MERTHYR. T)OL7O?FIYF„EM 0I\I>0L1CE—A lew days ago the CANTNIN wr ° R"R LSICNI WERE again examined by BY A FALL—On Saturday last a man named LL'LI*">» /wlio HAD LIVED IN XO_ 10> Mary-street, IL? ;:1' DLC:1 FRORA injuries he had received by a SLH' \V 6 R°0F IU TH° Graig Colliery, in the Ply- NSL NON TLIE previous day. An inquest was ,WI I XI001Y on Monday, and a verdict of "Acci- dents death "was returned.. .N M.IXDEES s MENAGERIE.—The large collection of wild animals going under the above name, were exhibited to large crowds of spectators on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday last. The feats of the renowned lion tamer, Macomo, were much admired. TEE FLOWER SHOW.—The thirteenth annual show of flowers, fruit and vegetables was held in the market- house. on Thursday last. The day being beautifully £ QE, a lar<*e number of persons attended both from Merthyr and from surrounding towns, and the show Was most successful. Everything had been arranged WITH great taste, and the effect of the change was very pleasant. The aggregate amount of the prizes awarded was about £ 150. The fruit, flowers, and vegetables exhibited were considered excellent productions. The show is got up every year under the patronage of the most wealthy and influential gentlemen of the neinbour- hood, and is connected with the London Horticultural Society. The Cyfarthfa band was present, and through- out the day played, as they always do, some excellent selections. Tne WIUNE passed ofi very successfully DEATH FROM FALLING OUT THROUGH A WINZ-On Saturday last a man, named Edwin Smith, went home in an intoxicated state, at Dowlais, and after going up stairs to Ins bedroom it appears he leaned forward with his head tnrough the window, as if looking for some one in the stieet- oeiow, and over-balancing himself, he fell on to the pavement, a depth of about eleven feet, and injured himself fatally. He fractured his lower jaw, cut ms face in several places, and received some inter- lid injuries, in consequence of which he died on Tues- day. An inquest was held on the body, and a verdict of Accidental death" returned. DEATH FROM SUNSTROKE.—It is with much regret we record this week the sudden death from sunstroke of the son of llr. David Morgan, of No. 9, Courtland- termee. IF appears the lad was on Saturday morning playing with other boys on the tips above Thomas Town, where the heat was felt to be most intense. Shortly afterwards he returned home and sat at dinner with his parents, when he was suddenly seized with fainting fits. Medical aid was at once procured, and all that Drs. Griffiths, James, and Miles could do for the young sufferer was of course done, but all to no avail. They discovered that his illness was caused by sunstroke. He got into convulsions and rapidly sank. He died within tho 24 hours. His decease is very keenly felt and deeply lamented by his parents and a large circle of their friends. A YF.TKHAN OF COKUUNNA.—Mr. J. Coke Fowler. writes s follows to the Times :—In tbe borough of Merthyr an old soldier, named John Burnet. is now residing, who will attain the age of ill if he lives till November. He enl sted in the i-'ist Foot when he was about 28, nnd soon afterwards sailed for Spain, and served in tho campaign under Sir John Moore. He was present, and was slightly wounded in the battle of Corrunna. He returned to England, and was again sent to Spain, thence to Cicily. and back to Spain. He reached France with Lord Beresford's division, and from Bordeaux was draughted off to serve in America. On his re-urn to England his discharge was purchased by his relations, and consequently he has no pension. The greater part of last winter he spent in the Merthyr Workhouse, where his contented MND cheerful temper made him a general favourite. He is now livino- with a granddaughter on out-door relief, and "minds her child" when she goes out to work. His memory is unim- paired. and his comp exion is still fresh and smooth. If you will make his circumstances known by the inser- tion :01 this letter I anticipate some old campaigners and others also, will be pleased to aid in securino- a few extra comforts to this ve.y aged man for the rest of his days, and a suitable interment at their close. I hold the office of stipendiary magistrate for this part of Glamorganshire and shall be happy to receive and ae. count 101 contributions, and see that they are properly applied. J
ABEHDARE. DorBLE PROMISE.—A natural phenomenon of rare oc- currence may now be witnessed at Mount Pleasant garden, Mill-street, in which there is an apple tree in full Moora. Besides the blossom there are large apples, the successors of the spring blossom. It is not often that such instances are witnessed in this locality. THE NEW PUBL IC PARK.—Public satisfaction increases as the prospect of a public and free pleasure ground be- comes near a reality. With the exception of some alterations going on at the entrances, the park may be said to be completed. New gates have been set up, and a fine sweeping entrance made, having on each side a line of palisading, instead of a blank wall. The 29th is now definately fixed for the general opening. The borough members are to be the principal actors. A procession to consist of tradesmen, the Board of Health, and others is welcomed. The friendly societies of the town have been invited to unite. All will proceed from the town to the park, where the members and others are expected to deliver addresses from a platform erected for the purpose. YTitat else will be doue is hardly KNOWN YET, probably not much. The Board had hoped to obtain the services of the Cyfarthfa band, but in this, rumour says they have been disappointed. They will, we suppose, obtain a band somewhere. After the for- malities of the opening are over, the borough members AND the members of the Board of Health are to be en- tertained at a banquet. The opening of the park, in addition to the Lords and the Irish Church Bill, forms THE "TEAT topic of conversation. HAY-MAKING ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday, the gaity of some hay-makers working in Cwmdare, was disturbed BY one of the company being thrown from a horse, and coming into contact with the machines working in the field. The man, whose name was George Spranger, was severely cut and bled largely. He was immediately taken home, where he lies in a dangerous state. VOLUNTEER MOVEMENTS.—A grand field day and vo- lunteer review is to be held on Hirwain Common, on the 2nd of August. A grand day is anticipated. The railway companies are to run special trains, and if the weather is propitious, there will probably be a monster gathering. INDUCTION SERVICES.—The newly formed English church in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists, held a special meeting on Monday, to formally initiate the Rev. J. Lvans as their minister. There was a large attendance, and great interest seemed to be taken in the proceedings. The order of the proceedings was as follows: The chairman elected was the Rev. J. Thomas, B.A., Merthyr, who filled his position admirably. The first speaker called upon was Mr. Walter Lloyd, Gwlad, garter, who entered fully into the origin of the church, and the reason why that particular locality was se- lected as the field of its operations. He disclaimed the idea of their being actuated merely by sectarian con- siderations. An English church was considered desira- ble, and the position they selected was unoccupied, and presented a prospect of doing good. He was followed by Mr. D. Hosser, solicitor, who also dwelt on the history of the young church. The Rev. J. Evans, in a neat address, referred to his call to the ministry of that church. The mutual relations and duties of congrega- tions and ministers, and the nature of the bond that NIIUNTFT exist between them, were ably dwelt upon by the RP6^' Saunders, Abercarne, in Welsh, and the liev. ^IEI^. LONDON. Addresses were also delivered by S LL ^WLLLIAMS- Crickhowell; the Rev. T. Row- lerv /NTERE5HIE AND L- Griffiths, Aberdare. These very mterestm0 proceedings were brought to a close by Bingmg the doxology, ANd offering a praver COLLIERS AND EXPLOSXONS.-THE charge of i<miting matches M the Bute pit against Henry Escott, was further gone into oefore the magistrates at the Police- •court on Tuesday. Defendant was sentenced to two mouths hard labour. Defendant has, however, disap- peared. The police will probably manage to reach him. AT the same sitting of magistrates, James Parminter was summoned for opening his lamp on the inlay side of the lamp station. The suspicions of one of the over- lookers were aroused by the fumes of tobacco smoke as- SAiling his sense. He wisely and promptly began to EXAMI"E whence the fumes came, and scrutinized the MEN'S lamps. Defendant's lamp, and that of a bov working WITH him, he found opened. Most properly he WOl'l\.1Ü" d was BROUGHT to court. Defendant pretended that he received the lamp as it was found, but the contrary was proved and LIE was sentenced to hard labour at Swan- sea gaol for SIX weeks. TROUBLES OF COCXTY COURT OFFICERS.—One of these officers found himself at Mountain Ash a few days ago, IN Possession of certain property belonging to a Mrs. PHJJJPS THE oncer, Abraham Jones, was assailed by REUBEN J0NEs S-rah PWPPS> AUD MRS- Pritchard, while SARAH JONES Managed to rescue some of the property. TU 7 RRTLEd A complaint betore the magistrates on •90S AILD F<* the assault the defendants were fined W^1 COS^ for removing the goods Sarah Jones was "'tv, PND costs. mowtv^f-^W Jones, a collier sum- moned b5 Edward Morgan 14 years of age, for refusing FESPSTOMOWIN!;?D- FOR wages. Defendant con- FES.^A TO OWING ILLLN G O WAGES, but said he SP had IECSVCV^AN 13s" Per week- Complainant 6AID HE HAD ceived the SAME wages for working with other NIT*- .I- esame PIT. 0RDERED TO PAY the SUM •claimed. A A F0^.INARRIE<I woman was charged with assamtiiife a GM tour YEARS of age. She struck her on tne '-• their sense* N?R°VE<* ^E charge, and the Bench M^ _N(J JR. SUCH cruelty by fining the defendant 10s, ANU i/s. 4d. costs. 3 J HAVIXG A FAXH^IT Tinman was f ARGED with ASSAMTOG NEK GrLFFIN. DEFENDANT KERNED the charge, and EAHEDHIS son-M-law, WL10 con- fessed to having committed the assault himself and the accused. Case dismissed.
y> BRIDGEND. UESLEV.VN SUNDAY SCHOOL SUn- thy last the Rev. Isaac Harding, OF the Cardiff Circuit, preae.'iei two able sermons in AID of the above school. In the atternoonXhe delivered a very interesting address in the scQOol-room adjoining the chapel. There was a large attendance on each occasion, AND the collections exceeded those of former years.
PONTYPRIDD. I BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual meeting of this Board was held in the Board-room on Wednesday. Present Messrs. Gr. J. Penn (in the chair), J. S. Mad- dicks, D. Davies, Peurl.iewfer, W. Evans, T. Fowler, John' David, 13. Thomas, T. Thomas, A. Cule, J. Richards, F. Coss Williams. Mr. Mostyn, Inspector of Factories, was in attendance, and called the attention of the Board to the-stato of the workshops and factories. He thanked the Board lor giving him an opportunity of stating his case. He only wanted to move the Board to appoint some suitable person as inspector of work- shops. He said that the Secretary of State was very anxious to bring the provisions of the Factories Act of 1857 into action in this district. If fifty persons were employed in a place, he could inspect it, but if forty- eight only were so employed, he could not, and this was found to be a hardship, but if they had an inspec- tor of workshops, who would visit and certify to them, the matter would be properly settled. No one but the Guardians could make such an appointment, because there was no Town Council and no Boaad of Health. Mr. Robert Hunter was the certifying surgeon under the Act, and from the very satisfactory manner in which he had done his duty, he (Mr. Mostyn) would like to re- commend him to the attention of the Board. The Chairman asked if there would be any expenses in- curred by the appointment. Mr. Mostyn, in reply, said that ultimately there would be some expense, but for the present Dr. Hunter was willing to waive the ques- tion until he had definite knowledge as to the extent of his duties. The Chairman said he could speak as to Dr. Hunter's ability and attention, for since he had inspected the chain works, of which he (the chairman) was manager, he had proved himself to be of very little trouble and great service, and it would afford him, as chairman, pleasure to move that Dr. Hunter be appointed Inspector of Workshops for this district. Mr. Cule seconded the motion, which was carried unani- mously.—The Clerk read a letter from the Poor Law Board, which referred to the circumstances under which Mrs. Miles left the Cardigan Union. It appeared that when she applied for her present appointment, she re- presented that she left the Cardigan Union in order to make way for a married couple to take charge of the house. It now appeared that the Poor Law Board had made an investigation into her conduct, and had sug- gested that she should be dismissed. Mrs. Miles was called into the room, and in reply to Mr. Penn, she ad- mitted that she had kept back part of the truth. She was requested to resign, which she did, and will leave in a month. The Clerk was instructed to advertise tor another.—This was all the public business. FOUND DEAD AT TREFORESX.—William Williams, a boatman, belonging to Merthyr, in the employ of Mr. Anthony, of Treforest, was found dead in the boat on Sunday last. He had taken breakfast only half-an-hour before with Mr. Anthony, at whose house he lodged. An inquest was held at the Llanbraddock Arms, on the 19th inst., when a verdict of Died from natural causes" was returned. PETTY SESSIONS.—At this court on Wednesday, before Mr. W. Perkins, there were 15 charges on the sheet, but from some cause or other, only one magistrate put in an appearance, which caused several cases to be ad- journed. The only case of importance which was gone into, was one of stealing apples.—Two little boys named Edward Morgan and John Perrott, were brought up charged with stealing sixpenny worth of apples at Treforest, the property of Mr. Hutchings, of the Bridge- water Arms, on the morning of the 9th inst. Both pleaded guilty, and were fined 55., damage 3d., and costs, making a total of 17s. 6d., or 14 days.
YSTRAD. ALARMING FIRE AT To); COLLIERY.—A fire broke out in the bui dinys connected with Ton Colliery, Pern re Ystrad. On Saturday, and resulted in the carpenter's shop and a small office, tog-ether with the lamp-room, with about from 300 t:, 400 lamps being en- tirely consumed. No one was at the colliery when the fire to place, and it has not been accertain-d how the fire originated. ¡\ s soon as it was discovered, a great many people hastened to the spot, through whose efforts the fire was extinguished. Fortunately, there was not much oil of any kind in the lamp room a; the time, and the account books having been conveyed, as usual, to the oliicc at Cwmpark, were all saved. By Monday morning the pit was in working order, lambs buying been obtained from Aberdare, and some from Pentre Colliery. The damage is estimated to be about £2:)0. The works belong to Messrs. Davies and Co Llanding- ham. ————
TREHERBERT. CRICKET.—On Thursday, tho loth instant, a cricket match was played ar p. ntneathvaughan (Neath valley), between the Treherbert Bute and the Pontneathvaughan cricket clubs. The Treherbert club won the choice of innings, and went in first, running up their score to 158 before they were all out. The Pontneathvaughan eleven had to follow on after their first innings, and only succeeded in making Î 7 in both innings. The Treher- bert club thus won in one innings, with 81 runs to spare. A capital lunch was provided at the Angel inn. WATER —There is great scarcity of water felt in this neighbourhood just now. The water works company have began supplying water. The reservoir is not yet commenced, the water supplied at present being drawn from a spring on the side of Tyncwydd mountain, and is of first-class.quality. HAY HARVEST.—Most of the hay in this neighbour- hood has been harvested. The crop this year is finer than it has been for many years. PUGILISM.—The police seem determined to suppress fighting in this neighbourhood, and indeed have to a great extent succeeded already, Where pugilism is so rampant the task is anything but pleasant. One night, a short time ago, Mergt. liees and P.O. Simpson, hy a little bit of manceuvreing, succeeded in securing two pugilists who were making the best of their legs. We understand they have been summoned to appear before the magistrates, and they will probably have to pay salty for their mill.
COWBRLDCJ-E. THE MARKET.—This market on Tuesday last was thinly attended, and business operations in stock in general and provisions was sluggish. Agriculturists are busy embracing the delightful weather afforded them to gather in their abundant crops of hay. We presume that in another fortnight we shall witness a trial of reaping machines, which is to take place in some fields in possession of Mr. Culverwell, Llwyn- heleg, though we have not heard that any stipulated day is advertised, that implement makers at a distance may know when to send down machinery for compe- tition. POLICE COURT.—At this court on Tuesday (before Mr. G. H. Jenkins) Sergeant Rodman charged William Watts, farmer, with being drunk on Friday last at Lantwit. Fined os. and 10s. 9d. costs.—Charles Ro- berts charged Edward Roberts with an assault. The parties in this case are bellringers, residing at Lan- blethian, and a dispute arose between them in the church tower last Sunday. This case was adjourned until Tuesday next, only one magistrate presiding.
LLANTRISSANT. RAILWAY STATION.—The Tag Vale Railway Company has commenced the erection of a station for the town of Llantrissant near Maesnail. It is rumoured that the trains will stop to take passengers about the first of August. THE TOWN.—A great improvement is about being made in this place, which will be a great benefit for traffic and pleasant to the eye. Certain roads in the town are being widened and improved by removing walls which were in front of the houses, forming small yards, and consequently the roads opposite were nar- row, the lower part of Swan-street being very much so. The walls stated are now being removed. The old house near the Calvinistic Methodist chapel has been romoved, by which the narrowest spot in the town has been transformed into a more open place. We trust the authorities will, as far as the means will allow, go on and make further improvements. TEMPERANCE MEETING.—The Rev. Morris Morgan, of Gower, agent for the Monmouth and Glamorgan Temperance Association, attended at this place on Fri- day evening last. A meeting was held in the open air, in Bull-ring-squaie. The chair was occupied by the Rev. William Davies. Mr. Morgan delivered a most eloquent and persuasive address, in English, on the subject. At the conclusion of the meeting about twenty- five persons came forward and signed the pledge. THE WORKING MEN AND THE CARDIFF INFIRMARY.— Weare glad to find the efforts of the working men of Cardiff towards liquidating the debt of the Infirmary has been taken up by some of our fellow-townsmen. Such a movement will, we trust, be taken up in a united action by all classes of employes in our neighbourhood, and do the most to relieve the above institution of such a heavy debt as £1,192 19s. 2d. This must, in a grclit measure, prevent many of the labouring poor receiving a benefit therefrom.
MAESTEG. DOCTOR QUESTION.—A placard has been posted up in this place notifying that all parties disagreeing with the choice of the company, at their works, in a medical man, should send in a notice and be paid out, the effect of which is, that the men are reluctantly compelled to be quiescent. i n ^,Ea-T AND f-)rM!! Man KILLED.—An inquest was I i*11 Tues^ay on the body of William Evans, a deaf lvrid U1+vTniiU1' w^° was killed through falling over a rH ge at Maesteg while in a state of drunkenness. It called theairlhVeiw?rHUatte & PULJLIC"LL0^E T ,.Vi P s ^est> and wandered over the TT 1 °e', falling from a height of nearly fifteen feet. He sustained a fracture of the skull, as well as se\ero mjuiies to the nose; his right thigh bone was broken, and it was supposed that a piece of bone had entered the brain from a hole in the forehead. He continue III a state of unconsciousness for some hours, but recovered his consciousness just before his death. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death."
PENARTH. THE BARONESS WiNnsoR.On Sunday morning the Baroness Windsor and Lady Mary Clive attended Divine service in Penarth Church. This is the first time her ladyship has been able to attend the service in the beautiful church she built, at a cost of about £ 9000. Both her ladyship and Lady Mary expressed themselves highly pleased with the church and the manner in which the whole of the service was conducted. We believe that it is the intention of the Baroness to add a swell to the' already good organ in the church, and to make an alteration in the west window, as it is at pre- sent not quite in keeping with the rest of the building.
LLANEt.LY. SHOCKING DEATH OF A COMMERCIAL TRAVELLER.—On Friday evening an inquest was held at the Ship and Castle hotel, Llanelly, on the body of a commercial traveller named Francis, who met with his death under the following circumstances:—The deceased went out for a drive with a few friends. As they were returning the horse took fright and rushed through the streets at a rapid pace. On nearing the Ship and Castle hotel the wheel of the vehicle struck against the corner of the pavement, and the trap was upset. Mr. Francis was thrown on his head. He was immediately taken up and attended to by Dr. Morgan, who had him removed to his residence, where he lingered until Thursday morning, when he expired of concussion of the brain. Verdict, "Accidental death."
FEU H-DE LI S. FUNERAL OF MR. DAVID ANTHONY. — On Saturday last the remains of Mr. David Anthony, jun., son of Mr. D. Anthony, of the Fleur-de-lis Brewery, and bro- ther of Mr. Henry Anthony, of the Castle Brewery, Frederick-street, Cardiff, were consigned to their last resting-place in St. Martin's churchyard, Caerphilly. The cortege consisted of a hearse and several mourning coaches. They left here about midday, and wended their way through Maesycwmmer and Ystrad-Mynach to the above church, where the solemn burial service was impressively read by the Rev. D. Davies, curate, and the Rev. J. Bowen, Pengam, at the grave. The mourning coaches contained, besides the relatives and friends, the Rev. J. Bowen (Pengam), and Mr. E. Davies, surgeon, Pengam. Mr. J. Williams, Fleur-de- lis, was the undertaker. PHILANTHROPISTS.—The members of the Lodge Glan Llyn of the Order of Philanthropists, held at the Castle Inn, sat down to a good spread on Saturday afternoon. The host and hostess proved themselves excellent caterers. ————
HIRWAIN. LIGHTING MATCHES IN COLLIERIES.—Henry Escott, a collier, was sentenced at the Aberdare police-court, before Mr. J. C. Fowler and Mr. R. H. Rhys, to two months' hard labour, for striking a match in the Bute Colliery, Hirwain. When he struck the match, he said it was to try the air, and a fellow workman said if he did it again he would knock his eye out. The bench, in passing sentence, said they were sorry to send colliers to prison, but if they (the bench) shrunk from their duty, they would feel themselves responsible for any loss of life that might occur.
TREORKI. RAILWAY STATION Fon TREORKI.—On Friday last, the IGth inst, a very influential meeting of the tradesmen and inhabitants of Treorki was held in the Treorki United Colliers' School, for the purpose of considering the best means to be adopted in order to secure a rail- way station for the above place. Mr. Evans, of the Cardiff Arms, was unanimously voted to the chair. After several gentlemen had expresaed their opinion upon the desirability of agitating for the purpose of showing their feelings upon the subject, the following resolutions were unanimously passed :—(1) That the Taff Vale Railway Company be petitioned by the in- habitants." (2)" That three of the most influehtial gentlemen of the neighbourhood be appointed to wait upon Mr. G. Fisher, the engineer to the Taff Vale Rail- way Company, to present the proposed petition." The next meeting will be held on Monday, when a copy of the petition will be placed before the meeting for its approval. We trust that this agitation which is now being commenced will be crowned with success.
Jiupcriiil 19 axlhnltcnt. MONDAY. In the House of Lords, the second leading of the Uni- versity Tests Bill was moved by Earl Russell. The Earl of Carnarvon, in moving the previous question, said he did so from no want of courtesy or conciliation, but chiefly because he objected to tbe bill being- introduced at the close of a ses- siou, when the attention of Parliament was engrossed with another and all-absorbing question. The Earl of Morley, the Earl of Camperdown, and Lord Lyttleton supported the bili, which was opposed by the Bishop of Gloucester. On a division, the second reading was rejected by 91 to JJ. The bill to exempt Sunday and Ragged Schools from payment of rates was read a second time. In the House of Commons, Mr. Forsier stated in reply to Lord Sandon, that satisfactory progress is being made in the inquiry into tbe educationa1 condhion of Birmingham, Man- chester, and Liverpool. In moving the balance of the Edu- cation vote, Mr Forsier said the total amount was £84: 1,711, exceeding by £;)9387, the grant of last year. The right hon. gentleman gave an interesting and detailed account of the state of education in the country under the auspices of the Privy Council. The results of the revised code have been most satisfactory, and show considerable progress since the previous year; but Mr. Forster laid bare many of the deficiencies of the present system, and intimated that in the measure which the Government hoped to be able to intro- duce next session, these b'ots would be redressed. The Freemen Commission Bill passed through committee, after the most strenuous opposition from the Tory party. TUESDAY. The House of Lords, proceeded at once to the consideration of the Commons' amendments on their Lordships' amend ments in the Irish Church Bill. Earl Granville, in a studiously conciliatory speech, moved that the House do agree wItt the Commons' amendments to their Lordships' amendments in the preamble. Lord Cairns complained, in strong terms, that the pledge which had been given, that the amendments agreed upon in the Upper House would meet with respectful consideration, had not been fulfilled by the Government. The motion was oppo-ed by Lord Cairns, the Marquis of Salisbury, Eurl Gray, Earl Russell, and the Bishop of London, aud supported by the Earl of Shaftesbury, Viscount Halifax, Lord Clanricarde, Lord Kimberhy, and the Lord Chancellor. On a division, the numbers were: — For the motion, 90 against the motion, 173; majority against the Goverment. 78. On this Earl Granville at once moved the adjournment.of the House, in order that he might consult with bis colleagues. The buisness before the Commons both at the morning and evening sitting was generally uninteresting. When Mr. Gladstone entered the House after the result 01 the division in the Lords was known he was received with great cheering, which continued for some seconds. This means that the House will not tamely tolerate the dictation of the hereditary legislators. o WEDNESDAY. When the House of Commons met there was an unusually large attendance for a day sitting. Loud cheering from the Ministerial benches greeted the presentation of several peti- tions calling upon the House to reject the Lords' amend- ments on the Irish Church Bill. A similar demonstration was elicited by a qaestien put by Mr. Milbank. member for the North Riding of Yorkshire. The hon. gentleman asked, as a point of oider and privilege, whether it was competent to demand an apology from a peer who had used language insolent to the Prime Minister, and insulting to the dignity of the House of Commons. The Speaker said it was not competent to put the question, as the House was not sup- nosed to be cognisant of what passed miebate in the Upper House The "bill for the abolition of the Scotch Law of Hypothec was read a second time, by a majority of 1~7 to !I! and the motion for the (bird reading of the Married Women's Property Bill was carried by 131 to 32. The House adjourned at 5.45.
CARDIFF POLICE INTELLIGENCE. MONDAY. (Before Messrs. R. O. JONES and GEO. BIRD). SMUGGLING. Two Spanish seamen named Martino Ozino and Antonio Lera, belonging to the steamer Concordia, IHre charged with smuggling 450 cigars. Custom-house officer Kerr said he with oilier officers boarded the ship on Saturday, and after making the crew produce their tobacco. coimnenreii to rummage. Under the boar,is they found 350 cigars and 100 in another place. The 350 were owned by Martino and the others hy Antonio. The single value and duty was in the first case and in the second i'l 17s. 6d. The seamen admitted the offence, and said that they put them there to be out of the way of the Custom-house officers.— They were each fined in the single value and costs, or one mouth in default. NEGLECTING TO PKOCGED TO SEA.—Two seamen named Lamb and Long, were charged with neglecting to join the ship Rob Roy. They signed articles on the 26th inst., and then disappeared. Lamb, who had been previously charged with the same olfence, was sent to prison for two months, and Long to one month. STEALING A JACKET.—Margaret M'Grath was charged on remand with stealing a cloth jacket, the property of John Klliott, of the Bird.in-Hand beerhouse, Bute-street. The case was remanded from Friday, and she was now committed for trial at Ihe assizes. SHOP.DOOR ROBBERY.—Annie Murphy was charged on remand with stealing a roll of lindsey from the shop-door of William Lewis, tftaper, 290, Bute-street. The prisoner was ohserved to lake the roll from the door, anà was apprehended a few yard8 froUl the place by P.C. Pepper. She said she did it through want, having four fatherless children to support. Mr. J oms: I shall allow 110 costs to the prosecutor. If peo. ple choose to put their articles outside their shop in such a mariner they must take the consequences.—Mr. Stockdale: I am glad to hear you say so, sir. I observe that the magis- trates have refused costs in London for the same thing.—The prisoner was sent to prison for one month. TUESDAY. DKUXK.—A woman named Tamer was charged with having been drank and disorderly in St. Mary-street. She was dis- charged with a caution. WEDNESDAY. There were no cases for hearing to-day. THURSDAY. (Before Mr. GEORGE BIKD and Mr. W. B. WATKixs) HOUSEBREAKING—Robert Hughes, a returned convict, was charged with having broken into a lodging house, No 4, Canal-bank, kept by a hobbler named John Matthews. The prisoner got into the house about four o'clock this morning and disturbed one of the inmates, who pursued and clearly identified him. The prisoner carried away a jacket and pair of boots, which were afterwards found in his possession. Committed for trial at the next assizes. SMUGGLING BY A CAPTAIN.—Henry Duumt, captain of a schooner, was charged with smuggling one gallon of rum, and five pounds of tobacco. The captain produced all his excisable stores to the first rummager of the vessel, but a second rummnger discovered concealed under some boards in the captain's locker a gallon of rum and five pounds of tobacco. The single value and duty of the goods seized was 2 7s. Mr. Stephens addressed the bench in defence, and said that the goods were bought in Cardiff, and that the object of putting the goods there was simply to prevent the trouble of having them sealed. To pay the single value and costs. DUUNK.—-Ellen Griffiths was charged with having been drunk and disorderly. Fined 40s. and costs or one month's imprisonment. STEALING CIDEE.—Three young Irish lads, named Kcarns, Driscoll, and Keefe, were charged with having stolen two bottles of cider and a number of pigs' feet, from the shop of Henry Harcombe, 2, Herbert-street. The prosecutor keeps a relreshment-house and the prisoners had gone into the shop and taken six or seven pigs' feet and two bottles of cider. The prosecutor did not discover the theft till a few minutes after, when he found a number of boys, including the prisoners, sitting down in John-street eating pigs' feet and drinking ginger-beer Kearns was discharged, and Driscoll and Keefe were sent to the Havannuh School for four years each. STEALING APPLKS.—Another hoy, na'ved H^rtholomew Shf-H, was chargerl willi stealing fr:'1I1 the garden he. loiui'nj; to Mr. Stacev, hot as tliec was no proof tlut tlx. boy did anything more t; an go illt" [he gardeo with some O b<-r hoys, he ivas disctifirupd. STEALIING CIDER.—Alfred Phillip-, a bov of about If1 year-, wa,; chu¡¡edlVil II stealing a hottle "f "¡"r. P.C \Vibb s..w the bov take the bottle from Mr. Price's stall, at the Conservative fete; but as the owner did not appear to prosecute, the boy was discharged.—Thomas Quahan was charged with a similar offence, at the same place. The offeree was proved by P.C. Webb. One of Mr. Price's waiters arrived as the case was proceeding, and gave evi. deuce as to identification. The tierente was that thehootie was found in the field. Sentenced to three days' impri- sonment.
THE LORDS AND THE IRISH CHURCH BILL. A public meeting was held in the Stuart-hall, on Mon- day evening, for the purpose of giving expression to the approval with which Mr. Gladstone's Irish Church Bill is regarded by the inhabitants of this town, and also for the purpose of urging him to resist the amendments which had been made on the bill by the House of Lords. The chair was taken by Dr. Edwards, who was sup- ported by Mr. D. Jones, Mr. R. Cory (jun.), Mr. Rees Jones, Mr. Geo. Sully, Rev. J. Lance (Newport), Rev. John Davies, Rev. Timothy Thomas, Rev. N. Thomas, Mr. T. White, Mr. F. Ware, Mr. J. Latch, Mr. T. Rees, Mr. P. Thomas, Mr. Walter Davies, &c. The hall was well filled at the commencement of the meeting, and be- came crowded before the proceedings had far ad- vanced. The CHAIRMAN in opening the meeting, expressed his inability to make a lengthv speech from indisposition. It had been felt by the defender's of religious equality that their noble hearted, generous and trustworthy ministry should be supported in their present action by a public meeting. The Irish Church measure had been thoroughly discussed on all sides, and they felt that there could be no possible pretence for saying that any of the parts of the bill had taken the country by sur- prise. A letter had been drawn up expressing their feeling on the subject, and tirgin" the Premier to pre- sist in the course he has marked out; and it would be proposed in th^ course of the meeting to adopt that letter and send it to Mr. Gladstone. The Rev. J. LANCE moved the first resolution, that believing that the Irish Church Bill, as passed by the House of Commons, is in accordance with the resolu- tions adopted by that House during the past session, and in harmony with the opinion of the country ex- pressed at the general election, this meeting depricates the changes made in that measure by the House of Lords, as opposed to the purpose of its frarners and the expressed will of its constituents, and earnestly pro- tests against religious equality by means of re-endow- ment in any form." They had hoped that by this time the battle of the Irish Church Bill worjd have been fought and won, and that they would have now entered into peace and accord in regard to the sacred cause which they were there that night to support. The Lords had made certain amendments upon the great measure now before the country, and they were there, that night not because of any mistrust in their great leader, Mr. Gladstone, but because they desired to support him in his statement that there had been no change in their opinion as to the provisions of the bill. They all ad- mired the House of Lords, particularly as regards the brilliancy with which the debate on the bill was con- ducted, and thev did not forget the wit and humour which had marked the speeches of the bishops—for wit and humour were perfectly consistent with the greatest pathos. But what they regretted was that the Lords had killed the spirit of the bill and thrown back its dead carcase to the Commons. By the second read- ing the Lords had said that the church was to be dis- endowed and disestablished, but by their subsequent proceedings they had taken everything ;back again. The chief points which they had now to look at were the postponement of the surplus and the retention of the Ulster Glebes. The value of the Irish Church pro- perty was estimated at fifteen millions, and the Lords proposed to leave fourteen millions with the disestab- lished church. That was what they called disendow- ment. This million of surplus was to be the source from which all the compensation was to be paid to the other churches, and the result would be that an enorm- ous deficiency would have to come out of the pockets of John Bull. The retention of the surplus was closely con- nected with concurrent endowment. As regards the Ulster Glebes the question was whether James I. gave them as a personal gift, or on behalf of the State. The lands were those taken from rebel owners, and he contended it was manifest from all precedent that they were the property of the State, and that the State was perfectly justified in withdrawing that gift, if they found it was not properly applied, or had failed to effect the object for which it was given. He held in reference to con- current endowment, that the Baptists and all the other denominations had as much right as the Roman Catholics and Presbyterians to participate in the grants. He ridiculed the assertion that the State support of the Episcopal Church rendered it a bulwalk against Roman Catholicism, and pointed out that all the movements towards Rominism were taking place within the pale of the Established Church, and not amongst the unaided Nonconformists. Romanism was declining in every country in the world except in Great Britain, where the State supported a State Church, and if they judged the tree by the fruit it bore, it would show that it was time to cut it down. The speaker proceeded to read some particulars from the Irish Church Commissioners' Re- port, regarding the enormous salaries connected with sinecure offices in the Irish Church. He proceeded to say that they would have had respect for the Conserva- tives if they had only respected themselves—they had set Lord Mayo up to propound a concurrent endowment scheme then had raised the cry of no Popery, and now charged Mr. Gladstone with promoting Protestant ascendancy, by declaring that he would do equal justice to all, and not consent to concurrent endowment. The speaker concluded by saying that he saw in the tenden- cies of the age the willingness of the people of the realm to follow Mr. Gladstone heartily under the white banner of freedom he had unfurled, and on which was ascribed the simple, yet sublime motto —" Justice for the Irish People." Mr. THOMAS REES in seconding the resolution com- batted the statement that the country had not declared themselves upon the provisions of the bill. The cry of the conservative party during the late election in every village and town had been no popery," and they now wished to say that the country had formed no opinion on the subject. The speaker referred to the inconsist- ency of the Tory Peers and Bishops in first crying out no popery, and then making the proposal to endow the church they had declaimed against. What were all the speeches of the Bishops about ? Not about the spiritual life of the church they belonged to, but entirely confined to its worldly endowments. With such a spectacle of worldly-mindedness on the part of the religious leaders of the church what must be the effect upon its members ? The speaker proceeded to point out the affect of con- current endowment in promoting at the same time truth and evil, and concluded with a protest against the freedom and sublimity of truth being crippled and de- stroyed by the deckings of State aid. The CHAIRMAN before putting the resolution to the meeting read a letter from Colonel Stuart expressing his pleasure at hearing that a public meeting was to be held to urge the House of Commons to abide by the bill. The resolution was carried unanimously. The Rev. JOHN DAVIS proposed the second resolution, "that the following letter be sent to the Right Honour- able W. E. Gladstone, signed by the chairman on behalf of this meeting:—To the Right Hon. William Ewart Gladstone, M.P. Sir,—We, the inhabitants of the bo- rough of Cardiff, this day in public meeting assembled, for the purpose of taking into consideration the present position of the bill introduced by your Government in this session of Parliament, for the express purpose of disestablishing and disendowing the Protestant Estab- lished Church of Ireland, and which bill, after being duly passed by the Commons by large majorities in accordance with the expressed will of the constituencies, was, by the amendments adopted in the House of Lords, so completely altered in its general principles, tb&t we hail with unabated satisfaction the rejection of those amendments by the House of Commons, and sincerely hope that the Government will remain firm to the great principle of religious freedom, and will not recognise the system of concurrent endowment." The speaker remarked that they were unanimous that Mr. Glad- stone had acted his part not only consistently but with great ability. His ability to lead a great party had been doubted by his opponents, and yet no minister within the memory of man had attached so large a party or conducted in a more masterly a manner so great a mea- sure. Mr. Gladstone's ability was before beyond ques- tion—now his power as a great leader was equally in- disputable, so that his detractors would now have to conjecture some other objection to him. So large a majority on any great question had not been seen for many years. The majonty was obtained, too, in spite of a great social pressure, which they could scarcely estimate, and yet the Liberal party had stuck to their leader and carried the bill triumphantly. In point of ability, unanimity, and honesty, they had never had such a government. In reference to the amendments, the speaker contended they were inconsistent. He ad- mired the consistency of the out-and-out Conservatives like Lord Derby and Lord Harrowby, in preference to the action which Earl Russell, Lord Westbury, and other such so-called Liberals had taken in regard to the bill. The Lords had called out all the debating power within them in respect to the bill; and it had been such as to be fully equal with that of the Commons. The I conduct of the bishops was, however, most humiliating, for they were willing to give to this religion and that so long as they could get something more for them- selves, and concurrent endowment was carried by a majority of seven—two archbishops and five bishops. The speaker proceeded to quote various parts of Mr. Hadfield's speech to the House of Commons on Friday night. The Lords had not been pleased with the promptitude with which the Commons had returned the bill to them in its original state, and had asked for another night's breathing. They, too, were having their breathing that night, and declared their emphatic approval of the bill as passed by the Commons. Mr. Tiios. WHITE, in seconding the resolution, con- tended that the question had been fully set before the country at the last election, and their decision had been I fully and completely given. That decision they now I desired to maintain. He gave an emphatic contradic- tion to the Archbishop of Canterbury's statement in regard to the voluntary supporters of religion, and con- trasted the position of those who paid for their religion and those whose religion looked to the State for its support. The connection of religion with the State had, he contended, done far more harm in inducing scepticism and Romanism than almost anything else. They had been told that the Commons had not been respectful in sending back the bill so quickly to the Lords, but he would ask if the Lords had been respect- ful to the Commons or the country ? The speaker de- clared himself emphatically against concurrent en- dowment. Mr. DANIEL JONES said he was a free trader in com- merce, and thought the same freedom should be ob- served in religious matters. He was willing to pay for his own religion, and he thought that everyone should do the same for themselves. He declared against any state setting up a religion for its people. He then re- ferred to the arduous character of Mr. Gladstone's labours, and proposed three hearty cheers for him. These were given in the most enthusiastic ma.nner, and were followed by cheers for Mr. John Bright and Lord Granville. Mr. R. CORY, jun., expressed his hearty concurrence with the sentiments of the previous speakers, and declared his emphatic approval of voluntaryism in religious mat- ters. He proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, with which the proceedings terminated.
ANOTHER STABBING AFFRAY. POLICE INSPECTOR AND PUBLICAN STABBED. On Saturday night, and within twenty-four hours of the murder in Bute-road, another stabbing affray by foreign seamen took place at Penarth, which, although of a serious and stubborn character, is happily not likely to have the same fatal termination. It seems that about midnight on Saturday Inspector Adams and two constables, named Rees Williams (No. 6-4) and Thomas Weston (No. 159) were on duty on Penarth hill. The public-houses bad all closed, but in making the rounds of the beat the officers met an English sea- man, who was conducting himself in a riotous manner. He was drunk, but the police thought, with a little gentle remonstrance and quiet persuasion, he might be induced to go to his lodgings. He so far acted upon the advice they gave him as to leave the immediate locality in which he then was, but true to his roving nature, he wandered into another part of the town. About one o'clock the police again came across him in company with two Spanish sailors and a woman. They were all standing in front of the Ship Inn, and the Englishman was knocking at the door in the hope of gaining admission and getting more drink. The officers ordered the parties away, when the Eng- lish seaman began to show fight. The Inspector, seeing that it was of no use remonstrating with the English- man any further, directed his men to take him into custody. This was at once done, and the Inspector told the two Sjpaaiasds to go quietly down to their ship, at No. 10 tip of Penarth dock, as it was too late for them to get anything to drink. The two constables walked away with their prisoner, and the Inspector remained behind a second or two, and then followed them. Just afterwards the Spaniards run up to them, and, drawing their knives, demanded that trrey should let the pri- soner go. The Inspector, after some time, ordered his men to leave the Englishman and seize the Spaniards, as the more serious offenders, for the Englishman wa3 known, and could be taken afterwards. The Spaniards, with their knives drawn, walked towards one of the policemen. Inspector Adams had a thin walking stick in his Isand, and as the foreigners approached he struck one of them. The one struck at once rushed on the officer and stabbed him just below the left breast. The wounded officer called out to his men, Use your staves they've stabbed me," but the two policemen said, Their knives are out," and could not success- fully cope with them with their staves. The officers then went to the police station for their cutlasses, and at the same time called up Mr. Lovett, the landlord of the Windsor Hotel, who accompanied them back to the scene of the scuffle. They caught sight of the Spaniards in Salop-street, near the Ply- mouth Arms. A dog which they had with them seized the Spaniard who had stabbed the Inspector, and on Mr. Lovett going up and trying to seize him, the Spaniard gave him a severe stab in the neck. Another person, named William Howells, who had by this time come to the assistance of the police, struck the Spaniard on the head with a stick, which knocked him down. He was up, however, instantly, knife in hand, but before be could use it again, a policeman gave him a blow with a cutlass, which stunned him, and he was secured. The other Spaniard escaped, and the Englishman had got off at the commencement of the affray. The excitement of the affray had prevented the In- spector feeling very much his wound, but on returning to the station he became insensible from loss of blood, a good deal of which was found to have run into his boot. Dr. Paine was sent for from Cardiff, and arrived about half-past three, when he attended to the wounds of both the Inspector and Mr. Lovett, and found that neither was dangerously wounded, although the former was cut near the heart and the latter below the neck, near the left shoulder. An ordinary seaman's sheath- knife was found near the spot where the Spaniard was captured. The prisoner, who gave his name as Oscesco Fran- cesco, was brought before the Penarth magistrates on Monday, but no evidence was taken, and he was re- manded till Monday next.
Illarkctn. (From the Marie Lane Gazette.) LONDON CORX MARKET, MONDAY.—Wheat has tended downwards in value to-day. The supplies of English wheat sent forward to the local country markets have been very limited; nevertheless, owing to the improved prospects of the growing wheat plant, millers have shown little disposition to operate, and prices haye tended downwards. Spring corn' however, has ruled firm in value. On the Continent there has been little doing on English account, shipments having been prevented by a general absence of margins. Large exports however, have been made from New York. Last week's imports of foreign and Colonial produce into London, amounted to H'2,731 quarters of wheat, 7,4 tl barley, 53,70 i oats. 5 beans, 450 peas, 7!1 linseed, 9,447 maize, 109 sundry. and 12,211 barrels and 5.932 sacks of flour. Very little English wheat, was received fresh up to Mark-lane this morning, but the quality of the produce was good. The attendance of millers was limited, and the transactions in both red and white parcels were restricted, at about late rates. With foreign wheat the market was fairly supplied. Sales progressed slowly in all descriptions, at previous quo- tations. The show of barley was moderate. Grinding and distilling sorts changed hands quietly, on former terms. The demand for malt was confined to the supplying of actual wants but prices were without variation. There was a good show of foreign oats; but English samples were sparingly offered. The trade was dull, and inferior corn tended downwards in value. For beans, the show of which was moderate, the inquiry was heavy at late rates. Peas were quiet on former terms. The fluur market was veiy firm. Town rates were unaltered. Country marks, owing to their scarcity, commanded extreme quotatioas. Linseed and rapeseed were quiet. Most agricultural seeds were steady in price. Cakes were in improved request, and rather dearer. Maize experienced a moderate inquiry (Close of the market). Although no quotable change has taken place in the value of English wheat, sales could only have been effected at a decline «f Is. per quarter. Foreign has sold slowly at a similar reduction. Flour has ruled firm Inferior sorts are rather cheaper; but beans and peas, owing to present scarcity, have commanded more money. ,II'n,1 Ð.nr:> "f Rr-.H.h C!rr,;„ J ;-n 1 T..J.. 7 „ „ „ vU' '< L Shil., per qr. "n.. L <VU' Shil. per qr. Wheat—Essex & Kent Oats—Irish black 24 — 26 White, new 46 — 54 Ditto white 25 — ^8 Ditto red 42 — 50 Rye 30 32 Talavera -51 — 56 ¡ Beans—tfszagan, 18C3 cio — 39 Norfolk it York new- 0—0 Tick, ditto 39 — 42 Barley—Malting- 0— 0 Harrow Pigeon, do. 4-3 — 40 Grinding and Dis. 32 — 38 Peas—Non-boilers 0— 0 Malt—Essex & Suffolk 68 — 72 White -boilers 38 — 40 Kingston and Town- 69 — 76 Ditto, fine Suffolk 41—42 Malt-Essex & Suffolk 68 72 Whitobuilers- 3S 40 Kingston and Town- 69 — 76 Ditto, fine Suffolk 41—42 Brown 56 — 62 Maple 44 — 46 Oats—Essex & Suffolk 24 — 26 Grey 40 — 41 Scotch and Lincoln Flour—Best marks, de- potatoe 0 — 0 liveved (per 2801bs) 40 — 43 Ditto feed 0 0 I Seconds & Country 32 37 LONDON CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY.—The supply of English wheat on sale here to-day was very small, but fully equal to the demands of buyers. The inquiry for both red and white parcels was very inactive, and prices showed a further downward tendency. A few sales were reported in foreign wheat at the redueel currencies of Monday last. Spring corn of all descriptions were firm in value. Beans and peas maintained previous quotations, and a fair trade was concluded in oats at the late decline Flour was quiet, but no change took place in the value of town or country marks. The supplies were limited. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET, MONDAY.—The market was fairly supplied with foreign beasts and sheep. The trade was dull, at about last Monday's quotations The receipts of beasts from our own grazing districts were on a moderate scale, and in fair average condition. In all breeds sales progressed s'owly on easier terms. The best Scots and crosses sold at from fs. 4d. to 5s. lid. per Sibs. From Lin- colnshire. Leicestershire, and Northamptonshire, we received about t, tOO short horns &c from other parts of England, 42s of various breeds from Scotland, 7 Scots and crosses and from Ireland, 40 head. The market for sheep was with- out material alteration Large supplies were brought for- ward and the demand was inactive, at previous quotations. The best Downs and half-breds changed hands at from 5s t'd. to tis per Slbs. No change was noticed in the value of calves, the inquiry for which was restricted. The show of pigs was small. The trade was firm, on former terms. LIVERPOOL CATTLE MARKET, MONDAY.—The supply of cattle was larger, and that of sheep and lambs much larger than on Monday last The demand for cattle was slow, at rather lower prices Sheep and lambs were in fair demand, without much cnange in prices. Beef. 6d. to 7id.; sheep, 6td. to 8d lamb, 7d. to sd per lb. There were at market 2,U30 cattle, and 17,202 sheep and lambs. s. d. s. d. s. a. s. d. Coarse & inf. beasts 3 0to3 6 Prime Sth. Downs. 5 6 to 5 8 Second quality do. 3 8 4 6 Large crse. calves. 4 6 5 0 Prime large oxen 4 8 Ó 2 Prime small ditto. 5 2 5 8 Ditto Scots, &c. 5 4 5 6 Large Hogs 3 10 4 6 Coarse inf.sheep. 3 0 4 0 Neat smll. porkers 4 8 5 2 Second quality do. 4 2 5 0 Sllcklg. CtLIves teacli) 22s. to 25s. C'rse \roolled sheep 5 2 5 4 Qrter.-old store pigs. 22s. 25s. Lambs 5 6 6 0 (Per bIb to sink the offal.) 1r HOP MARKET, MONDAY.—More favourable accounts have been received from the plantations. Lice and fly con- tinue abundant, but the bine has assumed a healthier and stronger appearance. Only a moderate business has been dooig in any description, at about ¡!lie rates. The imports into London last wok consisted of 1 bales from Dunkirk, h;0 Hamburg, ,g Rotterdam, 2.0o7 New York, and 91 bales 10 cases from Antwerp TALLOW MARKET, MONDAY—The market has been in- active. Y.C. on the spot, 4)s. I'd. per owt. Town Tallow, 44s. net cash.
THE FERNDALE INQUEST. This inquest was continued on Saturday and Mon- day, at the New Inn Hotel, Pontypridd, before Mr. Geo. Overton. The evidence was principally a repetition of what has already appeared. On Friday, Thomas Benjamin Thnmas said there was often a scarcity of rails and sleepers, and when he wanted any he was obliged to go to the rubbish stalls, or wherever else there was a chance of getting any. There was plenty of timber in the yard, but he could net always get the sort he wanted. He had not been obliged to leave his stall on any occasion because there was too much gas. About a month previous to the ex- plosion the firemani, Williams, gave him instructions to fill up a gobb" between two stalls in No. 7 dip, which is now filled with water. James Griffiths, a collier, who lodged in the same house as himself, worked in the first stall in the heading, had previously told him to be careful of the place in case he were sent to work, as the "top was all at work." When they got to the place, they found it unfit to work on account of the gas. Thev waited till the fireman came. and told him of the state in which the place was. They told him that they would not work there. He told them to "goon," as he did not see that there was any danger there. They refused to go, and ultimately he decided that tbe place was not safe. He sent them to work elsewhere. The top fell that night. Richard Griffiths said after the occurrence of the ex- plosion he was one of a committee appointed by the men to make an examination of the colliery. The por- tion assigned to him for examination was the North Rhondda district. He spoke to the finding of accumu- lation of gas in one or two places, and to many of the stalls not being filled. He stated that there were many falls about, and that he had considerable difficulty in getting over them. There were complaints amongst the men, more especially since the explosion happened, that there were not enough of men and horses to do the dead work." He never had any conversation with Walters the overman in reference to the state of the pit before the explosion.—The Coroner asked the witness what opinion the colliers entertained of the explosion. —Witness I have heard many rumours, but I believe the opinion entertained by most of the colliers is that the explosion took place somewhere in the level be- tween Nos. (j and 7 headings. William Thomas, another of the committee appointed by the colliers to examine the workings after the explo- sion, "was also examined. His evidence was much the same as that given by Griffiths. The inquiry was then adjourned till Monday—the eighth day—when William Thomas was recalled, and said he had come to the conclusion that the explosion took place in No. 6 north, in the west heading. His reason for forming that opinion was because the timber and brattice in that part were burnt.—Question Did you ever notice that the air was much stronger some days than others ? —A. I saw no difference. We always had plenty of air. David Phillips said that he had heard the evidence of Thomas as to the state of the pit aSter the explosion, and concurred in all he had said. He had been at work in the Duffryn district since the last explosion. Since the occurrence of this explosion he had been ap- pointed fireman. On the morning of the explosion, witness and nine other colliers went to work in No. 5 heading, and he described his experience of the explo- sion.—Question Did you not go to Tylacoch to look for a job, and tell some one there tha.t the place was so dangerous that you would not work at Ferndale again ? —Answer I went to Tylacoch. because, after the ex- plosion, there was not much work. I asked for work, but did not say I would not work at Ferndale again. Hugh Hughes, another of the inspectors appointed by the colliers to examine the pit after the explosion, was next called. Laban Macev, a collier, stated that he was working in the pit on the night. before the colliery, with five other men. There had been a large fall in the return air course, near the flue. They were engaged in repair- ing the fall, and were about to leave off work, when the explosion took place. The report was very slight, just sufficient to call attention that something had hap- pened. There was no fire, and the enect of the explo- sion was not felt so very much where they were sta- tioned. It did not blow out the lamps. He had never had occasion to complain of an insufficiency of pitwood, but there was always a scarcity of "cogs." He had applied for cogs to keep up the roof, and a week had elapsed before he could get them. There was a general complaint .throughout the works that there was a scar- city of rails. He had never heard any of the agents tell the men that they ought to keep up the tops with- out cogs, but he had heard some of the men say that they had been refused. His opinion was that there had been within the last few months an insufficiency of labourers. He believed the explosion took place in No. 7 dip. So far as he had been able to ascertain from conversations with the men, they did not antici- pate the explosion, but were rather astonished that it happened. The fall near the flue was about fifty tons. It did not impede the current of air, and the flue's were not prevented working. The court rose about six o'clock, and the Coroner announced that the inquiry would be further adjourned to Friday, the 30th inst.
CONSERVATIVE FETE. As seems the fashion with our Tory contemporaries —as well as with our would-be Parliamentary repre- sentative—to select passages culled from Radical news- papers, as subjects for animadversion, we return the compliment by transferring to our columns the report of the Conservative fete as given in our daily Tory con- temporary, without however interlarding it with com- ments of our own, in order to pervert its obvious mean- ing, or indeed altering it in a single word. If we had reported such an entertainment, we confess that we would have been apt to have embellished" it a little, but in giving the account as published in the Conservative official organ, we cannot be accused of burlesquing, however much it partakes of that character. What we have to say of the proceedings will be found elsewhere. "A clear blue sky, scarcely flecked with a single white cloud, a July sun pouring down his hottest rays, tempered only by the faintest of faint breezes—these meteorologic conditions combined yesterday to render the long-looked for Cardiff Conservative Fete an absolute success, so far as success in this variable climate depends upon weather. No more picturesque spot, nor one more admirably suited for its temporary purpose, could have been selected than the Sophia Gardens field, in which the demonstration took place. Art lent its aid to nature to make the little park-like enclosure gay for the occasion. Bright coloured flags and gaily decked marquees, which had been erected on the ground, formed a pleasing contrast to the green turf and the leafy trees that skirt the demesne, and yield a grateful shade to' tired plea- sure-makers. From early in the day it was apparent .hat everybody, and everybody's wife, and evervbodv's children in Cardiff meant to be present at the fete and demonstation. Over the bridge which spans the river Taff, and leads out of tbe town to the gardens, one continuous stream of pleasure- seekers flowed from before mid-cav till the shades of evening closed on the scene. Through the larger gates of the Sophia Gardens men, women, and children flocked for hours with- out cessation, till there were assembled in the field, which lies to the west of the gardens, a multitude whose number may modemtely be estimated :1t twelve thousand people. '"The entertainment provilletl for the delectation uf the vistors was varied and enticing, and with admirable com- pleteness and precision was it rendeied. 1.\1uslc was dis- coursed at different points on the field bv the admirable band of Mi. Johnson and by the band o! the 10th llifle Volunteers, which plaved alternately throughout the afternoon and even- ing. At two o'clock the proceedings may be said to have commenced, and from that hour till after nir.e o'clock at night the diversi 'ns were carried on with spirit. FooL races, sack races, jumping, throwing the hammer, and a variety of similar sports attracted a part of the crowd to one end of the ground. In another direction 'were whirligigs, swing-boats, and all the paraphernalia of a rn 'JsTfiiTn ts wine if ftiurisfr at the ordinary village fair. But the centre of attraction was a temporary theatre, at the entrance to [he field, on the stage of which AJr. Charles Roberts' Company produced their popular entenitmni"Tffr"~And an entertainment it was such as is very rarely produced in the open air in this country. On the continent, where climate influences are less uncertain than here, an alfresco theatrical performance or concert is no singular event. There the natives" are accustomed to such proceedings; but jn Cardiff we bave 110 hesitation in saying that yesterday's entertainment was as unusual in its charac- ter as it was gratifying in its effect- The'miscellaneous entertainment' given on the boards of the wooden theatre included comic BOno.: s by male and female artistes, characteristic imp-rsonations'—whatever that may mean-by a Miss Jenny Franklin, negro melodies by a burnt- cork performer, a musical medley, acrobatice antics, feats of juggling and balancing. a.nd a really clever and daring per- formance on the slack rope. The whole of the entertain- ment was divided into two parts—the first commencing at half past two, and the second at seven o'clock. In the in- terval between the conclusion of the first pan and the com- mencement of the second, a political address was delivered by Mr. Giffard, according to previous announcements. Whatever may be said of the incongruity of an exhibition of tumblings on the one hand, and feats of oratory on the other—of comic singing at one moment and serious decla- mation at another—this cannot be denied, that Mr. Giffard's address yesterday was an unqualified success, from whatever point of view it may be regarded 1 tie following are the winners of the several games here- under mentioned :— Bicycle Race.—There were five entries for this race, hut only four came to the scratch." It was won in two heats, the first of which was won by Mr. Kenway, and the deciding heat by Mr. Barry. Foot Race, 100 yards.— First prize, 10s., to Oliver 1 hibip» ,• second, 5s., to James Perry. The winner of the first prize wns a man without arm«. Putting the Weight (lolbs.)—Prize of5s., to Donald Young, who threw a distance of nine y;¡rd<. Snck B aCe -5s. b William Barrow. Foot Race, 150 yards.— First prize, 10s., to Joseph Wall; second, fh., Frederick Davies. Throwing the Hammer.—First prize, 5s., to John Mac- kenzie. Distance thrown, 71 feet. Throwing the Cricket Hall.—First priz°, a new cricket ball, to Mr. Webb, who threw a distance <>f T2| vards; second* prize, 2s. öd., 10 Mr. T. C. Smith, who threw 72 yards. Hi-ih Jump.—5s., to Mr. Wiliiams. Tossing the Caber.—5s., 10 John Mackenzie. Consolation Prize, of 5, was awarded to Frederick Davies who walked ovel the course. Broad Sword Dance.—Prize tOs to John Bain. Scotch Reels.—Prize 7s. 6d., to John Mackenzie, John B*in, Alexander Mitchell, and -Campbell. The music was played by Willidm Forhes. The sports wese a rected by the Rev. Parktr Morgan, Mr. W. Davies, and Mr. Robert. Bell. Ihe "vetting was brought to a successful close b.v a v<; y fine display of fireworks and S>alloon ascents. The '•firing'' was under the direction of Mr. Gibson, of Cremor: e."
FOREIGN NOTES. THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. The policy of masterly inactivity is being consistently carried out. The official advices received by the State Department at Washington affirm that Mr. Motley, "in his numerous interviews with the English authorities,has, so far, neither made nor heard any reference to the Alabama Claims." THE FRENCH ATLANTIC CABLE. The difficulty respecting the landing of the French Atlmtic Cable may now be considered at an end. It was in the power of the United States Government to refuse permission for the cable to be landed, since the right of granting such permission vests only in Con- gress, whereas the French company had obtained authority only from the State Legislature of Massa- chusetts. But this power will not be exer- cised, Secretary Fish agrees to allow tbe cable to be landed, and the company öon its part undertakes to con- form to the terms of the bill on this telegraph cable ques- tion, which was brought before Congress last session. The provisions of this measure do not, however, involve any hardship. The United States merely reserve the right of transmitting their own messages through their own clerks, with the privilege of priority. Saving this proviso, there is nothing in the bill to interfere with the concession granted to the French Company by the Pa.ri", Government. Of course as the power of allow- ing a cable to be landed rests only with Congress, the per- mission given by Secretary Fish holds good only until the Legislature meets but no difficulty in the way of a per- manent agreement is apprehended. SBR. BEABOST'S GIFT TO THE SOUTH. The Southern Education Fund, established by the munifi- cence of Air. Peabody, who has just raised the total of the gift to two million dollars, is administered by a board composed of the leading men in America. General Grant, Mr. Jlsb, Admiral Farragut. and the Episcopal Bishop of Ohio are amongst the number. The plan pursued is to- give aid to the support of normal schools for educating teachers, and to make small grants for elementary education to communities which promise to raise as much more by voluntary effort. Hitherto fonT of the Southern States have received no aid from this fund. The Board decided that those States which had suffered most from the ravages of war, and were most destitute of educational means ought to be assisted first. -Mr. Peabouy concurs in this policy. He says he has the same sympathy with everyone of the States, and were ail alike needing assistance, he should wish each to share aiike in the benefits of the trust. As the portions aided respectively srrow in prosperity and become self-sustaining in their systems of education, their respective allotments of the fund are to be applied to other destitute communities, and thus its benefits will, he- earnestly hopes, reach every section of the vast field committed to the care of the tmst. For the present, however, the greater part of the fund must in fairness be continued to those States who have received it hitherto, and who most need it. But when the filial dis- tribution is made, Mr. Peabody hopes that Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and T'exaawill share according to their needs. MORE ILL-TEEAT3IE2CT OF EATISHANTS. Yet another complaint has been made of the want of provision for the comfort of passengers on board emi- grant shifts. A Mr. Carpenter, who recently made the voyage to New York in the Black Ball vessel Alexander Marshall, attiibutes the deathi of four of his children to the bad food and bad cooking on board. He says that lie was unable to obtain proper nourishment for his family. The meat was not weighed. but a piece was cut off at random. The passengers bad often to wait several hours before-theycould ger, their food cooked, and then it was wretchedly done. Mr. Carpenter makes no complaint against the captain or officers. AilEUICAif PENIANS IN ENGLAND. Colonel Warren, the American Fenian who sojourned Il space in an English gaol, and was recently Jet out, has had an interview with General Grant. The worthy Colonel seeks redress for the ""incarceration of American citizensin British bastiles." The Jfcw Yor.: Herald says that he gave the President a full account of the horrors endured by himself and other patriots during imprisonment. "The President promised to give the most careful consideration to the matter, and declared that it was his intention to protect at all hazards the rights or American citizens in all parts of the world." Besides this interview, the gallant Colonel was admitted to the presence of Secretary Fish, upon whom he strongly urged the necessity of promptly interfering on behalf of American Fenians yet confined. The American Secretary did not ouite see it. He was not aware that interference would do any good, Of course Colonel Wanen recom- mended him to tight. EXECUTION or AHEKICANS n CUBA. President Grant has ordered an inquiry into the execu- tion of Spakaaan and other Americans by the Spaniards in Cuba. Admiral Hofi. commander of the United States squadron off Cuba, has been directed to immediately send a war-ship to Santiago. Accor,1ing to the despatches from Cuba published in the New York papers, this slaughter of American filibusters isgoingonin a wholesale manner. One telegram from Salltiago says tnat altogether a hundred men who landed from the Grapeshot have been executed. CONSPIRACY IN POLAND. The Constit itionnel says that the arrest of the Polish Bishop Lubiensky which has caused such distress at Rome was owing to the discovery of a conspiracy in which he was involved. The papers found at his residence prove clearly, says the special correspondent of the Paris journal, that the prelate was endeavouring to get up another Polisn revolution. A great number of Poles are compro- mised in this sfiair, and the Bishop is so overwhelmed at tbe misery he has brought upon so manv of his country- men that he has fallen into a hopeless state of ill-health. The Russian Government will rest content with the persons implicated." Astonishing indeed to hear of any mercy being shewn to the Poles. REFORM IN FKANCE. According to the able Parisian correspondent <f«t Times, the Emperor has undone all the good effect of Ms reform programme by the prorogation of tLt Corps Légis- latif before it had finished its work. The change in the Constitution ought to have pleased all France; it has gratified nobody. The Reds, of course, are ae "irrecon- cilable as ever. The ultra-Imperialists are angry because it is in their ranks that the deputies, whose elections have not been verified, are to be found. X at only have they lost the day without a fight, and have witnessed without being able to interfere, the fall of their leader, but Miev are personally in danger as to their contested seats in the House and certain as they are to see the validity of their elections questioned by the Left and Lett, Centre they can have no confidence whatever in the help a,nd protection of the new Ministry. Nor is the Left Centre—the Moderate Liberals, who have brought about these changes—better pleased. It is stopped in its reforming course, and, moreover, the Ministrv has not been substantially changed. This unlucky prorogation has undone everything. THE POPE AND HIS CRIMINALS. A letter in the Liberie comments severely upon the Pope's exercise of lÜs prerogative of mercy. The tribunal* of Rome recently sentenced two men to death. One, named Martini, was condemned for taking part in the political events of 1807 the other, Pizzuti, had been found guilty of premeditated murder. Both appealed to the wercy of the Pope. His Holiness was moved to pity on behalf of the assassin, and remitted the sentence of death; but the political offender was sent to the scaffold. DISTURBANCES IN ITALY. A serious riot took place the other day at the University of Naples, on the day of the examination for bachelor's degree. Several professors were grievously injured, and the university schools were devastated. The aid of the National Guard was found necessary. The cause of this extraordinary tumult has not yet been ascertained, but it is remarkable that the students shewed great hostility to the police. The riot could not be suppressed until the Italian blues were withdrawn. EASTERN EUROPE. It has been announced in several of the Austrian papers that the Prince of Montenegro was about to make war on Turkey, in order to get possession of the little fort of Spitza which he covets, it appears, however, that the Eastern question is not to break out in the ridiculous form of the ruler of a few square miles making war upon the recruited Sick Man. The war" will not come off. But there has been a little difficulty. The Prince has applied fnr a" rectification of frontier," and the Porte hall gfrttttfd the request, following up this concession by constructing blockhouses on the frontier in order to keep the little Prince-in order for the future. A FIRE IN SWEDEN. The greatest fire ever known in Sweden has just taken place at Gefie. Half the town was burnt down, the loss amounting to £ 000.000—a catastrophe hitherto unheard 01 in that country. The local insurance companies, which are a comparatively recent institution in Sweden, will suffer heavily. Some English companies also are involved. A SCANDINAVIAN UNION. A great demonstration in favour of a union or alliance between the Scandinavian States of Denmark, Sweden and Norway was held near Copenhagen a few days ago! Ten thousand Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians assembled". This great, meeting was in every sense a representative "one. There was a delegate from the extreme west of Jutland, another from the far north of Norway, and thre6 Danish patriots came from Schleswig. Speeches were delivered in ail three languages. The necessity of apolitical union between the Scandinavian States was urged as the only means of insuring them from the aggressions of their powerful neighbours, and the expediency of developing their naval and military forces was strongly insisted on. The Scandinavians, like the moresouthern peoples, are be- ginning to learn that unity is strength. Sweden has suffered from the encroachments of Russia, and Denmark from the rise of the Prussian monarchy. The experience does not seem to have been altogether lost. THE MASSACRE OF ENGLISHMEN IN ABYSSINIA. All doubt as to the fate of the*Eriglish hunting party in Abyssinia is now set at rest. Mr. Waiter Powell, M.P., a brother of the gentleman who was murdered. brings news .that Mr. Powell and party were attacked and massacred by the Tekah tribe and not by the Bezan tribe as first reported. The Bezans afterwards came upon the murderers, and compelled them not only to relin- quish the booty, but to deliver up the bodies, which were conveyed to the Swedish missionaries, by whom they were properly buried. ]\.J r. Henry Powell and Mr. Jenkins, also relatives of the ill-fated family, have gone in search with a strong military escort provided by the Viceroy of Egypt. ABYSSINIAN POLITICS. The Abyssinians do not seem disposed to part with the notoriety they acquired during the late war. Kassa, or Kassai, the Prince who was so friendly to the English, has obtained the services of an Englishman, Colonel Kirkham, who is drilling the native troops in anticipation of war operations, which are expected after the rainy season is over. Prince Kassa, who is certainly far supe- rior to the other Abyssinian potentates, desires to promote foreign commerce with his people. He has abolished all duties on the goods of foreign merchants, and has given his chiefs strict orders to protect the persons and property of traders. Colonel Ivirkham reports that he is making great progress in the work of drilling the troops. He expects that the Prince will become master of the whole nf Abyssinia, which may then be transformed into an im- portant commercial country.