BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. BIRTHS DAVISON.On the gtb January, at The Square, II- minster, the wife of Sydney Davison, of 37, Kin- craig-street, Cardiff, a daughter. 623n McCAlLUM.—January 10th, at 5, King's-avenue Great Mools, Cheshire, to Mr and Mrs Norman McCalJum, a ton. 6945 SHAW.—January 11th, at 4, Woodland-terrace, Car- diff, to Mr and Mrs Mrs l1. S. Shaw (nee Maud Parsons), a son. 565n STUART HALL.-At Kildonan, West-bocrne-road, Penarth, on the 18th instant, to Mr and Mrs C. Stuart Hall-a son. 193 THAIN.—At6, Boverton-street, Cardiff, on the 15th fret., to Mr and Mrs T. E. Thain a son. 955n THOMAS.—On Friday, 14th inst, at 140, Llandaff- road, Cardiff, to Mr and Mrs W. Bassett Thomas a f son. 23n WATSON .January 15th, at Pembroke iVilla, New- market. to Mr and Mrs Gilbert Watson a daughter.c WILLIAMS.—On Thursday, the 13th Jan., at 34, Cbeyne-row, Chelsea, the wife of Basil Williams, of a daughter. r MARRIAGES. i. JMT.LA RD—BALLARD—At Clare-gardens Wesieyan ] Church, Cardiff, 12th January, 1910, by Rev. T. N. Phillipson, Walter E. Ballard, Bart-rood. Penarth, to Irene Belle, only daughter of A. Ballard, 57, Craddock-street, Cardiff. 585n it AirIKLD—DE LABITiIJ"FiRE.—Od tbcQtb tost., i at the Abbey Church, Bath, by the Rev. R. E. Selwyn, Rector of Monkton Farteigh, assisted by the Rev. Prebendary Boyd. Rector of Bath, and the Jtev B. Roberts, Vicar of Northampton, the Rev. i John Kyrle ChatfieM, eldest son of Kyrle M. Chat- Argoed, Monmouthshire, to Adeline Way Delacoar, youngest daughter of the late rl Francis P. de labilliere. Barrister-«t-Law, of HaiTow-on-the-HUl, and of Mrs de Labilliere, of i Batheaston, Bath. ■ SEVAN'S—KEATS.—On the 12th inst., at St. Martin's fc Church. Trafalgar-square, by the Rev. Hamilton Rose, Cyril Henry Shenton Evans, only son of 8fcuiley Evans, of Beaufront, Oakieigh Park, Whet- stone, to Ruby Pauline Victoria, second daughter of George Keats, of Loudwater, Bucks. XRANCIS—ADDAMS WILLIAMS.-on the 17th December, 1909, at St. Paul's Cathedral, Calcutta, by the Rev. R. Stuart, Arthur Edward Francis, im.C.S., L-R.C-P.Lond.. to Eleanor, younger daughter of W. C. Addams Williams,* Penarth, I/langibby, Monmouthshire. the 4th Decem- i; ber, at Holy Trinity Church, Monte Video, by the British chaplain, Lewis Laugharne, third son of Griffith Jones, barrister-at-law, to Lilian Maud Constance, second daughter of W. J. Sioaae. of Monte Video, South America. tJCHTER—BEVA\.—OD January 12th. at. All Saints, Penarth, by the Vicar, the Rev. J. Courte- nay, assisted by Rev. W. Price, A. Hermann Richter (London), to-Grace,only daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Bevan.- Victor la-avenue, Penarth. 566 "WILCOX—&EES.—On January 15th. at Casealand- road Wesleyan Chapel, South Hackney, N.E., by i Rev. —. Watts, William Henry, eldest son of Mr J. j O. Wilcox, Cardiff, to Eunice, second daughter of <0:' Mr Herbert Rees. Stanwell-road, Penarth. n WILLIAMS—LEWIS .-On Tnesday at Nazareth (C.M.) Church, Aberdare, by Rev. R. Williasns, Nazareth, and Rev. Ambrose. Tonypandy, Mies Winifred Lewis, only daughter of Mr R. H. Lewis, Brynheulog, Aberdare, to Mr Fred Williams, third son of Mr Evan Wililams, Gwalia, Aberdare. ILOBERTS LEWIS. On January 18th, at All ;• Saints* Church, Pontardawe, by the Rev. Robert f Williams, M.A., Vicar of Llandilo Fawr, assisted g by the Rev. Jenkin Davies, BjV. Vicar of Bryn- am man, and Rev. Rowland Thomas, BJl., All ) Sainte', Pontsardawe, Rev. R. A. Roberts, B.A., Curate, Llandilo Fawr parish, to Miss Winnie Lewis, only daughter of Mr pavid Lewis, Tany- V railt, Pontardawe. 205 BOBERTS—MACA CLAY .—On January 18th. at, St. Andrew's Churah, Treduimock, by the Rev. C, T. I Salasbury, M.A.. assisted by the Rev. T. Reynolds, M.A., Llanfrechfa. and the Rev. H. P. James, Mynyddialwyn, Dr. Ellis James, youngest son of John Roberts, 3MLD., of Plaseryr, Clwtybont, Car- fiarwonahire. and Jane Tennant (Jennie), second daughter of John Macaulay, Esq., J.P., of Croesorteix, TJangibby. Mon. 7095 C DEATHS. <TM RKT.EY .—.—On January 11th, at 6, Stephenson street, Riverside. Elizabeth, widow of the late Edward Barkley. of Ellesmere, Salop, in her 84th X year. CAM.—On the 13th inst., at The Merch, Dinas Powis, William James Cam, aged 76. IDA VIES.—On January 10th, in London, Jane, jeliet of the late John Davies, 9, Blanche-street, Dowlais. ,'JM.VTES.—January lith, at Penygraig. Rees Davies, late Manager House Coal Colliery, Penygraig. ■sJJVAJNS.—On the 16th inst.. at Westlleld, 12,Mow- tny-road. tipper Norwood, London, Lieut.-Col. V Edward William Evans, late (19th) Alexandra t Princess of Wales's Own Yorkshire Regt., younger son of the late Capt. Edward Evans, late 38th Regt^ of South. Park, King's County, Ireland, aged 73 years. ■; <5B~AY .—January 12th, 1910, mddenty, at 34, King's- load, Cardiff, Abigail Powell, the beloved wife of > JPred Gray. 4S&EEN.—On tbe-9th inst., at Lewis-street, Macben, Aim, the dearly beloved wife of Samuel Green, in ber list year. OLrFFITHS.-OnOteUtb.at 121, Splott-road, Car- diff. William Griffiths NANKIN.—Wiitiam.betoved bnsband of Ethel Ran- kin, passed peacefully away in bis 37th year. HOPE.—On Jan. 16, at 7, Ryder-street, Cardiff, _AIlee Hope, age 73, after a long and painful illnessji JTCGHES.—At Plough Hotel, Whitchurch, on January 13th, Edith, beloved daughter of Mr and Mrs Geo. Hughes. JAMES.—On the 9th inst., at 52, Welts-street, Can- ton, Cardiff. Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Thomas James, coaltriswer. BLAMES .—J an nary 12th, at II, Wyndham-plaee, j Canton, Cardiff, E. R. James, widow of the late Mr Geo. E James, Draper, late of Brierley Hill. Staf- terdshire, in her 83rd year. Deeply regretted. JCENtINS.—On the 13th inst., at 30, Ivor-street, Cardiff, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of the late George Jenkins, of Cadoxton, in her 65th year. JDNT5S, —At Rock Villa, Ebbw Vale, on Friday, January J4th, Edith, daughter of Councillor D. Jooes, J.P., and Mrs Jones, wd 18. £ tO>TES.—On Jainiary 13th. at Hill View. Ponty- eymmer, Harriett Ellen, the dearly beloved neof John Henry Jones. yONES.—On«■ the 11th inst., at Mexioo City, Herbert Champion, aecondaon of the late William Aiwrntaaias Jones, in his 46th year. LulPORT.-on the lith irot., at 23, Eldon-road, Riverside, Cardiff, Rev c. W. Lamport, after a Aort illness, passed peacefully away in his 68 year. "I»AVE NT> Eli.—On January 10th, at Tongwynlais, Oecilia Lavender, aged 83 years. iCEWIS.—On the 12th inst., at 2, Stirling-mansions, CanfleId-gardens, Sophie, widow of the lata Lionel B. Lewis. J.M)YD.—On the 14th January. Pryse Lloyd, of Oiangwili, Hanpumpsaint. J.P. for Carmartben- Mire, Capt. 5th Worcester Regiment, aged 36. ICA.CAUTRY.On January 15th, at 9, Ellen-street, Newtown, Margaret, the beloved daughter of Polly and Michael MaCarthy, age 14. □feCALLCM.—January 15th, at, 5, KbWs-avenne, Creat Meols, Cheshire, Norman Dunlop, infant son of Norman and Bertie MeCallnm. 7045 Mft&EON —On the 13th inet.rat Pontyehrn, Winifred Mary, daughter of the late Patrick McKeon, H.M.C., (Oudiff). JtORRIS.—Oo the 16th January, at Sidmoath, Archi- bald Sykes Morris, of Colnbrook, Bucks, youngest of the late Wm. Morris, of Highgate, aged 48. PA.LKER-on January 9th, Arthur E. Palmer (com- pasitory, beloved husband of Minnie Palmer. JB3XLIPS.—-On the 14th Jan., at 16, Milverton- terrace. Leamington, John Phillips, aged 69, late of CharltoR Kings, Glos., and eldest son of the late John Phillips, of Winsley Hall, Shropshire. "oathe 14th inst., at 9, Cresswell-terraee, Neath, William Walter, eldest son of Joshua and way Rees. lOBSRTSv—December 30th, 1909, at Stfttthoom. Canada, saddenly, Mr Tom Roberta, printer, latA at Cardiff. 703a 30TEWEKL.—On the 16th inst., at 36, Wyeveme- road, Catljays, Cardiff,William Rothwell, gardener. Aged 76.' ^ODBRlCiC.—January 10th, at 17, Great Frederick- street, Cardiff, Elizabeth, relict of the late Edward Roderick. aTANFOBJ)j—On the Tlth inst., at the Prinee of Wales, AbezfcenSg, Benjamin Stanford. ZBOMAS.—On the 9th January, at 66, Cardiff-road, Rhydfelen, Wm. Thomas (Doobler), son of late Thomas and Mary Thomas, aged 56. "WALKER—At I, BloomfieM-creseent, Bath, Emma May, wife of Sidney F. Walker, late of Cardff. 478 WATTS.—January 16th, at 35, Spring-garaens-phtce. Roath, Whrifred Rose, the youngest daughter of Mary Josephine and Richard Watte. Aged six months. 989n WILLIAMS.—At Brjrnawel. Tredegar-road, Ebbw Vale, William Williaxna (Ebedydd Wyn), aged 69. WTNN.—Janatary 15th, at 2, Plasnewydd-place, Cardiff, Mrs Winn, relict of the late John Winn, H-M..C.. after a lingering illess at rest.
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8AIUBDAY, JANUARY 22,1910. THE FIGHT. With such a cause as the Liberals have t in this contest we ought to have swept thecountry, Experienced politicians did not expect to maintain the phenomenal successes of the last election, and, as the Premier has pointed out, the Liberal Government has seen the wear and tear of four years, and again they have aroused the activity of many interests against them. The Lords, social iufluence, the Church, the monopolists and landowners, And the brewing trade are powerful, 'whilst the Tariffista have been dangling all sorts of impossible bribes and promises before the working classes, whilst exciting hatred of the foreigner in a scandalous manner. The action of the Lords and the tax dodgers has been obscured under a cloud of side issues and scares, and yet the reactionary forces have failed to carry the country. They have cap- tured tiie." sleepy hollows" of England and the ^Cathedral s cities, but with! the exception of Birmingham the great in- dustrial centres have gone against Tariff and the bare cupboard. The great indus- trial centres of Leeds, Manchester, Sal-, ford, Bradford, Oldham, Hull, Blackburn, and Wigan have answered the Tariffists in a most complete manner. The Protec- tionists and the Lords have the answer complete from those great industrial centres, and Mr Asquith, whilst refusing to enter the field of prophecy on the elections, de- clared at File on Tuesday, I wish to pat it onrecord at theearliestrpossiMeTnoinent that I draw from it this inference, that whatever may happen in the remainder of the elections before us one thing is absolutely certain., that in the new Parlia- ment Tariff neffform in the sense in which that phrase is used—that is the abandon- ment of Free Trade, and the substitu- tion for it of a fiscal system of more or less disguised Protection—is a political impossibility. No statesmanship, how- ever ingenious or however audacious, can attempt to construct a tariff in defiance of the opinion of every one of the great industrial and representative centres that I have enumerated to you. >4 A year ago the Tories wereconfident that they would get back with a majority. They declared that they would carry London by the board; but whilst Manchester and the North have remained unshaken London has done well Exceptional efforts were made to recapture London and shake Manchester, but the Northern industrial centres have refused to be caught by the impudent suggestion'that the best way to cheapen food and improve the work- man's chances in life is to put taxes on his food and necessaries of decent exist- ence. At the opening of the contests the gains to their cause led the Unionist Press to boast that Tariffs were winning, but the political sagacity of some of their own readers was so offended that-corres- pondents have protested against the in- sanity of the process. Those journals have indulged their American methods of misrepresentation so long that they fail to j recognise the line beyond which even the simple supporters ofTariffs and the Lords < will not be duped and cajoled. The in-J dustrial centres have done well, and much depends upon the counties. Wales led off splendidly with Swansea and Swansea District. So well that Mr Lloyd George declared that Liberalism in Wales was almost as steady as the Welsh hills. What Swansea has done other parts of the Principality will second. It is in Wales and the other Celtic component parts of the United Kingdom where the Tory Tory wiles fail to secure even a small measure of success. A Unionist and Tariff London evening contemporary cannot refer to Wales and the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer without display- ing its chagrin and its bad manners., It refers to the Welsh members and the voters as the hordes of the Celtic fringe whom Mr George invoked at Grimsby." Scotland commenced as well as Wales. Edinburgh was excellent, and at Dundee the majorities were enormous. There is every prospect that from this fight the Liberals will emerge with a substantial majority, and that gained against all the allied fnrces«of privilege, monopoly, and interests.
In this campaign the great Imperialists who are so laeile with the description of Liberals as Little Engiandexs have excelled themselves in making Great Britain the laughing stock of the world and a coward. One Tariff poster pictures a portly and.. prosperous German with a puny Britannia and British workingman crouching^n adoor-step, the German patronising and pitying them, v In addition we have too the German scare, the Navy scare (we are trembling in our shoes at the thought of the Ger- man Navy and the Germans, though our Navy is as two to one in men and prepon- deratingly superior in ships); we have had the Cordite scare, the Home Rule scare, and the capital-going-abroad panic. The Tariff Reform campaign has brought the Protectionists and the Tax dodgers into a pretty mess, and made of them a sorry spectacle. Mr Lloyd George made merry over these-scares at Newtown on Tuesday. If any port had reason to be afraid of Germany it might be imagined that it was the people of the East Coast. There they were, looking the Germans straight in ihe eye, right across the Ger- man Ocean, yet the people of Grimsby were not afraid; they had returned a Lib- eral." The bogeys of revolution, Social- ism, anarchy, disintegration of theJBmpcre and a German invasion had not terrified the men of the Iforth and the East Coast, nor did he think the farmers of Wales, who were further away from the Germans than Grimsby, would be terrified
The raging, tearing campaign, and the electoral methods which the Tory Press has borrowed from America have had one good effect, and that is in educating the citizen on the importance and the ramifications of our trade. The extent and importance of British Trade, and its position as the carriers of the world, have been understood by thousands in our in- dustrial centres for the first time. There still exists a lamentable stock of igno- rance or want of knowledge among the followers of the Tariffists, who have been misled by promises of the impossible. We have heard so much of the foreigner and foreign imports that the-greater importance of our home trade, manufactures, and., exchange have been overlooked. Mr Ure makes a prophecy, which he has arrived at from reading the latest census of pro- duction, and that is that we shall never hear more of Tariff Reform in this country. Our great import and export trade," he said, shrinks into insignifi- cance alongside the consumption and production inside our own country, and when we see the full re- sults of that census of production I believe I can predict with almost perfect confidence that the whole Tariff Reform agitation will vanish away, the reason being that we will then see what a baga- telle our foreign trade is, and what a mere fragment it is oompared with the enormous consumption and production in our own country."
Mr Arthur Chamberlain, in a letter supporting the candidature of Mr David Davies in Montgomeryshire, advises the electors that they will never secure their hearts' desire in the control of their chil- dren's education and their religious liber- ties so long as the Lords control legislation. The%rst work of the new Parliament must be to limit the veto of the Lords. No taxes should be voted till this has been done." On this all-important phase of the present struggle the Chancellor of the Exchequer declared at Newtown :— They were not going to do anything in the way of progressive legislation in this country until the question of the Lords had been settled. He had been firmly convinced of that, as a Welshman and as a Liberal, for a good many years. It must be made perfectly clear that if the Lords rejected a Bill sent up by the Commons a second time it would be sent straight through to Ihe Throne."
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i The New Scheme of Government Offices. Anyone visiting Deiahay-strc-ct,Westrainstcr, to-day will notice that its respectable and picturesque old houses have almost entirely disappeared. Soon, too, this quiet, interesting way will be no more, even as a thoroughfare, for italso is to bejmerged into the Government's httgesehenM for extending the departmental offices south or Charles-street, to the edge of St. James's Park. These offices are the now familiar new Local Government Beard and Education Offices mGrea&Qeorge-stree&and Whitehall extending into Charles-street as far as Delahay-street. Theillustraiaon above shows the houses which are being removed for the completion of the new Government building, which will eventually be one great block reaching from Whitehall to the Park. The whole scheme, originally designed by the late Mr Brydon 10 years ago, is now to be com- pleted by the Office of Works, under the I direction of Sir Henry Tanner. The Local Government Board and the Education Offices already partly enclose an unfinished circular courtyard which has an entrance from Charles- street. It will, when all is done,.have-another vanlted way in from Great George-street, over the ruins of the splendid building of the Insti- tute of Civil Engineers, which, although only erected comparatively recently, will have to make way for the extension. Delayhay-street, so called after a well-known family in St. Margaret's Parish, Westminster, was formerly known as Duke-street. Here, soon after he be- came Lord Chancellor, Judge Jeffreys went to live, King James permitting I I a fair pair of free- stone stairs to be made into the park for Jeffreys' accommodation. Great George-street was built in 1750 as an approach from St. James's Park to Westminster Bridge: The names of famous men connected with it in the past are legion. Captain Marryat was born there. Lord Byron's body lay in state for two days at No. 25. John Wilkes lived there, as did Lord Chancellor Thurlow, Lord Macaulay, and Goldsmith's Lord Clare. Of Charles-street there is little that need be said. From being within the memory of many a lane of low-class inns and drinking dens, it is to-day the hand- somest short way, it can scarcely be-calkrl a thoroughfare, in .Europe. I I.,
THE SPEAKER. The Right Hon. J. W. Lowther, who has been returned unopposed for the Mid-Pewith Division of Cumberland, was born in London in 1855. He has devoted himself to public affairs since he came to man's estate. He was called to the Bar in 1839, and became repre- sentative of Rutland at a by-election in 1883. In 1885 he was beaten in his present constit- uency, but in the following year reversed the verdict and established a connection with the constituency which he has maintained ever since. Having been one of the Deputy Chair- men of the House of Commons in a preceding Parliament, he was in 1895 made Chairman of Committees and Deputy Speaker. He was elected Speaker on the retirement of Mr Gully.
HALLEV8 COMET. Rome, Tuesday.—Halley's comet was seen quite clearly to-day by the astronomers in the Royal Observatory and aks6 by those in the Vatican Observatory, notwithstanding the fact that it is very near the sun. Millosevich, the astronomer, states that in four days the comet will be in splendid view after sunsets—Central News.
i' Golden Wedding. II btft-A MRS MITCHELL, LLANFRECHFA GRANGE, CAEFU-EON. t t Mr and Mrs F. J. Mitchell,T ilarrfrechf a Grange, Caerleoo, received a large number of felicita- tions at?their beautiful residence on Wednes- day on the occBsioTi of the celebration of their golden wedding. Mr and Mrs Mitchell. who are much esteemed all over- Monmouthshire, were married on January 19th, 1860, at Llangattock Parish Church, the ceremony being performed by Bishop of Oliphant, of Llandaff. Mr Mit- chell is the son of the'late Mr Francis Henry Mitchell, of London, and was born in London in 1824, settling in Newport in 1853 as a partner in the company owning the Dos Works. He, is Deputy Lieutenant and a J.P f.or the county. Mrs Mitchell is a daughter of the late Mr John Evermgton Welsh Rolls, the father of the pre- sent Lord Llangattock, and was born in Lon- don in December, 1833. Mrs Mitchell is an authoress of several works, which comprise two novels, two volumes of verse, and a number of books and pamphlets. Mr Mitchell took a great interest in the Volunteer Force in its earfv days and was one-of thefirstmembeft. enrolled. inJSkrwport.
NEW FLA. Mr Stanhope Forbes, the new Academician, is the high priest of the Newlyn School. The honour comes to Mr Forbes at the age of 57, and in him the members of the Royal Acad- emy have added to their number one who occupies a secure place in British art. Mr Forbes was born in Dublin, his father being the manager of the Midland and Great Western Railway of Ireland. Another member of the family who has achieved distinction in the railway world is Mr Stanhope Forbe's brother, Mr William Forbes^ general manager of the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway. I Mr Stanhope A. Forbes, R^L. Mr Stanhope Forbes, aiterstudying at Dulwich College, the Lambeth School of Art. and the Royal Academy Schools, was for a long time in the studio of Bonnat in Paris, but he has altogether forsaken the school of that master, and has established one of his own, for the Newlyn school of painters owes its inception to his residence in that quaint corner of Cornish coast land. Mr Forbes has lived at Newlyn since the middle of the eighties, and there most of his best pictures' have been painted. His first picture painted there was The Fish Scale," exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1885. Some of his other pictures are** The Village Philharmonic," The Quarry Team," Forging the Anchor," The Lighthouse," The Health of the Bride," The-Smithy" and "The Salvation Army."
BROKE HER JAW. A Ferryhill woman, Annie Knaggs, was, at Durham County Court, awarded JE56 damages and medical expenses against the Bishop Auckland Hygiene Company (Limited), for alleged negligence in unskilfully extracting her teeth, fracturing her jaw, and causing other iujuries. For the plaintiff, it was stated that on September 24th a neighbour told plaintiff that defendants' man was coming to her to take some teeth out, and, as plaintiff had two teeth which required removal, she went to a neighbour's house, and there saw defendants* agent, who asked her to have her two teeth removed. She agreed, and the agent pro- ceeded to take out the teeth. It was suggested that plaintiff should have all her teeth re- moved, and the agent insisted upon this, and against her wish removed 23 teem, including eight or nine sound teeth. In doing so, he fractured her jaw in two places. For the defence, it was contended that the teeth were not drawn against the plaintiffs will, and also that the amount of damage she suffered was not serious.
CARDIFPS "DERBY WINNER." Mr J. H. Thomas, South Wales organiser of the A.S.ILS., returned from his victorious fight at Derbyon Monday, and at the Roath Station, Cardiff, where he arrived, he was accorded a right royal welcome. The newly-elected member of Parliament, who was accompanied by his wife from Derby, was met at the station by a spontaneous gathering of the A-S.R.8-, and the Cardiff and District Labour Party. His arrival was greeted by a hearty cheer from the large crowd which had assembled outside the station. The Derby winner," as he was described, was then paraded through the streets of Splott in a cab, his way being lighted by torches. All the way to Grosvenor-square where the procession broke up, Mr Thomas was the recipient of hearty congratulations.
I QUARRELS AND A TRAGEDY. At Brentford on Monday Geo. Henry Perry, ex-soldier, was committed for trial charged with murdering Annie Covell by cutting her throat at her parents' house at Ealing. De- ceased and prisoner had been engaged for three years, but latterly there had been fre- quent quarrels between them because the man would not do work. On January 8th his box was sent from deceased's house, but, it is alleged, on the 10th he entered the place and, out the girl's throat.
CAGE DISASTER. 8 Men Dashed to Death. TERRIBLE SCENES IN SCOTLAND. A Coatbridge correspondent telegraphs *.— Information was received on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Mossend and Summerlee Iron and Steel Company that a disaster had occurred at their Hattonogg Colliery, some miles from Coatbridge. It appears that eight men were being brought to the surface when something went wrong with the winding engines, and instead of the cage stopping at the pit-head it was carried to the top of the erection. The force of the jerk was so severe that the chain snapped where it was connected with the cage, and there being nothing to stop it, the cage, with the eight-men, was prjjeipitated to the bottom of the pit. It is one of the dœpesWn.;the.distriet, being fully 300 fathoms. When communication was established with the bottom of the shaft the men were all huddled in a heap. aod muti.latedto.soch an extent that they were not recognisable. When the news reached the neighbouring i' village of Beltshell great alarm prevailed, and hundreds flockcd to the pit. The officials state that it will be morning before the bodies can be brought to thesur^ face.
REASON FOR BIHAMY. Naval Cook's Admission at Devonport. At Devonport Police Court before Mr E. M. Leest (in the chair), Mr P. C. Goodman, and Mr G. Risdon. Percival S. McLean, ship's cook, H.M.S. New Zealand, and residing at St. Btudeaux-terrace, was charged with marrying on December 29th, ]909, Bessie Caroline Benorthan, his former wife, Henrietta Anton McLean, being then alive. James Pengelly, naval pensioner, residing at 1, York-place, Stoke, said he had known prisoner since April, 1907. At that time Miss Henrietta Austen Counter took rooms at his house, and accused visited her there. On the 17th April he was present at-St. Aubyn Church, Devonport, at. tbe marriage of accused with Miss Counter. Witness signed the register. After the marriage the parties returned and lived at his house. Bessie Caroline Benorthan, who resides at 9, •"St. BudeaMX-terrace, .said she was 17 years of age in February last. Her father was a naval pensioner. She first met prisoner in Septem- ber last. Afterwards he called at heriatber's house. She knewwhat he was by his uniform. She-did not know he was a married man. On the 29th December last she went through a form of marriage with him at the Registry Office,St. Aubyn-street, Devonport, her father uncLsister also being present. After the marri- age-ceremony they returned to her father's home, where they had resided as man and wife until Monday. She did not know until then that McNeal was a married man. Joseph Benorthan, naval pensioner, said he first became-acquainted with accused in Sep- tember last, when he came to his (witness's) house with his <iMtghter. He was present at the Registry Office when the marriage took place. He signed the register. He did not know the prisofter-was a married man until the previous day. The Chief Constable .In view of the fact that the parties only knew each other four ■' months, was there any object in pushing on '•the marriage ?—None at all. Replying to the magistrates' clerk, witness stated that he was not aware that his daughter's age was put down as 21 on the marriage certificate. Detective-inspector Rundle deposed that he had known accused since 1907. He-was. his (witness's) brother-in-law. Detective Irish gave evidence of arrest. Accused made no reply when the wa-rcsntwas read.. Prisoner was then formally charged, aod in reply he said he had no witnesses to call. He could say with a truthful heart that he had not lived a very happy life with his first wife her contrary temper had been very hard to bear. He disliked his first wife, and on com- ing to* Devonport he met this young lady, and, as he had gotllerinto trouble, thought it.best to marry her. The magistrates committed accused, to take bis-trial at the next Devon Assizes.
FATAL ARE IN LONDON. Gallant Rescue Efforts. A fire, resulting in the death of an elderly lady, occurred early on Wednesday at a shoemaker's premises in Upper North-street, Poplar, rented by Mr T. Bayes. It appears that Mr Bayes with his wife was sleeping in a room on the second floor, and they were awakened abod 5 o'clock by a smell of burning. Finding th^-botge full. of smoke, Mr Bayes at once raised an alarm from the window, and, together with his wife, proceeded to get their six children to the street below. It was then discovered that the outbreak had originated in a back room on the first floor, occupied by Mr Bayes' mother, Mrs Mary Ann Bayes, aged 69. Mr Bayes endeavoured to force his way into the room, but was met by a volume of flame and smoke. Both he and a police sergeant Subsequently attempted to rescue the old lady, and they were both singed by the flames, the police-sergeant having his eyebrows ,and moustache burned off. Fire engines were quickly on the scene, and the-outbreak was soon subdued. Afterwards Mrs Bayes was found close beside the bed, having apparently been suffocated. Mr Bayes told a Press representative that it Was very possible? that his mother, feeling ill, had got out of bed, struck a light, and then faJIen down or fainted. He could offenno other explanation of tbtveause of the fire.
STABBMFI AFFRAY IN LONDON. Before> Judge Lumfey Smith- at the Central Criminal Court on Wednesday Thos. Anderson, aged 34: an upholsterer, pleaded not guilty of feloniously wounding Frank Jones, a news- paper cyclist, in Gray's Inn-road in the-early morning of December 18th. It was stated that, meeting at a coffee-stall, the two men had a quarrel over a young woman named Kate Read, who was then living with Jones and had formerly lived with the prisoner. 10 the course of a scuffle Jones re- ceived a dangerous stab in the chest and for some days he lay in the Royal Free Hospital in a critical condition. The prisoner was arrested, and it was alleged that, after be had thrown away a pocket knife and it had been recovered, he said, I stabbed hhn and I hope he is dead." The prisoner having been found guilty it was stated that there were numerous convic- tions against him, including two terms of penal servitude. Detective Sergeant Spittle said that, on being released from his last term of imprison- ment, the prisoner found the woman Read living with Jones. Every time the two men met they fought and Jones always got the better of the encounters until he was stabbed. Judge Lumley Smith sentenced the prisoner to two years' hard labour.
SERIOUS BREAKDOWN. On Wednesday No. 4 engine of Messra Lysaghtfs Works, Newport, broke down, with the result that 100 men will be idle for a fort- night or three weeks. The engine, which iá of 800 or 900 horse-power, was driving a number of rolling mills, when the crank pin snapped, with the result that the connecting rod was bent and the bed was cracked, and the cylin- der burst. Several men were working within a few yards, but none of them were injured. J ')!f
CARDIFF STUDENTS SUCCESS. Mr H. L. Guy, a student in the engineering department of the college, who completed his three years' course of study in June last, has obtained the first place in the last associate membership examination of the Institute of Civil Engineers, and the Council of that Insti- tute has awarded him the Baytiss prize. Mr Guy entered college with a Glamorgan Free Studentship, which he held during his three years' residence, and at the end of his coarse he obtained the college diplomas in electrical and mechanical engineering.
MOTHEWS BREAKFAST. DID NOT RELISH FOOD AFTER COOKING IT. The practice of goin £ too long without food often leads to excessive indulgence in tea or coffee, which plays havoc with the digestive and nervous systems. Women who superintend the cooking of the family breakfast often err in this respect. Cooking destroys their appetite, so they take nothing morning after morning except a cup or two of strong tea or coffee. A lady at Bolton writes how she was cured of this dangerous habit by finding a ready- cooked food of great nourishing value and deli- cious flavour in Grape-Nuts. Before using Grape-Nuts." she writes," my usual breakfast consisted of one or two cups of tea, as I had no appetite in the early morn- ing. This tea-drinking on an empty stomach brought on severe indigestion, and I was ad- vised to breakfast with the rest of the family. But after cooking the ordinary food I could not eat it, and would have persisted in my tea-drinking, although I knew the harm it was doing me, if a friend had not persuaded me-to try Grape-Nuts. I found the flavour of this crisp food deli- cious, and what was another great recommen- dation to an overworked mother, it was always just ready to eat. For the last three months I have taken Grape-Nuts regularly, and my old trouble has quite gone. I know which method of starting the day pays best, and I shall always stick to my Grape-Nuts and milk breakfast." Name given by Grape-Nuts Co., 86, Clerken- wcll-foad, London, E.C. 7d per packet of your grocer. Ever read the above letter ? A new one appears from time to time. They are genuine, true, and full of human interest.
Sedition in India. NATIVE SOLDIERS INVOLVED. Lahore, Monday—Lajpat Rai gave evidence to-day in the trial of persons arrested in con- nection with the publication of seditious litera- ture here on November 6th. He admitted having written letters put in by the Govern- ment advocate on the 11th as having been written by a weD-known Indian agitator to an Indian student in London. Rajpat Rai, how- ever, declared he had never conspired with Ajitsingh or anyone else in the dissemination of seditious literature.—Reuter. Calcutta, Monday.—A sensation has been caused here by news that ten men belonging to the 10th Jats, a native infantry regiment who are stationed here, have been arrested and placed in gaol on a charge of being concerned in sedition. The military authorities are naturally reticent, but with regard to the-regiment which will mostlikely be immediately transferred, it is "believed that very fewmen are ajlected,though the fact is certain that direct efforts iave been made to tamper with their fidelity. The men arrested are now confined in separate cells and it is hoped. valuable-facts mayte discovered.—Reuter.
Faking1' a Divorce. MOCK CRUELTY SCENE. An extraordinary story was told to Mr Justice BargraveDeanein the Divorce Court yester- day. Mrs Rita. Pritchard petitioned for a dissolu- tion of her marriage on the ground of cruelty and misconduct, and Mr W. O. Pritchard, a young engineer had a cross-petition on the ground of his wife's misconduct. Counsel for the wife stated ,that at first tbe husband said he would not defend the peti- tion, but later he filed an answer. He (counsel) was not now in a position to continue with the wife's petition, but he would attempt to refute any allegation which her husband made against her. Mr Barnard, K.C., for the husband said the life of the parties was very unhappy, the wife on several occasions leaving her nusband. to engage in theatrical tours. At last things reached such a pitch that the wife suggested that she should divorce him. The husband agreed, and a craelty scene was arranged. A man named Duttson, with a lady, took tea with the Pritchards, and during the even- ing the wife was heard to scream. Kushing into the room the lady saw Mr Pritchard hold- ing his wife. That," said Mr Barnard, sarcastically, c. was the act of cruelty." In the witness-box the husband said he agreed to go to the West End and miscon- duct himself but instead he spent the even- ing by himself in an hotel. Mr Duttson. who he thought was his friend, cncouraged him, say- ing that he would get rid of a bad woman. He went to the West End again, and then met a lady, whom he accompanied home. He had previously agreed to take her to an hotel and write his name in the visitors' book, but he noticed that a detective was following him, 60 he went to a private house. Describing the cruelty scene, the witness said it was all arranged that his wife-might obtain evidence. It was so funny that we could not-get-on with it for 10 minutes," he said, "and then I held my wife's arm while^ehe screamed." (Laughter.) The witness added that he was 19 when he married. He found his wife had a. very violent temper, and at last he was so tired of the life that he said he-would do anything to get outof it. Wife's Counsel: You did all this because you wanted to get out of your-miserable existence T —It was partly because of that, and partly because I was fond of her, And wanted. her to be happy. His Lordship said the case-was-aggress abuse of the processes of the Court, and the wife's suit and the husbamT&crnsa-petition would-be dismissed.
HUSBAND NURSED BABY. When Anmc Heaven, of Constabkta-lane, Newport, was summoned at the local court yesterday with being dronkand disorderly, P.e. Davidson said the woman used the filthy lan- guage..She was in such antthy state, also, that her husband refused to take her into the house. When witness took her home the husband was nursing the baby. Defendant: Get away. Godhdp him. God help him. I don't see drmk from Monday to Saturday. Mr T. H. Mardey (one of the Bench): No, you don't see it. You swallow "it" witboutioak- ing atvit. Defendant: My husband knocks me about. I have bad it if any poor —— has had it. Sapt. Brocks t Here, stcyp-tiwfc ^njf—rgur "I.-L. Defendant: Well, let's have Jbair piay. That wasn't a bad word, and isn't, cither. That isn't bad language. The Chairman: Yon have been before the court on seven occasions, Yotrwul banned 21a or one month. Defendant: T have got no 21s. I will give you no 21s. I will go to gaol and go like a true Briton. (Laughter.)
RESIDENCE IN THE DISTRICT. Mr Alfred Mond, M.P.. Mrs Mond. Miss Mozidyand Master Motid left Swansea onWednes- day for London. A number of friends aØi sap- porters assembled at the station to see them off, and the new member and Mrs Mond held quite an impromptu reception during the interval before the departure of the train. As the train steamed out of the station a loosing cheer was raised, and Mr and Mrs Mond waved their acknowledgments. Mr Mond, 1VLP., in- formed our representative that he will return to Swansea again on Tuesday, and Mrs Mond added that she will also return in a few days to set about the task of choosing a residence in -the district.
COLOURED MAN'S FR ENZY." A coloured man named Samuel Berkley, who was engaged as a pit sinker at Mai wry, is alleged to have attempted to murder a woman named Annie Smith at Doncaster on Monday afternoon, afterwards shooting himself with fatal results. It is stated that Berkley formerly lived vith the woman, by whom he had four children, and since her marriage to a sailor named Smith he had repeatedly asked her for the children and to return to him. Yesterday he followed the woman into her house, when he, it is stated, to have fired a revolver at her, but missed. The woman's husband came to her assistance, and Berkley then shot Jthn- self.
IRATE MOTHER. At Neatbyeataday Rhys Owen Davies, an assistant at Skew en Lower Council School, sum- moned Mrs GlanviHe, Highland, Skewen, for assault. Mr E. Powell prosecuted, and said complainant had occasion to send defendant's son to the headmaster to be punished, and on another occasion the lad was kept in for mis- conduct. On December 13th defendant went to the school and demanded to know the reason the boy had been sodealtwitb. She then struck Davies in the face three times, saying, Take that, you blackguard." This took place in the presence of all the children. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, expressed her sorrow, and was fined 20B, including costs.
I VAIN CHEPSTOWLJUEST. Dr. William H. Prescott, of Boston, has re- turned home after an unsuccessful search in England for manuscripts proving that Bacon wrote Shakespeare's plays. Dr. Orville Owens, of Detroit, who has discovered what he believes to be a Baconian cypher, accompanied Dr. Prescott in the search. They are understood (says The Standard New York correspon- dent) to have had information that documents proving Bacon's authorship of the Shakespeare plays were buried in a cave in the cliff on which Chepsow Castle stands, in Monmouth- shire. They could not, however, fiod any trace of the cave.
WOMAN'S OBSTINACY. At Cardiff Court on Monday Beatrice Web- ber (22), said to have been a barmaid, pleaded guilty to having been drunk and incapable in Wharton-street on Saturday. Her mother, a very respectable-looking woman, told the magistrates that she had vainly tried to' get her daughter to come home and reform, and the Church Army Mission also stated that the prisoner had refused to go to a home.—Mr D. Duncan (chairman), to prisoner Will you go to ahome if we let you off this time ?—Prisoner (obstinately): No.-The Bench fined her 5s and costs, or seven days.
YOUTHYMISCONDUCT. At Merthyr yesteiday George Owen Griffiths (18), a collier, was fined £10 and costs or in default six weeks' imprisonment for conduct intended to affront two femaJes. The Chief Constable told the Stipendiary (Sir Ma.rchant Williams) that during the last week he had received four complaints of misbehaviour of a similar nature, and Sir Marchant said that if a case of that kind came before him again he wouid inflict the maximum penalty of £2S. I
DOCTOR REMANDED. At Merthyr yesterday Dr. A. P. Walters, of Pontypridd,was again remanded for a week on a charge of causing the death of Mary Florence Lewis, Dowlais, by performing an illegal opera- tion.
We are pleased to learn that Mr Fred L. Davis is still improving in health, but his medical advisers strongly recommend him not to return to England until his recovery is com- plete. He and Mrs Davis will therefore be leaving Mentone for Egypt at the beginning of this week.
WELSH ELECTIONS MERTHYR BOROUGHS. LIBERAL & LABOUR VICTORY. Record Majorities. CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE THIRD. The result of the election in the Merthy* Boroughs was declared on Thursday afternoon at Merthyr. Shortly after two o'clock a crowtf began to assemble near the Town TTn.1^ and aa the afternoon wore on it increased in magni- tude, until at five o'clock, when the result wu declared, it must have numbered between 8,000 and 10,000 people. The main street and the side streets abutting on the Town HaU were thronged with people, and traffic was suspended for an hour. Good order was, how- ever, maintained, thanka to the police, under the superintendence of Mr Wilson (chief cou- stable) and Chief Inspector Phillips. To while away the time election songs were sung by the crowd, and the greatest good humour was dis- played. At the stroke of 5 the Mayor (Major F. T. James), the returning officer, appeared on the balcony, accompanied by the four candidates, and announced the figures ao follow :— Edgar Jones L. 15,448 Keir Hardie Lab. 13,841 Fox-Oavres 0. 4,756 P. Morgan .Ind. Lib. 3,639 The announcement was received witii cheeft and counter-cheers. Speeches. Mr Edgar Jones, who received an ovattaov proposed a vote of thanks to the returning officer and his staff, and expressed his acknow- ledgment to the other candidates for the courte- ous manner in which the campaign had been conducted. To him, he said. they had acted most chivalrously. He also thanked the elec- tors for the orderly way in which they had conducted themselves at all the meetings. His heart was so full of gratitude that he could only express himself in the famous words of Ceiriog. Ti wyddost beth ddywed fy nghalon." (Ap- plause.) He went on to say that he would do his best to serve the interests of the whole of the electorate industrially and politically with- out consideration for party or class. (Cheeek) For 20 years they were served by Mr D. A. Thomas—(cheers)—and he was sure tha4 apart from political opinion, they were all glad that Mr Thomas's health had recovered suM- ciently to enable him to serve Cardiff, and to continue his career in the House of Commons. (Applause.) Mr Keir Hardie, in seconding the vote, said that he had no fresh promise to make. His election was not only a triumph for Socialism —(cheers and booing)-but also for clean politics. (Applause.) He wished to acknowledge m the heartiest possible way the high standard of excellence set in the candidature by Mr Fox- Davies. (Cheers.) He (Mr Hardie) was sure that Mr Fox-Davies would carry away with him the respect and esteem of many people who had not voted for him. (Applause.) To come out of a contest like that with the re- spect of one's opponents was a great-tri- umph- (Cheers.) Mr Fox-Davies supported the motion and said that considering the figures he was per- fectly astounded at the reception he had had at all his meetings. He felt very-much indebted to the electors for the courteous way in which on every occasion he had been treated. (Cheers.) Mr Pritchard Morgan, who had a mixed re- ception, alao supported the motion. He thanked those electors who had so kindly supported him, and said they would have the satisfaction of knowing that he was not dependent for his livelihood upon the question of whether he was returned to the House of Oommons or not. The motion was adopted, and the Mayor briefly returned thanks. It should be stated that all the four candv dates acknowledged the kindness and tact dis- played throughout the campaign by the mem- bers of the borough police force under Chief- constable Wilson. Subsequently Mr Edgar Jones made a tour of the-constituency in a motor-car. —
MONMOirm BOROS. 'Newport's Rftply to Beer.' UNBOUNDEDENTHUSJASM. Never in the history of the Mnnmnwrti Boroughs has the victorious candidate been received with such unbounded enthusiasm as was the case last evening, when Mr Lewis Haslsun returned to Newport after his mag- nificent victory in the Monmouth Boroughs, for which constituency he was returned by the majority of 1,145, which is double his majority of four years ago. Mr and Mrs Haslam bad remained at Monmouth overnight, and shortly after 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon left by motor for Newport. On arriving at Usk they received a cordial welcome, and Mr Hiley, chairman of the local Liberal Association, with other leading Liberals, made congratulatory speeches. Mrs Haslam was also presented with a bouquet of flowers by the local ladies, and Mr Haslam briefly responded. The party abo received an enthusiastic welcome at other place en route. On arriving at Caerieon the Rev. D. Bevan Jones, a veteran in the cause, congratulated the hon. member on behalf of the Progressives of the ancient city, and Mrs Haslam was presented with two lovely bouquets respectively by Miss Edna Hazell, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. Hazell, Clytha Park, on behalf of the Newport and County Libberal Club, and by Mrs Burrows on behalf of the Crindau Women's Liberal Asso- ciation. Mr and Mrs Haslam briefly returned thanks, and with Mr Lyndon Moore, were compelled to enter a brougham which was drawn by hundreds of willing bipeds all the way to Newport. On arriving at the borough boundary they were met by scores of horses and brakes, traps, etc., all gaily decked in red. Here a procession was formed, some thousands of workmen having made the journey to the w boundary. Two or three dozen police made a cordon round the victor's brougham. Liberai knfw.,s, In tront of the procession wac a big hmum on which was inscribed Newport's Reply to Beer." This was apparently a reference to the activity of the brewers on polling day. There were other significant banners, including "Rubber Works, Newport, solid for Free Trade," "Britons Never will be 81a.v.es, No more of the Lords," etc. All along the route through the town there were scenes of the greatest enthusiasm, and the roads and pavements were absolutely impassable. The bramcars were completely held up and the populace cheered wildly as Mr and Mrs Haslam bowed their acknowledgments. On arriving at the Town TTaJI Mayor (Councillor W. M. Blackburn) formally wel- comed the hon. member on behalf of the citi- zens of Newport. Mr Haslam thanked the Mayor for his welcome, and said that he would continue to do his best for the Monmouth Boroughs irrespective of creed or party. He was now elected, and would regaxtl it as a duty and pleasure to promote the interest of Newport. The procession then proceeded towards Pillgwenlly, where the enthusiasm wm again unbounded. The procession returned to the town, and from the balcony of the West- gate Hotel Mr Haslam again thanked them for the welcome which they had given him. AT NEWPORT LIBERAL CLUB. Later in the evening Mr Haslam visited the Newport and County Liberal Club, and several congratulatory speeches were made by the member, Dr. A. Garrod Thomas, D.L, Alderman Geo. Greenland, J.P., Messrs E. W. Evans, W. Lyndon Moore, G. F. Lovell, and others. Several tributes were paid to the ser- vices rendered by Mr T. S. Gower, the Liberal agent.
BUFFETED CARDIFF SHIP. The-ss. Chuhnleigh, belonging to Messrs W. J. Tatem and Co., arrived at Cardiff yesterdagr morning. The vessel was eight days getting from Hamburg to Dover, whereas ordinarily the run to Cardiff occupies only three 8D4 a ri half days. Hamburgh was left on Saturday, the 8th instant, but m consequence of the gale which raged the Chulmleigh had to put back into the river. A start was again made on the Tuesday, water having been pumped into the two aft holds as ballast. The wind encountered was so terrific that. for the second time the vessel was turned back. On Thursday, the 13th, the ship again pat out, a strong head wind being met. The captain decided to run for Dover, as the vessel when she first left Hamburg on the 8th had only six days' boa- kers. So fierce was the wind that at txmes the Chulmleigh only made one and two an hour. The ship arrived at Doveron the 166h» and took in hunkers there and later at Port- land. The report that the Chulmieagh ran short of food is incorrect. Other Cardiff vessels had a bad time as well as the Chulmleigh, one of them being the Trongate, owned by HeiBM TurnbuU Brothers. ^=55
NEW AXIM MINES, LTD. One of the cheapest shares in the West African markdt is the New Axim. Capital JE100,000 in 5s shares. The area of theproperty is 7,860 acres, situated in the Wassau district of West Africa. Upwards of £ 100,000 has been expended in development work and upon con- struction of road to the coast. The develop- ments on five of the fourteen known reefs show assays varying from lOdwts. to 13ozs. The mines are equipped with all the necessary buildings, offices, &c. There is also a 20-head stamp battery with accessories on the way to the property. The present price of the shares is about 6s 9d."—" Hull Daily Mail," Jan. 11 tli, 1910.
Fifty Years Ago. FROM "CAHWFFTllttS," JAN. 2J. 1860. The clipper-ship Flora Temple was wrecked near Havannah on Thursday. She had 850 Coolie labourers on boa.rd,a.Il of whom perished. The boats were only of sufficient capacity to carry the crew, who took possession of them and.left the-Coolies to perish. A paper was read at the Statistical Society by Mr Leoni Levy, showing that the population of England was 20,0004300. Of this number 1,000,000 formed the upper classes, 9,000,000 the middle-class, and 10,000,000 the working classes. The upper classes paid £ 22^500^000 in taxes annually, equal to about £ 22 per head. The middle classes paid in taxes £ 33,000.000 a year, equal to £31.311 per head. The working classes paid about fljper head in taxes. The income of the one milbon upper classes was estimated at £ 180^000,000, that of the middle classes £ 270,000^000, that of the working classes £ 150,000,000. Each class paid, in taxes about one-tttaetfth of theinnoome. A recent law case in London brought to light some peculiar circumstances connected with the Cardiff police of which the Watch Committee were unaware. Inspector Giffard, of the Cardiff. potice force, called on Mr Jam Jonker, a well-known pawnbroker and general dealer in Bute-road, and informed him that he had information that some crack thieves were about to visit his premises, murder him (Mr Jonker) land then ransack the premises. The information caused considerable alann in the household, and two police- men were sent down who remained in an upper room during the night for a month. They were feasted, had' hot sappers each night, egg flip and brandy afterwards, and a good breakfast before leaving in the morning. A watchman was also posted each night outside the premises. The inspector, who had pledged his watch there for JE5, received it back free. A month passed by, and aa Mr Jonker was still alive, aod his house remained intact, he got rid of the police, and nothing more was ever heard of murder or robbery. On the circum- stances becoming known to the Mayor, the- inspector was at once suspended. At the meeting of the Watch Committee on Wednes- day Mr Jonker attended, and bore out all the statements made with reference to Inspector Giffard, but the Watch Committeedecided to take no action without further evidence was obtained." The Parliament was opened on Tuesday by the Queen in person, with all the pageantry of former years. It is a matter or comment that on this, the first night of the tSession, the Lords sat four hours longerthan the-Commons. The,reverse is usually the case. Mr George Grey Rous, of Couft-yr-ala, has been chosen High Sheriff of Glamorganshire for 1860-1. The lion. William Powell Rodney, of Iianvihangel Court, has been also chosen High Sheriff of Monmouthshire. The three banks of the town, the National Provincial Bank of England, the West of Eng- land and South Wales Bank, and the old Brecon Bank, have issued notices that after the 1st February their banks will be closed every Wednesday at 1 P-ni- (The National Provincial is the only bank now remaining of these three banks.) At the meeting of the Newport Town Coun- cil on Monday, Mr Kerby, of Gloucester, was elected borough surveyor. There were-fifty applicants for the position. The Cardiff mazkefc put up for sale by public auction. There was a good attendance, and some spirited bidding, 7 especially beWmi Mr Wiltshire, ofCafdnt, and Mr William Lewis, Swansea, to whom they wtere eventaaOy knocked down for the sum of £ 1*220. The contract-expends focthnee years. •