CARMARTHEN BOROUGHS. MAJOR JONES'S CANDIDATURE. Considerable satisfaction is felt amongst the Liberals of Llanelly at the result of the meeting which was addressed by Major Jones on Thurs- day night. Such a stirring and enthusiastic meeting to open the campaign was totally un- expected, and tried veterans in the Liberal cause unhesitatingly declare that the enthusiasm displayed at the commencement of pre- vious political campaigns in the boroughs bears no comparison whatever with that evinced on Thursday night, both for the progressive cause and its upholder at the forthcoming contest. The commodious school- room was filled in every part, there being at least 800 people present, and the amusement of the Liberals present can easily be imagined when they read a paragraph in our Tory conteriiporary yesterday which inferred that there were only between three or four hundred present. At the close of the meeting the preliminary measures were taken to thoroughly organise the party, and committees were appointed in each of the three wards to further the candidature of Major Jones and to make a complete canvass of the town, the Liberal Three Hundred being temporarily suspended. These committees are large and representative, and the eagerness shown by numbers of those present at the meeting to be enrolled as members was a con- vincing proof of their interest in the fight, and was a most gratifying feature of the proceedings. The stirring speech of Major Jones was acknow- ledged to be the best and inost inspiriting he has yet delivered in the tin-plate town. On Friday the gallant Major's speech, and the enthusiastic meeting of the previous night were topics of animated conversa- tion amongst Liberals, who aro highly elated with the pr speefcs of their candidate. It is now generally felt that the supporters of Mr Lewis Morris both in Carmarthen" and Llanelly will, almost to a man, rally round the Liberal standard as the campaign proceeds. Yesterday afternoon the Liberal candidate visited the Seaside district, and was very warmly welcomed.
GLAMORGANSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS. OGMORE. The polling for a county councillor for the Ogmore division, caused by the elevation of Mr John Williams to an aldermanic seat, took place on Thursday. Three candidates were nominated, namely, Mr Wm. Llewellyn, grocer, Gwa'ia ( House, Tynewydd Mr Wm. Jenkins, mining engineer (Ocean Collieries), Ystradfechan, Tre- orky and Mr Onions. The latter withdrew, and a smart contest ensued between the other two candidates. The number of voters in the division is 1,182, and of these 1,055 polled, but two papers were rejected; > At eleven o'clock on Thursday night the returaing officer, Mr R. C. Griffiths, solicitor,^ of Brjd#6nd, declared the re- sult at Tynewycfd & follow^— Llewellyn 543 Jenkins 510 Majority for Llewellyn 33 SWANSEA DISTRICT. The following is the result of the polling at Tirdeunaw and Sketty:— TIRDRUNAW. Llewellyn Davies. (L.) 137 Thomas Freeman (L.) 75 Majority 62 SKETTY. Robert Amine Morris (C.) 454 W. Fred Richards .(L.) 409 R. Francis Crawshay (L.) 57 h h Majority for Morris 45 Mr Morris stood as an independent, and in the course of his election speeches promised as much T\,T ra* °PPonenty- It is to be regretted that Mr Crawshay, after only a very short residence in the district, should have persisted on going to the poll, as by so doing he lost the seat to the Liberals, for no one would for a moment suggest that Mr Morris lost votes through his candidature. Mr Morris, the new member, is the son and heir of Sir John Morris the lay rector and tithe owner of Swansea; but, nevertheless, it is stated that the chairman of the Gower Liberal Association drove past the polling station without recording his vote against him, while the Liberal member on the County Council for Pencl&wdd, who secured his own return chiefly because he is the son of a sterling Radical father, actually worked for and supported Mr Morris, notwithstanding his Toryism. With respect to this mote will pro- bably be said anon. CWMAVON. The result of the poll was declared by Mr Howell Cuthbertson, returning officer, yesterday as follows -— Thomas Davies, merchant (L) 444 Rev Daniel Evans, Congregatioaial Minister (L) 431 Majoi ity 13
SHIPMASTERS' PROTECTION SOCIETY. A fairly large number of shipmasters and officere assembled at the Great Western Hotel, Cardiff, last evening, at the invitation of the local agent of the Shipmasters' and Officers' Protection and Life Assurance Society (Mr J. J. Pearson, 107, Bute-road, Cardiff), for the purpose of considering certain grievances of the class and the best means of getting them redressed. Captain Davidson, who was voted to the chair, and others gave expression to their views, urging that the best means to adopt were con- stitutional. A Bill was already prepared for presentation to Parliament, which would, if passed, enfranchise members of the ^seafaring profession. It was explained that the Association was not antagonistic4 to the shipowners' interests, and was not so viewed by their employers, who frequently made application for men to the agents, who were now distributed all over the world. If the masters were all members of a common society such as the Association, they would be able to make their power felt, and so more quickly attain their ends. The Association has now over 2,300 members, and its assets are considerably over £ 6, GOO.
THE SEAMEN'S UNION AND THE BOARDING MASTERS. Last night was held a meeting of the local boarding masters dissenting from the main body who have constituted themselves into a branch to form the nucleus of a National Boarding Masters'Association with the object of promoting the interests of the class and of working in harmony with the National Seamen's and Fire- men's Union. Mr George Smith occupied the chaIr, the chief speaker being Mr Tom Piddell, who detailed at lensrth his reasons (already published) why the ne»w Association should not be allowed to assume the right of speaking in the °an\e,_of the boarding masters of the port of Cardiff.—A resolution condemnatory of the Association was carried.
DROWNED AT SEA. The schooner Orion, which left Fraserburgh on Thursday for Shields, put back yesterday and reported the loss of G-eorge Yule, 22, who fell overboard last night and was drowned. -+-
PUBLIC SCHOOLS RACQUET COM- PETITION. Malvern won the public schools racquet com- petition yesterday at Kensington, beating Harrow by four games to one.
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MEMORIAL TO BISHOP MORGAN. UNVEILING CEREMONY. < SPEECH BY THE BISHOP OF ST. ASAPH. [ FROM OUR OOBRKSPONDENT; 1 ST. ASAPR, Friday. To-day, at St. Asaph, Bishop Edwards un- veiled a monument to Bishop Morgan, who translated the Bible into Welsh three centuries ago. The monument, built by national subscrip- tion, is an imposing bit of work constructed in the fifteenth century style of architecture in red Stollington stone. From base to cross it measures 30 feet, and 7 feet from the base there are grooves in which stand eight figures in white stone; The figure facing the road is that Of Bishop Morgan, who is represented robed and baring a Bible. The site of the monument is on the cathedral grounds, and adjacent to the street, at St Asaph. A Welsh service was held in the cathedral, the preacher being Archdeacon Griffiths, of Neath. At three o'clock the unveil- ing ceremony was performed by the Bishop of St Asaph, in the presence of the Dean, Principal James, of Cheltenham College (late Dean of St Asaph), the Archdeacon ofst Asapli, Archdea- con Thomas, of Montgomery; Chancellor Jones, of Llanrwst; Chancellor Trevor Parkyns, Rev D, Roderick (the Bishop's domestic chaplain), Canons Richardson (of Corweii), Lewis (of Tref- nant), Morton (of St Asaph); Mr Samuel Smith, M.P., and Mr Herbert Lewis (the chairman of Flintshire County Council). The Bishop of ST. ASAPH, after performing the ceremony of unveiling the memorial (by Henry Prothero, of Cheltenham), said the centenary of the publication of the Bible for the first time in the language of a people was obviously the celebration of an event from which the mightiest results had ensued, and the man who had given to a people the Word of God in their own language had a claim upon their gratitude, national in extent and permanent in time. They c5F.t,a,inl.y i" sayine that the publication of the Bible in Welsh touched and shaped the- ology in Wales not less powerful than the authorised version did in England. But in Wales the translation of the Bible had a literary effect, almost he believed without a parallel upon the language of the people. Almost more remarkable even than its literary influences was the linguistic influence of the translation of the Bible into Welsh. It was more than probable that the Welsh language for three hundred years owed not only its literature but its very life and survival to the translation of the Bible. To a Welshman his Bible was bound up with the very thought and speech of his native land. Small wonder, then, that the divine truths of revelation, when enshrined in a casket jewelled with such precious and powerful associations, should have found a home and a throne in every Welsh heart. (Applause.) When they considered the time and the circumstances under which Bishop Morgan translated the Bible, when they imagined the difficulties, now dimmed by the lapse of three centuries, which encorii- passed his work at every stage and then, when they regarded the excellence and the fidelity of his completed task, they were lost m wonder at the greatness of the man, and could only feel that he was God-gifted and God-given for the Work. (Applause.) Principal JAMES said he hoped this event would be a revelation to the world of what Welsh scholarship had done. He heped it would also be a revelation to the world outside of Welsh religious unity. He knew that many people in Lugland thought tha.t religion in Wales consisted chiefly in controversy. These people derived their opinions from letters in the news- papers, but these were only like the foam upon the breakers in the stonii, beneath which there was a deep mass of waters, and he believed, deep down in the Welsh hearts there was a peat moving force, a mass of power ivhich one day would show its real and true unity. That monument, erected as it was through the exertions of both Churchmen and Nonconfor- mists, was a proof to the outer world of the Welshman's love for his Bible. (Applause.) Rev Dr Dickens Lewis, Rev Dr Davin Roberts, of Wrexham Archdeacon Thomas, Rev Owen Davies, Baptist minister, of Carnarvon; Rev Hugh Jones, Wesleyan minister, Liverpool and Professor Lloyd, formerly of Aberystwyth, also spoke. j The Dean of ST ASAPH seconded a vote of thanks, proposed by the Rev Owen Davies, to the Bishop for performing the unveiling ceremony, and his Lordship, in reply, proposed a vote of thanks to the speakers, which terminated the proceedings. The monument is octagon in form, built on richly-carved pedestals, eight draped figures in white stone representing Bishops Parry, John Davies, Edmund PloyS, Goodman, and Sales- bury. Tho central figure, Bishop Morgan, is holding an op:;n Bible, the whole surmounted by crown and cross.
LOSS OF & STEAMER ON' LXJNBY* < THE CREW LANDED AT CARDIFF. Early onThursday morning the crew of the Hartle- pool steamer Ackworth (owned by Messrs Merry- weather and Co.), which struck on the rocks at Lundy Island during a fog theprevious evening,and had to be abandoned, were landed at the pier-head, Cardiff, from the Glasgow tug Fiying Elf. The steamer was outward-bound with coal from Cardiff for Port Said. A representative of this paper had an interview with a number of the sailors who were on board the Ackworth at the time of the disaster above described. They were seen at the Sailers' Home, where a number of them are at present staying. In answer to the questions that were addressed to them, they made the following statements:— The steamer sailed from Cardiff on Wednesday morning with coal for Port Said. Her crew consisted of 23 hands all told, Capt. G. Kennedy being in command. We were delayed for a short time in the roads, but when we proceeded all went well until we got within about 20 miles of Lundy Island, when it came on very thick. We had had a pilot on board, but he left us two hours before we got to Lundy. At about nine o'clock on Wednesday night the man on the look-out shouted to the bridge 'Land ahea.d.' It was quite. dark and very fogsry, but there was no sea on. The vessel was steaming full speed- at something like nine knots an hour. Her course had been laid south-west by west, and that was the one kept by the man at the wheel. "A moment or two after we heard the look- out shouting we saw the dark outline of the island loom up ahead out of the fog, and an instant or two after we struck, running bow on to the rocks and sticking fast. The shock was so great, as might have been expected, but the bow seemed to rise up and go on over the smaller rocks nearer the water. No damage was done to the forecastle or forepeak, all the damage being apparently under water. The fore compartment filled, and the bows being at so much greater an elevation than the stern, the water rushed after the thwartship bulkheads, not being watertight or the doors not closed. The engines appeared to be stopped almost at the same moment that the steamer struck. Two minutes after a fireman named John Kelly observed water rushing into the stoke-hole, but the fires were not put out. Fortu- nately it was not high water at the time, for had it been we should have run right stem on against the almost vertical rocks inside the smaller ones and probably gone to pieces. As it was, the steamer's bows approached to within nve yards of these rocks. We started the pumps at once, but they made no impression whatever on the water. We got out the port lifeboat and later the starboard lifeboat, but did not take to them, as the steamer seemed to keep afloat all right everywhere except at the boiv- We made signals of distress, and although the fog increased after we struck, in half or three-quarters of an an hour the tug Flying Elf came alongside and rendered us I assistance We remained by the vessel for over three hours, afterwards getting our clothes and other effects- some of which had been put in the boats-on to the tug, and saving the ship's papers and other valuables. As much as we could in the time we secured, we filled the boilers up with cold water to prevent an explosion in the case of any further sudden iniash of water. At one o'clock in the morning, or thereabouts, we left the vessel in the tug, and anchored something like a quarter of a mile from her in order to see how she was lying when daylight came. When we steamed round her in the morning we saw that she was clean out of the water fore and aft, about four feet of her side being visible. She had a slight list to starboard, but did not seem to be in a bad position, all things considered. Her stem was afloat, and she seemed to be holding amidships, but the weather was very calm, and the chances of getting her off are not at all bad. We proceeded from her to Cardiff and were landed at the pierhead, whence we pro- ceeded here. The Ackworth was a steel-built steamer, about three years old, and of 1,403 tons register. She has triple expansion sur- face condensing engines, and is owned by Messrs Merry weather and Co., of West Hartlepool. One of the owners was on board at the time of the disaster, and it is stated that on each of the two occasions that he has proceeded to sea the vessel he has been on has met with some mishap. The Cardiff agents of the Ack- worth werelVlessrs Worms, Josse, and Co.
AN AMERICAN COMMISSION AT MERTHYR. ANOTHER FORTUNE FOR A WELSH- MAN. Our Merthyr reporter writes :—Mr Bruce Lovie late Vice-Consul at Cardiff for the United States' recently received a commission, in pursuance of which he attended the Bush Hotel, Morthyr, on Friday to take evidence with regard to the estate of a Merthyr man, who died in the United States and left a considerable property in gold mines in California. There is little doubt but that the relatives of the deceased will derive considerable benefit from his estate.
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BRECONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. The quarterly meeting of this Council was held at the Shire-hall, Brecon, yesterday. The Chairman, Councillor Charles Evan Thomas, of The Knoll, Neath, presided, and there was nearly a full attendance of members of the Council. ROYAL COMMISSION ON LABOUR. In connection with the Royal Commission on Labour, one of the Assistant Commissioners, who was charged with the duty of collecting facts pertinent to that branch of the inquiry which related to the agricultural labourers, wrote the Council to the following effect:—The time at his disposal would probably permit him to investi- gate only one poor-law Union within the county of Brecon, and as the, union of Brecon appeared to have been selected in 1867 by the Assistant Commissioner under the Commission on the Employment of Children, &c., in Agriculture, he was likely to select the same Union for the purpose of the present inquiry unless he received information of the fact that the conditions of the labourers in some other portions of the county differed materially from those in the Union of Brecon, or that some other Union may be considered more typical of the general condi- tion throughout the whole county. He asked the assistance of the Council through a committee, or otherwise, in making the, survey and investi- gation which he intended. —On the motion of the Chairman it was resolved that the letter should be printed and referred to the General Purposes Committee. POSTAL FACILITIES. A comttiunicntion having been received relative to the need of improved postal facilities between South Wales and London, and elsewhere, it was determined that the county member (Mr Mait- land) be requested to attend on behalf of the Council as one of a deputation appointed for the purpose of obtaining, if possible, improved postal facilities. THE ANGEL PROPERTY AT BRECON. The Local Government Board wrote with reference to an application of the County Council of Breconshire for consent to the sale and pur- chase by them of the Angel and premises at Brecon, that before deciding such application they had directed a local inquiry to be made on the subjecbiby one of their inspectors. STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE. This committee reported that on the recom- mendation of the Chief Constable (Mr Edmund Gwynne), they had awarded a pension to P.C. Oram of £ 33 16s per annum in pursuance of the old Police Superannuation Act, being one-half of his pay, he having been medically certified as incapacitated from doing duty as a constable for life.-The County Surveyor had reported certain small repairs necessary at Talgarth, Devynnock, Builth, Hay, and Crickhowell police stations, which the committee had ordered to be carried out. THE APPLICATION OF THE BRECON TOWN COUNCIL. The Main Roads Committee reported that they had considered the application made by the Brecon Town Council for a contribution towards the costs of the maintenance, repairi and im- provement of certain portions of the streets within the borough—which was referred to the committee by the County Council-and they re- commended that it was at present inexpedient to deal with any isolated application for contribu- tions towards the maintenance of district roads. THE JOINT COUNTIES ASYLUM COMMITTTEE. This committee reported that they had to make a call upon the respective County Councils for the sum of R568 23 lOd for rates, taxes, insurance, and pensions for the past year. The proportions from each county were as follows.—Monmouth, £ 432 17s 8d Brecon, 297 17s 4-d Radnor, j637 7s lOd. The report was adopted. THE PUBLIC ANALYST' REPOHT. Mr William Morgan, Ph.D., public analyst, reported that since his last report he had re- ceived six samples of mi:k and one of lard. Of the milks, four were equal to the recognised standard of quality. One contained 7 percent. extraneous or added water, and one contained 10 per cent. skimmed milk. The sample of lard was genuine. REPORT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEP. --THE BUDGET. The Finance Committee reported that the Standing Joint Committee had certified accounts for payment amounting to j3551 3; Id and £ 1,065 4s 8d for the pay and expenses of the police force for the ensuing quarter, and that the Main Roads Committee had certified accounts for payment amounting to R,491 12s 9d and 2759 8s 3d for repairs ot main roads for the ensuing three months. All these amounts the Finance Committee recommended to be paid. They further recommended that bills in respect of reformatories and industrial schools, salaries (controlled by the Finance Committee), superannuation allowances, lunatic asylum, coroners' disbursements, weights and measures, County Council elections, and mis- cellaneous payments, amounting altogether to £ 938 Is ld, and £308 12s 5d for principal and interest on loans, should be paid. (The cost of the County Council elections was £ 48914s 9d, and of this £100 had been paid on account. The budget submitted by the committee showed that the estimated expenditure for the forthcoming year amounted to 215,300, and the estimated receipts to £ 9,872. The committee recommended a rate of 8d in the 2, amounting to £ 8,752. leav- ing a balance available for the expenses of the fifth quarter '-of £ 3,324. Thi? the committee would find somewhat less than the actual rtqiiireineiits. Respecting the payment of the eightpenhjr rate recom- mended by the Committee for the. service I of the year, the Committee recommended that it should be paid in twopenny rates on the 1st June 1st September, 1st December (1892), and 1st March (1893). The Coriiinitteeilso recom- mended that the attention of the Local Govern- ment Board should be called to the inconvenience caused by the delay in the Government audit, and by its intermittent character. Sir Joseph Bailey analysed the accounts and explained tne budget at length. Having explained certain in- j accuracies in tho estimates, be pointed out that the sum to be obtained from the ratas would he 27,657 14s 2d, which could be raised by a sevenpenny rate. With this alteration, and the substitution of a penny rate for a two- penny rate for the fourth quarter of the year, be moved the adoption of the report.— Mr Thomas Wood seconded, and Mr Gwynne- Holford supported, and discussion ensued 011 the; subject.—Councillor Roche moved as an amend- ment that the rate be 61/ed instead of 7d, but no one seconded this.—The report was adopted with the substitution of a 7d for an 8d rate, and it was determined that 2d rates be made on the 1st of June and 1st of September; and that, subject to revision, a 2d rate be levied on the 1st December and a Id rate on the 1st March, 1893. INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION. Rev D. A. Griffith asked whether there was any prospect of progress being made in providing the county with intermediate sellools.-Sir Joseph Bailey replied in effect that there were £ 1,103 13d lid (from grants) in the bank. The scheme of the Joint Education Committee had been sent up to the Charity Commissioners. Certain matters in that scheme were objected to. The Education Committee took into considera- tion these objections they thought some of them reasonable, but they could not agree with others. One of the objections was that the parish of Llaneily was divided, half going to Crickhowell and half to Brynmawr but it seetned the wish of the inhabitants that they should all go to Brvil- mawr. Well, if that was so, and it was shown to the satisfaction of the Charity Commissioners, he had little doubt but that it would be carried out. Then Builth objected because they were called upon to provide a site not less than two acres; and that, in the opinion of the com- mittee, seemed a reasonable objection, and it was now under the consideration of the Chanty Commissioners, as well as a further objection made by Builth. QUARTERLY MKKTING3. On the motion of Sir Joseph Bailey, seconded by the Chairman, the following dates were agreed upon for holding quarterly meetings :-That the day of election for County Councillors be the 1st Thursday in March, and the Friday next preceding the 17th day of March be the ordinary day of election of the chairman and aldermen and that the other quarterly meetings (unle-g otherwise ordered by the Council at the March meeting) be held on the 1st Friday in August, 3rd Friday in October. 3rd Friday in January, and 3rd Friday in April. PROPOSAL TO RESCIND A RESOLUTION. QUESTION OF MAIN ROADS. Councillor John Thomas (Brynmawr) moved That the resolution passed on the 19th April, 1890- ■' That no roads in the county be declared main roads until a scheme for declaring main roads throughout the country has been settled "-be rescinded. This resolution was seconded by Mr Robt. T. Griffiths (Hav), and carried.—Councillor Thomas then moved that the disturnpiked road extending from Clydaoh Bridge to the old turnpike house on Beaufort Hill be a main road.—Councillor Gwynne Powell seconded, and Col. W. Jone,8 Thomas, A.D.C., supported.—Sir Joseph Bailey, whilst not opposed to the resolution, moved that it be referred to the Main Roads Committee.— Rev Prebendary Garnons Williams seconded.— The motion was lost, and an amendment by Sir Joseph Bailey, that the question be adjoutned to the next meeting of the Oouncil, was carried.— Sir Joseph next moved that this and similar matters be referred to the Main Roads Com- mittee, with instructions to report at the next meeting of the Council. The resolution was carried. AjfENDirKNT OF STANDING ORDERS. The Rev D. A. Griffith (Troedrhivvdalar) moved— When matters affecting the interests of any particular district are to be considered at a meeting of any com- mittee ori which the said district is not represented, that it be an instruction to the Clerk to communicate the fact to the representative of such district, and that the said representative be allowed to attend the said meeting of such committee to watch the interest of the district, but without power to vote. Councillor Bligh seconded. Sir Joseph Bailey opposed. The motion wis put to the meeting and lost. JOINT NATIONAL COUNCIL. Rev D. A. Griffith moved that the Council approve of the objects of the Joint National Council of Wales and Monmouthshire, and that they appotnt three members to represent them on that Council.—Mr Pritchard seconded.—Mr Robert Griffiths moved as an amendment that the Council approve of the formation of an association of the County Councils of Wales and Monmouthshire, and that they appoint three members as delegates from that Council to attend any meetings that may be held, with instructions to report to Breconshire County Council.—Mr R. G. James seconded.—Both resolutions were put to the meeting and lost. This concluded the meeting. "eulE
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CARDIFF MUSICAL FESTIVAL. MEETING OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL. IMPORTANT SPEECH BY MR BARNBY. ACTION OF THE COUNCIL VINDICATED. TELEGRAM FROM MR BEN, DAVIES. On Friday evening a special meeting of the Executive Council of the Cardiff Triennial Musical Festival was held at the Park Hotel to,; meet Mr Joseph Bamby, theconductor. Councillor Shacltell occupied the chair, and there were also present Councillor Brain, Messrs T. E. Aylward, Hugh Brooksbailk, W. H. Johnstone, E. W. Waite, E. Barry, R. S. Fisher, B. Newman, Paul Draper, W. Scott, T. Evans, and W. A. Morgan (hon. secretary). After the business of the evening had been transacted, the Chairman gave a hearty welcome to Mr Earnby, aud expressed the hope and feejiijg that the relations between him and the members of the Executive Cdtmcil would be of the moat cordial and satisfactory character. Mr JOSEPH BAKNBY, in replying, said that, as in sacred story, wise men were said to have come from the East, he could on that occasion say that he trusted that it would be proved that a wise man-wise in recard to the anticipation of the success of the Festival-would be found in liiii case to have come from the East. His connection with the Principality had not, he was bound to say, been of the most happy character. Ten years ago he had paid a visit to Cardiff to take part with Sir George M,. barren ;n the Natioual Eisteddfod, On that occasion, they had arranged a classical concert, frotn ii !nch they had anticipated the highest results, with the belief that it might lead tu a development of culture and musical art in the town and neighbourhood. (Hear, hear.) He was sorry to say, however, that half way the concert was absolutely stopped, and the rest of the evening devoted to Welsh airs, amongst them, naturally, being The Men of Harlech (laughter)—an air which might claim his sym- pathy, perhaps, from the fact that he had at one time arranged or disarranged it. (Loud laughter.) He was so irritated at this lack of succesi that he left Cardiff with the greatest dissatisfaction, and vowed that he would never be induced under any consideration to return to the Principality. Latterly, however, he besran to think that Cardiff would foUow the order of nature, and lie was fully prepared to believe that 1 here had been progress in the music d art no less than in more practical and commercial aspects—(hear, hear)—and when he was asked to undertake the conductorship of the Festival he accepted it with the greatest cordiality, feeling that he was honoured in being associated in so distinguished a manner with what he believed would be one of the finest musical gatherings held id the country. (Loud applause.) They would, there- fore, expect from him an expression of opinion as to the character of the arrangements which had been made. He could only say, in the most unqualified terms, that these arrangements were of the most perfect character. He saw, when lie was shown the engagements that had been made, that there must indeed have been development to a most gratifying extent in the town of winch he entertained somewhat curious recollection*. (Hear, hear.) They had what he might call a perfect band of artistes It would beiurpossible to improve it, and although they had neither Albani nor Patti( the latter would of course be impossible) they had the knowledge that the artistes, whom they had had the good fortune to secure, were so strong that he did not believe that such a combination had been en- gaged in any previous festival ever held. He was the more delighted because he found that trtisies of the highest rank had agreed to take fifth rate parts in addition to their leading roles, guided solely by the very laudable desire to sink petty feelings in the interests of the art which they followed. The orchestra was a splendid one in every tespect, and he was delighted at the enterprise exhibited by the Council in taking the new departure of engaging only British performers. With regard to the choir, he had no experience, but he had the pleasure of the acquaintance of the three choir trainers, and he had full confidence that the work would be admirably accomplished. (Applause.) He need not say that he was an ardent devotee of art, and he held a strong view that there was no greater element in civilisation than the art of music. He had spoken to his friend, Mr Arthur J. Balfour, and he would take care to suggest it to Lord Salisbury, that it would be a wise thing in all towns of a certain population to establish choral societies, believing that it would tend more than anything else to the promulgation of a feeling very much averse from "(treason, stratagems, and spoils." (Laughter and applause.) He felt great gratitude for the reception they had given him. and he was looking forward with the greatest possible pleasure to the Festival, and he could assure them thntf with God's help they would have snoti»a gathering in1 Cardiff as had never been held in the rest of the country. (Loud applause.) After referring to thfe splendid services that had been rendered by the hon. secretary, Mr W. A. Morgan, Mr Barnby went on to speak of the discussion that was going on with regard to the engagement of artistes. On coming into the town he (Mr Barnby) had noticed with surprise that Madame Nordica had recently been singing at a concert in Cardiff, and he spoke to some gentlemen with a certain amount of wonder, feeling that the pre- sence of that vocalist, even so many months in advance, would be calculated to do a certain injury to the great meeting in September. Then they spoke to him of another artiste who, at one time, was spoken of as likely to have an engage- ment only a few weeks before the Festival. He was asked by two gentlemen whether there was any reason why they could not allow him to sing at the Theatre. He (Mr Barnby) replied dis- tinctly and clearly that it would have been a very bad thing indeed. (Hear, hear.) "You tuo going to spend money, he said, for four months in advertising that singer, the whole of which would, of course, be for the benefit of those who wished to engage him at the prior date." No doubt, there was a certain charm inccenery and action, and in all the peculiar sentiment which invested tt singer in opera, and he had no doubt that Mr Ben Davies's appearing to singular advantage so short an interval before would naturally command attention which could not fail to react unfavourably on his appearance in heavier wbrks, and on the bare plat- form a few weeks later. He could only add that he had 30 years' experience in choral work, and had engaged many artistes. It was his invariable experience that the appearance of a great singer at another place before his own performed, had done most serious damago to his receipts. Even in the case of Madame Albani herself he had had a most un- fortunate experience of the action of this very natural Jaw. That was, of course, in the com- mercial way of looking at it—a way which they, as practical men of business, were bound to adopt if they had the interest of the Festival seriously at heart. (Hear, hear.) In short, he fully agreed with the action of the executive. He hoped to come down to Cardiff many times before the great meeting took place, and he had every confidence in their realising a magnificent success. (Loud applause.) The SrcRKTAKT subsequently read a telegram from Mr Ben Davies to the following ettect Engagement wan not fixed for theatre, otherwise they could make mo sing. You are at iberty to show this.—BEN DAVIES. After a feW congratulatory remarks from the CHAIRMAN, the proceedings terminated.
THE GOOD TEMPLARS' CONFERENCE. The Grand Lodge at Lancaster completed its session on Friday. Another political resolution passed re-affirmed former declarations against the transfer of the licensing authority to bodies elected on other and general issues, and agreeing with every other national temperance Organisa- tion on the point. The Grand Lodge asserted its belief that the association Qf drink licensing with county councils and similar bodies would be injurious to the efficiency and purity of these bodies, and would exercise a pernicious influence upon the electorate through the en- forced complicity thus created with an evil business.' Members were, therefore, pressed to resist to the utmost every effort to degrade popular re- presentative bodies by giving them such facilities for dealing with liquor licensing as are now left to judicial benches mainly concerned with the punishment of crime chiefly caused by the liquor traflic. Northampton was chosen for next year's meeating. Two challenge shields, being replicas of pieces of plate in the British Museum, were presented for the largest increase of mem- bers in adult and juvenile branches respectively to the delegates from Mon- mouthshire and Gloucestershire North. Before closing, the Grand Lodge passed cordial thanks to the local authorities, the pfreachers Of sermons, Mr W. S. Caine, several past officers, the local reception committee, deputations from kindred societies, and others who had contributed to the success of the week's meetings.
SUDDEN DEATH AT CARDIFF. Last night, about 7.30 p.m., Constable Snow was called to 32, Stuart-street, where he was informed that a painter named Edwin Jones, of 9, Station-road, Penarth, had been suddenly seized witli illties-i and died before assistance had arrived, The deceased was engaged in painting the house. The body was removed to the mortuary, where it now lies awaiting an inquest.
A MATTRESS FOR MRS MONTAGU. Mrs Montagu, who is within nine Weeks of her confinement, has been allowed a malttess in Londonderry prison. Whilst at Grange Gorman she used an ordinary plank bed.
THE NEW BISHOP OF CARLISLE. Dr Bardsley was yesterday afternoon enthroned iis Bishop of Carlisle in tho prepense of a large congregation, including nearly 200 clergymen.
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THE TRIAL ADJOURNED. [REOTEB'S TBLEGRAX] MBLBOURNE, Friday The trial of Deeming for the Windsor murder commenced in the Criminal Court here to-day. The proceedings were, however, very short, as on the application of the prisoner's counsel for a post- ponement, the trial was adjourned until Thursday next, the 28th inst.
SUSPECTED OF A MURDER IN GLASGOW. A correspondent telegraphs:-A man now employed as shunter in Londonderry, but who was in 1884 a member of the Glasgow City Police Force, recognises Deeming's photograph as that of a man who made his acquaintance on the day after the discovery of a mysterious death in the York Hotel, Glasgow. He states that he was called to the hotel and found the body of a young man, apparently a foreigner, of respectable position and means,lying in a lavatory with a revolver beside him. From the position of the body, the wounds, and the weapon, the constable concluded that the case Was hot one of suicide; but in the absence of definite informa- tion no action was taken, the body being buried unidentified. The next evening a man, who gave the name of •'Swanstone," and who alsostoppedatthe York Hotel, accosted the constable on his beat, and appeared to be anxious to discover whether suspicion pointed to any one. He produced a bottle of brandy and got very confidential, and boasted of a farm in America and hia pbsition as manager of the Rocky Mountains Railway Works." The ex-policeman is now convinced that his surmise was correct, and that Deeming knew something of the crime. DINHAM VILLA. At a public meeting of the parish of Rainhill, held after the vestry meeting on Tuesday night, the Vicar occupying the chair, a reference was made to the recent tragedies at Dinham Villa, and a resolution was submitted thanking Mrs Hayes, of Huyton, who owns the property, for her thobghtfulness in not leaving a trace of the villa in which the murders were perpetrated.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE. THE CARMARTHEN VOLUNTEERS. The first competition of the season in connec- tion with the Spoon Club of the Carmarthen Volunteers was held on the Danyrallt Range on Thursday afternoon. There was a rather strong right wind blowing, and it was also very misty, making the shooting at the long ranges very diffi- cult. There were several young shots present, and the meeting augured well for the success of the shooting this season. Mr T. O. Edwards was the secretary and treasurer. The winners were:- 1st, Latice-(jor )Jal E. J. Andrews; 2nd, Private T. O. Edwards; and 3rd, Private A. Lloyd Davies, The next competition will take place next Thursday.
MR SPURGEON'S SUCCESSOR. On Friday evening, at the Metropolitan Taber- nacle, a Specially important and largely-attended meeting of Church members was held to consider what steps should be taken to fill Mr Spurgeon's pulpit. TheRevJ. Spurgeonpresided, andaresolu- tion wAs passed thanking Dr Pierson for his services, and inviting him to return from Philadelphia, for which town he sails in about six weeks, and occupy the Tabernacle pulpit for one year. Mr Spurgeon's son Tom is expected in England in June from New Zealand, and he will take his father's pastorate for three months.
LATE SPORTING NEWS. ANTICIPATIONS. Magnificent weather and the prospect of grand sport caused a large number of racing men to patronise Derby this after- noon, when, after a tame commencement, the fields were very strong in numbers. The chief event-, the Doveridge Handicap, was voted a good thing for Belmont, but he found more than his match in St. David, who beat him so easily that I cannot see where the backers of Mr McCalmont's horse are to see much profit in accepting 10 to 1 about him for the Jubilee Stakes, especially bearing in mind that the DoveridgeHatidica-p weights were raised lOlbs. To-morrow the meeting will be brought to a con- elusion, when some of the following may win Darley Selling Plate-REBL. Friary Plu.te-CLEVER ALICE. Abbot's Hill Hurdle Handicap—GLADSTONE or DING DONG. High Peak Plate-TRELASKe of SCRKRCH OWL. Chaddesden Plate—HARPSTRING or EJECTOR. Derbyshire Plate—MASTER OF THE HORSE. Osmaston Plate-HERSHAM COLT. Friday Night. VIGILANT. THE JOCKEY SPECIAL says :-125, 12, 36, 76.
NEW YORK PRICES. [BEDTEB'S TBL.GRAIl.] NKW YORK, Friday.—Money easy. Stocks opened a fractioh loWer, but recovered partially later, the market closing dull, but firm. Cotton on the spot was dull at %c. improvement futures advanced on reported bull manipula- tion, and closed firm. Petroleum inactive, but closed steady. Lard wa £ steady all day, with but little change. lvheat- futures advanced owing to "bull" flurry, and closed steady; spot opened steady, and closed dull and weak. Flour business quiet. Corn- futures closed firm; spot quiet, but steady. Sugar steady and unchanged. Coffee—futures advanced in sympathy with strength in Europe, and closed steady; spot steady and Yic. higher. Tin continues with a strong tone. Iron inactive, and closed dull. Copper has again ruled quiet. (iovEltN NIFNT BONDS AND ItAil.wt.Y HKAUKs Quotations. Apr 22 Apr. 21 Call Money U.S. Gov. Bonds 2 p.c 2 p.c Ditto, other Securities 2 p.c 2 p.e Exchange 011 London, 60 days sight 4.67 Ditto. Cable Transfers 4.>8% 4.68:,4 Exchange Paris, 60 days' sight S.17t¡2 i Exchange on Berlin Days 5-?4 5 Four per Cent. U.S. Funded Loan 15% 115% Western Union Telegraph Shares 92^4 92% Atchison, Topcka, & S. S"e K1/? J6',4 Do. Do. 4 p.c. Mor 83; 83% Do. Do. 5 p.c. Income.. 57 ii, 58% Baltimore & Ohio 98% 98% Canada Southern Shares t:û:4 60%, Canadian Pacific 18^2 89 Central of New Jersey. 13b% 13"% Central Pacific Shares 31 31 Chesapeake & Ohio Common 23 23% Chicago, Burlington & Quincey.. 108% 108% Chicago & Ndrth.Western, Ord 120 120% Chicago & N. Western Preferred. :431/2 143; Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul 7S*/2 73^ Chicago & Rock Island 85 86:>4 Cleveld, Cin., Ch., & St. Ls. Ord. 69% 70!/g Delaware & Hudson gq 1H Delaware Laclcawana ]59Va 159% Denver & Rio Grande Shares 17% 17% Denver Preferred 5] 5^ llinois Central Shares 101% 104' Lake Shore 'k ichi all Southern 14 J3q Louisville & Nashville Shares 7rjlk ?4vjj Michigan Central Shares 109^ 109y2 Missouri, Kansas, and Texas 17 17 Missoui-i Pacific W 60% New York, Lake Krie, & Western 30 j8 30% Ditto, Second Mortgage Bonds 107>/o 10763 New YorkCentriJcir HLKISOU River LL^VJ 114% New Yorki Ontario&, Weatem, Ord 19% 1S% Northern Pacific, Common 22 22% Northern Pacific, Preferred 60% 61 Norfolk & Western Preferred 48 q8 Ohio and Mississippi Ord. Shares 20 20 Pennsylvania and Philadelphia 58% 55V, Philadelphia and Reading Shares 58% EB ph i ladelphi a&Rending 5 p. c. 1st i,n c 76% 75Y2 c^0- '4 P-c-Mot 87% Union Pacific Shares 45 !M 46 T Wabash 1 St Louis, & Pacific. 12% 121A Wabash St Louis, &c., Prof. Srn.l 27% 28 C0TT05AND PRODUCE MAltKKT Cotton, day's receipts at U.Sts.por( 3,000 2 000 Cotton, day s rec'pts at Gulf PnHdl 3,000 [ 5,00J Cotton, nay s export to Gt, Brit'n.. 4,000 5,000 Cotton, day's expt to Continent.. 10,000 HI;OOU Cotton futures May delivery 7.16 7.00 Cotton futures, July delivery. 7.33 7*2.5 Cottob,middliiig upland New York 7% 7% Cotton, middling New Orlaaris 7 7 (Petroleum, crude at New York 5.40 5.4C Petroleum, sta'dard white, N.York 6.10 610 petroleum, st'd white,Philadelphia 6.5 6.5 Petroleum, Pipe Line Certs. May.. 59 59% Sniilss of Turpentine 35 35% Lard Wilcox's Spot M71/, 6 47V, Tallow, Prime City 434" <1% Sugar, fair refining Muscovados 2% 2% Do 96 p.c, Centrifugal. 0% 2% Corn, New mixed, Western spot.. 50l/a 51 Corn futures,May 47% 47% Corn ;utiires, July 46 46 Spring Wheat, No. 1, spot 94% 95% Wheat, red winter, 011 the spo 1 99% 93% Wheat, delivery May 80% 90 4 Wheat, delivery July 90% 90 Coffee, Rio No.7 13yH 13 Coffee, Rio, No. 7, Low Ord. May 12.40 12.26 Coffee ditto July delivery 11.95 11/75 Flour, eX StateShipping'brands.. 3 55 3.55 Iron, No. l.Coltness 21.00 21 00 Tin, Australian 20.65 20.50 Copper, iVlaY 11.75 11.75 Steel Rails Jo 38 Freight Grain Liverpool steamers 2cl 2d Freight Grain steamers London 2.1 2^d Freight Cotton to Liverpool %d hd Silver ]Biillion 37% S8 Wheat, Chicago, May delivery. 81% 30% Corn, Chicago May Dslivery 42^ 42 Tin fpJ.ine( Savannah 31% 31 u.) price asked. (h) nom. (c),.ex .rtiv.. (d) ex int
ADJUDIOATIONS, &o. [FROM PRIDAV NIGHT'S "LONDON GAZETTE."] FIRST MEETINGS AND DATES OF PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS. William W. Harrison, of Cwrh, near Swansea, scliobl board attendance officer.. First meeting, May 2nd, at 3 p.m., at the Official Receiver's, Swansea public examihatioti, April 29th. at 11.30 a.m., at the Town- hall. Swansea. Thomas G. Killard, of Llangyfelach-road, Bryhhyfryd, Swansea, general and furnishing ironmonger. First meeting, May 4tli, at noon, at the Official Receiver's, Swansea public examination, April. 29th, at 11.30 a.m., at the Town-hall, Swansea. William Thomas, of Brunswick-street, lately Bryn-road and Goat-street, all Svratlsea, commission asrent. First meeting, May 2nd, at noon, at the Official Receiver's, Swansea public examination, April 29tb, at 11.30 a.m., at the Town-hall, Swansea. NOTICE OF DIVIDEND. Henry Trottier, of Stacey-road, Cardifl (lately trading as Ilenry Trottier iind Company, at Mountstuart- square, Cardiff), coal incrcuant. First and final dxyidtehd of Is 0'/2d. in the £ now payable at the Official Receiver s, Cardiff.
CRldkKT.—Secretaries of Cricket Clubs will oblige by forwarding fixture lists to T. Page Wood and Co., Gun Makers, Cardiff, for insertion in Cricketers' Companion." 8565
CARDIFF. LAST OF THE PARK HALL SERVr(YES.-Tht closing service of the present series of Sunday afternoon popular services will be held in Park Hall to-morrow at three o'clock, when tht address will be given by the Mayor (Aldermat T. Rees), the chair being occupied by Mr John Gunn. VORUNTEER CntJRcn PARADES.—The Cardiff detachment of the 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment will assemble at the Drill Hall at ten o'clock on Sun- day morning and proceed to St. John's Church, where Divine Service will be conducted by tho Rev C. J. Thompson, chaplain. The command. ing officer asks the men to parade in full dress uniform, with side arms, and hopes every member of the detachment will be present on the occasion. The Severn Volunteer Division, Royal Engineers, will assemble at the rear of thJ Town Hall at 2.30, and afterwards attend Divino Service at the same church. ST. ANNÈ'S STRiNG BAND.—The annual concert took place in the Crcfts-street schools on Thurs- day, under the conductorship of Mr W. F. Shap- lani Dobbs. The performance shewed that the band had greatly improved, under the leadership of Mr Arthur Roberts, during the past year. The following ladies and gentlemen gave their valu- able services :-Misses Astle, Bomash, and Evans, Messrs Haines (Llandaff Cathedral), Chambers, Willows, Griffiths, Giles, Davies, and- last, but not least, Mr J. H. Davey. DEATH &, A PILOT.—Mr William Jones, 'one of the oldest Cardiff pilots, who was super- annuated some five or six years ago, died in Brighton on Thursday at the age of 73. Mr Jones entered the service in the year 1861, and was, during his long connection with it, deservedly esteemed by a large circle of friends. He was only taken ill 011 Saturday last with an afffiction of the chest. He died at the residence of his daughter-in-law, Mrs Captain Hook. His other daughter is the wife of Captain Rosser, one of the assistant dockmasters of Cardiff. The funeral, which will be public, will take place on Saturday, the remains being brought from Brighton to Cardiff for interment. LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL. The First Sunday after Easter.—In residence, the Very Rev the Dean and the Rev Canon Hawkins. Holy Communion, mid-day. Preachers-morning, the Rev Minor Canon Skrimshire; afternoon, the Dean. Chants and hymns by the Holiday Choir throughout the week.—C. J. VACGHAN, Dean. ANNIVERSARY.—To-morrow (Sunday) the anni- versary services in connection with the Tredegar* ville Sunday-school will be held. Particulars will be found in our advertising columns. FATHER IGNATIUs.-On Sunday night Father Ignatius will preach at the Park-hall an Easter- tide oration. Father Ignatius's recent visit to Cardiff will not spon be forgotten, and there will doubtless be a large attendance. CHARITY FOOTBALL.—The committee which arranged the charity football match, New- port Dock Riggers v. Newport Dook Representatives, recently on the New- port Athletic Grounds, have been successful in handing over £ 30 to the widows of Charles Woods and John Davies, riggers who were accidentally drowned in the Usk on Feb. 8th, and desire to thank everybody who assisted them to achieve this handsome result.
DEAN FOREST. FATAL ACCIDENT.—John Harris, a middle-aged man. died from the effects of an accident which occurred on Wednesday. Deceased worked at W. David and Co.'s steam stone saw mills at Parkend, and was assisting in raising a stone about six tons weight out of a railway truck to the saw bed. Suddenly the gantry, which was reckoned to be safe to raise ten tons, gave way, and the stone falling, crushed the poor fellow so badly that he died the same day. He leaves a wife and six young children.
SUDBROOK. PRESENTATION.—On Thursday several of the employees of the Sudbrook Shipyard and theif friends met at the Black Rock Hotel. Port- skewett, for the purpose of presenting the late manager (Mr C. W. Dodgin) with a small token of their esteem. The party, numbering about 60, sat down to an excellent repast provided by Host Adalyi. -Several toasts having been given a.nd responded to, Mr Heck (Lloyd's surveyor, Newport) proceeded to make the presentation which consisted of a handsome illuminated address on vellum, in walnut frame; also a massive gold albert and ring, together with "a silver tea and coffee service and salver.—Mr Dodgin, in a few appropriate words, thanked his friends for their kindly feeling towards himself and Mrs Dodgin and hoped he would long be spared to be amongst them.— Amongst the visitors present were Mr Jackson (Sudbrook), Mr J. G. Royal (Sudbrook), Mr Brooks (Brooks and Marsh, Newport), Mr R. Griffiths (Chepstow), Mr John Adams, and others. Letters cf regret were received from Messrs Fleming and Ferguson (Paisley), Mr A. J.Jenkins (Messrs Williams and Sons, Cardiff), Mr S. D. Jenkins (Messrs S. D. Jenkins- and Son, Cardiff), Mr D. B. McCalluin (Cardiff), Mr G. F. Harding (Newport), Mr Laurie (New- port), Mr T. Dawson (Newport), Mr S. Morse (Brist), Mr J. W. Brenton (Bristol), Mr J. A. Mille (Chepntow), Messrs R. Hosken, O. Morris, J. Rihards, and W. Tanner (Porttsketrott).
CktOKHO'WTELk. PHILHARMONIC SOCIKTT'S CONCERT. — This society, which is under the conductorship cf Mt P. J, Wheldon, gave the annual concert on Thursday evening, at the Clarence-hall, to a very- large and fashionable audience. The first part consisted of the performance of Bennett's cantata, The Woman of Samaria, with full orchestral accompaniment, the soloists being Miss S. Pierce, London (soprano), Miss Eleanor Rees, London (contralto), Mr Boyce Creake, Bristol Cathedral (tenor), and Mr J. J. Watkins, Cribkhowell (baritone). The performance was in every respect a highly creditable one, and was well received. The second part of the programme was of a miscellaneous character.
SWANSEA. DPATH OF MR S. B. -PowEn,-The death is announced of Mr Samuel Browning Power, forming a partner in the firm of Messrs'Richards, Power and Company, the Swknsea shipowners. Mr Power had been a member of the Swansea Town Council, and was the founder and chief supporter of the Swansea Nursing Institute. The funeral took place at Greenwich Cemetery, and was attended by a large number of distinguished personages.
LLANBRADACH. SUDDEN DEATH.—Mr Rhys, the coroner, held an inquest on Wednesday morning at the Wing- field Hotel, on the body of John Riley, who died suddenly on Saturday morning. Dr Mackenzie said that the deceased died from failure of the heart's action. A verdict of Death from natural causes was returned. CONCERT.—A grand concert was held at the Institute on Wednesday evening, and there was an exceptionally good atsendance. The chair- man was Captain Lindsay, R.E., and Miss Lewis, Ystrad Vicarage, accompanied the singers. The following took part: Misses Howells and Waughington, Caerphilly Miss Webb, Cardiff; Mr Lewis, Messrs Lewis and Davie3, Dowlais | and Mr Peter Brennan, Neath.
PORTHCAWL. VESTRY MEETING.—A vestry meeting was held at the National Schoolroom on Thursday even- ing, Mr C. C. Evans presiding.—Messrs Strick, Swansea, as representing the estate of Calvert Jo»es, were present to back a proposal to divertr the road leading to the sea. It was ultimately deeided that the vestry sanction no diversion, and further instruct the Highway Board at Bridgend not to pass any buildinp- plans ob ground adjacent to the road without first subinit- ing them to the vestry.It was also agreed that the vestry appeal to the committee of the Rest to remove the objectionable notices posted there, and that the locks be taken Qft-the gates.
I NEATH. PRIMROSE LF.AGUK BALL.—A fancy dress ball in connection with the Gwyn Habitation of the Primrose League was held at the Gwyn Hall yesterday evening. The hall was decorated by Messrs B. Evans and Co., of Swansea, with their accustomed excellent taste. There was a large and fashionable attendance, and the event was a thorough success. SKEWKN SCHOOL BOARD.—The first meeting bf the uewly-formed School Board at Skewen was held on Thursday. Mr Lewis Jones was elected chairman and Mr Wm. Howell vice-chairman. Messrs Cuthbertson and Powell were appointed clerks to the Board, and the days of meetings were fixed.
BRECON. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At yesterday's meet- ing, Rev Prebendary Garnons Williams was unanimously re-elected chairman and Messrs William Perrott and John Evans vice-chairmeo for the ensuing year. Committees were also appointed for the year. ni 1 —■——^
CHURCH PARADE AT CARDIFF, A church parade of the Severn Volunteer Divi- sion Royal Engineers will take place at Cardiff to-morrow. The men will muster at the Town- hall square at 2.30 o'clock, and will inarch thence to St. Andrew's Church, where the chaplain (Rev G. W. Ilantord) will officiate. The band of the corps will accompany the service in tIN church, and Mr Aylward will preside at th. organ.
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0f posterity will be if those having the p^ers to extend, and make useful this mighty Si pi re throw the opportunity away, because they were led, ot misled, by every fancied folly, or by every fad which agitators like to throw before them. THR QUESTION OF HOME RULE. Gentlemen, there is one subject that I feel I must say a word upon, because it is a subject-I do not know that that is a. good reason for it-which interests me, and upon which I have a sort of personal observation to make. In 1868 and 1874 some observations were addressed to me—I need not betray confidences, because they were all printed, and I believe are in print at this moment —during the election with reference to what was called the Irish question. Now do not be alaniied —I am not going to enter into the whole of the Irish question. It is a very difficult one. But in those days I was informed, as you will see by the papers of the time, that the Irish party were independent of the two great political parties, an observation which I think I have heard repeated since, and that of course one's adhesion to one party or the other would make considerable difference at the poll. Well, I held then the views which I hold now. I said then, though it was not quite so popular then with the members of my own side, that I thought there were some questions—questions applicable to the building of a bridge br the making of an aqueduct, or some other local matter—that some arrange- ment might be made by which the expense of a journey to Westminster upon such local matters might well be conceived. I found that that sentiment, generally acceded to now by both sides in politics, was not so fairly established then. I am happy to say that before 1874, when Sir Å Michael Hicks-Beach became a member of the Government—(applause) —he uttered very much the same sentiments and concurred with me in what, speaking before different constituencies, we had alleged to be the true view of what was called the Irish question. I need not say, as you are familiar with the history of those electoral contests, that that was not considered satisfactory by the then electorate of Cardiff, or at least by that portion of it to which I refer,-and accordingly my very tTJild aequiescence was rejected with scorn, and, indeed, I am bound to say, with that terseness of expression and fluency of speech which characterises their coun- try. One gentleman addressed me in very plain terms. I see what you mean—you would give us a vestry, but you would not give us a Parliament." That was very much what I had meant, and I was obliged to acquiesce in the justice of his criticism. Well, time went on, and my friend—since, I regret to say, he has passed away-was more malleable, and was able, according to his views, to give the assurance which I could not, and the result was that I was not the member for Cardiff, and he was. (Laughter.) But it strikes me that Home Rule—or whatever it is to be called- is nbt much nearer now than it was in 1874. (Cheers.) I feel a difficulty in speaking on this subject because I wish to avoid anything like what I might call bitterness of expression, or even unkindnesa of expression, towards those who take a different view from myself, but it is impossible not to have witnessed what has been passing among the Irish party themselves. We are asked, I understand, to make a new arrangement of our constitution. WHAT DOES HOME BULK MRAN ? We have had the Union since 1800, and we are now in the year 1892. and what the alteration is to be is one of the things which no human beiriv has yet found out. (Laughter.) As I said just now upon another subject, I do not say that any arrangement is perfect, but, surely, if you are going to appeal to the people as to whether there is to be a new constitution or not, it is the right of every citizen called upon to record his vote to know what he is going to vote for. (Cheers.) There was an opportunity at the com- mencement of the session, but, undoubtedly, there was a good deal of reluctance anjong the leaders of what is called the Liberal party to explain anything. It was said, indeed, that there Vvas a great difficulty in finding the leaders of the Liberal party at that time. Some people made curious inquiries as to what had become of them and, speaking as a lawyer of only what I am certain, they were not there. (Laughter.) Well, we are to have another opportunity on the 6th of May, and everybody is looking for- ward with great interest to what is to be done. I vgather from the utterance of one distinguished member of the party that that opportunity is not going to be taken to explain what the new Home Rale scheme is. I find that it is only a sham motion, that it is only a mare's nest discovered by the Times newspaper; but certainly it is an opportunity which I should have thought a statesman who was anxious, and felt his obliga- tion, to explain to his fellow-countrymen what it was which was going to be propounded,if Another Government was to be established, would have taken. WHY CAUTION IS NECESSARY. Now, I am not gifted with the sense of prophecy which I observe pervades a great many people. I do not know wnat is going to happen on the 6th of May but is it too much to ask my fellow-countrymen not to consent to buy a pig in a poke ? (Applause.) Hud they not better know what it is they are gointf to purchase, before they pay their money ? If the showman or the pro- prietor of the article—I really do not know what phase will exactly convey the not take the people into bis confidence, is if a very unnatural thing to say Well; if jtoir Won't telL m wi.,tt it- is you are offering lis, we are English citizens, and we are not going to alldw' ydu' Hive power." (Cheers.) Speaking generally, the statesman who seeks the suffrages of his fellow-citizens must say boldly what is the principle of his proposed measure, and what it is he is going to Parliament upon. Be it observed that the caution is very desirable, because the first scheme which was propounded, and which, according to the views of a great many of us, was to separate two kingdoms in a way that it would be very difficult indeed to re-unite them again -that scheme I say appears, at all events, to have received a very unfortunate fate. So far as I can See, nobody defends it now. I am quite certain that one of the two sections of the Irish party has absolutely declined to acquiesce in it. Which scheme is it to be ? If you are to have a Govenment which is to be dependent upon the Irish votes, and that Government takes one or other view, whichever it may be, where there is division, that Govern- ment is helpless and hopeless in the grasp of men who will act together, and who will turn it out at a moment's notice unless their particular views are adopted. (Cheers.) I say, apart from any particular fancy for this or that Government, I say that that is about the most mischievous and ruinous condition in which the administration of thisèountrycould possibly beleft. The Government could then exercise no independent judgment of its oWn. it is dependent on the predominance of this or that faction within its own ranks and if the view of the Parnellites and the Anti- Parnellites prevails on one side or the other, that moment the Government is dependent upon a chance majority. Do you think that a Govern- ment so constituted, apart from the questions which divide Parliament, could show such a record of work done as you have heard described by Mr Gunn, in respect of matters which raised no questions au all of party politics, but which were aimply in the interest of the State. (Cheers.) A "PUKF" AND A PROPHECY. I cannot conclude what I have to say without paying one word of just tribute, I should say, to one of the great sections of the parties in the State. I have been here since I contested Cardiff once before I am here to-night. (Cheers.) I do hope and believe, if you are good enough to ask me, that I may be brought here again—(hear, hear)—for the purpose of welcoming Mr Gunn as member for Cardiff. (Cheers.) He won't say I am not returning good for evil. (Laughter and applause.) But, in all seriousness I say to-day as I said yesterday, that I don't believe in the whole history of political controversy in this country such an example could be found of the devotion of Englishmen to principle and what they believe to be right as the attitude of the Liberal Unionists in the course of the last six years. (Applause.) Why are Mr Gunn and I found on the same platform ? Why am I exhort- ing you to return Mr Gunn as the representative of .Cardiff ? It is becouse we, who have taken this view, and Liberal Unionists, who have taken different views on many political questions, never- theless find ourselves in face of a great danger, and we intreat you to sink all minor differences, and remember that you have but one duty, and that is to return a man who has the boldness to stand up for what he thinks to be the right prin- ciple upon which the State should be governed, and to avert the greatest danger that this country has seen in a century. ORANGEMEN MUST BE PROTECTED. There is one, and only one, further observation I wish to make, and that is that great as has been the service done to the State, great as I believe is the danger which will be averted by the union of Liberal Unionists and Conservatives together, I believe it is as nothing to the great and enormous benefit that has been gained by us all in the recognition which it has compelled us to make, that we did not sufficiently under- stand each other before. I seak no triumph, I desire no triumph over my fellow-subjects. What I would like to see, the ideal that I place before myself is not what I observed one Liberal statesman has said when he was encountered by the fact that. a large portion of the population of Ireland would be made dis- loyal and seditions were a certain course to be pursued, said, "We will soon to be pursued, said, We will soon stop that by the policemen." That is not to my mind statesmanship. (Hear, hear.) While I admit, and would enforce that the law, once it is law, must be obeyed by all, yet when the question is for a statesman whether tie will pass a particular measure that will render disloyal, and perhaps seditious, a very large body ot his countrymen, it is not to my mind statesmanship, still less is it what we used to mil Liberal policy, to make an answer to the observation that you can crush dissent by the influence of the policeman's baton. But the ideal I would like to forward is not in the shape of a policeman. The ideal I would look lorward to if it were possible to imagine such a Jtate in the conduct of human affairs would be tin's, and which I am happy to believe Conser- vatives and Liberal Unionists have long recog- nised-tbat they were not so far apart as they had wpposed that it was not true that every Conser- vative was opposed to every form of improvement, tnd that it was not true that every Liberal Wanted to tear up by the roots every part of the sonatitution of the country, but that each of us ttave learned and recognised the fact that though differently advised perhaps from early association or prejudices derived from party speeches, pamphlets or histories, yet we each of us were guided really and truly by a desire to serve our country, and that now we recognise at all events that the one object tor which we both press forward with unabated energy and untiring courage is to gain that kind of unanimity in the state, and desire to do all things for the in the state, and desire to do all things for the beneSt of every class of party in the State, that we should strive to avoid making class distinctions, and only recognise the one Overwhelming super- eminent duty, and each should strive to fulfil that Christian precept which is at the root of all social harmony, and at the root, I believe, of all good government, that We should, do unto others that we would wish others to do to us. (Loud and continued applause, during which his lord- ship resumed his seat.) Col. HILL then proposed a vote of thanks to Lord Halsbury on behalf of the ClivS Habita- Lord Halsbury on behalf of the Clive Habita- tion of the Primrose League and its visitors for the favour he had conferred upon them by coming to address them. Mr JOHN ANDREWS seconded the proposition, observing that a full share ot the credit earned by the present Cabinet was due to Lord Halsbury. (Applause.) The motion was carried with acclamation. The LORD CHANCELLOR, in responding, said I thank you heartily. Will you allow me to ask you one thing more ? I have invited you to give mean invitation. (Laughter.) Till that is ac- complished, farewell. (Renewed laughter and applause.) Lord WINDSOR, in moving a vote of thanks to Lord Tredegar for presiding, referred to that nobleman's willingness to at all times aid the partv. The speaker expressed the hope that in the future every section of the party would work harmoniously, and that there would be no diffi- culty in controlling or directing the party organi- sation. Councillor TROUNCE seconded the proposition, characterising the chairman as "one of ourselves," and stating that it was not true that Conserva- tism was vanishing "from our beloved country." The resolution was passed with acclamation, and the Chairman acknowledged. In doing so, his lordship said he did not give up his hard- earned holiday to visit Cardiff Docks or Cardiff Castle, or even Roath Park—(laughter)—but he spent it laying before the country one of the greatest issues that had ever been put before it. I 8e' (Cheers.) Before sitting down, he proposed a vote of thanks to the ladies of the Clive Habita- tion of the Primrose League for having given that demonstration. This proposition was also cordially passed, and the proceedings were brought to a conclusion with the singing of the "National Anthem."