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RV THE RV THE ffionmouMirc Ifjerlra. ^^EWPORT, SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1870. the^fi^0*' ^as been taken in hand by fey g 0vernment. After being coquetted with ■V^i Liberal Ministers for years, during a it has been repeatedly advocated by Radicals, and opposed with gradually- Uo\y iln^ earnestness by Conservatives, it is ^ught forward as a Ministerial measure, diSat) e.only reasons for its realisation are to it au<^ w^en the original objections are WG^ as political forces opposed to Course raPidly increasing in strength. Of present& so very Liberal as the hardly shirk the duty of deal- ^■gher 0r question, even if it were for no hands er reason than to take it out of Really a Private member, and to show various nXl0Us they are to conciliate all *heir follow;6 eiileilts at present included in Well-known notwithstanding the Arable Go fjC^ m°st of the Right Hon- Bench ha ,cntle:rnen who grace the Treasury 11 have y e°Untena 6 ^lere^°f°re more or less openly dis- ^ave at i110 device of secret voting, thev Con • .? ri8"th brought themselves and their j lc'tions into such, convenient amenity as to i 0 the thing which not long ago they would ^e deprecated as being as unnecessary as it was impolitic. It would, perhaps, be too Severe were we, following the example set us b 0 a prominent supporter of the Government, Ascribe this change of opinion to "party T^geneies;" but we can hardly help joining SAWCETT in his suspicion, that some such may have operated in working out ^e^^isterial conversion. If the honourable i°r Brighton ba correct in his asser- jSlstencj4 ,(<(tliis is an age of political incon- then the Select Committee which eeti0 Sa^ on Parliamentary and Municipal 3^eldin S ^as' least, served its purpose of i^ SOtne excuse for this latest display of ^sistency. The arguments in favour ^Ve y allot were just as strong, nay stronger, ttle rs ago, than they are now,—while, on $trr)('r hand, the arguments against it are 11 T.0*^ Oi}ger now ^Jjan eyer they were. Secret a protection of the voter against in- W.0n, is daily becoming less and less a this i vi if it ever really was such. And of HIAY the MARQUIS OF HARTINGTOX, if we tolle J4dr(-, from the apologetic, half-hearted to the B adopted in introducing his Ballot Bill 0 fieejjj e OUse of Commons, on Monday night, The 9 ito have been embarrassingly conscious. the r]'(! confessedly a mere tinkering with Of Culty—another application of the rule pF Co.n:iPromisc to a question wherein com- can only mean inefficiency and failure. tb 1SWant of thoroughness, while it will not make Measure a whit more acceptable to the op- eiits of secret voting, will certainly fail to ^for it the hearty support of those whom pj 8 presumably designed to satisfy. So little d^ed, indeed, is Mr. LEATHAM that he de- *ead"S determination to press the second that of his own Bill simultaneously with the ^le Government. N"or, looking at of his objections from the Ballot in pUs^?lr't, do we see that he is not justified Vision riva* ProPosals the test of a absoi^i hat the secrecy of the vote shall ^hich th inviolable is a requirement upon "Ways ]a-Cj a(ivocates of secret voting have al- ^ich thl v especial emphasis but it is one fails to 6 fc^e G-overnment altogether vital element of complete ObtaijjJ sacrificed for the sole purpose of W8 nQf a Ju^icia^ scrutiny. We have al- ^a]]ot rstood that it was the secrecy of the Hg SUB recommeuded it to the majority of Se °r^erS un(^er Lord HARTINGTON'S ^cidefeCy.is leffc dePendent ■ on a variety of of circumstaaces- Yet, even with this completeness in his scheme, his Lord- Hly a j0Ias to flatter himself that he has not ,,d equately met the existing difficulty, re- m ^Mc evil§ of intimidation, personation, ^9.1 ^^P^ion but has provided for an even- our present system of open vot- ■ hen the necessity for secrecy has dis- the secrecy itself will also disappear ^§6 0f6-no one is disposed to take advan- ^6fc- he knowledge of how an elector has Jpl yQf .is right of citizenship, every voter | ^lot 6 ^U.st as °Penly and publicly with the If8 without it. Such is the opinion of -jHt 0t,AIr^GTO* and, read in the light of is at>e tll°n' the scope and intention of his ti ^ithout explanation, although it tK tory ana,tion which can hardly prove sa- C-v6 either the sincere supporters or ,0PP°nents of the Ballot. To re- to ectoral vote is a'public duty, and ol^ 6 discharged in public. This may argument against secret voting: but, old as it is, it has never yet been answered. It has certainly been replied to with the asser- tion that, although voting be a public duty, the elector ought, in discharging it, to be pro- tected from intimidation and coercion. But if electoral intimidation, owing to independent and enlightening influences, is less prevalent among us now than formerly, and is under- going a continuous process of limitation, it needs little argument to prove that there is really less ground for the introduction of the Ballot to-day than there was a year ago, and, further, that there will probably be still less a year hence. If, therefore, the Ballot is to be- come an accomplished fact this Session, it will be due rather to the reckless partizanship of its advocates and the supineness of its op- ponents than to any increase of strength in the arguments of its supporters. It is clear that a Ballot Bill must be passed soon if it is to be passed at all; and it is more than probable that, recognising this necessity, the friends of this mode of exercising electoral rights will make very vigorous endeavours to gain their object ere all opportunity be lost. As their success, however, will mainly depend upon the attitude assumed by the Opposition in regard to the question, we trust there will be no poli- tical inconsistency, or weak sacrifices to party exigencies. There may no longerîbe any para- mount reasons why Conservatives should ob- ject to the Ballot; but certainly there are none upon which consistently they can now find ex- cuse for supporting it. If the Ballot, like Na- tional Education and Conventual Inspection, is to provoke a split between the two sections of the Liberal camp, we can see no reason, either of policy or patriotism, why Conservatives should again come to the Ministerial rescue.
WE find that considerable interest is felt in next Thursday's vestry meeting, inasmuch as the question lately brought before the Board of Guardians as to granting a superannuation allowance to Mr. WILLIAM POWELL, the late Collector of Poor Rates for St. Woolos, is to come up for consideration. It is not easy to settle, in cases of this kind, what weight ought to be attached to private understandings said to have been arrived at between the parties concerned. If, however, a etatement which has been cuirent be true, it is difficult to see upon what ground Mr. POWELL considers himself entitled to a pension. It is said that an understanding was come to between him and the Overseers that on his retiring from the office (as contemplated, from his inability, through impaired health, to perform the duties), his son would be nomi- nated to succeed him, in order that he might by this means, continue to receive an income from the same source-in other words, that the situation was to be held by the son primarily for the benefit of the father and his family. We do not know whether this state- ment is authentic or not. If it be, it may be asked why, after such an arrangement, did Mr. POWELL apply for a pension ? If it be not, as some naturally inquire, why was Mr. POWELL'S son, a young man with no claims beyond many others in the town, at once introduced into a situation the emoluments of which greatly exceed what so young an officer might reasonably expect ? Our object now is rather to draw public attention to the nature of the question to be discussed at the Vestry on Thursday next, than to pronounce an opinion upon its merits. The paucity of our infor. mation upon the subject at present would scarcely warrant the latter course. It may be remarked, how- ever, that if the Overseers made such an arrangement as above described with Mr. POWELL, they entered into a compact which they would appear to have had no legal means of carrying out. This is to be re- y 0 gretted if, as we suppose, their object was to pro- tect the ratepayers from an increase of expenditure arising out of Mr. POWELL'S retirement. Still, if no such arrangement as that mentioned has been made, it would seem to be just to deal with Mr. POWELL'S application for a superannuation allowance simply on its merits-to view his case rather with reference to the character and length of his service, than in the light of any prejudice arising out of his son's appointment to office. It is, after all, chiefly a money question and, supposing it divested of perso- nal considerations, the inquiry would seem to be- Shall the Union award a pension of £50 or £60 a year to a disabled officer, and yet continue to pay something like X200 a year to an assistant overseer and collector?
--+- Her Majesty the Queen held a Drawing Room on Tuesday last. Among the presentations were- -The Countess of Abercavenny, by the Countess of Richmond; Miss Herbert, of Llanarth, and Miss Florence Herbert, by the Hon. Mrs. Herbert.—On Wednesday Her Majesty gave a State Concert. In- vitations were issued for 700, which included the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort, Lady Geraldine Somerset, Admiral Sir Rodney Mundy, and Sir John and Lady Ramsden. The Rev. J. R. Jenkins has been appointed Perpetual Curate of Lanvrechva, Monmouthshire. CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY.—On Sunday last the Rev. Dr. James, of Panteg, preached two eloquent sermons at St. Paul's Church, on behalf of the above society. The collections amounted to up- wards of £ 20, being the largest sum ever gathered at St. Paul's, at one time, for missionary purposes.— "lhe claims of the Society will be advocated by Dr. James, at Christchurch, on Sunday morning next at Tredunnock, at three p.m. and at Caerleon, in the evening. ACCIDENT.—A man, named Cook, a gino-er- beer manufacturer in this town, fell from a vehicle on Monday morning, and received a severe injury on the head. It is believed that the fall was the result of a fit. FIRST MONMOUTHSHIRE ARTILLERY. — This corps paraded for drill on the Marshes, under the Commanding Officer, Colonel Lyne, on Monday even- ing. The other officers present were, Adjutant Pearson -Captains Willey, Simpson, and Gratrex Lieutenants Williams, Lyne. Firbank, and Le Grand. The corps went through n -ariety of evolutions in a very creditable mann the marching past and wheel- ing showing evident oigus of improvement on previous parades. On returning to the armoury, the men were supplied with refreshments. LOCAL BANKRUPTS—(From the London Gazette) -Charles Jordan, Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, boot- maker May 21.—Rice Thomas, Merthyr Tydfil, Gla- morganshire, corn dealer May 21. VOLUNTEER APPOINTMENTS FOR NEXT WEEK. FIRST MON. ARTILLERY.—Monday—Adjutant's drill on the Marshes in uniform, with busby, at 7.30 p.m. Band to attend. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Gun and carbine drill. On duty-Capt. Simpson and Lieutenant C. R. Lyne. Battery F. By order, signed, J. R. Pearson, Capt. and Adjutant. — Third Mon. Rifles. Monday Aiming drill at 7 p.m. Company and Position drill at 8 p.m. Tues- day—Aiming drill at 7 p.m. Recruits drill at 8 p.m. Wednesday—Recruits drill at 8 p.m. Thursday- Class firing at 3 p.m. Friday—Adjutants drill in uniform 7.30. p.m. Saturday Battalion drill; muster at armoury in uniform. Band to attend at' 5.30 p m. sharp. Ofentoraii(iiii)t--Conipetition for Quarterly Cup is postponed to Saturday, 28th. Mon- day, 23rd—March out full muster requested, Band to attend. Officer on duty—Lieut. J. Thompson. Or- derlies ditto—Sergeants, H. Thomas, and J. Bartlett; Corporals, W. H. Somerton, and S. Pullin Bugler, J. S. Ingram. F. Allfrey, Captain Commandant, 3rd Mon. Seventh Mon. Rifles. — Monday — Musketry drill for recruits at 7 p.m. Tuesday—The corps to parade on the Marshes, in uniform, at 7.30 p.m., sharp. A full muster is requested. Members who have not got rifles in their possession to call at the armoury for them. The band to attend at 8 p.m. Wednesday—Recruits blank firing on the Marshes, at 7 p.m. Thursday—Class firing (first period) at 4 p.m. Friday-Position and company drill, at 7.30 p.m. Saturday—Class firing (first period) at 4 p.m. Band practice as usual. Orderlies Colour-sergeants J. Johns and D. Brown Corporals J. Brown (2) and S. Lancaster. Officer for duty Lieut. S. Goss. By order of the Captain-Commandant, J. Pritchard, Sergeant-Major. NEWPORT HOTELS COMPANY.—This concern, alth mgh paying a less d vidend than at the last half- year, is, we ard told, d Hng a flourishing business. There has lately been a hsavy outlay but after this had been settle 1, and allowance made for bad debts, a dividend at the rate of 5 per cent. was declared. A report of the meeting appears in another column. NEWPORT COUNTY COURT. -His Honour Judge Herbert sat at the Victoria Hall for two or three hours on Tuesday morning, but the cases that occupied his attention were not of the slightest public interest. WEEKLY OFFERINGS.—At a meeting of the congregation of St. Paul's Church, held on Monday evening, it was agreed to adopt the plan of weekly offerings, instead of collections and voluntary contri- butions in boxes placed at the doors, as formerly. —We hear that the ladies of the congregation have pre- sented to the Vicar, the Rev. J. T. Wrenford, a hand- some set of sixteen velvet collecting bags, and intend to supplement the gift with a chaste alms-dish of oxydised silver. DRUNKENNESS 'IN NEWPORT.—The terrible evil of drunkenness seems to be on the increase. Our readers who may peruse the police columns will find an absence of drunken offenders a rare circum- stance indeed. The shameful Sunday traffic never fails to bring the usual batch of offenders into the dock on the Monday morning. Upon reference to the police reports for the week, it will be found that on Monday alone there were no less than sixteen charged and fifteen convicted of this offence. Eight of these offences occurred during daylight on Sunday. An eye witness, in communicating to us one or two of these cases, in which men were found lying help- lessly dcunk in the streets, says, "here were two drunken fellows on Sunday afternoon last, lying in one of our most public thoroughfares, in a helpless state of intoxication, surrounded by at least 200 children, most of whom were on their way to the S ib- bath school, and to whom these fellows were affording amusement. What tendency has this ? Why, that the minds of these children are diverted from the better subjects expounded to them in the Sunday school to the immorality they have witnessed in the street, caused by these flagrant cases of Sabbath breaking. Let us hope that for the sake of common decency on the Sunday, the proposed bill for the total suppression of the liquor traffic on that day may be passed at as early a day as possible." We are glad to find that our magistrates are determined to visit this offence on old offenders by imprison- ment, and without the option of a fine. BICYCLE RIDERS BEWARE !—It will be seen from our Wednesday's police report that a young man, whilst in the act of furiously riding a bicycle on Monday evening, was upset, sar*s ceremonie, by our Chief Superintendent of Police, and escorted to the police station, where his offence was entered on the charge sheet. This act of the Chief Superintendent has called forth some criticism from persons who con- sider it uncalled-for. Others, however, who have sometimes barely escaped a knock-down from unskilful and reckless riders, are of a contrary opinion, and feel grateful to the Superintendent for using strong mea- sures at once. The magistrates also show a deter- mination to suppress the practice of riding wildly through the streets by inflicting heavy penalties. An enterprising townsman has 11 rented the Cattle Market, where this pastime can be prosecuted without the risk of injury to anyone. THE NEWPORT FREE LIBRARY AND READING ROOM.—It will be seen from our Town Council report that this subject occupied the attention of the Corpo- ration on Tuesday last. The Committee then ap- pointed to manage the Institution met in the Council Chamber, at the Town Hall, on Thursday afternoon and resolved upon arrangements for affording addi- tional accommodation to the numerous body of readers who now daily attend the Reading Room. It is evident that the Institution is becoming more gene- rally appreciated by the public and as this becomes increasingly manifest, the Committee will adopt the measures necessary to meet the growing want. Sub- committees to undertake the management of the In- stitution, of the Library, the Finances, &c., were appointed on Thursday, and steps are to be taken without delay for getting the library, handed over by the Athenaeum, put into efficient working order, with a view to the books being issued as soon as possible to the public. The sub-committees are to report, in about a fortnight, to the General Committee the measures deemed necessary for fully carrying out the objects of the Institution and as soon as practicable afterwards the necessary officers will be appointed, and other arrangements made. MR, VARLEY AT NEWPORT.—Mr. H. Yarley, of Notting Hill, London, who has previously visited Newport, preached three sermons to numerous con- gregations, on Sunday last, at the Stow Hill Baptist Chapel. He preached also on Monday evening at the same place. Collections were made in aiùo of the Sunday School fund. Mr. Varley may be appropri- ately called a working Christian and as a preacher he has the effectiveness which arises from earnestness and a popular style of address. He is well known in London; and amongst that class of persons en- gaged in his own calling (the butchers) in the Metro- polis he effects great things, and is greatly beloved by them. We hear that scarcely a week passes without some act of self-denial on the part of Mr. Varley to promote the happiness and well-being of his fellow men. The special services at the Stow Hill Chapel were continued on Thursday, when, at three and at half-past seven, sermons were preached by the Rev. J. P. Chown, of Bradford. THE WEATHER.—The genial showers that prevailed throughout the whole of Wednesday last, have rained blessings on our country friends. The farmers were beginning to manifest considerable con- cern at the paiched state of vegetation. There will now, however, be no cause of complaint on this ac- count for some time. The wheat crop is looking in- different, and grass seems short, but fruit of every description will be abundant. THE PROGRESS OF PHOTOGRAPHY.—Our artistic neighbour, Mr. Villiers, has within the past fortnight, produced some excellent views of various sections of work at the Alexandra Docks. Persons who have never visited the scene of this great undertaking, may, from these pictures, form a correct idea of the methods by which the work is carried on. The gravel surface, upon which the foundation is commenced, together with the monster stones used in the foundation, are beautifully distinct; as also the machinery, &c., used in the prosecution of the work. The plate is an unusually large one and has attracted much at tention. OUR WORKHOUSE.—We have recently paid a visit to the new buildings and premises of the New- port Union. The Union authorities may be con- gratulated upon an establishment which, we should suppose, might challenge comparison with any other in the U nited Kingdom for situation, accommodation, cleanliness, and efficiency. In Mr. Needham the Board appear to have a very efficient master. He has, at all events, the advantage of great experience in the management of such establishments and in what- ever way he may have disappointed the wishes of anonymous assailants, he seems determined to keep strictly to the law and to enforce good management throughout. THE NEWPORT AND BRISTOL SCREW STEAM PACKET COMPANY.—This company is about to adopt an important improvement at Newport. An iron bridge and pontoon, constructed at Mr. Stothars works Bristol, from designs prepared by Mr. H. J. Cooke, Newport, are now in course of erection at the com- panies old landing stage, and will be completed in the course of a week or ten days. By this improvement the despatch of traffic will be greatly facilitated, and the landing of passengers effected with greater con- venience. DRY DOCK ACCOMMODATION AT NEWPORT.— The want of adequate dry dock accommodation at Newport has on several occasions been referred to in our columns. So inefficient indeed is the accommoda- tion, that vessels of a heavy tonnage cannot be docked —however urgent the necessity—unless at a very high tide. The extent of the inconvenience may be better understood from the following facts. About a fortnight since a large ship, from Calcutta, arrived at Newport, having sustained injuries from foulina a rock. She is a three-masted ship of considerable ton- nage. She has, since her arrival, been remaining outside the dock, awaiting a tide sufficiently high to float her in. Assuming she is admitted some day during the ensuing week, the required repairs, which are rather extensive, must be effected within a given time otherwise a lengthy detention inside the dock will result from the want of a sufficiently high tide to float her out again. The fact that these serious impe- diments exist is, unfortunately, known among persons connected with the shipping trade, and many ships that would otherwise come to Newport for repairs are seat elsewhere. We hear that, so far as the ex- isting Dry Dock Company are concerned, there is a prospect of some improvement. Mr. J. Wilson Bebell, tfheir newly-appointed manager, has, we are told, suggested several improvements in connection with the present dock. In addition to new and substantial offices, stores, &c., which are nearly completed, it is not unlikely that the dock will be lengthened and considerably altered according to a plan that Mr. Bebell has submitted to the proprietary. The present want of accommodation is a reproach to our port. Since writing the above we have been informed that the vessel was docked this (Friday) morning. NEWPORT CRICKET CLUB. — Newport v. Bassaleg.-This, the opening match of the season 1870, will be played on Monday next, on the Newport ground, play to commence at eleven o'clock. DECLARATION OF DIVIDENDS. — Charles H. Muspratt, Gloucester, wine merchant—1st dividend of Is., auy Monday, at Acraman's, Bristol.—John Williams, Cardiff, grocer—1st dividend of 3s. 1 id., any Monday, at Acraman's, Bristol.—Henry Latch, Newport, merchant—1st dividend of 3s. 7d., any Mon- day, at Acraman's, Bristol. Amongst the list of calls to the Bar on the 30th ult., by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, appears the name of Mr. Oliver Henry Jones, B.A., Oxford, son of Mr. Robert Oliver Jones, of Fonmon Castle. THE SALOON CARRIAGE OF EARL VANE —A paragraph which lately appeared relative to the magnificent saloon carriage recently built for Earl Vane having given rise to some angry comments in connection with the statement that the rose, thistle, I and shamrock, the national emblems of England, Scotland, and Ireland had alone been selected and appeared under his Lordship's coronet, to the exclusion of the leek, the ancient and time honoured emblem of Wales-we are happy to say that the omission of the Leek is simply in the report (a singular omission cer- tainly). The Leek has had its due place of honour with the other emblems in the above mentioned Rail- way Carriage, and it would indeed have been extra- ordinary if, connected as Earl Vane is with Wales, such an omission could have been made either by design, or by accident. A NEWPORT SALVAGE CASE.—In the Court of Admiralty, on Saturday, the vessel Onward was the subject of an action. This was a salvage suit. On Saturday, the 11th of September last, the Onwaid, a barque of 588 tons, was towed by the steam-tug Sea King out of Newport Dock and anchored off the Spit, when her pilot and the tug left her. On the Monday following, in the afternoon, she was observed, during a hurricane, to drive over the Spit and on to the sands, when the Sea King went to her, and, aflijr some little time, got her clear of the sands, and brought her back to Newport Dock between ten and eleven o'clock in the evening. The value of the Onward and her cargo and freight was about £4,700, and of the Sea King about £ 2,800. For the defence it was contended that the tug was under contract to tow the Onward to Lundy Island, and that the On- ivard was obliged to be brought up at the Spit in consequence of the Sea King not having coals enough to go further and that it was in consequence of her being brought up at the Spit that salvage services became necessary. Sir J. R. Phillimore was of opinion that the evidence established that the master of the Onward, at the time when the Sea King took her in tow, was aware that she had not coals enough to tow to Lundy Island. His Lordship and the Trinity Masters considered that the service was well and efficiently performed, and that the Onward, and the lives of those on board her, were saved from some risk. £ 350 awarded and costs. EXHIBITION OF PRIZE BOOTS.-In the course of a few days, Mr. Horner, of the Golden Boot, Com- mercial-street, will have for exhibition the boots to which the prizes offered by the proprietors of the St. Crispin's journal have been awarded. In the month of October last the spirited proprietors of the journal named, offered £ 20 to be competed for by bootmakers, with a view to give an impetus to the superior work- manship in the manufacture of boots. DARING BURGLARY.—On the night of Thurs- day, or the morning of Friday, some I persons at pre- sent unknown, entered the residence (known as Rose Cottage) of Mr. Thomas, contractor, at Pillgwenlly. They effected an entrance through the kitchen win- dow, and must have crept very quietly to the bed- room occupied by Mr. Thomas's son, who was asleep at the time. Having here secured two valuable watches, and about twenty shillings in silver, they re- tired, having been, it is supposed, disturbed from some cause. FEROCIOUS ATTACK BY A LUNATIC.-On Thursday, a mason, named George Taylor, sustained severe injuries from a murderous Attack by an unfor- tunate man named Nash, who has for some time been subject to mental derangement. It appears that I' Taylor was engaged at some repairs on the exterior of Trinity Church, Pillgwenlly, and upon seeing Nash enter the church he descended to ascertain the object of the poor fellow's visit. After he had entered the building Nash sprang upon him, threw him violently over a pew, and followed this act by savagely kicking him. Medical assistance having been procured, it was discovered that Taylor had three ribs broken, besides other injuries. The unfortunate lunatic has been secured, and, we opine, will be properly taken care of. THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE.—We regret to learn that this disease has again appeared among the cattle of some neighbouring farmers. We are informed by an experienced agriculturist that Mr. ,,r John Waters, of Bassalleg, has it among his cattle, both at home and at Saint Brides and it has since broken out among Mr. Thomas Baker's cattle in the parish of Saint Brides, close to the railway bridge. As the public are very much interested in this matter, it is scarcely necessary to say that the utmost caution should be used, and that all should avoid sending cattle, sheep, or pigs to infected districts.
NEWPORT HOTELS COMPANY. The half-yearly meeting of the shareholders in this Company, took place at the King's Head Hotel, on Monday, Mr. T. LI. Brewer, in the chair. There were also present Messrs. L. A. Homfray, W. Hom- fray, T. F. Lewis, D. Harrhy, J. G. Palling, S. T. Evans, E. Newman, J. Cross, W. Jones, — Gritton R. H. Richards, Cullerne, and Greene. The minutes of the last meeting were read. The report, with the statement of accounts, were taken as read This re commended the declaration of a dividend of X5 per cent., and set forth that Messrs. L. A. Homfray, and • S> two retiring directors, were eligible for re-election. & The Chairman in moving the first resolution That the statement of accounts as circulated, and read be adopted," asked if any gentleman had any re- marks to pass on the subject. Alderman Lewis asked why there was not a larger dividend than five per cent. He considered the book MS' ajnouuting to £ 2000, were rather heavy. A LI ^ross N°T consider it an unusual amount. .erma'n Lewis considered there might be some (litnculty in dealing with such cases by a private indi- vidual but could not see why a large company like that should be under the slightest obligation. Mr. L. A. Homfray dissented, remarking that there was difficulty in the matter. They must not drive customers away. Mr. Cross considered it a matter of policy, which should be left to the discretion of the manager. He might say Mr. Cullerne had informed him that the sum of X50 would cover all bad debts. No parti- cular sum had yet been written off as bad. After some considerable discussion upon this point, resu^e(^ satisfactory explanations, A Shareholder asked how the Directors intended paying off the debenture account when their reserve fund amounted only to £236. The Chairman replied that that would be paid from the profits they anticipated making. Mr. Jones thought they were not making profits, but, on the contrary, losses. Mr. Gritton reminded the speaker that there had been an outlay of £400. Mr. Cross remarked that no debits were now placed to capital account. The purchase of horses and fur- niture now came out of revenue, and were placed to revenue account. Mr. Jones would find, if he re- ferred to former accounts, that there was debited to capital, expenditure, for horses, carriages, &c. This was now changed to revenue. Mr. L. A. Homfray remarked that their capital ac- count had improved by £500. After some further discussion, Mr. Cross remarked that he represented £ 2000 in debentures, and he should be glal to renew them for seven years. Tf Yu' Homfray disapproved of paying off debentures. It they could get more than £ 5 per cent, from the concern, let them do so, and pay a better dividend to the proprietors. ^r' Jones did not think, in its present position, TyiTvUld pay more thau £ 5 Per cent- If possible, it should be worked better but he could not suggest a better way of working the concern. The Chairman Nor anyone else I think it under most able management. (Applause.) If Mr. Jones can suggest any means of working a better profit by all means he should do so. It is the desire of everyone connected with the concern to accomplish that object. (Hear, hear). Under the head hotel there had been repairs to premises, and renewals amounting to £ 117 17s. which was a large sum I charged to revenue in the past half year. (Hear hear). I Mr. S. T. Evans There cannot be the slightest doubt that the concern is in a most satisfactory con- dition, and I have great pleasure in seconding the resolution. This was at once carried unanimously. Mr. Cross proposed the re-election of Messrs. L. A. Homfray and J. G. Palling as directors, which was seconded by Mr. Greene both gentlemen highly eulogising the able services of those gentlemen. The retiring auditors were also re-appointed. After some discussion on the tranfer of shares, the meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the Chairman.
RISCA. j FASHIONABLE WEDDING. < Even the pleasant month of May cannot exempt us < from sudden changes in the elements and although ] most welcome, in one respect, were the drenching i showers of Wednesday, they must have been highly 1 unpleasant to those who took part in the long-talked- 1 of wedding, which took place at Risca on that morn- 1 ing. Despite, however, this inauspicious feature, the J ceremony passed off with its intended brilliancy, i The bride was Miss Mary Jane Duffield, of Risca House (daughter of the late Mr. William Duffield); and the bridegroom, Mr. James Godwin, M.R.C.S.. at present practising at Twyford, near Winchester. This gentleman is not unknown in the neighbourhood, having practised as assistant to Mr. J. Hier Evans at Risca, some ten years since and his heroic conduct in connection with the appalling colliery explosion of 1861 will not speedily be forgotten. The wedding carriages, twelve in number (and, with but one exception, drawn by grey horses), started from Risca House for the Church at eleven o'clock. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Wm. Phillips, of Risca, assisted by the Rev. George Nelson Godwin, of Marlpool, Derbyshire. The bride was given away by her uncle, Capt. Phillips, R.N. The bride was attired in a white corded silk dress, trimmed with satin and white fringe, wreath of orange blossoms, myrtle, white tulle, and veil: ornaments of turquoise and pearls. The bridesmaids, nine in number, wore white grenadine dresses, trimmed re- spectively with pink and blue satin, wreaths of apple blossoms,and forget-me-nots. The bridesmaids were— Miss Minnie Godwin, Miss Elizabeth Godwin, Miss Emily Phillips, Miss Ollard, Miss Adela Phillips, Miss Kate Maude Evans, Miss Harrhy, Miss Minnie Jacobs, and Miss Gertrude Duffield. The following are the names of the others who took part in the ceremony :—The Rev. J. H. Pidcock, Tunbridge, (bridegroom's best man); the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Godwin Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Godwin, Slacksade Manor House, Hampshire, (parents of the bridegroom); Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jones, Newport Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Thomas, Cardiff; Mr. and Mrs. Hier Evans, Master Alfie, and Miss Katie Evans, Cardiff; Mr. Wm. Istance, Risca; Mr. and Mrs. Kesterton, Newport Mr. and Mrs. Fred Phillips, Newport Mr. and Mrs. O'Rourke, Cardiff; Mr. Charles Phillips, Newport; Mr. Deacon and Mr. Davies, Cardiff; Miss Phillips, Risca; Mr. Young, Mr. John Hier Evans, Mr. Alfred Evans, and Capt. Phillips, R.N. As the party left the church the organ pealed forth the Wedding March, and outside brisk firing of can- non was sustained for some time. When within half a mile of Risca House, on returning, some two hun- dred sturdy villagers, who with great vehemence cheered the bride and bridegroom, took the horses from the leading carriage, and drew the happy couple along the remainder of the journey. Flags were sus- pended in various parts of the village, and a triumphal arch erected over the entrance to Risca House. The breakfast was of a high order, and reflected much credit on the caterer, Mr. Napper, of Newport. The customary toasts were drank at the breakfast table, and the witty response of the bridegroom's best man will, doubtless, form a subject of amusement for those who heard it, for some time to come. The presents to the bride were laid out for inspection on the drawing- room table—among the most conspicuous being gold c!l brooch and earrings, neglige, &c., locket and bracelet in gold, turquoise, and opal toilette set, chastely set; epergne, gold dessert service, card plate, old china, mounted in gold, elegant butter cooler, ivory purse, mounted in gold scent case in Russian leather, writing case, beautifully inlaid with ivory and gold,&c. The happy couple started on the same afternoon for Clifton, en route to South Devon and Cornwall, where they make a preliminary tour. This, in the opinion of the Risca folks, was among the largest and gayest of the weddings that have taken place amongst them.
BASSALEG. LA YIXG THE MEMORIAL STONE OF A NEW CHAPEL. -On Thursday afternoon the memorial stone of a new Wesleyan Methodist chapel was laid by Mrs. Lewis Davies, Llwynarthen House, Castletown. The ceremony commenced at a quarter to four o'clock, and at the termination an appropriate address was de- livered by the Rev. S. Atkinson. The sum of zE3 10s. was collected after the laying of the stone. A tea meeting was afterwards held in a large room, kindly lent for the occasion by the Right Honourable Lord Tredegar, Over two hundred persons were present. The company repaired in the evening to the Bassaleg Independent chapel (the use of which had been allowed for the occasion), where a sermon was preached by the Rev. T. Allen, Wesleyan minister, of Bristol. A collection was made at the close of the service, which materially added to the building fund. The proposed building will accommodate 120 persons, and will be erected at a cost of about £:320. Messrs. Cock and Son, of Pillgwenlly, are the builders. We may add, that a handsome trowel, with suitable inscription, and a mallet, were presented to Mrs. Lewis Davies by the trustees and that Mr. and Mrs. Davies presented a donation of X20 towards the funds of the new build- ing. The collections during the day amounted to about £ 30.
LLANDAFF. DISCOVERY OF AX ANCIENT CRosR,-During the progress of some repairs the other day near the dairy at Bishop's Court, Llandaff, the Bishop discovered over an adjoinning wall a feature which was so smothered in whitewash as to render its form rather indistinct, Lut, on calling in the aid of Mr. Prichard, it was found to be a cross of a type commonly known as "Runic," It is embedded in the wall over a well nearly square in form, whose sides are built up to the level of the water or rather higher, of square wrought ashlar work, while the masonary above that level is of a rougher description, and more in keeping with the cross, which, though rudely formed, is full of character, its panel being decorated with the well-known knotted interlacing work peculiar to its type. There are not wanting indications which lead to the supposition that the well is of great antiquity, and its being within the precincts of the old palace confirms the theory. The Bishop has had a most successful photograph taken of it by Mr. Collings, of Cardiff. A question has been raised as to whether the cross is complete in itself, 01 merely the arm of a larger one. To determine this it will be necessary to extract it from its present position; a step, Mr. Prichard thinks, which should not be taken until some antiquary learned in the character of masonry has minutely examined it. He is inclined to the belief that it is perfect in itself, and in its original position.
GOY1 REY. A musical entertainment was given at the sole cost of the rector, in the National School-room, to the parents of the children attending the day and Sunday schools, and to other friends, by invitation tickets, on Wednesday evening, the 27th ult. At an early hour the room was filled. A suitable platform had been erected, and the walls on each side had been prettily decorated with evergreens and banners bear- ing appropriate mottoes—such as Union is strength," "Merit rewarded," &c. Mrs. Evans opened the evening's entertainment by playing a duett with her > niece, Mrs. Hill after which, a constant succession I and good variety of music was given, to the intense gratification of all who were favoured with tickets of admission, from eight o'clock till a quarter to ten, when the National Anthem was sung with great en- thusiasm. Mr. Thomas Evans, of Marshfield, sang with his sister, What are the wild waves saying," accompanied on the piano by his other sister. Mrs. Hill, and the Misses Evans, also sang very sweetly solos, duetts, and trios, and a quartette, in which Mr. T. Evans again joined. The Goytrey choir much enjoyed singing "Paddle your Own canoe," and Home, sweet Home," and also joined in the chorus of The fine old English Gentleman." Several comic songs were sung by Mr. W. A. W. Evans, which ex- cited shouts of applause, and the party separated after a cheering intimation from the rector, that another treat, with more room, would be given to his friends in the course of the summer, on the spacious lawn of Nantyderry. — ——
TRIDi-GAR. ROBBERY BY RAILWAY SERVANTS.- On Wednesday three yonng men, named Beaver, Vines, and Rees, were taken before the Rev. E Leigh, and remanded, on a charge of robbing a traveller's parcel of upwards of zC40 worth of jewellery, consisting of rings, brooches, and other triukets. Some of the missing property was found in possession of the prisoners Beaver and Vines are assistant guards on the Nantv- bwch branch of the Sirhowy Railway, and Rees is a latchman at Tredegar. HOUSEBREAKING. William Walters, one of three concerned in the burglary at the house of James Sim- monds, at Victoria, in January last, was captured the other day, and formally remanded by Mr. Leigh, to enable the police to make inquiries. ACCIDENT.—On Thursday, a very serious accident befel a young girl in Georgetown. She was taking i some tea and eatables to the works, and when going under the railway bridge while a cart and a dog cart were passing each other, she thought to clear the dog- cart, but, changing her mind, crossed to allow the cart to pass. The driver did not see her, and, as he ] drove close to the wall to avoid a collision, the poor girl was knocked down and dreadfully cut about the ] head. A messenger at^Qonce went in search of medical assistance. ]
) USK. Tonpf Kr™fXTS T° PRISON. —May 7—John for steati?, J 48 Beyn0n, and R" F" Woo'llett, Esqs, of Samuel ^"erns^Y an<^ other articles, the property t ,0rt> at Newport, on the 4th of Mav 1870 Ml-V Hartngto"; iifdecentw g and Thomas Cordes, Esq for Woolos, oneXtheS16?h oTS M road1' St* labour. May 7_Geor2e Fra^ u +f1X W trates, for being found in an^'l' f magi8" Ducknool Farm < 4. i enclosed yard on the r l t i' lstchurch, on 3rd of Mav 1870 for an unlawful purpose, twentv /i • 7; » May 9—Elizabeth McGregor, byT J%8 ^ardl.a^ur- for being drunk and riotous in Tudor SW^AK q' venny, on 8th May, fourteen days' im Abe/ M»>- »-Catherine Beynon, Vt llnam Evans, and Charles T stealing GOlbs of coal the property of Charles Pro- thero and others, at Newport, on 9th Mav 1870 two months'hard labour. May 9-Mary Edwards' for being a disorderly prostitute, at Newport on 8th May, 1870, fourteen days' hard labour. May 9 Ann Watts, by the same magistrates, for wilfully breaking four panes of glass in the window of Eliza Symons at Newport, on 6th May, one month hard labour. May 9 -Philip Donohue, by the same magistrates, for as- saulting Robert James Parsons, a constable, whilst in the execution of his dutv, at Newport, on 8th May 1870, fourteen days' hard labour. May 9—James Schofield, Charles Brookes, and John Dowling, by same magistrates, for being drunk and riotous at New- port on 7th and Stli of May, seven days' imirison- men each. May 10-Charles Sweetman and John aughan, by Rev. E. Leigh, for being drunk and riotous at Bedwel ty, on 9th May, 1870, seven days' imprisonment each. May 10-Timothy Cokeley, by same magistrates, for stealing a flannel shirt, the property of Lphraim Harris, at Bedwelltv, on 5th May, 1870, Sessions May 10- William Price and John Powell, by J. G. James, Esq., for stealing bar- ley, oats, and horse feed, the property of the Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron. and Coal Company, at Bedwellty, on 3-d May, 1S70, Sessions. May 10- -Thomas Murphy, by Rev. J. C. Llewellin, for being drunk and riotous, at Trevethin, on 9th May, 1870, seven days' imprison- ments or pay 20s. May 11-Mary Jane Johnston, by Thomas Beynon and William Williams, Esqs for being a disorderly prostitute, at Newport, on 10th May, 1870, one month's hard labour. May 11- Dennis Macarthy, by same magistrates, for stealing from the person of John Welsh, zC2 3s., at Newport on 7th May, 1870, Sessions. May 11—John Dart, by same magistrates, for stealing 5ô!bs of coal, the pro- perty of Benjamin Pike and others, at Newport, on 10th May. 1870, -lX weeks' hard labour. May If- Richard Higgs, by Rev. R. Jackson, Prvce Hamilton and Thomas Trumper, Esqrs, for stealing a vermin trap, the property of William Bevan, at "Grosmont seven days' hard labour.
CARDIFF. FALL OF A WOMAN FROM A HOUSETOP. — On Thursday night, a woman, while attempting to evade capture by the police, at Cardiff, met with a terrible accident. Information, it seems, had been given at the central station that a female named Martha Harris, living at 49, Tyndal-street, had pawned some things belonging to her landlady. Police-sergeant Wallbridge and another constable were put in charge of the case. and at once proceeded to prosecute in- quiries touching the matter. On reaching the house the woman made a desperate effort to escape, and in her trepidation rushed upstairs, got through the win- dow, and, reckless of danger, clambered° on to the roof. Evidently not accustomed to practice such perilous pedestrianism, she slipped, lost her balance and fell a distance of some fifty feet in a back yard below. When picked up it was found that the foolish yet unfortunate woman had been dreadfully injured. Assistance was procured, and she was conveyed to the infirmary, where she now lies in a hopeless state. At the adjourned annual meeting of the Cardiff Chamber of Commerce, held on Thursday, an entire change was made in its constitution. The directorate is now abolished, and the executive is vested in a chairman and three vice-chairmen, who will be elected annually. The meetings will be held monthly, and will be open to the chamber generally. Every mem- ber will also be eligible to discuss or vote on any subject brought forward. A resolution, proposed by Mr. R. Cory, jun., that the selection of the executive should be by ballot, was, after some opposition, -with- drawn. ————
MYXYDDISLAYYN. LAYING THE FOUNDATION-STONE OF A NEW SCHOOL CHURCH AT TREDEGAR JUNCTION.—The foundation- stone of the above building was laid in due form on Monday last. The proceedings commenced by the reading of aypropriate portions of Scripture, and by prayer. The ceremony of laying the stone was dexter- ously performed by Miss Griffiths, of the Vicarage, and Miss Mary Rees, of Woodfield after which the vicar, the Rev. John Griffiths, offered up an earnest prayer for the Divine blessing upon the undertaking. At the close Air. Griffiths fully explained the object and prospects of the movement, and, in the course of his address, dwelt upon the duty of churchmen to put forth there best energies for the extention of the work which the Church is so well adapted to accomplish namely, the religious training of young and the spiritual edification of all ages. the new building will stand on an elevated and beautiful spot, over- looking an extensive and magiticent view of the surrounding hills and valleys. The site is a gift from Lord Tredegar, for which his lordship deserves the best thanks of the whole community. The new school church, which is intended for Divine service and educational purposes, will supply a want which has been long felt in the parish, and will be a boon to not a few of the parishioners who reside at a distance from the parish church. The contract for the building has been given to Mr. Thomas Williams, of Cwmdws, near Newbridge, Mon, whose energy and good taste are well known in the district. We trust the movement, the importance of which cannot be overrated, will meet with that support which every undertaking of its kind so well deserves at the hands of all who are iuterested in the promotion of Christian education.
The first international yacht race between the Cam- bria and the Sappho has terminated in a victory for the latter. A LLANELLY LIBEL CASE —In the Court of Com. mon Pleas, on Thursday, Chief Justice Bovill de- livered judgment in the case of Jones v. Bewicke in which a jury had awarded the plaintiff f500 damages, in a trial before Mr. Justice Byles. A rule for a new trial had been moved for, on the ground that the damages were excessive. It will be remembered that the plaintiff is a solicitor, living at Llanelly, and that defendant is Mr. William Bewicke, of Threepwood, Northumberland. The action was for libel and slander, the defendant having addressed letters to "Old Perjury Jones, Llanelly." His Lordship said they had consulted with the learned judges, before whom the cause was tried, and their opinion was that the rule for a new triai ought not to be granted. In actions of this description it was impossible to calculate with precision what damages a jury ought to award. As had been said by a distin- guished judge, damages in such"cases were not to be weighed with golden scales. The jury were entitled j to take into consideration the position of the parties and all the surrounding circumstances, such as the object with which the libel was published. In this case the defendant had imputed to his father- in-law, a solicitor, that he had been guilty of perjury. That statement was made most delibe- rately, and showed a malicious and vindictive feeling entertained against the plaintiff. When the action was brought, instead of apolosing, he had pleaded justification. No doubt the damages were high, but, looking at all the circumstances, the Court were not disposed to interfere.—Rule refused. DUNVILLE and Co., Belfast, are the largest holders of whisky in the world. Their Old Irish Whisky is re- commended by the meoical profession in preference to French brandy, Supplied in casks ani cases for home use or exportation. Quotations on application to Messrs. DUNVILLE and Co., Roval Irish Distilleries, Belfast. [14,301
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BIRTHS. On the 2nd instant, at Dock-street, Newport, the wife of Mr. James Maddocks, of a son. On the 11th inst., at the Vulcan Inn, Dock-street, New. port, the wife of Mr. John Phillips, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 10th instant, at Risca Church, by the Rev. W. Phillips, cousin of the bride, assisted by the ReT. G. N. Godwin, brother of the bridegroom, Mary Jane, daugh- ter of the late Mr. William Duffield, of Risca, to Mr. James Godwin, M.R.C.S., of Twyford, Hampshire. DEATHS. On the 23rd ult., at the Royal Exchange Inn, Strand, Swansea. aged 54 years, Mr. William Jenkins, for many years police officer in the Newport Borough Police Force. On the 7th inst., at Maindee, Mrs. Mary Ablart, late of Caerleon, aged 61 years, much respected. On the 28th ult., at the Beaufort Arms Hotel, Mon- mouth, Hannah, eldest daughter of the late Mr. James Stone, of the city of Bristol, deeply lamented. On the 4th instant, at Willliams-street, Newport, Char- lotte, relict of the late Captain Thomas Burnard. On the 10th instant, at Mill-street, Newport, Mrø. Mary Barley, aged 48 years.