DFATH OF MR. CRAWSHAY BAILEY. It will be learned with great regret throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire that early on Sunday morning Mr Crawshay Bailey, of Maindiff Court, Abergavenny, died at Dublin. The intelli- gence to hand merely records the fact of his decease, giving no supplementary information, and it thus may be inferred that the deceased gentlemon de. parted this life somewhat suddenly. This belief is further strengthened by the fact that no intimation had been given previously as to his being ill. Mr Crawshay Bailey was born in 1841, and was the son of the late Mr Crawshay Bailey, J.P., D.L., the well-known ironmaster. The family is one which is widely known throughout the commercial world. Mr Bailey's father, in conjunction with a few other leading spirits in South Wales, may be said to have practically founded the huge iron and steel indus- tries which have arisen in the locality, those with which that gentleman was most intimately associated being situated at Nantyglo and Blaina. During his lifetime he purchased a large quantity of landed property in the two Rhondda Valleys, and as the great future before that district could be little fore- seen, the ground was acquired at a comparatively cheap rate. His son did not carry on the iron manufacture inaugurated by Mr Crawshay Bailey, senr., but devoted himself principally towards developing his landed estates. Those in the Rhondda Valley were in the course of a few years rendered of almost priceless value by their mineral wealth, as, amongst others, the National Colliery at Ynisher, the Gelli, and part of the Ocean Col- lieries were situated on his property. At Aber- gavenny, where the family residence is located, Mr Bailey was also the proprietor of a large estate, but this was principally of an agricultural character. In 1883 Mr Crawshay Bailey married the Countess Bettina, daughter of the late Count Metaxa, and his family consists of two daughters-one unmarried, and the other married to a son of Mr Gordon Rennings, of Gloucestershire. Mr Crawshay Bailey was a Conservative, but was not an ardent politician in connection with political matters. His tastes were rather of a domestic and philanthropic turn, and he was, from the exercise of these qualities, highly respected and esteemed by all who came in contact with him. He was a J.P. and D.L. for the counties of Brecon and Monmouth, and was high sheriff of Monmouthshire in 1874. He took a keen interest in the religious and social welfare of his tenants and the inhabitants of the district in which he lived, and to his munificence many a struggling mission church and chapel owed its maintenance and final success. Mr Crawshay Bailey was an active participator in the volunteer movement, and until recently he was a captain in the Brecon Rifle Volunteers. He was connected more or less directly with several of the most important commercial enterprises in the princi- pality, notably the Penarth and Barry Docks, and also with several local railways. When the news of his death arrived at Abergavenny on Sunday, it created a great sensation in the town. Mr Craw- shay Bailey was deservedly popular owing to his benevolent and genial nature, and it was therefore only natural that an intense feeling of gloom should prevail amongst the townspeople. Abergavenny especially will suffer a severe loss from his death, as he was ever ready to support in the most generous manner all the charitable institutions and projects in the town, which already abounds with lasting monuments of his benevolent munificence. As a token of the deep regret felt at his sudden demise the minute bell of the parish church tolled all the afternoon. Mr Bailey's death will cause great regret to all those who recognised his many sterling qualities.
NARBERTH. PASTORAL.—The Congregational Church here have unanimously decided to give the Rev. Sirhowy Jones, St. Ishmael's, Milford Haven, an invitation to become their pastor. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the fortnightly meet- ing of this board Mr R. H. Buckby was re-elected chairman and Messrs. J. Robbins (Narberth) and W. James (Penllwyn) were re-elected vice-chairmen for the ensuing year.
HAVERFORDWEST. PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT BALL. The annual steeplechase ball was held at the Assembly Rooms, Haverfordwest, on Friday night. A quadrille band, under the leadership of Mr Johnston, gave an excellent selection of music, and dancing was kept up to a late hour; The catering ln of Mr G. John gave every satisfaction, and the whole proceedings were of an interesting character .t:
MINISTERIAL.—Mr James James, of the Baptist College, has accepted a cordial invitation to become the pastor of the Pisgah Baptist Church, Cresswell Quay. EASTER VESTRIES.—The vestry of Slebech Church was held on Monday. The Rev. William Scott, the vicar, nominated Mr C. E. G. Philipps as his warden, and Mr W. James, Arnold's Hill, was appointed for the parisli.-The vestry of Minwere Church was held on the same day. Mr D. Lewis, of Minwere Farm, and Mr Philipps, of Cotts, were elected churchwardens for the ensuing year. _L!8I>
DEATH OF A WELSH CENTENARIAN. It was announced at the last meeting of the Lam- peter Board of Guardians that Mrs Mary Davies, the "Lampeter juvenile pauper," had died since the previous meeting of the board, at the age of 104 years. She was born at Gwngodfawr, in the parish of Llauddewi Brefi, in 1783. When she was forty nine years of age she married Mr Thomas Daviefe, Blaenant, in the neighbouring parish of Llanycrwys. She had been confined to her bed for the last six or eight months, getting up occasionally to sit in a chair in the room. She looked remark- ably well up to within a short time of her death. She could read her Welsh Bible, and her mind in fact seemed to be absorbed in religious subjects.
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A LLANELLY VESSEL ABANDONED AT I SEA. The Royal Mail Company's steamship Para ar- rived in Plymouth Sound on Saturday with Captain Gronow and the crew of the barquentine Gladstone, of Llanelly, which was abandoned at sea in a dis- abled condition between Bermuda and the Western islands. The Gladstone encountered a terrific hur- ricane, and was so severely damaged that her waterways were opened on the port side for a length of eight feet. The breach was filled with oakum, and for seven days the crew kept their vessel afloat by pumping. Then the Hamburg- American steamship Bavaria hove in sight and took off the crew.
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THEATRICAL SCRAPS. I Blue Ribbons, a farcical comedy written by Messrs. Walter Browne and J. E. Soden, will be produced under the direction of Mr J. L. Shine at a matinee on the 27th inst. Report speaks highly of this new piece and the cast will include Miss Bilbee Barlow, Miss Susan Vaughan, Miss Florence Beale and Miss Cicely Richards and Messrs. L. D'Orsey, Wilfred Shine, George Stone and J. L. Shine. # Messrs. Stephenson and Collier's popular opera, Dorothy, reaches its 200th performance on the 28th inst., and business is still so good at the Prince's that it will, I imagine, be some time before the new opera by the same authors, which is nearly completed, will be required. On dit that Mr Henry Irving has purchased the rights of The Dead Heat with a view to future production. This drama many years ago was a great attraction at the Adelphi, and the famous old actor-manager, Ben Webster, made a hit in the chief character. Messrs. Gilbert and Sullivan's new opera, Ruddigore, is meeting with great success in the provinces. The company engaged by Mr D'Oyly Carte to interpret it being a strong one and in- cludes Mr Herni, the clever young artist who so successfully took Mr George Grossmith's place at the Savoy Theatre during the latter gentleman's severe illness. The management is in the able hands of my old friend Mr C. H. Beresford whom many here will remember as the courteous manager of Mr C. Hawtrey's Private Secretary Company. At a matinee under the direction of Mr Har- rington Baily, at the Criterion on May 4th, a new farcical comedy by Mr W. Maurice Noel entitled Tea will be. brought out with Miss Ffolliott Page and Mr Felix Morris in the prin- cipal parts. The prospectus of the Carl Rosa Opera Com- pany, Limited, has just been issued the nominal capital required being XIOO,000 in shares of X5 each. On dit that another well-known society lady is about entering theatrical profession, and that she has purchased the rights of a new four-act drama by Mr Mark Quinton, entitled The Crooked Way, which she intends bringing out in London ere long. ♦ It is stated that the new drama written by Messrs. Sidney Grundy and H. Pettitt to succeed The Harbour Lights is entitled The Bells of Halesmere. The death is announced of the popular American comedian, Mr John T. Raymond, who appeared at the Gaiety in 1880 so successfully in his famous creation of "Colonel Sellers" in Mark Twain's play The Gilded Age. The popular comedian, Mr Edward Terry, was last week elected a Guardian of the Poor for the parish of Barnes, in the Richmond Union, for the seventh year in succession, being returned at the head of the poll. Mr A. W. Dubourg's play Vittoria Contarini, or Love The Traitor, with Miss Laura Villiers in the principal part, will be given at a matinee at the Pincess's on May 4th. Mr Barton MGuckin, the eminent tenor, has been engaged by Mr Carl Rosa to undertake the chief tenor parts in Mr F. Corder's new opera Nordlsa, and in Wagner's Lohengrin, during the forthcoming opera season at Drury Lane. SCRUTATOR.
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ADMIRAL MAYNE AND HARBOURS OF REFUGE. In the House of Commons on Tuesday evening Mr Yeo moved that "having regard to the recent fearful sacrifice of life in the Bristol Channel, and to the constantly recurring losses of life and pro- perty around the coast of the United Kingdom, it is, in the opinion of this House, urgent that her Majesty's Government should immediately take action to diminish these losses by the construction of suitable harbours of refuge." Speaking in favour of the motion, Admiral Mayne said there was the question of the larger harbours requiring enormous sums for construction, the sites cf which should be chosen by the Admiralty; and the question of the small harbours, the sites of which might be selected by the Board of Trade. They had had commissions and committees on the point, and had now come to the question, how were the harbours to be made? He agreed with the desirability of the Board of Trade having more power. The hon. gentleman who made this motion had carefully avoided mentioning the Bristol Channel, but the hon. baronet who had just spoken had done so. Now the Bristol Channel, he thought, was very capable of looking after itself. But the real ques- tion was whether it was desirable to have a harbour of refuge in the national interest. A harbour at Lundy Island would be of no use in time of war, unless it was armed and guarded. His humble opinion was that, having in Milford Haven one of the best harbours in the world on the north side of the Bristol Channel, if a new harbour was con- structed it should be placed somewhere on the south side of the Bristol Channel, in order that vessels caught in the Bristol Channel, and not able to make Milford Haven, might be able to run for a harbour, say on the south coast of Cornwall. There were many places both in Ireland and England where it was desirable to have harbours, but where it was impossible to give security for loans to con- struct them. For instance, in his own district there was the port of Fishguard, where he thought it was most important to have a harbour, but where it was impossible to give any security. He should like to know how it would be possible to give security for loans for the construction of a harbour or harbours on the coast of Cornwall ? The people had nothing on which they could give security to the Public Works Loan Commissioners, and, there- fore, it was necessary that some assistance should be given to them. He maintained that harbours of refuge would certainly mitigate the loss of life at sea, aud contended that the inference to the con- trary drawn from the wreck chart were not sound or well founded. If harbours of refuge had not been constructed or loans had not been asked for their construction in places where they were wanted, the reason was not far to seek. It was simply because the people knew that it was useless to ask for loans when they had no security to give. That was the case in Pembrokeshire, and he should like to know whether it was not possible to extend some consideration to places which were in the position he had described. > It was solely for the purpose of advocating their claims that he had joined in this debate. (Hear, hear.) The motion was defeated by a majority of five.
ENGAGING A HOUSEKEEPER.—"A Lady (middle age preferred) wanted as Lady Housekeeper to a widower in the country; must be a spinster; liberal salary. "Just the thing," thought Miss Watson, "I will answer it instantly." Two days later, as she was breakfasting, the post brought her the answer. It was from the solicitors, who were acting for their client, whose name they did not mention. They concluded by expressing a wish that Miss Watson should call and see them that day, as they desired a personal interview. Miss Watson went. She was shown into an office where sat two gentlemen, one the solicitor, the other-the only man she had loved throughout her life. She was getting an old woman, so her colour did not rise as in a younger face but no girl's heart thumped more wildly than did hers when once again she heard his voice. They had never been acknow- ledged lovers, but in the long ago both had cared, and she seemed not to. He married someone else, forgetting quickly, as a man does while she, being only a woman, remembered still. The recognition was mutual. "I never connected my old friend with Miss Ellen Watson," he said. "Our old acquaintance will make no difference to your accepting the post, I hope ? She hesitated-she thought that to go to his house, feeling as she did, would be bad for her own peace? yet, to refuse without a sufficient reason, unaccountable. Of course he did not understand. Let me say 'do come?"' he asked. "I will come," she answered, quietly. It wanted a week to Christmas. Mr Tinderby was in his library alone. He was think- ing how very much more comfortable his home had become since Miss Watson took the management of it, and, man-like, he feeling rather annoyed that Christmas was drawing so near, as undoubtedly she would want a holiday then to visit her friends. His brow was very much puckered when his little daughter came running into the room. Papa, may I have a party this Christmas?" "Perhaps Miss Watson won't care for the bother." "Oh, yes, she will; she is such a dear, papa." Mr Tinderby stroked his daughter's fluffy, fair head, "Are you very fond of her, then?" "Oh, yes, papa," answered the child. You knew her when you were a young man, didn't you ? I wonder you didn't fall in love with her "I believe I was a bit in love with her in those days Mr Tinderby said to himself. And at that moment Miss Watson entered the room. "Miss Watson," said Mr Tinderby, "Elsie wants a Christmas party, and I am going to let her have one when you return home." "Return home!" echoed Miss Watson. Do you not wish an holiday to visit your friends at Christmas time?" he asked. Her face flushed with pain. "I have no friends." Mr Tinderby looked at her. Nellie, we were very fond of each other in those bygone days, cannot we be happy again?" And as he was always to her as first she viewed him; as love's spectacles had made her blind to time, she did not say no. The Observei- states that Colonel King-Harman, Assistant-Parliamentary Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, is to bring in a short Bill to amend the law regulating the Royal Irish Consta- bulary, with special reference to inspectors in that force. The bill will enlarge the powers of the Lord Lieutenant in regard to the number of inspectors. ,M. Chauffat, who remained so long asleep at the restaurant in Greek-street, Soho, was on Saturday removed to a French Hospital off Leipester-squart.
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