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SWANSEA FEMALE TRAINING COLLEGE. This important institution has now been in operation for 12 years, and continues to be carried on with vigour and success, There are at present no fewer than 70 students within its walls, who are instructed in various branches of useful knowledge by the principal, lady superin- tendent and four governesses, and are further exercised in teaching at the practisillg schools. During the last week the annual inspection of the college took place. It was conducted by the Rev. Canon Warburton, her Majesty's in- spector of female training colleges j assisted by Mr W. Williams, her Majesty's senior inspector of schools in Wales. The buildings and premises were carefully examined, the internal arrange- ments and discipline were inquired into, model lessons were given by the teachers and students in the presence of the inspectors, and the latter, each in turn, were called upon to read aloud and to recite a passage of poetry which bad been pre- viously committed to memory. Canon Warbur- ton afterwards met the committee of the college, and reported to them the results of observations and enquiries, which were in most respects of a highly satisfactory nature in most of the subjects. In English composition and seven other subjects they stood & per cent. above the average of the colleges, and in one at the head while in reading, recitation, and teaching they rank among the best. Their services continue to be in demand, both for girls' and infant schools in various parts of England as well as the prin- cipality, and but little difficulty is experienced in placing them in eligible situations as soon as their term of training has expired. The tone, dis- cipline, and good order observable in the college elicited the commendation of the inspector. The supervision that is exercised over the students is careful and unremitting, and, while as much liberty as may be consistent with propriety is allowed to them out of school hours, they are expected to conduct themselves with the good behaviour and steadiness that become young women about to enter on 80 important a profe3sion as that of teachers. of the rising generation. There has been no serious instance of misconduct during the past year, nor has any student withdrawn, either from caprice or from a disinclination to continue her studies, but all have applied themselves with earnestness and zeal to their tasks, and have shown by their demeanour that they are fit to be placed in posi- tions of trust and responsibility. The satisfac- tory reports of their conduct, their attention to their duties, their general efficiency, which have have been received from the managers of the schools to which they have been appointed on leaving the college, plainly show that the train- ing and instruction they have had have conferred lasting benefits upon them. Altogether, the re- sults of this inspection are such as greatly to encourage the committee and friends of the col- lege to persevere in their efforts on its. behalf, as they perceive with much thankfulness what an excellent influence it is exercising on the elemen- tary education of the country.
THE LATE DEAN OF BANGOR. FUNERAL SERVICE AT BANGOR CATHEDRAL. A sermon in memai-iam. the late Dean of Bangor was preached on Sunday in Bangor Cathedral by the Rev. Evan Lewis, M.A., rector of Dolgelley, the canon in residence. It had been originally arranged that, in compliance with the desire of the family, the sermon should be preached by Canon Richardson, rector of Corwen, a very intimate friend of the late Dean Edwards, but previous engagements prevented the carrying out of that arrangement. There was a very large con- gregation, all of whom were dressed in deep mourning. The stall of the dean had upon it a number of magnificent floral wreaths and crosses sent by sorrowing friends and relatives. The anthem was, God is a Spirit," from The Woman of Samaria. Canon Evan Lewis based an eloquent discourse upon Isaiah xxv., 8 v. — He will swallow up death in victory and the Lord God will wine away tears from off all faces, and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off the earth, for the Lord hath spoken it." How sad,howdeep,andhowiaexpressiblehad been the sorrow caused by the mournful intelligence which I ligen had agitated the minds of all by the sudden death of one who was so well known and so much be- loved and admired It was enough to say that their hearts had been filled with grief, and that the sympathy all felt towards the friends and relatives of the dean had been more than words could express. No soiner was the sad event known than kindly words of comfort and sympa- I thy b to pour in upon the distressed and afB cted family from all parts of the couniry. Those who, like himself, had known Dean Ed ward;; very intimately, felt most keenly and acutely the great loss which the Church in the diocese had sustained by his death, and not only the Church in the diocese of Bangor, but the Church generally, and more especially the Church in Wales. And, though they knew that God, in His great providence, would always find instru- ments to do His work, yet it was idle to conceal the feeling that as yet they were unable to see how the whole space occupied by their deceased and lamented brother, and which he filled so well in the general estimation of the nation, could be adequately filled up. The Church very wisely taught us to be silent respecting the condition of the dead. She assured us that all those who have departed from this life in the true faith of His holy name will have that perfect and complete consummation of bliss in eternal and everlasting glory. But of individuals she said nothing positive or definite she was content with expressing a hope. She committed the body to the ground in sure and certain hope of the resurrection to eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ." She directed us to give hearty thanks to God that it hath pleased Him to I deliver this our brother out of the miseries of this sinful world," and to pray that when we depart this life we may rest in Him as our hope is this our brother doth." Of the condition of any she is silent, leaving all judgment to One alone. Again, with rfgard to the mode of any individual or particular death, it should be their wisdom to keep silence. We do not know, we cannot con- ceive, the internal struggles which the mind may have long endured and strove manfully to battle against; how it may have oscillated on one side or the other how the temptation, alas became stronger gradually and the reasoning faculties more feeble, until at last, under the overpowering influence of some dark speil, the reason gives way, and then all is over. We could not realise the terrible agony of.mind through which such a one must have passed, or how long that agony endured before the final de- termination was adopted. God, and He alone knew all, and He, and He alone would judge a righteous judgment. When the reason which diverted human conduct was unsealed from its throne when the understanding was shrouded in thick darkness, and the will left without a guide, such a case was lamented as a terrible mis- fortune, and a deep affliction, and if an act then ensued which was to be deeply deplored, still they must hope and pray that God, in His infinite mercy, looked upon that soul not as it was at the supreme moment when it passed into another world, but as it had been in the days of health, strength, and happiness, when it loved and worked for God and His Church here upon earth. This was their chief comfort when their thoughts reverted to the departed brother who in that pulpit had proclaimed so faithfully and eloquently the sacred truths of the Gospel of Christ. They could only Low in sorrow and humble submission to the will of God. And that sorrow must convey with it a deep lesson. It taught not only the uncertainty of life itself, but also the uncertainty of the tenure of those facul- ties by which life is governed and guarded. At the close the Dead Luch" in SaitZ was played by Dr. Roland Rogers, the Cathedral organist. The Rev. G. W. Edwards, vicar of Ruabon, and brother of the late Dean of Bangor, has re- ceived the following tribute to the lamented dean from the author of the "Epic of Hades." The letter is dated from the Reform Club, Tall Mall, London:— Dear Mr Ed wards,—I hope you will not consider that I am too .ate in saying a word of the great rfgard in wlii eh I held your brother. I could not write before. I had seen much of him during the last seven years or more, and had formed the highest possible opinion of his yretit abilities, of his high character. and unceasing devotion to the work of his noble calling, and of the absolute self sacrifice and sanctity of his most laborious life. It is not only the Church in Wales, but the national interests which have suffered by his loss, and differing from hiui as I did on many points of detail. I had looked forward to working with him on many movements for the benefit and advancement of Wales. Of the sweetness of his character, and his great appre- ciation of every good quality in his friends, I like to think with a tender regret, now that his valuable life is Jost to u» through the mysterious dispensation under winch you are now grieving. I doubt if it was possible for anyone to bear him ill-will, and I am sure that few men in our generatiun have -so mauv attaclied and enuuung friends. With real and sincere sympathy, The Rev. E."W VCfy' lEWIS M°KiUS" The Rev. Mr Edwards and his family have left Ruabon vicarage tor Folkestone, for relaxation and cnange of scene.
In EW LOCAL COMPANY. .The Investors f^rnctrdicm of Saturday announces that the South Wales Domestic Supply Association Limited, was registered on the Z7th May, with a cipital of £5,000 in El shares to trade in sewing and washing machines and other articles. The subscribers (with the number of shares they take) are:—W. T, Burton, Swansea, 300; W. Griffith, Swansea, agent. 200; W. E. William, Neath, agent, 100; Rev. W, Ful- ford, Swansea, 10; J. Poletv, Penclawdd, 200 J. J. Phillip i, Swansea, tea-dealer, 10; D. J. Daniels, rmtardawe,,uear Swansea, grocer, die., 2A l
THE REPRESENTATION OF t MONMOUTHSHIRE. MR C.. M WARMINGTON, Q.C., AT ABERCARNE. ADDRESS UPON THE FRANCHISE QUESTION AND THE BANKRUPTCY AND LICENSING LAWS. On Wednesday evening MrC. M. Warmington, Q.C., an accepted Liberal candidate for the repre- sentation of Monmouthshire in Parliament, ad. dressed a meeting in Noakes'a Theatre, Abercarne, the gathering beingthefirstof several which are to take place in the county. It may be remem- bered that Mr Warmington contested Monmouth- shire in the Liberal interest in conjunction with the Hon. G. C. Brodrick, at the last general election, when both gentlemen were defeated. Mr M. W. Moggridge presided, and there were also on the platform the Rev. E. E. Probert, Abercarne; the Rev. J. Watson, Abercarne Rev. T. Lewis, Risca Messrs A. J. David, London K. J. Morgan, Maesycwmmer; E. Evans, Maesycwmmer J. Williams, Ynysddu; E. Grove, Ebbw Vale; D, Bowen, Abercarne; Mark Lewis (Liberal agent), and O. M. Bail- hache, Newport. There were also several ladies, including Mrs Warmington, Mrs Moggridge, and Miss Giffard. The CHAIRMAN, in opening the proceeding?, moved "That this meeting gives a hearty welcome to Mr Warmington— (applause)- one of the Liberalcandidateafor this county, and pledges itself to use every effort to secure his return." He said that Mr Warmington was well known and univer- sally appreciated. When he contested the county before he showed a pluck, and exhibited an energy, which bad been everywhere recog- nised. From what he had been told he held that the county of Monmouth could re- turn two Liberal candidates with the iegisteras it now stood he was sure that upon the Fran- chise Bill being passed, the representatives of Monmouth in Parliament would be supporters of Mr Gladstone. (Applause, and "Three cheers for Gladstone.") Mr HUGHES (Maesycwmmer), who seconded the resolution, said that although 40 years of age he had never been represented in Parliament— (laughter)—because he had always lived in Mon- mouthshire. The Liberals of Monmouthsbire, however, bad now made up their minds to alter. the state of things of which he complained, The Rev. E. E. PROBERT supported the resolu- tion, as dij also Mr P. BOWEN, the latter of whom alluded, amid much enthusiasm, to the unbroken silence of the present Monmouthshire members in the House of Commons. Alluding to the selection of a second candidate, he suggested Mr Beynon, of Newport, to the executive,remark- ing that although it was said that Mr Beynon had gone over to the Conservatives, he (Mr Bowen) did not believe it. (Laughter and ap- plause.) Mr GROVE. Ebbw Vale, who rose from amongst the audience, followed with a speech on behalf of the resolution, which was then put to the meet- ing and carried unanimously with much enthu- siasm. The Rev. T. LEWIS moved This meeting has full confidence in the present Government— (cheers)—and trusting that no effort will be spared to pass into law the Franchise Bill now before the House of Commons, protests against the obstruc- tion with which these efforts to secure wise legis- lation have been met," He charged the Tories with legislating for a party only; whereas Liberals, be said, legislated for the whole commu- nity. He spoke in terms of strong condemnation of the obstruction in the House-of Commons, and expressed surprise at the Irish members joining with Conservatives, seeing that all the benefits which Ireland had received had come from the r Liberals. Mr WARMINGTON, on rising to second-. the reso- lution, was received with considerable enthusiasm. He said that Lord Salisbury, speaking at Man- chester a few weeks ago, said he did not. believe that there was any general feeling in favour of the Franchise Bill. The leader of the Opposition and his lieutenant-should he say his lord lieutenant ? (laughter)—had often said the same thing. And only yesterday, or the day before, the right hon. gentleman, Sir Stafford Northcote, made a state- ment at a Conservative meeting in London, after reading which he (Mr Warmington) was bound to say he thought it would be difficult to compress into one paragraph more statements wide of the truth than one of the paragraphs in this speech contained. He said it was a curious thing that the L Government, having got a House of Commons in which they had the largest majority which any Government in power possessed, should be so ex- extremely sat sfied with that Parliament that the first thing they could think of, and the most necessary thing,was to do away with it altogether. (A Voice "The House of Lords," and laughter and applause.) That statement might have been applied to the House of Lords but he would be iiiisreprosentii-g the views of the speaker if he told them that Sir 'Stafford North- cote had the House of Lords in his view. No doubt he was thinking of the House of Commons, and he said the Government is extremely dis- satisfied with Parliament." That was simply un- true. The Government was not dissatisfied with the Parliament. They had heard the Ministers, from the Premier down to the person who held the most humbk position in the Cabinet, say that history had not seen a wiser or abler House of Commons than that now assembled —(applause)— and they did not think of doing awy with it altogether. They did not intend that the disso- lution, which must come in the ordinary course, should come at the bidding of the House of Lords it would come when the Government in its wisdom and good judgment thought best for the country at large. Sir Staf- ford Northcote wondered that there should be excitement up and down the country in regard to the Franchise Bill; but, asked Mr Warmington, why should there not be excitement ? Was it not a large measure, introducing into the electorate of this country as it proposed to do, something over 2,000,000, in addition to the 3,000,000 already in existence 2 Not a large increase It was the largest measure that history had ever recorded. Just consider what effect it would have in that county alone. There were now 8,000 voters the result of passing the bill would ba to swell the number to between 20,000 and 23,000 in the county, whilst even in that parish instead of the few now entitled to record their votes, 1,000 would be able to exercise the privilege. That being so, they would agree with him that the measure was a large one, of imperial importance. In reply to the question as to why it had been delayed till now, he replied that the Tories had objected to it, and still objected. He did not for one dispute that the Tories had a per- fect right to object. They might object as long and as much as they liked, but as soon as the nation's need required this privilege, the nation would overrule that objection; and he put it to the meeting that the nation's need did require it. But they must consider a few of the objections which the Tories made to this measure. The first was that the people whom it was desired to enfranchise were unfit. That was an objection which, if it could hold good at all, could hold good but in a very modified de- gree because the men who, in 1867—he granted much against their will-enfranchised the working classes in the boroughs, could not object to en- franchising the working classes in the counties. A large proportion—and in that county a very large proportion-of the working classes who would be enfranchised by this measure, were ex- actly in the same position, following the same occupation and dwelling in the some kind of house as their fellow working men in the boroughs and there was no reason why, if the one was fit to discharge the duties of citizenship, the others should be regarded as un- citizenship, the others should be regarded as un- fit. Then, if the objection held good at all, it could only hold good in regard to agricultural labourers. There he must admit the Tories had a right to know, and had a right to object, that the agricultural labourer was unfit. The Tories, backed too often by the country clergyman and the squire, had had the feeding and nursing, the educating, and the protecting of the agri- cultural labourer for centuries. And if they should not know his unfitness who could know it ? (Laughter and applause.) If what they said of the unfitness of the agricultural labourer was true, was it not right and proper that he should have a change in respect to his political education ? (Cheers.) The agricultural labourer had been ignorant, and he (the speaker) could well understand why it was so in days when the agricultural labourers' district was unpolluted by the presence of adissenting minister—(laughter)— uncontaminated by any newspaper le"s orthodox than the Field, Bell's Life, or the Guarclian- (laughter)—he could, he said, understand why he at that time was ignorant, and unfit to vote. (Applause.) But the times had ahanged. (Yes, yes.) We lived in times when the dissenting preacher was not unknown in the country dis- tricts; we lived in the time of school boards- (applause)-welivedina time when what was called the Agricultural Labourers' Union flourished, and under these altered circumstances—not forgetting the dissemination of cheap literature—he alto- gether denied that the agricultural labourer was unfit to possess the franchise. It might be said that the agricultural labourer, if he were enfran- chised, would probably vote for the Conservatives. That was no objection to the measure at all. The agricultural labourer had a right to think for him- self as soon as a man commenced to think for himself, he had taken the first and most difficult step towards independence of mind. And if the agricultural labourer chose to vote for the Conservatives, all he (the speaker) could say to him was, I am pleased that you should at last, and as the gift of your political opponents, have the means and oppor- tunity of expressing your mind upon political questions." The next objection was, Ah, but the time is altogether unsuited for the passing of the Franchise Bill, altoough we do not object to the Franchise Bill- he liked the word reform much better-in the abstract." Nobody, he went on, ever did object to virtue in the abstract. (Laughter.) It was only when it came to be put into practice that they objected. (Renewed laughter.) The Tories said, We don't object to reform, but we don't want it just now, There is Egyptto think of, and General Gordon," that noble exile, who, said the speaker, at the request of the Government, had done, and was doing such a very great service to this country, and who was not likely to be abandoned by the present Government. "Then," said the objectors, there is India, which is a vast territory why don't you consider some measure with regard to India ?" We knew, he added, what the Tories did for India when they were in power. Then, again," it was said, "there is South Africa, railway laws, marriage laws "—in fact there railway laws, marriage laws "-in fact there was anything bnt reform. He should very much like Lord Salisbury and Sir Stafford Northcote to hear one of his minister friends preach a sermon in one of their chapels upon the plea, A more convenient season." (Loud applause and laughter.) He fancied that that nobleman and that right hon. gentleman would be wooly instructed. They would be told that that plea of a more convenient season was not an honest plea, It was the same sort of plea that every man put forward, who was dishonest, when be was asked to pay his debts It meant simply this, We won't do it, but we have not the courage to say we won't do it, and so ask you to wait." The third objection to the measure was that it included Ireland. Now he thought there might be a reason for some of the—what should he say ? —wavering spirit of their friends. He was bound to tell them that bis earnest conviction was this— the country would not have accepted a reform bill from which Ireland was excluded.. (Applause.) To have excluded Ireland would have been to give the lie to the course of legislation which would redound more to the credit of the premier than anything he had ever done, viz., the legis- lation to redress the wrongs of our sister country, Ireland. And now at this juncture, after pass- ing so many measures for the amelioration of that country, to exclude it from the benefits which were to be conferred upon other parts of the United Kingdom would be to inflict an injury upon it from which the United Kingdom would have to suffer until the passing away of this generation. He was certain that the only mode by which the difficulties in Ireland couid be met was by the establishment between the king- doms of a most rigid, no, not rigid, but generous equality. We were to be, not in name only, but in law and sentiment, in hope and aspiration, a United Kingdom, and to have ex- cluded that country from the Reform Bill would have been to keep alive a disunion, and a feeling of hatred which they as Liberals had been trying to k 11 for the last 50 or 60 years. (Applause.) The next objection was that the people did not want the franchise. In reply to that, he asked them whether among the many questions propounded tn the electoral cam- paign of 1880 there was one question more brought to the front than this question of assimi- lating the borough and county franchise. There- fore, it was absurd to say that the country had not demanded the extension of the franchise. If the country would raise its voice the only rock ahead would be surmounted. If the House of Lords the country was in earnest about the measure, he thought that that body would not draw too critical attention to itself by objecting to it, but would rather acquiesce in the judgment of the House of Commons. It was a strange thing that the House of Lords, against which he wished to say nothing, was the only branch of the Constitution which had existed now for 250 years without ever having been reformed or amended. (Laughter, and cries, The time has come now," and Abolish it.") He thought we might attribute to the members of the House of Lords some regard for their self-preservation and that being the case, he did not think they would draw to themselves any too close attention on the part of those who were called general reformers." The passing of this bill, he went on, would make a man of the now despised agricultural labourer. He would like to hear the views of the working classes upon questions of capital and wages, upon friendly -societiesand the Employers' Liability Act. Passing on, he spoke in eulogistic terms of the present Government., and particu- larly praised the admigtrative woi-k carried on in the Government offices, singling out the Depart- ment of the Postmaster-General (Mr Fawcett) for special mention. (The learned gentleman re- sumed his seat amid loud applause.) The resolution was put and carried unani- mously, after which, A member of the audience remarked that .Mr Warmington had not given his views upon the new bankruptcy law. Mr WABMINGTON, in replying, said he regarded the Bankruptcy Bill as a. great measure, which had been passed through the efforts of Mr Cham- berlain. He thought it had its weak poiuts but that was not the question. He considered that, upon the whole, it did good, and he thought that its administration would be found much less ex- pensive than the old system. In reply to a question as to what were his views upon licensing laws and Sunday closing, Mr WARMINGTON believed that the licensing question was one of the pressing questions of the day. (Applause.) He thought that was a question upon which the working-classes ought to be heard in a more direct way than had hitherto been the case. It had been represented up and down the country, and a question in which a vast deal of property was concerned. That was quite true but the social aspect of the question was this— how did it affect the habits and character of the working-classes? and from that point of view it had yet to be regarded in the House of Commons; but he did not believe himself that a satisfactory measure would be passed in the House of Com- mons as at present constituted. Reforms were needed there could be no doubt; the ratepayers of a district, for instance, should have the privilege of saying how many public-houses there should be in their own district. (Applause, and a voice: "Local option.") That was a question, it ap- peared to him, which the people would have to be consulted about, and in respect to which they must in a few years be given more power than they now possessed. He considered that county magistrates nominated by the lord-lieutenant, and in the appointment of whom the people had no choice, were not the right persons to have the power of licensing. (Applause.) Being reminded that he had not touched upon Sunday closing, Mr WARHfXGTOX said that Sunday-closing was a much more difficult question than it was represented to be. (A voice, "Go in for it.") That, he repSed, was all very well, but on principle he was against making one law for one county and another for another. (Hear, hear.) Wales might be different, but the result was this A great deal of drunkenness was creatod around a particular district. If the nation re- quired Sunday-closing, well and good-it ought to have it—but he thought it would be better if they were to agitate for a general law, rather than deal with the matter piecemeal, county by county. He was sure there was considerable danger in one county going in for an act on this question, and he was rather in favour of a general movement. (Applause.) Mr THOMAS MORGAN (Nantygl.;), proposed a vote of thanks to the chairman, which was seconded by Mr WARMINGTON, and carried. The proceedings then terminated.
THE LOSS OF THE HARRY BLACKWOOD, OF SWANSEA. BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY AT SWANSEA. At the Town-hall, Swansea, on Tuesday, a Board of Trade inquiry was held into the stranding of the sailing ship Harry Blackniore, which stranded on April 2nd last, on the Kentish Knock, and became a total wreck. Mr J. Coke Fowler (the stipendiary) presided, and he was assisted by Captain Thomas Davies and Captain Hyde, as nautical assessors. Mr Edward Strick represented the Board of Trade, but the owners and officers were not represented. It appeared from the evidence of the witnesses that the Harry Blackmore was a brig, and was built in Prince Edward's Island in 1878. Her length was 103 feet, her breadth 25 feet 4 inches, and her depth 13 feet. She was registered at Liverpool, her tonnage, deducting crew space, being 282'41. Her owner was Mr John Bevan, of Swansea. The brig left Liverpool in June last year for the south-east coast of Africa, and returned to Ham- burg on the 22nd February. There she remained till April 19th. When she left, her crew consisted of seven hands, she had a general cargo of 340 tons, and she was bound for Pernambuco. At 8 on April 21st the Texal Light bore south-east by south, and about ten miles off. About 10 the same night the Galopper Light was sighted, bearing south-east about eight or ten miles off. The weather was bleak, there were snow squalls, and the wind was easterly. Soon after, three lights were simultaneously in sight, but the weather was such that it was impossible to verify them. The vessel subsequently ran ashore on the Kentish Knock, the craw were rescued, and the vessel became a total wreck. The master attri- buted the casualty to his ignClrancQ of the light placed on the north-east of the Long Sand, and to his mistaking this light for the Kentish Knock Light. The court adjourned at four o'clock until this morning. At the Town-hall, Swansea, on Wednesday, the inquiry into the circumstances attending the I stranding of the brig Harry Blackwood, of Swan- sea, Captain Henry Phillips, of St David's, Corn- wall, was resumed. It will be remembered that the brig stranded at the Kentish Knock through the master mistaking the lights in that vicinity. The court found that the cause of trie stranding was the omission of the master to verify his position, the lights beiug at the time plainly visible. The vessel was not navigated with proper and seamanlike care. The court found with regret that the master wa3 in default. If, having done all that a careful and skilful navigator could do, and having availed himself of all practical means of safety within his reach, he then formed an erroneous opinion, that was an error of judgment. But if he neglected or omitted to take bearing's and sounding's, and to verify the distinguishing peculiarities or the 1 visible lights, or to heave his ship to while in doubt, but went on in blind confidence that, not- withstanding the flashes did not correspond with the supposed light, he must be right, and so ran on to destruction, that was default. Such was the case now before the court. The master seemed to have reflected thus: "I see the sunk red and white light, and I see the Galloper fixed lights, and I see a third light. It is true that the third light does not flash like the Knock light, nor does its position correspond with it but as there used to be only three lights visible here it must be the Knock, and I shall conclude it is so, and act upon my belief."—The court, taking into consideration the previous good character of the captain, and the fact that the light on the Lorg Sand was only placed there last year, and that he pleaded ignorance of its existence, would not sus- pend the certificate for a longer period than three calendar months. At the request of the master, the court recom- mended the Board of Trade to allow him a mate's II certificate during the period of suspension.
THE REPRESENTATION OF RADNOR. An influential meeting of Liberals of this county has just been held at Llandrindod, when a letter from the present member, Sir R. Green Price, Bart., was read, expressing his willingness to contest the county against all comers at the general election, in case his health permitted. Resolutions were passed congratulating Sir Richard upon his return to health, and expressing confidence in him, and the meeting pledged itself to support him in case of a contest. Mr C. E. Rogers, of Stanage Park, was spoken of as the probable candidate in case Sir Richard should be prevented in any manner from contest- ing the county.
THE INCORPORATION OF BANGOR. ¡ On Tuesday the mayor gave a banquet to com- memorate the granting of a charter of incorpora- j tion to the borough. Mr Jones-Parry, M.P., Mr Rathbone, M.P., Mr R. Davies, M.P., and Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q. C,, M.P., were among the guests,
LLANELLY MECHANICS' INSTITUTE. The 38th annual meeting of tfie Llanelly Mechanics' Institution was heM on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Sir Arthur Stepney, Bart., who was supported on the plat- form by Mr F. T. Williams (one of the vice- presidents) and Mr W. Fiske (the treasurer). There was a fair attendance. The report of the committee was a very favourable one, and, after paying off adverse balances on previ'jua years, a balance of J65 odd remained in hand. Over Z,35 had been spent on the library during the year. The number of members had increased largely, and the classifica- tion of the trades and professions of members showed that all classes were fairly represented. The committee have arranged an exhibition of the products of local skill in art and mechanism during the autumn. Under the head of Library' the following sen* ices occurred Immediately upon his election to the office of presi- dent, Sir Arthur Si- "Jiioy made careful enquiry into the position of the in stitute, more particularly tho library department, and, ha ving mastered its weak points ana de:;c;encies, anuuunc■-1 his intention of presenting a few lots of books t, the co umittee. When our generous presided s J it parcel hid arrived, we found lie had given us i ™X) new and valuable volumes in r all branches of litonic a re, selected with great care and discretion. Besides lis, our president gave instruc- tions to have all t b-' worn-out books repaired at his expense and tin that by his kindness he had placed the co • miiu-e in the-difficulty of having iv.ore bovks than the cases < oidd accmmodate, lie presented the institution with » handsome bookcase capable of holding 700 volumes. The ouuiinittee tinding them- selves the CU1lt:.<l¡¡,¡.th a library second in poiutof range an. I selection to nut few in Wales, decided upon a thorough ins(- eci:cn and re-.irrangement of the books, as well as ih>: coinpil ition of a new catalogue. The first part of this •chemv was eompTeted towards the end of October lat. with t!ie result that the issue of books has m> >re than doubled. The (.'RESIDENT, who was received w.th ap- plause, said he wa, glad that the success of the society, which had been unrke ) during the pre- vious year, had continued to increase during the past year. (Applause.) The receipts had risen to the unasaaiiy htrgo of J3210, and the number of meuiU;rs, which had increased by 125 the year before lasr., had increased by 100 during the past year. The Ktfceudance at the reading- room had so increased that it it continued they Would have to enlarge the building. (Applause.) Another sign of p, "perity was noticeable with the numher of books •.ssuci, for while the num- bers in the year ended 1883 had decreased when compared with the previous year, the increase during the past year had been no less than 1,077 in tiie yearly issue. That was one of the wot«>mo resuus before them, and he hoped it would he an incentive to further efforts. (Applause.) There was every chinoe of carrying «ut an airangement with the University College at Cardiff for a series of lectures during next autumn term, and that the services of Professor Tanner would be secured for a course on as- tronomy. Another -art Imui exhibition, which he hoped would be as as the last, would also take place at LUneily during the autumn. (Applause.) He could not close without alluding to the success of the debating society. Very ex- cellent lectures bad b-.c. iobvered by Mr Home, Mr Frank Williams, aiiw iseveral others, and he hoped that the society would continue to be a flourishing and ve.y lIseful and interesting branch of the institution. (Applause.) For him- self, he would do all lie coul i to further the in- terests of the society. (Applause.) He moved the adoption of the report. Mr F. T. WILLIAMS seconded the motion, and said the committee bad carried out the work with the greatest earnestness, and every desire to serve the interests of the ociety, (Applause.) The motion wa« agreod to Mr T. MAJNWABING moved a vote of thanks to the president, and after referring to the great care which former presidents had expended on the institution, said their present president was fully equal to any who had preceded him, and that was saying a great deal. (Applause.) Property had its responsibilities as well as its privileges, and SJr Arthur Stepney recognised this fact. (Ap- plause.) Mr S. BrtVAN seconded, and said he did not know whether Sir- Arthur acted from a sense of responsibility or from sympathy with the insti- tution, He thought it was the latter. (Applause.) Sir Aithur took a very great interest in the town and in the harbour, witch was of great impor- tance to the town, and he (Mr Bevan) was glad of the opportunity of publicly expressing his acknowledgement of Sir Arthur's generosity. (Applause.) The vuto was agreed to amid applause, and briefly acknowledged by the Chairman. Votes of thanks were passed to the vice-presidents, com- mittee, and officers. The following were elected officers and members of committee t—president, Sir Arthur Stepney vice-presidents, Mr W. H. Neviil and Mr William Thomas; committee, Messrs Evan Evans, W. R. Rogers, Herbert Newark, Richard Dewsburv,Angus Macintosh, J. E. Jones, H. B. Pascoe, Edwin Morgan, Richard Grant, and Samuel Daw. The proceedings then terminated.
VOLD NTaa I NT E L LIGE NOE. BATTALION SHOOTING AT ABEliDARE. At the Aberdare ranges on Whit Monday about 120 members of the 2nd Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteers assembled to compete for a series of prizes, amounting in tho aggregate to £100. contributed by the officers and other gentlemen. The day opened with a. strong wind and frequent shsnversofrain,which had the effect of putting- those who were earliest at the bults quite out of their reckoning, ar.d afforded a material ad- vantage to those whose turn did not come until the afternoon. In addition to the usual ranges of 200 and 500 yards, it was decided to introduce this year a new feature, in the shape of firing at fixed targets at unknown distances, a scheme that did mui-h to upset the pet theories of many local "cracks," proving as it did that I taking sudden aim is vastly different in result to that hich is attained by continual practice at a stated point. The officers of the battalion were very numerously represented, with the excep- tion of the Cardiff detachment, which did not muster even one captain or lieutenant. Those present on the field were Major D. R. Lewis, Major Darling, Major Guthrie, Major Glendonwyu (adjutant), Captain Butler (adjutant), Col. Cresswell, Col. Grey, Cap- tain Thomas Phillips, Captain A. J. Howell, Lieut. Wyndham Williams, and Surgeon E. Jones (Aberdare), Captain C.u michael, Captain Craig, and Lieut. Kemp (Dowlais), Captain Bell, Cr.ptain C. M. Jones, and Lieut. Bell (Merthyr j Vale), Captain A. P. James (Merthyr), Lieut. Evans, Lieut. Prichard, and Lieut. Morgan (Mountain Ash), and Lieut. Tallis (Rhendda). An officers' mess was provided in a suitable tent erected by Mrs Oxenham, of the Railway Bar, Aberdare, who catered in her usual good style. Captain Phillips, of Aberdare, again acted as secretary (aided by Captain Craig), and his long experience resulted in the whole affair being carried out in the most perfect manner possible. The scoring was as follows — FIIIST SERIES.—Ranges, 200 and 500 yards; 7 shots at each. Points. Piivate J. A. James, Abarcai-ne-ETO 62 CoL-Sergt. D. S. Instance, Rhoncida-f,7 57 Lieut Bell, Merthyr Vale— £ 6 57 < apt. Jones, Merthyr Vale— £ 5 I 57 Lit-ut. Dowdeswell, Merthyr Vale-P,4 53 Quartermaster Sergt. Price, 1st Cardiff— £ 3 53 Goldsworthy, Merthyr Vale— £ 2 10s 52 Sergt. J. Davies, Cardiff— £ 2 52 Se'-gt. W. Morgan, 1st Cardiff— £ 1 ios 51 J-'ergt. T. Griffiths, Mountain Ash— £ 110s 51 Sergt. P. Evans, Dowlais— £ 1 5s 51 Sergt. T. Roberts, 2nd Cardiff-El 63 I. 51 Covpl. M. lvman. Dowlais— £ 1 2s 6d ..Ill* 51 Corpl. R. Perry, Mountain Ash-El 2s 6cl .Ml! to Private T. •'s. Evans, 50 Colour-Sergeant W. Hepburn, 1st Cardiff— £ 1. 50 Corpora' Vv, Opeiiham, Aberdare— £ 1 gj Private W. J. Lewis, 1st Cardiff—17s 6d 50 Private G, Kardage, 2nd Cardiff—17s 6d 50 Sergeant M. Xinrar., Dowlais:-15s 50 Sergeant Palmer, Pontypridd—15s 50 Corporal W. Davies, Rhondda—15s 49 Colour-Sergeant T. Davies. Mountain Ash—15s 49 Corporal E. Jones, D.iwlais— 12s 6d 49 Private W. Partridge, 2nd Cardiff—12s 6d 43 Private W. Hapraan, Aberdare—12s 6d 43 Sergeant D. Jones, Dowlais-12s 6d 43 Trance-Corporal J. Saunders, Merthyr—10s 47 Private G. F. Harries, Merthyr—10s 47 Colour-Sergeant J. Perkins, 2nd Cardiff—10s 47 Corporal H. Phillips, Aberdare—10s 47 Corporal R. Lewis, Rhondda—-10s 47 SECOND SK^IES.—Skirmishing at fixed targets at unknown distances. Sergeant O. Evans, Dowlais— £ 4 36 Lieutenant Kemp, Dowlais— £ 3 34 Sergeant T. Griffiths, Mountain Ash— £ 2 30 Corporal G. Marks, Pontypridd— £ 2 23 Corporal W. Oxenham, Aberdare— £ 1 10s 23 Sergeant M. Truran, Dowlais— £ 1 10s 28 Serjeant T. James, Aberdare—19s 2d. 28 Private Botterell, Cardiff- 19s 2d 28 Private J. Shannon. Aberdp.re—19s 2d 23 Corporal H. Phillips, Aberdare—lbs 26 Corporals. James, Dowlais—12s 9d 29 Quarter-Master-Sergeant Price, Cardiff—10s? 26 Priv .te W. Kces, Aberdare—10s 26 I.ieutenant Beil, Merthyr Vale-9 2d 25 Colour-Sergeant T. Davies, Mountain Ash—9s 2d.. 26 Private P. Robinson, Me. thyr Vale—9s 2d 26 Private W, H. Jones, Aberdare—7s id E4
THE WELSH IN LONDON. [PROM oun OWN OOP.P-ERI.POXDKNT.] The deep and general regret felt in London Welsh circles at the untimely death of the late I Very Rev Dean of Bangor is to find expression at a public meeting which will be held at two o'clock on Tuesday, the 10th inst, at the Library of tho Cymmrodorion Society. The chair will be taken by Mr J. H. Puleston, M.P., a close and intimate I friend of the late dean. The meeting will be attended by the Right Hon. G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., Al, W. R, H. Powell, M.P., and possibly by Lord Kensington, and other members of Par- leament, as well as Mr Lewis Morris, Mr Stephen Evans, and a strong contingent of London Welshmen, both lay and cleric. The National Eisteddfod Association baa just issued its third annual report-, which contains a sum- mary of the proceeding?, at the Cardiff Eisteddfod, and the text of the many interesting papers read at the meetings of the Cymmrodorion Section, The council are now arranging for the publica- tion of Gweirydd ap Rhys's successful essay oa The History of Welsh Literature from 1300 .0 1650," to which was awarded the £ 100 prize offered by the association for competition at Cardiff. It is anticipated that the work will oe ready for publication by the time the Liverpool Eisteddfod is held. Lord Tredegar, the Right Hon. G. Osborne Morgan, M.P., the Chevalier Lloyd, Principal Viviamu Jones, Miss Mary Davies, and others, have generously supported the movement.
MR. JUSTICE WATKIN WILLIAMS, Mr J notice W atkin Williams, who has been absent from the courts for some time in come- ¡ quence of indisposition, has now quite recovered, and will resume his judicial duties at the ensuing 'I Trinity sittings._
The Press Association Driffield correspondent ays it is stated that after further 'investigation the extent of tho frauds alleged to have been perpe- trated on the Beverley Bank by the abscondirsr extent of tho frauds alleged to have been perpe- trated on the Beverley Bank by the abscondirsr clerk, Luscomb, amount to over L23,000,
SWANSEA. SUICIDH.—The police have received intimation that William Bowen, a retired blacksmith, of Morrisfcon, on Tuesday evening committed sui- cide by hanging himself in the kitchen. The deceased was well to do and temperate. THE Hon. Secretary of the Swansea Eye Hospital begs to acknowledge, with many thanks, the receipt of five guineas, being the contribution of the employees of Messrs Joshua Williams & Co. (Limited), Neath, per Mr J. H. R. Ritson. OXWICH SCHOOL BOARD.—Tuesday was the day for the monthly meeting of the Oxwich School Board. At the appointed time only two members (Mr Beavan, the chairman, and Mr Harry) attended. These waited an hour, and then as none of the other members seemed to take suf- ficient interest in the work of the board to attend, the meeting was postponed. For the in- formation of our readers, we may state that Mr Talbot, M.P., still allows the board the free use of his schools, and that there seems no reason to think the hon. gentleman will withdraw this assistance. VIOLENT ASSAULT.—At the police-court, on Monday, and old woman named Elizabeth Donoghue, of Lion-court, was charged with assaulting a woman named Violet Harrison with a poker, on Saturday night. It appeared that the defendant had been in the habit of assaulting the complainant, and the bench sentenced her to six weeks' hard labour. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—At the Swansea police-court, on Tuesday, John Richards, for being drunk and disorderly, and assaulting a constable while in the execution of his duty, was fined £1 and costs.— Patrick Trayes, for a like offence, was sentenced to one month's hard labour. A DISORDERLY CHARACTER.—Before Messrs J. T. Jenkin, F. G. Hall, and F. S. Bishop—Emily Johns, a woman of immoral character, was on Wednesday charged, for the 23rd time, with being drunk and disorderly, She was sentenced to two months' hard labour. CRUKLTV TO A CAT.—At the county police- court, 011 Wednesday, Thomas Brunt, a signal- man, and William Williams, a collier, of Dun- vant, were charged by Inspector Tingey, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with cruelly illtreating a cat on May 14th. It appeared that the defendants sent two dogs after a cat down the road. The dogs chased the cat into a wood, and it ran up a tree. Williams struck it down from the tree, and then the dogs got hold of it and pulled one of its legs nearly off—one of the dogs having hold of the cat by the head, and the other by the tail, both pulling in an opposite direction. The cat died soon after. Defendants denied having set the dogs on, and called a witness who said one of the dogs was in the habit of attacking cats without any incitement. The bench found the defendants f guilty, and fined tncrcllldng costs.
BRIDGEND. BOARD OF HKALTH.~At the bi-monthly meet- ing, held on Wednesday, Mr Edward Jenkins raaved that a resolution passed on the 5th of November last, to the effect that the board take over a road leading to the railway station from the Great Western Railway Company be rescinded.—Mr Cameron seconded, and the mover and seconder of the resolution concurring with the reasons for rescinding the resolution, Mr Jenkins's resolution was carried. HIGHWAY BOARD.—At the monthly meeting held on Saturday, Mr J. B. Jenkins presided, Mr Griffith Edwards, the piardian for Bettws, reported that a vestry had been held, at which it was agreed to make a proposed new road, and that Mr Thomas, of the Rhyl, Bridgend, would give £600, and the parish £500. and any further sum required to be. divided between them equally. It was agreed to invite tenders. The surveyor reported that at a vestry at Tondu it had been agreed to erect a bridge at Velinfacb, and to borrow the required amount on the rates. A letter was read from Mr Charles Fereie, of the Barrow Collieries, Bryncethin, calling attention to the dangerous state of the road from that place to Blackmill. It was admitted that it was dan- gerous, but the board had been unable to negotiate with oue of the landowners to effect an improvement. The eh.tirman was asked to negotiate with the party alluded to. POLICE COURT.—On Saturday the Hendra Estate Company (Brickworks, Pencoed) were summoned by Mr T. Piers Mostyn for breaches of the Factory Act, in employing lads in the works without having obtained medical certifi- cates, and made the usual entries on the register. Mr W, R. R'ndnll appeared for the de endants, and pleaded in mitigation of the offence that it occurred through misapprehension, the lads being employed by sub agents. The inspector pressed for such a penaltj as would strengthen his hands, and the defrendants were ordered to pay £2 and ° LLANELLY.
THE strike of carpenters and joiners still con- tmues, and there seems no present prospect of a settlement. AFFILIATION". -At the p.iiiee-court on Wednes- day, Sophia Jones, Marble Hall-road, applied for au order nga!nst David Davies, grocer, Market- street. Mr David R;mdell for plaintiff. It ap- pears that Junes, win) is a respectable girl, wa servantto defendant's former employer. Oue day when they were alone he asked to be allowed to court her. Her eply was that she was not good enough for him socially. He thpn said. 1 see you are good enough for we. Defendant then promised to marry her, and subsequently inter- course took place. Afterwards defendant re- ;• quested plaintiff to kew company" with another man, so that his emp.'oyer should not cmn" to know of his intimacy with her. The beach made an o¡-de.- ,)1 3s 6d a week. LAHCKNY.— F r the larceny of a shirt, a re- spectable-lookivg man, n<med Bain, of no occupa- tion. was sent tu gaol for a month. the bench remarking that it idleuess had brought him to his present state.
KIDWELLY. SUDDEN DBATH.—An inquest was held at the Town-liail, 011 Tuesday evening, before Mr Thos. Morgan (coroner), touching the circumstances attending the decease of Mary Walters, Alstred- street, aged 66 who was found dead in bed on Monday morning. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased died by the visitation of God.
CARMARTHEN. A FsRRYdiuE PUBLIC HOUSK CASE.—David Toomas, Pelican Inn, Forr/side, was charged with having his house open, on Sunday, the 18th iust.—MrH. B. White defended.—P.C. Richards said that at 3.<1-0 p.m., on the 18th inst., he found three men with pints of beer before them at de- fendant's house. They said they were from Kid- welly, and witness lefc them there. The same three men, with the piats of ueer and bread and cheese, were there at five o'clock. At tea minutes past five they went to the railway-station and went away by train.—For the defence, the land- lord swore that he knew the three men who lived at Kidwelly. They had two pints of beer and bread and cheese, and washed themselves.—The bench dismissed the case, and the defendant hav- ing made a most ceremonious bow to the magis- trates, retired smiling.—A similar case against George Richards, Mariners' Inn, Ferryside, was withdrawn.—At the conclusion of the caMS, Mr White said he was instructed to ask the bench for a definition of what they considered a bonsi-fide traveller.—The magistrates, however, declined to commit themselves, and said they would reserve their decision on that point till a case came before them.—The Clerk remarked that the bench would not deprive Mr White of his fee for defending cases of that kind. AT.LKOED BREACH OF THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.-At the county petty sessions, on Saturday -before Messrs G. Philbps, E. M. Davies, and Lewis Morris—Thomas J one: Bronwydd Arms, Nevvchurch, was charged with Openlug his house on Sunday, the 18th inst. P.C. Clark said that on the 18th inst., at 2.50 p.m., he visited defen- dant's house, and found two militiamen sitting by a table. Defendant said they were visitors from Carmarthen, and had walked up that after- noon, (To the chairman) They had not walked three miles, for one of them lodged in Priory- street, and the other in Lammas-street, opposite Water-street.—The Clerk^said the milestone was in Lammas-street, neac Christ Church.—Witness (to defendant) I saw no beer sold. There was beer on the table and the doox was open, that was enough for me. Defendant's wife being sworn, said one of the men war a servant of her lather's, and both had frequently stopped at house overnight. They stayed there that niu, /it did not pay for their lodgings. They had beer before the policeman came in, but did not pay for it. Her father's servant in /ited the other man as a. friend to come up.—The case was dismissed. PICKING POCKETS.—At the borough police- court, on Monday, before Messrs J. Hughes, W. de G. Warren, and W. Spurrcll-G respectably attired man, who gave the name of John Brown, and is believed to belong to a gang of Bristol thieves, wa? charged with attempting to pick pockets in the fair on Tuesday, and sentenced to a month's hard labour. CRUELTY TO CLVXVKS,—Thomas Thomas, butcher, Oefn, Pencader, was charged with cruelty to seven calves, which Inspector Ball found in de- fendant's cart on the 28th ult. The cart was 5 feet 2 inches by 3 feet, with a depth of 14 inches, and the animals, which were tightly tied by three legs, were lying one on top of the other, and in a condition indicating that they had suffered much pahi.—For the defence, two witnesses swore that when the cart was unloaded they noticed nothing the matter with the calves. Fined 10s and costs. S*. DAVID'S DIOCESAN CONFERENCE—At a meeting of electors for the rural deanery of Car- marthen on Wednesday, the Revs. T. R. Walters (St. David's), and T. Lewis (Llanddarog), with the Mayor of Carmarthen, Messrs J. Lewis Philipps and — Thomas, of Derry, were elected representatives to the forthcoming conference.
PEMBROKE. BOROUGH SESSIONS.—On Saturday, two soldiers named Murphy and Curran were brought up on remand charged with stealing two ooat, a vest, and trousers, the property of Mr Freedman, pawnbroker, Pembnke Dock. It appears that the prisoners entered the shop of prosecutor, and asked to 03 shown •some clothes. While Mr Freedman turned to the shelf they picked up the articles mentioned, and made off with them. Prosecutor folio..ved, and the men were stopped by constables, and lodged in the police-station.— The prisoners pleaded guilty, and were sentenced to three months' imprisonment each with hard labour. to three months' imprisonment each with hard labour.
WHITLAND. 1 LLANGAN CHURCH RESTORATION DEBT.— A great effort is now being made by the vicar, the churchwardens, and the building committee to I wipe off an adverse balance remaining against them since. the restoration last year. Between this and the 30ta of Juue ticket books may be had of tho above all foils to be returned not later than 1 the 27th June.
ABERAMAN. FATAL ACCIDENT.—ON Tuesday Morris Evans, of 11, David-street, was killed whilst at work in one of the pits at Abe. aman, Whilst deceased was in the act of breaking a stone with a sledge, a large stone fell from the top on his side, and caused the handle of the sledge to penetrate his towels. He died in two hours after the accident.
NEWPORT. THE Loss OT THE DELABOLE.—John Nichol- son, able seaman, 1, White Lion-court, Thomas- street, Newport, one of the crew of the unfortu- nate Delabole, says that on the morning of the collision he was steering for nearly two hours, and was succeeded at six a.m. by the boatswain. Just afterwards he noticed a barque—afterwards proving to be the Caspar, of Swansea—to the S. W.. but having left thewheel,hetooklittle notice of her. At ten minutes to seven o'clock the same barque struck them heavily amidships. The shock was very severe, and the Delabole at once commenced to settle. Inquiries were immediately made for the sounding weights, but in the con- sternation which prevailed these could not be found. The sinking of the vessel was so rapid that there was no time to launch the boats, and every man had to jump to the Caspar or perish. Everything on board was lost. He went out with asplendid outfit, which cost JB16 or £17J and now nothing is left but ragged clothes not worth five shillings. All the crew are similarly situated, but their loss will not fall so heavily upon them, as he had only made Newport his home for ten months, when he married a Newport girl. It was terribly hard lines, for he was without money, food, or clothing. The captain was a splendid fellow, and was one of the last to leave the Dela- bole, and then came away with his hand smashed. The crew were all very badly treated by the crew of the Caspar, which will be proved by-and-bye. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the weekly meeting of the members of this board, held at the work- house, on Saturday, the chairman (Colonel Lyne) presiding, the only business brought forward of public importance was the adoption of the report prepared by the committee on a basis of rating for the county. This committee has been in con- ference with the other boards of guardians and the county authorities, and the result of their labours is to endeavour to create an equitable system of rating.—The Chairman pointed out that In the Newport Union 25 per cent was taken off houses, and in other unions only 12 per cent; it was now proposed that the reduction on such property should uniformly be 14 per cent. The re-valuation of property would not put the country to a large expense. A professional valuer would be retained by the county authorities with a per manent fee, and when his services were required by any parish or union the latter would simply have to pay him for the valuation they needed. The rating of docks, railways, and mines was left an open question for each parish, as it was a difficult matter to determine a uniform rate that would be equitable in all cases. The resolution approving the report was moved by the chairman, seconded by the Rev. D. Roberts, and agreed to. MILITARY DISORDERLIES.—The men of the Royal Munster Fusiliers, who were on leave on Saturday evening, signalised their holiday by behaving in an unusual manner in the public thoroughfares. One went up to a butcher's shop window^ and seizing a piece of meat, deliberately threw it into the shop amongst a number of customers others became quarrelsome, and fought with civilians several were seen with their uniform torn and disarranged the police apprehended and locked-up two, one charged with assault and the other with disorderliness, and the military picket arrested two others and conveyed them to the barracks. On Sunday evening the picket was douhled, and other measures taken to prevent a repetition of the scenes of disorder. The offenders belong to several companies of this Irish regiment, which were transferred from Pembroke Dock to Newport only on Tuesday or Wednesday last. ILLNESS OF ALDERMAN HARRHY.—We r gret to state that Alderman Harrhy lies in a critical con- dition at his residence. The worthy alderman has been confined to his room for the past two months, and rumours were circulated on Tuesday that the fatal event had occurred, but this, on enquiry, was found not to be the case. FIRE AT A POTTERY.—Early on Tuesday morn- ing a fire was discovered at the pottery belonging to Mrs Davies, Cornmercial-rnad. The fire had broken out in the floor of the drying-room, occa- sioned no doubt from the joists running near the kiln, a fire in which had been burning for some time. The police reel wa fortunately promptly on the spot, and the fire was extinguished before very much damage could be done. A RAGMAN FOUND DEAD.—John Keefe, rag- and bone collector, 33, Mellon-street, was found dead in a coal shute at the Carngethin Wl arf, Botany, on Tuesday morning. The deceased, who was 70 years of age, left his home on Mon- day, intending to return for dinner. No tidings of his whereabouts could be gleaned until the fol- lowing morning, when some workmen, on pro- ceeding to the wharf, found his body lying feet foremost at the bottom of the shute, which is about 15 feet in length. But for the fact that the end of the shute had been closed, the body must have fallen into the river. The remains were removed to the Pin Mortuary, pending an inquest. INQUEST.—Mr Coroner Edwards held an inquiry at the Tredegar Arms, on Wednesday afternoon, on the body of John Keefe, rag and bone collec- tor, which was found at the end of a coal shute at Botany on Tuesday moraine. The evidence was to the effect that on Monday evening a police officer saw the deceased in Dock-street, and assisted him in the rlirectinn IIf his home. Keefe was in liquor at this time, and instead of con- tinuing in the direct on of Mellon-street, he by some means or other reached the river-side, and fell down the shute. When found, he had the appearance of having been asleep when death took place.—The jury found an open verdict of Found dead." EMBEZZLEMENT AT RCMNEY.—At the county police office, on Tuesday, Arthur Rees, milk seller, was charged with stealing £55. the moneys of Wdliaui James Stark. The prosecutor is a milk-vendor, residing at Rumney, and prisoner had been for some time in his employ. The money is alleged to have been purloined by Rees during last month. The accused was formally remandêd to the petty-sessions on Saturday. STEALING WATCHES.—At the borough police- court on Wed neschy-before Messrs R. Woollett, L. A. Homfray, E. J. Grice, and R. G. Cullnm- two cases of stealing watches were investigated. The first was against an Irishman, named John Sloane, who, on Tuesday morning, deliberately walked into the house occupied by Edward Selfe, 4, Lime-street, and possessed himself of the watch and chain which were in the bedroom. The daughter told her mother that a man had gone upstairs, and the mother, thinking it was her huslund, did not follow very hurriedly. Pri- soner had evidently been drinking, and the guard was hanging out of his pocket. Mrs Selfe adroitly locked the man in the room and sent for a policeman. The magistrates gave Sloane three months' imprisonment.—In the other case John Desmond took a watch out of the pocket of Joseph Dwyet, in New Dock-street, on Monday evening. The pro- secutor, an old man, was bemuddled by beer at the time. A woman named Lewis saw the theft committed. Desmond declared that be picked up the watch but the bench awarded him two months' hard labour.—At the same court, Ray- mond Stephens was sentenced to one month's imprisonment for stealing a ham and a piece of bacon, the property of Timothy Harnett, grocer, Church-street, on the 16th ult. and John Cromie, private in the Munster Fusiliers, was sentenced to six imprisonment for being drunk and assaulting Henry Payne, gardener to Mrs Hy. Evans, Goldtops. on Saturday evening.
TREDEGAR. POLICE-COURT.—On Tuesday, before the Rev. William Hughes (chairman) and Mr John T.. Lancaster—William Edmunds, Thomas Cunn, jun., and Thomas James were fined 21s each and costs, or 21 days, for stealing on the 31st ult. 100 cigars and some pipes valued at 9s, the property of Mr John Williams, of the Gwent Coffee Tavern.—John Morgan, a collier, living at Col- hers'-r.iw, Ebbw Vale, for stealing coal, the property of the Ebbw Vale Company, on the 26th of Ms. 7, was fined 10s and costs, or 7 days,— William Davies, a steel-worker, for a similar offence at Ebbw Vale, on the 13th of May, was fined 5s including costs, or 7 days.—Mary Price, a. married woman, and two little girls, Lamed Johanna Dyer and Ann Wall, were fined 5s eae-h. including costs, for stealing coal, the pro- perty of the Tredegar Iron and Coal Com- pany, at Whitworth Pit, on the 13th of May.— Catherine Cull, Bridget Hanyan, and Ellen Flynn, for stealing 10s in money, a keeper ring, and a tnrnover, the property of Zephaniah Price, at the Rd Lion Inn, Tredogar, about five weeks ago, were sent to gaol for three weeks, without the option of a fiue.—Ann Rees, a widow, living at Jenkins'-row, Georgetown, Tredegar, for stealing coal, the property of the Ebbw Vale Company, at Sirhowy, on the 26th inst., waq fined 5s, including costs.— Three little girls named Brian, Murray, and Parker were fined 5s each, including costs, for stealing coal, the property of the Powell Duffryn Colliery Company, at New Tredegar, on the 29th of May.—John Power, a boy, aged 7, was fined lR, inclusive of costs, or two days' imprisonment, for stealing coal, the property of the Ebbw Vale Company, at Ebbw Vale, on the 2nd inst,—Ann Price, a manied woman, living at Tredegar, was committed for trial at the next quarter sessions at Usk upon the charge of stealing a flannel apron, valued at 38 6d, the property of the King's Head tap, at Tredegar, on the 30th of May.
PONTYPOOL. SCHOOL BOARD.—The Trevethin School Board held its monthly meeting on Wednesday. Mr Conway in the chair.—A precept tor £600- 2300 in a month, and £300 in three months—was ordored to be rmide upon the rates.. PETTY-SESSIONS.—On Wednesday—before the Rev. J. C. Llewellin and Mr C. J. Parke.*—Mary Jane Day aud Mary Jane Rees, both respectably dressed young women, were charged with solicit- ing prostitution and with drunkenness, at Pont- newydd, on the previousday, and were committed to seven days'hard labour each.—Thos. Davies, an elderly working man. was charged with steal- ing a brass bearing, SOíb in weight, valued at £2 10s, the property of the Blaenavon Company, at Blaenavon, on the previous day. He waa fined 20s, or 1'1 days.—Edwin Evans, Carey Tu- berville, and Edward Manley were charged with stealing sheop at Cwm-yny»-gau. Each of the prisoners denied the charge. Evans was further charged with stealing a tarpaulin belonging to the Great Western Railway Company. He said he did not steal it, but admitted taking it home as a covering on a rainy day. He saw it lay idle on the ground, but he intended to return it. Super- intendent Whitfield said he was not prepared with full evidence-on the charge of sheep-stealing, and asked for a remand for week. The three I prisoners were then remanded to that day week. Tuberville and Manley were allowed out on bail or. paying 6s each costs. Evans could not find bail, and was remanded in charge.
MONMOUTH. SUDDE DEATH.—Wo regret to announce that Mrs Bayiias, wife of ML George Bayliss, super- visor of Inland Revenue, died suddenly at her husband's residence, Moanow-s^reet, on Sunday morning. The deceased lady had started for I Church, but returned home and shortly after expired, ¡
GELLYGAER. I PAROCTIIAL SANITARY COMMITTEE.—On Tuesday I afternoon the parochial sanitary committee held their meeting at Bedlinog-hall, when Mr Lewis D. Rees (Cefn Heugoed) presided. As this was I the first meeting since the election, the first business was to appoint a chairaian, and Mr Lewis D. Rees was re-elected,
[ MERTHYR. SUICIDE.— On Tuesday evening, about eight o'clock, David Jones, a fitter, of Broad-street, Mertbyr, upon entering his house found that his wife, Maria, aged 66, whom he had left all right about five hours previously, had committed suicide by hanging herself to a bed-post in the bedroom. LOCAL BOARD.—At the ordinary meeting on Wednesday, Mr G. Martin (the chairman) pre- siding, Mr W. Simoois, solicitor, appeared on be- lialf of several residents in David-street, Dow- lais, to ask the board to make certain improve- ments in the said street. He explained that on one side of the thoroughfare there were some coal culches which came right out into the foot- path, and on the other side there was a small court-yard, which came out into the car- riage way. This was the only street in the district, he was told, where there were obstructions of this sort, and what he suggested was that the board should appoint a small committee to visit the spot, and report what expedients were necessary to give a clear passage along the footway on either side. The board adopted this suggestion.—The Bridges and Roads Committee reported that they met on the 2nd inst. in the vicinity of Abercanaid Bridge, and the surveyor having submitted various plans relating to the approach to the eastern end of the bridge, they had determined that a plan which proposed raising the girders over the Taff Vale railway and bridging over the Plymouth com- pany's line be adopted and carried out, both sides of the roadway near the western end of the bridge to be fenced, and the roadway to the Willows to be widened. The committee thought the owners of the land should be asked to indicate whether they were prepared to give the land neceessary before they entered upon a consideration of the question of extending the roadway. The sur- veyor estimated the cost of doing the work pro- posed at £450. After some discussion it was decided that the proposal should be submitted to the solicitors to the landowners who had refused to pay their contributions towards the expense of providing this means of access to Abercanaid, and that they be asked whether, upon its being carried out, they would be prepared to pay the money claimed from them.—A motion for altering the hour of the board's meeting from three o'clock p.m. to 11 a.m. was bronght forward by Mr T. Jenkins, and upon a division it was carried by eight votes to five.—Tho medical officer reported that the births registered during the four weeks ending the 31st May were 141, and the deaths 99. These figures represented an annual birth- tate of 35*5, and a rate of deaths of 25 per thousand. Dr. Dyke likewise reported that measles prevailed in an epidemic form among children who had been attending tho infants' school at Dowlais, and he ad vised that the school should be closed for a month.—A letter was read from Messrs Morgan and Owen with reference to the proposed sinking of trial pits on land belong- ing to the board at Ynyscadudwg Farm, and they stated that their clients would be quite pre- pared to pay for all damage caused thereby. The board resolved to adhere to a former decision not to grant permission to sink unless a plan be for- warded to them shewing the exact sites of the pro- jected operations. The parliamentary committee, who had watched the progress of the Cardiff Water Bill before the House of Commons com- mittee, reported upon the results of the board's opposition to that measure. They stated that all the requisitions of the board had substantially been obtained with the exception of the right to tap the main for the supply of water to the lower part of the district^ where the board's mains had not already been laid. Mr J, Jenkins referrrcd to the ob- struction to the free passage of persons walking along the footpath in the Big-field," Merthyr, created by the posts which had been put up since the division of the land into pasturage allotments, and it was left to the clerk and to the surveyor to draw up a report on the matter by the next meeting. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the weekly meeting on Saturday, the Chairman (Mr R. H. Rhys) again brought forward the question of providing instruments for starting a brass band among the boys of the Aberdare training school, and he moved that the superintendent 0.- the institution, having handed over the sum of £27 8s 6d, which had been realised by a series of entertainments given by the children, the clerk be authorised to purchase such instruments. The Chairman said that tenders had been invited for supplying the various instruments required, the lowest amount- ing to £53 15s, and he thought that it would be preferrable that the guardians should contribute the amount requisite to make up this sum, rather than that they should go and beg the money from the puhlic, Mr W. Jones se conded the motion. Mr Kichards proposed as an amend- ment a direct negative, this being seconded by Mr Mills. Several gentlemen spoke on both sides, it being claimed on the oue hand that the knowledge and practice of music would elevate and refine the tastes of the boy*, and lift them up above the level from which they had sprung, whilst on the other it was urged that the board were not in going to the expense of providing for those, b ;ys a musical education, which the great majority of the. ratepayers could not afford to put in the way of their own children. Upon the matter being put to the vote, 15 voted in favour of the motion, lid six agains^. It was I therefore declare,1 to Ita Vt1 been carried. From a return presented by the clerk, and called for by Mr T. Thomas, it appeared tiiat during 1882 and 1883, and so much of the yi-ttse.ulye-.tr as h'ë;; passed. no less than 75 syphditc cases, among ■females had been admitted into the house. The out-relief granted during the past week was as follows;—Aberdare, £579d Geliigaer, £ 208s6d Merthyr Upper, £ 62 4 Merthyr Lower, £48138 Id non-settle' £1 14s total, There were fit the end or last w *ek 113 children in the school at Aberdare, and 207 inmates in the workhouse. BREACH OF THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT. —At the police-court, on Saturaay. before Mr J. Bishop, stipendiary, and Mr T. Williams, John Price, landlord of the Anchor Tavern, High-street, Mer- thyr, was summoned for keeping open his house for the sale of beer on Sunday, the 23rd May. P.C. Humphries said that on Sunday atternoon he saw a woman come from the back of the de- fendant's house with a jack containing beer. He asked her where she had obtained the liquor, and she said from the Anchor. He took her to the house and saw the landlord, who said that his servant girl had supplied it without his know- ledge or authority.—Mr Bishop se.id that many men who had appeared before him for Sunday drunkenness had alleged that they had become intoxicated by drinking spirits which they carried in bottles with them, whilst others had asserted that they got into a state of inebriation by con- suming beer which they had purchased on the Saturday night, but he did not always believe such stories. His opinion was that there were a num- ber of publicans in the town who sold drink on Sundays in utter defiance of the law. Defendant was fined 20s and costs, and his licence was ordered to be endorsed.
MERTHYR. VALE. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Friday evening, as an old man named John Jones, who followed the occupation of haulier, was driving his cart on the main road near this place, it cama into collision with a brewer's wagon, and the horse took fright and bolted off. The old man was riding in the cart, and this being overturned, he was crushed to death.
ABERDARE. POLICE.—At the police-court on Tuesday, five boys, named David Davies, Win. Evan Thomas, Evan Daniel, Edward Pugh, and Wm, Evans, were summoned for stealing 18 small wheels on which sigrnal wires run, the property of tho Taff Vale Railway Company. The alleged offence was committed at AhercwmlYIY, near Capcoch. Mr Timms prosecuted on behalf of the company • three of the defendants were defended by Mr T Phillips. David Davies and Evan Daniel were ordered to receive six strokes with a birch rod, the other boys were discharged with a caution. SUNDAY DRUNKENNESS. —John Jones, Mardy, l was fined 20s and costs for being diunk and dis- orderly at Aberdare on Sunday last, and Matthew Francis, Thomas Maggs, and George I Maggs were each mulcted iu a penalty of 10s and costs for a similar offence in the same town on Sunday, the 25th ult. ALLEGED THEFT OF A TRUCK.—John O'Dounell, marine-store dealer, Dare-court, Aberdare, was charged with stealing, in July, 1883, a. hand- truck, value £4 10s, the property of Michael Thomas. The truck was stolen from Mr Shan- non's yard at Aberdare, and prisoner was proved to have sold the wheels, axles, and Aprmgs to a Mr Virgo. Prisoner alleged that be had purchased the articles he sold tfrom a man named David John, but John was called, and he gave an abso- lute denial to the assertion. Committed for trial.
MOUNTAIN ASH. PRESENTATION MEETING,—On Friday evening a meeting was held at the English B. ptist Chapel for the purpose of presenting to Mr W. Prichard (manager of Messrs Nixon's collieries) and Mrs Prichard, as a token of regard, and in honour of their marriage, a silver tray, silver tea and coffee service, and an illuminated address. A diamond ring was also presented to Mrs Priohard. Mr John Griffiths was chairman. The tray and ser- vice were presented by Mrs C. J. N. Gray, the ring by Miss Edwards (Gilfachglyd), and the ad- dress by Mr David Thomas, acting ou behalf of friends and well-wishers at Mountain Ash. Addresses were delivered by several of the ministers of the town and others, aud a very agreeable evenicg was spent. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday, Thomas Morris, haulier, of 50, liuffryn-street, Mountain Ash, died from injuries received on the 24th May. Deceased on the day of the accident happened to slip whilst driving two trams, laden with rubbish, in the DeepDuffryn Collie.cy,and he fell, the trams passing over his body. BUInAL BOARD.-—A meeting of the burial board was held on Tuesday. Mr John Griffiths occu- pied the chair. It was decided that a special oommittee should be called to see the plans and arrange for the building of a house, to be tenanted by a responsible party, to excrcise care over the cemetery. Resolutions were passed to the effect that the new ground of the extension lately mad <3 shall be now open for burial, and that a portion of it shall be allotted to the Roman Catholics, An appeal was made on behalf of the Roman Catholic population some time ago, stating that they number 500. Their request has been accord- ingly complied with. The ground set apart for them is situated at the south-west of the cemetery.
TROEDYRHIW. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Saturday an inquest was held at the White Lion Inn, touching the I death of John Jones, a haulier, aged 63, residing at No. 11, Pleasant-street. It appeared that deceased was knocked down and run over by a cart on the turnpike-road near Merthyr Vale on the previous day, and received severe internal in- I juries. A verdict of" AccidevLÛ death" tvae returned.
f PORTHCAWL. I AN ORGAN-GRINDER DROWNED.—OQ Sunday I morning, about 11 o'clock, a man, name unknown, was found drowned near the Rocks, Porth- cawl. He had been h.thing, it is supposed, as his I clothes were found on the sands. The deceased has been recognised as a man who travels abmt with an organ, and he is supposed to be about 25 J yetus of age, }
PONTYPRIDD. IMPORTANT POSTAL ABTERATIONS.— On and from the 9th inst. the following alterations in the postal service of this district win take place. Treharris, Navigation, and Quaker's Yard will be transferred from the Pontypridd to the Cardiff district. Treharris will be made a railway sub- office, from which Navigation, Nelson, and Quaker's Yard will be served. The nisht m:uj letters, which now reach Treharris, &c., by 40r!t messengr at 8 a.m., will on the 9th inst. be con- veyed by train, reaching Treharris at 5 a.m. The delivery of letters, &c., at Treharris and the other villages mentioned above, and also Nelson, will commence at 6 a.m. There will be a north mail delivery of letters, Ac., at Treharris, to callers only, at 9.30 a.m., and a north mail despatch of letters from Treharris at 3.45 p.m. Also a Sun- day delivery of letters, to callers only, at Tre- harris at 8 a.m., and a Sunday despatch from Treharris at 4 p.m. The hours of posting letters. &c., at Navigation will be extended to 5.30 p.m., Nelson 5.40 p.m., Quaker's Yard 5.40 p.m., and Treharris 6 p.m. The wall letter- boxes in this district will also be cleared propor- portionately later. North mail letters for resi- dents at Navigation, Nelson, and Quaker's Yard may be had from Treharris office after 9.30 a.m. on application. Letters for Treharris should in future le addressed, Treharris, R.S.O., Glam. and letters for Navigation, Nelson, and Quaker's Yard should be addressed, "Near Treharris, R.S.O., Glam." These alterations have been carried out under the superintendence of Mr R. J. Perring, of the surveyor's office attached to the General Post-office, and Mr A. J. MacMurray, the energetic postmaster of the district. LLANWONNO SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting took place on Wednesday, Mr Idris Williams in the chair. The Chairman's motion, re married female teachers, was brought forward in the following form :—" That in the opinion of this board, married schoolmistresses with families cannot do their duties towards the children under their care at school and towards their families at home. The board, therefore, shall in future, ask all female teachers to tender their resignation when enterinf the married circle."—The Chair- man said he had been hesitating a great deal about this matter, but he considered it an im- portant matter. He was prepared to move it, or have it deferred for a month.—After some con- versation, it was decided to defer the discussion. POLICE-COURT.—On Wednesday—before Mr I. Williams and Mr D. E. Williams—Ann Rees, married, no abode, was remanded on a charge of stealing an apron, value 33J from a namesake at Trealaw.—A like course was taken in a charge of stealing a watch, scarf, and purse, value £1, preferred by David Roberts, Cymmer, against Sarah Addis, Treforest.—Minnie Coles, Tre- forest, charged Mary O'Neiff with stealing a purse and 13d lOd. Prisoner was sent to gaol for six weeks.—William Jones, boatman, Pontshon- Norton, was ordered to -pay 4s a week towards the maintenance of the illegitimate child of Margaret Richards, Ynyshir, of which he was adjudged the father.—Edwin Stephen, Trealaw, was charged with attempting to commit suicide, and remanded for a week.
DOWLAIS. FATAL ACCIDENT,—On Saturday morning a shocking accident befel a little boy, son of William Williams, living in Church-street. The child had gone to the place where bis father worked, and was hanging about a crane which was close by, when he fell into a tank, the water in which is used to cool the red-hot fireirons. He was terribly scalded, and succumbed to his injuries on Tues- day evening. An elder brother of the deceased met with a fatal accident twelve months ago. and on this account there is much sympathy evinced, FATAL ACCIDENTS AT THE DOWLAIS WORKS.— On Wednesday, Thomas Hiley, of 10, Elizabeth- street, while engaged in cleaniug a tramway on an incline at the Dowlais Old Works, got crushed between some trucks which were travel- ling in opposite directions, and died shortly afterwards.—On the same day a boy of eight years old, named David Williams, whose parents reside in Church-street, succumbed to injuries sustained on the 31st of May. Deceased had gone to the works to take food for his father, and whilst playing with a pair of tongs near a trough of hot water at the Cuba forge, he fell into the trough and was badly scalded.
BUILTH WELLS. POLICE-COURT.—On Monday—before Messrs R. Woosnam, J. Hotchkis, and J. Williams- Vaughan, jun.—A man who gave his name as John Evans, living at Qual, David's Well, Llan- hadarnfynydd, Radnorshire, was brought up in custody of Sergeant JOBes, charged by him with being that morning in possession of 8 sheep sup- posed to have been stolen. Defendant said he had driven them from his home (21 miles distant) that mornin, arriving in Builth market about 8 o'clock. Owmg to his giving different names, and selling the sheep at 23s after asking 328 for them, he was taken into custody, the sheep being also detamed. raken before the bench, he said he had bought the sheep from Mr Lloyd, of Mochdre, the week previous for 22s 6d each, and that he had lived at Llandiriam, Montgomery- shire, until two years ago, when he came to Llanbadarufynydd. He could nut give any name as a reference from whom the police ceuld obtain information as to his character, and the circumstances being suspicious, the bench decided to adjourn the case for a week, the defendant being released on his own recognisances of the sheep being kept at Builth. A VAGABOND.—John Evans, a man who had but one leg, was placed in the dock charged with this offence. From the evidence adduced it appeared that defendant had called at Doldowlod Hall on Friday, and obtained 10s from MrGibson Watts,by m-ians of a petition which he presented. On Saturday he obtained 2-s 6d from the Rev A. T. Coore, vicar of Buiith, and Is from Mr Luther Jones, b.mk manager. While in conversation with the latter Sergeant Jones appeared upon the scene, with the result that defendant was taken into custody. Defendant pleaded that two had given him the petition at Rhayader, and that having got the 10s from Mr Watts, he was tempted to continue. He had been injured in an explosion, and had a wife and four children. Sent to prison for one month.
CORN. CARDIFF, Saturday.—ENGLISH wheat in short sanply, and prices nominally the same as last week. Barley Is pe" qr dearer. Maize 6d per qr higher. Flour iirm. Beans and peas unctiuiged. Oats firm aud advancing. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—(William Pugh's report.) There was very little corn on offer, and we have again to quote wheat at from 35s to 40s barley, 32s to 34s white oats, 22s to 24s black ditto. 20s to 22s. NEWPORT, Wednesday. Numerous samples of English wheat wertJ on offer, but prices remain low, witnout prospect of improvement. Feeding stuffs were more inquired for. and sold at a slightly ad- vanced rate. A better attendance, but NOT much business done. LONDON, Wednesday.—There is very little business doing in the corn market, and prices of wheat and flour aI". nominally the same as last week. Oats aud maize Gontinue firm, the latter showing an upward tenuency in value. Barley, beans, and peas steady. Weather dull. British arrivals nil. Foreign arri- 5^~Wheat' -21,6^ lrs' barIey- 730 qrs° oats, 27,450 qrs maize ml; flour, 3,470 sacks, — barrels. NT!JI*A|SG,0W,T,)U 'ES<'AY- — HO market was thinly attended. Wheat and flour were quiet at unaltered prices, but barley was neglected. Oats remained without change. Egyptian beans and Canadian peas were the turn cheaper. The latter were held for Ibs 3d per 2801bs. Maize was not so strong as previously, but was 3d dearer on the week, los 6d being asked per 2801bs for American mixed. CATTLE. COWBRIDOE, Tuesday.—The market to-day was well suppliea with stock of all kinds, but the demand was not equal to the supply. Fat cattle fetched from 8d to 8Ad per lb sheep from £91z to lO&d; lambs Is per lb cows »nd calves £ 16 t £ 22. NKWPOXIT, Wednesday. There was a small supply of cattle, tail- number of sheep and lambs, and average market of pigs. 1-at beast an scanty numbers, in con- sequence of the closing of the market to Bristol and London. Beef, prime quality, 8d to 9d mutton, Gd to YD lamo, lid to Is per lb Pigs unchanged from tne prices current last week. -;— PROVISIONS. CAJVMFF, Saturday.—(From Johnston & Co.'s Re- port.)—Beef and Pork —we have to report the same (lull state of the market for both beef and pork. The shipments and requirement are particularly light. I>AC"U—there is a fair consumptive demand for fresh- landed Cumberland cut. Hams-extremely scarce and dear. Che.ese-the receipts of new cheese are com- paratively light, and with the strong demand are cleared as tast as landed. Mediums showing fair stock can now be bought at very moderate prices. Creamery Butter—the New York market, although much lower han a week ago, is still too his. for our market owing O lioaae pteduction being very plentiful. MONMOUTH, Saturday.—The weekly butter, poul- try, meat, and provision market was an average one. The prices ruled as follows: Besl; fresh butter, Is Id to Is 2d per lb wholesale to hucksters, Is. Hen eggs, 13 and 14 for Is. Dressed poultry- chickens varied with size from 5s to 6s 6d per couple ducks from 6s ód to 8s per couple, from Is 4d to Is 6d per lb. Live poultry — chickens, 2s 6d to bs per couple; ducks, 6s to 6s 6d per couple. Fruit— cherries, 7d per Ib; rhubarb, 1d to 2d per bundle; cooking apples, IUd to Is per qr. Vegetabled-green PEAS, 6d per Ib new potatoes, 22d to 3d per lb as- paragus, 3s per 100; cabbages, from Id to 2d each; broccoli varied Brom 2d to ba per head lettuces and onions for salads, 6J. per dozen. Butchers' meat (p.'iuie joints only quoted)-lamb, lid per Ib mutton. 9d to 10d veal, d to lOd beef, 8d to 9d; pork 7d to 8d per Ib. LONDON, Wednesday. Butter-Rood supplies of foreign, and Fneslaud has declined to 80s to 90s Kiel I 3X0 j. 108S Normandy, 100s to 116s JTI-SEY, b2s to 94s American neglected Irish very Q iiet. Bac «I—prime moderate-sized lean meat quoted Is to 28 higher other kinds dull. Hams con- tinue inactive. Lard without improvement. Cheese- best old American, 663 to 70s new do., 60s to 62s. Burr jot. CARXARTiiEN, Saturday.—(William Pugh's report.)— n afMr supply of butter, which sold at about is u^<i per Ib, and in some instances id per Ib more was paid. J^SDNESDAY.—Ordinary—firsts, 95s; seconds, ols thirds, /IS; fourths, 59s tiftbs, 41s. Salt kegs seconds, 79S; thirds, 71S; fourths, j. • 393- Mild cured firkins—superfine, 103s nne I-.ild, 92S mild, 78s. Mild-cured kegs—stiper- nne, —u • fiue, -8; fine mild, —S mild, —S. Flrkms in market, 1,687 kegs, 1; mild, 287. PRODUCE. PEMBROKE, Saturday.—(Stephen John's report.)— There was a fair supply of butter-firsts, lljd to Is Od per If); seconds, 10id to lid. Beef, 9d to lOd per lb. Mutton, lOd to lid per IIJ. Veal, 7d to 7kll per lb. CHEESE. CARMARTHEN, Saturday.—(William Pugh's report.)— Weit but a small very supply of cheese on offer, which sold at about late quotations-namely.from 308 to 32S per cwt. FAIRS. TAMAIITII, Saturday.—The May fair was held to- day. The supply of stock was generally fair. but i.lrice2 had a df1..vnwanl tendency. Cart horses fetched f10m £35 to £70; cobs, from E15 to je30 barrens, B12 to £ 15 CQW3 with calve" bj siùe, £ 14 to £ 20 yearling stMrs. from £ 10 to £ 14; mutton 0d pex Ib, and lamb from lOd to lid per lb; pork 6d per 1h, and store pigs sold well, CARMARTNK.T, Tuesday.—The June fair was held at Carmarthen to-day, when there was a very full attend- ance of dealers from all parts. Trade, however flagged- There was scarcely an average supply of cattle, and the condition generally was rather low. Two-year-old steers were selling at about lings from £ 0 to £ 10, young barren cows from £ 10 to £ 13, and cows and calves (a good supply) £ 12 to £ 20. There were very few fat boasts. In the horse depart- ment things were a litWe more briRk, but nothing ;0 boast of. Superior carriaga horses were very few in number, and sold at from £DO to SuO, the greater num- ber, however, hdn of a somewhat inferior sort, and cleared out protty well at £2.J to £.30. A number of EXCELLENT carters II ere offered, the best horses going at from £40 colts at £¿o to to £ 15. Hacks and cobs were in good numbers, some selling as HIGH as £ 30 to £ A0. PC nies were from £ 15 to I £ 20. In the wool market PRICES WE re quoted 10 (.1 to I Is lid per lb for best sorts. J
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SUICIDE AND SLEEPLESS- NESS. The circumstances attending the death of th6 Dean of Bangor—albeit they are infinitely dis- tressing—present no novel features. The reverend gentleman was a man of considerable intellectual power," which is the same thing as saying thai he was constitutionally liable to intervals oi mental depression. All highly intellectual men are exposed to this evil. A pendulum will always swing just as far in one direction as it does in the other. Great power of mind implies also great weakness under certain conditions. The marvel is not that great mindt occasionally become deranged, but that they sC often escape derangement. Sleeplessness mCR.D' not merely unrest, but starvation of the cerebma. The brain cannot recuperate, or, in other, it cannot rest. Physiologically, recuperae, rest are the same thing. Sleep is simply pr.y bio- logical rest. The only case for regret in these cases is that the blunder should ever be cominitte-e of supposing that a stupefying drug which throws the brain into a condition that mimics and bur lesques sleep can do good. It is deceptive to give narcotics in a case of this type. The stupor simply masks the danger. -Better far let tb £ insomnious patient exhaust himself than stupefj him. Chloral, bromide, and the rest of the poi- sons that produce a semblance of sleep are sk many snares in such cases.
MR CHI]-JDEIIS I.N ,LWALES. Mr Childers, who is on a visit to Captais Verney at Rhianva, Bangor, was on SaturdaJ present at the annual meeting of the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Society for Teaching the Blind. Subsequently he paid a visit to the Normal College, and briefly addressed students.
GEWER GAS IN THE SYSTEM. For several years the public press has been filled with aitides relative to the deleterious etfects of sewer gas. Sanitary engineers have racked their brains to devise means for preventing its entry into our hiuses, so as to avoid the many fatal diseases which are traced directly to its poisonous influences upon the human system. While we have been diligent and watchful in preventing sewer gas from entering our houses, we have been neglectful, and allowed its formation within our own bodies. Sewer gas is as fatal in its effects upon the system, whethe formed inside our badies or with- out. The food taken into the stomach, if not property digested, ferments, decavs, and becomes putrid. The effect of this putrefaction is the productiott of a gas precisely like sewer gas, and just as poisonous. This poisonous substance enters the circulation, and rva 'e.9 pervades the whole system, and then people wonder they feel tired and languid, with a swimming dixsy helLd-wonder why the appetite has failed, and that they feel weak and feeble-they wonder why the breath has become offensive, and that they have pain and distress. But when this matter i< fully under- stood there is no cause to wonder, for this foul gas has poisoned the whole system. The food we eat should be digested or it does us injury. The familiar saying that it is not what we eat that makes us strong, but what we digest," is a truthful savins, and we cannot be too particular about the digestion of our food. More than nine-tenths of all our diseases arise from imperfect d lies tion. When we know that imperfect digeston is followed by the production of this foul ga, within the bo-Iy, and that it is absorbed into the system a* fast as it is formed, is it a wonder that we are ill ? The wonder I that ive are alive. How important it is, then, that the digestive organs should be made to perform their functions by the timely use of Seigel's Curative Syrup, which Ifts proved an un- failing remedy in such cases. Its reputation is based upon a trial that has extended over a period of many years. It seld un fails. A RICH BANKER IN THE CITY said to us a few days ago, Do you know. I always keep Seigel's in my house, it prevents tho-e awful sick turns of headache I used to have." We re- marked. We knew that the Syrup possessed wonderful curative properties, but we did not know that the keeping it in the house would prevent disease." "I don't mean that," said he. "Two years ago I had dreadful attacks f headache every week. The veins of my head became swollen, and my eyes bloodshot. I was oblige to go home and go to bed. Well, Seigel'S Syrup cured me. Now, when I have eaten a little too much, I take a small dose of the Syrup, and it prevents the headache. I have not had an attack for two years. One of our clerks was afflicted in the same way, and i* has cured him also. WHAT THE PEOPLE SAY YOUR PREPARATION IS AN EXCEPTION The Pharmacy, Regent-road, Great Yarmouth, Dec. 28th, 1885 Dear Sir,—Your medicine inu-t be a great success You can quite understand that I have much opinion of what are called quack medicines which are generally cure all and ivorthless, set'' i should be glad to see hem swept out of existence wttt the "besom of destruction." Your preparation how- ever, is an exception, and is undoubtedly useful. Onc of my brothers took it with considerable benefit; and, to be candid with you, I only laughed at him, and saicfc His faith had healed him." I was very ill myself this year with Congested Liver, Indigestion, &c., and aftet much persuasion by my brother, to please him, I 000- sented to try Mother Seigel's Syrup, and I am bounff to say, that in spite of my prejudice and unbelief, it did me more good than anything else. I am better in health now, but not quite weii, and probably never shall be again, as my heart has become weak, although I am considerably under fifty years of age. I mention mj case to you, thinking it might be of some interest to you.—I remain, faithfully yours, W. Sheppard Pole (Ph. C.) I HAVE NOT HEARD A SINGLE COMPLAINT. Baldock, Herts, January 4th, 1883. Gentlenien,-Perhaps it would be appropriate to state that it gives me great pleasure to push and ad" vance the sales of your medicines, on account of their worth. I have not had or heard a single complaint about your medicines since I have sold them, but, oD the other hand, unbounded testimony as to their worth, therefore I can with confid nee bring them to the public notice. During 1882 I sold 1H dozens of the Syrup, and 74 dozen Pills. This, I think, taking into account that the inhabitants are under 2.000, and there are two other agents in the town, wi,l give you a good idea as to how it is appreciated here.—Faithfully yourg H. J. IZZARD, Pat. Med. Vendor. ITS EFFICACY IS ACKNOWLEDGED BY) THOUSANDS. Heglier Town, Berckfastleigh, December 21st, 1883. Gentlem,en,-It gives me unfeigned pleasure to beitr testimony to your remedies for the many ills that flesP is heir to. Of all the medicines I dispense, I know Of none superior to yours for all internal bodily ailments- Although Seigel's Syrup is a patent medicine," and- consequently, despised and maligned by the facult?» there is nn sham about it, and its efficacy is ackno^ lodged by thousands of sufferers, and its sale does not dimi iish, which is about as good a barometer as any know.—I am, yours most respectfully, J. Reed, Chemist., I RECOMMEND IT TO ALL MY FRIENDS. Union Inn, Princess-street, Barnstaple, ( July 16th, 1883- Gentlemen,—I have been a sufferer for many with Indigestion and Liver Complaint. 1 have bee under many doctors' care, and could not obtain relief until I tried Seigel's Syrup. I recommend it all my friends, and would not be without it in » house. EDfA RQBER^ Printed and Published by the DAVID DUNCAN & SONS, at their Steam pri*^T Works, 76 and 76, St. Mary-street, and Westgite-sti' I ia the town of Cardiff in the Count of I& or