FOREIGN TELEGRAMS. -> I RiXTER'S -A>D CENY11AL i:\y;s II EF.Gl'illc. THE PLOT TO ASSASSINATE PRINCE BISMARCK. BfiRLiy, Thurs (-I ay. -Advice s received here from Belgium state that Duchesne, who is accused or having premeditated the assassination of Prince Bismarck, has been thrice examined by the Belgian authorities, and has refused lach time to name his alleged accomplices.
TBE VACANCY AT BEDFORD. The Bedford Conservatives decided en Thursday to offer no opposition to the return of the Marquis of Tavistock.
THE ATTEMPTED SUICIDE IN PENARTH I ROADS. t On enquiry at the Hamadryad Hospital Ship yester-I day, we were informed by Dr. Hughes that the man Stevens had swallowed a little nou,, ishment, and, pro- vided no relapse took place, was in a fair way of re- covery.
— PRESENTATION TO A MINISTER AT NBE PD A RE. At the quarterly meeting of the Northern Association of the Congregational Churches of Glamorganshire, jut held in this town, a very graceful and substantial recog- nition was made of the valuable services of the Rev. Joshua Thomas as a minister of the gospel. He has been in the ministry forty-two years, more than twenty of which have been passed in cannection with his present charge at Salem Chapel in this town. The testimonial consisted of a purse containing one hundred and forty pounds, towards which many members of other churches subscribed. The presentation was made by Mr John Harrison, the oldest member of the church. Addresses appropriate to the occasion were delivered by the Revds. Dr. Rees, Swansea: J. Farr, Aberdare E. Hughes, Penmain Profrssor M. Jones, Bala D. Jones, B.A. Merthyr, and by the chairman, Mr T. Williams, J. P. Goitre, Merthyr. The meeting was a very enthusiastic one. It may be mentioned that the Rev. Joshua Thomas is much respected by all classes in Aberdare.
TWENTY-FOUR PERSONS DROWNED. A melancholy boat accident has just occurred not far from Parma. A number of workmen returning from their o cupations, hadtoctoss the liver 1'0, and, while in the middle of the stream, a sudden squall overset the boat, and twenty-four persons were drowned. Only a child wag •ave« he was washed to the shore by the waves, and managed to crawl Oil the bank. Several boatmen imme- diately put off to render what assistance was possible, but 0 ving to the darkness and the strength of the wind their & d was of 110 ;ivail. Xoii: of the bodies have as yet been recovered.
A WOMAN KICKED TO DEATH AT MANCHESTER, John Nelson was convicted for trial at Manchester yes- day. fur the murder of his wife by kicking her till she died.
THE CONTEST AT KILKENNY. Mr D. J. Reardon, ot London, has issued his address to the Kilkenny electors, and Mr Kavannagh has retired it favour of Mr Gray.
——=—- MESSRS. MOODY AND SANKEY IN CHANCERY. Yesterday morning Mr. Chittv, Q.C., appeared for the plaintiff in the suit of Leader v. Moody and San key, ami Drought forward bis motion fur an interlocutory injunction against the defendants before the Master of the Rolls. The leuned counsel said the bill in this case was tiled by a gentleman named Leader, a stall-holder in Her Majesty's Opera, Haymarket, in order to ascertain his light and to obtain a perpetual injunction against Messrs. Moody and Sankey, who were holding religious services there. The motion stool over on Thursday last in order that affidavits might be fi!ed. Affidavits had been filed, and as he now found that there were no facts in dispute, aad that the issue must turn entirely upon documents, he thought it would be:1 pity that there should be a double hearing of the case. He therefore proposed that the motion should be turned into a motion for decree, the hearing of the cause to be advanced. Mr. Fry, Q.C., (with whom appeared Mr. Locock Webb) thought that this Would be a reasonable course to adopt, and after a short discussion it was arranged that the motion should pass, and the cause come on for hearing on Friday week.
THE FATAL QUARREL AT TREDEGAR. The adjourned inquiry into the death of William Miller, who died at Plumber's row, from the effects of a blow given by Phillip Williams en the night of the 20th March, was resumed at the Greyhound Inn, Tredegar, on Thursday. Mr Horace Shepard, so'icitor, watched the case on behalf of the relatives of deceased and Mr C. Harris was present on behalf of the prisoner. The pri- soner, Phillip Williams, was not in court. Ann Miller, the wife of the deceased, said On four weeks last Saturday my husband (deceased) came home at half-past nine at night. I went out, and as I passed 1 saw Philfip Williams in the house of LleweL'yn Lle- wellyn, next door he was smoking, opposite the door. Phillip Williams came to the house see my husband a week after the quarrel, but we declined because my hus- nd said, I don't want to see him, as he may strike me again, and cause my death." It was when my hus- band went out to look after the child that the blow was struck. My husband distinctly said it was Phillip Wil- liams who struck him. He did not see anyone, but heard the child say, Phil is hiding behind the wall with a hammer in his hand. The child says so now, and that it was a stone-breaking hammer. I have seen the hammer several times with the children about the place. When I came in on the night of the occurrence, I asked" Who did this?" and my husband said it was Phillip Williams. My husband went on the Monday morning to the surgery, and he was not long away, and on coming home went to bed, and was not a day after that out of his bed. I am sure he did not go cut drinking. The house of Phillip Williams is at one end of the row and mine at the other. There are four houses in the rank. Phillip Williams has no father liviii-, the father of deceased is alive. My husband was perfectly sober when he came home on the Saturday- night. He told me he left the Believue before Phillip. He and my husband have always been good partners since we lived near each other. I never heard of any qnarrel between them. By the Coroner It is a falsehood that my husound Went out drinking after he received the injury the doctor attended every day, and did not miss one day The child who slept at home with my husband was three years old last February my husband did not say he aad struck Philip Willi at ll Vue. By Mr Shepard We do not keep beer or liquor in our house" Any one coming from the Belle Vue to our house must pass Phillip Williams's house. When Phillip was sitting ia Llewellyn's house there was a candle _fin the hhie Phillip could hear very well what Mrs. Williams "ail to me when Phillip came to the house to see ray hr.sban 1 on the Saturday after the aÍhir he said to me I am sorry 1. gt- k him." My mother-in-law and sister-in-law came th, t the night of the row. Mrs Williams, wife of Phi' -Id me what was going to happen. She met me as I came from Coach-row, and said Philip had gone -out to fight my husband. Nothing was said about Bv^Mr Harris: I do not know that my husband was nghting at the Belle Vue. I only know what has been told me by other peed' Llewdlyn Idewelivn deposed I am a coiner and worked at the Drift, Tredegar. I knew nothing of the quarrel till after eleven o'clock on the night ltnappened. Deceased told me on the Saturday night t; at Phiup Williams had struck him. He did not mention his head or the striking when I saw him on the Monday. *V hep I next saw him he was bad in bed. That was the following Wednesday. Am sure no stick was mentioned. It might have been on Tuesday I saw him in bed, but I did not go into the room further than the door. I did not see him out on Monday, As I went towards Coach-row I met the wife of Phillip Williams coming from town. I told her that her hushand was in Llewellyn's house. When I came back I saw her run away from her house, and she told me Phillip had gone out to fight William Morgan. Mrs Williams told me she had not heard any row. I went to my house, and saw Williams going into his house. I went into my house, and my husband was sitting on a ehair, and Mary Roberts and Sarah Llewellyn were trying to stop the -blood. He was calling for his mother, and I sent after -her. My husband told me my little girl had been crying after me and had gone out, and he went out to fetch the child in. He told me he went out after the child. He told me this a week after the occurrence, and he waa perfectly seneible at the time he Paid it. He said it was Phillip Williams who struck kim, but he did not say what ne struck him with. I saw Pkilip Williams on the Tuesday after the 28th, and b» said he was j,;)rrv he bad struck _*liiier. and that there was nothing between them before. He cro not ssiy anything about a sticii. I never saw the hammer at all. I was at the Belle Vise. I first met Phil;? en tire sLne- breaking. Philip is not a drunken man. By a Juror All he --aid was Phillip litT,-(- struck me on the head." That was on the Saturday By Mr Shepard: On tte Tuesday after the Saturday Phillip was woK&ing with Eae on the stones Eear Saron Chapel. He said he was vexing became he had struck William Miller. He said, There was nothing btween me John Miliar. Ph>l'ip_ told me he had been qnar- celling with the faCiier of Wi?4- ain Miller at the Coach and Horses and at the Belle Yue> -e o^ld hig head down aa if he was in trouble. By Mr Harris Miiler did not mention any particular F^ace where the blow «;as given. By Mr Shepard We4eliver our .hammers up to the bc$8. I wsss tilling sfcooes with PSyilip on the Satur- ■ and we did not use asy hammers. I ByMrBrewef; Sarah, nay wife, told me first about ■ William Miller being struck, aad I went in at once to I see him. His head was cut, sad a handkerchief was over ■ «• ,IdM not see doctor coscus there tiiit night. I ■ don't know that they aent for one. I heard some of the I People saying Miller was not drihkazig on the Monday. ■ A Juror (» a tone-breaker) They can give up their I hammers if they choose or take them ■ Mr Harris: Than the gangers do not do their duty. ■ I to understand it so ? ■ Am I to understand it so ? I Co'oner • I don't take that down. ■ Mr Harris No, but I must notice it. I *r Fowler: I am glad to hear the question asked, I »rv did not reply to the question. ■ J7?? C'onrt then adjourned till Tuesday next.
IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT. PROBABLE DECISION OF THE MASTERS TO-DAY. MERTHYR, I'IIUTUDAY NIGHT. As lime roils on the feeling of the public and of the majority of the men in this district against the decision of the delegate meeting at Mountain Ash becomes more intense and resolute, and the resolve of the masters at the meeting at Cardiff to-morrow is looked forward to with grave concern and disquietude. It is said that the olive branch which the masters held out to the men ba, been insultingly struck down by paid agents and by men at work, who really ought not to have been allowed a voice in the matter; and it is feared that the masters, defied as they are by these delegates, and seeing all chances of a compromise impossible, will now insist upon further reductions in wages before opening their pits, and will take other ulterior measures which they have abstained from taking hitherto. I am in possession of some information as to the probable action of the masters at their meeting to- morrow which I beiieye to be authentic and reliable, as I Lave received it from a generally well-informed authority. My informant states, and the rumour, as I learn, is quietly whispered in other accre- dited circles, that those of the masters who were partially inclined to suggest arbitration in future dis- putes if the men had gone in upon the ten per cent. reduction will now, in view of the new complications of the dispute and the defiant attitude of the delegates at the Mountain Ash meeting, refuse to entertain the question at all, and will join heartily with their brother employers in fighting the battle to the bitter enJ." This, your readers will remember, was Mr Halliday's wish, and he is now likely to have that wish gralified- even if that bitter end should extend to one month or twelve montLs. It is a terrible thing for destitute men and their'suffering wives and children, but the delegates have declared for a ruinous war, and that ruin will, I fear, be utter and overwhelming. I am informed, moreover, that all the new works which are being proceeded with at the various Asso- ciated collieries will be at once stopped, and the men- a large number-now in work will be instantly dis- missed. This, I regret to say, will have the cffect of throwing a considerable number of additional families, men, women, and children, upon parish support. Most certainly the question of a further re- duction in wages will be discussed to-day, and it is more than prob able that the question of a differential reduction will b3 favourably entertained. The bituminous coal proprietors allege that they are unable to carry on their pits so as to make them pay without a very considerable reduction in wages, and 30 per cent., and even more, has been mentioned. My in- formant is inclined to believe that a proposal will be made to-day for 15 per cent. reduction in the steam coal collieries, and 25 percent in the bituminous col- lieries, and that this will be favourably entertained if not decided upon. There remains only the question of the miners' cot- tages to be considered. I may state that a considerable number of the men who went out on strike occupy houses belonging to the Associated Masters, but have not paid any rent since December. Many of these men went to work at once in the non-associated col- lieries, but although occupying the cottages of those against whom they are continually hurling defiance they have not thought it their duty to pay their rents. I have reason to believe that a resolution will be adopted to-morrow, to take stringent measures to obtain the rent or the cottages. These measures, however, will only be taken against the men now at work, but the tenants out of employ will not bo pressed in any way. The struggle is thus becoming more bitter and intensified, and the defiance of the delegates at the Mountain Ash meeting will be met, I fear, by equally stern resolves at the masters' meeting to-morrow. There is not,, I believe, the shadow of a pretence for insinuating, as your Tory contemporary has stated, that the masters are disunited upon any question of principle or policy. As I am informed they are thoroughly at one and united in the striugeui action which will be taken to-morrow. The defiant temper of the delegates on Tuesday has convinced them that conciliation and compromise are at present im- possible, and as the delegates^'aave declared for war, the masters, as I am told, are not likely to disappoint them. The terrible issues that depend upon a pro- longation of this fearful struggle are painful and sad beyond description, and every feeling heart must sorely bewail the sufferings which so many tens of thousands will still have to endure. The delegate meeting by rejecting compromise and the olivo branch are alone responsible for this additional bitter calamitv. ABERDARE, THURSDAY. A meeting, convened by Mr Henry Thomas, of Aber- aman, was held at the Temperance Hall this evening. The object of the assembly was to enable Mr Thomas to set himself right as to certain statements that had been circulated respecting him. The Rev. Canon. Jenkins presided, and invited a fair and iaiparciid hearing to everyone. Mr Thomas at the outset of the meeting bad a warm reception from the immense audience. lie expressed a fear, which was afterwards justified, that there were pome present who desired to interrupt the proceedings. Iti th. course of a brief, but pointed speech, he repeated his assertion, which had evaded so much displeasure, that some of the men of South Wales misunderstood arbitra- tion in the sensa in whio'i it was a*ked for. lie also tion in the sensa in whi'l it was aske(I for. He also -mment!d hi strong "i a si•<»;•>) recendv .V- red "t Liuneliy by Mr in \hi<1 arbitration was justified by the precedent afforded in Wales, through the arbitration case of Cory, Yeo, & Co. in August, 1872. Mr Thomas, from a familiaiity with the matter, having been at the time personally con- cerned, disproved Mr Halliday's arguments on that matter, and said that unless the men could be bound in some way or other to abide by the decision arrived at after a mutual reference to arbitration it was idle to plead for its adoption. He repeated his conviction that the men of South Wale? mistook the meaning of arbitra- tion as^explained by Messrs Halliday and Co. Let them, he said. first consider what followed the award of August, 1872, and unless men honourably agreed to act different to the course pursued on that occasion, why it was wasting time to ask for arbitration. Mr Thomas's statement upon this notorious matter was not once ques- tioned during the evening, nor was there any attempt to set aside other statements, wnich srsggested an impotent executive in connection with the Amalgamated Union. In _rep;y to the base and groundless assertions whica his calumniators had busily circulated, Mr Thomas appealed to many of his old confrtrcs who were present to come forward and prove a single instance where he he bad not done his duty faithfully; but none responded to the challenge. As t, one recent account, which had apparently intensified their displeasure towards him, Mr Thomas said that with reference to the ten per cent. re- duction he was not alone in admitting its justice and necessity, for others had done so, and the Western. Mail had long since done so, and recommended the men in the I present condition of the markets to accept i, Eollowinó. the meeting at Llanelly there was a leading article in the ilail recommending the men to go in on the ten per cent reduction. Mr Haliiday had stated himself that there was not one-fourth of the colliers in the Union. If so why not leave the three-fourths to themselves to discuss this question ? The sneaker's arguments were warmly received throughout, atthcugh it was apparent at an early stige of the proceedings that the opposition element prevailed in a strong degree. Three or four speakers followed in Welsh and Eng- lish in opposition to Mr Thomas, and eventually some notorious Unionists got up a disagreeable interruption, in the course of which the proceedings abruptly concluded upun a proposition that all should return home.
A COLLIER'S LETTER. Sit., I looked forwaid to yesterday's meeting with great anxiety and concern, and T am deeply sorry at its le^ult naviiig been nearly four months out of work, and naviag spent the little I had in the Post-office Sav- n.gsbank. I now cad. upon all those who are willing to work to band together m order to exoel the Holidays, the Aiacaonalds, the Aorahams, and all the Philip Jones's from the district, and let them and their friends go to from the district, and let them and their friends go to the North, cr, better still, to Botany Bay; and may we make the best bargains we can with our respective mas- ters. Trusting, Mr Editor, you will allov.' this to appear lam, &c., ISAAC WILLIAMS, Collier, Craigyreos, near Llandilo. 21st April, 187.5. I
I A globe lamp exploded at Leith on Saturday as it was being lit by the lamplighter. A number of children were playing around the base of the lamp-post. One of them was killed, and several were injured by the SiatCered pieces of glass From Wolverhampton, whence GlasLi-er and Ccxwell made the seven mile ascent and narrowly escaped death, Captain H. B. Di-ht on Monday, ascended in his war balloon, T airy," to illustrate the action of his sttering apparatus prior to making an experimental trip across the .British Channel, for which he announced that Tie had arranged with the British Government. The ascent how- ever, was not a success. The balloon and steering machinery a .torn condition in a neighbouring meadow. Captain Dight was placed in great jeopardy, j
THE FUNERAL OF THE LATE LORD TREDEGAR. Yesterday the earthly remains of the late LordTre- elegar were deposited in their last resting-place iu the family mausoleum at Bassalleg Church. By the ex- pressed wLh of the lamented nobleman, the tunerai ar- rangements were conducted in a stiictly private manner, the cortege from the mansion consisting of the members of the family, and those more immediately connected with his lordship, as solicitors, agents, or persons holding other responsible positions. If, however, the funeral is to be regarded as private, it is difficult to conceive to what extent it would have reached had it been announced as public. The weather was most unpropitious, rain pouring in torrents at intervals during the morning, with ° a bitterly-cold wind but despite this drawback, most if not all the parishioners of Basalleg, Coed-kennew, and inhabitants of the hamlets adjoining, to.-other with hundreds of people trum Newport, were present to witness the solemn ceremonial, and to pay the last tribute of respect to a nobleman whom they all so highly esteemed during the long life that he passed in their midst. Every sentiment uttered in con- nection with Lordj Tredegar ever breathed forth the kindest regard, and now that he is no more the keenest sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family in the ir- reparable loss they have sustained. Knowing the unspeakable worth of the departed nobleman, it is not to be wondered at'tbat so many per, onsavailed themselves of the opportunity of attending the funeral. A large number of persons were conveyed by the Mon- mouthshire Railway for Bassalleg, intent on being pre- sent as spectators at the solemn proceedings. Walking: from the Bassalleg-station to the church, a distance of half a-mile, the rain fell heavily. The church gates were besieged with those eager to gain admission to the venerable building as a shelter from the storm. Mr Superintendent MTntosh and Mr Inspector Sheppard, with a staff of police officers, had been deputed to pre- vent an entrance to the church grounds until the arrival of the funeral cortege from Tredegar-park House. It is a subject of regret that so many parsons, and more especi- ally females, had to wait fur upwards of an hour without shelter in the merciless rain. Even this, however, was not regarded as a hardship too great in order to carry out the intention of being spectators of, and to some extent participators in the funeral obsequies. The parishioners were the first to be admitted to the church, and gradually the sacred building began to fill. The interior presented a mournful aspect, the pulpit, read- ing desks, organ gallery, the Tredegar family pews, and other portions being draped in black. The mausoleum in which the remains of the departed Lord Tredegar were deposited is a somewhat spacious ^apartment, reached by an entrance from the north side of the chancel. There are a double set of doors, the inner of which are massive, and when closed fit tightly. The mausoleum was lit up by wax candies. The walls are coloured white, and also the roof, which is arched. In the eastern end twelve com- partments are made, each of which is destined to receive a coffin. As yet only nine of these sections were filled, that intended for the reception of the late Lord Tredegar making the tenth. In one division, however, two coffins are to be seen, one of which is that of an infant. None of the breastplates are visible, but three of the coffins bear tablets at the head, with inscriptions as fol- lows: Sir Charles Morgan, Bart., 1816." "Charles Rodney Morgan, Esq., M.P., 185-1." Frances Morgan, died 16th February, 1867, aged 67 years." This is appa- rently the last coffin deposited there. One of the cotfius presents a singular peculiarity, it being broader at the head than at the breast. In and around the church a number of costly monuments are erected, most of which bear inscriptions indicating that they have been erected to members of the Morgan family. Some of these are upwards of two hundred years old. It was not until 1.20 p.m. that the mournful and solemn procession approached the church. The muffled m'nute- bell, which had been tolled throughout the morning, indi- cated the approach by a quickened knell, and the throng- ing of persons into the sacred edifice. The order of pro- cession was as follows Two Mutes and Assistants. No. 1 Mourning Coach. Rev. Hugh Williams. Rev. Chancellor Hugh Williams. Melville Brewer, Esq. Jehoidi Brewer, Esq. No. 2 Mourning Ccaeh. F. Justice, Esq. w- T. Carlisle, Eq. H. G. Davies, Esq. Alexander Basse t, Esq. No. 3 Jlouriiing Coach. J. G. Palling, Esq. Da\id 'fhoma?, Esq. W. Treharne He. Esq. ■■ Two Assis-anti. Two Mutes and Supporters. State lid cf Pi tones. 9 3 -0 Five live < refers. Bearers. s* Q T'r.d.rSaker, .Assistant Mr Binj uniii Evans. Undertakers. No. 4 Mourning Coach. I Hon F. C. Morgan, M.P. Lord Tredegar (late Ho,], lion. George G. Morgan. Godfrey Morgan). Hon. Arthur J. Morgan. No. 5 Mourning Ccach. C. O. S. Morgan, Esq. Re v. Augustus Morgan. Caotaiu Styles. W. H. M. Styles, Esq. o. 6 Mourning Coach." Si George Walker, Bart D, R. Williamson, Esq Q, F. Waiker, Esq. Colonel Lindsay No. 7 Mourning Coach. Morgan Lindsay, Esq Lord F. Convngham, M.P. General Mundy Admiral Sir Robert Mundy No. 8 Mourning Coa h. Col fuel B. Millman W. S. Milman. Esq Sir Hugh Owen Colonel B. M liman No 9 Mourning C'oa- h. W. Owen, Esq Colonel John Owen Sjinuel Hum ray, Esq George Darby, Egq No. 10 Mourning Coach. L. A. Komfray, Esq Captain George Homfray lhe Rev J. C. Scoit Darby. No. 11 Mourning Coach. Mr Young Mr Rame Mr Peacock Mr Birkell No. 12 Mourning Coach. Mr Page Mr Staines Mr Potter Mr Brown Mr Green. The private carriage of the deceased. The Rev. Chancellor Williams and the Rev. Basil Wil Ham< met the procession at the church door, the latter reading from the order for the burial of the dead—" I am the resurrection and the life," &c. The Venerable Chan- cellor Williams, the private chaplain of the late noble lord, read in a most impressive manner the lesson from 1st Epistle Corinthians c. xv., from 20th verse. The choir of the church, with Mr Periin presiding at the organ, sang, in a deeply affecting manner, the appropriate hymn 163, from Hymns Ancient and Modern, commencing— When our herds an bowed with woe, When our bitter tears 0' rftow, When we mourn tho lost, the dear, Jesu, Son of Mirv, h:ar.. The Rev. Basil Williams next read—" Man that is born of a woman bath but a short time to live," &c., and pro- ceeded with the remainder of the service to the close. As the cofiin was carried to it- final resting-place in the mau- solemn, a perceptible thrill of emotion ran through the congregation. The organ peaied forth in sweet and solemn strains the Dead March from Saul and shortly pfter the sorrowing ,?,Pet--t(-rs lie,,Rzl to leave the Cit v i :.uh • on-; I■: open jLl linger, d to have a last look at the coffin, which contained all that is mortal of one whom they so dearly loved and respected. Our Brecon correspondent writes :—All the shopkeep- ers in Brecon had their shutters up on Thursday, vs a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased noble- man.
A GREEK FLNERAL IX SWANSEA. Last Monday Swansea was the scene of a funeral con- ducted with the full rites of the orthodox Greek Church. and many persons witnessed, for the first time, this ancient order of burial service. The deceased, Captain Angelicarra, of the royal navy of Greece, was by no means an ordinary man. In a nation boasting of its patriotism he was esteemed as a patriot indeed. Those who remem- ber the Cretan Revolution of seven and eight years ago will call to miad that a rakish little blockade running steamer named "Arcadian" annoyed the Turkish fleet for many months, and would not be captured do whatever our countryman Hobart Pacha chose, until a carefully planted shot damaged one of her paddle wheels, when her commander ran her ashore and escaped with his crew. The Turks then had an easy prey, and the 'A read ion," patched up, is now shown to strangers visiting Constantinople as a veritable trophy. The com- mander of this darirg craft-Captain Nicolas Angelicarra, a member of the Greek Parliament, and an otherwise dis- tinguished man—has, however, yielded him-elf to the last enemy, and now lies in his quiet'grave in Swansea Ceme- tery. On Thursday last, our local Greek priest, the Rev. father I fatherly, was telegraphed for, and happily arrived in tine to administer the Holy Communion and otherwise comfort the departing soul, which lingered till 1 riday morning at 10.30, when the end was peace. Mon- day was fixed for the funeral, and the Seamen's Church was kindly plr.cc-d at the disposal of the Greek Consul, Mr Mason, by the Rev. Dr Moore. A procession set out from the deceased's residence, and walked to the church, where a space was cleared for the numerous mourners to stand, sitting and kneeling being postures unused in the Greek a-rvices. The funeral service, consisting of Psalms, Stchera, Canon, Epistle, Gospel, and the service of The Last Kiss," was then gone through by the nev. Father Hatherly, and occupied close upon two hours. The pro- cession then re-formed, and proceeded in coaches to the cemetery, where the English Church service was read by the Rev. Dr Moore. The Greek sailors present filled up the grave of their respected and lamented compatriot. All the ships in the harbour dropped their colours, and many of the principal inhabitants of the town testified their respect by sending their carriages to take part in the procession. The deceased left all his property by will to the royal navy of Greece.
A REDUCT¡'JN UF WAGES IN THE NORTH STAITO RD-HIUE COAL-FIELD. The North Staffordshire coal and ironstone masters have resolved to give notice to all the workmen in the coal and ironstone mines of a reduction of ten per cent. in wages, the reduction to come into effect on the 15th of May.
Kennedy, the petty sessions clerk of Riverstown, who was stabbed by bis neighbour (Cushman) while visiting aim, med Luesday. Cushman, who afterwards cut his •«wn throat, has also died. Messrs Brookes' second party of Palestine tourists arrived at Beyron in safety on Saturday, having accomplished the through journey. A third party were yesterday at the Sea of Galilee, on their way to Lebanon. A distressing and fatal accident happened on Monday to Miss Fai-rer, of the Trinity House, London, and Bram- ley, near Guildford. The young lady was riding on the Down. when the horse rolled, and she was thrown, and dragged along the ground at racing speed for a considra- able distance, head downwards. When the horse was stopped it was found that her skull was fearfully frac- ttired, and fhe was fjuite deaJ.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT INQUIRIES AT CARDIFF. Mr J. S. Harrison, C.E., one of the Inspectors of the Local Government Board, attended at the Board-room of Cardiff Workhouse yesterday,for the purpose of holding a final inquiry previous to the issuing by the Local Go- vernment Board of a provisional order for the formation of the parishes of Penarth, (Jogan, and Llandougli into a rural sanitary district. Mr J. S. Corbett and Mr A. Corbett attended on the part of Lord Bute Mr Forrest and Mr Bernard, C.E., represented Lord Windsor; Mr Tinker represented the ratepayers of Cogan, and Mr Leyshon the ratepayers of Llandough, Mr W. P. Stephenson the Cardiff Sanitary authority. Mr HARBISON said the inquiry was a formal one, but one necessiry to be held before the provisional order could b issued. lie believed it was clearly understood at the last inquiry that all parties were in favour of the formation of the Board of Health for the three parishes, and he therefore presumed that no opposition would be raised to it now. All present expressed themselves in favour of the formation of the Board. Mr HARRISON The next question is the constitution of the Board. How many members should you think that the Board should consist of ? Mr CORBETT and Mr FORREST expressed themselves in favour of the Board consisting of nine members. Mr HARRISON It must be some number divisible by three. What is the population of the district? Mr CORBETT said the population of Penarth, including the floating population, would be about 3,000; Cogan, 'according to the census of 1871, 602 and Llandough, G;9. Mr HARRISON Then nine would be a good working number for so small a population. Mr STEPHENSON suggested that the district should be divided into wards. If this was not the case the large excess of population in Penarth would entirely swamp the smaller parishes of Cogan and Llandough, who would thereby fail in securing a representative. Mr HARRISON Would it not be better to increase the number of members of the Board to twelve, giving six to Penarth and three each to the other parishes ? Mr CORBETT felt that it would be better to confine the number to nine,dividing the district into two wards, one for Penarth with six members representing the town and population, and the two parishes of Cogan and Llandough ward, having three members, these two parishes being almost entirely agricultural. Mr HARRISON pointed out that it was better that the provisional crder should include the formation of the dis- trict into wards, but that it should be left to the inhabi- tants to arrange and petition the Local Government Board. Before the first Board was elected the inhabit- ants could meet and divide the districts into wards, They could then send their determination for the ap- proval of the Local Government Board. The Local Government Board had power to increase the number of members, but if the division of the district into wards was invested in the provisional order then it would be necessary to obtain another provisional order before any increase in the number of members of the Board could take place. In the discussion that followed it was generally con- sidered desirable that the district should be divided into wards by the Local Government Board, but Mr Harrison decided that the question should be left open. In the event of the inhabitants holding a meeting and coming to an arrangement respecting the division of the wards the resolution would be communicated to the Local Govern- ment Board, and in the event of the inhabitants not taking any action the Local Government Board would make the division themselves. Mr W. P. Stephenson and Mr E. B. Reece were named as the returning officers for the first election. The inquiry then terminated. CADOXTON WATER SUPPLY. An inquiry was then opened into the necessity of affording the village of Cadoxton a better supply of water. Mr R. F. L. Jenner, of Wenvoe Castle, as the owner of the land in Cadoxton, attended also Mr T, Jenkins, assistant overseer of the parish, Mr Laurie, guardian of the parish; Mr Jones, of Western Farm, overseer, appeared for the ratepayers. Mr Stephenson- the clerk, and Mr Granger, medical officer, and Mr J. E. Thomas, inspector, represented the Cardiff Rural Sani- tary Authority. Mr HARRISON said that the inquiry was the result of an applic ition from the Cardiff l ural Sanitary Authority for the sanction of the Local Government Board to borrow the sum of £ 350 for the supply of water to Ca- doxton-Juxta-Barry, and he had consequently been in- structed by the Local Government Board to hear any person who might be interested in this matter before they gave their sanction to the money being borrowed. Mr STEPHENSON, on the part of the Rural Sanitary Authority, explained that the attention of the Authority was last summer called to the water supply of Cadox- ton and their officers had presented reports upon it, and those reports showed that the_ supply was utterly inade- quate in a dry season, and during that time the inhabi- tants had to fetch water from a very long distance, or from very objectionable sources. One source of supply was a brook which received the sewage matter from several houses above Cadoxton, and also the refuse and sewage matter from the village itself, and this fact would at once dispose of the brook as a source of supply. Ca- doxton was a village pleasantly situated by the sea-side, and received a considerab'e addition to the number of inhabitants during the summer season, and the visitors in the summer had experienced considerable incon- venience in consequence of the want of water, and the inconvenience was also very severely felt by the poorer inhabitants of the village. The fixed population of Ca- daxt'm was 208, and the number of houses sixty, chiefly inhabited by poor persons, who had to go a long distance for their water supply, or else they took it from con- taminated sources. The proposed water supply came from a spring on land, belonging to Mr Jenner, who had generously placed it at the disposal of the Rural Sanitary Authority. The spring was one that would afford an unlimited supply to the inhabitants. It was far above p any fear of contamination from the sewage matter from the houses, and by gravitation alone the water could be carried to the tops of any of the houses in the village. In reply to Mr Jenner, Mr Granger said that be had subjected the water to a qualitative examination. It was good wholesome drinking water, but hard. The spring was situated on a farm called Pencoid Tree, about 60 chains from the central portion of the village, and the scheme of Mr Thomas, the inspector and sur- veyor, was to fix a reservoir under the mouth of the spring, and which would then be 80ft. above the village, capable of holding 3,500 gallons, and then carrying the water by means of iron pipes into the village, fixing there fine public taps accessible to all, and having the water laid on to those houses whose occupants desired it, making a charge for the use of the water so taken. The estimated cost of the entire work was £;356, This sum would be borrowed of the Public Works Loan Commis- sioners to be repaid in 30 years, which would involve an annual tax on the ratepayers of 218 but this would be materially reduced, as several occupiers of houses had ex- pressed a wish to have the water thus obtained laid on to their houses, for which a minimum charge of 2d per week per house would be made. Mr Jenkins, the assistant overseer, presented a memo- rial, signed by every inhabitant of the village, against 1 9 the scheme, the great point of objection being the ex- pense, and the want of any guarantee that the estimate would not be exceeded. They were all (,f them in favour of sinking wells for private houses, and sinking one well for public use. This plan did not meet with the approval of the in- spector, who was evidently strongly in favour of the scheme proposed by Mr Thomas, only suggesting that the tank could be lessened to save expense. Mr LOWIng objected to the five public taps. If these were allowed the parties who might otherwise have the r l ddin'o f'c v h'>«<« WO"ld iw», m the w hole ■ p. •>• w.»uld f.di t-K li.-i r i.epuy.Ts, Mr JONES, the overseer, mentioned that the feeling of the inhabitants of the village was entirely against the scheme of Mr Thomas. Mr W. J. JONES, of Cardiff, gave evidence respecting the inefficient supply of water for Cadoxtan, stating that he had lived there 10 years and had to pay a woman 3d far a pitcher full of water whenever it was required for drin king purposes. Mr GRANGER also gave evidence respecting the imper- fect and impure supply of water for the village, the two chief sources, the brook and the Moors pond, being quite unfit for drinking purposes. Mr STEPHENSON said the Local Government Board had promised to recommend the Public Works Loan Commis- sioners to lend the money at 3 per cent for such pur- pa,es. Mr HARBISON considered that the offer of Mr Jenner to give the water supply to the village was a very hand- some one, and desired that a copy of his Ltter to the Car- diff Sanitary Authority should be sent to the Local Government Board. The inquiry then terminated.
THE BRECONSHIRE ELECTION. [FROM OUR BRECON CORRESPONDENT.] The address of Mr MuitLnd, the Liberal candidate, appears in cur advertising coluacts, and speaks for itself in a frank, practical manner. The Liberals are unques- tionably as well prepaed on this occasion as the Conser- vatives everything is "cut and dried," and to-day (Fri- day) operations wiil commence in earnest. The addresses of both parties arc posted up. Apart, from pa'ty feelings and vague conjectures, there is a general well-founded im- pression that the odds are against Mr Howel Gwyn. The Liberals intend holding public meetings, but the times or places are not yet fixed. Amongst the speakers who are going to be invited is the eloquent Rev. J. R. Kilsby Joues, of Llanwrtyd, who is an excellent speaker in Welsh and English, while his wit, if anything, supersedes his eloquence. The majority in favour of the Hon. Godfrey Morgan at the last county election was only about 500, and if this was all with the direct aid of the Tredegar interest, surely Mr Maitland stands a chance on this occasion. [FROM AN OCCASIONAL CORRESPONDENT. J The funeral oi Lord Tredegar having taken place yes- terday, the contest for the county of Brecon will have commenced in grim earnest by the time this paper reaches our readers. The Liberals, taking time by the fore-lock, were however as fuliy prepared for the impend- ing struggle as ever Prinee Bismarck was for the Franco- German war. Past defeats have taught them lessons of wisdom which they have not been slow to learn, and the issue of the present contest will show what apt scholars they have been. Possessing an organization as nigh per- fection as possible, with many of the shrewdest and most determined in the county upon their side, and with the great mass of those who have to determine the struggle by their votes unmistakeably Liberals, it will indeed be strange if the came which Mr Maitland so ably represents does not prove gloriously victorious. It will be seen from the address of the Liberal candidate, that Mr Maitland speaks with no uncertain sound as to the course he intends to pursue should he be elected as a fit and proper person to represent the county in Parliament. His manly expression of disapproval at the "marked inert- ness which has characterised the present Parliament will find an echo iu every Liberal breast throughout Breconshire. The farmers of the county, too, need not for a moment hesitate to entrust their interests to one whose address plainly evinces to what an extent he has their welfare at heart. Mr Mai land's views on the Agricultural Holdings Bill, the Land Laws, and the Tenant Compensation Bill are such as to give him a well-deserved claim to be considered a true friend of the farmer. This claim the shrewd, practical agricul- culturists of Breconshire will not be slow either to acknowledge or appreciate, and, if untrammelled by land- lord terrorism, there cannot, be the slightest doubt but that Mr Maitlmd would be returned by a large majority. We commend to the notice of our Brecon- shire readers the opinions of the Liberal candidate upon various other prominent political questions of the day, feeling sure that his views will elicit the cordial approval of those in whose interest Mr Maitland has come forward. A feV7 days a.go, our Tory contemporary, with that politeness which forms its distinguishing characteristic, took occasion to allude to the present Liberal candidate as only celebrated for his last year's defeat." The very suggestive homily naturally aroused a not very pleasing recollection of the tim" when Mr Howell Gwyn's name was prominently before the Brecon public in connection with election matters. It was uncharitable on the part of our contemporary to revive old memories which had better slumber, but a comparison b tween the electioneering experience of Mr Ma-itlarid and Mr Gwyn would prove far more favourable to the for- mer than to the latter. Mr Gwyn's chief claim to the sup port of county voters (the majority of whom are Non- conformists) would appear to be in the fact that he is a staunch Churchman. Had he been returned a week ago no doubt he woald have been one of the bigoted fourteen who conscientiously voted on Wednesday last against the second reading of Mr Osborne Morgan's Burial Bill. Let the Nonconformists of Breconshire a3k themselves whether they will support in any way a political party which, "in the interests of the Established Church," would either exclude Dissenters when dead from church- yards or bury them with the burial of a dog. Mr. Howel Gwyn, however, has very little chance of ever seeing M.P. at the end of his name. Mr Maitland has every- thing in his favour; he has been over the ground before, is well-known and respected, and the Breconsnire elec- tors will put the right'man in the right place by sending Mr Maitland to represent them in Parliament.
Jmperial parliament ') HOUSE OF LORDS. —THURSDAY. The Lord Chancellor took his seat at 5 o'clock. ROYAL ASSENT. The Royal As-ent was given by commission to the Mutiny Bill, the Maiine Mutiny Bill, the Building Society's Act, 1S73. Amendment Bid, and some other public and private Bills. AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS BILL. On the motion for going into" Committee of Supply on the Agricultural Holdings ( England) Bill, The Duke of RUTLAND thanked the President of the Council for making what he regarded as an honest at- tempt to settle what he called a very difficult and delicate question. He approved of the permissive character of the measure, desiring to preserve the most absolute freedom of contract between landlord and tenant, but considered that drainage should be placed in the second class for compensation instead of the first class, and that some alteration should be made in the provision requiring a quarterly notice to quit. The House then went into Committee. The Duke of SOMERSET proposed to omit from Clause 5 the words which restricted compensation to cases where the letting value was increased by improve- ment. the Duke of RICHMOND could not agree to the pro- posal, because improvement of the letting value was part of the Bill. Clause 5 pro vided that where a tenant executed upon a holding an improvement which added to the let- ting value he thould receive compensation if the i;n provement was unexhausted at the termination of the tenancy, Clause 6 to set out what the improvements were, and by Clau-e 7 it was endeavoured to be shown how the compensation should be calculated. A discussion ensued, in the course of which Lord CARLINGFORD opposed, and Lord HAMPTON sup- ported the amendment. The Earl of KIMBERLEY expressed the opinion that it wou'd be unjust to debar a tenant from receiving compensation for unsuccessful improvements made with the consent of the landlord. Ultimately the amendment was wi h Irawn. Replying to a suggestion from the Earl of Airlie, The Duke of RICHMOND understood that it was contemplated to bring up a report limiting the compen- sation to the actual outlay. The Duke of ARGYLE pointed out that under the clause as it stood it omitted limitations which the most ardent advocates of tenant rights recognised as necessary. Where land was let on lease it was implied that the farm should be kept up, and the farmer could have no claim for expenditure incurred. He suggested the introduction upon the report of words implying that Parliament re- cognised the right of the tenant to compensation only where he had not otherwise been remunerated for his im- provements. The LORD CHANCELLOR considered that there was no necessity for the abolition of such words, because under the Bill as it stood any pecuniary advantage the tenant enjoyed by low re-it or otherwise would be taken into account in assessing the compensation. The Duke of RUTLAND proposed to amend the Gth Clause by transferring the drainage of land from the first to the second class of improvements for compensation. This, after a discussion, was rejected and various other proposals for amendments were made, but the clause was at length adopted without material alteration. A Clause was added after Clause 9, on the motion of the Duke of Richmond, requiring fourteen days' notice to the landlord, before executing improvements of the second and third classes. The House adjourned at twenty-five minutes past eleven o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. LOCAL PETITIONS. Mr CORDES presented a petition from School Teachers at Newport (Mon.), in favour of retiring pen- sions for teachers. A TICHBORNE PETITION. Mr FORSYTH stated that he had a petition com- plaining of the conduct of the judges in the Tichborne trial, but as it contained allegations against the Speaker similar to those in the Prittlewell petition he declined to present it. THE HOUSE AND THE PRESS. Mr SULLIVAN asked Mr Disraeli whether it was the intention of the Government, in view of the present anomalous relations between this House and the public press as to reports of public proceedings of the House and of Committees, to propose some reform which, while maintaining the due control of this House over the pub- lication of its proceedings, shall relieve the public press from the hazards under which it now discharges import- ant and useful functions towards this House and towards the country. Mr D1SRALI said it was not intended to propose any such reform as the one referred to.. Mr SULLIVAN subsequently gave notice that in order to prevent breaches of privileges, and to terminate the present anomalous relations between the House and the Press, he would to-morrow, in case he perceived strangers present, call attention thereto, and he would do the same every evening throughout the session should he observe '71: t'll strangers present. (Cheers). COCK FIGHTING. In reply to Mr Macdonald, Mr CKOS3 said his attention had been called to ac- counts in tho Birmingham morning News of the 19th inst, describing two cock-tights which had taken place in the Grand Stand at Aintree, on the 14th inst, and at Sutton- Coldfield on the 17th inst, and he believed that the fight said to have taken place at Sutton Coldfield had really occurred on the borders of Staffordshire, The county'authorities of both places had taken active steps to discover the off and to a great extent they had succeeded. At Aintree the police got in while the fight was going on, and took many names, some of which were fictitious, but 13 of the offenders had been identified, and every precaution would be taken to ensure their conviction. Mr MACDONALD gave notice thot he would on an early day move an address to the Crown, praying that the names of the promoters of these exhibitions should be printed and laid on the table. PEACE PRESERVATION7 (IRELAND) BILL. On the motion for going into committee on the Peace Preservation (Ireland) Bill, Mr BIGGAR moved that it was inexpedient to proceed with the consideration of the Bill re-enacting and modi- fying detached portions of several statutes until it showed distinctly the provisions which were to form part of the revised and continuous code, and also that in the opinion of the House it was inexpedient to continue auyportions of the Act of 1871 without an inquiry into the present con- dition of the districts affected by its provisions, and the effect of their operation in them. The hon. member continued to address a very thin House in support of his point for three hours, when a motion was made to count the House, but there were more than 40 members pre- sent. He then proceeded to complain that there was not the slightest necessity for the continuance of this coercive policy, affirming th;it the reports of the local authorities and the statement of the chief secretary proved this as- sertion. He therefore challenged the Government to assent to an inquiry which the House ought to insist upon, before it allowed a measure to pass which placed the con- stitutional rights and the personal liberties of the in- habitants of Ireland at the mercy of the executive. Sir. J. McKENNA seconded the amendment, and denied that Ribbonism had any existence at the present day. He regarded the Bill as a structure of confusion so far a« its enacting clauses went, but agreed that its re- 1)a.in;. elo.u-es were exc -d-nt. lIe read b.ngt:, v ?:<t:act. train the evidence taker, be ore the secret comniuue upon the Westmeath outrages, which he contended supported his views as to the non-existence of Ribbonism, and urged that the general law of the country was sufficient to deal with crime without resorting to legislation such as that inaugurated by the Coercion Acts, and proposed to be cuntiuued by the measure before the House. Mr R. SMYTil urged that every clause of the Bill ought to be carefully examined before the House passed itinto^law. In fact it ought to be entirely recast in Committee, lie believed that Englishmen, as a rule, wished to be iriendly to Ireland if they knew how, but something more was required than good intentions, and he protested against this Bill as being unnecessarily severe. Mr WH ALLEY said that Government was guilty of a most hypocritical policy towards Ireland in ignoring the existence of an imperium in imaerio in the Roman Catholic priesthood. Mr O'CONNOR Mr M'CARTHY, and Mr FAY supported the amend meat. Mr M'CARTHY DOWNING, complained that the Government had broken its pledge to bring in separate Bills to renew the Acts which were now embodied in one measure. Sir M. II. BEA.CE complained that the Irish mem- bers refused to recognise the very considerable relaxation which the present Bill made on the existing law. He affirmed that Government had fulfilled both the letter and the spirit of the promise of the Prime Minister to bring ia a Bill to renew these Acts at a period of the session when their policy could be fully discussed. After the exhaustive debate on the second reading it was very unusual and altogether unfair to raise such a discussion as_this. The length of the speeches on the other side quite precluded any reply, if such were necessary for there had not been a single argument to-night which had not been raised on the second reading. After the report of the magistrates, the police, and local authorities, the Government, in its re- sponsibility for the peace of the country could not alto- gether give up these powers. No one had the slightest desire to chcck the fullest expression of Irish opinion on such a question but he thought that the Irish members had availed themselves of their opportunities to the fullest extent, and lie trusted that they would now let the Bill go into Committee. Some of the amendments it was im- possible the Government c;>uld adopt, but as to the others they would ,rive them their b^st consideration. Captain NOLAN denied that there was any relaxation in the Bill, which was practically the severest ever brought in. Mr O'LBAItY moved the adjournment of the debate. Mr DISRAELI said he fully recognised the motives of the Irish members in opposing this Bill, but he trusted that they would see the necessity of allowing the Bill to go in Committee out of regard to the progress of public business. The Marquis ot HARTINGTON thought that if the debate was prolonged an hour or two longer the Irish members would do well to meet the views of the Premier. After some further discussion the motion for an ad- journment was negatived by 245 to 63. Major O GORMAN said if an insolent majority were to trample on the liberties of his country, those liberties should die hard. He again moved the adjournment. Mr DISRAELI then gave way, and the debate was adjourned, The House aojourned at 1.30.
Mr Kennedy, the Petty Sessions Clerk at Riverstown, near Cork, on Saturday, visited a neighbour named Cush- man, who was ill and delirious. Whilst Kennedy was sitting at the bedside talking to Cushman's wife, Cush- man leaped out of bed and attacked him with a razor inflicting several gashes, one of which penetrated the lungs. He then cut hi own throat. Both lives are I despaired of.. J
OUR OWN COSUESPONDENTS Axn EXCLUSIVE isourtc.cs.] THE IRON, COAL, AND TINPLATE TRADE OF SOU I'll WALES. (SPECIAL RSrcW EY OSU OWN CORHESPONDENT.) CARDIFF, Thur: day Night—There can be no doubt that the C1),re the colliers' representatives have taken this week has given great dissatisfactio n, and it is to be hoped that the great majority of men will see their way to declining to follow their conns 1. As to trade there is very little change to be do not point to any improvement in the d f. iron, and con- sidering that we are near the en t of 41 e fourth month of the year it is not very likely thar t': v-re will be much activity ia the iron trade between t::1" and December. The total quantity of iron cleared from the district last month was only 603 i tons, which, it is hardly necessary to say, was barely 1-Gtli of the usual elearanee-s :-Callao, 808 tons rails Gothenburg, 1,006 tons Savanilla, 579 tons Singapore 317 tons Christiana, 230 tons Dron- theim, GO,) tons Lisbon, 257 tons Moss, 417 tons; Rosario, 610 tons Sautsnder, 527 tons Boston, 135 tons Port Nolloth, 1eO tons Rio Janeiro, 381 tons and Bari, 120 tons bar. Cardiff exported 2,710 tons; Newport, 2,660 tons and Swansea, 6o9 tons. There is still a downward tendency to be noticed in the coal trade. The non-association pits are not so actively employed as they were, aud the supply is rather in excess of the demand. The work done ia: t month may be gleaned from the following statistics. The export of coal during the month was as annexed :—Cardiff, 150,156- tons, as against 219.916 tons in M.i.roh last year New- port, 10,809 tons, against 39,25-1 tm;; Swansea, 39,578 tons, against 56,601 tons; and Liaaelly, 11,719 tons, against 8,721 tons. The shipments oi coal coastwise dur- ing the same periods were as annexed :—Cardiff, 42,144 tons, against 62,233 tons; Newporr, ■> L 080 tons, against 52,231 tons Swansea, 23,574 tons, against tons and Llanelly, 10,461 tons, against 7,20-3 tons. Caidiff ex- ported 11,008 tons patent fuel, and .Swansea 12.412 tons. Tin-plate workers continue to limit the make, owing to the high price of raw materials.
THE IRON, COAL, AN-) HARDWARE TRADES OF THE WEST MIDLANDS. BIRMINGHAM,Thursday.—Galvanisers were here to-day, as in Wolverhampton yesterday, seeking to place orders for singles at under maker's quotations. Here and there they wtre succes-ful in depositing specifications at kil 12s 6d, but makers would not take large lots at the figure, and the bulk of the trade demanded £ 11 15s as the minimum. There are few galvanising establishments which have a good position in the roofiug trade where full time is not being worked. The demand, on account of Australia and home markets, has mostly contributed to this end. Yet the general opinion If the proprietors is that Australia is overstocked. Best boiler plates keep in pretty good demand in the Manchester and certain other home markets hoops are going to Liverpool for exporta- tion, and to the packing case makers at home, but the competition is so great alike in hoops and in strips that very little profit results from the transactions. Bars are in only little request for any but the best brands, for which merchants are compelled to give makers' terms, which are £ 11 but an excellent bar is to be had at £10 to £ lo 10s. Stamping sheets keep in request,and fetch from £ 17 to JE19. The lull of the past few days in the failure breeze, which threatened to swell into a storm, occasioned a bitter feeling to-day than last Thursday. By two of the London suspensions one iron-making firm in North Staffordshire has b^en bit to the extent of £ 5,000, but the loss can be well borne the highest figure in any one case in Birmingham and South Staffordshire stands at £ 2,000. Coal is in great demand about Canncck Chase and Dudley, to supply the domestic market in the South of England but the small collieries are not doing much. Employers of labour complain that the requirements of the market are barely met, alike as to the pits, the fur- naces, the forges, and the hardware factories. Notwith- standing the South Wales lock-out, the presence of a Welsh collier or furnaccman seeking work is the excep- tion, and where work has li en offered to either the one or the other he has usually curled his lip at it and passed on.
PONTYPRIDD DEATH OF AN OLD ANGLER.—A veteran fisherman, Mr Thomas Lewis, of the Lamb and Flag, expired on Tuesday, after a few days' illness. Mr Lewis was well known for his success with the rod, his knowledge of the weaknesses of that prince sf fishes, the trout, was un- equalled in the district. Ail the rivers for miles around freely gave up their treasures to the minute tactics of the experienced angler. Like most sportsmen of the streams, from Isaak Walton, who has thrown a facinating halo over the rod and line, Mr Lewis was always mot willing to give the benefit of his experience^ young enthusiasts. His well-lnown f Ace was always welcome wherever he went, for a more harmless, inoffensive man never lived. It is expected that his funeral, which will take place to-day, will be largely attended. As a member of 'he Pontypridd Licensed Victuallers' Association, t. muster of the body is expected to follow his remains. The deceased was about CO years of age.
ABERGAVENNY. AKOTHER FIf:E. -Another disastrous fire broke out on Wednesday last at L'ansabbath Farm, about tluee miles from Abergavenny, in the prish of Llanover, in the occupation of Mr J. James. The farm buildings con- sisted of a barn, cowhouses, and stables, which all adjoined each (jthr and were attached to th L'.imhou3e. About 8 p.m. on Wednesday night Mr James, upon entering the cowhouses, found them on lire, and be had just time to remove three caives and some implements when the whole place was all in a blaze. There being large quantity of straw in the buildings the tire preaa very rapidly, but he immediately despatched a mesd songer on horseback to Abergavenny for the lire brigade- which arrived at the spot between 9 and 10 o'clock, by which time the whole of the buildings aforesaid, as well as a grain a ry above the cjwhousej, werejwiapped in flames. The brigade found it useless to try and put out the tire, so they at one,, proceeded to cut off the com- munication between the buildings and the dwelling- house. The river Usk ran close by, and they were thus amply supplied with water, and a large crowd of persons from Abergavenny and the neighbourhood rendered great assistance. After strenuous and almost hopeless effort they succeeded in cutting off the communication. The fire was got under about 2 p.m., but not before the whole of the outbuildings had been completely gutted, nothing but the walls being left. There were a number of ricks on the eastern side of the building, but owing to the. strong eastern wind blowing at the time, and the efforts of the brigade, they were saved. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is supposed to have resulted from a spark out of one of the m^r 's pipes. The damage is estimated at from £ 20:) to £ d:». DOAHD OF GUARDIANS.—'The fortnightly meeting of this board was held at the workhouse on Thursday. There was a large number of guardians present. The relief list in the lilaenavou district waslvery heavy, and the relieving officer stated that a considerable amount of destitution prevailed. Mr Thos. Watkins was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year by a majority of one vote, there being seven votes in favour of Mr Thos. Williams, of Aberfrwdo, and eight in favour of Mr Watkins. Messrs. Edward ?[<¡nis, grocer, Neville-street, and Mr D. Lewis, Blaenafon. were to the assessment committee.
A B Kit DARE. MA !rr.v;r,I D I great man; fr; Is interest -1 !• • ;dL i dly uae.marri iistwun ;\ir Jsniiius, of Merthyr, and Miss Llewellin, daughter of Mr Llewelin, manager of Lletty Shenkin Colliery. MINISTERIAL RESIGNATION.—We arc informed that the Rev. John Evans, minister of Trinity English Calvinstic Methodist Cnapel, has resigned his position as minister of that church. t is stated that he intends joining the Presbyterians. Trinity Chapel was built only a few years ago, and Mr Evans was the first pastor.
PENARTH. ANOTHKI SUICIDE.—On Thursday morning, another jt unfortunate man has committed suicide by drowning in the docks here. It appears that a journeyman painter belouging to "oath came over here on Wednesday night, and early next morning he went down to the lower end of the docks. He descended the steps leading to the water, took off his boots, coat, and hat, called out to some people who bed noticed his stranue demeanour, Good-bye ad," and plunged into the basin. The body was recovered soon afterward?, a a I every effort at re- storaiion was made, but without avail. The name of the man has not yet been ascertained, but it has been stated that he leaves a family.
TREDEGAR. DEATH or MRS ROBERTS. This event occurred quite suddenly on Thursday morning, at the farm near Nantybwch. The utmost sympathy is felt for Mr Richard Robins in so very trying a bereavement, and a very young family are, at almost aa hour's warning, deprived of one of the best of mothers.
IUIYMNEY. THE SAD CASE OF DROWNING.—On Wednesday after- noon the inquiry respecting the death of the unfortunate woman who committed suicide by drowning on Sunday morning was held at the Puddlors' Arms, before Mr H. Brewer, coroner, and a jury. The first witness called was David Jimes, who said:—I am tne husband of the deceased. We have ken luarrivd about 10 years. Saw nothing particular in my wife's habits lately. I went to bed about nine o'clock on Saturday night. Did not awake until seven next morning. Perceiving that she was not in bed, I made search for her in the garden and else- where. She was only partially dressed, some of her clothes being left on tue bed. It did not occur to me that she bad drowned herself. Nothing had been between us, and I had no indications of her being out of her mind. Sarah Davies said I saw the deceased on Saturday afternoon, when she appeared to be in low spirits. She asked me to lend her some money, and said that if she could not have wlut she wanted sh: r'Ulld not live. I told her she could not have them with ir.e, when she said she must die. 1 cautioned her not to say so, for fear something might happen before her time, when she said her time was already up." She also appeared to ba in great distress she wanted the money for the purpose of redeeming some artice" which she had pledged. She never made a remark to me that she would destroy her- self. James Griffin was a'so examined with respect to the drawing of the body out of the water. The jury re- turned a verdict that deceased committed suicide while in a state of unsound mind.
The revival services at Her Majesty's Opera were crowded both Tuesday afternoon and evening. The Duchess of Sutherland, the Duke a*;d Duchess of St Albans, and several ladies-in-waiting to the Princess of Wales, occupied the Royal box in the afternoon. Printed by Steam Power, and puulished by the sole Proprietor, DAVID DDNCAX, at his General Printing Offices, 75 and 76, St. Mary-street, in tie parish of St. Mary, in the borough of Cardiff, in th<s countyrj* Glwfcorgar. SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 1875.
SOUTH WALES COAL AND IRO SHIPMENTS. (SPECIAL REPORT FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) CARDIFF, Thursday. There is no important feature to notice in connection with the shipments for the week just ended. They have simply re- turned to the low average^ to which we have been accustomed since toe beginning of the strike, and the exports continue to amount to about half of what they are at this port under ordinary circumstances. Business, generally, has been more paralysed than ever during tke past week, operations of all kinds having been suspended in the hope that some solution of the crisis might have been foreshadowed in the recent meeting of colliers. This hope has been cruelly disappointed, and consequently the tone of feeling at the Docks is far more despondent than before. It is hardly anticipated that anything im- portant can result from the masters' meeting arranged for to-morrow which can compensate for the recent dissap- pointment, in view of the announcement that the colliers have resolved not to be represented thereat. It is vain to express a hope here that wise counsels may prevail, when at all important junctures the most foolish and suicidal decisions have been carried. The entries ou twards of vessels to load in Cardiff during the week comprise 22 steamers, of the estimated burthen of 17.746 tons, and 38 sailing vessels, calculated; to carry 14,576 tons, making a total of 32,322 tons, against 33,207 tons of last week. The fresh supply of tonnage amounts in Swansea for the week to 13,590 tons, and in Newport to 4,536 tons. (Jardiff has cleared foreign during the week 19 steamers and 33 sailing vessels, with 28,616 tons of coal, and 4,798 tons of patent fuel, which was shipped to various ports as.follows -France, 10,965 tons, East Indies. 5,524 tons, Eastern Mediterranean ports, 5,475 tons other Mediter- ranean ports. 3,609 tons, South America, 3,115 tons, Spain, 1,507 tons, Baltic, 1,100 tons, West Indies, 907 tons, Portugal, 700 tons, and Africa, &c., 512 tons. There has been no iron shipped in Cardiff during the week. Swansea has sent foreign during the week 8 steamers and 43 sailing vessels, with 9,673 tons of coal and 3,240 tons of patent fuel, which was distributed as follows France, 8,648 tons, Mediterranean ports, 940 togs, South America, 780 tons, Africa, &c., 773 tons, Baltic 760 tons, Portugal 532 tons, and Spain, 480 tons. There has been no Iron shipped in Swansea during the week. Newport has despatched foreign during the same periodO steamers and 17 sailing vessels,with 4,105 tons of coal and 550 tons of iron. The latter went to Rosario. The coal shipments were distributed as follows :-South America, 804 tons, Portugal, 879 tons, France, 670 tons. West Indies, 600 tons, Spain 515 tons, Mediterranean, 427 tons, and Africa, &c,f 210 tons. 1 iPg h-
THE CONSERVATIVE CANDEDATS. Mr Howell Gwyn, the Conservative cannidate, will issue his address to the electors of Breconshire to-day. He says he will give an independent support to the pre- Government, though he is not opposed to well-considered progressive improvement. He avows his attachment to the English Church and religious education. He is in favour of the improvement of the Licensing Act and the reduction of Loc..1 Taxation. He would also adjust the burdens that press on the agricultural interest, and main- tain the efficiency of our forces.
tedi/f goltce JuteUiocnc^ MONDAY. (Before Mr. R. O. JONES aid Dr. PAINE.) A Row. -Catherine Driscoll and Mary Welsh, living in South William-street, were charged with wounding a young married woman named Julia Keltey. The defen- dants were neighbours of the complainant, who. it appeared, had lent her some money on Saturday morning to begin trade as an itinerant greengrocer. At night, instead of paying Mrs Driscoll the money she had bor- rowed, she spent the money iu drink, and at night she went to the defendant's house, and there they had a qnariel, in consequence of the inability of the com- plainant to return the money which she had borrowed. Mrs Driscoll struck the complainant, who struck back, giving Mrs Driscoll a black eye. She then ran across to the house of Mrs Welsh, who, knowing what had taken place, took up a fire-shovel, and the complainant a'ltged that she struck her (complainant) with it, inflicting a severe wound on the forehead. Air Harding, assistant surgeon to Dr Paine, said that the wound was about one and a half inches long, and was evidently inflicted with a blunt instrument. Several witnesses swore that the com- plainant was drunk at the time, and as she admitted having struck the defendants and given one of them a black eye, the Bench considered that she had brought on the affray herself, and dismissed the case. ROBBERY AT THE ANGEL HOTEL.—James Power, Ta labourer, living in Rodney-street, was charged with stealing two plated fcrks from the Angel Hotel. The prisoner offered the forks |for sale at the shop of Mr- Joseph, pawnbroker, on Friday morning, and it was thenolserved that the handles had been scratched, as if some initial had been partly rubbed out. On examina- tion it was seen that the initials were those of Mr Cousins, of the Angel Hotel. The prisoner was given into custody, and the forks were identified by the head waiter at the Angel. The prisoner was turned out of' the coffee room of the hotel on Wednesday, and also on Thursday. Prisoner now admitted having taken the forks on the Thursday evening, when he went into the coffee room of the hotel. His family had been in great destitution, and that day he had had nothing to eat since breakfast. A fiiead had given him a glass of beer, and that had taken an eifeet on him. He had lived 20 years in the town, and nothing bad ever been brought against him during that time. Sent to prison for one ino'ith with hard l.ibou-. WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr R. O. JONES.) A SOBER PULICE-CONSTABI/E CHAXIRED WITH KING DRUNK.—P.C. Collins was charged with assaulting Mr Henry Thomas, a clerk at Mr L. V. her- ley, solicitor, on the night of the 13th. Mr Blelloch ap" peared for the plaintiff, and TIll" L. T. Reece for the de- fendant. It appeared, according to the evidence of com- plainant, that he was returning home about half-past 12 o'clock on the night of the 13th, when near the Infirmary he saw the defendant in a very advanced state of intoxi- cation, vainly endeavouring to pick up two letters which were lying on the foot-pavement, and which had ap- parently dropped from his pocket. Complainant sailI to him Hallo, old fellow, you've got it to-night." The defendant then rose up, laid hold of him and said, You 5 you shall go with me to the police-station for this," and immediately began dragging him along towards Koath. He dragged the complainant round the corner of the Tredegarville Chapel Wllera they fell the complainant receiving some scratches and wounds. Tne complainant alleged that the constable held him very tb'htly by the collar, tore it, and in falling down his hat was broken. The struggle was of that severe character that he had suffered from its effects since, and he com- plained several times ta the constable cf the brutal man- ner in which he was being treated, and said when a few people passed he called to them for protection. Shortly afterwards Sergeant Telford came up,and be then told the constable to relieve the complainant, and they all went towards the police-station. It was aUeged that the constable was so drunk that instead of casing the com- plainant to the police-station at Cardiff he was taking him in the direction of Loath satlOn. The evidence of Serjeant Telford proved that the constable wes quite sober and that when he saw them the •complainant and constable were walking quietly together, the, constable havin"-only hold of the complainants arm. 1 here were no marks of their having been on the ground, or of any gt^nfrodg having taken place between tnem. The con- stable alleged that the complainant, when he came up, said, "Hallo yon drunken bobby." and not lining the remark he told the complainant that he should take him to the police-station to prove that he was sober. Inspec- tor Glass reported that win n the constable came to the police-station he was quite sober. Thtre was no appear- ance on either of a struggle. Mr Jones considered tuafc -D the statement of the complainant had been very much exaggerated, but the co»ata»l« wa-, m the wrong for taking the complainant into custody as, all, and for that he would be fined 10s and costs. THE STONE THROWING i\ UISANCE. —3Edward Ruhan, and Cornelius Okely, two lads well known to the police, and one of them having only been reueved from custody a few days, appeared on the ch.ii.ige of stone throwing, find were charged with wounding a yonng man named John Smart, by cutting him on the head with a stone. It appeared that the complainant was driving a horse and cart through Tyndall-street on Tuesday, when he was attacked by a shower of stones from some boys who were standing by the side of the street. He received a severe blow from a stone on the back of the head, cutting a rather deep wound. The stone was thrown by Oakley. The other lads were also engaged in throwing stones at the time. They were sent to prison, each for two mont.is with hard labour. STEALING FIGEO' iS. -G eo. Martin, a lad, was charged with stealing three pigeons from the shop of Mrs usher, of Bute-terrace. He was sent to prison for two montus, with hard labour. „ ALLEGED ROBBERY AT THE SLAUGHTER HOUSR.^ Erntst Howard, a journeyman butcher, was chargea with stealing two loins of veal from the Caidiff slaughter house, the property of Richard Morgan, cf Pontcanna- place, Canton. The loins were cut off the carcase of a calf which was hanging at the Cardiff slaughter house on Monday by the prisoner but as it appeared that he had done so for the purpose of selling them for the benefit of the prosecutor the case was dismissed. i