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CARDIFF. Mr John Horry Lucas, "Local Exhibitioner of Car- diff, has passed first class in both examinations of the 44 Royal School of Mines" in Mechanical Drawing," Jbeld last April. LIGHT WANTED AT ROATH,—A resident at Roathsug- gests that the lamps which are supposed to iiluminate the narrow Line or "short cut" from Clifton-street to New- port-road. should be re-arranged, as at present the lane At night is exceedingly dark. SERIOUS ACCIDKST AT THE DOCKS.—On Tuesday morn- lng, as Phillip Barry, a labourer at the Dowlais Yard, West Dock, was loading railway iron, a bar of iron fell < npou him, knocking him down, breaking several of his ribs, and injuring him internally. He was conveyed to the infirmary, where he remains in a dangerous state. INQUEST.—On Tuesday the deputy coroner (Mr Grover) held an inquest at the Town-hall on the body of ft widow named Elizabeth Sloper, who resided at 47, Sophia-street. Deceased, when going up stairs on Tues- day last, slipped and fel!, and received a fracture of the IkulI, from which she died on Thursday. A verdict was teturued of "Died from concusuon of the brain." SALE.OF FREKHOLD LAND AT CADOXTOX, NEAR CAR- t>u-T.—Mr D. T. Alexander submitted this property for tate by auction at the Royal Hotel, on Saturday last. l'he property consisted of a dwelling-house and between 15 and 16 acres of pasture land. There was a very large Itl;endance, and, after a spirited contest, the property kn sold to Mr Thomas Shepperd, of Navigation, near ycptypridd, for £1,725. THE LATE SEXTON OF ST. JOHN'S.—The Vicar of St. John's took occasion in the latter part of his ser;non on Sun- day night to make a few instructive remarks in reference to the character and example of the late lamented sexton, Edmund Ret-s. He spoke of him !lob a true man amI a true Christian—honest, simple-minded, honourable, one of nature's gentlemen. He singled out for special appro- val his exemplary conduct towards his aged parents up to the time of their death, and spoke very highly of his unflinching devotion to duty, and the unaffected piety wlåich adorned his life, and gave him solace in the hour of his death. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting of the guardians was presided over on Saturday by Mr C. W. David. There were also present Messrs W. H. W artin, W. Davies, W. Lewis. A. Thomas, J. Ie (Boulanger, T. W. H. Plain, C. French, T. W. Jacobs, E. M. Thomas, G. A. Stone, F. Wride, W. Wride, M. Clover. T. Williams (Whitchurch), T. Llewellyn, T. I/RWVRIE and Rev V. Sauless. The Master of the Work- hottse reported the number of pauper inmates to be 381, an-increase uf 3S on the corresponding week of last year. The master of the Ely schools reported the number of children :I t the institution to be 241, an increase of eight on the corresponding week of last year. The number of out-door paupers relieved by tlu- relieving officers during the past week WJ." repurted to be 2,4:30, at a cost ot £2&1i Gs 4d: corresponding week last year, number of pau- pers cost of relief, £2:)3 os 6d. This was all the business. 6R,AKORCANiiHIBE AND MOXMOCTHSFIRRE INRRR.VABV.— The election of three of the medical gentlemen of Cardiff to assist the present medical staff at the Infirmary by I *tierid\T: _T to the out-patients took place on Saturday at the Town-hall. The ooaimittee had selected Mr W. D. Bushell to act a.-< returning officer, the election being carried out under the ballot system. There were five I candidates—Dr Vachell. Crockherbtown Dr Thomas Wallace, St Mary-stieet; Dr Hardyman, Crockherb- town Mr Frederick W. Evans,son of Dr Thomas Evans and Mr Morris Evans, Roath-road. There are nearly 500 subscribers to the Infirmary, all of whom were entitled to vote, either personally or by proxy. Many of the subscribers field & large number of proxy votes. The poll was opened at nine, and closed at four o'clock. Ballot pai>ers had been distributed among the subscribers, and these were filled ti[»in the room, and placed in the ballot box, which was under the charge of the returning-officer. At the close the votes were counted, with the following result:—Dr Vsjcliell, 287 Dr Wallace, 237 Dr Hardyman, 217 Mr F. W. Evans, 205; Mr Morris Evans, 27. The return- injj-officer declared Messrs Vachell, Wallace, and Hardy- man duly elected. JOHN WESLEY.—The Rev Hugh Stowell Brown, of Liverpool, delivered an address on Monday evening at I the Great Frederick-street Chattel, on "John Wesley's journal, as illustrative of the times in which he lived." 3? he Mayor (Alderman Elliott) occupied the chair. The building was crowded. The lecturer said that as Wesley tvas born in the early part of the 18th century, and died when he was 83 years of age, he had rare opportunities of observing the chief events of that century. Having sketched Wealey's life, the lecturer said that Wesley's journal gave often a graphic and humourous description of manners and customs in the eighteenth century, and also a clearer insight than history itself of the condition of the country, the state of trade and commerce, the mode of travelling, with a number of interesting anec- dotes of men, which made this journal valuable to the students of English history. The lecturer then paid a glowing tribute to the value of Wesley's labours, and said that he was the great apostle of the century in which he lived. The usual vote of thanks closed the proceed- ings. LAYING THE MEMORIAL STONE OF A NEW BAPTIST CHAPEL.—On Wednesday the memorial stone of a new chapel belonging to the Particular Baptist denomina- tion was laid at Longcross-street, Roath, by Mr J. K. Popham, of Liverpool. The continuous downpour of rain prevented the attendance being so large as was antici- pated. The proceedings commenced by the singing of a Lymn, and Mr Robbins, the pastor of Zoar Cliapel, Windsor-road, then delivered an ad- dress, afterwards calling upon Mr Popham to lay the jetone. A bottle, containing a copy of the Gospel Standard, was placed in the cavity, and the ceremony having been concluded, Mr Popham addressed a few words to his appreciative though meagre audience. The finding of the Doxology concluded the proceedings. A collection was made in aid of the building fund. The building—a substantial stone structure in the Gothic •tyle—is to be 50 feet long by 40 feet broad, with side and end galleries, and is designed to accommodate 450 per- sons. The architect is Mr Peter Price, of Crockherbtown, »nd the builder Mr Richard Trotman, of Stacey-road, Roath, Mr R. Roberts being the superintending mason. The cost of the building is estimated at £ 1,000. Mr J. Popham preached in Windsor-road Chapel at seven O'clock the same evening, and a collection was made in aid of the building fund. STABBING ON BOARD SHIP.—At the borougi police- court, on Saturday—before the Mayor (Alderman Elliott), the ex-Mayor (Alderman D. Jones), and Mr R. 0. Jones (stipendiary)—Joseph Parker, a seaman belonging to the Steamship Miranda, of London, was charged on remand irith stabbing John Toms, the mate of that vessel. Mr Cousins, who appeared for the prisoner, put a number of questions" to Mr George Hodder, the master of the Teasel, with a view to shewing that the mate was exceed* ingly abusive to the prisoner, and provoked the outra^ by his conduct. The witness gave evidence to the effect that the mate behaved rather roughly to the prisoner be- fore the assault. He did mlt allow hia officers to be abusive to his men. The mate was stabbed before he had time to interfere. It was dusk at the time. The prisoner was then committed for trial. MAINTENANCE.—Patrick Williams was charged with neglecting to contribute to the support of his wife, where- by she had been rendered chargeable to the Union. In defence Williams endeavoured to establish a charge of infidelity against his wife, which broke down. He was Sentenced to a month's imprisonment. ASSAULT.—Richard O'Brien was charged with as- saulting Abraham Bernstein, pawnbroker, Bute-street, on the previous day. The prisoner met Air Bernstein, and used some abusive language, which he followed up by kicking and striking the complainant. Sergeant Newman corroborated. The prisoner called a witness in defence^ who said that Mr Bernstein struck the prisoner Urst. The bench fined the prisoner 10s and costs, in de- fault 7 days' imprisonment. He chose the latter alter- native. JuvENrr.E THIEVES.—At the borough police-court, on Monday—before Mr R. 0. Jonea and Mr Alderman Alexander—Albert Colly and Frederick R. Turner, two lads 14 years of age, were charged with stealing 15 lbs of ton, the property of the (j-reat Western Railway Com- pany. The boys were seen on Saturday morning by Dock Police-sergeant Carne removing pieces of iron from the railway to the roadway by the docks, and running away with them. There were three boys engaged in the robbery, but the constable was able to secure two only. Turner had been in custody previously on a charge of felony, and he was sent to prison for 14 days, and after- wards to be sent to a reformatory for five years. Cally was ordered to receive six strokes with a birch rod. ASSACI.TING THE POLICE.—Daniel Nevel, a "bully," Jidng at Canton, was charged with assaulting Police- constable John James. The defendant was creating a distuibance on the Ely-road on Saturday night. The constable went to remove him, when he struck the con- stable, knocked him down, and bit him on the thumb. He was subsequently very violent at the Police-station. The bench sent him to prison for two months, with hard labour. ROBBERY BY A SERVANT.—Anne Maria Anthony, a domestic servant, in the employ of William James Thomas, laudlord of the Pine-apple, St Mary-street, was charged with stealing £\1 \Is, the property of her employer. The prosecutor had a large sum of money locked up in a drawer in his bedroom. The prisoner left the house on Sunday evening, and soon afterwards he missed from the drawer, he believed, £20. The prisoner's mother lives at Gathays, and, accompanied by two police officers, he went there about 12 o'clock at night, knocked them up, and accused her of taking the money. She at first denied all knowledge of the robbery, but after a time went upstairs and brought down a purse containing £9 Ds Od. She said that was all the money she had taken. Prosecutor had missed money on 8tweral occasions previously. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for a month, with hard labour. ANOTHER ASSAULT ON THE POLICE.—Frederick Rad- ford, a labourer, living at Grangetown, was charged with assaulting Police-sergeant Murley. The defendant was creating a disturbance in Oakely-street on Saturday night. He was removed by the police-sergeant, and on the way to tho, police-station struck the officer several times. The bench sent him to prison for two months, with hard labour. DISORDERLY HOUSE.—Martha Palfray, a woman well- known to the police, was charged with keeping a house tf ill fame at y, Frederica-street. The case was proved by Police-sergeants Cox and Johns, both of whom visited the house on several occasions. The promises were small, and were crowded with women of bad character. The bench fined defendant i.O, or in default to go to prison for two months, with hard labour. PUBLIO HEALTH ACT, 18C6.—Robert Popham, the cap- tain of the schooner Tryphena, was charged, under the Public Health Act, 1866, with exposing himself in a public treet while suffering- from an infectious disease. Mr lugledew api>ear!'d for the defendant. It appeared from the evidence of Dr Paine, the medical officer of health, that on the 5th he received instructions from the customs authorities to visit the schooner Tryphena, which had just arrived from Corunna, in consequence of sickness being on board. He saw the captain, and learned from him that the chief mate had just died from small-pox. He desired to see the log-book, but it could not be found. The cautain said that there had been no other case of small pox on board, but that he had come from Corunna, where small-pox prevailed. lIe then told the captain not to allow any one to go out of the vessel, or any of the crew to leave it until he certi- fied that the vessel was free from infection. The captain atiked for permission to go on shore to attend to thebusl- ness of the ship. Not being aware that he had had the onall-pox, he gave permission, under certain regulations. On the following morning, the captain was seen in Louisa- street bv Inspector James, in company with a gentleman. On the following morning, Dr Paine received information that the captain was suffering from small pox. He went to the vessel, saw the captain, and found that though he was convalescent he WM still in a state to communicate the disease. The pustules were scaling off on the arms and neck. Had he been aware that the captain was suffering from small-pox he would never have allowed him to go on shore. Mr Ingledew, for the defence, pro- duced a medical certificate from a surgeon at Corunna stating that the captain was free from tne disease, and it was stated that the ship remained a week after the surgeon had told him that he was free. The bench cou- riered that the captain was in fault to deny that anyone tad had the disease besides the man who had died from tt. He Wa3 fined 40s. and costs. STEALING A WATCH AND CLOTHES.—Henry Evered 1 Rodich, the son of an Austrian boarding-house keeper. residing at Bute-terrace, was charged with stealing a silver watch, gold chain, and a suit of clothes, the pro- perty of Thomas Nicholson. The prosecutor is a seaman, and two months ago left in a box at the house of the prisoner's father his clothes and watch, while he went to sea. On his return, on Saturday, he found that the pri- soner had taken the articles from the box, and pledged them at various places. The pledge tickets he found subsequently at the house of some women in the neigh- bourhood. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for two months, with hard labour. CHARGE OF EMBEZZLEMENT.—At the borough police- court on Tuesday—before the Mayor (Alderman Elliott) and Alderman Alexander—William Lloyd was charged with embezzling various sums of money, the property of his employers, Messrs Powell and Niciioll, tobacconists, St Mary-street. It appeared from the evidence of Mr Nicholl that the prisoner was employed by them as shop- man and town traveller. In the latter capacity be would take out bills to their customers, receive the amount, and account every night for the sums so received. The prisoner had on several occasions paid portions of the amounts of bills, stating that there was a balance left. In March a bill for a Mr Lorris, amounting to £ 5 19s Id, was handed to him, and in April he paid in £ 3 011 this bill, but it had been ascertained that the whole of it was paid. The same was the case with a bill to Mr Zachariah White, which was for £3 7s 4d. A third amount had been discovered paid, and at present they could not state how much money had been received by the prisoner in this way. The bench remanded the prisoner. EMBKZZLEMEXT.—At the borough police-court, on Wednes- day—before thp Mayor, Mr R. U. Jones, Mr Alderman Alexander, and Mr Alderman Bowen—Wm. Lloyd, shop man and traveller for Messrs Powell and Nicholl, tobac- conists, St Mary-street, appeared on a remand charged with embezzling various sums of money belonging to his employers. Formal evidence was now given that several sums of money received by the prisoner within the last six months had not been accounted for. and that on three occasions he had only paid over portions of the amounts he had received. Inspector Taipblyn apprehended the prisoner on Monday. He then said that he had taken the money, and much regretted that he had done so, but that he had became mixed up unfortunately in some betting transactions. The prisoner pleaded guilty. Mr T. H. Stephens, who appeared for him, addressed the bench in mitigation of punishment, alleging that the prisoner had unfortunately come into contact with bad companions, and had been induced to spend the money given to him for his employers. The Rev G. A. Jones, vicar of St Mary, gave prisoner an excellent character: He was, in consequence of this good character, only sentenced to one month's hard labour.