ittb. jtlantafi. anb iitrRtbs. DEATHS. Aug. 24, at Forge-side, Blaenavon, aged 16 years, Mr. Thomas Oliver Jones, collier. Aug. 26, at Canal-bank, Osborne-road, Pont" newynydd^ aged 52 years, Emma, wife of Mr- George Stickler, collier. Aug. 28, at the Rock and Fountain. Garndif- faith, aged 53 years, Hannah, widow of Mr. Geo. James, labourer. Aug. 29, at Commercial-road, Talywain, aged 57 years, Elizabeth, wife of Mr. Wm. Walker, engine-fitter. engme-fitter. t September 1, at Herbert'ø-road, Garn- di1f<h, El8ithe beloved daughter 0£ Frederick Tei:nplar, saddler, aged bt years. -i
THE RATIONAL SICK AND BURIAL ASSOCIATION. To tht Editor of the høø Prell. Sir,—My last letter was very hurriedly written, I overlooked one point in Mr. William Smith's letter, to which he evidently attaches much im- portance, as he speaks of it as "a nut for them to crack." The reference is to the fact of an Oddfel- lows' Lodge having paid £ 500 for the privilege of joining the Rational Society. Mr. Smith is careful not to give the name of the lodge and the circumstan- ces surrounding the incident. But apart from this, it does not strengthen his case. It is only just and reasonable that a society having- accumulated fund* and about to hand over all its risks and liabilities to another society should contribute something to the common stock. Either the Oddfellows' Lodge in question was solvent or insolvent. If solvent it was simply mad to throw away its "bird in the hand" and to sink its wealth in a society having a deficiency after valuation of £ 175,000. If insolvent, and t.hia it might easily be in spite of its £ 500, it simply shews that the National Society is willing to take anybody and everybody into its already worm-eaten and over-burdened craft without troubling to think what the ultimate consequences must be. I am, &c., AN OLD FBXJCNDLY SOCIETY WORKER. August 29,1891.
THE LICENSING SESSION AT PONTYPOOL. To the Editor of the Free Press. Sir,—With your kind permission I desire to make a few remarks on your excellent report of the licensing session at Pontypool. I observe that the police opposed the renewal of 11 licences, and were successful only in two cases. The police also opposed the transfer of the licence from Pentwyn Tavern, Abersychan, to Cwm Court House, Llanhilleth. This transfer was also ojposed ull, by Mr. 'Percy Phillips the ownerof Lla Ueth House, who, it was ??id, feared damage would be done to the residential character of his house, and in the event of Cwm Court being used as a public- house, it was quite conceivable that the place would be inundated by drunken persons and prejudically affected by them," and to nave a public-house near Llanhilleth House would be a great nuisance." Now, Mr. Editor, the objection of Mr. Percy Phillips to have a public-house set up near his house is quite intelligible to anyone living near a public-house. Another application followed for the removal of a licence from the Union Foundry Inn, Llanhilleth, to a new inn to be erected by Messrs. Partridge, Jones, and Co. in the same neighbourhood. Mr. Percy Phillips, strange to relate, gives evidence in favour of this application, because it will be 200 ards away- and quite out of sight of Llanhilleth ouse or any part of its gtounds." The!nagistr?tes ,retired to consider, and, in giving their decision, •stated, as one reason for refusing to grant a transfer of the licence from Pentwyn Tavern to Cwm Court, that Cwm Court -was very near the residence of Mr. Phillips, and they must take into consideration the nuisance it would be to a gentleman to have a pub- lic-house situated very near his own house and grounds. The application in favour of Cwm Court is re- fused because one gentleman's house is near and will suffer, and the application for the new inn is granted notwithstanding it may be in close prox- imity to 50 workmen's residences. Is it not fair to ask the magistrates why should not the property of the working man be protected as well as the country ^quire's? and why should the working man have a public-house nuisance near his residence, and the social and moral welfare of himself and family en- dangered if not ruined by it t And this in part due to me evidence of the landed proprietor who will not have the public-house near his family I Did the magistrates consider for one moment that the t evil would be in proportion to the number of houses | and families near the public-house nuisance? Will I it not appear very remarkable to working men in I general that one man is considered by the Magis- trates, whilst the wishes of hundreds of men living in close proximity to the public-house nuisances, and in the neigbourhoods already inundated by drunken persons, are disregarded by them? As a rule magistrates live in such privileged places as Llan- hilleth House, and probably on that account are not in the fullest sympathy with the real wants and desires of the working masses. In reading the report I learn that it is not safe or wise to allocate a public-house nuisance where there are no police, and in case of the new inn at Llanhilleth another policeman will be required, de- monstrating to a fault that the magistrates were .right in designating a public-house a nuisance, and utterly wrong in legalising the nuisance. If any teototal lecturer had so spoken, his statements Would have been challenged a hundred times, but here we have magistrates, counsel, lawyers, and a landed proprietor all united in stigmatising and«de- Houncing public-house nuisances for the rich and legalising them for the poor, perpetuating the Poverty, wretchedness, and crime which these pub- lic-house nuisances produce in our midst, and with which our learned magistrates have so much to do every week. Such language as that used last Satur- day week in reference to the business, I am think- ing will cause a blush in many quarters where shame and the proprietor of the public-house have not parted company. I am, Ac., A WORKING MAN.
LOCAL NEWS. PRESENTATION.—A report of a presentation to Mr. Thomas Jordan, until lately traffic manager n.der the Ebbw Vale Company at Pontypool, Will appear next week. THE HANBURY ASSEMBLY, ROOMS COMPANY. --)Ne are pleased to state that the efforts of the aP to canvass the town for ,ot c, ,y to be the above Compt are ,,u v?ore than half tlio "d BICYCLE CLUB PICNIC.—A notice of this outing, which took place on Thursday afternoon, will be given next week. PAUCITY or CRIME.—We may mention as a gratifying sign of the times, that no police case has occupied the attention of the Pontypool magistrates during the present week. PONTYMOIL NATIONAL SCHOOL.—We hear that Mr. Tom Jones, trained and certificated master, has been appointed assistant in the above-named school, at a salary of £70 per annum. We are also pleased to note that the two departments have again been classed as "excellent by the Diocesan Inspector of Schools. "BUFFALO BILL" AT CARDIFF.—We would call attenlion to the advertismeni in another column that Buffalo Bill's" Wild West Show will visit Cardiff on September 21st for six days, and give performances in the Sophia Gardens Park. The show, which has so deservedly at- tracted notice ever since its first appearance in England, will no doubt prove a great draw. 1 he Sophia Gardens Park affords ample space for the performances, and, as 15,000 seats will be provided, each visitor will he able to view the show in comfort. A LOCAL ATHLETE IN LANCASHIRE. — Our readers will be interested to learn that Mr. W. 11. Roderick, brother of Mr. T. Roderick, chemist, and who lately left Pontypool for Pres- cott, Lancashire, has been selected to play three- quarter back for the St. Helens Recreation Football Club, one of the leading clubs in Lan- cashire. Mr. Roderick, who formerly played for Pontypool, is well known in the neighbour- hood as a football player, and as the St. Helen s Club have a match with Newport on the ground of the latter on October 24tn next, local foot- ballers will then probably have an opportunity of seeing Mr. Roderick play. ENTERTAINMENT.—The annual tea meeting and entertainment in connection with the Welsh cause, Park-terrace, took place on Monday, and, in spite of the wet weather, were well patron- ised, about 150 persons being present at tea. The entertainment was presided over by the Rev. D. Ff. Dafis, and the accompaniments were nicely played by Miss Nelly Edwards. Subjoined is the programme — Pianoforte solo, by Miss Edwards song, Edward James recitation, Miss Cuningham duet, Mr. and Miss Pocock song, Mrs. Davies recitation, D. Davies song, Miss Summer recitation. S. J. Cobner song, Miss Davies song, Miss Edith Pocock; recita- tion, Miss Stead song, Mr. Pocock song, Mrs. Davies. TRANCH CHURCH. — Through the kind generosity of Mrs. Webb, Wainwern, and Mrs. G. Williams, Rhoswen, the scholars attending the Tranch Church Sunday School were enter- tained to tea on August 20th last. The scholars, to the number of over 200, met at the Traneh Church, and walked thence in procession to Pontypool Park, which had been kindly lent for the occasion. Here they found an excellent tea awaiting them, very prettily laid out in a tent sufficiently large to admit of the whole party sitting down to tea together. After tea the Vicar of Trevethin explained to those present their indebtedness to the land ladies above men- tioned, and called for three cheers for the providers of the treat. These, it is needless to say, we hearty and prolonged. The rain inter- fered considerably with the cricket and other outdoor sports which had been provided, but, the tables having been cleared, various games were indulged in with much satisfaction inside the tent. A number of elderly persons attending the Tranch Church were also invited to be present. VOLUNTEER CHURCH PARADE.—The B Com- pany, 4th Vol. Batt. South Wales Borderers, held a church parade on Sunday last, the weather being beautifully fine. Including officers and band, 93 mustered at the Town Hall, fr?™ whence they marched to Trevethin Church, the band, under the leadership of Bandmaster Mul- holland, playing in capital style. The appear- ance Of tne men was highly creditable, and the numerous spectators en route were uuanimous in their praise. The officers present were—Lieut.- colonel Hair, Surgeon S. B. Mason, Lieutenants R. W. Woolley, P. B. Ford, and White, and Sergeant-instructor Rich. At the church, special hymns were nicely rendered by the choir, Mr. W. H. Haskins presiding at the organ. The ser- vice was read and the sermon preached by the Vicar (the Rev. C. E. T. Griffith, M.A.), who delivered a most able, instructive, and appro- priate address.—The rev. gentleman referred to the fact that a body of men such as the Volun- teers of the country were formed for emer- gency, and said that as such the country would be less likely to be troubled than if such a pre- caution was not taken. He highly praised them for the time and care bestowed upon the neces- sary drill, and expressed the hope that they would continue in that high degree of efficiency which had characterised them in the past.—After the service, the Company marched back to town via the Freehold Land. Prior to their being dismissed, Lieut.-colonel Hair addressed the men near the Town Hall, and complimented them upon their soldierly and orderly bearing on parade and their conduct in church. He also referred to their behaviour and drill at the Ewenny Camp, and said that both privately and officially he had heard the highest encomiums passed upon the 4th Battalion for their drill at the inspection.
ABERBEEG. ENTERTAINMENT. — On Monday last, a tea party and entertainment took place at the Pri- mitive Methodist Chapel, and notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, the event passed off fairly successfully. The tea, which was all that could be desired, maintained its usual patronage. Mr. D. Edwards, of Llanhilleth, was the chairman at the entertain- ment, and he and the whole of the performers are deserving of praise for the appropriate manner in which they performed their respec- tive dutieeC v
ABEBCABTT. CALVINISTIC METHODISM.—Lord Tredegar has sent a cheque for JE5 to the Rev B.Ceitho Davies towards the erection of a new English Calvinistic Methodist Chapel at Abercarn.
ABERGAVENNY. MINISTERIAL CALL.—The Rev John Edwards, Baptist minister, Llanthewy Rhytherch, Aberga- venny, resigned his charge, after a successful ministry of eight years. He has accepted a cordial invitation to the pastorate of the church at Haddenham, Bucks, and will enter his new sphere in October. BREWSTER SESSIONS.—The annual licensing sessions were held at the Police Court on Wed- nesday week, before Major Pearson (in the chair), the Rev. E. A. Ely, Dr. S. H. Steel, and Mr. Benjamin Lewis.—An application was made by Mr. J. H. Farquhar, on Dehalf of Mr. S. H. Facey, ale, wine, and spirit merchant, for an out- door licence.—Mr. H. L. Baker opposed the ap- plication on behalf of. a number of proprietors of public-houses within 150 yards of Mr. Facey's premises in Market-street, and Mr. F. Gardner (Gardner and Gardner), on behalf .of the Licensed Victuallers' Association.—Snpt. Free- man opposed the application on the ground that there were quite enough licensed houses; in the town.—The application was refused.—Mi'. F. Sardner applied on behalf of Mr. Daniel atthews (late of the Farmer's Arms, Mon- mouth-road) for a full licence for the house known at present as Speedwell Villa, about 250 yards from the Farmer's Arms.—Mr. Farquhar opposed on behalf of Mr JS. O. Marsh and Mr. Facey.-—Supt. Freeman also opposed.—The Bench refused to entertain the application.
ABEBSYCHAN. CONCERT.—A presentation and concert at the Board Schoolroom, last evening, shall receive notice lin our next issue. A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR..—On Sunday next, Abersychan is to receive a visit from the popular preacher, Dr. Davies, Principal of Llangollen College, who isannonnced tocondnct theanni- versary services of the English Baptist Chapel BAPTISM AT NODDFA.— On Sunday evening last, a very impressive service was held in the above chapel, conducted by the Pastor (the Rev. D. Lewis). At the close, the ordinance of bap- tism was administered to one candidate, an ex- captain of the Salvation Army. LIBERALISM AND REGISTRATION.—A meeting of the Liberal Association was held at the Schoolroom of the English Baptist Chapel on Wednesday eveniag last. The President (Mr. W. Lewis) occupied the chair. The revised list FORTHCOMING EISTEDDFOD.—We understand that the arrangements for the eisteddfod to be held on Boxing Day, are being pushed forward with all possible speed, and that the venture promises to be highly successful. A considerable amount will be offered in prizes, and it is hoped to make the eisteddfod an annual fixture. A SAD ACCIDENT, by which two boys, aged 9 and 13 years respectively, were severely crushed beneath the ruins of an old brick-kilm occurred at the works on Monday morning. It appears that the lads—who are the sons of John Lewis, British, and John Davies, Talywain, and who bear the same names as their parents— took advantage of the holiday at the Board School to visit the British Works, where a large number of hands are employed in taking down the remaining furnaces, sheds, &c., and were a-mnsinpr themselves by running round the rim of the brick-kiln, when it is supposed the vibra- tion caused the tottering mass of brickwork to fall, burying the lads under the debris. The sad intelligence soon spread, and a crowd of willing helpers were quickly on the scene. Medical help was sent for, and Dr. Mulligan, arriving soon after, found that the boy Lewis's ribs were crushed into his heart. He could give no hopes of his recovery. Davies had received a severe scalp wound and other injuries, but with careful treatment is likely to recover.
BLAENAVON. SOCIAL TEA.—On Monday afternoon the Primitive Methodist Chapel Choir held a social tea meeting in their schoolroom. About 80, in- cluding friends, sat down to tea. After tea, the young people enjoyed themselves in the room in a variety of games. FUNERAL. — The funeral of the young man, Thomas Oliver Jones, who was killed in the Big Pit last week, took place on Saturday last. A very great number of persons attended. The large Bible Class of which deceased was a mem- ber were present in strong force, each wearing a badge of white ribbon. Among the wreaths sent were one from the members of the class and one from the Forge-side Sunday School. The choir, assisted by other friends, sang several hymns through the principal streets en route for the Cemetery. The service at the house and at the grave was conducted by the Pastor (the Rev. J. Tucker). The deceased was a young man of much promise, and his sudden and untimely removal has called forth general and wide-spread sympathy. sympathy. SPECIAL EVANGELISTIC SERVICES were held last week, in the Bible Christian Chapel, by the Rev. Arthur Underwood, of London, and were continued on Sunday by a camp meeting. Pre- vious to the meeting, which was held in a field kindly lent by Mr. L. Richards, the mission band paraded the streets, and a goodly number found their way to the ground, when addressss were delivered by the Rev. J.Selden, Messrs. Gwilliam and Davies, and Mrs. Weaver. In the afternoon, at 2.30, the mission band again marched through the principal streets on the way to the field. The meeting was addressed by the Rev. A. Under- wood, Mr.W. Payne, and Mr W. Mainey. There was a large congregation present. In the even- ing a public lovefeast was held in the chapel, when 11 souls professed to find. Thus ended one of the best days experienced for many years.—Cor. SHOCKING FATATITY.—On Thursday week Mr. J. B. Walford held an inquest at the Police Sta- tion as to the death of Thomas Oliver Jones, aged 16, who was killed at the Company's Big Pit. Mr. Harris was foreman of the jury.—The first witness was William Walters, who said he worked with deceased in the Big Pit. On the afternoon of the 24th ult., at about 3.30, de- ceased, who had heen in a heading above filling a tram with some rubbish, came to assist him in filling a tram with coal. When in a stooping position a large clod fell from the roof—about a tram foll, and struck deceased on the back part of the head. Blood gushed out from his eyes from the blow. Witness called out for help, but got him out himself. He was active, but could not speak. He was conveyed to his lodgings, E-row, Forge Houses. The top was hard. They had to shoot" it down. When it came down- it knocked the prop out. The over- man had been there a little before 12 o'clock. Tne fireman had seen the place as well as the overman.—The latter, David Rees, was next ex- amined. He said he saw the place about 10.30 on the 24th. No cracks were to be seen, and it seemed quite hard and safe. He could aot ac- count for the fall.—Mr. P. Williams, the Com- pany's engineer, produced a plan of the work- ings. He said accidents of the kind had hap- pened before, and were due to one of those bells that slipped out without being seen and could not possibly be foreseen.—Mary Thomas deposed that she saw deceased when brought home. He had recived three blows on the head. All was done for him that could be done. He died the same evening about 6.30.—The case was carefully summed up, and a verdict of "Accidental death was returned. CHURCH TEA PARTY.—On Thursday week the annual tea festival of the Day and Sunday Schools was held. At 2 o'clock the children col- lected at their respective schoolrooms, and thence marched in procession to the church, which was filled to its utmost capacity. After a short service the procession was reformed out- side, and, headed by the Blaenavon Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr. George Palmer, they marched a short distance up High-street, passing along the bottom of Park-street, out into Church-road to the schools, where the tea was .provided. It was originally intended to walk thrdugh the principal streets and call at the park, but the weather was so threatening that it was deemed advisable to alter this part of the programme. This was a great disappointment to the little ones and the sightseers, as it was estimated that fully 1,500 children and adults were present, the line stretching a great distance. The Mission Church Sunday School was also present, and helped to swell the numbers con- siderably. Tea was laid in eadi of the three schoolrooms, and was ably presided over by the ladies of the congregation, who did their best to make the children enjoy themselves. The ar- rangements made by the Vicar, the Curate, and the Officers of the church were admirable, as there was not the slightest confusion or crush, dnd everyone was promptly attended to. Con- sidering the large number of children, those con- cerned can fairly be congratulated on the results of their efforts. After tea, the children retired to the playgrounds, and some went to the park to enjoy themselves. The rain fortunately held up during the afternoon, and, as the band played at intervals, dancing and various games were in- dulged in with considerable spirit until darkness and the rain put an end to the proceedings. It was announced, should the weather be more favourable, that the children should have an evening in the park on the following Thursday (yesterday) when various sports would be ar- ranged; and prizes,, consisting of all sorts of sweets and other things, would be presented by Miss Kennard. KING-STREET BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The anniver- sary of this chapel took place on Sunday last, when three sermons were preached by the Rev. T Witton Davies, B.A., of Haverfordwest Col- lege. There were good attendances, and collec- tions amounting to j627 were made in aid of the chapel funds. Mr. H. Bowen conducted the choir, and Miss M. Bowen presided at the organ, with much ability. On Monday evening follow- ing Mr. Davies gave his popular lecture entitled «A Tour Through Palestine." Mr. W. G. Dowden occupied the chair. There was a large attendance, the chapel being quite full, which spoke volumes for the popularity of the lec- t;ir«?r. Mr. Dowden opened the proceedings with a fevT brief remarks, and then asked Mr.1 Davies to deliver his lecture.. The Lecturer then gave an eloquent description of his travels through the Holy Jjand. J2.e thoroughly rivetted the attention of .his awQience, who listened to him with intense invere8^ *F°.m beginning to end. In order to give a mctre idea of the people and customs he put on a^i Eastern dress, and shewed several relics and pictures of scenes in the countries that he had visited. At the close a most unanimous vote ot thanks was accorded to him, as well as to the chairman for presiding.
BBYNMAWlf. COLLIERY ACCIDENT.—Thomas Ev. collier, residing in Clarence-street, Newtown, met with a serious accident at the Cinder Pit. Blainat OQ Thursday week, while proceeding up*the incline. A number of empty trams were coming down at the time, and Evans somehow or other was knocked down, eight of the trams passing over him. He was attended at the works by Dr. H. C. Be van, and conveyed hmne about midday. He sustained serious injuries to bis head and body, and his right thigh was also fractured. The unfortunate man, who is well known in the town, is progressing favourably.
CAERLEON. INCOME OF THE ENDOWED SCHOOLS.—The re- ceipts for the past year from all sources in con- nection with Williams's Endowed School Trust were £1,116 8s. 5d. on the general account, and f506 4s. on the parish church and road account, or £1,622 12s. 5d. Of this nearly £400 was a credit balance from the preceding annual period. The great proportion was from rents, and other sources of income included dividends on consols, I mineral royalties, and wayleaves. The expendi- ture on the schools was :£768 18s., repairs to school buildings, JE19 19s.; expended on the parish road and church account £ 321 6s. lid. The credit balances on all accounts have been increased, and the trust seems to be in a prosperous position, and well able, if the West Monmouth scheme goes to Newport, to provide a Girls' High School. An intimation to this effect has been informally made.
MAESYCWMMEB. TRAP ACCIDENT.—On Sunday night, about 10 o'clock, Messrs. Davies Bros., grocers, Nelson, in company with a young lady, were returning home in a trap, when, on reaching the Bird-in- Hand Inn, Tredegar Junction, a man named Cooper and another person were driving very furiously from the direction of the Bryn, and collided with the vehicle. On examination, it was found that the shafts of Cooper's trap had penetrated about 18 inches into Davies's horse, with the result that the poor animal died instan- taneously. The other horse received very bad injuries. The parties escaped wonderfully. DROWNED.—On Tuesday morning, a man was found drowned in the river Rhymncy, near Pontypandy Farm, Fleur-de-Lis. On inquiries being made, the body was identified as that of a young man named John Thomas, about 20 years of age, son of Thomas Thomas, Derri. It appears that deceased was in company with other young men of the same place the previous even- ing, but they lost sight of each other. It is sup- posed that deceased must have fallen into the river at Bargoed, and was carried down by the flood, after the recenti heavy rain, to the spot where the body was picked up.
TBEDEGAB. BREWSTER SESSIONS.—On Tuesday, at the ad- journed Brewster sessions, held at tne police- court, the whole of the licences in the district were renewed, and two additional grocers' licences granted—one for Tredegar and one for Beaufort. The police objected to the renewal of four licences against which convictions had been recorded, but they were eventually granted.
U8K. BREWSTER SESSIONS.—The annual Brewster sessions for the district of Usk were held at the Sessions House, Usk, on Thursday week, when the following magistrates were present;—Major E. L.Lister (in the chair),Lord Ra&lamGeneral Dunn, and Mr. R. Rickards.—Captain Berthon. in his report, stated that during the year he had only summoned one landlady, and the case against her was dismissed. There were no appli- cations for new licences.—The licences were re- newed with one or two exceptions, and these were adjourned for a month. In the case of the licence of the Cross Keys Inn, Llanaoy, the land- lord has to appear to answer a charge of a licensing offence.
CONSERVATIVE DEMONSTRA- TION AT NANTYGLO. ADDRESSES BY SIR J. BAILEY, M.P., MR. C. T. MURDOCH, M.P., &c. A new departure in connection with the political history of Nantyglo and district—that of holding a Conservative demonstration—took place at Nantyglo on Tuesday; and judging from the success of the proceedings, the pro- moters will no doubt feel encouraged to make further ventures in the same direction. Favour- able weather prevailed for the demonstration, which was held under the auspices of the Abertillery and Blaina Conservative Associations. Shortly after two o'clock a procession was formed at the Bush Hotel, headed by the Blaina Town Band (conducted by Mr. William Lewis), the rear being brought up by a wagonette con- taining the speakers whose names appear subse- quently. Between 400 and 500 persons assembled in the grounds of Nantyglo House, where it had been arranged to hold a public meeting, and though it was obvious that there were a certain number of dissentients present, the whole of the proceedings passed off in a most satisfactory manner. Mr. J. Dakers, who presided, was supported on the platform by Sir Lewis Pelley, M.P., K.C.B., Sir Joseph Bailey, M.P.,Glanusk Park Mr. C. T. Murdoch, M.P. for Reading Mr. W. H. Meredyth, the Conservative candi- date for Swansea at the last election, and agent. for the Western Division of the National Union of Conservative Associations; Mr. Dtyd Gardner, Abergavenny Mr. T. Lewife, the hon. sec. of the demonstration committee, &c. The Chairman, in commencing the proceed- ings, said it was the first time they had met upon an occasion of that sort, and he had no doubt tnere were some present who had voted against the Conservatives in times gone by. They had not come there to abuse their opponents or to say anything against them. All they did was to ask those present to listen to both sides of the question, and to listen fairly and honestly, like honest working men, to what the Conservatives had to say on their particular side. (Hear, hear.) They did not want to abuse the other side, but still they thought they had very good arguments to put before them. (Cheers.) It had been asked, What had the Government done for the country ? If they looked over to Ireland, they saw tnat they had won the confidence of that country, which was now one of the most prosperous COuntli",3 in the world. Tha.t had been brought about by the Conservative party. (Hear, hear.) If they looked to home or foreign affairs, they would find the same thing. He had a few statistics which would perhaps bring the matter home a little more forcibly to their minds. When the present Government went into office the imports and exports of the country were £652,000,000. When the late Government went out of office it was £618,000,000. Tlsat spoke for itself. That was £34,000,000 less during the last administra- tion. When Lord Salisbury and the Conserva- tive Government took office in 1886 they com- menced with £1518,000,000 as representing the exports and imports of the country and they had to remember that every pound of export and import trade meant 8s. per head expended in this country. The figures were, in 1886. £ 618,000,000 in 1887, £ 642,000,000 and in 1890; £ 748,000,000, beating the record. (Cheers.) After they had heard tuose figures he did not think they could go away saying that the Conservative Government had done nothing for the country. That he attributed to the extraordinary con- fidence the world had in the Conservative Government. (Applause.) As he had said before, he was proud to see so many present. It was only nine mouths ago since they started the Conservative Association. They now had a very nice, satisfactory number of good hard-working members, who were using their influence to speaa abroad the knowledge they obtained at the Association and he believed if they went on as they were going, they should double their numbers before they were nine months older. (Cheers.) He was glad to see them, and hoped it was not the last time they should have a Conservative meeting of that kind. (Cheers.) Mr. C. T. Murdoch, M.P., who was then called upon to deliver an address, and who was very cordially received, said he proposed to say a few words to them upon political makers generally, and especially as affecting trade and commerce in this country. All of them were interested in whether trade was prosperous or not. They in Wales were peculiarly interested in the question ag to whether trade was flourishing or the reverse were producers, both by the coal thai; was extracted by their labour and by the works that existed in South Wales. They were therefore doubly interested as to whether trade was g«?°d or not; and he hoped that after- noon to be able to give them some reasons why a Conservative Unionist Government was one that ought t* be ^pported. f Cheers.) They could not shut their eye& to the net that before many months had elapsed a general election would take place. At that general election a verdict would have to be given as to whether again a Unionist Government should be entrusted with the administration of affairs of this country, or whether the country should be handed over to those who must in the very nature of things be new to the administration of affairs. The Chairman, in his opening remarks, made one observation with which he heartily agreed, and it was this, that if they believed in a cause, whether political or social, there was not the slightest necessity for abusing those who held opposite views. (Cheers.) A good cause re- quired nothing of the sort. He maintained that they had a good cause, and his brother members of Parliament and himself who, not being office- bearers in the Government or office-seekers, but had opportunities in the House of Commons and elsewhere of watching what the Government had done, and what they believed it would do in the future, were able to give that Government their independent, and as he maintained, their justified suppor.t (Hear.) What was it that the Government had done which entitled it to their support ? Let them take the case of Ireland. When the Government went into office the con- dition of Ireland was such that it was absolutely necessary that, if prosperity was to return to tbat part of her Majesty's dominions, peace should prevail. But one of the most difficult things was to find out how peace could be brought about in that part of the country. Another was to encourage trade. A third was to place our foreigm relations upon a satisfactory basis. Another was the relief of taxation in the country and another—and a very important one—was to make the navy so strong that it might be able to compete with the navies of any two nations which might be brought against it. (Cheers.) The verdict that they sought was this. Had the Government upon every poinc that he had enumerated carpiediout its programme ? (A voice Yes.) He said unhesitatingly it had Look at the condition of Ireland now and what it was it was four or five years ago. Four or five years ago did any Minister of the Crown—he (the speaker) cared not whether he was a Liberal or a Conservative-did anyone who held the responsible position of Chief Secretary dare to fo into the most disturbed parts of Ireland as Ir. Balfour did last autumn, accompanied by his sister, and totally unattended by the police or the military ? (Cheers.) When in London for some years hisfaext-door neighbour was the Chief Secretary for Ireland, the late Mr Forster, of whom he would wish to speak in the highest terms of praise as one of the most straught- forward and courageous of men, but when he lived next door to him (the speaKer) he always had a couple of policemen walking up and down outside his door, and in the stables there were also a couple of policemen placed. He did not dare to go out unaccompanied by the police. But Mr. Balfour, although unattended by police, could go wherever he choose, in any part of Ireland. That shewed a most remarkable change in the position of matters there. And what was more-ihey knew perfectly well that by the means that the Government adopted only last autumn they were enabled to avert what seemed to be in all probability one of the most disastrous famines ever likely to befall Ireland. In reference to the condition of Ireland there had been, great improvement. It was shewn by the deposits in the savings banks and ordi- nary banks, and in many other ways which he could not then enumerate. (Hear, hear.) Trade had already been alluded to by the chairman. He (the speaker) was able to say something about trade, beeause the results of trade came before him in his own business capacity in very many forms. They had seen trade gradually increasing, and it was a very remarkable tlnng that in their great centres of trade Conservatism was increasing and Radicalism was diminishing. (Applause.) Proof of that was shewn in the fact that although two vacancies had occurred in the City of London, within the last few months, the Radical party had not dared to contest those seats; and, personally, he would say that though the Borough of Reading had for 45 years never returned a single Conservative member to Par- liament, they did so for him in 1885. (Cheers.) He asked them to dismiss from their minds the idea that any merits of his had anything to do with it. It was because the working men o.f the borough,and particularly the young workingmen, had given their unbiassed attention to the politi- cal affairs of the day, and had come to the con- clusion that Radicalism and Socialism would ruin the country, and that Liberal-Conservatism was the thing to support. (Cheers.) With re- gard to that, he wished to say that the Conser- vatism of the present day was not in any way allied to the old Toryism of the past. The pre- sent administration was Liberal in the highest and best sense of the word. They not only had the support of those who were distinguished statesmen in former Liberal administrations, but they also had the support of the great mass of the people of England, who were con- vinced that there was something in modern Radicalism which was most dangerous to the institutions and prosperity of the country. (Hear, hear.) He turned to the subject of the relief of taxation. They were well aware that the relief of taxation must mainly depend upon the prosperity of the country, but it must also depend upon whether they had at the head of the financial affairs of the country one who was really a thorough business man. They claimed that in the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the present day they had a 'trained business man— (hear, hear)—one who from a boy had been trained up to finance, and who was perfectly well aware of what the country wanted and how the finances of the country must be managed so that the great masses of the country might feel taxation as lightly as possible. (Hear, hear.) Of course the old and well-worn subject of the reduction of the National Debt was one that had been mentioned at almost every meet- ing, but what he wished to point out to them was that it was not simply the reduction of the National Debt that Mr. Goschen claimed credit for, it was that he hit off exactly the right moment when the conversion could be carried out, and that he so laid his scheme of conversion as to make it acceptable to the great mass of the bond-holders in this country. The same thing had been tried by two previous Chancellors of the Exchequer, and had failed, but in Mr. Goschen's case the scheme proved a success. (Cheers.) Adverting to trade topics, the speaker said he knew that at the present moment there was a certain lull in the increase of trade in this country, but he believed that that lull might be attributed to the financial crisis which had re- cently taken place. They were aware that the downfall of certain great banking houses had recently occurred. That downfall was the cause of the prevailing check to the money market which had reacted upon trade. His own impression was this, that before long they would find the lull pass away, and that the momentary reduction of trade would soon give way to an increase again. (Cheers.) There was another matter which he wished to call their attention to, and that was, to the efforts that had been made by the Government to bring about a betterstate of relationship between employers and em- ployed. (Hear, hear.) They would know that in the last session of Parliament a eommittee was appointed by the Government to inquire into that very subject. That committee was ^Uing now, and was investigating in the fullest manner possible the relationship existing be- tween employers and employed. They must always have capitalists and workers. The workers were Dhose who had a most valuable commodity which they were entitled to sell to the highest bidder and when he said that his opinion was this, that they were likely to make their own position better by trusting to themselves than by trusting to Parliament to make legislation for them, he believed he was speaking the simple truth. (Cheers.) The working men of the pre- sent day had considerable power. If they only took care that their trades' unions were properly managed—that in each trade's union there was a really good, satisfactory working committee, and that the traders union aid not fall into the hands of one paid, he was convinced they would do very much better. (Hear, hear.) And he could not help thinking that every man who was a mem ber of a trade's union should be extremely care- ful whom he eleeted to be committee-men. Those committee-men were really the pedple to whom was entrusted the conduct of trades' unions, and when they were men of discernment— when they could see how far they were justified iu asking for an increase of wages at a particular time—he was convinced that employers must in such instances give way but if, on the other hand, they had men whose judgment could not be relied on, Mid who, at a time when an in- crease of wages was not justified by the prospects of the future, made such demand, incal- culable harm might be done to the working men themselves. Those were the matters which the commission was now in- vestigating, and he trusted that very much good might result from it. (Hear, hear.) There was another committee apjftinted daring the fcst session of Parliament, upon which, from his position, he was not able to say anything, because he was a member of the committee himself. It was a committee upon the hours of railway servants. When a men. ber was serving upon a committee of the House of Commons, he was to a certain extent in a judicial position, and it was extremely wrong to say one word for one side or the other. They had to hear and weigh all the evidence carefully, and give their decision without favour or afkeiion. (Hear, hear.) But this he could say—that there never was in this country a more deserving, reliable, or hardworking body of men than the railway servants. (Cheers.) Having alluded to the efforts of the Government with regard to the strengthening of the navy, the speaker concluded by expressing the hope that the Conservative party would be maintained in power, and that the minds of the voters generally would be opened as to what a dangerous and destructive thing modern Radicalism was. (Loud cheers.) Sir Joseph Bailey, who was very cordially received, said it was a pleasure to him to be there that day, especially as in the house around which they had assembled most of the last generation of his family were born. His father certainly was born at Cyfarthfa, but several of those who led the great body of workers on to prosperity in that district were born at Nantyglo. They were all familiar with the old song which used to be sung there :— Did you ever see, Did you ever see, Did you ever see, Such good times before? Although he was told that the times were really better now than they ever were before. He did not know whether they ever reflected that the whole of the capital of the country was spent on labour but it was clearly so. li, therefore, all the money of the country was spent in Wales, it was clear that every man could not get exactly the same amount. Some would be sure to get more than others. It was the most foolish thing in the world for a man to pull down those who employed him. They had only to look down the valley to the Clydach Works, which failed 30 years ago, and there they would find many houses falling into ruins, and the people gone to other places because the works were stopped, and if strikes, either there or elsewhere, pulled down works and hurt the employers and the nation, the first person that they hit, and hit uncom- monly hard, was the working man. The Govern- ment had given people the popular control in the counties and free education. The schoolpence, perhaps, did not mean very much—to some, perhaps, an extra glass of beer, and to others more comforts in the homebut the Government had gone further, and had provided a system of intermediate education as well. Why had it been able to do so ? Because it had properly. and economically administered the affairs of the country. (Hear, hear.) Mr. Meredyth (agent of the Western Division of the National Union of Conservative Associa- tions) also addressed the meeting, alluding to the achievements of the Government in its home and foreign policy. The Chairman said that he had had a telegram from Mr. Lancaster from Falmouth in flies. terms :—" Sorry I cannot attend your meeting, but I trust you will have a successful one." A hearty vote of thanks was accorded to the speakers, on the motion of Mr. T. Sears, seconded by Mr. J. Swinburne and to the chairman, on the motion of Mr. Edwin Clarke, seconded by Mr. Alf. Weeks, and supported by Mr. Burgess. The band played selections of music Hnringth* afternoon, and in the grounds sports and racfrw were organised.
AR S LONG. SHOVVROOMS 200 Y-D I LARGEST STOCK OF FURNITURE IN SOUTH WALES. T R A P N E L LA N D GANEI Complete House Furiiishers, 161 AND 162, COMMERCIAL STREET, NEWPORT. CATALOGUES FREE. LOWEST CASH PRICES. FREE DELIVERY. Uoltmteer Wtnni. I OLUNTEER BRIGADE OF POSITION ARTILLERY, W.D.R.A. (18T MON- V MOUTHSHIRE) Nos. 5 AND 6 BAT- TERIES.-Ogii]ERB for the Week ending 12th Br.ptember.-Monday, 7.30 p.m.: Gun drill and eavalry foot drill. 8.30 p.m.: Sword drill for non-commissioned officers. Tuesday: Nil. W ed- tesday, 7.30: Gun drill and cavalry foot drill 8.30 p.m.: Sword drill for non-commissioned officers. Thursday: Nil. Friday, 7.30 p.m.: finn drill and cavalry foot drill. B.30 p.m.: Sword drill for non-commissioned officers. On duty: Capt. H. Watts, Sergt.-Major J. Davies, Sergeants G. J. Mordecai (No. 5), W. C^Jo. 6), Corporals E. F. Richards (No. 5), S. Bate- man (No. 6), Bombardiers 0. Knipe (No. 5), W. Mansfield (No. 6), Trumpeter E. Loveless.— D. E. WILLIAMS, Captain, Commanding Drill Station. TH'VOLUNTEER BATTAIJION SOUTH 4WALES BORDERERS.-B COWANY.- Company ORDERS for the Week ending 12th Sept., 1891.-Officer for duty, Lieut. White ser- V-mt do corporal do., dorpl. radford Bergt. Griffiths bu do., Bugrer Haddock. gler Monday, 7th Class firing from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 -p.m. r3quad drill at 7.30 p.m.-Wed- nesday, 9th Sept.: Squad drill at 7.30 p.m. ?pt.: Company Drill in un- -Thursday, 10th &, dress uniform at 7.30 p.m. Third class firing at 3.0 pm.-Friday, Ilth Sept. Squad DriH at 7,30 p.m.-Saturda 12th Sept.; Third class L IMMIOL firing at 3.0 p.m. All nfles, jags, sight- protectors, and sergeant, s swords in custody of members to be returned to the a b Saturday, Se]?t. 12th, 1891.-(Bi,?dm)OUZ 'W WOOLLEiy, laeut. commmding, B Oompany, 4th V.B., S.W.B.
RAINFALL. Record of rainfall taken daily at The Hawthorns Abersychan, at 9.0 a.m. Diameter of gauge, 5 inches height of top above ground, 12 inches. ]?ate. LU. Thursday, Aug. 27 &91 Friday 11 28 *0*65 Saturday, 29 -0-02 13unday 30 0*46 M,6nday 31 0.71 Tues&y SePt. i 0.18 edwe 2 .o 0.02 '? ?y W
MONMOUTH. CARRIAGE ACCIDENT.—On Monday afternoon, while Mrs Oakley, of Lydart. was driving in Monnow-street, one of the shafts of the phaeton became detached from the carriage. The horse bolted, but, fortunately, his plunging soon broke the other trace, thus completely releasing him from the carriage. The coachman was dragged on the ground for some distance and badly shaken. The coolness and courage displayed by Mrs Oakley were admirable.
DINNER AT BRYNMAWR. ,.In the evemng, a very well attended public dinner was held in the large room of the Griffin Hotel, Brynmawr, where Mr. C. Virgin provided a.very excellent spread. Mr. John Dakers occu-, pied the chair, ana was supported by Mr. C. T. Murdoch, M.P.; the Rev. S. T. Phillips, vicar of Brynmawr: the Rev. Evan Davies, vicar of Llan- over; Mr.W. H. Meredyth, Mr. J.Swinbourne, Mr James Phillips, J .P ..Mr. Dean, Abergavenny Captain R. J. Jones, JESbbw Yale Mr. N. Morgan, Mr-A- Pugb, ''Eos Brycheiniog," Mr. J. Ward Williams, Mr. J. F. Morgan, Mr. J. Ashford, Newport; Mr. John Morgan, Blaina Mr. E. Clarke, Nantyglo Mr. Tong, Brynmawr and many others. The vice-chairs were occupied by Mr. Htyd Gardner, Abergavenny and Mr. A. J. Shepardj Tredegar. The Chairman proposed the loyal toasts, which were well received. Mr. Dtyd Gardner next gave the clerical toast, to which the Rev. S. T. Phillips and the Rev. Evan Davies briefly responded. The Chairman then briefly gave The Visi- tors," coupled with the names of Mr. Murdoch, M.P., and Mr. Meredyth, whose names were received with great cheers. Mr. Murdoch, in responding, said it was a pleasure to him to know that in South Wales the Conservative Party was working hand-in- hand with an enlightened Church. lli appealed to them to consider weather the programme foreshadowed by Lord Salisbury at Newport, in 1885, had not been carried out almost in complete fulness by Her Majesty's Ministers. Lord Salisbury said Ireland wanted twenty years of firm government. After five years of it—good government tempered with mercy—Ireland was unstained with a single crime as far as the Government were concerned. Mr. Meredyth also responded, and other toasts followed.
SOUTH WALES NOTES. The Abertillery Sub-District of Miners held a special meeting on Monday, when all the colliers of the district were represented. Mr. E: Langley, one of the representatives to the District Council, gave a lengthy report of the business transacted, which was accepted. The chief point was the agenda of business to be discussed at the district meeting to be held on the 28th inst. One important resolution was adopted: "That this Joint Committee recom- mend the district to discuss at its next meeting the Unskilled Labour and the Restriction ques- tions, and to consider the advisability or other- wise of calling a General Delegate Meeting of the Miners of Monmouthshire to meet in Crum- lin at an early date, so that some defiuite actien may be taken on these all-important questions. The disputes which have existed with two of the Cwmtillery workmen were dis- cussed. The men were paid according to the time lost while maintaining their principles as Union men. It was felt that some definite action must be taken to p event employers from victimising their workmen while trying to uphold the principles of Unionism. THE LULL IN THE MARKET. Several of the large collieries in and about this district begin to feel that trade is falling off, and some of them have had stop-pays. We notice that the house coal department in the Rhondda begins to suffer in the s ime direction. One hundred miners of the Bwllfa Colliery have been temporarily suspended thro ugh the depression. The Upper Cwmmer house coal colliers have received notice to terminate contracts from the same cause—300 men are affected, but it is ex- pected that this matter will be bridged over. THE DISPUTE AT MOUNTAIN ASH has been re-opened. Some three months ago notice was tendered to terminate contracts, but the matter was to be settled by arbitration. Up to the present no settlement has been arrived at. The men have again appealed to the Rhondda Miners' Association to be permitted to give notice, which has been granted. The Wattstown miners are disturbed about the settlement of the dispute that existed a short time since at the Oeean Collieries. If either of these parties would publish the terms of agree- ment the whole body of miners of the district would be able to form an opinion on its merits and demerits. The Wattstown miners did not spare their criticisms on the FAMOUS BILLY QUESTION. They have drawn up a document and handed it to Mr. Abraham, M.P. for the division, asking why the law can be twisted in the interest or those persons who use spring balances in weighing dry goods, &c., and whether the system of the Billy is working on fair grounds by the same means to deduct (as is stated) from 15 to 25 per cent. from the work- men's wages. v AT THE RHOUDDA MINERS' ASSOCIATION, on Monday, a resolution was adopted to continue the double contributions system to establish a strong defence fund. The question of the poundage system, which was in vogue to support the schools of the past, and the suggestion to continue them in favour of a Parliamentary fund, feU through. With regard io the ;j. "BILLY" QUESTION, there is a strong feeling among the miners of the South Wales District that there should be a general delegate meeting called, apart from any Organisation, Federation, or Sliding Scale, to consider what steps shall be taken with Billy." Shall "he be permitted to con- tinue or not ? If the whole of the miners voted on that question, then the matter could be made clear, and if such meeting was in favour of the dethronement of the monster Billy," then the miners could prepare themselves for the "ble fatality, at the end of the year, of Billy and his twin sister the Sliding Scale.—Corresvondent.
ALLEGED SERIOUS ASSAULT IN A PONTYPOOL ROAD TRAIN. At Abergavenny Police-court on Wednesday (before Colonel W. H.Wheeley, in the chair:the Rev. E. A. Ely, and Mr. B. Lewis) Richard Williams (21), son of Mr. Williams, grocer, High- street, Abergavenny, was charged with having indecently assaulted Ellen Bevan, an attendant at the JointCountiesLunatic Asylum, Abergavenny, on the previous day.—Superintendent Freeman asked for a remand, and said that as the alleged offence had taken place in another division it might not (in the event of the remand being granted) be tried at Abergavenny. It occurred as alleged, in a railway carriage, and so it de- pended upon the railway company as to where the case should be heard.—Mr. Iltyd Gardner, for the defendant, said he would not obj. ct to a remand if defendant were admitted to bail.— Ellen Bevan was then put into the witness box, and said she identified the prisoner as the man who had assaulted her in a railway carriage be- tween Pontypool Road and Penpergwm Station on the previous day.—In answer to the chairman, she said the assault was something disgraceful.— Prisoner was then remanded, and admitted to bail. himself and his father in JE50 each.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF BAJIL. At the Thames Police Court before Mr. Dickin- ton, Frederick Klapper, chipping agent, of 11, Church Street, Whitechapel, has been charged, on remand, with stealing :£20 from Leni Grunsberg, of the money exchange, 31, Osborn Street, White- chapel. The case for the prosecution was that the accused went to Mr. Grunsberg and stated that he knew a man who had 220 dols. to sell at 4s. apiece, but that he (Klapper) had not sufficient money to buy them. Prosecutor agreed to purchase 100 dols. at the price mentioned, and handed Klapper £20 for them. Klapper, however, never brought back the dollars, but made some excuse about pay- ing them over in a few days. Klapper was ad- mitted to bail, in two sureties of £30 each, to answer the charge. When called upon tc surrender he did not appear, whereupon Mr. Bedford, who appeared for the prosecutor, applied that a warrant should be issued for the prisoner's apprehension, and also that the bail should be estreated. Mr. Ogle mid he appeared for the unfortunate persons who stood bail. They were quite unable to pay tbe amount, which if enforced would necessitate their being sent to prison. Mr. Dickinson s&id if they were not worth the money then they had committed gross perjury. If people thought being bail was a mere matter of form they would learn it was not so. He always explained very carefully to persons offering themselves as bail their responsibility in the matter. A warrant would be issued for Klappers apprehension, and he would consider what action should be taken With regard to the baiL Later in the day Mr. Abrahamson and Mr. Reingieheim, the bail, were called forward and told their recognisaces would be forfaited. On the application of the chief clerk, a distress warrant was issued, and Mr. Dickinson ordered each of them to be imprisoned for one month in default of the money being paid, or not having sufficient goods to meet the amonnfc
TERRIBLE PARACHUTE ACCIDENT. The otber day an aeronaut, named Logan made an ascent in a balloon, intending to come down by a par: chute. Thirty thousand people had assembled to witness his performance. When the balloon had reached an altitude of six thousand feet, upwards of a mile, Logan began his prepara- tions for descent. The height was so great that it was difticultto perceive what went amiss; but all of a sudden a positive scream of horror arose from the great crowd of Spectators when it was seen that the unfortunate man was falling head- long to the enrth. It is impossible to <ies ribe the condition of the boJy when it was taken up.
Mr. Goring Thomas's opera Esmeralda has been prese nted to the Berlin public at Kroll's Opera Ho use. The opera was exceedingly well received. The Belgian Government has approved the pro. gramme submitted by a Special Commission for the creation on, the c- ast opposite the villr cre of Heystof a great port w:'th a direct canal to Bfuges. The body of the gui. e Simond, who. together with a German visitor n;,med Roth, lost his iix'e on Mont Blanc, has been discovered and taken down to Chamounix. A severe thunderstorm has occurred at Hkley. A tree siruateJ in the Cricket Field was struck, and a sheep beneath it was killed by the electric fluid. Free education h:.s been adopted at the Selby, Brayion, and Haudlesey National Scliools, in of which cases it will be receseury to open sub- scription lists to meet the Ceiioieacy in the grant A boy named Dodds. fourteen years of pve has been found lying dead in his mother's house. East Gateshead, with a revoh-er beside him While playing with the weapon he shot himself. At Dover the other day. a young man named Percy Parsons was bathing in a rather rottr-h sea, when he was overpowered by fhe waves and 8alI.k before assistance could reach him. Up to the present this year over 10.300 stray dogs have been captured in the sir ets of Lon c,a by the police and conveyed to the Home at Batter- sea. A Barcelona telegram states that the officers ol the British Mediterranean squadron have met with a very friendly reception from the inhabitants of that port. Tea was given in their honour. During a severe storm at Burie. North Cornwall, John Andrew Evars. aged eighteen, while a tempting to go aboard a vessel, fell into the canal and was drowned. The death is announced of Marie Taglioni, the famous dame vac, who or quittir g the 8hge married Prince Jcsea of Wincischgraetz the died at the Ch ateau Aizen, near TuUa, at the age of sixty. Dr. Francis Elgar, who was appointed Director of her Majesty's Dockyards ia Jan uary, ] b26, for tflfe purpose of improving the system of dockyard administration, has, it is stated, de cided to resign that appointment. The Duke of Fife has privately sold the estates of Gisnrinnes, Jockshill. Conval, and Benrinres. m Banffshire, which extend to upwards of five thousand acres, to JIr. Skirving, of Cobairdy. Aberdeenshire. At the Dewsbury Police-court, Allen Sheasd. tailor, of Mirfield, has been seen to prison for two months, with hard labour, for assaulting 1t woman of the same place, named Martha Shaw. The Chairman said it most cowardly assault; Anthrax has broken out to a serious extent in a herd of oattle on Brotherton Marsh, Yorkshire. which Sir John W: Ramsden lets for grazing purposes. Five beasts have died, and the disease is said to be spreading. The Duke ef Portland has the foundation- stone of Thuaso Harbour and opened a bitzaur i iro- moted for the purpose ef raising funds for the ex- tension of the public lib rary and museum of the town. At a meeting of the Lewisham Board of Guar- dians it has been decided to allow Kezi-fc Neeilhs.ii! outd^r reMef It was stated that the woman had^Jfen the"mother of twenty children, and that at oSrtime seven of her sons were in one regiment, and fought shoulder te ahouldin a battle. Madame Eyraud, whose maiden name was Bourgeois, and her daughter, Mile Eyraud, have applied to the French Minister of Justice ftr authorisation to change their name to that of Bourgeois. It will, of course, be imme-iua y granted. At the Curragh Petty Sessions, a soldier named John Thomas McNulty, belonging to the Kiag's Own Lancashire Begiment, has beeu committed for tribl on the charge of having attempted to murder a comrade with a razor during a quarrel between them. At the East Sussex Stoek Show at Eastbcme, a man named Jenner, has been savagely atta cked and gored by a Jersey ball which he had just led from the judging-ring tothe^ shed. An onlooker presenting a revolver, attention of the beast was diverted, and Jenner, who was seriously in ivecl..AI I