The way to dispel mental gloom la to make liirht of one's troubles. b Work for other people's vanity, not your own tht* 18 the art of arts. Time ie gold throw not one minute away, bnt DIHO* each one to account. v Learn not to judge too harshly of anyone, either i» respect to good or evil. THE REV JOHN SHEWARD, of Milton, Kent. writes, October 29th, 1878 My nerves were so shattered that I dreaded the simplest duties, and lost all energy and pleasure in the performance of them. The despondency I endured became almost unbearable. Since taking COBDEN'S PILLS the change in my health for the better is very marked. I have lost that horrible depression, my nerves are much stronger, and my general health very greatly improved. I cannot express how truly thankful I feel for the remarkable and pleasing change." COBDEN'S QUININE AND PHOS- PHOROUS PILLS give strength, energy, and vigorous vitality. Infallible in Neuralgia.—Ask for COBDEN'S PILLS," 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d., and have no others. Any Chemist will get them if they are not in stock, or they will be sent, Post Free, on receipt of 33 or 54 stamps (great saving), by the Sussex Drug Co., 135, Queen's Road, Brighton. Local AgentE. B. FOIlV, Chemist, George Street, Pontypool.
THE AFGHAN RISINGS. THE REVOLT AI HERAT. A- 1 -11 OFFICIAL NARRATIVE. ATTITUDE OF THE AMEER. ATTACK ON THE 72ND REGIMENT. MONGOL RAID ON A BRITISH CONVOY. THE GUARD AND MULETEERS KILLED, The following telegram has been received by the Secretary of State for India :— FROM VICEROY, SEPT. 20 1879. Letter from Ameer, dated Sept. 16, and inclosing Turkestan and Herat reports, as follow "Mutiny of troops and murder of Fakir Ahmed Khan, Civil Governor and Military Cornmrmdant under Ayoob Khan, at Herat; disaffection 01 three regiments ordered to march from lakt-i-pul and Mazar-i-Shariff to Ali Shaban in Turkestan. "Ayoob's letter to Ameer confirms report of dis- turbance in Turkestan, and begs leave to resign his position. „ Ameer states that he hopes very shortly to regain his power, and intends to expend the whole of his resources and energy in maintaining his friendship with British Government." Message ends. This news is confirmed by following telegram simultaneously received from Major St. John, in Candahar:— Letter from Ayoob Khan, at Herat, to Sirdar, states that on Sept. 5 Cabuli regiments mutinied, attacked house of General Fakir Ahmed Khan, killed him, plundered and burnt his house. „ i Fakir Ahmed Khan was a noted and very faithful adherent of Yakoob and his brother, Ayùod Khan fled with the latter into Persia in Feb., 1875, in the time of Shere Ali." The following important information dated Shutar- gardan, Sept. 22nd, was received in London on TuesdayOn the 12th inst. Mustanni Habid Khan and Nazir Habib Mahomed, two of the highest digni- taries of the Court of Cabul, occupying the post of confidential advisers to the Ameer, arrived hero with a large retinue, being received at the entrance of the Camp by a British officer deputed for the purpose. They were the bearers of a letter from the Ameer to General Roberts, and proceeded on the 20th to the Divisional Head-quarters at Ali Kheyl" escorted by a British officer. The object of this important mission has not transpired, but it is generally sup- posed that it is to persuade the Indian Government to abandon the idea of an advance upon Cabul. During the night of the 18th, about 10 o'clock, the camp of the 72nd Regiment was fired into. The officers were standing round a wood fire, when shots from a neighbouring0 hill were discharged at them. Thay immediately scattered the burning logs that the enemy should have nothing to aim by, and whilst doing so were again shot at, a brisk volley being poured into the camp. One ball entered a soldiers' tout and wounded private Jackson as he was prepar- ing to turn out. The 72nd picket and sentries quickly made use of their rifles in return, and a company was sent cut to clear the ground. The marauders, however decamped, having first put out the lighted beacon 'used to show the way to our position. They were probably Ghilzais, under the influence of religions p-<vita:;iai't As a proot or the continuance of depression in the German iron and steel trades, it is stated that 20e notices of dismissal have just been served in the Osnabrick Iron and Steel Works, and 130 in the Hermann's Casting-steel Works at Horde. A farewell complementary dinner has been given in London, to Messrs. Peters and Monteith, the workmen's delegates who are about to visit the West Indian colonies, to report upon the cane sugar-pro- ducing advantages of those colonies. A Tenement House, in Gold Street, Boston, U.S., has caught fire the other day. A large number of people were asleep within at the time, and most es. caped with slight injuries. Five, however, were burnt to death, and three were fatally injured. At the first meeting of the London Court of Com- mon Council since the recess, the other day, a letter was read from the ex-Empress of France warmly thanking the Council for their address of condolence with her on the occasion of the death of her son. liic roaa to rue rvaratu;1111 is now ready for the passage of guns, and that across the Shutarganhm Pass, down the other side to the bed of tho river, is also completed for wheeled traffic. A permanent telegraph wire has been laid to the crest of the Shutargaiaan, whence messages have been sent to India since the 19th. A "Duffudar" and "Sowar" of the Guides wore part of the Embassy guard which escaped the massacre on the 16th, disguised as Afghans. Nakshbhand Khan Sirdar Bahadur, who hits fled from Cabul, has taken refuge with us. Ho was Ris- saldar (major) of tho 19th Bengal Lanccrs. Badsha Khan's uncle is now at Ali Khoyl. ..«n'"5' "lÜllJ1b -Ll4.iÄG. Cllrn:yCI 90 mules, in ohargc of 11 Sepoys of the Sth Puiijaub f Infantry. Eight and 15 mule drivers were killed. most of them stabbed by knives. The Mongols were 400 strong, and surprised the party at the foot of the Kotal, an out-of-the-way spot, at the entrance of the pais. At the same time they attacked the tower at Lhe top 01 the Tirkai Kotal, held by a detach- mcnt of the same regiment, under a British officer. These however, soon dislodged the enemy, who had ensconced themselves amongst the rocks opposite and above them. Four companies of the 72nd, encamped two miles away, were sent in pursuit, but before they could come up with the enemy the Mongols made off by unknown paths to their own mountain tops, whence 'hey fired a volley in defiance of their pur- suer?. It did no harm, as it was at a distance of 3,000 yar.ia. They looted several mules, Sniper rifles, am. munition, and accoutrements. The Second Brigade is now holding the Shutargar- dan. General Baker is in command, and expects to advance on Kushi very shortly. The force is com- posed of the 72Qd Highlanders, 15th Goorkhas, and the 15th Punjaub Infantry. The 23rd, attached to General Roberts, is expected here. The health and spirits of the troops are excellent. The weather is fine and colcl- The Mongols have attacked a British convoy near the Shutargardan. 25 have been killed on our side. Four miles east of Shutargardan a body of Mongols wayh'id a retorning convoy and looted eighty-four ules. Thev killed -the guard, numbering nine Sepoys, and als-' sixteen muleteers. This'is the first raid that has been made. THE PLAN OF OPERATIONS. The following is the official plan of operations in Afghanistan as now definitely settled. The occupa- tion of Cabul having become a necessity, carnage is being supplied and measures taken to send and main- tain troops under the command of General Roberts, from the Khurum Valley to Cabul. The troops to proceed with General Roberts will consist of one bat- tery of Horse Artillery, one field battery, and one mountain battery, tho 67th Foot, the ¡2ud, 92nd Queen's, the 12th Bengal Cavalry, 14th Bengal Cavalry'and wing of the 5th Punjaub Cavalry, the 5th Ghoorkas, 5th Punjab Infantry, 23rd I loneers, 28th Punjaub Infantry, SrdS-khs, ono company of Hap- 28th pers and Miners; making a total of seven thousand or eight thousand men. The following force is available for an advance to simultaneously open communication between Peshawur and Cabul:—One battery Horse Artillery, one field battery, one heavy battery, and two mountain batteries, one regiment of British cavalry, four regiments of native cavalry, five regi- ments of native infantry, and two companies of Sappers and Miners, in addition to the troops now holding thc lvhyber as far as .Lundi Kotal and thc Peshawur Valley. General Gough is to command the movable column in advance of Jelialabai, and General Arbuthnot, C.B., the troops in the Khyoer. To General Doran the command ot the whole opera- tion is entrusted, while. General Bright will bo;d the supreme command from the Attack to Jugdaluk. The operation thus developed will represent an ad- vanced division capable of meeting anything Afghan- istan can bring into the field from CabUi. The communications will be assured, and the advancing column be supported from Peshawur. The troops in advance of tho Khyber number fifteen thousand men.
The iuagural meeting of a Girls' Friendy Society has taken place at Sheffield, under the presidency of the Rev. Canon Blackeney. The foundation stone of a new covered market at Mexborougli has been laid. The cost of the struc- ture is estimated at £ 1,000. Madame S< ■h warz Palissard,a painter of considerable vnt, has just died "of a Rome.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. OVERCOME Bl ALCOHOL.—At the Police-court, oil Wednesday, before the Rev. J. C. Llewellin, John Goodreed, of Pontypool, was charged with being drunk and incapable. P.c. Baines found him drunk 011 the highway, and took him to the station-house for safety. Fined 5s. HEALTH OF THE DISTRICT.—At the Pontypool Registry Office, during the past week, there was no death whatever registered except that of Mr John Hair. If the continuance of wet weather is the cause of the very small number of deaths lately registered in this locality, we may conclude it is a blessing, although the' harvest may be in- jured. r, RAGGED SCHOOL MISSION HALL, PONTTMOIL.— We understand that arrangements have been made for the holding, in the above Hall, of a 17 days' Special Evangelistic Mission. The services will be conducted by Mr Edwards (an agent of the Lon- don Evangelization Society), by whom very suc- cessful meetings were held in the same place some time ago, and he hopes to commence his labours on Sunday next. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HIGH STREET.—The anniversary services of this place of worship were held last Sunday, when three sermons were preached by the Rev. Thomas Evans, of Merthyr. Mr Evans is one of the most popular preachers of his denomination, and his sermons on this occa- sion proved that he well deserves his position. The attendance throughout the day was very fair, and considering the depressed state of trade, the collections were liberal. I.O.G.T.—"The Hope of Pontymoil" Lodge! held an open lodge meeting on Monday evening last, in the Ragged School Mission Hall.. Mr G. Edwards, manager, Lower Mill, occupied the chair, and in a very witty manner discharged his duties, Very eloquent addresses on the Temperance ques- tion were delivered by Bros. Edward Jones and David Davies, and also by Bro. David, D.C., Carmarthenshire District; melodies were sung by Bros. W. Hales and T. M. Wintle; part-songs by Bro. T. Protheroe and party, and Sister A. Tun- nadine and party; and a recitation was given by Sister A. Edwards, Pontymoil. A vote of thanks to the Chairman, and to those who had assisted, brought a most successful meeting to a close, after which 25 pledges were taken. ERRATUM.—We much regret that an error crept into our report of Pontypool Petty Sessions pub- lished last week. In it we said that Thomas Hine was an old offender;" but that this was altoge- ther a mistake we find from Mr Masters, formerly of the Greyhound, and Mr J. F. Williams, archi- tect and builder, both of whom are well acquainted with him. These gentlemen unite in saying that Thomas Hine is particularly abstemious, steady, and well-conducted, also quiet and inoffensive; and it seems that he is far from being well-known in the police-court, inasmuch as he has never been inside one during his life. We cannot understand how our reporter made the mistake, but suppose he confounded Hine's case with the next one, which was that of a really well-known offender, and the fact was stated by Mr Superintendent Macintosh. We beg to apologise to Thomas Hine for any trouble or anxiety of mind which may have been caused by the words used, and which were, we can assure him, not intended to annoy him or any of his family or friends. THE GRAND DUKE OF BADEN AT LLANOVER.- On Monday morning, a scene of unusual interest was witnessed at Nantyderry Railway Station, beins- nothing less than the departure, by the 10.40 train of the Hereditary Grand Duke of Baden- Baden, after having been on a visit to Lady Llan- over since Friday last. The party, which included her ladyshin and a number of ladies and gentle- men, who "accompanied the Grand Duke to the station to see him off, drove up from Llanover in "•rand style. There were two carriages with four ^r°ys each,* besides others with two horses, and Trillions—altogether a very animated and im- posing spectacle. Mr Pape, the station master, had spread carpets upon the platforms. We are glad to say that her ladyship looked remarkably well. The Grand Duke visited the ruins of Raglan Castle on Saturday. Many of our readers may not be aware that Lady Llanover's sister was the late Baroness Bunsen, whose husband was Prussian Ambassador at the British Court from 1841 to 1854. The Baroness died in March, 1876. She and Lady Llanover were the daughters of Mr Waddino-ton, a gentleman of large property who lived at Llanover Mrs Waddington having been Miss Port, great-niece to Mrs Delany, by whom she was brought up and educated, and who was so intimate with His Majesty King George III. and Queen Charlotte. RIFLE VOLUNTEER COMPETITION.—The annual competition for the battalion cup presented by Col. H. C. Byrde, Lieut.-Col. Burton, Lieut.-Col. G. R. Greenbow-Relph, and staff officers of the Second Admluistrartve Battalion Monmouth Icifte Volun- teers, took place at Usk on Friday last. The number of competitors is limited to five from each company, the distances being 200 and 500 yards, five shots at each range. The best teams were selected from the following corps, and appended is the result of the total of each :-5th Hanbury (Pontypool),. grand total, 139; 7th (Newport), 139; 9th (Abergavenny), 136; 8th (Usk), 138; 4th (Blaenavon), 117 6th (Monmouth), 115. The shooting was remarkably exciting at the close. At 500 yards it was known that the last fcur of the Hanbury team would require a bul1>s eye each to win in actual numbers. The first three scored a bull, and the fourth a centre, thus making it nu- merically a tie; but according to the rules, the prize became the property of the Hanbury com- pany, they havino- made the best average shooting, and the smallest number of outers. The cup falls in successive order to the commanding officers; and we congratulate Capt. Williams upon his pos- session of it this year. It may be said that the prize is absolutely won each year, and that this is the fourth year in succession in which it has fallen to the Hanbury Corps, the same five corporals forming the representative team on each occasion. This is the twelfth year that the prize has been competed for by six different companies, and it is no little credit to Pontypool that the Hanbury Corps have secured it seven times in all out of the dozell.-Solne money prizes given by Col. Green- how-Relph to the Sergeant-Instructors were then shot for, Sergt. Bessent, of the Hanbury Corps, securing the 4th prize of 15s.-The names of those who constituted the Hanbury team in the competition for the cup are Coporais C. Davis, R. Moxham, W. Edmonds, W. Purnell, and J. L. Morgan.
ABERSYCHAN. SIGNS OF IMPROVEMENT.—The Pentwyn Coke Ovens, above 50 in number, are being rapidly re- paired for lighting, after being out for about four years. About 12 ovens out of the 50 have been lit, and the others will be set going as soon as they are ready for work. Another furnace has been blown in, which makes four in blast; but on Sunday one of the four got out of repair, and had to be blown out, so that only three are now going. SERIOUS ACCIDENT.-On Monday afternoon, a workman named John Screen, employed at Mr W. B. Witchell's shoe manufactory, met with an ac- cident through which his life is still in danger. He inadvertently went too close to a machine which was in motion, when his clothes were caught by some of the revolving parts of the machinery, and he was drawn in. The machine was at once stopped, and the unfortunate man rescued from his perilous position. Dr Mulligan was soon in attendance, and it was found that although no bones were broken. Screen had received very seri- ous injuries to his side, and it is possible he may be suffering from internal injuries as well.
LATEST NEWS. 1 -1 [BY TELEGRAPH.] THE AFGHAN INSURRECTION.—GENERAL BAKER AT KUSHI. The Indian Office has received a telegram from General Baker announcing his arrival at Kushi on the afternoon of the 24th iust. British force encamped on high ground overlooking the village. Supplies plentiful. All quiet and well. DISTURBANCES AT CRETE. The Province of Melipotamos, Crete, is in a state of virtual insurrection, consequent upon the refusal of the authorities to punish the Turk who assassinated a Christian. Three hundred Christians, after demanding justice, seized a rich Turk as hostage. Great excitement prevails in Crete. Bank rate unaltered.
LATEST MARKETS. [BY TELEGRAPH.] BRISTOL CORN MARKET.—THURSDAY. There was some new English wheat on offer a) to-day's market, but the quality and condition wera very indifferent; trade was quiet. Wheat advanced 3s, maize 2s, and barley Is per quarter. New Irish oats were 6d cheaper. LONDON CATTLE MARKET.—THURSDAY. There were 1120 beasts, 220 foreign; 4s to 5s 4d. 3910 sheep, 1006 foreign; trade firmer; 4s 6d to 6s Sd. 360 calves sold at 5s to 6s. LONDON HAY MARKET.—THURSDAY. Good supply, trade quiet, and prices unchanged- Prime clover, 100s to 130s; inferior, 85s to 95s. Prime meadow hay, 90s to 102s 6d; inferior 40s to 75s. Straw, 33s to 43s per load. MAIDSTONE CORN MARKET.—THURSDAY. Very little new wheat at market, finest samples of red wheat for seed making 52s to 54s; white up to 58s. Good samples of new malting barley, selling freely, and making as much as 48s to 50s; some damp samples, but large in size, 38s to 40s. This is the worst market for the quality of corn known for 20 years. BRISTOL CATTLE MARKF'r Beef in moderate suppl- 68s to 70s; middling Mutton in quiet der store cattle, and Only 500 Irish porkers, 10s ? An Iris" an agric thefam can h< shee: a-11 lo. whic M anè th r. 0D. crop ihe 01 and pr, LORL AND DAI ministerii 11).S flippaii thinks that: to srive up other member. to toil for the s tablishments of mistaken. Men fairly be asked to. Turf and in rean" wives and daughters education of peasant and other equally cheap LIVELY "SCENE" a .L. A somewhat turbulent scene occurred at a lecture on the Zulu war delivered at the Shoreditch Town Hall, on Monday night, by Mr. Archibald Forbes. In commencing his lecture, Mr. Forbes stated that he would introduce no subjects of a controversial character, and therefore he refrained from criticising the action of Lord Chelmsford. When, however, he had described the death of the Piince Imperial, he stated that he would only speak of brave aien that evening, and therefore he (the lecturer) must ask to be excused from saying anything about Lieutenant Carey. This remark, which was uttered with con- siderable emphasis, was received with some cheers, but immediately a volley of hisses were raised, and cries of "withdraw that statement," and Why did you spare Chelmsford r" were heard above the din. The audience refused to allow Mr. Forbes to proceed, and, Three cheers for Carey were called for, amid evident sympathy. Mr. Holms, M.P., for Hackney, appealed for order, saying that he held his own opinion on the subject, but it was only fair to allow the lecturer to go on. This was suddenly agreed to by the discontents, but it was some time before the former enthusiasm of the meeting was again recovered.
üL, TALYWAIN. < TO THE REV. RICHARD HIS DEPARTURE FOR NEW ZEALAND. A numerously-attended meeting, having for its object the presentation of a purse containing £25 to the Rev. R. Jones, who for more than 14 years has been pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Taly- wain, was held in the chapel on Monday evening last. The proceedings were of a unique and pleasing character, and bore ample testimony to the respect and esteem in which Mr Jones is held. Among those present on the platform we noticed he Revs. E. Jones (Blaenavon), W. Rees (Blaen- avon), J. Cole (Abersychan), D. Lewis (Noddfa), md D. M. Davies (Sardis, Garndiffaith); Messrs. r. Daniel (Abersychan), D. Davies (Pontypool), tV. Lewis (Abersychan), and J. Morgan (Garn- diffaith). There were also present upon the occa- sion a large number of the students of Pontypool College, an institution in whose success Mr Jones iiad always manifested the deepest interest, and which, as a member of the House and Central Committees, he had for a long period faithfully served. The proceedings were commenced by the singing of a hymn appropriate to the occasion, after which prayer was offered by Mr D. M. Davies, of Pontypool College. On the motion of the Rev. E. Jones, seconded by Mr W. Lewis, Mr J. Daniel was unanimously voted to the chair. The Chairman said he could not feel less than thankful to the meeting for voting him to the chair, but still he thought it would have been better if one of their own church had been ap- pointed. He could assure them that when he looked upon those surrounding him he did not feel as comfortable as he might wish. He had great pleasure in being present on such an occa- sion, but there was nothing in this world in which a little bitterness was not mixed with the sweetness. Such was the case that night. They were gathered together to show their re- spect and kind feeling towards his friend and their pastor, the Rev R. Jones (applause), who was about to leave them. Although it was pleasant to meet him with the object they had in view, yet the bitterness of parting would prove very bitter indeed. During the year many had been obliged to leave the neighbourhood to seek their living elsewhere, and he had no doubt they felt very keenly the parting with their church and their friends. Under the present circumstances, the farewell they were about to take of their pastor was rendered a little more acute. They could hardly hope to meet him again, for the probability was that they would see him no more. It must be painful to them to know that they were losing their shepherd. The family ties of this life were dear to every- one. Many of them would feel the parting more when he had gone, and Mr Jones would feel it also. During his pastorate among them he had been their Ebenezer and their starting point. He had no doubt they would follow him in their thoughts. Although it was bitter, there was a certain amount of sweetness min- gled with the circumstance. What they were doing that night would be pleasant for them all to reflect upon in after life. He was not going to hold up Mr Jones as a perfect man, for no doubt he had many of the imperfections which were common to all. Nothing could bring the world together so much as the love of God could, and to teach this was the especial mission of Mr Jones. If there was one fault with which he had been blamed it was that he ad been too plain-spoken. That would do in Zealand, for it was a country, he believed, so refined as this. He hoped Mr Jones Id continue to preach, and influence others fco "ow the good example he sets. He felt like ins Apostle Paul, and had an earnest desire to promote the glory of God. He believed Mr Jones did not look for his reward in this world, but in the world to come. When he considered his connection with the Rev. Mr Price, he (the chairman) considered that his name had not re- ceived that honour to which he was duly en- titled. May God speed him in his journey across the ocean. (Cheers) The Chairman next read a letter from the Rev W. M. Lewis.Presideut of Pontypool Co!lcgc,re- gretting his inability to be present at the 1D\tot- JOg; enclosing a subscription, and wishing ilt Jones God-speod." The Rev. E. Jones, of Blaenavon, said it was almost a certainty that he know his brother minuter, the Rev. oR. Jones, before anyone con- nected with the chapel did, for he first mot him 20 years ago, at Aberystwrtb, when collecting for Pontypool College. Mr Jones was now going to leave the country, and he (tho speaker) believed they would keenly feel his loss. There wore SGne men they could dispense with, but l\1r Jones was not one of these. If a man could out of the world without anyone feeling the is of him, he was not much of a man after J1 but if a man left them and they felt that there was a gap, then there was a sense of loss. Mr Jones was leaving them not because he must go. No doubt the changes in the neighbour- hood had influenced his departure, but the prin- cipal reason was illness in his family. The health of Mrs Jones rendered it necessary that she should go to a more congenial climate. He wished them a prosperous voyage, and trusted that, although it might not be their lot to meet again in this world, they would have a reunion on the other side of Jordan (applause). The Rev J. Cole (Abersychan) expressed his pleasure at being present on such a gratifying occasion. Although he should experience sor- row in bidding adieu, yet it must be done. He had known his brother Jones only for a short time, but he bad known him long enough to value his companionship, and appreciate his worth as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They felt keenly and sorrowfully that it was necessary for him to take his leave of them. Such was life they were here to-day and gone to-morrow. They had no abiding city here, and they should seek one in the world to come. That world was not across the ocean. He wished Mr Jones God speed" in his journey over the deep, and hearty success when he should arrive at the other side. A ministerial life was not always a pleasant one. There was no life mixed with greater discomfort than the life of a minister, for he was a public man and bad to deal with the Gospel amongst those who opposed it. The Rev Mr. Jones had been 14 years in the neighbourhood, and was now leaving it with a character unblemished. (Ap. plause.) During those 14 years he had spent in Pisgah he had presided over a chapel which was iu itself a living testimony to the purity of his conduct. He (the speaker) was there to show his respect to Mr Jones, and to say how greatly be revered him as a brother minister. He was sorry that affliction had crept into his family, and that the health of Mrs Jones de- manded her change to another clime. They also respected their brother because he was willing to give up old associations and leave the country, for the purpooo of promoting tOO health of his dear partner in life. (Applause.) Mr W. Lewis (Abersychan) was next called upon to address the meeting. He remarked that in wishing Mr Jones success, they could not dismiss from their minds that one of their num- ber was bidding adieu to the land of his birth. In putting up with the discomforts of a resi- dence in a foreign land, there was a self-denial shown in the character of Mr Jones which they could not help but appreciate. They might never have the privilege of meeting him again. Here they found a minister of the Gospel re- signing his trust, and the public called upon them to witness that he did so with clean hands. (Cheers.) In bidding them good-bye he could give a good account of his stewardship. He would carry away with him the esteem and af- fection, and good-will of those who were com- mitted to bis charge in this country. He (Mr Lewis) regretted that the amount collected was so small, but under the ciroumstances a large sum could not be expected. Friendship, however, was not to be tested by money value, or by pounds, shillings, and pence. Homes that were once smiling with contentment and happi- ness were now deserted. In the mining and manufacturing centres the depression had been more especially felt, but he was sure Mr Jones Would take tjio will for the deed. He had plea- sure in referring to Mr Jones's fitness as a minister of the Gospel. He would refer to it with regard to contemporary politics, although ho might bo laying himself open to criticism. Trust not for freedom to the Tories. As a poli- tician, Mr Jones was soundly grafted in the Liberal faith. There were many elements abroad which inspired them to think that the result of the election in the impending crisis would not be as it was before. He believed the church of Pisgah would not remain silent as the crisis approached. He believed there were those withiu its walls who would do all iu their power to put an end to Tory misrepresentation in Monmouthshire. Leaving politics, Mr Lewis said Mr Jones had laboured amongst them in the noblest purpose—the luxury of doing good. That Mrs Jones might be restored to her wonted health and strength was, he felt sure, the heart- felt wish of all present. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman said he did not see how a Christian minister could be a Conservative, for the Scriptures said Love thy neighbour as thy- self," and that was what the Conservatives did not do. The Rev. W. Rees, of Blaenavon, observed that he had had the pleasure of knowing the Rev Mr Jones for the last 13 years. He had watched him with pleasure, and was happy to bear his testi- mony that he had never known anything of Mr Jones which he should be glad not to know. (Cheers.) He (the speaker) was there that night with a heart full of sorrow to bid him a long, and perhaps a last, farewell. He felt in parting with him that it was highly improbable that he should ever look upon his face once more during their earthly pilgrimage. Such were the circumstan- ces under which they lived. It was a world in which they met to part again-a world of losses and disappointments. Mr Jones might find friends on the other side of the ocean he might find a flock and a chapel in which to labour. He (the speaker) could only say that it was his hope such would be the case; but never again would he find a chapel that he could love to the same extent as Pisgah Chapel in the county of Monmouth, for it was here he began his ministry. He had laboured in the service of God as a Christian minister ought to do, and his (the speaker's) heart beat in sym- pathy with him at the cause which took him away from the shores of his native country. He hoped the change he contemplated would have the de- sired effect of restoring the health of Mrs Jones, and that she might be the same loving partner of her husband's joys and cares for many a long year to come. (Cheers.) The Chairman then called upon Miss Davies, daughter of Mr Daniel Davies, of Pontypool, to make the presentation. Miss Davies then stepped on to the platform, and handing the rev. gentleman the purse, said, It is with very great pleasure I present this purse of gold to you on behalf of many subscribers, who wish you and Mrs Jones much happiness and prosperity in your new home. (Cheers.) Mr D. Davies (Pontypool), read a list of sub- scribers, remarking that the amount collected was £ 25. He was one of Mr Jones's oldest friends, having known him since he first came there from College. The Rev. R. Jones said: Mr Chairman and dear Christian friends-It is with mingled feelings of pleasure and pain I now rise to reply. It gives me pleasure when I consider that this meeting has been convened to do me honour, and an honour in a very practical form. I can assure you all the gift which has just been handed me is most ac- ceptable. It gives me pain when I consider that in all probability this is the last time I shall ever rise in this place-the last time I may ever appear within its sacred walls-sacred, because of the holv associations connected with it. It is a place where, for fourteen years, I have endea- voured, to the best of my ability, to administer to the people of my charge the unsearchable riches of the Cross. It gives me pain to think I shall never again see your faces in the flesh. I must now, I suppose, bid you good-bye. I don't know, my friends, but I thought to take a little retrospect, and I don't feel I can do any- thing of the kind. As my friend, Mr Davies, has told you, it is fourteen years since I received a unanimous invitation to this church to become its pastor. I may say the call was made without a dissentient voice, and I came here. As you know, it was a church of old peo- ple, with a very few exceptions and I have had to bury one after the other. My wife would sometimes say, Where are you going to-day?" I have replied, "A funeral to-day." What one of your members again?" she would exclaim. 11 1 think you will soon bury them all." I have buried a vast number of those who were members here when I first came. It was then a church of 150 old members, and now it is a young church with very few of the old members in it. I have met, perhaps, with more trials in this re- spect than most ministers. Not twelve months ago two of my deacons—good men, and true- were ly;-Ei do.} .1: tho camp. time. That is a thing which does not occur often in expo rience. They were two of the best men who ever breathed—friends to me and to the minis- try. I am thankful to say-I don't say it buastinglv-tbat Pisgah Church is IOtron numerically, than any Baptist Church in the neighbourhood. With regard to the ministers, I think I am leaving on the most friendly terms with all in the immediate neighbourhood, from Blaenavon to Pontypool. (Hear, hear.) On the most friendly and intimate terms I have co- operated with them. Few are in the neighbour- hood now who were here when I came. 1 do not think there is a Baptist minister from Pontypool to Blaenavon who was here when I first came to this place. Some have removed to other parts, and some have been removed by death. Mr Price, whose name has been so honourably mentioned here to-night, has gone to his reward. Then there are Mr D. Morgan, of Blaenavon, Mr Hughes, Mr Rees, and again Mr Pritchard, of Noddfa. I am the only re- maining Baptist minister in the neighbourhood of those who were here when I came, but with all my brethren I am on the most friendly terms. Mr Lewis I know a little of, and as a friend and neighbour I can speak most highly of him. I may say I am indebted to Mr Lewis for this testimonial to-night more than to any- one else. I must make some reference to the good young lady who presented me this evening with the testimonial. From the time I first came here the family of Mr Davies have proved themselves as good friends to me as any in the district. Miss Davies was then but a young lady-very young, and in pinafores. I am glad to see her grown up in beauty and grace. May the great Head of the Church take care of that family, and may we meet again in the land where there is no part- ing. May the Lord bless you all, my friends. I thank you most sincerely for the hearty way in which you have taken up this testi- monial. I thank you all for your presence this evening. Now, I wish you good-bye. I shall never, probably, see your faces again, but may we all adhere to the true Saviour, whom to know is life everlasting and if we are led by Him we shall meet again in another land where it will not be necessary to go to another clime in search of health. May this be our portion. [The address was repeatedly applauded, and the rev. gentleman was loudly cheered on re- suming his seat.] The Rev. D. M. Davies, of Garudiffaith, said it was only right that he should be present that evening to bid farewell to Mr Jones, and he had one especial reason for it. It was because he was, he believed, the only minister present who was here to receive Mr Jones when he first came into the neighbourhood. From that day until now they had been the best of friends, and no hasty word had ever passed between them. He (Mr Jones) had been a zealous Baptist, but not a narrow-minded one (cheers). He (the speaker) was an Independent, but he hoped that he was not a narrow-minded one (ap- plause). They only talked upon things in which they agreed, and that was a recipe for them all. Mr Jones would carry away with him one reflection which would ever be a. consolation. He could look back with satisfaction upon the life he had lived amongst them there, and upon his work as a minister of Christ. It would also be a comfort for him to know that although he was going away he was well assured that the influence of his life and his work among them would not end with his departure. (Applause.) He had been a sower of the good seed among them, and his labours would bring forth fruit, even after he had gone. May the Lord bless him and his family, and grant him prosperity wherever he may go. (Cheers) Mr J. Morgan, a member of the Church, then addressed the meeting, saying he should ever cherish a feeling of deep regard for Mr Jones, wherever he might be. The Rev. D. Lewis, of Noddfa, also made a few observations. The Rev. E. Jones proposed a vote of thanks to the Chairman for presiding, which was seconded by the Rey. W. Rees, both gentlemen speaking in Welsil. The Chairman replied in the same tongue, and the meeting was brought to a close by the assem- bly singing the Doxology.
NEW COAL PITS AT RESOLVEN.—In the last report of the Cardiff and Swansea Steam Coal Company, Limited, it was stated that arrangements were being made to sink two pits in the Cwm, near Resolven. The contract has been given to Mr Evan Thomas, of Tredegar, well known in connection with sinking ope- rations; and on Monday morning from 30 to 10 men arrived at Resolven with the contractor.
ST. JAMES'S CHOI 11 PICNIC. The annual outing of the members of St. James's Choir was given on Tuesday, on. which morning many an anxious look was cast upward to the sky, and many a heart rejoiced that the rain, which had fallen heavily during the small hours, gradually subsided, and that the sun finally gained the mastery. But the truth of the old proverb, "hope deferred, &c. had yet to be felt, for at ten o'clock, the time fixed for starting, the brakes had not come, and an hour elapsed, during which the sky was scanned with doubtful feelings, before the welcome cry, Here they are was heard..Faces which had before been beclouded, now beamed with joy, and, as if to enhance the pleasure of all, the sun shone forth in all his splendour. When the supplies of good things had been stowed away and everyone was comfortably seated, the word "ready" was given, and the merry party, in all numbering about 30 persons, including visitors, moved rapidly away. "All went merry as a marriage bell" until the quiet little town of Usk was reached, when one of the horses became unable to proceed. There was some delay before a fresh horse could be obtained, and the party took advantage of the opportunity to examine the ruins of Usk Castle. Presently, the recall was heard, and once more we were merrily bowling along, up hill and down hill, and catching glimpses of most delighful scenery, until the fine old Castle was reached at last. Soon after arriving, a cold collation was laid on the tables, which were tastefully decorated with flowers, and right joyously did the cry of dinner sound in the ears of all, and with appetites sharp- ened by our long ride through the fresh air, we lost no time in responding to the call. The abundance and variety of the viands provided left nothing to be desired, and proved that the cuisine e'e' ? had been well managed, and that thoughtful heads and skilful hands had been busy the previous day. After dinner, there was, as might be imagined, a general scattering hither and thither among the ruins, some soaring to the topmost towers, others diving to the deepest dungeons, and all bent on fun and enjoyment. Several glees were sung by the choir in excellent style, and a quartette was very nicely rendered by Misses E. Croom and L. Rees, and Messrs. J. Moseley and T. R. Davies. Tea was now partaken of, and before rising, from the table, Mr. Fox, on behalf of the choir, proposed a vote of thanks to the contributors, and those who had taken part in the arrangements of the picnic, with special mention of the names of Mrs. Roderick, Mrs. Bunning, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Haskins, and Mr. Collins, which was carried with acclamation. Some rain had fallen during the afternoon, and on the homeward journey it fell for nearly the whole time, but, notwithstanding this, the way wag enlivened with songs and choruses, and on arriving at Pontypool, the party dispersed to their respective homes, expressing themselves highly pleased with their day's outing.
Jn !t£lYWrtant. JOHN HAIR; BORN, 1793 DIED, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 1879. At mid-day, on Monday, at his residence, Avon Llwyd House, Pontnewynydd, died, painlessly and quietly, John Hair, Esq., one of the oldest inha- bitants of the district. He, whose death it is thus our painful duty to announce, although in his 87th year, preserved his faculties to the last, and continued to take an active interest in what was transpiring immedi- ately around him, as well as in the outer world. He was born in the year 1793, at a farm called Avisyard, in the parish of Old Cumnock, in Ayr- shire, Scotland, and came to this neighbourhood in 1821, as farm agent to Messrs. Farquhar, Allies, and Maund, proprietors of the Blaendare Colliery. While in this office, being an unusually intelligent and far-seeing man, he succeeded in effecting many improvements, one of his works being the laying out of a considerable quantity of waste land on the Blaendare Estate as meadow land, which still continues to be cultivated for hay. He also became agent at Mamhilad for his uncle, Robert Farquhar, Esq., the father of Mrs. M'Ker- row and Mrs. Andrew Hair, who resided in Tros- nant House, where Mr. and Mrs. A. Hair now live, and where Mrs. Hair and her brothers and sisters were brought up. During his connection with Mr. Farquhar, and while that gentleman was Church- warden of Trevethin parish, he improved the way by which persons went from the town to the church, (prior to that time simply an ordinary meadow path), by making the present wide and cohvenicuii •wtik-n 15 almost the only public promenade iu the neighbourhood where the beau- Ltie of nature may be pleasantly and comfortably unci WhlCll m aa Highly W | strangers. After he had been here about 8 years, he, oil the death of Mr. Farquhar, took the mill situated close to his late residence, and afterwarde the one on the river side between Pontypool and Pontnewynydd, opposite the Osborne Forge, and lived there for some years, when he purchased the larger mill and grounds at Pontnewynydd, and there he built the house in which he lived up to the time of his death. In his dealings with farmers and others in the buying and selling of corn, as well as in other matters of business, public and private, he was held by all persons in the highest esteem for most honourable and equitable dealing, every one with whom he came in contact having the utmost con- fidence in his integrity. A gentleman, who had business transactions with him for upwards of 50 years, says, that a more honest and straight- forward person he never met with." It is said of him that he never took the slightest advantage of the difficulty formerly experienced by farmers in obtaining information of the market price of corn; and all of them, for miles around, had im- plicit faith in him, which he never abused. His manner was characterised by much sternness and deliberation, and his opinions, when once formed, were not easily shaken; so that by some he was probably thought to be hard and unfeeling. That this was not really the case is shown by his deal- ings with the poor at a critical period. In 1851, the stoppage of Pontnewynydd Works, as well as of Pentwyn and Varteg Works, caused great pri- vation in the district, and hundreds of persons were starving: the distress was no doubt intensi- fied by the breaking of the Monmouth and Gla- morgan Bank, which occurred nearly at the same time. During this period of want and suffering, many poor persons went to Mr. Hair's mill with bags for flour, and were by him supplied with 7lbs., 14lbs., and even larger quantities, without the slightest hope of his ever being paid for it. When spoken to on the subject by an old friend, he said, H we must not leave the poor to starve." Up to the time when Mr. Hair became connected with public affairs, we may say that parochial matters were conducted much as they had been for years, almost ages, before, but great and im- portant changes were just then taking place. About that time the Poor Law came into force, &TI+iT0a F°ads, &c., were established. In all these, as they were brought into action in this parish, Mr. Hair took a very active part. He was one of the first four elected to represent the parish of Trevethin at the Board of Guardians, and con- tinued to do so for 25 years. The other three were, George Kenrick, Esq., Mr. Geach, and Mr. James (Penddaugau), who formerly lived near the Park Gates, Pontypool. Mr. Kenrick was chosen to be the Chairman of the Board, and Mr. Hair was Vice-Chairman. He was a member of' the Board of Roads for the T^VlbaJ a™, ot Lighting and Police Com- KT 1. /^IFU Abersychan -Local Board was MSS T TWAS- elected as one of the first 1 n Planning- and making roads he was \eiy clevei, and his abilities in this way were in much requisition He was also for man/years on Snir !e Pontypool Town School. He WalfS!rt T m thc formation of Trevethin and nio-hff K,esei'V01J> and superintended day STL Mli: r„f j mory, and this caused him to be much married. lntei est. He was never tak e^ v>]Hcpna public one, will take place on Monday, at twelve o'clock.
THE RUSSIAN EXPEDITION AGAINST THE TURCOMANS. A telegram from Simla, Sept. 23. saysOfficial intelligence has been received here, via Persia, which is also confirmed by news from two authentic sources, stating that the advance column of the Russian expe- dition against the Tekke Turcomans has been defeated at Geok Tepe with a loss of 700 killed. The force was falling back on Beurma. The St. Petersburg Journal du Caiicasb of Septem- ber 23rd, publishes an official telegram from General Lomakin stating that the advanced detachment of the Russian expedition against the Tekke Turcomans passed the Kopety Dagh on Sept. 4th at Bashi and Beurma. None of the inhabitants were encountered, and only 50 kibitkas remained at Artchman, the rest of the population having decamped, The vanguard of the advanced column passed the night of the Gth at Guruu, the main body remaining at Aitchnian. Rumours are current that the are congre- gating at Gcok Tepe with the intention of oiioring an armeel opposition to the Russian advance. A large quantity of supplies was found in the forts on the line of march. The health of the troops was satis- factory.. Reports are current in St. Petershurgn that Ixeneral Kaufmann is preparing to return to lurkestan.
GRIFFITHSTOWN. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—The first Sunday School anniversary in connection with the above Church was held in the Mechanics' Institute on Sunday, Sept. 14, when sermons were delivered by the Rev B. Evans, of Cwmbran, in the morning and afternoon, and in the evening by the Rev. T. LI. Jones, of Pontypool. Each service was well attended, the congregation in the evening being very large. The weather during the day proved extremely favourable.—On the Monday following, the children were treated to tea and cake, after which they were taken to a field kindly lent by Mr Champion, where they heartily enjoyed themselves in various games and amusements. In the even- ing, an entertainment was given, presided over by the Rev. T. Ll. Jones, when there was a large audience. The programme consisted of recita- tions by the children, original poetry on Music" i by Mr R. Thomas, and singing by Miss H. Davies and Mrs Hughes, all of which were highly appre- ciated. A MEETING of the Wesleyan Sunday School teachers, officers, and senior scholars was held at the chapel on Thursday week, when tee and cake were heartily partaken of. After tea, addresses bearing on the departure for New Zealand of two of the scholars, William and Alfred Woodhall, were given by Messrs D. Price, H. Creed, W. H. Brown, and Probert.—On Sunday afternoon, Mr D. Morris presented Wm. Woodhall, with a nice Bible, at the same time saying he hoped their young friend would take it as his guide through life, so that whenever he met with trials and difficulties, he might bear them as a Christion; and that thus men might learn the grand lesson of becoming followers of the meek and lowly Saviour of man- kind, the Bible being the secret of England's greatness."—The Superintendent (Mr W. Rees) then presented Alfred Woodhall with a beautiful clasped Bible, and in a few well-chosen words dwelt upon the pain of parting with schylars and friends, as well as the sorrow of parents when parting with their dear children at death. They knew they should meet again in heaven, if not on earth. He hoped, after all, though they parted on earth, whether for a foreign country or at death, they would not lose the great point and be parted from each other for ever, when Christ came to di- vide the sheep from the goats, but that every teacher, officer, and child should meet again in heaven.—While the Superintendent was speaking, several of the scholars could be seen with their cheeks bathed in tears. After the Benediction, the children sang There'll be no parting there;" from Sankey's Songs and Solos.—We wish our young friends 11 God speed" in their new enter- prise.
UPPER CWMBRAN. | ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Sunday last, the anniversary services of the Primitive Methodist Chapel were held, when a sermon was preached in the morning by Mr H. Collier. The morning ser- vice was held in the chapel, but this being found too small for the congregation, the afternoon and evening services were held in the Board School- room, the Rev. C. Shergoid, preaching two excel- lent sermons. On Monday evening, a lecture was delivered by Mr Shergold on The genius of the Bible," Mr H. Parfitt, of Ashley House, presiding. The anniversary was of a highly satisfactory na- ture.
PONTNEWYDD. WE are glad to learn that the tender of our re- spected neighbour, Mr H. Parfitt, builder, for the erection of a new Primitive. Methodist Chapel and Schoolroom at Risca, has been accepted. The ten- ders received were as follows :—T. Prosser, New- port, £ 1,950; G. Thomas, Newport, £ 1,800; T. A. Linbrick, Porth, £ 1,598; James Lewis, Ferndale, 11,565; H. Parfitt, Pontnewydd, £ 1,515 Win. Jones & Son, Newport, £ 1,490. JUVENILE TEMPLARS' OUTING.-The Juvenile Templars, under the care of Mr S. Poulton, their Superintendent, had their annual outing on Mon- day last, the visit being to Raglan Castle. On ar- riving at the Castle Gates, they were received by Mr Cuxson, who kindly took them over the place, pointing out the most ancient relics and features of interest. Various games were then indulged in, and a substantial tea was subsequently provided in one of the old bowers. A very pleasant day was spent.
¡ CWMBRAN. EISTEDDFOD,- W e understand that alarge num- ber of names have been sent in as competitors for the various prizes to be awarded at the Eisteddfod to be held at the Wesley Hall, Cwmbran, on Modday next. ACCIDENT AT HENLLIS COLLIERy.-On Saturday afternoon, between 3 and 4 o'clock, an accident happened to a man named John Powell, while en- gaged in his work as a bond-man on the main underground slope in Henllis Colliery, Cwmbran. When a short way up the slope one of the trams got off the rails, and he sprang off the bond to signal the engine-man, when owing to a sudden forward movement of the trams, caused by the derailment, he was thrown down under the laden trams, and had his leg and collar- bone broken, besides receiving other severe injuries. Dr Cousins's assistant was immediately sent for, but, very opportunely, as the injured man was being conveyed home, Mr J. R. Essex, surgeon, happened to be riding past with Mr W. H. O. Taylor, of Panteg Steel Works, and at once most humanely went to the man's assistance, making the necessary splints & setting the fractured bones with much skill and promptitude. The setting of broken bones before swelling of the flesh has com- menced is of the utmost importance, and the pa- tient in such a case as this one may well feel grateful—as we are informed he does-for a kind- ness which has saved him from much pain and perhaps something still worse.
NEWPORT. SHOCKING DEATH OF A CHILD.—Mr Coroner Brewer held an inquest on Thursday week on the body of a little girl named Ethel Brewer, aged three years, who was supposed to have died from the effects of drinking brandy, and also a toothache mixture. The child having managed to get hold of the bottles, drank the contents, and died in con- vulsions. The jury returned a verdict to that effect.
CWMTILLERY. NEGLECTING WORK.—At Tredegar police-court, on Tuesday, thirteen hauliers and two collide were summoned for neglecting work at the South Wales Colliery, CwmtiEery. The prosecution was con- ducted by Mr Ward, solicitor, Newport. It ap- peared the men refused to go to work on. the 3rd of September, on the plea that an accident had oc- euri "d in the colliery on the previous day. There is a custom when a death results from an explosion or a fall, that all the men in the immediate district leave the work, but in the present case the acci- dent did not occur in a place where any of the de- fondants worked, but in a shaft far away from any of the three collieries belonging to the company. and not in any way connerted with either of the pits. The loso sustained by the company was serious, for besides losing the sale of coal and a good contract just commenced, they had to pay the common charges which went on during the stop- page. The defendants requested an adjournment, to enable them to procure legal assistance. It was stated that the summonses had been served on the 17th inst., but as Col. Heyworth, the managing director, expressed a wish that the defendants should have the fullest opportunity to hear the law on the point, so as to guide them in the future, and Mr Ward offering no objection, provided the costs of the day were paid, the Bench granted an adjournment for a fortnigxt, by which time Mr Plews will be home. The Bench Col. Hevworth has behaved exceedingly well in cansenting to an 9 adjournment, although you have been very badly advised in asking for it. If works are to be kept going, men must work regularly, and I hope you will think of this. Hold your meetings, but don't let the work stop pending your deliberations, and try and impress this on your fellow-workmen.
ABERTILLERY. Through the Llandaff Church Extension So- ciety, the Rev. H. Walters, our esteemed Vicar, will be enabled to have the assistance of a curate in his parochial duties. Mr Davies, the missionary, preached an excellent sermon in St. Michael's Church last Sunday evening; and regular services are to be held in Cwmtillery, to commence next Sunday. We hear that Mr Davies will be sta- tioned in Cwmtillery for two years.
CAERPHILLY. ON Friday morning last, a lad named Alfred Vines, employed by the Rhymney Railway Com- pany at the Aber Junction, fell when trying to jump on a mineral train in motion, and broke his leg. He was taken to the Cardiff Infirmary, and is now progressing favourably. ON Saturday morning, at Caerphilly Station, a gentleman named Furgeson had his back injured severely by a fall sustained in endeavouring to jump on a goods' train whilst in motion. THE proceeds of the complimentary concert to Master Baker, amounting to X6, were presented to him on Monday evening, at a public meeting held for that purpose, and presided over by the Rev Thomas Jenkins.
TREDEGAR. FATAL ACCIDENTS.-On Monday morning, an old tramp named Daniel Clifford, aged 67, sue- cumbed to injuries received in the works on the previous Friday. The old man had gone to make up his bed near the forge, and in getting out of the way of some passing trucks was crushed against the wall and dreadfully bruised about the body.— On the same day a mason named Poynton, while taking water from a small pond at Sirhowy, over- balanced himself and fell in on his face, and was smothered before he could be extricated. It is surmised that he was seized with some kind of fit. POLICE COURT, FRIDAY.—Elizabeth Jones, re- spectably connected, and residing with her rela- tives at Brynmawr, was sentenced to 21 days at Usk, on a charge of stealing four shirts from the shop of Ephraim Williams, draper, Ebbw Vale, on the 19th inst.—Jane Parton, twice previously con- victed of larceny, was committed for trial at Usk on a charge of stealing a vest from the shop of Ephraim Williams, draper, Ebbw Vale, on the lath September.
ABERDARE. STEALING COAL.-At the Aberdare weekly police court, on Tuesday, the Stipendiary, Mr R. H. Rhys, Mr R. Edwards, and Mr W. E. Williams, on the Bench, Robert Roberts, a collier, was brought up charged with stealing coal, the property of the Aberdare and Plymouth Company. P.c. Moles, stationed at Llwydcoed, stated that on Saturday, the 20th inst., about half-past four, he saw pri- soner in a patch on the top of the mountain. He watched him for three quarters of an hour digging up a vein of (coal. Eventually he went up and asked prisoner if he had permission to cut the coal, and he said, No; it was only a bit to take home. I did not think I was doing any harm, I have been here cutting three or four times before." Prisoner cut nearly 34 ewts. of ooal. Replying to Mr Rhys, the constable said the coal in question was the upper four feet vein.—Mr Rhys doubted whether the coal in question was the property of the Aberdare and Plymouth Company, and in order that the ownership might be clearly estab- lished, the case was adjourned for a week, J
DOWLAIS. STABBING IN A PUBLIC-HOusE.-On Monday, at the police-court, the Stipendiary on the Bench, William Lewis, a fitter, employed at the Dowlais Works, was charged with wounding Thomas Jones, a man residing at Penydarren. Both parties on Saturday night were drinking in the Prince of Wales Inn, Dowlais. Prisoner took out his pocket knife and stabbed Jones in the side. Jones, in try- ing to wrest the knife out of his possession, also got his hand cut. The stab, which was a light one, was dressed by Dr. Cresswell. The evidence being completed, prisoner was committed for trial at the next assizes.
A KIDNAPPED AMERICAN. During the first year of the war, Captain Pella- tier, a Frenchman by birth but a naturalised American, was sailing with his merchant vessel in Haytian water, when he was seized upon by a war vessel of that country. His vessel and property were confiscated, and he and his crew condemned to death on a charge of piracy, notwithstanding they clearly proved their innocence. All the crew except him were executed why he was not also he never knew. He was kept a prisoner for two years in a very unhealthy prison, during which his health was permanently ruined. Finally he escaped to the United States. He presented his case to the authori- ties at Washington, but owing to the excitement and press of other business during the war, his case was neglected by the authorities, and continued so until four years ago. At that time Judge Cason of Indi- ana, was serving his term in Congress, and at the suggestion of General Ben. Butler, Captain Pellatier employed him to press his claim. Judge Cason advanced money to prosecute the case, both at Washington and Hayti, and for Captain Pellatier to live on, who by this time was in straightened circum- stances. Finally, he got the United States to recognise the claim as just, and through the United States minister at Hayti, present it to that Govern- ment. But here was a further delay, as that Government dispute the claim, the Government hav- ing been changed by revolution since the time of the outrage. At last, the United States, through her minister, demanded a settlement at once, and the Haytians went to work in earnest to examine into the claim. Last month Judge Cason received a letter from Mr. Langston, United States minister at Hayti, that that Government had agreed to settle the de- mand of Captain Pellatier at 600,000 dols., payable 200,000 dols. in three, six, and twelve months. Only a few weeka ago the captain wrote Judge Cason that he was actually suffering for want of the neces- saries of life. By agreement, J udge Cason has a fee of 37 percent, of the amount recovered, giving him a fee of 222,000 dols., being by far the largest fee ever paid an Indiana lawyer.
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