WEEK BY WEEK. A. Roath shoemaker has the following announcement in his window:—"Ladies sold and healed, 2s. 6d." Alderman Carey, J.P.. is resting in the land of Egypt. He has an idea of securing one of the pyramids for Cathays Park. Evidently believing in the luck of a good name. a new local coal company bears the title of Empire Collieries (Limited). It seems to' us that the quickest way of ridding the Patagonian Welshmen of thoir grie- vances would be for the settlers theui^ves to get up and annex the Argeutine Relltiudc. On the way from Bridgend to Llantriaant a correspondent saw lambs, primroses, and a thrush's nest with two eggs. He wants to know if any other truth-teller can beat this. The most untidy flag in Cardiff is that which hangs over the American Consulate. l'ne atars and stripes have almost disappeared, and people are v/ouderuig whether it is a memento of the American Civil War brought over by Major Jones. Swansea is going to dump so mach work into the assizes at Cardiff next month that it is computed that about thirty Swansea policemen will be up here to give evidence. They are already talking about swearing in special con- stables to fill the vacant places. Footballers will be interested in knowing that the Rev. W. A. M'Millan, the new minister at the Presbyterian Church, Cardiff, is an old Scottish international. No doubt Mr. M'Millan has views about the why and the wherefore of that international match which hasn't yet come ofT. "By a singular coincidence," says "M. A. which seems to have got hold of entirely new information, "Sir William Thomas Lewis is a descendant of the old Lewis family which owned the Glamorganshire eitaies which passed by marriage to the Bute and Windsor families." Mr. E. R. Moxey is at Bournemouth for a very necessary change, as he is far from well these days. But his indisposition does not weaken his humour. "I am here in deck," he says, "requiring heavy repairs when I came." Fortunately, there is prospect of his speedy discharge, cured. For sometime past Mr. W. Brace has been an enthusiastic cyclist, and it is probable that "Mabon" wilt shortly follow his example, and look 'to the wheel for amusement in his .eisure hoursi Very soon there will be a sliding-scale cycling club, for among the masters there are several ardent devotees of the wheel. Lord Justice Ghitty was no stranger to Glamorgan. Throughout the autumn of 18911 his lordship and his family resided at Miskin Manor, Pontyclun, when Judge Gwilym Williams was away on the Continent. Lord Justice Chitty was an enthusiastic angler, and spent a. great deal of his time with rod and line on the Ely River, which runs through the grounds. It has been left to Dr. Fox, the Cardiff Quaker, to find out that the newspapers are making a great mistake in football matters. On great occasions the papers publish portraits of the heads of the player-. Th-s is a mistake, says the doctor, for what would be useful would be portraits of their feet and legs. We didn't know Dr. Fox such an enthusiast in football. The Rev. G. B. Jones, rector of Llanallgo, whose death is recorded this week. was one. of the staunchest Welsh Nationalists that ever lived. He was born in the most Welsh county in Wale-—Anglesey—and there he returned to die. Still, this chip of Paris Moun- tain added to his good Welsh Christian name, Griffith, that of "Bees," which ho borrowed from Cumberland. Miss E. P. Hughes, principal of Cambridge Training College for Women, has been in indif- ferent health for some time, and will resign her present important post at Easter. A rest of at least twelve months will follow. Miss Hughes is cne of the busiest and most progressive edu- cationists connected with the Principality, and everybody will hope she will speedily secure complete restoration to health. Lord a<a(l Lady Wimborne do not intend to be in London this season, and Wimborne House has been let until the end of July to Mrs. G-oelet. Wimborne House was formerly owned by the Dukes of Hamilton: and previously by the Dukes of Beaufort. The mansion was pur- chased in 1869 by Lord Wimoorne (then Sir Ivor Quest), who has spent an enormous sum of money in alterations and improvement.a. There i& a splendid ballroom, which is superbly decorated. It would seem that we have something to do with keepmg down the death-rate in Cardiff. In a review of the "Public Health in 1898," the author.tative Local GJvrnment Journal epeaks as follows"Cardiff stands well, with a creditable rate of 15; but Cardiff has an excellent corporation, and if that is not enough there is the 'Western Mail,' one of the very best of provincial newspapers, to keep civic magnates well awake and the town in the very front rank." Here is an illustration of business smartness as the term is understood at Cardiff Docks. One of the big coal magnates wanted to buy a street corner for a site for offices, and negotia- tions were opened. A shipping magnate heard of it. and, learning that fifty pounds still sepa- rated the parties, he went to the owner of the cprner, offered the sum asked, and secured the property. This he is new willing to let the ooal magnate have for a sum of £300 in excess of the amount first asked. There will be thirty or forty Swansea people in Card!.tI during the assizee over one cue. alone. They are trying (says a Swansea cor- respondent!) to arrange special trains for weekly tickets to get home o'nights, as they feel that Cardiff would be unsupportable for more than twelve hours at a time. [We are asked to let the paragraph appear in the fore- going form to enable the baldheaded Swansea husbands to show their wives that it isn't their fault if they have to stop in Cardiff o'nights.] The picrhead business at Cardiff is not over yet. The chairman of the Adamsdown Ward Liberal Association has received a requisition, eigned by twelve ratepayers, asking him to call a meeting at which the representatives of the ward shall be asked to attend and give an account of their stewardship. Councillors Bobinson and Chappell are, of course, all right. but OQuncillor Andrews was a member of the "secret" committee, and there is no knowing what may happen when he gets up to defend the action of that "infamous" body. A curious story is being told of how Dr. Pakenham-Walsh, who recently resigned tha Bishopric of Ossory, proposed to his wife. He was at a dinner party, and was seated beside the lady of. his choice. In the course of the dinner he found that he had been helped to tha "wishing-bone," and he pulled for the wish with his neighbour. Tha little V-shaped bone was broken, and, the bishop having secured the "wish," whispered to his fair companion, as he laid down his part of the bone: "Will you lay your bones with my bones?" She blnshingly whispered an assent, and after dinner the engagement was announced. It may with truth be said of the late Mr. Tom Edwards that he was one of the cheeriest men in Glamorgan. He had a cheery fa.-e a cheery voice, and a cheery manner, a.ad in a crowd he would, from where lie flat or stood, send cheerfulness into an ever-widening area the while he talked. This was, of course, till illness* laid hold of him and battled stub- bornly with the breezy spirit and the sunny disposition. It was an unequal battle, for it ■was the unconquerable that conquered in the end. but there are many thousands in Gla- morgan who will think kindly of cheery Tom Edwards when they read this morning of his death. Pontsam is rightly regarded as one of the redeeming lights to dismal Dowlais and melan- choly Merthyr. It yields the inhabitants of the great iron and coal districts some idea of the pastoral beauty which formerly charac- terised the valleys of Wales before Vulcan assumed government, and in the season is looked upon in a wide radius as a pic-nic haunt for all kinds of parties, young and old. An idea is now being carried out that the mountain stream, which has been doing pleasant duty to lovers for generations, should also play its part in the practical realities of life, and we hear that it is to work a dynamo and yield electric light to one of the favourite resorts of the neighbourhood. A rapidly-increasing crowd in St. Mary-street on Monday laughed upro-ariously. It a simple thing that made them do it. Outside the Dorothy Restaurant there stood a hand. truck bea.ring boxes of oranges, one of the boxes with the lid taken off. Quite close stood a railway trolley, and. as the men in charge of irolley and handcart were away, the horse went for the oranges. The intell gent creature seemed, to know that his good fortune would not last long. for the way he gobbled up those -■►ranges showed absolute enthusiasm. Bv and eye the driver, attracted by the laughter, through the window, and saw the pic- Tiic. Out he rushed, but it made him perspire to pull the horse's head out of the orange box. When it did come out. streams of juice ran off the animal's mouth, but the animal's general demeanour was that of one who realised that he had had a good time. Reference was made last week in the "Weekly Mail" to the reported sale by the Board of Works of the famous Menai Suspension Bridge for £15,000. This bridge was built b" Telford and cost £120,000. It was opened to the public on Monday. January 30. 1826, by the Royal London and Holyhcad mail coach. conveying the London mail for Dublin. An old announcement giving this adds that David Oavies was the coachman and William Bead the guard. Old writers say that the bridge was foretold by Robin Ddu, the bard, who WTote: Til rise and dress myself in Mona's isle. •Then in Caerlleon to breakfast stay awhile; In Erin's land my noontide meal 111 eat, Seturn and sup by Mona's fire of peat." Doubters of this being a prophecy say that ltobin lived near Holyhead, that near the town one day he found two vessels, one called Caer- lleon and the other Ireland, and that he break- fasted in one, dined in the other, and walked home to his own fire of peat. It is said that Alderman David Jones has I attended more banquets than any six men in Cardiff. It is announced that Mr. Savage Landor received £5,OOù from Mr. Heinemann for the story of his experiences in Tibet. There are more grandfathers to the square yard in the Cardiff Town Council than could be found in any other public body in Wales. Llwyd ap Iwan is the silent member of the Patagonian deputation to this country, but this scarcely justifies the "Standard" calling him Lloyd ap Swan. Mr. Sylvester Home has a pretty name. which sounds quite ecclesiastical. In Welsh Sylvester takes the form Silfed, a saint to whom several early churches were dedicated. A young poet who has just published a book of Welsh poems defended himself by saying. "It keeps the wolf from the door. "Ah," was the reply, "you read them to it, then?" A furniture firm makes this announcement: —"When a man's in love. that's his business; when a girl's in love, that's her business; when they get married, that's our business"; and then follows a furniture price list. Magisterial busiuess ia looking up since the strike, and the fraternity of inebriates are contributing more than ever to the county funds. There were upwards of 40 case-s of drunkenness before the court at Merthyr on Monday. If a coincidence goes for anything the Welsh bishops will be found pouring oil on the troubled waters of the crisis in the Church. For the first letter in t.he surnames of the four prelates —Owen. Lewis, Edward3, and WUiiams-give olew, the Welsh for oil. A tablet to the memory of Lieutenant R. S. Grenfell, who fell at the Battle of Omdurman, whLe attached to the 21st Lancers, has been placed in All Saints' Church at Aldershot by Lieutenant-colonel the Earl of Airlie and offers of the 12th (Prince of Wales's Royal) Lancers. It is a mistake to think that Quakers are not given to thinking in the lighter veins. Dr. Charles Fox, M.R.C.S., the well-known Cardiff Quaker, was dealing with the slowness of public officials, and said that the reason why such a quantity of foolscap is used by officials is that they are so stationery. With Lady Wimborne as the good fairy, a very thorough transformation is being effected at Dowiais iiouxe. A large contingent of workmen are busily engaged in denuding the place of the company's commercial habiliments, and soon We historic pile will re-gain .ts former high estate as a. residence of the Guest family. To be a public man in Cardiff is not all honey. For one thing, it lays you open to uncomplimentary observations. A Cardiff county councillor, for instance, has just received a. post-card addressed, "Councillor Infernal Fraud." This is not nice, especially' when the postman just bumps it down without remark. During thf-past few weeks the "Schoolmaster" has been inviting names of school board mem- bers who have served longest without a break. Five have served since 1871, and amcng them is Mr. Own Price, J.P., of Nantyrharn, Cray, Breconshire. who has been a member of tha Cray Board since its formation, in 1371, and has been chairman since 1872. What a world this would be if the expressed wish of every drunken man received fulfilment. In a case of drunkenness heard at Merthyr on Monday the defendant had offered to fight any man in Troedyrhiw. whilst another pot-valiant fellow, more ambitious, had expressed a red desire to take on the best man in all Glamor- ganshire, policemen preferred. Judges are complaining that when they come to Wales they get no work to do. Let them wait a bit! When they get to Glamorgan they will find a calendar which is likely to break the record for the length of time it will take to exhaust, and the judges may well regard their tour through the other Welsh counties as affording an opportunity to recu- perate and to store up energy. After a very rough passage, the Mayor of Cardiff has arrived at Almeria, in pain, where he possesses the ore mines, railways, and appa- rently everything worth having in that dis- trict. In a letter written on the 14th inst. he states that the weather is about as hot as in our best August in Wales. He intended starting for the heart of the Sierra Mountains on the following day, and must not be expected back until the end of the next month. What is the matter with the Welshmen of Mr. Lloyd-George's constituency? The mayor of Carnarvon has been denouncing the grow. ing tendency to anglicise the Welsh names of streets in the town, and asks why, in the name of conscience, did the inhabitants of such a Welsh town wish to change "Stryt y Llyn" into Pool-street, "Pont Briqd" into Bridge-street, "Y Maes" into Castle-square, and "Pendist" into Turf-square. Apropos of the Welsh National Festival at St. Paul's, the Commissioner of the City of London Poiice has arranged again this year that all the policemen on duty in and about St. Paul's Cathedral during the service shall be Welsh. The curious cockney in the neighbourhood of St. Paul's last St. David's Eve was much puzzled at finding all the policemen in that locality directing the people hither and thither in an unknown tongue. When the masons of the Homend Estate. Herefordshire, were digging for sand :n an old gravel pit in an orchard two or three days ago they unearthed a skeleton 6ft. lin. long. The bones were in sound condition, and the teeth perfect. The head lay on two flat stones, and the body was line with the drift of gravel which had not been disturbed. As there was a, bone needle lying near, it is supposed the remains-were prehistoric. All these, details showing that Mr. Pritchard Morgan s Chinese province is as large as Eng- land and' France combined and has a popula- tion as large as that of Amer.ca makes it more clear than ever to us that Mr. Morgan ought to be made an honorary member of the Concert of Europe in order to work the uni- versal peace idea in Asia. An angry man with seventy million people behind him. and Merthyr in reserve, is a danger to creation. Narberth is. just now suffering from a novel strike. It is not a strike of labour against capital, but capital against the ratepayers. It appears that the bill of the gas company for lighting the public lamps was disputed by the parish council, who demanded a reduction. The gas company refused, but the parish council stuck to their demand, and the result is that the gas company struck and cut off the public supply, and Narberth at night is in the unique predicament of having to pray for the enlightenment of its streets. "Seen the Cambrian report?" said one coal- owner to another last week. "Yes." "What do you think of it?" "Why, that while 1 was about it, instead of reporting a profit of £99660 13s.. I would have gone .n for a hundred thousand pounds at once." "Friend," was the reply, "dost not remember the old joke of the American traveller who shot 99 rooks one morn- .ng, and being told that he might as well have claimed a hundred, reminded his neighbour that he couldn't think of perilling his life for one blooming rook." It is recorded that the Porthcawl District Council gave way to mirth last week. This risible affray was occasioned by a letter from a. house owner who asked if the order to connect his houses w.th the sewer could be left in abeyance for a time, as there was only one life in the lease, and that was in its seventy- seventh year. It was here that the council fell to laughing discordantly, the clerk con- tinuing to read that the man would "after- wards" promise to renew the lease, and build in accordance with the bye-laws of the board. One of the most singular of relics in country churches, as showing old-time customs now quite forgotten, is to be seen in the little church of Llaneilan. Anglesea, in the form of a pair of "do;-tong3." The good folk of Llaneilan most have been sorely troubled by canine intruders when at worship a hundred and fifty years ago for this instrument to have been deemed necessary. It is of oak, and bears the date 1749, together with the initials of the churchwardens of that period. Three sharp nails may be observed at the "business end" of the tongs, and we can vividly imagine the beadle of Llaneilan cautiously approaching a stray Gog, and at arm's length seizing him round the neck with this instrument of torture. Russian peasantry do not set that store by education which some people do in this country. It appears that even in the land of the Czar they have a kind of local govern- ment and elections. Every village appoints two officials, the constable and the secretary. The method of election is "by hollerin" (not totally dissimilar to that which prevails here). A crowd meets outside the police-station, and shouts the name of the favourite. The men who get most shafts are elected. Now in one village a Russian peasant, so tells a Cardiff Russian Jew, had set his heart on becoming, secretary, but he had no qualifications. How- ever, he went the round of the beer-houses and primed up a few followers, who turned up and very vociferously shouted his name— "Volhofski. Volhofski." Someone protested that Volhofski couldn't read or write, which evoked the response: "What does that matter? What does a secretary want to be able to read and write for? Volhofski! Volhofski!" And Volhofski got elected, too, sure enough. The death of Dr. Berry, of Wolverhampton, at such an early asre has caused the question of the multifarious duties of a popular minister to be seriously discussed in the official organs of the denomination. One writer gives a list of the duties which an arole minister in a town of any size and importance is expected to per- form. He must preach twice every Sunday to the same people; take a class in the Sunday school; attend some meeting or other in the chapel every evening of the week except Satur- day; visit the sick and every member of the Church pretty often; marry the living, and! bury the dead, and often grieve his spirit at many outward affairs of the Church. Besides this, he is expected to be well up in present-day questions, and understand the signs of the times. He must take a leading part in educa- tional and political questions affecting the town. Of course, he must be a popular preacher. &c. The result is a complete break- down. or death, in the prime of life. The writer asks, with all seriousness, how long is this treatment to be meted out to the popular ministers of the connexion. Some fifty years ago the Parish Church of St. Asaph uued to possess a barrel organ and a simple orchestra which supported the choir. As the Bishop of Bangor's enthronement vrill not take place for some time, the Bangor candi- dates will this Lent be ordained at St. Asaph Cathedral. Dr. Johnson once visited St. Asaph, and stayed with a Mr. Middleton, some of whose descen- dants possess teacups which were used by the learned doctor. Mr. Ellis Griffith. M.P., doesn't share Mr. Lloyd-George's admiration for Oom Paul as a Sunday school hero. Mr. Griffith wants the Colonial Secretary to be up and at 'im. Barmouth is aiming at becoming musselo- polis. Last year over 109 tons of mussels were shipped from Barmouth to the English markets. The year before only 30 tons were sent away. A curious Welsh expression for the east wind is "gwynt traed y meirw." or the wind from the quarter in the direction of which dead men's feet point, seeing that they are buried with their feet to the east. Lord Kensington is now on his way home from India. ilis lordship has been asked to take the mastership of the Pembrokeshire Fox Hunt. and it is understood that he is not averse to favourably considering the proposal. SJme of the public-houses in Wale3 bear curious names One is called "Labour in Vain" —a motto represented by a picture of a negro being vigorously washed. Another i; called "Pass By," an insincere title, which has a more straightforward neighbour in "Slip In." Mr. Allen Upward wants to know if he is really as great as he thinks he is, or if the success of his books is due to the glamour of his name. So he is going to put the matter to the test. He intends to publish a. book incognito, and will watch the result with inte- rest. It is worth recording that, although the Taff at Cardiff overflowed into cellars of houses many scores of yards away. the nearest street— Fitzhamon-embankment—which runs parallel to the river, remained untouched by either overflow or percolation. This is remarkable, considering everything. Carnarvon is not going to be outdone in its patriotism this year, for, in addition to the ordinary half-dozen St. David's Day banquets, there is going to be this year an "Ymgomfa Genedlaethol," which is the North Wales way of saying "National Conversazione." In South Wales "conversazione" is called "cwrdd de- bran." Two prisoners who were on the way to do fourteen days in Usk Gaol said to the police- man and the other.? in the train that they thought they held the record. "We left the house at 10.30 n.m. they said, "got to the pub at 10.40, sjot drunk by eleven, got locked up at 11.10, and were sentenced in the cell to fourteen days by 11.30 p.m." Who .s fpragging the wheels of the 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment? There are two vacancies in the rank of major, one dating as far back as 1897, in which year Major Grover died. It is strange if there is no one eligible for promotion among the twenty-two captains, especially as most of them are honorary majors of from fifteen to twenty years' standing. Why delay the promotions? The women in Pitcairn Island have the mis- fortune of losing their teeth early, a fact which naturalists state is due to "physical devolu- tion." An old Welsh sailor who visited the islanders says that the women reminded him of those of Aberystwith, who also shed their teeth somewhat early in life. But at Aberyst- with the evil is attributed to certain ingre- dients in the water got there. In connection with the fact that London Welsh policemen will be on duty at St. Paul's Cathedral on St. David's Eve we are informed that when the Welsh Church Mission was started in the East-End some years ago a member of the City Police waa most constant "supply," and preached there Sunday after Sunday till a permanent chaplain was obtained. The mission is now very flourishing. On the arrival of his parents in Cardiff a bright lad in Standard III. was sent to a Church school. He was interviewed by the curate. "Are you a member of the Church of England?" was the first question asked. The boy, who had lately attended with his father one of Mr. Kensit's meetings, knew not what the consequences might be. But he was a brave lad, and, without a quaver, replied, "No, sir; I belong to the Chapel of England"! Most people know the story of Mary Jones, the little Welsh girl whose journey to Bala to get a Welsh Bible for her own use led to the formation of the British and Foreign Bible Society. It is a delightfully pathetic story, and has found its way into quite a number of languages. A Spanish version has been printed by the Religious Tract Society, a new edition in French is in the press, a Bengali version has been published, and, last of all, a. Japanese edition is now in circulation. Football playing in North Wales has given rise to considerable controversy. Some years ago the Wrexham and District Schools Football League was formed to encourage the love of the game among elementary schools, the presi- dent being her Majesty's Inspector of Schools. The Penygelle Board School joined the league, but the opposition of the local Nonconformist ministry has now resulted in the withdrawal of the headmaster. In making this announce- ment he says:—"You have no conception of the intense feeling there is in this neighbour- hood against footballing." Somebody has clearly played a hoax on "Scottish Sport. This is its description of Bancroft, the Welsh full-back. It is the fun- niest bit of football personal gossip we have seen:—"In a reference to Mr. Bancroft, gleaned from a Welsh paper, I gather that he is a soli- citor at Swansea, and is popular among his fellow-townsmen quite apart from his merits in Rugger. He is also the happy possessor of a, which he inserts into his right optic when tracing the parabola described by the ball, and which ha has a neat and tricky habit of dropping when about to catch the leather." "Cavendish." whose "Laws and Principles of Whist" form the last court. of appeal for whist players, has just died. He was Dr. Henry D. Jones, the son of another Dr. Henry D. Jones, a well-known surgeon who lived in Soho-square. The elder Dr. Jones was fond of whist, and enjoyed his nightly rubber, and the son early became a skilled player. It is a quaint detail that he wrote his first small treatise on the game anonymously. It was published by Messrs. De La Rue, and "Cavendish" became the authority to which his father appealed "when in doubt," without the least idea as to the identity of the author. You can always tell a musical critic in a con- cert or an opera. by the look of concentrated agony in his face. It doesn't matter whether the singing is perfect or bad, the critic suffers just the same. For while a false note, an un- filed voice, bad enunciation, or poor intona- tion gives him actual pain, the absence of faulty causes hun no less discomfort. For no musical critic worthy of the name will allow that a performance is flawless, arid he gloomily feels when there is nothing wrong that there is nothing to criticise. So, what with the agonising expectation of hearing faults and the agonising fear of not hearing any, the critic at a concert is in the lowest depths of unhap- piness. It didn't matter to the late Rev. Joseph Thomas (Carno) who was in the train; he always entered the compartment nearest at hand when the train stopped. He once met the late Dr. Hughes, of Liverpool, on Shrews- bury platform. Both were coming to Cardiff, and Joseph Thomas at once found a seat among a number of working-men smokers. Dr. Hughes went ahead, and, finding an empty compartment, left hie luggage and went to look for his brother divine. He found the doctor lighting his pipe. "Come," he said; "I have found a carriage all to ourselves." Joseph Thomas wouldn't budge. "All right here," he said.striking a match. "Well," said Dr. Hughes, "I'll be in Cardiff before you. What shall I say to our friends?" "Say." was the reply. 'Behold, a greater than I cometh after me.' A Rhonddacollier who had decided to start in the milk y-ade went to Llantrisant Fair to buy a cow. He soon met an Irish cattle dealer, to whom he explained his object. The dealer at once knew what would suit him. so recom- mended him a good four year old out of a herd he had for sale, and the price was £16. A well-known pig dealer, who appeared on the scene, quietly slipped up to the collier and whispered in his ear in Welsh that the cow was a very old one. and that she had lost all her teeth from her upper jaw. This put the collier on his guard, and he insisted on the Irishman opening tiie cow's mouth that he might see for himself." Cn seoing only one row of teeth, he got into a fine llliondda Valley passion, called the dealer everything but a gentleman, and it wasn't before he had a peep into the mouths of about twenty beasts that he was convinced that a cow had no teeth in her upper jaw. Here is a, honeymoon item sent over from Rome by the correspondent of the "Pall Mall Gazette." The journalist found himself dining next to Baroness Patti-Cederstroin and the baron, and he writes:—"It will easily be under- stood how pleaded I was to find myself so placed, knowing that since she has come to Rome the baroness has surrounded herself with the greaest precautions again5t intrusion- invisible to all, accepting no invitations, pre- ferring to enjoy her honeymoon in total pri- vacy. She had never till yesterday appeared in the public dining-room. She has break- fasted in her apartment-tne most sumptuous in the Quirinal Hotel, called the Verdi Su-te. after the great composer, who uees it when he comes to Rome—and retired there after her morning drive for lunch and dinner; nor does she go out in the evening. Yesterday v/as her first appear a vie a in the salle-a-manger. Madame Patti was dressed in what I may call bridal white, as her gown was a pale cream cloth, with revers of cream lace, the bodice held together in front with pale gold links and trimmed with gold embroidery. The whole figure, with its picture hat of black velvet and two long, black feathers, was very effective. The baron was in tweeds. They were a very merry party; but she waa the gayest, leading the conversation in English,speaking in a very low, soft voice, and with a slight accent."
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PAUPER CHILDREN OF. CARDIFF UNION, THE GUARDIANS' SCATTERED HOMES SCHEME. At the usual weekly meeting of the Cardiff Guardians, held at the workhouse on Saturday (Mr. O. H. Jones, chairman, presiding), the children's houses sub-committee reported that they had carefully considered the memorial from the owners and occupiers of house property in Partridge-road against the pro- posal of the guardians to hire Nos. 31 and 33. Partridge-road, for children's homes, and (by seven vote- to three) they came to the con- clusion that they could not recommend the board to depart from the resolution they have already come to. The report proceeded:—"In their opinion, the memoralists arc mistaken in thinking that the quietude of the street will be disturbed by the residence therein of 24 children (most of whom will be girls and infants), or that their presence will prove an injury to the adjoining property or prejudi- cially affect the tone of the neighbourhood. < Ihe sub-committee desire to point out that such mistaken fears were at firit entertained at Sheffield and Bradford, when it was pro- posed to establish children's homes there, and that experience has shown these to be quite groundless, and also that similar objections have been raised in almost all the very diverse localities in which they have suggested houses being taken in Cardiff, and would, if yielded to. make it nearly impossible to establish children's homes in the town at all. The sub- committee believe that the children placed in the proposed homes, who will be selected with discrimination, neatly dressed, under the con- trol of a responsible foster mother, supervised by a superintendent and inspector, frequently visited by the guardians. and sent regularly to school and to a place of worship, will, as far as the behaviour and appearance is concerned, be as respectable as any ordinary children, and they hope that in time the residents, con- vinced of their misapprehensions by experience, will cordially co-operate with the guardians in ensuring the success of the experiment which is about to be adopted with a view of bring- ing up these parentless children to take their places amongst the well-conducted and self- respecting members of society." The Rev. J. R. Buckley (vice-chairman), in proposing the adoption of the report, expressed regret that they should have met with opposition from the residents of one of the localities in which they proposed to place two of the homes. They would be very sorry to put the children in any place where their presence would be unwelcome, and he was dis- appointed that thev had received a rebuff where they had expected to receive a welcome. The question had been asked, "Would you like to have a children's home near your own dwelling?" He'answered, unhesitatingly, that, for his part, he would be very glad indeed to have a pair of these homes established in the narish of Llandaff. in which he lived, and that he would not fear any evil results. (Hear. hear.) The presence of these children in Partridge-road would not, in his opinion, have the disastrous effect which was feared upon the value of property or the moralq of the children in that part of the town. The experi- ment had been successful 1v tried in Sheffield and other places, and they themselves, on two or +"1"00 occasions, had sent fnrtv or fiftv hoys into camp at Pully and elsewhere, and their own children had behaved quite as well as others with whom they were brought into contact. (Hear, hear.) It apneared to him t h -it the fears entertained were to a large extent imasinnry. Mr. Mildon at the la«t meeting pointed out that it might he wiser to take a smaller house, or to throw two houses into one and he nre-ed. further, that thev proposed to take children out of the thev w^id Ukflv to occunv for lit" (Hear, hear.) But it must be remembered that the home' Woul,1 have to be parsed by sir. Birnbim (Local Government Board Inspector), anrl that there were regulations to be complied with anti conveniences to be provided which they did not find in working men's cottages. The committee, he reminded them. had con- sidered the subject carefully, and made a definite recommendation, and they felt they ouerht not to recede from the position they hid taken up. Mrs. Thompson seconded the adoption of the renort. Mr. Watkins maintained that no reason could be urged for relinquishing the home in Par- tridge-road which would not apply with equal force to houses in other parts of the town. If they gave up one site. what right had they to ero in for another? The other roads in which it was proposed to set up homes were quite as respectable as Partridge-road; indeed, some were far more re?ne"table than the ereneral impression one received of Partridge-road. (Laughter.) Mr. H. J. Thatcher proposed that the report be not accepted, and based his argument upon the fact that they were not only guardians of the poor but representatives of the ratepayers. Mr. Sutherland followed on the same lines, saying it had spread through Roath that they proposed to inflict a great injustice. Mr. Good remarked that in the sight of God all were equal-(hear. hear)—and, humanly speaking, they were all equal. (Laughter.) In the eye of the law they were equal, and socially they should all bo equal. He (Mr. Good) respected the child of the Deer equally with the child of the pauper. At the same time. they must remember that these pro- testing ratenayers had rights and liberty to make objection if they chose. If. therefore, they objected to this institution, the board should not attempt to force it upon them. Mr. D. T. Alexander supported Mr. Thatcher's motion, because he feared from instances m his experience that the establishment, if set up, would depreciate the value of adjacent property. Properties were available in other localities, and might be acquired without a similar objection been made. Mr. Sanders supported the committee's report as a matter of principle. Were they to put these poor children in a street that was not respectable? ("No.") If they yielded now, how could they consistently refuse others, no matter what streets they might come from? The Chairman said that, in his judgment, the line of argument adopted by Mr. Thatcher and others, if followed to its logical conclusion, came to this—that wherever any ratepayers objected to these homes, the board would have to bow to the objection. A small ratepayer was as much to be considered as a large ratepayer, and if all the ratepayers objected they would not be able to have houses anywhere. He supposed everyone would rather have any institution which he fancied to be objectionable next door to his neighbour than to himself. (Laughter.) If he thought these institutions would seriously injure prorerty or inconvenience people he would not advocate the system, but he did not believe it would have that effect. (Hear. hear.) The board then divided, with the result that the report was negatived, and the motion of February 4 as to the hiring of 31 and 33. Part- ridge-road. was, on Mr. Thatcher's proposition, rescinded by 42 votes to 19. The Cardiff Guardians (says the London "Daily News") have not justified our too favourable opinion of their courage and per- spicacity. As we mentioned last week, they had committed themselves to the thoroughly enlightened policy of removing the children under their care freni the barrack schools, where they are at present lodged, and plant- ing them in scattered homes in various streets) of the town. Yet on Saturday, in deference to a deputation of property-holders from one of the districts chosen, they decided, by 43 votes to 19, to set aside the report of their com- mittee, and to relinquish one of the sites which it had adopted, and which had been sanctioned by the Local Government Board. This seems, from every point of view, an un- fortunate proceeding. If the property-holders in one street are allowed to object to a "scat- tered home" on the ground, that it will impair the respectability of the neighbourhood, what are the guardians to say to the property- holders in the other streets? Moreover, it encourages the quite groundless idea that a "scattered home" is in the nature of a "nui- sance." It is nothing of the sort. The children are kept, under strict control. The foster mother is watched by a superintendent, and the superintendent is supervised by a lady inspector. The clothes of the children are carefully chosen and studiously varied, so as to remove any appearance of\ the taint of pauperism. For the greater part of the day they will bo away at school. It is necessary to select fairly roomy houses. for each house must contain ten children, besides the foster mother and the servants, and it must, above all things, have a bathroom. It seems to us the greatest' pity that the Cardiff Guardians did not emulate the steadfastness of Bristol and the Yorkshire towns. It is to he hoped, at any rate, that, though they have yielded in this particular instance, they will stick to their guns as to the other sites chosen. Otherwise it is difficult to see how the "scat- tered homes" system can get started at all.
THE WELSH FESTIVAL IN LONDON. ANNUAL SERVICE AT ST. PAUL'S. The eighth of the great annual Welsh gather- ings will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral on St. David's Eve on Tuesday week next, at seven p.m. It will be remembered that last year's congregation was one of the largest ever known even at St. Paul's. Sir John Puleston and an energetic committee of representative Welshmen have nearly completed the arrange- ments, which are necessarily on a large scale. The.pulpit will be occupied by the Rev. Canon Davies, vicar of Pwtlheli, one of the most popular and best-known preachers in the Princi- pality. The choir will number between 200 and 300 voices, and will be composed of picked, Welsh Church singers in London. The famous Welsh tenor, Mr. Ben Davies, will sing the fol- lowing solos :0 Chwi Sy'n Caru Duw" (Dr. Joseph Parry), and "Byddwch Ffyddlon hyd Angau" (Mendelssohn). The applications for admission have greatly exceeded those of any previous year, 10,000 tickets having been already distributed, and the demand still goes on unabated. There will be 80 stewards, six chief stewards, and a captain to usher the vast crowd into their seats, besides a number of commissionaires and police in charge of the three entrances. The commissioner of the City police has very kindly arranged that all the constables on duty in and about the cathedral during the service shall be Welsh. The curious cockney in the neighbourhood of St. Paul's Churchyard was much puzzled last St. David's Eve at finding all the constables in that locality directing the people hither and thither in an unknown tongue. It may not be generally known that when the Welsh Church mission started in the East End some years ago-and which is now in a flourishing condiÜon-a. mem- ber of the City police was one of the most constant "supply," and preached there Sunday after Sunday, until a permanent chaplain was obtained. The first lesson will be read by Sir John Puleston and the second by Principal Thomas, Home and Colonial Training College, while the first part of the service will be sung by the Rev. Lewis Roderick, chaplain of the South London Welsh Church Mission, Camber- well. and the second part by the Rev. R. Spurrell, Buckhurst Hill, Essex. The benediction will be pronounced in Welsh by the Bishop of Stepney. The organist is Mr. T. Vincent Davies, organist and choirmaster of St. Benet's Welsh Church, City; and the conductor is Mr. J. Edward Davis. organist and choirmaster of St. David's Welsh Church. Paddington. The burden of looking after the finances is borne by the Rev. Morris Roberts, late assistant chaplain of St. Benet's, and now of St. Anne's, Highgate Rise, while the captaincy of the stewards and the organisation has again fallen to the share of Mr. R. A. Lloyd.
DEFENCE OF THE BEISTOL CHANNEL. QUESTIONS IN .PARLIAMENT. In the House of Commons on Monday. Major DALBIAC (U., Cauaberwell, W.). for Mr. Duncombe (U., Cumberland, Egremont), asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, in view of the fact that most of the best coal used in her Majesty's Navy was obtained from Cardiff, whether his attention had been called to the fact that the Bristol Channel was for all prac- tical purposes absolutely undefended, and what steps he proposed to remedy this state of affairs. Mr. WYNDHAM (Under-Secretary for War) said he had been asked to answer the question. The revised scheme of armament for coast defence provided a certain number of guns of the latest type for the defence of the Bristol Channel, but he was not able to tell the hon. member how soon they would be supplied. NEW GUNS FOR LAVERNOCK. At last the authorities at the War Office have made a definite movement towards the improvement of the defences of the Bristol Channel. It has been pointed out to them times out of number that the guns at Laver- nock, the Steep and Flat Holms, and Brean Down are obsolete, and would be totally ineffec- tive against modern armoured cruisers. We now learn that they have determined to pro- ceed at once with the re-construction of the fort at Lavernock, and that the contract for the work has been let to Messrs. Hetherley Bros., of Coventry. The four 7in. muzzle- loaders will be dismounted, and, with their cumbrous Moncrieff carriages, re- moved as soon as possible. When the new fort has been constructed it will be armed with three six-ton quick- firing guns, which will have an effective range of between 3,000 and 4,000 yards. The distance between Lavernock and the Flat Honn is 5,100 yards. We understand that in the course of time the guns on the Holmes and Brean Down will give place to the more modern pieces of ordnance, and that during the summer the erection of a fort at Barry will be proceeded with. One of the agreements prepared for the approval of the Cardiff Corporation at a special meeting to be held on Thursday next relates to the supply of water to Lavernock Fort.
FLORENCE JONES AGAIN. Florence Jones, 35, was once again put upon the stand in Cardiff Police-court on Saturday. She was the picture of misery, suffering from ill-health and weakness.—Inspector Durston: She has been up 161 times, and has been in custody more than 300 times. She has just done a month. She is constantly in prison. Drink has generally been the cause, but on this occa- sion it is for being disorderly. She only came out on Friday morning.—Prisoner (piteously): Please, your worships, may I go to the work- house? I am nearly too weak to walk.—The Deputy-Mayor: You have had opportunities many a time.—Florence: I have been under the doctor all the time I have been in prison.— Inspector Durston: We shall be glad to give her another chance. If we can possibly make her any better we shall be only too pleased.— The Deputy-Mayor: You see, the officers of the court are willing to do anything for you and to improve your position in life if you will only be guided by them.—Florence was then put down, and tottered feebly down the steps, with a view to being sent to the workhouse.—Paradoxical as it may seem, imprisonment has been the salva- tion up till now of Florence Jones. The longer she is in gaol the better she looks. The last month has improved her appearance wonder- fully. Protracted confinement would have a still more salutary effect, and might result in a permanent cure.
CARDIFF CONSERVATIVE CLUB. The annual meeting of the Cardiff Conserva- tive Club was he'.d on Saturday night.—Mr. Charles Moir. chairman of directors, presided, and stated that during the strike period there was a considerable falling off in the receipts. That accounted for a small adverse balance, but he pointed out that a sum cf 999 had been set aside for depreciation.—Mr. Veall stated that, with, ho believed, on exception, the report was the most satisfactory he had had the pleasure of proposing for adoption. He had no hesitation in saying that as long aR the institution was managed as carefully as it was at present they need not fear for its success. He moved that the report and statement of accounts be adopted.—Mr. Thomas S. Jones seconded, and the motion was unanimously agreed to.—The following members were elected directorsMessrs. Laseelles Carr, R. P. Barnes, George Padfield, and W. B. Barnett. Messrs. James Cozens, F.C.A., and F. E. Parker were elected auditors.—Votes of thanks were accorded to the directors, to Miss Edwards (the stewardess) and staff, and to the secretary (Mr. D. Watkin Thomas) and' the auditors.
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THE LAND OF THE BOERS. MR. KRUGER AND MR. RHODES AS POLITICAL FACTORS. Welshmen at home feel deeply interested in the affairs of the Transvaal, on account of the great number of their compatriots from all parts of the Principality residing there. A "Western Mail" representative on Sunday night had the good fortune to come across one of these, a man of great sagacity and judg- ment, possessing a wide and thorough know- ledge of South Africa, especially of the country of Mr. Kruger and the Boers. He is the Rev. J. T. Lloyd, who preached on Sunday morning at the Calvinistic Methodist Chapel in Frederick-street, Cardiff, and this is what he said in a pleasant little chat with the inter- viewer: "I was born near Bala, and fifteen years ago, on account of the health of one of my chil- dren, I went out as minister of a Presbyterian Church in South Afric^ There are now eight Presbyterian Churches in Johannesburg, and my own is the mother church. No; I have very little to say about Johannesburg, which I left at the end of October last. Jameson's Raid was the means of doing incalculable harm, speculatively and commercially, and the ill effects continue to this day. The tendency of the mining interest is decidedly upwards, and the gold output is steadily increasing from month to month. The relations between the Transvaal Government and the diggers are improving, and I have no doubt that in time the prosperity of Johannesburg will be immense. There are there all the elements of the most wonderful progress conceivable. No," the rev. gentleman continued cautiously. "I would rather not say anything about Cecil Rhodes. I admire his genius, but I do not sympathise with his political methods. I give place to none in my admiration of his power of concentration, which is the secret of his wonderful success. Religiously, the prospects in South Africa are exceedingly bright. I am a very profound optimist on that point, and I am justified by the facts. In Johannesburg four years ago there were two Presbyterian Churches. To-day, as I have told you, there are eight, and the increase in other denomina- tions has been in the same ratio. A service in Welsh, which I initiated four years ago, is held once a month in the Y.M.C.A. hall at Johannesburg. Welsh people—colliers and others-flock in from all parts. There are two other Welsh ministers besides myself in the ,tc,-n-the Rev. Owen Owen (Baptist), of Porth, who has relatives and many friends in Cardiff, and the Rev. R. E. Davies (Rhondda Valley), also a Baptist minister. We had an eisteddfod last Good Friday, the meetings being held in the largest hall in the town. The place was densely crowded, and multitudes were turned away. An eisteddfod is to take place next Good Friday on a much grander scale. The Welsh-speaking people number from 700 to 1.000 in Johannesburg and the district. No; I would rather not enter upon debatable points. I have been interviewed a good many times, but I have uniformly refused to discuss contentious matter. There are two parties. I am, in a sense, in sympathy with each, but I am doing my utmost to prevent any increase in the racial antipathy between the English and the Dutch." "You know Kruger, I suppose?" "Oh, yes. I have had many interviews with him. What is my opinion of him? Well, he has held the Dutch together. They would have gone under long ago but for him. He and Cecil Rhodes are the two strongest men in South Africa. I believe Kruger to be siucere-a man of a very primitive type-a strong, rugged man. You may take this from me as perfectly trust- worthy-that the reports of controversies in Johannesburg which appear in the London papers are, as a rule, terribly exaggerated. Eventually the truth comes out, but some of the papers do not gi-e the truth—they publish exaggerated reports, but are not so anxious to publish the truth when opportunity offers."
POOR RELIEF AND FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. Mr. Eli Rees, Whitchurch, a member of the district council and board of guardians, and Mr. Edmund Lewis, builder, were initiated hono- rary members of the Loyal Treoda Lodge of Oddfellows, M.U., on Saturday evening. There was a large number of members present. amonjgst them being Mr. John Bowen, P.P.G.M., of the Cardiff district.—After the initiation ceremony Mr. Bowen spoke on the strides made by the Cardiff District, and said that the valuation which was about to be made of the financial position of the Order would result in the statistics of the late Henry Rad- cliffe being found to be correct and trustworthy. Mr. Rees dwe!t on Friendly Societies and poor relief. He said that since he had been a mem- ber of the board of guardians he had always looked upon applications for relief made by those who were members of Friendly Societies as deserving of as much, if not more, considera- tion than from non-society applicants. It was only on Saturday an application was made to the relief committee for help by a member of the Hearts of Oak Society. The applicant had been receiving sick benefit from his society. but he had been ill so long that his sick pay had been lowered, and he had no other course than to appeal to the guardans for help to keep himself, his wife, and four children from starving. This, said Mr. Rees, was a case which deserved the relief committee's best considera- tion, and they could do no other than treat the applicant as if he did not belong to a Friendly Society. This the committee did, and he believed the treatment the applicant received was right and proper.-Mr. Lewis also spoke in a similar strain.
SINGULAR LUNACY CASES AT NEWPORT. At the weekly meeting of the Newport Board cf Guardia-is CD Saturday (Mr. M. Wheeler pre- siding), the asylum auth)ri.:ies at Aber- gavenny reported that George Pearce, who was removed to the asylum from Abercarn earlier in the month, had died, and that the apparent cause of death was suicide bv taking nitric acid, and it appeared that the acid had been taken by the deceased before his removal from Abercarn. A couple of weeks ago a woman named Mary Evans was removed to the asylum from Cwmbran, and on the premises being searched promissory notes, bonds, and other documents were found, which showed that she had pro- perty to the value of over L200. Her brother now applied to have ^hat proper-'y dealt w ti), but the matter was referred to the finance com- mittee, the Clerk stating that it appeared to him that the guardians were the trustees, and the money could not be handed over. The board agreed to join the request of the Hunsley Union, asking the Local Government Board to revise its antiquated order so as to allow friend- less and pauper children to be sent as out-door apprentices, and that boards of guardians be allowed to provide small homes for the main- tenance of such children.
3UICTDE OF A WOMAN AT CARDIFF At Cardiff Town-hall on Monday night Mr. E. B. Iteece (coroner) held an inqueft on the body of Mary Ann Heath. 139, Clive-street. Grange, who committed suicide on Saturday night by hanging herself under circumstances already reported.—The husband (Henry Heatb) said he had seen no change in his wife's manner, and they had h::d no quarrel. Deceased's brother committed suicide some three years ago by cutting his throat, and another brother drowned himself in the canal. Deceased was of temperate habits.—The jury returned a ver- dict of "Suicide during a. fit of temporary insanity."
ROYALTY AND 'lENBY. The Teaby Town Council on Monday decided to invite the Duke and Duchess of York to visit Tenby in May for the purpose of opening the new Victoria Pier, which will shortly be com- pleted. On Saturday morning the mayor (Alder- man Clement J. Williams) received a telegram from General Laurie, M.P., announcing that the Duchess would visit Tenby for the purpose named on the morning of May 9th, the day on which the Royal yacht ia to be launched from Pembroke Dock.
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S O N HO U THSHIH E ASSIJ ^2 The winter assizes for the countyJ'Lj mouth were held on Monday at the & ^^idu Monmouth, before Mr. Justice Wright, 'I? nees being very short. His lordship w ft er cot panied on the bench by the high-shof ) 11 th C. Bosanquet), the sheriff's chaplain, ii Lionel Scudamore Stanhope, of Alt ee, Cheshire), and the Mayor of "Ust (Colonel Walwyn) in his robes. i j) Uly br His Lordship, in charging the gT3iiir said their task was almost a sinecure, Ti ithere was only one case to go o That was a matter of congratulation J t J magistrates and all who had the 00 it the police. The circumstances had bed j the same all round the circuit-there Wzj almost nothing to do. That was a Ø1 the greatest satisfaction to everyone- i there was another aspect of the niat that was whether it was worth while to,JI the grand jury, the common jury, and ? tl^ » officials of the court together to pass upon one man, who might, perhaps, r^oug' been brought before another lordship directed attention to the lBe j Act, and thought the county council j ^0od'g other authority should either set up y. under the Act themselves or combine wiu'j kd persons to set one up, especially as sury would contribute 16s. per week pot to the expenses of maintenance. a The only case was then taken. It waS.^j which Godfrey Marston, aged 47, descrj^ • a reporter, of superior education, pleaded to obtaining by means of a forged 1 w*1 sum of £ 3 from Mr. B. H. Deakin, solic^j li Monmouth. His plea was that he did n°~J the order himself, but that he "ut after it had been forged. Prisoner lordship, in consideration of this being lboo it). 5 offence, that it was committed four yea** eA ,a- .f and that he had been in custody over months, to deal with him under the j Offenders Act.—The Judge said it was serious matter for the prisoner to ha** ■ kept in custody since December 10 with.o'l'j tiga.. 5 —Mr. Bosanquet, who appeared as proS«^ "j i counsel, said bail was offered, but l%g forthcoming.—His Lordship remarked th» j man might have been released on his —Mr. Bosanquet replied that he had America after the warrant was first i' —The Judge said that, of course, &K ( material difference.—Mr. Deakin. the ™ cutor, Baid he did not wish to BR' charge of forgery. He knew tha^ prisoner's family had been connected Monmouth, but he had not seen probably thirty years, and had known nO of him during that time.—Prisoner said been upon the staff of the "Jamaica f. and on his return to England he Monmouth to visit two ladies, but foun^ iw" were no longer there. He was very having given way to temptation.—The t passed a sentence of three months' ment, to date firom the time when the pt1 was taken into custody, which would t that he had to serve three weeks' furtht prisonment. j. This ended the business of the assizeS. h r-
-——————————————— HORSE WITH TEETOTAL k PRINCIPLES. There was nothing sensational in the S ( Stipendiary's court on Monday, and the V ceedings for a Monday were less protr3 than usual. Two or three cases of f^jjtf driving were disposed of promptly, his being in a lenient mood. In*every "Q the summonses were adjourned for six D* Jk with the intimation that, should the repeated within that time, imprisonment V1 out the option of a fine might follow. Bryan, cabman, for whom Mr. Lloyd f? appeared, said his horse shied in Wood-9"^ V at a drunken man, and that the reason why, a moment after^'JijJ' jy Police-constable Jackson saw the vehicle if ing over the crossing into St. y the rate of from eleven to thirteen mi'*9,)' hour. It was shown, however, that defen'Jj^ pulled up before he got far up St. Marr.st The Stipendiary pointed out that with v leverage the driver of a hansom had V much easier to check a horse in a hansoto ,S in any other vehicle. "Joseph Powell, but^^vvj was charged with a like offence in road. George Withers was up( for fufi0 'Si riding a horse along Sanquhaf-itreet. dants were severely cautioned. Others chax, with leaving their vehicles unattended fortunate, the following fines being imp°s k Henry Hillier, 5s. and costs; John LlewelI>"fJ'i and costs; and Arthur Passmore and » j* Taylor, 2s. 6d. each and costs. |V
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ot PEHBBOKESHlItK ASSX2* S ■ .jS" The winter assizes for the county oJj\ broke and for the town and county of fordwest were held at the Shire-hall, HaveT*j lth0T west, on Monday before Mr. Justice Cb '11 —His Lordship, referring to the charge t bigamy against William MacKie, said that .-Fed the depositions before him there was I1 denes upon which the man could be coD^Jctjj Nevertheless, seeing that the two were clearly proved, they might think Jfi to return a true bill, in order that th#<fl"i*f. question might he gone into by the p tO eJl. The marriages were 26 years apart in J tia time, and there was not a particle of e*1^ in the depositions that the man, who m jflf his second wife last year, knew at that J that the woman he married 26 years viously was still alive. to In his charge to the prand jury of J t kt, and county his Lordehip said the only come before them was one of bigamy, tn observations he made in the county case did not apply to this, as the nUIllbe et years that had elapsed between the two y riages was under seven, and it was only seven years and upwards that the presamP of death arose. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. Wm. Griffiths, jun., 7, Park-place, Tenbf bail), was indicted for feloniously rece' on December 26 from Margaret Williatf^ native of Merthyr, a diamond ring, valuedA the property of Miss Peel Floyd, 8, South J street, Tenby, well knowing the same to A been stolen. Mr. Arthur Lewis prosec°j and Mr. Marley Samson defended.—The Jj failed to agree on the point whether pt'1 knew that the ring was stolen, and the a^5 was given the benefit of the doubt, accordingly discharged. J George Moore, an old soldier, was sent^ ty to three months' hard labour for stealii,% coat, a mackintosh and cape, a carpet j and seveaal other articles, on January 18 Vo Elizabeth Hay, St. Michael's-square, with t he had lodged for a month. k.*1 Joseph Scrivens, 47, sailor, pleaded gui!"j| breaking and entering the New Inn J house, Milford Haven, on February 12, and if o mitting thefts there, and was sentenced to month's imprisonment. \f Benjamin Morris (alias Evans), a Llanelli J of eighteen, was found guilty of r gold watch, valued at £35, the property i K Matthew Nicholson, Dimond-street. Pena^Tf Dock, on January 20, and was sentence^ t six months' imprisonment. J h*a William MacKie. 45, ship's engineer, .j indicted for feloniously marrying *jl Madmar, at Milford Haven, on 1898, Mary Jane (nee Cooney), his former -I to whom he was previously married in salS ito land on May 21, 1872, being then alive. Jifi Arthur Lewis prosecuted.—Prisoner, in address to the jury, gave a lamentable pic 4 of the wretched life he had led in Sunder-^ J* £ and said he had every reason to be tha.t his wife was dead.—The jury found Sf diet of not guilty. < Walter Fryun (32), labourer, a nativ* j Waterford, was found guilty of < iV marrying Mary Ann Bowen, of Fishguafd'J Haverfordwest, on March 27, 1898, his for wife, Catherine Flynn, to whom he was 0 ried at Waterford on October 21. 1891, 0"" then alive.—A sentence of four months' b. labour was passed. John Brown (18), soldier, stationed with., Royal Artillery at Fort Popton, the dock in uniform, and pleaded not to a charge of attempting to commit aO J rage upon Florence Mary Wainwright, » between thirteen and fourteen years of rA on the road between Rhoscrowther and P<|yl aL on February 14. Mr. Arthur Lewis prosec^jl and Mr. Marley Samson held a dock brief- jury found prisoner guilty, and he wa» tenced to three months' hard labour. \J S1