^"fobeign intelligence. I rEUTEr.'S AtyD PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.] FRANCE. P-RIS, Tuesday.—The Republican papers an- tbipate the dissolution of the Assembly, and a gneral election shortly after the ratification of the I-eaty with Germany. VERSAILLES, Tuesday.—M. Thiers stated to-day tiat from the proposed tax on raw materials, forty- to millions would be obtainable immediately, and •eght-een ;(t the expiration of the treaties with Eng- itad and Belgium. PARIS Tuesday Evening.—The Pari's journals a;e unanimously in favour- of ascepttng the Treaty ftr the evacuation of territory as it stands. VERSAILLES, Tuesday Evening.—The Committee ftr examining the treaty with Germany are all fivourable to it except one. DUEL NEAR PARIS. VERSAILLES, Tuesday.—A duel with swords took pace yesterday at Bellevue, between M. Grdi-. Wre, a Rrdical Deputy, and M. Cavalier' a writer tie I eit) ie. M. Ordinaire was wounded in the 4east. MORE COMMUNISTS TO BE SHOT. PARIS, Tuesday.—The Court Martial has sen- tenced to death the girl Clarest, and Philepe, a -cunmunist. SPAIN. MADRID, Monday.—The Impartial says Govern- ment has decided to despatch eight battalions of itfantry to reinforce the troops in the military cl strict of Catalonia. AMERICA. BOSTON, Monday.—The Irish band played to- 4y at the Jubilee, and ws»? warmly received. [" TDfES" TELEGRAM]. ^PHILADELPHIA, Monday.—The monthly state- ment of the National Debt issued to-day shows a 1ô)tal, less money in the Treasury, (If 2,191,485.343 ■pilars, being a during the month of June 4b the extent of 2,032,03õ dollars.
gener al~int kllTgen ce LOSS OF A STEAMER. A frightful collision took place in tlis Channel early terday morning off St. Catherine's Point, isle of Vight, resulting in tlie total loss of a steamer and, it is feared, twenty-one lives. The Lapwing, screw steamer, ,ix hundred tons, Captain Cullau, belonging to the Cork Steamship Company, from Liverpool to Rotter- lam, with full cargo, having on board 24 souls, including bur passengers, was bearing up Channel, when she was ;truck by the Abbey Holme, irou barque, of Liverpool, ,ii the port quarter, cnt ing her right down. The .teamer was missed about five minutes afterwards. 3oats were sent out, but foiled to pick np any of the -rew. The engineer (Mr. Stewart, of Liverpool), the itewaid^J' (Alice Fraser), aud quarter-master "William Stalk jumped on board the barque, and were saved. .t was afterwards fouud that two vessels had picked up 'our more. The barque was afterwards towed into Portsmouth harbour disabled. THE BRISTOL TORIES. Mr. Sholto Yere Hare, who lias :ice contested the iity of Bristol, and who was looked forward to as one of the Conservative candidates it- the next general election, has declined to come forward again, alleging II-health and ctber reasons. A NONCONFORMIST CELEBRATION.. Services are being hehl this week to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the settlement of tbe Rev. S. Martin, tbe well-known Congregationalist Miuister, in iVestminster. Mr. Martin's attendants during the sittings of Pttrlinraent always included many of the Nonconformist members of the House of Commons. COLLIERS' STRIKE IN THE FOREST OF DEAN. A large meeting of the Bilston colliers was held yesterday, near Cinderford, aud later the proprietors of three of the principal firms lW.t and discussed the juestiou in dispute. No definite arrangement was oaode, but there was a strong inclination to give the ten )er cent, claimed. The strike, though at present con- ined to one colliery, is supported by nearly all the forest colliers. MR. JUSTICE KEOGH. Yesterday, at Tralee Board of Guardians, a letter was read from the committee in Dublin, asking the board to adopt the petition for the removal of Judge Keogh. The board declined to discuss the matter. 0 THE GREAT DIAMOND ROBBERY ARREST OF THE CULPRIT. The Syria, just arrived from the Cape, was detained by the arrest of G. W. Harding on suspicion of ha viEg been concerned in the great diamond robbery. His gun, a. double-barrelled one, was seized on board the Syria, and found to be loaded to the muzzle with dia- imonds. DETENTION OF A STEAMER. A report from Galle, which has been received at Lloyd's, states that the steamer Emblehope, from Ca- cutta for London, put in there for coal on the 2nd of June, aud on her arrival the Customs authorities de- manded the ship's papr, which were given up pending the satisfaction of a claim of £ 15,000 made by the Se- rendib, Government steamer, for having towed her eight miles into Trincomaiee, with engines disabled. The Emblehope was'twelve days in Tuticorin repairing. SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT SHEFFIELD. A frightful accident occurred at Sheffitld on Tues- day, by which one man has lost his life and a youth lies 'on the point of death. A number of men were engaged in erecting a chimney at the Neepsend Gas Works which had already attained a height of sixty yards' when the top gear of the hoisting apparatus got out of .order, and three men, Mr. M. Shepherd, the contractor John Goldsbury, bricklayer, and Henry Connor, an apprentice, were precipitated to the bottom, all re-v ceiving shocking injuries. Goldsbury expired early yesterday morning in the Sheffield Infirmary, and the lad Connor is not expected to recover.
HOUSE OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. Their Lordships met shortly after five o'clock. ENCLOSURE LANDS AMENDMENT BILL. Earl MUlU,h\ moved the second reading of the Enclosure of Lands Amendment Bill. Earl POW1S hoped the details of the Bill would be carefully inquired into, to show they will affect those who have rights in the commons as they now exist. The Duke of RICHMOND thought the Bill, as it shadowed forth a great change in the laws, should be referred to a select committee. After a long discussion. Earl KIMBEELBY said the principle of the Bill was to protect open spaces from enclosure, and to preserve them for the general public.' .He did not think this was carrying their lordships "too lar. «He objected to the Bill being referred to a .select committee. The Bill was read a second time. MISCELLANEOUS. The Church of England Fire Insurance Bill was re- ferred to a select committee. The Bankruptcy (Ireland) Amendment Bill, and the Debtors ('Ireland) Bill, were read a third time and parsed THE BALLOT BILL. The Commons' amendments to the Lords' amendments -with the Ballot Bill, were received, and ordered to be printed. The House adjourned at seven o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY. The Speaker took the chair shortly after two o'clock THE NEW MEMBER FOR ABERDEEN. Mr. Leith, introduced by Mr. D. Robertson and Mr. I; 0,.ilvy, took the oaths and his aeat for Aberdeen in the ,room of Colonel Sykos, deceased. PUBLIC PROSECUTORS' BILL. j Mr. STRAIGHT gave notice that on 8th inst he .should ask whether the Government would give a morn- ins; sitting for the Public Prosecutors' Bill, or if not whether they would take it up as the Government measure next session. THE CONDUCT OF JUSTICE KEOGH. MR. MITCHELL HENRY gave notice that he should ask the hon member for Trafee (the O'Donoghue) to-morrow whether, as the House had arrived at a general understanding that the conduct of Judge Keoh should not be considered until the evidence had been laid before it, he would not postpone his moticn for to-morrow night until the opinion of the House had been taken on the motion of the hon and learned member for Limerick (Mr. Butt), who raised the question in the only constitutional way by moving an address to the "Crown for the removal of the judge. THE AUTUMN MANOEUVRES. Coionel LIX DA Y asked if one volunteer might be relieved by a comrade during the autumn manoeuvres at the end of the first period. Mr. CARD WELL said that it would now be inex- pedient to interfere with the regulations which the Commander-in-Chief had laid down after the representa- tions which he had received from commanding officers THE MINES' REGULATION BILL. The House then weut into committee on the Mines' (Coal) Regulation Bill. Clauses 40 and 41, which relate to the appointment ind qualification of inspectors were agreed to On Clause .12, which defines the powers and duties of inspectors,. a conversation arose, in which the necessity of k more efficient aj\d siriugent system of inspecting was jtrougiy urged .u'ppn the Home Secretary, who, in reply, insured the House that every possible precaution should be ;aken, but warned the House that it was not desirable that ihe responsibility, by a too stun gent system, should be prac- ically transferred to the inspectors from those who were lirectly engaged ia the management of the mines. Clause 4J, which relates to notice of damages in mines, :nd Clause -11, which relates to the keeping of plans of he workings of .mines were agreed to. On Clause 4-5, provider for annual and special eports from the inspectors in case of accidents, Mr. S. HIL^ iu ,j.; ;v.should not ba irinccd pending, an action tstill gofcig on ttgamst the owner f that mine. I Mr. BOUYERIE said in that case a report might oftt n aiot be foi- several years J Mr. BRUCE said this, was an instance of tneeffectof the J conferences between tbe miners, and their employers, in which both parties made 'concessions, whilst the interacts of the third parties and the public especially, hi the matter of the protection of children were not sufficiently consulted. He therefore deprecated too much importance eiag attrched to the resolution as arrived at by the con- ftrciice. After some discussion, the amendment was withdrawn, and one in a modified form moved by Mr. Samuelson. The clause was agreed to, as also was Clause 46, which lays down the conditions under which arbitrations are to be held. t On Clause 47, which relates to the inquests 'on fatal accidents, Mr. S. HILL moved an amendment giving the power ef cross-examining witnesses to the owner, agent, manager, and representative of the sufferers, Mr. BRUCE objected, alleging that it would alter the whole law with respect to coroners' inquests. Mr. HARDY concurred, and observed that it would be better to leave'the law as it now stood. After some discussion the amendment was negatived by a majority of 140 to 12(5. The clause was agreed to. On Clause 46, which lays down the regulations for ven- tilation, inspection and withdrawal in case of danger. Mr. ELLIOT moved to insert in the provision that tbe workings shall be in a fit state, the words "under ordi- nary circumstances." Mr. FOTHERGILL supported the amendment, pro- testing against the principle of regarding the owners of coal mines as common enemies, and rendering them cri- minally responsible for accidents which, in spite of their most careful precautions, would be beyond control, or caused by the neglect or carelessness of others Mr. BROWN hoped the Home Secretary would resist the amen,lttient. Mr BRUCE said that in consequence of the numerous accidents, a select committee was some years ago appointed to consider the system of inspection, etc. It was a com- mittee of great authority, and whilst admitting that some accidents could not be guarded against, unanimously re- commended the omission of the very words which it was now proposed to insert If the master showed that he had taken reasonable precautions, lie could not be liable and there could be no difficulty in showing that. The country expected the House to give some substantial se- curity against accidents, and lie strongly appealed to it not to disappoint that just expectation. Mr. LIDDELL and Mr. H. VIVIAN supported the amendment. Mr. SAMUELSON said that the amendment went too far, but without some safeguard owners would be ex- posed to an unfair risk. He suggested the insertion of the words, Except in case." Mr NEWDEGATE supported the amendment. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL complained that the whole of the Clause had not been considered. Taken as a whole it provided ample protection for the owners. Mr. S. HILL supported the amendment, which was opposed by Dr. Playfair. Lord ELCIIO challenged the Heme Secretary to prove that public interests were betrayed by an unholy alliance of masters and miners. At a previous conference the words agreed to were, Except under circumstances that could not be reasonably anticipated." J^?A-S?v iWa3 /?ady w. a,ccept the clause, but thought it might be safely modified. Mr. CRAUFURD opposed the amendment, which was supported by Mr. ROD EN. Mr. BROGDEN suggested a modification of the amendment. Mr. ELLIOT proposed to substitute the words" Ex- cept as far as practically provided for, considering the special circumstances of the mine." ° Mr. BRUCE would consider, before the renort whether these or what other words could be safelv substituted. J11.1- E.LLI0T1 declined to accede to this. He had officially inspected accidents which happened years a°"o and the causes of which were not yet satisfactorily cleared up. Wha was to be the position of the owners during such a period. An owner having done all in his oower aught not to be made criminally responsible Everv practical authority, inspectors and others, agreed with him that the clause was unfair. 0 Mr. BRUCE set the authority of the select committee against any compromise beiween the masters and the men. The Committee divided on the original amendment which was rejected by a majority of 298 to 200. v, Progress was reported. The sitting was suspended at seven o'clock. THE EVENING SITTING. THE REVENUES OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. At the evening sitting, Mr. MI ALL rose to move that an hum ule address be presented to her Majesty, that by means of a royal commissioners full and accurate parti- culars may be procured of the origin, nature, amounte tn thp a"i.propert>7 f,nd revenues apprepriated to the use of „ne Church of England. He had hardly commenced his speech when a motion was made that the House be counted, and during the three minutes that elapsed before the couniing could take place, although the Uppasuiou benches were -almost completely empty, a sunicient number of hon. members entered the rleiuse to defeat tbe object of the motion afld the bpea.cer having announced that there were forty members m the House, Mr. Mi all proceeded with his motion. He began by stating that could he give he command for the disestablIshment of the English Church he should hesitate to do so unless he were by the knowledge that such disestablishment w as the ^^led and determined will of the nation. In order that t.ie mui'l of the nation might he fairly arrived •at upon the subject, the hon. gentleman stated that it would first be necessary that the people should obtain and make themselves acquainted with all the information upon tins subject for which he asked by his present motion. He had restricted his motion to the limits it had assumed, because he felt that a knowledge ot the nature and extent of the property and revenues belonging to the Church was necessary to complete the case on which those who were favourable to the principle of disestablishment desired to act. There was, he said, a notice on the paper for inquiry into the property and revenues of an establishment not within the Church, and it had all the appearance of being a practi- cable joke, inasmuch as it was a parody on his own but talcing it as seriously intended, he regarded it as a mere begging of the question, inasmuch as an inquiry into the income and expenditure of the Wesleyan, Baptist, and Independent bodies, was as pertinent to the case which he had in contemplation, as would be an inquiry into the private resources of individuals. He contended with regard to his own motion that the country was not only interested in, but that it had a right to know how a nationol institution was maintained and managed, and that in the long run nothing could be gained by concealment on these points. He warned the House that a refusal on their part to accept this motion would encourage a notion among the people that the great National Religious Institution to which it referred was mainly held together by its vast endowments, and that these endowments constitute the real end of the National Church. With regard to the information he asked for, he admitted that numerous facts were already before t'le public, but he denied that there were a iy means beyond the Clerical Directory, and the so-called clergy lists and calenders, by which, taking for instance the parochial benefices, which were altogether untrustworthy for the purpose, any accurate detailed and satisfactory information was furnished. Revertirg to. the arguments, any such proposal as the alienation of tithes, which they designated as spoliation and confiscation, the hon. gentleman said of course if there was anything in this argument the true state M the case could be made apparent in the enquiry for which he moved, 1 tp, he denied that tithes ought really to be regarded as endowments, and on this point he referred to the immence area of waste land which had been enclosed, under upwards of 3,000 Enclosure Acts, and which was subject to the payment of tithes. He confessed that there might be mueh of truth in the allegetiou, by which he should be met, viz., that this motion might be regarded as a first step towards the disestab- lishment of the Church, but he did not think that this fact should be held to be a sufficient ground for the rejection of his motion, inasmuch as the very widest and fullest disclosure of accurate information could under no circumstances do the slightest injury to tliat which was true and right in itself and as the supporters of the Church of England maintained that this was the case with the Establishment, lie trusted they would not refuse the enouirv for which he asked. Mr. LEATHAM, in seconding the motion, asserted that the refusal to take it would argue a want of faith on the part of_ the friends of the Church Establishment in the efficiency aud good management of the State Church. The hon. gentleman directed the major portion of his remarks to the capitular system, with a view of showing that the management of the capitular estate was wasteful, that the exercise of cathedral patronage was more or less impure, and that the information received from cathedral bodies was more or less studiously inade- quate. He insisted that if the Church were to retain its present position of supremacy and ascendancy, she must be prepared fearlessly and readily to meet all such inquiries as that which was now being asked for, and that if before the law of the country one form of religions belief was to be exalted above the rest, and thus main- tained in perpetuity, the Church must prove that scandals such LS he had called attention to, were only the result of accident, and were capable of being remedied, instead of being, as" lie asserted, the inevitable offspring of the Church system. Mr. T. HUGHES moved as an amendment to Mr. Miall's motion that the words the use of the Church of England," be omitted, and that the following words be inserted in lieu thereof: Any ecclesiastical purposes, and that such Commission may be instructed to consider what re-arrangements in the system of parochial bene- fices may be needed—first, better adjustment of parishes and incomes in the Church of England, and what amend- ments may be made in the laws relating to the patronage of benefices." The hon. gentleman stated that the object with which he bad moved this instruction was, that if the Commission asked for by the motion should be appointed, the Commisioners should direct their enquiry towards the reform, and not towards the disestablishment of the Church, which he contended was the real issue involved in the question before the House. He entered at great length into a defence of the Chusch system, which he ar- gued was adequate to the purpose for which it was designed, and which furnished the only means by which every person in the kingdom could, if he thought fit, be instructed in the religion of the country # Mr. WELB\ seconded the amendment. He did not see why the information demanded by the motion before the House should not be given, nor, within the limits necessary for guarding the rights of property and the maintenance of the position at present held by tlie Church, did he see any reason for refusing to adopt such measures as would tend to just and needful reform in those mattprs wherein reform was urgently demanded. Mr. ILLINGWORTH spoke in support of the motion, denying that its object was to destroy the Church, which, lie said, the Dissenters did not desire, and arguing that it was only intended to deprive that establishment of its position of pre-eminence. Several other members' having spoken, the House c.ivided at ten minutes to 1 o'clock. 1' or Mr. Miall's motion 94 Against 295 Majority. 201 'The motion was therefore lost. The House adjourned fit 1 5S a.m.
CARDIFF. WORKMEN'S FLOWER Snow. — We understand, that i. Lord and Lady Bute have ifitimated, their intention of being present at the Flower Shew, to be held in the Drill-hall to-day. SMUGGLING TOBACCO.—At the Police Court on Tuesday, before Mr. Alderman Alexander, and Dr. Paine, John Ellis and Hugh Parry, two seamen of the schooner Sarah Ann of Ipswich, were charged with smuggling a quantity of tobacco. Custom Home officer Hanson saw the prisoners coming from the West Bute Dock on Monday night, and suspecting from their appearance that they had something cdncealed upon their persons, lie stopped and searched them. Upon ililis he found 3i lbs. of hard cavendish tobacco, and ii lbs. upon Parry. They said that the tobacco was not their own they were carrying it to a friend. Ellis was ordered to pay 19s. single value, and the costs, and Parry 8s. 2d and costs, in detault, one month's imprisonment. The money was all paid. CUTTING A.MAN'S THROAT.— Martha Millward, an old woman, living at No. 56, Peel-street, was charged with cutting and wounding Patrick Collins, a seaman. The prosecutor gave his evidence with considerable reluct- ance, and endeavoured to screen the prisoner from blame. He said that he was living at a boarding-house in Peel- street, and had gone to the girls' house, further on in the same street. It was there that his throat was cut. The Magistrates' Clerk: Who cut you there? Prosecutor: Indeed, I cannot say. The Magistrates' Clerk Who did you'tell the policeman cut you ? Prosecutor I said that it was that woman; but I cannot swear, for there were so many of them about. Police-Sergeant Tamblyn stated that he 'found the prisoner shortly after he had been wounded. He asked him who had cut him, and he described the prisoner at the bar, and took him (the sergeant) to her house, where in the prisoner's pre- sence he said that she was the woman who had wounded him, and the weapon was a white handled knife. The prisoner said Collins cut her while she was standing at the door, and she struck him in self-defence. Dr. Paine stated that he found upon Collins's neck a long superficial wound, extending four Or five inches, and a wound also upon the right side of the chin. The case was adjourned. TOWN MISSION DAY SCHOOL.—The second annual' meeting was held on Monday evening in the National Schools, Crockherbtown, the Rev. D. Howell in the chair. There were present Revs. Vincent Saulez, Canton; — Jenkins, St. Johns, J. Waite, B.A., N. Thomas, T. G. Hartley. &c. The report was read by the Secretary, Mr. 8. Hodgson. It stated that there had been a small decrease of scholars during the year; but this was ac- decrease of scholars during the year; but this was ac- counted for in the large number who had left for the better schools. ^Last year there were 60 children in the school, of these 52 have left, 19 to the National Schools, 10 to private, S to Catholic 6 to.British, 2 to Wesleyan, 4 dead, 3 gone to service. Thirty of these learnt to read in the school, and eleven girls to sew. At the present there are forty-eight free and assisted scholars in the school. The financial position is in a prosperous condition. Last year, at the close of the annual meeting, there was £ 117s. lOd. This year there is' £ 4 2s. in hand. The total income of the school is kl4 10s. expenditure 1.1. 8s. After the reading of the report, readings and recitations were given by the children. The Chairman said that he was surprised to find that so large an amount of work could be done for so small an aniotint-Oi children had been sent to school for kil. What they had heard that evening was substantial proof of real work done in the school. The Rev. Mr. Jenkins. St. John's, and the Rev. Vincent Saulez, Canton, moved and seconded the adoption of the report; each gentleman expressed the j pleasure it gave him to be present, and bore testimony j to the hard work of Mr. Hodgson, and those associated wi-to him. The appointment of the Ladies' Committee \vas proposed by the Rev. J. Waite, B.A., and seconded by the Rev. T. G. Hartley. The Rev. N. Thomas pro- posed a vote of thanks to the chairman, and the proceed- ings terminated.. THE GItAMIlAll SCHOOL.—The half-yearly examination of the pupils of the above school was held a few days ago. The examiners were the Revs. J. Waite, B.A., of Cardiff, and D. Eliezer Jones, M.A., of Sirhowy, Trede- gar. It was conducted partly viva voce, and partly by means of examination papers. The following are the examiners' reports :— I have gone very carefully through the examination papers of several of Mr. Lewis's pupils, in English history, algebra, Euclid, arithmetic, and natural philosophy, and have been much gratified at the result. The questions, which supply a searching test of proficiency, are answered, 011 the whole, with an accuracy and in a style most creditable to the boys, and in a way that confirms the high reputation Mr. Lewis has gained for the thoroughness of his system of teaching.—JOSEPH WAITE, B.A. Lond.-Cardiff, June 25th, 1872. Having examined Mr. Lewis's school in the Greek afiid Latin classics, 4reiieli, German, chemistry, English, and mathematics, it affords me very great pleasure to state the pupils acquitted themselves in a most satisfactory manner. The accurate and ready answers elicited from the scholars to all-the questions given them reflect great credit on both master and pupils, and show that Mr. Lewis must have worked with great vigonr and energy to obtain such highly satisfactory results. As a result of such thorough teaching, I alllllot surprised to find that so many of the pupils of the above school have lately distinguished themselves at various public examinations and I feel confident that those who are now undergoing a course of preparation will be equally successful in their tui-n.L). E. JOKES, M.A., Sirhowy, Tredegar,
LLANDAFF. The weekly petty sessions were held on Monday, Messrs. G. C. Williams and E. W. David on the Bench. HIGHWAY OFFENCE —Thomas Rees, Peterstone, was summoned for riding upon his. cart without reins. The offence, which was committed on the 19tli ult., was ad- mitted, and the Bench fined Rees 2s. 6d. and costs. DRtjNK AND RIOTOUS.—A married woman, named Louisa Brown was summoned for being drunk and riotous at Cottage-street, RQath, and upon admitting the offence, was fined 5s. including costs.—George Jackson, for a similar ofience committed at Henry-street, on the 23rd of June, was also fined 5s. including costs. N o x M A IN TEN A NC u.—Heilry Collins, lormerly a school- master of the British School, Neath, was summoned at the instance of the Cardiff Board of Guardians for the non-maintenance of his four children, who were in the Union. The case was adiourned for a month. A VIOLENT IRISHMAN.—Patrick Duggn.11 was charged with wounding Josiah Legg and George Elliot. Both per- sons, judging from the bandages on their heads, had apparently received severe injuries The evidence given showed that OIl Sunday last the parties were in the Penarth Dock Hotel, and whilst there were assaulted by prisoner. Dr. Grainger proved attending Legg on Sunday, and found him bleeding profusely from two wounds, which appeared to have been caused by two separate blows. A witness for the defence was called, but his testimony went to establish the charge. The Bench stated the assault was a most brutal one, and the prisoner would be sen- tenced to fourteen days' imprisonment' with hard labour. KEEPING HOUSES OF ILL-FAME.—A11 old woman, between 70 and 80 years of age, named Catherine Sullivan, residing at 7, Mary Ann-street, Canton, was- summoned for keeping a house of ill-fame and harbouring reputed thieves. Fined C6, or three months' imprison- ment.—Bridget Collins, for a similiar offence, was fined 50s. and costs. SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A PUBLICAN.-Afr. James Thomas, landlord of the Masons' Arms, Whitchurch, was summoned for knowingly permitting gambling in his house on the loth inst. The summons was issued at the instance of the police, although the principal witness was a man named Edward Lewis, who stated that he was a iioibe-aeaier, and resided at Bute-terrace, Cardiff. On j.001 u 1f1<;ntl0ui:d, whilst in defendant's house, he lost by betting with persons who were playing skittles, He stated that the landlord was cognisant of the betting, and made other charges, which, from the evidence ten- dered, was not substantiated. Mr. Belloch appeared for the defendant, and eventually the summons was dismissed.
rn ABERDARE. IHE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY.—The servants of this company are now actively engaged taking np the broad gauge line of railway between Merthyr and Swansea. In consequence of yesterday being the first day of the quarter sessions, theie was but little business transacted at the police court. Mr. D. Davis, the only magistrate present, disposed of a few unimportant cases.- THE SOUTH WALES CHORAL UNION.—The rehearsal at Aberdare was an excellent climax to all the preceding ones. Three concerts were announced for the day, but the demand for admittance so far exceeded the accommo- dation, that a fourth was held at nine p m., and announced by the bellman About L220 was taken at the doors. On Tuesday morning a great crowd assembled at the Great Western Station to witness the departure of the competitors and their friends, who, altogether filled a train of eighteen carriages. CUTTING YOUNG TILLES.-Alfred Harcourt was charged with cutting a number of young trees, value 5; the pro- perty of Major Vaughan Lee. Ordered to pay the amount of damage claimed, and a fine of 10s. and costs, amounting in all to ill 7s. 5d., or fourteen days' hard labour. ROBBERY FROM THE PERSON,—Elizabeth Jones was charged with stealing two half-crowns, five shillings in silver, a pawn-ticket, and a tobacco-box, fiom the person of David Williams, a smith, residing at Aberaman. Re- silver, a pawn-ticket, and a tobacco-box, fiom the person of David Williams, a smith, residing at Aberaman. Re- I manded for a week. EXCISE PROSECUTION.—Mr. Hugo, Supervisor of the Excise in this district, appeared against Daniel Griffiths, landlord of the White Horse Inn, Cwmbach, under 1 and 2 Geo. IV., cap. 22, sec. 1, for not making proper returns of his brewing. Mr. Hugo stated that on the 29th May a brewing had taken place on defendant's premises, which had never been entered in his book in accordance with the regulations. The case was adjourned for a full bench of justices. A GASJBILL.,— David Lloyd was summoned for non- payment of 7s. 8d. for gas supplied, and 2s. lOd. for fittings, being amount due the Aberdare and Aberaman Gas Consumers' Co. The case was adjourned. A number of the ordinary cases ot drunkenness con- cluded the business of the Court,
MONMOUTH. COMMISSIONERS' MEETING.—The usual monthly meet- ing of Commissioners was held on Monday last in the J ury-room, when his Worship (Mr. Alexander Rolls) the Mayor presided. Mr. Superintendent Wheeldon re- ported that he had received numerous complaints .relative to the delapidated state of the old buildings situated near the hospital, and which was the property of Mr. Phillips, of Ross. Mr. John Hill explained that the property alluded to was about to change hands, and that he anti- cipated that the arrangements would be concluded on the morrow. The Surveyor reported that the paving round St. Mary's; Churchyard would shortly be completed, while that in Morrow-street would be attended to. He further reported that he had laid traps to pre- vent offensive effluvia rising from the drains, but the number was insufficient, and he should require, more His Worship drew the ^attention of the Board to the great number of dogs that were allowed to wander about the streets without their owners, and said that by the "Dog Act of 1871, the owners of such dogs rendered them- selves liable to a fine of !I," quoting a case in point. After the ^chairman had alluded to the dangers arising out of hydrophobia during the hot weather, he made the following proposal, which was adopted, viz.: That hand- bills should be issued ordering the nuisance to be abated, and stating that such persons as did not comply with the order would be prosecuted. His Worship also a it as his opinion that travelling shooting-galleries should not be allowed in the public thoroughfares, but should be placed, when they came to the town, upon the pleck near Monraouth Bridge. Superintendent; Wheeldon explained that the pleck was not corporation property, but that it belonged to Col. Tynte. The subject then dropped, and the signing of cheques' to the amount of £ 9 6s. con- cludedJihe business.
SWANSEA. A REFRACTORY SEAMAN.—AttheSwansea Police Court yesterday. before Mr. T. Phillips and Mr. Sylvanus; Padley, Robeft Seymour was eharged with deserting the ship Houdeklip. The prisoner was cook and ,stewai • on the vessel, which was bound for St. Malo. Mr. Barret, manager of the Sailors'.Home, spoke to the facts of the case. It was not th.- first time that the prisoner had pffended in this way. The bench sent the prisoner to the house of correction for one month. THE LATE MR. ELI BALL.—Yesterday afternoon a large^.umber of persons attended the funeral of the late Mr. Eli Ball of Richard's Place. Mr. Ball was for many years man.ger at the Cambrian Pottery. He was one of the oldest members in Swansea, of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows, and was for a long period the actuary of the Cambrian Lodge. As a deacon of York Place Chapel his christian deportment was all that could be desired. PRESENTATION.—On Wednesday evening a very in teresting meeting was held at the schoolroom adjoining Mount Pleasant chapel, when the Rev. James Owen, acting in the name of some friends connected with this place of worship, presented Mr. and Mrs. Channings and Miss Budd with a slight mark of the high tsteem in which they are held. Mr. Owen, in a few appropriate remarks, presented Mr. and Mrs. Channings with a hand- some timepiece and Miss Budd with a niCely-finished' !e. dressing case. The recipients have always taken an active part in every movement connected with Mount Pleosant chapel, and they have rendered service in con- nection with the Hafod branch, of which Mr. Channings has for some years been the superintendent. It has been through his efforts, seconded by. Mrs. Channiilgs and Miss Budd, that the school has been brought to its present satisfactory condition. Mr. Channings and his family are about to leave this neighbourhood, but they will carry with them the good wishes of a large circle cf friends. THE LATE MR. LEWIS XORItIS.-At the County-court, yesterday, reference was made to the death of Mr. Lewis Morris, the registrar of the court, which took place on Sunday night. Mr. Smith asked to be allowed to say a word or two respecting the late Mr. Lewis Morris—he was sorry to have to say the late" Mr. Morris— who for a period of so many years acted as registrar of the Court. Speaking for himself, he had known Mr. Morris at Swansea afnd elsewhere for 20 years, and no one had ever treated him with greater' courtesy or kindness. It was a matter in which he would not wish to use anything like flattery, because had TVir, Morris been living ha was a man of such keen common s<.r,se and shrewd knowledge of the world that he would have put such words jiside as beyond the language which should have been used. But he must be permitted to refer to one who, until a month ago s.:¡,t opposite him at that table, whose haleness they were accustomed to re- mark upon, and to express the extreme loss which they had sustained and their sympathy with the family. He would not say a word more than to testify to the respect in which Mr. Morris was held in private life, and to the courtesy with which that gentleman dis- charged his professional services. Mr. Arthur Williams,. barrister-at-law, said that on behalf of the bar he might be allowed to endorse all that had fallen from Mr. Smith. He had not known Mr. Morris so long as Mr. Smith, but since he had been attending this court, he had always received from Mr. Morris that courtesy which was looked for in a person holding such a position. Judge Falconer said he WAS surprised when he came to the court on the previous day to hear of Mr. Morris's death. The late Mr. Morris always appeared to be a man who was likely to live longer than him. He had been acting with Mr. Morris for about 21 years. When something of this kind occurred, all they could do was to express their regret; and he could only join in the expression of regret which Had fallen from the previous speakers. We may add that Mr. Morris was a prominent Liberal at Car- marthen, and that by his death the party has experienced a very serious loss.
NEWPORT. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY.—At the borough police couit on Monday, before Mr. D.|Harrhy, (mayor) and Dr. Morgan, Ellen Cohen was charged with being drunk and breaking a window belonging to Charles Pierce, landlord of the Tradesmen's Arms. Defendant had come into the Tradesmen's Arms in a state of intoxication and was turned out. When outside, she took off her boot and threw it through a large window, doing damage to the amount of 22 18s. Sent to Usk for one month with hardlabour. EMBEZZLEMENT.—John Dixon was charged on remand, with unlawfully appropriating and misapplying 964 odd, money of the Rock of Hope Lodge of Oddfellows, of which he was late secretary.—Mr. Lloyd on behalf of the prisoner, applied for a further adjournment. In a few days he thought matters could be arranged satisfactorily for all parties. Mr. Cathcart 011 behalf of the Lodge offered no objections. Adjourned. STEALING.—William Elether, labourer, was charged with stealing a vest and trousers, the property of James Little and Son. Samuel Little said that on Saturday evening last, about 6 o'clock, he had occasion to leave the shop for a few minutes on returning he saw the prisoner escaping with a waistcoat and trousers under his arm; these he said he was taking to the light to examine. Pri- soner pleaded guilty. Sent to Usk for one month wi th hard labour.
MOUNTAIN ASH. RHOS SUNDAY SCHOOL —The anniversary of this school was held on Sunday last when a great number'of the children with* their teachers took part in the recitations in the afternoon. At 6 p.m. a sermon was delivered to the chileren by Mr R Richards. Glyngwyn. LOCAL BOARD.—The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Board Room on Monday.—A letter was read from Mr. Sheppard sanctioning the widening of the Cresselly Canal bridge—and the work was ordered to be carried out forthwith.—Henry-street drain was brought before the Board, when it was resolved that the work be not proceeded with until the crops of the several gardens are taken out.—An explanation being received from the Inspector of Nuisances in reference to charges made on the Board, incurred by the interment of paupers—the matter was referred to the Guardians meeting at Ponty- pridd—Mr. Evans undertaking to bring the matter before the- Guardians. The Surveyor reported that the water and tuftibler cart had arrived, ajid some dissatis- faction WM expressed by some of the members in consequence of some defects in the same. A- letter from Mr. Gwynne Harris, M D., the Govern- ment Inspector, to the Chairman, was read by the Clerk, in which he recommended the Board to build a hospital for small-pox patients, and provide a suitable com enience to remove the same, as well as an apl)aratus for disinfect- ing the clothes of small-pox patients. The Board resolved to* leave the ma.tter to stand over. The finance report was read, when it was reported that there was at present £ ■316 16s. Id. in the Bank. The Surveyor's certificate was ordered to be p .id, and cheques for the, several amounts were accordingly signed.
PENCLAWDD. TABER-, ACLE ANNIV E K S ARY. —The Calvinistic Methodists of this place held their anniversary services on Sunday and Monday, at the Tabernacle Chapel. On Sunday the Revs. J. Watkins, Loughor, J. Lloyd, Bethel, and Thos. Rees, Crickhowell, preached, and on Monday the Revs. D. Lewis, Llanelly, T. R. Saunders, New Inn, L. Price, Burry Green, and T. Rees preached. Collections were made at the close of each service towards liquidating the debt of the chapel, which amounted to upwards of 950.
LLANTRISANT. AUXILIARY TO THE BIBLE SOCIETY. — The annual meeting of the Llantrisant Auxiliary to the British and Foreign Bible Society, was held on Monday evening, at the National Schoolroom. The Rev. J. Powell Jones occupied the chair. The meeting was well attended, nearly all the ministers and clergy of the district being present. The report was read and an address deli vered. present. The report was read and an address deli vered.
CLYDACH. A SHOCKING ACCIDENT.—An accident of an extraordi- nary and serious nature befel a woman named Mary Davies, wife of John Da vies (haulier). It seems that the unfortunate women went a little distance over the railway that carries the coal of Cwmclydach collieries in contact with the canal, and through carelessness on her own part. she was knocked down by the engine, ada great number of the trams went over her legs, causing such injuries that the doctors were compelled to amputate both limbs.
THE BUILDERS" LOCK-OUT Yesterday morning being the Lime appoInted for the payment of the first dividend to the lock.out masons, about 600 men assembled at the Sun Concert Hall, Westminster-road. About twelve o'clock, Mr. Broad- took the chair. He then stated that Messrs. Thomas and Co., of Clipstone-street, Portland-road, had con- ceded the 01 hours to his men at 8Jd. per hoar, with a promise that whatever might be the amount of wages per hour ultimately decided upon he would act upon it.
THE RECENT MURDEROUS OUTRAGE IN DONEGAL. Yesterday Constable Cooke, who was fired at by a* man named Hunk on Thursday night last, in Milford, County Donegal, expired from injuries received. An inquest will be held to-day. The murderer has been of violent temper and vicious disposition from his youth. The prisoner's three brothers are at present in Lifford jail. The murdered constable was only married 10 months ago, and leaves a young wife.
THE CONVICT ROUPELL. The petition praying for a remission or a commuta- tion of the sentence of penal servitude for life passed on William Roupell, formerly M.P, for Lambeth, for forgery has been very numerously signed by the inhabitants of the New-cut, in which locality much of the property of the father of Roupell is situate, and will be presented to Parliament during the present session. Many of the old constituents of Roupell in various' parts of Lambeth have attached their names to the petition. Roupell has been incarcerated nine years,
Revenue from April 1 to June 30:—Receipts, £ 18,393,,507 expenditure, £ 18,175,391; balance, £ 9,282,124. A number of officers from various'army corps have arrived at Chatham to form a new class at the Scho ol of Military Engineering, to go through a course of instruction in army signalling and telegraphy. The authorities will shortly proceed with the werk of erecting one, of the forts for -the protection of Chatham aud the road to London. It will be erected on Chatham-bill, between Chatham and Rainham. When the Prince of Wales abandoned his intention of pursuing his journey beyond Rome, his secretary wrote by his orders to Mrs. Somerville, to say that one of the chief interests which he and the Princess had promised themselves at Naples was to have had the pleasure of paying her a visit. WORMS are the cause of nine-tenths of the diseases of children, therefore it is very important that every parent should seek the right remedy for their expulsion, and that remedy is undoubtedly found in "William's Pontardawe Worm Lozenges," which have stood the test for the last twenty years, and are now more popular than ever. See that the words "williarnes Worm Lozeng-es," are engraved on the government stamp, without which none are genuine. Sold by most Chemists at 9id., Is. lid., and 2s. 9d. per box, or bv post for 14 and 3-1 stamps, from the sole manufacturer, .1. ravies, Chemist, Swansea. 15
GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Midsummer Sessions of the county of Glamorgan commenced yesterday in the Town-hall, Cardiff, when according to the new arrangement adopted at the last court only the couniy butduess was taken. Mr. R. O. Jones, county chairman, presided. The ni;!gistrat< s present were—Messrs. J. (J. Fowler, J. L.^vi-, W. 3. Cartwright, E.Wiliiams, J. T. Jenkin, N. P. Cdim-rot-, W. Gilbertson, P. 8r, Leger Grenfell, G. L'n.W ilyn, H. J. Evans, V. H. Lee, E. W..David, G. William: Griffith Phillips, Rev. D. W. Williams, Rc-v. H. H. i Richards, Rev. lL X. Tyler, Major Turbervilie. Mr. S. S. H. Horroan Fisher was appointed one of the Visiting Justices for Swansea prison, and the name ef the Rsv. William Bruce was removed from the list of justices of Cardiff gaol, at his own request, in ccmse- quence of Lis removal. FINANCE COMMITTEE'S REPORT. At a meeting of the Finance Committee, held at the Town Ihll, Cardiff, 011 Tuesday, the 25th day of June, 1S72, present, Messrs. William Gilbertson, Robert Oliver Jones, Charles Rumsey Kniorht, Henry Thomas Lee, Jamer Lewis, Aberuare, and William Gilbert- son (in the chair.) Your committee beg to report that the voucheis for payments during the last quarter, and the Treasurer's accounts have been examined and passed by the Auditor and laid before them, and are now submitted to the Court of Quarter Sessions together with the Auditor's report. Your committee have examined the bills and demands now payable, amounting to £35\)1 !>s. Od., which with estimated cq-ts of this Sessions will amount to £ 4(507, the particulars of which are set forth in the annexed table. They recommend the said bills and demands to be paid. There is now remaining ill the Treasurer's hands a balance of £2,929 10s. M., and a rate amounting to £ 3,118 3s. 5d. is now payable. The expenses of the ensuing half-year are eatiniatail at £ 10,410; we therefore recommend that a rate of lAd. in the pound, producing £ 9,354 10.M. 3d., be granted. Your committee further recommend that, in order to enable your auditor to exercise n proper supervision over the expenditure for new buildings which are now may be from time to time in course Ot erection, he be furnished by the Clerk of the Peace with a copy of each contract rel-ttlug to aiy such building. Your comniittee have further to report that the officers of the Treasury, instead of payinjj the bills for trials at the last Winter Assizes and at the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions, amounting to £ 2,100 ltis. iod., propese only to psy the sum of £ 1,901 IDs. Sd. Your committee believe that many of the deductions are improperly made, but it is impos-ible to ascertain on what ground the items in each case have been to ascertain on what ground the items in each case have been disallowed without referring to the original bills which are re- tained by the officers of the Treasury. Your committee therefore recommend that these disallowances should be enquired into by the County Auditor, and that the Clerk ot the Peace be directed to give him the necessary authority, and also to inform the Clerk, of Assize of the steps .taken by the Court, and to request his assistance. Your committee find that the detailed statement of the money expended on the County Lunatic Asylum, which was printed in 1S05, has not been carried down to the present time in suf- tkelt de tail. They therefore recommend that the Clerk of the Peace cause a full statement to be prepared of all the moneys expended in the building and completion of the Asylum and furnishing the same uptothe present time, to be called the Capital Acccounti also an account of all moneys expended in repairing the same to be called the Landlord Accountand further, an account of all the moneys expended by the committee under the £ 4(30 a year clause, to be called the ''Special Fund Account;" also, that a statement of all the money raised on loan, specifying each loan, and how much has been repaid, be prepared. Your committee find from the returns placed before them that £ sl,<x)0 has been borrowed for the Lunatic Asylum purposes; -that (without reckoning claims for extra work and commission on the last con- tract, not yet ascertained) the Treasurer has paid up to this time £ 81,154 6s. that the works now to be contracted for will cost £ 4,567 that the furnishing will cost £ 1,500: ahd that the sum 1 advanced from the rates on capital account is £ 1,827.), They.therefore recommend tliat power be taken to borrow from the London .Assurance Company, or elsewhere, the further srm of the London assurance Company, or elsewhere, the further srm of £ 10,0u0 on the security of the county rates. Your committee have received the report of the comity Surveyor, stating that the swing bridge belonging to the Loughor bridge is out of repair, and will cost £ 3u0 to repair. The repairs of the bridge are Chargeable to the counties of Glamorgan and Carmarthen in equal moieties to the counties of Glamorgan and Carmarthen in equal moieties a.report was made of the state of the bridge two years ago by the Bridge Committee, and certain recommendations were then liiad 2, to which they beg t; draw the attention of the court. Your committee have had their attention drawn to the present state of matters relating to the erection and subsequent supervision of the County BuUdings, and in_ they recommend that cn the appointment of any future county surveyor the whole of the county but dings and bridges be placed I under his charge, and that it shall be his duty to inspect all such buildings twice a year or ofnerif nfecessary, and to report upon their state to the court at the Spring and Autumn Sessions, «nd also to superintend from time to time all such repairs as may be ordered to be carried out oil the same or any of them, but that the designing Or erection of new buildings should not form part of his duties, and that the salary of such future county surveyor shall beUO a-year. Your committee lay the Bills presented to them under the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act before the Court, aud recommend payment of all except the bill of Nlr. Nicholas. They recommend that a rate of k of a penny be raised for the purposes of this Act. So rate will be required for the purposes of the Merthyr Stipendiary Justice Act, but it wi I be required to raise the sum of £500 under the provisions of the Pontypridd Stipendiary Act now in force. The Visiting Justices of the county gaol have laid before your committee certain' plans for the proposed Governor's house, and alsoreconnnend that the existing gaol buildings, now useless, be taken down by prison labour, and that the materials be used in the building of the Governor's house. Your committee recom- mend these buildings to be taken down and that tho ground plans be approved, but that the Visiting Justices be requested to give further consideration to the elevation with reference to the style and character of the building, and that they be authorised to carry out the propo, bldldillg at a cost not exceeding £ 2,500. Your committee further suggest that the recommendation of the Visiting Justices to give the Chief Warder of the County Gaol a gratuity of £ 25 for his conduct whilst iu sole charge cf the prison for nearly four nionths be acceded to. Your committee have also receive from the Visiting Justices of the Swansea. prison a recom- mendation to grant a pension t. Dunlop, late warder of that prison, who has retired in consequence of ill health, and they re- commend that he be awarded the highest pension which the Act of Parliament permits. The following is an abstract of the expenditure of lIt: past quarter: Maintenance of prisoners, GaoJ, £lG4 15s. 8d., H< use of Correction, £ 210 10s. 4d.; clothing for prisoner?, £15 ISs. l.Ul.— £ 42 5s. 7d clothing for Turnkeys,, £ B lCs.— £ 43 lis. 8d iuei'lental expenses. £ 202 6s. 10d.— £ 143 7s. 3d.; repairs, £ 21 7s. fid.— lis. 6d.; relief to piisoners ou discharge, £ 10 5s. 5d.— !:4 2s. 4h1.; materials for manufacture, £ lo Cs. 10J.— £ 60 IDs. od. Salaries, total, £ 402 2s. 2jd.—totai, £ 452 oS. 3d.x The Clerk of the Peace, his quartel"¿ composition, Y,112 10s.; tlic, Clerk oi the p ac.. Lip; bi; j lor business done, £ 40 10s. 2d.; ditto, his bill for mone « pail, £..1 17s. Id ditto, exp.-n.-es of unsaojs- fu1 can- didates for Goveruship of Gaol, 1:31 16s. 6d. Coroners: Mr. Cuthberfson, £ 9.) Os. Del.; Mr. G. Overton, £ 225 5s. 5d.; Mr. R. LrBeece, £ 157 Is. 6d.; Mr. E. Shriek, 4:91 los. 3d.; Mr. Sckwood, ZEI 17s. 6d. Lunatics, t422 18s. lid. Priuting, &c., £58 Us. Id. Practice- jr. T. M. Didton, ns Dtputi Clerk of Peace, two days, -96 6s. County bridges, £128. Penti ms, £ 35 14s. 5d. Petty Sessions, f4 8s. Reformatories, £ 37 10s. 4d. Militia, £ 23 Os. 9d. Weights, etc., £ 23 2s Salaries 2125. Total, £ 3,591 9s. Id. The financial statement for Midsummer, 1872, \ms as follows :—The balance iu hand is £ 2.939 16s.' 9d.. and the rate payable £ 3,118 3s. od., making a total of X6,048 Os. 2d.. The payments are general expendi- ture, £1,718 6s. 4d. Gaol, 908 12s. 7111.; House of Correction, £ 962 10s. 4 £ d.; Cattle Disease Act, £ 120; Estimated Costs this Session, £ 500; Quarters Sajaries to Clerks of Petty Sessions, X457 10s.; total, £ 4,GG6 i93. 4d., which, deducted from the income, leaves a balance of £1,381 Cs. lOd. A grant of £ 9,354 will make the sum available £ 10,735. The esti- mates X5,438, and the balance £ 4078, in all £ 10.416, deducted from the income, will leave a balance of £,119. The estimates for 1872, and 1873 are as follows:—Michaelmas, 1872, total, £ 5,438; Epiphanv, 1873, total, £ 4978 10s. The Court ordered the bills mentioned to be paid. A county rate os Is. lid. in the £ was made. Orders were made that the County Audits should be supplied with copies cf contracts, in order that works excuted by the county might be checked. FVRTHER DISALLOWANCES BY THE TREASURY. The CHAU'.JIAN said the items disallowed by the Treasury amounted to a considerable sum, in all about £ 26D, aud a large proportion of this, upwards of £ 130, was due upon Assize prosecutions, over which the county bad not the slightest control, the treasurer being obliged to pay the bill the clerk of assize sent. to him. The Treasury, however, said, in effect, that they did not agree upon the mode in which clerks of assize and judges order sums to be paid, and so the Treasury clerks cooly struck the items out. Among others they had struck out a prosecution on the ground that the case was conducted nominally by the post office, and that the county ought-to have applied to the post office and not to the Treasury for the costs. After the late decision in the Court of Queen's Bench, this court had no remedy but through Parliament, and that was the truth of the matter. Iu one case the person who presided over these charges had struck an item ont because it was a new crime," created by au Act of Parliament passed since the Act which made these costs fall upon the Treasury. That was the doctrine of the gentlemen of the Treasury— that if Parliament created new offences the Treasury must not bear the cost of prosecution! The bills sent to the Treasury were kept, and there was no means of examining the items unless they obtained the bills back again. Therefore he proposed that the county auditor should examine the accounts, and make a report upon them at the next session. Mr. ST. LEGER GREN-FELL geco ided the motion, and remarked that the previous night, -in the House of Commons, Mr. Eruce had stated that a Bill, which would affect these disallowances, would not come on this sesion. > THE COST OF THE COUNTY LTJKATIC ASYLUM. The CHAIRMAN stated that in consequence of the architect not having sent in the statement required of him, the committee werz- unable to lay such an abstract of the accounts before the Court as they did in 1865. It was desirable that they should know not only the sum that had been spent in repairs, but the amount of moneys laid out by the committee from time to time, under the clause which gave them the power to spend a sum of t400 a year in repairs, or new buildings, as they might think necessary. The amounts so expended formed a considerable sum, and it was very desirable that the public and the court should be informed of the exact amount the Asylum had cost. The sum of zES1,000 had been borrowed either from the Board of Works or from Insurance Offices, and be- side that, :£1,827 had been paid by the treasurer out of the county rates, and must be deducted from future loans and recouped to the ratepayers. In addi- tion to this, there were some amounts not paid yet, for extra work,, and also the architect's com- mission and for this purpose they must raise more money, and looking at the statement iu the report he did not think that they could do with a smaller sum than £ 10,000. He could, only say that ho hoped that it would be the last sum they would be called upon to raise upon the Lunatic Asylum account. Archdeacon Blosse, the chairman of the Visitors, had sent .him a statement of the results which were expected to be realised when the now pending alterations were com- pleted. The Asylum would then accommodate 250 females and 320 males, a total number of 570 inmates. The present accommodation was for 320 males and 205 females, a total of 525. When "the additions were completed it was the opinion of the committee that the Asylum would be quite as large as it was desirable that it should hé. If, unfortunately, the number of lunatics in the county should increase farther, a ques- tion would arise what other provision should be made for them. He proposed that the Clerk of the Peace should take steps to ascertain how they might borrow £ 10.000 fit the lowest rate of interest, and that he glirnld first j address the Board of Works, with whom they had negotiated a previous loan at per cent. M 'jir TUI^BERVILLE seconded'the motion. jMr.-J?o*»VLSu suggested.th'-it further need of enlarging 1 the Asylum might be avoided, if the Unions of the county would adopt the plan he had suggested for some >ears, to make provision j..r their idiotic and imbecile p.-U"ioi-rs in their ovm Workhouses. j The motion was carried.. THE DUTIES OF THE COUNTY SURVEYOR. The CHAIRMAN said it would be in the recollection of the Cor.rt that some years ago the business of d^iguing and superintending the county buildiugs was removed frqrn the couuty surveyor, and a set of standard plans drawn up by au architect, he believed, from Surrey, and these plans had since been followed in the erection of county buildings. Siuce then the charge of these buildings, during hnd. after construction, had really devolved upon nobody, except that clerks of the works had been appointed from time to time when n^vr buildiugs were commenced. The plans bad often to be altered to fit the ground, and this work required a trained professional man to do it. It was very desira- ble that the care of these buildings should be placed in the hands of one man, and his opinion "was that it would be better to have the superintendence of these buildings in the hands of the county surveyor in future, whoever he might be. The committee had suggested that everything connected with the buildings of tbe county should go through tbe hands of the county sur- veyor, and tbat his salary should be increased. If the Court thought fit, and the present County Surveyor wished, and, thought that he had time to per- sonally carry out the work of the county—for Mr. Bassett had a very large business-he for one would be willing that he should take the whole of the county work, and receive a proper salary; but if j1 the present surveyor saw that his taking upon himself the work would necessitate his sending a deputy from his office, he (the chairman) thought the Surveyor, it may be, wonld tell the court that having served the county for a number of years ;ii a!l the matters that had been entrusted to him, and his private duties having within that time considerably enlarged, he felt that under those circumstances he would prefer withdrawing from bt-iug county surveyor. The course the court had better take, he thought, was to decide that the matter should be entirely in one hand, and done not by deputy but by one person, and it would then be a matter whether the county surveyor would put himself before the Justices as a person who would ask them to appoint him to carry out the whole of the business properly, or whether he would withdraw and leave them to select some one else. Mr. GREXFELL said the question had been before the coMtt several times before, and the gentlemen who then took an active interest in it Mr. Vivian and Mr. E. M. Ricllard-were not now present. Though he entirely concurred that the work should be done by one persoa, he thought it would be advisable to adjourn the natter to the October sessions, when they would have a fuller court, and he made a proposi- tion to that fieot. Mr. J. C. FOWLER seconded the motion, and it was carried. MISCELLANEOUS. No Yate, was made for the Merthyr Stipendiary Justice Act, A rate of d. in the pound was made for the purposes of the Pontypridd Stipendiary Justice Act. It was stutod -that the taxed costs incurred in the promotion of the Bill were 9-590. An order was made for the erection of a governor's house outside Cardiff Gaol, and orders connected tbere- with were made for the alteration of the boundary wall of the gaol, and the removal of such buildin's iu the gaol which are no longer usedj and the materials of which will be valna^k for the purpose of building the house. The court limited the cost of the house to £ 2,500. ■ A gratuity of £ 25 was given to chief warder Stevens, of Cardiff Gaol, as an honorarium for his servies during the period the gaol was without a governor. A pension of E17 15s. a year was settled upon ex- warder Dunlop, of Swansea House of Correction. l'OLICE COMMITTEE'S REPORT.—THE WAGES OF THE POLICE. At a meeting of the Police Committee composed of the same members as the Finance Committee, Air. William Gilbertson in the chair, the police axounts which had been audited by Mr. Dever were produced and are now presented to the Court of (Quarter Sessions. The bills and estimates for the ensuing- half- year were examined, and the report of the Chief Constable was j "received, which are now submitted to the court. It will be neces- sary to raise for the Merthyr district the sum of 8201., the balance in hand being 1,761'?. IKs. lOJ. Newbridge district, 1,7551. 6s. 4d., the balance in hand being 2.0Sil. 9s. lW, Oyniore district, 0521. 3s. 0d., the balance in hand being 8191. Is. 4d. Swansea district, 9331. Is. 5d,, tjio balance in hand being 1,4261. 8s. 4d. Your committee !l!o rtcomuieiu1. that three additional constables appointed to the Newbridge district and one to the Ogmore district. Your committee have had laid before them a petition f -em the subordinate members of the police force praying for an increase of salary, and also a statement by the Chief Constable as to the future rates of pay which he considered desirable in the ea?e of thfc oiReers and men under his charge. Your committee considered the matter very fully, &nd viewing tlie great rise in ( wages and the almost universal incroase in the pay of persons em- ployed 011 police duty throughout the kingdom, are of opinion that a new scale of pay should be adopted in this county instead tif the one at present in force, and that it should be as foilows :— Chief Constable, with allowance of 501., 501. per annum on appointment; superintendents, 16M. per annum on appointment, anri 1821, per annum after five years inspectors, 911. per allnum ou appointment, 951. per annum after two years, and 1001. per annum after live years sergeants, 11. 7s. weekly on appointment, 11. fis. aiter two years, aud 11. 10s. after 10 years constables, merit class, 11. 5s. weekly; ditto, after three years, first class, j I. -is. 6(1. per week ditto, after one year, s"coud class, 11. 2:i. 6d. per wed; ditto, probationary, second class, 1?. Is. per week. COALS FOR .POLICE STATIONS.—First class stations, now receiving j 2s. per week, be increased to 3s.; second class stations, now re- ceiving Is. per week, be increased to Is. 6d. third class stations, now receiving Gd. per week, be increased to fid. Having adjusted the seale of pay for the officers and men under tho charge oi the Chief Constable, your committee arrived at the conclusion that the same 4tircunistiiiees which demanded an in- crease of pay in the force. coupled with the great increase 01 tile Chief Constable's duties and the much larger number of men he had now under his charge, ought to induce the court to increase his salary, which they recommend should be 550[. for all purposes instead of as at present 3S0[ for pay and 1501. for expenses. The accounts presented were as folk)ws :-salaries, 1621.14s. 2d. Merthyr district, 48?. 4s. 4d. Newbridge district, 6651. ITs. 3d. Ogmore district, 451. lis. (id. Swansea district, 5til. Os. 5d. total, 078'. 13s. sd. The Clerk of the Peace read the memorial which had been addressed to the court by the officers of the County Police force. The CBAIBMAN said in the face of the general increase of wages that was goir.g on throughout the couniy, it was only natural to expect the police to make a claim, aud it v,'ould be impossible to keep up the force in au efficient state if the claim had not been considered. He was told that the Metropolitan police force, whether fairly or unfairly, was opeu to receive any constable from a country force who offered himself, and this was a circumstance which made it more necessary to place their men in such a position as would be satisfactory to them, and such a position also as would attract to them and keep with them the best men that could be got. The force of this county had been very efficient (bear, hear), and very well managed by Colonel Lindsay ?s well as by Captain Napier, his predecessor. Colonel Lindsay had laid before the com- mitteee—not an application on his own part, for he made none—but a scheme for a general advance to the men. That scheme had not been adopted in its en- tirety but had assumed the form in which it appeared m the report, and l ad been approved of by Colonel Lindsay. The new feature of this scheme, apart from the advance made, was the introduction of a merit class. This class would consist of the mest meritorious men of the force, and it was proposed that it ehould be distinguished from the others by a special badge. It would depend upon the conduct of the first-class men whether there would be a merit class, and it would be entirely in tbe hands of the Chief Constable to advance such men to the honour as he thought fit. The men in the merit class would receive 25s. aweek. As to the last class, they were anxieus not give too much to men who entered the force on probatoin but they were so placed in the new scale that if they were good men they wo Id soon receive a gradual increase. With re- gard to tbe Chief Constable, he had asked for no increase himself but it would be very unfair and nojust if they did not state their opinion that an addition ought to be made to his emoluments. The Committee recommended that instead of _a salary of £ 350, and an allowance of A'150, he be paid a salary of £ 500, and an allowance of 950. The reason the altera- tion of salary and allowance was made was this. The Treasury had taken it into their heads that if the Court made » payment for salary and a payment for allowance, it was their dut./ to base the Govern- ment police grant only upon the payment of salary, leaving the allowance out of consideration. In other counties the course he proposed they should now adopt had been adopted, and for the same reason. There was no need to make a secret of it. If the Trea- sury consented to this alteration, the increase given to Col. Lindsay would involve very little further charge upon the county, as the additional grant received from Government would recoup them a great part of the ad- ditional payment. He moved the adoption of the re- port. Mr. W. GILBERTSON seconded the resolution, and thought the scale of wages proposed was reasonable as well as necessary. As an employer of labour, he was sure that if an increase had not been made to the con- stables they would have.,turned to other employments. The force would have become disorganised. Mr. GKKNFELL and Mr. FOWLER supported the motion, the latter gentleman suggesting that Colonel Lidesy should wear a distinctive dress upon occasions of popular gatherings or excitement, and also that public-house inspectors should be appointed in the event of such offieers not been included in the Govern- ment Licensing Bill. Mr. W. S. CARTWRIGHT also supported the motion, and said the question of an increase to the police force was brought before the Monmouthshire Sessions the previous day, and had been referred to the Police Com- mittee. One of the reasons he attended the court that day was to ascertain the manner in which this court decided so important a question. Mr. E. W. DAVID psked what amount the advance of pay would be annually. The CHAIRMAN saiu the annual aggregate of the in- crease was XS43 3s. 3d. Towards that the Govern- ment would contribute £ 210, so that the extra cost to the county would be £ 632. The motion was then carried. In reply to Mr. GWILTII WILLIAMS, The motion was then carried. In reply to Mr. GWILTII WILLIAMS, The Clerk of the Peace stated that no steps had been taken in the matter of the police station at Llan- trissant, which had been ordered four years ago, because he had been unable to get the lease of the land they were to rent of Lord Bute, from Mr. Corbett. Mr. G. WILLIAMS said if any difficulty arose about that site it would be perfectly easy to get another. Three additional constables were ordered for the Newbridge district, two to be placed in the Bhondda V ::17, aud one at Roath. One additional con- s'able was ordered for the Ogmore district, to be stationed sit. Maesteg. The rales of the Discharged Prisoners" Aid Societies at Swansea and Cardiff, were certified by the Court. The CHAIRMAN gaVe notice that &t the next Sessions be should draw the attention of the Court to the de sirabiiity of establishing a girls' school under the Industrial Schools Act, and make a motion on the subject. The Court then adjourned. The trials of prisoners will commence this morning.
MOXMOUTHSHIEE QUARTER SESSIONS. TRIAL OF PRISONERS. FIRST COCRT, TUESDAY.—(Before Mr. S. R. Bosanqudt (chairman.1, Mr. E. Lister, Mr. John James, and Captain Wiieeley. The Court opened this morning at ten o'clock, when the Chairman was supported on the Bench, in addition to the gentlemen named, by Mr. G. R. Greehow- Relph, Mr. H. M. Kennard, Major Me. Donnell, Mr. O. A. Wyatt, Mr. J. Eastham, and Mr. W. W. Phillips. The following gentleman were sworn on the Grand Jury:— J ohn Bladon, foreman. Alfred Blake, Newport J. H. Hiilier, Llanvrechva J. A. Brodrib, Newport J. Jones, Chiistchurch W. W.Cope, Caerleon llees Keene, Llanhennock W. W. Cope, Caerleon llees Keene, Llanhennock Uriah Dale, Christchurch D. Rogers, Llanhennock W. Evaus, Tredunnock O. W. Siade Newport Wm. Evans (2), Caerleon E. Whitehall, Newport E. Frtiicis, LlanvrechN-a A. 0. Watkins, Newport S. Higgs, Christchurch W. Williams, Newport E. Higgins, Christchurch J. Jones, Llanrrechva The learned CHAIRMAN then proceeded to deliver his charge. Referring to the calendar for the present Ses- sions, the Chairman observed that it was a very light calendar, and indicated that employment Was plentiful and remunerative. Although the names of 28 persons appeared in the calendar, oniv 27 would come for trial, as one prisoner had committed suijide. The cases generally were of a trivial character, and presented no difficult features requiring explanation or comment from him. There were in the calendar cases of housc- breaking, stealing from lodgings, shop lifting, and ob- taining goods under false pretences. The class of cases which swelled this calendar more than any other was stealing from the person. There were eight or nine of these cases, but none of a very aggravated character. These crimes were often committed by loose women who robbed men into whose company they got, but the cases in the present calendar appeared to be v chiefly a species of picking pockets. There was a fashion in crime as well as in other things, and practised thieves proceeded by system, aud as soon as one class of crime failed, or was IV readily detected, they resorted to another. So many of these cases appearing in th3 list, showed that the police had been exceedingly vigilant, and had detected and apprehended the offenders. There was one case of great cruelty to which he biiefly alluded— viz., that of a prisoner charged with killing a pony in a ■pit, by knocking it down with a hatchet, repeating the blow, and saying he would do so. He skeined to have conceived a spite against the pony, and hence dealt with it in a cruel manner. It may be I L-tt the poor animal was a restive one, but it did not justify a person in treating it brutally, and he must be taught to eontrol his passion. The grand jury would consider the cases, and decide whether those presented to them were such as should be sent before the Court for trial. The learned Chairman after direcfiug the grand jury as to the spe- cific nature of their duties, desired them to wr,.It)ct such indictments at first as would not delay the baseness of, the Court. APPLICATION UNDER THE HIGHWAY ACT. Mr. RELPH, on behalf of Mr. A,D. Berrington, madø- application to the Court to borrow the sum ofJESOO for he purpose of improving the Tytae-road, to be appor- tioned between the two parishes through which the road ran. After stating the nature and desirability of the improvement, Mr. R?lph left the matter ia the hands of the Court. I The CHAIRMAN said the Court would mASts ihe order, RIDDANCE OF A NOTORIOUS RIRUCR. John Harrington (40), a quay-ruoger," was indicted for stealing 561b. of coal, the property of Charles Prothero and some others at Newport, on the fith June last. Prisoner pltaded not guilty. Mr. Maddy prosecuted. P.C. Voatea clearly provea-,the chavg^, !nd said, in answer.to the chairman, that when he joined the borough force prisoner was pointed out to him as a notorious thief. Prisoner was found guilty by the jury. Detective Curtis was called, and pointed out that prisoner got his living by qnay ranging," which meant prowling about the docks collecting rope, jqnk, ftnd general refuse, and also oing 0.. board ships, &c., inducing sailors to steal and ,I stores. He was a notorious thief, and had been P-vcftl times previously convicted. The Chairman said short sentences had had no effect upon prisoner, and it now became the duty of the court to try the eh't-ct of penal servitude. He would be sentenced to penal servitude for seven years. BREAKING INTO A WAREHOUSE ANO'IH^R IIEAVY SEK- TENCE. William Ernest (18 j, of Bristol, was indicted for breaking and entering the marine stores of 'Francis Corfield, and fctealing therefrom the sum of 18s. 5d. at Newport, on the 11th uf March last. Mr. Laarenee prosecuted. Prisoner pleaded not guilty. The case appeared very simple. Prisoner had been employed by prosecutor for a day, and had ample t.ppcitunity seeing where the cash was kept. After liavicg been paid his wages, he was seen to jump off the roof of p osesutor's warehouse by a man who was passing, and giving made off, was i-ppreht'iidel'iti Bn," 01. The jury found the prisoner guilty. Ihe vetcctive,'in answer to the Chairman, said he feaieu ihe prisoner was incorrigible. He had been convicted before, and had 0nly been out of gaol a sbort time before he committed the theft with which he was now charged. Whilst in prison at Newport, he suggested to the other prisoner whether they should not try to break out. The Chair- man said prisoner would now have to see another kind of prison, which he feared was the only hope of his ever being reclaimed. He would also be sentenced to seven years' penal servitude. A LIGHT SENTENCE. George Thomas, of Abergavenny, who haJ borne a oi character for twelve years, pleaded guilty to a charge of petty theft from a companion. He was sen- tenced to fourteen days' imprisonment. THEFT RO:ll THE PERSONS. John Still, 30, labourer, and Ann Still, his wife, were indicted forfeloniously stealing from the person of Edward Jones, of Celli, near Newport, a silver lever watch on 5th May last. Prisoners pleaded not guilty. Mr. Sxnythiea prosecuted. The evidence showed that prosecute r met the prisoners in the Hand Post Inn. He sat alongside the woman, and the male prisoner' sat on the otlwr side.* After he got out, and was proceeding near the cemetery, he missed his watch. P.C. Burns came along, and he gave information of his loss. He was somewhat the worse for liquor. Richard Matthews gave corroborative testimony. Mrs. Dudge proved that the male prisoner ClUlleto her house in Newport and offered the watch for sale. She declined to buy, and recommended him to go to a pawn-shop. John Evans, of the Trout Ian, Market-street, said that prisoner desired him to lend Lim £ 1 on a watch worth £ 7, as he wanted to raise money to go to a fair in Hereford. P.C. Mae Evoy proved the apprehension of the prisoners in the neigh- bourhood of Jones-street, when. in answer to the charge, both said they knew nothing of the watch. The jury found both prisoners guilty. A previous conviction was recorded agaiust the male prisoner, and a long string of convictions were produced against the female. They were each sentenced to seven years' penal sei^vi» tude, and five years' police surveillance. PLEADED GUILTY. William Barnes (17) ^pleaded guilty to stealing a silver watch, the property of Evan Stokes. Two months' hard labour. Emma Davies (36), servant, pleaded guilty to unlaw- fully and knowingly, by false pretences, obtaining 48 yards of print from Mary Thomas, at Abergavenny. Sentenced to one month's imprisonment. John Mason, a Inltll of colour, pleaded guilty to steal- ing a silver watch from affellow lodger at the works at Ebbw Vale. Sentenced to two months' hard labour. THEFT FRO31 A NEIGHBOUR. Maria Roper (on bail) was indicted for stealing 18s. 6d., the money of Arthur Lewis Freeman, at Llan- foist, on the 26th of March last., Prisoner pleaded not guilty. The jury returned a verdict of acquittal.
SECOND COURT.—TUESDAY. (Before Mr. H. M. Kennard, and Mr. James Eastham.) William Jones, 45, shoemaker, was charged with stealing a deposit note and 30s., the moneys of Samuel Brown, of Llauover UpPêr, on the 20th June. Mr.' Lawrence prosecutea. After hearing the evidence, the jury found prisone.r);niltv. A previous conviction was recorded against prisoner. Sent to three calendar months' hard labour- John Proctor, 26, labourer, was charged with stealing the sum of 22s. from the person of Edward Gibbons, at Christchurch, on the 15th Juao last. Mr. Prothere prosecuted. The jury acquitted the prisoner. Richard Lowe, 4^, qnarryman, was charged with maliciously wounding Charlotte Hopkins in the right hand, at Newport, on the 15th May last. Mr. Pritchard prosecuted, and Mr. Smithers defended the prisoner, A number of witnesses were examined, and the case proceeded at considerable length. The learned counsel on both sides having addressed the jary, the prisoner was acquitted.
TIN STANDARDS.—On Monday the smelters raised the tin standards £ 2 per ton all round. Prices now are, for common, 139s. for superior common, 140s.; fine, 141s.; and superior fine, 142s. per cwt. RECKLESSNESS IN A COAL MINE.—Two colliers, named Jessop and Jones, who work at Messrs. Pope and Pearson's West Riding Colliery, Altofts, near Wake- field, are likely to lose their lives through their own foolhardiness. They work in the same bank, andat at what is termed bread-eating time, a few days ago Jessop said to the other, "Have you ever seen the devil ? If not, I'll show you him." -Thereupon he took several pounds of powder from a canister, mixed it up in his palm into what is called a devil, affixed it to the face of the coal above the canister, and ignited it. Some of the sparks fell into the canister, the powder in which instantly exploded, and so severely burnt the two men that one lies in a hopeless and the other in ft highly dangerous state.