ALLEGED CRUELTY TO PIGS AT PEMBROKE. At Cardiff Police-court on Friday (before Mr T. W. Lewie, stipendiary, and Sir Morgan Morgan) John Sheen, of Kilgetty, and Joseph Roberts, of Haverfordwest, pig dealers, were charged with cruelly ill-treating a number of pigs by over-crowd- ,iqg them in a railway truck. Mr Blake appeared ■for the R.S.P.C.A., and Mr George David defended —Mr Blake said that on the 25th ult. the defendants over-crowded 48 pigs in a railway truck at Pem- broke. The truck was only capable of properly holding 45, upon loading which number they were warned by Inspector Clarke, R.S.P.C.A. Defen- dants afterwards put three more in, and when the pigs arrived at Cardiff one was found to be dead. —Mr David said that it was a monstrous thing that this case should have been brought before the Cardiff court, inasmuch as the whole of the wit- nesses were at Pembroke, where the defendants lived.—The Stipendiary said that the actual cruelty would occur in putting the pigs into the trucks, and that was done at Pembroke. The Cardiff court was sufficiently burdened with work without trying Pembroke cases there.—Mr Blake contended that the case could be heard at Cardiff, because the cruelty was continuous until the pigs arrived at Cardiff. It could be heard at any place through which the carriage passed.—The Stipendiary: There is one place where it will not be heard. I am not going to hear it.—Mr David applied for costs, and these were granted.—Mr Blake asked for a case, Ibut the application was refused.
REPRESENTATION OF CARDIGANSHIRE. According to the Pall Mall Gazette a coming candidate for parliamentary honours is Lord Lisburne, who meditates an attack, in the Con- servative interest, on Cardiganshire, now repre- sented by Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C. Lord Lisburne is a young man full of go," and possessed of some £ 12,000 a year. He was born seven-and-twenty years ago, and married Evelyn, second daughter of Mr Edmund Probyn, of Huntley Manor, Gloucester- shire and it is interesting to know that, the present peer's father having married Alice d'Alton, Mr Probyn's eldest daughter, the late Earl and his successor were not only father and son, but, had the former lived six months, would have been 'brothers-in-law. The Dowager Lady Lisburne, who is now about to marry Lord Amherst, is, of course, the present Earl's (step-) mother and sister- in-law.
THE GULLS AT MARLOES. A correspondent of our Haverfordwest contem- porary, the Telegraph, communicates the follow- ing :— Our ubiquitous "Gossip" recently related how the good folk of Marloes once upon a time thought a sagacious stranger worthy to be made king be- cause he invented the idea of bringing forage down- stairs to a cow instead of carrying the cow up to the forage. There are many other tales of more or less truth and interest told respecting the "Gulls" as our Marloes friends are familiarly dubbed. We picked up a few whilst making a recent stay in the neighbourhood, and will give our readers the benefit of them. On one occasion as some of the villagers were going up-hill with a cart load of cheeses, one cheese fell off. Being of local manufacture it did not break, but commenced to roll back downhill. The owner at once gave chase, upon which a Marloes neighbour shouted to him with great concern, Get over the hedge, it will run faster if it sees you coming." A couple of Gulls once saw a watch and chain lying on the road. Being unacquainted with such articles they regarded the long-tailed thing, which was going at the time, as a "clicking devil"—a reptile of a new sort-and hastily fetched picks wherewith to destroy it; but the timely arrival of another person prevented its demolition. Marloes folk are said to have set out on a Friday for a walk to Haverford to attend Saturday's market, and when they had travelled a considerable distance they would return home for the night, and start out with a light heart next morning to do the remainder of the journey. Some lads whilst bathing their feet at Marloes sands were squabbling. A passer by asked the cause of their disagreement, and was told their feet had got so mixed up that they did not know which were their own. He solved the problem by apply- ing his cane to their backs. Soul" is a word that is locally used as synony- mous with luxury. A working man was once enjoying the double treat of herrings and treacle for his supper, when his more thrifty partner waxed wrathful at his eating two "souls" at once. "Ah said she, "You'll come to want, I know you will; I may not live to see it, but I shall hear of it Another dame when slandering a. neighbour exclaimed, "Ah! she's a devil of a woman, God bless me for saying so Everybody has heard of the Scotchman who had not been in London twenty four hours before Bang went a saxpence." It is touchingly related of a Marloes villager that experience of a similar kind, but on a magnified scale, fell to his lot. Why," said he, I spent a pound there in eight days. I am glad in my heart to be back again."
FUNERAL OF THE FATHER OF THE BRITISH ARMY. General Breton (father of the British army), who died at 48, Rutland-gate, London, on Monday last, at the age of 91, was buried at Southsea on Satur- day without military honours, he being on the re- tired list. General Breton's last appointment was as Lieutenant-Governor of Portsmouth, which post he held from 1856 to 1861, and was retired under the age clause in 1877. His wish was that he should be buried where he last commanded.
When a man dies suddenly without having been attended by a doctor," says a popular guide to the law, the coroner has to be called in and an inquest held to ascertain the cause of death. But," adds the writer, "when he dies after having been at- tended by a doctor, then everybody knows why he died, and an inquest is not necessary." Heavy Tragedian at Railroad Hotel: Prithee, landlord, dwells there within the precincts of this hamlet a machinist ?" Landlord "A machinist ?. Yes, sir. Tragedian "Then take to him this bird of many springs. Bid him wrench asunder these iron limbs and then, for our regalement, to chisel slices from its unyielding bosom, for we would dine anon. And, pray you, do it quickly. Yon peas you need not carry, for those, with dext'rous manage-1 ment, we can swallow whole. Away." 1
The health of the English-speaking Cardinals is just now rather precarious, His Eminence of Westminster has reached his eighty-first year, and, although much better than he was early in the spring, is still far from well Cardinal Newman, too, has had a relapse this week, and the state of Cardinal Howard gives great anxiety to his nume- rous friends. He is still near Brighton. Mr T. W. Russell's statement about the Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union came at a most oppor- tune moment. It will completely clear the Union in the judgment of all fair-minded men from the slightest shadow of complicity with the Pigottian forgeries. We now have it on the best authority that no money left its funds directly or indirectly for the purpose of the letters, or for anything re- ferring to any issue now before the Commission. But the statement goes further than this. It reveals the real reason for the reluctance shown by the Union to produce its books. To have done so would have been to violate a solemn pledge of secrecy which had been given to all the subscri- bers, who naturally enough did not wish to invite boycotting and other delicate personal attentions from the hands of the National Leaguers. See the conquering hero comes! This time, and not for the first by times many, it is a brither Scot." Sergeant Reid, of the 1st Lanark Engi- neers, was the happiest man in Great Britain on Tuesday week. Or, if he was not, he ought, to have been. Not only had be won the Queen 'I Prize—the cordon bleu of volunteer marksman- ship—but he had cut the great record made by Private Fulton last year. As usual, the bronze and silver medal only afforded the faintest criteria of the final result. Private Wattleworth, who went to the front in the second stage, was no nearer than fifteenth at the last. I should say that failure of nerve had a good deal to do with his serious falling off at 900 yards. The bronze medallist, Private Rippon, did much better, and reversed positions with him in the last stage. The proxime accessit was the crack shot, Major Pearse, who won the Queen's in 1875, and who would probably have performed the miracle of winning it again in an ordinary year. The Ladies' Orchestra has been performing at the Brompton Hospital, much to the delight of the patients, although they were chiefly honoured by the Princess Christian, who was not only present, but treated her audience to a pianoforte solo, and also played a duet with Miss Mary Liddell. Lady Feodore Sturt sang, and Lady Winifred fiddled. Two pieces spoken by the Hon. Alec. Yorke were, of course, applauded, as the whimsicalities of this performer always are, whether he performs to those of high or low estate. Lady Cadogan was present, also the H on. Mrs. Byng, and, of course, Lady Dudley, who always sustains the part of chaperone-in-chief to the band of which her daughter is a member. The annual report of the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis has been issued.. The coinci- dence is not without a grimly curious significance, more especially as the report acknowledges that crime during the year has shown a decided ten- dency to increase. The Whitechapel murders have had, indeed, both a direct and indirect causative action in the matter. They appealed to the noto- rious imitative propensity of criminals. They also caused the withdrawal of large numbers of the force from their ordinary beats or stations, and thus left Bill Sikes and his merry men to work unmolested at their own sweet will. But the fact is plain to all readers of the report that we are grievously under-policed. The strength of the force has not kept pace with the increase of the population. I submit that if no numerical addi- tion can be made to our police, something might be done in the way of redistribution. Do we really require 2000 men to protect our Govern- ment offices, dock-yards, &c ? And as to the other 2000 on duty at the railway stations, the great companies should be able to organize a suffi- cient force of their own. I suppose it is a human weakness to like to hear the opinion that others entertain of us, whether as individuals or nations This sage reflection is not due—as you charitably hoped, no doubt-to the fact that I have been eavesdropping, and heard something to my disadvantage. Oh, dear, no I Only that the other day I found that pleasant gentleman known as 44 Max O'Reil" beset by a circle of Australians, including the charming prima donna who hails from Melbourne, all of whom were bent on extracting a promise from the genial satirist to go out, "do" Australia, and then come back and undo it. But this is a large order, at which Max naturally hesitates. Very high gambling went on at Newmarket last week at the card tables, after the legitimate gam- bling, if it may be called, of the turf, was over for the day. Two gamesters, one in a very exalted position, won largely, securing something like sixteen thousand pounds between them. Lord Lurgan was, of course, to the front, and many personages, much more distinguished, shared in his profits. It is really time that this terrible gambling mania was stopped. Never since the days of Scott has it raged so fiercely, with the result that many of the younger members of the aristocracy are ruining themselves as fast as they can. But what is to be done? Gambling has become the fashion, and unfortunately it is not frowned upon by people who could discourage it at once if they were so inclined. W.
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AN INCIDENT OF THE WELSH TITHE RIOTS. At the Cheater Assizes on Monday John Wil-; liams, car proprietor, Denbigh, brought an action to recover £100 damage for injuries to two horses and Waggonette against Charles Vaughan Stevens, agent of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for Wales. Plaintiff alleged that Mr Stevens, in order to cir- cumvent the rioters, ordered him to start at two o'clock in the morning for Llangwm. When they got there the mob made a violent attack with stages and stones. The carriage pole broke, the horses ran away, and the waggonette and harness were smashed, while one horse received such in- juries that it had to be killed. plaintiff also alleged that Mr Stevens knew the dangerous nature of the drive, because on the previous day, when protected by thirteen constables, he had to fly in order to escape violence.—Mr Swetenham, Q.C., M.P., in defence, contended that the persons responsible were those who made the wicked and cowardly at- tack.—Mr Justice Manisty, in summing up, warmly condemned the recent disturbances in Wales, and said that people who set the masses in motion and stirred public minds so that these riots had resulted had something terrible to answer for.—The jury returned a verdict for plaintiff, damages £100.
DR. TANNER, M.P., SENT A MONTH FOR ASSAULT AND THREE MONTHS FOR CONTEMPT. At Tipperary on Monday Dr Tanner, M.P., was charged before Messrs. Vesey, Fitzgerald, and Bruen, resident magistrates, with assaulting County-inspector Stephens, by spitting upon him, on the 3rd of May last.—The solicitor for the de- fence raised a technical objection to proceeding with the case, and on this being overruled he with- drew from the case. Evidence having been given, Dr Tanner addressed the court. He said that he did not recognise the court as constituted, and that he would not insult any gentleman by bringing him there as a witness. He solemnly denied the charge, which was a foul lie concocted by Inspector Stephens at the bidding of his masters. The Government, which had failed to intimidate him, now strove to defame him. But he defied the Government, and he defied the court, who had the sentence cut and dried. The chairman was the criminal, and he pitied him.—The Chairman said that the charge had been substantiated, and the defendant would be sentenced to one month's im- prisonment with hard labour. The defendant had further defied and insulted the court, and for that he would have to find bail in E200 for his future good behaviour, or in default three months' impri- sonment.—Dr Tanner asked that the sentence might be increased so as to allow him to appeal, but the court refused.
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AN INTOLERANT 'MINISTER. If the Rev. R. 0. Johns, of Haverfordwest, would only condescend to undertake the sub- editing of a weekly newspaper, the success of the journal to which he gave his services would be definitely assnred. From a portion of his last Sunday's sermon, which appears in another column, it will be seen that Mr John possesses quite ex- ceptional talents for the work of carefully reading and deftly summarising the contents of the daily ipress. All We have yet heard about the Shah and riis progress through Great Britain is most concisely and entertainingly set forth in some dozen short sentences in that sermon. Indeed, some of ua have learned more from Mr Johns than we knew before. It is no exaggeration to say that most of us have been ignorant till now that any "heathen -monarch" had come to our shores. We presume that reformed Mohammedans of the Shah sect, as well as those who acknowledge the spiritual head- ship of the Sultan, prostrate themselves five times a day to utter a prayer in which they declare that "that there is but one God, &c. A form of monotheism so pronounced as this will, in some people's opinicn. redeem its professors from the charge of heathenism, but Mr Johns is so well •informed on other points that one can hardly suppose he has erred in this matter. Possibly he can discover a good deal of heathenism or some- thing "little better" in persons nearer home. What he thinks of the Prince of Wales we are not very clearly told, but there is plenty of room for inference. The first thing that seems to shock Mr Johns' piety is the fact that the Shah was not taken to the City Temple, Newington Tabernacle, or even Westminster Abbey on his arrival, but was, on the contrary, "treated to a round of amusements." That was terrible, no doubt, but there is something to be said on the other side of every question. It is after all questionable whether the Shah would have thought the more highly of Christianity if we had not concealed the fact that Christianity (as Mr Johns apparently understands it) forbids amusement. It would have been as well, perhaps, not to have taken the Shah to Kempton Park, but otherwise the morals of the "heathen monarch" will, in our humble opinion, suffer little from the Christian vices in which he has taken part. It is clear that nothing pains Mr Johns more than the thought that "the Sabbath of the Lord God Almighty was wilfully broken by the one who will some day become the head of the English Church, in order that a garden party might be given" to the Shah. This sounds very big and very awful, but we venture to say that here Mr Johns, with all his brilliant talents of the journalistic order, not to speak of his sub- limated Christianity, is guilty of something like intolerance. Mr Johns must know, or surely ought to know, that until comparatively recent times the Church in every land regarded Sunday as a festival which had no Sabbatarian significance, and even now it is only some small and isolated sects which attempt to identify it in a literal sense with the Seventh Day of the Hebrews. We speak without prejudice in this matter, for per- sonally we are inclined to Mr John's way of thinking and feeing. There is always a develop- ment going on in the Church, and those who mark its tendency at present and for a long time past in various parts of the world will hardly fail to con- clude that the Sunday of the future is likely to be a day of stricter observance than it has been to the majority of Christians in the past. However, a great many people have not yet come to take that view, and it is absurd as well as uncharitable to abuse men, perhaps better than ourselves, for not accepting our speculative notions. Albert the Good used to amuse himself by playing cards with his friends on Sunday. He was brought up in the Lutheran Church, which has never taught that Sunday is the Sabbath. On the other side, John Calvin himself was no Sabbatarian. He commonly spent part of the Sunday (as Mr Johns again must be aware) in playing skittles. Sabbatarianism is a British invention introduced by John Knox and the other early founders of English and Scotch Calvanism. Now, if Albert the Good spent part of the First Day of the week in card-playing, and if we all continue to style him the Good notwithstanding, why should we call his eldest son wicked for taking part in a garden party on the same day? It must be confessed that our own direct knowledge of how garden parties are con- ducted is meagre, but we doubt if anything worse than card-playing takes place at them. Perhaps the Rev. R. O. Johns has experience of these entertainments and knows better. If not, he mght be a little more lenient towards the Prince of Wales and others who differ with Welsh Non- conformist ministers on questions in regard to which good Christians are still far from having come to an agreement.- Welshman
STRANGE DEATH OF AN ACROBAT. On Saturday, Dr Macdonald, M.P., coroner for North-East Middlesex, held an inquiry at the Metropolitan Hospital, Kingsland-road, into the circumstances attending the death of James Webb, aged 63, a street acrobat and performer, who died of injuries received in a singular manner on Satur- day, the 20th inst.-Charles Norland, a sawyer, stated that on Saturday week he was out with the deceased, assisting Webb in his performance. They pitched the ring in Rotherfield-street, and soon got a crowd round. After going through various feats, the deceased said if he could collect a shilling he would go through the wonderful performance of having a paving-stone broken on his chest. The money being collected, the deceased placed himself on two chairs, his head resting on one and his feet on the other. He then asked if any of the persons standing round would like to break the stone which he had on his chest. A young man said he would break it, and a lOlb. sledge hammer was given him for that purpose. He stepped into the ring, and gave the stone three blows, breaking it at the last one, but it slipped down on to his stomach as it was struck on the corner. Deceased at once complained of pains in his stomach, and after sitting for a short time he went home. He did not blame the man for the accident. Mr Herbert Williams, house surgeon, deposed that he had made a post-mortem exami- nation, found the cause of death to be peritonitis, the result of the blow. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."
The Earl of Wemyss will on Friday move an Address to the Crown, praying for the appointment of a Rcyal Commission to inquire and report upon the whole subject of official appointments by exami- nation, and to collect information bearing upon the subject from other countries.