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SW A CORPORATION EMPLOYE AT OXWICH. — The officials aud workmen employed by the urban sanitary authority, accompanied by a. number of invited guests, made an excursion on Monday to the delightful Bay of Oxwich. Leaving Mr Pike's livery stables at Swansea about nine o'clock in the morning, accommodated in some four or five brakes, the party—numbering about 60—enjoyed a pleasant drive through the beautiful and far- famed scenery of Gower. After a halt at Park Mill, the excursionists proceeded on to their destination, which was reached in good time. Lun- cheon being partaken of, a move wa3 made to an ad- joining field, where various games, such as cricket. quoits, tag of war," &c., were indulged in but these sports were unfortunately interrupted by the rain, which commenced to fall early in the afternoon. The weather continuing unpropitious, it was thought desirable after dinner (which was supplied by Mr Jones, of the Adelphi, Swansea) to return to the Gower Inn, Park Mill, and upon the excursionists reassembling at this hostelry, Mr B. R. Harvey, an ex-member of the town conncil, presided over a gathering of a convivial character, when singing and dancing formed the principal amusement and attraction, one of the songs being composed by Mr Davies in honour of the occasion. Here with the guidance of the chairman, Mr Martin, foreman of workmen, and other gentle- men, the pleasure-seekers succeeded in thoroughly enjoying themselves, returning home shortly after nine o'clock. ALLEGED WILFUL DAMAGE,—At the police- court, on Tuesday, David Howells, labourer, Waunwen, was charged with breaking five panes of glass, on the 18:1 inst., in the house of Mr Benjamin Lewis, a contractor, living at Hafod. Prisoner had been apprehended on a warrant, and prosecutor now asked the bench to let the matter stand over, as lie believed the prisoner's wife was doing all she could to raise the money. The bench decided to hear the circumstances, and it ap- peared from prosecutor's statement that the prisoner, who was in his employ at the time. had some dispute with him relative as to wages.andthat he bioke the glass in a passion. Witnesses were called, one of whom spoke to seeing the prisoner break the glass with a stone. The man, how- ever, stoutly denied being the guilty party, and said his wife was doing wrong in trying to settle the matter. The bench adjourned the case till Thursday, prisoner being liberated on his own re- cognjzlIC¡>, MISCELLANEOUS CASES.—Rachel Davies, Queen- streo'- man of bad character, wascharged with h.* n guilty of indecent conduct in R jlace, on the 16th inst. She was sen- te .0 days'hard labour.—JaneSlone, Back- sti ,s charged with having used profane lan- gu: I the 14th inst. A constable said she was another woman beastly names at 11 t night.She was fiued 10s, including costs. —Ai Price, for having been disorderly in the Unity Inn, James-street, on the 14th inst, which house he refused to quit when requested, was fined 5s and costs.—Ellen Brooks was summoned for having used obscene language to Ruth Jet- fries. servant at the inn, on the 16th inst, and was fined 10 and costs. DRUNIEN DRIVERS.—Jenkin Jones, of Resol- ven, son of a farmer, was summoned for having been drunk while in charge of a horse and cart on the previous day.—P.C. Dando said de- fendant was drunk while driving a horse at a fast trot towards the to n on the Neath-road on the day before. He asked where Lewis and Jones' office was. The policeman told defendant he would show him, but took him to the police- statioD, (Laughter.) He had some law papers in his pocket, a will being amongst them. A per- son who appeared in defendant's behalf stated that defendant was toojill to attend himself, owing to the drink he had taken on the previous day. He admitted the offence. A fine of 20s w as in. flcced, with the alternative of 10 days' imprison- ment.—Dennis Lennack, a haulier, of Charles- street, was fined 10s and costs for having been drunk while in charge of a horse and cart in Waterloo-street. HUSBAND AND WIFE.—Peter Hancock was summoned by his wife for threatening her. Com- plainant said defendant had threatened that he would" hang- for her," and that on one occasion she was so frightened that she left. the house all night, taking refuge with a neighbour. After hearing the case the bench thought there were faults on both sides, and dismissed the case. SALE OF A STEAM LAUNCH.—Mr John Leeder, on Monday, offered for sale by public auction the engines, machinery, &c., in the yard of Messrs Austiu, Burgess, and Aisbitt. A steam launch of the following description was knocked down to Mr Popham for £ 145:—Length, 35ft; breadth, 6ft 9ill depth, 3ft 9in copper fastened from keel to gunwale; accommodate 24 persons; steel boiler of best Landore steel; engine of latest design, and fitted with necessary brass pumps and fittings steam about 10 to 11 miles per hour. INSPECTION. OF POLICE.—The annual inspection of the members of the borough police force was conducted on Monday by Captain Willis, the Government Inspector of this district. There were present—one superintendent, three inspec- tors, six sergeants, and 49 constables, being 53 altogether out of a toal of í2, the men forming the difference being absert on duty, sickness, or leave. The chief-constabl 3, Captain Colquhoun, was absent, he being out of town. Col. Lindsay, the chief of the county-police, as well as the Mayor of Swansea and several town councillors, was present. At the conclusion of the inspection the police baud played several tunes, and the Government inspector expressed hÏ3 pleasure at the performances, adding that the baud was a credit to the force. He afterwards visited the various police-stations in the town, and was understosd to be generally satisfied with all that he saw. SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST.-Considerable spec- ulation was indulged in throughout the town on Monday, owing to the display of flags upon all the vessels in the harbour, as well as at the pier ji head and|at other points within the government kof the harbour trustees, The manifestation was Hnbonoiu of'the ar.r.ivtr;-arT of the first meeting of the harbouritrusteB., widen took plaoo 68 years -ngo and due, perhaps, in a great measure to the recent action of the harbour governors in deciding to construct anew dock, a similar demon- stration never having been made before. The signal was first given by the display of the flags of the harbour, the captains of the various vessels responding to it as they arrived, without being aware of its real significance. The demonstration may be considered very appropriate, as marking an important step on the part of the harbour trustees. FIBST GLAMORGAN ARTILLERY VOLUNTEERS.— Tae annual inspection of this corps was conducted on Monday night, at the Castle-hall, by Colonel Hill, commandant of the brigade. The strength of the corps present was two officers, eight ser- geants, five trumpeters, and 105 rank and file, the total being 120. In introducing Captain Capper, who takes command, in consequence of Captain O'Sullivan having through ill-health given up his claim of seniority. Colonel Hill said that Captain Capper would be a great acquisition to the corps, and that he had no doubt he would work with the members in a most satisfactory manner. Al- though the evening was very wet a march out took place, and on the return Captain Capper addressed the men, and expressed his pleasure at their appearance, a3 well as saying that he was quite satisfied by their attendance upon such an evening, that they intended to do all in their power to promote the welfare of the corps. He also said that it was bis intention to do ail he could to raise the standard of the body of which he had command, so that they might attain to the highest point of excellence. It ia stated that about 80 men from Swansea will take part iu the forthcoming review, &c.. at Devouport. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY LOCAL LECTURES.— The following is the class list for the examination in Shakespear's Dramatic Art/held Easter, 1879, at SwanseaThe full marks for the questions to which candidates are restricted were 100; the minimum for distinction, 2o for class I., 50; for class II, 25. All below 25 were rejected. The students in class I. are arranged in order of merit, an asterisk being prefixed to those who obtained distincti n. Those in class II. are in alphabetical order. Class I.—*L-Daviee, G. E. Boggis, E, Davies, E. Hughes, J- Mason, M. B. Rosser (No. 29). Class II.—A. Cawker, T. Davies, J. G. Guppy, E. R. Hosford, J. A. Madge (No. 30). The following is the class list for the examination in Historical Survey of English Literature, held Christmas, 1878, at Swansea Class I.—*L. Davies, R. La Gwynne, J. Mason (No. 8). Class II.—A. Cawker, E. Davies, M. Davies, T. Davies, E. Hughes, M. Morgan, A, R. Robinson, M. L. Robinson. Signature or the examiner—Joseph J acobs.













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