PONTYPRIDD. INQUEST.—On Tuesday an inquest was held on the body of John Willi ams, who died suddenly a few nights ago, at the Colliers' Arms, before Mr. Williams the deputy- ccron'.T;" and a jury A verdict of Death from natural cm?es was returned. AWFULLY S(JUDEX DEATH.—On Wednesday morning David Bowen landlord of the Tremayne Arms, Cwm- park, died very suddenly. In company with some friends he left, Cwmpark a-id Treorki for Pontypridd, where he arrived by the first train. While there deceased was Hitting down between two of his friends, when he was ob- served to lean back. He was found to be dead. The sud- denness of the painful event shocked every one. An in- quest will probably be held over the body to-day SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. -The usual monthly meeting was held at the Parish Vestry-room on Wednesday after- noon. Members present—Messrs. D. Davies (in the chair), T Edwards and Dr. Hunter. In the absence of letters expected from the Education Department, the business was confined to monetary matters. The finance report was read, and cheques for the several amounts were accordingly signed. PETTY SESSIONS.—The usual weekly sessions were held on Wednesday before Mr. E. Williams, and Major Lee. CHARGE OF ARSOX.-J ohn Davies, lately the occupier of a shop in Ta-ff-street, Pontypridd, was brought up in discharge of his recognizances, charged with attempting wilfully to set fire to his stock and premises. Mr. Morgan, of Cardiff, defended the prisoner, and Mr. Superintendent Matthews prosecuted on behalf of the owner of the house. The first witness called was Thomas Cork, fishmonger, who said that the prisoner left home early in the after- noon of Sunday, February 11th, leaving the children in his charge.—John IJoberts, grocer, living opposite the prisoner's house, stated that he was the first to discover the fire, to give the alarm, and render assistance. He broke open the door, and saw fire on the right side of the shop which was at once extinguished. He went up-stairs and found a portion of the flooring burning. He noticed that a board had been taken up, and in the space beneath there were some matches and some shavings partly ¡ burnt. Went back about a quarter of an hour afterwards and found some paper and the remnant of a candle. Was not sure whether Mr. Superintendent Matthews drew his attention to the fact first. Mr. Matthews also called his attention in the shop to some paper chips, and a candle end in a paper holder on the shelf where the first fire was discovered. There were matches and watch-boxes scattered amongst the toys. John Morgan, painter, corroborated the testimony of pre- vious witness. Thomas Gaze and Sergeant Thomas also gave corroborative evidence. Mr. Supt. Matthews pro- duced a quantity of chips, matches, and paper partially burnt, which he and Sergeant Thomas had found under the boards upstairs. He was of opinion that had the fire not been discovered in time, from the dryness of the wood and lathes, the premises would have been burnt down. A paper box containing the paper fold around the bottom of a wax candle acting as a socket, a paper of carbonised match boxes, toys, &c., was produced, taken from the shop. A quantity of open boxes, made of card-board, was found on one of the shelves also a package of matches opened. Some of the empty paper boxes were placed against the wall at an angle to the shelf on which the fire was, and leading to the upper shelf where the combustible matters above enumerated were scattered. There would be about ten to twelve inches between the shelves. Similar combustible mate- rials were found on the shelves to the right of the spot where the fire was. About eleven o'clock the same night prisoner came home and expressed his astonishment at the news communicated to him with reference to the fire. Witness told him he should take him into custody on suspicion of setting fire to his premises. Pri- soner offered no resistance, and said, "very well. Cross-examined If a fire had taken place in any other part of the shop some empty boxes would have been found on the shelves. Other witnesses were called. It was stated that prisoner had insured his stock and furni- ture for £300.1vlr. D. Evans had valued them at £32, and sold them for elf) 19s. Mr. Price, insurance agent, who insured the stock for J6300. said it Was his custom to take a ruan's word that he had' goods to the amount of the policy, instead of making personal inquiry whether the insured actually had the amount of stock required to be insured. The charge having been read to the prisoner, he pleaded not guilty. The prisoner's advocate urged that there was not sufficient evidence to insure a convic- tion before a jury, and called for his client's acquittal Martha Gibbon, servant to prisoner, who saw no indications of incendiarism on the Sunday the fire was observed. The Bench committed the prisoner for trial.
CAERPHILLY. PLOUGHING MATCH.—The fifth annual ploughing and fencing matches took place on Tuesday, near Penrheol, Caerphilly. The ploughing, with wheel-ploughs, on the farm of Mr. Rowlands, Pontygwindy, with swing- ploughs on the farm of Mr. Robert Morgan, Graigwen, and the fencing upon the farm of Mr. William Lloyd, Furnace. The weather was all that could be desired, ami by 1e a. in. fifteen teams started to work, and at the same time ten started in the fencing department. The best team among the classes consisting of wheel ploughs be- longed to Mr. Davies, Gwernydomen, and among the swing ploughs Mr. Williams, of Graddfa. •> The number of spectators was numerous, and were mostly confined to the field containing wheel ploughs, the others being at a good distance apart. At 3 p.m. all had finished their work, and afterwards the ploughmen and fencers repaired to the Boar's Head Hotel, Caerphilly, to partake of an excellent dinner, provided at the expense of the com- mittee. Subsequently a public dinner took place, when about sixty sat down to tables supplied in a manner which did credit to Mr. Thomas. The chair was occu- pied by Mr. Thomas, Quarramawr. After the toast of c, Th Queen" had been given and heartily drank, the judges gave their decisions. Champion Class.—Only one competitor, Wm. Morgan, Gwernydomen and as his was so well done, being the best ploughman of the day, the committee presented him with 21 5s. The whole of the prize was not given because he was the only competitor. 1 st Class —Wheel Ploughs.—1st and 2nd prizes divided Evan Evans. Pontygwindy, and Evan Williams, Tophillj £ 2 each 3rd prize divided David Evans, Tyfry, and Thomas Price, Garth, 15s. 2nd Clctss.-SeiN-ing Ploughs.—1st prize. £ 2 10s., John Williams, Tophill; 2nd prize, £ 1 lOs.1 Thomas Evans," Graddfa; 3rd prize, 15s, Charles Williams, Ffymon- rhynill. 3rd Cfass.-Wheel Ploughs. (Under twenty years).— 1st prize, £ 1 15s., Morgan Lewis, Duffryn; 2nd prize, £ 1, -Ebenezcr Williams, Gwerndomen; 3rd prize, 10s., Thomas Rowlands, Bedwas. 4th Class. Sewing Ploughs. (Under twenty years).— 1st prize tl 15s., Samuel Williams, Llancaiach; 2nd prize, £ 1, YviLi-wn Jenkins, Ileolddu; 3rd prize, 10s., John Richards, Gwerna. The judges in the ploughing were Messrs. E. C. Edmunds, Craig; Jones, Penyfell; and W. Davies Gwernydomen, who said that the ploughing, on the whole! was good, especially those who ploughed with the sewing ploughs. Champion Claii.-Three competitors, 1st prize 21 is., MK Meyrick. Aber. District Class.—1st prize 18s., John Lloyd, Gwern- doman 2nd prize 14s., William Cross, Rudry 3rd prize 10s., Edmund Edmunds, Ystrad 4th prize 7s., William Lewis, Rudry. The judges were, Mr. Llewelyn, Caerphilly; Mr. Isaac Harding, Caerphilly Mr, Davies, Cwm, Bedwas. After the distribution of the prizes, the customary toasts were proposed and responded to. During the evening the company was favoured with songs by Mr. Leaman and Mr. John Rowlands, the secretary. PETTY SESSIONS -These sessions were held at the Castle Hotel, on Tuesday; before Messrs. J. Davies and D. Davies. There were a very few cases.—Edward Lewis, a, farmer, living at Rudry, was charged by P. S. Wright- son, with having in his possession, on January 31st, 1872, two hbeep infected with scab, and at the same time not giving notice thereof. Defendant pleaded ignorance of the law and the magistrates offered him to pay conts, amounting to 8s.—Mary A. Jonathan, of Nanfcgarw, charged Jane Parry, of the same place with assaulting her on January 30th, 1872. Complainant stated that a quarrel arose between her boy and the defendant's boy about some water, when defendant's broke her pan When defendant was told about it she threw stones at complainant, and struck her on her side. P.C. Rees heard defendant ask complainant to come out and fight. The magistrates, thinking the charge was proved, fined defendant Is., and costs, or seven days' imprisonment.— Samuel Gould, James Gould. and Ivor G«uld, of Upper Boat, were charged with being, on Sunday, the 18th inst., in pursuit of gams in a field between Nantgarw and Upper Boat. P. C. Reas proved the charge, when Samuel and James Gould were fined 10s. and costs, 21s. 3d. each, or fourteen days and Ivor Gould 5s. and costs, 16s, 3d., or seven days, amounting in all to £2 18s. 9d,
"THE WESTERN MAIL" AND THE WELSH PEOPLE. To the Editor of the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. SIR,—I confess to feeling a little riled by a recent acticle in the Western Mail, in which that paper the temerity to assert that "no single Welshman springing from the humble classes has made for himself a national reputation during the present or any preceeding century." But is it a fact as your contemporary asserts, that the Welsh people are deficient in mental capacity ? I do not think that conclusion is warranted by the facts. In the first place it should be remembered that the natives of the Principality, when they attain distinction, naturally gravitate to the centre of Government in England, and they are often in consequence ranked as Englishmen. This fact has an important bearing en the question. It will probably astonish the Mail to learn that Cromwell and the Tudor Kings are of Welsh extrac- tion. But the English people in their happy self-suffi- ciency, coolly assume that not only the-e, but Gladstone, Palmerston, Disraeli, Herschel, and Handel, and many others are Englishmen. It is, nevertheless, the fact that a considerable proportion of the great men to whom England owes its greatness are natives of Wales, Ireland, and more particularly of Scotland though through their living in England their nativity is overlooked. Another fact to be remembered is this one. That the Welsh people form about one-twentieth or thirtieth part only of the population of the United Kingdom, and in order to lrove our point it is simply necessary to show that one thirtieth part of its great men are of Welsh extraction. A friend lately put into my ha,nd a list of three hundred distinguished elslimen, and I confess I was myself sur- prised (although I am a Welshman) to find in it so many great names which I had thought were English The list contained among others the names of Inigo Jones, Sir Wm. Jones, Lord Overstone, and Lord Kenyon. all of whom I have no doubt your contemporary ranks as Englishmen. Now the question is this, Has the United Kingdom produced thirty soldiers equal to CromweH; thirty philologists equal to Sir William Jones thirty architects equal to Inigo Jones; thirty statesmen equal to Henry the VIII., or Elizabeth thirty jurists equal to Howell Dda or thirty financiers equal to Lord Overstone ? That is the fair way to put it. I don't, however, wish to push the companson too far, because I believe that the intermixture of races is now so complete that it is difficult to determine to what race England chiefly owes its supremacy. It is probably due, not to any one race, but to the fact that we are a happy admixture of many races. Possibly the Western Mail is not aware that ,V les alone contains at least four distinct races, viz., Celtic, Celtic-Teutonic, Celtic-Saxon, and the Breton-Welsh. While the English counties, including Devon, Gloucester, Worcester, Warwick, York, Lancas- ter, and Cumberland are inhabited by a mixture of Welsh, Saxon, Breton, Cornish, and Anglo-Norman. When we remember that Great Britain and Ireland contain not less than twenty distinct races which are pretty equally divided between England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, it seems absurd to insist too minutely upon these national distinctions. Indeed, Mr. Matthew Arnold insists that the greatness of Shakespeare and Milton is mainly due to their Celtic origin What will 'your con- temporary say to that ? Be this as it may, it is certain that the Avon Valley, as its British name would lead one to suspect, does still retain a strong Celtic element, and in fact so does the whole border from Devon to Cumber- land. I would venture to recommend the literateurs of the Mail before they return ,to this question, to read Mr. Matthew Arnold's" Celtic Literature." It will, perhaps induce them to think less meanly of their neighbours. He states that it has been the mission of the Celtic race to refine the character of their Saxon conquerors, just as the Grecian race refined the Roman. What a compli- ment to the Welsh And certainly, if we could induce the English,people to substitute Eisteddfodau as a National amusement for horse racing and pugilism, I should feel that we really deserved the compliment. But without going so far as that noble-minded Englishman, we may safely contend that so far as there are distinctions of character between the English and Welsh people, they are not altogether to the disadvantage of the latter.- Yours, &c., A WELSHMAN.
CARMARTHEN SCHOOL BOARD To the Editor of the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. SIB,—Without wishing that this Board, or any other public body, should be over ruled by parsons or preachers, I must yet say, that the Carmarthen School Board ought to have paid more deference to the memorial presented to them recently by the various ministers of the town. The memorial called attention to the fact that the vast majority of the children for whom education must be provided be- long to Dissenters, and that it would not be right to drive them into Church schools. The four compulsory members of the Board cannot alter this state of things. They can- not bring Church schools under the Board, nor can they make them -Suitable to Dissenting children they ought, therefore, to have said We must not think of compelling you to send your children to them." It is of no use to tell us about the conscience clause; Dissenters know too well what it is, and that it is neither more nor less than a great cheat, a something to dull the eyes of Dissenters, and to induce them to allow their chil- dren to go to Church schools, that parsons and ladies who have more zeal than knowledge, may make Church members of them in the end. Let the four members know therefore that if they compel, they must provide suitable schools, otherwise their bye-laws will fail or will cause much annoyance and unpleasantness. And what right have they to send poor children to Church schools, and not pay for their education ? Will not Church school managers say, we have enough of property upon our hands already and why will you burden us with more, and not give us help ? And let me tell the four that they have no more right to compel my children to go to Church schools than they have to send them to church, for the one is the door of the other-the Church school is the nursery of the Church Established. I am sorry to tell you, sir, that Messrs. Morris, Warren, Hughes, and Smith have greatly disappointed all liberal-minded men m the town by passing a compulsory, bye-law, under the the present condition of school acommodation in Car- marthen. But the last gentleman (Mr. Smith) did well in resisting the bye-law for the payment of fees in de- nominational schools. He has crowned himself with honour, and has saved the town from the unsightly scenes of seizures for school-rates, and public sales of chairs an 1 tables, &c., that would certainly be taken from the houses of sound Dissenters. Did the Messrs. Morris, Warren, and Hughes think of this ? Or did they wish to see the old tricks of the Citui-ch-i,(tte acted once more in our midst? for I can assure them that there are many in the town who would suffer spoliation rather than support sectarian schools. When the three crentle- men already named, will ruminate upon this, I am sure they will thank Mr. Smith for saving them from disgrace and for voting wi!h Messrs. Morgan, Evans, and Lewis' and thus prevent the ugly sights of the distraints and sales of the furniture of honest Nonconformists. Before I close, I would say,—Let all schools be placed under Boards, and then Dissenters will not r, fuse to pay their rates, nor will they complain of compulsion but till then all Goercion and fees will be resisted to the very last. And may I ask of all managers of Church schools to prace theirs under the Board, and by so doing they will lose nothing but will secure the support and co-opera'ion of the Nonconformists. Dissenters of Carmarthen, until your just rights are granted you take care of your children, bring them up in your own ranks don't enlist them into the armies of those who fought and killed your ancesters in past ages. Send your dear ones to froe schools, and keep them from all Church and Papists' schools, unless they are put under the Boards and when you have no places to send them, tell the Board that they must pro- vide suitable schools, or cease to talk about compulsion. Carmarthen. LECTOR.
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THE EDUCATION ACT. The following is the resolution which Mr. Dixon in- tends to move in the House of Commons on the 5th of March, at the request of the National Education League: — That, in the opinion of the House, the provisions of the Elementary Education Act are defective, and its working unsatisfactory, inasmuch as— It fails to secure the general election of School Boards in towns and rural districts. 2. It does not render obligatory the attendance of children at school. ''3.—It deals in a partial and irregular manner with the remission and payment of school fees by School Boards. 4.-It allows School Boards to pay fees, out of rates levied upon the community, to denominational schools, over which the ratepayers have no control. 5. -It permits School Boards to use the money of the ratepayers for the purpose of imparting dogmatic re- ligious instruction in schools established by local boards. "6.—By the concession of these permissive powers, it provokes religious discord throughout the country, and by the exercise of them it violates the rigkts of conscience." Mr. Forster has given notice that upon Mr. Dixon's motion he will move the following amendment That in the opinion of this House, the time that has elapsed since the passing of the Act of 1870, and the progress that has been made in the arrangements under it, are not such as to enable the House to enter with ad- vantage on a review of its operation."
"YR HEN WLAD IN LONDON. But few London amateurs, says the Athc.iwum, are aware that we bad an Eisteddfod" in the Albion Hall last week, at which Hwfa Mon was President. In choice Welsh, he defended the nationality from the aspersions of Englishmen. Tanymarian, who was master of the ceremonies, was more genial; he intro- duced Mr. Brinley Richards, who, in English, tried to pacify his countrymen, and certainly won their sym- pathies, by playing his Welsh fantasia. It was notice- able that nearly all the songs were English or Scotch. The anthem, God bless the Prince of Wales" was, of course, the finale. ———-
A BANKSMAN COMMITTED FOR MAN. SLAUGHTER. A day or two ago an inquest was held at the Yew Tree Inn, Writhlington, Somerset, on the body of a coal miner named James Ashman, who had been killed at the Thrush Pit. The deceased was descending the pit, when, through some fault in the lowering of the cage, the man's head was crushed between it and the bank, completely severing the skull in two. A Terdict of Manslaughter was returned against the banks- man, who, it was proved, had committed a breach of the rules. Ho was allowed bail-himself in X100 and two sureties of X50 each—to appear at the assizes.
STEAMBOAT COLLISION IN THE MERSEY. The Cunard steamer Parthia, whilst proceeding to sea on Tuesday, from Liverpool to Boston, came into col- lision with the screw steamer Emiliano, inward bound, from Singapore and Manilla. The Emiliano had to be beached near Tranmore, and her cargo, consisting of sugar and tobacco, will be almost destroyed. After striking the Emiliano, the Parthia ran into the steamer Nina, bound from Vigo, and did her considerable damage. The Parthia is so much damaged that she will be unable to proceed to sea for a few days. Fortunately, with the exception of some trifling hurts no serious personal damages took place.
A DOUBLE MURDERER. The Court of Assizes of the Cote d'Or, France, has just tried a man named Brouette for murder. Brouette was an idle and dissipitated fellow who had already undergone two condemnations for theft. He had now strangled in their beds two old women of the Tillage of Noiron-sous-Beze, at an interval of six weeks, for the purpose of robbing them, but in neither case could he find any money. In one instance, however, he carried off a coat belonging to the woman's son, and in-the other he took only a button. He has since manifested no signs of repentance, and related the circumstances of the two crimes with odious cynicism. He was now condemned to death.
MURDER BY A MAN AND HIS WIFE. The Court of Assizes of the Ardennes, France, has just been engaged in trying two persons named Loth, husband and wife, for murder. They waylaid a poultry- dealer, named Leroy, as he was returning from market, with whom they had some slight acquaintance, and who, they knew, had money about him. They induced him to stop his gig, and the man having ascended, stabbed the victim repeatedly, and the pair then robbed thojjtody. Both were sentenced to death.
BRISTOL STOCK EXCHANGE.—-YESTERDAY. LOCAL AND MISCELLANEOUS STOCK. Share. Company. Amt. Paid. Prices. Stock Bristol and Exeter ploo 107A 108J- xd. Stock Do. 4 per Cent. Preference — 91 92 Ditto, 5 p.c. Rent Charge — ..116 118 Stock Monmouthshire Rail. & Canal 100 ..115 118 100 Do. 5 per Cent. Preference 100 ..108t 109 £ Stock Rhyinney 100 67 69 Stock South Devon 100 74 76 Stock Taff Vale 100 "157 158 xd. 10 Do. CIO Shares, Class C 6 4Jpm. xd. Stock West Cornwall 100 75 77 xd. 10 Avonside Engine 7 21 2Sdis. 10 Bristol City Hotel. 10 3 3i- 147.0.0 Bristol Dock Shares 147.9.0.. 88 89 Stock Bristol United Gas 100 196 £ 197 £ 10 Bristol College Green Hotel 10 11J 12 25 Bristol Commercial Rooms .25 13 14 200 Bristol Steam Navigation 130 7J 20 Bristol Waggon Works 10 lldis. 25 Bristol Water Works 25 50 50j 10 B. & S. Wales Rail. Waggon 4 3 J 1 pm. 10 Clifton Suspension Bridge.. 10 6 ? 10 Clifton Hotel 10 n n 100 London & South West. Bank 20 7 6 dis. 10 Western Waggon 10 7i 7Jxd. 20 West of England and South Wales District Bank 15 19 J 20
t f. THOMAS HALL v. PALMER, HALL, AND MORGAN.— Seme misapprehensions respecting this case having arisen, we are requested to state that this was a suit in Chancery for a dissolution of the partnership between the plaintiff and defendants, and for restraining the defendants from interfering with the plaintiff in the management of the Tyla Coch Colliery. The case came before the Master of the Rolls on an interlocutary application made by the plaintifffor an injunction to restrain such interference pendiasr'the hearing of the suit. Mr. Southgate appeared for the plaintiff, and Sir R. Baggaly for the defendants. The Master of the Rolls directed that the defendants should be restrained from interferirw with the plaintiff in the management of the colliery and premises until the hearing of the cause or the further order of the Courtr NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL.—In addition to the ordinary meeting, and the Watch Committee and Board of Health, there was a special meeting, on Tuesday, of the Council summoned. The Ex-Mayor, Mr. L. A. Homfray, pre- sidedy and there was a somewhat Mmited attendance. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed, and the Superintendent of police read his report of crime, statistics, &c. The ordinary business was of an unimportant character, except the conversation whieh ensusd on the prevalence of small-pox, which showed no signs of abatement, and there appeared to be an unusual proportion of deaths. From the replies of Dr. B. Dfvies, the medical officer of health, it was reported that Vaccination had not been performed in this borough with that care and attention which it deserved, otherwise he was of opinion that results would be different. There were now 156 known cases of small-pox, and two medical gentlemen had not sent in any returns. A hospital car- riage had arrived from Messrs. Woodall & Sons, London, at a cost of 270, and it was resolved to build a wooden shed to keep the vehicle, at a cost of £30, The special bijjiness consisted in the making of a special rate of 2s. in Tne pound for the borough, and a rate for drainage in the outlying districts of the town of lid. in the pound. The Chairman reported the result of the interview between Sir Daniel Gooch, as chairman, and the Deputy-chairman of the Great Western Company, and the committee of the Corporation. It had been arranged that the Great Western Company should pay two-thirds of the entire cost of the proposed alterations in Thomas-street level crossing, and this was deemed satisfactory. A "friendly" petition, had, however, been filed by the Corporation against the scheme, by the advice of Messrs. Dyson, the Parliamentary agents.
MONEY MAIUnT. WETJNEfJDAY. The markets for Public Securities reopened this morn- ing with a firm appearance, ihe feature being a rise of | per cent. in tliq Erie Railway shares. The Five-Twenty United States Bonds of 18(32 are i stronger. In Home Railway Stocks there is a rise of in Great Northern A and Lancashire and Yorkshire and of 1 in Midland and Great Western. The only stock as yet which shows a material change is Italian, which is flat at a fall of -?1 per cent. Owing to the double post to be attended to this morn- ing there is same activity in the General Discount Market. The rates for fine three months' bills are about 2 per cent. The Bank of France has reduced its rate ef discount to 5 per cent., and the interest on awlvancis to 6 per cent. It is understood that the preliminaries for launching another large Russian loan are completed, and that a favourable opportunity only is awaited. The amount is believed to be about 212,000.000 A new Japanese loan is said also to be in course of preparation, but no parti- culars have transpired. It is stated that a Mexican agent has been for some time in Paris with a view to negotiate a loan for the Re- public, in which, however, it is not thought he can, under existing circumstances, be successful. From ienna it is mentioned that Messrs. Rothschild, in company with other large Viennese firms, have obtained the concession for a new General and Discount Union. This company will introduce the cheque system in Austria. ^Messrs Erlanger have obtained the concession for a railway from liaab to Oedenbiu- and to the Austrian frontier. The Anglo-Hungarian Bank will give 100 florins paid- up shares, in paper, for the R8 certificates in circulation in London, and will establish its own bank in Vienna.
LONDON CORN MARKET. —WEDNESDAY. WHEAT.—A quiet feeling pervaded the Corn Exchange. The supply of English wheat was short; while from abroad only a moderate quantity came to hand. In all descrip- tions tranactions were restricted, but no material change took place in the quotations. BARLRT, both malting and grinding, changed hands slowly, on former terms. MALT was dull, but unaltered in value OATS.—The show of oats on the stands was tolerably good. Trade was quiet, and some difficulty was expe- rienced in realising previous prices. MAIZE was in limited request, at about late rates. BEANS AND PIUS were taken off to a small extent, at recent currencies. Flour experienced a slow sale, at the rates current on Monday last.
JluppiH0 JI ntdligtntt. WJBST BUTE DOCK ARRIVALS.—FEBRUARY 28. St. Barbe, Maurice, L'Orient, pitwood, 77 Pincon, Olive, Waterford, pitwood, 98 Orlando, Barry, Waterford, pitwood, 126 Margaret, Beall, Waterford, pitwood, 99 Isabella, Morrisey. Waterford, pitwood, 134 Chard, Jones, Highbridge, pitwood, 43 Blumenthal, Haase, Bristol, light, 188 Go-ahead, Ahrens, Bristol, ballast, 385 Commodore, Anthony, Waterford, pitwood, 86 Albatross, Pinnegar, Bristol, freestone, 35 St. Joseph, Rousel, (iloucester, light, 179 Sylvanus, Evans. Ely Tidal Harbour, light, 74 Auguste, Junge, Bristol, ballautt, 223 EAST BUTs DocK ARIUTALS. —FEBRUARY 27. Pelican (s), Bertridge, Cork, ballast, 400 Hampshire (s), Perry, Southampton, ballast, 424 Antona (s), Mills, Belfast, general cargo, 336 EAST BUTE DOCK ARRIVALS.—FEBRUARY 28., Palace, Lock, Liverpool, ballast and salt beef, a38 Medusa (s), Dew, Bordeaux, pitwood, 463 Merthyr (s), Williams, St. Nazaire, ballast, 011 Preciosa, Franke, Bremen, ballast, 744 Montebello, Kelly, Havre, ballast 1089 Mary Jehns, Jacebs, Liverpool, ballast, ItS Guide, Schiaffano, Gloucester, ballast, 449 Ybarra.No. 2 (s), Orango, Bilboa, iron ore & pig iron, 466 Sarah Dreyfus, Bennison, Bremen, ballast, 322 Thor, Hale, Bridgwater, light, 31 Maria Stewart, liowle, Penarth, light, 85 GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL ARRIVALS.—FEBRUARY 27. Sally, Morgan, Barry, stones, 15 Sunflower, Morgan, Barry, stones, 12 GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL ARRIVALS.—FBBRUARY 2B. Affiance, Frampton, Bridgwater, bricks, &c., 45 PENARTH DOCK ARRIVALS.— FEBRUARY 26. Louisa, Poisson, St. Malo, ballast, 279 Wenvoe (s), Tregarthen, St. Nazaire, ballast, 532 Harriet, Barnes, Bristol, light, 65 Brothers, Silk, Bridgwater, light, 49 Ranger, Gould, Weston, light, 30 PENARTH DOCK ARRIVALS.—FEBRUARY 27. Peppina, Dancona, Bordeaux-, pitwood, 510 Electric, Clutterbuck, Bristol, light, 88 St. Vincent (s), Parker, Bristol, light, 70 John (s), Thomas, Bristol light, 72 Cardiff Castle (s), Clutterbuck; Bristol, light, 50 Tilburnia, Bray, Bristol, light, 42 William and Martha, Longney, Bridgwater, light, 59 VESSELS ENTERED OUTWARDS.—FEBRUARY 28. Tom Roberts, B, 117, Roberts, Gibraltar, Rowlands and Thomas Sarah and Elizabeth, B, 88, Scupholm, Pontandmer, W. J. Trounce Clifford, B, 813, Walshaw, Malta, Harrison Bros Oxford, B, 1,282, Beaver, Singapore, H. IVormxlk James Marychurch, B, 574, Deacon, Alexandria, Marv- ckurch S, Co Belgravia, B, 1,324, Cummingham, Rio Janeiro, Barnes, Guthrie, & Co Jane Cory (s), B, 486, Hardcastle, Havre, Cory Bros E. S. Jobson (s), B, 718, Laggitz, Malta, Morel ft Co Mana Leonie, F, 197, Demerara, Miwel <& Co Philomene, F, 98, Le Rouzic, Nantes, Morel & Co Cite Celeste, F, 78, Dapin, Bilboa, Merel A; Co Hoffunny, G, 384, Frehourst, Odessa, Cory Bros Schiaffino Prospero, I, 410, Schiaffino, Kertch, Lucovioh VESSELS CLEARED.—FEBRUARY 28. Can-on, B, 380 coal, Maranham, Cory Bros. T. E. McConnell, B, 900 coal, Lisbon Harrison Bros. Tynedale, B, 801 soal Hong Kong, Ocean Steam Co Gauntlet, B, 730 coal, jlio Janeiro, H. Worms Dolphin, B, 520 coal, Buenos Ayres, Lletty Shenkin Endymion, B, 10(33 coal, Shanghai, Aberdare Iron Co Glendale (3), B, 1000 coal, Port Said, H. Worms Mane Jeanne, F, 270 coal, Fecamp Powell's Duffryn Hippolite Marie, 1, 130 coal, Sables D'Olonne, Wayne Printemps, I, 230 coal, Fecamp, Powell's Duffryn Patiz Joseph, F. 215 coal, Bilboa, Morel & Co '■ Concorde, i, 95 coal, Sables D'Olonne, Powell's Duffryn Bretagne, F,_99 coal, Beauvoir, Morel & Go Max, Ger, 362 coal, Demerara, Heath Evens & Co Schlump*Tu LulIe, Ger, 250 coal, Antwerp, Tellefsen Maddalena, Ity, 729 coal, Port Said, H. Worms Diana, Sn, 581 coal, Havannah, Ronnfeldt & Co SWANSEA. VESSELS ENTERED OUTWARDS.—FEBRUARY 28. Lynwood, B, 186_Joaes, Port Nolloth. Richardson & Co. Galatea, B 353, Hughes. Port Nolloth, Richardson & Co. Lalla l^ookh B, 32, White, Granville, Doran and Angel Alarm, B, 3b, Pennett St Valery, Dorand and Angel ban Antonio B, 496, McVaughtar, H. Bath and Sons Denia (s), B, 553 Robinson, Barcelona, J. Strict St. Chrysostom, F, 225, Brun, Danar. H. Crevier Nimaoe, B. 36, Herner, St. Valery, Doron and Angel VESSELS CLEARED.—FEBRUARY 2g. John Byng (s)s, B, 1000 fuel, Charente, Cory. Yeo, & Co. Serena, B, 720 coal, Nalparaiso, H. Bath and Son Valoise, F, 130 coal, Cherbourg, Letrichex and Co. Ivor, F, 162 coal, Honfleur, Vivian and Wyatt Lynwood, sundries, Port Nolloth, Richardson and Co. Nicoline, Ny, 288 coal, Civita Vecchia, J. Strick NEWPORT. VESSELS ENTKRED OUTWARDS.—FEBRUARY 28. Artistic, B, 324, Witheridge, Rio Janeiro, John Mosea Pearl, B, 122, Seville, T. Wilks & Co Ada, B, 412, Fallshaw, Chimbote, Jones Bros Rickard and Erith, P Humke, Colo., G. W. Jones & Co Dairy Maid, B. 155, Bell, Vigo and Pomaron, J. Berrill Fay, B, 188, Williams, Bilboa, G. W. Jones VESSELS CLEARED.—FEBRUARY 28. Nina, B, 355 coal, Trouville and Bilboa, Powell's Duffryn Lythemore, B, 310, Madeira, Tredegar Co Harry Russell, B, 280 coal, 12 iron, Seville, J. Vipond Eclat, B, 190 coal, Bilboa, J. Vipond & Co Danion, Aus, 424 coal, 544 iron, Port Lemon, Ebbw Vale
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