SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST ELECTION. The election of four proprietary trustees, under the Swansea Harbour Act, 1854, took place yesterday. A Bpirited contest was maintained throughout the day. A very old and worthy member, Mr. CIIAELES HENRY Smith, of Swansea Vale, has lost his seat, and Mr. CORY, of the firm of COlty, YEO, & Co., has been re- turned in his place. It is not an exaggeration to say that the election of the latter gentleman will be of the Neatest possible advantage to the port. The polling Was as follows:- H. H. Vivian. 298 T.Cory. 235 S- Benson 271 C. H. Smith 188 J- P. Budd 251 hen we take into consideration the importance of the duties delegated to this Board, and the necessity of adequately providing for the safety and accommodation of ships entering the harbour, the town may be con- gratulated upon having secured the services of able and thoroughly competent practical men.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. [REUTER'S AND PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.] FRANCE. PARIS, Feb. 29.-The negotiations with regard to the ^easures to be taken against the International by the °vernment are being proceeded with. It is said that j ey have resolved to adopt the idea of extending the jj^.aties of Extradition, and not recognising the Inter- bv as a political society, or the crimes committed TL niem'jers as punishable at common law. i Protests rc'Iative to the election of M. Bouher tj0 have been received fi^om Cersica assert that func- offinaries supported M. Rouher as if he had been an ve candidate. The Bureau entrusted with the Verification of the election has suspended its work, in orer to ascertain whether the allegation is well founded. Vol 0616 ^as 'iust 'jeen distributed among the deputies a lnfUCle pages, containing evidence relative to the Cn Rational of the 18th of March, which is full of ^ous revelations. bet ARlS' Friday. — The supplementary Convention pavWeen France and Germany, in reference to the Hes?leU^ the War indemnity, was signed on Wed- 6th "^ie millions due are to be paid on March • Germany allowing a discount of 5 per cent. v THE LEFT AND THE HOLY SEE. Friday.—The Republican Left will is n 6 Potions in favour of the Holy See. There 0 question of raising the state of siege. GERMANY. j, FALL OF A HOUSE. RANKFORT, Friday.'—A house fell in to-day, in the i ehgasse, burying its inhabitants. Fourteen have eii reeovored from the ruins, frightfully injured and mos% dead, « SPAIN. JterfYr' —f^e coa^ti°n between the Radicals, ar,s, Progressists, and Alphonsists meets with air es' l^^ie ProSressists, in some provinces, refuse hauce with the Alphonsists and Carlists. p INDIA. CKT,CUTTA February 29.-Lady Mayo proceeds to 011 the 7th of March, and will probably em- euj0 Bombay on the 14th. The Press unanimously "atoglSes the services of Major Burne, Lord Mayo's pri- bi ccretary, and praises Lord Napier for retaining 1n the same capacity. U AMERICA. tJial 1 0EK> Thursday.—The jury for Major Hill's as been finally empanelled. bmi^HlNGT°N, Thursday.—Messrs. Sumner and Trum- an ?Ve.:ma^e 'on8 speeches in favour of the resolu- ife 0 investigate the sale of Government arms, of u. s> Carpenter and Morton have replied, in defence l^e administration. Ninv THE ATTACK ON THE QUEEN. Q,Jeen | 0RK> March 1 (7 a.m.).The attack upon the Til ?a been generally denounced here. tioh tt -tribune says it will intensify the popular affeo- Th or the Queen. l°ya^e New York Times says it will fan the flame of a<&inft' 5;Q(^ exasperate still further the English people Fenianism. SUre at fra!<^ remarks that a universal feeling of plea- the oi» -i- r Majesty's escape will re-echo throughout Llvihsed world.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. The T LETTER FROM THE QUEEN. lefct e London Gazette, in a supplement, publishes a l°m Queen t° Mr. Gladstone, dated yesterday. s°Hal a^es^ states her anxiety to express her own per- °hild Ve^ sense °t the reception she and her ell th lIdren met with on Tuesday. Words are too weak, <W r continues, for the Queen to say how very tn6n y touched and gratified she has been by the im- (jeafSe enthusiasm and affection exhibited towards her W !°U an<^ herself, from the highest down to the 681 in the land. The THE TICHBORNE CASE. tQateria[°T,S"examination of Mr. Nangle elicted nothing °f clai ^hatillon Rogers, tutor, contradicted many bathijj^119,11^8 statements as to the accident when *atit a an(l to the brown mark on his side. M. Ber- levej. °tel.keeper, at Lima, said Roger Tichborne ^i°ns s,e^t by any other name, and contradicted pre- ^Huk iif QlenfjS °f claimant as to his having been ere when he sailed in the Bella. It ^aBABLE RETIREMENT OF MR. BAINES. Uight tb afUounced at a public meeting at Leeds last °Whion Baines, feeling that his educational ^°Uconf W<31-e °PP°se<J to those held by the majority of of the j}0rrQ*sts> would retire from the representation 0rough at the end of the present Parliament. The <?UEEN'S DEPARTURE FOR WINDSOR. teopldQueen, with Princess Beatrice, and Prince returned to Windsor yesterday. Atruevu ,CHarGE OF MURDER. !°mery fr, +v heen found against Inspector Mont- 'ewart. r murder of the bank manager, at Newton Several h sTRIIvE AT YORK. Sre °Q strike" '6^ meu the building trade, at York, ,,Yes ^TERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. induqtvi r?°r,n"1g the arrival of the machinery for CQtUrnence(j a c'asses of the International Exhibition 0F WALES IN PARIS. ted to nac. that the Princes of Wales is ex- mss theough Paris to-morrow (Sunday). fTheconcW C01?I>XJCT OF BAZAINE. are verv «^nS of t]'!e Comi»ission on the capitula- 6ry vere on Marshal Bazaine.
HOUSE OF LORDS.-FRIDAY. Their Lordships met at live o'clock. Several private Bills were advanced a stage, and their Lordships adjourned at 5.20.
HOUSE OF COMMONS. --FRIDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. GLASGOW RAILWAY BILL. On the motion for the second reading of the Glasgow and South Western Railway Bill, Mr. CRAUFURD moved as an amendment that it be read a second time that day six months. On a division, the amendment was carried by 117 against 25, and the bill was consequently thrown out. BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE. Lord ELCHO gave notice that on Friday, the 22nd of March, he will move a resolution declaring that the man- ner in which her Majesty's Government have dealt with the rules for the conduct of the business of the House could not be considered satisfactory, inasmuch as without obtaining a general concurrence of opinion on the part of members of the House, they had practically abrogated the state of things which the committee of 1866 had re- ported as being among the most important and ancient privileges of the House. while they had failed to produce any well-considered scheme for the sure and speedy dispatch of public business. POSTAL CARDS. In reply to Mr. GREENE, Mr. BAXTER stated that it had been decided by the Post-office authorities that in future not less than a dozen postal cards should be bought at one time, and that an extra halfpenny should be charged for the same. The reason for this was that experience had shown that the poor classes hardly ever bought the postal cards, and scarcely anyone ever purchased a single halfpenny stamp. The result of the new proposal would be a saving of 213,000 a year. He had also to state that the paper- makers having protested against the exclusion of private cards for postal purposes, the matter had been considered, and it was proposed, under certain circumstances, to do away with the existing restriction. OUR RELATIONS WITH JAPAN. In reply to Mr. WHITWELL. Lord ENFIELD stated that her Majesty's Government had complied with the request of the Japanese Govern- ment for a postponement of the revision of our treaty relations with Japan until after the return of the Japanese embassy from Europe. ARMY REGULATIONS. In answer to Sir PATRICK O'BRIEN, Mr CARDWELL stated that Irishmen might serve in the Foot Guards as well as Englishmen or Scotchmen, and there was no intention at present of adding to the number of regiments of the Guards. THE TELEGRAPHIC SYSTEM. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER, in reply to Mr. HEADLAM, said the procesp of paying the amount of money to railway companies for the telegraphs was not completed, and as certain other claims had not been as- certained or made, of course, they had not been paid, THE HORSE DUTY. In reply to Mr. J. HAMILTON, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER stated that a few days ago an order was passed by the Board of Inland Revenue to the effect that trainers should be relieved from horse dealers' duty in respect of sales of stock fillies and colts under five years old which had been stock upon a farm. THE AMERICAN CASE. Mr. G LADSTONE, referring to a question put to him on the previous evening by Mr. Disraeli, said that there was reason to believe that the American answer to the friendly communication af the English Government would leave America that evening. MEETING IN HYDE PARK. In reply to Sir W. LAWSON, Mr. ATRTON said he had no specific information to the effect that a meeting was proposed to be held in Hyde Park next Sunday for the purpose of "condemning the unscrupulous and time-serving policy of the Government," but if suoh a proposal had been made, it must be satis- factory to the country to know that the House was at the present moment engaged in legislation with respect to the parks. He had no knowledge as to whether any or what action had been taken in reference to the proposed meeting. A GENERAL SCHOOL OF LAW. On the order of the day for going into Committee of Supply, Sir ROUNDELL PALMER moved the following resolution: —1st. That it is desirable that a general school of law should be established in the Metropolis by public autho- rity for the instruction of students intending to practice in any branch of the legal profession, and of all other subjects of her Majesty who may desire to resort thereto. 2nd. That it is desirable, in th<> establishment of such school, to provide for examinations to be held by examiners impartially chosen, and to require certificates of the pass- ing of such examinations as may respectively be deemed proper for the several branches of the legal profession as necessary qualifications (after a time to be limited) for admission to practice in those branches respectively." Mr. O. MORGAN seconded the resolution. The ATTORNEY GENERAL, in opposing the motion, ex- pressed his regret that he was unable to accept a propo- sition which proceeded from so distinguished a member of the legal profession as Sir R. Palmer, but there were special reasons, which he explained, why the resolution could not be accepted by the House, and why the country should not be pledged to any particular course of action.
MR. ODGER ON THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Last evening, at Kingston-on-Thames, a disturbance took place whilst Mr. Odger was lecturing on the History of the House of Lords.
MERTHYR. THE RATING OF COTTAGES.—A meeting of cottage pro- prietors was held at the Lord Raglan Inn on Thursday night, Mr. J. W. James in the chair..Mr. W. Gould and others addressed the meeting, the object of which was to take measures against the increased assessment of cottages throughout the parish recently made by the Assessment Committee. It was stated that cottage pro- perty was previously assessed above its real value, as was proved by its unprofitable nature. Scores of houses in some of the best streets in the workmen's districts of the town had been allowed to fall into ruin because of the heavy burdens upon them in various forms. It was re- solved to hold a public meeting on the question, and also to have the case of the cottage owner properly laid before the Assessment Committee by a solicitor.
NEATH. At the petty sessions, yesterday, before Mr. G. Llew- ellyn, and the Rev. W. Griffiths, Richard William Starkey, a commercial traveller, was summoned by the Great Western Railway Company for riding in a second class carriage with a third class ticket. Defendant said he got into a third class carriage at Llantrissant, but the carriage was wet and dirty; he stood it as long as he could, and at Port Talbot he asked for a second class smoking depart- ment, omitting to mention that he had a third class ticket. He intended to pay the excess at Swansea, and told the inspector so when he examined tickets at Briton Ferry. Fined 10s. and costs, or fourteen days' impri- sonment. ————
LLANTRISSANT. PETTY SESSIONS, At the petty sessions held yesterday, at the Town Hall, before Major Lee and Mr. William Prichard, Henry Lewis, Thomas Evans, and Francis Hake were charged with assaulting Amelia Lock on Sunday evening last, near Talygarw Church. Thomas Evans and Francis Hake were fined 22 each and cost-- and Henry Lewis 21 and costs, or, in default, 14 days im- prisonment—Jeremiah Lewis, landlord of the Rock and i ountain was fined five shillings and costs for harbouring drunkenness in his house. P. C. Cadd proved the case.'— Thomas Llewellyn and James Morgan were charged by Mr. Booker's keeper with trespassing in pursuit of game; Fined £1 each and cost. s-John Rees, of Rhubridwell, W^v/r one shilling and costs, for riding without reins. —-Mark Barrett, for fraudu- lently removing goods. Al- lowed by the magistrates to be settled. SCHOOL BOARD.-The usual monthly meeting of this Board took place yesterday at the Reading-room of the Literary Institute, where it has been arranged that the meetings shall be held. There were present-Mr. G. Williams chairman, Dr Lloyd, Rev. J. P. Jones, Messrs. Wm. Williams, J. Lewis, D. Davies, and W. Davies.
CARDIFF. EXTENSIVE ROBBERY FROM A JEWELLER.—At the Police court, yesterday, before Messrs R. O. Jones, G. Phillips, and A. Bassett, Henry Taylor, a respectably dressed young man, was charged with stealing a quantity of jewellery, the property of Mr. Moretti, jeweller, &c., Bute-street. Mr. Ensor appeared on behalf of the prisoner. The first witness called was Mr. Moretti, who said that the prisoner had been in his employ for some time as a journeyman watchmaker. He had missed a lot of jewellery of the value of £ 40; but he had no suspicion of the prisoner. He iden- tified three watches, a scent bottle, a guard and several other articles as his property, by a private mark which he had engraved upon them. Detective Newman said from information he received last Monday, he went in search of the prisoner, and found he had been taken in custody by the Brynmawr police. He went to his father's house at Brynmawr, where the prisoner lived, and searched his box. He found part of the jewellery in the bottom, and some on his person. There are also several articles in the pawn- broker's shops of this town. The case was remanded for a week to allow the police to thouroughlyinvestigatethecase. THE BODY FOUND IN THE DOCK. -Ali inquest was held at the Town-hall yesterday, before Mr. R. L. Reece, coroner, on the body of Guisseppe Franciscovich. seaman on board the Ansfiian shin, Krasizza Superiore The captain, Alessandro Zanibelli, stated that he brought ihe ship into Cardiff from Amsterdam on the 7tn of last December. The deceased was one of the erew. The ship lay in the East Docks for about two months. The de- ceased was missed three weeks ago. He left the ship in the evening after dark by himself. He had not been on shore before, and he did not know his way He was not seen afterwards. Samuel Jones. No. 4, Tyndall-street, said he saw the body floating in the East Dock on Thurs- day morning, and he gave information to the police. Bute Dock Policeman Mullins said the last witness came and told him there was a man floating at the top of the East Dock. With the assistance of seme buoys he got the body out and took it to the dead house Inspector Price said he examined the body and found no marks of violence upon it; but it was io a state of decomposition. The jury returned a verdict of found drowned. LOCAL PETITIONS. On Wednesday night petitions in favour of the Permissive Prohibitory Liquor Bill were presented by Mr. Richard, from Clwydfagwr and Twyny- rodyn, Merthyr-Tydfil; by Mr. Sartoris, from Indepen- dents of Pembrey, in favour of international system of arbitration for the settlement of national disputes from Penybont, Trelech, against the payment of school fees from local rates, and for other amendments to the Education Act; and from Unitarians of Onessfarw, near Llandilo, to the same effect; by Major Morgan, from the Board of Conservators of the Rhymney district, in favour of Mr. Dillwyn's Salmon Fishery Bill; by Mr. Walsh, from Radnorshire, in favour of arbitration in international disputes; by Mr. Morrison, from the Blaina and Abergelle Collieries, in favour of the Mines Regula- tion Bill; and by Mr. Dillwyn, from Board of Conser- vators of the Teify and Aeron Distict, in favour of the Salmon Fishery Bill No. 2. On Thursday night petitions were presented by Mr. Richard, from Merthyr Tydfil, in favour of amending the Scotch Education Bill, and from Moddfa Baptist Chapel, Treorki, in favour of amending the Elementary Education Act; by Mr. Scourfield, from Haverfordwest and South Wales, by Mr. H. Richard, from Merthyr, and by Mr. Hoskyns, from Hereford and Monmouth, in favour of Sir Roundel Palmer's motion for a School of Law. THE ENTRY OF STEAM AND SAILING SHIPS TO THE BUTE DOCKS —A case of considerable interest to owners of steam and sailing ships was heard at the Cardiff Police Court yesterday,by Mr. R. 0 Jones, the stipendiarymagis- trate, Mr. A. Bassett, and Mr. G. Phillips. It was a sum- mons taken out to determine the long vexed question as to the right of steam ships, to precedence in entering docks. Capt. George Johnson was summoned for that, being dockmaster of the Bute East Dock, he did exercise his authority in an unfair manner by allowing other ships to go in dock before the barque Ettie, she having stemmed first, on the 16th of February. Mr. J. P. Ingledew appeared for, Capt. Knight, master andpartowner of the barque, by whom the information was laid. Mr. L. V. Sherley appeared for the dock authorities. The facts may be simply stated. It is the custom for vessels entering the port of Cardiff to anchor in Penarth Roads. The captains came ashore, and reported their arrival at the dock office, where their names are put upon the "stem book," and the ships enter dock in the order in which they are stemmed. But this regulation in this port has not applied to steam ships which, taking precedence of sailing vessels, come direct into dock without stemming. The Ettie, which was in ballast, and was coming to Cardiff to load, stemmed on the 14th ultimo. On the 16th, the day on which it was her turn to enter, several steam ships took precedence, and one or more sailing ships-one the Utopia, laden with a cargo of timber-which had stemmed after the Ettie, was admitted first. This was the ground of com- plaint, and these facts having been stated, Mr. Ingledew contended, in an able manner, that vessels should enter dock according to the order in which they stemmed, and any deviation from that rule-as in the case of steamers, and particularly in the case of the Utopia, a sailing vessel—was an improper exercise of authority on the part of the dockmaster, and most unfair to ships which were thereby detained. For the defence. Mr. Chas. Thompson, Mr. D. Griffiths, of the Powell's Duff- ryn Company, and Mr. E. C. Downing were called. They stated that it was the regular custom for steam ships to enter straight from the sea without stemming, and that were any other practice to prevail, the owners of steam ships would suffer considerable loss by detention, their vessels entailing a much greater daily cost than sailing vessels. It was further contended that steam-ships, by the facilities offered, were enabled to enter, lead, or clear with great rapidity, and if they were subjected to the same detention as sailing ships, besides the addi- tional cost to the owners, the trade of the port would suffer (1) because the export of coal would be considerably retarded; (2) because, consequently, the supply of coal from the collieries coming down would be smaller; and (3) because steamship-owners resenting the detention, would send their vessels to other ports, With respect to the Utopia, it was stated that vessels above a certain size were sometimes admitted without reference to their place in the stem, because they could only enter dock on a spring tide and were they not so admitted they would suffer a long delay, and be compelled to await another spring tide. A further exception from stemming was in the case of ships with cargoes of perishable goods. It was admitted that the Utopia's cargo was not of a perishable nature, but it was contended that she was allowed to enter because of the tide. After hearing the arguments, which, with the evi- dence, extended to considerable length, the magistrates dismissed the summons. Mr. Ingledew applied for a case for a superior court, which, after some further dis- cussion, the Bench ultimately granted.
NEW TREDEGAR. A public meeting was lately held in Saron Baptist Chapel to support Mr. Dixon in his proposed praise- worthy attempt to amend The New Education Act," the working of which has proved so unsatisfactory throughout the country. Speeches were made on the sub- ject bytheRevds. M. Wright, E. Davies, and J. Jones (Mathetes), Rhymney. 1 he chair was filled by Mr. R. Lonie, a member of the Bedwellty School Board. The petition prepared and read to the meeting was unani- mously adopted, and signed in behalf of the meeting by the chairman. The Rev. J. C. Powell, minister of the chapel, was also present.
YSTRAD. VESTRY MEETING. -At a vestry held on Thursday last Mr. S. W. Welby, in the chair, to take into considera- tion. the propriety of erecting a hospital to accommodate small-pox patients, as requested by the local government board, the business was introduced by the chairman reading a letter from the latter authority dated the 15th ult. ,advisinglthem to take ImmedIat.e.steps to erect sufficient accommodation to meet the requirements of the parish in epidemic visitations. It was resolved that it is at present premature to provide hospital accommodation, but in case any urgent necessity arises in the opinion of our medical advisers, we hold ourselves ready to make such provision with promptitude. The following gentlemen were elected to serve on the Sanitary Board for 1872: Evan Williams, George Evans, John John, Treherbert; T. D. Phillips, Evan Evans, Treorky S. W. Kelly. D. Treharne, E.Morgan, Ystrad; J. R. Thomas, D. Davies, W. Richards, John Williams, Lax. A vote of thanks to the Chairman, and to the retiring members, concluded the business of the day. We are requested to state, that the resolution adopted at a recent vestry meeting, referred to a "dissinfecting house," and not an hospital as reported. °
SWANSEA. Petitions have been presented by Mr. Hussey Vivian in the House of Commons from meetings of miners working at the Rhyd yr Helig, Troedyrhyw, and Dunraven col- lieries, praying for legislation calculated to prevent acci- dents in mines. Also from a public meeting held at Caersalem Newydd, Swansea, in favour of the Permissive Prohibitory Liquor Bill. COPPER ORE SALES.—At the Swansea ticketing on Wednesday the sales of copper ore were as annexed :— Grenfell and Sons, 144i tons Sims, Willyams, Nevill, 2 Druce, and Co., 201 tons Vivian and Sons, 1G2 tons Williams, Foster, and Co., 201g tons and Mason and Elkington, 72 tons. The averages on the whole sale were as follow :—Average produce, 20 11-16 per cent.; price per ton of 21cwt. dry weight, 1;16 13s. 5d.; ditto Cape ores, £ 29 13s. 4d. price per unit of produce, 16s. lid. ditto Cape ores, 16s. 6d. standard, £ 91 7s ditto calcu- lated for 9 per cent. produce, t102 12s. As compared with the previous sale there was a reduction of 2M. in the price per unit of produce. The aggregate sale amounted to 992 tons, which realized £16,538, being an average of £ 16 3s. 5d. per ton. YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.—On Thursday evening a very interesting meeting of the above association took place at their room in Herbert-place. About eighty people sat down to tea, which was served at 6 o'clock. There were a number of ladies present, who had kindly volunteered their services The company was composed of all the creeds," and a very happy family they seemed to constitute for the time, and a very pleasant evening was spent. After the repast an adjournment took place to the 'library, which is well furnished and stocked with selected books. Mr. Power, of the firm of Richards and Power, took the chair. The singing of a hymn, followed by prayer, opened the devotional part of the proceedings. The Rev. T. C. Gullan, M.A., Presbyterian Church, then gave an address on the "Healthy vitality of spiritual life. It was a matter of sad reflection and great mourning to find that, after all the efforts they had made the Associa- tion had no real vitality—no deep, religious life He urged upon the young men more individual heart-search- ing, more reliance on the power of the Gospel, and less on outward, extraneous efforts. The power of the Asso- ciation was within themselves, and nothing could be ac- complished unless the y.ung men themselves gave their co-operation to the work they piofessedto have so much at heart. Mr. Davis then made a few remarks upon the need of co-operation and christian love. Matters would mend if there existed amongst each other more mutuality and brotherhood. Mr. R. Sutherland then addressed the meeting. He took for his subject Life and Light." In showing the distinction between the two truths he ex- plained how there could be life in the soul without light, that how it was impossible to have the spiritual light with- out life. In Him was life, and the life was the light of man." Since the fall of man God had no object of life or light on the earth till the Lord Jesus came. Then, when he sent his Son He sent His life of the world, and the life of the world is declared to be the light of the world. And it is in the person of Christ we believe this divine glory and mystery. The influences he drew therefore were manifest. The be- liever really possessed Christ himself as his life which was apprehended by Faith. He forcibly brought home Paul's teaching, on the same doctrine, who said, £ I live, yet not I, but Christ who liveth in me." Mr. Sutherland con- cluded his address by strongly appealing to his hearers not only to live Christ, but to walk Christ. The at- tention to the addresses was very close and sustained. The Rev. Mr. Meigh, curate, St. Mary's, then made a few remarks. The proceedings were closed by prayer, the rev. gentleman of Pell-street chapel, offering up the same. SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD.-A meeting of this Board was held at the Guildhall yesterday. There were present —Mr. T. Wilson (chairman), Rev. T. Thomas, Messrs. T. Phillips, C. Bath, G. B. Strick, W. Thomas, J. Cady, T. Trewe, and A. Davies. A letter from the School De- partment was read recommending that Close Penderry, Llansamlet Lower and Swansea parish be united under one School Board. It also set forth the number of chil- dren for whom accommodation will have to be provided, and suggestions as to how that accommodation can best be made. After a great deal of discussion, Mr T. Wilson moved, and Mr. C. Bath seconded, 1. "That the Board agree in the main with the rcommendation. of their Lordships of the Privy Council as to the deficien- cies of educational accommodation in Swansea, and the means of providing for that deficiency. 2. That this Board approves of the addition of the outlying districts to the borough as greatly facilitating the economical and effective provision of school accommodation for the entire inhabitants of the district. 3. That while in the main, approving of the suggestions made, this Board considers that some of the proposals are capable of improve- ment with advantage, both on the score of economy and efficiency, and with a view of maturely consider- ing the same, suggests that the communication be referred to the School Sites Committeee; and and that they be requested to report on the same at an early date. 4. That the Clerk to the Board be instructed to obtain information from the Committee of Council on Education whether the formation of a United School District is their final design, or merely a recommendation —if it had the force of a positive order then the School Board should base their recommendation of the new erections and enlargements of schools accordingly but if it amounted to a mere suggestion then the erection of schools not affected by it and not situated upon the boundary of the borough, be proceeded with at once, leaving the consideration of the annexed districts referred to for future consideration. The report of the Finance Committee was then read and adopted. It stated that the balance to the debit of the Board was j656 6s. Id.; and recommended that no steps be taken to enforce the mandamus until after the next meeting of the Town Council. The clerk was requested to prepare an estimate of expenses for the next six months. —lUtf/fjed School. The plans produced were agreed to with some slight alterations, and the committee was asked to report on the cost at the next meeting.— Children's Officer. The diary of this officer was placed on the table, and the Chairman stated that he had spoken to a good many masters and mistresses of the town, and that they had all told him the results of Mr. Williams's visits had been most beneficial. This concluded the business. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—At the police court, on Tuesday, before Mr. Horman-Fisher, James O'Connoly was fined 5s. and costs, on the information of P.C. Wil- liams, for being drunk and disorderly, on the 29th ult. Margaret Regus, charged by P.C. Evan Jenkins with a similar offence, on the same day, was sent to prison for a month. WAGES CASE.—Nathaniel Gadley, seaman, summoned Thomas Rosser, captain of the ship, for non-payment of wages. The case was dismissed. INDECENT CONDUCT.—Mary Ann Richards, charged by P.C. George Keefe with committing this offence, on the 25th ult, was discharged upon payment of costs. The other cases set down for hearing were either dismissed, in consequence of the parties interested in them not appear- ing, or adjourned to a future day.
NEWPORT. HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS.—The monthly meeting of this body was held at the Town-hall yesterday. Mr. Charles Lyne in the chair; present-Messrs. Joseph Latch, H. J. Davies, John Moses, T. B. Batchelor, Thos. Beynon, Admiral Tootj, with Mr. Morris, deputy clerk. The minutes having been read, the harbour dues for the month of February were reported to be £12<1 17s 4d, as against £h9 6s. 5d. for February, the grid- iron receipts were £ U 12s. 3d, as against kl7 4s. 8d. for corresponding month last year. The Harbour Master re- por'ed that on Saturday, Feb. 10th, Geo. Williams was summoned for casting ashes into the Avon Llwyd. at the Pontymoile iron works. He was convicted and fined £ 5 and costs this is the second conviction obtained against thut person. In accordance with instructions given at the meeting of February 2nd, he inquired of Mr. Hands, the Nantygloand Bla-iia agent, whether the company would consent or not to pay the expenses of placing a mooring on Mr. Lovell's, the adjoining wharf, for the use of vessels using the Blaina. Thf-yjliave consented to do so, and the mooring is now being fixed. The plan, specifications, and estimate of the two cottages proposed to be built on the gridiron wharf for the use of the men employed in clean- ing and attending to the gridiron would come before them for consideration. The ri 'cr bank in Cold Harbour Reach, continues the same as when last reported. Mr. Thomas has signed the contract to keep the ballast trams, nine in number, in proper working order for kl4 per annum, at the Commissioners' ballast wharf. A letter was read from Mr. A. Darby, manager of the Ebbw Vale Company, complaining of the proeeedings taken by the Commissioners as against the representatives of the company for tipping rubbish into the Afon Llwyd. The Clerk was directed to write an explanatory letter, stating the position in which matters stood, assuring Mr. Darby that the Commissioners had only done that which they were really compelled to do. A reward of £ 5 was ordered to be paid to William Scantlebury, for giving informa- tion which led to the conviction of a man for throwing ballast into the river Usk. ° THE EDUCATION MEETING.—The following are the reso- lutions which were unanimously adopted at the meeting briefly reported in our issue of yesterday :—" That, in the opinion of this meeting, the only satisfactory basis of a national system of education is that which shall limit the action of the State to the provision of secular instruction which all children shall receive in common, the responsi- bility of the religious education of each district being thrown upon voluntary effort." That, in the opinion of this meeting, School Boards should be established in every district as the best mesins of educating the people but it protests against the payment of denominational fees, and urgently demands the repeal of the 25th clause and part of the 74th." That the Chairman of this meeting be re- quested to forward the resolutions to Sir J. W. Ramsden, Bart., M.P., and to express a hope that the hon. member will support Mr. Dixon's motion for the amendment of the Education Act." REFUSING TO SAIL.—On Friday, at the Borough police court, before Mr. D. Harrhy (mayor) and several other magistrates, the crew of the ship Hastings, of Liver- pool (14 in all) were brought up on warrants for refusing to sail after signing agreements. Their plea was that the vessel was unseaworthy, and their statement was strengthened by the fact that a previous crew, with the captain and first mate, had also refused to go to sea in her. On the other hand the present captain and mates, a practical shipwright, and Mr. H. Edwards, Llovds' agent here, deemed her perfectly safe. The Bench ordered her to be surveyed by Mr. R. Gething, harbourmaster, and by Lloyds' surveyor. ASSAULTING A IVIFE.Tereiiiiih O'Reily was charged before the borough magistrates on Friday, with assaulting his wife with a poker. Fined 20s. and costs, or one month's hard labour. SELLING BEER AT ILLEGAL HoeRs. -J eremiah Hurley was charged with selling beer at two o'clock in the morn- ing. Mr. Bradgate, solicitor, appeared for Hurley. The charge was proved by Sergeant Winnell and P.C. Evans and found two men concealed in the cellar. Fined 10s. and costs. DRUNK AND INCAPABLE —William Holland, of Swansea, a respectably attired man, was fined 5s. for being drunk and disorderly, as proved by P.C. Morgan. STEALING DOLLY V ARDEN.-Sarah Williams, of Cardiff, who had been twice remanded on a charge of stealing 20 yards of Dolly Varden print, was now committed for trial at the Usk Quarter Sessions. It also appeared that she was wanted in Cardiff for a similar offence.
PONTYPRIDD. GREAT LANDSLIP. —A landslip occurred a little way out of this town on the embankment of the Rhondda branch of the Taff Vale Railway, at half-past seven yesterday morning, owing, probably, to some latent springs forcing an egress through, and the late heavy and continual rains. The attention of the railway authorities was called to the fact that all was not safe early in the morning, and the last train that passed before the slip occurred was at seven o'clock. The earth has slipped for 35 yards parallel with the up line and the parish road, completely, for the time, blocking up the vehicular, traffic, and causing the up and down traffic on the railway to proceed with great caution on the down line. Every facility possible was given to foot passengers to pass the road by means of planks placed so as to make a path to descend and ascend to and from the line which passengere were obliged to walk before gaining the road. A staff of about fifty men was at once put on, and the work of clearing the debris at once commenced. In the course of a few hours a passage was made for vehicles We are glad to state that no person was touched by the fall, although just previously a horse, cart, and driver had passed, and several gentlemen had, fortunately, cleared the spot before the wall and soil behind it gave way. Men will be put on to rebuild the wall and solidify the embankment to-night. INQUEST -At the inqnest into the cause of the death of David Bowen, which was recorded in yesterday's impres- sion, held at the Bunch of Grapes, the verdict returned was that of "Disease of the heart." CHANGE OF BOOKING OFFICE.—We have to note that only one booking office for passengers is now open at the Pontypridd station. Tickets will have to be taken at the new booking office for all stations on the line either up or down. ———
-LLANELLY. LLANELLY RAILWAY.—The half-yearly meeting of this company was held on Wednesday, at the offices, Victoria- road. Westminster, Mr. J. Biddulph in the chair. The re- report stated that the revenue receipts for the half year ending the 31st of December, 1871, amounted to C27,503, and the expenses to £ 15,18S, leaving a balance of £ 12,315, which would pay for the payment of interest on debentures, moiety of rent on the Vale of Towy Railway, and dividends on the 5 per cent, and 6 per cent, pre- ference stocks. The balance was sufficient for a divi- dend at the rate of 4:j per cent. per annum on the ordinary stock; but the directors recommended 4 per cent. with a balance of £035. The earn- ings showed an increase of kl,303. The workinglexpenses, inclusive of the hire of waggons, were tSSI more than in the corresponding six months of the preceding year. The capital account to the 31st of December last showed that £ 426,274 had been expended, leaving a balance of £ 37,134. On the motion of the Chairman, the report was adopted, and a dividend declared on the ordinary srock of the com- pany at the rate of 4 per cent. per annum fur the past half- year; the retiring directors, Mr. W. Blount and Mr. J. T. Kirkwood, were ie-elected, and also the retiring auditor, Mr. W. Morris. HARBOUR ROARD.-At a meeting of this Board held yesterday, Mr. C. W. Nevill in the chair, the Harbour Master reported that the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway Company had made application to Par- liament for an Act to enable them to construct further works at Burry Port—an extension of the existing pier on the west side of the entrance, and the erection of a new pier on east side. He had inspected the plans and sections of the proposed works, and had come to the conclusion that they would not interfere withthenavigationof the port of Llanelly. He also reported that the screw steamer Sedg- moor, after having, on Wednesday, run down a buoy, came into collision the same day with a French schooner, which immediately sank, and one mail of her crew was drowned. The rest of the French orew were taken on board the Sedgmoor, and conveyed to Llanelly the same evening. The collision took place about ten miles S.W. of Lundy. The draft bye-laws concerning the landing and stowage of petroleum, required by a recent Act of Parliament, were laid before the board, and with a few alterations, were ordered to be carried out. There was no other business of much general interest.
ABERDARE. FREEMASONRY.—Thursday being St. David's Day, the annual festival of the St. David's Lodge, No. 679, was celebrated. The brethren assembled at their Lodge-room at three o'clock, when Bro. Rhys Howell, S.W., was in- stalled as worshipful master for the ensuing year by Bro. Fred. Ware, Prov. G. Registrar. At five o'clock the brethren sat down to an excellent banquet provided by Bro. A. Jones, at the Black Lion Hotel, under the presi- dency of tne newly installed W.M. RECOGNITION OF SERVICES.—On Thursday a number of Ivorites met at the Green Dragon Inn, to acknowledge the faithful services rendered to the Lodge Gomer Aberdar," held at the above house, by Mr. William Williams, their late secretary. Mr. Thomas Thomas was called to the chair in the absence of Canon Jenkins, who came in late in the evening. The testimonial consisted of a group of Mr. Williams and family in painted photograph. The presentation was made by Mrs. Jones the landlady, after which a pleasant evening was passed in hearing songs and addresses.
CARMARTHEN. ASSOCIATION MEETING.—At a quarterly meeting of the Baptist denomination, held at Carmel, "in Carmarthen- shire a, few days ago, the following resolution was uniwimously passed That this meeting, in view of the misrepresentations and culumnies of the Tory press_ with prespect to the Dissenters of the Principality, rejoices at thai starting of the Liberal paper called the South Wales Daily News, by Messrs. D. Duncan and Sons of Cardiff and urges all the friends of lLberalism to do their utmost in promoting its circulation."
DINAS. A concert of vocal music was given at Zoar Baptist Chapel, on Thursday evening. The proceeds are to *be devoted to the erection of a new Baptist Chapel, at Touy, pandy.
We commend the consideration of a matter, to which we now only make cursory reference, to Working-men, in the belief that Trade Societies are not instituted for the purpose of throwing their ^gis over the unskilful, the dilatory, or the incom- petent, but rather to develop the best qualities in the most intelligent way, and to ensure not only the highest possible rate of remuneration, but the frill competency of those whose interests they seek to protect.