SCALE OF CHARGES FOR ADVERTISEMENTS IN THE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. FOR SINGLE INSERTIONS. LINES. S. d. LINES. B. d. 1 to 4 10 7 to 8 20 6 to 6 1 6 9 to 10 .26 And 3d. for every additional Line. ALiberal Discount allowed for a series of Consecutive Insertions. Tradesmen's Advertisements and Business Announcements of all kinds, when ordered for a month and upwards, are subject to Social terms, according to the number of insertions and the space occupied. Parliamentary Notices, Prospectuses of Public Companies, Legal Notices, and Election Addresses, are charged 6d. per line for each usertian. CHEAP PREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS. Advertisements of the under-mentioned classes are charged as follows ONE THREE SIX LINES. WORDS. INSERTION. INSERTIONS. INSERTIONS. s. d. s. d. s. d. Two 18 06 10 16 THREB 27 0 9 16 2 3 FOUR 36 10 20 30 Fiv 45 13 2 6 3 9 Six 54 16 3 0 4 6 Each additional line of ) Q j Q Q Q 9 Nine words j WANTED* WANTED, a well-educated BOY (14) as Apprentice. Apply at the Cardiff Times Office^ WANTED, a GENERAL SERVANT. Apply at 3, Courtland- terrace, Merthyr-Tydfil. 579 M. Evans, A.P.S., Chemist, &c., Blaenavon, is in WANT # of an IMPROVER or JUNIOR ASSISTANT. 583c ARDIFF.-WA-NTED, an experienced WAITRESS for Raper's C Commercial Temperance Hotel, Cardiff. 586 OWELL & CO., the Cardiff-Drapers, have VACANCIES for THREE JUNIORS and THREE APPRENTICES. 798c W-ANTED immediately a good JUNIOR HAND. Apply to J. Grey, Draper, &c., Post-offlce, Maesteg'. SOT fc> OOT THADE, -WANTED several STRONG SEWN HANDS, constant employment. Apply, Wholesale Boot Manufactory, Maesycwmmer, near Newport. 802 OOT and SHOE TRADE.—WANTED, good WORKMEN, on all kinds of both sewn and rivet work. Apply at E. Os- borne's, Duke-street, Cardiff. 797c ANTED,"in the Boot Trade, a RIVETTER accustomed to strong work. Apply to Thomas Evans, Wind-street, Neath. 804c To PARENTS AND GUARDIANS.—Mr. Davies, Pharma- ceutical Chemist, Tenby, has a Vacancy for a well-educated and gentlemanly Youth as an Apprentice. 388 WATCH, CLOCK, and JEWELLERY JOBBER.—WANTED, tV a good, steady WORKMAN; also an APPRENTICE. Address J. Griffiths, Watchmaker, Abergavenny. 795 ANTED, a JUNIOR ASSISTANT for the Provision Counter; also an APPRENTICE. Apply to Thomas Cordey, Grocer and Provision Merchant, High-street, Newport, Moil. 566 ANTED, a HOUSE, with Stabling, Outhouses, or Sheds, within two miles of the town of Cardiff. One with a few acres of land preferred. Apply to T. P., Office of this Paper. 584c WANTED, a Young Person who has been accustomed to the Confectionery Business. Apply, Mr. Benjamin, 65, Crock- herbtown. SOOc WANTED, an experienced MILLINER also, Junior Hand and a Youth as APPRENTICE to the Drapery. W. B. Hughes, Swansea. 5S7 WANTED, a FEMALE ASSISTANT in the Grocery and Con- Vy fectionary Business. Situation light. Apply to Mr. James Asher. No. 8, St. John-street, Cardiff. 572 WANTED, a COACH SMITH for light work also an AP- PRENTICE to the Coach Painting. Apply to Fraser, Neath. 579 WANTED, an fVIPROVER or a JUNIOR HAND for the Drapery. Must- be a steady and agreeable young man. Apply at once to George Jones, Draper, Llanelly. WANTED, by an efficient, trustworthy YOUNG M.AN, aged 22, a SITUATION as Weigher, Timekeeper, or any place of trust. Good reference. Address, B. M. Davies, Golden Age, Dinas, Pontypridd. TO PRINTERS.—WANTED a thoroughly Practical. and Taste- Tful Jobbing Hand, used to Machine Work, and to assist on News occasionally. Address, Manager, Central Glamorgan Gazette, Bridgend. 803c TO CHEMISTS' ASSISTANTS.—Wanted, an Assistant who has been accustomed to a Dispensing Business. State age, and salary required, and enclose carte de visite. Apply immediately, J. Havard Williams, 40, Oxford-street, Swansea. 570 ANTED iiiiniediately, in a large Merchant's Office, two W respectable and intelligent YOUTHS, as Junior Clerk and Office Boy. Best-references required. Address R. W., Post-office, Books, Cardiff. 577 RAPERY AND MILLINERY.—Thomas Jenkins, Newport House, Newport, is in WANT of a YOUNG MAN as JUNIOR, a respectable YOUTH as an APPRENTICE, also a FEMALE APPRENTICE. 805 TO DRAPERS' ASSISTANTS.—WANTED, immediately, a res- pectable steady YOUNG MAN one who can speak Welsh preferred. Apply, with particulars, to Samuel Thomas, Bridge- street, Haverfordwest. 806 BER AM AN SCHOOLS. —W A NT KD, oil the 30th "instant, a CERTIFICATED MISTRESS for the Infant Department. Salary made by last mistress £67. Applications, with testimonials, to be sent in on or before the 19th March, endorsed "Application for Mistress," to the Rev. Morgan Phillips, Baptist Minister, Aberaman. 808c WANTED, by the Brynmawr and Abertillery Gas and Water Company, a CLERK and COLLECTOR. A thorough good accountant is indispensable, and security will be required. Salary first year £80. Apply to the Secretary, at the Gas Company's Office, Brynmawr, on or before the 14th March, 1872. By order, E. J. C. DAVIES, Secretary to the Company. Brynmawr, 29th February, 1872 450 Z, o be Xet. TO be LET, Bradfield House, Dumfries-place. Apply on the Premises. 123 CARDIFF.—PREMISES to LET in Hope-street, near Canal, %j suitable for Workshops or Stores.—Apply to W. E. Vaughan, Steam Dyeing Works, Llandaff-road. 221 ARDIFF.—TO be LET, WALCOT VILLA, East Grove, Trede- C garville, consisting of 12 rooms and large garden. Apply to D. L. T., 17, Edward-terrace. 195 LLANDAFF.—TO be LET, OAKFIELD HOUSE, a very con- venient detached Villa, well situated. Rent moderate. Apply to Mr. John Jenkins, Accountant, &c., 20, High-street. 594c TREDEGARVILLE.—To be LET, a 9-roomed HOUSE, with good pantry, cellar, &c. immediate possession rent £ 32. Apply, 4, West Grove. 585 CANTON,—A convenient HOUSE to LET at Freeland-plaee, C top of Severn-road, seven rooms, cellar, wash-house, garden, gas and water. Rent moderate. Apply to John Rogers, next house. 582 TO be LET, a HOUSE in Loudon-square. Rent moderate.— JL Also, No. 2, Cornish Villas, Llandaff-road, consisting of seven rooms and garden. For futher particulars, apply to Mr. John Batchelor, Bute Docks. 354 N07 27 PENYBRIN, MAINDY, near Cardiff.-TOLET, the above comfortable DWELLING-HOUSE. Rent moderate. For particulars, apply to Mr. R. J. Yorath, No. 3, Penybrin; or to Messrs. Watsons and Co., timber merchants, Cardiff. 146 ("SjARDIFF.—Eligible and Extensive BUSINESS PREMISES to j be LET, with immediate possession, No. 8, Duke-street, Cardiff, late in the occupation of Mr. Ware, tailor. Apply to J. T. Barry, jeweller, 9, Duke street. 209 ,$itlc5 by Dmate (ftontvact TJIOR SALE, a Splendid Short-horn COW and CALF. Apply at JC Penylan House, Roath. 406 NEW COTTAGE PlAXoKnRTE, by D'A1111 aine, £ 9fone mahogany SEMI-GRA, 10 guineas. Thatcher Brothers, Docks, Cardiff. 807 hpu be SOLD, a STEAM BOILER, suitable to driveTTodiorse I power steam engine.—Apply to W. E. Vaughan, Steam Dyeing Works, Llandaff-road, Cardiff. 222 TO be SOLD, by Private Contract, an old established WHEEL- WRIGHT and SMITH'S SHOP, and several COTTAGES. Apply on the Premises at Ely, near Cardiff. 505c J'-IARDIFF. -Partridge Road. A well-built semi-detached j VILLA, with stone front. Apply to Mr. John Jenkins, Accountant, &c., 20, High-street, Cardiff. 593c JttisteUaneotts* MONEY.-The Sums of zC500 and X500 are now ready to be ADVANCED on approved Mortgage Security- Apply to Mr. Merrils, Solicitor, Church-street, Cardiff. 219 FLOWERING SUNDAY. MONUMENTS, Crosses, and Tablets, in granite, marble, or stone.—Designs and estimates forwarded on ap- plication to T. JONES, Penarth-road Entrance, Cardiff. 218 FIRE BRICKS.—The Bwllfa Colliery Company (Limited) jL, are prepared to supply FIRE BRICKS of a superior quality, and also a second quality Brick for building pur- poses. The best Bricks are made exclusively of the celebrated Qraig Clay, and the manufacturers supply both qualities of the fol- lowing sizes, viz., 9 x 4t x 2t and 9 X 4t x 3. For terms, &c., apply to the Bwllfa Colliery, Aberdare. 167 JUateo of Mlts by Ruction, MR. J. D. THOMAS. Bright and Coloured Gold Jewellery, at Cardiff .March 14 & 15. MESSRS. W. H. WILLIAMS & CO. A Large Assortment of Boots, at Cardiff March 15. AIR; D. T. ALEXANDER. Farm Stock, Implements, &c., at Llantrisant March 11. MR. I. ANTHONY. Books, at Llanarthney, Carmarthenshire March 13. WM. THOMPSON & CO Iron Screw Sterner, at Leith March. nle by Jtuctioju To Jewellers, Goldsmiths, and others.—Important Sale of Bright and Coloured Jewellry. MR. J. D. THOMAS will SELL by AUCTION, at his Commercial Sale-rooms, Church-street, Cardiff, on THURSDAY and FRIDAY, MARCH 14 and 15, 1872, a quantity of Bright and Coloured Gold JEWELLRY (the stock of a gentleman retiring, and consigned for absolute sale), comprising brooches, ear-rings, lockets, pins, studs, sleeve-links, collar-buttons, soli- taires, steels, &c., without, and set with, real stones; also, a ge- neral assortment of valuable jewellry. Catalogues may be had on receipt of six stamps, which will be- allowed to each purchaser at the sale. Sale to commence each day at Eleven, Two, and Six o'clock. The Auctioneer begs respectfully to call the attention of the Trade and others to this sale, the whole ofthe articles being really genuine gold, and having to clear out the whole (over 600 lots) in the two days, claims the attendance of the public generally. Every article warranted according to description. Auctioneer's Offices and Commercial Sale-rooms, Cardiff, March 1st, 1872. 558 8, DUKE STREET, CARDIFF. To Boot Makers and Others. MESSRS. W. H. WILLIAMS & Co. will SELL by AUCTION, on the above Premises, on FRIDAY, the 15th MARCH, 1872, a large assortment of BOOTS, in all about 600 pairs, in every variety and all sizes, which will be put up in moderate lots to suit the trade. The Stock is well assorted and in excellent condition. On view the morning of sale, which will commence at Twelve o'clock precisely. There will be no reserve. Further particulars may be obtained of the Auctioneers, 80, Saint Mary-street, Cardiff. Dated Cardiff, 5th March, 1872. 559 Spring Villa, Llantrisant. MR. D. T. ALEXANDER is instructed by Mr. Webster Flockton, who is removing, to SELL by AUCTION, on the premises, at Spring Villa, Llantwit Main, near Llantrisant, on MOXDAY, MARCH lltli, 1872, the following LIVE and DEAD STOCK, IMPLEMENTS, and DAIRY UTENSILS (that is to say) Durham cow to calf in March, ditto ditto and calf four weeks old, Hereford ditto in full milk, pure-bred Ayrshire cow from the well-known stock of Mr. John Cotterell, pure-bred Ayr- shire bull calf eight months old, yearling heifer, one calf five weeks old, a very capital cart horse, Glamorgan sow and ten pigs, Glamorgan boar, about 50 Dorking and Brahma fowls, several ducks, about two tons of prime potatoes, capital light cart, set of cart harness, double plough, single ditto, pair of iron harrows, set of ploughing harness, &c., &c. The Dairy Utensils comprise cheese press, weights, square patent churn, patent six minutes ditto, vats, prints, pails, &c. Also four flitches of home-cured bacon, two garden lights, and sundry other, lots. Three valuable deer hounds will also be offered for sale. Three months' credit will be given for the stock upon the usual conditions. Sale to commence at Two o'clock p.m. Further particulars can be obtained from Mr. Webster Flockton, Spring Villa, Llantwit Main, Llantrisant; or from the Auctioneer, at Pontypridd. Institute Chambers, Pontypridd, 24th Feb., 1872. 578 LLANARTHNEY, CARMARTHENSHIRE. Important and Unreserved Sale of Valuable Books and Mathema- tical Instruments. MR. I. ANTHONY has been Instructed by the Trustees of the late Thos. Bowen, Esq. Aqueduct, Kidwelly, to SELL by AUCTION, at Dynevor Lodge on WEDNES- DAY, the 13th of MARCH, 1872, about six hundred volumes of valuable and useful BOOKS, consisting of commentaries, dictionaries of practical sciences, medical dictionaries, mechanics' do., Cyclopaedias, histories of England and Wales, domestic chemistry, agricultural gardening, herbals, measurers, engineering, land-surveying, railway acts, rights of commons, fish and fishing, game and breeding, Buchan's and other medical works, Latin grammar, music books, maps of London, England and Wales, several pocket maps, &e. Also an excellent assortment of MATHEMATICAL INSTRU- MENTS, Consisting of theodolites, levels, telescopes, compasses, copying presses, land measuring chains, together with several cases of Stuffed pheasants and birds, an invalid iron bedstead, mangle, milking machine, churil, barrel-churn (quite new,) five double and single barrel guns, two large duck guns, a six-shot revolver, also, two very fast greyhounds, a terrier, and a ferret, with an excellent cob mare, 14} hands high, by Bonnyboy, quiet to ride and drive, a quantity of prime hay, a small lift of pumping pipes, a variety of new furniture and useful articles too numerous to particularise. The books -and instruments may be viewed or purchased the morning of the Sale- by private contract. Sale to commence at One punctually. Long Credit on all Sums above 10s. P. S. The above valuable goods are Removed to Dynevor Lodge, for the convenience of Sale, which is about 3t Miles from Llanar- thney Railway Station, and about 8 Miles from the town of Llan- dilo. 376 Steamer for Sale by Public Auction. THE Fine Iron Screw-Steamer ALBATROSS, of Leith, 1030 Tons Gross Register, Classed A 1 at Lloyd's, Built by John Key, Esq., Kinghorn, in 1869, fitted with Horizontal direct-acting Engines with Surface Condensers, 100 H.P. nominal, 500 effective. Carries about 1250 Tons dead weight. Steams eight to nine Knots per hour on a consumption of about ten tons per day. Is fitted for 1200 tons Water Ballast. This Steamer is now on her passage from Odessa to Antwerp, and will be exposed for Sale by Auction in the New Ship Hotel, Leith, about 16th March, and can be inspected in Dry Dock previous to day of Sale. Correct day of Sale will be given in future Advertisements. To ensure a sale, the Steamer will be exposed at the low Upset Price of £ 18,000. For full particulars apply to Seater, White, & Co., owners or to Wm. Thompson & Co, brokers. Leith, 20th Feb., 1872. 415 |*nt)lit TO ADVERTISERS. HPHE SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS has already attained a circulation larger than that of any other daily or weekly paper in the Principality, being upwards of 10,000 Copies a Day. The SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS is distributed through- out GLAMORGANSHIRE, MONMOUTHSHIRE, CARMARTHENSHIRE, PEMBROKESHIRE, CARDIGANSHIRE, and portions of BRECONSIIIRE and RADNORSHIRE, and as a general Advertising Medium for South Wales and Monmouthshire it is superior to any other newspaper. CHIEF OFFICES: 11, ST. MARY STREET, CARDIFF. PROPRIETORS: D. DUNCAN & SONS. PRINCIPALITY PERMANENT BENEFIT 13 BUILDING SOCIETY. ESTABLISHED 1800. OFFICE 8, ROYAL ARCADE CARDIFF. This is the OLDEST & CHEAPEST SOCIETY in the neighbourhood. DECLARATION OF BONUS:— INVESTORS have realised nearly 12 PER CENT. PER ANNUM, having been paid more than £ 30 as Bonus. BORROWERS who have made their full repayments have been paid so large an amount of Bonus as to REDUCE their interest to 3 per cent, per annum. DEPOSITS are taken, for which 5 per cent. per annum interest is paid without deductions. Shares may be taken and Deposits made daily, at the Office as above. 350 WM. SANDERS, Secretary. PROTECTOR ENDOWMENT, LOAN, AND 1) ANNUITY COMPANY. 34, KING-STREET, CIIEAPSIDE, LOADON, E.C. The plan of this Company is to supply Sums of Money, from e50 to t2,000, on the security of a borrower and two sureties, to be repaid by equal quarterly or half-yearly instalments over three years, a plan which is specially adapted for those desirous of enlarging their business operations, or of providing against an accidental emergency. For particulars and forms of application, apply to- MR. T. WEBBER, ESTATE AGENT, 32, ROYAL ARCADE, CARDIFF. Mr. John Jenkins, 20, High-street, Cardiff. Mr. B. A. George, Chemist, Pentre, Pontypridd. Messrs. T. Waite & Son, Clarence-street, Pontypool. Mr. J. D. Cooke, George Hotel and Brewery, Abergavenny. Mr. S. T. Evans, 15, High-street, Newport, Mon. Mr. H. Venuer, Llanarth-street, Newport, Mon. Mr. Thos. Evans, 2, Adare-street, Bridgend. Mr. G. A. Bevan, Somerset-place, Swansea. Agents for the Company. 376 r^E LLANDYSSIL WEEKLY~MARKERE Provision Merchants and others are respectfully informed that a supply of BUTTER, CHEESE, BACON, &c., &c., Will be regularly provided at this Market, COMMENCING ON THURSDAY, THE 14TH INSTANT. Pro Committee, J. D. THOMAS, Secretary. Llandyssil, March 1st, 1872. 554 J UnMic Jitotices* CARDIFF NONCONFORMIST ASSOCIA- TION. On WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13th, 1872, a LECTURE will be delivered in the Town Hall, Cardiff, by the REV. C. WILLIAMS, of Accrington, on "Reasons for Protestant Nonconformity." Chair to be taken at 7.30 by Dr. Edwards. 796c ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND. CARDIFF MEETING, 1872. Prize Sheets for Stock, Implements, and Cottages are now ready, and will be forwarded on application to H. M. JENKINS, Secretary. 12, Hanover-square, London, W. 577 TUART HALL, CARDIFF. K.3 TWO NIGHTS ONLY. MONDAY & TUESDAY, MARCH 11TH & 12TH. And positively the last opportunity of ever seeing the great original and veritable W. S. WOODIN, prior to his retirement from public life, pronounced by the Press "The Wonderful Woodin." MR. W. S. WOODIN Is now taking his FAREWELL TOUR, and will give his Celebrated and Original CARPET BAG CHARACTER ENTERTAINMENT 50 CHARACTERS—MALE AND FEMALE. Introducing his Wonderful DINING ROOM SCENE! THREE CHARACTERS AT ONCE. And Performed by him at his recent London Season for over 400 consecutive nights. Stalls (numbered and strictly reserved), 2s.; First Seats, Is. 6d.; Second Seats, Is.; Promenade, 6d. Colleges, Schools, and Chil- dren Half-price to First Seats. A Plan of Stalls may be seen, and Seats secured in advance, personally or by post, at Messrs. Thompson and Shackell's Music Warehouse. Pianist, Mr. P. F. Boxsius. Stage Manager, Mr. J. Monck. Manager, Mr. R. C. Leach. 573 MUSIC HALL, SWANSEA. DR, CORRY'S WORLD-RENOWNED DIORAMA OF IRELAND, ITS SCENERY, MUSIC, AND ANTIQUITIES. Admission-3s., 2s., Is., 6d. Half-price to Schools and Children. Originator and Proprietor T. C. S. CORRY, M.D. 407 Manager, Mr. HODGES. JJUTCHINSON AND TAYLEURE'S GRAND CIRCUS, CARDIFF, OPBN FOR THE SEASON WITH THE GREATEST CONCENTRATION OF EQUESTRIAN AND GYMNASTIC RESOURCES ever presented to the public. Fresh STAR ARTISTES and Brilliant NOVELTIES Every Week. GRAND MID-DAY PERFOMANCE EVERY SATURDAY, at Two, commence at Half-past. 158 VICTORIA ROOMS, ST. MAliY- STREET, CARDIFF. MANAGER F. W. HOFFMAN Every Evening during the week, GRAND CONCERT AND DANCE. CHANGE OF ARTISTES EVERY WEEK. REFRESHMENTS AT THE BAR. Admission—First Class, Is.; Second Class, 6d. Doors open to Half-past Seven, to commence at Eight.. 241 MR. PETER PRI C E, -L' CARDIFF AGENT TO THE SCOTTISH WIDOWS' FUND. Accumulated Fund P,5,200,000 Annual Income. 630,000 Annual Premium Revenue. 376,386 "A purely Mutual Company, very economically managed, and having an Accumulated Fund eight times as large as its premium revenue, is the ideal Company for an insurer. "-Sat,iti-day lZe?Yiew, Oct. 2, 1869. The Scottish Widows' is "purely Mutual very economically managed," and as the above statement shows the Accumulated Fund is twelve times the amount of its Premium Revenue. The balance sheets and information which Mr. Cave's Bill com- pels Life Assurance Offices to publish, have been voluntarily pub- lished by the Scottish Widows' Society since 1825, and may be obtained of Mr. Peter Price, 3, Crockherbtown, Cardiff. 106 gJuaittess ddtt$t$+ JOLLY AND SON'S FAMILY LINEN, } YWAREHOUSE, SILK AND DRESS J SILK AND DRESS J 42 & 43, COLLEGE GREEN, 403 BRISTOL. gEOWN AND POLSON'S CORN FLOUR IS GENUINE. PACKETS lid, 3d. and 6d. BEST, 2d., 4d., 8d. CAUTION AGAINST UNRCRUPULOUS FRAUD. INFERIOR QUALITIES OBTAINED AT LITTLE MORE THAN HALF THE COST OF BROWN AND POLSON'S, ARE SOMETIMES SUBSTITUTED. 298 BRITISH WORKMAN PUBLIC HOUSES ARE NOW OPEN AT 40, MILLICENT STREET, & 85 BUTE STREET, (Near the Pier Head). A public-house without the drink, Where you may sit, talk, read, and think, Then safely home return." Cup of Tea or Coffee id. Plain Tea 6d. Bread and Butter, per slice.. ^d. Beds, 6d., or 3s. per week. 366 AVIES'S EFFERVESCING ALKALINE SALINE. This agreeable and refreshing Saline contributes more to pre- serve health than any other known preparation. It corrects Acidity, allays Thirst, abates Fever, and removes Sickness, Bilious Head- ache, Constipation, Impurities of the Blood, and resists the in- fluence of Epidemic Diseases. 111 bottles Is. and 2s. each, of all Chemists, or of the proprietor, DAVIES, Chemist, Tenby. 130 LIFE PRESERVERS. Infant Life protected LIFE PRESERVERS. Infant Life protected and secured against the enemy, Death, by Mothers keeping in the house a packet of "DAME EUROPA'S INFANT LIFE PRESERVERS." Once tried always used. TEETHING, Small-pox, Scarlatina, Measles, &c., meet with a ready relief, if the "EU- ROPA POWDERS" are used. Mothers, try them, and publish their effect. Dame Europa's Infant Life Preservers" are pre- pared only by the Inventor, B. A. GEORGE, Family Chemist, Pentre, Pontypridd and sold in packets, at Is. ld., and 2s. 9d. each, by every chemist in the world. May be had post free from the Inventor for 14 or 34 stamps. Wholesale W. Mather, London and Manchester, and Barclay & Sons. Agent in Cardiff, Coleman, chemist. 159
TO CORRESPONDENTS. Letters to ensure insertion must be concisely written, and upon one side of the paper only. We desire to impress upon our representatives and friends the absolute necessity of sending in their reports immediately, so that they may appear upon the morning of the day following that on which the events transpire.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 1872. To make a bridge for a flying enemy is such an obvious policy, that it needs little discernment in our Press to take that tone in discussing the reply of the Washington Government now on its way to Europe. We are already acquainted with the tenor' of the answer, and can calmly wait until the details are made public. We know enough to feel confident that the indirect claims will be with- drawn in one shape or other, and that the only point to be settled is rather one of diplomatic etiquette, in which our courteous Foreign Minister, the international" Earl GRANVILLE, will show himself equal to the occasion. Like an accom- plished referee on a point of honour, our Foreign Hi1 Secretary will draw America out of her present embarrassment, without leaving a blot upon her escutcheon. We can answer for his tact and delicacy, and as the matter stands at present we do not think it could be in better hands. The tone of the Press has also been commendable. The exceptions are so few that we should wish to forget that there have been any. Still, as there have been one or two offenders against good taste, it is right that we should notice them if only to explain to our American cousins that they are exceptions. The worst offender in this respect has been our old friend, O'DOWD, who has taken up the tomahawk which CHRISTOPHER NORTH once brandished with such effect, in the columns of Blackwood. What a Tory of the old school was to a Conservative of our day, that the style of NORTH was to the pleasant little snippets of party politics with which O'DOWD regales the modern readers of Blackwood. They answer the definition of an epigram, whose body is airy and light, and a sting is left in its tail." In the present instance the sting in O'DOWD'S tail is particularly venomous, and more like that of a hornet than of a bee. In this month's num- ber he treats his readers to one of his recollections of Florence whist parties. He tells us that in playing a Yankee there for a high stake, he suspected that his opponent made a re- voke to gain the odd trick, and charged him with it when the game was over. The Yankee admitted the soft impeachment, and coolly confessed that as he meant to have the trick, he made the mistake on purpose. Revoking on system," is the moral which our amiable friend O'DOWD draws from this unpleasant and, we hope, excep- tional instance of sharp practice on the part of an American whist-player. There are card-sharpers in all lands, and the genus is by no means peculiar to Trans-Atlantic soil. But why our rollicking friend, HARRY LORREQUER, who seems to have transferred his descriptive powers from stable traits to table traits, should have made this experience of Yankee sharp practice a peg on which to fasten a charge on American diplomacy, we fail to see. It is smart writing, no doubt, to describe President GRANT as the typical Yankee, ready for a revoke over a friendly rubber with Lord GRANVILLE. It is amazingly funny to suppose our Foreign Secretary befooled out of the odd trick by a palpable cheat, such as that of which O'DOWD confesses himself the victim over a green table in Florence. But we do not see the wisdom of thus putting a hot poker in a barrel of gunpowder. Within a week from magazine day" in London, Black- wood is reprinted and sold for sixpence in the streets of New York. We do not think it will promote the cause of international amity to find the American nation, described by a leading Conservative organ as capable of serving us in the way in which O'DOWD tells us that he was served. Our Irish friend has been unfortu- nate in the Americans he has come across. We do not dispute his story, but we protest against the inference that this is an instance of American practice, and not an exception to it. The incident is not worth referring to except as an illustration of the way in which bad blood is bred between kindred nations. The American people have a fine cuticle we have discovered the raw point, and our Tory critic does not spare the lash of ridi- cule. TROLLOPE and MARRYATT set the fashion forty years ago, and DICKENS followed suit incon- siderately. If America has a fault, it is that she is extravagantly vain of our good opinion, and absurdly sensitive to the banter of our professional humourists. We do not wish to gag the Press, but surely there is a time for all things-a time to be serious as well as a time to joke. If we could get to the bottom of these indirect claims, which strike us as so outrageous, we might find that it is only the American way of retaliating on England for the barbed arrows of our comicPress. Wewanttosee an end of the Alabama difficulty, and therefore hope our writers will choose another target for their light but harrassing shafts of ridicule.
THE House of Commons last night was occupied, for some time, in discussing the propriety of in- sisting upon an acquaintance with the Welsh language being made a sine qua non, in the case of officials appointed as County Court Judges in dis- tricts where very little English is spoken by the population. The self-evident proposition of Mr. OSBORNE MORGAN seems to be so incontrovertible that the existence of doubt as to its expediency, may be accepted as an evidence of the scanty knowledge possessed by many of our representa- tives of the requirements of Wales. In a forcible speech, the hon. member for Denbighshire called attention to the subject generally, and instanced the appointment of Mr. HOMERSHAM COX, as affording an illustration of the difficulties arising alike to suitors in the court and the public at large. Mr. RICHARD also claimed for the Welsh people that recognition at the hands of the Government to which, by reason of the exigencies of the case, they are entitled. Pointing out that it was fal- lacious to suppose the inhabitants incapable of appreciating the value of forming, as it were, an integral part of the United Kingdom, he, neverthe- less, urged that it was of the utmost importance to secure the services of officials possessing a thorough acquaintance with the mother-tongue of the Prin- cipality. Other members supported the views enunciated with so much perspicacity, and bore tes- timony, from personal experience, to the confusion and inconvenience occasioned by the lax system at present in vogue. Mr. HANBURY TRACY sug- gested a compromise, and Mr. BRUCE recognising the doctrine of expediency, which of late appears to have had a special charm for the Government, declared that in future all possible care should be taken, in selecting gentlemen for official posts', to obtain the services of such as possessed the qualifi- cations insisted upon by a majority of Welsh members of the House. But as no definite pledge, was given that a sciolist. in the language would not be appointed, provided collateral pro- fessional attainments of the requisite character existed, the inhabitants of the Principality will have to agitate anew upon the matter until the ob- vious desideratum is supplied. Considering that the HOME SECRETARY cannot plead ignorance of the facts, and has undoubtedly before now himself experienced the advantages which necessarily accrue to public men, in Wales, from an intimate ac- quaintance with the language of the people among whom they are called to administer justice, or with whom they come into contact upon subjects having an essentially local or traditional bearing, we are somewhat surprised at the readiness with which the right hon. gentleman protested against the motion of Mr. MORGAN, and decided upon a course which virtually leaves the question unsettled, and renders the administration of the law difficult even to the most upright judges, whose competency in other re3pects cannot for a moment be doubted.
REPORT OF THE MEGÆRA. COMMISSION. On Thursday evening the report of the Megajra Com- mission was laid on the table of the House of Commons. Reviewing the history of the Megaara, the circumstances in which she was sent to sea, and in which she was abandoned off St. Paul's Island, the Commissioners say: "We are of opinion that the responsibility rests om Sir Spencer Robinson, who was Controller from 1. 61 to 1871. 1st. Practically, he had the power of control- ling the operations carried on in the dockyards, the superintendents and dockyard officers being under his o orders. 2nd. The Constructors' department was under his direction." The Commissioners proceed to indicate the points in which Sir Spencer Robinson is, in their view chargeable with negligence among them being insufficient regard to former reports on the vessel, and the employment of Spence's cement. From this cen- sure on Sir Spencer Robinson, Mr. Rothery, one of the Commissioners, in a long and argumentative protest, expresses his emphatic dissent; and the majority of the Commissioners accompany their blame with a tribute to Sir Spencer's high character and services, and the frankness of his evidence. The Commissioners think that the Megasra ought not to have been sent to sea, and attach some blame to Sir Sidney Dacres in this connection for disregard to Sir Spencer Robinson's re- presentations. They acquit the Admiralty of fault in ordering the ship to continue her voyage after the in- spection at Queenstown, on the ground that the defects then reported did not affect her seaworthiness. They assign as the cause of the leak which led to her being stranded, the corrosive action of bilge-water on unpro- taoted iron. Blame in different degrees and connections is assigned to Mr. E. J. Reed and Mr. Burnaby, to Capt. Luard, Capt. Thrupp, and Mr. H. Morgan, and to many dockyard officers and servants. The dockyard adminis- tration in general is unfavourably reported on, as also are some of the arrangements of the Admiralty, es- pecially in its Secretarial departments.
SCOTCH EDUCATION BILL. Although this Bill refers exclusively to Scotland it must not be forgotten that the funds which will be re- quired to carry out its provisions will be supplied, in great part, from Imperial taxation, and that whatever principles are embodied in an Act for Scotland, the people of Ireland will have a right to demand shall be applied to that country. In some respects the Scotch Bill is more satisfactory than the English Act of 1870. It does away with the cumulative vote, it requires the election of School Boards in every part of the country, and it makes compulsory the attendance at school of all children between the ages of five and thirteen years. In regard, however, to the religious difficulty, it is more objectionable than the English Act. The English Act provides that no new denominational schools for the building of which grants were not ap- plied for before the end of 1870, shall receive State) grants. The Scotch Bill imposes no such limitations but provides that new denominational schools may be established at any time, and may receive State grants on the same terms as other schools previously existing. The English Act forbids schools to permit the teaching of any catechism or religious formulary in Board Schools. The Scotch Bill places no restriction what- ever upon School Boards they may permit in schools under their management, the Scriptures to be read and explained, any catechism or religious ceremony to be observed, provided only that there must be a, conscience clause. The English Act merely authorises School Boards to pay fees in Denominational Schools in the case of the children of indigent parents the Scotch Bill obliges School Boards to pay such fees to any public elementary school selected by the parent. We con- fidently hope, therefore, that, although fur the sake of the good that is in it, the Scotch Bill has been allowed almost unopposed to pass the second reading, the advo- cates of secular instruction—by which instruction ill secularism, in its worst sense, is by no means implied- will most strenuously oppose its passing through com- mittee in its present form. Should it become law without amendment, all hope ot a truly national system of education for Scotland must, at least for irftny years, be given up and an irresistible argument why the education of the children of Ireland should be handed over to them, will be placell in the mouths of the Romish priesthood of that country. The electors of England and Wales, especially the Scotch voters amongst them, should come to the help of the advocates of true religious equality in that country, in obtaining the removal from this otherwise valuable 'Bill of the obnoxious provisions to which we have referred.
The accouchement of the Queen of the Belgians is ex- pected from day to day. The Worcester Town Council have resolved to peti- tion in favour of the Ballot Bill. Her Majesty will arrive at Buckingham Palace. 011 Monday evening, and will remain there till the Friday following. The painters of Dundee on Thursday night resolvea to accept the masters' offer of 58 hours' weekly livait, with an improved rate of wages. Her Majesty's ship Vigilant has sailed for Vigo witu orders for the Minotaur and Hercules to return to Ports- mouth, the Northumberland and Bellerephon to go to Lisbon, and the Vigilant also proceeds to Lisbon.