIOUS DISEASES HOSPITAL. The next matter discussed was that of provid- ing an Infectious Diseases Hospital in Friars' Field or elsewhere, and determimttg upon an answer to be given to the Local Government Board in reply to their repeated applications on the subject. After some discussion it was decided that a special meeting of the council should be called to deal with this question. THE QUEEN'S JUBILBE. Two matters were set, down ou the agenda paper relating to the Queen's jubilee. After a little con- versation, it was decided to call a meeting of the council in committee to consider the question. T'ROPOSKD FRES LIBRARY AT PILL. Tha MATon intimated that it was his own per- sonal desire that Newport should do something with respect to the celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, and his idea was to fret a Free Library established at pill. Speaking for himself, he was determined to leave no stone un turned to attain that object, and he believed that Lord Tredegar would not be tilow to render evtry assistance in the matter. THK PAEUAHEMAIIY SOTICKS. I Mr. Goss mentioned that he observed in the I local papers not ices of Rills to be brought before Par- liament. He thought it would be well if the town- clerk and the surveyor did not lose sight of the matter, and let the Parliamentary Committee be acquainted with anything that it was important to keep in view.—It was understood the matters would receive attention. There was no other business.
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BEDWELLY nOAIUJ OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the above board was held at the Workhouse, Tredegar, on Wednesday, Major W. H. Powtsll occupying the chair. Mr, C. WiddowRon occupied the vice-chair, and bb Ll- lawing guardians wete also presem r—Messi*. L. P. Graveno, G. R. Hams. p, W P!iil!irs, B. PhU. J. J. Williams, W. Griffith*, A. Tilney, Prothoroe. T. Henry, pnd E. Katr»uud5 Aruorg the items on the agenda was :i notice of ruot-Amr b, the vice-cMtrman to pay Mr. i\ Phillips for Lit i services ns in-iuirr officer for a period of t w jyetirs nncf eight months. Mr. P.I)illips hpd rer formed tobe elti-s in connection with the ottie. without being app need, ana several member.* among whom wr.s Mr. Gravenor, were of opinior tMat lie should be recompensed. r; G. R Harris however, was not in favour of paying IJr. t'uiiitpt rnvthin", a,â lie sr.id Mr. (iravenor't, ivasou v,»« because Mr. PniUh drank beer at Mr. Gravenor s house (tho Fr- f'Cjason's .-Tliis led to r,>. crimination, Mr. Gravenor statin" that Mr. Harris supported the applications of i,aupt-i-q from tiie other siaf (Garnrach; beeause they deo.it. at his shop.—For some t:n e Uw hoard wtis in an uproar, and the Chairman sug?e«r,e.1 the desirability putting the wo gentictren tc n room together.— Tiio Vic--Ciiii,rairtn proposed that Mr. Phillips be paid £ 10 tor iiis services.—Iv?«\ W. Griffiths j seconded.—Mr. (1-, R. Harris moved, and Mr. A. Tiiney seconded, that no •payment at aii h« m-ide. ;—Seven guaidians voted for the resolution, or ly the proposer and seconder for the amendment, uft-3 three remained neifntl. The amendment accordingly lost.—Mr. T. T. Birehan:, ner Kajesty's inspector, was present to discuss* the proposed division 01 Aberystrnth parish into wards, and t'-ti question of aadi;:o*y.u guardians for Ishle.wrcoed. Mr. HIcilam a^rce 1 to t he inst proposal, but it was decided that the board re-consider the ether matter, and ap; rnt a "oech1.! day to meet Mr. fiircham and discusi Tiii* war all the impor- tant business.
TENBY OORPOKViloN AM) TH l TOWS WALLS. At the adjourned spscial meeting ol tll", Tenby Town Council on Tuesday, under \.it" presidencv of the Mayor t Aiderman W. E. IiichardsI, D" D A. r' Reid drew attention to the slate of the town wall, consequent upon one of the members of the oooncii, Mr. Jionvilie,, having broken two openings in them for the purpose of making door- ta,arr s. Tiie action of Mr. Boriv ii ie, on the sanction of t majority of tiie then Town Council, h:18 givfti rise t.o a Chancery suit, at the instance of Mr. Claude Webster, the owner of the f"ef'h,ld adjoin- ing; the town wall on the South Cliff Estate, who ha obtained an injunction against Mr. Bocvilie and the corporation, restraining !.lwn-, entei. ing a certain plantation on his (Mr. Webster's) property, on winch rhe openings h.tve been made. Mr. Bonville. at a meeting on the 28th of October, with the object of slaying the Chancery suit, volunteered to build up the openings, and the council accepted h;s oftei. H.; has not yet done so, and, consequently. Dr. Kad brought his cop- duct before the meeting on Tuesday.Mr. Bon- ville now set up a claim of ownership to the town all. and declined to be bound byfcis prom ise.-j k was agreed, on the motion of Dr. JieiQ. seconded by Mr. W. Wiihams, that if the apertures in the town wall be not filled up within one month from that date the surveyor be instructed to do the work on behalf of the corporation, after obtaining the consent of Mr. Webster to enter the plantation for the purpose. Carried.-It was also agreed to memorialise the Great Western anJ L(',naon n North-Western Railway Compa.nies to improve train service to Tenby by reinstating the through coaches to Tenby during the winter, so as to avoid the inconvenience of changing at Carma- then end Wiiiti.&nJ.-The corporation havj.j/ recently given notice to all their tenants of land to quit their holdings on the 29th of September next, it was agreed, on the motion of Mr. J. A. Jenkins seconded by Mr. W. Williams, that the town-clerk be instructed to withdraw that notice from each of the tenants.
THE AGITATION FOR REDUCING HOUSE RENT AT MOUNTAIN ASli. The following circular has been !II('tH f. iie bouseowners at Mountain Ash by tl)L, Woiku»fcn"a Committ,L,o Mountain Asli, November 15, 1886. Dear 8ir,—At a general masting of householder s held at the Allen's Arms, Mountain Ash, November 1, 1886, the following resolution was passed That we, thebouseholders of Mountain Ash. betiei-t the house rent too high considering the great depression in trade and reduction of wages, therefore we tbiak the landlords should reduce the rents and gympathise m-it iA the struggling poor during these b&d Umt». We, therefore, humbly appeal to you to give the above resolution your kind consideration, and grant our request.—On hfbaif of the commi. E. J. BKITTEN, 61, Cardiff-road. Mountain Ash.
FATAL COLLIERY ACCIDENT AT MOUNTAIN ASH. On Tuesday, in the Navigation CoUit-ry, Moun tain Ash, Giles Williams, a respected coilier, agec 68 years, was kilied by a larga clod tailing upot him. The body was carried home, where it awaiu an inquest. The deceased was oue of the oIIS- inhabitants of the place.
POSTAL SERVICE AT SULLY. The post-office Qfficials announce that, en and from Monday next, the 29th inst., Suily will be served froai Penarth, and correspondence- from that place should be tiddrespeti 11 Near Penarth," and TOT, as now, Near Cardiff.