THE WELSH REGIMENT. ITS FORTHCOMING MARCH THROUGH SOUTH WALES. COMPLETION OF ARRANGE- MENTS. EVIDENCES OF PUBLIC ENTHUSIASM. HOSPITALITY FREEL PROFFERED. At length the arrangements for the forthcoming inarch through South VVaies of the 1st Battalion of the Welsh Regiment are practically complete. Much has been heard of late of this remarkable event, which, in all its essential features, will resemble that march which took place in North Wales two years ago in connection with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. For the first ume since the territorial system came into operation, residents in the rural districts within the area from which the Welsh Regiment is recruited will have an opportunity of seeing the famous old 41st pass through their peaceful ':amlets and villages. This method of trans- 'erring men from one garrison town to another was tirst applied to the old 23rd Regiment, the iepot of which: is at Wrexham, and it is now being extended experimentally to the Welsh Regiment and the Devonshire Regiment. Such marches must act favourably in the matter of bringing in recruits, and by familiarising the sountry population with the military, tend to obliterate that prejudice against the Army which has existed in the Principality for so many years, and has deterred such numbers of mitable young men from "listing even when %ey might have been disposed 10 do so. Despite 4ie otj on 10 question, however, the number of ^eoruit,5 jboained in this district of late has been exceedingly satisfactory. At the present time the regiment is quartered 11 Pembroke Dock, and in the middle of next month it will leave that station for Cardiff en route for Dsvonport. The dates for the several advances and halts are as follows July 13th, march out from Pembroke Dock. July 15th, leave Narberth. July 16th, halt at St. Clear's. July 17th, Carmarthen. July 18th, Llandilo. July 19ch, Llanelly. July 20cb, Swansea. July 22nd, Neath. Probably from the 23rd to the 26th July the battalion wil be encamped at Porthcawl, where it will join the 3rd Battalion (Militia) of the Welsh Regiment, and possibly the 1st and 2nd battalions of Volunteer infantry of the same regiment. This will be the first occasion since the establishment of the territorial system that the three branches of the Welsh Regiment, Regulars, Militia and Volunteers, will have been brigaded at the same time tud place. This fact alone will lend additional interest to an affair which directly soncerns so large a section of the general public. Upon leaving Porthcawl (but this detail awaits inal confirmation) the regiment will resume its march through the following places at the dates specified :— July 27th, Llanharran. July 29th, Mountain Asb. July 30th, Merthyr Tydfil. July 31st, Pontypridd. August 1st, Cardiff. On Monday, the 29th July, it is arranged that the troops shall encamp in Lord Aberdare's Park at Mountain Ash. At Cardiff, where they will rest two or three days, the men will probably remain under nvas on the field adjoining the Barracks at Maindy. It has not yet been definitely fixed whether they shall leave Cardiff for Devonport by rail or by hired transport. During the stay of the regiment in this town the old colours which have been removed from Wrexham Parish Church, and are now at Pembroke Dock, will be formally hung in Llandaff Cathedral. An imposing parade and an impressive religious ceremonial will accompany this function. The battalion on the march will number between six and seven hundred men, and will be under the command of Lieut.-Col. Quirk. D.S.O. All the details and preliminaries in iconnection with the march-the securing of camping grounds, water supplies, etc.—have been made by Col. Goldsmid, commanding the 41st Regimental District. During the four days the regiment stays at Porthcawl manoeuvres on a much more extensive scale than usual will be carried out, as a consider- able portion of the Severn Brigade of Volunteers i will be under canvas there at the same time, making up a grand total of some 5,000 men. The Severn Brigade, which is under the command of Col. Befchnne Patton, comprises the following :-2nd and 3rd Volunteer Battalions Somersetshire Light Infantry, 2nd V.B. South Wales Borderers 1st V.B. Gloucester Regiment, and 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment. The Somersetshire and Gloucester- shire battalions are not expected to undergo their annual training this year with the Monmouth- shire and Glamorganshire battalians, which will be at Porthcawl from the 20th to the 27th July. That pleasant little ieaort, with its fine expanse of common and its excellent sands, is to be congratulated upon having been selected for so large and important a military gathering. The presence in the district of so fine a body of troops, Regular and Auxiliary, cannot fail to prove of immense benefit to local tradesmen. Though Wales has so often been reproached for her want of military spirit, it speaks eloquently in her favour that all the camping grounds that will be occupied by the battaliou on its march are being lent free of charge by public authorities, private landowners, and others. There is much talk of the hospitality that will he extended en route to both officers and men. Great enthusiasm seems to be everywhere felt among the people in connection with the under- taking, and in every town at which they stop the men may anticipate a hearty and cordial welcome. It is expected that there will be a grand parade and march past in Margam Park of the entire brigade encamped at Porthcawi. During the manoeuvres at the last-named place it is earnestly hoped that land- owners will do all that lies in their power to facilitate the same, and that they will offer no objection to the movement of the troops over land where there are no growing crops or that are not likely to suffer much damage. A private gentleman in Cardiff has invited the whole of the non-commissioned officers and men to dinner during their stay in the town, and rumours of other exemplifications of a most com- mendable patriotic and public spirit in connection with the battalion's all too short sojourn at Cardiff reach us. Already there are suggestions as to the feasibility of enlisting the services of the regimental band in the interests of various philanthropic objects at different stopping places through the country. Given only such favourable weather as we have experienced during the last few weeks the march and its incidental manoeuvres should prove an unmis- takable success. It will be noticed in the dates in the official programme that Sundays are omitted, as they will be observed for purposes of rest.
TRADE DISPUTE AT NEWPORT A CONTRADICTION. We published on Friday a paragraph relating to the dispute at Liverpool Wharf, Newport, and staked that an attempt at propaganda on the part of the Federation at other river wharves has no been successful; in fact, the representatives of the Federation have in one or two cases been ordered off and seen off." A letter from Messrs Botterell and Roche, solicitors, London, who act on behalf of the .P I Shipping Federation, declares that this state- ment is misleading and untrue, as no propa- ganda work has been attempted by any of the Federation officials," and also that the state- ment that the representatives of the Federation had on one or two occasions been ordered off and seen off is also untrue." We give to the denial the same prominence as was given to the original statement, which was pubhshed in good faith, having reached us from source deemed trustworthy. Attempts have been made during the past two or three days by the management ol* the Liverpool wharf to obtain local men to work at the wharves, the idea being that they should displace the imported labour. Two men, who had answered the advertisement originally put in the papers were sent for on Thursday and offered higher terms than is usual, but they declined the offer. On Friday two others who had also been in com- munication with the management through the original advertisement were also seen, but it is understood that they too declined to go to work. On Saturday the s.s. Morion, of Glasgow. commenced to discharge 300 tons of pig iron at the whurt, and hoped to be able to get round by the sveniag's tide to Cardiff for a fresh cargo. The imported labourers commenced working at &.30 a.m., but bad two or three hours work atill to do at 5 o'clock in the evening. The men who are locked out declare that the unloading of the 300 tons would occupy about four hours. Inspector Brookes and a poste of four or five constables ate still on duty it the wharf, and have ten ever since the com- mencement of the dispute. It is believed in well-informed quarters that the dispute will terminate in a week or two at most.
"SONS OF FIRE."—Thi* is the title of a NEW navel by Mis.s Baulion, the Queen of Novelists, which will commence publication Ul the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News on June 15th. Two serials SIMMX complete stories, special features, and the news mi Hie week A magarine ana newspaper eonbinedfor • teray.
WELSH CALVINISTIC METHODISM. GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN LONDON. OUTLINE OF THE WEEK'S PROCEEDINGS. For the first time in the history of the denomination, which dates back to the year 1743, the General Assembly or Synod of the Calvinistic Methodists of Wales is to be held this week in London, and the event has every promise of becoming a historic one. The Assembly has often crossed the borders. It is held triennially in Liverpool, and has even met in Manchester, but never in London and least of all in Exeter Hall, that famous gathering place of religious organisa. tions. Possibly, this is but another instance of the tremendous advance made of recent years by all that pertains to Wales and Welsh Nationalism. The false mode°i;y of a generation ago which bade John Jones hide histlight under a bushel and regard himself as the humblest of the humble has disappeared, and John, having been educated up to a right conception of his own true worth, to-day proudly measures himself against his neighbour, and has developed an aggressiveness which to those unaware of the educational revolution of the last 15 years must be in- explicable. It should, however, be borne in mind that the Assembly visits London with no idea of making a display the invasion of the Metropolis is a departure which, if anything, has been undertaken rather against the grain in the case of the older leaders, but the London Welsh- men were not to be denied and as those present last year at the Pontypridd meeting will doubtless recall to mind, there was a large pro- portion of votes received in favour of fol- lowing the customary rota by holding the 1895 assembly in North Wales. The claims of the Calvinistic Methodists of the Metro- polis to this recognition at the hands of the Supreme Court of the Connexion are undeniable. Though separated from their native land and placed in far different environ- ments they still chng to the language and religion of their fathers with all the tenacity characteristic of Welshmen the world over. The statistical returns for 1894 show that the Welsh Methodists in London have nine churches with a total membership of 2,868, being an increase on the previous < year of 85; while the hearers who frequent these chapels number 4,019, and the total collections amount to 25,683. The Assembly proceedings will be opened on Monday evening, and will be continued until Thursday night, leaving Friday, Saturday, and Sunday free to be devoted entirely to preaching services. Monday night's meetings will neces- sarily be of a preliminary description, chief among them being the recep- tion of the delegates in Exeter Hall at 6.30 p.m., under the presidency of Mr R. Williams, St. Andrews-bill. The whole of the conferences, by the way, will be held in Exeter Hall, commencing at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, when the retiring moderator, the Rev. O. Jones, B.A., Oswestry, will deliver his valedictory address on vacating the chair m favour of his successor, the Rev. W. James, of Aberdare. The moderator's address will, it is anticipated, be of exceptional interest, and will deal mainly with the formation of the Welsh University in its relation to the educational machinery of the connexion. At this conference the moderator for 1896 will also be elected. The choice this year will fall on a North Wales minister, and current gossip points to the probable selection of the Rev. Josiah Thomas, M.A., Liverpool, the indefatigable secretary of the Foreign Mission Committee, and brother of the late popular divines, Owen and John Thomas. On Tuesday afternoon the conference will be occupied in dealing with the multifarious affairs of the Foreign Mission, and in the dis- cussion of the reports of committees. Prominent among these will be the report of the Parlia- mentary Committee, which this year will take the form of an important manifesto giving an authoritative declaration as to the attitude of the connexion towards the question of the Disestab- lishment and Disendowment of the Church in Wales. The Calvinistic Methodists have for years been chary of interfering in matters of public policy, and it was only four years ago that the Assembly first pronounced specifically for a dissolution of the Church from the State. It is matter of common knowledge that this quiescent attitude of the denomination has been scandalously misinterpreted by Church Defence advocates but the manifesto now about to be issued will be sufficiently explicit and out- spoken to place it beyond the shadow of a doubt that the Calvinistic Methodists must no longer be regarded as indifferent to the burning question that has agitated the Principality for the last quarter of a oentury. The election of secretary is also on the agenda for Tuesday. The city of Liverpool makes a bid for the honour of a visit from the Assembly in 1896, and as no rival is yet in the field the invitation will doubtless be accepted. The conference will continue its sittings on Wednesday and on Thursday, and it is evident from the agenda that the delegates have their work cut out to complete the business within the allotted time. The public meetings have been arranged as follows Tuesday night, Exeter Hall, missionary meet-' ing. Chairman, the moderator. Speakers, Revs. J. Monro Gibson, D.D. J. Cynddylan Jones, D.D., Cardiff; Griffith Ellis, M. A., Bootle W. J. Williams, Hirwain. Wednesday, 5.30 p.m., at New Jewin, the Da vies' Lecture by the Rev, Principal T. C. Edwards, D.D., Bala. The rev. gentleman, howevever, owing to illness, will nob be able to attend, and his lecture will be read by Professor Ellis Edwards, M.A. Wednesday, 7.30 p.m., at Exeter Hall, tern. perance meeting, under the presidency of Mr J. Herbert Roberts, M.P. Speakers, Revs. D. Phillips, Swansea Thomas Levi, Aberystwyth Daniel Rowlands, M.A., Bangor Thomas Job, Conwil; Evan Jones, Carnarvon J. O. Jones, Llanberis, and Mr Hugh Matheson. Thursday, 2.30 p.m., Exeter Hall, Forward Movement meeting. Chairman, Sir G. B. Bruce. Speakers, Revs. Dr. Thoburn McGaw; W. James, B.A., Manchester Griffith Parry, D.D., Carno John Pugh and Seth Joshua, Cardiff; John Oweu, Mold Mr John Lloyd. Barry and Mrs Ray. Thursday, 7.30 p.m.. Exeter Hall, young men's meeting-Chairman. Mr J. Bryn Roberts, M.P. Principal T. F. Roberts, Aberystwyth; Dr. Pentecost, E. Phillips, Newcastle Emlyn; Professor Ellis Edwards, M.A., Bala; J. Morgan Jones, Cardiff Mr E. Griffith, J.P., Dolgelley and Mr Herbert Lewis, M.P. Friday, 7.30 p.m., Romford-road, Stratford, Forward Movement meeting—Chairman, Mr Robert Rowland, J.P. Speakers: Revs. A. Jeffrey, Maryland Point; Moses Thomas, Port Talbot J. Pugh, Cardiff; Lewis Ellis, Rbyl; David Jones, Clwtybont; J. Glyn Da vies, Newport; Lodwig Lewis, Liverpool; and Mr John Jones, J.P., Llanfyllin. It will be observed from the list here given that leading ministers of the Presbyterian Church of England will take conspicuous part in the public meetings, thus further cementing the bond which has been for years drawing closer and closer between them and the sister Church in Wales. On the following Sunday there will also be a general interchange of pulpits between the Welsh Calvinists and the Presbyterians of the Metro- polis. Many hundreds of delegates and visitors are expected, and it would appear that arrangements for their hospitable welcome have been made on a very elaborate scale by the Welsh in London.
THE SWANSEA POISONING CASE. Drs. Jones, Powell, and Charles have-com- pleted their post-mortem of the body of Mr Charles Hill, who died from supposed poisoning on Thursday, as already reported, and while fail. ing to find poison found evidence that his bowels have been considerably inflamed by some irritant which may have been poison. The analyst's report on the baking powder will be presented on Tuesday at the adjourned inquest.
MARRIAGE OF MUTES AT NEATH. The Rev. H. P. James performed.& most interesting and impressive ceremony. at the Parish Church. Neath, on Saturday, when he solemnised the marriage of a deaf and dumb couple. The contracting parties were James Douglas and Sarah Amelia Brown, both living on the Green at Neath. Mr B. H. Payne, master of tbe Cambrian Institute far tbe Deaf and Dumb. acted as fabarprnJer.
WELSH BREACH OF PROMISE CASES. LOVE THAT DID NOT LAST. EXTRAORDINARY LETTERS. DAMAGES AWARDED. At Anglesey Assizes on Saturday Jane Owen, a, farmer's daughter, was awarded 260 damages for breach of promise. The defendant was John Jones, farmer, of Llansadwrn. Mr Justice Lawrance and a jury heard at the Carnarvon Assizes a breach of promise action in which the plaintiff was Jane Ellen Evans, a single woman, of Penybont, Dolwyddelen, and the defendant Thomas Williams, Tanyberllan, Gyffin. Mr Bankes opened the case by stating that the plaintiff was a young woman, the daughter of a quarryman residing at Dolwyddelen. She had been in the habit of going out to service, and the defendant was a young man who occupied a good position in his class of life, being the owner of a farm and it market garden, and he also filled the post of highway surveyor. When the parties becan)-- acquainted the defendant was living at his farm al-me, :md after a few weeks or months he proposed marriage to her, and wished the event to come off 11; once. Plaintiff agreed to marry him, but suggested that they should wait for 12 months. The defendant assented, and the parties became known among their relatives and friends as an engaged couple. A change afterwards took place. At first the reason was unknown to the plaintiff, but it transpired that the defendant bad marrit d his servant. In the third letter which the plaintiff had received the defendant, addressing her as My dear Jane," said In trni h, believe me. I am longing for you. It came to me this morning like the waves of the sea, and shook me unmercifully, but I managed to persuade myself that I should see you in the flesh soon again. On th" 22nd of May he wrote saying :— But, my dear Jane, nothing troubles me as much as your 3 >ence from me-not to have you in my arms and kiss you as I used to but perhaps the time is nearer than we ever dream when we shall be united with that knot that nothing but death can undo. In another letter he said As I have told you before, to bruise the feelings of a female is one of the-things I hate. The question you ask is perfectly natural-" What is the cause of my silence?' Well, my dear Jane, I feel somehow that the love tli at was between us is fading gradually, withering little by little, and I have no explanation to give for that. There is nothing in you now more than there was in the start to cause this. I can assure you that no other woman has had a hold on my heart. I feel like a sparrow, lonely on the house top. (Laughter.) Perhaps Providence has something to do with the matter. Although I, and perhaps you, had thought to be together till the end of our lives, perhaps the Almighty did not think it But if Providence has ordained us to be together that's certain to take place, and I shall be very willing to fall in with the order. I was at Henrycl lately, listening to a lecture on "Love and Marriage," and he showed the dreadful perilousness of venturing into the married state with- out love, and the dreadful consequences that were to follow. When written to as to what-be was prepared to do, defendant repliect: The first thing that struck me as strange was the greeting at the commencement. I could scarcely believe that the lips which greeted one with the word dear and was then able to heap oaths and curses upon the same man belonged to the same person. You say you long for me, but I cannot believe you otherwise you would have come to see me. I cannot believe that your endearment is but disguise and hypocrisy, and I am thankful that my vision is sufficiently penetrating to see through things like this. I was surprised you had come home to make arrangements for marriage. I could not count any female wise who would leave her place to make arrangements to marry with any man who had had no correspondence w th her for close upon six months. I do not remember that I made any terms to go together at the end of April. I do not believe I have done you any injury, but if you have received any injury at my hands, the laws of Britain are at your command to defend you. Mr Lloyd, addressing the Court for the defence, said that the defendant's view of this matter was that although he wrote several affectionate letters to the plaintiff, there was no promise made to marry her. The defendant, upon being called, denied the promise to marry. Replying to Mr Bankes, he admitted having kept the company of the plaintiff ana written her letters, but there were seasons id love as in other things—(laughter)—sometimes it was warm, and sometimes cold. (Laughter.) As to his means, his farm was very heavily mort- gaged. The jury returned a verdict in favour of the plaintiff, awarding her J6100 damages.
SOUTH WALES SLIDING SCALE. COLLIERS' CONFERENCE AT MERTHYR. CYFARTHFA, DOWLAIS, PLYMOUTH. On Saturday night at the Globe Hotel, Merthyr, a conference of the colliery worken's representetives of Dowlais, Cyfarthfa, and Plymouth was held under the presidency of Mr Thomas Thomas, Cyfarthfa.—The first business had reference to the election by ballot of Mr J. B. Jones by the Plymouth workmen as Merthyr representative of the South Wales Sliding Scale Committee. It was agreed unanimously that the election of Mr J. B. Jones be confirmed.- Mr J. B. Jones thanked the delegates and the workmen generally for the honour and the con- fidence they had placed in him. —Mr Archer suggested that in future it would be well if their Sliding Scale representative came before them more frequently, and explained publicly the progress of matters at the Sliding Scale.—The Chairman expressed the opinion that this was a very good suggestion, which might be discussed to advantage at a future conference.—The Chair- man referred to the fact that there was an implied understanding that the Dowlais workmen were to elect members on the Sliding Scale for two years in succession, on the ground that they (the Dowlais colliers) paid more to the Sliding Scale than Plymouth and Cyfarthfa together. That being so, and as they were believers in the prin- ciple that representation should go with taxation, they could not do otherwise than fall in with this arrangement and give the Dowlais men this justice which was their right. It was resolved unanior nsiy That the representation on the Sliding ocaio Committee be given two years in succession to Dowlais, to one year each for Cyfarthfa 1nd Plymouth."
THE UGANDA RAILWAY. BRITON FERRY GENTLEMAN SELECTED. One of the four non-commissioned officers of the Royal Engineers selected out of 40 to carry out the railway works in Uganda (Central Africa) is Mr Sidney Leonard Clarke, son of Mr H. Francis Clarke, architect, and surveyor to the Briton Ferry Urban District Council. Mr Clarke, fully equipped, set out from Southampton for Zanzibar last week.
All sorts of stories are flying about in regard to the fortune which the. Duke of Hamilton's only daughter will possess. Much, no doubt, is en- tailed, but it is said, that this little heiress of U Tears of.age will succeed to about one hundred. =&tmuWtho=sn&a.yew. I
ROMAN CATHOIiC CHILDREN: DISCUSSION AT THE CARDIFF BOARD OF GUARHANS. At Saturday's meeting c the Cardiff Board of; Guardians-held under tb- presidency of Mr O. H. Jones-Dr Buist. in accordance with his notice of motion, moved thai tte resolution of the board sanctioning the serding of the surplus Roman Catholic pauper clildren at Ely Schools to the certificated Roman Catholic institutions at St. Michael's, Treforest, ani Uazareth House be rescinded, and that in futuiP all Roman Catholic children be sent to such inetitutions whether there be a surplus or not. It moving the resolu- tion Dr. Buist said that the question had been discussed on several occasions, and a great deal of feeling had been brought into the matter, the discussions having taken place in a somewhat warm atmosphere, and from vhat he bad heard he was not sanguine of a pleasant discussion on that occasion, for he had heardjtliat members:ofithe board bad been going round canvassing in opposition to his resolution, and in so doing they were acting in such a way as was degrading and unjust to individual members (j the board, and their action was itself an argnnent in favour of his resolution if they were not atraid to face his arguments. Why go round ø.nt" canvass ? The late board had passed two resolutions, the first of which made a convenience of Ihe Catholics, by pleading that in consequence tf the number of children at Ely Schools being n excess of the accommodation provided, and in order to save any further outlay on building sfceommodation to that already contemplated, tie board should accept the otter of St. Mchael's Home, Treforest, to take not more tlan 30 Catholic children, the board reserving tht right to with. draw any such children when tiey thought fit. The second resolution passed by the board only granted them the care of the children when there was an excess. There was nothing to meet the fair demand of the Catholics of the town, in accord. ance with the spirit of the law. The present board were not tied by the tction of the old board, and be urged his rtsolution on the grounds of first religious education of the children, the financial aspect of the question, the spirit of the law, and the moral and social surroundings of the children, and the effect that would be produced by removing them from an acknowledged pauper institution, such as the Ely Schools, to an institution not so marked. He contended that many of the children sent out to service from the Ely Schools were proselytised by their mistresses and now belonged to other denominations. As for the religious facilities afforded Catholic children at The Ely Schools, he pointed out that the only Catholic clergyman they couid spare was one who had a verv large district to supervise. As to the financial'aspect of the question, during the past three years the cost of the children at the Ely -Schools had been 4s 5d and a fraction per week per child for the year ending 1892; 4s Id and & fraction for the year ending 1893 and 4s 2d and a fraction for the year 1894; but this, he contended, did not absolutely represenfrthe total cost to the ratepayers, for there was no allowance made for the general wear and tear. The Catholics wanted the children not to make money out A and though 5s had been fixed they would actept 4s 6d for their maintenance, if the Local Government Board thought fit. He drew the attention of the board to the great saving to the ratepayers that Roman Catholic institutions in the town had already effected. At Nazareth House there were now 170 children, who, under ordinary circum- stances, would be chargeable to the Union.— Alderman Jacobs seconded the resolution, as he said, in the interests not only of the Catholic children but in the interest of the Protestant children remaining in the Ely Schools. Mr John Rees, of Penarth, moved an amendment that the resolution of the board be rescinded, and that in future all Roman Catholic children should not be sent to such Catholic institutions, whether there was any surplus or not, but that provision be made for the children by building cottage homes. The Chairman You cannot deal with the question of cottage homes. Mr D. T. Alexander moved a direct negative as amendment. He contended that Dr. Buist had not made out his case as to the financial aspect of the question, and, as to the other points, he was of omnion that nothing more convincing had been said than when the question was previously before the board. The Rev. J. R. Buckley said he thought they could not do better than adhere to the terms of the old resolution. The Rev. W. Spurgeon said if they were going to hand over the Roman Catholic children to the Roman Catholic institutions, it simply meant that they were going to empty the Ely Schools. The Nonconformist bodies would relieve the ratepayers and Nenconformist children. As to the argument that Naza- reth House was a great saving to the ratepayers, he might say so also was Dr. Bernardo's Home. As to the educational advantages of the Catholic institutions, be said he bad obtained the services of a servant girl of 23 or 24 years of age who bad been at Nazareth House for several years, but who could neither read nor write. Mr George Padfield strongly supported the motion on the grounds of religious liberty and economy. The Rev. T. P. John, of Barry, supported the amendment, saying that to accept the resolution would be to establish religious unequality. Dr. Jones also spoke in favour of the amendment. Mr Cross said he did not believe that religious educationÎiad any influence over children under 14 years of age, or that it was of any consequence to them. The children were, he contended, far better cared for at the Ely School than at the Cottage Home, Tre- forest. Father Hayde said that it was the religious question that actuated the Catholics in their desire to have the children, and he contended that at the Ely Schools the children were brought up in an atmosphere of Protestantism. A vote was then taken, with the result that the resolution was rejected by the overwhelming majority of 50 to 19. _——————
MR VAUGHAN DAVIES AT LLANDYSSUL. On Saturday evening Mr Vaughan Davies addressed a large and appreciative audience in the Porth Assembly-rooms. The Rev. T. Pennant Phillips presided. After a, few appro. priate remarks, the Chairman called upon Mr Davies, who met with a good reception. After giving his views upon Disestablish. ment and Disendowment of the Church, Local Option, House of Lords, Home Rule, Leasehold Enfranchisement, Light Rail- ways Registration, and Women's Franchise, he dealt with tithes. He advocated their pay- ment into the hands of the County Council, to be applied in order to provide old age pensions for the poor. He was in favour of land reform for Wales, and advocated the establishment of land courts. Mr Davies was frequently cheeredJjy the large assembly. In conclusion be stated that if he be returned to Parliament he will do his utmost to benefit Wales.— The Rev. W. J. Davies asked Mr Davies whether he would support the elected nominee of the County Liberal Association, whoever he might be ? An affirmative reply was given.—The Rev. G. O. Roberts asked Mr Davies if he was in favour of paid members ?—Mr Davies replied that he was, provided the member was too poor to support himself. He maintained that the State should defray the cost and not the county, in the case of Cardiganshire, for instance.—The Rev. W. J. Davies proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Mr Davies for his excellent speech.— Mr W. Jamas. B.A., J.P., seconded, and it was passed with acclamation.
BARRY ENGLISH PRESBY- TERIAN CHURCH. OPENING SERVICES ON SUNDAY. The new English Presbyterian Church at Barry, one of the most magnificent structures in this rapidly-growing district, was formally opened for Divine service on Sunday. Special sermons were preached in the morning, afternoon, and evening by the Rev. J. Christmas Lewis (pastor) and Dr. Munroe Gibson, of London. The building is erected upon a com- manding position on a site adjoining the school" buildings, and faces High-street. Ibis Gothic in style, capable of accommodating about 600 persons. The external treatment of elevation produces broken and effective outlines, and on the west side is a square tower, with square turrets at each angle, and on the east side of the front facade the staircase walls are carried up, having a pyramidal slated roof with a moulded apex and finial. Within the building the seating is arranged in an acoustic curve, which inclines with the floor towards the pulpit, thereby dispensing with objectionable columns and piers interspersed between the congregation and the pulpit. The seating capacity is divided as follows Ground floor, 350 persons gallery, 250 persons. Fall regard has been paid to all modern improvements in ventilation and heat- ing, the latter being carried out on the small bore high hot water pressure system, fixed by Messrs Reaton and Gibbs, Liverpool. The designs were prepared and the whole erection carrid out under the superintendence of Mr T. G. Williams, M.S.A., architect, Cable-street, Liverpool, Messrs E. Fryatt, Richards, and Co., Barry, being the contractors, the pewing being supplied by Messrs James Owen and Co., of Liverpool. During the services on i, Sunday the beautiful edifice was completely filled on each occasion. In the morning the Rev. Christmas Lewis, the pastor, preached an appro- priate discourse upon the necessity for reverencing the sanctuary. At the afternoon service Dr. Munroe Gibson, of London, occupied tbe pulpit, tbe service being conducted by the pastor. The rev. gentleman again preached in the evening. During the services special anthems were rendered by the choir, conducted by Mr Evans.
A CARDIFF BOY'S COMPLAINT. At Cardiff Board of Guardians on Saturday a letter was received from Mrs Evans, of Pentre, respecting the boy William Young, who com- plained before the board last week of having been badly treated whilst in her servioe. The lad said that he was compelled to get up at 5 o'clock on a morning and do all the housework until 11 o'clock at night, and the board having written to Mrs Evans on the subject, the latter replied to the effect that the boy's statements were untrue; that he got up from 5.30 to 6 o'clock in the summer and went to bed at 9, that a girl did the washing and cleaning, and he some- times helped her. Several of the guardians ex- pressed their belief that Mrs Evans"had treated the boy kindly and had not excessively worked him, and Mr Pritcbard was instructed to make' further inquiries into the matter.
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.STARTLING STORY JB ROM THE. SEA. STRANGE SCENES ON A SWANSEA- LADEN SHIP. SEAMEN DESERT -HER. ALLEGATIONS BY THE CREW. THE CAPTAIN'S VERSION. Scarcely had the ship St. Mango dropped anchor in the port of San Francisco on the morn- ing of the 17th May last, than eight of her seamen deserted her in a body. By so doing they sacri- ficed five months' pay, yet they did' it, not only willingly, but (says the San Francisco Chronicle, which tells the story) with a feeiing that they were fortunate in escaping from the vessel at all. Every man sought a boardiog-house, and their first demand was for something to eat. The St. Mungo had left Swanseal34 days before with a cargo of coal and coke. She was short of seamen when she was ready to clear, and sailors were scarce at Swansea at the time. After some delay Captain Hamilton finally secured a crew of hastily gathered men, several of whom had not been used to the deep sea. All but one were signed for the round trip—that is, they could not draw their pay until they returned to Swansea. The ship was out scarcely a week when, it is alleged, there was trouble on board. The seamen "became discontented, complaining first of all of the scant amount of food, to say nothing of its quality, dealt out to them. They declared, also, that Captain Hamilton (the skippet) was over- working them, and attributed this to the alleged desire on his part to discourage them and cause them to leave the ship before their time was out, thus forfeiting their pay. Captain Hamilton, on the other hand, found fault with the men because jthey were not first-class seamen, and because 'they were stubborn, and, as he alleged, shirkers. There was one sailor in particular, Walter 'Robertson, an American negro. Robertson com- plained of being ill during the voyage and declined to work. Hamilton, it is asserted, at once had him put in irons, but, when the seaman promised to take his place before the mast, released him. Robertson died about two weeks previous to the arrival of the ship in port, and buried at sea, the skipper, according to the Chromcle, attributing Robertson's death to consumption. One of the crew named Joseph Leech, who deserted the vessel, told a sensational story of the alleged experiences of the voyage, and it is also said that Boatswain James Jamison, A.B. Seamen Anderson, Thomas Kelly, Patrick Connolly, and Lucas, and also ordinary seaman William Patterson, corroborated Leech's statement when questioned. Their narrative is reproduced at length in the San Francisco paper. Captain Hamilton, wben interviewed, did not appear to be greatly disturbed over the charges preferred by the crew. "I expected as much from that crowd," he said. I have been sailing the seas a great many years, and have had to deal with hard crews, but this last lot was the worst with which I ever had to contend. I am heartily glad that they have left the ship. Indeed, I would have been witling to have gone down into my own pocket and paid them in order to get rid of them. With scarcely an exception they were shirkers, and growled from the time we tlefb Swansea until we dropped anchor here."
SERIOUS FIRE AT CARMARTHEN. HOPKINS'S SAW MILLS DESTROYED. A fire broke out at Hopkins's Saw Mills, near Carmarthen Town Railway Station, about 8 o'clock on Saturday night. The alarm was given immediately it was discovered, and the local fire brigade got quickly to work, and with the assistance of ratlway officials and others made gallant attempts to extinguish the flames. Although water was plentiful, it was of com- paratively little service, seeing that the mills—a wooden structure and the well-seasoned timber- were of ran inflammatory nature, and it was impossible to cope with the conflagration. For- tunately the horses were rescued in time, only one of them being singed as they were being taken from the stables, which were slightly burned. The offices, not far removed from the mills, were untouched. The stores of Saunders, electric engineers, of Cardiff, which stood close by, were considerably damaged, but the batteries, etc.. were taken out before the fire had a fairly good hold of the mills. The contents of two Great Western Railway trucks of Indian corn and barley meal were spoiled. The train service was interfered with. The origin of the fire is un. known. The damage to the mills is not covered by insurance.
PONY SHOW AT HURLING- J HAM. A large and fashionable company watched the judging of the ponies and hacks at the annual show at Hurlingham. The judges were Viscount Valentia, Lord Tredegar, and Mr T. P. Kempson. In the stallion class for polo ponies the Earl of Harrington won with Umpire, which was also adjudged first in the foreign pony class. Mr A. Raw. linson's Cuddington, with foal, won the class for brood mares. Captain Daly's bay mare Skittles was the best polo pony, and Lady Isabel Larnach's chestnut Dandy took the first prize in ladies' hacks. There was a class also for children's ponies, and a prize offered for jumping. The Countess of Harrington presented the prizes.
LADIES' DOG SHOW. On Saturday, under the auspices of the Ladies' Kennel Association, the first grand dog show ever held by ladies for ladies' dogs only," took plaoe in the grounds of the Ranelagh Club, Barn Elms, Barnes. There was a very good attendance. The visitors included the Prince and Princess of Wales nnd Princess Maud, who were attended by Colonel Clarke, equerry in waiting. The exhibits were very numer- ous, and included every class of the canine breed, from bloodhounds to toy terriers. The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Princess Maud drove into the grounds shortly after 4- o'clock. Their Royal Highnesses were met by the Hon. Mrs Vivian, the president of the association, and the members of the executive. The band of the Coldstream Guards having played the National Anthem, the Royal party proceeded to view the various exhibits, and afterwards wit- nessed the Whippet Dog Handicap for the Ranelagh Stakes of 20 guineas for whippets nominated by members of the Ladies' Kennel Association and their friends.
LLAJFNON. SCHOOL BOARD.—A special meeting of the Llannon School Board was held at the Bryndø School on Thursday evening. Mr J. Daviea Llwydcoed Fawr, was appointed ci-erk in place of the Rev. W. E. Evans, Pontybere^i who h resigned.
YSTRADGYNLAIS. OBITUARY.—The funeral of Mr D. Morgan, of the oldest and most highly respected inhabit" ants of this neighbourhood, took piace at Yslirar gynlais Church on Saturday. A preliminary service was conducted at Sardis Chapel, wbOO the departed had been member for many years. The Revs. W. M. MorgaD (pastor), J. Davies, Ystalyfera; L. Jones. Tynycoed, and D. G. Davies, Glynneatb# officiated. The burial service was read by b! incumbent, Rev. Mr Glanley. The prinoi mourners were four of his sons—Rev. D. Uo Morgan, Resolven Rev. M. D. Morgan, Ha1* wich Mr T. Morgan, Senny and R. Morga°» Ferndale. After a married life of 62 years, tb* aged widow only survived her old partner untl' Sunday morning, when she also died.
—— r YACHTING. ? ROYAL THAMES YACHT CLUB VICTORY OF THE BRITANNIA. The Royal Thames Yacht Club on Saturday sailed their annual races from the Nore to Dover. The matches were arranged into fitIt. second, and third classes, and a handioaFo the course for the former two classes being from the Nore to Dover, keeping outside tb* Goodwin Sands, while the yachts competinl jJJ the other races were allowed to take the inside of the Sands. It was a glorious day, the SUO shining and a moderate breeze blowing froJØ the north east. In the first class matcb both the Ailsa and Britannia put in an aPP6^ 1 ance, althougn it was feared the would not be ready, after her mishap. second match attracted nine entries, the 20-tonners' race brought out three, includiWf the new American yacht Niagara. The staifj* ing gun was fired from the steamer Oriole accompanied the yachts) at 10.41. But j°jj* previously the wind veered round soo* east, and became so paltry that it wo not until 10.43 that the Ailsa was able to °r<?J the imaginary line, beina to windward of Britannia, who was 30sec. afterwards. *b Niagara got worst away in her class. A"|V yachts carried jackyard topsails and balloon j" Going away on the starboard tack the Ai,a* was the first to catch the wind. Wben again came round off Warden Point the freshed up a little, and upon going out of SI £ a the Ailsa had lost none of her advautage, and » Niag'ara was still being led by ber opponent. 1 o clock the Ailsa and Britannia seen approaching the North Foreland leading the fleet. There was a st5o^ breeze, and the yachts were then ver5«nally together, the Ailsa leading. The race jjro0 resulted in a victory for the Britannia on to* allowance. The Ailsa arrived ahead. ° winner—time, 5h 29min. 31sec. 3 .ug was 5h. 29min. 44sec. Oniy a couple separated the two yachts. The official times in the second match ^er0#. follow: —Caress, 6b. 12njin. 49sec. Isolde, "P 13min. 17sec. and Luna, 6h. 16min. Ssec. t the third match Niagara, 6h. lOn-in- ZSsec. » and Audrey, 6h. llmin. 39jec. and in the match Maid Marion, 5h. 54inin. 2sec. ■Wa 6h. 13aec. and Creole, 611. linin- 58seo. -=:
CYCLING. THE 24 HOURS' ROAD RECORD BEATEpJ The exact distance covered byG. P. Mills,o t Anfield Bicycle Club, andT. A. Edge, of Mancbe^ ter, on a tandem safety on the road last lhursaw is announced on Saturday as 377 miles, w beats the world's record for any type of cycle. gale of wind blew all day, or some 40 miles W°r would have been added. RECORDS BEATEN AT CATFORD D WOOD GREEN. The one hour's cycling record was beaten at" new Catford path on Saturday by J B East Dulvvich C.C. and W. S. Yeoman. S.lv«g dale C.C. RcoorJ was touched-- miles (time, 24mtn. 41 sec.). but at miles (40min. 21 2-5sec.) they fell away- tj,a 19 miles until the end of the hour, however, taudems were in front of record, 19 mdes A covered in 42min. 33 2-5jec,, and 26 mile? 1-, yards beinjj tbe total for !.he hour, as miles 1,025 yards by E. Scott and G. J McN1 At the new cycling track, Wood Green# Saturday, W. J. Jones and .1. E. Ridout rode miles on a tandem safety bicycle in 21m in. t as against their own previous best of 22'n'r(J 101 5sec., having beaten the record from miles upwards.
JOHN BUNYAN'S CHURCH. ted Elstow Church, which is inseparably cottne0 jJ with the memory of Buuyan's earlier days, itself a building of some size and consider* interest. Parallel with the wall of the yard is the village green, an ample tract of rf>u»g greensward, bordered by homely cottages. western end is the stump of an old stone towards its eastern abrick-and-timber buildm^j the market-hall in the days when Elstow so much dignity. On the edge of the churcbya?j| are three broken trunks of great elm trees, st putting forth tufts of branches. All these have existed when Bunyan was a lad. time he must have loitered about the mar- place; he may, perchance, have seen that broken down, if it had escaped the eaJ reformers; he may have scrambled up those defiant of the beadle, for they would be yo°?* trees in his boyhood. Littie doubt this greet' bf the churobyard wall was the place where be playing his game of tip-cat on that Sunday noon when the call to repentance sounded ears, and that life began which he has Øar in his great allegory.
CURIOUS RELIC AT GOODS STATION. *J| No fewer than 1,000 waggons filled thousands of commodities are dealt with at> station day by day. The unloading platforH* e every night in an apparently hopeless „ goods the arches beneath the passenger st»^, are full of the life, the bustle, the shout of ing the great four-storied warehouse is alf^j bursting with goods, like the granaries in Bihl^?J Egypt with corn and in the midst of all modern activity of trade, there lies a curious e of a time long departed, the fossilised a humar giant, said to be upwards of 12 feet height, excavated near the Giant's Causeway. K the company have not altogether abandoned "TL idea of tracing the owner, it might be while to send a travelling inspector to Ireland „ institute inquiry among the O'Brien family- to jo is just possible that the ossified "gintleman I the huge wooden case at Broad-street may ancestor of O'Brien the Irish giant, well knoljj in London at one time because of his exceeding lofty stature, which enabled him to light his PjP: at the street lamps without climbing, and to the servant girls at tbe bedroom windows as sauntered by.
Iiord Rosebery, who returned to Jersey Saturday aftornoon from Alderney in order Jjj' .a attend the sitting of the States Assembly, alti- wards re-embarked for England. In the township of Fernmount, in Raleiflt County, N.S.W., a drunken man offered so^ aboriginals a drink from a bottle containing be believed to be brandy. They accepted offer, with the result that all who drank, n&Melfo three men and three women, died in agony. The bottle contained ptusaic acid. The Budget Committee of the has resolved to propose to the an increase of the duty on raw petroleum 35 pesetas per gallon, and an increased duty the refined article amounting to 45 pesetag P* gallon. The Mayor of Portsmouth on Saturday recoiled an official notification that the Itahan squadron Of nine ships, under the supreme command of b Duke of Genoa, will visit Portsmouth at the of June. The Corporation of Portsmouth probably co-operate with British officers in ooming the vigit-ors.
tii, 0 t7 J:at- for 0Llassiitrati LAENAVON URBAN DISTwe JLF COUNCIL. The above Council invite TENDERS for the SCPf of about 4,180 Tards of CAST IBON SOC^gj PIP US, to be delivered to the Tyre Mill Sid»n £ iSp and N.W. Railway), Blaenavon, Mon., in such I"3, ties as the Council shall from time to time requu'e- Specification and particulars to be obtained plication to T. Dyne Steel, Esq., C.E., Skinner*s Newport, Mon. Soaled Tenders, endorsed Cast-iron Water P3JJS, to bo sent to me on or before the 20th day J 1895.. 1895. tAJd. The lowest or any Tender not necessarily accop By order, JNO. THOMAS, „ j<lir««r Clerk to the Council O-'Soes. BJaonavon, Mon., 8th Jiiiie. I LANDILO-B'AWR (U. D.) SCHO° J BOARD. The above Beard are Drepared to rcceive Tl'OXS for the APPOINTMENT of a sals.r> of £ 40 nor annum inclusive.. 3Q& Applications to be sent on or before J"" addressed to D. w ION- P O., June 7th, 18S&
CARMARTHENSHIRE ASSIZES. THE OASES AGAINST THE BOGUS GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR. A RUGBY SCHOOL MAN IN THE DOCK. THE QUESTION OF HIS MENTAL CONDITION. These assizes were resumed at the Shire Hall, Carmarthen, at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning before Mr Justice Collins. Henry Haines Matthews, alias E. Grossmith (27), civil engineer, who had been educated at Rugby, was acquitted of the charge of stealing £ 1 Is from the Farmers' Arms, Pencader, where he bad been lodging for five days. Mr Ivor Bowen (instructed by Mr H. B. White, Carmar- then) was for the Crown, and, at the request of his Lordship^ Mr Rowland Vaughan Williams defended. Prisoner was then placed on his trial charged with stealing 27s and two purses from the Wheat Sheaf Inn, Abergorlech, either on the 8th April or the morning ot the 9th, the moneys and property of Letitia Williams, the daughter of the landlady; and also, in another indictment, with procuring food by false pretences from Elizabeth Rhyddse, landlady of the Sheaf Inn, Abergorlecb, on the same date. A third indictment charged prisoner with further stealing, on the same occasion and from the same inn, a silk handkerchief and a pair of cuffs and on a fourth indictment he was charged with steal- ing £ 2 10s from Penyport Inn, Llanfynydd.—Mr Milner Jones (instructed by Mr H. G. Philipps, Llandilo) prosecuted, and, at the request of the judge, Mr Roland Vaughan Williams again defended the prisoner, who pleaded not guilty" to the charges of stealing the sums of money and "guilty" to the false pretence.—His Lordship complimented Mr Vaughan Williams on his able defence at so short a notice.—Prisoner was found guilty of stealing 27s and the purses.—Mr Vaughan Williams, after holding a consulta- tion with the prisoner, observed to his lordship that the prisoner had bad the advantage of a good education, having been brought up at Rugby. The series of crimes of which he had pleaded guilty constituted the first occasion on which he had gone astray from the path of honesty, and he (the learned counsel) hoped his Lordship would inflict as lenient a sentence as he could consistently with justice. It seemed doubtful whether the prisoner had full control of his mental powers. It also seemed probable that be was one of those persons whose mind was not of such a character as to enable them to control their actions as other people of a higher or more perfect type could do. It was understood that the Rev. Mr Ffoulkes, of Llaneliy, who casually made the acquaint- ance of the prisoner, would be able to give some information as to the con- clusion he arrived at relative to the prisoner's state of mind, understanding that while in some respects he was normally sharp, in other respects he was unable to control himself. Mr Ffoulkes was called, but as he was not in town his evidence was dispensed with.—His Lordship, in passing sentence, said: I am giving you the benefit of every possible consideration in your position, and I am treating this, as I am bound to do, all a first offence, and I say that your sentence must be three months' imprison- ment with hard labour on each of the charges in respect of which you stand guilty, the sentences to run concurrently.
BLUE CBOSS TEAS have a world-wide repa- tation ihey are sold throughout the Kingdom, in Europe, Africa, America, and the Antipodes If you cannot get them, write to Blue Cross/' 118, South- wark-street, I-ondon. 2229 A WOMAN OF THE COMMUNE, a powerful new serialstory by MrG. A. Henty, is now appearing in the Cardiff Tvmes and South Wales Weekly News. Order a • opy. It is a magazine and a newspaper combined. cSeventv-two long columns "SONS OF Fnus."—This is the title of a new novel by Miss Braddon, the Queen of Novelists, which will commence publication in the Cardif Times and South Wales Weekly News on June 15th. Two serials short complete stories, special features, and the news of the week. A magazine and newspaper combined for a penny. SHOBT STORIES by the Masters of Fiction appear weekly in the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News." Complete stories at e appearing from the pen oflola, G. R. Sims, Dick Donovan, L. T. Meade, John Strange Winter, Dora Bussell, Helen Mathers, and_ otliera. Serials,. short? stories, 8pecial* articles, and the news of the week. -Order Mopy.
I EASHIONABLE MARRIAGE. HAMMOND—WEMYSS. At'"St. Peter's Church, Cranley Gardens, London, S.W., on Saturday, the marriage took place of Mr Wellesley Hammond, of Tunbridge- Wells, and Miss Grace Wemyss, daughter of the. late Mr David Douglas Wemyss, J.P., and Mrs? Wemyss, of Trefenhan, Aberystwyth, Souths Wales. The Rev. F. E. Ridgway, D.D., vicar- of St. Peter's, officiated, The service was non- choral, but the organist of the church played, selections of music during the ceremony. There" were three bridesmaids in attendance on the bride, viz., Miss Nina Wemyss (sister), Miss Gwendoline Wemyss (cousin of the bride), and Miss Emery (cousin of the bridegroom). They wore gowns of white silk, with shoulder capes of cream lace, and white lace bats ornamented by cream satin bows, cream roses, and white wings. Each wore a. gold and pearl crescent brooch, with a true lover's knot centre, and carried a shower bouquet of cream roses, the gift of the bridegroom. Dr. Theodore Abbott supported the bridegroom as best man. Tbe bride was given away by her brother, Captain Walter Wemyss. She selected -a dress of plain white, duchesse satin, with full court train, ruched with tulle, veil of silk tulle embroidered in each comer with bunches of silk flowers, and covering a spray of real orange blossoms. In her band she carried a large bouquet of white exotics. Among those present at the church to witness the ceremony were Colonel and Mrs Wemyss, Mra W. H. Wemyss, Mra Hugh Wemyss, Miss Hammond, Mr Charles Braid, J.P., Mr E. L. Cozens, Miss Martin. Mrs M. L. Nicholson, Mrs Sandes. Mr Sandes, the Misses Sandes, Mr Burtand, Mr J. B. H. Jones, Dr. and Mrs Herron, Mr and Mrs Arthur Janson, Mr and Mrs Goodohild, Mrs P. A. Watson, Mr and Mrs Pitman, Mrs Clements, etc. At the con- clusion of the service a reception was held at 5, Onslow-square, South Kensington, S.W. (the residence of the bride's uncle, Colonel Wemyss), and later in the afternoon the newly-married couple left for Paris. The presents were very. numerous and costly.
OUT-DOOR RELIEF. ALLEGATIONS AGAINST CARDIFF GUARDIANS. At Saturday's meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians, held under the presidency of Mr O. H. Jones, a copy of a letter sent to the Local Government Board by a Mr James Blakeley was read. In this letter Mr Blakeley complained of the treatment of persons applying for relief by the Relief Committees of the Cardiff Board of Guardians. To take his own case, he said he was 74 years of age,.and rad a wife 72 years of age. They were both cripples, and unable to follow any employment. On the previous Saturday they applied for relief, and were offered 4s 6d a week. Their rent was 3s, and coal cost Is a week, leav- ing them only 6d for food. After considerable cavilling they were offered 6s a week by the committee, and moreover he was treated more as a felon than anything else. In conclusion he said there were a great many deserving people in Cardiff now in a state of starvation owing to the miserable pittance given them. In reply to this letter the Local Government Board had written to Mr Blakeley, stating that it rested with the guardians to decide in what manner relief should be given and the amount to be allowed. The board could not interfere with the discretion of the guardians. Mr George Padfield said he was present when the matter came before the com- mittee, and they considered the matter carefully, and under the circumstances thought 6s a week; an adequate amount to allow. They had also offered him the house, and he wished to say that the demeanour of the applicant before the committee was not such as became any person beseeching chanty at the hands of the ratepayers. Mr Cross said he was also present. The applicant was a well- known carpenter, and they had formerly given him some work in the house rather than give him relief. He was a most cantankerous sort of man, and spoke before the committee in a very unbecoming manner. The matter was referred to the Canton Relief Committee.
MAESTEG DOCTOR FINED FOR ASSAULT. At the Bridgend Police Court on Saturday, Dr. John Davies. J.P., of Maesteg, was summoned by Frederick Barnett, a groom, formerly in his employ, for assault. Mr E. Powellj Neath, appeared; for complainant, and Mr T. J. Hughes, Bridgend, defended. The assault was, it was alleged, committed at an yearly hour on Tuesday morning, some difference having arisen between complainant and defendant on the previous night owing to complainant having exceeded his time of leave after a holiday.—For the defence Mr Evan Howell Davies, nephew of the defendant, who saw something of the affair, said complain- ant was not struck on the head, but ran down the drive and came in contact with the gate. A servant maid named Evans also gave evidence. Mr Hughes admitted that Dr. Davies had struck the man, but he pleaded justification because the complainant having left his employ had norighton the premises or to remove goods at that hour.— The Bench were of opinion that Dr. Davies might have acted under that impression, but he really ought to have known the law better.—They fined him £2, including costs.
INFANTILE ASSURANCE BILL. MEETINGS OF LOCAL INSURANCE AGENTS. A general meebing of agents of the London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Assurance Company was held at Morley's Coffee Tavern, Porth, on Friday to take into consideration the new Bill, and a resolution was passed protesting against the Bill as an insult and injustice to the middle and working classes of the country. At a meeting held on Saturday at St. John's Hall, St. John's-square, Cardiff, of industrial agents, Mr A. C. Kirk in the chair, the following resolution was proposed by Mr A. Winstanley (Royal London) and seconded by Mr W. Williams (L.E. and G.) and unanimously passed :—" That this specially-convened meeting of practical, and in most part. long-experienced Industrial Assur- ance and Friendly Society agents engaged daily in the business and who constantly come in contact with the working classes of all grades hereby record their protest and emphatic disapproval of the measure now before the House of Commons introduced by Sir Richard Webster and others, called The Funeral Expenses ot Children Insurance Bill,' the provisions of which are so glaringly unjust and an unwarrantable attack upon the liberties of the people in their endeavour to provide respectable interment for their off- spring, and, further, it is the decided opinion of this meeting that ample safeguards are already provided In the Friendly Society Act, 1875, and subsequent Acts as proved by the evidence given by experts and responsible offioials before the Committee of the House of Lords in 1890, and by the report of the 19th March, 1894, from the Chief Registrar of Friendly Societies, the highest authority the Crown has upon the matter."
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. ABERYSTWYTH. Miss Phoebe Sheavyn, M.A., London, a former student of this College, has been elected Fellow of Brynmawr College, Pennsylvania, for the year 1895-6. During her term of tenure Miss Sheavyn will be required to pursue advanced study in English literature, and to write a thesis. Mr W. Jenkyn Jonés, B.A., a former student, has been placed in the First Class in the Moral Sciences Tripos, Cambridge, at the close of his second year of residence. Mr Jones graduated B.A. in the University of London in October, 1890, and remained at the College two years after graduation for the special study of Philosophy. He was elected last year to a Scholarship in Moral Sciences at Gonville and Caius College. The College Library has received a generous gift o £100 from an anonymous donor for the purchase of books chiefly connected with Greek Philosophy.
LOCAL PATENTS. The following record to June 5th is sup-' plied by Mr N. Watts, chartered patent agent, 31, Queen-street, Cardiff; 15, Ruperra-street, Newport; and 58. Wind.street, Swansea :— APPLICATION FOB PATENTS. No. 10,723. May 30fch.Charle8 H. Sadler, Penarth—Improvement in the sliding chairs, con- nection and bearings of railway switches. No. 10,660. May 29tb.-John D. Stuart, Cardiff—Improvement in or relating to electric contact-makers. No. 10,517.1 May 28.—William Knieen, Cardiff —A flexible pulley for varying the power trans- mitted by means of an ordinary revolving shaft. No. 10,482. May 28th.—George Brooke, New- port.—A new and improved hand appliance or machine for cleaning up and refacing the seats and mitres of valves and the like; also for drilling and tapping holes, faoing up, and recess- ing around holes. AB ABSTRACT OF A SPECIFICATION PUBLISHED. January 19th, 1894. 1,240.—G. Watson, Cardiff-Bottles drying. Bottles inverted over flanged nozzles through which air is blown into the bottle from an air box.
BAPTIST MUSICAL FESTIVAL. A meeting of representatives from the Baptist Churches of Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire to promote the above festival, which will be held in the Rosebery Hall, Cardiff, on the 2nd of September next, was held ab the Tabernacle Chapel, Pontypridd, on Saturday. Principal Edwards, Cardiff, presided. The hon. sec., Mr Evan Owen, J.P., presented a report as to the tunes, anthems, &c.. selected by the various churches. The list contains several old favourites, such as "Crugybar, "Aberystwyth," Y Dely- naur," Sandon," &c. Itwasfurther reported that aboutl20 instrumentalists had volunteered their services, and that the various choirs had already ordered close upon 10,000copies of the programme, and that between 900 and 1,000 choristers would probably take part in the services. A sub. committee having been appointed to take charge of the minor arrangements the meeting terminated with the usual votes of thanks.
LATE SHIPPING NEWS. ILLOYD'S TELEGRAMS.] The brig Wonder, before reported ashore on Benbridge Bar, was towed off on Saturday night, and has entered the harbour. The steamer Bellova, of Glasgow, for Buenos Ayres, via Antwerp, grounded in the river Thames on Saturday morning, but floated next tide. The steamers Sultana, for Fiume, and Lady Wolesley, for Dublin, collided eg Woolwich Arsenal early on Sunday, during a fog. The former had starboard side slightly damaged, and the latter's stern was damaged. Both proceeded. The cutter yacht White Slave, owner Mr McLellan, grounded near Gourock, but floated at high water without serious damage. The Belgian steamer Lippe, from Nantes for Hamburg, which towed the British steamer Torrento into Dover Roads, as before reported, received damage when endeavouring to get the tow rope aboard.
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CARDIFF. TBE LOCAL VETO BILI>.—AT'A session of the Victory Lodge of Good Templars held at Sbar- sstreet Congregational Chapel on Friday, a 3resolution was unanimously adopted thanking her '-Majesty's Government for their action in intro- tducing the Liquor Traffic (Local Control) Bill. The members are convinced that if the Bill "becomes law, it will greatly tend to stem the tide tot intemperance in the land, and urge the Government to let nothing hinder the successful career of the Bill through its various stages. FIBE AT THE DOCKS.—About midnight on Friday a fire bioke out in the joiners' shop at Hill's Dry Dock, Cardiff. The alarm was immediately given, and Super- intendent O'Gorman was soon on the scene with a number ot his men. Fortunately a hydrant is situate immediately opposite the yard, and there being a plentiful supply of water the flames were soon extinguished. Slight damage was done to the tools and shop fittings. CARDIFF GUARDIANS' MEETING.—-At Satur- day's meeting of the Cardiff Board of Guardians the General Purposes Committee in their report recommended the holding of fort- nightly meetings of the board instead of weekly as at present, and the printing of agendas and minutes, &c. On the motion of the Rev. J. R. Buckley, it was decided to defer consideration of the question for a while. FIRE.—A few minutes after two a.m. on Satur- day an alarm of fire was received at the Central Fire Station. A steamer, under the charge of Chief Engineer Geen, was at once dispatched to the scene—a shed situated on some waste land off Penarth-road, used by Mr Solomon Andrews as a tool shed. The engine was not required, the out- break being subdued by means of the hose from the Grangetown Police Station. The cause of the fire, which burnt out the sides of the shed, is unknown.^g ALLEGED SHEBEENING.—Tbe Cardiff police on Sunday raided several houses in which it was suspected illicit traffic 10 liquor was being carried on, and at 17, Mary Ann-street, occupied by Annie Morgan, they seized a 4%-gallon cask of beer. SEVERE FALL. — On Friday evening, while William Davey, of 84, Splott • road, an employee of the Dowlais Iron and Coal Company, was at work on board the ship Otter- pool in the East Bute Docks, he by some means fell down the hold of the vessel and received severe injuries to his spine. First aid was rendered by Dock Constable Evans, and the man was afterwards conveyed to his home.
NEWPORT. REMINISCENCE OE RISOA FAIR.—At the New- port County Police Court on Saturday after- noon four magistrates gave heed to the complaint of Mrs Ellen Bath, wife of Charles Bath, collier, Cross Keys, who alleged that on Tuesday last, at Risca Fair, her husband struck her twice and kicked her out of the house. You had a quarrel," suggested the Magistrates' Clerk, with a view of getting at the surroundings of the incident. No, sir," replied the lady, we had •no quarrel at all; he wanted me to tell a wilful lie; I would not, and he kicked me. I do not wish to press the charge. He is a good husband when he is sober, but not if he gets a drop of drink. Then he is violent and jealous." The wife added that she had been only married seven months, and that prior to the incident recorded above there had been concord.—Mr R. Lay bourne expressed the regret of the magistrates that the couple did not agree after so short an experience of matri- mony, and bound the husband (who had nothing to say in self defence) over in a £10 recognizance to keep the peace for the next six months. The husband descended from the stand and smiled as he got out 9s wherewith to pay the costs.
BARRY DOCK. SHEBEEN RAID.—During tbe early hours of Sunday morning, Police Constables Hurford and Harris made a raid upon the premise". No. 42, Gueret-street, in the joint occupation of William Jones and Catherine Williams. A 4% gallon cask and a number of drinking utensils were seized.
LLANISHEN. CRICKET CLUB.—Owing largely to the energy of Mr H. G, Price, the captain, this club is making great progress. On Saturday the members opened a new pavilion, which will prove a very useful structure. It is hoped that the laying of a new pitch will be effected by next season. Mr Whittaker's band discoursed pleasant music during the afternoon, and the vicar's wife, Mrs Dovey, very kindly entertained the members of the club, their friends, and the visitors to tea. The result of the match will be found in our cricketing column.
MERTHYR. ANOTHER CASE OF ALLEGED FALSE PBETENCKS.—To-day (Monday) another case of alleged false pretences, involving some special features. will be heard at the police court. GELLIGAER RURAL COUNCIL.—At the meeting of the Gelligaer Rural Council, on Saturday, under the presidency of Mr Matthew Truran, a petition was received from the inhabitants of Rhigos urging the need of a proper water supply in the district, on the ground that that now obtained was not fit tor drinking purposes. It was ultimately agreed that tbe surveyor (Mr J. Jones) and the medical officer (Dr. Dyke) should report upon the condition of the water and the supply. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the meeting of the board on Saturday, Mr D. P. Davies, J.P., chair. man, presiding, Mr R. H. Rhys, J.P., moved that the Finance Committee be empowered to advertise for candidates to succeed Mr W. David .as relieving officer of Aberdare, and to lay down an age limit of from 30 to 45 years. After some discussion, in which Mr D. P. Davies, J.P., Rev. Canon Wade, and others took part, the salary was fixed at £110 per annum. Alderman D. Davies mentioned that he knew of good candi- dates who were prepared to do the work for JB100 a year. THE UNION ABSTRACT.—The abstract and list of paupers for the half-year ended March 25th last weri, laid upon the table at the meeting of the Board of Guardians on Saturday. The indoor paupers numbered 959, as against 924 in the corresponding half of last year, and outdoor paupers 4,819, as against 5,300. Total receipts (exclusive of balances), £22,861 138 6d and the total expenditure (exclusive of balances), £15,572 4s 7d. Tbe liabilities were £4,843 as against £4,935. SCHOOL BOARD.-—On Friday the monthly meeting was held of the Mertbyr School Board, Mr W. L. Daniel, chairman, presiding. Upon the report of the Schools Management Com- mittee, the. tender of Mr T. Phillips for the supply of clothes to attendance officers, at 61s 6d each, was accepted. The committee's report recommended the board to endorse the representation by the Bradford School Board to Parliament in favour of raising the age of children for emgloyment from 11 to 12. A precept for £2,000 was issued to the overseers, that amount being^required for current expenses. —A petition was received from the assistant teachers asking for an increase of salary. Alder- man Dd. Davies proposed that the matter be referred for full consideration to the Schools' Management Committee. Mr Hy. Davies seconded. Eventually it was agreed that the petition should go to the committee for complete consideration. Five tenders were received for re- roofing the Dowlais Schools, ranging from JB791 10s to Mr John Jones's tender was accepted.
CAERPHILLY. PRESENTATION,—On Saturday evening a large number of employees recently working at the Rudry Merthyr Colliery, near Caerphilly, met at the Market HaJJ, Caerphilly, for the purpose of presenting Mr David Lewis, solicitor, Caerphilly and Cardiff, with an illuminated address in recog- nition of his services to the colliers in getting their wages when the above company were in bank- raptcy. Mr Thomas Lewis, sub-postmaster of Rudry, presided. Mr Richard Barker, National Schools, Caerphilly, was also presented with a good walking-stick for drawing out an address.
TREOYNON. FUNERAL OR THE OLDLST IVORITK IN THE DISTRICT.—On Saturday, the funeral of the Jate Henry Matthews, Trecynon, took place at St. Fagan's Churchyard, the Revs. W. Harries (Mill-street), W. Thomas (Cwmdare), and D1. Jones (Llwydcoed) officiating. Deceased was a member of the Mill-street Baptist Chapel, an old eisteddfodwr, and the oldest Ivorite in the Aberdare District.
BRIDGEND. RADICAL ASSOCIATION.—A meeting of this association was held on Friday night at the Board Schools, County Councillor T. J, Hughes presiding. Draft rules reconstructing the asso- ciation on a popular Radical basis were sub- mitted and approved. A special registration committee of five members was appointed. Over 100 new members were enrolled at the meeting.
ABERAVON. THE COMING SHOW.—We are requited to remind our readers that the en t::le" fur ihe Aberayon Dog. Cage-bird, anii Ifrd-.v-trhi Exhibition close on Thursday next.
HAVERFORDWEST. OPPOSITION TO A: PUSUO-HOCSE I:»C».VCI?.— At the Roose Peltty Sessions on Safvr.day t-li-; bia^.str.ites again had before them an application i the transfer of the licence of the Bury Axtra, Portfield Gate, to Jamsa Bowen. It will be remembered that the case was fully gam into day month, but the Bench baing anfthle to mgvm atrto their decision it was adjourned. The magJJJ jstrates before whom the case was to-day haaro were the Rev. P. Phelps and Mr J. Llewellyn "Davies. After hearing a good deal of evidencs for and against, the Bench said they had decided to grant the transfer. Mr Colin Rees Davies w for the applicant, while the licence was opposed by Mr W. J. Jones (instructed by the secretary of the Haverfordwest Total Abstinence Society).
LLANDOVERY. CYMANFA GANU.-The annual Cymanfa Gan* in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists at this district took place at the Tabernacle Ohapel. Llandovery, on Thursday. Three meetings werfi held. The chairmen of the different meetingt were as follows :-Mc)ryi i )& the Rev. E. H. Jones, Memorial; afternoon, tue Rev. E. WilliaØlS, Llanddeusant; aud evening, the Rev. T. Thomas, Tabernacle. The meetings were largely attended, the conductor being Mr David Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aberystwyth, who la entire satisfaction.
CALVINISTIC METHODISM IN BRECONSHIRE. SINGING FESTIVAL. On Friday a united choral festival of the Calvinistic Methodist churches in the upper part of Breconshire and Radnorshire was held at the Assembly Rooms, Builth Wells. Choirs were were present from Rhayader, Llanwrtyd, Llangammarch, Llandrindod Wells, Gorwydd, Hermon, Libanus, Penybont, Builth, Hearts- ease, Tanhouse, &0., the total number of voices being nearly 400. Mr J. T. Rees, Mus.Bac., Bow-street, Cardigan, was the con- ductor, and Miss Jenkins, Bronepynt, accom- panied. Th6 Rev. Rees Evans, of Llanwrtyd, presided at the afternoon meeting, and Mr Richard Morgan, J.P., C.C., Rhayader, in the evening. The Rev. John Williams (Llandrindod Wells), Rev. E. Rees (Rhayader), Lewis James (Builth), Mr John Thomas iLlanwrtyd), and others took part in the meetings. The singing of the various hymns and chants was considered to be very fair. The anthem, "Consider the Lilies," by H. Watkins, Brecon, was also nicely rendered. Special trains were run by the Cambrian Railway Company after the evening meeting to take the choirs home.
ABERDARE. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES.—On Suoday the anniversary services at St. David's Presbyterian Church was held. the Rev. G. M. Smith, of Gloucester, preaching in the morning and evening, and the Rev. R. R. Roberts, B.A., Trinity Church, Aberdare, in tbe afternoon. There were good congregations throughont the day.
HAFOD. PRESENTATION MEETING.—On Saturday evening a public meeting was hPld at Bethel, Hafod, for the purpose of presenting Mr Thomas Williams, of the Lewis Merthyr Collieries, with several tokens of esteem on his departure to take the management of the Aberpergwm Collieries, Glyn- neath. Dr. Ifor H. Davies presided. The work- men of Llwyncelyu and Hafod House Coal Pits presented Mr Williams with a beautiful gold watch and chain; the Congregational Church, of which he was secretary and deacon, presented him with a davenport; and the Rechabite Tent at Hafod gave an illuminated address The Rechabite Brass Band Hafod played'a few selections, and addresses were delivered by Messrs John Powell, Jftmes Davies, Benjamin rrrTt163' John Evans, and Rev. J. Williams. Mr David Thomas acted as seoretary.