PONTYPOOL PETTY SESSIONS. SATURDAY. Before C. J. PARKES, Esq. (in the chair), and E. J. PHILLIPS, E?q. DAMAGING rROrERTY. James Parry was charged with wilfully tres- passing upon and committing damage to certain property belonging to Mr J. G. Hanbiiry.—Ghas. Williams, in the employ of the prosecutor, proved the case, and said he had many times warned defendant against breaking sticks in the wood, which was the offence complained of in this instance.—The Chairman said the time had come when such lawless proceedings ought to be sternly checked, and the defendant would bo fined 20s, or 14 days hard labour. ASSAULTING A WOMAN. Samuel Briltain, who did not appear, was summoned by Ann Thomas for assaulting her. —The parties reside at Blaenavon, and com- plainant alleged that on the 18th ult. defendant went to her house and accused her of having taken some of his fowls. She replied that she knew nothing about his fowls, when he struck her on the face and arm, causing the blood to flow.—The Bench imposed a fine of 20s, or 14 days hard labour. QUARREL AMONG FEMINIZES. Ann Johnstone was summoned by Adelaide Jones for an assault. The parties are neigh- bours, and live on the Sowhill. Complainant stated that on the previous Saturday evening defendant went up to her, and without, any pro- vocation struck her in the eye and kicked her on the leg.—Emma Munday gave evideuce as to the assault, and P.c. Williams stated that he saw the complainant soon after the occurrence, and her face was then covered with blood.— The womon both indulged in abusive language to each other in Court, and it was more than the officials could do to keep them silent.—Defend- ant was fined 20s, or 14 days imprisonment.— As she was being led to the cells, in default of payment, she shook her fist at the complainant, exclaiming that she would do a month for her yet." A COMMON NUISANCE. John Rees, who failed to answer the charge, was summoned for obstructing the public high- way at Garndiffaith on the 26th ult.—P.c. James stated that he observed a number of men as- sembled at the street corner, and he requested them to disperse. All went away but the de- fendant, who defied him.—Supt. Macintosh said this was not the first case from this district, so that defendant could not say he had received no warning. He was one of a class who simply acted in defiance of the law.—Defendant was fined 5s, the Chairman expressing a hope that it would be a warning, for in any future cases that might come before them offenders might find it somewhat more inconvenient. A STRAYING PONY. William Brinlcworth was summoned for allow- ing his pony to stray on the highway at Ponty- pool, on the 23rd October.—P.c. Blayden proved the charge, and defendant was fined 5s. DRUNK CHARGES. Benjamin Lloyd, who did not appear, was summoned for being drunk at Garndiffaith, on the previous Sunday night.—P.c. Sannders proved the offence, and a fine of 10s 6d was in- flicted, with the alternative of 14 days imprison- ment. Walter Jones, a youth of 16, who did not answer the summons, was charged by P.c. Da- vies with being drunk and incapable on the 22nd ult.—Fined 5s, or four days. Alfred Phillips was summoned for being drunk and riotous at Pontnewynydd.—P.c. Trait stated that about half-past eleven on Saturday night he saw a number of men together, most of whom were making use of very bad language. He ordered them away, but defendant was the only oneoyho did not go.—The Chairman said men like him must be taught that the law was made to be respected. He would be fined 10s, or seven days hard labour. Benjamin Thomas, who was represented by his mother, was summoned for being drunk and riotous at Garndiffaith on the previous Saturday night.—P.c. Saunders described him as being in a fighting humour at the time.—Fined 10s., or seven days. STEALING PEARS. Stephen Cobner and William Edwards, two little boys, were charged, in custody, with steal- ing a quantity of pears, the property of Wm. Moyle,shopkeeper, Blaenavon.—Prosecutor said that a mouth ago some boys broke one of the squares of glass in his shop window, and he had patched it up." Since then the paper had often been torn away aud fruit abstracted from the inside. On Friday night he detected the two prisoners in the act of making off with a quan- tity of pears.—They both pleaded guilty, and were dealt with under the Juvenile Offenders' Act. Edwards, who had been previously con- victed for stealing a box of cigars, was fined 6s and Cobner, whose mother gave him a bad character, was fined 4s. AN OLD OFFENDER. Alary Thomas, an elderly woman, who is per- fectly familiar with the police-court, was charged by P.c. Baines with being drunk at a late hour on the previous night.—Sent to prison for seven days in default of paying 10s. MASTER AND SERVANT. Edward Evans, wheelwright, Goytrey, was summoned by John Hardman for non-payment of 4s 6d, wages alleged to be due.—Defendant engaged the complainant and another man to do some work for him, but found it necessary to pay them off on the second day. The work was not satisfactorily performed, and he consi- dered he had paid them a sufficient sum.—The Bench held that defendant was liable, for the reason that he did not bargain with the men before engaging them. The decision was that he pay each of them Is, and the costs. SUNDAY REVELLERS. William. Rees and John Forrester, neither of whom appeared, were summoned for being drunk and riotous at Varteg on the previous Sunday night.—P.c. James deposed that when he ordered the defendants away they threat- ened to stone him.—Fined 10s each, or seven days' hard labour. A DESERTING HUSBAND. William Hale was summoned for leaving his wife chargeable to the common fund of the Pontypool Union.-a—As he did not appear, a warrant was issued for his apprehension.
POLICE COURT. MONDAY.—Before the Rev J. C. LLEWELLIN. DRUNKENNESS. Catherine Madden was charged with being drunk and riotous on the previous Saturday night, at Pontypool.—P.c. Turner proved the case, and stated that the woman was in a shocking state of intoxication.—Fined 5s, or four days. Sarah Parker rpleaded guilty to being drunk and incapable, at Abersychan, on Saturday night.—Sergt. Lewis stated that he found the woman drunk on the highway, having deserted a child of five years old.—Fined 5s, and allowed a week for payment. COAL STEALERS. Patrick Murphy and John Callaglian were charged with stealiug a quantity of coal, the property of Mr J. C. HilL-Both prisoners pleaded guilty, but as the offence was com- mitted in the Caerleon district, they wore re- manded for trial at that Court.
TUESDAY.—Before C. J. PARKES, Esq. A YOUTHFUL DELINQUENT.—John Morgan, a little boy, was charged with stealing 2d, the property of William Parry, of Blaenavon. The prosecutor's wife said she did not wish to press the charge, and prisoner was bound over to come up for judgment when called upon, and ordered to pay the costs.
Tljinxs are melancholy in the morning because then little bills are all over due. WHEN a pretty girl is attired in wine-coloured silk, in she an intoxicating beautv ? THE REV JOHN SHEWARD, of Milton, Kent, writes October 29th, 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." COMDEN'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. FORD, Chemist, George Street, Pontypool;
THE AFGHAN CAMPAIGN. TREASURE DISCOVERED AT CABUL. MORE FIGHTING AT ALI KHEYL. THE QUEEN AND THE TROOPS. [TIMES TELEGRAMS.] CABUL, Friday, October the 29th.—The abdi- cation of the Ameer, and the introduction of British administration were proclaimed yesterday in the city and despatched to the towns and provinces. The late Ameer, though professing :anxiety to give up the caies of office, is unwilling to hand over the revenue, urging that it is his private property as head of the Duranis. His guard has been doubled, and he is now closely watched, information having been received that he might try to leave, which would lead to com- plications. It is ascertained that, though no help was given to our Embassy, his treasury was saved when threatened by his mutineers. UXDAMUCK, Sunday.—A flying column of 1,500 iniantry and 300 cavalry, under General Gough advances on the 4th towards Cabul, and will meet the force under Macpherson operating towards Gun- damuck, the point of junction being somewhere bo- ween Jugdulluck andKoorabalabi. The latest accounts to the supposition that there will be little or no opposition, the Ghilzai Jirgah held in Tezin having separated after coming to the determination not to fight, for the present at least. Messengers continue to pass between General Roberts and General Gough, but cannot use the high road, and one or tWf, of them have never reached their destination. The time taken by them en route is about 48 hours. The telegraph was opened'to Gundamuck last evening.
THE QUEEN AND THE TROOPS. The following has been sent to [the Indian papers by the authorities at Simla :— By order of the Queen-Empress, the Viceroy has requested the Commander-in-Chief to convey to General Roberts and the troops engaged under his command the expression of her Majesty's warm sat- isfaction with their noble conduct in the very suc- cessful and important action at Charasiab, which the Viceroy lost no time in reporting to her Majesty. The Queen-Empress desires to express to her gallant troops her sorrow for those of their comrades who fell in this action and in the recent brilliant ex- ploit at the Shutargardan, and the Viceroy is com- manded to make known to the Commander-in-Chief her Majesty's anxiety for-further information as to the condition of the wounded."
STATE OF TRADE. At a mass meeting of the South Staffordshire ironworkers at Brierly Hill, on Monday, it was resolved that the time had arrived for the in- crease of wages. The miners are dissatisfied with the present advance. All the men employed in the plate mills of the Consett Iron Company have been served with notices for a reduction of 7 percent. The men refused to abide by Mr Dale's recent award, which they say was only intended to apply to the contractors, and the Company is now seek- ing to enforce the reduction. On Monday morning a meeting of the blast furnacemen and the Ironmasters' Associations was held at Middlesborough. The proceedings lasted three hours. Tho men demanded fifteen per cent. advance on the present rate of wages, and the ironmasters offered seven and a half. The reply of the men will be given on Friday next. A strike commenced on Monday among the boys employed by Messrs Sully, of Bridgwater, at their Forest Collieries, against a recent re- duction of wages. The men had consented to ten per cent. drop, and the youths were under the impression that their wages would remain unchanged. At the first pay on Saturday a con- siderable reduction was made, hence the strike. The colliers are unable to continue operations until the boys resume. Messrs Crawshay and Sons, of Cinderford have voluntarily given their employes at the furnaces an advance of wages of 5 per cent., which came into operation on Monday. At the Hawewell Tin-plate Works, in the Cinderford Valley, belonging to Mr Jacob Chivers and Co., an advance of 7! percent, has been given to the employes. These men are understood not to have been reduced since the commencement of plate-making by the firm at the beginning of the year, although, during a slack period, some few months ago, they were put on reduced time. There has been another remarkable improve- ment in the coal and iron trades of North Staf- fordshire on Monday. Messrs Robert Heath and Sons have raised the price of coal Is. 8d. per ton, and several other firms have done the same. All the leading ironmasters are raising their prices 5 and 10 per cent., and refusing contracts for over two months, except at an advance. At Messrs Robert Heath and Sons' works on Mon- day morning five puddling furnaces were put in, making 34 started by the firm during the last fortnight; and there are now only seven out, and these will/-be started as soon as pud- dlers can be^j-Rgaged at the current rate of wages, whic" ?e much grumbled at. At the Whitfield collieries 150 fresh colliers started on Monday morning, and there are now 500 more men engaged at the pits than a fortnight since. For the first time for three years the whole have started to work day and night, as have several jfdjoining collieries. At Earl Gran- ville's works at Hanley and Etruria, the number of hands engaged daily is very large indeed, and the Chatterley Iron Company are also put- ting on several. At a special meeting of the South Stafford- shire Wages Board, held at Birmingham, on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr Joseph Chamberlain, M.P., the arbitrator, the operatives applied for an advance of wages. The repre- sentatives of the men contended that the state of trade fully justified an advance. The masters contended that the application was premature. They admitted that the present demand was satisfactory, and that the firms throughout South Staffordshire were mostly running their works full time but they urged that the im- provement was of but a temporary character, much of the demand being for speculation ra- ther than consumption. The arbitrator congra- tulated the board on the favourable circumstan- ces under which thoy had met, it being admitted on both sides that it could not be denied that there had been an advance in iron. He thought the improvement rather speculative, and doubt- ed whether it could be sustained, following, as it did, so bad a harvest. The demand from America he regarded as perfectly genuine, and it might be considered permanent. However, the present improvement justified an advance in wages, bnt it would be well to move cautiously, lest iron should be sent up too high for specula- tion. His award would be an advance of 6d per ton, viz., from 7s to 7s 6d, to come into opera- tion on the 17th inst.
TREVETHIN SCHOOL BOARD. The usual monthly meeting of this Board was held at the Town Hal], on Wednesday Nov. otb. Present, W. Conway, Esq, (chairman), and Messrs M. Edwards, R. Greenway, II. Lewis, J. Daniel, E. Jones, W. P. James, and Mr H. Bythway, (clerk). The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Mr Lansdown, architect, attended with plans of the New School at Cwmffrwdoer and Master's house, which were approved ofaby^the Board, subject to alterations which would have the effect of reducing the cost of building. Mr Landsdowh was instructed to complete the plans and specifications by the time of the'next Board meeting. The Clerk Jread a letter from Mr E. Lawrence, solicitor, Newport, clerk to the Llanhillith School Board, respecting an account for coal used at Ciumlin School, and it was agreed to leave the matter in the hands of the representatives of the Board on the Crum- lin School Committee. Mr Daniel proposed that Mr Jee and Mr Eckersley be nominated as managers of Pontypool Board School in addition to those already appointed. Mr Jones seconded the resolution, which was carried unanimously,
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS. A FOOTBALL MATCH between the Star of Pon- typool aud the second fifteen of the Pontypool Juvenile Clubs took place on Thursday. The lat- ter, who played four men short, succeeded in ob- taining four tries" and seven "touchdowns" to one touchdown on the part of the former. AN ENTERTAIUENT, under the auspices of the Temperance Society, was held at Mount Pleasant Chapel on Tuesday evening, the Rev. T. LI. Jones in the chair. The programme consisted of singing, recitations, and readings. There was a good at- tendance, and one pledge was taken at the close. GUY FAWKES' DAY.—Although the celebration of the fifth of November is fast becoming a dying institution in most parts of the kingdom, it was not allowed by the yonth of Pontypool to pass over in silence. For several hours during Wednesday evening reports of the discharge of fireworks could he heard in many parts of the town. The more sen- sible portion of the youthful enthusiasts betook themselves to waste lands outside the town, but a number delighted themselves by throwing lighted squibs and explosive articles against the doors of houses which might happen to be open. No actual harm, however, has been reported. SERIOUS STREET ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday after- noon, as a number of children were leaving school, one of them met with an accident which the merest chance saved from proving fatal on the spot. A little boy named Albert Edward Poulsom, son of Mr John Poulsom, landlord of the Red Lion Inn, climbed on to the front window of the King's Head, in Crane St., at the foot of which are a num- ber of iron spikes. A companion gave his coat a p ill, which caused him to fall, and one of the spikes entered his body. He was attended by Dr. Mason, who state* that the spike narrowly escaped entering a vital part. The little fellow is now doing well. THE REV. JOHN REES, LATE OF PONTYPOOL.— The numerous friends of this gentleman in the town and neighbourhood will be pleased to hear that he was presented, on Thursday week, by the teachers and scholars of St. Mark's Sunday School, Newport, with a testimonial, to show their appre- ciation of his work among them during the last three years. The testimonial consisted of a very beautiful writing case in Russia leather, with an address tastefully illuminated by some of the teachers. The vicar of the parish, the Rev. T. H. Lister, who presided over the meeting, spoke in very kind and affectionate terms of the conduct of Mr Rees during his stay among them. The pre- sentation was made by Mr E. Bellerby, the senior teacher in the school. FOOTBALL PONTYPOOL V. CAERLEON.-This match was played on Saturday last on the ground of the former, and resulted in a draw in favour of the home team. During the first half of the game the visitors were compelled to touch down twice in self-defence, but after half-time Pontypool failed to gain any further advantage. Conspicuous among the visitors were W. Ponsford and Edwards, and for the home team W. Richards and B. Bellingham distinguished themselves. The following is the list of players composing the home team A. H. Collins, Capt. (back), J. D. Jones and J.L. Morgan (f-backs), W. Richards (i-back), B. Bellingham and J. W. Green G-backs), A. H. Collingwood, G. Eliot, W. Farr, A. Joshua, E. Knipe, J. Richards, W. E. Richards, C. Rudman, and R. T. Steedman (forwards). An advertisement of the challenge cup match, "Pontypool v. Aberdare," will be found in another column. ACCIDENT TO A YOUNG GUY FA WKES.-A num- ber of lads were amusing themselves at the C wm on Wednesday night in celebrating the anniversary of the famous Gunpowder Plot, but one unfortu- nately met with an accident which he will long re- member. Two lime-kilns are situated near to each other, one of which was burning. A youth named Bird endeavoured to light a squib from the flame, but lost his balance and fell into a pit 17 ft. deep. Police-constable Adams happened to be on the spot, and he at once procured a ladder, and, de- scendino- into the pit, rescued the lad from his perilous position. Medical assistance was sent for, and on the prompt arrival of Mr Essex's assistant (Mr E. Grange), it was found that in addition to a fracture of the thigh, the boy was badly bruised about his face and head. His injuries were at- tended to, and he is now doing well. CATHOLIC MISSION COLLEGE AT PONTYPOOL.— The Provincial of the Franciscan Capuchin Order in England, the very Rev F. Pacificus, in conjunc- tion with the other Superiors of the Order, con- template the building ot anew House at Pontypool where the young students may pursue the study of theology and philosophy, and be trained for of theology and philosophy, and be trained for their future work as Missioners among the work- ing classes and the poor of the country. The site for the building has been fixed upon in the large field adjoining the Catholic Schools, and as soon as sufficient funds can be raised for the purpose, the work will commence. According to the Franciscan rule, which follows as nearly as possible the letter and spirit of the Gospel, no member of the Order may possess any property whatever, so that when sent out on missions they go as the first Evangel- ists did, without purse or scrip," and depend entirely on alms for their support. The funds for the new building have to be raised entirely by subscriptions which will be held in trust for the purpose. It is hoped that the work of laying out the ground, digging foundations, &c., may be a means of employing some of the poor labourers of Abersychan and the neighbourhood, who are suf- fering so severely from the pressure of hard times. WESLEYAN THANKSGIVING FUND.-At the An- nual Conference, held at Bradford in 1878, it was resolved to commemorate the great change which was then inaugurated in the constitution of the Conference-in the admission of an equal number of laymen to its sittings—by starting a Thanks- giving Fund." Several meetings have been held in various parts of the country. The amount con- tributed and promised up to the present is about X190,000, and it is expected to reach £ 250,000. The objects contemplated by the fund are the ex- tinction of various connexionatliabilities, the erec tion of an additional college in the neighbourhood of Birmingham, the establishment of an orphan- age, aid to aged and necessitous local preachers, and a more vigorous prosecution of both home and foreign work.—A public meeting, in connection with the above fund, was held in the chapel, in High-street, Pontypool, on Tuesday evening-R. Greenway, Esq., presiding. The attendance was large. Addresses were given by ministers and other friends. The tone of the meeting was ex- cellent throughout. The amount contributed and promised amounted to .£280, which, considering the state of trade in this district, is beyond what was expected. I.O.G.T.—A public meeting in connection with the Hope of Pontymoil Lodge was held in the Ragged School Mission Hall, Pontymoile, on Mon- day' evening last. Bro. Matthews, of Newport, presided, and in his opening remarks said he had been 23 years a total abstainer, and presided over the first Good Templars' meeting held in Newport or in the county of Monmouth. The speaker, who caused much amusement by his corpulent figure and rosy cheeks, said he had many times been ac- cused of not being loyal to the cause of total abstinence, for his accusers said that it was im- possible for a man to be so healthy and stout as he was without the use of stimulants. He then took them to Mr Fennell's establishment, and there showed them a large number of nne, fat fish, and he asked them the question, How did they get so stout without the use of stimulants ?" Why, be- cause they used plenty of cold water. His advice, therefore, to all present who wished to le healthy, wealthy, and stout, was to use plenty of cold water inside and out. Bro. T. R. Allan, D.S., also very eloquently addressed the meeting, and said he gave up the use of intoxicating liquors because he found he was getting to like it. For the last four or five years he had been trying to find the definition of moderation. He had a conversation last week with a man who told him he was a moderate drinker, and on the question being asked as to how many o-lasses of grog he could drink, he replied, twenty, and stand it; whereas another man, if he drank two glasses, found his knees too weak to suppoit his body, and required propping. Therefore it ap- peared to him moderation was not the quantity taken, but what a man was able to stand. He urged all young men and women to come and join "our Order." Bro. Thompson, who was the fa- vourite of the evening, caused roars of laughter by his Temperance songs, and each was encored. The following is the programme :— Address—Chairman. Antheni-I-ll. Thomas and Party. Recitation—Fireman's Wedding-Bro. Thompson. Song-The ruined publican (encored)-Bro Thompson. Address—Bro. Allan, D.S.. -p. Recitation—Christmas Song—Bro. H. Davies, D.M. Song-The lost child—(encored)—Love of birds-Bro Thompson. Song-Love at home—Mr T. Thomas. Recitation-The drunkard's child—Sister A. Edwards. Address-Bro. Richards. Recitation-The drink demon—Bro. Jones, uwmoran. The meeting was closed by singing "The I.O.G.T." The Mission Hall was crowded, many being unable to gain admittance. Six pledges were taken at the close of the meeting.
BLAENAVON. WESLEY CHAPEL.—The annual missionary meet- ing was held on Monday evening. The attend- ance was much in excess of former years. Ad- dresses were given by the three circuit ministers, that by the Rev. R. S. Coe being marked by unu- sual eloquence, and produced a great effect. Ihe collections were considerably in advance of last year, POPULAR ENTERTAINMENT.—On Monday even- ing, a popular entertainment was given in the King St. Baptist Chapel by the choir and other friends. Every thing in the programme was ex- ceedingly well rendered, and the whole of the large audience of about 4.00 persons were much pleased. The profits will help in defraying the expenses of the juveniles of the choir in attending at Ponty- pool Eisteddfod. Mr W. Merriman presided in a very able manner, and Mr D. Bowen played the accompaniments in his usual skilful style. IMPORTANT MEETING.—On Saturday, a large number of colliers met at the White Horse Assembly Rooms. Mr W. Barry, chairman of the workmen's committee, presided. The purpose of the meeting was the con- sideration of some allegations which had been made against Dr. Quirke, surgeon to the works, concerning the treatment of a man named Langford, who met with an accident three months ago. when underground, by which his leg was broken. Dr. Quirke and Dr. Greeley (one of his assistants), attended and set the limb. About the fourth day after this Dr. Quirke received notice that, his services were no longer required. Dr. Pearce, of Lbnelly, was sent for, and afterwards at- tended to Langford. Dr. Quirke had been asked to at- tend the meeting, and make his statement of the case, which he did. He said that Dr. Greeley and he had dressed the limb. It was a bad case the sharp edge of the bone had cut into a blood vessel, which he tried to tie up, but failing to do so, he plugged the wound. He feared bleeding from this blood vessel. Had used two splints. (A person called out a denial that there were two splints.) Dr. Qairke, resuming, said he had never used only 2 splints in such a case in his life (con- fusion.) Could bring Dr. Gree'ey from Ireland to cor. roborate what he said. Dr. Greeley visited the man frequently afterwards. A woman came to him on the Monday with two splints, and told him he need not at- tend Langford again. If Langford was not satisfied with the assistant, he should have sent to him to say so but he (Dr Quirke) had not heard anything of the sort. Dr. Pearce, of Llanelly, then entered the room, accompanied by some friends, and much confusion ensued. Dr. Quirke said he would not remain in the room if Dr Pearce was there, and a discussion followed as to Dr Pearce's presence, in the course of which Hy. Fisher, a collier, said that he helped to carry Langford home from the Garn Pits after the accident, and was present while the broken leg was set. Only one splint was put on the leg, and what looked like brown-paper stuff on the other side. Dr. Quirke having asked the Chairman who was to remain in the room, Dr. Pearce or himself, a scene of confusion again ensued, in the course of which Dr Quirke left the room, and the land- lord, Mr James, entered, and expressing his surprise at the disturbance, said that unless there was better order he would have the room closed. This had the desired effect. The Chairman then called upon Dr. Pearce to make his statement. He said he been called in to see Langford about the fourth day after the accident. He examined the leg, and found it in a critical state. He took off the splint, only finding one, and that was too short for a man. He cleaned & dressed the wound in about three hours time. Found small coal dust in the wound. The end of the splint had pressed upon the ankle and caused a wound, and the heel had a wound from pressing upon the hard mattress. Mortification set in, which extended to the bowels. If the man had been left until the next day, nothing could have saved him. George Langford was called upon, and said that Dr Greeley never opened his leg, although he had asked him to do so on Sunday. Had asked to see Dr Quirke, but Dr Greeley said he knew as much about broken bones as Dr Quirke. There was only one splint. When Dr Pearce came on Sunday, he felt a warm sensation in the bowels. The question of the payment of Dr Pearce for his services was discussed, some proposing a sub- scription throughout the works, while others said it ought to come out of the sahiry of the doctor, but no definite resolution was adopted, and it was decided to hold another meeting next Monday.
GARNDIFFAITH. j WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—The annual meeting was held on Monday eveding, the 27th ult. The at- tendance was unusually large. Very telling ad- dresses were given by the circuit ministers (Revs R. S. Coe and L. Westlake; and a very effective speech was given by the Rev D. M. Davies, of Sardis. The collections were more than double the amount of last year. HARVEST THANKSGIVING.—On Sunday last, the Rev D. M. Davies preached two very powerful harvest sermons at Sardis Independent Chapel: in the morning in Welsh, and in the evening in English. The chapel was crowded in the evening, when the preacher based his discourse upon the words found in Joel, ii. chap., 26 verse And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God that hath dealt won- drously with you, and my people shall never be ashamed." In dwelling upon the wondrous deal- ings of God with men in the way of Providence, the speaker said He is not an inactive God, as some people seem to imagine; He is a God of power and great might; He doeth wonders; He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep;" H My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." This power of God has been manifested ere this in great and terrible judgments. Such was the deluge in the time of Noah; such was the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.. The judg- ments of God were heavy upon the nation in the time of the prophet Joel. The day of his visita- tion was a day of darkness and gloominess-a day of clouds and of thick darkness. But these judg- ments are exceptions. The rule is that He exer- cises His power in works of mercy and unspeakable love • He <nves us seed time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night; He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of°the harvest. It is God that provides for our wants He is the great King of the Universe; He openeth his hand, and all his creatures are filled with food. We have nothing that we can call onr own ;°He giveth us richly all things to enjoy. Job, the Patriarch of Uz, was deeply impressed with this truth, for he said, The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." God provides abundantly for the wants of His people, Ye shall eat in plenty and be satis- fied." Always remember that this promise can be realized only by those who are of a contented spirit. We are not told that we shall have abun- dance of the luxuries of life, but of tha necessaries of life. The Israelites got weary of the manna in the wildernes; they desired more luxurious living. God never meant to satisfy such grumbling people as they were. When our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ miraculously fed the multitude, the very same power which multiplied the loaves and fishes could have proviped for them a splendid banquet of the choicest delicacies. It did not please Him to do so; we are only promised an abundance of the necessaries of life. He will constantly pro- vide for the wants of His people. The words of the text are in the form of a promise, which should cheer us when looking on to the dark f ature-" Ye shall eat in plenty." As He has been with us in the past, so will He be with us in the future He gives us day by day our daily bread. But some of you are ready to say that our prospects this year are not very bright, because tne harvest has not been so abundant as usual. But you must look at other countries as well as our own. Many large countries have been blessed this year again with plenty, and they are ready to supply us, and this has a tendency to show that God wants all man- kind to be in unity and peace with each other over every country throughout the wide world. We notice again in our text, man's expression of grati- tude for the bounties of God's Providence-H Ye shall praise the name of the Lord your God." We ought to praise Him with hearts and lips. His gifts are so numerous that we need not be ashamed to praise Him with all the energies of our nature; praise Him in your life by giving entire obedience unto Him, and submitting to His will in all tilings; praise Him by placing 11 child-like confidence in Him. We need not fear when God is with us; praise Him also by seeking His spiritual blessings. The closing remarks were also very appropriate, and had great effeet on the congregation, having reference to the harvest of sou,s.-On Monday, prayer meetings were held, when the attendance was so large that the services were continued during the week, and, we are happy to add, much good hits been done.
PANTEG. HARVEST FESTIVAL.—The annual festival was I celebrated at Panteg Church on Thursday week. There was administration of the Holy Communion at 8 a.m. At 7.30 in the evening there was a full choral service, when an impressive sermon was preached by the Rev. Lewis Usk Jones, B.D., of Llangasty, Taly-Llyn, near Brecon. The rev. gentleman exhorted his hearers to look up to God as their Friend even in their afflictions and losses, and to feel assured that these things were sent to us in love. The Benedicite, Omnia Opera" was appropriately substituted for the usual anthem. The congregation was a good one, and the offertory was devoted to the sick and poor of the parish. Over the altar-table was a scroll gracefully sur- rounding three lilies, and containing, in the centre, a small cross with the letters, "I.H.S." The choir banner was suspended over the chancel entrance to the organ chamber, and flowers and small sheaves of corn were tastefully arranged by the Misses Eliot, Miss Goodyer, Mrs J. Eley, Miss Joseph, and Mrs W. Davies. One striking feature in the de- corations was a cross of white ffowers floating upon the water in the font.
GRIFFITHSTOWN. THE PRIZE DRAWING.-The prize drawing in connection with Ebenezer Chapel took place on Thursday week. A list of the winning numbers will be found in our advertisment columns. The plan adopted in drawing may be briefly described. Two small barrels were provided, both of which were made to rotate upon a spindle. All the du- plicate were put into one barrel, and all the prize tickets into the other. Master H. Griffiths -a,- appointed to draw out the duplicates, W. F. Summers the prize tickets. ? £ essr| fiths, J. Goodenough, and T. Richardson scrutineers and audifors, and Mr D. H. Whitniu, as secretary. After the barrels had been rapidly revolved, one drew out a duplicate and the other a prize ticket. This process of revolving and draw- ing was kept up till the whole were drawn. The schoolroom in which the drawing took place was well filled with spectators, and all appeared to be perfectly satisfied with the system adopted, even though in many cases they were unsuccessful. We may mention that the first prize (a harmonium, by Mr Hillier, of London, oboained from Mr W. H. Haskins), was won by a man in humble circum- stances living at Pontrhydyrun), a result that ap- pears to have given pleasure to all parties. The schoolroom was beautifully decorated, reflecting great credit upon the willing hands engaged in the work.—An evening concert was held in the chapel, which was presided over by the pastor, the Rev J. Tucker, when a well-selected programme was gone through in a very creditable monner by the Grif- fithstown Glee Party, assisted by other sriends. The solos were sung by the Misses Conway, Hunt, and Jones, and Mr W. H. Brown. Messrs Brown and Morgan also sang the duet, All's well, in a most efiicient style, which was very heartily en- cored. The accompaniments were played by Messrs T. H. and E. G. Morgan, and Mr J. Evans. The Glee Party was conducted by Mr W. Conway. The prize harmonium was played upon the occa- sion and a duet by the Messrs Morgan, on the harmonium and piano, was a rare treat. Mr T. H. Morgan also played two pianoforte solos during the evening in a mnsterly manner. The chapel was densely packed, and the whole passed off very satisfactorily- The usual votes of rhanks having been passed, the proceedings were closed by sing- ing the National Anthem.
CAERPHILLY. The 5th of November was celebrated chiefly by the juvenile population, who were kept moving" by the police. Harvest Thanksgiving Services were held, morn- ing, afternoon, and evening, at the Tonyfelin Baptist Chapel, on Wednesday. The first of a series of entertainments, to be held during the ensuing winter, was given on Wednes- day evening with much success. The programme, which consisted of songs, readings, and instru- mental selections, was sustained by local amateurs, assisted by friends from Cardiff. Mr Williams, organist of Llandaff Cathedral, presided at the piano.
[BY TELEGRAPH.] THE FLEET NOT COUNTERMANDED. From official information it appears that the British Government has not countermanded the dispatch of the Mediterranean Fleet to Vourlah, but Vice-Admiral Hornby has telegraphed that he is delayed at Malta by the unfitness for sea of the Temeraire."
SERIOUS RIOT AT EXETER. An alarming riot took place at Exeter early on Thursday morning. It arose out 01:1 5th of November demonstration. The mob attacked a Bank, and the Riot Act was read. The 11th Regiment proceeded to the Cathedral yard, where they were ordered to fix bayonets and load with ball cartridge. The police used their staves, and succeeded in clearing the yard hy 3 a.m. Several rioters were apprehended. The Bank rate this day (Thursday) advanced to 3 per cent.
[BY TELEGRAPH.] BRISTOL CORN MARKET.—THURSDAY. On our market to-day English wheat was in mode- rate supply, and dry samples fetched from Is to 2s less money, while damp samples were unsaleable, loreigu wheat was very slow, aud rather cheaper spring corn is lower.
MAIDSTONE CORN MARKET.—THURSDAY. All samples of wheat are held at prices lately current. Many of them are damp. and for sach figures arc very low." Fine malting barley makes up to 54s, but the greater part is of inferior quality. A few samples of English oats at market. New peas make 37s.
BRISTOL CATTLE MARKET.—THURSDAY. We had a fair supply of English beef, which sold well best, 07s to 70s middling. 5(>s to 0(»s. Mutton I very plentiful; best wethers, 8<1 to d. Moderate sup- ply* of store cattle all sold at about late rates. 1200 pigs bacon, 9s 3d; porkers, Us GJ. to 10».
LONDON CATTLE MARKET.—THURSDAY. 800 boasts trade quiet, but firm 4s to 5: 6d. 3530 sheep; 5s GÜ to lis Gd. 3UO calves 4s Gd to 5s 4d per 8 lbs.
LONDON HAY MARKET.—THURSDAY. Good supply trade dull no alteration in prices, except for straw, which is lower. Prime clover, l(M>s to 130s; inferior, 70s to !»5s. Prime meadow hay, 85s to 100s; inferior, 3005 to 75s. Straw, 32s to 40s per loud.
[STANDARD TELEGRAMS.] The Ameer has given information to General Roberts that there are about nine lacs of rupees buried in the city. This money was the property of the mother of Abdulla the favourite son of Shere Ali. Eight lacs were unearthed to-day, chiefly gold coins. All were confiscated for the present, the army having little treasure with it. Eleven prisoners have been fixceuted since the trials began. Sixty persons have been examined about the massacre. Much false evidence has been given. In Cabul the search for arms and embassy property continues. The chamberlain of Yakoob Khan has been ar- rested. The reason for this step is not stated. There are some indications of order being restored along the Khyber route. The chief, Asmatoollah, has up to the present been the principal cause of cur anxiety. If he comes in there will probabiy be no more fight- ing in the Khyber. He complains that we deserted him on a former occasion, and that is the reason of his remaining out. The tribes consequently give us all the trouble they can. Means will no doubt be found to secure the good-will of Asmatoollah if the safety of our communications can be thus secured. The Shutur-i-gardan has been abandoned. A brigade started on Saturday to open the Khyber route.
[REUTER'S TELEGRAMS.] A telegram from Simla says :—It is fully expected here that the Cabuli regiments now in Herat will desert en masse subsequent movements, however, not capable of being estimated. Attitude of Ayook Khan, Governor Herat, not known for certainty. There has been severe fighting at Ali Kheyl, and more expected at Khocrum, and on slopes of Safeid Koh. Alreedi tribes, with Zaimukhts and allied clans, are mustering in force; said to be about jo,000 strong. General Tyler, with flying-column formed out of his own brigade preparing actively to encounter them. His immediate operations not disclosed, and it is possible that he has before now met them. Viceroy and members of the Government expected to leave Simla for cold-weather season on the loth inst. The Ahmed Kheyl and Hassan Kheyl tribes have made their submission, 1 given hostages for their good behaviour to the British authorities.
Bishop Colenso says that, on the best authority, I the cost of the Zulu War will not be less than eight millions.
POPULAR READING & MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT. On Thursday evening, Oct. 30th, the third of a series of popular reading and musical entertain- ments was given in the Town Hall, for the benefit of the Tranch Church. This entertainment may be looked upon as a brilliant success in everyway, The attendance was remarkably good, proving most unmistakeably that the residents of Ponty- pool and the neighbourhood are not slow to COUll- tenance by their presence any social gathering which has for its immediate object the furtherance of a good cause. The audience spent a thoroughly enjoyable evening, if we may judge from the marked attention paid, and the frequent plaudits accorded to those who sought to entertain them. From the unavoidable and much-to-be-regretted absence of the Rev D. O. Davies and Mr Charles Lawrence, a slight alteration took place in the programme, when Miss Ada Williams kindly con- sented to play a pianoforte solo, and Mr A. Bab- bidge was good enough to sing an additional song. Mr C. H. Copley had been announced on the bills as the chairman of the evening but he was unable to be present. However, the difficulty in securing a chairman was happily tided over by the timely arrival at the Hall of the Rev John Jones, senior curate of Trevethin, who without any mock modesty or false delicacy acceded to the request that he would preside over the entertainment. We were highly pleased at the very able manner in which his duties of the evening were performed, and we must express unfeigned admiration of his most excellent speech after his appearance on the plat- form. His remarks were most apropos, and we feel it would be a difficult task to improve upon the speech of the rev. gentleman. The worthy chairman, having apologised for Mr Copley's ab- sence, stated that he was very glad to see so many present, and hoped they would be quite satisfied and benefited by the time they got to the end of the programme. These entertainments were not only innocent and amusing, but also highly bene- ficial, for most of the pieces read had good morals from which we could all learn something which would enable us to pass through life more smoothly than we generally do. The latent powers of the in- habitants of the town and neighbourhood were brought out, for those persons endowed with supe- rior abilities had the opportunity of distinguishing themselves. Also there was a mutual benefit aris- ing from these entertainments, for those persons who kindly came forward to read and sing had to apply themselves assiduously, that they might be able to render their pieces with good effect and taste, thereby improving their own talents, as well as edifying and entertaining their audience. On the conclusion of these and further suitable obser- vations, the chairman called upon Miss Ada Wil- liams to play a pianoforte solo, and her effective rendering of a charming piece, entitled, "Der Freischutz," was warmly applauded. Mr À. Bab- bidge, who sang three songs during the evening, was well received, being loudly encored after each song. A Warrior Bold" and The Tar's Fare- well were sung in a manner which showed that he had made no mean progress in the delightful art of singing. Two quartettes, H Sweet and Low" and The Dawn of Day," were sweetly rendered by Miss Croom, Miss Reece, Mr T. Taylor, and Mr H. Spence. Miss F. Williams sang in a plea- sing manner a ballad entitled,, When the heart is young," for which she justly merited the warm applause she received. She made a decidedly favourable impression on this her debut before the public of Pontypool. Possessing a powerful and well-cultivated voice, with a fine range of compass, she has qualifications which eminently fit her to take a high place amongst public singers, and we hope ere long to have the pleasure of again listen- ing to another of her well-chosen songs. Mr J. Phillips added to the evening's enjoyment by giving two clarionette solos, whilst Mr Deacon played two solos on the violin. Both gentlemen were greeted with a perfect ovation by their numerous friends and admirers, and we may safely affirm, without fear of contradiction, that they have reached the zenith of popularity in this locfthty-a locality which contains many ardent lovers of good music.. Miss A. Jenkins' song, "Take back the heart that thou gavest," was nicely sung. She has attained no small degree of popularity in this neighbourhood, and we hope to hear her again before the close of the entertain- ments now being held fortnightly. Mr Pitten, who sings well, sang a song called The Noble Twenty-fourth." In justice to Mr Pitten, we must sa.y that, though suffering from a severe cold, he yielded to a pressing request to sing, The Rev A. Wilkins gave an impressive reading from Toul Sohoold.yo," wKilofc Mr H. Spence excited the risible faculties of his hearers by his exceedingly droll rendering of a reading from the pen of the genial Charles Dickens. The chairman then called upon all to sing with loyal and true hearts God save the Queen," after which the people dispersed, evidently well-pleased with what they had heard.
FROM PONTYPOOL TO CALCUTTA BY THE REV. T. R. EDWARDS, (Late Student of Pontypool College.) We are indebted to the President of the Col- lege for the following interesting account of Mr Edwards's voyage on his way for mission work in India. We hope to continue the arti- cles, week by week, until concluded:- SUNDAY, Oct. 19th, 1879.-The journey by night to London was as pleasant as it could be. I had many things to meditate upon, but in spite of its discomforts it passed away rapidly and pleasantly. Indeed, I feel quite dumb when I attempt to express my thanks to you for your great kindness and also that of the students. I wish there were some better way than words to show fully and clearly what I feel. I assure you I go forth to India feeling a deep indebtedness, which I never can discharge; but I will always be bound to you, to Mrs Lewis, and the students, by a bond of grateful love never to be broken'; and I cannot tell you how encouraged I feel when I think that I have your love and sympathy, best wishes and prayers. Truly, this will ever be a stimulus to me,and will stir me up and impel me forward even when disheartened at the trials and difficulties I will have to encounter. MONDAY, Oct. 20.—What a glorious morning! The sun is shining brightly, and has dried yes- terday's dirty streets. A wet day is always un- pleasant but a wet, foggy day, and especially Sunday in London, is exceedingly miserable; and such a day was yesterday. But now how beau- tifully changed. May this be a favourable omen of the voyage before us. How quickly the hours of morning speed away It is twelve o'clock be- fore we are aware of it, and at twelve o'clock our train starts to convey us to the vessel awaiting us down at Gravesend. We hurry off to the station, and there we find our party hurrying into the train, and taking farewell of their friends. We hasten to follow their example, and take our seats in a highly-excited state of mind. The guards hurry to and fro the engine gives two or three piercing shrieks, and then rushes madly out of the station. On our way to Tilbury Pier, it was delightful to see the sunshine chasing the sha- dows over the fields, for now the sky, which was cloudless a short time ago, is disfigured by large dark masses of clouds, which seem to indicate a coming storm. And as we rushed along, the thought struck us—Ah! how like to life is this; how like to the future lying unknown before us Days of sunshine, joy, and happiness; days of trouble, care, and sorrow. The one element will be so blended with the other as to lead our thoughts upward, where all is bright and joyous. Well, soon after we got into the train we were quite certain we were at our destin- ation, but when we were almost there we were afraid we never should get there. However, after a time, we did get there, and soon found ourselves on board the tender which was to convey us to the steam-ship Chyebassa," lying a short distance off on the waters of Old Father Thames. As we approached her, the clouds became thicker and blacker, and we could see in the distance the storm approaching. "While we were clambering on board our steamer, the storm broke forth upon us in all its fury. This seemed to us a very unfavourable welcome, but soon the sun broke through, and beautifully painted the bow of promise in all its glowing colours upon the black clouds. Oh, how grand and hopeful to us was the sight! • Old Father Thames, lashed into fury by the storm, was angrily threatening destruction to all on his bosom, and the clouds seemed to have conspired with him in his dreadful work, by hiding away the light of the sun and pouring down their con- tents on our heads. But God sent forth His sun and traced the rainbow colours on the darksome clouds. And as we looked on the scene we could not help breathing upward a prayer that He who gave us that sign of His faithfulness to His pro- mise, would, in all our days of solitude and sea- sons of disappointment and sorrow, give to us the bow of promise, and a glimpse of the shining upperside where we should see His merciful de- signs traced in letters of love. By many the rain- bow was unnoticed, but as it faded away, it filled our hearts with gratitude and hope. The storm now passed altogether away; having, as it were, failed in its design, it seemed ashamed of itself, and vanished altogether away, not leaving even a trace of its appearance on the face of the clear blue sky. We now hurried down to our cabins, tjok a hastv refreshment, hurried up again 0 on deck to bid good-bye to our friends, who kindly came to see us safely on board. And, judging from the eyes of others, and our own feelings, we can truly join with the poet when he said- I never speak the word Farewell But with an utterance faint and broken- A heart-sick yearning for the time When it shall never more be spoken. A few minutes more, and our dear friends, the last remaining tics binding us to dear old Eng- land, were moving slowlv away to the pier from which we came. As the steamboat moved off, many on board her gave a few hearty cheers, which for the life of us we could not understand. s If they had given three groans, or remained si- lent, it would certainly have been more in har- mony with our feelings. Were they given on our safe arrival at some port we could understand it but suppose this again was designed to cheer us. The tender now sprang away, and all we could see was the waving of white handkerchiefs and hats. And now, after a few minutes stay, we be- came conscious that we were moving, slowly at first, then faster and faster, until we were pro- ceeding down the river at a good rapid speed. Thus tl-ic Chyebassa" started on her long, loisg journey for Iudia, with her precious freight of 70 0 souls, exclusive of the crew, which numbered 140, only 14 of whom were Europeans, all the rest being dark-coloured Indians. We could not help saying, half-aioud, "Speed on, noble ship the winds and waves be favourable to thee; for thy safety unceasing prayer is made as thou hast crossed the wave with a missionary band before, so shalt thou again." And some lines came to mind, which, with a little twisting, will express our feelings admirably- Chyebassa," Chyebassa," go fearless and free, And win thy bold course o'er the wide rolling sea; Go bound o'er the surges with double disdain— Thou hast stemmed them before, so stem them again. And now as the speed of the vessel quickens, and the breadth of the river widens, and the surface of the water roughens, we gradually become conscious that we are going indeed, and that we have left behind all we hold dear to us. Until night set in we were busied in walking up and down the deck, watching the shore here and there opening up beautifully to our eyes, with its glittering villages and green fields, and dark background of hills, The sun has now set in a flood of glory, and the moon comes forth in her soft beauty, sweetly illuminating the whole scene, and tipping the dark, murky waves here and there with silver. Tho coast now is only discernable by the lighted houses, which gleam afar across the wave. And on we go, aud away the time flies,and now it is bed-time. As we de- scend to our cabin, we are amused at the perch on which we are to roost. We can compare it to nothing better than a shelf nailed up against the wall, about six feet high. Underneath it is another shelf, on which another passenger is to sleep. The top one is ours, and we were ex- tremely glad it was so, because in case of sickness or of an accident, it would not only be unpleasant, but positively dangerous to the one below. It was with great difficulty we got up into our shelf, and when there we feared tumbling out by the rolling and pitching of the vessel. However the light has now gone out, and we must compose ourselves to sleep. TUESDAY, Oct. 21st.-Our first night on board What a blessing it is over How welcomo is the first indication of dawn Never did we rea- lise so fully what a delightful thing it is to see the sun. And if so to us in a comparatively calm sea, what must it be to the storm-tossed mariner, who has lost his reckoning, and knows not whither he is driftitig ? To him the dawn of day must be the dawn of salvation. How grandly suggestive is the sun rising from its ocean-bed of the Sun of righteousness." Oh, that His beams would arise and flood with saving light the ocean of human misery But we are wandering from our subject. Wo were going to inform you how we passed our first night on board. You may be sure it was a sleep- less one. The perpetual noise of the screw pro- pelling onward the vessel, and the pitching and rolling, as well as the rushing and foaming of the water, were infallible in securing this result. And oh the sensation jnd..Gscri':lable:'that would at times creep over us, as the vessel would give a deeper plunge. It was like lying on the back of some mighty monster engaged in rolling from one side to the other, and then plunging right down and up again. At times on(:'6 blodd would almost run cold, and a chill creep over the heart, as we seemed sinking never more to rise. At about two o'clock in the morning we were seriously startled by the steamer stopping. Some ran on deck to see what was tho matter, while we, although entertaining the worst fears, lay resignedly in bed awaiting the result and presently, to our great joy, the screw started again and continued its vibrations, like the heart-throbs of a mighty monster. After this we tried to go to sleep, but to no avail until about half-past six, when, beginning to dose away, we were startled again by someone close to our ear asking in an undertone if we would have some tea and there, to our great astonish- ment, was a black waiter holding in his hand a large cup of the beverage that cheers, but not inebriates." Of course we took it, and were only too glad to have the opportunity after such a wretched night and, we assure you, never was a cup of tea more enjoyable. This, however, was not th| case with some, for they were very sorry, they said, they had taken it, as It only hastened the swiftly-approaching crisis. About this time the steamer stopped again, but now we were not so much afraid, for we knew it was that the pilot might take his leave. We hastened on board, and found wo were lying off the Isle of Wight, the so-called "Garden of England." To us it presented a rugged and imposing ap- pearance, but its softer glories we could not see, the distance being too great. Dover, Folkestone, Brighton. &c., were all passed while we were, as already described, sweetly wrapped in uncon- scious slumber. Soon the shores of dear old England, as we steamed down the Channel, grew more and more indistinct, and presently were altogether lost to us. All on board complain of the cold and that dreadful annoyance and scourge, sea-sickness," is beginning to com- mence his ravages. Indeed, some have disap- peared altogether since last night, and have not put in an appearance during the greater part of to-day. To-night nearly all the passengers are victims, and a more wretched, helpless appear- ance than they present it would be impossible to describe. Some are lyirife" across the deck in all manner of postures, covered all over, and making one mistake them f&rbundles of clothes, while others are sitting in chairs looking as pale as ghosts. To us, indeed,* it was a season of pleasure we were quite well, and so could lend a helping hand to those who were now too feeble to help themselves. We could also tho- roughly appreciate the grand scene presented to our gaze. The sun had gone down,—the sky was spangled over with fleecy clouds,- the sea was far rou(,Iier in we had yet seen it,—and the moon came* jfc in all her dignity and splendour, pouring a* of glory over the wild scene. The black M »es, as they leaped one above tho other /ptic madness, were I i-a bathed in her soft radialT |? and the spray into which they broke one i kinst the other, and against the ship's side, converted into ten thousand glittering gem Truly it was a grand sight, and we stood gai, g upon it until we were reminded of bed by Ie lateness of the hour and our fatigue and relit tantly we went down to our berth, looking fd.ward to a sleepless night. (To be continued.)
A sicate, measuring over 7ft. aud weighing about 2cwt., ha.s been shown in Glasgow, hayiDg beeo captured; IN LQCII LONG,
VARTEG. The anniversary of the Primitive Methodist Chapel was held on Sunday last, when three ser- mons were preached-those in the morning and evening by the Rev W. Newns, and that in the afternoon by the Rev J. Lloyd. Collections were made at the close of each service. On Monday, the Rev Mr Newns delivered a lecture, subject, Peter Cartwright." The chair was taken by Mr Thomas Williams, cashier. An entertainment was given, on Thursday week, in the schoolroom, in aid of the Wesleyan Sunday schools, which proved a success. The Rev J. Jones, of London, kindly presided. The conductor was Mr S. Lucas, and the accompanist Mr E. Cook. The room was full, and repeated encores were desired, but owing to the length of the pro- gramme could not be responded to. The follow- insr was the •nroaramme :— insr was the •nroaramme :— Anthem—This is the day-Varteg Choir. Song—Barney O'Hea—Miss Polly Bowen. Reading—Franklin's visit to his mother—Mr J. J. Blatchley. Sotig—Mr J. Stephens. Song—S. Lucas. Duet—I'vo wandered in dreams—Miss P. Bowen and Mr J. Thomas. Song—Mr J. Matthews. Dialogue-Christian and his echo—Messrs C. Waters and W. G. Williams. Song—Milly's Faith—Miss Anne ILeare. Song-The stars in heaven are brigbt-Mr J. Bowen. Song-Death of Nelson-Mr J. Thomas. SOllg-Mr G. Lloyd. Song-Kiss me, or say good-bye, darling—Miss A. Keare. Trio—Miss M, Jones, and Messrs Stephen and Harris. Song-Say not woman's heart is bought—Miss Polly Bowen. Duet—Messrs Stephen and Harris. Solo-Arm, arm, ye brave—Mr Harry Blatchley. Quartette-Misses Bowen and Keare, and Messrs Lucas and Blatchley. Anthem—Blessing—Varteg Choir.
I ABERSYCHAN. GnAxD COKCERT.-On Thursday week, the an- nual grand concert in connection with the English Baptist Church in this place was given in the large room at the British Sciiools. There was a large, respectable, and appreciative audience. The fol- lowing vocalists had been engaged for the occa- sion Soprano, Miss M. A. James (Llinos Tydvil), of Merthyr; contralto, Miss Hattie Davies (Pen- cerddes Morganwg), U.C.w. baritone, Mr Wm. Phillips (Gwilyni Cynon). The local performers comprised the choir from the English Baptist Chapel, and friends, conducted by Mr 0, T. Glan- ville and our indispensable old friend, Mr Harry Davis. The proceedings commenced with Bishop's glee, Uprouse ye, my lads," rendered by the choir in very good style. Miss James, who is the pos- sessor of a very sweet and pleasing soprano voice, sang Handel's Let the bright seraphim with much taste. Miss Hattie Davies then sang The lost chord" (Sullivan), with much taste, all pre- sent being highly delighted with her exquisite rendering of this beautiful piece. Receiving an en- thusiastic encore, Miss Davies gave a pretty Welsh air. Much disappointment was now occasioned by n the non-appearance of Gwilym Cynon," who should have been the next performer. In his ab- sence Miss E. Lewis gave a pianoforte solo, fol- lowed by Miss James, who sang, I am a merry Zingara," and in response to an encore, sang a Welsh ballad. Miss Hattie Davies next sang Somebody's coming to-tLorrow," which was loud- ly applauded; and Mr Harry Davis followed with one of Clifton's motto songs, As long as the world goes round," and for an encore gave The learned man." After an interval of a few minutes, the choir gave a glee, Strike the lyre." Miss Hattie Davies then sang a Welsh song, "Gerdotas Fach," by Dr. Parry. Miss M. A. James gave the cava- tina, 0 luce di quest anima," in faultless style and Mr Harry Davis one of his excellent recita- tions, The Inchcape Rock." Then came another glee by the choir—Hatton's Belfry tower." Miss Davies's next song, Twickenham Ferry," was sung with much piquancy and sprightliness, and responding to another loud encore she gave 0 merry goes the time when the heart is young." Miss Lloyd gave a pianoforte solo, and Mr Harry Davis then depicted, in his usual humourous style, the experiences of a victim of The lodging-house cat," and the adventures of Robinson Crusoe, the proceedings terminating with the usnal loyal finale. We must not omit to notice the excellence of the pianoforte accompaniments of Miss E. Lewis and Miss Amy Lloyd, nor the praise due to Mr O. T. Glanville for his pains in the rraining of the choir, whose efficient rendering of the glees was well re- ceived. ————