SUNDAY DRINKING AT PONTY- PRIDD. The Stipendiary on the Publicans. At the Ystrad police-court, on Monday, Mr Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate, observed, in the hearing of a case in which a miner was charged with stealing money belonging to a person who slept in the same bedroom in. a hotel at Pontypridd on Satur- day last, that it appeared that colliers and others from different pasts of the district or the valleys frequented public-houses at Pontypridd on Satur- day evenings, and remained there as travellers JÙI night, drinking until some timo in the morning. Then the visitors were legally qualified to obtain drink on the following day. — Mr Matthews, superintendent of police, remarked that was exactly what was generally done in some of the public houses. — Tho learned Stipendiary rejoined that he could not possibly perceive any legal mode whatever of putting a stop to the nuisance, unless the bench refused renewing the licenses. The magistrates had power to do that or to confiscate the licenses of the landlords. But in the present case there was no evidence clearly showing that the parties had lodged in the public-house for the purpose of getting drink onSunday.—Mr Supt. Matthews said he did not think that most of the travellers who remained all night in certain hotels in the town were bona-fide travellers—ho conscientiously believed they were tipplers.—His Worship, inter- posing, remarked that during their stay in public- houses it seemed they were accommodated some- what like the members of the household. Confiscation of the licenses was the only real remedy.
fc. EXTENSIVE FRAUDS BY A SOUTH WALIAN. At Grimsby Quarter Sessions, on Tuesday, C. Stanley, known under several aliases, aged 26, a seaman, pleaded guilty to indictments charging him with obtaining and attempting to obtain money by false pretences at Grimsby. Superintendent Hennett stated that in con- sequence of the publicity given to the case by the Press, he had received communications from all parts of the country, from banks, clergymen, and others, who had been swindled by the prisoner. His opera- tions ranged over nine counties, from Hampshire, through South Wales, to the North Riding of Yorkshire. He had obtained money from ten banks, three clergymen, a Roman Catholic priest, and a gentleman in London. In these cases he held warrants for the prisoner's arrest should 4e be acquitted. All these offences had been committed since his release from prison in August last. Stanley is the son of a watchmaker at Neath, Glamorganshire, and is well educated. The Chairman stated that in 1886 the prisoner was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment at the Surrey Sessions for obtaining money by fraud, and in 1888 to 18 months' im- prisonment at Dorchester Assizes for a like offence. Society must be protected from being preyed upon by such persons as the prisoner, and the sentence of the court was that he should do penal servitude for five years.
CARMARTHENSHIRE POLICE PROMOTION. TO THE EDITOR. Sntj—Nfrw that the police force is-ttf-b&in- dieased, some of the old constables are expect- in(r promotion. I know a good^ deal about the police force and the members of the force and we, outside the force, can judge the merit of different constables as well as their superiors. I know of some intelligent constables who have done- over 20 years' service, and I am sure they are cmite qualified for promotion. If they are not, I dont know what to say about those that have been promoted lately. I heard the other day, :it Llanelly, that some constables are too old for promotion. I know one that was ap- pointed! inspector at the age of 19, and pro- moted io the rank of superintendent before he was 20. I will leave it to the readers of this to judge winch is most reasonable, to promote a lad to the rank of inspector and thentosnperintendent, or to prcpooto a constable of 20 years' service at the age ctf 4^1- or 46 ? I hope some one will see into this matter, and see that constables of long service and characters, and well up in police duties, shctula be trusted in the right way.—I am, &a, GLANfoWY. October Z9tlu
THE TITHE DISTURBANCESfAT CALDICOT. A the Chepstow petty sessions on Tuesday, the magistrates were engaged for several hours in investigating charges arising out of the recent tithe distraints at Caldicot. Mr Glascodine (instructed by Mr Hill, of Cardiff) was the prose- cuting counsel, and Mr Davies (of the firm of Messrs Evans and Davies, Newport) defended. The first case was a charge against Edwin Adams, a farmer, of Caldicot, for using threats against Henry Cooke, a certified bailiff in the employ of Messrs Clark and Dovey, of Cardiff, at Caldicot, on the 4th or October. Mr Davies raised an objection to the jurisdiction of the court, as there was a dispute as to the owner- ship of the tithes, but the bench decided to hear the case. It seemed that plaintiff was in posses- sion of defendant's property under a distraint for tithes. On the morning named defendant locked his ^ates, and threatened to shoot any bailiff that set foot on his premises, and from the threats of defendant and the attitude of the people Cooke swore that he was afraid to perform his duty in the neighbourhood of Caldicot. Subsequent to the threats being used there was an attempted distraint sale at the farm of Mr George Day, a neighbour, which was frustrated by the aggressive assemblage. The bench bound defendant over in a sum of £50 to keep the peace towards Cooke for six mouths.—Adams was then charged with assaulting- Edward Rowlands, auctioneer, of Cardiff, on the 4th of October. It seems that Rowlands went to Day's place to sell, but was paet by tho gate being fastenea and a demonstrative crowd. Rowlands went to Day's gate and tried to get in, but was repelled by Adams, who, with others, was stationed inside, and oggs, turf, and other missiles were thrown about, and ho was prevented from carrying out the sale.—The bench considered that a technical assault was committed, and imposed a fine of 10s and costs, remarking that defendant had been the tool of others.—Thero were two other charges against Adams, viz., for threatening another bailiff named Henry Harcombe, and also with assaulting him. To save time Mr Davis, on behalf of defendant, agreed to Harcombe's name being added to the recognizances in which the bench had ordered defendant to be bound, and Mr Glascodine withdrew the charge of assault. Military at Tithe Sales. Several hours were occupied at a meeting of the Denbighshire Joint Committee at Wrexham on Wednesday in discussing the action of the magis- trates and the chief constable in calling out the military to assist in making distraints for tithes in various parts of the county, and the cost attendant thereon. Some of the bills presented were ordered to be paid. One, that of the magis- trates' clerk at Denbigh, was disallowed, and another, that for horses and brakes to convey the police from place to place, was referred back. A resolution was passed by a majority of two votes appointing a sub-committee to inquire into-the question why the military were called out.
DEATH OF PROFESSOR GALBRAITH. Rev Joseph A. Galbraith, M.A., Registrar of Trinity College, Dublin, died at 11 o'clock on Monday night in his 72nd year. He was a native of Dublin, his parents being of the Presbyterian body. He graduated in 1839, and won his fellow- ship five years afterwards, so that he has been 46 yearsafellow. Hiscollegiate careerwasahighly dis- tinguished one, but his principal honours were won in mathematics, on which he gained his fellowship. Ho was the editor of a celebrated series of science manuals in conjunction with the Rev Dr. Haugh- ton. In 1854 he was appointed Erasmus Smith's professor of natural philosophy, a position he con- tinued to fill for nearly 20 years. His classes were most popular. When tho_ Church was disestab- lished and disendowed in 1869 Mr Galbraith offered his services in the work of reorganization. He became a member of the representative Church body. He computed the value of the life see of every clergyman in Ireland, and performed all tho various involved calculations connected with this subject in a manner which enabled the Church body to act with confidence and promptitude. The service he then began to render to tho Church he continued as long as he was a member of the Church body, and even afterwards. Prior to 1849 he was an enthusiastic Conservative. He has been since an equally enthusiastic Home Ruler. He joined the movement at its first inception in the summer of 1869. He acted as secretary of the Home Rule Association during all the years of its obscurity, and he was an intimate friend and ally of the late Mr Isaac Butt, M.P. After his death he stood aloof for a while from the movement. He never joined the Land League, but after some hesitation threw in his lot with the National League; and would have been elected a member of Parliament for the City of Dublin were it not for the disabling Act which prevents a clergyman in holy orders entering the Lower House of Par- liament. Professor Galbraith leaves two sons and three daughters. His death will be much re- gretted, for his genial manners and benevolence endeared him to alL
CLAIM AGAINST SIR ARTHUR STEPNEY, M.P. The arbitration case which commenced Satur- day morning last at the Stapney Arms Hotel, Llanelly, in which Mr John Rice Williams, farmer, Danybank, near Llanelly, claimed £5,410 damages from Sir Arthur Stepney, M.P., for causing 100 acres of coal to be flooded at Danybank Colliery in consequence of the pump- ing operations being ceased at the neighbouring Ffoy Collieiy after Sir Arthur had abandoned it, was resumed on Monday morning at 11 o'clock. The umpire was Mr Abel Thomas, M.P., and the arbitrators Mr Rosser, Swansea (for the claimant), and Mr R. W. Peel, Ferryside (for Sir Arthur). The claimants' case concluded after the evidence of Mr Thomas Arnold, surveyor, Llanelly (formerly surveyor to Sir Arthur).—Evi- dence was given for the defendant by Mr Edward Daniel, mining engineer, Swansea Mr 1. Sey- mour (manager of Pontyberem Collieries), Mr Daniel Williams (manager of Messrs Nevill, Druce and Co.'s Collieries), and others proving that Sir Arthur had worked the mine m the usual and proper manner according to the terms of the lease, and that he was entitled, except: otherwise stipulated by the lease, to dis- continue pumping as soon as he abandoned working the pit. Contrary to the evidence on plaintiff's behalf, they contended that the coal at Danybank Colliery was workable, and that the loss would only be JB140, if barriers of coal were placed to keep out the water. Mr Arthur Lewis and Mr Glascodine, the claimant's and plaintiff's counsellors respectively, dwelt ex- haustively upon the evidonee given, after sitting till nearly seven o'clock. The matter was ulti- mately left in the hands of the umpire and arbi- trators, who will give their decision about the end of November.
MRS STANLEY AND THE SWANSEA EISTEDDVOD. Mr Rees Jones and Mr William James, joint secretaries of the National Eisteddvod, which takes place next year at Swansea, having sent a copy of their prize list to Mrs Stanley, • has received the following reply :— [COFY.l 2, Biciunond-terrace, Whitehall; S. W. f, 18th Oct. W. James, Esq.. Dear Sir,—I am much obliged to you for so graciously sending me the prize list of the National Eisteddvod of Wales. You are right in thinking that the National Eisteddvod as being Welsh, and the foundation of choral singing, won1d particularly interest me and, 1\-11' Stanley.-BeHeve me, yours faithfully, DOROTHY STANLEX.
PUBLIC QUESTIONS AT MERTHYR. Tho following is the full text ofjtho report of the council to be presented at the annual meeting of the Chamber of Trade at Merthyr :— Merthyr Tydfil, 16th October, 1890. Gentlemen,—It is again our duty to lay before you a report upon the several matters which have received attention during the past year, and the following short summary will show you what has been the result of the attention given to the various matters :— RAILWAY FACILITIES.—The question of the want of better accommodation at the railway statjpn has received a great amount of attention from, and has occupied a great deal of the time of both the chamber and council. It is a well- known fact that the accommodation at the station is utterly inadequate for carrying on the business done there, and your secretary has had a long correspondence with Mr Lambert, the general manager of the Great Western Rail- way Company, upon the matter, and ultimately he, together with your vice-president, Mr Francis Davies. journeyed to London, and waited upon Mr Lambert and laid the whole matter forcibly before him. Mr Lambert received them very favourably, and promised several amend- ments and alterations at the station. Some of these alterations have been carried out—such as running the trains up to the end of the station, and a removal of the great nuisance caused by the unloading of fish on the platform, &c.— but the more important matters of extending the covering of the platfftrm and building a larger booking-office are receiving his attention, and it is believed we shall soon see them carried out. Your secretary has written him a strong letter remindinghim of his promises, and he has replied, saying plans, &c., were being prepared) and we trust that ere long we shall nave this crying evil removed. The chamber has also been agitating for through trains to Swansea, but so far they have only been able to obtain one through coach to and from Swansea. daily, and it is understood that better accommodation will be made at Hirwain Station. The necessity of a foot-bridge crossing the line at Cefn Station has been pointed out to the chamber, and after some correspondence with the two companies interested in that station, there is every likelihood of a bridge being erected there, and tenders have actually been invited for its construction. BRIDGE OVER TAFF AT.CAEDRAW.—This matter has again been before your chamber, and a depu- tation waited upon the local board upon the matter, but they could not, in consequence of several other important works on hand at that time, see their way clear to erect a bridge, but promised it should receive their attention in the coming year. TOWN HALL.—This question, and the questions of better county-court accommodation, has again boen considered and discussed, and various sug- gestions have been made, but no definite result has yet been come to. The matter is being kept before the chamber, and will not be laid aside until some beneficial result to the town has been obtained. MONTHLY MARKETS OR FAIR8.-This is am im. portant matter, and has received considerable discussion and attention. A committee has been appointed to take the matter in hand, and it is hoped that they will shortly be able to formulate a scheme wheroby monthly markets or fairs will be established in the town. GILCHEIST LECTURES.—The chamber supported an application to the Gilchrist Education Trust for the delivery of a series of these excellent lec- tures, and it is most gratifying to state that the application was favourably received by the Trust, and already two most successful lectures have been given in the town. RAILWAY RATES.—This matter, as you are aware, has been taken up by the federated cham- bers, and some good results will no doubt be accomplished by the opposition to the proposed rates, &c., issued by the several companies, carried in by the chamber in conjunction with the opposition of other parties. Several other matters hava been under con- sideration, and are being dealt with by the council and chamber. The chamber paid a visit to Barry Dock on the 24th day of July last. and spent a most profitable and enjoyable day, about 110 being present. Whilst we have lost several of our members, we have had a great many new ones, and the cham- ber now consists of about 125 members. JOHN Wtf. JAMES, President. JOHN PrÆws, Hon. Sec.
SCHOOL BOARD WORK AT NEWPORT. Mr J. Hutchins, accompanied by Officer Trump, appeared at the Newport police-court on Monday to add another chapter to the history of how the poor live in Newport, and how the children of the working classes are neglected. Officer Trump took the witness stand, and as the respective wives of the defendants appeared he detailed to the Court the manner in which tho education of their childreu was neg- lected. The ladies did not always agree with Trump's statements, and some compliments were exchanged between the parties across the Court. A labourer named Vickery, the officer stated, was getting good wages, but his children did not attend school. His son, who is 14 years of age, did not know his alphabet, and his daughter, aged nine years, was in a similar state of blissful ignorance. The defendant's wife now protested that her daughter was in school, but the boy never learnt anything when in school. The Court did not accept this statement, and fined the husband 2s 6cL—Mrs Warren brought her delinquent son to the Court to answer for himself. Tho mother said she had taken him to school, but he generally managed to get away again. The Court lectured the boy, a.nd told him .that if he did not go to school he would be sent to an industrial school, and the lad, hearing this, promised to attend in future.—Mrs Tayne said her children would not go to school, because, as she alleged, the governess did not treat them kindly. The Court told the woman that she could send her children to another school, and fined her 78 6d.— James Franklin, a lad of 10 years, whom his father said that if ho took him to school on Monday he oftentimes did not see again until the Saturday evening because the lad did not return home. Oftentimes he returned home without his clothes and boots. Mr Hutchins said the lad was consorting with bad characters, and the court made the necosary order to send the lad to an industrial school. Mary Jones, when Officer Trump visited her house to enquire about her children, threw a cup of hot tea. in his face, told him to take that and go. She now shed tears, and as Trump did not press the case was let off on pay- ment of costs. -<h-.
STRIKE OF GRAVEDIGGERS. Alleged Shameful Desecration. The gravediggers on strike at Glasnevin Ceme- tery, Dublin, state that they have struck as a protest against the horrible desecration of graves which takes place. They charge that graves are opened, old remains cleared out, and new bodies interred, and relate some shock- ing occurrences. Coffins have been smashed up with their remains to make room for others coming, and in one case where a grave was found to be shallow the men were obliged to drag the body out of the top coffin. This they did by driving two picks into the breast of the corpse, and dragged on to the bank the lid of the coffin under- neath. The one broken up was then forced open and the remains tumbled in, the men having actually to trample on the remains to press them into the coffin, which already contained a corpse. Another case is cited where a gentleman's i1 body had been interred in a wrong grave; but to deceive the relations the lid of the coffin only was taken off and placed at the bottom of the right giave, the remains and the rest of the coffin still resting in a stranger's grave. The diggers say they are continually throwing up flesh and breaking up sound coffins to make room for interments, and they refuse to be a party to such a state of things rvo *ou?er* was further alleged that CrConnell, who established the cemetery, provided that any profits should bo distributed amongst Catholic Institutions, but on the contrary they are invested in stocks and bonds. Every time a member of the Cemetery Committee attends the committee he receives a guinea, and in some weeks there are four and five committee meetin
Terrible Murder at Cardiff. A DOUBLE TRAGEDY. A Lodger Shoots his Landlady. After a period of quiet in Cardiff, so far as regards deeds of extreme violence, a. tragedy of an appalling character has to be chronicled. Without warning, and apparently with- out provocation, a wife of orderly habits, homely industry, and affection- a.te disposition, has been sent into eternity, and her equally hard-working husband may be said to be lying at death's door, although receiving the assiduous and anxious attention of the medical staff at the Infirmary. The additionally saddening element in the horrible affair is that six children have been bereft of a mother; and complete desolation has been carried into household in which unalloyed hap- piness is said tu. have hitherto pre- vailed. The section of Butetown familiarly known as Tiger Bay" has long possessed an un- enviable reputation, and not unfrequently have the denizens been associated with outrages of a gruesome sort; but in this case the victims have borne unquestionable characters, and by reason of this circumstance the sympathy for the sufferers will be the more widespread and profound. As will be seen from what follows, the tragedy was of the most cold-blooded description and if imy sense of satisfaction can be evolved, it is in the fact that the murderer was promptly secured, and is in the safe-keeping of the police. The scene of the tragedy was 22, Christina-street, off Sophia- street, Bute-road, and the time shortly before twelve o'clock on Monday night. The place was kept by Antonio Roderick, said to be a Por- tuguese, and, in common with the majority of dwellings in the locality, was known as a seamen's boarding house. The murderer is known as David Harsent, and has obtained considerable notoriety by reason of his quarrelsome nature. Ordinarily the boarding- house was frequented by several persons, but on Monday night there were only two—the murderer and a man named Jones. The latter and Roderick's children had retired for the night, *nd there were then left downstairs Roderick and his ill-fated wife. Harsent entered the house shortly after half-past 11 o'clock, and fe described by those who had seen him a few minutes previously as being perfectly sober. What transpired immediately subsequent to his en- trance can only be conjectured, but no sounds were heard indicating that a quarrel was pro- ceeding. About a quarter to twelve o'clock, how- ever, several revolver shots were fired in rapid succession, and startled the neighbourhood. A moment afterwards Roderick was observed fleeing from the house as though in deadly ijeril, and exclaiming "I'm shot, I'm shot." The terrified shrieks of a woman were then heard, and Mrs Roderick ruahed out, struggled pain- DAVTD HARSENT. I fully across the street, and fell at the feet of a sympathetic neighbour with the words "Mother! Mother!" on her lips. By this time a group of people had been at- tracted to the spot, but in the confusion the assailant had effected his escape. Mrs Roderick was at once conveyed back to the house, and Dr Alfred Rees was summoned with all speed. The doctor, however, recognised that the case was a hopeless one, and a quarter of an hour after his arrival the unfortunate woman breathed her last. In the meanwhile her husband had sought refuge in the house of Mr Grill, in Sophia-street, and was found to have been seriously injured in the left groin, and Dr Rees ordered his instant removal to the Cardiff Infirmary. Meantime all trace of the murderer had disappeared but P.C. Benjamin Davies (No. 8), who was on duty in the vicinity, had gone in pursuit of the fugitive, and after a sharp chase succeeded in capturing him at the rear of Bute-street. The motive for the dreadful crime is not known. Roderick and his wife were a very re- spectable couple, and their dwelling, which was visited by our reporter shortly after the tragic occurrence, is singularly well-ordered and clean. Mrs Roderick is spoken of as a notably striving, industrious person, and her husband as a most good-natured and peaceably-disposed man. One of the children, a bright girl of fifteen years, was by the deceased woman's first husband, and she, sobbing as if her heart would break, formed the centre of a sympathetic group of females gathered in the house. The youngest child, a babe of only a few months, was a mute spectator of the confusion. Mrs Roderick's second marriage dates back eight years. She and her husband had only lived in the house which was the scene of the tragedy for about two months. Previously they had resided at 207, Bute-street, whither they came from Barry but all the information that has been obtained goes to show that the couple were on the most affectionate terms. Mrs Roderick was 35 years of age. With regard to the murderer, David Harsent, he is a man of rather forbidding aspect. He has traded as a seaman from the port of Cardiff for several years. He is believed to be unmarried— at least he has always passed as such. Recently he came into a legacy of several hundred pounds, and since then had been drinking heavily, having remained on shore for several months. For the pre- vious few days he had, however, been fairly sober, and on Monday, as several persons attested, was not at all in drink. When arrested, all he said to the constable was thai they (presumably meaning the occupants of the house had accused him of an unnatural crime. Shortly after Mrs Roderick had breathed her last, and her body had been tenderly removed to the front room by some of her female neigh- bours, a representative of this journal had a con- versation with the lodger, Henry Jones, who stated that he was a fireman, and added I live at Roderick's boarding-house, 22, Christina-street. About 20 minutes to II o'clock last night I was sitting in the kitchen, when the missis told me it was time to go to bed. I got up and away I went. Not long afterwards I was roused from sleep by the screams of the daughter, who shouted, Oh, for God's sake, Jones, get up my father's shot." I got up as quickly as I could, and went down- stairs. I saw Harsent standing at the foot of the stairs. He had a revolver in his hand, and, pointing it at me, he said, "If you don't go back you will get the same." The place was full of smoke but I rushed down the stairs, thrust him aside and ran into the kitchen. There was no one in the BODtilCK'S HOUSE, 22, CHKISTINA-STilEiT. I kitchen. Hearing some screams from the street, I went outside, and there on the ground, some distance away from the house, I saw a woman, little thinking it was Mrs Roderick. I went forward at once, and carried her in. There was no quarrelling as far as I know, and I certainly heard nothing said to Harsent. P.C. Benjamin Davies made the following statement to our reporter: — At 11.50 o'clock last night I was on duty in Frederica-street. I noticed several persons running wildly about, and on asking the cause was told a man ha.d been shot. I at once went to the house, No. 1, Sophia-street, where the man lay. I there saw Roderick, and, having questioned him, I proceeded in quest of the prisoner. Some one told me be had gone up Christina-street. I gave chase and came in sight of him. He doubled up the back of Bute-street, and I doubled bacbnp Christina-street, and down at the back of Bute- street I saw the prisoner. He stopped in a dark place, and prepared to climb a wall, but I ran forward and clasped him securely round the breast. He did not resist. He said the reason he did it was that they had accused him of a revolting offence. He was very excited. I took him to Mr Gill's house and then to the police-station. On being searched a six- chambered revolver was found in one of his pockets, as well as several cartridges. Upon inquiry at the Infirmary on Tuesday as to the condition of Antonio Roderick, a repre- sentative of this paper ascertained that no material change had taken place in the Coniition of the injured man since his admission to the above institution. He was described as in a vmry low state, And no attempt had been made by the medical. officer in charge to extract the bullet, whicu, entering the body through the groin, had lodge- i in the abdomen. The principal danger to be feared1 was that the bullet would set up acute internal inflammation. His departure from tht. police-sVation,in W estgate- street, for the prison was witnessed by, at the outside, half a dozen persons, so carefully had the authorities concealed their arramg ements from an inquisitive p blic, only too anvious to get a glimpse of tne accused. A few minutes before the tune of departure a cab drew up at the ordi- nary entrance to the station, and in it a couple of policemen took their seats. Harsent, looking cool and unconcerned, then emerged from the station, and quietly took a seat in the vehicle, which was at once driven rapidly off to the gaol, via Castle-sfcre-et and Queen-street. So quietly was the whole affair conducted that passers-by were completely sur- prised on learning frum those in the know that the individual they had seen trip so lightly into the cab drawn up before the station doors was .no less a personage than the man who throughout to-day all Cardiff has been talking about. Prisoner Before the Magistrates. At the Cardiff police-court on Tuesday morning David Harsent, described in the list as 48 years of age, was put forward, charged with the wilful murder of Ann Roderick, at 22, Christina-streeet, by shoot- ing her at 11.45 p.m. on Monday, the 20th October. He was further charged with shooting Antonio Roderick with intent to murder at 22, Christina street, at 11.45 p.m., on Monday, October 22nd. The unusal interest excited by the case was shown by the dense crowd round the public entrance to the court; but thanks to the excellent arrange- ments made by the police, the court was kept almost unoccupied until the magistrates were ready to proceed with the actual busi- ness of the court. Dr. H. J. Paine and Alderman T. Windsor Jacobs occupied seats upon the bench for some time before any prisoners were called up. There were apart from the charge of murder only four cases on the charge-sheet, and they were of an unimportant character. At ten minutes past eleven the doors of the court were thrown open, but only a com- paratively small number of the general public were admitted, and a strong body of police pre- vented any crowding or unnecessary confusion. The public, for the most part, were doomed to disappointment, for the proceedings in connection with the charge of muraer lasted hardly three minutes, the accused being put forward, and almost at once formally remanded. Before the capital charge case was dealt with a young man of slight build, but somewhat nautical appearance, advanced to the witness-box, and in a bhmt style and with that peculiar gruffness of tone which distinguishes the average British sailor said, May I say a few words to your worships ? I am a man who has been charged with the murder. I am the boatswain of the Lady Gwendo- line, and I came to let you know that I have been so accused." The presiding magistrate (Dr Paine) said it was a matter in which he had better let the superinten- rdent of police know the facts of the case. The man thanked the Bench and took a seat in the body of the court. It transpired that his name was Thomas Cornish. The man accused with the murder was then placed in the dock. He presented any- thing but an agreeable expression of face or general bearing. He is a tall, powerfully-built man, with dark, rather closely-cut beard, and thick bushy unkempt hair. His features are small and irregular, and his complexion dark and sallow. The whole cast of his countenance is forbidding and sinister. He stood in the dock with an utterly unconcerned look, and his hands in the side pockets of a thick monkey-jacket, which was closely buttoned round him. Mr Superintendent Price rose, and addressing the magistrates said: The prisoner is charged with wilful murder. The inquest upon the deceased h«a not yet been held, and the man who was wounded is now in the Infirmary, quite unable to attend. I have, therefore, to ask for a remand for a week. Mr Harry Cousins (who occupied a seat at the solicitors' table) stated that he appeared for the prisoner. The Magistrates' Clerk: I do not suppose you will offer any objection to the remand ? Mr Cousins No, sir. Mr Superintendent Price I will ask for-a re- mand for a week-until this day week. Or next Monday will suit, if you please. We will see how the injured man is by that time. Dr Paine (to Mr Cousins): Do you raise any objection ? Mr Cousins No, sir. Dr Paine then stated that the prisouer was re- manded until that day week. The ordinary business of the court was then proceeded with. Depositions of the Man Roderick. The depositions of the man Roderick were taken at the Cardiff Infirmary on Tuesday afternoon. Roderick's statement, which was made quite coherently, was as follows :—I am a boarding-house keeper and live at 22, Christina-street, Cardiff. The prisoner has been boarding my house for about five months. I have known him for two or three years. He would come to my house to lodge when he came home from sea. We have always been good friends- only a few words once in a way. He gets drunk sometimes. Last ni»ht, about ten minutes past 11, I was sitting in the kitchen. My wife was also in the kitchen standing up, and the SERF:N r. OF TBE MTTBIMJR, I prisoner was there. There was no one else in the room. He was talking about the dog and cat. I did not know what he meant, and said Look here, if this does not suit you you can ^et another place." He then pulled out a revolver from his pocket and shot my wife. I ran out into the street and shouted. I found then that I was shot as well. He was only about three yards from my wife when he shot her. I recollect seeing him point the revolver at my wife. I did not say anything more than I have said to put him into a temper. Examined by Mr Cousins (who has been in- structed for the defence). I have kept boarding- houses for five years in Penarth, Cadoxton, Bute- street, and Christina-street, and whenever the prisoner has come from sea he has stayed with me, and this time he stayed with me ever since May 10th. He has "been friendly with me, my wife, and children during that time, and until late last night. He came into the house last night before me, and he went into the dining-room. I went into the kitchen, and my wife was alone in the kitchen before I came in. I cannot say whether he was asleep in the dining- room. I nave a little terrier bitch called Vic." My wife did not try to wake the prisoner up that I am aware of. She did not call out loudly by the dining-room door "Vic, Vie." Prisoner came to the kitchen door because my wife called "Vic." (Here there is an unsavoury reference.) I don't think I was shot before my wife. She was out in the street before I ran out. I am sure I could not tell whether she was shot after me. I think the revolver was pointed at both of us at the same time. I cannot tell at what part of my wife's body he pointed. He did not fire at the wall in order to frighten us. There was a sofa by the wall. I was sitting in a low chair alongside of the sofa I was sitting, I think, when I was shot. I felt nothing until I got into the street. My wife was shot first, I believe. I stood up when she was shot. She was standing close to me. I think he meant to shoot me, and not merely to frighten me. I recollect all that passed. I had not been to a club before going home. I had been to a public-house— Smith's. I was quite sober. That was the only public-house I had been to. I had not been there since tea time. I went there after eight and before nine, and stayed until closing time. I had a ^lass of beer I did not take too much to drink. I know of no reason why prisoner should turn on me. He did not fire at the wall instead of me or my wife. I could not say how many shots he ti .ed. Roderick signed the above deposition by affixing his mark, and it was also signed by Dr H. J. Paine, J. P. Statements by Relatives. The mother (Mrs Robbins, who keeps the Central Dining-rooms, 65, Commercial-street, Newport) and brother of the unfortunate woman (John Dare, a Newport dairy- man) have been at the house in Christina-street since early on Tuesday; and both may be described as being in a frenzied state. The first intimation received by Mrs Robbins was in the form of a. telegram, delivered shortly after two a.m. by Sergeant Whitcombe, of the Newport police and as their was no train the sorrowing mother had to wait some hours. Meanwhile she had communicated with her son, and then about seven o'clock a telegram was received from the eldest daughter of the deceased—the message being brief but to the point. The dis- tressed mother and brother sped to Cardiff with all haste and the realisation of the fact that Mrs Kodenck was dead produced a more than common- place painfiil impression. As in the case of Mrs Kodenck, so it has been ascertained that her mother was married a second time, and the unfor- tunate woman and her brother were born of the nrs$ marriage, the father's name being Dare. Mr3 Roderick's iirst husband was namecf Nippers, and by him she had two children, and there have been three of the marriage with Roderick the names of the to all intents and purposes orphans being Sarah Ann Nippers, aged 15; George Nippers, 12; Louise Roderick, 6; Nellie R<xlerick, and Willie Roderick, seven months. The arrangements for the funeral were being made when our reporter called en Tuesday, but no definite decision had been come to as to whether Mrs Roderick should be buried at Cardiff or Newport, although the former place was generally mentioned. Mean- while, Mrs Robbins and her son will remain at the scene of the tragedy, and the children will be looked after. Dr Rees was conducting his post-mortem examination when our reporter arrived at the house, and in answer to a few questions said that the bullet which caused the woman's death did not, as had been supposed, touch the woman's heart, but passed through the liver, and was found to have lodged just in front of the spine. There Dr Rees found it and handed it to a police-officer for production at the coroner's inquiry. Asked as to what had become of the third shot fired, the doctor was, in common with everybody else about the house, unable to give any explana- tion, and it was added that no trace of it had been discovered. Questioned as to whether he had heard of any quarrel between Harsent and his victims, the brother of the murdered woman made the follow- ing significant statement: Harsent, I am told, came home about five o'clock and asked my sister what she had got for tea. She said that she h'ad got some nice toast; and Harsent replied that he didn't want toast. My sister then asked him if he would like some salmon, and he said he would. My sister then sent for a tin of salmon, and after he had finished his tea he went out, and did not return until nearly a quarter to twelve. The children had not long gone to bed, and when Harsent came in my sister and her husband were sitting in the kitchen wait- ing to go upstairs. Harsent, just after he came into the kitchen, opened the yard door, and went outside, but only a short distance and when he returned my brother-in-low told him that he might have gone further away, and said something about beastly conduct. That began the quarrel, and Harsent flew into a temper and then shots were heard. Intervfew with Mr Gill. Mr William Gill, who is a. boarding-house master, and resides at No. 1, Sophia-street, was endeavouring to take breakfast on Tuesday when our reporter called to see him. As an intimate of the Roderick family, he was naturally much con- cerned over the horrible business, but he entered freely into conversation, in the course of which he said :-1 was never more struck in my life than when poor Roderick came over here last night somewhere about 12 o'clock. He and I had been down at the Dimland Castle Hotel for an hour or two, and we had a few drinks. We left together at turning-out time, and then, as we were both dose to home, we stood and had the usual yarn," and then said Good night." That would be about half-past eleven, and I came in and had my supper, and was just getting ready to go to bed when I heard a loud noise at our door, and before I knew where I was Roderick rushed in and said, <40h, Gill, I'm shot." He sat down in that chair (pointing to a corner chair in the front room), and I at once loosened his clothes. He did not seem to be in much pain, but he said very little. He seemed frightened and excited, and when I saw blood—certainly not much—coming from a wound in the left groin, I ran out and told some one to fetch a doctor. Just then I saw the police- man, and as he was hurrying after somebody, and I heard that Harsent had shot Roderick and his wife, and had run out of the house, I went with the policeman, and we soon found Harsent. The policeman got hold of him, but the place was rather dark and we couldn't see to do much in the way of searching him. 1 suggested that he should be brought here, and the constable at once fetched him here, and into this room. I then asked Roderick if that was the man who had shot him, and he said, "Yes, that's the man who shot me." Roderick was sitting down all the time, and as soon as Roderick had answered, the policeman produced his hand- cuffs and we put them on Harsent. We then searched him, and the first thing that we found was a six-chambered revolver. Three of the chambers had been discharged and three were still charged. I suppose he fired two shots at Mrs Roderick and one at the husband. We then took a small bottle of whisky out of his pocket, and the constable found that he had a fair sum of money. Where was Roderick all this time ? He was here, replied Mr Gill, and just then the doctor came in, and in a few minutes he was taken to a cab and off to the Infirmary. I hope he'll get all right, but I'm afraid, as he was shot at a dan- gerous point. Was Roderick a quarrelsome man at all, or was Harsent ? Roderick was as quiet and decent a man as you could find. When I left him last he was perfectly sober; and after he had been in here awhile he didn't seem to think about himself, but asked several times about his poor wife. As for Harsent, well, he's a blackguard. I don't know where he got money from to stay so long about here but all the time he's been here I've never seen him without one or two black eyes. Why, he has two black eyes now or, at any rate, they are only getting better. He has always been in rows of some sort; he's a regular blackguard. What did he say when you and the constable brought him in hera ? Well, as soon as Roderick said that Harsent was the man who shot him, we asked him Why did you do this ?" and the only answer he gave was, "I am neither a cat nor a dog." Did he appear to be the worse for drink, or to have been drinking ? He appeared to us to be perfectly sober, although I suppose he had been drinking. How is it the police have not called for you to go to the court ? I don't want to go as a witness; but, as a matter of fact, all I can say is what I have told you. The Dimland Castle Inn, which is in Sophia- street, and only a stone's throw from the scene of the tragedy, is kept by a Mr Smith and thinkiug- that Harsent might have been known there, our reporter called at the house. But nothing was known of him—not even by name; and some whisky having been found on the prisoner, a question was put as to whether he might possibly have got it at the Dimland. Mr Smith's answer was con- clusive—he has not got a spirit license. Going on to explain the visit of Mr Gill and Roderick to the house on Monday night, Mr Smith said that there were four boarding-masters altogether, and he sat with them and joined in their conversation until closing time. The conversation was of a general character; in fact, the usual chaffing was going on, first about:football, and then on other matters. Was anything said about Harsent, or about any- thing he had done ? Not a word the name wasn't mentioned and no one made any remark about his boarders. I don't know Harsent, but I am very sorry for Mrs Roderick and her husband and children. Mrs Wilson, of 32, Christina-street, made the following ^statement to our reporter Shortly before midnight on Monday, as I was preparing to retire for the night, I was frightened by hearing several shots fired quickly one after the other. I went to the front door to ascertain the cause. I had hardly been there a moment when a woman staggered out of No. 22, shrieking and crying, "Oh, mother, mother!" She came across the street, and on seeing me exclaimed, "For Heaven's sake, missis, help me She then fell prostrate at my feet. I was afraid to enter into the house from which the woman came, as the passage was full of smoke. One of the boarders caine forward shortly afterwards, and with his assistance the woman was carried to her house. I went with her and did what I could. I remained by her side until she died. Mrs Roderick made no remark about the crime, but frequently called for her mother. There was no bleeding, and the poor woman must have bled internally. I saw nothing of the murder. Mrs Roderick was a very respectable and striving woman. The Inquest. The inquest was opened on Tuesday in the Old Coprt-room of the Town-hall—before Mr E. B. Re«:e, coroner—into the circumstances attend- ing the death of Ann Roderick, wife of Antonio Roderick, of 22, Christina-street, Bute Town, who died from the effects of a revolver bullet fired by William Harsent, between eleven and twelve on Monday night.—Mr Harry Cousins ap- peared for the prisoner and Mr Belcher appeared for the police. Superintendent Price, Acting- Superintendent Tamblyn, Inspector Harries, and Sergeant Hayward were also present. The first witness called was Sarah Ann Nipper, 22, Christina-street, Bute Town, who said The deceased, Mrs Ann Roderick, was my mother. She lived with my stepfather at 22, Christina- street. My stepfather kept a boarding-house. David Harsent was one of the lodgers. He had been there as a boarder between five and six months. I went upstairs about half-past 10, but I was not in bed when this occurred. I did not come down again before I heard something. I left my mother downstairs, and my stepfather was out. My mother was in the kitchen. The only lodger in the house was Henry Jones. Some time after I went upstairs— at about a quarter to twelve—I heard four shots. I had not heard any voices or any quarrelling before that. The shots were apparently fired downstairs. I heard my mother scream. I called Henry Jones, who was in bed in another room, he having come up at twenty minutes to eleven. I asked him to get up, as I thought my father was shot. He got up and went downstairs just before me I followed him down. When Igot to the bottom of the stairs I saw David Harsent there in the back passage, There are two passages—a front and a back one. He had a revolver in his hand. He told Henry J ones that if he did not go back again he would serve him the same as he had served them. At the same time he raised the revolver and pointed it at Henry Jones. Henry Jones went on and passed Harsent in the passage go- mg into the kitchen. I came straight from the stairs and ran into the street, and I saw my mother lying on the pavement on the opposite side. I ran to her. She did not speak to me. There was a lot of people with her. She was after- wards carried back into the kitchen of the house. I did not see my stepfather at all. By the Jury We had been living in this house —22, Christina-street—for about three weeks. Prior to that we had lived at 207, Bute-street. Py Mr Cousins: I did not hear any quarrelling in the house before the shots were fired. 1 don't think Harsent had been in the house more than ten minutes when it occurred. By the Coroner: I was not in bed, as I had charge of a baby. The door of my room was about half open, and had there been any talking in the kitchen I should have heard it. I thought my father was shot because my mother screamed out twice Murder, murder." Henry Jones, on being sworn, said: I am living at 22, Christina-street, and am a seaman. I was boarding with Antonio Roderick. I have lived with him for some years. I knew David Harsend by the name Davy. I never heard his other name. He had been boarding with the family for several months. I was downstairs when the last witness, Sarah Ann Nipper, went upstairs last night. No one else was in the house except the children, who were in bed. Sarah Ann Nipper went up at about half-past ten. I went up to bed at twenty minutes to eleven, leaving the deceased by herself. I went to bed, and was not there long before I was asleep. The cries of Sarah Ann Nripper at about quarter to 12 woke me. She said to me, Jones, for God's sake get up; I think my father's shot." I got up a.t once, and put my trousers on and went down stairs. I did not wait to put my boots or other clothes on. As I was going downstairs I saw David Harsent in the passage, pointing a revolver at my face, the weapon being in his right hand. He said to me, "Go upstairs again, or I'll serve you the same as the rest." I rushed downstairs, got passed him, and went into the kitchen. I could see no one there owing to the room being full of powder smoke. I felt on the sofa and chairs In the hope of finding anyone who might be there. As I was just turning the •ofner in the passage I saw Harsent just stepping off the passage at the front door going out, I hastened to the front, and on looking across the road I saw a crowd of people on the opposite side. On going over to the crowd I saw Mrs Roderick lying partly on the pavement and partly on the road, with people round her supporting her. She was carried into the house, and I helped in carrying. She was laid on the sofa, and as she seemed to be in a very bad state, I got some cold water and bathed her temples. Some one was sent for the doctor. I did not go after Harsent, who had gone out of the house. Harsent was in to his tea in the kitchen at half-past five, and the deceased then talked as mildly as possible. There was no quarrel, so far as I am aware, between them. I never saw such a thing as a revolver in Har- sunt's possession before. I never knew he had such a thing, and there was none kept in the house; at least I never saw one. By the jury: The gas was lit in the kitchen when I came down from bed, but I could hardly see anything for the smoke in the room. I do not know whether Harsent had paid for his board regularly. There was no quarrel of any kind to my knowledge. I never heard any words of dis- pute respecting the payment for Harsentf s board. By the Coroner: The only boarders in the house were Harsent and myself. Lewis Adcock, the next witness, stated I live at 40, Christ ma-street, and am a boarding- house keeper. At about a quarter to 12 I was m my own house, which is right opposite to No. 22, where Antonio Roderick lived. I heard two reports, as of the fir- ing of a pistol. I rushed to the front door of my house and saw Mrs Roderick. She was in the, road, coming over towards my house, and was about three parts across when I saw her. She fell down near the pave- ment, exclaiming, "I'm shot! I'm shot by a man in the house." I left her immediately and rushed to the door of No. 22 (opposite). I saw a man standing close to the stairs,1 and that man, I have since learnt, is called David Harsent. He was standing in the passage, and he had a pistol in his right hand. He said to me, If you don't go from there I'll do to you the same as I have done to the rest of them." He did not point the pistol at me, but I stepped back. He then came into the street and went up Christina-street towards Loudoun-square, and I ollowed him. As soon as he came to the corner he urned round and said, "I mean doing for you," and he pointed the revolver at my face as he uttered the words. He then turned round sharply back, and ran round Bute-lane. I followed him from ten to twenty yards, and he turned round again and said, I'll let you have it yet." I then turned back and ran towards Christina-street, when I stumbled and fell, ex- claiming "O my God, he has got me." I saw a policeman running down Christina-street, but I was not the person who put the police on the track of the prisoner. I came back to my house, and afterwards I saw the prisoner in custody. I saw Antonio Roderick in No. 1, Sophia-street.* He was shot in the left side of the groin, and 1 went with him to the Infirmary in a cab. Dr Rees attended to him before he was put in the cab. By the jury I only heard two reports. The prisoner appeared to be quite sober and walked steadily from the door of the house. I never heard of any cause for jealousy existing between the prisoner and the deceased. In the cab on the way to the Infirmary the injured man asked, How is my poor wife getting on?" I said to him, "She's all right, you are more wounded than she is keep yourself auiet." He seemed to be very weak and faint, and leaned his head on my shoulder, saying, Take me to the Infirmary." I replied, "That's what we are doing with you." The witness added, after his deposition had been read over to him, "The constable deserved great credit for what he did." Benjamin Davies, borough police-constable, No. 8, said At about 1L45 last night I was on duty in Frederica-street, in company with Ser- geant Johns. I heard some one shout Oh, he's shot I then ran into Christina-street, and I saw a crowd of people outside No 1, Sophia-street, which is occupied by William Gill. I went inside and saw Antonio Roderick in the front room. He stated to me that he had been shot with a revolver. I rolled up his shirt and found that he had been shot m the abdo- men. I 3011 once went in search of the prisoner. Antonio Roderick did not tell me who had shot him. I went down Christina-street, and having learnt from the crowd the way Harsent had gone, I went in pur- suit. Someone cried out, "He's gone up the lane," and I caught the prisoner in Bute- lane, where he was trying to get over a wall. He made no resistance when I came up and arrested him. I took him to No. 1, Sophia-Street, where he was identi- fied by Roderick as the man who had shot him. I found the revolver, which I now produce, in the prisoner's right hand coat pocket. It is a six chambered one. The chambers contained six discharged cartridges, which I now produce. I then took Harsent to the chief police station and searched him there. I found upon him a match-box, containing ten loaded cartridges. I afterwards charged him with the wilful murder of Ann Roderick, at 22, Christina-street, by shooting her at 11.45 p.m. ou Monday. I also charged him with shooting Antonio Roderick, with intent to murder him, at the same time and place. Harsent then made a statement, which he signed. It was to the effect that he had been boarding with the woman for a long while, and had never had any words with her. The reason this occurred was that the two of them (the deceased and her husband) had told the people round the neighbourhood that he (prisoner) had been guilty of a beastly offence. He merely asked her how she came to say that, and on three different occasions when he referred to the matter they burst out laughing at him. By Mr Cousins: The whole bf prisoner's statement is prodnced. He did not say that he had shot the woman. By the Coroner ijarsent was sober when he was arrested. The statement was to the following effect:— I have been lodging with the woman a long while, and have never had any words with her. The reason this occuwed was that the two of them told the people round the neighbourhood that I had been guilty of s. horrible offence. I merely aalced how she came to say that. I said it was a very astonishing thing- I had been living with them a long while, and both of them burst out laughing on three different occasions. Since I told her about putting the cat into my room, and she put the fault on the children." Dr Alfred Rees said I was sent for last night at nearly 12 o'clock to go to 22, Christina-street, to attend Ann Roderick. She w.ts lying on the sofa in the kitchen in a state of complete collapse. She appeared to have IOtU; a good deal of blood, and was pulseless, though the heart was beating freely. I found a wound iu the breast bone just abovo the sixth rib, and the skin round the wound was charred, showing that the shot must have been l'ir.ed very close indeed. There had not been much external bleeding. She expired at about half-past 12 o'clock. I have since made a p'ost-mortem- ex- amination of the body. The bullet passed through the right lobe of the liver, the head of the pancreas, and rested on the front part of the spinal column. The bullet in its course must have divided a large blood vessel in the abdomi- nal regions. There was a large quantity of Hood in the abdominal cavity. The bullet produced fits the revolver, and also the cartridge cases that were found in the revolve, The deceased died from the haemorrhage caused by the bullet wound. I also saw Antonio Roderick, who, by my advice, was at once^ removed to the Infirmary. He also had received a bulletwound in the abdomen. The Coroner, in summing up, said he thought the evidence ought to be quite sufficient to enable the jury to arrive at a verdict. What they had got to satisfy themselves upon was as to whether Ann Roderick died from the effects of a pistol shot, and whether David Harsent fired the pistol. Nobody saw the shot fired. The statement of Harsent made at. the police-station was, as the jury had heard, a very extraordinary one, but it did not say that he fired the shots, or that he wounded Antonio Roderick. He simply left it to be inferred that he did so. But the jury need not trouble their heads with that statement. They must consider the whole of the evidence. After reviewing the statements of the witnesses, the coroner said he thought there could not be the slightest doubt whether Harsent fired the shots at the deceased. If they were of the opinion that he did fire them they must return a verdict of wilful murder. They were not trying Harsent, that being merely a preliminary inquiry. If they were satisfied that Harsent shot the deceased, and har she died from the effects of the wound they must return a verdict of Wilful murder. Before considering their verdict, one of the jurymen said he thought the brave conduct of Police-constable Davies ooght to be brought to the notice of the watch committee. It was not every man who would face another man at night armed with a revolver. The Coroner agreed with the suggestion, and said that no doubt the matter would be brought before the watch committee's notice. The jury, without retiring, a.nd after about ten minutes' deliberation, refftrned a verdict of wilful murder against David Harsent. The jury decided togive their fees to the funds of the Eye Hospital, Charles-street. Mrs Roderick a Native of Newport. The unfortunate woman, Mrs Roderick, was a native of Newport; and her mother, Mrs Rob- bins, is the proprietress of an eating-house in Commercial-street. Deceased is described as a hard-working, industrious woman. She was the widow of a soldier when Roderick, a Norwegian, married her, and it is singular that her first hus- band died a violent death, being killed in one of the little colonial wars. Mr Roderick married her in Newport, and set up in busi- ness- in Lime street* at Pillgwenlly. Afterwards they went to Penarth, and from thence to Barry, and had not lived in Cardiff a very long time. The deceased's maiden name was Dare, and her father was a publican and hay dealer. Mr J. E. Dare, dairyman, of Newport, is her brother. The first intimation he had of the tragedy was from the contents bills of the Cardiff morning papers as he was going his totmcbs. The grandmother (Mrs Robbins) was I however, apprised of it several hours earlier by • the Newport police, who received the information, by telephone from the Cardiff station. The man Antonio Roderick was stated by the' Infirmary authorities at an early hour yesterday morning to be in a. very dangerous condition but on inquiring about noon it was ascertained that subsequently he fell into a sound sleep which continued for several hours, with the result that when he awoke the doctors found that his condi- tion had very considerably improved. It was stated, however, that this progress would have to continue for some days before any attempt could be made to probe for or extract the bullet. There were several calls yesterday by relatives of Roderick at the Infirmary, but absolute quiet was insisted upon, and consequently nothing further than inquiry was permitted. At a late hour last night Roderick was stated to be in about the same condition as at mid-day. Messrs Marsh and Co., St. Mary-street, have been entrusted with the arrangements for the funeral of the murdered woman, Mrs Roderick and it has been decided that the interment shall take place at Newport on Sunday afternoon. The body will be conveyed by road, and we lmder- stand that the cortege will leave Christina-street about 10 o'clock on Sunday morning. The coffin is of highly-polished elm, with brass furniture and the plate inscription is as follows :— ANN RODERICK DIKD OCTOBER 20TH, 1890; AGED 35 YEARS. Mr T. H. Belcher has received instructions from the Treasury to prosecute in the charge of murder preferred against David Harsent.
HOW TO LIVE CHEAPLY. The Wiles of a Rhondda Collier. At the Ystrad police-court on Monday—before Mr Ignatius Williams—David T. Thomas, employed in Ynysyfeio Colliery, Treherbert, was charged with obtaining goods by false pretences from various tradesmen. Mr T. Davies, soap manufacturer and tallow chandler, Trealaw, deposed that on July 25th he received from the prisoner a letter, of which the following is a copy Castle Hotel, Aberavon, Port Talbot, August 27th, 1890. Mr T. Davies.—Dear sir,—Please send me two boxes of best pale soap in one-ewt. box to Aberavon, per Swansea Bay Railway, soon. Sending will oblige. Cash to cover amount on receipt of goods.—Yours truly, D. THOMAS.—Mr Davies. The manufacturer, it appeared, despatched the poods as ordered, and forwarded by post an mvoice showing the value to be £2. Then on the 27th of August Mr Davies received another letter, copy of which is as follows:— Hendy, Blaenyffos, R.S.O. Mr Davies.-Dear sir,-Plea.<>e send me, per Swansea Bay Railway, two boxes of best pale soap, per Swansea Bay Railway, for sundry use, to Boncath Station via Whitland, G.W. Railway. Your soon sending will oblige, and I shall send you cash for amount.—-Yours truly, D. T. THOMAS, Merchant.—Mr Davies. The soap was duly sent to the prisoner's ad- dress. It appeared that on a recent occasion prisoner was in custody at the Treherbert police- station for being drunk and disorderly, and whilst confined there the prosecutor, who had supplied him with a number of boxes of soap, put in an appearance for the purpose of making enquiries about the merchant." Inspector Rutter, having found a number of letters upon business matters upon the prisoner, remarked he had the "traveller "in the cell at the station. Prisoner, it seemed, had sold two of the boxes of soap sent him to the landlady of an hotel at Aber- avon under cost price. Mr Henry Gresback, manager of the London Rubber Company, 3, Duke-street, Cardiff, said on October 1st he received a letter from the prisoner, running as follows :— Prom D. T. Thomas, Lamb Hotel, Neath.—Dear Sirs,-Plea.<>e send me a waterproop coat with cape, 49 inches long and 41 to 42 inches round chest, black pearth colour. Also a good coat of same colour to a boy, with cape on from 38 to 40 inches long, about 30 to 31 inches round chest. Your soon sending same at once will oblige. P.O.O. on receipt will follow.-I am, sirs, yours truly, D. T. THOMAS, butter merchant.—L Rubber Co. The articles were immediately despatched by rail, and the representative of the firm, who ap- peared in court, identified the mackintoshes. Witness observnd he would not have forwarded the goods had prisoner not represented himself as a "butter merchant." The goods were valued at £3 12s 6d.—Prisoner, on being arrested, re- marked, I did have them, and I should have paid for them, but I have not had time."—Tho police discovered the mackintoshes at prisoner's lodgings, 27, Baglan-street, Treherbert. The Stipendiary observed that the boxes of soap received by the prisoner whilst staying at the Castle Hotel, Aberavon, had not been obtained by false pretences, because, according to the evi- dence of the prosecutor, the goods were de- spatched to the prisoner on account of tho latter residing in a respectable house. This case was, therefore, dismissed. It appeared that a number of other similar charges will be preferred against the prisoner, who was remanded for a week.
-4 ,JM 1 THE HEALTH OF CARDIFF. The return iof the Registrar-General for the week ending Ss/turday last, l°th October, shows that the rates af mortality in the several towns, arranged in thtet order from the lowest, were as follows :— Nottingham ..12*3 Halifax ..„ 21*0 Plymouth 1- 15-9 Salford 21-5 Portsmouth 15"7 Liverpool 2?D Birmingham 16'7 Oldham 22't Brighton .J „ 17 3 Bradford. 22*5 Hull J 18-0 Newcastle-on-Tyne 22'7 Huddersfield ..18"3 Wolverhampton 23"1 Derby 19*1 Birkenhead 23 3 Leeds „7T7J.. m Bolton 24"3 Bristol 19-8 Sheffield. 24*9 Leicester .Jv. 19"9 Sunderland —25*2 Cardiff 3 20-1 Preston 258 Norwich IX. 20*2 Blackburn 26-6 London t 20-5 Manchester .—280
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CARDIFF BOROUGH. The business of the Court was resumed on Saturday, before the Recorder, Mr B. F. Williams, Q.C., when the hearing of the appeal of Sutton v. Chief Constable Mackenzie was continued. It was an appeal against the convic- tion of tho Cardiff magistrates in which Mr Sutton was heavily fined for selling beer without a license in the New Tredegar Club on the 8th June last.—Mr Allan Upward and Mr David Lewis, instructed by Mr J. H. Jones, appeared for the appellant Sutton and Mr Charles Matthews and Mr Benson, instructed by the Deputy Town Clerk, appeared to sustain the conviction. George Harris was the first witness called. He stated that he visited the premises on Docember 8th, being taken in by his brother-in-law, and was supplied with drink by Sutton. Witness had never signed any proposal form for membership, and did not know the district. P-C. Scott deposed that he had called at the houses where it was represented that members lived, but could not find six of the men. Inspector Tamblyn, who was next examined, said that on June 15th last he visited the pre- mises in company with other officers at 10.10 p.m., entering by the front door and going into the front room downstairs. This was the bar, and there he saw Sutton with his wife, a man named Johns, and 20 other men. Sutton and his wife, with Johns, were serving beer. Witness read his warrant to Sutton, who, in reply, told him he ought to have read it outside the door before entering. Sutton added that ho was the manager, and then called, Committee-men, come round," and several men who were sitting at a small table came forward. Sutton then said that all the men present were members of the club. One man was very drunk, and two or threo others were the worse for drink. Witness took the names of all present, among them being Driscoll, Edwards, Bishop, Burden, Barker, and Shea; and he asked each one if he could produce a card of membership, but none could do so, nor did the manager produce any. In pigeon holes at the back of the bar were a" number of cards, but Sutton said it was too much trouble to pro- duce them. Asked where were the books, Sutton's reply was that they weraall with the secretary, who was clerk to Mr Joseph Henry Jones, solicitor, who is acting in the appeal Sutton packed up one book and said, You can have that." It was apparently a register of member- ship. Proceedings were afterwards taken in the counts-court for the recovery of the book, and it was given up. There were papers behind the bar. Witness took one up. It had a beading" Bouil- lon Fleet," and Sutton, saying U That is no good to you," took it from him and tore it up. It was an invoice, and was made out in the name of Sutton. There were chairs and benches, and glasses of beer on the tables. There were 22 blues and 17 glasses in one room. Thero were also casks of beer and porter and jars and bottles of spirit. In another room was an old bagatelle table. Upstairs was a bar fitted up, and a boy, whom he believed was Sutton's son, was behind it. There were no people in that bar, but there was beer. In his back room there were five men, and in the front'room, next to the bar, 8 men. In this latter room were 3 blues and 12 glasses of beer, and in the bar were 13 glasses and 5 glasses of beer. There were no cooking utensils and no food.—On cross-examination by Mr David Lewis, the witness said he did not know that most of the cooking was done next door. He could not say how many policemen were with him. — P.C. Rankin and Acting-inspector Durston gawe corroborative testimony.—William David, called for the appellant, said Harris, who was his brother-in-law, was made a member. The regular form was filled up, and witness paid his entrance fee, 3d. The only person he saw writing on the proposal form was Johns. Asked if he went to a policeman and said, This young man (his brother-in-law) was in Sutton's club In the Moors," he said he did not know. He did not say that he had spent all his money there, but he did say Sutton had assaulted him, and turned him out of the club. He did not think he used the expression, He is not a member and never was."—Richard John, car- penter, Railway-street, East Moors, said ho was a doorkeeper on Sundays at the club. He re- membered that Harris wrote his name on the form. He was accompanied by the last witness, who requested him (John) to propose him, and he did so. He got another member named Mortimer to second him and he complied with the request. — William Mortimer was examined as to his having seconded the nomination of Harris. He said he was also a member of the Conservative Club, v.'hevc he paid a shilling a quarter.—The Recorder remarked that the amount of the subscription was not material. People had a right to combine to get good food and drink, even if they paid only a penny a year.—Thomas Evans, 20, Diamond- street, said he was in company with Harrison the club, when the latter was initiated a. membsr. Harris did not pay for any drink. Harry Lock, Railway-street, said that he saw Harris when he was initiated, and he (Han-is) did not pay for drink. It was paid for by witness and Davies. Harry Thomas, another member, gave similar testimony. Other witnesses were examined to the same dect. Albert Featherstoue, another door-keeper, said that Harris had had a dispute with the manager, and witnessed ordered him out. He refused to vacate the premises, claiming that he was a member. Witness, on consulting the register, found his name entered. Twenty-nine policemen went that night to make the raid. (Laughter.) Tbey were to be found in front and back of the premises. (Laughter.) Frederick Wynne, chairman of committees, gave evidence of the same general character. On cross-examination by Mr Matthews, the witness said he did not know that any banking account was kept, or any visitors' book, or any man:1ger's- taking book. William Sutton, manager of the New Tre degar Club, said that everything on the premises belonged to the members of the club. When the "drink ran low he was ordered by the committee to get more. They never supplied any but members. George Harris was a member. On the 15th June, when Inspector Tamblyn and his policeman entered, witness demanded his warrant. There were 33 to 35 policemen in and around the premises, some in plain clothes, others in uniform. The police took possession of tho house for three or four hours. All the men pre- sent were members.—Witness was cross-examined by Mr Matthews as to whether he destroyed the "takings" book, when before or after he ap\ peared • before the magistrates. He could not say which. Pressed as to why he had destroyed it at all, he replied that he had no special reason for doing so except that there were private memoranda on the back relat- ting to his wife. Another witness presented himself in tho box, when The Recorder said he had made up his mind. Did Mr Lewis expect anyone fit to hold his position to believe the story of Mr Sutton ? He could make some strong observations if he liked, but he would content himself by saying that the conviction must be confirmed, and the appeal be dismissed with costs. This concluded the business.
CARMARTHEN BOROUGH. The sessions for the Carmarthen borough opened on Tuesday morning before the recorder, Mr Arthur Lewis. The magistratespresent were the mayor (Mr T. Davies), Mr C. W. Jones, and Mr J. Howell Thomas. The Recorder charged tho Grand Jury very briefly on the one case to be brought befo' e them. The Grand Jury having returned a true bill, Thomas Jones, Jackson's-lane, Carmarthen, commercial traveller, was indicted for having in the months of April, May, June, and July, 1890, then being clerk or servant of Messrs Wyld and Co., wine and spirit merchants, Bristol, feloniously embezzled and stole divers sums of money, amounting altogether to the sums of £7 la, m5 3s Id, JB15 lis 4d, and £15 168 8d respectively, received by him for or on account of his employer.—Mr J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P. (instructed by Mr W. Morgan Griffiths, Car- marthen) prosecuted, and Mr Villiers Meager de- fended. Prisoner pleaded not- guilty to all the indict- ments. Mr Lloyd Morgan, having opened the case, called Mr Hy. Newcomen Cooper, head partner in the prosecuting firm, who said that on the 27th December, 1888, he remembered seeing prisoner: in his office, when he applied for a situation as traveller for the counties of Carmarthen, Cardi- gan, Pembroke, and part of Glamorgan. He was employed, and it was explained to him that his duties would be to solicit orders, and whatever moneys became due he was to collect them and remit them intact. He would also have to produce a cash statement showing every amount received by him during the week, together with the money. Prisoner only asked for 308 a week as wages, and he got it, but there was no written agreement as to this. The amount of his expenses were to be stated weekly at the back of the cash statements, and the amount expended would be remitted to him by the firm at once. The firm gave him £5 to start with, so that he would not be out of pocket. He was not authorised in any way to take any money for his expenses out of the monies received from customers. He had been in their employ about 18 months. Cross-examined He would pledge his oath that he had a dozen customers before the prisoner was employed. He did not think he had 200 at the present time, There was no fixed limit as to the amount of expenses. He did not know that prisoner had spent any money in their interest other than that accounted for. By the Recorder Prisoner never made any complaint that he was not getting sufficient expenses. Horace Hancocke, Bristol, manager of the firm of Messrs Wyld and Co., prodnoed the state- ment for the wed: ending 17th 1890, in prisoner's handwriting. It had u < .y of the receipt of £4 5s from William Evans, Swan Inn, Pembroke Dock, nor in the statement for the week ending 7th June was there an entry of £3 1s, received of Mr John Davies, JVIilford Arms, Carmarthen. These sums had not been received since. The same was true as to an item in the statement for the week ending the 16th of June— £ 6 5s 4d, received of Elizabeth Thomas, King's Arms, Llansaint. When prisoner received sums of over £2 he would have to receipt the bills with jammed forms to be taken out of a receipt book provided him. He (witness) saw prisoner on Monday, September 1st. Witness had been caUing on two or three customers. He had a brief conversation with prisoner, who said ho had received no moneys which he had not accounted for. By the Recorder: Prisoner sent the rooewt- book to the firm. William Evans, Swaa. Inn, Pembroke Dock, said he gave prisoner, as traveller for Wyld and Co., on the 15th May, £4 5s on account, for which' sum he had a receipt (produced). Horace Hancocke, re-called, said the receipt- book counterfoil, 12,727, which should have been between the dates of the 12th and 14th of May, had been cut out. There were altogether three counterfoils cut out from the book, and one not filled in. It was about 10 days after prisoner was dismissed that prisoner returned the receipt- book. John Davies, Milford Arms, Carmarthen, said that on the 4th June he paid prisoner £3 Is on account of Messrs Wyld and Co., and the receipt produced was the one given him. On that receipt there was no adhesive stamp, as required by the firm. Elizabeth Eaton, King's Arms, Llansaint, widow, said that on the 12th of June she paid prisoner £6 5s 4d on account of the firm, and the receipt produced was the one given her by him. Tins was the case for the prosecution. Mr Villiers Meager, for the defence, said he never suggested that the sums had not been received, but he submitted that the moneys not accounted for had been spent to further the busi- ness of the firm. The prisoner had been brought to the quarter sessions and not sued in the county- court, owing to the fact that ho had no means. But the prisoner was the only person who could givo evidence for the defencc. Here he could not open his mouth. This would not be the case in the county-court. Mr David Griffiths, Compton House; Mr John Davies, Lletty'rdwrgi; and Mr William Evans, Monachdu, farmer, all gave evidence of prisoner's previous good character. The Recorder summed up, and the jury then retired. After 30 minutes' absence they returned a verdict that prisoner had been guilty of re- ceiving sums of money not accounted for, but that he had not appropriated the money for his own use, but for the interest of the firm. They strongly recommended prisoner to mercy. The Recorder: You must give a definite verdict. You must say whether he is guilty or not guilty of the charge against him. The verdict you give now is that he appropriated the money, not for his own use, but for the use of the firm, and, therefore, why should you recommend him to mercy. Mr Villiers Meager: It is my duty to suggest, sir, that their verdict is one of not guilty. The Recorder: Of course, if they find he appro- priated the monies for the use of the firm he is not guilty. The verdict was therefore regarded as one of "Not guilty." Other charges were afterwards brought against the prisoner-first, of having received £11100 3d on the 17th July of John Rogers Ormonde, Rose and Crown, Narberth, and £4 of Margaret Thomas, Pelican Inn, I erryside and that he did fraudulently embezzle and steal the same.—After hearing the evidence, the jury returned a verdict of Not guilty." The result was received with applause, which was immediately suppressed. There were two further indictments on which no evidence was taken. Prisoner was then dis- charged, and the court rose.
TRAGIC DEATH OF A LADY LAWYER. Miss Anthony, who was known as the "Irish Lady Lawyer," and who was a gifted but eccentric person, has (tho Cork Herald says) met with a sad end. Miss Anthony had become so reduced in circum- stances that she entered the workhouse at Lis- more, having suffered considerably from want and destitution, as her means were exhausted in travelling about prosecuting her various law suits, being hardly ever without an action against some persons, magistrates in particular. From tho workhouse she was removed to the Cork Lunatic Asylum, where she has committed suicide by tearing the ticking of her bed, with which she hung herself from the window. She was entered on the books in another name, but her clothing, &c., have been identified.
"LORD" MAYOR OF CARDIFF. The Marquis of Bute Accepts Office. The Town Clerk of Cardiff (Mr Wheatley) re- ceived a letter, at noon on Monday, from ^e Marquis of Bute? dated from Falkland House, stating that his lordship has very great Eleasure in accepting the proffered honour of ein^ Mayor of Cardiff during the ensuing municipal year. His lordship has himself taken counsel's opinion, and it confirms that obtained by Mr Wheatley on behalf of the corporation, being to the effect that the Marquis is qualified to hold ^6 office of mayor, owing to his qualification to be enrolled as a burgess. Intimation of his lordship's decision was re- ceived with much pleasure by the members of the council to whom the town clerk was able to make the fact known, and the letter of acceptance will be laid before the meeting of the council on Mon- day next.
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UNITED KINGDOM ALLIANCE. The annual meeting of the general council of the Alliance was held on Tuesday at Manchester. Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bart., M.P., in moving the adoption of the report, which detailed the work of the year, and particularly rejoiced at the defeat of the Government compensation proposals, re- ferred to alcohol, the great degeneration as estab- lished in this country but the Alliance had become so powerful that they had routed the Compensation Bill, which showed that intelli- gence and education are doing their work in spite of strong forces in support. Two months' work — the whole compensation schema vanished like the baseless fabric of a vision. The temperance party lid all they could to help the Suspensory Clause in the Bill, but the Government succeeded in strik- ing it out. The past years showed that the temperance party, where united, was stronger than the drink party. They had found out who were their friends had themselves become welded together as never before had rallied to their cause all the leading statesmen of the Parliamentary opposition, knocked the idea that liquor licences were anything but annual privileges out of every- body's mind, except Sir Edward dark's had set the magistrates reducing licences, and showed that the policy of the present Government towards pro- hibition was 20 years of resoluce drinking. The immediate duty was to spread the truth among the democracy, and thus obtain for the people power to overthrow the monstrous confederacy, which events of the year had shaken to its base, and which a little more energy would sweep away. (Applause.) Mr James Clark, of Street, Somerset, seconded, and mentioned recent magisterial refusals to grant licences for tied houses. Sir Wilfrid Lawson was re-elected president, as were many distinguished temperance men and women as vice-presidents and executive. The further proceedings of the council, comprised as it was of hundreds of ardent Alliance supporters from the far north the extreme south, from east and west, were of an animated and enthusiastic character. Many speakers were well-known veterans in the cause, who received most cordial welcome, only exceeded by the reception given to Mr W. S. Caine, who spoke on the no-compensation campaign, and said the next duty was to elect a Parliament pledged to give the direct veto. Mr Pope, Q,C., also lucidly explained that legally there is no vested interest in liquor licenses. The council should show no dimunition of determination in pursuit of Alliance objects, the most thorough- going advoeacy of advanced action being most warmly endorsed, while appeals for increased monetary support met with considerable encouragment, the executive being recommended to establish a five years' special guarantee fund. IS o less than thirteen resolutions were proposed and passed by the council. The first three were the formal ones for the adoption of the report, the election of president, vice-president, and execu- tive officers, and the election of a special consul- tative council of forty members. The further resolutions urgently called for increased subscrip- tions, in view of the greatly advanced position of the agitation earnestly pressed all religious and social reformers to unite to secure the prohibition of the liquor traffic; inasmuch as results of past legislation prove that a system so essentially mis- chievous cannot be successfully regulated whilst rejoicing in manifold signs of increasing conviction in favour of a large decrease in the facilities for the sale of drink, declaring that no mere limita- tion of number of licenses will meat the necessities of the people, and calling upon the Government and legislature to confer on communities the power of a direct popular veto, to enable them, when they so desire, to be entirely free from the liquor tramc calling on electors everywhere to make the nation's deliverance from the liquor traffic their primary object at the next general election, and urging the supreme importance of securing candidates pledged to the direct veto, and of complete organization of temperance forces throughout the country declaring that the sup- port of the United Kingdom Alliance will in no case bo given to any parliamentary candidate who will not promise to support the principle of the direct popular veto, as set forth in the bills for England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, brought into Parliament by Mr Jacob Bright, M.P., Mr McLagan, M.P., Mr Johnston, M.P., and Mr Bowen Rowlands, M.P., re- affirming the importance of promoting the forma- # tion of direct veto electoral associations, com- bining electors and others pledged to abstain from voting for or supporting any parliamentary candidates who will not vote for giving the people the direct veto and also rejoicing that the clauses of the Local Taxation Bill which involved the obstruction of tho righteous demand for the overthrow of the liquor traffic have, by the uprising of the nation, been compelled to be abandoned, and recording thankfulness to Almighty God for the signal deliverance from that danger. On Tuesday night an immense and enthusiastic meeting crowded to overflowing the Free Trade-hall. Sir George Trevelyan, Bart., M.P., presided, and delivered a stirring speech in support of tho Alliance policy, as did Sir Wilfrid Lawson, Bart, M.P., Mr W. S. Caine, Mr R. A. Allison, M.P., Mr D. Lloyd George, M.P., Rev J. M. Williamson, M.A., and other gentlemen. Resolutions in harmony with the object of the alliance were carried by acclamation.
"U. PREACHER AND REPORTER. Scene in a Church. While the Rev Canon Hegarty, parish priest, of Glanmere, county Cork, was preaching on Sunday he warmly protested against the publication of his sermons in the newspapers. At this point a young woman, who occupied a seat near the altar rails, stood up, and approaching the altar, from which Canon Hegarty was speaking, in a tone audiblo o^ the whole congregation called attention to the fact that there was » notetaker in the chapel. Canon Hegarty ejacu- lated "God bless you, my child," and turning to the Press representative, who sat in one of the front seats of the nave, said, "HoVf dare you come here taking down what I say behind my back." The greatest excite- ment was apparent among the congregation at the contretemps, and all eyes were directed on the reporter, who, addressing the clergyman, said, I am in the most public part of the church." Canon Hegarty This is not a public place. You have no right to be here. There is an end to all confidence between a priest and his congregation if newspaper reporters come into a chapel like this. Now, I was keeping as much as I could to what belonged to the gospel of the day. If one word of this will appear to morrow, I will have a word more to say about it." Then descending the steps of the alter to the rails, Canon Hegarty demanded in a peremptory manner the reporter's notebook. The reporter exhibiting no signs of compliance, Canon Hegarty, making a motion as if to come outside the altar rails, asked some of the congregation to snatch the reporter's notebook. Then, noticing the policeman in church, he indi- cated the reporter to him, saying, See that he leaves the church; conduct him out. r. The reporter then moved towards the door, retaining his notebook. He was met by the police constable, who asked, him to leave the church. This he refused to do. and remained till mass was over. Subsequently. as the congregation was streaming out of the church, the policeman obtained the reporter's book, explaining, however, that he did not re- quire it for the purpose of a prosecution.
A LLANGYFELACH PUBLICAN AND THE BREWERS. On Tuesday, Mr Walter H. Morgan, the under-sheriff of Glamorganshire, and a jury, sat at the police-court at Pontypridd to assess damages in an action wherein James Buckley and William Joseph Buckley, trading'as Buckley Brothers, brewers, Lllanelly, were plaintiffs, and Thomas Rees, of the Beaufort) Arms, Llangyfelach, Swansea, defendant.— Mr Benson, instructed by Mr William Buckley Roderick, solicitor, Llanelly, appeared for the plaintiffs, and said that in July of lass year they entered into an agreement with the defendant to grant to them a lease of the Beaufort Arms, of which defendant was owner and occupier, such lease to be for a term of 10 years, from the 24th June, 1890, at an annual rental of j355. It was arranged that possession should be given up on the 13th of August, but when that day came, and toft plaintiffs asked for possession, defendant declined to give up the premises, and had retained possession from that day to this. Subsequently an action was brought against defendant by the plaintiffs, but he did not appear in answer thereto, and judgment was given against him. The jury would now have to decide what damages the Messrs Buckley were entitled to. The defendant had, it transpired, had several convic- tions recorded against him for breaches of the Licensing Acts, and his application for a renewal of the license was this year refused. Plaintiffs, who had meanwhile purchased the freehold for j3505, atpplied and secured a new license at Swan- sea, but failed to get it confirmed at Neath, defendant being at the time still in possession. Evidence was then called, showing that 15 barrelt of beer were sold at the house each week.—Tha Under-Sheriff having summed up the evidence, the jury, after retiring, found for the plaintiff fol jS150, for which judgment was entered with cost.
LORD SALISBURY AND MR OSBORNE MORGAN. Tho Press Association having published letter in which Lord Salisbury, through hit Erivate secretary, characterised a passage in Mir Isboirne Morgan's speech at Eccles, as reported in the Manchester papers, as a pure invention, Mr Morgan has replied as follows :— The language which I attributed to Lord Salisbury was used by him, though the report of what I said was necessarily very much condensed. I now repeat my assertions. "Firstly—That in one of his speeches, I think at Liverpool, Lord Salisbury compared the Irish Nationalists to 'Hottentots.' Secondly—That he stated that it would take twenty years of resolute government' to reduce the Irish party to submission, or words to that effect. Thirdly—That on another occasion he endea- voured to throw ridicule and discredit on one of the most eloquent and distinguished of his Indian fellow-subjects—a political opponent'—by con- temtuously calling him a 'black man.' I noted down all these expressions at the time, and I am certain that I have given them cor- rectly. They are substantially what I said at Eccles, and anyone who has access to the back files of the daily newspapers may verify them for himself. G. O. MORGAJJ- "October 20th. 189Q."