MONMOUTH. The result of the polling on Thursday was the re- turn of the four retiring members, the new candidate, Mr. D. Roberts, being placed at the bottom of the poll. Tha numbers polled respectively were Hyam, 504; Rees, 339; Vizard, 330, James, 275; Roberts, 265.
BRECON. The Mayor (Mr. Wm. Games) has taken counsel's opinon in reference to a mistake which was made in the nomination of candidates, and has declared the old members, Messrs. H. C. Rich, Thomas Thomas, Lewis Jones, and John Wood, re-elected.
THROAT AFFECTIONS AND HOARSENESS.—All suf- fering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness wil' be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate reliej afforded by the use of "Brown's Bronchial Troches.' These famous lozenges" are now sold by most respectable chemists in this country, at Is. l £ d. per box. People roubled with a "hacking cough," a "slight cold," of bronchial affections cannot try them too soon, as similai troubles, if allowed to progress, result in serious Pulmo nary and Asthmatic affections. See that the words Brown's Bronchial Troches" are on the Government Stamp around each box.—Manufactured by JOHN I, BROWN & SONS, Boston. United States. Depot 493 Oxford-street London. 493]
NEWPORT BOROUGH POLICE. FRIDAY. [Magistrates: T. CORDES, Esq., M.P., in the chair; C. LEWIS and H. PHILLIPS, Esqrs.] Thomas Ferris was charged with having been drunk and disorderly and assaulting P.C. Jones, on the Marshes-road.—Jones said that yesterday evening as he was going down the road he met the prisoner, who was drunk, and wanted to make a row with hIm.- Gerald Mc Poland said he saw the prisoner drunk and resisting the policeman, and he (witness) assisted to take him to the station.—Prisoner pleaded guilty to being drunk, and was fined 5s, or seven days. Thomas Pea, a coloured man, was charged with causing a crowd to assemble in Commercial-street, by flourishing a cane.—Prisoner said he was very sorry, and was set free on promising to leave the town. Michael Ryan was charged with trying to rescue the last prisoner, Pea, at about a quarter to seven yesterday.—P.C. Phelps said that prisoner got hold of him by the collar, and tried to kick him in the legs while he was taking the black man in.-P.C. 47 corroborated the constable's evidence.—Regan, who said he was innocent of the charge, was fined 10s 6d, or 14 days. 11 William Hopkins was charged with being drunk and causing a crowd in St. Marv-street.—P.C. Pullinger took him to his (the prisoner's) house, but he would not go in. — Fined 5s., or seven days. Ellen Cummings charged with soliciting prostitu- tion, in Commercial-street, denied the charge.—She had been brought up several times before, and, as the case was fully proved, she was fined 21s. or 28 days. Ellen Maddin, a wretched-looking old woman, was charged with being drunk and incapable, by the canal, near Cross-street.—P.C. Ducrow said she was making a horrible noise.—As she had such a narrow escape she was discharged. Charles Hawkes was brought up under a warrant, charged with assaulting his wife, who fainted in court. She was, however, brought to, and accommodated with a seat. He had commenced beating her on Wednesday night.-Prisoner said he did not mean any harm."—Mary Hawkes stated that he never con- tributed anything towards her support.—Prisoner had been previously convicted seven times.—The magis- trates advised them to arrange for a separation until he should reform.—He was sentenced to one month's imprisonment but the sentence would not be carried out if he left his wife unmolested in the future, but the very minute he followed her, he should be taken to prison. NEWPORT INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY. As many of our readers are aware, it has been found necessary to make a. special effort to raise funds for efficiently carrying on this valuable charity. From a circular issued by the Directors, it appears that the appointment, in January last, of a visiting- sur- geon for the southern district, a recent renova- tion of the Infirmary premises, and a severe epidemic of scarlatina and measles iu the earlier months of this year, have rendered necessary an additional income of not less that two hundred pounds. For this amount a special and earnest appeal is to be made to the public. The town has been divided into 14 districts, and a house-to-house canvas has been arranged, to commence on Monday next Moreover, the closing day of next week—the 10th November— is to be observed as Hospital Saturday," when pro- vision will be made for collections in the streets. We hope the Directors wiil obtain the assistance they de- serve in their humane and benevolent work. We commend to our readers' attention the following statistics, showing, to some extent, the important work being carried on by the Institution REPORT FitoM JANUARY 1ST TO SEPTEMBER 30TH. In patients Number of in-patients from 1st January to 30th September, 90 number of days during which all the above patients were in the Infirmary, 3,939. Out-patients: Number of out-patients from the 1st January to 30th September, including both those seen at the Infirmary and those attended at their own homes, 2,341 number of attendances at Infirmary in nine months, 14,548; number of patients visited at their own homes iu nine months, 1,012 number of visits paid to patients at their own homes in nine months, 9,0J1.
THURSDAY'S MARKETS. I BRISTOL CORN MARKET. English wheat was in slow supply and Is lower, the I condition being bad. Foreign wheat abundant, and pressed at a decline of 2s per qr. Barley unchanged. Oats, 6d cheaper. Maize the turn dearer. LONDON METAL MARKET. » Copper Chili charters for the last fortnight of October were 2,400 tons—S50 bars and 1,350 fine and furnace stuff for the United Kingdom, aud 250 bars for the Continent; good ordinary Chili quoted j £ l>5 to £ 65 10s Wallaroo, £ 75 10s. Tin firm, good business; Australian, spot, X69 10s to A:69 15s, C70 forward; Straits, £ 70. Spelter and lead unchanged. Scotch pig iron, 52s cash. LONDON CATTLE MARKET. The dead meat market being somewhat relieved of its late heavy stocks, coupled with very light arrivals to-day, has caused rather more cheerfulness in trade. Beef, 4s 61 to 5s lOd mutton, 5s 6d to 6s lOd veal, 48 6d to 6s pork, 3s Sd to 4s 6d. Beasts, 400; shgep, 2,020 calves. 100 including foreign sheep, 220. CORK BUTTER MARKET. Ordinary Ists, 120s 211(16, 104s 3rds, 88s 4ths, not priced 5ths, 67s 6ths, 52s. Mild-cured Superfine, 141s; Ists, 126s; 2tids, 113s; 3rds, 90s. Firkins in market, 2,1G7. -—— CAERPHILLY CHEESE MARKET A very smnll market and poorly attended Prices firm, at last quotations. The season for large supplies is now nearly over, hence the small attendance to-day. LONDON HAY MARKET. Fnir snuply on offer, and trade quiet, at the following prices:-Interior hay, 75s to 85s; prime ditto, 90s to l"7s; inferior clover. 65s to 95s; prime ditto, 100s to 134s straw, 44s to 53s per load.
guilts, ffilarriagcsi, aiul geatlts. Announcements of Births, Marriages, and Deaths' not exceeding 25 words, may be inserted for a prepay- ment of ONE SHILLING each. If more than 25 words, EIGHTEENPENCE should be remitted. When orders for insertion are given without prepayment, the charge is SIXPENCE FOR EACH 10 WORDS, or proportion thereof. ] BIRTHS. SMITH.—On the 24th ult., at Firwdgrech, Brecon, the wife of R. Smith, Esq., of a son. SUMMERS.—On the 31st ult., at Belmont Cottage, Stow Hill, Newport, the wife of E. J. Summers, of a son. MARRIAGE. VACHHLL—EyAxs.—Jn the 25th uU., at St. John's Church, Westminster, by the Rev. F. W. Farrar D:D., F.R.S.. Canon of Westminster. Charles Tanfield Vachell, M.D., of Cardiff, to Winifred, younger daughter of the Rev. James Williams Evans, rector of Cossy, Norfolk. DEATHS. DAVIES.-On the 31st ult., at Watch-house Parade, New. port, Mr John Davies, aged 04 years. WILLIAMS.—On the 31st ult at New Ruperra-street, Newport, Mr Charles Williams, aered 5, years. RICHARDS.—On the 31st ult., at Barrack Hill, New- port, Mr Thomas Richards, aged 74 years. ALLMAN.-On the 31st ult., at Courtybella-street, New- port, Mr George Allman, aged 41 years. JAMES.—On the 3lst ult, at Barnard Town, Newport, Mrs Maria James, aged 36 years. RICHARDS.—On the 31st ult., at Canal-side, Newport, Mrs Maria Richards, aged 40 years, JONES.—On the 2 >th ult., at Bath. Miss Calvert Jones, eldest daughter of the late Calvert R. Jones, Esq., of Heathfield and Verandah, Glamorganshire. PARSONS.—On the 30th ult., after a painful illness, Ma- rianne, wife of John Parsons, Aylmer House, Weston- super-Mare, and 16, High-street, Bristol.
The man Albert, condemned to death for the murder perpetrated in the Malakoff Tower at Paris, was guillotined last week on the Place de la Roquette. He went to the scaffold with complete resignation, asking pardon for his crime. The Vatican (says a Times telegram) has accumu- lated a capital of 30,000,000fr. for the payment of omcera of the Pontifical army and ex-officials of the Pontifical State, pensioned by the Italian Government, because refusing further service. These sinecurists are about 3000 in number. "Amy Robsart" has replaced at Drurv Lane Mr. Wills's drama of "England in the Time of Charles the Second." This piece, first given at the same theatre in September, 1870, owed its success to the elaborate spectacular and scenic effects which were provided. These are, of course, again supplied. Miss Neilson is replaced by Miss Louise Willes as the heroine; Miss Addison by Miss Edith Stuart as Queen Elizabeth; Mr. King by Mr. Fernandez as Richard Varney; and Miss Vokes by Miss Coveney as Flibbertigibbet. A favourable reception was awarded. Curiosity is but an appetite af>er Knowledge.—Many years ago, when the Importers originated their system of supplying Pure Tea in Packets, it was constantly asked,— Why is Hormman s Tea so much better than the ordinary- kinds i The reason why is now so well known that it is only necessary to record the startling fact, that 5,000,(100 (five million) Packets are annually consumed in this country, a sufficient proof that the British Public know and appreciate Horniman's Tea, because it is pure Strong, Delicious, and always good alike. Sold iu Packets only by 3 528 appointed Agents, Chemists in the Country, and Confectioners in London. A list of Local Agents is printed in tkis paper, to which please refer.
THE SUFFRAGAN-BISHOPRIC OF NOTTINGHAM. A "Notts Clergyman" informs us that he has heard a rumour, v. hicii he trusts is not correct, that, on the avoidance of the suffragan bishopric 01 Nottingham at Christmas next ry Bishop Mackenzie, it is not the intention of the diocesan to ask the Government for the continuance of that see, and that instead thereof he means to ask foi the cr 'ütion of another, with Grantham for its sea.t.-Guardian.
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NEWPORT, FRIDAY, NOYEMBER 2, 1877. SIR WILFRID L A W S O N AT NEWPORT. The demonstration of Tuesday evening last in favour of Sir WILFRID LAWSON'S Permissive Bill was something more than a temporary triumph for tee-totalers and other advocates of temperance. Nor would it be an adequate ex- planation of the enthusiasm then manifested to attribute it to the fact that the attack upon the liquor traffic was to be led by a distinguished veteran in the cause, and two or three of his principal supporters. This consideration doubt- less weighed with many who found their way on Tuesday to the Victoria Hall. The novelty and the pleasure of hearing one of the most eminent among social reformers, bold forth upon a question of great moment to the public interest, are but rarely to be enjoyed. Hence there would probably be found among the three thousand or thereabouts who crowded the Hall, some who cared less about the Per- missive Bill and the reform which it is designed to accomplish, than for the pleasurable excitement which would be sure to be awakened on such an occasion. But making due allow- ance for the effect produced by this kind of attraction, the meeting of Tuesday must still be regarded as expressing a deep conviction in the public mind, and, it may be hoped, more or less determination to give effect to that con- viction. In no former instance, probably, has a vast public assembly in this town more com- pletely laid aside, for the moment, the con- siderations, religious and political, which usually divide townsmen into more or less antagonistic parties. It appeared to be felt that the object of the United Kingdom Alliance, or some aim akin thereto, presented a platform upon which men of the most op- posite views in religion and politics, might meet for common action and, moreover, that the evil which it is proposed to remedy is so formidable and so seiious, that some sacrifice of personal and party feeling mast be made with a view to its mitigation. Churchmen and Nonconformists, Protestants and Roman Catho- lics, Conservatives and Liberals, were there in force, and evidently actuated by a desire for har- monious and vigorous effort to lessen the evils of drunkenness, and to aid in shielding the country from the fearful dangers, social and moral, to which it is exposed from the liquor traffic. That these dangers are of the most serious description, has- now come to be ad- mitted on all hands. As the records of crime, disease, and death have accumulated from day to day, so the evidence of the disastrous effects of the liquor traffic has been augmented, until it has attained a force and impressiveness which may well make statesmen and moral reformers of all classes stand aghast at the magnitude of the evil with which they have to grapple. The shameful facilities which are afforded for multiplying houses for the sale of intoxicating liquors, and the debasing habits, the wreck of moral principle, and the social ruin which are the frequent, if not natural fruit of these facilities, are producing an im- pression in the public mind which is not likely to be soon effaced. The nation is, it may be hoped, being aroused and every phi- lanthropist, whatever his religious or political views, and whether an advocate of total absti- nence or not, must rejoice that it is so. The evidence is painfully strong that attempts to oheck over-indulgence in intoxicants by pro- hibitions introduced into our licensing system, fall far short of their object. The evil grows while the checks are being multiplied. Pauper- ism, crime, disease, and the most flagrant neglect of social obligations.- apparently the inevitable results of the temptations of the public-house,—are augmented while legislators and magistrates are vainly endeavouring to stem the swelling tide of misery. Whilst, however, credit must be given to some who are in places of power, for attempts to lessen the evil, there is still much reason to desire that many who are now apathetic, and who can witness the sad fruits of excessive drinking Without any effort to check their growth, might be aroused to a sense of their duty. We do not forget that in legislating upon this question, there must be some regard shown to vested interests and that the obligations and habits which have arisen out of our licens- ing system cannot be changed in a day by the stroke of a pen or the passing of a resolu- tion. Only a theorist or a dreamer would think of changing the methods of our social life, and effecting the desired amelioration by Borne magical itroke of policy. The evil is too deeply rooted in our national life to be thus easily eradicated. Bat, although this must be allowed, no earnest man would therefore give Iup the effort to introduce an ameliorative principle. The question is, not whether a measure can be devised which is to remove tho baneful effects of drunkenness in a month or a year but, seeing the utter failure of our licensing system, whether an element shall be introduced in our legislation which shall give the people themselves power to try the effecfc of removing the temptations to drinking by which they are now beset on every hand. This is the purport of Sir WILFRTD LAVVSON'S* Bill, and we cannot but think that, sooner or later, the force of public opinion will sweep before it the private interests and the indifference to the public weal which now hinder the adoption of this or some similar remedy. As was strongly urged on Tuesday evening, this question must be pressed upon the attention of candidates for seats in the House of Commons. Men who are afraid of the public-house interest, already far too potent in the country, must be made to feel that there are far weightier considera- tions, and that either theiv Parliamentary I status must be sacrificed, cr their unworthy fears give place to a resolution radically to amend the existing state of things. The evils of the liquor traffic have too long been tam- pered with and nothing short of 3 determi- nation to apply a thorough remedy, can prevent these evils being further augmented. It is lamentable that a large proportion of the national income should be drawn from so per- nicious a source.
NEWPORT MUNICIPAL ELECTION. YESTERDAY'S election in this town brought into prominence two or three features of municipal life which had far better have been hid. '1 be plots of the tap-room and the devices of an unscrupulous coterie have borne their fruit, and the town has consequently been, for a time, deprived of the services cf two or three of our most useful and capable men. It Las been for some time understood that the MAYOR, on seeking re-election in the !ast Ward, would have the forces of Publican- ism arrayed against him, because of his recent commendable action auent Music Halls and Dancing Saloons. It is deplorable that it C, should be possible for such a power to succeed in its object; but good will nevertheless have been done if the respectable inhabitants of Newport now awake to the danger that exists in their midst. As to the other wards, it may, at at least, be asked, what has been gained by the contest ?
THE PRESIDENCY OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. Now that Marshal MACMAHON' has shown that he only agrees with Constitutional Govern- ment so long as it leaves him free to follow his own policy and choose his own advisers, his countrymen are looking round that they may be prepared with one who, when the time comes, shall worthily fill the position of respon- sibility he now holds. There can scarcely be a doubt he will remain in power during the whole seven years for which he was appointed. But it is scarcely likely that when 1880 arrives he will be requested by the majority of the Cham- bers, that is, the great Republican Party, to continue in a position for which he has shown such utter incapacity. As a party, enjoying the confidence of the country, but opposed and misrepresented by the Government, they have certainly exercised great moderation and pru- dence but they will not be so careless of their own interests as to replace a man who has done all he could to thwart their efforts, when in 1880 the question as to a new Presi- dent is before them. The Assembly which appointed Marshal MACMAHON was, curiously enough, a Royalist one. The events of 1870- 71-the Franco-German War and the Com- munist I nsnrrection-had rendered both Impe- rialists and Republicans obnoxious to the great j body of Frenchmen, for a time at least. The Royalists might have put their King on the Throne had it not been for his drapeau blanc. Bat HENRY V. lost the only chance he is ever likely to have. The MARSHAL was the only one who, on M. TEIEKS' resignation, was strong enough to take his place, and who could be trusted to preserve the existing institutions, Till May 16th there was no serious disagree- ment but since that date he and the majority of the Assembly, both of the old and new, have u been engaged in a struggle, and both sides refuse to submit. In the end, unless other ele- ments, as undesirable as they are impolitic, enter into the contest, the voice of France will assert itself, and the retirement of the MARSHAL will be followed or preceded by that of the Ministry, who hold their position entirely at his hands. An earlier solution of the present difficulty is possible. The MARSHAL might submit or resign," as M. GAMBE I TA said but present appearances are sti-ongly against such a sensible and pacific settlement. The ques- tion arises, then, who will take his place when the opportunity for a change occurs ? '1 he one man who stood pre-eminently above all others, whose experience, abilities and past con- duct had marked him out as the mnst worthy and the most popular successor to the MAR. SHAL, M. THIERS, has, unfortunately tor France, been called away. M. GAMBETTA, notwith- standing the prudence and moderation which he has shown under trying circumstances, and his great popularity in the large towns, does not sufficiently possess the confidence of the Assemblv or the country to be acceptable as a candidate for such an office. Nor does he possess the experience which it is advisable that a future President should have. M. GREYY, who has be n elected to the Assembly by a large ma- i jority of the ninth arrondissemeut of Paris, as well as by his own department in the Jura, who has been distinguished during the last thirty years at least, for his tact, judgment, and moderation, who possesses, in a marked degree, the confidence of the country, is evi- dently the coming man. Born in 1813, M. GREVY is now in his sixty-filth year. He is a native of Mont-sous-Vaudrez in the Jura, and his popularity in his native district is shown by his having been several times returned as its representative by very large majorities. He has also, as an advocate, shown remarkable powers, and been very successful. In 1848 he was appointed Commissary of the Provisional Government in his department, and in this position showed both wisdom and firmness. He avoided compromising himself in the quar- rels of parties; and the respect and confidence he gained was afterwards shown when he ap- peared before the people as a candidate for their suffrages, standing, as he did, the first of the eight representatives of the Jura. In 1871, when M. THIERS was head of the Provi- sional Government, M. GREYY was elected President of the National Chamber, then sit- I ting at Bordeaux, and afterwards removed to Versailles. At the present time he fills the I position, so far as any one can, which M. TRIERS has left vacant, and is the acknow- ledged leader of the French Republicans. He I is a good speaker and debater, aud the wisdom, moderation, and tact he has shown, when in office in the past, point him out as the one who is the most likely to adopt that policy of con- ciliation which is so absolutely necessary for France if she is to take the position among the nations of the world for which she is nttec. I
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. -+- NEW RAILWAY PROJECT.—We hear that it is in contemplation to form a new line of railway from Newport to the Rhondda Valley, Glamorganshire, a primary object being to convey the excellent steam coal of the Glamorganshire basin to the Alexandra Dock, Newport, for shipment. The project is, we are told, in the hands of gentlemen of position and in. fluence, and who are largely interested in the de- velopment of the trade of this district. Such a line would be a great boon to Newport, and we shall hope to see that the requisite notice to Parliament for its intended construction, may be given during the I current month. I COMPLIMENTARY BANQUET.—It iS, we learn, intended to invite the Mayor of Newport, George Fothergill, Esq., to a complimentary banquet on the close of his year of office. As a recognition of faith- ful service, and of liberal devotion of time and energy to the welfare of the town, such a mark of esteem will be appropriate and well deserved. NEWPORT HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS.— The monthly meeting of the Harbour Commissioners was held this morning, and was presided over by Mr Cart- wright. There were present, also, Messrs. H. J. Davis, J. Moses, 0. Goss, Thomas Beynon, T. F. Lewis, J. S. Adam, G. W. Jones, Henry Beynon. Wyndham Jones and Admiral Foote.-Harbour dues for last month, £ 194 18s 7d ditte, corresponding month of last year, iCI87 2s 9d; increase, X7 15s lOd, -Gridiron dues for the month of October, fl3 14s 4d corresponding month last year, £ 41 12s 4d decrease, £ 27 ISs.—The contributions to the hospital were jE24 2s 6d ditto, last year, X23 Is showing an increase of jEl Is 6i.— A conversation took place then upon the question of discharging bark that falls from pitvootl into the river, and it was resolved that handbills should be issued, cautioning ship-captains not to do so, and that the handbills be issued in English and French. DEBATING SOCIETY.-The Society held its usual weekly meeting at the Court Room, Town Hall, I on Friday evening last. In the absence of the President and Vice-president, Mr. James Sanders, Senr., occupied the chair. The routine business, including the election of new members, &c., having been disposed of, a debate commenced on the question Is Emigration detrimental to the interests of this nation?" in which Mr. H. Howell took the affirmative, and Mr. T. H. Hazell the negative side. Messrs. J. N. Sanders, T. Christophers, G. David, It. McMillan, and A. Williams also took part in a spirited discussion. The question having been put to the meeting, the negative was carried by a majority of nine votes to eight, some of the members present remaining neutral. -This (Friday) evening the reading of The Merchant of Venica" will be continued, commencing with Act 3—the different characters being assumed by selected members. MINING ENTERPRISE.—The Great Western Railway Co. are about to commence operations for the further development of the South Wales coal field. A contract has just been arranged for the sinking of two large shafts on their property near M-iesteg. The work has been secured by Mr. William Kenrick, of Westminster and Dowlais, who will use for the sink- ing, power-drills and air-compressing machinery. COLLIERS' CLAIMS.—A meeting of delegates from the South Wales and Monmouthshire colliers was held at Aberdare on Monday. It was resolved to countenance resistance on the part of the Risca colliers, who, having accepted a 5 per cent. reduction, are threatened with another reduction of about 20 per cent. and to send another deputation to the manager of the Blaina and Nantyglo Collieries, to endeavour to come to a settlement respecting the disputed 5 per cent. before extreme steps are taken on the part of the men. ANNIVERSARY SERMONS.—On Sunday sermons were preached at the Mill-street Congregational chapel, Newport, by the Rev. T. LI. Jones, of Pontypool, morning and evening, and by the Rev. W. Shillito, Newport, in the afternoon. On Thursday at the same place, a tea meeting, followed by a public gathering, was held, and addresses of an interesting and im- pressive character were delivered by ministers and others. PRAYER KOR SUNDAY SCHOOLS -A.mong many I y Christian congregations Sunday and Monday last were set apart as days for special prayer and special effort in behalf of Sunday Schools. In Newport most of the Nonconformist congregations fell in with the move- ment. [n the Wesleyan chapels sermons were preached on Sunday, having special reference to the claims of the young upon the sympathy and attention of Chris tfans and after the close of the ordinary religious services on Sunday evening, aggregate meetings of friends and supporters of Sunday Schools were held in theassembly-rooms of the Young Men's Christian Asso. ciation, Commercial-street. Mr. W. B. Graham, Pre-' sident of the Local Sunday School Union, conducted the larger meeting, and an address was delivered by the Rev. T. LI. Jones, of Pontypool. In the smaller room Mr. W. Graham conducted the proceedings. The services were characterised by great unanimity and earnestnass of spirit. On Monday evening a meeting, preceded by a social tea-party, was held in the Wes- levan chapel, Commercial-street, the Rev. C. H. Bishop in the chair. The gathering comprised the teachers aud other officers of the Wesleyan Sunday schools of Commercial-street, Commercial-road, and Maindee. Papers on various departments of Sunday School work were read by Mr. J. C. Sanders, Mr. W. A. Smith, and Mr. H. Taylor. These were followed by brief ad- dresses from others, and many useful and practical suggestions were thrown out for increasing the effi- ciency of Sunday School instruction, by more syste- matic methods of teaching, and a more careful study of the dispositions and needs of the scholars. Prayers were offered, and hymns were sung at intervals during the evening, and the proceedings throughout were calcu- lated to encourage and stimulate teachers in their re- sponsible work. POLO.-At Rood Ashton, a few days ago, a match was played between the Monmouthshire and Rood Ashton Polo Clubs, and resulted in the defeat of the latter team. Monmouthshire was represented by Capt. F. Herbert, Sir Charles Wolseley, Mr. J. Mellor, Mr. E. Curre, and Mr. C. Gaisford Lord. The Rood Ashton team consisted of Mr. Long, Captain Helme, Mr. A. C. Miles, Mr. F. Gore, and Mr. R. C. C. Long. LIQUIDATIONS.—Jenkin Thomas, of Penuel- street, Twynyrodyn, Merthyr Tydfil, late contractor, now collier; James Hall, Troedyrhiw, in Merthyr Tydfil, innkeeper; E. Anthony, Cilrhedyii, Carmar- thenshire, widow, grocer, draper, and licensed victualler. COLLIERS' N OTlCES.- The Dowlais Company' miners employed at the EdgehiU mines, in the Forest of Dean, have received a month's notice to terminate all contracts, which step, it is understood, will involve a reduction of wages. Notices have also been issued at the Cwmpennar Collieries, Mountain Ash, of the termination of all contracts at the end of the month, and it is said that similar notices have been posted at all the Powell Duffryn Collieries in the Aberdare Valley. A company of Esquimaux, with bears, dogs, I sledges, and all the paraphernalia of Arctic travel, will appear at the Alexandra Palace during the ensuing month. Mi. Swinburne's forthcoming volume will con- tain a selection from his translations of Villon 9 poems. It also comprises some of Mr. Swin- burne's Latin verses. An article entitled" M. Thiers, a Sketch from Life, by an English Pencil," will form the piece de resistance in Macmillan for November. The writer is Mrs. Crawford, of Paris. Mendelssohn's "St. Paul" will be the opening oratorio in Exeter Hall on the 23rd of November, at the concert of the Sacred Harmonic Society, Sir Michael Costa conductor. Sir Benson Maxwell, late Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements, is writing a pamphlet on recent events of considerable interest and com- plexity in the Malay Peninsula. Mr. George Routledge, of Sandysike, Cumber- land, the well-known publisher, has just been placed on the Commission of the Peace for that county, of which he is a native.
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NEWPORT MUNICIPAL ELECTION. During the week the various candidates for seats at the Council have been busy in preparing for the polling day. On Friday evening a meeting of the supporters of Mr. J. R. Richards was held at the club- room of the Royal George Inn, Portland-street. Mr. Richards delivered a lengthy address, deprecating cer- tain personalities of which he complained, and insist- ing strongly upon greater economy in dealing with the Corporation funds. A vote of confidence in Mr. Richards was passed. On Saturday Mr. Samuel Goss met his friends and supporters at the County Court Room, Victoria-hall. Mr. A. J. David, who presided, addressed the meeting at some length, sharply criticising the policy in the Council and the electioneering speeches of Messrs. Graham and Jacob. Mr. Goss, in a sententious address, in which he disavowed any claim to eloquent speech, referred to several matters which have formed the staple of recent discussion, made some stinging allusions to Messrs Jacob and Graham, and expressed the hope that he should find himself at the top of the poll on Thursday. On Monday evening the friends of Mr. J. R. Richards assembled at the sale-room at the foot of Hill-street, when the chair was occupied by Mr. T. Richards. After a few introductory remarks from the Chairman, Mr. Richards delivered an address, econ- omy again being the prominent theme. Several rate- payers afterwards spoke, and a vote of confidence was passed. THE ELECTION. The election took place on Thursday (yesterday) the polling being conducted at the following places — j Central Ward.Division 7 at the Girls'and Infanta' School, in Church-street, Pillgwenlly Division 8 at the Artillery Drill Hall, in East Market-street; Divi- sion 9 at the 7th Mon. Drill Hall, in Caroline-street; Division 10 at the Town Hall, Commercial-street. North Ward.—Division 1 at the Victoria Hall, Bridge-street Division 2 at the Mission Room, Wa- ters'-lane; Division 3 at Mr. Stickler's house, 1, St. Julian-street; Division 4 at the Tradesman's Hall, Hill-street. East Ward.—Division II and 12 at the office in the Castle-yard, Newport Bridge. The polling opened at each of these places at 9 a.m., and closed at 4 p.m. Everything passed off quietly durino the day, but towards the close of the poll, and from that time until its declaration, there was some excitement in the streets, and this was more plainly I indicated by the crowd that had gathered around the entrance to the Town Hall. The names and number of votes were as follows :— NORTH WARD. Goss, 589; Jacob, 479 Graham, 427; Richards, 37. Messrs. Goss and Jacob were therefore declared elected. It should be here stated that Mr. R. H. Richards had retired, but that his friends, much against his will, polled 37 votes for him. CENTRAL WARD. Richards, 624; West, 608 Parnall, 430; Holmes, 20. Messrs. Richards and West were therefore the successful candidates. EAST WARD. Griffiths, 152; Oliver, 117 Fothergill, III Messrs. Griffiths and Oliver being elected. There was vociferous cheering as each candidate's uame was announced from the Town Hall steps. SOUTH WARD. For the South Ward, Messrs. Wyndham Jones and Joseph Rogers were returned unopposed. After the results of the poll had been announced, Mr Oliver said he came to the front to thank them very sincerely for the honour they had conferred upon I him. He had come forward as an independent repre- sentative, and as such ho had been returned. He was very proud of it. (Cheers.) Mr J. R. Richards, in the course of a few brief re- marks, said he wished to thank the electors for the high position in which they had placed him that day—at the head of the poll. He was proud of it, and he would endeavour to represent them faithfully. (Applause.) Mr West said they had from the first moment he entered upon the contest, promised to support him, and they had faithfully performed their promises. They had an important duty to discharge. They could not go on without going in for some expenditure, but they need not act extravagantly; Jail that was necessary could be done by patience and good judgment. He hoped to be able to exercise those qualities, and if he did not work them out, let them not have anything to do with him again but if be did make a blunder or two he hoped they would not be too hard upon him. (Mr West's remarks were frequently applauded.) Mr Goss said, I am very pleased to know that you have been honest to your purpose in placing me at the head of the poll with a large majority. It is the proudest moment of my life I thank you one and all. If I have promised little, I may do rather more than I have promised. I beg to thank you one and all for the honour you have done me. (Cheers.) Mr Jacob said: "Fellow-electors, I feel very much pleased at the honourable position in which you have placed me." (Loud cheering.) He then said that his past services had not been unfruitful, as was proved by the present election. He would try to continue to represent them faithfully, as he had done in the past. Everything passed off quietly, and the crowd soon afterwards dispersed.
CARDIFF. The only contest in connection with the Cardiff Municipal elections for the ensuing year was that which took place in the West Ward, in which there are 1,382 registered municipal voters of that number 954 were polled on Thursday, and, according to the official return the results were as follows :—Vaehel (elected), 599 Sloper (elected), 576; Raper, 302.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. TREDEGAR HOUNDS WILL MEET ON Monday Nov. 5 Llanrumney Hall. Thursday Nov. 8th Groes Llan-fro. At a quarter to eleven o'clock. LLANGIBBY & CHEPSTOW HOUNDS WILI. MEET ON Monday Nov. 5 Black Rock, Portskewett. Thursday Nov. 8 Trevella. Saturday Nov. 10 Llauwair. Each day at half-past ten o'clock.
VOLUNTEER APPOINTMENTS. THIRD MON. RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. Week ending November 10th, 1877. MONDAY.—Band practice, 7.3J p.m. TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY—Squad Drill. THURSDAY.—Annual competition, commencing with hot. tallion prize at 8.30 a.m. FRIDAY.—Adjutant's drill in uniform, 7.30 p,m. SATURDAY.—Nil. MEM: The services of the Armourer H. Harris have been dispensed with. SEVENTH MON. RIFLE VOLUNTEERS. Week ending November 10th, 1877. TUESDAY.—Company drill at 7.30 p.m. THURSDAY.—Squad drill at 7.30 p.m. FRIDAY.—Company drill at 7.30 p.m. Band practice as usual. MEMO.—Members are requested to return their rifle. (all complete) to the Armoury as soon as possible. FOOTBALL FIXTURES, 1877.8. Thursday, Nov. Ist—Pontypool v. Newport—Newport. Saturday, Nov. lOth—Swausea f. Newport—Newport. Thursday, Nov. 15th—M. G. School v. Newport—Mon- mouth. Saturday, Nov. 17th-Roath v. Newport—Cardiff. Thursday, Nov. 22nd—Rockleze v. Newport—Bristol. Saturday, Dec. 1st—Cardiff v. Newport—Cardiff. Saturday, Dec. 15th—M. G. School v. Newport-Newport Wednesday, Dec. 26th—Town v. Suburbs-Newport. Saturday, Dec. 29th-Rockleze v. Newoort—Newport. Saturday, Jan. 5th—10th R.G.V. v. Newport—Cardiff. Saturday, Jan. 12th—South Wales v. Clifton—Newport. Saturday, Jan. l)th-Car(liff v. Newport—Newport. Thursday, Jan. 24th—Swansea v. Newport—Swansea. Thursday, Feb. 14th-Pontypool v. Newport 15—Ponty- pool. Thursday, Feb. 21st—Pontypool v. Newport-Pontypool.
¡ MONMONTHSKIRE CASE) TUICD AT I GLOUCESTER. I The Winter Assizes have been held at Gloucester this week, before Mr Bulwer, Q.C., Commissioner. The following cases from this County were in the calendar :— FRAUDULENT DEBTOR. Peter ffealey, a draper, pleaded guilty of defrauding his creditors, at Abergavenny, his affairs being in liquidation. Mr Griffiths pleaded for leniency, prisoner having been two months in gaol, and having hitherto borne a good character, and being ill at the time of the occurrence. He was sentenced to three months' im. prisonment. THE FATAL STABBING CASE AT NEWPORT. Henry Elliott, a young seaman, was charged with the manslaughter of Mary Healey, at Newport, on August 11th. Mr Cleave prosecuted, and the prisoner was defended by Mr Smythies. Catherine Healey deposed that on the night of j Saturday, August lltb, she accompanied deceased to a shop in Newport to get some faggots. On the way they met prisoner, whom they knew, and he accom- panied them. They could not get the faggots, and went to another shop. Previously prisoner caught hold of them, and they ran away. He also ran and got first to the shop of Mr Guy, and they followed him in. There was a knife on the counter, and prisoner took it up, and, saying, "Now for murder, struck deceased on the left side with the knife. She exclaimed, Ob, Kate, I am stabbed," and they left the shop, prisoner following. WitnesB asked him why he struck deceased, and he said he did not mean to it. Deceased at first thought she had only been scratched, but, finding blood flowing from the wound, said she would fetch a policeman, intend- ing, as witness believed, to frighten the prisoner, who ran off. Witness took the deceased home, and saw the wound, and on the following afternoon Mr. Cooke, a surgeon was called in, but she died on the Tuesday. Witness had since married the brother of the decea-ed. Io cross-examination she said prisoner did not flourish the knife about. He struck directly at deceased, but witness could not see where the blow fell After the stabbing they stood in Temple-street for nearly a quarter of an hour. Deceased did not go the police, or make any charge against the prisoner, and several times before her death she told witness that she did not believe prisoner meant to stab her. Daniel Guy, pork-butcher, having given evidence confirmatory of the foregoing. Inspector Wilcox stated that he went to deceased on Saturday, August 12, and found her in a bad state. He searched for prisoner, but could not find him; After the death of deceased he found prisoner in cus- tody, and charged him. He replied, I did it, but I didn't intend to hurt her." (The knife, which was sharp-pointed and well worn, was prod u ced.) -Cross- examined Deceased's clothes had only one cut through them, where the wound was made. He could not get deceased to say how she had been stabbed. Mr. Cooke, surgeon, said inflammation of the perito- neum supervened on the wounding. He made a post mortem examination, and found that mortification had set in. Death was caused by the wound, which had produced peritonitis. The knife must have penetrated about three inches. Mr. Smythies contended that this was a case of homicide by misadventure. Mr. Pratt, surgeon, said he saw the deceased on the Sunday he probed the wound, and found it did not completely penetrate the wall of the abdomen, and did not enter the intestine. If the knife had been driven in three or four inches the woman must have fallen. Mr. Brizzle, another surgeon, gave evidence, and the medical testimony occupied a considerable time. The jury found a verdict of guilty, and the Com. missioner, having remarked that he had been guilty of culpable negligence with a dangerous weapon, sen- tenced prisoner to three months' hard labour. SAILOR'S ROW AT NEWPORT. Peter Johnson, second mate of the American ship Empire, was indicted for wounding Michael Donovan by tiring a pistol, at Newport, on September 7. The grand jury had ignored a similar bill against Lloyd Granville Samson, the first mate of the same ship. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and the Commissioner gave prisoner some good advice as to the use of iirearms. CONCEALMENT OF BIRTH. Elizabeth II ill Roper was charged with concealing the birth of her child at St. Briavele, on October 2.— The facts of the case were lately published. Prisoner, who was in the service of a farmer, placed the child in her box. Mr Gough cantended th :t this was no secret dispo- sition of the body, and the prisoner was acquitted.
MAC HEN. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—OD Wednesday evening a thanksgiving service took place at St. John's Church, Upper Maehen. Prayers were said by the Rector, the Rev. J. C. S. Darby, and the lessons by the Rev. E. Johns, vicar of Bedwellty. An eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev. C. J. Thompson, St. John's, Cardiff, which was listened to with marked attention. The chair, under the leadership of Mr John Williams, effectively rendered the musical part of the service. The Church was beautifully decorated by Mrs Darby, the Rectory, Miss Martin, Schoolmistress, and Mrs Benfield. The chnrch was crowded.
I SWANSEA. The Stipendiary Magistrate of Swansea has decided that gin 46 below proof cannot legally be sold. A quantity of gin purchased of Benjamin Jones, a li- censed victualler, was analysed, and found to be 46 below proof, whereas the evidence of an expert showed that the strength of gin as sent out from the distillery ranged from 17 to 22 below proof. The magistrate held that some standard of strength must be adopted, and the natural standard was that strength at which the liquid was sold by the distillers. He further held that a licensed victualler had DO right to adulterate liquors on his own premises. When a man asked for gin, brandy, or burton ale, he expected to receive it as it was distilled or brewed, and not containing just as much water as the publican thought proper to in- troduce into it.
A rumour is abroad that one of the chief officials of the British Museum will retire shortly, and if the reports regarding his probable successor are true, the change will lead to some- thing like a revolution in the Museum. — Athenceum. We hear that Sir Joseph Hooker has returned in excellent health from his three months' travel in the United States, where his reception by the leading scientific men in all parts the country left nothing to be desired. Of course the results will appear in the publications of some scientific society with, as may be expected, further contri- butions to our knowledge of the nhvsiology of plants. Sir J.Hooker is, V,-P Ulieve/of opinion that the key to the botany of the United States is to be found in Colorado.-A; h na-um. The papers in the Daily Neics, entitled "Round about France, as well as those on French social topics which frequently appear in the Pall Mall Jl1" f| uJe from the pen of Mr. Grenville Murray, autnor of several well-known fictions, and the originator of what are known as society lournaIs. A new novel, entitled" Strangers Yet," by Miss Sarah Doudney, author of "Nothing but Leaves," will shortly be commenced in the Pictorial World. All the scenes in Mr. Edward Jenkins' Christ- Was storv will be laid on the Atlantic, and will be included in a single voyage from Ireland to Quebec. The Rights of Animals: a New Essay in Ethics," is the title of a forthcoming work by Mr. Edward B. Nicholson, lihiarian of theJLondon Institution. SUBSTITUTE FOR MILK.—The Editor of the Medico, Mirror has called the notice of the medical profession to Cadbury's Cocoa Essence, which he calls, Cadbury's Con- centrated Vegetable Milk, and remarks The excess of fatty matter has been carefully eliminated, and thus a compound remains which conveys in a minimum bulk a maximum amount of nutriment. We strongly recommend it as a diet for childien." WATERS' QUININE WINE for Sixteen Years has been u uversaily admitted to be the best Touic known, and a useful and agreeable accompanimeBt to Cod Liver Oil We can bear personal testimony to its value as a. tonic." u Standard Agents for Cardiff and Newport: J. and C. ^ankey, Grocers, &c., Working-street.—Risca: E. Edwards, Grocer, &c. Wholesale Waters & Son, 34. Eastcbeap, London; and Lewis & Co., Worcescer.