FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. I ———*——— I [REUTER'S AND PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.] a FRANCE. ( VERSAILLES, Monday.—Pouyer Quertier will have an interview with M. Thiers, this morning. It is believed the Finance Minister will resign. t. THREATENED REPRISALS IN FRANCE. F PARIS, Monday Evening.—Several Ambassadors have threatened reprisals in case France continues to levy duties contrary to existing Treaties of Commerce. PARIs.Rentes closed at 56f. 62c. ROUEN, Monday.—The trial of M. Janvier de la Motto f or embezzlement, has t)-day resulted in a ver- dict of 11 Not Guilty." BELGIUM. BRUSSELS, Monday Evening. The Independence Beige has information that the German Government Schools Inspection Bill will probably pass. AUSTRIA. VIENNA, March 3.—A decree of the Minister of Public Worship orders that none of the documents issued by the Old Catholic parties, or the actions of their priests, shall be recognised by the State. The credit of half a million florins, demanded of the | Reichsrath by Government, is intended for the tem- porary assistance of necessitous Roman Catholio priests until their income shall be regulated by the new law, which is being prepared on the subject, and which is already in a forward state. RUSSIA. ST. PETERSBURGIR, March 3.—The German officers in the Russian army have published an appeal to all sub- jects of the German Empire residing in Russia to celebrate the birthday of the Emperor William, which occurs on the 22nd of March. It is intended to give a public banquet, and the question of organising a national fete is under consideration. GREECE. ATHENS, March 3.—The Royal family of Denmark have left here for Naples. About the end of the month they will meet the Prince and Princess of Wales at Como, Italy. t The electoral Colleges for the election of the members of the Chamber of Deputies will be convoked on the 9th !t,. of March. !jJ AMERICA. !K' THE ALABAMA CLAIMS. NEW YORK, Saturday.—Mr. Secretary Fish's reply to Plarl Granville went by to-day's mail. It has not pub- licly transpired, but the Washington correspondents of the principal morning and evening journals agree in repiesenting its tone to be eminently pacific. NEw YORK, Monday.—The World deprecates abuse of Mr. Gladstone. It considers the treaty under the r American interpretation has completely broken down. INDIA. END OF THE LOOSHAI WAR. F CALCUTTA, March 4, 10.30 a.m.—General Brownlow Reports on February 28th, that Sylhoo chiefs, represent- ing entire tribes, have submitted on the same terms as We Howlongs. The expedition is substantially ended, and the troops returning. Major Macdonald, with an escort of the Ghoorkas, proceeds to the Sookpilals country to COtnplete a road between Cachar and Chittagong.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. The TICHBORNE CASE ITS PROBABLE TER- ? MINATION. Jules Berrant, formerly servant to Roger Tichborne, BWore yesterday that claimant was not the real Roger. lie had not the same features. Eleanor Chatilloa, wife Of Roger's tutor, gave positive evidence respecting the tattoo marks, and the Rev. Sebastian Salice, Roman Catholic, aui Mr. Robert Mansfield, a retired barrister, both swore that Claimant was not Roger Tichborne. Soon after the mid-day adjournment the Foreman said, having heard the evidence with regard to the tattoo 70aarlis, and subject to his Lordship's direction, and to the hearing of any other evidence the learned counsel fiiay desire to advance, the jury did not require any farther evidence (sensation). Serjeant Ballantine wished to make no definite reply to this statement, and asked for an adjournment. This was ultimately agreed to, and the Judge directed that Baigent should be in attendance on Wednesday lnorning. STRIKE AMONG CABMEN. ..The cabmen of York have struck for an advance of ^ree shillings per week. THE TIN MARKET. The standards of tin ore were yesterday advanced Per ton all round in Cornwall. The miners' wages lUestion has been settled amicably at St. Just. STRIKE AT LEEDS. A mass meeting was held at Leeds yesterday after- noon of the ten thousand flax operatives who struck |n the morning, when it was resolved to hold out for 'he nine hours system. The meeting was unanimous. MANSLAUGHTER AT SHIELDS. James, the man who killed the German sailor at ^hields on January 1st, was sentenced at Durham Assizes yesterday, to twenty years' penal servitude. (MARRIAGE OF DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER. T t A rumour obtains currency that Lord Penzance is Bill to introduce the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill in t 0 ie House of Lords, and that the Archbishop of York 111 to cease his opposition. LADY CHARLES KER. Lady Charles has passed a quiet night. Her general ^'tQptorns, though complicated with very grave indica- V1?8) are altogether more favourable. Her Majesty ^sited the unfortunate lady on Saturday, staying for "out twenty minutes. LIBEL BY AN INSURANCE AGENT. At the Leicester Assizes yesterday, William Lambert, prance agent, was sentenced to twelve months' im- j^isonment for libels on Mr. Johnson, Loan Society Manager, at East Barnet, whom he accused of malver- 8ation of Friendly Society funds. HEALTH OF THE PRINCE OF WALES. Prince of Wales still suffers from the" affection a 8 le8- He was able to take a carriage airing with t!9 PriQcess on Saturday. The Prince's departure for 6 Continent will probably be unavoidably delayed for v, s"Ort time. It is now expected that the visit of his rHighness to Great Yarmouth to review the Nor- folk Artillery Militia will take place in the first week 01 June.
a eakpa-ST.—EPPS'S COCOA.—GRATEFUL AND COMFORTING,— By knowledge of the natural laws which govern thei opera- te fi,? digestion and nutrition, and by a careful application of our K ProPerties of well-selected cocoa, Mr. Epps has provided Slav 0re as^ tables with a delicately flavoured beverage which Jktadp»-Ve us many heavy doctors' bills."—Cm? Service Gazette. _ae simply with Boiling Water or Milk. Each packet is labelled toaktlME? ';>PS & Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London. Also, ers of Epps's Cacaoine, a very thin beverage for evening use. PTOVF5INL-CK'S ANDEIION COFFEE, refreshing, healthy, and much ap- dilirm t1?,3, m,ost valuable beverage for preserving a healthy con- ttiedio;« liver a,1(l stomach, and as an aid to more poteiit Itftfir '!es' In canisters at 6d., 10d., and Is. 6d. each. Shop- Sale nlay t>e supplied by the proprietor, or the following whole- Ui iffiv,"6,1, ? :—Leonard and Robinson, Bristol; Clutterbuck and and r,ri!sto1; Hugh Bevan, wholesale grocer, Bridgend Ivy vies, commission agents, Swansea. thei.c0f's ,ar? the cause of nine-tenths of the diseases of children r'Sht r 's very important that every parent should seek the .y for their expulsion, and that remedy is undoubtedly sto0(j 'Williams's Pontardawe Worm Lozenges," which have ^an „, „e egt for the last twenty years, and are now more popular etlgravpH that t,le words "Williams's Worm Lozenges," are 8Willin„ ,til0 government stamp, without which none are box, < >. I h0ld by most Chemists at 9 £ d., Is. ljd. and 2s. 9d. per J. i)avi07 ,P°st for 14 and 34 stamps, from the sole Manufacturer, s> Chemist, Swansea. -152
HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY. Their Lordships met at live o'clock. IRISH TEMPORALITIES COMMISSION. The Earl of LONGFORD presented a petition from the In- corporated Society of Attorneys and Solicitors of Ireland, praying that the vacancy in the Irish Church Tem- poralities Commission caused by the death of the Right Hon. G, A. Ha nilton should be filled up. IRISH RAILWAYS. The Marquis of CLANRICARDE moved for copies of the instructions under which Captain Tyler was authorised to collect information respecting the financial condition and prospects of the railways of Ireland, and of the reports or other communications to the Government from that officer. The Earl of DUFFERIN stated that Captain Tyler had not been instructed to inquire into the financial prospects or the status of the Irish railways, but had been permitted rather than authorised to take advantage of his visit to Ireland to enter into communication with various persons interested in the management of Irish railways, and to ascertain what, in their opinion, were the terms on which the railways may be bought Under these circumstances the Government had no report or communication to pro- duce. The Marquis of CLANRICARDE, in withdrawing the motion, said he should on a future occasion again bring the subject before the House. MISCELLANEOUS. The Duke of RICHMOND asked what bills the Govern- ment intended to originate in the House of Lords. Earl GRANVILLE remarked that of late years the ques- tion of the inequalities of the business transacted in the two Houses had been constantly brought forward. He reminded their lordships that several of the bills now before the Commens, such as the Secret Voting and Cor- rupt Practices Bills had special reference to the House. He believed that three Irish bills-the Bankruptcy Bill, the Prisoners' Bill, and the Bill for Abolition of Impri- sonment for Debt would be introduced before Easter time, and others of less importance, but it was not likely that their lordships would be as fully employed as was de- sirable before Easter. The Marauis of SALISBURY urged the importance of some step being taken by their lordships to remedy the evil. He suggested that such measures as did not involve party considerations might be initiated in the House of Lords. Earl GREY said the effect of the present system was that when legislation did take place it was imperfect, crude, hasty, and ill-considered. Matters were better regulated in former times, especially in the House of Commons, but the Government in both Houses had displayed a great want of energy and discretion in the conduct of public business. Lord REDESDALE thought that good rather than harm frequently resulted from the rejection of a measure by their Lordships, on the ground of want of time to con- sider it; the result generally was, that when the Bill was again brought in the following Session, it was a much more matured measure. Lord HALIFAX thought the functions of the House of Lords were as a rule better exercised in the revision of the measure than in the introduction. The subject then dropped. COURT OF FINAL APPEAL. Lord WESTBURY asked the Lord Chancellor if it was his intention to bring in before the Easter recess any bill for the establishment of a Supreme Court of Final Appeal. If not, he wished to be informed why not ? NEW COURTS OF JUDICATURE. The LORD CHANCELLOR said he intended before Easter to introduce two Bills, one for establishing a High Court of Judicature, and tha other for establishing a court for appellate jurisdiction. The House adjourned at 7.20 p.m.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. NEW MEMBERS. Mr. PENDER took his seat for the Wick Boroughs, in the place of Mr. LOCH resigned; and Lord R. GROSVENOR took his seat for Flintshire upon his re-election. METROPOLITAN IMPROVEMENTS. The second reading of the Metropolitan Improvements Bill was opposed, but after some diseussion it was read a second time. A further motion to refer the Bill to a Select Committee of ten members, was negatived by a majority of 170 to 122. NEW WRIT. On the motion of Mr. NOEL, a new writ was ordered for Wallingford in the room of Mr. Stanley Vickers. NOTICE OF MOTION. Mr. MUNDELLA gave notice that in the event of Mr. Forster's amendment to Mr. Dixon's resolution becoming the question, he should move that in the opinion of this House it is desirable, first, that the Education Act of 1870 should be so amended as to secure the general election of School Boards secondly, that there should be a compul- sory attendance at school of all children of school age; thirdly, that there should be a modification of the clause under which the fees are paid on behalf of parents. EX GOVERNOR EYRE. In reply to Mr. BOWRING, Mr. GLADSTONE said that the Government considered that it was bound by the correspondence which had taken place, to bring forward an estimate to reimburse the legal expenses of Governor Eyre. MURDER OF A BRITISH SUBJECT IN SPAIN. In reply to Mr. H. VIVIAN, Lord ENFIELD regretted to say that it was true that a British subject, named James Ross, was murdered on the 2nd of July last, at San Juan, near the port of Huelva, in Spain. He was a railway employé, and his mur- derer was at once reported to the Foreign Office by Mr. Reed, who stated that the murderer was the son of the second alcade of the place, and was openly at large. Representations had been repeatedly made to the Spanish Government by Mr. Reed, in the absence of Mr. Layard within the last few weeks. Mr. Reed had been ordered to proceed and personally investigate the case. He regretted to state that the murderer was still at large, although the Spanish authorities had been constantly urged to bring him to justice. The Vice-Consul at Huelva was a Spaniard, but he spoke good English, and had held his post for twelve years. THE MONEY ORDER SYSTEM. In reply to Sir J. PAKINGTON, Mr. MONSELL said that a proposal had been made to the Government of India about a year ago to extend the foreign and colonial money order system to that country. He believed it would be accepted shortly, but no official reply had been received OPERATION OF THE EDUCATION BILL. In reply to Mr GORDON, Mr. FORSTER stated that up to the 27th of January, in boroughs outside the Metropolis, seventy Board Schools had been established, of which thirty-three were new ones; and in parishes not in boroughs 107 Board Schools. In London there were now fourteen Board Schools, all of which had been transferred. The total was 191 schools, with 18,331 children in attendance. But this gave no just idea of the action of the Boards which had not yet been fully applied to new schools, or to the transfer of old ones to the Boards. SHIPMENT OF COMMUNIST PRISONERS TO THIS COUNTRY. In reply to Mr. DAVENPORT, Lord ENFIELD said that inquiries has been made at the various French ports with respect to the shipment of Communist prisoners to this country. The result was it was reported by the consuls that at Havre, Brest. Cher- bourg, and Boulogne no prisoners whatever had been shipped. With regard to Calais 19 prisoners had been sent to Dover; they were not political offenders, but men whose term of imprisonment for civil offences had expired. With respect to Dieppe, 20 French Communist prisoners whose passage was paid, had been placed on board vessels for this country. Lord Lyons was at once directed to strongly remonstrate against this practice. COINAGE OF SILVER QUESTION. In reply to a question from Mr. BARNETT, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER stated that no coinage of silver was at present going on, inasmuch as the steps which had been taken to meet the pressure towards the close of last year had already overtaken the demand. The value of silver received at the bank in 1871, was R566,000, and the value issued £ 65,000. In reply to Colonel TOMLINE, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER said the hon. and gallant member seemed to assume that there was some particular prerogative which decided the circulation of the country, and appeared to desire to know what that amount was. The Government had no possible means of ascertaining that amount. They could tell when there was a pressure for coinage, and then they endeavoured to meet it, and they could tell when there was an over supply, in which case they abstained from coining. It was just the same as if he was asked to tell the quantity of water in a river, because it was easy to tell when the water was falling or when it overflowed. THE CUBAN REVOLT. In reply to Mr. T. HUGHES, Lord ENFIELD said that neither the Foreign nor the Colonial Office had any information of refugees escaping from massacre in large numbers to Jamaica from Cuba. THANKSGIVING DAY IN DOCKYARDS. In reply to Sir J. ELPHINSTONE, Mr. GOSCHEN said it was not correct that the convicts in the Dockyards had a holiday on thanksgiving day, whilst the artizans were kept ut work at Woolwich and Deptford. A holiday was given to enable them to see the procession, but generally there was so much pressure and urgency that it was not thought right to dispense with the labour of so many thousand hands. The convicts were confined to their cells that day. ARMY ESTIMATES. The House having, on the motion of Mr. CARDWELL, gone into Committee of Supply, Mr. CARDWELL moved the following resolution ;— That a number of land forces, not exceeding 133,649 of all ranks (including an average number of 6,185 all ranks to be employed with the depots in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland of regiments serving in her Majesty's Indian possessions), be maintained for the ser- vice of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, from the 1st day of April, 1872, to the 31st day of March, 1873, inclusive." Mr. HOLMS moved as an amendment that the number of men be reduced by 20;000. The hon. gentleman con- tended that with regard to the Militia force, tke Govern- ment were proposing to continue a bad system of recruit- ing, by recruiting the Militia alongside the Line and were also about to enlarge a Militia force which had been condemned by the rest of the world, and that all this was to be done at an expense which was extravagant and out of all proportion to the result He maintained that if the standing army was kept at 83,000 and then were better paid, and in other respects on a more substantial footing, there would be no difficulty whatever in filling the ranks, and that by treating the reserve in a more liberal manner and giving them £ 3 a year instead ef tl, a first reserve of 60,000 men, and a second reserve of 50,000 might be kept up by reducing the army as he suggested, and putting the 20,000 thus struck off into the reserve. He calculated upon a direct saving to the country of three quarters of a million and by the action of a short service system, and the consequent absorption of the men into industrious occupations, there would, he argued, be a great gain to themselves. Mr. MUNTZ, who seconded the motion, argued that there were no circumstances which justified the Govern- ment in asking for so large a number of men as had been included in the vote before the committee. Lord EUSTACE CECIL entered upon a general criticism of the army scheme of the present Government, and ex- pressed a hope that the system of selection would not ful- fil the evil prediction it had given rise to, but that every safeguard would be adopted which could have the effect of working it well for the army generally. Major ANSON, while commenting on certain points of the new scheme which he considered open to observation, gave to it as a whole his cordial approval. Mr. CAMPBELL, Financial Secretary to the War Office, le replied to the criticisms of the hon. gentlemen who had taken part in the debate, and expressed his conviction that the new scheme would be found in its practical operation to justify the most favourable anticipations of the Government He trusted that the committee would not, by adopting the amendment of the hon. member for Hackney, create an obstacle to the efficient carrying out of a plan which had already received so large an amount of public favour, but that the committee would allow a fair opportunity for the working of the scheme, and par- ticularly await the result of the proposed changes. Mr. 1. STANLEY who bestowed some friendly criticisms on certain details involved in the scheme, brought for- ward by the Government, gave it his approval as a whole, and expressed a hope that the hon. member for Hackney would not press his amendment. Major WALKER concurred in the general commendations which the new scheme had received, but drew attention to various points which he considered fraught with possible danger, unless the greatest care were exercised in the practical working of the entire plan.
VOCHRIW. CRi.NOGW.EN. "-On Saturday evening last Miss Rees (Cranogwen) delivered her celebrated lecture on the sub- ject Beyond the Rocky mountains," at the Independent Chapel, Vochriw. The Rev. Mr. Griffiths, the minister of the chapel, occupied the chair. The proceeds of the lecture will go towards liquidating the debt on the Cal- vinistie Methodist Chapel, Vochriw.
ABERDARE. RAILWAY STATION FOR TRECYNON.-The residents of this hamlet are about renewing the attempt to obtain greater railway facilities. The Great Western Railway runs in close proximity to Trecynon; this being the case, the inhabitants think themselves aggrieved in having to walk a long way to a station. In previous attempts they have failed, but in a renewed one they hope to succeed.
YSTRADGYNLAIS. A competitive meeting was held at the Temperance Hall, last Saturday night. The chair was occupied by Mr. E. Foster. The proceeds were devoted to the funds of the British School. YNISOEDWIN WORKS. These works are in a most flourishing condition. In the course of a few weeks, when the machinery will have been completely fitted up, additional workmen will probably be wanted.
LLWYNCELYN. A petition on behalf of Mr. Dixon's motion, signed by upwards of 180 persons, and one from Ffosyffin, signed by about 80, has been sent up for presentation to Parlia- MENT" NEATH.
RAILWAY BYE-LAW OFFENCE,—On Monday, before Messrs. J. H. Rowland and Henry Lake, Isaac Davies was charged by Inspector Seaborn with having committed a nuisance, on, on the 17th February last, in a third-class carriage, whilst the train was leaving the Neath station. Find 5s. and costs, or fourteen days' hard labour in the house of correction. DISPUTE AS TO TOLLS.—John Lewis was charged by Mr. Daniel Smith, lessee of the Neath markets, with having neglected to pay 2d. on demand, for hawking fruit in Neath, on Saturday last. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs, or ten days' imprisonment. The defendant was com- mitted in default of payment.
LAMPETER. INQUEST.—An inquest was held at Llanwnnen, before Mr. J. M Davies, coroner, on view of the body of David Price, aged 62 years, a cowman at Neuaddfawr, Lampeter. From the evidence adduced, it appeared that the deceased and others were driving a bull from Neuaddfawr to Castell-ddu, on the 27th February, and when near Llan- wnnen the animal laid down across the road for a few minutes, and then got up of a sudden and gored the deceased in his abdomen till his bowels protruded. Dr. Evans attended on the poor fellow, but all his efforts proved of no avail, as he died on the 29th. Verdict, "that the deceased died from injuries received from a bull."
CARDIFF. ACCIDENT TO A SHIPWRIGHT.—Robert Duddridge, a shipwright in the employ of Mr. E. S. Hill, was at work yesterday morning in the yard when he was cut very severely on the head and hand by some copper sheathing .falling upon him. He was taken to the Infirmary, when his wounds were dressed. THE DOUBLE-HEADED NIGHTINGALE. -That marvel- lous being-if the two-headed lady may be spoken of in the singular—the double-headed nightingale," Miss Chrissie-Millie, who has created so much excitement in London, and, indeed, wherever she has been, visited Cardiff, and held levees yesterday morning and evening, in conjunction with Captain Bates, the Kentucky giant, and Mrs. Bates, the Nova-Scotian Swan," whose stature exceeds that of her husband in height. The receptions were well attended on each occasion. How SIGNATURES TO PETITIONS ARE OBTAINED.—A correspondent informs us, with a view to show the public how signatures are obtained to petitions in favour of denominational education," that as the congregation left Roath Church on Sunday night, they were asked by the churchwarden to sign a petition upon a table at the church door against Mr. Dixon's motion upon the Educa- tion Bill. The writer states that two or three servant girls were pressed to affix their signatures, and did so, though in evident ignorance of the meaning of the Act, one of them asking afterwards who Mr. Dixon was. This is a significant illustration of the manner in which petitions in favour of Mr. Forster's denominational Act are manu- factured. THE GOOD TEMPLARS.—The order of Good Templars is making great progress in this district. On Sunday the Rev. Professor Kirk, D. D., delivered sermons in connec- tion with the order at the Presbyterian Church and at the Stuart Hall and in the afternoon a temperance love-feast" was held in the latter building. Sermons were also preached in the same connection in Penarth Church by the Rev. C. Parsons, M.A. The formation of a Grand Lodge for Wales, of which Mr. J. Bowen, of Merthyr, was elected G. W. C. T., gave the meeting of Mon- day night a greater interest. It was held in the Congre- gational Church, Temperance Town, and was well attended. Addresses of an explanatory character, and most encouraging in tone, were delivered by Mr. Joseph Malms, G.W.C.T. of England, Mr. John Pyper, M.A., who holds a similarly high rank in Ireland, Councillor Simpson, &c. PRESENTATION TO THE REV. D. W. MORRIS.—Last night, the Rev. D. W. Morris, for four years senior curate of St. John's Church, and who has been collated to the vicarage of Hasguard, Pembrokeshire, was made the re- cipient of a very gratifying testimonial. The proceedings commenced with a tea meeting, after whieh a soiree was held in the large schoolroom, Crockherbtown. at which there was a numerous attendance. Mr. W. D. Bushell pre- sided, and read an address accompanying the testimonial, which was to the effect that the members of the St. John's Bible class begged Mr. Morris's kindly acceptance of a purse of money as a grateful recognition of his valuable services and while they congratulated him upon his pro- motion, they could not but express thei r sincere regret at losing him from amongst them. Mr. Bushell presented the purse, which contained sixty guineas, with the address he had just read to Mr. Morris, accompanying it with a few fitting words of eulogium, congratulation, and regret. The Rev Mr. Morris, in acknowledging the testimonial, regretted his departure for many reasons, one of the chief being that he was parting from his worthy vicar, under whom he had, as it were, served a second apprenticeship, so that he now felt not only able to take charge of his church of 144 souls, but 144,000, with due assistance. There was a great deal of work to be done in his new sphere of labour. The place had been utterly neglected the church was almost in ruins, rectory there was none, and the parishioners were scattered but he trusted to bring about a better state of things. He thanked them for the very valuable and ex- ceedingly useful present, which he valued the move as a token of their respect; for it considerably lightened the grief he felt at parting to think that his services had been acceptable. The Rev. D. Howell added a few timely remarks, in whichl he expressed his regret at the departure of Mr. Morris, who had been his yokefellow for four years, and his high sense of the value of Mr. Morris's labours. The Rev. J. H. Protheroe, the Rev. H. B. Jenkins, the Rev. W. P, Davies, and the Rev. Frank Jones also delivered addresses. A very agreeable concert enlivened the proceedings. Miss Florence Atkins dis- played considerable brilliancy as a pianist; and the Misses Moreton, Miss Lewis, Mrs. Matthews, Mr. D. Thomas, and Mr. D. Jones divided the honours of the vocal performances. ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON THE HIGH SEAS.—At the police court, yesterday, before Mr. R. 0. Jones and Mr. W. D. Bushell, Edward Williams, a respectable-looking man, who was formerly the master of a ship, and had been chief officer of a steamer, but was now a seaman, summoned Thomas Robinson, who was defended by Mr. Ensor, for assaulting him on the high seas. The complainant was an A. B. on board the steamship Vildosota, and the de- fendant is chief officer. On the 14th of January, while on a voyage to Spain, and off Oporto, the complainant was steering. Defendant, who was on the bridge, said some- thing to him about keeping the ship's head straight. Complainant told the defendant to come down, if he thought he could do it better. Defendant came down, kicked him in the side, and then beat him about the head and face with his fist until he was tired. In cross- examination the complainant denied that he went ashore at Gibraltar. The ship stopped at Bar- celona, at Bona, in the Bay of Algiers, and at Sfax in the Bay of Tunis. There was a British consul at each of these places; but he did not complain. He was in Liverpool five days. Did not take a summons out there, because he was short of cash. Had not made any complaint to the captain of the assault. At Liverpool, he had been fined two days pay by the defen- dant for being absent without leave. The complainant had no witness, Mr Ensor dwelt upon the improbabilities of the case, showing that the fine inflicted at Liverpool gave rise to an animus that manifested itself in this sum- mons, which was not taken out until last Saturday, and after the crew, who might have been witnesses had been discharged, and scattered all over the country. Two witnesses, one the boatswain and the other an A. B. of the steamer, were called. They denied that any as- sault was committed. The boatswain said that the com- plainant was a drunken man, and was discharged because he was of no good. The complainant said his discharge note would be the best contradiction of that, and he handed it to the magistrates. Mr. R O. Jones said that seemed satisfactory; it was endorsed "v. g. for very good character. Who filled that in ? The complainant said that character was given him by the captain. Mr. Ensor said his client told him that the captain had nothing to do with the filling up of these certificates. It was done by the clerks in the shipping-office at Cardiff. Mr. R. O. Jones said the Bench did not think the assault proved, and they dismissed the summons. With regard to the question of character, if there was any truth in the certi- ficate said to be signed by the captain, the boatswain who said complainant was a drunkard and no good, ought to be proceeded against; while if the latter statement were true, it was evident that the system of endorsing certifi- cates of character was open to great abuse, and that those certificates were no guide to a man's character. Mr. Jones requested Mr. Freeman to make a representation of the facts and his remarks to Mr. Miller, at the Shipping Office. Mr. Freeman did so, and it there appeared that the certificate was filled up from entries made by the cap- tain in the log book, and that in the log book of this vessel the character of the complainant was entered as very good. TRANSFER OF LICENSES.—A special session for the transfer of licenses was held yesterday, before Mr. R. OE Jones and Mr. W. D. Bushell, at which the following licenses were transferred :-Beerltoiises. -Seven Stars, Bridge-street, from Arthur Snow to Daniel Jenkins; Thatched House, Bute-street, Jas. John to John Smith Peel Hotel, Peel-street, David Davies to Philip Williams. Alehoitses.-Prince of Wales, Adam-street, Harriet Hunt to David Davies Bute Arms. Bute-street, Charles Wilt- shire to Antonio Heitzman Ship on Launch, Womanby- street, Thomas Small to Jenkin Jones. The wine license of the Bute Larder was transferred from Francis Fisher to Robert Burnard.
TREHERBERT. EXAMINATION,—The quarterly examination of pupil teachers and candidates in the Rhondda district, was held at the British School here on Saturday last. REGISTRAR OF MARRIAGES.—We understand that the Rev. J. Rufus Williams, Baptist minister, has been ap- pointed the registrar of marriages in place of Mr. Richard Thomas. EDUCATION LEAGUE.—A petition, with nearly 300 signatures, in favour of Mr. Dixon's motion, has been forwarded from the Treherbert branch to Mr. Vivian, to be presented to Parliament.
LLANDILO. The Birmingham League Branch, recently formed in this town, decided in their last meeting that a petition should be sent to Parliament in favour of Mr. Dixon's motion. It has been entrusted to Mr. Sartoris. Another petition is in course of signature in favour of the motion of Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., with regard to Welsh Judges for Wales. ————
ABERYSTWITH. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—On Friday evening there was a dinner at the Talbot Hotel in commemoration of St. David's Day, when about seventy gentlemen sat down under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Jones (the mayor), the vice-chairman being Mr. G. T. Smith. Among the toasts proposed was The memory of St. David."
HAVERFORDWEST. ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS.—At these sessions on Saturday at the Shire-hall, before Mr. T. Rone and Mr. A. B. Starbuck, Mr H. Bechervaise, of Pembroke Dock, was charged with refusing to show his ticket at the New Milford terminus when requested. Mr. Langdon, Inspector on the Great Western Railway, appeared for the company. Mr. Bechervaise in defence said that he had shown hia ticket to the person whose duty it was to examine it, and that by so doing he had complied with the bye- laws of the company, and that he was not found to pro- duce it a second time. The Bench took this view of the case and dismissed the charge.
NARBERTH. FIRE.—On Monday morning about three o'clock this town was thrown into a state of great alarm on account of the house in the occupation of Captain Smythe, in St. James-street being on fire. On arriving at the spot our correspondent found the back parlour in flames. There was fortunately a plentiful supply of water and willing hands, and by supplying Mi. T. Smithe's portable fire engine the fire after about an hour was put out, but not before considerable damage had been done to the back parlour where the fire originated. The family are at pre- sent from home, but were expected in a few days, and fires were lighted throughout the house for the purpose of airing the rooms. There was no fire in the back parlour room, and at present the cause of the fire remains un- known.
NEWPORT. SPECIAL THANKSGIVING DAY IN THE ARMY.—Sunday having been set apart as a Thanksgiving Day for the Army for the recovery of the Prince of Wales to health, the Volunteer corps of this town, in common with the other corps of the county, paraded at their respective drill halls, and attendeh divine service. The 1st Mon. Ar- tillery and the 7th Mon. Rifles marched to Basalleg Church, where an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. Chancellor Williams. The 3rd Mon. Rifles marched to Malpas Church, where the Rev. Mr. Willett, chaplain to tha corps, officiated. There was a very fair muster of each corps. JUVENILE DEPREDATOR-At the police court on Mon- day, Henry Evans, aged 12, was charged by Thomas Evans, about the same age, with stealing a shilling from him. The young millionaire, who prosecuted, had been sent into the shop of Mr. Williams, pawnbroker, to pledge a shawl. There was some difficulty about changing a shilling he presented, and the defendant kindly offered to change it for him and darted out with it. The defendant pleaded guilty, and said he wanted to buy victuals. From the evidenee of the police it appeared he was afflicted with kleptomania. Sentenced to 21 days' at Usk, and the Re formatory for five years. ASSUALTING HIS WTPE.-Dennis Mc'Arthy was charged under a warrant with beating and cutting with a pen- knife his wife, Hannah Mc'Arthy. Defendant was dis- charged on promising to take the pledge, and bring a certificate to that effect to Mr. Huxtable, to-morrow.
LLANDAFF. THE TEN PER CENT. ADVANCE.—Messrs. Davis and Williams, of the College Iron Works, Llaudaff, have conceded to their workmen tea per cent. advance upon their present rate of wages, which will be paid them on the 16th instant. POLICE COURT.—Before Messrs. F. Vachell and T. W. Booker. Evan John, labourer, was charged with being drunk and riotous on the Cowbridge road, Canton, on the 24th February last. Inspector Thornton proved the charge. The defendant was fined 14s., or seven days' im- prisonment.—Richard Thomas was charged by Sergeant Lyons with being drunk and riotous in Mary Ann-street, Canton, and was fined 5s. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—James Yorath, landlord of the Royal Standard, Mary Ann-street, Canton, was charged with assaulting the police. Sergeant Loyns stated that on the night of the 24th of February his attention was called to the house of defendant by P. C. Gill, defen- dant refusing admittance to and assaulting the police by pushing him about. P.C.'s Gill and Johns corroborated the statement. The defendant called several witnesses, who stated that nothing of the kind alleged by the police happened. The case was dismissed. AFFILIATION.—George Michael Briscoe, 18, engineer, was summoned by Martha Sterges, domestic servant in the employ of Mr. Hammond, 218, Bute-street, Cardiff, to show cause why he should not pay to the support of her illegitimate child, of which he was the putative father, Mr. Blelloch appeared for the complainant, and Mr. Yorath for the defence. The complainant's statement was to the effect that she had been in the employ of Mr. Briscoe, Crockherbtown, for four years, and that an inti- macy took place between her and the defendant, which resulted in the birth of a child The defence was a stout and emphatic denial of the complainant's assertion. The Bench very carefully investigated the case, and ultimately dismissed the summons.
PENARTH. PETTY SESSIONS, Monday.—Before the Rev. H. H. Rickards, and Messrs. J. S. Corbett, and G. Phillips. The second officer of the barque Fanine, now lying in Penarth dock, summoned the captain of the same ship for non-payment of wages. The captain allowed him to join the ship again, and the summons was dismissed, with paying the costs. OBSTRUCTION.—John Bassett, of Winstin, Wenvoe, farmer's son, and William Evans, Hovil, St. Andrews' farmer's son, appeared to a summons charging them with obstructing the highway in Wenvoe village, on the 19th of February last. Miss Gertrude Jenner was the com- plainant, but she did not appear herself, and sent her ser- vant girl to prove the charge. Mr. Morgan appeared for the defendants. There was no evidence given. The two defendants were told by the Rev. H. H. Rickards not to do so again, but Miss Jenner was perfectly right in doing what she did. Mr. Morgan asked the bench if there waa any blame attached to the two defendants. The Bench said there was not. AN OLD OFFENDER. Mary Jane Thomas an old offender, was brought up on a warrant charged with beinc drunk and riotous on the 16th of October, 1871 when she absconded. Inspector Adams proved the charge, and t?ld^e^fglStrat8^at slle was UP before the Bench on the 4th February, 1871 when she was fined 5s. and costs, defendant went to gaol for seven days; also on the 27th March, 1891, when she was fined 5s. and costs, in default she was sent to gaol for 14 days she was severely repri- manded by the Bench, and to give her one chance more, she was fined 5s. and costs one more default, she was sent to gaol for 14 days.
MERTHYR. VAYNOR SCHOOL BOARD.—At the meeting of this Board yesterday, Mrs. Crawshay, presided. The business was of a formal nature altogether. The accounts were passed and second bills ordered to be paid, and a letter was read from the Education Department sanctioning the bye- laws. DESPERATE ASSAULT.—At the police court yesterday, James Donovan was charged with assaulting William Yardly, at Dowlais, on Saturday night. It appeared from the evidence that both parties were in drink when they had a dispute about some work which led to blows, and in the fight Donovan, who himself bore much of rough usage, fetched a poker, with which he attacked Yardly furiously, and dealt him some frightful blows. Mr Cresswell proved the nature of the wounds, which extended to the bone, and prisoner was committed for trial at the next sessions. FELONY.—Catherine Edwards was charged with steal- ing various articles of wearing apparel, the property of Ellen Thomas Prisoner had been employed as a char- woman at Mrs. Thomas's house, and the articles were missed at several times until suspicion fell upon her, and inquiries having been made, some of them were traced to her, and others had been pawned by her. The Bene'} committed her for trial. John Parry, landlord of the Anchor Tavern, was fined 40s. and costs for an infringement of his license, by refus- ing to admit the police.
SWANSEA. POLICE COURT.—The cases which came on for hearing yesterday were of no public importance. THE PORT OF SWANSEA.—The trade of the port has somewhat slackened this last ten days. The westerly winds which has prevailed for some time has prevented a large number of arrivals and departures. (SOUNTY COURT.—Judge Falconer took his seat yester- day about noon. In the absence of the registrar, Mr. W. Hughes, the deputy-registrar, heard the undefended cases. The number of fresh plaints entered amounted to no less than 430 There are 60 summons after judgment cases, and 50 adjourned cases. IRELAND IN SWANSEA,—Dr. Corry's beautiful Diorama of Ireland is now open at the, Music-hall, and forms the chief attraction among the entertainments of the town. Doubtless large audiences will testify their appreciation of its many merits. GOOD TEMPLER SERVICES. -Special temperance ser- mons were delivered on Sunday last at the following places of worship, under the auspices of the Good Tem- plars :-At the Congregational Chapel, Fabian's Bay, in the morning; at the Mission Hall, in Maddock-street, in the afternoon, and at Mount Zion in the evening. The Rev. Mr. Pyper, M.A., preached at each of the places of worship mentioned, to large and thoughtful congregations. His subject was Know the truth and the truth shall make you free." He enforced home on his hearers the necessity of sifting and searching and thinking for them- selves, and the truth sought for would be found. Truth led to holiness and on to God, and it was worth a con- secration of all our gifts to attain that end.