SUDDEN DEATH OF MR. JONES, OF BLAENOS, LLANDOVERY. On Friday evening last Mr John Jones, of Blaenos, near Llandovery. died very suddenly whilst walking in a field at Blaenos. The deceased gentleman was about 73 years of age, and had been and still was under Drs. Thomas and Lewis' treat- ment. He had lately been noticed to have aged very considerably, but no serious complaint was made by him, as he was up to the day of his death in the habit of walking into Llandovery town and back, a distance of about a. mile and a half both ways. On Friday last he walked into town as usual, and returned about two p.m. It appears that shortly after he returned, home he left the house aud went to a field adjoining to see the men ploughing, and whilst stooping to pick up something he fell down in a tit. He was picked up, and the carriage was immediately obtained to convey the deceased gentleman to the house. In the meantime medical aid was sent for, but before the arrival of Dr. Thomas the deceased had expired, the cause of death being heart disease. Mr Jones represented Carmarthenshire in the Conservative interest from 1874 to 1880. He had been high sheriff of the county, and was. at the time of his death, deputy- lieutenant of the county, an alderman of the borough of Llandovery, charman of the Llandovery Bench of magistrates, and a member of the Llan- dovery Board of Guardians and Carmarthenshire County Roads Board. The deceased was a member of the well-known banking firm of David Jones and Co. He was greatly respected by all who knew him, and his loss will be felt throughout the neighbourhood.
NARBERTH. PRESENTATION TO THE REV. J. MORRIS.—A tea meeting was held in the school-room, Girton, on Monday evening, at which 110 parishioners were present. The arrangements for the tea were car- ried out by the Presentation Committee, and gave great satisfaction. Great credit is also due to the ladies, who kindly provided trays and presided at the tables. After tea the spaae rapidly filled up nntil there was not even standing room. Mr J. Doggett (the chairman of the Committee) then rose, and, in a very neat and appropriate speech, informed the Rector of the object of the meeting, which was to present him with a parting token of their regard, in the form of an album, and an illuminated address. Mr C. J. Smith (hon. sec.) then read the address, v.'hieh was as follows: "Reverend and Dear Sir,—On behalf of the parishioners of Girton generally, ttnd of the ladies at Girtou College, we como now to present you with a token of our grateful thanks and affectionate esteem, and to beg your acceptance of the same. Though email and unpretending, we hope it may serve as a. memorial of the happy connection which has been formed between you and us as pastor and people. We cannot, however, refrain from ex- pressing very sincere regTet at the severance of the tie that has bound us together. At the same time we beg to assure you of our truest sympathy. We would fain hope that the new sphere of work near the old home of your family may add much to your happiness and to the welfare of your dear children, as well as, by the blessing of God, to the benefit of Narberth. We shall long remember you here, not only in the exercise of all your spiritual functions, but also at the cricket club, in the reading-room, and in the many ways whereby your genial and kindly rale has helped us, and conttibuted so largely to the good of the parish." The album also contained the names of over 200 subscribers. The address had'been beautifully illuminated by Miss Redman, of Girton College, together with an excellent sketch of the church. The presentation was in the form of a very handsome drawing-room clock. The Rector was completely taken by sur- prise, and was evidently overcome with emotion. He returned his thanks in a speech which went to the hearts of all present. Mr J. T. Osborne after- wards thanked Miss Redman and the ladies of Girton College, on behalf of the parish, for their hearty co-operation. The meeting concluded with the singing of the Doxology.
HAVERFORDWEST. GAS EXPLOSION.—Ac explosion of gas took place on Saturday morning in Dew-street, where some drainage works are being done. A gas main was injured by some blasting operations, and the gas escaped, and was ignited. Every effort was made to subdue the flames but without effect, and it was found necessary to cut off the supply at the gas works.
LOSS OF ANOTHER SHIP OFF THE WORM'S HEAD. Information has just been received by Mr David Williams, of the Mercantile Marine Office, Swansea, of the finding of a bottle on the beach at Llan- stephan, Carmarthenshire, containing a small strip of paper, upon which is written, in blacklead pencil Michael foundering off the Worm." It appears that this bottle was picked up on the beach at Llanstephan, just above high water mark, by Mr and Mrs David Jones, Springfield Gardens, Laugharne. The bottle was a small one, of about the capacity of half-a-pint; and the paper inside was rough and discoloured, and the handwriting upon it bears evident traces of hurry, and perhaps of fright. We understand that there are two ships named "Michael" on the shipping lists, one of them is a schooner, and both hail from the port of Limerick. One is owned by Mr P. Mahoney, and the other by Mr Francis Spreight. Up to the present moment, there is no further information to hand to identify the ship. But there seems to be no doubt that one of these ships called the Michael," foundered with all hands off the Worm's Head during the last week. t
The official returns for the month of February of the iron trade in the Middlesborough district show an improvement in the quantity of both manufactured and pig iron exported as compared with January. India has been the principal cus- tomer, having taken 17,000 tons of railway material. THROAT IRRITATIOW AND COUGH.—Soreness and dryness, tickling and irritation, inducing cough and affecting the voiced For these symptoms use Epps's Glycerine Jujubes. In contact with the glands at the moment they are excited by the act of sucking, the Glycerine in these agreeable confections becomes actively healing. Sold only in boxes, 7.Jd., tins, Is. lid., labelled JAUFSEPPS It Co., Homoeopathic Chemists, London." Dr. George Moore, in his work on Nose and Throat Diseases." says: "The Glycerine Jujubes prepared by James Epps and Co., are of undoubted service as a curative ot palliative agent." While Dr. Gordon Holmes, Senior Physician to the Municipal Throat and Ear Infirmary, writes: "After an extended trial, I have found your Glycerine Jujubes of considerable benefit in almost all forms of throat disease."
FATAL POISONING AT SWANSEA. SAD DEATH OF LADY WILMOT. The sad news reached Swansea on Monday evening that Lady Flora Wilmot, wife of Mr Robert Wilmot, of Liliput House, Oystermouth, and daughter of Lord North, had died from the effects of chloroform. Lady Flora, who is staying at Norton House, the residence of her mother-in-law, during alterations to her own house and the absence of Mrs Wilmot, sen., on the continent, has lately been a martyr to toothache. On Wednesday last she visited Mr Scott, dentist, and after Dr. Farrant Fry had administered chloroform, succeeded in having a tooth drawn. She then complained of another"tooth, but both physician and dentist did their best to dissuade her from having it extracted for some days. She/however, declared her intention of having it drawn on Tuesday, and she actually paid Mr Scott a visit on that day with that object, but the dentist refused to perform the operation. Lady Flora tailed again on Saturday, and again met with a similar refusal, the reason given being her apparently n'eak state. Her ladyship, however, determined not to be outdone, and on Monday Mr Scott received an urgent request to visit her at Norton House. He went there, and found Dr. Fry also in attendance. Lady Flora laughingly informed Mr Scott that there was no room for excuse this time, and he must proceed. She was comfortably placed by means of cushions in a chair, and Dr. Fry administered an exceptionally small dose of the narcotic. She became unconscious under its influence, and it is said the tooth was actually extracted. Then, to the dismay of both practitioners, it was found that she did not regain consciousness, and at length they discovered that life was extinct. Mr Wilmot was away in London, and none of her relatives were in the neighbour- hood.
THE JERSEY BANK FAILURE. Phillip Dubeame, chairman, and"Clement Nicolle and William Degruchy, managing directors of the Jersey Bank, in liquidation, aud judges of the Royal Court, were, with Philip Gosset, manager. and (Shades Sorel, sub-mauager, charged at Jersey on Monday with having obtained money by fraud from Edmond Carrel when the bank was insolvent. Formal evidence was taken, and the accused were admitted to bail in sums of £ 500 each, with the exception of Mr. Gosset, who was sent back to prison.
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A NARROW ESCAPE. A most remarkable accident occurred recently in the dyeing department of the Manchester Print Works, Manchester, United States. James H. Trinity, a young man about 17 years of .age, was dragged head foremost through a space between two revolving cylinders. The rollers are only three inches apart, and had the material been anything else but copper, the body would have been crushed- to a jelly. x As it was, the copper, being thin, yielded with the pressure brought to bear upon it, and Trinity escaped. But his escape, eren under these circumstances, was remarkable. It is not known how he happened to be caught in the machinery. Probably one hand was seized firit, and by this he was dragged in. He seemed to have entered sideways. It was over ten minutes before he was rescued. The machinery had to be stopped, and two cylinders taken out before he could be extricated. The whol. length of his body, from head to foot, had passed between the rollers. Had there been steam on the cylinders, as there generally is, Trinity would have been burned to death. The cylinderfi are about 20 inches in dianeter, and made entirely of copper. When Trinity was taken out be was unconscious, but he .soon revived, and was able to walk.
GENERAL NEWS. A well-dressed young man, giving the name of George Tenor Sayers, but who refused his address, was brought up in custody at the Cambridge Police- court on Saturday, charged with attempting to obtain goods by means of a fictitious cheque and false statements. He went to the shops of three or four tradesmen and ordered a variety of expen- sive articles, amounting in each case to about £10, and tendered in payment a cheque for £ 20. Upon inquiry it was found that there was no account at the bank on which the cheque was drawn. The prisoner further represented that he was residing at Gordon-villas, Station-road, Cambridge, but Mr Solly, who resided there, denied all knowledge of the man. A letter was found upon the prisoner bearing the name of Courtier. He was remanded till Friday next. Lord Cranborne was the principal speaker on Saturday night at a meeting of over two thousand co-operators at Darwen, held to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Over Darwen Indus- trial Co-operative Society. Mr Gerald Potter, who opposed his Lordship at the Election, occupied the chair. Lord Cranborne said that the co-operative system had not only had a great direcp result in encouraging thrift and improving the social con- dition of the people, but an equally great indirect result upon the whole trade of this nation of "shop- keepers," by spreading the ready-money system. The great influence which the Irish had been able to exert was due to the spirit of co-operation which existed among them.. A terrible case of fratricide is reported from Stone, North Stafford. Two brothers, named Joseph and Willliam Daniels, aged thirty-six and forty-six respectively, who reside at their father's house, went out on Saturday morning to work on his farm, apparently on the best of terms. Later in the day the younger man, Joseph, returned to the house, and took away his gun. He went to the spot where his brother was working, and, getting behind him shot him dead. blowiug away the upper portion» of his head. Tho murderer remained quietly on the spot, and submitted to be handcuffed. At the police-station he remarked, "Well. it's done, and can't be helped." He was taken before the magistrate, and remanded. The Senate of Dublin University met on Satur- day, under the presidency of Vice-Chancellor Ball, to consider the adoption of the address to the Lord Lieutenant. The address as proposed expressed an earnest hope that every tie which made Ireland an integral part of the great British Empire would be preserved. Several riders were proposed, and eventually, with one dissentient, it was decided to introduce a clause expressing a hope that the legis- lative union would be maintained, Mr Wilson declaring that the question was not one of politics, but whether a set of conspirators against life and liberty should be governors of Ireland. A meeting of the Henley Royal Regatta Com- mittee was held at the Town Hall, Henley, on Saturday, when the report of the Sub-Committee appointed to consider the question of the course was presented. They recommended that the course should finish at the Point, so as to avoid the unfair advantage given by the corner to the inside boat; that the course should commence just below the tail of the island, so as to maintain the same length of course as hitherto that the whole course should be staked out on both sides as near the centre of the river as is practicable; and that only two boats should contend in each heat. The report was ap- proved, and will be submitted to a special general meeting of the stewards, to be summoned for the 16th inst. In consequence of the extreme lateness of Easter this year and the consequent inability of the Universities to row at the Regatta if the usual days (July 1st and 2nd) were adhered to, it was decided that the Regatta should be held in the fol- lowing week. In view of the adoption of the report by the stewards, the Committee have fixed the days for the Regatta for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 7th, 8th, and 9th. The Southampton Magistrates were engaged to a late hour on Saturday in hearing, for the third time, a charge against James Whelan, a sailor, of the wilful murder on November 15, on the high seas, of George Richardson. The deceased was second mate of the ship Emma Shaw, the Prisoner being a sea- man on board. After leaving New York in November they quarrelled, and the Prisoner was heard to threaten Richardson, and on one occasion, when in the forecastle, he took a Bible and took a formal oath that if Richardson, ever attacked him he would stretch him dead at his feet, and added that he would run his klye through anyone who tried to save him. On the night mentioned he was seen to strike Richardson over the head with an iron belayiug pin, and then push him over the ship's side. Although a boat was got out, he was never seen afterwards. The Prisoner afterwards said he was glad he had done it, and tha.t he bad previously killed two men, one in Dublin and one in London. He read a long statement, saying that he threw the pin at Richardson in self-defence, and he fell over- board, stunufed by the blow. He was committed for trial. A few minutes^ after iioom on Saturday smoke and flame were seen issuing from the premises of Messrs. G. H. Garcia, fruiterers and florists, Covent-garden Market, and it was speedily found that the lower part' of the shop had caught fire. With amazing rapidity flames spread all over the premises, and almost before an alarm had been raised the part of the roof immediately over Messrs. Garcia's shop had caught fire. Several engines arrived, and a plentiful supply of water being obtained, in the-course of about twenty minutes the fire had received an effectual check. The great heat, however, severely scorched some of the adjacent shops, while Messrs. Garcia's premises were almost wholly destroyed. The following steamers arrived at Liverpool during last week, with live stock and fresh meat on board from American and Canadian ports:- Toronto, 328 cattle and 198 sheep Kansas, 213 cattle and 936 quarters of beef; St. Ronan's, 267 cattle Mentmore, 150 cattle; British Prince, 1056 quarters of beef and 82 carcases of mutton; Britannic, 760 quarters of beef and 50 carcases of mutton City of Chester, 1000 quarters of beef and 100 carcases of mutton and Arizona, 2980 quarters of beef and 260 carcases of mutton, making the total imports 958 cattle, and 198 sheep, 6732 quarters of beef, and 492 carcases of mutton whilst the arrivals of the preceding week amounted to 1213 cattle, 258 sheep, 9088 quarters of beef, and 620 carcases of mutton, showing a falling off in the importation of both live stock and fresh meat.
SOMETHING LIKE A FROST. For years we have read the Allahabad Pioneer, and it was our nomination for the Ananias Stakes and the famous Veracious Handicap—a double event which is one of the most coveted prizes in sporting journalistic circles. Up to its last issue but one, however, the paper has never done anything so brilliant as its descriptions of the life led by the Russian Commissioners on the Afghan frontier, and from 20 to 1 for both races at which the Allahabad Pioneer stood, it has suddenly shortened to 3 to 1. Speaking of the Muscovites and the excessive cold which makes this part of Afghanistan rather more uncomfortable than London during a frost. On December 23, according to the Pioneer, "One's breath froze into ice on one's pillow. I myself was awoke towards morning by a loud re- port, which I found was caused by the bursting of a bottle of what had been drinking water, but which had turned into a block of ice and burst under my bed, and once awake the cold was too in- tense to get to sleep again. At nine in the morn- ing the thermometer was still only at 6deg., and it continued to freeze all the day through, despite the sun. In the afternoon I was out shooting with the sun full on my face, yet my breath froze on my moustache the whole time. The poor cook, I think, had the hardest time of it. His eggs are all frozen hard, and he can make nothing of them; and further, as fkst as he roasts his joint on one side it freezes on the other." Cold, was it, when that correspondent wrote this so cold that his breath froze in solid ice-lumps upon his pillow, and the water-bottle burst under the bed, and the hot roast meat froze on the side furthest from the fire as it turned slowly on the spit! ,Cold did we say—if we did this kind of pretty fairy-tale for our noble column the whole place would be as hot as antique Scheol; there would be burnt marks on the staircase as of cloven feet, and a nasty smell of sulphur and brimstone would float about our editorial sanctum as a sorrow-. ing staff gathered round an empty chair.-From "Notes on News in Sportsman of February 25th. ¡vn
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN CARDIFF. At 3.55 on Saturday morning a man, named C. Lewis, notified to the officers in charge of the Cen- tral Fire Brigade Station at Cardiff that a fire had broken out at the general provision stores in Hope- street, belonging to Messrs Ashley and Flowers. The brigade, who had only about all hour or two previously returned from suppressing a fire in Bute-street, were immediately summoned, and in an. exceedingly short space of time the reel and hose were on the spot, quickly followed by the steam fire engine, uuder the command of Chief Constable Hemingway. By this time the building, a large four-storeyed erection, had become completely enve- loped in flames, and it soon became apparent that there was not the slightest possibility of its being saved. Atteution waK therefore directed to the protection of the valuable warehouses adjoining, and owing to the strenuous exertions of the brigade these latter escaped uninjured. The fire continued to rage until eight o'clock. The stock of Messrs Ashley and Flowers is stated to have been insured for X3, 000. Whether the building itself, which is completely gutted, was also insured we have been unable to ascertain.
CARDIFF ELECTION. The polling for the vacancy created at Cardiff through Sir Edward Reed accepting the post of a Lord of the Treasury took place on Saturday. Sir Edward's re-election was opposed by Mr J. T. D. Llewellyn', Conservative, a resident in Glamorgan. The result was declared at midnight as follows bir ii,. J. Keed (Li) 5708 Mr J. T. D. Llewellyn (C) 4845 Majority 863 The re-election ot Mr Edward Reed by a majority of 863 is not such a triumph for the Liberal Party as at first sight appears. On the contrary, although defeated by the Irish vote, the Conservatives have every reason to feel satisfied with the result. There are over a thousand Irish voters at Cardiff, and these voted for the Conservative candidate last November, despite which Sir Edward Reed obtained a majority of 140. On the present occasion the leaders of the Irish Party in London brought -the greatest pressure to bear upon this section of the electors in favour of Sir Edward Reed, the Govern- ment candidate, and the contest was considered by them a test of the feeling of the people respecting Mr Gladstone's Irish policy. As a result about 900 Irish votes were on Saturday transferred from the Conservative to the Liberal candidate. Inde- pendent of that vote, Sir Edward polled 761 less than last time, while the Conservative candidate polled 3f6 more.
HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT AND PILLS.-As winter advances and the weather becomes more and more inclement and trying the earliest evidences of ill-health mnst be immediately checked and removed, or a slight illness may result in a serious malady. Kelaxed and sore throat, quinsey, influenza, chronic cough, bronchitis, and most other pulmonary affections will be re- lieved by rubbing this cooling Ointment into the skin as nearly as practicable to the seat of mischief. This treatment, simple yet effective, is admirably adapted for the removal of thf>se disease* during infancy and youth. Old asthmatic invalids will derive marvellous relief from the use of Ilolloway's re- medies, which have wonderfully relieved many such sufferers, and re-established health after every other means had signally failed. Great uneasiness prevails amongst the employes at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield, in con- sequence of the following notice, which was posted up in the factory on Friday, at noon, by order of Colonel Arbuthnot, the superintendent of the fac- tory :—" The superintendent has to announce, with very great regret, that, in consequence of the very large reductions which the present Government have made in the Estimates, he will be obliged to discharge at least eight hundred hands on the 1st of April next. The superinteudeut makes this early announcement so as to give as much time as possible to those hands likely to be discharged to seek work elsewhere." Until April last, the number of hands employed at the factory during the six or seven years preceding had averaged from 1000 to 1200. At the present moment the strength of the esta- blishment is 2100. The additional men were en- gaged in the spring of last year, when a large order .for Martini-Henrys came in. Since then extensive preparations have been actively going on for the manufacture of the latest weapon, the Enfield Martini, which has been adopted by the Govern- ment Small Arms Committee as being a weapon superior in several important respects to the Mar- tini-Henry. The announcement has occasioned o.onsiderable surprise in the district.