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HOUSE OF LORDS.—MONDAY.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY.

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LLWYNCELYN.

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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.

LLANDILO.

ABERYSTWITH.

HAVERFORDWEST.

NARBERTH.

NEWPORT.

LLANDAFF.

PENARTH.

--MERTHYR.

SWANSEA.