TUESDAY. IN FEAR. The narrow escape which befell the Government just before midnight yesterday has created a feeling of profound uneasi- ness in Ministerial circles. To be able, in a comparatively full house, to resist a fresh attack on the Budget scheme by a majority of only 24 is a matter all the more serious because it was absolutely unexpected. The attendance is falling off on both sides, but naturally the severer strain kept upon the Ministerialists is reckoned upon to give Ministers a distinct advantage in the closing days of any session. Another incentive to a feeling of security on the Treasury bench is the absence of the Irish members. I do not suppose there are more than a dozen—certainly less than a score—in nightly attendance at the present time. Had it been otherwise, the Govern- ment would last night have been beaten on Mr Campbell Bannerman's amendment, in- creasing the grant under the Local Taxation Bill, so as to complete the establishment of the system ef free education in Scotland. Something like a shudder runs through the Ministerial ranks to-day, at the contenipla- tion of the risk run. Whilst the episode encourages the inclination of a section of the Opposition to go on fighting, it has greatly increased the yearning of Ministers for the end of the session. THE GREAT COMMONER. Mr Gladstone, contrary to his usual rule, was not in his place at question time. He came in later, whilst the somewhat animated debate was going forward on Mr Parker's amendment to the proposals in the Local Taxation Bill affecting education in Scot- land. But he was content to leave the seat of leader in commission between Sir William Harcourt, Sir George Trevelyan, and Mr Campbell-Bannerman, he himself taking up a modest place at the end of the bench, where he sat, with hand to ear, intently listening. Some time ago it was his custom to remain on the front bench up to the dinner hour, not coming back after dinner. But last night lie re- appeared in time to take part in the division on Mr Campbell-Bannermans motion. Apparently, as the season of the year advaces, he grows younger and stronger, and an arrangement well enough a few months ago will not now satisfy his aspira- tions for work. WESLEYAN LEGISLATION.. To-morrow night what is likely to prove an important dinner will be given at the National Liberal Club. Mr Perks, a partner in the firm of London solicitors to which Mr Henry Fowler belongs, is entertaining all the members of Parliament who belong to the Wesleyan body and all the candidates coming up at the general eleoion who are of the same church. He j has invited Mr Gladstone to meet them, an invitation cordially accepted. It was under- stood at first that, though Mr Gladstone would doubtless say a few words to the guests, the occasion was not one requiring the attendance of reporters. But on think- ing the matter over, Mr Gladstone sees an opportunity for saying some useful words on the political situation. He will deliver what will probably be an im- portant speech, partaking largely of the character of a. review of the session, and arrangements have been made by which the press will be represented at the dinner. The gathering will be both influential and significant. A. few years ago Conservatives, were accustomed to look to the Wesleyans as a powerful wing of their body. It will appear from the lisf'of gentlemen whom Mr Gladstone will meet to-morrow night that the Wesleyans, like some other important bodies, are tending towards Liberalism.
STANLEY'S VISIT TO CARDIFF, The Inscription for the Casket. A meeting of the Stanley Roception Com- mitte was beici at Cardiff un Saturday, when there were present The Mayor (Aldernun W. Sanders), in the chair, Alderman Jacobs, and Councillor RaM)8dale.—On the motion of Coun- cillor Ramsdale, seconded by Alderman Jacobs, it was resoiv.j'l that the following bo the inscrip- tion on the casket contailling- the freedom: — Presented to Henry Morton Stanley, Esq., with the honorary freedom of the County Borough of Cardiff, in recognition of the gieao and important services rend",re(1 to civilisation and commerce through his exploration and travels, resulting in cpeuing up the resources of the vast continent of Africa. It was decided that tho Park Hall be engaged if possible for the ceremony.—From a discussion which eusued it seemed that the members and principal officials of the Corporation will have two licketseacb; that the members of the Chamber of Commerce be invited and receive two tickets, and that the chief inhabitants of the town receive tickets. Mrs Stanley and her Neath Friends. Mr J. P. Reynolds, Cwmpandy Mills, Neath, has received the following letter in acknowledg- ment of the present of a Princess whittle to Mrs Stanley upon the occasion of hor wedding. The whittle was simiiar to the one presented by him to their Royal Highnesses the Princess of Wales and the Duchess ot Teck. 2, Richmond-terrace, Whitehall, S.W. "To Mr J. P. Reynolds, Neath. Dear Sir,—My daughter, Mrs Stanley, has just written to beg ma to explain to you why the beautiful pink Welsh whittle, Princess Whittle," you so kindly sent her was never acknowledged. We were all in great anxiety at the time it arrived. Mr Stanley was very seriously ill, and it was feared the wed- ding would have to be put off, and the confusion m tha house was great. Doctors coming to and fro, but now that the wedding,is over and Mr Stanley much better, wo feel distressed to think so much kindness was shown us on this happy occasion, and that it has not been duly acknowledged. Pray accept our sincere thanks and apologies. The whittle is not only quite lovely to look at, but very, very useful, and will always be prized by MM Suuiley.—I remain, most truly yours, GKKTKUDK -TENNANT. -u
"A MONOGLOT WELSHMAN NOW UNKNOWN." A correspondent) writes :-1 was glad to. read a note auent the remark made by Pro- fessor Jones, M.A., of Carmarthen, that a mouoglot Welshman is now unknown." That a person of Professor Jones's educational atatus should have made such a statement, and that in a carefully prepared paper, is, to say the least of it, rather curious. Being as he IS a native of Cardiganshire, and of a part of Cardiganshire which is superlatively Welsh, I am totally at a loss to explain the statement hazarded. Has the professor been incorrectly reported ? Or can it be that the remark was the outcome of a little spurt of Welsh hwyl," and that the passage containing the statement as reported bad never had place in bis Dote!! Had a person of less note been guilty of the misrepresentation, it would hardly be possible for him to be con- sidered in earnest, but as the matter standa I think Professor Jones and that section of your readers who may be enable to know howgenerally wrong his assertion may be should atonce be.put right. I know the professors native district very well, and I challenge him to come round with me through the Capel Gynou and ISamc Slum Quilt Jieiehbourhocda, and if he can produce me 10 per cent. of the inhabitant* who are anythmg but monoglot I sballlnada tlO ample apology for penning this humble letter. I am very liberal in my allowance when 1 give him 10 per cent. My experience is that the number is much below that. It would greatly add to the professor's kuowledge to take the trouble to visit bis native place try hIs old friends and neighbours in the patter of simple conversa- tional English. He undoubtedly would be con- vinced of the error of the flowery remark made by him at the meetings of the; Congregational Union ,m Wednesday last. The case with Professor Jones's native county is thegeneral case of a large proportion of agricnlttHral Wft'es 6 Prosent day, and, unfortunately# J* wl" continue to be-so for » much longer period than twenty years. '1'
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MEETING OF THE LIBERAL COUNOIL. Mr Abel Thomas Chosen. i A meeting of the council of the East Carmar- thenshire Liberal Association was held at half- past 12 o'clock on Tuesday, at the Ivorite Hall, Ammanford. The object of the meeting was to select a candidate for the seat rendered vacant by the death of Mr David Pugh, late M.P. for the division. There was a large number of delegates and electors present, each delegate representing 40 electors, according to the rules of the association. Seven- teen gentlemen bad been nominated for the seat during the past few weeks, but these had been reduced to two, viz., Mr Gwilvm Evans, the well-known cbemist, of Llanelly, and Mr Abel Thomas, barrister, London. Mr Gwilym Evans wfts present at the meeting, but Mr Abel Thomas bad been called from the district tbe previous night. When the proceedings opened at one o'clock the hall was quite full, and much enthusiasm was shown. The chair was occupied by Mr Joseph Maybery, managing-partner of the Oldcastle Tin-plate Works, Llanelly. Dr Howell RMw, Tirbach, and Mr Walter Jones, barrister, Llandovery, were vice-chairmen. The CHAIRMAN said that with regard to the mode of procedure it would be quite un- necessary to have any talk that day- (applause)-inasmuebas they had all pro- bably heard the two candidates speak in the various districts. Ample opportunities were thus given them to ask questions. Conse- quently be thought they bad better restrict their business entirely to the choice of a candidate- (applause)—for if any speaking were commenced he was afraid they would not disperse before night. (Applause.) The voting commenced shortly before two o'clock, and the counting was com- pleted about 3.15. Whilst the latter work was being proceeded with, the electors remained near the precincts of the hall, and when the chairman announced the result at the door, the excitement was intense. He declared the voting to be as follows :— Abel Thomas 170 Gwilym Evans 121 Majority 49 There were no spoilt votes, but three were blank. The announcement was received with loud and prolonged cheering, and the delegates dispersed. MR ABEL THOMAS. Mr Abel Thomas was born in 1848, and is a son of the Rev Theopbilus Evan Thomas, Trehel, Baptist minister, and J.P. for the county of Pembroke. He was educated at Clifton School, and in due course took his degree of B.A. at Lindon University. He was called to the bar in 1874. Since then he has had cortfeiderable practice in the South Wales Circuit, and was localised for about 10 years at Swansea. Three years ago be went to London, where he still resides. He has been a justice of the peace for the county of Pembroke for many years and is the leading junior counsel of the South Wales Circuit. Mr Thomas has been singularly successful at the bar, and is distinguished for the cogency of his reasoning and his tenacity as an advocate. He is unquestionably one of the foremost lawyers in Wales. Daring his residence at Swansea, Mr Abel Thomas was -closely associated with the Liberal cause, and has always been ready with voice and pen to further the democratic principles under- lying true Liberalism. A few years ago ho had a memorable correspondence with the Rev Dr Walters, of Llansamlet, a well-known able champion of the Church, as to whether the tithes belonged to the Church as at present established, or to the nation at large. Mr Thomas has been engaged in nearly all the recent tithe cases be- tween the clergy and farmers of Cardigan and Pembroke counties and his previous historical research of the authorities on the question proved on these occasions of much advantage to him as advocate on behalf of the oppressed farmers. Mr Thomas is well-known throughout South Wales. A powerful and eloquent speaker, he is possessed of much wit, and bis speeches are characterised by a humour that is thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated by his audiences. He is a thorough Welshman, but, unfortanately, has not practised Welsh speaking, the consequenco being that be is not fluent in the language of his fathers. TVER GWILYM EVANS. I Mr Gwilym Evans is tho son of the late Mr David Evans, farmer, Dolauhirion, near Llan- dovery, and is the youngest of six living brothers. Ona is Mr David Evans, the well-known mer- chant at Llanelly another is Mr John Evans, owner of the Santa Clara Brewery, St Clears, whilst the remaining throe are successful farmers. Mr Gwilym Evans was educated at the British School in his native town, and when 14 years of age became a student at Llandovery College, where be rejnained for four years, at the expira- tion of which time be was apprenticed to a chemist at Swansea, which business he has followed ever since. In due time he presented himself for examination, the result being that be was qualified as a pharmaceutical chemist,gaining the prominent position of being first in the first division, with honours. Subsequently to that he was elected a Fellow of the Chemical Society, and a few years ago was elected member of the Pharmaceutical Council, a body of 21 gentlemen elected to carry on the business of the society, He had been re-elected on this council on two occasions. Seventeen years ago be laid the foundation stone of a prosperous business in lilanelly, and his phenoininal success, though mainly due to his energy and enterprise, must l also in part be attributed to the fact that he had also gained wide practical experience, not only in Wales but in the leading pharmacies of London and Brighton, and the knowledge gained under the tuition of Professor Hatfield, at Bloomsbury- square. His name has become prominent in connection with the preparation of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters." Mr Evans, who is a bachelor, has travelled extensively, hav- ing visited the United States, Canada, Iùdia, and Australia. He has published an interesting account of his travels in book form. Eight years ago Mr Evans was elected a member of the Llanelly School Board, and has been re-elected at each subsequent election. Recently he was appointed one of the governors of Aberystwyth College, representing on that body the school boards of Carmarthen- shire. He takes a great interest in educational matters, and has conspicuously identiSsd himself with the movement which culminated recently in the erection of a higher grade school at Llanelly. Mr Evans is an advanced Radical, although, like many other Liberafg, he temporarily opposed Mr Gladstone's Home Rule in 1886. Now, however, he not only advocates Home Rule for Ireland, but an equal measure to Wales and to Scotland. On the formation of the Carmarthenshire County Council, be was elected one of the members representing Llanelly, beading the poll with hundreds of votes above any other candidate in the county. He is vice-chairman of the council, and some time ago was elected by the council a member of the joint education committee. Mr Evans is a Nonconformist, and is ttii active mem- ber of the Enghsh Presbyterian Church at Llanelly. He speaks fluently both in English and Welsh.
THE ISSUE OF THE WRIT. Is the House of Commons, on Wednes- day, on the motion of Mr Arnold Morley, it was resolved that the Speaker issue his warrant to the Clerk of the Crowu to make out a writ for the election of a member of Parliament for the County of Carmarthen eastern divisioain the room of Mr David Pugh, deceased. Date of the Election. The nomination for East Carmarthen has been fixed for August 8th, and the polling for the 14tb. PREVIOUS ELECTIONS. 1886. Mr David Pugh (L) unopposed. 1885. Pugb (L) 4487 Lloyd (C). 2122 Liberal majority 236b Population 46,645 electorate 8,669.
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WALES TRIUMPHANT, The following letter has be addressed by the- .secretaries of the National Liberal Federation to- Mr Stuart Randel, M.P., tba president of the Welsb National Council:— National Liberal Federation, "42, Parliament-sttest, London, S.W., July 24. Dear Mr Stuart Randel.VVe have now the pleasure to convey to youg-as president of the I Welsh National Council, .fche views of our general purposes committee on the questions raised by the executive comijwfctee of the Welsh Council at the interview helclj last week. The views of the general purposes committee have been summarised as follows "(1). That the general purposes committee cordially sympathises with the national aspira- tions of Wales on the question of the disestab- lishment and diaendowment ct the Established Church in Wales. "(2). That the whole Federation has already distinctly declared, by its resolhtion at Manchester in December la*t, 'that Welsh Disestablishment and Disendowment should bs, dealt with as soon as Irish Home Rule is attained. (3). That the general purposes committee is prepared to recommend that, .;at the EdXt annual meeting of the FederatIOn" Welsh Disestablish- ment shall be deait with in "Jlreparate resolution, which resolution snail stand nexr, on tbe agenda the motion en Irish HQB Rule; the Man- chester resolution to be further so amended as to read-—' should be dealt with in the next Parlia- ment, as soon as Irlh Home Rule is (4). That tbe Federation nas no power to pledge a future Liberal Cabinet as to the precise order of procedure to be observed in their Parlia- mentary action." "(5). That the general purposes committee will, however, represent to1 the leaders of the party the necessity of including this question of Welsh Disestablishment and Disendowment in the programme upon which the country is appealed to, so that the next Government may havo an un- deniable mandate to deal with the subject in the next Parliament. In conveying this information to you we take the opportunity of expressing the pleasure we had in meeting so strong and representative a deputation from the principality, and further, our earnest hope that tbe reply ot our committee will be regarded by our Welsh friends as evidence of the warm sympathy which tbe federation com- mittee has with tbem in their desire for an early and finalsettJement of the Welsh Disestablish- ment question.—We are, your faithfully, (Signed) F. &CHN ADHOlfeT, Secretary. ROBT. A. HUDSON, Assistauc Sec. Stuart Rendel. Esq., M-P.^ President Welsh National Cou^il. •
THE WELSH PRESS ON THE QUESTION. The question of Disestablishment is tbe chief matter dealt with by the Welsh papers of last week. The expression of opinion is not so clear as it would have been had futler reports of the negotiations between the Welsh and English Federations been allowed to appear. The secrecy imposed upon those who took part in the con- ferences is the subject of comment in most of the I papers. Speaking as they necessarily do in ignor- ance of the exact state of affairs, the pronoance- ments of the Welsh papers are necessarily more or less uncertain. Now that the agreement actually arrived at has been made known by Mr Schnadhorst 10 his letter to Mr Stuart Randel, we may expect next week a general return to the question. There are not wanting signs that this agreement has not been arrived at a day too soon. The Tarian declares that tbe Disestablishment of the Church is not a theoretical principle de- sirable of attainment.but a matter of life and death to the Welsh nation, a conviction arising from the very depths of its being, and that consequently it is no wonder that the nation should be stirred by the slowness of the movement. The time for playing with this question is passed tbe day of battle has dawned and every Welsh member who is not prepared to stand tire and to fight in this battle with every nerve strained, must move aside to make room for those who will do so." Even the Tysl admits that the delay in grant- ing us that to which we have on every ground a just claim, is a severe strain upon our loyalty to tbe Liberal party." It further says:— It is useless concealing the fact that the Liberal party in Wales is in such a condition as to demand the greatest care on tha part of the English Liberal leaders in dealing with it. But little would be required to causa those who are supposed to be loyal, to unite with the disaffected section to form a separate party independent of any Euglisb party, and whose support would be made conditional." The Baner repeats its satisfaction with Mr Gladstone's letter to Mr Gee, and devotes a lead- I ing article to tbe Federation conferences in London. The Goleuad comments upon the absence from these conferences of a number of Welsh members, and declares tbafc it is foil time we should have I a clear understanding of the attitude assumed by some of the members towards the mediums through which Welsh Liberals are able to state their views." Sereu Cymru gives the prominence of a leading article to a letter from "Cochfarfontbe sub- ject. It appeals to Welshmen scattered through- out Euglish constituencies to support tbe movement. "We now require bright arms and muscular limbs, for the great battle of religious equality for Wales is at hand."
PREVENTION OF MINING DISASTERS. The Welsh Colliery Disasters. A conference of authorities of miners' per- manent societies and others interested in move- ments for relieving distress caused by accidents in mines, was held lID Friday afternoon at tho Mansion House. In the unavoidable absence ot tbe of Crawford (president of the associa- tion), Sir John T. Dillwyn Llewelyn (president of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Fund) occupied the chair. About seventy gentlemen were present, including representatives from North and South Wales. —The report of the couucil stated that the total membership of the Miners'Permanent Societies was 238,892. The number of widows in receipt of annuities was 2,108. The number of children was 3,496, and the disablement cases dealt with during: tbe year numbered 41,837. The report made passing reference to the great Welsh colliery accidents, and by thauking tbe Lord Mayor for his efforts in connection with the raising funds for ;j them. — The report was adopted, and Mr F. S. Powell, M.P., afnerwards proposed a resolution to the effect that the committee of tbe Hartley Fund be again respectfully urged to maintain tho surplus intact, aDd obtain powers to appropriate the interest for large accidents. -Mr Griffiths, of North Wales, seconded tho resolu- tion, which was carried unanimously. — The Secretary then a report on the "Great Colliery Disasters Relief Fimds. In this paper a "great" accident was roughly defined as num- bering 100 deaths.—The Mayor of Newport moved tho fol1(.wjn resolution :— That in the opinion of this cpflference it is exceed ingiy desirable that public cot:ppllttees having charge of colliery accident relief" funds should in all cases take powers to appfopn^t any surplus that may remain in their hands the promotion and encouragement of permanent organisation for dealing with mining accidents and distress Ttie speukor said that ho ti^d'recently taken some part in r«ioiiiK a sum of mon^jf, for the Llauerch calamity. He was not, boWt^r. connected with mining, but with shipping, he felt that he had only done whatovery Eugjiabmaii should do -relieve those who are iu distress. (Cheers.) The benefits derived from a permanent luud did not end with the employers attd employees. It extended to the ratepayers, he thought the board of guardians should be grateful for that grand and noble organisation, the permanent und. (Hear, bear.)—Mr Grove, chairman of tbe Monmouthshire County Council, seconded the resolution, and it was uuanimously adopted,—A report was then read of committee appointed at the last conference, after -ho reading of a pansr by Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, prosident- of the Monmouthshire and South Wales Society, on systematic contributions pf mineral lessors to miners permanent societies. It was stated that following the ad- uice of the papers, pormaneut societies through- out the kiogdora had brought tbe subject* promi- nently under the notice of the mineral owners, aud a meeting had been arranged to be held at Chester, under the presidency of the Dukeuf Westminster but it conid nftt take plaee in time for the conference.—Colonel, Blundell, M.P., proposed, p That this conference has heàfwi.tn much gratifica- tion of the endeavours which arc; bMns made through- out the country to promote the systematic contribution of mineral landlords to niinei#' permanent societies, and expresses a hope that the owners ot minerals wiil generously respond to the appeal that are now being made to them. Mr Butler (North Wales) seQfJuded resolution, which was unanimously adoptM.~Mr William Watson, secretary of the We:: RldlD of York- fthire Society, read a 08. of the Risks of Miuers' Per»»nellt Societies," in which be stated that the c recent disasters at Llanerchand Morfa had drqwu pecuhar atten- tion to the desirableness of reading as widely as possible tbe risks attendant upon large acci- dents. The Yorkshire Society bad passed a reso- lution stating that the time had vow arrived when a federation skould be formed to carry out the principle of re-insurance. >ei>ort on this sub- ject was made in 1882 by )úr Ketstto, and Mr Watson now suggested tbasøe conference should all the societies willing to join tog<|tl,e,r.flre-assurance purposes, and instruct tbe Q¡,8Pcll of the Central Association to obtain » further actuarial report, bringing down the to the end of last year. It was further sugge»ted 1D tb.e Paper that Mr Neison's recommendatioof«f "btalI1»ipg aRoyat charter should be carried intrt effect.—Mr Tylor (Cardiff) moved a resolution embodying the recommendations made -rn.. Mr Watson's papor. In such » practical meet'Dtf he was sure t was unnecessary for him to an? remarks on a subject which had besOJ""1 clearly dealt with.—Mr Gee (West Biding: of Yorkshire) oconded, and the Cnairman, 10 Putting the resolution to the meeting, eegsed" hl.S gratifica- tion that there Was so xrucH 1 unanimity en the snbject,wbicn was perhaps the most important one under consideration.—The resoUwmn was passed, and the proceedings shortly afterwards ended.
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THE LIBERAL PARTY AND DISESTABLISHMENT. The letter of".be secretaries of the National Liberal Federation to Mr Stuart Reudel, form- ing as it does the reply to the deputations of last week, is naturally discussed keenly, not only by Welsh, but by English and Scotch members. From a Welsh point of view it serves three great purposes. First it brings into prominence, re- affirms, and stereotypes the splendid position taken by the National Liberal Federation at Manchester last December, when disestablish- ment for Wales was placed next in impor- tance and urgency to Irish Horns Rule. This declaration at Manchester, coming as it did as an amendment to the last resolution on the second day, did not receive the significance which it deserved. Now, owing to the movement caused by the Rhyl resolution, this renewed and I strengthened declaration has been made pro- minent. Secondly, it brings into prominence the salient fact that the Nonconformists of England, the backbone and fighting strength of English Liberalism, are willing and anxious to do their utmost to further the Welsh cause. Herein lies the main hope of Wales, Once English Noncon- formists put forth their conviction and strength into this question victory is certain. Thirdly, the great representative association of Liberalism declares its intention to press the Liberal leaders to give Welsh dises- tablishment its rightful position. Liberals like Mr Henry Fowler and Mr Mclnnes, who have never voted for Welsh disestablshment, musr, now declare themselves. Mr John Morley and Sir William Harcourt will devote attention to this subject when addressing English audiences. Lastly, Mr Gladstone, when he issues his final manifesto, which will rally the Liberal forces ail the general election, must give to Welsh disestab- lishment the prominent place which it has won now in the mind and heart of his followers. The Star, as representing what is called the London programme," ignores the federation declaration. The Pall Mall Gazette emphasizes the bold attitude of the federation towards the Liberal ieaders. English Liberal members are disposed to admit that Wales has secured a position for its vital question which it fully deserved. There is much dissatisfaction at the gross job of appointing the Tory candidate for Carnarvon as the Constable of Carnarvon Castle, and his Tory agent as Deputy-Constable. Mr David Thomas's question on Monday, which the Clerks of the House have considerably sub-editoj, will probably give riso to several pertinent inquiries.
THE CONSTABLESHIP OF CARNARVON CASTLE. In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr DAVID THOMAS asked upon whose recom- mendation Sir Ji hn Puleston had been appointed Constable of Carnarvon Castle, and aiso whether it was correct that he had appointed the Con- servative agent for the. district to the post of deputy-constable. Mr W. H. SMITH sa-d the appointment was made fcy the Crown upon the recommendation of the Prime Minister. (Laughter.) Sir JOHN PULESTON asked leave to say that the report alluded to was inaccurate, aud he pro- tested also against the step taken by Mr David Thomas in makiner the matter tha subject of a question in that House, (Ministerial chsers.) In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Mr DAVID THOMAS asked whether in past time the offices of Constable of Carnarvon Castle and Mayor of Carnarvon were vested in the same per- son, and if he could give any reason why the repeatedly expresRed wish of the Town Council of Carnarvon was disregarded in making the recent appointment to the constableship. Mr W. H. SMITH had no knowledge of the past history of Carnarvon Castle—(loud laughter)—and suggested that if the hon. gentleman desired any further information, he should ask a noble friend in the other House to put a question to the Pi-ime Minister, (Hear.)
WELSH PARLIAMENTARY NOTES IBY A WELSH MKMBKK.J Hous OF COMMONS, Monday. Two questions of much intRrost to Wales were to-day addressed to the First Lord .;f the Treasury, one by Mr Stanley Lsighton and the other by Mr David Thomas. Mr Stanley Leigh- ton, "the man from Shropshire," who so concerns himself with things Welsh, asked a question re- garding the tithe war in Monigomerysuire. Never has a questioner Vioeu so signally robuffd by a Minister. Mr W. H. Smith categorically and emphatically denied every allegation contained in Mr Lsighton's question, eacii denial punctuated by cheers from the Opposition. There was no organised resistance, no riot, no assaulting of the chief constable, no "repeated kicking" of the auctioneer, no illegal combination to resist the law but the chief constable declared, in his report of the affair to the Home Secretary that the leading farmers gave him every help to carry out the law consistently with maintaining tbe farmers' right of protest. The fault," ended Mr W. H. Smith, "for whatever disturbance occurred was with the distrainers,who faded to give tba necessary notice to the chief constable and the farmers." It was a study to watch the faces of Mr Laighton and Lord Cran- borne, and they passed through the lobbies with disconsolate and chastened looks. Hardly bad the cheeriug which greeted this stunning reply from the Government to one of its own supporters subsided, than Mr David Thomas rose to ask his question about the constableship of Carnarvon Castle. Iu putting it he asked a supplemental question whether the deputy-con- stablsship had been conferred upon the Tory agent ol the Tory candidate for Carnarvon, and he intimated that he was precluded by the forms of the House from characterising the appointment as it deserved. This neat hit was greeted with cheers, and Mr Smith, while discUimiug ignor- ance of tho appointment of the deputy, said that Sir John Puleston had been recommended to the Queen by the Prime Minister. Sir John Puleston himself Rat flushed and uneasy in the seat usually occupied by Lord Randolph Churchill, and after Mr Smith finished b i, reply he half got up, denied that the Tory ageut, a Mr Lloyd Carter (brother of the gentleman who wrote those wonderful letters from Wales" to the Times) was appointed deputy, and in excited tones declared that there was no precedent for asking such a question. But the House laughed at the spectacle of tho genial knight losing him- self in angry feeling, and S'nging the cloak of precedent at Mr David Tuomas. The sceae ended by cries of Tory job" from below the gang say. Sir John Puleston is respected by a large section of the House for his cheery and chirrupy presence and his geniality, but members on both sides do not disguise their dislike, resentment, and disgust at this utilising the managemeot of a great national monument for party electioneering purposes. The transfer from Devonport to Car- narvon should have heen signified by something more conciliatory and patriotic than a job. The new Police Bill has an insidious clause designed to strike a blow at local liberty. When the military are sent to places to aid the police, as, for instance, during tithe sales, the expenses are borne by the War Office. By this new clause the expenses will be saddled upon the locality, although the ratepayers have no voice whatever in asking for the military. Capt. Verney, Messrs Stuart Rendel, Thomas Ellis, David Thomas, and others, have given notice that they will move the exclusion of the clause.
MAGISTERIAL PROCEEDINGS. At North London police-court on Thursday, Walter Alfred Hirgen, 27, described as a clerk, of Southgate-road, Islington, was charged with the willul murder of William Lambert and John Wheeler in Hertford-road, Kiugsland- Prisoner bore signs of ill-treatment at the hands of ttio crowd, but he bad been supplied with proper clothing in place of the rags which the crowd left him. James Newman,chimney sweepj deposed to seeing prisoner going along Hertford-road. He seemed strange iu his manner. The deceased men were behind him. One shouted "Hi," and prisoner turned round and shot them both dead, firing in all three shots. Witness and William Koifton afterwards collared the prisoner,who repeatedly thraatened them with a revolver. There were no police about at the time. Police and medical evidence baving teen given, the magistrate, remanded tho prisoner.
MONMOUTHSHIRE AND THE SUNDAY CLOSING ACT. A conference of representatives of the different Nonconformist cbnrches of Monmouthshire wits held at Mount Zioll Schoolroom, Hill-street, Newport, on Tuesday, to consider the question of the exclusion of Monmouthshire from the opera- tion of Welsh Sunday Closing Act, and to take steps to eusure the inclusion of that county as pro- posed by the Sunday Closing Act Amendment Bill of Mr Roberts, M.P. The cbair was taken by Mr J. Griffiths, ex-president of the Welsh Congregational Association, and the Rov Mr Maurice was elected secretary. Amongst those present were the Revs D. B, Jones, C. Ayliffe, A. T. Jones, J. Griffiths, J. Squire, W. M. Thomas, T. J. Hughes, W. Jones, D. Lewis, D. Davies, Lloyd W. Dawson, Messrs L. B. Moore, Harse, and others. The CHAIRMAN, in opening the proceedings, said he was in sympathy with the object ot the conference, and added that ittwas necessary that they should do all that couiri be done to get Mon- mouthshire included in the Welsh Sunday Closing Act. The population of Monmouthshire was similar in character to that of Glamorganshire and the other Welsh counties, and the county had demanded by a large majority that it should be included in Wales for the purpose of Sunday closing. A papor was read by the Rev W. M. Thomas, Caerleon, in which he quoted the evidence given before the Royal Commission which inquired into the working of the Welsh Sun- day Closing Act, by which it was clearly shown that the proximity of Monmouthshire had occasioned the increase of drunkenness in the Welsh border counties. He suggested that they should invite the co-operation of the Church of England, and that Parliament and the county council should be petitioned in the matter. Rav T. J. HuGHFs, Maesycwmmer, said that owing to the large number of men who came over into his district on Sunday for the purpose of getting drink, it was unsafe for females to go to the evening services at the different places of worship, as tbey were insulted ou their way borne by drunken men. Comment was made upon the opening of the public-bouses in the portion of Breconshire which had been added to Monmouth- shire for county council purposes. It was pointed out that the publicans in question had been pro- ceeded against, but that the Tredegar magistrates had dismissed the cases. The Rev T. LEWIS (Newport) moved-" That thib conference, representing all the Nonconfor- mists in Monmouthshire, begs to inform the county council that they desiro that Monmouth- shire should be included in the Welsh Sunday Closing Act, and that the attention of the council be drawn to the Sunday opening of the public- houses in Breconshire within the limits of the council's area." Rev D. BEVAN JOSES (Caerleon) seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. A deputation was afterwards appointed, repre- senting the different churches, to wait upon the county council at its next meeting and lay before it the views of the conference on tho questions discussed. On the motion of Mr L. B. MOORE, seconded by the Rev C. AYLIFFE, the following resolution was unanimously passed That we heartily invite the co-operation of the Church of England in the county in the endeavour to secure toftfon- moutbshire the extension of the biasings ot the Welsh Sunday Closing Act." The following genthemep were appointed an executive committee :-Revs W. M. Thomas, J. Griffiths, J. Squire, J. Lloyd, J. Squires, W. Maurice, Messrs M. Mordey (Mayor of Newport), L. B. Moore, and Mrs Harse.
AN ACTRESS CHARGED WITH MURDER, A sensation has been -caused at Ameterdstm by the arrest of a well-known actress on a charge of murder. William Smissaert, wbp for some years had been a resident of the United States, though a Dutchman by birth, returned recently to Am- sterdam, news having reached tyro t>f the death of bis sister, who was very rich and whose property would naturally have reverted to him in the ordinary course. His inv«stiga|Gtatis led him to believe that the deceased IMY had met with foul play, and suspicion fell upon the actress. Aafka Kuipers, with whom the sister was inti- mately acquainted, she having acted as com- pa.nion to bldile. bmiaaaert. Acting upon the sworn information of the distracted brother the pelice arrested the woman Kuipers as sll; was leaving a church r where she had been attending to her devotions. The charge against her is one of poisoning her victim in order to obtain the in- heritance, which Kuipers is stated to have con- spired to have willed to her. The body has been exhumed, and the post-mortem examination proved that death, tookplaoe -bya slow <prooessol lead poisoning.
THE POLICE COURTS. -+- At the Newport police-court on Wednesday, Thomas Gould (15), Thomas Richards (17), and William Nelson (15), wore charged with stealing coal from one of the dock sidings. The lads were seen on tbe top of the truck throwing the coal dOWD, but ran away when they perceived a rail- way official approaching. A representative from Messrs Wilkinson, the owners of the coal, stated that tons of coal had been stolen from that particular truck.—The Bench said they were determined to put a stop to the practice, and as all tho lads had been previously convioted they were now sent to prison, Gould and Nelson for one month each, and Richards for 14 days. At the Newport police-court on Wednesday —before the Mayor and Dr Morgan—several Newport shopkeepers were proceeded against for having iD tbeir possession unjust ø-calcR. The first case was that of John Henry Williams, grocer, Maindee.— Inspector Boyus visited the defendant's shop and found a scales which were used in the shop 3 lbs. aKainst the purchaser. Mr Frank Lewis, »oiicitorrstatf>d that Mi Williams had only bad the scales in his possessiou for a fortnight prior to the officer's visit, and it had only been used two or three times. The Court said it wasa very bad case aud fined defenuan: 20s. Mary Ann Sanfear, who keeps a grocer shop in Church-road, sent her scales to be tested, and was ordered by the inspector to have it repaired, but on visiting the "hop be found it had not been adjusted and was l ounces against the purchaser. Tins case, the Court Raid, wai, one of wilful neglect, and a fine of 20s was imposed.—J inces Henry Woodford, grocar, Dock-street, a bank- rupt, when the cfficer visited the shop bad two unjust scales in the shop, one of which was used on the counter, and was an ounce against the purchaser the other was two ounces in favour of defendant.—Mr Lloyd Overstone, solicitor, for the defendant, stated that on the day the notice was served on defen- dant he filed his petition in bankruptcy.—The Court thought there was some excuse for the neglect, and fined defendant 153 only.—Mary Donovan, who also had a scale in her possession, whicb was 1 £ ounces against tbe purchaser, was ffaed 58, the Court admitting a plea that the scale was a borrowed one. At the Newport police-court on Wednesday, Samuel Hone and James Hone were summoned for being disorderly at the New Theatre, and assaulting Thomas Thomas, checktaker. Com- plainant stated that on Monday night the aefen- yants came up tbe steps to the theatre with three other young men. As tbey were talking loudly, he requested them to be quiet or he would not let them KO in. Samuel < Hone then rushed at him, struck him in the eye, and followed the blow with another in the nasa, aud one of the other men also struck him in the face. He was not able to identify James Hone, and that case was with- drawn. The Mayor said that it was necessary to protect persons employed at public places, and fined defendant 40s. At, Penarth on Monday William Ganday (12 and Alfred Waddle (12) were charged by Mr George Pile with wilful damage te an unoccupied house, N G. 1, Dock-road, Penarth, the damage being estimated at £4 10s.—Prosecutor found one of the boys in the garden attached to the premises and the other one in tbe street outside, both having their boots off, about four o'clock on the afternoon of the 23rd June. One of the lads admitted having been bathing in a bath which was in one of the rooms upstairs. Upon going into the house witness found that extensive damage had been done to the property. The bath had been filled with water to overflowing. The water percolated through the ceiling into the kitchen, destroying tbe ceiling and tbe wall paper. The bells had been pulled down from the wall, tbe lead gas pipe cut, and other serious damage done to the exterior of the house. Witness found the boy Waddle's boots near the bath.—Mr William Ellis stated that he found the boys in the bath-room in a half-naked condition, they having just come out of the water.—Tbe Bench addressed some words of caution to the lads, and imposed a tine of 5s each. At Cardiff police-court on Tuesday—Mr T. W. Lewis bein tbe presiding magistrate-Jeremiah Donovan, landlord of the Salutation Inn, Bute- street, was summoned, at the instance of the police, tor permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises on the 1st ultimo. — Acting-Sergeant Robinson stated that on the night of Tuesday, the 1st July, accompanied by P.C. Mitchell, he visited defendant's house and there saw three men who were under the influence of drink leaning up against the bar. He drew the attention of the proprietor to them, and shook the men, whom he knew by name, and asked them to stand. They were unable to stand up, and staggered about. He returned to the house in 10 minutes, and then found that the men had been aerved with beer.— P.C. Mitchel! corroborated the evidence of bis sergeant.—For the defence Mr Belcher put tbe defendantin the witness-box. He said that the men were only supplied with one glass each in his house. They were not drunk.—Mr Belcher here pointed out that it seemed remarkable that the offence should have been committed ou the 1st, and the summons dated the 21st.—In reply to the sti- pendiary, Mr Head-constable McKenze explained that this wa.s due to bis intention to bring the case of the defendant before the justices at the transfer sitting, and it seemed to him to be manifestly unfair to summons him or any ot the men found on the premises, as he thought it would bo likely to prejudice their miuds. Mr Lewis I think tbe Head Constable has acted in a highly creditable manner, and that the delay has been occasioned by motives of excessive fair- ness. Defendant was tioed 40s and costs,or a mDtb. —Wm. Laney and Wm. Phillips were summoned for drunkenness. They both denied tbe charge, but gave different accounts of their wanderings down the docks," one saying tbey had been to six public-bouses, while the other said four. They were each fined 5 an1 coats, or seven days. At^Cardiff police-court on Tuesday John Keofe (20) and Jeremiah Dempsey (22) ware charged with assault, and also with stealing a silver lever watch and portion of a gold chain, value 5 s, from the parson of Johann Carlson at Bute-terrace on the 2Bb July.—Prosecutor, who is a Swedish skipper, stated that he was proceeding down Bute-terrace •to his lodgings when he was suddenly assaulted from behind by three young men. They rifled his pockets, and as soon as he recovered from the fright he missed his watch.—The Stipendiary re- manded prisoners in cU8tody until Tuesday next, in order to allow of thorough inquiries being made. At the Cardiff police-court yesterday— before Dr H. J. Paiue and Mr J. W. Vacbell- Edward Hunt, 20, was charged with staling a Gladstone bag containing samples of tobacco and cigars, of the value of B2 10% the property of James Jarvis, at the Sophia Gardens, on July 31st.—The evidence showed that the prosecutor, a commercial traveller, was lying down in the gardens on Thursday afternoon, with bis bag of samples near him. He did not go to sleep, but ha was not looking at the bag. The defendant was seen to take it up, and walk away with it, when be was pursued by another man, a rigger, who happened to be in the grounds. While the defendant was running he threw away the bag, which the rigger picked up. He overtook the defendant, and banded him over to the keeper at the lodge. Defendant said be was seized with a sudden temptation to steal, but after be bad taken the bag he threw it aside before be knew that anyone was in pursuit of him.—The case was dealt with under the First Offenders Act, tbe defendnut being liberated on bis own recognisances of B10 to come up when called upon; the Cardiff Police-court yesterday— before Dr H. J. Paine (in the chair) and Mr J. W. Vachell—William Dixon, alias Pear- son (4-6), a sailor, was charged with stealing two pairs of boots, value 12s lid, from William Thomas and James Callaghac, at 18, Harvey street, on July 31st. —Thomas stated that he was lodging at the above address, and that morning, about seven o'clock, be missed a pair of boots. His companion also lost a pair at the same time. —The accused, who pleaded guilty, stated that be was unable to obtain a ship, as he did, not belong to the Union, and those who were not members could not obtain employ- ment.-He was sentenced to 7 days' imprison- ment with hard labour. At the Cardiff Police-court yesterday— before Dr H. J. Paine, Mr J. W. Vachell, and Mr Rees Jones—Charles Williams, labourer, was charged with selling beer without a license at 15, Seymour-street, East Moors, on the 26th July.— He pleaded guilty.—On promising not to repeat the offence the defendant was fined 203 and costs, or 14 days' imprisonment. An order was made for the confiscation of the beer found on the pre- mises.-S. Bracey was charged witb Belling beer witbout a license at 88, Cairns-street, on the 27oh July.—P.C. King stated that on the day in question, in company with P.C. Yelland, he went to tbe defendant's house, and watched it for several hours in the morning. During the time he was there be saw eight men, seven women, and one girl enter the bouse. One of the men came out carrying under his coat what appeared to be a bottle. The women alse came out carrying jugs or bottles of beer nnder their aprons. One woman made three journeys in and out of the bouse. On entering the premises witness found five men in the kitchen Bitting down, and the defendant was standing among them. Two of tbe men said they were invited into the bouse by the lodgers. In the front room there were two large jugs, a pint cup and a small glass, all containing beer. There was a nine- gallon cask on tap, and containing a small amount of beer, in another room.— Evidence was piven for the defence to the effect that no men or women entered tbe house for the purpose of obtaining beer, but one woman called three times for her groceries, which she bad left there the previous night. As the people were not up early she had to call three times,—A fine 01 £3 and costs, or 21 days' imprisonment was imposed. At the Cardiff ponce-court yesterday— —before Dr H. J. Paine (in the chair), Sir Mor- gan Morgan, and Mr J. W. Vachell—Elizabeth Wills, a woman of respectable appearance, was charged with attemping to commit suicide by jumping into the East Junction Loclc, on July 31st.-The defendant, in answer to the chairman, stated that she did not attempt to drown herself. She got out of her husband's cart and accidentally fell down. She got up immediately, then fell again, and found herself in the water. She was no sooner in than she was ont. The evidence went to prove that she was assisted out of the water by a Bute Docks polico-constable. The defendant was remanded in custody until Tuesday next. At Cardiff police-court yesterday-before Dr H. J. Paine and Mr J. W. Vachell-Edward Lloyd, engine driver, of 26, Eisteddfod-street, was summoned for neglecting to contribute towards the maintenance of his wife, Jane Llcyd.—Mr Belcber appeared, for thej defendant.-The complainant -titid that she was married to her husband at Merthyr 22 yo:,r!! ago, but that they had lived for it, number of years. Ou the 10ui 'July ha sold all the furniture to a broker in the middle ot the night, and wheu sbt awoke in the morning she was surrounded by bare walls. He went to live with her tid lie had not given her anything or contributed in any way towards her support since. She had lea a miserable life with her husband, and had frequently been assaulted by him. Six w, eks ag he kicked her in the side, leaving a brinst, wbicb remained for some time. There had beec frequent disputes between them because he was jealous of the, lodgers whom she kept. The defendant, on being- put into the box, said on the night that he t-old the furniture he came down stairs after h;-vinz goile to bed, and found his wife behaving in all indecorous manner wit,ti the lo(ige- -A mail in-.im-d James Stilhvan. The son of the parties, a youug man of 20, srave evidence to the effect that his father had often found fault with his n,otber'" conduct. He had assisted his father in getting out the furn ture.—James Sullivan, labouror, who lodged with the parties, said on the night ol the 10th July the defendant's wif1, while a little intoxicated, put her arms round him and embraced him. He was not surprised, though she had never done anything ol the kind before, as she was in drink. There had never been any impropriety between tiirm on any occasion. —Mr Belcher admitted the desertion.— The Court held there was no evidence of im- morality, and made an order on the defendant or the piymenc of 4* per week. At Cardiff poacc-court yesterday—before Dr H, J. Paine and Mr J. W. Vachell—John Ree, in tfee employ of a Mr Turner, who ba-, a stable in the lan" ar the back of Riverside, was summoned lor ae- I saulting John Hill, The complainant, who was represented by Mr Frank Hill, stated that there had been considerable unplea- santness between the occupiers of stable* in tlie lane in consequence of their habit of blocking the place up with their vehicles in such a manner trat others could not pass, and this culminated on Monday niglit last in the assault. R-as was washing his hansom, when complainant required to pass with his trap. The former refused to allow him to do so, and on complain- ant's attempting to remove the hansom, Rses beat bim severely, following him up and renew- ing the assault a few minutes after. Defendant was Sued 20-i and costs, or in default 14 days' with hard labour. At the. Cardiff police-court yesterday—beforG Dr H. J. Paine and Mr J. W. Vacltell-Charlês Hunt, labourer, 17, Hunt-street, Canton, was summoned for assaulting Alexauder McPherson, a county-court baiiiff. whilo iu the execution of his duty, on the 24 ,h July. Tha complainant said he went into tho defendant's house for the purpose of serving a county court summons. He handed the summons to the defen- daut, who at once tore it up, and struck him on the bead with his fist. He also caught hold of complainant by tbe arm, knocked him against the wall of the passage, and handled him very roughly. He threw complainant's hat off, and kicked him on the leg. Tha de- fendant said the complainant refused to go out of the house when requested, and he gave him a push. The coniplaiuaut then knocked the pipe out of his (defendants) mouth and tried to strike him with his stick. Defendant took the stick from him and thiew it after him when he left the house.—The case was adjourned for a week, to enable the defendant to call a witness.
WELSH ECHOES FROM LONDON. By Our Special Correspondent. POLITICAL—SOCIAL-LITERARY WELSH DISESTABLISHMENT, a have at last attained tba Pisgab of > our and the promised land is within sight— a Host within hail. The letters of the secretaries' g the National Liberal Federation to Mr tuart Rendel practically pledgas the whole of e Liberal party, Mr Gladstone included', to 'Ve Welsh Disestablishment the sec ond place ill 8 Programme, with which they propose to the country. That the Federation hare been *tfa us throughout I have for a long time main- lined in this column. It is most gratifying to nd that, through the means of the excitement ^Rendered by the Rhyl resolution (much derided it was) and the strong impression created the expressed views of the delegates from the ?0lth and South Wales Federations, the leading liberal organisation in the country has made so etnPbaic a declaration in favour of Welsh Dis- establishment. Such a declaration means, •Bttonsrgt other things, that the organisers the party are conviuced once and for all that have nothing to lose and everything to Rain by going before the country with the Dis- establishment and Disendowment of the Church Englan(j in Wales as a foremost plank in the ^jberal platform. It means also that every liberal candidate—leaders as well as followers— fcivist reckon with bis constituents on this sub- ct. There can be no moro shilly-shallying— more beating about the bush. We may "before possess our souls in patience whilst "'e Work with might and main for the return ,to Power of that party which is pledged to give (Ie OUr rights. DRINK AND EDUCATION. Thanks to the fact that we have an Inter- mediate Education Act, and to the excellent die- Ctts«ion promoted by Mr Arthur Acland's resolu- tion, Wales has been fortunate enough to get— fritfioat the intervention, by the way-, of certain Coffered clerical influence—its share of the "drink ^Poils"for educational purposes. Our Scotch friends not been so fortunate. Mr Campbel abnerman made a bard fight of it, but he "as left in a minority of 24. Tho following elsb members assisted in the division :— r Dillwyn, Mr Thomas Elhs, MrS. T. Evans, t r I). L. George, Mr Osborne Morgan, Mr oYd Morgan, Mr Rathbone, Sir Edward Reed, S r Bryn Roberts, Mr John Roberts, Mr Samuel llIitb, and Mr D. A. Thomas. A MEBIOAII SCHOOL FOB CARDIFF. The meeting called by Lord Aberdare to pro- mote the movement for the establishment of a 8<:bool of medicine in connection with the college Cardiff met with much success. A large number ^leading medical men were present, and several of ^em took an active part in the proceedings. It \1st be encouraging to those who favour the jt to find such leading lights as Sir William berts, censor of the Royal College of SurgsonB; ^feasor Frederick Roberts, of the University j?lleRe; Dr. Whipham, dean of St. George's °spital; Dr. Isambard Owen, secretary to the j_°"ective Investigation Committee of the British s Association; and others giving their !*Pport to a Welsh medical school, I nnder- j ailcl that a strong committee is being j°tnaed to push the matter in London or<j Aberdare, who has most generously started London list with a donation of £ 100, will chairman of the committee, whilst Sir °hl1 Puleston, Dr Frederick Roberts, Dr Theo- j?*9 Williams, Dr Whipham, Mr Lewis Morris, J r Arthur Williams, Dr Shield, Dr Lewis s °Ues> Mr Edmund Owen, and others have con- ^ttted to join. Amongst the recent subscribers Mr John Duncan, of Cardiff, 25 guineas T. Powell, of Guildford, £ 25; Sir William berts, 10 guineas; Dr L>ambard Owen, 5 Mr Frank Edwards, 5 guineas. The °*>don press, and especially the medical finals, have taken up the movement with nucb cordiality. ilIa .¡OlIN PULESTON AND THE CONSTABLBSHIP OF RP CARNARVON CASTLB. Co >e aPpointment of Sir John Puleston to the ^stableship Carnarvon Castle, a post ren- Vacan' by the death of Lord Carnarvon, rj,jS been somewhat strongly criticised. Mr D. A. jj)otnas asked a question on the subject in the °Use on Monday night. One wonders why this tank was undertaken by KCr Thomas than by Mr D, LI. George, who a few b 111'8 before had brought the matter efare the House on behalf of tho cor- Poration of one of the boroughs for he is the parliamentary representative, form of Mr Thomas's question enabled Mr rj, H. Smith to reply with a decided advantage. .8 enquiry as to whose recommendation hadob- 'Bed for the senior member for Devonport the j^^tment referred to brought the obvious 0Jt that the appointment was made by the fy.r°*n on the recommendation of the Prime tj ,n,*ter. It was easy to add, by way of a snub, .>a' questions of this nature should be addressed t ^Uother place to tho Prime Minister. A to a rumour that the new constable had ^Pointed the Conservative election agent as his Pity brought Sir John Puleston to *bis feet l. Ith a Btng- denial, and a side thrust at the L gentleman, who bad, without precedent, be j> le*ed,inade him the subject of a question in the te O,118e." There were, of course, plenty of MlDis- cheers forthcoming, and although some of tl. r BIde shouted "A job," it cannot be denied j the enemy scored. I believe that it is a is ct that the present Corporation of Carnarvon satisfied with the appointment. Why vjj,, jQjjQ Puleston score further by the mayor o £ the town for the time being s deputy Constable ? A NEW WELSH CANTATA, j l' D. Emlyn Evans is busily eugaged these c Putting the finishing touches to his new 3^ata» The Lake Maiden (Mereh y Llyn). ^'bretto was composed by the master lyrist jj. "ales, the late Ceiriog Hughes. Unfortunately not in a finished state, but tender hands since fashioned it for the composer's pur- ^80, rpjje jes,en(j 0f x,]yn y Van has often K"R8d the attention of the poet and the Not long ago Mr Haydn Parry s on the subject was heard. Iu of time, Mr Emlyn Evans's work is, 0f prior in point of composition, though not t ^toduction, to that of Mr Parry. There is no o^sou whatever why there should not be two, So' ^'e ma^er 'bat, a dozen compositions I 11 attractive a subject as the lovely maiden of Lake and her no less lovely story. Mr (Evans's cantata, which is scored for a fch °rc^es^ra (as compositions of the kind 0,Jld now be, even in Wales, where orcliesfcra- gh'11 has been so sadly ncglected), contains soma ell lumbers, including solos for the principal tl) atacters. the maid and the lover, &;e., choruses, 8bepherds and maidens, a semi-sacred chorus ^be close of the marriage ceremony, a bridal and a children's chorus wherein thoy ^tccde (in tho strains of an old Welsh air), with mother, when, owing to the three causeless l00v"8> she is about to 4eave the husband of ber jjj ■ Cairiog loved not the tragic, and be ftQted a happy denouement to bis story. The fQI Poser, however, has probably found the fate- endmg of the legend more to his purpose, GWILYM MORGAN. ^fWilym Morgan" is the title of a new Uf novel that has recently appeared, the hero t, ^bich is no less a person than Bishop Morgan ty3 first translator of the Old Testament into the t:.IBb language. Its author is Mr Ellis Pierce b ,s o'r Nant), Dolyddelen,and it was awarded » thr'i9 at the London Eisteddvod of 1887, under II trIple adjudications of Mr Beriah G, Evans, r Isaac Foulkes, and Cranogwen. Elis o'r li t\t has the diatinction of having been born in "nant anghyspell" as Bishop Morgan, 1I.t be sagely records having seen a slab by *l°bgroes with W.M. carved thereon blab be- famous Gwilym himself. That 1f it is still in existence and can be autben- should be preserved. A hill in the neigh- its bood called, Pigyn Esgob," is said to have from the fact that Bishop Morgan once rcbej. thereon. As to the novel, it is full of .thE! 1.le information, imparted in a homely way. WQicutof talks with a directness and a sincerity 1f occasionally found embarrassing by" the etn reader, has a great deal of charm for indent of character. The quaintness of the ect and the oddities of expression throughout alld novel are such as to demand the attention bia.1 t() deseve the commendation of the Welsh 0j ect; Society. There is nothing much by way elfJo.t, the author apparently having set him- Of tb" task of recording the floatiug traditions t(ia& e Neighbourhood regarding his hero rather reUlttat of inventing a consecutive story. The very interesting. Mr Pierca is bis own 18 Qt.
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MONDAY. THE HYSTERICAL JUDGE. There was a pretty full attendance in the of Commons to-day, always consider- ing that it is Monday, and the end of the session is not far distant. Mr Gladstone was in his place, and took a lively part in the preliminary proceedings. He was loudly cheered when he rose to support Mr Dillon's demand for a day on which to discuss his motion for a select committee to inquire into the now famous declaration of Mr Justice Harrison inciting the people of Galway to lynch law. Mr Balfour read another letter from the judge, in which he somewhat ignominiously endeavoured to slip out of the responsi- bility of his words. He repeats what he said before, that when he expressed his surprise that lynch law was not invoked he did not mean what he said, but something quite different. Mr Dillon is prepared with a batch of Irish news- papers, in which the statement of Mr Justice Harrison was discussed before attention was called to the matter in the House of Commons. Whether Minis- terialist, Nationalist, or Independent, all the authorities agree in construing Mr Justice Harrison's words in their ordinary sense, while some of the more violent of the Orange papers go the length of boisterously welcoming this appeal from the bench to lynch law. AUTOCRACY IN THE CABINET. It is stated that some influential members of the Cabinet are strongly in favour of granting the select committee, without even troubling the House of Commons to discuss the question whether it should or should not be appointed. They think that, simply regarded as a matter of tactics, it would be eminently desirable to avoid the appearance of sheltering an indiscreet official. But Mr Balfour has put his foot down. He will rule Ireland in his own way or not at all, and, as usual, his colleagues in the Cajbinet have given way, even though they have reason to believe that their view is supported by a considerable portion of the rank and file of the party. Mr Smith invites Mr Dillon to take his ordinary chance of finding a day for dis- cussing the matter. That is adding insult to injury, since at this period of the session it is practically impossible for any private member to secure an opening for debate of whatever importance. The Irish members, have, however, the satisfaction of knowing that Mr Justice Harrison has afforded the British public au opportunity of understand- ing and considering the spirit in which the law is administered in Ireland, and that is even more than forcing the Government to undertake a formal inquiry. BAD NEWS FROM BERMUDA. There is considerable uneasiness at the War Office at the receipt of a telegram from Bermuda announcing the outbreak of enteric fever, an alarm which will be com- municated to military circles when the news becomes known. The new turn of affairs is not calculated to lesson the disapproval with which the whole action of the authori- ties in this matter is regarded by the public. Bermuda has the reputation of being an unusually healthy place. It is the favourite resort of the people of New York, who are able to reach it after three days' steaming, and who go thither in con- siderable numbers but typhoid fever is no unusual visitant, as Mr Stanhope admitted to-night, and the fact is well-known at the War Office. A CONSERVATIVE QUIXOTE." Mr Atkinson, who has given notice of a resolution declaring that the House of Commons disagrees with the Prince of Wales in giving to Cardinal Manning prece- dence next to himself in a RCyal Commis- sion, is the Conservative member for Boston. He is an elderly and somewhat flighty gentleman, whose incursions in debate are observed with much uneasiness by the party whips. On the Conservative side he seems endeavouring to recall memories of the peculiar position held on the other side through several Parliaments by the late Mr Wh alley. He has been to the fore a good deal to-night, moving an amendment on the Holigoland Bill, to the ill-disguised annoy- auce of Ministers, who wanted to get on with business. Mr Atkinson so far yielded to pressure put upon him that after a while he withdrew his amendment; but its discussion had occupied nearly an hour's valuable time, and would have been called obstruction had he risen from the Liberal side. UNIMPRESSIONABLE, The Anglo-German Treaty Bill having been finally got out of the way, the House took up the Local Taxation Bill, continuing the debate in committee interrupted a few weeks ago. Mr Goschen promptly moved to omit that portion of the bill which origin- ally proposed to devote £50,000 towards the compensation of publicans in Scotland. Mr Campbell Bannerman then moved an amendment, the effect of which would be to add this amount to the sum of £40,000 already granted by the bill for entirely free- ing primary education in Scotland. Sir George Trevelyan delivered a vigorous speech in support of the amendment, but neither this nor the speeches of the mem- bers who followed made any impression on the obdurate Lord Advocate, who re- garded the amendment as designed to give an academic education at the expense of the ratepayers, a state of affairs to which he would give no countenance.
WEDNESDAY. PARTY BEFORE PRINCIPLE. The debate on the Local Taxation Bill has proved unusually long and heated. This is due to the action, of the Government, who curtly deoline to listen to the represen- tations of the Scotch members, in disposing of the money accruing from the extra spirit duties. Of 56 Scotch members who have taken part in critical divisions on this matter, 42 have urged the Government to allot the money for the completion of the system of free education, and the Govern- ment, backing up the 14 Tory members with their full forces, are resolved to apply the money to the relief of the rates, which, the Scotch Liberal members say, is another way of providing for the relief of the landlords. The secret of this un- justifiable attitude taken up by the Chancellor of the Exchequer is, as I mentioned some time ago, an apprehension, and if the demand of the Scotch members were conceded, an awkward precedent would be created for dealing with the education question south of the Tweed. SCOTLAND NOT TO BE JUGGLED. This afternoon saw the conclusion of the i Scotch chapter of the discussion on the Local Taxation Bill. But it was not till after the closure had been invoked, and Sir George Trevelyan and Sir William Harcourt had found an oppor- tunity of saying a few plain words on the action of the Government in respect of the wishes of the Scotch mem- bers. Sir William Harcourt laid the responsibility for the prolongation of the discussion at the door of the Government, and warned them that the Scotch people would show their appreciation of the manner in which the views of the majority of their representatives were regarded by a Tory Government. The Irish portion of the Bill was got through with much less friction, and the committee found itself faced by the proposals for the superannuation of the police before half-past five. This neces- sarily brought the conversation to a close.
STABBING AFFRAY AT CARDIFF At the Cardiff police-court on Tuesday— before Mr T. W. Lewis, Dr H. J. Paine, Alderman Jacobs, andMr flees Jones—Margaret Cooper, 32, was charged with cutting and wounding Mary Liddle on the head and wrist with a glass and knife at 35, Davies-jstreet, on the 28:h instant. Prosecutrix said she was a widow and lived with the prisoner at 35, Davies-street. Between three and four o'clock on Monday afternoon they had a quarrel, and prisoner, becoming very violent,' threatened IC to do for her," and stabbed ber across the head with a knife she bad in her hand. Prisoner tbsn went to a dresser, and, taking up a glass, beat her on the bead with it. Witness endeavoured to escape, and when turning'to shield her head with her fcand prisoner cut her in the wrist.—Dr Higgins, assistant house surgeon at the Infirmary, spoke to the injuries received by the prosecutrix, whom he had examined on Monday nigltt, She was suffering from a clean cut scalp wound on the right side of the bead, about two inches long, and also from a cut on the right wrist an inch and a half m length. He did not notice any bruises on the head, and in his opinion the cuts had been caused by some sharp instrument.—Cross-ex- amined by the prisoner, be said the cut on the bead was a clean cut and not inflicted with a glass,—By the Stipendiary: I should say that the wound on the head was certainly caused by a knifo.—The prisoner, whose hands were cut in several places, said that prosecutrix cut herself with glass through breaking her windows. The only excuse for this act was that it was done for the purpose of "settling her differences."—Acting-serge»nt Pickett, who appre- hended the prisoner, said that in answer to the charge she said. "There never was a knife handled, but I don't deny that I took a glass off the cufs-an-draus' And bit her with it."— Bridget Foley said she was in Davies-street on Monday night and heard screaming in the house of the prisoner. Mrs Liddle rushed out of the passage bleedin U something awful, sir." Prisoner followed her with a knife in her baad, and stabbed Mrs Liddle on the hand. It .was black-handled knife. Wituess endeavoured to get the knife out of her hand, and in so doing got a nasty cut on the fingers.—Catherine OolBsgave corroboratory evidence of the assault,—Prisoner hero delivered a piteous appeal, stating that her body was" black and blue J, lifter the leathering she had received, and asked that the female searcher should give evidence as to tier condition. —Mrs Maboney, female searcher at the Central police-station, said that prisoner had a number of bruises about the body.-—Prisoner was committed to take her trial at the Swansea Assizes, bail being allowed, herself in jE15 and two sureties in £25.
TITHE AGITATION IN WALES. In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr STANLEY LKISHTON askad the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention had been called to the renewal of organised resistance to the payment of the tithe rent charge in Mont- gomeryshire, and to th4 riot which occurred on the 12th of July at Llanfihangol in that county, in which Major Godfrey, tbe chief constable, was struck, and Mr Craft, the auc- tioneer, repeatedly kicked by tbe mob, and tioneer, repeatedly kicked by the mob, and whether the Government will take steps to ensure the punishment of those who enter into illegal combinations to defeat the law. Mr W. H. SMITH said the Secretary of State bad received a report that there bad been no organised resistance on the occasion in question- (hear, heat)-nor had tbers been in the county for the last three years. It was net a fact that the chief constable was struck. The auctioneer received a kick, but not seriously. The amount distrained for was recovered. The chief constable attributed what slight disturb- p,nes there was to insufficient notice being given of the levy time, not allowing of the adoptron of those conciliatory measures hitherto securing due administration of the law without disturanca in the county. Where such disturbances existed in other counties the Government were preparsd to take steps to bring to justice any offenders against the law,
THE NEW CONSTABLE OF CARNARVON CASTLE. The office of constable of Carnarvon.,iuat con- ferred upon Sir John Pulestou, carries with it the absolute possession of Carnarvon Castls for life. There are also certain emoluments, though they do not bring the post within the category of places of profit" under the Crown wbich necessitate vacation of a seat in Parliament, The member for Devonport is not the first of his name who has held tho office of constable. There was a Sir John Pulestou constable in the time of Edward III. Later, a Sir John Puieston was banged within the courtyard of the castle. We are informed on Rood authority that the deputy-constableship of Carnarvon Castle is likely to be conferred on Mr Henry Lloyd Carter, a prominent Conservative in Carnarvon. Mr Carter is a young maD, aud was chiefly instru- mental in securing the return of the late Mr Swetenbam, Q.C., for the Carnarvon Boroughs at the election of 188S.
A MURDERER EXECUTED. George Bowling, 57, labourer, was hanged, at. Wandsworth Gaol on Tuesday for the murder of a woman aamed E, liz, Nightingale, with whom be cohabited at Mitckam, Surrey. They both were addicted to drink, and after a quarrel one night Bowling killed his paramour with .& hammer. He has since admitted his guilt. He was allowed a drop of over five feet by Berry, the executioner, -tti(i lie Rpl)e-ire(i to dip in an instant.
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TWO MEN SHOT BY A DIS- CHARGED SOLDIER. On WedaeRday, Hertford-road, Kingsland, was the scene of a double murder of a remarkable description. About half-past four p.m., a man of military aspact was seen walking from the direc- tion of the Wagon and Horses public-house, which is situated about fifty yards up Hertford-road to Downham-road, a thoroughfare running into the Kingfslaud-road. Two man, well-known loafers' in the neighbourhood, were seen following him, and calling to him to stop. They had almost caught up to him on his arrival at the corner of the street,, where he suddenly faced round, and advancing a few steps, drew a revolver from his pocket and, taking deliberate aim, shot first ono, and then the other, of his followers. In each case the bullet entered the head, and the untortunate men at once fell dead within au inch or two of one Uiv iber. The only witness of this scene, appar- ently, was James Newmau, a chimney-sweep living next door to the public-house. On seeing what bad occurred he promptly gave chase to the ;s8assiu, who had disappeared round the corner. Almost simultaneously Wm. Kuifton,wtio resides in Downham-road, opposite rhe entrance to Hertford-road, rushed out to ascertain the cause of the reports of firearms, and he. too, seeing the two prostrate forms on the pave ment, and promptly grasping the situatiou- Joined in the pursuit of the fugitive, Having thrown a few stones at the man, in order, if possible, to disable him, the two pursuers, after covering about three hundred yards, caught up with the assassin, who adopted a very aggressive attitude, endeavouring while hurrying forward to point his revolver upon one or other of the men on either side of him. By displaying adroitness, they succeeded in prevent- ing his doing this, but for some time they were at a loss how to disarm him. Eventually, however, Newman made a dash at the weapon, and simultaneously Knifton tripped him up. The three fell to the ground, and a violent struggle ensued, the result being that the murderer was disarmed and tightly secured. Meanwhile the news of what had occurred had spread throughout the locality, and a number of persons had gathered on the spot. In a few minutes more this group of persons had swolleu into a large crowd, which prew very excited. One man who happened to be carrying a rope proposed that it should be used for the purpose of banging the culprit from the nearest lamppost, and several voices were raised in favour of tb-is course. A littlo later three con- stables arrived upon the scene and relieved Newman and Knifton of their captive. The prisoner was conducted to the Dalston-lane police-station, and on inquiries being made in the neighbourhood it was discovered that his name was Walter Alfred Hargen, that he had arrived in this country from America only a few days before, and that he was a lodger m a house in Smitbtield. In his pocket were found documents indicating that ho was a discharged soldier, and it is believed that he once belonged to a Wast Surrey regiment. The two men who were shot were well known in the locality, and especially to the proprietor of the Horse and Wagon Public-honsi?, which they frequented. Their names are John Wheeler and William Lambert, the former having been kuowa familiarly as Half-Piut-Jack." Tbe proprietor of the public-house and his wife explain that these meu were constantly lounging about the bar and on the pavement outside, and that they sometimes caused a disturbance. It appears, indeed, that only a short time before the tragedy they, and another man of the same class, who is called Silly Charlie," made such a disturbance in the house that, the proprietor, who bad been asleep in the parlour, was summoned to eject them. It is alleged, not that they were quarrelling, but that they were laughing and singing boister- ously, indulging in horseplay, and threatening to jump over the bar. The landlord explains that he had considerable difficulty in ejecting them, and that as he was engaged in doing so one of them threatened tj blow his brains out. Both the landlord and hia wife positively assert that Hargen was not in the house during the afternoon. The wife can speak with authority on the point, as during tbe even- ing she was sent for by the inspector at the police-station, who took her into the presence of the prisoner and asked her to say, after she had closely scrutinised him, whether she had to her knowledge ever seen him before. She asserted confidently that she had never previously seen him. The point is an important one in view of the statements freely made in the district, not only that the murderer visited the public-house during the afternoon, but while there that he had a quarrel with teh men whom he afterwards shot. It is of course possible that ho was in the house with several others, and escaped the observation of those behind the bar.
TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION. Meeting of Cardiff Committee, A meeting of the Technical Instruction Act Committee of Cardiff was held or. Thursday afternoon, at the Council Chamber of the Town- hall, when there were present Mr T. Hurry Riches (in the chair), Principal Viriamu Jones, Mr Ivor James, Mr Lewis Williams, Mr W. H. Allen, Mr J. Bush, Mr T. R?es, Mr W. H. Atkinson, Dr. Treliarne, Mr Proger, Mr Peter Price, Mr J. L. Wheatley (town clerk), and Mr Williams (deputy-town c.erk). The report of the joint sub-committee to the Technical Instruction Act committee was pre- sented, and also the proposed heads of agreement. —The report of the sub-committee contained the proposed heads of agreement which should bo enforced for ten years from October 1st, 1891, upon which date the college couucil should com- mence all the classes for putting into operation the Technical Instruction Act; and it provided that the college council should give the use ot their laboratory, scientific, and other apparatus in con. sideration of a payment from the committee of £ 2.500 per annum, added to which would be the students' fees and the grants earned from the Government. The college council are to provide the following additional buildings to those at present in existence at the University College (1) A school of art; (2) an engineering lecture-room, with drawing offices, laboratory, workshops, &c.- The Chairman explained at some length the more important provisions of the scheme agreed upon by the joint sub-cominittee. The association of the scheme with the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire was in the best interests of the town of Card:ff.-A letter from Dr Treharne was reid by the town clerk. In it he suggested that the establishment of a depart- ment for women, in which instruction should be given in such subjects as scientific dressmaking, domestic economy, laundry work, and cooking, and the teaching of them in the higher grade school.-Dr TrehRrue, in further explaining his object, said be felt that; women had a right to participate fairly in the benefits of the At. and it was not desirable, if that principle were recog- nised, that they should be given indifferent accommodation, but that they should be provided with well-lighted, com- modious, and well ventilated rooms. Mr Atkinson, at considerable length, criticised the scheme of the committee, on the ground that it was extravagant, that the college was not cen- trally situated for those who would use the classes, that the committee proposed to hand the money over to an irresponsible body, and that the money would bo spent without any corre- sponding ad vantage to the town. He proposed application be made to Parliament for powers to arry out an entirely separate scheme, which among other things would require new buildings. The TOWN CLEHK stated, in reply, that ample guarantees wer,, given for the security of the scheme as it affected the ratepayers, and that if they applied to Parliament tor special powers they would be informed that the act already contained all that was required to carry out a scheme. If they wont in for special buil(lings, centrally situated, a sum of about £ 12j000 would be expended on a sight alone, and that would absorb nearly the whole of their rate, besides causing a delay of some two ye;1r III the carrying out of the act.—Mr Lewis Williams assured the meeting that the scheme had been most carefully prepared, and be was surprised that Mt Atklllso n should have so freely found fault with the recommendations of the committee, —A prolonged discussion ensued, and ultimately,, on the motion of Dr Treharne, it was resolved to refer the subject of his letter to the sub- committee.—Toe scheme was postponed, nnd it was resolved to have another meeting of the committee on Tuesday next.
THE RE-DIVISION OF CARDIFF. The inquiry into the ie-divisioo of Cardiff was resumed at the Csrdiff Town-hall on Thursday, before Mr Woodfall, barrister-at- law, commissioner. The members were provisionally apportioned as follows, the dates being the years in which they retire Wards. j 1890. 1891. 1892. Central J. G, Proger F. Jntham W C. Hurley South ,'F. J. Beavan T. Mo.el J. Tucker Cathays P. Price D, lti 'hards T. Rees Park jSirM.Morgan K. Beavan T. H. Riches Adamsdown iW. (Sibbs Dr iteps I'. Morel Riverside „, K. Price L. Carr K, J. Smith Canton iW. Vaughan W. W. lyn)onds lirangetown il>r James S>. A. Biain 8. MiUion Itoath j\V. Trounce VV. Reynolds J. It imsdale Splott IB. Bird E. Heme E. Shackell Ths Commissioner then proceeded to revise these allocations, and there being no objection they stood as good. Mr KECS, as the senior councillor, tondemd the thanks of the Corporation to the Commissioner, Mr David and Mr Hall supported, and tbe Com- missioner having replied, the inquiry terminated.
STRANGE ABDUOTION BY NUNa Five years ago, Frau Pajor, a married stage- singer, placed ker little girl with the Ursuinat nuns of Bad Fuered. Some ags ago she came ta claim the girl, who is now sixteen years old. The girl, however, declared that she would not follow her Kother. She had been told that the life of an actress was neither hononrable nor virtuous, and preferred to devote bor life to religion rather than to be exposed to temptations of all kinds. The nuns encouraged her, and Frau Pajor bad to make a violent scene before she could get the girl away. Some day later a school fellow and a uun came on a villit.. bqr daughter, and stayed until the mother had gone to the theatre where she acted. When she came home, some time after eleven, her child had gone awty witb the nun and the schoolfellow, The moth1 Saas not yet traced her daughter, and is refused admittance to the convent.
THE WEEK'S HEALTH BILL. The return of the Registrar-General for tllf week ending Saturday last, 26th July, shows that, the rates of mortality in the several towtic arranged in order from the lowest, were at follows Portsmouth I I Bradford -17 Derby H9 Norwich IS Oldham 15-1 Wolverhampton lw Blackburn 13-1 Preston Hull.. 11-4 I Birkenhead M.18 Halifax 14 6 I Cardiff 18 Bright,un JSUelfitild 19 Plymouth Iir9 J .Sunderland 19 Nottingham 16'2 | Jiolton 20 Bristol lo 6 l.iferpool .21 London 16'7 I Salford 23 Birmingham. 16'9 j Manchester Leeds 17 3 J Newcastle-on- 1'yne ..24 Huddersfield — .17*7 |
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