The fallowing appeared in our IStcavo I Edition of Saturday last. » THE OUTRAGE ON A BRECON SHIRE FAEMER. «- MAGISTERIAL INVESTIGATION AT CKFN COED. 50N-APPE A [IAN C E OF THE ACCUSED. WARRANTS ISSUED FOR THEIR APPREHENSION. At the monthly sessions for the Vaynor Petty Sessional Division, held at the Station Hotel, Cefn- :oedycwmmer, on Friday, the summonses issued tgainst Mr. John Morgan Jenkin Harris and lis brother, Thomas Harris, of Bodywigaid House, fenderyn, for maliciously injuring Jenkin Morgan, Taicwpla Farm, Penderyn, one of their tenants, came on for hearing. The sum- monses against the Messrs. Harris were in the following terms:—" Whereas you have this day been charged before the undersigned two of her Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the County of Brecon, of Brecon, for that on the 3bt day of December, 1832. you unlawfully, maliciously, and feloniously did wound and inflict upon one .Jenkin Morgan certain grievous bodily harm, thereby endangering the life of the said Jenkin Morg:¡ n." The summonses were signed by Mr. D. E. Williams and Mr. W. Powell, and were made returnable on Friday, January 26. The magistrates on the bench at the opening of the court were Messrs. George Overton (chairman), D. E. Williams, W. Crawshay, E. B. Evans, R. Edwards, and Wm. Powell. Air. Crawshay lelt the court before thf} commencement of this case, being summoned to Brighton by a tf-legr un, which stated that his sister, Mrs. Spiller, was dangerously ill. Mr. Bonnell Bishop, on behalf of the police (Colonel Gwyn, chief constable of the county, and Superintendent Flye being present), prosecuted, whilst, Mr. W- D. Williams, Abu-dare, watched the proceedings on behalf of the injured man. Mr. Gibbon, barrister, South Wales Circuit (instructed by Mr. R. W. Williams, solicitor, Cardiff), appeared to represent the accused. Upon the case beinf,' mentioned, Mr. Gibbon laid I appear for the two defendants, and I have ',0 ask for an adjournment, because r understand jhe complainant will not be here to-day. No doubt "he prosecution is nominally on behalf of the police, still the complainant is perfectly capable jf looking after himself, and of appearing before you. and putting the facts of the case as he thinks fit. You have noticed that paragraphs I nave appeared in the papers, and public attention has been drawn to this case in a manner which it certainly does not deserve, and brought it from the obscurity it otherwise would have been in. This bringing of it into public notoriety is very undesirable in the interests of justice, and I ask m these grounds that the case be adjourned until .oublic excitement has calmed down to a certain ?xtent, and also to give an opportunity to the complainant, to appear. The Chairman Who appears in the case '■ I see „here are two or three solicitors here. Mr. Bishop I appear for Superintendent Flye. Mr. W. D. Wiliiams: I appear for the injured 4Ian. The Chairman You appear for him V Mr. Williams I appear for him personally. The Chairman: Is he the complainant ia this •ase ■ Mr. Williams: In the summons ha is nominally romplainant, but the summons has been issued at •■he instance of the police and not at the instance 31 Jenkin Morgan. Although that may be so, I im now unable to say wI. it course Morgan will .ake. Mr. Gibbon If that is thj ease, perhaps it would 3e better if we had an adjournment. The Chairman suggested that the parties might tgree then. Mr. Bishop: I appear for Superintendent Flye. He being superintendent for the district, it was his Juty, when he found out from information given him concerning this matter, to take the steps he has. On making inquiries he found Jenkin Morgan was too ill to get out of bed, and he applied for a sum- mons in this case to prosecute both these gentle- mpnon the ground that they had inflicted those injuries upon Jenkin Morgan. The Chairman Do you consent to an adjourn- ment ? Mr. Bishop No, air. Just at present I want to consult Mr. Flye, but if you will listen to me for a ew momprits I want to pub the position before 'OU. The Chairman: I understood that they were iisposed to consent to an adjournment. Mr. Bishop: Whereupon summonses have been esued againat those gentlemen. Upon the issue of tummonses of this description the ordinary course a for the defendants to appear before the justices. But in this case, as Mr. Gibbon puts it, he isks to have the case remanded, though the iccused have not. appeared here to-day. The ordinary course is that if a summons is issued thc persons; summoned should appear before the iustices, and if they do not appear the course usually taken is that a warrant is issued for the tpprehension of those persons. And, therefore, sir, JO far as the police are concerned, they have to act within their line of duty; and these two gentle- men having been summoned, and having had the .ssistance no doubt of able legal advice to ten them *hey ought to answer the summons of the justices, < do not see any other course open than to ask for j warrant to issue. The Chairman Have you got your man here to trove with evidence ? Mr. Bishop: Xo, sir. The Chairman: How can you proceed, then ? Mr. Bishop The defendants should have obeyed \he summ01Jses and have appeared here personally. Dion, with regard to having Jenkin Morgan here, have tho surgeon here to show that he is not n a fit state to attend here to-day. And I should jo so far to prove my case, and then ask you to Adjourn the caso until such a date as the surgeon .R)7;; he (Morgan) could attend. But what we jubmit is that tho accused should have appeared. The Chairman They may be in the room for all know. It is not my duty to ask. We can pro- reed in their absence. Mr. Bishop No, you cannot take evidence in the .bsence of the accused persons. The Chairman: Under a summons we can. Mr. Bishop Not in their absence. The Chairman You admit the man is not here, ,nd I have seen the papers have given the case a lotoriety, and said he could not attend, and it was rarely pre-judging that it was not to come on to- 111". What, do you say, Mr. WilUams ? Mr. Williams: I do not appear here in the opacity of prosecutor. The matter was taken up :ry the police really before the complainant, if you ;an call him SUdl. could take it up-he was really ;00 unwell to give proper instructions. I do not Dlair.e them. Tho Breconshire police are, perhaps, lotorious for their zeal and energy, and thought ihey ought to take it up. I do not propose to oiler .ny obstacle to the prosecution, except in this sense, to state that my client has not moved in the matter in a criminal way at all. Whether we will do so in future is a matter for him. I have no in- structions as to that. I say this most distinctly, that in the absence of some powers greater than the police have In the matter, I think it was quite uncalled for that they should have issued these summonses. Mr. Gibbon has said that the matter has attained a great deal of notoriety, and I am bound to say that frum the notoriety it has obtained it has been pressed to an extent that, perhaps, circumstances do not altogether call for. For myself, I have expressed no opinion, but leave it rr, Mr. Bishop. I can only say it is at the present moment ti.kcn up by the police, and the police alone. The Chairman: Without his authority ? Mr. Williams: Without the authority of Jenkin Morgan. The Chairman: I was anxious to know that. Mr. Williams Yes. Perhaps you will allow me to sav T do not wish to impeach the action taken bv the police in the smallest degree. I reserve to myself the right tb takp out r. summons or any- thing of the kind if Mr. Morgan thinks it right to do so. The Chairman: It is very awkward to have a combination of Mr. Bishop: I think no one would say that the police were not perfectly justified in the course ihey have taken. The Chairman: Nobody says that.. Mr. Bishop Mr. Williams says so. The Chairman: No, pardon me; he says it is not dune with the authority of Mr. Morgan. l'he police have a right to do many things, but still whether they are perfectly justifiable is another matter. They should have had some authority from Mr. Morgan, c- rtainly. Mr. Bishop: The police went there at the time chat the surgeon stated it was a question whether ie would live or not. Mr. Gibbon Do not let us enter into the facts. Mr. Bishop: It is only in order to explain. It is ,be duty of the police, if they find a man in that condition, to see to it at oncc, because that nan may have died, and if not, they would have been highly censured. It is rheir duty, first, for the protection of the person injured, and, second, it is their duty towards the public, in serious case?, to see that any offender is brought, to justice. So Mr. Flye was bound to exercise his duty, or he would have been called upon by a higher authority to know why he had not done so. It is their bounden duty to do it, without any feeling of the slightest kind. And, therefore, I say the police were obliged to take this up. And now comes the question which I will put to you, and I shall call the evidence of the surgeon to show you the condition of the man, as these gentlemen are not here to prove the service of the summons, and it will be a question for you whether or not you would issue a warrant. The Chairman: We do not want evidence; we will assume iL if you like. Mr. Gibbon: My ground is, that my friend is rather prejudging the case in stating here that the iniunesaresM-ious. I think we can show that there have appeared very highly exaggerated ac- counts. And see how the matter stands. The police have acted in the matter without the autho- rity of the man, and I think you would exercise a wise discretion in adjourning the case. Mr. Bishop: I would readily fall in with any suggestion falling from your worships, but 1 do not think I am justified. (Applause.) The Chairman: It is not suggested that we should go on. We will take any evidence you like, but we are satisfied that the man cannot come to &ive evidence. Mr. Gibbon-. I am quite willing to admit that he V< unable to appear, but whether the illness is from injuries or something subsequent is what I Williams reneated that he knew nothing; of he summons, and said he only heard of it through I lie public papers. | Mr. Bishop Hut here the parties are summoned to attend to-day. They do not attend. Therefore we have nothing to show that they will be here OM a future occasion. The Chairman If you have a warrant you have no security that they will appear either. They appear by counsel, and what can they do more ? I do not think you can insist upon a warrant being issued. (Disturbance in court.) Mr. Bishop: I do not like going against your worship in any way. but in a case of this descrip- tion there is nothing to show that hereafter these parties may be present, and probably if you hear some portion of the evidence you would be in a better position to judge. I don't want to say any- thing beyond what I consider my solemn duty. Mr. Gibbon I think there is no power to hear a case of this kind when the defendants are absent, but you may adjourn the case. You have a dis- cretionary power then as to whether you issue a warrant. It is in Javvis's Act, the 9th section, which says:— Ii the party 30 summoned 00 not appear according to the summons a warrant may be issued to apprehend and bring him before any justice to answer the charge. The Chairman What do you say ? Mr. Bishop: I suggest that, as these two gentle- men are not present, the police should be examined to prove the services of these summonses. Then it naturally follows that if they do not appear, some steps should bo taken to insure their being brought before you. The Chairman: It is no fault of theirs. We are asked to adjourn the ease 011 account of the sick- ness of this old man. From the evidence there has been no default so far on the part of the defen- dant?. They may be here now. There is no de- fault; you cannot blame them. Mr. Bishop You have not come to that yet. The Chairman They may make the application themselves. Supposing you do not, then the de- fendants make the application to adjourn the case on that ground—the illness of Morgan. That is an admitted fact, and what on earth is the good of taking the trouble and expense of going into the evidenced Mr. Bishop No doubt these gentlemen (repre- sentatives of the accused) admit, they arc not here, but the regular way is to call them, and in the event of their not appearing it is for you to decide whether you will issue a warrant. The Chairman Do you apply for a warrant ? Mr. Bishop I am pressed to do so. (Hear, hear.) The Chainrsan Then say so. I did not know you were driving at that, Íf you wish to have a warrant, say so. Then you want a warrant to apprehend them ? Mr. Bishop: They have not come in obedience to the summons. The Chairman: Let us know exactly what you want, Mr. Bishop: That is what I put to the Rench. Tito Chairman Now I understand you. I did not know what you weiv driving at before. I see now you want a warrant to be issued. Mr. Gibbon: I think I have given you reasons why the defendants have not appeared to-day. As to the issuing of a warrant, that is a matter that is quite discretionary with the bench. The Chairman Is it discretionary;* Mr. Gibbon alluded to the 8th section, pointing out that, the word "may" in it gave perfect dis- cretion to tne magistrates. The Chairman was understood to disagree, and said' there was the foot-note in the book (" Stone's Justices' Manual"). Mr. Gibbon: There is no authority for that note. It is a note by the editor and not a part of the section. I am bound to say this, that the de- fendants have no wish to avoid these proceedings by keeping out of the way, and if any definite period is named at which the complainant will be able to appear the case may be gone into. Of course I cannot promise that they will attend I have no authority from thrm to do so. I think it is fair to say they would appear. Mr. D. E. Williams: The medical gentleman has given us no information at all yet. Mr. Gibbon They may tell us how long it will be before he is able to attend. The Chairman: I have not yet seen the summons in this case. I think the magistrates exercised a very proper discretion in issuing a summons. It is what I should have done myself. I did not see any necessity for a warrant then, and I do not see any necessity for a warrant now. My opinion was for signing a summons, and that opinion has been rather confirmed than otherwise since the first occasion. A consultation took place between the beuch for several moments, which terminated by the Chairman saying, Well, Mr. Bisliop?" Mr. Bishop: I propose to prove the summons first. I think we are bound first to prove the ser- vice. and then the point will arise—what is to be done ? The Chairman: You can do that, and then bring evidence for a remand—the medical evidence. Mr. Bishop: I feel I am bound to do it by calling tho man who served the summons. Mr. Gibbon We admit the service of the sum- mons. The Chairman Then I cannot see that it is necessary to prove it. They admit it, and there- fore it is useless trouble and expense. Mr. Bishop: I do not think the admission of a solicitor is sufficient in a criminal case. We must proceed according to the strictness of the law. I submit we ought to call the police to prove the service, and then the usual course should follow. Where. a man is accused of a charge of this kind the admission of the solicitor is not sufficient. Supposing they took a different course if they found we do not take our course. The Chairman Do you see any objection to that (proving the service of the summonses) '( Mr. Gibbon • If they think it is absolutely neces- sary I do not. I The Chairman Then call your witness. Both defendants were formally called inside and outside the court, whereupon a policeman said No answer, your worships. Thomas Thomas, sergeant of the Breconshire Constabulary, stationed at Cefncoedycymmer, was then sworn and said: On Saturday, the 20th of this month, I left a copy of this summons at the residence of Thomas Harris, Treferig, Llantrisant. in the county of Glamorgan. I read the summons to John Morgan Jenkin Harris. When I read the charge to him he said, Why did not the old man send someone over here to settle the case ?" Police-Constable Eli James Smart, member of the Brecon County Constabulary, stationed at Hirwain, said: On Saturday, the 20th inst., I served a copy of this summons on John Jenkin Morgan Harris personally. He said, Why did not he send someone here to settle?" The Chairman You served Thomas Harris ? Witness: No, "ir John Morgan Jenkin Harris. Sergeant Thomas: I left the summons for Thomas Harris with John Harris. He asked the contents, and I read the summons which was for his brother over to him for him to know what the charge was. And when I read it to him he said, Why did not the old man send someone over hero to settle the case ?" Mr. Bishop Where was Thomas Harris? Serjeant Thomas: His brother told me he was upstairs. The Magistrates' Clerk: A summons to appear I here on the Police-Constable Smart: On the 26th, at ten o'clock. The Magistrates' Clerk For wounding Jenkin Morgan ? Witness Yes, for wounding Jenkin Morgan. The Chairman: Now, then, Mr. Bishop, what do you say? Mr. Bishop: The defendants not having ap- peared here in answer to the summonses, I must ask your worships to take steps to compel them. Tho Chairman What is tha meaning of that—a warrant ? Mr. Bishop I ask for a warrant to apprehend them, sir. The Chairman: What have you to say to that, Mr. Gibbon ? Mr. Gibbon As you know, it is a matter in your discretion entirely to say whether you shall issue a warrant. I have no authority, of course, from the defendants to say that they will appear or not; but I think I can safely say they have no wish to avoid the charge, and would have been here to-day to meet it if it had not been for the complainant's anticipated absence, which would have necessi- tated an adjournment in any case. The Chairman Mr. Williams, have you anything to say ? Do you act on behalf of the old man? Mr. Williams: As I said before, I am in this posi- tion. I have really no business here at all. It is true I represent the complainant, who has been summoned to appear here but at the same time the summonses against the defendants have not been taken out at his instance, and it is for the police to take their own course. I wish it to be clearly understood that I desire to carefully avoid pre- judicing my client's case. If the complainant did attend—and I am not sure that ever the magis- trates ca.n compel him to attend without a Crown subpoena—it is for the police to make out their own case. I will not say whether I do or do not wish it to be issued. The summonses have been taken out simply at the instance of the police, and I wish to be careful not to prejudice my client, whether criminally or civilly. The Chairman: If you can show that the man is in any immediate danger—the medical evidence may influence my opinion—but if there is no immediate necessity for it, if he is not in a dangerous state, it seems to me to be unnecessary, and it seems to me to gratify the police. If Mr. Williams, who appears for the complainant, were to request it I should hold a very different view of it. Do you want, Mr. Bishop, to call any evidence or ask for a warrant on the evidence given. Mr. Bishop I put it that it is my only course. The Chairman: And you will not show any urgent necessity for it ? Mr. Bishop: I will examine the surgeon, if you like, sir. The Chairman: I think we ought to have some evidence or leave it, as you like. Mr. Bishop We have summoned everybody con- nected with the case to appear here. 1 have the surgeon here if you want to call him. The Chairman Use your own discretion, you know. If you like to call them—I have only ex- pressed mv individual opinion. Mr. Bishop I had better ask for the evidence of the surgeon, then. Dr. Thomas Evan Jones was then called, and said, in reply to Mr. bishop, that he was a medical practitioner at Hirwuin. He said: I know Jenkin Morgan. I went to his residence, Taicwpla Farm. in the parish of Penderyn, on Thursday, the 11th of January. I was requested to go by his servant on Wednesday evening. Mr. Gibbon objected that that was entering into the facts. The Chairman said that perhaps that was the best way of getting at the man's condition, so that the magistrates might judge for themselves. Mr. Bishop said he was showing the grounds for asking for the warrant. Mr. Gibbon said they did not show that the man was in a dangerous state, and it was in the dis- cretion of the magistrates to say whether they would grant a warrant. The witness, continuing^ said: Without going into details I may say I found certain wounds on Morgan. He was in such a state that you could not be certain whether he would recover or not, and he has continued ill ever since. A second medical man was called in, but by other persons, Dot bv me. Morgan suffered a. good deal. I »aw him last yesterday. He is improving ver \'] much since I saw him last. The chances are ir •"iitour of his recovery. Replying to a question, Is he seriously ill ? Witness replied, He is still ewnnned to his bed." Mr. Bishop Did you at any time think he would not recover ? Mr. Gibbon objected to the question. Mr. Bishop: I submit I have a right to put the question. Mr. Gibbon: You are putting the words in the witness's mouth. Mr. Bishop Very well. (To the witness): When do you think he will be likely to come out again ? Witness: I think in a month's time, if he pro- gresses as favourably as he does now. Mr. Gibbon I ask the witness no question. The Chairman What do you say ? Mr. Bishop I do not see you have any course otherwise than compel the accused to attend. Mr. Gibbon: I would point out to you that the state of the man's health was in the knowledge of the police, and was put before the magistrates at the time they applied for a warrant or summons. Then the magistrates, in their discretion, thought fit to issue a. summons, and we have heard no grounds here to say why that discretion should be over-ruled. In fact, the doctor, so far from the man being any worse, said Morgan was pro- gressing. and was a great deal better, and rapidly recovering. He had fixed a definite time when he might appear. I say it is perfectly within your discretion as to granting a warrant. The Chairman again read the 9th section. Mr. Bishop Mr. Gibbon has just said that the magistrates issued a summons on certain grounds. They took a course which was less severe than granting a warrant. The Chairman: In their discretion. Mr. Bishop Neither cf these gentlemen have ap- peared before you to-day, therefore you have to compel their attendance. If their attendance is necessary at all some authority must be used to bring them here. I put it to you, that you have no other course than to issue a warrant. The magistrates have dealt as leniently as they could in granting a summons in the first instance. That summons is not obeyed; therefore, what are you to do ? If you do not take steps to compel them to attend this day or any other time, we may be ir. the same position. The Chairman: You admit that the Act gives a bench of magistrates discretion. We can then discuss the matter, and I will put the question to the bench to know what their decision is. Mr. IMshop 1 do not. After some other observations, Mr. D. E. Williams here said: With all due deference to Mr. Bishop and Mr. Overton, our chairman. I think I should state that it has been thepractice of this court since I have sat here, and in other court", as weil, that when a person is summoned and he does not appear to that summons a warrant is issued at once—(" Hear, hear," in court,)—and I cannot at all see why there should be a departure from that course in tins case. I should also add that I was asked to sign a warrant at Hirwain, but before I did so I con- sulted Mr. Powell, my colleague, who is here with us on the bench to-day, and before we issued or signed a warrant we thought wo would see the medical gentleman, and we made it our business to see Mr. Jones, the medical atten- dant, who assured us that Mr. Jenkin Morgan was progressing very favourably, and we at once de- cided not to sign a warrant, but we were fully pre- pared to sign summonses. That we did, and as these gentlemen (Messrs. Harris) do not appear to the summons, I think the only course we have to take is to issue a warrant. (Loud applause in court). These are my sentiments. The Chairman: My brother magistrate having expressed himself so strongly we will clear the court, and I will take the opinion of the bench. The court was then cleared, and after from ten to fifteen minutes' deliberation the magistrates re- admitted the public. Thereupon The Chairman said: Gentlemen, the court has considered the question put before them, and they have decided that according to the practice of the court we ought to issue a warrant. (Loud applause). Our meetings are generally here only once a month, but they may be brought up before any magistrate in the meantime. We shall not have a regular petty sessions again until the last Friday in next month. Mr. Gibbon: Of course a single magistrate is competent to remand upon satisfactory bail ? The Chairman A magistrate for Breconshire can, though I believe that now a magistrate in another county can do so. I think there was an alteration of the law last session, whereby a magis- trate elsewhere can do so. Mr. D. E. Williams: There will be no special petty sessions, and, inasmuch as the medical gen- tleman says the injured man is recovering, I think our usual meeting will do. The proceedings then terminated.
|NTELJjIGEN CARMARTHEN STEEPLECHASES. YESTERDAY. The opening day of the Carmarthenshire Steeple- chases and Hunt Race Meeting was favoured by very fine weather. The drying wind and frost over night had the pleasant effect of rendering the course far more suitable for running than was ex- pected a few days ago owing to the continuance of heavy rains. The course, situate about four miles out of the town, was attended by a large concourse of visitors from the district, and a goodly muster of the sporting fraternity. Racing was watched with the greatest interest by the spectators from the grand stand, the iield, and the side of the hill. Amongst the company were —Lord Emlyn, M.P., Sir Mart-eine Llovd. Bart., Mr. W. R. H. Powell, M.P., and the Hon. F. C. Morgan, M.P. The ollieials were:—Stewards: Viscount Emlyn, M.P., Sir Marteine Lloyd, Bart., Sir John Jones Jenkins, M.P., and Mr. J. N. Moore. Judge: Colonel Lewis. Clerk of the course, clerk of the scales, and stakeholder: Mr. J. Olive. Starter: Mr. J. Rees. HA KK FORWARD HF.YTERS' SELLING STEEPLECHASE PLAT u of 49 sovs 12st each ti e winner to lie sold for £150 sova if entered to be sold for 100 sovs allowed 7t0: it for 70 sovs 141bs, if for 50 ?ov3 211bs entrance 2 sovs. About three miles over the Flying Course. Soiling allowances to be claimed at time of entry. Mr. E. Vaughan's Lady, 6 yrs, lOst 71b Mr. Harris 1 Mr. R. L. Thomas's Despise, aged, list 71b Mr. Phillips 2 Mr. John Nelson's Mrs. Sam, aged, 12st J. lludd 3 Honour, Master John, and Pembroke also fan. Bet- ting—6 to 4 agst Master John, 4 to 1 agst Lady, 5 to 1 agst Pembroke, 6 to 1 agst Despise. Pembroke went away with the start. All the others 50011 picked up and ran round together for a good distance. Getting over one of the jumps Master John stumbled, and threw Wilson. A good race ensued. Lady won by a couple of lengths bad third. The winner was sold after the race for::l2 guineas to Mr. Olive. CAMBHIAN HUNTERS' STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 15 sovs. Pour-year olds to carry 10at 31bs, five llst Slbs, six and aged 12st 3lbs. Any winner, selling race excepted, of 40 sovs. once to carry 71bs extra, twice 141b3 extra, twice of 60 sovs. or onc" of a 100 sovs.211b ext:a, twice of a 100 sovs. or a winner of the aceumulatad Vitiue of 300 sovs. 281bs extra. Entrance two sovs. About three miles over the (lying course. The Hon. F. C. Morgan's Saxon, aged, 13st 3lb, J. Rudd 1 Mr John Goodwin's Conflict, 6 years. 12st lOlbs, Mr E. Wilson 2 Mr J. Nelson's br g Julius, 5 years, 12st lib, J. Rudd 3 Bear 11. a'so ran. Betting—2 to 1 agst The Bear and Conflict, 3 to 1 agst Julius, and 5 to 1 agst Saxon. At the start Saxon got off with the lead, allll, closely followeù by J uHus, made the running for! considerable distance. The race at once became spirited. Saxon was eventually headed by Julius, but she made up her premier position, and all the efforts on the part of her opponents were futiie in putting her in the rear. Conflict and Julius struggled, but the favourite was never in it, Saxon made her jumps as cleall as :1. cat, and came to the finish three lengths in front of Conflict; third e £ ood way off. The 1.0 RD- I.IEUXE.VAN'I'S H U NTKKS' STEEPLECHASE PLATE of 50 sovs (given by the Earl of Cawdor), tor maiden horses bred ill South Wales fou\year-ulds to carry 10st 31b, live list 81b, six and aged 12st 31b entrance 2 sovs three miles, over the Banking Cour>Je. Mr J. N. Moore's b g Pembroke II., 6 yrs (lata Pembroke Lad), 12st 31b Mr W. Lewis 1 Mr Morris Owen's b m Gipsy Bess, 6 yrs, 12st 3lb, Mr Henry Hayhurst 2 Mr W. F. Roch's b g Shindy, 6 years, 12at 31b, Mr Philippa 3 Stag; also ran. Betting—5 to 4 8¡Sr, Pembroke II.. 2 to 1 agst Gipsy Bess; 11 to 4 against Shindy; 10 to 1 agst. The Stag. Pembroke went off with the lead, and although during part of the race it looked doubtful between Pembroke II. and Shindy the former was never actually headed. Early in bhe race The Stag dismounted Gwyther. Coming round about a mile from home Shindy stumbled at one of the banks, and Mr. Philipps was thrown, and Gipsy Bess took second place. Mr. Philipps remounted, and, making 1\ pluoky effort, oliertook Gipsy Bess and closely followtJd l'embrolŒ. For the second time, however, Shindy, in leaping a bank in splendid style, pitched Mr. Philipps from her back, and Gipsy Bess, coming round after Pembroke, was placed second, being beaten by six lengths. THE COUNTY MEMBER'S HU.VTKSS' RACE PLATE of 40 sovs (£25 givelloy Mr W.R. H. Powell, M.P., and m5 added from the fund), for horses hunted this season in Carmarthenshire, Cardiganshire, and Pembroke- shire, to be maidens at the time of starting. Four- year-olds to carry 10st lOlbs., five list 71bs, six and aged 12st. Entrance 1 sov. Two miles over eight hurdles. M.T F.Bishop's brg The Baby, 6 years (late Charlie II.) 12st.Mr. E. D. Wilaon 1 Mr W. P. Eocho's b g Freedom, I) years, list 71bs D. Williams 2 Mr Frank Thomas's blk m Mermaid, aged, 12st Captain Hayhurst 3 Rare Bit, Beggar Girl, and Tramp also ran. Betting: Evens on Baby, 4 to 1 agst Mermaid, 5 to 1 Freedom, 10 to 1 any other. Freedom went off with the lead for a few strides, when beggar Girl took iirst place. For a long distance the whole lot kept close company, till towards the close, the pace being made hot, The Baby came along and won by halt a length, six Ungths between second and third.
BANKRUPTS, LIQUIDATIONS, &C. (From Tuesday night's London Gazette.) LIQUIDATIONS. Joseph Davies, Steam Wheel and Waggon Works, East. Knd, Pembroke, wheelwright and builder. Evan John Howell, Market-square, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, chemist, grocer, and licensed vic- tualler. Thos. Morris, 59, Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, Llanwonno, Glamorganshire, builder, late grocer, and formerly in partnership with Thomas Tayior, as builders and contractors. William Thos. Honess, 5, George-street, Goorge- town, Merthyr Tydfil, coal agent. Frederick Williams, 44, Hannah-street, Porth, and of Melbourne House, Tvlorstown, both Ponty- pridd, shoe dealer. PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. David Evan Davies and Samuel Emlyn Davies, 50, Hannah-street, Porth, Glamorganshire, grocers. D. E. Davies retires. 0
Four sailors were on Wednesday sentenced to a month's imprisonment by the magistrates of Stonehouse, Devon, for insubordination on board the brigantine Juvento, bound from London to Australia. When off Plymouth they positively refused to work, alleging that the vessel was leak- ing and unseaworthy, and that their berths were wet and unfit to sleep in. It was shown, however, that they had conspired together to throw water over their food and bunks when nearing a port, so as to give them an excuse for leaving the ship, they having received a month's pay in advance. Unrivalled for beauty, durability, and general usefulness is the opinion proclaimed by the Queen re- specting the new Patterns of the wa rid-renowned Boyal Devonshire Serge. Choice colourings. Check and fancy patterns. Prices from Is. 3jd, per yard. Any length cut, and carriage paid on parcels above 20s. in value, to all railway stations in England and Wales. Patterns free. Sole factors, Spearmaa and Spearman, Plymouth. No agents.
[THE MONMOUTH DIVORCE CASE. ♦ EVIDENCE OF THE DEFENCE. THE VERDICT. The further hearing of this case was resumed and concluded before £ ir James Hannen and a special jury on Saturday. Mr. Inderwick, Q.C., and Mr. Bayford appeared for Captain Noel. Mr. E. Clarke, Q.C., and Mr. Searle for Mrs. Noel, and Mr. Murphy, Q.C., for the co-respondent. Mrs. Noel, the respondent, examined by Mr. Searle, said: Before my marriage I lived with my family at Stroud. I was fond of country life, and especially of horses. I was married in February 1879, and was twenty years of age. After my marriage I continued to visit the stables, and my husband often accompanied me. I had when at Aldershot to complain of the conduct of Marchant I said he ought to be discharged. My husband promised he should be sent away, but he never was. Shortly after wo went to the Elms my husband used to go out hunting. He went three times a week. I went to the stables to see him off, and then I went out riding myself. We had two carriages, as well as horses. I asked my husband to .get me a pony- carriage, so that I could be independent of Mar- chant. He said he could not afford it. While at The Elms we received company. My husband frequently dined from home while the militia was training. I never went to the stables when my husband dined at home. I could not do so without his knowing it on those occasions. When I went to the stables I went through the conservatory and orchard. Jones was the gardener. He would usually be engaged at work in the grounds. I have had to speak to my husband about his fre- quent dinners at the mess while the militia was in training. He said he should have to pay for his dinners; therefore, he might as well go. I recol- lect on my birthday I asked my husband to dine at home. He did not do so, but dined at the mess as usual, and when he came home he said he had forgotten it. On fine evenings I used to take my knitting into the garden, but I never remained out after half-past nine. On the 13th of June Miss Noel came to The Elms. Some- time previous to that, at my husband's wish, I oc- cupied a different bedroom to him. With my hus- band's sanction, I slept with Miss Noel. I recollect us having a. dance at The Elms. Mr. Dewing was one of the invited guests. On the 18th of June I retired to rest with Miss Noel in her room. I un- dressed in my own room, and then I went to Miss Noel's room. While there I heard a door go. I said I wished to go to my husband to inquire about the hour of breakfast the next morning. When I returned I found Miss Noel up. She asked me to take a dog out of the room that was annoy- ing her. I did so, and then I returned and went to sleep. Mr. Searle: You have heard the evidence. Were you at any time that night in Marchant's room ? Witness: I was not. Examination continued: I know I had occasion to leave my bedroom on the Sunday night. When I did so I was not undressed. I met one of the servants. When I went to my husband's room it was about half-past ten. My husband spoke to me, and then I returned, and met one of the ser- vants, and said Good night" to her. On Mon- day, the 19th, Colonel Davis made a communica- tion to me. I tried to have an interview with my husband, but he refused to see me. I wrote him a letter, but got no answer. Mr. Searle: Is there any truth in the charge that you have ever committed adultery with Marchant ? Witness: None whatever. Mr. Searle: You have always acted as a mistress should towards her servant as far as he was con- CP' rf fl. Wit less: I have. Mr. Searle: Have you ever visited the stables at improper times in order to see Marchant. Witness: Never. Examination continued: I recollect on one occasion going to a ball. The servants saw me dressed. I did not certainly specially wish that Marchant should see me. I am certain Marchant never, as far as I was concerned, looked out of the stablea to see that the coast was clear before I left. I never threw stones or sand at the stable window to attract Marchant's attention. When I met Scot- ford on my return to my bedroom I had my shoes on. Cross-examined by Mr. Inderwick: I heard the evidence given by Jones. It is perfectly untrue that I was at the stables as he described. I did not hear the evidence that some of the female wit- nesses have given. I never went into the stable by getting through a gap in the hedge. It is abso- lutely false to say that I was ever in Marchant's room. Colonel Davis on the 19th of June first told me of the charge that was made against me. I asked Colonel Davis for particulars,but he declined to give them to me. The first time I heard that 1 was charged with adultery with Marchant was from my sister-in-law. Colonel Davis only told me I was charged with improper conduct with the groom. I know Colonel Da.vis discharged the groom on the Monday morning. Miss Noel wished me to see Marchant. I consented. She beckoned him up and I spoke to him. I have not since that written to him. I had to complain of the conduct of Marchant towards the female servants while at the Curragh. By Mr. E. Clarke: I have been living with mv mother at Cheltenham since I left The Elms. The incident relative to my husband's visit to the chemist's was not at my desire, but his. Frederick Marchant., examined by Mr. Murphy, said I was formerly in the service of Mr. Hallwell, and after that intbatof Captain Noel. I knew Mrs. Noel before her marriage. She used to come to her father's stables to look after her favourite horses. Mr. Murphy: Is it a fact that she has ever visited the stables of Colonel Noel of an evening for an improper purpose ? Witness: No, certainly not. She always treated me as a mistress should a. servant. The account of her visits given by Jones, the gardener, was untrue. Mr. Murphy: Was she ever in your bedroom ? Witness: Nq,certainly nob. Examination continued: I was discharged by Colonel Davis. I certainly saw Mrs. Noel after that, but she was with Miss Noel. I did not know for what. 1 was discharged. I asked Colonel Davis what I was discharged for. Colonel Davis said servants need not ask that when they get a month's money. I left Mr. Lister's service through an improper intimacy with one of the servants. By Mr. Murphy: I have not been in court except for a few minutes during the examination of the evidence. This was the evidence on the part of the respon- dent and co-respondent. Mr. E. Clarke in addressing the jury for the respondent, said he felt the jury would be fully impressed with the manner in which Mrs. Noel had given her evidence as it bore truth on the face of it. Contrasted with it they had the evidence of the servants, and he contended it was most un- likely that a lady would for a moment, for any purpose, walk with naked feet about the house especially when there was no necessity for her doing so. Curiosity of servants was proverbial, and when scandal arose it was not likely any means would be neglected by such persons to gratify their craving appetites. The plan of the house showed that the evidence of nurse feele was not to be relied on. Was it likely that a lady should walk about the house with a light in her hand and pass through doors, leaving them open in order that persons might be eye-witnesses of her adultery with Marchant? Dealing with the evidence of Mrs. Williams and Caroline Curry. he insisted that it was inconceivable, even it were true, that Mrs. Noel had ever visited the stables as described, that a woman would risk all by going to the groom's bedroom in the manner described, on the Sunday night, knowing she was being watched on all sides. He felt the jury would agree with him that it was not at all within the range of pro- bability that any woman would act in the reckless manner spoken to by these watching witnesses. Mrs. Noel's evidence bore the stamp of truth, and he felt the jury would give it all the grave consi- deration it was entitled to before they came to a conclusion that would be her utter ruin. Mr. Murphy, for the co-respondent, said Mar- chant had taken the only course, under the painful circumstances, that was open to him. He had given a direct denial to the charges that had been made against him, and had presented himself for cross-examination. He denied that he had ever conducted himself improperly towards his mis- tress, and as to the incidents related by the wit- nesses, who had spoken from notes which tbe&had made, he said distinctly nothing of the kincPhad ever taken place. Mr. Inderwick, in replying on the whole case, said undoubtedly it was a matter in which the issue was of the highest importance to Mrs. Noel, and he felt the jury would give that lady's evi- dence their best consideration. But against that he had to ask them why should seven or eight persons come forward and commit wilful purjury in order to ruin a lady who, they had all admitted, was a good and kind mistress towards them ? Stress had been laid on the conduct of Captain Noel, but he asked the jury whether any country; gentleman would ever, for an instant, imagine his wife was committing adultery with her groom, even though he did not dine at home every night. Mr. Murphy had contended that Marchant was the witness of truth, but he (Mr. Inderwick) thought the man Jones, the gardener, was quite as much entitled to credit. What did that man do ? Having seen the lady visit the stables repeatedly, he went to Mr. Watson, the clergyman of the parish, made a state- ment to him, and thus acted as a truthful and honest man. Jones came forward and repeated the statement to the open court, and he insisted that that was not the conduct of a corrupt and per- jured witness. Then with regard to the fact that on the night it was alleged that Mrs. Noel went to Marchant's room she cairied a light in her hand. The jury would recollect the water closet was on the same floor as Mar- chant's room, and thus, in the event of Mrs. Noel being discovered either going or coming she had an ample excuse for being out of her room in- stantly ready at hand. On the visit of Mrs. Noel to Marchant's room being discovered the servants at once went downstairs to tell Captain Noel, but he not being in the house Mr. Dewing was acquainted with that which had occurred. That gentleman at the earliest moment communicated with Captain Noel, who placed himself in the hands of Colonel, Davis. The witness Peele spoke to seeing the re-1 gpondent and co-respondent in bed together, and his learned friend had laid great stress on what he said was the incredibility of any person committing adultery under the circumstances related, but the jury must judge of that by the surrounding cir* cuaetancea, and it would be for them to say whether they believed the allegations in the I petition had been proved. I Sir J. Hannen. in summing up the evidence, said if the jury believed the evidence offered on behalf of the petitioner then they could have no doubt as to the guilt of the respondent; but if they rejected that and accepted the statements of the respondent and co-respondent there was an end of the case. The jury would have to take the whole of the evidence into their consideration. They would remember the lady had denied all visits to the stables at improper hours, and also the throwing sand or stones at the windows to attract the attention of Marchant. There was no pretence for the charge of cruelty raised by the respondent against the petitioner therefore he should make no observations on that point. The jury, after a few minutes' deliberation, found that the respondent had committed adultery with the co-respondent, and also that the petitioner had not been guilty of adultery. His Lordship pronounced a decree nisi for the dissolution of the marriage, with costs against the co-respondent, and gave the husband the custody of the children.
THE ABERYSTWITH COLLEGE. Mr. B. T. Williams, Q.C., writing from the Temple to the Times of Wednesday, says:—All unprejudiced friends of the cause of higher educa- tion in Wales must feel deeply indebted to you for your article on Wednesday last on the proceedings of the Chester Conference. The claims of the Aberystwith College are worthy of calmer consi- deration than they received at that gathering When the site of Aberystwith was chosen for the college by its original promoters they were influ- enced, not only by the salubrity and other advantages of the place, but also by the fact that it occupied a position equally accessible to North Wales and to South. Any one looking at the map will see at a glance that Aberystwith is midway on the coast line of the Principality. It is to be remembered that the majority of those who joined in this selection were gentlemen who were prominently connected. with North Wales. A magnificent building was secured, which it had cost £80.000 to erect, for the sum of £10,000. Since the opening of the college patriotic efforts have been made to pro- mote in Wales a high-class collegiate education at a moderate cost and on unsectarian principles. The promoters have collected together an able and enthusiastic staff of professors, and the work now done there is equal to that done by any other like institution in this country. At present there are 80 students in attendance, and the college is winning the support and confidence of the Welsh people. Do- natIOns amounting to £52,796 have been received,an excellent library and museum, to which contribu- tions have been sent from all parts of Wales, have been established, and valuable bequests have been made to the college by Mr. Powell, of Nanteos, and others. If we add tothis the splendid building itself, designed by Seddon, and situate in the most beautiful spot in South Wales, it will appear that the trustees have now in their charge a valuable and most desirable property for the purpose of high-class education inhales. To the fund North Wales has subscribed .£8,692; South Wales, £16,738; London, £13,947; and various other sums have been given by other English towns. Only a few years ago the sole object of the promoters of high-class education in North and South Wales was to secure the permanent establishment of this institution. I was present at the deputa- tion which waited upon the Duke of Richmond in Julv, 1877. It was attended by nearly every mem- ber", Liberal and Conservative, from North and South Wales, and the sole object of that deputation was to get a Government grant for the college at Aberystwith. Failing to get any promise from the Government then in office, Sir Hugh Owen ex- pressed to myself and others his great desire that the claims of the college should be raised in a dis- cussion in the House of Commons. The motion promoted by him was intrusted to Sir Hussey Vivian, the member for Glamorganshire, and he opened the debate on July 1,1879, in a speech re- markable for its ability and comprehensive- ness. He raised the whole question of Higher Education in Wales, and, although the then existing Government gave no promises, when Mr. Gladstone returnodto power the Departmental Committee was appointed. Pendingthesettlement of the question of the two colleges in Wales, recom- mended by their report, the Government has re- cognised the position of Aberystwith College bv making it a temporary grant of £4,000 a year. This recognition of their efforts was welcomed with great satisfaction by the people of Wales, and it was hoped that, after the support which the college had received from the Government and the public, it would be established as a permanent institution among them. But the North Wales men refuse the offer which is now made to them of taking this institution as their own solely because it is ten miles on the wrong side of the South Wales border! A local pre- judice of this kind becomes deeply rooted in the Welsh mind, and has even been sufficient to cause dissension among them, as their unfortunate his- tory abundantly shows. And when we see it fos- tered by men of the position of Mr. Osborne Morgan and Mr. John Roberts, we can scarcely hope that it may yet be overcome by wiser and more generous counsels. If the Aberystwith College will not b3 accepted by North Wales, I trust the Government will not allow the efforts made for it and the funds collected for its support to be en- tirely lost to the people of Wales. If one college is established in Glamorganshire and another in the North of Wales, the college at Aberystwith would still have usefuj work before it, as offering superior advantages to the western and midland counties of Waies. I can only express the hope that if the North Wales men refuse, in obedience to a geographical prejudice, to accept Aberystwith as their college, tho Government will make a. separate grant to enable it to carry on the good work in which it is now successfully engaged. TO THE EDITOR. gIK( i find that some of the friends of the above college are extremely angry because the people of North Wales, who met lately in conference at Chester, rejected the Aberystwith College as a proper one for the youths of North Wales. There are two letters in the pages of your contemporary for this day, the 31st of January, containing very strong remonstrances against the people of North Wales for daring to consult their own interests and convenience, and for refusing to consult the in- terests and sentimentalities of those who wish to push their favourite college in Aberystwith upon the people of North Wales. The Dean of Bangor, in his speech at the Chester Conference, told the truth about the sectarian character of the Aberystwith College. That truth was very bitter to Mr. D. Davies, M.P., Llandinam, who has been a pitfCy to make that college sectarian, and who has hotly defended its sectarianism publicly. Mr. Davies wished the world to beheve that what is sectarian is also unsect»1-iAn- One of the writers of the letters referred tp, who calls himself A Governor of Aberystwith College," tries to prove that the college is unsectarian by quoting Article 13, found in the constitution of the college, in which "theology is excluded from its study." But the veracious" Governor" omitted a very material fact, which would have spoiled his assertions against the assertions of the Dean of Langor. The fact to which I refer is found in the Calendar" of the college in the 8th Regulation with respect, to discipline." That regulation is as follows: "The principal will meet the students for prayers every morning at half-past eight o'clock, in the library. Attendance at prayers is not compulsory. The manual used—prico Is.—may be had of the registrar." The" manual. used" contains sectarian prayers and sectarian hymns. Ac- cording to the advertisement" at the be- ginning of the "manual," "the prayers and hymns were selected from various sources." But all those sources are Trinitarian and Protestant, not one of them Unitarian or Roman Cathohc. It is, therefore, as evident as noon-day that the "regulations "in relation to students "are" sec- tarian.' The fact that there is no compulsion to attend" makes no difference in the sectarian character of the regulation." There is no "com- pulsion to attend the chapels of Aberystwith belonging to various denominations, but that does not change the fact that the services in those chapels are sectarian. A letter appeared ifi the Baner, dated Dec. 3, 1872, written by Mr. John Pughe, Aberdovey, a justice of the peace, whose son was a student in the Aberystwith College. He said that the use of the Manual of Prayer and Praise was incon- sistent with the former non-sectarian professions which had been madd by the promoters of the college movement. After all the tall talk about its non-sectarianism, the students of the college are trained in the daily use of a sectarian prayer- book and this bright ideal ot our imagination resolves itself into a denominational college, with a conscience clause! Instead of the promised pure gold we are put off with aluminium. Good faith, consistency, and common sense require that this foolery should go on no longer. The able and temperate letter of Sylwedydd,' in last week's Baner, ought to be a sufficient warning of the storm of indignation which you are brewing." The above letter was addressed to the authori- ties of the college. They replied. But he said, in his second letter, that they slurred the matter over, as if it involved no principle." In reply to that the principal said that "Churchmen de- manded the public recognition of religion in a college that invited them to enter its gates." Mr. Pughe, in his reply, said that he had subscribed to the funds of the college and sent his son to it on the faith that it should be non-sectarian, which was on its flag when appealing for support. He said that "compromises were dishonest." I think, therefore, that the Dean of Bangor told the truth about the college.—I am, &c" TO. ANTI-SHAM.
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uiJS MILFORD DOCKS COMPANY. ALLEGED EXTENSIVE FORGERIES. ARREST OF THE SECRETARY. At the Mansion House, London, on Tuesday, Capt. Charles Clifton Hood, 42, secretary of the Milford Dock Company, was charged before Alderman Sir Robert Carden, M.P., with forging the debenture stock of the company to the extent of £ 44-,000, and omitting to make certain entries in the books of the company. Mr. St. John Wontner appeared to prosecute, and Mr. George Lewis defended. In opening the case, Mr. Wontner said that he should merely state a few of the facts which were incidental to the charge, and then ask for a re- mand. The defendant had been secretary of the Milford Dock Company for several years a com- pany formed under an Act of Parliament, with a capital of £250,000. Powers were also given to the company to raise £133,000 by debenture stock. The allegation was that the defendant as secretary to the company had issued debenture stock to the amount of £100,000 in excess of the Parliamentary limit, and the circumstances under which those bonds were issued would be the sub- ject of that investigation. The company was formed to construct docks and railways at Milford, and the contract was taken up by Mr. Lake, who had from time to time been paid by debenture bonds and bills of exchange. For some time past there had been disputes between the company and Mr. Lake, and the matter had been the subject of investigation in the Court of Chancery. The contract was originally taken by a Mr. Appelby. The mode of payment was by what was known as Lloyd's bonds." Very little cash actually passed between the parties, but upon the bonds or debentures bankers advanced money, the securities being perfectly legitimate. In the course of the litigation Mr. Lake found that bonds had been issued in excess of the powers granted by the Act of Parliament, and that they had not been entered on the debenture register of the company. Information was given by Sir E. J. Reed, M.P., the chairman, and the directors of the company, but they had taken no steps to vindicate justice, and consequently Mr. Lake had assumed the responsibility of giving the defendant into custody. On the way to the station he said he did not see how they could charge him without charg- ing the others, and that as for the alleged forgery, all the bonds were signed in his own name. These were briefly the circumstances of the case, into which he would go more fully on another occa- sion. Mr. Lewis asked how the charge of forgery was framed. Mr. Wontner said the forgery consisted in issuing debenture stock which he had no power to issue. The Act prescribed the number of bonds which could be issued, and all other bonds were worthless, whilst those who gave value for them were defrauded of their money. The documents were signed by the secretary and sealed with the company's seal. If the charges were not accurate they might be altered. Mr. Lewis said both charges were absolutely worthless. Detective Sergeant Lythal formally proved the prisoner's arrest. Mr. Wontner then applied for a remand. Mr. Lewis said he could not allow the case to pass without protecting the defendant's honour by saying that he had not been guilty of anything which affected the high character which he had long held in the city of London. He had not com- mitted even a technical wrong. The prosecution had not been instituted with any public object, but simply out of spite. There was a mass of litigation going on, and the defendant's evidence was of the greatest value against Mr. Lake's claim. It was not suggested that a single penny of any sort or kind had found its way into the defendant's pocket, and he scouted the idea that he had com- mitted any offence—legal or technical. He, there- fore, asked that the defendant might be admitted to bail. Mr. Wontner declined to admit that the de- fendant had not profited by the transaction, or that the litigation had anything to do with the matter. He must ask for substantial bail. The' Alderman remanded the case, and admitted the defendant to bail in two sureties of £1,000 each. APPLICATION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF LIQUIDATOR. In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division (before Vice-Chancellor Bacon), on Wednesday, on his lordship entering the court onWednesday morn- ing Mr. Millar, Q.C., asked permission to move in the matter of the Milford Dock Company (Limited) and the Companies' Act. His motion was for the appointment of some fit and proper person as pro- visional liquidator of the effects of the company, or that such oilier order might be made as the circumstances of the case required. There had been two petitions on the paper in the matter on the last two petition days, the first having been opened and partly heard, and the second, for which he appeared, not yet having been called on. The necessity for the present application was increased by the fact that on Tuesday the secretary of the company was brought up before the magistrates at the Mansion House on a charge of forging and uttering debenture stock of the company, aoo it was with regard to this that he was asking for the appointment ef a provisional liquidator, trusting that the circumstances would bring the matter within the ordinary rules of urgency. He asked that the court should appoint a liquidator at once on the petitioners giving. an undertaking as to security. The circumstances of the case were these. The Miiford Dock Company took upon themselves the duty of making a dock at Milford Haven, They had, however, no funds to carry on the works or means to pay the contractor or even the ordinary office expenses. The friends of the company had caused the materials of the company to be taken in execution, and it was feared they might proceed to sell. Interest on the entire fund of debenture stock issued by the com- pany had fallen due from time to time, and in July last, on a payment of interact falling due, the com- pany made default. The company was indebted to various creditors in respect of Lloyd's bonds, &c., to the extent of JSI.60,000, and they had no means of paying that sum beyond the amount of £42,400, representing their uncalled capital, which could not be called up except at intervals, and the uncompleted works, the value of which could only be realised by winding up. The interest of the petitioners was as follows:—Mr. Mowatt, who was a gentleman of position and means—inciden- tally it appeared that he had been in the House of Commons, and was now a director of the Great Northern Railway—held debentures for £1,500, together with an overdue and unpaid acceptaece of the company for .£6,000, The other petitioners, Mrs. Anne Lister and Mr. J. G. Lister, were shareholders in the company to the amount of £5,200, in shares of £10 each. In this condition of things the necessity for a. winding up order seemed evident. A great part of one petition day and a very long part of another had been taken up in discussing the question of the first petition. Mr. Marten, Q.C. (interposing): I have not been heard at all; and I have a perfect answer to both petitions. Mr. Millar admitted that the company had Hot been heard, put said his clients had information that the company intended to consent to an order being made on the petition of the first petitioner He held in his hand a letter of the 26th of January from Messrs. Newton and Co., solicitors to the company, to the petitioner's solicitors, statin^ that they had received instructions to consent to an order. Mr. Marten: That is withdrawn. There was a. misapprehension about it, and it was withdrawn. Mr. Millar went on to read an affidavit of Mr. Mowatt referring to the large issue of debenture stock by the company, and a further affidavit stating that since he had made the former one he had been informed by the chairman of the com- pany that debenture stock to a much larger amount than he had previously stated had been issued by the company. The charge of forgery against the secretary was given in all tho news- papers, and it was, therefore, unnecessary for him to go into it. There was an affidavit also by Colonel Hope, of the Army and Navy Club. Mr. Marten: That I have not seen. Mr. Millar: I am moving without the consent of the company on a matter of urgency. Mr. Marten: But I am not going to have affida- vits read 1 have never seen. I object to your going on now. I think it ought to be adjourned till Saturday. There is no urgency at all in the matter. Mr. Miller went on to read the affidavit, which stated the circumstances under which the secre- tary of the company had been placed under arrest and charged with forging the debenture stock. This, he said, was the position of things in which the petitioners came before the court. It was clear that there was some influence unfavourable to the full investigation of these matters. The secretary was, under the ^circumstances, not the proper person to be left in possession of the books and securities at the company's offices. It was evident that the board was not engaged in taking measures against Mr. Hood, and it also appeared that they had some concurrence with him in the views he took. Under these circum- stances, he asked his lordship to consider this as a matter of urgency, and to appoint a provisional liquidator to take possession and protect the assets of the company. Mr. Latham, who appeared on the same side, said that as long ago as the 20th of January Mr. Mowatt stated that debenture stock to the amount of £50,000, for the issue of which the company's Act gave no authority, had been issued. This affidavit had not been answered, although the directors had had ten days to consider the matter. They had kept the secretary, who appeared to be chiefly to blame, in office. He was arrested in the board- room in the presence of the directors, and they had stood by him from beginning to end. This being so, he contended that the directors were not proper persons to retain custody of the papers or books of the company pending the delay which must occur in the appointment of omcial liqutdator, even in the event of a winding-up order being made. A receiver was appointed on the 11th of January, but only of the property described in the debenture stock security. ? His Lordship: Is it any less than all. Mr. Marten: No, my lord; it covers everything. Mr. Lathom. said it was not so. There was no covering deed whate ver, and he defied Mr. Marten to produce one. There was a charge on the under- taking and nothing else. This did not protect the property. It pr&ected nothing but the under- taking. The chief danger was, not that the pro- perty would be mad.) away with, but that the books would. The debenture holders were entitled to have some kind of protection against the books and property being made away with pending the ap- pointment of an official liquidator. Vice-Chancellor Bacon: Having given an order for the appointment of a receiver, I can make no such order as I am now asked to make. There is an order appointing a receiver of all the property and assets of the company, comprising or subject to the securities or charges created by the deben- tures or debenture stock issued by the defendant company to the plaintiffs as tiseir debenture tures or debenture stock issued by the defendant company to the plaintiffs as tiseir debenture holders. All 1 have to consider is the interest of the directors. I find the matter somewhet in a I I state of confusion—with abundance of litigation going on, a quantity of things stated to which I can pay no kind of attention, the secretary charged with forgery, and the matter being pending at this moment. I find that the case of urgency is established, but I find also that there is a receiver appointed by the authority of this court, who, in my opinion, protects the interests of the parties now moving, and any other parties interested in the assets of the company, including all the cre- ditors of the company. I, therefore, refuse this application. In reply to Mr. Marten, his Lordship said he must reserve the costs. In the Supreme Court of Judicature, Royal Courts of Justice, Court of Appeal, before the Master of the Rolls, Lord Justice Lindley. and Lord Justice Bowen, on Wednesday, Mr. Lathom ap- plied for leave to serve notice on Thursday of an appeal against the refusal of Vice-CHancellor Bacon that morning to appoint a provisional liquidator to protect the books, papers, and seal of the company. The ground for the application, according to the statement of counsel, was as fol- lows :—Debenture stock had been over issued, and the secretary was before the magistrate at the Man- sion House the previous day charged with forgery. They intended to consent to the winding-up of the company, and one of the debenture holders applied that morning for the appointment of a provisional liquidator, but his lordship refused the appli- cation, on the ground that a receiver had been appointed. They wanted to take the books and property of the company until the petition was heard and the receiver appointed.— The President said there did not appear to be any danger of tampering with the books. What was wanted was, not a provisional liquidator, but an injunction to prevent books being tampered with. A provisional liquidator was for the protection of assets and not for the protection of books and papers.—Mr. Lathom: If your lordship will give me leave to serve notice for Saturday I will not press now for an official liquidator.—The Court declined to interfere, and refused the application.
THE WEST OF ENGLAND BANK V. MURCH. This summons, which came before Mr. Justice Fry, sitting at Lincoln's Inn, on Saturday, was to obtain a declaration of the court as to the validity of the purchasers' objections to the title of the vendors. In the first place, the summons asked that the agreement with Spence and Co. for the purchase by them of the Melingriffith Works, near Cardiff, with the tin-plate works, &c., connected with them be confirmed; but, an objection being taken to the form of summons, on the ground that there had been no certificate and the title was bad, his Lordship consented to its amendment. -^Mr. Montague <Jookson, Q.C., appeared for the Messrs. Spence and Co" the proposed purchasers of the property, and Mr. Horace Davey, Q.C., Mr. Everett, Q.C., and Mr. Phipson Beale represented the liquidators of the West of England Bank.— Mr. Cookson said the simple question foe his lord- ship to decide was whether a good title had or had not been shown. The contract for sale was dated the 14th of September, 1881, the vendors being the official liquidator and the purchasers Messrs. Spence and Co. The subject matter of ths sale was some very large and extensive property, com- prising coal and iron mines and iron and tin-plate works, near Cardiff, known as those of Booker and Co. Mr. Spence, one of the purchasers, had made an affidavit in which he set forth the principal objections to the title shown by the omcial liqui- dator. In the first place, the lease under which the property was held, and which was dated 1772, was a voidable lease. The lease was made between J. Powell on, the one part and the firm of Reynolds and Co. on the other part. It was by a tenant in tail, who had not barred the entail, and the remainderman might, therefore, now come in and cancel it. There was provision made in the lease for confirmation, but there was nothing to prove that the remainder man had confirmed it. To a requisition as to whether the lease was still voidable the vendor replied that there had been peaceable possession of the works for, say, 100 years, on payment of the rent, but no evidence was given as to the right of the remainder man still to come in and evict. There was one other point on which objection was taken to the vendor's title. The whole pro- perty comprised in the contract, both freehold and leasehold, was formerly held by Messrs. J. P. and T. W. Booker as tenants in common in equal shares. J. P. Booker died in 1868, having left all bis real and personal estate on trust to Messrs. Langley and Werrington, that they should either immediately, or at such later time as they thought fit, sell and" convert it into money, pay his wife £1,000 a year, and after the decease of his wife divide the remainder among his children, the sons to receive their share when they attained 21, and the daughters theirs when they attained that age or married. One of the two trustees thus ap- pointed renounced the trust, and the other subse- quently appointed Clara Georgina Booker sole trustee of the testator. This was, he contended, an improper appointment, as there was no power in the will of appointing new trustees. In 1872 T. W. Booker, the surviving partner, and Clara Geor- gina Booker concurred in selling the entirety of the property to T. W. Booker & Co., Limited, part of the purchase money, which amounted to £425,000, being payable in debentures, and the remainder in cash. It was evident that if this lady was not properly appointed as trustee she had no power of selling the moiety, and certainly she had no power to accept part of the purchase money in deben- tures, and this objection went to the root of the title of the trustee. The compaDY at the time of the sale had only just been formed, and the amount paid in cash was £ 145,000, whHe, the remaining £280,000 was paid in debentures. At this point the further hearing of the case was adjourned. In the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice on Monday (before Mr. Justice Fry), the hearing of this summons was resumed, Mr. Montague Cookson continuing his address on behalf of Messrs. Spence and Co. It will be re- membered that the summons was taken out by Messrs. Spence and Co.. who have contracted to purchase from the official liquidator of the West of England Bank the iron and tin-plate works, coal mines, &c., at Melingriffith, Cardiff, late t.he pro- perty of Messrs. Thomas Booker and Co. (Limited), and its object is to obtain a declaration from the court that Messrs. Booker and Co. are unable to show a proper title to the property.—Mr.Cookson said thatMrs.ClaraGeorgiana Booker became trustee of the estate of her late husband Mr. John Partridge Booker, under two deeds which were respectively executed on the 16th and 17th of .Tune, 187Q, Mr. J. P. Booker having died in June, 1888. In the first place, Mr. R. F. Langley, of Cardiff, one of the trustees appointed by Mr. J. P. Booker, renounced the trusteeship and, in the next, John Wellington, the other trustee, resigned, and appointed Mrs. Booker as trustee in his place. On the 1st of July, 1872, the agreement for the purchase of J. p, Booker's share in the property by the new com- pany of Messrs. Thomas W. Booker and Co. was entered into between Mrs. Booker and Thomas W. Booker, Mrs. Booker being then sole trustee under the will of her husband. The suggestion of the other side was that Mrs. Booker was properly ap- pointed sole trustee under Lord Cranmer's Act. But, so far as he could ascertain, there was no authority in favour of the proposition that, where a testator had left two trustees, one trustee could subsequently be appointed in their place- Mr. Horace Davey, Q.C., ;?., on behalf of the official liquidators of Messrs. T. W. Booker and Co., submitted that all the objections which Messrs. Spence and Co. took to the title were un- founded.—Mr. Justice Fry remarked that the re- cital in the agrement for the sale of the property did not assert that the freehold was partnership property.—Mr. Davey said the point was a new one to him- The Bookers had not acquired anv new property since the date of the will of Mr. new property since the date of the will of Mr. Blakemore.—Mr. Justice Fry said it would be convenient to ascertain what was the fact before proceeding further with the case.—Mr. Cookson said that if Mr. Davey would deal with the question of the voidability of the lease first he might be able to make an admission respecting the freehold.— His Lordship said it appeared to him that the question whether there was an entailed estate ought to have been investigated, and he must find that in that respect the title had not been made good. He was also of opinion that the ap- pointment of a new trustee under the will of J. P. Booker was not inadequate, and he should hold that it was a valid appointment. The other ques- tions would remain as part heard, and the case would be on the paper again on Saturday.
THE CASTLE STEEL AND IRONWORKS COMPANY. In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, on Tuesday, .before Vice-Chancellor Bacon, Mr. Marten, Q.C., made an ex parte application for the appointment of a receiver and manager of this company, which is in liquidation. He stated that a Mr. Mowatt, who is the holder of £1,500 worth of debentures out of a total issue of £30,000, had instituted an action against the company on his own behalf and on that of all the other debenture holders. On the 16th inst. the company had been ordered to be wound up, but no liquidator or provisional liquidator had been appointed, and the present action was on Tuesday commenced by Mr. Mowatt, whose object was to protect the in- terests of the debenture holders. He produced an affidavit sworn by Mr. Mowatt to the effect that the matter was urgent, and that his action had been entirely prompted by the desire to protect the debenture holders, and also stating the facts of the case. It was desirable that a receiver and manager should at once be appointed, as there was a large amount of property on the company's pre- mises.—An affidavit of fitness having been pro- duced, his lordship appointed Mr, Henry Spain, of 76, Coleman-street, London, receiver and manager, with power to act immediately, and Mr. Mowatt undertook to be answerable for the receipts for a fortnight, or until proper security being given within that period.
SPREAD OF CATTLE DISEASE. The "Central News" says:—Cattle disease is prevalent in every county in England, and although not extensive in any one particular the general dissemination of the disease is causing much anxiety at the Veterinary Department of the Privy Council. Orders in Council have been issued scheduling no less than 114 localities, twelve of which came into effect on the 26th inst., 95 will come into effect on the 1st of February, and seven on the 3rd February. Up to the present no cattle disease has been reported either in Wales or Scot- land. Three hundred head of cattle landed at Liverpool on Wednesday from the steamship Kansas were, upon examination, all found affected with the foot and mouth disease, and were, con- sequently, ordered to be immediately slaughtered, in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
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j THE OUTRAGE ON AI BRECONSHIRE FARMER. ♦ THE ACCUSED BEFORE THE BENCH. On Wednesday morning Mr. D. E. Williams, of Hirwain, sat in his magisterial capacity at the Station Hotel, Cefncoedycymmer, when Mr. John Morgan Jenkin Harris and Mr. Tom Harris, of Bodwigiad, Breconshire, and of Trefarig, Glamor- ganshire, surrendered to the warrants charging them with having in December last, at Bodwigiadi inflicted grievous bodily harm on Jenkin Morgan, Taicwpl Farm, in the same county.—Mr. Bonnell Bishop, solicitor, Brecon, appeared for the police, and Mr. Richard W. Williams, solicitor, Cardiff, appeared for the defendants. The last-named apologised to the magistrates, on behalf of the accused, for their non-attendance at > the former meeting, and stated that their absence was due to a misapprehension, to the effect that, inas- much as Jenkin Morgan would not be present,and they themselves would be represented by their solicitor, their personal attendance would not be necessary. — Supt. Flye having given formal evidence, each of the defendants was bound over in the sum of £ 1,000,and one surety of .El.OOO, to appear at the office of the Vaynor clerk of the magistrates at Merthyr Tydtilon the 8th of February, when another adjournment will take place. Mr. Francis R. Crawshay, J.P., Treforest, was the surety for Mr. J. M. J. Harris, and Mr. John Evans, Crofta, Llan- trisant, for Mr. Tom Harris. The business was simply formal, and did not last more than a few minutes. It was stated in the neighbourhood that an ap- plication had been made to the bench to hold the meeting in private, and that this had been de- clined. Mr. Jenkin Morgan is said to be progres- sing as favourably as can be expected, and it is believed he will be able to attend before the bench at the time his medical attendant, Dr. Jones, Hir- wain, mentioned to the magistrates at the former meeting.
CLOSING OF A COLLIERY IN NORTH WALES. The whole of thecolliet's and men engaged at the Flint Colliery have received a fortnight's notice of dismissal, it being the intention of the proprietors to close the works in consequence of the expense attendant on getting the coal and the unremunera- tive prices prevailing.—The coal trade generally throughout North Wales is in a depressed condi- tion, and, as a consequence (writes our correspon- dents, an endeavour was made on Wednesday to sell at Chester the Aston Hall Colliery and Brick- works, under an order of the Court of Chancery, situate at Queensferry, Hawarden. The collieries are furnished with wharves upon the River Dee, and with sufficient plant and rolling stock to carry on a large trade. There was a large attendance, but the only bid that could be obtained was one of £1,000, an amount insufficient, as the auctioneer explained, to cover the cost of the 206 railway wagons. The colliery was then withdrawn from the sale. The coal from Aston Hall Colliery is among the best house coal in North Wales.
THE COAL ANDIRON TRADES OF SOUTH WALES. The recent stormy weather has had the effect of diminishing to a. slight extent the immediate pressure on coal shippers, but, nevertheless, the business being done is of a highly satisfactory character. Both steam and house coals ate very firm, and sellers expect, from the present position of affairs, to be fully ahle to main- tain this condition of things. Small steam coal still remains comparatively quiet, although the prices realised are much higherthan were ruling twelve months since. Patent fuel is in great demand, and makers both at Cardiff and Swansea, are full up with orders. The coal clearances last week were Foreign Prom Cardiff, 116,796; Newport, 26,734 Swansea, 22,324. Coastwise: Cardiff, 21,818; Newport, 13,625; Swansea, 9,502. Some large shipments of rails were also made from Newport. and a few from Cardiff. The chartering market is not much altered, but the northern French ports uow appear a little firmer, and better figures are lJeiug obtained for the upper end of the Mediterranean.
THE FALL OF A THUNDERBOLT AT LLANTRISANT. It seems that the most extraordinary scenes were witnessed at Penygarn Farm at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. How the wife of Edward Williams and his two daughters escaped being killed on the spot is past comprehension. One of the daughters, named Twyswyth, is still suffering acutely from the electric shock she sustained. The mother and one daughter named Margaret were at the time of the startling occurrence en- g-aged with their domestic duties in the principal room in the house, while the other daughter was engaged upstairs close to the window. There was a heavy hailstorm at the time, but not the slightest sign of thunder. There was a sudden terrific reportfoHowed by the mantlepiece being shot across the room. The plastering from the wall was stripped off and blown about in showers. At the same time the mother and daughter saw zigzag flashes of lurid flames shoot- ing about them, and both experienced numbness in their bodies. The framo of a looking glass, hanging on the wall near where Mrs. Williams stood, was shivered to atoms, and it was afterwards ascertained that the glass had a mark as if a diamond had been passed over it. The fluid seemed at the same time to have passed into the bedroom in which Twyswyth was. She experienced a thrilling shock, and at the same moment saw brilliant darting flames all over her shoulder and about her tace. The electric current passed through the wall of the house and killed the five cattle, as already reported. The loss to the poor farmer is about £110, and much sympathy- is felt for him. A correspondent writes:—The sad affair at Pen-y-garn, in the parish of Llantrisant, on the 30th ult., caused by the electric fluid has been responded to at once by the generous neighbours of Pontypridd. The value of the cattle lost is sup- posed to be about £ 100. By four o'clock on Wed- nesday £70 was subscribed to compensate the farmer. When has such generosity been displayed in so poor a locality! Subscriptions will be acknowledged by the Rev. D. W. Williams, Fair- field, and Mr. Griffith Evans, Tan-street, treasurers; and Messrs. Evan Griffiths, Brynteg, Pontypridd, and John Morgan, Llanwonno Vostry-hall,
THE DANUBIAN CONFERENCE. The" Central News" learns it will be proposed at the forthcoming Danubian Conference, which meets formally at the Foreign Office on Monday next, to extend the powers of the International- Commission above Galatz as far as Braila, where the river ceases to be navigable for sea-going vessels. A mixed Commission will also be suggested to take charge of the Danube above Braila to the Iron Gates, to consist of five members of Austro- Hungary, Servia, Roumania, and Turkey, and the European Powers, chosen alphabetically. Turkey has raised the strongest objection to Bulgaria having a seat on this Commission, even to the extent of refusing to sit upon it if a Bul- garian Commissioner is admitted. It is deemed essential that Turkey should be represented on the Commission in order to guard against future eventualities. Hopes have been held out to Bul- garia that she will have an opportunity of laying her views before the Conference. Germany, we believe, will not be represented at the Conference, but, as the German Ambassador has returned to London, should any questions affecting that country arise they can be referred to his Excel- lency.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. The Marl: Lane ]J':cpre?s says:- -During the past week the weather has been variable, and the tem- perature equally so. The general position has not improved in the least. It is as bad as it was a month ago, and much more serious at the end of January than at the end of December. In addition to this feature, there are now complaints that some of the early-sown wheat is losing colour and plant from the long-continued water-logged condition of the land, whilst on the other hand some later-sown wheats are appearing above the ground. Oppor- tunities for threshing wheat, under favourable cir- cumstances have been few and far between. Hie J'r'ner remarks :—Wet and windy weather, with a dull and disheartening market; attendance is very fair, but only a small trade is done. Eng- lish wheat mostly out of condition, and is hard to sell. Foreign wheat a weaker market from last week. Maize likewise disappointing to the holders. Barley 6d. dearer for ordinary sorts, and Is. for best. Oats, beans, and peas without any quotable change. Rye firm. Malt firm. Flour unchanged, and rather neglected.
i)ít1JJS, iilarna2Beatl)$, BIRTHS. NEi.L.—OnJanu&ry27 Mrs. Walter Nell, Wenvoe, of a son. MARRIAGES. C.APKIX—SMITH.—On January 31, at St. Andrew's Church, Cardiff, by the liev. Edward Morgan, B.4., Jam«s Partridge Capell, M.A., only son ot James Capell, of Weston-super-Mare, to Louisa Anne Smith, only surviving daughter of the late John Smith, of Parton Conrt, Chuichdown, Gloucestershire. GUXSTOXE — BOBINS. — On January 27, at Bethany Baptist Chapel, Cardiff, Vr.-deriek, second son of Mr. Thomas Gunstone, Cardiff, It) Atla, youngest daughter of Mr. Itobins, Canton. DEATHS. C^RKy.—On Jan. 25, Major-General Robert Carey, C,B., eldest son of Major-General Sir Oetavius Carey, K.C.H., late Judge Advocate General, aged 61 years. COKRAN.—On Jan. 24, of consumption, Zillah, the wife of Mr. Harry Corran, Dalston, London, aged 36 years. GICRRISH On Jan. 2&, at the Carpenters' Arms, Bum- 1 iey, the wife of Thomas Gerrish, aged 56 years. HOWKLL.-On JIUl. 30, at Llanion House, Kensington- terrace, Swansea, Gwynne, son of T. A. R. Howell, aged four months. LKWIS.—On Jan. 27,. at Kenford Villa, 18, The Walk, Cardiff, the beloved wife of J. W. Lewis, Friends will kindly accept this intimation.
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THE WEEK'S MARKETS. CORN. CHESTER, Saturday.—^There was a small supply o £ wheat offering to-day, which was quoted at '6s 3d p«r. 751bs. Malting barley, 5s per bOlbs. Few oats offering, and prices were the turn against buyers, with quotation* at from 3s 6d to 3s 9d per Ifilbs. Beans, 6s 3d per SOIbs- Egyptian beans, 39s per 4801bs. Indian corn without quotable alteration, and sold at 6s lid per cental. LUDLOW. Monday.—An average attendance to-day. Good samples of grain offering. Business quiet. Prices English wheat, per bushel of 751bs., white, 6s Id to 6s 3d;: red, 5s 6d to 6s Od. Barley, 30s to 32s per qr. Beans, 321 to 36s per qr. Oats, 23s to 24s Od par qr. Flour, per sactc of five bushels, or 2801bs., best, 38s seconds. 35s. t COWBRIDOB, Tuesday.—Very little business done.* and the sampies of grain still coming in are In very poor condition. The annexed are the prices: -Wheat from 4s 6cl to 5s per bushel; barley, 4s to 4s 6d pel.' bushel; and oats, 2s 6d to 2s 9d per bushel.. CATTLE. COWBRIDGK. Tuesday.—The supply again to-day was not equal to the demand, and last week's prices were fully maintained Fat cattle made from 8fd to 9d per It).. Store cattle Cows and calves only offering at from jei8 to JE24. There were only a few fat sheep penned,, and sold very dear at from lid to Is per lb. dead weight- No store sheep on offer. Pigs Baconeis and porkers from 10s to lis per score, PONTARDULAIS MONTHLY FAIR, Tuesday.—This fair was held to-day, and there was a good supply of porkers at from 10s. to 10s. 6d. per score. !;at cattle reached » good price also sheep, which were scarce, but necessa- rily high-priced. LONDON", Thursday.—The following are to-day's arri- vals Beasts, 790 sheep, 2,210 calves, 40 pigs, 20 including foreign beasts, 380. Prices: -Beef, 4s 4d to: 6s Od per 81bs.; sheep, 5s 6d to 7s lOd; calves, 6a 0d t to 7s Od pigs, 3s lOd to 4s 8d per 81bs. B BIRMINGHAM, Tliursday.-Prices:- Beef, 7M to 9d 7 per lb. Veal, 8jd to lOdperlb. Mutton, 9d to llfd per lb. Pigs Baconers, 9s 6d to 10s 6d per score; sows, 9s Od to 9s 6d and porkers, 10s 8d to 10s 9d. DUBLIN, Thursday.—^The numbers at market to-day were .—Cattle, 2,314 — increase, 57 sheep, 3,778— increase, 750. The market was again the turn in buyers' favour bf of being fully 20s per head lower, top figures 77s 6d per cwt. Mutton, for local purposes, rated about the same as last week, but export sheep fell fully 3s to 4s per head. PROVISIONS. CARDIFF, Saturday.—(Messrs. Johnston, Miles, and Co.'s Report.)—Extra India Mess Beef There has been a better inquiry during the week owing to Christmas packed beef now coming forward buyers have more con- fidence in the quality. Packet is without change; buyers here are very anxious to get a good quality of Packet, but it seems almost impossible to get it at pre- sent. unless at extreme figures. Pork: Although the sales have been very trifling, still packers are not in clined to make any concession, in fact they ask more money for future deliveries. Bacon With the lightl supplies of hogs and strong American advices, holders are firm, and have been able to establish a slight ad- vance on last week's prices. Should receipts of hogs continne light there will. 110 doubt, be a further advance. According to trustworthy information the crop of hogs for 1883 is going to be no heavier than 1882, which would indicate that prices are at present on a safe basis. Hams are coming forward very sparingly, but in tufficient quantity to satisfy the demand. Lard: There is nothing or little doing. Cheese: There is a fair inquiry for me- diums, but strictly fancy are rather neglected. We look for a better trade as mediums advance. Butter is most disappointing to receivers, and we quote prices fully 10s lower, as holders are anxious to keep thei r stocks moving.. MONMOUTH, Saturday.—In consequence of the unpro- # pitious state of the weather the market to-day was a ■* small one prices ranged as fottow :—Dressed poultry Geese varied according to size at from 5s to 9s each, or about lid per lb.; ducks, 5s to 6s 6d per couple; fowls, small size, from 4s to 4s 6d per couple; large ditto, 5s 6d to 7s 6d per couple, or about 8!d per lb. Live pouttry Fowls varied according to size and qua- lity at from 4s to5s9d per couple; ducklings, 4s to 8s. Prime new milk butter from is 6d to Is 7d per lb. Eggs, Id each. Home-made lard. 8d per lb. Dead rabbits, 12s 6d to 14s 6d per dozen. Fruit: Cooking apples, Is per gallou dessert apples, Is 8d per gallon medlars, Is per gallon. Vegetables: Sekale. 4d per dish; Brussels sprouts, 6d per gallon; turnips, 4d potatoes, 6d to 7d per gallon; onions, 8d per gallon. Butchers' meat (prime joints only quoted): Beef, 9d to lOd per lb. Mutton, wether, lid per lb. ewe ditto, lOd per lb.; Pork,7d to 8d per lb. Pig- meat Griskins, 8d per lb.; spareribs, 7 £ d. BRISTOL, Wednesday. — (Prom Mr. Francis Bar- nard's Cireutar.)—Bacon During the week C. F. and 1. prices have somewhat declined, through a temporary falling off in orders from this country. With a small consumptive demand, and large supplies of home-cured meats, our markets have been quiet. Cheese CanadiAn advices report an entire clearance of the season's make. ;t New York prices are beyond the reach of our importers. Butter Very little offering C. F. and 1. in the United States and Canada. With a slow trade in this country, j especially for medium descriptions, prices are rather in favour of buyers. Continental quotations unaltered. "■ Lard A quiet trade, but prices continue firm. Flour: f Large arrivals have caused a dull trade during the week, except for liner qualities. MEAT. LONDON, Thursday. -Fair supplies of meat to-dav and trade quiet. Annexed are the prices :—Beef, 3s Od to 5s 4d; mutton, 3s 8d to 6s 8d; veal, 5s 8d to 6s 4d; pork, 3s 6d to 4s 4d per 81bs. by the carcase. PRODUCE. LONDON, Thursday.—Sugar A favourable turn has taken place in the market for refined sugar; a large business done in pieces at firm prices; dried goods in good demand, and fully firm beet sugars rather firmer at 19s 3d not much raw cane on offer. Coffee sales A steady demand at full prices for suitable qualities. Tea: A quiet demand for China; a steady trade in Indian. Gum: Ohbannon sold at full prices Bed- dish dropped to 35s 6d to 36s; very fine sifted Sandrac, £6 12s 6d. Turpentine without altera- tion. Petroleum a shade firmer. LIVERPOOL, Thursday.-Sugar continues steady; mo- lasses dull ot sale. Rum firm. Coffee difficult to sell. Cocoa in fair request. A moderate and steady business done in rice and linseed. Dvewood inactive. Ashes: l'ot, 28s 3d to 28s 6d pearl, 47s to 47s 6d. Castor oil,^7s 3 £ d. Cutch in request. Gambier, 27s. Nitrate of soda, 12s. Palm oil, tallow, olive and seed oils as last Turpentine, 50s. Petroleum continues steady. BUTTER. CORK, Thursday.—Firsts, -s; seconds, —s; thirds, 106s; fourths, 84s; fifths, 64s. Salt kegs: Firsts, -5 seconds, —s thirds, —s; fourths, -9 fifths, 59s. Mild cured firkins: Superfine, -s; fine mild, —3; mild, -a; ditto kegs, superfine, -9; tine, mild, -8 mild;-s. Firkins in market, 163; kegs, 8. SUGAR. GREENOCK, Thursday. —A better demand to-day, and a good business done, but without improvement in prices. The official report states :-Rather more done at the previous decline, as yet unreported, of 3d to 6d under 26sUlday' tlle greater decline being on sugars T ™ hay LONDON, Thursday.—-Moderate SUDP»« ON OFF- day; trade steady nrices unaltered. Annexed are the quotations: — Prime clover, 100s to 120s per ton: interior ditto, 60s to 95s; prime meadow hay, 80s to 86s; inferior ditto, 50s to 80s; straw, 30s to 42s per load. HOPS. WORCESTER, Saturday.—(From Messrs. Piercy, Long- bottom, and Faram's Report.)—There is more passing on this market in old hops, but not very much in neW ones, owing to the shortness of stocks. The few still left are held firmly, but not at the extravagant rates quoted by some London reports. HIDES AND SKINS. BRISTOL, Saturday. Hides: Spanish, -d to -d per lb; 931bs and upwards, 4d to 4id per lb; 831 bs to 921bs, 4-Jd to Od per lb 731bs to 821bs, 3id to 3id per Ib; 63lbs to 72lbs, 3id to Od per lb; 541bs to 621b9, 3jd to Od per lb 53lbs and under, Sid to Od ppr lb; cows, 631bs and above, 34d to 3id per lb; light, 3 £ d to Od per lb bulls, 3id to Od per lb heavy cuts, 3;d to Od per lb; light and irregular, 3jd to Od per lb. Calf skins: 171bs and upwards, 5td to Od per lb 121bs to 161bs, 7d to Od per lb 9tbs to lllbs, 7d to OA per lb under 91bs, 6 £ d to Od per lb; cut and irregular,. 4Jd to Od per lb; chance, Od per lb. Horse hides, lis 3d to 17s Od 1st kips, 4d to Od per lb 2nd ditto, 2fd tt> Odperlb. FatMutton, 3Jd; beef, 3id rough, 2i-d. Wools: D,2s7d; C, 3s 7d B, 5s lid A. 7s 4d X, 8s lid. Forward prices to Thursday.-Wools: D 2s 9<J; C, 35 9d B, 5s 9d; A, 7s 7d; X, 9s Od. Fat, 2id 3td to 3id. METALS. LONDON, Thursday. Copper, t64 15s to JE65. Tin, £9117s 6d to JE92 2s 6d. Iron, 47s 6d. Lead, English, £13158 to tl4 Spanish, 213 5s. Spelter, tl5 15s to £16. GLASGOW, Thursday.—Market for pig iron opened flat, but improved towards the close, and a fair amount of business done at 47s 5d, 47s 4M, and 47s 6d cash closing -sellers, 47s 6d cash, and 47s 9d one month; buyers near.
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