CARDIFF A MILITARY DEPOT. Mr. CARDWELL'S scheme for the localisation of the 4rr,ay, apart from its strong recommendations on general founds, will, upon local considerations, commend itself to the people of Cardiff especially. We have reason to believe that this town is to be made a regimental ePot, and as soon as the new arrangements come lnto force, the 41st Welsh Fusiliers, linked with the 94th regiment will be stationed here. The same regula- tions provide for the continuance of a depot at Brecon, .^hich will be the head quarters of the 36th (Hereford), lQked with the 43rd (Monmouth). Whenever the 41st drives in Cardiff, it will receive a hearty welcome, spired by the gallant achievements associated with its name, and strengthened alike by the enlivening in- ence a military presence always exercises, and the °Pe which that presence will justify of an enlargement and improvement of the present small, dingy, and in- convenient barracks.
T THE TICHBORNE CASE. Dowager Lady Doughty yesterday stated she •^membered the tattoo marks and an issue which j °8er had on his arm, which caused a scar about as rge as a shilling. Roger certainly was not at Tich- °rne after July 1852. Claimant never ventured to see Nvltlle-gs and at the Law Institution even after a paper at b ^asse<^ to him by Mr. Baigent he only looked hard j,, er* Roger never had a stormy interview with Sir Ward respecting his attachment to his daughter Kate.
S SWANSEA. -^ltEAK-—On Saturday a young heifer was (lll •= driven to the market in company with some others, terinl ^n's companions, and dashed off, en- alar,° a house in Cross-street unexpectedly. Much ever a5?^ consternation ensued at first. The heifer how- of u, matters rather coolly and laid down in a passage ^aekl l180' ^ter some time the little herd was brought don? sP°t, and the delinquent considering he had cnrvi,. enough mischief skedaddled, and joined his own mpany again. neze pNCH0LY DEATH.—It is reported that Mr. Ebe- of jyj bryant, a commercial traveller of the eminent firm suiei(f^. Leaf and Sons, drapers, London, committed tlema 0n Sunday bust, at Swindon. The deceased gen- chainnwas about thirty years of age. His watch and addrf>«We?e ^ou.nfion him, and a number of letters, one had b S mother, and others to his friends. He at th eÜ makmg his usual Welsh tour, and was staying week e Yr f Hotel, Swansea, as recently as Sunday we cial «pv,fi 1S is much deplored among the commer- tivelv r fen of the district, although he was compara- TB(J., on South Wales ground. here hav S?IXING DAY -A large number of tradesmen a holiday intimated their intention to observe the day as y, and one or two Church services are announced.
^eU^n^u,' and 17 respectively—one at Clerken- a curio other at Thames police station—were, by mothers'8 c,0lnc*dence, charged with assaulting their ^as rovJ a1 „a*so attempting to commit suicide. Each C7^def V the magistrate. ^ecembe f +S Hamilton, adjudicated a bankrupt in aPpear arr V • w^° kftS pertinaciously refused to to k m ,ai*ed answer to his name, and was bo- rdered tho England. Mr. Registrar Spring-Rice entered Us memorandum of non-appearance to be
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. It [REUTER'S AND PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.] FRANCE. PARIS, Monday.—The National subscription amounts to 23,000,000 francs. THE COUNT DE CHAMBORD. LILLE, Monday.—The deputation from this town to the Count De Chambord was received, on its return from Antwerp, with shouts of Vive la Republic." GERMANY. THANSGIVING SERVICES AT BERLIN. BERLIN, Monday Evening.—Thanksgiving services will be held in the English Chapel, to-morrow, for the Prince of Wales's recovery. BELGIUM. ANTWERP, Monday.—The Count de Chambord will leave shortly, publishing no manifesto. BRUSSELS, Monday.—Several affrays occurred yester- day between the clerical and Liberal partisans. Several persons were wounded. ANTWERP, Monday Afternoon.—The Internationale has posted an address repudiating all participatioa in the demonstrations, THE CRISIS IN SPAIN. MADRID, February 24.-The Radicals have agreed to coalesce with the Opposition members of every party, in order to defeat the Government candidates at the next election. The newspaper controversy going on is bitter in the extreme. AMERICA. THE AMERICANS CLAIM TEN MILLIONS STERLING. NEW YORK, Monday.—The Washington correspondent of the Herald states that Government has authorized saveral banking houses to communicate to the British Government an informal offer to accept ten million sterling, as settlement of all Alabama claims. ANSWER OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. The correspondent of the Daily News is enabled to state en high authority that the reply of the United States Government to the English note will, although it does not retract any part of the claims, be of a re- assuring character. The Administration believes that the difficulties which have arisen in reference to the Treaty will be removed when the Case is properly explained.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE. The Queen with Princess Beatrice and Prince Leopold came up to Buckingham Palace from Windsor yester- day. Prince Arthur arrived from Dover. THE PRINCE OF WALES. We are happy to be able to state, on good authority, that his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales continues to improve, and will take part in the procession to- day if the weather should not prove too unfavourable. ARRIVAL OF THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES IN LONDON. The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at Marl- borough House yesterday afternoon. The Prince ap- pears to have recovered wonderfully, and there is every reason to believe that he will take part in the proces- sion. VISIT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES TO YARMOUTH. The Prince of Wales has informed Lord Suffield that in consequence of his going abroad, his visit to Yar- mouth will be curtailed to two or three days. LOSS OF THE BRITISH PRINCE. The Board of Trade enquiry at Liverpool into the loss of the British Prince on the 3rd inst., terminated yesterday by the return to the captain of his certificate. INTIMIDATING WORKMEN, At Birmingham, yesterday, two flax dressers were sentenced to a month's imprisonment, for intimidating two workmen. THE CHICAGO FIRE. At a meeting of the Liverpool, London, and Globe Insurance Company, yesterday, at Liverpool, it was announced that no additional dividend would be paid for the past year, owing to losses through the Chicago fire.
e HOUSE OF LORDS.-MONDAY. Their Lordships met at 5 o'clock. TO-DAY'S CEREMONY. Lord SIDNEY (Lord Chamberlain) announced that a steamboat would be at the House stairs at ten o'clock to- morrow morning, for the purpose of conveying their lord- ships to St. Paul's Cathedral. It would leave at half- past ten. RAILWAY AMALGAMATION. Earl COWPER moved that Marquis of Ripon, the Mar- quis of Salisbury, the Earl of Derby, Earl Cowper, Lord Kedesdale, and Lord Belper should constitute the com- mittee to act jointly with the committee nominated by the House of Commons, to inquire into the subject of railway companies amalgamation. Lord HOUHGTON expressed a hope that the case against amalgamation would be first gone into by the committee, so that the companies who were to some extent incrimi- nated, might know what it was they had to answer. In reply to a question from Lord REDESDALE, Earl COWPER said it was intended that the committee should go into the question of railway amalgamation generally, and should not confine their inquiry to special cases. After some observations from the Earl of AIRLIE, Earl BEAUCHAMP, and Lord WHARNCLIFFE, The Marquis of CLANRICARDE complained that there was no representative from Ireland upon the committee except Mr. Chichester Fortescue, who represented the Board of Trade rather than Ireland. The Duke of RICHMOND suggested that the words spe- cial reference to the Bills now before Parliament" should be omitted from the order of reference. Earl GRANVILLE said the appointment of a joint com- mittee would have been irregular if the words had not been introduced. Earl GREY was not unfavourable to the principle of amalgamation, because he believed that by a more perfect co-operation among railways, a great saving to the share- holders might be effected. But at the same time if these amalgamations were to proceed without stringent regula- tions they could not disguise from themselves that they would be creating very powerful bodies, armed with im- mense powers of monopoly, which they might exercise to the detriment of the public. What was wanted was some definite security on behalf of the public, that the powers so created should be placed under proper control The motion was then agreed to. The House adjourned at 5.45 until Thursday.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.-MoNDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Mr. MUNDELLA gave notice that on Thursday he should ask whether the Government, seeing that the Cor- rupt Practices Bill only referred to parliamentary elec- tions, would provide for its being extended to the munici- pal elections. THE ABMY ESTIMATES. Sir W. LAWSON gave notice that on going into Com- rojt'tes on the Army Estimates he should move the following resolution: That in the opinion of this House the time has now arrived for a material reduction in the land forces of the country." GOVERNMENT AND DENOMINATIONAL EDUCATION. Mr. W. E. FORSTER gave notice that an Mr. Dixon's resolution with respect to the Denominational Education, he should move the following amendment, That in the opinion of this House the time that has elapsed since the passing of the Education Act, and the progress made in the arrangements for carrying out that Act, have not been sufficient to enable the House to enter upon a re- vision of its provisions" (Opposition cheers). THE NAVY REORGANISATION. Mr. CORRY gave notice that on going into Committee on the Navy Estimates he should move the following resolution: That in the opinion of this House the re- organisation of the Navy, as settled by the Order in Council, of January, 1869, has tended to the disadvantage of the Naval Service, and requires to be reconsidered by Her Majesty's Government." THE DEFENCE OF THE FIRTH OF FORTH. In reply to Mr. MACFIE, Mr. CARD WELL said that the works for the defence of Leith and the Firth of Forth had not been commenced because, other demands being so pressing and heavy, the Government had not yet thought it right to apply to Parliament for an appropriation for the object. PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENTS ON ASH WEDNESDAY. In reply to Mr. MELLY, LVJ-R- JJIWCE said he was perfectly aware of the conflict- ing arrangements made by the Lord Chamberlain and the magistrates of Surrey and Middlesex, with respect to the opening of the theatres and music-halls of the Metro polis on Ash-Wednesday. It was an illustration of the inconvenience which arose from the present licsnsing sys- tem. The Bill which he hoped to bring in during the present session would deal with the whole question of licenses, and it would then be possible to consider what should be done with respect to Ash-Wednesday. RETIRING ALLOWANCE OF POLICE. In reply to Mr. CLARE READ, Mr. BRUCE said that considering the heavy and pressing business already before the House, it was not possible for him to give any assurance with regard to introducing a Bill for regulating the retiring allowances of the county and borough police. It was, however, a most important question, and he should be glad to find an opportunity of dealing with it this year THE DERRY DISTURBANCES. In reply to Mr. W. JOHNSON, The Marquis of HARTINGTON said that there was no objection to lay on the table the information issued by the Irish Government relative to the Derry procession of the 12th of August, 1871, together with the informations and other documents, but he could not produce the correspon- dence between the Government and Captain Keogh, which was of a confidential charactei. LANDOWNERS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM. In reply to Mr. PIM, Mr. BRUCE was understood to say that he was consider- ing the means of furnishing the nominal list of land- owners in Scotland and Ireland, as well as England. THE INTERNATIONAL. In reply to Mr. B COCHRANE, Mu. GLADSTONE said that any communications between her Majesty's Government and foreign Governments. with respect to the International Society, were of a confi- dential character, and it would not be in his power to lay them on the table, more especially as they related to questions in which foreign Governments were much more interested than of this country. In one case, however, a suggestion had been made to a foreign government with a view to legislation, and, unless restrained by that Govern- ment, he saw no objection to produce this proposal, and the answer to it. THE IRISH RAILWAYS. In reply to Mr. STACKPOLE, Mr. C. FORTESCUE said that Capt. Tyler on his recent visit to Ireland had no interviews with any Railway Boards in Ireland, and there were no reports of such in- terviews at the Board of Trade. Capt. Tyler had conver- sations on the subject of Irish Railways with several gentlemen interested in Irish Railways, and of course made known their results at the Board of Trade but there were no authentic documents and no reports on the matter. THE HONORARY COLONELCIES. In reply to Mr. TREVELYAN, MR. CARDWELL said he was net yet in a position to deal with the question of honorary colonelcies. EX-GOVERNOR EYRE. In reply to A*. JOHNSTONE, Mr. GLADSTONE said that Colonel Eyre, the ex-governor of Jamaica, was not entitled to the pension under the Colonial Governors' Act, and following the statement made by his noble friend on the 26th July, 1871, it was not the intention of the Government to recommend him for any special appointment (hear, hear, from below the gangway). BREACH OF PRIVILEGE. Mr. G. P. BENTINCK called attention to a statement in the Morning Advertiser, which he said was a breach of privilege, inasmuch as it involved grave charges against the late Speaker. The hon. member read the paragraph, which stated that by the direction of Mr. Gladstone and his staunch henchman Mr. Glyn, lists were made of the members who were to speak for the Government, and in a corresponding list, obtained from the Opposition whip, of those who were going to speak on the other side. These lists were given to the Speaker, with instructions that no member was to speak whose name was not upon those lists, and if any other member had possession of the House, that member being the next on the list, and when the lists were exhausted, that the independent members might have no chance of speaking, Mr. Gladstone rose upon his legs and insisted upon a division (cheers and laughter). The SPEAKER: The matter is not one which affects the privileges of this House, but it raises a point of order upon which I shall be glad to satisfy the hon. member according to the rules and usages of the House. The member who first catches the Speaker's eye, will always be entitled to speak. For my own part I have never heard of these so-called Speaker's lists, and I shall endeavour upon all occasions to call upon hon. members to speak according to their respective claims, in a spirit of strict and perfect impartiality, and with the view of eliciting the opinions which prevail in the House with regard to the subject before it. Mr. GLADSTONE was understood to say that he had not the slightest cognizance of the practices referred to. Mr. GLYN denied the existence of such a system as had been referred to by the hon. gentleman opposite, or that any attempt had ever been made by him to gag debates. In that House he had, however, on certain occasions endeavoured to ascertain the names of those who desired to speak on that side of the House, and handed it to the Speaker. Mr. NOEL gave a similar explanation of his own action in this matter. Mr. GLADSTONE remarked that the result shown by the regular debates of the House, did not show that the independent members of both sides of the House were those who were most stinted in the opportunities afforded them of addressing the House. He regretted that the ,e question raised by the hon. gentleman had not been brought forward when Lord Ossington was still in the House, and could give his own answer to it. Mr. DISRAELI said the late speaker had often done him the honour to consult him as to the best mode of ensuring that every section of the House should be represented in an important debate, and he himself had never interfered in the conduct of any debate, except in unison with the views of the Speaker. The subject then dropped. MISCELLANEOUS. A motion by Mr. GLADSTONE, that the House at its rising be adjoujttied till Wednesday, was agreed to. The CHA-SCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER then proposed the first of a series of resolutions relating to the business of the House. It was that strangers shall not be directed to withdraw during any debate, except upon a question put and agreed to without amendment or debate. Mr. G. BENTINCK moved an amendment, delaring that as the resolution differed from the report of the committee of last year, and was therefore new to the House, further time ought to be given for its consideration. A discussion ensued in which the following members took part:-Mr. Newdegate, Mr. Bouverie, Mr. Crau- furd, Mr. Henley. Sir G. Grey, Mr. Osborne, Mr. Glad- stone, CoL Wilson Patten. &c The amendment was withdrawn and another was moved by Mr. BOUVERIE, setting forth that when notice should be taken of the presence of strangers, the Speaker should take the pleasure of the House whether they should be ordered to withdraw. This amendment was discussed for some time and eventually withdrawn, together with the original motion. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER moved the second resolution, providing that whenever notice has been given that the estimates will be moved in the Committee of Supply, and the Committee stands as a first order of the day, on anyjday except Thursday aud Friday, on which days Government orders have precedence. The Speaker shall, when the order for the Committee has been read, leave the chair without putting the question, and the House shall resolve itself into such committee. He explained that the object of the resolution was merely to facilitate the progress of the public business, which was at present greatly retarded. [LEFT SITTING.]
CARDIFF. CAUTION.—Householders will do well to be careful of their property, for a few members of the predatory fraternity have taken up a temporary residence in this town, and, no doubt, will look anxiously for unsecured doors and windows during the absence from the house of the family during Divine service to-day. Two rob- beries were reported on Sunday, one at the Terminus Hotel, St. Mary-street, and another at Mr. Jones, tobac- conist, 85 Bute-street, and in each case valuable propeit/- was taken away. INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS.—A mee:iag of the members and friends of this order, in connection with the institution of a grand lodge for Wales, was held at the Congregational Church, Temperance Town, last night. The audienca was large and respectable, and was presided over by Mr..John Cory Addresses in support of the object of the meeting, and explanatory of the purpos s of the forder, were delivered by the Rev. Thomas Hind, Mr. Samuel Bowley, and Mr. Huwe. A collection was made at the close of the meeting to defray some of the expenses, which, it was be lieved, would amount, to iOO or £ 60. 1HANKSGIVING DAY AT CARDIFF.—To-day, though there will be little of the mingled solemnity and festivity of the State Ceremony in the Metropolis, the occasion will not pass in Cardiff without a few of the special religious observances and public signs of thanskiving. The suspension of business will not be general throughout the town but many of the tradesmen and most of the leading merchants and brokers will close their shops and offices for the whole or part of the day. and the Banks will close at 12 o'clock. A thanksgiving service will take place at Llandaff Cathedral when a special anthem will be sung. At the Church of St, John the Baptist, Cardiff, there will also be a thanks- giving service in the morning and evening. At the former a special anthem, composed by Mr. Atkins, the organist, is to be given, and after the benediction the choir of the church, largely augmented by members of the Cardiff Philharmonic Society, will sing Brinley Richards' Welsh National Anthem, "God Bless the Prince of Wales." At St. John's church, Canton, at night, and the Presby- terian church, Cardiff, in the morning, and at other churches and chapels during the day similar services will be held. The Volunteer corps of the town were expected to take some public part in the proceedings of the day; but, so far as we know, the only corps which will in any way identify itself with the occasion is the 10th Glamorgan, which will march to St. John's Church to service. The places of amusement in the town offer extra attractions; but the panorama of Ireland is the only public entertainment which announces any novelty appropriate to the day. SAVAGE ASSAULT UPON A SEAMAN.—At the police court yesterday, before Mr. R. O. Jones, and Alderman Pride, Henry Barry, cook on board the brigantine Perella, of Cork, was charged with violentlv assaulting with a ham- mer, and breaking three of the ribs of Leonard Thompson, one of the crew. The prosecutor was so seriously injured as to be unable to attend the court, and he now lies in a very grave state in the Hamadryad Hospital Ship. It ap- peared that the two men had quarelled on Saturday night on board the brigantine, which lay in Penarth Roads. Barry, excited into fury by illusage he received, caught hold of a large sledge hammer- a-long handled, heavy-headed weapon-and swinging it round struck Thompson with it full in the body. The injured man was taken to the hospital, where it was found that three of his ribs were broken, and serious internal injuries inflicted, which at first seemed likely to terminate fatally. Barry was arrested by P.S. Wines. When chaiged with the offence, he admitted having struck Thompson with the hammer, but stated that Thompson had provoked him by entering his galley, and in consequence of a quarrel, seizing him by the throat. These facts having been stated to the magistrates, the police authorities applied for a remand, which was granted. SEAMEN'S OFFENCES.—William Watson was charged with refusing to do duty on board the barque Caraibu, of Liverpool, after signing articles. The defendant said that disputes had arisen between himself and his captain with regard to letters directed by him which he thought the captain had detained. He offered to return on board if the captain would give him half-pay during the time he was away. The captain refused. The defendant was sent to prison for four weeks with hard labour. John Han sen was charged on remand with attempting to persuade Eric V. Andersen, a seaman of the Russian ship Venus, to desert. No further evidence was adduced, and the defendant was discharged. DISTURBING A SUNDAY SCHOOL—Bartholomew Welsh, Thomas Collins, and David Collins, three boys, were charged with behaving indecently in a place of religious worship, called the Town Mission-room. The lads are Roman Catholics, and the Mission-room is in connection with Protestant churches, and is conducted as a Sunday school. The three lads charged entered en Sunday week, clearly with the intention of disturbing the proceedings. They sang, shouted, and spoke loudly one to the other during the service, and so misconducted themselves that the school could not continue until they were ejected. Welsh was fined 10s. and costs, and the two other lads were each fined 5s. and costs, and a lecture was delivered to them upon the impropriety and wickedness of their conduct. AN AMAZONIAN CONTEST.—Mrs. Jane Venzi, who lives in or near ames-street, aggrieved at the conduct of Mrs. Steffano, to whom she lived too closely for her comfort and the general peace, said something to her which could not have been very soothing, for Mrs. Steffano's reply was a blow, which she followed by a slap, and then pulled Mrs. Venzi's hair, knocked her down and jumped upon her. Mrs. Venzi, on her part, was not idle. She used her hands to such effect upon her antagonist that, accord- ing to the evidence of P.C. Groves, who was called as a witness, Mrs Steffano was covered with blood. For- tunately the interference of a third person preserved these ladies in comparitive completeness had they been left to themselves they would probably have rivalled the Kil- kenny cats, and very little of either would have remained to continue the struggle in the police court. The issue of the affray was a cross-summons, each charging the other with assault, Mrs. Venzi being represented by Mr. Ensor. The magistrates, after hearing the statements of the women and their witnesses, came to the conclusion that both were in the wrong, and they ordered each to find sureties to keep the peace. CHARGE OF ASSAULT AGAINST A POLICEMAN.—Police- Sergeant Tamblyn was summoned by Eleanor Thomas, living at 33, Maria-street, for assaulting her. Mr. Blelloch appeared for the complainant. The com- plainant's statement was to the effect that during Wednes- day night a lot of sailors came to her house wanting lodgings, and finding they could not obtain them they kicked up a row. She called in P.C. Williams, who turned the sailors out. Tamblyn then went in and up stairs, and because she was offended at his intrusion, he pulled her down by the hair of the head and struck her in the mouth. In reply to P. S. Tamblyn, the complainant denied that she kept a disorderly house. The next witness was a little child, her own son, who, in reply to the magistrates, fully sustained Tamblyn's asser- tion with regard to the character of the house. The sergeant denied the alleged assault in toto, and called wit- nesses who clearly proved that the complainant's evidence was to a great extent untrue. Tamblyn stated that on going up-stairs he saw P.C. Williams upon the landing with a disreputable woman, and in very equivocal circumstances Mr. R. O. Jones asked what had become of that constable. Mr. Superintendent Freeman said he had been dismissed from the force. He came there with excellent certificates from the metropolitan police, but turned out a good-for-no.hing fellow. The magistrates dismissed the summons.
MAESTEG. OAKWOOD EXPLOSION FGND COMMITTEE.-—A meeting of this committee has been held recently for the purpose (f arranging the rate of weekly payments that should be made to the widows and orphans Major Turberville presided. Up to last week the Messrs. Davies, proprietors of the col- liery, have maintained the ten orphans aDd five widows. The committee decided upon giving 5s. to each widow, and Is. 6d. to each orphan per week, to be paid monthly. The amount in hand at present is £ 200, which is likely to be doubled in the course of another month. The proprietors of the colliery, in addition to what they have previous'y done, gave a donation of J6105. BRAVERY RECOGNISED.—The Messrs. Davies, of the Oakwood colliery, last week sent a cheque of fifty guineas to Mr. Barrow, agent to the Messrs. Brogden, in recog- nition of the valuable services he rendered on the day of the explosion at the Oakwood colliery. LLYNVI VALE GAS COMPANY.—An annual general meet- ing of the shareholders was held on Monday last, Major Turberville presiding. Mr. A. Brogden, M.P., and Mr. George Morley, Tondu, were re-elected as directors. Mr. R. W. Tolfree was also appointed auditor for the ensuing year,
MOUNTAIN ASH. THE TWO-AND-A-HALF PER CENT. ADVANCE.-All the employes at the Navigation Pit were paid, last Saturday evening, the 2h per cent, advance due on the amount of their respective earnings, from the date of their resuming work to the time of the award of the arbitrators. Great credit is due to Messrs. Nixon, Taylor, & Corv for the fair manner this was done-from what was heard from some of the men, even the odd penny had its place among the items on the pay sheet and "papyr bach." Of course, the satisfaction of the men is complete.
NEWPORT. POLICE BUSINESS, lliere were no less than twenty- three charges on the police sheets, which were disposed of before Messrs. Beynon and Morgan, on Monday. Most of the number were cases of drunkenness and brawls arising therefrom. Several of the defendants were mulcted in the usual penalty of 5s. and the costs but John Hayes, of Pillgwenlly, who appeared to be a very violent fellow, was sent to gaol for two months for assaulting a woman named Lewis. COAL STEALING.—Margt. Fitzgerald, charged writh steal- ing coal from the Monmouth Railway Company, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour, the case having been clearly proved by P. C. Rawlings. THANKSGIVING SERVICES.—To-day (Tuesday), special thanksgiving services have been arranged to take place in the several churches of the town. The front of the Town- hall is to be illuminated, but beyond this nothing of importance has been arranged to give effect to the National thanksgiving." THE PiN.TO.-III-AIE. --The Cardiff Dramatic Company ap- peared for the first time at the Victoria Hall Theatre, Newport, and jierformed their Christmas pantomime, Cinderella," which was represented with the original sensational American drama, 1. 0. U., or the Way of the Wicked." JUVENILE THIEYEs. Richard Tasker and William Ryan, two juveniles, were sent to two months' imorison- ment with hard labour, for stealing 3 cwt. of rope from the Italian barque Otavia. .j.i;>
MERTHYR. AN OLD OPFEN-DER.-At the Poliee Court on Monday before J. C. Fowler, Esq, Timotby Lynch, a name fumijiar to the public of Merthyr, that of a young man who has saddled enough upon the parish for a number of vears past, was brought up in custody on a charge of creating a riot and disturbance in the Workhouse on Sunday night. It appeared that the prisoner had been sent up from the house to the infirmary to act as wardsman, but having fL In heard that an acquaintance of his had died of small-pox, Tim must needs pay his respects to the me- mory of the deceased by attending the "wake," but in- stead of going out through the ordinary channel he got over the wall, and at midnight returned in a state the worse for liquor. He hammered like a madman at the Infirmary doors, frightened the nurse into terror, and alarmed all the patients. The porter was sent for, and he had a violent tussle with Tim, but a constable having been sent for he was taken into custody. His Worship sentenced him to two months' hard labour in Cardiff gaol, from which he returned only a few weeks ago. THANKSGIVING DAY -We have heard nothing with re- spect to any special observance to-day, but it is said that a few tradesmen intend to close their shops.
HAVERFORDWEST. PEMBROKESHIRE SPRING As, IZES. -These assizes were opened at the Shire-hall, Haverfordwest yesterday even- ing. The judge, the Hon. W; R. Grove, will attend divine service at St. Mary's Church, to-day, at 11 o'clock. The calendar contains the names of only six prisoners for trial, and there is but one civil cause for hearing, so that the business will probably be concluded before mid-day on Wednesday. ———
LLANTRISANT. FATAL ACCIDENT.—A fall of earth occurred yesterday, at the Bute Hematite Works, by which a man was hurt so severely that he died instantaneously. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his death.
LLANDAFF. V- CURIOUS CHARGE OF ROBBERY.—At the Llandaff police court, on Monday (before Mr. E. W David, and Mr. G. Phillips). Cornelius Driscoll was charged with stealing 12s. 6d. from Frank Harris. Mr. Yorath appeared for the defence. There was a race going on in Castle-road, on the 17th of this month and complainant went there to see it. There was a good deal of betting, and the com- plainant was referee. After the race was over, the pri- soner and another man went to him and took the betting money by force out of his hand. They also toek 12s. out of his waistcoat poeket. and assaulted him. Ckarles Jones, labourer, said he was present at the foot-race, and sawthe defendant go up to the complainant after the race was 'over, and take the stakes from his hand, and also take some money out of complainant's waistcoat pocket. There was another witness to appear for the prosecution. but he was paid some money by defendant's sister, and he did not come forward. The case was adjourned, the prisoner being admitted to bail. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. — Edward Dwyer was charged with stealing a coat, value 15s., the property of William Bush, on the 21st of this month. The com- plainant was working in the paper mills at Ely. On the above date he hung his coat in the press room, with some others, and it was taken from there in his absence. A search was made for it, and the coat was found under a bush in the yard, to which place the footprints were identical with those made by the prisoner's boot, were clearly traced. P.C. 13 apprehened the prisoner on the 22nd in the paper mills, and charged him with stealing the coat, and he denied it. Near the bush where the coat was found there were footprints in the ground. I then went back and told prisoner to hold up his right boot. I took him down and compared the two prints together which corre- sponded exactly. Mr. Blelloch appeared on behalf of the prisoner, and contended that no case had been made out. The magistiates thought the case was not proved, and they therefore dismissed the prisoner. SKITTLES.—James Yorath was charged with allowing gambling in his house, the Royal Standard, Canton, on the 16th inst.—Mr. Blelloch appeared for the defence. P.C. Loyns (135) said he was on duty in Canton on the night in question, and heard a noise in the defendant's house. He went into the house afterwards, and in the skittle alley he saw a number of men playing at skittles. He stayed there a little while, and saw them throw up some coin for odd man. They then played a game for 3a. a side, and went and drank the beer in the house. The constable told the landlord of it, and he said he was not in at the time and could not be answerable for things in his absence. Corroborative evidence was given by P.C. Johns (84). There were several witnesses called for the defence, who proved that there was no betting what- ever going on all the afternoon. The case was dismissed.
CHARGE OF MURDER. Jonathan Acton was yesterday remanded for a week by the Ashton-under-Lyne magistrates on a charge of attempting to murder Samuel Fenton, twelve years ago.
THE SEWAGE QUESTION AT LEEDS. A meeting of the Leeds Town Council to-day deter- mined to adopt the ABC process of disposing of sewage.
TWENTY-FIVE LIVES LOST. A vessel named the Marie-Francoise was on Thurs- day last leaving the Bay of Keraranious-en-Plougastel, for Brest, with forty passengers on board, when before she had gone 200 yards from the shore she was capsized by a squall. A boat hastened to the assistance of the unfortunate people, but before it arrived twenty-two were drowned, and of the eighteen picked up three died before reaching land.
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pense the buildings had been erected, to School Boards for nothing. The rev. gentleman further observed :— When the Irish Church was disestablished, Mr. Gladstone took great care of all the vested interests of Churchmen. They were allowed the full value of their property. But Mr. Gladstone was dealing otherwise with Dissenters, who had made great sacrifices of tens of thousands, in money and money's worth, in the erection of school buildings but who were coolly told that they might get the buildings off their hands for nothing Dissenters bad reason to expect differently from the words of the 23rd section of the Act, which says that the School Board may arrange the under- taking to discharge any debt charged on the school not exceeding the value of the interest in the school-house.' But Mr. Forster seems to have full power to make his Act to mean what he pleases, for in the minute passed by the department on the 17th July, 1872, he says: 'no payment of rent beyond that charged upon or reserved out of the premises by the original lease, and no other valuable consideration, except an undertaking to keep the premises in repairs,' &c. Explaining this. the secretary of the department (Mr. P. Cumin), says, I the managers have power to transfer their school only in order to relieve themselves from the responsibility of maintaining it. and for no other purpose. It was not the purpose of the legislature to enable trustees or managers to obtain money for property held by them in trust, or for the discharge of debts for which they have made themselves personally responsible. The consideration for the transfer must be nominal.' The encumbrance of mortgage being an exception will not apply to British Schools in general. Possibly that was known when the exception was made, and such an encumbrance might suit school buildings of another description. It is quite clear that the Department undertakes to explain the law and to put it in force as it thinks fit. It makes regulations or minutes, which have all the force of lav/, without being discussed in Parliament. School Boards are the serfs of the Education Department. Sir John Paldngton, chairman of the Parliamentary Education Com- mittee, which sat in 186G, drew up a draft report of the evidence given before that Com- mittee. In that draft report, published in a Blue Book °f that year, he says, The members of the Education Committee (or Department) who are not connected with the office are at the head of other important Depart- ments. Lord Granville says that the Committee of Council (the Education Department) ve absolutely, no responsibility. Mr. Lingen, late secretary, says that nine-tenths of the business is conducted by the vice- president (now Mr. Forster). He feels a difficulty in deciding whether the vice-president is a respon- sible minister or not. Many such remarks are found in the report of Sir John Pakington, showing that the business of carrying out Mr. Forster's Act, has been entrusted to an arbitary, almost irresponsible de- partment, as Mr. Torrens said in the Contemporary lteview, a bureaucracy." The School Board at Pembroke Dock is also very actively engaged in discussing the questions connected with the movement, and at Merthyr there is some Prospect of a difficulty arising between the Guardians and the School Board. Indeed, in every part of the eountry, the agitation is going on, and as the opinion of Parliament will be to some extent ascer- tained during the progress of the Scotch Education Act, and the pulse of the members felt by Mr. DIXON and his friends, we have no doubt respecting the wis- dom of the plans which will eventually be adopted as the basis of operation in the forthcoming campaign. Already Mr. FORSTER has indicated the course the Government will pursue, by announcing last night in the House, his intention to move an amendment to the motion of the hon. member for Birmingham, upon the Plea that the Act has not been in operation sufficiently long to test its efficacy. The time for action is, there- fore, at hand, and, as we urged on Thursday last, Petitions in support of Mr. DIXON should be forthwith Prepared for signature. The occasion for talking is gone, people are thoroughly informed on the point, and the hour for practical work is at hand.