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MISCELLANEOUS NEWS. Major L. H. Isaacs, selected as the Conservative Candidate for Frpqae, has announced his intention Of not standing. The body of Miss Matilda Ready, a lady of inde- pendent means, has been found on the beach near Swalecliffa- Suicide is suspected. The return of the Registrar of Statistics for 1882 shows that there has been in the year an increase in the swings deposited in joint-stock banks in Ireland of .£2,585,000. Mr. Wilson, M P for Hull, in answer to a depu- tation which has waited upon him, has promised io introduce the Yorkshire Sunday Closing Bill jf possible, next session. Salmon fishing commenced on Friday in England and Wales. The floods which are now in the Severn and Dee will prevent any successful petting for a few days to) come. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales wil hoto a Jevée at St. James's Palace on Monday, the -.9th inst., and another on his return from Berlin, )f which the date will be announced later. A very interesting exhibition of bookbindings from the earliest period to the present time is being prepared by the keeper of the department of printed books, British Museum. The cases will be placed in the King's Library. Dr. Edward J. Edwardes, writing to the British Medical Journal with regard to the" fund proposed jo be raised for the benefit of Mrs. Whitfield id ward es and her children," says that foivu- lately they are amply provided for." A Twickenham correspondent says that it is re- ported there that York House, onoe the residence of the Cointe tie Paris, is about to be occupied by a distinguished family. The report is believed to refer to a branch of the Orleans family. An addition to the National Portrait Gallery has been made by the removal from the Rolls Court OC the portrait of the Right Hon. Sir William Grant, Master of the Rolls from May, 1801, to January, 1818, painted by Sir Thomas Lawrence. Some mn near Londonderry were singing a song last night which gave offence to a person named Agllw. Ruslling out, lw, with Rome weapon hs had, hewed the hand and part of Lhe irm off one of them. Agnew was arrested. On Monday in the Southern Police Court, Dublin, John Lodge, aged 26. bank clerk, was charged wirh the Monster Bank. Some evidence having been given, the was remanded for one week, without bail. The j)aily Telegraph is authorised to state that ..here is no truth in the published reports that the Bett-Lawps libel case has terminated. The de- fendant, it is added, intends in duo course to move that the rule nÙi for a new trial be made absolute. The Hon. W. O. Stanley, of Penrhos, Holyhead, has presented £1.000 to t:w Stanley Sailors' Hos- pital, Holyhead. This is in addition to the sum of ;3,500 previously given by the lion, gentleman to chat institution for the purpose of an endowment fùild. The steamer Meranon, at Liverpool, reports having signalled the missing steamer Quebec, from Porthmd for Liverpool, on the 30th of January, about 500 miles west of the Fastnet, going ahead slow under steam and sail, with temporary rudder, and wishing to be reported. At a meeting on Friday evening of the Newtown (Montgomeryshire) Local Board a stateme.it which las been published to the effect that the Welsh flannel trade wa in It mngt deplorable state,being .n a worse condition than at any time during the present generation, was strenuously denied. The captain, lieutenant, and five other officers of ,he Salvation Army were charged at Hereford on Monday for brawling in the street to the annoy- ance of the public. The two former were fined 25s. and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment, and the others j61 and costs, or fourteen days. At Bishop Auckland Police Court on Monday Joseph Stokes, a youth, was fined £2 and sentenced to twelve lashes, for placing four chairs on the railway near Towhard, where there is a steep gradient and sharp curve. The obstruction was discovered within four minutes of the passing of a passenger train. A coroner's jury at Bristol on Monday returned a verdict of wilful murder against Elizabeth Annie Heal and Elizabeth Heal, her mother, in connection with the discovery of the body of a child with its throat cut. One of the accused was seen to drop a parcel into a pond at Redland Green, and it was afterwards found to contain the child's body. Mr. Fawcett, in a letter to the secletaryof the London and Counties Lib. ral Union acknowledg- ing a resolution congratulating him on his re- covery, says :—" I am glad to be able to tell you I am getting on most satisfactorily, and I quite hope to be able to go back to work soon after the opeu- ing of Parliament." A soldier named Hotchkin, at Sowerby, Leicos- ershiro, asked a young woman named Freeman, whom he kept company, to go out. She re- used, and he hot her with "a revolver, the bullet edging in her ribs. He subsequently attempted 10 stab a man who tried to protect her. Hotchkin s in custody. On Saturday the coroner for East Middlesex re- amed the adjourned inquiry as to the death of the unknown, whose body was found in a box at the depot of Messrs. Carter, Paterson, and Co. on January 18. The Coroner said that ^rof ssor Tidy had not yet completed the analysis, and the in- • tjoeat was adjourned until February 13. The "Central News" is officially informed that jhe Address in answer to the Speech from the fhrone, on the meeting of Parliament, will be Moved by the Earl of Durham, and seconded by Lord Reay, in the House of Lords; and it will be moved by Mr. Charles T. Dyke A eland, M.P., and Seconded by Mr. Thomas R. Buchanan, M P., in the rfoiw of Commons. Lord Salisbury has issued the following letter to his supporters:—" St. Raphael, Feu. 1.—My tiord,—Parliament is summoned to meet on the 5th inst, and it is stated on behalf of her Majesty's Government that important business will be pro- ceeded with. 1 trust, therefore, that it will be con- jistent with your lordship's convenience to be present in your place at that time." The factory operatives who have been on strike n Forfar are now yielding. With the exception of /wo, the Manor Works, Messrs. J. and A. Creike and Co. and Messrs. Wm. Laird and Co., Canmore, all ..he factories are in full operation, the workers lisving resumed on the masters' terms. The llapse of the strike is attributed to the refusal of Messrs. W. and J. Don and Co.'s operatives to join the movement. At the London Bankruptcy Court on Saturday an application was made to appoint a receiver of the estate, and to restrain creditors, under the petition for liquidation presented by Montagu Joseph Feilden. The debtor was formally M.P. for Blackburn. The debts are stated at assets are unestimated at present. His Honour granted the application. The President of the United States has awarded a gold watch to Captain W. Waring, of the steamer Gordon Castle, of Glasgow, as a recognition of his services to the shipwrecked crew of the American ship Humboldt, whom he took off Lincoln Island, where their vessel was wrecked, on the 22nd of October, 1881. and conveyed to Hong Kong. A labourer named Androwa was committed for I trial at Cambridge on Saturday morning on a charge of setting fire to stacks at. Slapleford, doing damage to the amount of £260. He had been twice previously convicted of arson, and in 1874 was ntenced to ten servitude for that offence. Thrae weeks ago he left Chatham on ticket-of-leave. Lord, Claud Hamilton, presiding at a meeting yesterday afternoon, at the Standard Theatre, Shoreditch. London, for the purpose of promoting the early closing of shops, poinred out that many assistant* worked from 75 to 90 hours a week. and thereby exceeded the working time of artizans by about fouiteen weeks per year. He urged agitation in favour of legislation. Lord John Manners, M.P., attended the annual meeting of the Leicestershire Chamber of Agricul- ure on Saturday, and, discussing the question of tenant rigtit. said although agriculture was in a bad condition he did not think sweeping changes in five law would effect any magical results in re- lieving farmers' distress or enable them to meet foreign competition. He believed much more in local customs having the effect of law where they were known to be good. A dealer in old metals named Myers was engaged in the Bazaar Market, Cork, on Saturday, freeing from verdigris by means of a tile what he believed to be the pivot of a "tthe. During the operation it. exploded. Upon examination, what was regarded as a pivot proved to be an old mitrailleuse car- tridge. Myers escaped with his life owing to its being hoid firmly in a vice a portion of the cartridge, however, inflicted serious lacerated wounds in his left arm. Sir Charles Di1!ce. on Wednesday, accompanied ùy Mr. Owen, secretary to the Local Govern- ment Hoard, and Dr. Brydges. one of the medical inspectors. paid a vMit to the Infirmary of St. Giles, Cauiberwell, and afterwards to the Newington Infirmary. The visit was informal and unexpected, and was made with the object of gaining informa- tion concerning the management- of Poor-law vstabhshments. At Camberwell Sir Charles Dilke was conducted round the wards, and manifested considerable interest in the sick poor. The Ripon magistrates,onWednesday,committed for trial Wm. Moore on a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences. The prisoner had obtained pos- session of an estate in the neighbourhood, partly erected a mansion, and defrauded Ripon trades- men to a large extent. He absconded in December, and between then and the time he was arrested in Lowestoft is stated to have committed frauds in London. The prisoner was formerly a printer at Beccles, and partner with Messrs. Clowes, of Lon- lon. He had been previously convicted of frauds at Hull, Liverpool, and other places. A billiard match for £1,000 was commenced in London on Tuesday between Cook and Mitchell, 3,000 points up, level. The game stood—Cook 770: Mitchell 508, when Mitchell ran up to 767. C'jok then had nothing to play for, and Mitchell went in one unfinished break to 1,500, when play was suspended. On Wednesday night the match was ooncluded. Mitchell continued his spot play, but only added two more red hazards to his tal, when he broke down at 1,508. Cook was not in luck and when the interval came the scores were— Mitchell, 2,252; Cook,1,28¡). After the resumption Mitchell moved to 2,267, and finally, with the cores at-Mitchell 2,513, Cook 1,361, Mitchell, with grand break of 487, wou by 1,639. A Liberal demonstration in connection with lortb Lancashire was held at Lancaster on Satur- day. Lord Edward Cavendish, who presided, spoke of the necessity of remedial measures for Ireland, considering, in the accession of Lord Derby to the Cabinet, the Government had received sup- port which would be of material assistance to them. Probably before another general election took place they would have a large extension of the county franchise, and whether the result proved favourable to the Liberals or otherwise it was their duty to support it. Mr. Hibbert, M.P., also spoke, and defended the Government from the charge of extravagance, pointing out that this year alone they had iiad to pay £ 3,800,000 for war incurred bv their predecessors. A fire occurred late on Tuesday at Carters, clothier I •Viufh Shields, doing damage to the amount or ■■2 000. Dr. John Ross, senior English master of the Edinburgh High School, died in that city on Sunday, aged 50. The subscriptions at Philadelphia to the fund for the relief of sufferers bv the floods in Germany amount to §20,090. In the Roman Catholic churches of Edinburgh on Sunday a pastoral was read strongly condem- natory of secret societies. An interesting cricket. match is down to be played at Lords on May 14 between the Hon. Ivo Biigh's Eleven and England. A Madrid telegram in the second edition of the Times says:—The report of Signor Tambersik's death is untrue. He is perfectly well. It is stated that Lord Durham will move, and Lord Reay second, the Address in the House of Lords in answer to the Speech from the Throne. The North-Western Railway Company's dividend for the half-year has been announced at the rate of 8 per cent., which is the same as for the corre- sponding peiiod of 1881. Mr. Edward Cecil Guinness, brother of Lord Ardiluun, has been selected as the Conservative candidate for the representation of the county of Dublin. The Queen and Princess Beatrice will arrive fit Windsor on Tuesday next. The Prince and Princess of Waldeck and the Duke and Duchess of Albany are expected at Windsor on Saturday. A stormy meeting of property owners and ratepayers was held on Tuesday at Dover, when resolutions were carried authorising the town council to oppose the Channel Tunnel Bill. A telegram from Aberdeen says that the land agitation in the outer Hebrides has ended, owing to the timelv concession of the landlords. The grazing seized by the crofters has been given up The health of the Duchess of Connaught has so much improved during the week that her Royal Highness took her first carriage drive en Saturday in the Home Park. The infant Prince is well. The appointments of Mr. Alfred Peach Hensinan to be Attorney General of the Colony of Western Australia, and the Rev. Ernest Graham Ingham, M.A., to be Bishop of Sierra Leone are gazetted. The magisterial investigation into the charge against the R;,lv. J. H. Timmins, vicar of West Mailing, relative to the death from poison of a girl named Wright, has been adjourned until Monday, the 12th inst. The Wreck Commissioner at Glasgow on Monday gave judgment in the inquiry into the loss of the emigrant ship Wild Deer off the Irish Coast in January. He suspended the captain's certificate for three months. At an early hour on Sunday morning a labourer named Peter Dunnigar was taken into custody by the Newcastle poiiec on the charge of having mur- dered his wife, Agnes Dunnigan, by cutting her throat with a razor. 11 At lluggloscote, near Leicester, an engine-driver, named Campton, was looking after a brickmaking machine, when he was caught in the cog-wheels, and so terribly crushed before the engine could be stopped that death supervened. The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by the Grand Duke Vladimir, went out on a shooting ex- pedition on Friday. Thre wolves were kille(l, but owing to the Duke of Edinburgh being in a bad P., position he was unable to get a shot. The Chinese A mericiii, a weekly newspaper pub- lished in Chinese characters, and conducted by Chinamen, began its career at New York on Satur- day, being photo-lithographed. Eight thousand copies were circulated among the Chinese popula- tion. At a meeting of the Swinford Board of Guardians on Tuesday it was announced that the Duchess of Marlborough had decided to devote the balance of £ 3,000 from the relief fund started by her grace in 1871 to the purpose of assisting poor people to ornigrate. The trial of Dr. Noakes, of Halton. and M, Hudson, of Leeds, who were charged with the murder of Miss Margaret Scott, of Wakefield, by attempting to procure abortion, was concluded at the Leeds Assizes on Tuesday. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty. The Executive of the Yorkshire Miners' Associa- tion has issued a notice to the members that all lodges and eolliet's in the West Riding shall sJek interviews with the coalowners reLPectine the restriction of output, and shall submit reports to the adjourned conference at Barnsley. During the prevalence of a south-easterly gale off the Tyne on Tuesday night the brig Cactus, of Whitby. from Blyth for Gravesend with coals, in putting back for shelter ran ashore on the Black Middens, Tynemonth. The crew were rescued by the lifeboat and landed at South Shields. At the Liverpool Assizes, on Tuesday, a man named O'Malley was sentenced to 20 years' penal servitude for shooting at a woman name 1 Arden and her brother, at Gorton, because the female gave evidence against him at the police-court. He tired five times, and three of the shots took effect. The coroner's jury, inquiring into the circum- stances connected with the deaths of Charles Morgan, Henry Price, and James Firmstone, three miners, at Willingsworth Colliery, Walsall, through the breaking of a pit rope, returned a verdict of Manslaughter" against the engineer, Benjamin Skidmore, for negligence. At the Leicester Court of Bankruptcy, on Wednes- day, Mr. Thos. Baxter, the solicitor, of Lutterwortli, who mysteriously disappeared in London some days ago, and who was afterwards stated to have absconded with his brother, who had failed in the city, was adjudicated a bankrupt, on the applica- tion of Mr. Montagu. On Tuesday Mr. Justice Chitty committed to prison William Jones, the father of a lad rescued from the Beni Zoug Zoug Arab Troupe at Constan- tinople. The lad was placed in Dr. Bernardo's Home as a Chancery ward. The father had made many attempts to get possession of the boy. con- trary to the court's order, and was accordingly committed. The Exchequer receipts from the 1st of April to the 3rd of February are £ 70.160,879, against- £ 69,501,662 last, year:—Customs. £ 16s663.000, against £ 16,403.000 Excise, £ 22,923,000. against £ 23,084,000; Stamps. £ 9,916.000, against £ 9,697.000; Post-office, £ 8,144,000, against £ 5,972,000. Balance in the Bank of England on Saturday, £ 2.225,797 in the Bank of Ireland, 4831,801. The recent serious fires in London have called attention to the appliances available in case of all outbreak of fire, and with a view to testing a recent invention a public trial is, we observe, to tak-3 place on Wednesday next on the Thames Embankment, at which a fire-engine of a novel character will be subjected to severe tests to ascertain its powers of speedily bringing under fires of all kinds. At Shrewsbury Assizes, on Wednesday, Mr. Thos. Chambers Vaughan, a large landed proprietor of the county, was sentenced to twelve months' im- prisonment for perjury in a case heard at Wern.in which the vicar, the Rev. Mr. Benson, was charged with killing pheasants without a licence. A labourer named Woodward, who had been bribed to give false evidence, was sentenced to four months' imprisonment. At the Liverpool Assizes on Tuesday a Bolton cotton spinner was tried for wife murder. Owing to want of employment prisoner became dejected, and on the 24th of January had a slight quarrel with his wife, which was soon made up, but (lurin.- that night he suffocated tier by pressing on her windpipe, and next attempting suicide. The medical evidence supported the theory of insanity. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, on the ground of insanity, and the prisoner was ordered I to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure. At Taunton on Monday Fredk. Ripley. labourer, was indicted for the murder of a woman named Russell, with whom ho cohabited. On Boxinl1 night the prisoner became infuriated because the woman was drinking with another man. He went to the Ship Inn and called her out, and in a few minutes afterwards she staggered back into the house with her throat cut, and died shortly afterwards. The prisoner was arrested the same evening, and said" Yes, I did it." The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to death. Mr. Monk, President of the Associated Chambers nf Commerce, speaking at Gloucester Chamber of Commerce meeting oti Tuesday, referred to Mr. J. K. Cross's recent remarks in opposition to the ap- pointment of a Minister of Commerce and Agricul- ture as somewhat surprising, seeing that the Go- vernment of which he was now a member had in L881. without a division, adopted a motion in favour of such appointment. With regard to the Bankruptcy Bill, it was hopeless to expect the question to be fully dealt with next session. The Chambers of Commerce would only seek to amend the Government Bill. At the annual meeting of the Farmers' Alliance at the Bridge House Hotel, London, on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr. Howard, M.P., a report was presented impressing upon the members the importance of putting forth all the energies of the Central Alliance during the present year in order to induce the Government to redeem some of the pledges which helped to bring it into power. A resolution was adopted thanking the Government for the announcement of its intention to deal with the question of compensation to agricultural tenants in the coming session, and urging the early introduction of the intended measures. At Chester Assizes on Tuesday four poachers, Wm. Aldersey, Emanuel Hunkey, John Johnson, and Thomas Sandbach, were convicted of shooting, with intent to murder, Sergeant Gosling at Middle- wich on November 25. The prisoners and another man were surprised when night poaching on the state of Colonel Frank Havhurst, Bostock Hall, by Sergeant Gosling and two other policemen and three gamekeepers. Johnson threatened to fire if Gosling advanced, but the shot took effect in the leg of another man named Niddrie. Johnson too struck the sergeant with his clubbed gun, breaking it over his head, and seriously injuring him. The other prisoners threw stones, injuring a constable named Hodgkinson. Arrests were afterwards made in Northwich. Johnson had been previously convicted twelve times, and was sentenced to five fears' penal servitude; Hunkey and Aldersey to aighteen months each, and Sandbach to six months. Mr. Asher, Solicitor-General, and M.P. for Elgin District of Burghs, addressed his constituents in he Corn Market-hall, Elgin, on Tuesday. In the course of a lengthy speech, he referred to the pre- sent condition of Ireland and measures which the jrovernment had adopted to remedy the grievanaes )f that country. In the passing of the Land Act ;hey had done work which all previous Govern- nents had failed to do. At the present time the londition of Ireland was apparently satisfactory. rhe Government had done its best to ameliorate he evils which had afflicted the Irish people, and )oth Liberal and Tory were of opinion that the Measures were so far successful. But the Govenv nent were determined to stand by law and order, ind vindicate, if necessary, the strong arm of the aw. With regard to Egypt, the hon. gentle- nan said the policy which the British Government lad pursued was eminently successful and satis- actory. He referred to the attacks of the Tory )arty, but he found that unless a party were united could not strike home.

IfiE MISSING CARDIFF VESSEL…

FATAL FALL OF A STRAW STACK.

SHOCKING DISCOVERY IN A LIMEKILN.

A STEAMER ON FIRE OFF GRAVESEND.

ACCIDENT ON BOARD II.I.S.…

SHOCKING MURDER OF AI FARMER.…

FATAL POACHING AFFRAY.

THE OUTRAGE ON CARMARTHEN-ISHIRE…

THE WINWORD TRAGEDY.

-----..-. SAD DEATH OF A BANK…

THE RIIONDDA COFFEE TAVEUX…

THE RECENT EXPLOSION AT COEDCAE…

"--------_.._-__=-= BKEACH…

THE MILFORD HAVEN ESTATE COMPANY.

OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID FEVER…

THE WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.

THE ATTEMPTED CHARGE OF MURDER…

ISUNDAY DRINKING AT CARDIFF.

JUVENILE DEPREDATORS AT CARDIFF.

ACTION AGAINST A COLLIERY…

DEATH BY MISADVENTURE AT CARMARTHEN.

IEXTRAORDINARY CL AIMS BY…

STRANGE ADVENTURE IN A BARBER'S…

-------,-------------THE MYSTERIOUS…

DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT CARDIFF.

COLLIERY DISPUTE AT NEATII.

THE NEW ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY.

----.-THE LLYNVI AND OGMORE…

---RHONDDA AND SWANSEA DAY…

--.MONMOUTH TOWN COUNOIL.

THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS.

fTHE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD IOF…

WELSH NOTES FROM THE METROPOLIS.

THE ENGLISH CRICKETERS IN…

UlEATltE ROYAL, CARDIFF.

THE HEALTH OF NEATII.I --I

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I SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD.

---BRIDGKNlTTiaviir OF GUARDIANS.