SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IX THE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. FOR SINGLE INSERTIONS. LINES. S. d. LINES. S. d. 1 to 4 10 7 to 8 20 6 to 6 16 9 to 10 .2 6 And 3d. for every additional Line. A Liberal Discount allowed for a series of Consecutive Insertions. Tradesmen's Advertisements and Business Announcements of all kinds, when ordered for a month and upwards, are subject to special terms, according to the number of insertions and the space occupied. Parliamentary Notices, Prospectuses of Public Companies, Legal Notices, and Election Addresses, are charged 6d. per line for each insertion. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. Advertisements of the under-mentioned classes are charged as follows:— ONE TllrEE SIX LISE8. WORDS. INSERTION. INSERTIONS. INSERTIONS. S. d. S. d. S. d. Two 18 < 06 10 16 THREE 27 09 16 23 Foun. 36 10 20 30 Fivs 45 13 26 39 Six 54 16 30 46 Each additional line of103 0 6 0 9 Nine words j These charges apply only to the classes of advertisements speci- e fied below, and are strictly confined to those which are PAID FOR PREVIOUS TO INSERTION if not prepaid, they will be charged by the general scale:- APARTMENTS WANTED. MONEY WANTED. APARTMENTS TO BE LET. MISCELLANEOUS WANTS. ARTICLES LOST. PARTNERSHIPS WANTED. ARTICLES FOUND. SITUATIONS WANTED. BUSINESSES TO BE SOLD. SITUATIONS VACANT. HOUSES TO LET. SALES BY PRIVATE CONTRACT. mutted. WANTED, a situation as HOUSEMAID. Used to waiting at table. Good character from last situation. Apply, E., Llantrissant. 537 WANTED, an experienced YOUNG MAN in the Drapery. Must be of sober habits, and a knowledge of Welsh ne- cessary. Apply to Edwards & Jones, Carmarthen. 535c WANTED, TWO JUNIOR HANDS" for the Drapery and Grocery Business. Apply, G. J., 13, High-street, Cardiff. 537c WANTED, a good GENERAL SERVANT, aged IS. Apply at the South Wales Daily News Office. 544c WANTED, a good GENERAL SERVANT, where there are two children. Good character indispensable. Address, 228, Bute-road, Cardiff. 540c ANTED, a FELLMONGER as Foreman and Buyer. Liberal Wages. Character indispensable. Apply to David Griffiths, Tanner and Currier, Llanelly.. 549 WANTED, a Second-hand LATHE ,• or anything to drive a six-inch circular saw. Apply at 35, Royal Arcade. 548c WANTED, an intelligent YOUTH with a slight knowledge of the Ironmongery Business. Address Ironmonger South Wales Daily News. 558 WANTED, a well-educated BOY (14) as Apprentice. Apply at the Cardiff Times Office. WANTED immediately, a good strong Man's Man also, a Good Repairer, at Lewis' Shoe Warehouse, Tonypandy, Rhondda Valley. 562 WANTED, a Good UNDERGROUND OVERMAN for a Col- liery, within twelve miles of Cardiff, worked by Level, where forty to fifty men are employed. One accustomed to Pitch Veins preferred. Apply, K.G., care of Messrs. Ingledew and Ince, Solicitors, Cardiff. 566 WANTED immediately, an Experienced GENERAL SER- VANT. Apply, stating age, salary, reference, &c., Ebenezer Davies, Bookseller, Cowbridge. 56se ANTED, Unfurnished APARTMENTS, about five minutes' walk from the Post-office. Address, G.M., South Wales Daily News office, Cardiff. ANTED, in Swansea, an educated BUSINESS LADY (whose husband has employment), to Manage a Light Business. Remuneration, a good house, rent free, and £ 20 a year. Security required. Apply to H.S., Donnington House, Llandaff-road, Cardiff. 572c WANTED, a respectable well-educated YOUTH in a Steam Coal Colliery Office at Cardiff. Apply, in his own hand- writing, to A.E.L., Post Office, Cardiff. 410 WANTED, immediately, a JUNIOR HAND; also an IM- PROVER, to the Drapery. Apply to E. S. Miles, 2, Bute- street. 570 CLERK.—Wanted by an efficient, trustworthy person, a per- manent situation as BOOK-KEEPER, by single or double entry. Good references. Address," Book-keeper," South Wales Daily News Office. 546c SRAPERY.—Wanted, immediately, an IMPROVER and an APPRENTICE, to live out. State experience and what y expected. Apply to Jones, Phillips and Williams, The Emporium, Aberaman, Aberdare. 402 DRAPERY.-W ANTED, immediately, an experienced SALES- WOMAN accustomed to trim. Knowledge of Welsh indis- pensable. Address, Stephen Lewis, Treorky, Pontypridd. 556c MASTER TAILOR WANTED at the County Asylum, Bridg- end. Wages £ 80 a year, with Board, Lodging, and Wash- ing. Apply in person to the Medical Superintendent any fore- noon. 538c GROCERY.—WANTED, a JUNIOR HAND. Apply, stating salary required, with references, to Mr. Lewis James, New Tredegar, Mon. 530c GROCERY.—Wanted, immediately, an ASSISTANT and an VX IMPROVER to make themselves generally useful. Unex- ceptionable reference required. Apply, G. Hiley, Treherbert. 573c HOWELL & Co., the Cardiff Drapers, have vacancies for several experienced hands. 564 J WILLIAMS, London House, Merthyr, has a Vacancy for a s Respectable Youth as APPRENTICE to the General Drapery. 565 EDICAL.-Illanted, a competent ASSISTANT in a colliery 1.1- practice. Apply, stating terms, &c., to Mr. W. H. Cuth- bertson, Pentre, Pontypridd. 387 HMO BUILDERS, CONTRACTORS AND OTHERS.—TENDERS I are invited for the erection of Twenty Workmen's Cottages at the Park Colliery. Particulars on application to Messrs. D Davis and Co., Ocean Colliery, Ystrad, Pontypridd. 386 O DRAPERS' ASSISTANTS.—WANTED, a YOUNG MAN of three or four years' experience. Apply at A. Cule and Sons, Treherbert. 550c O PAINTERS.—A Resident Painter wanted at the County Asylum, Bridgend must know all branches of the trade. A permanent place to a suitable man. Apply, in person, to the Medical Superietendent any forenoon. 539c O PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.—Mr. Davies, Pharma- ceutical Chemist, Tenby, has a Vacancy for a well-educated and gentlemanly Youth as an Apprentice. ass -t- O^^CERS~ASSISTANTS.—Wanted, a YOUNG MAN about 18 years of age. Apply to A. Cule & Sons, Treherbert. 574c fr^O DRAPERS' ASSISTANTS.—WANTED, a Steady YOUNG MAN for the General Drapery. Also one for the Men's Mercery. Personal application preferred. Apply to Parry and Baker, Cardiff. 399 TO DRAPERS-ASSISTANTS. —Wanted immediately an Ex- perienced Hand. Apply, stating particulars, to Griffiths and Son, Pontypridd. 522c TO~DRAPERS' ASS 1ST ANTS. — WANTED, a Respectable", Steady YOUNG MAN, Strong and Active, one who knows the district. Apply, with particulars, to Ells and Neal, Duke-street, Cardiff. 156 IJTjOOKBINDERS.—VVante^TgoodFORWARDER. Ruler preferred. Apply to Thomson, bookbinder, High-street, Merthyr. 563 BEDWELLTY UNION. V Vaccination Officer and Inspector of Nuisances WANTED, by the Guardians of the Bedwellty Union, a VACCINATION OFFICER for the two parishes of their Union, which comprises the following towns and surround- ing districts, viz., Tredegar, Ebbw ale, Rhymney, New Tredegar, Blackwood, part of Beaufort, Garnfach, Nantyglo, Blaina, Aber- tillery, Cwmtillery, &c., &c. The person who is appointed will also be elected Inspector of Nuisances for the whole of the Union, and will be allowed a salary of t40 per annum for the duties of Inspector of Nuisances. As Public Vaccinator, he will be required to carry out the Act of Parliament of last session, as well as previous Acts, and his salary will be at the rate of IiI per week, and 2s. 6d. per hiyidred of persons successfully vaccinated. He must be energetic, and able to show the guardians that he can carry out the requirements of the respective Acts. Applications, in candidiates' own handwriting, must be sent to my address, not later than Wednesday, the 6th day of March next, enclosing testimonials of recent date as to capabilities, &c., &c. Candidates seated will be informed, and expenses of atten dance (after request) allowed. Total salary, £92 per annum. JNO. BROOKFIELD, Clerk to Guardians. Union Office, Tredegar, 23rd February, 1872. 389 o be Xci. TO be LET, Bradfield House, Dumfries-place. Apply on the Premises. 123 ARDIFF.-TO be LET, WALCOT VILLA, East Grove, Trede- c garville, consisting of 12 rooms and large garden. Apply to D. L. T., 17, Edward-terrace. 195 O be LET, a HOUSE anil SHOP in Bedford-street, and "a HOUSE in Clifton-street. Apply to Mr. John Robins, Bed- ford-street. 559c URNISHED APARTMENTS for a "Single Gentleman, sitting1! room and bedroom. Address, 22, Union-street, Cardiff. 569 o be 2let. TO be LET, well FURNISHED APARTMENTS, for a Single Gentleman, in Wordsworth-street, Roath. Apply W., South. Wales Daily News Office. 571 TO be LET, a HOUSE in Loudon-square. Rent moderate.— Also, No. 2, Cornish Villas, Llandalf-road, consisting of seven rooms and garden. For further particulars, apply to Mr. John Batchelor, Bute Docks. 354 0. 2, PENYBRIN, INIAINDY, near Cardiff.—To LET, the above comfortable DWELLING-HOUSE. Rent moderate. For particulars, apply to Mr. R. J. Yorath, No. 3, Penybrin; or to Messrs. Watsons and Co., timber merchants, Cardiff. 146 CARDIFF.—To Butchers and Others.—To be Let, in the C Town of Cardiff, a very First-class PORK BUTCHERS' BUSINESS, doing the largest trade in the town. In-coming easy. Also, several Public-Houses and other businesses. For particulars apply to Mr. J. D. Thomas, Auctioneer, 13, Church-street, Car- diff. 121 TO be LET," ThreeTiOOMS, Unfurnished or Furnished, 208, Bute-road. Also, YARD and STABLING. Apply on the Premises. 543c ANTON.-A convenient HOUSE to LET at Freeland-place, c top of Severn-road, seven rooms, cellar, wash-house, garden, gas and water. Rent moderate. Apply to John Rogers, next house. 545c (CARDIFF.—PREMISES to LET in Hope-street, near Canal, j suitable for Workshops or Stores.—Apply to W. E. Vaughan, Steam Dyeing Works, Llandaff-road. 221 TO be SOLD, an old established Ironmsngery, Ironfounding, Engineering, and Agricultural Implement Manufacturing Business, in one of the principal market towns of South Wales. Capital required about £4,000, part of which may remain on inte- rest at five per cent. A valuable assortment of Patterns. Apply to T. Thomas, Esq., Consulting Engineer, Bute-crescent, Cardiff. 557c ""jVTEATH.—To Brewers, Maltsters, and Licensed Victuallers.- J3I To be LET or SOLD, that conveniently-situated and well- arranged Freehold, Twelve-quarter BREWERY and Premises known as the "Soryierset Brewery," Neath. Also, to be LET, that much-frequented and well-connected SPIRIT VAULTS and INN called Somerset House" (opposite the two principal mar- kets, and situate in one of the best thoroughfares and the most commanding position in the town. The proprietor, h!\ving carried on a successful trade for many years, is now retiring. The whole may be treated for in one lot, or separately. For all particulars apply to Lewis Brothers, Auctioneers, Valuers, &c., Neath. 576 titles by pitmie (goittvitct. ;I v TO be SOLD, a STEAM BOILER, suitable to drive a 6-horse power steam engine.—Apply to W. E. Vaughan, Steam Dyeing Works, Llandaff-road, Cardiff. 222 TO be SOLD, by Private Contract, an old established WHEEL- WRIGHT and SMITH'S SHOP, and several COTTAGES. Apply on the Premises at Ely, near Cardiff. 505c -F-OR SALE.-A HOUSE, SHOP, and BAKEHOUSE in Splott- F lands. Apply to Mr. Peter Price, 3, Crockherbtown. 547c FOR SALE, a Splendid Short-horn COW and CALF. Apply at Penylan House, Roath. 406 FINE BUTTERS FOR SALE by Private Contract. 100 Prime Cork 2uds 100 ditto 3rds 100 Egan's Finest Clonmel. Prices very low. J. Mason, Newport, Mon. 561o BARRELS of YARMOUTH RED HERRINGS are now being SOLD, wholesale and retail, from the boat Simon Peter, lying at the Upper End of West Dock, Cardiff. 536c TWO NEW HOUSES FOR SALE, in Castle-road. Price £ 135 each. Apply to Mr. R. Emery, Bute Docks, or to Mr. D. Williams, 71, Castle-road. 401 JUh1tellaueou$. FLOWERING SUNDAY. MONUMENTS, Crosses, and Tablets, in granite, M marble, or stone.—Designs and estimates forwarded on ap- plication to T. JONES, Penartli-road Entrance, Cardiff. 218 IRE BRICKS.-Ttie Bwllfa Colliery Company (Limited) are prepared to supply FIRE BRICKS of a superior quality, and also a second quality Brick for building pur- poses. The best Bricks are made exclusively of the celebrated Graig Clay, and the manufacturers supply both qualities of the fol- lowing sizes, viz., 9 x 4 IT x 2J and 9 x 4 X 3. For terms, &c., apply to the Bwllfa Colliery, Aberdare. 167 nnHE Co-operativeStores, Mountain Ash, can Supply the a Public with PIPES, PANS, and SYPHONS for Sanitary Purposes. 567c TO he ADVANCED, on good Mortgage Securities, three sums of £ 500 each, and a sum of £ 6,000 in amounts to suit bor- rowers. Apply to Lewis Brothers, Auctioneers and Valuers, Neath. 411 ONEY. -The Sums of X500 and 1500 are now M ready to be ADVANCED on approved Mortgage Security- Apply to Mr. Merrils, Solicitor, Church-street, Cardiff. 219 CYII(:)EI)T)WYI)"YN I>I)!WEI)DAII, PRILTOSTFE, -fl AA O BREGETHAU, gan y diweddar I "/XP Barch. JAMES ROWE, Abergwaen. Y maent y mwyaf gwreiddiol ac awrgymiadol yn y Gymraeg. Gwerthir yr holl sydd yn aros ar law ffwrdd am 4s. trwy y Post, 4s. 6c. arian parod. Danfoner at y Cyhoeddwr, W. M, Evans, Seren Office, Carmarthan. 393 public JMices. STU ART HALL, CARDIFF. POSITIVELY THE LAST WEEK OF DR. CORRY'S WORLD- RENOWNED DIORAMA OF IRELAND. This Evening at 8. Last night but One. Miss NELLY HAYES'S BENEFIT. To-morrow (SATURDAY), MARCH 2nd, Last Night in Cardiff: Last Day Performance To-morrow (Saturday), at 3 p.m. NOTICE.-By special desire will be repeated, this evening, the Grand Allegorical Tableaux, with spectacular effects, in which Miss Nelly Hayes appears as the Genius of Erin, surrounded by the National Emblems of Ireland. Admission—3s., 2s., Is., 6d. Half-price to Schools and Children. Originator and Proprietor T. C. S. CORRY, M.D. 359 Manager, Mr. HODGES. MUSIC HALL, SWANSEA. DR. CORRY'S WORLD-RENOWNED DIORAMA OF IRELAND, ITS SCENERY, MUSIC, AND ANTIQUITIES. COMMENCING MONDAY EVENING NEXT, MARCH 4TH. For particulars see Programme. 407 STUART HALL, CARDIFF. POSITIVELY FOR ONE DAY ONLY, MONDAY, MARCH 4TH, MORNING AND EVENING. HE W O X I> K It F U I. T WO- IIEA D E D NIGHTINGALE. THE GREATEST LIVING CURIOSITY. THE MARVELLOUS TWO-HEADED _t_ NIGHTINGALE. Three Times before the ROYAL FAMILY. m H E E X T R A O R DT N A R Y T W O-HEIMD X NIGHTINGALE. Three Times before the ROYAL FAMILY. "mnEGREAT AMERICAN G1ANT~AND GIANTESS] THE JL TALLEST COUPLE LIVING. rglHREE TIMES BEFORE THE R< ) YAL FAMILY^ THREE 1 TIMES BEFORE THE ROYAL FAMILY. milE WONDERFUL TWO-HEADED NIGHTINGALE COM- X PANY, CONSISTING OF CHRISSIE MILLIE, The Marvellous Two-Headed Nightingale CAPTAIN BATES, ° ° The Great Kentucky Giant; MISS ANNA SWAN (NOW MRS. BATES), The Famous Nova Scotian Giantess; Which for the last four months has been the attraction, and created so much excitement in London in consequence of its immense success, having been three several times before the Royal Family, WILL HOLD RECEPTIONS AT THE STUART HALL, MARCH 4. Receptions from 2.30 to 5, and 7.30 to 10. Parties will appear at 3 to 8 precisely. Adiiiissioii-Pi-onienade, One Shilling; Front Seats, Two Shillings. COL. A. J. BATES, Business Director. And at ABERDARE, IARCll 1st, „ SWANSEA, 2nd, CARDIFF, 4th, NEWPORT, 5til..160 H UTC HINSON AND TAYLEURE'S GRAND CIRCUS, CARDIFF, OPBN FOR THE SEASON wrru THE GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF EQUESTRIAN AND GYMNASTIC RESOURCES ever presented to the public. Fresh STAR ARTISTES and Brilliant NOVELTIES Every Week. GRAND MID-DAY PERFOMANCE EVERY SATURDAY, at Two, commence at Half-past. 158 XTICTORIA ROOMS, ST. MARY- ▼ STREET, CARDIFF. MANAGER F. W. HOFFMAN Every Evening during the week, GRAND CONCERT AND DANCE. CHANGE OF ARTISTES EVERY WEEK. REFRESHMENTS AT THE BAR. Admission-First Class, Is.; Second Class, Gd. Doors open to Half-past Seven, to commence at Eight. 241 Jjhttt of ale$ bg JUtttiotu MR. R. SHORT. White Lead, at Cardiff March 2. cSale by JUtciiotL Port of Cardiff.—To Ship Chandlers, Captains, and Others.—On Behalf of whom it may Concern. MR. R. SHORT has been favoured with instruc- tions to SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, on SATURDAY, the 2nd of MARCH, 1872, on the Wharf, near the Glasgow Steam Com- pany's Warehouse, East Dock Basin, about 200 kegs of WHITE LEAD. LEAD. The Sale will take place at half-past Eleven for Twelve o'clock. For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, Bute Docks, Cardiff. 395 Do P. I C H A R D S, HATTER, HOSIER, GLOVER, &c., 13, HIGH STREET, CARDIFF. ESTABLISHED 1816. All who can appreciate S T Y L E AND QUALITY, And are desirous of GETTING BEST VALUE FOR THEIR MONEY, Are invited to make their PURCHASES AT THE ABOVE ESTABLISHMENT. 190 113 ROWN AND POLSON'S CORN FLOUR IS GENUINE. PACKETS 1d, 3d. and 6d. BEST, 2d., 4d, 8d. CAUTION AGAINST UNSCRUPULOUS FRAUD. INFERIOR QUALITIES OBTAINED AT LITTLE MORE THAN HALF THE COST OF BROWN AND POLSON'S, ARE SOMETIMES SUBSTITUTED. 298 TO ADVERTISERS. npHE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS has already attained a circulation larger than that of any other daily or weekly paper in the Principality, being upwards of 10,000 Copies a Day. The SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS is distributed through- out GLAMORGANSHIRE, MONMOUTHSHIRE, CARMARTHENSHIRE, PEMBROKESHIRE, CARDIGANSHIRE, and portions of BRECONSHIRE and RADNORSHIRE, and as a general Advertising Medium for South Wales and Monmouthshire it is superior to any other newspaper. CHIEF OFFICES: 11, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF. PROPRIETORS: D. DUNCAN & SONS. NOTICE. Letters and other communications intended for publication in this journal should be authenticated by the name of the writer, and addressed to the. EDITOR. Rejected illS. cannot be returned. 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PIBDA Y, MARCH 1, 1872. THE debates in both Houses of Parliament were interrupted last night by an announcement which created the greatest excitement, and elicited in a marked manner expressions of loyalty and regard for the person of the Sovereign. In the Lords Earl GRANVILLE, and in the Commons Mr. GLADSTONE, informed the members that a futile attempt had been made upon the life of the QUEEN, by a youth about nineteen or twenty years of age. It ap- pears that as Her MAJESTY was about to enter Buckingham Palace, a pistol was presented close to her head, probably in a spirit of weak bra- vado such as frequently characterises the action of narrow and imbecile minds. One account asserts that the weapon was loaded, and another that it was not, and was of such a worn-out character, as to render its discharge extremely hypothetical even if it had contained a cartridge. The occurrence, however, was none the less calcu- culated to occasion alarm, and the act, which will doubtless turn out to be of a wanton rather than a malicious nature, naturally enough excited consi- derable indignation. Her MAJESTY retained her equanimity, and the incident will serve to intensify those feelings of affection for her person which, on Tuesday, were manifested in so extraordinary a de- gree by all classes. This now notorious candidate for a gaol or lunatic asylum is named O'CONNOR, and it is said that papers having reference to Fenianism were found upon him. In default of full information we are led to conclude that the youth was simply a mischievous vagabond intent upon attracting attention to himself, and possibly the judicious administration of a birch-rod will best meet the case should it turn out that he is not a confirmed idiot. How he managed to gain access to the courtyard is not apparent, but the occur- rence may well suggest the exercise of greater pre_ caution in future, with a view to the protection of the Sovereign from insult and attack. In Cardiff the intelligence, which reached us shortly after seven o'clock, created much excitement, and the Rector of St. John's, informed of the event by a telegram from the office of this journal, offered up a prayer of thankskgiving at the close of the evening service, then being held, for the preser- vation of the QUEEN, in which the congregation devoutly joined.
THE Tories are determined to struggle against their fate and offer to the last an impotent opposition to all legislation connected with the Ballot. Last night in the House of Commons, Sir MICHAEL HICKS BEACH sought to upset the arrangements made by the Government with reference to the Parliamentary and Municipal Elections Bill and the Corrupt Practices Bill, which, as the public are aware, are separate measures and referred to different committees. Speaking on behalf of his party, the hon. member for East Gloucestershire asserted that the Ballot would lead to an increase of personation, and moved that both the Bills be dealt with by one committee. One of the objects which the Obstructive clique has in view, is to prevent the Ballot Bill passing into law this ses- sion, in the belief that an election is imminent, and that their purposes may be more readily accomplished under the present system. The usual objections were raised, as for instance that the Bill would Americanise" our political institutions, and was decidedly un-English. The discussion was, however, simply a waste of time, and although an ostensible desire to secure greater purity of elec- tion led to the motion, it became evident, as the debate progressed, tliaqthe real purpose was to delay legislation. Mr. GLADSTONE dealt with the sub- ject in an exceedingly temperate way, and evinced a disposition to adopt a policy of conciliation. But as the Corrupt Practices Bill is confessedly immature, and liable to objection on many points, it would be extremely unwise to jeopardise the Par- liamentary Elections Bill by coupling it with a scheme which will possibly be greatly amended before it becomes law. Mr. DISRAELI, who evidently saw that there was no chance of carrying the amendment, suggested a compromise, and it was ultimately withdrawn. Another attempt on the part of the Tories to check the tide of pro- gressive legislation has therefore been frustrated, and the purposes of the Government confirmed.
THE proceedings connected with Thanksgiving day have had so much interest for the public, that an announcement of the death of the last sur- viving son of BURNS, appears to have attracted very little attention. And yet the event is worthy of more than passing notice. The veteran officer who died a few days ago, was a connecting link between the present generation and the Plough- man-Poet whose influence over the hearts of mankind is growing stronger as the period in which he lived and quickened with his stirring songs the nation's pulse, and fired the sons of Scot- land with a keener hope of freedom, waxes more remote. In an era when we are liable to be charged with a neglect of poetry and a fondness for scien- tific research and mere matter-of-fact philosophy, we may well pause, for a moment, cast a retrospec- tive glance along the corridors of Time, and conjure up the young Exciseman and his children in the home where poverty of means was made tke more unbearable because associated with a plethora of intellectual wealth. It was a placid, uneventful life that WILLIAM NICOL BURNS, the octogenarian son of the Ayrshire Bard, lived both on active service and in retirement. The second of three sons,— the eldest of whom died many years ago, and the youngest in 1865,—the quiet, unassuming Anglo- Indian Colonel, passed much of his time at Cheltenham, residing in a modest mansion, wherein were carefully preserved an old-fashioned bureau, at which his distinguished father wrote Tam o' Shanter," and, among other things, a picture, presented to the Poet, in illustration of his "Cottar's Saturday Night." The subject, though not treated by a master's hand, had a special interest. As in the Poet's songs so in this humble work of art, the opposite phases of solemity and merriment, sorrow and laughter find expression. BURNS, his wife, and two of his sons are depicted in it; and at the table sits a venerable patriarch reading the I I big ha' Bible. The poet wears a sober and staid aspect, but WILLIAM NICOL, ap- parently about three years old, is engaged in cut- ting the cat's tail off with a pair of scissors. The gallant officer who was laid at rest amid kindred dust on Wednesday, was the youngster who per- performed the act, and allusion to the incident may be pardoned as affording evidence of the fact that in his case the child stood parent to the man, for his love of fun and the happiness of isposition never forsook him in old age. Of late an invalid and going very seldom abroad, he was renowned for his genial disposition and discriminate bene- volence and although he had long outlived many of his early friends, and after the loss of his brother, who resided with him, he became very much depressed, he was fond of social life, and went about doing good among the poor up to a very recent period before his death. To the inhabitants of Wales, fond as they are and prizing dearly the reminiscences of poets who lived and died identified with the People, the reflections, to which the occurrence we record must necessarily give rise, will have a special charm. They are better able than almost any other countrymen, except the Scotch themselves, to ap- preciate the undying songs of BURNS. Haters of oppression, in every form, kind and humane, having a contempt for hypocrisy and pre- tence, disgusted with shams, and thoroughly imbued with a sense of independence, this hasty mention of the severance of a tie be- tween this age and that to which the Poet belonged, will awaken anew the feelings of rever- ence with which they regard his memory and the admiration excited by his splendid fame. Let us hope that there are yet among the People poets whose destiny it is to wake to ecstasy the living lyre to stimulate a love of freedom to counter- act the degenerating influence of an undue regard for material advantages exalt the mind, purify the soul, and awaken that patriotism which in the hour of danger shall arise with a moral force superior to the mere physical prowess of armies, and stand a. wall of fire around our much-loved isle." f
THE RECENT ACCIDENT TO LADY KER. Although the present hunting season has so far proved one of the dullest on record, it has unhappily been marred by more than the average number of accidents. The latest, that to Lady CHARLES INNES i- KER, has deprived the Court of one of its beauties, society of an ornament, and brought the deepest sorrow and anxiety on her husband and their children. Lady CHARLES KER is the youngest daughter of Mr. PEERS WILLIAMS, of Temple, is sister to Lady D AX GAN and f to Colonel OWEN WILLIAMS, of tho Blues. She married j in 1860 Lord CHARLES INNES KEn, Captain in the Scots Fusilier Guards, and second son of the Duke of Box- f BURGHE. She was a splendid horsewoman, as the habitues of Rotten Row will remember and in this re- spect she probably excelled her husband, who is himself an equestrian of no mean ability. The poor lady's horse fell with her, and in endeavouring to regain its feet the animal inflicted a fatal kick upon its rider's skull. Her Majesty, with whom the deceased was all especial favorite, has been deeply afflicted by this melancholy event. The unfortunate lady is connected with several leading families in Wales.
PENARTH HARBOUR, DOCK, AND i RAILWAY. The thirty-second half-yearly meeting of the pro- prietors of the company was heldl at the Royal Hotel, yesterday. Mr. W. S. Cartwright, chairman, presided but in consequence of the absence of the required num- ber of proprietors, the meeting did not begin at the time announced. After waiting an hour, The CHAIRMAN said after waiting the time required by the Companies Clauses Act, and not a sufficient number of proprietors being present to form a quorum* the only duty that meeting could perform was to de- i clare a dividend, which had been recommended by the directors, of 4 per cent. per annum, to be paid upon the 6th of March next. That was the only business they eeuld then go into; and he proposed that they should adjourn that meeting pro forma until to- morrow, and then if there were a sufficient number of proprietors at that meeting, they would proceed to elect directors and auditor. The retiring directors were Messrs. John Nixon, H. J. Evans, and Lient.-Colonel Hunt, and the retiring auditor, Mr. James Sydney Batchelor and if a meeting was not held to-morrow- as was probable, for if the proprietors did not assemble to-day, they would not then-those gentlemen would continue directors and auditor for the ensuing half- l year. He conld not allow that opportunity to pass, although they were not a quorum, without expressing, both on his own behalf and on behalf of his colleagues, thir extreme regret at the loss they had sustained by the death of their Chairman (hear, hear). No gentleman, f by any possibility, from the formation of the company < to tha time of his death, could have devoted more care and anxiety, or have given more practical sterling help to the undertaking than Mr. Crawshay Bailey and he assured them most sincerely that the company had lost a most valuable director by the lamented de- cease of that gentleman (hear, hear). There had been periods in the history of the company when the assist- ance rendered by the late chairman had been of an eminently valuable character, and of the greatest ad- vantage to the company and, he repeated, that in every respect the company had suffered a great loss in the death of Mr. Crawshay Bailey (hear, hear). j. Lieat.-Colonel CLIVE seconded the motion. T The report of the directors for the half-year past was to the following effect 1 The Directors recommend a dividend for the half-year at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum, payment thereof to be made on the 6th of March next. Since the last half- yearly meeting the directors have, in common with the proprietary, deeply to regret the death of their late chair- man, Mr. Crawshay Bailey. His invariable attention to the interests of the company from its formation, and the very many important services which he has rendered during its former period of difficulties, must cause his loss to be deeply lamented by the proprietary, as it is by his colleagues on the Board of Direction. The directors have had much pleasure in electing Mr, Crawshay Bailey, of Mandiff Court, Abergavenny, to the seat at the Board vacant by his father's death. Two meetings in the arbi- tration with the assignees of Messrs. Smith and Knight, have been held since the date of the last report, and every endeavour of your directors is being, and will be, made to bring this matter to a conclusion. The directors who re- tire in order are Messrs. Nixon, Evans, and Lieut-Colonel Hunt, who are eligible and offer themselves for re-election. The retiring auditor is Mr. James Sydney Batchelor, who likewise offers himself for re-election.
FUNERAL OF A SON OF BURNS. William Nieol Burns, the second of the three sons of Robert Burns, who survived infancy, died at his resi- dence at Cheltenham, a few days ago, in his 82nd year, and was buried on Wednesday. Like his younger bro- ther, James, who died in November, 1865, William was an officer in the East India Company's service, from which he retired on full pay nearly thirty years ago. His elder brother, Robert, died at Dumfries about ten years since. Till within a year or two, William en- joyed remarkably good health, and latterly succumbed rather to the increasing burdens of years than to any definite complaint. He was a quiet, mild-tempered, kindly, but gonial and gentlemanly Old Indian," with none of the fiery characteristics of his father, and with little or none of his literary genius. He left the mili- tary service with the reputation of an efficient soldier, and enjoyed his leisure and the society of his nieces with little variation on the social and domestic routine of such a place as Cheltenham, beyond an annual visit to Dumfries or Edinburgh, a short Highland tour, or a trip to London. Having been only five years of age at the time of his father's death, Colonel Burns's recollec- tion of him were but slight. Colonel Burns was buried on Wednesday in the Mausoleum, at Dumfries, besides his illustrious father, and where his mother, the immortal Jane Armour, and his two brothers are also interred. Col. Burns was named William Nicol after his father's friend, the master in the Hi"h School of Edinburgh, one of the trio celebrated in 11 Willio brew'd a peck o' maut."
KIDWELLY. A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA.—William Davies, an in- habitant of this place, while walking on the beach re- cently, pickad up a bottle, with the words" Dorset and Hazell, Champagne Gingerade, Barnstaple," inscribed on the glass. and a scrip of tobacco paper with the following words writren with black-lead inside The brig was lost last night, 25th of January. All hands lost; I am float- ing on a spar.—GEO. BROWN."
ABERDARE. EXPLOSION.—On Wednesday an explosion took placi at No. 9 pit, Abernant. Four men were burnt, two of them very badly, but fortunately there was no fatal case- The pit is a mile out of town, on the border of a wood, which seemed to conceal the sad circumstance, for it hardly knewn in town till evening. Cases of this are very rare in Abernant collieries. MORE THAN INTENDED.—A few days ago bills *e?e issued announcing a lecture from Dr. Price, in which b» proposes to give an account of what he saw in Londo«> and of the doings in St. Paul's on Thanksgiving Dtf' Another bill we are informed has now appeared, evident^ not under the Doctor's auspices. The bill alludes to t»« proposed lecture of the Doctor, and adds that he will te his hearers how the people's money is spent in pomp an extravagance. t1 A PROLIFIC FAMILY.-rA few days ago a working and his wife in this neighbourhood buried their seven teenth child. Their eighteenth child still survives to com v fort them for their many losses. n THE LATE MB. A. J, MORRIS.—Steps are being fe. in this town by a local committee to forward the na0f f ment of raising a sufficient sum of money to provide » I the education of his two sons in the London Oi'V* Asylum.