CARDIFF. NSAMCTITFG TO PROCEED TO SEA.—At the Borough Police-court yesterday, before the Mayor, Mr R. O. Jones, and Mr W. D. Bushell, Charles Long, William Drummond, and James Skeath, three seamen belonging to the Aramanilla, of Halifax, were charged with neglecting to join the ship after signing articles. They signed onthe 1st, received a month's advance, and were told to join at once. The vessel sailed on the 2nd, and the prisoners were found afterwards-one on the Pier Head, and the others at two boarding houses in Nelson- street. Long appears to have made every effort to join, and was found on the Pier Head, soon after the ship sailed, endeavouring to get on board a fleam-tag to follow the vessel. He was consequently discharged. Drummond waited at his boarding-house to be called for. The other defendaat went half-way to Penarth, but not liking the distance, returned. Supt. Evans said that the vessel was bound for Yokohama, and was obliged to proceed three men short, no Bailors being found to supply the places of those who had not joined. Mr Bushell remarked that there could be no wonder at ships being lost if captains were compelled to undertake long voyages with a crew one third below the proper number. The Bench gent Drummond to prison for fourteen days, and Skeath for twenty-one days.-Allen Pleas, a seaman belonging to the Capelia was charged with a like offence. In this case the defendant told the captain, subsequently to signing articles, that he was unfit to proceed to sea. He was afterwards examined by tne medical officer for the Board of Trade, who reported that the defendant was unfit to proceed. The defendant now said that he was still unfit to go to sea- The Bench requested that the defendant should be examined by the medieAl officer to the police. This was dene, and, acting on the certificate sent by Dr Hardiman, the Bench directed the defendant to be discharged. Cassino Nam a Greek sailor, was charged with neglecting to join the ship Capelia, of London, after signing articles. The defendant signed, received his advance note, cashed it and took his clotles on board on the 30th nit. He learned that the ship would not proceed to sea till next day, and he took his elothes on shore again. After the ship sailed he was found in a boarding-house in Nelson .street. The Bench Mat him to prison for eight weeks with hard labour. CAUTION TO BUILDERS.—Amoe Brown, a builder, was charged by Mr Johnson, the surveyor to the Local Board of Health, with depositing a quantity of earth, stmes, &c., in front of some villas in the course of erection, by him in Castle-road, and thereby causing an obstruction to the thoroughfare. The case was proved by Mr Johnson and Mr James, the Inspector of Nuisances, and the Bench directed him to pay the costs. A JUVIKILI TRW.-James Lucas, a lad of 13 years of age, was charged with stealing a labourer's hod. He appeared to havef been employed at some buildings in Ploocs Lane, where his own hod had been taken away, and he in return took the hod of another labourer named Weiah, and sold it for three shillings. In consequence of fan youth the Bench declined to send him to prison, -d ordered him to receive twelve strokes with a birch rod. A BIn TOOK A DOG. Vincent Elliott, the son of Mr BUiott, seda-water manufacturer, of Bute-street, was Missioned for setting his dog on George Williams, a vender of newspapers. Aocording to complainant, when pawing down Gladstone street, on the ilth, he was called over by the defendant, but he sub- sequently refused to buy a newspaper, and at complainant did not move away fast enough he set the yard dog, a black retriever, on him, the dog biting him severely in the leg. Mr D. W. Davis, who appeared for defendant, denied this, but stated that when the com- plainant put his band on defendants shoulder the dog aeiteed him by the leg. Mr Jones, chemist, of Bute- foad, who dressed the Wound, said it was only an abnoion of the skin, and while in the shop the com- plaint made no statement that the dog- had been set 011 him. Defendant expressed his regret at whai had occurred, and paid for the dressing, and also for the papers left unsold, and some few shillings had been given him since. The Bench dismissed the case, but suggested that some further compensate should be taaae to the complainant. "HABAUBTAD" HOSPITAL SHIP, CABDIFF.—EXPORT for the week ending the 2nd day of December, 1S7;J: — Nmmber of patients remaining last week, 31 admitted ånoe, 7 discharged, 11; died, out-patients treated, 56; remaining on board, 27. -W. HUGHES, medical raperimtendent. THIBD GLAMORGAN ARTILLERY VOLUNTEER SHIFTS COMPETITIONS. -Thtl annual competitions in connection with the above corps, took place at the Drill Hall, Car- diff, on Tuesday, the 30th ultimo, in the presence of a MttBterons assembly of people, who evinced much interest in the different competitious which tonk place, under the Wwrfdency of Colonel Hill. i ieutenant-Colonel Page, Captain and Adjutant Pitman, Captains Thomp Hurst, and Ingram, Lieutenant Strina, and Sub- Lieatenant* Hamilton and Fry. Captain and Adjutant Pym, of the Monmouthshire Artillery Volunteers, kindlf officiated as umpire. The first competition was as fellows:—A 40-pr. gun having been limbered up and in the trafrdliitg trnnion and holes stores strapped on, a prize of filO was offered to the detachment who would shift thtgttn, efnlimber, come into action, load, lsy the gun fttbo titfget-, fire one round, limber up, and place the ?D in its original position in the shortest time. A prize £ 5 Was offered to the second detachment in this com- petition. The following is the time occupied by each •empeting detachmentF Battery, Sergeant Rees, tinin. 171 sees., 210; G, Sergeant Jones, 2m. 18is., 25; T, Sergeant Boland, 2m 35s. E, Sergeant Lewm, Ia. C, Sergeant Jones, 2m. 4.59.; B, St:rgt.-Major FTAT, 2m. 4 is. D, Sergeant L. Davies, 2m. 53S. A, Ø.Major Gould, 3m. 15-is. This is the third year IfcaftF aad G Batteries have won the let and 2nd prizes respectively in this competition. The secondcompetition was for proficiency in Gyn drill. A heavy gun being on skids, aad the gyn in pieces at a distance uf ten yards from the gnn, the men were required to put the gun together, mount the gun (a 32-pounder, M.L.R.) on the carriage, carry the gun to the nar, prepare for action, load, and fire ONE round cany the gyn into position, dismount the gun, and take the GYN to pieces. This competition wa» accomplished, to fie astonishment of all parties and military des present, in the shortest time ever recorded 'TIS.. 6 min. 6 sec. The following shows the times oc- cupied J—B Battery, Sergt-Major Fox, 6 min 6 sec., £ 8 • P, Sergt. Raid, 6M. 52a., £ 4 E, Sergt George, 7M. 26a* C, Sergt.-Major Harrison, 7m. 33s. G, Sergeant Evans, ?m. 39*. This is the 2nd year that B and D Batteries have won 1st and 2nd prizes respectively in this compe. tition. The drills of the various shifts are carried on under the able supervision of the two instructors, Sergt." Itajor Mills and Sergeant Rees. JUFFLHBATLO* CA" -The dispute with reference to the Veeadary line of certain property on the Cefn Glas jfoantain, in the parish of Llaowonno, was some time tttce referred to Lord Aberdare, who consented to act as arbitrator between the three parties interested. His Lordship began to hear evidence in the case on Wednes- day, at tne Royal Hotel, Cardiff, and then adjourned to the New Inn, Pontypridd, on Thursday, returning to the Boyal Hotel, Cardiff, yesterday. The piece of ground la dispute is about 18 acres in extent, the land on one side ox which belonged to a Mr Allen, and on the other lid. iU a Mr Jenkins, the intervening portion being claimed ib7 both parties. Mr Allen, the farmer, had leased this notion to Messrs Nixon, Taylor, and Co., who were, therefore, the third party interested. Mr Henry Allen appeared for his relatives, the reversioners in the estate ju B. T. Williams for Messrs Nixon and Co.; and Mr Jk Francis Williams for Mr Jenkins. A large number « witnesses were heard on the part of Mr Allei., »bd IÙIo on the part of Mr Jenkins, with reference to the opuaen that prevailed iu the neighbourhood many years "10 loltg whom the piece of land belonged. It had been fegaxdea es disputed for many years, and was so marked on the plana and leases. The witnesses were heard at tho New^pm, Pontypridd, and yesterday the three counsel addressed hie ordship in favour of the riaimn *1 their clients, after which Lord Aberdare Baid he weald reserve his decision. tax EBCTORY OS ST. ANDREW'S.—The rectory of St. Andrew's, near Cardiff, has become vacant by the death of the Bev. Henry Morgan, M. A. It is worth 2420 a jearjwd a house, and is m the gift of the Bishop of ST. PAUL'S TREI CHUBOH OP ENGLAND.—The Ladies' <Committee met at Churchwarden Elliott's last evening, 'BAdertheprtfeidsbcy of the incumbent, the Bev. Philip (Niton. From the statements rendered it appeared that the total receipts at the fancy sale held at the Assembly Boome this week wae £63. This included a cheque for 210 from a gentleman who takes great interest in the ebfifteh. After an expenses had been paid their,, remained the satisfactory balance of £ 53 15s Sd, which was duly fcoadod ever to the hon. treasurer, Mr Wm. North, jun. She following votes of thanks were carried unanimously | To the Mayor and Corporation of Cardiff for their Madmem in graating the use of the Assembly Rooms; to the stall-keepers and other ladies who had assisted to thf organist and choir, and ladies who had enlivened the proceedings by vocal and instrumental music; to Dr. TOtfeeU. Mr Ed. Payne, and Miss Ghing for articles lent lor exhibition. K iW8 THISBS MISSION SHIP. It has been the custom tor several years to give during the winter evenings a eeriee of entertainments on board this ship exclusively niton who belong to ships in the Docks. The series •ranged and earned out by the Bev F. K. Mellis, the chaplain, last winter, wae most successful, inducing from chaplain, last winter, was most successful, inducing from WtoWOsaUon every evening to attend them. instead of oetng tempted, as they might have been otherwise, to Jtpend uiew evenings at places of resort of bad character. The water sorics for 1875 and 1876 were began last even- for all who deaired to attend 5^ 1? •Ml0r8 trn^ *» 'Heir wives, excluded. The main gas very UetefuHy decorated wT3» texts of Scripture,fes- flowers, &c., and choice plants were placed on MM tllhln, After tet, a programme of vocal and inatni- OMnial music of^ a pleasing character, inte*tt>erfted with recitations, Ac., was carried threuzh by the Rev F. K. Mellis, irs Mellis, ill ig-; Fitzgerald, Mr Baker, Mr Lloyd, and the choir connected with the ship. Several of the selections, especially the songs of Mrs Mellis, were loudly applauded. After the programme was concluded, the Kev F. K. Mellis delivered a short address on the Early English Martyrs," illustrating his remarks by a series of dis solving views of the principal events connected with the V, lives of those who suffered for the cause of Christianity. The rev. gentleman's remarks were listened to with great attention, and the whole entertainment was one that could not fail to have a beneficial influence, and impress itself on the memory of those who listened to it. Divine services are held at the ship twice every Sunday, attended by, on the average, a hundred sailors. A Bible class is also held here every Sunday afternoon, and is well attended. Week evening services are also held, and they are attended on the average by 40 or 50 persons. Care is taken to limit the attendance, at this place, to sailors and those chiefly on board ships. The reading- room is attended by about 50 sailors daily. The great object of this mission ship is to win the sailor from the desire to spend his leisure time in dissipation, and this is carried out by making evenings spent in the ship as plea- sant as possible, while a humanising influence is brought to bear on him by surrounding him with all the comforts and the social enjoyments of a Christian home. Mr Mellis is a good pianist and a good vocalist, and, with the assistance of the choir, vocal entertainments are fre- quently given to the sailors, such as would attract a large audience of residents on shore. Mr Mellis is peculiarly fitted for his work, and the numerous letters he receives from sailors prove the good work he is carry ing out amongst them. FATAL ACCIDENT ON THB GREAT RAILWAY —An inquest was held last evening, rif j i V h Police- station, on the body of William S^ix. aia of age, a plate-layer on the Great Wester! formerly living in Garnet-street, Roatb. It geared that the deceased was one of a number of men employed on Thursday, under a ganger, in laying down some plates on the Great Western Railway, near Mardy-bridge. The men were at work on the up line at a time when a mineral train was proceeding on the down line, and for this pur- pose the men shifted to the up line while it passed. De- ceased was at work at some distance from the other men, and like them endeavoured to avoid the down train. At this moment the ganger observed a passenger train coming up on the up-line, and called out to the men to get off the line. Deceased did not hear the shout, and remainded standing unconscious of thy approach cf danger until caught by the buffer of the engine ot the passenger up-train, and sent with great force into the ten feet space between the rails. He was picked up in a few minutes, but th J force with which he had been driven by the engine, had inflicted such injuries that he died in a few minutes afterwards. Deceased was a young man of very steady habits, and mnch respected. No blame was attached to anyone, and the jury returned a verdict of accidental death." SUDDEN DEATH OF At; TNF,.N'r.-An inquest was held last evening at the Roath Police-station, before Mr E. B. Reece, Coroner, on the body of Thomas Samuel, infant, the son of Willium Hamuel, of Agat^-stre^t, Splotlands. rhe deceased, who was only about two years old, had been ailing tor some time. The mother had also been suffering ftom i!l.hea'th for several day?. The father came home on Thursday night, and when going upstairs to look at his wife, he observed the child looking very unwell, and on taking it up heard a peculiar rattle in the child's throat. He had only held it in his arms a few momenta, ar.d before help could be obtained, the child trnve one or two gasps, and expired. Mr Lougher. surgeon, of Roath, was sent for. He attended the next morning, and also attended at the inquest. He expressed an opinion that death resulted from bronchitis. On being askpd if there had been any neglect on the part of the parents, he thought that if medical aid had boen procured at an earlier period tue life of the child m;ht hwe been saved. The Coroner. however, pointed out to the jury that fcL-3 mother had been ailing for several days. and the father only saw the child when he came home from work. (Tnder the cir- cumstances it could not be said that there had been neglect on the part of the parents, who appeared to be very fond of the child. The jury returned a verdict of death from natural causes."
LLANARTHNEY. DEATH OF MR. A BAD AM.—The death is announced of Mr Edward Abadam, of Middleton Hall. He had been in dtlicate health for some time. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr Edward Hamlin Abadam, who was h 'h sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1832. and member of Parliament for the same county in 1833, by Amelia Sophia, daughter of Mr John Macpherson. He was born in 1809, and succeeded his fattier in 1842. He married in 1836, Louisa, daughter of Mr John Taylor, of York, by whom he had several children. Mr Abadam was high sheriff of Carmarthenshire in 1855. He was also a justice of the peace, but took no active interest in public affairs. He was an ardent Liberal.
LLANDILO. THE INTERCESSION D,&Y. -This day was duly observed throughout the parish. Holy Communion was ad- ministered at 9 a.m. Lord Dynevor preached a most appropriate and impressive sermon at 11 a.m., when a large congregation attended an 1 joined in the "special prayers" for the success of our foreign ujisi-ions. The tradespeople of the town, much to their ere"it, closed their shop during Divine service. H.1 o'clock tb..re was a conference in the National schoolroom, when the Vie:r and his zealous curate-, with others who take an interest in the success of the Gospel, addressed the audience on the principles and objects of >TIr missionary societies, and the indispensable necessity of Divine influence to accompany their extension. At 6 p.m. there was a full service, interspersed with the special prayers in the Parish Church, ii. Welsh, and in the Schoolroom, at six o'clock in English. There were services also and sermons at Llandytane and Caled- fwlch Chapels of Ease, at 11 a.m- There were no less than seven services during the day, and all well attended.
LLANGRANOG. SHOW OF GREEN Crops.-A "øhow of green crops grown by Messrs Burnird, Lack, and Alger's manures, sold by Mr Owen Jones, merchant, the agent for the company in the Cardigan district, was held on Tuesday last, in a field behind the Gogerddan Arms Inn, and proved a thorough success, every description of produce being far in excess of last year, both in equality and quantity. The following is the prize list :-For the best twelve cwt. of swede turnips, 1st prize, a silver cup, value £ 3 3s, Mr S. Owen, Gelligatti; 2nd prize, Mr David Richards, Gernos Farm, St. Dogmell's 3rd prize divided between Mr John Lewis, Blaenporth Farm, and Mr Jaimes Jones, Pensaruddufach. The rest of the class were highly commended-Best 5 cwt of potatoes Mr iy rp^8a, Pantseri.—Best 10 cwt of red mangolds r\ Brenchley, Glaneirw.—Best twenty cabbages: Mr David Morris, Pantseri.— Best cwt of red carrots Mr David Morns, Pantseri.—Best twenty leeks Mr T. H. Brenchley, Glaneirw.—Best 10 lbs of spring onions rr.7be judges were Mr John Davies, J1?* T DV? A Thomas Evans, <Toitre. Penrhyn; and Mr John Owen, Moylan, Troedyraur. Much praise is due to Mr Owen Jones for the liberality displayed by him in connection with these shows, as they are of the utmost importance, both to farmers and the agricultural community generally. B
RHYMNEY. FATAL AccEDBNfYesterday morning an accident took place at the Waunfawr Mine, which resulted in the death of a young man about 20 years of age, named John Davies. It appears that the deceased was working with another man, who, being late, was not allowed to go down the pit, Davies, not being fully experienced in mining operations, having prepared a boring, which was duly loaded for blasting put poses, set I fire and made his exit from the place. Perceiving that \he firing had not taken effect he returned, and the charge exploded, scattering the debris in every direction. The bead of the unfortunate man was dreadfully cut in several parts, and he suffered instantaneous Jeath. The deceased belonged to a respectable family n-siding- in | Carno-street, of the upper district of Rhymney. LECTURE.—On Thursday evening, .t the National Schoolroom, in connection with the Tradesmen's Society, an interesting lecture was delivered by Mr. W. Morgan, D. Ph., F.R.S., the Public Analyst of Swansea, on The Water we drink." The lecturer explained the foulness or purity of water by a number of chemical experiments. The chair was occupied by Mr R. Lay- bourne.
CHEPSTOW. WORKING MIN'S INBTITUTE.-OV. Wednesdsy last the first of a series of popular entertainments were given on behalf of the funds of the above institute, in the Assem- b!y Rooms of the Beaufort Hotel. The 100m was packed with a respectable audience, and the programme was of a very high character, the several songs and read- ings being rendered in such a style as to call forth loud applause. Mr George Dewduey, B. A,, head-master of the Cbepatow Grammar School, presided, and most of the performers were ladies and gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood. RNI?°0? TEMP LAB Y.—An entertainment was given on Thursday last, in the Baptist Schoolroom, in connection with lodge Castle of Striguil." There was a good attendance, and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was spent, the music, both vocal and instrumental, being of the highest class, and rendered with exquisite taste and spirit.
TROEDYRHIW. ENTDTAINHENT.- An entertainment came off at the National School on Thursday evening, under the presi- dency of the Rev W. Green, vicar. There was a large audience. Recitations were given in English and Welsh by Messrs D. Evans, W. Watkins, and R. Richards; solos, duetts, and choruses by Mrs Williams, beas Richards, and Messrs W. Williams, Hall, Evans, and the Abercanaid Sol-fa Class. Several selections were encored. The proceedings closed with a vote of I n staff proposed dt lit Knox to the Chtinuai
THE HOSPITAL.—An abstract of the Resident Medical SWANSEA. Officer's report to the Weekly Board, from November 2;) to December 2. Indoor Patients—"Remained by l:-ot report, 37 admitted since, 11—48 discharged cured and relieved, 8 died, 3—11 remaining, 37. Out-door patients—Remained by last report, 449 admitted since, TI7—516 discharged, cured and relieved, 6-1; died, 0— G4; remaining, 452. Visited at home, 20 new, 43 old. Medical officers for the week:—Physician, Dr Padley I Surgeon, Mr J. G. Hall. Walter C. Groeett Collins, M.B., Resident Medical Officer. Committee who attended- Messrij T. H Williams, F. J. C. Scott, WM. Stone, B. Williams, and Thomas Hall. Sunday religious services performed by the Rev. J. Owen and air rarnell. Inursday, no clergymen attendecl. JJec. 2, 1875. Jno. W. Morris, secretary. N.B.-Prements of books, prints, old linen, or calico, and any useful article, will be most thankfully received by the Matron. A MUMBLES BAND.—We are glad to hear that efforts are being made, with every appearance of success, to start a brass band at the Mumbles, with a view to pro_ viding additional attractiveness to the place in the sum mer season. LICENSED VICTUALLERS' ASSOCIATJO.V.—The annual banquet of the Swansea and district Licensed Victuallers' Protection and Benevolent Association is fixed for Thurs- day, the 16th inst., at the Castle Hotel, under the presi- dency of the Mayor (Mr J. Livingston), when it is ex- pected there will he a very large gathering. CUSTOMS APPOINTMENT. Mr John Smith, the respected Customs surveyor at this port, in addition to his present duties as surveyor, HAS recently received the the appointment by the Board of Trade, as the officer at this port to inspect and detain any vessels unseaworthy either from over-loading or other causes. This appointment will dve great satis- faction to all classes, in consequence of the high esteem in which the above-named gentleman is held at this port. SWANSEA ORPHAN HOME CHPISTAIAS TREE. "The annual Christmas Tree WAS set up, and the annual sale of fancy and useful articles in connection with the irrwan. sea Orphan Home took place at the Agricultural Hall, on Thursday afternoon. The stalls were well filled with enticing fancy articles, which were offered for sale by the ladies who take an active interest in the welfare of this admirable charity. There was alo a refreshment stall. There doors were thrown open at four o'clo ck, and at seven o'clock thtrè wa'1 a large and animated assembly of ladies and children. A fair amount of business appeared to be transacted at the stalls. Later in the evening there was an amateur concert. The Orphan Home is an jnti tution which is quietly accomplishing a good work in TLIJ town, namely, the education and training of poor girl? to creditably fill the position of domestic servants; and its claims for more extended support, in order t< A more widespread usefulness, M deserving of geneiu.1 consideration. CEASOJIABLK MUSICAL PSRFOUM\XOES AT SWANSEA.- The lovers of good music IT- .SWANSEA will be glad to know that they may expect at an early date the per formance of some of the finest of standard oratorios. We learn that the Swansea Oratoria Society, under the direction of Mr \lex. Phipps, will give a performance cf Handel's "Messiah" about Christmas, and cf ssohn's 'Eiijah" in April, when the members of the society will be assisted by London artistes and a full professional band. The Swansea Choral Society also, undei the leadership of Mr Silas Evans, and with Mr Edward Fricker, the able organist, as accompanist, are busily engaged in rehear;ing the Messiah," with fÍuw to an early performance. We wish these kind- J musical societies all success; they are working in the right direction for the education and elevation of the towngpeople6 If those who care for the true advance- ment OF the people, and .vho can help by their voice OR by their influence, would do so, and if they would tinter upon such good efforts as these heartily ind deter minedly, Swansea would take a higher place than 4he doe3 AS a principal centre in the Welsh Land of Song. Bo h the organisations we have named not only need but desei ve substantial support and encouragement MISS LIZZY MOULDING AS A PIANIST. The How RF Fr\d..y week last says Last evening the eiecticism ivbL'i has characterised Signor Arditi's directorship was a;'uin exemplified, and the talented conductor's apprpcia- tion ot good English as well as of great foreign art, mani- fested in the engagement of the charming young pianist, Miss Lizzie Moulding, whose performances at the con- certs of the London Academy of Music (in which institu- tion nhe has graduated as an associate) have made her name familiar in musical circles. The applause which greeted the young pianist on the conclusion of her solo, and the general demand for her re-appearance, testified to the success of a first appeal to the musical sense of a large Covent Garden audience, and seemed to refute the often-quoted apothegm which accuses the English public of prbferring foreign mediocrity to good native talent. The solo Miss Lizzie Moulding selected for the display of her abilities comprised the introduction and rondo from Moscheles* Concetto in E major, a work which was last played iu public in its entirety by the acknowledged queoii of pianisw., Mdme. Arabella Goddard. Brilliantly instrumented and cleverly grounded upon the popular march which takes its title from the Grenadier Guards, Mc-ohdles' rondo has the merit of being a highly finished as well as sensational piece for the pianoforte and orchestra, That the music as well as its performance pleased the avdience was evinced by the spirited manner in which it was applauded, for it is only when interesting music and good executive art are combined that applause proceeds from all parts of the Covent Garden Theatre on the occasion of a debut"
NEWPORT. PUBLIC INTEREST IN A LARGE SHIP. -\Iore than ordinary interest has been exhibited in connection with the Stad Amsterdam, during the time she has been in the Alexandra Dock. Day after day large numbers of persons visited the dock to inspect her, and she became an object of general admiration amongst those interested in maritime matters. Her owners, the captain, her brokers, charterers, and others connected with the ship, were freely spoken of. Owing to some misapprehension, both the firms of Messrs T. Beynon and Co, and Messrs Geo. W. Jones, Heard and Co. were mentioned as the brokers, and this as a consequence gave rise to contentious. In order to prevent further misapprehension, it may be well to state that the owners entrusted the transaction of the ship's business to Messrs T. Beynon and Co., their loeal agents, who caused bunker coal to be placed in the vessel. The iron she took in was supp!ied from the Blaenavon Iron Company, the local representative being Mr A. J. Murphy and the Cwmavon Iron Company. On behalf of the charterers, Messrs Jones, Heard, and Co. were instructed, and cleaied the vesel at their request. The Stad Amsterdam cleared the port on Thursday, and will proceed on her voyage to Yokohama, via Liverpool. HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS.—The monthly meeting was held yesterday, when there were present Messrs. J. B. Batchelor (in the chair), Admiral Foster, H. Beynon, O. GOBS, T. Colborne, and D. fryce. It was reported that in November the harbour dues amounted to X130 1513 2d, and in November, 1874, .£142 19s lid; decrease. S12 4s 9d. Gridiron dues, 914 17s 5d, as against £ 70 6s 8d in the corresponding month of last year. show- ing a decrease of £55 9s 3d. The hospital contributions wereB16 Os 6d, being a decrease of S3 on the month of November, 1874. The harbour-master reported that the gridiron had been fully occupied during the past month, and he explained verbally that the reason why the receipts were so small arose in this way—the vessels using it did not pay until they had cleared at the Custom House. He also repoited that the piles for the forma- tion of tbe piers at the entrance to the Alexandra Dock had been driven. They appeared somewhat to extend into the river, but he was assured not further than the original pier-heads were inteuded by Act of Parliament. The Commissioners thought jorne further inquiry t-honld be made, and requested the Chairman and Vice-Chair- man to tnake a visit of inspection and report to the next meeting. He also reported that limestone rubbish had been tipped on the bank of the river in Cold Harbour Reach for the protection of the entrance of the new dock. An order was made to pay £ 200, the amount of a call on water-works shares, due January 1st, 1876. DESPERATE CHARACTEFts.-Ellen Davies, who appeared before the Court iu her character of defendant for the forty-fifth time, was charged before Messrs H P. Bolt (Mayor), Chas. Lewis, G. W. Jones, and A. J. Stevens, with assaulting an old man who met her in the Ship on Launch Inn, and declined to give her some beer. Defen- dant declared she was on the beat of terms with the com- plainant, and would not assault him for the world. She was dismissed on promising not to trouble the Court ^m. —Julia Casey, another old offender, was charged with assaulting a woman named Moyland, in whose house she lodged. The evidence showed there had been a desperate row between the women. < omplainant stated that she had been struck on the head with a bucket, and if s second blow aimed at her had struck her she would have been a corpee on the place. The defendant was bound over to keep the peace, and ordered t& pay the costs. AN UNPLEASANT Predicament.—Jeff Jeffries, a dealer, was charged with being drunk and incapable. Sergeant Wilcox fortunately came along at the time the defendant was in company with some women. He took him to the station, and on searching the defendant found that he had B60 in cash in his pocket. The defendant had pre- viously been charged with a like offence. The Bench thought he ought to be very thankful to the police- officers for taking care of him and his money. He would be fined 21 and the costs.
MOUNTAIN ASH. lxmsTR-f.On Wednesday evening, in the Calvin- istic Methodist Chapel, the Rev. D. G. Jones, of Troedy- rhiw, lectured on "Industry." This was the first lec- ture of the series which is to be given this winter. The Rev. Thomas C. Phillips, pastor of the church, occupied the chair, and said that their intention in organising the course of lectures was the instruction and amusement of the young men of the place. The lecturer viewed his subject from various standpoints, and spoke for an hour ana a half, and sustaining pleasantly the attention of his hearers. The usual rote oz thanks brought the MEETING ItOsdsM)
-=. TREDEGAR. INQUEST.—An inquiry was held before Mr W. H. Brewer, County Coroner, on Friday, to afcertain tiie cause of the death of William Charles, aged 59, WHO DIED at Plumber's-rovv, Charles-street, on the tfOth nIt., through injuries received in August last. David Lewis, engine-driver on the TreHl Road, deposed that he was driving out of the yard, when William Charles attempted to get on the engine, and, missing his footing, was squeezed between the bunker and the wail cf the machine- house. Witness had cautioned the deceased not to get on the engine, as the rules of the Company forbade any one except the driver and the stoker from riding OIl the engine. He had called on deceased sine-' the accident, and had beard him say that it was his own fault. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned.
NARBERTH ROAD. The Narberfch-road Railway Station has been changed into Clynderwin to prevent further inconvenience from persons at a distance mistaking the station for the IS ar- berth Station Oil the Pembroke and Tenby Railway. The selection of the new name is a compliment to 1.1r Gowt:r, of Clynderwin, who has done more than most pereons for the extension of railways in South Wales.
HAVE EFORD WEST. H' ::TING APPOINTMENTS AND TIn; FOOT-AND 3FOUTH Disease.—In consequence of an intimation received from the Chief Constable by Admiral J. Lort Stoker, the Hounds did not meet at Little Newcastle on Friday, the 3rd of December, as announced. The presence ot a somewhat serious outbreak of the disease in that locality has induced the gallant admiral to act on the Chief (Jon- stable's suggestion, and to forego for the present the pleasures of his favourite sport.
LLANTRISANT. DRUSKEN CASE3.— At the last Petty sessions, Thomas Steel, of Llantrisant, was charged befere Mr U. Williams (stipendiary), with being drunk and refusing to quit tLe Bute Arm, Pontciown, on the 6th November. The case was proved by Police-constable Bowen. Defendant was further charged, in connection with Daniel Steel, his brother, with being drunk and refusing to quit the Talbot Arms, Talbot-road, on the same night. hemas Davies, landlord of th< Talbot Asm.?, was called, and proved that the defendauts were drunk, that he requested them to leave, and they refused to do so. He then called Police constable Rowen to do so. ThomasSr.ee! was fined 20a and cot, Daniel Steel was fined 10s and custs. -Daniel Richards was charged with being- drunk in High-street, Llantrisant, on the 7th November. Police- constuble Gdl proved the case, Defendant was fined 58 and costs.—John Thomas, 01 Pentyrch, was charged with being drunk and riotous on the highway at Pen- tyrch on the 20th November. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined Is and costs. William Pascoe, of Loftus-row, Llantrisant, was sum- moned for being drunk and riotous at the Talbot Arms, on Saturday night, November 6th. Defendant's mother appeared for him. P.C. Bowen proved the case, and defendant was fined 10s and costs, or 10 days' imprison- ment. The fine was paid.—William Jones and M homas o.ke, both of Loftus-row, were charged with being drunk and riotous on the highway, near the Loftus-row, at half-past eleven on the night of Saturday November 6th. Defendants were represented by their wives. P.C. proved the case Defendants were fined 10s each and costs. DRUSK AND Refusing TO QUIT.-John Hathaway nnd John Hopkins, both of Pontclown, Llantrieant, were summoned for being drunk, and refusing to quit the Windsor Arms, Pontclown, on Sunday evening, November 21st. P.8. Tamplin being sworn, said that he was in company with P.C. Bowen, on Sunday evening at PontclowlI. Mr Cook, landlord ot the indsor Arms, called him in, and in his presence requested the defen- dants to leave. They refused to do so. Mr Cook then requested witness to put them out. Witness requested them to leave. They became very abusive, and refused. P.C. Bowen assisted witness to remove them Mr Cook, landlord of the Windsor Arm, corroborated the evidence of P.S. Tamplin. The defendant Hathaway here accUBed the police with beating him, and causing a wound in his head. William Wilson, a lad, was called. He said that he saw the policeman turn the defendants out of the public-house, and that one of the policemen kicked Hathaway, and afterwards struck him a blow which knocked off hia hat. Witness could not say which of the policemen gave the kick. This occurred outside the public-house door. Mr Jenkin Fugh was called, and said, I was in the Windsor Arms on the evening in question, and saw defendants there. 1 heard Mr Cook request them to leave, and they refused. I heard P.S. Tamplin request them to leave. Hathaway again refused, and was abusive. Both policemen then took him by the arm and put him out. I did not see the policemen Luck him, or strike him. Defendant was not very drunk. The case against Hathaway was adjourned until Wednesday, at Pontypridd. 'Hopkins was fined is and costs. DRUNK AND FIGHTING.—John Bird was charged with being drunk and fighting on the highway, near Llantris- sant, on Saturday, 20th November, aud for fighting, P.C. Bowen proved the case. Defendant was fined Is and costs. AN HABITUAL DRUNKARD.—Sarah John, of Llan- trisant, described as an nabitual drunkard," was charged with being drunk and causing an obstruction;n High-street, Llantrisant, on Saturday, November 20th, 1875. Defendant (lid not. appear. P.O. jill proved the case. She was fined 10s and costs, or 10 days. EXCISE CASE.—George Jeffrey, of Castell y Monas, was charged by the Supervisor of Inland Revenue with having a gun without being licensed to do so. Defendant pleaded guilty. He was fined in the mitigated penalty of 22 10s, but the magistrate recommended that it be btill further reduced, the defendant having sold the gun. FOOT-AND-MOUTH DisLeAsE. -Ebenezer Jacob was charged with allowing hia cattle to be driven along the highway, the said cattle suffering at the time from the foot-and mouth disease. P. S. Tamplin proved the case, and Mr Moir, V.S., said the cattle were affected with the disease. The defence was that the heifer straved from the field. The defendant was fined Is and costs, and cautioned to be more careful 111 future.
ABERYSTWITH. PUBLIC HOUSE OFFENCES.—At the Borough Petty- sessions, held on'Wednesday, (before Mr John Watkics Mayor, and Mr John Davies). Richard Morgans, of the Red Lion, Llanrhystid, and William Griffiths, of Llan- rhyited, were charged Wlt^ f|;isely representing them- selves to be lodgers at the Fountain Inn, Trefechan, Aberystwith, on the 21st ult. They were fined 2s 6d each, and co-ts. They were then further charged with being found ou the premises of the said public-house during prohibited hours, and^ were fined 2s 6d each and costs. The said William Giiffiths was further charged with giving a false name to the police when in the public- hoive at Trefechan, on the 21st ult., and was lined 5s and costs. DRUNKENNESS.—David Jones, Commerce House, Bridge street, was charged by P.C. Davies with being drunk and disorderly at Trefechan Bridge, A berystwith, on the 25th ult. Mr Arthur Hughes appeared for the defendant, who was fined be and costs. PROHIBITED HOURS.—John David, landlord of the Rose and Crown, Aberystwith, was charged with sellb-g beer during prohibited hours on Sunday last. P.O. Thomas Jones stated that ftbout 12 o'clock on Sunday last, when en duty near the Host) and Crown, he l'ItW William White, of Pencaelsgas-roa'd. leaving that house with a quart of beer in a jug under his coat. 'I he_Bsnch fined the defendant 5d and cost". William White was charged with a similar offence, and with being found on licensed premises, at the Rose and Crown, during Prp" hibited hours. He was fined 2s 6d and costs. David Jones, tailor, Per.park, was charged by P.C. Th'imas Jones with being found at the Fountain Inn, Trefechan, during prohibited hours, on the 17th ult. He was fined Is and costs. BOATING CLUB DINNER.—The first annual dinner of this newly-formed club was held at the Queen's; Hot-] xce on Tuesday evening. The menu was unexceptlODa l, and a large number of guests sat down under the presi- dency of the Mavor, Alderman Watkins, the vice-chair being filled by Mr Arthur J. Hughes. The cloth having been withdrawn, the Mayor proposed the customary loyal toasts. which were received with great enthusiasm. The toast of The Mayor and Corporation cf AoeryHt- with" was given by Mr Arthur J. Hugdes, who urged the improvement of the public library reading- rooms. The Mayor and Councillors Janaes and Gr*en responded, the latter taking the opportunity of referring to the correspondence which has recently appeared in a local journal respecting athletic sports, and defending such exercises from the attack that has macie upon them. The speaker concluded his remarks by Proposing- Success to the Aberystwith Boating CA « t was acknowledged by the vice-chairman by Jvlr T. D. Harries, M.R.C.S., the hon secretary of the club. Various other complimentary speeches followed, together with several songs.. THE Bishop of St. David's is now staying at Aberyst- with. MR DAVID JONES, Borough Accountant, has been appointed Secretary of the Corn Market Company, Limited, vice Mr Lipsham. who is leaving the town for Chester. CAPTAIN PHELPS, of Nanteos, has been promoted to the rank of Major in the Leicestershire Militia. SIR PRYBE PRTSE, Bart., of Gogerddan, has recently ) presented, in accordance with his annual custom, a h&re to each of the engine-drivers and guards in the employ of the Cambrian Railway Company.
CARDIGAN. INLAND REVENUE CHANGES.—Mr Daniel Rowlands, divisional officer of this district, has retired from the service, having been an officer cf inland revenue for 42 years. The Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's Treasury have granted Mr. Rowlands a superannuation allowance of nearly £ 140 per annum, in recognition of bis services. Mr William Edwards, Alios, 6th division, Stirling collection, has been appointed his successor. Mr Herbert Willisms, another inland revenue officer in this district, has been promoted to Paisley. 1st division. Greenock coueetiost,
BRECON. DRAMATIC EXTRRTAINMENT.—The Brecon Histrionic C 'uo gave an entertainment in the Town Hall, on •» TDIII s lay ( VPIIIR,?, nndcr the immediate patronage of the Mayor and party. TNE voiiurinsiuce consisted of I a. domestic drama entitled, "The Momentous Qnes- tion,the popular feroe of "Betsy Baker," with songs in the interval. Mr H. Child; club manager, who pos- sesses a considerable amount of humour, appeared to great advantage in each piece. Mr G. Woodcock gave JJ^-OLASS rendering of the part of Robert Shelly" in The Mumeutous T^uesti -n, a yor.ng poacher, who, led astray by evil associates, eventually falls a victim to an untimely end. "letsy Baker," which appeared more congenial to the taste of the audience, concluded the performance, in this pi' ce Messrs Childs and Woodcock were very amusing. The entertainment, which was, in every sense of the word, a success, was given in aid of the Club funds.
"MACHT^ZST A SAD ACCIDENT.—On Thursday afternoon, a little girl about ;> ye'trs O; age, named Sara Hulev, was burnt so dreadfully tuat she died in the evening about 8 o'clock. HER mother had gone for water, and was from the house onjy about five min,ites but when she returned the little thing was in FI imes, and the hont<e full of smoke. The baby was safe in one corner of tbe huuse.
I GWAELOD- Y-G A RTH. POST-OFFICE —The Rev. N. Evans has besn instru- mental iu obtaining a grant from the General Post-office Department to establish anew post-office atGwaelod-y- Gaith, which bids fair to become a populous place.
FERRY SIDE. Ix lRLC "SSIO SERVICE FOR THS SUCCESS OF FOREIGN MISSIONS.- Tuesday last being the day appointed for prayer and intercession on behalf of the success of mis- si(n,i,a. service was held at the National Schoolroom. The service was conducted by the Vic Ar, tile tiev Owen Junes, who preached an impressive discourse. MissGwyn presided at the harmonium, and the choir isang with taste and feeling the chants and hymns selected for the occasion.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. RRECOGXIXIO^ SERVICE.Tiie Rev. E. H. Griffiths, of Ki'geran, having had a call from the Baptist churches OF ''Graig," Newcastle-Einlya, aad Trefach," Penboyr, to become their pastor, ani accepted it, the recognition meetings were held this week on Tuesday evening at B o'clock, and at Gmig on WTDM sday, at 10 and 6, when the Revs. Jores, Blanwaun Phillips, Verwig; Thomas, Tabernacle, Carmarthen; and Waldo James, Merthyr, officiated. On Wednesday evening at G o'clock, and on Thursday at 10 and 6, at Trefach, the same rev. gentlemen officiated. M.r Griffiths commences his duties under very favourable auspices, having an elegant new chapel, free from debt.
ROMANISM AND RITUALISM. To the Editor of the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. SIR,—In glancing through your report in yesterday's paper, of a lecture delivered in Cardiff on the above sub- ject, on Wednesday last, by the Rev Richard Roberts, I find a gross mis statement affecting the Catholic Church. The lecturer states the Roman Catholics omitted from their Bible the second Commandment, but in order to make ten, had divided the last into two. This, he considered was due to their worship of images." Now, sir, I have before me my own bible and a Pro- testant Uible, and in botla of there, in the same chapter (20th of Exodus), and verse for verse are written the Ten Commandments. I fail to see the slightest difference. What can be the motive of a person thus publicly making a statement which, at any rate, he ought to know is false? i I am aware that there is a difference in the formation of the Ten Commandments as taught by the Catholic Church and Protestant Church, but perhaps the lecturer will pardon my retoiting that the first Commandment, as taught by the Catholic Church, has been divided into two (nnt and second) by the Protestant Church, which, in order to keep within the number ten, had amalgamated the ninth and tenth. I now, sir, call upon this gentleman to publicly with- draw FIND explain away, it he can, this most serious CHARGE which be has thought fit to make against the Catholic Church. If he has not read a Catholic Bible ¡' he should never have made such a stat,?rnent. if he has read one, THEM I am at a loss to know how he can jtlstify hirnself.-I am, iLc., A CATHOLIC. Cardiff, 3rd December, 1S75.
To the Editor of the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. SIR,—In your ihursday s issue appears a report of a iecnii e 011 the subject of ihe identity of kcitu&lillll and Romanism. The lecture was delivered before a crowded and enthusiastic audience by Rev. Richard Robti T,, who ia described as one of the mos-t popular lecturers and preachers connected with the Wesleyan body." The Chairman, in his introductoiy address, implied that one of the motives for the selection of this buoject WAS the report that Cardiff was the head- quarters oi "RITUALISM" in Wales. I have no special wish myself to claim the title of Ritualist," because it is 1.1. vague nickname, which means various things in the mouths of different people. I do, however, sympathise with and ttiank God for the movement which began 40 years ago in the Univeisity of Oxford, although I should of course decline to commit myself to the approval of everything that has been done or written by inuividual supporters of th IT movement. Under these circumstances, I cannot but. feel TEAT Mr Roberts' lecture is an onslaught on what is to me a sacred cause, the origin of which I attri- bute to the renovating op-ration of the Holy Ghost in the Church. I would, therefore, ask your permission to make some remaiks upon that lecture. Mr Roberts begins his proof of the identity of Ritu- alism and Romanism by asserting that Ritualism origi- nated in Rome, auu that about 40 years ago a Couucii oi Ecclesiastics in that city devised a plan for getting the Chuicb. of JTNGLA-IJD to infuse Roman Catholic dogmas into the people. I have no doubt that many ecclesi- astics ing to the C-tiria would be very glad if the Church 01 iingiand, or any other religious body, were to teach tne people their special doctrines but is there any evidence ot any kind that such a Council ever actually met. I have no means of knowing anything about the secret Councils of the Roman court. Mi Roberts seems better informed, and he would confer a benefit on his- torians if HE would make known tlieevidence on which he founds hi" statements. Mr Roberts next asserts that the Roman ecclesiastics sent over agents to the universities of bngland to try to get possession of them. Who were those agents ? What were their xisincs ? What steps did they take ? Where is there any proof of their actions, or even of their exis- tence ? The world at large attributes the origination of the Oxford movement (so far as it was originated by men) to, Un ee distinguished persons-viz., John Keble, the saintly author of the "Christian Year;" Dr Posey, the LRAMED Profesfor of Hebrew in the University and Dr John Henry Newman. Will Mr Roberts have the boldness to say that any one of these three was acting at that time as an agent from ilome ? If he will, I think that most educated men will agree that it is not much Ut<e attempting to argue with so credulous and ignorant a Prson. It would T ake up too much of your space, sir, if I Were to follow up Mr » oberts through all his extraoidi- nary misrepresentations of the principles of those whom he is opposing. As a rule, be makes his assertions with- out any hint as to the evidt nee on which they are founded; but; i cannot forbear noticing ene pat-sace in his lecture where be condescends toentei- into particulars. He tella Us that Dr Pusey has declared in one of his books that a fluid passes from the priest to him upon whom his hands are laid. 1 challenge Mr Roberts to produce this passage. He further implies that Dr Pusey holds that those who receive the Sacraments from duly oidained priests are necessarily more moral and religious than those who communicate at the hands of Nonconformist ministers. Of course, any ONE who, like Dr Pusey, holds that the Church is the Divinely-appointed medium for conveying Sacramental grace to men, naturally believes that members of th-Church have great helps and advantages towards the attainment of holiness of which helps those who are outnide her communion are ordinaiily depiivtd. J ay ordinarily, for no on,. would venture to limit the extra- ordinary operations of God's grace whereby, when He cbooaes, it overflows the appointed covenanted channels. But it is one thing to say this, and quite another to say crudely that Church communicants are more moral, and religious, and zealous than members of Nonconformist bodies. Mr Roberts has imputed this sentin eist to Dr Pusey, and I must again challenge him to justify this imputation by quotations from DR Pusey's words. Again, we are tolri that the Guide to the Confessor" contains a series of questions to be put to the penitents, which the lecturer dared not utter in the hearing of an audience of men. much less in that of men and women. I know of no such guide, and I have never seen any such questiors. In fact, I have never seen in any Anglican book any questions to be put to penitents at all. I again challenge Mr Roberts to give the name of this book, with some proof that it is used bv English clergy. IF he thinks that it would do hatm to name it publicly in your page", I invite him to send it to me privately, and I will acknowledge in your columns the receipt of any information he may be so good as to send me. In conclusion, I cannot refrain from ^xpre=sing my indigna- tion that without one particle of proof he should have slandered the Sisters of Mercy of the English Church by implying that they profess to be Anglicans, while in implying that they profess to be Anglicans, while in reality they are Roman Catholics. I confess, sir, I am much grieved and disappointed that such a lecture could have been received by a congrega- tion of Wesleyans with applause. Most of the members of that body whose acquaintance T have had the holwour of nakincr seem to me to be uorisrht. God-fearing. Qhri. I I I tian people, coming short, no denbt, on some very fan* portant points, of what I believe to be the fullness of revealed^ truth—separated, I think, in ECC'ESIFSTI-SI. COMTVJUR., N^FRUII IIIC AVCICTY svuich our Lord founded— but still acting conscientiously up to their lie hts, so fst as they have yet attained, i. cannot believe that Mr P,oberr,s cai-, be one of their representative ministers and I trust, that for the sake of Christian charity they will not ac-ept his statements without investigating the matter more closely for themselves. With regard to Mr Roberts himself, I should be most truly glad to hear that your reporter has misrepresented what he really said. I shouid wish to ADD that I cannot undertake to answer any LETTERS which may appear in your columns on this subject from anonymous correspondents. F. W. PULLER. Somerset House, Roatb, Dsc. 3. 1875.
THE HIL/SH CHURCH AT CARDIFF AND THE LATE L DY BUTE. To the Editor of the SOCTH WALES DAILY NEW?. S«t>—T hope, in justice to the Welsh congregation ot An Saints, that you will aliow the following letter to appear in your next paper. As we h'8 seen Larty Llanover's letter, aopealsfcr money to pay for a Welsh curate for a schoolroom at Cardiff, we are glad to sav that the late Lady Bute built a Welsh church, called All Saints, and gave £í 0 a yeir to a Welsh curate. I am sorry to say that the Welsh have been deprived of their own language in their own church since the 13th of April, and Air Jones and his curate have refused to preach one sermon since, and also refused to give his text in Welsh. As there are many coming to that church who dont understand a word of nglish, he read him- self in in the Welsh language, and undertook to preach to a Welsh congregation. The church has been closed since the eighth of April, no sermon through the week in Welsh or English. There bas been service every Thursday night since the opening of the church until the date menti meo. What have Mr Jones aud his curate done for the Welsh con- gregation since they came there ? i must begin to show the public a little of the grievance this congregation has suffered these three years. First, the church was closed for twelve m, one sermon every Sunday mornin, recor d, he read the Articles of the Church in the Welsh language; and we should like, if he were to perform them. we never saw his face for three months after third, he refused to keep a Sunday School, which is in every church and chapel in the town. It seems that some one has made the Bishop of Llandaff to believe there was no congregation there, which I should like for Mr Jones to prove. Twenty members, and more than half of them don't understand an Engiish ser- mon. The reason he losb his congregation was by reading the l itany only on Thursday night. When the people came to church they expected to have a sermon on Thursday night, as u^ual. If Mr Jones paid half as much attention to the Welsh people as he has done to the few Engli h since last April, he would have a good congregation. They are inviting all English people from all parts of the town to come to All Saints' Church, and advertising in the Mail every week a strange clergyman every Sunday for ten weeks, also that tbeaeats at All Saints' were free. After all their effort to kill the Welsh cause, at the last cemmunion there were eight Welsh people, and some have taken the communion there who don't understand a word of r English, and six English communicants. The Welsh will not leave their church until they shall have their language back.—I am, & A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH. December 3, 1875.
AN APPEAL TO THE CHARITABLE. To the Edifor of the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. SIB,—Christmas is coming very fast, and already there are great preparations being made to give him a hearty welcome. But, Sir. from the long and terrible cessation of work last spring, long bills wera run up which have had to be paid du, itig the summer months; and now, winter has set in very sharp, and work again is very scarce. In consequence many poor families are in very straitened circumsTances. Mothers frequently call at my house to ask me if I can aid them to a loaf of bread, or a little cost of clothing to make them to send their children to Sunday and Day School. It is, Mr Editor, a painful task to say no, and still more painful to see those that I know to be honest, sober, and indus- truus mothers, turn away, shivering with cold, and cry- ing because I cannot help them. I am sure, Mr Editor, many of your kind readers will think of the Town Mis; sionaries, and aid them in their trying work by the gift of left off clothing, tickets for coal, or Dorcas Societies. I hope, if means are forthcoming, with the aid of my friends, we intend to gather about 200 poor widows to tea on Christmas eve, and should like to give them a little tea and sugar home with them to make them com- fortable on Christmas day and also to give a treat to about 150 children du; ing the holidays. I feel sure, Mr Editor, that He whose cause I am very feebly trying to serve will put it into the hearts of new and former friends. to aid us to cheer the hearts of the aged and the young during this festive season. Thanking you for your past kindness, ?nd sincerely wishing you and your readers a Merry Christmas and Happy iN ew Y ear.—Iam, fee., S. HoDGftON, Town Missionary, 1, Maria place, Cardiff, Dec. 3rd, 1875.
THE WELSH CHURCH IN CARDIFF. To the Editor of the SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS. SIR,-A request is made in your issue of to-day to th. present Vicar of All Saints, to explain the statements of a i ormer Member of All Saints,' in a letter which you published from him on tbe 2nd. Will you kindly allow me, as the clergyman in charge of the Church when the district was formed, to state that till th-n All faints Church was simply a licensed room used by permission, which could be withdrawn at any moment, and that when it was consecrated, a few days afterwards it was made the Parish Church of the new district parish, and was endowed, not for the benefit of Welsh or English, but of the inhabitants of the new parish. The question now, therefore, resol-ves itself into this; Are the inhabitants of thf parish willing or wishful to allow the services to be continued in the Church in the Welsh language, and to continue their own in the Ceme- tery Chapel, which, by the kind permission of the vicars of St. Mary and St. John, I was allowed to fit up for that purpose and secured a curate to aiisist me ia order to maintain a full complement of services in both languages, so that no parishioner could complain of being driven out of the parish to L l-c elsewhere opportunities for public worship denied hiin in his own? With all due deference to Lady Llanover and Mr "Vivian, and all other well-wishers to tne Welsh episco- palians of Cardiff^ I believe there is sufficient generosity in the lJghsb residents of All feaints to forego the claim which, on account of the preponderance of their number, they can legally and justly enforce, and allow the Vicar of All Saints to continue his ministration in the Welsh language. A.nd I have no doubt, in my own mind, that if the parish were casva'ssed, the Bishop would find an overwhelming majority in favour of the restoration of Welsh services, and thit the Englifh-speaking pop'.ilation would by no means be slow in signifying their willing consent if the Welsh really desire it for Church privileges. As the originator of the services that continued to be carried on till English was introduced <0 he Church, 1 am entitled to ask one question, aitd ] do it because I have reason to know that my name has t." unfrequently been introduced into the question without the oppor- tunity of offering an explanation. Will the present vicar, therefore, state, for the information of the ptrblic, why he changed the order of things he found at the church when he took possession of the living. And what reasons did he give the Bishop for permission to make that chanpe or changes ? I ask the question in the full confidence that a suffi. cieut answer can be given, and it will be fouud that the services have been altered, not on account of English clamour and encroachment, but of Weleh indifference and want of appreciation, so far as their Church was concerned. And I have one question also to ask my Lady of Llanover. How is it that she could ignore the clergyman of the Welsh Church in Cardiff, and, so far as she could, paralyse his efforts in gathering a congrega- tion at the Noble Edifice of All Saints' by aiding -!4 abetting the vicar of t. John to create an opposition iit an "obscure schoolroom in the corner of the town?" Lady Llanover's .t100 has been successful it* breaking the back of All Saints', and fib, now seeks to mend it with a 210 plaster. When there was a Welsh Church that could accommodate ten times its average congregation, Lady LLANOVER could ,a provide, through the Yic^r of St. John. ,a. vacuum equally large aud unnecessary as it was positively mis. cbievous in its results. But when the one which of necessity existed was no longer avauable, Lady Llanover immediately, out of love to the Welsh, follows suit, and shuts t1 her oracles and now asks the public of Cardiff and elsewhere to in and have compassion on the poor Welsh shut 0*6 earth, as fast as some will be from heaven, from aoif access to that God whom they havet known, and t'eic: -3 worship, but can find no alrar. The secret of this mis- chief, sir, is not out yet; but I am giao to think that tb4, settlement of the question rests entirely with tbe inha- bitants of All Saints. To them- tnerefo^ j; confidently appeal. Will you, in the generosity of your hearts, the love you bear to Christ and his cause, for the Church's sake, but above all for the sake of starved-out souls, act only allow but welcome back the little scattered flock to her eld fold. It is, I believe, the only home some of them have 00 earth. So far as opportunities and privileges of worship ia towns are concerned, ana m Cardiff notoriously so, parishes and churches are simply geographical expres- sions. Regarding the town, therefore in its a#eTe«ate. English Churches are abundant, and, if All Saints be one, a superfluity- Let the Welsh by your united voiee be reinstated, and so at once cut this gordian knot, and win for your yourselves the praise of all men, not the least of whom will be your poor Welsh neighbours. I wish I could address you in private, but the Prews is the only meaDS. The question rests with the parishioners of All Saints, and with no one else.-I am, &c. E. JONES, Vioar of Trederar December 2rdL