STRIKE ON THE GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY. MONTREAL, May 13.—A general strike has com- menced among the men employed in the work- shops of the Grand Trunk Railway, on the grouud that while the wages of some of their number •were increased after the recent minor strike, the of the majority remained unaltered.
FAVOURED PEACOCKS. On Saturday afternoon two favourite peacocks the late Lord Beaconstield were forwarded from Hugbsudeo to the Queen at Windsor. After their arrival. Her Majesty with Princess Beatrice drove to the Royal aviary to see the birds.
DYING. NOT DRUNK. AN HOTEL KEEPER'S HUMANITY. At Newtown (Montgomeryshire), on Friday evening, an inquest was held on the body of Elizabeth Reece. aged 23, who travelled by rail- way from Manchester to Newtown on Wedne day. On the arrival of the 3.50 p. nt. train from Man- cliesler ou that day, the deceased, who was well- dressed. was observed to a'ight, apparently in a state of intoxication, and when the train departed for Aberystwith she remained on the platform looking vacantly about her. Her condition attracted much attention, and she was the object of much ri'iicule from people on the platform. One of the porters asked her where she desired to go to, and she replied that she did not care. The driver of the omnibus from the Elephant Hotel the:! asked her if she would like to ride to town, laud she said she would, and gave him directions as to where she desired to be taken to. He assisted her to the omnibus, believing, as he said at the time, that she was "as drunk as a lord," and drove her to an address which she gave, but the friend who she said she expected to see there had left the town. He then drove her to the Elephant Hotel, and she was turned out of the hotel into the street. It after. wards transpired that she was not drunk, but was suffering from illness, which resulted in death on the following day.—The evidence taken at the inquest which was held before Mr Williams, deputy coroner, showed that the deceased died under the most painful circumstances, haviug, while in a dying condition, been left in the street, exposed to public ridicnle.
GREAT LIBERAITMEETING IN BRISTOL. On Saturday night there was a large meeting of Liberals in Colston Hall, Bristol, ou the occasion of the inaugural aoirJe uf the Junior Liht: d Association. Mr Charles Town;end, president of the association, took the chair, and e was sup- ported by Mr S. Morley, M.P., Mr Lewis Fry, M.P., Mr Wodehouse, M.P.. Mr \V. H. Wills, M. P., Mr Arnold Morley, M. P., &(, ÙI1' W. K. BAKKSU (chairman of the committee) moveLl "TlIat this meeting rejoices in the success- ful formation of the Br:stol -I titiior Liberal Asso- ciation, believing that it will prove au elfectuai means of promoting an intelligent interost in the great principles of the Government, of which the lli<dit Hon. William E^vart Gladstone is so able an "exponent, the influence of which has ever been to extend civil and leligious libertv, to establish t; e well-being of toe British^ Empire, i'.ud to encourage the freedom and amity ot the nations throughout the civilised world." Mr \V. H. WILLS, M.P.. in suf.p >rtiug the resolution, referred to the loss they had sustained by the death of his old friend, Mr Edward Miall, who had done so much to educate the pcollo ot England in relation to -ecclesiastic d matlei r'. (Cheers.) Mr WoDEilousE, M.lJ. for Bath, who also sup- ported the resolution, said the Liberals were called by harder names by the Tories than they nee 1 to be. They were accustomed to be called Kadicals, but now they were called the ievolu- tionary party, and by and by thiy would be called the atheistical party, as the Toviss were making the most they could of the Bradlaugh incident. I That matter, however, should be kept distinct from sympathy with Mr Bradlaugh'* opinions or differences from them it was sim: ly a questioii of a man's right to discharge the duties of a position which he had been duly elected to fill, and of the ri«ht of a free and independent constituency to eho-e its own representative. (Cheers.) Mr ARNOLD MOHLET, M.P., further si ppoited the resolution. He looked upon the policy abroad of the present Government as a reversal of that of the late Government; aud -kq to financial affairs, i stead of a policy that resulted in continued deficits and increased taxation, ti-ey had now already two budgets presented by Mr Gladstone which showed a Burplu*, ai d reduced taxation to some extent. Mr C. J. THOifAS (chairman of the Bristol Liberal Association) who was called upon, said he v,as prod of his nationality, and he rejoiced to see there were many Welshmen amongst the new association. His friends, Mr W. llowell Davies and Mr E. D. Jones, were promhvmt members of the committee. The resolution was carried unanimously, and afterwards a re-solution recognising the services of the members in Parliament for the city of Bristol was affirmed with acclamation. air SAMUEL MOIILET, M.l\, in acknowledging the compliment, said if he were asked why he was a Liberal he would say because nine-tenths of the legislation during the last 50 years by which the people* had been benefited was the result of Liberal politicians. Scarcely any measures ex- tending liberty to person or opinion had been presented by their i*>litical opponents, (Cheers.) Me explained the reason for the vote which lie He explained the reason for the vote which lie gave with respect to Mr Bradlaugh, and said when Mr Bradlaugh had distinctly stated that the oath was a meaningless phrase to him, he (the speaker) felt absolutely indisposed to content to his coming and taking an oath of which he had given that de cription. (Cheers.) He felt absolutely, politics aside, that nothing could iucline him to be a party to profauation, as it seemed to him. He did not want to disparage those with whom he acted in the House of Commons, but there was a speciality which touk ke matter out of the common category of oaths which led him to con- sider it a profanation, He believed, however, that oaths were traps for men's consciences that they were not wanted for men of integiity, and utterly useless for men of dishonour. He be- lieved the oath was never intended to be a test of a man's religious character, but as the most solemn mode in which he could declare allegiance to the Crown. (Cheers.) Mr LEWIS FUT, M.P., also acknowledged the resolution. 0 The proceedings were enthusiatic throughout, and it w as felt that the new association had been inaugurated under very favourable auspices.
WEATHERJFOrecasts. The following forecasts for this day were issued from the Meteorological Office last evening, at 8.30 a'clock" 0 SCOTLAND, N.-Soutii-eisterly winds, strong to variable breezes showery. 1 SCOTLAND, E.—Variable breezes, dull rainy eather, then westerly breezes and f dr. 2 ENGLAND, N.K-South westerly and westerly winds, strong weather, fair on the whole, but cool, with some showers. 3 ENGLAND, E.—Same as No. 2. 4 MIDLAND COUNTIES.—S ine as No. 2. 5 ENGLAND, S. (London and Channel). — Same as No 2. 0 SCOTLAND, W.-Nortii.ivestei-ly winds, strong and showery 7 ENILAND. N. W, (and N. lVale.,i). -We,tirly and north-westerly winds, strong to a gale, cloudy, showery. 8 J'nylalld S. IV. (and South Wales).— Westerly, and north-westerly winds, strong to a gale, cloudy, showery. 9 IRELAND, N. North-westerly gales, strong winds, showery. 1 10 lItELAND, S. —Same as Nos. 7 and 8. WA.IN G. -'I'll e south cone has been hoiatcd in districts 7 to 10.
? SPECIAL TELEGRAMS. (WIRED AT 9 O'CLOCK LAST KIGHT.) PLYJIOUTH.— The expected ud desired change '110 has arrived. Showers have fallen this afternoon and evening, and the appearance of moderate, though squally, u Gather, with rain, maybe ex. pected tins week. Barometer 21**02, falliug wind, S.W. hue, cloudy, but clear at intervals humidity. 80; tmperature, 50 to 60 NOILLY.—Barometer, 29*70, falling; wind, S.W., fresh and increasing; overeat sky;' light showers sea rough. UUDE. Barometer, 2!J:02" falling win h W.S.W., strong; heavy set in Channel rainfall 13-lOOlhs. TOKQUAY same as Plymouth.
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LOCAL LAW CASE. ACTION MALICIOUS PBOSECl;TI )N. In the Queen's Bench Division the case of Macartney v. Richards and Co. was on Saturday before Justice Denmati and a special jury, sitting at Westminster. The action was brought against coal merchants, who carried on business at Cardiff and London, under the name of Richards, Power and Co. Mr Digby Seymour, Q.C., appeared for the plaintiff, and" r Talfourd Salter, Q.C., awl Mr Montague Williams represented the defendants. Mr Seymour, in opening the case, explained that his client brought this action to recover com- pensation for malicious prosecution without reasonable and probable cause in a criminal charge, for which he was amply acquitted. The plaintiff, Mr David Macartney, had raised him- self by his own industry, having been formerly a non-commissioned olliccr iu the First Life Guards, and snbsequent'.y risen from an inferior position in the Great Western Railway to the post of Queen's Guard. During those occupations the plaintiff had saved money, and weut into the coal business on his own account upon property belonging to the Great Western Railway Company. plaintiff, after havimr pursued that business for 15 years, offered it for syle for about £000, inclusive of the stock and good will. The defendants, who were proprietors of coal mines and wholesale and retail dealers in coal at Cardiff, became anxious to purchase the business, and for that purpose sent their maunger to the plaiutilf to ascertain the particulars and value of the business, stock, and premises. The plaintiff produced all the papers, which were in- spected by the defendants, and an agreement was made by the defendants to purchase the business and stock-iu-trade for £400, of which £300 was to be paid down aud £100. in the shape of commis- sion, which might be rused to a further sum in favour of the plaintiff. The plaintiff handed over the agreement between himself and the Great Western Railway Company, aud in that agreement were certain requirements laid down by the company, and so far as the plaintiff was aware, he knew of no difficulty which would arise between the defendants and the railway company in regard to those conditions. The defendants, however, were fully aware of the conditions in the agreement, and of their own position with the rail- way company. It appeared, however, that the defendants had run into debt with the railway company, and had repudiated their liability. That fnot clime before the agents of the railway OQm- pany, who had the discretion of granting licenses, aud they refused to entertain the proposal of the defendants to enter into an agreement for a lease. The defendants then turned round on the plaintiff, and asked for a return of the JE300 they had already paid to the plaintiff, but he refused, sayiug he had lost other offers, and saw no reason why he should return the money which had been paid with a full knowledge of the facts. It ap. peared that the plaintiff had previously told the defendants there were no charges upon "his stock, aud as a fact there were no charges at that time. There had been a bill of sale, but the holder had released his claim on the business property, and tranferred his lien to the furniture which the plaintiff had obtained for use in a small hotel at West Drayton. When tho agreement was re* fused by the railway company the defendants I threatened to take criminal proceedings against the plaintiff for obtaining £300 by false pretences. The plaintiff laughed at s ich a ridiculous proposal, but the proceedings were taken, and after a trial at the Old Bailey, he was acquitted by the jury, who never left the box to consider their verdict. In consequence of suoli treatment the plaintiff now asked for reasonable compensation against the ilefendant?. David Macartney, plaintiff, in cross-examina- tion. ackno ledged there was a bill of sale on his stock and business when he signed a statement given to the defendants to the effect that there was no such document existing. His explanation was that he had at that time received a verbal and afterwards obtained a written release of the lien upon the bu-iness and stock, w: ich was trans- ferred to the furniture in the hotel at West Drayton. The stock which he left at tlsd wharf was worth about £100, and he ha 1 never seen it since the sale to the defendants, The plaintiff's solicitor stated that the costs in the police-court and OldjBailey,including counsel's feell" amounted to Mr T. Salter submitted at the conclusion of the plaintiff's case that his client had acted dona, fide and with reasonable cause, and that the case theutore should not be left to the jury. Justice Donmau having heard arguments on tl e question, non-suited tho plaintiff, with costs, upon the ground that in the matter of the bill of sale there had beeu reasonable and probable cause.
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THE DASTARDLY oftTRAGli AT ALLTYW ALIS, CARMARTHEN. At the county petty-ses-ions, Carmarthen, on Saturday, the bailiff of the Hundred within which Iiiwynbrain, Alltywalis, is situated, produced a notice of claim for compensation served ut)o :i him on behalf of the old woman, Mary Jones, wlioae house was burned over her head by three men -who were tried for arson at Swansea assizes on that day (Satuiday). The bench fixed the 4th June as a special sessions for hearing and deciding the claim, which is made under the provisions of 7 and 8 George IV., c. 31, s. 2. This statute is seldom enforced, a similar claim not having been made iu Carmarthen since 1845, and these two are the only claims made in the county within the memory of living inhabitants.
PENTC RCil SCIlOOrT BOA UD. The monthly meeting of this board was held on Thursday at Pentyrch, Mr H. Jeffries in the chair. There were also present the Rev. T. Jenkins, Mr Evan Watkius, and Mr R. Y. Evans, clerk to the board. A letter was lead from Mr T. W. Booker expressing his regret at being unable to attend. 0 A memorandum of agreement appointing Eliza- beth Anne Thomas and John Christopher pupil teachers at the Pentyrch Village School was approved of. A precept for £100 was ordered to be m ;de on the overseers of the parish of Pentyrch. A letter was read from the Rev. C. J. Hunt, Llandaff, Diocesan Inspector of Schools, asking the board whether they desired the scholars attending the Board Schools to be examined in religious knowledge, as, if so, he would arrange to hold the examination in the autumn. The con- aideration of the letter was deferred. The seal of the board was orded to be affixed to a petition in favour of the closing of public-houses on Sundays in Wales. The petition was subsequently sent to the secretary of the South Wales Sunday-closing Association, Mr W. L. Daniels, Merthyr. The board was occupied a long time in consider. ing a communication widch the clerk had just received from the Education Department. In January last the board entered into au arrange- ment, with the full knowledge and consent of the Education Department, to lease from the managers of the Pentyrch village school their school building, master's residence, etc., for a term of 30 years. Plans had been prepared and approved of by the Education Department for the enlargement of the school building, so as to give accommodation to 250 children, allowing eight square feet for each child. The Education Department had directed tenders to be obtained and the work proceeded with, who had also sanc- tioned the borrowing of the money from the Loan Commissioners. Those tenders had been sent in, and were before the board, but were not opened, as the clerk bad just received a letter from The Education Department, stating that they had received a report from their inspector that the building WI:S gloomy, that the class rooms were small, and that, from the nature of the ground, being on the side of a steep hill, the required enlargement could not be carried out. The Education Department asks whether untler snch circumstances the Board will consider it expedient to proceed further with the enlargement of the school, but rather abandon the village school entirely, and erect a suitable build- ing on a more favourable site. A long discussion took place upon the question. The Board felt that they were in a difficulty. They had leased the building for 30 years, and the agreement had been signed, plans had been procured which must be paid for, and a considerable amount of legal ex- penses conuected with the transfer of the lease, &c, had been incurred, all of which had been sanctioned by the Education Department. The inspector, it appeared, had received his instruc- tions before the 4th of March, the day of the transfer of the lease, which was subsequently ap- proved of by the Education Department. It was also stated that the inspector, at his examination of the school in 1880, spoke favourably of the building, and the full grant was allowed. After sitting three hours discussing the question, it was determined to again lay the whole matter before the Education Department and defer any action for the present. After signing some cheques the Board separated.
NEW INLAND PARCEL POST. Arrangements are rapidly maturing for an in. land parcel post by which parcels not exceeding four pounds weight may be sent from any one post-office in Englaud, Scotland, or Ireland, to any other. Payment wiil be by parcel stamps, of the minimum value of 6.1. For all parcels sent by railway the companies will receive half paymeut. In towns parcels will be delivered by carts or special messengers, in rural districts by postmen, and this constitutes one element of difficulty. Parcels will be seut in mail bags, or oidinaiily by mail trains. October 1st ia the date at present fixed for the commencement.
A FOREST ON FIRE. Ashdown Forest, East Grinstead, about which there has been much litigation between Earl Delawarr and others, was again on fire on Satur- day, and between 20 and 30 acres were burned. Large numbers of people turned out to watch the flames, but no help was offered to limit the con- flagration, much animosity being felt towards the bird of the manor.
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CAIIMPF. FATAL ACCIDENT AT THE DOCKS.—John Brian, coal trimmer, of Garthrstrcet, who w is conveyed to tne Cardiff Infirmary o i Tuesday, having fallen down the hold of a vessel lying in the East Dock, died at that institution on Saturday from the injuries he sustained. An inquest v. ill be held to-day. CLIFTON-STREET CHAPEL.—"The anniversary services in connection with the Sabbath School at this char-el were held on Suuday. Moroin: and evening the Rev. Professor Howella, Principal of Trevecca College, pre iched to large congregations, the chapel in the evening being crowded. In t; e afternoon the Rev. George Kennedy (Wesleyan) also preached to a large number of members and friends. Special hymns for the occasion were sung by the choir. INFIRMABT COLLECTIONS.—Collections iu aid of the Cardiff Infirmary were made on Sunday at the ltoath churches. At St. Margaret's the sum of E17 16s 8d was collected, and at St. German's £4 17* 8d. SFNDAY CLOSING EILL FOB WALES.—Petitions in favour of the closing of public-houses on Sun- days were placed on Sunday at the entrance of nearly all the Nonconformist churches ia the town, and were numerously signed. DIAJIOND-STBKET CHAPEL.-A seriof special services were held at this place of worship on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday evening Mr R. Coad, the well known temperance advocate, delivered his popular lecture on "Common and uncommon people." The chair was taken Tjy Mr Joseph Rarasdale, and the attendance was as large as could have been anticipated, the lecturer, whose remarks were of a very interesting character, being frequently applauded. On Sunday morning and evening Mr Coad preached two excellent sermons in the same chapel to good congregations. In the afternoon an open air service was held in the vacant epace of ground at the end of Upper Pe irl-street. Although the weather was very unfavourable, about 300 persons attended. An address as given here by the Rev. W. James, the pastor of the Diamond-street Chapel. On the whole the services have been very successful. The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr John Jont-s, solicitor, of Cardiff, a commissioner to administer oaths iu tie Supreme Court of Judicature. CARDIFF HIfLE CLOB.—The usual weekly meet- ing for silver spoons took place on Saturday, at the East Moor* ranges, and we append the highest scores :—Quarter-Master Sercreant Price, 75 Private Lrttey, 70 Corporal T. E. James, 69 Private Nethercott, 68 Colour-Sergeant Hepburn, 67 Corporal C. A. Hodge, 67 Ser- geant Perkins, 66; Private Bariyltyan, 6i; Corporal Conuellan, 61. Range prize, 600 yards. Corporal T. E. James, 22. There were 13 competitors. Dr.. PAINB'S SANITARY REPORT FOB THE unBAN SANITARY DISTRICT OF CABDIFF.—Week ending May 14th, 1881, ilirth, 58; rate per 1,000 inhabitants, 36.1; deaths, 22 rate per 1,000 in- habitants, 13.7; deaths from the seven chief zymotic diseases, 2; rate per 1,000 inhabi. tants, 1.2; small pox, 1; measles, nil scarlatina, nil diphtheria, nil; w..ooping- cough, nil fever, 1; diarrhoea, nil. Thermometer, mean degrees, 52-0 barometer, mean inches, 30'437 raiuf.11, total itielies, nil. Remarks:—The smallpox case was that of a seaman, sent to the Hamadryad Hospital ShIp from a schooner trading from St. M do. THE IMPROVEMENT BY THE CARDIFF ARSIS HOTEL.—The improvement proposed to be carried out at the wet en I of Anel-street has been com- menced. At present the operations are confined to the erection of a ne-v hotel, which will have its principal face towards Westgate-street, and occupy nearly the whole of the garden attached now to the Cardiff Arms Hotel, its northern front extend- ing in a straight direction from Angel-street to the corner of Westgate-strest, opposite the entrance to the Cardiff Arms Park. The present hotel will theu be pulled down, and the width of the building from the entrance to the stables to the corner, 67 feet, will form the new roadv> ay, which will be almost in aatraightline fro;n An^el- street to the Cardiff Bridge. The wall on Lord Bute's side will be carried in the same direction straight, from the present Castle street-entrance to the lodge-entrant on the Canton-road, so that the whole of the present roadway at the Cardiff Arms corner will be added to Lord Bute's grounds. Lord Bute takes something over 40 feet, but the ne v roadway will be of the same width as Angel- street throughout, aud will form a splendid entrance to the town from the west. Shops will be erected from Angel-street to the new Cardiff Arms Hotel. AN ALARM OF FIBE.—On Saturday a telegtam was received at the Fire Brigade Station, West. gate-street, summoning the brigade to a fire at a grass-shed on the East Moors. The engine was immediately despatched, but was stopped on the Wh rf Bridge, the fire having been put out with buckets of water. TOWN COUNCIL.—A meeting of this body will be held on Wednesday, for the following among other purposes :—To read the minutes of the Free Library Committee, and to pass a resolution thereon. To consider and, if thought fit, to adopt a petition to the House of Lords against the Charitable Trusts Acts Amendment Bill, and to pass a resolution thereon. To appoint an assistant to the water engineer. The folloiviii- gentlemen have been selected by the Waterworks Committee to appear before the committee in respect to the appointment, viz.:—Mr H. F, Bellamy, Surrey Waterworks, resident manager Mr O. Nicholson, Bradford, assistaut, Waterworks Office; MrC. H. Priestly, Halifax, assistant, Waterworks Office. To consider the following notice uf motion:— "That the following proceedings of the Health Committee, dated the 8th March last, and con- firmed by tho Council on the 14th of the same month, be rescinded, viz.:—' This Committee hav- ing been requested by the Council to report on the questioa of letting the scavenging and watering of the streets in the borough by contract, have obtained information from 61 towns on the ques- tion of removal of house refuse, and the cleansing and watering of streets, have selected 17 of them as complying more with the system in Cardiff they have given much consideration to the subject, and have come to the conclusion (in view of the scavenging of other cities and large towns being no longer done by contract, but by staffs of men, horses, and plant under the control of the sanitary authorities), that they cannot recommend the Council to enter into contracts for scavenging the borough of Cardiff.' And that iu future the sca- venging and watering be let on contract, and that advertisements be issued inviting teuders for the work." By Mr Councillor Henry Jones. THE BLUE RIBBON MOVEMENT AND SUNDAY CLOSING.—The meeting in the Circus on Saturday evening was large and enthusiastic. Mr Lewis Williams presided, and was supported by a large number of ministers, town councillors, and leadiug citizens. The chairman gave an interesting resume of the work of the past.—The Rev. G. Kennedy, in a humorous and eloquent address, dealt with the Sunday closing question. The speaker was frequently applatided.-Tlie Rev. C. J. Thomp- son, vicar of St. John's, received a cordial welcome from the vast audience. In the course of an interesting addresp, lie described the Gospel Temperance movement as a glorious and a noble one, and expressed his gratification at being able to be present and assist in the work. He contended that the attraction of the public. house exercised a baneful influence upon the com- munity, and affirmed that the existence of the traffic in the present form infringed upon the dear- est liberties and principles of the commonwealth. He thought the Saturday meetings were happily conceived, well carried out. would prove an ex- cellent "counter attraction," and concluded by complimenting the leaders and bidding them "God speed" in their work. The Rev. N. Thoiyas, Mr G. A. Edwards, and Mr C. Clarke also addressed the meeting. The following resolution was carried unanimously amid loud cheering:—" That this meeting of upwards of 3,000 inhabitants of Cardiff reiterates the demand of the people for the Sunday Closing of public-houses in Wales, and trusts the House of Commons will not exempt Cardiff from any measure that may be en -eted. That the chair- man communicate the foregoing to the Home Secretary and the Welsh members, and sign a petition to the House of Commons on behalf of the meeting." The choir again gave some excel- lent music, Mr Reddaway leading. During the evening upwards of 2.000 signatures were appended to petitions praying the House of Commons not to exempt Cardiff from the Sunday Closing Bill, and a canvass of the town was organised. It was also arranged to lay evidence before the House of Commons as to the fallacious character of the licensed victuallers' petition. Fifty-six persons signed the pledge and put on the blue ribbon. POLICE-COCRT, SATURDAY.—There were no pri- souers for examination, and Head-constable Hemingway, according to established custom, pre- sented his Worship the Mayor with a pair of white kid gloves, remarking that he had had now the pleasure of performing the same ceremony several times. His Worship thanked the Head constable, and assured him heshould treasure them as pleasaut mementoes of the duties he had been called upon to discharge all chief magistrate of the borough. DECREASE OF DRUNKENNESS.—The police re- turns show a considerable falling off in the num- ber of persons charged with drunkenness, and this the Head-constable unhesitatingly attributes to the influence of the Blue Ribbon movement. TESTIMONIAL TO INSPECTOR WILLIAIIIS.-The committee appointed some time since, under the auspices of Councillor Trounce, are progressing in their work. The promises received have in some cases more than realised their expectation, and they have strong hopes that in a short time they will be able to raise nearly £100 to present to Inspector Williams as a mark of the respect in which he is held by the inhabitants of the district. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE,—At a special meeting of the School Attendance Committee, held at the Workhouse, on Saturday, Mr Ivor Williams was appointed school attendance officer for the rural districts. LIME.—On and after Monday, May 16, sale of White lime iu large or small quantities will be resumed at the Cardiff Lime Works, East Moors, Cardiff, which were formerly occupied by the Glamorgan Lime Co.— Apply at the Works, or by letter to II, Scull, 143, Broad- way. Cardiff. 61570 STSTBMATIC CHEAPNESS IN GENTLEMEN'S CLOTH' iNe.-Tije Only Legitimate and certain mode of securing really good value tor your money is that adopted by the Manufacturers' Alliance, 3S, St. Mary-street, Cardiff, viz., to bring the consumers into as close contact as possible with the Manufacturer. All other schemes of selling cheaply are fabulous. All the Newest Designs for Spring and Summer Wear are now in Stock. 2,500 Patterns to Select front. 51420
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I NEWPORT. > CHRISTOHUBOB SCHOOL BOARD.—Mr J. Fulford "presided SC the meeting of this board on Friday, when there were also present Messrs E. Hill, J. Jones, and Mr J. Lloyd. It was decided to offer the Local Board the use of the room at 2,5 per annum.—The Clerk stated that he had supplied the district inspector of schools with particulars of the school accommodation provided by the board, and other details, which were laid before the meeting. The Local Government Board wrote to the effect that the surcharge of £ 55 made by the | district auditor against a member of the board in respect of a payment in compensation for not taking a certain piece of land would not be en. forced, and that the amount would be allowed under the circumstances.—Upou the motion of Mr Lloyd, seconded by Mr Hill, it was resolved that a new precept be issued upon the overseers for £ 500, to be paid on or before the 10th June and the clerk was instructed to writs to the overseers insisting upon paymeut of the balance of the last calls. COUNTST P £ TTr-SE33i0Ns. At these petty. sessions, on Saturday-before Messrs T, Gratrex, F, J. Hall, and J. Fairbank—Mary Ann Carpen. ter was convicted of stealing 101bs. of coffee, the property of Messrs D. Morris and Son, of tue Copper Works, Risca, but the manager (William Morgan) wished the bench to deal leniently with her, and she was committed to prison for one day. the case was proved by Police-sergeant Williams. —John Rees, charged^ by Police-constable Pettit with being drunk while in charge of a horse and wagon at Christchurch, -on the 7th inst., was fiued 10s. includitig costs.—George Williamson, charged by Police-constable Wall with drunken- ness, at Caerleon, was fined 5s, including costs.— John Rees. charged by Police-constable Tucker with drunkenness, at Machen, was fined 10s, in- cluding costs.—Jonah Bowen, charged by Police- constable Conway with a similar offence, at Rumney, was fiued 10s, including costs.—Some School Board cases were brought before the bench, but were adjourned.
MONMOUTH. POLICE-COURT BUSINESS.—On Saturday, before Colonel Davis and Mr G. G. Griffin, Mr Wil- liani Williams, farmer, ot Pilstone, and Philip Williams, shop-keeper, of Penyvain, late over- seers for the parish of.Llandogo, were cited by the auditor of the Monmouth Union for neglecting to pay the sum of £60 4s 2d, due July, 1880. Au application was made for a.1I adjournment till July. There was no objection raised by the solicitor for the prosecution, and it stood adjourned accord. ingly. TRANSFER OF LicENcE.-Aloimouth I ire House Inn, Mitcheltroy, from William Stead to Philip Stead. In answer to the bench, the sergeant of police said there was no objection.
STAR, LLANFYRNACH. NEW CHAPEL.—The opening services in connec- tion with the new Baptist Chapel at this place were held on Wednesdav and Thursday. The fol. lowing gentlemen officiated :I'he Revs. W. Morris, Treorky D. Roberts, Llwynhendy G. H. Griffiths, Newcastle Emlyn E. Lewis, Llan- dyssul, and O. W. James, Aberayron. Mr D. Davies, Glebeland, Merthyr, who is a native of this part, has given M towards the debt.
PONTYPRIDD. A BRANCH of the Rhondda Valley Liberal Association is about to be established here.
N EATH. AT the Neath petty-sessions, on Saturday, road rates were allowed as follows Michaelstone Higher, at 8d; Neath Higher, at 10,1; and Llan- gonyd Higher, at 6d in the £ and a poor-rate at Is in the £ for Briton Ferry was also allowed. MISCELLANEOUS CASES.—William Griffiths was sumluoned by Mary Ann Matthews, to show cause, &c. Complainant did not appear, but the bench, with the consent of defendant, adjourned the case.—Summonses issued by Jo n Jones, of Glyncorrwg against Mary Jones aud Mary Howells v. Margaret Lloyd, for sureties of the peace, were dismissed. ALLEGED AsSAULT.-Emily David was sum. moned by Sarah Thomas, of Uwmdu, Skewen, for an assault. Mr H. P. Charles defended. COin. plainant alle-ged she went to defendant s shop for her passbook, when she was hustled and put out of the shop. For the defence it was urged that complainant used offensive latigtiage, and refused to leave the shoo when requested, and that all de- fendant did was to put her hand on complainant's shoulder and show her the door. Dismissed.— John Davies, of Cwmavon, was summoned by Sergeant John Lougher, for stealing coal belong. ing to the Governor and Company's successors. Mr H. P. Charles defended. Fined 2s. Gd. and costs.
ABERAVON. TEA MEETING.—A tea meeting was held at the Bethany English Methodist Chapel on Thursday. Between 500 and 600 sat down to tea. An enter- tainment was held in the eveuing at the Public Hall. The Aberavon Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr Josiah Richards, rendered excel- ) lent service. Mr E. O, Jones was the accompanist. FATAL ACCIDENT.—John Claverley, a young man employed at the Mansel Tin Works, died on Saturday evening from injuries received on Friday at the works. He was running and pushing the annealing rabble in front of him in connection with his work when the point caught in the floor and he was thrown violently. He had only been married about five months.
WHITLAND. SCHOOL BOARD.—The Llanboidy and Llaagan United School Board held their monthly sitting at the Board-room, Whitlaud, on hnday evening. Miss Powell, Maesgwynne, iu the chair. There v.as iio important business to discuss, beyond appointing au attendance officer. Two candidates app'ied for tLeaprointment. Mr S. Owen, Havod, proposed, and Mr 1). Thomas, Castelldriuog, seconded, that Mr Lewid fillips, Llanboidy. be appointed. The Rev. D. S. Davies, Llanboidy, proposed an amendment, which was seconded by MIM Powell, that Mr Levi James, saddler, LlaOr- boidy, be appointed; but the first proposal -"&8 declared carried, and Mr Phillip* w. 4n .;w.od 4oIt
LLANGENNECH. BETHESDA INDEPENDENT CHAPEL. -Ai)ii i ver. sary services in connection with this chapel were held on Sunday, when the Revs. J. P. Williams (Llanelly), E. Samuel (Swansea), and J. Tho nM (Pontardulais) officiated. Tiie place of worship was cro .vded all day to excess. At the close ol each service collections were made in ail of the fund for the erection of a new chapel. MORLAIS TINPLATE W6RKS,—We regret to state that these works are to be closed for a sholl tune owing to the depressed jitate of trade.
LLANDILO. PKTTY SESSIONS,— Before NI r H. Peel and Capfc Lewis. BASTARDY, William Davies, Bhtenlycha, for refusing to obey a bastardy order, was sent to prison for a month. DRUNKENNESS.—Anne Lucy, huckster, L&udortu for beiug drunk at the Cross inn, was lined 5s and costs 12s 3d. ASSAULT.—William Allen, gamekeeper to Lord Dynevor, for assaulting a lad uamed David Gau.. was fined Is and costs.—The plaintiff charged de* fendaut with damaging a notice board. the tire- perty of Lord Dyuev-or. Fined Is and costs.
MILFORLrHAVEN. THE S.S. Glen Rosa arrived on Saturday afteo noou from GLtsgo v, having on board several in- fluentird gentlemen connected with the OCeitD Express Steamship Compaiiy, on a short visit con- cerning the line of steamers about l>e: II c: started between this port and New York.
noYVING MATCH AT PEXAUTII. On Saturday afternoon, a match which excited some interest took place at Penarth, between two picked fours of the Penarth Boat Club ,n I Llan- daff Rowing Club, resulting in the utter defeat of the former crew. Shortly aLer six (I'duck botla' crews launched their boats (outriggers) from a temporary landing sta^e off the Lifeboat house on the beach, paddled down to Lavernock Point. whither the s.s. Lady Al ai-gai-et with the starter, referee, and a select party oil board, had precelled the ui. The course was from off Lavernock l'oint to ..t imaginary station-mbffkytrkiti, a distance oftwo miles. Penarth had choice of stations, and took the out- side position, Llandaff being inshore. A capital start was effected about 6.35, Penarth going away with the lead at a great pace, which they only maintained for about 100 y.rds, when the Llandaff crew, pulling a steady swinging stroke. overhauled them, and passing, continued the lead, and c inae in easy winners by several lengths. The winning crew pulled from start to finish » steady stroke, that gave evidence of careful training and practice the steering of the boat was also admirable. The losers, who pulled most pluckily, were e wi. dently beaten froir. the first. Instead of the lona and steady stroke of their opponents, the spurt at starting evidently so exhausted tire men that, although they made several gallant efforts, they were totally unable to lessen the distance, and their steering also showed want of kill. The Lady Margaret, supposed to have accompanied the race, was so far astern that a good view could not be obtained from her. The Llandaff crew, in doubt about the distance, rowed nearly half-a-mile further than necessary they were. however, a; paiantly as freshas when they started. The result of this race shows the advantage 01 s'eadv, careful training, the smooth water of the riv -r giving the Llandaff Club, perhaps, more frequent opportunities for practice. The follow- iug were the crews :-Llttndaff D. A. Thomas. stroke A. Smith, No. 3 J, Smith, No, 2 Edwards, bo v L. Brown, cox. Penarth J. Roskel, strcke A. D. Ashford, No. 3 George Thoma\ No. 2 J. Gasket 1, bow J'. Ashford, cox. Dmation of race, 14 minutes. The second match was between two fours of the Penarth Boat Club, in rigged boats, Tiie course was from tin Lifeboat House to the Cefn-y-Wrach and home. Tiie following are the crews, the distances between the first and second being about eighteen lengths, Scott, stroke Balti, No. 3; Corke, No. 2 I)ca. COD, No. 1: Arthur, cox. Walker, stroke j Girling. No. 3 Evaus, No. '2 Warreu, No. 1; 'D,acou, cox.
THE GHEAT SWIIlNG MATCH. On Mond y morning, Captain Webb, the "hero of the Cuannel," and George Fearn, commenced their hix days' swim, twelve hours per day, in tits Lambeth Baths, Westminster Bridge-road, for £ 100. They began at twelve o'clock, and oa Friday at midnight Webb had completed 70 uiiles 34 lengths, Fearn 68 miles 44 lengths. It should be mentioned that the bath has to be swum forty* eight times to make up a mile. Iu addition to the stake, the winuer is to receive the gate-money, but as the attendance has been small the profitt from this source will not be very great. They commenced their I ast task punctually at twelve o'clock on Saturday itornitig, and just before ten minutes past eleven o'clock f\arn gave up, having swum 80 miles, Webb discontinuing directly after, having completed 82 miles. I
CLOSING OF PUBLIC-HOUSES ON SUNDAYS. TO TIIK EDITOR. SIR,—As an Englishman sojourning in Wales for a short period, but no teetotaler, I have re- garded with the greatest interest the overwhelm- ing amount of public feeling in the Principality it favour of suspending the liquor traffic on Sunday*. I have read iu your issue of to-day the couclusiv* letter siguel "Vox Popula Vox Dei," and heartily wish the Monmouthshh e people succes* in their endeavour to secure one quiet and sober day out of the seven. It is not solely a religious question. It is the just and honourable effort ot moral and right-minded people to keep withia some kind of boun Is the loathsome and disgusting sights and sounds too familiar to us all at certain times, and being the natural outcome of the indis- criminate sale of vile aud, in too many instanem half poisonous decoctions called intoxicating drinks. But I address your readers principally with respect to the action said to be taken by the Cardiff publicans in opposition to the Bill, Any petitions obtained through their influence should be closely examined, as it is a notorious fact that when some time ago the London gioshop keepem prepared petitions against Sunday closing, many of the persons signing never read any portion of the statements contained in the petition at aUc merely signing blank sheets, and not merely at one house, but at all of their houses of cill," some signing ten or a dozen times, on the principle as a jocular bung" remarked, ot the more th< merrier," no questions being put them as to whether they had signed elsewhere. The poor plea put forward blt the Cardiff trade, that the convenience of Ui4 floating alien population of the town should b& studied, is no doubt very disinterested, but it k hardly worth answering, as the argument wouw apply to every seaiiort in the Principality. If the convenience and the habits of these foreign sea- farers were to be studied by Britons, it would *:3 found that they would not have the least objection to licensee being granted not only to boozina shops but also to brothels and gambling housem6 after the fashion of their own countries; and that the hours of closing all such speculative establish" nieuts should be none at all, not only on Sundays but on every day thoughout the year. It is to be hoped that the members for both North and South Wales will be on the alert, and not allow the splendid victory now nearly obr tained to be in any way endangered by the efforts of a handful of interested meu, whose principal object is to make a pile of money on the day selected by the Almighty as a day of rest for th. hard-worked :>nd weary, irres]active of the misery and degradation of poor drunkards, too many of whom are their best customers. Y (I U 1"11, &c., AMICUS. Brecon, 10th May, 1881. TO THE EDITOR. SIR, —A letter from Mr Carbutt informs me that the Committee 01 the Welsh Sunday-Closing Measure is put dOWil for an early day, but lie (Mr_Cavbutt) is doubtful of its coining on before Whitsuntide, He has no forms of petitions, but has written Mr W. Brown, of the Newport Liberal Association, to have some printed and distributed." Our friends will now know where to apply. and will doubtless work with a will during the time at their disposal. Every honr briogsmt fresh proof that the only thing necessary now ia that the people of Alonmo \thshire be iiiaile to understend that they may have a real practical hand in the matter by signing a petition, and the thing would be done. Is there anyone in the county with a pair of horses, a chase, aud a week's leisure at their dis- posal ? If so. is there another with an eloquent tongue 1 and will both go round the toWDS and villages ol Monmouthshire and rouse her sons and daiigliteri to thia work, carrying a lengthening petition fot signature s they go ? (Would that my circumstances permitted me.) If it can't be done for love, will anybody start a subscription ? I'll give 10s 6d any%% my.-T am, &c., A MERCHANT.
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TURKEY ANDGREECE. FRESH DIFFICULTIES IN THE WAY OF A SETTLEMENT. CONSTANTINOPLE, May 14.—The Ambassadors the Powers are understood to regard the Turkish conditions as calculated to create difficulty ia the conclusion of the Turco-Greek Convention. It is stated that several of the Powers are -desirous that the territory to be given up by Turkey should be ceded to the King of the Hel- leues and not to Greece herself, so that in the sveut of a Greek Republic being proclaimed the Convention would become null and void. The Porte intends asking that Greece shall enter into all engagement, guaranteed by the Powers, to renounce any claim to future teriitorial aggrandisement, and it is said that the British •Government, on being informed of this intention, proposed to the other Powers to decline giving the guarantee required.
THE PRESTON ELECTION. The wiit was received on Saturday morning by the M;iyi:r, The nomination has been fixed for Wednesday next, and the polling for Irn.ay. Canvassing baa commenced, and is being actively pursued by both parties. Un Friday Air J homp- ilon addressed two meetings of Liberal canvassers, and on Saturday night he addressed a demonstra- tion of working men in tho area of the Corn Exchange. lie is everywhere received with cordiality, At a -neeting of the Home Rule Confederation, held in London, it was decided not to oppose Mr Yates Thompson, and to advise the Irish electors to act as they please, but that Mr Thomp- son's views on Irish affairs are deemed satis- factory/'
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r SOUTH WALES SPRING ASSIZES. The business of the gaol delivery for South Wales WAS resumed at the Guildhall, Swansea, on Saturday, before Mr Justice Cave. CHARGE OF CHILD MURDER AT CADOXTON. Mary Ann Osboin, alias Mary Osmond, was indicted for the murder of her male illegitimate c'dld immediately after birth at the parish of Cadoxton-juxta-Neath on the lGth April.—Mr B. F. Williams prosecuted, and Mr Bowen Rowlands defended,—It appeared. from the opening state- ment of Mr William*, that the prisoner was in the service of Mr Duggin, farmer, of the place n uned. At 2 o'clock on the morning of the 16th April the prisoner was heard by a fellow- servant to go downstairs and enter the kitchen. She remained below for three-quarters of au hour, wheu she returned to her bedroom. At six o'clock the prisoner again went downstairs, and some time afterwards the fellow-servant who heard her, and whose name was Sutton, followed her, and found her very poorly in a Stable. Sutton. asked her what was the matter, to which she simply replied that "she had been across the fields." Sutton returned to the house, and the prisoner followed at seven o'clock, appearing very ill. Sutton gave her some tea. and she was ultimately t' hkell home to her father's house by her master. Sutton afterwards went to a closet, j.-where she saw tnaiks .of blood on the floor and the walls. She subsequently found a newly-born male child in the closet. The [-medic 1 man, added Mr Williams, attributed death to suffocation, caused by the child's head being embedded in the soil. An apron belonging to the prisoner, and bearing bloodstains, subsequently found upon the premises. Tne girl, Mary Sutton, on being called, said that the ap- pearance of prisouer aroused her suspicions pre- vious to this occurrence.—Dr. ilydings, of Neath, supported the statement of counsel w jth_respect to "the suffocation. He added that he found two wounds at the top of the head, one of the size of a shilling, and about ten scratches on the body, one rather severe at the back of the neck. These marks, however, did not correspond with any injuries to which death might be attributed. Sections of the lungs floated on being put into water, showing that respiration had taken place. In cross-examination, wiiness admitted that the situation in which the child was found showed that it midht have been born there. Repiying ■to Mr Williams, he said that the woman would have beeu too faint to rescue the child.—Mr Rowlands asked his Lordship whethe", upon the evidence, there "as any probability of Mr Wil- liams being able to substantiate a charge of murder.—The Judge did not think- there was.— Mr Rowlands admitted that there had been cou- cealment of birth.—Mr Williani3 said that the whole of the evidence had been given, and he did not think he could ask the jury to find a verdict of guilty of murder.—llis Lords ip briefly addressed the jury, who found prisoner guilty of conceal- ment, and she was sentenced to two calendar months' imprisonment with hard labour.
THE DARING OUTRAGE AT CAR- MARTHEN. BURNING A WOMAN'S HOUSE OVER HER HEAD. Thomas Jones (17), farm servant, John Jones (24) of Derlwyn, farm servant, and John Jones (18), of Llw> nwalter, farm servant, were indicted for maliciously setting fire to the dwelling-house of Mary Jones, three persons being within at the time, on the 2nd of May.—Mr B. F. Williams prosecuted, whilst Mr Brynmor Jones defended the lirst-named prisoner (Thomas Jones), and Mr Bowen Rowlands appeared for the other two.— Mr Williams said the prisoners were charged with committing what he thought the jury would be of opinion was a most gross and wicked outrage, by setting fire to the dwelling of an old woman named Mary Jones, while she, her daughter, and the infant child of the daughter, were in the house. The dwelling was called Llwynybrain, in the parish of Llanllawddog, and was situated about 7 miles from Carmarthen. Between 11 and 12 on the night of the day in reference, a man named David Thomas, who was some distant relation to Mary Jones, visited her house after the old woman, who was SO years of age, had gone to bed. The house practically consisted of one room, and was chiefly constructed of wood. After some conversation, Tiiomas, who had been to a fair, and was the worse for drink, fell asleep ,by the side of the bed. Subsequently the old woman aud her daughter heard voices outside, and heard stoues rattling on the roof of the house. They tried to wake up David Thomas, but he was in a sort of half drunken sleep. The old woman then got up herself, put on a petticoat, and went to the door with the object of remonstrating with the people throwing stonc. Mary Jones would say that tlieie were five men outside, and that they threw stones at her and Ler daughter. The women thou endeavoured to drag Thomas out of the house, and while they were engaged in doing so they noticed that the dwelling was on fire. Of the five men ouUide, the three prisoners at the bar were em- ployed in striking matches and setting fire to the house. He believed it would turn out also that these three men weie armed with poles, which they used to lift up the roof in order to make the tire burn quicker. He believed hit all tile the men, or at any rate these three, were engaged as farm servants in the neighbourhood of fciie scene of this outrage. They had been servants in the neighbourhood for some time, and the daughter of the old woman would say that she •recognised every one of the prisoners. Mary Jones, tbe aged woman. could identify only one of the prisoners, Thomas- Joues. The house was absolutely destroyed by the fire, aud it created such a bl ze that the daughter ab'e to recognise these three men. Not only did tho men set fire to the house, but th y beat old woman and her (laughter with their polts, and also threw stones at them. After this they all ran away.—After the above state- meat had been supported by evideuce, Mr Bryu- mor Jones, in addressing the jury on behalf of his client, pleaded mistakeu identity, whilst Mr Rowlands argued that if the house was set on fire at the time in question, the arson was most likely committed by the two other men. who ran away in another direction, and who were not charged. —The jury found three prisoners guilty, and his Lordship deferred sentence till to-day (Mon- day.) The court then adjourned.
i DEATH OF ONE OF "THE NOBIP,, SIX HUNDRED." Mr William J. Ritya, the son of a well-known Monmouthshire clergyir.a i, and who took part in the celebrated Balaclava charge, died s-omewhaC suddenly on Sunday, at Torfchcawl. For so i e yeats pt he has beeu chief accountant in the firm of Messrs Insole and Sons, and was highly respected by all with whom he came in contact. His health being somewhat impaired of late, he was advised by his medical adviser to visit Forth- cawl. On Saturday he was hopeful that in a fortnight be should return home quite set up for work again. But during Saturday night a change set in for the worse, and he died early on Sunday morning.
FATAL AOCIMNT ON THE RAILWAY AT LLANELLY. Ou Saturday afternooo, William Jones, puddler, at the South Wales Tinplate Works, Llanelly. was accidently killed on the railway leading from the new docks to St. David's colliery. The de- ceased, in company with two of his fellow-work- men, was walking over the line from the dock to his father's house, at Cefnymaes, near Maesard- dafen siding. When opposite St. George's colliery they were overtaken by one of the coal trains of the Great Western Railway Company. Jones told his companions that he would jump into one of the empty coal trucks. One of them tried to prevent him, but he persisted in doing so. In his attempt his foot slipped, and he fell on the rails. several trucks passed over his body, and he was killed on the spot. He was 21 years of age, and the son of Mr Enoch Jones, Cefnymaes, living at a aliort distance from the spot where he was killed. ST. CLEARS" AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY. The annual general meeting ot this society was held at the Swan Hotel on Friday, Mr K. It. Carver presiding. The accounts were passed, showing a balance of £ 12 10s 6d in favour of the society. Several subscriptions being still unpaid, it was resolved that Messrs H. S. Carver and Evan Williams be deputed to go through the bank-book with the secretary, and write to the defaulters. It was also resolved that for the future all subscribers of 10s 6d and upwards pay their money ditect to the London and Provincial Bauk, St. Clears. The prize list was then gone through. A few- prizes were struck off, and some additional ones introduced, the most noticeable addition being a prize of 1:2 for the best horse driven iu huruess, and a prize of £1 for the second best. With a view to encourage farmers to compete, it was ^proposed and carried that persons paying a rental not exceeding £ 40 per annum be allowed to compete on payment of 5a. With a vote of thanks to the chairman, the meeting terminated.
MERTHnTsCIENCK CLASSES. For the last week the annual examination in connection with these classes has been couducted at the Abermoriais Board School,, under the auspices of the South Kensington Science and Art Department. There has evidently been a t falling off in the number of candidates presenting I Vtliemselves for examination. This fact is much to be regretted. In the mathematical class there i were only 14 examined. We have in former years had the pleasure of recording more than doable this number of candidates in this subject. The most flourishing class this year appears to be that in chemistry, there h iving been examined during the week 18 ill practical inorganic chemistry, and 17 in the elementary stage of the same SUbjèCt-, In notic- ing these examinations last May we had occasion to lament the absence of classes in Merthyr in subjects specially connected with the staple industries of the district. It is passing strange and much to be regretted that in a district of iron and coal, where machinery is in constaut use, that no class in mechauical engineering has been formed; strange isitalsothatouly onecaudidate pre- sented himselt for examination in applied mechanics. Four young men certainly were examined in the principles of mining, but these four were self- taught, and were not the outcome of any class formed in Merthyr. There were nin■> examined in theoretical mechanics, one only in steam, but none b mineralogy and metallurgy, the last two being most important subjects connected ith the industries of the district. We may well ask 'the reason of this apathy in sciences so necessary to tho working of coal and iron. The science classes are under the management of the school board, nd from appearances the board cannot be auswer- able for this waut ot interest in the classes. The board has, for several years, done all in their pifwcr to popularise tho clashes. A competent teacher has been engaged, and every facility had been given by the board to establish classes in those subjects that would most materially benefit the young people who are counected" ith the coal aud iron industries. We siucerely hope ti.at next year we shall have to record a marked improvement in the attendance at their classes, uot only by young men who are pre;aring them-selves for mechanical or mining engineers, but also by intelligent colliers and miners, and those connected with the working of machinery. A collier would make a far bettor workman if he were acquainted with the principles of niiniug ventilation, lIase5, &c. and the ordinary mechanic and engineer v. ould be greatly benefitted by having an insight into the principles of steam and mechanical engineering,and other branches connected with his handicraft. Let the young men of Merthyr and Dowlais not let slii) the golden opportunity offered them by the school board of improving themselves in branches of science, which, if as.sidumudy persevered in while they are young, will prove of infinite advant- age to them in years to come.
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1 ABEIiGAViiNN Y" BOAUD OF ¡ liUAHI) IANS. THE LADY GUARDIAN AND THE DOCTOR. The fortnightly meeting of ths Abergavenny Board of G ,aldi:\IIH WII held on Friday, Mr Williams, Aberfrwdd, in the cha:r. Dr. S. H. Steel. the medical officer for the workhouse, attended, wilh hi assistant, ,Ir Bhnche, and said lie had come to auswer any questions tho board might wish to put to him con- cerning the treatment of a man, named Sullivan, ill the workhouse, and with regard to w.dch IrB Fielder (the lady guardian), he understood, had made some observations at the previous meeting, Mrs FIELDER said Sullivan had been in the workhouse about eight mOJlth, having come in from BIaenr.von ill. About six "ontils ago he was examined by Mr Blanche and another young gentlemau, ind soon after medical treat- ment was put asile. Lately it had if/een recommenced, but the case made no progress, and it was a pity, as the young man had a great deal of life in him yet,and she thought it desirable to send him to an infir- mary. where his Case would be carefully watched. A woman, named Ellen Hudson, had died in the house, and site had been treated for, anù so en- ten-d in the doctor's book, to the day of her death, as suffering from ulcerated legs, when she never had ulcers she never had an ulcer on her body. She (Mrs Fielder) knew what the woman died from—it was ulceration of the bladder, and no medical treatment had she ever received in that house suitable to her disorder. Dr. Steel was per- fectly equal to the iltl tieg, she knew, if be were on the,spot, but she (Mrs Fielder) was not satisfied that their medical officer was not on the spot to decide upon the lives of the poor people. The CHAIRMAN said he was sorry to hear such charges made continuallv. Dr. STEEL asked Mrs Fielder how she knew the woman had ulceration of the bladder. Mr FIELDER She had all the symptoms of it. Dr. STEKL The diagnosis is yours. Mrs FIELDER Certainly. No medical officer ever took the diagnosis of it or ever knew it— never knew her disorder. Dr. STEEL said he was not prepared to speak about Hudson at that present moment, but as to Sullivan he (Dr. Steel) had seen him numbers of times, and he was suffering from a disease of the hip joint peculiar to certain unhealthy sub- jects, and the essential point of the treat- ment was to keep the joint perfectly at rest, aud this had been followed out, the young man being still in bad, his case was uuder his (the speaker's) supervision. Some time ago he got a great deal better, and Dr. Blanche removed the long spliut, but at the end of three or four weeks it was found that he was not continuiug to improve, so the splints were re-applied. The Guardians might have him removed to an infirmary if they liked; but to whererer he might be removed nothing more could be done for the man, for the treatment he received was the only treatment. It was a disease • hich often proved fatal, as it gave rise to abscesses and so on. But the man might continue in bed for another eight or 18 months, if he lived so long. co Mrs FlELMR said the treatment was wrong in the dietaiy. A man suffering from the disease Dr. Steel mentioned-should not be allowed to eat poik; aud Sullivan was given pork. Dr STEEL Now, as on a former occasion, I decline to discuss any question of medical treat- ment and dietary with Mrs Fielder. Air GILL said he knew the man. He had been under the doctor at Blaenavon without improve- ment. Dr STEEL, In reply to Mr Young, said that the general health of this patient had so improved under treatment that i.e had beeu repl ced on ordinary diet, and he was fat. Mrs 1 IELDER He is fat but lie ill not improv. ing; he should have nourishment of a proper kind. The CHAIRMAN said he preferred resigning the chairmanship and leaving the board to hearing these complaints being made by Mrs Fielder con- tinually, Dr STEEL said Mr Blanche was his duly qualified a-sistaut, and the board had sanctioned his acting in that capacity for him at the woikhouse, and in cases of importance he (Dr. Steel) came to the workhouse himself. He and Mr Blanche had conferred upon the case more than once. Rev. J. W. OSMAN I beg to move that in the opinion of the board. Dr. Steel's explanation is satisfactory. Mr SILVER seconded it. The CHAIRMAN said there was no amendment, so he declared the resolution carried unanimously. Rev. c'. L. YOUXG thought the statements made by Mrs Fielder were very serious. Dr. Steel then withdrew, but soon afterwards returned, and waid he had called the woman Hnd- sou to mind; Lad ulceration of the legs till the day of her death, and her complaint was so eu- tered on the books. Subsequently the matron and nurse were called before the board, and both stated that Hudson suffered from ulcerated legs till the day of her death, the matron adding that the w ounds became very bad at one period. Air FIELDER then asked that a Mrs Kennedy, an inmate, migut be called, for she told her (Mrs Fielder) that Hudson had not au ulcer in her body. Mrs Kennedy, who was called, denied that she ever told Mrs Fielder so. The matter then dropped. RESIGNATION OF THE CHAPLAIN". The-Rev. J. Rees Jenkins tendered his resigna- tion of the post of chaplaiu of the union, which was accepted, and it was resolved to advertise for a successor.
sanitarFdeficiencies in THE HHONDUA. The Ystrad Local Board meeting was held last Frid y evening at Pentre-Rhondda, under the presidency of Mr Le vis Davis. A reply was submitted from Mr Lomax, C.E,„ the gentleman whom the board had selected for drafting out and adapting a much-needed sewerage scheme for the district, giving the board the particulars which Mr Walter Morgan (the clerk) had been directed to obtain at the special meeting held that day week. From the reply it seemed that it is Mr Lomax's intention to carry out the purification works and the intercepting and connecting sewer, which sewer, it was .explamed" will extend along the river's bed to the requisite points. Mr Lomax "does not intend to undertake the subsidiary dmiu- age, as this, he considers, may be done by the bo rd's own surveyor (Mr Jones); but he will give the surveyor all needful instruction and aid. Mr Lomax proceeded to intimate that the in. spectors of the Local Government Board endorsed and lauded without stmt the principle of the system. He has just carried out a sewerage scheme (analogous to that at Ystra 1) at Farn- worth, near Bolton, and he invited the attendance and critical observation of a deputation of the Ystrad Board there.-The insufficiency of the water and gas supply yifc the large district of Trealaw engaged the attention of the Board for a considerable while, Mr Gwilym Williams, Miskin Manor, proprietor 1 of the estate (Brithwenydd) upon which Trealaw is built, attended, and publicly ventilated the general grievance. As a precaution against the recurrence of fever eplden during the forthcom- ing season, water, Mr V* llliarns argued, ought to be amply supplied. ntlemen who accom- panied Mr Willianw—Mr Mathew, Dandynyscy- noii Hotel, ana Mr dohn William??, agent—had gauged by petition the feeling of the numerous Imputation upoa the matter, and their signatures attested how greatly desirous they were of having an extension of the Gas and Water Companies' works to Trealaw. A.letter was read from the company's secret a-y (Mr 1 rank James, of Mer- thyr) replying to complaints upon the matter by the board. Mr James promised to bring the matter before the directors, but said that the drought which had taken place was due to the dry weather and not by circumstances within the company's control.—Ihe Chairman advised Air Williams that the board could not promise much assistance as far as the supply was con- cerned, but they would do all they could to remedy the very defective supply.Mr Williams acknowledge the courtesy of the board,—It was subsequently resolved to t ike immediate steps to compe) the Water Company to supply the inhabi- tants of Trealaw with a sufficiency of water.-—It was reported that scarlet fever had broken out at Ponypandy and Tynewydd, but very few of the cases had proved fatal. The board inspectors were directed to abate all nuisances, and supply disinfectants freely.
PONTVI'IUDD UNION DECENNIAL STATISTICS. Those who art concerned in the prosperity of Pontypridd, Rhondda Valley, and abutting districts will peruse with interest the statistics which have just been compileù bearing on the position of the several parishes. It appears that ti.e population of the Pontypridd Union in 1871 was 51,920 thife year it is 93.473-m increase of SO per cent. In Ystradyfodwg an increase of 160 per cent is represented, there being 2GO persons in 1881 for eveiv 100 in 1871. The figures here for the years are indeed most suggestive— 3,035 iti 1861, 10,925 in 1S71, and 44,040 in 1881. The valuation list for Ystradyfodwg embraced in -1861 a rateable assessment of £24.887; the total valuation of the union was £181,642. This year the rateable value of Ystradyfodwg alone is above In Llantwit Vardre parish there has been ft population increase of 16 per cent in the 10 preceding years Llanfabon, 17"6 pep cent Eglwysilan, 8'9 per cent; Llantrissan^ per cent (5,273); and Llanwonno, 63'2 per cent (7,229). In the Parliamentary borough of Llan- I trissant, however, there has been a losa of 9 per cent, the numbers having dv indied from 2,039 iu 1871 to 1,872 in the current year. That is to say, only 91 people can be counted in 1881 for every 1CO in 1871. The Pontypridd Urban District is now made up of parts of three parishes—Llan- wonno, Llautwit Vardre, and Eglwysilan. There has been an increase of 235 in Eglwysilan, and J52 in Llanwonno. Llantwit Vardre supplements these minor additions with the more substantial figure of 1,046.
THE KIWETIY TKAOEDY. ICIDWELLV, Saturday Afternoon.—On tho ar- rival of the news last night that Mrs Mazey and her sons were acquitted, crow.1:; of people congre- gated in the streets, commenting upon the result of the trial. The greatest excitement prevailed, and still continues. The acquitted prisoners arrived here this afternoon by the London paper train.
I NEWPORT BOARD OF GU AUDI-ASS Mr P. Wood ruffe presided at tho metilJgof this Hoard on Saturday, MrE. Thomas occupying the vice-chair. Mr BlStXI.. The CHAISMAN, iu accordance with his notice I' given the previous Saturday, moved the appoint- ment of Mr Babcll to the visiting a id storei com- mittee. Mr Bebell's name had already beeu added to the list of those committees on the 30th April, but it was questioned at the last meeting of the Board wliether this proceeding was in order, as it w as alleged that the nomination took place after the public business was over on that occasion, and to set tho matter straight formal notice of this renewal of the motion was given. The Chairman now stated that the appointment was made during the public business, uml that, as far as he was concerned, he had no choice as to who should constitute the committee. his only object being that the best men should be i.pon them. As "Mr liebell was a most usetul member of the Board, and was always on the spot, he, therefore, proposed that his name be added to these com- rnittees. Mr LATCH seconded the motion. Mr COPE said that before the matter was put to the vote he thought it right to express his opinion, which he believed was the opinion of many members of the IJOarJ upon tho subject. He went on to say that he did not at all object to Mr Bebell's preseucs upon the committees, the only question in his mind being as to whether the rulea and regulations of the board were to be carried out. In the present case there was no occasion to depart from the rules, an,i he maintained that, whoever it was that interfered with them, such interfereace should be reseuted. It was stipulated in tbe regulations of the board for the appoint- ment of committees, that such appointments should be made at the first meeting^ of the board in the official year, and at no other time. He failed vto see that all the wisdom of the board was cen. tred in Mr Bebell, who appeared to be chief satellite of the chairman. Nor did he see why lie should stand on a higher pedestal than the other members. It was au insult to ti e other members to place him in such a position, and he therefore moved as an amendment, This this meeting is of opinion that no ciicuuibtincs has transpired to warrant a departure from the rule of the proceedings in the nomination of com- mittees, and declines to alter the arrangements previousiy made at the appointment of the boards Mr W. PiticE Hear, hear. The Hev. D. BOBKKTS said be felt it his duty to second the aiiiendmeut. He had no objection to Mr Bebell being upon two or three committees, but he did not see why he should be upon the whole of them. Some members of the board were not pets," and did not push themselves forward, and that was, in some cases, the reason why they were not selected to act upon committees. This was a loss to the board, aud there appeared to him to be a clique which prevented the selection of some members whom other members of the board wished to be appointed. Mr PnrcE said he quite agreed with the amend- ment. and thought it very proper and right. Why, lie asked, should Mr Bebell be put upon committees in preference to other members who had been upon the board for many years? Mr Bebell appeared to him to have been elected iu a Iliole-and-coriier way after the business was over, He had nothing personally to say against Mr Bebell, but he did not think he was the right man for the contract business. The Rev. J. C. S. DARBT said he should prefer giving a silent vote in this matter. He wished to see his friend, Mr Bebell, upon many of the committees, but, at the same time, he could not see that it was at all advisable to break the rule as to the appointment of committees in his favour. Just after he (Mr Darby) was elected to the board two vacancies occurred on committees, and he gave notice that he should move that they be filled up. This was strenuously opposed by two members of the board (one of them the chairman) upon the ground that it was irregular to appoint commit- tees except at the first meeting of the board. He went on to say that he was present at the meeting of the board on the 30th ult., on which occasion Mr Beb ll's name was added to these committees, and before he left he heard the clerk say that there was no more public business, and up to that time the motion had not been made. Hav. ing adverted to the fact that Mr Bebell had attended the first meeting of the Caerleon schools committee without receiving any notice of it, he concluded by expressing his regret that, under the circumstances, he must vote against him. The CUAIHJIAN remarked that it was laughable to him that such a storm rin a tea-pot should be aroused over this matter. As to the suggestion that Mr Bebell was a satellite of his, he could use epithet3 woise than that with regard to certain other members, but refrained from doing so. A show of hands was then tnken, when 17 members voted for the amendment, which was accordingly carried, only Mr Latch voting for the original motion. OAERLEON SCHOOLS BUILDINGS. The Rev. Mr DARBY reported that the schools committee had met and conferred with Mr Bircham, the Government Inspector, with respect to his suggested alteration in the plans of the new Caerleon Schools Building*, by which a decided improvement would be effected in the girls' department at au estimated outlay not ex- ceeding £ 225, v. hich was covered by the loan already obtained for the purpose, a balance being left beyond the contract price. The contractor bad agreed to carry this out, and the committee being unanimously of opinion that it was desirable, it was resolved, upon the motion of Mr Parfitt. seconded by the Rev. E. P. Williams, that the alteration be made. NOTICES OF MOTION. Mr E. THOMAS gave notice that at the next meeting of the board he should move that the board petition Parliament in favour of the Bill for closing public-houses on Sunday, and praying that its operations be extended to Monmouthshire. He also gave notice of a similar motion in favour of closing public-houses on polling days at elec. tion. There was no further business of public interest. The weekly returns showeli-at the Caerleon sehoolf) 147 children, 139 being under industrial training at the workhouse 273 inmates, "compared with 255 in the corresponding week of last year,
ALLEGED ASSAULT UPON TRAMPS AT CARMARTHEN, At the Carmarthen petty-sessions, on Saturday —before Messrs C. Morgan, J. L. Philippe, and R. G. Lawrence—a farmer named David Thomas, Kilderry, Abergwili a youner man named Thomas Davies, butler to Judge Beresford and Evan Jones, Pantygilen Quarry, Abergwili, were jointly charged with assaulting two young men named Henry West and John Roberts, strangers to this locality, but evidently belonging to the better class of tramps. Mr W. M. Griffiths, solicitor, defended ti.e two defendantsfirlt named. Henry Wesi, dver, said that he com- plained of a brutal assault. On the 6th inst., Roberts and himself were resting on the road. side near Taurslltucha, Abergwili. Roberts was tabing off his boots to f. regulate his stockings, when a doakey cart containing Thomas Davies and Evan Jones, who was not in court, trotted by. It pulled up, and Evan Jones came up" and told them if they did not clear out he would throw them over tue hedge. He had been drinking. Witness refused to move, as they were doing nothing then. refused to move, as thev were doing nothing then. He thau kicked witness in the small of the back, and Tho nas Davies, leaving the cart, joined his companion,and roughly shoved complainant about. David Thomas rode up, and joiued the other t^o. He had a thick walking-stiek, and flourished it over complainants's head. Fearing they would be further roughly handled, complainants s rted to run away, pursued by Thomas Davies and Jones, who pelted witness. They overtook him, pummelled him, and Evan Johes caught him by the throat, nearly strangling him. Witness thought he was goii.g to be murdered. Lost all consciousness, aud when he recovered Roberts was standing over him. He said he was black in the face. Roberts led him away, and they went to Judge Beresford's house. Cross-examined by Mr Griffiths: I have a home at Croydon, Surrey, which I left six weeks ago. I have had no work during that time, and lave gained a livelihood by singing in public-houses. I had come from Liandilo that day. John Roberts, compositor, hailing from Car- n trvon-hire, and .dso a singer, gave corroborative evidence. IVirs Diana Evans, of Danyrrdlt, who was Called for the defence, said the first thing she saw was West !and Davies catching hold of each other's collars. West had a large stone in his hand, and she got frightened and turned away. She next saw Evan Jones and West scuffling along the road towards Carmarthen. Saw David Thomas poke Roberts in the side. Weat and Roberts had: bee. npar her house for about half an hour, and she asked them what they loitered there for, Roberts shouted to her to say the men would not leave them alone. David Thomas came close to Wes% but did not touch him. Mr J. L. Philipps here said he did not see why Evan Jones w as not present. Mr Griffiti,s He is here as a witness. Evan Jones, being sworn, said that the donkey shied when it saw the complainants sitting en the roadside. He asked them w hat they did there, and they told him it was no odds to him. West took up a stone and threatened to knock his brains out. Witness did not assault him as described by complainant West, nor did the other defendnnts do so. Mr Griffiths addressed the bencn at some length, and the case was then dismissed.
DOWLAJS. FATAL CASE OF BURKING.—On Sunday an aged woman, named Sarah Harris, aged 73, wife of a collier livingat LIAM, baOll-'Of the Antelope, Dowlais, succumbed to iriiriiic4 received on the 11th inst., by filing on taettre at her residence. An inquest will be held: FATAII ACCIDENT TO A YOUTH.—On Friday, a youth named David Joseph Davies, aged 17, living at 55, Balaclava-road, Dowlais, was killed by a fall of coal, whilst At work in the level at Colly, near to Dowlaia, tkg property of tlu DowUia Iroa Oommai*
GELLIGAER. CLOSING THE PARISH CHURCHYARD. The schedule of notices issued from the Home office as to the several churchyards about to be closed for interments in England and Wales was posted up at the parish church here on Sunday morning. Among the notices the parish churchyard of Gelli. gaer is included for closing in June next,
MERTHYll. PRESENTATION PAINTINGS, Cartes-de-Visite Cheap Picture Frames.-Hards, Son, & Co., Merthyr. WHY GO TO BRISTOL AND PAY MORE?.—A large assortment of Scales, Weighing Machines, Coffee Mills. Tea Canisters, &-c. at wholesale- prices.—M. W. Roberts, General ironmonger, 86, & 87, Iligh-st., Merthyr
BRIDGEND. STEALING TIMBER.-At the petty-sessions held on Saturday, Thomas Thomas, Talbot-terrace, Maesteg, puddler, was charged with stealing timber from the Llynvi Iron Company, and was sentenced to one calendar month's hard labour and for a second charge of stealing timbsr, the property of Mr Daniel Williams, of Porthcawl and Maesteg, he was sentenced to another month's imprisonment. SANITARY AfEETI.NG.-An adjourned meeting of the Bridgend Rural Sauitary Authority was held on Saturday, Mr J. Blandy Jenkins in the chair. The Medical Officer reported that during the past quarter the sanitary condition of the district had greatly improved. The births for the saine period amounted to 88, aud the deaths to 38. A letter was read from the rural committee at Cowbndge protesting against the sum of 223 10s which was included in the precept of £86 to the overseers, and which was charged for cleaning the river Thaw, and which should have been charged to the I arish of Llanblethian. The clerk was instructed to procure all particulars upon the matter, and .lay them before the authority at their next meeting. A letter was read from Mr Watkin Beavan, resigning his post of inspector of nuisances.
A BERD ARE. FATAL AOGVDENT.—On Saturday, AT 4HE FAB Moon public-house, Aberaman, the depiu* coro- Moon tniblic-bouse, Aboraman, the depiu* coro- ner, Mr Thoiuas Williams, held an inquiry l>uch« mg the death of David LieweUyn, a labourer 53, living at 42, ind-street, Aberdure, who tva"* killed on the 11th inst. by being crushed between a coal truck and a wall at Blaengwawr, The jurJ returned a verdict of "Accidental death." VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE.—A match which had been arranged between 10 married men and 10 single men. being volunteers residing at Aben dare, came off at the Aberdare range on Saturday at 200 and 500 yards; seven shots at each rauge^ The shooting was not good, in couseqiieuce of Ow windy weather. As will be seen by the subjoined score, the single men won by five points, Lieut, Phillips selected the single men's team, and SergL Shannon the married ones. Single men-Major Powell, 35; Lieut. Howell, 50; Lieut. Phillipau 42 Sergt. Parker, 50 Sergt. Lilwall, 37 Pri- vate A. McBeth, 52; Private W. H. Jones, 49; Private John Lewis, 48 Private Wm. Arnold. 54 Private Wm. Oxeuham, 48 total, 465* Married men—Capt. Howell, 52 Capt. Phillips, 45 Sergt. Shannon, 54; Sergt. J. James, 48; Sergt. Robinson, 2S Corp!. Lanman, 49 Corpl. H. Phillips, 51 Sergt. W. Thomas, 49 Sersrt, John Lewis, 41 Private J. Johns, 43 total, 460U
AFGHANISTAN. The following was sent from the India Office on Katurday evening for publication :— From Viceroy, 14th May, 1881, St. John telegraph?, Letters from Kandahar report all quiet. Principal chief of Kamind w.ir Aliziis has come jo. Some damage done to British Cemetery re. paired culprits imprisoned aud permanent giard established.
THE TRANSVAAL. SITTING OF THE COMMISSION. ("STANDARD" TELEGRA.lI.J DuanA-IS, Friday.—Several witnesses were exa- >mined before the Commission at Newcastle to-day, Allan Smith, a Hottentot, has sworn that he heard a Boer messenger who had come from Joubert give orders to have Messrs Barber and Dyaa shot. An Amatonga, a son of the Chief Panda, swore that the Boera tried to make him fight against the English, and that when he refused they threatened to shoot him. Vanderleuden, a loyal Boer of the Marico dis. trict, swore that he was commanded to fight against Belshwana, the Chief of Montstuba, but refused. The Chief Montsuive protected many of the loyal party from the Boers during the war, and a large commando is out against him. Joubert has been sent by the Commission to stop them from attacking him.
THE FRANCO-TUNISIAN TREATY. TELEGRAM]. PARIS, May 14»—The promotion of M. Roustan from the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary of the Second Class to that of the First Class, and Ids appointment as French Minister Resident in Tunis, are gazetted to-day, The Paris papers to-day unanimously approve the treaty concluded between France and the Bey of Tunis. The Ripublique Frangaise expresses Admiration at the manner in which the Govern- ment has conducted the Tunisian affair, and points out the necessity for extensive improve- ments in the Regency with a view to satisfying the Tunisians and preparing the Tiay for peaceful progress in the South. TUNIS, Friday.—The Government of the Bey has declined to furnish the foreign representatives here with a copy of the Franco-Tunisian Treaty. It is stated the French troops will occupy La
Goeletta. RESIGNATION OF THE ITALIAN MINISTRY. ROME, May H.-Signor Cairoli and the mem- bers of hili Cabinet have tendered their resiguution 'to the King. Much indignation is felt here at the stipulations of the Franco-Tunisian treaty. ROME, Sunday.—The King has accepted the resignation of M. Cairoli, and ha3 entrusted Senor Sella with the formation of a new Ministry. ROME. Sunday Eveniug. — Signor Sella, ia endeavouring to form a Ministry, sought the co- operation of the Left, but Signor Coppiuo, its deader, declines the proposals to take part in the Administration. The Left are preparing to olfer a vigorous opposition to the new Cabinet. MILAII, Sunday.—It is stated the King refuse Ilia consent to the dissolution of Parliament, and "it is ooaaequently thought that Signor Bella's "Cabinet will not remain long in power.
THE mNCE]OF"WALES. PuaTH, May 14.—The Prince of Wales yesterday evening attended the performance at the National Theatre. The audience rose from their seats when be Prince entered the Royal box, and gave His Royal Highness au enthusiastic reception. On leaving the Theatre, and in the street, the Prince was warmly cheered. The Prince of Wales attended the Spring Races to-day. On his reaching the racecourse the Military band in attendance pJayed" God Sa va the Queen." and His Royal Highness was received by the general public with loud cheering, which he repeatedly acknowledged. During tho races the Prince conversed with M. de Tisza and other members of the aristocracy. The Magyar •nobility gave a brilliant ball this evening at the Hotel de I'Ku'rope ia honour of His Royal High- ness.
HE POUT ED PLOT TO BLOW UP A MAN-OF-WAR. ALLEGED FENIAN PLOT. With reference to the rumour which has been circulated as to an attempt on the part of the "Feniaus to blow up an English man-of-war, upon inquiry at the Admiralty report was not officially contradicted. All information as to the irder which has been issued is, however, with- held. The Admiralty Board held a meeting on Saturday to discuss this and other matters, but nothing transpired at this meeting which it was deemed desirable to make public.
WIFE MURDER BY AN AWT. On Saturday evening a navvy untried John Hunt, of Bathurst-place, Eltham, Kent, was proceeding with his wife from Uhislehurst to TCItham, when they quarrelled respecting a dog. He struck at her, and she ran away, but he followed, pulled her down, and kiaked her behind the ear, inflicting such injury that she died Immediately after. Hunt W1.S arrested and con- veyed to Eltham police station.
FAILURE IN TlIE II!0N TRADE. The failure is announced of William John Roseby, ironmaster and merchant, of Doncaster ;and Frodingham, and partner in the JV1 id-Lincoln "Coal Company, Lincoln. The liabilities are esti- luated at :I.:tOU,OOO. Ihe failure ia attributed to trade depression and the gradual lowel iug of jpriees. Mr Hardcastle, of Leeds, has been ap- pointed manager and receiver.
THE STATE OF IRELAND. ARRESTS UNDER THE PROTECTION ACT. THE MURDERED KEEPER. Four arrests under the Protection Act were made on Saturday morning at Castleislaud. One of those taken into custody is Mr Terence Bros. nan, father of Mr O'Connor Brosnan, who is already in Kilmainham prison. Mr Broanan is charged under the Lord-Lieutenant's warrant with inciting to attacks on dwelling-houses. The other prisouers are three young men, sons of Mr Maurice Quinlan, a farmer in the district. They were arrested at about the same time and on a similar c arble. On Saturday morning three men, arrested under [ ti e Protection Act, were lodged in Naas Gaol, Their names are Patrick Horan, Patrick A, Meehan, and John Rediugton, all of Maryborough, The gaol at Naas will in future be used for the reoep;ion of political prisoners,t and the ordinary prisoners are being removed to other places of detention, about 20 being sent on Saturday to Tullamore. At the adjourned inquest on Connors, the game. keeper who was murdered at Itillareli, near Loughrea, Mrs Connors, who was in the cart with her husband, said the men who fired the shots stood by for some time, and she asked them to put him into the cart, but they refused. The feeling., against the deceased was so strong that though Father Kelly asked several personi to go for a doctor they refused, alld great delay occurred. A verdict or wilfullllunler a. tinat persons unknown waa returned. Of the three arrested on suspicion, one, Timothy Dolau, is secretary to the Kentul- lagh br.->nch of the Land League another,Keogh, was lately dismissed from the position to which Connors was appointed and another, Felix, was in possession of a liat to which a baud foun i near the scene of the murder corresponded.
MK IiliADLAliGH AKl) THE PEOPLE. Mr Bradlaugh addressed a crowded meeting at Nottingham on Saturday, when a resolution was unanimously passed condemning the illegal exclusion of Mr Bradlaugh from his seat in Par. liament, as an act subversive of the rights of the whole body of electors of the United Kingdom.
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LITTLE DEAN. PETTY-SESSIONS.—Friday—before Major Probyn (chairman), Mr Maynard Wemys-Colchester, and Mr Arnold Thomas. Mary Cowles sum- moned John Thomas to snow cause, &e. Ti e complainant lives at Huntley, Glou. ceslershire, and defenlant at Flaxley. Cowles had been one of the domestics in the ser. vice of the Dowager Crawley Roever, t Flaxley, on whose estate Thomas and his father were the carpenters. In support of the summons the com- plaiuant swore that she frequently romped with defendant, sat on hia knee, aud kissed him, although she was aware that he was paying his addresses to a Miss Cooper, sister to the dowager's housemaid. On the morning of the 7th June last year, when her ladyship was away from home, defendant, as sworn, came to complete the medicine chest made by him and fixed in the dowager's bed- room. He called to Cowles (complainant) to give him some cotton-wool to rub varnish on the box, aud ai she was searching Ltdy Crawley Boevey's draper for it defendant seduced her, repeating the act on the 13th June. She stated that in July her services terminated with the dowager because of her desire to get away from defendant. It was elicited that nothing was said as to her being enciente until February of this year, a short time before the birth of the child, when, on defendant beiug interrogated by the mother, he stoutly denied the allegation. Mr Whatley was for com- plainaut, and Mr H. Johnstone. Gloucester, for defendant. The case was before the bench four hours and a half, when it was dismissed, there being no confirmatory evidence as required by the statute.
RHONDDA VALLEY. THE YSTSIDTFODWG LOCAL BOARD, at the fort. nightly meeting, held under the pieaidency of Mr Lewis Davis, Ferndale, made a rate of 6d in the Efortlieijextsixiriontlig, Two gas lamps belong- ing to the board had been broken in the valley. Some of the offenders had been detected, and the clerk (Mr Walter Morgan) was ordered to prose- cute them. WHAT might have b,'en a terrible fatality is reported from Cymmer. Mr H. LI. Grover, deputy-coroner, was driving a carriage in which four ladies were also seated, when one of the horses sprang over the bridge parapet, and re- mained hanging over the river until aid came.
RISCA. CRICKET CLU3.—A cricket club has been started for North Risca and Cross Key?, having the following officers :-Presidentr Mr G. W. Wilkin- son captains, Messrs James Miles and George Baker secretary, MrF. J. Humphreys treasurer, Mr W. G. Edwards. The London ind South Wales Coal Company (Limited) have generously placed their field at the disposal of the club, and Mr Jaines Williams, secretary of the company, lias just offered to defray the entire cost of the cricket goods. It is needless to say that his kind- ness is warmly appreciated. UISCA. COLLIERT.—A series of experiments have becu recently conducted here with a compressed air underground locomotive engine, constructed by the Grange Iron Company (Limited), Durham, and patented by Messrs Lishman and Young. It appears there are several now working in the collieries owned by the Earl of Durham, and, if they prove successful here, the London and South Wales Coal Company will be the first company in South Wales to adopt them. Where the circum- stances reader their working practicable, a great saving in the cost of underground haulage ia effected. The system of electric signalling has just been adopted here throughout the shaft and engine planes.