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.