P0HTYPRI8D RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY .a .i uijtwjij-r ■! rt-oiv I t-- The mouthly meeting of this authority was held on Wednesday, when there were present: Mr J. Lewis (in the chair), Rev D. W. Williams, Messrs H. Anthony, T. Morgan, E. Edwards, M. Cule, A. Cule, and W. H. Matthias. TENDERS. The Clerk (Mr E. C. Spiokett) said that three tenders had been received for the oonstruotion of a small sewen at Llantwit Fardre, 64 yards in length, the tenders being from Robert Pearson, £18 5s 4d Richard Morgan, jEll 4d; and Richard Taylor, d610 8d. On the motion of Mr Anthony, seconded by Mr Cule, the lowest tender was accepted. SUGGESTED NEW BYE-LAWS. The Clerk explained that the Surveyor had sug. gested the drafting of a new set of bye-laws based mainly upon the model bye-laws of the Local Government Board.—The Chairman proposed that the necessary steps be taken to adapt the bye-laws to the requirements of the Local government Board. This was agreed to. SURVEYOB'S KEPORi. The Surveyor (Mr J. Evans) reported as follows —"I beg to report that I met yesterday by appoint- ment Lord Windsor's agent on the site of the waterworks at Llanfabon. With the exoeption of a slight deviation, which he suggested should be made in the course of the cast iron main from the reser- voir to the parish road, he fully approved of the Scheme in all its details. The object of the devia- tion to which I have referred is to bring the Supply within the reach of Gellihir Farm. This will prove rather an advantage to the Board as it will shorten the distance between the reservoir and the houses to be supplied. A draft of the agree- ment embodying the terms upon which Lord Windsor will let the land and the water will be in Spickett's ha ills in the course of a week or nine *ya- Brynsadler Waterworks. I have to report under the 62nd section of the Public Health 0 > 875, notices were served upon the following; persons aaking each and all of them to obtain within fr P a Proper supply of water for their respeo- ve ouse at Brynsadler. This they failed to do, an now ey r f the Board to fllr:i Ulie the contractor, employed by -,f ° Ur?ls'1 fcbe neoessary supply of water, and admittance to their premises :-Evan Thomas, Post Office, Brynsadler, nine houaea. jjyan Thomas, farmer, Maesyfehn, two houses; John Edwards, miller, Jeliudre, three houses; Edward Morgan, farmer, Brofiskm, four houses, Mary Evans, grocer, Brynsadler, four houses; Thomas Watkins, black- smith, Brynsadler, four ho»8ei. and ^homa8 Matthews, miner, Brynsadler, one house. The next step is to give each of thesa persons notice under section 30 of the Public Hn l n an(j after- wards to apply to a court of summary jurisdiction for an order to enable the contractor to carry out this work without farther molestation from any. one."—The Chairman remarked that it was useless spending a lot of money in providing waterworks if t'he w.ter was not to be used afterwards. He would propose that the neo^&sary steps be taken as ^Bgested by the Surveyor.—1 bis was seconded by r Morgan and agreed to. GILFACH GOCH WATElt SUPPLY. Tfce Surveyor reported than an arrangement had to meet certain parties interested at mi. ^°°h with reference to the water supply.— lhe Chairman and the Rev D. W. Williams con- curred, and remarked that it would be advisable for the guardians to m00t them.—Arrangement to be made accordingly. NUISANCE. The Surveyor read a letter from Mr W. Williams, PencawM, complaining that an unhealthy smell arose from a sewer near his house, and he asked the Board to carry ont their promise to take it further away. —1 6 ^rYey°r added that the sewer referred to was the on a 1 of the main sewer at Llantrisant, and the promise to remove it could not be carried out witbcut the consent of Lord Bute.-The Chair- man thought in that case they had better get the consent of ■*j0r ^te by communicating with Mr Corbett.—The Clerk was instructed to communioats with Mr Corbett accordingly.
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THE EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ACT. KEPORT OF tub SELECT COMMITTEE. The report of the Select Committee appointed to inquire into the working of the Employers' Liability Act, 1880, has just been published. The uommittee recommend the following resolutions as "supplying the ground work for future legis" lation The operation of the Act of 188Q has been attended with no hardship to the employers, whilst it has been of great benefit to the workmen and it is desirable that suoh act should, with certain amendments, be renewed and made permanent. No contract or agreement made or entered into with a workman shall be a bar, or constitute any defence to an action for the recovery under this act of compensation for any injury, unless on entering into or making such oontract or agreement there was other consideration than that of sueh workmen being taken into or continued in the employment of the defendant. Such other considerations shall be-that the employer shall have contributed to an insurance fund for the benefit of such workmen against every accident arising in such employment. Whenever an employer enters into a contract -either written or verbal, with an independent con- tractor to do part of such employer s work, such contract shall not bar the liability of the employer in respect of injuries sustained by any of the workmen of such contractor. Where a workman is injured, and, in the opinion of the judge who tries the action, or, if the action is tried by a jury, in the opinion of the jury, the amount of three years' wages is an inadequate compensation for the injury in respect of which the action is brought, then upon an express finding to this effect compensation may be awarded by such judge or jury. to the extent of a sum not exceeding JBtSO. The term H workmen" shall include, besidfB the persons included in the definition in the 8th seotion of the principal act, seamen and all persons, in- cluding omnibus and tramway servants, who have entered into or work under a. contract of, service with the employer. The benefit of the act should be extended to seamen in cases of accidents arising in home ports. As regards accidents occurring elsewhere than in home ports the operations of the act should be limited to those aring from defective equipment. The committee state that they do not consider it ecessary, under existing circumstances, to amend he bills which have been referred to them, and therefore agreed to report them without amend- ment.
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LOCAL & DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE. PONTYPRIDD. HARLEQUIN FOOTBALL CLUB.—The following officers have been elected for the coming season Captain, T. Webb; vice-captain, R. Davies; treasurer, A. H. Coombes;, Secretary, E. Spiekett. ACCIDENT.—George Davies and William Thomas, both living at Navigation, met with accident at the Albion Colliery, on Wednesday, one sustaining fracture of the leg, and the other severe contusions. Dr Price attended them, and both are progressing favourably. Small Hams, about lOlbs, of superior quality, war- ranted mild, 61d per lb.-Harris, 75, Taff-street, Pontypridd. A FATAL ABBANGEMENT.—MANY LIVES LOST.— Late on Thuisday night a somewhat alarming affray took place in one of the houses in the main streets of this town. It seems that the members of the household, twelve in number, retired to rest at the usual time, everything apparently alright, but in the course of one short hour a terrible affray took place, in which many lives were lost. On examina- nation it was found that the eldest son had pur- chased a 6d. tin of Hagon's Powder, and this he sprinkled on the sheets and blankets of his bed, with the result that all the fleas, bugs, &c., were cruelly slaughtered. The powder killed them right and left to the joy aud satisfaction of the purchaser, who bad suffered for many weary nights from the attentions of these minute but very persistent insects. See advertising oolums for list of agents A good assortment of Jams always in stock at Harris', 75, Taff-street, Pontypridd. FOUND DROWNED.—On Wednesday the body of a man, supposed from the papers in his possession to be Edwi-rd Stephens, of Trealaw, was found in the canal near the White Horse Inn. Dr Price, who examined the body, stated that it had been in the water several days. MARRTAGE.-On Thursday morning an interest- ing wedding ceremony took place at Penuel Chapel, the contracting parties being Mr Morgan Morgan, now holding an important position under the Leeds Board of Guardians, and formerly of Pontypridd, and Mipf; Maggie Daniels, the eldest daughter of Mr Iago Daniels, mining engineer and colliery proprietor, Pontypridd. The wedding party, consisting of the bride and bridegroom, bride's father and brother, and a cousin to the bridegroom, drove from the residence of the bride's father to Penuel chapel. The ceremony was per- formed by the Rev. Ebenezer Pugb, of Treorky. The n uptial knot having been tied the party drove to Merthyr Tydfil, where lunch was provided, after partak ing cf which the married couple left en route for Blackpool to spend their honeymoon, taking with them the well wishes of a large circle of friends. THROUGH Hail, Snow,Rain, or Sunshine, First Class Portraits oan always be had from THOS., FORREST Cambrian Studio, Pontypridd. TREFOREST. GLYNTAFF CHURCH.—The choir, accompanied by a few friends, had its annual outing on Thurs- day last. The party, numbering about 60, left in the early morning in four breaks for the Leys, Cowbridge, and returned at half-pa.st ten, having thoroughly enjoyed the trip. This choir has lately increased in numbers and efficiency. The week previous the Sunday School, numbering, with teachers, about 300, had their customary treat through the munificence of the vicar and Mr Lenox, who takes a deep interest in Church work. The aspect of things is very encouraging in con- nection with Glyntaff Church. Finest mild cured Breakfast Bacon, 5d per lb- Whole side, 4Jd, at Harris', 75, Taff-street, Ponty- pridd. PENYGRAIG. FIRE.—A fire occurred on Tuesday night at the shop of Mr Moses Freedman, pawnbroker. Buckets of water extinguished the conflagration, but not before X200 worth of damage was done. It is supposed a child accidentally set fire to the clothes with a candle. TON YSTRAD. ACCIOBNTAT, DEATH.—Mr R. J. Rbys, coroner, held an inquest on Saturday at the Gelli Hotel, Ton, upon the body of William Davies, aged 52, who was killed on the the Ilth inst., by a tram knocking him against the side of an incline. The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." FATAL ACCIDENT.-As three men were proceed. ing to the bottom of the Bodringallt Pit to be drawn to the top, after completing their day's work on Wednesday last, a rope which is used to draw the trams to the bottom of the pit broke, struck a man named William Jones, Gelli-road, and injured him so severely that he died soon afterwards. Harris' 2s. Tea is the best value obtainable. At 75, Taff-sftreet, Pontypridd. LEWISTOWN. CHURCH BAZAAR.—On Thursday afternoon a two days' bazaar, for the §ale of useful and fancy work towards aiding the building fund of St. Mary's Church, was opened at the board school. Among the ladies who took an active part in the work were Mrs W. W. Leigh (Glynbs-rgoed), Misses Lewis (Poutnewydd), Misses Phillips (Shingrig), Miss Thomas (Pentwyn), Mrs Davies (the schools), and others. Selections of vocal and instrumental music were rendered at intervals. ABERDARE. THE BONA-FIDE TRAVELLER QUESTION.—At the petty sessions on Tuesday—before the Stipendiary, Mr R. H. Rhys, and Mr D. E. Williams—Richard Jones, of Aberaman, was charged with false repre- sentation. It appeared that on Sunday, the 25th July, defendant knocked at the door of the Wayne's Arms, and upon the statement that he resided at Cwmaman, was supplied with beer. It was subse- quently ascertained that his home was at Aberaman. A fine of 20a. and costs or one months' imprison- ment was imposed. ENDORSEMENT OF LICENSE.-U pon the application of Mr C. Kenshole, the license of thA Welsh Harp Inn was endorsed from Lewis Griffiths to David Williams. It was stated that Mr Williams had for some time been the virtual owner, but Mr Griffiths would continue to act as manager. THE MARRIED WOMEN'S DESERTION ACT.—Hector King, of Tylorstown (represented by Mr Kenshole), was summoned for not maintaining his wife, on whose behalf Mr Simons appeared.—It was stated that in April last, five weeks after her confinement, complainant desired a change, and went to visit her mother in Aberdare. She returned in eight days, and then found that part of the furniture had been sold, while the remainder was stored in a house where her husband lodged. She had been invited by stay, bnt refused to do so. Without calling on the defendant's advocate, the bench dismissed the cape, remarking that it was not one contemplated by the Act. LLANTRISANT. /T^ATAL ^ccii>knt-—Samuel Smith, Pontypark, fu °n- Monday from injuries received through the accidental passage of a truck over his limbs. INDUCTION SERVICES OF THE REV D. REEs, —These services were held on Monday at the English Calvinistic Methodist Hall. COWBRIDGE. SERIOUS ACCIDENT To A CARTER.—A serious accident happened near Ystradowen, on Friday. A young man named Evan Evans, son of Mr Evan Evans, of Grigman Mill, was driving three horses and a waggon loaded with coal, when the young man fell to the ground, and the wheel of the waggon passed over both legs and one arm, causing very serious injuries. A dray, the pro. perty of Mr Spencer, brewer, of Cowbridge, P 'r y happened to pass just at the time, and the young man was placed in it and taken to the house of his brother-in-law, Mr John, of Broadway, Cow- bridge, where he now lies, under the care of Dr. Davies, of Cowbridge. 01 1 > ? CAERPHILLY. |f 'i 1 f "CHANGE or POLICE—Police-constable Charles Stibbs, who has been stationed at Caerphilly for the last five years left on Friday last, for Fern dale, to the sorrow of many of the most respect- able inhabitants of the town and district. Mr Stibbs was much beloved for his fidelity and affability in the discharge of hi3 duties, always using grent discretion in not being more officious than official. When duty oalled our worthy friend he was alwas up and doing, and has left Caerphilly with the best wishes of all classes, as was evinced by the number cf friends that parted with him at the railway station. We commend him to the best respect and care of the Ferndalians.
Pontypridd Police Intelligence. WEDNESDAY.—Before Messrs Ignatius Williams (stipendiary magistrate), the Rev D. W. Williams and Mr C. Bassett. WAGES CLAIM AGAINST THE CYMMER COLLIERY Co' -William Jones summoned the company for JEf 15s wages due.-At Mr Griffiths's wish it was adjourned for a week, defendant's costs for two days, on which the case had been adjourned (9s), to be paid by Mr Griffiths.-There was a cross summons for damage from Jones leaving his employment.-This was also adjourned for a week. PERMITTING DRUNKENNESS.—George Chilcott, land- lord of the Lamb public-house, was summoned for permitting drunkenness. -Supt. Matthews having given evidence said defendant had not been summoned before.—His Worship said he would discharge the defendant on thia occasion, upon his undertaking in future to provide a responsible person in his absence to keep order. Defendant would pay the costs. TRESPASS ON T.V.R. AT PENRHIWCEIBER.—David Harris was charged with prespassing on the Taff Vale Railway.—Mr Sims, of Aberdare, appeared for the company.—Charles Lamvon, signalman, at Aber- dare Junction, said on the 1st of August he saw defendant in a piece of garden on the railway within the fence.-Fined 10s and costs, or go to prison for a week.—The same defendant was charged with damaging onions in the garden alluded to.—Fined 10s and costs, or go to prison for 14 days. ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT AT WILLIAMSTOWN.— Frederick Compton, collier, aged about 20, was charged with indecently assaulting Ann Pugsley, aged eleven years, daughter of John Pugsley, ostler. Pri- soner had lodged in the house of the girl's father for nearly four years.—On being arrested he begged the mother to forgive him. On the way to the police- station he said to P.S. Butler I suppose they'll give it me hot for this. I expect they'll give me six months."—He was committed for trial at the quarter sessions. CHARGE OF BURGLARY AT DINAS.—John O'Neil, a respectable-looking young fellow, was charged with breaking into the Boot Inn on Saturday night, and stealing from the bar three bottles of Bass's ale, one bottle of stout, one of brandy, one of whisky, and half a barrel of ale. -The case was dismissed.
TREDEGAR COLLIERS and the SLIDING SCALE. On Monday night a public meeting was held at the Town-hall, Tredegar, of the colliers employed by the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company to consider the advisabity of subscribing to the expenses of the working-men's delegates on the sliding-scale committee. This has not been done at Tredegar for some years, as although the working-men here were bound by the scale they did not subscribe to the fnnd, having no representative. There was a large attendance. Mr W. Giles presided. After a long discussion, it was proposed and carried that in future contributions should be made towards the scale.
A PIT WOMAN KILLED AT MERTHYR A shocking accident occurred at Merthyr on Monday afternoon which resulted in the death of a woman naiued Margaret Andrews, residing at Chapel-street. Abeicanaid. Deceased was em- ployed at the screen at Zaron Level, Plymouth, and was in the act of shifting a tram when another ran into it, and killed her on tbe spot.
Attempted Suicide at Ebbw Vale. Hannah Vincent, a married woman, has been brought up on remand charged with attempting to commit suicide on the 10th in her own house at Ebbw Vale. Alfred Munday said he was called in by defendant's little girl who said there was some- thing wrong with her mother. Upon going in he found the woman hanging from the stair rails by a rope. He at onoe cut her down, but she was unconscious for a length of time. Defendant begged the Bench to t,e lenient with her, saying that she committed it whilst under the influence of drink. The Bench discharged her with a caution.
Llanwonno School Board. An extraordinary meeting of the Llanwonno School Board was held on Wednesday, to con- sider the following questions. 1st. To consider and adopt scale of salaries to be paid to teachers promoted by the Board. 2nd. To pass a resolu- tion promoting the teachers to succeed Mr and Mrs Rees, of the Porth Board Schools, and to instruct the Clerk thereon. 3rd. To consider the advisability of laying down a rule respecting the required qualifications for the promotions of assistants to the responsible parts of head teachers of large schools. Mr J. W. Jones occu- pied the chair and tlure were also present Messrs. Idris Wiliams (Vice-chairman) W. E. Relfe, M. H. Thomas, C. J. N. Gray, Thos. Edwards, W. Williams, and H. Abraham. A deputation from Porth attended the Board meeting presenting a memorial signed by 503 householders praying that Mr Rees the schoolmaster at the Board School at that place might be retained in the service of the Board. Mr Jno. Griffiths who acted as spokesman on be half of the deputation said that Mr Rees was a good teacher and that since he had been there he had brought the school up to such a state of excellence as to give satisfaetion to the district generally. The de- putation having withdrawn the Vice-chairman proposed the question No 2 be left, and by the next Board meeting he would undertake to give notice of motion to rescind the resolution that was passed at the last Board meeting in referance to the resignation of Mr Rees.—Mr. M. H. Tho- 9 mas sec. the proposition which was subsequently carried.—The other questions on the agenda were also adjourned.
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ARMED BORGLARS BESIEGED. Three men were robbing* house at Croinsy, iiia St. Geimain, when the porter came home and hearing them at work gave the alarm, with the result tl.if-t the burglars were regularly besieged by the gmdarmerie and the rural police. Fros bfihird the window shutters the housebreakers repeatedly discharged their revolvern at the crowd ot people who were surrounding the house, bat fortunately hit nobody. One of them jumped dows I from the wit><tow sill, and with him revolver wounded a constable,who discharged his firearm at his assailant. The latter, utterit.g a yell of patin, sprang into a di ih acd ^itappeaved. He was picked up next morn- Dig moi tally wounded'by a shot which had perforated both his lunge. Half frozen, and iu a comatose state, but still clenching hie emp'y revolver, he died shortly after being removed to the hospital. His two com- pnnionn have been art ested. The three burglars were under 19.
SERIOUS END TO A JOKE. At Chester assizes an action has been brought by Mr. Twiss, Malpar, Cheshire, against the Lancashire and Yorkshire Accident Insurance Company to recover £500 on a policy of insurance taken out by Mr. Ba ktrv.-Ile, Stretton, Cheshire, for whose family Mr. Twiss is executor. In May last Mr. Baskerville attended a cattle tale at the Carden Hotel, Cheshire. At the back of the bot^l a young woman WM engaged washing, and Mr. Baskerville jokingly threatened to kiss her. She put up her hand?, and Mr. Baskerville stepping back fell over a tub on to a pan, which he smashed, cutting his hand badly. Inflammation set in, and he died. The company now denied the claim on several grounds, one of which was that a condition endoised on the back of the policy was that notice of accident must be given within seven day?. This had not been done, and it was submitted that on this point plaintiff must be nsBBuited. On behalf of the plaintiff it was contended that the condition should have been in the body of the policy, but the judge dissented from this, ant1 ordered a nonsuit with costs.
ACQUITTED, BUT DISGRACED. Thomas Pope, a musician, has been tried at heterr, before Mr. Justice Stephen, on a eharge of having abducted Eva Price, a girl under the age of 18. The defendant pleaded puilty to going df with the girl, but said he believed her to be over the ase specified. Tfie evidence proved that she was 16 in August Jast. The prisoner was lodging at a publio-house kept by the girl's father. In November the pair disappeared, but were traced to Crediton, Taunton, and other places, whtre they lived as man and wife. The girl admitted that she had told the prisoner she thought she was over 18, but as a fact she did not know her ..ge, The jury, upon this evidence, returned a verdict cf not guilty. On the verdict being declared, loud applause ensued, on which his lordship gave orders ta the police to take into custody any man whom they had seen making a noise. No one, however, was brought forward and his lordship, continuing, said he felt gieatly disgusted at hearing the applause upon the acquittal of a man who had disgraced himself in a most in. famous manner. He did not criticise in any way the verdict of the jury, but he wished those who had applauded to recollect that he considered that they shared the guilt of the accused, and were capable of doing the same thing themselves. Addressing the prisoner, he said, "Leave the court. You are dis- charged, but you are disgraced."
REVENGE OF A DISCHARGED SERVANT. Frederick Overton has been convicted at the assises at Lincoln of shooting at John Cheales with intent to murder. The prosecutor, Lord Yai borough's stud groom, had the prisoner as helper in the stables under him. Overton gave way to drink, and Cheales had to reprove him for taking too much beer. Overton re- plied that he was ready to go if anybody could be found to do his work better. Thereupon he received a week's notice to quit. He replied to this by saving to Cheales, "If you discharge me you are a dt ad man." Shortly aft erwards Overton went to the pun room and helped himself to a revolver and five cartridges on the pretence that he wanted, to shoot a cat. With the weapon in his pocket he went to Cheales's house and wanted to know what Cheales had to say against him. After some altercation he was ordered out. He then produced the revolve rand pointed it at the prosecutor. Mrs. Cheales, who was present, gave him a push, and as she did so the revolver went off, the ballet just missing the prosecutor's head. A second shot scorched His shirt sleeve. He went out of the room, followed •xy his wife, who heard the click of the trigger, as though the prisoner were attempting a third shot. As be fired, Overton said, I'll be hung or transported for him." For the defence, it was contended that the prisoner was under the influence of drink, and had not really acted with a murder uis intention. The jury, however, found the prisoner guilty ol shooting with intent to murder, and he was sentenced to penal servi- 'ude for 20 years.
A BIGAMIST'S DEFENCE. 4t Leeds, before Mr. Justice Smith, Jos ish Fowler, oM, baker, has been tried on a charge of bigamy. The facts were as follows. In October, 1873, the prisoner married Eilen Buxton at the parish church at Sheffield, in which town they lived for some few years after their marriage. Eventually they moved to Huddersfield, where they remained until the yeat 1882, when the prisoner deserted his wife, leaving hel and their six children charvenble to the parish. During the same year he went to Hull,where he lodged with a woman called Watworth, with whom he went through the ceremony of marriage in November, 1882, under the name of James Sykes, having concealed the fact that he wall, at the time, a married man. He lived with Watworth until October, 1885, when he was arrested at Hull. He was sentenced to three months' impii-onment for neglecting to maintain his wife and family, and on his release was fcr-uglit up on the charge of bigamy. The woman Watworth was a widow, with five children. She stated, in lv-cly to questions put to her, that the prisoner had be- n very good to her and was extremely kind to her children. The prisoner upon being called upon for las defence, stated he had matters of a delicate nature to refer to, and asked his lordship whether it would not be ad- visable to have the gallery cleaied of women. The orif-onei's suggestion was not acted upon. He then made a long statement as to the details of his married life, and said that he had left his wife because tt was impossible to live with her. She bad, he alleged, made his life a perfect misery to him, Even- tually the learned judge interfered, and intimated that he could not allow the prisoner to make further remarks that were totally irrelevant. The prisoner thereupon brought his remarks to a close, concluding his speech by expressing a hope that the great Judg'e of ail the world would guide "his lordship to a rignfc judgment. The prisoner was found guilty, and sen- tenced to 12 months' imprisonment with hard labour,
AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS. The Agricultural Department has just issued sta- tistics shewing the extent in statute acres and the estimated average produce per acre of the principal crops in Great Britain for the year 1885. Taking the differences shewn by a comparison of the figures relating to the crops in Great Britain in 1885 with the estimated ordinary avenge yield per acre, the results shew an increase in wheat and barley, while the rate for oats, peas, beans, potatoes, turnips, mangolds, and hops respectively decreased, and hay was practically an average crop. The gross produce in 1885 compared with that in 1884 shews for the cerc-al crops in Gnat Britain an estimated decrease in wheat of 2,C'-8,211 bnMiels. Of barley there is an increase of 5,oC!5,5 y busltels. In oats the total produce shewn is 'fi-'s th-ni that of the preceding year by 1,032,423 bushed; i may be observed, how- ever (the report states), that K* u micu'ion for Great Brita;n here referred to is due to tho large decrease of 3,306,194 bushels in Scotland, as. in England and Wales taken together there is an increase of 2,273,771 bushels of oats as compared with the crop of 1884. For peas the falling off in the ( stimated total produc- tion in Grt-at Britain as ci-mpared with 1884 amounts to 1,336,558 bushels, the decrease m beans being 2,610,783 bushels. In root crops, for which a similar comparison can be made, there is an estimated decrease in potatoes of 544,699 tons, while turnips and mangolds have decreased by 6,562,497 tons and 87,869 tons respectively. For Ireland all the crops here given shew an increased average rate of produce per acre in 1885 compared with the prt ced- ing year. The yield of wheat per acre increased by l-57 bushels, barley by 0'18 of a bushel, oats by 0'62 ot a bushei, peas by 1*37 bushels, beans by 514 bushels, potatoes by 0-2 of a ton, turnips by 04 of a ton,mangolds by 0*7 of a ton, and hay by O'l ot a ton. The grosB produce in Ireland in 1885, as compaied with 1884, shews in cereal crops an increase in wilt at of 197,016 bushels, in barley of 465,998 buthels, and in oats of 69,581 bushels. Potatoes shew an increase of 135,386 tons, turnips of 43,859 tons,and mangolds of 60,253 tons. There is also an increase of 333,320 tons in hay.
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Nero, the black preacher, has raitsvrf an acti08 -maindthe Glasjoio Weekly Mail, claiming £ 3,000for iliCfTtjfl slander. I; ha.-1 l»ej:i pni-usi^l to place a window in St. Margtir-jt s Ohun;i> Westminster, as a memorial ot t'.e !a:u Lord ra;.¡¡11 irotigli. }lr, irviiijr and Xtsa Terry intend to take a trip. i t'o A ica .it'ier tho _lo.su of the Lyceum season, u.il)iy e'ariy ill August. r-:r Gaven Ouffy lias in the press a work Mi;ed •• 'J'he League of the North and South," » rco-nt episode in Irish history, i8«>5. j'!>e charge-sheet of the Epsom Police Court oft Saturday morning was uousuaiiy heavy for the d»J- til;; ti.jre being twenty-seven prisoner# in i-iiSiiO'ly. So iar^e is t':e number of Americans visiting Knrope' this year that it is calculated that 70, tX.0,000 i lis. wUibe required to meet their demands during summer tour. i he d«:it:i is ami"Unced of M. Edouard Frere* ;!ic c.dcbrated French painter. lie was borne aV i'is in January, and first exhibited at tilo Saicn of l.vl: unique book is shortly to be published in HIII)- iiri:-y—a grammar of a gipsy idiom, compiled by tlife. A ii.slriaii Archduke Joseph, aud called •'uoniano-. Csibakoro Sziklaribe." The Prince's Dock ex tent ion works at Bombay aiVord employment for a large liiimi or of c.ioliei. At present about men and women are daily 'ig:ig.!d on these works. A commercial museum, which it is intended should serve as a permanent mas. uiu for the Exhi» hi! ion of samples of mereha.-sdise, is about to bqk. est;ioiisiied at S;. A!a>ure. A weekly o iieia. journal, entitled Ktminjo SltùPS. has recently made its appearance at Seoul, the capi- tal ot ( orea. It is published in mixed Chinese an4 ( orean characters. Artistic taste in 1 urkey is to be cultivated by tllflt of a permanent Exhibition of fine Arts and Art Industry, to be established at Con- »t.antiuople by the Sultan's orders. .Mr. 1 ienry 1 .arlam!, a bandsman in the Hants Yeomanry, while returning to Kingston-oil-Thames from a parade at Aldcrshot, was thrown from hilt horse aa,1 killed. Eleven important manuscripts have been dis. covered in the library of the University of Wurzburg throwing much light on the history of the lost author. Priscillian, who was burnt as a heretic at Treves i$ Jd.3. Influential New Yonkers are represented as being. in an angry frame of mind because Senator Evart*. utilises the post-card in replying to the letters ot" constituents. The method is easy and cheap, bttfc not flattering. A Homan villa has been discovered in the course of some excavations at Chamiers, near I-lerigueux Among the objects found are coins bearing effigie^ of Nero and Faustina, and a fine bronze statuette dfc1 Mercury. At a meeting of the Liverpool Shipwreck an4 Humane Society, Dr. Hamilton, of Chester, w, awarded a silver medal and a vote of thanks f. having jumped into the canal in deep water 414, Chester and rescued a boy. Messrs. Macrtnllan have in the press a populate treatise 011 the voice, by Dr. Morell Mackenzie. Embodying as it does the results of tweitty-tlvw years' experience, the work cannot fail to be valu* able both to singers and to speakers. A woman, name unknown, has been found lyitw. insensible outside the Hoyal Oalc public- house.. Prince's Street Lissou Grove, Marylebone. 811-. was COIL veyeli to St. Mary's Hospital, and dia^l shortly after admission. Ilardcastle Ward, a butcher, of Hunslet R at. Leeds, has been sent to gaol for one month, without, the option of a fine, for having in his possession quantity of diseased meat, which was being pre-, pared for manufacture into sausages when it wajh. seized. A sad case of bereavement has occurred in Ayr, A fortnight ago llenry M'Crorie, coachman, lost son by death, on Saturday a daughter, on Monday two daughters, all children, and on Friday his Wife* Out of his whole family M'Crorie has but one 00"" left. The committee for the celebration of the centenary of Arago will issue shortly an appeal for subscript tions to erect a statue to the celebrated astronomer on the Place St. Jacques. A new boulevard will b- opened in the direction of the meridian for connect- ing Paris and Montsouris Observatories. Trofes^or Hayter Lewis, who has just returned from Jerusalem, brings the news that the finll of tit." wall north of the "Citadel" in the Holy City promises to be a discovery of the very highest im- portance. Circumstances point very strongly to thfc. presumption that there is here the long-lost secondkk wall. The officers charged with the operations for ttig., census which was to be taken in France are en, countered by some resistance from the cod/icir/eSf many of whom refused to give any information as to the number of families in the houses, or to receive and distribute the blank forms to occupiers of tent. inents. The White Star steamer Germanic, which liat. arrived off Queenstown from New York, cit i-outefo* Liverpool, reported that 011 the night of the 25th inst., two days after sailing, Mr. F. H. Crooke, a saloos. passenger, jumped overboard, and was drowned be., tore assistance could be rendered to him. The land sales last week have given fair encouK. ageinent to owners, for although in Gloucestershire^ where rents are rapidly declining, a good property*, was disposed of at £21 an acre, agricultural lan^ in Durham has realised from X35 to X70 per acre^ and farm lands in Wiltshire have secured the hi gtw price of 1;108 per acre. 31rs. Sarah K. Bolton, author of several similw biographical books, has in the press a volume elk titled "Girls who became Famous." It will giv- twenty sketches of notable English and Americaifc women, including Jean Ingelow, Lady Brasses Baroness Burdett- Coutts, George Eliot, Miss Alcot,- iind .Margaret Fuller. The jury of the Salon in Paris have, by 183 vote* out of 354, awarded the medal of honour to M. J uleft Lefebvre. M. Lefebvre's portrait of a lady is on, if the best productions in the Salon, and well merited so high a distinction. The chief prize for sculptor is not awarded, no candidate obtaining a sufficienk- niajority. A Wexford correspondent states that nearly 70& bales of cotton, value £ 5,000, lying on the i\ilnior% v^uay, have been burnt. It is not known how tl. fire originated. They had been landed from tb. steamship Pontesea, which went ashore near th*. [dace, and would in a few hours have been shippedi in steamers for Liverpool. The night Hon. Lord Teynham (George Henry- Hoper-Curzon) was born on May 27, 17*)S, and liak therefore just attained his 88th year. lfis i.or(lsliin is the 10th holder of the title, which was created j, 1010. and to which lie succeeded in 1812. With th^ exception of Lord Cottesloe, he is the oldest r<aron ilk the L nited Kingdom. Devizes Castle, which was originally built by,. iJoger, Bishop of Salisbury, in the reign oi llenry I., and was reputed the most formidable for>ress in* tMiulaud, is to be sold shortly. The remains of th^ ancient castle have been carefully preserved iod re- stored where practicable, and the present res;denca is a good modern example of an ancient feudal ■ eastle. At Taunton Assizes, Justice Day sentenced .Tan. Nicholls, (22), domestic servant, of Batter sea, to. twenty years' penal servitude for the manslaughter of her illegitimate child. The accused, who was,. originally indicted for murder, left Lon. m Q" Waster Sunday with the child, and booked to Crew- kerne, where the body of the child was fou < 1 in pool. At the Southwark Police Court, Henry Grc-sinitli, a potman, has been sentenced to six weeks' imprison- Hunt for assaulting Elizabeth Schofieid, whos. taitghter, aged eighteen, he had enticed from home Out the daughter, at a later hoar, applied thai. Grojw smith might be discharged, as he had promise* to marry her, and the magistrate thereupon ordered that lie should be liberated. Dr. Adler, Chief Rabbi, from London, preaching. in the Edinburgh Jewish Synagogue, the reports recently before the Church of Scotland and the Free Church regarding missions to the Jews. lie thought that before they tried to makegoo 1 Jew*, into bad Christians they should deal with the mas* of infidelity and immorality which, according to their own Church reports, was seething the cities of shis country. Professor Davidson, of the United States Coast Survey, has prepared a long account of the explora- iious on the Pacific coast from 1530 to IG<M, whicli. will be printed by the Government. The object hat been to fix the places mentioned by the early voy* agers. He has come to the conclusion that Si* Francis Drake never saw the entrance to San fran-* •isco Bay, but anchored inside the eastern i ot Point Bevea.