MERTIIYR, At St. "David's, Merthyr, there WAS A special morning service. Hfve and there a leek might ba seen displayed ax » personal ornament. A- volmv teer supper was held the same evening.
BRISTOL. The annual banquet of the Bristol Cambrian Society was held at the Montague Hotel on St. David's night. Mr \Yilli;¡ID Roberts presided. Mr Henry Lawes save Old Lnglmd's Defende<s," and Dr Wuthen, of the Engineer Volunteers, in responding, adverted to the incident in the last French war when a foreign iOe landed on the coast or Pembrokeshire, and the yemnnnry cavalry of the country, under the Thane of Cawdor, repulsed the enemy.—The Rev .1. Tyrell Bayiee, an Irish clergyman, responded to the toast of Ministers of Religion/' The PEESin NT, in proposing the toast of the M Cambrian Society," said the society had been in existence for 19 yenrs and during that period they had assisted 1,900 Welshmen, because the avenge ran to about lCO applicants a year. They had also been able to provide for poor Welsh men and women, and give them assistance monthly. The objects of the society of course were simply to assist their fellow-countrymen wTu> came to Bristol in distress. There were a greitmany Welshmen in Bristol, and he was I sorry to say there was a great deal of apathy among them in contributing t.o the funds of the I society. He would like to see every Welshman in Bristol contribute towards that society. Mr HERBKHT THOMAS, who is the father of the society, responded. He said lie thought it was an honour to ^Velshmen that dGlOO fairly met the fl quii eineiits of the men in a state of poverty and distress who applied to the society during twelve months. It was pleasant to see what rapid progress in material prosperity was bc-ing made in Wales. He had been in Cardiff years ago when there was little but S'. Mary-street, Doke-street, and Roath, a"d the only communications were the main roads, the great road from Gloucester dowu to Swansea, and the road to Merthyr and on towards Brecon. There was the canal which at that period, was a feature akin to the railway, but there was no railway tlp-n t" Cardiff, and there was no steamer. Now Card tI had become a great town with something like one hundred thousand inhabitants. Swansea, Llanelly, and had also developed. Wales was rich in treasures that were buried under her soil and they had been told by the talented chairman of the Taff Vale Railway Company that Cardiff exported last year eight million tons of coal. She was getting into the first rank in the country with regard to the amount of tonnage which entered her pllrt. < Other toasts followed, and MrrVotheroe, the trexsnrcr, announced that the collection amounted to £7 12-.
LONDON. The 173rd anniversary of the Society of Aucient Britons was celebrated in London under the presidency of the Hon. George Kenyon, M.P., at the Grand Hotel, Trafalgar-square. In the afternoon the members of the society assembled at divine service at the Welsh Metropolitan Church, when an excellent sermon was delivered by the Kev J. D. Williams, M.A.,some ttme head master of Christ's College, Brecon. This new departure—or rather a return to nnold cut.orn- of holding a church service on St David s lLy in London was evidently a popular one, for the cnurcb was crowded with an attenti ve and patriotic congregation. The anniversary dinner, however, was but scantily attended. This is undoubtedly due to the fact that of lite years the society has failed to represent Welsh nationality. Unless the 1st of March dinner is to deteriorate into a mere begging association, the committee of the AncientBritons must retrace their steps, and that speedily The president; was supported by Sir Theo- dore Martin, K.C.B ,S>rG-o. Elliot, Bart.. M.P., Admiral Mayne. C.B., M.P., Sir Owen Roberts, S'r Alexander Wood, General Studholme Brown- r'Ke,General R Owen Jones, K O.B., Mr Stanley I^'gh'oD, M.P., Alderman David Evans, Dr Isanabard Owen. Mr Henry Owen, Mr R. Pughe Jones, the ReY Evan Jones the Rev J. Williams, Mr Thomas Lewis, Mr J. W. Szlutnper, Dr J. T. Jones, and the secretary the Rev «*• Studholme Brownrigg.— Sir Theodore Martin proposed the toast of the Houses of parliament," and in the course of a pleasant speech explained that the reason for the shortness of debate in the Upper House was that the Lords attacked their work with a wealth of preparation and a profundity of thought which enabled them to dispense with prolonged discussiou Stanley Leighton humorously replied to the toast, and raised a laugh by saying that the House of Commons now, like other public-bouses, was compiled to close at 12.—A call/or Sir George Elliot brought the genial bariMKjtto his feet. Ac this juncture the Chairman read i congratulatory telegrnia from tue combined Oamo-ian and Qynamrodorjou societies of Cardiff, whichar^ very cordially welcomed. Sir Alexan- der SKood proposed tha toast of The Chairman," .Set incidentally protested against the proposal thw,Walsh school trona Afford.—Sir Kenyon, in lm response, refertsd to the aacieut connection of his family with the Welsh school, and passed on to disous3 national sentiment, which, so far as it aimed at the encouragement of the Welsh language, at maintaining the old tradi- tions of the Welsh people, and strove to uphold their best interests, was a thing to be strongly supported. WalBtl, he admitted, had been neg- lected by past Governments. The solution of great national questions now depended on their being taken apart from party considerations. lie beloved that the time bad come when perhaps through the action of the Government, and possibly the consent of the two parties, something might be done to bring the question of inter- mediate education to a practical issue. Mr Kenyon ended with a glorification of theprogrcss 0f Wales.The chairman proposedithe toast of "the most honourable and loyal society of ancient Britons," after which the secretary submitted the annual report.—Mr Alderman Evans replied to the toast of "the officers of the society and took occasion to refer to the proposal for getting up a South Walea address of congratulation to the Prince of Wales. A communication from the town tierk of Cardiff was read stating that probably addresses of congratulation would be passed by the corporation, but that no steps would be taken to make any further presentation.—Mr R. Puehe Jones protested against the inconvenient hour at which the annual meeting was held, and as to the absence of Nonconformists from the executive board.—Dr Isambard Owen replied to the toast of the other kindred societies in connec- tion with the principality.
OXFORD! The ldyal Welsh undergraduates at Oxford celebrated the anniversary of their patron saint by a banquet at the Clarendon Hotel. The banquet committee was as follows :-President, Messrs J. Rhys (Celtic Professor of Oxon), J. M. Jones (Jesus). W. W. Poole Hughes (Balliol), H. Banks Price (Christ H. G. Farrant (New), with the Hon. R- y- Devereux (New), and W, Llewellyn (Braaenose), hon, secretaries. After the cloth was removed, The PRESIDENT proposed the usual loyal toasts, which were received with reat enthusiasm. f Mr W. LLEWKLLTN WILLIES then, in a humorous and Wlttr, epeech, gave "The University of Oxford* Oxford, he said. was gradually getting rId of old evils. Viva voce was tottering in the balance, the nicotine herb was no longer prohibited. Other grievance* would be redressed and wrongs righted when Oxford had a Welshman for vice-chancellor and a Welshman for proctor. (Laughter.)—The Hev. W. Hawker Hughes responded in a speech which dealt with all questions which affected 'varsity life.—Mr R. E. Leigh then brought down the bouse by a masterly rendering of Hunting the Hare," which made more than one of the company think that they were once w-oj"8 among the dear old mountains of Cambria. J-he next toast on the list was The Welsh Colleges, which was proposed by Mr J. G. Kenyon, fellow ^aRdalen College. He said that the toast of the Welsh colleges was truly a national one. By Welsh colleges he sup- posed was meant pre-eminently esus College, of which he would say nothing in the presence of so many representatives. Next came Lampeter College, which was affiliated to Oxford, then Bangor. Aberystwith, and Cardiff. Mr J. M. Jones ably responded 10 a Welsh speech. Next came the toasl or the evening. The Memory of St. David, given by the chairman, Professor Rhys, who gave an interesting account of st. Davids life. Then followed same pennillion singing, and the song "Crawsbay Bailey." The toast of The Ladies" was proposed by the Hon. R. C. Devereux, and responded to by Mr W. W. Poole Hughes, after which came some more pennillions. The last toast on the list was that of the chairman, which was prcposed in felicitious terms. The proceedings were brought to a close by the singing of the Welsh national anthem.
MANCHESTER. The fervid national feeling which agitates Welshmen all the world over at the present day has had a wonderful effect on the popularity of the St David's Day ,.ceIe" brations. To meet this new order of things the Manchester Welsh National Society has been obliged to abandon the old-fashioned dinner cele- bration, and to devise means whereby this increased popular sentiment would be fully satisfied. Accordingly the celebration in honour of St. David in Manchester took the form of a grand musical festival, which was held at the Association Hall, Peter- street- Tha president of society, Dr. Emrys Jones, occupied the chair, and the large hali was crowded to its utmost capacity by an enthusiastic audience. The principal artistes were Miss Eleanor Rees and Mr Lucas Williams, of London, assisted by íISS Ashwortb, Miss Dora Gray, Mr Pierce Hughes, Mr Allan Thomas, and Mr R. O. Bishop, of Manchester. MrE. Wynne Humphreys presided at the piano, and Mr R. Jones (Telynwr Ceinion) at the harp. During the meeting telegrams were received from Liverpool, Birmingham, and Cardiff, the reading of which elicited loud and enthusiastic applause.
GLASGOW. 86. David's Day has never before been observed at G!«*-gow to such an extent as the present. Vwmff L" L^e increase of Welsh students at the University and Royal Infirmary Medical School a Welsh uniou was formed at the commencement of the present session, and at the last meeting of the union it was decided to celebrate St. David's D >y with a dinner at the Bath Hotel. The dinner was accordingly held on Thursday, and presided over by Dr. T. C. Jones, Messrs H. E. H. Lewis and D. M. Roberts acting as croupiers.—The Chairman, in proposing the toast of The Queen and RIY(I.I Family," said that the Welsh people were as loyal, if no more so, as any in the empire. Mr J. LLOYD proposed St. David's Day." After referring to the fuct that this festival was • held on the l^t of March in constquence of the death of Sr. David on that day, he said that the had never gone in for politics and such; thing", leaving these to the English aristocracy, I while they devoted their time to the study of [ divinity. He was, however, glad to see that they j were r.ow'becom ng on a par with ofher countries. J He referred to Wales as a separate nation, and He referred to Wales as a separate nation, and an extract from a speech delivered by Mr I Gladstone at Swansea in supper1- of this. MI D. H. WILLIAMS replied. I Messrs T. J. DAVIES and BEX WILUAJIIS each I gave selections of Welsh airs on the flute and piano, and were loudly applauded. Some time was then spent with the Anerchindau gan y Beirdd," Messrs J. Lloyd, T. J. Davies, Anwyl i Jone*, C. Williams, H. Davies, and D. Harris taking part. The company afterwards joined iu singing Hen Wiad y Metiyg GwyuioU," Mr Dnvid singing the solo. < Mr J. B. DAVIKS (Edinburgh) then proposed i The Glasgow Welsh Union He said that it gave him gre<t pleasure to see such a large number present, considering how recentlv tho union had been formed. The Edinburgh Union was quite a success, and that-, was due to each niemoer doing his little. He rejoiced to see the Welsh in Glasgow so enthusiastic, aud he antici- pated a bi-'ght future for them. Mr W. H. Wli-LTAMs responded. Mr ANWYL JONKS proposed "The Welsh Language." He nealt mainly upon the progress which the Welsh language was makiuc, and if they continued having such men a Messrs D. Isaac Davies and Beriah G>vynfe Evans, who sacrificed so much time and money for one object, the promotion of the Welsh language," it would never die out. Mr HARRIS JONES responded. Mr T. J. DAVIES, IU. giving the toast of The Eisteddfodau," said its main object was the maintenance of the old language. He then I alluded to the gorsedd, which, he said, dated back to the time of the ancient Druids, strengthening this view by referring to the similarity between the stones of the gorsedd nnd the cromlechs of tha ¡' Druids. He then dwelt in terms of eulogy upon the musical capabilities of the Welsh nation. Mr J PIUTCHARD responded. Mr J DAVID propesed The Welsh Ladies," referring in very eloquent terms to their beauty, and saying that they surpassed all ladies he had seen. He concluded by quoting the following lines :— The English girls are very sweet, Thelris girls have beauty rare Tho Scottish lassie is so neat, But Wales sends us the best of fa.i: Mr H. DAVIES reponded very appropriately. Other toasts followed, and a very pleasant gathering dispersed after all had joined in singing Hen wlad fy Nhadau," Mr Anwyl Jones taking the soli). During the evening songs were rendered by Messrs Lewis, C. William:), J. A. Jones, and W. H. Williams.
ALLEGED FRAUD ON SIR HUStiEY VIVIAN, M.P. At the Westminster police-court on Wednesday, Thomas Jones (33), very shabbily dressed, and described as a clerk out of employment, was charged with attempting to obtain a charitable contribution by means of a begging letter, from Sir Henry Hussey Vivian, M.P., at 27, Belgrave- square,—Dyson, a plain-clotbes constable, said he watched the prisoner go on Tuesday night to Sir Hussey Vidian's house and eiye the butler a letter. Witness went up and interrogated the prisoner, who said that he had .taken the liberty to write to the gentleman, as he was a native of Swansea, for which district Sir Hussey was member. Sir Hussey sent the prisoner 3s, but as it turned out that the prisoner knew very little about Swansea, and had only been there a month, the money was not given to him.—Prisoner said he belonged to Carmarthenshire, and he had not told anjr^untruths.—Mr D'Eyncourt remanded bim,
—— FREEMASONRY. THE ST. DAVID'TLODGE OF FREE- MASONS (679). The annual meeting of this lodge was held at the Masonic-hall, Aberdare, on Thursday, Amongst those present were Messrs Wm. Prichard, W.M.; Thomas Phillips, P.M.; Thos. Harris, P.M. Evan Jones, P.M. W. J. Thomas, P.M.; E. M. Hann.S.W.; F. G. Mus- Rrave, J.W.; George Abraham, treasurer T. L. Jones, secretary; C. Bottiuj, D.C.; Arthur Jones, W. Little, E. P. Evans, Jno. Howell, Jenkin Howell, Evan Owen, R. Cound, S. T. Jolliffe, T. D. Bonnsell, Rees Llewellyn, Thomas Rees, T. H. Dewdeswell, and F. W. Mander. Messrs E. H. Howard, W.M., W. R. Perrott, S. W., W. R. Davies, J.W., Thomas Edwards, M.M., and W. T. Davies, of the Merlin Lodge R. T. Phillips, Amlwch Lodge; Isaac George, Avan Lodge; T. W. Good- fellow, P.M., Loyal Cambrian John Williams, St. George's G. L. Campbell, Lindsay and Antiquity. Bro. Thomas Harris having installed Bro. E. M. Hann as worshipful master, the following appointments were made :— S.W^-iF. G. Musgrove J.W. and Treasurer, G. Abraham; secretary, T. L. Jcnes; D.C., Thomas Harris; S.D., Rees Llewellyn; J.D., S. T. Jolliffe stewards, T. Rees and F. W. Mander; I.G., Evan Owen. After the lodge had beeu formally closed the brethren dined together at the Black Lion Hotel.
NORTH MONMOUTHSHIRE LIBERAL ;ASSOOIATION. An adjourned meeting of the council of the I North Monmouthshire Liberal Association was held on Thursday afternoon at Pontypool, Mr William Conway in the chair. The chief chief business was the appointment of a registration agent.—Mr G. H. Daniel, the hon. secretary, said that the committee bad reduced the 35 applicants to six, these being:—Messrs Wyh, Abergavenny; Hughes, Carnarvon; Morris, Riiondda; P. Rogers, Cardiff; Henry J ones, Cardiff; and H. W. Hughes, Newport.— ) After some discussion, there were further reduced to tIree-Mr Wylie and the last two names being retained for the ballot. The final balloting was between Mr Jones and Mr Hughes, and Mr Jonea proving successful, he was afterwards unanimously appointed. Mr Jones is at present employed in the uffice of the South Wales Federation and "Cyrnru Fydd" Societies, under Mr Hall at Cardiff.
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THE CHARGES AGAINST M. WILSON. SENTENCE OF TWO YEARS IM- PRISON MENT. [CENTRAL NEWS TKLKGRAM.J PARIS, Thursday.—The trial of M. Wilson concluded to-day, the accused being found guilty, and sentenced to two years' imprisonment.
SHOCKING TRAGEDY AT MANCHESTER. A shocking tragedy occurred on Thursday at Moston, Manchester, a woman named Mary Miller being murdered by a lodger named Alfred Geil, and her daughter being dangerously wounded. Mrs Miiler and her daughter lived together in St. Mary's-place, and Gell, who is a wheelwright and worked in the neighbourhood, had for ¡¡Ob.e time bee" lodging with them. On Wednesday evening a quarrel arose between the landlady and the lodger, and in the end be was ordered to leave tbo house. Early on Thurs- day morning he went away, but shortly before noon he returned, and then be seems to have made a murderous onslaught on Mrs Miller and her daughter. About noon the daughter rushed to the door with her head covered with blood, and shouted, Will no one come in? He has come in and is killing my mother." A man named Clydesdale, who was passing, ran into the house, and in the kitchen saw Geli with a hatchet in his hand, but he at once made off. Mrs Miller was lying on the. floor in a pool of blood suffering from terrible wounds to the head, evidently ii flicted with the hatchet. She was insensible, and although a doctor was at once fetched, she died without recovering con- sciousness. The daughter was found to be severely injured, and was removed to the Man- chester Infirmary. The 'police at once made search for Gell, who had been seen running across a neighbouring field, and a policeman gave chase. GillI, feeling that he was likely to be captured. stopped, turned back, and went towards the policeman, saying, Put the handcuffs on me." This the constable did, and then removed the man to the police-station. In answer to the charge be made no etaten.ent.
THE LLANELLY MURDER. A COMMUNICATION FROM THE HANGMAN. Berry, the hangman, has written that the 13th of March will suit him for the execution of DavId, Rees. This date has not been officially fixed upon yet, but the event will take place either that day or the next. Meantime, speculation is rife as to the nature of the statement already made by the prisoner. Considerable doubt exists as to whetlwr, if a second man is implicated, Rees will be respited to give evidence. If the statement he has made I does implicate anyone else, it is not at all likely that that portion of it will be made public at present. The Cambria Daily Leader professes to give the details of the statement Rees has made to the governor of the gaol. The Leader hears that Rees's so-called confession does not amount to au admission of actual guilt. He says that he was goiQ through the fields from Llanelly back toDafen on the morning of the murder, and, as be was passing the spot where the murder was committed, he saw three men fall upon Twm Bach and attack him. Twm resisted, and the hanger was used in order to make him senseless, that he might not raise an alarm. It was not the intention of these men to kill Davies, only to stun him and take the bag and Rees, who happened to see it all, was bribed by these men to say nothing whatever about it—that Reeo:, i n short, had ashare of the money, and became practically an accomplice in the murder, or, at least, an accessory after the fact." Davies, the murdered man, bad a wife and family, aud it will be remembered that the post- boy stated in evidence that he saw Rees on the path on several Saturdays prior to the murder. It now appears that Davies told his wifa that Rees had been walking to Dafeu with him one or two Saturdays, and that one day ha was particularly anxious to carry the bag. Davias is stated to have told his wife that Rees's anxiety roused his suspicions, and that he felt uneasy about it. Rees's mother has written to him to tell the truth about the money, as people are still stating, despite the explanation of the mother and brother of the prisoner, that the defence was defrayed out of the proceeds of the robbery. She wishes him to set the minds of the people at rest on this point. Rees further states that he saw the persons who stated in court they did not meet him going to Penygaer, but he had the money in bis pocket and feared to go near them, He says nothing as to what be did with it, and it is believed that the money is hidden somewhere near Penygaer. Oar Llanelly correspondent telegraphs: Capt. Scott, Llanelly, visited Carmarthen to-day, and the police are making renewed enquiries at Dafen. Arrests may be expected at any moment.
THE MURDER BY BURGLARS NEAR HEREFORD. TRIAL AT THE ASSIZES. At Hereford assizes on Thursday, before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, James Jones and Alfred Scandrett were indicted for the murder of Mr Ballard, an old gentleman of 88, &t Tupsley, near Hereford, on October 19. Evidence for the prosecution ehowed thatthecrima was a very dreadful one. The household of tha deceased, consisting of three servants and a visitor, went to bed about the usual time. At two o clock 10 the morning the housekeeper was awakened by groans. She rushed into her master's room, when a sickening sight was seen. Mr Ballard bad evideutly been attacked by burglars, for the bedclothes were disarranged, and the poor old man was lying in his bed with two fearful gashes in his head. One girl bravely went forth in the darkness and alarmed a clergyman. All the deceased could say was, "those wicked men," and shortly he died. The police for a long time were without a clue, but a letter to the chief constable from a Manchester thief, named Beebee, who said he beard the prisoners plan the burglary in Warwick Goal, led to.their arrest. Jones was apprehended at Hereford,but Scandrett for a long time evaded arrest. A woman, who had known him in better days, at last recognised him singing in the streets of Worcester. He had been among a crowd outside the police-station when the notice offering a reward tor his apprehension was stuck up and went laughing away. Both prisoners, who bad served a year in Warwick Gaol together, had made confessions admitting the burglary, but put the blame of the murder on each other. The Lord Chief Justice directed these could only be used against the men who made them. Sentence was deferred.
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HOUSE OF LORDS. —THURSDAY. The Lord Chancellor took his seat on the wool- snck at a quarter-past four o'clock. RAILWAY AND CANAL TRAFFIC BILL. Lord STANLEY of PBESTON moved the second reading of the Railway and Canal Traffic Bill, which he stated was substantially the same as the measure introduced last year. That measure had received at the hands of their lordships certain amendments which he thought made it stronger than when it was first introduced. It bad been his intention to suggest to the Prime Minister that the bill should be introduced this year in the House of Commons, so that it might be submitted to those who directly represented an agricultural trading community before it passed the ordeal of their lordships' House, but it was thought more convenient that it should be again introduced into the House of Lords, and he assumed that the same reason which induced t.heir lordships to pass it last year would hold equally good in the present session. There seemed ;o be a general, thoub unfounded, expectation that in the result of its operation there was to be a. general lowering of railway rates, but the bill did not propose to touch that question. What it did was to strengthen the court of the Kailway Commissioners, to provide certain bodies who had not at present got that advantage, and to provio" a machinery by which, under the sanction of Parliament, the question of rates would be dealt with. He was aware that there was an inequality in the rate charged, but the question of the adjustment of rates must te fot1ht out before the Commis- sioners. (Hear. hear.) The object of the bill was merely to provide machinery and lay down prin- ciples under which the Court of Commiss oners would act. This was, he believed, the eighth bill that had been brought before Parliament on this subj ct, and it was desirable that the question should be settled without further delay. There was undoubtedly a revival ot trade, but to estab- lish trade on a sound basis it was desirable that Miose enRaged in it should have some certaUlty in regard to the rate they would have to pay. He firmly believed that thin bill contained the terms of settlement of the question, and that upon its lines might bec mstructed a scheme by which the principles of lAilway legishtion could be c\)[}soli-, dated,.and which wouid mete out equnl justice to the railways and to the commercial and trading classes. (Hear, hear.) Tile Earl of JERSEY moved that no general measure dealing with railway traffic could be considered satisfactory which does not prohibit preferential rates iu favour of foreign imports. The RA'iway Companies Act of 1854 prohibited companies giviug undue or unreasouable prefer- ence to any customers, yet it was foufHt that foreign cattle were charged at the rate of 30i a ton for carriage from Livwnool to London, while English cattle were charged 50s, and a similar inequality existed in the charges from other towns. (Hear, hear.) It was said that the difference was necessary in the interest of the ports, but he failed to see why British produce should be taxed for their benefit. In these days of struggling trade it was important that all unjust burdens should be removed. Lord BRAMWKLL hoped the Government would not agree to tins abstract resolution, and threw out the warning that if they interfered with one class of property it would in all probability be made a. precedent for interfering with others. He thought it would not be for the good of the community that a resolution such as that proposed by the noble earl should be adopted. By legisla- tion railway companies had a right to charge the higher rate for home cattle. They had a right to make a higher charge for foreign cattle, but they could not get it. If they attempted to exercise the right,the cattle, instead of going by rilway,would be sent by sea. The noble proposal was open •o the reproach of being positive protection. (Hear, hesr.) TtIP Earl of DUNBAVEN shared the opinion of the majority of the inhabitants of the United States that import duties were to a great extent paid by the exporting nation. It appeared to him tdmost absurd to argue that giving a large preference to the foreign producer was no benefit to him, and he believed that the effect of getting rid of the unjust preferen<^ would not be to injure the consumer in any way. He hoped, therefore, that the resolution would be accepted by the House. (Hear, hear.) Earl FOKTESCUK protested against the system of practical bounties given by railways to fureigu producers, but could not hold, therefore, that it would be reasonable to "xp..ct them td transport all goods at the same without regard to the competition to which they wert subject. The Marquis of SALISBURY was almost afraia to interfere in this pitched ba'tle between free traders and protectionists, as his humble efiorts fit orthodoxy had bpen received in >10 disccuraging a manner by Earl Granville. ((Laughter.) He did not rise to profess any soundness of doctrine on the subject of free trade lest the noble earl should again tie 2!. tin kettle to his tail and call after him, "Protection." (Renewed laughter.) But he questioned whether his noble friend had selected the most convenient time for this important conflict. (Hear, hear.) By this bill they did not, it was true, of all preferential rates, because there WKR a preference that must always be admitted in all brauches of tiad-i in favour of the large cummer but they believed that undue preferences were completely excluded. (Hear, hear.) If the noble earl Carried bis resolution he would ki" trie bill, and there would be no further railway legislation this session. He could not suppose tba.1. the House would adopt a proceeding so much at varwuce with their usual course as to take the l, occasion of the second reading of a bilt to lay (Jown an abstract proposition iu order to effect that which the Government believed was effected already, and thus prevent legislation altogether this year. (Hear, hear.) Earl GKANVILLE was always amused at the way in which the noble marquis resented any doubr, thrown upon his free trade principles. (Laughter.) He quite agreed with what the noble marquis had said with regard to the opportunity and mode of dealing with the question, It seemed to him entirely premature to put "side the whole question before they came to consider the clauses of the bill. (Hear, hear.) Earl STANHOPK supported the amendment. Lord GRIMTHORPE reminded the House that ever since 1854 undue preference had been pro- hibited, but nobody, he said, could determine a priority, whether it was an unjust preference or not, to carry foreign catt)" under certain circum- stances cheaper than English cattle. What the supporters of the resolution wanted was that the legislature should deoide that under no circum- stances could it be right for foreign goods to be carried cheaper than English, but if tbab was not protection he did not know what was. (Counter cheering.) The fact was that everybody was a protectionist for what he had to sell, and every- body was a free trader for what he wanted to buy. (Laughter and cheers.) Their lordships divided, the resolution was negatived by 72 votes to 45. Lord HENNIKKB having expressed the opinion that terminal rates ought to be included in the maximum charges, The bill was read a second time. ARTIZANS' DWELLI GS. Lord CROSS, in moving for returns respecting the operation of the Artizvn*' Dwellings Act be- tween 1875 and 1885, asked Lord Derby for infor- mation in conn ction with the Peabody Trust. The Earl of DURBY stated that the trustees had expended £1.200,000, of which between £300 and JB400 was borrowed money, and they had provided 11,151 rooms, which were occupied by 20 279 persons, the average ront per room being 2" 2d per week. The motion was agreed to, and their lordships adjourned at 25 minutes to seven o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. The Speake r took the chair at three o'clock. BIMETALLISM. Mr SAMUEL SMlTH gave no'ice for an early date to call atteptiou to the injurious effect on the trade by the constant fluctuations in the relative values of gold and silver, and'to move a resolution in favour of the establishment of the old bi- metallic system.. A SURPRISE. Mr W. JOHNSTON occasioued some surprise in the House when he gave the following notice :— On au early day to move that an humole address be presented to her Majesty praying her to appoint a day of public thanksgiving to the Almighty for providential deliverances vouch- safed to this country in 1588 hy the destruction of the Span sh Armada, ant; m 1688 by the accession of the dynasty of her Majesty to the throne. THE ORDNANCE SCANDALS. III answer to a number of questions from Mr Barclay, Mr Howell, Mr Malii.-on, and others in reference to the Judge Advocate-General's report on the supply of stores to the Ordnance Depart- ment at Woolwich, Mr STANHOFE said it was quite impossible, in answer to a number of questions, to describe clearly bow it was proposed to deal with the whole matter and when he mentioned that there were 1,400 specifications and somples to deal with, it was evident the task was not a light one. In bis view the system in the Ordnance Store Department at Woolwich was not at fault. It was the way in which ti.e system was administered that needed inquiry and reform, and it was to this he was directing his attention. He proposed to strike out of the list temporarily or permanently the names of any contractors who had persistently failed to supply articles up to sample. Some system of inspection would be necessary, but he proposed to re-organise the system. The method of storing hides had been altered. All questions IiaYing relation to officials personally he must reserve until he .could deal with the subject as a whole. ADULTERATED BEER. The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHKQUKR, in answer to Mr O. V. Moreran, said during the year 1337 there had been 297 publicans fined by mag'trates for dilution or adulteration of beer. In 31 cases the full penalty of JB50 was paid to avoid gying into court. ARMED EMERGENCY MEN IN WALES. Mr ROBERTS 1 beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is a fact that at every tithe seizure and tithe sale which has taken place in Flintshire during the last six weeks the "emergency men" attending the solicitor to the Clergy Defence Association have invariably been armed with cutlasses and revolvers; whether the solicitor himself did at a tithe sale held at Nannerch in the said county on Thursday, 23rd February last, draw out 4 re- volver which he displayed to the people and whether be approves of such a bodyguard, who have not been sworn in as special constable?, and who are so armed, following an irresponsible -in- dividual among excited people? Mr MATTHEWS I have no information on this ;n\jec\ heynti'' which I gnve to the House ou the 23rd of February, in answer to tue hou. member for Flintshire, and I have nothing to add I to what I then said. In answer to Mr Samue! Smith, The HOME: SECRETARY said the military were called out to attend the tithe sales iu Flintshire, ) at the request of the local authorities on the re- presentation of the chief constable that such a precaution was necessary for the preservation of peace and good order. The cost, if any, would fall on the police rate. He could not give an opinion on the question of law, but was advised that the rate might be properly applied to the purpose. Mr T. ELLIS asked was not the local authority the court of quarter session. The HOME SECRETARY was not aware whether it was the court of quarter sessions or a committee of the court, Mr T. ELLIS asked was there any resolution of the local authority, or was action taken on the word of the chief constable alone. The HOME SECRETARY was informed that it was done on the represetr ation of the chief constable, addressed to the court of quarter sessions, and thereupon the latter m'do application to the military authorities. EMPLOYMENT OF OLD SOLDIERS. Mr STANHOPK informed Sir H. Havelock- Allan that be was about to CITculate a letter | which had been addressed to him by the Duke of Cambridge on the subject of the civil employment ] of meritorious, discharged, "nd reserve soldiers. Mr SMITH seated, in answer to Colonel Duncan, that the question of allotting a proportion of 1 suitable minor appointments in the various Government departments" to reserve and dis- charged soldiets had bsen under the considera- tion of the Government, who admitted the desirableness of such employmeut being given wherever it was possible. The rules had been relaxed so far as regarded age, but regard had to ■; be paid to the qualifications required in cases of minor appointments, which; however, were not of a high order. | A NEW BOOT MATERIAL. I Mr BBADLAUGH if any steps were now being taken to guard against the adulteration of leather by a new adulterant Instead of glucose, t which added nearly double the weight. Mr STANHOPK said this was a new point, and be asked for information. Mr BttADUÔGH said be would give it, and ) would also furnish asample. (Laughter.) GOOD-LOOKING WOMEN. Mr J. STUART asked if it was the fact that the medical officer in the cantonment of Multra complained that the regimental matron did not take trouble to attract good looking women." A member asked what was the cost of removing these women from place to place. Sir J. GORST said there were no records to corroborate such-statements as were implied in the queetion/^Tiie Secretary of State was in commu- nication with the Government of India on the sui ject, and the inquiry to be made would include the question of costs. THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE- Mr W. H. SMITH stated, in answer to Mr Cobb, that the sum of £5.000 ould bè put down in the estimates for the new Department of Agriculture as a grant in aid for giving effect to such recom- mendations of the Departmental Commission on Agricultuial and Dairy Schcols as might be adopted by the Government. The details were still under discussion, but the amount named did uot represent the full amount of the grant. MR DARLING. Mr Darling took the oath and bis seat for Deptford, in the room of Mr Evelyn, resigned. 1 he hon. and learned gentleman wa.s introduced by Sir S. Nortbcote and Mr P. Fitzgerald, aud was heartily cheered by the Conservatives when he entered the House, and again when he shook hands with the Speaker. As he passed the Treasury bench the First Lord of tbe Treasury and Sir Raikes gieeted him very warmly. SUPPLY. The House then resumed the Committee of Supply on the supplementary estimates, for the University of London was agreed to. OUR LUXURIOUS FISHERY COMMISSIONER. On the vote for £6,500 for a supplementary "stimate for special missions abroad, Mr LABOUCHKRK moved to reduce the voti by 1 £3,900, tiie expense of Mr Chamberlains's missiou !o Washington. He would assume that the treaty which had been excluded was the best that could have been concluded, and that the time chosen for uegociating was the best that could be chosen, although it had hitherto been understood that the best time to choose for negociatiug with tile United Sates was not theeveof a presidential election, when the existing Government could not command a majority in rhe Senate for the ratification of a treaty. (Hear, hear.) He would put these questions aside and confinp himself to the vote before them. We had at Washington a minister who received a higher salary :iiau the Prime Minister. ^'hy. then, should we send out a I:1pecial mission ? Either WP, should do away with our permanent diplomatic; establishment at Washington, which cost" £8,000 per annum, or we should use our permanent staff there to negotiate any treaty that might be needed. H,) objected to mission not, however, alone on general grounds, but on account of the expense incurred. The House would be surprised to hear that £ 3,900 w*s not the only expense tha1- j would he incurred. j Sir JAMES FJSBGUSSON It covers the whole, J (Hear, hear.) I Mr LABOUCHERK said that Mr Chamberlain wønt out,- (Or der, order.) t The CHAIRMAN the hon. mmt T not refer to a member of that House by name. (Hear, hear.) Mr LABOUCHERE thought he was in order, as he was quoting. (Laughter.) The right hon. member for West Birmingham went nut accompanied by two clerks, and was absent 109 days, from October 21st to March 3rd. Takiog iuto account the expense of his passage tTld from the United States and other nece*y expenses, this fumof £3,200 would leave £30 per diem for his personal expenses at Washington. (Laughter.) This, he I maintained, was excessive. Did Sir Charles Tucker, he wondered, charge the Canadians JBSO a day for his expenses ? (Laughter,) I migiit ) be asked why he did not move to reduce the vote, I but he did not do so because he objected to the Rpecial mission altogether. (Hear, hear.) They were told that gentlemen who went on special missionssacrificed themselves—(laughter)— but that was claptrap. (Laughter ) Being op. posed as he was to special missions to places where we had permanent missions, he should m«ve to omit this vote of £3,900. Sir JAMES FKKGUS^OV repeated that the whole expense of the special mission to Washington had been covered by this vote, and said that no mission of a like magnitude was ever covered by so small a vote. The fact of having a vary able minister at Washington did not supersede the necessity of sending a special mission. Such missions were often useful as a means of soothing inflamed feel- ings, and briuging fresh minds to bear upon sub- jects when negotiations had reached a certain stage. The mission had been eminently success- ful in bringing to a conclusion (HIrences which had threatened our relations with the United States, and he thought that the country was to be congratulated on having achieved sucb a. result at so small a cost. This country had been met in a most conciliatory spirit, and a modus vivendi had been arranged for two years uutil the treaty could come mto operation. Sir GEORGE CAMPBELL said that he thought the Government were judicious, not only in sending out a special mission, but in the choice of an envoy who was personally acceptable to the people of the United States. He thought that the result wa" well worth the outlay. Mr GLADSTONE would not pronounce any opinion as to whether the cost of this mission was or was not excessive, but he did not enter- tain that objection to special missions which had been stated by the hon. member for Northampton, The lion, member said that because we had able diplomatists at Washington, they should be able to deal with every question that might arise between us and the United States. He could not adopt that proposition. Special missions to the United States had not beeu unusual when questions arose lying outside the business of the regular diplomatists, wheu it was felt that this country should ba represented with particular authority. Instances of the kind were the mission of the Marquis of Ripon and the late Lord Iddesleih, and at an earlier date, the mission of Lord Ashburton. He thought, without disparagement to Mr S. West, that on this occasion it was in the power of a special mission going from this country to represent England at Washington with more authority thau he could have done, and, therefore, be should support the vote. Mr W. H. SMITH expressed; the deep acknow- ledgments of the Government to the member for West Birmingham for the services he had ren- dered to the State in bringing, to a termination a dispute which threatened at one time our amicable relations with a people with whom we desired at all times to be on the best of terms. (Cheers.) He believed that whether the treaty was or was not imme- diately ratiSed, the modus vivendi which had ':oen arranged would avert any difficulties for at least two years. This was a res.ilt on which the peoples of both countries were to be congratu- lated. (Cheers.) Mr LABOUCHERE admitted that official tradition was in favour of sending a special mission on an occasion of this kind, but he contended that if special m ssions were necssary or desirable when questions of difficulty arose, then we should not have a diplomatic service costing £240,000 a year. (Her, Iwar.) Mr T. O'CONNOR said that they must all have been pleaded with the magnanimity of the right hon. member for Midlothian towards his most envenomed enemies—(cheers)—though he doubted whether it had been reciprocated. The Under- S 'cretary for State spoke as if this treaty was ratified, but if he could read the Daily News for ten minutes every morning he would see that this was not probable. There was every probability that the treaty would be rejected before the Senate. (Hear, hear.) If toe treaty was not ratified the Government were mainly responsible for it. The first rule in diplomacy was not to send to a country a person who was not acceptable to a large portion of the population of that country. Now, the member for West Birmingham had, before he went out to America, made tw< or three speeches most offensive to the Irish element in tbe United States. To send such a man to the United States was a grotesque conversion of the practice of diplo- macy. Tben, 8.8 to the expense; everyone knew that the member for West Birmingham was a man of great wealth. Why did he not defray the expense of the banquets he had given at Washington out of his own pocket ? He should like to ask how Radical members could oppose grants to the royal fannly, and then grant £3,900 to the member for West Birmingham for making himself a great man at Washington at the ex- pense of his country. He had himself spent seven months in the United State?, and enjoyed himself I there upon £350. (Laughter.) Mr CAINJS denounced the vitriolic personal attack made by the hoa. member for Northampton on the member for West Birmingham. After some observations from Mr GOURLIY and Sir J. FEHQUSSON, the committee then divided, when there were:- For the reduction 68 ^gainst 314 Majority 246 Tngfesult was received with loud cheers, and the ioto was agreed to. A BIT OF RUBBISH." Otf'fihe vote of 96,240 for certain miscellaneous expenses MiTLABOUCHERE moved the reduction of the vote by CS,658 in respect of orders of knighthood and nfedals, & in connection with the jubilee celebifetion. He contended that the sum charged both for the insignia of knighthood, which was only i bit of rubbish—(laughter)—and for medals whiclf did not seem to be very expensive, was excesiive. He had not had one himself— (lauitl ter)-but they must have been spread broad- cast iff order to amount to such a sum. MVJACKSON said that thrt was the only sum which the House had been asked to vote in con- nectiim with the Jubil^^ celebration, and he hoped, therefore, that th- House would assent to the vote. Mr PICTON objected h £5,000 being expended in this way, while r. cojresponding sum was refused to the British M'^Jem, which was in need thereof. Alt T. P. O'CONNOR whether it was to be understood that whenever an order of knight- hood was conferred, tbe cost of the insignia was to berfurnished at the cost of the country, to berfurnished at the cost of the country, Sir B. MAXWELL said that the insignia were returned on the death of the knight. Tif Committee then divided,and there were I j\>r tbe reduction 151 Against 238 Majority 87 The vote was then agreed to. This concluded the Supplementary Estimates. tHE RIGHT OF PUBLIC MEETING. Sir CHARLES RUSSELL moved, "That having regard to the importance of preserving and pro- tecting the right of open public meetings for bar Majesty's subjects in the metropolis, and with a view to prevent ill-will and disorder, it is desirable that an inquiry ;should be instituted by a committee of this House into the conditions subject to which such meetings may be held, and the limits of the right of interference therewith by the Executive Government." He said that he would have the assent of the House in sayingtliat it was almost a matter of course that a debate on this ru!-jpct should take place. The action of the executive had createda great deal of disgust both in the country and in the metropolis, because there was a feeling that the right of public meeting had been invaded. Tha alarm bad been excited on account of the overtures which bad been put forward by the Government in defence of their action. The late Attorney- General for Ireland had claimed for the Govern- ment the right to put down any meeting they considered to be held for an improper purpose, and that supposed right he denied. Then the Home Secretary had claimed the right to decide what was a bona fide political meeting. T4at right also he denied. Fo 40 years the people of the metropolis had been P--zustomed to meet in Trafalgar-square for the discussion of their grievances, but the exercise of this right bad now been suppressed and forbidden indefinitely by the mandate of the head of the police. He knew that some people were of opinion that open-air public meetings were n»w a nuisance and an anachronism. (" Hev, bear" from the Conservative members, and laughter.) He did not agree in that view, nor, on tt"1 other hand, did he agree that there was a right to meet at all time" -.ad under all circum- stances in every open space. He was for pressing the right of public meeting as it was accustomed to be exercised, but he was for subjecting that right of legal legislation. The, ground on which Trafalgar-square stood was never, like Hyde- park, the private property of the Crown. It had been f"unded under v>»r:o-is Acts of Parliament at the public expense and for the purposes of the public. It was true that the Act 7 and 8 Victoria recited that ch" Q jeen was seised in fee imple, in right of her crown, of Trafalgar- square, but that did not detract from the public character which had been stamped on Trafalgar- square by tbe previous acts. In the public statutes of the metropolis Trafalgar-square was described as a public spac^ in regard to which the public had a right of free ingress, egress, and regress. He thought all this showed that, al- though the legal estate of the square might be the Crown, the beneficial use of it was for the public, and any regulation made —\th regard to its use!' tnust be made in a manner consistent with that right, and with a view to protect it. On several previous occasions this right of the people to meet there had been expressly recognised by the Government. It was recognised ,by Sir George Grey, when Home Secretary, iu regard to a meeting iu regard to the income-tax. The contention of the Government of that d-iy was that it was nor, lawful tt hold meetings 'n Hyde Park, but that it was lawful to hold siurh meetings in Trafalgar-square. But now Sir Charles Warren had, by a proclamation, notice, or ukase, declared that he would not allow the people toex-.rcise the right-of meeting,although on j a previous occasion of a meeting to welcome Mrs I Weldon the clerk to the commissioners had actually written to suggest the part of Trafalgar- sq^are iu which the meeting should be held, the maimer in whicb it should be conducted. (Hear, hear.) Up to 1836 no evil consequences or disturbances bad ever followed from meetings in Trafalgar- square. Prior, however, to the 13-,h November last, certain meetings were held in Trafalgar- square which were, he admitted, attended with mischief and created great alarm, and he desired to prevent sutjh meetings, while maintaining the right of the people to meet under such regulations as would minimise the inconvenience to the public and give security for their conduct by responsible authority. But if such meetings as he had mentioned were unlawtul, why were they not suppressed ? They were not, hut while they were not interfered with, another meeting, which was called for November 15ih by the Liberal clubs of the metropolis, was prohibited by a proclamation issued by Sir Charles Warren, with the sanction of the Chief Commis- sioner of the Board of Works. This proclama- tion went further than the prohibition of a particular meeting it prohibited all future meeting, and in answer to a recent question the Home Secietary bad said that what he called the "regulation was still in force. Now, while be (Sir Charles Russell) admitted the right of the executive on their responsibility to prohibit and prevent au unlawful meeting, he denied their right to prohibit meetings irrespective of their character. (Cheers.) The Home Secretary had lately said that the public had no right to bold meet- ings in Trafalgar-square, fcr they were there merely by the sufferance of the Crown. He denied that the public were there merely by sufferance. but even supposing that they had no rights, that tyiey were trespassers in the square, or that they obstructed the thoroughfare, their conduct might amount to an offence, but that was not the offence of unlawful meeting, and therefore not to be dealt with by a proclamation of the kind he had mentioned. (Hear, hear.) Subsequently Sir C. Warren had issued what were described as regulations," under which meetings and pro- cessions were forbidden to take place in Trafalgar- square or the adjoining streets. These regulations were said to be supported by two statutes-the 7 and 8 Victoria and 44, and one of the metropolitan police statutes, but be denied that either or both of these statutes author- ised the police to prohibit, though it might empower them to regulate, processions either in the thoroughfares near Trafalgar-square or elsewhere. It was a most serious thing to deprive the public of a right which they had exercised for 40 years. After censuring the action of the Government in declining to accept the challenge of Mr Saunders to refer the right of meeting in Trafalgar-square to the decision of a court of law, the hon. and learned member went on to say that under the Parks Act, 1872, there was a rigbt to hold meetings in only four public plces-Hyde Park, Regent's Park, Victoria Park, and Battersea Park. In other public places of the metropolis, meetings could only be held with the previous written consent of the Metropolitan Board of Works. It was much to be regretted that so large a power over public meetings should be held by a body which was not of a representative character, and did not command general confidence. (Hear, hear.) This was not a state of things which the public would or ought to put up with. (Hear. hear.) Mr MATTHKWS concurred in what had been said as to the valne of public meetings, but the right of public meetings was not involved in any of the questions that bad arisen in connection with Trafalgar-square. In the steps they had taken the Government had not been actuated by any desire to interfere with the right cf public meeting. They bad been actuated by what be might call police consiaerations.by the desire to prdtect persons and property, to prevent disorder, and to prevent a repetition of the scenes which disgracsd the metropolis two years ago. He d3uied that there was any right of meeting in Trafalgar-square. The viaw taken at the Home Office was that by the Act of 1844 Trafalgar-square became part of the hereditary possessions of the Crown and its management. (Laughter.) That the square was not a thoroughfare was Rhown by the fact that the Board of Works had put up statue-i there this would have been illegal and aa obstruction if the square had been a thoroughfare. He admitted, however, that the public had acquired certain rights of user in the "quare, but those rifcbt* did not include the right of public meeting. That could not be acquired in any thoroughfare, nor could it be acquired on the land of a private owner without his assent. The right of public meeting only implied the right of free expression of opinion where there was a right of meeting, but it did not give the right to meet in places where that right did not exist. Under the circumstances of last autumn the Government could no longer permit public meetings in Trafalgar-square. The right hon. gentleman then proceeded to describe the meetings of the unemployed in Trafalgar-square, the processions of a threatening kindito which they gaverise,and the inflammatory and inceudiary speeches which were made, one man even suggesting the firing of London in 400 placed. Mr BRADLAUGH asked that the names of the speakers might oe given. He could identify the man laid to have suggested firing London in 400 places with the police. (Hear, hear.) MATTHEWS Am I to understand that the polipe, are said to have suggested that this man should make this speech? Mr BRADLAUGH The person who threatened to fire London in several places I am prepared to prove has been seen in company with the police more than once. (Oh, oh.) Mr MATTHEWS: Is it to be umier^ood that to be ;,ept) with th- police in a "tn'¡.,t is a subject of suspicion ? (" Ou, oh," aDd" Hetu, hear."} Mr BRADLAUGH I did,not say in the streets. (Hear, bear.) Mr MATTHEWS Well, anywhere. (Cheers.) Mr BRADLAUGH asked to be allowed to repeat his answer which had been misunderstood, but Mr MATTHEWS declined to give way as he said that he desired to bring bis speech to a conclusion as soon as possible. He then proceeded to describe the memorials asking for protection against these meelingi5 and the processions to which they gave rise which he had received. He believed that it was only by the incessant vigilance and activity of the police that the Metropolis was saved from a catastrophe. (Hear, bear.) Would the bon. and learned member say that the right of public meeting was ad vanced by such saturnalia of d": ■ order as he had described ? Sir C. RUSSZLL said that nothing he had said would warrant such a construction. Mr MATTHEWS did not suppose that that was the view of the bon. and learned member, and be then went on to contend that it was impossible to allow such people as assembled in Trafalgar-square last session to meet in the centre of the accumu- lated wealth of London and in the neighbourhood of a leading thoroughfare. He argued that the Police Acts of the metropolis gave the police power to regulate, and therefore, if need be, of for- bidding public meetings. With respect to the meeting in November, which led to the arrest of Mr Graham and Mr Burns he said all the facts showed that those who got, it up intended to carry the square by violence agrvinst the police. Indeed, they themselves boaSt-I L hat they would have done so bad the whole of these men met at their appointed rendezvous. As one of them (Mr Burns) said, in that case they would have goue through the police like a dose of salts." (Laughter.) There would, be thought, be no doubt that the meeting in Trafalgar-square on that occasion was an unlawful assemhly. Sir CHARLES RUSSELL said that he accepted the verdict of the jury on that point. Mr MATTHEWS said that of 127 persons arrested in connection with this meeting, only 27 were discharcred by the magistrates. On the other hand 112 policemen wer« injured, many seriously injured. Tbe motion asktki for inquiry, but the law as to the rights of meeting and as to the limits of the interference of the Government were, and had long been, fixed by law. Even if the regulations for meetings were laid down as the hon. and learned member for Hackney desired, it could not relieve the executive from taking action as they did under the circumstances of last autumn. The Government would only look on the motion as a vote of want of confidence, and as such they must ask the House to meet it with a direct negative. (Cheers.) Mr R. T. RJCID contended that the Acts of Parliament referred to by the Home Secretary related to the regulation of traffic, and did not give power for the suppression of public meetings. Mr HOWELL, as one who had frequently taken part in open air meetings, absolutely denied the law laid down hy the H 'me Secretary. Mr BURDKTT COULTS opposed the motion, and was proceeding to 00 tenli that the act '-vi powers to suppress snch meetings as were re ferred to. when Mr BRADLAUGH pointed out that the hon. member had misrepresented the effect of the 57i.h George III., e. 29, 23, in saying that it pro- hibited meetings within a mile of the Houses of Parliament and the law courts. Mr BCRHETT Courrs: u Read, read," and Con- servative interruption.. Mr BRADLAUGH: It ix not necessary to read when I have given the statute and the section which anyone can read for himself in the library, And ignorance does not justify interruption. (LEFT SITTING].
THE HEALTL4 OF MK YEO, M.P. On Thursday morning the condition of Mr Yeo, M.P., was reported to have very slightly improved but as the day advanced, he last con- sciousness. and be is now (11.30 p.m.) in a more critical condition than hitherto.
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[SPECIAL REPORTS FROM orrt TRADE CORRESPOND DENTS A:\[) KXCiXSIYK CARDIFF TRADE K! PORT. [SP1:CJAL 1illPORI FROM OVR ow:, CORR"J'ODE:\T.1 CARDIFF, Ttiursdnv a.m -unt o- coål exported foreign ax this port last Ye;, was 835,713 ttm" i" excess of the quantity s. cleared in 16 Tile toial foreign shipments of ItJ37 c;q It weekiv 4v..ri<I!" of about 14<V.0j0 tons. Ti.1.' average of the week;" ç,ea.r- II.nces.sItJ" the beinnin of tlJ current year reaches some 138.000 ton", a.11 improvement Widen, if continued thrnugIJuut he year, w,.uld enable u- to record an >tl:er In oui foreign trade nearly < q:ial tu that which took place iI. i887. Yor tbe past tor"n Igl. the weekiy clearance foreign has l»ee-i fr-.ni 10.(XX) to 16,OCO t >ns above the corrcteri average, and a- there is 110 iu.iic¡". tjoll of II Jailing off ;11 the cieaiand 101' our steam coa!, tbis branch of our ¡,rJ.de cmiio: t'e ens derod other- wise hau in a satisfactory condition, aithoU.lJ. tlie out- put of ou' collieries hlllv ng a tende cy to in r8& continually, the £ ood demand ¡:a, little or no effect UpOIl the tirices obtainable The qiutnti y ui fresh tonnage W¡1ÏC!J his entered tbe purr is "<¡oLd to repine- ill;! tùe heavy clearaufw:> "f the same period. 'fh.. prevalence of stroui; east wind" lias douotiess ùela\(,d the arrival of some quantÜy of Hailing coi nage, In the freight market ttu r- is fair ueinand for tonnage in mot .ii recuon". 8 nd It mode ate supply of !>teaIn and sail ng vessels are ottered for em¡roYlIlent, bill. altogether, th amuunt to: charter ng a -i-e amine the week hH." been 16, than usual co. freight.- are low for 1I..rtherll ports. Spanish rare" outwkros are firmer, out (,her., i, 1.0 change in or" qlloc&I.;On8 h"m..wl<.ds. Italian flei,ht, II.lti advancing, ,n.i the same wav be said of &,j Mediterranean tu ell, inclu-iin: those for the higher ports. Outward rates I." the Bhck ea keen steady, bur Homeward business thence is fiat. An improvement is recorded in rat", out to the Ea.,t. West Innan coal freights are also tinner. Brazilian and itiver pj>j,tc rates are mui- ariy I n. Nothing ha* oeen tioing during tht; -et.; ill" trans- atlantic steam chartering for goals. Kxp ,rts for ihe week: Coal, 172.6C;0 ton*; patent fu ■ 4.370 tons iroll. 435 to'^s; coke, 200 tons, Import for the week; -Iron ore, 1,200 tons pitwood, 5,540 louds.
SWANSEA TRADE REP RT. [SPKCIAL REPORT FJROM aUi OW C01ŒKi:>PO:\DEST] t-WAieSKA. Tharsday.-The export tnd" has l,?«n exceptiona l? active during the nast week. The S" ments of Cllal an" patent fuel foreiun Io.ID"Ullt to 32,7Oo ton. alld er&1 merchandise 7,440 t- ns, in "li s0 .so tOilS, whicb is abou 10,000 ton above the average. Theabiptn nts of general ca g >, illcinding tin pia e», iron, Rteel, chemicals, copper, mid bricks, II 'v.. beoen a foliow H ranee, 325 tons; Hamburg. 1J0 ton> Bat-oum. 1,630 tons; Halifax ann E:dtill1"r, 28j 10:11, New Orleans, 1,600 rons; New Tors, 1500 tons; ;;1..1 Philadelphia ami &1 tilll "re. 2,000 toils. A- regards !lIIipmellt8 tbe ;In-plate trade is 8. isfactoi v enonuh, and. stocks here <10 not inciea-e. Stili, tUcre is, so far, all absence of the brisk forward busines nsual at t,hi, time of the year. T:li8 is to be accounted for hy tue reason rhat búyen; will not pay the prices asked by makers for deliveries forward, hoping tnat tin will soon find it normal v .lue, when plates must proportionally decrease ill price The i > i>oit trade, n consequence of the cont uue pre VII. ence oi easterly winds, haq been much beiow the average, S.94 tons only having come to hand. Imports coast- wis,Ga.s eoal, 189 tOils; pitch, j37 tons till pi&d". 100 tons flour and grain. 3O tons; steel bloo s. 242 lons; copper ore, 80 ton; tlll.pi¡¡,te bars. 33 J ton:- iron ore. 490 ton", pig iron, 483 tons sundries, 733 tons. From 240 tOilS. Norway Pltw"(Hi. 340 r""I,. Bilbao: Iroll ore. 1,16C tOIi. Huelva: Co"per pyrites, 1.100 tom; Exp .rts f(,cl'¡¡;I;-l"r:lI1 Coal 10,4.33 tons general, 325 tun". Hamburg General, .00 tons; coai, 620 ton". Bergen Coal, 580 tons Messina; Coal, 6^2 tons. Batouui General. 1,630 tons coal, 400 tons. Catania Patent foei. -rJO* tons; coal. 640 tons. Lechorn: Patent fllei, 600 tons; coal. 1.310 kns. Venice Patent fuel. 1,760 toD" coai, 300 tons. :Savoni1.: Co d. 2,400 tons. Genoa Patent fue], 1,6b4 tons coal, 600 tons Oran Paten Juel. 1,200 wnll; coal, 450 tons. A zew Patent fuel, 1.240 tons; coal, 213 tOhS. Baracoa Coal, 250 tUIIS. Algoa Bay: Coal, 60(1 tons. Para CoI. 9oC tons. ltio Janeiro: Coal, 1.594 tons. New C leans General, 1,6)0 ions; coal, 2,150 ton8. Halifax ano Baltimore: General. 285 tons; coal, 450 tons. New urk General..500 tons f cal, 4b5 rons. Philadelphia and Baltimore: General, 2,000 tons coai, 836 ton. -Stea.m Freight on offer —Algiers, 12f¡; Barcelona, 13s: Genoa, 1o" bd; Taranto, lIs 9d Venice, 11- 9d Naples. 10s 7t,d V&lenc¡a, 95 bd; Colon, 20 "Hanuev&, 13s; "olo,11s ód. S'll :-BarceJon, 12- 6d Bcyrout, lus; Bolla 12fcs Civita Vecchia, 10s 6 ljegh»rn, 10» 6d Aspinwall, 19s Surinam, I6s Vera Cruz. 19; Ajoa. Bay, 26s Gape TOWII, 22s 6d Cap* Verds, 126 J)ai;a.r. 13s; Port Natal, 22s Zanzibar, 248; G 1 e<ton, 11.- Halifax, 8. Bahia, 19s Buenos AY¡'J8, 24- bd; C*ui- pana, 28? 6d Knsenada, 26s 61 Koswrio, 29> Frey Bentos. 28s Montevideo, 22s ód; Para, 19s 6d Per- nambuco, 19s; Rio Janeiro, 2001 ód bantos, 2lJi bd.
NEWPORT TRADE REPORT. [SPECIAL REPORT FROM OUR OW:\ CORB,£POSDXS'T.1 NEWPORT, Thursday.-The shlpmenls of coai tu foreig-nports for tbt; past week amount tü 37,541 t ns. This is slightly under tbe averace, but the falling "If is due to want of orders and the non..a.rriva.1 of several steameT and sailing vessels, now overdue, added f,1} It d tficulty in tbe case Qf some collieries oi obtaining suftiÜmt coal. Prices remain firm, as the demanč continnes ond. Stearn freights for the Mediter- ranean aetie ally are finn. but tonnage í, nút otferuif so freely. For the Atlantic and Bay por-- there if only a moderate demand, and homev.-a.rd ore fre¡h"" from Bilbao, Hueha.. &c are still fht. Sail —The i.n. quiry is still tlrU1 for tbe Piate, .l:Sl1iZi¡B. 4cc., as &I.. for some ports round toe Horn, Tbere 1Ai 110 eUaHge ir West India rates. For the Mediterranean tbe dablaut for tonnage of thb clas, is not great, but for the neat French ports tbe non-arrival of overdue vessels ha: caused Ii. rise in quotations (\ in¡!; Tates ari quiet, notwithstanding the few vessels in port Tbe iron "ra.de is acive at most of tbe works. bu" pr. oof have not altered. I he t'nplate trade is very qu 4ft. and the cokt: trade i", without anin ation. uf lJa.t.ellf fuel, one cargo of 1,300 tnn;, has one to Algeria 0 hel exports consist of Ii. cargo of guatio tor Hncheí.,rt. alld a small lot of bricks for France. Imports of iron ore hve heell17,570 tons. 1'rices remli.in at 11- 9ù for Bilbao qualities, 1mt the illquiry is somewhat better. PltwoOá.-Tbree steamer cargoe- have arrived. Owini to the non-arrival of u¡1ing tonnage the stocks vII wharfs have decreased. Prices are frolll 14s 9.1 tov 1Ss ex-ship. Tbe only I)ther im.or. coüs;¡t: of a c.¡,r¡,:o of superphosphate from France.
IRON, COAL, & HARDWARE TRADE OF THE \V EST MIDLANDS BIRMINGRA.. Thursdø.y.-On 'Cl1ange th's afternoor there was 1m absence of animati01) among buyers, whc seem still disposed to stAnd off the Ul,.rket. Hnr.iL bars are £ 4 17s to £ ">; coi.mon hoops, £ 5 •«, easy; tube striP. £ 5 to £ 6 2s bd aud plates 1ir.. quieter "I. £ 6 10s for ordinary sorts, and £ 7 10s upwards, easy. for boiler qualities. Middlesbrough plate- a.reoffered b6Te al £ 5 15s to £ o 8s 9ct fo" tank sorts, out w.th only liltle sale, and Siemens' Marten steel plates f: onl the North are £ 10, delivered here. Luca.1 basIC steel prices are £ 7 for plates, £ 6 lIb bars and angles, and £ 5 os blooms and billets. Welsh bloom- and billet* delivered bere are £ 4 15s; steel tin bars, £ 5; and plating, £ 5 lbs per ton, Tle. demand for sheets for tbe 2IÙvanisers IS less brisk than recently. Ga.1vflnlzers are showing less desire fur supplies. Some of tbe ironworks are. cone<r-tently. begin IIi ne: to run short, of work and art: putting he mills once more npon part time. Sinles are £ 6 S. o £ o 7, bd. double* £ 6 12- 6;i, to £ 6 158, and lat'-ens £ 7 12s 6d p r ton. The pig iron trade does not manifest revival. COIJ. Kumers are not buying to any ext..ent,inc" consumption for some tim yet is fully covered by tonner contract-. Deliveries are being made from the furn\ces with rapidity, but prices are declining, A hll 0; i- to 2. cd per ton has to be noted Oil Midland imported pijcs jnc. the qua.rte.ly meetine;s. > orthamptons 1e now 39i delivered lierbyshires, 40s, and Lincoins 42- td, to) 43', per ton. Native pigs are 52- bd nonrns.! fcn an mine->; 4ds f,of par mines; aud 31s 3d to 3 bd nomiiial foe cinder qualities.
AVALANCHE IN ITALY. THIRTY PEKSONS KILLED. [CKNTKAL NEWS TKI.R-JRAM.J, ROME, Thursday tremendous avalanche of snow covered the village of Sterpone, near the town of Ivred, in Northern Italy, yesterday. Thirty dead bodies have been recovered, and it is feared many more are buried in the snow. A body of troops have been sent from Ivred as a rescue party.
BRIGHT'S COMPLETE LETTER WRITER. HE BECOMES A UNIONIST PRESIDENT. Mr Bright has writtp-i tr, Mr William Bradie, of GUsgow, accepting t" office of honorary president of the Glasgow University Liberal Unionist Club in the following terms One Ash, Itochdale, Feb. 28fch. Dear Sir,—I have to 'hank you for your letter of the 25ch, and also desire to thank your Liberv Unionist students for the friendly offer you mako me on their behalf. I willingly accept the position of honorary president of your Liberal Unionist Club, and hope your association may be useful in spreading opinions adverse to the wild schemes now accepted by a larg. portton of the Liberp,) party in alliance with the revolutionary con- spiracy in Ireland, with the purpose of breaking up the Imperial Parliament. The early future of our country is with our young men. I hope they may study the great question before the count, and may judge it v.isely.- Y uUfI! sincerely, JOHN BRIGHT.
LOCAL BILLS IN PARLIAMENT HOUSK Of COMMONS, Thursday, The Great Western and Great Northern Junc- tion Railway Bill has been put down to come before a select committee of the House Q. Commas on tike 1311 Maroh, The Bristol Port, Railway, and Pier, and tbe Milford JJock Bilis came to-day before the com- mittee of selection, and it was arranged that they should be heard before a select committee oc Thursday, March 15th.
PERSONATION AT DEPTFORD ELECTION. At Greenwich police-court, on Thursday, a house decorator, named Samuel Newson, was charged with personation at Deptford election on Wednesday. It was stated that the accused represented himself to have been Samuel Buckake, who was known to have removed to Berkbamp stead, stating that he had gone to New Cross to live. This was known to have been falre, and he was given into custody. He was remanded on bail, himself in L25. and two sureties of £10 each.
THE SALFORD GAS SCANDALS COMMITTAL OF THE LATE MANAGER. Samuel Hunter, late gas manager to the Salford Corporation, was again charged at Salford on Thursday with perjury. The case arose out of evidence given by Mr Hunter in an action at tbe assizes, wben be declared that he had never received commission from any of the coal contractors to the Salford Corporation. Evidence was given of several other items of commission being paid to Mr Hunter by cheque, and it was stated also that one firm on going under new management refused to continue the arrangement except with the approval of the Salford Corporation. Upon this Hunter produced a letter purporting to be signed by the chairman of tbe gas committee, stating that the committee approved of Hunter's action. Out of this a charge of forgery arose. Alderman Sharpe, late chairman of the Salford Gas Company committee, having given evidence-that bis signature to the letter which bad been produced was a forgery, the prisoner was committed foi trial at the Lancaster assizes on five charges of forgery and perjury. Bail was refused.
1 THE SUPPOSED INFANTICIDE AT SWANSEA. An adjourned inquest was held at the Tunnel Hotel, Swansea, by Mr Talfonrd Strick, on Thursday afternoon, on the body of a female child found on Friday morning last in the water at the Hafod bridge. It will be remembered that the medical opinion was to the effect that the child appearea to have breathed, and tbe further investigation was postponed to afford the police an opportunity of m-king enquiries as to its maternity. Nothing further having since been elicited, an opeu verdict was returned.
ELECTION OF AUDITORS AT SWANSEA. An election of auditors for Swansea, tbe first for many years, took place at Swansea on Tburs- day. The candidates were Messrs Jowett and Crabb (the retiring auditors) and Messrs D. R. Kooyle aud Dangerfield. During the day over a thousand voters went to the poll. The result will be made known to-day (Friday).
FOUR MEN HURLED DOWN A SHAFT. A serious accident took place on Wednesday night at Over Hulton Colliery, near Bolton. Six men were being lowered into the level pit for th# night shift when a brake in the eugine-bouse failed to act, and the cage was hurled down the shaft with terrific force. Four of the men were shockingly injured about the head though it is hoped not fatally. Fortunately the dib bole was covered with scaffolding, or all must. have been drowned.
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DEATH OF THE REV. THOMAS PRICE, ABERDARE. It is with the deepest regret that we have to record the death, at Rose Cottage, Aberdare. on Wednesday evening, of the above-named estimable divine. The deceased, who was in his 68th year, was born at Llanamrwch, Brecon, and served his apprenticeship as a painter, afterwards migrating to London, where be worked as a journeyman. It was whilst in tbe Metropolis ha decided upon entering the ministry, aud in 842 was admitted a student at Pontypool College, where he remained until 1845. In that year he was ordained by the late Dr. Thomas, and soon afterwards received a call" from the worshippers at Carmei Chapel, Aberdare, then known as "Old Penpouna." This invitation he accepted, and sper.t the re- mainder of his life in tbe serv ce of the people he tfren joined and their descendants. Fiudiug their numbers exceeding the accommodation at their service, it was decided to build a larger chapel, and in 1852 the commodious building known as Carmei Cuapel was erected. Under the guidance of the deceased the cause prospered in a singularly rapid manner, and upon the completion of his twentieth year of service Dr Price was presented with a handsome testimonial by tbe churches in the Aberdare Valley, which was followed at the end of his rortieth anniversary by another equally hearty vûkeo of the good feeling existing amongst his fi H;k. Taken in connection with the various friendly societies, the deceased may well be said to have had far more experience than even those whose duty it is to take part in such institutions He was a member of the Oddfellows, Ivorites, Alfreds, Foresters, Christian Union, Ministers' Provident, Swansea Royal, Dorcas Female Society, and was the first and only Welshman who had attained the proud distinction of Grand Master of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellow. Upou receiving the latter honour he was presented with a testimonial from th" Oddfellows of Wales, at a banquet presided over by Mr Richard Fotbergill, then M.P. for the borough. The testi- monial was the result of a subscription, which yielded a considerable amount, although limited to one penny per head. In 1869 Dr Price visited Ireland, and afterwards accompanied Mr McHenry to America on behalf of the Baptist Missionary Society, tlm result of their voyage being considerable pecuniary gain to the funds of the society. As a lecturer the deceased was well kuown and highly appreciated throughout the principality, bis chief subjects being My Trip to America," "The RUllhian War," Garibaldi," "The Bible," "John Muller," and" John Bunyan." The rev gentleman had been for many years chaplain of the St David's Lodge of Free- masons, and it had been intended to re-app tint him at the annual festival held on Thursday. Prior to the formation of school boards, he was a Ulanar of the Common School, an original member cf the I board of health, member cf the burial board and board of guardians, and, until his resignation two years ago, vice-chairman of the school board. He has been in failing health since 1886, but had this year resumed duty, and may be said to have realised hi", oft-expressed desire to H die in harness." Dr Price had the misfortune to lose his wife more than half a century ago, and since that time the household duties devolved upou his youngest sister, who ever attentive to his wants. He leaves "nly child, Miss Emily Price, with whom great sympathy is felt. It has been decided that the funeral, a public one, shaH take place on Tuesday, and it will probably be the largest ever known in the district.
CRADDOCK WELLS^CHARITY. MEETING OF THE GOVERNORS. THE GRANT TO THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE. A monthly meeting of the governors of Craddock Charity was held on Thursday morning in the council chamber at the Town hail, Cardiff. Tbe mayor (Alderman Jacobs) presided, and there were also present— Dr Paine, Dr Edwards, Alderman Waring, Councillor Thomas Rees, Messrs Lewis Williams and J. S. Corbett, and the clerk (Mr J. L. JerTcirs).—The clerk said he had received the following letter, dated February 29th, 'rom Dr Franklen G. Evans, one of the governors: —" I regret to say that business in London will prevent my attendance at the meeting of tf: J governors to-morrow, and therefore I desire to express my opinion on the motion to be submitted. There is a wide-spread and growing feeling :D Cardiff that it is not right, and that it is a perver sion of the charitable provision and the inten- tione of Craddock Wells to apply any of the trust fuud to the Cardiff College, and there much to be said in favour of this view. For my own part, I think that, inasmuch as Cardiff was pledged rightly or wrongly to allo:7 annum to be devoted to the college, we should abide by that pledge and grant the J6500 not one farthing more. This should be applied mainly to scholarships, but perhaps there would be no objection to it being given for ihe general purposesoftbe thecollege. I feel bound to say further that it is not right and just, or becoming, that the governors, who are interested in the college, should vote tor giving the trust funds to the college. As interested persons, they should abstain from voting. Kindly read this to the meeting, and oblige yours faithfully, FRANKLXN G. EVANS. "—Mr T. Rees, in pursuance of notice I ø/oved-" To rescind the -resolution passed on the 14th July, 1887, relating to clause 25 in the repiy "t the goveruore to tha scliaroa of the Charity Ooyirai&MGners, and to nova that we acquiesce in the Charity Commissioners'recom- mendation to allocate the JB350 a year to the general purposes of the South Wales University College, and £450 year to the maintenance of scholars who shah have attended any public elementary schools in the borough for at least two years, pro- vided that this aggregate sum of £800 a ye does not exceed bait the income of the charity."— He said that the motion was an exceedingly reasonable one, and in perfect harmony with the will of Craddock WelJs; be would be the last man in the world to attempt to pervert the intentiuns of the orillinal donor. Dr P AIZ. in seconding the resolution, took exception to the suggestion uf Mr Fraukleu Evaus that the governors of the college should not vote upon the matter. Mr Evans seemingly laboured under a misapprehension as to the equity of the affair. The deputation to the educational com- mission m London promised jE500 out of the income of the trust to tbe college, and 80 pro- mmently was this promise set forth that it was a very important condition which operated on the minds of Mr Mundella and bis colllles in their recommendation to establish thecollege at Cardiff. Surely those gentlemen who had made that promise were bound in fairness to themselves to take part and vote in any subsequent proceedings. (Hear.) Alderman WARING believed that whether tbe eDtlemen connected witb tbe oolle voted or not, the proposal wouid be carried. Councillor Rees's resolution was what he considered to be a very fair compromise. Mr LEWIS WILLIAMS said that Mr F. Evans bad evidently forgotten that Dr Edwards and other men like him were members of tbe Craddock Welle' Trust before the question of a college or its location was even mooted. They were now simply giving effect to the decisions arrived at six years ago. So far as the college authorities were con- cerned, they would, of course, prefer to obtain J5500 for the general purposes of the institution, but they are fully prepared to acquiesce in the proposed arrangement. Dr EDWABDS remarked that Mr F. Evans spoke all if be were the director of a gas company or railway company where financial interests were alcne involved. Tbe proposition was then put to theuneetittg and carried unanimously, and this concluded the business. TO THB EDITOR. SIB,—While uch apparent diversity of opinion obtains regarding a just and equitable application of the Craddock Wells Charity, and while the cogency of the arguments on either side is so nearly balanced as to render it difficult to say which would be most in conformity with the wishes of the testator, cannot a middle course be devised still better than the others? It is with the utmost diffidence that I venture to intrude the suggestion I am about to offer. My sugges- tion takes tbe form of a training ship for poor boys and an industrial home for girls. Hitherto the press alone has done anything to ameliorate the condition of these, the poorest and most helpless which we have among us, and the apti- tude with which they grasp at the first chance of earning an honest livelihood is amply evinced by the high competition which subsists among the newspaper boys every afternoon. Surely this is the class tbe testator had in his mind when making the bequest in question. A training ship for boys such as those referred to, and an indus- trial home for girls drawn from the same source, would, I feel sure, meet with universal approval. The former would be materially assisted by Government, aod both would command a ready and liberal response from local benevolence. Then apart from the temptations insepara- ble from a shipping community, they would be educated, warmly clad, well fed, and instructed in the various trades for which they displayed the greatelOt aptitude. That something practicable, whether by thos6 or other means, should be done at once, is demonstrated (so far as the docks district is concerned) by the unbridled vandalism which prevails throughout the night by gangs of bOYil, ranging from 12 to 18 years of age, and known by the generic term of "pilot boys" and "tugboat boys," and whose unrestrained intercourse with grown-up people have cultivated the dangerous impression that tbey are men, and who, by the long immunity they have enjoyed become dai1y more daring and more lawless than before. An institution of the above kind would therefore be, without exaggera- tion, an inestimable boon to the poor in the neighbourhood of tbe docks and pierhead, so far as tbeir claims are entitled to consideration, as well as an inexpressible relief to the unhappy tradesmen whose exorbitant rents, &c., compel tbem to continue business till the small hoars of the morning, and in some cases the whole night long. There it is that tbe student of the dark or seamy side of Cardiff may be rewarded with scenes which are never dreamt of in all the philosophy of Koath.—I am, &c., Â. J.
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SWANSEA. ELECTION OF HARBOUR TKUSTEES.—ON Thursday was held au election of proprietary harbour trustees. The retiring trustees—.Vies«RS F. A. Yeo, T. Cory, J. Clarke Richardson, and J. R Francis ware the only ones nominated, and Mr Strick (the chairman) therefore declared them duly dected BOAHD OF GUARDIAN'S.—At the weekly meeting of this body, held on Thursday under the pret-I- dencv cf Alderman Daniel, a ca LI was made for the half-year equal to LOJD in the which is a frac- tion higher than that OJ thecorr^Kponding hI< ¡ (.year. ENTERTAINMENT TO THE SWAXSKA POLICE.— On Wednesday the members of the Swansea police force and their wives were entertained by Miss Mary Grenfeil. Maeste? House, to tea at the rooms of the Young Women's Christian Associations. After tea they retired to the Trinity Church Schoolrooms, where she gave an interesting LECTURE on her recent travels through Egvpt and Rome. OrsTKHiiocTH SCHOOL BOARD.—The ordinary meeting of tb>- Oyscermouth School Board WAS held on Wednesday evening, the Kev J. C. Davies in the chair. The appointment was con- firmed of Mr Ivor Lloyd as pupil teacher at £ 4-0 a year. The Rev T. Da vies rose to move a resoiU- tion, "That the letter of Mr Josiah Hill relative to cruelty in the schools be produced," but as it was considered a matter of a personal nat,l1re, the proposition was not, entertained.—The Rev Mr Davies then said he would bring the whole of the charges of cruelty before the next management committee. SWANSEA HOSPITAL.—An abstract of the resti- dent medical OFFICER'S report to the weekly board from February 23. 1888, to March 1, 1888 :— In-door patients—R*NU-uied by last report, 76 admitted since, 11—87. Discharged—cuted and J relieved, J6 died, 0—16 remaining, 71. Out- door patients—REMAINED by last report, 356 admitted since, 36-392 Discharged —cured AND relieved, 49; died, 0—49 remaining, 343. Medical officers for the week :—Physician, Dr D. A. Davies surgeon, Mr Latimer R. Nelson Jones, L.R.C.P. (L >n.), F.C.S., M.R.C.S. (Eng.), resi- dent medical officer. Committee who attended— Messrs W. Stone, H. W. Crowhurst, R. Glasco- dine, E. W. Jones, and N. M. Grose. Sunday- RELIGIOUS services conducted by the Rev J. EVllns and Mr Parnell; during the week by thb Revs H. Clement Jones and E. J. W. MORKIS, Secretary. March 1st, 1838. AT MK CHAPMAN'S STCDIO, the oest Phot- graphs are taken on the most moderate terms. 1032 The ANNUAL MKETJNG of the Swansea Eve Hospital will be held on F iday, March 2nd at the hospital, Herbert-place. Chair will be taken bv Laurence Tullocb, Esq., Mayor, at 7.30. 238
LLANELLY. BOABD OF GUAROIANS.— At the fortnightly meeting of this bd ON Thursday, Mr R-crsar-J Nevill in the chair, it was decided to meet at the Town-hall at three o'clock on the lSLh inst., to discuss the boundaries of the union in conjunction with a representative of the Local Government Board.—A letter was read from the chairman of a public meeting of the ratepayers of Glyn Hemlet asking the board to petition the Local Government Board to sanction another member to sit as a representative for the "ural parish of Llanelly. —On the motion of Mr W. Humphreys, this was I carried.
ABERAYRON. SELLING DRINK WITHOUT A LICENSE —AT the petty sessions on Weduesday — before Major Price Lewis and Mr Morgan Evajis—Samuel Davies, blacksmith, Cribin, was charged by Superintendent Williams, Llandyssil, with selling intoxicating liquor without a licence, at Cribiu, on the 7th ult. Fined 5. and costs, or 14
MERTHYR. BURIAL BOABD.—At the monthly meeting of this board, held on Thursday, undertba presi- dency of Mr Thomas Williams, J.P., the clerk reported that this was the last meetine of the old board, the retiring members being Mr Smyth, Mr Davies (Mertbyr), and Mr E. P. Biddie.—The clerk was directed to request the overseers to call a vestry meeting on the 22nd inst., for the election of four members, an additional vacancy having been caused hy the death of the Rev Rees Evans. VOLUNTEER DINNER.—Au excellent spread wa.s sat down to by about fifty non-commissioned officers of tbe volunteer rifle corps,at the Cow- bridge Arm. on Thursday night. The uhair was occupied by Quarter-Master Sergeant J. Howfield, ana the vice-chairmen were C dour-Sergeants W. H. Jones and J. Payne. The toast list was sup- plemented by a number or songs, and very con- vivial eveniflg was spent.
ABERDARE. A GRAND MUSICAL AND LITERARY EISTEDDFOD at the • mperince Hali. Monday next. March 5th. Great number of choirs and soloists cominj1;. Adjudi- cators Mess's orth, Hu4derstieUl, Samuel, Telynfab, Thomas, Onllwyn, Kvans. Jenkins, &c. Don't miss ¡' the treat.—L WATKINS, Secretary. 2b1
PONTYPRIDD BEDSTEADS AND BASSINETTES. — A splendid selection now on show at Perk ns Brothers and Co., 53, St. Mary-strest, aud Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff. 8247
EBBW VALE. The TREDEGAR MARCH STOCK AND PLEASURE FAIR will be held ON March 5th no tolls on Stock.. Proprietors of Shows must apply to Mr W. H- Williams' Tredegar, for spaces. 8902
ABERTILLERY. LOCAL BOABD —The monthly meeting of this board was held ou Thursday, Mr S. J. Hall pre- siding. Toe medical officer, in his report, condemned six houses near the King's Head all beijsg unttt for habitation, and eotice WAS ordered I to be served upon the owner. Mr W. P. Thomas drew the attention of the board to the fact that, on Monday, a funeral had delayed at the croS6ing eates of the railway for a considerable rime. It was the fuaeral of a pauper, but he claimed tbey should show the same respect to the remains of a pauper as anyone else, and there were these four men with the coffin on their shoulders awaiting whilst the train was shunted, The board unanimously instructed their clerk to send all particulars to the Board of Trade for them to take action, and to forward a copy to the Great Western Company. A letter was read from the Government Board sanctioning 'I the loan of JB1,500 for tbe purpose of making a new bridge and road.
COWBRIDGE. TOWN CotTNCIL.—At a meeting of the corpora- tion, held on Thursday, Dr C. B MeLer was elected medical officer, and Mr Daniel Evans surveyor and inspector of nuisances for the borough.
CARDIFF. WI ARB ASKED to state that the Western WE ÅU ASKEy) to state that the Western Counties and South Wales Telephone Company have reduced the fee for a 3 minutes' conversation between the Penarth (town) Call-room AND their Kubscribers in Cardiff from 31 to 2d. Tbe charge for speaking from Penarth to the various towns on the Company's system is the same AN from Clrriiff. viz., 6j to the nearer towns, aad 9d to Bristol, Swansea, and towns beyond. SCALDED TO DEATH.—The little girl Catherine Elizabeth Mahoney, we are requested to state, did not die at the infirmary as reported in these columns, but succumbed eight days afterwards at home from the effects of a scald occasioned by the upsetting of a cup of tea. H.M.S. HAMADBTAD HOSPITAL SHI?.—Report for the week ending the 29h February, 1888 :— Number of patients remaining last week, 44 admitted since, 9 discharged, 7 died, 1 out- patients treated, 95 remaining on board, 45.— W. HUGHES, Medical Superintendent. AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. — At the society's Ueiual fortnightly meeting on Weanesday evening a, very interesting lecture on Spirit Photographs" was delivered by Mr D. Josti. The lecture was illustrated by a eeries of well executed photographs prepared expressly by Mr Josti, who clearly shewed bow the various so-called spiritualistic^ manifestations had been produced. The next of the society's leciures will be one by Mr Storne on "Microscopic Photography, and will take at the museum of the Free Library on March 14;11. PROFEKTY SALE.—Mr Charles Clarke, of the firm oi Jeukins, Clarke, and Teasdaie, offered for sale at Lowrie's, Swan Inn, Eastbrook, Dvnas Powis, on WedneS(lay, two cottages in tne neigh- bourhood, kn< wu as Sand 6, George's-place, let at 5s per week each. andneldat the annual ground rent of JE1 10s per hoase. The property was started at £200, aud after a good competition was sold for £245. Mr J. H. Jones, solicitor, acted in the matter. ENTERTAIN IF EXT.—An entertainment was given on Wednesday evening by the choir and friend* ot Trmity Free Church of England, Cathays, under the leadership of the Rev Alex. Roger, incumbent. Several Jubilee Slave Son" were sung, and were much appreciated. Among thos*> contribut- ing to the programme were Misses Puroell and Perryinan, and Messrs Harling, Howells, Wilmot, and G. H. Williams. Mr Reudell accompanied in an able manner. BURIAL BOARD.—A meeting of tbe Cardiff Bunal Board was held in the grand jury room on Ihure- day, Mr Trounce presiding, there being also present tbe Mayor (Alderman Jscrbs), aDd Coun- cillors Riches, James. Burrow, Mildon, Peter Price, F. J. Beavan, K"nnard, and Herne. —IT was decided that contractors, sucl. AS masons, sculptors, TC., requiring to do work in the cemetery, must receive certificates of perniission from the burial board, and that such certificates may be withdrawn at tbe pleasure of the Mr WRIGHT, cf WOLVERHAMPTON, will preach at Winilsor-road (Adam-street) Baptist Chapel, on March 4th and 11th 241 BEDSTEADS AND BASSINE TES. — A spl«n<I SI selection now on show at Perkins Brothers and Co., &3, St. Mary-street, and Wyndham Arca.de Cardiff. 8247 I HARRIS, Sox, & 00.. of M-rthyr, ban, NOW » Fine Art Studio. Royal Arcade. Cardiff 1045 SAMUEL BROTHERS, CLOTHIERS, BISPCKE ANO RE-DT.MÁDE IAILORS, Hatters, Hosieis, &c. Grand display of SPRING Goods in every epartinent. —Market Buildings, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. 1307—7^077
SWANSEA COPPER TRADE REPORT The stocks of copper produce unsold at Swansea 011 the 1st were :—1,12: tous copper anti bS ton precipitate, equivalent to 1,16b tons tine copper. The privite s&181 during the pst month were:—40 rom; )1&8011 anc Barry's prdpltate and 500 tons Libiola ore, at i3s be spot; 400 tons Libiola lit 13s 6u, and 600 tons muudw on private terms to anive About 530 of QaeoradJi re2ulus is repor-ed as sold to arrive. Chili charter, for second half ot January were reported af 1,300 tons, for the first" half of Kebrnar; 1,200 toilS. and second balf 1.100 tons ti. e, The stocks of Chiiiau copper in England bave beel increased durin tbe past month by 840 tuns, o,he" copper by ?.,601 tons, making a total in Tease of 3.44' toilS, the total stuck on the 1st being 37.\152 tons tine The fluctuation in Chili bars during Feoruarv way £ 74 to £ 79, the rise, and falls not bein made withsttch leps alld bounds as lately experienced Q,¡otations. Match 1st:—Ores and regulus, 13, 3d to 14s Chill bars £ 78 17s bd tough ingot, £ 76 10s to £ 77.
NORTH OF ENGLAND IRÜ AND COAT. TRADES. MIDDLKSBROCGH, Thursdav.-The pig-iron trad. has b-n s eady, aud there is ón tbe whole II. ten,1el¡(Y t, a rather firmer feeling. j he chief of the flltles wl1ia are m ,de re by tbe merchants, wUü quote a >out 51s 3' ior So pr01Dpt. and ,i, 9d April to June. No.* forge is about 30s 9,1, some of the ma ers aakiu^ 8'- mu,b as 6d or even 9d Wore than r hi, price hlr forg» iron, there binl: a goo,d deal required fur the manu factured iron trade. The shipments are very good, .ir. i expectèà to increas Warrants keep pretty lliUCD al. ut the same figure as ordinary iroll. The produce.'3 of 1U8.lIufacrurpn iron are very busy. Pi ce- t.re fOl ctlmmo 1 bars, £ 4 17, 6d too £ S H.1\£:le:s. £ 1 U:, 6d ft- £ 4 15s: ship plates. £ ? boiler pi tes, £ 6 ,heet..s, £ t», less 2* per cent, commission. The "tA.e1 nùi trade suli keeps In II. depressed con-titioc, and orders are scarce. Quotations are £ 3 1715 6d, but the probability is thai tor II. Irrge order less vvouloi be taKeu. The price steel plar.c:; is £ o 17s 6 1 ttl £ 7, angles bei.ig £ o i0- tier ton. There i a little more doing .11 fouudry work, ,.no the ship-yards are kept pretty well going upon oJ" orders. The coal trade generally is better tu t; we k both 111 steam, gas, and households. TIa" prict: about 7s 3d per ton 'or bet sorts. Coke OlltjllUe8 sty and IU gllud demand.
NEWCASTLE TRADE REPOHT. NEWCASTLE. Thu"iav.-The coa.1 tra.de bh'>w« more activity, several collieries be'11¡/; now in full tilu. whlcll (If late bas become rather extraordinary. lie" stam co il sells at 78 31 ner ton uel secondary sorts at 6s 6d to 7s; small, 3-o i. Gas coal steady at 1 tu to ts 9rt per ton; manufacturing coal, 6s 9 to 7s, with II. di count. Household cAal in fair .tUa.nd II.t lal rates. < oke firm, Iron tr,¡,de uncba.ne(1. Chemicalc tiull. without m2.terial alteration UJ prict!8.
W. E. G.-Go to tbe Registrar of the County -court NE1!O.-Yes. King Theodore's sou was brought tc England. D..J believe he is still in nri>on. E. FLETCHER.—The match Wa.5 played lot Birkenhead Hark, Wales winning by one dropped goal to three trie? "A LOVEll OF FAIR Pl.AL"o\ you state the iacts the decisi n oi Lite referee was iI: ..ur opi lliol1 correct That official having givea h s ruli >g, lire tb com mitt" empowered by tue rale- governing tIle mati hct. for the cup to order tbe game to be played live, again ? SILrRlA:Wf; cannot admit 1etter!! on the represent* tioll oi th- Merthyr Boroughs w:Lhout tue signatu « of the writer. LANCASHIRE 1.('1'(:) The must apply not necessarily in person. (2) Ves. (3) Applv t" the. c¡e"ym>lu of the crmrch a few sbiiii gs (iJ O. NElI'PORT,-TI1\1 Princess wJl >ecome queen. w- s H win hare to put you ill the RADICAL -Yuu ought to have appe del a ONCE. If you look 011 yùur p. per you .11 tiud "bitt tbere is a ti me stated. THOMAS C. FOVLKl:S.-Th Scottish lMdtr.puhli fcedon Monday at 1-JUiii->uigb puce 1'1 T, J. N -"ix 110 ice, ending on the 29 h of September. Ti1e a.PI)lie5 to him.
BEST Welsh Knitting Yarns arp malia h"'1t Pure woo; on1\' oy Parry ana Rocke. Swansea. 2::tI KAY'S IIC PILLS. a specific in 11\ "l\rjj,I, F ache. S d arlli lS,d postage 1d. 0, ail Chemists. 5t»97 KAY OMPOCND Essence oi lj usee 1, Ao .st—d Senega, Squill, Joiu, ate" wltb Cuiorodyne, 9jd 132,1 4c. i3,39 6a7o HIGHEST AWARDS.-AdelRide anli Yorkshire Exhibitions. TlJ" JUBILANT lsh tianlleIs (regis- tered) are pure, tine, durable, aud ullsurÜu¡:èi.I>I. liumphreys and j bOID., JS UberL4. 8200 FAIL wuite na.nds Brgnt clear comoiex;ua:. Soft bthfuj 1Sj¡:! Pears Soac—Pure, f'ra.T&u. RefrSOlDIr-rOr. ,&OJleta.nu.. nursery. Specially pre. pared t. the .e!1¡:at skin or ladies ana cn;i,J.ren "D<Í others sensitive to the weataer, winter o; summer Preveu. beeuinesi, rOllnne,;$, an cn¡¡,pl'' 11; L. scented uabiets, \s siuauer \Û.n.u, wrf
»srrif?d by Bagillt party. Mr Caradoc I Rfifa, "f Birkenhead, was out of six C,mlpAt,ltorfl »djud(re-d the winner of the best essay on lue Future of tho Welsh Nation."